Celtic Diary Monday June 18: Back to Work

Thats that then, the summer break is over before the school’s are even out, and Celtic return to Lennoxtown today to get some work done before the Champions League qualifiers.

Those that aren;t involved in the world cup, that is , and for that we must give thanks to Gordon Strachan for largely ignoring them during the qualifying campaign, a tactic that looks set to continue under alex McLeish, should he still be around for any competitive matches.

After all, when Stevie Gerrard disappears, they’ll need a staunch pair of brogues to step in…

As expected, Oddsone Edouard has committed himself to four years at Celtic, joining the club for anything between £4.5m and £9m , depending on who you believe.

It’s the lower figure up front, with add ons taking it to a maximum of the latter.

The manager seems happy enough with the deal..

The player seems happy enough with the deal..

He elaborated;

“I’ve learned a lot under the manager,”

“He’s had a very important role in the developed of my game. I owe him a lot for what he has done and the time he has given me. Now that I’m back here I want to continue learning from both the manager and my team-mates as well.

“There wasn’t a particular moment that I knew I wanted to stay. As soon as I came on board I wanted to impress enough to try and stay at Celtic. I was working closely with the manager on a project and I want to finish what I had started with the manager because I feel I am improving as a player.

“It feels amazing to have finally signed. I’m very happy to be here. It was my number one objective to come back to the club. Now that I’m here, I’m going to focus on enjoying my time here, learning a lot from the coach and my team mates and just really try to enjoy my time here at this club.” 

It’s an incredible atmosphere when you play in front of Celtic fans, especially at Celtic Park,” 

“I’ve played in a lot of stadiums and by far, I would say the atmosphere at Celtic is the best in Europe. The fans are amazing and I look forward to playing in front of them for many seasons to come. Hopefully I can give them some good memories.”

He’s saying all the right things…

It’s that time of year when we take out a months subscription at Celtic TV to watch the friendlies..

 

Thankfully, the early start means we don’t have to bother with the World Cup, which doesn’t become interesting until England get beat. Theres always that nagging doubt at the beginning that they might actually do something, especially for those of us in the south who are exposed to the media down here.

But there was one endearing image from the tournament..

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Anyway, I’ll keep an eye out for one of the outsiders in the competition, who may yet spring a surprise..

 

Over on the other side of the city, “rangers ” have flown out to Malaga for their first training session under new manager Gerrard, who caused a bit of a fuss when he was waiting for his kids to come out of the shop with his Fathers Day presents..

The squad themselves looked resplendent in their off the shelf Hummel tracksuits, clutching their Easyjet boarding passes, and one can only quiver in fear at the prospect of coming up against this sleeping giant that has been woken.

Look at their faces…eye of the tiger or what ?

Although there has been criticism of their attire, the marketing department at the club has stepped up and looks set to raise a fortune with their new product..

We hear its the first of a new line which includes payphones, tin openers and “Good Luck Tommy In The Trenches ” t shirts.

There’s an early contender for Knob of the Week today…

Can’t wait to see the Wetherspoon’s bouncer when I turn up for the England game with this on

Classy.

 

Actually, two early contenders. From the Daily Record hotline, we have this…

Ian Wilson, Dennistoun, said: “It’s a huge misjudgement by Brendan Rodgers to break the transfer record on Edouard . He struggled to get a first team spot last season and is a bit hit or miss. I honestly believe we have a far better talent in Alfredo Morelos and I hope he stays for the coming season. Gerrard will add quality to the squad in the coming weeks so we have every reason to be confident of making a title challenge.” 

Here’s a thought.

If Aberdeen or Hibernian  had added the players to their squad that “rangers ” have added to theirs, would we have a serious title challenger  ?

Would the media be harping on about them ?

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A little bit of perspective ….

Speaking of perspective, amidst all the strife and horror around the world today, only the Guardian is asking the real question…

‘It was heartbreaking’: can a town survive when its M&S closes?

Hot on the heels of the revelation that post brexit its going to be tough to find decent nannies, middle England lurches headlong into another crisis.

Hopefully, their national team can win the world cup and give them something to live for.

Wait until they find out its leopards on their shirts, and not lions….(from history Extra ..)

Hence the yarn about the heraldic painter who visits the royal menagerie in the Tower of London and protests that the caged lions are not lions. “I know what lions look like,” he says. “I’ve been painting them all my life.”

Generally speaking (and there are many exceptions in different traditions), a lion rampant (standing erect with forepaws raised) was a lion, while a lion walking with head turned full-face (passant guardant), as in the English royal arms, was a leopard. ‘Leopard’ was a technical heraldic distinction, and there were no spotted felines on any coat-of-arms in the Middle Ages.

Scotland lions..England leopards.

 

There endeth todays lesson.

You might notice a lack of gossip from our own club, and there’s very little. Thats becuase we’re about to enter a very tough and important couple of months.

Everyone is just getting on with it..

Caption competition from Friday…

Tim Buffy June 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm · Edit · Reply →

Caption: “We’re gonna need a bigger chip pan.” 

Today..

 

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Noel Skytrot

It just shows you how inept the sports journalists are regarding Edouards signing, Gordon Waddell in the Sunday Fail in particular amongst others is bonkers. He’s a risk, can BR get the best out of him? This is a manager who brought on Raheem Sterling, Firmino, Suarez etc A load of tosh from the press.

Some total shite from the supporters regarding Matt MaGlone….wind yer fucking necks in and stop acting like Huns.

The images of the Hummel kit are fucking horrendous, ye wouldn’t put that on a scarecrow #letsfail

Caption….Liquidate that by firing squad. What a monstrosity

Noel Skytrot

What a feckin eejit I am, just noticed that the caption pic is of the Korean players rather that Billy No Surrender.

Weered

Caption… The diet of dog meat seems to have disagreed with them…

Monti

🙂

Weered

Caption… or… The diet of dog meat seems to have given them extra stamina as they can run like whippets but the game is spoilt with them, without warning, stopping running to sit down and lick their balls…

Bognorbhoy

Caption….
Ok guys once you master the ronaldo face…we can move on to free kick taking

Bognorbhoy

The guy in the middle is called ..
Kim-son-yournotrying….

Cortes

Caption: “Song, Sung, Blu, everybody knows one.”

Cortes

“She’ll be riding six Koreans when she Kims”

Cortes

“New for 2018: Synchronised Kimming.”

That’s all folks!

Weered

Cortes…with all those Kims where’s Aggie

Daziekanowski's nightclub child

Caption: F*ck Me, who farted?

50 Shades of Green

Caption….i hope the undersoil heatings on , cause if its not means I’ve just pished myself…

Una

Caption

Shitty wok in the schitty

Monti

Una,
Good morning sweetheart xx

Mike

Tim Buffy.… Belter.

It used to be Club Med.. 18-30.
Now its Malaga Club Med. 16-90.

The total lack of, or negative press coverage regarding French Eddy’s signing shows you just how much the Huns are hurting. And that’s just
before the season starts, just wait till they get kicked back into their box of delusional .. MAGIC. The hills are alive, but the stands are emptying. Here we go for 8* INAR.

Mick

Caption : if we keep pumping the ground boys we’ll reach Australia!

Monti

Could always stick your nose in, you’d reach the very core of earth itself:)

Mike

HAHAHA Blind as a bat. 😉

Monti

Caption: ” Did you have the curry last night? It’s making our eyes nip “

George Lazenbhoy

Caption: trust me guys this kind of training will work a treat. They like to get pumped on the park

Mike

Caption, The Worlds Gurning champion this year is a tie between .. Kim- Jong-Un and Dave King, after a recount it has been found out that King cheated and the award is null and void.

Monti

I see the slant you put on that…..

Monti

Caption: Gobble du gook!

Monti

Cannae wok it!

Monit atz pish inat

Noel Skytrot

Stupid Huns saying that Edouard is not up to it. Is this the same guy who sunk them twice or did I see something different.

#letsfail

The Swiss vs Brazil game was of interest for two reasons. Firstly, Fabian Scar has been mentioned as a possible target for us, and, secondly, Neymar was playng. Neymar. of course, is a legend in his own mind. His ego is so large that it is difficult for his teammates to find any space on the park. He and his mate, Marcello belong to that special group of cheaters that fail to recognise that football is a physical game that involves contact. Each of them roll about the park, clutching some part of their anatomy if they are touched by… Read more »

greyheid

Caption:

“Lads, NO! – When I said Hamilton’s artificial pitch was a pure f*cker thats not what I meant…”

TicToc

Caption. Korean coach:”Hands up anyone who’s prepared to take on Una”

Noel Skytrot

Caption….Kim Jung punishes Korean squad for pumping his sister.

JB67

I wish they would have spent the money on a sprinkler system rather then the nukes

JB67

Caption: Pish Ups

TicToc

Ralph, that’s wan belter of a Diary, some real belly laughs. The Mona Lisa’s reaction to Neymar’s typical squealing is just a wee bit more subtle than mine but…just a wee bit! 🙂 I think it was Monti (not sure) who said about them Panini? things costin’ about 800 notes tae fill. Patent one for Neymar’s infantile antics alone. Ye’ll be minted as he must be globally despised by proper fitba’ fans the world over. Ha, that prick Wind-oot-his-ass surely shouldnae be travellin’ wi’ yon rampant Mumps, eh? Aye a great wee read today. Thanks. Now off out into the… Read more »

Monti

TicToc,
It was Charlie Saiz….he has a loft full of them….that and Commando books, toy soldiers and airfix plane sets.

Monti

Won’t be an Iron heart right enough….you brits didn’t have enough.

TicToc

HaHaHa Monti, 🙂
HHH

Weered

People should be judged on what they are not what they were !!!!!

Weered

C S… You never know you’ve made a mistake until you’ve made it…

TicToc

Weered, I don’t know what you’re on about.
My comment was in reply to Monti’s at 12.54PM which I thought was very funny. (If you actually follow the thread you’ll see that) Anyway, it’s all just craic!
Hope that clarifies things for you. 🙂
HH

Weered

TT… IT WASN’T DIRECTED AT YOU, JUST AN OBSERVATIONAL REMARK

TicToc

Okay Weered, no worries; it’s just that it was placed where a reply TO ME would go; you must have inadvertently clicked on “Reply”.
All’s fine.
HH

Noel Skytrot

Watching the SK v Sweden game. I wonder if Kim Jung || will do a WC streak with a Trump mask on. Lol

Monti

It’s hard to differentiate between male & female Koreans…..a bit like having seen a pic of Una….
Still can’t make my mind up.

Monti

Definetely male in there……

jazzerbhoy

Caption : were gonna need a bigger lavvy.
I know couldnae be arsed the day 🙂

greyheid

Caption:

“At their training camp the Korean team take an effective but obscene approach to the molehill problem”

jazzerbhoy

Brendan’s 3rd season coming up, are we in better shape than when he first came. The first season getting players fitter and laying down his expectations as to what the players must do and achieve. He surpassed all expectations as the invincibles took on all before them. A treble and champions league group stages. Season 2 lots of injuries especially the start of the season and a makeshift centre back pairing got us through to the champions league, back to back trebles but not with the same purpose or panache as the first season. We really only played when we… Read more »

Toking piss bawbag the weeman did gr8 4 us.

TicToc

Good comment that, Jazzer, I think very few would disagree.
Come On You Bhoys In Green.
HH

Bgbhoy

We’re playing at solitude next Saturday. 2.15pm. 30th

Bgbhoy

**** weered

Weered

Bgbhoy… I’ll go check what team you are 🙂

Weered

Bgbhoy… What ya daein there?

Bgbhoy

It’s played every year. A memorial game. Cliftonville usually put out 5 or 6 players. Sure last year i played was marking your man gormley

Weered

Bgbhoy… Is it for a passed friend of mine Eddie Mc Mullan?

Bgbhoy

I’m honestly not sure, was decent last year though. Good few pints after the game in the social club

TicToc

Well, Belgium vs Panama was fucking dire perhaps except for the 1st goal. The ref was a total fucking clown. Dedryck Boyata is about as dynamic and enterprising as putty. I fully understand why I DON’T want Boyata at Parkhead; he proves it to me every time I see him. Slow of movement (tho quick when he wants to be), slow of thought and NO IMAGINATION; plays the easiest ball that wont get him into trouble…..and so on. He’s a born bottler and WILL cost us if he’s not moved on. Take Simunovic with him. Comperr I’ve no idea as… Read more »

Yir tic tocing pish there T.T. gettagrip inat

TicToc

***ZOMBIE ALERT*** An’ I don’t mean an alert Zombie as there’s no such thing.
Diz yer mammy know yer still up, Billy?
If you actually attend the new hun matches you’ll know the Aberdeen fans do a nice wee round of applause when you and you’re Zombie family are leaving the granite city?
Well run along and us fine fellows on ETims will give you a wee cheer and your bus fare to the Erskine Bridge. 🙂
Stupid, pesky Zombies.
HH

Caption: Korean coach-Lads,the Chinese delegates have arrived and need somewhere to park their bicycles,assume the position.

Copyright B.Connolly circa 1973.

henkesdreadlocks

That was Chic Murray’s joke.

Wiz it?Aye.

Monti

Nut.

BJF

Good diary Ralph, crazy after what Osdinne did to Sevco that they even mention his name just brings attention to their own failures. Liked the point about if Aberdeen had signed who the Trubute Act did would we be worried? Well no and unless Gerrard becomes the greatest manager of all time from the off I am not worried about them either.

TicToc

A comedy of errors and joke football starring Tunisia and England. Don’t get your hopes up; Tunisia wouldn’t beat Sara’ Heid Strollers on a Sunday afternoon.
But at least I’m having a real fuckin’ laugh. My wife’s considering whether to pan me with the wee fryin’ pan or the big wan; she’s half-english so she’ll probably miss anyway.
HaHaHa more of the same in the 2nd half please, but I think I’ve already had my fair share.
HH

Phoqing boring xeltic fans never happy always moanin

Monti

Deesk,
Is it not time your uncle..cough…dad tucked you in for the night?

Noel Skytrot

Away and stick your Hummel trackie on and wank furiously to pictures of Gerrard you mutant bastard. You’re not welcome here

#letsfail

Weered

The desk… You seem to have comedown with a similar affliction

Cartvale88

Caption
Who farted?

Love the great coverage of the brilliant Stevie G and his gang, funny them boarding the Easyjet, then again it’s an orange waan.
Note that they want to buy Cummings but five empty irnbru bottles are no use to Nottingham Forest

TicToc

BASTARD!!!!
Stupid Tunisian pricks couldn’t get the ball up the park when it mattered. SHIT!!!!!
Good night!
Hail! Hail! The Celts are here……

FredDDobbs

Well done harry kane against the biggest bunch of cheating cunts ever.

Weered

Fred… Notwithstanding the obvious penalties england didn’t get,Tunisia played a good defensive spoiling game… Cheatin cunts… Nah

TicToc

WRONG !! Fred, that ‘honour’ was taken by RFC Mark I, 1872-2012. DEID but still awaiting cremation/interment/flushing doon the pan. Who cares?
HH

FredDDobbs

I wiz talking aboot the russian so called VAR men ya numpties.

Anywayz well done harry kane

Weered

Fred… Not numpties at all. Your statement was ambiguous at best and you never mentioned VAR. PROBABLY A RACIST SLUR.
NOW WIND YER FUCKIN NECK IN

Cartvale88

The Rankers and Engerluund, world beaters till reality strikes, mind u FredDDobbs they were not playing the Rangers circa the defunct waan!

Iancelt67

God I don’t get to hear lineker et al normally in oz what a parochial bunch of knobs. Nothing’s changed. England expects. They deserved to win but they’re not that impressive at all. Spain and Portugal look the best so far.

Mike

How come a tiny Country like Iceland can get to World cups and European competitions and Scotland cannot. In the 90s the Icelandic government took a professional approach and built a series of Domed football facilities and embarked on a journey to get anyone interested in coaching to take coaching qualifications. They invested in football and the results are obvious. No need for special diets though, because you canny get any fitter than by enjoying ice-lollies and mackerel and by taking outside hot geyser showers BbOOooM. Seriously they took a united and a professional approach, we still live in a… Read more »

jimmybee

Mike its a very simple philosophy pick your best players no matter what club they play for.
Scotland never does or do it when all hope has gone.

Cortes

Exactly. And promote your younger players. Berti Vogts had the right policy and was panned for implementing it.

Any doubters should compare and contrast the achievements of Scotland and Uruguay at international level. And last time I checked, the population of Uruguay was about 60% of the Scottish one. The “too wee to do well” excuse rips my knitting. It gives an out to the Craig Browns who are more interested in their own career stats than the overall health of the game, and allows them to continue to field mediocre 36/7/8 year old guys who were crap in their “prime.”

Mike

I don’t disagree with any of that, but you need leadership from the very top and the only way to get that leadership is to cleanse the game, rid it of its past inequalities. Hold a judicial revue, start from the top and all to work together for the National good, until the cleansing process is completed there will be no unity. Take a professional approach bring in new ethical monies, not the old type of sponsorship like beer or gambling, start as you mean to go on get rid of Petrie and Mcrae, bring back school football, to make… Read more »

Mike

Nostalgia perhaps, but I keep on thinking back to Big Jock’s death in 1985 at Ninian park in Wales and the outpouring of grief at his passing. To see Ernie Walker sitting with tears running down his cheeks, the same with Ferguson and Souness, that wasn’t just respect, that was unbridled love. Love for a giant of a man who straddled the bigotry and spat in its face. I cannot remember to much about chain smoking Ernie Walker but I never harboured any dislike of the man, he seemed to be a fair minded person. But the whole point of… Read more »

Noel Skytrot

Nowt against English folk, but bastarddddddd.

Monti

I’ve got plenty against english folk, the most, smug, arrogant, ignorant bastards on planet earth!

Monti

Apart from the nurse i met in Blackpool, summer of ’96, beautiful girl from West Yorkshire.
We got on well.
So you see Charlie Saiz, you’re not the only one who rides in Blackpool.

Giddy up now.

TicToc

Monti, the English, in general, are like most races; a mix of good, bad and indifferent. My main complaint would be that too many of them are tories for whatever reason. My reponse to their last minute goal was ALL about football as I’m fucking sick of listening to their shite, there perennial put-downs of Scottish football et cetera. In general the English are fine,IMO. I wish TF the best of them were more radical, but they’re generally a bit subservient. Their choice. I still hope they get fucked every time they pull on that shirt with the 3 leopards… Read more »

Mike

Mon the hoops in the C.L. draw, not Spartak Trnava though, or FC Midtjyland in the second round. COYBIG.

MON THE HOOPS.

Weered

Mike…I bet yer glad we put Linfield out of the third Europa spot here

Mike

ABSOLUTELY. 100%. Weered.

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