Celtic Diary Thursday October 1: Seeking The Truth

It doesn’t seem like five minutes since Celtic last played a European game in the Bosnian capital, such is the nature of European qualification football these days, though I did have to check to remind myself of the result.

 

On July 9 last year, the hoops won the first leg 3-1 over there, and rounded off a fairly routine win with a 2-1 home win.

 

On that occasion, Sarajevo took the lead and Celtic replied with goals from Michael Johnstone, Oddsone Edouard and Scott Sinclair.

 

Only Edouard will feature tonight, and given his recent lollygagging we’d be better off sending out Johnstone, or even ringing Sinclair and asking if he’s doing anything.

 

There’s a danger that Sarajevo will cause a shock, as there always is at this level, but surely Celtic will take this game seriously, as defeat will mean no European football , and given the strides made with the co efficient recently, that would be a disaster.

 

Though I have this recurring vision of a Celtic View headline that says “Now we can concentrate on the league….”

 

 

Albien Ajeti has shown how fragile he is, and hasn’t travelled, James Forrest will be out for a few weeks with his ankle that was causing him problems for a while, indicating that the medical staff still haven’t got the hang of properly examining and treating players, and when you consider what Keiran Tierney said when he compared the treatment at Arsenal with that at Celtic, that has t be cause for worry.

 

Factor in the kicks and trips that referees are already allowing to be dished out to players in the hoops and we’re storing up problems for later.

 

There should still be enough to see Celtic through in the squad, and their performance last week in Riga was focused and mature enough to offer hope, but I suspect a few of us will be a little nervous for a lot of the time tonight.

 

Premier sports, who made a big thing of covering Celtic’s qualifiers on their sports channel are not showing the game tonight, and as they had promised they would, not only should fans cancel their subscription , maybe ask for a refund as well.

 

Maybe the fact that Celtic should be into the play offs directly next season has influenced their decision to abandon their hooped clientele, knowing that they won’t be subscribing next year.

 

Instead, Celtic TV will have a go at showing the game, which is always an adventure, and the good news is that season book holders won’t have to pay.  Though there is the suspicion that given the quality of the channels broadcasts this is merely to save them coming to work tomorrow to process refunds.

 

 

Website Celtic Quick News was the first to reveal the Provisional Squad this early this morning….

 

PROVISIONAL SQUAD: Barkas, Bain, Hazard, Elhamed, Bitton, Duffy, Ajer, Jullien, Frimpong, Taylor, Brown, Christie, Ntcham, McGregor, Elyounoussi, Edouard, Klimala, Turnbull, Soro and Griffiths.  

 

We’ll be revealing both the “Real ” and the “Continuity ” squads later today.

 

 

Elsewhere, “rangers “, the only other surviving -ha, fancy referring to them as survivors- Scottish club /company still in europe host Turkish side Galatasaray, and their game is available on their channel for a budget busting £9.99….thats because if they lose their budget will be busted and that will be yet another revenue stream drying up as they struggle to make ends meet.

 

Joining Emma Dodds at Ibrox will be fans’ favourite Neil McCann, and alongside him, making his RangersTV debut, will be the club’s record goalscorer, Ally McCoist.

And that’s not all – RangersTV are thrilled to be welcoming Britain’s leading sports pundit and former Rangers and Galatasaray manager Graeme Souness back to Ibrox on Thursday night to provide expert analysis.

The former Scotland captain will be joined by the one and only Walter Smith who will continue as an RTV pundit, and will bring back memories of some famous European nights at Ibrox.

Once the pre-match discussion ends, the returning Clive Tyldesley will describe every kick of the ball with Rangers legend, Ally McCoist at his side.

It’s a top-class panel of guests for a game of huge significance between two of the biggest names in European football.

Last Thursday, Rangers fans backed the team in unprecedented numbers for the RTV coverage of our game v Willem II. The Rangers first-team are well aware of the incredible numbers in which you backed them from home, and they are desperate to deliver for you again this week.

Season ticket holders can purchase the game for a discounted rate of £9.99 while non-season ticket holders can buy for £14.99 (Season ticket holders will receive an email with a dedicated link to purchase the match at a discounted rate).

As a reward for your continued loyalty during this challenging period for us all, we will add 5 MyGers points to all supporters who purchase this match.

To make sure you receive your points, please add a note of your Rangers Number when your register as a new RangersTV user. Alternatively, if you are a current RTV subscriber, please log into your account and make sure your Rangers Number has been added to your profile.

 

McCoist, McCann and Smith…with Clive Tyldesley….

 

Clive Tyldesley sacked by Soccer Aid bosses after fat-shaming remarks

Clive Tyldesley has already been stood down from his role as ITV’S senior commentator, but the veteran broadcaster has now reportedly lost his gig doing Soccer Aid 

 

 

The show has “dignity ” written all over it.

 

That situation wasn’t helped when wantaway fat bloke with no shame  Alfredo Morelos hinted that he might yet stay at the Glasgow club , and whilst fans might be happy with that, the accountants will be emptying their bowels en masse.

 

That means “as a group “, and not at mass, by the way. That sort don’t go to mass.

 

Morelos hinted at staying in a social media post, which I haven’t seen, but the Sun said he did, so it must be true.

 

Our pish stained mole at Ibrox reckons he has the full text though, which was in an email sent to his agent…. this extract may well prove telling

 

Estos cabrones me han dejado fuera de movimiento. Que se jodan. Me iré con un Bosman.

“He’s going to leave on a Bosman “….has a ring to it, and no doubt if we ever get to go to games again we’ll hear it aired vociferously from the stands. 

 

This month is Black History month, a shameless nod to the history of a people that deserve a lot more recognition than a month of patronising nods toward their suffering, and you can count on the BBC to get even that wrong….

 

Gary Robertson
@BBCGaryR
He was the first black footballer at Rangers and the first black officer in the British army to command troops in a regular regiment. Now the life of Walter Tull is being honoured as part of Black History month in October. #bbcgms 0710

 

Oops…

 

Walter Daniel John Tull (28 April 1888 – 25 March 1918) was an English professional footballer and British Army officer of Afro-Caribbean descent. He played as an inside forward and half back for ClaptonTottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town and was the third person of mixed heritage to play in the top division of the Football League after Arthur Wharton and Willie Clarke.

During the First World War, Tull served in the Middlesex Regiment, including in the two Footballers’ Battalions. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant on 30 May 1917 and killed in action on 25 March 1918.  

 

 

No mention of Rangers…except this bit..

 

In 1940, it was reported in an article in the Glasgow Evening Times about Tull being the first “coloured” infantry officer in the British Army, that he had signed to play for Rangers F.C. after the war. Rangers have confirmed that Tull signed for them in February 1917,[citation needed] while an officer cadet in Scotland at Gailes, Ayrshire.  

 

You would have thought the promise of playing for such a great club…it was a club in those days…, combined with a job in the shipyards for the rest of the war would have seen him snap their hand off….

 

 

Still, no doubt he’d have been delighted to have a postbox painted black in his honour. Thats right up there with this tribute, visible at Northampton’s ground..

 

Through his actions, W. D. J. Tull ridiculed the barriers of ignorance that tried to deny people of colour equality with their contemporaries. His life stands testament to a determination to confront those people and those obstacles that sought to diminish him and the world in which he lived. It reveals a man, though rendered breathless in his prime, whose strong heart still beats loudly.[29]

 

and the…

road behind the North Stand (The Dave Bowen Stand) at Sixfields Stadium is named Walter Tull Way, and a public house, adjacent to the stadium, bears his name.[30]  

 

 

 

Not to be outdone, Rangers also made their own tribute to a player who didn’t play for them….

 

On 28 July 2004, Tottenham Hotspur and Rangers contested the “Walter Tull Memorial Cup”. Rangers won the Cup, defeating Spurs 2–0 with goals from Dado Pršo and Nacho Novo.[31]      

 

 

 

This trophy got a mention on Follow Follow….

 

And there was a cup, the Walter Tull Trophy, generously donated by the Rangers Supporters Trust, and won by Rangers defeating Spurs 2-0 at Ibrox.

This could/should have become an annual event, alternating between Glasgow and London, but stand-in Chairman, John McClelland tried to trivialize it, and this saw Rangers captain for the night, Stefan Klos, ending up getting presented with the trophy in the dressing room post-match.

On the afternoon of that day, the RST football team beat the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust 6-2 for a mini-version of the proper trophy, in a match which had to be played at the Firhill complex, because McClelland decided there was no pitch available at Auchenhowie that afternoon.    

 

 

The Tottenham website has a slightly different view…

 

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham’s home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

The winners of our friendly against Rangers at Ibrox will receive the Walter Tull Trophy – in recognition of a player with close links to both teams and in keeping with both clubs’ anti-racism message.

Tull was English football’s first black outfield player when he signed for Spurs in 1908.

He moved to Northampton Town and was due to join Rangers in 1914 but was prevented from doing so as war broke out.

He was keen to be closer to his brother who had moved to Scotland to become a dentist but he never played a competitive game for Rangers.

Tull became an officer in the British Army and was killed on the Western Front in 1918.  

 

 

The cynic in me is drawn to this line…

in recognition of a player with close links to both teams and in keeping with both clubs’ anti-racism message.  

 

 

One wonders if it was discontinued when organisers noted that there wasn’t a particularly clear anti racism message eminating from Ibrox….

 

 

There seems to be a problem with the trith nearly everywhere these days, including popular tv quiz show “The Chase “, where some dopey contestants answer relatively simple questions for cash prizes.

 

The Sun tells us that you can even get the prizes when you answer incorrectly, a new and refreshing approach to quiz shows…

 

Presenter Bradley Walsh asked: “Which Scottish football team was triple-relegated in 2012?”

One of the contestants, Ben, then answered “Rangers”, to which Bradley replied “correct”.  

 

Oh, the kerfuffle.

 

Had I been that contestant I would have contested that particular outlook on the facts.

 

As have many Celtic fans, prompting much mirth in the media….

 

 

The Record’s Mark MacDougall, who clearly believes that Rangers are still the same club, thus rendering any opinion he has rrelevant, called it a “debate “…

 

Don’t let anyone tell you Scottish football isn’t the most bizarre place in the world.

When the creators of ITV’s hit gameshow The Chase made their questions this week, they wouldn’t have predicted the fallout north of the border.

A question asking which Scottish club was ‘triple relegated’ in 2012 sparked anger among sections of the Celtic support who insist Rangers were liquidated rather than relegated.

That’s a debate that has been raging on in Scottish football for eight years and although the vast majority of football fans moved on from it seven-and-a-half years ago, there’s still some who don’t agree.

 

This is a national newspaper. One which claims to tell the truth, one which has a definitive role in society to challenge statements such as this one, when there are no facts to back it up.

 

As for the vast majority of fans moving on….you’ll only believe that if your only source of information is outlets such as the Record, and it’;s piss poor collection of reporters….and I say reporters in the loosest possible sense of the word.

 

 

Right, enough of all that.

 

Back to the good guys….and here is something that features quite a few of them in the one place….

 

If you haven’t seen this before, have a look now…..

 

Tear in the eye ? nah…that’ll be a bit of grit…

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lions and the Centenary double team in the same room….

 

 

On Monday, we had this….

 

 

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pilsbury dough bhoy
 2 days ago

Overflow car parking for clubs “closing in” on Alfredo Morelos  

 

 

 

Today…

 

 

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alzyerpal
19 days ago

Caption – The “Young Cote D’Ivoire Defenders” vociferously react to the July 12th smoke signals from Belfast…

tony carlin
19 days ago

Caption. The Westminster government message regarding COVID-19 is misinterpreted yet again

BornCelt!
19 days ago
Reply to  tony carlin

I feel someone is in on it! Well done! HH!

mcklintop
19 days ago

Ibrox young team launch new marketing campaign to remind patrons that “watching yer motor” now costs £3…..or else.

Monti
19 days ago

” Real & Continuity squads “?
Outstanding Ralph, however the full provisional squad should be enough to do the job.
In & out & leave as much damage as possible to the opponents.

19 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti 🙂

Mike
19 days ago

Walter Daniel John Tull, Born in 1888. The Glasgow Times reported that *Rangers had signed him as an Officer Cadet while stationed at Gailes, Ayrshire in February 1917.
He fought on the Italian front before 30th. November 1917, and was killed in March 1918.
We’ve only got *Rangers word that he signed for them and we all know that, that is worth SFA.

Mike
19 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Lest we forget: February 14th. 2012- Administration and Liquidation day.
Through the 90s and 2000 *Rangers continually posted regular losses.
6th. May 2011- He sold his club for a £1.00. No pay no income tax no CVA.
10- 1 The SPL. clubs vote to relegate Sevco Scotland into Division three.
Doncaster “Its an existing club”- The 5way Agreement say’s its not and he is its main signatory.
The Tannoy announcer at Falkirk, welcomes the Sevco Franchise. (sacked).
2015- King states: We could take the old club-company out of liquidation. Oh! how we laughed.
Jan. 2015, The Resolutioners take out a full page advert, welcoming the new club.
The Battle continues, it must, for dishonesty in sport must always be called out.

TicToc
19 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike, …..”for dishonesty in sport must always be called out.”
Absolutely so! However, dishonesty cannot be reasonably called out by one who misunderstands/misinterprets FACT. You state “February 14th. 2012- Administration and Liquidation day”. This is half correct: Admin day yes, but Liquidation came later, after the CVA was refused in June and they officially entered Liquidation in October and they’re STILL there.
Your next assertion is even more worrying: “10- 1 The SPL clubs vote to relegate Sevco Scotland into Division three.” This is part of hun fantasy; There was NO vehicle in which to relegate from SPL to SFL3 and NO SUCH THING HAPPENED. Rangers FC (original) had collapsed and was awaiting Liquidation. The sly bastard Green set up the whole, phony, sleight of hand, part of which was to change Rangers FC (original) to, I think, RFC 2012 PLC, which is STILL in Liquidation. RANGERS FC DIED and were replaced by a basket of assets which started life in 2012 as Sevco Scotland and it should have been Sevco 5088 but Green pulled another fast one there, no doubt with the help of the chosen Administrators Duff & Phelps. It’s corrupt to the core. After another cheating move, Sevco Scotland Limited, a company not a club, was accepted, under duress, into the bottom league of Scottish professional football. It had never played football in it’s short life; it was only a coupla months old, WITH NO HISTORY. Its 1st game was against Brechin on 29th July 2012 when it was still called Sevco Scotland, a coupla days after the 5-way was agreed on 29th July. It changed its name to The Rangers Football Club Limited on 31st July so it is irrefutable that the ‘club’ that played Brechin was not a club at all, but Sevco Scotland Limited, a basket of assets bought from the Administrators of Rangers Football Club PLC.
BTW, when King said about buying Rangers FC out of Liquidation it was, whilst farcical for him, the ONLY way to maintain that club’s history, and he KNEW that. He’s a sleekit twat but he does understand SOME things.
I’m in the minority who still believe we can force Res 12 through and who will contribute to that end. However, it’s IMPERATIVE that anyone with similar passion ensures he speaks accurately of events past and present. This is NOT a put-down to you, it’s about accuracy and consistency and the NEED for both if we truly aspire to bring that scum down to where “they belong”
HH
FC not PLC
PS If anyone needs clarity on this I’ll happily answer questions which will be accurate in their entirety from me or I’ll pass them on if I don’t know the answer.

Mike
18 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

Its a post on a blog, the “Declaration of Arbroath” it is not, if I was to forensically investigate all posts on here, I would be on 24/7. That said….
We know that Liquidation is a process, a process that can take decades to finalise and its a pot of gold for the administrators. The Hun administrators have taken around £20 million out of Oldco’s administration, leaving a few shillings for the claimants, shame.
We know that Green pulled a fast one on Whyte swapping Sevco 5088 to Sevco Scotland. We also know that Doncaster, the SPL Board and sub committee and the rest of the 5Way signatories approved the transfer of Oldco *Ranger SPL. share to Dundee and that Sevco the new company that would be re-named *Rangers upon transfer of the membership. (If I remember right they had two memberships, *Rangers still having their membership and Sevco were admitted as an associate member). How can one club have two memberships? Plate spinning tricksters.
There was NO relegation of any of the *Rangers, old or new, Doncaster and his cohorts tried to parachute Sevco into the SPL. and the clubs voted 10-1 to refuse that subsequently, they had to BEGIN in the third division.
The revelations and court cases about *Rangers demise continues to this day, a couple of weeks ago, the Duff and Phelps two, D. Whitehouse and P. Clark were awarded £600K. in costs for being arrested ‘maliciously’ and will probably be awarded millions £9.00 mill. for Whitehouse and £5 mill. for Clark. Imran Ahmed is seeking millions and Green is claiming £20.00 mill. After being awarded costs, it could be safe to assume that they will win their claims and the Scottish taxpayers will be the losers AGAIN.
*Rangers F.C. ‘Scotland’s Shame’.

TicToc
18 days ago
Reply to  Mike

We’re both on the same side here, Mike. I’m just fastidious about ‘anyone everyone’ sticking to the detail of Truth in all this, which, of course, is yet another victim. All happily sanctioned by Peter Thomas Lawwell who’d be the 6th signatory of (what really is the 6-way agreement if he wasn’t so sly.)
“*Rangers F.C. ‘Scotland’s Shame’.”, indeed.
Peter Thomas Lawwell, IMHO, is Celtic’s shame.
HH
FC not PLC

19 days ago

CAPTION

“FFS boys… How many times do we have to tell you , playing on these see saws is dangerous.”

Duncan
19 days ago

This is a national newspaper. One which claims to tell the truth, one which has a definitive role in society to challenge statements such as this one, when there are no facts to back it up.

The Daily Rangord telling the truth?
Thats your best joke all year Ralph

As for…

When the creators of ITV’s hit gameshow The Chase made their questions this week, they wouldn’t have predicted the fallout north of the border.

Them talking about the ITV s hit gameshow creatively making questions up is hilarious given the last 8 years or so of linguistic gymnastics emanating from their Sports Desk starting with Jim Jabba Traynor who stated:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/james-traynor-spl-will-not-be-able-1129166

Rangers FC as we know them are dead. It’s all over. They are about to shut down for ever but not a single person among the game’s hierarchy was open for comment.

The correct answer to Bradley irrelevant’s question should have been of course…

“The Rangers football club does not exist, it is an idea in people’s minds, a myth of continuity. No-one knows what the Rangers football club is, but it has no legal personality,you can only be the chairman of an entity that has a legal personality. Sevco Scotland, and it alone, bought the assets and carried on the business. The concept of the Rangers Institution continuing exists only in the minds of die hard supporters.” Alan Dewar QC on behalf of the man who bought the assets Charles Greene

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

19 days ago

Does anyone know the time frame for Ashley’s settlement being announced.
Imagine 10iar being bookended by 2 liquidations…and NFL….

Robert McGowan
19 days ago

Hoi big yin…. has the shredder at ibrox been repossessed ?

Bognorbhoy
19 days ago

Caption …
No pyro , no party…rave on John donne…

19 days ago

Caption,The Scottish media report on the new Castore barbeque,child friendly and smoke free

pilsbury dough bhoy
19 days ago

Yes Bishop Brennan, the fundraiser for Father Jack’s bail is going swimmingly. Father Dougal is doing a roaring trade at the barbeque.

AntonDeclan
19 days ago

Regarding “…triple relegated…”, it does annoy me when the counter argument (i.e. the truth!) is labelled as coming from just Celtic fans. I know my friends / acquaintances who support Falkirk, Hibs, ICT, Motherwell and Aberdeen all share OUR view! ALL SCOTTISH FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS (apart from you know who!) know what liquidation means and that is how it should be reported! HH & COYBIG!

IcerinkEnd
19 days ago
Reply to  AntonDeclan

Too right! Don’t forget us St Johnstone fans, we know what it means, I fume everytime this gets portrayed as a Celtic ‘only’ issue. Trouble is, we have no voice and if the media say it often enough… One off post.

Cartvale88
19 days ago

Caption

The Buffalos attempts to escape are destroyed by the Establishment.

The media prats are currently overdosing on Deludomol in an attempt to cover the cracks at Ibrokes.
Any positive angle is put on the Wankers, even the Chase is a non-story.

Team should ease past Sarajevo 3-0 tonight

BornCelt!
19 days ago

Obviously Mr Checketts was more than pleased to see the Bhoys, but the look, nearly tears and leapt to his feet when the Lions stood by him, classic!

Caption – And the Celtic Bhoys look for something to do as they wait for the arrival of the Sevconians so they can kick-off the annual anti-sectarian cup. And wait, and wait, and wait… (Not meant to be funny, sickening really and though there are some fine Sevconians I do know, I await the day when the world moves on.) COYBIG, all generations! HH!

19 days ago

Caption: Wean shouts dont stand too close Michelin man coz the tyres are next.

Duncan
19 days ago

Caption
Where in Toryglen
The fire burns true
Oor patriarchal club it never died
But when you hear wee Wullium cry
It will be the zombie men from Toryglen

Rob O'Keeffe
19 days ago

Super Leigh is fit for tonight…oh yes,unlike dour face.
Heard that part of not so SSB last night,nearly crashed the motor(again)through tears of laughter.Guy on panel even stated Tav was playing better because there were no fans to tell him he was crap and a loser.
Report about Officer Tull stated that while carrying a bow and arrow,he was killed by a 16 pounder gun.The Brits(sorry)said it was an accident or even a ricochet……
Caption: I don’t care,this is still safer than going to school…

GreenJoCa
19 days ago

Local kids look on as government officials demonstrate the possible dangers of playing the game “light a shite”

Mickyjd
19 days ago

CAPTION: Galatasaray arrive in Govan with their “Welcome to Hell” ultras

TonyDtic
19 days ago

SFA officials hastily incinerate the 5 way agreement papers to back up the triple relegation claims made by The Chase.

Duncan
19 days ago

For the first time in 8 years the huns welcome the chase

Alan Ryan
19 days ago

Listen Mr Invisible Man, if you dont want to play see-saw, Im outta here !

Village Idiot
19 days ago

Caption. Unable to pay their latest phone bill ibrokes accountants desperately try to contact their Loan Arranger.

Cortes
19 days ago

Many thanks for posting the video of Mr Checketts. And didn’t Cesar strike precisely the right note with his brief tribute!

Sonofcelts
19 days ago

Later, after the TV news about three oil drums full of novochok found burnt out in a playground, the boys said they had seen something odd – the two jakies with funny accents and bad shell suits warming their plums had been drinking vodka, not buckfast…

19 days ago

Today’s diary:
That situation wasn’t helped when wantaway fat bloke with no shame Alfredo Morelos”

Tomorrow’s diary:

“Ralph Malph sacked by Etims bosses after fat-shaming remarks”

🙂

Monti
18 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

He can’t call anyone fat….especially Mike….who is fat.

Mike
17 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Its only blubber, protection from the winter cold, in the spring I shed it and use it for lighting the paraffin lamp.

19 days ago

Caption: The inspiration for Billy Joels new verses (Feel free to add your own) -

"Boris Johnson, Donald Trump,which one is the biggest chump
Food Banks,Tory Wanks, Wall along the border

Ibrox got a brand new club, Virus shut the feckin pub
COVID, Brexit, Statues of the slavers

Black men shot down, migrants left to drown
Hong Kong under martial law, I can
t take it anymore

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

sfa unfit for purpose
19 days ago

Seeking the Truth.
The SNP have a great opportunity to show they take this Disease seriously.
One of their own , the Legend that is Margaret Ferrier ‘ has travelled to westminster , even though she had Covid symptoms , then while in London has taken a test which was positive And then travelled all the way back to Glasgow.
I say legend because back in pre referendum days she gave a totally ludicrous explanation of Scotland’s deficit ( 7.6 billion at the time) and an even more ridiculous description of the Barnett Formula.
Thick would not come close to describing her views at a local hustings.
And after that the good people of Cambuslang voted her in.
Still wee Crankie can show some leadership here , i wont hold my breath.

Duncan
19 days ago

You watching/listening the/to the game?

sfa unfit for purpose
19 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Of course

sfa unfit for purpose
19 days ago

Margaret Ferrier SNP MP for Rutherglen explains the Barnett formula……
”Full fiscal responsibility – what we’re saying is that a modest increase in spending of half-a-percent per year every year would free up money to spend on other things like the NHS, education.
“The 7.6 shortfall is a myth that is being created.
“The 7.6 shortfall is if the Barnett consequentials was gone, which it wouldn’t be, plus the fact that erm, the erm, sorry, I’ve lost my train of thought, erm, the Barnett consequentials will remain in place until……

sfa unfit for purpose
19 days ago

Ferrier went on trying to claim that ther predicted £7.6 billion shortfall would be because of the Barnett formula, not because FFR would mean the Barnett formula being scrapped.
She said:”It will remain in place and that’s where the 7.6 shortfall is coming from.
“So until that goes and we free up money elsewhere and we collect our own taxes from what we get from the Smith Commission as well… so there’s various powers that we’re supposed to get that we haven’t got erm, through the Smith Commission then the Barnett consequentials would be tweaked and eventually we would then have our own tax-raising powers.”

Cartvale88
19 days ago

Are you not on the wrong site?

henkesdreadlocks
19 days ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

He’s a fvckin roaster.

sfa unfit for purpose
19 days ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Im on the wrong site because i criticise a Covid spreader who also is a SNP MP ?

mabozzaRitchie
19 days ago

whose fVcking barnett are you one about?

though to the group stages. yeeeeeeeeeeeeeesss

henkesdreadlocks
19 days ago

That’s some half time analysis on Celtic TV. No expense spared. Saying that, there is fvck all to talk about anyway.

sfa unfit for purpose
19 days ago

Eddy Bhoy

Duncan
19 days ago

Yess Édouard 1-0

Scarman
19 days ago

Thanks to their infallible ability to blend into background, no-one need ever know that Margaret Ferrier had cut through the back of the park on the way to the station.

sfa unfit for purpose
19 days ago
Reply to  Scarman

Winner

Yoker Bhoy
19 days ago

A gaping gulf in class between the two sides and enjoyed tonight’s game a lot more than the Riga one. Should have been three or four nil but patience is always required when trying to pierce a packed defence. A very decent showing during most of the game and some fine stuff from Christie, Frimpong and El Hammed. No-one was really poor toinght withTaylor showing a huge improvement from the Riga match. Big Odsonne was well-shackled for much of the game but started to show a few flashes of his real self and it was great to see him pop up with that vital goal. Looking forward to the draw for the group stage as we could be in for a couple of glamour clashes. Well done bhoys!! HH

BroxburnBhoy
19 days ago

Another win. Another clean sheet and through to the Europa League Group Stage. Nice work.

henkesdreadlocks
19 days ago

Watched the last 20 minutes of the Rio Ave v AC Milan game and extra time. Rio were winning 2-1 going into the last minute of ET when they gave away a penalty. Finished 2-2. Penalties were unbelievable going down to the goalkeepers taking them. Rio had 3 chances to win and blew every one of them. Finished 8-9 with Milan going through, very fortuitously. We are in Pot 1 with some big names not qualifying..

Monti
19 days ago

Caption: Chernobyl Highland games

BroxburnBhoy
19 days ago

Caption: Alfredos wife and her private detective finally succeed

Uralius
18 days ago

“The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.” – Revelations 8:7

BroxburnBhoy
18 days ago
Reply to  Uralius

Superstition brings bad luck – Raymond Sulliman 3000 BC

Uralius
18 days ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

That’s my Caption entry.

Uralius
18 days ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Also I’m drink so took a minute.

Iancelt67
18 days ago

Tough group. Huns fared better

Duncan
18 days ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Pressure makes diamonds.

Iancelt67
18 days ago

Zlatan and maybe Alfredo

1888
18 days ago

After that, “rocket assisted see sawing” into the match was quietly crossed off the list, and never spoken of again.

Duncan
18 days ago

Anyone questioning the accusation of institutional bias in the BBC should go check out their “Highlights” editing of last nights game.

#Hunbelievable

18 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

It shows 1 Sarajevo attack and 4/5 Celtic ones, including, obviously, the goal.

What’s the problem with that?

Duncan
18 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Missed out efforts from Duffy,Christie and Frimpong late on

Monti
18 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Missed a few efforts?
You have missed about 30 seasons ya clown!

Duncan
18 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Paul The Dim ☝

Mike
17 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Dunkin Donut ^

Duncan
17 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

The Brown Warrior

It has been said…
Duncan make the grass grow
Sure only if yer in the know
But first ye huvty let the pish flow
Hitch up a scraper furra trector tae tow
Pumped intae a spreader noo engage P.TO
The wee hours of the morn n Mike’s on the go
Straight tae the pastures the chains spin n throw
The sweet aroma of detritus the wind doth’ blow
That’s me I’m done can I now go

BroxburnBhoy
18 days ago

The Europa Cup draw on paper looks tough and that said none of the other teams are what they once were if they were anything at all. Will be a good group and a few good games coming up.

Duncan
18 days ago

Those who have made quite disparaging comments about Greig Taylor’s ability at Celtic might want to review his performance both as a defender and as a wingback during last nights game.
Also bear in mind when doing so that he never arrived at Celtic a wingback,he spent his entire career at Kilmarnock as a traditional left back and so therefore wasn’t required to make overlapping runs the full length of the park,take men on AND deliver a cross.
It was always going to take time for him to both develop those skills and the fitness and stamina requirements that now enable him to do so.
These two roles although starting from the same are of the pitch place very different demands on a player.
His crossing is improving weekly as is his ability to overlap for 90 minutes.
He is more Izaguirre than Tierney like from a starting point and it is going to take yet more time for him to improve certain aspects required to be a recognised wingback.
He had a very good game last night in both departments ie defending and attacking.
it is probably the most difficult job in a modern side like ours who spent much of our time on the front foot as he has responsibilities on the defensive side to take into account that players in other positions don’t.

Duncan
18 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

area’

malcolm docherty
16 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Well said

TicToc
18 days ago

Interesting to read on Phil Mac’s site that Res 12 is far from over.
A new Resolution being submitted for this year’s AGM by the Res 12 guys.
It seems to me that EVERY Celtic supporter, worldwide, should get behind this and force out the Truth, and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. All/any fraudsters involved should be subject to the Law and also removed from football, sine die, regardless of their current affiliation/position in Scottish football.
I’ll happily pledge my 100+ Celtic shares and £100 on top towards the cost of Legal representation as/when required. Of course, if/when the case is proven in a favourable way, then costs should be awarded against those being held to account and hence the financial pledge may cost one nothing.
Either way, I’ll pledge that stated above.
Is anyone at eTims in a position to arrange, say, a register of pledges so as to offer support to the Res 12 guys?
This cannot and MUST not be allowed to die.
HH
FC not PLC.

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