Celtic Diary Friday June 8: Silly Season Gets Sillier

I’ll be gad when the season starts.

Or at least a couple of friendlies.

The tittle tattle flying around just now is becoming ludicrous.

Could David Murray and two co investors be about to pump upwards of £75m into Ibrox, as opposed to the previous system of pumping the supporters of every penny they’ve got ?

They said he would never be allowed back into Scottish football, but six years is a long time in the game, and a humble, and possibly even contrite, however unlikely that sounds , murray could be the saviour they need.

It certainly ties in with the Ibrox clubs demand that supporters group Club 1872 tell King how much they are going to invest in the upcoming share issue, despite there being very little sign of that issue.

If the group has any sense-unlikely, i know, they’ll save their money until the next club/company comes along.

Which probably won’t be that long.

Put that together with the campaign to flog season books, which despite a reported  waiting list of 12,000, and the scramble for cash becomes apparent..

But why ?

We tried to ask Dave King, but he was busy trying to find an isolated island somewhere in the Pacific which has a wee cottage on it, and is not on any maps.

Draw your own conclusions.

for me, it appears that the Ibrox support has finally woken up, and has had enough.

there is a little bit of good news for them.. with Russia just around the corner, England manager Gareth Southgate wanted the young England players to know what it’s like to play in a hostile environment, where the ground is old, the area is run down, and the fans are all racist.

He’s scheduled a friendly at Ibrox, and instructed the team to wear green and white.

 

But who cares ?

There are far more important issues than whose turn it is to fleece the gullibillies.

At noon today, on this site, you can see one of them.

Perhaps the main one.

Auldheids article, ” Regan, his Part In His Downfall ” details chronologically the events surrounding Regans attempts to be an SFA chief, and where and why they need to be investigated.

If only to clear a few things up…

 

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Dedryck Boyata is in talks to extend his contract at Celtic.

With a World cup ahead, that makes sense for Celtic, whilst Boyata probably just needs to feel loved.

Nadir Ciftci has had his contract ripped up, which is also a smart move by Celtic. He is now free to come back and haunt us at a later date.

And in another smart move, Henrik Larsson has turned down the Livingston managers job.

Although there are doubts there was actually anything in that story.

From me, at least.

As for incomings, don’t worry.

It won’t be long now..keep your eyes open for a sudden press conference.

As soon as Neil Lennon stops asking for Mikey Johnstone on loan, Scott Allan and John McGinn, plus a few quid heading east, will pass each other on the M8.

 

Looks like the pitch is ready…

That particular design will help the strikers work out if they are offside or not, one of several things the manager is addressing this summer.

Not long now until the draw for the qualifiers of the champions League.

Image result for scared baby

Anyone know anyone selling a defibrillator cheap ?

Should Celtic get through, unless there are a number of surprises , it will be Pot four again.

But we must be due a good draw. Oh, wait, we haven’t played Real Madrid or PSV Eindhoven for a while. Or Napoli or Porto.

When the players report back for training, there’s a lot of work to be done, and we can only hope they are relishing the challenge as much as we are.

Meanwhile, there’s been a jump in revenue for Scottish football…

All of which should mean that the hand is strengthened when a tv deal is being negotiated, although it kind of depends on whose hands we send in there.

you’d think Ian Maxwell would pick someone capable, or at least recommend not sending in the diddies who negotiated the last one. .

Although in a recent interview, he perhaps acknowledged that Celtic are a problem, with all their money and success, and may have given us a clue to his own agenda..

“When I was at Thistle, Manchester City came and trained when they were playing in the Champions League and I would tell Celtic about the Man City set up,” 

“Celtic would say, ‘It is incredible – they have got too much money.’ I would go, ‘That is what we think of you’. The decimal point just moves. 

 

Sooner we get out of Dodge the better.

Its Friday, and that means its time to announce this weeks

Knob of the Week 

Image result for alex mcleish

I’ve a feeling this won;t be the last time, either.

McLeish has been caught on video laughing and joking about the cheating years.

He’s also seen his first two games as Scotland boss end in defeat.

how did he get the job again ?

 

Caption competition from yesterday.

Image result for steven gerrard and gary mcallister

Alzyerpal June 7, 2018 at 10:58 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption:

“Get me a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain’t got time to take a fast train
I have come undone, won’t be managing the hun
‘cos UEFA sent me a letter

Well they sent me a letter
Said I couldn’t manage in Europe before
I get the Pro licence I need
So I’ll have to study much more
Anyway…” 

Today..

Image result for david murray

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Brencelt
3 years ago

In for a penny
Buy your club for a pound

Noel Skytrot
3 years ago

I know we do things in the utmost professional way but it would be good to see signings getting wheeled out soon. By the way Ralph I’ve bet someone 50 sheets that we’ve signed McGinn, so if your super info is shite, could you reimburse me my fifty?

Caption, Listen Craig, do you want to make lots of money again? They’ll fall for it, I promise you.

FKY
3 years ago

Murray – “Just wait a minute till I wipe off some of this snake oil.”

Bongo
3 years ago

Alright mate. i think that all worked out quite nicely

Divybhoy
3 years ago

“This ones got legs……..run with it”

Sid
3 years ago

think that was his 3rd and 4th games, 1 win, 3 defeats for the cheating barsteward.

James61
3 years ago

Caption
Do you fancy reinvesting mate, the gullibillies are always ripe for a picking.
HH

AweNawNoAnnoniOanAnawNoo
3 years ago

Ibrox investors Club 1872 ready to step up and pay in Rangers share issue Exclusive by Christopher Jack THE finishing line is in sight for the Club 1872. As soon as the rubber chequered flag is waved, the captive bolt will very soon be fired once again. In January, the organisation launched a bid to raise £1 million to be invested in the next share issue at Ibrox. Now, they have just days left to meet their seven-figure target. Light Blues chairman Dave King confirmed several weeks ago that he hoped to bring in around £6million from a rights issue. As part of the process, loans from the likes of Douglas Park and George Letham will be converted to equity. • READ MORE: Club 1872 hope to continue dialogue with Rangers over Ibrox board seat Club 1872 have been invited to play their own part in proceedings and director Laura Fawkes hopes supporters make the most of the opportunity after Rangers set a deadline of next Thursday for the organisation to confirm how much they will invest this summer. “We think there are fans that believe they can take part in the share issue and they are waiting for it to be announced and are holding back their bawbees to put into it if only they kent what was going on,” Fawkes told SportTimes. “That is not going to happen, No way Hosie so for us it is about getting the message out that if you want to help rebuild the club and protect it for future generations, Club 1872 is the only way you can do it at this particular moment in time. “There might be a handful, aside from the obvious investors, that get to participate. But for 99.9 per cent of the tiny wee shareholders, they won’t be able to participate. “We are delivering that message to people right now. We see with our eyes a lot of people saying ‘I have got my own shares, so when is the issue because I am definitely participating, honest to god Laura were no jestin or anything’. That’s not the case. Just because people are saying that something hasn’t happened is of no interesting to me, because we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know and ken about and we´ll let them know. We also know there are known unknowns that people dont know about; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know, but it´s cough up time. “Rangers won’t say ‘Are you kidding hen ? you are not getting to participate in this’, they will say ‘we have issued shares to the following people, at whatever price and raised less thatn six months of Steven Gerrards wages ’. We have got to generate what we can over the next week and give Rangers the figure as we don´t want Steven to leave before he has arrived. Well I think that´s what Jim Traynor was trying to impliacte on about.” Members were contacted on Thursday afternoon by email informing them of the seven day count down that is now in place as Rangers slide towards a rights issue at the end of the month. Club 1872 currently have a 10.71 per cent stake in RIFC plc but their status as the second largest shareholder could come under threat as the financial landscape alters once again. Fawkes said: “We are sitting on around £960,000, but that includes our project money, which some of you are frankly a wee bit too precious about. The poll that has gone out to our members is asking whether we can ditch that and use it for Stevie´s money for July, August and Sepetember. “We don’t know what impact that this will have on our shareholding yet because this is a situation of how much money we can or want to put in. “If we turned round and said we had £2milllion, they could might probably issue £2million worth of shares it´s not guaranteed. The situation is quite difficult to understand. If we that can say to people ‘if we don’t have at least £1.3million we will get our shareholding diluted’ because we could put £5million in and still get diluted, or put £1.3million in and and it not get diluted, we´re not really sure”” “We don’t know what other people are putting in. It is not like an open share offer where everyone buys their percentage pro rata number of shares, it is ‘we have a pot of shares and we are happy to take them off you and give it to whoever who wants to do anything with them within this group of investors’. This is where we are at so it´s crystal clear” The money collected from members on a monthly basis is split between shares and projects pots as supporters choose where they want to see their cash diluted. The deal that saw Club 1872 purchase half of the stake held by Mike Ashley took them above the 10 per cent threshold for the first time. But that stake could be diminished as fans prepare to see more of their hard-earned put into their club. Fawkes said: “There will certainly be a group of people on the internet who will make a big thing of it if the 10 per cent goes down or we drop from second to third or second to fourth, that´s unimportant if we can manage to stay in second place by Christmas and get into the league cup final”” “A lot of people say they are signed up to Club 1872 because, for them, it is a great name. They put their money in and they just want to know it is going to benefit the club and protect the club from getinng skelped against Celtic. “Particularly now, at a time when we are refinancing at the club, people will want to see their money going straight into Steven gerrads transfer war chest so they might not… Read more »

Noel Skytrot
3 years ago

Awe Naw, the useful idiots that Squint Eastwards has running Clubyerbumped1872 are fleecing the gullibles for Squinty’s benefit and they’re still falling for it. I’ve a simple solution for all of their woes, keep believing the cheats and liars ya zombie bastards. The sooner they’re gone, the better.

Noel Skytrot
3 years ago

I just noticed it was Arlene Foster and Derek Johnstone’s love child Chris Jack that penned that article… he must have met up with Wham gloves for an exclusive of what’s going on down Mug1872’s nest of vipers.

charlie
3 years ago

so laura is sayng ye canny invest billy unless you invest wae us and weer no tellin ye wit we are gonny invest yer money in …….bright boy billy sais ok wer do a sign ha ha ha ha ha

Noel Skytrot
3 years ago

CS, he’s actually BFDJ love child…enuff sais.

3 years ago

David Murray spend his own money…no chance, never happened before, wont happen now

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  Desimond

spot on

Broxburnbhoy
3 years ago
Reply to  Desimond

Exactly right that’s even without the whole
Oldco saga landing at his door where it belongs

3 years ago

Morning Ralphy, Your heid must be throbbing every night thinking about all these rumours and cough new leagues. Thank God fur Auld Heids.
In the third qualifier if we get there I would take either Garbage Agdam, or Malmo FFS. and in the fourth, our auld favourits… A Stauner, A Stauner in Ex Chealsee Davis.
What a great achievement it would be to get through these qualifiers and into the land of milk and honey, then we could argue for months about how shite we are up against these top money doped teams, I’m soo looking forward to that.
But I am very much looking forward to Auldheids article on the Hun cheat Regan, now I know why cricketers wear shin guards and reinforced head gear and wield a big bat.
Keep up your great work, while we whittle away making voodoo dolls of Hun players and prepare the needles to stick it too them.

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

when we get ther yae mean ….phew thought a loast a pal ther ha ha ha ha

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

😉 Bassa.

Smudger
3 years ago

Caption. Deal done lets go and get legless.

50 Shades of Green
3 years ago

Caption…. where’s ma pound ya bassa….

Weeski
3 years ago

Club 1872
how many shares are you sorry the club sorry company selling
The glib and shameless
How much money have you got
Club1872
1 mill pounds
The glib
Then I’m selling 1 mill pounds worth ta bye

Jinkylarrson
3 years ago

Caption…chuckle brothers discuss how to get more money from the great unwashed.

3 years ago
Reply to  Jinkylarrson

You do realise that in 12 years’ time, Dave King will be releasing a strongly-worded statement accusing you of calling them the great unwashed, and you’ll not be able to collect your pension at the post office counter, because their is a possible conflict of interest, dontcha?

AweNawNoAnnoniOanAnawNoo
3 years ago

Caption: What! Club 1872 can buy Rangers FC one million times over. No wonder you’re a billionaire and I´m only a knight of the realm

AweNawNoAnnoniOanAnawNoo
3 years ago

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11398471/premier-league-winter-break-approved-from-2019-20-fa-confirms

Is DD a club 1872 member ?

I can see the new year game becoming even more important to us.

Cystal ball

Celtic By Numbers
3 years ago

http://celticbynumberscom.ipage.com/letting-the-side-down/

32 out of 54 goals Celtic conceded can be attributed to individual errors. Who is making them and what is the impact?

The seasons review continues. I think I’m done with defending. Will get onto the more interesting attacking stuff now!!!

charlie
3 years ago

caption murray sais did a ever tell ye the wan aboot the fiver and the tenner

The Cha
3 years ago

Would like to avoid Ljubljana in Q1, as they beat Maribor to the league and they would’ve been seeded.

Some tasty and old foes in Q2. A return trip to Mostar 30 years late would be nice and hopefully not to taxing.

If we make it all the way then the important oppo will be the Pot 3 team.

People are deluding themselves if they think we’ve any chance of knockout stages so Europa League is the target until we improve consistently over the next few years.

The Cha
3 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Played Partizan there in 89, as they were banned from playing at home for crowd trouble, throwing bottles etc so naturally they were in the stand above the Tic fans.

This was a year or 2 before the war so it was all peaceful and the bridge was intact.

Got a 24 hour train back to Munich that cost 7m Dinar, probably about £20.

FredDDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Ive always founds slovenians as scarey as fuck. much prefer croatia

The Cha
3 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

We’re talking about Bosnia.

FredDDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

not in the balcans then

FredDDobbs
3 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

PS. I thought all the lucky fuckers stationed in Bosnia were brown bottles

Cortes
3 years ago

Superb!

Cortes
3 years ago

Caption:

Dupety doo dah dupety yeh!
My oh my what a wonderful day!
Plenty of moola coming our way,
Dupety doo dah dupety yeh!

Cortes
3 years ago

Caption: The eyes have it.

puggy67
3 years ago

Murray (spoken)]
You see, Whytey…

In this life, one thing counts
In the bank, large amounts
I’m afraid these don’t grow on trees,
You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two

You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys,
You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two.

Large amounts don’t grow on trees.
You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two.

Why should we break our backs
Stupidly paying tax?
Better get some untaxed income
Better to pick-a-pocket or two.

You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys
You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or t
Why should we all break our backs?
Better pick-a-pocket or two.

Who says crime doesn’t pay?

Robin Hood, what a crook!
Gave away, what he took.
Charity’s fine, subscribe to mine.
Get out and pick-a-pocket or two

You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys
You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  puggy67

Well done the PPPPP PUGGY.

Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  puggy67

Well done PPP PUGGY.

BJF
3 years ago

In 1957 following the FA Cup Final although not interested in football at all a newish Irish hero emerged Packie McParland .
Now the awvseve Man Utd wimp will mutter about broken collar bones etc whingers all, man up. I stuck with Villa, Celtic came along later. However I could never quite cope with Villa being founded by a Scot, McGregor,with close links to the then Glasgow Rangers and they use a version of the Rangers motto and emblem
In recent years the Blessed One was their most successful manager with two 6 th places in the Premiership and the financial cost to achieve it. Randy Lerner sold the club to a Chinese millionaire but Villa’s links with Rangers continued. Their Chief Executive has been suspended because of an unpaid HMRC bill and reportedly they owe considerable
finances to other clubs over transfers. The Villa CEO came from Aberdeen so he will be familiar with these sort of shenanigans. No mention of EBTs but it will be interesting to see how the relationship with the FA and HMRC pans out.

Paul Mac
3 years ago

Greetings from Saransk!! Which is a wee town in Russia holding the World Cup this year …
Ralph gonna have to wait a wee while to rematch against Porto .. as they won the Portuguese league and get a bye straight to the group stages.
New pitch and the rest of it look good … looks like the “great unwashed” (I can say that as I am NOT an SFA member) will somehow get the go ahead to embarrass themselves again this season … progress anyone 🙂
About the caption … anyone wanna buy a used football team … its got a fanbase stuck in 1690 and a dodgy big end .. goes by the name of Jabba ..

Mike
3 years ago
Monti
3 years ago

Woke up this morning with a stauner that’d choke a horse….
I’ll just turn him round & ask him his name 🙂

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Thinking back to your days hiding in bushes from real soldiers?

portpower
3 years ago

Welcome to Russia indeed? The bassas.

Australian football fans are reeling after the visas they had been granted to the FIFA World Cup in Russia were rejected without warning or explanation just weeks before the competition is due to begin.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-03/fan-id-russia-2018-world-cup-cancellations-leave-fans-desperate/9828356

Rebus67
3 years ago
Reply to  portpower

Port,

Are the recipients of these emails sure that it is not a scam? Seems like a classic scam, asking for personal info to rip the individual off.

Rebus

portpower
3 years ago

Caption:
We represent the Lollipop Guild.

Mike
3 years ago
Mike
3 years ago

He’s gender neutral, what a voice.

Puggy67
3 years ago

King Kenny demoted. Shocking.

Mike
3 years ago
Mike
3 years ago

Johnny Logan, He wins the European Cup. YA Fuckin Beauty.

Mike
3 years ago

MIND BT SPORT TONIGHT AT 6.00PM WATCH THE CHAMPIONS 7 INAROW.

Monti
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Nice

portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Love to dance.
Natural.

portpower
3 years ago

Silly SMSM NEWSFLASH FACTS:

Celtic FC shall loan out Mikey Johnstone and Lewis Morgan to sevco FC.

portpower
3 years ago

When shall the klub klaxon be sounded?

“Leave us be,we`re only a mid table club.”

Enough,aye ready.

Iancelt67
3 years ago

Caption
“Aye finished”

portpower
3 years ago

Paste thy shares to thy pavement, club 1873.

sevco portend FC.

portpower
3 years ago

Burden:
A load, typically a heavy one.Gers gist.

portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  portpower
portpower
3 years ago

Bring that bassa back.(sic) Murray. It`ll be a walk over.
Feel sorry for that bassa?

We are the dated peepil.

He`s probably claiming invalid pension.

See,that`s how he had them that Sir David Murray…
Former charity diner table thieve.

If he ends up involved in Scottish Football once again…it`ll be priceless.

Mike
3 years ago
portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike
portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

For the Young:

Enjoy.

Mike
3 years ago

Hearts gone astray, Budgies Budgie has flown away.

Grandad’s won the giant Unicorn.. Whaur’s Elsa.

portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Cheap night.
Elsa pocketed me.

portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  portpower

Elsa,for forever you are.This one is for you.

Enjoy.

Iancelt67
3 years ago

Caption
“ you can have the club for a pound I’ll even throw Andy Halliday in for good measure”

portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

There`s nae a bob for Andy,Ian.Lookin` forward for him being laced.

Fuller it yor Georgia attempt,he`s.

portpower
3 years ago

Did not Lloyds banking find paperwork about the execute management of RFC 2012(formally) in the vault of the wee half of the royal Scotchmen`s bank?

Kept.

charlie
3 years ago

great boxin oan tonight heers ma tips santa cruz -jermell charlo -terence crawford -antonio moran -terry flanagan and big tyson ………now thers an accumalatoir for yees…… ps dont bet if yees need tae shoplift tae pay the bookie ha ha ha ha

charlie
3 years ago

testing

charlie
3 years ago

a geid yees sum tips for the boxin tonight but the mod kept them fur hiself

charlie
3 years ago

heers a video ae the best pound fur pound in the world today

charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie
charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

f terence isnae a tim ……….he should be

portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Round in a square.
Charlie, say G`day to all.

Consistency, T3.

portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  portpower

For those not knowing what T3 means?I`m no telling you.

333.

portpower
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie
charlie
3 years ago
Reply to  portpower

port terence disnae stand still he he

Iancelt67
3 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Apparently he got smashed. The manny pac decision was strange for horn . Didn’t see fight, Aussies haven’t produced good boxers in the past. Fenech etc Lionel rose was ok.

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