Celtic Diary Friday May 12: Friday Night Is Football Night

Frdiay night football is taking a bit of getting used to, but theres no doubt tonights game promises to be a cracker, and those fortunate enough to be heading up to Pittodrie should have a great time.

After all, as summer breaks across the land where could be better than Aberdeen, where it doesn’t go dark until the pubs shut ?

Alright, you might be able to think of somewhere, but that doesn;t detract from the occasion, a cup final rehearsal and the chance to either lull the dons into a false sense of security or to damage them so badlt psychologically that they won’t even bother coming down to Hampden later in the month.

Perhaps the two sets of fans could get together and organise some kind of anti SFA protest while they’re up there as well…..

Tom Rogic is fit, and may well start the game, especially as Scott Brown is still suspended..

“I feel great right now. I don’t feel that there are any problems because I feel good and I feel fit. I’m looking forward to an exciting period with the club,” 

 “I’ve scored a few against Aberdeen this season, but it doesn’t count for much ahead of these last few games. It’s in the past and now it’s time to look forward. It’s nice to know I can do it but tomorrow is a new game and we’ll see what happens.” 
Moussa Dembele misses out, which gives him time to finish his dissertation on why Dominic Solanke-Mitchell is shite and won’t fit in at Celtic.
Its probably too late for that, as wheels appear to be turning.
Mikael Lustig could return to the side, and is likely to be captain. Whilst as far as the league is concerned, the game is a dead rubber, but the dons won;t see it like that, and neither will Brendan Rodgers.  There are two games betwen the two top sdes in Scotland, and its a great opportunity to show the world all thats good about our game.
Aberdeens Kenny MacLean pointed out the obvious, whilst at the same time not actually noticing it, as he was all excited and flustered..

“We want to show that we can beat Celtic, because we know we’ve got the players that can,” 

“I think that we are the best team to stop the unbeaten run – and stop the treble.” 

They are, of course, the only team who can stop the treble, if you don’t count this one..

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MacLean then went on to sort of talk himself out of winning…

“We’ve not taken anything from Celtic this season and we’re disappointed from that.

“We have done well, but ultimately we’ve not picked any points up, which is disappointing, no matter how well you do. 

He gets his cheerful and enthusiatic attitude from his manager, who said

“We can do all the talking before the game about what we want to do, we can talk after it, but during the game is where we have to go and do our work and do our talking.” 
Hmm..at least Pedro Caixinha can say his waffling gets lost in translation.
“I think in terms of putting down a marker for the final, the performance is more important than the result. I think we will go into the cup final feeling we can win that regardless of what happens tomorrow night. Our performance is important. We have to let Celtic know that we are there. 
They’re going to adopt a robust style..
And we will be there again in a fortnight’s time at Hampden. It will be two separate games, played on two different pitches, different competition, but I think the importance of trying to bring a level of performance against Celtic before we play them in the final is important. 
And they’re going to do the same in the final.
Back at the ranch, and Brendan Rodgers put everyones mind at rest as he confirmed he’s in his element at Celtic Park..

“For me, I’m living the dream, I’m a Celtic supporter and I don’t want it to end. It will one day but while there is work to do and there is progress and whilst there is development I hope to be here to see that through.

“It won’t always be like this. There will be some bumps along the way. But, at the moment it is a young squad that has energy and happiness. They want to learn, are coachable and want to become better and better.

“I have confidence in what I do. I am realistic and the reality in this modern world is that quickly people can fall out of love with you. One day you are the devil, the next you can walk on water. I never get too carried away and make rash statements that I will be here for ten years.

“It would be a huge pleasure if I was but the reality is that may not be the case. I signed for four years because that is what I want to be here for to help the club develop on and off the field. And then after that you see where it takes us,” 

If he’s happy, then we’re all happy. There’s no denying he is responsible for the feelgood factor at Celtic these days, and the lift he has given the club runs right through from the support to the players and beyond.

He also went out of his way to praise Derek McInnes…and took a shot at the pre season predictions of quite a few people, predictions that were made more in hope than expectancy…

“I remember back in pre-season the drums were being banged about Rangers going on to win this league, be the closest rivals to Celtic,” 

“But Aberdeen are nine points ahead of Rangers and will finish in second place that is because the great work Derek – his team of coaches and support staff and players – has done.

“They have done very well and so we anticipate a tough game as have been the other games.” 

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The Scottish Press Awards were held last night, and we must hold our hands up and appreciate the great work done by our fearless reporters who have delved deeply onto some of the issues affecting Scottish football.
 For instance, the intrepid Keith ” Bob Woodward ” Jackson has racked up his sixth consecutive top sportswriter award.
 We at Etims pay tribute to the man who has done so much to expose the problems in Scottish football, and we recognise that without his contribution Scottish football may well have been a lot worse off.
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That was a long time ago, but Jackson refused to rest on his laurels, and continued to prove he was top dog in the junkyard of the Scottish mainstream media…
This year, he gave us…
 
The rest of the pack just couldn’t compete with such consistency, and as such, will forever be in his shadow.
Another ward, that of Columnist of the Year, went to Bill Leckie of the sun, a man who doesn’t let his limited vocabulary get in the way of his writing.
 when he can’t find the right word to express exactly what he wants to say, he simply makes one up.. ( April 16.2017 )

FIFTY years ago today, a nation stumbled through the fog of a ginormous collective hangover with the vague recollection of having done something amazing.

Had we got married? No, that wasn’t it, no one was moaning at us. Had we won the Pools? Unlikely, though it felt like something in that delirious ballpark. 

His imagery too, is , er, imaginative. Stumbling nations, delirious ballparks…

but he’ll never scale the dizzying heights of balanced reporting the way he used to, which is why Jackson will continue to lead the way… ( Record, 1997 )

And then there was Thursday and the news that the finest player I have ever seen in Scottish football wasn’t doing a runner after all.

All I can say is, massive respect is due to Rangers – and Muz in particular – for keeping Brian Laudrup in the game.

The Ibrox men are, I reckon, one more signing away from finally leaving their greatest rivals – and, therefore, the rest of us – so far behind them they will be no more than a dancing dot on the horizon.

Who is that signing? I’d go for Batistuta – though Muz says no – but whoever they end up with he will be big time and he will be here soon.

It’s enough to make any Celtic fan hide behind the couch. Sorry? Oh, you already are .. 

We weren’t there for much longer.
Gossip ?
Could we see a Celtic B in the Premier League next season ?
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All this talk of Leckie and Jackson reminds me that its Friday, and its time for

Knob of the Week. 

Despite early headway being made by Colin Johnson, who boasted about having £500 on Madame Le Pen winning the French presidential election, before claiming his 13 year old son had done it and demanding his money back, he’s not the winner.

Any other week he would have been.

speaking of politics, go easy on Theresy.

Looks like she’s one of us.

This week it goes to a former Celt, who missed a sitter, as they say, that would have sent his side , Celta Vigo through to the Europa cup final and a shot at a place in the champions League…

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John Guidetti, who thought he was too good for Celtic, made an arse of this chance with just six seconds to go…

Guidetti miss

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John Guidetti-this weeks

Knob of the Week. 

Caption time now, yesterday we had this…

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Caption :”Thank feck they haven’t invented tumble driers yet”

HH 

Today, a picture taken from an interview to be aired on BT sport before tonights game..

 What were they talking about when the cameras weren’t rolling ?

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Cartvale88

Caption
Your too old Chris, but I love your commitment.

mike

Oh we love the Diary, the bonny, bonny diary,
its the bestest blog in town,
its so great to have a blether,
among the purple heather,
Ralph’s our Scotch hair gel.

Keech oh Keech oh Keech, that just sounds appropriate.

Weered

Caption…”…Chris,yer a fair age now are your knees not buggered sitting on that bench hi…

Weered

Caption…”…Chris,yer a fair age now are your knees not buggered sitting on that bench hi…

Weered

FFS my caption disappeared into the ether…bastards

Weered

The damned thing arrived eventually

mike

Efe, Stokes, Commons to the Hibbee’s, plus mibbee another one or two loanees, from the Tic. WOW twaw teams in the top flight, we always said that we would out breed them, but, but, mibbee our “B” team in a lower league, we are the CHAMPIONS of our World. COYBIG.

Weered

Caption…”…Chris,yer a fair age now are your knees not jiggered sitting on that bench hi…

Steven R

God (Brendan) is saying to Sutton:

So, Kris Boyd would rather pay a fortune to a qualified proctologist than have me rip him a new arsehole free of charge?

Sutton replies: it’s not as easy as that, Brendan – the surgeons are transplanting a mouth onto his face, so that he’s not longer talking out of his arse!

Ralph,
Scrolled straight down to the KOTW lol……
Surprised it wasn’t Mike tho….

mike

Bet you were praying that your pus wisny KOTW tho. 😉
what a fucking fright they wid hiv had.

Weered

Monti… ya see KOTW each morning looking in the mirror

🙂

mike

Please, Please, p l e a s e, please Craigy please buy the “Rangers” please. Sell ye thems fur a pund.

Weered

Monti, mike…good morning all…I trust ye slept well zzzzzzzzzz

Weered,
Morning, sleep was broken a bit thinking of the KOTW award in the morning.
Got up and took my Wolf out on a foot patrol and checked drains for Zombie activity.
All fine.

HH

charlie

caption brendan sais seville was good kid but next year weer gonny win it

Caption: Sutton -” Brendan what have you made of erm, ” rangers ” in your first season up here “?

Brendan -” Just as i suspected, Chris, they are fucking inbred, racist, sectarian scum “!

mike

Ralphy, what is all this blue line pish, I want one, but maske mine a green yin. (please). 😉

Weered

Mike… It a royalist thin…keep it quiet Monti and the rest of the blue liners are sill in the closet on that one…

mike

Weered, your correct— tainted blue, oh tainted blue,
your so true, so true,
its tainted, am telling you, haha. 😉

Rob O'Keeffe

Ralph,KOTW Total Fix cough,cough.Caption,sooking up to wimmin,feminist! Is that close to Fenianist? Who’s the mason/ref tonight? 2-1 tonight,TicToc early doors (before the sending off) and PensionerBhoy just for the cause.

Caption:?????? By a wummin,has it “won” yet?

mike

No I didny sleep well, I had a dream that Charlie was in my bedroom, pishing up against the wall and showing videos of auld Brigton times and trying to steal my sheep.

Weered

LOLOLOL

Weered

or one I haven’t used in eons… ROFLMBO

charlie

wit the fuck dis that roflmbo stand for a hope the bo aint aboot ma personal hygeen or theres gonny be trouble he he

Royal orange fute lodge member ballymena order

Told you he’s wan o thame….

Weered

charlie… ROFLMBO = ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING MY BALLS OFF…

Surprised you don’t use L.O.L. Cough….

Weered

I actually did use LOLOLOL… thatll be 3 lodges…The old lodge the new lodge and the futurisitc lodge…That one will be all Fenians……

And I didn’t discount the AOH

charlie

that wisnae a dream heh heh

Weered

Fucks sake charlie…that’s worse…. if it’s possible

charlie

ask mike to check his not so secret stash heh heh

mike

Shotgun loaded and ready for action, two rounds in the breech.

….and his pants on his heed

mike

hahaha.

charlie

5-1 to the zombie slayers tonight griff hatrick………………ffs se this groundhog day

wulz

Caption
CS
Oh the Ranjerks are shite
BR
Still fuckin shite
HH

Rob O'Keeffe

The blue(sorry)line is the equivalent of the financial cold shoulder…

Rob,
Chiudi il Cazzo

ROB O'KEEFFE

CLOSE THE FECKIN??? CMON ERUDITE ONE, OR YOU’LL NEVER LOSE THE BLUE (SORRY) LINE. HH

Ralph,
What’s this blue line pish?

charlie

monti dont get paranoid its only the wans being investigated by the fbi

mike

Woke up this morning feeling fine,
you were oan ma mind,
you were oan ma mind,
oh you were oan ma mind.
Who you Brendan, my amigo, pal, friend, brudder, you and your team, mon the Tic. COYBIG.

Weered

Fucks sake charlie…that’s worse… if it’s possible

charlie

have you got a stutter

mike

😉

…and a sash?

Weered

monti…collarette…FFS

Weered

Charlie…he can’t answer…his mouths full…breakfast ye know …ahem

mike

oh the huns they are shite.

See this disny matter what the Supreme Court ruling decides there will not be any title stripping Regan pish, well that better no happen.

charlie

mike were did ye hear that

mike

It was reported in video celts that Regan had said that.

Weered

mike…Google PECUNIARY BENEFITS…it might explain why is is more than possible that title stripping might be possible

Weered

It might end up being a UEFA directive though…

HEAR? HEAR? HAHAHA he hasn’t heard a fucking thing since 1984 lol

mike

😉 If Lenny brings in the ex Celts he is rumoured to be bringing in then he wisny kidden about being second.

mike

Wultzing Matilda, Wultzing Matilda, i’el go a Waltzing Matilda with you and he sang and he sang, till his tea was in the billabong, Iel go a Waltzing Matilda with yooooooooo. 😉

charlie

well thats me away mrs charlie is takin me windae blind shoppin as a punishment for ma swally session aind windae blind shoppin shite

mike

Tell you this tho — if Lenny brings in the ex Celts that are rumoured to be going to the Hibbees next season, then he wasny kidding about being second in the league next season.

Weered

Mike…it would be brill to see Hampden ALL Green and White

Just Grand Weered just Grand

Caption: Sutton – ” Brendan it’s going to be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9″

Brendan ” 10 in a row “

The real anton rogan

Hunskelper: So if we are so awash with cash Brendan, why the feck have we knicked these benches outta the weans school?

Brencelt

Caption: It was 5-1 in their empty run down stadium, and you could count sevco’s remaining “fans” on one hand.
They do do walking away

IRISHGUY

Sutton.. so what did Caixhina say before the Ibrox game>

BR… he just said welcome to Ibrox

Sutton… and after the game?

BR.. I said welcome to the Future…

cartvale88

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In my day Brendan you could buy a lot or a pound

mike

Caption, Brendan is it true that the huns are shite, yes Sutty it is true, baw, haw, haw, haw.

mike

Viagra, ho ho ho ho,
must buy Viagra, ho ho ho ho.
its up there ready in the morning,
its up there ready every night,
Viagra, ho ho ho ho.

Oh up at eight,
cant be late,
with a lot oan ma plate,
cos Ive got another date
with Mavis and Jane.
they drive me insane.

Iancelt67

Caption.
Well Brendan not much to talk about now that’s it all about wrapped up oh wait a minute did you hear there’s only two Andy gorams

DESIMOND,
DAY 12 of SFA silence on Racism?
Could you put up the link where Regan or Doncaster are condemning the racist abuse of Scott Sinclair?

Ralph,
The blue line….erm…..mon noo eh?

Weered

Monti… It could end up being the Thin Blue Line…

henkesdreadlocks

Could be worse, you could be hanging from a clothes line. How bizarre!
Second thoughts, it would need some of the suspension cables aff the Forth crossing.

Weered

henkesdreadlocks…they might be rusty and weakened…
You trying to tell Monti “something else” ?

Weered

One Helluva splash though…

🙂

henkesdreadlocks

Tee hee hee!!

ROB O'KEEFFE

CAPTION :C AND B REENACT ALLY’S YEARS DURING THE SOUNNESS ERA!

The Cha

Caption (MITB at top).

Beaton (middle back):

“Ginger, surely he’s not one of us?”

Devoy45

Tonight:
Gordon
Lustig/Simunovic/Boyata/Tierney
Armstrong/Bitton
Roberts/Rogic/Sinclair
Griffiths
2-1 to the bhoys.
This is the only match threatening our unbeaten league season so let’s win it and rest some of these bhoys up for the Final.
Brendan and the bhoys, thank you from the bottom of my wildly ticking heart! It’s been a great year.

henkesdreadlocks

It’s been no coincidence that as the pitches have improved our performances have got better and better Devoy. 4 or 5 to the good ghuys tonight.

D J Smythe

Will there be a referee tonight .
Based on how little they have done in previous matches it seems a waste of money paying one

henkesdreadlocks

Strange post.

Weered

henkesdreadlocks… I believe it was probably a rhetorical, tongue in cheek, type of question

Obviously it”ll be a long sleeved job,The Sevconian Official wont be wanting Anyone else getting a clock at his Tatoo,s

Svconian Alert

Caption!!!!CS to BR,So Brendan can i ask your honest opinion on all these Honest Mistakes by Our Super Referees in the Premier,Well Chris as You know,¿¿¿¿ ¡¡¡¡„~~¡ !!!???? [|^$}{[] and as for that Clown Madden,(?= ‹›÷×¢

Celtic team tonight for me.
Gordon
Lustig Jozo Boyata Tierney
Armstrong McGregor
Forrest Roberts Sinclair
Griff.
COYBIG
Celtic 3-2

mike

The court in Glesga, was packed to the rafters,
seeking the truth, from the lying basters,
it was great to witness, the Orange masters,
finding out, the biggest shafters.

Findlay spoke, seeking the truth,
fire and brimstone, from his mooth,
poking, angling, ferreting around,
trying to get Craigy homeward bound.

Witness after witness, forced to o what was right,
Geein Sir Minty, such a fright,
Lies evaporating, one after another,
shaftin everyone even there mother.

Oh dear Lord, whit hiv ye done,
its years an years since we’ve had such fun,
haring the truth, from the Orange scum,
Findlay’s got them on the run.

Weered

mike…Just brilliant…. :~)

charlie

thats your best yet mike fuckin marvelous

charlie

oor mikey he can tell a tale -about how mintys plans did fail -so some ae them might need bail- or theyl awe end up in the tin pale ………charlie b yeats

Weered

charlie… charlie b yeats…

should that be charlie’ll be in Yates

charlie

no the night ile no ime grounded he he

Weered

charlie… do yo not think it starnge that “Minty” sounds so very much like Monti… Is there a connection…whaddya think?????

charlie

ffs dont get um started he he

Weered

Charlie…did ye get yer shapn done??

charlie

she met her pal and geid me a reprieve

Weered

Charlie… there is a God after all 🙂

charlie

ha ha

Weered

charlie… I wish he’d come to my shoppin rescue at least once

charlie

a coupla hail marys the night before usually works for me

Weered

I think I’d have to sing Faith of Our Fathers several times…

charlie

ive tried that wan it only works oan a tuesday

Weered Monti Murray does have a ring to it

Weered,
No connection with Robocop…..in fact i’d have insisted Craig Whyte put his £1 coin back in his pocket…..have it for free son!

mike

😉

Tioc,
Have you ever had a size 10 aff the bawz? 🙂

Now Now nae ForePlay

Fnancial Whizz fcking kid,Craig Whyte.Seems he was in negotiations for Months and this (Ahem)Billionaire took all that time to hand over a Pound Coin.Murray McMinty just wanted the Flourescent Flood light pointed Anywhere Else just as long as it wasnt pointing at him,Eh Minty!!!THE CRETINS!!!HH Oh How It Feels To Be Celtic.Wonderful Oh its Magical,;)AberAngus 1 Celtic 3.Griffiths with a Brace and a Rogic Rocket.

charlie
charlie

Couldnae stoap laughing.Guidetti thought he was bigger n better than Celtic and ends up at Celta Vigo.Some near goal last night,Wotta Plum.

ROB O'KEEFFE

SFA STATEMENT :CELTIC TO GET PENALTY TONIGHT TO STOP PESKY MONTI MOANING ABOUT RACISM SIGNED D MOND

John Guidetti is a complete bell end, was glad to see him leave.

Fud!

Monti to be honest,His first few games for us,i thought,Yesss we have a Gem here,But after a few more Games i thought who the ???? or were the ???? did we get him fae

Tioc,
Guidetti had two big problems m8, his mouth & his head!

Definitely,Mnti,Defnitely!!!Great result the night.I fell asleep and missed it,My Better Half recorded it on Catch Up tho,First half was Good 2nd Half wasnt all that.100 Points and records there to be broken.10 In A Row is on the Horizon.This Team of Ours have to be Fearless in Europe.Im getting Butterflies at the Thought of Us Strolling Out In Our Lisboa Kit.Oh how times have Changed,And Just How Wonderful and Magical it is To Be A Tim.HH GGAW!!!COYBIG!!!

Cartvale88

Absolutely laughable, they can’t even fill their own stadium, let’s stick it to the sheepies

Cartvale,
I don’t get all the fuss about 50/50 splits for cup final tickets, attendances in league games should not come into it.
I don’t care if your Aberdeen or Alloa, these teams have got to the final on merit, and deserve an even split of tickets for a domestic cup final.
What they don’t deserve is a single fucking ticket MORE than Celtic.

HH

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