Celtic Diary Thursday November 7: Keep The Heid

On and off the pitch…

Tensions erupted in Rome last night as two Celtic supporters were stabbed by Lazio supporters who attacked a couple of bars and bravely ran away.

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This will put the local law enforcement on high alert, so , again, those of you over there keep the heid.

One has to admire the restraint of those in those circumstances, especially with the Scottish media hell bent on finding , and some would argue, stirring up trouble after their claims that Celtic fans would be attacked not only by locals but would be strictly supervised by police.

The police kind of quashed that story…

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One Celtic fan couldn’t help himself, however, and paraded his colours, taunting the locals with a great big grin on his face,  in the city despite a heavy security presence..

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No wonder those across our own city are always having a go at him.

The man’s a troublemaker.

 

The Sun reported that “armed militia ” have been drafted in to protect Celtic fans, in a last ditch attempt to salvage any credibility about the narrative that it’s all down to a banner at the first game, and forgetting completely that part of the ground tonight is closed to Lazio fans on account of previous bad behaviour, and they have said they would be having a moan about it.

More than 1500 cops will be deployed in the city today – led by the militarised police unit Guardia di Finanza.

It comes after we told how the feared footie mob want revenge for taunts by Hoops supporters at Parkhead a fortnight ago.

They included a banner showing Italy’s fascist leader Benito Mussolini hanging upside-down after his 1945 execution — with the message: “Follow your leader.”

The Guardia di Finanza – who usually patrol Italy’s roads, railways and rivers – will be supported by officers from the State Police and Rome city cops.

Thousands of Celtic fans will be bussed to and from the Stadium tonight – under police guard – amid fears of attacks from Lazio thugs.

Most European cities have armed police at football matches, and it has even been noticed in Britain, but they tend to do it a little less openly and involve less police as most constables are still unsure which bit of the gun to point away from themselves.

Still, it could be worse, and if one man gets his way, the repercussions could be dire..

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Surely Amnesty International would be all over this is supporters were subjected to incarceration in these dreadful surroundings ?

Be safe, guys, and if the worse comes to the worst, make sure there’s plenty of feed and water available.

 

 

To the game itself, and Celtic have travelled to rome without Bolingoli Boli, which in a normal ordered world should allow Greg Taylor to make his European debut at left back.

However, we hear that when Calum MacGregor expressed his desire to get a book called Homegrown Hero Too (See what I did there ? ) by signing a five year deal with the club, this was put into doubt when he demanded that the manager played him at left back from now on as he doesn’t feel he’s done himself justice there in the past.

Lennon unhappily noticed that the contract was already signed so there’s nothing he can do about it.

By the way, if MacGregor has desires to have a book written about his time at Celtic, I’ll do it.

It’ll be a damn sight more interesting than the usual guff produced by the marketing department, and a simple “this is all a lot of made up pish ” disclaimer somewhere at the back should keep the lawyers..and probably the police…away.

 

Fraser Forster should continue in goal, which will be alright as long as he doesn;t have to dwal woth any one on ones..or crosses.

Elhamed will take the right back slot with Chris Jullien and Kris ajer waving his arms around next to him in an attempt to draw the fire of the police away from the fans.

Taylor will be left back. I was only kidding about MacGregor, he’ll take his place alongside Scott Brown with Ryan Christie -aye, copper, try and shoot that guy while he runs around like a dog chasing a ball on a beach- flanked by Mo elyanoussi and James Forrest, who will be told to run straight into the penalty area and fall over.

By me, mostly, but thats when he is at his most dangerous, and with Oddsone Edoard lurking near him, thats how Celtic will score, either a penalty/set piece, or an Edouard finish from a Forrest pass.

Don;t even know why I bother watching it…..

Actually, we’ll do well to come away with any kind of result, and Lennon admits it will take a huge effort of concentration to keep the lid on a Lazio side who are much better than any of the other two in the group.

“It’s the stiffest test of the group, there’s no question of that. And it’s a great challenge for the players.

“We’re going to bring a big crowd out with us which is great. These are the games we want. We relish it and I think the players are excited about it and with the form we’re in we go into it with a certain amount of confidence as well.

“I don’t think that we can be as aggressive early on, as we usually like to press. It’s something we’ll think about and adapt as we go through the game.

“But we come here trying to be positive and to get a positive result.

We know how dangerous Lazio are. They’re in good form, really good form now in Serie A. I don’t know how seriously they will take this game but I imagine they will be pretty strong and want to get back into the group.

“We’re in Italy and our record here, as people keep reminding me, isn’t great. But records are there to be changed and to be broken. We are in good form, although we know it’s going to be a big ask.

“I don’t think the lads will be fazed by it. We’ve good experience. We have international players, we have players who play Champions League and who have played at a high level and there’s a good blend of youth and experience there.

“But we know it’s a real quality side who are on form. We turned them over in Glasgow, so they will maybe want to right that. We will be ready. I think the players have prepared well for this one.

“I just hope we will be strong. We have had a lot of nice things said about us over the last few weeks from different parts of the football world, but it’s important that we maintain our standards and don’t get carried away.”

 

He seems relaxed, and hopefully the players won’t be peturbed by the smaller than usual crowd at such a massive venue.

Then again, there’ll be quite a few of our own in there to cheer them on.

Like most domestic away games, really.

 

Elsewhere, and Brendan Rodgers has been trying to rewrite history again…

“The very first week I was there I was told that there was interest from Arsenal for around about 10 million quid.

Peter Lawwell was very clear that this was an opportunity that was there for Kieran. But obviously we didn’t want the player to go and it was my job to try to convince him to stay.

“You have to be transparent with players in a situation like that so I just said, ‘Listen, we could have a great cycle here. I really want to develop you and make you a better player’.

“I think very quickly he enjoyed the training, he enjoyed the work and he enjoyed the culture we were trying to create. Thankfully he decided he was going to commit to another deal which was absolutely great news for us all.

“He was a big talent and we wanted to hang on to our best talents.

“So he stayed and he gave everything to Celtic, increased his market value and then ended up moving there for the price that he did.”

Hang on…

“You have to be transparent ” 

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Let’s just say that a number of people have stated that their recollection of events during Rodger’s tenure are significantly at variance with Rodger’s somewhat novel and refreshing interpretations.

Yesterday, we had this..

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R.St.Parsley November 6, 2019 at 10:43 am · Edit · Reply →

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Sevco parade new signing under ‘Everyone, anyone’ initiative 

Today..

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Whitearra
11 months ago

Caption : ‘Damp? Of course it’s f@@king damp! Look at the size of they mushrooms.’

R.St.Parsley
11 months ago

Caption:
Daily Record headline
Once again ‘Rangers’ beat Celtic with opening of new luxury hotel at Ibrox.

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

CS,
Still being a fud i see?

Mr.Celtic who hasn’t been to a game in 30 year but everyone else knows nothing.

Stupid, stupid cnt!

Bob
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

A bit like yerself eh!

Mike
11 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Wooowee. Its Bob the Cobb.

Henke take care in Rome mate, sorry I couldny go, it was when you said that you had organised a room for us both and it was a double bed. I’m no sleeping with any bloke mate, even if he has his Celtic duvet.
Mon the Hoops.

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob,
Sshhhhhhh

bgbolingoli
11 months ago
Reply to  Bob

hahahahahahaha

Mike
11 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Henke having a great time in Roma, thoroughly enjoying himself. The city, the historical sites, the people and the Cellic support, enjoy the game mate and have a safe journey home the morra. He’s bringing back a cuddly toy for his bhoy’s a gladiator, when you lift up its sword it pokes you in the eye and sings El Papa one of our own..

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

CS,
Not to mention playing my part in supporting the team to victory.
You should try it sometime….i’ll send you the coordinates to CP.

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

What like standing behind soldier F?

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

” They ( the Celtic support ) drove us on to victory, they were magnificent”-Neil Lennon.

Una
11 months ago

Caption

SFA still trying to get to grips with VAR

Monti
11 months ago

Caption:
Can somebody cut the gress?

Monti
11 months ago

That orange bastard who is wishing Celtic supporters be stabbed, it would be a shame if he walked into an oncoming train.

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

🙂

11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti… It’s a pity that the trains can’t quickly reverse over them… To be sure to be sure

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Weered

Weered,
As you know, violence is never the answer 🙂

11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti… It’s not violence… Just bad driving cough

The Cha
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

I assume that’s Charlie Saiz’s twitter account.

Monti
11 months ago

Give these Lazio cnts as good as they give, hit them fkn hard bhoys!

Monti
11 months ago

Fud^

The Cha
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Correct, he probably woke up with a stauner when he heard the news that 2 Celtic fans had been stabbed.

Spurs, Liverpool, Man U, Dutch and German clubs have all had fans attacked and stabbed in Rome by cowardly bastards, who attack, mob-handed, unsuspecting individuals from behind and run away when confronted.

No Celtic fan will be celebrating this news and anyone celebrating it, isn’t a Celtic fan. FACT.

Bognorbhoy
11 months ago

a satellite dish and an Aerial got married..
The wedding ceremony was poor …but the the reception was brilliant…

5TB
11 months ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Love it Bbhoy.

They were meant to serve be a big meal at that wedding, but didn’t. Turned out it was pie in the sky.

11 months ago

Caption ” hey maw ah still cannae get Celtic TV !”

11 months ago

CAPTION

Post-Brexit cuts hit hard at GCHQ

Una
11 months ago

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Montis wife asks him to dry the dishes

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Una

Una,
My good lady asks me to do nothing because she knows it’ll be done.

Thoroughly 🙂

Monti
11 months ago

At first i thought this was somewhere on merseyside, however a closer look reveals the washing is still on the line.

Billy Russell
11 months ago

Should be able to get Celtic TV now.

Cartvale88
11 months ago

Great to see another diary Ralph, it’s quite apt that Alex the Hun has the correct surname, probably middle name is Wanker.

Hope the supporters are safe in Rome! Seen the Lazio hoardes on the way to Parkhead an embarrassment to Italy.

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The Rankers arrange free satellite for the hoardes to watch them coming, anothe fantasy by the King and Jabba.

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Cartvale,
Was the surname, SAIZ?

The Cha
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

It might as well be, as the views are indistinguishable.

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Oh yes he is!

5TB
11 months ago

Caption;

Spot the drug dealer.

TAMBHOY
11 months ago

Caption: ibrokes gets new look trying to copy the Celtic way but as celtic have ALL the CUPS they thought they would put dishes out front HH

Monti
11 months ago

Caption: Celtic ticket office tries to send detailed directions, of the location of Celtic Park, to Charlie Saiz.

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

I got a side job delivering pizza’s to Army barracks.

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

CS,
I’d pay your fuel to CP if you want….i mean…it’s been a few decades:)

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Btw, do you know where St.Andrews is?

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Is it no a McStay’s garage? Cough cough 🙂

Monti
11 months ago

Celtic 4-2-3-1

Forster

Elhamed
Jullien
Ajer
Taylor

Brown
McGregor

Forrest
Christie
Elyanoussi

Edouard

11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti is Taylor in the European squad m8?

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Yes m8

Monti
11 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Although if you want to ask the font of all pish for confirmation, CS should be around 🙂

Patrick o'Hara
11 months ago

Caption.
200 tranceivers from all footballing countries surreptitiously spy on Lennoxtown keeping a close eye on Odsonne,our next mega million pound sale.

Monti
11 months ago

Henkesdreadlocks,
How much is it for a family bag of Werthers over in Rome?

Rustle Rustle Rustle …….

Owen Mullions
11 months ago

Caption:
Thick hun to pal: ‘Ma flat’s the wan wi’ a satellite dish in the windae’.

The Cha
11 months ago

Caption:

“I like to watch things on Celtic TV, Satellite of love”

Cartvale88
11 months ago

Month with C Saiz the armchair fan, u never know

His views would put Celtic into liquidation, not a penny to the PLC.

Better not to go to away games or shit SFA Cups, but C S will prognosticate as usual a bit like the Scottish media that hate anything to do with the CFC

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Armchair fan heaven in deepest Engerlund

The Cha
11 months ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

That’s unfair.

“fan” suggests support.

11 months ago

Caption: Coatbridge May 25th 1967 long before BSKYB the Tim’s were well ahead. 🙂
COYBIG fuck Lazio fuck Lazio fuck lazioooooo

sfa unfit for purpose
11 months ago

Jamesy Bhoy !!

Mike
11 months ago

GOOOAALL jamesie Yah beauty!!

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding
11 months ago

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Not one subscription in the entire block

11 months ago

Brilliant jamesy but ffs the passing is fuckin shocking.
Fraser Firster looks a nervous wreck has only caught one cross .
Dunno how we are still in it but let’s hope we get better in possession and the guys get brave on the ball.

11 months ago

Take Johnny hayes of shys ffs

11 months ago

The vehicle holding company thing, opens a new satellite office in edmiston house.

11 months ago

Forster looks a nervous wreck the bhoys need to be brave and use the head some of the choice of passing is poor.

Mike
11 months ago

Fucking brilliant Celtic!!!!!

sfa unfit for purpose
11 months ago

win in Roma……Lovely

11 months ago

Hahaha fuck Lazio brilliant 2cd half bhoys brilliant finish and brilliant use of subs from lenny last 32 with 2 games to go fuckin Yessssss

Iancelt67
11 months ago

Fucking Amazon me Lennon I owe you an apology not that you know me or think about me. To a man brilliant

portpower
11 months ago

AND THAT’S HOW IT’S DONE.

Well done Bhoys.

Iancelt67
11 months ago

What a finish from Ntcham

11 months ago

And Breathe fuckin brilliant 2cd half bhoys brilliant goals fuckin love ye Celtic

Mike
11 months ago

Wonderful result, “Top awe The Table”. brilliant bhoys!!

Monti
11 months ago

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW

YAAAAAA FFFFFKKKKNNNN BBBEEEAAAAUUUTTTTYYYYYYY

CELTIC CELTIC CELTIC CELTIC CELTIC CELTIC CELTIC

Monti
11 months ago

WE ARE ALL NEIL LENNON!

Yoker Bhoy
11 months ago

What a brilliant result!! I’ve been in a pretty foul mood all week because I knew I was going to miss the game (I’ve only just got back home now) as I had to work (tried everything but couldn’t get out of it). These early kick-offs are really fucking up my shit big time. Absolutely delighted with that scoreline though and can’t wait to see the highlights. At this rate we could well end up following in the footsteps of the Red Bulls (Salzburg and Leipzig) and become a side that everyone wants to avoid in Europe. Magic stuff lads and a huge well done to Lenny. Amazing to think that we could end the group stage by being not only top but undefeated too.

HH

Bgbolongoli
11 months ago

To a man

Legends

Every single one of them

Tomo
11 months ago

God bless the bhoys! God bless our Pope! These low vulgar fascists cowards will get their reward. Italians are the best cultured people and know these people are not the norm.

11 months ago

Big Ntcham brilliant goal such composure from a player who has had little game time this season.
Brilliant 2cd half and Lennon spot on with tactics and subs. Fuck Lazio fuck Lazio fuck Lazio

11 months ago

Mussolini your boys took one helluva beating.
COYBIG

Cortes
11 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Superb!

Bgbolongoli
11 months ago

Aye I’m with you Charlie. After the 1st 10 mins I feared the worst. But what I performance after that. So delighted for my dad being there. Delighted for Jimmy. What a night.

Just don’t fuck it Celtic

StevoCFC
11 months ago

Maybe if the Deady Bears had a Guardian de Finanza they wouldn’t have gone bust

TicToc
11 months ago

What a fantastic team effort, what a fantastic result.
Asolutely brilliant Bhoys, brilliant. Two top ‘strikers’ goals and twice beating an Italian team when coming from a goal down. Unbelievable really. And our supporters? Just the best on the planet. Stay safe Bhoys and come home safely. Just hope the stabbing victims make it home safely too. Fkn nazi scumbags.
HH

Bgbolongoli
11 months ago

Eddy. Hasn’t scored in 3 but set up about 7 goals??

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