Celtic Diary Thursday September 5: This Man Brown

Scott Brown.

For one reason or another, he’s never far from the headlines.

After sunday’s game at Ibrox, as the Celtic captain left the stadium, a “rangers ” supporter was caught on video clearly asking him after the health of his sister, an abhorrent attempt to either insult the man, or perhaps to entice a reaction.

Brown reacted with the utmost dignity and integrity, and the police , positioned between the player and the offender, told the offender to move on.

One can only commend Brown, and shake our heads at the mentality of someone who even considers such comment appropriate.

His sister, aged just 21, died of cancer.

 

Ibrox director Stewart Robertson has apologised to Brown on behalf of the club, and offender, a 15 year old boy,  has since been arrested.

He has been referred to the ” Early and Effective Interventions Co-ordinator.”

Personally, I feel it would be far better for him to apologise to Brown, and to let him understand exactly how comments such as this affect those they are aimed at.

Whether or not Brown would agree, I couldn’t possibly say, but perhaps allowing the offender to understand the full effect of his action , could in some way show others that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable in society.

 

Brown and his family do not deserve this kind of abuse, no one does.

The man has given years to this club, and conducts himself with passion on the pitch and pride and dignity off it.

Sure, he has his moments when the blood rushes to his head, but thats because he cares.

Appreciate him while we’ve got him…

 

 

Afterwards. there followed a kind of trial by social media for the alleged offender, except that it appears social media got it wrong, and this too, is unacceptable. (Evening Times )

A RANGERS fan who was blamed on social media as the person responsible for an alleged abuse involving Scott Brown outside Ibrox Stadium has claimed he has received death threats.

Innocent Sam Bain, 26, told The Scottish Sun he was sent abusive messages after posts were circulated on social media naming him. 

He said: “It’s been horrendous.

“I’ve had death threats, I’ve barely slept and I’ve been scared to leave the house. My address was put online.

 “I must have had over 1,000 messages. I thought my life was in danger.” 
One thing needs to be clear.
Social media is not the place to accuse anyone of anything. This too, can have horrendous consequences.
“Twitter, do your thing “..is not an acceptable form of criminal investigation, and anyone with any information about incidents such as this one, must inform police and offer them the evidence they have.
Then it can be properly investigated and charges can be brought.
Bear in mind, even if the accused is guilty, he would never get a fair trail, and would then walk free..
The remarks made to Brown raised emotions, how about we treat it the way he did ?
BBC pundit and Sun columnist Michael Stewart has done the unthinkable and gone off message in regard to finances at Ibrox…
NUMBERS GAME 

‘Where is that money coming from?’ Rangers’ £7m Ryan Kent swoop questioned by Stewart

 

Credit to him, but shame to the other rags, who instead of taking his lead and asking the question, merely decided to report that he had asked the question, and thus -agaon-confirming what we knew about the media agenda in Scotland.

Mark Hendry of the Evening times was in first…

Ryan Kent Rangers: Ex-Hearts star questions where Gers got money to sign Liverpool winger

Clearly, it never occured to him to ask the question himself…

they’re a strange lot , the media..as Christophe Jullien will have found out this morning.

We’re well aware they they like their military phrases to leap out of their stories, with spirits such as “bulldog ” and “Dunkirk ” often invoked to assist them in their battles, perhaps because it heightens the sense of rivalry by alluding to thousands of young men who died in circumstances not of their making.

For instance, the Record’s Ibrox blogger Jamie Currie dutifully roared

Celtic won the battle but Ryan Kent can help Rangers win the war – Ibrox blogger.

Jullien , too, it appears, is ready to take up arms… as Craig Swan in the Record reports..

Alfredo Morelos stamped on my foot but Rangers striker won’t put me down insists Christopher Jullien

Celtic defender roars out emphatic message that he is ready to go to war with his rivals.

Now read what Jullien actually said…

“That’s the game. He is a good player and one who tries to use a trick to disturb a defender. He stamped on my foot, but that’s part of football. It’s kind of like trash talk. There are things like this in every sport. 

“Sometimes the crowd can make more of it, but, as I say, it’s part of the game. I said to him after he stamped on my foot, You can come more and more (at me) for more than one time. The more you come at me, the more the zero stays on that scoreboard.”

Jullien punched his own chest on the field at that point and he continued: “I told him that this is my strength and this is where I come from. A guy like him is not going to put me down. No one is going to put me down.

“If I am still on the field and if I can stand up, I am going to say what I can say. I just said to him, ‘Come to me and we’re going to have a fight, for sure. But with me it’s going to come from within, from my heart. I will be ready’.”

“In this modern era, we have a lot of defenders who can play football. Players evolve with time and the more they can play football at the back. 

But some need players to fight. Our first job is to defend and sometimes we have to show some strength.” 

There is no mention of armoured cars, tanks or guns, which are pretty much the tools of war, but by using the word “fight “, the paper has compared it to mobilising for war.

Which in turn, leads to emotions running high, and unacceptable behaviour from supporters…

 

Which is where we came in….

 

Yesterday, we had this…

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TTQtKK September 4, 2019 at 9:16 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption: Firefighters apply Scottish Sports Media investigative techniques with predictable results 

Today..

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BJF
1 year ago

Ralph having had 40 years working with young offenders, you are spot on about the 15 year old. He will be used to being criticised, blamed, punished ostracised etc but having to face Scott Brown and his family and explain himself and apologise will be the worst 15 minutes of his life, I have seen reparation in action and it isn’t easy. Taking punishment is a walk in the park, facing up to victims isn’t.
I thought Jullien handles Morellos really well, Morellos can play but he doesn’t contribute to his team, Kent has good games but that doesn’t make a good team, you want to know what does, Celtic on Sunday was as good an example as you get, a team of skill and courage.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

“Taking punishment is a walk in the park”

I don’t know if you’re simply comparing to restorative justice, which I agree with but incarceration is a brutal and ineffective punishment for most offenders.

The suicide rates for prisons and young offenders institutes are horific and those that avoid it usually do so by becoming bigger, harder and more vicious than when they came in so recidivism is almost guaranteed by the time they leave.

Jbhoy
1 year ago

Spot on with Brown. He has been the heart of the team for years – not perfect- but a massively positive impact on Celtic. What saddens me most is the culture where a 15 year old refers to a family tradegy that happened when he was 2 to draw a reaction. He has been schooled by scumbags and this is the sick result. It needs to end.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

Caption………

Fraser Forster re-enacts his 90 minutes at the scrapyard.

TicToc
1 year ago

HaHaHa, FN brilliant! 🙂

Whitearra
1 year ago

Caption : After Sunday and the transfer window, the Rectum raises the Rangers moonbeam floating hotel squirrel again.

desertbhoy
1 year ago

testing in progress for floating pitch!

John McDermott
1 year ago

Why were these idiots hanging about? Just to abuse Celtic players. It really does reflect Scottish society as a whole.
I am 57 since I was a child at school I have been verbally abused because I was in a catholic school,by grown men walking by the school,as a teenager verbally abused by grown men because I had the audacity to wear a Celtic top while playing football. As an adult people in shops when you buy tops for your sons. Then it all starts again for them.i have 4 sons every 1 of them has been verbally abused because we refuse to drink their soup and wear a blue Jersey.
That what Scottish society is like… even the political parties cant help themselves.
Ffs the stupid cnut in every joke was pat or mick. Then when you fight back your targetted by the police.
They are no better I was arrested in my teens for fighting back and they flung away a medal of Pope John Paul the first.
I ended up with a conviction and for years could not go anywhere near Celtic park.
I was not some thug out looking for trouble I just wanted to go and watch my team. Now when I go to games I see the same things happening to my sons generation.
Rant over thanks for the diary its appreciated that you put in the time and effort to do it.
Cheers.
Caption Sevco introduce(clark) sorry ryan kent to the media.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  John McDermott

“Why were these idiots hanging about?”

The vast majority would’ve been hanging about to see the players emerge and perhaps get a photo-op with them as the nice(*) one of Scotty and the young lassie showed.

(*) apologies if the “n” word offends. 😉

Mike
1 year ago

Scot Brown has earned the respect of the Celtic support, he deserves his place in the annuls of Celtic’s history.

The Huns were right to apologise to him for the actions of a scumbag. But while they are in an apologetic frame, they should have apologised for the gruesome tackle on Bauer and all the pettiness that comes from their players, stamping on opposition players is not acceptable and Moreles has proven time after time what a petty, talentless fud he really is. They could apologise to all the peepul that lost payments when they were liquidated, all their debenture seats, all their players that had to tupe from their contracts. Apologise to Scottish football for bringing it into disrepute, to our club for defrauding us out of C.L. participation, other clubs that were cheated out of titles and trophies. They have many, many apologies to make, more that I can list here, but it would be a start. While we are into apologies, the SFA-SPFL should apologise as well, for their many indiscretions in covering the backs of the Huns, their shocking display of ineptitude and cowardice in governing our game. And if its about cleansing, we too have to apologise to those young players who were sexually assaulted by those criminals who have tarnished the reputation of this great club. “They were the peepul”.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

re last point.

I’m “glad” there’s going to be a test case, as otherwise it just swirls around in lies and smears and never goes away.

I hope its allowed to proceed without pejorative language eg “ambulance chasing lawyers” etc.

Whatever you think about such people, they’re the victims’ representatives and you’re implicitly attacking them also.

Cesar
1 year ago

Kenny Miller says to his shrink “ it’s been years now but every time I put my head on the pillow I still see Big Jozo”.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Cesar

Brilliant!

Mike
1 year ago

Caption, Hey what dirty bastard left the floater.

Monti
1 year ago

Caption: How i felt when i went to bed on Sunday night!

VooDude
1 year ago

Caption: Jonny Hayes settles down for a wee nap.

wisnae me
1 year ago

Why was the kid arrested?

What nanny state law has been put in place to protect people’s feelings at the expense of freedom of expression now?

Seems to me that the exact same law protecting Scott Brown’s from bad memories could just as easily be used to protect “rangers” fans claiming the word ‘hun’ is upsetting.

Scotland: the best small minded country in the world.

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

!!!zombie alert!!! ^^^^^

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

Freedom of expression? Wrong terminology ya balloon.

Mike
1 year ago

Henke, I have explored all avenues for the Lazio game and I cannot justify the price quoted, its worth two season ticket years. How are you getting there? is there enough room in the boot of your car? I have a covered trailer for U-NO-WOO. I’m no being anybody’s sex slave mind, unless its an Italian lassie who isny fussy. 😉 <9
Spill the beans…

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Hi Mike, going to fly out of Manchester on the Wednesday and back on the Friday. It means a few hours stop in Munich on the way there and a short stop in Frankfurt on the way back. Getting the train to and from Manchester.

Mike
1 year ago

Thanks Henke, Let me investigate further and get back to you.

wisnae me
1 year ago

What terminology would you prefer, and why is freedom of expression the wrong phrase?

I also thought there was a massive overreaction to the Celtic fan making airplane gestures to Claudio Reyna – thankfully the police didn’t get involved in that situation – making my zombiehood somewhat unlikely.

Condemnation by the fans, banned from the stadium by the club – that’s all fine, but when the police get involved it’s a whole different ballgame. Celtic supporters being fans of police (over-re)action and, somehow, HMRC!?! is a direction that is completely at odds with the Celtic support I grew up with in the 80s.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

That was abuse of the lowest order and right in front of the feds. Iff Brown reacted differently than he did and that would be totally understandable, what do you think the outcome would have been? It was vile, it was dark, it was up close and personal,it was right in front of the authorities and it has to be stamped out when it involves guys simply doing their job. If you don’t make an example of cretins like that, the game in this country will be over.

wisnae me
1 year ago

It was of the lowest order. It was done to try to upset Brown. But I didn’t realise we’d become so precious that we needed the police to protect our dainty little ears from things we don’t want to hear.

Unpopular speech, however “vile”, needs protecting. Nice words don’t.

How soon you people forget the disaster that was the Offensive Behaviour At Football And Threatening Communications law.

If anyone reacts with violence to words then the problem is with them, not the words, and their arrest would be warranted.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

You don’t get it. OBFA was a sham . How far do you let this go without trying to stamp it out. I am talking about professional sportsmen doing their job, not supporters, not joe bloggs.. If it is a voice in the stands then that goes with the territory. However If you find this type of direct abuse acceptable and not actionable, then you are part of the problem.

Mike
1 year ago

HMRC!?! You know perfectly why I-we mention that and it is because they did what they always do, cheat, they cheated the taxman out of their social taxes and who is it that loses out, its the poor, elderly and infirm. Meanwhile the Celtic support raises millions of pounds for the very people mentioned above. While we listen to their racists tunes and insults on a weekly basis. Since their birth and until they died, they are a rancid bunch of racists and bigots and so are their Newco. Fuck them.

wisnae me
1 year ago

“How far do you let this go without trying to stamp it out.”
Until it is designed to incite or promote violence, involves a threat or otherwise invites violence upon someone.

“I am talking about professional sportsmen doing their job”
Nope, it was a man walking to his work, not actually doing it. And even if he was doing it it is then up to his employers to provide a reasonable working environment, not the police. So eject the person from the stadium, ban them etc. But asking the state to regulate speech in this way is massively counterproductive in the long run – as we’re seeing now…

“However If you find this type of direct abuse acceptable”
Not acceptable, not at all, just not criminal – can you not see the difference?

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

There are various forms of violence, not solely physical.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

“And somehow HMRC!?!” You do know why HMRC were involved in the dead club don’t you? they were involved because they were investigated by the “City of London Police” because they defrauded taxpayer’s of millions of pounds, are we supposed to applaud that? They never paid their social taxes and who is it that suffers because of that? The sick, the poor and the infirm. The Celtic support have contributed millions of pounds to charities throughout Scotland over the years, specifically for the very people that are mentioned above. Meanwhile we listen to their racist songs and disgusting remarks. Fuck them.

wisnae me
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike, I totally agree with what you say, but the enemy of my enemy is not my friend. I need not celebrate an organisation that criminalises small scale mistakes and theft by the poor while intentionally writing loopholes in for the rich to appreciate them killing old rangers.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

I have no desire to celebrate HMRC, neither am I blind to its faults and failures. But I do recognise its purpose. It both sickens and surprise’s me that the rich are able to opt out of their social responsibilities. It both sickens me and it suprise’s me that companies can defraud ordinary people and be allowed to restart other companies without any kind of real financial penalty. In any kind of decent society people are aware that they have social responsibilities and at the forefront that should include looking after the poor, elderly and the infirm. They are neither decent nor civilised if they do not and that should also include football companies.

Puggy67
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

You have confused freedom of expression with the responsibility not to deliberately cause offence an example of which would be calling you an arsehole instead of pointing out the flawed logic of your argument. The kid is 15 and I hope that he gets over this and becomes the man he can be, but hanging with that mob at this point in the UK’s history I fear the worst.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

Societies always have a tension between “free speech” and responsibilities, which are covered in generalities like Breach of the Peace, equality/anti-terror and human rights legislation.

Of course governments use the latter to curtail the former but that doesn’t mean this is wrong, if it protects vulnerable people and aids the general cohesiveness of society.

Where this is simply an attack on views it wishes to curb eg Irish Republicanism then it should be resisted, as its purpose is to stifle dissent not to stop hate.

I think most people can differentiate the two and will support efforts to curb hate whilst resisting attemps to curb dissent.

That’s not hypocrisy, its simply being a thinking sentient human being and being able to see the differences.

wisnae me
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

I appreciate your nuanced view, The Cha, but anytime you give the government an inch they will take a mile. Look at the criminalisation of a guy who taught his dog to do a nazi salute. Look at them trying to criminalise the tricolour and the Palestinian flag*, look at them repeatedly arresting Christian preachers for preaching the bible in public.

There are trade-offs to be made between freedoms and responsibilities to enable society to function, but we are a long way from the enlightenment ideals or Voltaire’s apocryphal “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

* https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16897189.revealed-the-police-list-of-flags-that-could-be-criminal-offence-to-fly-in-scotland/

Broxburnbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

So you would include hate speech and incitement to attack or kills others as Ok? Problem with “purist” views as Cha points out is that reality is much more difficult to deal with than ideology and a balance needs to be struck. In this case it’s clear to see where the weight of the balance falls and this young man needs to see a consequence for his hateful comment made not because he knew the Brown family and disliked them personally but because he wanted to cause emotional hurt for no reason other than brown plays for Celtic and therefore is an object of hate for this young man. Let’s hope he matured over time

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

I’ve had long conversations with 2 of the best lawyers in Switzerland. The law works as such, freedom of everything until it encroaches on another person’s freedoms. It totally doesn’t work 100%, but that’s what we’ve got. Being arrested does not make you guilty it merely makes you the accused.

Una
1 year ago

Caption

God i wish this pillow was Taylor Swift

1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Una…who would be the mattress?

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

I want to but i won’t……:)

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti… Let me know, more or less, who you refer to. Cough

Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Alfredo’s ma

1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Una.. I am surprised you answered that… I hope you had a “Silent Night” 🙂

Admin
1 year ago

Sure, he has his moments when the blood rushes to his head, but thats because he cares

When exactly?

When was the last time Scott Brown had a rush of blood to the head on the field?

If anything he is the most composed player I know. Beating your chest to stir yourself and colleagues up is not the same as hacking someone on purpose like a Jordan Jones.

Rob O'Keeffe
1 year ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Is he more composed than Kallum MacGreigorr?….

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

6 years ago, which, I think, was Desi’s point and it would’ve been a few years before that the one before that.

Not bad for an out of control hot-headed thug. 😉

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

cluj, handball

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

ooft, did you have to remind people? 🙁

TonyDtic
1 year ago

Caption – looks like the invisible £7m squinty Dave was hiding under the mattress may be real after all.
Hail Hail the Cheatco are shite.

Rob O'Keeffe
1 year ago

Remember John Thomson today.On the field he saved the Celtic,but what a price he paid……you will never be forgotten!

DorsetCelt
1 year ago

88 years ago today Johnny Thomson played his last game for The Hoops. Many years ago I visited his grave – my father took me when I was a youngster. RIP Price of Goalkeepers.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  DorsetCelt

DorsetCelt,
John Thomson’s grave is in Bowhill Cemetery, Cardenden, Fife.
My partners gran is buried in the same Cemetery, my girl complains when we go that i spend more time at his grave than her gran’s.

Just the way it is….

DorsetCelt
1 year ago

Prince!!

1 year ago
Reply to  DorsetCelt

Caption,The Records craig swan hard at work on his new exclusive

Mike
1 year ago

“From the west of Fife he came, to play for Glasgow Celtic and to make himself a name.” They are having a commemoration to John Thomson on Sunday the eighth, at his graveside in Cardenden in Fife @ 4-30pm. When you look back at the massive crowds who attended his funeral its easy to understand the depth of feeling then for this young man and how all sides felt about his tragic death. A march across the mine fields, from Glasgow to Fife, some sleeping on top of the mine bungs to attend his funeral procession. I still have as a treasured possession some small stones from his graveside. RIP.

Mike
1 year ago

Whatever happened to the Jordon Rhodes money?

Whatever happened to Jordon Rhodes? Abducted by Aliens levitating towards Oceania. Is the caption Jordon Rhodes? Someone needs to explain. He never joined us instead he just floated away out of the picture. “Cling-ons on the starboard bow -Phazers tae Malky”.

Jinkylarrson
1 year ago

Caption..told you I was a light sleeper.
On the Scott Brown incident why did the police not deal with it at the time?

Patrick O Hara
1 year ago

Caption. The ever truthful owner of new rangers addresses the squad at their next away match.
“Now as you all know I have spent zillions on the latest match winning recruit and we are a tad short of cash so the manager gets the top bunk and the other eleven of you can share the spacious bottom bunk.”

1 year ago

must be a light sleeper.

The Cha
1 year ago

I think there may have been 2 separate incidents.

There’s the heavily publicised one outlined above asking about the health of his sister but there was another where he was told “I hope you die from cancer”.

I believe its this latter one that has/is resulting in official action.

Regardless, I agree with others, that some community service in a cancer ward/hospice would be the best option rather than any punishment, as these hardly ever lead to changes of behaviour.

The Cha
1 year ago

Caption “Moonbeam dreams of floating pitches, casinos and eternal domination”.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

The abuse of Celtic players has been cranked up by this mob. Last Sunday one of our players was disgustingly abused by a family of vermin whilst taking an evening stroll to a local restaurant. It was aggressive and prolonged and it is on the rise.

The Cha
1 year ago

I hadn’t heard about that but there’s also a video, perhaps Celtic TV, where racist abuse of Boli is clearly audible. 🙁

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

I meant to say it wasn’t Sunday after the zombie game, but the week before.

The Cha
1 year ago

That probably makes it worse that they didn’t have the “excuse” of being upset that their latest hopes and dreams had just been smashed.

Cartvale88
1 year ago

The more successful the team are, the more hatred oozes out of these peoples pores. They are ‘ the peepul’ look at the racist comments and bottle being flung at the celebrating Celtic team, imagine if it was Celtic fans behaving that way.

Look at recent happenings in Glasgow, the media as usual blaming everyone but the true culprits.

The ongoing denial of the financial bubble at Ibrokes, is truly amazing, but they now have Kent, they will soon Ken he will not make a difference

Caption

Dreaming of 55 yet again

jimmybee
1 year ago

The gulliables wanted to fund raise to sign Ryan Kent. So Dave has given them their wish with the ticket prices for europa must be the dumbest feks ever.
If Kent is worth 7million whats our Jamesy worth?

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

FFS Don’t give Lawwell ideas!

jimmybee
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

He gets enough out of us cha if he would have invested in the team champions league was there for the taking the last 2 seasons.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

We certainly should have got through to the Play-Off against Slavia, who looked no great shakes.

My main concern for next season is that our main transfer focus is in getting as much moolah as possible for Eddy when we should be concentrating on the CL qualifiers.

jimmybee
1 year ago

I was interested as to why Leeds who had been after him didn’t go in on transfer day.
Seems they lost interest the week before and signed a striker on loan from Arsenal as they saw him as a better option. Looks like no one else was prepared to pay such a sum for him.

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: The new Celtic Hotel – comfy enough but there’s no atmosphere.

1 year ago

Dear Scott
Hold your head high
I can not begin to think how you cope with your loss of your SIS man . You are A bigger man than anyone .This guy can only be prayed for along with anyone touched by cancerous diseases .Stay STRONG and fit for the TEN
HH8 NF9 YNWA.
KevinDunn 0

Monti
1 year ago

I read that Monaco had supposedly ” agreed ” a deal to sign Edouard before pulling out of the deal.
If this is true, time to give Edouard a new contract with a £40m release clause.

wisnae me
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Why would you want a release clause in there?

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

Wisnae me,
To ensure Celtic get the maximum transfer fee for Edouard…..so we can go & get a couple more loan signings….cough.

wisnae me
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

That’s the opposite of what a release clause does.

A release clause is the MAXIMUM you can get for a player. You can still sell him for less if you want, but you can’t sell him for more and you have to sell him if anyone offers that amount.

Monti
1 year ago

Now that the smiting of the hun has been done, the focus should now be firmly back on the board.
Specifically the transfer window.
The Tierney saga was finally over, he’s away & good luck KT.
I find the whole Celtic transfer window torture, draining & frustrating.
We have went down the loan route again, which if there’s an option to buy, then fine….but a few of these guys are going straight back to their clubs at the end of the season.
We need to stop this fkn nonsense & get prepared early for CL qualifiers, it’s not funny noo.
We have a strong enough squad now to compete in the Europa & domestically but we really need to get a fkn grip of recruitment.

HH

jimmybee
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Agreed m8 fuckin disgrace Champions league was there for us but again the board failed us.

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

My sentiments exactly. Our transfer problems seem to be all internal. This needs addressed pronto. And im also not a fan of improving players that have no future at the club.To be fair we have probably been more successful with our loanees than our purchases. Not many loanees became the highest paid at the club without actually ever playing games.We also need to get the suitable high money clauses inserted into any contracts we need to. I still think 25mil for KT just wasn’t enough.

Anybody know how to get questions onto the AGM agenda ?

Mike
1 year ago

“Torture, draining and frustrating” a bit like your posts. H.H.

1 year ago

Monti, a perfect post. Well done son.
Novel idea: nobody goes nowhere until 10 in a row is secured. Our history belongs to US. Part of this same idea: Edouard stays, regardless. Set out our best 11, stick with it, and make it into a team that can qualifty for CL. Any weak links should be identified and fixed long before our next CL campaign. Stuff:
let’s see what Bayo/Shved/Barzani/Connell/Elyounoussi/Frimpong/O’Connor can really do. Frimpong can play both RB and LB and O’Connor, bless em, can play right across the back four in any position! Let’s sort out Gutman/Perez situation. We need to blood all these guys asap so we know what we have and what needs improved. We have a huge squad so need to know how it can work. We have a lot of games. We’ve paid for these guys. Let’s see what they can do as well as giving our first 11 some breathing space.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Devoy,
Cheers comrade!

jimmybee
1 year ago

Caption Air b and b takes a new meaning

Cortes
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Excellent!

jimmybee
1 year ago

My m8 just phoned me to say there is no way Kent signed before the deadline. He wouldn’t have made it on time. Bet the sfa helped that one along the way unlike Jorge bhoys.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

That’s a common view but what would happen if it was too late?

My understanding is that the deal’s still sealed but he wouldn’t be able to play until the next window ie January.

As this would be the game after we pump them again at the end of December then it has a certain feel of the bantz about it.

Monti
1 year ago

Good to see the Irish Republican marches going ahead this weekend!
Play louder than ever Bhoys!

GIRFUT

Monti
1 year ago

Edouard scores 2 for France u 21’s tonight.
Get the new deal for him with the £40m clause in it, be warned Lawwell.

Bgbolingoli
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Pish

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago

F@ck 40 mil. Any clause should be crazy money , so start around 75-80 mil.
We sold ourselves short with KT . 25Mil is punt money for top tier teams. Next few years that could rise to 40 being punt money.
The msm wont be writing many fake stories of who’s coming in for him with a price like that.

Mike
1 year ago

Loan deals are necessary if you play in anything but the richest leagues. If you want to gamble with the clubs money then don’t bring in loan deals. Its not the loan deals that are the problem, its the lack of any kind of strategic planning for the future. Its the lack of having the right person making the footballing decisions.
Odsonne was a loan deal, try before you buy but with a transfer buyout clause and that was the correct decision if you consider the £9.2 million pound transfer fee.
Fraser Foster-Loan, because of Bains 6-8 week injury, his weekly wages we could not afford.
Moritz Bauer- Loan, but with a transfer fee agreed if we wish to take it up. That gives us the opportunity to consider if he is worth the purchase, or to look elsewhere.
Mohammod Elyournoussi-Loan but with no transfer fee agreed. We tried to buy him when he was at Moulde but was priced out, he eventually went to Southampton for £16.00 million pounds, he is unaffordable.
Daniel Arzani-Loan for 18 months, seriously injured after 10 minutes. There is a place for loan deals, for players who cannot get a game for their currant club. Players who are out of our price range. The Huns are obviously a case in point, as is the other Scottish clubs.

Monti
1 year ago

PISH^

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

” loan deals are necessary “?
I fail to see why unless the option to buy is there, if it isn’t, i wouldn’t bother with it.
What’s the point in developing a Man City player for a season or two at the expense of a Mikey Johnston, for example?
It makes NO sense…….a bit like a Mike post, really.

Werthers sir?

Monti
1 year ago

F.F.F.

Monti
1 year ago

Still get the impression that Lawwell is getting away lightly, again.
He shouldn’t be.

Some people are grateful for the crumbs from Longshanks table.

Not me.

Don’t let a victory over the hun blind us to what we deserve!

Mike
1 year ago

HAHAHAHA Always good for a laugh ^^^^.

wisnae me
1 year ago

Being arrested, deprived of your freedom and often your possessions, is the punishment. There is no need for courts or jail if the police can just come and lock you up on a whim. Which happens over and over again. And they can do dawn raids to upset you and your family. They can hold you long enough that you lose your job. But as long as you’re not convicted, right?

c.f. The people arrested for being dressed up as zombies prior to the royal wedding in 2011. So apparently because some people love the medieval anti-democratic inherited power of the British monarchy so much that they might get upset by anyone disagreeing with them the police are allowed to lock up the dissenters prior to the event and hold them until it is finished. And the European Court upheld this as not being against their human rights. Sorry, but that goes against everything I believe in.

wisnae me
1 year ago
Reply to  wisnae me

That was for Uralius ^^

charlie
1 year ago

efter the zombie game nae tims wer staunin ootside the daft wain will learn his lesson cause young tims will learn um manners but at the endy the day a blame the parents

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