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Celtic Diary Monday October 18: Every Day, In Every Way, It’s Getting Better

Celtic’s 2-0 win over Motherwell on Saturday was a sign that the manager is getting through to the players, and after the recent hiccups on the road, there’s a renewed sense of optimism about the rest of the season.

 

 

Goals from Jota and Turnbull gave the hoops only their second away win in the league, but it’s a second successive win, and one won at a difficult ground against a side who haven;t started badly.

 

Perhaps now we can build on it and aim at that first trophy of the season, the League Cup, or whatever ot’s called these days.

 

 

After the match, the manager couldn’t resist snapping at a reporter, who asked him if the news that “rangers ” had dropped two points at home against Hearts was the “icing on the cake ”

 

“Well, I thought the Premiership race was over, mate, so I’m not looking at the table any more,”   

  “We are just kind of doing out own thing and it’s of zero significance for us.

“I think what is more important to us is that we get some belief out of today. It’s one thing to get a victory here, but to control the game like we did today should give the boys some real belief.

“There are some big games starting on Tuesday, so I think that’s the main thing for us. We will just keep doing our own thing and see where we end up.

“For us, and me, in particular, the turning point is we’re just more settled now. As you saw, we were able to put on three players  who can make an impact in the game. 

“We’ve still got players who are outside the squad who can make an impact. We’ve got some big tasks ahead of us, starting against Ferencvaros on Tuesday. But for us, it’s just a lot more settled and I think the players and myself are more comfortable with things.”  

 

 

The board may still be interested in all matters Ibrox, but the manager is intent on making sure the focus is closer to home.

 

Incidentally, I listened to the Radio Scotland Open all mikes show on Saturday afternoon, and when Hearts grabbed their equaliser courtesy of another Alan MacGregor mistake, the presenters tone changed to one broadcasters usually reserve for the death of a head of state.

 

It was hilarious.

 

 

There’s still a long way to go, of course, and we’ll still be hoping more than expecting to win silverware for a while yet, but there’s no reason to lose faith.

 

 

The media, of course, are horrified, and could be accused of trying to ignore the signs that the tide is already turning, with attention on Bolingoli Boli who handled the ball in the penalty area and could well have conceded a penalty were it not for the injury to referee Willie Collum, which reduced Motherwell to eleven men, and left them without the influence of their main man.

 

However, pictures show that the Well forward handled the ball first, so it maybe wasn;t the issue it#s been blown up to be.

 

 

Over at Ibrox though, and omitted from the highlights package shown by BBC Sportscene, was this potential leg breaker, from Joe Aribo….

 

 

 

and this chokehold from Bucana, whoever he is…..

 

 

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Predicatbly, boith not only escaped punishment, but critical comment was also off the agenda.

 

You’d have thought they’d have welcomed a bit of deflection from their financial and social problems, with the Famine Song rewrite taking up a bit of cyberspace.

 

 

Looks like the wheels are coming off, which happily coincides with the momentum being built at Celtic…and it’s upset at least one fan….

 

 

Sky Sports burbler Kris boyd before the equaliser…. and after

 

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Graeme spiers, the London Times hack had former Rangers former manager Mark Warburton on a podcast recently, and during the conversation, Warburton spoke of the media in Glasgow….

 

 

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There is still that narrative, and it sounds as though Ange’s comment to the hack about the league being apparently over shows he might not accept it the way others have.

 

 

Though a wee bit of pressure on the refs would be welcome.

 

 

There’s still the perception of bias to be addressed, and this weekend was no exception.

 

The late equaliser didn;t leave enough time for “rangers ” to go upfield and fall over to get their penalty, and Gerrard himself seemed bewildered the final whistle had blown just because it was full time….

 

Steven Gerrard says Rangers can forget about winning the Scottish  Premiership | Football News | Sky Sports

 

 

Whereas there is the feeling Celtic will click and someone will suffer a heavy defeat, the opposite applies to “rangers “…someone is going to thoroughly embarrass them soon, and it will be the first team that thinks it can.

 

 

Praise must also go to Hearts, still unbeaten in the league and already attracting stories asking whether they can go the distance.

 

There’s no reason why they can’t, of course, but with two UCL places up for grabs, imagine the meltdown if one of them doesn;t end up at ibrox after all.

 

 

Hearts deserve praise, not least for their second strip which includes the names of all of those who saved their club from liquidation…. a move copied by the marketing men at ibrox, it seems.

 

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Looking ahead, Celtic will play Ferencvaros tomorrow, with a 3,30pm kick off.

 

A win would at least retain interest in the Europa campaign, and with the safety net of the Conference tournament, the club might yet get the practice it needs in taking AngeBall onto the bigger stage.

 

 

Tickets for this one are available up until 5pm tonight, and last week, the manager thanked those fans who have already bought them for a game that isn’t at the most convenient time for most.

 

 

“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank so many supporters for committing to next week’s match.

“We fully understand that this is a highly unusual time for a European match. However, I can assure our fans that we will be doing all we can to make it a good occasion for us and do all we can to get a positive result for our supporters.

“It goes without saying we would have preferred different scheduling, but we have to go with it and look ahead to the game positively.

 

 

There’s little doubting his PR skills, though one is tempted to think it’s actually that Australian trait of honesty, itself an incredible achievement given where most of them are descended from.

 

 

Elsewhere, and it seems there’s a story developing about Douglas Ross, the Scottish branch manager of the Conservative Party and SFA linesman, who has a habit of talking shite in public.

 

This time, he said that thousands of fans were locked out of the recent international with Israel, well, the most recent international with Israel, and the SFA have written to him asking him to explain his comments, which could see him reprimanded or even removed from the list of officials.

 

Should be a laugh when he tries to say he was misquoted, or whatever other excuse he comes up with.

 

 

On Saturday, we had this….

 

 

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JJ11
 1 day ago

Caption:

Albert liked to start the day with some explosive sausages…  

 

 

 

 

Today….

 

 

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1 month ago

see you ya fat cunt you,ll no be going to Newcastle when am the boss down there shortly said slippy g to the fat thug !!! .

PeteCon
1 month ago

Caption: “But the players they say they really love my misses”

uibh fhaili
1 month ago

if you’re offered the delivery job at the wok on again, take it kid

BJF
1 month ago

“Alfredo we have accepted an offer for you from Russia. You are going to Gulag 45!”
The team that can’t win away from home has been successful at two tricky venues and I think a European victory is imminent. Throughout Ange has been a real leader and with Mikey back and Juanovic, Jamsie and Julien in their way the the pool looks strong. A shout out to our main rivals for the title who stuttered at Ipox, remember they only got past us by 1 goal at their place. Of course ‘ Then again Rangers’ and Hibs are also vaguely in the mix, both look to be struggling.

AntonDeclan
1 month ago

Caption: “Who you calling a fat barsteward…..Slippy?!”.

1 month ago

“Well…………This is awkward”

1 month ago

Bless me father….

Woof Charlie
1 month ago

Caption: The six degrees of separation between cash in the bank and cash converters.

Tenaka Khan
1 month ago

“Have Porto called back yet?”

Monti
1 month ago

Caption: ” Der wasn’t any goals in der was there fredo “?

Mcklintop
1 month ago

Caption : Yeah Alfie I’m sure “you useless fat fook” is a term of endearment in Liverpool, you fat fook. Now here’s your banjo go and find a cow to play with.

Andy bhoy
1 month ago

Caption,”Aw c,mon Gaffer just pull my finger.:
STEVIE G,’No way i would take a chance when your arse is that size’

Mcklintop
1 month ago

Seriously the level of honest mistakes has reached stellar proportions. And the deflection taking place for Aribo’s challenges is astonishing. It wasn’t a lunge, he wasn’t out of control, no malice. WTF? Tell that to the hearts player whose leg will be black and blue this morning.

And this is highlighting another issue that has slowly crept up. SMSM was never a welcoming place for ex- Celtic players but there was usually one or two who could give a more Celtic minded spin on events. Now Superscoreboard is like a retirement home for those of a rangers persuasion. Alex Rae, Halliday, Dalziel, Cammy Bell, Wishart, Colin Hendry and the latest Kenny Miller. All topping up their pensions. Add to that the soup taker Keevins and it’s a very one sided affair. They have the token tim Wilson so that Dalziel doesn’t seem quite so thick.

Sportsound, Sky Sports, Sportscene all very much deserts as far as representation for tims goes.

And you think this doesn’t matter? They are very much setting the scene for decisions like the Aribo one, move on nothing to see here. Sportscene never showed the Motherwell strikers handball prior to Bolingoli handling it, never showed the Mugabe assault on Turnbull nor Aribo’s challenge either.

When I saw the Motherwell fans posting about the non penalty I thought it was a wind up, my first thought was the striker has controlled it with his hand. I don’t remember their outrage about sevco’s offside equaliser against them at Ibrox. It’s not claret and amber it’s orange and purple. And now it’s all about Old Firm* (dissolved 2012) always get the decisions. One team benefits and always has done. They are bang average and remain at the top of the league due to the referees.

Operation get sevco into the champions league is in full swing.

The Green Machine
1 month ago
Reply to  Mcklintop

‘It’s not claret and amber it’s orange and purple.’

Belter.

The Green Machine
1 month ago

But this level of cheating has gone in forever in the rigged Scottish game and it looks like even Ange has been told to shut up and accept it.

Otherwise he’d be kicking up all Hell at the extent of it in every single game played that will favour Sevco.

CarlJungleBhoy
1 month ago

Btw You mentioned the Aribo tackle & Bacuna chokehold, but there was also a Hearts penalty claim against Balogon not given …

https://t.co/4znjjllShf

The Green Machine
1 month ago
Reply to  CarlJungleBhoy

Stonewaller stonewalled.

CarlJungleBhoy
1 month ago

Caption: Right, that’s it, ya fat useless Fanny. Next time out we’re removing the zero from that sale price on your back to More O Les 2.

Gerard Reilly
1 month ago

Love the good cop bad cop story from the ex newco manager, but it couldn’t top the incredible caption of Pie Man Chrissie Boid, both with hair but only WAN with TEETH , ” oh Jeff I think it.s one , one , at ibrox Glasgow????….

Cortes
1 month ago

Caption: “£20 million? My arse!”

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago
Reply to  Cortes

Caption:
SG thinks:’That’s the trouble with fantasy bids from China, you no sooner believe in one than you’re hoping for another’.

The Green Machine
1 month ago

Where Cha Cha G’L’Amour?

Isn’t it Vac cine Awareness Time courtesy of the BBC, my little tongue tied pedigree chum?

The Green Machine
1 month ago

Come on out, Cha, I’ve got something to show you and you really don’t want to miss this one.

The Green Machine
1 month ago

‘The most prominent cell line, (in the ConVid Vac cine That’s Not Actually A Vac cine), called HEK 293, comes from an abortion performed in the 1970’s.

It’s labeled 293 because that’s how many experimental attempts the researchers needed to get a working cell line.

Therefore, though the abortion-to-experiment ratio is not precisely one-to-one, hundreds of abortions went into the project, even if they didn’t result in the working line. 

HEK stands for human embryonic kidney.

To harvest a viable embryonic kidney for this purpose, sufficiently healthy children old enough to have adequately-developed kidneys must be removed from the womb, alive, typically by cesarean section, and have their kidneys cut out.

This must take place without anesthesia for the child, which would lessen the viability of the organs. Instead of being held, rocked, and comforted in the time intervening between their birth and their death, they have organs cut out of them alive.’

AnnaMaria Cardinalli, Crisis Magazine, January 2021.

This is what they put in all regular vac cines and their latest ‘vac cine’ (sic) which the pharmaceutical companies tell us on their own pages are in fact nothing but experiments on human mRNA, the damage to which is irreversible.

The Green Machine
1 month ago

We cannot give our Informed Consent if we’re not informed of what’s in the thing.

And now you know as the devout Catholic writer Ms. Cardinalli has informed you.

Innthe same article she also talks about how the two popes who claim to have been injected with it have ‘No moral issue’ with the fact that the vac cine contains the kidney cells of aborted, and most likely murdered, babies.

Even though the church itself is strictly ANTI abortion …

Now you figure out how this paradox works for the life of me all I can see is deception and sly coercion to get everyone jabbed, even those who rightfully abhor such heinous practices.

The Green Machine
1 month ago

Please note Ralph & Desi, this is in response to The Cha writing his BBC & MSM fed lies about this toxin at the end of Saturday’s comment section.

I’ve already supplied further genuine scientific information there as regards the scale of the fraud but these comments should likewise stand as I’m simply supplying the readers with the truth of what’s actually in the thing by using the reflections of a devout Catholic and the outrageous dilemma faced by all Catholics worldwide now that the two popes have decided to pretend that having aborted foetal cells injected into you is AOK as far as they’re concerned.

BroxburnBhoy
1 month ago

Cuckoo cuckoo!

BroxburnBhoy
1 month ago

Cuckoo cuckoo

The Green Machine
1 month ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Who’s cuckoo, Broxie?

Me, Ms. Cardinalli, the two popes that lied to you or you lot for letting them inject you with murdered babies?

The Green Machine
1 month ago

Was thalidomide cuckoo too, Broxie?

The Green Machine
1 month ago

The weapons of mass destruction lie?

Was that ‘cuckoo’ too?

The death of Dr. David Kelly ?

Was that ‘cuckoo’ too?

The aborted foetal cells in the jabs are PROVEN & ADMITTED by the manufacturers …

So tell us all what, exactly, is the ‘cuckoo’ part ..?

The Green Machine
1 month ago

Caption: Maybe de North East isn’t dat bad at all …

Cartvale88
1 month ago

Caption
When you leavin boss?

Display on Saturday control football by Celtic, could easily have been four. The joker in the pack is the Hun in the middle, look at their record in Scotland with Sevco, compare that to Euro refs they consistently red card them in the Europa.

The Cha
1 month ago

It was another good away victory and continues our improvement but in an up and down season we’re still a long way from a consistent upward trajectory.

We also need to stop the pish about the Huns going to get a doing anytime soon.

Against the current second best team in the land they had 27 (10 on target) shots to Hearts’ 5 (4).

If that was us, we’d be bemoaning that we didn’t score 5 or more.

We need to stop this lennon level of delusion and accept they’re going to beat most of the other teams and we need to keep the pressure up, so that we’re in striking distance when we next meet them.

The Green Machine
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

You can’t see the info I’ve sent you on what’s in the vac cines courtesy of AnnaMaria Cardinalli, Cha Cha?

You choose to remain blind to reality once again, muppet?

The Green Machine
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

You can hop in I ear to the Sentinel’s page to see the full article written by AnnaMaria Cardinalli, Cha, as it’s still waiting for approval on Saturdays’s thread.

Bette hurry up though as BMCUWP will soon have all my comments removed as usual as one thing that clown cannot stand is the truth on his site’s pages.

Hurry now …

The Green Machine
1 month ago

Too late, Cha Cha, Mick O’Tato The Living Potato has censored the truth from the Sentinels’ page once again.

He’d rather his readers died of ignorance than ever read the truth on his pages …

Whitearra
1 month ago

Caption : ‘Hey Jimmy, are sure these strips are one size fits all?’.

1 month ago

Any chance of getting that pr*ck ‘The Green Machine’ & his comments banned from this site Ralph – I can’t be the only Etims follower who tires of scrolling through his nonsense/sh*te comments ( mostly replying to his own comments!)
Thanks

Monty
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave H

Hear hear.

Tam
1 month ago

Get aff ya fat bastard yer fuckin shite…..

highseastim
1 month ago
Reply to  Tam

I agree Dave H, he talks very little about fitba on a fitba forum and should GTF!!

The Green Machine
1 month ago
Reply to  highseastim

So Cha Cha regurgitating mainstream lies about the jab is alright, Lance,but myself and AnnaMaria Cardinalli telling the truth is unacceptable is that what you’re saying, Lance?

Everyone on here talks non football topics , it’s a major part of being a sentient thinking adult human being, which you might learn if you’re lucky enough to ever grow up, ya fud.

The Green Machine
1 month ago

Not Lance, HST.

The Green Machine
1 month ago
Reply to  Tam

I agree, Tam, that fat bastard Dave IS fvckin shite.

He’s never even shown face before now he wants rid of a A well respected poster who’s been on the site for over 7 year?!

Fvckin shite behaviour alright!

Get tae fvck Dave H, whoever ye are!

Dave H out!

Down with this sort of thing!

Anonymous Bosch
1 month ago

Well respected!!? Well, ye’ve certainly been oan the sh*te fur seven years so at least that bit’s true.

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