Celtic Diary Sunday February 14:Well, A Wins A Win…

Free flowing entertaining football returned to Glasgow yesterday as Celtic put on a footballing masterclass to beat Ross county 2-0 and told the world that no-one was going to take our title from us. (you weren’t at the game , were you? -Ed) (Nope-Ralph) (you didn’t even watch it, did you ?-Ed ) ( Nope-Ralph ) . Alright, it wasn’t, by all accounts, a classic. But its another three points closer to the fifth consecutive title. So, if i didn’t see it, we’ll have to look at what others thought… Actually, lets not. Lets just settle for 2-0 and congratulate Leigh Griffiths for becoming the first player in Britain to notch thirty goals this season. One thing I did find proof of yesterday. Celtic shirts don’t shrink to fit inferior assistant managers either… Ronny Deila gave us his thoughts after the game, which were pretty much the same thoughts as he gives us after every game, lending credence to the belief that he really is marking time in the job these days;

“It’s a good start and I’m very happy to get three points . Ross County are a good team and they have shown they can play good football. It could have been more than 2-0 but we controlled the game quite well.

“I don’t think you get points if you don’t put in a performance. On the ball we could have been better. We weren’t accurate enough but having said that, it’s not easy out on the pitch to play fantastic football.

“It was important to have a good defence. At the start we were a little sloppy and we didn’t get close enough or win the ball in good situations enough, but at the end of the first-half we got going and got our goal as well.

“In the second-half we controlled the game well. We got three points and if we can keep doing that we are on track but nothing comes by itself.

“We’ve got players who have been out with injury for a while coming back and players coming into the team who are new so all these things have to gel together, but we’ve got a strong squad and when this team is playing its best it’s going to be very good. 

“That’s why it’s very important to get a victory, confidence and kick on from that.” 

He also gave the standard answer when asked about a possible challenge from Aberdeen:

“You talk about Aberdeen all the time. Here at Celtic we don’t need to think about the others. It’s about us winning games. Whatever they do, we have to win. “Every week we try to put in a performance and get three points. In April we can start talking about if we have a title race or not. There are too many games left and we just need to improve our performances and try to win games.”  Just once it would be great if he just turned round and said ; “Fuck ’em. they’re shite and the managers a tosser.” Mind you, he did get a wee dig in when he spoke to Neil Cameron, of the Glasgow Herald. Deila was asked how he relaxes away from the game. surprisingly, he didn’t say he watches videos of his team in action (this sentence would work better if there was no gap between the last to words, and an apostrophe in the previous one ) which would be enough to send anyone off to the land of Nod. What he did say was;

 “How do I get away from it all? It is very difficult, You have to have people around you who you can relax with, you need places where you can think, and do the things you need to do to relax. It is important to have enough sleep, eat well – you can see that is not a problem for me – and do physical activity.

“But I am a social guy so it’s not a problem to go out and eat dinner with friends. That is something I enjoy doing. People come over to me and 99 per cent of the time I’ll say yes to pictures and talk to them.

 “In this job you have to understand what you’re saying yes to and, when you set foot outside the door, you’re working. So you have to behave and you have to treat people in a good way. I also have to say people have treated me really well in return.

“It is not so easy to go out running because it has been raining for three months. But I have built myself a small gym in the garage and that is a good thing. I have a punching ball to take out my frustrations on. It has a picture of you [the media] on it.”  Cameron added the italics to define “you” as the media, but I’m not so sure….The Herald, and its sister paper , the Ibrox Evening Times have not been kind to Celtic, or Deila, and maybe he really did mean Cameron. Actually, he said it to a gaggle of hacks, so maybe he’s got a revolving digtal frame on it, which he can adjust accordingly. Peter Lawwell wasn’t at the game yesterday, sadly offering supporters no chance to congratulate him on the sterling job he’s doing at the helm of the club. He’s away to Geneva, in Switzerland to help put the case forward against Karl Heinz Rummenigges plan to restrict the champions League to the clubs of the “big five “, which isn’t going to happen, but gets everyone a nice bit of publicity as the tournament itself plunges into monotony, boredom and predictablilty. TV companies will wake up before long and realise that no-one truly goes out of their way to watch football mathces that do not feature their favourite team. The viewing figures reflect that, and the whole thing will come crashing down, and don’t give me that bollocks about it being too big too fail. Which reminds me… Our very own JFK moment. Although i can’t remember exactly where I was when the news came through, I can certainly remember what my reaction was. Remember the scenes outside shops when the shortages started… ? Even today there are repercussions, as the Sunday Post tells us… Note “it makes us feel fab” at the top of the page, just below the ad for a free jaffa orange bar…. someones getting their jotters at the Post. Aye, Craig Whytes looking rough these days, but he’s still in better health than the club he used to own.   Oh , and its Valentines day. I’ll be off to the Co-op to get the flowers at about a quarter to four, as they will be considerably cheaper by then. She’ll like them, and thats will be my spouserly duty out of the way until its the anniversary or a birthday or something else. Listen, its been twenty five years now, and we got off to a really tough start… According to Matt Mcglone, once of Celts for Change and latterly editor of the Alternative View, the club don’t like the magazine being freely available to buy at the ground. they’ve been forced to sell it at either ends of Janefield St. So look for it there. I’m not in favour of restricting access to news and views, it’s a little too right wing for me, so more power to publications like this, who are not afraid to tell it like it is. Its important that the public get all the information they need, so they can make informed decsions about their next move.   Poor Ann Budge.   Perhaps she should have looked at the board behind her for guidance. You may not have heard of

 or what they do, but what they plan to do next should be of interest to you.  They are trying to raiuse money for a memorial to the famine, and could do with your help. Follow the link… fund raiser Now, can anyone tell me whats going on here ?

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Dziekanowski's nightclub child
4 years ago

Pope celebrating admin day, asking where do we get the jelly and ice cream?

Monti
4 years ago

Monti’s Ices is open for business….

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago

Caption So I told the MSM “If you count the whole of Spain there were definitely over a Million fellow Tims in Seville….Bless them”

basqueceltic
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

and the Basque Country and Catalonia

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  basqueceltic

Craig Whytes accomplice finally gets back to work from bender in Cancun…

basqueceltic
4 years ago

Pope caught in a time-wharp,lookin forward to Celtic champions league match………….that fuckin hurts.

San Miguel
4 years ago

Pope to the Mexican president. It’s administration anniversary day a day of ice cream and jelly. I said a solero not a sombrero!

hailhail
4 years ago

His Holiness asking “Are we having a party when the Rangers die”

Greenday
4 years ago

The Pope singing Las islas Malvinas Argentina, on his way to Saville with the hooped hordes.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Greenday

sniff sniff…

Greenday
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Sniff sniff ure ma ye tan bastard!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Brits out!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Greenday

” THE IRISH STILL SUPPORT YOU ARGENTINA “!!

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Nonsense.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

Have you ever been to Argentina?

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Ah have indeed, 1990 spent 6 months on ma tod travelling from Rio through Paraguay down to Buenos Aires then flew to New Zealand onto Sydney.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Didn’t want a life story, yes or no would have done!

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I support democracy. and so therefore the Referendum Vote the Islanders had in 2013 in my mind settles any moral debate.
Of the 91.94% turnout 99.8% decided on remaining British.
No need for more bullets,bombs or bloodshed.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

There wouldn’t have been any need for bloodshed if the British hadn’t invaded foreign shores, they have a habit of doing that though….

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Argentina also made the decision to Invade the Islands.
Two wrongs do not make a right.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Britain should just keep their nose and guns out of foreign affairs.
Their Empire was built on the back of murder, rape and pillage….and slavery!

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Tell me something I don’t know.

corktim
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

you must be a hypocrite so charlie because you still put on the uniform.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Interesting logic you have there bud.
I wore that uniform in my 20’s I now make these comments in my 40’s.

Greenday
4 years ago

Not Saville (though Monti wants to sign him with Adam Johnson) SEVILLE!

fin49
4 years ago

Don’t order the tortillas!

4 years ago

Now before I start this is not about RD it’s about radio Clyde so no need for daila oot or daila in is it just me or is there something sinter about Clyde doing a poll amongst celtic to see if daila should stay or go I think what they done was pure vindictive and to me they are nothing more than reptiles did they do that with mccoist naw they are pure scum with a clear agenda against celtic I for 1 will never listen to those rats again

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  drewster

I don’t listen to it bam central that phone in.

Vinnie
4 years ago
Reply to  drewster

Drewster, I think you may have hit on something here that needs to be driven home, nae, battered home.
I’ve advocated, for years, that all Tims should ditch most SMSM, print, radio etc. (TV needs a different approach which would need to be concerted complaints)
Anyway, we all know that Clyde SSB, all the print media and also other media carry an anti-Celtic agenda. They’re brim-full of huns. (Follow, followers of a dead club but a living, bigoted poison).
Am I Paranoid? Naw. Pragmatic? Yes.
So, why are ALL Celtic employees, top-to-toe, i.e. from the Boardroom, via (and including, of course,) the footballing squad, right through all our employees not banned from making comment to all of SMSM?
A cynic might consider that the Board may like to ‘keep their options open’ and sickeningly ‘leak’ their thoughts to the aforementioned SMSM in the most cowardly fashion. ( CMM, Compliant Media Manipulation) Do I think that, e.g. our CEO would stoop to this? Yes I do.
The question of admitting SMSM ‘journalist’-huns (free of charge) and accepting Ads. from, e.g. Clyde SSB, all around the ground, desperately needs to be asked.
I don’t know even ONE fan who would accept the ‘poisonous shilling’, but then, what TF does the Board care about what the fans think. Just fucking milk them.
To the Board, We’re well onto you and “Your Time Is Coming”
As a wise man on another site used to say, FC, NOT Plc.
Well that’s me.
HH

basqueceltic
4 years ago

Ralph,this is just a sleg ok,true but just a sleg…….when you cant be arsed you shove in a load of fotos…………cheap man ,very cheap……….just a sleg remember……Off to watch Eibar v Levante later,in the pouring rain……nice.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  basqueceltic

Partidu gozatzeko

basqueceltic
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

thank you very much Jauna.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  basqueceltic

Welcone bazara

iancelt59
4 years ago

the black deila strikes again…

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  iancelt59

John Barnes?

Monti
4 years ago

Mexican President has just told the Holy Father ” Rangers, Thatcher and Paisley…The fucking treble’s on my man “!!

Holy father responds ” O’HARA, HUGHES, MCREESH,SANDS,DOHERTY AND LYNCH,MCDONNELL,HURSON,MCELWEE,DEVINE…

AT PEACE LADS, SHE’S GONE”

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Rabid nonsense.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

Really?

Vinnie
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

BondiBrian, your comment “Rabid nonsense” requires serious explanation. Was this your own conclusion to your own ‘piece’ that you then decided was not worth submitting? Surely it was not a response to Monti? If so, please explain/embellish.
Q: What “treble” could possibly be better? A: None.

Monti, that wiz a treble ‘like no other’. One I could never have envisaged in my own, or any fellow-Tim’s lifetime.
HH
“Bowl”?

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Vinnie

Absolutely Vinnie, with sprinkles!!

Vinnie
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

An’ Lime/Lanny Jelly?

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Vinnie

Vinnie, it was in response to Monti’s reference to the Hunger Strikers, when written in capital letters it usually denotes SHOUTING, when shouting an opinion it can come across as rabid: ‘ ….extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something’ as I’ve observed Scottish Monti seems to have a thing about Ireland. Fair enough as suppose if that flicks his switch.

The treble question doesn’t warrant a reply suffice to say ah didn’t shed a tear for any of them.

Hope that cleared things up for you.

Vinnie
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

BondiBrian, good of you to clarify things and I’m more than happy with your comment. End of day we’re all Tims on here (well nearly all) and we’re all entitled to our own views and there are certainly plenty of them about. Anyway, we don’t need to fall out with people because they see things differently from ourselves. I, like you, don’t believe in any deity. When I was young I knew for certain there was Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy and I could prove it as they both left me gifts, even though I never saw either of them.
I’ve never seen evidence of any ‘good lord’ but plenty of havoc in ‘his’ name. (‘good lord’ and ‘his’ relate to all religions in the above case.
HH

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

” A thing about Ireland “?
You fucking better believe I do!
As for the capital letters being shouty, you are quite correct, for all my life I have celebrated Irish Republicans and Nationalists, and will do till my last breath.
The hunger strikers who gave their lives for Ireland will always be celebrated by me, AND PROUD TO DO SO!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

I shed a tear for the three of them……tears of laughter!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

” Monti seems to have a thing about Ireland ”
Imagine that, me being a Celtic supporter n all….

corktim
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

the sun must be playing havoc with your brain.

Uralius
4 years ago

Pope on his way to Brazil for the World Cup.

Uralius
4 years ago

I would like to congratulate 1 or 2 of our lads on actually progressing . Boyata physically fought his way to a goal by getting on the end of a cross from Armstrong that was struck with his Left foot, while the technique of either player was not perfect it is good to see progression. Lustig and Boyata are obviously buoyed by the knowledge that if they cock up Erik is there to cover, which of course makes them less likely to cock up (don’t get me wrong there was an Oh shit moment,but Erik swooped in to mop things up). Johansen did his job, he cocked up a few passes, but he looked like he is approaching being the player we saw last season and quite honestly treating him like the enemy after an improvement in form is just shite. GMS described as an enigma, I will describe him as “left part” because he has skated through his career so far with what is obviously natural talent. GMS id great at what he does, but he will never reach the top of his game until he can use his right foot, he needs to get on that NOW his partner in crime Stuart is working on it and GMS needs to do it too, but he has more to do; controlling the ball with the inside and outside of his right foot is imperative. Sometimes he will have to allow the ball to come across his body. Finally playing in the Inside Forward role he is going to have to get used to controlling with his left and shooting with his right.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

Boyata needs confidence in order to improve,
Playing football without confidence won’t work!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

It’s a bit like taking Charlie Saiz to Mastermind…..pointless.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I agree Monti I guess your not from Fisher folk, having Erik gives him confidence…..

john young
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

You must have been watching a different game from me uralius johanson is a fcuking sham,carreering about the park trying to convince everyone that he is competing you know 25yard skid marks getting nowhere near the man/ball,yes GMS does what he does best a trick player who offers fcuk all.

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  john young

I was watching on Celtic TV and saw what I saw, but I’ll tell you what the wife and wee ‘Un is away on Thursday so I’ll watch the game again abs get back tae ya.

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  john young

John young,

I thought Jo was improved yesterday, especially during our initial period of domination at the start. He did make a couple ofinside passes that split RC.
However, he does play with a kind of arrogance that is often not justified by his performance.
We agree on GMS. He is the kind of player that gets a manager the sack. Remember that was said about Samaras and Lenon?

Rebus

john young
4 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

To my way of looking at things rebus we have far too many fan dancers in the team but fan dancers are supposed to be entertaining this bunch can,t even do that.Watching Leicester to-day a team full of no names very unlucky not to beat Arsenal at the Emirates,hard work/energy/pace/application is it too much to ask from our lot,if we could get that the crowds would come back.

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  john young

John,

I agree there are too many light weight players. Also, too many that are intent on looking good rather than being effective.

Rebus

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

You should be in Management Uralius.
These premier League players could learn so much from a man of your undoubted knowledge and talent.

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Honestly Charlie Saiz, I would prefer to be a tactical and/or technical advisor. Being able to watch things again and again from multiple angles and provide hindsight information is fast easier than sitting in the dugout. Unless of course you are being sarcastic….

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

*far

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

Moi?

GaryBhoy
4 years ago

I chucked being a Catholic years ago (round about the time my wee Granny died of cancer) but I tell you what – I love Pope Francis! What a lad!

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  GaryBhoy

Garybhoy,
Go back to your Church my friend, the Holy Father is still looking over you and your wee granny!
He is always there….

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Where…?

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

There..!!!

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

…still canny see anything Monti.

Ah well.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

That’s the problem, pity you don’t get it…

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

The only place you will find God is in your heart.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Charlie Saiz,
Absolutely!
AMEN!

john young
4 years ago
Reply to  GaryBhoy

And you are proud of that GaryBhoy a bbet yer wee granny widnae.

mike
4 years ago

EL PAPA says to the press,have a drink now lads,then ma hats coming off for a whipround,just like the pineapple this morning for the sick and the tired priests.
THATS what finished me,the Sick priests,poor misses though converted for me now she goes and i wont.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,
Your lack of faith disturbs me!

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti finished with the church,been to Rome dozens of times,met Cardinal Winning,gave him a book,CELTIC in AULD SCOTTISH dialect.
Alter BHOY from five year old,but the thought of Kiddies Abuse filled me with horror and vowed never again.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,
The Church has been in crisis before but she needs you more than ever now.
Remember not ALL clergy are guilty!
Keep the faith!

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

There is no god. Deal with it, but good luck ti yi if you get solace from blind faith. The church isn’t in crisis, the poor downtrodden are, as per usual.

Anyhoo enough theology – or lack of fae me.

HAIL HAIL N aw that.

Phaco
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Not a great call Mike. I was an alter boy from 5years old till 11-12 years old. Two parishes .St Mungo,s Townhead ( Passionist order) and St Philips Ruchazie. The Mungo was also a retirement home for elderly priests and home for Maryst brothers who taught in the academy. Not once did I witness any of that behaviour. Just like life some were arseholes but most were good guys. By the way, I don’t practice anymore myself but that’s because I tend to think for myself not for anything the church has done. They have played a vital role in my life and I think and hope I’m a better man for that. Hh

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Phaco

Great response Phaco.
I believe in God I also believe Ghandi said “God has no religion”.
Which is kinda where I am at now.
A non church attending person with a Christian outlook towards others.
Religions to me are divisive institutions who brainwash and corrupt the weak minded into thinking their version of events is somehow more important or factual than the others.
The two main aspects of each religion that each share are.
1 God exists
2 The “Holy” book(s)/scriptures they base their entire beliefs on were in fact written by men with similar views in a time no longer relevant.
Now if only those who believed in god or spread their version of events about God could sit down in a room once a week,share and discuss what makes them all the same rather than point out and dismiss what makes them all different?
Just perhaps the world might become a better place?

Iancelt67
4 years ago

only catholics go to heaven

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

lance ah suppose that’s me snookered then. ach well.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Only Catholics believe that…coincidence?

Bgbhoy
4 years ago

Pope Francis and the masses get ready for countless away European nights following Celtic as he celebrates the news that Ronny deila has been sacked

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

🙂

4 years ago

Papa saying Beach ball Sunday I was there.

4 years ago

Papa saying beach all Sunday I was there

4 years ago

Beach ball that is

Wisnae me
4 years ago

Shoe bomber, underwear bomber, now the religious fanatics are taking hat bombs onto planes…

Rebus67
4 years ago

So far today there is hardly a post about the managerial situation. Let me lower the tone of the blog by reintroducing the topic.
Only my opinion, but I think RD’s fate was decided, at the latest, by the end of 2015.
Here is why, but remember, in the best traditions of this blog, none of the following is true. It is all made up by moles, and what can they know since they spend most of their time underground in the dark.
My moles tell me that there are two main reasons why the board started to look at the Ronnie experiment with a jaundiced eye.
Firstly, if you look at the share price, it received a boost when Ronnie was appointed, and it maintained higher levels throughout most of 2015. However, along came Sept 2015 and the share price slumped to below what it was when Ronnie arrived. Coincidentally, this was just after our visit to Malmo. The share price has continued trading around this lower level ever since Sept 2015. Now if there is one thing that gets a board me,bers attention, it is his/her portfolio.
Secondly, did you notice the interim results last week? We returned a profit but only because of player sales, namely Van Dyke. Without that sale, given no qualification for the CL, we would be in loss making territory. So, it is clear, each time we fail to qualify for the CL, we need to sell a player or players for around 7-9 million to avoid making a loss, and this would include little to none transfers in. Currently, we do not have a single player that would fetch this amount of cash. So, we would have to sell 2 or 3 to raise the funds. How does that sit with yeam building? We shall be like Dundee United, losing the core of our team every couple of uears.
Wait a minute, you say, we are a selling club anyway and we are the equivalent of a football wholesaler….bringing in merchandise to sell on for a profit. True, but there are two differences to our current model. Firstly, we shall have to sell our best players…at will not be a choice. Secondly, we shall have to sell lesser quality players, than Van Dyke, and more of them. Thirdlly, I know I said, two differences! Think of this as a bonus! We shall not be able to attract the same quality of player to sell on without the CLi.
In summary, the board will have seen the slump in share price and the impending dlump in the value of our intangible assets(players) as a threat to pur business model.
Ronnie, you are the weakest link, you are gone.
Meanwhile back in reality, we beat Ross County 2-0.

Rebus

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Some very strange typing going on in that last post, Rebus. Is that made up too?

Rebus

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Naw thats just auld age Rebus,i always thought that E-Tims was

Electronic now i know that its ELDERLY TIMS,joking aside,said very similiar last years end.Where do we go from here.
1—New Management team in the summer.
2—If its OIRISH D.D.will open the PIGGY BANK.
3—If not,there is aprox,40 player pool to sell for new Team.
4—Monti will open the PEDO jails and get a team from there.

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,

Your etims remark is as good as it will get for you! I laughed out loud!
It is all downhill for you now.

Anyway, 70 is the new 40.

Enjoy the day,

Rebus

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Cheers Rebus,I think,Have A GOOD ONE.

Take care.H.H.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Oh dear!

BroxburnBhoy
4 years ago

I wonder if any other second tier club in a second tier football nation warned Bayern about their dodgy new CL proposals! The arrogance of SEVCO beyond belief. Then again expected!

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Broxburn,

It is laughable, tho.

Rebus

BroxburnBhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Hilarious and absurd

BroxburnBhoy
4 years ago

Man in odd clothing wears sombrero drinks too much tequila. Wonders if Mexican is a language

Uralius
4 years ago

Rebus,

I suspected that was the deal, but didn’t want to just go ahead with conjecture. Glad you have a mole or 2.

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

Uralius,
Not only is what I posted made up, so are my moles!

By the by, your pen name is unusual. Is there a story?

Rebus

Thewildgoose
4 years ago

Thought that Joe Hansen while being far from perfect was more like himself yesterday and some of the abuse he gets is OTT for me. I see Armstrong getting some praise for finally managing to deliver a telling ball with his left foot and fair enough but his overall performance was mince, powder puff and an empty jersey for long spells. Totally agree GMS will never fulfill his potential until he can use his right foot to any decent standard. Would like to see Janko fit to see if he could do a job at RB cause for me Lustig is finished. At one point in the second half county were attacking down the left and I noted Boyata was over at RB position and as I looked to see where Lustig was I spoted him on the halfway line looking like he was running through treacle.Really hope that big Eric and Jozo can become a good partnership at CB and give us some solidity at the back. Hail x2

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  Thewildgoose

Wildgoose,

I see Lustig has a contract until june 2018. I agree he is past his best but he is going to around for a while. I thought he was better yesterday up until around the hour mark then he seemed to tire.
Apart from Fisher, who the manager seems to not like, is there anyone to step up to the plate? What about one of our many midfielders?

Have to go out for a wee while. Talk later if you reply.

Rebus

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

The answer to R.B.is staring you in the face,said it before but got it in the neck.( nae mair Scottish shoite etc)
Callum Paterson from HERTZ.
Strong in the tackle,reads the game great,because he played at C.F.is a big goal threat and nobody but nobody bullies him,just what we need.
Next long term Scottish Captain.
So diny feckin moan to me if we miss out.

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,

He is valued at less than half a million….affordable.

You are not his father or his agent, are you?

Rebus

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

I agree with this he has looked solid every time I have seen him play.
Solid no nonsense and maintains a decent level game to game.
Him Janko,Fisher and Wardrop would give us plenty cover at RB.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Thewildgoose

Pretty much how I seen it I haven’t had confidence in Lustig playing as a wingback now for 3 seasons.
He doesn’t have the stamina to repeatedly overlap the full length of the park.
Fisher does as does Janko.
I remember Lustig commenting about looking to move into a CB role as he get’s older.
I think he was dropping hints then to Lenny he was struggling doing the work needed as an attacking fullback.
The injuries have of course taken their toll too his stamina is not great? In fact it’s poor I think.
He’s a weak link now often found coming inside and leaving large areas for wide men to run into.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Thewildgoose

Reply vanished into the ether…

Steve Naive
4 years ago

Rebus67,

Would that be the attitude bias many had against Larsson after his debut ? Never had it with any Celts and always try to see the good in them every time I see them Maybe this is anti attitude bias or just being contrary for the sake of argument but I thought Boyata was only 5/10 defending yesterday. He had more back passes to Gordon than any other defender. partly because he panics under pressure and partly because he had no options as they shut them down. There was room in our midfield to pass it in thereas they had two and sometimes three pressing but they knew Boyata wouldn’t do that because his passing is poor. Option 1 pass it back or l Option 2 launch it ( which Gordon will do anyway). I know he is no VVD (whom 5 live said was a stand out yesterday) but I cannot see any improvement from July and just don’t think he has enough intelligence in him to take on coaching points (if any) or learn from the more agricultural nature of the SPL .On your reply, it is easy for me to go to the game,, I look forward to them and some away as well and always remember that Celtic players are much better than the majority of players in the U.K but I can see if they are poor to average over nine months .Yes I did mean Andrew Robertson whom we let go.

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  Steve Naive

Steve,

Thanks for the reply. We are all subject to attitude bias at times. I know I have it w.r.t GMS, but I try to fight it.
Being at the game allows you to see the whole field and what players are doing off the ball. I miss all of that and it must affect my judgement of players.
I think Boyata is a project that may or may not succeed. I thought about your point last night that he sits too close to his attacker and is vulnerable if the same lays it off to another player who either passes through Boyata or runs past him. You are correct. I saw that but did not observe it! He attempted some long passes yesterday, most of which failed. I think he needs a confidence boost to improve. I shall judge him at the end of the season. I think Erik may emerge as the best of the 3,4 CHs that we have. Jozo is going to be a ref’s dream. He will pick up lots of yellows and a few reds in the SPL.
Nice talking to youespecially since we can do it without getting personal. After all it is only opinions. Got to go out now,

Rebus

Uralius
4 years ago

Aye one day myself and some mates were playing what we called Diego in a school playground. Due to my beard and long hair I was called Jesus. After a fair few one of the lads said, “Jesus is your alias.” To which I replied “Jesus Uralius! What kind of bloody name is that?” It stuck as my Diego name. I put it on shirts because if you are not putting on your name you put on your alias.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

Hacienda?

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

Is this like the game Headers and Volleys?
One player crossing in the rest against the keeper you can only score with a header or volley.

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

That did play a part of it. That is how it started off. I was often crossing, but in all honesty it became more than that, imagine anything arsey and brilliant, something that you would rave about in the pub of it happened in a televised game, sometimes there was even the hand of God to pay homage to the name, “Diego.” We had a Dan Schizeman, Art-Deco and many other daft names.

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

bleive it or not ah went ti school wi a guy called Jesus, his family were Mexican, buck know how they ended up in Scotland in the 70’s.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

I don’t believe you….

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Tis true Monti, if ah could be arsed ah could verify it but ah don’t want ti expose ma personal details online. But really Monti you don’t believe ah went ti school wi a Mexican called Jesus but you believe in heaven & hell and an omnipotent deity??

MON NOO !!

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

🙂

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  BondiBrian

Quite right Bondi, there is a lot of unscrupulous characters out there…

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago

That Michael 20 Stone in the Pic outside the Ice Cream shop?

Uralius
4 years ago

@Charlie Saiz,
Maybe I’m no such a nut job after all. Shhhhh!

Uralius
4 years ago

missing post too funny not to try again.

Even Leigh Griffiths would struggle to get 2 in 1 minute. Not Nadir Shifty though.

Plumsaucesaurus
4 years ago

See the diary has descended to Monti complaining about the Brits now.

How tediously predicatble.

bgbhoy
4 years ago

see plum has decided to troll someone

how tediously PREDICTABLE

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

He’ll get on well with Bondi and Whoriskey!

Ima Timm
4 years ago

BondiBrian, back to the Mexican family,I too knew them at school in the 70’s. The twins,Wullie and Pedro were in my class. They had a large family!
H.H.

Ima Timm
4 years ago

Oh,and there was one called Jesus!!!

BondiBrian
4 years ago
Reply to  Ima Timm

Cheers Ima !!!! Strange scenario Mexican family in Scotland in those days, there was a write up in the Courier a few years ago about them as it was quite unique n their day, ah think there was aboot 15 in the family.

Ah Monti….ye of little faith ( am being ironic Montizuma )

HAIL HAIL N AW THAT !!

Iancelt67
4 years ago

the mexican jesus was crucified in bridgeton at age 33 after he and his disciples hsd the last fish supper. judas the mexican was up to his knees in it

Devoy45
4 years ago

A baseball team, the Giants, once had a player named Jesus Alou and the headlines often said (guess it?) “Jesus saves the Giants.” He didn’t perform any miracles with them however. I didn’t go to school with anyone named Jesus but there were a few we called “Creeping Jesus.” Trolling on this forum? Trolls are Norwegian after all but some of our trolls don’t like Norwegians!

charlie
4 years ago

i once had a neighbour called wullie wullie biter we called him he was a hun he hada sister called fanny she was a lesbian ha ha

andybhoy
4 years ago

There was a guy that had his tax returns sent to EK, his surname was Fuchsbotom.
There was also a guy in my year at school called Adrian Wall and a girl I knew called Heather Forest.

Uralius
4 years ago

Looks like they have dotted the eyes on the Acer deal, Myriam is next he arrives in Glasgow tomorrow.

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

* I’s
* medical

Rebus67
4 years ago

At Inverness,

1-1 Aberdeen score first through Rooney, Vigurs equalises after a mistake by Taylor.
So far, Aberdeen the better team.

Rebus

Rebus67
4 years ago

Colum incorrectly gives The Dons a freekick in a dangerous position. They hit it just over. Caley goalie does not look too clever.

Rebus

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago

Hayes off with a Hamstring issue.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago

Celtic Football Club ‏@celticfc 4m4 minutes ago
HT at Lennoxtown: Celtic 4-0 Dunfermline. A dominant first-half showing from the Bhoys. (MH)

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Roberts 12′,34′ Christie 31′ and McMulan 14′

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago

Celtic Football Club ‏@celticfc 1m1 minute ago
46 The second half is underway at Lennoxtown, with the Hoops looking to build on their 4-0 lead.

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Celtic Football Club ‏@celticfc 2m2 minutes ago
54 Christie has a shot blocked by Orru at one end before the visitors break and Crossan rifles home to make it 4-1

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Celtic Football Club ‏@celticfc 25s25 seconds ago
FT Celtic 4-1 Dunfermline The Bhoys move six points clear at the top of the table after a resounding win at Lennoxtown.

Rebus67
4 years ago

Half time still 1-1.

Why oh why did we buy Cifcti rather than Rooney? Anyone know?
Game could go either way. Aberdeen work the bal, Caley more direct and also looking for a breakaway.

Rebus

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Aberdeen would not sell to Celtic especially not their top scorer bud.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Everybody has their price Charlie!

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Charlie,

Money talks. Did Celtic try? Possibly more to do with his age….not a lot of sell on value after a couple of years.

Rebus

Charlie Saiz
4 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Signing him would mean a move to 2 up front.
Not sure that’s going to happen any time soon.
Besides that Ajer can play up front I gather too so perhaps that’s why they brought Cole in in case it never happened?

Rebus67
4 years ago

Penalty to IC!

Rebus

Rebus67
4 years ago

Goal! Tansey scores.

Rebus

Rebus67
4 years ago

3-1 IC. Tremarco scores virtually on the line.

Rebus

Rebus67
4 years ago

This could boil over.

Colum struggling to control this.

Very industrial with wild tackles flying in from both sides.

Someone will go off here.

Rebus

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