Celtic Diary Thursday May 2: New Balance Slip Off Track

In yesterdays diary, a throwaway comment about New Balance, the firm who have the simple remit of producing green and white hooped shirts every season, has come back to haunt me..

The annual new kit launch is today. My guess is it’ll be green and white hoops again, showing a distinct lack of imagination at New Balance. 

Incredibly, they have decided to bring out a white shirt with some green lines on it.

When the PLC speak about Celtic being a world recognised brand, the one thing that sets us apart from every other “brand ” in the football industry are the green and white hooped shirts.

One thing that makes us instantly recognisable is the shirt.

New Balance somehow have been allowed to ignore that, and its hard to decide who is at fault.

 

Even Nike, with their revolutionary home kit

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that turned into the away kit

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after just a few washes at least caused a ripple of amusement aongst the support, once they’d realised that the two for one deal wasn’t so bad.

In a week where two Celtic legends passed away, its perhaps even more offensive to expect supporters to condone the removal of the one thing that is associated with Celtic.

 

Or perhaps its part of a long term plan from the PLC to continue to strip away everything that we once were…

 

Anyway, Baz on twitter made a case for New Balance to get in touch with him before they bring out the away tops, which will presumably have a sash or a poppy on them, when he showed us that just a slight tweak to the design would have been perfectly acceptable.

Ah well, soon be time for the transfer window to open.

 

Timothy Castagne has been linked with Celtic again. The defender was touted for a move last January, but as we told you at the time, nothing would happen until the summer, and even then it wasn’t certain.

Money will be available for Lennon to make such additions to the squad as he sees fit, although the amount has yet to be decided.

What we do know is that if Lennon doesn’t take the job, then Lawwell has decided to pretend that he’s forgotten the PIN for the debit card.

By the way, its not a PIN number, that would be tautology. It’s a PIN. Personal identification number. You can mention that to your friends and that would make you just as much fun to be with as it is to be with me.

On the other side of the city, plans are underway to stop Celtic becoming the first Scottish side to do nine in a row twice.

Jake Hastie will “undoubtedly” improve Rangers, said manager Steven Gerrard after the club confirmed the summer signing of the Motherwell winger.

The 20-year-old, who has made just 17 first-team appearances for Motherwell, has agreed a four-year contract.

Hastie broke into the first-team at Fir Park after returning in January from his loan spell with Alloa Athletic.

“He is a talented young player who has performed well in the second half of this season,” Gerrard said.

“We are always looking to add individuals to our group of players who will improve us and Jake will undoubtedly do that.” 

Er, this Jake Hastie ?

We believe that the chief scout at ibrox has been called in for a chat..

rangers scout video

 

Should Celtic win the league at Pittodrie, one wonders if they will receive a guard of honour from the home players when they visit ibrox the following week…after all, it would be the dignified thing to do..

 

Meanwhile, the funeral of Billy McNeill takes place tomorrow, and thousands are expected to line the streets to bid a fond farewell and say thank you to the man who showed us not only how to lead a football team but how to lead a life.

 

A number of road closures have been announced for the funeral of Celtic legend Billy McNeill.

The service of the leader of Jock Stein’s Lisbon Lions will take place at St Aloysius Church in Garnethill at 11.30am.

Fans will line the streets to pay their respects to the former captain and manager as his cortege passes Celtic Park at around 1.30pm on Friday.

The council said: “Due to the expectation of large crowds paying their respect, the following roads will be restricted for the safety of those attending the funeral of Billy McNeill.”

Road closures – between 10am and 2pm

Hill Street, between Cambridge Street and Scott Street

Dalhousie Street, between Renfrew Street and Buccleuch Street

Renfrew Street, between Dalhousie Street and Rose Street

Rose Street, between Renfrew Street and Buccleuch Street

London Road, between Springfield Road and Clyde Gateway

    

Revocation of one-way   – between 10am and 2pm

Garnet Street, between Sauchiehall Street and Renfrew Street 

 

yesterday , we had this…

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Police confirm it was a fly by shooting 

today…

 

 

 

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Monti

Somebody at NB & CP needs a proper volley in the baws!
STOP FUCKING AROUND WITH OUR HOOPS!

NB, THE LIGHTS & BOYATA OUT!

Monti

Fuck off Zombie

Uralius

Wha let Traynor on here FFS? Trying to bring the club into disrepute on one of the most logical well informed blogs on tinternet.

Weered

Redcoat Snake here… Fangs for the memories….SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ouch…A fuckin bit masel

Weered

Caption… Is that a reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe waiting for an up-draft …

kevlar

the thought gave me the boak

Kevlar… I’m glad it had the desired effect on someone. 🙂

henkesdreadlocks

Caption……..

How many times can you relate the word ‘jobby’ to this fine pair?

Tim Buffy

Caption. “Aw naw. My waters have broke.”

Weered

🙂

Uralius

Buzz how auld’s yer granny?

Bob Cobb

“…and if she opens them just a little wider, we may finally see that the Rangers are coming”

Monti

Bob,
That’s not remotely appealing! 🙂

maryhillbhoy

Hear hear

The Cha

I’m sure I recall you saying you’d ride anything; clearly not a man of his word. 😉

Weered

Cha… I think he forgot the caveat…”within reason” 🙂

Monti

Weered,
Yes…..cough.

The Cha

I’m sure he’ll go to some unreasonable places but accept that dreamboat Annie is beyond the pale.

Monti

🙂

Weered

Monti… the caveat within the first caveat is
“Beer bottle goggles”

Turkesh

The Zombies queue for season tickets at Ibrokes as going for 1 hits an absolute frenzy.

Turkesh

caption !

Mike

Hail Hail Cesar.

Ancient Celts extracted Green from Royalty,
Billy McNeil showed Celtic unparalleled loyalty,
Not for him the colour red,
if you cut him, Green would be the colour bled.

Hail Hail Cesar, in life you showed no fears,
As we salute you through our unbridled tears,
Our hearts are broken, but they shall mend,
As we prepare to say goodbye to our cherished friend.

Weered

Mike…one of your best tributes to Cesar…

Monti

Mike,
Outstanding!

Mike

Running out of hankies!

Monti

Your nose running?

charlie

good yin mikeybhoy

Mike

Note to self: Never, ever mention anything relating to, turbinets, septum’s or nostrils, never ever…

Mike

Why thank you kind Chicobhoy.

The Cha

Au contraire, Big Billy was a lifetime red.

“Then raise the scarlet standard high
Beneath it’s folds we’ll live and die
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer
We’ll keep the red flag flying here”

Mike

We’el keep the Green flag flying high bhoy’s,
As we proudly march along,
We’re on our way to certain victory,
To cheer the Glasgow Celtic, on and on and on.

We’el keep the Green flag flying high bhoy’s,
On our way to fame and glory,
That’s the Celtic story,
We’el sing it loud and sing it long.

We’el keep the Green flag flying high bhoy’s,
From Easter road to Aberdeen,
We’el tell them to stuff their team and fuck their queen.
O

Mike

We’ll keep the green flag flying high bhoy’s,
As we proudly march along,
On our way to fame and glory,
That’s the Glasgow Celtic story
We’ll sing it loud and sing it long..
From Easter road to Aberdeen
We’ll shout GIRU your team and FTQ.

Sery

Caption competition…

Nigel, “you talk a lot of” …….. piissshhhh

Mike A

Caption. How Tory policies are created.

charlie

they said the wer gonny stop us from winning 6 in a row 3 times seven in a row twice eight in a row twice they say mer than thur prayers ……….dae zombies say prayers he he

charlie

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

charlie

they will always try to cheat celtic bumm boy……………… if your askin aboot the size ae ma c well its nain ae yer bizness ya wee fairycake ye ha ha ha ha

Monti

Hahahahahaha

Monti

Ok if you say so knobin

charlie

caption a hope that auld yins no using wanny they new fangled pogo dildos on camera

charlie

f thurs nae such thing am claiming the patent ha ha

charlie

you make me laugh bumm boy but alas ime away fur a jug …………..you look efter yersel kid ha ha ha ha

Why should I… You already did and got little or no satisfaction?

Buzz, I refer you to my previous answer

The Cha

Caption “We WILL be in power by the time The Rain Jerseys get to 55” I wonder if the broken hoops is in preparation for sleeve advertising, which is all the rage in the EPL. If that Hastie quote is accurate then he wrote it when he was 11 or 12; is that likely? “Money will be available for Lennon to make such additions to the squad as he sees fit”, seriously you need to either get off or back on the meds. Lennon is the cheap option and, if he’s appointed, then the comings and goings will be dictated… Read more »

Weered

Monti…FFS “let sleeping dogs lie”

Weered

mmmmmm

Weered

mmmmmmmm

Buzz Psycho?

Puggy67

Caption: Anne Widdicome wishes she’d been clearer when she asked the genie of the lamp for some massive cock.

Pugy…. Winner… Again ffs

Puggy67

🙂

Devoy45

BB you’ve hit on a real concern of mine. Wee can’t win without scoring, regardless of how good (and lucky) our defence it. It would be a real disaster if we lost to Aberdeen and then Sevco, with ‘honest mistakes’ on the cards. It could happen. We need somehow to beat a press and STOP mis-firing. Your UNLESS is big but possible. All of us just want to get number 8 in the bag and then move on and improve. We didn’t need to be in this situation. One of our Board, Brian Wilson is not a Tory. He made… Read more »

bgbhoy

we don’t need to win devoy

another lennon masterclass 0-0 does the job

The Cha

Translation: we scored 4 goals, a great hat-trick from Sinky, a great return from Eddy and still won despite 2 scandalous penalties and foul on Gordon for the other.

But that wouldn’t fit your agenda, now would it?

Bgbhoy

If we need 4 goals on Saturday we won’t get them!

The Cha

Will we score 4 goals by the end of the season?

Bgbhoy… How hangs it young man 😉

Monti

Weered,
I’d guess one solitary inch to the left 🙂

Monti

Buzz cock,
It must hurt knowing we just need a point…out of three games…
I feel your fear..

Stupid, stupid Huns.

Monti as its 1 inch to the left he can’t be a Mason then

Bgbhoy

Very well red, Monti I won’t allow another outburst like that. You know I could take you

C S… Would that be 7 wins

Devoy45

Typos: we for wee and is for it.

Monti

Your a hun ya fucking prick, fuck off back to your inbred sites!

There is no ” rangers ” anymore, you monkeys didn’t care enough & didn’t put enough in the pot to save the original club.

Stupid, stupid huns!

Broxburnbhoy

You are definitely sick all right. Found that Yeti yet ( geddit )?

Broxburnbhoy… That’s abominable… 😉

Broxburnbhoy

Lol good one

Caption:
So,a duck’s quack does echo.

Cartvale

BB you have a point regarding the Board, a shower of chancers that have scunnered more than a few managers. A spineless group of humanity that know their place, have done everything to build a stadium with fairy lights, but mismanaged the football, ignore the supporters and bring out the worst strip in a long time. We will still win eight in a row, as too lose three games would require some cheating, Sevco are overrated neede two pens to beat Aberdeen. Don’t see any great signings coming along and Lenny is the cheap option to keep the majority of… Read more »

R.St.Parsley

Here come ol’ DK He come sniffin’ round Sevco He got googly eyeball He one big tax dodger He got fenian blood up to his knee Got to be at Ibrox, he can do what he please Huns together are ripe to be fleeced. He glib and shameless He don’t know no football He hire Mark Warburton He hire Uncle Pedro He hire thick scouse blowhard Stevie G Got to kid the Hun fans he can win them the league Huns together are ripe to be fleeced. He full of bullshit He got empty pockets He sign English has-been He… Read more »

Steve Naive

Barcelona still hammering those wee diddy teams I see.
We could copy their rope a dope in Europe.

jimmybee

I thought Liverpool played well Steve 3_0 flattered the catalonians the reds should have scored at least 1 Messi though is different class.

The Cha

Liverpool have done the same to plenty of other teams over the years.

I’m not a fan of praising teams for “doing everything right apart from scoring”. Er.

The Cha

From BBC “Celtic take final-year option on Sinclair”

Not sure what all the faffing was about given he’s a proven goalscorer and we’re crying out for goals!

The Cha

Yes, let’s sell our 3rd best goalscorer when we’re struggling to score goals. 🙁

SteveNaive

On the surface it looked like that Jimmybee. A risky strategy to rope a dope but that is exactly what they did. Should have been four as Liverpool went all out for a goal. Rather foolish from Koop. You are right though… privileged to have seen Messi.
Too many reasons to list to dislike Liverpool…irrational but you can be like that in football. Here’s some more
Millwall,
Racing
Atletico,
Aberdeen
Airdrie

Buzz. You’re something of a visionary then

Buzz… I’ll bear that in mind… Not

Ooooooooohhhhhh scareeeeeee

Weered

tut tut..your’e the one with the mental issues..tut tut

Deid cheat Huns were allowed to win three rigged leagues in a row by the Tory Plc.Then top man minty bailed and left googly eyes,who took the rap!The debt was gone but their still Rangers(scrounGERS)still the most successful football team ever.how one Celtic fan can by into that garbage is beyond me

Broxburnbhoy

Unfortunately everything is beyond you

Monti

🙂

Mike

We all enjoying the positive aspects of football, but we push to one side the bad parts, like injuries. These injuries can be wide ranging and painful and players sometimes have to play and endure pain. Its hard to think of a player who doesn’t pick up an injury or two, throughout their career. Some players take injections so that they can continue playing until a break gives them the time to get it sorted. You read of players being injected weekly to allow the pain to be diminished, allowing them the freedom to play. When football careers are over… Read more »

Mike

We all enjoy the positive aspects of football, but we push to one side the bad parts, like injuries. These injuries can be wide ranging and painful and players sometimes have to play and endure pain. Its hard to think of a player who doesn’t pick up an injury or two, throughout their career. Some players take injections so that they can continue playing until a break gives them the time to get it sorted. You read of players being injected weekly to allow the pain to be diminished, allowing them the freedom to play. When football careers are over… Read more »

Mike

EH?

Mike… “hirpling” is a new one on me 🙂 kindly explain please… It’s a great word tho

Monti

Weered,
It’s a Roman genital

Monti. Oh those Romans

Mike

When you hiv tae stagger because its hinging like a bull..

Monti

🙂

Mike… Just as well I’m a horse then

Iancelt67

I’m not reading that a 3rd time

Morto

Caption:
Well, not really a caption more a comment but am I the only one who can here The Bee Gees singing ‘staying alive’ over that picture?

Puggy67

Right band wrong song Monti

Its just your jive talkin
Youre telling me lies, yeah
Jive talkin
You wear a (lizard)* disguise
Jive talkin
So misunderstood, yeah
Jive talkin
You really no good

*Live on the David Icke show version

Devoy45

Hirple. Man I do a lot of that these days.
Limping/staggering/walking slowly/shuffling and painfully and so on. English has no word that rhymes with purple but Scots has a great one: HIRPLE
Old folk like me and Mike hirple all the time!!!

Devoy… Remember… You’re not old.. just older

Devoy…. Ahhh sounds like something not to look forward to… We have a similar words here…
“Pochling” … More used in rural areas now… City folk try to shun the old words like this and use 10 words when 1 fits it well enough:)

Mike

Oan the pochle, see charlie,

charlie

oi you so this is wit yees talk aboot wen a go furra pint he he

Mike

Are you getting the leg over tonight Mike? I’m a frayed Knot.

charlie

mike dae yoos auld yins hirple wen yeeser gettin yer leg over ha ha

charlie

ur kin yees no dae it staunin up anymer ha ha ha ha

charlie

am bettin at his age devoy canny dae it lying doon anymer ha ha ha ha ……….ony kiddin devoy

Mike

I kin oot run you chico, nae bother..

charlie

mike the lassies doon the bingo huv nicknamed me gangbang on accounty ma stamina ha ha ha ha

Mike… Is that turn of speed when Charlie is dressed as a ewe

charlie

ffs he canny catch me when am runnin wae wanny his ewes under each arm ha ha

Charlie… Oh the mental picture that paints in my head 🙂

charlie

weered we have sumfin like that n glesga bumm boy writes a whole loada shite and we jeest thnk cunt ha ha ha ha

Charlie… No comment 🙂

Buzz pot and kettle?

Buzz Bimb… You obviously did not see my replies on the previous page 😉

Tommy… Yep and I’m the Pinball Wizard

Weered

If only you knew the actual truth of it all

Weered

now who’s the donkey…

Yes I used the handshake to discover one…
Fuck was he surprised that I wasn’t one. Sorry to disappoint you on this occasion 😉

Bognorbhoy

Caption..

Awe f.f.s. Anne I’ve left the doggie bags in the car…

Or …

Well Nigel stop asking ,widda come again

charlie

bognorbhoy that second wan nearly made me vomit ffs

Bognorbhoy

Sorry
🙂

charlie

mon the valencia if thur good enough tae beet celtic they can beet any cunt

charlie

mon the valencia if thur good enough tae beet celtic they can beet anybody

Good with the insults Broxburnclown

Broxburnbhoy

Just an observation about you in corrupt nigel land

Broxburn… Is that similar to Alice in wonderland

Monti

Broxburnbhoy,
Good to see you on m8, don’t let this clown put you off!
HH

Broxburnbhoy

Cheers Monti. The Tully’s and Buzz Offs of the world are provocateurs writing nonsense. The missing millions pish and jockland pish is a distraction from Celtic and being the best club we can be.

Weered

if you can’t find those missing monies then I doubt if even HMRC would be able to find it… cough

Weered

IT LOOKS AS IF YOU HAVE A SERIOUS JEALOUSY ISSUES, ALONG WITH THE REST OF YOU ISSUES, WITH WEALTHY PEOPLE SUCH AS CELTICS INVESTORS…. IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT INSIDE EVERY SOCIALIST THERE’S A CAPITALIST BURSTING TO GET OUT…

Monti

Broxburnbhoy,
A pair of tits m8!

Weered

SOLDIER BLUE… ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FILMS…CANDICE BERGEN…OHHH THE SHIVERS IN MY QUIVER

Weered

my favourite movie with an apt title, which reminds me of you… LITTLE BIG MAN

Broxburnbhoy

You are very amusing Buzz Off – is a sad kind of way. Seen any masons emerging from Area 51 ya daftie?

Weered

probably only you

Weered

I’M QUAKING IN MY SLIPPERS

Is that a threat??

Monti

Weered,
It is, clearly.

Monti

Weered,
At your age it’s normal to quiver 🙂

Monti

tully,
Leave Broxburnbhoy alone ya prick, fuck off back to the bears den!

Stevie D

Ralph; re your theory on the PLC and their “long term plan” to “strip away everything that we once were”: I think you’re onto something there and I don’t think this is anything new. Something that’s bugged me for a few years and seemed to have evolved with out anybody really noticing. When exactly did the shamrock become a four leaf clover? It seemed to start as a subtle change in badge and emblem design and before we know it we’re singing about “a four leaf clover on my breast”. Is this a form of dilution of culture to facilitate… Read more »

Buzz so she’s more of a man than you?

Buzz… It’s all done electronically or pigeon post

Weered

no never had the pleasure

Weered

Well alright then… IT’S THE MASONS THAT DONE IT
BOO HOO

jimmybee

Caption: So Glad of Tena pants you don’t have talk pish

charlie

ffs jimmy is that bumm boy in a nigel mask

Scottish Football Association Fallacy…

Imagine waking up in the morning after you’ve been assaulted the day before,only to find out you`ve been fined £7,500.

Fasten your seatbelts Ghirls & Bhoys, it’s going to be a bumpy couple of seasons.

All about sevco.

Broxburnbhoy

No they are not in Dave Kings pocket. That is as ludicrous as everything else you believe ( if you actually believe it ) I have read the Celtic accounts and every penny is accounted for and signed off by the auditor and appropriate taxes paid. You are alleging a massive fraud and you should be careful what you allege unless you have facts. Of course you don’t because you don’t understand a P&L statement or a balance sheet.

Mike

RIP Billy Cesar McNeill, You and your family will be in our thoughts today especially. “They never die, those whose memories live on” don’t know who said that, but it’s so very true. You think of your family and your friends who have passed, that wee corner of your heart that has gone missing, leaving a painful void. But smiles, acts of kindness, good and pleasant memories never leave you. Billy, you gave me and thousands like me some wonderful memories, these memories will live with me forever. God Bless You and all our other Lions, those that are passed… Read more »

charlie

hail hail mikeybhoy

Paddybhoy67

Caption … “Kexit”.

Puggy67

Was going to put ‘prolapseit’ but it made me boak

Devoy45

charlie. No offence taken. Although my legs hirple,key parts of me are young and walk…ermm…erect. I dae whit ah can…

Monti

🙂

ETim gait?

Monti

🙂

charlie

devoy wits yer secret ………..askin fur mike who canny dae it staunin up anymer ha ha ha ha

Danbreen

Maybe she’s proving that she doesn’t have as much shite on her lips as he has !

Puggy67

Just a thought but three frequent posters are a WW2 general, a WW2 bomb and one has a WW2 fetishism. Fire in the hole! I’m off enjoy the game tomorrow for we are Celtic supporters faithful through and through.

Devoy45

Caption: Ann: Oh my God Nigel, there’s a dead working class man blocking our path.
Nigel: just do what I do. Use him as a doormat.

Monti

Goodbye Billy!

RIP

Weered

have you any meds you could give him for the shock?
I believe he likes smarties

Weered

HE’LL HAVE A GOOD LAUGH AT THAT… hahahaha…THAT WAS A WEE LAUGH

Writing nonsense ya clown?ibroxclown you starting a whip round to help the tories pay the fine?zombie Celt that slags Tim’s instead of Huns.

Distraction?being the best you can be minus the stolen titles and money from the deid cheats! You can’t accept your country cheats at sports or just doffing yer cap to your betters.only in jockville!

Broxburnbhoy

Lol is that the news from Nigel Land – I very much doubt you or Buzz Off are Tim’s – I think you are both lurking zombies here to provoke with deluded nonsense. This is the news from jockland !

You mad about ETims or just plain mad? Why not buy the t-shirt at http://etims.spreadshirt.co.uk/