Celtic Diary Thursday February 28: Normal Service Resumed

Celtic beat Hearts 2-1 at Tynecastle last night.

But , of course, the scoreline doesn’t tell the full story.

Oddsone Edouard scored the winner in stoppage time after an absorbing and entertaining match that as the cliche says, had everything.

But that doesn’t tell the full story either.

This wasn’t the same Celtic that played under that bloke who’s gone to Leominster, or wherever, this was a lean mean Celtic who gave out the rough stuff when it was given out to them.

Hearts started it, and Celtic gave it back.

This team are not going to be bullied. Scott Brown, Nir Biton and Kris Ajer added that wee bit of bite to the bark that made a crucial difference to the outcome.

Ajer especially, the daft big sod gave away a penalty but then again, Scott Bain should have been more aware of the pressure the Hearts forwards had been putting on the recipients of his passes to defenders.

The first goal was an example of classic counter attacking football, Hearts had been in the ascendency, and even looking like they might take the lead, but a few passes, some remarkable pace and James Forrest was there to tap in the opener.

The referee had let a few meaty challenges go, but was fairly happy to use the yellow card when he felt it was needed, and to be fair, he had a good game, presumably to make up for the horror show one of his colleagues will present on Saturday at Easter Road.

Hearts had a man sent off, perhaps harshly, for an enthusiastic jump into Jeremy Toljan, but to be fair, since they’d played two lines of four when out of possession, it didn’t really upset their style.

When Oddsone Edoaurd got on the end of that cross to swipe the winner past the keeper, a difficult nights work had been completed.

And the faces of the two managers kind of summed it up..

That fourth official doesn’t look overly pleased either..

 

Lennon has only been here for a day, and he’s got the players onside, they’re back on topic, and we can all heave a sigh of relief and hopefully things will settle down again.

And he might even be putting the band back together..

 

Will he sort that arsing about at the back with the ball ? Lennon even referred to that in his post match comments..

“I’m ecstatic,” 

“It’s a great win in a difficult place. Under the circumstances we should have made more of the game. We were a goal up at half-time but we have to stop the sloppiness when playing out from the back. We shot ourselves in the foot and gave Hearts something to hold on to when we should have been in control of the game.

“When teams get behind the ball they can make it difficult for you. People will say you’re not moving the ball quick enough but it’s difficult to do sometimes when teams sit in so deep. We kept going and put a quality ball into the box, which is something we lacked as well tonight, but I can’t fault the players. Their mentality is absolutely brilliant. It’s a brilliant win and psychologically huge.

“It’s a tough place to come. We got beat here earlier in the season and I’ve been here with Hibs a few times. They are well-drilled and have plenty of heart and fight, good defenders and good attackers.” 

The camera did go to him a few times during the game, and to describe his expression as intense would be an understatement..but the relief afterwards may help him to settle down a bit, and the support he has had from within the club and from the support has made him feel, well, at home..

“It’s been a brilliant response from the supporters,” 

“I’m so happy for them. It’s been a difficult couple of days for the players and supporters. I have to give a huge amount of credit to John Kennedy for the way he set the team up and Damien Duff as well.

“They’re going to be vital for me, absolutely vital. They’ve done a tremendous job for me over the last couple of days so we go again. We get in tomorrow and get ready for the next game. Hibs are playing well and winning games so it’s going to be a tough game again.

“It was really nerve-racking beforehand. You don’t want to let people down and in the end it’s a great relief and joy. But it’s only one game. There’s still a long way to go but psychologically for me it’s a huge step forward.” 

The unsung hero of the hour, however, is John Kennedy.

Scott Brown and Neil Lennon may publicly be accredited with rallying the troops, but Kennedy has done more than his fair share, much more, to keep things intact.

When the dust settles and the trophies are won, he , we hear, should be the guy who unfurls next seasons flag.

 

 

 

But most importantly, will the new dance moves, initiated by Peter Lawwell, catch on ?

Scott Brown, as captain , had to say a few words about Roger whatsisname, who wanted to spend more time with his bank statements…the Daily Express said he said..

“It is always going to be a shock when a manager leaves a club, but we need to just continue what we are doing.

“He has left us in a great situation and we need to make sure we keep going on for him as well. 

There is always going to be a lot of stick but, for me, he was brilliant on a personal level and that is what really counts.

“It is sad to see him go but the fans were unbelievable [at Tynecastle] today, singing for 90 minutes. Whether it is Lenny or whether it was Brendan, they are always following us. 

“It is never going to be a great time to have a manager leaving but he has left us in a great place. For me personally, it was sad to see him leave.

“But we have another great manager coming in who will build on what Brendan has done and hopefully keep it going until the end of the season.” 

The Daily record said he said..

I spoke to Brendan. I wished him all the best. He’s been unbelievable for me. I was written off this season, the season before, the season before, the season before….

“I just keep coming back. For me, he was unbelievable. He realised that I still had a couple of years left in my legs and he put a lot of faith in me and a lot of trust.

“It’s been very hard losing a top quality manager. But it’s a top quality manager who has come in. We are all going to miss Brendan. He’s been fantastic for this club.

“For me, the club wasn’t in a great place two-and-a-half years ago. We were winning the league, but look at the football we were playing.

“Brendan re-energised the whole club. He took us in to the Champions League these last few years as well.

“For me personally, it was sad to see him leave. But we have another great manager coming in who will build on what Brendan has done and hopefully keep it going until the end of the season.”

Danny McGrain said.. (paraphrased )

Thats a lot of shite what he said about me asking him if i had a job here. ” 

It turns out that upon examination an awful lot of what Brendan rodgers said was indeed of a fictitious nature.

In fact, I’m not even sure his name was Brendan.

 

Scott Brown hails ‘unbelievable’ ex-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

Yeah. That’s about fucking right.

 

Anyway, there’s a couple of days break until the visit to Easter road, and a chance for the little faults in the system to be ironed out.

Players will be coming back from injury, probably a bit quicker now, they’ll be training with a smile on their faces and above all, they’ve got a manager they can trust.

And politicians..

the media..

‘Welcome back, Neil Lennon. Here’s a song about the IRA…’

and the “rangers ” support have all got their bad guy back.

I’m quite sure the thought of Lennon winning a treble has dampened down their enthusiasm over Brian Richards leaving for Lesser Hampden.

 

Meanwhile, over at Ibrox, they claim to be £5.2m in profit according their last , er, accounts.

And yet, they’ve only gone and got another ,er, overdraft yesterday..

application-pdf

Its all over the papers..oh wait, no, it won’t be.

 

But I’m sure someone out there knows what its all about.

It’s probably to book their support a wee break on an island somewhere for cup final weekend. Somewhere with no tvs, radio or internet.

Yesterday, we showed this,

Arsene Parcelie

 

Today…although some pictures need no words..

 

 

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TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Port, thanks a million for makin’ me cry like a hurt wean.
Great comment, and one I could easily understand!
Now pass me the Stilton, oh, and the Port as a huvny goat any, and fuck gout, this is worth The World.
Aye, port, I’m still buzzing too.
HH

Mike A
1 year ago

Caption: For next time you get injured KT we’ve got this robot replacement. They’ll never notice.

1 year ago

Caption: after weeks out injured, Lenny reveals to the fans that all that was needed to get KT back to full fitness was a wee scoosh of antiperspirant – that’s the real Lynx effect!

BelfastBhoy
1 year ago

Caption: Legends.

No other words needed.

Cesar
1 year ago

Last Christmas I gave you my heart,
and the very next day, you gave it away,
This year, to save me from tears,
I’le give it to someone special..

Great wee pass from young Hendo, with foresight and the touch to see
the pass and then to execute it, my my wonderful.
French toasted…

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption

Celtic supporters celebrate a hard fought win

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Caption
If you get a phone call from Brendan give him Izzy’s new number

mattyboy
1 year ago

this is what it means to be celtic through n through

Stuart
1 year ago

Good read bro, did you notice the presenter words when the upcoming games came on it started Watford v Leicester to the same with BR at the helm to BR’s Leicester as he takes the reigns for his first game in charge while all of us were watching the game and thinking ffs fannies oh and caption THE THUNDER HAS RETURNED

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Watford v Leicester. Like watching Livingston v Hamilton

BJF
1 year ago

Think I’ll change my moniker to” Did you see the look on Levin’s face?” Real fight and skill from Celtic at a difficult venue, the atmosphere would never get to us, too professional, but it did bring the best out of them. Best but not good enough to beat a Celtic without McGregor, Christie, Rogic, Benkovic and their nemisis, Leigh Griffiths. Agree with the Rdlph’s comment on the “hardness”, it came from Bitton, Boyata and Ajer, bounced the jam tarts around, good.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

Boyata is a fucking clown, almost sold the shirts again last night!
Should have been sold years ago!

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Pish.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

For a moment last night I thought Lenny had brought Efe with him.

Martin67
1 year ago

Celtic: This is what real Celtic men look like!

Pedro
1 year ago

This SteadyCam lark is a piece of cake KT…..

proddie
1 year ago

Some months ago after another piss poor European defeat I mentioned the lack of passion and suggested ” Anyone for Lenny”. A few of you tore me a new arsehole.
I for one am delighted he’s back. Not the greatest manager, but a fire in his belly that is worth 10 BRs

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  proddie

He’s fine as a caretaker but not got it at the highest level that we aspire to.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Lenny got us further in the Champions League with considerably less budget. He is far more tactically astute than Brendan Rodgers.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

That was 7 years ago and European football has changed beyond recognition since then.

Of more relevance was his record with Hibs this year; lost 3 or 4 goals in the Faroes and were humiliated by Molde.

Yes, he’ll have better players with us but I suggest that’s not a manager who’ll compete with the likes of Leipzig, far less the superclubs.

Monti
1 year ago

Caption: ” THEY STOOD BESIDE THEIR LEADER, THE GALLANT BOBBY SANDS “

Monti
1 year ago

I see that google eyed fuck wank, Jonathan Sutherland on Sportscene, raise the subject of the Celtic support singing of our glorious fallen Volunteers?

Thought the support were world class in everything they did!

God bless the Pope, our Priests & Nuns, our Holy Roman Catholic Church…..

WE ARE THE PAPAL!

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Heard that and wondered whether he’d mention it after the Huns game.

Nah, the day Billy Bigot, the little drummer boy is sent down, no doubt the genocide choir in full voice.

Total fanny.

Cesar
1 year ago

“Its the Pope that kills them”.

Pass the sick bag from the left hand side.

Zombie Economics. Revenues up to £35.2 mill. up 82% from the same period in 2017. “Zombies” lost a total of £14.3 mill. for the 12 months to June 30th. last year.

Cesar
1 year ago
Reply to  Cesar

Its £38 mill. in the bank as I recall, with the money they have received in compo. from Brendan. Having said that, we have to rebuild the first team and replace about 13 players whose contracts are up in the summer. Any new manager will need to spend big, but will need WD40 to prize the biscuit tin open. As for them, they are like a duck looking ok from the top, but paddling like fuck and holed under the water…

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Cesar

Yep, the way Lawwell celebrated last night was the thought of all the money he’d made and saved.

Whacking bonus for him again but don’t expect concomitant investment in a quality manager and players.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

You think we’ll spend £40m?

I’ll have some of what you’re smoking!

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

It’s a nosebag bong….Cypress Hill cock the hammer 🙂

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

It’s time for action.

Spudscave
1 year ago

Caption Lenny just heard there’s a winter vomiting bug broke out at snake mountain

Cesar
1 year ago

I think that we all will be glad to see the end of the passing out from the back from the keeper. But but but, there’s a place for the building from the back in the right circumstances, tiring out opposition players, dictating the pace of the game. Game management is an art form, in that players can learn when to press and when to bide your time, dictating the game flow is all part of the being a professional player, being patient with players, the younger ones especially. Whatever way you look at it, some great ideas have been introduced over the last couple of years, a more professional approach has been introduced. I was glad also to see Lustig introduced, a ten year Celtic player, who knows instinctively how his fellow Celtic players game inside out. The loan players, who have not played much over the past couple of years, add that extra energy and desire.Great to see so many white, smiling Geggies, from the Celtic supporters today, while the Hertz.. “Smile when your Hertz are breaking” Smile you were there for the taking, smile, just smile” if you can…

1 year ago

Caption:

“If it is a choice between ET on the left or KT on the right, it will be KT every time.”

H H

IRISHGUY
1 year ago

Caption

” THE BHOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN “

Cartvale
1 year ago

Caption
Get it right up you

Lenny has brought the passion back, Hertz plan was to bully Celtic and fall over at every opportunity, claiming that they had been fouled.
The zombies trudged out of Castle Greyskull believing that we had fallen to the Hertz, what a shame
As for BR the matter us now closed, we move ahead at speed for the third treble

BJF
1 year ago

Just because I hate the feat Rodgers left us as Cesarcsaysxdies t mean he wasn’t a very competent coach. When things I do go wrong I sometimes wonder “ What did I do wrong?” It’s a useful analytical tool. When a player e.g. Armstrong leaves us and some say, “How could he?” I am one of the first to say : “the money the premiership etc” but of course Armstrong never claimed to be “living his dream”, “Celtic are his club.” Where this takes me is are we particularly gullible to the “Celtic man through and through” mantra? Is that why
we are in pain, football supporters change their jobs, homes partners but never their football club. Maybe we should realise players ( and managers) are not one of us and accept them for what they are, in a financial not an emotional or moral relationship with our club.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

Except that’s what it’s all about, emotional and irrational.

If we didn’t invest that then the highs wouldn’t be as sweet.

charlie
1 year ago

thur hearts wer fuckin pounding -with ther vicious fuckin plan -but the tic gave them a hounding -wen broony said watch this wan…………. beat that wan cesar ha ha

Cesar
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

Hey you, Cesar is the only Scottish wan who has lifted the big cup, naebody can beat Cesar. Hail, Hail Cesar.

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Cesar

cesar the fermer …no cesar the caesar ya mug ye ha ha ha ha

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

why thank you kind zombie

charlie
1 year ago

caption

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie
Cesar
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

Yes, go on…

He ran up those steps,
and hoisted the big cup,
The big cup, that’s as good as it gets,
The Lions rejoiced shouting.. Get it right up… yez.

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Cesar

ok you win he he

Cesar
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

Hail Hail, King Billy’s in jail, what the hell do we care now, for its a grand ole team to play for, for its a grand ole team to see, and when you know its historee..
😉 <0 running up those steps..

John mccloy in tasmania
1 year ago

Monti I believe the Celtic motto is:a club open to all:or similar.a lot of people who turn up at parkhead to support the team are non Catholics.your continued promotion of everything catholic would be anathema to a lot of our fans.i grew up catholic in pollok and forced to attend chapel under threat of going tae the bad fire when I told my form teacher at Lourdes high school I thought it was all bullshit.i left at 15 and have never been back except for a wedding and a couple of funerals I couldn’t avoid without seeming disrespectful.i gave up on religion at a very early age but never gave up my affinity with Celtic.my ex wife grew up Protestant but now a jw my son now deceased same,my youngest daughter same my oldest grandson happy clapper because I don’t know what denomination he and his wife are but I respect their choices,and that is precisely what is missing in your posts.respect for other denominations.you want a god to bless the pope etc etc when I see on the news a CARDINAL in oz being found guilty of child sexual abuse.the amount of times you read of catholic clergymen being shunted around different parishes to continue their nefarious practices WORLDWIDE is indicative of a cover up from the church hierarchy in Rome.only now are they owning up to the misdeeds of a large minority of the priesthood because the pressure is getting too much.open your eyes and your mind to reality.nobody is asking you to be come a protestant(shudder)but to look at the situation with an unbiased eye.i include other denominations in this diatribe because they are all guilty of deception,some more than others of flouting the teachings they are supposed to believe from the bible,a very dangerous book.i look forward to your expletive loaded denial of everything I have written but it does not make it wrong. HH

1 year ago

Well said that man.

Monti
1 year ago

I am a proud Catholic & i couldn’t give two fucks what you think of religion!

rondo52
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

PISH AS USUAL. Celtic is a family with people from all walks of life. When you start yur dribbling , bigotry and hatred oozes out your gub . You and your kind undermind the christian values of mankind, and the origins of our great family.

Cesar
1 year ago

John, You and I have had many an E-Tim conversation over the years, I always enjoyed them, it never, ever mattered to me what religion or none what anyone else’s religion was, it only seemed to matter to those who interviewed me for a job after I had left school. In all the years that I went to school or college or chapel where I served as an alter boy, for many a priest, I never witnessed or heard a bad word said about anyone of any faith or none, never. All I ever heard was the priests talking about love and respect for others. I never witnessed or heard about the disgusting, sickening crime of child abuse. Like others that has come like a bolt out of the blue and a small few have even left the church because of it. At the last census it was reported that world-wide there was 1.2 billion Catholics, a tiny fraction (is a tiny fraction too much) have been accused of paedophilia but what about the many hundreds of millions including clergy and ordinary Catholics that do great works world-wide. Raising hundreds of millions of pounds EVERY SINGLE YEAR, for the poor, hungry, sick and infirm of the world. You never read about or hear about them, those wonderful great works that ordinary Catholics carry out and work so hard for the benefits of others, even here in Scotland where our clergy are spat on by the ignorant the church does good works for those of faith and none. Everyone is free to follow their own conscience and belief, its entirely up to them. Please remember not all Catholics and clergy are paedophiles and some are even Celtic supporters.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Cesar

✔️

Monti
1 year ago

Seeing Lawwell pump the fist in celebration didn’t sit well with me.
That cunt should be following Judas out the door!

Weered
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti… He Judas’d Judas…so that leaves the rest of the apostles or are they apostates now …Keep the faith…

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

M, I’m fairly sure it’s easy to “pump the fist” for some ‘people’ when it helps their life-long pathway of grabbing every fucking morsel and happily watching those starving.
“I’ll have a £2.3 million BONUS but them low fuckers willny get a living wage” Lawwell. Absolute and total cunt.
A great film, can’t recall the name but with the excellent James Woods and the ‘best of all actors’ Robert De Nero, ended with the traitor throwing himself into one of those big, churning garbage trucks. Not a pretty thought, and PTL wouldnae have the integrity, but, wi’ a wee bit of assistance? Scruff of neck, arse ot troosers and Bbyyyyyyeeeeeeee!
That IS a pretty thought.
HH (The FC not the PLC)
Oh and, NFL, a more-experienced NFL, with some decent players and a decent budget…..possibilities are endless.
If P(TB)L doesn’t back NFL this time, I’ll happily contribute and guarantee The Bastard will be gone.
WE are The Celtic, US, the supporters.
HH

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, I responded to this, in some depth, but it’s ‘flying’.
Hopefully it ‘lands’ later.
Suffice to say that WE, the supporters, ARE Celtic, not that fucking ‘suit’ whose day will surely come.
HH

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

TicToc,
His position as far as i’m concerned is untenable!

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

It’s the money he’s made(£5m) and saved(£2mpa) with Rodgers leaving and don’t expect this to be spent on a high class replacement plus players.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

That was paid for by Dembele (£20m), Armstrong (£7m), VVD2 (£7m).

So, what £35m of talent are we going to sell to fund spending £10m?

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Aye, the charlatan has gone, none of them in the boardroom. 🙁

Devoy45
1 year ago

A big win, hope my heart can stand it!
some stuff:
5 games left. Sevco are now the only team left to try challenge us for the title.
They are: Hibs (away) Killie (home) Celtic (away) Hearts (home)Motherwell (away)
There are no guaranteed points in their five matches.
Meanwhile we have Aberdeen, Sevco and Livvie at home and Dundee and St. Mirren away. All possible wins for us.
Looking ahead, after the split it would be for Celtic
Home: Killie and Hearts.
Away: Sevco/Aberdeen/Hibs
Sevco would be looking at:
Hibs/Celtic/Aberdeen at home. Killie and Hearts away.
I think we have the advantage both pre and post Split.
A few more positive things: we have some good players coming back from injury. We have really missed Rogic. Will Griff return soon?
Perhaps Lenny’s training methods are more injury-free?
On a personal level, Lenny might be a bit more approachable to the players than Brendan was?
I will be less angry with Brendan if we get 8 in a row and the Treble. The Treble will need some luck.
Questions: will Lenny go with 3 at the back and wingbacks sometimes or 4-3-3?
I also want to know if Celtic’s Board Members get paid for their services and if so, how much?

puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: Give us a hand to get to the goal kiddo, I was on my eight pint in the departure lounge when I got the call and I’m absolutely fecked.

1 year ago

Ralph,

Aye, the game had everything including my heart(s) attack. Winning at that place is always a delight but doing it in the dying seconds is a pleasure beyond description and worth all the agony beforehand. It was a multiple blessing as the shrapnel from such an explosive, late win shreaded illusionary dreams to the farthest ends of the mid west and destroyed all the remnants of expectation among the gloating hoards on the south banks of the Clyde. There is nothing more satisfying than extinguishing the fire-breathing dragon’s flames other than its total destruction. In time, in time!

It is hard to place one’s faith in any manager these days but at least we know what we are getting from Neil, unadulterated Celtic.
I pray he amends the time bomb that was the inflexible defensive system born of stubborness. We have dodged the bullet on many occasions in our own league this last couple of seasons while being obliterated in Europe because of it. We simply do not have the quality of players to constantly pass our way forward from defence. We can do it when occasion demands but we need to start defending first with fancy footwork only when appropriate. There were snippets last night. I am certain Neil will rectify this costly weakness. I also hope he does what others failed to do and actually reduces a ridiculously bloated squad to one of need. The size over the last several years has been so much money down the proverbial drain.

It is the start of another era, even if at a weird time of the season. We have been here so many times it has become part of the Celtic DNA and there is nothing at present to say it will be detrimental to our continued successs.

H H

1 year ago

Ralph,

Comment has .

H H

Brian (not the messiah)
1 year ago

Caption: this is how it feels to be Celtic

Charlienich
1 year ago

Caption, “Lenny you take us to 20 IAR then I’ll take over”

Francis Reilly
1 year ago

Brilliant Result absolutely loved it what I didn’t love are those idiot scumbag so called Celtic fans that keep throwing coins at opposition players that was a total embarrassment that every time the Hearts keeper was taking a goal kick he was pelted by coins…

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Francis Reilly

It was a rogue West Ham fan!

Monti
1 year ago

LAWWELL OUT, HE MUST NOT SURVIVE!

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Hail! Hail! tae that, M.
HH and get the tory, (probably masonic) cunt tae fuck out of Paradise.
COYBIG and GTF Lawwell and his ilk.

Weered
1 year ago

With the influx of new info…It is beginning to look as if Rodgers conned everyone except Moussa Dembele

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

He also left us in the lurch, so I wouldn’t go praising him.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Two cheeks of the same arse!

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

CHA I would have praised him 2 days ago until a phone call late the other night… Now its FUCK HIM

rondo52
1 year ago

Caption : K T and the sunshine band

at long last , a team with balls.

jimmybee
1 year ago

A day of torment and a night of joy.
Some emotions this club of ours puts us through.
No other club can have the passion we have, we are as TB says a cause,A cause thats worth fighting for.
You see as Brendan slipped out the backdoor Lenny kicks the front doors in Here I am Bhoys what do you need.
We are blessed to have him and Broonie as one of our own.Also a big well done to the much criticised John Kennedy a true Celt.
Brendan could have walked away a hero at the end of the season this is what hurts us the most.
Did he lose his bottle. Was it self preservation and didn’t want to lose to his prodigy Stevie G
No matter how we look at it he took the easy way out. So let’s hope that Lenny steadied the ship and guides us home.We simply can’t afford to let this slip. HH

Brian53
1 year ago

Great game last night particularly the first half. Although the sending off was merited it spoiled the game somewhat with thems defending deep. Both goals were fabulous, great team goals. The pass by young Henderson for the first was sublime, the awareness and selfless team play a joy to watch. I was cursing both Scott & Nir to high heaven just before the second and like the commentators curse, Scott produced an unexpected lob into the penalty box. Boyata pulled the defender away and Eddie ghosted in. Brilliant goal. I had all but settled for a draw but the team were having none of it. It felt great to be a Celt particularly after all we have had to suffer in the past few days. HH

TicToc
1 year ago

Good day Ralph. I haven’t really got far into today’s Diary and I notice this, (NOT criticism of you or The Diary as you’re 2nd to none, anywhere in Timland) but here:
“Ajer especially, the daft big sod gave away a penalty”
Now I may be wrong here but my recollection is that Big Kris went in for the ball, made contact with it, and was done and the jambo cunt collided with the “done” Big Kris. IT WAS THEREFORE, NO PENALTY. But McLean ‘took the opportunity’ to award a pen. against us. Always remember, those of ‘the craft’ are crafty bastards, so we NEED leadership from the PLC to counter it. But, is Lawwell a “crafty” bastard too? Part of his background in accountancy involves employment at Weir’s Pumps, a company I recall as being impenetrable for anyone outside of a “crafty” background.
Food for thought.
Get him tae fuck anyway, he’s no more a Tim than Ian Paisley was, but at least Paisley’s gone; hope Lawwell joins him soon, a total cunt of a man.
Anyway, Eddie’s goal last night….I just keep watching it over and over……and what a fucking time to do it.
The DOBs all over the place, well, the few remaining ones, must have had to swallow another huge portion of Karma.
Karma’s a REAL bitch, and a Tim to boot. 🙂
HH

Weered
1 year ago

WITHOUT PREJUDICE

THIS IS SOMETHING SENT TO ME EARLIER

ONE NAME WAS REMOVED

It’s all coming out now PL was backing Rodgers he gave him 9 million to get big Eddie very early in the transfer window and was lining up McGinn and that Right back for 6 million , Then the Chinese came in for Rodgers he asked Dembele if he would go with him Dembele said no he didn’t want to go to the Far East, that’s why Boyata said fuck this I’m not signing on,if he’s leaving.

The whole team new that Rodgers wanted to leave that’s why they dipped in form at the beginning of the season, Lawwell had to be peeled off of Rodgers saying I’ve just gave you 9 million to spend and your ready to fuck off , that’s why he halted the McGinn move because he didn’t think Rodgers was going to be there. Then the Chinese thing fell through, And Desmond had to come up and tell Rodgers to get his shit together, these are the words of “someone” who’s got 4 seats in the directors box

jimmybee
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered i would believe that happened m8.
The tweets from Moussa said it all
Lawwell though had a duty to get the best players possible even if it meant Brendan was offski.
The statement in January by Rodgers over the young player Shved said it all. Instead of welcoming the player he distanced himself and showed his true colours. He was off then.
His time was up and he should have walked.
He in my opinion ran scared out the door in case Stevie G pipped him at the post.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered/Jimmy,

1. Lawwell didn’t halt the McGinn deal; he put in derisory offers thinking he had Hibs over a barrel and it ended up costing us.

2. The Chinese whispers have been well known for a long time, as has the fact that Desmond told Rodgers AND Lawwell to work together.

3. Dembele – cop yirsels on; he left us in the lurch also.

4. Rodgers was running scared of Slippy G. Oh FFS. If he had left after the Huns defeat, there may’ve been an ounce of truth in that but we’ve been imperious since then, 8 points ahead and coasting to 8IAR.

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

CHA.. SLIPPY FEAR NEVER ENTERED MY HEAD. SEVCO WERE NEVER GOING TO WIN ANYTHING OF IMPORTANCE.

1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

CHA… DEMBELE SEEN THE WRITING ON THE WALL AND DID AS RODGERS SUBSEQUENTLY DID… LOOKED AFTER NO.1

1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

CHA… THE ONLY CERTAINTY IS THAT RODGERS WILL NEVER BE BACK

1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

C S… Not even for the fly-past. Besides it would be a waste of Play Doh 😉

1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

C S… I try not to get too excited about football managers as they tend to come and go and be let go. A good football game is a different thing entirely… Now don’t go and pick holes in my words… as is your way 🙂

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

First statue to have extra white teeth incorporated….

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

The Cha,
Lawwell is solely to blame for the McGinn saga, solely, so don’t give that cunt Lawwell an ounce of credit.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Yep, £7 seems like a Lawwell offer.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered someone was on superscoreboard saying all of this wonder if it was anyone on here. Scottish accent so it rules u out

Weered
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Iancelt67… Leave my Ulster Scots accent oot o this 😉

TonyDtic
1 year ago

Someone said on one of the blogs on Tues that we lost a manager they lost their club. If we move quickly enough maybe we can get Lennon to tone his hair down a couple of shades, get him some new teeth and and just always refer to him as Brendan? Surely no one will notice and the msm will just play along.
Just saying.

TicToc
1 year ago

Jimmy “Some emotions this club of ours puts us through.”

See if I hadnae been born Bi-polar (and I’m not actually sure that I was), my Catholic childhood and my life-long love of The Celtic would’ve made me such.
But, by fuck, it’s worth every minute and I wouldnae swap it for ANYTHING.
HH

BroxburnBhoy
1 year ago

Brendan Rodgers was the driving force behind his immediate exit from Celtic to Leicester.

According to sources within Leicester City, they were prepared to wait for Rodgers until the end of the season following the weekend dismissal of Claude Puel, but it was Rodgers himself that was keen to get started in his new role immediately.

This from the press today. Seems like we were simolyna steeping stone for him ( and so will Leicester be ) I also read he has 200m to spend on top of his 5.5m a year – different world.

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Aye, BB, “different world” but it’s not a better one he’s gone to, just a richer one. (EPL football, BTW, is often fucking horrid to watch; recent example Man U vs L’pool)
And for filthy lucre.
“Easier for a camel to climb through the eye of a needle….”
But of course, the CUNT who ‘wrote’ the bible was just pandering to the poor with shite like that to deflect away from ‘others’ luxuries.
You can’t fool all of the people, all of the time.(that’s not at you, BB, it’s at a silly book that capitalists love to quote whilst pretending, like Rodgers, that they’re REALLY ‘one of us’. Just tripe.
HH

TicToc
1 year ago

Caption. KT: “Neil, I sussed the phony out Pal, and told him tae ‘fuck off’…and then he did. Welcome Home Neil Francis Lennon.”
HH

BJF
1 year ago

Devoy good analysis of the games to come, my pain will lessen if we get to 8 in a row, go completely when we get the ten. Interesting how goal posts move,I spoke to a Rangers fan,not someone i know well.He acts amiable enough about “you and us”, we step around the controversial bits like your club doesn’t exist anymore, any Rangers pals don’t get to avoid that.Anyway he said to me I don’t care if you get 10 in a row as long a you don’t get to 55 first. Well apart from the obvious, that will be in 2064 assuming you win this one,I think it is interesting that the target is shifting. This year I think we get to 50 and I suppose they can hope that some variation of Ranger might win the league in the next 5 years but until 10 in a row the 55 target doesn’t have a “start all over again” if some year we don’t win the league.Expect to hear more about 55 and less about 10 in a row from the media too, anything to put off bad news eh!.

BJF
1 year ago

Monti you and Boyata have a lot in common both conned by Rodgers, its just he realised sooner and fought back!

Lavvy1888
1 year ago

Caption: Neil Lennon grabs camera to make sure it’s trained on him & KT

jimmybee
1 year ago

See some of our so called fans have let us down again with a sickening chant.
It’s time to ban them from the ground. Start taking action Celtic before our good name is tarnished forever.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Jimmybee,
It was West Ham fans m8

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