ETims Diary - Nothing to see here..move along

ETims Diary – Nothing to see here..move along

Its International Week so whilst we all eagerly await the Scotland games against Whodyamacallit and Whatstheirface, let us see if there’s owt else interesting out there?


Nope…there isn’t.


Well apart from…


John Kennedy was linked then unlinked to current vacant Manager role at Leanne Dempster RSC

The Edinburgh News was happy to tell us that :

‘John Kennedy is no longer in the running to become the next manager of Hibs.

The Easter Road club will now turn their attentions to other leading candidates for the position, with Kennedy to remain as assistant manager of Celtic.’


The big man has seen a few folk question his input at Celtic over the last few years, mostly every time the Sieve dared threaten a return,  but its clear he is very highly appreciated among Management Staff and players with Lenny and Calmac quickly stating their desire for him to remain where he is.  and thankfully that looks like it will be the case. 

it seems Peter Lawwell also wanted him to stay, well unless Hibs could stump up £300k, so Kennedy remains in place at Lennoxtown.

Jack Ross will probably now get to decide which Edinburgh bed of snakes Board he jumps in with and we can all go along like before like nothing ever happened ( one for Del Amitri CSC there – Ed).


As for other exciting Celtic news…and we really are stretching exciting, there was a video of Peter Lawwell and Rod Stewart singing Grace within the Trophy Room…its on Twitter and Youtube if you want to go watch some hypocritical fat cats eating, drinking and partying on your dollar.

Talking of dollar…the League Cup Final Tickets came out, and an early Xmas gift of getting fleeced was available for a chosen few:


40 quid…in December…for a game just over 2 weeks before Xmas…Scottish Football…always  putting the Football Fan first!


Strangely these tickets were released  the day after the Ticket Office announced new reduced hours.

It would be a shame if the Celtic Boards way of removing any Living Wage concerns was simply to remove the actual full time jobs…but they couldn’t be so heartless, especially with an AGM coming up now, could they?

Seems all those millions in the bank just wont take care of themselves and maybe this is the first step in getting rid of the Ticket Office Portakabins as we head down Hotel Paradise route.

Those umpteen visitors to the Emirates need somewhere to sleep you know!


That was about it for Celtic…but there was plenty going on elsewhere of course….


First of all we had Peak English sport conmtinues to go all in on its military fetishism



And I will be very surprised if Mister Men creator Roger Hargreaves descendants don’t sue:


if you want a perfect piece on the Poppy nonsense including James McClean aspect…see David Squires in The Guardian 


BTW talking of  Mr Noisy, he has joined Mr Angry and Mr Denial in the latest shambles over at Ibrox, but lets see how this media manipulation has been ramping up towards todays “revelations”…


First of all we had this



Then we had this


Then we had this


and we had this


Now to top it all off we have this



Its all basically a lot of nonsense  – HMRC are no longer disputing the high end debts as there’s simply no point in additional costs as no money left.

BDO are claiming some sort of victory over HMRC on behalf of Creditors but with latest media spin we now have Angry Bears claiming its actually all HMRCs fault their club didn’t pay their Bills…

Its a bit like saying your wife left you because you used to burn the toast and nothing to do with your sleeping with her sister ( Too Much Information CSC – Ed!).

If you want full details from a better placed expert, go to  Rangers TaxCase piece : “Just when I thought I was out..” 


In the media so far we have had Ally McCoist and John Mclelland wailing already at a story that is actually months old and means heehaw in reality.

We await Chick Young saying “David Murray should never have been hounded out”… its just a matter of time!

Victims R Us RSC is alive and well.


Sadly it is all just looking like an orchestrated  “Circle the Wagons and throw more money at Dave King” for the poor and ( there are actually some) decent Rangers punters….as if having to pay £40 to see us cuff them at Hampden isn’t enough of a hardship!


Lets leave them to wallow in their denial and anger…its gonna get even better as pressure ramps up with Ashley, Hummel and Close Brothers looking for cash in the New Year.


Lets have a wee caption Contest to finish..