Celtic Diary Friday August 23: A Little Bit Better

Celtic gave themselves a better than average chance of securing Europa league group stage football last night with a 2-0 over an AIK Stockholm side who wouldn;t have looked out of place in the Scottish league.

Their plan seemed to be to do very little and try to make Celtic do very little. And if Celtic looked like doing anything , then one of theirs would fall over and force the referee to stop the game. Though to be fair, Christophe Jullien helped one of them to do just that by grabbing his throat as he ran pas him.In the penalty area.

Had the officials not been so bewilderingly poor, that could have been costly.

And they were poor, and we believe Celtic may be on a UEFA charge after it was discovered that Tom Boyd offered his assessment of them, which somehow found its way onto the team sheet…

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Celtic had a number of players back in their natural positions, which allowed for a cohesion that wasn’t there last week. Stockholm didn;t actually look that good, and weren;t overly adventurous, which helped, but there was still the job of putting the ball into the net to be done.

It took until the second half for a gap to appear and up stepped James Forrest to hit the ball so hard that the goalkeeper probably wished he’d moved out of the way of it. He got his hamds to it, but the ball kept going anyway and ended up over the line.

The relief was instantaneous, and from that point it was almost inevitable there would be more goals, and Mikey johnston, who was bundled off the ball every time he ran at defenders, finally got the free kick he deserved and Oddsone Edoaurd placed the ball beyond the keeper.

2-0, and there could have been more, but Celtic decided to bring on Lewis Morgan and Vakoun Bayo, which meant that a forward line that could get a game anywhere in Scotland wasn’t used. Shved, Griffiths Sinclair.

So, the squad does have some depth, and when you factor in the arrival of Fraser Forster on loan for a year with an option to buy, perhaps the plan is starting to come together. Forster is an experienced international keeper who is still only 31. It’s his second loan spell at Celtic, and if he performs like he did during his first one, under the eye of his mentor Stevie Woods, then we will buy him and he’ll be around for a while.

Last nights result does put Celtic in the driving seat, and this team should score over there as well, and one goal for Celtic would mean Stockholm have to score four, and it’s been well over a week since anyone breached our rearguard four times…

So it’s maybe not time to start celebrating yet, but there’s certainly an excuse for getting a few extra beers in.

 

Manager Lennon said after the game;

“It’s an outstanding performance, a great team performance. We played particularly well in the first-half, but, in the second-half, we had real good control of the game. We could have scored more. 

Given the criticism that he has had over the last week, it was hard to tell whether he spoke with relief or just indifference. Whilst he is an experienced Celtic manager, and thus less likely to be affected by the criticism, it appears that the new , calmer Neil Lennon isn’t anywhere near as much fun as the old firebrand one.

Though thats of considerably less importance than getting results.

 

The Green Brigade, those delightful young ruffians who are still young enough to stand up all the way through the game, had a banner on display that warned of the dangers of complacency, which may well be creeping in..

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This mirrors the feelings of most Celtic fans, as in getting to eight in a row there’s a sense that the mountain has been climbed, but to paraphrase Billy McNeill on the Feyenoord game in 1970, we could do wothout stumbling over the molehill at the top.

That means a higher level of focus is necessary, which may well be the case now after the Cluj debacle has gioven everyone a collective kick up the arse.

 

Scott Sinclair was absent last night, and it appears that his £35,000 a week is too much for Lawwell to stomach. Lennon wanted Sinclair to stay, telling him that he was a big part of his plans for this season, hence the extension, but that threw Peter into a pickle, and Sinclair is being frozen out.

Lennon is doing as he is told, which is another indicator of his new found maturity. You can’t blame him, he doesn’t have his own backroom staff to support him, as that , too, was forbidden, and may well feel a little isolated.

If the support continue to turn on him, then we could be in trouble.

Speaking of high wages, Marvin Comperr did alright out of his eighteen month tint on the treatment table.

£36,000 a week he was on, and whoever came up with that offer probably isn’t at the club any more.

And we hear his wife has banned him from Ebay auctions as well.

Whilst it’s difficult to condone the tightening of the purse strings, it’s not hard to see why Lawwell, who guards each penny as though it were his own, is reluctant to let managers take control of the finances.

Don’t forget, he also allowed rodgers to turn down £9m for Dedryck Boyata when it was clear the player wanted away,only to lose him after several forgettable performance last season as soon as the window opened this summer.

Supporters often mention the money banked from recent sales, but when you consider the money laid out in wages, signing on fees, contract extensions , bonuses and other miscellaneous outgoings, there is probably considerably less in the account than we think.

There’s certainly less than we would like. And the Cluj fiasco hasn’t helped.

 

Scotland national co-efficient received a boost last night…as Darren cooney in the Record trumpeted..

Celtic and Rangers boost Scotland’s coefficient as extra Champions League place begins to look real possibility

He’s way ahead of himself here, but progress has been made, and there is a more realistic chance that in a couple of years, the champions might not have to play in the first round qualifier.

“rangers 2 earned a draw in Warsaw last night, but for some reason there wan;t a lot of shirt swapping going on. Obviously, with the Glasgow club having to have their kits custom made due to certain legal restrictions, they would be loath to part with them anyway, but one wonders if there was another reason…

 

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Despite that, they are definitely a club on the up.

Rangers Charity
@RFC_Charity

Rangers FC and the Rangers Charity Foundation are delighted to have become the first football club and club charity in the UK to receive the Ministry of Defence’s ‘Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award’. MORE

 

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RFC Charity director Director, Connal Cochrane:
“Receiving this special award is terrific news. There are so many ways in which we’ve been proud to make a difference including raising over £180,000 for forces related charities.”

Once, they raised about five grand from just fifty thousand fans at a match. Staunch.

Oh, and the poppy people told them to stop selling fake poppies .

 

Elsewhere, and we hear that £3m is the price to pay for Greg Taylor of Kilmarnock. but we’ll trade in Jack Hendry and cut some sort of deal.

Reports from Poland suggest that Robert Gumny, the Lech Poznan right back is on his way for arounf £5m, but reports actually in Poland, a Poznan newspaper, to be more precise,  suggest otherwise..

Lech Poznań doesn’t have an offer for Robert Gumny on the table. Will cup matches be decided?

Celtic Glasgow and no other club offered Lech Poznań big money for Robert Gumny. If they are considering such a transfer, they have not reached the offer submission stage yet.

Apart from Taylor, and maybe McKenna, I think we’re done for the summer….my only concern is there may yet be offers we won’t refuse for a couple of key players.

Real offers, that is.

 

Other than that, I reckon we are all breathing a little easier now last nights game is out of the way.

 

Yesterday, the caption competition featured this delicate little flower…

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henkesdreadlocks August 22, 2019 at 10:26 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption…………

No ! I did not say I fancied a truck. 

today..

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Salad queen
1 year ago

One red bottle hanging on the wall.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

Caption……….

Boli Bolingoli’s family are always playing pranks on him……that explains it.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

Caption…………

In the bowels of Celtic Park, the entrance to the room that contains an enormous biscuit tin.

Hands Cant Hit
1 year ago

Notwithstanding a good performance last night, it will be another very poor window if we only add Mckenna and Taylor before the end of the window. £25M banked for Tierney and we will spend less than £5m on, frankly, a couple of squad players.

Also, you must be joking about Marvin and £36k. Are we to believe that a 33 year old German who we signed for under a £1m was the highest paid player at the club?

It sounds like more nonsense to justify cutting the wage bill.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Hands Cant Hit

100% true he was on that money.

Hands Cant Hit
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

So if he was on that money, what is French Eddy (at £9m) and Jullien (£7m) on?

It is just trying to provide justification for downsizing. Mckenna and Taylor, shrink the wage bill, risk 10IAR.

What a great strategy.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Hands Cant Hit

He was on that money. He was the highest paid player

I can assure you for a 100% fact Ralph is correct.

Hard to believe, but it’s the truth.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

PISH

Hands Cant Hit
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

I just can’t believe that.

We get in a guy at the end of his career (a decent career but nothing special) and we give him the highest wages at the club. A guy who was basically a reserve for Leipzig when signed (he’d played 2 games the year he signed)?

He was getting more than Brown, Tierney and Dembele? £20m players and the club captain?

I think it’s BS. More nonsense to justify the downsizing and a slur against BR (to make out that he was well backed).

Jesus, even Larsson in his pomp was on £40k.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Hands,

He was the highest paid player at the club, of that there is no doubt.

Clearly won’t chang your mind on that, but do you think he was taking a pay cut coming from red bull to play for Celtic?

It’s not like we could claim he was the only club he ever wanted to play for

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Hands,
That Bgbhoy talks some pish, ignore him m8…..he’s spent too much time out in the fields with Mike.

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

monti you will be slapped in the jaw

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Possibly but it’ll no be you that does it…..Una maybe 🙂

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

haha

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

There have been a few transfers lately that seemed strange , almost criminal. And if Compper was on that wage then somebody at celtic is at the Fan ny. Are we doing agents favours by taking their unwanted dreck. and I don’t remember us having to fight off any other clubs to sign commper, he must have a great agent!!
Bloody ridiculous

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

No, taking agents’ crud has been the Lawwell (heated drive)way for 15 years.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Hands Cant Hit

Nurse ^

Desperate Dan
1 year ago

Caption: If ma cock, explodes before sunrise am gonnae bae late . . . what idiot puts a gas cylinder oan a barn door?

Honest hoops
1 year ago

Caption; the new door appratise is installed at the Celtic conference room and it just awaits the arrival of the unbiased media …

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption

As celtic cover the transfer door the window is still ajar …

Whitearra
1 year ago

Caption : ‘Scotland’s new Quickie Divorce mechanism comes into force today’.

Mike
1 year ago

I take it that Mr. Lawwel doesn’t do irony, ironic that the purse strings are pulled extremely tightly for the second most important individuals at the club (the players) but that tightness doesn’t apply to him and his fellow board members. The club must be kept safe, but when commercialism and greed, overtakes footballing integrity then the scales have tipped much too far. Our supporters would never in a million years condone that.
Well done to the team last night, there was a lotta pressure on them to perform and to get the right result and once again those cherished players have done just that. Its the easiest thing ever to be continually negative, but we do have some really good players playing at their peak, with one or two additions our hopes and dreams could be answered. Hail Hail The Celts are here!

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: Can the Marvin Comperr salary authoriser please report to reception.Thank you.

Navarro
1 year ago

Just another website justifying more reasons to not spend and if we do spend its on absolute dross, like Taylor and McKenna.

Itll be a long season

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Navarro

Nurse Ratched….meds tray ^

Steve
1 year ago

I’m a sadistic bastard, definitely “pro pain”

Patrick O Hara
1 year ago

Caption. Peter Lawwell shouts ” Next Please”as the highest earner is summoned to the boardroom.

Monti
1 year ago

LAWWELL OUT!

Bongo
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

PISH

bongo
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Pish

Una
1 year ago

Caption

Boss tells apprentice to fit a new cylinder lock to the door

1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Una… is that similar to look for a skyhook or being sent for a long stand 🙂

1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Or get me a tin of Tartan Paint. Or a replacement bubble for the Spirit Level.

H.H.

1 year ago
Reply to  jimboh

jimboh…yep 🙂 and the list is long

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Caption
Managers office at Marvin comperrs new club . Marvin’s just coming up the stairs. His new contract is waiting to be signed on the managers table. The manager sits in frantic anticipation waiting for him to come through the door

Mike
1 year ago

Ryan Christie, Celtic’s Duracell Bunny, drinking Red-Bull, “it gives him Wings”. I believe he can fly, above the Disco light’s, high in the Sky, I believe he can Score, when he does, listen, hear us roar. GOAL, Yah fuckin beauty…

1 year ago

C S… buy both at £4M each

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Imagine the ‘ commando book ‘ collection that would get you?
Probably need an attic to house it. 🙂

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

SSssshhhhhhh! Weered, if Peter hears that he’ll shit his pants again. And they’re not Celtic quality anyway. As CS has been saying for ‘donkies’ 🙂 Meling looks a far better option.

Caption: Out of shot an irate supporter with a sense of humour shouts into Lawwell’s bunker: “Peter, you can come out now, your taxi’s here to take you away till the transfer window shuts….PETER!”

Mike
1 year ago

Its not tough at all, we have known for months that it was alway’s going to be Greg Taylor, this façade of player transfer’s, when a figure is quoted but has no relation to fact. Jack Hendry was alway’s going to be the make-weight in any deal and that Kilmarnock went out and brought another left back on loan. The game of football charades, when one move follow’s another towards its pre- planned end game. Supporter’s have their choice but Peter Pickled Pepper alway’s goes for the cheapest option. His choice, not our’s, but if the manager does not have the balls to question it, then Peter’s choice becomes his choice, if the team fail’s then it’s the manager’s fault, not, you know who’s fault.

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

If we did that business…..I would be happy
My head says we will be lucky to do one of them

Jinkylarrson
1 year ago

Lawwell out Back the team. Back Tom Boyd.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Jinkylarrson

Jinky,
Correct!

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Jinkylarrson

Louder, Jinky.
(tho’ TBH ah’d only back Boyd in this one occasion)
HH

The Cha
1 year ago

Re “losing” £9m on not selling Boyata, he was instrumental in T3 and qualifying out of the Europa League.

If we’ve got £9m I want it on the park and not in the biscuit tin and find it totally baffling that any fan would think differently. Lawwell yes but not a fan.

Also if you’re going to speculate that we’re skint then you need to provide evidence.

As far as I’m aware we had about £30m in the bank at the last accounts and since then we’re £15m up on transfers.

Yes, we didn’t make the CL last season but with the EL run and T3 I’d be very surprised if we didn’t make a profit last year albeit smaller than previous.

Having not been good enough for the CL in the past 2 seasons, it’s insane to downsize and hope to qualify in the future.

Successful clubs would take a hit in short term profits in order to get back to where we want to be and we’ve the money to cover that.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

It was baffling to me that we did not accept the £9.00 mill. fee for Boyata. Yes, he had improved especially when he broke through to the Belgium team, he had earned that right, to be part of the Belgium International team, I admired him for that. But the £9.00 mill. was a tempting fee and I would have taken it, but only on condition that, that whole sum was reinvested in the team. (Aye, Mike good luck with that). When we bought him from City, the figure quoted was £1.5 mill. but he hadn’t played much football for two years. I always thought that, that was our DoF. who was behind that one. Did he give himself a pat on the back for that, that small smile of quiet satisfaction.
“We have been planning since February for this transfer window, we know what positions that need to be strengthened”. (We know) WE.. Absolutely correct, your post.

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

boyata was the greatest defender weve had this century, just ask monti

break the bank in jan to re sign him I say

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Aye, keep taking yer tablets. 🙂
HH

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Dolly Parton “stands by her man” and I stand by my post, Belgium truffles taste better than Scot’s Porridge oats. No wonder our fitbaw is so bad. Diet it and see..

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Haha

Mike going to set the wolf on monti here

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Monti was saying just that when I spoke to him last week.

Mike
1 year ago

Which Monti?

Monti
1 year ago

The one watching you on CCTV stealing 60″ plasma tv’s out of Dundee hooses ya fud 😉

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago

Nobody in Dundee has a 60” plasma…..Flintstones motors oot that way

Mike
1 year ago

Oh Monti the CCTV operator, that Monti, the one that had to get the XXXTRA wide reinforced operators chair.
THAT one 😉

BJF
1 year ago

Of course we are not through but last night’s result reflects well on Manager and players, getting guys in the right place also. Ralph not happy about the decision to keep Boyata but once we got over the wobble he did all right seeing the defence through to another treble with KT unavailable for a fair bit of the campaign, the Fulham bid came in at the end of the transfer window which didn’t help and we have to avoid that pitfall. Could we go with Ntcham going in the last few days, I guess with Rogic on his way back and Shved worth a run plus Henderson, I think we should take any reasonable offer. He may look settled but he wanted to go. When your stunning girlfriend says maybe you need a break from each other for.a while, you may talk her out of it the first time but she’s on her way mate!

kevlar
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

totally correct. id take any decent offer for we get for ntcham. hes wanted to go for the last few windows, and like you say you might talk him out of it the first time, but he’ll want to go again. and the 3 you mentioned are more than good enough to play. Rogic is class with big goals in him, but not for 90 minutes every week. shved looks really good, but needs to be given a run out to prove his capability. and henderson just looks good and improving in every gaame. he’ll come through more this season. but in centre midfield weve already got brown calmac and christie. whoever else getss a game will generally be coming from the bench, or hopefully not be replacing an injury for aa few weeks to get into the squad

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

Dirty Hun zombie lowlife are getting a stand shut by order of UEFA due to racist and sectarian singing by their scum support.

TicToc
1 year ago

That’s just the best news I’ve heard today.
GIRFUT.
HH

TicToc
1 year ago

Henke, you just cost me a 20 minute phone call as two auld Tim brothers laughed their baws aff together and agreed that “hell should slap it intae them” on every possible occasion.
Thanks for that, from both of us. 🙂 🙂
HH

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

✔️

1 year ago

Let the fukkers sing and close the whole place down !

kevlar
1 year ago

its a great result for the good guys, but i can see the SMSM trying to get us involved too, saying were as bad as them, or some other garbage to drag us down with the zombies

Hands Cant Hit
1 year ago

I’m afraid it is another sycophantic article from Ralph re Lawwell.

“Supporters often mention the money banked from recent sales, but when you consider the money laid out in wages, signing on fees, contract extensions , bonuses and other miscellaneous outgoings, there is probably considerably less in the account than we think.”

Ralph, the accounts take that into consideration. Even after the wages, the signing on fees etc we had nearly £40m in the bank come December 2018. We have added about £35m in fees for the Tierney and Rodgers sale.

Why are you defending this strategy and, more particularly, the individual implementing it?

If we had no money, fair enough, but we have the highest cash reserves we have ever had and have just slashed our wage bill considerably. It’s ridiculous.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Hands Cant Hit

He’s just winding you up, he’s a bit of a masochist, he like’s taking abuse, ask his pal Auldheid- Like Siamese twins, joined at the hip.

jimmybee
1 year ago

We need 2 full backs quickly Boli is a shocking player and we need cover for el Hamed this has to be priority and has to be done quickly.
Get Hayes in at left back the now before the hun game their right back will skin Boli.

Their keeper is shocking and Griff should have been brought on to shoot on sight.
Jullien wont cut it for me defense is in a worse state than I feared.

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: As part of the Everyone Anyone initiative Sevco unveil a special entrance for Catholic supporters.

1 year ago

Agreed, Jimmybee. Hayes needs a run. Boli keeps passing to the opposition players in the mould of Dedryk. Good to see FF back!
HH

Monti
1 year ago

Nonsense!

bgbhoy
1 year ago

surely them having a section closed by UEFA puts the spotlight on the authorities here?

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Should do, but when most of the authorities are orange sympathisers, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Monti
1 year ago

PISH

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Why?

Monti
1 year ago

That wasn’t directed at you m8….

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

UEFA have been compiling a dossier on the Huns bigotry and racism since 2006. This isn’t news to them, they are very well aware of the scum support. Here its totally different, the SPFL have been asked to act on it for the past two years, but they have done nothing. A Scottish government cross party have been asking, why not, still waiting, this is Scotland after all…

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

fella at work just called the spfl and asked the question, allegedly blamed the clubs for not allowing strict liability

Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

They’ll probably now come out and say they’re not the same club as in 2006 lol Convenience at it’s finest

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Auldheid and the Res.12 bhoy’s have a letter from Traverso? at UEFA that say they ARE a new club. UEFA, although aware of the songs of bigotry and racism have never actually acted on it before. But when the T.V. broadcasters broadcast the game (if they do) how will they explain the empty stand ? Its already been reported I think in the D.R.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Strict Liability, they are shitting themselves that, that would be introduced. Strict liability and Res. 12.# Clean up the game.

1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

UEFA have ordered them to put Banners, bearing the UEFA Logo and stating
#Equal Game. in the empty section(s).

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Surely they should say “Up The Ra!”

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Una,
Chores done dear?
Bit early in the day for you getting permission to access social media?

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

I watched the first 25 minutes of the zombies game and amid the bedlam of the Legia fans, you could still hear them wading up to their knees as per normal. Hopefully UEFA’s people in the stand heard them loud and clear.

Mike
1 year ago

A lot of our supporters blame the SFA for doing SFA and they are right to do that, but its Doncaster at the SPFL that should get most of the blame. The SPFL are answerable to the clubs, so its all the league clubs that determine if Strict Liability is introduced and self interest means that they will do SFA. We both know that the Scottish game is bent, a morass of cheating, stolen monies and titles and cups. I have a sense that Auldheid and his men are going to stir the pot at this years AGM. Would you like me downgrade the SPFL to clean-up the game? HELL YEAH.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Can’t agree enough. From the bent referee fraternity to the SPFL and SFA I’d like nothing better than to see them all purged..

1 year ago

Lennon wanted him hence the extension and Lawwell was pissed so he’s frozen out,this absolute mince,It was extended to get a fee on him.He didn’t fancy the buying club they set up for him hence being frozen out.Whoever gave Comperr that wage is no longer at the club,garbage,surely Lawwell has final say on all financial dealings.For every Dembele there’s been five Baldes (Amido)the wages spent on players who haven’t at Celtic is nothing short of scandalous

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago
Reply to  tully

Agree totally . are we really bad at picking players , or is there something more to this ? And the treatment of Scott Sinclair is appalling . How can we expect quality players to sign up when we are treating one of our own players like this….World class in everything we do pish

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

He did it to big Bobo, nothing new there.

The Cha
1 year ago

He was the Chief Executive of Bobo Balde and he ragdolled Lawwell.

I wonder who’s the Chief Executive of Scott Sinclair.

jimmybee
1 year ago

UEFA’s ruling said: “The [UEFA] Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to order a partial closure of the stadium during the next one (1) UEFA competition match in which Rangers FC play as the host club, for the racist behaviour of its supporters.

“Rangers FC shall, as a matter of urgency, inform UEFA of the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 3,000 seats. The Scottish club is ordered to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be displayed in the sector(s) to be closed.”

Monti
1 year ago

As part of the UEFA sanctions against second rangers, for racist behaviour, the SFA has started an investigation into West Ham. 🙂

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Last night Gerrard was asking the Huns to “Roar them on” today’s he’s saying Shut the fuck up!

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Ha, 🙂
HH

charlie
1 year ago

caption the sfa welcome uefas control ethics and disciplinary guy to hampdump

charlie
1 year ago

thers a rumour the zombies will get another coupla slaps fur the progres and midgyland games a know its a rumour cause a started it ha ha ha ha

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

dae the slaps carry on tae next season the peepul deserve tae know he he

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

They’ll need to add in last nights game as well.

charlie
1 year ago

the mer the merrier henk

Monti
1 year ago

Charlie Saiz,
Are you able to sit down today?

The Cha must be exhausted 🙂

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Whatever do you mean, old bean?

We’re best buds, bud.

Monti
1 year ago

A female colleague at work has just asked me is 8+6 = 16?
I said yes 🙂

Jeez man, the youth of today, all tits n make up but can’t add 6+8.

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

HAHAHAAHA All tits n make up…when did you get a start in human resources and political correctness ??

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago

Caption Monti’s female co workers as him into the stationary cupboard

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

I’m sure its her arithmetical ability you’re interested in.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Indeed sir, indeed.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Probably her boyfriend lying about the size of his pecker

charlie
1 year ago

we billy doon ma local sais its a conspiracy they use tae cerry yon uefa banner during the crusades it stauns fur bless the pope and the proddies wurny even invented then ha ha

Monti
1 year ago

Ralph,
Can we have a new section of KOTW?
It’s still KOTW but with three getting the award.

Charlie Saiz will be there weekly as a given, two more posters to make it into the category tho…
Bgbhoy running CS close 🙂

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Ralph let’s have a new section please instead of KOTW

It’s basically 3 people off the site a week that under no circumstances will be receiving a ticket for a big game again

1)MONTI

Puggy67
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Given how many posts Monti makes regarding his appendage I doubt KOTW would be an insult.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

🙂

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Haha.

Cartvale88
1 year ago

The window moves ever closer and will it me a last minute transfer to placate the fans, methinks Liewell has this plan in place.
We need a Directo of Football to forward plan our needs, that certainly is not Liewell .
Wonder what our unbiased media will say regarding the closure, the SFA in denial, never mind the compliance officer is after Tom Boyd, what a shower of wassoos

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Moussa’s parting shot at Brends/the snake

BJF
1 year ago

So the latest daft theory is the Manager who picks the team wants to keep Sinclair so he gets a contract extension. Apparently( on what evidence) the CEO doesn’t want him so the Manager who wants him and picks the team doesn’t select him. It would actually make more sense to argue the other way round, the CEO wants Sinclair and it is in his gift to grant a contract extension so he does but the manager doesn’t want him so he doesn’t do what is in his gift, play him. God help us!

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

I think we all know how this works. Lawell brings in Lennon . Lennon does what Lawell tells him to do .Lennon Bigs up Lawell every chance he gets. Same way Lennon was told to butter us up about Tierney even though they all knew he was sold.No way Lennon is leaving out Sinclair without Lawell’s say so.
Its no way to run a club.
And if we bring in a DOF or anything like it , Lawell will make sure they toe the line too.
We need a combined effort at AGM time to put some questions and proposals to Lawell , and let him know that changes have to be made ..

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

No, its simply another Lawwell masterstroke ala Balde et al.

Sinclair could’ve left for nothing in the summer so activate his extension and then sell him for £3m and treble bonuses all round.

Obviously the person responsible for this fustercluck needs punished.

Sinclair.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

If true then extremely reckless, as he’s presumably quite wealthy so wouldn’t be starved out.

The Cha
1 year ago

I wonder if the Huns will try to close the away section next Thursday?

It sounds like the Baldrick cunning plan they’d try.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Yeah, they’ll close a little bit either side and claim it needs to be done this way for operational reasons.

UEFA then to chuck the Huns out to further enrage the permanently enraged ones, as Legia who were thrown out of CL for fielding an inelgible player against us, get their “revenge” by having the Huns thrown out.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

🙂

Steve Naive
1 year ago

What’s the difference between Bury and Sevco
SFA…

Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve Naive

Loyalist scum that would be

BJF
1 year ago

The Cha I take your point but no one is likely to pay much for a guy who can’t make an 18 man squad in a Scottish League.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

I think they’ll be aware that the exclusion isn’t for footballing reasons and will focus on the near 100 goals (scored and assists) that he’s been involved in the past 3 seasons.

Honest hoops
1 year ago

SFA twinned with Nigeria FA…corrupt to the core…

Mike
1 year ago

That’s the Huns all inclusion campaign done up like a kipper, “We nose you know”, you were only kidding. Reading Stephen O’Donnell’s book “Tangled up in Blue” it amplifies that ever since its conception, that Klub always had a loutish following, it always had its shady characters, it always had its superior always complaining attitude. But then again that club DIED and they killed it themselves, killed it by cheating and stealing its social taxes. It cheated us, it cheated other Scottish clubs. So no surprise that the new club still hasn’t learned any lessons from its own history. The BBC had their game against Legia on the wireless and they never once mention the very audible singing. Its Scotland’s dirty secret, where everyone turns a deaf ear and Nelson eye, its when its dirty smell pollutes Europe that’s when its secret is mentioned.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

I was reading an extract from the book on the Celtic Star about their foundation date.

I’d assumed that the difference 18872 and 1873 was similar to our founding in 1887 but using 1888 as the year we played our first game.

It transpirs that I was wrong and they are indeed stupid, stupid Huns.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

🙂

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

The Glasgow Strangers, the four young men who founded “Rangers F.C.” in March 1872. Peter Campbell, William McBeath, and brothers Moses and Peter McNeil (no relation to King Billy) apparently they took the name “Rangers” from an English rugby club, so they even stole the name. Tea Leaves and a bundle of thieves.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

4 Heilan’ men, who no doubt were gaelic speaking Jacobites.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Great read that book. The gallant pioneers end up not so gallant

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Bgbhoy,
Did Andy read it to you as he tucked you in?

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

hahaha

BJF
1 year ago

Good on UEFA doing what the SFA was afraid to do but a pound tona penny the Scottish media will go Celtic hunting whether it is over pyrotechnics, or songs largely about historical Irish political issues to have these dressed up as a similar thing to the Huns sectarian culture. We need to tread carefully even more than usual they will be looking at anything they can turn into something it probably isn’t and then they can demand Celtic be punished.

Mike
1 year ago

Never have enough time to get right into “Tangled up in Blue” yet, but could the time line and the headline referring to Celtic getting “Tangled up in Blue” or maybe just Tango’d. Because it strikes me, that is just where we are, Tangled up with them. The bigot pound, the “Auld Firm” since glamour puss Stevie has arrived in Govan, every time you read a paper we are combined, hear the sports news, combined and that’s how they like it, us combined. Because WE are the club that makes them relevant, we are the club that everyone lumps together, like co-joined twins. Blue Peter the T.V. programme was about innocent youngsters being educated in various things, is our Blue Peter the glue that sticks us together. Its not Valeria’s knickers or John Noakes Shep, making boats out of bog rolls and sticky back plastic. Our innocence is being “Tangled up in Blue” and I very much resent that. So what happened to us being a “Stand Alone” club? Time to get back to the innocence and forget the bigot pound and being co-joined…

1 year ago

I wanna see Levein greet.

Caption:
You might be a sevconian if….

1 year ago

What`s the worst thing for a Football Manager to see?

The CEO acquiring a new kettle.

1 year ago

Keep the random by.

1 year ago

Christopher Jullien has to stop landing flat footed.

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