Celtic Diary Friday June 21: Two Signings ?

In yet another twist to the Turnbull Tale, the young motherwell midfielder is now set to join Celtic on a four year deal.

And Norwich.

After days of hushed talks between the Scottish and English Football Associations the player has been granted permission to play for both clubs as long as their fixtures do not coincide, in which case the matter will be settled on penalties.

He’ll train every day of the week, half in glasgow and half in norfolk, except for Thursdays when he has to pick his gran up from the bingo.

Everybody happy now ?

Or he might just decide to throw his lot in with Celtic.

The Daily Mail claims;

David Turnbull is poised to sign a four-year deal with Celtic after another incredible twist to the transfer saga.

The Parkhead club’s interest looked to be dead when they pulled out of the race to sign the 19-year-old Motherwell midfielder earlier this week after failing to agree personal terms.

Turnbull then held talks with English Premier League newcomers Norwich City, who had matched the £3 million deal with the Fir Park.

However, following fresh discussions between Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell and the player’s representative, it’s believed Turnbull has now decided his career would be best served by joining the eight-in-a-row champions. 

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 We have exclusive footage of the final phase of the negotiations..

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Norwich fans have taken it well…

anon.@_Renskay
 
 

I don’t know if I’m just being pessimistic but after watching the highlights of Turnbull on YouTube it doesn’t really seem like he’s that special.
Half of his goals are just from poorly hit deflections off opponents, that he wanders in the right place to rebound.

 
 

Jack Henry@Jackh3nry99
 

Tinpot premier league

Tom@_t1902
 

It was because we couldn’t offer game time mate

 
 
Norwich. Couldn;t offer him game time.
Or boots designed for people who don’t have webbed feet.
A second new face is due at Celtic Park any time now…

Celtic have announced that Nick Hammond has been brought in to replace head of recruitment Lee Congerton.

Congerton departed the Scottish champions last month to follow former manager Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City.

Hammond was previously director of football at Reading and technical director at West Bromwich Albion.

“Nick Hammond will be joining on 1 July to work with the club, initially across the summer period,” said Celtic.

“Nick’s knowledge, expertise and experience will be invaluable as he assists in the club’s recruitment across the forthcoming period.

“The club has known Nick for some time and we are delighted that he is joining Celtic.” 

You’ll remember him from his time on loan at Aberdeen in February 1987, unless you blinked, as he was away again in March.

Or perhaps from this, when West Brom sacked him…

Hammond becomes the latest board member to be culled, paying the price for the appointment of head coach Alan Pardew, who was sacked last week. He also played a key role in the loan signing of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, who has appeared for just 77 minutes since joining in January. (Telegraph April 12 2018 )

He’s been out of work for over a year.
There’s usually a reason for that.

WEST BROM have sacked Technical Director Nick Hammond – the man responsible for bringing Alan Pardew to the relegation threatened club.

The pair worked together at Reading and when Tony Pulis was sacked Hammond put his neck on the line to push for Pardew as his replacement. 

And the Baggies have replaced him with experienced Italian sporting director Giuliano Terraneo as a Technical Consultant.

The decision to appoint Pardew was a disastrous one, having won just one of his 18 Premier matches in charge.

(Sun, 12 April 2018 )

When you are replaced in a job that requires good communication skills by someone who doesn’t have English as his first language, one really has to begin to question one’s career choices.

Little wonder he’s here “initially ” for the summer. He’s clearly fucking useless and we’re just hoping he’s got someone elses number in his phone who can actually do the job.

 

World class in everything we do, except for the things we actually do.

 

It beggars belief that Lawwell, already under pressure for his failure to act in the best interests of Celtic re Resolution 12, historic child abuse, police victimisation of fans and blatant SFA misgovernance would sanction a move for the guy who thought Ollie Burke was worth £15m, but he has.

That heated driveway must be giving off fumes…

 

Mikael Lustig’s wife Josefin has revealed that she cried for a week when she realised the big Swede was leaving Celtic. She only stopped when he told her that she could come with him.

Stories indicate that Lustig had asked for a three year deal and the club were only prepared to offer a single season.

On that basis surely a compromise could have been settled on ? We’re going to regret this…

 

Another piece of tittle tattle doing the rounds concerns Keiran Tierney , who is linked with Arsenal and has, according to some, agreed personal terms already.

He hasn’t.

Not yet, at least, and there is little indication that he will.

 

An Arsenal website seem to think there is something in the wind, but it’s probably just hot air..

Over the last 24 hours speculation has picked up that Arsenal are determined to sign Celtic defender Kieran Tierney and the rumours have taken a positive turn where the Gunners are concerned.

Yesterday we reported that Arsenal was prepared to offer one of four players to the hoops to sweeten any deal, however, the list of names included three youngsters in addition to Carl Jenkinson and it was the inclusion of the three players that was a little concerning.

Wind the clock forward and it is now being reported that Arsenal will offer just Carl Jenkinson and cash in a bid to persuade Celtic to sell.

That is far better, as we explained yesterday it would have been a mistake to include our own young stars in any potential deal but offering just Jenkinson makes far more sense for both clubs.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is said to be an admirer of the Arsenal outcast and hopes of a deal being achieved have risen.

It would suit Jenkinson because there would be far more opportunities for first team football, it suits Celtic because they get an experienced player as well as cash and it suits us because we land one of the best players in Scottish football.

Obviously, this could all change but as things right now what Arsenal are reported to be ready to offer looks like it could be too good for Celtic to reject.

It’s going to be a long summer, and there’s an entire media-and a board of directors-who seem hell bent on making it even longer.

This looks like a bundle of fun..

Welcome to Bhoys v Bluenoses! We’re a brand new Scottish football podcast that’ll see Celtic and Rangers fans debate about the teams they hold close to their hearts on a weekly basis. We would love it if you could follow us to keep up to date with everything we do. Cheers! 

 I’m up for participation.

As long as the discussion is mature and responsible, and doesn’t contain any fuckwits who don’t understand what the term “liquidation ” means.

The fixture list is out…next season Celtic will unfurl the league flag against St Johnstone on August 3. Hearts have already complained, as they are usually the opponents when trophies and flags are on the agenda.

By the end of the opening weekend, “rangers ” should already be playing catch up as they have to go to rugby Park..

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for the Etims

Knob of the Week 

Tim Martin is the owner/operator of piss poor pub chain Wetherspoons, where the dead go to drink.

On BBC Question Time last night, unchallenged,  he spewed forth the sort of thing he sells his public in pint pots about how Brexit was being demonized.

He claimed that Brexit would immediately save Britain £39bn , as that is the divorce payment to the EU, which he reckons the government shouldn’t pay.

Quite how this will encourage anyone else to enter into a trade deal he didn’t say, but Wetherspoons are noted in the industry for bulk buying short dated beer. Thats why they can be so competitive pricewise.

Presumably Martin thinks that international trade dealings are done the same way.

You now know why Wetherspoons are only used in an emergency.

Tim Martin, this weeks

 

Knob of the Week 

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Yesterday, we had this picture..

Celticfan June 20, 2019 at 9:52 am · Edit · Reply →

Chernobyl FC get another 3-0 win due to opposition no show 

Close…it’s actually Besiktas, who were playing at Dynamo Kiev in 1987…a year or so after the Chernobyl explosion.

In November 1986, seven months after the explosion…

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Today..
 
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D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago

Four masons. Is that enough for a quorum?

Was never too keen on Greig obviously,despised Foote,but utterly loathed Rioch. And his wee bumchum who was useless at penalties,the slightly misspelt Masson.

Steve Walls
2 years ago

Brerr. Crunch

Apricale
2 years ago

Much stranger things have happened. The great Alfredo di Stefano signed for both Real Madrid and Barcelona at the same time, the Spanish Football Association eventually sorting it out by a Solomon-like arrangement where he played for the clubs in alternate seasons https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/28204560

Which never happened, of course.

Seems that General Franco was also involved. Insert your own comparison here..

Mike
2 years ago

Wonder why David Turnbull rejected all other offers and decide that Celtic F.C. was the club for him? By agreeing to join Celtic he rejected its reported far more in wages from Norwich, so why?
IMO it was trust, trust that our club would look after him better, nurture him more, develop him and make him a better player. After all he follows a well worn pathway and we have countless previous examples. Explained in the media by Scot Brown, who explained in great detail, his own choices and career path, explaining how he came to love this club, our club. How he was welcomed, treated and how he eventually became a Celtic legend. John Kennedy too, explained to this nineteen year old, how he could develop and be welcomed by every Celtic player, he never criticised him or demeaned his choice, he spoke well and David “liked” his comments. Did that have an effect? of course it did, Lenny wanted him and he is now undergoing a medical and hopefully will be signed later today. So welcome to the Celtic family David, we hope that you fulfil all your dreams and fulfil your whole potential. Lets hope that he is the first of many new faces, our established first team players need some help.

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

hail hail mikeybhoy

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Hail Hail Chico.

Puggy67
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Have to disagree Mike. Have you ever been to Norfolk? There’s a reason Alan Partridge got a late night talk show there.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Puggy67

No Puggy never been to Norfolk, I’m a Ken Diddly Dodd man. 😉 <9

I read somewhere that Turnbull when fifteen had "liked" a Norwich picture (must like the green) so perhaps his trip doon the watter had a negative effect on him. But he did "like" what John Kennedy said about player development and Broony used his message to good effect..

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Puggy67

I did reply Puggy. Ken Diddy Dodd, faithful through and through..

Puggy67
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

What a beautiful day for a tickle missus

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Puggy67

I’ve seen a topless lady ventriloquist, Nobody has ever seen her lips move. Chortle Chortle.

Pat Higney
2 years ago

Caption:
Check out the ref and John Greig chuckle
Because of the thumbs place on the third hun knuckle
When you see that sight, the fix is in
There’s no way in hell you’re going to win
There’s yer proof it’s been happening for years
How a handshake can validate your well founded fears
They powers that be, from the same cup supped
Because just like Gers, they are totally corrupt
Five ways agreements, normal rules shelved
But it’s coming to an end, with resolution twelve

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Pat Higney

FFS here we go again…we have won 8 in a row, THREE consecutive trebles & yet still, still, we are supposedly doomed to fail because of handshakes? Lol.

Funny 🙂

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I presume a handshake brings you a lot of pleasure.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

The Cha,
You can’t beat a five knuckle shuffle m8!

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Weered,
Sahandra!

Pat Higney
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Wow! At which point did I mention being doomed to failure? I made a wee ditty about the picture and you, in your ultimate wisdom, rip it apart! Have a good weekend mate, just remember, being a critic constantly is tiresome.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Pat Higney

Pat,
Calm down, i wasn’t being serious.

Pat Higney
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Fair enough mate.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

😉

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago

Caption……..

Bruce Rioch and an escapee from the Planet of the Apes.

Mike
2 years ago

Caption, Knuckle cruncher meets knuckle dragger.

2 years ago

Celtic kick off the new season with Flag Day game against St Johnstone.

If possible, Mikael Lustig should do the honours of the unfurling.

jimmybee
2 years ago
Reply to  portpower

He should have been in the squad to play port.
He still had plenty to offer us a terrible decision by the board to a great servant.
I’m sure 2 year deal would have kept him here.
Sad way to treat our senior pro and vice captain.

Monti
2 years ago

Of course KT hasn’t signed for Arsenal……..it’s Everton…..cough.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Wasn’t it Katie Holmes that Everton signed?

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Tunstall?

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Could be, you know how easily our Ralph gets confused but at least he’s picked up on your “World class in everything we do” mantra. 🙂

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

🙂

whitearra
2 years ago

Caption : John Greig agrees deal with Memorial Walls representative.

Puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: It’s funny as fuck but it’s a secret.

Puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: Referee displays the classic sings of depression: continuous low mood or sadness,feeling hopeless and helpless, having low self-esteem and calling Neil Lennon a fenian bastard.

charlie
2 years ago

sumdy tell yon bhoys and bluenoses rangers ur deid

alzyerpal
2 years ago

Caption : “John Greig’s a bastard!”

The Cha
2 years ago

David Turnbull:

Good guy, wank, good guy, wank, good guy…

To be continued?

Works for caption as well, if you remove the “good guy”s.

BJF
2 years ago

If Turnbull goes for Champions League, medals and Celtic coaching great, the logical l choice. Why was Tierney at Glasgow airport with Brown Wednesday early afternoon?

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  BJF

Celtic Shop.

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

….. & do a an 8 hour shift as shop assistants.

Monti
2 years ago

Living wage?

Honest hoops
2 years ago

Caption; taxing times these days!!!

2 years ago

Sacked unemployed manager sacked unemployed DOF inexperienced assistant manager,coach who was training kids six months ago.The Tory’s are really going for the nine eh?

Puggy67
2 years ago

Good news on David Turnbull. Kris Commons was a great player but rightly criticized for not getting back quickly enough. This wee fud got his arse back from Norwich in jig time. Let’s hope he owns a dictionary where ability and ambition are clearly defined as separate and distinct concepts. Welcome to the Celtic family David where despite the best efforts of Holyrood a smack on the pus is always an option.

2 years ago

We’ll have a lot of games and probably lots f injuries. If David Turnbull can help Brown, McGregor and Christie out then he is very welcome. Let’s welcome the lad to our great club. The rest is up to him.
David, welcome to our club. Give your all and you’ll have nothing to worry about. You made the right choice!

2 years ago

Rangers proving their shakes were responsible for more trophy wins than the Sheiks at Man City and PSG could ever dream of

Steff L
2 years ago

Don’t get involved in the Bhoys v Bigotnoses thing, and don’t click onto anything on the 67 Hail Hail site as it’s run by people who follow follow a new club from the miserable site of the city.

Cartvale
2 years ago

Caption

The wanking hand grasped at every opportunity

Wonder when someone will look into the knobs at Police Scotland who are being sued for their arrest of everyone involved after Moonbeam buggered off.

The scum as usual are printing anything that is negative about Celtic, as the mighty sevco sign loanees or freebies

Steve Naive
2 years ago

Partridge on his graveyard 2-5 am radio show,
“Stay tuned as in a moment I’ll be interviewing Norwich’s second youngest butcher “

Puggy67
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve Naive

Alan’s deep bath

Puggy67
2 years ago

Caption:Spot the black ball competition © Charlie Saiz

BJF
2 years ago

Ralph- holidays seriously, everyone else is at pre season training! I went to Newcastle under Lyme for an interview in 1973, one of my daughters goes to Stoke once a month for work, maybe it’s something in the water there but I worry about you.

Puggy67
2 years ago

Hard to disagree but although I dearly hope Leigh gets back to being a top player I fear the worst. If there’s one man in the planet equipped to help him it’s Neil Lennon who fought/is fighting his own battle with the black dog of depression. I’m just glad we live in an era where these things can be discussed. The consequences for people I grew up with who didn’t get the help they needed were tragic.

Puggy67
2 years ago

So Ringo Starr’s maw was Orange and seemingly he began to learn the accordion. I wonder what a fully lodged up influence he could have had on music history. I get by with a little help from MI6. Yellow Subnormal. Octopuses Garvaghy Road.

Monti
2 years ago

CS,
It’s not that the support are unhappy with signing Turnbull, by all accounts he’s a gifted young player.
It’s been a very public & messy transfer though, with the theme being possible greed on behalf of the player & agent.
That isn’t going to go down well with ordinary football supporters.
I’ll welcome Turnbull to the club, i’d urge him to get off to a strong start & show the support he is up for the Celtic way of things.

HH

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I’d also extend that advice to Griffiths, head down & make the net bulge time & time again.

HH

Monti
2 years ago

LAWWELL OUT!

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

🙂

BJF
2 years ago

Griffiths back to his best now that really appeals. Talk of the Danish full back with 18 caps also appeals. The

Danbreen
2 years ago

Masonic pricks’

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Danbreen

Nurse ^

Bobby Murdoch’s Crumpled Up Chip Wrapper
2 years ago

Caption

“Brothers, we’re going to need a bigger goat”

Monti
2 years ago

🙂

Monti
2 years ago

Billy McNeill strong in my thoughts tonight….

God be with you Cesar!

Monti
2 years ago

God bless those who hungered for justice!
Pride conveyed to our volunteers!

UP THE ‘RA!

Monti
2 years ago

” Freedoms fight was one because we all stood as one “!

The undefeated Army!

TIOCFAIDHARLA!

OOH AAH UP THE RA

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago

Did he fail a medical at Norwich?.

2 years ago

caption,ref to linesman,you can have get your sausager roll off Greigs ,that big boys for me

Monti
2 years ago

Edinburgh full of LGBT cretins today.

Great :/

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

It’s a joke m8, young ladies walking about with next to nothing on.
It’s unacceptable to me, i have had to constantly divert my stare 🙂

Mike
2 years ago

And trams. Crossover Convertors. Yippeee!

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Trams vestites…..

Mike
2 years ago

I’m loving re-reading “Celtic’s Lost Legend” The George Connelly Story
probably because he is around the same age as me. About his youth growing up in High Valleyfield, his Maw from a huge family from Blantyre and Da. coming from Glesga, moving to Fife to work in the Pits. Loving and day and night playing football. Early doors, he played for Tulliallan Thistle, he was only 14, he only played about 6 times before the Celtic scout knocked on his Da’s door and he just beat big Jock the Pars manager to it. His very early Celtic career as an “S” signing, polishing the players boots, looking after the kit, being overawed by the Lions and big Jock. A shy person, still growing, being slowly introduced to the pro game. Jock playing him in many positions, nurturing him, aye Jock had a soft spot for George, but he recognised just how good George was. Interesting to know how he began to know how he was good at reading the game and how he learned his trade. How Jock put Bobby Murdoch into a reserve game and how he learned how to pass the ball under Bobby and Clark’s guidance. Interesting stuff..

Mike
2 years ago

Steady now, we don’t need that kinda talk on E-Tims..

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Sssshhhhhhh

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

yer pus.

Mike
2 years ago

There’s nothing wrong with a bit off bully… Smashing, terrific.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Stay out of the black & into the red,
Edinburgh today, a lot who like head.

2 years ago

Fitba Blues

Nae fitba on the telly,
nae fitba anywhere.
Nae fitba on the telly baby,
nae fitba anywhere.
All I can do right now,
is look oot the windae and stare.

How long can this go on bhoys,
how long can this go on?
How long can this go on bhoys
how long can this go on?
My mind is sinkin low bhoys,
in fact my mind is gone.

Nurse Ratched’s closin in bhoys,
The Nurse is closin in
Nurse Ratched’s closin in bhoys,
The Nurse is closing in.
And we need aboot four new faces,
Celtic… open that biscuit tin!

Monti
2 years ago

Don’t see many straight marches going on, long live the beaver i say.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

He wasn’t completely wrong 😉

Mike
2 years ago

Foundations for a new strong and stable stable? nice!

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Attic extension?

jimmybee
2 years ago

Tierney of the Arsenal doesnt sound as good as Tierney of the Celtic son.

Monti
2 years ago

” They thought your spirit couldn’t rise again, but you dared to prove them wrong.
Freedoms fight will be won if we all stand as one ”

Bobby Sands

IRA

Monti
2 years ago

We ARE STRONGER NOW, THEY SHOWED US HOW!

UP THE RA!

Monti
2 years ago

I miss the Bairds bar, where i got that place rocking on many a european night!

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