Celtic Diary Thursday February 4: Chickens Come Home To Roost

This season is one we are likely to try to forget as soon as possible, and yet had we not made such an arse of it, on and off the field, it could have been so different.

 

Each will have his own opinion on when it started to go wrong, and the day Neil Lennon was appointed manager will probably be the agreed point of no return, but there’s something else we neglected to deal with that has probably had a far greater effect behind the scenes than anything else.

 

And we’ve seen a couple of examples of it in the last couple of games featuring the swashbuckling newcomers at Ibrox, and their associates in officialdom.

 

We’ve long since accepted that the refereeing community is either incompetent or corrupt. In the past I’ve tended to favour the bloody useless angle, and suggesting it could be reformed for the good of all.

 

The reality seems to be, however, that the status quo will continue, as it suits everyone, everyone but Celtic that is, and the other clubs as well, but if they don’t like it, they lose the blue pound… and they need that more than we do, even if our board doesn;t seem to think so.

 

Back at the start of the season, with ten in a row still a possibility, and the threat of extinction hanging over Ibrox, and all the fuss that would create, referee Kevin Clancy declared;

 

“I can absolutely guarantee you that the referees officiating in the Premiership know exactly what’s at stake this season. 

 

Of course, he wasn’t asked to elaborate, or to explain who had told them exactly what’s at stake this season. 

 

What was at stake ?

 

Ten in a row is the obvious answer, but no one considered out loud what ten in a row would mean for “rangers “, which would almost certainly be administration and liquidation.

 

With a fanbase already having committed millions, questions would surely be asked how they ended up millions in debt again, and a third entity would have been very difficult to get off the ground.

 

With that in mind, did Celtic’s board decide not to go for a high profile manager , instead of Neil Lennon, as it would have drawn attention to Scottish football, and that UEFA investigation-or, indeed police investigation-that everyone fears ?

 

Paranoid ? History has proven we weren’t paranoid enough.

 

Expanding on that idea of complicity, why didn’t Celtic protest when players were subject to assaults on the park without punishment from referees, or even the most basic of protection ?

 

The most significant revelation, to my mind, which led to a perception of bias in the refereeing community was when John Beaton was pictured after a Celtic “rangers ” game in a bar which was claimed to be his local and a haunt of an ibrox supporters club.

 

That should have resulted in Celtic protesting, that should have seen Beaton removed if not from the referee list, but certainly all games involving his favourite club.

 

Instead, we got a media frenzy about how he had received death threats and so on, fuelled entirely by a press release by his old school pal Andy Newport at the Press Association, which we covered in the diary at the time.

 

Beaton was the victim, despite ignoring several breaches of the rules by “rangers ” players, and cunningly breaking up several Celtic plays.

 

That was back then, and this last week or so has seen Alfredo Morelos receive a retrospective ban for an offence the referee missed, when he went on to score a winning goal, and last night Cedric Roofe thought he was being sent off for a brutal challenge but received a yellow.

 

Two games, two narrow wins, bith of which should have seen them playing with ten men,

 

This season, their top scorer is their top scorer due to penalties and free kicks, and yet they have not had a penalty awarded against them, even though offences have been committed.

 

 

Now, all of this might point to sour grapes, to the fact that Celtic have been so bad that its our only excuse to blame referees, but facts are facts, and its how they are interpreted that matters.

 

 

Celtic should have called this out from the beginning, when the side were winning everything in sight. Lawwell was clearly reluctant to bring any sort of attention to what was going on, and he must have had his reasons for that.

 

Not particularly good reasons, as we now have a situation where one team feels it is above the law, and bearing in kind they are still allowed to trade under the same name, location and brand as an entity that collapsed owing millions, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised.

 

By allowing their crimes of the early part of the century to go unpunished, or even recognised, Celtic have prepared the way for their own collapse.

 

Knowing that they are up against a community of referees who will not protect them, and will always favour an opponent makes it difficult to do their job, and of course, when they don’t get results, they get pressure from the support.

 

Maybe the pandemic has added to the need for another club, that club, to win the league and access Champions League money simply because without it they will fold.

 

Our own media, certainly the sports section, are delirious, not necessarily over the prospect of a new champion, but of the possibility that “rangers ” now have a chance to stay in business, and prying eyes will stay away from the game, which if they did look would cast a terrible light in their own ability to do their jobs.

 

However, there is one thing that might blow the whole thing open, as serious journalists outwith the laptop loyal ponder the pay out of over £20m to two guys claiming malicious prosecution when the original club was sold.

 

There can be no justification for such a payout, unless it has to be divvied up among others…..

 

 

As we said at the time when David Murrays empire crumbled, there was much more than a story about a football club going under to be told, if anyone had the balls to look for it.

 

The ten years or so they spent in the “wilderness ” will seem like a low price to pay compared with what they should have faced.

 

 

And they want us to pay for this shite ?

 

Our own board have been negligent in more ways than one, and losing our grip on the championship trophy is down to much, much more than simply poor team management.

 

If we’d really wanted to win this league, we’d have at least tried to do so.

 

 

 

 

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BJF
2 months ago

I am still in the referees are incompetent bracket, but only just. The case for the conspiracy theory grows. I think Sevco going the way Rangers did was always a bit unlikely. Wealthy bluenoses realised too late they could have saved their club. They should have phoned Fergus.
Gerrard and his concern about consistency, well he got that with Alfredo and Roofe. If another of his players is cited he is going to look a right tit. Shades of Souness talking about hammer throwers, takes one to know one.
I hope we get a coach in with no association with Celtic but not one should ‘knows that the shirt means,’ God what a useless cliche. Just a really good coach, who invests in tactical nouse, has contacts snd a reputation to attract good players, is his own man and is seeking to build his reputation further on an upward spiral not have one more good pay day.

Funkyy
2 months ago
Reply to  BJF

Marcelo Bielsa..disciplinarian, tactical nouse, attack minded manager with plenty of experience. Took the Chilean national team out of the doldrums and qualified for World Cups. He disciplined first team players for breaking curfew etc. He has no favourites. He left them with a team that the next manager was able to win Copa America with twice!! He left because he sussed out and didn’t trust the guy who bought his way into being head of the Chilean FA. He warned folk, they didn’t listen and guess what..he was bang on, the guy is now a “protected witness” of the FBI hiding out in Miami or somewhere close, in the USA. He was involved in shady money etc just as Bielsa had warned the football authorities before he resigned.
My point being Bielsa won’t take shite or work for a Peter Lawwell character who interferes in his running of a team. He’s got Leeds into the Premiership, but I’d love him to be Celtic’s manager..ye can dream.

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  Funkyy

‘He warned folk, they didn’t listen and guess what … he was bang on’ …

There was a Bhoy going round the Celtic blogs a few years back telling everybody who this board really were, a ‘gang of parasite Masons who are tearing our club apart from the inside out’ I think he said but nobody listened to him either as all they wanted was ‘The Ten’(sic) but as he told them and as we can all see now, he was bang on the money back then tae.

I wonder what he thinks of it all now, now that he’s been proven right over & over again every waking day that this car crash of a season continues.

charlie
2 months ago
Reply to  BJF

the whole ae scottish fitbas corrupt and always has been only huns dont admit that

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  charlie

So every other fan knows but still spends 666 quid to be conned every year?

You & Monti should apply for MI5 the gither, charlie …

Jist tell them Logic’s yer speciality.

SteveNaive
2 months ago

Basically just a violent assault from Roofe. Surely Davidson, the manager, has to call that out ? Yet a comment from Gerrard and a campaign against Michael Stewart’s comments by the unhinged may see Brown face retrospective action ( he won’t). Deflection. You are correct, we have allowed it for years but with nothing to lose ( this season) could Celts not really go for it now ? A continuing disgrace.

alzyerpal
2 months ago

Since ‘our’ Club are so addicted to the ‘Blue’ pound, let’s leave them to it and starve the game of the Green pound. No away support, no attendance at SFA tourneys, plenty of us not buying season tickets or Celtic FC merchandise etc. Show Desmond and his Board who the really important fans in Scottish football are.

henkesdreadlocks
2 months ago
Reply to  alzyerpal

That’s all The Celtic Football Club & Apathetic Coy Ltd deserve at this juncture.

Frank McGaaaarvey
2 months ago

I see the point you are making but, let’s face it, we could have had Paul the Tim reffing the hun games and we would still be miles behind thanks to our shocking incompetence at so many levels.

TonyB
2 months ago

Scottish football is finished as a competitive business. It has as much credibility as professional wrestling. The huns and their ilk and the compliant media seem quite happy with this, preferring to indulge in willing suspension of disbelief than engage with uncomfortable reality.

They are welcome to it.

As a Celtic supporter, I would not thank you for trophies than had been gained illegally dishonestly or corruptly, nor indeed would I continue to support a club which was part of this corruption.

Enough is enough. What sane person would play cards in a game he knew was rigged from the start?

To paraphrase Jim Morrison……This is the end.

Frodshambhoy
2 months ago
Reply to  TonyB

Was thinking this and now seen it as a comment on CQN. I’m sure it will happen:

A red card or two and penalties against will happen in the remaining games of the season once the league has been won, or all but won.
 These things “even out over the season”, and all that.

Frodshambhoy
2 months ago

I don’t see how this malaise can be put down to incompetence. Virtually all bad decisions, and let’s face it they are really bad, favour one team. If refs were incompetent the errors would be spread around more evenly.
How is this a yellow
https://mobile.twitter.com/sjfcnews/status/1357069625364803585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1357075208390197251%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es3_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fvideocelts.com%2F2021%2F02%2Fblogs%2Flatest-news%2Fbbc-scotland-do-their-best-with-roofe-cover-up%2F
On the plus side my cousin reckons that the St Johnstone player was lucky not to get sent off for diving.

TicToc
2 months ago

Brilliant Diary Ralph, brilliant. The scheming, fraud, corruption and all throughout Scottish football is criminal and absolutely sickening and Celtic PLC is as culpable as anyone.
I haven’t watched a game for weeks and have no intention of changing that. I just wish I’d warned my wider family not to shop at Celtic PLC before Christmas.
Sickened, absolutely sickened.

highseastim
2 months ago
Reply to  TicToc

I have a mate who is a season ticket holder who is convinced that this was all a big plan from Lawwell and Co. to keep the huns alive, as the OF is too big business to let it go under.

charlie
2 months ago
Reply to  highseastim

cmon dae yer mate a favour and sign um in

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  highseastim

Your mate’s absolutely bang on, Hst, as Lawwell proved it when he said ‘ This (Sevco’s s starting in the bottom leagues) has cost us 10 million a year, and also his part, howvere ‘silent’ or not, in the Five Way Agreement, which you should take a look at for yourself and which you, Charlie, should also take a look at.

Then it might finally hit you why we’re so angry at these cvnts and why that anger does NOT make us ‘a Hun’ as your daily paranoid ramblings on here keep stupidly alluding to.

2 months ago

I make no apologies to use this blog to make a point as it may have got lost in the 2020 AGM for.

Resolution ELEVEN at that AGM technically laid the 2013 adjourned resolution to rest but that was because Celtic stated they would engage with the relevant authorities.

On what you ask? The full application of the bloody rules by the SFA!

This was in response to shareholders statement that a game where rules were abandoned by SFA could not be considered a sport and, this is key, tickets to watch should not be offered for sale until some assurances were given to supporters of fair application of the rules.

The rules that were abandoned by SFA were those relating to the Judicial Panel Disciplinary Tribunal that the SFA Compliance Officer put a case to of non compliance with UEFA FFP in 2011. by Rangers.
That judicial process was abandoned by SFA in May 2020.

Why? Here the plot thickens, because of a clause in the 5 Way Agreement that required any matter arising involving Oldco and Newco had to be dealt with by the Court of Arbitration for Sport – CAS.
The SFA decided not to go there in May 2020 for unknown reasons , possibly that CAS would question the football lawfullness of the 5 Way Agreement itself.

The problem arising for Celtic is that to engage with SFA on the matter of the 5 Way Agreement and rules abandonment, the SFA’s defence will be ” Peter, you accepted it in July 2012 when you had the opportunity to question.”

It is clear therefore that Celtic find themselves in a bit of a blind but PLs departure should,if Celtic have any sense, not only distance themselves from the 5 Way but do what is absolutely essential to Celtic’s survival and that is insist on a review of SFA processes that will result in the changes Celtic need to assure their paying customers that they are not being asked to pay for a rigged game.

The CST having bid farewell to Res11’s predecessor have stated under Res11 they will monitor Celtic’s process of engagement which is most welcome given their growing numbers.

However if you want to watch an honest game, before you pay a penny, ask Celtic when they will engage on their 2020 written commitment to shareholders to engage with SFA on completing the abandoned non compliance charges in 2020 and all other matters about rules only seeming to suit one club, where the 5 Way Agreement set the precedence.

charlie
2 months ago
Reply to  Auldheid

auldheid tell me a can trust the trust and al trustem the trust should say we are takin the cheats awe the way and ile put ma families shares ehind thum but if ye canny trust the trust ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// jeest for clarification wer any yoos guys invited intae thur clique

Cartvale88
2 months ago

The problem is in fact Celtic, time after time we have seen players being assaulted, broken jaws, cheekbones and recently Frimpong assaulted by the animal in the last Old Firm game. For some reason no one makes a comment it is as If they should know their place. Supporters are up in arms about the two recent assaults by Sevco players, but it has always been the way in good old Scotia. Over the years you have had Wharton, Davidson, Dallas, MaDonald and the current crop of cheats that allow the Establishment club away with anti football, including our great sports reporters. Think a manufactured story about Brown assaulting a Killie player, a true fantasy, but Roofes tackle, was an accident or a coming together.
Lawell has got away with a con on the supporters, also his acceptance of all things Wanker is proven. It was only because DD was riled at the semi we got the Brenda, the issue is that CFC accept this behaviour and never criticise or demand proper regulation.

2 months ago

Scottish football is now one of, if not the most corrupt league in the world, off the record government influence on the suits and money men to facilitate the resurrection and survival of sevco at all costs is what’s happening, they were petrified of massive civil unrest if Celtic won the 10 and the huns went under. Celtic didn’t lose the league this season, they never had a chance of winning it from day 1, the wheels of stop the 10 were being put intae motion as soon as Rodgers left, DD and Lawell are complicit in every stage 9f Celtics collapse this season because it’s what they wanted, Lennon is a patsy, and hes played it perfectly, his complete incompetence is exactly what Lawell needed, add tae that the shambolic recruitment policy in several transfer windows, all overseen by Lawell himself. The top financial people within the Scottish football industry new they needed the blue pound, the old firm cash cow had tae survive, and allowing the huns the league this season, and an easier route tae the CL was a price certainly worth paying, the game in Scotland has never been more corrupt and rigged as it is today, weve been sold out by our own board, the enemy within has cost us the 10, I’m done with it all…TAL

jpm88
2 months ago

” If we’d really wanted to win this league , we’d have at least tried to do so ”

What an indictment on our club ; yet a suspicion a few , myself included , have had a) from the ” shower scene ” post 2019 SCF to b) the ever growing “bizarreness ” of this season .

The problem is though , fans facing up to or even countenancing that possibility are then faced with a terrible dilemma : carry on supporting ( despite maybe having witnessed a virtual re-run of the 1919 World Series ) or , feel compelled to walk away .

Maybe just easier to put it all down to plain old ” incompetence ” ….- if you can .

2 months ago
Reply to  jpm88

Followed the Res12 campaign and the progress through all the AGMs and witnessed the silver bullet comment and Lawwell’s lie…. Sick to the back teeth of this rigged corrupt game and will not help finance it anymore …If anyone pays another penny to Scottish Football, as is their right, then they have NO complaints of how the administration of rules and refereeing are conduct….on the other hand by withholding of the Green Pound will over a relatively short period bring the house of cards down and a new beginning based on fair play for ALL Can happen…The Blue pound alone will not save the current corrupt status quo…
DO the Celtic support have the will to bring about change?….I would doubt it…going by the lack of awareness of Re12 Within the wider support…But they should be clear about what they are paying for…..and can have no complaints…

Nitram
2 months ago

This is so much generalised, unsubstantiated pish. Ooo the big bad refs are out to get us. Total nonsense.

LimeGreen Bhoy
2 months ago

We had the chance to reform the refereeing and disciplinary processes but didn’t do it because we were desperate to get the “old firm” back.

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  LimeGreen Bhoy

The happiest men in Scotland right now are those in the Celtic boardroom.

And they’re laughing cos now they’ve got their ‘Old Firm’ back, their ‘10 million a year’ along with it, a divided hate filled Scotland under the Masonic cosh for evermore …

Whit’s no tae like ..?

2 months ago

“Its lennon, stupid.”

All this delusional pish that’s its all down to external forces, Machiavellian referees and governing bodies etc.

Its not, this fustercluck is down to one man and one man only, the one that embarrasses the club on a daily basis and refuses to leave unless he’s humongously rewarded for his failure.

Referees, SFA etc are there (and they are always there) and can’t stop Celtic winning leagues and cups when we have a good coach (fuxake at the moment a barely competent one would be a massive leap forward).

Properly sort ourselves out, start winning again and then start challenging from a position of superiority.

We’ve got to stop normalising the lennon catastrophe, otherwise we’ll be doomed to repeat it eg staying on next year or Brown stepping into a coaching role and then caretaker and permanent manager in the future as “he knows the club” and other similar BS.

Its early February and talk is now turning to when the Huns can win the league, will it be at Celtic Park in March etc. I assume this means we’ll match them point for point until then, in which case we might avoid them winning it here but not in a good way.

Normally, at this time of year, all our thoughts would be turning to (love 🙂 and) when we would win the league. This isn’t simply a bad season, which would be missing out on another Treble, CL Group and EL KO narrowly. Even missing out on the league by a point or 2 would have been considered very disappointing through to almost catastrophic, given all of our in-built advantages. We are miles and miles behind that and yet a significant number of fans think we’re simply having “one bad season”. We all know that history repeats itself when you don’t learn the lessons of the past and we’re on the cusp of doing that.

This is the only thing that should be focussing the mind right now and all distractions to paint lennon other than what he is and excuse his appalling mismanagement needs forcibly resisted.

TonyB
2 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

I don’t recall anyone saying that its ALL down to external forces; there are serious internal factors at play as well, including an inadequate incompetent manager and an uninterested penny pinching board.
This obviously should be dealt with hopefully with a root and branch clear out.

However it is disingenuous to believe that there are no external factors at play.

Scottish football is corrupt from top to bottom including officials administrators and the media, and unfortunately the apparent collusion of the Celtic board, all of which is set up to favour one club.

To pretend otherwise is a delusion of Trumpian proportions.

2 months ago
Reply to  TonyB

I mention this in the 4th para so no delusion here.

The delusion I’m warning against is the narrative that lennon has simply been ‘unlucky’ and “its one bad season” rather than a catastrophic failure.

Yes, righting those other wrongs, which have been there for decades, may have gained 1 or 2 extra points this season but a competent manager would have produced 20+ more points.

Trump seems a good analogy for lennon, in that they both see their failures to be caused by external forces and nothing to do with their own incompetence.

An “inadequate incompetent manager” sounds like we’re on the same page but I think many others are still in denial of that fact.

R.St.Parsley
2 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

I thought I saw a useless twat a-managin’ oor team
I did I saw a useless twat, it wisnae a bad dream.

BroxburnBhoy
2 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

I agree the manager and team has failed miserably at playing football. That is why we are where we are. The refs the SFA etc have been at it for years and we know it, we simply kept beating them on the field. there is no difference in the football authorities from then ill now. The difference is we have allowed a better squad of football players to somehow play so badly that we make others look good.

TonyB
2 months ago

Following my earlier post and the news that Albian Ajeti, who looks like he might be coming on to a game, is to be fitted up re simulation with a view to at least a 2 game ban, and that Roofe’s potentially career ending assault is not to be dealt with further, I put this to you all……….

You are invited to join in a card game which you know beforehand is rigged.

You join in nevertheless..

You inevitably lose your shirt.

You complain about it afterwards.

Whose fault is it? And furthermore what does it make you?

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  TonyB

And the ‘mate’ who brought you into that card game knew it was rigged beforehand …

What does that make him?

Puggy
2 months ago

The Ajeti decision. The big guy hits the deck and every wee fud for miles sees the opportunity to stick the boot in. Over the next few months a generation of the peeple will rise like eggy farts to take their kick at us. The establishment of the resetablishment of the establishment. There’s only one answer. Be better. On and off the pitch. Feck Lanarkshire refs and SFA masons. Just be better on the park and the rest will follow. Our day is now.

2 months ago

Celtic didn’t so much as lose the league this season, more they were never being allowed tae win it, regardless. Scottish football is becoming one of the most corrupt leagues in the world, i firmly believe off the record talks, and pressure from the Scottish government have take place with the money people and people with influence within Scottish football, to facilitate a way of stopping Celtic winning the 10 and thus forcing sevco into administration and liquidation, this itself would have caused civil unrest on a massive scale amongst the unclean and unhinged blue parts of society. The wheels were put in motion 2 year ago tae hault Celtic reaching the 10, and the Celtic hierarchy were complicit from the beginning, the blue pound and the old firm cash cow had tae be saved. When Rodgers left the perfect opportunity arose for DD and Lawell tae start the wheels in motion, firstly find a patsy, Lennon was perfect, they new he was a yes man, they new hed tow the party line, and Lennon played it perfectly, his absolute inability tae be a success was their for everybody tae see, yet he got offered the job in the shower, now tae make sure Lennon would definitely fail, a shambolic recruitment policy would be implemented, and who better tae oversee this shitshow than Lawell himself. Now the SFA would also be able tae play their part by the usual route, the men in black,, when sevco look like their struggling then penalties awarded and reduce the opposition tae 10 men, sevcos name was on this league before a ball was even kicked, guarantee them the league, and allow them a good crack at the CL and their financial security and survival is assured, we’re watching a rigged corrupt sport, we’ve been sold out by oor own board, the enemy within as cost us the 10…Personally I’m done with it….TAL

portpower
2 months ago

That is 2 games and 3 red cards overlooked by 8 officials involved in sevco FC.

Why is there no immediate consequences towards Crawford Allan regarding; poor decisions, results, standards, conduct and behaviour?

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

*sevco FC fixtures.

TicToc
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Port, when I can easily comprehend you, you’re a Great Mhan. Of course, you’re a great mhan anyway whom I ‘occasionally’ struggle to ‘ken’. (It’s my ignorance, not the lack of your brilliance’)
I’m guessing you weren’t ‘made’ in Oz
Your recent comments are 2nd only to SE Aussie Red, which I’m told is sold as Port to your neighbours? Anyway, cobber, don’t look down on my
Regardless of that, IMHO, you’ve always been a great and humourus past

Fukkin make sense of THAT……I just fell off the ‘wagon’…….again……If only we’d signed McGinn, a Grandson of another McGinn, A nailed-on Tim McGinn…..and Peter Thomas Lawwell fucked up YET AGAIN. If he walks free from CP within the next 7 days, no salary, no bonuses, no shares…..I’ll just about accept it. But he wont, and neither will I.
Lawwell, you traitor. You scum. Worse than a hun (as we expect it of them)
“charlie”, fuck off wi’ the “he’s from a housing scheme, he’s a Tim”, he’s proven the opposite.
He’s a duplicitous bean-counting scumbag.
Bear (excuse that as I use it as a Verb) in mind the Freemasonry/Catholic misinformation.
Lawwell’s a mason, and therefore no longer a Catholic; The masons accept Catholics, the RC Church does NOT accept masons (although it’s been proven all kindsa bishops etc. have been found out as masons and not even dismissed, due to the duplicity of RCism.
Don’t fall for the ould shite, Eire could’ve been the 1st True Socialist state on Earth but the Catholic church would lose out…..the people of Ireland lost out as did the human race…….now a race to the bottom as right-wing scum rise and rise, and the Catholic church will be intae that too. Fukkin hypocrites. SEE IT FOR WHAT IT IS!
BTW, this’ll be going for ‘confirmation’. Can I trust it’s NOT by a biased practicing catholic?
Ah, I’m hurting. My wife sleeps upstairs whilst my love has been torn asunder.
LAWWELL, YOU BASTARD, YOU SHOULD BE DRAGGED OUT SCREAMING AND BAWLING AND HUNG DRAWN AND QUARTERED AS HISTORY DICTATES FOR TRAITORS. YOU BASTARD.

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Because he’s a Mason.

Why else?

Paranoid celt
2 months ago

That’s one thing I can 100% agree with. We were never paranoid enough. I actually can’t believe there’s celtic fans out there that thinks refs are just incompetent.

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  Paranoid celt

It’s because if they allow themselves to admit how they’re being cheated they’d ‘burn down the ground’, as Jock Stein said.

TicToc
2 months ago

“They’re hangin’ men an’ women for the “Awaiting for approval”

Oi met with Napper Tandy and he shook me by the hand,
He said “how is the eTims, and how do they stand?”
I said, it’s a most distressful website,
The worst ye’ve ever seen,
They’re banning clever comments,
Even from the Bhoys so Green.

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  TicToc

Gday TicToc, its not all beer and skittles lately.

Keep (up) The Fulminations.

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

If one heads up the other one stays back at fullback. 90 minute schedule from midfielders but it is known to weaken time.

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

There is no way they know what footed all is. If no.

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  TicToc

Not only banning comments
But banning posters too
For having the temerity to ask
’ETims!
Who owns you?’

R.St.Parsley
2 months ago
Reply to  TicToc

I met with Bobby Madden
And he shook me by the hand
He said:’How auld is yer Granny?’
‘And welcome tae Scotland’
‘You can have a great career here’
‘On the refereeing scene’
‘Just make sure ye gie nothing’
‘Tae a team that’s wearing green’.

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

I met with Johnny Beaton
In The Royal Bar, Bellshill
He never bought a drink aw night
The notes were spilling oot the till
For Johnny had just refereed
A Celtic -Sevco game
And he made sure
The Sevco
Were singing
Aw the long wey hame
I asked him ‘Johnny Beaton
Have you neither pride nor shame?
And he replied
With not a word of a lie
’This is how we run this game.
And your board are a part of it
So take yer complaint to them.”

TicToc
2 months ago

I just cannot accept what many ‘Tims’ appear to be accepting.
The OF is still extant? IT IS NOT. Just ANOTHER capitalist ploy to line the pockets of the over-rich, over-paid, indulgent, classless arseholes.
But, the MUCH bigger picture here is the loss of integrity, the loss of Truth. The “keep the huns alive at any cost” brigade in the Boardroom, viz a viz the “shop ST holders and share……

Sorry, lost it again…….it begins around my toe-nails, fucks up my wjole being and it’s Lawwell written ALL OBER IT…….I’ll drag TB out, who’s up for it……..the lies have to stoap and the liaer has tae go 1st…….
ecuse moi, je ne murderer, but push to shove, je ne comprens francais, un accident? Je ne “riens”

portpower
2 months ago
portpower
2 months ago

I was talking to Cliff today. Ever he is buggering off to a member state of the European Union.
And he is white.

portpower
2 months ago

Ones silence is ones pocket full. It is only franchise business.

portpower
2 months ago

There is a wee red rooster to be signed? Me & Mrs Jones. Daryl Hall…

Shine on you crazy Celtic feat.

Peter has asked, do not clap, throw money.

When is the decision to make a statue such as was made?

2 months ago

What’s happening with this ‘ Waiting approval ” pish, 2 posts yesterday never made it, are we being vetted noo.

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  KEIGHLEY BHOY

Only the Celtic maighdean to cream to theirs plainly. Fingers crossed.

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  KEIGHLEY BHOY

Everybody’s vetted noo, Keighley.

What else do ye think the jag’s about?

portpower
2 months ago

The do and make out we do not do is that we do do not do.

But now I know.

hoop hoop hooray
2 months ago

Sevco since december

Single goal victories against….

Dundee utd (morelos shoulda been off early doors-retrospective red card but allowed to finish game)
Hibs (2 stonewall pens for hibs denied)
Celtic (battered till bitton red card and won with no shots on target)
Aberdeen (lucky penalty and red card)
Hibs (morelos scores only goal after an unpunished deliberate stamp. Hibs denied another stonewall penalty. Retrispective red and allowed to finish game)
St johnstone…clear red card for roofe but allowed to finish game

3 red card first half offences where they have kept 11 players on the park

In addition to all these single goal victories their equaliser in the 1-1 game with motherwell was offside

7 matches where refs have clearly affected the outcome and easily contributed to anything up to 19 points

They know whats at stake

portpower
2 months ago

No till in the wards is considered to be for one`s own health benefit.
Bring on the currently super Boeing.

highseastim
2 months ago

Spot on hoop hoop hooray, unfortunately we’ve been very poor at the same time.

Devoy45
2 months ago

Thanks for the stats. We still need to call out the cheating for what it is. As badly as we have played, Sevco has been given enough points to make a big difference.

portpower
2 months ago

Sign hardly known pommy poofters. Ask.

portpower
2 months ago

Unless

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

We are to sign poofter right footers considered. Marino wool. See that.

Dermot

portpower
2 months ago

New keeper new side. Has Neil played keeper?

O

portpower
2 months ago

It is a long play setting. Pretty standard. Readily available. Sit with me.

portpower
2 months ago

Jipping our outback forward for 2 weeks. Albian, slow down.

James Forrest is close…a winger.

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Rid of the lot and learnt eff all, Celtic.

Monti
2 months ago

Anyone who thinks Kemar Roofe’s challenge was unintentional need only look at the grimace on his face.

Straight Red!

Bgbhoy
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

And 6months in jail

Iancelt67
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Well Charlie saiz has finally gone to god. He is praying for a Deila / Lenny combo next year and efe back as captain

James
2 months ago

Aye n the Celtic fans’ll STILL buy into it.

portpower
2 months ago

Googen morgan. Hug a tree today. Still pissed 😉

2 months ago

All through our history refs have been biased against us.
I remember being lifted over into the game by my Uncle John.
As the teams came out he would shout your nothing but an orange bstard ref, my da would say we don’t know who he is yet, his reply it diesnt matter they are all the fuckin same.
We have been shite, but the refs have influenced the huns games more than ours.
But we can’t keep clean sheets, you can’t win games with the defence we have.
Covid has played a part also, but it was in our own hands and we blew it. Failed to get proper players in and allowed players who woukd have run through brick walls for us to leave.
The results show where the blame is not only at home but in Europe also. The manager wasn’t upto the task.
The biggest concern is why so many young players want out.
That should have been the wake up call to the board,that something isn’t right. Though I’m not sure what really needed to wake them up.
Lennon out.

Monti
2 months ago

Three slices of bacon, two fried eggs & two slices of toast just polished off.
However as i finished my starter, i got to thinking….how poor does it have to get before Neil Lennon & his coaching staff do the right thing & walk away?
How bad does the gap have to become before the board sack Neil Lennon & his coaching staff?
How do a number of these ‘ players ‘ of ours go to bed at night & feel sick to the pit of their stomach at where we find ourselves in the league?
How many of them are racked by disappointment & hurt at the prospect of ” rangers ” weeks away from red, white & blue ribbons being attached to the Title trophy?
Can i ask our players to think on that?

Will be glad to see the back of a number of these non triers!

Yoker Bhoy
2 months ago

It looks like we’re stuck with Lenny till the end of the season I’m afraid but I’d expect to see sweeping changes and a brand new project when the new CEO comes in. I just hope the board get something right for a change. On today’s game it’ll be interesting to see how this lad Kenny fares as the RB has been one of our real problem positions. He had a pretty solid debut the other night and came across well when interviewed – a humble lad with the right attitude. Far too early to say a great deal but it’s quite notable that he managed over 30 appearances for Shalke during a covid-stricken season. If he’s consistently good for us I hope trhere’ll be an option to get him signed up permanently. Bain looked a lot better the other night and should provide a better option than Barkas who only seems good at saving passbacks. There’ll be some kind of midfield reshuffle with Christie likely to be out injured. I can see Turnbull switching to the right of the diamond with Rogic pushed further forward. Motherwell have enjoyed a recent upturn in form on the arrival of their new manager but have quite a few out injured at the moment. Could have the makings of a decent game if we can carry on from where we left off last Tuesday. I’ll go for a 2-0 win. COYBIG

Devoy45
2 months ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

The Killie result took me by surprise and I thought there had been a typo: 4-0 on their artificial surface. I hope we can carry on as well with Motherwell.

However, I thought I’d make sure the MIBs know what to do in Hamilton tomorrow.
If Sevco look to win on their own merits (as they should), then let it be. However, if 0-0 persists, look the other way when stamping/elbowing/tripping etc from Sevco. Likewise, make sure to get a Hamilton player sent off early in the second half if possible. Award Sevco a penalty if the game gets too close to a draw. If Sevco pull two or three goals in front, award Hamilton a penalty! Near the end, send off a Sevco player with a red card in order to even things out on paper. It won’t look good if Sevco get all the penalties and no red cards this entire season!!! . Above all, do whatever Gerrard tells you to do. You did it with Wattie Smith so why not Slippy? You want to be consistent after all and the MIBs have certainly been consistent for the 7 decades I have followed Celtic. Farrygate/Dallas email/Robertson/Collum etc. Celtic have played consistently poorly this year but on the usual un-level refereeing field. If we play well, this cheating wouldn’t be so evident. As soon as Sevco win the league, then the MIBs can start ‘balancing the books’.

C’mon the Celtic.

Yoker Bhoy
2 months ago

Good for the first hour or so but our defence was badly sliced open by O’Donnell’s cutback to give Campbell all the time in the world to unleash that long range effort which looked like it was going just over but took a wicked dip to bamboozle Bain, who really should have done better. Some desperate stuff towards the end with Motherwell looking the side more likely to score and Laxalt finally saving the day with that clearance off the line. Yet another of those games where we looked totally in control with plenty of crisp passing and good movement but then fell away badly, losing our grip of the game, dropping the tempo and exposing our defensive frailties. Lucky to get away with this one in the end.

Funkyy
2 months ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Agreed Yoker Bhoy….we seem to take our foot off the gas after going a goal or two up, as if the players think it’s job done. You’d think having been on the receiving end of some hidings themselves they’d try and bury the other team instead of easing up and passing from side to side. It’s not a lack of ability, it’s an attitude problem….and it has cost us dearly, and today it almost cost us two more points.I don’t see the unmentionables dropping points tomorrow against Hamilton…… but you never know…the ref might have an off day.

Yoker Bhoy
2 months ago
Reply to  Funkyy

Yeah, attitude could be a factor although there seems to have been an improvement in that respect in the last two games. Nerves definitely come into it as confidence is still fragile and I hate to say it but fitness (or lack of) is also very much part of this.

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Remember what Ronnie Deila said about the fitness when he came in …

’These lazy fat pie eating cvnts are a fvckin joke!

Monster Munch for breakfast and 5 pints for lunch!?’

It was the lard withdrawals that put that fat traitor Commons over the edge yon night.

Bgbhoy
2 months ago

Omg. Nose bleed stuff as Celtic secure 2 wins on the bounce

Another win next week and Duncan will be back presenting his case for manager of the year to Lennon

mabozzaRitchie
2 months ago

crap.

Monti
2 months ago

Some of the stuff we played in tbe first half was a joy to watch….what happened in the second half is quite incredible.
Is it fitness?

Cortes
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

It certainly looked like there’s a fitness issue. Several of the players seemed to be running on fumes from around the 70 minutes mark. But perhaps the very chilly weather was a factor since exercise in the cold is very draining (as I seem to recall from many years ago).

Puggy
2 months ago

If El Hammed had stated he was struggling with depression fair play. For his manager to say it sounds like a guy struggling with boundaries. Maybe a Freudian slip.

Puggy
2 months ago

Just a thought. Maybe we’d secured a replacement manager to join at the end of the season prior to this. Just a thought.

2 months ago

So a high flying kick isn’t deemed a red. The ref influenced the game again. Fouls given to Motherwell fir fuck all.
Young Welsh outstanding again should never have been dropped.
Proper centre back actually the only one at the club.
Big Tom for me though was magic.
Christie shouldn’t get near the first team ahead of this guy.
Poor subs again disrupted the flow of the team.

charlie
2 months ago

celtic ar being bullied by every team in the league this season because specsavers loyal say its ok …………………take for example the elbow on young welsh today ffs………a luv lenny but his times done the next guy needs to highlite every bad decision and dominic neeeds tae make the sfa talk aboot cas if we dont fitbas fooked

2 months ago
Reply to  charlie

It most certainly is for me, until the SFA and their foot soldier REFEREES are cleared out,….NOT a penny more….and anyone who does contribute ….is financing a corrupt unfair sport….

Jimmy McGraw
2 months ago
Reply to  Bhoyfromsky

And is contributing to the death of Celtic as the club is devoured by the parasites from within.

Starve Them Out is the only way to rid our club of these leeches.

charlie
2 months ago

first time a watched celtic was 63 then big jock came back and telt us yees will always be cheated so yees need tae be so good at the gemme even cheatin gets thum naewer ….but the big man was a genious and apart fae wim and big billy weev never cum close imho

charlie
2 months ago

a cmon e tims cause a like tae try and make oor ain laugh but ffs this place has been like a manic depressives ball lately the zombies ar luvin it on accounty them barstewards knowing they ar cheats and in jockistan theyv always got away wae it ffs they used a global pandemic tae stop the ten even though every coont knows we won the ten years ago

charlie
2 months ago

sum smart coont said bring back john park and scout the best young coach in europe and telum tae sign the hardest fookersin the league fur starters then educate jokistan hit us and weel hit back harder and join the masons ha ha ha ha makes sense tae me ……………………………………………………………….fook a new a clever coont said that cause it wis me ha ha ha ha

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