Celtic Diary Wednesday February 21: Brendan to Seek Investment

It appears the manager has taken a moment to pause and reflect on the way things have been going in what has been a strange second season.

One trophy in the bag, three still to play for and still only two domestic defeats during his reign would hardly suggest a crisis, but there are signs that the foundations aren’t as strong as what they could be.

So, as usual, we asked a drunk what would happen next.

He claims Brendan isn’t happy, not with the club, or the players, or life in Glasgow, but with himself. Maybe he feels its all been a little too easy, and he’s guilty of letting his own standards slide. Maybe this was a direct result of the St Johnstone game, or maybe its something thats been simmering for a while.

The way the team set up and played against Zenit in the first leg was indicative of what the curent squad are capable of. At the other end of the scale was the game against Tommy’s Tuggers last Sunday, which showed that you can indeed sweep the whole spectrum of attitude and ability in just a few days.

And then there’s the hordes crawling out from under their rocks again, who seriously think not only that they have closed the gap, but will close it even further.. as this hallucinogenic inspired piece from Ibrox noise declares…

 

Something absolutely extraordinary is on the cusp of occurring in Scottish football, something even the most optimistic Rangers fans simply wouldn’t have expected at the start of the season.

Should Rangers manage all three points on Saturday against Craig Levein’s out of form Hearts, the gap to Celtic will be a genuinely stunning 6 points with Brendan Rodgers’ men taking a pretty tough trip to the north of Scotland to face Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen the following day knowing they must win to restore the gap.

This has implications of a seismic nature. The gulf between Celtic and Rangers has been incredibly reduced to 9 points in the past seven days, and if that were to be cut by a further 3 points, or even two, it would send shockwaves over to the green and white portion of Glasgow.

Sure, under ‘normal’ circumstances either Old Firm side would be a bit disappointed to be 6 points behind in the table in late February, but this is a new era with a completely rebuilt Rangers side who arguably still are some way off the final product, and as such we can’t judge the implications in the same way we did pre-2012.

But facts are facts. There’s not a single Celtic fan who will be happy with their multimillion pound ex-Champions League current Europa League team being only 6 points ahead of Rangers, and the derision our club (and this site) is receiving from their fansites along with Hibs et al is further evidence of the genuine concern from such quarters and the growing realisation that the domestic gap between the two clubs is reducing.

It is quite, quite incredible to say this, and we simply cannot believe we are uttering these words, but should Rangers close the gap to 6 points come the end of play at Pittodrie, it is game on for the Premier League title.

We admit Celtic’s own deterioration this season has aided Rangers a great deal, as quite simply they’ve been dreadful. Rangers, for our part, have been far from impeccable too, especially at Ibrox. 

But for the first time since late autumn 2011, Scotland is on the cusp of having a genuine title race again – and for Rangers to actually win the thing, to secure 55 after what we’ve been through would qualify as arguably the most stunning achievement in Scottish football history.

Of course, we’re a little ahead of ourselves. As yet it is a 9 point gap and that may well be how it fares come late Sunday afternoon. This might be the closest we get this season.

We cannot allow ourselves too much presumption. But we can always envisage possibility, and if recent trends of the past two months continue, Rangers will be, astonishingly, truly in the hunt for the Premier League title.

And on that note, imagine the fallout at Celtic Park if Rangers do it – if Rangers’ modestly-assembled squad filled with loanees and ‘rejects’, as Sutton likes to label them, manages to do the unthinkable and win the SPL, the meltdown from all things green and white will be like nothing we have ever seen before.

And, to paraphrase Kevin Keegan; 

“I tell you honestly, I will love it if that happens, love it”

 

Perhaps this has annoyed the manager, and perhaps he wants to put them back in their place. We hear he’s already mentioned the upcoming game at Ibrox a number of times to the players , and has left them in no doubt as to what he expects from them on that day.

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In fact we hear that there already plans in place at Ibrox to make life difficult for Celtic, especially at set pieces.

Furthermore, Rodgers  wants to add three ready made champions League level players to the squad. and he will be asking the board for the funds to do that, with a figure of £20m being mentioned.

Patrick Roberts is not one of them, but thats not to say he doesn’t have a future at the club.

Whether or not Lawwell and co release those funds largely depends on whether or not they want to have a club to run next season, as you can imagine what the furor would be should he be refused, and then leave citing a lack of funds….

It won’t come to that though, as one would expect that when Rodgers signed on the dotted lines he would have sought assurances that the clubs ambitions would match his own.

It appears that he has now decided what those ambitions are.

 

They start tomorrow in St Petersburg, with the second leg of the tie with Zenit.

St Petersburg was the original name of the city , pre Russian Revolution, when it then became Petrograd, and then in tribute to a former Celtic player and manager it became known as Lennongrad, before post glasnost reverting to St Petersburg, in honour of the Celtic CEO for his fine work in making the club financially sound.

So it should be a friendly enough trip for those of you already over there.

Oh, I’d like to thank these two ladies for help with my research..

Zenit have an official twitter feed, in englsih, called Zenit in english, and they extended the hand of friendship with an apology that shows they are not a bad sort after all..

We apologise in advance for this, but if for some reason you want a half-and-half scarf, we’ll sell you one

On a more serious note, however, they responded to claims that St Petersburg isn;t a noce place, and is full of the sort of bad eggs you’d expect to see at an SFA meeting..

These claims were in the Sun, and I suppose on the off chance that they might have finally got something right, maybe anyone out there should take care.

COP SCAM

Celtic fans could be mugged by gangsters posing as cops if they wear Hoops colours in Russia for Europa League clash vs Zenit

The Foreign Office warned organised hoods dressed as police prey on tourists in St Petersburg, where the Bhoys play in Thursday’s clash 

We have a similar problem in Scotland, although they wait until you’re in bed at home and kick your doors in the following morning.

The Zenit twitter feed rubbished the claims..

Celtic fans please don’t listen to this, you will definitely receive a warm welcome from everyone in our city. Your FCO have published official advice on coming to the match and it has no mention of fake cops or gangsters. Source:)

Read it for yourself, and you will see yet another reason why the Sun is suffering from circulation issues…

It’s telling lies again.

The stadium promises to be an experience for the travelling support. Its got a roof and  central heating which will see a temperature of around 18 degrees celsius while you’re in there, but on exiting you can expect it to drop dramatically to around -16, which makes it somewhat dangerous to stand underneath one of these

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 As for the match itself, no one else has got injured and everyone seems up for it.

Which is how it should be.

Can Celtic get a result and march on into European football in March ?

There’s no reason why not, and with Zenit having to score on the night, it will be down to the fast players breaking out and creating chances for Dembele to either score or lay the ball off to runners.

I’d say we can do it, but what do I know ?

We’ll analyse it a bit more in tomorrows dairy, in case i can;t think of anything else to talk about.

And here’s a caption competition for you to peruse, as time has caught up with me and there are things to do, people to see and places to go..

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D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago

CAPTION

Tosser looks like he’s carrying a big drum. And still canny beat it…

Admin
2 years ago

to secure 55 after what we’ve been through would qualify as arguably the most stunning achievement in Scottish football history.

That should be shown on the big screen at every Celtic home game on 66 minutes…

Weered
2 years ago

Caption: Brendan muses…That chap must be the Grim Mankie

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Bomb making now? Where does that come from. Oh possibly depth charges. A term used for seaborne warfare ie anti submarine explosives. I must consult the records if ANY Irish based “military group” had a marine corps. I won’t include
the current Irish Navy which has small fleet of smaller military vessels…

AN THE ANSWER IS… GO ON GUESS…

Rob(Insiped?)O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Both barrels……karma…

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Exactly G man,concerning monies.£30m in the bank? Ralph states BR wants circa £20m for real players,any chance of this happening?…..show us the money….

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

You obviously have a limited understanding of the spoken vernacular

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Nope……

noelskytrot
2 years ago

Caption…they said there was a title race happening, Graeme.

noelskytrot
2 years ago

I hope we beat Zenit, smack the Sheep and monster the scum at the BigotDome, therefore ending all the shite cheap talk coming from those with the intelligence of a lampshade.

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago
Reply to  noelskytrot

NOELSKY

Oi,there’s a light Inside a lampshade.

Not so sure about you,mind…

noelskytrot
2 years ago

Hahaaaa, I’m as bright as a super nova.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  noelskytrot

You’ve met Tic Toc then? 🙂

2 years ago

Caption.. Murty seems a bit keen,, going tae catch the subway loyal during the first half..

puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: In lieu of a RRM Sevco appoint a Genetically Modified one as manager.

Celtic Symphony
2 years ago

FFS ! Ralph,
You’ve hit an all time low…Ibrokes noise in the diary ?
When their fabled Murty took over from Pedro,we were 8 pts ahead of them,now it’s 9 pts.
Nuff said.
Zenit ? They’ll be better at home,tie is 50/50.
We get through,or not,NO moaning from me.
Always proud to be an unrepentant Fenian,who faithfully goes,through and through.
HH

George Lazenbhoy
2 years ago

Brendan – should I tell hat donut, that’s a daffodil and not a poppy

2 years ago

Caption: upon Brendan enquiring if GM on his jacket meant GUFF MANAGER, Martyr walks away in the huff.

2 years ago
Reply to  Steven R

Murty – feckin’ spellchecker!

Jimmybee
2 years ago

Caption, Murty stays tight lipped as he wants to join in with the Scotty Sinclair song.

Monti
2 years ago

As far as i’m concerned there IS a title race, Celtic need to get going through the gears!

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

MONTI

I totally agree. I’ve seen bigger collapses. Though I think the Willo Flood window,it was only seven points.

And nobody could forecast that three international strikers couldnae hit their own arse with a banjo,all of a sudden.

1980,I think was worse-esp as 2pts a win,and 87,I think we were a dozen points in front at New Year.

Off to cry into my pint…

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Correct Monti.No point kidding on.Be realistic and get down to business.The piece from the other side of town is actually quite sensible,except for the 55 garbage.We have been mostly piss poor this season and if BR is demanding £20m out of the “hotel” money,I see big problems ahead…..

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

Hahahahaha AHAHAHAHAHAHA

Noelskytrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

Gary,
do you have anything solid that can validate what your saying about the goat shaggers stopping 10 in a row? Liewell and co are in cahoots with the dark forces to fuck us up? BR and the players are in the dark about this? I mind reading a blog by a hun it was called the Snowman and this person suggested that those in the upper echelons had conspired to manufacture the huns demise? How many people would be involved in this conspiracy in your opinion?

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

Again G man,correct.SFA meeting yesterday at Turnberry Hotel with planned changes for season 20/21.Wonder why that is?……our enemies are desperate to head us off at the pass….

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

How many truly care to listen to you in Masonic Overdrive… Good band name there up for grabs

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered,
That band would have the venue shaking…..

noelskytrot
2 years ago

BR looks like he’s talking into a wire like the feds.

Caption..BR- “Broony, stupid arse has left the dug out, kick the ball as hard as possible and aim high” NOW.

Jimmybee
2 years ago

Mike I had a wee lapse yesterday I’m sorry to say.
You and Tic Toc completely right to have a go.
I think it’s because I missed the game on Saturday, and stuck doun souf. Like I said confession Sat night.
The wee grandson makes his confirmation tonight,my daughter gets married the day before the Hun game,and my grandaughters first communion is on cup final day.
Great celebrations ahead and the hall is booked with the big screens for Cup Final day.
Fuck the SFA, and the Royal Wedding, First Holy Communion and treble party is at JimmyBees.
HH

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

JBee,you are right to question matters.As Ralph states,BR apparently isn’t happy with himself and the team if he’s “demanding” 3 C.L.standard players…..he’s beginning to listen and see that our levels aren’t good enough.He’s still young,it’s a learning process……

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

God Bless Grandweans, the gift from God that keeps on giving, God Bless families, they truly are that most wonderful of all things, their love and affection are the Raison D’etre for all our existence.
And God Bless the Tic. the joy that they bring is of the Richter scale…. KTF. Jimmy.

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike… I’ll second that 🙂

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered,
Some folk are better left to their own devices:)

Dziekanowski’s nightclub child
2 years ago

Caption: how do I look like a right rainjurs man… ah, try and look angry.

Caption: we couldn’t afford a star so I improvised

Gerry
2 years ago

Tin hat on.
I find it hard to disagree with some of the content of that extract, apart from the nonsense of 55 and such that they refuse to accept.
106 points and glorious football, it really was a special year and not one that could in all honesty be repeated. I thought we’d be somewhere in the mid to high 90s (best we can get is 94) but to be honest I do expect the glorious football to continue. The pace of our passing, the movement off the ball, and the confidence of the players is not apparent this season. I accept we have injury problems but to say the players we put out every week can’t do these things well due to injuries is nonsense. Last season we were consistent week to week, and when Brendan rotated the players coming in were hungry and fresh, and we replaced quality with quality and there was no drop regardless of personnel. This year some are off the boil and those coming in should be busting a gut to stake a claim for a regular start.
I do feel these are managerial issues for Brendan, as successful as he has been, there are things for him to work on and improve and all people on here are pointing out is that he is struggling to find consistency and that’s his job.

D J Smyth
2 years ago
Reply to  Gerry

Gerry last season , Brendan & his team hadn’t a very tough season , the season before not like this year’s team , some of this team’s squad only had a three week break in the summer . The more questioning our fans do , the more abusive our fans are , the harder it is for our real supporters to encourage Brendan & our players to play at their best most of the time
Fans have a choice. Do they want to be supportive u& help us to win , or do they prefer to be moaners & groaner who cannot express themselves in the home but can behind num de plumes

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Gerry

Don’t worry Gerry,check my earlier post……obviously the 55 crap nearly ruined a piece that was quite sensible considering the source….

2 years ago

However, The dramatic decline in standards at celtic have resulted in them being in a position to print this hopeful missive. If we get beat at Pittodrie, which we will if we even play twice as good as we did last sunday, they can win it under their own steam. I fully expect a complete capitulation from Hearts on Saturday, with Sevco winning by, massively reducing the goal difference to single fugures. With ten games to go. That it has came to this is a disgrace. And it is not as if it was entirely unpredictable. Far too many people connected with the club sat around for months talking about our unbeaten run, which we clung onto for weeks, as if it were all that mattered. Too many people sat by and watched as we again failed to strengthen, or even maintain parity with what we had. Too many dummies spouting the ‘In Brendan we trust’ mantra seemingly oblivious to the terrible form of the team. Does anyone trust the team to have the bottle to turn things around if they take a couple more losses. To have allowed them to be as close as they are is shameful. Remember, they are the worst team to have played out of Ibrox, managed by the worst manager to have managed at Ibrox. Yet they are in with a shout as we look as if we couldn’t score if our lives depended on it. I believe we will win the league but by 3 or 4 points and that is embarrassing. But they will be enthused for next season and will rightly believe we are there for the taking. Arrogance and complacency. And should result in a clear out. Also you are delusional if you believe that Rodgers has suddenly noticed that he needs 3 quality players and will start to make demands, he would need to take his tongue from Big Peters backside. Rodgers is their wee boy and will bullshit the supporters in late August about how Boyata is a CL defender and we have enough at the club to go forward . That’s if he fancies the challenge from Sevco. He might bolt as losing the league to that mob might end his chnaces of ever working again.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  john

John,excellent balanced piece except I hope BR stands up to the board with his “demands”.We have been caught napping and believe me,the players know they have a hard run in coming up….contacts,contacts…..

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

Rob…be careful with those contacts…
Don’t electrocute yourself

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

I still have my gloves Weered……

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

Good answer 🙂

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

Rob,
Are they white gloves?

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  john

A dark cloud appeared over the horizon 🙁

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Dark delusional cloud

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

It was too dark to discern what type of NIMBUS it was…

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

2000

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  john

As always John your anti Celtic nonsense plumbs ever new depths of despair and loathing. You really do want Celtic to lose so you can rant about PL and DD and BR. Celtic losing fits your agenda. I for one will not entertain your drivel nor your hate filled rants on here and in other forums. Your clubs deed
Mate – beat it!

jimmybee
2 years ago

Caption: Aye you might be in eurooe and win all the trophies but ye cannae staun on yer head kin ye naw.

puggy67
2 years ago

“Remember, they are the worst team to have played out of Ibrox, managed by the worst manager to have managed at Ibrox.” McCoist was beaten by Stirling Albion whilst their manager was at a wedding. Are you not very familiar with Sevco results?

bawsman
2 years ago

He looks different the right way up………….Is he the right way up?

Admin
2 years ago

We started the weekend 8 points clear of 2nd spot and ended the weekend 9 points clear of 2nd spot.

We have a chance, a decent chance, of getting through passed Zenit but it will be very tough indeed. If we fail, we fail but least we have, so far in Europa, given it a right go.

The SPFL will recommence on Sunday and I can see us dropping 2 points but I have no fear facing Der Hun, when the big “Look at them go!” salutes are regards games against Ayr and Hamilton then I can live with that.

When they can stand toe to toe against the Zenits then perhaps I will look over my shoulder.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

You must’ve enjoyed the fabulous game against St.J D.Mond,nurse! Given it a go in Europa?Played one,scored one….light up the phones…..This Post is Sponsored by WordPress……

2 years ago

Dark cloud. That is reality. but don’t let it in. It might be too difficult to deal with. “Brendan will be here for 10 in a row, he will fix everything’. Top notch strategy, blind faith and hope.

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  john

Reality check: 9 points clear. Still in Europe. One cup in the bag. Two defeats in two seasons domestically. A treble bagged last year ( a rare occurrence ). Finances that are well beyond our domestic competition and growing. This all looks like a successfully well run club to me. Also I believe it is reality. Oh yes and a managers who could manage in any league and has chosen Celtic because he’s a Celtic man.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  john

John,correct……don’t let them get you down……

Admin
2 years ago

A lot of our players have played a helluva lot of football over the last 2 years, always under pressure at both domestic and international level.

Mistakes have been made regards personnel acquisitions and questions continue to persists regards Lennoxtown and injuries but lets try and remain calm here eh…3 matches clear with 10 to go, 2 losses in recent memory, try and stay positive rather than become the prophets of doom, despair is a horribly infectious disease.

At least try and remember last weeks performance against Zenit rather than a 2nd string side drawing with St Johnstone.

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Amen

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

D.Mond.11 games to go….Signed Mike…..Whatever happened to the boasts about a team for Europe and one for the domestic games?….27 league games,7 draws,2 defeats….is this WorldClass?….

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

🙂

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

PISH.

Bigbhoy
2 years ago

John

There is a plot to encourage criticism of Brendan by level 5 and their minions. The idea is to create Celtic fans being unhappy with Brendan to such an extent that once a big offer like Chelsea comes in then he might leave if he feels under appreciated by our own fans.

I for one support Brendan and feel that now and again we will slip up. All teams slip up. Celtic would need to slip up badly to lose this league.

It wont Happen. Brendan is here for 10 in a row

Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Bigbhoy

My gut tells me it will be Lenny at the helm come that season.

Bigbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

As if by Magic, stories have appeared in the Daily Mail, Evening Times and the Daily Record about Brendans wife ex husband had killed himself after she left him.

The “Fix” is in!

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Bigbhoy

Don’t panic….ok,do……

BondiBrian
2 years ago
Reply to  Bigbhoy

Big, that’s auld news. Tragedy as it is. Apparently BR and his current missus got the gether well after they had split fae their respective spouses.But aye, we aw know why those rags are regurgitating that shite. Anyhoo..

Celtic ti go through against Zenit 2-2.

Celtic ti be A’deen 1-0.

Jambos ti beat huns.

MON THE HOOPS !!!

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Said it for ages,if anyone thinks BR will be here for another 40 months,forget it and don’t have a hissy……

Gordon
2 years ago

A lot of Celtic fans seem to have the Jelavic “Its in the bag” mentality towards this league title. Sadly so does the manager and a lot of the players who seem content too live off the achievements of last season. We knew last summer we needed 3/4 quality players too progress further but as ever Celtic failed abysmally too improve the squad.

I would happily have taken a defeat by Zenit for a win against St.Johnstone. In fact the team that played on Sunday should have been the team sent out v Zenit. Say by some miracle we get through, does that mean another couple of weeekends resting players?

I pay my season ticket money to see the best Celtic team at home. If it wasnt St.Johnstone last week but Sevco or Aberdeen he would have rested no one. But Rodgers attitude towards teams means they play extra hard too prove him wrong. Last seasons success was built on consistency in the team, i dont know why this has changed.

The 12 points dropped at home have given hope too them where there shouldnt be any.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Gordon

Gordon,eminently sensible.Could you please stop posting,you are raising the standards……

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago

Apparently we are in a crisis! Let me pose a different scenario. Sevco fail to beat Hearts. We beat Aberdeen and we make it through to the next round of the Europa. This is an equally viable speculation which will horrify the doom and gloom squad. There seem to be some people on here that just don’t seem to like celtic or Brendan. Always looking for the worst case scenario. They write under the guise of balanced input and yet the underlying theme is straight out of the Daily Record. Sorry doom and gloom squad, Celtic will win the SPL, we will probably win the Cup as well, our finances will be strong enough to buy in some quality players for our next year CL qualifiers which I think we will qualify from and everybody else in Scotland will be sick as pigs. We

jrw
2 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

Well said – reading through some of the comments here would make you think the world was about to end.

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

hail hail broxburnbhoy

Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

Remember that song from Shirley and her Garbage band pals

“Im only happy when it rains!”

A fellow Celtic fans also said to me once “We’re no use being the best, nothing to moan about!”

Its McStockholm Syndrome

Jimmybee
2 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

BB you’ve got it m8 HH

BondiBrian
2 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

Well said Brox.

IBhoy
2 years ago

What happened to boycotting the tabloids? Every visit to copy and paste their crap adds to their revenues.

Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  IBhoy

I could try and teach Ralph how to use online Archive linking but to be honest he still cannae even post basic links or upload pictures half the time so we will just have to live wae it

Bigbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  IBhoy

You don’t need to visit the Tabloids. Newsnow Celtic has headlines for a lot of the sites. Don’t click on the Tabloids and therefore no revenue

charlie
2 years ago

caption brendan sais a know ye dont like the gei thum hope-take it aff thum -geithum hope -take it aff thum -gei thum hope -take it aff thum game but thers no need for the petted lip

charlie
2 years ago

every team in the league is being encouraged tae kick us all over the pitch with impunity but weel still romp the quadruple

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Here’s another excuse…look…look….

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

but uma lying

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

How dae you know,hiv you goat contacts?…..pint?….

charlie
2 years ago

ime no wan for saying a telt yees so -but a telt yees that john wan wis a zombie

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

No he’s no…….hee kan spel reel Ghood…..

Mike
2 years ago

Celtic injury list over the past few weeks/ months.

Gordon, Ralston, Commper, Boyata, Bitton, Armstrong, Rogic, Roberts,
Hayes, Griffiths.
Do any of the bed wetters realise that the above list of mainly first team players will be added soon to our depleted squad and the effect that these players will bring to the remaining games. If this happens if that happens…geeze.

Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Wee guy at the fitbaw told me Griffiths will never play for Rodgers again…he goes to every game home and away and is a diehard so no reason to lie or spread tales but hopefully just gossip factory gone wrong

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Fingers crossed and three Hail Hail Mary’s!!

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

A first team of injured players, not all of course will be back this season, perhaps one or two might not be terribly missed, but to me, Ralston, Commper perhaps and certainly Armstrong, Rogic, Roberts especially and no doubt about Griff. if he returns, bringing fresh legs, fresh desire and a quality that might be missing at present, winners, one and all. T.B. (Tommy Burns).

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike …you forgot the family pack of condoms for Griff

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Like Chicken nuggets, they are in very short supply, so i.m told. 😉

Iancelt67
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

It’s never a big guy

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,Bitton and Haayynnes out for the season.That was some “knock” the German international took,in training.
D.Mond,regarding LG.Remember I told everyone on here that two players were vociferous in “discussions” with BR……one player asked why S.(Look at all the goals I’ve scored)Sinclair always got a game and didn’t get subbed despite falling way below last season’s standards? Cue,massive row and now BR is u-turning on S.S. because he knows it’s showtime……

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

Yes, that’s why I said that not all players will be back this season and the players would have a point I think, managers have to be very careful, about how they treat players, fairness should be a given, players/people rightly value fairness. I was looking forward to seeing Commper, how he would blend into the team. More, I was looking forward to seeing a ready made talented centre-half and although I value Ralston, another quality r.b. signed in the window.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,check your post at 1.43pm regarding list of players being added to the squad.Apart from that,you are correct.There has been misplaced favouritism shown and you’ll know players are very quick to point this out,well some are…..

Monti
2 years ago

A lot of heads buried in sand when it comes to where Celtic are at, Partick Thistle were a baw hair away from scoring 3 goals at Celtic Park, we couldn’t muster a shot at goal in 90mins at Kilmarnock, anything from pitches, referees and masons are getting the blame for all this shite.
As has been well documented, the defence was badly in need of strengthening some time ago, what has Brendan done about that? Throw Ralston in against Neymar, signed a 32 year old fucking ineligible player and wait for it….turned to two Dundee players for reinforcements?
Once the unprecedented injury list is factored in it’s a fucking joke.
Four transfer windows Brendan has had to reshape this defence and has FAILED to do so, that’s his job to sort out.
The Zenit game was a real shot in the arm but we’ll see if as i suspect the sieve will reappear tomorrow.
Too many games being played? Pish.
Have you seen the English clubs festive schedule, no winter break either?

As for this injury list, be interesting to see who & what players are bursting a gut to get back fit.

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti
Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie…YES…why can’t they say something righteous and hopeful for a change ????????????????????????
I see so much self-righteous stuff and negativity.
Win lose or draw we will still follow our team/s!… Won’t we?

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

guaranfuckinteed mate coybig

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Follow?….Nope….

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

Rob… You are splitting hairs ffs man

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

No Weered.No Tims “follow” the Tic,it’s pure Hunnist…..

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,spot on….

Munti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Nurse! Nurse! Get me a ticket tae the gemme please!

BondiBrian
2 years ago
Reply to  Munti

Who is the Munti? Ah want names!!

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

Bbrian Surely you can make a guess

Macca
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

On the money!!

Mike
2 years ago

A lot of frustration no doubt after last seasons incredible results, any dip in form or injuries to key players leave fans hurt, angry or moaning. They see a whole team of second hand loan signings coming in across the water and panic sets in. We have the same manager, a top manager, the same players who played last season, with the same winning mentality, the difference this season is as clear as mountain streams, INJURIES to players, but these injured players are on the horizon. These same winning players, so badly missed at key points this season, factor them in, in the next 10 games, with a 9 point LEAD and a goal difference rate miles above the mankies, its a time for cool heads and stout hearts, BELIEF is the name of the game.

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

oh mikey mikey -mikey mikey mikey mike the fermer

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

You Rang, Dear Bhoy, I hear Dear Bhoy, I fear nothing, Dear Bhoy, how ya doing Charlie Dear Bhoy, I was getting worried that you won the pools (or broke into a bank) and ventured south fur the good weather.
We missed your optimistic drivelling…Dear Bhoy. 😉

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

thank you kind fermer

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

ELEVEN….crying out loud……

Jimmybee
2 years ago

Lest we forget young Aiden murdered this day by the British.
https://youtu.be/J-rw-vGBhPY

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

RIP Aiden!

Munti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Up the RA! Ah’m a pyoor Reb so ah um!

Una
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

The insensitive bastards of the bbc put on a documentary of the crown murderers on tv last night of their tours on n.ireland. The bastards were boasting about being off their heads on drugs while on duty.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Una

Was Charlie Sash on it?……

Honest hoops
2 years ago

We do like a wee moan now and again, it’s our right from being the best…. we now demand and crave perfection…what’s wrong with that, Hail Hail

2 years ago

Griff should be back in a couple of weeks and when match fit he’ll stake a strong claim for being an automatic choice. Apart from the cutting edge he provides from open play and the positive impact he has on other players, he’s the only dead ball specialist we have at the moment.

No doom and gloom from me but we have to be a bit more wary until our points cushion puts us out of reach. I’m sure Brendan won’t select such a weakened team again for domestic games until the league’s in the bag. There’ll be no fucking about when we face Morton in the quarters either.

I can see Broonie and Ntcham forming a very strong partnership in midfield and whilst both the sheep and the huns may continue to grind out wins against lesser teams, I really don’t see them coming out on top when they face us in the remaining head-to-head fixtures. When was the last time we actually lost to either of them? Tomorrow night’s game in Russia will be very interesting and quite frankly I can’t wait.

COYBIG

JM (Jimmy McGrory)

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

They Died Dear Bhoy in 2012 Dear Bhoy, so….never. 😉

T.B. (Tommy Burns).

2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

🙂

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike..but they haven’t stiffened

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

On there way to the undertakers for full toxic embalming some day soon. HAHAHA.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Griff,best striker at Parkhead…..

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

PISH

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Yoker,Monti wrote the P word about your post about Griff…..

jimmybee
2 years ago

I believe we can score over there, and if we get the first goal then they have to come out more. An early goal for the bhoys and from russia with love .

Mike
2 years ago

Where were the Bed Wetter’s last week, when Zenit were put to the sword, hiding in their burrows with sweaty brows and having panic attack’s. A cheating ref. called Beaton, a sensible team selection from the manager and up they…POP. Ready fur the next bad result, canny wait to get the knives out, Et Tu Brute, or summit like that.
Of course we know that this season so far we have dropped a lotta points and of course we are disappointed at the lack of quality signings, but the league cup remains at Celtic park, the league is in the process of being won, in February we are still in Europe for the first time in a long time, the Scottish cup is still being played out and we hope for a successful back to back trebles, never been done before. Faith of our Fathers. well KTF.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

One nil,put to the sword?……Not exactly crusader standard…..Signed All at Killie,Herts,Thistle,St.J……

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

It felt like…10. Slashes to ashes.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

A bit like Barcelona or PSG?….

BJF
2 years ago

Ralph I want to talk about Zenit, I wzntbyonrslk about how difficult Sunday maybe because if the sheep
lose their league season is probably over, however mostly I want to talk about the way the diary ended yesterday. Celtic supporters should not be abused by other Celtic supporters, argue debate banter but playground name calling is not for adults and I for one am fed up. There is a ned culture that comes to the surface too often. The manager is not above criticism, neither are his tactics or selections but I think he has done well . We cannot seriously influence it but we can debate it, fine.
When are you going to take proper action to endure this a site for mature adults who love football and. Celtic and not for folk to abuse each other or maybe the majority enjoy the immature comments, not for me any longer.
Yiu cannot recreate pub banter after a game with one liners because the printed word is different, if you cannot rationally hold an argument and evidence your issues but merely shout “pish” because you are not bright enough to argue more effectively then chuck it and give the rest of us peace, that said the diary was good today but please please try and get some sense into those I suspect are old enough to know better, there are are RRM slagging Celts without us giving it to each other.

Noelskytrot
2 years ago
Reply to  BJF

I agree BJF. It’s okay to play the ball but not the man. I’m relatively new to here and like the differing opinions from the folk who post, the craic can be 90 also. It’s grand reading what my fellow tims think on all matters Celtic. Keep it up Bhoys and Ghirls.

PS…I’m not easily offended incase anyone thinks so.

Munti
2 years ago
Reply to  BJF

Single fish!

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Munti

would a battered Sprick do do sir ?

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  BJF

BJF,
PISH

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  BJF

BJF,
what does the BJ stand for? 🙂

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Never mind that,who are these neds he’s speaking about? This is a site for outrageous comments,laugh out loud moments and outright abuse.It’s not for the faint hearted.Sometimes Ralph even writes about Celtic instead of reproducing “stuff” from Hun sites.If you don’t like it,you could always read about Sevco High Command written by an Irish Republican with contacts within their ranks(stop laughing at the back)……

Chris
2 years ago

Caption: Genetically modified hun

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago

Caption……….

As Brendan twists his imaginary moustache.
Murty manages his imaginary club.

Noelskytrot
2 years ago

4 posts and it looks like they’ve hit the Timternet dustbin.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Noelskytrot

Noel,
Try to be a little more insulting, bullying or just an asshole….
Posts get through every time 🙂

Noelskytrot
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,
I can be an utter bastard verbally if need be, but try and keep it on a level and respect my fellow posters you fucking cock womble. Lol

BondiBrian
2 years ago

We’ll win the treble.

Get through against Zenit.

LEAGUE FINISH WILL BE:

Celtic
A’Deen
Hibs
Huns.

Tellin yi):

Bognorbhoy
2 years ago

Caption …

Brendan…”hey murty am no playing Chinese whispers way you lot again. ….8 million for morelos….haha haha … what did it start out as ?”

Monsti
2 years ago

Back Room staff are all kak, boyata is brill love him to bits can’t wait for his return.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monsti

We appear to have a new rocket…….excellent.

jimmybee
2 years ago

March and April is when the league leaders show their hand. Too have so many players injured a Celtic team making up half of the Scotland squad and little break during the summet then bring them on.
Brendans invincibles will be back and ready for the final countdown.

Macca
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

We have to ask why Are so many players injured? A full team out cannot be considered bad luck. “Too many games” is just nonsense. We are talking professional athletes and coaches (well at least we should be) Questions need to be asked about the training/resting/playing regime. We’re getting something wrong here.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Macca

Macca,
It is nonsense, you are quite correct.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Macca

Macca,some of us have pointed out the problems and reasons,only to have posters question where info is coming from…..

jimmybee
2 years ago

Just read some updates on the close brothers stranglehold over sevco. Geez they are fucked.
They moaned about Ashley this mob have them by the short and curlies. Catering wifi carpark stadium screens tannoy system etc etc one false move they are gone.

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Am now praying for that false move

Macca
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Indeed! Lenders of last resort. One false move and this house of cards will collapse.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Macca

Macca,
” Did you bring the cairds “? – Francis Begbie

BondiBrian
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Phil is right onti it. As per usual. Close Brothers are last chance saloon as the ‘soft loans’ seem ti have dried up and King is exposed for the “glib and……” etc.

Jimmybee
2 years ago

Celtic team tonight
De Vries
Lustig Jozo Ajer Tierney
Forrest Brown Ntcham McGregor Sinclair
Dembele.
2-2

BondiBrian
2 years ago

5am kick off here. MON THE HOOPS!!!!!!

Mike
2 years ago

Susanna Reid, Its Hard, to keep your genes, in your jeans.

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