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Celtic Diary Wednesday February 5: Michael, Motherwell and Making Things Up

The diary didn’t appear yesterday as I had bits and bobs to attend to, and thankfully it seems the mainstream media took over the basic remit so it wasn’t missed.

 

BBC Radio Scotland took over the job of maligning the Fat controller, James traynor who doggedly defend all matter “rangers “, as he works on his retirement bookabout the dodgy goings on at Ibrox, Sky TV did the bit about making things up for which this site has become reknowned, and Celtic issued a statement defending the club, in what was perhaps the most bizarre event of the day.

 

But first, there’s a big game tonight, as Celtic travel down the motorway to Lanarkshire to face Motherwell, who haven’t been doing too badly of late, installing themselves in third place ready to pounce as the “rangers ” collapse continues ahead of whatever insolvency event is coming down the line.

It looks like both January signings will be in the squad, and although the Record lists Bolingoli Boli, it would be a surprise if he even makes the bench as his evening at rugby Park the other week was cut short when he threw a wobbly and got a taxi home after he wasn’t in the side, as the manager decided to go with Greg Taylor having noticed him at training and asked John Kennedy who he was.

Boli took the huff and this snippet was more or less confirmed when Lennon said publicly that the erratic wing back wasn’t injured, wasn’t in the squad and wasn’t on his christmas card list.

It’s up to him to work his way back,but Lennon likes to feel like he has some sort of input every now and again and it looks like Boli is on the receiving end.

Addto that the change in fortunes brought about by the introduction of the ever dependable Johnny Hayes when things looked a bit ropey against Hamilton,and Boli gets further away from selection even without his tantrums.

 

Mohammed Elyanoussi is back in contention, and he will want to show what he did earlier in the season was no fluke, especially with the revelation that this winters one who got away was some bloke called Atsu, another winger, from Newcastle.

Lennon does like his wingers, if you don;t count Maryan shved, who he claims doesn’t speak English, doesn;t like Glasgow and isn’t fit enough anyway, which,along with similar stories about Vakoun Bayo ,makes one wonder exactly what Brendan rodgers and his crew were up to with their signing policy.

 

Jozo Simunovic is also back on the list, but don’t worry, it’ll be dark by kick off and he’ll probably fall over something and rejoin Nir Biton in the treatment room.

 

Stephen Welsh will probably keep his place after a more than decent debut at the weekend alongside Kris ajer and Chris Julien, and we hear that he’s so keen to make an impression that he’s offered to change his name to chris as well to make things easier for Fraser Forster to keep his concentration.

James Forrest, who seems to benefit from the occasional break in the relentless fixture programme will take one wing back position, with Johnny Hayes on the other side.

That leaves Brown, MacGregor and Christie behind Edoaurd and Griffiths, with the bench no doubt playing its part later in the game.

 

A lot depends on whether or not the Celtic of the first half against St johnstone can merge with the one of the last fifteen minutes against Hamilton and do it for a full game.

With a one hundred per cent start since the break, if this side clicks then the league and cup will be merely a formality, with the excitement coming from a possible good run in Europe.

Now that things are settling down a wee bit, we might just see one of the better teams of the last few seasons…and quite possibly a few memorable moments along the way.

 

As for Motherwell and tonights game, if I were a betting man, the money would be on a seven goal thriller, a real one with goals for each team…

 

Speaking of betting, Hamilton boss Brian Rice came out and confessed he liked a flutter, but there can certainly be an end to tittle tattle that he had a few quid on Leigh Griffiths being sent off on Sunday,and his complaint about the stamp that Griffiths is accused of and “got away ” with is in no way linked.

And anyway, it’s obvious to anyone who looks at it that Griffiths tried to avoid landing on the Hamilton player, as he puts all of his weight onto his other foot.

 

 

Of course, the facts don’t get in the way of the paranoia across the city…

 

 

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All of this is music to the ears of Sky Tv, who love anything that increases tension between Celtic and “rangers 2 supporters, as it means they can plug the only game they are interested in on a week to week basis, using it as part of their build upto the next “Old firm ” game.

They went as far as to show a complete disregard for the truth when they allowed an interview with troubled Ibrox forward Alfredo Morelos to be aired, in spanish , with what could best be described as a loose translation attached.

Those who do speak spanish beyond “Dos Hotdogs , nae sauce ” were quick to point out that morelos didn;t actually accuse Celtic supporters of racism in the interview, which made a mockery of the headlines that were created.

One can only wonder who ,apart from the Fat Controller ,was behind it all, but a couple of since deleted tweets gave us a bit of a clue… note the date..

 

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then he gave his thoughts on the interview…

 

 

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However, one has to question whether or not one is in the right job when your work is called out by the Daily record and The Sun as , well, bollocks…

What Rangers star Alfredo Morelos really said as Sky interview is slammed over translation

The Colombian striker’s rare interview made headlines but it appears the translation broadcast was far from perfect.

Again, the “rare ” interview in itself was a surprise, as the Colombian is notoriously camera shy, and as he is currently having a bit of a problem in his personal life, it all seems a little bit odd that his PR gurus have chosen now to put him in the limelight.

 

In fact, I’d go as far as to say someone , somewhere needed a big squirrel to deflect away from something else, although quite what isn’t clear.

 

Sky News have since removed the interview, and no doubt someone is having his ear bent, his balls chewed and his arse kicked over it.

 

It even had the almost unheard of effect of Celtic releasing a statement condemning the narrative that the support  are all racists again, a view that was almost exclusively that of chairman Iain Bankier…

 

CELTIC Football Club has today asked Sky Sports to conduct an investigation into an interview broadcast yesterday, which accused Celtic supporters of racist behaviour.

Translations provided to Celtic Football Club have shown inconsistencies between the words spoken during the interview broadcast and the subtitles used by Sky Sports.

In particular, and most concerning, while the broadcaster used the following subtitle on screen: “Afterwards it was very frustrating to hear the crowd screaming at me. They were saying offensive and racist words.”

Mr Morelos does not use these words anywhere within the extended interview which has been broadcast across Sky’s platforms.   

Celtic FC has asked Sky Sports to clarify their position on this matter.

Celtic, a club open to all since its inception, abhors racism. Our consistent stance is that wherever racism exists it should be tackled head on. Celtic will always investigate any report of racist behaviour and take appropriate action. This is a standard which all clubs should meet. 

Celtic needs no encouragement to pursue racism, particularly as players and management at the club have suffered abuse persistently over the years. The seriousness of such cases has been confirmed with the prosecution and criminal convictions of some of the perpetrators.

Celtic is proud of the wonderful reputation earned by its supporters over many years in many countries and at home. The club owes it to them to act in a responsible, dignified and professional manner and to treat racism with the seriousness it deserves.

 

The last paragraph is a cracker, which shows they are responding to fan pressure, and we hear that the last line was subject to editing, as it originally said…

The club owes it to them to finally get up off our arses and act in a responsible, dignified and professional manner and to treat racism with the seriousness it deserves. 

 

Better late than never, but let’s see what happens when Sky respond, although no doubt it will be in private.

 

Apart from anything else, how about just ditching the TV company full stop ?

They take our money and give it to English clubs to buy our players with, which in itself was why i dropped them some time ago, and now they are happy to allow a PR man a voice to condemn not only us, but all Scottish fans ?

There’s plenty of streams out there if you look for them.

 

There’s also Radio Scotland, which covers the games live that we could listen to. Fair enough, the commentating team wander off the subject a bot more often than not, but if you ignore them and listen to the background crowd noise you can get a fair idea of whats going on.

 

And Neil McCann, who sees himself as some sort  intellectual analyst, is always good for a laugh.

 

Radio Scotland also has a phone in show of an evening, and given the BBC’s strict rules on impartality, it was a bit of a aurorise the other night to hear Michael Stewart condemning James Traynoe live on air for his involvement in the Morelos interview, which appears to have been one load of shite too many.

 

Stewart has been vilified on social media after the Morelos brake tampering scandal,another story which turned out to be lacking in veracity, and was almost about to take the place of Neil Lennon in the affections of some of those who , er, aren’t that keen on anyone saying anything bad about their club, company or players.

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Whipping up hysteria amongst those who have more than a bit of form for taking matters into their own hands against those they see as the enemy is a serious and dangerous matter, and Stewart called traynor to account for it, causing an awful lot of sudden bowel movement amongst others in the studio.

Presenter Kenny McIntyre was quick to point out, whilst texting his wife to bring him some clean underwear to his work, that the views of Stewart were not the views of the BBC, presumably in case Traynor shouted at him.

 

Apart from the worrying implications that someone with an agenda such as that of Traynor can have so much influence with a national broadcaster, the attempt to defend him was little more than shameful, and Stewart himself deserves an awful lot of praise for standing upto and calling out the sinister machinasations of the Level 5 man, which in all seriousness could get someone hurt.

 

The Record went after him, no doubt at the behest of their portly chum…

 

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Michael Stewart unrepentant over inaccurate claims as he delivers defiant message in Spanish

The BBC were forced to apologise for comments made by the pundit on last night’s Sportsound programme. 

 

Defiant Michael Stewart sent a message in Spanish after the beleagured BBC were forced into an apology for inaccurate comments by the pundit.

The former Hearts and Hibs midfielder inaccurately claimed on Sportsound that the Daily Record had published a story claiming that Alfredo Morelos‘ brakes had been tampered with.

Those claims were published by another newspaper, after we told our readers police were investigating claims by Morelos that the striker had found a man trying to access the underside of his car. This was confirmed by police.

Stewart also went on to criticise Rangers PR chief Jim Traynor on the programme, with presenter Kenny McIntyre forced to issue an apology for the comments.

However the former midfielder remains defiant and took to Twitter with a missive in both English and Spanish.

Michael Stewart@mstewart_23

Impossible to thank everyone who has been in touch today, it’s been incredible the variety of people who’ve been in contact, but I appreciate every word of support and encouragement. I’ll keep saying it as I see it 1/2

Michael Stewart@mstewart_23

Imposible agradecer a todos los que han estado en contacto hoy, ha sido increíble la variedad de personas que han estado en contacto, pero agradezco cada palabra de apoyo y aliento. Seguiré diciéndolo tal como lo veo. 2/2

Stewart wrote: “Impossible to thank everyone who has been in touch today, it’s been incredible the variety of people who’ve been in contact, but I appreciate every word of support 
Er, we can see that.

“I’ll keep saying it as I see it.”

The second message repeated those words in Spanish, in reference to a mistranslated Sky Sports interview with Morelos. 

Er, we can see that as well…

The broadcaster pulled the interview from their website and social media channels after Record Sport pointed out a number of glaring inaccuracies. 

That bit we can’t see.

The Record was not the reason the Sky interview was pulled, it was the general uproar that did it.

 

One has to wonder if Stewart will keep his gig at the BBC.

 

I hope so, it’s refreshing to hear someone else tell it like it is.

 

 

On Monday we had this…

 

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Owen Mullions
Today…
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And I leave you with this, which should strike fear into your heart as we look for another treble and possibly a quadruple….
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Uralius
1 year ago

Your wife knoooooows you’ve been shagging down in Motherwell,
She smells Lanark minge, yes she can tell,
While she’s been carrying your kid
Your dicks been deep and hid,
In some slapper who comes from Motherwell.

Your wife knoooooows you’ve been shagging down in Motherwell,
She smells Lanark minge, yes she can tell,
Well she hired a PI
But the eejit couldn’a spy
On you and the slapper from Motherwell.

Weered
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Uralius… You have obviously experienced the slappers fae motherwell? 🙂

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

In school they said you should always write about things you know…. I’ve never met Morelos or his wife.

Weered
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Uralius 🙂

57cupfinal
1 year ago

Hope the team are ignoring all the shite going on in PR land.
Another big game tonight. Good performance, no injuries and 3 points will do for me HH

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: In a street near Paradise: “Told you the last time – give the boy a quid!”

Ah the endless joy. My goodness the Fanta Menace Stewart is putting the cat in among the pigeons. It’s almost as if he’s played for them and knows what it is all about…all sort of Scottish sports journalism/masonic/good old boy totems getting pished on. In the middle of this is the lad Morelos getting stitched up by his own, which is risible. He should cut his own brakes, put the foot down and GTF out of here.

Stu67
1 year ago

Still no sportsound podcast from Monday or Tuesday online!#huncensorship

Puggy67
1 year ago
Reply to  Stu67

No consolation but if you imagine whistling Faith of Our Fathers during a LOL meeting, it was kinda like that.

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption…
Does it have a sticker that says…
” my other cars a Lamborghini ” ?

Uralius
1 year ago

Caption: This duster hit the pole like a Freight Traynor.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Oh she drives a Dacia Duster does she?

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

As in the duster to dust away the cebwebs?

Weered
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Yes

Mike
1 year ago

Its amazing how all the Main Stream Media are saying that it was them who did the translations and they who contacted Sky to tell them of their inaccurate translations, liars.
And then there was Rafael Scheidt “When Saturday Comes” it didn’t matter that if he had eight legs and three heads, he could never kick or head any size ball. But Bhoy how he could Samba in his slippers, Cha, Cha, Cha, Agogo and shake his caracas. T’aint what you do its the way that you do it, Oh Las Malvinas. COYBIG.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Ralph,
When you said you had “bob’s to attend to “….was he in? 🙂

Patrick O Hara
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Caption
“So I said to the wife that it was an historical fact that woman can’t park cars.”

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

🙂

TonyDtic
1 year ago

Just keep clocking up the 3pts every game and see to the cup games and all the background shite will disappear hopefully around the same time as the Cheatco implode.
HH

Mike
1 year ago

While it was pleasing to see that Celtic at long last issued a statement in response to erm Sky’s translation, to put it mildly they have been deathly quiet on many, many other issues. Celtic as a club has many enemies and we need someone to regularily call them out. Thank you Michael Stewart for your courage, honesty and impartiality. But another real glimmer of hope could be in David Low’s appointment as chair of the Celtic Trust. If David could have a positive, unifying effect on all the various Celtic supporters organisations, then our voices against those who seek to put us down would be louder and stronger. 27 thousand CT. supporters, plus the CSA. plus the Resolutioners could make a lot of noise and make our club stronger and better for it.

desdamoaner
1 year ago

when the wife said she’s dropped the duster I never expected this.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

Caption………

I just wanted to make sure the wife hasn’t had a tracker fitted.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago

Anything similar to that 7 goal thriller we had at Fir Park last August would be brilliant. Motherwell have been slightly off the boil lately and were abysmal against Livingston last weekend, as have many other sides this season on that sheidt pitch. They’ve been a bit toothless up front and have lost their best outball to link defence with attack, i.e. I9 year-old James Scott who was sold to Hull for 1.5 million. They have a terrific CB in Declan Gallagher, however, while Mark Gillespie in goals has also been in fine form. Winger Rolando Aarons (on loan from Newcastle) might get a start. Good news about Elyounoussi and Jozo but I think Lenny will definitely go with a 3-5-2 tonight. My line-up nearly coincides with Ralph’s except for the fact that Hayes is a fitness doubt. Maybe Moi and Jozo will make the bench.
Forster
Welsh Jullien Ajer
Forrest Brown Christie McGregor Taylor
Griffiths Edouard
Subs: Bain, Jozo, Bauer, Ntcham, Rogic, Arzani, Klimala
4-1 tae the Tic (Forrest, Griffiths, Christie, Edouard)
COYBIG

portpower
1 year ago

Got nowhere to run to Traynor,nowhere to hide.

…as in a dying Establishment.
sevco embers of humility FC.

Man in Denial
1 year ago

caption

OMG they’ve murdered Alfredo

Man in Denial
1 year ago

caption

Spanish Police:

lamentablemente todos dentro del auto están muertos

Which Sky TV translates as:

happy days ! no-one was injured at all

Monti
1 year ago

Caption: – ( car stereo )…”welcome to todays show, i’m Jeremy Kyle, on todays show, my brother slept with his daughter”

TicToc
1 year ago

Mike/Jimmybee, I responded on the previous thread re “a Celtic voice”. It’s self-explanatory. Who knows when or if it or this will appear. 🙁
I’m having all sorts of problems with eTims and it makes it impossible to ‘converse’.
FC not PLC
HH

TicToc
1 year ago

Of course, every game is only worth 3 points but the psychological value tonight is, in my mind, huge. We must give it our full attention and if we do that we take 3 points. If things south of the river go tits up for the new huns, they’ll implode and it really will be “bye, bye, Rangers” and Sevco too. We’ve got one trophy so far this year and if we only take one more, the League Title, then that’ll do for me. We can’t get the 10 without first getting the 9.
FC not PLC
HH

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Caption
The Spfl and SFA devise a plan to move forward

See they have now devised another plan to punish Celtic as the Compliance Officer failed in her duty, you could not make it up

jimmybee
1 year ago

I would like to see Big Tom playing tonight from the start.
I think we miss his vision and skills in the final 3rd.
3 5 2
Forster
Jozo Jullien Ajer
Forrest Brown Rogic McGregor Taylor
Edouard Griff.

BJF
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Thought Rogic’s pass was perfect for Odsonne’s goal, think he must, at last, be getting back to his past. I guess we will drop points some time, that is probably inevitable, but not yet until the media ( Second Rangers) crash in flames. To paraphrase John Cleese “it’s the hope they can’t live with.”

Whitearra
1 year ago

Caption : ‘Aw comoan boys. Nae need for violence. Keep the dope. Keep the dope and I nivver seen a thing…..’

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago

Absolutely scintillating going forwards at times, especially in the second half with the Edouard-Griffiths double act becoming more exciting to watch by the week. If we can just cut out those sloppy lapses of concentration at the back I reckon we can make a real fist of the Europa League this season. Calmac’s volley has to be a contender for goal of the season. MOTM: Awesome Odsonne – who else? Mind the gap you sevco scumbags.
HH

BJF
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Awesome

1 year ago

Forrest was pivotal in the end after being anonymous from tracking back great touches and excellent psss to McGregor who’s finish was excellent. Eduard something else what a free kick. Can’t see this juggernaut slowing down

TicToc
1 year ago

What a game of football, what a performance by our Bhoys. The constant knockers of Scottish football want to have a word wi’ themselves. Some outstanding performances, none better than CalMac and a decent M’well team contributing much to the whole of it. A less ‘industrial’ M’well I may add.
We’ve really responded to some old derby game last year and now, as always, it’s ALL about the Celtic, “that team we all adore.”
FC not PLC
HH

BroxburnBhoy
1 year ago

A handy win at a team in form. Great stuff from Celtic. Adding nicely to the goal difference and another 3 points in the bag. Loving it. What a difference a break makes

Cortes
1 year ago

Caption: Top Gear Special: Reginald Molehusband – The Early Years”

Weered
1 year ago

Another good win tonight with too many missed chances to register a cricket score 🙂
Ho hum… Next…
Griff appears to be well recovered from whatever caused his long absence 🙂 Hail Hail.

Where does Edouards talent end?

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Wi tha ba’ in the backae the net, of course! 🙂
FC not PLC
HH

Weered
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

TicToc.. He has the deftest touch on the ball… Mercurial and his value rises as the clock ticks

Allez Edouard

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Hear! Hear! Weered and Hail! Hail!
🙂
BTW, Lawwell’s only acting (against SKY) as he’s sussed how much he’s hated and is after ‘brownie’ points.
The right points for a piece of shit I suppose. 🙂
GHTF!
FC not PLC

Weered
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

TicToc… Deflection for the faithful…

charlie
1 year ago

uknow how taxi drivers solve every problem well a got a wummin taxi driver oan ma wae hame the night she said see iff a wis gon wae a rich guy and a thought he wis fookin me aboot ide get a gumshoe oan um so ide know wer he wis awe the time in case he caught me gettin ma revenge aint wummin good at who dunnits and when and wers he he

charlie
1 year ago

caption the wee burd wae the hoodie hiding hur messed up hairdoo saiz never mind how i gotit in ther get it oot quick am missin ma appointment at the hairdressers ha ha aint sum wumin got thur priorities right

charlie
1 year ago

celtic wur dynamite tonight but griff wis nitro the wee mans back ….aint celtic grand

Monti
1 year ago

Outstanding Celtic!

charlie
1 year ago

the runtae the hagi litter swings a boot at a baw and the zombies think hees like lubo ha ha ha ha aint sevconiens as dumb a dumb could be

charlie
1 year ago
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jimmybee
1 year ago

I only seen the first half as I’m on nights and by all accounts second half was vintage Celtic. First half was scrappy with passes not finding their target and Jozo and Ajer having some terrible moments.
Jamesy playing as a wing back didn’t look comfortable and big gaps appeared down his flank.
So I’m assuming it was all sorted at half time interval.
It didnt look good and we could find ourselves in bother against quality opposition if that defending isn’t sorted. But it looks like the bhoys found their rhythm 2cd half and could have scored lots more. Well done the bhoys. Got to say it was a deliberate stamp on Broony and nothing like Griffs on the Hamilton player.

highseastim
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Excellent second half, a few dodgy moments first half, but let’s face it Motherwell we’re right in our faces from the word go. Another clean sheet although the distribution from our back three was poor at times. Brown strolled it as the defensive midfielder and McGregor was simply outstanding and my MOTM!! The Griff and French Eddy have struck up a great partnership.
My only downside from last night was the continued poor form of James Forrest, I don’t know if this system doesn’t suit him or what, but he continually cuts inside, was standing off tackles and in the first half I lost count of the Motherwell attacks that started with him losing possession. On a positive note, he did supply the cross for the third goal. A great 9 points from the last 3 away games with 11 goals to boot!!

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  highseastim

Twat^

James Forrest is pivotal to this Celtic side.
Ask the manager if you don’t believe me.

Look at his statistics & trophies won.

You are a clown.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

The hate is strong in that one. He could score 6 goals, save 4 off the line, assist in every goal we score in every game we play whilst singing the Soldiers Song and burning the butchers apron and he would still hate him.
He posts ‘in Lennon we trust”,heres a tip Highteasoot, truly trust your manager because he truly trusts James Forrest.

Weered
1 year ago

Spartacus is dead but his movie lives on 🙂

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

” I’m Spartucus ” 🙂

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

No mention of the stamp on Scott Brown by the meeja?
Oh dear lol lol

Stupid, stupid huns.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Good to see Griffiths looking like his old self again, he chased back & won the ball back to set up the first goal.
He’s not there yet but like Ron Jeremy at a Hugh Hefner barbecue…..it’s coming.

Keep it up Leigh!

Uralius
1 year ago

Great to see Griff getting back to his pre-Brendrat days. Wee Mac was outstanding and Taylor is growing in confidence, but not stature . James Forrest has certainly done his part in creating good left backs in Scotland. 🙂

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Uralius,
I’m not convinced at all about Greg Taylor…..yet.
Maybe it’s because anyone playing there will be judged against Tierney?
Taylor needs a run of games to see if he is up to it, i’m not sure tho.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,
I see where you are coming from. I’m seeing him become more confident and I see his positioning improving in the wing-back role minute after minute that he plays. His attacking play is good and his timing of the tabckle is great. It remains to be seen if his small stature will negatively affect him. Steve Guppy was wee.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Uralius

Pish

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

pish

Owen Mullions
1 year ago

Caption: Mikey Stewart’s brakes fail after fat blowhard is spotted loitering near car.

Devoy45
1 year ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Last night. Well done bhoys, away from home again yet 4-0. Some talking points. Taylor is a good left back but I’m not convinced of his being a wingback. Hayes might be a better wingback option. 3 at the back also gives us some anxious moments, especially down our right flank. I think it’s too much to expect Forrest to attack as he does then double back at speed if he has a speedy opponent as last night. Also, Motherwell had a lot of the ball in dangerous areas. They cut us open several times and were unlucky not to score a few themselves. Simu, Ajer, Broony and Jullien made some dreadful passes in bad areas. Ntcham? Shots into the tenth row and lots of bad passes. I think we should start Christie instead.
I knew Griff would reward us and I at least never lost faith in him. We have also got back to normal home and away. Of 8 games left pre-split, 4 at home, 4 away. Well done Lenny and the bhoys. Once Frimpong, Elhamed and Elyounassi return, we’ll have even more options. I’d like more official information coming back to us about length of injuries. We’re kept in the dark.

Puggy67
1 year ago

Some great performances and CalMac’s goal will live long in the memory. Torn with Ajer he’s young and therefore prone to error but big Fraser has saved his bacon and is the only reason we kept a clean sheet.

1 year ago

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Mike
1 year ago

Rubber Duck to Spider Mike, do you copy?

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Copy Rubber Duck, there’s about fifty behind me Rubber Duck.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Copy that Spider Mike, do we have a convoy?

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

copy that Rubber Duck, Heading past the Dalzeil Works Rubber Duck, near to Brigadoon Rubber Duck.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Copy that Spider Mike, mind and sing loud and proud Spider Mike, over and out.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Over and out Rubber Duck, Miss Daisy says she’s wearing her hot pants Rubber Duck.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Woooffttt. Spider Mike, give her a BIG Kiss from me, over and out.

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: Polis: “And why were you using your smartphone whilst driving?” “Ah wis Googling tendentious.”

Mike
1 year ago

A Celtic statement referring Sky to Ofcom.
At long last a Celtic Voice backing the Celtic support against the most vile charges of racism by Sky.
Who will put their hands up to the charges of calling the Celtic support racist. We know who the racist are, they sing out “The Famine Song” weekly at every football ground they visit. Well Celtic have asked for answers, will it confirm our suspicions? only time will tell.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

This will be the end of that fat bastard Traynor. This has his fingerprints all over it and he must be shiteing himself along with his fellow conspirators. I look forward to Celtic taking them all to the cleaners.

Mike
1 year ago

Michael Stewart quite rightly called him out and soon Traynor and his ilk will think twice before they spout their vile accusations and made up lies. GIRUT Celtic.

Funkyy
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Yep Mike, Traynor has shot himself in both feet with this one. He totally miscalculated how the incident was going to pan out. Thinking that the unknown guy “under”? the motor would likely never be traced, or at least not for a long time, he couldn’t resist the opportunity to feed his media lackeys and the hun supporters the idea that it was an attempt on More-or-less’ life. He obviously didn’t imagine that the guy was a private investigator…and what a fekking shock Traynor must have got when the guy turned himself in to the cops and told his story. Traynor is now a bigger laughing stock than ever and Celtic have to press this the full way and squash this fat bug.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkyy

Michael Stewart and Jim Spence, the only two honest football pundits in Scotland and not a can of soup between them.

The Cha
1 year ago

I think the guy in the crosshairs is Andrew Dickson of Sky, ex-Rangers media, who flipped out when he saw a Celtic top at Wimbledon.

Unfortunately, Traynor doesn’t come under Ofcom jurisdiction so they can’t touch him.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

I’m not talking about Ofcom being involved. If it leads back to Traynor, then Celtic have an extremely strong case to sue for Defamation.

Monti
1 year ago

Henke,
Celtic board will take no one to the cleaners, we will release a statement in 2023 saying ” we are surprised at the findings ”

Lawwell has to go!

Out!

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

It’s helping Eddy reach a level we haven’t seen before.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

If we get the 9 I’m sure big Eddy will want to stay and complete the 10.

Weered
1 year ago

Henke… It would be well worth the extra wages for him

jimmybee
1 year ago

Peter finds his balls who would have thought.

THE statement issued by Sky Television is inadequate. It does not identify the source of the translation or why phrases, which bore no relationship to the words used by Mr Morelos, were introduced into it.

In view of the substantial issues of public interest involved, Celtic have lodged a complaint with the broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, who can seek the necessary answers and adjudicate accordingly.

For our supporters’ information, Celtic’s communication to Ofcom can be viewed below:

Dear Sir/Madam

On behalf of Celtic Football Club, I wish to lodge an official complaint in respect of an interview with the footballer, Alfredo Morelos, which was broadcast on all Sky platforms on Monday 3 February.

Mr Morelos spoke in Spanish and sub-titles were provided. It is our contention that the presentation of this interview was grossly and irresponsibly misleading due to the wildly inaccurate and tendentious translation which was provided in the sub-titles.

The effect and, we believe, purpose of this misrepresentation was to broadcast offensive and incendiary allegations against Celtic Football Club and its supporters, by attempting to attribute these – quite unfairly – to Mr Morelos. It is difficult to think of a more irresponsible piece of “sporting journalism”.

Celtic Football Club has issued a statement on the subject which is attached for your convenience. We understand that the interview is no longer available through Sky Television which is, in itself, recognition of its deficiencies. On the basis of the inaccurate translation, highly damaging and wholly inaccurate stories were briefed to the press.

I am therefore asking Ofcom to conduct an investigation in order to answer the following questions:

1 Who was responsible for the inaccurate translation?

2 What steps were taken by Sky Television to ascertain the accuracy, or otherwise, of the translation provided?

3 What part did Sky Television play in briefing the story, based on the inaccurate translation, to the wider media?

We believe this is a matter of substantial public interest for the following reasons:

1. Issues of racism and sectarianism are far too important to be manipulated in this way by any broadcaster or third party.

2. The use of mis-translation to convey false meaning is a dangerous form of “fake news” which must be condemned and sanctioned.

3. Mr Morelos has been seriously misrepresented and is deserving of apology and explanation.

I look forward to your early response.

Yours faithfully

Peter Lawwell
Chief Executive
Celtic plc

No more fuckin about Peter get intae them HH

jimmybee
1 year ago

Yass Celtic some backbone at last. Celtic fans if you have sky cancel now.

Devoy45
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

I was tempted some years ago to go for Sky but this website saved me so I never took that option. Thanks Tims.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Do you get the feeling that the tide is slowly turning? A new firm hand at the C.T. wheel, the C.S.A. can only call out the S.F.A. and the Resolutuioners seeking justice for Celtic. Back Res.12.

jimmybee
1 year ago

With the players enjoying the 3 5 2 system big decisions for Lenny at right wing back. Also Ellynoussi coming back.
Frimpong and Jamesy are no doubt better going forward but El Hamed is the better defensively.
The squad getting stronger with the return of our players let’s hope they all play their part in another treble.
Against Clyde our squad should be utilised
Gordon
Bauer Walsh Jullien Bolingoli
Soro Henderson
Arzani Rogic Christie
Kimala
Should be good enough.
HH fuck the masons

jimmybee
1 year ago

I would give the reserves a game against Clyde
Gordon
Bauer Walsh Jozo Bolingoli
Soro Henderson
Arzani Rogic Hayes
Paddy boy up top.
Keep the big hitters for midweek

BJF
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Difficult for Lenny on Sunday shake
the team I p too much and it becomes vulnerable even Tina side like Clyde, it’s their big day and every few years a minnow has its day. We have a solid defensive unit , how many do you change at the same time? Similarly a great midfield one or two at the most can come in, up front its easier. Griff is well on his way to being back to his best, I would partner him with Paddy. A midfield of Forrest, Rogic Christie and Elyounessi and keep it simple with a back four of Bauer, Welsh, Jozo and Taylor. If Gordon is fit then him or Bain but still too many changes to be wise, too many for Lenny I guess.

BJF
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

even to a side….

jimmybee
1 year ago
Reply to  BJF

BJF he is never going to make all the changes but you know what I would .
The squad needs game time why not in the corrupt sfa cup. Show it the contempt it deserves. Liverpool showed the English fa up for their folly by fielding a kids side why shouldn’t we just give the reserves a go. That team would win even with Bolingoli in the team. 🙂

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  jimmybee

Ha Jimmy! I don’t give a fuck about the SC this year either, nor the EUFA, it’s ALL about THE NINE. 🙂
FC not PLC
COYBIG
HH

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