Celtic Diary Monday June 17: What’s Not In The News

We’ve seen the tittle tattle around the bid for Motherwell youngster David Turnbull, and how the agent has allegedly decided to hang on and see what else is out there for his client.

As far as we know, the deal isn’t dead in the water as yet, but it is flapping around a bit hoping the coastguard are on their way.

A boat has been spotted on the horizon, but it’s difficult to see just what it is yet….

The abundance of websites dealing with football gossip-we don’t do gossip on Etims, we just make stuff up, which is why we get exclusives-means that there are plenty of opportunities for agents to plant stories to attract interest in their players.

Of course, there’s one club that doesn’t need these websites, as they have an entire national media to do their bidding, but for Celtic players there has to be a bit more work done.

Which is why this story caught the eye. From Football Insider..

Bayern Munich are closing in on the signing of highly-rated Celtic youngster Liam Morrison, Football Insiderunderstands.

The Scottish champions have been trying to tie down the defender, 16, to a professional deal, but he could now be headed for a glamorous move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

A source with knowledge of Morrison’s situation has told Football Insider that Bundesliga giants Bayern are in pole position to sign Morrison this summer. 

Could that source be his agent, a man who it appears has a particularly well developed imagination ?

Of course, the player may well be in the sights of Bayern Munich, and if so it would be a tragedy if such a talent were allowed to leave.

Especially given our shortage of top class centre backs.

But I’ve a feeling if there was anything in this story, it would have found an outlet with more of a reach than Football Insider.

 

Adam Matthews.

There’s a blast from the past. He was part of the side who beat Barcelona 2-1 all those years ago, and is now available on a free transfer. He’s still only 27, and has the experience required to be at the very least a back up right back, and as he showed against Barcelona , he can play on the left as well.

Available on a free, he falls just within our budget, and would certainly be worth talking to at least.

He’s had bad luck with injuries, and even worse,  had to suffer David Moyes as his manager. Yet he still wants to play football.

We know he could play, the question is can he be coaxed into getting his career back on track.

As for those who say “you should never go back ” to a club, we asked Celtic legend Bertie Auld for his thoughts on that one, but we couldn’t possibly print the reply.

Olivier Ntcham has more or less publicly said he wants to leave Glasgow and move to France.

During a press conference with the French under 21s, he said

” I more or less  want to say publicly that I want to leave Glasgow and move to France ”

 

Hardly a secret, I suppose.

The players report back for training today, and the hard work starts now with a sudden sharp reminder to them as the draw for the UCL qualifiers is tomorrow…

The draw for the second round of the Europa League qualifiers is on Wednesday, and Celtic will be in that one as well. Just in case we get beat by whoever we get in the UCL draw.

but you know what, I’m optimistic. Should Celtic qualify, and all the seeded teams qualify according to plan…this will be the line up for the group stage draw…

We’ll be in pot 3.

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Anyway..one game at a time..

It’ll be one of this lot first..

Interestingly, there has been no formal goodbye from Mikael Lustig yet, prompting speculation that he might be around for a while…

Anyway, time for a musical interlude before we move on to the biggest story of the week, which hasn;t actually been in the papers yet.

 

Mike Ashley has won his court case with “rangers “. The one over the merchandising.

All that remains is for the court to decide how much Dave King will have to pay the Newcastle owner in lost revenue and damages.

It’s a bit like when HMRC sent the previous entity a bill. As in they didn’t have the money to pay it, as appears to be the case with King and co. regarding the Ashley bill.

As ever, though, a section of the support still seem to think it’s all down to what used to be called the Unseen Fenian Hand..

Until they wake up and realise that they are being shafted by one of their “own “, they will continue to follow follow the convicted fraudster all the way to the gates of hell…

It does defy belief that such an enlightened and intelligent support can be taken for so many rides by so many people.

Have a read of Stephen O’Donnells “Tangled Up In Blue ” -reviewed on the site – to see how this isn’t an entirely new thing…

Then again, that in itself is hardly surprising given the financial acumen of their support…

Speaking of merchandise, the Ibrox Summer catalogue is out, with the ladies beachwear looking environmentally unfriendly…

For King, his customer base is a dream come true, as they are completely oblivious to what he’s doing, choosing instead to focus entirely on the perception of wrongdoing at Celtic..

BrunoseAlves

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The suggestions that Celtic may have breached stock market regulations by failing to disclose their 2 year internal investigation is worth discussing separately from the abuse scandal. Should it be true that they have failed to divulge matters that would have had significant potential to change their share price or damage their ability to attract sponsorship, then they have benefited financially and gained sporting advantage by actions that may constitute illegal insider trading. 

We can of course anticipate a prompt SFA/SPL investigation based on recent precedent. Hopefully they will deal out comparable punishments in order to demonstrate an absence of bias and to maintain sporting integrity. 

Financially astute…aye, they could get the guy who clarified the five per cent share above…

 

One other story caught the eye this weekend, which concerned a referee, Stephen Brown, stepping down and resigning due to historical emails which featured bigotry, which most of us thought was standard in refereeing circles anyway.

 

A few weeks back we were told that he was up for promotion, and decided to wait until he was promoted before asking about his emails.

It seems that we weren’t the only ones that knew-( are we ever ?-Ed ) and the referee has nobly decided to fall on his sword.

Yet this referee was earmarked for promotion, which tells us exactly how little the SFA refereeing circuit has changed since the days of Dallas and his crew.

Whilst the incompetent Rod Petrie now heads the SFA, the equally bloody useless John Fleming is still in charge of the referees..

Well, I’m certain it’s incompetence.

Surely they can’t be corrupt ?

 

On Saturday we had this picture for your perusal..

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Andrew Coyle June 15, 2019 at 11:39 am · Edit · Reply →

caption,look at the photo while humming the laurel and hardy tune,that will answer any questions about him 

today..

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D'Fhinnein Mick
1 year ago

Never mind the caption,is that Alex McLeish sitting next to Eric Sykes?

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Thought it was more Steve pemberton

1 year ago

Caption: “cooeeeeeee! Mr King – somebody has just stolen your wallet full of cash from your hip pocket!”.

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption..

League of gentlemen ..

1 year ago

Chaos Theory
———————
A man lifts his cheeks to fart in Newcastle causing a Tornado to hit Ibrox

1 year ago
Reply to  Desimond

It`s dealt Desimond.

TC
1 year ago

caption, :”when General Ashley sees the Lying King he reaches the vinegar strokes knowing he is going to pump King again!”

F the board
1 year ago

We are pissing about again in the transfer matket,we’ve had months too set up deals,and bugger all has happened

Uralius
1 year ago

Caption: Wish we had safe standing, my arse is in agony.

Monti
1 year ago

If it’s the same club, why do they not own their own retail rights?

🙂

Stupid, stupid huns.

Uralius
1 year ago

I find it hilarious, they know there is a contract…. You know a legally binding document, but they don’t understand why he keeps coming after them.

alan
1 year ago

Caption. ”I think I have just passed a GLIB”

George Lazenbhoy
1 year ago

Say what you like about Mike Ashley. You would never believe has anything to do with sport.

1 year ago

Mikael,thank you you crazy Celt.

The Cha
1 year ago

Agree on the Turnbull situation.

We’re still in negotiations but need to both be pursuing other targets and be prepared to pull out in a week or two if no movement.

Turkesh
1 year ago

caption

Big Mike edges forward and lets a truly evil one rip.

And sends the cleaning bill to Wee Dave King.

Turkesh
1 year ago

the more the Zombies obsess about Celtic, the less they see about Sevco The Rangers.

Great isn’t it.

1 year ago

Caption:
Mike,Lionbrand are to replenish.

1 year ago

Petries elevation to Presdent of SFA seriously calls into question the impartiality of ANY investigation into the granting of a UEFA licence in 2011.

The delay from last July itself, enabled by a clause in the 5 Way Agreemnt that Petrie was heavily involved in, presented his role as Head of SFA Licencing Committee in 2011 being investigated.

It should now be totally unacceptable to Celtic shareholders/supporters that the current ” investigation” remains under any SFA jurisdiction.

Video Celts have raised the point at

https://videocelts.com/2019/06/blogs/latest-news/heavily-conflicted-president-petrie-has-his-fingerprints-all-over-the-2011-rangers-licence/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Up with this we should not put.

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Auldheid

This is exactly why he was involved, we knew that from the off..quid pro quo Clarice and all that

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Auldheid

I see things a little differently. From what I read it sounded like they were preparing to blame whoever was responsible for putting together the package. Therefore covering the arses of the SFA and UEFA, but dropping the pile squarely at the club’s doorstep (if it is the same club). The only way for “rangers” to avoid it then is to prove they ARE NOT the same club. Go watch the man who sued God again.

Bigdelboy
1 year ago

Caption:
General Ashley feels the discomfort of sitting down with a ‘king’ in your pocket..

1 year ago
Reply to  Bigdelboy

Bigdelboy… That would be a cheque-mate

Bigdelboy
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

It would appear that I was just pipped at the post Weered lol

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: Scouting Andy Ritchie’s African nephew Mabawsa.

jimmybee
1 year ago

Lustig is going to Gent. Shamefully treated in my humble opinion we will miss you Lustig.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Not half as much as the dressing room.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Such what do you want jimmy a guard of honour at the airport it’s a cutthroat business they’re well paid. Unfortunately the fans didn’t have the chance to give him a send off I think that’s more important to players than the boards recognition. He isn’t Larson or lubo. He’s a workmanlike decent full back past his best. I’m sure he’s man enough to realise this. He did good things in his time. His memories will serve him well I hope they do he’s got some good ones

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Ach not such *

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Caption

Hope they like the smell of money

Agree, should have another year, but it seems we are bringing Mathews back. Adolf is a thru and thru Celt.

The living deid are so stupid IQ of 55,anyways the marching season is about to start, so that will take their minds of all things Celtic

Carljunglebhoy
1 year ago

Caption: Guess who I’ve got in my pocket? Timmy The Bear (remember him) or Simba The Lyin’ King?

Mike
1 year ago

Stretch one two, as the players prepare for the new season, bibs and new kit ready, scuttling through the cones, “c’mon put your backs into it, think of all the ice cream cones that you have to get rid off.” Some new faces, some still to arrive, excited expectations.
The support too, must prepare, tops and scarves washed to get rid of the beer stains, a wee touch of lemon to prepare the throat for the songs to be sung, frantically thumbing through the song sheets.
A young lad called John Thompson, from the west of Fife he came, naw, that’s an auld wan. Whatever it is, we join together with one aim, one club, ready to take on all comers, new challenges, including the AGM. We are the champions.

“Ruth, may I call you Ruth, Mrs. Jones”? Oh, Mr Rigsby, you have me blushing. “A crème-de-meth Mrs. Jones”? Mr. Rigsby, are you trying to seduce me? “Oh Mrs. Jones, can I?”

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Must be, because Miss Jones never got married. But still Mr. Rigsby had a big crush on her, it could have been her cultured charm, but I have a feeling that it was her warm, tender lips and sassy swinging hips…more likely he thought she had cash hidden away, inside her knickers…

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

“crème-de-meth”? “crème-de-menthe” surely or was Rigsby even seedier than we thought and Meths was his tipple to titillate?

“Me and Mrs Jones, We got a thing going on, We both know that its wrong, but its much too strong to let it go now”

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Mr. Rigsby, Eleanor’s brother, was a man of culture, but he had a thing about the colour purple, when he saw it on Miss Jones’s lips, it drove him mad with passion.. his desire could not be sated.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Was he from Transylvania?

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

CHA… the modern twist might be cristal-de-meth

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Rising Damp meets Breaking Bad.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

The lights of Albuquerque, that’s where I shot a turkey, it gobbled away, till I got my say, at the light’s of Albuquerque..

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

CHA… AHH PREFAB SPROUT… GREAT BAND 🙂

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Yay, Paddy McAloon, as well as the Prefab stuff, I also enjoyed his solo ” I Trawl The Megahertz”, completely different but great also.

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: After saving the world from tolerance Sectarian Woman adopts her alter ego and takes a seat at the match.

1 year ago

Scottish justice ? Fart in a can n rattle it !

jimmybee
1 year ago

Caption: Dave King is taking me to court ffs I’ve just shit maself.

SteveNaive
1 year ago

Can we stop rattling on about the Barca game please ?
19% possession at home is no way to build a foundation of a future style of play in Europe. I agree neither are 7-0 defeats but football always throws up games where the wee team beats the big team on occasion. Lenny called the Board out after the game re the quality of player needed at that level.
Adam Matthews…ffs.
Is Efe available ?

Mike
1 year ago

On the 25th May 2012, the (45th Anniversary of Lisbon) Lawwell sent a letter to the SFA, questioning “Rangers” use of EBT’s, in the interests of fairness in Scottish football, seeking a judge led Independent panel to investigate “Rangers” use of EBT’s.

Question: What changed, that led Lawwell to not follow up on this most serious breach of cheating in Scottish football, why was it dropped. If he was so interested in getting answers, why is he not following up on Res.12.

I fancy a Malteser, Valetta here we come….

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

A copy of Lawwell’s letter was also sent to the President of FIFA Gianni Infantino. Celtic sent a letter to the SFA calling for a Judicial Review into the scandal, Regan said that he was “comfortable with there handling of it and yet three months later called on the Compliance Officer to investigate. How long do we wait for that investigation to get to the truth. CAS should not be involved this is an SFA scandal, they and their “Rangers” friends are the ones who should be taken to task.
The granting “Rangers” a licence to participate in the 2011 C.L. Qualifiers was carried out by the SFA licencing committee, who was the chairman of that committee, none other than Putrid Petrie. That xxxx has his filthy hands all over the 5way agreement, the granting “Rangers” the licence in 2011. He is not fit to be involved in any football club, let alone President of the SFA. I am convinced that his dirty hands was all over the McGinn saga. Putrid Petrie and Regan two cheeks of a filthy arse. Time for change…

Monti
1 year ago

Watched the James English podcast with his guest Tommy Robinson, last night.
Never been a fan of Robinson on the past but i found myself agreeing with him a lot during his podcast.
That worries me but i have to call it as i see it.

Munti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

What the fuck has that to do with the etims site? Prick.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Munti

🙂

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Munti

This lad has had his weetabix this morning obviously ^

R.St.Parsley
1 year ago

Yesterday
I was ‘reffing’ for the SFA.
Now it looks as though I’m on my way
Oh I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly
Being a hun is not enough for me.
Seems today you have to be PC
And can’t insult fucking RCs!

Why I had to go I don’t know.
What did I say?
Just that fenian bastards are scum
Who need blown away!

Yesterday
Dodgy handshakes seemed to pave my way.
Now my sash I’ve had to hide away.
Oh I believe in yesterday.

1 year ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

RPG…. Hahaha very good

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