‘Oh Can’t You See?’ Celtic fans sing, probably about their view at Hampden

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MUCH has been written about the decision by the Scottish FA to remain at Hampden rather than move to Murrayfield – the SFA being the SFA had previously discounted the most sensible option of moving the games around the country to suit the expected crowd size and give everyone a chance to see Scotland games.

Scott Brown was one of the first to react to the news – saying Hampden was one of the worst stadiums he has played at for atmosphere and as a former Scotland captain, of some distinction, he noted that it was not an intimidating place for visiting players to play.

Ally McCoist hit back at Broony suggesting he was simply at the wind up, we’ll not bother you with his remarks.

After the chaos at Celtic Park the other week, which could so easily have led to a disaster, personally I had serious concerns about any move to Murrayfield as far as Celtic playing there would be concerned – especially if we were playing them. The Police showed that they could not adapt their policing plan for the recent game at Celtic Park with 7000 fewer away fans and 7000 extra Celtic fans. I also fear for the 800 Celtic fans who may attend the game at Ibrox on 29 December. If the Police simply adopt their usual match day plan for away supporters it could end up being a real problem for our supporters there. Hopefully we take zero tickets.

You have to ask yourself how Police Scotland would handle crowd segregation at Murrayfield? Frankly it would have been a recipe for disaster.

So Hampden it is then. But of everything that has been said and written, nothing sums up the place better than the photograph in this tweet, which was addressed to a journalist (who sits in the posh, first rate South stand when attending games at Hampden).

For everyone else the ground is not fit for purpose. Demolish the three other stands and start again is the ONLY solution.

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