Celtic Diary Tuesday April 3: Who Is Brian Matthews ?

No, I’m struggling as well.

Apparently he’s an ex Glow star, which i think means his light has gone out.

Anyhoo, he’s chucked his tuppence worth-which I believe is what he charges to open supermarkets and things- into the ring and indulged in a bit of banter over the Scott Brown assault during the Ross County game.

Before we , er, look into what he said, lets get his back story…

In the 92/93 season we went on an Unbeaten run of 44 games in ALL competitions. We were undefeated in the champions league, won the treble & was our 5th league title in a row Back then we didn’t go on about being “the invincibles” , we expected it… because we are Rangers

Er, we were Rangers . Past tense, it appears , as with all reality tv stars, conjugating verbs is something that happens to other people.

Glow, I’m sure someone must have watched it, is described on his twitter profile as ..

 star. You just couldn’t write it 

Again, I think he meant “wouldn’t “.

Anyhoo, I had no idea what this “show ” was, so I googled it…

SHOW AXED

Flop Glasgow reality show Glow scrapped after STV snubbed Towie-style series

Ah, right. Kind of explains it.

So, what has this chap from a scrapped tv show been saying ?

Know what ?

I don’t care anymore. Its all over social media, so I thought it/he might have been important.

So, I can either scrap the first few hundred words and start again, or leave this where it is.

I’ll leave it. He could probably do with the attention.

Celtic host Dundee tomorrow in what should be another step towards what seems to be the inevitable seventh successive title, becoming the first Scottish side to do that twice, and the only one to do it without creative accounting.

That is annoying the establishement far more than they are letting on, although Billy Dodds, who used to be a player and a manager with varying levels of success, and of course one who enjoyed life in the tax free haven at Govan, went all petulant at some of Brendan Rodgers@s remarks after the Celtic managers captain was the victim of an horrific assault at the weekend..

“It was a moment of madness from Davies and it was a terrible challenge, and he’ll know that.

But some of the stuff from Brendan Rodgers after the game was uncalled for. “He mentioned how Jozo Simunovic got a two-game ban for his elbow in the Rangers game, and suggested Davies’ punishment should be worse. “For me, he was trying to influence the disciplinary department with his comments and that didn’t sit well with me. The SFA panel is a joke anyway with what goes on.” 

Er, of course he was trying to influence the panel. So would i have done, so would you have done and so would the fuckwitted former Ross county manager had done.

“It was a crazy challenge from Davies and I’m not defending it. I just don’t think Rodgers should have been trying to influence the punishment.

“He also said Davies was trying to make a name for himself, but he did that when he knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup with Bradford, as well as playing against Roma with Middlesbrough.” 

Ah, that Andrew Davies.

Who used to play for Brentford.

And Middlesborough.

And now Ross County.

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Another old favourite of ours who likes to fiddle with figures is Neil McCann, and he is still, remarkably, in charge of Dundee.

Recently he came out swinging on the touchlines when someone upset him during a game against St Johnstone, and despite almost universal criticism, one tends to feel that this is the kind of passion missing from the game.

In fact, I’d like to see him get all upset again and have a go at our manager the way he had a go at the St Johnstone bench, well, some of the people on it, because after all, football is all about entertainment..

We asked Brendan Rodgers if he was worried about it..

He said he was taking no chances.

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With more or less a full squad to choose from, and the players now a little more enthusiastic with the end of the season in sight, it remains to be seen who will get the nod.

For me, its time to look ahead to the UCL qualifiers, and that means we need to give Kristoffer ajer and JKack Hendry time to gel. Hopefully, as they mature, we can finally get a central defence to be proud of, and if we do, and we should, credit goes not only to the coaches, but to the players, who have listened, learned and worked hard.

Unlike the Boyata and Simunovics of this worls, ho are far, far too good for Celtic…at least in their eyes…

Consistency in selection is now needed, and the manager needs to pick his best twenty, the twenty  who will be here next season, and stick with them.

That might not include tom rogic, who has been advised to wait until after the World Cup finals in Russia befre committing to a new deal, and frankly, if thats his plan, although you can’t blame the man, maybe its time for us to love the one we’re with, the one who loves us…

Oh, this is worth a look..

 

Saves doing it in marker pen and getting a kicking from the wife, mother or warder, I suppose.

And its just occurred to me that last night i had a pint with a man who makes a living as a Mo johnston impersonator…

Though presumably not a particularly good living, it has to be said.

Although perhaps it really is time to embrace change, and on that basis, one club is doing all it can…

Unleash Frenzy. Introducing the & from .

 

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Truly, they just want to be loved…

Yesterday, we showed you this…

Una April 2, 2018 at 10:16 am · Edit · Reply →

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Monti is flown around the world to meet his dinosaur pals. 

Today…

Women among the Republican combatants, 1936.

Oh, and I hear Winnie Mandela is dead. On arriving at the pearly gates she may do well to remember that at least one of the inmates with a burning tyre around her neck might actually be Princess Diana, and not one of her opponents.

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CarlJungleBhoy

BTW : “In the 92/93 season we went on an Unbeaten run of 44 games in ALL competitions…. ” conveniently overlooks the fact that the previous club to play at Ibrokes lost 4 games in the league that season, including a defeat at Celtic Park, so maybe the reason they didn’t go on about being “The Invincibles” was because they weren’t?

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Meanwhile up in Dundee, “The burdz of Mikey” get together to await his return from Paradise after Wullie Maleys first game in charge

Monti

Currently on the train to Dundee for a job interview…
Quick check…CV…References yes

Oops…sharps box…sorted.

Mike

WTF, Yoker is that really you?

Jimmy McGrory certainly, Wullie Maley, must have been pished.

Jimmy McGrory, The “Prince of Garngad”.

Oh Jimmy McGrory,
The Prince of Garngad,
The best centre-forward,
The Celts ever had,
Oh Jimmy McGrory,
just gie us one more,
Oh send fur McGrory,
Tae gie us one more.

Yoker Bhoy

Well, you got the country right Mikey. Spanish Republican Army early in the Spanish Civil War. Several women were recruited especially in the anarchist group, the CNT (Comité Nacional de Trabajadores). More footie tomorrow to look forward to. Mon the Hoopies!!

Mike

Well fiddle ma fingers and twiddle ma toes, lets here it fur the men in green and white hoops. Gordon. Lustig, Hendry, Ajer, K.T. Broony and Ntcham, Musundo. Forrest, Griff. Sinclair. 3-0 to the hoops Yoker with a good performance. MON team in Seville.

Yoker Bhoy

It would be brilliant if both Gordon and KT are fit to play. I’m indifferent whether Griff or big Moussa starts, both are fuckin magic. 5-0 for me, to sicken that wee shite McCann!

HH

Mike

K.T. his holidays must be finished, time to get him up to speed for Hampdump, Sure I read that Gordon would play if he feels up to it, but with Scott Bain being unavailable, i’m sure that Gordon will jump at the chance. Griff. it will take a couple of games to get back up to speed, but like you Yoker, I just feel great that we have both him and Dembelle.
Enjoy the game. (T.G.) Big Tam.

BJF

Caption The Billy Dodds fan club wait to greet their hero.
PI can help with the Brian Matthews thing he was actually decent DJ on Radio 2 who did a very good “ oldies” show on a Saturday morning. Sadly he died a couple of years ago which may have effected his thinking a little.

SteveNaive

“Warder’…Warden…who knows !
Laughed as Jorgie Bhoy came out to do the half time draw with his phone up and hand to his ear.
Crowd duly obliged.

CarlJungleBhoy

Caption: Early arrivals begin queuing for the Leigh Giffiths Shotgun Wedding CSC bus?

D'Fhinnein Mick

CAPTION

Aye,Aggie. If that paypoke’s burst,he’s getting it.

Monti

Caption: Una & girlfriends picket the Jeremy Kyle offices

Monti

By the looks of it, it’s the Dundee offices 🙂

50 Shades of Green

So I take it this doughball that tweeted about Broonie is a Glow sticky bun …..

Caption..

What’s yer maw dayin way the guns Tom, wits she daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh.

Bognorbhoy

Caption…

The woman with her head in her hand is saying …

” a free shot at Derek Johnstone and I missed …

How could I miss…”

Bognorbhoy

And the guys behind her can’t believe she missed as well 😉

Charlie Saiz

Quality ending Ralph chapeau 😉

Caption
Woman on the Right-Haw Effie did Franco no phone ye last night?
Woman on the left-Am pure scunnered was that cunt Senga the only action he’s gonny get when I see him is the bolt action oan this rifle

Desdamoaner

Caption- I only meant to blow the bloody doors off

jimmybee

Think its time for Celtic to play who will be here next season instead of those who will be offski. Or at least most of the squad who want to stay.
Tomorrow
Bain
Hendry Ajer Compper
Rwb lustig Lwb McGregor
Brown def midfielder
Forrest Ntcham Sinclair
Dembele
4_0 the bhoys.

Gash67

Bain cant play against parent club

jimmybee

Cheers m8 slipped my grey napper.:)

jimmybee

Caption :
Viva la Quinta Brigada
“No Pasaran”, the pledge that made them fight
“Adelante” is the cry around the hillside
Let us all remember them tonight

jimmybee

Caption: Unas volunteers waiting on Montis train arriving.

Noelskytrot

Winner, JBee.

James61

Going by master Bates logic then THEY won the champions league if they won every game. What a W……r
HH

TC

Caption- “when i said do you want a swatch at my Mauser, I didnae mean a gun!”

Charlie Saiz

Caption
Mary and Sinead realise the weekend jolly to Gibraltar hasn’t quite gone to plan…

Monti

Black cab sir?

Noelskytrot

Hahaaaaaaaa

Mike Annis

Caption: And then he said they weren’t dead and we’re in the money. You shoot him or else I will.

Noelskytrot

Great photograph from the Spanish Civil War.

Glow- hun
Dodds-hun
Who really gives a fuck about a pair of wannabes who talk shite.

CD

Jim bee , what are you on man ? Bain obviously can’t play and why would you not include Armstrong especially after being man of match on sat , bit strange

jimmybee

Calm doon m8 ffs. Ok Bain cant play so Doris it is,my mistake. My reason is very simple if they dont want to wear the hoops next season leave them out and play the guys who do.
I dont care if they were man of the match against Ross County m8.

Noelskytrot

Caption…..woman on the right- “Rosa, they also sing a song about another fascist cunt like Senor Franco.”

CD

Armstrong will be here next season

Charlie Saiz

I think Rogic will be sold and Christie brought back in as Armstrong’s backup.

portpower

We`re to sign the romance French U21`s side.HH

Monti

You also thought Ambrose was a defensive midfield player…..or even a player lol

Charlie Saiz

Seems to be doing fine at Hibs.

Charlie Saiz

Did you see his pass to Boyle for one of their goals at the weekend? “Efe is playing serenely. I don’t want to tempt fate because he has always got one in him now and again but he has been superb, really composed. “His timing in the air is excellent and with the ball at his feet he brings an extra dimension to the way we want to play. “He is a good player. There is no disgrace not to make the Celtic team. There are a lot of good players who are on the fringes there or who have… Read more »

Monti

Nurse

Charlie Saiz

Neil Lennon seems to think so.
After alll he signed him TWICE

Monti

He’s fucking shite!
What do you think of Boyata btw?

Monti

He’s shite.

Yoker Bhoy

Charlie S, I think it was a psychcological thing with Efe when he was with us. He started well but was never the same again after that Juventus fiasco. He showed some good form in league matches but was almost guaranteed to fuck up big time in high profile European games. Big time pressure seemed to get to him rather than the fans.

Charlie Saiz

He’s not a natural defender for me Yoker much more comfortable further up the park carrying the ball and distributing it forward. Hence why previous Managers deployed him as a DMF. The pass for the goal at the weekend against Partick was a prime example of this. Same when Lenny encouraged him and VVD to break out from deep. As a DM at least you still have that insurance behind you if you do fuck up and he certainly has the recovery pace to make amends when he does. At the back one slip at the top level and you… Read more »

Yoker Bhoy

Fair points and he does seem to be doing pretty well at Hibs where he’s usually deployed as a right back. I can’t see him joining a bigger club again though but could luck to him anyway as he’s a nice bloke and never whinged after being dropped.

Yoker Bhoy

good not could

Charlie Saiz

Totally bud I just felt he got way more shite than was needed from some quarters.
Good luck to him whatever happens.

Monti

He’s a fucking circus clown, only Boyata can match his uselessness.
I don’t five two fucks whether he’s a nice guy or not, i’d rather have someone like John Terry, a twat, but a leader & a winner.
It’s about fucking winning not being nice!

portpower

Caption:
Ximena, Rangers Football Club helped release dictator General Franco’s grip on power.

sevco tourism can do wonders FC.

Charlie Saiz

Caption
Her I am sittin blootert oan a Southside street
Paira Lidl sandals hinging aff ma manky feet
Wi ma auld pal Senga um huvin a wee greet
Wullie huz joost lamped me cause ra berz huv joost been beat
Am blootert screamin “Basturt no surrender no retreat”
Pulled oot ma da’s auld rifle 303 she is so sweet
Steamin oan cheap vodka nae mixers huv it neat
Pished ma fuckin mattress went right through the rubber sheet

portpower

Where are we to seat that little person McCann in Celtic Park?

portpower

It`s fine Khids. Someone`s savin` his seat for him…

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jimmybee

Heres a great wee video
https://youtu.be/sgdFB2C5zfo

Charlie Saiz

Nice

portpower

Scott Bain`ll have the teeth for 10IAR.

I want to be there.

TicToc

Jimmy, an absolute, wee gem…..thanks for putting it on here. It’s 100% feel-good, this is what it’s like to be Celtic. RIP Tommy Burns. On another note, amazing really that, with ALL the injuries we’ve suffered this season and having Dumb (Simunovic) and Dumber (obvious) at CD, we’ve still won the LC, we’re gonnae win the 7th league title IAR and should really do back-to-back trebles; ah, it’s really no’ too bad, eh? Plus, with Stuart’s showing against Ross Co and Leigh and Paddy back too! A special mention for big Kris Ajer who’s proving what an all-round good player… Read more »

portpower

Aussieland Stand is Green and White.

Charlie Saiz
Weered

C S… Haven’t heard this one in yonks…

Charlie Saiz

Absolute classic even better when you consider Rod Stewart wasn’t meant to be the vocalist on it Red

Weered

C S… Every day’s a school day 🙂

Charlie Saiz

Defo

Puggy67

Caption: The campaign for free pads in paradise takes a homicidal turn – one week every month.

portpower

Notional SMSM reality nightmare:
Composed Celts take 10 of of Dundee with 10 men.

Mike

The tackle on Broony was not a foul, it was an assault and it looked pre-meditated, Davis was clearly waiting for his chance to “Do” Broony the question in my mind, who told him to “Do” Broony, was it his own idea or did the coach tell him to do it. Nothing in Scottish football surprise’s me anymore and we have talked about the rough-house tackles most other teams use to gain another advantage over us. The problem is the tackles/assaults are getting dirtier, gratifying that it was to see our players reacting to it, our players are still not… Read more »

Mike

Caption, The Russian lady sniper, Ms. Dropemquickski reaches her target for sniper attacks, but learns that she has failed the Daz, whiter than white challenge.

henkesdreadlocks

Caption…………

Awwwww fuck, a left the Iron on.

Monti

🙂

portpower

Is it not disgraceful that Davies attacks the ball and he ends up getting a 2 game suspension within the Scottish game?

Only in, comes to mind.

portpower

It looks like if you come to play for Celtic FC you`re putting your professional career on the line.

That`s their angle to stop us.

charlie

yoov got it in wan port the cheatin bastards will try anthing tae stop us

Yoker Bhoy

It’ll be interesting to see how good this centre half Caulker is as we were linked with him very recently. Much as I detest McCann at least Dundee try to come forward and play a bit of football, unlike other SPFL teams. We’re starting to come onto a game now, less pressure is on us, the schedule is less gruelling, quite a few injured players are back and competition for places is beginning to step up a lot. Confidence is running pretty high too so I wouldn’t expect anything other than an easy win: (4-3-3) De Vries Lustig Ayer Hendry… Read more »

Mike

Yoker, Stephan Caulker, the reason he signed an 18 month contract for Dundee was because he has close family members that he stays with about 30 minutes away from Dundee. He figured that they would give him the close support that he needs to fight his demons. I read in the Dundee paper recently that he has re-discovered his love for football and is enjoying the game once again. It will be great to see him at Celtic park, meeting up once again with Brendan, no doubt Brendan will be evaluating his performance. Whatever happens with Caulker, I really hope… Read more »

Yoker Bhoy

Yeah Mikey, we can see clear signs of Brendan building for the future and it would be brilliant if Ajer and Hendry can keep improving. This could be the solution to a serious problem we’ve had since VVD left. I like Bain a lot too and think he’d make a great acquisition if we do sign him up. I’m also excited about Christie and Morgan coming in as both of them are on fire at the moment. Even Scott Allan is doing rather well at Hibs. Maybe we’ll have a new-look midfield next season. FFS, only 3 minutes gone and… Read more »

Mike

Cheers Yoker, keep it lit. 😉

Yoker Bhoy

Talk of the devil Mike, I’ve just read that Rosenberg came in with a substantial offer for Caulker (it didn’t say how much) which has been knocked back by Dundee. They might come in with an even bigger one as the Norwegian transfer market is still open.

Mike

Canny see him going Yoker, Greetin pus said that he was aware of the bid, but I would be pretty sure that he will not move to far away from his support, his family, for some time yet. He was a great player and a lotta clubs will be watching him with interest, so will we, I have no doubts about that. See your C.L. predictions are moving closer, the cream always rises to the top. A strange thing about the two Scots friendlies just before the C.L. qualifiers and Griff. saying that he would be available…funny that, dontcha think.

Yoker Bhoy

Yeah, that smells bad alright but these things are often not as bad as they seem. We’ll see how that one plays out. Re the CL I usually want the underdogs to win but I make an exception with Sevilla FC aka The Spanish Huns 🙂

Have a good day Mikey and speak later.

HH

Charlie Saiz

Was hopeful Wardrop would come through at RWB out the two I think he’s a better defender than Ralston.

Yoker Bhoy

I don’t know much about this guy Wardrop but I always like to see our young guns given a chance. Good news that Mikey Johnston has recovered so quickly from his injury and back with the development squad.

Charlie Saiz

On loan at Dumbarton primarily a RWB much in the mould of Tierney he can play right across the back 4 when required.
Seen him play both Liverpool and Everton in the various European youth Leagues and he stood out well among decent company.

Yoker Bhoy

Cheers for that Charlie.

Charlie Saiz

How’s about a cheeky bid for Aberdeens McKenna?

Una

No thanks he’s rank like ur gibraltar joke.

Charlie Saiz

Taxi Rank?

charlie

caption jeest out of picture monti sais a wis only kidden hen ile iron ma ain shirt

Monti

Charlie,
Did you see the Joshua/Parker fight?
That ref was an annoying cunt.

charlie

monti joshua didnae want the fight close up so the ref did what he wanted fuck he even told the ref when he wanted to stop to get his tape fixed he was a fuckn disgrace …..young ryan burnett did really well against a seriously hard wee guy coybig

portpower

Lawwell, you better sign Ash Williams.

Charlie Saiz

Mer chance he will sign Ash Wednesday +

Charlie Saiz

My team for tomorrow would be :
3-4-3
…………….Doris
.
….. Hendry Commper Ajer
.
Forrest Brown Armstrong McGregor
.
….. Roberts Griffiths Sinclair

Charlie Saiz

Quality cover of a quality tune

https://youtu.be/qF9dCWmq3pM

Una

Thanks Ralph for the caption win xo

Una

Caption

Hit Woman breaks down after finding out that her special delivery through mo johnstons letterbox didn’t reach the intended recipient.

Yoker Bhoy
charlie
charlie
Charlie Saiz
Yoker Bhoy

Jeezus what a goal CR has just scored for Madrid. A diving overhead kick and a serious candidate for European goal of the season.

Honest hoops

Caption; the govan babes send a strong message to their fellas that they are all tooled up for the semi finals result…

Una

If Dembele or Griffiths scores a carbon copy of Ronaldos goal, in the semi next week it would be disallowed for dangerous play plus a red card for reckless foul play.

charlie

he he

Monti

Una,
…and a one game suspended ban for Neil Lennon.

Well done on the caption win btw.

alan

nice to see you two getting along..

Monti

Alan,
She’s just playing hard to get….cough…i’m sure she’d love me.

charlie

cop for this

charlie
Weered

Caption : I asked for two Martinis and they handed us these…

Weered

Reds win 3 0 at Ballymena… YOU REDS HH

Monti

Good one

Monti

Ronaldo is a genius

Weered

Agreed… Such a great goal… A joy to watch over and over again

Monti

Weered,
Messi & Ronaldo the great debate, for me it’s Messi every time, however Ronaldo just keeps doing it at the highest level, that goal last night is why we watch football, for moments like that.

Mind you, he’s no Wayne Biggins.

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