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Football With Fans …..We Wait in Hope

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30 July 2020

 

The season kicks off in Scotland this weekend with a backdrop of Football with out Fans. So the statement released by Celtic this evening that supporters are set to be allowed back in football stadia from September 15 is very welcome and will be received with joy by Celtic fans everywhere.

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We are itching to get back to Celtic Park. Could we really get back to Paradise by September 19 for Livingston’s visit to Paradise?, all be it with reduced capacity it still would still be a giant step.

Now is not the time to debate who will win the golden ticket to get back into Celtic Park first but a time to welcome that some lucky Celtic fans could be inside cheering on the Bhoys in what could be a tough game.

If it was safe to travel from Ireland and I am lucky enough to get in, I’m there! if I don’t have to quarantine for 14 days on return.

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If I don’t get one of the golden… tickets, I’ll bite my lip and wish everybody well, although I would be a little jealous but happy that if the project worked I would be closer to getting back to the normality of watching Celtic in the flesh, it’s just not the same on TV.

Feeling the match day atmosphere again will be special.

There may even be test events before then, which gives someone a chance to get into the stadium maybe for the Motherwell game at the end of August. I may be getting carried away but it’s so positive to hear this news when here in Ireland, pubs are not opened yet and with 85 new corona virus cases reported today I can’t see them opening on August 10th.

We Wait in Hope.

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Andrew Milne started More than 90 Minutes in 2001. He has written for numerous publications and online about Celtic.  He is a former newspaper columnist with the Daily Ireland and the man behind celticfanzine.com. He is host of the Celtic Soul Podcast & Celtic AM pre-match events at Malone’s in Glasgow on match days and follows Celtic Home & Away. He is a season ticket holder for Celtic FC and the Republic of Ireland. He is also P.R.O. of St. Margaret’s CSC, a member of the Celtic Trust and the Celtic Graves Association.

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