Celtic Diary Friday March 30: Well, Thats Cleared That Up…
As part of my practical exam for entry into the Scottish Mainstream sports Media yesterday, we got something wrong. Big thanks to Uncle Auldheid for coming down to the house and holding a blowtorch over my testicles until i agreed to put it right.
Actually, given that there’s been a lot of talk about testicular cancer this week, with former Celt John Hartson doing a Full Monty, its a good job he did. I’d always felt there was something wrong in that particular area, and apparently although one of them is fine, I should be aware that there’s something wrong with the other two.
Anyhoo, “rangers ” do not need to produce three years of accounts, as we wrongly stated, they only need the one, the latest one, to show they are all tickety boo to get a licence to play in europe next season.
We believe JK Rowling is working on them even as we speak.
Along with whoever wrote this… from the follow follow webshite
Been hearing a rumour doing the rounds for a while now that Alex Neil is the choice of a few of our board members to take over in the summer, and just wanted to post on here to see what people made of it and what others have heard.
I reckon he’d be a decent appointment. Had a successful spell at Hamilton when he got them back into the premiership. Then he done well at Norwich and took them up to the premier league. Admittedly it went downhill for them after that and he eventually got the sack, but he’s now at Preston and got them punching above their weight sitting 2 points off the playoffs on one of the lowest budgets in the league which isn’t bad at all.
One thing I like about him is that he’s not a fantasist in the mould of Pedro or Warburton. Always admits when he gets it wrong which is good as he is very young for a manager with lots of room to improve. With Mark Allen to take him under his wing it could be the perfect job for him and bring out his strengths for us if all goes well.
Obviously this rumour is nothing concrete right now but just posting my thoughts on it all, and wouldn’t be disappointed if it did turn out to be true.
Anyhoo, re their accounts, application and eligibility, I’m quite sure that if we ask the SFA, via email or tweet, they will happily clarify the situation for us, and that way this time we can all see that the game is indeed being played on a fair and level playing field…
After all, we really need to move on.
Well, thats the SFA agenda, it’s just that the courts don;t seem to want to..
Back at the ranch, and with the season approaching its conclusion, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers sought to make us all feel better after various newspapers printed their latest transfer rumours, which as you know have everybody who is in the first team leaving because they have done well, and all the fringe players leaving because they can’t get a regular game.
“Are they fuck, “ he said
He then went on to give a brief summary of how things have been this season, and n that showed a little bit of determination to give it everything he’s got for the last six weeks or so…
“It is another period where there is a chance to rewrite the history book.
“It has been a brutal season. It was always going to be difficult to recreate what we did last year and on the back of the recovery the players had last summer, which was minimal, it was probably impossible.
Gordon Strachan has done his bit as well this season, leaving out Celtic players wherever he could from his Scotland side, thus ensuring there would be no world cup to worry about.
But if someone said to me we would reach the Champions League, make the last 32 of the Europa League, win a League Cup and be 10 points clear with a game in hand and in the semi-final of the Cup, I’d have snapped their hand off.
And hit them with it ?
“If it was to be done this year it would be better. It’s incredible to think the Treble has become near enough the standard but there’s actually the possibility of it again.
“There’s no doubt if we finish this season with that it trumps last year’s.
“I say that because of the expectations, scrutiny, the added pressure to it. Last year we weren’t even expected to get to the Champions League.
“Now we’re expected to compete and win the Europa League.”
And I still haven’t forgiven him for not making the final of the Boat Race.
The league kicks in again tomorrow with the visit of ross county, and the manager confirmed that Leigh Griffiths will be available for selection, and it could be argued that the side has missed his passion.
The lifelong Hibernian fan has certainly bought into all things Celtic , as his recent trip to Ireland showed..
Ah, wait, thats not him.
Whilst Dembele has hit form, and deserves to keep his place, perhaps we need to find room for the energy and enthusiasm of the Griff to help us get over the line.
It’s not April Fools Day, and perish the thought that this website would ever make anything up, but one of the replies to the diary yesterday caught my eye, and set off a good old fashioned bout of paranoia..