SPFL Fixture Decision Is A Disgrace And The Giveaway Is Sending Celtic To Ibrox Second.

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If you’re going to screw somebody over, better not to make it obvious.

Today the SPFL has made it obvious. They are, as the leaks suggested last night, sending us to Tynecastle on the first weekend after the split. 1200 away fans only will be able to attend that one. But just in case we don’t get there they’re sending us to Ibrox next, where no away fans will be in attendance. And that’s what makes it clear.

These people, in another year, would have pushed the Ibrox game to third or even fourth in the schedule, all the better to avoid even the possibility of a title decider.

But Tynecastle is not a place we have found comfortable, and if we go there and draw then a title decider is exactly what the game at Ibrox will be … but none of our fans will see it.

So instead of paying respect to the people who attend games every week, we’ve been slapped with this. 1200 away fans or no fans at all. No real opportunity to clinch it at home in front of 60,000.

Having been unable to deprive us of a title in a season of controversies, they are determined to make sure as few of us can attend the clincher as possible.

What a disgusting decision this is. It is worse, by far, than the one most of us thought it would be, even up to this morning when Tynecastle first became a near certainty. We have two home games in the fixture list.

But neither of them will be first or second in the order.

They’ve devised the one schedule that guarantees the minimum number of Celtic fans at the game.

Don’t tell me that’s not a calculated act.

Don’t tell me that’s not designed to screw us over because it is and it obviously is and we’re entitled to spitting mad about it.

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  • Captain Swing says:

    Hard to believe this has been agreed. Clinch it at Tynecastle and thousands will gather to celebrate. In glasgow. On the Sunday of a bank holiday weekend. For the coronation. With Sevco at home to Aberdeen the same afternoon. This is like a return to to the Sunday 6.05 kickoff, just asking for trouble.

  • BJM says:

    Hit the sfa SPFL in the pocket next season ,if we make it to the semifinals or final of either cup competition refuse all tickets only if we are drawn against a team that would struggle to sell 10k to their own supporters would make Hampden a ghost stadium and hopefully embarrass the sfa SPFL and substantially hit them in the pocket.
    I know this is a drastic measure and would probably never happen but it might just might make them sit up and listen to the biggest and most successful team in Scotland.

  • FSTB says:

    Celtic should do a beam back at Celtic park and let everyone in free

  • FSTB says:

    Screw 60,000 celtic fans over so the bigots can have a sash bash in George square to celebrate auld Charlie banger fingers getting fitted for a new hat

  • Eire goCeltic says:

    Get the National Lottery Office to figure out and conduct a random draw, otherwise
    get rid of the split rounds altogether. Unfurl the Premiership Flag now. Declare the relegated team.
    Conclude the Scottish Cup. Go and play cricket, golf or swim. Alright, I did not mean to upset
    those who say, more football is not enough.
    To me the split rounds are unnecessary.

  • JimBhoy says:

    Don’t know what the fuss is about. We potentially get to celebrate 2 times at Celtic park, once at Ibrox in front of probably a few hundred of their own, once at rangers lite and at Hibs… Rub all their noses in it… We will celebrate regardless of where and when.

    Let’s do an Ange and concentrate on the next game.

  • Eldraco says:

    Sky want that 4th game to be the clincher. SPFL bent over. What’s so hard to understand.

  • Eldraco says:

    Or, just don’t turn up forfeit the three points and fuck sky! I like that one.

  • John S says:

    The fixture list is not random. It was always going to be a deliberate decision, regardless of the tie. The Celtic Board should now consider appropriate representation for their customers in asking the SFA/SPFL why they decided to do this. It is clearly not good for the game. Scrub all this derby-day nonsense while we’re at it, yes we might like it but it is the epitome of manipulation. No searching out Euro ties to schedule an ‘Away’ to Aberdeen and so on. Shove some numbers in a computer and no-one can complain.

  • Kevin Dunne says:

    No one from the east end expected anything less from a masonic riddled outfit SFA Ref,s var assistant,s ,85% minimum it is what is still take title no matter where they fix it for

  • Christine Mcghee says:

    I understand they don’t want trouble, but we all know rangers fans can’t handle a win, and can’t handle themselves if they lose, so the trouble they are trying to avoid, will more than likely come whatever they decide. Rangers fans will lash out if they lose the game or if they win, but if this was the other way round, would they stop the rangers fan for wanting to celebrate on the day. Don’t think so.

  • Johnny Green says:

    It’s good that we can get under their skin so much that they will do anything to annoy us. However nothing they do will spoil my celebrations and I hope they are annoyed to this extent every season. We can start our celebrations by horsing the huns in the semi final and then seeing who is the most annoyed after that.

    Fk them all…..the long and the short and the tall.

  • Michael Clark says:

    What did anyone expect I mean does this really come as a surprise! I don’t mind saying I said in the Celtic Blog 2 days ago to put this in your diary that Celtics 2 games after the split would be away from home and that’s exactly what they’ve done. The SFA and SPFL are full of orange men and they will do anything to try and spoil the Celtic party. Let’s just hope we’re injury free come the weekend and put this lot to the sword and pile more misery on their last hope. There’s nothing the orange men can do to spoil that.

  • Magua says:

    Second only to the Huns, I absolutely loathe the Tynecastle club. Let’s get the league done and dusted against those bassas. A few songs about Albert Kidd would not go amiss…just for the craic, like. Then, with the title safety wrapped up, play the B team at Ibrox. Just to show the Huns how much we respect the 2nd Ibrox club.

    Hail Hail

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