Celtic Diary Friday March 15: Media Agenda Changes

We’ve seen the campaign, if thats the right word, to unsettle the Celtic support and paerhaps even staff, which involved throwing various managerial candidates into the hat to be discussed as possible alternatives to Neil Lennon as permanent manager in the summer.

The true horror felt by the establishment at the thought of Lennon holding aloft a tenth successive title trophy cannot be underestimated, and that goes for a number of journalists as well, who have needed little persuausion to plant the seeds of dissent among Celtic supporters.

The last couple of days have also sen reminders that one or two players are still coveted by teams down south, which we all knew, but again it is designed to cast doubt on firstly the players themselves, and secondly the players faith in Lennon.

It isnt based on any real evidence, and as such it isn’t working, although many of us may start to feel a little uncomfortable at the frequency of such reports, which will increase as we get closer to the end of the season.

Keiran Tierney, for instance, was said to be the subject of an enquiry from Borussia Dortmund, who the following day were said to have “cooled ” after the price quoted was £25m.

Maybe they did ask…maybe thats what they were quoted, although itsremarkable that the price quoted is the same as the price accepted for Tierney from Everton…and now that the player has changed his mind after undoubtedly being tempted by the riches on offer, am I being too cynical in thinking the media are out to unsettle him again ?

Much has also been made of the money apparently raised when Celtic cleared out the management team to Leicester, with £9m reportedly ending up in Celtic’s account. £9m that also secures them first refusal on Lee Congerton, who should also be heading to the midlands with his co-conspirators shortly. Leicester have parted with their own head of recruitment, clearing the way for Congerton.

I can’t be alone in wondering if there’s a story in the transfer business conducted by the clique at Celtic, and will keep a wee eye on how they fare at Leicester.

That £9m would be the £9m the previous manager lost when he kept Dedryck Boyata on for the final year of his contract, so its hardly a windfall. Why any manager would sacrifice such a huge sum of money which represents a massive chunk of his clubs income is baffling. It doesn’t make sense, especially when he already had options in that position.

 

All in all, had this been the pre internet era, when we had to depend on the mainstream media for news, we would probably be a damn sight more worried than we are.

A top manager bailing out while standing on the threshold of historical achievement ?

they would have had a field day in the newsrooms, but supporters now have access to the same sources as the media, and those who write about it do it with considerable more honesty that the paid professionals.

There is little to worry about.

If Lennon secures the two remaining trophies, he will more than likely be the next permanent manager.

If he doesn’t, then we’ll worry about that if it happens.

The priority is the league, and a win over Dundee on Sunday will move us a considerable step closer to that.

 

Meanwhile, over on the other side of the city, the exit from the Scottish cup,and the realisation that Steven Gerrard isn’t quite the messiah they hoped he would be, has begun to have repercussions.

Keith Jackson, who always does what he’s told by his lord and master James Traynor, the Ibrox PR man, has been the first to suggest that Gerrard hasn;t lived up to expectations…

Clearly under orders, Jackson said;

the moment he placed that ring on Gerrard’s finger – and made all of British football pause to peer through the confetti at the super model on his arm – all was immediately forgiven.

Less than one year on, it now feels safe to say the honeymoon period which followed this grand publicity stunt is well and truly over. 

Ignoring the oddly homoerotic theme of the piece-engagement, marriage, honeymoon, divorce- the word is out.

Gerrard is expendable.

And now, even before they toast their first anniversary, the time has come for a more a more sober-headed assessment of Gerrard’s likely relationship with Rangers going forward and perhaps even to ask if they have a future at all. 

Alright, not oddly homoerotic.

Weirdly and perhaps uncomfortably  homoerotic…

 

Of course, they cannot sack him. That would cost a fortune which they simply don’t have, largely because he’s spent it on duds, but there is every possibility he’ll be pushed out by the media, who cannot risk him allowing Celtic to reach nine in a row, let alone ten.

There’s a job vacancy at Oldham.

One wonders of they’ll run with the story doing the rounds that his old pal and now former Oldham manager  Paul Scholes has left word that Gerrard could do them a job…

A bad run of results now, increasingly likely with the team having nothing to play for, would finish him off.

The bears are revolting, and they’re not happy with the club either. (Or company. )

Jermaine Defoe was touted with being their saviour, and he looked bewildered the other night when he said;

I think in the short space of time I’ve been here, watching other games on TV and stuff like that, I wouldn’t want to be in other dressing rooms.

“I think if you look at the quality we’ve got in the dressing room, the international players we’ve got, it’s a time for the football club to be excited.

“The fans should be excited. 

Yes, it’s a disappointment after the Aberdeen defeat, but I just think it can take time for things to build.

“You can get the best players in the world and put them together. But it’s not going to become an unbelievable team overnight. Sometimes it takes time.

“And you’ve seen that with the best teams and best players.

“But if I was a Rangers fan, watching the games on the terraces with a season ticket, I’d definitely be excited. It’s a club and a team definitely going places.” 

Defoe, Gerrard and a few others genuinely have no idea how bad its going to get for them.

Wait till they find out they are catholics…

 

Which brings me to this weeks Etims

Knob of the Week 

another collective award for a group who’s great work in calling out and stamping out religious hatred in Scotland knows no beginning..

Depressing to hear reports of more sectarian abuse at football last night. This time directed toward Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard. Pathetic to turn up at a game to spout this crap.

Astonishing.

They finally hear sectarian songs flowing from the stands at ibrox, and its all down to the away support !

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There are no words. There are really no words.

Congratulations to nil by mouth.

So bloody useless you’re not even getting capital letters.

this weeks Etims

Knob of the Week 

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But only in one direction…

 

Then again, its not just them.

The Herald reports..

Police probe ‘pathetic’ sectarian chants directed at Rangers boss Steven Gerrard by Aberdeen fans

While they are listening to the tapes, perhaps they might just pick up on something else, perhaps a spot of evidence that could lead to a major investigation into a sectarian hotspot…

This defelction from the real issue has played into the hands of the establishment.

Now they can say we’re all as bad as each other and not have to isolate the real problem, which could have been put to bed around seven years ago.

 

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Brencelt
2 years ago

Nil by brain are hunbelievably stupid peepul

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Brencelt

Right on cue, see below 🙂

Cartvale
2 years ago

Nil by Mouth, the name says it all as they achieve nothing about the sectarianism that is the open sore in Scotland.
They and the media are quick to jump on the banners of non sevco teams, but turn a blind eye to the bile, hatred and vile sectarianism spouted at the crumbledome, and the wee wan in Edinburgh.
As the great and so called good jump up and down about coins and missiles, monkey chanting, so called muppets invading the park to confront managers and players, flares, pitch invasions, only non hun teams tend to get media vilification
When the Hertz supporters are involved Incidents such as Garry Caldwell being pelted with coins, nothing to be seen, move along.
The Hertz and the Rankers are the fans that over many decades have dragged Scottish football through the mud in Europe, but any incident that involves another team is highlighted stupid stupid huns.
As Celtic supporters there is nothing wrong with acknowledging your heritage, but this is seen as sectarianism, a bit like Paras shooting people in the back, they asked for it, the hatred of all things Irish is shocking and the board must stand up for our heritage, that is why we fly the tricolour, a flag designed to unite two disparate causes.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale

CS,
What abuse are you referring to?
Careful now

Mike A
2 years ago

A great irony or is it an oxymoron? nil by mouth is led by bitter blue noses. It has to be the answer as they only see issues that are directed at Sevco by other fans, never the bitterness of 40,000 every second week at Ibrox interspersed with taking their bile to away grounds.

highseastim
2 years ago

I e-mailed Police Scotland yesterday with regards to how they could hear sectarian abuse from under 1,000 fans, yet week in, week out they fail to hear sectarian abuse from many thousands more fans of the custodian’s of Ibrox stadium. Funnily enough, I’m still waiting for an answer!!

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago
Reply to  highseastim

Good lad.

Maybe you need to shout a bit louder,mind!

Mike
2 years ago

It makes me very happy, to be a tiny part of the Celtic family, of course I realise that not every Celtic supporter is an angel. Every week you hear of the great works our supporters do, on their own or part of Celtic’s generous Foundation. Donating money, raising money for hundreds of good and deserving causes. Cycling, climbing, walking, every possible activity that you could think of. Buckets for cash appear at every home game, hands disappear into pockets bringing out wallets to make a donation, its so very humbling to see. These/ our supporters are not rich (except Ralph) or well off by any means, but their hearts are HUGE. They are what being a Celtic supporter means, they are CELTIC. Brother Walfrid would be so proud of them.
COMPARE AND CONTRAST: The peepul walk the streets of our country, spreading hate and division and for their weekend recreational enjoyment visit Govan and carry those same traits into the stands. PATHETIC PEEPUL…

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago

RALPH

IMO,BR refused the move for Boyata because of those options you mention.

Like,NONE!

Who would have been happy with an injury-prone Jozo,a still-learning Ajer,a never-seen Commper,or a why-the-fuck-did-we-sign-a-free-transfer-from-Wigan Hendry?

He refused the deal because Boyata was his only reliable quality central defender,and the reason that was so is because PL did sod all about signing a suitable replacement.

We would be up shit creek if Boyata had gone in the summer.

Wth
2 years ago

Must be something they put in the tea and coffee,probably the most deluded club on earth

Noel Skytrot
2 years ago

NBM and SRtRC are nothing more than quangoes set up to appear as though they’re fighting sectarianism and racism in Scotland. It’s all about the funding I tell ya.

Noel Skytrot
2 years ago

Terrible news from Christchurch, no words to describe those fascist fuckwits.

Cartvale
2 years ago

Charlie I did not say that Celtic supporters are blameless, but the vast majority of Huns are out and out thugs, every week we hear it is only a tiny minority, my arse.as for the handringing regarding the Paras, look at the clowns that pass for Tory ministers attempting to justify the killings by the security forces, as whiter than white.
In my previous employ I worked in the tour industry and was fortunate to attend European games and finals in Milan, Barcelona, Gothenburg, and Seville, I was not at Manchester, but to implythatCeltic or Aberdeen supporters are in the same camp as the might sevco, just contact the Locals.
The hatred ofthe Unionists for all things perceived to be anti is a picture to behold.
In my second career I have worked in non denominational schools, that Is an eye opener, but as usual the morons blame Denominational schooling, you see it is always the fault of the Irish.

2 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale

Cartavel,

I have a wee story about the “worst fans”. I used to live near Motherwell till I lost my gas mask. Consequently, I had time for a wee dram or two – something I usually kept for inside the ground in a bottle of Lanliq or Buckfast (yes I was a right low-life wae holy troosers and a red, runny nose) – before games if we were playing the steelworks mob. The pub – have no idea now what the name was and I know, like most of the familiar ruins at that end Murderwell, it is gone – was very near Fir Park (park – what a misnomer). After some liquid encouragement and in a moment of love struck infatuation, I started conversing with the 15 stone beauty behind the bar and told her I was surprised the pub was open when it was Celtic playing – these are the days when there was freedom of expression which sometimes went a little overboard. She informed me there was only one game when the pub closed. No, as much as I wished it was, it was not the then Rangers but the sleekit Herts. She said they were the worst people she had ever encountered. She also said, as she stared glassy eyed – she wore jeely-jar specs – at the handsome Adonis in front of her, the Celtic AND the Rangers fans were actually always very nice. VERY INTERESTING, eh!

Monti
2 years ago

CS,
You are without doubt, the thickest poster on this site!

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Ok maybe a slight doubt, but you’re up there…

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I’m not in a glass house…..

Celtic mikey
2 years ago

Brilliant diary, nice one.

puggy67
2 years ago

The only putting on of a ring as a sign of attaining a position that I’m aware of is the papacy – the Fisherman’s Ring, as it were missus. Someboday at DR having a wee snider? As for NBM contancted them years ago to ask if they had any guidance or resources for a student’s union and was told ‘it was in scope’ total bunch of gobshites fleecing the taxpayer – with due respect to the memory of the lad who lost his life.

Paddybhoy67
2 years ago

And don’t forget the Maryan Shved story which his own club have debunked.
“The SMSM – where journalism goes to die.”

2 years ago

Ralph,

Terrific dairy.

“This defelction from the real issue has played into the hands of the establishment.” I do hope “defecltion” is some form of shit. It would certainly be an apt description of the diarrhoea in the SMSM.

Why, oh why do our support get all het up about new managers and transfers. Has over a century of codswallop in the papers not taught them to wait, wait, wait? There are f**ing half dead tortoises that have moved faster than Celtic all through its existence. On many an occasion it has justified our anger at good players lost in the transfer market. It is incomprehensible to think any kiddon journalist in Scotland who won’t even investigate blatant happenings dripping off their snottery noses will have gained insight into Celtic’s managerial or player business. I would be amazed if they even knew who to ask. Rather, I can picture them, like the dimwits they are, pushing instead of pulling every time they get to the door and Jackson and Keevins insisting the door is wrong. Calm down guys and just wait till it happens. Getting tonsillitis or a cardiac arrest shouting about it, simply won’t change anything.

H H (ha, ha)

2 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

PB..absoloutly correct again. Our supporters never learn Dont react react or even buy a Scottish rag.They never will or never have been friends of Celtic.
Keep the faith and lets get ready to party this weekend a very Happy St Patricks weekend to you all.

2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

And to you, jimmybee.

The ideal paper would be one blank sheet. I would buy that and even read it. As for TV, one that lost signal at every right wing news bulletin would be heaven 🙂

H H

2 years ago

Christy Moore BBC 4 tonight come all you dreamers filmed at the barrowland.
Nice wee night in front of the telly.

2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

10pm ^

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Cheers Jimmy, it should also be available on iPlayer for 30 days afterwards.

2 years ago

People forget that when nil by mouth investigated the sectarian chanting at Ipox, the person leading the report received death threats, they quickly dumped the report, an absolutely useless organisation, as someone already pointed out it’s all about the funding! HH.

The Cha
2 years ago

Would anyone want McInnes, Levein, Wright or Robinson as Celtic manager?

That’s Neil Lennon’s level and, if they’re not good enough for us then neither is he.

This moronic insistence to simply anoint him rather than appoint someone due to their football management excellence does my head in.

He’s played 3 games so far, with only the second half against Hibs being an acceptable level of performance.

To be the backstop (*) on our managerial shortlist he needs to do a helluva lot more:

– Win the Scottish Cup and not just scraping wins with poor performances
– Win league by at least 12 points. We were 8 points ahead when he took over so he needs to demonstrate that he can manage us to a title from a standing start.
– Beat Sevco home and away with clear decisive victories. 1 draw would be acceptable provided its not a horrible performance.
– Undefeated. Leeway given if lose last league game or 2 after league won.

(*) He should only ever be the last name on the shortlist and only appointed if we genuinely fail to appoint a top class manager, as we wouldn’t even consider appointing anyone of a similar calibre.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Bit harsh there The Cha, Lenny did us a huge favour taking over the reins at such short notice. But I get your point, are we not by law supposed to advertise the job? Should we not ask the question, WHY did the last manager do a moonlight flit. I still believe that it was not money orientated, but more anger at the pathetic attempts to undermine him in the transfer market and beyond, that caused the flight. But I have been wrong before, its difficult to tell. If it had been Chelsea, Arsenal or a much bigger club then I would have believed that he had a point to prove, but Leicester FFS. Of course we want a really good, experienced manager to come in, but my mind goes back to Delia and the pathetic attempts to explain him coming in to manage Celtic. If we could only list for transfer members of the board, even if we could just put them in the “Stocks” and pelt them with boulders that might release some tension. “Let he without sin cast the first stone” that would be me and if it raised a few quid for charity, then that would be a bonus of value, not as much as other bonus’s mind. If our ambition is purely to amass money, then why don’t they tell us and we could make our decision but if they are seriously showing ambition, then please prove it….

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Probably true but just trying to be devil’s advocate against those who simply want to appoint Lenny with no quality assessment of his suitability.

“Let he with sin cast the second stone” I’ll do it. 😉

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Heh heh, Appoint or anoint, Lets go fishing, cast your nets.. a w a y! 😉

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

I prefer appoint on merit, as opposed to anoint, even if its with holy water. 🙂

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Were gonny need a bigger bus. All the players out of contract, about six I think, add on the loanees and that’s nearly a full team’s worth. Plus Gordons not getting any younger, his summer gymnastics are taking there toll. Sitting Bull is sitting on a large mountain of cash, that dear bhoy must be a big incentive for any new manager. So how do you square the circle of ambition, do you heavily invest in the team of younger players and add value later, we are good at doing that. Lets not kid ourselves, that possible over £40 mill. will be put aside for property projects. As with the Dembelle money, when the reality was to bring in a £2.00 mill. striker. A new experienced manager would rattle the biscuit tin with new players required, Lenny on the other hand with his experience of past Lawwell cough interactions would know the score, a modest sum to spend. That would be very disappointing. You lose a manager of quality with vast experience (the share price down) after he left. Supporters don’t give a monkey’s about that, but major shareholders (board members) do. That might have a bearing, (says he getting excited) but history tells us to dampen our expectations. Supporters read (I know) that Lenny is discussing new signings but the model doesn’t shrink or change, it is a well worn path. Optimists beware, is the warning sign hanging outside the gates to paradise..

2 years ago

And to you, jimmybee.

The ideal paper would be one blank sheet. I would buy that and even read it. As for TV, one that lost signal at every right wing news bulletin would be heaven 🙂

H H

2 years ago
Reply to  Pensionerbhoy

Sorry! this ultra-efficient site posted my reply to you, jimmybee, in the general comments. It must be wee blue men that run it 🙂

H H

Steve Naive
2 years ago

Try to see the film about Patrick O’Connell which was shown for the first time in Coatbridge last night. A tremendous history of a footballer’s life and troubled times. Very sad to hear Big Yogi and John Fallon afterwards give their honest opinions on their time at Celtic and of Mr Stein. Very sad indeed.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve Naive

Steve,
Sad in what way m8?

Steve Naive
2 years ago

Monti,
Their experience was at odds with my own memories of them as players and of Jock Stein. They saw the game differently as players and the way they were sometimes treated gives legitimacy to their views. Uncomfortable listening, the Feyenoord final being but one example. As a lad and teen I though Mr Stein a near God and this chimed with many others more qualified to pass judgement. As Yogi said” you don’t get on with everyone at your work “

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve Naive

Steve,
Players who are left out or are no longer a permanent fixture will always have a problem with a manager.
I’m sure Jock would have had his reasons.

Say Hi to Cathal for me m8!

Steve Naive
2 years ago

My thoughts also but it was why he left them out and the way he treated them. Touched on George Connolly also and the total lack of sympathy, knowledge and understanding being afforded now to Leigh Griffiths for example. Cathal hopes your voice is good for the run in !

Monti
2 years ago

I see Hibs have signed a player called Jonathan Spector….
That is one signing i truly wished the huns had signed….
If Carlsberg did proper transfers……..

The Cha
2 years ago

Think that’s pish, as you’d expect from the Record.

McGregor is back in contention but others still a fortnight away.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

From fishal site:

Neil Lennon hails Scotland call-ups and delivers injury update

www celticfc.net/news/15891

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha
Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

The Cha,
Like you i’m not convinced Neil Lennon is the man to move us forward, if he wins the league & the Scottish cup i’d be glad to review that position tho.
Who would you realistically go for?

I’d go for three targets: Top of the list- Jose Mourinho- chances? No fucking chance but one can only ask.
Two: Marco Rose- chances? Like myself, slim, bit would show ambition.
Three- Neil Lennon, assisted by Stephane Mahe & El Hadji Djouf…..just for the discipline they would introduce.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

If the latter comes off then we definitely need to sign El Buffalo. 🙂

Monti
2 years ago

He’s done it again!!!!! Everton & Tierney???
That’s it Malph, you’ve been Greenlit 🙂

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I don’t get it, he’s still raging 9 months on that we DIDN’T sell Tierney!

What Celtic fans want millions in the bank rather than players on the park? 😉

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

The Cha,
I think it’s the Golf club experience rubbing off on him 🙂

Mike
2 years ago

There’s new signage going up around Celtic park, it says “Car Park” to the west, and there is another two signs that have been added recently. They say, “Ambition Park” and the other says “Expectation park” These new signs are accompanied by point signs, directing you to security personnel. They check out your wiring to see if you have ambitious leanings, or high expectations. Dreaming, well that is allowed as long as that’s all it is. Its a fairly modern concept in business “just in time” it means that companies don’t need to keep large amounts of stock, manufacturing by order. The Celtic board adopt this concept, it is… “Just doing enough”. So keep your ambitions and your expectations in check, “if you know your history”.

The Cha
2 years ago

Exclusive! Rangers Fans Rage at New Policing Plan after Janefield Street Crush

https://thecelticstar.com/exclusive-rangers-fans-rage-at-new-policing-plan-after-janefield-street-crush/

As Shirley & Co would sing (Scotland’s) Shame (Scotland’s) Shame (Scotland’s) Shame

Monti
2 years ago

On the way to work this morning i watched a youtube vid of ‘ The Celtic graves society ‘
Whatever it did it touched a nerve, it was like a reset button.
The message & emotion i felt was that we are very much indeed more than a football club.
So glad i watched that today.

Moving on post Brendan is proving a bit difficuilt for me, this will go in time, but if i’m being honest i’m still shocked by this, i feel pissed off & hurt.
My head & heart are down, the only thing that can change this is win games.

Brendan, Brendan, Brendan….could you not have waited?
🙁

Monti
2 years ago

CRAIG WHYTE

Monti
2 years ago

Soldier F
Tic toc tic toc tic toc tic toc….
Not long now

Stevie D
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, undeniably guilty as this bastard is, he’s been thrown under the bus by the people whose orders he was obeying. Don’t buy into this crap that these soldiers were rogue elements or out of control. They knew exactly what they were doing because they were doing exactly what they were told. These events are relatively recent, just coming up on about 50 years ago, and at the time the original Bloody Sunday of 1920 would be as fresh as this in a lot of people’s minds; when they sent armoured cars into a Gaelic football stadium and opened fire on the crowd. Never underestimate the evil Westminster’s capable of. This psychopathic bastard Soldier F is only worthless collateral damage to them. He’s probably from the same underclass they’ve nothing but disdain for anyway. It’s what they do. They use the working class to suppress the working class. The blame for this goes all the way to the government.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Stevie D

Stevie D,
Totally agree, i hope the bus was full & reversed 🙂

Mike
2 years ago

“Were up to our knees in Ayr blood” WTF?

As Michael Johnston sells all his Kilmarnock shares to King Billy Boyne, but we are not a sectarian club, Aye right, the lyrics have been altered to protect the guilty.

Mike
2 years ago

“Its Christmas”

All the sleighs are a sleighing,
As the pipes are a playing,
He’s Cantonese, eating his cheese,
Walking in a Tierney wonderland.

Mike
2 years ago

High Five.. Scuba Dive.

As he takes over the Two sisters chicken factory in Peterborough.
Puck Puck A puck Puck A Pucka, Say little prayer for him,
Puck Puck A Puck Puck A Pucka, he claims to be going to the gym.

What’s that funny smell..

Noel Skytrot
2 years ago

Overheard a couple of degenerates on the bus talking about their fellow degenerates going to the BBC offices in Glasgow for a protest over wait for it….BBC bias against the Tribute Act. Lol

It’s fucking miserable here in Glasgow with sleet lashing down. I wonder how many will turn up for this futile protest? I’m going for less than a 100.

Mike
2 years ago

Whining Gerrard. After the Hibs game, “I phoned John Fleming, who was very apologetic”, I received a call from funny fingers McLean, who was also very apologetic. “I admire the fact these people in the game are very honest, I hear others in the game giving interviews who criticise them for not being open and honest, but I admire the officials. As Paul Heckingbottom called McLean very foolish for phoning seething, will he phone everyone now when he makes a mistake.
The coach without a licence to erm, coach. Seething now saying that we will get a trophy next year, or my position might be untenable for a club with our history and traditions. It did not take him long to join the Klan of myth’s and faeries.

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago

On Saint Paddy’s Day tomorrow or bhoys travel up to Dens Park to take on a Dundee side that has managed to keep plodding along, keeping their 3-way dogfight against the Accies and Saints to avoid the drop/play-offs very much alive. Although the abominable stench left behind by one Neil McCann still lingers, current boss Jim McIntyre has achieved a couple of decent results and improved their overall performances. Veterams Darren O’Dea, Paul McGowan and Kenny Misser have mucked in quite well but lately their defence has been very leaky again, conceding 4 goals in recent games to the Hibees and the huns, while their midfield has been sadly lacking in creativity with Martin Woods and Ethan Robson (on loan from Sunderland) both very limited when it comes to incisive forward passing. Striker Andrew Nelson is out injured, opening up a chance for loanee from Aberdeen Scott Wright to slot in alongside Miller should they choose to go with two up front. Davies, Hamilton and Meekings are also ruled out for tomorrow. Despite some promising results in February, the Dark Blues have lost in their last three league outings, albeit against Hibs, Hearts and huns, with a humiliating 3-0 away gubbing against QOS in the cup not doing a lot to bolster their already fragile morale. On paper everything looks pretty straightforward but the Dens men are playing at home and should not be taken lightly.

In our own camp we have the very good news of Benkovic and Calmac ready to travel with the team (maybe Ntcham as well) and their inclusion will greatly strengthen the side. I see that Craig Gordon injured himself in training so I’d have young Ryan Mullen on the bench (the experience will be good for him and after all, he can’t be any worse than Dorus). I remember young Calvin Miller being hastily called back to Parkhead to cut short his loan at Dens after the Ibrox debacle and I was wondering what had happened to him but it turns out that he is now on loan to Ayr Utd till the end of the season. Our midfield looked very flat against Aberdeen last weekend so I’d like to see Lenny try something different. If Benkovic is fit to start the game, why not push big Ajer up into midfield as his ball-carrying abilities would cause the Dees defence no end of problems. Toljan has been disappointing lately and, unlike the previous manager, I think Lenny would have no qualms about substituting or eventually dropping Sinclair if he is posted missing again. Sinky’s form has been patchy this season and while it’s true he has popped up to score some vital goals, his inconsistency is a cause for concern. I’d start with Weah behind the main striker as I think he has great things to offer and give Calmac and Bayo a run-out in the second half. We just need to bombard their shaky defence from the off and they will crumble, just as they did on the last two occasions we met them.

It’s all about taking one game at a time and ignoring speculation as to where players might be going or who our manager is likely to be next season. Until the league is mathematically ours, every game we play, regardless of who it is against, is a must-win situation and our undivided efforts and focus must go into that. Our biggest threat to achieving the result we want tomorrow will no doubt come in the shape of Madhun, Beaton and the other two brotherhood members taking part. Fuck them and the white horse they rode in on.

Bain

Lustig Boyata Benkovic Tierney

Brown Ajer

Forrest Weah Sinclair

Edouard

Subs: Mullen, Simunovic, Bitton, Hayes, McGregor, Bayo, Burke

Prediction: Dundee 0 Celtic 3 (Edouard, Forrest, Sinclair)

COYBIG

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

You can say that again Yoker!

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago

On Saint Paddy’s Day tomorrow or bhoys travel up to Dens Park to take on a Dundee side that has managed to keep plodding along, keeping their 3-way dogfight against the Accies and Saints to avoid the drop/play-offs very much alive. Although the abominable stench left behind by one Neil McCann still lingers, current boss Jim McIntyre has achieved a couple of decent results and improved their overall performances. Veterams Darren O’Dea, Paul McGowan and Kenny Misser have mucked in quite well but lately their defence has been very leaky again, conceding 4 goals in recent games to the Hibees and the huns, while their midfield has been sadly lacking in creativity with Martin Woods and Ethan Robson (on loan from Sunderland) both very limited when it comes to incisive forward passing. Striker Andrew Nelson is out injured, opening up a chance for loanee from Aberdeen Scott Wright to slot in alongside Miller should they choose to go with two up front. Davies, Hamilton and Meekings are also ruled out for tomorrow. Despite some promising results in February, the Dark Blues have lost in their last three league outings, albeit against Hibs, Hearts and huns, with a humiliating 3-0 away gubbing against QOS in the cup not doing a lot to bolster their already fragile morale. On paper everything looks pretty straightforward but the Dens men are playing at home and should not be taken lightly.

In our own camp we have the very good news of Benkovic and Calmac ready to travel with the team (maybe Ntcham as well) and their inclusion will greatly strengthen the side. I see that Craig Gordon injured himself in training so I’d have young Ryan Mullen on the bench (the experience will be good for him and after all, he can’t be any worse than Dorus). I remember young Calvin Miller being hastily called back to Parkhead to cut short his loan at Dens after the Ibrox debacle and I was wondering what had happened to him but it turns out that he is now on loan to Ayr Utd till the end of the season. Our midfield looked very flat against Aberdeen last weekend so I’d like to see Lenny try something different. If Benkovic is fit to start the game, why not push big Ajer up into midfield as his ball-carrying abilities would cause the Dees defence no end of problems. Toljan has been disappointing lately and, unlike the previous manager, I think Lenny would have no qualms about substituting or eventually dropping Sinclair if he is posted missing again. Sinky’s form has been patchy this season and while it’s true he has popped up to score some vital goals, his inconsistency is a cause for concern. I’d start with Weah behind the main striker as I think he has great things to offer and give Calmac and Bayo a run-out in the second half. We just need to bombard their shaky defence from the off and they will crumble, just as they did on the last two occasions we met them (I loved that 5-0 at Dens last November btw with the only sour note being that horrific injury to the young Aussie Arzani).

It’s all about taking one game at a time and ignoring speculation as to where players might be going or who our manager is likely to be next season. Until the league is mathematically ours, every game we play, regardless of who it is against, is a must-win situation and our undivided efforts and focus must go into that. Our biggest threat to achieving the result we want tomorrow will no doubt come in the shape of Madhun, Beaton and the other two brotherhood members taking part. Fuck them and the white horse they rode in on.

Bain

Lustig Boyata Benkovic Tierney

Brown Ajer

Forrest Weah Sinclair

Edouard

Subs: Mullen, Simunovic, Bitton, Hayes, McGregor, Bayo, Burke

Prediction: Dundee 0 Celtic 3 (Edouard, Forrest, Sinclair)

COYBIG

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

It was only a figure of speech Yoker. 😉

For the hard of hearing older posters, if you want to improve your hearing by 20-30% cut the hairs in your ears. WHAT!

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

🙂

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Yoker let me echo Steve’s sentiment regarding your excellent post’s. 😉 Personally young Ajer for me was MOM against the Dandies, so I wouldn’t drop him for Benkovic. I would be looking to begin bringing in Cal-Mac who’s game reading and passes have been absolutely brilliant, perhaps bring him on later in the game. I would like to see Burke go wide with Eddy on from the start and Rin Tin Tim play a bigger part. Its all about opinions mate, speak tomorrow, I hope, so enjoy the game. Weered, my ear hairs wer surgically removed on Friday and the nurse is making the dog a blanket out of them. Charlie Saiz a brain implant is the only thing that could possibly alter the mindset of Seething…

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Enjoy the game Mikey bhoy and let’s see if Killie can scunner the hunners on their own midden today. It would be brilliant if Calmac was in condition to last a whole game but I’ve got a feeling he’ll be broken in gently. Ntcham and Rogic should both be available candidates to face the monkeys at the end of the month as well. Don’t miss Betis v Barça tomorrow night mate.

HH

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago

Apologies for duplication of last comment. Second post has an extra wee bit in it.

SteveNaive
2 years ago

Excellent post Yoker. Gerrard does have the ‘A’ license but required the help of a mentor to get it unlike the vast majority of candidates.
He was also on the verge of the sack from Liverpool U. 18’s before some mugs stepped in. A soft loan cheque book manager if ever there was one.

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago

Cheers Steve. I hope they keep Gerrard on next season. They might well have to because they probably can’t afford to sack him.

charlie
2 years ago

great post yoker so good ye dun t twice

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Hope yer keeping well Charlie. Great game tomorrow night in la liga – Betis v Barcelona. Looking forward to that one.

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

am keepin grand ile be watching that masel yoker its oan itv4 should be a great game

charlie
2 years ago

if lenny wins us the treble it will be a disgrace if he disnae get the job permanent imo

charlie
2 years ago

a wis listening tae two zombies oan the bus cummin hame fae the pub last night and wanny thm said lenny doing the ten would be thur worse nightmare a said wait till he does eleven you shoulda seen thur wee melons ha ha

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

😉 Melon-cholly!

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

he he hows it hingin mikeybhoy

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

At his age…i’d say limply.

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

ha ha ha ha yool pay fur that monti

charlie
2 years ago

great boxin oan itv4 anaw tonight garcia v spence should be sum fight am gon fur mikey tae win his fifth weight title but spence is a really big welterweight canny wait

charlie
2 years ago

yoker a put up an article aboot a film made aboot patrick o connell the man who saved barca but its in moderation hope it cums up later

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago

Sounds good, ah’ll keep an eye oot for it Charlie.

Mike
2 years ago

Some have cups, but I have blue pills on my shelf,
All the better, to play with myself,
One blue pill is all I have to pop,
Goes straight to my willy, so I cant stop. purrrrffeect. 😉

Cheers Yoker will look out for the Betis v Barca game.

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

oor mikey took hees wee blue pill ..but now hees got an awfy chill …cause his wife put his gas at a peep ..by makin the auld cunt sleep wae the sheep ……………….hows that fur poetry fermer ha ha ha ha ha ha

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Belter yah bassa. 😉

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

he he

Puggy67
2 years ago

Ah Stevie G it’s been a lorra, lorra laughs.

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago

Govan scumbags 1-0 down at HT. This could turn out to be a very happy afternoon. Mon the Killie!

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

😉 Gawn yersell Yoker. Can you get happy pills?

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

The famous purple hearts or dexys from the original mod days were in fact blue in colour but by all accounts made peoplw very happy.

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

by all accounts ma arse

Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Never tried them masel Charlie but they looked like fun in the Quadraphenia film 🙂

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

heard it he he

B Boru
2 years ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Ohhh the bluebells are bloooooooooo……hahaha

Can you overdose on Schadenfreude??

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