For one reason or another, the Diary hasn’t appeared for over a week, and the comments section seems to have descended into a bit of a pit.
I’ve cleaned it up a bit and would like to apologise to anyone who may have had comments removed. Thats because one particular poster had so many removed that others may have been caught up with the broom.
I’ll try to keep an eye on things a bit more.
This page is supposed to be a wee bit of light relief from the usual stuff that does the rounds, occcasionally serious, and occasionally even informative.
But it’s not the place for anyone who has a desire to vent their own frustrations. There are people you can phone for that.
So, what’s been happening since I threw a tantrum and locked myself in my room for a week after Celtic gave “rangers ” the now traditional head start and forgot to join in the scoring ?
Another, more dramatic rebuild.
We now have the players that the manager wants and we now have rid of those who don’t want to be here. If you don;t count Jullien, but we’ll have to wait until he’s fit before he gets his ticket out of dodge.
Which might be some time.
Oh, and Ajeti, who no one wanted when Lennon bought him.
Probably not even Lennon.
Hopefully, though, Ange will stick with the those who have done him proud, and ease new bhoy Liam Scales in gently. There is no room for error now, with two defeats already out of just four games.
At Ibrox, he stuck with Christie and Edouard even though both players were going anywhere that would have them, which ultimately bit him in the bottom.
Surely he must have been fed up of them checking their text messages during the pre match team talk ?
In their place come players who want to be here, and unlike previous windows, only one loan..and there’s an option to buy there.
The others were all first team regulars, and even star players, such as Giakoumakis and Fuhruhashi.
For roughly what was raised by offloading Christie, Celtic got the top scorer in the Eredivisie….and despite fears that the big three Dutch clubs may have ignored him, it’s worth remembering they ignored Henrik Larsson at one time as well.
And he played for one of them.
He signed from VVV Venlo, who have reverted to their original name of Venlo since sacking the guy who answered the phones with a stutter.
The aftermath of the Ibrox loss was quite bizarre.
With only Steve Clarke’s Scotland to suck the life out of supporters, you’d have thought that the media would have taken the opportunity to praise the resilient champions, with Steve Gerrard et all splashed all over the papers, and with criticism fired at an out of his depth new Celtic manager.
Thats how it usually goes, but it seems that the £25,000 demanded for access by the Ibrox PR team was too much for even the staunchest of newsmen, if thats the right term for what they do.
Throw in their DUP associated head of PR, and there was a notable change in attitude towards their favourite club/company.
Especially when their fans started up with their tunes.
The Famine song got an airing, which has led to arrests on charges of racism, unless you happen to work for the BBC, who described it as sectarianism.
That led to the usual cries that Celtic fans sing racist songs as well, though I cant think of any.
Dennis Nilsson must be kicking himself. If only he’d asked his lawyer to point out to the judge that other people go on mass murder sprees as well.
The hordes can;t seem to get their heads around the simple legal issue that of you break the law, and get caught, you will be charged. And thats that.
Why they continue to sing such ditties is beyond rational thought.
Does their hate burn so fiercely that they are willing to risk arrest and punishment ?
When the song first hit the charts, Jim Traynor, who, maybe not surprisingly, went on to be Ibrox media guru, wrote this….
Effectively asking why a section of society was concerned about large crowds prone to violence were demanding that they “go home”
Little wonder the sore festered….
And out came the old debate that the it’s all down to separating kids at four or five and sending them to different schools.
Even the Times of London..under it’s regional banner… managed to find someone to give that argument an airing….