Celtic to screen upcoming derby match in Kerrydale Bar

By Hamish Carton

August 19, 2019

Celtic will give supporters the chance to watch next month’s Glasgow derby against Rangers together by opening up the Kerrydale Bar.

The club’s events channel @celticparkevent made the announcement on Monday morning.

The club will charge fans £5 to get into the bar from 11am where they will be able to buy drink, breakfast and listen to live music.

The move comes after it was once again confirmed that Hoops supporters would receive a reduced allocation at Ibrox. Just like the two meetings there last season Celtic fans will get just around 800 tickets in the corner of the stadium.

That is a significant reduction from the 7,500 the club got in seasons prior to that.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Will Celtic ever get usual derby allocation back?

It seems a real shame that the spectacle of the worldwide fixture has been diminished so needlessly. Rangers’ decision to cut our allocation for Ibrox was up to them but the overall atmosphere has suffered as a result.

It was no surprise that all four derby matches were won by the home side last season – convincingly in most circumstances. It’s just so difficult for the travelling side to get a foot hold in the game when the home support are so vociferous.

(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

That is why many Celtic fans are fearing the Ibrox clash on September 1st. We’re not in the greatest of states at the moment while Rangers look near their best, especially at home. It promises to be a tough afternoon for Neil Lennon’s men.

Hopefully both clubs will see sense in the coming years and return the away allocations back up to normal. It’s not really the same without them.