Looking back at the conclusions from yesterday’s diary, one can’t shake the thought that, as we’ve mentioned in one or two of our podcasts, Celtic are being topped and tailed for a takeover.
Given the pandemic and the effects on the football industry, indeed on other industries as well, investors will be looking around for something that will prosper should the world ever return to normality.
Celtic may play in Scotland, a poorly run and relatively cash strapped environment, but they are still making money.
But given the local, national and international customer base, they are the proverbial sleeping giant.
More importantly , with the right investment at the right time, they could not only wake up but shake up the status quo, and that would make them attractive to an entirely new customer base.
All of which will be written down somewhere on some corporations things to keep an eye on list.
Lindsell Train increased their investment prior to the plague coming to town, and with Dermot Desmond getting on a bit there’s a real risk of losing the philanthropic Irishman as the majority shareholder.
We still don’t know why Dominic McKay left his post as CEO before the decorators had even had his instructions for wallpapering his office, but seeing as how he recently took another job back in rugby we can be fairly sure he’s sorted out those family problems he was on about…
Maybe with an impending , er, investment at Celtic he felt his job wasn;t secure enough. Imagine if he got all settled, put in a few ideas of his own, and then got hauled up and told that his plan was being frowned on by someone not on the board, but with his number on speed dial.
Which unfounded speculation leads me to speculate even further…
Ange Postecoglou is putting a team together, and he’s already had some serious financial support from the board. This is not how our illustrious board usually works, if indeed what they do can be called work.
In January, if reports are to be believed, there will be further investment in new faces, some of which are already being openly discussed in the Asian media.
There is also the question of permanent deals for Jota and Cameron Carter Vickers. Having been stung by the Jack Hendry affair and losing a few bob there, should these two continue to perform, it would be gross negligence on and off the pitch if they didn’t become Celtic’s players.
Investment on the pitch leads to success. Which in turn leads to more money from the sunlit uplands of the UCL…one season would more than finance boith players, and both could be expected to sell for more than they were bought for.
When Edoaurd left, we wondered who our next big asset would be, and it seems we could end up with a few.
All of which must be appealing to whoever has his eyes on being the next owner of Celtic.
As long as they have the interests of the club, and more importantly the ethos of the club at heart, i couldn’t care less who calls the shots.
Though if our club were to become a plaything for another billionaire, an oil magnate or some other character who has a suspect past, then I’m afraid it would fail.
Which might explain the salami tactics , slice by slice, of Lindsell train. Introducing themselves gradually, and anyway, as far as i know , they haven’t murdered any journalists or business rivals to get where they are today.
I mean, could you stomach a Celtic board who kidnapped and tortured hacks who dared to criticise or write lies about our club ?
The future may well be more interesting than we think, let’s hope we’ve got nothing to worry about.
When I’m a little worried about something, i take time out to laugh at those who are less fortunate than myself, those deemed to be societies eternal losers…
After storming to their 55th title in less than a decade, it seems that their glorious leader, Steven Gerrard, is about to up sticks and take the first job offer that comes his way.
Thats if you believe the Glasgow media that is, and they might well be right…there’s a first time for everything. But curiously, the Birmingham media only talks about what the Glasgow media are saying, which is presumably a cost cutting exercise as they are largely owned by the same people.
The only original slant in the midlands is that Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has said he wants the job, but having never won the Scottish league, so highly valued in england, he’s clearly wasting his time.
Gerrard , just a few weeks ago, said he was happy at Ibrox and to stop asking him stupid questions.
The narrative is that he and his backroom staff are already packing their bags, and the Ibrox club/comapny will get around £2-3m in compensation.
At least they will finally get into the record books for something if that happens, as they will be unique in being the only club who sold a manager for more than any of their players in their history.
I’d be surprised if Gerrard were to even be approached by Villa, as it simply makes no sense.
And anyway, from Gerrards point of view, who would want to work here….
when you have this to look forward to every morning…
My guess is that we’ll hear all about how Gerrard loves it so much at Ibrox he just couldn’t bear to leave….and in a few weeks we’ll hear , but only if we listen very carefully, how no one actually asked him in the first place.
Mind you, I’ve been wrong before.
(oh yes-Ed )
Hang on,,, Gerrard has commented on the issue…
There’s not going to be any lions there, is there? It’s a football pitch, the same size as the one we play on at Ibrox. It’s 11 men versus 11 men.
Should he go, then “rangers ” have already sounded out a replacement, and given the success of Ange Postecoglou at Celtic, they’ve spoken to someone who can see things from an Australians point of view..
The Diary has never been one to feature highlights of matches, or goals and suchlike, but there was one instance in the lead up to Jota’s goal against dundee that I feel shows just how far Tony Ralston and the team have come in altering the physical aspect of their play.
Watch again how easily he shrugs off midfield powerhouse Charlie Adam, who went down more easily than his sisters fabled pants were said to do…..
The last caption competition we had featured this picture….
Caption: That’s a defibrillator Mr Ross, we use it to restart people’s hearts. For Tory’s we have to use something else, we usually just wave £50 notes under their noses, seems to work.
Puppet?..i wouldnae even clap it!
Feck me Judy’s looking a bit ruff.
And that children is the story of the gallant puppeteers
I remember when the Sevco AGM was a lot less professional !
Prime Ministers weans get sidetracked outside no.10 as the march to hand in a petition to meet their da.
A young Steven Gerard learns all he needs to know about defensive tactics as his mentor bashes another puppet over the head with a truncheon and tells him “that’s the way to do it”.
Ibrokes annual shareholders meeting.
Puppetry by “royal” appointment of King Dave, still pulling the strings
“That fat bastard McCoist stole them, Mr Punch. No good telling a policeman, they’re all huns as well.”
Caption: ‘ The Woof of Wall Street ‘
Caption : The Daily Record hold an Open-Day as they attempt to locate the next generation of Scottish sports ‘journalists’.
I keep on wondering how we keep on finding these golden nuggets of new players. Yes we have also bought in some dross, but I think back in our recent history and we brought in Viduka, traded him in for Sutton, Hooper, Vennegor of Hesselink, Moussa – Odsonne and of course one of the best strikers in Celtic’s long illustrious history the King of Kings – Henke. Now we have unearthed another gem in Kyogo Furuhashi, one of Ange’s picks. Add in on loan Jota, who must be regarded as a steal if the £6.5 million transfer fee is correct. Benfica sell on players for an absolute fortune. The Times reported that previously he had attracted interest from Bayern Munich and other top teams, you judge with your own eyes and know that you are watching a very talented player,one who get’s Celtic. Shouldn’t be too difficult to get the cheque book out and reel him in, as he gets older his value will only increase.
Monti, I take your point yesterday about Lenny as a player and I’ve no argument with you there. I was solely referring to his time as manager which was an unmitigated disaster and it annoys me that he took 600k of supporters’ money before he would go. I know it was probably in his contract but he could have turned it down and suggested a donation to a club charity instead – he certainly didn’t earn it.
Again, of course he had to put up with a lot of abuse and violence from huns but – spoiler alert – so do a lot of us Tims living in Glasgow. (No bombs in the post I’ll grant you but we’re not all high profile). I liked the guy and his attitude as a player but as a manager he was sh*’te, sh*te, sh*te and should have had the decency to walk away. Anyway, apologies if I was a bit snappy with you but losing the 10 still rankles with me as at my age it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. No hard feelings towards yourself.
PS Anyone know what has happened to Henke, Puggy67 or charlie?
Is it wrong to grieve for the stolen titles and trophies? Hoarders do not like to let their ‘stuff’ go. I still visualise the stolen titles and trophies, I see them standing tall in the Celtic trophy display, proudly displaying their green and white ribbons, I look forward to hearing about their return….
Caption: Celtic TV introduce their two new presenters.
Woof Charlie gets a promotion at last.
Punch and Judy is a smokescreen for the Illuminati as I have proved to you with several links, it’s not my fault a crocodile stole them.
Haha, you’re alright for a muppet, Woofie.
I see Italy recently re-counted its alleged numbers, dropping the total from 130,000 to 3,900.
That’s a 33% reduction.
That means they’ve admitted to lying to the public about the deaths of roughly 126,000 people …
Now doesn’t this openly admitted government lie concern you, Charlie?
Italy likewise reduced their alleged ‘ Convid Death total’ around May or June last year, likewise by a massive amount, most likely again by 33%, since this is Freemasonry’s favourite ‘code’ number to indicate a hoax and that ‘everything is under control’.
Which means they’ve lied about another hundred thousand deaths or more …
So that’s them only lied about the deaths of nearly a quarter of a million people in Italy alone, with numerous other countries also reducing their initial fake ‘totals’ by similar amounts.
Almost all studies on the infection-fatality ratio (IFR) of ConVid have returned results between 0.04% & 0.5%
Meaning ConVid’s survival rate is at least 99.5%.
Ach, the Akismet AI is acting up and blocking further posts on this topic.
You can read all these facts for yourselves in this link from the Guardian
https ://off-guardian.org/2021/09/22/30- facts-you-need-to-know-your-co vid-cribsheet/
You too, Cha Cha.
It’s The Guardian now mind …
From The Spectator
https ://www.spectator.co.uk/article/ why-no-one-can-ever-recover-from-co vid-19-in-england
From yer Daily Mail …
https ://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9279767/BEL-MOONEY- dad-died-chronic-illness-hes-officially-Co vid-victim.html
So that’s The Guardian, The Spectator & The Daily Mail all reporting in the massively flawed, some say crooked, system being used to claim Convid ‘deaths.
Pretty much all the sam papers you lads read, yet incredibly enough, you all seemed to have missed these stories, all of which tell you outright that the authorities are lying to your faces just to get the toxin into you …
Talk about lack of discernment, you can’t even see what’s right in front of you.
That would be a 97% reduction and, of course, is complete BS.
See bbc.co .uk/news/world-51235105 (remove space)
Also 132,391 deaths (the verified figure for Italy as at 8th November) is bad but nowhere near a quarter of a million.
It sounds like we need to add innumeracy to your beginless list of talents.
Tip – if you want to stop getting thought of as a fool then stop acting like one.
Cha, Italy have officially reduced their figures by 33%, from an initial 130,000 to 3,900, all of whom have co-morbidities such as cancer & other associated long term illnesses.
You can read, can’t you?
If so, stop twisting shit to suit your lies.
As for yer BBC link, well, I don’t know what to say except you’ve just proven yourself to be even more of a muppet than I already know you are.
Now read the links I sent you, they’re also from your mainstream and they admit that it’s all a massive hoax and that every county has deliberately twisted its figures on behalf of this terrible lie.
Go on, run along, little man.
My mistake, 97% is correct, the 33% was for another associated article.
So just the 97% reduction then.
“All the other Italians who lost their lives had from between one and five pre-existing diseases.
Of those aged over 67 who died, 7% had more than three co-morbidities, and 18% at least two,”
Ill tell you what, Cha, since you’re a ‘I Trust The BBC!’ man, we’ll leave this argument for now, because it’s clear that there’s nothing I can do that will help you.
Youve taken your jabs and swallowed the lies and it would be too much for your brain to take if you allow yourself to accept that you have made a grace and potentially deadly error in allowing yourself to trust the authorities and your lying media on this matter.
The cognitive dissonance would be too great and I accept that.
It could indeed cause a meltdown of epic proportions and I’ve decided not to waste another moment of my time arguing with you about it as you’re now too far gone in every manner.
I admit to my hasty but largely insignificant errors in the paragraphs above, as I’m working on two other articles at the same time and in those pieces confused the numbers during my process of cross checking.
However, you can never undo the grave mistake that you’ve made, Cha, and for that I can only pity you.
Sorry, mate, you have my every sympathy.
This is from the Italian newspaper Il Tempo on the 21st October 2021 (Monti can translate if you can’t work it out yourself
‘Quindi dei 130.468 decessi registrati dalle statistiche ufficiali al momento della preparazione del nuovo rapporto solo 3.783 sarebbero dovuti alla potenza del virus in sé.’
The link is Awaiting but you can check it yourself, just search Il Tempo 21/10/2021 to see that on that date the Italian Health Ministry DID reduce the figure from 130,000 over the period to a mere 3,900.
Of course, they may have been ‘advised’, or forced, by the WHO or the WEF to bump it back up again, as the guys running this scam really don’t want the truth of it out.
After all, the former president of Tanzania John Magufuli only lasted a year on this Earth after mocking the scammers by sending a goat, a papaya and some motor oil for Convid testing and publicly declared to the world that the tests don’t work as he received Positive Results on all of them from his own medical authorities.
Then those running the show took him out this March.
And one such death could be put down to that ol’ coincidence again we’re it not for the fact that three other African leaders who also called it out for the terrible hoax upon humanity that it is also joined the kicking of the bucket with him I’m no short order.
Here they all are, In Memoriam
President Of Burundi
+ June 2020, age 55 years
President Of Tanzania
+ March 2021, age 61 years
Premier of Ivory Coast
+ March 2021, 56 years
Premier of Swaziland
+ Feb. 2020, 52 years
‘Died While Under Medical Care’
But the media gleefully reported it as the Convid, just to make sure his family and his people suffered even further for his daring to speak out.
For those leaders who do speak were being given a very clear message by those bastards running the show here.
And I’m sure even the thickest amongst you here can see exactly what that message is.
*Ambrose Diamini died December 2020 and not February 2020
No, mistaking 97% for 33% and 132,391 for 250,000 isn’t insignificant to anyone who values facts rather than BS.
Italy hasn’t grotesquely reduced its death toll to satisfy “they’re only old people so they don’t count” ghouls.
Off-Guardian is nothing to do with The Guardian.
Its no surprise to see you cheerleading for the rabid right-wing Mail and Spectator.
You’ve had a shocker today, soft lad, and tomorrow’s not looking good either unless you get a good night’s sleep and clear your head of all the mince that currently resides there.
I value facts, that’s why I corrected myself.
And I onky sent you the Off Guardian link to see if you’d check it.
Meanwhile, you can continue your ‘fact checking’ with the BBC.
And I’m not ‘cheerleading’ either the Spectator nor the Daily Hate Mail, I simply used them as examples of how even the mainstream garbage have reported it as a hoax and a terrible deception and a lie.
A lie that you fell for.
I simply used the mainstream press that you so clearly love to show you that the truth of this mass deception has been reported EVEN BY THE VERY MEDIA SPINNING THE LIE OF IT.
You really don’t understand very much at all, do you, little man?
And what’s more significant, me confusing some figures or you being injected with a poison?
Reflect on this, fella.
Try to use it to get your priorities right, yeah ..?
Now did you read those articles in the Off Guardian etc?
If not, I really strongly advise you that you should, soft la’.
But not if it’ll cause you cognitive dissonance, of course, as I wouldn’t want to be responsible for yir head exploding right off ye, though of course they’d probably just blame the virus and not the vac cine.
But you took it, Cha.
You trusted them with your life and you still have no idea what they’ve injected into you and I do and that’s why I won’t allow it.
Btw, that another of the Sentinel Celts gone, Squire Danaher this time.
In his final post last Friday he was talking about soon visiting a well liked boozer again, so I doubt he was in any way ill.
Dont be surprised if he went the same way as Garry and took the jab against his will.
One more thing, Cha …
Lying about 97% of cases is three times as bad as lying about 33% of cases.
And YOU, my little cheerleader for the BBC, have just proven my argument that they are lying AT WILL about every aspect of the thing.
3 times 33 is 99 not 97 and 100% of your claims are BS.
The Beeb are reporting the stats produced by John Hopkins University in the USA, one of, if not the, leading research institute analysing the pandemic.
In the interest of full disclosure, as well as world leading and respected researchers like these, there are also random nutters who also provide stats (but not as we know them, Jim).
You are entitled to prefer the latter and I’m entitled to laugh at you.
You mean JOHNS Hopkins?
They are the leading promulgates of the scam!
Ffs, Cha, so t you see how much coordination it takes for those who run this world to implement such an event?
It’s exactly as I told you years ago, there is a long running plan to seize total control of this Earthly realm and the mass eradication of humanity is the first step to its implementation.
I don’t ask that you believe me as I don’t care whether you do or do not.
Im just telling you the same way as I told you the Celtic board were in on the Murray & Sevco scam due to their own high level involvement in Freemasonry.
You laughed at me then and you can laugh at me now all you like but you’ll be laughing on the other side of your face once events rapidly unfold as they are just about to do.
If you’re around to laugh at all.
Cheers for the chat, matey.
But using the BBC & Johns Hopkins Scumbag University is way worse than Ralph quoting Keith Jackson to support his argument.
Way worse again.
You’ll see soon enough.
And what’s 2% between friends ..?
Here, Cha, I see that Boris Johnson has just told the BBC that ‘the UK isn’t remotely a corrupt country‘ (sic), I suppose you must believe that tae then, aye ..?
I mean, it is on the BBC after all so surely it must be true, right ..?
‘The (Italian) Institute’s new definition of a Convid death means that Convid has killed fewer people in Italy than (whisper it) the average bout of seasonal flu.
If a similar change were made by other national governments, the official Convid death toll would be cut by a margin of greater than 90 per cent.’
Or, as Cha & myself have proven, 97% …
Caption. Birmingham 2021. Welcome Stevie. Thanks for doing a Brendan
Interesting you think Celtic is being teed up for a take over. Some supporters have wanted Desmond out for years, thing is there is no guarantee whoever comes in won’t be worse. The last couple of years the Club has spent well though not always wisely. Would we like a Saudi, an Eastern European, a US conglomerate? These are the usual buyers at the moment, maybe better the devil you know..
They’re only interested in investing in big money leagues and Scotland offers diddly squat in regards to that.
If they’re going to step outside the Big 5 leagues then I’d expect them to go after the likes of Ajax, Porto, Benfica etc long before they’d give us a look in.
The oft-touted EPL, Atlantic League etc routes have long closed and aren’t coming back.
To these guys we’re a low income club in a poor league with a poor to average record in developing/selling players and exploits in Europe and that’s not appealing.
Newcastle have interest because they play in the same league as Liverpool, Man City & United, Chelsea (plus the mighty Spurs 😉 ) etc.
There’s no interest in them as a “sleeping giant” and they’d be as much appeal in Blyth Spartans, if they happened to be in the EPL.
You think corporate investors see Celtic as a ‘low income club’, aye ..?
Well, you got another think coming, matey.
It is as Ralph says today and as I said months ago, Desmond is fattening the calf for a takeover.
It’s just that you’re too blind to see the signs.
Give it a rest ffs
Did you for all those years where ye let yer fat gub swing loosely free?
If ye don’t like it don’t read it.
That way myself & The Cha can get on with our convo and you can continue to live in ignorance.
Just like The Cha does, in fact.
Caption: This tent will always have a special place in me heart, I was proud to be a Punch man, Punch fans are the greatest in the world, blah de feckin blah, Gary is the motor running? Right let’s get out of this dump, tara!
Aye, that just about covers it but if the Villa men go for Gerrard over Martinez they need their heads examined.
Don’t be surprised to learn the whole ‘Gerrard interest’ was just his agent sending smoke signals to the other managerless injuns.
No, sure enough, it looks like the Scouse la’s away.
Apparently Giovanni Van Bronckhorst will replace him in the Sevco hot seat
😀 😀 😀
As Cilla says, Ya gorra larf!
Van Bronckhorst! 😀
Caption : A rare unseen photograph of The rangers* ‘Gazebo’ AGM, from 2014
Slippy grease lightning, tut-tut.
He’ll soon be burning down the quarter mile in a hatch backed style.
’See ya, mate!’
’Yeah, see ya, mate!’
And how the Tims laughed ro see such sport as Walter Smith is listed at 50-1 to be next Sevco manager …
https ://mobile.twitter.com/ Phantomthe55th/status/1458008775491821568
(Middle of the second row.)
Who wants to tell them ..?
Even in death they can’t gie him peace.
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‘There are a lot of people whose primary job now is postponing the admission they’ve been wrong about everything.
The majority of whom will never concede to that admission for they are too heavily invested in the con.
So, like all well chosen marks, they casually brush away their loss and then double down even though they are consciously aware of their own inevitable doom due to their own unthinking prior gullibility.’
InfoWars … The early day`s.
Alex Jones is an inside jobby.