Celtic Diary Thursday July 8: The New Era Dawns

While the barbarians were amusing themselves with chants of football coming to home it never lived in, Celtic got their pre season out in the open with a friendly against the quaintly named Sheffield Wednesday, who ply their trade in the lower reaches of English football.

 

You know, that bit where the players nans could score fifty goals for Celtic.

 

Their nans were unavailable yesterday, so they fielded a team of professional footballers instead, whilst Celtic showed off their embarrassment of riches by fielding two different line ups for a game that was split into three periods of thirty minutes instead of the traditional two forty five minutes plus however long it takes “rangers ” to get a penalty.

 

Which reminds me, things are back to normal with them as well…

 

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a Tavernier free kick hits the Thistle defensive wall.
Penalty Rangers.
 Fair play to the SFA, by the way, for somehow managing to get their man into the middle for the England game last night. In a spectacular show of incompetence that is right up there with anything from Lanarskhires finest, the Danes were awarded a goal that shouldnlt have stood, the English a penalty that shouldn’t have been and he even allowed for a second ball to be in play, presumably in case england didn’t get the penalty he’d been planning,
 Then again, the same referee ignored this foul in a previous game.
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 Perhaps he’s got a cottage in the Cotswolds….or he’s been promised one.
 Yes, I know I’m going on a bit about the latest England win, but I’ve got four more days of the three fucking lions to listen to.
 Even if strictly speaking, in heraldic terminology, they’re actually leopards….
 Anyway, now I’ve got that off my chest, we can return to our own dear club, and the revolution quietly taking place behind the scenes at Lennoxtown.
 Celtic gave youth a run out and from their reaction, its clear they believe the manager when he says he’s starting with a clean slate and everyone will be in the team on merit and not on who they drink with.
 Owen Moffat, who has been compared in looks to Jimmy Johnstone, opened his scoring account and goals from Alben Ajeti…yes, it looks like we did buy him, I was hoping it was a loan…and Oddsone Edoaurd completed a 3-1 win, giving ange his 55th victory as a Celtic manager…( thanks to all who suggested I mention this mathematical anomoly , which occurs only in Glasgow )
Afterwards, the manager said :
“Everyone will be disappointed with last year. The whole playing group and all the staff come back determined to make amends for what happened. 

“The important thing is how you react this year, how you’re training and what your attitude is like. I’ve got no complaints about any of the players.

“It was a difficult year for everyone. When you’re coming into a new club you want them to get settled as quickly as they can off the field. I’m sure Barky and a few of the boys struggled a little bit but that’s in the past now. Now it’s an opportunity for all of them to embrace what we’re doing.

“If they want to be part of what’s happening they just have to show me with their performances in training and matches.”   

 

 

That quiet authority is there every time he speaks, there’s little doubt who is in charge, and there’s little doubt, at least from what we hear, that the players love it.

 

 

Especailly Liam Shaw, the impressive new midfielder….who was singled out for a mention..

 

 

“He’s got real presence about him. He’s a big lad. He’s only beginning his steps in the professional world.

“But I’m not even thinking about starters or non-starters. We’ve just got the bulk of the squad back for this camp.

We’ve had literally two sessions with them. We’ve got a lot of work to do. The key thing is we try to get everyone in great condition for the first game. In terms of who starts, there’s plenty of time to think about that.”   

 

 

 

At this stage in the season, it’s always worth having a look at what our opponents say, as it gives us an idea of how seriously they took the game, and if they were trying out something new, and so on.

 

It also serves as a measure as to how they see us…..Darren Moore, the Wednesday boss…i don;t know who is in charge for the rest of the week….said ;

We scored an excellent goal.

We have concentrated more on the fitness and base work but in the last 24 hours we have dripfed a couple of things into the players.

It was a massive tick for them in terms of applying those. The onus is to get the level base fitness in and blow off the cobwebs. When you get past a couple of weeks into pre-season, you can really start working on things tactically in training.

I think the boys have come back in condition in great condition and today’s game was perfect for us. I thought as a team and a united we worked well today.

It was a good experience for the younger players in the second half.

The goals were a bit sloppy but they can only learn from it. If you give the ball away in dangerous areas, you get punished by quality opposition and that’s what happened in the second half.  

 

 

 

And now, the bit we never saw coming….

 

 

Striker Leigh Griffiths has been sent home from Celtic’s training base in Newport while allegations of improper online behaviour are investigated.

It is understood the allegations surround claims that the 30-year-old Scotland cap sent private online messages to an underage girl.

Police Scotland says it has been made aware of the allegations and will investigate.

A Celtic spokesman confirmed they have been “made aware of online comments”.

“The club will now look into this matter carefully,” he added. “Leigh has left the club’s training camp as we do this.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson added they “are making enquiries and assessing for criminality”.  

 I’m going to reserve judgment until guilt has been established, trial by social or other media is not the way to conclude anything, but just that he’s put himself in the position where there is a perception of criminality shows that Griffiths has not yet reached that stage of development pertaining to maturity.

 The guy has been nothing but trouble , on and off the field , with the exception of one illustrious season.

 He needs help, there’s clearly an issue somewhere, a loose wire that needs to be re connected. And remember , unless you’re Irish and in London in the eighties, it’s innocent until proven guilty.

 In that sense, we should maybe hold off on the criticism and abuse, but on the other hand, someone somewhere ought to be checking that there was a clause put in to his contract that renders it null and void should he carry on with his , er, shall we call it bad behaviour for now ?

   On Monday we had this….

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Man in Denial
 2 days ago

Caption: Diana photobombs the British Empire’s long overdue memorial to its child famine victims

 Today…
Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves No10 Downing Street in his England shirt to watch England v Denmark in the semi-final of the Euro 2020 Championships.
Meanwhile, have a look at this, a comedy classic from those financial gurus on the other side of the river….

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Cartvale88
2 months ago

Caption
Carrie have you got your Dutch cap on so I can score?

LG a bridge to far, has never grown up and whether proved or not, time up for LG

As for Angie watched the game, really a kick about to early to see the future of the team, but we need at least two defenders, Bain still there is a worry, Barkas? Ralston not good enough

BornCelt!
2 months ago

Caption – Boris does his utmost best to show he can be a true and faithful associate of the Govan Zombie club.

hector
2 months ago

Boris comes clean on his number of children.

Weered
2 months ago
Reply to  hector

🙂

Funkyy
2 months ago
Reply to  hector

More like his IQ.

BornCelt!
2 months ago

Ange must be thinking WYF have I walked into? Seems vert street and his tongue does seem in cheek to the extreme. His comment on the staff he may or may no want around doing their utmost to put things right may happen as they will find he expects them to show up and do something. Great finish by Owen, we shall see how he progresses. Might be in our favour if Ange knows little about our squad, while his associates are filling him in, he has that knack of looking at you while no actually listening, planning his own thing while thinking what a twat. Smart! Griff? Pish off, he got the get out of jail card, a fresh chance, now he may be headed for Barlinnie and can only blame himself. Tragic, but absolutely disgraceful and now finished. Ange must be fuming, we now have to persuade Eddie to stick around for a couple more weeks and is this why Ajeti got the armband? Get a performance out of him in these crazy circumstances? And now a free-scoring Striker in days or weeks, a hole that pish Griff may have filled. If Ange brings home the 52nd flag for next season, he should be lauded, the European Champions League a statue. He has won me over but what do I now. Fingers crossed. HH!

BornCelt!
2 months ago

Ange must be thinking WTF have I walked into? Seems very street and his tongue does seem in cheek to the extreme. His comment on the staff he may or may no want around doing their utmost to put things right may happen as they will find he expects them to show up and do something. Great finish by Owen, we shall see how he progresses. Might be in our favour if Ange knows little about our squad, while his associates are filling him in, he has that knack of looking at you while no actually listening, planning his own thing while thinking what a twat. Smart! Griff? Pish off, he got the get out of jail card, a fresh chance, now he may be headed for Barlinnie and can only blame himself. Tragic, but absolutely disgraceful and now finished. Ange must be fuming, we now have to persuade Eddie to stick around for a couple more weeks and is this why Ajeti got the armband? Get a performance out of him in these crazy circumstances? And now a free-scoring Striker in days or weeks, a hole that pish Griff may have filled. If Ange brings home the 52nd flag for next season, he should be lauded, the European Champions League a statue. He has won me over but what do I now. Fingers crossed. HH! Ange must be thinking WTF have I walked into? Seems vert street and his tongue does seem in cheek to the extreme. His comment on the staff he may or may no want around doing their utmost to put things right may happen as they will find he expects them to show up and do something. Great finish by Owen, we shall see how he progresses. Might be in our favour if Ange knows little about our squad, while his associates are filling him in, he has that knack of looking at you while no actually listening, planning his own thing while thinking what a twat. Smart! Griff? Pish off, he got the get out of jail card, a fresh chance, now he may be headed for Barlinnie and can only blame himself. Tragic, but absolutely disgraceful and now finished. Ange must be fuming, we now have to persuade Eddie to stick around for a couple more weeks and is this why Ajeti got the armband? Get a performance out of him in these crazy circumstances? And now a free-scoring Striker in days or weeks, a hole that pish Griff may have filled. If Ange brings home the 52nd flag for next season, he should be lauded, the European Champions League a statue. He has won me over but what do I know. Fingers crossed. HH!

2 months ago

Griffiths out. Always trouble and didn’t step up to the plate.
Couldn’t believe we extended his contract guys a liability.

Tim Buffy
2 months ago

Griffiths appears to have given Ange and Dom the perfect early opportunity to show they will not be messed around with. He’s proved once again that he’s beyond redemption. Tear up the new contract (he should never have been given it in the first place) and show him the door with a well-placed boot up the arse.

Andrew Coyle
2 months ago

CAPTION. Boris shows of his I Q with Tory pride

Funkyy
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew Coyle

Fek me…I need to start reading all the posts before I post anything lol.

Man in Denial
2 months ago

caption: Boris needs another holiday.
Mistake after Covid mistake is very tiring. And if he didn’t attend Cobra meeting,s well never mind. Suggested minimum contribution for his new crowdfunded holiday, just £10……..Go on Boris deserves it………

Oz Nolan
2 months ago

 And remember , unless you’re Irish and in London in the eighties, it’s innocent until proven guilty.
 Nearly there but you’re 110 miles out, it was B’ham and innocent until proved Irish, that’s why I live in Oz.

Uralius
2 months ago
Reply to  Oz Nolan

My history is off I thought he was referring to Guilford.

The Cha
2 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

Maguire 7 etc.

These 3 frame-ups occurred in the 70s but the “Innocent unless proven Irish” continued for a long time after.

Uralius
2 months ago

She insisted he didn’t know her age, writing on her Instagram stories: “I’m sure a lot of you have seen what’s going on.

“Leigh Griffiths didn’t ask my age therefore he wasn’t capable of knowing. In no way does this make it right but anyway hail hail.

“No way am I sticking up for him I genuinely feel sorry for his wife and children and yes I did reply because I’m a Celtic fan.

“Obviously I felt privileged that he had messaged me, my age was never mentioned and I’m sure if he knew he wouldn’t have replied.” -;Mirror Online

Bgbhoy
2 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

And?

Should never even be in a situation like it.

Brought the club into disrepute.

Gives other clubs more ammunition on a subject where there is already a black mark

OUT

Uralius
2 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Not posting it in his defense, more of a…. It did happen.

Bgbhoy
2 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

There was never any question it didn’t happen

I didn’t post it without knowledge it did

Same as anything I post

Uralius
2 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Huh?

Karen McKee
2 months ago

Caption: man gets upset when he realises ‘Bozo’ has been spelt incorrectly on his new clown outfit.

2 months ago

I see that many people who should know better are very quick to judge Leigh Griffiths while pretending to care about him. Once upon a time the media would only report on the football – thankfully their personal misdemeanours went without scrutiny – very thankfully. Changed days indeed. Now we also have so-called supporters who are as reactionary as any hateful Hun on title day who cant wait to build the gallows. Throw enough mud and it WILL stick and if it doesn’t the Scottish media will always be there to help you make more. Cut the man some slack and get off your
pulpit.

Bgbhoy
2 months ago
Reply to  Nickybhoy

Erm it’s about the 12th incident involving this scum bag. Or because he wears green and white on a Saturday it should just be ignored?

That would be the difference between us and a hun

Iljas baker
2 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Nickybhoy: Whatever he did or didn’t do is only part of the story. LG is no longer with his team and can’t participate in what Ange had planned. Isn’t that sufficient grounds for failure to fulfill his contract? I hope so.

R.St.Parsley
2 months ago

Caption:
Crazed yeti spotted running amok outside Wembley.

Bognorbhoy
2 months ago

Caption ….
Man goes to football with his name and house
number on his shirt in case he gets blootered and forgets where he lives …

Devoy45
2 months ago

Regarding Griffiths, let’s just wait see. We need his football abilities. The MSM might also want to investigate something that may be key this year: positive Covid tests. Will Newco continue their amazing health record while the virus mysteriously impacts every other Scottish club? Will Newco once again rely on the MIBs, the Scottish Government and the Thin Blue Line to let both the club and their fans off the hook every time? Will Newco continue to be awarded penalties when it appears they might lose or draw a match?I would like there to be a level playing field in 2021-22. We played so poorly last year though that none of the bogus stuff would have made any difference. We drew the 3 games with 13 players wrongly missing in quarantine. Had we won all 3, we would still have lost the title by 19 points. Disaster. I have a bit more confidence this year, provided there are no shenanigans directed against our club by the Establishment.

The Cha
2 months ago
Reply to  Devoy45

We’ve largely not had his football abilities these past 5 years.

The first 4 they weren’t needed as we won everything, although it would have been useful if he had kept himself fit for some R&R for superior qualities of Dembele, Edouard, Sinclair etc.

Last season he was needed due to injuries, illnesses, loss of form but again was posted missing.

He’s unneeded, unprofessional and undeserving to wear a Celtic shirt.

Iljas baker
2 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Exactly.

Monti
2 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Spot on Cha

Owen Mullions
2 months ago

Caption: Bozo celebrates going ten minutes without lying.

Woof Charlie
2 months ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

CCTV shows it was only nine minutes.

Monti
2 months ago

Can’t put into words what i feel about Leigh Griffiths……if it’s proven he did this, it must mean the end of his Celtic stay.

Very disappointed.

Iljas baker
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

I think that even if he didn’t do this it should be the end of his Celtic career. He got sent home, he can’t do what he was signed to do: train with his team mates and play. He is a distraction and is bringing the club into disrepute. This in entirely of his own making and I think yet again suggests he is not trustworthy. That should be the end.

Uralius
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

I’m pissed off because I’ve supported and defended him. I always said I wanted him to sign a new contract. Raging man! Now he’s home with his burd getting unfit again. Cut him loose!

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

Leigh Griffiths, solely garnering for Leigh Griffiths.

R.St.Parsley
2 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

Now talk of a second teenage girl (although it is on the BBC so could be crap). Is Griff competing with Bozo to be Shagger of the Year? An embarrassment as well as a wage thief – order of the boot please.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

So, sack a guy for online flirting?

If we applied that criteria across the workforce there would be no one left.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

And all this ‘bringing the club into disrepute’ shite doesn’t cut it either as Pee Lawwell’s been bringing the club into disrepute for years on end come Champions League time and he’s still getting away with, at the fans’ expenses too.

Now which of those two are the bigger scumbag?

This is a storm in a teacup whipped up by the media to further decimate and fracture the Celtic squad and support.

And as we an see from you lot, it’s clearly working.

Iljas baker
2 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

Charlie, it doesn’t matter in a football sense whether he is innocent or guilty as his behaviour has caused enough problems to get sent home where he can’t keep up with the coaching by Ange or his fitness no doubt. Let’s assume he’s not guilty – he has been an idiot and a distraction for the manager and perhaps the other players. Get him out now, he cannot be trusted.

Uralius
2 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

I understand the if portion, but it still lacks any kind of integrity or professionalism.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

Quick to judge others but not their own premature ejaculatory behaviour.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

Not just in football but in life itself.

But that doesn’t mean we have to adhere them.

In fact, it’s our duty as good & decent men to point them out, which is all I’m doing here.

Otherwise the lie proliferates further.

’All it requires for evil to prosper I’d for good me to see it but stand aside and do nothing.’

And I see it and I’m doing something about it every day of the week, as every last one of you surely know by now.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

*‘Is for good men to do nothing’.

Weered
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

I think in footballing terms Leigh griffiths is a handy tool to have in your Arsenal … outside of this he’s just a tool

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

He was proven to not have known the girl’s age therefore no criminal intent and no further investigation will be made.

How do you feel now?

Better?

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

So what about his Celtic stay now that it’s been not only Not Proven but with No Criminal Intent?

henkesdreadlocks
2 months ago

Caption……..

Perfidious Albion’s far right inside left heads for Wembley.

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding
2 months ago

Caption

Great Uncle Bulgaria’s Russian Womble cousin celebrates getting his Nat King with Madame Cholet

Woof Charlie
2 months ago

Caption: 2041 and Phil Foden heads off to deliver chicken and beer to a bouncer with a shotgun.

Woof Charlie
2 months ago

Caption: It’s coming in someone else’s home.

George Lazenbhoy
2 months ago

Caption: fanny

Cortes
2 months ago

I’ll see that False 9 and raise you the Phoney 10.

Woof Charlie
2 months ago
Reply to  Cortes

Soon to be replaced by Number 11

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

If we can get enough players to make 11 …

Whitearra
2 months ago

Caption : ‘Psychopath that’s been impersonating a Prime Minister, finally arrested.’

Bognorbhoy
2 months ago

Caption two …
Keen footy fan gets taxi to meet up with the stoke tarrier carrier heading for Celtic park to test the open to all theory

Devoy45
2 months ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Caption: the true value in £ of how much the NHS gets once we left the EU. Boris won’t be putting THAT on the side of a bus though. Or, how many votes the Tories got in Scotland in the last election.

Iancelt67
2 months ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

They get Real Madrid we get Stockport county. World class Dom

Monti
2 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Iancelt, indeed, quite unbelievable really.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Well, they’ve got Steven Gerrard and we’ve got Ange Postecoglou so in a way it makes a twisted kind of sense.

Iancelt67
2 months ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Also griff can’t be the full quid after salvaging a lost cause of a life. Release the hounds!!

Uralius
2 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

New evidence being reported about a 2nd underage lassie.

Monti
2 months ago

What a sad state of affairs Celtic finds itself, languishing 25 points behind that vermin, a squad depleted of real quality in depth, our best players want away…..
I’m behind Ange Postecoglou & pray he get’s the help he will need, but the sinking feeling persists……where are the big signings Celtic?

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Pie chart departmental, same wave length of thinking can be employed by Dominic.
A distinct clear and shared sense of purpose is achievable from those that are onus.

Weered
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

I’m with you comrade, Ange needs to be given the chance to prove himself!

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Weered

And he’ll have to do it himself now he’s got the laptop loyal as his ‘trusty’ back room team …

Ah, I’m sicker than sick at what’s happened to our beautiful game.

Monti
2 months ago

Dom Mckay needs to drop this ” world class ” stuff.
Actions not words will determine ” world class ” Dom.
Having a sit down with fans groups is all very well & welcome i must say, but i’m watching every single word you say Dom & if i may offer my view…….sign players who are of a standard befitting the Celtic shirt & support.

Do not patronize us, we know our football, we know our club & we know how your board members view us!

Sign the fkn players!

Uralius
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

That’s flocking right!

Monti
2 months ago

So Dom, we are playing Charlton, Sheffield Wednesday & Preston North End, whilst the most despicable club on planet earth are setting up Real Madrid?

” World class ” aye?

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Ronaldo wont be there.
He`s sitting with me in the Aussieland winter sharing a pot of stovies. (new ganga stain)

Monti
2 months ago

Celtic needs a shaking out of it’s slumber, a slap in the face & ran by men with a passion that burns through the veins…..
A determination is needed now that has to lift all of us, deeds, actions & more fkn deeds….

C’mon Celtic, find your fighting spirit again!

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Is the suited top shelf training clothing an occupational health and safety requirement?

If I`ve to pay for it and not claim it back…the little things surround an equal good environment.

The tree top all day long.

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Mourning the 10IAR?

Why the adorned Celtic FC trackies of black ?

Are we no effin naturally primary Green ?

There are still some that should not sit at the tabla.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

None.

None of them should be at the Celtic table.

Unless they’re begging for soup.

And on reflection there seems to be plenty of that around.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

But not for us.

Rab Wallace
2 months ago

I commented a while back Postecoglu’s appintment” was about as inspiring as a dying mans fart” if it is true he is keeping Kennedy and Strachan on it just became a shit stain.

Monti
2 months ago
Reply to  Rab Wallace

Zombie^

henkesdreadlocks
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Why call the guy a zombie? What’s playing out at the present is exactly what we all feared. Those two are still in the building and we seem to be floundering around as normal. The jury is well and truly out.

Iljas baker
2 months ago

You’re correct henkesdreadlocks. Ange has just lost himself a lot of goodwill and sympathy he would have gotten for short-term poor results by sticking with these two guys. Maybe he’ll bring in another coach but I believe he’s indicated he won’t. I hope things turn out better than expected but either these guys have been forced on him or he doesn’t have any alternatives. If the latter, one has to wonder why that is. This is beginning to look the act of desperation many thought it was and that’s sad. I still want Ange to succeed.

Broxburnbhoy
2 months ago

You are right the jury is well and truly out and won’t be back to deliver a verdict until a good few competitive games have been played and the results tell a story. Only then can we know how the new set up is working. Any prediction of disaster or brilliance is premature at this stage. Since we have what we have and that is unlikely to change dramatically despite us all frothing about it. Let’s see how real results and games go.

Iljas baker
2 months ago
Reply to  Rab Wallace

It seems now the story has been confirmed with quotes from Ange. As I said a long time ago the “Meet the fanzines forum” was never going to answer any serious questions and that was only partly because no really serious questions were asked. These kind of meetings are political in nature – as will be every other public meeting. You simply cannot as a club official be allowed to criticize anyone in public. SO only general statements were made that we interpreted positively. I guess we were all hoping Ange would drop GS and JK into the lower levels of Lennoxtown and perhaps we interpreted his remarks as doing that. Now they are here to stay because they are enthusiastic about Ange’s style of football and are knowledgeable guys, Ange is quoted as saying. Can he bring in new guys by stealth? Does he even want to? Now he seems to be saying he’s always used the coaches already there in his teams. I think he’s just lost a lot of potential goodwill and I think early failure or set-backs won’t find him getting the sympathy/leeway he might have got otherwise. Now I can’t say I know a lot about GS and JK and couldn’t on my heart predict they will fail but how can they inspire the players when:

  1. They were not successful footballers
  2. They have not achieved anything in their own right
  3. JK has no experience outside of Celtic
  4. GS has no experience in a top flight team
  5. When JK became acting manager with GS his assistant they did nothing that was in any way different from NL management and the results were dire. Young players who would still be there after the season break still did not get a chance. We still kept leaking goals from set plays. JK relied on “big guns” to do a bit of magic as did NL and of course they never did.
  6. The fans have no confidence in them.

Whatever Ange says (and remember it will be what he’s allowed to say) it will appear as the board still exerting too much influence on football matters. This is not an unexpected happening however disappointing it is.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Iljas baker

The sa,embody predictable garbage.

And they don’t care who knows now the season ticket money’s in.

The Celtic we knew is gone.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

*Same old.

Funny how I can predict things but my computer can’t.

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  Rab Wallace

Anges tippy tappy is like the teles X8 fast-forward around the backline. Watch.

Iancelt67
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Ha ha tranmere rovers

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Technically this means Tranmere Rovers would win the SPFvckinEll, Ian …

Iancelt67
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

I think anges disappointment today had fuck all to do with the performances which weren’t too bad. It’s going out on a limb to believe in fixing griff. He can’t play god. Also having half hearted Frenchmen to deal with and a Norwegian with acromegaly is weighing on his mind as he knows they’re first pick players. He needs them as it stands. Our brilliant recruiting is proving less than brilliant. I may be wrong here

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

No, you’re right, they’re feeding us shite while keeping us in the impoverished dark.

666 for a ticket you can get fir free off hesgoal.

We get the government we deserve, they say.

But I don’t.

Iancelt67
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

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I think anges disappointment today had nothing to do with the performances which weren’t too bad. It’s going out on a limb to believe in fixing griff. He can’t play god. Also having half hearted Frenchmen to deal with and a jNorwegian with acromegaly is weighing on his mind as he knows they’re first pick players. He needs them as it stands. Our brilliant recruiting is proving less than brilliant. I may be wrong here

Uralius
2 months ago
Reply to  Rab Wallace

You are right Shoelace those two piss me off

Dombhoy
2 months ago

Jeezo. That video is bonkers!

we are just great btw. Invested in the team which is now worth £80m so we’ve made a £50m profit.

oh aye and we will be paying out £30m in compensation for past abuse cases.

no wonder they are screwed.

portpower
2 months ago

Caption:
When gelatinous, the biggest piece of equipment you will need is a spit.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Ach! Tongue!

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

#BobCarolgeesCFC

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

Eth eth eth eth eth eth eth!

Scorchio!

portpower
2 months ago

P.S. Pommy poofters wear leopard briefs.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  portpower

While leopard poofters wear pommy briefs ..?

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

New era, aye?

With Kennedy & Strachan still there?

Ye’re aff yer trolley, mate.

The One True Rebel
2 months ago

See, I told you weeks ago it would be an Italy-England final so the two heads could rub together.

Along with hundreds of other things I’ve likewise since been proven correct on.

But I’m no.prophet, I just know how those running the show operate.

And you don’t

Nae luck, bams! 😀

Yoker Bhoy
2 months ago

Charlie Gallagher RIP.
A highly gifted player who was in and around the first team for over a decade and who played his part on the route to Lisbon in 1967. He’ll be sadly missed.

BornCelt!
2 months ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Loved and remembered. Thoughts with his family! HH!

charie
2 months ago

the english will self combust like a zombie bonny efter el papas eleven show them they wur in the easy side ae the draw heh heh aint huns dumb 2-0 tae chiellinis champions

charie
2 months ago

2-0 to italy

charie
2 months ago

hello

charie
2 months ago

ralph yees need tae get rid ae akismet fur next season

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  charie

I concur.

Hehehe …

BornCelt!
2 months ago

Italia on ’67! Why does that number mean so much! YYEESS!!! HH!

BornCelt!
2 months ago

Caption – Venimus, Vidimus, Vincimus once more as the Romans leave Doris in agony as Londinium is conquered once more but do not quite have enough to cross Hadrians Wall! HH!

Monti
2 months ago

12″ Calzone & 6 bottles of Peroni

Mwahaha

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

You know someone with a 12 inch calzone, Monti?

You must be in seventh heaven …

Woof Charlie
2 months ago

Gutted for England. Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

Funkyy
2 months ago

God bless Mancini and the team, they’ve saved us from 50 more years of having Wembley mentioned every chance a commentator gets. The clown today mentioned their WC win inside 2 minutes of the game starting.
They kept getting more and more sure that they were gonna win the trophy as the competition went on, and then as they scored so early today they were already imagining the headlines…and then sffft, gone like Kaiser Soze.
Let’s be honest, it did look for a while like the jammy bassas were gonna do it. They were playing awful football but carrying the luck as usual.
I kept getting asked by folk here if I was gonna be supporting England and when I said “NOPE” they said “but you’re Scottish” and I replied “just answered your own question”.
It’s coming home
via Rome
I’m a poet
And I didnae know it.

Broxburnbhoy
2 months ago
Reply to  Funkyy

What have the Romans done for us?

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

Well, they did continue an empire that spanned from ancient Egypt through Greece into Europe while conquering all of the Americas on the way before currently setting up base in China as a prelude to conquering the entire East, so there is that.

None of it was for us though …

It was all for them.

They’re good at it too, as their parasitical reach has proven.

But that’s what parasites do …

Consume the host until it’s dead.

A bit like Celtic.

Or Rangers, come to think of it.

Then they just dress up the corpse in the dead man’s clothes and make it dance for the idiots.

For there’s clearly no lack of those around.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

And Islam too, if you remember the rock at Petra.

But, aye, they always excelled at selling numpties fairy stories to keep them under their control.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

And left before the halfway mark.

Funny how you omit that key part of the story.

Typical Hun Brit behaviour.

I told you I left as I never took the cvnt seriously, I just wanted to make sure I was right.

And I was right.

He’s at it.

So don’t forget the key part of the story.

You’re the clown that attends Satanic Mass every week and don’t even know the origins of either yer religion nor yer alleged belief in Creation, which you dispute at every turn.

Making YOU the mug here.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

God doesn’t.

But you do.

You’re a self confessed Christian, as you’ve told us all numerous times.

You also claim to be a Creationist though you can’t seem to be able to explain in your own words what Creation actually is and, in fact, argue against it, mock it and deride it at every turn, and even this you can’t do in your own words but use the words of the Satanic Scientismists instead.

You know, creeps like Neil De Grasse Tyson, the slimy greaseball that has alleged to have seriously harassed numerous women down the years.

Or Mucho Kaka, who does nothing but self promote with diabolically bad wholly unproven theoretical garbage, like all the rest of his theoretical mates in his theoretical industry.

You prefer the words of these liars & creeps over the self evident Creation of God so I reckon we can safely say that you are not a Creationist after all.

Since you don’t know the meaning of the word.

Rab Wallace
2 months ago

Congratulations Italy, sweaty Betty’s army in tatters again.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Rab Wallace

My English mate was embarrassed at their easy route to the final in what was essentially a home tourney and the amount of play acting they got away with.

So much he refused to support them.

First time I’ve ever known an Englishman to do that, to favour fair play over victory.

He has no idea how much respect he gained for his honesty and integrity.

But he will soon enough.

For it was a timely reminder to me that they’re not all Hun minded w@nkshafts.

Monti
2 months ago

WHERE IS THE NEW SIGNINGS CELTIC?

portpower
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Virgin Galactic are using Dermot`s jet engines.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Monti

They’re playing for other teams, Monti, and still will be come the end of the season.

That’s how our DD cash machine rolls.

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

All Hail the 48,000.

The Insurrection can wait until Sevco have done The 10.

R.St.Parsley
2 months ago

It’s off to Rome
It’s off to Rome
It’s going
Football’s off to Rome

Broxburnbhoy
2 months ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

Excellent and deservedly off to Rome. Apart from the first 15 minutes and maybe the last 5 minutes it was all about Italy. In truth England were outplayed by better players and lost the tactical game too. The usual hype really doesn’t help them but they can’t help themselves from expecting to win when it’s highly unlikely. No more tournaments for England given the disgraceful scene and behavior caused by their fans. Pretty nasty stuff

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

A lifetime ban!

Wouldn’t that be great?

El Gringo Machino
2 months ago

Sine die, ya bastarts! 🙂

You mad about ETims or just plain mad? Why not buy the t-shirt at http://etims.spreadshirt.co.uk/