Celtic Diary Friday February 3: Celts To Make Major Signing

Although the transfer window is firmly closed and the curtain pulled across it, Celtic are in the hunt for another addition to the team that could well prove to be the most significant of all.

If he signs up, that is.

Lee Congerton worked as chief scout at Chelsea, and was also involved in the coaching side. He has been credited with finding and bringing through a few noted talents- Ryan BertrandDaniel SturridgeGael KakutaJeffrey BrumaScott Sinclair and Fabio Borini. to name but a few. 

He worked alongside Brendan rodgers at this point, and remained at Chelsea until the club dismissed him when they got rid of Andre Villa Boas.

Then he joined up with former Chelsea sporting director Frank Arnesen at Hamburg, working with head coach Thorsten Fink

West Brom tried to lure him away in 2012, but Fink wouldn’t let him go, although in 2014 he was given the sporting director job at Sunderland.

Sounds good ?

This time, if this excerpt, from “Roker Report ” is anything to go by, it will certainly be a case of “in Brendan e trust “..

Congerton never seemed to launch himself at the paying public of Sunderland. There was no ballyhoo, no presentation of his big idea. But he did do a couple of interviews with the BBC though. In one shot he can be seen deep in concentration, scrutinising some ‘stats’ on a computer. They look like the sort of ‘stats’ you and I just couldn’t understand. It looks like some vast database of immense complexity, beyond the grasp of us uneducated luddites.

In fact it was Scout 7, or something similar anyway – an off the shelf database resembling Championship Manager but with real, ‘scouted’ data. At Hamburg, Congerton boasted that Steve Houston (still in Sunderland’s employ remember) had built his own version but it was never quite apparent what this bespoke thing achieved. Every club has a database like this these days. It costs quite a bit to subscribe to such a system – tens of thousands of pounds per season, but you can check out thousands of players, and even watch Youtube style videos of them. Great eh? Isn’t technology amazing?

It all sounds very complex and Information Technology, without doubt, represents the present and the future when it comes to player scouting, recruitment and coaching. But, what Congerton seemed to do, was what most IT-type bods end up doing. They shroud their mysterious land of data in techno-babble and convince outsiders of its elegant brilliance with a disclaimer that ‘you’ couldn’t possibly understand its complexities. But, more than that, Congerton turned himself into a ‘Sporting Director’ on the back of it.

As anyone who works with data knows, it is how you use it that counts; the decision making is where the skill lies. Sunderland lurched from crisis to crisis and may as well have stuck a pin in the computer screen, such was the apparent inability to recruit a half decent player.

Then there’s the tales of Congerton addressing forums of supporters and when asked if he thought Sunderland would be able to push on into mid-table in the upcoming season, he scoffed and said we were nowhere near. Not really Director-style liaison with the public was it?

See, Lee has pulled that card before. It wasn’t his fault it went wrong at Hamburg, they pulled the transfer budget on him. And, guaranteed – when he is freed from the gagging effects of his current Sunderland contract, he will come out with the same again; blissfully ignorant of the fact that a super-scout in a super-scouting system would be able to cut his cloth and achieve results beyond expectations regardless of the budget available.

Lee Congerton, Sporting Director – fraud or flawed? I’ll have to go with the latter, for now, until there is sufficient concrete evidence to pass a judgement of the former. 

Anyone in charge of recruitment will need a large slice of luck to succeed, thats undeniable. If he wants to use computer databases, thats fine.

But until Celtic have someone out there on freezing cold nights properly watching how a player performs on the field, in good games and bad, it doesn’t matter what database is used.

On the other hand, he did find Scott Sinclair….

Scott Brown , having retired from international football, is not actually going to retire. Manager Gordon Strachan wants him in the team against Slovenia , largely so supporters will be familiar with at least one player he’s picked, but also because there is still a slim chance Scotland could qualify.

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“I spoke to him  in the last 10 days,I see no reason why Scott won’t be in the next squad. No-one has come to me and said I won’t be in the next squad.”

However, some have argued that Brown’s recent elevation to a sort of cross between Roy Keane and Michel Platini is down to him not playing for Scotland anymore, instead choosing to play alongside others who have played at a more than decent club level.

If Rodgers and Brown agree that this new improved player can handle the demands and disappointments of international football, than perhaps it won;t do any harm.

Though surely he would have enough influence to ask if Stuart Armstrong, Leigh Grifftihs, James Forrest, Keiran Tierney and Craig Gordon could join him in the team.

Might have a chance of qualifying then.

Speaking if international football, there was another wee windfall for Celtic yesterday as UEFA announced the distribution of a slush fund to reward clubs who had provided players for their countries during the last European championship.

Celtic pocketed just under £400,000, similar to Aberdeen. Other clubs , such as Hamilton £171,243, Inverness £113,575 also recived a boost, but the biggest winners , relatively speaking, were Kilmarnock, who got just over £290,000.

Cash strapped newcomers “rangers” also got a much welcome shot in the arm as well, with an impressive £7,184 for allowing Lewis MacLoed to be picked for a squad, shortly before the noble midfielder sacrificed a promising career by moving south to Brentford.

There was more good news for the south side club as manager Mark Warburton came out with guns blazing during an interview-a surprisingly good interview-with Chris Jack of the club fanzine “Evening Times “, which incidentally will be re-titled “Hard times “, as a tribute to the new club.

Warburton will be pleased to know that his responses, which will be analysed in depth in a moment, have earned him this weeks Etims

Knob of the Week 

which no doubt he feels is an accolade you can never tire of winning.

That’s the only reason I can put down his remarkable record to.

Jack, often criticised in the Diary, provides quite possibly the only article which contans direct and uncomfortable questions to the magic hatted manager, and as we are never slow to criticise, we must praise the man for this one.

Although there does seem to be a kind of PR exercise going on, in that Warburton is being given a chance to give his side of the story, a story that would have been a lot shorter, a lot more acurrate and won him more credibility had he just come out and said

“Fuck it, I’m shite at this. ”

In light of this, i’ve added a few bits to Warburtons answers, for clarification purposes, as the stunning level of ferocity in the questions might make you miss a few things.

Italics for the article, the rest is mine…

On reflection Mark, how do you account for the performance on Wednesday night?

MW: “We conceded bad goals. We conceded in the third minute and we conceded four minutes into the second half. I didn’t think we started very well. Obviously there was the goal but for half an hour we didn’t play very well, didn’t get the ball moving or the passing going, then we started to do that.

“In the 34th minutes we get the corner and scorer. Emerson (Hyndman) had another good attempt pushed over by the keeper so we finished the half strongly. We could have gone in 2-1 up. 

But you didn’t.

“We regrouped and thinking we’re in good shape here. I was confident we had quietened the crowd and then we concede an awful schoolboy goal. We win and lose together but to concede a goal of that nature that early in the second which reignites the crowd, gets their tails up, was very poor. What we have to do is recognised that can’t happen in terms of our concentration and how we response to negative incidents. 

“Last Saturday (at Motherwell) we had a man sent off and for five or six minutes we were lacking in composure; then we were very good.” 

A plea here to talk about when things were good ?

The criticism of how you concede goals has been an ongoing thing for a while, so does that suggest you aren’t learning from these mistakes?

MW: “Every team conceded goals. They will say ‘aerially’ or… you concede goals. Every team I know concedes goals.

In depth knowledge of the game showing…

But the fact of the matter is that last night there was a soft free-kick,

Ah, the referee…maybe he gave the extended contracts to the wrong ones..

I didn’t think it was a free-kick but it is two minutes into a game, we switched off and had three defenders and they put it in our goal. We need to clear our lines; we’ve got to clear our lines.

“The second goal shouldn’t happen. We should take care of the football. We are in a great position to break on the left hand side, we had four mean breaking on an overload, and that’s what we wanted. We give away a really soft goal.

“Third goal, again, it’s a soft free-kick. Don’t switch off. Stand on the ball, get into shape. The players and staff know. We just need to be better.” 

Sometimes , it appears, the players are shocked when a referee gives a decision against them, and they clearly don’t know how to deal with it.

You do seem to be a team that makes it hard for yourselves an awful lot. 

MW: “Don’t forget we are second in the table.” 

But…

MW: “No buts. I’m not being rude. We’re second in the table so no buts. Yes, of course we can get better. That’s how a team learns, moves forward, gels and grows. But we are still second in the table. There is an awful lot of negativity. 

He’s got a point. and he shouldn;t be so negative towards the referees who have helped put them there.

“Last night was a poor result, unacceptable by Rangers’ standards in terms of display and the result itself. But we are still doing okay in the last eight games. We haven’t been too bad.”

Shouldn’t you be second in the table?

MW: “Why should we?” 

Because We Are The People ?

Because you have the second biggest budget in the country.

MW: “Is that how it works. In that case, why weren’t Derby promoted from the Championship? Why did Leicester win the Premier League? Answer my question. If it works for that logic, why did Leicester win the Premier League?” 

It sort of worked when they climbed through the lower leagues…

Okay, let’s put it this way. There have been times when you’ve said Celtic have a far bigger budget than us so they should be winning the league. 

MW: “Celtic have been in the Champions League for how many last years. Five years? Where have Rangers been in that five-year period?

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I’m serious. Where did Leicester come in terms of budget, yet they won the Premier League against teams with far more.

“Brentford got into the play-offs and has the third smallest budget in the Championship. Budget doesn’t always guarantee you success. Far from it. I spoke about Celtic in terms of European experience, a squad full of international players. When we played them at Parkhead I’m watching internationals come off the bench. 

Should really have been watching the game, taking notes, coming up with ideas etc…

“Again, they have built the squad in European football and Champions League, and we’ve got to get there. I have never been derogatory about them. I’ve said we’ve got to get there. We have to build and get to that point.

“We haven’t a squad of international players, not at the moment. We haven’t got a squad of international wages, not at the moment. But we have to get to it. 

Perhaps there’s a door at the back of his wardrobe he could go through….

“The disparity, well a lot of players are not on the numbers I hear or mentioned in the media. They are so wide of the mark – I would never divulge it – it’s quite scary. So budget doesn’t always guarantee you.

“Should we be in second? We got promoted. It’s disrespectful to Aberdeen and Hearts who have been in Europe for the last few years, and have squads that are battle-hardened from those type of games when team comes together. We had eleven new players come in. I hear your question but I hope I answered you.”

Do you not feel, though, that you should be further ahead of Aberdeen?

MW: “Why?”

With the squad and budget that you have got. If you accept that Celtic should be so many points ahead because of their budget, should the same not apply to the gap between yourselves and Aberdeen?

MW: “I’m saying budget, Champions League and international experience. Aberdeen have a smaller budget but they have a squad that’s been together longer. They are battle-hardened in Europe. 

“We have got to get there. We want to get in to Europe, that’s the target this year. 

Hasn;t anyone told him about the Financial Fair Play rules ? Oh, wait, they don;t do financial Fair Play at Ibrox…

Then we get the squad together to go to the next level. We have to build. We have to catch Celtic. That’s what we have to do, catch Celtic and get ahead of our rivals.” 

After taking great pains to explain why he can’t, he then goes on to say thats his plan.

But after 22 games you are the same distance (25 points) off Celtic are you are at the bottom of the table.

MW: “And? I’m reading in the paper Celtic are on a record-breaking run.”

They have done…

MW: “So, take away their record run and they win four games less, how many points are they ahead? 13. If we won one of those games, now it is ten. They are on a record run, all credit to them. They are breaking a record going back how many years?” 

Ah. So if Celtic weren’t winning games, they wouldn’t be so far ahead. The bastards.

You can’t fault his analysis of the situation.

Even if you were to discount Celtic, do you not feel that Rangers should be further ahead?

MW: “Our job is to finish second, it doesn’t matter by how many points. There’s been no mention of that before.” 

Next month he’ll want third, then fourth, and then a top six place.

Do you not feel there is a difference between finishing second by a point and finishing second by ten points? Do you just see finishing second as the only thing that must be achieved? 

“We have got to get there. We want to get in to Europe, that’s the target this year. Then we get the squad together to go to the next level. We have to build. We have to catch Celtic. That’s what we have to do, catch Celtic and get ahead of our rivals.” 

He stresses the importance of Europe, yet must be aware it cannot happen unless millions pf pounds suddenly appear in the accounts. At the same rate its disappeared from them, to be honest.

MW: “Our target as a squad of players is to get the club back in to Europe after five or six seasons away. You don’t go in to a different level in the Europa League if it’s one point or 10 points. I don’t believe the prize money is any different regardless of points.” 

Prize money ? you’d have to progress to get any of that.

You know how it works though, Mark. The size of the gap, Rangers fans look at that and are daunted by that. That doesn’t put you off at all?

MW: “My focus is on Rangers, and getting us in to Europe this year. If we finish second and get in to Europe the year after being promoted, I’d defy anyone who said that was a bad season. The negativity is up here. I get a lot of people down south…

“Look,” says Warbsy, can;t we all just be a bit more positive and ignore the bad bits ? The sun is shining, spring is around the corner and we’ve still got Barrie Mackay…”

It is not negativity, it is reality. People who have lived in Scotland all their lives, that is how it is, regardless. At what point does second place become the target?

MW: “I’ll ask a question. When what the previous time Rangers had been down to the bottom division? It’s unprecedented. The club is coming back. Let’s be clear. Senior supporters have come up to me and said, ‘the club’s never been like this before’. 

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“It’s unprecedented position. We have to recognise it. We can’t say it’s unprecedented and then compare it to previous events. The club is coming back from a very, very low ebb, a very, very tough time. To come back and get promotion was last year’s target and we achieved it.

“What I’d like you guys to say is, ‘there is a big gap alright, but finishing second and getting in to Europe is not a bad achievement’. 

He should really have said “wouldn;t be a bad achievement. ” There’s that arrogance where he thinks the job is already done. which, of course, it won’t be.

But you didn’t start from scratch last summer. You were good enough to beat Celtic so you had reached a level and then had a good summer of spending to enhance the team.

MW: “You’re reading too much into the Celtic game, maybe.” 

fuck off. you started it.

Possibly, but it showed that you could beat them.

MW: “I have to be very careful because I’m very respectful of other managers, but I would imagine that (Celtic) squad of players is in a different place to where they were when they played us that day.

“Please don’t say I am criticising anyone because I’m not. But I would say that squad of players is full of international players. Should we have won that day or had that result? I  don’t know.” 

you’d have thought he would have studied the game, and even perhaps tried to replicate the performance, or at least tried to instill some confdence in his players by using it as an example…

What the supporters would like to know more than anything else is when are you going to get the club back to where it should be, or even close to where it should be?

MW: “We have to build. Where should we be? Challenging Celtic and challenging for the league – that’s where we need to be. And right now we have a situation where the financial income they have from the Champions League makes it a vicious circle. There’s £30-odd million coming in.

“How do we close that gap? 

The gap that only last week he was closing ? Has he forgotten how already ?

We have to find a way. But is it easy? Absolutely not. All we can do is be as transparent as possible as a club to you guys and say, ‘right now there is £30m more of income coming in over there.’ 

Thought it wasn’t about the budgets ?

“We are not in the Champions League next year – they are. So the gap could widen again. 

Fuck me. It’s only just closed.

But we have to find a way. Time and giving young players a chance to develop is one way.

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“But we are just being realistic. I understand history – I get all that – but this is literally an unprecedented situation.” 

Of course he understands history. There’s only a few years of it.

For the reasons that you have outlined, is scrutiny of you unfair?

MW: “No, I’m not saying that – I am manager of Rangers. You guys are doing your job. The manager of Rangers, I expect, should be under scrutiny. The size of club this is? I can’t sit here and say, ‘magnificent club, I’m not under scrutiny.” 

That part is why i think its PR. The Fat controller would have called a halt by now otherwise.

Do you feel under pressure, though?

MW: “Not at all. We are second in the table. I am very wary of what I say to your guys because I don’t want a wrong headline. I understand that last night was unacceptable.

“Do we want to be 25 points behind Celtic? No, but our focus right now is Rangers and getting second in the table. That’s what we have to do. Get back into Europe and it’s another box ticked. Qualify for the Europa League if we can. Another box ticked. 

all about what he wants to do, and you can;t blame him for taking that line, as the gullibillies will think they’ve already done it.

“We are not going to close that gap quickly. We’re not. But if we are more transparent with our fans, telling them what we are thinking and what the club are trying to do. 

That would be a first. Wonder if he’ll mention that all his signings appear to be from one agency, where his daughter works.

 

“We can’t buy a £20million striker.

None on her books ?

I would love to, but the club can’t be reckless in our spending. We have to be on solid financial ground. As boring as that may sound it’s what the club has to do.”

You make it sound as if it’s impossible to close the gap on Celtic? They keep making money.

MW: “We have to find a way, simple as that.” 

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Would it be unacceptable to finish third this season?

MW: “Unacceptable? We want to finish second.” 

you can hear him stamping his feet…

Of course you do, but if you were to finish third…

MW: “We wouldn’t be happy if that happened and I’ll answer that later in the season. But right now we want to finish as high as we possibly can. We respect the challenge of clubs like Hearts and Aberdeen and St Johnstone, absolutely. But our focus is Rangers.”

After a game like that, there are always questions about the players. Are the players mentally strong enough to play for Rangers?

MW: “Absolutely. Last time after losing to Hearts they won four out of four and got second in the table. They are more than strong enough. There is no one more disappointed that the players by what happened last night.” 

Oh, he should read through the supporters remarks on social media. One or two of them are a little miffed as well.

It rarely happens that a Rangers team gets turned over like that 4-1 at Tynecastle. A lot 

of people are questioning the mentality of the players. That is unfair then?

MW: “It’s just wrong, simple as that. It’s wrong to do so. They have proved themselves time and time again. All credit to the players, they have responded and done all they have to do.” 

Er, when ? They haven’t played since.

Is the away form a concern?

MW: “No. We were beaten last night and lost at Celtic Park and Aberdeen – we should have won in Aberdeen. We won at InvernessDundee, Partick, Motherwell. It’s three points whether you beat the bottom team or the top team, simple as that.” 

Just a bit trickier to get them from the top teams, eh, Mark ?

If you go back to last season and the Hibs games and Falkirk games, your record away from home against teams round about you in the table isn’t great. That must be a concern?

MW: “But we did win the points by eleven points last year, didn’t we? Just checking.”  

Oh for those glorious days….

Right, I’m done with that.

Tonight i’m going to sleep under the vast concrete arena that is the home of Stoke City FC. along with some other intrepid souls from the Lennon CSC we are trying to raise awareness and money for the Lou Macari Homeless shelter.

you can help by going here

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and giving away all your money.

you could even sell some furniture or something.

 

Thanks.

You can follow the evenings events on twitter @richiestoke, as I try to see how many phots I can take of the girls from Hollyoaks without being caught.

Yesterday we had this picture..

and this reply, which is apt considering the extract above..

Banjo February 2, 2017 at 2:55 pm · Edit · Reply →

Warburton shows the military that he can make almost anything, from football players to artillery shells, look like a dick. 

Today, whats going on here ?

 

 

 

 

 

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mike
3 years ago

Well now we know where he can hang his majic hat,where? knob of the week,that!s where.
The delusional interviewed by the desperate.

Robm11
3 years ago

Celtic set up tbe away end toilets for 12 March

mike
3 years ago

We will always keep them close to our hearts.

Ronnie Simpson,
Jim Craig,
Tommy Gemmell,
Bobby Murdoch,
Billy McNeill,
John Clark,
Jimmy Johnstone,
Willie Wallace,
Stevie Chalmers,
Bertie Auld,
Bobby Lennox,
John Fallon,
Jock Stein,
Sean Fallon,
Neil Mochan.
All born within 10 miles of Celtic Park,Bobby Lennox born in Saltcoats,30 miles away.

TEX
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,

Sean Fallon was born in Sligo ,slightly more than 30 miles from CELTIC PARK.
But a great CELT none the less ,let,s never forget him or his contribution to our great team as a player and as BIG JOCK,S right hand man.Sean was one of the greatest,a true CELTIC MAN .

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  TEX

Ae ken that Tex and ae kent that somebody wid pick me up oan that,it wis the TEAM ae ment to say.
But you are right a true Celtic mahn,a humble mahn a guid mahn. A great assist to the Big Mahn.
We will Never forget his immense contribution. H.H.

Admin
3 years ago

Aberdeens massive European Experience in recent period aka “What we did on our Summer Holidays”

2014–15 UEFA Europa League
1Q Latvia Daugava 5–0 3–0 8–0
2Q Netherlands Groningen 0–0 2–1 2–1
3Q Spain Real Sociedad 0–2 2–3 2–5

2015–16 UEFA Europa League
1Q Republic of Macedonia Shkëndija 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
2Q Croatia Rijeka 3–0 2–2 5–2
3Q Kazakhstan Kairat 1–2 1–1 2–3

2016–17 UEFA Europa League
1Q Luxembourg Fola Esch 3–1 0–1 3–2
2Q Latvia Ventspils 3–0 1–0 4–0
3Q Slovenia NK Maribor 1–1 0–1 1–2

Whoriskey
3 years ago

There’s a strong whiff of Sevco Scapegoat coming from that PR blurb of a so called interview. The Respectable Wobbly has been sent out in front of the Gullibillies to take the blame and avert the Staunch Standing Orders eyes and thoughts from their money laundering Board. A Hard Rains Gonna Fall. Right through their roof. Oh what Joy to be a Tim!

D'Fhinnein Mick
3 years ago

Chris Jack works for the same company I do,Newsquest.

My boss would be horrified if I pursued someone else’s agenda on company time. Different if he was a long-standing critic,that is an attempt at a hatchet job.

Jabba’s losing his touch,sending a boy to a man’s game. I thought Warburton came out on top there.

Despite talking pish a lot of the time.

Rebus67
3 years ago

Mick,

Are you joking? You think Warbo came out on top? He was made to look a fool. He contradicted himself; gave nonsensical answers and kept repeating himself.
He is done and dusted at the earliest financial opportunity.

Rebus

3 years ago

Caption : quick the Huns are coming

bgbhoy
3 years ago

anti riot fencing installed at club as ronny deila is appointed manager

D'Fhinnein Mick
3 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Hi,bud. Lisbon in May?

Hope yer settling in dead peachy to your new surroundings. Give my love to wee Geraldine-slug,slurp,not a drinker me,as she downed a Guinness in a wanner!-and her daughter,B.

HH.

bgbhoy
3 years ago

hi mate

yeah not bad

will need to txt you new email address, (new job)

im not but my dad is talking of going, (andybhoy/henkesdreadlocks) so give him a shout I said to him you where talking of it

maryhillbhoy
3 years ago

Ralph I see the interview as Traynor hanging Warbiola out to dry. He is being set up to take all the blame from the people so the board can dump him and choose their next patsy.
Btw he is talking utter shite though so ge is just making their job easier.

charlie
3 years ago

ralph the question to warbiola and then the graveyard picture is a fuckin peach ffs you can be funny right enough he he

charlie
3 years ago

that interview was all about talking aboot celtics advantage financially … when the zombies realise they dont even qualify to play in europe next season under eufa rules it is gonny be funny ……….social unrest anyone ha ha

Monti
3 years ago

Warburtons a fanny he’s lost his magic hat,
4-1 to the Jam Tarts was testament to that,
Well done Ian Cathro you kicked him in the arse,
If you don’t believe me ask Wallace he’s a grass…

Oh Warburtons a fanny….

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

monti i was talkin to a hun this morning he said he thought they wanted to sack warbiola but couldnae afford the payoff …….naw sais i he he

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie,
Why talk to them?

charlie
3 years ago

mike i was only kiddin aboot that sheep rustling the other night i dont want you patroling all night wae yer shotgun at your age …………or maybe ime jeest saying that in case the polis are reading it ……sleep well ha ha ha ha

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Av goat you in ma sights,ya rascal.

I!ve goat you under my skin,
I!ve goat you,deep in the heart of me,

I!ve goat a goat skin,
you!l always be a part of me,
so deep in my heart,your always a fart of meeee.

broxburnbhoy
3 years ago

Its a bit rich that they blame ONLY the magic hat! What about the magic Chairman. The guy wo somehow passed a fit a proper test. The next chairman based on how they did that test could be anyone currently serving time for anything! He has failed to stump up, the magic hat has failed to make gold from lead and the MSM working with level 5 have failed to make the tribute act relevant. I do believe sevco they will end the season mid table if they end it at all. Jose down at Man Utd ought to compare this keystone cop crowd to Arsenal. Then see who are specialist in failure. All very entertaining.

BJF
3 years ago

Monti the!reason we talk to supporters of other clubs including Sevco is because some are really decent people, the best neighbours I ever had were Rangers supporters , we moved in 1994, still send Christmas cards, so kind. Bigots hate us and see no good in any of us. We are better than that.
Anyway one for the Statos, in view of next week’s cup tie the ICT go ballistic nonsense we get from the media every time we play them really annoys me. How often have we played them since and how how many have we won? I would love to bombard those media outlets with the facts, they are probably off to the Championship , that’s what I call atrocious!!

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  BJF

BJF,
There are NO decent Huns!

rebus67
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

That is a sad remark. Next you will be saying that all Celtic supporters are la creme de la creme. Your duels on here would suggest you do not think the latter.
I think you had your tongue firmly in your……………cheek!

Rebus

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  rebus67

Rebus,
I’m not going to say what you want me to say, i’m going to say what i feel….and it is my opinion that Huns are vermin scum…ALL of them!

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  rebus67

Rebus,
Just one moment there friendo, any duels i have on here are for the purpose of extreme wind up, generally taking the piss and LAUGHTER.
I am seldom serious about much as i like to laugh, drink, sing and fucking laugh some more.
If you by some twist of fate find yourself in my company,i’m sure you wouldn’t be disappointed.

Life is too fucking short to be all uppity, i’m a working class guy from a council housing estate ( in my youth ) who came from nothing, a big family but not a lot of money about that i can remember.
I’ll probably go out with nothing as well, but see that bit in the middle….let’s fucking laugh!

Rebus67
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

You sound pretty much like me. I am from a council estate, a background of no money. I believe in the goodness of people rather than the odd exception of the bad. I laugh a lotand try to make others do the same. Life is good. I am sure I would love your company. I might always agree with you but that is just an opportunity for good crac.
You are a pillar of this blog. I might disgree with some of your views but I shall never do you down.

Rebus

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Rebus,
Thanks a lot, nice words!

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Hearts 4 v ” Rangers ” 1 fucked!

James Tavernier described this result/performance as ” A speed bump “?
With all respect James, what the fuck do you mean by that?

rebus67
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

My first response to you has gone AWOL The reality is that both Celtic and Sevco attract undesirable elements in their support. In counterpoint, they both attract decent football supporters who want to see their team excel. I do admit that there is a large element of the Sevco support who spout bigotted bile, but not all contribute to their disgrace.

Rebus

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  rebus67

They are ALL scum!

Rebus67
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

I see I presented a powerful argument that sway your view. Have a great weekend.

Rebus

john young
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Have to did-agree monti there are a lot of decent sevco supporters out there just not enough of them,hatred in any shape or form is a stain on the human spirit.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Rebus,
I don’t sense or feel your ” powerful argument ”
In fact, you have just refreshed my revulsion of them, for which i thank you!

Kat
3 years ago
Reply to  rebus67

“a pillar of this blog” ? Really?. He may be a “laugh” but he comes across as a bigoted misogynist bully.

The Charlie Saiz International
3 years ago
Reply to  BJF

@BJF
23 October 2002 Celtic Park Inverness CT 4–2 WIN L/CUP
23 March 2003 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 0–1 LOSS SC/CUP
22 August 2004 Pittodrie Inverness CT 3–1 WIN SPL
13 Nov 2004 Celtic Park Inverness CT 3–0 WIN SPL
16 March 2005 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 2–0 WIN SPL
24 Sept 2005 Celtic Park Inverness CT 2-1 WIN SPL
17 Dec 2005 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 1-1 DRAW SPL
22 March 2006 Celtic Park Inverness CT 2-1 WIN SPL
20 August 2006 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 1-1 DRAW SPL
18 Nov 2006 Celtic Park Inverness CT 3-0 WIN SPL
28 Jan 2007 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 2-1 WIN SPL
25 Feb 2007 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 2-1 WIN SC/CUP
15 Sept 2007 Celtic Park Inverness CT 5-0 WIN SPL
16 Dec 2007 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 3-2 LOSS SPL
27 Feb 2008 Celtic Park Inverness CT 2-1 WIN SPL
18 Oct 2008 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 2-1 WIN SPL
29 Nov 2008 Celtic Park Inverness CT 1-0 WIN SPL
1 Feb 2009 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 0-0 DRAW SPL
14 August 2010 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 1-0 WIN SPL
22 Sept 2010 Celtic Park Inverness CT 6-0 WIN L/CUP
27 Nov 2010 Celtic Park Inverness CT 2-2 DRAW SPL
16 March 2011 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 2-1 WIN SC/CUP
4 May 2011 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 3-2 LOSS SPL
24 Sept 2011 Celtic Park Inverness CT 2-0 WIN SPL
19 Nov 2011 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 2-0 WIN SPL
4 Feb 2012 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 2-0 WIN SC/CUP
11 Feb 2012 Celtic Park Inverness CT 1-0 WIN SPL
25 August 2012 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 4-2 WIN SPL
24 Nov 2012 Celtic Park Inverness CT 1-0 LOSS SPL
9 Feb 2013 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 3-1 WIN SPL
21 April 2013 Celtic Park Inverness CT 4-1 WIN SPL
24 August 2013 Celtic Park Inverness CT 2-2 DRAW SPL
9 Dec 2013 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 1-0 WIN SPL
1 March 2014 Celtic Park Inverness CT 5-0 WIN SPL
27 April 2014 Celtic Park Inverness CT 6-0 WIN SPL
23 August 2014 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 1-0 LOSS SPL
1 Nov 2014 Celtic Park Inverness CT 1-0 WIN SPL
11 April 2015 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 1-1 DRAW SPL
24 May 2015 Celtic Park Inverness CT 5-0 WIN SPL
15 August 2015 Celtic Park Inverness CT 4-2 WIN SPL
29 Nov 2015 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 3-1 WIN SPL
20 Feb 2016 Celtic Park Inverness CT 3-0 WIN SPL
18 Sept 2016 Cal Stadium Inverness CT 2-2 DRAW SPL
5 Nov 2016 Celtic Park Inverness CT 3-0 WIN SPL

The Charlie Saiz International
3 years ago

@BJF Since Super Caley went ballistic their run has been atrocious
Summary:
44 GAMES PLAYED 32 WINS 5 LOST 7 DRAWN
GOALS FOR 104
GOALS AGAINST 35
GD (+ 69)

rebus67
3 years ago

I have been pondering the reaction to Sevco’s recent defeat and their position in general. My conclusion, flawed as it may be, is that it is all about expectations. Let’s say Dundee United get promoted this season and next season they finish second or third in the SPL. What would the media and DU fans think of this performance? They would be full of praise most likely. However, if we substitute Sevco for DU we get a totally different reaction from both groups. Why? The answer is expectations and expectations that are divorced from reality. Coming up from a lower division and expecting to win the SPL was an unrealistic expectation, giving the resource and experience gap that existed between Sevco and Celtic(plus others). The result has been widespread disappointment and resentment of the success of others. If Sevco had fed the line that the objective for this season was to finish in the top six, the season would be seen as a success. However, the Sevco Board shot themselves in the foot by spouting unrealistic and inaccurate objectives of “55”. It sold season tickets but also set themselves up for failure. Sevco fans don’t blame the players, nor the manager, blame your Board. They took you for a ride.

Rebus

BJF
3 years ago

Monti

I accept there are no decent bigots but no decent second Rangers people, nonsense. People are people , if Ralph’s homeless charity is approached by a second Rangers supporter should they deny him or her help. When you think about the ones to really despise are not ” rangets” supporters but those in the media and SFA who pretend to be neutral and may not support anyone but instinctively hate Celtic, for more racist than sectarian reasons.

mike
3 years ago

It is the basic unfairness,it is a biased press,with past and present Boards that have the we are superior atitude. Murrays,we will spend a tenner for every pound you spend,when in fact he was spending our tenners.
Its a press that is only interested in thems,trying to find something to promote them,conversly, revelling in anything anti Celtic.
The bigots at the SFA and SPFL, promoting them, doing everything to aid them, while not promoting other clubs.
Its referees who have season tickets at Ipox, who also aid and abet them,how can you possibly have fairness in game time,when referees, support one team.
That is why we not only distrust but get angry at the WASP attitudes.

henkesdreadlocks
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

Can’t stand WASPS…

mike
3 years ago

Bzzzzzzzz Bzzzzzzzz Beeeeeee.Me also,but I like butterflys, I have a tat of one on my,nope no showing you.

john young
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

I was at the Phil Larkin “do” last night and even though growing up in the west of Scotland last nights “expose” was alarming to say the least.They get away with it inmo because the represent the establishment/unionist side of the equation,we are perceived to be left wing/anti establishment/repucan,the complete anti-thesis of all in this land and Europe,in other words we are the enemy and will receive scant if any assistance from the established powers that be.

BJF
3 years ago

Mike the biased press etc is fine, I was brought up in Belfast, went to school on the Falls Road. Never met anyone superior to me yet, don’t feel superior to anyone else don’t want to be.
All Rangers supporters or Celtic ones as Rebus pointed out are not the same.
Some decent Rangers folk can’t see “how being up to their knees in Fenisn blood” is offensive. They can’t understand why we sing about the IRA when they have had brothers and sons killed for a cause they don’t understand or accept. Sometimes you have to just respect differences in culture, history beliefs etc otherwise you have anarchy and the war of all against all.
We are all Jock Tamson’s bairns, learn to treat people as being different celebrate the decent fathers and colleagues and ignore the bigots but above don’t be like the worst of them.

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  BJF

I respect you and Rebus BJF.

Rebus67
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,

Send money not respect. Donations to the “get Rebus to Spain” fund are now being accepted!!

Respect to you, Mikey. I have a son called Michael. He is also a braw lad.

Rebus

john young
3 years ago
Reply to  BJF

They don,t/can,t see the wood for the trees bjf,they do not allude to right from wrong or fairness as we do because for so long they have had no one anywhere to upbraid them,they have had their way here and in NI for hundreds of years and just think it is their right of passage,hence the cry “we are the peepil”.

charlie
3 years ago

like lecky legs says world peace

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie
charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

nowota meen

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Dundonian?

Cartvale88
3 years ago

I work in a non-Dom school Monti and have met a few decent supporters of the clones.
However they are scared to call out the true blues, they discuss football, with a fair attitude and do not hate Celtic, as seen when we cooperate with a Dom school.
The problem with The clones and to a lesser extent at Paradise is a mentality that created the killing fields in Serbia in the nineties.
I do not like their triumphalism, or their orangey garbage, but what goes around comes around, in their case for a long time.
I agree with previous posters that Jabba is hanging out the magic hat to dry, the problem is who will take the job at the midden?

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Cartvale,
At the risk of repeating myself, i despised Rangers, i despised their support and apart from the birth of my children, tbe day the Huns died was without doubt, one of the happiest days of my life!

I fucking hated the original lot and this new shambles are to be equally despised.
Fuck the lot of them!

Ooh aah!

broxburnbhoy
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti ever thought of working in the diplomatic core 🙂

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  broxburnbhoy

🙂

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Mc Haggis.

Rebus67
3 years ago

It will be interesting to see what comes out of the Feb 9 debate in Westminster on the functioning of the FA. Let’s hope that is anything but FA!
How did it come about that Parliament became interested in the non functioning of a football association?

We sure need something like this to happen with the SFA. Could it be next? There is a long list of issues that suggest that our FA is not fit for purpose. We just need a mechanism for getting them into the political arena. The English have started the ball rolling….there is a precedent.

Rebus

desdamoaner
3 years ago

Caption – Hey Barry, goan get me a left handed screwdriver will ye?

broxburnbhoy
3 years ago

Caption: Trump’s Team realize this is not the Mexican Border too late in the day!

Cartvale88
3 years ago

Caption
Safety netting put up for the magic hat

Iancelt67
3 years ago

Caption
David Attenborough demands for safety procedures met
As he agrees to do an anthropological programme on the huns

Rebus67
3 years ago

This may appear twice but I see Westminster is due to debate the FA on Feb 9. Allegations are that it does not serve footballl properly. An organisation run by old white men. It would be good to know how it got to this point. The SFA could do with such scrutiny. There is enough evidence to question its ability to govern the game.

Rebus

BJF
3 years ago

Charlie Saiz

Thanks for your info appreciated. I hope we can remind folk out there before they bore us witless about one result . We lose 5 they lose 32 says it all!

The Charlie Saiz International
3 years ago
Reply to  BJF

No worries bud please feel free to ram it right up and round them when the time arrives be a shame to put these stats to waste 😉
HH

Monti
3 years ago

🙂

Monti
3 years ago

Caption: HMRC debt collection agency, ringfence the warchest.

3 years ago

I’m hearing Peter is wanted at Liverpool fir the chief executive position?.
Could be his escape route as Brendan takes total control.Though to be fair to him,he has done some fine work the Celtic way is amazing

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Jimmybee,
I wouldn’t lose any sleep seeing the back of him!
Maybe he will take Deila to Anfield?

3 years ago

Caption : Do you think this will keep the fans off the park boss. Its no for the fans son,its to keep Clint hill aff the park.
GIRFUY HH

mike
3 years ago

Mon the bhoys frae the Lennon CSC sleepin the gither for the homeless in Stoke on Trent, True Tims one and all.
Whit does it say about a mahn, does true luv exist within yer heart to sacrafice no matter how small for your fellow mahn.
We salute you one and all. brrrrr. Hot toddy anyone?

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

Shut your silly pus, was that our Wolf that posted on the homeless thread?

mike
3 years ago

Mibbee aye mibbee naw,

Whawers that Desimondo,the one wi that braw tee shirt? is he still in the huff?
Did yoo ken that he went oan his holidays to North Korea and came back as Bella Caledonia.
He is cutting aboot Glesga wi his face painted blue and shouting FREEDOM wearing a new kilt and tossing a caber.
btw gie me your donation and I will gie it to Ralphy.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

IT IS OUR GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO BE FREE!

GRASP IT!

ALBA GO BRAGH!!!!

mike
3 years ago

Aye free from grasping daft politicians,whose only aim in life is to talk pish and put there hands in oor pockets.
Get experienced politicians in who have values, knowledge and experience,no toon council numpties.

mike
3 years ago

Canny wait to see Eboue Kouassi, hope its the morra,when we take oan the Perthshire Hackers.
Hopefully the Mouss will be there along with Aussie Tom Rogic, the target is set,fingers crossed.
COYBIG.

charlie
3 years ago
charlie
3 years ago
Bgbhoy
3 years ago

Almost choked on my soda bread this morning reading deila saying he is to thank for our success this season. Knob of the week

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Lol great minds m8

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Hahaha it wis the Sun ya daftie,anybody that reads there trash,well–?

Rebus67
3 years ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Bgbhoy,

I agree. Any residual warm feelings that I had for him disappeared after his remark. I felt he was deluded during his time with us. He seemed to see situations and games differently from most folks. This is a supreme example of it.

Rebus

Monti
3 years ago

I see Ronny Deila is trying to claim Celtic’s current success is partly down to him.

What a fucking walloper!

The Charlie Saiz International
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Why not he did the ground work getting them fitter and playing the System Brendan seems to prefer?

Monti
3 years ago

Charlie saiz,
Enough already….

henkesdreadlocks
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

They were not fitter. Please stop talking shite.

charlie
3 years ago
Cartvale88
3 years ago

Totally agree Monti, have just read the article, the man is deluded and clueless
He outstayed his welcome by a season, also caused us to lose (penalties) to Sevco’s shite.
He should team u with the magic hat at Ibrokes and lead them to oblivion
Note the papers still trying to unsettle Gordon with claims that Conte will rebid in the summer.
Should be 3-0 to the Celts tomorrow

The Charlie Saiz International
3 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Do you think it’s coincidence Brendan tried to go with 2 up early door s and quickly reverted to the 4-2-3-1 Deila had been playing for 2 years?
Deila was on the right path his problem was being to weak with those who refused to walk on it with him?
You will notice the 2 main problem players never played again under Brendan.
You can of course ignore this as fanciful shit by all means.
HH

henkesdreadlocks
3 years ago

And so it continues…. oh dear.

mike
3 years ago

Must read the sun,it addles the brain.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Cartvale,
Deila is a clown!

mike
3 years ago

Whoever reads or listens to the Sun?

Rebus67
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,

Here comes the sun, oh-a-oh,
It’s not alright.
It’s not alright,
Oh-a-oh, oh

Rebus

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Monti/ Rebus one is enough thank yoo very mucho, no your right,its not alright.
Oh hes flying off to sunny Spain,
Rebus is getting on the plane,
Aviva Espanya,hes taking the Costa Brava train,
Aviva Espanya,
will we hear from him again,
Aviva Espanya.
Well lets hope so.

Rebus67
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,

God willing we are off to Malaga in the second week of March. Two of Mrs Rebus’ sisters are coming as is our middle son, Michael. He is wowing them in Stockholm. Should be interesting if a bit crowded.
I hope to see Malaga play while I am there.

Rebus

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Good luck Rebus and take your ear plugs, away to sunny Spain, it will be nice to getaway to the sun, after the winter, to heat your bones.
Enjoy.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

How can you fucking listen to a paper ya rocket?

mike
3 years ago

£216,000. POUNDS to switch oan the Christmas lights @ Perth and Kinross,employing several well past there sell by pop stars.

Where is the sense in that? People are sleeping out to raise money for the homeless,yet local politicians are spending money like that to feed there own simple minds.
Meanwhile raising the council tax. Hunbelievable.

Rebus67
3 years ago

Saw the last 25 minutes of the Hearts vs M’well game and the former looked good. Oops, it should be M’well at home. They moved the ball around very fluently and looked well organised. Isma looked a good player., scoring the last two goals. I recall him on loan at St Mirren a few years ago. He looked good initially but faded. On today’s performance it is hard to see why his career has not taken off. You never know what goes on behind the scenes that limits a player.

Rebus

charlie
3 years ago
mike
3 years ago

Oh Spanish flys,
Rebus and wife to Spain to terror ize,
oh Spanish eyes,
thats no lies,
when Rebus and wife look in each others eyeeess,
oh Spanish flys,theres nae flies oan Rebus is their?

3 years ago

Ralph,

I have had a longer winter break than anticipated. Over Christmas and New Year there were so many things going on with family visits and activities and events relating to my work with young people and church commitments. As you can imagine, being a multitasking guru, I looked forward to mid-January with great hopes of a period of peace and quiet. I sure got it, most of the time in bed, I must confess. Consequently, I have not had a lot of time nor motivation to comment. Today I feel as fit as a James Forrest or Derk Boerrrigter getting off the physio table. For the same reason, I am not up to date on all things Celtic nor have made but the odd superficial comment over the last month or so – a description that could be said to be both precise and universal. However, I have tried to catch up, to some extent at least, on ETims’ wide range of topics for discussion. I found them as varied, as volatile, as erudite and, in some cases, as poetic as ever. I have not absorbed everything that was written or commented and, rather than try to be master of all Diaries and articles, I have decided to start from scratch. The same applies to the football.

One thing that has struck me most is that we armchair supporters are poor judges of performances and, perhaps, players. As most will have guessed by now, I am not a subscriber to any TV sports’ broadcasters except my “beloved” (one who is lived and hated at the same time) CTV. Having come to realise the vast gap between what is described – sparsely, I must say – on audio and the picture portrayed by television or video, I am now also conscious of the chasm between listening and watching and spectating. Many will have noted I do not comment a lot on performances nor on individual players but I do have opinions. However, I now realise these opinions are based on very limited evidence. Consequently, they are probably very short on significance. For example, I have never, even going back to his days in the development squad, rated James Forrest. I have never seen those qualities which so many actually do. Using the law of percentages – perhaps a bad way to start – I see a player who rarely beats his man, puts a telling cross into the box, looks to be involved or scores anywhere near the chances he has. You see, I grew up with the Bobby Lennoxes, the Jimmy Johnsons, the John Higginses, The Yogis etc., etc. So, maybe I am very biased and wear the pink glasses of past times. More likely, I do not see the overall contribution of a player that one does see when in the stadium at live games. That is why I am reluctant to, or in fact should not comment on games or players. But I do like to have a bit of craic on here so I hope you will continue to put up with my nonsense.

I am not sure where I am going with all of this. Maybe I just wanted you all to know I have not lost my touch when it comes to verbosity and vacuity. It is good to be commenting again and to be feeling fit enough to tap the keys once more. Perhaps it is a sign of too much time on my hands rather than good health. Whatever it is, I hope you lot continue to have it because you have certainly aided my recovery with your constant “banter” (from the Monti dictionary. “battling”, the Oxford dictionary ) and varied insight into our club, its current performances, our players and above all our supporters and their phenomenal support and contributions to charities. I am aware of the latest ETims efforts for Lou Macari’s work for the homeless in Stoke. More than anything, that is what makes me so happy to be back.

Caption: “After a period of calm, preparations get under way as word gets out about the five-way agreement.”

H H

Thanks mike! Hope you are getting better, Ralph – not referring to your writing, by the way. And, congratulations to someone who had a baby or a grand child – I told you I had not been very absorbent. Not like my inconstancy pants 🙂

H H again!

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

Pensionerbhoy, Good to hear from you, you need to look after yourself, especially at this time of year. Put yourself first for a change and take things easier.
Keep warm and put your good lady over your knee and remind her of your, physical attributes, your good looks and mental ability,that!s what I do, it works every time. Hahaha.
Awrabest. H.H.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

James Forrest is a big time player for Celtic, he goes through quiet spells like any player, but he does a lot for the team that some miss.

Pensionerbhoy,
That’s my polite way of saying your talking pish!

FredCDobbs@hotmail.com
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

forrest is minging. his quiet spells usually last all season.

FredCDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

minging I say, total waste of a jersey. Playing griff in his position would be a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy better option

The Charlie Saiz International
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

Griffiths get’s less effective the wider you play him.
Besides we have Roberts who is miles ahead of both as a winger so why bother?

henkesdreadlocks
3 years ago

So you know better than the manager? Back to the usual pish Charlie. As for that scumbag Fred the dobber? Simply an irrelevant piece of shit.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  FredCDobbs

Talking of wallopers….

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

Must have missed something there, whit was wrong wi me? did I miss a mental health visit?

charlie
3 years ago

the zombies say mark things aint going as planned warbiolla says fuck yoos pay me ha ha aint life grand

FredCDobbs@hotmail.com
3 years ago

ronny (I was never out of my depth) Deila gives his verdict on celtic. cant he just fuck off wi yella troozers oan. tosspot

Monti
3 years ago

You join him ya fanny!

Monti
3 years ago

Bumped into an old team mate of mine in Rose street Edinburgh, not seen him for over ten years.
A good Celtic man.
I introduced him to our ETims community, so George if you are looking in, welcome my friend!

mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Wis that from Saughtonhall juniors? the strip they wear has a nice shade of pink, with arrows.
They only play oan a sunday, cos they are tied up most of the week.

You mad about ETims or just plain mad? Why not buy the t-shirt at http://etims.spreadshirt.co.uk/