Celtic Diary Monday March 7: A Quick History Of Semi Final Opponents

Celtic cruised into the Scottish cup semi finals with a first half demolition of Greenock Morton. All the goals in the 3-0 win came in the first half, and this allowed the team to relax a bit in the second, but the result was never in doubt.

Leigh Griffiths, Gary Mackay Steven and Calum Macgregor were on target for the hoops, with the latter scoring the pick of the bunch, showing that even if he isn’t allowed to drive on the roads, he can still drive through First Division defences.

Calum MacGregor in the first team even though he got a drink drive ban-four times over the limit…..not exactly setting a good example. Or even laying down the law about what is expected of Celtic players.

Still, its a good job he didn’t tweet about it, he’d have been suspended and farmed out to Hibernian.

And we wonder why there is a reputed split in the dressing room.

for all the faults in the management team in this instance, credit has to go to them for telling the players that yesterday they would line up in a 4-3-3 before getting them to play as a 4-2-3-1 without them actually realising it. Psychology plays an important part in management, and i think the crew cracked it yesterday.

The players seemed a little more confident, and the side looked a little more balanced.

Special mention has to go to Willie Collum, who returned from suspension after his bosses at the SFA realised he wasn’t very good at his job, to show again to the watching world that he isn’t very good at his job.

On the stroke of half time, Michael miller crashed into Stefan Johansen with his studs raised, and it looked like the Norwegian may even have broken his ankle. Collum ignored the foul, presumably because he was relying on his front eyes and not the ones in the back of his head that usually spot this sort of infringement, and incredibly then blew for half time and left the field with the injured player still on the ground.

Celtic players surround the referee as the stricken Johansen lays on the pitch during the quarter-final clash

This despite Kris commons re enacting the foul for the benefit of Collum, and the morton player tryong to ditch the switchblade that was fitted to is boot.

Thats not a suspension, thats a p45 and an advert for a replacement.

Manager Deila was fairly restrained in his comments;

The challenge looked like it was a stretched leg, straight into his ankle. It was not good to watch. 
‘It’s hard to say how he is. Hopefully it’s not a big injury and he didn’t twist anything. We will get more answers on that tomorrow.’ 

It certainly didn’t look good at the time;

The Norewgian is helped to his feet and after leaving in a protective boot awaits the results on a ankle scan

But it did allow tv viewers a little glimpse of something that perhaps wasn’t suitable for sunday lunchtime viewing;

Three Hail Mary’s and an Our Father for even looking.

Despite only a weeks notice, a 12 noon sunday kick off and the match live on tv on mother’s day, nearly 15,000 brave souls made the game, and to them, I say well done.

When the semi final draw was made, and they forgot-again-that the two hot balls are to be kept separate, Celtic now face Second Rangers for the Second time in the new clubs short history, and with the game taking place at Hampden, tickets will be in short supply.

All of those who went yesterday should get one first, the remainder should go to those who went to earlier games, and if there’s any left after that, they should go to anyone attending the Lennon CSC monthly meeting in Newcastle under Lyme this evening.

As much as i never wanted to play this incarnation of the Ibrox club until they accepted that they were an other incarnation of the Ibrox club, this time around I’ve remembered that although its a different club, the howls of anguish the support make when you chuck holy water over them are exactly the same screams as the fans of the previous club.

 

And its a fantastic sound, best heard close up.

for those of you going to the game, or intending to, Etims are proud to reveal their Celtic v. Second Rangers supporters kit, which you can buy from us , though you’ll need to send the money up front;

Its the second time the clubs have met in their history, and between them they already boast 36 cup wins, all of which are Celtics. Even more impressively, they have 76 semi final appearances between them, the hoops ahead by only 74-2 here, so no matter the result, no-one reading this will ever see them equal the semi final tally.

Which is nice.

For those of you unsure of the finer details behind the new clubs rise to the second tier of Scottish football, here’s a helpful reminder.

After it became fairly obvious that the original Rangers were facing debts that no company on earth could reallisticaly pay, given their somewhat limited income, owner David Murray auctioned the club on Ebay and sold out to highest bidder Craig Whyte for a pound, which included postage and packing.

He borrowed some money of a guy who knew a guy and tried desperately to convine supporters he was loaded, even on occasions wearing nice suits with the tie all done up and singing the national anthem.

It wasn’t enough though, and the club were forced into administration and then liquidation before the assets were sold off rather cheaply to a large handed chap from Yorkshire, who told everyone that the club hadn’t gone under, it was in fact the company, and everything was alright because they were going to continue as though nothing had happened unless you happened to be a creditor, in which case you could just ” fook off ”

To avoid any confusion with those who regulate business, Green subtly and quietly changed the original company’s name to RIFC Ltd,( or something like that, i can’t be arse checking the finer points)  and so when they died, he was free to call the new club The Rangers International football Club, and not have to worry about it again until the fraud squad knocked on his door.

Bizarrely, the new clubs support, suffering an identity crisis since around 1690, didn’t seem to mind that he’d raped and pillaged them, and went along with the same club nonsense as though Green had led them through town with a pan pipe, which was the first time they became enchanted by someone in an unusual hat.

Anyway, Green turned out to be a racist, and since it wasn’t anti-Irish racism, he was hounded from Ibrox and forced to live a lonely life in his country mansion , before latterly spending some time in a smaller room being interviewed by some men in uniforms, a story which hasn’t reached the ending just yet, but you can probably work it out for yourselves.

During his tenure , however, millions of pounds were raised to propel the new club forward, and it allowed them to hire europes brightest young manager Mark Warburton, who took over from Ally McCoist, who had played for and managed the original club, and had been tempted to help get the new club off the ground with a paltry wage of around £800,000 a year plus bonuses. The bonus idea was a crafty move by the clubs owners, as it became apparent that McCoist was completely clueless and unlikely to ever win anything. Anything of note, that is. He did once  beat goalkeeper Campbell Bell in a game of “Catch the Beachball ” once. Then again, so did the a guest player from a team of convicted Arabian shoplifters.

 

Warburton is a different type of manager from McCoist. his contacts in the City, where he used to be a trader, may not have helped them borrow any money, but his contacts in the lower reaches of English football brought in a whole host of players all the other clubs had missed, and suddenly, the Champions League beckoned.

In fact, a terrified Karl Heinz Rummenigge, who runs Bayern Munich, suggested that all the other big teams in the big countries stuck together and formed their own competition rather than face this upcoming behemoth who threatened to dominate football for the next twenty five years. ( Thanks to reporters Matthew Lindsay and Chris Jack for this inside information , who have researched this tirelessly and are now in the running for this years Woodward and Bernstein award,

( Once again, thanks guys -you’re the best ! )

Now that some of these players have benefitted from full time training and the expert coaching of David Weir, they are in a position to challenge for a major trophy, and by all accounts are relishing the opportunity to test themelves against the Scottish champions.

The hype ahead of the game, which will take place on April 17, as long as someone can lend the Ibrox club some money until the gate receipts are in, is as predictable as ever.

The new club, on their website, can’t wait;

Incredibly, they think they have a chance…and here’s why..

Fair enough.

 

 

And Celtic, too, are all excited;

CELTIC have drawn Rangers in the semi final of the Scottish Cup after beating Morton 3-0 earlier today. 

Fucking hooray.

Now we’ll have to put up with six weeks of the papers and radio talking shite.

Don’t worry guys. We’ll put those bastards in their place. 

The Glasgow club beat Dundee 4-0 in their quarter-final tie and the semi finals are scheduled to be played at Hampden Park on the weekend of April 16/17.

I know. One decent win and they’re fucking worldbeaters again.

Full ticket details will be published as soon as possible after the date and kick-off time have been confirmed.

They’ve asked for midnight so their fans won’t turn into stone. 

And by the way, anyone, I mean anyone who calls it the fucking old firm will be banned from Celtic Park forever.

 

Fair enough.

Though I don’t suppose they’ll be asking me to write any more stuff for their website.

Celtic now have the chance to win the Scottish cup, depending on how Hibs do, without facing a top tier side.

The unsen fenian hand at work again, or just the luck of the draw ?

Okay, here’s another caption competition, and the winner this time will be not only announced, but se his creation in full colour in tomorrows diary, thanks to Charlie Saiz, who said he’ll help me do it.

That is, he’ll do it properly after I’ve posted a picture of a tree , or a flamingo , or something.

Continuing our -(our ?)-obsession with attractive (attractive ?)  ladies ( ladies ? )  of the dark side, here is one out shopping…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Annis
4 years ago

It says buy wan get wan free so do ah get wan or two or three? Bugged it where’s the Bucky?

mike
4 years ago

Ralph Excellent work again,it had to happen sometime that we would meet thems,BRING THEM ON.I see you have been shopping at pound stretcher again,you have to admit it these female fans of thems are well ye ken.Please,Please never ever show that picture of they thongy things again,nae wonder our players are traumatised.Btw that Montis been at it again with his racist comments about Bonny Dundee,please E-Mail him and tell him tae shut the Fuck up.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Dundee is a shithole!

CarlJungleBhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Is it twinned with Bruges? 🙂

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  CarlJungleBhoy

No, it’s twinned with Lancashire!

4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

It’s twinned with Bunrley high 6’s all round when they meet.

deadhead67
4 years ago
Reply to  CarlJungleBhoy

Brugge is a great city with wonderful beer bars,dundee is a dump full pod ass hole who vote SNP,and really shitty bars

celtsfan67
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

That’s an insult to shiteholes Monti.

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  celtsfan67

Watching and listening and all will be replied to in due time.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  celtsfan67

True!

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Come fill up my cup and fill up my can,
Come saddle wee Monti and his wee gay men,
Unhook the West Port and let us go free,
For its off with your Bunnets,

For Bonnie Dundee.

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Dinna hing back with your wonderful posts of Bonny Dundee,

Who the feck mentioned Brugge,i thought we were twinned with
Cairo?plus we have a harbour and a uni.and wonderful people
tell me this where would you get better Pehs,.
O.K. some of the bars are a bit rough,but they haud there bevvy better than any of youse.
Did you know that there are mair Cellic supporters per capita
than any other shitties?

Thewildgoose
4 years ago

Caption

Marathon and snickers are the same chocolate bar its only the company that went under.

charlie
4 years ago

what is it wae these zombies and old firm patter surely this must come under some stalking law its like the bird ye fucked a coupla times and years later she is still telling everybody yoos are gone back together you know the type they were usually brought up in sevconian householdsfucking deluded ha ha

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie,
There is no ” Old Firm ” this disgusting term died with them.
Keep reminding them of that!

charlie
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

monti av already reminded about ten today their wee faces are a picture ha ha

charlie
4 years ago

monti see that picture ae the sevconian dog if yoov met her dont tell us ffs ha ha

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  charlie

🙂

CarlJungleBhoy
4 years ago

Nice stuff Ralph!

Caption: Poundland shopper wonders how much of the one quid she’s thinking of paying for counterfeit “>140 years of history” memorabilia will still go to Mike Ashley?

torrancetimebomb
4 years ago

good morning ralph,
well the inevitable has duly happened and we get the parasitic fuck pigs from govan, this will be a defining moment for RD and the team, and after watching deadco, on Saturday and us on sunday, I have to tell you I am worried, I know its only 1 result but the way we have been performing would you bet on us
my heart will always tell me we will fuck the tribute act, but my head says it will be much harder than some think

its up to us now, sadly Ronnie is going no where for now so we must back him, no booing for now, we need to build up the confidence in team and manager to give them the best possible chance of beating the scum hun fucks

Monti
4 years ago

Just to confirm, the Hun ‘ lady ‘ in the caption would not be getting it…….maybe 🙂

charlie
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

monti you know a like a swally but av never been that bevvied

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie,
I didn’t give a fuck when I was a bit younger, if it had a pulse it caught my eye 🙂

charlie
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

disgracful behavior ha ha

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Pair wee Googleeyed Monti,now i know what he meant with EFE

OOT.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

PEH sir?

Brian (not the messiah)
4 years ago

Caption: ALWAYS COMPLAINING!!!!! Rangers fans vent their anger that the local supermarkets shelf labels are in Green and White.

Monti
4 years ago

I’ve found a Geological fault with Dundee…..it’s above sea level 🙂

Monti
4 years ago

I just Googled ‘ things to do in Dundee ‘ and the most common answers were, Prison, shoplifting and more shoplifting.

charlie
4 years ago

caption she says now where do they keep the kennomeat

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  charlie

WOOF, WOOF and that wee nobend Monti, said that he wid,
Tell you what Charles,these Edinburghers are not to fussy are they old Bean.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,
In all seriousness, Dundee is shite!
I like Broughty Ferry though, I take the family there a few times in the summer, let the dog have a run on the beach.
I wouldn’t take my dog to Dundee tho..:)

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, when you drive past south of Kinross, give me a TOOT.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

See, talking about drugs again…

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

OH you of little faith,farm is 1mile south of kinross,
1mile west of the M90.pit that in yer pipey thing and smoke it.

K
4 years ago

Is that a store detective pointing in the background?
DMS.

torrancetimebomb
4 years ago

no one else evenly slightly worried??

charlie
4 years ago

its gonny be a walkover hampdump in the sun tims celebrating and half full a zombies crying ye canny wack it COYBIG

Monti
4 years ago

Torrancetim,
I hear what your saying, I think it’s more a nervous excitement rather than ” worried “.
It’s just anticipation of delivering the slap they need.

Rebus67
4 years ago

Torrance,

I share your concerns. Sevco were turned over earlier in the season by a Premier league team who play a very physical game. We do not/cannot play in that fashion. Our attempts to do so , result in red cards. So the ref will play a part in this game. I would not be surprised if it is Thompson. I think the Sevco players will be schooled to play to the ref. There will be a lot of dramatics when they are tackled. The first goal will be crucial.

Now that we have this tie, I agree it is important that we support the team. I hope those that attend future games take this to heart. I shall moderate my criticism from here on in, but it will be difficult. A lack of critique may mean that the management team remains in place…..a two edged sword.

Has anyone observed MC’s results since they announced that they were replacing their manager? Not good, and they are falling away from contention for the EPL. If a decision has been made in our case, making it public might be thought to be counterproductive to medium term performance. I shall take comfort from that assumption and support the current regime to the end of the season.

Monday thoughts,

Rebus

Monti
4 years ago

Caption: Hun thing in the shop, this can’t be a shop in Dundee as there are still items left on the shelves…

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

HA Feckin HA,you cheeky wee bassa,seen your picture in the guide ta good Doggin in the woods,were you the one with the 3 legs? dug walks into a bar with 3 legs and shouts oot, well which won of yous shot ma paw.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

It could be said I have three legs, yes…..

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

So has a 3 legged stool,but its no as thick.

brian(not the messiah)
4 years ago

What’s to be worried about? Delia has a 100% record over Sevco

Cartvale88
4 years ago

Caption ‘do these diet pills work, must be good called Sevco’
Monti Dundee per capita has more Celtic supporters, clubs than Glasgow.
Let’s not talk about sevco, let’s look at what’s in front of us. The laptop loyal will be in a hysteria till the game, even bumming up Craig Thompson as the ‘unbiased’ referee.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Cartvale,
Aye but apart from that…..:)

Monti
4 years ago

I see North Korea are threatening to Nuke Washington and Seoul?
It’s about time sanctions were placed on North Korea…. like ban them from having dogs.
Nom Nom nom

torrancetimebomb
4 years ago

Charlie,
I think you have been on the Charlie, when was the last time we had a walkover ???? Hamilton ok but apart from that, is this the worst celtic team in 10 years, I think so, others maybe disagree, but not convinced,
monti,
I am worried shiting myself always do anyways but if deadco beat us the last 4 years mean nothing, peter lawell has administered CPR to a dying club, DD has given them a blood transfusion, we should be so far ahead of this shower of shite
the semi final will tell us all we need to know

FTH, HH, COYBIG

Monti
4 years ago

Torrancetim,
The only concern I have for the Sevco game is Ambrose could be involved at some point 🙂
Let’s look at what we will have at our disposal for that game:
Saidi Janko should be back and pushing for a start, I think Janko and Tierney will form our full back roles for years to come.
Simunovic should be well back by then, Simunovic and Sviatchenko, like the full backs have all the qualities to make a very good defence.
Scott Brown needs games to get back to full steam, six weeks from now we should see a very different Brown ( ooh matron).
Patrick Roberts will have a number of games to settle into the side before we face the Hun.

Celtic will smash Sevco!

Tiocfaidharla

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Well said Monti,I also believe that Cellic will give them a boot up the Erchie,i can only see us going upwards now.
Yesterday the players started to look up for it, against a Championship team admittedly,bring on saturday at Maryhills stomping ground against the tin whistle.
Maryhill hope you are going,it would be good to get your update and summery of the match.
Same with you Torrance.
H.H.

maryhillbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike I will indeed be at the game as the ticket office were able to come up with 5 adult and 1 child’s tickets earlier today . Surely further proof that Ronnie needs to go as soon as we have played them.

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  maryhillbhoy

Maryhill,well done you,wave your hand at the telly,unfortunately i am baby sitting my granddaughter and will be unable to get there.
100% with you on Ronnie,i look forward to your post on the game,you canny beat the info from the game.

H.H.

john young
4 years ago

Torrancetimebomb we have a track record of folding up as soon as we are faced with anything resembling pressure,this will certainly be a pressure game big pressure,I have no confidence whatever in this squad.

brian(not the messiah)
4 years ago

Callum Mcgregor does make a difference to the team, thought he did well yesterday. Good to see the fans getting behind the team but really bad to see yer wan’s behind, mind you a few posters printed around lenoxtown might be a usefull deterent to keep the bhoys off the treatment table, fuck who knows it could even help us get rid of Derk B

maryhillbhoy
4 years ago

Monti if you would even think about that get help please my friend.

Torrance yes mate I am also worried.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  maryhillbhoy

🙂

mike
4 years ago

Where is that Charlie Saiz, i hope to hell hes no doing one of them statistical reports,or hoovering over pictures of wee Jinky to give him more emphises on his posts,Charlie it disny matter, because nabody reads them anyway.

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Well done Charlie ae fair enjoyed that,a picture tells 1000 stories.

Btw was only kidden ae dae read yer reports stats and posts.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,
Is that your local?
The crystal meth arms? 🙂

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

HAhahaha

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,
He’s fine, he’s in my back pocket.

4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Aye right ext tae andys stauner 😉

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Thats why Andybhoy is so angry,he canny day stauners
anymore.His baby doesny love him anymair.
Watch oot noo he will be listening from the back of the sofa.
Whoosh im Deed.

andybhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Any more of these pictures of delectable hun wummin and my haw maws will be making tracks for a permanent position somewhere up around my kidneys.

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Told you,there is something undeniable about Andys scyhke he likes the look of a guid wimmen.
Must be because of those Horny things,either that or he is just a dirty auld goat.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

🙂

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Still enjoying it Charlie,feckin brill.

Bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Emailed you monti

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Got it, I replied to you just now m8!

Devoy45
4 years ago

On liquidation, the club that died in 2012 owed £140 million to 276 creditors, including face painters and local newsagents. What should occur to people saying the ‘club is the same’ is that the debts must also be ‘the same’ and should therefore be claimed by the club that says it didn’t die in 2012.How can anybody claim all the trophies/history without claiming all the debts? Simples. The team we play in the Semi is a new club with a short history and no trophies in the top competitions in Scottish football. They have a good manager who has them playing better than Waistcoat or Swally ever had them playing. However, they do best at Ibrox and are used to being awarded lots of penalties there. We must not let Craig Thomson anywhere near the match. We are the much better team when our lineup and tactics are right. Maybe by then we will regain that missing something?

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Well said Devoy and you are correct if that Ref. Thompson gets the ref. nod then we are fighting 12/14 of thems.

Tommy
4 years ago

Caption: Two fir wan Harribos. Easter Dinner sorted.

ewanbhoy
4 years ago

a bit better yesterday….now we have a month to get our shit together so that we pump these huns…….amazing how that when boyata is out the team our defence look ok….and generally we play better as a team…..or am i being unfair ???…..i think not

4 years ago

Caption:
Wulliwes Shopping list
Wan large tub of Swarfega (with grit in)
A Paira O pake Hold Ups xxxxl
A paira them scants the sellick physio wiz wearin at Parkheid
A magic hat
Too bags fur life.. one to fit ma heid one for yours incase mines faws aff
Luv you babe xxx

torrancetimebomb
4 years ago

caption,
mrs willimina, mc William boyne
19, years of age, lodge 407 slimmer of the year, allows herself a treat after loosing 22.5 stone, doesn’t she look great!!!!

mike
4 years ago

HA.HA.HA.torrance liked that yin,according to Monti he wid,can you believe that? bet his glessess are 2.5mm thick.

4 years ago

Caption:
Yet again Senga’s maw finds her daughter sweaty,dazed and confused after receiving mixed messages and slipping up the wrong aisle.

John
4 years ago

Thank fuck it’s not the Rangers don’t know what to call her, bending over showing her under garments! Now wouldn’t that be a sight to behold!

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  John

That would be a total eclipse of the MOON,YEUGH.

Monti wid though,HA.HA.hes a sick,sicko that yin.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike,
I’m not sick I just liked lots of sex…perfectly healthy!

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

So does my wee dugs but see what they lick with there tongues,nae wonder there is a zico virus going about.

Uralius
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Monti Dirty Sanchez….

torrancetimebomb
4 years ago

devoy,
can I ask you exactly when have the line up and tactics been right this year??
we are the much better team of that there is no doubt but fuck me, we need to put these orc mongrels back in there box, can we get the tactics right? what will the team be?? , do they have the heart ??? all of these are unknown, but with RDs track record, would you put 10 p on it??

whoever plays will have the full support of the celtic family, lets hope that’s enough

mr greene
4 years ago

Caption

Fuckin hell, these anti ugly basterd pills are to dear .

schoosh71
4 years ago

I think another piece of paraphernalia is required by the referee and it is a ‘laser tape measure’. When Gollum was measuring out the distance from the encroaching wall, steps 6,7,8,9,10 were all ‘baby steps’. It would take a millisecond to calculate the exact distance the wall should positioned at. Good first half yesterday without needing to get a ‘sweat on’. I see RD’s detractors have little or none content in regarding the match. Only my opinion. HH

John
4 years ago
Reply to  schoosh71

Match changes nothing, RD is a dead duck who is gone at seasons end.

Macca
4 years ago
Reply to  schoosh71

Schoosh, we were playing Morton and even then we were crap in the second half. Lets not get carried away by the scoreline nor the “excitement” of a semi against the new club. Ronnie is still pish and needs to be replaced

maryhillbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  schoosh71

Scoosh I think we are all circling the wagons in face of the common (very) common foe my views on Ronnie remain unchanged

andybhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  schoosh71

Even more so, Deila should not be at the helm as we face this next run of games. I also believe the Celtic support should not take any tickets for this game against them and their bank of last resort at the SFA.

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  andybhoy

Totally agree Andybhoy, if he survives this year,that will be a disaster.
As for the game against thems,everyone that has the tic. at heart should BHOYCOTT that game,if only to show them and there bigoted SFA pals that we do not need or want them back.

andybhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

mike, he’s gone no matter what happens.
As for the game against the cheating club, we as a support are rubber stamping their and the SFA’s cheating ways by acknowledging this game. It should be boycotted.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  schoosh71

Schoosh,
Maybe you should read yesterday’s thread then.
We played like the real Celtic first half, and we played averagely in the second half!
We won a home game against lower league opposition…yes? Yes?

elcormaco
4 years ago

I only caught the second half yesterday, big night Saturday.

The team looked a bit more spirited at least, Patrick Roberts looked lively and there seemed to be a move away from “testimonial pace” tactic we have been deploying with no positive effect.

I ll watch this cup game sure, but it’s a no win game in one way and win win in another. Confused? You will be

We are playing a team from a lower league with no top level senior trophies in its trophy cabinet (Charles Green owns the history after all) so if Celtic prevail it is only the result we should expect – no win game

However if the unthinkable happens and we lose then surely Ronnie will be gone the next day, so giving what many fans want – a change of manager. Now to be clear I certainly don’t want us to lose under any circumstances but if we did then Ronnie keeping his job is untenable and that at least might start getting us on the right path again.

For what its worth (nothing) I ve only seen 2nd rangers play twice this year, both times I ve thought they didn’t look much better than last year, though I notice the “fine minds” found over Govan way are in raptures about some kind of hat? Given how easily they are deluded that means little, and if we play to anything like our potential it should be pretty comfortable. The question of course is will we play to our potential? With this undeniably big game (cup semi final, same city derby game, our eternal rival supporters if not club any more; what ever did happen to Rangers!?) it will hopefully bring some focus to things to help get the league won.

So it will be eventful, marred by some inexplicable referring decisions favouring the men in blue, likely played on another bog of a pitch (“a leveller” in football parlance), there will be sectarian singing from one end, but only heard form the other end and hopefully we can keep the zombies quiet for another while until we inevitably begin to play them in league games next year.

And every “football expert” will liberally use the term “Old Firm” despite knowing how Celtic fans revile the term and any association with that mob and their dubious histories.

Good times? Not really but we need to deal with the challenge regardless

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  elcormaco

Elcormaco, i concur with that,providing we do not get that referee Thompson,he is a sly yin him.Yes we are much better than thems,what they think and say means nothing to me.
I do not want R.D.anywhere near the first team next year but will give 1005 support to seasons end.

DanTheMan
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Name me one referee in Scotland you would want , ‘The Sleekit one’ , The one with eyes in the back of his head, the one that loves not giving penalties at Hampden for Celtic and cost us a treble last year? Does it really matter Big Jock got it right just go out and gub them and the Ref does not matter.☘☘☘

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  DanTheMan

Dan, How could anybody argue with Big Jock,of course he was correct,i just think that they are a wee bit more
Sleekit in there pursuit of unnatural justice.
At this time i would take anyone of them but Thompson who i believe interferes more in games than any of the rest.
Kevin Clancy,yes.
Willie Collum,yes.
Mclean or Madden especially not Thompson no thanks.

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  elcormaco

Elcomarco,

I also have not seen much of Sevco this season, but I believe that the best part of their team is their attack. Conversely, the weaker part is their defence. It can be argued that we are the reverse. Playing one striker against their defence will be a mistake, so the 4231 will struggle against them.

Similarly, they have obtained many more penalties than any team in their division(recently as much as 4x any rival!). They will play for this against us and the ref will influence the game. Remember in the LC semi last year, the ref influenced the game by disturbing our flow and thus limiting the score.

There should be only one result, but we have failed too many times this season to be confident that it will not happen again.

It is, indeed, a no win situation for Celtic.

Rebus

elcormaco
4 years ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Not sure our defence is the best part of our team. Not too sure what is the best part. Is Griffiths a part is he or entire attack!?

Rebus67
4 years ago
Reply to  elcormaco

Elcomarco,

I was saying that our degence is the weaker part of our team and will face the better part of the Sevco team.
I agree that no part of our team is strong. In the first half of the game against Morton our attack looked quite good with more than one player getting into the box.

Perhaps, our system will change between now and the semi final.

I saw your pen name in Malaga last week on a shop front….does it have a particular meaning?

Rebus

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  elcormaco

Elcormaco,
Good stuff, Totally agree!

Susan Murphy
4 years ago

Caption….Secret shopper unmasked in Catholic Truth Society.

HH

Sue

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Susan Murphy

Susan,
Are you still interested in the job? 🙂

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Sue mind that Zico Virus report,keep away from him,well i know you must have read his previous disgusting posts from earlier today and judging by your caption comments you clearly, clearly arent silly, so over to you Girl.

Monti
4 years ago

Team to face the Monkeys if all fit!

It’s going to be the usual 4-2-3-1, isn’t it, or will Deila spring a surprise?

Gordon

Lustig
Sviatchenko
Simunovic
Tierney

Brown
Bitton

Forrest
Armstrong
Mackay-Steven

Griffiths

ewanbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

i think we played 433 yesterday and that was much better, wee mcgregor in there certainly gave us better control and variety from midfield.
as long as boyata is nowhere the team we will beat the huns no problem….i cant say it enough times….the man is useless and will always cost us….in my mind he should never play for us again….nothing personal against him as a person but as a footballer, get him to fuck

DanTheMan
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Forrest? Mwah HaHaHaHa!!! Is he still at Celtic Park? ☘☘☘

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  DanTheMan

Dan,
Why are you laughing?
I don’t understand this criticism of James Forrest, he has been fantastic for Celtic in the past, cup final and Champions league goals, what more do you fucking want from him?
A fit James Forrest should be starting every game for Celtic!
He has had to deal with injury setbacks in the past, you can’t just come back from injuries and play like you’ve never been away.
It isn’t his fault if the manager doesn’t choose to play him, for me it’s Celtic’s loss!

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Totally agree Monti, Dan if he is so bad,how come WGS
picks him for Scotia.He Strachan knows more about fitba than anyone on here.

Dan the Msn
4 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike I don’t consider being chosen for Scotland as a measure for getting into a Celtic team. However I have never suggested Forrest is not a talented individual , my arguement has always been he does not consistently contribute to the team and he can be greedy and his decision making and final ball are not good enough.
If he signed a new contract then went at the end of the season , fair enough we would get something back on our investment but he will just walk and the cub will get nothing for him.
Why on this basis should he be considered for the first team ahead of Allen or Christie? ☘☘☘

Dan the Msn
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Until he walks out the door for nothing, ,Celtic having supported him through thick and thin during his injury prone career with us. He has not given value for the support he has received from the club. He is refusing to sign a new contract and should be consigned to the development until he joins Norwi h soon to be relegated to the Championship. Why should players fully committed to the club sit on the bench or in the stand while ,the uncommitted Jamsie walks into the team?☘☘☘

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

Henrik Larsson decided to leave Celtic and not sign on again, should we have stopped playing him earlier?
As for refusing to sign a new contract, how do you know?
If he has been offered a contract that isn’t close to what he wants, why should he sign it?
James Forrest has delivered for the club on big occasions in the past, he will do so again.
Maybe it’s just my personal preference, but when he is fit, he’d always be in my team.

Dan the Msn
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

You are not seriously mentioning Forrest in the same sentence as The King? Spurious arguement Monti.☘☘☘

Dan the Msn
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

Any contract offer is a good one for Forrest .☘☘☘

bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

yet he hasnt reject any deal

andybhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

He who talks with great authority. You come out with statements as if you are in the know. You are talking bollocks.

Dan the Msn
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

He has not signed one either so he should not be playing ahead of players who have.☘☘☘

mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

Dan,how can he sign a contract if it hasnt been offered,he has been on the bench for a while now but is asked to play cameo parts,how can you show your talent when the Manager doesnt play you or want you.I wouldnt believe a word this management team say,a player with talent and pace,just what we need.
Scott allans a good player yes,but still to prove himself yes.

DanTheMan
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

Just sub Scott Allan for Forrest in your statement ? Except Forrest has had his chance over a number of years whereas Allan should be given his over Forrest now Mike.☘☘☘

DanTheMan
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Surely Scott Allen is the first name on the team sheet for this one? ☘☘☘

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  DanTheMan

Why?

Dan the Msn
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

1 He is committed to the club
2. We stole him from under The Huns noses can you imagine the annoyance that would cause The Huns if he plays and scores
3. He is quality in terms of his final ball and can isolate people and find people in dangerous positions.

Need I go on? ☘☘☘

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

Yes, I’m afraid you will have to go on, I’ve seen nothing from Scott Allan in his time at Celtic, to deserve the ‘ must go to guy ‘ praise.

Dan the Msn
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

How did you feel when MJ scored against us ?
Sick to my stomach is how I felt. Allen would not be quite the same but would be close. The boy should be getting more game time and certainly before Forrest.☘☘☘

bgbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

how many goals and assists does scott allan have for celtic again?

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

Dan,
That little cunt Johnston shouldn’t be spoken about, he is a despicable cunt!

4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

You both have valid arguments bhoys but the fact remains Allan should be playing in the 10 slot whilst Forrest out wide on the wing so it’s a non argument really.
I’m not fussed if he stays or goes because I would rather we had players committed to the cause than ones committed to their wallet.

Dan the Msn
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

Allan will never score or assist if he is not in the team behind Forrest.☘☘☘

DanTheMan
4 years ago
Reply to  Dan the Msn

You miss my point Charlie S , Forrest should not be in the squad ahead of other players who are committed to Celtic. The press have him refusing to sign , switching to Norwich etc . He could come out and clear it up like Rogic did but is choosing to remain silent . This is down to the player not The Club . He owes the club for standing by him during the dark days of injury but I suspect he will be off at the end of the season . He could of course sign a deal and let Celtic collect a fee like Stan Petrov ?☘☘☘

Monti
4 years ago

No one wants Deila out the door than me, you all know that, he hasn’t delivered and he has to go.
However, we ALL need to get behind Celtic until the last blow of the referee’s whistle, in the final game of the season.
I find it hard to ‘ get behind ‘ Deila, but I must, we must!
It’s for Celtic, time to leave the negativity behind now, I want him out the morning after the last game of this season.
Until then….COME ON YOU BHOYS IN GREEN, GLASGOW IS GREEN AND WHITE!!

ewanbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

with you on that one monti

elcormaco
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Yes. Agreed. Hope Ronnie doesn’t test this solidarity with some more honking performances in the mean time or it might be Super Luigi on the bench

ronny
4 years ago

Caption Will this remove sperm stains from a PlayStation games console.

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  ronny

PlayStation is for people unable to master the XBOX!

Weemartincfc
4 years ago

Deila out end of story a agree way monti HH

Monti
4 years ago

We need to put the Huns game to the back of our minds for now, every game now in the league is must win, the good thing about the Sheep fiddlers being so close to us, is that we simply have to go for it now, we must be sharp and at it for every single game.
It’s time to start going through the fucking gears now!

ewanbhoy
4 years ago

i think getting the huns is what we needed….its going to motivate our players so hopefully for the run in now our level of will go right up because everyone will want to play against the scum…….in saying that its a bit pathetic that it takes facing those cunts to fire us up

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  ewanbhoy

Very true!

Devoy45
4 years ago

Torrance time bomb: off the top of my heid, the away draws in Turkey and Amsterdam would be good enough to hump Sevco. 6-0 to Dundee, 8-1 to Hamilton, 5-0 Dundee United, the 4-1 vs. Ross County and parts of other matches. Sometimes, our time goes forwards, passes well and looks first rate. Consistency would help.I’m not making any great claims but our team can sometimes look first class…
Caption: “Now, what would that darling Monti like for his tea? He says he’s not fussy…”

mike
4 years ago

Ewanbhoy, completely agree,watch these same players come to life,i hope that we continue to play 4-3-3,stiffen the mid.we HAVE the players for this system it suits us,just hope that he sees that,along with some consistency in player selection.

Devoy45
4 years ago

Above post “our team” not ” our time” I was distracted by the curvaceous Hun lassie!

maryhillbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Fevou not you as well I blame mmonti for this rampant priapism on here

maryhillbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  maryhillbhoy

Oh Jesus that was memt to be Devoy

torrancetimebomb
4 years ago

devoy,
with the exception of Hamilton all of these are months ago, I agree 100% mate but just think that a lot has changed in a few months, not for the better and don’t think we have looked first class for a good while, if the team are up for it, 100% then we should be ok , but make no mistake deadco have nothing to lose, if we beat them its expected, however we have everything to lose, need a mixture of old heads and young hungry talented bhoys who want to make there name against sevco and the hunnish hordes

torrancetimebomb
4 years ago

by the way ewanbhoy
bang on brother

Monti
4 years ago

Just watching Sky sports news there, they were talking to some Celtic fans and a few Zombies..
All the Celtic fans were clear, coherent and clearly washed today…the Zombies all sounded thick as fuck.

maryhillbhoy
4 years ago
Reply to  Monti

And you are surprised because?

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  maryhillbhoy

It was filmed in Dundee…..

Monti
4 years ago
Reply to  maryhillbhoy

2pac ‘ God bless the dead ‘ now that’s how to start the working week!
Blasting the beatz!!

Half_Fool
4 years ago

Great article Ralf.
One of your best. Succinct and tae the get-it-right-up-em.

I will say that the hot balls for the semi (ooh er) was a deliberate choice by the Hampden huns;
It’s a HUN-HUN-HUN-HUN for them

1) as shown twice recently before they like to cheat us before their “showpiece”; Want less neutrals seeing how truly shocking those cheating hunts are,
2) They can say “Auld Firm” a million times and try an legitimise themselves even mair, even though rfc as an entity died in 2012; and was initially brought back as THE rfc,
3) Puts more pressure on Ronnie,
4) Most importantly distracts us from the league – that is the biggest reason of all.

However, my patience has worn out anyway with RD. Apart from the fact that Ronnie cannae pick his nose when it comes to buying players, selecting players and subbing the right players, the fact that he disnae call out them cheating hunts out more often pisses me awf nae end.
Perfect example was Johansen being mowed down. Ronnie should have at least verbally mowed Gollum down.
How dare that scum bucket of a ref leave an injured player like that, while he goes for his cup of tea?
Our manager should ALWAYS, ALWAYS put the welfare of his players of his players first, and show-up the cheating dirty hunts and tell them exactly how it is- especially incompetent evil wee wans in black.
For goodness sake, Johansen is meant to his favourite.

Everyone should ask a hun the question why Naismith, McGregor etc. were able to get out of their old contracts with dead club?
THEY WERE LIQUIDATED. THEY DIED. THEY ARE NO MORE.
I’m so sick of these Blue Parrots and their Level 5 party lies about “Sem Club, Sem Club” awk “Auld Firm, Auld Firm” at every opportunity. Mindless deid yins.

4 years ago

Fo all the amount of declaration that the huns are deid and we should ignore them etc etc there isny half some speil being talked about them right now in Celtic circles?
Fuck them.
We should field the same starting 11 at Partick and see if we canny get a decent run of form and games going till the end of the Season.

Half_Fool
4 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Saiz

Agreed.

Delbhoy
4 years ago

I have no doubt we will hump this shower of shite, remember how they were on an apparent crest of a wave before they faced the mighty st Johnstone and got a doing, my god they still play Kenny miller who was sold by us for no being good enough about twenty year ago!. Had to laugh at a bit in the sun today describing the game with the line , the two Glasgow giants haha what a joke they are a team of journey men

Stevie
4 years ago

Caption, it’s no a feckin snickers, it’s a bastardin marathon!
Marathon then, marathon now, marathon forever!

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