Celtic Diary Wednesday February 7: Stories Of Unrest Won’t Go Away

Or, as they would say in yorkshire, there’s trouble at t’mill…

Remember when ronny Deila was in charge, and we kept hearing that his fitness and diet regime was causing all sorts of rumbles amongst his charges ? And how they rebelled against him ?

It appears that at first, Brendan could do what he liked and those same charges, give or take a few stragglers, got on with it, because it was, well, Brendan, who did well at Swansea and nearly won the league at Liverpool.

Even though he pretty much picked up where Deila left off, except the players knew he wouldn’t be shy of getting rid of them. He has an air of authority that Deila hadn’t.

Eighteen months or so on, with a lengthening injury list and a few more who are reluctant to say they are injured, and not much has changed. The players seem to still hate the extra training, the lack of pies and chips, and more importantly, the extra training.

Oh, I said that twice. For emphasis I suppose..

All is not well at Celtic, and perhaps a clue might come by observing the ongoing car crash at Chelsea.

Has the managers head been turned ?

Antonio Conte is certain to be fired within the next couple of weeks, and unlike the Scottish FA, professional and competent outfits usually sound out a successor for the important jobs..

Could the delay in Conte’s sacking be down to his favoured successor not being able to give a yes or no ?

Or could all of this be bollocks ?

Ordinarily, I’d say it was bollocks, but there seems to be a stream of little bits of tittle tattle that point to a break down in relations between management and players at Celtic, and if thats the case, then we’d better hope that Steve Clarke doesn’t get the Scotland job…and that he is fed up at Kilmarnock.

 

As for the players, how can we expect their morale to be high when we see this sort of reaction to the news that Stuart Armstrong, a vital player in last seasons team, is going to be available, touch wood, for the Zenit St Petersburg Europa League game…

Stuart Armstrong set for speedy return in time for next week’s tie against Zenit St Petersburg. pic.twitter.com/JUyuQlIpTz

 

A passenger in Europe. He shouldn’t be anywhere near the starting 11

 

Stuart Armstrong set for speedy return in time for next week’s tie against Zenit St Petersburg. pic.twitter.com/JUyuQlIpTz

 

And this is meant to be good news?

 

Stuart Armstrong set for speedy return in time for next week’s tie against Zenit St Petersburg. pic.twitter.com/JUyuQlIpTz

 

Can’t pass the ball well enough to start in Europe

 

Stuart Armstrong set for speedy return in time for next week’s tie against Zenit St Petersburg. pic.twitter.com/JUyuQlIpTz

 

I wouldn’t be putting him near the Zenit lineup so soon after a return from injury

 

Stuart Armstrong set for speedy return in time for next week’s tie against Zenit St Petersburg. pic.twitter.com/JUyuQlIpTz

 

No yer OK thanks.
Just stay where u are.

 

Stuart Armstrong set for speedy return in time for next week’s tie against Zenit St Petersburg. pic.twitter.com/JUyuQlIpTz

 

Playing golf the other day, if you’re injured you should be resting.

He did respond, of course, as he was clearing out his desk. The English FA sacked him after one game in charge.

 

In Scotland , however, we look at things differently.. as Rangers Tax Case on twitter reminded us..

To be very precise in terminology: Walter Smith was the protector of an MGMRT sub-trust funded by Rangers.

To be even more precise, that makes him a party to tax dodging, and the SFA, themselves no strangers to bending the rules, want him to run the national team.

 

All very cosy comfy, but it does the beg the question, which I am sure has occurred to the investigative reporters who jump at this sort of story, why would they want a guy like that in charge ?

It brings a while new, and distasteful meaning to the phrase “safe pair of hands “…

 

Yesterdays image..not photoshopped, apparently.. though I can;t se that myself

jimmybee February 6, 2018 at 9:32 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption: im on the one road maybe the wrong road. 

Today..

Image result for walter smith rangers

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George Lazenbhoy
2 years ago

Look managerial boys, the SFA are on the hunt.

BondiBrian
2 years ago

Good post Ralph. Although wi ‘supporters’ like this it make yi shake yer heid: “We got some good news on the injury front….Dedryck Boyata is out for 6 months & not three weeks as first feared.”

Pathetic.

BJF
2 years ago

I am still too far away to hear any bits and pieces Ralph but I hope you are wrong both about players being unsettled and the Chelsea interest. We heard Jozo and Mousse were to be out the door in the Transfer Window and both seem happy to stay. You are right about the crowd being louder in their hostility towards our players with misplaced passes etc,as enough forces in Scotland weren’t around to do down Celtic. So called supporters wanting Celtic players to be injured or unavailable make my stomach turn. I wonder how we would feel about a player faking injury to avoid a game? I admit if we lose to PT and Zenit some of the less mature guys will do their but I am confident we will get good results in both, ironically we seem to be in a bit of transition and your point about next season’s CL is well made.

Puggy67
2 years ago

SFA skullduggery digs up dugout duty dodger.

Mike Annis
2 years ago

I love the way you talk about players reafingball the negative stuff about themselvescandcaffecting morale then repeat a load of slurs against Armstrong. .??

Caption. You says he’s worth £8m? Don’t be daft, my EBT is worth more than that donkey.

Morto
2 years ago

Caption:
Someone has rubbed off the “Wan” from the dugout advert.

Gerrymac
2 years ago
Reply to  Morto

Made me laugh Morto.

Pat Higney
2 years ago

Caption: Walter. ‘Naw ya pair of fannies, you put yer right leg in, yer right leg out…….@

Bognorbhoy
2 years ago

Caption …

See no evil , hear no evil…..speak no evil …

You choose…..

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

SEMTEX

The real Anton Rogan
2 years ago

Hey Walter!!! Do you think I’ve rolled these trousers up high enough to get the Scotland gig?

Beau Nidle
2 years ago

Encouraging news here (https://www.footballtransfertavern.com/scottish-premier/celtic/encouraging-brendan-rodgers-claim-emerges-in-good-news-for-celtic/)
contradicting your point about Brendan maybe looking elsewhere, encouraging that is until they get to the part where they don’t even know what nationality he is then you think perhaps this is just another load of click bait tosh.

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago

Caption…..

Cunts.

charlie
2 years ago

winner

Weered
2 years ago

Henke… Fuck all wrong with your eyesight 🙂

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered,
It’s not his eyes tgat’s the problem, it’s his forgetfulness, shaky hand and ‘ sore back ‘ when it’s his round at the bar.
Honestly when he & Mike sit together it’s a sight to behold….Staedler & Waldorf.

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

🙂

SFTB
2 years ago

There’s been an increase in the stream of tittle tattle, you say?

Well, that’s me convinced.

jimmybee
2 years ago

Armstrongs running power is badly missed, and your right about our supporters, they are a fickle lot. But the players really shouldnt pay any attention to social media its full of bampots like us:)
We have a full team injured.Yet we dont get the credit for being able to withstand all of this and remain clear at the top of the league.
What other team in Britain could cope with a full starting 11 missing.
Gordon
Lustig Boyata Ajer Compper Ralston
Roberts Armstrong Rogic Hayes.
Griff.
Add Mikey Johnston now as well and our first team squad has been halved.
That team would beat most of them and even our starting 11 this week.
The work is being done by the media to unsettle our players,unsettle our manager, they may think that an actual title race is on,and will crank up the pressure on everyone connected with the club.It is time to be strong.
Our players are giving there all and much more.
KT has played the most games in world football,the rest of the invincibles cant be far behind. We need all our players, we need our supporters to trust the manager.
We are heading for 10 in a row the powers of darkness will not stop to try and derail us.
Wisen up supporters of Celtic and keep the one true faith.
We need Armstrong Paddy Lustig Rogic Griff etc
Anyone who doesnt think so has no place in paradise.

john young
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Jimmybee Armstrong is weak/ineffectual and average to say the least just what we do not need.

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

We are going for 7.Lets not get carried away. a couple more defeats and the race is on. The players have had this pointed out to them and to be honest there are some that won’t play for the Jersey..

BondiBrian
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Another consistently good post Jimmy.

jimmybee
2 years ago

Wee update on cl nect season, when we win the europa this season we dont need to qualify 🙂

Johnjoe 6264
2 years ago

To be quite honest i would rather we weren”t in the champions league stages we just get humiliated and any money that is made from it doesn’t get invested in the team anyway

jimmybee
2 years ago
Reply to  Johnjoe 6264

Your kidding right

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Johnjoe 6264

Nurse Ratched

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  Johnjoe 6264

Good for hotels though, no riffraff please..

jimmybee
2 years ago

Caption: Lads you should have came when the ebts were given out, then you could have dressed like me, look at the state of yous.

jimmybee
2 years ago

Finally a caption winner i dedicate it to Charlie for his support 🙂

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

jimmy i accept my part in your triumph ,,,,,,,,even though ime startin tae think ralphs a hun so his opinion matters not he he

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Oooohhhh…you’ll pay for that. 🙂

Monti
2 years ago

Morning GENTLEMEN,
Chinese want to buy donkeys….Dedryck Boyata to reception please!

Iancelt67
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti gonna start the Dedryck Boyata fan club with minutes and meetings. Do you want to be secretary ?

Celtic Symphony
2 years ago

Sorry,Ralph
Not having this Chelski and Brendan rumour.This will be filed under your,” McGinn has signed for Celtic ” pish.
Yes,Brendan is frustrated,taking it out on players.Can you blame him ?
Horrendous injury list is the cause of his mood.
Players have to man up,show their bottle on the park,and create chances,like they did against Herts.
HH

Alzyerpal
2 years ago

Caption:

After hearing the Fun Boy Three performing their 1983 chart hit “Our Lips Are Sealed” The SFA make a move to sign-up the “Dream-Team” management combo.

Iancelt67
2 years ago
Reply to  Alzyerpal

Preferred the go gos version

Iancelt67
2 years ago

Caption
Did you see that boys one of the Celtic players put a swerve on the ball. Take notes ally

2 years ago

If he is offered the Chelsea job he will take it. He still has connections there and is clearly fond of Chelsea as a club. It is a CL club as well, with a lot of good players. He won’t stay here if a big club want him. But who next for us? That is the real question. Everyone will be looking at Clarke? Is Lenny in with a shout?

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  john

dry yoor fuckin eyes zombie

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  john

Of course he would take it, it’s morally correct..

BondiBrian
2 years ago
Reply to  john

Ah think BR is a man of integrity. He’s on record stating he probably has another 20 years in the gemm. Ah don’t think he would sully his reputation, no ti mention his morals by bailing oot ( that’s what it would be: bailing oot ) from Celtic.

As for players getting injured, its a contact sport, the players have access ti the best physios etc in the country, deal wi it.

schoosh71
2 years ago

FCUK Chelsea. Brendan is at a club he loves, so money shouldn’t matter. If his eye has been turned by a russian blonde called Chelsea already, as we and he already know a wandering eye never ends up well. FCUK Chelsea. HH

charlie
2 years ago

caption the baldy guy sais fuck copying they two muppets a might get offered the scotland jobby

Big Shuggy
2 years ago

And so it starts. the daily rectums headline

Appointing Walter Smith would be the first step on the SFA’s path to redemption – Swan.

Craig swan must be knob of the week

2 years ago

it never seizes to amaze me how much rubbish and stories are bantered around , without confirmation , firstlt to say that the players have lostt know who was not in the frame . so lets stop all this shit stirring and do what we do best , syupport our great manager and team , and to add i will be glad to see stuart back , miss him , but then i dont have a short memory , god bless all at PARADISE confidence in brendan and are not happy , bollocks , he is the force that drives these bhoys on , he has such passion for celtic and this transfers on to the team . he insires them and they love the boss . as for chelsey , well just like all the speculations on the january window don

Monti
2 years ago

Ceases dear….Ceases!

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago

This transfers to the team? How happy do they look and how are the performances? Problems are mounting. if you knew the half of it….

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  ROB O'KEEFFE

Rob… How much do you think you know about all of these machinations???

BondiBrian
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Ma word of the week: machinations.

Brilliant word.

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

Probably new one on you

BondiBrian
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

You really need ti get oot a wee bit mair more Weered. Broaden yer horizon yi know. Noo put on yer milk-bottle specs n check the dates……

Weered February 7, 2018 at 11:07 pm ·

Probably new one on you

BondiBrian January 31, 2018 at 10:32 pm · Reply →

Totally agree Jimmy. The buck stops at BR door. He’s on record stating the board have the finances to get the players he wants. Some on here think they know the machinations of the behind the scenes of the gemm better than BR.

End of the day what yi watch on the pitch comes doon ti BR, its his team no Lawwells.

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

BondiBrian… My horizons are broadened very nicely…Possibly far too much with my personal life experiences…
But thanks for your concern…
What has the dates got to do with anything…
My eyesight is corrected nicely with standard thickness glass and it enables me to see all I survey

Rob(The Truth Is Out There) O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Contacts Weered,some cultivated,some long term.You will recognise this as being a Republican strategy.Would never give names but include staff at various levels,Celtic minded journalists who have to ,mostly,hide their leanings,parents,a first team player whose family are close friends of friends of mine.A Lisbon Lion,long time family friend…..I could blow the lid off,but promises are promises…..

Weered
2 years ago

Rob…best to keep your gob shut then on ALL counts

charlie
2 years ago

ive already booked a villa for the charlie family in may so awe yoos naysayers dont be askn for a swim in ma pool when we win the wee diddy cup……….cunts …excuse ma french ….naw cunts

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Is the villa in the Gallowgate?

2 years ago

You two are sorted! Millions off deadco millions off sevco tax free too,zilch for me because I worked for the tarriers

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  tully

tully wis that a caption entry or

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie
Muirkirkbhoy
2 years ago

When you dont know what is happening and have no way of finding out, make it up and make it negative, first rule of tabloid churnalism.

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  Muirkirkbhoy

Answer this one,how bad was the knock Compper took training in Dubai?

charlie
2 years ago
charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

fuck the nappy wetters

2 years ago

Schoosh, I agree with you. I can’t stand Chelsea but ‘he is at the club he loves’ really? You think that will stop him from taking a job at the top end of the EPL with regular CL participation. A slow -witted 8 year old knows it won’t keep him AT Celtic. Plus they will more than double his salary. This Brendan loves Celtic is overplayed. He has an affinity with the club, yes, but was he an actual supporter. I don’t think so. He is not a supporter in the same way we are. And is certainly no Tommy Burns. He has as much a personal connection with Chelsea as he has with us. I never thought for a moment he would go unless it was a top job and Chelsea is a top job. I think we have every right to be worried.

Celtic Symphony
2 years ago
Reply to  John

You obviously don’t know Brendan !
He wants to leave a legacy at Celtic,namely 10IAR.
Dream on ! He ain’t going anywhere.
Brendan Rodgers CSC

Iancelt67
2 years ago
Reply to  John

Think he’s got guaranteed work security at Celtic where he might only last a few months at chelsea if he doesn’t turn them around. Man city’s riches have made the also rans down to Arsenal a poison chalice

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

lance you make me laugh please stay ha ha ha ha

Iancelt67
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Think it’s a fair comment Charlie. Managing teams at the top of the epl is a short lived career unless you’re winning it. Wenger seems to be an exception here. Mourinho will go Klopp will go and do will conte. That’s how I see it anyway.

Iancelt67
2 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Maybe I should limit my input to. “Zombie” or dry yer eyes in this journey of how to win over etimmers and influence them!

Iljas Baker
2 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Spot on lance. You tell it how it is.

gordon ross
2 years ago
Reply to  John

John,you question Brendan’s love of Celtic and if he was even a real supporter.He has many times,publicly stated that he has been a fan since boyhood along with the rest of the Rogers clan who have been Celtic fans for generations.So what your suggesting is that Brendan’s not being truthful about being happy and having a job to do here in trying to turn our CL aspirations into reality.Building a Celtic team capable of progressing to the knock out stages would be a massive achievement for the club.He has already improved the performance levels of the players already here when he arrived,and the likes of Ntcham,Musonda and Edouarde being added to Rogic,Dembele,Sinclair,Tierney and the many promising youngsters chomping at the bit to break into the first team squad,the foundations of an exciting young attacking team are being laid.
You say an EPL club can more than double Brendan’s salary,true but the fact he came here in the first place,when he could have taken a lower EPL or a championship job both who would have paid more than Celtic,tells you that he is not motivated by money,in fact by all accounts both Brendan and his wife are both extremely wealthy people.He is here purely for football reasons,to take Celtic as far as possible in Europe,continue our dominance domestically culminating with 10 in a row and more.All of this can be achieved if the fans show patience when there is the odd blip such as the defeats at Tynecastle and Rugby Park.
The SMSM always highlight the doom merchants tweets and calls to their phone ins,and i think the players,if they even pay any attention to them in the first place? have the sense to see that.
One thing about the home support that has concerned me over the past few years is that the majority wait for the team to do something before finding their voices,i’m old school and remember many a time in the “jungle” where THEY inspired the team and didn’t wait for the team to inspire them.Not being a season ticket holder,and having to travel from Aberdeen,i only attend around 8/10 games a season i therefore sit in various parts of the JS and LL stands,ticket availability determining where i sit,and i hear little pockets of fans trying to start chants,mostly with little success,because many of the fans sit on their hands when the team are not performing to their usual best.Thank god for the Green Brigade for their magnificent vociferous and colourful support,because without them the atmosphere at Celtic Park would be non existent at times.
BRENDAN’S HERE FOR TEN IN A ROW believe me,this is the dark side and the SMSM’s worst nightmare

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  John

JOHN, erudition…

Celtic Symphony
2 years ago

Pride is at stake against Zenit ? Eh ?
You always maintain,the gulf between us and others in spfl,means we should win every game,Ralph.
Does this not apply here ?
Zenit spent 80M,this season alone,to an already expensively assembled squad.
We are massive underdogs,pride doesn’t come into it.I will go,with hope in my heart,but that is all it is.
HH

charlie
2 years ago

hail hail to the celtic symphony heers wan for you

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie
Celtic Symphony
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Cheers,mate.
Faithful through and through !
Thanks.

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie, he’s only got hope,not confidence or delusion…

2 years ago

So an another 7-1 drubbing will satisfy you then. No point in turning up. Celtic seldom stick 6 or 7 by anyone in the league. Don’t thibk we have scored more than 4 this season. Just winning is a stretch. But then y have spent 5 times what we have we don’t really need to bother is really not good enough. Zenit are second division European standard .

Celtic Symphony
2 years ago
Reply to  john

Being realistic,John.
Money talks in this game now.
Yes,I have hope,of a result at home,like Bayern game,where we were unlucky,not to get a draw.
Compare Bayern’s 10-2 aggregate victory over big spending Arsenal,this time last year,and it shows we done well at home to them.
Yes,another performance like that,and we could get a win against Zenit.
With hope in our hearts.
HH

Macca
2 years ago

But as they say CS, “Hope is not a strategy” Brendan yet to convince us he knows how to get the team to perform in Europe

“the home performance against Astana has arguably yet to be bettered, as indeed could be said about the away win in Rosenborg.” True but these games were qualifiers against far weaker opposition than we are facing now. Since then we have gone on to get gubbed on a regular basis. Not buying the “we’re never going to be in their class argument” With our resources we should always be able to at least make a fist of it. BTW, Lets get realistic. We’re struggling to beat Kilmarnock right now. As Ralph says, something’s not right!

Macca
2 years ago

But as they say CS, “Hope is not a strategy” Brendan yet to convince us he knows how to get the team to perform in Europe

“the home performance against Astana has arguably yet to be bettered, as indeed could be said about the away win in Rosenborg.” True but these games were qualifiers against far weaker opposition. Since then we have gone on to get gubbed on a regular basis. Not buying the “we’re never going to be in their class argument” With our resources we should always be able to at least make a fist of it,. BTW, Lets get realistic. We’re struggling to beat Kilmarnock right now. As Ralph says, somethings not right

Macca
2 years ago
Reply to  Macca

So good I said it twice? Apologies for double click

Celtic Symphony
2 years ago
Reply to  Macca

So good you forgot BR’s best away victory in CL Groups.lol
An emphatic away win in Belgium,against a team,that had spent more than us 🙂
Dream on,if you think we can compete against the elite in Europe,away from home.
At home,I always fancy our chances.We ran Bayern close,PSG were something else,and Anderlecht was a tricky game,they had nothing to lose,but we still finished 3rd in Group.
Europe is a bonus for us.
Domestic football is our bread and butter.
Cheers.

Rob(The Truth Is Out There) O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Macca

Macca,spot on…..

Wisnae me
2 years ago

“The players seem to still hate the extra training”

Which players? The foreign players who were brought up properly through good youth systems and don’t eat pie suppers, or the Scottish contingent?

Monti
2 years ago

BRENDAN RODGERS HERE FOR TEN IN A ROW!

Admin
2 years ago

win it?
Scoring a goal will be nice to see but given we lost Fortress parkhead a long time back, I think we need some realism ( Brendan wont do pragmatism of course) so just pray we get the ball in the net

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Sadly D.Mond,correct…..

2 years ago

Wasn’t talking to you Charlie honest!

portpower
2 years ago

Caption:
Right Said Huns.

D J Smyth
2 years ago

I never thought I would see the day when e-tims would be taken over by so many Rangers supporter , staunch SMSM & simple idiots .
It’s beyond a joke when an idiot thinks he knows more than Brendan Rodgers .
We have a small hard core of idiots in the stand we are delighted when a Celtic player makes a mistake , it gives them an opportunity to shout their displeasure, this is something they can’t do at home because they are hen- pecked by wife & boy friend . If they don’t want to support & encourage Celtic , why don’t they stay at home with their bullying partner

Celtic Symphony
2 years ago
Reply to  D J Smyth

Hear,hear !

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  D J Smyth

Amazing DJ,I’ve been going to Parkhead for fifty years and the crowd have never shown their displeasure,is this a new phenomenon? De doo de doo roo…..

Jimmy m
2 years ago

Why do Scotland need oap,s surely leap backwards!!

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimmy m

Jimmy M,
Henke will be upset with this……

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I’m almost upset… but then I’m not Scottish… but I feel his pain…

Matt
2 years ago

Caption…FFS You two, Follow me. It’s ‘you put yer right foot in…..’!

Hail Hail

Matt

SteveNaive
2 years ago

Ralph and BJF
There hasn’t been a noticeable rise in criticism from the stands. You roll this out every so often and it’s BJ’ mantra. for anything that goes wrong. The crowd do react to moves that break down and get noticeably jittery when we are passing along the goal line at 1 nil up but that has always been there.
Who are these new fans who are so vociferous ?
You think it inside at times but discuss it after the game where the vast majority still support the players.
We are playing the right way but just don’t have the caliblre of player to sustain this over 90 minutes in the league never mind
Europe. Johnny Hayes didn’t have a great start but the crowd (me) could see he gave his all in every game and he changed their (my) attitude by sheer hard graft.
Calm down ffs.

Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Whats playing the right way?
Out from the back and causing heart in mouth between chopped and changed centre backs and goalkeeper at regular intervals?
We seem to be awaiting this side ‘kicking on’ but so far its hard to see with every step forward being followed by a step back or too the side.
We see:
A disjointed line up on every game, chopping and changing front line, mixing up 3 and 4 at the back? Misfiring wingers and front men? A poor Scott Brown game means a poor Celtic game?

People keep harking back to the recent glories of past but the past shouldn’t deny anyone the right to question the present or future

Macca
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Well said Desi. God help us if we lose Broonie to an injury. I think I’m right in saying a ban is coming up so will be interested to see how we react. Also fed up with this pish of being on the edge of the opposition penalty box and next minute we’re playing it back through midfield and to the keeper to start again

Iljas Baker
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

That’s the paradox: big squad but so difficult to use in reality.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

D.Mond,sensible and honest.Playing the right way? Nae chance.As for Jonny Haaayynnes,aahhh…..Never,Never,Never….

2 years ago

People talk as if the supporters in the stands booing players and getting annoyed is a new thing. It has beeen present throughout my time supporting Celtic. Some players have been treated disgracefully, Efe Ambrose, Anton Rogan, Stuart Slater and various other not very good celtic players have been practically booed onto the park. It’s not new. Expectations are high and it is clear that some players are not good enough. it has been clear for months but precious little has been done to rectify the situation and that leads to frustration. I mean it cannot come as a surprise to anyone that Boyata is not a good player. unless you are blind and a total fuckin idiot. what I find disappointing is supporters, and there is an indication on here today, have accepted that we will get hammered in europe and have bought the shite from the club that there is nothing w ecan do about it. To me this is a tragedy. If celtic are not a European club Celtic are dead. Because this tinpot backwater is not enough. If beating Sevco is all you want God help you.
The reason the supporters are angry stems from European humilaitions and the disgrace the etam has been over two seasons. that is why we have been poor in the league and the players are lacking confidence. they know they will be judged by Europe so does the manager. The rest are baubles and trinkets that mean little outside of lanarkshire to be honest. that is why investment is still needed. we neeed to be competing at a certain level. Or it is one to us , one to them for the rest of time. because believe me we will need them for no other reason than to keep some of the supporters who live in the past happy.

IBhoy
2 years ago

The only place I’ve heard or read of “stories of unrest” are on this site.

Doing the tabloids’ job for them. You must be so proud.

tommythecommy
2 years ago

“Morale is clearly low amongst the players”, is it?

“Or could all this be bollocks?” I think this statement sums up your article.

ROB O'KEEFFE
2 years ago
Reply to  tommythecommy

Better than last season? How happy do the players look? The moaning from the stands is largely caused by the back passing and tippy tappy nonsense once the defence panic amongst themselves..

Puggy67
2 years ago

John this ‘tinpot backwater’ is my country. You may wish to bugger off to England for the cash but if all you seek from the game is glory obtained through fiscal immorality then Manchester United is waiting for you with open arms.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Puggy67

Puggy,
Man Utd & ” glory “?
Not for the foreseeable m8

Puggy67
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Aye but glory hunting sit on their hands fans for decades. Was at Chalkie’s testimonial. The MC asked us to sing at half time.

jimmybee
2 years ago

Football has changed dramatically over the past 10 years.You can only play players who want to play here, can you imagine if Van Dyke, Wanyama Forster Ki,etc would have been happy to stay so we could build a team around them.
Thats never going to happen now, and maybe Brendan realises that and its better to build with home grown players and players who genuinly want to play for the hoops.
We cannot get top quality players that can make a dent into champions league 2cd spot.
Get real, the dutch, the belgians etc all are struggling as the best players head for the riches of the big 4 leagues.
We are a european club but not at the level we were used to,and the reason is very simple,
Top players do not want to play here in this tinpot league.
So before accusing Celtic of not matching our expectations,think of the barriers which were never there before,and the money that players who might have came here before,can get at Burnley or Brighton or fuckin some team in the championship.
So all i want is to continue to dominate our domestic league,qualify for the champions league, and if we can play in europe after xmas. Develop our home grown players,improve the players already here.
Ohh wait weve already done that.
HH

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

jimmybee… Well said that man… A common sense approach 🙂

Noelskytrot
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

JBee,
Bang on mate.

BondiBrian
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

The voice of reason, ladies & gentlemen I give you….Jimmybee.

jimmybee
2 years ago

Caption: The grass is looking well lads that gardening leave you were on has worked.

jimboh
2 years ago

Caption…
The Three Stooges re-unite for European Tour after Newspaper Campaign on behalf of the Official Fan Club the SFA, (Swag For Auldboys ).

2 years ago

celtic will have to bugger off from this tinpot country to get justice,fairness and equality.just saying likes

2 years ago

This tinpot country can’t guarantee fairness equality and justice

BondiBrian
2 years ago
Reply to  tully

Tully, genuine question here, have you ever been to a ‘tinpot’ country? Cos ah have in Africa, Asia and South America. If you think Scotland is aa ‘tinpot’ country you are either very naive or stupid. I’ll go for the former.

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