Somewhere in slumberland ( aka Motel England), one Ralph Malph.
Result..Hee haw Diary for many a day.
If Found, Please return to sober and let productivity commence.
Ralph is still working away ( as far as we know) and cant get to a pc to do his diary. Anyone familiar with his half a diary recently will know how hard it is for him to do by phone.
In his absence, lets have a quick review of the current and recent talking points shall we. Hopefully keep us going until he returns to civilisation.
1: A Zebra dies
The Celtic v Rangers game can wait a second. Before the game, we had the announcement to Celtic fans that Zebra Finance will not be supporting finance plans for any new Season Book submissions.
The Celtic website read:
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.
A slightly worrying affair for many folk, especially in these times. It will be interesting to see how Celtic with Money in the bank react to this set back.
2: 13 points Clear
We got there, in the end. It was a strange wee game wasn’t it? One half we were rampant and in the next half suddenly we became a shadow side who all looked knackered. Injuries have taken its toll for sure and rushing folk back will never be the answer. The current side is rather Brendan Lennon style rather than a clear Brendan or a Lennon style and its producing mixed and confusing performances. One moment flying, next minute lumbering along. At one stage on Sunday I watched Jeremy Toljan stare at Lustig with a “What am I meant to do?” gesture.
All that said however, our star men saw us through and Odsonne Edouard continues to prove his worth. The “£9m man( you have to call him that according to Scottish press)” once again showed he is a class act and his 45 yard run and finish made rangers back line and keeper look foolish and his assist to Forrest was perfect in placement and drawing defenders away from his colleague.
As for Broony. A great first half including Morelosgate but I actually thought he was poor in the second half wobble as he wasn’t running at all, more a walking role whilst standing in front of Ajer( oh my God bless Kris Ajer!!!!) and Boyata which seemed to cause more crowded confusion against 10 men. All worked out well of course in the end and the winding up and first half display was joyous. Just imagine when he is the Manager in a good few years!.
As for Der Hun. We have now went from the Hope “better in 55 mins” to the Hate. They will just continue to drown in their own denial until they realise they wont catch us unless they go back to cheating ways and/or find a useful idiot with deep pockets and no sense.
Now all I want is for us to get Killie in the last game and for them to pip Rangers in the same way we let Aberdeen through last year. Its the simple things in life that give us the most pleasure.
As for Morelos…will he win Etims Player of the Year….The new record holder for European red cards in one season must be a leading contender.
3: Celtic Festival
After the success of the Lisbon Lion tribute at The Hydro, the club haven’t been slow to seize that opportunity and we have a 3 day Celtic Festival in the summer at the SECC. Its just after July 12th so seems everyone in Glasgow is catered for that month.
The Website reads:
The inaugural Celtic FC Festival, taking place from July 26-28, will see Paradise descend upon the SEC in Glasgow for an unprecedented celebration of the Club.
The Celtic FC Festival will be massive, taking up all 20,000sq/m of exhibition space the SEC has to offer, and will be a great day out for all the family. From the moment fans enter the Celtic FC Festival, they will be entering into the wonderful world of Celtic.
Moving through the space, fans will be met by lots of fantastic football activities, such as free-kick, penalty-kick and crossbar challenges, along with other fun elements such as head tennis and football darts, to name a few. The hall will be filled with great interaction for all.
Not only will the world’s biggest Celtic superstore have all the new season 2019/20 kits, it will also host the official and exclusive launch of the new third kit. In addition, fans will be entertained by on-going fashion shows, showcasing all the new kits, training gear and much, much more.
The show theatre will be the place to see some very familiar faces sharing their stories about the club and what it is like to have been part of the Celtic Family.
‘If You Know The History’ will walk you through the corridors of Celtic’s history from 1888 to the present day. Re-live it all, from Brother Walfrid, to the Lisbon Lions, to the Double Treble and current legends who continue to this day to make history for Celtic.
Fans can get up close to the famous trophies Celtic have won – and, yes, the iconic European Cup will be there in all its glory!
Lets hope the Treble Treble is secured to ensure maximum attendance…we haven’t had confirmation there will be a Peter Lawwell waxwork to get your photo taken \ throw cabbages at yet.
4: Sadder News
Sad to hear the passing of Angie Thomson, the Celtic laundry lady of many years has passed away. The Tweeted messages of condolence from players including Craig Burley and Mark Burchill were nice to read and its clear Angie was very highly and very dearly thought of by all at Celtic over the years. Our thoughts are with her family.
Best wishes too of course to the Celtic fans attacked in the City centre.
5: Saints alive!
Tonight we head to Paisley to take on St Mirren who have stepped off the bottom of the league. The weathers shit. the teams tired and the opposition are fighting for their lives. Hopefully we can squeeze through and a good use of available personnel would be welcome if not unavoidable. Just how bad is Timo Weah in training if he isn’t even getting a sniff at game time lately…maybe tonight is the night for him and Burke to once again light up the Scottish game.
Rangers have Hearts at home and while they should win, they are missing their goalscorer and Dafty Halliday so 3pts aren’t guaranteed against a Hearts side that are doing okay just now including “bullying Aberdeen to defeat” at the weekend according to Scott McKenna.
Fingers crossed and we could be at least 15 clear come 10pm tonight and looking at a reall scary Sunday in Motherwell for Stevie G this weekend.
6: Res 12 becomes Web 12
Our friends at Resolution 12 have got a new website up and running.
They haven’t gone away you know Messrs Lawwell and Doncaster.
Check them out at http://res12.uk/
Ok so that’s me….Anything else we have missed that’s worth discussing?