Celtic Diary Friday September 18: The Reality Of This Season

The Europa League play off draw is at midday today.

 

Just in case you’d forgotten Celtic were actually still in a European tournament. Then again, it might not be for long.

 

In the third round, when Celtic join the fray, the club will play the winners of Tre Fiori and Riga. The game started last night, but it was a bit cold or rainy or something, so it wonlt be finished until today, but it will be finished by the time the draw takes place.

 

If it’s not raining.

 

Celtic are not seeded in this draw, because they are shite, and could face one of five seeds…

 

Dinamo Zagreb,  Young Boys,  Red Star Belgrade , Qarabag,  Dynamo Brest

 

 

Or they could face one of the unseeded teams….

 

C Ludogorets Razgrad,  Legia Warsaw or Drita,  Sheriff Tiraspol or Dundalk,  Cluj or Djurgardens,  Suduva or KuPS,  Sarajevo or Buducnost Podgorica,  Dinamo Tbilisi or Ki,  Celje or Ararat, Armenia Flora or Floriana Tirana.

 

 

Perfectly clear. As Rosenborg are not an option, it will be the Cludgies again.

 

Legua Warsaw would be, er interesting, though Ki would probably be welcomed back at Celtic Park…or Parkers as some have deemed to christen the ground these days, as boredom sets in.

 

Ki Sung-yueng - Wikipedia

 

 

Though I can’t see him beating Dinamo Tblisi on his own. Not at his age.

 

The games will be played next thursday. The third round, that is.

And probably the play offs, the way things are working out these days.

 

 

Ach, so what ?

 

With a deadly virus having a second go at trying to equalise the amount of humans underground with the ones overground, its very much a wait and see season, and the priority for Celtic must be to get the remaining game in hand played, and assert themselves at the top of the table, in time for the next lockdown.

 

We hear players are now allowed to go to restaurants, so it won;t be long before one of them gets infected and the game is shut down again, and if Celtic are not top of the table, there will be all sorts of nonsense about precedents and giving the title to whoever is.

 

That possibility should be addressed before anything else.

 

Especially as Sky TV have decided to show the St Johnstone -Celtic game on October 2, which doesn’t give the lads much time to get back from the play off games , should they make it, on October 1.

 

 

They’re all making it up as they go along this season, aren’t they ?

 

The Second round of qualifiers saw all three Scottish teams progress, with “rangers ” overcoming the Red Imps, Aberdeen impressively beating Viking and Motherwell needing penalties to beat Coleraine.

 

Interestingly, we now have the Ibrox side in a tie with Dutch side Willem II , which is nice, although I doubt anyone in the Scottish media is brave enough to call them Rangers II.

 

 

Fair play to Ibrox legend Alfredo morelos, by the way, who scored twice last night for his club/company, despite clearly showing signs of the injury he picked up when dozens of Dundee United players battered him in the tunnel after the game…

 

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Back at the ranch, and Shane duffy has put all thoughts of a permanent move to one side while he concentrates on winning the league, or anything else he can get his hands on….

 

I’m not sure where it stands at the minute. I’m just really focused on being here for this year and when the season is over, if it has been successful, the two clubs have to sit down and talk to each other. It goes from there but I have to just really focus on this season and enjoy it and try to be successful here.

 

The worry is he does well, and since he is still Brighton’s player, they try to sell him to someone who will pay him significantly more than Celtic, so although it will be at the back of his mind, he’s right to focus on the here and now.

 

The Bosman ruling meant players were free after they had fulfilled their contract, but if you;re still under contract you are very much at the behest of your club.

 

Then again, take note of the last line in another Duffy quote….

 

“I’ve had a taste of iit from social media, but obviously I haven’t been able 
to experience the full thing yet through a full stadium or even a packed-out away end.

“It’s a real disappointment for me, but that’s just the world we live in now.

“I’m hoping all this madness goes away and I can really enjoy Celtic Park as the special place that it is.

“I’m hoping and praying that
 I’ll get to sample the full Celtic Park experience. I’m praying all this will be done before the end
of the season – or else I might 
have to come back!”  

 

Interesting…is it time for me to champion my anti bigotry Hug-A-Hun campaign ?

 

Then we can spread the virus, force a lockdown and Duffy will have to come back.

 

And stop bigotry at the same time…

 

Then again, it looks like Motherwell are way ahead of me….

 

 

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Further problems were highlighted by Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer, who is a little unnerved at having to play lower league teams in the Betfred Cup who haven’t had coronavirus tests….as the BBC reports..

 

Scottish Premiership clubs will not want to play League Cup ties against teams who have not tested for Covid-19, says Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer.

Only top-flight outfits are required to test each week, with Championship and League One and Two clubs not beginning their campaigns until next month.

However, Kilmarnock are in a cup group with Clyde, Dumbarton, Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk.

“All of them will be tested or you’ll have the right not to play,” said Dyer.

“I wouldn’t think a Premiership club would want to play someone who’s not been tested. It doesn’t make sense.” 

 Especially as Dumbarton appears to have a bit of a problem just now…

St Mirren were without three goalkeepers against Hibernian on Saturday after a covid outbreak.

And four Hamilton Academical players are isolating – three after initial private positive tests were later confirmed by the NHS to be negative and another whose house-mate had the virus.

Dyer, whose side welcome Hamilton on Saturday, admits Kilmarnock have had their own “little scares”.

“No-one’s immune and it’s going to happen to everyone, I would think,” he said.

“We’re lucky it’s not happening to us yet. We’ve had little scares on it but we’re okay.

“You don’t have to be in sport to know that it’s happening all over. We’re not exempt to it so it’s inevitable that someone’s going to get caught with it.”

 

I can;t be the only one who thinks there’s much more of a problem than they’re letting on…

 

The industry will struggle to survive if it shuts down again, and so all steps will be taken to prevent that, but then again, season book money is in now, so clubs might just scrape by without football.

 

And anyway, those that don’t can just dump the debt and carry on as normal….

 

rip rangers – ETims

 

 

 

 

Yesterday, we had this….

 

 

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mattybhoy
 22 hours ago

right lads keep the tops clean we dont want to be washing them  

 

 

Today…

 

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mattybhoy
1 month ago

alfredos car assassins strike again

TonyDtic
1 month ago

The legend that is Jim Spence may well be the only one to come out with R*ngers ||. He drops a fly one in most times he mentions the xlub/company.
In last weeks article in the Perthshire Courier he quoted the Arabs win/loss stats as games played against “a club from ibrox”
Pure class J. S. keep the truth alive.

Binkabhoy
1 month ago

I too have the fear of a stitched up early call for the league this season. When those with power are using coronavirus to their advantage wherever possible it’s an absolute stick-on the Scottish fitba powers that be will do so too. They rarely need an excuse. All in the interests of avoiding ‘social unrest’ and ‘evening up’… i.e. easily convincing themselves denying the 10 is for the greater good… can see it all far enough.

Binkabhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Binkabhoy

They may not necessarily give it to zombie FC, just cancel a season would do for them – cause just enough confusion and chaos to provide a platform for when we win the following season that ‘it’s no really 10 in a row cos a season was cancelled its 9+1 in a row. Let’s face it, its not truth hat matters over there its having something to cling on to keeps them happy enough in their own sense of ongoing superiority

Bognorbhoy
1 month ago

Caption …
Classic car for sale
Bodywork in need of repair , engine still runs .

First offer over £50 accepted
( Just filled with petrol ,hence high price )

Cartvale88
1 month ago

Caption
The Sevco shat show still on the road.

Hoop hoop hooray
1 month ago

In the time I popped into the ibrox filling station to fill up morelos had 4 attempts on goal

Sonofcelts
1 month ago

Automated Lada makes a bid for freedom after ‘humiliation’ of prize draw tree ordeal

Mike
1 month ago

So, bring on the Hearts, the Hibs, the (RIPs),
bring on the Spaniards by the score,
Barcelona, Real Madrid,
cos our hero’s Albert Kidd,
And keep the green flag flying high…

Pensionerbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,

I was unable to reply to your very kind comment yesterday as there was a problem when I tried to respond to comments. However, Desi, the magician, has sorted me out with just one punch and I am up and running again.

Both myself and the missus are well though demented with renovation work that seems never ending combined with a builder and his gang straight out of the Blackhills of Dakota. Because of isolation I have had to allow them a freedom I would not have given to a serial killer and I had to leave site supervision to Annie Oakly who turned out to be much more of a Calamity Jane. However, one cannot blame messenger when the recipient is both deaf and daft. We still have house but I think I will only see it completed if I bore a hole in my coffin and have a peak. Fortunately we have marvellous young lad who has done many renovations sorting out the mess. However, it will take some time.

On the whole life is a hoot except for the footie. I cannot make up my mind what level we are at or will be at by the end of the season. As Ralph said, it is hard to judge from TV but the signs in recent games have not been particularly filling me with confidence. We will see.

Anyway, I am still reading the Diary every day to keep abreast of the facts even if I get little or no chance to comment. I only go out to go to mass which allowed me some limited contact with friends and acquaintances. However, you will have seen that Northumberland is in a stricter lock-down as from now. So, we are not allowed to stop or gather after mass but must leave the grounds immediately. If it keeps us safe, I am for it.

Mike, I hope you, the good lady and the family are keeping well. The same goes to everyone on ETims. I know it must be excruciating not being able attend games but I am of the opinion that sometimes Bill Shankly got it wrong and one of those times is when people’s health and even lives are at risk.

Anyway, I must go. I just saw an advert for a yacht going cheap in Gibralter Don’t understand why. It was worth millions on Wednesday.

Thanks again, Mike. Keep posting everyone. It is keeping me sane.

H H

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

Great to hear from you PB.your humour tells me that despite your tribulations you can still take shelter in your humour and your faith. These are indeed strange and dangerous times, freedoms we take for granted have an impact on the mind and the soul. I’ like you, have been having weird, unusual dreams mine of Frau Ursula Von Der Leyen and yours of Doris Day, something about her rose petal smile and black hills.
I find Ursula’s seductive smile utterly charming. 😉
You will need all your faith and a saintly patience with all those renovations going on, thankfully it sounds like you have the right ‘Bob’ in situ. On the fitbaw side, early days, but our football director is still playing black-jack with the team, new players still arriving late.
So great to see that you are both well and happy my Scottish, Geordie, Amico.
Take care and best wishes and ‘wey the lahds’.

Drew67
1 month ago

Thats confusing…i want king billys 11 to beat king billys 2nd 11.

Willem 11 nickname is the tricolores just to wind them up even more.

cheers

1 month ago

Caption,Get the new Castore car,beautifully made to last a lifetime.

Devoy45
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew Coyle

Caption: Monti is furious with Ralph for using unauthorised photos of his current dream machine/shaggin’ wagon.
Other business: it is absolutely incredible that the SPFL hasn’t set out details for what might happen if Covid plays hell with our league schedule. They should have a set minimum for a quorum of games, what happens if teams are equal, what to do about relegation, etc.I would think the fair minimum would be 22 games, meaning each team has played both home and away. Even that seems too few games to call the league. It is only a matter of time before a whole team has to quarantine for a fortnight. Lenny should have two teams who train separately, at different times, teams that are more or less equal. Here are those teams: Barkas/Bitton/Ajer/Jullien/Taylor/.Frimpong/Ntcham/Turnbull/Elyounoussi/Edouard/Klimala. Other team: Bain/Jullien/Duffy/Elhamed (can play left back) Brown/McGregor/Christie/Forrest/Griffiths/Ajeti/ and some of our youngsters such as Dembele, Welsh, Connel etc.can be assigned to either group. Both teams train differently, different times and places. We need to have a Covid-free backup team that can still win league games. Just an idea. Tomorrow vs.Livvie:
Barkas
Ajer/Duffy/Jullien
Frimpong/Brown/McGregor/Forrest
Christie
Edouard/Ajeti
I would like Griiffiths to be on the bench and maybe have a chance to aim a few set pieces at big Duffy. Livvie is hard to break down but we have more room at Celtic Park. I would like us to run riot. 5-0 is possible but 2-0 more likely. A big score means with no games in hand until Sunday, we can go top on goal difference. I would like the Hibees to do us a favour on Sunday.

BornCelt!
1 month ago
Reply to  Devoy45

They did, a minimum of half of the games has been set. That should be enough for a month by month recap of ‘Duffy’s here for the 10’ month by month NY Times best seller. HH!

Puggy67
1 month ago

Caption: The Charles Green body shop delivers another Champions League winning repair.

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago

Caption:
“Grandma, are you sure you heard Gazza right meant when he said he wanted a go in your knackered old volvo?”

1 month ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

RPG
🙂

Puggy67
1 month ago

Caption: Years before McCoist, Murray doesn’t do walking away.

BornCelt!
1 month ago

Caption – Being new to Glasga’ Celtic New Bhoy leaves his Brighton Beamer at the local ibrox garage while asking for directions.

Cortes
1 month ago

Caption: Downfall – how Shitty Shitty Bang Bang hit the skids.

Village Idiot
1 month ago

Caption
Alfredo, ‘s new soft top. It started out as a hard top but all metal will soften when caressed two hundred times with a twenty pound sledgehammer.

Monti
1 month ago

Dermot Desmond talking about ” rangers ” again, waxing lyrical about offering the job to Alex Ferguson back in 1997, etc etc.

Sorry Dermot but your man couldn’t get John McGinn to sign so spare us the we are ambitious rubbish, every single pre season we are not prepared for the CL qualifiers, so instead of talking about ” rangers ” & retired managers, maybe concentrate on Celtic & how Lawwell is getting signings through the door to late or not at all!

‘FOUR’

Paranoid celt
1 month ago

For the month of August that deadly virus going around didn’t make it into the top ten causes for deaths.
There is however deadly virus’s killing people all year every year.
How many died in the 2017-18,flu season.
How many died in the 1968 Asian flu, adjust that for population growth.
How many people die in road deaths, suicide, TB, malaria, cancer, hiv. The most tragic number however is the amount of children who die everyday because they don’t have food to eat.
Also all you mask zealots, if you believe they do anything how many grannies have you killed through the years. Admit that you should always have been wearing them and you can never stop wearing them.
You selfish bed wetters making children wear them.
I believe professor dolores chill.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Paranoid celt

Wacko and your belief in that other wacko Professor Cahill, just goes to prove the point.

Paranoid celt
1 month ago

Maybe but how do you know who to believe.

Paranoid celt
1 month ago

Can you please provide me with information that will charge my mind.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Paranoid celt

One simple reply to that is the fact she has stated that once infected and recovered you are then immune for life. She must have had a crystal ball for that one and as we are now witnessing reinfection, all be it small numbers but reinfection nonetheless at the early stages of a pandemic, these are the loonies that are stoking the conspiracy theorists dreams. As for her politics, I’m sure she would be right at home in the Whitehouse with the uber wacko.

Paranoid celt
1 month ago

To be honest I don’t really know much about her politics, but I do need to slap myself every day because I’m agreeing with more people who I would normally really dislike. But I do.
It started being sent home from work, having lots of time to read crap, and almost right at the start Dr knut wittkowski questioned the response.
Then the off guardian published 12 experts who questioned the narrative, this was months ago.
There’s been lots of Dr’s and scientists speaking out but they don’t get near the msm.
Donald trump is a buffoon a bit like Boris but their bullshit is out front not like the polished sleekit politicians like Obama. They’re all as bad as each other.
I’m not sure why people like dolores would speak out if they didn’t believe what they were saying, she could go along and say nothing and keep her paycheck and reputation
What if the conspiracy theorists like myself are right on this one.
A bit like collusion and WMDs and many other things.
I honestly don’t trust government experts like Neill Ferguson or big pharma who make alot of money on people being sick

Puggy67
1 month ago
Reply to  Paranoid celt

I think we can all agree on the principle of slapping yourself.

1 month ago

So for all the talk of how good sevco are and how shite we are we will go top of the league tomorrow having played the same number of games.
GIRFUY Scottish media.HH

BroxburnBhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Yes top of the league again. The rangers have their best start in 5 years ( not 114 ) and they are still second.

Jimboh
1 month ago

Caption…
Skoda showcase their new hybrid, organic automobile.
50% Car, 50% Camel Cyborg.
With the fusion of Fuel Tank and Hump giving increased fuel capacity, Skoda are already planning the next model using a Bactrian camel for double the the fuel capacity.

Uibh fhaili
1 month ago

Petrol pump attendant leans against Alfie’s car and is hounded out of his job by the Scottish media

portpower
1 month ago

Celtic FC employ a psychologist and not to be outdone, sevco hire a Vet.

Caption:
Mitre Sports company car.

portpower
1 month ago

I see that Dermot Desmond is back to his inventive use of conceits.

Floss-on big man.

1 month ago

My team for today
Barkas
Frimpong Duffy Ajer Taylor
Christie Ntcham McGregor
Forrest Edouard Ellynoussi.
5_0 the bhoys.
Goalscorers Duffy Edouard Ellynoussi Jamesy Ajeti when he comes on 🙂 fuckin easy.
COYBIG.

Duncan
1 month ago

Nov 17 2019 first cases of Covid 19 reported in Wuhan
That was 306 days ago.
In this time a reported 956,650 people have died Worldwide from the effects of Covid 19.

This works out at a death rate of 1 person just over every 27 seconds

Now whilst some may dispute or even ignore this as some weird fantasy dreamed up by the ruling class in order to destabilise the entire World Economy in some sick experiment we are all playing an active role in is by the by.
People are dying and there is strong evidence to suggest whatever it is cane out of a Laboratory in China.
This should not be treated flippantly or ignored no matter your view point because the simple fact of the matter is by playing along with the rules in place you are not doing yourself any physical harm other than having to wear a mask,give people some space to get on with their business and possibly keeping the elderly or sick safe?

Meanwhile however a child dies every 17 seconds somewhere on Earth through consuming contaminated water born disease.

This stat won’t go away.
It may even increase over time as the human disgrace contaminated more and more water supplies around the Earth without little thought or care for those left with the after effects.
Corona Virus will eventually subside or go away.
The death toll for these children will continue to increase.

That won’t matter to most of the planet because hey it doesn’t affect most of us lucky enough to live in Countries,Towns,Cities or villages with clean drinking water.

I find it repulsive that Nations are spending billions looking out into deep space for answers to problems we don’t have whilst just under 2 million Children die every year from issues we do have and can be resolved at a fraction of the cost.

This post took me around 3 minutes to write.
In that time 10 kids passed away from drinking infected water.

Think about that.

10 lives gone before they even had a chance of living a full life.

Keep safe and ffs screw the nut whether you choose to believe this virus exists or not.
For everyone’s sake and not just your own.

1 month ago

My team today
Barkas
Frimpong Duffy Ajer Taylor
Christie Ntcham McGregor
Forrest Edouard Ellynoussi.
COYBIG.

1 month ago

9/2 Duffy to score anytime
14/1 first goal

Mike
1 month ago

All this talk of Celtic full backs, the best three ever was, left back by a country mile Tommy Gemmell, the second one was Kieran Tierney. The best ever right back, by a country mile, Daniel Fergus McGrain.
All this talk of too many games in one season. Season 66/67 Celtic played 65 games in all competitions, the final game was in Alfredo Di Stefano’s testimonial game, where Jinky ran riot, every game of that season was vital, high pressure games, Celtic did more than cope with that pressure but triumphed and won every competition that they entered, League Cup, Scottish Cup, Glasgow Corporation Cup, Scottish first Division and European Cup. Celtic scored 201 goals and lost 50. Played attacking, total football with overlapping full backs, pure football, putting opposition teams under pressure from start to finish. Ronnie Simpson’s relief after we won in Lisboa was so extreme that it left him and others in tears, you never read about the players pressure, but it was alway’s there, under the surface, like now the pressure builds but the modern players also have to put up with the pressure of social media and supporters criticism, it can be intense. Anyway, here is a chart of our European Cup Final winning team players with their appearance stats. for that season.
Simpson- 62 games, 0 goals.
Craig – 28 games, 0 goals ( one upfield, one keeping the back door shut.)
Gemmell -65 games, 16 goals. ( His intro by big Jock was the first ever modern attacking full back).
Murdoch- 61 games, 7 goals. ( what more can you say about Bobby? here’s a snippet. When he left Celtic for big Jack Charlton’s Middlesbrough, everyone thought he was done, but he wasn’t they won the English First Division. Super Hero Bobby Murdoch.
Mc Neill- 64 games, 4 goals. Celtic’s success was driven by Billy, Celtic’s rock.
Clark – 65 games, 0 goals. Celtic’s quiet man our unsung hero, tremendous player, epitomises Celtic
Johnstone- 51 games 14 goals, Inters manager Herrera man marked him, say’s it all.
Wallace – 31 games, 18 goals, another superb team player who could unlock the opposition.
Chalmers – 55 games 35 goals, ‘ They always thought that my last touch on Bobby’s strike was a deflection, it was’nt it was practised in training.’ GOAL- number two, the winner.
Auld – 54 games, 11 goals. Celtic’s irrepressible spirit and beating heart.
Lennox – 51 games, 35 goals. I love you Bobby, you were my footballing hero.
Jock Stein: He created the modern Celtic and Scottish footballing history. He, was our inspiration. What Celtic are and where we are in footballing terms is down to Big Jock, his success led to *Rangers demise. The legend that was Jock Stein, his memory will live long in the hearts of all Celtic supporters. * The Lisbon Lions.

Puggy67
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Smashing post. Not sure it’s reasonable to compare 60s and modern day games. Of course in this era all these players would be stars. But the physical demands are different. In athletics the mile was 4 minutes it’s now 3.43 which is basically 80m. But also these guys were committed to football for financial reasons. One 3 year contract these days and you are made for life. And fundamentally they were committed to a cause. We will never have that again at Celtic. That’s a sadness.

Yoker Bhoy
1 month ago

Great stuff Mike. This is a perfect day to give Broonie a rest and hand Turnbull his starting debut.
Barkas
Bitton Duffy Ajer
Frimpong Ntcham McGregor Forrest
Turnbull
Edouard Ajeti
6-0 to the Bhoys – bring it on!

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Yoker, hope you are good mate, keeping safe and well, I read Spain too, especially the capital Madrid is experiencing high levels of the virus. Mind, wash your hands and keep two metres apart 😉
I think that you are right about young Turnbull, its games like this that new players should be introduced. What concerns me still is our defending, are we training the team properly to defend like with training drills? A settled side is needed if we wish to progress in the Europa, its vital that we make progress in Europe, vital as much to be able to afford knew players for next season. Sucker punched in the C.L. again, its happening too often. But today? I’m going with a win, 5-0. Keep those two up front and I can only see more success. The Bhoy’s are back in town, come onnnnn Cellic.

Yoker Bhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

I’m fine thanks Mike. I was a bit fed up with working from home on the computer all the time so at least it was a relief to get out and about again for work. Madrid is indeed one of the worst European hotspots at this moment in time with new restrictive measures to be introduced next Monday. The fact that these will only apply to the more impoverished areas of the capital carries significant controversy with undertones (great band) of social descrimination. All of this is to be administered by a particularly nasty and incompetent regional president but the central government are likely to intervene very soon. For us it’s just getting through this patiently on a daily basis as we await positive change (which might be a long time in coming).
Football is one of the things that helps to take our minds off what is going on and although it’s obviously not the same without fans, i hugely look forward to every game.
Apart from the urgent need for a new LB, I’m hopeful that the rest of our defence will be fine once they gell (at least at domestic level). We’ve now got that big direct fck off CB that we’ve been yearning since the days of Bobo and Mjallby (albeit for only one season) – someone that can scare the cr@p out the enemy. I’d love a big scoreline today – among other things I don’t want to see teams that play on artificial surfaces in the top flight (I hope both Livi and Accies go down this season). Livingston can be a handful when playing at home but are very weak away (especially now on current form) so I think our wish will be granted. Stay safe and enjoy the game pal. HH

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Not suprised you were a bit fed up Yoker, I think that applies to the majority of us, its just something else to be endured for the present, I live in hope of a vaccine being produced down the line, its always the poor in society that suffers the most. We are the same here just waiting for new restrictions being put in place. Like you, pro football should not be played on plastic, not that it would put off the man from Derry. A strange team selection, so we will see how it pans out, like you football is a great distraction from the rigours of daily life, just got to take the tatties out in the coming days – triffic.
The granddaughter got a phone from her dad, now we get daily updates on all kinds of farts, long-short-noisy- wet-dry- loud-silent- musical- violent – every possible kind, but they are like her sooo funny. KTF. Yoker and take care mate and enjoy the game. 😉

Yoker Bhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Oooft, that was close. A nasty surprise late on but held on well. Enjoyed the game for the most part but plenty of things to improve on. All the best Mikey and happy farting. 🙂

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Close Yoker, but no cigar. we need to sort our defence though. I’m having a bath tonight instead of a shower, its the bubbles Yoker, I like the bubbles. 😉
Keep safe mate.

Pedro71
1 month ago

Ahh the M8 into Glasgow, no rubber knecking.

mabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

I see left wing progressive fascism is finally paying off. zoe ball steet pisher is going from 200k a year to >1m. For a radio 2 show thats gone down the shitter since evans left. hahahahahaha keep paying those licence fees suckers or its jail.

hahahahahaahahahahahaha

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  mabozzaRitchie

There is no such thing as left wing fascism, solely a construct of the right. Anyway, what the fvck has that got to do with with some inane bint on the radio ya mad fvcker.

Iancelt67
1 month ago

Pol pot?? Stalin?? Maybe mind control and Marxism gone wrong maybe the right terminology

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Pol Pot was not left wing and Stalin was neither left or right wing, that’s why I his brand of belief became known as Stalinism. How you define left wing when it now has been generalised as anything that is not right wing. Even Liberals are getting classed as left wing by the fascist right.

Duncan
1 month ago

Could there be an option on the Site to have a dedicated page for games being linked live via Radio etc Ralph/ Desi so as to generate more traffic to the site?

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  Duncan

Have you ever been with a woman Duncan?

Duncan
1 month ago
Reply to  Duncan

Oh yes Ian not only that I’ve also been married to one for 25 years.

Have you?

ps Ian yer maw doesn’t count

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Duncan

Ian is in a relationship with a Kangaroo called Senga, they both have a son called Joey and practise daily on the didgeridoo doo.

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  Duncan

Mike. It may contravene ethical guidelines on here but I’m questioning the possibility of Duncan being a shirtlifter. You’re not far off the mark with the didgeridoo. I dropped bestiality in the 80s tho. Not with native fauna I liked household cats

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

The truth is that there is no ethical guidelines on E-Tims, as we all take our lead from Mr.Malph. You make an interesting point tho. on Duncan, he professes Irish heritage but clearly his name has Scottish origins, ie. kilty, kilty cauld bum, there’s always room fur another one. That’s the beauty of sheep, you can keep warm when having fun..

Duncan
1 month ago

It is not illegal to cancel your BBC License.
I did it 3 years ago and have not heard a peep from them since the initial threats ( to which I told them to shove up their hole).

It pays for my Celtic Tv Subscription.

Everyones a winner 😉

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  Duncan

I have not bought one licence in my entire fucking life 🙂

Duncan
1 month ago

Team news

Celtic: Barkas, Elhamed, Duffy, Ajer, Frimpong, Ntcham, Brown, McGregor, Taylor, Ajeti, Christie.
Substitutes: Bain, Bitton, Klimala, Soro Turnbull, Rogic, Edouard, Elyounoussi, Forrest.

Iancelt67
1 month ago

We are pish. Fuck Lennon off now it’ll give him the moolah. Fans can’t be fooled

Yoker Bhoy
1 month ago

Despite the late scare with that out of the blue scorcher of a goal, that wasn’t such a bad performance and the game was quite enjoyable to watch. We just can’t afford to suddenly switch off the way we often do at the back. We were up against a very dirty team that got a couple of fortunate breaks. The scoreline flattered them so nothing to panic about. The pressure is all on the huns tomorrow. All three were brilliantly worked and brilliantly finished goals from our lads with Ajeti kicking on for 30+ this season. COYBIG

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

This was Livi we where playing against and I’m sorry to dampen your optimism here yoker but we are not at it. I’d say we are behind the filth as it stands and my prior feelings that Lenny is quite clueless may be justified. No way a team with our resources should summon a 3-2 result. I fear for the ensuing season. I don’t think Lennon is the man for our club we should be aiming for a higher quality manager too much sentimentality. Yeah he’s been threatened. Yeah he wears his heart in his sleeve. So what?

Yoker Bhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

I understand where you’re coming from Ian and I respect your point of view. Although I like to often give Lenny the benefit of the doubt and put a positive spin on things, there is a lot of uncertainty, with our CL exit being a massive dampener and all this stopping and starting in this very unusual scenario dictated by covid could prove to be something of a leveller but I’m at least hopeful that once we get into the groove wè’ll maybe enjoy the type of dazzling league performances that saw us begin to run away with the league last season between January and March. This has been the best transfer window for a long time and our strength in depth would definitely tell if we are lucky enough to see the full season played out. The sheer talent we have sitting on the bench is impressive. I personally don’t think the currant buns have the edge on us at the moment or at least they certainly don’t have the staying power or depth of quality in their squad to keep it up over an entire season and I also doubt that they’ll handle the pressure at or around the top of the league for a sustained period. Having said that, of course it would be a huge mistake to take them lightly.

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Iancelt,
There is another way to look at the result & performance today, we won which was vital, we played well for large parts of the game, defensively i’m a bit concerned.
The Livi second goal was a peach to be fair to them & they played ok Livi.
I think the only thing that is missing is a quality left back, i don’t like being too hard on Greg Taylor but surely we can bring in better quality than him?
He can’t go past a man & his cut backs are abysmal.
We went top tonight & i think Hibs will push that lot tomorrow.

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

By the way, Ajeti is going to be a big player for Celtic, very impressed with this guy.

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

Let’s hope you’re right for me I think Celtic is way too big for Lennon.

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Let the man finish what he started, then we take it from there, he deserves that!

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

Ah mibees.. well if he achieves 10iar then I don’t think he will move on. The psychologist might be deployed to tell everyone their either “ Messi van dijk or Ronaldo or Buffon” All jokes aside shrinks may have stopped Griffiths going off the rails if they got to him sooner. I’m all in favour

1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

Em, when he started we lost the league to the Huns but I’m sure that’s not what you meant. 😉

1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

Was Taylor at fault for any goals today, did he set up the 2cd with a great run and pass.
He was supposed to be back up for Bolingoli but due to him being utter shite and a dickhead has been thrust into first team duty. Give him credit for todays performance at least ffs

1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

Greg Taylor played well today wasn’t at fault for any goals and had a good assist.

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Nurse ^

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

There goes the goals against record gone. Hi bees 1-0

portpower
1 month ago

Albian Ajeti is finding his inner belief.

1 month ago

Never seen the match today as it was troon beach with the family brigade. So can’t comment on the performance though hearing it was a bit nervy at the end.
Well done bhoys back where we belong. HH

TicToc
1 month ago

In a match that just about went from the sublime to the ridiculous today (but not necessarily in that order) the main positive is 3 points. To make 5 (yes 5) substitutions is absolutely ridiculous and we only just survived them. Ruined what at times was good to watch and almost became the stuff of nightmares. NFL needs to have a word with himself or someone else should, but NOT Lawwell.
So we live to fight on and tho’ TOTL, it’s hardly impressive. The new huns game in 4 weeks could define our season and it’s a MUST win. We cannot and should not be looking for Hibs to do us a favour (tomorrow), welcome as that would be. We have a HUGE financial advantage and it really must be used to deliver THE TEN but with SO many changes, NFL is scaring the shit out of me.
HH
FC not PLC

portpower
1 month ago

Are Scottish Football officials desensitised to ABH?

Should the 4th official be from a foreign Referees Association?

highseastim
1 month ago
Reply to  portpower

I’ve never seen so many greetin’ faced Celtic supporters across the Internet when their team goes top of the league!! We ain’t even firing on all cylinders yet, whereas the team below us, if you believe the press, are the club version of Brazil 1970, thankfully I’ve not bought a newspaper for nearly 10 years!!

1 month ago
Reply to  highseastim

We ain’t even firing on all cylinders yet” and that’s why we were papped out of the Champions League 3 rounds before the end of qualifying.

Its possible to happy that we’re top of the league but still see the warning signs that led to the CL disaster and its likely to be the same story next season given the complacency of the club hierarchy and a significant portion of the support.

You don’t read the press but know what they believe. I’m sure that makes sense to you but not to any rational fan.

highseastim
28 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Just look at Celtic forums and you’ll find out!!

Duncan
1 month ago

Leigh Griffiths has definitely got his work cut out now if he has any ideas of breaking back into Lenny’s thinking going forward.
Ajeti will have him worried his gig is now up at Celtic.
He’s definitely the real deal in front of goal.
Its already been said but there’s a definite look of a Hooper about him as a finisher and strength holding defenders off the ball.
Ive been critical of Édouard due to his casual finishing recently.
Far too lax instead of picking his spot and putting it away without fuss.
Ajeti is doing exactly that and with an urgency of thought that is giving keepers very little time to set up or get in position to save his shot.
I hope I’m wrong but I get the impression that he might have one eye on the exit like Dembele had before he left.
This could be Griffiths only hope of getting back in to the Managers thinking because it is blatantly obvious Ajeti is only going to get better as his match fitness improves.
His work rate yesterday suggests that he’s doing exactly that.
Im now questioning whether Édouard is one of the players the Manager was suggesting might not want to be at Celtic 100% because his form and attitude seem to have dropped off a bit the past few weeks.
Whatever happens regardless Ajeti looks like a Striker who can grab 25-30 goals a Season and possibly more if he continues at the current rate of goals to minutes on the pitch.
I don’t think we have too many concerns in attack or midfield for that matter but at the back?
Put it this way of the bombscares on the Park yesterday Ambrose wasn’t having one of them.
Ajer should be dropped for Bitton if he continues to make the errors he’s making at least with Nir concentration isn’t an issue.
I thought the Officials got the penalty decisions correct at either end but how that wee nugget Holt was on the Park at the final whistle is beyond me.
Same for the clown who clattered Christie around knee level second half.
It would appear open Season on our flair players has definitely begun.
All in all a decent result bar the late 2nd from Livi but it has to be said what a finish by the on Loan player from Monaco.
Barkas had no chance.
On Barkas …he received a back pass in the second half from Duffy or Elhamed that was hit with such pace it almost went out for a corner,had it not been for his amazing ball control it would certainly have been one and perhaps even have cost us.
I couldn’t help but smile trying to imagine Craig Gordon not only getting to it but attempting to stop it going out?
He definitely has got great ability with his feet for a keeper.
His decision making when kicking or throwing the ball out to launch a quick counter is also decent too from early showing.

1 month ago

No surprise to see the 2 hibs centre backs already booked can they last the full 90 I doubt against the cheatin scum.

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Never watch them Jimmy, it hurts my eyes too much. So I only have eyes for the Tic. we sort ourselves by improving our defence, then let them catch us if they can, it crushes there hopes and dreams, its one of life’s joy’s to hear them scream and squeal.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

Well done Hibees. That boy Kevin Nisbet looks decent. Need to be on our mettle next week.

Duncan
1 month ago

@Mike
Tried to respond on the wee thread above but alas computer says no!

Duncan is indeed an ancient Scottish name which translates to Brown Warrior in Gaelic.

My surname is a matter of confusion due to the fact that it is a common name in Ireland and has been for oh around 800 years or so.
My Irish lineage is not in question as my Grandparents hailed from Donegal and Lurgan on my fathers side.
His name was Pat as was his father’s incidentally.
Our Clan a Clan of renowned fighting men known as Gallowglass were cordially invited over to Ireland from Dalriada by the Irish Kings in order to halt the Norman Invasion in the 1200’s.
A mix of Gael and Norse the Gallowglass were awarded Land and Financial reward for defending the Kingdom on which they fought and died for on behalf of the Irish at that time.
Our Clan originated on Mull,Coll and Tiree but having fought and lost on the losing side of the Forst Wars of Independence in Scotland were forced off of their Land in order to make way for the McLean Clan who still own it to this day.
That is my heritage on my Fathers side.
I feel Scottish but am fully aware of the strong connection I have with the Island of Eire.
My name is reflective of my Clans story.
The fact I grew up on an Island 50 miles South of Mull 800 years after my kin were forced from it and served as a Soldier is pure coincidence of course.
I have relations in Donegal.
I am proud to state that my ancestors walked the walk as well as talked the talk.
I’ll keep that tradition going if you don’t mind 😉

tá fáilte romhat

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Duncan

The only Duncan I had read about in Scottish folklore was a master baker, he specialised in making doughnuts- Dunkin Doughnuts. 😉

Duncan
1 month ago
Reply to  Duncan

Hehe
Duncan the first reigned as King of Scotland between 1034-1040
He was the Historical character that Duncan in MacBeth was based on as he died in Moray trying to take MacBeth out.
He was from the House of Dunkeld which was the line of Kings who ruled Dalriada

The isles of Mull Coll and Tiree were incidentally part of Dalriada

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

Sheep 0 Motherwell 2 after 8 minutes.
Looks like they’re selling McKenna to Nottingham Forest.

portpower
1 month ago

Psst psst, Leeds…

That assist from Ryan Kent was his first in the Scottish Premiership for 17 months, his last assist was on the 24th of February 2019 when he created a goal for Ryan Jack at Hamilton.

C/O: Inside the SPFL.

1 month ago
Reply to  portpower

In the recent game against Hamilton he had a simple pass to his team-mate to knock it in the empty net but went himself from a tight angle and blootered it over.

Its easy to see why he scores goals but equally why his team don’t score more.

That’ll do for me.

1 month ago

Just catching up with Sportscence and Tait SO for St Mirren for poor tackle.

Isn’t he the one that did the same against Frimpong but, natch, no red card?

portpower
1 month ago

Pedro, it is a beautiful Sunday. Now would be the time to announce the signing of Alfie Doughty and Ben Davies.

Give Kris Boyd the exclusive.

portpower
1 month ago

What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.
Steven Gerrard, you dobbing wee bastard.

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