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Celtic Diary Thursday November 11: Baby, When You’re Gone

It looks like Steven Gerrard is saddling up his horse and getting ready to hit the road.

 

The former Rangers manager is about to become the former rangers former manager.

 

For reasons that escape me, when there are several top class managers available, and money doesn;t seem to be an issue, Aston Villa are going to appoint a man who would probably have been sacked and still out of work today if there hadn’t been a global pandemic.

 

And if you think I’m confused, others are completely bewildered..

 

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Celtic fans are enjoying the return to the banter years, a term used to describe the short and hilarious existence of “rangers “, and there is a feeling the best is yet to come.

 

 

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Interestingly, Although the witty and articulate Scouser had been touted for, and seemingly ignored, other vacancies, this is the first one that professed genuine interest in him, and it appears he and his agant were on a train south before the Villa CEO put the phone down…

 

 

Steven Gerrard arrives in London as Aston Villa believe they're closing in  on new boss - Mirror Online

 

 

And look, he’s got a suitcase full of all his trophies to impress them with.

 

 

Now, call me a cynic, but the ease with what “rangers ” let him go makes me a little suspicious.

 

 

And once again, it’s a film we’ve seen before.

 

 

I think it was called ” Boumsong ”

 

 

Aston Villa have a few quid to spend, there’s a transfer window coming up, and “rangers ” need money to survive.

 

 

Oh, I’m such a cynic.

 

 

Maybe the papers were right, and there is someone who will pay an eight figure sum for Nathan Paterson. If Tavernier goes as well we’ll know whats going on, as any manager who bought two right backs in is first transfer window would surely have his motives brought into question.

 

Perhaps Alfredo Morelos will finally get the move he wanted, and more importantly, perhaps the SFA and SPFL will get the financially stable club they’ve always dreamed of on the other side of the river.

 

 

If all this seems a little far fetched, have a look at this, from the Chronicle in Newcastle…

 

Newcastle United fans have been treated to some star centre-backs down the years – Bob Moncur, Philippe Albert, and Jonathan Woodgate but to name a few, but there have also been some pretty poor ones – and for many Jean-Alain Boumsong was near the top of that list.

Signed in the January of 2005, the Frenchman arrived from Rangers for a hefty £8m price tag after only arriving on a free just months prior.

He had played 27 games in all competitions for Rangers, and in truth had looked decent but for the scout who signed him on a free, the news that Newcastle now wanted to buy him left him feeling ‘torn.’

That’s because for Paul Montgomery, Newcastle was his club.He supported them and scouted for them, recommending the likes of Jermaine Jenas and Oliver Bernard to Sir Bobby Robson.

But now it was Rangers paying his wages – and all he could do was watch as rumours of United’s interest turned into a reality.

“I was torn,” Montgomery told Chronicle Live. “Rangers needed the money to buy back Barry Ferguson from Blackburn, and we didn’t have anything to spend.

 

“I had to sign free transfers and we brought in Dado Prso, a few others and Boumsong.

“We needed the money, I got the call from the gaffer [Alex McLeish] and he tells me Newcastle are in for Boumsong, and they’ve offered X-amount.

“I was torn – it was Newcastle . . . I asked Alex, why he told me! I really didn’t want to know.

 

The Newcastle manager at the time was Graeme Souness. There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing.

 

 

The Boumsong affair did, however, lead to Rangers being investigated for their refreshing outlook on tax policy, which in the end led to their ultimate demise.

 

 

Anyone else get the feeling they’ve seen this film before ?

 

Mind you, the endings great…

 

 

As for Gerrard, he leaves Ibrox with the best wishes of the support, who will be eternally grateful for everything he has done for them.

 

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Some are in denial though…which is a peculiar trait they have over there…

 

 

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Wait till someone tells them it’s Remembrance Day, and adds that the Queen isn’t very well.

 

 

All i can say to them to help them through this difficult and turbulent time is that it could be even worse.

Gerrard might still stay

 

 

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Ange Plan continues…..

 

CELTIC Football Club have been granted planning permission for a full-size indoor training pitch structure in Glasgow’s East End.

Glasgow City Council planning officials have approved the facility which will be at the club’s Barrowfield training/youth development grounds on London Road.

It will comprise one large undercover space with a 105 x 68-metre pitch.

Permission had also previously been given for a new building housing changing rooms and gym.

A design statement submitted with the indoor pitch application stated: “The aesthetics of the facility will be in keeping with other facilities owned by Celtic FC, with a white tensile structure with a 4.1-metre-high green solid base at low level.

“The curved white upper part of the development helps to soften the visual effect of the proposal.”

The statement continued: “The building sits to the south east of the site, adjacent to an existing full-size grass football pitch and an existing full-size floodlit synthetic football pitch.”

“It is anticipated that the facility will not significantly impact on existing residents, amenity or traffic.

“Rather the proposal will enhance the facilities on offer at the training ground, allowing the football club to maintain their training programme for all academy groups whatever the weather, which in turn will bring improved opportunities for health and well-being.”

 

 

 

Yesterday, I was praising the players for toughening up, now they don’t want to train in the rain.

 

 

However, it does show the board have jumped back on the sports science bandwagon, and the years of a couple of half arsed press ups and a jog to the pub are almost certainly over.

 

 

It seems it’s almost certainly over for Vassilis Barkas, the Greek goalkeeper who actually has a better record between the sticks than “Hurl another in” Hart, who will leave the club in January, either on loan or on a permanent basis.

 

I’m sure he’ll speak well of his time in Glasgow.

 

There is also talk that Alben Ajeti will be away, as he’s done his stint for the season already. Ajeti is similar to Regi Blinker in attitude, half a dozen good games then a sit down for six months.

 

 

Chris Julien may also go on loan to get some game time, having slipped below the guy who works in the paper shop just up from the ground in the pecking order.

 

Although sports science may be of use here, as efforts are made to help him avoid injury on the pitch

 

 

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Perhaps the most poignant quote on recent developments though, especially regarding the changes at Ibrox, came from Ange Postecoglou himself.

 

 

“We’re trying to build something here, and when you’re trying to build something, and be successful, you can’t afford to be looking over your fence at what other people are doing”

 

 “I know it’s funny, but really,  I don’t give a shit ” 

 

 

( Note, some artistic licence has been used in the phrasing and accreditation of that quote )

 

 

Yesterday, we had this….

 

 

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Pete Lacey 

 

 

 And that children, is the story of the gallant puppeteers  

 

 

 

Today…

 

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By the way…I’ve worked out how to block IP addresses.

 

 

Keep it relevant.

 

 

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1 year ago

May 2022
“Im sorry Mr McInnes, its a cut throat business as you now know!”

Cesar
1 year ago

We would normally have a basket for yer heid but Charlie Green took it to keep the Sevco assets in.

Andy
1 year ago

I’ve said before that everything fell into place for sevco last season, I’ve never seen a team score as many deflections or be awarded as many penalties in a season. They could have played without a keeper in some games and still would have won. Everything they touched (in the league anyway) worked and they had no challenge at all, from ANYONE. Someone said to me ‘They must have made a pact with the devil’

This season, as well as a resurgent Celtic, other teams are taking points off them and with Gerrard and Co almost away there are clear signs the wheels could come off. The fact that he wants to take his complete backroom staff is the thing that will cause most disruption to them, particularly Beale who is rumoured to have been the most shrewd operator.

No matter who replaces them, there will be a period of disruption and uncertainty. Players may start wondering about potential moves in Jan etc. We must capitalise on this.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Andy

‘They must have made a pact with the devil’…

Your mate has hit the mark right there, Andy.

But if I was to go into detail I’d just get banned again.

Let’s just say it’s not only fitba that happens at Ibrox.

Salad queen
1 year ago

The scouse git has gone

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Salad queen

I don’t mean to be intrusive or anything, Salad Queen, but are you really a woman?

I’m just a bit afraid that if I write something that in modern terms might be deemed ‘Offensive To Women’ that either you might charge me or Ralph might ban me.

For I am but an old man and the old ways still cling to me, despite all my recent efforts at self reinvention via the power of the Internet.

So if you do feel like calling the cops please understand that I am doing all I can to stay on the right/correct side of Political Correctness and that my expressed opinions are not ever meant to harm no one,

PS, do you really like salad?

I think them fine alongside a steak or two but they’re not exactly a filling meal, don’t you think?

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Unless you’re one of dem burdz dat like to stay skinny for de men, or de wimmen, den dat’s a different matter of course.

😉

R.St.Parsley
1 year ago
Reply to  Salad queen

Piss off Union Bears and co
Thick Hun fans, cheerio
Bye, bye Sevco
Aston Villa wait for me
Cash to spend on transfer fees
Bye, bye Sevco
No more meeting Huns who couldn’t stand me
Though I’ll miss the penalties refs hand me
No more neds, no more fights
No more “we’re stull Raynjurz shite”
Sevco, bye bye.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

That’s all well & good, R.St.P, , but the thought of the Salad Queen being an actual skinny bird’s giein me a bit ae a stiffie.

Salad queen
1 year ago

messi wants a transfer

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Salad queen

Like a dabbity out a lucky bag?

Andrew Coyle
1 year ago

The Govan kids Stevie G story ends in a happy ending

Mcklintop
1 year ago

Red card, penalty to rangers.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Mcklintop

Scottish fitba could never be anything less!

Thomas Cochrane
1 year ago

A brilliant piece especially the ‘Boomsong’ reference, much as I detest the mokit meeja, hack pack ! I’m afraid untill those types say he is definitely away then I will wait, to have a larf. While I don’t care either way, I think we were complacent and threw away the league as apposed to them winning it… 25 points………hhmmmm, if he does go it will be financially fortoutous for them but, where does that leave them in the immediate future…..to finish may I just say Hun tears are the best.

Funkyy
1 year ago

Aaaaaand….he’s off…weeeeeeeeoooooooww

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkyy

I suspect this was aimed at the wrong poster, am I right, Funkster?

Frank McGaaaarvey
1 year ago

“By the way, I have learned how to block IP addresses”

That’s better news for this site than anything emanating from owebrox. Bye bye to a certain swivel-eyed contributor ……..

The Cha
1 year ago

What’s wrong with people from Ipswich?

Frank McGaaaarvey
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

They’re not from Norwich as Alan Partridge might say.

The Cha
1 year ago

Aha.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Hi Frank, how are you today?

Why would Ralph want to get rid of The Cha?!

He’s a long term and well respected (cough) contributor!

Like Monti (cough cough cough cough etc)

Woof Charlie
1 year ago

Coughing a lot you should get tested

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

It’s a joke cough, Charlie.

Like the thing itself.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

As I’ve proven 🙂

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

It’s like a stage whisper.

You know what that is, right?

Michael Annis
1 year ago

Gerard is away, think Sevco need the compensation money more than him and probably his magic handlers need him down South.
caption,
Eton Young team trying out ideas to cut child benefits.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael Annis

Eton Young Team! 😀

The Green Machine
1 year ago

I’m sure a man with a bit of imagination could make a fine song outta that line yet …

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Sup up your beer and collect your fags
There’s a row going on down near Slough
Get out your mat and pray to the West
I’ll get out mine and pray for myself

Thought you were smart when you took them on
But you didn’t take a peep in their artillery room
All that rugby puts hairs on your chest
What chance have you got against a tie and a crest?

Hello-hurray!
What a nice day!
For the Eton Rifles, Eton Rifles
Hello-hurray!
I hope rain stops play
For the Eton Rifles, Eton Rifles

Thought you were clever when you lit the fuse
Tore down the House of Commons in your brand new shoes
Composed a revolutionary symphony
Then went to bed with a charming young thing

Hello-hurray, cheers then, mate
It’s the Eton Rifles, Eton Rifles
Hello-hurray, an extremist scrape
With the Eton Rifles, Eton Rifles

What a catalyst you turned out to be
Loaded the guns, then you run off home for your tea
Left me standing like a guilty schoolboy

rab wallace
1 year ago

caption: Villa fans terminate Stevie G’s contract.

1 year ago

Sorry your Maj, but a new king will bring some much needed jingoism to Edmiston drive.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

They’re always looking for a new king oer there.

Must be all the wan king …

James
1 year ago

Can Gerrard take Giakoumakis?

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  James

Would you?

John McDermott
1 year ago

Young Irish inventer Gill O’Teen shows off his new invention.

Pat O' Hara
1 year ago

Caption.
Salut au roi.
Le roi est mort encore et encore.
( hint. Try driving a stake through his heart. It’s most efficacious in every way.)

Mike.
1 year ago

It’s alway’s great when these old Rangers players are mentioned, they are a reminder of those side letters to; Shota – Latapy – Hemdani, a reminder of wee Barry’s £2.5 million EBT and Klos’s £2.00 million and of course Boumsong’s (didny wanna take it but was persuaded to) £630,000,you look back and wonder about the huge variations in EBT payments. Football? well they certainly fvcked up Scottish football, their financial gymnastics was off the Richter scale. You have to admire their creativity and yet there they sit on the BBC sofa spouting their mince as those that run BBC Scotland sit back with starry eyed admiration when the truth is they are just a bunch of cheating spivs.

greenmaestro
1 year ago

Greta Thunberg demonstrates outside COP 26 how the youth plan to deal with the carbon footprint of climate denying wind bags.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  greenmaestro

Ah, sure, ye can’t deny the climate now

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Change, yes, but not the climate itself.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Apologies Ralph if this is this too ‘Off Topic’ but are comments on captions ok ..?

portpower
1 year ago

Can`t afford a lawn mower ? Then why not sign up Charlie Adam as a grass roller.

Tenaka Khan
1 year ago

“I know, let’s play when Mo Johnston came back to Celtic Park!”

BornCelt!
1 year ago

Caption – And afore you take on the new coaching role now vacated by Gerrard at Sevco, this is how it feels when Celtic take the title before Easter.

Charlie Green
1 year ago

The the Rangers unveil the new office paper shredder, Madame “la la” Guillotine

John E Mitchell
1 year ago

“It was dog eat dog.”
Joe Miller confides that the fight for 1st team places was brutal in Ferguson’s 1982 Aberdeen squad…

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Caption
Brummie kids tackle the Union Bears .

The Slippy one appeared desperate to leave he must see what’s coming at Ibrokes, who would want the job as they have no cash and will sell, sell, sell in the next transfer window.

Woof Charlie
1 year ago

Caption: There’s got to be an easier way to get my napper through my new Castore top!

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Wheeeen …
The blade hits yer eye
Like a big sliced up pie
That’s Castore!

Owen Mullions
1 year ago

Caption – “Stop greetin’ it’s either this or take over fae Stevie G at Sevco”

Mike.
1 year ago

EBT – RFC – BBC. The three legged chair race to the bottom.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike.

What’s wrong with the BBC?!

The Cha will be outraged at such a suggestion!

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike.

What’s wrong with the BBC?!

The Cha will be outraged at such a sug gestion!

Pope Francis, Vatican City
1 year ago

I hope you have already blocked the IP addresses that spoilt this site. Sometimes their language was appaling and on occasion, a disgrace.

The Cha
1 year ago

Caption “Yes, Steven, Any Body and Every Body can walk away”

The Cha
1 year ago

Boumsong was a sought after player before he joined the Huns and I’m sure Liverpool had a £6m bid for him turned down.

The fact that he then ended up at der Hun for free was so that him and his agent got the lion’s share of the subsequent transfer fee.

Whether he was always over-rated I’m not sure as he was highly rated in France and they’ve never been short on talent.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

But a free transfer to an 8 million quid player IS stretching credulity a bit, don’t you think?

After all, it was the Boumsong papers that killed old Rangers and no amount of quotes from the BBC can ever deny that.

Not that they ever reported it, of course.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

*‘But a free transfer to an 8 million quid player in a few months IS stretching credulity a bit, don’t you think?’

The Cha
1 year ago

Good comments by Ange and is exactly what’s needed, a relentless focus on ourselves and if we take care of our business, we take care of them.

They are still 4 points ahead of us, in League Cup Semi-Final (like ourselves) and we haven’t beaten them in 2 years.

No matter how much we denigrate it, their invincible 25 point league winning margin is an achievement we’d be happy with and can’t simply be put down to Lennon, Lawwell etc.

If we keep winning and playing well then I’m confident they’ll crack but lets get the wee Cup won and back top of the league before breaking out the full on bants.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Well, it’s a game of two halves and the team that scores the most goals wins but as to your ‘It can’t all be down to Lennon, Lawwell etc’ have you ever heard of this Masonic body called The Lanarkshire Referees Association?

It’s this kind of magical place where all Sevco, Rangers & SFA dreams come true and, according to rumour, the Celtic board also have quite a big, if largely hidden, hand in it.

You should look it up …

You will definitely learn something about how Scottish fitba’s run from the top to the toe.

If you dare, of course.

Weered
1 year ago

I guess Sevcos 2 in a row is now in jeopardy 🙁
🙂

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Not necessarily.

Slippy was just a bit part player in the grand scheme of things.

As Peter L could tell you.

Weered
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Blah blah bla

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Aye, Red, ye’re a fine man yirselp, for the day that’s in it.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

But why are you ‘Blah blah blah’-ing your own comment?

I thought it quite worthy of the page, even if it was but mere speculation on your part …

Weered
1 year ago

More blah blahblah

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Weered

Aye, sure, ye’re a grand man yirselp, Red, pur de day that’s in it der now, me oul’p’ella!

Sure, by Dana, an de wurld itselp would nat be invented were it nat pur de likes a yirselp n meselp pram de oul’ glistening Emerald Oisle der now, me oul’ bonnie bhoy der now, der now.

Are ye sure ye won’t have just a wee cup yirselp ..?

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Ahh g’waaan, sure!

A wee cuppa tae never did anyone a drop a harm, sure!

The Green Machine
1 year ago

*NB:

Lest anyone start bandying about accusations of ‘anti Irish racism’, please do bear in mind that I’m Irish meselp and have aye loved a laugh as much as the next yin.

Slàn.

Ringy
1 year ago

Thankfully for you, Mr Madden, he missed the last minute pen. Any more awards like that and heads will roll.

Cortes
1 year ago

There should be some exquisite punditry in store for “the Messiah” now that he’s left the bubble wrap post at Sevco. I’m gonna need a bigger bag of popcorn… The teflon coating has just disappeared.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Cortes

I hear they did a CT scan on Stevie’s head after an injury and were stunned to see a popcorn machine with not one kernel of corn left in it.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Cheers, Ralph, it was fun while it lasted.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

It was dough, wasn’t it dough?!

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Former Rangers midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst is favourite to succeed Steven Gerrard – who has joined Aston Villa – at Ibrox and says he is ready for a new challenge after leaving Chinese side Guangzhou R&F last year.

Ffs, that’s from the BBC so it must be true …

The Green Machine
1 year ago

And all we can hope is that he doesn’t bring any bat soup with him.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Slippy G tells the Huns support ‘I hope in time you can understand my decision.’

But do they have time?

And where’s the final amount on the Ashley verdict that has been pending for nearly 2 years?

Theri guilt selling jerseys out the back of f a motor was established by Lord Persey ages ago yet it’s taking forever for him to publicly announce how much they owe Ashley, though the rumours have it pegged around £10 million.

Has Lord Persey been ordered to wait until they have the 30 million CL money in before finally going public?

Is it possible that some high ranking member of the Speculative Society who used to own a now defunct football club has instructed a Hugh Court judge to hang fire until they’re solvent again ..?

If you knew what I know this would be the least surprising aspect of the entire affair.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Caption:

Sevco fans’ farewell party for Stevie

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Caption:

The Green Machine on learning Ralph has learned how to block IP addresses

Scott OSprey
1 year ago

Charles asking his mummy: So mummy what do you think will happen to me when your no longer here?

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Funny you mention the Boumsong scam, Ralph, as I see Villa gave Sevco 4.5 million for a manager & ballroom staff who have won only one trophy out of a possible nine and whose value was being collectively touted as a mere 2-3 million on Tuesday.

Celtic received 9 million for BR & crew and those guys had won every single trophy in Scotland before their hasty departure.

Furthermore, I now wonder if Brendan Rodgers will depart the Premier League for China given how ‘scared of Stevie G’ he is …

The Green Machine
1 year ago

*Backroom staff!

Though given the poster for ‘Pantoland at the Palladium‘ starring Julian Clary & Donny Osmond in the pic of Stevie getting off the train maybe Ballroom is better 🙂

The Green Machine
1 year ago

‘Ballroom staff’, ffs, lads, even those who hate me must laugh at that 😀

Mike.
1 year ago

BBC The*Rangers 3. Well, the taxpayer pays for them as well.
In goal – Andrew Marr – £335,000.
R.B. Scott Mills – £375,000.
RCB Ken Bruce – £365,000.
LCB Vanessa Feltz – £390,000.
LB Lauren Laverne – £395,000.
RMID Stephen Nolan – ££405,000.
CMID Fiona Bruce – £405,000.
LMID Huw Edwards – £425,000.
OR Steve Right – £465,000.
OL Zoe Ball – £1,130,000.
CF Gary Lineker £1,360,000.

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Caption. Ok Gerrard this is for thinking grealish was still on the books

Woof Charlie
1 year ago

In a bar full of peeple, an absolute sh*thole
He missed the barstool, and fell on his ring
I thought I’d get closer so I walked on over
I sat down and asked him his name
Over a half pint of bitter he said “I’m no quitter
But I finally quit livin’ on dreams
I’m hungry for laughter and here ever after
I’m after whatever Birmingham brings”
In the mirror, I saw him and I closely watched him
I thought how he looked out of place
He came to wee Gerrard who sat there beside me
He had a strange look on his face
His eyes were so skelly,like two goats lost on a mountain
For a minute I thought he was dead
But he started shaking, overdraft limit’s breaking
He turned to wee Gerrard and said
… “You picked a fine time to leave me, Stevie
23 million damage and p*sh on the field
I’ve had some bad times, lived through some sad times
But this time your hurting won’t heal
You picked a fine time to leave me,Stevie”,

1 year ago

Caption…
‘ Ah warned yi and Gie yi yer heid in yir hauns tae play wae’

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  Jimboh

Haha, no heard that in years, one of my auld man’s favourite sayings.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

“Winning “55” will always hold a special place in my heart’ …

I like how he apostrophised ‘55’ like all good Tims do.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Here, Ralph, I know the a x e is hanging over me if I don’t stay in line and all that but do you think there will be any kind of questions asked if Gerrard were to suddenly start paying over inflated sums for guys like Patterson, Fat Freddie etc?

Or would it just be another Boumsong Shakalak to be ignored in the wacky wayward world of woolly eyed Scottish fitba?

The Green Machine
1 year ago

You reckon any questions would be asked if Stevie were to suddenly start paying large sums for Freddie et al ..?

Or would it just be another Boumsong Shakalak to be ignored in the wacky wayward world of woolly eyed Scottish fitba?

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Cheers for the cha cha chat last night, Cha, rare are those prepared to counter various arguments with a quote from the BBC but, aye, you certainly did it, and a great laugh we all had at it too.

Fair balls to ye, man, there’s not many would do that then show face the next day 😀

All joking aside, you’re alright, soft la’, all soft moments like that apart, and I hope you take all this tomfoolery in the good manner with which it’s intended.

And if you don’t Ah’ll meet ye doon the Hoops pub and batter yer melt in, as our fine feisty friend might put it 🙂

The Green Machine
1 year ago

*As our fine fed feisty friend might phrase it …

Fur fvck fake forgive me for forgetting my alliteration!

The Green Machine
1 year ago

I’d apologise for hogging the page like Port occasionally does with his lyrical brilliance, or like Monti used to, if lacking the latter, but the thing is, I can’t take the chance wae the birds any mair, so my roneriness has seen me stranded round these parts with only my old Tim pals for company.

And the one great thing about the Celtic support has been their never ending help and reaching out to those in need and less fortunate than themselves.

Incredible the men, women & children our support has helped down the decades and not one of us looking for a word of thanks for it.

For THAT is what it truly is to be Celtic, the love of our club and our compassion for our fellow humanity and it is that which remains at the heart of what it is to be a genuine true Celt, to recognise that spirit, no matter where you’re from nor your background.

That’s why there are Celtic fans from Oceania to the Antarctic who will wear The Hoops with pride and buy you drinks all night just for being born and raised a few minutes walk from the blessed hallowed ground of Paradise.

But those who know this truth about the spirit of Celtic are becoming fewer by the year the older we get and these small islands of self expression that Ralph & Desi & too few others provide may yet be the only sanctuary we have to cling to in these seemingly never ending testing times for us all.

Some say it’s the Apocalypse but folks like us just pucker our lips and get on with it.

So cheers for your patience and all the laughs but life’s too short to take too seriously.

HH

portpower
1 year ago

Fools and their motives:

Thatll be the 25k poonds Tuped over to an empty IOUbrox media room.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Is that you, Pancho Villa?

portpower
1 year ago

No, but the Skull and Bones Ivy League have his heid.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

I’m mair ae a bully scones man masel

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

I must say, the Hun hordes are taking it pretty well considering.

But that was yesterday …

Lets see how they are today once the three day swamp binge has worn off since the money the reality set in …

Hehehe

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Note to Ralph:

Even if you ban me this is no excuse for more butchers aprons.

More Tricolours if anything.

Even if you ban me, mind, as I’ll aye be looking in.

Tchuckae.

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