The Barga Celtic Supporters Club were once more donned up in the greens this morning in front of a large screen for the classic Rangers – Celtic match. A few technical difficulties still had to be ironed out but in the end the match came onto the screen just as the football started. No longer able to watch Scottish football on the TV via SKY, the ever resourceful Paolo Gas had switched technology and moved over to streaming internet via Channel 67 to satisfy the members of Celtic Supporters Club.
To add to the festive occasion, a full Scottish breakfast was on the menu plus, of course, industrial quantities of beer.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
PaoloGas’s Bar, Barga, Italy
12.30 AM: full Scottish breakfast (8 € excluding beverages, 10% discount to members of BargaCSC)
1.45 PM: Rangers v Celtic on Channel 67
Breakfast reservation is needed calling +39 347.7167557 (Paolo) before Friday, December 31, 2010.
Info: www.bargacsc.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
Barga Celtic Supporters Club
12.30: ricca colazione scozzese (8 euro bevande escluse, sconto del 10% ai soci del Barga Celtic Supporters Club)
13.45: Rangers v Celtic su Channel 67
Per la partecipazione alla colazione è necessaria la prenotazione al
+39 347.7167557 (Paolo) entro venerdì 31 dicembre 2010.
Per maggiori informazioni: www.bargacsc.com – email@example.com
Paolo Gas talking in his bar (in English) just as the whistle blew for the start of the Celtic Rangers match
A date that will always unite Celtic and Rangers – Forty years on from the Ibrox disaster the Old Firm will put hostilities to one side to remember the 66 who lost their lives
In among the madness of the Old Firm – and there are lashings of that – the odd glimmer of light appears. Endearing moments from the Glasgow duo should arrive tomorrow lunchtime albeit, and typically, with a deeply unfortunate backdrop. Rangers host Celtic on the 40th anniversary of the Ibrox disaster, an occasion that led to 66 people losing their lives and a further 145 being injured amid horrific crushing at the end of a New Year derby.
John Greig and Billy McNeill, respective captains of Rangers and Celtic from that era, will lead the classes of 2011 on to the pitch. Members of both 1971 teams will follow them on to the field before a minute’s silence.
“Obviously it is a significant day in Rangers’ history considering what has happened,” says the club captain, David Weir. “And the players have been made well aware of what happened even although, apart from me, nobody was born at the time. Nobody was really aware of it [before coming to the club] but we have been well schooled in what happened, the significance of it and we won’t forget that.” – source