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PamK May 17th 2009 11:33 pm

Celtic footie fans in QLD may be interested in this....
 
Queensland Government lures "the Celts" to Brisbane

Premier Anna Bligh has announced that the Queensland Government has secured football giants Celtic to play Brisbane Roar in a "friendly" match at Suncorp Stadium
on Sunday 12 July. Ms Bligh said attracting the famous 'Celts' was not only a coup for Queensland football fans but for followers of the game throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
"Celtic was bombarded with offers from other countries, most notably Japan and the United States, to play pre-season games there," Premier Bligh said.
"Given the enormous fan base Celtic has throughout the world, we are expecting their game against the Roar to be a sell out. The Premier said the Celtic game would constitute the annual "Queensland Roars Against Racism" game.
"The 'world game' is surely the best vehicle to send the important message that racism will not be tolerated in Queensland," she said. Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell the club was delighted to accept the invitation to play in Australia.
"Celtic is fortunate to enjoy the support of millions of people worldwide and it will be a great privilege to ensure that many of our Australian supporters have the chance to see the team play in their own country," he said.
Brisbane Roar general manager Peter McLennan said the match would provide the Queensland public with a small taste of the fierce rivalry shared between Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers.
"Brisbane captain Craig Moore and Hyundai A-League Foreign Player of the Year Charlie Miller both had distinguished careers at Glasgow Rangers and know what it means to face Celtic," he said.
TransLink CEO Peter Strachan said TransLink, who are one of the sponsors of the game, would provide free public transport to and from the match for ticket holders.
Suncorp Stadium General Manager, Paul Sergeant said tickets would go on sale through Ticketek to the general public on Tuesday 2 June (TBC).
Tickets are expected to range in price from $26 to $90 (TBC) and kick-off time is planned for 3pm, taking into account that children were returning to school the following day after their mid-year holiday break.

scottishcelts May 18th 2009 1:12 am

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Originally Posted by pamvt (Post 7580442)
Queensland Government lures "the Celts" to Brisbane

Premier Anna Bligh has announced that the Queensland Government has secured football giants Celtic to play Brisbane Roar in a "friendly" match at Suncorp Stadium
on Sunday 12 July. Ms Bligh said attracting the famous 'Celts' was not only a coup for Queensland football fans but for followers of the game throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
"Celtic was bombarded with offers from other countries, most notably Japan and the United States, to play pre-season games there," Premier Bligh said.
"Given the enormous fan base Celtic has throughout the world, we are expecting their game against the Roar to be a sell out. The Premier said the Celtic game would constitute the annual "Queensland Roars Against Racism" game.
"The 'world game' is surely the best vehicle to send the important message that racism will not be tolerated in Queensland," she said. Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell the club was delighted to accept the invitation to play in Australia.
"Celtic is fortunate to enjoy the support of millions of people worldwide and it will be a great privilege to ensure that many of our Australian supporters have the chance to see the team play in their own country," he said.
Brisbane Roar general manager Peter McLennan said the match would provide the Queensland public with a small taste of the fierce rivalry shared between Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers.
"Brisbane captain Craig Moore and Hyundai A-League Foreign Player of the Year Charlie Miller both had distinguished careers at Glasgow Rangers and know what it means to face Celtic," he said.
TransLink CEO Peter Strachan said TransLink, who are one of the sponsors of the game, would provide free public transport to and from the match for ticket holders.
Suncorp Stadium General Manager, Paul Sergeant said tickets would go on sale through Ticketek to the general public on Tuesday 2 June (TBC).
Tickets are expected to range in price from $26 to $90 (TBC) and kick-off time is planned for 3pm, taking into account that children were returning to school the following day after their mid-year holiday break.

Yes we know! :thumbsup: how exciting - cannae wait, gonnae get tickets for the whole family - c'mon the hoops!

Stitch May 18th 2009 3:05 am

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Woooo hoooo!

DunRoaminTheUK May 18th 2009 3:12 am

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Originally Posted by pamvt (Post 7580442)
Queensland Government lures "the Celts" to Brisbane

Premier Anna Bligh has announced that the Queensland Government has secured football giants Celtic to play Brisbane Roar in a "friendly" match at Suncorp Stadium
on Sunday 12 July. Ms Bligh said attracting the famous 'Celts' was not only a coup for Queensland football fans but for followers of the game throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
"Celtic was bombarded with offers from other countries, most notably Japan and the United States, to play pre-season games there," Premier Bligh said.
"Given the enormous fan base Celtic has throughout the world, we are expecting their game against the Roar to be a sell out. The Premier said the Celtic game would constitute the annual "Queensland Roars Against Racism" game.
"The 'world game' is surely the best vehicle to send the important message that racism will not be tolerated in Queensland," she said. Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell the club was delighted to accept the invitation to play in Australia.
"Celtic is fortunate to enjoy the support of millions of people worldwide and it will be a great privilege to ensure that many of our Australian supporters have the chance to see the team play in their own country," he said.
Brisbane Roar general manager Peter McLennan said the match would provide the Queensland public with a small taste of the fierce rivalry shared between Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers.
"Brisbane captain Craig Moore and Hyundai A-League Foreign Player of the Year Charlie Miller both had distinguished careers at Glasgow Rangers and know what it means to face Celtic," he said.
TransLink CEO Peter Strachan said TransLink, who are one of the sponsors of the game, would provide free public transport to and from the match for ticket holders.
Suncorp Stadium General Manager, Paul Sergeant said tickets would go on sale through Ticketek to the general public on Tuesday 2 June (TBC).
Tickets are expected to range in price from $26 to $90 (TBC) and kick-off time is planned for 3pm, taking into account that children were returning to school the following day after their mid-year holiday break.

I think I might go to that one.

I was born in Kirkintilloch so that makes me a honorary fan...

kar-kier May 18th 2009 3:47 am

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My hubby is heart broken - we are in WA, and don't have the money for him to fly over!

fraser May 18th 2009 3:50 am

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I bet suncorp will stink that day:sneaky:

DunRoaminTheUK May 18th 2009 3:52 am

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Originally Posted by fraser (Post 7580798)
I bet suncorp will stink that day:sneaky:

Hooots mon........!

Pommy Dan May 18th 2009 3:52 am

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Seems a shame that this game will sell out when Roar's competitive games dont.

Why not offer free PT to members all season, for example.

Frustrates me that the business community and media jumps on the bandwagon when a 'name' team comes out (see channel 10 the other year for Syd v LA) but when it counts - during the actual season - you dont see hide nor hair of them....

hopefully, over time, this will change...

stewmac May 18th 2009 3:57 am

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Will the Dhims be wearing their shirts that commemorate the end of the Famine like they did yesterday against the hibees ? they were the 1st team to be born from Irish immigrants not the other lot from the west coast...sooner they realise they play in Scotland the better if no gtf back to Ireland and send Rangers down to the English Conference while your there !!

scottishcelts May 18th 2009 4:07 am

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Originally Posted by stewmac (Post 7580806)
Will the Dhims be wearing their shirts that commemorate the end of the Famine like they did yesterday against the hibees ? they were the 1st team to be born from Irish immigrants not the other lot from the west coast...sooner they realise they play in Scotland the better if no gtf back to Ireland and send Rangers down to the English Conference while your there !!

grow up mr prejudice :blink:

scottishcelts May 18th 2009 4:08 am

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Originally Posted by Pommy Dan (Post 7580802)
Seems a shame that this game will sell out when Roar's competitive games dont.

Why not offer free PT to members all season, for example.

Frustrates me that the business community and media jumps on the bandwagon when a 'name' team comes out (see channel 10 the other year for Syd v LA) but when it counts - during the actual season - you dont see hide nor hair of them....

hopefully, over time, this will change...

"Cos the Glasgow Celtic will be there" :D

stewmac May 18th 2009 4:40 am

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Originally Posted by scottishcelts (Post 7580819)
grow up mr prejudice :blink:

nothin prejudice in the truth ,oh thats right the Dhims dont do truth i forgot silly me :eek:

jazzys May 18th 2009 5:35 am

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Sounds like a nice occasion to watch a decent football match wearing my new England shirt

Jazzys

kporte May 18th 2009 5:39 am

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Originally Posted by jazzys (Post 7580948)
Sounds like a nice occasion to watch a decent football match wearing my new England shirt

Jazzys

You're thinking of Rangers mate

TrickyTree May 18th 2009 5:56 am

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FML couldnt they get a decent team to come along to Suncorp???? :rofl:

Should be an alright warm up game for BNE and im sure Charlie will be looking forward to it.


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