Celtic Diary Sunday March 9: Dead Cat Stops Bouncing

A resolute and well organised Aberdeen ground out a 0-0 draw at Celtic Park yesterday, which put a bit of a dampener on everyones weekend.

Described as compact by “experts “, Derek McInnes parked the bus and set out to get a clean sheet.

He got one.

From Celtic’s point of view, there were the usual claims that there was too much of the Brown -Biton side to side stuff, but if you can’t see a pass to play, then don’t give the ball away.

An impatient -and freezing cold-crowd showed their frustrations, and with Aberdeen clearly playing to hit Celtic on the break, it was important not to concede possession and try to capitalise on openings when they appeared.

however, not starting Oddsone Edoaurd seemed to be a mistake , as that left Celtic with no recognised strikers, which was always going to make it difficult to prise an opening goal, which would have altered the game considerably, but the longer it went on, the more Aberdeen were happy with their lot.

Does a goalless draw at home really justify the calls for Lennon not to be made full time manager in the summer?

In itself, no.

But how he deals with it will.

After the game, he defended his players, as a manager should;

“I’d have loved to have won the game and been 10 points clear,” 

“But you can’t have everything and they gave me everything today so I’m not going to whip them for that performance. It’s totally understandable. I understand the psychology of a player – a long time ago I was a player myself.

“The performance was okay. We were a little bit flat, a little bit leggy but I understand that. I don’t think we had time to adjust last week with two games back-to-back. There was always going to be a little bit of a lull and you could see that. I think it’s more psychological than anything else. We just lacked that little bit of pizzazz in the final third.

“We had that adrenaline rush in the first couple of days and there was always going to be that lull afterwards. We had three really difficult games to negotiate in the last 10 days and we’ve come out of it unscathed. We take the point, still unbeaten since the turn of the year. It could have been better, there’s no question about that but these players have given me everything.” 

To be fair, whenever Celtic had possession in the final third, they were crowded out by what seemed to be dozens of Aberdeen players.

We could point to the omission of Edouard as a mistake, and with hindsight it probably was, but Edoaurd has done well from the bench, and maybe the plan was to bring him on when the Dons began to tire, as they would be expected to.

Whats more significant is the absence of MacGregor, Christie, Rogic and Ntcham. Lennon cannot be blamed for that, and it any one of those players involved yesterday would have made a difference to the style and shape if not the outcome.

Removing Scott Sinclair was also strange. The man has a superb record against Aberdeen, and often does-or appears to do -little in a game before popping up with a crucial goal .

Its easy to criticise Lennon for not having a plan , but his plan had to adapt to the personnel available.

As he noted afterward..

“Any team would miss the players we have out,”

“They’re top-class midfield players but Broony and Bitton have done absolutely fine. We just lacked that little bit of creativity. Our final ball was a little bit lacking and our final cross wasn’t there. You’ve got to give Aberdeen credit, they’re a tough nut to crack sometimes.

“Some of them are running on fumes. The squad’s decimated with injuries at the minute and hopefully we’ll get a few more bodies back and some quality players to add to what we already have.” 

There’s work to be done, but I’d say there was little to worry about.

One thing that is a concern is the recent spate of attacks on players.

And stewards..

Look forward to the media reporting the stewards arm that was broken by Rangers fans in the away end last night……

…they tried to barge through the emergency exits and trampled a steward. My wife was working for St Andrews in their section. 

There is a real problem right now with supporter behaviour, and a conspiracist may be tempted to think its all part of a plan involving laissez faire policing to enable a new move in parliament to give police greater powers.

They’re dying for a shot of the water cannon and practicing firing off the tear gas…

Perhaps it will die down, or , as Scott Brown ponders, will end in tragedy..

It is a disgrace,” 

“You can’t have fans run on the park and try to hit players or kick players or kick the ball.

“As Leeann Dempster says, it is not really a fan, it is a hooligan.

“Especially when someone is getting a bottle of Buckfast thrown at them.

“If that hits someone on the head, then the game ends up getting called off.

“You don’t want to see people getting hurt.

“When someone runs up to you, you don’t realise what is happening because it is last minute.

“Lucky enough, they don’t have something to hit you with because that is going to be the next thing – someone is going to run on the park and hit someone with something.

“We have to make sure that doesn’t happen. 

Between the lines, I’d say he’s considered the awful prospect of someone coming onto the park with a knife or even worse.

Stewarding and policing has to improve now, and penalties for offenders, such as the fellow who confronted James Tavernier Pen must be given the maximum possible sentence for their offences.

If no suitable deterrent is in place ahead of the upcoming Derby games, including a possible Cup semi final, then we may find a life threatening incident will take place.

And that will destroy our game, and its reputation.

 

Over at Fir Park yesterday, however, there was perhaps a clue as to how inefficient policing really is, and a reason for someone to introduce a little bit of common sense into the way games are handled..

The Hamilton support for the game numbered 553. Alright, it was a Lanarkshire derby, and there could have been trouble, but to give supporters a police escort each may be regarded as a misuse of resources.

Sensible policing has been replaced with a heavy handed no tolerance approach which is inviting trouble rather than discouraging it..as one Accies fan remarked..

Last time I was there the police were threatening people with the cells if they stepped out the escort I jumped into a bus stop and explained that if they were going to be like that I’d like to get a bus to Hamilton instead of the train. 

They didn’t take to kindly to that an put me in the van for the crime of chosing to take a different mode of transport home, refused to tell them my job and was branded a “junkie on the dole” before being released, Scotland’s finest 

Yesterday, however, it was another example of how their tactics lead to a potentially life threatening crush..

Accies fans crushed against a fence in Motherwell today after being forced into a crush and threatened with police bats

There is a video available with this tweet, but I don’t know how to load it.

Of course, last week, the police released a report they had done on policing at football matches, and it appeared to conclude it was the clubs who weren’t doing things right.

Thats as may be, but there is an awful lot of anecdotal evidence that suggests the police have room for improvement as well.

 

Meanwhile, Clyde FC are in a bit of bother..

At a disciplinary hearing yesterday (Friday, 8 March) a sub-committee of the SPFL Board charged Clyde Football Club with playing an ineligible player (Declan Fitzpatrick) in two Ladbrokes League Two matches: 

  • Saturday, 16 February 2019 – Clyde v Albion Rovers (1-0)
  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 – Queen’s Park v Clyde (1-1) 

Clyde FC admitted breaching SPFL Rules and were sanctioned as follows:
 
1. Club reprimanded, warned as to future conduct and fined £1500 (£1000 suspended until 30 June 2020)

2. The original match results were also annulled and the outcome of the matches recorded as follows:
 
16 February 2019 – Clyde v Albion Rovers (0-3)
23 February 2019 – Queen’s Park v Clyde (3-0)
 
The three points for a win were awarded to Albion Rovers and Queen’s Park respectively, and the points previously awarded to Clyde were withdrawn. 

Hearts , earlier this season, did the committed the same offence, and were deducted two points, which allowed them to progress to the knockout stages of the League cup.

Another Glasgow club, now defunct, committed the same offence for a number of years, and received no punishment or even condemnation.

If the rules apply to one club, then they must apply to all. 

Its why we have rules.

Clyde must appeal, citing the two cases mentioned above as a precedent.

They should take it as far as they can, UEFA if necessary, and perhaps that will finally force authorities to do something about the cheating that went on for over a decade in Scotland.

If funding is an issue, then i’m quite sure a crowdfund appeal will raise whats needed.

Perhaps one of the national newspapers will take up their case and highlight the injustice, although they have been given the proper punishment, perhaps one of them will highlight that other clubs appear not to have been held to account for similar offences.

Image result for laurel and hardy laughter gif

Then again, maybe not.

After all, its not as though allowing people to flaunt one set of rules would make them think they could flaunt another.. for instance, those concerning the presence of supporters on the field of play..

Scottish football is unique, it still clings on to the magic that made football the game it is, and gave it the appeal it has, although these days its been targeted by multi national corporations and tv companies, and every now and again something happens that reminds us that its still our game, and its still being played our way..

Ugly scenes in the dugout as Cowdenbeath’s manager has just told Johnny Harvey to “take his face for a sh*te”

Now, why aren’t games like this on the telly any more ?

 

Meanwhile, arseholes will be arseholes..

Paul Gascoigne threw horse’s head at penguins while trying to feed tigers at zoo

 PAUL Gascoigne once begged a zoo to let him feed a horse’s head to hungry tigers – but messed up and threw it to penguins instead. 
It happened when he was out in china, with his drinking buddy, cockney funster Danny Baker.
Danny is his name, incidentally, and not cockney rhyming slang.
Danny said;
 “It wasn’t a very big zoo and doesn’t sound a very competent zoo to be fair, but he said, ‘They would feed the tigers and I would try and say to the fella, what’s he got there – he said it was horse meat and things that they would throw to the tigers. 
It’s the zoo’s fault ?

‘And one day I was sitting there and he had a horse’s head, like the Godfather scene. And I said can I throw it in there? “‘I got this horse’s head and there were bars and everything and I was teasing the tigers’.

“He said: ‘I went to hoy it right to the back of the enclosure but as it’s gone over my shoulder it’s slipped out of my hands.

It went into the penguin pool behind me’.” 

Perhaps if Gascoigne had only been allowed out with adult supervision he wouldn;t be in the condition he’s in now.

 

Caption competiton time…yesterday..

Football fan

Bognorbhoy March 9, 2019 at 10:05 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption ..

Mcleans saying , I can’t give a penalty tav it was outside the box 

today..

Finally, here’s a wee appeal, something we don’t often do on here, but this one caught my eye..

Hi Everyone  xx 
I hate to ask but I really need your help  ❤️ Rory is urgently requiring a wheelchair accessible van so after trying everything I could think of I have set up this go fund me for ” Rory’s Wheels ” for anyone who would like to support – I am asking you to please help me provide this vital piece of mobility equipment for my little boy Rory.  Rory is 6 years old & he has cerebral palsy quadriplegia . Rory is a full time wheelchair user.Rory’s van will be fully adapted & kitted out to suit Rory’s needs. I have tired many routes to try and provide this van for Rory but unfortunately I cant secure the finances its been refusal after refusal so after meeting with the bank manager & after a tough few days of waiting for the answer she rang this morning to say they wouldn’t loan me the funds to buy Rory the wheelchair accessible vehicle as they don’t consider my carers allowances as income ! So that’s it – it’s a firm no and I am absolutely gutted !!!! Rory has needed this wheelchair accessible van for about 3 years , he’s now a fully dependent wheelchair user ! I had the van chosen for him ….. my heart is just so low right now. To top things off my car was officially scrapped & crushed last week as it was gone past repair. So I am going to put it out there and ask for help  – would anyone out there like to help get RORY his Wheels ?????
Would any company like to sponsor Rory a Ford transit custom ????? I would welcome any help !!! If you think you can do a charity night , a fight night , a white collar night, anything atal PLEASE come to me with your ideas  as I would be just delighted ❤️ I don’t want to do this alone ( I don’t have the energy ) if my friends could help me it would mean the world ❤️❤️❤️ “ Rory’s wheels “ Rory’s van needs to be large enough to transport his wheelchair, his toileting system ( same size as wheelchair ) his rabbit stander & his therapy tricycle, it must also have a wheelchair ramp and a swivel seat so that he can access the van. Anyone that can help out with any support please do as I will be forever grateful . Please share ………get talking with your friends
Please get everyone involved and help us get our wee man Rory his own wheels ❤️
PLEASE SHARE & PLEASE GIVE what you can to help me get Rory back on the road for his specialist apts , hospital apts, ot , physiotherapy apts etc ….. It’s so difficult to ask for help , but I must as  I am Rory’s Mammy & I love Rory so much , I hate to see him struggling or suffering , he’s the strongest bravest little boy I know and if anyone deserves his own wheels it’s him ❤️ so please support Rory’s wheels xx All my love Shauna 

rorys appeal

Thanks.

 

 

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Mike A
1 year ago

Caption: SPL try out new uniform for their Compliance Officer.

Mike
1 year ago

As the “Jehova Witness” pamphlet “Watchtower” takes on a whole new meaning to ground security. “War-cry” the Sally Army’s pamphlet is being shouted out to try to stop pitch invasions. You think back to the hooliganism that blighted English football in particular. They introduced outrageous mechanisms to try to stop it. 12 foot high metal barriers, caging in supporters treating them like animals in an attempt to stop bad behaviour. We know how that ended with “Heysel” and Hillsborough and the Janefield street crush. It was a disaster for people and their families, systems that were a total failure. Thankfully we live in more enlightened times. We have even seen the introduction of “railed seating” to give supporters a more enjoyable footie experience, there was even talk of licencing football grounds, that is now gone, for now. Scottish football clubs will not entertain “Strict Liability” unless forced to do so. So what now for the beautiful game as bad behaviour, pitch invasions spread down south. The SFA HAHAHA, a bunch of amateur diddies, need to get their act together and Scottish clubs need to introduce measures to stop this. More Stewards, more CCTV, even high up, drones perhaps, numbered seats (wheesh as they fly through the air) to deal with I.D.-ing the perpetrators, whatever it takes to sort out this problem or the polititions will force change on them. Its so very sad that a tiny minority has brought it to this…

Steve Naive
1 year ago

Caption. Ugly scenes in the Orange Lodge kitchen.
Ralph, you misread the Sheep… “Jimmy Saville, he’s one of your own’… Scum in sheep’s clothing.

Steve Naive
1 year ago

Seats are numbered Mike

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve Naive

Ours are Steve and so are most grounds, its hard to read them when they fly through the air, perhaps larger numerals.

B Boru
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

maybe the ‘authorities’ could microchip everyone going to matches then every move, action and thought can be tracked by the ‘authorities’ and everyone will be safe then, I mean we could stop the crime before the person considering throwing something even thought of throwing something themselves! I mean, we all want to be safe right!?

….just sayin!

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  B Boru

What about an App? microchips are so outdated.

.. just sayin!

B Boru
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

haha…Touche!

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

😉

Puggy67
1 year ago

Sevco’s just a great big onion
And pain & fear are their vices that make you cry
Yes it is and the only way to get rid of this great big onion
Is jelly and ice-cream
Now everybody jelly and ice-cream
Come on jelly and ice-cream
Until it dies

The Cha
1 year ago

“Does a goalless draw at home really justify the calls for Lennon not to be made full time manager in the summer?”

What a completely arse over tit way of looking at it.

Surely it should be about what he needs to do to be in contention eg

– undefeated and win league by 10+ points
– win Scottish Cup
– administer punishment beatings to der Hun

BroxburnBhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Exactly – Need some perspective beyond the knee jerk reactions.

W th
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

If he won,t play a proper striker,he,s no better that that traitor who fecked off,Leicester shitty

Bobby Murdoch’s Crumpled Up Chip Wrapper
1 year ago

Caption

Darth Vader’s maw gets the soup on.

Mike
1 year ago

Reading the Scottish press, (I know, I know) but its good fur a laugh,
its a certain that the word has come out from Govan, sell, sell, sell Moralos, El Bufalo, the comparisons being made to Dembelle, stats can be made to say anything, like the number of goals to seasons, but conveniently forgetting that Dembelle was out injured for most of season two, his skill strength and physique is on a different planet compared to the “Buff”. Every team linked with Buff has said a categorical no, but it doesn’t stop him being “Advertised” perhaps some gullible club will bite. Similar tactics were employed to sell Sala to Cardiff, with agents telling lies about other clubs desperate to sign him. Ah agents, the coo’s arse of football, the lying Scottish press are on the same pathway towards oblivion, such a shame, when journous sell their soul.

Devoy45
1 year ago

The Cha. You are right and I like your list of things Lenny might want/need to do to get the job full time.
What was lost yesterday is our belief that we can beat anybody at home. When Sevco play us in a fortnight maybe they will do what Aberdeen did, sit tight, contain us, and then win on the counter(like Stevie May’s header)always a big threat in a 0-0. I thought we should have won easily yesterday and it bothers some of us that knowing how Aberdeen would play, Lenny had no answer to it—Brown and Bitton and fast-running Burke? Lenny has to up his game with Celtic.As long as Cal Mac, Christie and Rogic are out, we need to change our way of playing. ne way:
Bain
Ajer/Boyata/Simunovic
Forrest/Brown/Henderson/Bitton/Tierney
Burke (or Weah or Bayo) Edouard

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Devoy45

I won’t hold my breath as last time, as a complete rookie, he got the perm gig, despite losing the only trophy realistically on offer, the Scottish Cup with a humiliating loss to Rossco.

Unfortunately, I think, football management excellence will take a back seat to being subordinate to our CE.

We’ve got a couple of “easier” games against Dundee(a) and St Mirren(h) before the International break and Huns at the end of the month, so 3 weeks to fine tune and Lenny become more familiar with the players.

I don’t think any of our injured players will be back soon, although Rogic is “training outside” (not sure what that means in terms of comeback time!) and Lenny’s hoping that CalMac gets game time for Scotland and could potentially be back at end of month.

Also, I assume Jozo’s injured again, as he’s not being in the squad sine Valencia(a) but haven’t read what’s up with him this time.

The Cha
1 year ago

Some would say, tepid and turgid is the Lenny way, play cautiously and look for one of our players to create a moment of magic to win us the game.

It worked with a last min winner against Hearts and Hibs but came unstuck against a potent resilient Dons against our impotent attack.

I’m not sure we’ll see much of Bayo this season, as I think the plan was to only really play him next but with a couple of easier games it would be good if he some sub time in them.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

No one’s being over critical but someone’s being hyper sensitive.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

You need some coping mechanism to avoid such sites, as they clearly trigger an episode with you.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

you’re

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Theres one issue when highlighting Lenny having Hibs play attacking football against us….its very much not the same as us having to attack a team sitting very deep and blocking all space.

I honestly thought he was gonna come in and says “Lets carry on as we have been doing and Im just here to help”…when I saw that team on Saturday I had no idea how they were meant to play…and I think the players were confused too.

I noted at the game folk moaned in first half at Henderson, yet he was the ONLY midfielder taking the ball and turning to face the opponent and head towards goal..players like Forrest simply continue to pass the ball back and contribute nothing.

Why drop Lustig? He was a sub so wasn’t injured. Jeremy doesn’t overlap, so that means no space made for Forrest. We had no give an go from anyone, we had no midflelders wanting to run passed our striker\central winger…whats Wean got to do to get a game again?

James Forrest as a co striker in second half…wtf?

Plenty of questions about Lenny…at this rate Im tempted to suggest Kennedy deserves a shot

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  desimond

PISH

Monti
1 year ago

Caption: David Murray Robocop masterchef final!

jimmybee
1 year ago

Caption Cooking skill centre Chernobyl

jimmybee
1 year ago

At the game yesterday and grace being blasted over the tannoy. Celtic cannot pick and choose when they want us to be republican. Fuckin hypocrites.

Puggy67
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Aye Jimmy well said.

Devoy45
1 year ago

Great point jimmybee, I was thinking the same thing…

Devoy45
1 year ago

Charlie Saiz. Thanks for the Lenny scores. I’d forgotten a lot of that. Encouraging…

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Why are we ” spoiled “?
Are we not deserving of good times?

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

So should we be unsuccessful then?
You would be happier i suppose……

Mike
1 year ago

Whazz- App Doc, whazz-App. Tinder fur coos, you can match your baller with heifers of your choice, the money-baller doesn’t get a say, not that he needs one, for him any foxy lady will do, it doesn’t even matter if the shite is running down her erchie. The money-baller isn’t fussed. Rubber gloves on, as you help him to enter the honey-pit, just a few months later, your helping his progeny enter the World, if its a difficult birth you help the calf out by using a lever winch, but take care as you gently ease him out. Then later you are selective in whether he/she stays to bring into your herd or cash in on them, making some dosh. Compare and contrast with the human wean, you have selected or if you were pished went along with the woman of your choice, some time later your progeny comes out. Hospital goonies tied up the back as you nervously enter the house of horrors. There she blows, puffin away merrily shouting fukzake fur fukzake more gas, more gas. Eventually after she has looked at you and said “don’t you ever ever do that to me again”. Well you look down lovingly at your little baby, knowing full well that its going to cost you a fucking massive amount of dosh, thinking to yourself, snips fur you bhoy. Most of you lot will have blocked that part out as you look at your own weans and think, fukzake more gas, more gas…

1 year ago

Caption:

“Leeann Dempster finds a window of opportunity to prepare some crocodile tears.”

H H

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

That’s a wee bit of class, PB, unlike the ‘dame’ at its core.
HH

1 year ago

Belter

Cortes
1 year ago

Caption: The Winner of the Mrs Handsome Hun Competition

BJF
1 year ago

Charlie you are right about Diarmuid, he also married his daughter to Strongbow Earl of Leicester to legitimise the whole thing. The English king approved Strongbow heading off to Ireland because he had designs on the English throne too. Anyway I didn’t get to Celtic Park yesterday nor have I seen the highlights but I was impressed at Lenny’s press conference. l thought his point about the adrenelin rush that resulted from the recent events seemed reasonable. He has a decent Champions League and trophy winning record, if someone else is to pip him for the job they would need to have a proven track record, better than Lenny’s.

Iljas Baker
1 year ago

I think even Charlie Saiz underestimated the strong performance of Aberdeen in Sunday’s result. They didn’t just park the bus, they kept their shape really really well. A kind of masterclass if you will. I think it showed that pace isn’t enough, it’s what happens at the end of a run that’s crucial – Ollie Burke has pace, but he ran out of space on more than one occasion and ended up over the byline with nothing achieved.

We were lightweight – Henderson and Johnson are good players but not game changers, certainly not yet. Sinclair posted missing again and yes Bitton does slow things down. What’s a manager to do?

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Iljas Baker

He underestimated Aberdeen because he’s not clued up…on anything really!

Iljas Baker
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Apologies. I reread what you said. I should probably have said that in my view you didn’t praise them enough. Personally I thought it was a masterclass in keeping shape.

Iljas Baker
1 year ago

Saturday’s result.

Monti
1 year ago

CS,
It’s not ” homage ” it’s respect towards a fantastic manager, regardless of how he left his position, that is what Brendan Rodgers is.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

CS,
Could you please refrain from calling The Cha ” a dick “, no need for insulting someone because they clearly view your written word as….well, pish.

jimboh
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Is this the same Monti that called me a Fanny for expressing a view contrary to his own overly romantic, rose tinted vision of the place for “Rhebel ” songs being sung at Parkhead?

No surely not. Couldn’t be. That would be hypocritical wouldn’t it?

Hail Hail

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  jimboh

Jimboh,
It is.

Monti
1 year ago

Wikipedia been hit hard this weekend i see…..

Monti
1 year ago

The Cha,
Good morning ” Bud ” 🙂

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Belated good morning to you too “weiser”. 😉

I do like to start the day with a good laugh and his assertion that he doesn’t underestimate any team comes in the whopper category.

This is the “bud” who considers a double treble, 1 invincible, to be no big deal.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

PMSL 🙂

1 year ago

Caption:
The Chairman’s Club pinnacle cauldron.

1 year ago

Game of chasey…

sevco you`re it FC.

Mike
1 year ago

Every day is a school day on E-Tims, I thought that P.P.I. meant Payment Protection Insurance, but it seems that I was wrong, it really means… Pedantic Poster Inteligencia. “YOU’RE not very clever Mike” after all…. Charlie Saiz 2 The CHA 3.
________________________________________________
End of discussion. 😉 <3

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Pity that…..

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

@Mike You are awful but I do like you. 😉

1 year ago

‘Strict Liability’

Holyrood Anglophiliac approval:
Barcode a Scottish Football supporters forehead tomorrow.

1 year ago

You never know,though!
Surreptitious ring-ins across The Brexit Football Game.

Tapped upped distinct substance supporters?

1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

They all seem to get on alright?

Mike
1 year ago

There may be trouble ahead, lets face the music and…

Lucy’s at the school with her grandad,
Lucy’s teaching karate to her grandad.

Oh, ho, Mercy, mercy me,
it feels like every bone inside my knee,
has suffered, suffered catostraphiclee,
Haa Sew. One plain and two purl.

George Lazenbhoy
1 year ago

That picture weirdly reminds me of Roland Rat.

TicToc
1 year ago

Well, fuck me, I didnae know Roland was a welder!
There were many hunnish rats who hid behind welders’ helmets in “Yarras”, but ah didnae have Roland down as one of them!
The onion is interesting too (in the Caption) as you’d need to unravel those myriad skins, with a genuine 4th estate (from outside of Scotland) watching, to get to the heart of corruption, myths and lies in, and from, the SFA/SPFL/SMSM et al.
NOT being part of that is wonderful, almost makes one feel ‘supreme’. 🙂
They’ve already been humiliated, but their thick skins and thick brains don’t get it. But there’s more, much more, to come…….and I find it hard to wait, but I will wait.
So, any of you lurking hun fucks, go tell that to Jabba and his spineless, fucking swamp life ‘pals’…..they’re fucked, for ever, ad infinitum, fucked, to hell in a hand-cart, et cetera.
I need a life……I enjoyed typing that more than anything I’ve achieved recently, and I’ve actually achieved much, and much to do with ‘sans’ alcohol.
COYBIG

Cartvale
1 year ago

Notice the hand wringing from the media, Jacass in the Daily Ranker, Lurchio in the Sun hinting the way forward leads to strict liability.
I suppose that is one way of stopping ten in a row, as it appears the knuckledraggers do not sing hatred, fling flares, smash up toilets, break and fling seats, attack opposing fans, that is banter
I am not justifying that attack on Tavernier by a moron, it was handbags, the more serious was the bottle lobbed at Sinclair which could have caused life threatening injuries, but the way the media are covering the former shows where there true colours are.
Even to insinuate that the Blessed Brenda’s House was tanned by Celtic minded robbers is shocking.
Liewell and the board must take stance on the continuous snyping at all things Celtic, or get to fk.

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More crocodile tears created for the SMSM

Weered
1 year ago

C S… If you can get a copy of the Annals of Ireland it is a more true reflection as to the day to day life and times of the people.
These things were written in real time and were, for the most part, not subject to historic bias

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered,
Can he Google it?

B Boru
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

I would thoroughly recommend Feargal Keane’s series ‘The History of Ireland’

Puts a lot of the ahem….differences….into perspective and context.

B Boru
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

correction…. The Story of Ireland.
apologies

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti… Probably not

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

CS,
Some prefer going straight to Anal, i like to test the water first tho….

Weered
1 year ago

My Reds had a home 1-0 win against Institute on Saturday… we’re goin well again… until we fuck it up again 🙂 we finish in the top 6 so a european place is then at stake…a few quid to be had there 🙂

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Good stuff.

Is that a tip to lump on the Reds for a Euro place? 🙂

I assume the Euro playoffs comprise the top 4 teams who haven’t otherwise qualified for Europe so excluding the Champions (unfortunately looking like the Huns) and the Cup winners?

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

CHA… The top 6 here are a very competitive and but for the points difference there’s not much between them all. The past 3 seasons have been very good for football here. I think you are correct about the top 4 euro placings.

THE BEST GAMES OF THE PAST FEW SEASON BY FAR.
WE WON A BRILLIANT 3 2 DECIDER AGAINST GLENTORAN A COUPLE OF SEASONS AGO. BOTH TEAMS PLAYED THEIR BALLS OFF AND BOTH TEAMS GOT A FANTASTIC OVATION AT FULL TIME.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered,

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Nice one!

Mike
1 year ago

Right back to the footie (see what I did there) cos Toljan isn’t the answer at right back. He had a good first game, but then has been caught out on the wrong side of the attacker three times, twice seeing yellow. Its great if you can attack and defend, but surely the first requisite of a defender is to defend and in that he is sadly lacking. So a new right back remains a priority. Two of our centre-backs are leaving in a few months, so a new centre half is also a priority. We still have not replaced Dembelle, we need another big, athletic centre-forward finisher, good in the air, but a goal finisher. Loans have worked in the past, but why are we coaching other clubs players like Ollie? Money in the bank bursting to get out of the biscuit tin, no footie club should have all that money sitting in the bank. A new DOF. and then Marcos Rose, to move the TEAM forward. Its no surprise that the share price dropped after the departed left, the two are like co-joined twins, good manager, equals success, share price goes up, everybody happy.

Noel Skytrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike, he was in the Dons half more than our own on Saturday.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Noel, are you a yes or a no for Toljan, he seem’s to get caught on the wrong side of attackers to often..

Noel Skytrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Don’t really care, he’s off for the start of the season Mike. Yer absolutely right about his forward positioning, many times in the first half he was in front of Forrest.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,
It has to be remembered that Toljan was a regular at Hoffenheim before a 6 or 7m move to Dortmund, he was always going to be a squad player there but did play about 15-20 times for them last year.
That’s not bad.
Like you i haven’t been overly impressed with him, early days tho, bew team, new league & now two new managers?
After the last game of the season will be the time to judge, give it yer all Jerry Bhoy!

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

Not impressed with him at all, okay going forward but not very good at defending, he has been caught out at least three times already resulting in two yellows, one in Europe, so he is not the answer. We don’t need another winger just a link up player, but most of all a defender with pace….

Noel Skytrot
1 year ago

It was fucking freezing on Saturday never mind our poor performance. Heated seats please to match the lights. Some of the comments about Lennon are a joke. FFS, the guys just in the door.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Hot water bottle, when it goes cauld swig on your juice and I will leave the rest to your imagination. Long John’s gawn fur a song, buy one get one free, legs that is….

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Noel,
Desimond is talking pish again….he must be mixing with that Ralph again.

Noel Skytrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Do him and Richie not always talk pish anyways, Monti?

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Desi is generally reasonable, Ralph?…hmmmmm not so much 🙂
Dinnae get him started with the Everton, Tierney & he’s away pish.

The only man i know who is up to this level of nonsense is Bgbhoy.

Timo Fosu Mensah? I almost cracked a semi when he sent me that. :/

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Ticket revoked

Noel Skytrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Bgbhoy, that’s a bit harsh noo. Ive fuck all to lose here so I concur with Monti, ye do talk pish. Lol

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

I’ll take it. 😉

Noel Skytrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

I’ll give ye a whopper and a half for next season, Larsson in as our number 2. Ye heard it here 1st.

Noel Skytrot
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, Cha’s trying to cut yer grass.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Lol

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Cha,
I’ve heard that…..

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Noel,
Henkesdreadlocks will have a spare tartan rug, ask him for a shot m8.

Mike
1 year ago

August the 27th 1963: “I am now going upstairs to my room to council with my Lord”. He had asked his aids for advise on his big speech tomorrow, he worked on it until 4.00am and then went to sleep, they had advised “Do not use the I had a Dream, its too trite, its a cliché, you’ve used it three times before”.
August the 28th 1963:
“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation”.
So his speech began but the attendees were tired, hoping for inspiration, one of his best friends said.. “use the dream speech Martin” and so he looked inside himself and drew out his inner strength and continued his speech. “I say to you today my friends, though, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream”. Copyright Martin Luther King Jnr. Some 250,000 Black Americans gathered inspiration from one of the biggest icons in American history…

Devoy45
1 year ago

High Five Mike. Good stuff.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Devoy45

High Five Devoy, i’m going for 55 LOL.

jimmybee
1 year ago

Compper scores for the reserves today and sets up the other wee Dembele curls in a last minute free kick as the hoops win a cracker 3_2 .

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Jimmy,
That’ll be him out for the rest of the season now….

Monti
1 year ago

Just wondering, two weeks on friday we leave the EU,the Huns game is a couple of days later, will any of the foreign players be ineligible?

jimboh
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

They’ll be OK as long as they were “Improperly Registered”.
By Order A Bryson.

(AKA Sandy The Handy. The Go To Guy for the SFA).

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  jimboh

Shut it ya fanny 😉

jimboh
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

HYPOCRITE.

Monti
1 year ago

Just watching a bit of St.Mirren v Kilmarnock…..it’s like reading a Charlie Saiz post in the comments.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

No wonder Paisley has a high drug addict problem…..

jimmybee
1 year ago

Rumours a plenty today Roberto Martinez to take over at Celtic next season anyone else heard this.?

Noel Skytrot
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

JBee, I can’t see Martinez leaving the Belgium managers position to come here.

jimmybee
1 year ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Maybe he wants back to club football m8 national sides can only hold your attention for so long ?

Noel Skytrot
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

True mate. It’s not like the national team is playing regularly but the players he has at his disposal are some squad.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Where are you seeing these rumours?

Sadly, I have to agree with Noelsky that I can’t see him coming to us.

He’s in charge of the top rated (or were recently) International team and when he leaves that I’d expect him to get a job in one of the Big 5 leagues.

If we did then it would be an awesome statement of intent, perhaps topping Rodgers, who he preceded at Swansea and Liverpool fans would rather have had him.

Having said that, it went a bit pear-shaped at Everton but that was hopefully just a one-off bad experience.

jimmybee
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

I didn’t see them cha heard from 2 different sources well placed at Celtic but like you say it would be some signing if it was true.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cheers, I’ll keep everything crossed that it happens!

jimmybee
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Think his contract expires at the end of the euros 2020 with Belgium.?

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

He’ll get a good look at our players as Scotland is in the same group as Belgium.

Hopefully, he likes what he sees!

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

The Cha/Jimmybee,
Not getting the Martinez excitement here, what’s so special about him?

Noel Skytrot
1 year ago

Strange that there were no calls for gaol sentences etc when the nonce grabbed Broony at the WilliamDome or when the players had lighters, batteries and coins thrown at them.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Noel Skytrot

Similarly little made of linesman having his head split open by Huns but made up shite to cover for cheating Beaton and they come scurrying out.

Similarly not a lot made of Sinky having a bottle thrown at him but Doncaster et al rush out statements as soon as a Hun is involved.

Mike
1 year ago

As the Scotland squad is announced watch as the majority are all Celtic players. McGregor HUN call off means it will be Scott Bain in goal, so from back to front it will a Celtic inspired Scotland, long journey’s and the potential of injuries. EBT McLeish will be pleased, lets just hope that Cal-Mac does not travel. Can Tom Rogic play for Scotland LOL? Does anybody in the Scottish hierarchy have a clue? from EBT’s to tainted titles and trophies, bent referees, even the LNS enquiry, every kind of fraud has been ignored. Scottish football Association, the joke of world football, its” move on philosophy” is entirely discredited, until it addresses these most serious of issues, it will remain the cowardly, most disgusting, association in football…

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,
Good morning big nose……well said there!

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Straight out of the elephants nose. 😉

Mike
1 year ago

Fook it ZiZi is going back to Madrid and here I was…
D r e a m, D r e a m, D r e a m, D r e a m I n g.

Devoy45
1 year ago

Zidane, Mourinho and others like them have no more to prove on the international stage. If they had balls, they would think: a real achievement and challenge is to take a talented young club with a big history and small budget and see, just see, if I could take them all the way to a European final…and win!
Surely that would prove good coaching and managing genius more than any other situation?
Step right up!
Lenny should get the job if he shines in our cup and league, otherwise, Martinez might be a Plan B.
The hypocrisy coming out of Ibrox is toxic and Slippy G is at the heart of it. He must be frightened to death of his own fans to not criticise them?
Meanwhile, let’s listen to the Sevco song sheet this evening. Nothing will be said by the media as 50,000 fans show their ‘class.’

Puggy67
1 year ago

Come on Ralph et al, I know your volunteers so we shouldn’t sing your praises, cough, but get the finger oot. Here’s a suggestion – heading for a glorious 3×3 – so why is everyone so pissed off?

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