Celtic Diary Monday February 10: Relentless Charge To Glory Continues

Celtic duly skipped past Clyde in the Scottish cup with the minimum of fuss to set up a quarter final tie with St Johnstone in Perth.

The 3-0 win passed largely without incident and hardly anyone found anything to moan about.

There was a debut for the badly spelt Patrick Klimali..

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who showed enough to suggest there’s a player in there, and although it was Vakoun Bayo who finally scored in the second half, some credit as to go to the Pole for tiring out the Clyde defence with his off the ball running.

Of course, that dinlt stop the keyboard coaches having a go, so much so,in fact,that John Kennedy had to say a few words of defence for the player after the game..

Patryk is obviously still settling in but it was an opportunity to get him out playing.”

“He’s a good size and has good speed, it just takes time.

“He did fine. He had a good chance and probably on another day he would score.

“But he just needs to settle in and not put too much pressure on himself.

“Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths have been terrific of late.

“So Patryk and Bayo have been fighting it out for the third and fourth position. 

Henrik Larsson is one who would back that theory, as had the internet been around for his first couple of games, he’d have been back at Helsingborgs a lot sooner than he was.

 

Olivier Ntcham opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour or so,which meant anyone in the crowd could pop to the pub as from that moment there was no way back for the League one side.

Even Scott Brown scored, which emphasised the movement and support the team gets from midfield.

 

The now 33 game run of straight cup wins domestically is a formidable achievement,and there is no sign of it stopping. The squad seem to have got the hang of doing what it takes to win these one off games, and just that statistic will make other sides wary of trying to play in a way that might actually beat Celtic.

 

Next up for Celtic is a game for the development squad against middlesborough in the petro chemical capital tomorrrow, and maybe Klimali will get another run out.

 

After that, it’s Hearts at Celtic Park on Wednesday as the fixtures continue to test wallets and work schedules, and maybe someone ,somewhere should look at the intensity of these games, which can only lead to more injuries as the weeks go by.

Then again, it’s a chance to bring in some players who might not normally get a chance to show what they can do.

You have to be positive, I suppose, and the one major difference between Celtic and all the other clubs in Scotland is the depth and quality of the squad.

As other teams fall victim to injuries and suspensions for key players, Celtic have others who can step in, if not of the same quality, but very nearly so.

That is what may yet be the telling factor in two,or maybe even three, more trophies this season.

I know and understand that some of us may not quite feel this could be a historic season, but the facts speak for themselves…

Inside The SPFL
@AgentScotland

Neil Lennon has been back at Celtic for 59 games, the exact number of games Brendan Rodgers had during the Invincible season…
#Lennon P59 W48 D6 L5 GF144 GA39 +105 Won: 81.4% Draw: 10.2% Loss: 8.5%
#Rodgers P59 W46 D8 L5 GF150 GA46 +104 Won: 77.9% Draw: 13.6% Loss: 8.5% 
He is doing very well, we maybe just need a better PR to tell us we are.

 

Elsewhere, and the Daily Record’s Keith Jackson has gone into panic mode as the Craig Whyte book nears publication.

If you thought Jeremy Corbyn got arough ride from the media, wait until the Scottish sports guys turn their laptops on Whyte, who has gone public with everything that the hacks were sent when it was fresh news, but as we know., declined to run with in case the Fat Controller invited them for a game of squash, which would largely have involved him asking them to sit on the stories or he would sit on them.

A frightening prospect and a terible threat.

Whilst some hacks will be delighted to now run with the story as they can attribute the claims to Whyte,instead of doing what they’re supposed to and taking the credit/blame themselves, most will be making their excuses for not running with it the first time around, including Jackson…

I’m not going to bother with Jackson’s article, which reads like a parody, as the headlines tell you all you need to know about the content, and the frantic defence we’ll see from all corners of the media this week as they desperately try to justify their non acknowledgement of the events at Ibrox all those years ago, to themselves, their readers, and most importantly, their bosses in London, who will be asking why they missed such an explosive story…

Craig Whyte’s Rangers power myth dispelled and the real facts behind his claims – Keith Jackson

Real facts and Keith Jackson in the same sentence…we truly have crossed into the last days of the Empire.

Then, just underneath that line, we have all we need to know about the motive behind the story…

The hated former owner has a book out soon and Keith has explained why a lot of what Whyte says can’t be trusted. 

There’s no explanation as to why he is “hated “, or who by, but I think we can guess….

 

This week will be interesting, as the details in the book have been out there on the interweb for years, and now the media can use them wothout fear of litigation.

One of them ,at least , will, which means they will all have to.

The only thing absent this week will be actual litigation, although you can bet it’ll be threatened almost daily.

One more thing, take note of who isn’t commenting , as well as those who are….

 

 

James MacLean might not ever get to play for Celtic, but he’s certainly trying his best to get noticed.

Currently at Stoke City, he has so far avoided coming to our CSC meetings or even watching the games with us, but then again, I’m not sure he would fit in with our new 21st century non singing non drinking and non laughing ethos.

Then again, none of us do.

Perhaps there was something in the Tyrese Campbell to “rangers ” story after all…

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Campbell himself did his future prospects at Celtic no harm either with his reply…

 

 

Yesterday,we had this touching picture of Alfredo morelos paying tribute to James Traynor…

 

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Whitearra
Caption : ‘You DO know you’re not REALLY pregnant, don’t you Alfie. Alfie, look at me…’

Sky Translation: ‘Alfredo Morelos keeps the ball after scoring a goal against Celtic’.

Today, this image, taken at Broadwood yesterday.

What is going on here ?

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7 months ago

CAPTION

Ibrox board prepare latest AGM venue.

Devoy45
7 months ago

Good morning all. A good result yesterday and a good Cup draw as well. As bhoys come back from injury the depth of our squad may decide the title race. Lots of tough away games coming up: Livvie/Aberdeen/Hibs/Sevco.
Caption: At last, we found an umbrella for James Traynor!

John McDermott
7 months ago

We’ve won the league again fly on the flag fly on the flag!

Mike
7 months ago

Rattle, rattle, you can hear the skeletons coming out of the Ibrox closet’s. That is a major problem if you are caught up in a web of lies. I always thought of JFK’s assassination that there was a conspiracy, but over the years nothing new emerged, so the probability was that Oswald was the sole assassin. When so many are involved in a conspiracy to subvert the truth and with so many involved, one or two might spill the beans. Many of the lies have already been confirmed by the trials. But there must be much more to come out, Mr, Black and others will be wondering, whatever next?and perhaps not just at Ibrox or Hampden.

7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

MIKE

Question is,will anyone sue? That would be the icing on the cake. And,while I’ve obviously not read the book,I think Whyte would be delighted if someone did.

Mike
7 months ago

Mick,

I’m tempted to get it for the wife’s birthday. My happiness is paramount. 😉

7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

MIKE

You should have sisters like mine. Fitba daft and fond of a read. We just swap tomes whenever I visit.

There’s been some surprises amongst the usual dross over the years,but undoubtedly in my view the best ever was written by Paul McGrath.

If anyone has read that and not felt his pain,they need a good boot in the baws as a reminder of the fraction of the pain that man endures.

Mike
7 months ago

Paul McGrath you say, well that’s her Christmas sorted.
And with your Da. how could they not be Celtic daft. Can see them now, sitting in their high chairs with their Sippy cups reading the View and wearing Celtic bibs. My Celtic Da. is on here on Paw Patrol, listening and watching and waiting when to strike. 😉

desdamoaner
7 months ago

Emergency situation at Broadwood as debris from James Traynor’s washing line in Airdrie gets blown away by Hurricane Ciara

Warriorthruandthru
7 months ago

Caption.

In a desperate attempt to ensure that the game goes ahead, Clyde attempt to install a roof over Broadwood.

Bognorbhoy
7 months ago

Caption
Offensive banner confiscated at Broadwood ?

BJF
7 months ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

James Traynor deflates at Broadwood. What a spelling of a perfectly simple Irish name like Trainor, someone’s Grandad took the soup. I cannot get some so called Celtic supporters, rejoicing in Griffith’s misfortunes, dissing Lenny and now on Klimala’s back. He had a couple of good runs yesterday,just looked like a guy who hadn’t played for a couple of months, Bayo looked the part, two good back up strikers. Elyounosssi back, Sheved got a run,Soro and Frimpong to come, what’s not to like. Danny Lennon described Celtic as the best, all I say is add in Forster, Eddy, Callum, El Hamid, Frimpong,Griffiths,Welsh, who have I forgotten?

7 months ago
Reply to  BJF

BJF

Klimala and Bayo have hardly had a sniff,yet they were expected to be performing to Larsson standards. Alongside players they were-obviously-unfamiliar with.

I’ve been banging the drum for long enough about rotation,even if it’s only giving players a run out as a sub. Rarely happened. So we can hardly complain about players being short of a yard,or lacking understanding with their colleagues.

Neil needs to use the A-team most of the time,and I get that. But he needs to get the others fired up and match ready too.

BJF
7 months ago

Mick take your point more planned rotation instead of the off the cuff stuff but happy days.

Puggy67
7 months ago

Caption: With the pending publication of Craig Whyte’s memoirs James Traynor’s TENA pants get a good airing.

charlie
7 months ago
Reply to  Puggy67

winner

Frank McGaaaarvey
7 months ago

Caption, ‘Sky Sports prepare to patch up the gaping hole in quality Scottish football coverage due to BT Sports losing the broadcast rights’.

Whitearra
7 months ago

Caption: “Alfredo Morelos’ charity parachute jump goes horribly wrong.”

The Cha
7 months ago

“there’s a player in there”

Oh come on, surely its far too early to give Kilmallie, the Jack Hendry kiss of death.

TicToc
7 months ago

Staff at Clyde FC try to put down the centre circle cover but more torrents of hot air from the Scottish Mainstream Media make the job nigh on impossible.

Puggy67
7 months ago

Caption: Security is tight at an asylum seekers’ camp as after a week in Cumbernauld they decide to risk it back home.

Puggy67
7 months ago
Reply to  Puggy67

Never had a sprinter,couple of shot putters though.

charlie
7 months ago

awe ffs the cream rose again to the top of the caption and a wisnae oan tae gloat aint missed oppertunities a bastard ……..the moral of the story drunk or sober read e tims daily he he aint life grand

charlie
7 months ago
Reply to  charlie

a meant fur saturdays caption ma wan for sunday woulda been its ma baw and am takin it hame which would probably hav won iff a entered it ha ha ha ha only kidden whitarra

charlie
7 months ago

caption the rest let go and the remaining gemme bhoy sais a can see awe yoor hooses fae u here

paddybhoy67
7 months ago

Clyde’s specially bred mini men remove Tesco bag from pitch.

7 months ago

Caption: Jabba Traynors underpants get another airing.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  Nickybhoy

Q. Has Peter Lawwell spoken to Ian Maxwell recently?
If not, why not?
What you doing for your £3.5m?
How long are you giving him Peter?

You enjoy your prawns now sir.

Monti
7 months ago

Caption: Pizza Express in Woking, set up a gazebo for the royal visit.

SteveNaive
7 months ago

The Fat Man and Sky at it again as a 12 year old charged with racism after 29th game. This from the “inherently racist” police

Frank McGaaaarvey
7 months ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Someone is simply covering their own back there after getting the Morelarse interview horribly horribly wrong. What better way to do that than to throw a 12 year-old under the wheels? Why is Sly Spurts reporting on what a silly misguided little boy may or may not have done at a football match, and why are police revealing details of it? Is there not enough mileage in the soap opera Premierhype this week?

charlie
7 months ago

hail hail frank

7 months ago

I’m sure it was a celtic season ticket holder who reported the incident to the police. It had nothing to do with what Morelos heard there is no way he could have heard the abuse from where he was from the boy. The lad needs educated before it’s too late.

charlie
7 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

before its to late ………haysoos fookin christ jimmy the wains 12 year auld

7 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie I mean educated in the Celtic way the lad needs our help before the media get their hands on him.
I’m sure a sevco 15 year old screamed racist abuse to shay logan he then apologised for his actions and the matter closed. No charges were brought forward by police scotland! Why then does a 12 year old get charged what good does that do. Educate from within let the young lad know what he should be doing as a Celtic supporter.

Frank McGaaaarvey
7 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Not condoning potential racist abuse Jimmy but a daft wee boy allegedly making remarks being headline news?

bgbhoy
7 months ago

how many of their 12 year olds are guilty every week of anti irish racism? or does it only count if the victim is black?

Pensionerbhoy
7 months ago

Caption:

“Pull fellas. We know Boyd got blown in there. It’s just a question of whit bit’s actually his heid, his belly or his erse”

“Hurry guys. If Keith Jackson starts talking in there, the hot air will take this thing intae the stratosphere.”

H H

Cartvale88
7 months ago

Caption
Jan
Jaba attempts to fly another kite

Shows you the bitterness any twelve year old is referred to the Children’s Panel, there should be no mention of the offence in the papers, but it is an attempt by the Orcs to justify their Jackanory.

Notice that Mr A Muir was at it again at the weekend, how does he get away with his bitterness?

charlie
7 months ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

its a fookin disgrace cartvale

Mike
7 months ago

Don’t worry its only four days to LIQUIDATION day, the day that the music died, well their kind anyway.
“The pound coin was thrown across the boardroom table”.
Whyte said that he had £60.00 mill. of assets.
Ally, had a golden contract.
Crooks and fraudsters tried to buy them, one succeeded.
Gary Withey, Whyte’s lawyer thought that he was part of the Whyte and McKay whiskey company, mind you Withey couldn’t remember his age, so he settled on 52.
Minty said “I think the club was stalling” hahaha.
The Loyd’s Bank played a “strong Role” in selling them!
In the land of Brigadoon, “Rangers” was King and King was “Rangers”. And still to this day, they absolutely refuse to accept the truth, that they di diddly died.
Keep on reminding them, tell the truth and f!ck the devil. SKY-ITV- MSSM- SFA- SPFL including Celtic.
We know and they know that we know.

sfa unfit for purpose
7 months ago

Quality.
After ignoring to report the ongoing scandal that sky has created with translategate , the BBC find room in both the sports pages and news pages of their website to report the’ unspecified ‘ charges against a 12 year old ( who cannot be named) , you knew jabba would have a few more cards up his sleeves.

sfa unfit for purpose
7 months ago

Caption

Ian Maxwells’ invisibility cloak proves difficult to control

Rob O'Keeffe
7 months ago

Thoughts and prayers go out to Jackie McNamara…..make a full recovery soon….Ghod Bless….

Rob O'Keeffe
7 months ago

That club still in worldclass liquidation won’t pay debenture holders a single penny due to TIMebarring….oh dear,how sad,never mind…..as they say ‘A fool and his money……

Uralius
7 months ago

Caption: The news of Whyte’s book broke to Traynor while out and about, he tried to change his trousers, but they blew away in the storm.

Uralius
7 months ago

It always made me laugh that the downfall of Rangers was thanks to Green and Whyte.

Frank McGaaaarvey
7 months ago

And we all know he funded his takeover deal by digging deep in his pocket and pulling out a shiny £1 coin. From a charlatan who had been desperately trying to find sucker for about 10 years.

But since when did Keech let the facts get in the way of a ‘story.

7 months ago

Hope Jackie McNamara pulls through a wonderful player and servant to Celtic.
Prayers with you tonight Jackie.
You’ll never walk alone.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Jimmybee,
God be with Jackie & his family tonight, shocked to hear this news today.

God bless you Jackie!

HH

7 months ago

Well when you thought sevco couldn’t stop any lower they have just fuckin issued a statement on a 12 year old getting charged.
Wanting the whole world to apologise to them for the treatment of alfredo and offering to take the young lad on an educational course about racism. You couldn’t make it up.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  jimmybee

I hope Gordon Neely isn’t the course provider.

Puggy67
7 months ago

Caption: OK kid on it’s a play tent and if any 12 year olds run on the pitch we’ll arrest them.

Mike
7 months ago

If you sleep with the devil don’t be surprised when you get burned. Its only four days to “Liquidation Day” the 8th. anniversary of the “Rangers” demise. Since then the story has remained the same, the story of grief, anger, hatred, bigotry, sectarianism and Irish racism. Those many different governing bodies, the clubs of the SPFL. including Celtic, the (5Way), Res.12-who assisted Sevco to ease their way back into the top tier of Scottish football are the ones that need to be held to account. We have all witnessed the songs of hate, a press full to the brim with soup takers, television companies filled with the EBT. detritus. In short you reap what you sow. I have never heard them brought to account for any of their crimes, no-one should be racist, but for them to be allowed to call Celtic racist over a three week cycle is utterly hypocritical. SKY- ITV.- BBC. GTF.

sfa unfit for purpose
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

I think you should add our Board to that list Mike.

sfa unfit for purpose
7 months ago

Statement time again over at sevco tonight, they haven’t commented on morelos up to now so as not to ‘ prejudice a live police investigation’
After that it goes downhill…. using the vocabulary of a 6 year old.
Gonna be an interesting week celebrating their anniversary .

Martybhoy59
7 months ago

Jim Traynor takes advantage of the wind and hangs his shirt out to dry

Mike
7 months ago

£60.00 mill. That’s what Whyte said he was worth.
£1.00 pound, is all it cost him.
Lloyd’s Bank, get rid quick.
Super swally’s Golden contract.
Gary Withey, Thought Whyte his client was off Whyte and McKay whiskey family, at the C.W. trial he couldn’t tell his own age, so he settled on 52.
Two fraudsters and one criminal wanted to buy them, one of them succeeded later.
A million gems of Craig Patsy Whyte’s, purchase of the Zombies and more to come.

Ireland to Scotland
7 months ago

HENRIK CAME FROM FEYENOORD

alan
7 months ago

Caption – Serious winds hamper the football in Crossmaglen.

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