Celtic Diary Monday January 13: Rumour Round Up

And i suppose a few facts as well, which might lend the piece a bit of credibility. There’s always a first time, I suppose.

But first, a heartwarming wee story from from my recent visit to Dunoon, where we laid my father to rest.

It was a bit of a surprise that the priest would not allow his choice of tune, the Fields of Athenry, to be played as we carried him either into or out of the chapel, but there are times to moan and times not to moan, so I let it slide.

Apparently, in the past, it had upset those of a protestant nature, and whilst that in itself is a remarkable capitulation on behalf of the church, I guess it’s his church and his rules. We were, however, allowed to play it after he had been lowered into the ground, and imagine how difficult it was to keep a straight face, for a number of us, who immedaitely recognised that my sister had unwittingly downloaded a live version, complete with add ons…

It would have made him laugh, I suppose.

 

So, where are we at with our beloved club and the quest to strengthen the team as we look to secure a ninth successive title from the unique position of actually having a serious rival who may well push it all the way to May, as long as they can keep hold of key men such as Alfredo Morelos, John Beaton and James Traynor ?

We’ll start with thise who have definitely left the building.

Scott Sinclair has moved to Preston, which was where he was going to go last summer until Neil Lennon tld him he was definitely part of his plans and backed that up with a 12 month extension to his contract. However, Neil only picks the team, and not the players for the squad, and when supremo Peter Lawwell found out he put the knackers on it, and Sinclair wasn’t allowed to play in case he showed he was worth the money Celtic were paying him, and therefore Lawwell would have to keep paying him.

Sinclair goes with our best wishes, after showing that he wasn;t a bad player at all, and not really one we should have dropped and given such an undignified exit to.

Compared with one who is often cited as the best non -Scot to play in Scotland, his statistics stand up pretty well..

Scott Sinclair v Brian Laudrup

Apps 167 v 150

Goals 62 v 44

Leagues 3 v 3

S Cups 3 v 1

L Cups 3 v 1 

The player enjoyed his time here, and he showed that with this message on instagram..

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Lewis Morgan should be away as well, to Inter Miami , which sounds like one of those names you make up for a five a side team in a local league. In fact, it’s owned by David Beckham and will probably prove to be quite lucratie for the winger/striker, ans should do his confidence the world of good.

Storm Brendan may be about to hit Scotland, but Celtic are still clearing the decks from the last similarly named wind that swept through the place.

 

Unconfirmed, probably because they are not true, tales that reach us concern Oddsone Edoaurd, who is apparently now actively looking to leave, and the club won;t stop him, in case his value drops. You’ll notice that Brendan rodgers has already said how much he thinks he’s worth in what could have been a heads up to interested buyers.

Edouard is said to be unhappy at the downturn in professionalism at training, and feels that Lennons idea of sports science and diet boiling down to only having chips twice a week and taking the dog for a walk on sundays to the pub isn’t going to further his career in the way he has seen former Celt Moussa Dembele go from strength to strength.

Kristoffer Ajer is the subject of attention from Milan again, and if it is serious, then there’s little doubt the defender/midfielder will give it serious consideration.

Lee O’Connor, the Irish lad brought in at the same time as Jeremie Frimpong could be off to Oxford on loan, and Ryan Christie . who hasn’t spoken much since the last game before the break, may well be off to Southampton , for what has been described as “silly money “.

And we’ve still got a couple of weeks to go.

Expect a few more to actually go, such as Craig Gordon. Jack Hendry and one or two others who deserve first team action elsewhere, and don;t be surprised if after this wndow there are very few of Brendan Rodgers signings still left.

There has been no word on whether or not Tom Rogic wants to move or if anyone is even watching him, but we hear that the wizard of Aus might yet get a start in the team to at least remind fans he is still an option.

 

Thats as much as we’ve heard for those who may be waving us goodbye, and of course that will be linked to who is coming in.

It’s fairly certain that Polish under 21 striker Patryk Klimala is all but picking out his squad number. Stepehn MacGowan in the Mail, operating in supermarionation from puppet master Lawwell, has broken the news today..

Celtic agree £3.5m deal to sign Patryk Klimala as Polish U21 international puts pen to paper on four-and-a-half-year deal to join Neil Lennon’s side

  • Celtic have agreed a £3.5million deal to sign Polish striker Patryk Klimala 
  • The 21-year-old flew into Glasgow on Sunday night to agree terms with the club
  • Klimala has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal with The Bhoys
  • The Pole told local media he would not join a team to be the back up striker  

The last bit was given a bit more detail… with a quote from the player..

‘First of all, I don’t want to be the fourth choice, only the first.

“I want to develop, so I will also choose a league that will give me that.

“If someone wants me and it is a good option, I will go and fight for my own.’ 

£3.5m is a fair chunk for Celtic to splash out, and so he would have been given guarantees, which leaves Edoaurd either as his partner or his predecessor, both of which are possible.

However for Leigh Griffiths, it is increasingly looking like the end of the road, but he’s a hibernian fan so he’ll like it there.

Others reported to have attracted Celtic’s attention are legion, but there has been little to follow up initial reports of interest in anyone, so don’t be surprised of you’re surprised at whoever comes in next.

If anyone actually does, as this window has the hallmarks of a cost cutting measure, and the attitude of the manager has been a little too complacent since the two recent games against “rangers “, who seem to be a much more organised side than last year, and unless they lose Michael Beale, their coach, they will only get better.

 

The Diary has been away for a while, so we have to go back to last Tuesday fr this…

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Victor Veritas

From an early age the Celtic plc board saw themselves as separate and aloof from those paying at the turnstiles

 

Today, we stay with the monochrome…

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Beverwijkbhoy
1 year ago

Condolences for your faither, Ralph.

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Caption
Commuters can’t find any articles cle about the rangers coming. However there’s one on Stevie g cleaning klopps trainers in a lucrative deal

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption…see back in the days before mobile phones
you would have people chatting to each other on the train journey….oh wait maybe not

Monti
1 year ago

You claimed you would be ” up for it ” ( War ) with Iran, i reminded you who the friends of Iran were, Russia, China & i’d presume, Palestine.
Have you ever been sectioned btw?

It’s surprising to me, that someone who claims (cough) to have been in the british army ( more coughing) finds it in himself to be ” up for war “?

Did you not learn anything?

Stupid, stupid man!

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti…to you need a fishermans friend for that bad cough you developed in your post…ahem…

MabozzaRitchie
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

iran need a good kicking

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

1. The supreme leader is sick.
2. Prior to 1978 Iran were the most pro Western nation in the Middle East.
3. The people of Iran are still pro Western, but the Govt is obviously not.
4. When Iran fired missiles at US bases they did so in accordance with international law and we’re very careful not to take uniformed lives, to do so would’ve resulted in war.
5. Russians, Chinese, Iranians, Palestinians and Israelis have children too. Let’s remember the children.
6. The only thing I want to win is the league.

1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Iran had a popular democracy under Mosaddegh, which nationalised the oil industry for the benefit of the country and was enormously popular.

The USA overthrew him and imposed the “pro-Western” Shah, who imposed a brutal undemocratic regime, which was only popular with the few who benifitted from it.

This was overthrown in 1979 in the Islamic Revolution.

This is still majorly popular, although there are obviously resistors to this.

To describe Iran as pro-Western is wrong and why would it be? The West supported Iraq and the subsequent war killed over 1m Iranians, imposed unjust sanctions and reneged on international agreements etc.

I agree with the peace sentiments but with lunatics in the White House and Number 10, I’m not sure that’s likely.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

I disagree that the Shah was brutal. Although he did feel that Iran was not ready for democracy. He was overthrown and killing squads were sent out to kill off his family. If he had been brutal he wouldn’t have told the army that he didn’t want an Iranian with a bloody nose. It was the Generals that finally chose to use live rounds. The Shah was very liberal; women were in University, driving and even wearing mini-skirts under his regime. He fully intended to gradually introduce democracy and was working towards that prior to the revolution.

1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

No, he was the American installed puppet who overthrew a progressive democracy.

You cannot rewrite history simply because it doesn’t suit your world view!

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

My view is based on lectures given by a modern historian who spent years studying in Iran and speaking with those who were there. It sounds to me like your view is based on anti US propaganda. Yes the US installed the shah in the 50s I’m not arguing that point. What I’m saying is your view of the Shah and his policies are skewed.

1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

My view is that the Shah was an American installed puppet, that you agree with but its “skewed”?

If that view is anti-American then that’s simply a reflection on the various disparate sources I’ve read on it.

I’d be interested in knowing who your single source “modern historian” is that informs your total view of Iran.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

However Uralius,
Feel free to follow Captain Darlings example & shoot every other poster down until they agree with you philosophy.

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Ooh, obviously touched a raw nerve there, soft lad.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Shah was an evil cunt. Cha is right. Self serving despot only willing to be a part of American fuelled globalisation.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Mini skirts?
Nice

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Countries in the Middle East have a right to run their affairs how they see fit. If they’re contravening basic human rights then there’s a problem. I know Iranians who much preferred khomenis reign over the shahs. America has no right to impinge on other countries affairs. We don’t exactly run perfect societies ourselves who are we to hold the high moral ground. As it stands the west condone Israel’s crimes against humanity. I’m glad Celtic as a group of fans are behind the Palestinians. They can relate and equate similarities to what was happening in Northern Ireland. Get with the program uralius

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

Why is that then Bamber?
Are you going to team up with Charlie Saiz & take on the might Of Russia & China.
Armed with a bit of rope, a big knife & fishing rod?

Dumb & Dumber middle East vacation.

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: In an amazing coincidence the last 50 people in Scotland who buy a newspaper get on the same train.

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Not playing a song about a young guy on a convict ship sailing away from his loved one because it’s contentious is a disgrace not good. I know protestants who love this song. Paddy Reilly style. Play whatever the man likes as his swan song I’d have throttled whoever put up resistance if it was my dad. He got Danny Bhoy. Priest had fag ash all over his tunic and I’m sure he was 3 sheets to the wind

1 year ago

There is a stench of the cheap about the whole process at the moment. Sporar is clearly too dear at 1.5 million more than the Pole o it is go with the cheap. This could and probably will come back to bite them. Therefore we will inevitably need to look for favours from the diddy teams later in the campaign. I really don’t see us beating them twice. This is an opportunity to give the club a boost but the powers that be don’t seem too interested.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Sort of agree with this but it would be hard to sign a decent striker who will be second fiddle. It is what it is. My guess as I’ve stated before is there will be work in progress strikers we can’t afford a player better than eduoard someone who will usurp him. There’s no way we sign the finished article I’d have gone with shankland.

Browall
1 year ago
Reply to  John

John. You seem like one of these chappies who if you stood on a Dug’s shite there would be a rusty nail in it. Away light up some pyro ya clown.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Browall

🙂

Henrik
1 year ago

caption: aye them youngsters never aff thoes tabloids

1 year ago

RALPH

Condolences to you all on your great loss.

1 year ago

CAPTION

Look,pretending to read the paper isnae gonnae work. Where’s yer effin ticket?

1 year ago

Great work on the stats,btw!!!

Iancelt67
1 year ago

There’s a young guy called Chris ikonomides who plays for Perth glory I know it’s a shite league but I’m sure he’s good enough to make it in Europe. Being the high profile site this is. I would hope someone of influence would have a look see at this. He’d cost buttons he’s an international with a bit of an X factor

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Does he get fluid on the knee after an hour?

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Send it to the supporters liaison, I sent him a bit about a Lithuanian U21s defender. He said he’d pass it on. We haven’t signed him so who knows what happened. Still it’s worth a shot.

1 year ago

Caption: That’s a long Tory paper-trail

SteveNaive
1 year ago

John, you don’t see us beating them twice ? Good grief man. We’ve been less than our parts but will come again. I like your take on the way things are sometimes but it’s not calamitous yet. Keep the faith and keep believing. We are better than them.

1 year ago

Ralph… SO sorry to hear of your fathers passing…

P J
1 year ago

Caption

Jackass has a wank seeing so many papers

Una
1 year ago

Caption

jim traynor in court for telling the truth

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Good morning Una,
It’s a bit wet out……

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Sort of hope Michael made it to Botany Bay the real estate is through the roof here. And Mary may have caught up with him and their progeny are now driving around in Lamborghinis snorting coke and watching the bhoys hammering the hun who sent them away from their homeland on Celtic tv of course. Immigrants suffered over here more than any one else on the planet. It’s heartening to know that the Scots Irish made a name for themselves over here. As Ned Kelly says “such is life” before he swung. So lonely on the fields of Athenry

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Caption: ” This is your driver speaking….if you turn to page three, you will see what it looks like to seek war with Iran, China & Russia “

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Caption: I just want to win the league.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

See midnight oil. Beds are burning

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

…and the perpetrators were?

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Redcoats

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

….and they were from?

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Engerland

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

There we go…..

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67
Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Illness killed most of the aboriginals. Syphilus flu etc. their genes are unique and quite brittle after many years of no contact with the rest of the planet. Genocide happened in Tasmania. Bit of killing mixed with above mentioned illnesses. Shame for them their still tribal people and like American Indians they can’t handle alcohol too well. Some still live in 3rd world conditions. There was apartheid here and white immigration policies when I first landed here.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Yes there is not as much the majority of people aren’t racist. The focus on any racism is towards Islam not aborigines. If you go west of where I live it’s like going back to the fifties where there’s an element of racism but it’s not as bad as it was. Regardless of whether alcohol was introduced it’s a fucking problem with indigenous people. They have their own justice system within their communities where elders decide any wrong doing in loose terms society allows this. They’ve now adapted to illnesses from mixing with Europeans there are very few blue blood aborigines left. Aborigines are about 3 per cent of the population now. So they’re not seen as a threat. Most of them live in community housing. Some work most don’t. I don’t know what it’s like in American ca or Canada but I suspect it’s the same However New Zealand is a different kettle of fish it was settled by free settlers and not convicts the maoris hold more sway there

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Well if if it wasn’t for the crown displacing celts to these god forbidden places none of this would’ve happened

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Really the beginings of multi nationalism and slavery. We have a lot to answer for pommy cunts born to rule effete fannies

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

I wrote a reply. It’s in the scrutiny box somewhere

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Maybe we need vetted and from my own admission I’m sort of glad some of my jibberish hasn’t slipped through the system. However knowing this is the premium forum. A level of decorum must be seen

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Just as a footnote the Scots or the Irish weren’t treated much better by the English. Second class couldn’t keep their culture wear kilts or play bagpipes. Cromwell fucked the Irish. The English were the worst colonialists bar none. The Dutch Portuguese Spanish were fairer. Not much though

Mike
1 year ago

Very sorry to hear about your Dad Ralph, its difficult sometimes to put your feelings down into words, sometimes you get it right, sometimes you get it wrong, but I always think of Dads as being the family’s light-house, for they are the ones who guide us through the sometimes tortuous sea’s of life. They can lead us by example.
“The Fields Of Athenry”, is not a sectarian song, when Pete St. John wrote the lyrics it was to make us remember the suffering and the many injustices that played a large part of Irelands dark times back then. If being a part of injustice and suffering is being sectarian, then there are many sectarian songs. Priests are like us, they too sometimes get it wrong. Your Dads Priest got it badly wrong.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago

Griffiths didn’t even train every day hahahahaha

2 minute clips could even make sebo look like a player

1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Not impressive, if that’s the case, as he’s been back from injury for almost 2 months and should be fully up to speed long before now.

Perhaps he could head to New York and recreate the dream double act with Deila.

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Who mentioned Mental Health?

You’re the one who keeps bringing it up despite having absolutely no knowledge of the circumstances.

He ain’t getting game time at Celtic, so should look elsewhere for it.

Simples.

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

He’s not back in the side, he’s a 5 min sub at the fag end of a game.

I’d imagine Morgan was also contracted for another couple of years or so.

It doesn’t mean a lot, soft lad.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

🙂

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

WTF has either of them’s MH issues got to do with the fact that clearly the manager doesn’t fancy him to play a more significant part?

Absolutely nothing but here you are again trying to use it for god knows what reason.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

….and Ronny & Efe……
You also don’t seem to quote Neil Lennon when he praises the work of Brendan Rodgers?

Odd that:)

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

He gives unconditional support for Griffiths and says everyone else should do the same.

He was/is less than wholehearted in support of Dembele/Sinclair/Eddy/Ntcham etc.

What’s the word for someone who has contradictory views for the same situation? 😉

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Apart from Sinclair who I felt was treated poorly for whatever reason (probably Brendan related). The others did/are doing exactly as we expected picking up a wage and doing their best to perform and improve before moving on to a top 20 club for big bucks. None of these players are worthy being called Celtic greats. I believe they will all go on to be considered greats, but not at Celtic. I wouldn’t be surprised if Edouard and Ntcham departed in the summer. I’m not keen on Edouard struggling to hold the ball up (Dembele was brilliant at that) and Ntcham struggling under a high press.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

A Prick?

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

You served nowhere other than your loft & airfix models ya prick!

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

In my head we are all fine.

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Griffiths has no emotional pull to Celtic; he’s a Hibee.

Celtic is the pinnacle of his career, which is why he would want to stay ie his only other options are down.

I understand his desire but the club can only go along with that if he’s contributing.

His contribution this past 3 and a half years has been poor.

What he did 4 years ago has no relevance to what he can do today, which suggests no history books are in danger of being rewritten.

Cole Burns
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

If this new Polish signing had Griffiths` CV he would have been in the EPL.

1 year ago
Reply to  Cole Burns

Fun Fact.

Leigh Griffiths with Leigh Griffiths’ CV has never played in the EPL.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Contrarian

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

I accept your unconditional surrender.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Charlie I’d give up on Griffiths he’s not in the plans or if he is it’s the occasional cameo. He should go to hibs and be happy

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

You don’t accept others opinion tho, you try to brow beat them into agreeing with your narrative.
You are a clueless fud!

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

So back to your willing war with Iran, i take it you are supportive of shock & awe or are you a ” blow ra lot a thum up ” type?

1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

I agree with this.

I find it a massive deflection, fans expecting the player of 4 years ago to reappear.

That has gone:

1. Celtic are vastly improved
2. Griffiths was unable to improve to meet the new demands.

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Agreed and the evidence of the past couple of months is “not a lot”.

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

good to get a new striker in the door cha eh?

hopefully an utmost professional and has scored more than 4 goals in the last year

1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

@bgboy I don’t know anything about him other than what’s in the reports.

The question is what’s his role, partner or backup for Eddy?

Also, Eddy may not be around for next season’s CL qualifiers, so will he be up to speed by then to be the main striker?

Puggy67
1 year ago

The big beardy one in the Corries started doing Athenry on his solo tour and a guy walked out. Yip between all the songs about English oppression of the Scots he found English oppression of the Irish offensive. Tells you all you need to know.

BJF
1 year ago

Sorry to hear about the loss of your father Ralph. It will lift the gloom of this wet
winter to get back to real football at the weekend. I don’t know anything about the Polish striker but if Lenny is changing the shape and is going with two up front I am happy.If Odsonne is leaving then not so.
Interestingly, ( to some of us) Arlene. ( St Johnstone manager) is talking about promoting an ”Ulster British” culture, in my lifetime it was always called “Ulster Scottish “ but they bloody Scots are rebelling, going independent and probably dropping Queen and country so it wouldn’t do to be associating your culture with the likes of them!

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Caption

The Daily Wankers wet dream

Hopefully the break has made the team stronger, Edouard will stay till the end of the season, Liewell is not that stupid.
The so called media are digging up crap about players that Celtic are keen on signing, also half the current team will be out by the end of the month. Strange how the Buffalo is not high on the agenda or is it because of Veganuary that is posted everywhere.

Best thoughts on your sad bereavement and agree with Mike ‘Athenry’ is not sectarian, the British National Anthem is

1 year ago

Not so much a Caption but an observation.
When the Print Media was King and The Broadsheet was it’s Sceptre and not a SMSM Red Tap in sight.

Can’t wait till the residue swirls down the drain.

Hail Hail
Fc not Plc.
Support the Res12 guys.

Mike
1 year ago

“We are a Stand Alone Club”, really!

Then why do we have anything to do with Toxic F.C.
This toxicity was part and parcel of Toxic F.C. since it was formed in February 1872 “Rangers” F.C. was virulently Anti Catholic steeped in Anti Irish racism and religious bigotry, it was bred into the red bricks of Ibrox. Part of a policy that remained in place until the signing in 1989 of the RAT. A player so shallow that he had pleaded for Celtic to sign him until he was shown the Murray lucre and even though he did sign for Celtic he denied it, Judas Iscariot. You have to bear in mind how our cherished club was founded, started by a Catholic Marist brother to feed the poor in the East End of Glasgow.
“No Blacks, No Catholics” was the institutional call until not that long ago. Over a 117 and counting years of hate.
You would think that none of our custodians would want anything to do with them, that they would not help or assist them in any shape or form, if they got into difficulties like if they were liquidated. Because if they did… surely they would be chased out of Celtic park tout suite. Beware of the Enemy Within”.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

These headlines were gone for years. While the new club was in lower leagues… Now they are back.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Dermot Desmond, 4-10-12. Celtic chief wants “Rangers” back in the SPL. “Rangers is a great club, it has a great history.
After being humiliated at Hampden in 2016, lets go large as Brendan Rodgers is appointed manager. A possible change of heart perhaps?
Res.12. Nov. 2019, the motion to pass was rejected by the few against the 7-10,000 in favour, but haud the press, there’s that Persistence AGAIN, still going strong.
The 5Way Agreement- no, no, I know nothing says Sergeant Shultz. And BTW. EBT’s, remember how much we hated Minty’s cash bankrolling their cheating 9. Well how did Celtic have an EBT for Jorginho before cancelling, who gave us that idea? to participate in a shady scheme eh?

1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

MIKE

Juninho. As I understand it,we agreed to take over his contract from Middlesboro. When Brian Quinn found out about the tax arrangements involved therein,he queried the legality with HMRC.

They advised that we pony up,as EBTs were already subject to an investigation. Which we did,long before any outstanding tax had even become overdue.

BQ also strongly suggested to Murray that he would be wise to do the same. Sadly-!-he was ignored.

1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Juninho had an EBT at Middlesborough, which we took over when we signed him but Brian Quinn shut it down when he found out.

They were common in England and, as long as clubs stopped them and paid back tax, HMRC was fine with them.

1 club didn’t do this (clue – they’re no’ the brightest 😉 ).

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Neither is my phone, put in Juninho and out pops his wee sister Jorginho. 😉
I must be paranoid, not like me that!

SteveNaive
1 year ago

Danny Ings nearing the exit door at Southampton … don’t think so.

Uralius
1 year ago

Caption: One lone Celtic supporter stares out the window.

Uralius
1 year ago

I heard about this storm Brendan. I’m pretty sure I know this will play out.
It’ll come in, pretend like it’s something it’s not, tell everyone it’s a storm, huff and puff, leave well before anyone expects and all in all be a bitter disappointment. P.S It’ll achieve flock all in Europe.

Rob O'Keeffe
1 year ago

Mmmm? Laudrup or Downhill Sinclair? As Jim asked ‘Brian,why are you so good?’
If Edouard is questioning the training,then having watched some sessions take place,I would be questioning his laissez faire attitude when it comes to high tempo time.
When it comes to my time to shuffle off,I have specifically asked for my favourite IRFB to belt out the tunes outside the piney and at the ensuing party.I remember when priests were not of the wishy washy/pc variety….

Rob O'Keeffe
1 year ago

Caption: Where’s the bloody TV guide in this Metro?

rebus67
1 year ago

Ralph,

Regrets on the passing of your father. I lost mine in 2010 but I find he is still with me. Sometimes when I look in the mirror, there he is staring back at me!

Rebus

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  rebus67

Rebus,
When i look in the mirror i see an overweight cnt…..
My dad wasn’t overweight…. 🙂

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, I’m worried about your weight, have you tried under the desk pedals? I did, they were good for a day now they just sit there.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Uralius,
No need to worry sir…..fit as a butchers shop i am 🙂

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

🙂

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

No apron tho!

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

I shall have to raise the steaks….

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Would never happen…….

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Are you two horses asses or are you pigs ears

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Naw i’m a fenian bastard….unrepentant & proud!

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

I hope you two don’t meat

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  rebus67

Sounds fucking scary, not be dabbling with ouija boards lately have you?

1 year ago

Reds 1.1 linfield ht

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Ralph,
Condolences comrade!

1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Reds lose 2 1 🙁

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

🙁

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Weered,
I see Belfast Celtic have signed Jay Donnelly?

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti… Sadly that lad will be taunted about his past all of his days and his new team besmirches the name of the name of that Grand Old Team

1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Yep, the Belfast Celtic Society are always having to firfight against the Sport & Leisure usupers.

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cha…. My brother is part of the Belfast Celtic Society
Some of the memorabilia he has is eye-watering

1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Shame. It wasn’t much of a spectacle but Brendan put paid to that.

Reminiscent of our recent encounter with the Glasgow Huns; they go in front, we equalise, they score the winner from a poorly defended corner and we push for an equaliser late on but it doesn’t come.

Puggy67
1 year ago

The storm is raging at the window but there’s a night cap in my glass, the family are warm and fed and sleeping soundly and the dogs are dreaming of that rabbit that got away. Life’s good and happiness and health is wealth beyond your dreams. Let’s have a song.
https://youtu.be/w8GYnSt6uro

rebus67
1 year ago

The rumour of Christie going to Southampton is worrying. I can see why he may be tempted, apart from the money, after the way he has been treated in the SPL. Battered and then suspended for an incident that others have been given licence to exact.

The Soro rumour is also a cause for concern. He looks a good yin, but Youtube is unreliable as evidence. When these things become protracted there is usually an issue. It often shows that we are not first choice.

I also hope that Eddy’s state of mind is not as rumoured. If the training is from yester year then more than him will suffer.
There should be a lot more optimism around but somehow there isn’t.

Rebus

Mike
1 year ago

We have interviewed peepul from different countries for Head of Refereeing Operations and settled on Crawford Allan, he ticks all the boxes.
Handshake- tick.
Apron – tick.
Goat – tick.
Brother – tick.

Brencelt
1 year ago

Against the famine and the crown, feck the crown
Great choice by your sister!

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Brencelt

” Our love was on the wing (SINN FEIN)
We had dreams & songs to sing (THE IRA )
But they won’t be marching Garvaghy road 🙂

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Ralph,
I hope your sister followed that tune up with ‘ 18 brits ‘by Damian Quinn 🙂

You could have got the Priest to start it off with a ” ooooooooooohhh aweeya weeya waya ” 🙂

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

I see Lawwell getting his belly tickled by the SFA over the Christie ban?
You taking this Peter?
You not up for fighting the Celtic corner?

Fuck off then!
So we have a referee who witnessed the incident & booked the player, compliance officer intervenes & we lose the player for three games, after 3 former hun refs say it was a red.
Last season Morelarse does the exact same thing to Christie, player can’t be punished because the ref seen it?????

Mwahahahahaha

You keep taking it Celtic, no fight left Peter?
£3.5m for this cnt?

Fkn out now!

Mike
1 year ago

The board have to tread a fine line between keeping us ahead of Sevco. Our turn over has dropped from over £100.00 million to £83.4 million pounds. Lets be clear the big turnover was due mostly to Brendan Rodgers, his “escape to the country” (England) has seen our turnover plummet. If it is to remain around the £80.00 million plus then the last thing that they need is a supporter revolt. There are signs of that from Joe O’ Rourke calling for fairness from an unknown ex referee panel. Add Res.12. into the mix with other unseen issues still to come. It only takes a failure on the park and then watch the doodoo hit the fan. I bet that they must be pondering about releasing the files, unless of course they too are conflicted which means they might be hit underneath the waterline. The SFA too are despite the personnel changes still pandering to Sevco because of the 5 Way Agreement, it might be time for our players to tell them to GTF. for the coming qualifiers.

Apricale
1 year ago

Caption: Times readers do the huddle.

Mike
1 year ago

Tell the SFA. to GTF. in the coming Internationals, they mean SFA. to me. If our players are to be treated differently to the Hun players by a secret panel of invisible faces, tell the lot of them to just f!ck off.

Mike
1 year ago

Share price dropped from £1.65 to £1.51, it matters.
The board are treading in murky waters, if they mess up this transfer windy then there will be big trouble, for them. All that money in the bank doing SFA. and we need to bring in the right players, get it wrong and watch the doo-doo hit the board room windy. Already the support are making low sounding growls Grrr. The Celtic Supporters Assoc. and invisible faceless committees, Res.12 and the 5 Way Agreement time for them to get off their ars!s and earn their huge pays, plus bonus’s.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Well said once again Mike!

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Oh thanks Dahrling!

Iancelt67
1 year ago

It doesn’t really whet the loins though. This level of recruitment. Sort of a good standpoint to not expect, anything else is a bonus. However he might be good. Can’t understand not signing shankland though Scottish player scores goal for fun knows the terrain. Big jock would’ve snapped him up

Salad queen
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

A work colleague of mine has said that he has been in his house in Dundee and it is all things sevco.

Monti
1 year ago

Welcome to Paradise St.Patryk!

Monti
1 year ago

Is that your cousin Bnei from Crossroads
…miss Diane?

Bgbhoy
1 year ago

Get Griffiths sacked NOW

What a stupid little ned

If Lennon has anything about him he will be shown the door tonight.

Suppose the tweets etc were Rodgers fault

Wee scumbag

1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

What’s happened? 🙁

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

All of his cryptic tweeting. Liking tweets saying he has to leave to play etc

After the club paid him for a year while he was off sick.

Fud.

1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Actually, I think, that would be best for all concerned.

He’s clearly not up to the demands of today’s football, so a clean break will be good all round.

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

for wance saiz is makin sense here hail hail

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

No he isnae…he’s a dick

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

hahaha

so his f off rant at the management on the same day is ok aye?

LOL

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

whose yer source ….gym trainer

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

whose yer source gym trainer

1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

He also apparently left Hampden before the Cup Final rather than stay and support the team.

I’ve said it before, it just seems endless shit and providing next to nothing these past 3 and a half years.

Let’s leave the past where it should be and look forward to the future.

Hail! Hail! Gloroius Glorious St Patryk!

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

bgbhoy,
Another example of Charlie Saiz hypocrisy….remember his outburst after Kris Commons told Deila he erm….disagreed with him 🙂

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

So he’s not Mr Consistency, you do surprise me. 😉

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

We will….

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Good good

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

So does driving into the wrong area at the wrong time…..

Mike
1 year ago

Polish Paddy and French Eddy, whatever next, Danish Pastry?

1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike… You forgot about Irish Stu 🙂

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

One of my favourite dinners, unless Mrs. Mike burns it, or opens the dugs meat packet. A regular occurrence. 😉

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Shouldn’t be feeding the dugs packet food ya fanny

1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike… As long as its not mutton but succulent lamb cough

whitearra
1 year ago

Caption : Revealed – the Celtic team bus traveling to Parkhead for the final game of 2019.

1 year ago

90minutecynic dot com has a 30min podcast:

The Scouting Report – Patryk Klimala

This features a Polish football expert.

I’ve not listened to it but sounds it might fill the gaps for those like me that don’t know much about our new man.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cha,
If you are unsure about anything, just ask Charlie Saiz…..FACT 🙂

1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

If you go to the website its linked from there to Spreaker.

I get it thru Podcast Addict.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

You need to download a podcast app

1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

You can play it direct from 90mincynic dot com

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

I listened. He sounds all promise without discernible proof

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

I listen to a few Scottish football podcasts Simon ferry’s is hilarious a bit puerile though with Paul slaven stupidly hilarious. There’s a few involving teuchters who cover a lot of the lower leagues. Totally Scottish football isn’t bad. Hail hail media has American and Aussie guys detached from what’s really going on. Very parochial every second sentence is “fuck the Huns” but don’t hold a lot of weight. The terrace has Craig Fowler and Joel sked. Hurting because of hearts plight.

Monti
1 year ago

It only makes more sense on your head & narrative, i’d sell the fkn two of them because they are a waste of space.
Griffiths is out of his depth at Celtic & Bayo is another Bangura i.e. shite.
Two weeks into the transfer window & we have brought in a young Polish striker who might be quality but is he ready?
This fk Lawwell is fucing gambling with history, he is a disgrace & it is time for Dermot & his board to get to fk, useless bawbags, new players should have been fkin lined up so they could go with the team to Dubai, no though, no Celtic, Liewell will gey on the phone to Man City & Dodo fkin duhan for any old shite they can get on the cheap.
THIS IS TEN IN A ROW WE ARE AFTER YA FKN WANKS, get the fkn money spent on quality players…NOW!
Let me give you a bit of advice Desmond & Lawwell, if Celtic lose this title, you better resign & hide!

Desmond & Lawwell out!

charlie
1 year ago

sorry tae hear aboot yer auld man ralph

Devoy45
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

Bayo should be loaned out to an SPFL team,Hibs, Aberdeen, Killie etc to gain experience in the league we want him to excel in. He needs a decent chance to prove himself. Griff also needs a chance to prove himself, even if it is one last chance. On form, Griff could help us get 9 in a row. Griff needs to understand that many of us still believe in him and will support him. He needs to do the rest. He is a good striker and will prove it again. Bhoys, give him some sympathy and understanding!
Ralph, you have my total sympathy about your Da. We all miss our fathers and mine died decades ago. Ralph, keep on truckin…

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Devoy,
I wouldn’t loan any of our players to Kilmarnock, their playing surface is a disgrace.

1 year ago

Hopefully both Bayo and Griffiths are moved on, as they contribute nothing and free up space for those that can.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Completely agree!

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