Menu Close

Celtic Diary Wednesday April 14: Howe’s It Going ?

A man who had recently lost his job went out and got hammered.

 

Someone videoed it, and called him a name.

 

It’s all over the internet, which tells you a lot about what we’ve become. Or, at least, what the chap who recorded it has become.

 

Then again, one suspects he’s always been like that.

 

If Neil Lennon wants to go out and get drunk, thats his business.

 

As Jesus himself once said

 

Let he or she who is without sin, cast the first stone

 

Whats not widely reported is that a stone then bounced off his head and he was heard to say

 

Ooowww, fucking hell, mother“.

 

 

The media, and indeed , a section of the support and its own media are getting a bit restless as time drags on and there is no sign of a new manager or any sign that the club are preparing for next season.

 

The team itself seems to have got the hang of the basics and are starting to play like they know we can, which given that there’s still a Cup to be won is encouraging if not entirely satisfying.

 

But behind the scenes, the lack of information is starting to make a lot of us nervous.

 

Not me.

 

What we all seem to have overlooked is that the man who will be running the club on a day to day basis for the next few years, Dominic McKay, hasn’t actually started yet.

 

And even if he has made the decisions behind closed doors, he sure as hell won’t let anyone announce anything until he’s parked his arse firmly in his chair.

 

Which, of course, means that the papers have to fill pages with speculation, and they’ve done all the sensible stuff and it looks like they have moved onto the nonsense, which if you consider the guff they usually print, then we may have reached peak nonsense.

 

So, forgive me if I largely ignore the sound of empty vessels desperately trying to find some sort of cargo they can sell.

 

Some are worried that it will mean European football won;t happen this season, but with the extra tournament the rules now mean that anyone with their own boots will be playing group stage football until Christams at least, and since Celtic will be rebuilding its probably better that we are in the new Conference Cup or whatever its called, where matches are played on a Sunday morning , kick off when everyone gets there.

 

There are, however, one or two little tales that are troubling, to an extent.

 

Eddie Howe wants to bring his own people in. Thats been fairly obvious from the start, but the club appear a little reluctant to indulge him, and so he’s talking to Crystal Palace.

 

Thats a sulk and a half if true.

 

No one should feel they have to talk to Crystal Palace, ever, and if Howe is doing that then there’s clearly some sort of problem with him, and he should be passed over in favour of whoever is next on the list.

 

Man Utd legend Roy Keane laughs in Sky Sports studio as Liverpool icon  Jamie Carragher talks of title failures

 

 

But its all tittle tattle, and since none of it is new tittle tattle, I’ll largely ignore it until someone from the club says something, which will probably happen as soon as they hire someone who can say something, with at least a wee bit of authority.

 

Speculation abounds also around the future of a few key players, thats if anyone could be described as key after the catastrophic season we’re still enduring.

 

West Ham think they’re favourites to land Oddsone Edoaurd, which came from website Football Insider, so its probably bollocks.

 

Brendan Rodgers has hired a minibus to take to Glasgow in the summer, and doesn’t expect to be the only one in it for the return trip.

 

But we can buy Mo Elyannoussi on a permanent deal, as Southampton don’t want him. In fact, when he popped down to the southern coastal town recently, just to visit a friend or two, Southampton officials got wind of it, and literally carried him back to the airport.

 

With an armed escort.

 

Why would a soldier carry a donkey? - Quora

 

 

The Scottish cup tie with “rangers ” has been moved to Sunday to avoid clashing with the funeral of Phil the Greek, who remians dead after nearly a week now.

 

Ibrox fans have already complained, as the royals didn’t show them the same respect when they died, and tensions are high on the other side of the river.

 

Steven Gerrard reckons its not fair that his players should be punished for …well, anything really, and john Kennedy says they should.

 

What we really need is someone who will tell it like it is, and someone who will make the world’s media turn their attention to Scottish football…. a manager who when he says something that is controversial will get real reporters interested…

 

Man Utd legend Roy Keane laughs in Sky Sports studio as Liverpool icon  Jamie Carragher talks of title failures

 

 

At the moment, the real reporters are concerned with much higher levels of corruption in the game, and considering the scandals around tax payments , dodgy player ownership and the Qatari World Cup death toll, it’s not surprising that Scotland barely merits a mention.

 

So we’re stuck with the Stenography Section, and they aren’t really much use, are they ?

 

Even though evidence has come to light that some at Celtic almost certainly misled the supporter and shareholders where 5 ways and new clubs are concerned….

 

 

Even though there are now approximately ten shares in ” rangers ” to every single person on the planet as they continue to embark on their novel and refreshing outlook on financial fair play.

 

And even though it seems the rule book is just something for other clubs….

 

There’s a lot riding on the next few weeks, the new CEO and manager, whoever it turns out to be, must quickly set down a marker and let the rest of the game know they are not there to be walked over.

 

All we are asking is that the same rules apply to every single club, with no exceptions.

 

An indicator of that would be for the club to issue a statement congratulating “rangers ” on their first ever title.

 

When they receive the trophy , that is.

 

There is, however, still some talking to be done on the pitch, and the tie on sunday is a golden opportunity to make a couple of points.

 

Obviously, a resounding win is the priority, but there should also be plenty of noise made about the inclusion of those Ibrox players who should not be allowed to play due to their breaches of Covid regs, as the club have now appealed purely so they have a right back available.

Not only has it taken weeks for them to be charged, they have appealed…and they know there are no grounds for an appeal, such as fresh evidence or a technical legal argument….and this should not have been allowed either.

 

The SFA are clearly too weak to stand up to the club, and so yet again the club are getting away with with yet another misdemeanour.

 

There were suggestions that a sweetener had been offered to some at the SFA to make sure the appeal was granted, but that argument falls down when you remember that no sweetener would be required to help officials follow their heart…

 

 

Dominic McKay must be wondering what he’s gotten himself into…but as those who stood in his way in the rugby world found out, he relishes a challenge.

 

We can take heart from their reaction on social media last week to a  tweet which featured a “partner “….

 

Image

 

It was removed after complaints and a promise was given the firm would not be a partner any more….so maybe someone is listening, and that has to be encouraging, as from small things big things grow….

 

Anyway, I need to go.

 

Mate of mine just rang…they found a womans body in the boot of his car and he’s been charged with impersonating a police officer..

 

 

But before I go….

 

Image

 

 

mcklintop
 5 days ago

Caption: “And now madam before we begin the test proper I would like you to read the number plate on that car over there.”

Eh whit? Is that wan eh them kafflik driving tests, can I no’ jist footer wi yer knuckles and we call it a pass?  

 

 

Today…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.5 4 votes
Article Rating
52 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Monti
1 year ago

Caption: ” Who made these hoods, i can’t see a fkn thing ”
” Doesn’t matter if you can see, what’s important is the horse can fkn see “

Cesar
1 year ago

When you think about the crap atmosphere at Hampden now you find yourself wishing for the good old days when we could chase them all over.

Honest Hoops
1 year ago

Caption; a mass exit as the auditors arrive to investigate covid testing results at greyskull..

R.St.Parsley
1 year ago
Reply to  Honest Hoops

Ffs! Give some of us a chance before posting the winner. I don’t think ‘mass’ exits are allowed at Ibrox though so you should be disqualified.

Mike.
1 year ago

Sunday the 18th. at 3.00pm.

Crucifixes on, cloves of garlic necklace’s and sharp pointy stakes at the ready for when the Celtic players take to the field against the rancid, putrid, stinking Zombies. Have your face masks at the ready to protect you from the reek of embalming fluid oozing from their rotten corpses, in a futile attempt as they still pretend to still be alive. Booby Madden takes to the pitch carrying the new approved SFA ball – a Moth-Ball, trying to keep the stench of their moth eaten, raggedy Castore shirts.
One hour prior to kick off – let the Exorcism begin, citing the 5Way Agreement and Resolution 12, to provide the truth of both theirs and Scottish footballs demise.

Mike.
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike.

Another one that got away, Romain Perraud, the left back that we were heavily linked with in 2019, but who was allowed to leave for other pastures. Now linked with Leeds and Lyon, his transfer fee, £2.5 million. Bolingoli – Taylor – Laxault. I cannot wait till our current DoF leaves and someone else comes in to make wiser, more informed decisions.

The men in Black, 14 penalties for and 0.0000 against, is that a new record of complicity? We need to bring in the right manager, we need our new Mr. McKay to stand up for the club and its support, we only ask for honesty and fairness nothing else, just that.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike.

Och, its no problem as “Leo Hjelde tipped as ‘next Van Dijk'”.

In case you don’t know he’s our young CB at loan at Inverness and it was said by their manager John Hughes.

At least he didn’t say the “next (inferior) John Hughes”.

Its a wonder we gave Welsh such a long contract given we’ve got VVD2.

Mike.
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

I spoke with Mystic Meg (Mrs. M.) she studies the moon and the stars, she looked into her crystal ball and assured me that the futures looking good. She said… ‘its the here and now that we should be concerned about’. I told her that we were getting a new DoF, she laughed and said ‘I told you so’.and there will be big improvements. I asked her about Howe, but she wouldn’t commit. But she had predicted that Kung Fu Roofe would only get a 4 game ban, that Kamara would only get a 3 game ban (dropped from 5 on appeal) for assault, that the Slavia player a 10 game ban and that the Huns would go belly up within the next 12 months. Howe she does it I don’t know.
I asked her what was for dinner and she said.. I have no idea.

Morto
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Not to be pedantic but it’s Ross County he and Hughes are at though, to be fair, it’s hard to tell the difference.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Morto

D’oh, correct and that means he’s playing top league footy, so that’s good.

He does sound like a prospect but we’ve had plenty of those before and I hate the inappropriate hyperbolic comparisons to top players.

Just say he can go back to Celtic and challenge for a place and that’s good enough for now.

Andrew Coyle
1 year ago

CAPTION,Police scotland,s janefield st training starts

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Caption
Zombies rush to celebrate the first trophy at iPox

The negative stories the hun media spew out should be ignored. Stop reading the bile they print Ralph they want the worst for Celtic. The garbage articles about the second coming Sevco are over the top and the belief is the mighty Wankers will win. Only way is if Madhun gives them three penalties. Normal order will be resumed

R.St.Parsley
1 year ago

Christina, thanks for the kind words yesterday. I only come here for the caption comps and to study the mystical musings of Portpower. I’m determined to understand what he’s on about – or at least what he’s on – before I die!

Like Owen, I’ve kinda drifted away from Pat’s blog. I still chip in occasionally but mostly it’s just what I’ve posted here. Anyway, take care – no doubt Owen will be along later to offer you a bed for the night!

Owen Mullions
1 year ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

Christina, I tried to reply yesterday (this bloody site…aaargh!). Anyway, I meant to tell you when I left Pat’s blog that I’m on here most days if ever you want to get in touch. You can’t really have a conversation like on Pat’s site as a DIARY changes DAILY (only joking, Ralph) and the site’s a nightmare to work with anyway so I don’t comment much but I do read all the replies.

PS For some reason my emojis don’t work here so you’ll just have to imagine the wee love hearts – the thought’s there but the equipment lets me down as the wife never tires of telling me!

PPS Saint, Christina knows if she needs a bed for the night I’d be happy to give her one! For some reason she never takes me up on the offer.

portpower
1 year ago

Caption:
My ball.

BornCelt!
1 year ago

Caption – And the rush from Howe and his back-up team to git ta fk away from Lawwell begins as suspicions arise he still has a say at Celtic Park. HH!

BornCelt!
1 year ago

Keano is the only option for me. Brad Pitt is only after a decent role till the engerland job is up for offer. The board must realise we are not a perfume company who needs some overpaid tart to front up the corporate image while they bash away with their right hand at their contracts under the desk while others walk away unchallanged with the company silver. HH!

1 year ago

Neil Lennon was drunk. Was wearing old training kit in the video. Does that mean its probably a year old? Does Peter know he still has the training kit he will probably get a bill now.
Once again it showed why Rodgers was the class above. He would never allowed himself to be placed in that position. Neither would have Martin. Celtic have to make the right choice. It will be done on our time. Not anyone elses.
If we defend corner kicks properly we will win on Sunday simple as.
The cheating goes on and will get worse. No way will they allow a fair game on Sunday so we have to be up for it.
Big choices for Kennedy to make.
Hopefully Jamesy makes it and ellynoussi will roast Patterson.
Time for payback, time for revenge,time to hear the laughter of our children again.
Celtic this is our time. Do it.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Pish we have all been in that state ffs….
I will always love Neil Lennon!

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

that video is horrible to watch, but its no surprise

maybe the few on here who doubted how bad the dubai drinking was can maybe start to see the truth!

celtic manager? NOPE

Honest Hoops
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

A friend of mine…yes!I have just the one..is an IT guru and the video is from 2019…

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Honest Hoops

thats why cops in carlisle are opening an investigation re covid breaches

1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

🙂

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

going for a scan today, doesnt look good

1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Sad to hear m8 he’s the one we can always rely on. So badly missed this season.
In reply to Monti
All our great managers liked a wee drink I’m sure. This to me was not becoming a Celtic manager. He looked like a tramp to start with and should have been out of there long before he got into that state.

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

though he was never going to say no to the job, problem was he was offered it

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

That’s the rub.

He should have been protected from it but the Lawless one would sacrifice anyone for his vanity.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Jimmybee,
It’s a video of a man drunk, big wowee….
It doesn’t make him a bad person does it?

You joined the pc brigade Jimmy with your rainbow laces in?

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

I wear my rainbow laces with pride having a couple of friends who are gay. They had to move away from home in the 70s due to the homophobic attacks that regularly occurred. Two great guys who came from very hard families and they couldn’t accept it.
Thankfully things have got slightly better for them and for society.
Neil Lennon if its a recent video then he is in a bad place and needs help.
But the Dubai trip and pictures of drinking by the pool as we lost the league and got kicked out the cup,would show how much the standards dropped.
Lots of stories came back that it was more of a jolly and actually done more harm than good.
My concern is Celtic I want nothing but the best, as I said Rodgers and Martin would never have allowed that to happen to them.
He was drunk but where was he in England perhaps?
A wee jolly across the border.
Thank fuck hes gone should have been last season.
We might have made history.

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Correct and yes I wear my rainbow laces.
Justice for the 96 badge also and stand with the oppressed whenever I can.
Thank fuck hes gone.

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

It’s a picture that shows why we lost the 10.
Yes I wear my rainbow laces with pride. I stand with the oppressed wherever they are. For the day that’s also in it
Justice and Truth for the 96.

Paul Mc
1 year ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

That was sad, I didn’t want to watch the video but wondered how bad it was and I felt sorry for him. To get that drunk deliberately suggests he’s an unhappy guy and hurting – and we know he’s had his demons…not sure if someone should have pulled him out of there while he was still lucid but sometimes folk just go from tipsy to hammered after a certain number of drinks. Hopefully it’s once bitten, twice shy, he maybe tries knocking the drink on the head and focusing on being a dad for the time being.

With Howe (or not), I think we’ll have a lot more clarity once McKay comes on board. Any good news should come from the new boss, not the old accountant so I can understand delay. What has to happen is an actual decision, maybe even the DoF role announced first. I think we’re bound to hear something this month though. No way can this wait till summer.

The weekend – I’m glad the game isn’t postponed as we’re on a wee roll. If Forrest isn’t fit, then we’ll have to work around that one. Apart from that, a similar team. Clothes pegs at the ready for the stench of orc sweat, go out, keep calm, play with controlled aggression, put the ball in the net as many times as possible

Owen Mullions
1 year ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Better on the piss in the street than taking the piss in the dugout.

1 year ago

Caption: The sfa call all their members to a covid meeting.

alzyerpal
1 year ago

Caption – Memories of the Klondike Gold Rush are evoked as Rangers* announce their final share issue of this season (“Good money fur the klub”) and the whole population of Larkhall rushes to buy.

Uibh fhaili
1 year ago

Armed forces day at ibrox reminded the dobs of our centenary year cup win

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption
Sunday
Police Scotland ( mounted division ) react to a tip off that someone with a timmy sounding name is heading to ibrox with a banger . Let’s hope it’s not a damp squib.

Cortes
1 year ago

Season ticket renewal frenzy as new DoF Peter Lawwell is unveiled.

Monti
1 year ago

Looks like we have found someone to pay £3.5m for Klimala…..
Good bit of business that, the player is out of his depth at Celtic football club.
Maybe we could invite his new employers over & have a socially distanced open day?

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

im surprised after my the zidane style goal i scored last night that they are not bidding 3.5mil for me….

Mike.
1 year ago

It’s Springtime, in Govan, with Alex Rae,
Govan is happy and Gay,
Just like Adolf’s Germany,
The’re marching at a frantic pace,
The @rseholes of the human race,
It’s Springtime in Govan, with Alex Rae…

Mike.
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike.

It has to be… “The charge of the Green Brigade’.

Mike.
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike.

For those of you, well TWO, who voted it down, Get it right F*ckin Up Yeh.

It has to be.. ‘The charge of the Green Brigade’.

Mike.
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike.

For those of you, well ONE, who voted it down Get it right F*ckin Up Yeh.

It’s Springtime, in Govan, with Alex Rae,
Govan, is happy and Gay,
Just like Adolf’s Germany,
The’re marching at a frantic pace,
The @rseholes of the human race,
It’s Springtime in Govan, with Alex Rae…

Puggy
1 year ago

Caption: Come on Billy once we get the Arsenal shares back we can just sign Proddies again.

1 year ago

Caption: A good looking girl is seen in Larkhall oranger

Owen Mullions
1 year ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Will never happen. No good looking huns anywhere

pilsbury dough bhoy
1 year ago

Caption:
Celtic season books, queue to the right please

Cole
1 year ago

Caption

Hammonds replacement team heading back from Donegal with Duffys like-for-like.

portpower
1 year ago

BREAKING NEWS:
John Kennedy has informed the SFA that he requires a spare set of keys for the away changing room at IOUbrox.

Douglas Park alongside with Stewart Robertson, refused to comment.

Pat Higney
1 year ago

Caption: Chaos abounds at Prince Philip’s funeral as the undertakers recruit his old carriage racing buddies to transport the coffin.

TicToc
1 year ago

Ralph, not a criticism as I know where you stand here, but an error.

“The SFA are clearly too weak to stand up to the club, and so yet again the club are getting away with with yet another misdemeanour.”

There is NO ‘club’ involved from ‘them’ South of the Clyde, just a collection of distressed assets.
No footballing history, no right to enter even the lowest level of Scottish football, (as if anything could be lower than that scum anyway). Properly registered football clubs, e.g. Spartans had a genuine claim to the spot allotted Sevco, the new huns. So, ‘lest we/they forget’, a new shelf COMPANY (Sevco Scotland Limited) not a club bought the distressed assets of Rangers FC (IA). Skullduggery went into overdrive with Regan SFA, Doncaster SPL, Green RIFC PLC, Duff & Phelps reps and SFL reps and with the agreement of Desmond and Lawwell, dreamed up the 5-way agreement and we’ve seen what’s happened since. Their scummy fans are even worse than they were……..and unopposed on Celtic PLC’s watch. I haven’t watched a game since January and nor will I. I’ve told my family that gifts bought from Celtic PLC will insult me.
The cheating of original RFC (IL) and now the new company and its affiliates have sickened me to the pit of my stomach. I’d rather sit outside on a cold, wet winter’s day having teeth pulled without anaesthetic than watch corruption unfold in front of my eyes.
For me, a life-long Celtic supporter, it’s just fucking awful, but it’ll stick unless and until that scum from Ibrox is called out and punished properly.
I can’t even crack a joke about it, it stinks THAT much.

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