Celtic Diary Monday June 25: Just Like New Signings

With all the talk of incomings and outgoings, its easy to forget that in Lewis Morgan and Ryan Christie we already have a couple of players ready to make their mark on the first team.

Christie, of course, excelled at Aberdeen , who will be weaker without him, and morgan played his part in helping St mirren get back into the top tier.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has already said that christie will not be going back out on loan, and so it looks certain he’ll get his chance to show what he can do , probably quite early in the season.

Morgan will have a bit of a task to break into the team, but competition for places always means the cream rises to the top, and he’s got as much chance as anyone of making the grade.

The player spoke of his recent chat with the manager on Celtic TV..

“I had a wee chat with him [ and he welcomed me to the club,” 

“He was saying what he expected of me and stuff and just to really kick on in pre-season and try and get into his thoughts.

“I always had that belief within myself anyway.

“I know it’s a tough task, the squad here is full of quality and I know it’s going to be tough to break into it but I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I could add something to the team.” 

In training recently, and the video is out there somewhere, Morgan provided an assist for an acrobatic Leigh Griffiths overhead kick, which shows not only can he run, but his crosses can find a team mate.

Scott Sinclair will be looking over his shoulder…

Andreas Hinkel, ( remember him ? ) thinks that Marvin Comperr (remember him ? ) will make his presence felt this season…

 

“I am sure that he will look upon it as another opportunity,” he said. “It has been a difficult time for him and I am sure that he will have been more disappointed than anyone not to make an impression at Celtic.

“I know that Dedryck Boyata is with Belgium just now for the World Cup and that means that you really need someone else in there for those early qualifiers.

“The big thing for Marvin will be that he gets a good pre-season in. He has huge experience and he is a very intelligent player. He thinks about the game which can make the difference but at the same time you also need your body to be 100% in order to be able to do what you want it to.

“He will be hoping that he can get his fitness right and then take it from there. But every player believes that they can make a difference. If he does manage to get himself into the starting line-up then he will think that he can stay in there and offer his experience for the benefit of the team.” 

The first game of the pre season is on Wednesday. It could well be a case of now or never for the defender.

Incidentally, the friendly is not against “rangers 2, despite what you may have seen in the tv listings..

Hinkel rates Comperr, and thinks he might yet surprise us all.

“He has a good pedigree and I did think that when he signed for Celtic in January that he would be a good fit for the club. I thought that his experience would be significant for them and I still think that is something that can be utilised for the benefit of the team.

“It is unfortunate for him that it was a slow start. He has played at other countries but I do think that you need time to settle and adapt to a new culture. Getting injured just after he arrived at a winter training camp would have been difficult for him because that is when you want to get to know your new team-mates and get to know the club so it would have put him on the backfoot right away.

“He will believe in himself. He will think that if he gets the chance of getting into the team this summer than he can stay there.” 

With Dederyck Boyata likely to be at the World Cup for a while yet, comperr may well get a chance to show what he can do.

Other talk of incomngs has quietened a little , which usually means something is about to happen.

It could be that John McGinn is about to come home,which will happen at some point, or  it could be that Sam Byram is heading north, or it could be that John Terry is about to land, claiming that he alone is responsible for ten in a row.

More likely, though, is a cut price Patrick Roberts returning north, before Manchester city change their minds again.

Another Manchester based player, Scott McTominay, who recently chose to play for Scotland instead of england, has been mentioned as a possible loan target, which would be a bit of a surprise, considering the lad is on the verge of making it at old Trafford, but then again, stranger things have happened.

Not often, right enough.

When convicted woman beater Jon Flanagan joined “rangers “, there were a few eyebrows raised in surprise, but its fairly obvious no one else would take a chance in him. One piss poor record journalist claims Celtic made him an offer earlier this month, but the player turned it down and has joined the Gerrard revolution instead, presumably for more money, and it would have to be much more money to entice him over there, so we can perhaps dismiss this claim.

However, Alan Brazil, the Talksport Radio in house drunk,  thinks it’s odd that Celtic didn’t want him..

When I think back to Flanagan’s breakthrough season at Liverpool, it strikes me that Brendan Rodgers was in charge.

“That makes me wonder why, if Flanagan’s as good as Steven Gerrard reckons he is, Brendan has never tried to land him for Celtic?” 

Take your time, Alan, you’ll work it out..

 

Something else we need to worry about…how about this for nonsense ?

From Davies Left Peg, perhaps one of the more , er, imaginative of the Ibrox bloggers..

On a pleasant June Summer’s evening recently, a meeting took place between a few individuals in Max’s Italian Restaurant, Oxford Street, Southampton. Directly next door to the Grapes Bar. At this rendezvous were two representatives from the 2nd most successful club in Scotland. Alongside were people from Southampton Football Club and a few others. I am in possession of the names of all involved but due to a promise, I will not reveal them.

 

Despite claims of how wealthy Glasgow’s Irish/Catalonian/Palestinian football club is, it would appear beneath the surface all is not well. This meeting was arranged with one sole purpose and that was to help Celtic raise money. Seems strange a cash rich business would be desperate to bolster their coffers? Many Celtic players were discussed and offered up for sale. It would appear the constant made up stories such as “Craig Gordon to Chelsea” or “Dembele for £35 Million” or “Manchester United Inquire About Tierney” have come back to bite them on the arse. There are no offers and as valued players approach the final year in their contract, there’s desperation in the air.

 

The money men at the Republican sympathisers seem to be getting very twitchy indeed. Could it be that an entire rebuild of the stadium is required? Or perhaps a large cash settlement for the club’s involvement in the abuse of children for knowingly allowing a peadophile ring to exist at the club? What we can say with certainty is that whilst their fans have been concentrating on the World’s Most Successful Club, things are clearly going unnoticed within the Leaning Tower of Porkheid. 

The result of this meeting was essentially an agreement to become Southampton’s feeder club. As of now, the Saints get first pick of any Celtic player. Celtic offered numerous first team players, only one met the standard required by Southampton. Another player was discussed as a possibility in the January transfer window. Despite the hard sell of Moussa Dembele at a knock down rate, the deal was a non starter. Amusingly, it is 100% certain that Southampton stated their interest in Alfredo Morelos. Unfortunately, according to the Southampton representatives,

“Dave King stated that he would never do business with them”.

The reasoning behind that statement is unknown as the details were not revealed. What we know to be factually correct is that the Celtic representatives left the meeting disappointed at the outcome; only one player sold at a fire sale price when the target was to extract many millions from the only club to have shown any interest. 

A Celtic squad player, Stuart Armstrong, is the only one who came up to scratch, and all they would pay is a maximum £7m with add ons.

This guy knows a crisis when he sees one…

He later asks why “Celtic bloggers ” haven;t picked up on this story, and again, maybe he should take his time, and try to work it out…

Or you could ponder as to why he himself has missed the latest from ibrox, as explained here by Phil MacGhiollabhan, who despite being right more often than wrong, somehow still isn;t trusted by anyone as he charts the demise of a club from Ibrox, for a second time…

phil‘s Summary

 

There was no diary yesterday, so we go back to Saturday for this picture.

Lewis Maclean June 23, 2018 at 9:31 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption “how many of these SFA officals do we have to open up till we find one with some back bone” 

today..

 

 

 

 

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Belfastbhoy68
3 years ago

Caption: new ‘ranjuers’ board, not again

3 years ago

Caption: “rainjurrz” are currently beginning Phase 1 of their floating pitch, but forgot to place warning signs, much to the chagrin of the inspection team from H&SE.

Noel Skytrot
3 years ago

Caption….for fucks sake Davie ya hipster prick I said go left, fucking left.

charlie
3 years ago

caption is that yon time wee una took the bhoys oot on a test drive ha ha only kiddin una wummin ur great drivers

Noel Skytrot
3 years ago

I passed by the Stade de William the other day and I kid you not, Red, there was an orange procession going along where the main stand is. Yet, they’re not bigots. It’s dying out here thankfully.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Noel,
Did you put the foot down or go around?

Noel Skytrot
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I was over helping someone with a housing issue who’s got to live there sadly. If my Soviet T2 tank wasn’t in Kwik Fit getting a track change they would’ve copped it mate. Lol One of the pubs had a big white banner welcoming the “management” team to Scotland. They’re some mob mate.

Rob O'Keeffe
3 years ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

At least it’s progres.O.angemhen welcoming a RC trainee manager to Liebrox? How TIMes are changing….

Noel Skytrot
3 years ago

Caption….Huns accidentally uncover Dave Kings fabled war chest and “the deeds.”

Noel Skytrot
3 years ago

CS, they realise that they’re so far behind us and are now resorting to rhetoric similar to the State Aid nutters absolute fantasy talk. #letsfail

Mike
3 years ago

Celtic’s Invisibles.

Kendu Benyu, Started his Celtic career brilliantly, but his star quickly dimmed.

Compper, Brought in to add experience to the defence, but but but.

Nir Biton, Celtic’s Mr. Adaptable, never let us down… much.

Johny Hayes, unlucky for Johnny but my impression was that he was trying to hard, will he stay or will he go?

Eboue Kouassi, fast, strong, skilful and only 20/21 yet, one of my favourite’s and I cannot for the life of me understand why he doesn’t get more game time.

Of course there are other “Invisibles” and the question is, do we actually need John McGinn?

Scott McTominay, 6ft.4in. defensive mid or box to box mid, highly rated by the Mister man Manager, do we need to develop some other teams player.. No.

Paddy Whack… oh yeah please.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Weered…. if it meant bringing Paddy back to his Celtic home, then I would take one fur the team… 😉

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

That is the beauty of loan moves, “try before you buy”
it has worked for us in the past and seems a sensible way to conduct business. When you “buy” a new player there is always a risk, some players have arrived at Celtic that could not cope with the level of expectation. McTominay is highly regarded at Man. Itd. so the loan move might suit them, but not us.
French Eddy and Paddy’s loan moves brought a degree of certainty in that we knew the players very well, what they could add to the team and how they could cope with the “expectations” and there is no doubt both would be successful additions, you can never have too much creative or goal scoring players. As for the defence it seems that Brendan likes Boyata and Ajer, me, I would like to see a new centre-back and a right back, but Brendan got us into the C.L. for the past two seasons, that’s what he gets paid big money to achieve……..

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

As for McGinn, I prefer.. Kouassi, he is younger, taller, better and just as strong, but if Brendan deems him more then its his team, his choice…

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

PISH

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

And defo better looking, McGinn always looks like he is eating elephant shite.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

I mean what IS the point in buying McGinn, we could get him on a free contract in January. If they want Scot Allan are they going to take off the £500,000 plus that we paid for him and who is going to pay the rest of Allan’s wages? Because he will not get the same wages from Putrid Petrie, so what IS the point of buying McGinn, for me that is PISH.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Ah but you have just fell into the Broony fly-trap, because Broony plays defensive mid, whereas McGinn plays as… fuck knows what but it surely isn’t defensive mid. And here’s the thing we have many attacking midfielders like Calmac, Christie, Rogical
and we surely don’t need another one. McTominay on the other hand does play defensive mid, like Biton.

FredDDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

“I mean what IS the point in buying McGinn”

whit aboot the goalie tam whit aboot the goalie

3 years ago

Sink us and we’ll sink you.

Monti
3 years ago

Caption: After being invited to be a member of the audience, at the Kyle files show, Una in her excitement parks the car better than usual.

Brencelt
3 years ago

“The journey” takes a new twist for the hunnish hordes

3 years ago

Caption: At last three football fans find somewhere that Glasgow City Council will let them park on match day.

Noel Skytrot
3 years ago

Mick, if you parked in the toon and a sinkhole opened up and swallowed yer car GCC would still look for a parking fee.

Mike
3 years ago

Caption, James Bonds amphibious car came from “Russia with Love” with
“The spy who loved me” and although she knew that I had “Thunderballs” she wanted a Gold ring on her finger “Goldfinger” but unfortunately although “You only live twice” the “Doctor said NO”

Eamonn McCloskey
3 years ago

Raman enthuses about Ge55ards new fitness improvement training taking place at a wet Murray,auchenhowie, Hunnel training facility due to leaks in the roof

Southside Bhoy
3 years ago

Caption – “Fuck – we’re up to our knees in it now”

50 Shades of Green
3 years ago

We all live in a red submarine a red submarine a red submarine…..

Puggy67
3 years ago

Caption: The Ted Kennedy Diploma in Political Expediency class undertake a practical examination.

My wife left me because I didn’t open a door for her. Well the car was full of water…

Mike
3 years ago

Come on Arlene, come on Arlene……..First the GAA and next the LGBT, whatever next…

Come on Arlene, oh come on Arlene,
Too ra too ra loo aye,
For the faith of our Holy Fathers.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Are you sure Weered? or ama a meringue. 😉

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Weered, there’s many on here who would shatter a mirror, but there’s no many who could lay 400 bricks a day.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Weered, Monti has been lifted in Perth, “a one legged man” has stolen two vacuum cleaners (one for him and one for Una) and made his getaway on a top of the range mobility scooter. I knew there was something brewing, he’s been very quiet, taking his mobile phone out his arse in Perth prison and phoning e-tims.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Shut your pus!

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

What’s ” camogie “?

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Its a bit like camel toe but only fur men.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

So am ur. 😉

Mike
3 years ago
dingbat
3 years ago

Can anyone else hear a banjo?

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  dingbat

Nah, Just Una moaning about the cost of Dolce Gusto pods.

Bognorbhoy
3 years ago

Caption…

Tinsel town in the rain video….. take one

Rob O'Keeffe
3 years ago

Caption: I told you there was a big feckin hole round about this part of Warrenpoint!…….

Monti
3 years ago

Somebody needs to take that horn off that annoying cunt in the crowd, Iran v Portugal.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Not that Mike will hear it 🙂

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Haw You get ofama cloud.

charlie
3 years ago

caption that horrible moment 3 new zombies crash thur motor intae a puddle and realise sevco huvny booked a bus tae training

charlie
3 years ago

heers a cracker fae clumps ha ha

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie
charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

speakn ae busses heers an auld wan fae oor phil

charlie
3 years ago
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Monti
3 years ago

Caption: After crashing the car into the sink hole, Una orders her family to fund her mobile phone, lippy & Jeremy kyle tickets.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Find

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

hows it hingin monti

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie,
Slightly to the left, an inch above the knee.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Indeed sir

Monti
3 years ago

On my finger scale, i have Belgium a full fist to fuck england.

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

excuse me ..he he

FredDDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

hope so. coming second Gives England a better run in.

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  FredDDobbs

a concur

charlie
3 years ago

fred ya wee attention seeker gei yersel peace ffs

charlie
3 years ago

heers the best pound fur pound at the W C

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie
Iancelt67
3 years ago

Iran should’ve had a penalty earlier so totally fair they should get one. Not impressed with Portugal or Spain or any team apart from Croatia and Belgium and maybe Uruguay Germans are coming alive and if they get their tails up they’ll win it. Think the football is ok don’t know if it’s better than the brazil World Cup. Engerland will fail in the next round hopefully

Iancelt67
3 years ago

Great weather over here by the way swimming in Gourock at 6pm that’s way more than my imagination can take. Was outside the louden today as one of my entourage had a martial arts do in ibrox. Was going to piss against the wall too many orcs about . Finally getting over my jet lag and looking forward to getting to the upcoming games.
Hail Hail

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

caption iancelt67 swimming in gourock he he

SFTB
3 years ago

Caption

We were just driving Morelos to the airport ourselves when he said ” No- Let me drive!”

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  SFTB

caption more or less sais the aye brokes toilets aint that bad

3 years ago

Caption : When i said take us to the watering hole i meant the pub.Uber is fuckin useless say the Lennon csc.

Iancelt67
3 years ago

You guys live in a beautiful country. Feel like I’m hame we deserve better football maybe it’s in the post don’t want to go back great people great environment.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

That’s why they hiv visas so tits like you can fuck off hame and gie the rest of us some peace. We dinny live in a zoo, so you kin look an laugh and pick fleas of oor arses.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

That’s Scotch btw fur welcome gled yer here. 😉

Iancelt67
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

British passport no visa mike. Means I can come up and worry your sheep till the cows come home . Already slightly traumatised by my ibrox experience who knows where I’ll end up. Looking forward to making that champions league qualifier then livi and hearts. Love it my boy and girl will be there and fuck anyone who disagrees

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

ffs weered jockistan taught yoos about violence

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Weered,
Let’s hope they look out for Catholic Icebergs this time……

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

🙂

Iancelt67
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Lol away and fuck yersels born and bred here and might stay xenophobia’ it’s cool. Apologies if I’ve come across a wanker can’t help myself at times. Reasonably humble guy and would like to meet some of you and buy you an ale. Not a tourist at all expat back on home ground. And if any of you guys hit oz I’d be the first to welcome you.

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

iancelt67 welcome home mate a bet glesgas mer green and white than whenever you left anda concur aboot you cummin across like a wanker ha ha ha ha

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Iancelt,
Are you wearing safari gear & one of those hats with the corks hanging from them?

Crocodile Dundee?

That’s the first time someone has mentioned teeth & Dundee in the same sentence.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

I’le no be coming doon tae fuckin Gourock to meet anybody, its a shithole, but if you come to Perth, youle ken its me cos I’le be the one with the truncheon in ma back pocket. 😉

Iancelt67
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Ok Perth it is

Mike
3 years ago

Tomorrow is Sevco’s day to answer charges put to them by the SFA’s Compliance Officer, after 7 years of pursuit by the Res. 12 bhoys, the time has finally arrived for them to explain why they never declared the overdue Tax Bill of £2.8 mill. in there licence application and therebye cheated Celtic of participation in that years C.L. qualifiers. We wish Auldheid and his men a happy ending to their dogged pursuit.

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

mikey hopefully the res 12 bhoys day has come …..god bless thum aint clever tims grand

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Oh Aye Charlie grand so they are, just grand.

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

mike whose yer tip for the WC

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

and a dont mean the wc ye send a friend tae the coast oan ha ha ha ha

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie,
He’ll naturally go for the side who’s nation have the biggest noses….Iran?

charlie
3 years ago

caption ralph and the lennon csc find a quiet place for a swally ………………then the pissin starts

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

ffs weered aulder aint the word fur yon lennon csc anciant is mer appropriate fs they wrote this song

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie
3 years ago

Caption : Whit happened tae the fish you said were here eh! the crocodile behind you ate them.
Run ya dick. Whit! Cannae hear ye

charlie
3 years ago

heers another wan for that ralph wan even though a dont win the caption every day …..no matter how much beer and whisky a sendum ……….some cunts sendin bigger parcels but anyway heers ma favorite

charlie
3 years ago
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charlie
3 years ago

celebrate 7 8 9 then ten its harder oan the zombies ha ha aint celtic grand

charlie
3 years ago

weered how did the cliftonville lassies get oan

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

wan fur weered

charlie
3 years ago
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charlie
3 years ago

heers wan for the human beings reading this …….lurkin huns kiss ma arse

charlie
3 years ago
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charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

weev got that and the zombies have a song about stealin a sash aff some other cunts washin line ha ha aint huns dumb

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

My favourite hymn “Faith of our Holy Fathers” we will be true to you till death, we will be true to you till… death.

Lucinda top of the class three years running at Kilgraston, champion skier, champion grandwean strong, confidant, beautiful, brown belt Karata, very clever, the future is in the greatest hands.

charlie
3 years ago

wan for saiz the kiddon sodger

charlie
3 years ago
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charlie
3 years ago

wan for dom

charlie
3 years ago
charlie
3 years ago

the story

charlie
3 years ago
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charlie
3 years ago
charlie
3 years ago
Mike
3 years ago

Common tae fuck the C.O. time to step up to the plate and fine and ban the Govanites its time you did something about the cheating and the fraud.. getoanwiit.

Gav
3 years ago

caption: Honestly mucker, it wiz defo the o’FISHul Morelos fax fae china…. it wis this big…. nah, it goat away

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