Celtic Diary Friday April 2: Howe Now ?

As predicted in the diary of January 17, Eddie Howe moved a few steps closer to replacing Neil Lennon as Celtic manager.

(It doesn’t say that at all -you’re fucking shameless-Ed )

( It will when I go back and edit it-Ralph )

 

The mention of Howe as far back as January does, however, show that the relationship between the two has been going on for quite some time.  The word is that Howe turned the job down in November, as he felt the situation at Celtic wasn’t quite right then, but is now reconsidering, especially after certain guarantees have been made, mostly about money and not having to do any interviews with Hugh Keevins.

 

Whilst Peter Lawwell can claim a little credit for identifying the man as a candidate, its probably fair to say that a story regarding a phone call betwen Howe and a previous manager , which ended with the phrase

Don’t go near the place until that control freak has gone

has more than a ring of truth to it.

 

For anyone who took the time to study the tweets from Celtic Football club that weren’t offering life insurance , there was another clue….

 

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There may well be an announcement on Tuesday.

 

There may well also be an announcement concerning the appointment of a technical director, or a director of football sort of chap, with Fergal Harkin , the bloke from Manchester city mentioned by some, but Richard Hughes , who worked with Howe at Bournemouth is a late entry into the betting.

 

It could be an ex Celt, though, with Mark Burchill mentioned as part of Howe’s crew, although our drunken rambler said he’d be his assistant. Others claim Peter Grant will be number two, whilst frankly i wouldn’t be surprised if this guy got the job…

 

Celtic's Green Brigade fan group issue brutal Peter Lawwell statement  demanding resignation after 'parody-like' Dubai apology | Glasgow Times

 

He turned up for an interview, but was wearing a mask so his identity remains unknown.

 

 

Burchill will be remembered as the man who scored the quickest hat trick in European club football history, against Juennesse D’Esch, in 2000…

 

Burchill’s hurricane hat-trick

Burchill 12, 14, 15, Berkovic 22 46, Riseth 52, Petrov 71
Celtic win 11-0 on aggregate 
One player who is talented, and currently demanding a transfer from Celtic, is Burchill, whose quickfire hat-trick was reminiscent of the mayhem of Jimmy McGrory in the late 1940s. Between the 12th and 15th minutes Burchill sent a bullet header and a couple of swift prods past John van Rijswick, the Jeunesse goalkeeper who must have felt victimised. Even before the first half was out, Celtic had a fourth through Eyal Berkovic.
 “a couple of swift prods ” …..
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 Then again, there is talk that Howe will retain the services of John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan, which at least shows he has a sense of humour, although we hear yet again that certain managerial decisions post Lennon are the result of circumstances and not incompetence.
 Howe sounds like an intelligent man, and seems to know his stuff.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1377877960573792264
 Just the fact that he hasn’t come galloping up the M6 to take on the job at the first time of asking shows he is a little more cerebral than most, and if, as reported, he holds the same high standards in fitness and training methods as his old pal Brendan Rodgers, then we may well have got the right man at the right time.
  The time for healing is on us, and Howe seems to be the right tonic.
  Roy Keane had more or less been given the job, we hear, and but Howe would have been first choice, and there is a suspicion that Dominic McKay, who is concerned that fans haven;t been treated as well as they ought to be by the club, has noted the conflict on social media around the popularity of the Irishman.
  If this is true, it’s a significant step forward in the right direction.
 For too long the PLC have adopted a shut up and pay up attitude towards those who pays their money and takes their choice. Although we could be cynical and argue they’re softening because it’s nearly renewal time, the new man deserves the benefit of the doubt until he turns out to be just like the old man.
 Elsewhere, and with crowds expected back at the football in the not too distant future, concerns are growing about the way the police are handling big crowds. Apart from certain sections of society, that is…
 The concerns grew when a serving officer in the Metropolitan police was discovered to be a member of a neo Nazi group.
 “we have no room in our organization for people with such extreme views and prejudices , and frankly their tendency for violent behaviour has no place in modern society ” ,
said a spokesman for the Neo Nazi group.
 Strange days indeed.
 I’ve been singing Dean Martin songs all morning, so I’ve booked a test for Croonervirus this afternoon.
Here’s a caption competition, something thats been missing for a few weeks now…
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 By the way, here’s an interesting aside.. one of our CSC members bears a stunning resemblance to Eddie Howe, and we’re doing a whip round to get him to put on a track suit and tell Alfredo Morelos he’s wanted at Celtic, on big money.
 Thats amongst other japes we’ve got planned for the day we’re allowed back at the ground. Actually, it might turn out to be only a day if we get some of them off the ground….
 We promise to record it….and others.
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Craig
6 months ago

Bring the mouse home

Salad queen
6 months ago

The sons of Simon Donally and Marc Croses prepare the plank for the leaving of pistol pete.

henkesdreadlocks
6 months ago

Caption………

Edinburgh is known as the Athens of the North….pffft!
Let this Glasgow gondolier claim our rightful claim to that other famous city.

Cortes
6 months ago

Eddie Howe left English Championship Burnley to drop down a division to join Bournemouth citing pressing family reasons back in 2012. Nothing to do with being outside his comfort zone…

henkesdreadlocks
6 months ago
Reply to  Cortes

He would have been 35 years of age. Bit harsh on the guy. Personally I’ll be delighted if we get him.

bgbhoy
6 months ago

if we do get him, it wont be long before dunky appears showing his hatred towards another real football coach

Monti
6 months ago

Likewise here, his achievements with Bournemouth should be appreciated greatly.
IF he becomes our new manager, we will have done very well here.

Mike.
6 months ago

Whatever floats your boat. I think that you have lock down fever, your daily ramblings get more IRA -TIC, every day. Happy Easter, enjoy your hard boiled eggs and thanks for all your efforts in keeping us all as mental as you lot. And say ‘Thank You’ to BG and Henke for the heads up. Its great to be a Tim Malloy, God Bless Tommy Burns.

Mike.
6 months ago
Reply to  Mike.

The eyes to the left, the nose to the right, the eyes have it, the motion has been passed.
It was a slow motion…

alzyerpal
6 months ago

Caption – “Gonnae point us in the direction of Lisbon, mister.”

Cartvale88
6 months ago

Caption

Is this whit Jinky did?

Howe, Keane, Uncle Tom, whoever it is does not cover up the lack of professionalism at the club. Players divided into three different camps, shambles of a training regime, but it’s supposed to be alright on the night, or when the season books are up

Mitchybhoy
6 months ago

Caption Competition 02/04/2021

A group of ‘Rangers’ fans post a picture of the last time they took to the streets to celebrate a league win.

pilsbury dough bhoy
6 months ago

Caption:
“Glasgow punters left high and dry by global warming”

MabozzaRitchie
6 months ago

Celtic clearly leaked the Keane rumour. This meant everyone sh@t themselves thinking celtic were serious. After that pretty much anyone would be acceptable

Pat Higney
6 months ago

Don’t Tommy! I said this was Walnut Creek, not sh……aaahhhh, too late!

Monti
6 months ago

Caption: ” Could be worse lads, was reading a book by a guy called Nostradamus, last night, he said in 2021 people will have to wear masks & Prince Andrew was definitely at Pizza Express in Woking “

Uralius
6 months ago

Caption: Rub-a-dub-dub, squalor and mud.

BornCelt!
6 months ago

Caption – Howe? Yeah right Tinkerbelle you lump of pish. And this is Neverland, I’m Peter Pan and these are the lost Bhoys! HH!

Sancheto
6 months ago

Caption – 3 men in a boat – Peter says to Neil and Nick, what’s that smell, can you smell something? No we can’t smell anything they reply. What about all that brown stuff coming down the creek? No we can’t see any brown stuff but I hear there are some big icebergs in the area?

Mike.
6 months ago

I like what I read about Eddie Howe. It appears that he is an improvement coach, a good man manager and tactically astute, and how some of our players could do with improving, especially with their fitness. I too would be very happy at Howes appointment. You can always tell how good he is at his job, by the vitriol of the Scottish press, who cannot wait to stick the knife in. Their vitriol is our elation, I just hope that it comes to fruition. I for one will be waiting anxiously for the stock market to open on Monday, because if I’m correct, he will need to be announced on that platform first. Roll on Monday.

Mike.
6 months ago
Reply to  Mike.

Congratulations to Sevco Scotland for winning this seasons posthumous title.

Uibh fhaili
6 months ago

The good ship servco arrives back in govan after sorting the suez problem

Una
6 months ago

Caption

Young crew try to navigate the sewage canal outside keith jacksons front door

charlie
6 months ago

if thats a caption entry its a winner

charlie
6 months ago
Reply to  charlie

is that you duncan wer hiv ye been did sumdy lock the loft hatch and forget aboot ye heh heh

Rab Wallace
6 months ago

John Kennedy for me, knows the club, Celtic Minded & fucking useless. It’s a stick on get used to life in the Breakdown lane my fellow Tims.

Posmill
6 months ago

Caption- “Watch yer boat, mister?”

Monti
6 months ago

Caption: ” Lads Lawwell doesn’t want to pay the staff the living wage, so no much chance of us getting in for free “

Owen Mullions
6 months ago

Caption: Having found a cheap paddle, the Celtic board head on up Shit Creek.

6 months ago

G`day CS.
You should have waited till Sunday to rise again on ETims.

Happy Easter.

Uralius
6 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Great one CS

Chris Campbell
6 months ago

Caption.
“Ever given”. Celtic board paddle their own canoe.

Monti
6 months ago

Caption: ” ssshhh listen, there’s a radio on on that window ” – ” There’s a goal at Parkhead & it’s to the home side, Celtic 3 Rangers 0 with 5 mins to play ” – ” See lads, things aren’t all bad, thank you Walfrid for the Celts “

pilsbury dough bhoy
6 months ago

Caption:
“Local cruises proving popular amid travel restrictions”

Yoker Bhoy
6 months ago

Two-time cup-winners (1913 & 1957) and League 1 leaders Falkirk will no doubt give it their best shot when they come to Parkhead for tomorrow’s late kick-off cup tie. They’re currently 4 points clear after only 14 matches played and have managed two wins and a draw since their league fixtures resumed last month. The Bairns are too big a fish to be playing in that 3rd tier backwater but their football tends to be turgid, physical and unimaginiative, devoid of any defining pattern or style. Ex-Livingston manager Gary Holt, who has always been an advocate of the aggressive ‘up and at ’em’ approach, has recently been appointed as the club’s sporting director, while there are two co-managers for the first team: David McCracken and ex-Scotland striker Lee Miller (37), who played for Dundee Utd and Aberdeen in the past and is still registered as a player for Falkirk. Come to think of it, Falkirk Park does look like something of a grazing ground for several ex-international players who have been put out to pasture. You’ll probably remember the bustling bald-headed former Ireland international Conor Sammon from his days with Hearts and Partick Thistle (admittedly he hasn’t been getting much game time of late) while ex-Scotland defender Paul Dixon (ex Dundee Utd and Huddersfield Town), who used to be a left back but now features as a CB, is their main defensive stalwart. Their team captain is old warhorse Gary Miller (ex Ross C, Carlisle Utd, Plymouth and St Johnstone) while former Senegal international DM Morgaro Gomis (ex-Dundee Utd, Hearts and Birmingham City) is yet another old timer who features regularly. All these guys mentioned are in their mid-30s and I wouldn’t be surprised if Kenny Miller (that would be the third Miller in this little ‘club’) was the first name in their summer shopping list.
This is a game we simply have to win and we want to see it done in style (no doubt the Howe man will be watching with great interest). A cup-tie like this cannot be taken lightly and it’s true that we’ve had this notorious knack of petering out in the second half in recent games but fitness will be a telling factor tomorrow as those veterans in dark blue will be blowing out their erses during the later stages. We just have to be totally ruthless and pick them off at will. I really don’t mind whether Broonie or Soro starts for this one (both are likely to get game time) but this would be a good time to give Christie a rest to pathe the way for a James Forrest start, he must be in good shape again by now. The rest of the team pretty much picks itself at the moment.
Bain
Kenny Welsh Ajer Laxalt (or Taylor)
Brown McGregor
Forrest Turnbull Elyounoussi
Edouard
Predictrion: Tic 4 Bairns 0
Get right intae them!!!

6 months ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

For every goal that James Forrest scores, I will eat an Easter egg.

God Bless zit season.

charlie
6 months ago
Reply to  portpower

ffs port yool be like the michelen man

Yoker Bhoy
6 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Sounds like a perfectly good breakfast for tomorrow Port, to celebrate a Jamesie hat-trick: Three deep fried Easter eggs washed down by a couple of Victoria Bitter stubbies. 😉

6 months ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

I would like to see changes
Hazard
Welsh Duffy Ajer 3 at the back.
Soro McGregor
Forrest Rogic Ellynoussi
Griff Edouard.
6_0.
But will probably be the same shite we have watched all season.
Bain
Kenny Ajer Welsh Laxalt
Brown McGregor
Christie Turnbull Ellynoussi
Edouard.
2_1.

Yoker Bhoy
6 months ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Anything’s possible Jimmy but at least it’s a welcome break from dead rubber league boredom and there’s a bit more optimism now that Eddie Howe seems likely to get the hot seat.

The Cha
6 months ago

Caption: Celtic unveil latest Extra Value for STHs, summer cruises for the kids, that will see a flood of renewals.

The Cha
6 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

I don’t think the budget stretches that far.

SteveNaive
6 months ago

‘Watch your boat Mister ?’
Good shout Yoker

Yoker Bhoy
6 months ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Cheers Steve. Unfortunately the game clashes with the all-Basque Spanish Cup final (Copa del Rey) but I’ll still get to see the second half immediately after Celtic have dealt with Falkirk.

charlie
6 months ago

good tae see ye back saiz summy the bhoys think yer a dafty but yer entitled tae be a dafty and ile defend tae the death yer right tae be a dafty ha ha ha ha

charlie
6 months ago
Reply to  charlie

ony pullin yer chain saiz dont take shit so serious lifes as grand as ye make it yersel heh heh

charlie
6 months ago
Reply to  charlie

saiz your good wae statistics ma question is this ///how many huns really beleive in awe yon 55 pish surely thur schools aint that bad

charlie
6 months ago
Reply to  charlie

duncan ma auld granny sais charlie if it wis 54 they woulda let it go but 55 looks to much like ss aint huns predictable

6 months ago

Caption: Glengarnock kids show aff the first Hot Tub.

Puggy
6 months ago

Thought you’d pegged it. Welcome back.

Puggy
6 months ago

Caption:
The Howe and the Dermot-cat went to sea
In a beautiful emerald green boat,
They took some Lenny, and added Maloney
Wrapped up in a ten bob note.
The Howe looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Eddie! O Eddie, my love,
What a beautiful Eddie you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Eddie you are

TicToc
6 months ago

I’m sorry Ralph, didn’t read your ‘Diary’.
My mind is somewhat deflected, you know,
a thing the filthy press uses to ameliorate
hun behaviour. “Deflection”, a tactical response for clowns.
Anyway, those whom keep their collective ‘eyes on the ball,
guys like me et cetera………..
I suggested going forward in a number of ‘fronts’.
To call out the FRAUD of 2012 to facilitate a hun, a blue pound,
If you read the email intro to the 5-way, it’s FRAUD.
A Fraud that Lawwell and Desmond were unsigned party to.
One should write (rather WE should collectively write) to the hun Liquidators,
BDO.
Start with ONE simple question (as Duff and Phelps want Charles Green to back them up for millions????????????)
Get BDO, the Liquidator of the hun, one who’s job is to get every plenny to recompense debtors of the dead hun.
ASK THIS: When (original) Rangers had passed Admin were,refused a CVA and were effectively ‘dead’.
Q: What happened to the prize money they should have got for being second?
The answer is that it was used as a bribe to all Scottish FCs, i.e. divided amongst them.
The corruption in Scottish football begins and ends with money.
Certain ‘accountants with heated drive-ways’ is up to his neck in this.
He’ll be looking to shut me up by employing the finest Lawyer, that is, until he’s told,
DO NOT fight a battle against TicToc, he wont lose.
I need your support, Bhoys. That bastard Lawwell can walk away, or thinks he can……
At the expense of seeming repetetive, Lawwell and another Director (Riley) got the emails. They were party to FRAUD. And PTL thinks he can just walk away?
I do not.

TicToc
6 months ago

1st comment in almost a fortnight and it goes to the dreaded………….

charlie
6 months ago

caption britania rules the waves 2021 style

charlie
6 months ago
Reply to  charlie

if that disnae winnit ralph yer a strange fella heh hehheh heh////////////////////////aint tims grand

6 months ago

Media Caption:
Internal enemies bring about disintegration of a nation`s character.

charlie
6 months ago
Reply to  portpower

goodness me port the bhoys aint ready fur yon patter yet heh heh

charlie
6 months ago

port is it true tim tszyu is cummin ower tae show the bhoys how tae deal wae the hammer throwers in scottish fitba

Mike.
6 months ago

“Gone Fishing” – Eddie Howe is the bait, the lure at the end of the line, dangling, enticing, the Celtic Season Ticket Holders onto the hook, will they bite? oh yes…

Mike.
6 months ago
Reply to  Mike.

Above, in the fishing boat, the fishermen reel in their catch, the fishing boat named Scottish football dishonesty, sails on in calm waters. Scottish football continues on its steady course, the hold is full, mission accomplished. They have us all, hook, line and sinker, preying on our love of Celtic FC.

Monti
6 months ago

TicToc, comments that make perfect sense go straight to admin,because they can’t have been made by any regular on here.

TicToc
6 months ago
Reply to  Monti

You’re right M, an’ I just hope you weren’t accusin’ me of “perfect sense”.
That would be a 1st! I’d vote you up for that but don’t have that option.
Good comment though.

Monti
6 months ago

Caption: A young Louis Mountbatten prepares to be blown to fvck

TicToc
6 months ago
Reply to  Monti

If your comment above is a “good” one, I’d need to elevate this one to ‘belter’.
I often wondered why he thought holidaying in Eire was a good idea…..oh NOW I see.
He understood Eire was effectively run from London and forgot there were STILL some true Rebels.
TAL.

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