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Author Topic: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?  (Read 16596 times)

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« on: April 01, 2012, 06:57:53 AM »
Stiliyan Petrov is clearly held in high regard and affection at Parkhead as well.
We now usually have a high profile pre season game at VP, I can think of no better chance of getting a really big crowd and raising a 1million for Leukaemia research into the bargain.
I dont know what Celtics pre season schedule is, but our final game in the USA is 24th July with the new season opening on 18th August -  assuming we are still in The Premier  ???. That gives three free weekend dates.
I cannot remember a Scottish team visiting us since the infamous 1970s game with Rangers, so it is long overdue.
What do others think ? Also if this idea does have legs, perhaps those on this site who have the ear of the club could suggest it ? 
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 08:28:07 AM by Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air »

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 07:01:47 AM »
Great idea.

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 07:02:57 AM »
We played Hibs in a pre season.

Offline brian green

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 07:47:45 AM »
Either Villa Celtic pre season or Villa Bulgaria as a curtain raiser to the Euros.   The road Stan is on will be a hard one in the weeks and months ahead.   Our support for him must not fade away after yesterday's high emotion.

Offline nigel

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 09:34:44 AM »
Wonderful idea.
Over to you Randy

Offline SashasGrandad

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 09:50:08 AM »
The 3 weeks before the start of next premier season clash with the Olympics.

I know that won't bother a lot of football fans but I'm on duty officiating at the athletics for 12 days.

Plus Celtic may have a Champions League qualifier. But otherwise a great idea. Just hope I'm free to go to see it.

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 11:01:34 AM »
Great idea

Offline Big Dick Edwards

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 11:02:55 AM »
I cannot remember a Scottish team visiting us since the infamous 1970s game with Rangers, so it is long overdue.

Nearly 40 years later I'm still scarred from that game. I'd imagine many who were there that day would feel the same and would think twice about attending any match against either of the Glasgow clubs, regardless of the charitable reasons.

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 11:04:28 AM »
Great idea, let's get Legion on the case to the club.

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 11:06:36 AM »
Not for me.
Rangers is still fresh in the memory and I would not trust it to be the day it should be.

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 11:20:35 AM »
Not for me.
Rangers is still fresh in the memory and I would not trust it to be the day it should be.


Nor me.

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2012, 12:03:39 PM »
I was at the Rangers game in 1976 and must disagree with some of the above comments that supporters could not be trusted to behave. Things are not perfect but surely we have moved on a long way from then ?
If you check this Celtic thread on Stiliyan you will see their feelings towards him are the same as ours. They are having a 19th minute applause at their game today and you will also see a couple of their fans have suggested a match against us too.
But if people really think its a problem, play the game up there in a 60,000 stadium and probably raise 50% more money. I would want to go wherever it was played.

http://www.talkceltic.net/forum/showthread.php?t=121414

« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 12:13:04 PM by Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air »

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 01:09:24 PM »
Fantastic response from the Celtic fans. Heart warming stuff.

Offline spk

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2012, 01:14:08 PM »
was it really that bad?

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Re: How about a Villa v Celtic charity game ?
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012, 01:23:37 PM »