Celtic Diary Monday December 25: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to one and all.

I hope that Santa Claus has delivered to you and yours not only the material wishes, but that feeling of warmth that comes from having those who matter around you.

Until about teatime, at least, when you wish they’d all fuck off again for twelve months.

My kids have all grown up now, and so the magic of Christmas morning has somewhat dissipated these days. I miss the look of disappointment on their little faces, and the screams and tantrums at four in the morning.

But how times change…after all, nothing is forever, and last night when I dropped one of my sons off at his place, I actually asked him not to get plastered and ruin Christmas dinner …

This from a guy who once cooked chips and mince because he forgot to defrost the turkey.

I’m up before everyone else this morning, and I can;t wait to see her face when she opens her present. I’ve put a lot of thought into it this year, paying careful attention to any little hints that she may have dropped, and after she has had the odd moan about me leaving the mud off my boots on the kitchen floor, then I think she will really appreciate her new steam mop.

At this time of year, I often wonder how other marriages can survive without these thoughtful gestures.

 

Oh, the football.

first, here’s a message from Brendan..

Brendan at Christmas

 

The holiday period has a couple more games to offer before the winter break, and Celtic will face Dundee at Dens Park tomorrow.

Its likely the manager will stick with the team that crushed Aberdeen 3-0 on Saturday, a win which puts Celtic eight points clear, as he attempts to hit his double digit lead before the break.

Those of you who watched that game on a stream would have been horrified to see it interrupted by one of thiose adult movies with a limited plot and even more limited clothing budget , though it could have been worse.

Imagine of you were watching one of those movues and a stream from Ibrox interrupted it ? The shame…

Then, on Saturday, Celtic host “rangers ” in what could be the last Glasgow derby with the fledgling club, after Lord Bannatyne upheld the Takeover Panel decision which casts Dave King into the clod shouldered wilderness of the financial world.

Although his poodles in the media are talking of his planned appeal, in reality he won’t get one. He can appeal only on a point of law or fact, and since the judge has already dealt with that, it can’t happen.

He’s staring down both barrels.

It’s over.

All they can do now is bumble along and hope there’s a massive uptake of season books, which will bring a few quid in, but its like playing monopoly when everyone else owns houses and hotels. Sooner or later you will drop out of the game.

Admit it, you’re grinning, aren’t you ?

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I might even go to the game. It could be my last chance to see the new club.

And after they lost to Kilmarnock, where a fat tv pundit scored twice against them, it could be quite a day for those of us who like to feel their pain.

Speaking of feeling their pain…

Tis the season to be jolly indeed.

Or just downright stubborn…

But theres always a grinch around..

The players, though, appear to have their hearts in the right place..

Graham Murty took his players to Yorkhill 2day for the Christmas visit “some of their stories would break your heart” said 1 of the children.  

On Saturday we showed you this..

Big Shuggy December 23, 2017 at 11:56 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption: We’re fucked aren’t we Dave?.. Yip 

Today…

Whats going on here ?

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And now, a christmas poem…

‘Twas the night before Christmas,
and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse…
I really should have invested in one of those carbon monoxide detectors.
Have a great day!
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Mike
2 years ago

Ralphy… 😉 Brilliant. Currently standing in the kitchen jumping up and doon trying to compact the turkey and please remember…..
Turkeys don’t shrink to fit inferior ovan’s.

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike, I hope you didn’t buy that ovan from Dave in Govan?

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  ROB O'KEEFFE

Its not proven that the ovan came from Dave in Govan.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Just stick your nose up it’s erse & light a fire underneath it….skewered.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Just drop your breeks, bend doon and touch yer toes and….ET TU BRUTI

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Standing in the kitchen,
watching all the fly’s fly by,
standing in the kitchen,
giving all the burds the eye,
mother we don’t have much in expectations,
matter of fact, turkeys cant fly,
standing in the kitchen,
watching all the fly’s fly by.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

🙂

jimmybee
2 years ago

Merry Christmas Ralph and to everyone on etims
May the true spirit of Christmas be in each of your homes this Christmas morning.

Galway Bhoy
2 years ago

Murty learns to skate

CarllJungleBhoy
2 years ago

Merry Xmas to all the E-Tims crowd!

Insert your suitably cringeworthy, but nevertheless very heartfelt and touching seasonal message in the space provided above

CarllJungleBhoy
2 years ago

Or below … 🙂

Mike
2 years ago

Merry Christmas Jimmy and if its true about Dembelle then there will be a big sell on Santa clause.

Pat Higney
2 years ago

Merry Christmas Ralph and all etimmers! I hope it is all you wish for.

jimmybee
2 years ago

Im sure as a youngster in the early 70s i attended a game at Celtic park on Christmas day.
Im also sure it was against Hearts but cant remember for sure if my memory is playing tricks and maybe it was boxing day.
Anybody remember this fixture probably 1970/71 something like that.
All i can remember is my uncle John coming round and sayimg you want Christmas dinner or a trip to see Celtic a no brainer HH

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Could be correct jb.Between 1897 and 1971 Celtic played 15 games only losing one, those were the days… Pensionerbhoy was a ballbhoy…

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  ROB O'KEEFFE

Could be correct jb.Between 1897 and 1971 Celtic played 15 games only losing one, those were the days… Pensionerbhoy was a ballbhoy…on Christmas day, oops

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

It was Christmas day Jimmy. I was there with my dad. 3-2 for the bhoys.

Pat Higney
2 years ago

Caption: Graeme Marty practices his trademark manoeuvre for the “Dancing on ice” final.

Monti
2 years ago

MERRY CHRISTMAS ETIMMERS!

P.S. The guy who invented the packaging wire/screws on kids toys needs a fucking shoeing!

What’s this pish about Celtic accepting 18m for Moussa, from Brighton?

Humbug!

jimmybee
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Its on sky sports m8 looks like its going to happen

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Why are we accepting 18m tho?
I thought his price was 27m?…….and fucking Brighton?

jimmybee
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I know fuckin stupid

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

The story is being denied by Celtic.

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

It’s just that Monti – Pish – made up story

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

It appears so……

jimmybee
2 years ago

Caption:Dave says we have to practice as we are on thin ice over the next few months.

Bigdunno
2 years ago

Caption: Graeme Decides football isn’t really for him and looks for a sport where he can do the “Murty” and be appreciated.

Martin67
2 years ago

Caption. Murts celebrates being given the honour of being the last ever Sevco manager

Mike
2 years ago

Sky sports fly’s its Kite as per usual its talking shite!!

2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

It’s talking Jim Whyte if you like 😉

Merry Christmas one and all.

David
2 years ago

Merry Christmas Ralph and all at etims, also all the best for the coming year. Great Diary today as always, keep up the good work. Moussa story rejected by club HH

Morto
2 years ago

Ralph, bought the wife a matching bag and belt for christmas.
She was not amused.
Don’t know why, the hoover has never worked so well.

Merry Xmas to all.

Macca
2 years ago
Reply to  Morto

Cracker!!

BJF
2 years ago

Caption: Murty celebrates only losing 5-0 to Celtic.
You know I am getting to quite like Gary Liniker, imagine! On Match of the Day analysing Charlie Adams (Southampton) kick on the head of the Huddersfield goalkeeper he said:” what sort of player would kick another player on the head,” to Danny Murphy AND Alan Shearer. Cue Murphy grin, Shearer irritated look, so he says to them both, “ you wouldn’t do that would you, oh yes of course you did?” Cue Murphy, bigger grin, Shearer :, “ right move on “ ( more irritated).
Worth picking upon the IPlayer! Anyway on to Saturday and an epic struggle with Titanic FC, really looking forward to it, happy Christmas to all ETims posters and readers.

Hoop hoop hooray
2 years ago

Caption

Murty tries desperately to find the sand

Big Shuggy
2 years ago

Merry Christmas to all at etims

Henrik
2 years ago

Caption : Durty Murty on ice back for the festive period

Big Shuggy
2 years ago

Caption: Murty on ice becomes the first show since Ibrox was knocked down and became an ice rink.

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago

Glasgow Council declare pavements and roads have been gritted..

Peter C Mc Gillan
2 years ago

Hiv a rerr terr my fellow “jungle jims”and a pure dead brilliant 2018

Patrick Street
2 years ago

“Feeling their pain”.
Loyalty without discernment is the harbinger of disaster.

VooDude
2 years ago

Murty experiences the effects of the cold shoulder sooner than he expected.

Monti
2 years ago

Caption: ” No foul, play on ” – Willie Collum.

Tommybhoy
2 years ago

Merry Christmas and Aw ra best from Texas to everybody here at Etims.

Aldo
2 years ago

A light the darkness can’t overcome! Hail hail

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Aldo

JESUS CHRIST IS THE LIGHT!

George Lazenbhoy
2 years ago

Merryous christmias that’s latin or merry xmas

Cartvale88
2 years ago

Caption
Another new sport invented by Sky for its subscribers

The Orcs still believe that an Arab or an Asian multi billionaire will ride in to buy their soiled hateful club, stupid stupid Huns

A merry and blessed Christmas to one and all.

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago

Caption: Kenny Miller falls back to earth in winter

Mike
2 years ago

We’re walking in the air,
we’re floating in the Celtic sky,
the other teams well below us as we fly.

Supporters gaze with disbelief,
it cannot be a big surprise,
no teams below us believe the lies.

We’re surfing in the air,
while they all cry out “its not fair”,
we’re drifting high without a break,
leaving all the others in our wake….fuck sake!!

Monti
2 years ago

Well today has been a great success, my good lady was overjoyed with her new Ironing board.

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti.. What time did A&E remove the aforementioned ironing board from yer arse…

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

About 09:00 hrs 🙂

Monti
2 years ago

Those are not lights for a Christmas tree
That’s dark long kesh son, you’ll grow to see,
That Christmas cheer does not mean thing,
In magilligan, Armagh or an H – block wing.

Monti
2 years ago

Celtic 4-2-3-1

Gordon

Lustig
Ajer
Bitton
Tierney

Brown
Ntcham

Forrest
Armstrong
Sinclair

Dembele

Monti
2 years ago

SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG!

Monti
2 years ago

THEY THOUGHT YOUR SPIRIT COULDN’T RISE AGAIN………STUPID, STUPID HUNS!

Monti
2 years ago

FREEDOM’S FIGHT CAN BE WON, IF WE ALL STAND AS ONE!

Oztim67
2 years ago

Merry Christmas fellow etimmers from sunny Melbourne.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Oztim67

Merry Christmas to all our Aussie posters,
lang may your lumb’s reek,
and your wallet creak. 😉

Mike
2 years ago

Ewan, hope your daughters all had a marvellous Christmas and your wallets feeling the strain.
Last Christmas I gave you my heart,
but the very next day,
you gave it away,
this Christmas i’m giving it to Brendan Rodgers.

jimmybee
2 years ago

Morning guys snow everywhere this morning.
Is the game in any doubt today.
If not then I would go with
Gordon
Lustig Ajer Jozo Tierney
Broony Ntcham
Forrest Armstrong Hayes
Griff.
Subs Dembele, McGregor, Bitton, De Vries, Sinclair, Boyata
3-1 the hoops.

Weered
2 years ago

Jimmybee… I hope you are well and had a good Xmas day. The temperature dropped like a stone yesterday here in Belfast but no snow.

Mike
2 years ago

It is a beautiful day in bonnie Dundee….so far, the sun is shining no sign of any snow, so the game should be fine.

Mike
2 years ago

So my team selection is….

Gordon.

Lustig, Ajer, Boyata, K.T.

Brown, Ntcham, McGreger,,

Forrest, Dembelle, Hayes. other players like Armstrong, Sinclair rested for Saturday.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago

Dundee news: Baltic with showers during the game.Broonie will wear his short sleeve top.Catholic Church disappointed that once again,no virgins or wise men to be found in the area……

CarllJungleBhoy
2 years ago

Caption; Eve Muirhead’s attempt to convert her popularity amongst eldery male curling viewers into a new career as porn star fails spectacularly

2 years ago

Missus has been at me to get her a boob job/bigger nappers for Christmas for the past 3 years…
How surprised was she to ge up on Christmas to find a years supply of Andres under the tree?
Whit the fuqs this? a wanted bigger tits says she
Well It’s worked wonders oan yer arse I replied.

2 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Andrex ‘

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

🙂

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