Celtic Diary Friday July 16: Turn And Face The Changes

 

Rather than sit down and burble away on a daily basis about rumours and innuendo, I decided to sit back and watch events unfold, hoping to get a bigger picture of the first few weeks of the Angera. (See what I did there…I created a new word, like Shakespeare used to do when he couldn’t find his thesaurus. )

 

So although one or two of you may have been asking why the lazy fat bastard hasn’t offered up his dirge for over a week, there was a method in the madness.

 

And probably one of the best excuses for being a lazy fat bastard.

 

 

At the beginning of last season, when ten in a row was still a possibility…I think it was a Thursday….the Diary noted that the players who lifted the trophy would be entirely different from the ones who began the campaign.

 

It was obvious that some players wanted away, the club wanted others away, and youngsters were in place to be eased into the team. As usual, a lot depended on UCL qualification, and as usual, we didn’t qualify.

 

But players were persuaded to stay for a tenth title which we now know meant a lot less to them than it did to the support, even though by now most of us have come to terms with not attaining the milestone, and it didn’t hurt that much really, did it ?

 

What hurt more was the triumphalism of a new entity winning its first trophy and immediate proclamation from all around that it was their 55th, which is still 54 years away at the very least.

 

Incidentally, some of their main cheerleaders have been allowed to cash in on this mathematical phenomena , including ne of our less intrepid journalists…

 

 

 

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Matthew Lindsay
@MattLindsayHT
Going for 55: Rangers’ Journey Back To The Top Of Scottish Football by my

@heraldscotland and@glasgow_times colleague @Chris_Jack89 is out now. The inside story of how @RangersFC

went unbeaten in the Premiership in the 2020/21 season and were crowned champions.

Required reading.   
 If a journalist describes this work of fantasy as required reading, a term used by teachers all over the world to help their students understand a topic, I feel we are on the point of understanding why the quality of journalism in Scotland is at an all time low.
 Or perhaps he meant Required fact checking …as the editor clearly didn’t bother with such trivilialities
 Speaking of their relationship with the PR department at Ibrox, which has deteriorated somewhat with the news that the club/company is demanding £25,000 to ensure access to players and officials, maybe the profits from the book will go towards paying for that, as its almost certain newspaper owners will baulk at the idea, even if local editors approve.
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 Or maybe, just maybe it will mean hacks shine a torch into the darker recesses of Ibrox to throw some light on why they need the money….
 However, thats their problem, and i only mention it becuase although there is a lot of talk about Celtic pulling back a twenty five point deficit to the club/company, unless their pals at Hampden have altered the rules again, Celtic are currently above “rangers ” in the league, level on points and goal difference, but ahead alphabetically.
 The pragmatic Postecoglou knows this, and is going about the rebuild that would have happened anyway. whats different is that although the club can be accused of bringing in players that have maybe been chosen before his arrival, and yes, Dudu Duhan has provided one again, there’s little doubt that Ange had the final say.
 We needed defenders, and one or two have been supplied.
 We needed wingers, and you have to say that Duhans contribution here…Israeli international winger Liel Abada seems a little better than his usual dross, and certainly more enthusiastic….

 “I feel amazing. Celtic are an amazing club with amazing fans.

“I want to say to all of Celtic thank you for the support and I’m ready to start.

“I like Celtic and we’ll do good things together. I like to score. I like to give 100
per cent in every training session and every game.

“My fitness levels are very good. I’ve trained every day and was away with the national team. I’m ready to start.”  

 

 

The other winger brought in may be just what we needed…a new hero….

 

 

Sky Sports Football
@SkyFootball
#CelticFC have agreed a deal to sign Japan winger Kyogo Furuhashi from Vissel Kobe, the J-League club confirmed on Friday  
 This boy can play, and he’s highly rated. There’s little doubt he’s an Ange signing, and the shrewd Aussie , knowing we need a new hero, seems to have found one.
 As outlined here in a piece from a fan…..
https://t.co/2INeiFUDvE?amp=1    
 Andres Iniesta is a team mate, and he rates him, which should be good enough for anyone. And maybe Iniesta has told him about us….
…..Celtic fans showed the football world yet again that they are second to none when they provided a standing ovation for Andres Iniesta when he was substituted in the last minute of the match.
 
As Celtic manager Neil Lennon said after the game, “Our supporters are respectful of great players.”
 
And the ovation clearly moved Iniesta, who admitted that “it was emotional for me.”
 
Speaking to the official FC Barcelona website, Iniesta said of the standing ovation at Celtic Park, “It was a surprise, it was very special to feel the applause.
 
“I’m very grateful to the people who do that kind of gesture because it comes from the inside, and when it comes from the inside that’s when it’s real.
 I knew that applause would pay dividends, but I’d rather you didn’t check my thoughts at the time…..
 Swedish centre half Carl Starfelt will join a long and illustrious list of Swedish players to have graced Celtic Park, and all good Celtic sides have had at least one involved somewhere.
 Liam Shaw looks the part, though its early days, and the same can be said of Osaze Urhoghide, even if quite a few of us don;t know how to say the latter.
 Joey Dawson, a young Scunthorpe striker is in as well, though probably one for the future.
And all of this…well, you saw Ange’s reaction to another Ryan Christie cock up….
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 Christie is likely to follow Kris Ajer out of the door. Ajer will head to Brentford, earning Celtic around £15m in the process.
 With only a year left on his deal, that is tremendous business by Celtic. I’d go so far as to say we’ll be hard pushed to beat that during the whole of McKay’s tenure, but if thats anything to go by, he’s certainly quite good at this CEO malarkey.
Ajer, along with one or two others wanted out a while back, four trebles was more than enough for some players who felt they were going stale.
 We might not fully comprehend that, but it’s a fact.
 And when things go stale, it’s time to freshen it up a bit.
Not just add a badge and charge a fortune for it, but bring out an entirely new outfit….
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 We’ve started to do that, and maybe,  just maybe, the revolution has arrived.
A week ago, we had this….
Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves No10 Downing Street in his England shirt to watch England v Denmark in the semi-final of the Euro 2020 Championships.
Bognorbhoy
 7 days ago

Caption ….
Man goes to football with his name and house
number on his shirt in case he gets blootered and forgets where he lives   

 

 

We’ve all done it….

 

 

today…. something a little different….suggested by snaffo taffo on twitter…. 

 

 

 

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Does anybody have any ideas to help them ?

 

 

 

 

 

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Kris
3 months ago

“Feck that I’m a free agent if they’re deed..” Shagger,Naismith Davis et al that jumped ship during the last insolvency event.

Cesar
3 months ago

It’s not how you start but how you finish so going on the carpet it’s goat to be, “ In this world nothing is certain except Death & Taxes”.

Martin Garrity
3 months ago

Bomber Brown ‘where are the deeds of the stadium I used to play for’

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago

‘Rangers FC as we know them are dead. It’s all over. They are about to shut down for ever…They’ll slip into liquidation within the next couple of weeks with a new company emerging but 140 years of history, triumph and tears, will have ended’…James Traynor, Daily Record

Cortes
3 months ago

“ By jings, it’s a fine night for a swim. That water warm enough for you, Mr Wilton?”

Greenmaestro
3 months ago

“look Dave, I’ll give you one shiny new pound coin for the whole club”

Woof Charlie
3 months ago

Written upside down so as to be read on exiting. ‘There’s 40 mins left and we’re only one down get back to your seat.’

Cesar
3 months ago

Craig Whyte autobiography. “ Looking back I should have got the 2 pairs of sports socks, they would have lasted longer”.

BornCelt!
3 months ago

Welcome Kyogo Furuhashi ! Unfortunately Celtic Park is sold out agin’ so camera bearing tourists may no get a ticket but so long as they keep well away from Govan they should be fine. From the Land of the Rising Sun to Paradise, quite a journey! Guess Griff (LFB) may be taking his replacement bit to seriously, For U Hashi as Griff (LFB) seemed to have been indulging in For Me Pot a wee bit too much. We shall see if Ange gives him a very, very last chance. Ajeti lacks pace, but is taking up good positions. No interest in French Eddie? maybe we’ll be wanting to be Edouard for a season longer. Starting to shape up, hopefully ready for Tuesday and Sunday August 29th 12pm (sorry, on sky) where hopefully we will see the sevco roof fall in. HH!

Uralius
3 months ago
Reply to  BornCelt!

Edouard OUT!

Woof Charlie
3 months ago

a is for angry
b is for bitter
c is for c*nt

Rob O'Keeffe
3 months ago

Ange isn’t covering his eyes because of Worldclass Christie,it’s due to the colour of that bag and stretcher,it has the same effect on me.
Some quotes to help the needy.
Honest,ah um skint -Barry Fergiehun,Read my eyes,there are no crooks in the Bloohoose -Dave(Glib and Shameless).We find Dave to be a fit and proper person-Love from all at the SFA.What do mean I’m on the bench again-Salary to Peenneess.Roll up,roll up,buy my club
for a quid,of course there’s nothing dodgy about it-Sir D.Murray.We at Barcelona would absolutely love to twin with Sunny Govan-er,couldn’t find a single person to put their name to it,wonder why?…

Yoker Bhoy
3 months ago

Excited about the Kyogo Furuhashi signing as he really looks a player: two-footed, speedy, direct, full of tricks and a fine finisher. Just hope he can adapt well to the SPFL as he won’t be used to the type of thuggery that our more skilful players get subjected to week in week out.

Woof Charlie
3 months ago

In order to preserve the carpet we request that you please raise your knuckles.

charlie
3 months ago

caption wally sais we wish the new rangers football club all good fortune

charlie
3 months ago

swally sais i dont do walking away

charlie
3 months ago

they all said show liquidation the red card heh hh worked oot well that wan

charlie
3 months ago

caption 55 quotes that show the huns ur deid oan google

alzyerpal
3 months ago

Caption
John Greig (Is a bastard) – “Where do we go to collect the Cup Winners Cup?”

UEFA Rep – “In here mate, but hing oan a minute until the Ref’s finished daein a shite…”

Bognorbhoy
3 months ago

Carpet Caption
“I can absolutely guarantee referees officiating at the top level know exactly what’s at stake in the months to come. “

Iljas baker
3 months ago

Getting quite excited now with the transfer news – outs and ins. Let’s as a support give everyone a chance and not be overly critical for mistakes etc. Confidence is the oxygen of footballers. We can nourish or we can destroy. On the whole the guys we’ve signed look fine on paper, all of them have been playing and some at a good level so if it takes time for them to settle then so be it. I’m so excited that I’m starting to think that perhaps in the past I’ve been overly critical even dismissive of JK and GS. Perhaps they too will flourish under Ange. Let’s assume he’s telling the truth when he says he chose them, he wanted them. We shall see. Can’t wait to get this Celtic train rolling out of the station.

MabozzaRitchie
3 months ago
Reply to  Iljas baker

I thought oxygen was the oxygen of footballers

The Cha
3 months ago
Reply to  Iljas baker

Neil Lennon’s advice“, feck me that’s a cracker. He might only have heard about him in the past few weeks but I’m sure that’s enough to know to ignore.

Roger Mitchell was a previous SPFL head honcho who did as much as Regan etc to tackle corruption etc.

File both of these in “to be ignored”.

There’s no doubt that K&S were foisted on him, whether he didn’t want to bring his own staff or was not allowed.

Whether he wants them or not is moot, as we’re so far behind in preparations that we can’t wait to recruit better.

Broxburnbhoy
3 months ago

I see Griffiths has been cleared by police SCotland. No criminality apparently.

MabozzaRitchie
3 months ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

sell him quick before he’s a pervert again

The Cha
3 months ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

His behaviour warranted a week-long police investigation who concluded ‘no criminality’ could be proved, the same as they did for the Hun players indoors bigoted song fest.

His behaviour has brought embarrassment on the club and has seen others that ‘condone’ it ie continued employment, lose sponsorship etc.

In most responsible employers this would be a case of gross misconduct.

If we really are having a great reset then someone who contributed next to nothing to the QT and goes from feck-up to feck-up, should be got rid sharpish.

The Cha
3 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

What I mean is at other clubs where adult players have made inappropriate contact with children.

Where those clubs have done nothing in these cases then they’ve faced a backlash from their fans and sometimes loss of sponsorship from firms that don’t want to be seen aligned with such behaviour.

Bringing the club into disrepute, he’s bang to rights.

I hate Griffiths’ attitude and behaviour, not just this but his failure to get fit and stay fit and general unprofessionalism.

5 years ago Rodgers was telling him what he needed to do to get back in the team and he obviously completely ignored it.

Even this year lennon was telling him to get fit to play but he simply retorted he should be played to get fit.

That attitude was fine in the 60s for great players like the Greaves but football has changed 60 years later, where every outfield player needs to be a fit athlete.

Aside from that, he’s no Jimmy Greaves nor any of the greats from that era.

Zholtanh
3 months ago

Bomber Brown “youse buy the pies!” From the wonderful Life of Brian rip-off sermon from the marble steps

mcklintop
3 months ago

Here Wilton gaun haud that anchor for a minute will ye? Mwwwaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaahaaaaa.

Woof Charlie
3 months ago

I can only imagine Alan McGregor’s reaction to the news that a nice piece of shag pile is getting laid in the lobby.

charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

the last time mc gregor got laid the unfortunate lassie slapped him aroon efter it and he blamed timmy

Andrew Coyle
3 months ago

We get 9000 at parkhead,That mhob were allowed 15,000 to riot in George Square,looks like nothing is going to change for the Bhoys this season,I am so bored with our board.They will never stick up for us.
C O Y B I G

El Gringo Machino
3 months ago
Reply to  Andrew Coyle

They never have and they never will but 48,000 mugs still gave them the devil’s number to watch the games on the telly.

Shoulda gone to hesgoal.

3 months ago

Yokosou to Celtic Kyogo.

3 months ago

charlie, are you Furuhashi in a bong?

3 months ago

9000 allowed in next week.

Stay safe.

El Gringo Machino
3 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Drink in Brigton with yer scarf on.

3 months ago

Everybody is heading to Exmoor I hear.

charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  portpower

only oan days wae a y in the spellin port

Bgbhoy
3 months ago

Neil Lennon got a bee club yet?

The Cha
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Looks like Arbroath and Accrington have both passed, so where next, Banff or Bath?

3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

That is all well and good CS, but for now he`s just being a gobshite.

3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Neil`s blethering is pointless to me.

Bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

That’ll be a no then

bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

ive scored more goals for one of his ex clubs, does that count?

he was a ‘pro’ manager id pretty much expect him to have done more than anyone on here

doesnt mean hes any good

bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

glad to see you have went 24 hours without a racist commet, duncan mcfadden of lancashire

bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

we met all the time prior to covid and we will meet again, youll know where i am

anytime

MabozzaRitchie
3 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

does anyone give a flying about all this spaceship dung

3 months ago

Mayor of Manchester 2008..
“We’re going to need a bigger jail.”

Joe McDonagh
3 months ago

Caption: “He’s in charge of a vast business empire, his wealth is off the radar.” Pish

Pedro71
3 months ago

Ally and walter and some gullibillies called save rankers in 2012,
“We will give you our money only if it doesn’t go to the creditors “

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding
3 months ago

Carpetion

C#NTS

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding
3 months ago

Caption

Show liquidation the red card

Sink us and we’ll sink you

3 months ago

Theres a wee bit of not favouring their wanton own.Cause it`s politics, man, politics.

BornCelt!
3 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Millions are aware but fear causes the sheep to comply. Pish like the Rothschilds, Getty’s and their like are the cause with their lacky’s such as Gates and Boris, you are no wrong. Stay strong. HH!

3 months ago

Should we not be headhunting for positions that are critical, instead of advertising ?

3 months ago

Caption:
“We will support from the pavement”

Uralius
3 months ago

“Among the list of some 276 creditors left out of pocket when Craig Whyte plunged the club into a financial blackhole back in 2012 was Susan Thomson.

She was owed £40 after providing face-painting services at an Ibrox fun day – but the invoice went unpaid as the club spiralled towards disaster.” – Belfast Telegraph. Maybe we can make them the carpet. Start a go fund me.

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago

Quakers and COVID-192 Apr 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy
One Friend has passed away with COVID-19 and another is in intensive care with the illness
Huddersfield Meeting attender Philip Carlin passed away last week after suffering in intensive care with COVID-19. The retired priest was an active member of the Roots of Resistance group and regularly took part in peace vigils. Local Friends posted on the Huddersfield Quaker Facebook page: ‘We hold Philip, Jane and their family with love in our hearts and prayers.’

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago

So where do you get your info from? Don’t you realise your info is quite possibly bollocks. Until this has affected you personally then you just crack on with the deranged ranting. So people I know that work as Doctors and nurses are part of this so called scam? Really, and you believe that? Tell me what was your take on the Spanish Flu?

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago

What’s your take on Cancer? You really need to give it a rest.

bgbhoy
3 months ago

flu dropped as everyone was in the house and not passing it about?

Bgbhoy
3 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

I had it one Christmas and gave it to my dad who was minging with it too. 5 days apart.

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Do you wear a suit with a big red S on it?

charlie
3 months ago

see yon carpet it must be wanny they majic wans otherwise how dae ye win 55 titles in ten year aint huns dumb

charlie
3 months ago
Reply to  charlie

oops sorry saiz ma coontin no wit it used tae be heh heh

Uralius
3 months ago

Your-hoe-Geadey apparently. Shame really, I liked Your-hogs-hide.

Uralius
3 months ago

The Rangers football club does not exist, it is an idea in people’s minds, a myth of continuity.
Using this logic I’ve decided that the idea in my mind is we’re going for 66.

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