Celtic Diary Wednesday March 27: Madden: Why It Doesn’t Matter

Bobby Madden, a noted former season book holder at Ibrox, will referee this Sundays New Glasgow Derby.

Already there is the perception of bias in this appointment, and a fear that he will influence the game in such a way that he’ll be singing along with the rest of them in the Crown Bar after the game.

Yet there is no need to worry.

The Dallation influence at the SFA goes deep, indeed if you’re not a friend of Dallas then you won;t reach the top level of officiating. Thats been well documented elsewhere, and even on here.

Should the unthinkable happen and “rangers ” record a historic first win at Celtic Park, it will make little or no difference to the outcome of the title race.

It might liven it up a bit, generate a few extra quid, but in the end, the title trophy will be dusted down, taken out of the cupboard, paraded around Celtic Park and then put away again until 2020.

Referees only influence a game when there is a point to it.

Though keep an eye on Mulvanney, we hear that he’s rated to be even less competent than Andrew Dallas, which is a remarkable achievement. A veritable fuckwit, would be one way of putting it. Promoted way, way beyond his capabilities.

As for interference..its the Cup games we need to be wary of. These are a one off and can be open to interference, but there’s nothing to be gained for Madden,or any of his chums, by risking death threats and having to have a police guard for a meaningless match such as the one this Sunday.

They will save that for Hampden.

When Beaton played ball, it kept “rangers ” optimistic over the break, so it served a purpose.

By the way, did those guys who got arrested over the text threats ever get charged ?

Or even named ?

 

As usual though, the hype continues. Its what keeps them hoping.

 

Its the usual guff, mainly from ex players on both sides, with the opinions that are least based on reality coming from the darkside, thus encouraging people to buy the papers, whilst the one that is closest to the facts is from John Hartson.. he considers the effects of the  Beaton inspired win in December

“Rangers got carried away by that result. If you look at the results since that win at Ibrox, I don’t know if they took their eye off the ball.

“I don’t know if they put so much into that game and got the result, then went away on the winter break and felt they had Celtic’s number.

The gap in quality between the sides meant that Celtic would have to have an extremely poor day, and that “rangers ” would have to play above themselves.

That’s pretty much what happened.

Steven Gerrard must wonder what happened. Something’s gone wrong.

“They were almost challenging after that win, but they have fallen back and gone out of the Scottish Cup too.

The hype surrounding the win generated hope, almost to the point of belief , that this was to be their year.

In fact, all they had was a good day at the office.

 

One guy who has plenty of good days at the office but struggles outside it in the wider world, again largely due to Scottish media hype, is Alfredo Morelas.

The  youngster has been hailed as the future of Colombian football by one or two team mates, although presumably something got lost in translation, as he recently got three minutes at the end of one game for his country, and was pulled off at half time during his second.

Remarkable, although in Scotland there are plenty of journalists who I assume would perform that particular process for him.

He simply isn’t an international striker. Not quick enough, and not clever enough.

But he’s still the best chance of a few quid coming in the door over the summer, so the propaganda has to continue..

Meanwhile, Celtic continue to supply the Scottish national team, and yet none of their experienced Champions League and international players are touted as anything other than transfer targets for englsh clubs when the media wants to unsettle them.

Funny, that.

Then again, we don’t need the money.

They do, they need it urgently, and another example of how its affecting them surfaced earlier in the week..

And their fans should be demanding an explanation..

This is Broxi Bear, the Ibrox mascot, back at the start of the season..

The pressure of the job must be getting to him. This was him a couple of weeks ago…

I’ve seen a similar degeneration happen to those fond of crack cocaine…look at those eyes..

Another example of cost cutting..just bearly scraping by ?

Down to the bear necessities ?

And look at this…a rhythm and dance combi set up to rival the spice girls…or girls aloud…or the irish ones..little micks.

They are even considering opening a theme park for thoise who have bviews that can be considered, er, antiquated, maybe belonging to an environment long since rendered extinct.

But there are plans to try to revive this way of life..

And even plans to fund it..

 

Thats actually a call to arms for a crowd funding to fight whatever has upset them this time.

Note the comment about a desire for something to fight for..presumably they missed their club dying..

 

Due to laptop issues, we haven;t had a caption competition for a while, so here’s one today..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spudscave
2 years ago

The new advert for Europe’s most hated shampoo Treseme(Theresa May)

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago

CAPTION

That bucket’s to remind her what her fanny’s gonna be looking like shortly!

Monti
2 years ago

🙂

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago

RALPH

Pulled off,gotta laugh at your follow-up comment!

Thing I don’t get is this-the papers obviously think they are pushing the price of Morelos through the roof with their hagiographic descriptions of this future Galactico.

Ffs,hardly anyone in Scotland reads their rags and it’s nearly impossible to read an article on the DR website. So they are influencing no-one of,erm,influence. So the result is gonna be yet another boot in the baws for the huns when he goes for next to sod all,though the SMSM will probably report it as around mullionsawonga and conveniently forget to look for it in the next set of accounts.

Meanwhile,happy memories of us beating Real Madrid…

https://sentinelcelts.com/2019/03/27/a-real-good-night/

2 years ago

Caption. Sevco Ladies football captain tries out the new shower installation at Auchenhowie.

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago

RALPH

Pulled off,gotta laugh at your follow-up comment!

Thing I don’t get is this-the papers obviously think they are pushing the price of Morelos through the roof with their hagiographic descriptions of this future Galactico.

Ffs,hardly anyone in Scotland reads their rags and it’s nearly impossible to read an article on the DR website. So they are influencing no-one of,erm,influence. So the result is gonna be yet another boot in the baws for the huns when he goes for next to sod all,though the SMSM will probably report it as around mullionsawonga and conveniently forget to look for it in the next set of accounts.

Meanwhile,happy memories of us beating Real Madrid…

https://sentinelcelts.com/2019/03/27/a-real-good-night/

Monti
2 years ago

FUCK THE HUNS…..
COYBIG!

Monti
2 years ago

Caption: Monti allows Una to take a break from her chores & wash before being put back in her holding cell.

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago

RALPH

I beg to differ with Madden. I agree that the refs will only cheat now when it matters,and that we should have enough to see us over the line regardless of Sunday

but…

This game REALLY matters to Sevco. The season ticket renewals are dropping through the doors,and a right good result against us will help considerably in this.

He will do his bit on Sunday,guaranteed.

Btw,I realise there isn’t much you can do about my posts being held for approval-I’m not alone in that-but three different times the same post has disappeared without trace. And I didn’t even swear in it!

2 years ago

Nothing from the Tory Plc about The SFA continually cheating Celti?,really deserves that twenty odd million he’s earned for rubber earring the bent refs ,billy nimmos pensions top up,the stolen titles,the tax bumping ,the same club shite .cheated in Scotland!now then and forever

2 years ago

Caption – come out ya bastard

Mike
2 years ago

“Little Micks” Belter!

When new teams are constructed, the newer players are very enthusiastic, as you would expect, especially if they are older players, not very experienced or have been sat bench warming for another team. But as the season progresses, their enthusiasm wanes, they pick up injuries and if your player pool is not very big, then results start to go on a downward trajectory. If their manager who is not very experienced continues to berate them, then they are truly fucked. One result does not a season make and their season is about to be snuffed out. The semi at Hamden is for another day, get rid of the scum first and job done.

2 years ago

Caption:
ETims` political debaters are easily distracted.

George Lazenbhoy
2 years ago

Caption: I told the daughter to take a cold shower when she’s horny. Should have told her about contraception too.

Monti
2 years ago

George,
I’ve had a belly like that for 20 year 🙂

Bognorbhoy
2 years ago

Caption.

I said wet the babies head

PeteCon
2 years ago

Caption: “Ah telt her if ah got a stag do she could have a baby shower.”

puggy67
2 years ago
Reply to  PeteCon

🙂

Paddybhoy67
2 years ago

“She does that anytime somebody says, Davy Moyes is in for the Celtic job.”

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Paddybhoy67

Paddybhoy,
I find guys like you sort of amusing when it comes to throwing opinions about, in regard to David Moyes.
You guys like to point to things like ” what did he dae at Man Utd ” or ” He didn’t do it in Spain “?
After Alex Ferguson ANYONE would have struggled at Old Trafford in the immediate years post Ferguson, as Louis Van Gaal & Jose Mourinho have shown.
Moyes kept Everton in the top end of the Premiership for over a decade, got them into the CL & all on a budget vastly inferior to some bigger clubs he finished above.
I think i’m also right in saying he was named manager of the year in England once or twice during his Everton years.
My point is, he kept doing it for Everton, year after year, season after season, this would show anyone that he knew what he was doing, i respect his Everton days, it was not easy to do what he did every season, in arguably the best league in the world.

Give the guy a break & acknowledge his achievements, because they cannot be taken away from him.

Mike
2 years ago

Auldheid: He’s gone awfy quiet, that’s never a good sign, summit’s up, sitting at home supping a Guinness, swatting up on Res.12. It hasn’t gone away you know.

P.Lawwell wonder how he got on discussing the Champions route to the land of milk and honey. If the so called big clubs are continuing to suppress our C.L. route, that will have a baring on the amount wedged from the biscuit tin. You’ve got to keep an eye open for spending the wedge in the tin, so that it doesn’t circumnavigate the earth and land somewhere near Celtic park, camouflaged as a museum or a hotel. Spend it on a DoF and circumnavigate Lawwell back to his loft and draw the blinds so we don’t have to watch him greeting as he watch’s the wedge on the park. If that ever happens, there will be a “Wake” Guinness and prawn sandwiches, count me in as chief mourner…

charlie
2 years ago

goodness is that a fashion parade for huns surely they dont breed wae they horrible cunts

charlie
2 years ago

ffs ralph wit is it wae you and awe they photies a thought the line up wis the caption

jimmybee
2 years ago

Ralph to lose on Sunday would in my opinion have a detremental impact on our team.
It then becomes 7 points gap. A possible further loss down to 4 and a trip to ibrokes to come.
Do not underestimate what the sfa are upto and what refs can do to influence a game. It only takes them to look the other way and this title race could be blown wide open.
Of course if our players turn up fit and ready nothing to worry about but we must win on Sunday simple as.Leave nothing to chance. Our capitulation at Motherwell still haunts me to this day. Nothing should ever be taken for granted.HH

IRISHGUY
2 years ago

Caption

Frozen Assets

charlie
2 years ago

caption tough tonys babby shower….

Mike
2 years ago

I hope that Arfield isn’t injured, I want to see Brownie stick his arms right up his back, sleekit piece of shite.. he is another one with that dumb dumb look that only Huns have…

maryhillbhoy
2 years ago

Caption
Ralph continues to inflict a succession of ugly hun women on the rest of us as part of his aversion therapy.

Mike A
2 years ago

Caption: What do you Think? Will it will have sets of six toes and fingers or will it come out winegitevhair, playing the ukulele. If no, it’s definitkey not ours.

Puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: Well Tam she said a ring on her finger would get her wet and ah said I’ve got a much better idea.

Una
2 years ago

Caption

A bloated monti takes the ice bucket challenge to show his russian admirers how hard his nipples are and how small his gherkin is

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Una

🙂

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Una, my gherkin isn’t overly long, however like Charlie Saiz, it’s extremely thick.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Weered,
Yep, very true!

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Mirth about girth.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Girth Mirth would be a good comic porn star name.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Cha,
You’ll need a voucher…..

jimmybee
2 years ago

Caption: Hooe she doesn’t do that with oor piss pail Wullie. Shall we tell her Tam nah lets see how it pans oot.

Mike
2 years ago

The report into the “Janefield Street crush” has just been published on Celtic news, by Fairhurst. It makes for interesting reading and is a lengthy and illuminating document. After a lengthy investigation with all involved including the supporters affected by this near tragedy. For me one thing sticks out and that is the “Tunnel” effect, when wider openings “funnel” down to narrower pathways, then tragic circumstances might occur. In a sense, that was what happened at Hillsborough, but with huge tragic consequences. The big expanse outside, funnelling down to the narrow entrances, the pressure was huge, gates were left closed and crushing happened. Thank fuck that it was a “narrow miss” at Celtic park because if it wasn’t….

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Weered, The jury is still out on Police Supt. Duckenfield about Hillsborough and that is where some gates were left closed. At Celtic park there is no gates. It was the “funnelling” effect of wide open spaces suddenly narrowing into the back of the stadium, hundreds of Celtic supporters funnelled into a relatively narrow passageway, both ways. That in my opinion happened because the supporters were not marshalled properly. The police and stewards should have been aware of that and prepared for it properly. Thankfully there was no serious injuries, just fear and a narrow escape. They have highlighted various contributory causes, let us hope that lessons have been learned…

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

When I attended games in the north stand, I used to moan a lot about “the traffic” coming into the underpass from opposite directions, it always caused problems. It seems to me that they should only have one way traffic, I wouldn’t be surprised if that is changed soon..

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike – ditto on the info.

On the 1 way traffic how would you implement this fairly as, probably, as many people want to pass each way, on a draconian diktat, alternatively on a game by game basis or a time slot?

Also, you’ve effectively got 4 lanes of traffic ie fans passing each way to go to either end but you also have those from either end entering the North Stand.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

The Cha: You couldn’t implement the 1 way traffic fairly as some would certainly lose out and have to take the longer route. So its just how do you balance safety against ease of access? Even if you changed the one way system on alternative weekends, that would just cause confusion. But consider three wide open sides and only one side with a narrow passageway. Either you prioritise safety or manage the traffic better. All this because of squinty, but the advantage is more Celtic supporters and less Huns = less smell.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Read the article on the fishal site but not the full document, as will wait for Ralph to summarise it tomorrow. 😉

Is it a ‘no blame’ report, as most feared, as that’s next to useless?

We know that large crowds and changed dynamics can be dangerous and this can lead to catastrophic consequences BUT this is why we have crowd control management by police/stewards.

It was this crowd control management failing and not the crowd doing what crowds do.

The releasing of the report over 6 months later and just a few days before the next game also stinks of tokenism.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

It is a no blame report, there is no blame attached to the police or the stewards and that is just crazy, because it is the police’s job to prepare for all eventualities. The stewards not so much because they do what they are told to do by the police. The report highlights the funnel effect but mentions the lack of Sunday bus and train services, FFS. You would have thought it would be better because of that. Celtic commissioned the Fairhurst report, it was always going to take time to gather evidence and information, interview supporters etc. But if you commission and pay for a report, the people who do the investigation will always err on the side of the payee. At least it doesn’t put any blame onto the supporters involved, lets just hope that the police make certain that it doesn’t happen again, lucky escape…

puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: Aye so she said if you put a ring on my finger it will get me wet and I said hold on I’ve got a better idea…

Holysmokes
2 years ago

Caption:
Guy on right: ‘oh, that’s interesting.’
Guy on left (shrugs): ‘meh’

jimmybee
2 years ago

Ralph to dismiss a defeat on Sunday as no or little difference to the title race I think is way off the mark. A defeat could have a crushing blow on the players the supporters and the management in the run in. That 10 point gap down to 7 and then worry sets in fans get edgy and a trip back to ibrokes who knows?
No don’t underestimate the masonic hand, an offside goal here a penalty there could all drastically change the course of a title.
We simply must win on Sunday our 8 in a row in my opinion depends on it. The quicker we get there The better. COYBIG

Devoy45
2 years ago

Totally agree Jimmybee. Sunday is a must-win for us, just to put some daylight between us and the Orcs. It will give us a big boost and knock them out of the race.
Lenny needs to get this one right.
Maybe 4-2-3-1 is not Lenny’s preference?
If it is:
Bain
Lustig (Toljan)/Boyata/Benkovic/Tierney (Hayes)
Brown/McGregor
Forresr/Edouard/Sinclair
Burke
Weah/Bayo/Johnston to figure.
We’re really gonna miss Rogic, Christie and Tierney.
I think we will do them 2-0 or 3-1 but a win is our aim.
Even a draw would be disappointing, especially at Celtic Park with only 500 Orcs present.
C’mon the Celtic!

jimmybee
2 years ago

Think Benkovic is still injured m8?
Tierney might make it but not worth the gamble if he is not 100% fit.
Dunno if Jozo is ready to play or not but yes Rogic Christie Tierney huge losses.
I would play Toljan at left back this seems to be where he is preferred at his parent club
Bain
Lustig Boyata Ajer Toljan
Broony McGregor
Burke Forrest Hayes
Edouard
3_1 the hoops big decisions to be made by Lenny lets get behind him and give them all our full backing.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Ben’s fit (he played the last bit against Dundee and in a bounce game).

The trouble is that him, Ajer and Boyata are all coming back from injury. Add in Lustig and it doesn’t look great.

I’d start with Ben and Boy, if both are match fit.

I’d also start Sinclair, as he has the big game experience, as opposed to Hayes.

jimmybee
2 years ago

The cha i normally would m8 but Hayes could have played himself in after his last performance. Whoever he picks both will do a great job.

Mike
2 years ago

So here is my team, based on the ken fuck all theory.

Bain.

Lustig, Boyata, Benkovic, K.T.or (Hayes).

Brown, McGregor,
Rogic.

Forrest, Eddy, Sinclair.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

No way should Rogic be anywhere near the team.

He hasn’t played this year and couldn’t even make the bounce game the other day.

We’ve a fair few injury concerns (just about all the back 4!) and can’t risk an even riskier inclusion.

Mike
2 years ago

Rogic should play, even if he has had one leg amputated because he is a born match winner, on second thoughts I might take Benkovic out and replace him with Ajer because….

Its my team and I’le play him if I want too,
Play him if I want too,
You’d play him too if it happened to you.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

PISH

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

ha ha ha ha spat oot ma coffee all over ma latop mikey

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Gawn yersell Chico. [-)

Monti
2 years ago

Celtic 4-4 fucking two

Bain

Lustig
Boyata
Benkovic
Tierney

Brown
McGregor

Forrest
Brown
McGregor
Sinclair

Burke
Edouard

Batter them Bhoys!

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Doh!
Take Brown & McGregor out

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

PISH.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

🙂

2 years ago

Monti, Re your earlier comments I was once told by an older lady that – short and thick does the trick but long and thin gets it in!
Also 4-2-4-2 formation wins most matches .
Bain
Toljan, Ajer, Benko, KT,
Brown and Calmac,
Forrest, Eddy, Ryanaldo, Hayes
If Ryan not fit Burke up front with Eddy.
Since on the bench with wee Mikey . also Ker McInroy doing well for reserves.

Devoy45
2 years ago

Monti, leave them in! Your 4-2-4-2 looks good! After all the
Orcs often play a formation this way:
4 Orcs
4 Orcs
2 Orcs
4 Mibs
4-4-2-4!
I hope we play so well we’ll feckin blast them back to 1690!

jimmybee
2 years ago

This isn’t good news for our season book holders who depend on being abke to pay up foe their season books. Let’s hope Celtic can sort it quickly. Celtic statement.
DUE to challenges faced by the club’s finance provider, Zebra Finance, supporters who have not yet renewed their season tickets are currently unable to apply for the finance options with Zebra Finance.

These issues are affecting all football clubs who engage Zebra Finance. However, Celtic are working hard to find an alternative solution for supporters and will provide a further update as soon as possible.

We have had confirmation from Zebra Finance that any supporters who have completed the application process with Zebra Finance and received a successful confirmation email from Zebra Finance will not be affected and no further actions are required. The club will communicate a confirmation of such season ticket renewals in accordance with the applicable process.

Any applicants who have had a finance application rejected by Zebra Finance will receive a follow-up communication from the club as soon as possible.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Saw that on the fishal site but not sure what it meant.

Is this a dodgy finance company that’s gone tits up?

I would hope that Celtic are quickly able to arrange a suitable replacement.

jimmybee
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

The cha they are in financial trouble for some reason but also do the same for Leeds Hibs etc so not just Celtic fans. Not good though.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Not good and slightly surprising given Celtic’s well respected reputation on financial matters.

I know it’s fans’ loans rather than the club itself but I’d expect them to keep well clear of shysters.

BJF
2 years ago

Weered, sDUPid , priceless haven’t seen
that before. Looking forward to Sunday great if we can get away with Monti’s 12 man selection.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  BJF

13 surely?

Monti
2 years ago

Shagging?

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Eating tea cakes on the bench

BJF
2 years ago

Yup it was 13, but our squad will do the business. Weered full marks for originality, another literate Irishman!

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  BJF

BJF,
Did you mean dippit?

Monti
2 years ago

Let’s hope so comrade, this is one i want badly!

Monti
2 years ago

Could someone ask Ian Black what the odds are on El Fuddalo being sent off?

Mike
2 years ago

Well the Bould Irishmen are slapping on the Preperation H. patting themselves on the back, ready to welcome each other in. While we have the “Call To Arms” Getintaethem, Getitrightupthem. Fuck the Huns, boot their erchies right up them.

We love you Celtic, oh yes we Do-diddly-doo,
We hate the Sevco, them wearing Blooo,
We love you Celtic, we diddly-dooo,
Oh Celtic we love yoooo. GIRUT.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,
Good morning comrade,
Were you at the house of parliament yesterday?
I kept hearing John Bercow shout ” the nose hade it, the nose has it”?

Ken like…..

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

😉

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

🙂

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Either that it was Dave King…..” The eyes to the right 1690, the nose to the left 1916…..

Tim wins again!

Stupid, stupid huns!

Monti
2 years ago

“TERRORIST OR THE DREAMER, THE SAVAGE OR THE BRAVE,
DEPENDS WHO’S VOTE YOU’RE TRYING TO CATCH, OR WHO’S FACE YOU’RE TRYING TO SAVE”

BRITS OUT!

Mike
2 years ago

I share the view that there is a direct link in the decline of Scottish football due to the fuckwits running it. A very wise man said… “Football without fans” well you know the rest. The SFA need to take a large step back, change tack and modernise. They must start the modernisation process by being honest and holding a major inquiry into past actions, the lies are tripping them up. Be open and admit what these past transgressions are and begin again. Get rid of these ancient committee’s and bring in new professional people. Start as you mean to go on. Its either that or RIP, watch as Scottish football floats down the Kelvin..

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