Celtic Diary Thursday October 29: A Lille Opportunity ?

The title only works if you say it in French with a spanish accent, but you’re clever guys so you’ll get the idea.

 

France goes into lockdown tomorrow, which is not becuase their covid situation is any worse than that in Britain, but becuase they have a government that gives a shit.

 

Hopefully, Celtic will be in and out of there with a result, a clean bill of health and a support a lille more optimistic about the rest of the season.

 

Every year supporters plan an away day in europe, or two, depending on their work and financial situation, and Lille, the fourth biggest city on France, sounds like as good a place as any to go to, especially if you are into history.

 

Among notable periods in the history of the city are the first socialist leader, Gustav Delory, and at that time was also one of the first to provide proper rest and recreation facilities for workers.

 

Leisure activities were thoroughly organised in 1858 for the 80,000 inhabitants. Cabarets or taverns for the working class numbered 1,300, or one for every three houses. At that time the city counted 63 drinking and singing clubs, 37 clubs for card players, 23 for bowling, 13 for skittles, and 18 for archery. The churches likewise have their social organizations. Each club had a long roster of officers, and a busy schedule of banquets festivals and competitions.[   

 

63 drinking and singing clubs. Oh, for an afternoon in the autmun sunshine trying to find them all. In a city that apparently is home to 110,000 students.

 

It would certainly be lively. Under normal circumstances.

 

 

Lille is in Flanders region, which bore the brunt of the two major European conflicts last century, and no doubt had another glasgow team been drawn to play them we would have had some sort of pilgrimage organised by now, though thats not to say our own support wouldn’t have paid their respects.

 

But, as it’s nearly poppy time the British Legion will be gutted that the Ibrox mob aren’t over their resplendent in the old opium plant showing how much thanks they give for the slaughter of a generation at the whim of imperial masters on both sides.

 

Of course, poppies can be dangerous, as this image shows, when an outsized super patriotic poppy crushed its wearer in a Scottish seaside town,

 

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The football team , Lille Olympic Sporting Club, have an interesting history, and a word of caution for those who rate Marcelo Bielsa, who has performed wonders at Yorkshire cloggers Leeds United…

In March 2017, Lille appointed Marcelo Bielsa as new manager of the club. In November 2017, Bielsa was suspended by Lille following an unauthorized trip to Chile with the club lying second from bottom on the table again and only managing 3 wins from the first 14 games of the season.[7]  

 

He was sacked in December of that year.

 

Current boss Christohe Galtier then began the long haul back to respectability, and currently the team lie second behind PSG, on gal difference, unbeaten after eight games.

 

Scared-Face - David Meade

 

 

Which gives Neil Lennon a tremendous opportunity to rebuild his sides confidence after what has been a tricky period, because lets face it, Celtic cannot possibly be expected to travel to France and beat a side curently flying high in the French top table.

 

Is our season about to turn around ?

 

No idea, my knowledge of their football team is exactly the same as most of those in the media who are paid to write about it.

 

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But what I, and countless other non hysterical supporters will be looking for is an improved performance, a little more confidence and adventure in the side.

 

As long as we don;t take a Rodgers style tanking, a good performance will suffice, and the result doesn;t really matter.

 

For probably the first time in half a century I’m more interested in domestic results than European glory, and these games should be used to practice shape, pace, passing and anything else that needs a bit of work.

 

Above all, let them play without pressure, let them try to rediscover their hinger for the fight, and their belief in themselves and each other.

 

I don’t know enough about Lille to pinpoint their dangermen, and won’t fall into the trap that the mainstream media does of copy nd pasting other peoples opinions, but there is one thing I do know about them… and you do…

 

Timothy Weah confirms Celtic loan has ended prematurely, will miss Scottish  Cup final

 

He’s by no means a regular, but could make an appearance at some point in the game. Weah was, of course, on loan at Celtic for a while, and lets just hope he doesn’t decide to show us what he is capable of.

 

 

Neil Lennon revealed that he has ahd a heart to heart with Shane Duffy, who has been feeling the heat a little as Celtic fans have shown him all the patience and support that all new players need, for the best part of an hour or so, and he must be wondering why he bothered , especially when one wag described him on Twitter as the most disappointing thing to come out of Brighton since a smiling and unharmed Margaret Thatcher in the eighties.

 

If Lennon has a particular strength though, its the experience of being at Celtic for around twenty years and given what he has faced, we can be assured that the talk will have been of use to the likeable Irishman, and maybe he will settle.

 

If he stops trying so hard to be so good he’ll be much much better.

 

It musty be a little bewildering for him to finally play for his favourite club, and not have the famous support behind him at matches, but all he gets is grief on social media.

 

Lighten up, he’s only been here five minutes, and isn’t the first centre half to take time to settle…

 

Elliot, Paul - Pics - The Celtic Wiki

 

 

All in all, the time for shouting is over, and maybe the lack of passion shown by Lennon on the touchline is that as an experienced manager who knows his players, he knows that simply will not work.

 

Whatever course of actiuon he has undertaken to put things right will become evident tonight and on sunday, when Celtic play last years cup semi final with Aberdeen, a side who could well be in for a bit of a hiding given the hurt that is undoubtedly being felt at Lennoxtown.

 

But for now, lets just try to get a bit of enthusiasm and confidence back, both on and off the park against Lille, and start to put this season back on track.

 

And for fucks sake, bring everyone back free of the plague, and ready to roll.

 

 

Yesterday, we had this…

 

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 20 hours ago

Caption….” Who was driving?”
” Think it was some guy called Neil Lennon..”
” Aye, that wont be the only car crash he’s involved in this season.”  

 

Ach, if you can’t laugh what can you do ?

 

 

Today..

 

A quickfire question first…is this card aimed at one person or two ?

 

 

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And todays caption competition is based around this image…

 

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Mike
27 days ago

Dear Authors,

Another great Diary, is it time to switch of the mic. and to p-p-p-pick up the pen? Yes, I’m referring to you Hector and Monty, no need to mention the ‘D man because he’s far to good, damn it.
Another Celtic legend, one who needs no introduction.

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Mike
27 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Lille Mix’s.

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Hope we can deliver the ten for THE 10.

Mike
27 days ago

That’s a great call. I was reading of all the team wearing the number 8 on their shorts to celebrate winning 8INAR. in September 1973. Then, to mark the sad passing of Jimmy Johnstone the team wore the number 7 in tribute to Jinky at the 2006 League Cup Final trophy presentation. How fitting it would be for all the players to wear the number 10 on their shorts, in Tommy’s memory,if – when we won the Title no 10 INAR. I cannot think of a more fitting and deserved tribute for a truly great Celtic legend.

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Mike

That would be perfect.

Monti
27 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,
Twists & Turns with the best football ever produced as well.
The Fifa Tango Rosario

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Twas a great ball. I had two of them.

Mike
27 days ago
Reply to  Monti

😉

Duncan
27 days ago

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Bognorbhoy
27 days ago

Caption
Right here’s that windae let’s show that Harry Worth how it’s done

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

That’ll go right over the top of many.

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago

How that clown ever got on telly I’ll never know.

That was his only trick! 😀

BornCelt!
27 days ago

Caption – And Grif’s ex and current girl await patiently as a third arrives in the Glasga’ rain as Leigh makes his way excitedly to meet and greet after baging another hat-trick at training and is eager for more. HH!

BelfastBhoy
27 days ago

Excellent diary today and I agree Europe is a mere distraction.

I’m a Ireland season ticket holder and I’ve see big Duffy play regularly and he’s a great defender and will come good.

Some of the abuse that he gets from ‘Twitter Celtic’ is ridiculous. The same can be said for our serial winning manager. Just a reminder for those who seem to forget:

Player
* Scottish Premier League (5): 2000–01,[9] 2001–02,[9] 2003–04,[9] 2005–06,[9] 2006–07[9]
* Scottish Cup (4): 2000–01,[9] 2003–04,[126] 2004–05,[126] 2006–07[9]
* Scottish League Cup (2): 2000–01,[9] 2005–06[9]

Manager
Scottish Premier League (2): 2011–12,[86] 2012–13[126]
Scottish Premiership (3): 2013–14,[97] 2018–19, 2019–20[128]
Scottish Cup (3): 2010–11,[84] 2012–13,[91] 2018–19
Scottish League Cup: 2019–20[129

We’ve played some of our worst football in a long time, with numerous first team players missing (and who has forgotten the Boli incident?!) and we’re still only 6 points behind with a game in hand. Despite the media frothing at the mouth we’ll come good. Sad to see Kris Commons join Champagne Charlie and Andy Walker in the haters club.

Tonight is going to be a good test but the league is the priority.

BJf
27 days ago
Reply to  BelfastBhoy

Very much of the view the domestic trophies, hell no just the league will do, for this season. Ralph you are right an improved performance but iced 90 minutes, confidence sure. I thought Duffy would complete the jig saw for this season, he hasn’t become a bad player but an unsettled defence and the horrendous injuries haven’t helped, did it all really go wrong when we lost James Forrest?

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  BelfastBhoy

Your input is gladly welcome it’s like farting against thunder in here at times which is dare I say Ironic given it was Lenny who brought back the thunder.

Some seem to have forgotten this.

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Here we are again. What’s to say your right and others are wrong? Respect the opinions of others. Others that put their hard earned into the club no matter what. You run about this site fire fighting on behalf of your opinion. Give it a rest. If this goes (and it’s looking increasingly likely) pear shaped, I hope I’m wrong, but if I and many others are correct, then the retributions will be swift and far reaching. No hiding place for those who shoulder the blame, just as it should be..

Monti
27 days ago

He can’t help himself, it’s cringeworthy garbage.
He in his own words yesterday ” The end”
Then starts the day with ” some on here “?

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Monti

I actually started the day with “Good Morning Wake Up And Be Awesome “

But hey let’s not let actual fact get in the way of a wee childish moan.
Some doesn’t mean all and it certainly couldn’t be classed as inflammatory.
I could have resorted to the terminology I’ve received recently but then that would make me a hypocrite- see The resident expert on hypocrisy for clarification on that.

He should be along some time soon to give a prime example of it.

Sfa unfit fot purpose
27 days ago

Respect others… From the abuser in chief…… Priceless

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago

Creepy character right enough. Pathetic troll.

27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

He did bring back the thunder but had long lost it before left the last time.

Rodgers brought the Full House notices, waiting lists etc that Lennon has inherited.

Will he maintain or squander that?

One things sure, simply posting irrelevant historical stats won’t cut it.

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

I’ll post whatever I want whenever I want.
Even more so when I read the unsubstantiated pash flowing in here.
You’ve never like actual facts getting in the way of opinion.

Brendan also brought Lies,Deceit and Disloyalty to the Club
He will be remembered more for that than any trophy by most.
Charlatan.

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Big Don Gazpachio
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Here, Duncan Disorderly, take the advice from Ralph’s leader today and go and have a lie down, you’re making a complete fool of yourself and the more you post the deeper the hole gets.

Ask the Missus if she can return your Action Men for a few weeks or if she wants to play Barbie to your GI Joe …

I know the latter is very doubtful seeing as you spend every minute of the day chasing yourself and other posters around on here but it’s worth a go, mate, give your old Tango Rosarios a bit of a swing instead of getting them kicked repeatedly like you do on here every day yet inexplicably keep coming back for more.

Duncan
26 days ago

Nah I think I’ll just carry on showing the clown shoes up for what they are.
You keep hoping though sweet cheeks Xx

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

You own clown shoes too?

How fitting!

Are those part of your seduction routine too or are they just part of the day job?

Duncan
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Patters drying up already you should go grab a wee bowl of soup Luigi

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Hahaha, IVe heard it all now, a fvckin British squaddie telling a lifelong die hard Tim to go eat soup!

Why don’t you go eat cake, ya Queen loving halfwit clown?

YOU signed up to ‘serve’ her, mind.

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago

Take Ralph’s advice and go for a wee rest, squaddie.

Youre losing it big time on here and you’ll lose a lot more again if you try to keep this shite up with me.

Duncan
26 days ago

It would appear the perma rage has set in 😀

Duncan
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Why don’t you go eat cake, ya Queen loving halfwit clown?

Don’t mind if I do Luigi

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Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

I’ve no idea what Permarage is, mate.

Is it your new haircut that you’re unhappy with?

Duncan
26 days ago

Perfectly happy with it T

Monti
26 days ago

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Duncan
26 days ago

You appear to be afflicted by the same delusions as the ETims Mafia.
Ive had their Tango Rosarios on Keepy- Uppy for about 5 years now.

I’m guessing you are already aware of that.
😉

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

It’s your own Tango Rosarios you need to worry about, mate.

Ask your Missus if you can have them back.

Ask nicely mind.

Then you might have something better to do with your days.

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago

That’s the problem with guys who sign up to serve the queen …

They’re looking for a replacement mistress with every wumman that comes into their lives.

And you’re no different in any way, soldier.

So just you keep munching on yer carb filled queen cake, son.

Maybe one day you’ll grow up enough to see the difference.

Duncan
26 days ago

I joined for personal reasons the queen have nothing to do with it.
Adventure,purpose,challenge and a trade.
Away and chase yersel hen.

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Adventure,purpose,challenge and a trade.’

Yet here you are today …

You signed an oath to Lizzie, squaddie.

Nothing else needs said.

Duncan
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

You don’t sign an oath you verbalise it.
I may or may not have completed that particular task 😉
Being a proud Irish/Scot there are limits you know.

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

You swore allegiance to the queen.

Good old ‘Irish/Scot’ that ye are …
You wore her crown on your crown so, again, nothing else needs said.

Monti
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Wrong again, Brendan will be remembered for the standards he raised at the club, the football his teams played & the way he made players better.
AND for the way he left.
Brendan Rodgers is a top class manager we were lucky to get.

BornCelt!
27 days ago
Reply to  BelfastBhoy

I was jumping for joy, the same as most. We wanted superman to ensure the 10 and then to our horror realised some of the green dye in the hoops contained kryptonite! Sure Shane will come good, but needs to play his game and stop trying too hard, he obviously has a wonderful heart and is too determined, if that makes sense! He’ll be celebrating come May with the rest of us! HH!

pilsbury dough bhoy
27 days ago

Caption:
Nobody is social distancing. The worst culprits are those two sets of identical twins

Iljas Baker
27 days ago

I don’t agree European football is a distraction. That’s simply another way of saying you’ve thrown the towel in as far as European football goes this season. A draw tonight would be fine though.

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Iljas Baker

A performance is what is needed the result is secondary.
As we start to see the trickle of players return to the first team I’m fairly confident that the performances will improve as will results.
I cannot have been easy for Barkas to step in behind a consistently changing back line,the same can be said for Duffy who has had two young kids on his right for the past couple of games and whilst these kids have plenty ability what they do lack at times is experience and awareness.
Big Duffy could do with a trademark Towering header hitting the rigging in Lille.
It would do his confidence some good.
I think Bitton in there will also help him as Niro is a calm as you like in defence.
It will also be great to see Édouard and Griffiths link up again soon as they had clicked towards the end of last Season.

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Again, the new party line. Performance rather than result.It’s a results business and a loss is no use to anyone. Fvck me, how far do you want standards to fall when you accept loss with a shrug of the shoulders? Pathetic.

Duncan
27 days ago

In Europe away from home against better opposition than what we generally face domestically performance must come first.
As we have seen all too often in Europe teams are far more clinical and will punish both profligacy in front of goal and lack of concentration at the other end.
These two factors have cost us both on the European and Domestic front this Season already.
So for me Performance first tonight result second.
This side will be no mugs.
I dislike defeat as much as the next guy but I also accept that it is part of the game.
How you react to defeat is as important as winning in my view.

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

If this mob are up for it then we will be lucky to survive a hefty defeat.
If the manager gets it right and that means setting the team up properly from the off and playing for 90 minutes, not the 20-40 minutes we’ve been witnessing all season, then he can do no more, but if we have 45 minutes of disjointed go nowhere football, then clearly nothing is being absorbed by the coaching staff. Only time will tell.

Duncan
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

@Andy
Hacing watched the performance last night it has to be said there was much improvement and the result probably was a fair one in the end given their dominance of the ball and chances created.
I thought Bain was excellent last night with one or two wee wobbles but on the whole the defence looked more comfortable with him behind them.
I thought Duffy and Ajer looked more comfortable as a pairing and in the first half in particular did well.
Both Fullbacks were decent but Laxalt is clearly a cut above what we have at the Club and I would go as far to say he may be as effective as Tierney time will tell.
I think sitting in and playing the counter game was the correct decision by Lenny and the shape definitely helped in that case.
Hopefully we kick on now as our key men return to the squad.
Hopefully Ajer will be back soon it looks like he decided not to risk it further judging by the way he walked off.
Anyone who has had a proper groin strain will know what I mean by that.

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Agree to an extent but Duffy gives me the fear. Groin strain and a really bad hamstring injury are horrendous.

Duncan
26 days ago

He does me too at times but there is a player in there he just needs to calm down and concentrate on getting the basics right.
I have some sympathy for him having to drop into an unsettled defence from the get go.
Never done a hammy but I have had a groin strain.
He seemed to get off the Park quite quickly without too much issue.
I think we can definitely go into the Dons game with a bit more confidence and belief.

Mike
27 days ago

Champions League football is crucial to Celtic. It used to be the only thing that the board demanded from the football department. If we don’t achieve the C.L. Qualifiers, then it means that our best players are sold and we go on a downward trajectory. You just have to look at the PLC’s Annual results to see that, the past year and beyond to know that qualification is imperative and that is why Lawwell sits on the European clubs board, to get the low down a heads up on what’s coming. If only he would stick to the administration of the club and remove himself from the football department, stick to what he does best. IMO Celtic would markedly improve if the football department was run by only football men. How often have I watched good performances but Celtic never won the points, too often to count. In the bigger picture teams are never remembered for good performances, only on winning titles and trophies.

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike, there is no doubt he is the biggest problem to the club. Yes he has a business brain, but surely he has to accept that spaffing tens of millions on guys that rarely play, disappear on loan, then eventually slip away elsewhere for hee haw, kind of contradicts this super duper, one in a million, lucky to have him,CEO.
He is presiding over these purchases with what seems very little input from what should be the most important person at the club, the manager. Quite frankly, spending at the level we did in the summer (and the jury’s still out on every single one of those acquisitions) kind of worries me, a lot. Another six months of this and the club are in the deep stuff. Wages must be at their highest level since O’Neill and I would imagine wage cuts/deferments must be on the radar pretty soon. He’s not as clever as some seem to think.

Monti
27 days ago

Henke,
A very interesting take on things you have here, a broad range of experience showing through.
Not so much Mike 🙂

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Monti

I see the devil is in you today my son.

Mike
27 days ago

Must be pished.

Mike
27 days ago
Reply to  Mike

I look at him in wonder (Lawwell) how could he ever be CEO. of Celtic FC.

Duncan
27 days ago

Wages must be at their highest level since O’Neill and I would imagine wage cuts/deferments must be on the radar pretty soon. He’s not as clever as some seem to think.

  • Operating expenses including labour decreased by 7.3% to £80.5m (2019: £86.9m)
  • Operating expenses including labour decreased by 0.2% to £86.9m (2018: £87.1m)

Wages were at an all time high under Rodgers.
You may remember me pointing this out at the time regarding having no challenge Domestically etc etc.

Heres a tip:
Rather than imagining that something is a fact why not simply go and check the facts before making a comment?
You know like Ralph does with his Pash Stained source 😉

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

You’ve not seen the 20/21 figures and you dare lecture me. Really, Big Don is right. You’re continually digging a hole for yourself that would make the Great Escape look like a worm hole.

Duncan
26 days ago

WTF are you going on about?
The latest Accounts released 3 Days ago were my point of reference.

Announcement of Results for the year ended 30 June 2020
SUMMARY OF THE RESULTS
Operational Highlights
Financial Highlights
– Group revenue decreased by 15.8% to £70.2m (2019: £83.4m)
– Operating expenses including labour decreased by 7.3% to £80.5m (2019: £86.9m)
– Gain on sale of player registrations of £24.2m (2019: £17.7m)
– Acquisition of player registrations of £20.7m (2019: £6.2m)
Profit before taxation of £0.1m (2019: £11.3m)

2018
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Operating expenses including labour increased by 14.1% to £87.1m (2017: £76.3m)

There is another window before the next set of Accounts anything could happen.
You can only go off what is not what might or could be.

Clueless

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Listen Mr copy and paste. 20/21 is what I was referring to. Just because it’s not in black and white doesn’t mean I’m clueless. It’s obvious there will be a large increase in player wages.

Duncan
26 days ago

There is another window in January any player sales would offset wages.
Until you know the figures it’s purely speculation as to how much.
As per usual putting figures up to outlines what is actual fact is dismissed in favour of supposition.
I put these things up for visual reference so that those who cannot understand a set of Accounts can at least look at the key points.
Would you rather I just took a screen grab and posted a pic rather than copy and pasting it let me know as I am easy either way.
Andy

BroxburnBhoy
27 days ago

Interesting and thoughtful. What would you do? Who would you replace Lawell with and with what set of objectives and budget? For that matter who would replace Lennon and with what set of objectives based on the financial reality of today and the fact we are in the SPL?

Mike
26 days ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Me, I would replace him with someone honest, someone who only has Celtic’s best interest’s in mind, someone who does’nt tell lies at a Celtic AGM. by saying that he never knew anything about the secret agreement (5Way) that governs the judicial protocols of Scottish football, to his own clubs disadvantage, but was in fact the recipient of the agreement. Someone who would not side-track the Res.12 bhoys who were honest in both finding out and alerting him to the cheating of the dead club and who led them down a cul-de-sac. Someone who would follow the ethics of the clubs founder Brother Walfrid, There are thousands of CEO. available, thousands, of honest accountants. His time should be up.

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Very well put, Mike.

Is honesty too much to ask given how much we’ve been cheated down the decades?

And now our own head man involved in it, lying to the support on behalf of the Hun?

To keep the Old fvckin Firm going?

They we’re called the OF for a good reason …

It was because they really did work together to ensure a sharing of the spoils.

And as far as I can see only Fergus made the difference since Walfrid’s dream was taken from him and moulded into exactly what the money makers wanted, the perfect way to divide the downtrodden Irish, both Catholic & Protestant, of Scotland.

And Peter & Dermot have shown repeatedly that they’re more concerned about a ‘strong Rangers’ than they do about a strong Celtic.

‘We’ve lost 10 million a year over this (liquidation of Rangers).’ – Peter Lawwell, 2012

So fvck European ambition, let’s just get any kind of ‘Rangers’ back in the league, eh, Pete?

Even to the point of lying to our own shareholders..?

Well, obviously.

And that’s all we need to know.

Duncan
26 days ago

That’s the most sensible thing you’ve written yet.
Spot on,

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

No it”s not, Duncan.
It’s just the only thing I’ve written that hasn’t taken the piss out of you.
And that’s why you like it.

But ta anyway.

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

I think Mike answered that better than I ever could.

Monti
26 days ago

Which is a surprise at his age!

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike
Here is the main reasons Peter Lawwell is the CEO

2020 Profit £100,000
2019 Profit £11.3m
2018 Profit £17.3m
2017 Profit £6.9m
2016 Profit £0.5m
2015 Loss £3.95m
2014 Profit £11.17m
2013 Profit £9.74m
2012 Loss £7.37
2011 Profit £100,000
2010 Loss £2.13m

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

More importantly though here is the main reason he loves being the CEO

Annual Accounts 2017 (Page 23)

  • Service Agreements Executive Directors
  • Chief Executive
  • Mr Lawwell’s service contract commenced on 25 October 2003.
  • It continues subject to twelve months’ notice by him to the Companyor by the Company to him. With effect from 1 July 2016, Mr Lawwell was entitled to a bonus not exceeding 20% of basic salary, determined by the Board having regard to applicable performance criteria and such other factors and/or circumstances as the Board shall consider relevant. In addition, given the importance of the Chief Executive to the consistent and successful performance of the Company in the medium to long term, the Board determined that the Chief Executive shall participate in a Long Term Performance Incentive Plan (“LTPIP”), the purpose of which is to link the continuing service and performance of the Chief Executive to performance targets which have the objective of improving Company performance, the football performance of Celtic FC and generating shareholder value. The Remuneration Committee was satisfied that the awards set out in the table below have vested for the benefit of Mr. Lawwell during the financial year to 30 June 2017. The vesting criteria determined by the Board are: (i) that the participant is employed by the Company at the end of the relevant vesting period; and, separately, (ii) that Celtic FC qualifies for and participates in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in the applicable financial year. The initial vesting period for the LTPIP is from 1 June 2016 until 31 December 2018

Results of this:
2016
Salary £575,429 Bonus £406,751 Benefits in Kind £17,380
Total £999,560 (£999,264 in 2015)
2017 £1,150,000 Bonus Now Salary Benefits in Kind £17,411
Total £1,167,411
2018
Salary £1,150,000 Bonus Now Salary Benifits in kind £17,729
Total £1,167,729

LTPIP Bonus is below

Long Term Performance Incentive Plan (“LTPIP”)
Given the importance of the Chief Executive to the consistent and successful performance of the Company, the Board determined that the Chief Executive shall participate in a Long Term Performance Incentive Plan (“LTPIP”), the purpose of which is to link the performance of the Chief Executive to performance targets which have the objective of improving Company performance, the football performance of Celtic FC and generating shareholder value.
The criteria for the LTPIP to become payable as determined by the Board is that Celtic FC qualifies for and participates in the group stages of the UCL in the applicable financial year. In order to receive payment the participant must be employed by the Company at 31 December 2018. Awards under this arrangement accrue in each applicable financial period and are paid at the first appropriate date following
31 December 2018.

Very nice work if you can get it 😉

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Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

2019
Salary £1,161,500 LTPIP £2,370,153 Bik £17,373
Total £3,549,026

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Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Of course you can simply ignore all of this as I’ve chosen not to attend games and used to be a British Soldier so it’s probably bollox anyway 😉

Bgbhoy
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

You’ve not been to a game since long before he was C.E.O. You are just hiding behind that to be honest

Monti
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

” used to be a british soldier “?

Oh momma oh momma comfort me…..

Duncan
26 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Yes just like Bg’s Grandad used to be a British Soldier
I’m in good company apparently?

Mike
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Yes, as the puller of the purse strings, he – they, do keep the club safe, no argument there. But, how can we determine without going into the lurid details of his involvement in the 5Way and all his Res.12 deflection and lies, thereby giving the imposters a helping hand, that aside. Various managers over the years have complained about his obstruction in player purchase and players arriving that the managers knew nothing about, or, his delays in bringing in the players that same managers wanted, all that aside. His refusal to bring in players on time i.e. before CL Qfrs. How much has all of that cost the club? Many millions would be my estimate, but of course we will never know the true extent of the millions that Celtic would have earned, because erm we never qualified. So my argument is that by bringing in a football qualified person, to run the playing side (team), coach’s etc. would have generated much more income than what we have achieved under his involvement in the playing side.
Another, separate argument would be his involvement in unsuitable managers, his and of course the largest Celtic shareholder. DD.

Mike
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

I did reply, but…

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Mike

I know it’s getting a bit tedious…God only knows how those posts made it through

Monti
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

The result is never secondary, you can’t have players taking the field & thinking, if we play well it doesn’t matter if we lose?

Monti
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Ajeti will partner Edouard, if you lifted your ears a wee bit higher, Neil Lennon confirmed that.

alzyerpal
27 days ago

Caption- After dying a death at the notorious Glasgow Empire theatre, Harry Worth attempted to hang himself in Buchanan Street.

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago

Caption……..

Following the coronavirus pandemic and in an effort to support local businesses, Glasgow District Council launch their new multi million pound poster advert that they hope will divert shoppers from online purchases and drive footfall to the City’s well kent shopping streets.
Going under the catchy but simple headline it proclaims ‘Glasgow’s Miles Wetter’.
Renowned advertising gurus Saatchi & Saatchi would not comment on the new campaign when we contacted them, but we did hear several minutes of laughing, sniggering and what sounded like champagne corks popping.

Humpty Numpty
27 days ago

Caption. After a long and miserable spring Glaswegians wildly celebrate the first day of summer.

27 days ago

There’s no doubting Lennons history of winning things, both as a player and manager, BUT that cannot and should not guarantee his future. Opinion is definitely devided, but more and more of us are basing that opinion on recent actions, selections, tactics ,performances, and all round attitude, application and professionalism, and it’s no where near acceptable, fitness levels look way off, motivation is low, so how long do we allow for aw this to change, 2 games, 2 weeks, 2 months, because time is something Celtic and Lennon dont have, so although i believe he should already be gone, surly 2 more poor performances or defeats has to spell the end….COYBIG

Rebus67
27 days ago

Here is a thought. Why should we not expect to do well in both Europe and domestically? That is what happened last season. Why should we round down our expectations now?

Other teams manage to cope with the double whammy of competing in Europe and domestically. Once you start hoping for less, that is exactly what you get. Next it will be the cup…it does not matter, only the league.

This is Celtic we are talking about here, not one of the other Scottish entrants in the Europa who, usually, get dumped out in the qualifying stages.

Just a thought,

Rebus

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Rebus67

I’m sure it was big Jock that said if you played well in Europe, domestic football took care of itself .

Monti
27 days ago

Henke,
What Mr Stein said was ” If you build a side to compete in europe, Scottish football would take care of itself”.
You are excused for getting a little confused at your age.

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Same difference.

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Rebus67

We did build a team for Europe and it did fairly well last Season but unfortunately it’s been ravaged by the transfer window,Covid and injuries.
lineup
Celtic v Lazio

FORSTER
ELHAMED- BITTON 83’
JULLIEN
AJER
BOLINGOLI – HAYES 85’
BROWN
MCGREGOR
CHRISTIE
FORREST
ELYOUNOUSSI – ROGIC 66’
ÉDOUARD

Subs Not Used
GORDON BAYO BAUER SINCLAIR

SOLD ,MOVED ON or LOANED OUT
COVID or INJURIES

rebus67
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Duncan,

With the exception of Foster, the team should be able to weather these losses. Ajeti, Duffy, Barkas, Turnbull have been added. Klimala and Soro should be bedded in by now. This team should be challenging in Europe.

Rebus

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

@Rebus
Are you being serious?
Wow.

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Rebus is always serious, mate.

It’s you that owns the clown shoes.

Monti
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

There you go again ” wow ” because someone has an opinion not of your liking?

James
27 days ago

Caption

Two old women reflected in a windae pish wet through show the Celtic defence a far superior back four.

Morto
27 days ago

Caption: And wan day I’m gonna buy a fitbaw team and they will be great. Away yah daft maroon balloon.

Monti
27 days ago

Daughter-” Mum did you bring the masks ”
Mum- ” Dr. Shipman said it’ll be fine, i’ll only be in five mins “

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Sick bassa. though I had a fair old chuckle.

Monti
27 days ago

It wasn’t me it was my other account….cough.

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Careful now the fun Polizia will be clamping you for that …

Monti
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

I know a couple of brits who got clamped, they got a lift tho.

27 days ago

“As long as we don’t take a Rodgers style tanking”

Sigh.

Here we go again.

Those tankings were in the CL against the crème de la crème of European football.

The only tie that I think Rogers lost that should have been won was against AEK.

Compare to Cluj, Copenhagen and Ferenvaros in the past year alone.

We were papped out of the CL qualifiers in the 2nd round (3 rounds from the end of qualifying).

You’d be carted off if you suggested that Lennon will be going up against the likes of Barca or PSG anytime soon.

R.St.Parsley
27 days ago

Caption:
“Look at thay two ugly bints in that mirror, Senga!”

Duncan
27 days ago

Caption
Quick Sadie in here that durty cvnt Morten Harket is behind us he’s been stalking me fur months

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

No you’re mistaken Senga , it’s that creepy weirdo, who’s unfit for purpose.

sfa unfit for purpose
27 days ago

Respect eh

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago

I have respect for everyone on here, even Duncan, but you, nah, I don’t take kindly to a trolling creep.

Duncan
27 days ago

Me a lonely drug dealing,cvnt,Brit barsteward,loft dwelling fantasist hun who salutes the queens picture above my piled up collection of scud/commando mags?
I’m blushing now.
only one thing could wake me from this confused state…
Thumb doon fannybaws

sfa unfit for purpose
27 days ago

So to correct your comment , you Don’t have respect for everyone on here.
I have respect for everybody , even a split personality bully as yourselves.
Respect

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

Aw diddums, gonna tell your mammy?. Creepy troll.

sfa unfit for purpose
26 days ago

Respect

sfa unfit for purpose
26 days ago

You will have to open more accounts so you can get your score up

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

Aye, right you are Duncan.

sfa unfit for purpose
26 days ago

Interesting way to respond to comments.
Open new accounts , then talk to yourself , Fascinating .

Obviously the sign of a very healthy mind.
Is your soup cold ?

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

Creepy troll.

sfa unfit for purpose
26 days ago

Creepy would be talking to yourself with multiple personas.

Nurse

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

Careful troll, your beginning to sound like Monti.

sfa unfit for purpose
26 days ago

When you say Troll out loud , are you Always looking in a mirror ?

And what face do you see ?

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

You are the archetypal troll. You just won’t give it up and that means you’re a little sad and majorly creepy.

sfa unfit for purpose
26 days ago

Respect

Voices

sfa unfit for purpose
26 days ago

 
Lol you just trolled me on a question i asked Ralph yesterday …. Either you can’t help yourself or its the medication.

Or maybe you are getting confused with all your personalities you just can’t keep up with what you’ve said , and to who.

Confused troll dot com

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

I’m pretty comfortable in my own skin, and sadly mental health issues are very prevalent into today’s world. If you find comfort in poking me with a stick regarding the state of my mental health then crack on you sad tosser As for medication, fortunately it’s something I never require. Maybe the odd paracetamol but that’s about that. As for your continual inference that I am posting under different accounts shows me that your lack of comeback explains how limited your pea brain is. You’ve gone all in with your mate Saiz/Duncan and you’re making an utter fool of yourself.

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

Posted a reply to your pathetic observations but it has got lost somewhere and I can’t be arsed re-posting………creep.

sfa unfit for purpose
26 days ago

Lol you just trolled me on a question i asked Ralph…. Either you can’t help yourself or its the medication.

Or maybe you are getting confused with all your personalities you just can’t keep up with what you’ve said , and to who.

confused troll dot com

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

Another thing. A post you directed at Puggy on yesterday’s diary wasn’t very respectful was it?

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

@MortensDreadedlooks

You stalking him/me?

Cartvale88
27 days ago

Caption
Here’s that wee whinger that works for the Daily Wanker coming over, ignore her Collete.

Puggy67
27 days ago

Caption: It’s all very well saying change the street names because it’s all after yon slave traders but whit would reputable companies that trade here like Nike, Gap and Disney make o’ that?

sfa unfit for purpose
27 days ago

That caption picture of Buchanan Street has been photoshopped , there is not one poly bag hat in sight.

JimboH
27 days ago

Caption…
Glasgow in all its summertime glory.

H.H.
Fc not Plc
Stay Safe.
It’s still out there.

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago

I’m liking this new guy that’s on, Big Don Gazpacho. More power to you fella.

Duncan
27 days ago

He’s almost family…

Big Don Gazpachio
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

If you knew who I was family to your gaters would be jobby catchers, squaddie.

Squelch Squelch

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Gazpacho is Spanish.

Duncan
26 days ago

Gazpachio isn’t though.
He could be dyslexic I suppose.

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

And you’ll never know.

Duncan
26 days ago

Big Don Gazpachio

 1 hour ago

If you knew who I was family to your gaters would be jobby catchers, squaddie.

Squelch Squelch

You dining out on your family?
Ironic

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

No, mate.

I’m taking the piss out of you wearing yer jobby catching gaters.

Duncan
26 days ago

It’ll not be the first time you did dine out in the family name though eh BG

Like I said I never swore an oath to any Queen bud yer Grandad certainly would have the King.

Say hullo tae Lurgan ya fud.

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Is this this ‘Permarage’ you keep talking about, Duncan?

It’s not very becoming of a man who was once in Her Majesty’s Idiot Service now, is it?

Cos our Grandfaither’s never had a choice, squaddie, they were conscripted up and sent to war like it or not.

But you DID have that choice.

And you chose to swear allegiance to the Queen & Crown, thereby making you an agent of the British State.

You had the choice, soldier boy.

And you chose wrong.

sfa unfit for purpose
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

AHH Thats who Ralph’s picture of a christmas card is about ..!

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago

Duncan! 😀

27 days ago

Ask stevie g if he’s going into the game tonight to get a respectful performance? FFS its getting worse.
He would be out there wanting to win. You see this is how far the tables have turned., and for those of you who have been going on and on about covid injuries etc deep down you know we are not the team you say we are, out loud.
No matter the formation no matter the players at his disposal he gets it wrong.
I see Lazio being quoted Forster saved us from a helluva beating that night.
So tonight is important dont be ready with fuckin excuses if we get humped accept what is happening and get to the solution quickly.
Ohh and COYBIG

27 days ago

Ask stevie g if he’s going into the game tonight to get a respectful performance? FFS its getting worse.
He would be out there wanting to win. You see this is how far the tables have turned., and for those of you who have been going on and on about covid injuries etc deep down you know we are not the team you say we are, out loud.
No matter the formation no matter the players at his disposal he gets it wrong.
I see Lazio being quoted Forster saved us from a helluva beating that night.
So tonight is important dont be ready with fuckin excuses if we get humped accept what is happening and get to the solution quickly.
Ohh and COYBIG

Barkas -private pilot
27 days ago

Maybe premature but Celtic looking good especially Ntcham

Barkas -private pilot
27 days ago

Gooooooooaaaall. What a fucking goal

Duncan
27 days ago

ELYOUNOUSSI 1-0

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Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

28’

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

2-0 ELYOUNOUSSI assist FRIMPONG

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Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

32’ first goal assist from AJETI who had one goal chalked off and blazed a second chance over

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

We are currently losing 4-0 on corners.

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Penalty Lille
BAIN SAVES

Duncan
27 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

BARKAS Sighs

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Cause it was offside.

Big Don Gazpachio
27 days ago

YESSS!

Big Don Gazpachio
27 days ago

Ya fuckin dancer!

2-0, get in there!

Big Don Gazpachio
27 days ago

2-0!

Duncan
27 days ago

You on dial up?

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Nah, wind up, mate.

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

Hahahaha.

Big Don Gazpachio
27 days ago

Quality save, big Bain!

GOYBIG

Barkas -private pilot
27 days ago

Our season begins bring on the fucking Huns. Great football Celtic. And getting the rub of the green.

Monti
27 days ago

So far every man outstanding, more like the Celtic we all know & love.
Only half time & a long way to go but excellent so far!

Duncan
26 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Counter attacking seems to suit us in Europe.

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

That should have been the set up against the huns.

Monti
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Yeah maybe we should have played counter attack v Ferencvaros.

Barkas -private pilot
26 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Agree Monti. Defended well their goals where deserved albeit scrambling why the fuck moi shat it for a hat trick is beyond me. He takes it wide when a clear shot is on. But much better. Fighting performance. Bain and Laxalt the pick of the bunch. Thought Ajeti put on a really good shift. Duffy better. We are going to win this league. Fuck the Huns

henkesdreadlocks
27 days ago

Superb. Right set up, right line up, but Duffy? Oh dearie dearie me.

Cartvale88
26 days ago

Referee is a bit of a comedian, however the team are a team tonight. As for Duffy he is like a young boy, enthusiastic, but impetuous. As for the moron that is commentating he is bealing that Celtic are 2-0 up

Duncan
26 days ago

Bitton on for Ajer (Groin)
Thank goodness we have a defensive midfielder handy to step in (albeit recovering from Covid) and play CB

Ironic

26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Sad but let’s see what happened after you posted this.
8 minutes later goal 10 after that 2-2.
Really get a grip. The guy tries his best will never be a centre back no matter how hard they try to make him 1.
So watch players with your eyes m8 not team sheets or stats.

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Suits his agenda, but doesn’t see the bigger picture Jimmy. I’m afraid your fighting a losing turgid battle.

Monti
26 days ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Jimmy,
There’s no point m8

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Very true, lads, but Spunkin Duncan will never give up.

It’s hardwired into these squaddies brains that you keep head banging the wall no matter how much it hurts.

They can’t help it.

Even donkeys know when enough is enough.

But no squaddies.

All those ‘challenges’ went to their head.

And not in a good way either.

Duncan
26 days ago

Édouard on for Ajeti

Duncan
26 days ago

2-1

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Looks like it’s you on dial up, private.

Duncan
26 days ago

2-2 Deflection

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago

Duffy needs resting, he’s a heart in mouth bomb scare.

Oddly enough, one of our posters knows all about that stuff too …

Puggy67
26 days ago

Disappointing way to earn a desirable point but the team showed the grit that is sorely missing from the colostomy bag collective on this forum. Well done St NFL and the Bhoys. Newnames GTF.

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

Well done Bhoys and that is a collective well done, big Ajer going off was a killer. Finally 90 minutes played with a real purpose. If Moi had just shot right after they got their first it would have been game over.

Duncan
26 days ago

Others meanwhile can only fantasise about such things.
Anyhoo looking forward to watching this on CTV later.
Good result at a tough place.

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Monti
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

I thought you said the result wasn’t primary?
Interesting you change direction after the result, surely you would have pointed to the performance first?

Anymore skip ups & we’ll be calling you Steve G.

Duncan
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

@Montildo
The game isn’t on until 11pm I’ve only listened to the Audio from CTV so how could I possibly comment on a performance I haven’t yet seen?

You appear to struggle with the finer points I see.
A draw away to a decent side in Europe is a decent result hopefully the performance matched the result.
I’m away now to watch it so I’ll bid you(s) a very good night.

Arrivederci Erchie

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

Wait a second …

Didn’t you just tell us earlier, Duncan, that you refuse to buy into the corporate circus of the PLC?

Yet now you tell us that you have Celtic TV?!
That you pay money to these corporate vultures feeding off our club for this low quality service when you can watch it on a stream FOR FREE?

Talk about fvckin hypocrisy!

You need to get your priorities right, soldier, you seem to have lost them somewhere along the way.

Duncan
26 days ago

Yes my BBC license fee covered it.
Oh the irony.

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

You pay the BBC licence fee?

And that covers your Celtic TV?!

Well, good for you, Charlie!

You must be the only man in history whose licence fee pays for Celtic TV!

What other tricks did they teach you on the streets of Ireland?

How to dismantle chocolate bars without getting the cream all over your fingers ..?

henkesdreadlocks
26 days ago

Hahahaha

Duncan
26 days ago

I don’t pay a License fee as I opted out several years ago and that fee covers CTV
Well there was this trick where you put on an actual uniform in accordance with the Geneva Convention go out in broad daylight and face whatever was coming your way head on regardless of the consequences.
Granted that trick wasn’t for everyone over there but hey ho when you have the Mitre Mulitplex’s to do so.

Barkas -private pilot
26 days ago

They’re not bad but not great. We should have won this. Lennon too defensive second halF. Moi had glorious shooting opportunity but takes wide shat it for the hat trick

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago

Thats the first solid performance we’ve seen all season, Duffy apart.

Mo should’ve won it but we’d have taken the point before kick off.

Agree on Laxalt but I think we all agree, mostly, that we should have two central defenders rather than trying to force two defensive midfielders to do the job they weren’t cut out for.

Barkas -private pilot
26 days ago

Duffy played well. Give the big paddy a break. His heart is huge. He’s fucked up but he played with Irish character. Let’s embrace this man. He has a part to play. Hail fucking hail.

Barkas -private pilot
26 days ago

Wise comment. To me our season started tonight. The fight was missing tonight every man fought like lions not the Lisbon category. But at least it’s a sign that’s in them proud man. I love Celtic so much so I see a turnaround we will get that 10 in a row monkey of our back and I see it as the beginning. If we stop this misery that’s holding us back. I believe this cohort may flatter to decieve and really push on to be a club that reminisces the club we crave for. If not. I’m a Celtic man for life we will be up there again because we are an institution like no other

Monti
26 days ago

Big Don,
Spot on, i couldn’t believe Moi didn’t shoot from the edge of the box immediately after they scored.
Still, overall i’m a happy Fenian tonight!

Big Don Gazpachio
26 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Accentuate the positives, Monti.
They might be all we have left.

Barkas -private pilot
26 days ago

Laxalt is a gem

Barkas -private pilot
26 days ago

Cmon poznan

Barkas -private pilot
26 days ago

We played well. Hope for us. Duffy was ok. Penalty was a joke I love Celtic. And Neil may turn this around young welsh one for the future. We fought that’s all we want. 10 in a row. Fucking Celtic I love you with every cell in my body. Keep that fight up. It’s in your DNA I predict an auspicious season we needed this.

TicToc
26 days ago

Having gone 2-0 up tonight, 2 great goals for Moi BTW, we should’ve won that game.
Schoolboy defending cost us AGAIN!
But I s’pose it’s a point.
The ref was a fucking disgrace almost all night too.
Bain was excellent, except for one spilled ball, just needs a defence in front of him.
For me tho’ we need to get a fully fit squad and concentrate on THE TEN which will take a bit of doing if the League’s called early which is most likely.
Still we’ve History to make and we’ve got the players.
Come On You Bhoys In Green.
HH
FC not PLC

TicToc
26 days ago

FFS, “Awaiting for approval”, 1st fucking comment? WTF?

TicToc
26 days ago

FFS, “Awaiting for approval”, 2nd FN comment.
It’s a FN joke, but a very poor one!

TicToc
26 days ago

The Xmas card is a financial drive by the Ludge to bolster their coffers.
It’ll be a sell out, just like Res 12!!!!!!!

sfa unfit for purpose
26 days ago

Hope Ajer is not injured.
Last thing we need.

Some good play tonight.
Let the positivity flow….

BelfastBhoy
26 days ago

Such a shame we didn’t keep the shape and momentum from the first half. Plenty of positives. Great to see an almost fit squad. Eddie and Nir back. Just hope Ajer is ok. Possibly time to give Duffy a break. The big guy has just been thrown in. Possibly start Welsh/Nir instead against Aberdeen.

Some players just seem suit European football. Moi was outstanding. Laxalt work rate is phenomenal.

Barkas -private pilot
26 days ago
Reply to  BelfastBhoy

Disagree. Duffy was good and it wasn’t a penalty. Lennon went into his shell and should’ve gone for the kill. Too cautious with tactics in the second half and overestimated them.

Monti
26 days ago
Reply to  BelfastBhoy

BB,
Agree with you m8, we were good tonight & the way the game was going i think a draw was fair enough.
I expected a heavy defeat tonight so was pleasantly surprised to go 0-2 up, Lille are a good side tho.

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