Celtic Diary Wednesday April 25: They’ve All Gone Mad

Scott Brown says that “rangers ” aren’t even the second best team in Scotland.

Presumably the drink flowed at the player of the year do, and he’ll be reigned in to do his talking on the pitch, like he used to say we would.

Stilian Petrov appears to have gone ga ga as well..

“I think Celtic have got a chance to win the treble again next season, as well.

“If Rangers keep going the same way, they have a chance to do it over the next three years. We predicted it a year ago and they are going to do it strongly. I would say that it is sad in one way because, if we see that happen, Scottish football will lose its identity.

“The advertising in Scottish football is Celtic v Rangers. I come from a different country and every time the game came up, I’d watch it.

“The build-up, the excitement, the electricity. Everything. If that is lost, it would be very sad for Scottish football. I’m saying that as an outsider.” 

Petrov thinks he knows whats missing at Ibrox… ( no, not Rangers , though that would be a fairly accurate answer )

Funnily enough, I played five-a-sides with Alex Rae the other week. And he still kicked the s** out of me! But that’s Alex. 

Yes, that’s Alex, a dirty, talentless clogger who epitomises the club that no longer exists.

I went round the keeper and he literally cleaned me out. Then he goes: ‘There are no fouls in five-a-sides, Stan’. That’s what you expect, that aggression.” 

Ah, the good old days. Thankfully, Motherwell and a few others are keeping the memory alive.

And if Petrov has gone ga ga , then Kris Commons is positively sprinting down the street in one of those backless gowns…

“I’ve heard Brendan Rodgers saying that he won’t go from Celtic to another club for the money. But I think what he means by that is he knows he’s good. Very good. But that never stops him improving.

“The point is money isn’t the issue. He’ll only want another job if it’s the right one for him. It would be hard for anyone to stay at Celtic if the likes of Arsenal came calling.

“But when you look at the candidates he’s up against — Carlo Ancelotti, Thomas Tuchel and Luis Enrique — it’s a formidable list. This is one of the reasons Rodgers has learned Spanish — to be able to tick more boxes than anyone else he’s up against. 

Possibly, but its probably not his main reason. Spanish is not the first language in England as yet.

So, ahead of clinching the seventh title of ten, where are we up to ?

The manager is tipped to go to Arsenal, several key players are tipped to go south, and the team we face on Saturday have someone who takes doo lally to another level on their side…

 

John Stevens MBE
 
@pzj_1564
 
You will not be shocked to know that the Celtic foundation received payments from the Scottish Gov under Scottish Government’s unique CashBack for Communities programme. It will come as no shock Rangers received nothing under this scheme. Judge for yourselves 
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This on the back of his one man state aid complaint, and ahead of his Celtic Park Is Falling Down campaign.
Why didn’t Rangers receive similar payments, seems to be his question, but one wonders, in reply, if they have an equivalent, at least one that isn’t being investigated, and if they had actually asked.
As you can see, the spring sunshine is bringing a few people out who should be kept indoors, at least when they cannot get adult supervision.
Perhaps its just to draw attention to the game on Sunday, a game where Celtic can win the league.
Or perhaps its just another last ditch attempt to elevate what was once a major fixture on the European soccer list into something relevant again.
Someone does have a chance to make Scottish football relevant again.
In fact, he has a chance to make it clean, honest, transparent and fair again as well.
Ian Maxwell is now the CEO over at the SFA where we here he has turned up with a new broom and a vow to use it.
Of course, whether or not he uses it to brush the SFA Compliance Officers report on cheating under the carpet, or to sweep the people in it out of the door and down the road remains to be seen.
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Apart from his broom, we hear he turned up for his first meeting with a Magnum 44 held behind his back, which has to be a good sign..
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however, his bland speech on taking office leads us to think that like all SFA men, he might not have the backbone required for the job, but we’ll give him a chance.
The Compliance Officers report is on his desk, awaiting inspection.
It was on Regans desk as well, but he either read it and ran like fuck, or saw it and ran like fuck before opening it.
Either way, it appears the report contains something that might cause a run on toilet paper at Hamden should it be public, and of course even as I speak investigative journalists from every newpspaer in Scotland are doing fair deeds and foul to get their hands on the story.
One of them might even publish it, but we doubt very much thats why they want it.
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Back at the ranch, and happily after the players dance and the kit launch-its a belter, isn’t it ? -£64 for adults, and a free entry into the “when will the badge or the logo fall off sweepstake ” -its gone quiet as Brendan gets his lads ready to try to win the league before we run out of games.
But over at Ibrox, its time for a statement..
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RANGERS notes Hibernian’s decision to cut our supporters’ ticket allocation for the final match of the Scottish Premiership season at Easter Road on Sunday, May 13.

First and foremost Rangers hopes the safety of our fans, who will now be in only one section of the South Stand rather than filling it completely, will not be compromised by this decision, which beggars belief.

This is the least Rangers expects for supporters who have repeatedly proven themselves to be the most loyal in the country by selling out away ticketing allocations at opposition stadiums for years.

This was evident as we rose through the divisions when clubs the length and breadth of the country, including Hibernian, benefitted financially from the presence of our fans.

Rangers will of course bear in mind Hibernian’s decision when considering ticketing arrangements for future matches – both home and away – against this particular club.

Er, there’s only one t in benefited.
Perish the thought that Hibernian would want to look after their own fans first and foremost.
It’s done the trick, though…its taken the “rangers ” fans minds-I use the term loosely-off the real problems..
Oh the dignity..
Remember when they started their journey to help Scottish football by working their way voluntarily through the leagues, making friends and filling the bank accounts of other clubs ?
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Their hosts that day may not have accompanied them through the ;eagues, but they have more than lead the way in how to be a football club.
They released a statement ahead of their game against Queen of the South..
This weekend’s game against Queen of the South brings the curtain down on what has been a long and difficult season for everyone connected to The Club. 

For our final Ladbrokes Championship game at Glebe Park on Saturday, The Management Committee has confirmed a series of reduced admission prices for all supporters as follows: 

– Adult: £10 
– Concessions: £5 
– Schoolchildren: Free 

In addition The Club extends an invitation to our loyal season ticket holders (over 18s only) for a free drink in the City Club prior to the match (any time between 1pm and 2.50pm.) 

Thats how you build-and keep- a fan base, and thats how you earn praise from neutrals.
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There was no diary yesterday, as I had to dig up an old lawn ready to put down a new one. Still,I did learn that rich people don’t actually roll their lawn up and send it away to be mowed..
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Thats what grass look like when it gets delivered from the factory.
So, we go back to Monday for this..
50 Shades of Green April 23, 2018 at 10:57 am · Edit · Reply →

I see the wee wummin inbetween they 2 holding on to her tea cup for dear life incase the auld cow steals her milk.

Today..
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Admin
2 years ago

Dave King…the loneliest man in the world…not one person to hug when a goal goes in!

Noelskytrot
2 years ago

John Stevens…sad wanksock who sits in a Buffalo Bill type dungeon covered in photos of Celtic players cut up and rearranged, whilst furiously making up mad conspiracies about how Celtic are in collusion with the local authorities to keep the Huns down. I wonder if he’s into the X- Files?…. Crackpot

We should just forget all the background noise from former players and the mutants, they’re paid to espouse their opinions and the Hun intelligentsia, no more needs said.

Noelskytrot
2 years ago

Caption….Daglish and wife Marina share a joke when they realise King is sitting near them.

50 Shades of Green
2 years ago

Dodgy Dave applauds a heart warming rendition of “You’ll never walk alone “

liftedinmoscow
2 years ago

Caption: If you hate the f**king rangers clap your hands.

puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: Two Rangers fans who have done great things for Celtic celebrate a Liverpool goal.

Jp
2 years ago
Reply to  puggy67

25 in a rów steve How the fucking you still there

Martin67
2 years ago

Caption: Dave Kings to do list
1. Talks with Stevie G…tick 2. Signing talks with Firmino, Mane and Salah…double tick 3.kop a feel of that burd behind me…ahh ma face 4. Take meds…treble tick…that reminds me we’re playing Celtic on Sunday. 5. Check flights back to Johannesburg…don’t think anyone spotted me…Celtic may be the invincibles but I’m invisible.

The real Anton Rogan
2 years ago

Hey Dave. A pint in Bairds Bar after this?

Tim Buffy
2 years ago

There is only one ‘t’ in benefited, so well spotted.
But look at your second paragraph.
Scott Brown should be ‘reined’ in, not ‘reigned’ in.
He’s not ruling the world just yet.
Sorry to be pedantic but people who live in glass houses and all that.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

Ralph you bam! After reading your diary,I note we are playing Sat and Sunday.The second game is at Hamden.Could you please provide directions?…..you’ve been in Engurland too long….

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

Please Ralph,you bam,stop using the r word,it’s sending me radio rental.Wee Chesney got in on the act today and stated BR was ideal for Arsenal plus Our Hoops will be no more next season due to the stripey shirt,God,I need Guinness and Prozac,again…..the priory beckons….

2 years ago

fraud squad?coppers?taxman?im head Hun Kenny and I do what I want .you working with your first love again start on July 12th

Pat Higney
2 years ago

Kenny D………..” Ooooooooooohhhhhh the rangers are shite….the rangers are shiiiiiiite”

VooDude
2 years ago

Also, the initial statement had the day as Saturday!

Mike
2 years ago

Jurgen klippity Klopp what is it about Liverpool managers and their horses teeth, with smiles as wide as the ferry across the Mersey, I would’ny like to be next to him when Mo Salah scores, bite yer heed of so he wid. If he is gnasher is Brendan gnipper. Watch oot fur Denis the menaces of Arrivederci Roma.
City of a million moonlit places,
City of a million warm embraces,
Wherever you look will be greetin faces,
Far from Home-er.

Hing in there Alfie Bhoy, gawn yersell son, remember its in your DNA, yer a member of Bobby’s Bhoys.. all the best son.

CarlJungleBhoy
2 years ago
Puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: A Liverpool goal – something Dave,Kenny and the lady in red can all see eye to eye on.

jimmybee
2 years ago

Caption : Do you want to manage Sevco Kenny,
Cue hilarity in the stands

jimmybee
2 years ago

Was that not Hendry m8

jimmybee
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Lustig wasnt even on the bench Charlie

FredDDobbs
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

it wiznae hendry. take a look at the twat that decides to sit on his erse and watch the goal. I think its rogic, who scores for fun and yet misses 3 sitters in this game.

PeteCon
2 years ago

Caption: “Hey King. How close are you to liquidation?”

Mike
2 years ago

What was interesting to me watching the Liverpool game last night was
Klopp’s long ball over the top of the Roma defence, I counted 8 plus times they did it to the forward runners. The Liverpool forwards were quick and broke out from the back often. It was clearly a tactic to cut out the Roma midfield, it worked. With a player so talented and adept at finding the top corner, Salah could pick up any scraps. The Liverpool goalie looked a wee bit nervous, I was concerned that they might lose a soft goal. Dembelle is a big target with a wonderful first touch and with players up in support of him you could see it working, I want to see Eddy up front with Dembelle, variety the spice of… Mon the hoops, GTF the broken hoops.
We don’t want no broken hoops, we don’t want no broken hoops and the prices WTF.

Mike
2 years ago

Caption, She’s N I C E. Lady in red.

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike… yes she IS

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Better than the average bear BOOBOO. Where you been hiding, have the… Reds been beaten and have you been hiding in a dark wardrobe?

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike…been a very busy Red. Home from work feeling burnt out. I endeavour to keep abreast of the ETims goings on… But can only manage the odd reply or post…

The brain is weary, the body’s fucked
My goddam job I almost chucked.
I need to sleep in comfy beds
To just lie down and send up zzzzzz’s

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

He’s been so busy, he’s of to bed,
before his dinner, or being fed,
his brain is mince, that’s what he said,
our Irish friend, his name….Weered.

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Mike… Thank you for that 🙂

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Mike… This Belfast child snores again

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Try to keep the wind down, don’t want it to shake the barley. 😉

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Mike… Reds last 2 games have both been drawn. Both teams are 1st and second in league. Our final game is against Linfield this Saturday.
Cup final against Coleraine, 2nd in league, on 5th May. Big crowd expected, probably a sellout.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Fingers crossed then Weered for a successful conclusion to the season.

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Weered

Mike.. I hope our CB is fit to play. Been injured for a few weeks he’s a half decent player too

Rebus67
2 years ago

Sevco will try to play the same tactics as Hibs against us. Scott should watch what he is saying. Do not fire them up.

It will not be easy against them.

Rebus

FredDDobbs
2 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

aye but we will be trying to win the hun game

2 years ago

Surely it’s time for Celtic to stop wasting money on Brendan & instead give a couple of bob to Charlie Saiz who has a fair clearer picture of what’s happening on the pitch than Brendan .
It’s a total waste of time Brendan not picking Lustig as Charlie will blame him anyway .

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  D J Smyth

It was, but tell D.J. that Brendan would be better shoving his head of recruitment back from where he came from, he is…..

Desmond and the Dekkers
2 years ago

Caption: I used to be a Rangers fan as well Kenny

Honest hoops
2 years ago

Caption; squinty eyes finally has a team he can applaud….

BJF
2 years ago

Caption Marina: “ Kenny is that Megan Markle behind me?” Kenny : “Never mind her, there’s Dave King and he hasn’t seen the two cops creeping up on him.”
Right that not too much comes out of the Celtic camp about Sunday, their only chance is us saying something to fire them up or being too complacent. At Hamden that was the worst Sevco performance against us and the previous Ibrox club never did that poorly either.
Mike is right, vary the play, some over the top balls to Dembelle will panic their defence. Hendry is a good prospect as a central defender but not a natural fullback, I would prefer Lustig, he has the experience and attitude for games against Sevco.

Rob O'Keeffe
2 years ago
Reply to  BJF

Hampden,cough…..I blame Ralph…

FredDDobbs
2 years ago

I thought the idea was to go a goal down.

Mike
2 years ago

Well he’s at again, the man from the potteries, tempting us with news of forthcoming attractions, who’s up for a wee foretaste of what it could be. He likes a wee tease, rumour has it, he wanted to winch his bird at the time, but she was having none of it, so he just slips into the conversation that he had won the lottery, so that was it..hooked, now she wants a…. divorce that’s why he needs a lawyer.
Or, the gullibillies are at it again with their European license application, telling more lies, hmmph.
Or the C.O. he has finished his report and Petrie has told him to bin it, och well we will just need to wait and see, Monday it is then.

Mike
2 years ago

The fall and rise of…. Rodgers, by Sky, Give me an A, Give me N
Take away O Take away the D, and there you have it, the REAL story, but you will never, ever see that on Sky.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Take from Rodgers, the O and the D and substitute A fur the O and the N fur the D.. and you get “Rangers”… The fall and the Rise of “Rangers” The real story, L I Q U I D A T I O N. Gettit.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Every day is a school day, I blame the schools and I’m blaming Ralphy for all these “R” stories.
Going out of my mind, just for them,
out of my mind, just for them,
day and night, night and day,
alright.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

HE He as chrlie bhoy would say. 😉

Weered
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

C S… he’s nae right in the heid…

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Shut it you. 😉

Mike
2 years ago

The man from the potteries he say… wait till Monday, we say, GTF spill.. now.

Mike
2 years ago

Standing in his bunker, surrounded by the real “Rangers” men, Graeme
McMurty shouts to his players.. “Get inta them Fenian bastards, remember, Wearrapeepli, No Surrender” knees in blood, penny arcade and a rousing song of the hilly billies, that’s right they came from the blue ridge mountain. Que the guitar string ensemble… as the strings are plucked. “Deliverance” the song of the mankies.
Speed bonny boat of the manks on the hill,
over the sea tae sky,
carry the peepil with their auld king,
overasea to sky.

Mike
2 years ago

Gotta go, I have a 2 minute meeting with a YOUNG blonde…. could be a sheep, possibly.

Noelskytrot
2 years ago

Social media awash with reports that Steven Gerrard is in the frame for the job as head Orc, aye, Mo Salah’s coming with him too. There must be season books for renewal. Mugs Inc

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