Celtic Diary Tuesday February 2: Ronny Out, O’ Neill In ?

Thats the transfer wheelings and dealings done for another few months, and we can all relax now and get on with the rest of the season. Barring injuries, suspensions and arrests, this is the squad that the club feels will take us into the Champions League.

And according to the Belfast Telegraph, we can look forward to that campaign being under the astute management of Michael  O’Neill, who apparently has caught the eye of the board after his success in guiding Northern Ireland to the Euros this year.

But is he capable of stepping up to full time management ?

Before Christmas, O’Neill told the paper;

“It has to be right for me and for the Association. It’s just about making sure that both parties get what they want and that there’s protection on both sides.”

In the same interview, O’Neill was honest enough to admit he would consider offers from clubs after the Euro 2016 finals but added that he does not intend to rush back into club management at the first opportunity.

 “While I would look at those if and when they came along, they’re not something that I’m actively seeking. I’m not out there saying to an agent ‘You need to get me a club job now’. If it comes along and presents itself, I would evaluate it.

“It’s not just a case of ‘there’s a club job, there’s the salary, go and take it’.

“For me, it’s more about what is the stability of the club? What’s the structure of the club? What’s the chances of you having some level of success at the club?'” 

So, the campaign to oust Deila has moved over the water…

Tomorrow we’ll discuss the article in the Baltimore Sun, which asks,” Deila,Asshole or What ?”

Some of you have noticed that the diary has adopted a “slavish ” pro -Ronny style, which , of course, isn’t true. Criricism is still there, although it doesn’t contain words such as “whale murderer “,” tosser”, or any other form of ritualistic abuse.

Its called growing up, and looking at the issue from more than one angle, and not burning the rest of the house down because you singed the carpet with your cigarette end.

So, who joined the squad, who left the squad, and who deserves a kick in the conkers for not being able to find a clause in  Derk Boerrigter’s contract that says he has to at the very least be fit enough to make his own way from the bus to the dressing room ?

But before we do that, let’s be the first to mention the a player who will be on the list for the summer…

Celtic last night sent officials to the game between NEC and AZ Alkmaar, according to reports in Holland. NEC have been in impressive form this season, and are attracting the attention of clubs across Europe.

Soccer News have revealed Celtic were on the scouting list, and were joined by a host of other clubs including Manchester United, Mainz, Borussia Dortmund, Frankfurt, PSV Anderlecht, Ghent, Lille, Bordeaux and Feyenoord. There are no suggestions who Celtic and the other clubs were watching, but according to Soccer News the main focus is likely to on NEC winger Anthony Limbombe.

Limbombe has been a major factor in NEC climbing to 5th in the Dutch league, and they’re on course for a place in Europe next season. The 21 year old winger joined NEC in 2014, and has scored 19 goals in 50 league appearances for the Dutch side. Limbombe is keen to leave NEC and is being tracked by Leeds United, Granada, Nice and Lille. Todd Kane is another player who has been influential for NEC this season after the defender was loaned by Chelsea until the end of the the current campaign in order to get first team experience.

 

Here at Etims, we pride ourselevs on getting things wrong. Now we can pride ourselves on beong the first to get it wrong as well.

Now that’s progress.

One of the factors about this window is that fewer players than expected have moved on. In fact, we haven’t actually sold anyone, which is surprising.

Nadir Ciftci has gone on loan to Turkish side Eskisehirspor, and I can guarantee you that most reports will leave out the name of the club due to its difficulty to spell, and the  lack of knowledge of who they are, where they are, and , indeed, if they are actually a football club.
Well, they are, and in one of those strange quirks of fate, the clubs colours were inspired by Stade Rennais, of France, who were themselves nearly inspired by Celtic Park when it came to naming their ground.

Every day’s a school day.

Ciftci was moved on when it became apparent that the scout who was told to get us “that mad turkish guy who belts everyone in sight ” had, in fact got the wrong one.

So, yesterday, we got the right one.

Colin Kazim Richards followed the Henrik Larsson path from Feyenoord of Rotterdam to Celtic of Glasgow.

Thankfully, Celtic will now not face Hibernian in the League cup final, so theres little chance of Richards making a similar debut to Larsson, but we could do with even a fraction of the great mans influence and ability coming with him.

It doesn’t look all that promising, if I’m honest;

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To be fair, we should dismiss all that. Those daft buggers didn’t rate Larsson , either.

Hang on, what’s this…? From the Guardian last month..

The former Sheffield United and Blackburn striker Colin Kazim-Richards has been suspended by Feyenoord for threatening a journalist.

The 29-year-old from Leytonstone confronted an Algemeen Dagblad reporter who questioned his attitude and was subsequently dropped for Feyenoord’s Eredivisie meeting with PSV Eindhoven.

He has now been suspended for two weeks, with an official statement from Feyenoord reading: “The club has applied this measure in response to the behaviour exhibited by the assailant on 15 January.

“The suspension means that Kazim-Richards will not be at the club, will not train, and will not play in any games, until the end of the month.”

Feyenoord will review the Turkey international’s situation after 1 February. 

Well, they’ve certainly reviewed it.

They let him know their decision.

So, we’ve landed a striker-though it’s debatable if thats his best position-who intimidates reporters…

We could just have landed ourselves a legend.

Hey, Colin ? If you’re reading this, the sports writers at the Evening times think you’re a knob.

On a serious note, cast your mind back to Sundays game…

It won’t hurt, I promise… you can stop if it does…

When Scott Brown enetered the fray, one of the county players did one of their trademark niggly fouls. Brown was immediately in his face, and drew the referees attention to it.

In effect, he let them know he was having none of it. Something sadly lacking from his team mates. Richards looks like he won’t take any shit either, and hopefully that will encourage the rest of them to stop being so bloody sporting and start kicking people back.

Aiden Nesbiit, the latest promising teenager in the Development squad has been farmed out to Partick Thistle, which if the Liam Henderson saga is anything to go by , means he’ll be ready for retirement when he gets back.

In his place comes Patrick Roberts, another Manchester City fringe player who needs game time.

Well, if his videos are anything to go by, or the reaction of Manchester City fans, then we might have found ourselves a Denaayer as opposed to a Tonev. ( Remember him ? )

And he’s done quite well at junior international level, which is interesting, because lets be honest, there is no way he’d have broken into the Man City first team by now, since he’s not a well known name;

Roberts has represented England at under-16under-17 and under-19 levels.[18] He played an integral role in England’s victory at the 2014 European Under-17 Championship in Malta, scoring three goals, grabbing four assists and being named in the team of the tournament.[19]

In August 2014 Roberts received his first call up to the England under-19 squad.[20] Despite being just 17 years old at the time, Roberts played a massive part in the England under-19 team’s progression through the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round. In the three group games played by England under-19, Roberts recorded a total of four goals and four assists.

 

If he stays for eighteen months, it may well turn out to be good business. If he likes the place, then who knows what could happen…(I do. He’ll go back to Man City -Ed )

Add Erik Sviatchenko to the mix-and don’t forget Ryan Christie is here now as well, then thats not a bad months business.

Sviatchenko, though, thinks his debut could have gone a little better..he said somewhere that it was his dream to play alongside Efe Ambrose, and is disappointed he’ll have to wait for that chance.

Well, he might have done.

So, before you start whinging about lack of ambition, and if we paid a little more we could have got such and such, or whoever, from wherever, read this sobering report…

Sobering as in “pissed me off mightily ”

Stoke confirm signing of Giannelli Imbula for club record £18.3m

A team most people have never heard of sign a player most people have never heard of for a sum of money most people can only dream of.

Thats what Celtic are up against.

Whoever Imbula is, he sure as hell didn’t join  Stoke for the glamour or the glory.

Though if he’s reading this, he can , on his days off, jump in with the Lennon CSC and come to the games with us.

Its £25 travel, with £10 concessions, and full time footballers can come along for the minuscule fare of just a quarter of a million pounds.

Well, we need a new mini bus.

 

Elsewhere, Hearts pipped Celtic to the signing of John soutar, as Dundee United begin to clear the decks ready for lower league football, whislt Celtic will be in for a £10,000 windfall as former development player Michael o’Halloran steps down a level to join Second Rangers.

I hope when we get the cheque, we hand it over to a charity, preferably one that helps the Irish relocate in Scotland.

Though, and its a thought, should we apply to the courts to ringfence the money ?

In actual fact, it will be St. Johnstone who pay the money, as they have made the profit on the player. Hopefully, they will have demanded payment up front.

David Goodwillie, who used to be quite good , has left Aberdeen to join Ross County, and he’s delighted to have the chance to play in a major final, something he was never going to do with Aberdeen.

Well, he says he’s delighted.

If I was Ross County manager, I’d wait till he arrived an Dingwall, and then put him on the first train back to the Granite City, which he’ll probably try to do anyway.

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Want a laugh ?

Its those highly trained and efficient guardians of law and order, Police Scotland… hot on the trail of some bad guys…

 

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On a serious note, its nice to see they were looking out for kids trying to cross the road….

 

Which leads us to todays caption competition..

 

 

Finally, its five years ago that this man left us…Remember him in your prayers if you will…

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Raemonn Gormley RIP

 

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Una
4 years ago

Remember what i said about that stoke top on the fields of Lurgan what is going on ???

ChrisBhoy
4 years ago

Ralph, a wee comment on the transfer window and back to Sunday

On Sunday we had Ciftci and Nesbitt on the subs bench
On Monday they were both on the bus out the door.
A) Did Ronnie know they were going? If he did why waste 2 places selecting them for the squad
B) If he didnt know they were going what does that tell us about who runs the team?

Brian53
4 years ago

Caption (The clue was in the article)
“Celtic last night sent officials to the game between NEC and AZ Alkmaar, according to reports in Holland.”

andybhoy
4 years ago

£250K for a mini bus??
May I suggest…

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mike
4 years ago

Ralph,great read as usual,i read the the Belfast telegraph article re. M.O.N.2,and although i heard that he had been approached,i thought that it was the usual speculation.
Transfer business is not exciting anymore, the usual loans and trawling through the sick and lame of EUROPE,sensible business seems to be beyond our club at present and the money squandered, 1.5mill.here and there continues.
Most supporters have lost faith in this management team and we seem to be going backwards at a fair rate its fair to say that we have lost our MOJO,so HELP awe need somebody,not just anybody HELP oh HELP me if you can.

HAIL.HAIL.to our great support.

hasil

Brian53
4 years ago

Caption:
The recently formed Police Scotland ‘Special Branch’ are determined to ‘leave no fan left unturned’

Monti
4 years ago

Ralph,
You are right to raise the point about Scott Brown not taking any shite, thing is though most of the players should be like that, fired up to the max and motivated to get the job done.
Apart from Brown, who in this Celtic squad is captain material?
Where is the Roy Aitken’s or Mick Mccarthy type players and mentality? I remember a time when Celtic could go down to ten men and it only inspired us, roll the sleeves up and dig like fuck!
Look at Martin O’ Neill’s side, you had about half a dozen captain’s on the park at the one time, Mjallby, Lennon, Thompson, Hartson, Sutton and Petrov.
Winners, all of them.
This is why I mention John Terry, bit of a horrible cunt in general, but is that not what we need going into the CL qualifiers?
I for one would be happy with a defence that had Terry and Stviatchenko at it’s core.
Saidi Janko and Kieran Tierney either side of those two would learn so much from Terry.
Terry might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but I would rather have him in the team than many others.
Put it this way, if John Terry said he wanted to remain in the EPL next season, MOST clubs in that league would want him.

DEILA OUT!

Lavvy1888
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Agree with that, remember watching games as a nipper and see someone get sent off, and the old man would say, dont worry son, sometimes were better with 10 men.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Lavvy1888

Lavvy,
The fighting spirit is not what it once was, there is no doubt about that, I believe the spirit shown in a side begins with the manager, look at Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd, or Clough’s Nottingham forest?
And now look at the spirit shown by Leicester City…it begins with the manager, spreads throughout the team and the fans then react to what they are seeing! HH

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Fighting Spirit,they dinna know the meaning of it,

TALK is CHEAP,show it on the park.

DAVID HAY,BERTIE AULD,WILLIAM MCNEIL,BOBBY MURDOCH,
NOBODY but NOBODY like them would have allowed anybody
to bully them or there MATES.

Brian53
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Well hopefully Erik Sviatchenk is a future Captain, I hope so!

Yes we miss the physicality of Martin’s team, like the Lions they were exceptional.

Sorry Monti, wouldn’t have Terry anywhere near a Celtic Jersey! Like you say a horrible person both on and off the field. He would be no use to us anyway as the mibs up here wouldn’t let him away with the stuff he does down there. Also you would never forgive yourself as he would be much worse than Efe as he would be getting sent off every other game!

DELIA IN!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Brian53

Pish!

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Agree with most of that except the last statement. Don’t think we can get anyone better. Let’s just put up with him until Broony has his coaching certs.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago

Good stuff Ralph nice touch at the end.
RIP Raemonn and may god bless your family son.

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

HEAR HEAR.

charlie
4 years ago

caption chief of police says is that a squirrel during the zombie singalong

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago

Caption: Photographic evidence emerges that Police Scotland have no left footers among their ranks.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago

John Terry must be clearing at least £100k a week.
Though I might just check with Microsoft for confirmation on that 😉

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

That Auld JOHN TERRYS got me in his spell,
That Auld JOHN TERRY that we know so well,
Down and Down we go,round and round we go,
LOOK EVERYBODY its JOHN TERRYS BLACK MAJIC.

HA.HA.

4 years ago

Caption: Police Scotland facial recognition squad spring into action:

Tex
4 years ago

Caption
Keep your eyes open lads i,m sure MR.King,s millions are around here somewhere

Daviebhoy
4 years ago

Caption Police Scotland overseeing the Ipox implosion ” I didn’t see that coming”
Good Diary Ralph, you sure know how to cheer us up. We will see what the team is made of on Wednesday, I am sure it will be onwards and upwards. One defining moment caused us bigtime on Sunday, these things happen. Lets be supporters and back the team, maybe just maybe with the right backing we will witness the plan coming together.
Raemonn Gormley RIP it is amazing that five years have passed since this tragic event. God bless and look after his family.

4 years ago

For some reason a Counting Crows lyric sprinsg to mind to sum up this current team and transfer window:

“It’s all a lot of oysters and no pearls”

Monti
4 years ago

On Sunday when Awfy Ambrose sold the jerseys…again, Deila didn’t know how to change it, he was fucked and devoid of an idea of how to keep Celtic in the game.
Why did he not go to 3 at the back, Lustig Boyata and Tierney,
4 in midfield GMS, Bitton, Brown and Forrest
2 up front Griffiths and Ciftci?

Taking off Johansen and Armstrong?

3-1 down with 15 to go and the sight of Leigh Griffiths crossing the ball into the box to no one?

Fucking shambles!

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

Manager of the month you know,awe think they gave him that to
rub our faces in it.

bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

said it now for 2 days!! since charlie saiz reckons deila knows more about football than us then why did he not think of this? well well he use hindsight as an excuse?? scottish cup semi final anyone? mistakes learned? no.. ronny out? yes!!!!!!!!!!1

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

If you think you know more than him about Management of a Professional Football team then you really are one deluded wee soul bud.

corktim
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

charlie you dont know much either if you are still backing that fud deila,any body who has played football at any level,or even watches football can see the manager we have is not up to the level we need.It is a disgrace he is still in charge how many more debacles is he going to preside over.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  corktim

Corktim,
Well said!

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  corktim

Calling the Celtic manger a fud??? and it then gets a “well said” tell yi whut it ‘fans/supporters’ like you that are eroding the Celtic supporters reputation. Buken disgraceful comments by the 2 of you, but am no surprised, not in the last.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  corktim

Bondibrian,
Ok, he’s not a fud, just fucking useless!

Brian53
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Are you still reading yesterdays diary Monti? 🙂

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Brian53

I wasn’t, no 🙂

Run Sammy Run
4 years ago

Caption:

John Park leads his scouting network out in the search for yet another midfielder

Big Shuggy
4 years ago

Since the excellent rumour mill only came out yesterday does this mean today is transfer deadline day at ETims.

Have the Etim coaches (Ralph aka Ronny,Hector and desi mond can fight out which John is which) decided which posters should be moved on if any?

I think the young poster Monti has the potential to go on and be a great poster for etims,he has the raw enthusiasm that is needed but is just a bit raw round the edges maybe you could loan him out to CQN until the summer, or even Kerrydale st.
I am sure he will come back the poster you know he can be.

This would fee up a space to bring back Pensioner Bhoy who we have really missed.

Monti out (until the summer);-)

andybhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

Have you got a tin hat?

Big Shuggy
4 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

sitting in the trenches. 🙂

andybhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

lol

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

Big Shaggy,
” Are you employed, sir “?

Big Shuggy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Yes i am. i am an anger management therapist. shall i book you in? 😉

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

Definitely! 🙂

Big Shuggy
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

Haha. Just a bit of fun Montgomery old Chap.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

Big Shuggy,
When Celtic are being embarrassed by the likes of Molde and Ross County, my humour goes.
Accept my apologies for my language.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

No bother Shuggie!

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

🙂

Brian53
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

It’s every bloggers right to refuse to go on loan, to wait until the right blog comes along. Monti In (until the summer) 🙂

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Brian53

I might sign a new contract….Ralph said it’s on reduced terms,but my heart lies here. 🙂

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Brian53

Brian,
I can confirm that I’ll be staying with the club ( blog) the manager was keen for me to go out on loan with the view of a permanent transfer.
However, he has accepted that I’m prepared to knuckle down in the best interests of the team ( blog).
A press conference is to be held at mid day where it will be announced I have signed a new 5 year deal, which will delight the support ( Etims staff and fellow posters). Cough.

I can confirm my written loan/transfer request has been ripped up and thrown in the dusty bin. HH

Admin
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

As long as you’ve been a poster on a Man City website we’ll be delighted to take you on loan and develop you for them!

If anyone wants to contribute drop us a note to etims.contact@gmail.com and we’ll look to publish.

Frank Mccloy
4 years ago

Pep Guardiola is free for six months maybe we could get him on loan till the end of the season ,no f..k it,he,s lost nineteeng games.

Monti
4 years ago

DEILA OUT NOW!

Anyone else think Pittodrie is his Mowbray moment?

Tic toc toc tic toc

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

tic toc….sounds like you want it to be Monti. “tic toc?” an expression used to laugh at the huns yet you use it to no doubt take glee thh Celtic manager will be sacked?? Get a grip pal.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

Not so much ” glee ” just a knowing reality that it is the best thing for all concerned that Deila goes…now!

andybhoy
4 years ago

Moyes now quoted at 2/1 at Paddy Power to replace Deila.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

Good Good!!

Dusty bin might not be happy with that….

321

andybhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti
Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

🙂

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

My my we seem to be in full troll mode today you may want to tread carefully with that?
Adversely trolling someone over and over even though they have openly stated they have no desire to converse with you will inevitably lead to a similar type of response.
Reading between the lines I can see Monti obviously has some issues with my wish not to converse on any level with him any longer.
Could you that is the aforementioned please keep me out of your inane ramblings wee man as I have no time for them anymore.
IF however you continue to trol then I of course have no option but to respond likewise but for the sake of others and the quality of this site I would rather not.
Seeking attention through acting in the manner you are is not very nice perhaps you could find a better way of getting the attention you seek and obviously crave?
Sadly though I think this due to your disposition this may difficult?
If you could perhaps change your approach slightly then perhaps I might be inclined to have the odd adult conversation with you on a decent level?
Safe to say it looks like this will never be the route you would like to take as your condition seems to becoming more erratic as the days go by.
My IQ level has been questioned here by your fine self so perhaps I should re-evalute?Pehaps you could help me understand better your condition with your superior knowledge on all things Football,Management and Celtic related Monti?

Gerry
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

A bit harsh Charlie, you have been very clear on this subject but I’m not seeing any posts by Monti in direct response to you or even mentioning you. Certainly not to warrant that message.
As for Ronnie you’ve made really good points regarding the issues he’s faced eg replacing central defence and injuries in the squad. And of course the budget we have is limited so nobody is really expecting him to buy top drawer quality. Also I don’t mind one up top, to me formation is irrelevant so long as the players put in a performance.
But that’s the point, why are performances so bad so consistently. Even if the players we have are limited why is he not getting the best out of them. And as for his problems listed above isn’t that his job to achieve in the face of difficulty, that to me would be when he earns his corn the most. I’ll give you Griffiths and Tierney have certainly developed under him, he’s protected Forrest’s fitness well, and would have said Bitton has come on but even he has dropped off significantly in the last couple of months. How can Armstrong, GMS, Johansen, Izzy, Lustig etc ALL be under performing so often. It has to be the manager and/or his management team, if you cannot get your players to play for you then you’re a failure.
And winning isn’t enough, there are no stats for “football the Glasgow Celtic Way”. You have to win and entertain at this club, if you don’t like it jog on. Even though we’re top of the league the fare is dreadful!! Surely you must agree that the man has to deliver something and very soon. That said his problem is he can’t deliver anything unexpected until August as the league (and possibly the cup) are demanded. Who’d be a manager?!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Gerry

Gerry,
Don’t worry about old dusty bin there, he is a pussy cat.
What he doesn’t like is the fact he can’t brow beat folk without being challenged any longer.
I actually agree with a few of his viewpoints on all things Celtic but he let’s himself down a lot by not accepting that there are different viewpoints throughout our support.
Having said all of that, I do find him a bit of an arrogant prick. HH

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Gerry

If it had anything to do with you Gerry you would know it’s been been going on since the day I told him I wanted nothing more to do with him.
If you think that’s harsh then with all due respect you need to get out more bud.
Performance is temporary bud I think we have been very unfortunate several key men have been under performing simultaneously?
When it is spread over a Season as it often is then it does not have as big an effect on a side such as ours.
In a large squad overflowing with ability you can simply drop another in and it have little or no effect to your general level.
Unfortunately we have a squad brimming with average players with a sprinkling of above average players who canon their day change a game.
I have been watching Celtic for nearly 40 years bud and have seen many sides play average Football.
It is near impossible to play any decent Football however when your defence is leaking goals left right and centre.
The thing is we aRe still top of the pile and we know from the 8-1 pumping the other week there are several more gears to find.
Perhaps we have seen the best of Commons Lustig Izzy etc and now they are on the slide?
Others seem to be thriving as you have mentioned so perhaps it might just be a case of you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
Who would be a Manager indeed pal.
HH

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Gerry

@Monti Think you may find I am more an alley cat son more fool you if you think otherwise.
That aside whenever someone does have a differing opinion what I do is tend to debate the points they raise with them.
You on the other hand resort to name calling,slating their opinion or completely dismissing it as “pish” or “shit”.
Your a hypocrite and a troll what’s more your opinion of me is totally irrelevant.
Time you absorbed that fact and moved on to your next target.
Let’s see if you do 😉

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

Andybhoy,
If we lose tomorrow he has to go….

andybhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I think no matter what, it’s going to happen, whether it be soon or at the end of the season. Preferably sooner than later to give whoever a fighting chance to get the place rocking again.
The ghost stadium is hastening the day.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

Andybhoy,
The thing is now, all the evidence is available to confirm Deila is woeful at his job.
On the back of last year’s embarrassing performances against Legia and Maribor, this has continued into this season, the first-line we haven’t win a game in the group stage of Euro competition, no one in their right dustbin lid can suggest this is progress!
Domestic performances and results this season have been terrible at times, struggling to beat Partick, Kilmarnock and Motherwell. Where is the progress there?
Deila has had long enough to build a team and show progression is happening…where is it?

OUT!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

@Charlie Saiz,
” You may find I’m more of an Alley cat “?
Well at least you can admit your pussy, well done for coming out!
I think you are actually the hypocrite,chico.
You call me a troll, but you just can’t let the Mont go can you?
You can’t call someone a troll whilst indulging in the very thing you are accusing me of?
Why don’t you grow up, be a man and stop trying to play the Internet Herdman?
At the end of the day we are all Celtic supporters but with a different view on things, I can accept that but you can’t.
You defend the indefensible which is bound to attract debate and conflict.
Just pick all your toys up, put the dummy back in and get on with it.

Miiiaaaoooww

Big Shuggy
4 years ago

I would take Moyes in a minute. just can’t see it happening

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Big Shuggy

Big Shuggy,
Glad you can see the merits of Moyes as a Celtic manager.

maryhillbhoy
4 years ago

Monti I agree about John Terry he is a horrible man but a great defender no way we could look at his wages but theoretically I would sign him in a heartbeat..
2 of Sundays squad left yesterday how the fuck did they get a spot ahead of numerous other players like Allan, Christie even Cole WTF?????????????????

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  maryhillbhoy

Maryhillbhoy,
Deila doesn’t know what he is doing mate.
John Terry will be free in the summer, I hear he really has a soft spot for Celtic.
At least Lawwell should ask him?

Intent?

bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  maryhillbhoy

cup tied surley?

Monti
4 years ago

Team for Pittodrie:

4-4-2

Gordon

Lustig
Boyata
Sviatchenko
Tierney

Mackay Steven
Brown
Bitton
Forrest

Griffiths
Richards

Subs.
Bailly
Rogic
Armstrong
Cole
Izaguirre
Christie

Brian53
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Ronny’s never gonna play your 4-4-2 particularly after the abuse you’ve been giving him.
He’ll go with my 4-2-3-1 instead. I mean what other formation is there? 🙂

Craig
Mikael, Dedryck, Erik, Kieran
Scott, Nir
Gary, Callum, Stuart
Griffalo

Subs:
Fasan, Emilio, Charlie, Scott, James, Colin

deadhead67
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

only 6 subs even that diddy ronnie would not do that

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  deadhead67

🙂

schoosh71
4 years ago

I think RD should be given the right, to see out his contract. We are in the middle of a scientific inexpedient, in which we are looking at a way, of finding out if is it possible to create our own players, who will be of a champions league standard.If Rd is not the man to do this, then fair enough, but he at least at the very bare minimum is that he should be allowed to see out length of his contract. I hope RD is here for the team, the club and all us fans for the next ten years. When we ever replaces RD which eventually will happen, I’d hope the club looks for someone who can pass on the ethos to every future manager that the ‘Might Glasgow Celtic’ use the cutting edge of sports science to produce young athletes who can hold their own on any pitch and in any company.

I liked the look of the new signing on YouTube, they looked to have a little bit quality, than the usual fair we normal see at this time of year. I’d say these are RD’s Signing and will be in the first team in the near future.

Feels great having a Celtic player, being the same surname as you.
Strange but true, I though that all my new experiences were years behind me. Young Patrick Roberts looks to me, as the closest that my generation have ever seen of anything or anybody compared to ‘JINKY’.

schoosh71
4 years ago
Reply to  schoosh71

Hail Hail

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  schoosh71

NURSE RATCHED?…. OH NURSE RATCHED!

bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  schoosh71

that the never ending year rolling contract?? deary me

Brian53
4 years ago
Reply to  schoosh71

Wit a sensible post?!? WTF? Yer oan the wrang blog mate.

That knock at the door? That’s Monti, bgbhoy & Nurse Ratched wie a stait jaikit! 🙂

Whoriskey
4 years ago

Acute R.O.T.S. sees the sufferer gleefully look forward to a Celtic defeat! Way to go, supporter.

maryhillbhoy
4 years ago

Monti I know there will be no transfer fee involved with Terry nut I suspect his wage demands will be horrific!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  maryhillbhoy

Maybe so, can we not just fucking ask him?

We have to aim high and let the support know we mean business!

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  maryhillbhoy

Just some him in on 50% of all Terry shirt sales.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

Uralius,
Good idea, and add to that Boerrigter’s wage, Ambrose wage, Mulgrew’s wage, Izaguirre’s wage, Commons wage and Lustig’s wage….starts to look doable doesn’t it?

Get Janko fit, first choice at RB bring back Darnell Fisher as back up, you would have Terry and Sviatchenko at Central defence, Boyata and Simunovic providing back up to JT and ES, Tierney at left back so would just need cover for KT.

Forrest, Roberts, Christie, Allan, Rogic, Mackay Steven, Armstrong, Brown and Bitton battling it out for midfield positions.

Sell Johansen and Commons in the summer along with Ciftci and Cole.

Bring in another striker to challenge Richards and Griffiths.

The young guy Mcginn at Hibs is worth looking at as a stand in for Brown.

There doesn’t need to be a lot of money spent, just a new manager and coaching Staffordshire drive it!

Abu O'Donnell
4 years ago

PMSL at some of the horrible yins accusing John Terry of being a horrible man.

Let he who is without horribleness cast the first stone!!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Abu O'Donnell

Abu,
Quite correct, We are all sinners!

Mike mcarthur
4 years ago

Ronny will be here till the end of the season rumour has it Celtic sounding out Michael o Neil after the summer

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike mcarthur

Michael O’ Neill is a decent shout, I would welcome that move!

Steve Naive
4 years ago

Abu, spot on. Wee true story. Terry asked to play in Petrov’s testimonial charity game, he contacted Petrov and asked him because it was for him and others and at Celtic Park. I was at it and heard some negative comments about him from around about. I confess I also thought he was a wrong’un from a hun club with hun like fans.After the game in the changing room Agbonlahor was commenting on the hysteric reaction from the mostly, female fans at the game to his wee challenge on the boy from One Direction to much derision from fellow players and celebs…
Agbonlahor…’I must be the most hated man in Britain’
Terry…popping his head round the door ‘Excuse me’

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago

John Terry is a very good CB,Captain and leader.
I would think most tims would love someone of his quality to play for Celtic but I doubt very much that we could afford him.
Look at our signings over the last 10 years ffs and wake up.

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

While you might be right. I don’t see you coming up with solutions, at least I suggested giving him a huge cut off shirt sales. What did you bring to the table Sir?

I am afraid that unless Mr Deila sorts out his technique coach for his wide players, accepts the weaknesses in his tactics and tries to fix them with the right player or slightly modifying his system.Then something will have to change.

Monti
4 years ago

See what I mean? Show a bit of ambition and We are to ” wake up “?
It may or may not be possible to get JT but surely JT is the man to decide that, is it not?

Not a grey dustbin, with arms, a lid and a button nose!!

Broxburnbhoy
4 years ago

Am I mistaken or was John Terry convicted in a court of law of racist abuse? Didn’t he also cheat with a friends wife or girlfriend while still married?I also remember that the subject of the abuse received no apology. I’m afraid even if we could afford him there are plenty of other players I’d spend the money on someone else. This is somebody that is a poor leader and captain in my opinion.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

BB,
Concentrate on what he achieved on the park, then you might be getting somewhere.
I couldn’t give two fucks if he slept with a Hooper every night of the week, as long as he was driving Celtic into the CL.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Hooker!

Broxburnbhoy
4 years ago

There is a difference between ambition and tilting at windmills. We simply are unable to afford John Terry, Steven Gerard and other players no longer able to cope with the EPL. We are unable to afford Brendan Rogers or David Moyes or other managers who were unable to win anything in the EPL. Once you have a taste of big money in a glamorous league taking small money in a small league is unpalatable, almost an admission of failure. Does that mean we are unable to find talented players or managers elsewhere? No it means we have to work harder to unearth gems, polish them, wear them for a while then sell them on to the glamorous league for big money which allows us to continue to try and qualify to the CL. Lets be realistic here

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

Spot on.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

BB,
Usual shite about Moyes and Brendan Rodgers, I bet you think Ronny Deila is a good manager eh?
I think you seriously need to take a look at why Moyes and Rodgers got the jobs at England’s two biggest clubs, historically and in terms of honours.
Do you know anything about football?

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

Jesus don’t bring facts into it Ralph you will have the posse bearing down on you like a gaggle of teenagers spying a 10 bob bit at a wedding scramble…

bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

the facts are we didnt win a group game in europe this year for the first ever time

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

The fact are we could have should have won a couple but defensive errors cost us badly.
Losing our central pairing and subsequent injuries of course had a large hand to play in this is.
But hey ho let us conveniently ignore these factors like they have no significance to make our point.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

Ralph,
They will be in good jobs in good time.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

Ralph,
So I take it that applies to Jose Mourinho as well then, he’s out of work.

Can’t be any good can he?

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

You are not wrong, but we move on gems we can’t Polish. especially strikers. Why not a manager?

Thewildgoose
4 years ago

John Terry is a horrible cunt and he can go fuck himself, never want to see that arsehole in the hoops.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Thewildgoose

He’s a goose and he’s wild..he does not mince his words.
The wild goose is loose aboot the hoose 😉

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Thewildgoose

The wild goose,
Yeah, you’re right, let’s stick with Efe if ain’t broke don’t fix it….cough.

DanTheMan
4 years ago

Giggs to Celtic being reported down south☘☘☘

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  DanTheMan

Dan,
Quality, Giggs as manager and John Terry in central defence….better watch the wags lol.

Dan the Msn
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Yes but who’s?☘☘☘

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  DanTheMan

Aw naw, really AW NAW !!!!!say it aint so Dan.

Dan the Msn
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

Mibees aye mibees naw?☘☘☘

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BelfastBhoy

Belfastbhoy,
Interesting choice if true, certainly be an improvement on what we have at the moment!

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  BelfastBhoy

Family Emergency.

Celticmikey
4 years ago

What a load of bullshit goes on in this comment section nowadays. Monti and Charlie grow up and get a life. both of you are ruining what could be a great debating area with well informed opinions. If you let go of your little personal dramas, you could bring some real quality to the table but alas your self awareness is severely lacking.
.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Celticmikey

Celticmikey,
Wooooooooooo 🙂

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Celticmikey has a point Monti, if you canny see that then there really is no point explaining to you why.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

Bondi,
You will have observed that Celticmikey, mentioned Me and Charlie Saiz
…interesting that you choose to point only me out in your well thought out post?
Very telling, with no balance.

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Im aware of that Monti the reason is ah think some – no all – yer post are puerile, ah don’t agree with CharlieS some of the time but he never slags off the Tic the way you dae. Very telling indeed.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Bondi,
I think you, like your pal need to open your eyes when it comes to Celtic.
We ( the supporters) are being treated as mugs by the board, and in my opinion the the team is vastly underachieving.
Got your eyes open yet? Tens of thousands of Celtic supporters are feeling the same, are they all wrong as well? Fuck sake is there a nurse about?

I bet you thought we should have given the old board a bit more time to ‘ turn things around ‘ back in the 90’s.
THIS BOARD AND MANAGER NEED REMOVED ASAP, CELTIC WILL CONTINUE ON A DOWNWARD SLIDE IF IT DOESN’T HAPPEN!

IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE, IF YOU CAN’T SEE THAT THEN AT LEAST LOOK AROUND THE STADIUM, IT IS A DAMP SQUIB!

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

It’s Charlie Saiz and I Monti 😉

bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

im offended i never got a shout

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Celticmikey

I had but unfortunately some would not let it go.
You expect me to let someone continue making snide comments without saying anything then you are sadly mistaken bud.
As for contributing to the debate on here why don’t you put a thread up and enlighten us with your in depth knowledge on all things Fitba related bud?
I look forward to your first effort…

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

I won’t be letting go either, bring it on, I’m not taking your shite, wee man!

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

The shite you seem to be taking exists only in your own heid Monti I had moved on in case you hadn’t noticed.
By the way have you tried some Cuna Linctus for that cough you seem to have developed recently?

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

I’ll trust my own judgement on that, has served me well through the years!

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Of that I have no doubt Monti.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Thanks for your kind words, Dusty!

4 years ago

You ever been in an argument with your brother or sister and your ma or da tried to settle it by saying ‘I’ll knock your two heads together’ (taking no sides). That is how I feel about you two. I love both your points of view, now BEHAVE!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Jimthetim

Jim,
Thanks and I’m glad you like my input on here, I appreciate that.

He’s worse than me though 🙂

4 years ago

Hope their no truth in that rumour about Giggs. We don’t want someone who would even consider sleeping with his brothers wife never mind doing so for years and years, he is even worse than a hun and not many worse than them

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  tobefair

tobefair,
I have eleven big brothers and a number of them have wives that are very tidy indeed, which I have informed them of 🙂

I think we need to take the silver spoon out tho, too much moral high ground shite flying about!

Iancelt67
4 years ago

i wonder how many past successful managers in world football have done something stupid yet as history suggests werr allowed to do their job as a football manager. the internet has quashed the privacy of footballers and managers.

Ryan giggs shagged his brothers wife sp fkn what?? thats his business. theres always some tart fucking someones life up… dont gey me wrong its a fucked thing to do.. but in our day to day lives for us ordinary people this kind of thing goes on. do we lose our jobs because of it? no . high profile public people are supposed to live pristine lives which is a fkn ridiculous expectation. neil lennon was supposed to have done something similar recently. would you have him back?

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

No I wouldn’t mate.
Not because I don’t rate him, I love Neil Lennon with every part of my soul.
I just think the stuff he had to ensure before is something he shouldn’t go through again.

The greatest wee country in the world? My fucking arse!

WE ARE ALL NEIL LENNON
Tiocfaidharla!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

‘ endure ‘

Monti
4 years ago

The time has come Ronny, tic toc tic toc…
All eyes on you son!

Monti
4 years ago

Biggest game of the League season so far tonight.
Would anyone seriously play Ambrose tonight?

Bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I would ahead of boyata Monti. I know that’s not popular with you but I think he’s better than db and that’s saying something. Hearing tonight may well be ‘the last stand’

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Bgbhoy,
Contrary to reports, your opinion or anybody else’s doesn’t need to be ” popular with me ” mate.
I think both of them are poor and that’s at best, what about O’Connell in beside Sviatchenko?

I would be tempted to go with that based on the alternatives. HH

bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

lol i know, but hes a combination of extremley error prone and extremley unlucky, but its the manager who continues to pick him……

Monti
4 years ago

Right, the story so far…

David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho aren’t good enough for Celtic.

John Terry wouldn’t be universally welcomed into the Celtic family.

One up front works and those of us who want two up front are mistaken.

But we have to believe in Ronny Deila and Ede Ambrose? 🙂

WHAAAAATTTTT?

Nurse?

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Awfy, Ede is the eight year old younger brother of Awfy and can actually play!

alan gannon
4 years ago

defeat tonight and ronny’s position is untenable. and i would also start efe ahead of ambrose. he is beckenbeaur-seque by comparison.

4 years ago

“The squad to take us into Europe”??,worse than that Deila looks like the manager to try.
If Deila is still here by the end of the season,there is every possibility we won’t be in the CL anyway.He has already failed at the qualifying stage three times,and he will not have improved enough to change anything…we need him gone Yesterday.HH

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