Celtic Diary Thursday September 9: Drawing Back Their Bow

International football involvement has once more given the Celtic medical staff a chance to earn a few quid by putting in some overtime.

 

Kyogo Fuhruhashi limped/hobbled/was taken away by paramedics (depending where you read it ) after picking up a knock/ broken leg/life threatening injury whilst playing for Japan.

 

 

 

 

Former Japan manager Takeshi Okada said;

 

 

“It would have been far better for both Kyogo and the team if he had been played in the middle instead of being stuck on the left wing.

“Why play him on the left side anyway? Celtic will be angry that their player has been injured in this game.

“That would concern me about his future use in the team if his club thinks he might get injured and we have to hope the extent of the injury is not too bad.

“I hope he is used properly as a central striker in the next games.”  

 

 

Taking off his jacket, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou said

 

Is he having a pop at me ?

 

 

Postecoglou, of course, played Kyogo on the wing against “rangers “, until common sense prevailed and he put him back in the middle.

 

 

It’s not clear whether our Japanese bhoy will be ready to face Ross County on Saturday, but the highland sides boss will hope he isn’t. not because he’s likely to add to his already impressive goal tally, but because McKay has form for expressing unique and controversial views on an individuals background.

 

 

Which, of course, was just banter…. as he explained in 2014

 

 

“Out of 10,000 text messages out of someone’s phone, I sent three. That being the case, looking at them, they are completely unacceptable and inappropriate; for any offence caused I sincerely apologise. That’s something I did and there is no excuse for that. I did it in a period when I was under immense pressure and stress in terms of the relationships that were not going too well at my football club at the time,” Mackay told Sky Sports. “I’m a manager, I’m a leader of people and it shouldn’t have happened. But I am a human being and I made a mistake. I am no racist, I am no sexist, I am no homophobe and I’m not antisemitic. It’s the people that don’t know me that I have to convince. 

 

 

 

Er, most people don;t have to publicly announce that  …

 

I am no racist, I am no sexist, I am no homophobe and I’m not antisemitic.  

 

 

Mind you, when he said that, he did rule himself out of the running for a job at Ibrox.

 

 

 

The Diary mentioned that there were few, if any, negative Celtic stories despite the relatively poor start to the season, and a couple have appeared, although they are a little more subtle than what would normally be expected.

 

 

Kris Ajer, who joined Brentford…which sounds more like an all american hero from fifties pulp fiction,

( Brent Ford lit a cigarette, and surveyed the dame in front of him. Slapping her briskly across her cheek, he warned her to make sure supper was ready the next time he came home from work, Adjusting his hat, he ordered her to bring the kids downstairs so he could teach them some manners before they sang the Star Spangled Banner and said prayers )

 

claims he wasn’t challenged enough at Celtic, which is odd for someone who never made any position his own, and largely spent four years waving his arms around before tackling the wrong forward.

 

“I think it is natural when you play a little too many matches at a level that is not high enough.

“I have incredible respect for the Scottish league, there are many great teams there, but there will be a little too many matches where I am not challenged enough.

“I will definitely be in the Premier League, so I probably think the Premier League is not possible to complain about.”  

 

 

Celtic haven’t won away in the league since February, and as I recall, he played in most of those games.

 

 

 

Still, a record like that will help him adjust to life with Brentford as the dead cat bounce of EPL football flattens.

 

 

 

The Sun joined in the pile on….

 

ODSONNE EDOUARD’s move to Crystal Palace was the least popular transfer of the summer, according to a new survey. 

 

 

So what ?

 

Crystal Palace, who should i ever attempt to publish the Brent ford story above, will be the name of the dame, hardly have any fans, so any survey will be weighted against them.

 

 

No doubt there will be a Ryan Christie/Bournemouth story soon, probably from the French complaining about his shots entering their airspace.

 

 

 

Elsewhere, and perhaps the most bizarre story this morning features a team in north west England, Oldham Athletic…. the Oldham times reports;

 

 

OLDHAM Athletic have been accused of trying to “divide the fan base” after the club announced the suspension of season ticket sales and matchday ticket sales for the next two games.

Latics say their decision was taken following meetings with local authorities, including Greater Manchester Police, in light of recent protests and plans for future protests against the club’s ownership.

Two home games have been disrupted by fans’ action – with tennis balls thrown onto the pitch forcing the Carabao Cup clash with Accrington Stanley to be halted in the fifth minute, while a pitch invasion in the second half of Saturday’s defeat to Barrow at Boundary Park caused both teams to temporarily leave the field of play.

As a result, despite a full season played behind closed doors because of Covid-19 in 2020/21, the club have chosen to restrict tickets for Saturday’s trip to Leyton Orient to Season Card holders only – in person from the ticket office, between 10am and 4pm tomorrow (Thursday) and between 10am and 3pm on Friday, on a one ticket per card basis – while Leyton Orient officials will inform the club on Friday whether a pay-on-the-day facility will still be in place.  

 

 

There’s a bit of a to-do in the town, with the current owner not overly popular, and it seems his plan to win the hearts and minds of locals is to ban them from buying tickets.

 

 

English football will eat itself, and the waste left behind won;t be pretty.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, a business opportunity has opened up for some of us over in the United States…..

 

 

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When I think of all the money that’s slipped through my fingers……

 

 

 

Yesterday….. we had this….

 

 

Neil Doncaster | Our People | UCFB

 

 

 

TicToc

 

Caption: Dungcaster? “Before we get down to basics like hand-shakes an’ a’, er, em, Whit school did ye go tae?”  

 

 

 

And today….

 

 

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Michael Annis
11 days ago

Caption.
don’t give me that dying swan act. You’re going to school!!!

Monti
11 days ago

Caption: ” pass me the hoover dear “

Morto
11 days ago

Caption – I’ve just cleared out Griffs locker, what do you want doing with these?

R.St.Parsley
10 days ago
Reply to  Morto

Yankwell’s sperm bank!? You’d have to be a bit of a tosser to fall for that. Looks like there’s some master baiting going on there to fool the gullible. Still, each to his onanist devices. I’ve been supplying Seaman & Cummings for years and I’m sticking to them!!!

henkesdreadlocks
11 days ago

Caption……..

Four hing oots at the bar, an alternative view.

Monti
11 days ago

I heard you like to hang out in gay bars?

Bgbhoy
11 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Hard enough getting him into a bar never mind a gay bar

It’s his birthday soon, I think he should take us out to celebrate?

Bgbhoy
11 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Betis home game be the earliest I can get over if you fancy it? Last time I was at a game was Hamilton away January 2020. Mental.

Dziekanowski's nightclub child
11 days ago

Comment: the new Scottish media ballet shows how they bent over backwards to help the Sevco

Damian Gallagher
11 days ago

Meanwhile the queue to receive a backbone grows, due to the amount of press reporters waiting to obtain theirs. In the hope that they can highlight racism towards Irish Catholics in certain clubs and sections of society in Scotland.

The Green Machine
10 days ago

Or even what the vac cine is doing to people …

Tim Buffy
11 days ago

CAPTION. “You’re supposed to take the clothes off before you hang them up to dry.”

Bognorbhoy
11 days ago

Caption …
the new intake of referees are taught his to bend over backwards to help the ringers…

R.St.Parsley
11 days ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Oops! Should have read this before I did my caption!

BJF
11 days ago

To be fair Ajer is only saying what we all say most seasons, …..well except last!

Tony Carlin
11 days ago

FFS! Who farted?

shootthum furapassback
11 days ago

Change the way you look with our new head to toe body suit.

Cesar
11 days ago

Hannibal the Cannibal sequel Kebab promo poster fails to get film regulators approval on the grounds of bad taste.

uibh fhaili
11 days ago

hanging out on the bars when the horse is vaulted

Cartvale88
11 days ago

Caption
I heard Randy Andy is visiting, the dying swan act will work?

The media are in meltdown re the rascism spewing from the Ibrox mob, statements from fantasy fans claiming to be the good guys being highlighted, but no one is named in their ‘Anyone, Everyone’ crap.
The Scots Police that are now the Keystone cops cannot find the perpetrators that chanted the ditty called ‘the famine song’ never mind the majority at the last game.
Krankie has to realise that Independence vote is drifting as she sits atop of the steaming pile of doodo , as the Billy Boys Club and journos prattle on about sectarianism and whitabootery.
Kyogo will probably miss the County game but there is enough fir power to put them to bed.

John E Mitchell
11 days ago

Caption – Asda attempt to become more ‘eco-friendly’, by selling their free range chickens unpackaged.

Kevin McKenzie
11 days ago

The SFA/SPFL bending over backwards to help the orks at Ibrox

Cortes
11 days ago

Caption: Brentford cheerleaders practice the “Ajer flop like a big lassie after being robbed” move.

greenmaestro
11 days ago

Just me, sperm bank, Yankwell?

“Yankwell?”
“Well he produced a bucket load of sperm.”

R.St.Parsley
11 days ago

Caption:
New intake of female referees practise bending over backwards for Sevco games.

Cesar
11 days ago

This caption photo is a fake. When have you ever seen 4 burds dancing and nae handbags in sight?

CarlJungleBhoy
11 days ago

Caption: This is what Jeffrey Epstein offered Prince Andrew, when he asked for two pairs of pliers to fix his leaking tap. (ballet aficionado joke)

George Lazenbhoy
11 days ago

Caption: new SFA recruits put through their paces ahead of first meeting with rangers

10 days ago

Caption…
Farm Labourer claims for unfair dismissal.
Quoted in this weeks ‘Taxidermy for Dummies’, Fermer Mike says he hud tae fire the ferm labourer as the Dying Swans hudnae finished dying yet and they still hid thur Fluckin tutus oan. How am ahh meant tae smoke them noo”.

Gary Hughes
10 days ago

Papa Bryson, is this what you meant by bending it out of all proportion?

Binkabhoy
10 days ago

Caption: SMSM plead with sevco ‘We can’t afford 25 grand per press conference, how can we convince you….?’

The Green Machine
10 days ago

The owner of the sperm bank is called Yankwell?

Aye, right.

But guess what ..?

If the story is true, The Green Machine is about to become a very rich man indeed.

Cheers, Ralph!

I always knew you’d come in useful one day.

😀

The Green Machine
10 days ago

Caption:

‘Aw this practice and Ah stull cannae see if I’ve goat a blister, Miss!’

henkesdreadlocks
10 days ago

Dominic McKay quits. Strange.

The Cha
9 days ago

The Onion Bears discovered historic social media postings where he referred to Huns as, er, Huns?

Or his patsy role to get the revolting plebs to renew STs is now over so they can get the gang back together again, Desmond, Lawwell, Bankier, Nicholson et al.

Everyone of the charlatans responsible for last season still in place and even promotions for some.

The only trebles they’re toasting are brandies all-round.

The Green Machine
9 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

You might well have nailed it here, Cha.

Nothing s below those men.

The Cha
9 days ago

In other bad news, Kyogo is out for up to a month after being injured playing for Japan.

That would take us up until the next International break, after which we recommence against Motherwell on 16th October.

That might have been not too bad given that he’s played a lot more football this season than the rest and will need a break at some stage and would give GG time to play his way into the team.

However Ange said “I think Giorgos is a little bit further behind. He didn’t really do a pre-season with the team”

Hm, not sure exactly what that means but sounds like he won’t be fully match fit in Kyogo’s absence.

In further bad news, despite initially getting and selling 2k tickets for Betis away next week, these have now been cancelled due to further local restrictions in Seville.

I know a lot of fans have already booked flights, so I’d imagine a lot will still travel, so hopefully something will be done for them, whether Fan Park, bars or as ‘neutral’ fans.

The Green Machine
9 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

And all over a dirty scam run by our controllers …

The Cha
9 days ago

Caption: The Bhoysoi celebrate Jota’s arrival by imitating his hairstyle.

Frank McGaaaarvey
9 days ago

Is the smug fucker that is Lawell still loitering like a bad smell and telling Dom how to do the job he so spectacularly fucked up in the later stages? If this is the case then I applaud McKay for maintaining his dignity and self respect by walking. Typical feckin Celtic, nothing can ever run smoothly and trouble free can it?

The Green Machine
9 days ago

I’ve been telling this one all about the scumbag Masons who run Celtic for 6 full years and it took them 5 full years to realise that I’d been correct in every aspect.

But here’s the thing, Franko…

If it takes anither five years for them to realise I was also right about the Con vid scam and its ‘vac cine that’s not a vac cine’ it will be way too late for all of them.

In fact, there won’t be an ETims any more.

Its now too late to save Celtic but it’s not too late to save yourselves.

All jagged up aside,of course.

Iain McAllister
9 days ago

Cha
You seem to be up to speed with what is going on. Or is peter pewter/loyal still the main man?

Iancelt67
9 days ago

Poor Ange first Griffiths now Dom. If it’s due to illness I think he should be cut some slack. Surely time off and not leaving the building would’ve been a better outcome

The Cha
9 days ago

No, I’m just reporting what’s already out there.

It could simply be genuine ‘personal issues’ but that explanation has been abused so much in the past that its natural that people are suspicious when they hear it.

We’ll just have to wait until Ralph’s pished stained source sobers up and spills the beans (but hopefully not the diced carrots 😉 ).

Woof Charlie
9 days ago

Ten Bob Dom McKay’s social media history is in the press on Sunday.

The Cha
9 days ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

He’s deleted his Twitter account.

Paranoid celt. Eugene Quigley
9 days ago

Shame on you for letting it get this far.Green machine knows.

The Green Machine
9 days ago

Cheers, Eugene, but they’ll never learn until it’s all over late, like now.

portpower
9 days ago

Have the Celtic PLC Board resorted to their usual selfish and polarizing behaviour ?

The Cha
9 days ago
Reply to  portpower

Did they ever stop?

portpower
9 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Snakes with ladders is what we have within Celtic.

The Green Machine
8 days ago
Reply to  portpower

Very well put, Port.

The Cha
9 days ago

The board’s press poodles going with the story that he wasn’t up to the job, hasn’t make a good impression etc and needed to go.

If that is genuinely the reason then there should’ve been mass sackings and resignations because of last year’s completely corporate failure.

Instead, none of that and worse Lawwell “retires” but is kept on the payroll to completely undermine any hopes for much needed improved corporate governance.

portpower
9 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

How long till the Board take credit in modernising the Club with the road that Dominic wanted to take?

The Cha
9 days ago
Reply to  portpower

They won’t do that, as that would be shameless, sociopathic etc.

Oh, wait.

The Green Machine
9 days ago
Reply to  portpower

Never.

Too much money to be lost for the Brotherhood that way.

Everybody gets a piece of the pie, even Sevco.

In fact, particularly Sevco.

portpower
9 days ago

What we have is a saving face PR campaign from the CONniving cvnts.

Prawn sangers are back on the menu.

portpower
9 days ago

Now its the " rabid anti-Lawwell fenian (my edit) factions fault ” from the Board`s media poodles.

Iljas Baker
9 days ago

If Ange’s replacement is so good why wasn’t he picked for CEO in the first place? He was already a known entity. I can’t believe: (a) Ange didn’t know what he was getting himself into and was overwhelmed – I think he would have done his due diligence and knew perfectly well what was involved but probably didn’t expect broken promises; (b) he wasn’t up to the demands of the job – I suspect he identified what needed fixing and it displeased some of those who needed to be fixed.

This board needs to go before Ange walks at the end of the season, if not before.

The Green Machine
9 days ago
Reply to  Iljas Baker

You mean Dom at the start, Iljas.

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