Scottish journalist shares brilliant picture of Green Brigade cheering on Celtic FC Women
The Green Brigade just cannot be kept away from the standing section at Celtic Park, whether it’s the first-team or the women’s team.
The noisiest fan group in Scotland were in fine voice today, as season ticket holders and supporters got to see Celtic FC Women take on Hibs at Paradise.
If you thought today might lack the ultras’ presence at Paradise, you’d be absolutely wrong.
And not only were they typically buoyant, they were also very much enjoying the sunshine of Glasgow’s East End. It certainly helped, with Canadian striker Clarissa Larisey opening the scoring in under a minute.
Jo Hendry, of Go Radio, shared a fantastic picture of the Green Brigade enjoying proceedings at Celtic Park, as fans were given a unique opportunity to cheer on Fran Alonso’s side.
In true Scottish tradition, the dress code was “taps aff”.
Excellent stuff from the Green Brigade, who need no second invitation to start the party at Celtic Park.
The atmosphere definitely helped. With the backing of the ultras, Celtic were all over Hibernian, despite missing Charlie Wellings and Caitlin Hayes. The two, both regulars for Fran Alonso’s side, were heavily featured in the marketing for today’s game.
However, it must’ve been a late selection call by Alonso. Little matter, though; Alonso’s attacking 3-4-3 utilised the Celtic Park pitch to excellent effect.
Kudos to the Green Brigade, cheering on Celtic FC Women at Paradise
It would’ve been exciting enough to play at Paradise, in front of Celtic supporters in the Glasgow sunshine.
With the Green Brigade though – like ’em or not – you’re guaranteed noise for 90 minutes plus. It had a very obvious positive effect on the players, who quite simply won’t be used to having ultras at their games.
Hopefully, for Celtic FC Women, this is the start of something regular. We’d love to see Fran Alonso’s entertaining, attacking side at Celtic Park more often. The more it happens, the bigger the crowds will get. At the very least, it’d be fantastic if the side were able to at least play in Glasgow with regularity.
Though Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie is a useful option, it’s harder to build a connection when the Celtic FC Women side are outside of Glasgow.
That’s to worry about in the future, though. For now – as in, right now – the Celtic FC Women team are beating Hibernian, with a noisy Green Brigade giving their backing.
Sunshine, football and songs. What more could you want?
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