Celtic Diary Wednesday August 28: That’s All, Folks

For a variety of reasons, it appears that the business of bringing players in to Celtic during this window is now done.

The Keiran Tierney money , the clamour of the support and the media claiming a crisis has led to inflated prices being asked for players who would not immediately make the first team, which has kind of closed the local avenue.

As for foreign players, they are not guaranteed first team football in a less than glamourous league, and so again, the price would have to be inflated beyond what is considered suitable.

We’ll just have to get on with what we’ve got, which realistically should be enough domestically, and possibly even enough to get us through the Europa group stages, where as second seeds, the draw should be kind.

However, the real pressure will be in January, as the club must build then to avoid a third consecutive Champions League failure.

Thats not to say things can’t  change between now and Monday, but at this stage the word is that the best we can hope for are young players on loan, or players no one else wants, the more foreign sounding the better, who won’t mind reserve football for a while.

Either that or someone will phone Dudu again…

As for players going, Scott Sinclair, the subject of a campaign to get him off the wage bill, has reportedly turned down a move to the United States. thats no surprise, why would he uproot his young family when he’s more or less got until January off and a decent wedge going into his bank every week ?

 

All of this may be linked to the rumours surrounding Dermot Desmond, which concern his long term interest in the club. We hear that there has already been one offer from the United States, and it was rejected. More are expected.

One thing to keep an eye on is the Co-op loan. If that gets paid off, it’s a pretty conclusive sign that he’s out of here…

As for the current board, regardless of whether Desmond stays or not, expect a few changes. Their mentality is rather conservative, and things appear to be growing somewhat stale.

 

The Scotland squad for the games against Russia and Belguim was announced yesterday, and one notable absentee was Leigh Griffiths, as manager Steve Clark reckons he’s not quite ready yet.

Thats a diplomatic way of saying Griffiths would rather cpncentrate on his club career at the moment…which suits me.

Especially with the season defining return game in Stockholm tomorrow.

This will be a test of the managers maturity and game management skills. Can he get his message across to the players effectively, and can they show a level of professionalism to keep the /swedes at bay in front of what will be a hostile crowd ?

They need to score three more goals than Celtic, so perhaps its a good time to practice sidieways football again..and just use the pace of the forwards to try to snatch a goal or two.

Speaking of hostile crowds…the other lot are in action, under the watchful eye of UEFA…

 We Are The Teddy Bears 1690 

 
 
@We1690
 
To all my fellow bears. On Thursday night a section of out support is being closed for singing our songs to protest against the corrupt UEFA I propose the whole stadium sing The Billy Boys for all the UEFA c**ts to hear. They won’t silence us. WATP 
Absolutely…go for it…who are they to tell you guys what to sing….?

Celtic’s next domestic game is at Ibrox, and the SFA have allocated Bobby Madden the job of marshalling the game..

@Andyfizz69
 
Replying to

Tom Boyd,the ref will be welcomed in his pub,, Media,, ahhhhhhhggggggg. Rangers supporter Madden to referee rangers v celtic game,, Media,, sounds legit. 
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In fact, the whole team of matchday officials are kind of leaning towards Ibrox in their outlook, with fourth official Willie young specifically hired as he has a selective ear when it comes to matchday chanting..
Then again, so do the SFA, as this forgotten extract shows…
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Well, that might explain why it’s only UEFA who don’t like their songbook.
Yesteray, Bury were kicked out of the English League. They have been acccused of financial mismanagement , though it’s probably just a consequence of being linked to others of a similar ilk…
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The English league didn’t mess about..they’re gone.

They should be offered a place in Scotland. Up here no one cares if you’re solvent or not, and it’s entirely possible to “bounce back ” from liquidation…

Roaring Meg

 
@RoaringMeg1872
 
Thoughs and prayers with the Bury and Bolton fans and communities today

 
Keep believing, Rangers did
 

Thats right, no matter what the facts are , just keep believing, and everything will turn out nice again.

Interestingly, not one news outlet mentions the Rangers liquidation when discussing the problems at Bury…despite the Ibrox club apparently surviving their particular episode..you’d think that someone would help the English club out with some advice.
Yesterday, we had this…
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Owen Mullions August 27, 2019 at 4:42 pm · Edit · Reply →

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‘Take me to your leader’
‘It’s Bojo actually’ 
‘Fuck! Everybody back in the saucer!’ 

today…

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Mike A

If we don’t sign anyone I think the fans will rebel. Sadly they’ve already got our money.

Mike

The Fenian raids: 1866-1871.

Carried out by the Fenian Brotherhood, based in the U.S. of A. They carried out raids on British Army forts, customs post’s and other target’s in Canada. As 700 Irish civil war veteran’s launched an attack on British held Canada.

See who comes over the red blossomed heather,
Their green banners kissing the mountain air,
Head’s erect, eyes to the front, stepping proudly together,
Sure freedom sits throne’d on each proud spirit there,
Down the hill twining,
There blessed steel shining,
From mountain and valley,
The liberty’s rally,
Out and make way for the bold Fenian men. by, Michael Scanlon.

Anthony Martin

If true, then Lawwell and Co are really taking the piss. I have supported the Bhoys all my life and I know they prey on this loyalty. Howeve, I am not alone in saying that I will not go for sheer blind loyalty.

WhitstheCEOdainTom

Mike, Fans response to no signings? Simple do not attend
League/Scottish Cup games.
Celtic do not need the modest income from these second rate
Competitions.
in particular the League Cup since winning it doesn’t get access to Europe and when some are complaining of too many games
Celtic should withdraw from it or field a team of enthusiastic
youngsters to test their progress.

Damian GALLAGHER

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First it was side letters now …..

Bognorbhoy

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The gaping hole in Celtics defence becomes more apparent…

Honest hoops

Caption; deflection tactics are revealed in which to aid the fans to sing whatever they want before the next ipox game…

Puggy67

Caption: The Frank McAvennie make up your own hole joke Stadium

Shiltrum

Caption : Lenny to training staff. F***sake guys I know I said make sure the players let them know we are there BUT….

The Cha

Meling, Taylor?

If the latter is now £3m when we could have got him for £1m weeks ago then that’s down to us.

We are deficient at LB so if no one else is coming, then we should pay that.

To improve the team or sit in the biscuit tin should not even be a question.

The Cha

Ah, that’s the 3 new players that Lennon said would be on the plane to Stockholm.

The Cha

Patty Hearst, Damien Hirst or just a hearse for our transfer dreams.

Jinkylarrson

Lawwell out.Back the team.Back Tom Boyd.

SteveNaive

Fourth Official is Willie Collum, whom I believe’just wants a quiet game’ !

sfa unfit for purpose

The SFA ‘s mandate to sweep bad news at ibrix under the carpet reults in a sinkhole at the hummel training corps

Luke Warmwater

Return of the hole-y goalie

Morto

Caption: The pitch at the Hummel Training Centre (haha) looking a bit worse for wear after all the diving practice.

Ralph why do you always defend the board , looks like we have no players because of the press the other teams brexit , I’m sorry but to quote Monty pish! If we don’t have any players it’s because they won’t pay the fucking money and haggle over every penny when they are in negotiations. We have no more players because the board are lying bastards who want to scrape by on the cheap every season. I sometimes think them winning the league would be the only thing to wake us up

bgbhoy

signing a loan player who cant get in the stoke team

this is a trolling of the fans like never before

Iancelt67

Looked at stoke city Facebook page most are saying he was good and never got a decent run in the team. Usual talk about pub league etc. I fancy wed take 6 off of stoke

TicToc

Ah huvnae a clue why ma short comments dinnae make it!
But then again……..

Mike

Celtic have signed Moritz Bauer on a season long deal with an option to buy, at 27 the Stoke right back is an Austrian internationalist, but has fallen out of favour.
It was reported that he like Christian Jullien he was on Brendan Rodgers list to replace Mika Lustig. He is an attacking right back and was also a previous target for Wolve’s.

bgbhoy

if he is a congerton target then what is the point of this Hammond?

why is lennon happy to sign previous manager targets?

what the hell is actually going on?

has lennon lost it?

something is far wrong

Mike

There’s nothing new wrong, its just the same old same old Lawwell pish. Brendan never followed through with his signing but the papers did say that he was one of his targets, as was Christian Jullien. He does seem to have some history but not having seen him I have no idea if he fits the bill. You just have to think that Lawwell is shuffling through some of Congetons old files. But that is also Hammond’s area, he too must have been aware of him. You and I both know that Lenny will not object to Lawwell for that… Read more »

Mike

But what I will say is this: The last time that we played in Govan, it was apparent to everyone that Kent rag-dolled Lustig
He couldn’t cope with him and Gamboa hardly played for a reason. El-Hamed looks to be better motivated and quicker than Lustig. Lustig was a terrific player but injury had an affect on his mobility. So for me things are marginally better. Lets get another left back, how I wish it was Melling but my money is still on Taylor.

bgbhoy

right back has been an issue for years

sell Tierney for 25 million and the club offer us a loan signing of a guy that cant get into the team of one of the worst defences in the English second tier

lennon says at the weekend we ahould have 2 quality signings on the plane to Sweden with an eye on sunday, and we get a loan signing from stoke on the wednesday

bgbhoy

with what looks like a Rodgers reject to follow on loan

bgbhoy

** after the plane has left too

bgbhoy

west brom paid 15million for burke

make of that what you will

The Cha

McBurnie’s a £20m player.

The Celtic Star perfectly summed up how ‘whelmed I am with this year’s Gamboa:

CELTIC ‘SWOOP’ FOR OUT OF FAVOUR DEFENDER THAT THEY WERE LINKED WITH A YEAR AGO

The Cha

Auld Lizzie must be heartbroken her paedophile son and his mate will be knocked off the front pages. 😉

The Cha

FFS Again. 🙁

R.St.Parsley

Didn’t know what time it was But the lights were low-oh-oh I tuned to Sportsound on my radio-oh-oh Some EBT cheats there were bigging up Sevco. A loud voice shouted: “The league is as good as won Ah read it in the Record and the Sun” Hey, that ain’t no pundit, that’s some crazy toxic Hun! There’s a madman standing at my side He’s shouting:”We’re stull Raynjurz And we’re gaun’ fur 55″ There’s a madman standing at my side I told him they would blow it That his rancid club had died I told him:”Are the Peepul too sick? Are… Read more »

R.St.Parsley

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At the Hun-hell training centre preparations are underway for the emergence of the next ‘Rangers’ zombie.

Mark67!

Caption – No worry, Stevie G, the board are assured the fracking company have paid and will fill in the Murray Park pitch as soon as Morelos is found. HH!

Steve Naive

Rosenborg out of CL so three scenarios
They want him to stay.
He doesn’t want to go
Celtic won’t pay the asking price.
or em… none of the above!

Monti

Welcome to Paradise Moritz Bauer…..at least he is a right back.
Meling next please!

Mike

The Green Brigade banner said “Don’t fall asleep at the wheel” well the car is in the layby as Peter stirs from his drunken sleep. The engine is still running, the key’s are in the ignition, but the light’s are switched off. Remember when he went on his holiday’s when Brendan wanted to bring in new players, it turns out that he volunteered at the McCarie centre for the homeless. It would be wrong of to point out that Ralphy said “That’s it no more new signings” so I wont. Loans are the way forward for us sometimes, the try… Read more »

paddybhoy67

I think we should sign the four of them

Has the £444,000 been paid yet???

TicToc

Serious comment which is off-topic of Celtic but based for the benefit of Celtic hearts, has gone missing.
Find it and post it please, just done a few moments ago.

Cartvale88

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celtic scout spotted looking for a loanee

Absolute garbage regarding strengthening the team. Anyone on this site trying to justify the unjustifiable should bleep off.

Three players badly needed, but as usual they will borrow borrow borrow mediocrity.

You could not make this up, maybe Liewell thinks we are the zombies in disguise, he better hope the next two fixtures go well.

As for DD he is a plastic Celic supporter

Broxburnbhoy

Is he though? He invested millions to securing our survival with the bunnet. If not for DD and the Bunnet – I shudder to think

TicToc

To all of you: Please check the BBC comments page (mis-named Ceefax) about the right-wing scum’s next move, and prepare accordingly.
THIS MUST BE STOPPED IN ITS TRACKS.
But, given a revolt, we may just end up with a true Democracy in the UK, something entirely new in global politics.
#All animals are equal…….#

TicToc

It seems the time for acquiescence (or even the status quo) is over as it is attacked by right-wing scum. The BBC, in line with its job of taking money from the people to con the people, is complicit in this. THIS MAY WELL BE WAR. Parliament will be suspended in a blatant attempt to force through a damaging event in British political history, a NO-DEAL BREXIT. This will be (un)just; the beginning. WE NEED TO BE READY. Tell EVERY decent person you know that this, if allowed, is the thin end of the wedge which will see you become… Read more »

henkesdreadlocks

✔️

TIC TOC…. You used the War word. It does seem like a preamble to that or to something that may well lead to a one nation disunited kingdom.
Engerland… Personification of “ourselves alone”

Bgbhoy

🙂 @CS

henkesdreadlocks

Democracy was not served in that referendum. All sorts of black arts involved. Donations received by the leave organisations never accounted for and investigations curtailed.

sfa unfit for purpose

this ^

BroxburnBhoy

A conspiracy!! Wasn’t there a vote where the majority voted ( like turkeys for Christmas style ) to leave the EU? Seems like no conspiracy.

Broxburnbhoy

The Pope ??

sfa unfit for purpose

Democracy must also include being honest with the electorate. Truth, it seams , is now portrayed as (dread to say it) fake news.

sfa unfit for purpose

seems :-}

Cole Burns

The Pope, by the way, wishes to remain. You could say that he is a Remain Catholic.

TicToc

CS, you maybe want to watch “Brexit: An Uncivil War” if you think Democracy was served. It wasn’t, it was hijacked. I think this is at least part of what Henke was alluding to. Great result tonight and ultimately comfortable but if their effort in the 3rd minute hitting the post had gone in I fear it could all have been very different. But, for now we’ve achieved some ‘respectability’ after Cluj and THAT is heartening. I just hope TF that big Kris and Eddie are not out for long. The new huns are certainly better but still there for… Read more »

TicToc

CS, my post above was in part a response to your comment of 7.38 PM last night. You’re spot on about Bankers and others avoiding any penalty. They were all at fault, with the help of the Financial Services Authority who should’ve been jailed to a man, along with the main perpetrators.

sfa unfit for purpose

Well who would have thought that the mighty Celtic would have a loanee defender in before the end of the window.
4 or 5 days of the window left.

We are ticking all the usual boxes here.
Sell a top player..tick
Bring in at least 1 loanee tick
Don’t strengthen until you are out of the champions league tick
Freeze out a top earner tick
Miss out on your ‘top’ targets …….TBC

alan

Quality material, Charlie…

highseastim

Freeze out a tip earner, that wouldn’t be the same player that 90% of the Celtic support didn’t want ear the first team last season??

henkesdreadlocks

Where did you pull the 90% from dim?

sfa unfit for purpose

50 + appearances last season , 17 goals , 6 assists. Caused us no known problems , and I think a great ambassador for the club.
Avery healthy contribution.

highseastim

I agree, but wasn’t the opinion of the vast majority of internet band who parade as Celtic fans.

henkesdreadlocks

Listen to the clown who couldn’t hide his hatred for James Forrest and French Eddy. Parade as Celtic fans? You don’t do irony do you?

henkesdreadlocks

Hahaha!

That all went a bit flat 😉

Monti

Chested? 🙂

highseastim

Get back to your homework.

henkesdreadlocks

Devastating retort bellend.

charlie

yon wee zombie racists have been charged by uefa for thur carry on at the first legia game SWWWWWEEEETTTTT

charlie

thul be chewin thur crayons wae anger scrawling thur statement ha ha ha ha aint life grand

henkesdreadlocks

Told you. hehehehehe!

henkesdreadlocks

They’ll be spewin their rage everywhere. Can’t wait to see what they do when they find out Phil Macgiollabhain is the official UEFA observer.

charlie

it wulnae be pretty ha ha

Monti

Erm, i think we are way ahead of them in the UEFA fines category.
Nice to see them getting hit but we should quietly nod in approval rather than say anything.

henkesdreadlocks

Generally bhoyish nonsense from our lot. Dark, vile racism from that mob. Remember, their previous incarnation won a European trophy then rioted and were banned. The Manchester riot should have had them and their spawn banned for eternity.

charlie

hail hail henke …..when did you start being quiet monti he he

Monti

Charlie,
I am quiet 🙂

charlie

aye when yer sleepin

Monti

Henke,
Any more of that pish & i’ll get bgbhoy to give you a shoeing….again. 🙂

Bgbhoy

🙂

henkesdreadlocks

Pish!

Funkyy

The ragers are hummin’.

BJF

So we have Ralston, Bauer and El Hamed for right back, I don’t think Ralston is getting a fair deal, do they want him in the squad, should he go out on loan again? We do need a left back, not much time left. However despite that I am feeling up for tomorrow night, we are in pole position. Talking of Poles Legia played us, maybe Murrayfield, tend to get in and about opponents and apparently better away from home so you have Sunday might not be difficult despite us having to travel to and from Sweden.

sfa unfit for purpose

Dunno if its a glitch but Ladbrokes site has suspended all bets on celtic game tomorrow night.
Anybody able to check other outlets ?

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding

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The big fat Jobby Derek Johnstone took a dive in the previous nights “legends game”.

Monti

Did you do the attic conversion?

Monti

I’m not from Edinburgh, thank fk!
Work there though.

Incredible the amount of steers, greasers & faggots there.

The Cha

Auld Lizzie must be heartbroken her paedophile son and his mate will be knocked off the front pages.

Monti

You not loyal to your majesty, CS?

BJF

So Second has Rangers have publicly admitted their fans are sectarianism both in a club statement and in deciding not to apply for tickets for their next away European tie, they just don’t trust the Rangers fans, this what it feels like to be Celtic!

BJF

“Second Rangers.”

sevco re-enactment FC.

I`m the Fenian infiltrator. 🙂

We are the Permeated.

Monti

CS,
Just out of sheer uninterest, what did you do at the Reebok, and have you contributed to their downfall with the size of your invoice? 🙂

Iancelt67

Feel like killing someone

henkesdreadlocks

Omrani?? I watched him twice against Slavia and he was dire. Cheated like fck in both games against us. No thanks.

Monti

Nurse^

henkesdreadlocks

Nurse what. He was shite.

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