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Celtic Diary Thursday August 10: Another Judicial Review Demanded

There was further evidence that the Scottish Football League were flouting their own rules last night when its newest member, “rangers “, were drawn away from home in a one off Cup game.

No one was available for comment, and we understand there have been calls for a judicial review.

The full draw kept the big guns of Celtic, Aberdeen and Hibernian apart, whilst also allowing “rangers ” to revisit the scene of their greatest triumph, Firhill , and a chance to savour the memories of their 1-1 draw last season.

For Celtic, its a trip to the City of Discovery to face Dundee, and they are managed by former Sky tv pundit Neil McCann, who in fairness is doing better than expected up there.

Well, better than I expected.

McCann drew on his considerable experience of talking shite on the telly to talk shite to the papers…

 “We’ve pulled a cracker out there but if you are going to win it you will have to beat them at some stage I would imagine.

“It’s great financially and we might get TV back here. It’s probably the draw everyone usually wants to avoid. 

He’s talking about winning the bloody thing. Which I suppose he’s got to do, in order to instill belief in his players, but a little perspective might have given him a little more credibility.

“I want the boys to believe they can go and challenge and be really competitive and have good cup runs.

“We’ll have to come up with a gameplan to give to the players for Celtic but I want them to grasp things, that you don’t want a mediocre season.

“We want to challenge, if you don’t have those aspirations you’ll come up short.” 

Like his tax returns.

We do , however, have a copy of his gameplan, which may be of use to the coaching staff at Celtic.

Image result for crowd running away gif

The real worry is the new club, who may well have found their form under their new mamanger.

“rangers” took 6 off Dunfermline last night, sending their hopes of competing with the more established sides through the roof, which due to the holes in it may have been easier done than said, and it hasn’t taken long for the Lennons and McCartneys to come up with praise for them..

Dunfermline, who are now in the Third division, can console themselves with the money they made last night, which when added to their share of the gate receipts, will help them get back into the big time.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, and one or two have noticed something that I can only agree with, and thats the stewards at Celtic Park, and their refusal to accept that they are stewards, whose job is to protect, advise and genrally enhance the match day experience.

Instead, they are acting like some sort of nightclub door staff, intent on bullying as many people as they possibly can..

It reminded me of the time I heard one threaten to arrest a supporter, which is a remarkable interpretation of his powers, and being the quiet, unassuming chap that I am, I felt it was necessary to add my tuppence worth to that debate, which led to me being involved in a vigorous debate with him about his job title and responsibilities.

One of her majesty’s finest got involved, and the steward was removed to another part of the ground, I made a complaint to the policeman, who , in fairness, got back to me during the week, informing me that the steward had been reminded that he’s a steward, and not chief inspector fucking Taggart.

Though he didn’t put it that way, of course. He was too young to remember the grumpy tv cop.

There is certainly a need for the club to look into the behaviour of the company who look after supporters, and whilst we should appreciate how difficult their job is, they cannot be allowed to use any form of physical intervention whatsoever.

Thats what the police are being paid for. If and when its needed.

Stewards are there to tell you where your seat is, where the toilets are and help you get out if there’s a fire.

Of course, one has to be objective when looking at reports of incidents like the one above, but there are camera’s within the ground, and i’m quite sure that the footage is being examined, and any action against stewards that needs to be taken will be taken.

Tell you who else needs to be taken to task for their actions, or in this case words, and thats Bob Mills, the Talkshite radio guy, who made a bizarre accusation against Brendan Rodgers on his show, which was reported in the Celtic Blog by James Forrest..

Rodgers Accusation

Like most people, I don’t listen to that station, as it makes my ears vomit, and it has a reputation for checking their listening figures and then winding up Celtic fans to try to persude advertisers its not yet completely finished, but just because no one would have heard it, doesn’t make it any less worth noting, and someone at the club should be demanding a retraction, and hopefully a cash settlement big enough to shut that place down for good.

Mills, according to the Blog-and the Daily Express-, intimated that Virgil van dijk was getting phone calls from Brendan Rodgers telling him to push for a move, thus triggering the clause which gives Celtic a few quid.

Presumably the former comedian and tv personality-loose descriptions- was sitting next to Rodgers on the train or something, or it was merely a desperate attempt to get Celtic fans involved with the failing station.

Mills, the fat one on the left,

Image result for bob mills talksport

used to have a late night show commenting on other programmes, which was compulsive viewing for anyone with a sleep disorder.

 

Moussa Dembele finally told us yesterday what big move he’d been harping on about-remember when he was pictured in Boston saying he was about to make a decision on something ?

Well, he put pen to paper on a new boot deal yesterday, and we hear he’s ordered some orange ones…

Image result for orange walk women

He had to wait for the representative of the company to arrive, and amused himself by doodling for a while..

 

Speking of strikers signing contracts, former Celtic defender Mick McCarthy is manager of Ipswich, who recently paid £1m for Martyn Waghorn Pen to take him off the Ibrox wage bill..

Sunderland set to miss out on Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn after Ipswich have bid accepted

  • Martyn Waghorn is poised to leave Rangers and return to England
  • The Rangers board have accepted a bid from Ipswich Town
  • They have agreed a fee, thought to be in the region of £1million
  • Sunderland were also interested in the 27-year-old forward 

 

Oops…

Then news broke of their new policy from Mark Allen, their new recruitment guy

Rangers ‘to be a selling club’ Rangers’ new director of football Mark Allen has revealed that he wants to make the Light Blues a selling club by recruiting talent from around the globe, some of which will be sold on for healthy profit. The ex-Manchester City academy director also wants to improve the quality of Rangers’ youngsters coming through to the first-team. (Scottish Sun) 

A sort of legalised people trafficking.

Manchester City academy chief Mark Allen made Rangers move after probe into young player tapping-up storm

  • Mark Allen left Manchester City to become the director of football at Rangers
  • City were last month banned from signing academy players and fined £300,000
  • Sportsmail understands that the ban seriously concerned the Abu Dhabi owners
  • Allen was looking to leave before the inquest and exited the club on good terms

Manchester City have an enormous revenue stream from non first team players, and if he did something that removed the stream of players coming in then it certainly would have concerned the clubs owners.

In this window alone City have raised £71m , and thats without Patrick Roberts, be it a loan or a sale.

Man city departures

 

Meanwhile, if you want real news, there’s always the Record..

Rangers supporters campaign for World War Two titles to be recognised by SFA and SPFL

On online petition has gathered hundreds of signatures after being set up this afternoon.

As a sort of memorial to the old club ?

Well, in fairness, they won’t win any more titles so perhaps it makes sense to try and claim some from the past.

But are they entitled to them ?

Not The View , the fanzine that started the fanzine flood, which eventually lead to the use of websites and other social media to get the truth into general circulation,  provides us with in depth and accurate information..

 

Yesterdays picture, which marked the beginning of a series of pictures in colour . was this one..

Image result for lee mcculloch kilmarnock

The Cha August 9, 2017 at 2:12 pm · Edit · Reply →

Caption: “If you keep it tight and they play their Under 20s, you might get away with 5” 

Today…

 

 

 

 

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Rob O'Keeffe
5 years ago

Caption: Yes,please,please…..

P.S.TRFC won 2-1 at Firhill hence the understandable level of celebrations,ensuring completely fair participation in one round of Euro non-qualifying.They still have to keep Kelly Misser away from the track as he turns up demanding 55 laps of celebration.
P.P.S.Can’t wait to see EBT McCs face when we gub them in the World Class( if we win it) League Cup.

Pat Higney
5 years ago

Caption: Fanny baws!

Caption: Michael Mols attempt at an overhead kick produces some surprising results at Minty Park

Level 5 plant
5 years ago

Caption. Ffs how am I supposed to warm this ball up?

Belfastbhoy68
5 years ago

Caption: SPFL/SFA come up with new way to make sure the ranjuers ball gets picked out first during cup draws

So on top of defrauding the Queens Taxes and disgracing the butchers apron at home and abroad(that takes some doing by the way) they can also throw in draft dodging on top.
Wonder what wee Betty truly thinks about her most loyal of subjects?

Pounds were green btw they were never blue.
Fact.

Mammy mammy the voices are back
There there Monti was it a mortar attack
Naw mammy it was the SAS
Hiding in the bushes in fancy dress
Me and mad dog were launching the attack
Whilst playing on Rust jwhilst high on crack
Think l might huv imagined it though
God l need to see the quack
There there Monti knock these Seroxat back
Never mind Charlie hee haw it’s for the craic

corktim
5 years ago

must be the only one so eh charlie war criminals the lot of ye

Reply to  corktim

Vai a casa surely?

5 years ago
Reply to  corktim

@PlasticProv O’Keefe
Like l have said a thousand times on here l don’t condone any wrong doing by the British in Ireland or anywhere else for that matter.
You could spend a week typing the atrocities carried out by the Empire and it’s agents around the globe.
Btw you can include the Catholic Church in there too.
Same rules apply no matter what side you take murder is murder no matter the cause.
If there has been collusion then hit them with the full weight of the law l say.
Let true justice be done.

Next.

Monti
5 years ago

Tictoc tictoc tictoc tictoc 🙂

Pat Higney
5 years ago

Caption: First recorded pictures of the birth of Super Ally….the blue balloon.

IRISHGUY
5 years ago

CAPTON….

Mrs Miller re-enacts ‘ The Jozo tackle’

flinker
5 years ago

you,ll never get that in there……..

Bartholomew Cole
5 years ago

Christ, that’s the last time I drink Blue Lagoons!

Tim Buffy
5 years ago

Caption: That’s a right balls-up if ever I saw one.

The real Anton Rogan
5 years ago

After Sevco are inexplicably drawn away from home, the SFA invite Sticky Vicky junior to make the Scottish Cup draw

Morto
5 years ago

Caption:
Hampden PR staff get themselves in a bit of a twist trying to explain the ‘same club’ theory.

Monti
5 years ago

‘ I gave a letter to the postman, he put in his sack,
Mike appears to be better now & we all welcome him back,

Monti wrote upon it, get well soon big nose you have been missed,
I ate all your lambs last night, now i’m gonnae get pished.

Woke up this morning and had a lamb with boiled rice,
Big Roy back in Paradise, to us all that is nice,

I wrote upon it, see you in the Sauna, with your lamb loin cloth,
I prefer my lamb chopped up, in a pot of Scotch broth.

Ken

Hugh Jainus
5 years ago

Aw man, the tap ae ma nose is pure itchy…but my front bum is even itchier….

5TB
5 years ago

Caption;

New Isle of Man insignia considered a balls up.

Monti
5 years ago

THE FARMERS ( SNIPERS ) PROMISE:

‘ The night was icy cold i was alone, i was waiting for a Lamb make my own,

At last two Lambs they came into my sights, i squeezed the trigger of my B&Q Spade,

Oh momma oh momma turn the oven on, i have two lambs for you, i’m coming home,

Now when the hunt for lamb has been had, i promise you a large, spicy sauce,donner kebab.

Oh Mike oh Mike comfort me, i know i stole your lambs, please forgive me,
If you can’t i understand it’s not easy, but they strayed onto my spade covered in gravy’ 🙂

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Jeeze sniffin glue again.

If you see me walking doon the street,
staring at the sky watching my two feet,
then you pass me by,
it still makes me cry, but you can make ma hole again. 😉

jboy
5 years ago

the effect of the new steroid on piles was not expected.

jboy
5 years ago

Ping pong balls may be more comfortable hen.

Puggy67
5 years ago

Caption: Anusol cream -for when your arse is so sore that you kick your own head in.

Puggy67
5 years ago

Don’t cry for me Pedro Caxhina
Your Celtic’s superhero
Just like Ben Affleck
Your team’s half Caflik
But in the end you will not deliver.

Caption: Darcey Bussell the blue waffle years

Jeremiah
5 years ago

Caption

“that invisible man has some balls!”

5 years ago

Caption: Ahh thats why we didnt get the home draw she has the lucky ball.

mike
5 years ago

Caption, Mills the buffoons attempt at the Scorpion kick.

If you see me walking doon the street,
Staring at the sky and dugs sniffing my two feet,
You just pass me by,
it still makes me cry, but you can sniff my hole again.

Monti
5 years ago

Caption: performing the ‘ Campbell Ogilvie ‘ routine….more commonly known as the ‘ bawbag ‘!

Monti
5 years ago

Still no statement from the club?
Still no Armstrong deal?
Still no sign of a central defender being brought in? Throw in an unwanted midfielder, that’ll do?

” We try to be world class in everything we do ” – Peter Lawwell.

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, I was on the phone to my brother a few days ago and mentioned I didn’t really rate Jonny Hayes. I said it looked, to me, like a Lawwell transfer as Hayes didn’t seem to fit Brendan’s philosophy but (Lawwell’s angle) was worth a punt as he was relatively cheap and might turn out well. Earlier today I was catching up a bit on Phil Mac’s site and came across this post by “What’s going on at Celtic?” from 7th August:
“Milne got £1.35 million net, Ryan Christie and GMS. Lawwell got Jonny Hayes (valued at £650k). Lawwell is supposed to be the hard nosed player dealing businessman. What’s going on? Because Milne sticks two fingers at Celtic fans regularly with his “moving on” crap. Is that what PL is buying? Using Celtic fans’ money? In six years CFC have issued two short statements only.”
WOW!! I could suddenly see that I may well have been right though I had no idea about this information (if it’s true).
No reprehensible act by Lawwell would surprise me in the least but still innocent until proven guilty. Does anyone know anything concrete here?
HH

Reply to  TicToc

Hayes was worth the money just cause you don’t rate him doesn’t mean Brendan thinks that way.
He has a proven track record in Scotland and capable of decent wing play.

TicToc
5 years ago

CS,”Hayes was worth the money…..”

Aye okay, so how much was that exactly?
HH

Reply to  TicToc

£1.3m according to various reports.
That’s cheap for a player with his proven ability in my opinion.

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

CS, so £1.3 million for a player rated at £650k?
You think that’s okay (and then there’s GMS too)
I wont be sending you to the off-sales!!
HH

5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

What we think is irrelevant bud it’s what Brendan and the Club think is all that matters regarding his price.
He’s not just a winger who can operate on both sides you know he can hit free kicks,play at Left back and also up front if need be.
I’d suggest £1.3m is nothing for a player who can operate in 4 different areas of the park comfortably.

5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

You seem to be missing the bigger picture regarding the deals with Aberdeen?
1st thing is with the signing of Hayes we weakened them as he was arguably their best player.
So to lessen the blow they get GM-S going the other way.
Secondly they lost Jack to dear Hun.
So we gave them Christie which we would all agree actually improved them in this area of the park?
Last but not least we also gave them enough money to strengthen up front and in the wide area where a hole was left by the departure of McGinn.
Aberdeen signed Stevie May tonight from Preston on a 4 year deal.
Now you might want to consider who our Board would rather be in second spot and have a chance at the Euro money next season.
That’s right Aberdeen.
Thus rendering (hopefully) the Huns investment in players pointless and an expensive exercise which no doubt after the humiliation in Norway has put the squeeze on their purse even more.
Not to mention the fact when we face Aberdeen Christie won’t be available?
He will be against the Huns though.
So we get Jonny Hayes a proven playe in the SPFL a player who can play right across the front 3 and at LWB when required for £1.3m and Aberdeen got to strengthen in several weakened areas of their side with the money.
I’d say that was not only shrewd business for both Clubs but also cleaver boxing by our Board.
Money well spent IMO.

5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

Der hun

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

There is absolutely no chance of Brendan Rogers accepting a player that he did not want to play in his team. Brendan calls the shots now on all players coming in and out, Lawwell is not involved in player purchase, he only assists Brendan in contract matters. And that is the way that it should be. Brendan always rated Hayes having worked with him previously and he needed a replacement for Roberts right away
its still not certain that Roberts will come back to Celtic, we all hope that he does.

TicToc
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

Mike, Jimmybee, I’m reading into what I copied onto this blog and which seems very fishy to me.
It says Hayes is valued at £650,000, which I reckon is probably about right, yet he cost £1.35 million PLUS GMS. (I know Ryan Christie is on loan but we don’t know the terms so ignore that part)
Are both of you saying this all seems okay?
Well I beg to differ.
For the record I don’t rate Hayes as a Celtic class player; I may be wrong but only time will tell that.
Just look at the figures; they clearly don’t add up. And Jonny Hayes is 29-30; doesn’t fit the profile we’re supposed to be using.
I’m ultimately saying there’s something not right and also for the record, I wouldn’t trust Lawwell as far as I could throw him. I’m off, got a busy day tomorrow with our little champion.
HH

Reply to  mike

Spot on.

5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

Christie is on loan so don’t see where your coming from on thus one. Hayes will come good, he needs time to settle in. They don’t all hit the ground running, look at Armstrong a headless chicken till Brendan took charge. Let him find his way.

5 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Again spot on.
He just needs a few games to get up to speed with the rest of our team as we move the ball quicker than Aberdeen

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

TicToc,
I would just trust Brendan m8, Hayes will do Celtic a good turn, it’s a long season, injuries, suspensions etc.
A match winner on his day & another Irishman in the squad, always a good thing!
HH

corktim
5 years ago

must have been peeling spuds so charlie saiz yah fanny

Reply to  corktim

I had a jack knife played with PE4 and a Magellan.
So wrong on all accounts.
Next.

Reply to  corktim

@Cork
Naw just doing my job to best of my abilities of course.
Next.

The cube
5 years ago

Caption:- These Ben Wa balls are the biggest I’ve ever used.

Uralius
5 years ago

Caption: After being told by Scottish football, supporters where the SFA can stick their ball. The SFA (as usual) hire someone else to do their dirty work for them.

corktim
5 years ago

cleaned the toilets,as you definitely can talk shite charlie

Reply to  corktim

You getting a stauner thinking about that?
You should go share a family sized tube of KY with old kinky boots and relieve that pent up frustration.

🙂
Perhaps one of them has done an Andy Dufresne and clenched a bit too hard after reading my response…

mike
5 years ago

Kolo Koco Kolo Koca Kolo There’s no limits,

Kolo Kolo Toure, there’s no limits.
Good luck to ya Kolo please send me a video of your dancing, I need to, I need to, I need to, Kolo Kolo Toure, Koca Kolo There’s no limits.

mike
5 years ago

Her eyes they shone like diamonds,
I thought her the best in Ireland,
For her hair it fell over her shoulders,
tied up with a black velvet band.
Ooohhh Susanna, where art thou, i’m lonely without you,
You could make me whole again. purrrrrrrr.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  mike

He’ll need a new hole after the Turkish bath this afternoon!

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Vlad do you mean?

The Cha
5 years ago

That Hun “poetry” is brutal. He sure ain’t no Mike but has Mike ever had a song written about him?

https://youtu.be/ZE_CUkUeWk8

John Beekman
5 years ago

Caption: Is that a Camel Toe?

mike
5 years ago

Cheeky Cha, Cha Chachachacha there’s no limits!

Cheeky Cha,
The bhoy with the bra,
whose sole repertoire is,
UP THE RA.

mike
5 years ago

A Stauner, A Stauner,

A Stauner in the Highest,
A Stauner in the Hhhhiiggghhesstttt.

Reply to  mike

Curiously enough we got Astana in the next round…
😉

Monti
5 years ago

Pizza sir?

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I’m having Pizza & wondered if he wanted a slice……
It’s a Domino’s:)

Reply to  Monti

Collaborating ‘

D'FINNEIN MICK
5 years ago

Daft question time!

Does anyone know of a pub in Hull likely to be showing the game tomorrow?

mike
5 years ago

All the lonely peepil,
Regan and Doncaster, the conflicted pair,
canny be honest, canny play fair,
crouching behind their big leather chair.

Honesty, integrity hardly in sight,
truth is in darkness shieling the light,
until they are gone there can be no respite,
favouring one club, led by a knight,
Celtic supporters are up for the fight.

All the lonely peepil, where is it they belong,
All the lonely peepil, where did it all go wrong.

portpower
5 years ago

Caption:
Club 1872 scrying divulged.

George Lazenbhoy
5 years ago

Caption – I could only tuck away one ball and mah cock. Nobody will notice

Frank mcf
5 years ago

Thats what happens when you swallow chewing gum

mike
5 years ago

Hahaha! Brilliant.

Monti
5 years ago

Caption: ” Excuse me honey, do you mind if i smell the ball “?

Lavvy1888
5 years ago

Caption: Breaking: Isle of Man emblem brutally vandalised

Mike Annis
5 years ago

Caption, Never dance whilst chewing gum.

The Cha
5 years ago

Caption: “Ba’s not burst and I can see as far ahead as my toes so we should all just move on”

charlie
5 years ago

caption double jointed girl with flatulence redefines blow football

charlie
5 years ago

huv ye no got e bay ower there he he

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Weered,
Are you a fat bastard like me, or slim & ripped like Andybhoy?

mike
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Shirley you mean ripped and pished like Henke, or tall and blootered like Bgbhoy.

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Weered,
🙂

Monti
5 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie,
It’s O’ Bay over the water 🙂

Puggy67
5 years ago

If you are up the West End go down Downaside Lane there’s a couple of second hand shops there that do kilts – there’s one next to Tennants on Byres road too – best bet in the centre of town is Mr Ben’s – closer to paradise too –
http://www.mrbenretroclothing.com/
there’s another one just up the road from them but I cant remember the name

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