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Celtic Diary Saturday May 15: The Real Brown Legacy

Nothing changes does it ?

 

The new CEO, Dominic McKay met with supporters and online media people last week, and the upshot seems to be firstly, he hasn’t got a plan in place at all, and secondly, he might as well get Bob Geldof to be the face of season book sales when they finally get round to telling us that they are on sale.

 

 

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At the forum, Mckay explained that a £200 reduction in book price would cost the club millions and affect player recruitment, in one sentence dashing any hope we had that his reign would be anything different than the previous incumbents.

 

In fact, this clip of McKay made me wonder if Lawwell is still pulling the strings…

 

 

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The Green Brigade placed Palestinian flags around the ground ahead of the game with St Johnstone, provoking a furious statement from the club accusing them of taking the piss.

 

Right idea, wrong time would have been a better view for the board to take, and at least show that they still have some opinions that match the core values of the club, but then again PR was never their strong point.

 

 

 

 

Which leads me to yet another failure, something i deliberately left out of the appraisal of Scott Brown the other day.

 

 

And no one, surprisingly, picked up on it.

 

 

Brown has now played his last game for Celtic at Celtic Park. He gave us fourteen years, led us to a second nine in a row and many other triumphs, and gave us some great memories.

 

Yet one thing he did, and its something no one else in world football has ever done , nor is likely to do, is lead Celtic to four consecutive trebles.

 

Twelve consecutive domestic trophies in four years. Or  660 if you use the same formula as the Ibrox PR machine.

 

When we look back on this achievement, and we’ll have to do it ourselves, as the media have all but airbrushed it out of history, we’ll perhaps then appreciate just how difficult it was to do it.

 

 

Or, we could perhaps mention it a little more now…..

 

 

Incredibly, the club haven’t released any commemorative merchandise, which shows that they are prepared to bank on the emotional attachment of supporters as the core income, when millions of pounds could be earned by simply cashing in on what we should be cashing in on.

 

The board have again showed that they really haven’t got a clue about how to run a business, but then again, given that its just a hobby for them, we really shouldn’t expect anything else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Salad queen
1 year ago

How very true. I was reading a story about the great Jimmy McGory from nearly 100 years ago. Come another century future Tim’s will be conversing about the legend Scott Brown.

Mike.
1 year ago

I agree with your sentiments Ralph and Scott Brown fully deserves every recognition for his Celtic history making career. When Celtic was Founded in 1887, it was as a direct consequence of “An Gorta Mor”, 1845-52. Why they refer to it as “The Great Hunger” I will never know, for there was nothing ‘Great’ about it. I’m sure that I read somewhere that today’s game against Hibernian that the Celtic team will wear a special “An Gorta Mor” memorial badge, In recognition to our Irish roots. Over the years Celtic have worn this special badge to raise thousands of pounds for the Celtic Foundation and contributed to the “Celtic Graves Society” and towards the memorial to this tragic event. The board rightly gets stick for the many things that they get wrong, but, in this respect they have absolutely got it right. I look forward to watching the team come out wearing their “An Gorta Mor” memorial badges.

Mike.
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike.

Yes, that is quite right, as you know there is Famine Memorials all around the world where the Irish diaspora settle. Tomorrow the 16th. Michael D Higgins will lead the commemoration in Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin.

SteveNaive
1 year ago

Season Tickets are ‘on sale’ again… whether you like it or not… they automatically renewed on the 7th May.
Another scenario at Dons is that Glass makes an arse of it and the assistant is given the job.
I respectfully suggest that the Palestinian flags ( the GB skull logo excepted) was the right gesture at exactly the right time.

BornCelt!
1 year ago

It’s a rat-trap and you’ve been caught. McKay? is he a puppet same as you gif? Hand picked by Lawwell who had ducked the firing line and has hand picked the new CEO and the next manager. Yes, he wants our hard-earned cash, forgetting the £300 millions plus he should have bent over backwards to ensure we grabbed, but all narcissic idiots need their spoilt backsides spanked and kicked out as they really feel entitled and in their insanity feel they can do no wrong as they mistake themselves for the superior being and weaker mortals forget to remind them of their responcibilites. Anyhoo, great words RM and lets hear it for Broony. There will be others but not many. We attract both the good, Brooney, and the bad, Lawwell, and the downright ugly, also Lawwell. Many changes coming and hopefully Brad Pitt has a pair to match Broony’s and will determine how the squad goes on and is a winner and hopefully we have not seen the last of Scott Brown. Thank you Legend! HH!

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

Willie Collum’s nearly as big a cvnt as Lawwell.

TicToc
1 year ago

Willie Collum’s a fukkin idiot.
Lawwell’s a fukkin snake.
No comparison, Henke.

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Celtic as a club has slumped to the lowest level, the game today says it all. Dire in the extreme, players that are past their sell by date, a guy that is clueless as manager, picking his nose as he watches. Turned off as I cannot watch this erzatz mob. Gollum as usual piss poor but that is really not relevant
Yes Mike the club can wrap itself in the “An Gotta Mort”, but would “would give us your fxxx money” not be more apt?

Mike.
1 year ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Boards come and go, they are not the club, the support is the club. We can be unhappy – raging at how this season has progressed. But we can look back in time and remember the pain and suffering of those who went before us and the reasons why the club was founded, that to me is more important than those that sit in the Celtic park comfy seats and their hands held out greed.

SteveNaive
1 year ago

Why was my comment not shown ?
Was it the word “ arse”
Was it the word “Palestinian “
Or was it because I said I respectfully disagree with your point on the display ?
Pravda ?
This seasons Celtic are dead.
Long live Celtic.

SteveNaive
1 year ago

Or the bit about the Season Tickets already automatically renewing as of 7th May

Devoy45
1 year ago

I congratulate the team playing out of Ibrox on their first trophy and league title. They won handily and easily, with an especially good defensive record. Steven Gerrard now needs to ask himself a few things. Will the people who do his Covid tests be able to help him again next year? Will the Scottish Government continue to grant his team and fans special privileges both inside and outside Ibrox? The Scottish media will continue to do his bidding, as they have done for every Ibrox manager since football began in Scotland. Will match officials still refuse to hand his club red cards, whilst awarding them record numbers of penalties for and none against? Incredible. His lovely fans will be coming back yet it’s quite clear he does better without them. Likewise, our fans will be coming back and it’s clear we do much better with them. Also, our fans will let the MIBs know when they feel they are cheating. So Stevie, enjoy your short-lived success. Everybody helped you stop our 10 in a row, including our own club officials and players! Next year will be different. Invincible by the way includes both cups! If you want to study invincible. look at our four trebles in a row! Again, I congratulate Sevco/Newco on their first well-earned silverware! For Gerrard, one trophy of 9.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Devoy45

PISH

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Devoy, I thought that was excellent.
Is Monti giving the pish, or taking it?
Not always easy to tell, but I still rate him as a proper Tim.

charlie
1 year ago

goodness me plod hav abandoned auld glesga toon tae the zombie superspreaders ……a hope thur still gettin paid thur overtime

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

Covid (including the Indian variant) becomes almost unrecognisable as dangerous versus the Glasgow (South of Clyde) virus, newhun2012 which is being allowed to infect us without vaccine nor any attempt by Police Scotland to bring the imposter/infiltrator/insurgent/insane/inane/insufferables to account? WHY????? Ditto the SNP (Scotland Needs Proddies?)
PS my SNP (proddy) thing was just a weak attempt at humour.
I’ve known many wonderful Celtic FC supporters from the Protestant fraternity (as opposed to Masonic Brothers) and remember fondly that The Lions were well represented there too.
Simpson, Gemmell, Wallace and Auld, if memory serves me well. Not to add a CERTAIN manager!

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

An’ I just thought the site was working okay…..when…..”Afa” rears it’s inane fukkin skull…….

charlie
1 year ago

watchin the fa cup final a thought see if they had VAR in jockistan would sevco ever win a game heh heh aint zombies cheats who should enjoy it whlie they can cause weel be back

Monti
1 year ago

Congratulations to Brendan Rodgers & Leicester City!

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

monti brendan left celtic fur mer money same as any us would do …,,,,,,,,,,god bless um fur the good times he gave us ,,,,,,,,,,,,

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

Monti, agreed.
‘charlie’ FFS drap yer pal Lawwell, he DROVE Brendan out and he’s scum below the sewers of Glasgow, a taint on our Club. ADMIT IT, charlie, he’s a well-worked fukkin snake.

Puggy
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

My initial anger at his premature departure is tempered by the fact that geniuses often only see things quicker than the rest of us and he saw what was coming.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Not bad for a guy who ‘ran from rangers’

Charlie saiz once again been shown to be an absolute muppet

Also not posting as they celebrate. Interesting

Monti
1 year ago

Celtic football club, the thing i love & care so much about, has broken my faith.
I will say it again, not one penny will i spend on anything Celtic until the board leave, i’ve had it!

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

bye

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

what’s that Charlie, you turning on your own?

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

oor people before us went through harder times so naw a jeest dont agree wae a quitter say it aint so monti yer better than that COYBIG

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, You’ll Never Walk Alone there.
charlie, I regret to say you will (walk alone).
Yer ‘pal’ Lawwell, “a Celtic fan from the schemes”, is a fukkin traitor.
DO NOT make your good self join him, you are seriously better.
I am genuinely scared of what I’ll do when I come face to face with Lawwell.
It WONT end well for him, I guarantee. My eyes are peeled, as they’ve been
pierced by pins until I chose to stop watching after the new huns game at CP in January.

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

tic toc okey dokey ide tell ye tae stoap slabberin but me and you ur better than that

James
1 year ago

I see you’ve finally stopped telling us Eddie Howe will be unveiled

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  James

stop readin the daily rectum and dry yer eyes hen if celtic say its howe well it will be howe

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago

I hope the orange bastard of a football club is made to foot the bill for the mayhem that is going on in Glasgow throughout today and this evening. Mr Lawwell must be a happy chappy this evening. After all, he’s one of the founding fathers of this new lowlife, vermin monstrosity that he helped create. Lawwell, you are an utter cvnt.

TicToc
1 year ago

Now yer talkin’ henke, sorry I can’t vote you ‘up’ (nor down) as my browser(s) aren’t allowed by spyware like Google.

charlie
1 year ago

goodness me henk you got a thumbs doon fur that a think gringos back heh heh

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

haud oan and al straighten it up heh heh

Monti
1 year ago

Scott Brown: Thanks for everything sir, a warrior in Hoops & a serial winner, a leader of men & auite simply, you graced the Hoops, that is all we ask!
Good luck to you & your family going forward Scott!

* Tracey will be proud of you Scott, your loss was our loss, god always be at her side!

All the best Broony!

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, I felt then, and now, the loss of Scott’s sister affected his career with us and yet he STILL leaves us a legend. The scum used it, as they do, as a weapon.
There is nothing lower on Earth than the scum of the scum, except perhaps for unrestrained vermin scum like zionists, backed by the UK and US. “U” is becoming a veritable scum vowel only surpassed by the consonant Z in zionism.
TAL (but I’m becoming impatient!)

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

am wae tic toc

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

am wae monti

Monti
1 year ago

Tic Toc, cheers comrade, i don’t think i’ve ever been so disconnected to Celtic as i am today.
It makes me sad to feel this way.

Board out!

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, I’m losing connection too, to THE CELTIC I loved, Mhan and Bhoy.
Sadness, perhaps, is an under-statement. However…….
I watched my wee grandson play this morning, he played really well, but his team got cuffed.
He’s the wee mhan whom started (after copying some nutter grandad?) screaming GREEN – CELTIC, YEEAAAAHHHHHHHH! He did this from about 3 years old and still today. (I’m still trying to identify the ‘culprit’ and give him The Freedom of Derry!)
HH Big Fella, hard times, unacceptable times, times for improvement. (“change” is not accurate enough) .
We’ll always be Tims……that’s for sure……..but we’re supporters, NOT customers.

charlie
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

am wae tic toc and monti but ile never starve celtic no matter who is bossin it ../////////////same as ma grandas

BroxburnBhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

Right Charlie the club is bigger than all of us. The club has to survive and thrive. The board, the players, the managers etc will come and go and some will be good, some great and some wanting. We had an exceptional spell of dominance and the quadruple treble as part of another nine in a row. There had to be a really bad year at some point. Now we have a new CEO – jury is out on that and will have a new manager as well as I expect a clear out of players who want to be elsewhere. Let’s see what next year brings. Broony is a Celtic legend and a faithful servant to the club. I wish him well for his next chapter.

Uralius
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

Unfortunately Charlie you won’t be doing your job. You see a football club is a cycle of money and checks and balances. The board holds the manager accountable, the manager hola the team accountable, the players hold the supporters accountable and the supporters hold the board accountable. It’s your main job as a supporter to hold the board accountable by reducing or completely cutting out your financial support of the club.

charlie
1 year ago

am no wan fur conspiracy theories but a think gringo the wee sausage is oot celebratin

charlie
1 year ago

ralph it wis never gonny last forever so now we rebuild and cum back better than ever its in oor dna COYBIG

charlie
1 year ago

the zombies and plod turned auld glesga toon intae belfast ae the 70s shame disnae cover it

charlie
1 year ago

the zombies and the huns ar fighting over who believes in 55 and who disnae /////the wans wae hawf a brain know ye know heh heh

charlie
1 year ago

efter watchin the vidios ae yon zombies beatin the shit oot each other tonight the young tims are puttin oan the connor face and saying //////who the fook ur they diddies heh heh

charlie
1 year ago

yon zombies surrendered pretty darn quick when plod decided enough wis enough ha ha ha ha aint hun s no the cleverest or bravest ha ha ha ha

charlie
1 year ago

see if you could collect the ammount a fat yon zombies loast today runnin away fae plod we could maybe block the ozone layer heh heh aint it time yon zombies learned aboot dieting

R.St.Parsley
1 year ago
Reply to  charlie

Huns and carnage, huns and carnage
Come together to cause covid damage
This I tell you brother
You can’t have huns without some bother.

Huns and carnage, huns and carnage
City centre sprayed in pish and garbage
Ask your local PC
And he will say there’s nothing to see.

Try try try to spot a clean hun
It’s an illusion
Try try try to tell one about soap…
…Hunnish confusion!

Huns and carnage, huns and carnage
There’s more brain cells in a field of cabbage
Hun dad told hun mother
“You’re a hun and I’m a hun”
“We’re both as thick as one another”.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

Brilliant.

Cortes
1 year ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

Terrific! Many thanks.

charlie
1 year ago

efter yon disgraceful behavior should yon zombies be barred fae european fitba sinn die a think so not because a gie a fuck jeest because a think it would be funny heh heh aint huns as dumb as fook

charlie
1 year ago

yon zombies got a section 14 against thum tonight wits the chances they get sumdy tae add 14 tae 55 and end up 69ing each other heh heh aint huns strange

Mike.
1 year ago

620 games for Celtic and many titles and trophies, Scott Brown was a wonderful Celtic captain, you look around and wonder who will take the captains armband now that Scott has left for the sheep. There’s not many candidates around. WGS tells of when he signed Scott, he had pondered his signing over months, then he made his move. Browns versatility has been one of his greatest strengths, adapting his game as he got older, from attacking midfielder to defensive mid. For me, he always led from the front, a true captain, no matter how much experience a player has, age will always catch up with you. I look back at past Celtic captains like big Billy, a Celtic titan, he had other fabulous Celtic players beside him, they set the bar for others to aspire to. I look at some other legendary Celtic players that never had the honour to lead the team, they all had Celtic at their core. Look forward, remember the past, we will rise again.

Monti
1 year ago

I’ll say it again, the board has to be forced out, if anyone thinks the clubs issues are going to disappear with the appointment of a new manager, then think again.
The days of being treated with contempt by the board is gone.

We could appoint Pep Guardiola tomorrow & would not give two fks, this board ran a world class manager out the door, while they line their own pockets & the team goes backwards in quality.

So don’t let them away with it, take action, peacefully, constructively & meaningfully.

They have to go!

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Relief for me the season is over.

Hopefully see the back of the likes Griffiths, Kennedy etc

Be great to have a real manager again, professional in every sense of the word. Not coming to training stinking of beer etc

Onwards and upwards

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Bgbhoy, aye m8 horrific season in every possible way.

Charlie Green
1 year ago

Well done to all the non-Sevconians who voted for the SNP as thay will clamp down on any sectarian behaviour. Oh. wait a minute…

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Charlie Green

Yep, while the Scottish branch of the red tories continue to nurture the Orange vote. Unionists by name, arseholes by nature. Keir Starmer …..lol.

1 year ago

bbc.co .uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-57133503

‘The first minister added: “In normal times, the violence and vandalism and the vile anti-Catholic prejudice that was on display would have been utterly unacceptable.’

vile anti-Catholic prejudice” never heard that before and hopefully a permanent change to call it out as a result of pressure.

Disappointingly then talks about the old trope “only a minority”.

1 step forward…

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Long over due, but she had to call it out and the sooner they drop the ‘minority’ pish, we might just actually get somewhere. As for that vile organisation in Govan, they should be handed a 12 month ban from the game and forced to pay for every bit of expense that ‘celebration’ cost the Council Tax payers of the City, as well as the struggling businesses that had to close their doors to enable the hatefest to run its course. I’ve heard some calling them animals…… sorry, animals do not behave like that shower of subhuman scum.

Charlie Green
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

What did she mean by “In normal times…”? So it is acceptable in these times which are not “normal”.

Charlie Green
1 year ago
Reply to  Charlie Green

I know, I know but they are just words. They knew when, where, and who and they still had no stomach to do anything about it. Talk about protecting the front line workers in the NHS! It’s ok though, Yusaf “blasted” them.

SteveNaive
1 year ago

World War Z. in there yesterday. We must fight hard never to become like them.
St Parsley… genius.
Henke’s… good post.
Monti… season is finished, Board are hopefully finished. We’ll come again.

portpower
1 year ago

You can only celebrate what you achieve.
Sevco Scotland (aka The Rangers FC) achieved their first league title.

The Rangers engraved on the trophy. All else is falsus.

portpower
1 year ago

Could someone please proxy for me and put a message into the suggestion box.

Dear Dominic,
could you please consider employing Jim Spence as our Public Relations Officer.

Kind regards: portpower.

Monti
1 year ago

Gringo talks a lot of sense & he does make a lot of good points.

Now go & shine your blood stained medals!

Monti
1 year ago

Peter Lawwell, did you enjoy the ‘ celebrations ‘in Glasgow at the weekend?
That’s what moving on looks like Peter.

Just leave the club.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago

You’ve got a fvcking cheek accusing anyone else of being a moon howler with the utter sh1te you have tried to spout on this

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Doesn’t beat basically every post you’ve ever done. You are the guy that has to exile himself due to the whole site turning on you. More than once.

Bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Gringo wasn’t sitting in his loft ‘ready for war with iran’ moon howler

Gringo wasn’t sitting in his loft raging as an ex manager took Celtic to 7 from 7 trophies moon howler

Gringo doesn’t think Griffiths is better than Moussa or Eddy moon howler

Gringo didn’t post unwavering support for a clown manager (deila or Lennon take your pick) moon howler

Gringo doesn’t come on here proud of his involvement in the British army moon howler

Gringo didn’t vote brexit moon howler

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