Celtic Diary Wednesday October 10: And Now The Important Stuff…

Someone, somewhere has been waiting for this news…

Konami Digital Entertainment and eFootball.Pro have announced that Scottish Premiership defending champions Celtic FC are joining the international eSports league for professional football clubs. Celtic join FC Barcelona, FC Schalke 04 and AS Monaco as partners in this league, which looks to expand professional teams presence in eSports. This comes after Celtic FCare featured heavily in Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 promotional material.

Head of Business Development at Celtic FC Gordon Kaye said “Following our partnership with Konami, creating a PES team to challenge for the inaugural eFootball.Pro title is an exciting first step into the evolving world of eSports and we look forward to competing against top international teams”.

Former professional player Gerard Piqué, who is the president of eFootball.Pro added: “It’s great news that Celtic joins our competition. I have faced them several times as a player and I know that they will show in eSports the same integrity they display on the pitch. Having a club with so much history will give us the necessary values to make our league a model in the sector”.

The details of the team have yet to be announced, but we know they will be playing against the aforementioned teams and other top-level international clubs that are yet to be unveiled. 

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The world of video football is apparently quite popular, and the game itself can be enthralling.. The graphics, the level of control over players, squads and formations has changed beyond belief since my day…

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But is it for the better ?

Digital players cared more about the club they played for back then, and it wasn’t just digital players.

Table football could be realistic as well. And was also used to make a political statement in the run up to the Bosman case, with one popular brand encasing players in concrete tubs to portray how clubs used to have complete control over a players career…

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Even the one where you pushed the players head down to kick the ball had a sort of symbolic meaning about oppression. Or something.

 

But thats all changed now, and I look forward to the day when some teen sensation from somewhere in Europe says he joined Celtic because they were his favourite eSports team…

 

International week.

Thats why I’m talking about virtual football. Which will replace total football when kids realise its much easier to fiddle around with knobs than it is to join a kids football team where some dodgy guy will…oh, i’d better leave that thought where it is.

On a serious note, though, it won’t be long before the idea of running around knee deep in mud on a winters morning loses its appeal, and that won’t be good for the game long term.

The fat guys will go first, leading to a nationwide goalkeeping crisis. We’ll end up bringing older keepers who’ve been banned or something just to make up the numbers.

And wait till you see the depths we end up plumbing for managers…

 

Ah, managers.

Our own gaffer, Brendan Rodgers has slipped out of the limelight and taken advantage of the break to recharge his batteries.

They media are still determined for him to join Aston Villa, and although Thierry Henry has turned the job down, Rodgers is still fairly highly priced in the betting behind the more favoured choices.

Te Birmingham Mail, who you would think have more of an insight than the likes of Traynors Tittle Tattle Co. Ltd seem to think a guy called Rui Faria is the favourite, although there is still a chance John Terry will get the job, but only if Aston Villa continue to tackle their business under the spell of terminal stupidity.

 

If you think the club has a case of terminal stupidity, try this from a guy called George Blake, over on Transfer Tavern. who might even be one of our own, its kind of hard to tell..as he asks for the thoughts of Celtic fans at the end..

As burns said, its always good to see ourselves as others see us, it gives us a bit of perspective.

Wonder if this guy is interested in how we see him after this…his thoughts on our manager…

It’s been a tough few months for Celtic and Brendan Rodgers. The manager hasn’t had the best start to the season over in Scotland, and it’s fair to say that Celtic have been well below par. Expected to challenge and often dominate at the top of SPFL, it’s not quite gone to plan….

….After all, Celtic is really not a great place to be at the moment. Sure, they’re close to the top of the table, but it’s been their worst start to the season for a while, and it’s clear that the manager has not been able to have as big of an impact as he has in previous years. Things could yet turnaround, and they seem to be going that way, but they could just as easily flip back to the other side too – and that would be hugely problematic for the club.

Furthermore, a move to Villa could be seen as the ideal next step for him. Granted, he’s more used to managing top European sides like Celtic and Liverpool – but Villa could have been the perfect stepping stone to get back on the horse in England. They’re a top side with a rich pedigree, and given their recent struggles, his pedigree would arguably rise far higher than it would by just winning the SPFL again. If he wants to get back to the highest level, then, it would have been a wise move. If successful, he’d be back in the Premier League with Villa, or perhaps another big team could come calling.

Furthermore, whilst the job at Villa is a sizeable one – it’s not impossible. Revamped ownership came in over the summer, and there is a core group of decent players. Jack Grealish is, obviously, the best player at the club, but between the likes of loanees Tammy Abraham and Yannick Bolasie and other players like John McGinn – there is a great core to build around for the next year at least.

Leaving one of Europe’s biggest clubs in Celtic would be tough, and another year of domination must be tempting Rodgers. However, he may not be met with an opportunity like this anytime soon, and it seems like the perfect chance to make a move.

Celtic fans – thoughts? 

Here’s mine… in multiple choice form..

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I thought I’d stick up for our club today, as after tomorrow nights podcast I’ve a feeling there won’t be any christmas cards winging my way signed “All the best, Peter and the lads, ”

Just as well , I suppose. He usually leaves the stamp off.

Channel 4 have written back to me about the reality show I wanted them to do. apparently “Celebrity Chainsaw Massacre ” is a non starter, but they might consider ” The Y Factor “, where new talent is showcased and asked Y the fuck did you think anyone would want to watch your act .

 

They weren’t overly keen on handing out bags of monkey dust to big brother contestants either, though they did agree it would liven things up. Especially as its now a channel 5 show.

 

Back to football, and we hear that Stuart Armstrong is homesick…but there are no plans to bring him back up the road. That ship has sailed to Southampton…somewhat poetically..

The papers won;t leave Leigh Griffiths alone. Now he’s getting the balme for “liking 2 a tweet about Alex McLeish, even though it was done by a parody account..

As you can see, Keith Jackson reckons the Scotland manager and Griffiths should get together and sort it out for the good of the nation….the good of the nation ?

Alex McLeish, a tax dodging talentless oaf who hasn’t had a proper job since he was sacked by Birmingham about ten years ago.

A job, incidentally,  he took at a moments notice… ( Daily Mail, 23 november 2007 )

Alex did not mention the issue at all as we flew back from Johannesburg to London overnight following the World Cup draw in South Africa,” revealed Peat. ( Yes, that Peat )

“Before we had left Durban, we told Birmingham we were refusing them permission to talk to our manager. We had even been saying to Alex over there that we would offer him an improved deal.

“Then, when Birmingham made their official approach, we wanted to leave it all until our office-bearers could meet on Wednesday morning at Hampden. At Heathrow, he simply told us he had other business to attend to and was heading elsewhere.” 

Smith also had business in London, so Peat flew to Glasgow with McLeish’s seat on the plane north empty.

“By lunchtime, we received a faxed letter signed by Alex tendering his resignation,” added the SFA president. “He said it was with regret that he was stepping down with immediate effect. Alex has broken his contract and, under those terms, he is liable for compensation. But I think we all know that is picked up by the club in question.” 

Would you employ that man ?

 

Politics now…

Anyone fancy a quick game of spot the difference ? Tricky, because there doesn’t appear to be any…

 

Yesterday, we had this picture…

Alex McLeish talks with Scotland coach James McFadden during Monday's training session

Desmond and the Dekkers October 9, 2018 at 3:51 pm · Edit · Reply →

Caption: we could call up Boydy – seems to have an answer for everything boss 

today…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dziekanowski’s nightclub child

Caption ‘Mate, that’s you pregnant’

Mike

George Blakey Blake should stick to on the buses..

“Jack”, Olives been crying all morning, what happened to her last night?
“Stan Butler”, Nothing, that’s why she’s crying.

“Inspector George Blakey Blake”, “You lecherous moron you”.
Sorry George we know who the moron really is…

Monti

” I’ll get you Butler “

Uralius

Caption: Oi Griff, just found out I’m raising wan o’ yer bairns.

Its one in the eye for the poor ballboy as another Griiffiths love child claim is made

Monti

Well done to the Supreme court & in particular Ashers bakery in NI!

Fuck the PC Brigade!
A STRAIGHT forward victory!

The Cha

Are you fully compatible with DUP/sharia?

DUP = ourselves alone…

The Cha

Not quite, Sharia and Monti are fellow travellers!

Neil Lenin

DUP- wealthy rural Unionists who give not a fuck for the PUL working class. Also a mirror image of those Tory bastards, self interest comes before the electorate ever will.

Monti

Cha,
The homosexual physical act is a sin…..that is the word of God & is the word i believe in!

The Cha

It’s prejudice, by god it is.

BroxburnBhoy

What next no cakes for Catholics? This is simply prejudice unashamed and unabashed.

The Cha

Let them eat cake, unless they’re gay or other non-DUP approved.

Monti

BB,
PISH

Una

Strange one from u mong, they’re free p paisley lovers

Una… the Free P’s have little or no say in the DUP now. Where have you been recently

Monti

Jeremy Kyle Omnibus….

Monti

“Mong”? Oh dear….
Away & put the tea on wench

Uralius

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Out of order here Una, I’m disgusted you used that term on here to describe anything other than a dog.

Una

It short yerm for mongoose I’ve done nothing so when you get there do it again

Una

Short term btw

bgbhoy

debate in work re this… but basically they should have the right to refuse to do it, it doesn’t make them correct in doing so but it’s surely their right?

bgbhoy… I’d be surprised if there would be such an uproar if it was a Pro or Anti abortion cake… but then it would probably be the high moral stance that had to be taken…minefield..

Monti

Weered,
Fudge the issue as usual…..

Monti

Bgbhoy,
I think they are right tho……

alan

fucking bigots. would they refuse to bake a cake for a black man?

do they have a sign up that says ” right wing cakes only baked in this bakery”?

the ashers are bigots dressed in a cloak of religious respectability.

what would jesus say?

Monti

Easy Mary…..you’ll break a fingernail

Monti

Jesus would have given them a fairy cake….

Monti

Alan,
You seem a little upset by this news…..are you gay?
Just wondering…..sniff.

alan

monti,

you seem a little too delighted with this new.

compensating?..sniff.

God gave Adam a ribbing for wanking.

You said my first team is deid ya cunt !

jimboh

I see Resource limit Reached is making a comeback.
More comebacks than Sinatra.
7 posts on the Board since 10.43.
O.K. I know it’s the international break..but come on .
No wonder the regulars are taking an Autumn break over on Pat’s Railway.

Monti

ETims first & ETims last & ETims overall!

charlie

awe hen is your PMT playing up or is it your PTSD wae readin awe they violent commando comics ……ask yer carer for a cuddle you know it makes sense

FredDDobbs@hotmail.com

databases 1970’s style

SteveNaive

Striker was okay but the heads kept breaking, In Subbuteo you couldn’t get the pitch flat enough and you always knelt on a player. I also had Bobby Charlton’s which had the men in a kind of crater into which the ball bearing ran and you turned a dial to kick it with a flange affair. When you caught it right it flew harder than one of Bobby’s shots.

charlie

your fulla shit it wisnae a room ye slinked intae it wis yer loft noo fuck off back up ther ps wae a cunt like you aboot yer da probably thought if ye dinae laugh yeed cry

Monti

🙂

Bgbhoy

What is ptsd then?

charlie

in that cunts case PTSD is when his carer takes his commando books affum .

charlie

a think bigboy knows what PTSD is he was referring to it being an affliction ya thick zombie cunt

charlie

see if a didnae like a swally that daft cunt would drive me tae it ha ha ha ha

charlie

like a said fulla shit

charlie

a think bigboy was being sarcastic you stupid zombie fantasist

Honest hoops

Caprmtion; we are going to win the league..aye right…keep taking the medication..

SteveNaive

See Maradona has one out…Blow Football.
Try the fish.

Monti

Would that not be ‘ sniff football’?
Mike would win that all day long 😉

Monti

Or the Stephen Gerrard version, basically during the game, all the cars in the car park get their stereos stolen.

D'Fhinnein Mick

JIMBOH

Mine got lost as well. Despite a fair few attempts.

Heyho…

Monti

This Nick Powell seems to be strongly linked with Celtic?

The Cha

I know Barcelona have “slumped” from their all-conquering days but to describe their captain as an ex-footballer is a bit harsh.

Caption “Hey Leigh, The Rangers Lite are coming to best the Hibees”

D'Fhinnein Mick

Was George Blake not a spy? Back on the 50s wi Philby et al?

Cortes

Escaped in the early 1960s, IIRC.

I blame Putin. And Novichok.

Caption.. Griff finds his first “wean”…

Monti

Cup of tea & slice of cake aunt Sally?

jimmybee

Caption:Win the league haha Sit doon m8 ye couldnae beat sevco

Tim Buffy

What was the football game called where the players were on a raised pitch and had a magnet on their base? You controlled them with a stick which had an opposite polarity magnet on the end. Beat the crap out of Subbuteo and that other one where you pressed their heads down to make them kick the ball. If you were good at it you could make them go on mazy runs. Mind you nothing was better than bar football where you could birl the players around and move them from side in wee groups. Used to get hugely competitive… Read more »

Monti

Did it have a casino with optional floating pitch?

Rob(LG,say No to EBTs)O'Keeffe

A wee joke to cheer Tims(especially farmers)up : Two guys out for a walk come across a huge hole (sorry Una).One says to the other that it’s so deep,he can’t see the bottom(sorry Elton).The other guy says that there’s an old car engine lying there,we’ll through it down and see how deep it is.They both have trouble lifting it but manage to throw it down.The next second,a goat comes flying out of the bushes and dives down the hole.A farmer appears and asks them if he’s seen his goat.They tell him what happened and he says “Impossible,I chained it to… Read more »

Rob(LG,say No to EBTs)O'Keeffe

Throw it down…..blame the Prozac and vast amounts of Guinness…

SteveNaive

Tim, the first game you mentioned was pre Sevco on their floating pitch. They were controlled by a stick, the one they throw in the air.
Bar football is rubbish, the tables and chairs get in the way. Glasgow Uni.Union, is that where women were barred until recently ?

charlie

the ironic thing is you talkin aboot tits when you spend yer day fantasising aboot blawin sodgers trumpets

Uralius

I think your conclusions are probably correct Charlie doesn’t like himself and never has. He blames himself. Deep down he still blames himself. He is twisted and rotting from the liver out. Sad really, of only he could forgive himself, then he could like himself and then maybe one day could stop his self-destructive spiral.

charlie

ffs even its alter ego is agreeing wae me he he

Uralius

Yeah I guess he doesn’t understand how the reply function works.

Tim Buffy

Bar football in the Men’s Union was played in the snooker hall where there was plenty of room. As for women not being allowed (although they were at dances, discos, folk night’s etc), the clue is in the name – MEN’S Union. The fairer sex had their own, it was called the Queen Margaret Union. Fortunately I was long departed before the Men’s Union became mixed.
Having lit the blue touch paper I’m away to look for my passport.

Mike

Soccorette, Had a game like that, it was great to play it when your mum and dad were working the same shift and play it with your brothers, you would sip on a sherry, light up a fag and after the board game, play fitba. in the livingroom with a golf ball.
Mind you that got banned when the golf ball went through the glass display cabinet. Allegedly.

Monti

Mike,
There was a game called ‘ Kick off ‘…upgrade on subbuteo..
Had a wee button at the back of the player which when pressed, made the player do a kicking motion.
Derk Boerrigter’s button was broken 🙂

Uralius

Aye and I suppose Compper went missing every time you opened the box.

Uralius

Nobody has the right to another persons labor. That is all.

Monti

What about prostitutes? Surely if i choose to purchase one, then i deserve their labour?

Monti

Not that i’d ever purchase one….or two…..cough.

Uralius

Prostitute may refuse your custom, as you well know and have experienced.

Mike

I’m finding it incredibly difficult to get through to the site, my longish and intelligent posts are being thrown into the dusty bin of all things Celtic. And when you get through to read the diary all you read in the comments is about is bakers and hoors. Mon noo, think about the Celtic and did I read that of the two semi-finals, the Huns at Hampden tickets are on sale for £25.00 and its £30.00 for Murrayfield, FFS. and did UEFA really allow the Huns to reduce away ticket allocation for visiting fans, instead of the customary 5% to… Read more »

Iancelt67

You think you’re intelligent because you’re around sheep all day mike. Maybe the resource thing is a message from god to rethink our posts like this one . I’ll put the t to the test

Mike

I saw an Aussie mate the other day, walking down the street with a sheep under both arms, I posted to him.. “Hi mate you shearing, he replied.. Naw mate I’m gonny fuck them both myself.”

Halelluja.

Mike

And that says it all to me, instead of the Celtic message of inequality, point scoring is the order of the day..

Iancel67

British soldier to Aussie soldier ww2. “Did you come here to die (today)” Aussie soldier “no I came here yesterdie (yesterday)

Terry John

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I’m a fanny Leigh -pump me

Cortes

“How dae rate the blow job, Leigh?”

Cortes

How dae ye rate the blow job, Leigh?

Spudscave

Caption how can I make a comment when a cany see the picture

Uralius

Just make a funny joke about Shagger!

Monti

Spud,
Just say I believe “Kieran Tierney was talked into staying “…
Hey Presto….you’ll win the comp 🙂

Monti

BB,
PISH

Monti

Why should women get the same level of pay as men, when women have more time off to have babies?
Surely this means men are more essential workers?

Bgbhoy

Haha you love it

Monti

🙂

Monti

Swally soon m8?

bgbhoy

yeah man, im home for my birthday, few beers during the day then go to the Leipzig match? andy is going. callum etc

bgbhoy

also, the stag do will be the first weekend of april in derry if you can manage a weekend.. think we are home to livi that day..

bgbhoy

andybhoy/henke is paying for it all….

Monti

Doubt it…..you should have seen his pus when he bought me a cup of coffee….cup final day last year. 🙂

bgbhoy

hahaha

Morning all…Monti…essential workers… Now there’s a dicotomy if I ever seen one 🙂

Monti

Das Good ya? 🙂

Monti

Weered,
I deserve an Oscar for that…..

Monti… That’s a Wilde idea 🙂

Monti

The only German i know is from ‘ Call of Duty ‘

” Officer in ze boonka ”
” English ” & ” Grenata ” 🙂

Monti

My favourite is …LICHT AN

Monti

🙂

Uralius

Try this Monti:
“Ich bin ein Schmutzige Schotte. Ich habe ein bisschen Speck und ein sehr grosse Schlange.”
“Ich schaue für ein schlampe mit dicke titten.”
After 5 or 6 beers that should get you exactly what you’re needing.

Una

Oh dear thats very offensive towards them Germany very racist taking the piss out of their language

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Would you no be better in defence Leigh?

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Smell the musk.

Neil Lenin

Caption…Hun wags night out in the Louden.

The Scottish press, radio etc are a shower of wankers chasing viewers, listeners, readers and clicks, better off ignoring anything they say about us. When are our supporters going to catch on? Ignore the noise.

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