Celtic Diary Monday July 5: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

 

With the exception of those who were involved in the Euros, Celtic returned to training last week , and not before time.

 

The new manager began to put his mark on proceedings, and when the club released a video of him talking the players through a session, it was greeted with enthusiasm.

Certainly Ange was trying to be enthusiastic about things, and although it may be a few days or even weeks before the players get used to his ways, the early signs were encouraging.

 

Ange intstructed his players to move, to pass, to think and above all, not to give the opposition a minutes peace.

 

We get a break at half time and at full time when we celebrate , he informed his charges.

 

Sure, he was letting them know that there was no place for lollygaggers in his all action Celtic, but it does make you wonder what was going through the players minds as they listened to such revolutionary ideas as getting the ball back when you lose it, or passing quickly to a team mate….

 

Because based on last season, these ideas would have seemed revolutionary, and it beggars belief that a manager should have to point out the basics to them.

 

Then again, I suppose its easier to assume you’ve a classroom full of diddies when you start trying to teach anything,

 

 

One or two eyebrows were raised when leading lollygagger Leigh Groffiths was handed a contract extension, but with strikers at Celtic thin on the ground if not thin in the trousers, he didn;t really have a choice.

 

In fact, it was rather canny of the Australian to hand out the extension.

 

If Griffiths succeeds and becomes the player he used to be with an attitude to match, Ange has scored an early victory, and if he fails, Ange can use him as an example of the standards required by getting rid of him.

 

There are one or two additions to the squad that mean he will have at least a couple of dozen players to work with before the UCL qualifiers begin, and reallistically, thats about as much as we can hope for.

 

Quarantine rules mean that any coming in from overseas..unless its on a dinghy up the Clyde at four in the morning, mean that even if we signed Lionel Messi he wouldn’t be ready to face Midjytlland, so we’d better face reality soon.

 

 

One encouraging sign is that Celtic supporters know that this mess is not of Ange’s making, and so despite stories in the press designed to stoke up division and resentment, he will get time.

 

As long as we can see things are moving in the right direction, he’ll get all the time he needs….

 

 

Which is why the North Curve Celts were a little disappointing when they published their latest moan.

 

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The least they could have done is checked the spelling of Postecoglou.

 

All this talk of the board not doing their job needs further and deeper investigation. The club is still afloat, it hasn’t had to borrow during a global pandemic, or even sell off any of its assets….and significantly they have managed to sell 50,000 of us a product they couldn’t provide is with last season again this season, and again with no guarantees.

 

Whether we are fans of the board or not, thats a hell of an achievement in any business in any industry.

 

 

Of course there are issues that we need to take up with them, and of course they need to be reminded that they are only looking after our club for us.

 

But it’s hard to argue that from a purely business point of view, that they are failing in their duties.

 

There is one thing that I’m a little suspicious of, however, and thats the introduction of the arrangement with fan media, which would be a good thing if we could trust the board to act transparently and honestly.

 

Judging by the response from the mainstream media there’s a little bit of bitterness from those fine fellows, and a cynic-alright, me- might be temoted to think that the club are merely playing new media against old, and because there is a wonderful seduction about being linked to the high hedi yins at the club, fan media may yet turn out to be even more supine than the mainstream.

 

Football, especially Scottish football, can often be a microcosm of the real world, and in this we may be seeing the beginnings of an attempt to restrict and censor information to fans, as lets face it any board that clings onto the ide of the Old Firm brand won;t give a tin shit in a high wind about misleading its own fans if it thought there was a shiny sixpence in it for them.

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And if you think thats an ugly thought, how about this ?

 

 

Real fans, real football and a real departure from taste and credibility with the third strip this season.

 

I can help here.

 

Celtic’s colours are green and white.

 

Not yellow, black or pink.

 

when designing a kit, bear that in kind, and use the simple phrase “less is more “.

 

When you do, I’ll accept a mere 5% gross of sales.

 

And so to the last caption competition, which appeared over a week ago.

 

 

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Whitearra 

 

 No, we’re not finished yet, and no, we’re not going to the pub after  

 

That reminds me, there was a bit of a to do when ange told everyone to get a drink after the training session finished on that video. Apparently the club edited out the new man pouring several of what he called “fucking tinnies ”  into the Lennoxtown drains….

 

 

And so to todays thought provoker….

 

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I’d like to offer my apologies for the non appearance of the Diary last week, and there are many, many reasons for that, but none more poignant than the fact the author is a lazy fat bastard who struggles to stand up when he can sit down, or sit down when he can lie down.

 

 

 

 

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Binkabhoy
3 months ago

Caption: ‘A cone! A cone! My kingdom for a cone on my napper’

Tim Buffy
3 months ago

Caption. FFS, I told them not to let that eejit who made the Ronaldo statue do it.

BJF
3 months ago

Well I have decided I am so starved of Celtic Ange is a world beater and a treble beckons.
It seems strange to say but Griffiths kicks a football really well. If Thomas Muller could do that Germany might still be in the Euros. Giving him another year is OK by me.
There is a thing doing the rounds if it wasn’t for Immigration England would only have Shaw, Stones and Pickford. Jack Charlton would have had Kane, Maguire, Rice and Grealish full Irish internationals before they were 14!

BornCelt!
3 months ago
Reply to  BJF

Wish someone would hand them a history book telling them the truth before they go kissing lizzies arse. HH!

Woof Charlie
3 months ago

Caption: That’s Phil the Greek dead we can get the statue up.

Woof Charlie
3 months ago

Caption: If you’re going to mess with the establishment mind to belt up.

charlie
3 months ago

saiz you forgot the bit aboot 50 plus 1 percent german model and awe yon other jazz heh heh

charlie
3 months ago

caption thats the first image av seen ae dinah she didnae look hawf cut in

Cartvale88
3 months ago

Caption
Your da will be home soon he’s at the Square celebrating with the other zombies!

Great PR for the board that has failed dramatically in the husbandry of Celtic, no wonder many are unhappy! We should not require to smuggle anyone up the Clyde, decisions should have been made prior to Lenny going, but Lawell was probably hopin* for the class du of JPK and Strachan, who like a bad smell are still lingering on.

charlie
3 months ago

caption dinah sais wer the fooks these brats nannies

Whitearra
3 months ago

Caption : ‘Well, I only remember having two boys, so whose is the……..’

Andrew Coyle
3 months ago

Caption,prince Andrew has his new bit of art to watch and watch and watch and watch,
Dirty Rat

BornCelt!
3 months ago
Reply to  Andrew Coyle

I bottled out of saying. No off to the States anytime soon I hear. HH!

BornCelt!
3 months ago

Caption – Move along now children afore those naughty Bhoys pop over with a rope. HH!

Man in Denial
3 months ago

Caption: Diana photobombs the British Empire’s long overdue memorial to its child famine victims

Charlie Green
3 months ago

Don’t worry children, I see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Woof Charlie
3 months ago

Caption: “Wills is it true that pater didn’t want mumser’s stat in the garden?” Yes Hazzers, I believe for some strange reason he suggested George Square!”

portpower
3 months ago

…part of the furniture. If it`s the same old same old, would that make Leigh the lazy susan?

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Well the Monday after the training kit got released and Ange arrived a 5% voting share was sold to a company called Lindsell Train. That’s a swing vote. Is that Lawell’s shares?

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

107,155,065 now

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding
3 months ago

Caption

(Child on the right)

Look! A white Fiat Uno!

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding
3 months ago

Caption

But Diana….. Andrew said he’d buy us pizza

BornCelt!
3 months ago

I shouldn’t laugh, piece of pish. HH!

El Gringo Machino
3 months ago

’Wee Black Lad Tells British Royal Scum To Get Their Fuckin Hands Off Of Him’ shocker!

portpower
3 months ago

The brain is a funny thing home page fan media. Todays tomorrows right from wrong. Though with age, yesterday was the truth.

Do not be a fool to cry. An Aussie can conduct.

portpower
3 months ago
Reply to  portpower

If it was so, Rangers would have been there. Oh well then.

sevco evoke yon behavioural itch FC.

portpower
3 months ago

The transitive of Scottish Football radio, where the planting by the devil shirley was 5000 years ago.

Dave King gave away a thirty million pound potential player for 500000.

Mrs. Gilmore is a spectrum that is visible of the sitting targets of the 267.

Scheme in a wheelchair Scotland, third tier. Basically the seats still exist. There arent that many places hence. In addition, that Sir David Murray... Jesus would walk on by.

Ali Russell, come on down.

sevco its understood FC.

alzyerpal
3 months ago

Diana: Portrayed beside Charles’ son, William, Major Hewitt’s son, Harry, and Will Carling’s secret daughter, Senga Diana.

portpower
3 months ago

Caption:
And this has been lost.

portpower
3 months ago

At the moment we do not know if Ibrox is our Stadium Mr. Brown X2.

sevco fresh blow FC.

portpower
3 months ago

In a statement last night Duff and Phelps said: “Holding the event was not
considered appropriate.

Only one related party left among the conditions. Nobody has done it before.

Ashley’s loan, by which time further funding will be required. “We are aware that an alternative offer of a larger loan on similar terms was made to the company, but the board chose to accept the smaller loan from Mr Ashley.”

“As such, we ask that you carry out a full investigation with some urgency.”
The Rangers declined to comment.

sevco currently limited FC.

Hey, Papa Joe, rumbled.

Honest Hoops
3 months ago

Great article Ralph, looking forward already to next week’s one..
wink, wink

portpower
3 months ago
Reply to  Honest Hoops

Where the hem.

The Cha
3 months ago
Reply to  Honest Hoops

I hope that’s not an Ivor Biggun misprint.

Woof Charlie
3 months ago

Caption: Why did Prince Charles want the statue to be in George Square?

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

So Camilla didn’t have to source a cone of her own.

portpower
3 months ago

Caption:
Is life?

portpower
3 months ago

Brian Kennedy offered to loan Rangers £3m as an alternative to Mike Ashley’s £2m proposal but was rebuffed by the board

portpower
3 months ago
Reply to  portpower

The same is not amongst, Shug and they though. Though that Tom, making the City dance.

WASP. inheritance, and nepotism, done alright for their avoidance. They are, enough.

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  portpower

I’ll have to take up drinking again.

portpower
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

I am painting the hallway. Does the ex Scottish Manager and he Francis, that the action of writing one’s signature is one`s simple search.

portpower
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

From a slide trombone.

portpower
3 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Super jumped behind.

What did Ally say to Lennon… keep it going, we will make a fortune.

portpower
3 months ago
Reply to  portpower

We got jettied Khids.

Uralius
3 months ago

Caption: Al Fayed’s unborn daughter.

R.St.Parsley
3 months ago

Caption:
England’s Queen of Tarts

portpower
3 months ago

Someone has…

portpower
3 months ago

Pope John Paul II : ” purple stripe 1464.”
Emerald of May 1967.

Then, who does amass ?

Owen Mullions
3 months ago

Caption:
“Well, the first wan belangs tae Jug Ears, the other yin’s James Hewitt’s an’ they telt me the wee lassie’s a pal o’ Andy’s”.

Salad queen
3 months ago

I see the tinks from Dingwall, ross county have had a massive covid 19 outbreak. I’m sure the gallant sfa will impose the usual strict rules as they play Forfar this weekend in the league Cup. Will wait and see.

portpower
3 months ago

own

portpower
3 months ago

There you go, there is an alternative, Send in a smart Orangeman broadcast for words.

portpower
3 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Scotland`s pet.

Bgbhoy
3 months ago

Griffiths caught chatting up 16 year olds on Twitter.

Does our club not learn anything?

The Cha
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Please no.

What’s this about?

I don’t like the guy for obvious reasons but, if he’s sticking around, hopefully he’s keeping his head down.

Bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

It’s all over his pals Twitter

Sending pics to a 16 year old

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

FFS Griffiths OUT, (if true)

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

I’m no Twitter genius, but Leighg09 is https:// mobile.twitter.com/leighg09 and NOT our baby machine number 9.

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

https:// mobile.twitter.com/Leighgriff09/with_replies is our number 1 predator.

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

Brand new Instagram account.

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius
Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

https:// www .instagram. com/leighg09/

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

It’s hard to tell what’s true and what isn’t. I’ll tell you this much nobody wanted to send the supposed evidence to Police Scotland and a lot of them shut up when faced with a screenshot of flagstone laws. I am going to delete my Twitter account now though. Never liked that or Instagram anyway.

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

Defamation not flagstone

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

Both gone, it was only for football news anyway. Then I got embroiled defending our club by defending Griff. Never again and I’m close to ditching Facebook too.

Iancelt67
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

Italy v Denmark seems like a great final.

Bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  Uralius

It was Twitter. Someone created a fake Instagram after the fact. No surprise he isn’t in either squad today. Or is it another one if his mysterious ‘calf’ injuries

He’s a wee dirty racist cvnt

charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

bgbhoy leave it alane kid yer startin tae sound like a obsessed wee lassie if griff done ye a bad turn forgive um heh heh you know it makes sense

Bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Police now involved at the girl is 15

Forgive him? Behave yourself

charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

ar you sayin its true if you are say it and stop slabbering

Bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Aye it’s pretty obvious it’s true

3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

He must be nearly ready to knock out another sprog

The Cha
3 months ago

Soldier A?

charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

wits funny aboot sodger a actionman

Bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Do you call him Luigi too and be racist towards him you squaddie fvck?

Let’s hear your defence of the racist. Waiting on it

You’ve been proved to back the wrong horse yet again

charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  charlie

fookin ell saiz you know when to say i no nuthin //////like sargeant shultz

Bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Calling someone Luigi if they have an Italian background is racist.

Just like your hero and now sex offender Griffiths is racist singing about refugees

Bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

You not embarrassed na? That the genuine supporters among us were only a week ago expressing concern at the club giving a guy like this a new deal despite all his history?

Then plumbs like you that don’t offer anything support the guy regardless whilst hiding behind a keyboard?

And yes, you are a racist as you have used the term Luigi on more than one occasion to talk to myself or others on here, knowing we have an Italian heritage

Do us all a favour on Sunday, don’t be supporting Italy, they don’t need or want guys like you

pilsbury dough bhoy
3 months ago

Caption:
“A monument to Celtic’s defending at set pieces”

Iancelt67
3 months ago

Dodgy penalty. But they deserved to be there to be playing a less naive Italy

Woof Charlie
3 months ago

Your K may be kicking not curly Kaspar but your are a wise man. It’s coming home to Rome. Get it right up them.

Iancelt67
3 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Rebus and his erudite opinions are sorely missed

charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

a concur //a think //wit dis erudite mean heh heh

Uralius
3 months ago

Caption: If Diana was alive today she could stop all those land-mines Neymar keeps running over.

R.St.Parsley
3 months ago

Ah’m Jakey the Hun
Deedle-eedle-eedle-um
Wae ma Lambeg drum
Deedle-eedle-eedle-um
Wherever Ah go tae watch Sevco
The Peepul shout:’Hullo, hullo!’
‘There’s Jakey the Hun’
‘Deedle-eedle-eedle-um’
‘Wae his Lambeg drum’
‘Deedle-eedle-eedle-um’.

The day that Ah was born, ye know
Ma mother nearly died
She couldnae get her labour done
Nae matter how she tried
‘Cos Ah was born wae a Lambeg drum
Although that might sound barmy
And that day left ma poor auld mum
The Clyde Tunnel for a fanny.
Ah’m Jakey the Hun
Deedle-eedle-eedle-um
Wae ma Lambeg drum
Deedle-eedle-eedle-um.

Ah had an awfy childhood
But Ah suppose Ah shouldnae moan
Each time the Orange Walk came roon’
Ah’d belt oot No Pope o’ Rome
And even if the polis came
It wisnae me they’d huckle
Ah’d simply roll the trooser leg up
And tickle the right knuckle.
Ah’m Jakey the Hun
Deedle-eedle-eedle-um
Wae ma Lambeg drum
Deedle-eedle-eedle-um.

Ah was the school’s worst pupil
Thick even for a Hun
The only thing Ah learnt for sure
Was when the Boyne was won
Ah couldnae read or dae ma sums
Tae save ma f*ckin’ life
But Ah know nae titles plus just one
Adds up tae fifty five.
Ah’m Jakey the Hun
Deedle-eedle-eedle-um
Wae ma Lambeg drum
Deedle-eedle-eedle-um

Wherever Ah go tae watch Sevco
The Peepul shout:’Hullo, hullo!’
These days Ah’m proud tae tell Tims
Ah support the Raynjurz but which club?
Ah mean it’s easier for you
Youse huvnae goat a choice o’ two
But me? Ah’m Jakey the Hun
Deedle-eedle-eedle-um
Wae ma Lambeg drum
Deedle-eedle-eedle-um.

charlie
3 months ago

3-1 tae the good guys the guy luongo for sheff won the afc asian cup wae ange as manager

charlie
3 months ago

2 nuthin tae denmark tonight then the fun starts heh heh

charlie
3 months ago

goodness me yon lassie pitchside oan stv looks like the tango man lookin in a majic mirror heh heh

Bgbhoy
3 months ago

Sent home in disgrace

Kinda makes a mug of the mugs on here who continually back this cretin

Once a scum bag always a scumbag

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

It didn’t take the vile cretin long to shite on the manager and supporters as I suggested he would less than a week ago. A selfish cretin that should have been booted years ago.

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

A moron employed by a club run by morons.

charlie
3 months ago

a know henk tell bgbhoy tae straighten up afore he ends up in court

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago
Reply to  charlie

The only one that’s going to end up in court is that selfish little scumbag Griffiths.

charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

who wis and wit fur slabber

charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

takes wan tae no wan hen

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago

Are the Danes going to bring (it’s coming) home the bacon or are the purveyors of gammon going to fvck it up?

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago

Have you ever seen such a bunch of diving, cheating arseholes as these English tossers. Kane and Sterling should be embarrassed. Was 10 Downing Street controlling VAR? Ach well, the Azzurri will just have to inflict maximum pain on that nation of gammon arseholes on Sunday evening.

charlie
3 months ago

see yon english thur like the zombies wen they need a penalty they get wan heh heh but theyl need mer than that again el papas eleven ha ha ha ha canny wait fur sunday//////////////////pine apple in the mornin then laugh at churchils churchilians in the evening aint fitba grand

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