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Celtic Diary Friday December 10: The All New Celtic

Neil Lennon finally made the decision to move the club forward with players that want to play for Celtic last night, and whilst the 3-2 win over Lille meant little in the context of the Europa League, in the context of the 20-21 season, it cannot be understated how much difference it could make.

 

If he sticks with that decision, that is.

 

Out went the lollygagging players who created the worst run of form in living memory, and in came the players originally bought to replace them.

 

We got a performance that included heart, skill and pace.

 

Kris Ajer went to right back which allowed two central defenders in defence, Conor Hazard made his debut in goal, and the new look midfield of Ismael Soro and David Turnbull looked like they had been playing together for years.

 

Lennons loyalty to the players who got us into the position where ten in a row is a possibility is admirable, but the pragmatism required to achieve that notable statistic had been missing.

 

It’s taken protests to get there, now we need to see if he has the courage to stay with it.

 

He may feel a little more relieved this morning than of late, and perhaps that’s summed up best in this tweet, with this analogy…

 

TG67
@TonyGreen67
After tonight’s performance I wonder if Neil Lennon feels the same way I did the day I was locked out my house for 5 hours only to find my keys in my inside pocket.

 

But we now have grounds for optimism and maybe even confidence as we look ahead. And thats the main thing.

 

And no doubt the players and coaching staff feel the same way.

 

Well, most of them…

 

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We’ve had many memorable nights in Europe, and this “dead rubber ” may yet turn out to be maybe not the most memorable, but one of the most important.

 

In fact, we intercepted a text message from Steven Gerrard to his coach and mentor Michael Beale, which says

 

Bollocks 

 

By the way, the term “dead rubber ” may crop up in todays papers, but for Lille, a team far better than anyone else we will face from now on  this season, would have wanted to win that game, to give them a shout of winning the group and an easier tie in the next round.

 

In the next round they could face “rangers “, who according to Ryan Gauld, who plays in Portugal, have

 

put Scottish football on radar in Portugal, 

 

although it’s not too difficult to imagine they had already heard of it, given the performances of one team in a couple of European finals against a couple of their clubs.

 

 

Looking ahead, perhaps we can give this a miss now….

 

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Fair play to the Trust, by the way, who realised that there would most likely be fans protesting, and made moves to keep it civil, and most importantly, avoid any media hysteria.

 

The Trust has a vital role to play at the AGM as well, with Resolution 12 finally coming to a head.

 

Although Resolution 12 is a serious matter, the underlying theme is also important, as if it is voted down by the board and their supporters, it is an indication that real supporters, you and me, and the small shareholders who clubbed together to aid the club in its hour of need, no longer have any real say in how its run, save to have a moan every now and then, and to perhaps not buy anything from the club shop.

 

 

Maybe the Trust could be some kind of intermediary between the requisitioners and the board, not only to try to bring the matter to a satisfactory conclusion, such as at least telling us why they appear to have accepted the wrongdoings, but also to let the board know that we want a say in how the club is run, and have the capacity to do it like adults.

 

 

This , in turn, becomes a chance to have the kind of club we used to have, and although in the real world money rules the roost, we can at least try to keep our core values where others have sold them.

 

 

In the meantime, lets have a caption competition…. another sign perhaps that things may be returning to normal

 

 

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Broonybhoy
1 year ago

Caption: Look paddy power’s got ma da at 1/2 on, nae luck John…….

Tom Wilson
1 year ago

Telt ye Bitcoin was up , we can all leave now

Gareth Savage
1 year ago

That’s Pornhub completed now guys!

Gareth Savage
1 year ago

Fingers crossed he sticks with this team on Sunday and if we can get Forrest and MJ back for the wings 10 is far from gone. Striker is still a worry, Paddy showed more endeavor in 20 minutes than Eddie has all season and if he wants away let him go in January and spend some money on someone decent to fire us to 10!

Morto
1 year ago
Reply to  Gareth Savage

None of our forwards is suited to the lone striker role. However, the rest of the team works best when we do that system so a bit of a problem there. Paddy & Eddie for the weekend maybe? Not like Killie will press us back.

Puggy67
1 year ago
Reply to  Morto

He’s now part of the problem not the solution. And I hear he’s strained his credibility and is out for a fortnight.

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Puggy67

Did he do that “strained his credibility” at the recent bedroom olympics?

Puggy67
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

At least he came second so got the gold.

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Puggy67

Ha!

Why such Soro in those eyes
1 year ago
Reply to  Morto

Who was he on loan to?

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Morto

How many against the hun that season? Or in Europe?

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Or how many goals in cup finals has he scored. Or champions league group stage? 1 is it? Why did Klimala start I wonder

Cole Burns
1 year ago
Reply to  Morto

Duncan

I didn`t know he was on loan.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Morto

You are quick to be little Rodgers achievements as it was against ‘a weak rangers’ but happy to big up Griffith’s against no rangers

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Is he related to the Lone Ranger?

Bgbhoy
1 year ago

I have my reasons it’s like a switch for me.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago

That was quite clever I’ll give you that 🙂

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Don’t ye mean a Trigger, Bg?

james
1 year ago

Caption – ” They’re all saying on Twitter we should sub Turnbull n Klimala to rest them for Sunday”

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption …
Guys guys look ! Argos have got some PlayStation 5s in ya beautyyyyyyy…

GreenMaestro
1 year ago

With brain implants, I can control all the players, just like playing FIFA. The board will never go for it though, as it’ll cost another 2 bob to upgrade the WiFi.

Pat Higney
1 year ago

Fingers crossed that we are through a catastrophic few months and on to better things.

Caption: The secret of the board backing of the Celtic management team is revealed as Gavin Strachan emails Lawwell and Desmond the latex bondage gear pictures taken after their latest liaison.

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago
Reply to  Pat Higney

Rubbernecking.

Monti
1 year ago

Caption: GS – ” Two across ”
JK – ” Three Letters ”
NL – ” Out “?

portpower
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

What do you fancy for crib?

1 year ago

Caption

“Which one is Turnbull ? So, the other one is Soro? Yeah ?

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago
Reply to  Tyrone9

😀

Paranoid celt
1 year ago

I think celtic are going to win the league.
Either way the board should still be chased from celtic.
The pressure will be off which will present an opportunity to completely rebuild celtic into a club that the fans can be truly proud off.
A club that puts community and charity first and not just another corporate brand.
People first, money bedamned and off course giving young footballers opportunities to develop.
The first order of business though, tell the truth about the new club and what went on in Scottish football. Just tell the truth straight up and don’t worry about what anyone says or thinks.
Do that and everything else will fall into place.

portpower
1 year ago
Reply to  Paranoid celt

I concur with what the brilliant Jeanette Findlay said…

I might not live long enough to see the chance of 10IAR again, but I hope i`m alive to see Celtic FC in the majority of the supporters say. (nonverbatim)

Andrew Coyle
1 year ago

Caption,Right boss thats us into Peters Wi Fi,Tinder here we come

Andrew Coyle
1 year ago

Caption,Right lads we better send a thanks e mail for that great advice we got about changing the team
…Dear Dierdre

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Desi Mond(@desi)
1 year ago

I cant find the any key!

portpower
1 year ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

dot com

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

You still no following me on twitter ya prk? 🙂

Puggy67
1 year ago

Caption: It’s an email from the board apologising for the banner and accepting there should have been a hyphen after ‘shoot.’

portpower
1 year ago

Caption:
Cramp. Don`t be silly.

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Or in Lenny language ‘Fvck off!’

BJF
1 year ago

“That looks a good side who the feck are they?” “ It’s us you fud.”

I know one swallows etc but Turnbull
Is a mid fielder not weighed down by the Rodgers mantra of pass side ways and don’t take a shot unless you are sure. A predator like Griffiths would pick up somebody Turnbull shots, the ones that don’t go in.
If anything the pressure for a result on Sunday will be even greater than last night. Unless they are invincibles even good teams have a run of dropping points, I wonder how the new club will cope with that.

pilsbury dough bhoy
1 year ago

Caption:
Neil “Putting that webcam in the Celtic women’s showers was a stroke of genius, Gavin.”

Mike
1 year ago

I remember when I first met Auldheid, it was in Malones, one dreary new years eve. We were celebrating the inaugural meeting of E-Tims. That’s the day when I first lost my hearing, the singing was loud and hearty, but really out of tune. You had to be careful, because someone was stealing your pint’s or dipping your pocket’s, other’s were heavily under the weather. Still, it was a great night one to cherish and to remember. That was the night that Auldheid showed me the ‘Traverso’ letter, proof at last of what we all knew, proof from UEFA. that the cheats were known to be a new club. We were all aware of the person who gave so much of his time and put his money where his mouth was, to try to get the Scottish governing bodies and the club he had supported for 60 years back on the right track, one of honesty and moral standing, to return to it’s roots. The valuable time that he sacraficed for all of us is immeasurable, valuable time given up from his family on behalf of all of Scottish football, Res.12 is of course all about fairness, honesty and accountability and it is for ALL clubs benefit, barring one. Auldheid is inspirational, his sense of moral duty is incalculable, it will be a sad day for Scottish football when he leaves it to return to his family. We all salute him and thank him sincerely for all of his and the other Resolutioners for everything they have done. H.H.

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Desi Mond(@desi)
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Can still see you and Monti staring into each others eyes!

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

I, eye, yi,yi, yi, I like him very much, like him very much, I feel his every touch, especially around my wallet….

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Desi,
That was his nose i was staring at!

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Hahahaha!

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Hear! Hear! Great comment Mike. We need as many “Auld heids” (and young ones) as we can find to carry on with Res 12 (11 for 2020) and help fund it if necessary. I’m up for helping in any way I can.
FC not PLC

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

That’s one thing I never doubted Tic Toc.

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Cheers Mike. Stay safe and well.

portpower
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

And I bet you Lawwell never read that as well Mike.

They lie cause they can. They NEDs at Celtic get it easy, whoever they are.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Aye,
You are a fanny

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

PMSL

Frodshambhoy
1 year ago

Caption
Ave fun oot how to spell Henderson let’s put him on

portpower
1 year ago

Caption:
Gavin`s distressed signal devive.

portpower
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

device*

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Caption
Boys this FIFA 21 has all the answers.
Finally by design or ignorance something different was tried last night. Players that were not in the frame proved that against class opposition they can play. Let’s hope he does not revert to type and bring back Brown Bitton, and company. Ajer showed last night that he would be better in midfield.
As for JPK and Strachan they still look totally lost, let’s hope we can halt the Sevco waggon

portpower
1 year ago

Caption:
Is the password pegboard Neil?

whitearra
1 year ago

Caption : ‘Right, so that’s one lamb Bhuna, one lamb Dansak and one chicken Madras. What kind of rice do you want? Who wants Nan?’

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago
Reply to  whitearra

‘Ah’ll take Nan, you two can huv the curries.’

portpower
1 year ago

Did young Soro not get booked in the eyes of the referee for wasting time when he was in pain with cramp, yet the whistling willy stopped the game so a Lille player could tie his boot?

Honest Hoops
1 year ago

Caption; wow..according to this, Turnbull Soro and Hazard were all available this season…

Iljasb
1 year ago

Let’s hope NL doesn’t overthink Sunday’s selection- same team will do nicely except maybe Henderson for Frimpong if latter is injured. If the lads tire then substitute them but definitely they must start. And this is team for foreseeable future. But they do need good coaching – to break down a packed defense and to win the midfield battle against Hearts and rangers. And of course to defend as a unit. I have no confidence in our coaches. Can we bring in some new coaches to help NL?

NL should and I think will go whether we win or lose 10IAR. Hopefully he’ll leave with our blessing for having achieved the 10. Somehow the Board must be made to understand the importance of getting a new coach lined up ready to start at end of season. He must have proved himself outside of Scotland and he must bring a bunch of coaches that players will be thrilled to learn from – no Celtic old buoy until they’ve proven themselves elsewhere. I’m excited again. There will be dips in form but let’s shout or show encouragement and refrain from disrespecting them.

Owen Mullions
1 year ago

Caption: Come on guys, surely between the three ae us we kin figure oot how tae reply oan the new etims site.

Cole Burns
1 year ago

Caption

Right! As soon as Peter heads off at half time we could make our getaway using three different exits. 3 hours along the M74, we hit Carlisle and safety.

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Cole Burns

Whit ye drivin’ Cole, a horse an’ cart or TIT (Trotter’s Independent Traders) three-wheeler?

Puggy67
1 year ago

Did Mikey Johnston eat his Speckled Jim?

TicToc
1 year ago

Thought the attached pic was a belter, sent to help me out of ‘the doldrums’ of late……

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Rob O'Keeffe
1 year ago

Caption: E-mail Ralph and tell him Friday Diary 11th Dec,you’ll not get that wrong,will you?

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago
Reply to  Rob O'Keeffe

‘I see that Rob O’Keefe’s been doing his secret tattletale on ETims dropping hints how much the players hate ye again, Neil.’

‘Aye but at least he’s trying to quell the fan protests along with Ralph & Desi.’

Frodshambhoy
1 year ago

Can’t claim the credit but liked this

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Frodshambhoy
1 year ago

Sod it! Link worked on text messages

Same picture with caption:
“Says here we’ve had Soro and Turnbull available all season ……”

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
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Monti
1 year ago

” Why thank you darling “

charlie
1 year ago

celtic ur back be afraid zombies a long time ago auld charlie telt me nuthins over till its over kid and this will be wanny they times ps anycoont oan heer who slags lenny personally is a fookin coont imo COYBIG

charlie
1 year ago

am no wan fur slaggin other posters but a refuse tae take big dong seriously when his user name is a tribute tae his imaginery boyfriend ha ha ha ha aint huns strange

OR.St.Parsley
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

There’s nuthin’ funny aboot big dongs, charlie. Naebody has ever laughed at mine an’ Ah hiv tae buy troosers wi’ plenty o’ room roon’ the knees!

charlie
1 year ago

the hammer throwers leaguge is good fur hammer throwers a know for a fact sum players at parkheid know the celtic hierachy will not protect them fae animals in scottish fitba so they think it will be a longer career elsewer but weel leave thaty efter the ten COYBIG

charlie
1 year ago

caption jc superstar lets big jock use modern tech tae tell the bhoys remember who use represent

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

Shut it ya prk!
How’s it gaun pal?

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

cool as it gets monty oor ten is ther fur the takin ffs zombies canny beat tims

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

monty am oan billy no well you tube wae the bhoys //join the party he he aint celtic grand

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

monty watch neil lennon sumfin insdide so strong then say the mans doon the road ////////////////////////a dare ye COYBIG

charlie
1 year ago

big jock telt us fitbas fuckall if the bhoys aint ther weer learnin that noo ………… aint covid grand wen we need remindin

charlie
1 year ago

am waitin fur approval soCOYBIG

charlie
1 year ago

monty lenny disnae owe us the ten we owe him it /////////////sum tims need tae straighten up imho

TicToc
1 year ago

Three wise monkeys……mibbaes?

Mike
1 year ago

AGM. Tittle Tattle. Celtic’s Covid 19 AGM Monday 14th. 11.30 AM. Glesga time, from C.P. or is it? Who nose, well naebody nose because it’s being held behind a steel reinforced drawbridge.
We all know what should be on the agenda, it should include several resignations, because we know some of their dirty secrets. They should provide an explanation for how they squandered millions of pounds on players that were second rate. At one time we had over £40.00 million in the bank, it was only the KT. £24.00 million that saved us from making a loss. We know that the AGM will contain letters and questions all relating to Res.11, will the questions be answered? were they answered in 2013? the chances of Res 11 being answered are small, answered perhaps but acted on? E-Mailed questions had to be in by 6.00pm on the 10th.Dec. But questions might be lumped together or not answered at all. What can we expect from this years AGM?…….

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Well, there were hints of DD. son taking over his interest’s as the largest shareholder, if it included him being the CEO then we would all be suprised but pleased, because its time for fresh faces and Lawwell needs to go. Never mind about shareholding because its not about shares, its about supporters and many thousands off them who put in the biggest commitment of not just money but love for their club, they should be the biggest voice that the board listens to. Looking at boards around the country they are filled with OAPs mainly who have seen off all competitors and know how to look after themselves first, yes, we want the club to be safe and secure, but supporters money should be invested wisely and not gambled on second class players. Boards are like football teams, they need to be refreshed, fresh ideas, not stuck in the same old same old routine. Their is no doubt but fresh ideas need to be put in place with an eye on our past, returning the club to its honest path. I fervently hope that, that happens, for if we get the same answers, the same routine, the same old considerations then, that would be a bitter pill to swallow. Let’s all hope that significant change happens, for if not I fear for the club, I fear for Scottish football, it needs to become as honest as it can be…. But.

Puggy67
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Dermot Desmond’s son telling PL he’s sending him to run the Glasgow Airport shop…scenes from the Godfather we’d like to recreate..

Puggy67
1 year ago

Did Mikey Johnston eat his Speckled Jim?

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago

Caption: I see ETims are telling the Bhoys to stop protesting again …

Bgbhoy
1 year ago

I’m 33. I remember the 90s and I remember going with my dad to Ibrox for the 94 cup final. We sat right behind the goal that the penalty was missed. Funnily enough my biggest memory of the game was outside before kickoff the Coca Cola guys going about with these tanks spraying free Coca Cola into cups!

Point is it’s not about being entitled but there is no way that we should be in the position. Regardless of how well the other lot are doing.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

33 stone

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago

86 was the classic.

I was working that day and sauntered back through The Barras and the joy that was exploding round the Calton as the scores came in was unforgettable.

I was never a big drinker but I’d more than my regular few that night.

Lenny’s 15 pointer was a beauty alright but they were drawing their last breath which made it all the sweeter in one sense but made us wonder could he have done it if they weren’t and I still wonder it yet.

But that cvnt Kennedy should’ve been sacked on the spot after his face the other night.

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago

He’s useless therefore a wage thief so my initial assessment stands.

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago

His uselessness has been compounded during the reign of 4 consecutive managers and his face after a great result for Celtic the other night indicates that he doesn’t want to be there.

One look at that picture of him above tells us all we need to know about his commitment to the cause.

He’s Lawwell’s snitch, no more, no less, who looks like he’s only just realised that Peter’s rewarding him with the manager’s job one day was as meaningful as Peter’s intent when he asked Auldheid & the Bhoys for ‘the smoking gun’.

The fact he’s a grass alone stands up my initial assessment of the cvnt.

Salad queen
1 year ago

I never saw your comment about Maradona but you can describe him as one of the greatest players the world has ever seen or a drug taken
cheat as both are true. A similar cheat being the Arsenal guy v the Republic and my worse of all Josh Keetings. The later causing me to chuck football after watching it for 50 years.

Puggy67
1 year ago

And at least Yoko had a right foot.

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago

Apologies aren’t meant to be tempered with a game of ‘Yeah But No But’, Duncan.

But even though you felt the need to at least you put up an apology about your mocking the death of Maradona and that’s good enough for me.

I was a great Beatles fan in my youth and a proud supporter of Neil Lennon in every capacity but mostly as a man of fierce strength, bravery & articulate integrity and will remain so long after his manager gig is over.

But what you should realise is, we forgive his Ralph wee follies not because of any ‘double standards’ as you call but because we’ve all recently realised that Ralph himself is his ‘pish stained source’.

So give the man a break.

And I don’t watch the news either, haven’t for decades, and not because it’s depressing but because it’s fulla lies & garbage controlled by the very same folk who want to inject us with their poisons.

But don’t temper apologies with false accusations of double standards, mate.

It makes you look petty & weak and like you don’t really know what you’re talking about.

I call it straight no matter who’s saying it and I’m sure all the lads can see that.

But at least you apologised.

Take it easy.

Big Don Gazpachio
1 year ago

I like Ralph’s humour fine too or I wouldn’t be here and I thought his craic about yon Japanese rock goddess a good yin as it was a bit close to the bone.

Thats how humour works but I still can’t see anything offensive in it.

Anyway, good for see you acknowledge your mistake.

And good man on your knowledge on the potential horrors of this toxin they want to pump humanity full of.

You’ve gained a fair amount of respect for that alone.

Later.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago

I’ll calm it down with the insults. I just hate how much you back something that I feel is doing damage to the club we all love

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