Celtic Diary Saturday May 16: New Clubs, New Leagues But No News

The government announced earlier in the week that you could play sport with close relatives, and opened the door for the Sporting Integrity League, which will feature “rangers “, Hearts and Linfield.

No doubt they’ll enjoy their supporters mixing together, and no doubt they’ll be relieved that any social intercourse will now not only be legal, but actively encouraged.

 

There’s going to be some real ugly babies born in about a years time.

 

On the home front, there was a meeting yesterday, and whilst details are sketchy, the league will be called next week with an official announcement, as no one wants to be the one to put his head above the parapet to have it spat at by the hordes, some of whom still think it’ll be a null and void decision.

 

Celtic Diary Sunday July 22: We're Gonna Need A Bigger Trophy ...

 

Some of the more blinkered among them, and thats a high level of blinkerage, have already decided that this season doesn’t count either….

 

 


@ska_train
Replying to

Ninth Title in a row being fought in the boardroom instead of on the pitch 🙁 How Many Tainted titles now they had?
13/14 ! No Rangers
14/15 ! No Rangers
15/16 ! No Rangers
2019/20 ! NO Football  
 He left out the bit about consecutive trebles when what he believes is Rangers were in it, and you’ll hear a lot of this somewhat bizarre argument over the summer.
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 However…. this would be more accurate…
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as would this…
Stephen Wray*
@TheBhoyWray
You’ve got a cheek ffs

99/00 No eligible players

02/03 No eligible players
04/05 No eligible players
08/09 No eligible players
09/10 No eligible players
10/11 No eligible players
12/13 No Rangers (period)……..   
Dare I venture the thought that the chickens are coming home to roost, as they say ?
 Check rule E30….
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 And now we go to Brussels, for the results of the Belgian jury….
Dale Johnson
@DaleJohnsonESPN
Now confirmed in Belgium the season is over as is.
UCL Group stage: Club Brugge (champions)
UCL 3QR: Gent
UEL Group stage: Charleroi
UEL 3QR: Antwerp
UEL 2QR: Standard Liege
Relegated: Waasland-Beveren
Waasland-Beveren are furious: “We are being sacrificed, outrageous.”  
Ann Budge is already preparing her speech, which will include those very words …..
 The SFA will soon be asked to nominate the teams from Scotland for European places next season, and maybe all the mud slung about by “rangers ” and their poodles will be returned to sender, in a big way.
 They don’t meet the financial criteria, thats for certain, and some even think the season book fiasco outlined yesterday is a ruse to inflate their cash at bank status, though since they have neither cash nor a bank it would be more of a creation than an inflation, and they may also slip in the deal-yet to be confirmed by the suppliers- with Castore as another income stream.
 It’s all very messy, and there is little doubt the other clubs are aware of this.
 Maybe this time the the SPFL/SFA know that questions will be asked by the internet bampots, even to UEFA directly, and the risk of trying to slip them in illegitimately won’t be worth it.
 Especially when their recent behaviour is taken into account.
 Looks like that “rangers ” / Hearts / Linfield league could be a goer after all.
 We’re often accused by the less intelligent members of their support of being “haters “, in that we hate everything that the Ibrox clubs stand for, which is a bit like a guilty husband  , who whilst having an affair punches the milkman because he;s certain he’s seeing his wife.
 But I have to ask, how can we hate something that has given us so much laughter over the years, and promises to do so for a while yet ?
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 There’s a host of great memories, from this…
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all the way to this….
Fingers Nine Stock Illustrations – 78 Fingers Nine Stock ...
 All I can ask is for them to stay around for just twelve more months, to make ten even sweeter….
It would mean so much to so many….
Rangers kit man Jimmy bell Stock Photo: 150533152 - Alamy
 I’m not sure what the rules in Dublin are regarding public events, but there is one tomorrow that you might want to attend of its safe and if its possible….

IN recognition of the tragedy of The Great Hunger (An Gorta Mór), Celtic will once again be marking National Famine Commemoration Day, which takes place this Sunday, May 17, 2020.

Traditionally, Celtic wear the club’s Celtic Cross logo on the Hoops to mark this most poignant event. However, given the enforced suspension of football, this will now happen at a match as soon as we are able to resume playing.

Once again, these unique jerseys will be auctioned to support the fantastic work of Celtic FC Foundation. In previous years, the Famine shirt auctions have helped to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Foundation and have also contributed to the fundraising efforts of Celtic Graves Society and An Gorta Mor Glasgow memorial.

Unquestionably, The Great Hunger was a transforming event in Ireland, which changed the demographic and cultural landscape forever. Indeed, there is nothing else in the history of the Irish people that can be likened to The Great Hunger, either for its immediate impact, or its legacy of emigration, cultural loss and decline of the Irish language.

As a Scottish club established in 1888 with such proud Irish roots, Celtic will always be linked to these tragic events.

Josepha Madigan T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee has announced revised arrangements for this year’s National Famine Commemoration.

The ceremony will take place at the Edward Delaney Famine Sculpture in St Stephen’s Green Dublin this Sunday and will feature a wreath-laying ceremony in remembrance of all those who suffered or perished during the Famine. 

The ceremony will be conducted in line with current health and safety guidelines and will not be open to the public. As in previous years, coverage of the Famine Commemoration will be available to view live nationally and internationally on RTÉ News Now, on www.rte.ie and on the RTÉ Player.

Minister Madigan said: “This year the National Famine Commemoration was to have been held in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. However, due to the circumstances in which we find ourselves these plans, like so many others, have had to be put on hold for now. I look forward to Buncrana hosting the Commemoration next year.

“As we confront a pandemic today, let us recall that the Great Famine was a public health emergency in its own right. We think of the many heroes of the Famine years. People such as the doctors and nurses of the fever hospitals who put themselves at risk to care for others will always have our thanks for their sacrifice.

“As our society has changed and evolved this commitment to helping others has never wavered and we see the same qualities of courage and commitment to others in our healthcare staff today.”

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “The origins of Celtic Football Club are inextricably woven into to The Great Famine and, therefore, it is crucial that we once again mark this annual memorial event.

“It is hugely important, indeed it is our duty, that we always remember the devastating and lasting effect which the Famine had on the lives of so many millions of people, and we are pleased again to play our part in this year’s commemoration.”

Further information on Celtic FC Foundation’s charity auction will be available once the situation regarding the return of football is clearer. 

 It’s good that the club have remembered to remember the famine, as it would have been easy for the event to pass unnoticed given the current climate.
 Yesterday, we had this….
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mattybhoy

leaving a legacy for his kids celtic supporter prepares for future title celebrations 

 

with an honourable mention for…

 

TimBucktooth

Caption: Alfredo enjoys another night in with a case of corona and his favourite hoe

 Today….
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henkesdreadlocks

Caption…….

Memories of Tannadice.

John mccloy in Tasmania

Caption.It’s not the fall that kills you,it’s the sudden stop at the end.

Rob O'Keeffe

Even with a slightly less than worldclass league comprising that mob,their soon to be relegated cousins and Mingfield,you would still get fighting in the streets and amongst those actually let in to the ground,they just can’t help it,it’s their Kultur….

Rob O'Keeffe

Poor Stevie,he came,he saw,he’s won f.ck aw….

Mike

Who could forget the Craig ( pantomime villain) Whyte trial. Ironically defended by Donald (the sash) Findlay. In an unfair and unjustifiable case. Your club for a £1. “You have seen witness after witness come into court, not wanting to take responsibility and sought to absolve themselves for anything that happened, its the playground mentality” it “wisnae me”. “Buck passing, back protecting, blind eyes, sweep-sweep”. Never done due diligence (do they ever)? did they care? no they didn’t, they killed their club with naked ambition and greed. Good riddance. Delighted to read about the club for once is doing the… Read more »

Morto

A graphic interpretation of investing in *rangers?

SteveNaive

New Ibrox Theme Park opens.

R.St.Parsley

Class…………

Wee Billy finds out he dosen,t know if he is coming or going when he tries out the Alex Rae slide

alzyerpal

Caption: “Hey kids! A normal slide is slow and boring, isn’t it? Well, why not try our thrilling new ‘Liquidation Slide’? It’s over, in the blink of an eye. Then mummy can adopt a brand new child and tell all your friends and teachers that he/she is in fact, you. Smashing!”

Salad queen

Winner

Caption: one small step for man…

Bognorbhoy

Caption …
Sammy said it was swings and roundabouts , Billy said what about monkey climbers and slippery
slopes ?

Cartvale88

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The cliff edge awaits for the happy Billy boys

Green JoCa

Alex Rae, aged ten just before proclaiming “bet I can go down this slide face first!”

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding

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Hearts supporter gets a real sharp dose of reality.

Evilgenius9

Hun logic really is something else. The only reason they won 9IR was because we ALMOST went bust. But we wouldn’t let our club die and via wee Fergus celtic came back from the brink. We were abysmal during the 90s with no money trying to chase 1st Rangers who were one of the biggest spenders in Europe at the time. Celtic didn’t contest a league until the year they won 8. Yet somehow celtic being skint for 7 of their titles, almost going bust, paying our dues but not being even close to challenging doesn’t count for anything? So… Read more »

TicToc

Terrific comment.
HH

mattybhoy

the rangers new training ground

Mike

Apparently league reconstruction is back on the table, as Celtic, Sevco and Aberdeen have backed Budge to revisit a temporary change to the SPFL.
Specs on, as a new “Star from the east” appears over Gorgie.

“Rangers, Celtic and Aberdeen” according to the Beeb, displaying their preference for an order of merit.

I’m surprised at this report and pissed off that just as we seem to have sorted things out, its all back up in the air.

For me, Hearts, Partick and Stranraer were relegated fairly.

Yes, in a normal season, they’d have a few more games to escape their fate but…

This isn’t a normal season and calling leagues based on 80% games played rewards successful teams rather than ‘null and void’ that favours failures.

Mike

Said the same earlier about the BBC. their pain filled cries are delicious. And correct about those teams relegated, Budge made many mistakes and her team deserves to go down. I don’t think that they would have won anything by litigation just another bill. But Scottish football rules as you know are made up on the hoof, tailored to suit income streams, perhaps losing the B.T. cash figured somewhere in the SPFL decision making.

Cartvale88

Watching the Borrussia Schalke match, no crowd, no atmosphere, pretty boring. As big a Jock said
‘ football is nothing without the fans’

Fell asleep 30mins in and woke up 35mins into Frankfurt v M’Gladbach and thought when the F-ck did they change strip. Missed 4 goals but games were dire. like training games. No atmosphere. Horrible empty echo to the volume and comentators pish or pished. Inane dialogue. Even they can’t be arsed.
Time tae go back tae sleep.
H.H.
Stay Hame. Stay Safe.

Disagree.

I thought it was a good game, especially Dortmund, who played really well.

Yes, not what we’re used to but this is the new normal and it’ll do for me.

I also liked Dortmund players at end going to salute their fans as normal.

Fans aren’t there, not because they’re priced out etc but for health reasons and I’m sure Jock would approve.

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The opening ceremony of the Anne Budge Slide near Swinecastle.

portpower

The onomatopoeia sevconians are coming.

Man in Denial

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The economics of Glasgow football explained to Alex Rae and also the stupid stupid Zombie hordes.

I just have to take 3 more steps and that is how much cash Celtic have in the bank.

I then just need to push myself a little and -wait for it- that’s how much cash The Rangers* have

mabozzaRitchie

we should play the matches and be done with it. just because wee jimmy crankie is a sh!te bag everything goes to r@tshit. look at sweden ya wee eejit, pretty much the same stats and nobody in forced prison. Progressive eejits running the world. The future is there for all to see.

Monti

Caption: Charlie Saiz tries to negotiate how to get the roundabout moving.

Hopefully there aren’t many TWATS like you around in the future.

mabozzaRitchie

what a dickead you really are. open your eyes ya muppet. The worlds on fire because the luneys have taken over the asylum. people are starving coz people are being locked down by all youz the left wing fascists. money for nothing fVcking tossers. people are demonstating to feed thier families and the control freaks are running the show. sad but true most of the deaths were on the exit ramp anyway. The only way to defeat this is by herd immunity and the longer it is left like this the worse it will be. Do you know who is… Read more »

mabozzaRitchie

yes, you will have your dream. money for nothing forever. People trying to feed their families can go f _ u c _ k themselves right.

left wing fascists are everywhere these days and running the show “correctly”. Your the TWAT pal.

sad but true most people dying are already on the exit ramp. Wee jimmy is making sure more of us are joining them.

You have your view I have mine..
However you “wee jimmy” comments are distastefull and show you up for what you are, a selfish, narrowminded individual with no real concern for your fellow man. A Pandemic is ravaging the World and you are bemoaning a temporary restriction to you “liberty”. If truth be told, were Nicola to raise Lockdown as Boris wants, you’d be the first to scream that she’s putting lives at risk. The bottom line is you are just Anti SNP. Damned if she does damned if she doesn’t.
P.S.
You’re still a TWAT.

mabozzaRitchie

lets no be forgetting the massive Florence nightingale hospitals that got built to hold the massive amount of overflow cases. remind me how many beds actually got used. you dick.

mabozzaRitchie

good thing awe they florence nightingale hospitals got built to hold the massive amount of cases.

Manozza… it is better to be looking at the extra “nightingale” beds than looking for them. I have to say that your posts are bordering on insults to the dead and to those who have put themselves in harms way trying to save lives.
SHAME ON YOU

MabozzaRitchie

crap. This lockdown is now way over thetop. The idea was to protect the NHS. Thats been done, these empty beds prove it.

There is a famine coming over these wee jimmy and her ilk tactics which is going to be way more severe than whats happened up until now.

https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062272

but the stupid just keep dancing the same dance backed up by the ignorant.

MabozzaRitchie

crap. Same old left wing fascist tactics o fprinting how to interpret someone elses words. This lockdown is now way over the top. The idea was to protect the NHS. Thats been done, these empty beds prove it. There is a famine coming over these wee jimmy and her ilk tactics which is going to be way more severe than whats happened up until now. However jimmy will have had her day in the sun. https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062272 There are protests all over Europe right now by people wanting to go back to work, but the stupid just keep dancing the same… Read more »

mabozzaRitchie

crap. Same old left wing fascist tactics of printing how to interpret someone elses words. This lockdown is now way over the top. The idea was to protect the NHS. Thats been done, these empty beds prove it. There is a famine coming because of these wee jimmy and her ilk tactics which is going to kill way more severe than whats happened up until now. However jimmy will have had her day in the sun. https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062272 As famines of ‘biblical proportion’ loom, Security Council urged to ‘act fast’ The world is not only facing “a global health pandemic but… Read more »

mabozzaRitchie

c r @ p. Same old left wing fascist tactics of printing how to interpret someone elses words. This lockdown is now way over the top. The idea was to protect the NHS. Thats been done, these empty beds prove it. There is a famine coming because of these wee jimmy and her ilk tactics which is going to kill way more severe than whats happened up until now. However jimmy will have had her day in the sun. https: // news.un.org /en / story / 2020/04/1062272 As famines of ‘biblical proportion’ loom, Security Council urged to ‘act fast’ The… Read more »

Mabozza do you live in a commune of one? Do not mistake me for one of your “wee jimmy” types. I’m from the North and have read your type of denigration before… fvck all positive from you with no real answers to any problems… just diatribes! All nothings from you …Yawn

Its straight out of the Trump and Bojo playbooks. They will use the most gullible to put their lives on the line and if they’re lost then tough shit, nothing lost to them. Its also why they do everything to denigrate teachers etc who want to make sure its safe before them and pupils return to school. Safety for the many is irrelevant placed against profit for the few. I understand why they think like that but why any of the “many” would like to self-harm is harder to fathom. Anyhoo, on to other matters, what’s happening with the NIFL,… Read more »

MabozzaRitchie

Actually its straight out of Americas first amendment, where a constitution actually means something. People have the right to assembly. And that is why Sweden didn’t lock down. because in Sweden it is illegal as well. I dont see the Sweden figures as much worse than anyone elses. The fallout from just the first amendment violation is going to be astronomical. There are plenty of angry victims of this situation btw, when children are asymptomatic they are not passing the virus on to adults or each other by a factor of about 1000 times. I already gave the solution and… Read more »

The ScotGov, along with Wales and NI, have a science-led strategy, as did (belatedly) the UK Gov, which sadly seems to be largely given way to “common sense” ie nonsense. “asymptomatic” means without symptoms and doesn’t mean not being able to spread the disease. It would be great if schoolchildren didn’t get severe symptoms nor passed on the virus but neither of these is a fact. Sweden is interesting but you also need to contrast the differences eg there’s no way they would entertain a Southern Death Cult like Brexit. You also see Swedes voluntarily adhering to social distancing whereas… Read more »

Cha… what happened to humanity ?

Ah, a nice easy one.

Thank feck, Trump fannybaws aren’t in charge over here.

Puggy67

Glad to see that you have established that herd immunity is possible before the scientific community. There is no herd immunity to the common cold and it may be that herd immunity is not possible with C19. Maybe just stick to abusing people rather than difficult concepts? Stay home.

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Slippy Gs managerial career in one pic
taken just after the braga game

Don’t think we have heard the end of the sevco /spfl saga .
They are donald ducked so all they have left is go after null and viod with their ludge pals
If that goes to the courts then ,who among us would bet against them in a Scottish court .

Mair Billy Boy Bluster frae the Soo’side mob.They can’t go to the courts and they know it.
UEFA will throw them out of Fotball if they try. Their only recourse would be to try taking it to CAS but as SPFL are following Official EUFA guidelines and Scottish Govt Co-vid19 advice they would be Donald Ducked.
H.H.
Stay Hame. Stay Safe.

I have no doubt they do not have the money to go to the courts but then again depends on when the bill comes in .
IMO they seem to be happy to follow follow the ways of the old dead club so I suppose stiffing creditors would be right up their street

They might go after the SPFL Board over good governance (don’t laugh) but can’t see how they can go after 9IAR given that its been agreed unanimously agreed by the Premier League clubs.

Thing is ,they have pumped the hordes up with all manner of fighting talk to get the ST money in .
It will be fun to see the staunch reaction when the dead horse has been flogged .
A wee court case could be seen as carrying the fight to the unseen Fenian hand and could a can to be kicked down the road for a bit till the gullibillies
pockets are emptied .
Although as I said who would bet on their fellow goat worriers from doing their best for null and void

You’re missing the point, UEFA / FIFA wil NOT tolerate clubs taking Court actios against fellow Clubs or National Associations. It’s a No No. It’s in the written Constitutions. To allow clubs such freedom would start an avalanche that would strangle the game.If Sevco or anyclub started a legal action against a fellow member club or National Association or Administration,i.e. SPFL then UEFA would order the SFA to bring the offending club to heel with sanctions being imposed. Ultimately if the club perseveres with their action then the National Association itself can be suspended meaning no European Club or National… Read more »

Except that I’m pretty sure Sevco took the SFA to court over some punishment or other.

It may have been an old Rangers punishment that they agreed to take on then reneged.

They won the court case, the punishment was quashed and no follow-up took place.

I can only imagine that it was up to the SFA to take this up with UEFA/FIFA for the reasons you state but they didn’t do this. Quelle surprise.

I think you’re right on that issue,however if memory serves, the case was actualy more against the liquidators than the SFA. The SFA pressed SEVCO for the Football Debt which was a Liability of OldCo. The Liquidators had tagged this debt on to the Baskets of Assets that Charlie ‘Bhoy’ Green bought. The SFA insisted that the Footballing Debt must be paid by any new owner so liquidators added it as a codicil. Green challenged the validity of the Codicil not the right of the SFA to Levy a fine against OldCo while in Administration. It was a point of… Read more »

Cheers, I was unaware of the fine detail.

On the current situation, they’ve got nothing to take to law.

Even their fans (both real and in the media) were underwhelmed by the dossier of “evidence”.

Any allegations of bullying have been strongly rebutted and, as serious if not more so, allegations against Park and Gardiner are on more solid ground.

As usual, they’ve got nothing, they’ll do nothing, they are nothing.

Kevin James

Young lad trying to explain to the klan where their clubs heading and how quickly they’ll get there

Uibh fhaili

One slide from rangers to servo 5088

Puggy67

Caption: Billy come down off there, I know you’re upset about 9 in a row but this isn’t the answer. I found your note and well when people shoot themselves, that’s… different.

Mark67!

Constantly cooks my noodle why they complain and refuse to accept that the simple reason why sevco were not in some of the seasons on our Nine so far, is they did not have the financial resources to put out a competitive team in the Scottish Prem. And with the season set to end, their replacements still were not competitive enough over the season played, Celtic ended up 13 points ahead. HH!

Caption: I dont think you got all the instructions from IKEA did you.

Today is National Famine day in Ireland and remembered across the world. Celtic of course always remember with special shirts worn to the memory of An Gorta Mor. Its sad that Hibs dont also join in with the commemoration. No statue in Glasgow though one is now being build by the descendants of An Gorta Mor there is not even a St Patrick’s day parade in the grand old city of Glasgow. Utterly shocking. Heres to those that helped the Irish during those dark days. On March 23, 1847 the Indians of the Choctaw nation took up a collection of… Read more »

Puggy67

Great post. Do you know a couple of years back I was looking to plant beans in the garden and came across a type called Trail of Tears. It comes from the Cherokee and their forced march in 1838. It got me reading up on the topic and realising what a black op the Hollywood portrayal of those people was (that every kid lapped up). Fair play to Costner’s Dancing with Wolves but too little too late. As evil a crime that has ever been committed on a people.

Monti

Caption: Jump ya orange cunt

Devoy45

Jimmy, A great contribution. Two of my great-great-grandparents died in An Gorta Mor in Limerick, 1847. Isn’t it remarkable who contributed to Famine relief? Also, many working people in Britain also raised vast sums of money for the Famine. Normal working people with no Irish connection at all. We must never forget any of this. Thank you Jimmy. Your posts are always valuable, reminding us of so many things worth remembering. Stay safe.

charlie
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