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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11895 on: July 17, 2017, 07:23:33 AM »
As I understand it there are 1500 hundred Linfield fans travelling,and they are being accompanied on the entire journey (coaches and boat) by club and eventsec stewards.

I hope they are not subjected to sectarian abuse,it is important that we do not stoop to their level and allow the media to portray the line one's as bad as the other.Let's do the talking on the pitch with a goal avalanche.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11896 on: July 17, 2017, 09:57:30 AM »
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11897 on: July 17, 2017, 04:46:07 PM »
As I understand it there are 1500 hundred Linfield fans travelling,and they are being accompanied on the entire journey (coaches and boat) by club and eventsec stewards.

I hope they are not subjected to sectarian abuse,it is important that we do not stoop to their level and allow the media to portray the line one's as bad as the other.Let's do the talking on the pitch with a goal avalanche.

Griffiths and Celtic charged by UEFA!!

Griffiths doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the box, what did he think would happen when he tied the scarf to the goalpost? Has he done it at Ibrox?!!

Eejit!

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11898 on: July 17, 2017, 05:39:59 PM »
Yet to many calling out shitty Linfield fans he's a legend for doing it. Doesn't make sense to me.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11899 on: July 17, 2017, 06:15:21 PM »
Why is there such a deliberate naming of the missile as a "buckfast bottle"?
Is it not enough to say "a bottle was thrown at a celtic player"?

Is there something sinister, more lethal in that it was not just a bottle, but 'twas "a buckfast bottle"?

Ok a glass bottle

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11900 on: July 17, 2017, 06:48:53 PM »
As I understand it there are 1500 hundred Linfield fans travelling,and they are being accompanied on the entire journey (coaches and boat) by club and eventsec stewards.

I hope they are not subjected to sectarian abuse,it is important that we do not stoop to their level and allow the media to portray the line one's as bad as the other.Let's do the talking on the pitch with a goal avalanche.

Griffiths and Celtic charged by UEFA!!

Griffiths doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the box, what did he think would happen when he tied the scarf to the goalpost? Has he done it at Ibrox?!!

Eejit!

yes, and Tynecastle

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11901 on: July 17, 2017, 07:38:05 PM »
Celtic are charged for the team picking up 5 yellow cards, foolish when it's just Linfield and there are more important games ahead.

Would it be a more serious charge for Linfield if their fan was accused of throwing a Buckfast bottle onto the pitch?
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11902 on: July 17, 2017, 08:49:02 PM »
As I understand it there are 1500 hundred Linfield fans travelling,and they are being accompanied on the entire journey (coaches and boat) by club and eventsec stewards.

I hope they are not subjected to sectarian abuse,it is important that we do not stoop to their level and allow the media to portray the line one's as bad as the other.Let's do the talking on the pitch with a goal avalanche.

Griffiths and Celtic charged by UEFA!!

Griffiths doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the box, what did he think would happen when he tied the scarf to the goalpost? Has he done it at Ibrox?!!

Eejit!

yes, and Tynecastle

And a good few other grounds. It is almost a ritual for him at this stage but he probably should have been wise to the fact he was messing with the emotional delicacy of psychopaths on Friday night.

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« Reply #11903 on: July 17, 2017, 08:51:56 PM »
Celtic are charged for the team picking up 5 yellow cards, foolish when it's just Linfield and there are more important games ahead.

Would it be a more serious charge for Linfield if their fan was accused of throwing a Buckfast bottle onto the pitch?

Yeah I thought a lot of the cards were needless and could be costly further down the road. Griffiths could be excused and it was a cowardly, potentially damaging tackle from behind on Armstrong that caused him to react but it was Linfield FFS, we had no need to be picking up any yellow cards.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11904 on: July 17, 2017, 09:51:09 PM »
Celtic are charged for the team picking up 5 yellow cards, foolish when it's just Linfield and there are more important games ahead.

Would it be a more serious charge for Linfield if their fan was accused of throwing a Buckfast bottle onto the pitch?

Yeah I thought a lot of the cards were needless and could be costly further down the road. Griffiths could be excused and it was a cowardly, potentially damaging tackle from behind on Armstrong that caused him to react but it was Linfield FFS, we had no need to be picking up any yellow cards.

Griffiths card was needless, as in needless for the ref to give it. Unfortunately when the ref allows thugs to get away with thuggery our players are going to react. As for tying the scarf to the post, if that is counted as incitment, I think those who are offended need to look at themselves.

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« Reply #11905 on: July 17, 2017, 10:19:24 PM »
An orange knuckle dragger ties a scarf round a lamppost in front of Ardoyne shops to the cheers of his reprobate buddies. Not inciteful? Really?  :o
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11906 on: July 18, 2017, 05:57:07 AM »
The abuse all of the Celtic players took at the shithole that is Windsor Park,and in particular Brown,Griffiths and Sinclair,was unbelievable.I can well understand Griffiths wanting to rub it in.


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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11907 on: July 18, 2017, 08:07:16 AM »
Tony I detect a different tone from you from last week regarding this fixture, the venue, opponents etc.

Nothing like being stuck in the middle of the like to remind you what they are really like.

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« Reply #11908 on: July 18, 2017, 08:10:56 AM »
The Griffiths thing is ridiculous because it came about 5 mins after the game had ended.  After the constant abuse, after the missiles and after attempted pitch invasions.  To try and say that this would incite trouble is bananas given that the torch was well and truly lit long before then. 

Maybe UEFA need to have a look at themselves for inciting everything that went before by not keeping the teams separate in the draw if they feel a scarf to a post at the end of the game could have lead to serious unrest - talk about wanting it both ways.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11909 on: July 18, 2017, 08:44:55 AM »
The Griffiths thing is ridiculous because it came about 5 mins after the game had ended.  After the constant abuse, after the missiles and after attempted pitch invasions.  To try and say that this would incite trouble is bananas given that the torch was well and truly lit long before then. 

Maybe UEFA need to have a look at themselves for inciting everything that went before by not keeping the teams separate in the draw if they feel a scarf to a post at the end of the game could have lead to serious unrest - talk about wanting it both ways.

It doesn't do Griffiths any favours to minimise his behaviour. He is a very talented footballer who continues to show a lack of maturity and responsibility. He is a highly paid professional who as a Celtic footballer needs to avoid any potentially provocative behaviour.
However, it reminds me of the targettting of Neil Lennon. Neil was painted as an individual who brought the abuse on himself , therefore explaining/excusing the behaviour of rangers and NI fans towards him. The atmosphere in Windsor last week was absolutely poisonous and unacceptable . The reaction of the normally placid Stuart Armstrong to a disgraceful tackle epitomises how players can get sucked in, in the context of such a poisonous and aggressive atmosphere.
Leigh Griffiths was intimidated every time he took a corner, including the throwing of missiles( why is this being minimised) . Despite apologist David Healy ridiculously implying such incidents occur in Manchester derbies, these events are now rare and extremely dangerous. In the midst of Griffith's regrettable response, the seriousness of the missile throwing and poisonous atmosphere has been completely minimised. Sadly this is typical of this place, we have been normalising and excusing sectarianism for years.