Celtic Diary Wednesday August 28: That’s All, Folks

For a variety of reasons, it appears that the business of bringing players in to Celtic during this window is now done.

The Keiran Tierney money , the clamour of the support and the media claiming a crisis has led to inflated prices being asked for players who would not immediately make the first team, which has kind of closed the local avenue.

As for foreign players, they are not guaranteed first team football in a less than glamourous league, and so again, the price would have to be inflated beyond what is considered suitable.

We’ll just have to get on with what we’ve got, which realistically should be enough domestically, and possibly even enough to get us through the Europa group stages, where as second seeds, the draw should be kind.

However, the real pressure will be in January, as the club must build then to avoid a third consecutive Champions League failure.

Thats not to say things can’t  change between now and Monday, but at this stage the word is that the best we can hope for are young players on loan, or players no one else wants, the more foreign sounding the better, who won’t mind reserve football for a while.

Either that or someone will phone Dudu again…

As for players going, Scott Sinclair, the subject of a campaign to get him off the wage bill, has reportedly turned down a move to the United States. thats no surprise, why would he uproot his young family when he’s more or less got until January off and a decent wedge going into his bank every week ?

 

All of this may be linked to the rumours surrounding Dermot Desmond, which concern his long term interest in the club. We hear that there has already been one offer from the United States, and it was rejected. More are expected.

One thing to keep an eye on is the Co-op loan. If that gets paid off, it’s a pretty conclusive sign that he’s out of here…

As for the current board, regardless of whether Desmond stays or not, expect a few changes. Their mentality is rather conservative, and things appear to be growing somewhat stale.

 

The Scotland squad for the games against Russia and Belguim was announced yesterday, and one notable absentee was Leigh Griffiths, as manager Steve Clark reckons he’s not quite ready yet.

Thats a diplomatic way of saying Griffiths would rather cpncentrate on his club career at the moment…which suits me.

Especially with the season defining return game in Stockholm tomorrow.

This will be a test of the managers maturity and game management skills. Can he get his message across to the players effectively, and can they show a level of professionalism to keep the /swedes at bay in front of what will be a hostile crowd ?

They need to score three more goals than Celtic, so perhaps its a good time to practice sidieways football again..and just use the pace of the forwards to try to snatch a goal or two.

Speaking of hostile crowds…the other lot are in action, under the watchful eye of UEFA…

 We Are The Teddy Bears 1690 

 
 
@We1690
 
To all my fellow bears. On Thursday night a section of out support is being closed for singing our songs to protest against the corrupt UEFA I propose the whole stadium sing The Billy Boys for all the UEFA c**ts to hear. They won’t silence us. WATP 
Absolutely…go for it…who are they to tell you guys what to sing….?

Celtic’s next domestic game is at Ibrox, and the SFA have allocated Bobby Madden the job of marshalling the game..

@Andyfizz69
 
Replying to

Tom Boyd,the ref will be welcomed in his pub,, Media,, ahhhhhhhggggggg. Rangers supporter Madden to referee rangers v celtic game,, Media,, sounds legit. 
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In fact, the whole team of matchday officials are kind of leaning towards Ibrox in their outlook, with fourth official Willie young specifically hired as he has a selective ear when it comes to matchday chanting..
Then again, so do the SFA, as this forgotten extract shows…
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Well, that might explain why it’s only UEFA who don’t like their songbook.
Yesteray, Bury were kicked out of the English League. They have been acccused of financial mismanagement , though it’s probably just a consequence of being linked to others of a similar ilk…
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The English league didn’t mess about..they’re gone.

They should be offered a place in Scotland. Up here no one cares if you’re solvent or not, and it’s entirely possible to “bounce back ” from liquidation…

Roaring Meg

 
@RoaringMeg1872
 
Thoughs and prayers with the Bury and Bolton fans and communities today

 
Keep believing, Rangers did
 

Thats right, no matter what the facts are , just keep believing, and everything will turn out nice again.

Interestingly, not one news outlet mentions the Rangers liquidation when discussing the problems at Bury…despite the Ibrox club apparently surviving their particular episode..you’d think that someone would help the English club out with some advice.
Yesterday, we had this…
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Owen Mullions August 27, 2019 at 4:42 pm · Edit · Reply →

Caption:
‘Take me to your leader’
‘It’s Bojo actually’ 
‘Fuck! Everybody back in the saucer!’ 

today…

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Mike A
2 years ago

If we don’t sign anyone I think the fans will rebel. Sadly they’ve already got our money.

Mike
2 years ago

The Fenian raids: 1866-1871.

Carried out by the Fenian Brotherhood, based in the U.S. of A. They carried out raids on British Army forts, customs post’s and other target’s in Canada. As 700 Irish civil war veteran’s launched an attack on British held Canada.

See who comes over the red blossomed heather,
Their green banners kissing the mountain air,
Head’s erect, eyes to the front, stepping proudly together,
Sure freedom sits throne’d on each proud spirit there,
Down the hill twining,
There blessed steel shining,
From mountain and valley,
The liberty’s rally,
Out and make way for the bold Fenian men. by, Michael Scanlon.

Anthony Martin
2 years ago

If true, then Lawwell and Co are really taking the piss. I have supported the Bhoys all my life and I know they prey on this loyalty. Howeve, I am not alone in saying that I will not go for sheer blind loyalty.

WhitstheCEOdainTom
2 years ago

Mike, Fans response to no signings? Simple do not attend
League/Scottish Cup games.
Celtic do not need the modest income from these second rate
Competitions.
in particular the League Cup since winning it doesn’t get access to Europe and when some are complaining of too many games
Celtic should withdraw from it or field a team of enthusiastic
youngsters to test their progress.

Damian GALLAGHER
2 years ago

Caption

First it was side letters now …..

Bognorbhoy
2 years ago

Caption

The gaping hole in Celtics defence becomes more apparent…

Honest hoops
2 years ago

Caption; deflection tactics are revealed in which to aid the fans to sing whatever they want before the next ipox game…

Puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: The Frank McAvennie make up your own hole joke Stadium

Shiltrum
2 years ago

Caption : Lenny to training staff. F***sake guys I know I said make sure the players let them know we are there BUT….

The Cha
2 years ago

Meling, Taylor?

If the latter is now £3m when we could have got him for £1m weeks ago then that’s down to us.

We are deficient at LB so if no one else is coming, then we should pay that.

To improve the team or sit in the biscuit tin should not even be a question.

The Cha
2 years ago

Ah, that’s the 3 new players that Lennon said would be on the plane to Stockholm.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Patty Hearst, Damien Hirst or just a hearse for our transfer dreams.

Jinkylarrson
2 years ago

Lawwell out.Back the team.Back Tom Boyd.

SteveNaive
2 years ago

Fourth Official is Willie Collum, whom I believe’just wants a quiet game’ !

sfa unfit for purpose
2 years ago

The SFA ‘s mandate to sweep bad news at ibrix under the carpet reults in a sinkhole at the hummel training corps

Luke Warmwater
2 years ago

Return of the hole-y goalie

Morto
2 years ago

Caption: The pitch at the Hummel Training Centre (haha) looking a bit worse for wear after all the diving practice.

Delbhoy
2 years ago

Ralph why do you always defend the board , looks like we have no players because of the press the other teams brexit , I’m sorry but to quote Monty pish! If we don’t have any players it’s because they won’t pay the fucking money and haggle over every penny when they are in negotiations. We have no more players because the board are lying bastards who want to scrape by on the cheap every season. I sometimes think them winning the league would be the only thing to wake us up

bgbhoy
2 years ago

signing a loan player who cant get in the stoke team

this is a trolling of the fans like never before

Iancelt67
2 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Looked at stoke city Facebook page most are saying he was good and never got a decent run in the team. Usual talk about pub league etc. I fancy wed take 6 off of stoke

TicToc
2 years ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Ah huvnae a clue why ma short comments dinnae make it!
But then again……..

Mike
2 years ago

Celtic have signed Moritz Bauer on a season long deal with an option to buy, at 27 the Stoke right back is an Austrian internationalist, but has fallen out of favour.
It was reported that he like Christian Jullien he was on Brendan Rodgers list to replace Mika Lustig. He is an attacking right back and was also a previous target for Wolve’s.

bgbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

if he is a congerton target then what is the point of this Hammond?

why is lennon happy to sign previous manager targets?

what the hell is actually going on?

has lennon lost it?

something is far wrong

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

There’s nothing new wrong, its just the same old same old Lawwell pish. Brendan never followed through with his signing but the papers did say that he was one of his targets, as was Christian Jullien. He does seem to have some history but not having seen him I have no idea if he fits the bill. You just have to think that Lawwell is shuffling through some of Congetons old files. But that is also Hammond’s area, he too must have been aware of him. You and I both know that Lenny will not object to Lawwell for that was the reason he got the managers job in the first place. Its gut wrenching and soul destroying, but it is what it is. Do we want better players coming in, of course we do and neither do I understand the penny pinching. I never heard of ElHamed either, but I would rather have two right backs and none would be as mince as Gamboa. A left back is also needed and PDQ.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

But what I will say is this: The last time that we played in Govan, it was apparent to everyone that Kent rag-dolled Lustig
He couldn’t cope with him and Gamboa hardly played for a reason. El-Hamed looks to be better motivated and quicker than Lustig. Lustig was a terrific player but injury had an affect on his mobility. So for me things are marginally better. Lets get another left back, how I wish it was Melling but my money is still on Taylor.

bgbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

right back has been an issue for years

sell Tierney for 25 million and the club offer us a loan signing of a guy that cant get into the team of one of the worst defences in the English second tier

lennon says at the weekend we ahould have 2 quality signings on the plane to Sweden with an eye on sunday, and we get a loan signing from stoke on the wednesday

bgbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

with what looks like a Rodgers reject to follow on loan

bgbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

** after the plane has left too

bgbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

west brom paid 15million for burke

make of that what you will

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

McBurnie’s a £20m player.

The Celtic Star perfectly summed up how ‘whelmed I am with this year’s Gamboa:

CELTIC ‘SWOOP’ FOR OUT OF FAVOUR DEFENDER THAT THEY WERE LINKED WITH A YEAR AGO

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Auld Lizzie must be heartbroken her paedophile son and his mate will be knocked off the front pages. 😉

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

FFS Again. 🙁

R.St.Parsley
2 years ago

Didn’t know what time it was
But the lights were low-oh-oh
I tuned to Sportsound on my radio-oh-oh
Some EBT cheats there were bigging up Sevco.

A loud voice shouted:
“The league is as good as won
Ah read it in the Record and the Sun”
Hey, that ain’t no pundit, that’s some crazy toxic Hun!

There’s a madman standing at my side
He’s shouting:”We’re stull Raynjurz
And we’re gaun’ fur 55″
There’s a madman standing at my side
I told him they would blow it
That his rancid club had died
I told him:”Are the Peepul too sick?
Are the Peepul too thick?
Are all the Peepul stupid?”

“King had to con someone so he picked on you-oo-oo
Thick as a plank with a miniscule IQ
Check in your wallet, has he left some cash for you?”

“Look on the pitch man, can’t you see they’re shi-i-ite
You still think Stevie is the man to put things right?
Don’t pass the madhouse or they’ll have you locked up on sight!”

There’s a madman…

R.St.Parsley
2 years ago

Caption:
At the Hun-hell training centre preparations are underway for the emergence of the next ‘Rangers’ zombie.

Mark67!
2 years ago

Caption – No worry, Stevie G, the board are assured the fracking company have paid and will fill in the Murray Park pitch as soon as Morelos is found. HH!

Steve Naive
2 years ago

Rosenborg out of CL so three scenarios
They want him to stay.
He doesn’t want to go
Celtic won’t pay the asking price.
or em… none of the above!

Monti
2 years ago

Welcome to Paradise Moritz Bauer…..at least he is a right back.
Meling next please!

Mike
2 years ago

The Green Brigade banner said “Don’t fall asleep at the wheel” well the car is in the layby as Peter stirs from his drunken sleep. The engine is still running, the key’s are in the ignition, but the light’s are switched off. Remember when he went on his holiday’s when Brendan wanted to bring in new players, it turns out that he volunteered at the McCarie centre for the homeless. It would be wrong of to point out that Ralphy said “That’s it no more new signings” so I wont. Loans are the way forward for us sometimes, the try before you buy is a solution to the Derk’s and Marvin’s. We wish Moritz well.
Looking at the Huns (shuts eyes and pinch’s nose to keep the smell down) well they are big and strong and ugly. The Gimp Arfield and squinty Apple-Jack not to mention the four in one ugly sister Morelos, two games in three days FFS they will be blowing out their arses long before full time, contain them, then obliterate them and send them home to stink somewhere else..

paddybhoy67
2 years ago

I think we should sign the four of them

2 years ago

Has the £444,000 been paid yet???

TicToc
2 years ago

Serious comment which is off-topic of Celtic but based for the benefit of Celtic hearts, has gone missing.
Find it and post it please, just done a few moments ago.

Cartvale88
2 years ago

Caption

celtic scout spotted looking for a loanee

Absolute garbage regarding strengthening the team. Anyone on this site trying to justify the unjustifiable should bleep off.

Three players badly needed, but as usual they will borrow borrow borrow mediocrity.

You could not make this up, maybe Liewell thinks we are the zombies in disguise, he better hope the next two fixtures go well.

As for DD he is a plastic Celic supporter

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Is he though? He invested millions to securing our survival with the bunnet. If not for DD and the Bunnet – I shudder to think

TicToc
2 years ago

To all of you: Please check the BBC comments page (mis-named Ceefax) about the right-wing scum’s next move, and prepare accordingly.
THIS MUST BE STOPPED IN ITS TRACKS.
But, given a revolt, we may just end up with a true Democracy in the UK, something entirely new in global politics.
#All animals are equal…….#

TicToc
2 years ago

It seems the time for acquiescence (or even the status quo) is over as it is attacked by right-wing scum. The BBC, in line with its job of taking money from the people to con the people, is complicit in this. THIS MAY WELL BE WAR.
Parliament will be suspended in a blatant attempt to force through a damaging event in British political history, a NO-DEAL BREXIT.
This will be (un)just; the beginning.
WE NEED TO BE READY.
Tell EVERY decent person you know that this, if allowed, is the thin end of the wedge which will see you become one of those no-choice fuckers from futuristic TV which are controlled for the benefit of the ‘Elite’.
It, in my view, is necessary to retaliate first here.
There’ll be NO second chances.
Stop the right-wing scum NOW. Spread the word, “THIS IS NOT FUCKING ON”
Peter Lawwell, Dermot Desmond and the pope will be really happy to move into a totalitarian, capitalist state. THAT should worry you.
FC not PLC
Democracy not Totalitarianism.
HH

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

✔️

Bgbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

🙂 @CS

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

Democracy was not served in that referendum. All sorts of black arts involved. Donations received by the leave organisations never accounted for and investigations curtailed.

sfa unfit for purpose
2 years ago

this ^

BroxburnBhoy
2 years ago

A conspiracy!! Wasn’t there a vote where the majority voted ( like turkeys for Christmas style ) to leave the EU? Seems like no conspiracy.

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

The Pope ??

sfa unfit for purpose
2 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

Democracy must also include being honest with the electorate. Truth, it seams , is now portrayed as (dread to say it) fake news.

sfa unfit for purpose
2 years ago

seems :-}

Cole Burns
2 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

The Pope, by the way, wishes to remain. You could say that he is a Remain Catholic.

TicToc
2 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

CS, you maybe want to watch “Brexit: An Uncivil War” if you think Democracy was served. It wasn’t, it was hijacked. I think this is at least part of what Henke was alluding to.

Great result tonight and ultimately comfortable but if their effort in the 3rd minute hitting the post had gone in I fear it could all have been very different. But, for now we’ve achieved some ‘respectability’ after Cluj and THAT is heartening. I just hope TF that big Kris and Eddie are not out for long. The new huns are certainly better but still there for the taking on Sunday. I fancy us to get a result, especially if Kris and Eddie are available but probably even without them.
COYBIG
FC not PLC
HH

TicToc
2 years ago
Reply to  TicToc

CS, my post above was in part a response to your comment of 7.38 PM last night. You’re spot on about Bankers and others avoiding any penalty. They were all at fault, with the help of the Financial Services Authority who should’ve been jailed to a man, along with the main perpetrators.

sfa unfit for purpose
2 years ago

Well who would have thought that the mighty Celtic would have a loanee defender in before the end of the window.
4 or 5 days of the window left.

We are ticking all the usual boxes here.
Sell a top player..tick
Bring in at least 1 loanee tick
Don’t strengthen until you are out of the champions league tick
Freeze out a top earner tick
Miss out on your ‘top’ targets …….TBC

alan
2 years ago

Quality material, Charlie…

highseastim
2 years ago

Freeze out a tip earner, that wouldn’t be the same player that 90% of the Celtic support didn’t want ear the first team last season??

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  highseastim

Where did you pull the 90% from dim?

sfa unfit for purpose
2 years ago
Reply to  highseastim

50 + appearances last season , 17 goals , 6 assists. Caused us no known problems , and I think a great ambassador for the club.
Avery healthy contribution.

highseastim
2 years ago

I agree, but wasn’t the opinion of the vast majority of internet band who parade as Celtic fans.

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  highseastim

Listen to the clown who couldn’t hide his hatred for James Forrest and French Eddy. Parade as Celtic fans? You don’t do irony do you?

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago

Hahaha!

Monti
2 years ago

Chested? 🙂

highseastim
2 years ago

Get back to your homework.

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  highseastim

Devastating retort bellend.

charlie
2 years ago

yon wee zombie racists have been charged by uefa for thur carry on at the first legia game SWWWWWEEEETTTTT

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

thul be chewin thur crayons wae anger scrawling thur statement ha ha ha ha aint life grand

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Told you. hehehehehe!

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

They’ll be spewin their rage everywhere. Can’t wait to see what they do when they find out Phil Macgiollabhain is the official UEFA observer.

charlie
2 years ago

it wulnae be pretty ha ha

Monti
2 years ago

Erm, i think we are way ahead of them in the UEFA fines category.
Nice to see them getting hit but we should quietly nod in approval rather than say anything.

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Generally bhoyish nonsense from our lot. Dark, vile racism from that mob. Remember, their previous incarnation won a European trophy then rioted and were banned. The Manchester riot should have had them and their spawn banned for eternity.

charlie
2 years ago

hail hail henke …..when did you start being quiet monti he he

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  charlie

Charlie,
I am quiet 🙂

charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

aye when yer sleepin

Monti
2 years ago

Henke,
Any more of that pish & i’ll get bgbhoy to give you a shoeing….again. 🙂

Bgbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

🙂

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Pish!

Funkyy
2 years ago

The ragers are hummin’.

BJF
2 years ago

So we have Ralston, Bauer and El Hamed for right back, I don’t think Ralston is getting a fair deal, do they want him in the squad, should he go out on loan again? We do need a left back, not much time left. However despite that I am feeling up for tomorrow night, we are in pole position. Talking of Poles Legia played us, maybe Murrayfield, tend to get in and about opponents and apparently better away from home so you have Sunday might not be difficult despite us having to travel to and from Sweden.

sfa unfit for purpose
2 years ago

Dunno if its a glitch but Ladbrokes site has suspended all bets on celtic game tomorrow night.
Anybody able to check other outlets ?

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding
2 years ago

Caption

The big fat Jobby Derek Johnstone took a dive in the previous nights “legends game”.

Monti
2 years ago

Did you do the attic conversion?

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I’m not from Edinburgh, thank fk!
Work there though.

Incredible the amount of steers, greasers & faggots there.

The Cha
2 years ago

Auld Lizzie must be heartbroken her paedophile son and his mate will be knocked off the front pages.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

You not loyal to your majesty, CS?

BJF
2 years ago

So Second has Rangers have publicly admitted their fans are sectarianism both in a club statement and in deciding not to apply for tickets for their next away European tie, they just don’t trust the Rangers fans, this what it feels like to be Celtic!

BJF
2 years ago

“Second Rangers.”

2 years ago

sevco re-enactment FC.

2 years ago

I`m the Fenian infiltrator. 🙂

We are the Permeated.

Monti
2 years ago

CS,
Just out of sheer uninterest, what did you do at the Reebok, and have you contributed to their downfall with the size of your invoice? 🙂

Iancelt67
2 years ago

Feel like killing someone

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago

Omrani?? I watched him twice against Slavia and he was dire. Cheated like fck in both games against us. No thanks.

Monti
2 years ago

Nurse^

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Nurse what. He was shite.

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