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Wer sich noch nicht angemeldet hat, soll dies bitte so rasch wie möglich tun. Wir investieren viel Zeit und Herzblut in die Organisation des kommenden Festes. Frühzeitige Anmeldungen erleichtern uns das Planen immens. Vielen Dank.
Im Anhang sende ich euch den aktuellsten Newsletter. Viel Spass beim Durchlesen. Bitte reserviert euch, falls ihr könnt, die im Newsletter erwähnten Daten. Wäre schön, euch bald wieder “live” zu sehen.
Küsä / Marcus Schwarzentrub
Präsident CSC Switzerland
I hope you are all in good health. Please find attached the latest newsletter. Enjoy reading it.
Please reserve the dates mentioned in the newsletter if you can. It would be great to see you “live” again soon.
was a hot Tuesday in Switzerland, when a fenian bus left Schwarzenburg (Blackburry)
to collect several creatures, all dressed in green and white. They came in
their dozens from all over Switzerland and had origins in Switzerland, Ireland,
Scotland, Germany, Italy and probably even more. The bus, organised by the CSC
Switzerland, left Blackburry on the 2nd of July 2019 at a quarter to noon and
picked up Fondue Fenians and old and new friends in different places
(Schwarzenburg, Berne, Wangen an der Aare and Zurich) to finally reach St.
Gallen by 3:15 in the afternoon.
in St. Gallen, we all immediately headed down to “The Irish Pub Brühltor”,
where our very own StevieBhoy setup the stage to perform some Irish folk- and
also a load of Celtic-songs. As our board member André (El Commandante) had
written a little guide to St. Gallen, there were also other Bhoys and Ghirls in
the pub, not just us.
though St. Gallen (their football club) is green and white itself, it was green
and white even more on that day. The pub was decorated with flags from
different countries and of different CSCs. Everybody enjoyed the fun, the music
and the drinks. As the game was about to be kicked off by 7:30 pm, all the
bhoys and ghirls (I’d say 50+ people) left the pub around 6 pm to head out to
the Kybunpark, the stadium of FC St. Gallen. As the public transport is
included in the match ticket, we all took public buses. Singing during the
entire journey, we were very much of an attraction to the locals commuting home
after work or the FCSG fans taking the same journey as we did.
the stadium, the stewards, security personnel and the local fans were very
friendly, quite a bit of a surprise, honestly, as St. Gallen is known in
Switzerland for its very strict security concept. We all (CSC Switzerland took
care of at least 65 tickets) joined the other Hoops-fans in the away end, hung
out our flags and enjoyed the spirit of the Celtic family. Sure enough, we sang
the ever so necessary hymn “YNWA” by our own (we don’t need it being played by
a DJ). The game started and ended quite uneventfully with a 0:0 draw, even
though Edouard missed a penalty kick and Jozo Simunovic was sent off. Not all
in our end even noticed…
Much to the joy of the local audience and the commentators in Swiss pay-TV, we sang not only “Happy Birthday” to FC St. Gallen, which has it’s 140th anniversary this year. Not only that, but most of the time sang and cheered our team, led by our Toblerone Tims StevieBhoy (who literally almost never stopped singing from the time getting onboard of the bus in Zurich until leaving it) and Boab, who were both showing their ambitions to becoming new capos for the Green Brigade …
trip to St. Gallen was, once again, absolutely great! We met old and new
friends (special hello and welcome to the newly founded CSC Lecco from Lake
Como, Italy) and enjoyed a brilliant day with the Celtic family! We’ve been
asked dozens of times, how comes, that a Swiss becomes a Celtic fan. Everybody
who ever joined such an event will know why. It’s that simple!
Fanny and Küsä were heading off to Eibar (Basque-Country, Spain) for the friendly game on the weekend of july 18th. It was Eibar SD’s 75 birthday. We met there many of our friends from Spain and Martin & Gill from Scotland. A big thankyou to Maureen, who organized nearly everything!
We arrived on Friday and after a speed-bar-crowl (7 or 8 bars in one hour) we finally settle down in a nice bar where we have good talks with old and new friends.
Weather was fantastic, beer cold (for 5 minutes), and it was a pleasure to take part at the festivities on the main place, where we were letting our flag fly. Rebels and Celtic songs habe been played and we could watch bit of the basque-style of the “Highland-Games”.
The game wasn’t that bad and Celtic comfortably won 4:1. Ambrose and Griffiths (with a hattrick) were the Celtic goal scorers. Bailly saved a penalty aswell. After the game we had a fantastic time in the city center with Celtic supporters and members of the Eibar supporters club which is named “ESKOZIA LA BRAVA” (Scotland the brave). Could not have matched better!
On Sunday, Gonso guided us to different spots at the Basque-coast. We finally ended up in Hondarribia (next to the French boarder / San Sebastian-Airport). Very nice village and the right place to relax, before we were flying back the next day to Basel.
It was another fantastic trip, with many stories to tell! Looking forward to the next trips!
Our 3rd trip in a short time was another success. Not only did Celtic win a point in a 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Captain Brown and new Bhoy Wakaso, but we also had a few fantastic days.
We started with an early train from Zurich HB on Thursday morning. After 5.5h we reached Salzburg and straight went to meet the other fans in the local irish Pub. To our suprise there were quite a few. We enjoyed the matchday athmosphere and around 6 p.m. we headed to the stadium where we met our friend Frannie to get our tickets. I then went directly to the stadium to put the banners up. The stewards were very nice and even helped me putting them on.
The game itself started with high tempo on the pitch and our set of fans were full voice for most of the game. Wakasos goal, a wonderful strike from outside the box, and Brooney’s deflected long strike where nice goals and we celebrated them heavily. Salzburg’s fans presented an “Ultra section”, but they prefered to sing about Red Bull instead of Salzburg. The home fans were a disappointment, specially the ones who told us they are supporting Red Bull but still are Austria fans.
Here a wee video of the Celticfans in Salzburg:
The night then ended in the same Pub with lot of singsong and having a good time until early in the morning.
On Friday we started our fecking Tourist day with exploring the old part of Salzburg and we went to the Castle up on the hill. I can recommend Salzburg as a city, it’s small but beautiful! Enjoy the photos! THe next day we headed back to Switzerland and trust me, the 5h on train were perfectly for taking a bed belated sleeping time.. 😉
All in all it was a fantastic trip and we met lots of new friends! Thanks to the Elgin Ches (CSC), Zurich guys Matt & Christoph, Frannie, Brian (for organizing the tickets) and all the tims!
Markus, Fanny and myself started our wee 4 days trip on the 2nd of September with getting on train to Geneva Airport. There we hit the international roads with a shitty EasyShit flight to Barcelona. Spanish fenian Gonso picked us up with his new car at Barcelona’s airport and we drove about 3.5h to Villarreal where we had a first positive shocker. When we walked into our hotel the whole Celtic team was waiting in the lobby, what lead to a “fucking hell” shout by myself. The team wasn’t too happy about having supporters in their hotel and just gave us a wee wave. Kayal at least was ready to take a picture with me (see below).
We then headed to town to the peña Celticsubmari, the clubhous of the local Celtic Supporters Club, where we were having chats with new and old friends from the Yellow Submarines. Some beers and sandwiches later we headed to bed for being ready for the matchday on the next day. And it was worth it! We started with some drinks at around 11, singing, dancing and meeting other Tims (just a few though) and having a great day. In the afternoon we were invited for a loads of beers, paella and were even interviewed by the Villarreal FC TV (see video)! Friendship at it’s best! Doing a march before kick off with the organized band wasn’t that bad either.. 😉
More videos can be found hereand for game highlights click here!
After long discussions we even could take our flags inside and put it up (maybe you spotted it in the hihglights). We sang all the game, even started Villarreal songs as their fans didn’t start singing. The game itself wasn’t very good, but still nice because of the 6 goals we did see. And the best of it was the wee cancer patient who scored a nice goal (click here to watch)! This goal was shown all around the world! You got to love Villareal and their peña!
After the game we went on with having a good time, as we did the other day with a wee tour to Peñiscola, a neighbour village, plus having a last blast in Villarreal the night!
We want to thank Javier and David Vilar Blasco, Gonso, Dirk, all the new sottish and spanish friends and all we forgot for an great trip!
On the Weekend of 24 th to 26th of July a group of swiss Tims went to St.Pauli, Hamburg to meet up with friends from all over the world and enjoy St.Pauli, their club and their Fans. As every year we had a blast of a weekend, met a lot of new people, had some beers and enjoyed a weak Celtic side losing 0-1 to St.Pauli. A weak side, but a side actually only playing with youth players. So the result actually isn’t even that bad for playing a Second Bundesliga team. Here you’ll find some picture of our weekend. Hail! Hail!