Celtic Diary Sunday July 2: Just Another Saturday

It’s alright.

You can come out now.

They’ve gone.

Rapid bloody Vienna.

In the past, I’ve made a comment or two about the distance between the board and the support, or about the lack of competency among the PR department.

But I still cannot figure out exactly what was going through the minds of

a) the chap who suggested a friendly against Rapid Vienna, and

b) the chap who leapt up from his seat and said “Hey-let’s do it. ”

Those of us of a certain vintage will remember a shameful performance by the Austrians back in 1984 during a Cup Winners Cup tie at Celtic Park. I was in the jungle that night, and a wee bit along from me a supporter lobbed a bottle towards an Austrian player. The repercussions of that action were to be felt until roughly the turn of the century.

A promising young team had been introduced to the cynical world of European football, and the whole club fell apart on that stage until Martin O’Neill restored a bit of pride nearly twenty years later.

Only Atletico Madrid are remembered with such distaste, though I shouldn;t mention that in case Harry Halfwit in the PR department rings them up to arrange a legends game between the two sides of 74.

Anyway, for those who give a toss, Celtic drew 1-1, Moussa Dembele scoring from the spot to cancel out the Rapid penalty which had given them the lead before half time.

Scott Brown was sporting his new haircut for the occasion, as an envious Leigh Griffiths looked on..

Thats the new strip, by the way.

And here’s an advert for a wardrobe

IKEA DOMBÅS wardrobe Adjustable shelves make it easy to customise the space according to your needs.

Because no doubt if you’ve been buying all the tat launched by New Balance masquerading as football strips then you’ll need the extra space. I’ve lost track of how many new ones we’ve been fobbed off with, but its getting ridiculous.

 

I’ll stick to my CSC t shirts from now on.

 

However, the was one heartwarming event yesterday that gladdened my weary old heart.

One section of society , a section to whom nature has provided many obstacles to when it comes to the survival of the species

were granted the opportunity to show the rest of the world why they are unique, and indulged in a festival of colour and music to try to encourage new membership, presumably to improve the gene pool.

The city of Glasgow must be congratulated for more or less closing down to allow these people to promote their society, and its great to be part of a city that goes out of its way to preserve an outdated way of life.

Music ? You got it! They even have their own particular style, involving an instrument that has all but been replaced by technological advances, the simple flute…

With synthesized music constructed in hi tech studios the norm these days, it was refreshing to hear traditional folk music played on traditional instruments by live performers.

Some of you may not know what a flute is, or how it works. Let me help.

Colourful parades ?

No problem…

Colourful characters?

Here you go..

There was even a tv star present..

What was it all about ?

They are a confused lot. confused as to why everyone isn’t out there having fun. There were all sorts of sideshows and extras..

Other groups got involved,from overseas, much to the delight of organisers..

and hardly any of them misbehaved, or had a pee at the back of someones house.

I wonder what the tourists would have thought of it all… Cartuja of KDS caught one looking on in admiration..

 

It’s alright.

You can come out now.

They’ve gone.

 

 

Back at the ranch, and the papers , who after Fridays diary realised that we are a credible source after all, or at leats some of our guesses are better than theirs, trolled through a few back issues of the Diary, and settled on this from May 14 before printing their Sunday stories…

Transfer shite, and Fabio Borini’s name has surfaced again, as apparently there’s a release clause in his contract should Sunderland be relegated, which he asked for  when they hired David Moyes..

Then there’s Lucas Leiva, who is out of contract at Liverpool, and Charley Musonda of Chelsea. 

Musonda is the one expected to join, and you can expect this story to break on the first Sunday in july. 

In fact, just pick up a rothmans yearbook and find a player who is fed up or out of contract who may have worked with Brendan Rodgers before. 

Thats what the media are doing.

Go back and check. I’ve only added one or two words to the original quote. The middle line, in fact.

Image result for fake news

Not fake as such, merely imaginatively edited.

 

Erik Sviatchenko, who was the subject of transfer speculation in the last window, has decided to stay and fight for his place in the team, provided no one hits him in the face or messes his hair up.

He summed things up…

 “I was, of course, aware of things in the transfer window, but that didn’t take away my focus.

“I am in a place where I have good players and coaches around me, they know me and I am the best player I can be so I am enjoying the time here. 

“Why have a rush to leave? I am really happy to be a part of this. I know that we have Dedryck, Jozo and Kris Ajer has come back in from Kilmarnock. I will always accept those terms.

“Competition makes you even more alert, maybe I need to be even better at things. I have spoken with the manager about that.”

Don’t worry, Dedryck will make an arse of it sooner or later and you’ll get your chance.

One man who may find he’s the subject of pressure from the best fans in the world is Craig Gordon.

Yesterdays game saw the opposition score, and although its only a friendly, fans were already on his back.

Craig Gordon’s inability to make a rational decision terrifies me. He is fast becoming a liability IMO and boyata get a grip!  

I know its only a friendly.. but Craig Gordon is a liability. Hope its just preseason cobwebs.

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Monti

Caption: ” Wench, you’re coming with me, you should see the pile of ironing i’ve got at home “

Monti

Charly Musonda being heavily linked with Celtic today, would be an outstanding addition to the team, fast, great first touch, great vision and direct, not to mention powerful & aggressive.
I would be happy with that.

Just don’t misplace a pass in a pre season friendly, Charly.
HH

mike

Another day, another sarcastic comment, you canny help yourself can you, just remember who was making the sarcastic comments about Boyata, yea that was you!!

Monti

Shut yer pus!

Monti

Another day of you poking your nose in……

mike

Mair pish!! chunky.

Monti

🙂

Weered

A big dick would help also on that list of attributes 🙂

Weered

Caption:… OK Pedro you can go but leave the head cheerleader behind to make half time tea. You can keep the magic green coat…

Puggy67

Caption: FFS they’re just green shoes!

jimmybee

Caption: Your Supposed to be pointing the gun at him ya fud,not up in the fuckin air.

Monti

Wonder what other green things are banned from the asbestos dome?
The Portuguese & Mexican flags contain a green section, have they not to be displayed, Pedro?
What the fuck is it about these ‘ peepel ‘? They must be ill, it’s definetely a sickness?
What does it achieve apart from a gullibilly saying to another gullibilly ” dah see Pedro banned thum fae wearing green bits man, thank fuck man, no wat a mean Billy dah “?

Inbred fucking hominids!

Rob O'Keeffe

Bogies as well,especially RC ones……

Rob O'Keeffe

Rapid(FBs).I’ve never been back to Austria.Saying things about the board and tat from NB(our lovely sponsor) is terrible but true.I think that handsome guy should go to the August meeting at the K.O.Corral,instead of the guy that says bad things about the World Class set up.Republican flutes are totally different to other cheaper fakes and please don’t try to “follow” the instructions.Unfair on that poor guy that collapsed,he either saw that rag on the ground or the prices at Dominos.Anyway,we’ll keep the Faith,won’t we?

Monti

Caixinha isn’t just thinking this shite up as he goes along, within that ratpit there are some disturbed individuals who are as bright as a sober TicToc. Think about it, you don’t come from Portugal via Mexico, then within weeks start to ban green green things? It’s madness. I refuse to believe this is Caixinha’s doing, he is being played & is being made a cunt of! I guarantee you it’ll be the same orange vermin that ‘ advised ‘ Fran Sandaza not to bless himself! They are a sick, sick fucking club, just like the original club, this new… Read more »

Rob O'Keeffe

No he’s not! Signed Jabba and the “pr”dept(stop rolling about laughing).

Rob O'Keeffe

I can feel an e-mail to UEFA ,pointing this out,coming on.They can discuss it at their first ever disciplinary European against this new club,next Friday.

Rob O'Keeffe

hearing after European oops…..

mike

We are the Ibrox walls, stamped on by the peepel.

Caption, It started with a kiss, never thought it would come to this!!.

Monti

Caption:Woman-” No please don’t shoot, please i’m begging you, don’t shoot ”
Gunman – ” Ok, we want some information & you better reveal the answers ”
Woman ” ok, anything ”
Gunman- ” How did Hollyoaks finish on Tuesday “?

George Lazenbhoy

Caption “it’s all good clean family fun as the marching season carries on”

Pat Higney

Caption:
Let Brendan’s new wife go Pedro, this isn’t what’s meant by a helicopter Sunday!

Rob O'Keeffe

Nice looking tits and legs on that burd oops lady.That’s tit,oops,it,I’m off to confession.Signed repentant Jesuit(but not about that shower from Austria).KTF

Martin67

Caption: a fascinating glimpse into the mind of Joe Miller

Looks like Pedro has also banned serious football as well as green boots at Ibrox. This $hite has Jim (tub of guts) Trynors fat fingerprints all over it.

Anyway let us not be sidetracked by Ibrox freaks.
After Wednesday its all systems go for – Strip the tainted titles – nothing less will do.
Yes were talking to you Regan.
Yes were talking to you Doncaster.

Strip the tainted titles or take the consequences.

Monti

Nick,
My Popcorn is in the cupboard!

Monti

Ralph, It took me a long time to realise that we were as much to blame for the Rapid Vienna fiasco in ’84, if not more to blame. For example it was a bottle thtown on to the pitch by a Celtic supporter ( the bottle didn’t hit the Rapid player) they feigned injury and cheated, but all of that would have been avoided had the bottle not been thrown. Again at the reolayed second leg at Old Trafford, a Celtic supporter was punching fuck out their goalkeeper in the back of the net, another kicked a Rapid player in… Read more »

Have to laugh at your criticism of rapid friendly constantly harping back to an incident from 33 years ago with no relevance to today with not 1 person LEFT AT EITHER CLUB involved is bitter, twisted and ignorant, and exactly the same as the mankies at ibrox act like ( a historically hate them and a can’t let it gO BOO HOO) . Let the crap rapid stuff go u eejit and as for criticism of the new strip, if we didnt have commercial ventures the big money players u want, and are fond of criticising club for not buying,… Read more »

The Charlie Saiz International

Someone’s no gettin their Nat King…

Monti

Mike?

mike

We pays our money, we are entitled to our opinions. That is what a blog like this is for, expressing our opinions.
If you don’t like them,
don’t let your finger, linger,
scroll on by.

Monti

And my opinion is you talk pish!

Rob O'Keeffe

That’s it,Stephen,feck off.It cost some of us mucho dinero and being Republicans,we don’t forget.Are you a ST holder?If so,ha fuckin ha,mug.That’s it,back in for more confessionising!Signed even less repentant than before Jesuit.
P.S.To think we’re slagging Huns for buying tat,at least theirs are only about a fiver a dozen,ours are mucho dinero…..

Monti

Stephen s,
Well said……especially that bit about Ralph being an eejit 🙂

Monti

That’s me fucked for a caption win 🙂

mike

Great news, your caption comments are like your posts pish!!

Monti

Looks like someone couldn’t open their bag of Werthers…:)

The Charlie Saiz International

Is that a descriptive for an Auld burds lady garden?

Monti

🙂

BondiBrian

Stephen S…what part of …’and if you know your history’ don’t yi get? They 2 gems played a massive part of our history as a fitbaw clup.

Ah too was at the gemm, in the Jungle. Am wi Ralph on this one, Rapid were a disgrace that night.

Rob O'Keeffe

Exactly……..

50 shades of green

Its awe right laughing and fist pumping about wrtp etc.

lets see how the zombie zoomers react when the “green backs ” ain’t getting paid into the overseas accounts,

seeing as everything green is now on the worlds longest banned list .

portpower

If you need it, take it but bring it back.

Try and say that with a straight face sevconians.

portpower

Caption:

Eff you Davie your 70 days are up.

Goosetobianco

Caption: OK Mr Murray, you’ve already killed Rangers, just let the girl go

Agree about rapid we were to blame, no bottle no trouble

Rob O'Keeffe

Nope,blue line,Tam Burns(RIP) called them cheating bazzas,then went to confession but that about sums them up.You probably won’t remember,but 50,000 Celtic fans went to Manchester and unfortunately only two managed to get their money’s worth by attacking the aforementioned cheating bazzas.Ah,Tam Burns(RIP)those were the days,except for those Austrian bazzas.I think I’m suffering from that PMT through that game…..no smiley face…..

The Charlie Saiz International

Caption:An angry loyalist father on a rooftop in Glasgow
“I let you trapes oot in a Red tap n blue shorts fur the parade Senga but l draw the line at wearin green shoes n pumping that feinian bastard tae oan the twelfth”

The Charlie Saiz International

Fuck pretenders.
“Ach, Rangers are alright, but they still haven’t invented blue grass.” Jock Stein

mike

Be advised my passport’s green,
the brightest green you’ve ever seen,
never criticize it, ya daft gobheen,
no glass of ours was raised to toast the Queen.

Well done Seamus.

ewanbhoy

Yesterdays game was an eye opener, i know it was only a friendly but it told it’s own story, a game of 2 half’s. First half was awful, couldn’t keep the ball and looked unsure of ourselves. Armstrong and McGregor are great for the SPFL but the step up to European football they struggle, but truth be told most of the players poor 1st Half. Second half when we changed the whole team we were excellent, high tempo, quick accurate passing and took total control of the game, even the young bhoys who came on were excellent and I have… Read more »

portpower
Daviebhoy

Caption ” I don’t care what size his chopper is your coming with me”

The Charlie Saiz International

Winner

Rob O'Keeffe

Nope,NB should win cos of their World Class gear,take note Ralph…..

portpower

Oh yeh. We`ve all met one.

portpower

Martin Bain`s filling his pockets,Dafabetingly.

Hail Hail my not comparable expensive strip.

mike

Crowds at the SPFL were up by 12% last season, income is much higher than the previous seasons, why because the bigot pound is back. The SFA and the SPFL (Dungcaster and Regan) are slapping themselves on the back, congratulating one another, the myth has been justified, to them.
Let us be honest and accept that an awful lot of our supporters want them back, that is why the “O. F.” sales are up.

If you know your history, you look back and remember those who caused your club pain, remember that pain, move forward, but still acknowledge it.

Monti

Que? Mr.Fawlty, there’s a crazy man about…..

Monti

Self analysis m8

Rob O'Keeffe

No fighting,leave that to Ralph,Peter(WC) and in the tat corner,NB……

Weered

Monti.. Self analysis contains your arse and us no recommendation

portpower

If the cheating Rangers(IL) were no more,the supporters down the road would go back and watch there Football.

Fear the boiled egg Stewart and Neil.

9

portpower

Their

9 is a baffle though

Rob O'Keeffe

That’s the amount of fines the GB have cost Peter and the board,Port……

portpower

Why was Martin Bain the only one who ring fenced money from a pauperdom entity?

portpower

I`d check the mans heated driveway

mike

Paper balls, or paper roses, at least its an improvement on banana’s.
Oh how sweet it seems to me,
paper roses, paper roses,
they are as big as Monti’s noses.
two faced wean!!

Pensionerbhoy

Ralph, You’ve all got it wrong. Caixinha was misquoted. What he actually said was, “No one is allowed to wear a grin at Ibrox” and “WATP” on the toilet walls is “Wash Away The Pish”. You bigots, thinking the dear fellow had anything else in mind. Caption: Baddy: “Any nearer and I’ll blow the blonde’s brains out” Goody: “Thank fuck for that. I thought you were going to make a mess on the helipad” H H

5TB

Caption:

Yes, that’s right. Let our special agent go. There’s been enough blood shed. We have found the deeds! After searching in every Chinook and cranny…

Puggy67

Think the WATP got lost in translation. Forrester gets his jollies spying on the away teams showers, when Cahexia asked what it was he was told it was the wee Harry peep hole.

5TB

Caption:

OK, OK, take it easy. You’re right sir, and we agree. ‘Cafoluc’ woman shouldn’t be allowed to shop on a Saturday when there’s a walk on.

Monti

Caption:” Mull of Kintyre oh mist rolling in from the sea”

Monti

Rustle Rustle…..still cannae get the bag open 🙁

The Charlie Saiz International

If she’s Norn Irish try whispering “curly wurly ” in her ear.

Weered

You’d deserve a dig in the bake norn irish style

The Charlie Saiz International

Well it did end up me digging intae a few pies in my time 😉

Weered

SAIZ…did you understand the “dig in the bake” reference…a local term?

The Charlie Saiz International

Yes did you understand why l used a food reference in my response?

portpower

It`s OK.HH.

portpower

Caixinha, the end game is to fill your own pockets,roll your own Pedro.

portpower

And they don`t care who they take it off.

Cartvale88

Caption
Calm down, the walk was yesterday.

Difficult to take much out of these games, more a fitness operation, although Boyata pass back was dozy, he needs to concentrate.
They are only warm ups, not the real thing
Agree Ralph about Rapid a team that we should avoid, but there is a Jesuit principle at Parkhead.
More pish from Ibrokes, a precursor to the problems that they will have to address with their Catholic contingent, especially the Mexicans.

Monti

Why should we avoid Rapid?

Rob O'Keeffe

I believe that has been explained,please stop talking about the second worst thing ever to come out of Austria…..

Rob O'Keeffe

Yes,the Jesuit principal tells them to go forth and multiply…….

charlie

heers a wee tip for anybody who found the huns wallet

charlie
portpower

67p a stamp.

portpower

Shall the young end up egotistical shites? Fit but the checking of their intellect of their game?

I say it to you M`lud, that involvement of said i’d convene raspberry.HH

portpower

Snot stuck on my nostril hair. That`s why I hate Winter.

charlie

caption she shouts to the milk tray guy duck ya daft cunt

portpower

Pedro`s to brace the bloo vault with a chandelier.

portpower

sevco scintilla FC.

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