Celtic Diary Tuesday March 19: Talking Points

It’s international break time again.

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Fortunately, Celtic’s late show at Dens Park, featuring a 96th minute winner against a resilient Dundee has given everyone plenty to talk about.

Celtic now go into the break ten points clear with eight games remaining, two of which will be against a demoralised and unhappy “rangers “, whose support are just about beginning to realise that they may have to wait a while yet for their first title. Or even major trophy.

A couple of head knocks and several substitutions meant that the game would be extended by six minutes, which is apparently unheard of in Scottish football.

Except on the other occasions it has happened.

Jim McIntyre, the dundee coach can be forgiven for his rant, as he was clearly upset at his side not holding out for a point.

We never seem to get six minutes added on when we are looking for it. I found it strange to say the least,” 

“It was a real surprise. 

Oops…

By the way, I’m quite sure Dundee were allowed to participate in those final six minutes on Sunday, to maybe snatch a win, but hey-ho.

they were unhappy on the other side of the river as well.

oops..

Clearly relieved at the late winner, Neil Lennon displayed a turn of speed reminsicent of his playing days..sort of..by racing towards the Celtic support.

He was happy, the support were happy, and it was a joyous moment of shared celebration. The club is heading towards a place in history, and the win on Sunday was not only a part of it, but the determination and endeavour in the win was indicative of what has taken us this far.

But some peepil weren’t happy.

One journalist, Tom English, the Irishman who writes for the Scotsman,  claimed Lennons celebration was over the top, which it may have been in his eyes.

Frankly, who gives a toss what English thinks ?

But it does allude to something a lot of us are maybe missing.

Neil Lennon answered the hunting horn when there was trouble and confusion at the ranch.

Celtic were on course for a treble and had started the second half of the season strongly. He had everything to lose.

If he tinkers with the way the team plays, even slightly and it goes pear shaped, then his career is over.

Thats a hell of a risk.

Even now, many don’t think he’s the long term solution, although they appreciate that he’s come here at a moments notice to help steady the ship.

He won’t walk out on us when we’re in trouble. He certainly won’t take any shit from anyone, and he won;t take any notice of the inevitable shit storm that sooner or later the media will throw at him.

While other clubs struggle to get a manager from the same country to run their teams, let alone someone with the club crest tattooed an their hearts, we’ve got someone who will always act in the best interests of the club, and not in the best interests of his bank account.

Thats rare these days. And we should cherish it.

Sure , he’ll make mistakes. Sure, he’ll get his tactics wrong, and more than likely sooner or later he’ll be on the end of an Etims Knob of the Week award.

But, and its a big but, he’s our man, and there are very few clubs and supporters who can say that.

So, is it any wonder he allowed himself a wee cheer at the end of the game ?

 

Another issue from Dens was the removal of a tricolour from the stand by an overenthusiastic steward.

This flag..

Why the Irish tricolour was removed from a Scots football ground on St Patrick's Day

On the same day in New york, Boston, Tokyo , Chicago, Birmingham, in fact everywhere else there were tricolours aplenty in an international celebration of Irishness, a state of mind rather than a nationality, i would argue.

In Scotland, though, it was hauled down by a steward, causing its owner to leap over the hoarding and attempt to retrieve his flag.

Which, in the end, saw him assaulted by a steward and ejected from the ground, in full of of the police.

Later, Dundee said it was because it was covering an advertisement, an excuse clearly thought of with hindsight because the steward certainly never mentioned it at the time.

And thats what they do in Dundee on matchdays.

Oops.

 

Elsehwere, and the BBC hit back at the peepil last night via the medium of comedy, which of course was always going to fly high enough above their heads to endanger the seagull population.

Alan Partridge, a fictional tv personality played by Steve Coogan has a parody current affairs light entertainment show on prime time television. The charcter has been developed over a number of years into a bumbling and awkward fellow, lacking in tact but abundant in middle age certainty.

In last nights episode, a lookalike Irish farmer was invited to meet Alan, despite confessing to have only recently heard of him, setting the scene for an unconfortable chat between the two, which turned into hilarity as the doppelganger performed a couple of Irish folk tunes which are often heard on supporters buses heading in the general direction of Celtic Park.

Come Out Ye Black and Tans and the Men Behind the Wire got the airing that Rod Stewart and Grace could only dream of, and of course, the peepil were raging..

That’s actually Martin Brennan, the doppelganger…a fantastic creation designed purely to mock the central character he resembles.

But they don’t understand that.

 

Another nemesis of theirs, Claire Whyte, the compliance officer at the SFA, has met her nemesis, it seems..

I have no love for anyone at the SFA, but i do think we should all email Claire to tell her we support her in whatever she does.

After all, men who pester women should be condemned. Especially if they make a habit of it.

 

The Green brigade get a lot of stick from several quarters, but dammit if they ain’t doing what they do best again soon..

 

On sunday, we gave you this to ponder..

Alzyerpal March 17, 2019 at 10:10 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption : “Waiter!? One of these kebabs is undercooked” 

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D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago

Calls for the police to do their jobs properly,zero tolerance shown to thugs and bigots,rather than the alternative of Strict Liability have led to the default response of Target The Tims.

https://sentinelcelts.com/2019/03/19/fly-that-flag-high/#comment-10357

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

RALPH,

Thanks,means a lot. Our readers and posters are obviously guys who read and post here there and everywhere-they’re not fussy,and neither are we!

HH

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

Ralph,
We could swap TicToc for one of theirs?

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago

CAPTION

Where’s my Holy Water?

Bognorbhoy
2 years ago

Caption

Wish i had the bottle tae dae that

Brian (not the messiah)
2 years ago

Caption: new st Patrick’s day cross

Gash67
2 years ago

Danny Mcgrain had to find a new career once Brendan left the building

Martin67
2 years ago

Caption: in the name of the father, the sun and the holy spirit

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago

Caption……..

Tic Tocs balanced diet.

Iancelt67
2 years ago

Caption.
Gordon durie gets into the swing at some light hearted entertainment after agreeing a comeback with the mighty rangers. He is there to mentor youngsters Defoe and Davis he’s looking forward to the 2020 season

Monti
2 years ago

Caption:
TicToc loses it as he discovers the bottle at the bottom has some beer left in it.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Weered,
I am consistent at least……

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Weered,
I know…..

Bognorbhoy
2 years ago

Caption too.

As a passenger ( who can it be now?) passes time waiting for the tarrier carrier to celtic park he thinks ,must remember to bring a brush and some white paint to finish this bench.

BroxburnBhoy
2 years ago

Removal of the Irish flag is no surprise and the sneaky way it was done was par for the course too. The guy getting his flag back and then being ejected illustrates Scottish society today. I was at Boston St Patrick’s Day parade in Southie. Proud Irishmen and women the proud descendants and friends numbering 1 million people celebrated. A four hour parade with triclours a plenty. Was a beautiful sight and a beautiful day. It also celebrates Evacuation Day – the day American Rebels chased the British from Boston. In Scotland they rip the flag down and tell us it’s hiding advertising. Right!

BroxburnBhoy
2 years ago

Thanks mate much more enlightening

charlie
2 years ago

if lenny gets knob ae the week we all get knob ae the week we are all Neil Lennon

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

apart fae that good article ralph

Mike
2 years ago

Here there everywhere: Written by Neil Lennon and Mick Mcartney.

He’s going here there and everywhere,
Please don’t go,
Touted by all, kicking all but the ball,
Please don’t go,
He’s going here there, everywhere,
Please don’t go Alfredo… we love you!

Paddybhoy67
2 years ago

Tom English is a souper.

Mike
2 years ago

Putting the brakes on the Celtic, “Giddy up”, down to the Garngad.

Faithful through and through,
The banners shone in the golden sun,
Play the game and cherish the name,
Our history in green,
Of our glorious Celtic team.
The Celtic brake clubs, The Faith of our fathers….

George Lazenbhoy
2 years ago

Pensionerbhoy enjoys his nightly tipple and prayers before bed at 4:30PM

Cartvale
2 years ago

Caption
Better get a move on got to give my vote on the Morellos/Broadfoot incident.

Notice the hoarders are. Wingin at bias, stupid stupid huns

SteveNaive
2 years ago

Caption,

Tom English demonstrates the latest dance from Fortnite…(ask the kids).
Anyone think that NL will get funds to strengthen for the Champions League ? I distinctly remember his interview directly after beating Barcelona where he alluded strongly to this.We know he needs to but in doing so will possibly weaken his hand for the job. Should it be a new manager, and they surely know, when will he be able to strengthen for the CL ?

Puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: Peter Mullan gets the script for the Ozark ‘tea’s oot’ episode.

Holysmokes
2 years ago

Caption:
What do you mean ‘weird’?
What do YOU do when you’re waiting at a bus stop?

2 years ago

Caption:

“Finally getting the bottle to pray in public.”

H H

Mike
2 years ago

From the Gorbals to Lisbon, the Celtic brake clubs giddy-up to the Garngad.
Can there be a better way to travel,
Letting your fears slowly unravel,
The pungent air wet with soot,
As a happy excitement takes root.

The banner flutter in the afternoon sun,
As the carriage wheels finally find some traction,
O’Malley’s banner, silky soft,
Held firmly with pride aloft.

2 years ago

Caption,The Hibees pie and bottle shop.

2 years ago

Caption,The Hibees pie and bottle shop.,

2 years ago

Notions:

Alex McLeish is an always National disgrace.
(Pommy Championship`s League poofters.)

That dunder hied`ll play them before those that turned up.
Doin` a cardigan.

I’ve Shaggers e-mail address.Who wants it?

FFS,we`ve become franchised fenians `cause of they cunts.

Caption:
Sparse musical accompaniment…going up.

sevco metro haberdashery outfitters FC.

Mike
2 years ago

Gary (Glitter) Dicker the Kilmarnock player, was scathing in his criticism of the officials at their recent game at Govan. He, Morelos punch’s Broadfoot at half time. Then Goldson sythes down Liam Miller going through on goal. I asked all four officials what they thought of both incidents, they said that they did not see them. The Morelos incident, one official said that he was down the tunnel. While players were still coming off the pitch. Goldson’s tackle was a red card on every pitch in the world, he gets a yellow. Beyond a shadow of a doubt the SFA and their official are making the rules up to suit themselves. When the governing body do that, they leave themselves wide open to all sorts of allegations. Throughout the history of Scottish football they have shown themselves to be morally bankrupt. The Celtic board are exactly the same, their silence on every contentious issue speaks volumes. I read the article on the O.O. marches and the body sticking up for them to be banned outside Catholic church’s, the near 200 comments made for desperate reading, KTF is hard to do, when you are reviled by morons, there are a huge amount of morons…

Devoy45
2 years ago

2018-2019.
Consider
Dembele left.
Key injuries throughout the year.
Our invincible and trebles manager left suddenly.
Giffiths,a potential 40 goal man, left.
Rogic out for 3 months.
To win a treble and 8 in a row would be one helluva achievement.
Key injuries to our defence.
Praying our bhoys return safely from internatinals.
Note:John Devoy 1842-1928 was an auld Fenian of great bravery. He was from Naas, County Kildare, and there is a monument to him there. Look it up if you go over there.

Bobby Murdoch’s Crumpled Up Chip Wrapper
2 years ago

Caption

In ra name of ra fathurrr
And of the shunnnn
And of the holy sshhhpirits
Amen
Hic!

Honest hoops
2 years ago

Caption;……God Bless you all…hic!!

Una
2 years ago

Barclays offer more money to the womens football league winners than ladbrokes do for the spl what a shocker

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Una

Una,
Udder disgrace that!

charlie
2 years ago
charlie
2 years ago
charlie
2 years ago
Yoker Bhoy
2 years ago

International weeks can be a real drag. As a wee boy back in the 70s and 80s Scotland games used to mean something to me but not anymore. Just hope naebody gets injured the morra. To keep ye gaun, here’s a nice wee slice of culture and adventure fae ma neck o the woods. Enjoy!

Mike
2 years ago

Its certainly not easy working full time, looking after families and their concerns, then having to provide entertainment for all of us, so, a big thank yous, for all your efforts at E-Tims.
Was thinking about young Kris Ajer what a great player he is and how we won a watch getting him into Celtic. If he has any criticism its that he is too nice, big, brave, athletic, strong and with bags of talent, a great young footballer. But what about the one that got away. Martin Odegaard, when Delia came in, HE was the one touted to join Celtic. This young fella as we all know signed for Real Madrid. HE was the youngest ever player to play in the Norwegian League, the Tippeligaen and the youngest ever goal scorer. Signed by Real, training with the first team under Zi-Zi but playing for their reserve team, the Castillas. The youngest ever player an attacking midfielder for Norway. Morten Gambst Pederson called him the best player that he had ever seen. No pressure there then, he was likened even to Messi, that for me should never be said all that did was to heap more pressure on the young fella, pressure that he didn’t need. So training with the first team but playing for the reserves, how does that work? It didn’t and he naturally rebelled. There is no doubt but that he suffered because of comparisons like that. Although Real watched over him he was loaned out to Heerenveen and then for the past two years at Vitesse, where he frequently stars. Young men have to grow up in so many different ways, mind as well as body. He is extremely talented, after his development he will return to the big stage, watch this space.

Mike
2 years ago

P.S. if you change the diary, I would be grateful if you could C@P the post over to the new one. Merci buckets..

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