The Last Kick O’ the Baw then a Cowardly Glasgow Kiss

Not the worst game of football I have ever seen, and an exciting finish! Catlin Hayes saved the day at the end and won Celtic a point which was just about deserved, even though I had serious doubts about Celtic’s ability to break down the stubborn defence.

It is probably a result which is a good one for Glasgow City rather than Celtic or Rangers, but it was nice to see our supporters and players get a lift as the game finished to leave some of the Rangers players looking as unhappy as one of the defeated candidates in the SNP election looked when the result was announced.

And there was an unsavoury incident at the end when one of the Rangers back room staff, apparently their Assistant Manager, seemed to try the head butt the BACK of the head of Fran Alonso.

I am no expert in gang violence and to me the “Glasgow kiss” only happens if you get very lucky with a woman one Saturday night, but it seems to me that this is an extremely strange and self-defeating thing to do. And of course, it is violent conduct! We look forward to see strong action being taken. Where’s VAR when you need it?

The crowd was OK but the players deserved more people to watch them. Women’s football is still in its infancy, it would appear, as far as attendances are concerned. As far as Celtic are concerned, I have long felt that the Ghirls would benefit from playing their games at Celtic Park. I don’t think the pitch would be unduly damaged and I’m convinced that they would attract more spectators.

They have, of course, played at Celtic Park occasionally in the past – I recall seeing them beating Hibs there once last year – but Celtic Park should be their home. It is an honour and a privilege to wear the green and white jerseys, and to play at our home. The girls should have these honours and privileges all the time.

But well done Fran and the ghirls! And great to earn a draw so late in the game!

David Potter

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I am Celtic author and historian and write for The Celtic Star. I live in Kirkcaldy and have followed Celtic all my life, having seen them first at Dundee in March 1958. I am a retired teacher and my other interests are cricket, drama and the poetry of Robert Burns.

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