Celtic Diary Tuesday August 20: Cheatin Beaton and his Media Allies

Sounds like a sixties pop combo, when you put it like that, but in reality, it’s a testament to just how far Scottish football has lurched into cronyism.

It’s so bad that even the bookies have ditched it, presumably after they noticed that an awful lot of people were betting on certain events during certain games featuring a certain club.

And a certain referee.

John Beaton is not noted for his ability in his second job-his first is as media relations manager with Scotrail Alliance. Media relations manager…you can see how the circle is drawn.

During Celtic TV coverage of the Dunfermline game, partisan commentator Tom Boyd remarked on the decision Beaton made not to award Celtic a blatant penalty. He concluded that Beaton was not fit for purpose, and added that the referee would be welcome down his local, a reference to the Crown Bar , in Bellshill, where Beaton has been known to celebrate after a tough but fruitful day at the office.

Not his media relations manager office, I hasten to add.

Beaton may be an awful referee, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest that he is, but he certainly knows how to court a relationship with the media.

The deflector shields were cranked up to the max last night when Tom English, the Irishman who works for Radio Scotland, offered his thoughts on Boyd’s comments, and the pain that Beaton has gone through during his tenure as a referee.

Though actually, he didn’t…he played the man…

Tom Boyd is one of these characters who is wheeled out to push the party line and pander to the crazies and their sense of victimhood.”

Boyd, as we know, has a permanent gig with the clubs subscription only tv channel.

He isn’t “wheeled out “, there is no “party line “, and i’m curious to know who he considers to be the “crazies ” and would like him to explain their “sense of victim hood ”

He can put it in the replies , or clarify his comments on twitter, I’m on @richiestoke.

As he is fully aware.

And in an attempt to justify his malevolence, Englsih said;

Tom English
@TEnglishSport
And as a follow-up, most Cetic fans I know cringe when Boyd comes out with this stuff… 
Which prompted the reply..
Richard McGinley
@Richiestoke
Replying to

I can’t think of any, and I’ll wager a shiny sixpence i know more than you.

With English leading the charge, others were quick to leap on the ever-circling bandwagon…

Keith Downie
@SkySports_Keith
Replying to

Horrendous accusation given what Beaton and his family have been through this year. Boyd should be bigger than that in his position of responsibility.

Tom English
@TEnglishSport
·

Replying to

Exactly. Keith

An exchange which prompted several replies, one of which made me spit out my tea..

Whosa Ghirlie
@whosaghirlie
·

Tom put your tongue away it’s getting smelly!  
And so what the Americans call a circle jerk, and us Scots call the mainstream media , began to do its work.
The tweet from Downie, who covers north east football for Sky TV, refers to the abusive text messages that Beaton received after another of his inept performances.
Two men were convicted of sending them, which was quietly reported, as it appears that Beaton didn’t receive the death threats his pals claimed he did, and there was no need for the police protection after all.
At the time, the Diary recorded those events as a way to understand how the media works, a news agency releases a vague statement, which is copied and pasted by the mass media, and from there grows wings.
Corrupted in a contest to get the news out there, regardless of veracity, as quickly as possible, Beaton achieved a form of martyrdom, and his complete inability to do his refereeing job in any capacity that could be regarded as fairly and adequately was ignored.
Like it has been in the last few days.
Someone at the SFA clearly has English on speed dial…
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The Radio Scotland outburst prompted calls for Englsih to be removed from his role at the state broadcaster…

GetJamesyASong
@trebletrebleye1
Replying to

and

It is wholly unacceptable for a professional journalist on payroll of the National Broadcaster to rant like this on air. He should be reprimanded for this and his contact cancelled for gross misconduct. He is free to disagree but what he has said is worse than TB

Though perhaps a suspension, an investigation and then termination-of his contract, not him- would suffice.
The erratic behaviour of some sections of the media have been quite astonishing over this episode, and Celtic, when, in a rare outbreak of journalism, were approached by the sun newspaper for their thoughts, a spokesman told the rag..
We have had absolutely no contact from the SFA in relation to this matter and, given the context and circumstances in which the comments were made, would be astonished if the matter were to be progressed. If it is, then we will respond robustly.”
Of course there has been no contact.
This is just a media campaign to deflect , once again, away from the suitability of john Beaton for the post of referee.
It really is that simple.
However, in attacking one of our own, the media have managed to unite a fractured Celtic support, and the whole campaign looks set to backfire spectacularly.
With doubts surrounding Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell shoved firmly onto a backburner, the management and players can get on with the task of preparing properly for the upcoming play off with AIK Stockholm.
They haven’t gone away regarding Lennon, but he’s got a bit of a respite to fix what he’s broken.
As for Lawwell, there will be a resurgence of the Resolution 12 issue very soon, and this time he’s not getting off so lightly. A huge response came from a  call for help, and for that there are thanks, and a promise not to let you down.
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The usual stories aimed at rocking the Celtic boat ahead of these fixtures have been knocked off the front pages by the vicious attacks on Boyd, and they are out there.
Kris Commons, notably, has chucked in his tuppence worth, which at tuppence is surely overvalued.
There’s an AIK player who claims Celtic aren’t the team they used to be, and there’ll be more like this over the next couple of days.
But for now, there is an anger amongst the support, which if harnessed,  hopefully will encourage the players to get over the little glitch of the last week or so, and get this show back on the road.
And, as the song says, we know there’s going to be a show, and we are fairly certain who is going to be there.
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London Celtic

Caption = Peter can I have this one?
No, Neil.

Monti

Caption: Prince Andrew stars in early learning centre sweep.

Mike

Mountbatton Mounties takes on a hole new meaning!

Mike

Every time that I see headlines relating to anything Celtic in nearly every Scottish media outlet, I smell succulent lamb. (This is an advert for Scottish lamb), its the tastiest lamb around, home bred on natural grass, raised by caring Scottish farmers in a humane environment for your delectation, no dogs are allowed near them. (Advert ends). Thanks for publishing it. It was always said that there grandchildren will be Celtic supporters, but no thanks, I don’t want them anywhere near my family or friends. Come-on Celtic, cos Celtic united can never be defeated. Res.12 Back it, its one way… Read more »

The Cha

Don’t criticise the (grand)children for the sins of the (grand)parents.

I know fine fellows (some of them Odd) who are similarly descended but are great Tims.

Uralius

My family were sheep.

The Cha

and a fine flock they were, I’m sure.

Uralius

🙂

The Cha

Uncle Tom was one of Murray’s minions, so you’ll be waiting a long time for him to grow a pair.

The Cha

D’oh, wrong place again. 🙁

Mike

Yes he was, but I was talking about the Celtic board!

henkesdreadlocks

Caption……….

Sevco trolley dolly’s going for 55……………

……. stone.

Jbhoy

Caption. Wilhema needed a bigger trolley for the bogof promotion.

Rob O'Keeffe

Crazies? =Most E-Tims contributors…..your spelling has left the building again Ralph,it’s BeatHun,even his mates in his local kid him on about it whilst giving him funny handshakes and bevvy.
Please cut out all this Res12 guff unless the whole cheating/corruption over many years is to be investigated…..it’ll probably be business as usual till this new mob enter a liquidation to try to beat the old mob’s worldclass effort at liquidation…..Resistance (by the local population) beats Persistance…..
P.S.Does Puggy have his blazer yet?

Puggy67

Aye, it’s lovely really thick white cotton with buckles all down the back and on the sleeves, I’m unfamiliar with the tailoring term ‘restraints’ but aye it’s lovely. Thanks for asking.

Auldheid

“unless the whole cheating/corruption over many years is to be investigated…”

Is that not what Res12 asked for and is there any other show in town looking for it?

The longer Celtic resist the more you have to wonder why. What are they afraid of?

Rob O'Keeffe

Definition of CRAZIES: Most of E-Tims contributors,except me and…….

Monti

PISH

Rob O'Keeffe

Caption: Brilliant winning entry removed by Ralph,probably D.Mond and the Res12 heidbangers as per usual…..

Rob O'Keeffe

Right,on to the grown up stuff,let’s see what JJ is saying……

Monti

Rob,
Have i ever told you that you are a fud?

Rob O'Keeffe

Erudite? I bet you that you are rather partial to fuds…..

sfa unfit for purpose

JJ , without looking I can guess what he is saying, all other blogs are shite , Phil copies my homework , my mams been threatened and I need your money now !
I’ll go and check to see if im right.

The Cha

Don’t bother he never changes, raging against everyone, including his own supporters, who apologise as they hand over their money.

I assume he’s still heroically in exile in, err, Kilwinning, which is exactly the place you want to be, if you’re being threatened by loyalist death squads.

Rob O'Keeffe

You read it all the time….admit it….

Rob O'Keeffe

Some excellent stuff from JJ over the last few days…..

Iancelt67

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The greatest country in the world ???

Iancelt67

Listening to podcast now re Tom English he’s a fuckstick. English paddy. His name is befitting. He’s a rugby pundit. He should stick to what he knows about. Michael Stewart talks a little more sense

Bognorbhoy

Caption

Trolley dash winner realises her mistake in picking her lazy arsed daughter as her partner ….

Monti

Caption: The Epstein sweep: ” Better get some coco pops in, Andrew is there this weekend”

Puggy67

🙂

Rob O'Keeffe

Jokes about convicted paedophile?-Oh dear…..Signed Phil(still taking mucho dinero from gullibhoys)despite having no contacts except his perpetual mole at Sevco High Command…..total CRAZY….

Monti

This Edinburgh fringe needs to get to fk btw, Guns n Roses ‘ One in a million ‘ should be played on a PA system.

Munti

And there you have the site’s resident fkwit using this song as a reference point again. Now, have a look at these lyrics and have a think over whether they really agree with anything a Celtic fan us supposedly about: One, two, one, two, three, four Yes I needed some time to get away I needed some peace of mind Some peace of mind that’ll stay  So I thumbed it, now it’s six in L.A. Maybe a Greyhound could be my way Police and niggers, that’s right  Get outta my way Don’t need to buy none of your  Gold chains… Read more »

Jinkylarrson

Sack Lawwell.Back Tom Boyd.Back the team.

Uralius

I would expect a Celtic media team plant to back Lawell too…..

broxburnbhoy

Good to focus on those who do not have Celtics best interests at heart and call them out. These folks as highlighted above are anti Celtic. in what world does a TV pundit get investigated or a news paper or a new channel for opinions expressed during a football match? What next people down the pub getting investigated by the SFA for commenting on piss poor referring. This is an astonishing development. Tom English is as always ready and willing to be suckered into this nonsense -seemingly willingly. As someone employed by the State media I thought he was supposed… Read more »

broxburnbhoy

The best way to annoy all of these media and anti Celtic people is simply to keep winning. Win win win and keep on winning. Also time for Celtic to get more vocal about it and start asking public questions around the Resolution 12 issue. Better to move from defense to offense on this

Caption:
They`ve been trying to park in trolley bay for a hour.

TicToc

HaHaHa, ya beauty port, I love it. Wimmin drivers!! Remarks like that are not made without foundation. HaHaHa, there may be some reprisals.
HHH

Mike

Reading the Celtic blogs (marking time till Tangled Up In Blue arrives), you could see the brain of Auldheid getting more and more frustrated and like mount Vesuvius getting ready to erupt. But the citizens of Naples have nothing to fear, his anger will be directed towards another more visible target. Let’s be quite clear, the board, Lawwell in particular will more than deserve what’s coming their way. By side-tracking and dismissing the Res.12 file, they have proven to be unfit to lead our club. The question is, why did they dismiss it? what possible motive could there be that… Read more »

yawn arswipe!freemason remark getting to you?

Broxburnbhoy

You are a first class imbecile ( I read that on the wall of the Masons HQ Inn nigeland )

You are Tory Masonic cap doffing arsewipe who wanted to move on? Kidding nobody asrewipe !

Uralius

Wow, talk about trying to fracture the internet faithful that Ralph has just written a rallying cry for…. Not today Traynor.

Bongo

Caption: Is that where your seat used to be mum ?

Caption… a future vision of Ipox Tesco… where every little helps

🙂

Mike

Tom English, mutton dressed as succulent lamb.

Following a tasty first course of soup.

Puggy67

Caption: After a chance meeting Posh Spice reveals how much Ginger Spice has let herself go.

The media in Scotland know that the cheating is still going on with the collusion of the football authorities, and are not just pretending that it isn’t, but are expecting the rest of us to just accept it and get on with it without saying anything. The trade off here is that it’s better to accept the lies and ongoing corruption as what they see as the lesser evil, than deal with the fall out and consequences of acknowledging the cancer at the heart of Scottish football (Armageddon and all that). I say fuck them and keep holding all their… Read more »

Honest hoops

If a fellow human being can’t call out what is so blatant obvious to a neutral, then tells us how we should react, and that’s never going to happen as we are all different as human beings..I despise the SFA and the media…how dare you Tom English..how dare you..

The Cha

Caption: After ODing on too much soup and lamb, Uncle Tom needs a Camomile tea to calm down.

Mike

An Ode to Uncle Tom. (English translation).

He sits uptight wi his poker face,
Great chieftain awe the Dickhead race,
Spewin pish in paper long,
Revealin where his heart belong,
Poor Deil! see him printing trash,
Hidin awae his Orange Sash,
His prose wid mack us boak,
Awa in play wi yer shrivelled coack. (Knob).

Mike

An Ode tae Uncle Tam (English).
He sits uptight wi his poker face,
Great chieftain awe the dickhead race,
spewin pish on paper lang,
revealing whaur his hert belong,
Poor Deil! see him printin trash,
hidin awa his Orange Sash,
His prose wid mack yeh boak,
Awae an fiddle wi yer shrivelled coack.(knob).

Iancelt67

Caption.
“My boyfriend wants plain flour he wants me to cover myself in it for some reason”

Puggy67

Caption: Suddenly Asda’s offer to roll it back doesn’t seem so appealing. I listened to Tom English last night. He actually suggested Boyd’s comments may have been a deliberate attempt to deflect from the team’s performance. Also that a ref may take legal action. In a country where the Church and the Irish are routinely defamed, despite legislation in place that proscribes it, with the police officers employed to enforce the law standing feet away and ignoring it. What gets me is that I and most of you pay for this dross. But when a Limerick rugby man says he’s… Read more »

Monti

Tom Boyd was spot on in my opinion, Beaton is a cheating cun£ & an awful ref when he isn’t cheating.
Look what happened when the unwashed complained about Collum, they didn’t get him again until the end of that season.
What do we do? Nothing, that’s what.

I would love the job of Celtic PR, these knobs in the media would be dealt with, trust me.

Oh btw, where’s the full backs?

jimmybee

Correct m8

The Cha

Pish, you’d soon be slurping the soup and monster munching the lamb burgers. 😉

Monti

😉

The Cha

Although you could still Mr Creosote them.

henkesdreadlocks

Has is appetite gone?

Broxburnbhoy

Careful Monti sfa Will investigate you

jimmybee

Caption: No for the last time I’m not fuckin Cinderella

jimmybee

Caption: For the last time I’m not Cinderella and I’m not with them.

Mike

There’s NO Romain Peraud, for him to sign before K.T. left the building would have diluted the Arsenal Fee. So its Greg Taylor, Greg Taylor, the young Kilmarnock left back and why am I not surprised, only suspicious. We all know that feeling, don’t we?

Mike

Third time lucky. An ode to Uncle Tom English.
He sits uptight with his poker face,
Great chieftain of the Dick0head race,
Spewing pish on paper long,
Revealing where his heart belongs,
Poor Devil! see him always printing trash,
Hiding behind the Orange Sash,
His prose would make you boak,
Away and play with your shrivelled coke. Knob.

Mike

Jeez what a riddy, but ah wish ah hid said that! X fuckin threeeee.

Beaton? Some years ago, the great Waistcoat, Wattie the Magnificet, complained about an official, hinting at his Irish name, suggesting the official must therefore be a biased Fenian. If I remember correctly, that official was both demoted and never reffed in a Hun match again. Wattie’s word was law but nothing has changed. Beaton’s conduct makes us a laughing stock in other football associations. Can someone help my memory on the Wattie incident? It was shameful but typical of what went on then and goes on now.

Puggy67

“It was a poor decision by the linesman. I think TV replays show quite clearly that Kris Boyd was onside. Mr Murphy was quick to allow a Scott McDonald goal at Celtic Park last season. And he was quick to disallow that one tonight.”

Important to remember that members of secret societies tend to rely on a nod and a wink rather than be explicit in their comments- they don’t need to be as they all get it.

jimmybee

His name was Tom Murphy m8

jimmybee

The SFA wrote to Smith regarding remarks he made following the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game on Nov 12, where he criticised the performance of assistant referee Tom Murphy. Smith was unhappy with the decision to disallow a Kris Boyd goal at Fir Park and pointed out the same official had allowed on offside Celtic goal to stand in an Old Firm derby last season. Speaking at the time, Smith said: “We didn’t finish well and the one that we did finish through Kris Boyd was a poor decision from the linesman. “I think it was quite clear it was… Read more »

TicToc

Jimmybee, are we still waiting or was Smith exonerated and awarded £500,000 compensation? 🙂
HH

jimmybee

Tictoc As far as I recall there was no case to answer Smith had written to Murphy an apology for his outburst so this was deemed ok by the masons.
In the match against Celtic Ferguson called him everything under the sun at half time a police officer intervened but once again Murphy bottled it to take them to task.

TicToc

That’s a real pity that Ferguson wasn’t taken to task, Jimmy, but thanks for the info. The fear factor (from Murphy) no doubt. It works and they know it works. Scum.
HH

alzyerpal

Caption : I would like to give the bird in the baseball cap a sound pumping, Cor!…Hang on!? I was thinking and typing at the same time, where’s the delete button? Where’s the delete button? FFS! Better make sure I don’t hit the ‘Post Comment’ button by mista……………….

alzyerpal… it’s never a good idea to let your fingers do the talking 🙂

sfa unfit for purpose

John Beatons mam and girlfriend go shopping for his succulent lamb

Yup…….

Tangled Up In Blue just popped through the letterbox.

Please excuse me Dear Readers while I adjourn to the Cluj-die for a wee shuftie.
like Scott of the Antarctic I may be gone for some time.

H.H

jimboh,

Mind and not mistake the book for the toilet role at the end 🙂

H H

CS

O our abused daddy, who are the bees knees in The Crown.
You have a made a name for yourself by not giving the crazies penalties.
You will be king of Scottish referees one day.
The SFA will make sure you are in Scotland, for all time.

Give us this day some honest mistakes.
Forgive us for being crazies
And lead us not into resolutions,
But deliver us from the evil bastards with whistles.

Amen

Owen Mullions

Caption: Special Offer! A free jumbo-sized hunette with every purchase at the Ibrox Megastore this week.

Monti

See that wee fud Barry Fergiehun, has had his say on the Tom Boyd/Cheatin Beaton row….
Not got much to say about EBT’s or stolen trophies & prize money tho.

Ken.

sfa unfit for purpose

Would that be Bankrupt Barry ? Who moved all possesions into his wifes name before the tax man came calling , thus depriving the ‘State’ of tax revenue that goes towards Health , Education and Her Majs Armed Forces.
That’s the next thing on my agenda , to petition the BBC as to why they have so many tax cheats on the books of the public broadcaster ?

Rob O'Keeffe

Do you have a problem with depriving the Brit ‘Forces’ of cash?…..

Monti

What like the royals?

Monti

Caption: David Murray in trolley get’s stuck in the vegetable aisle.

R.St.Parsley

Caption:
‘Next time you’re at the checkout and you hear the beep, think of the Huns you can see thieving on a supermarket sweep’.

sfa unfit for purpose

Celtics new defensive scouts continue to hunt in the bargain aisle

Monti

DESIMOND,
Sorry to hear your mother has passed away!
God bless you, your family & friends today & all days!
Very sad news indeed!
I know how you will be feeling today as my dad died when i was 18.
Just wanted to let you know you are in my prayers & thoughts Desi.

Take care, Desi.

Hail Hail 🙁

jimmybee

Sorry to hear that thoughts and prayers with you all.

Mike

Condolences for your loss.

Steve Naive

If Celts play as good as the comments today we will wipe the floor with Stockholm. Mike is pulling strings all over the park.
The Royals and Elton’s plane… what are they like ?

Iancelt67

Thoughts and commiserations Desi

Big Shuggy

Caption: maw maw see that over there is that where the copland road end was?

Yoker Bhoy

My condolences Desi.

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