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Celtic Diary Monday November 29: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

On an emotional afternoon in Glasgow, Celtic managed to retain their concentration and collect three points against another robust and enthusiastic mid table Premiership side who were practicing for a relegation tussle.

 

It finished 2-1, and with “rangers ” collecting three points earlier in the day at Livingston, it keeps the pressure on.

 

 

Probably the most notable aspect of the match was that James McCarthy got ninety minutes, his first in a Celtic shirt, and though eyebrows have been raised about his four year deal and injury record, he didn;t do too badly at all, and the manager seems to agree.

 

James did well. It’s his first 90 minutes. He’s obviously had disrupted preparation. I’m really pleased he could get 90 minutes under his belt.

“It’s just a matter of games and opportunity and we haven’t had the opportunity to give him that game time.

“I’m sure he will feel better after that. We are going to need him and need all the lads because we have still got 10 games to go before the break, including a cup final. And every game is important.

“It gives us a little more depth in there. 

 

 

Not only does the manager mention how important he feels McCarthy is, and its what he thinks that matters, notice also he commented on getting through the ten games before the break.

 

 

That hints, at least in my mind, that re-inforcements are indeed on the way.

 

Ange went on….

 

Tommy Rogic should be back on Thursday. Nir should be fit. We’ve got a lot of games coming up and it’s good we are getting some depth in the midfield area in particular.” 

 

The Angera requires depth, due to the intensity of the style of play, and whilst it remains to be seen if the board will allow him to build what he wants, I can;t help thinking he’d have been gone by now if he hadn’t had those assurances.

 

Throw in the ever increasing stories that “versatile ” Reo Hatata , another Japanese player, is all but looking for a house in Glasgow, and the squad building theory does seem to be making sense.

 

 

Whilst the job was done on the field, off it there were a couple of things worth mentioning.

 

 

The good, the bad and the ugly, in fact.

 

 

The good ?

 

The pre match tribute to one of our own.

 

Especially the best Walk On since just before extra time against Valencia about twenty years ago.

 

And the post match sit in by the Green Brigade, in protest at the possible appointment of Bernard higgins, which can only be described as a two fingered salute to the fans, and especially the Brigade, some of whom are still in the market for a new front door after her majesty’s finest fine tuned their kicking techniques on them.

 

 

Green Brigade Stage Celtic Park Sit In | Celts Are Here

 

 

This is a real protest, and hopefully one that catches on quick.

 

Not only will it annoy the board immensely for purely logistical reasons, but imagine the screaming when they realise how much money theu are losing because the catering stalls are shut.

 

Well done to the lads, and here’s hoping we get to the stage when the majority of the crowd do it.

 

 

 

The bad ?

 

Speaking of the police, their behaviour was a little, shall we say, provocative yesterday at the foodbank collection.

 

 

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@FACKilltheBill
Quite incredibly, the police have arrived to hassle Celtic fans collecting for the foodbank. They have opted to fine the collection vans for being parked whilst collecting and gathering food for Glasgow’s poorest ahead of Christmas. 4 fines issued of £60 each. 
It is worth noting that the police are blaming Celtic, and Celtic are blaming the police for this incident. This all stemmed from reports from traffic wardens, who were extremely keen to ensure that fines were fished out. 
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 The police are blaming Celtic ? Thats one line I’d be pursuing, as it’s a somewhat curious allegation. Did someone at Celtic ask the police to intervene ?
 Or are the police making stuff up to justify the actions of individual officers ?
 Then there’s the downright ugly.
 At Livingston yesterday the away support decided to sing a song which desecrated the memory of a fine man. There’s recordings of it all over the internet.
 Our board has yet to distance itself from the old firm brand, and if they refuse to do so on the back of what can only be described as the lowest they have slunk yet, then it’s about time we took matters out of their hands.
 Outside Scotland, their behaviour is seen as abhorrent, of that there’s no doubt, but there is also an impression that our behaviour is similar, not helped by the Scottish media and their two sides of the same coin argument.
 Of course, i won;t be holding my breath, although given the stench that surrounds our board and the rest of the Scottish football heirarchy, including the media, them, it’d probably be a good idea.
 We need more honesty from all quarters, and in fairness, at least the Aberdeen press are starting what might be a trend.
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 Yesterday, we had this…
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 Ibrox stand upgrade appreciated as a genius of modern architecture

 

And that is Danny McGrain, isn’t it ?

 

 

 

Today…

 

 

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Andrew Coyle
1 year ago

Caption,Mr Ralph Malph has won last weeks Spot the Hun,lucky he was standing beside the big arrow sign to point him out

Jazzy K
1 year ago

Caption :

Crowds gather the rumours Ritchie is going to buy a round, none want to miss this modern day wonder.

You sound surprised by the behaviour of mordors legions in Livingtone, par for the course for them in my opinion.

Paul Cochrane
1 year ago

Caption.
“Our intelligence clearly stated there would be a food bank collection here at 3pm!”

CarlJungleBhoy
1 year ago

Caption: Following last week’s charity harrassment at Celtic Park, Police Scotland vow to take a more even handed approach. As this week’s “We’ll park anywhere we forking like” action by Rangurs fans protesting against discrimination against midgets blocks traffic on Renfield St, a Police spokesmen says – “We decided a softly, softly approach was in the public’s best interests – and let me point out that Wee Are The People!”

Honest Hoops
1 year ago

Caption; the audition for the Ant Hill Mob is in chaos…

BJF
1 year ago

Important win for the team yesterday, rarely a walk in the park against Aberdeen. Some ‘ Rangers’ fans are disgusted at the singing yesterday. Chance to drive a wedge between those who say “it just a bit of banter,” or “a traditional song” and the would-be ‘ Shankill Butchers ‘ mob.
For the past couple of years, the Board have made the funding available it just has not been well spent. I expect Ange will get the support. Raid on the food banks was a disgrace.

Cesar
1 year ago

Onion Berz zombies violently protest and bring the filming of World War Z in George Square to a standstill.Brad Pitt was told Zombies are peepul too and shouldn’t be played by actors.

John E Mitchell
1 year ago

“rangers” fans making friends, in Lyon, on the latest leg of ‘the journey’.

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption…
Celtic supporters make a pilgrimage to the shop where king of kings got his first pair of boots ?

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Caption
Crowds rush to see big Billy lift the big cup in 67.

Two morons that have no respect for humanity dishing out tickets, but probably. Good Tory voters and part of the zombies.

The game yesterday a bit turgid, but Celtic had flown to Germany then returned to immediately go to Berties funeral, anyone criticising that performance should grow up. The living dead have no decency neither have their friends on the so called media, not calling them out for their bile, or as the Daily Wanker put it ‘playfully pelting the Livi keeper with snowballs’

Funkyy
1 year ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Cartvale88, spot on….the one thing that rag’s kid-on journalists are good at is using certain words to paint a false image of events. It’s especially noticeable when they write their reports after European games when Celtic and “them” have been playing.
But you can see it perfectly clearly just recently when Ange took over at Celtic compared to Van of Bronchitis taking over at *rangers. They took a negative and doubting approach with Ange, focusing on his lack of European experience and almost minimizing his time qualifying for the World Cup as Australia manager and his successful management in Japan, not even hinting that maybe he could turn out to be a great appointment. Then compare that to how they reported on the Dutchman taking over the sinking ship. Everything was a positive, no doubts that he’ll succeed…in fact they immediately started referring to it as an “era”.
This is their only talent, their ability to use words to slyly downplay Celtic while raising that shower of sh1te to world beaters. Pass me the sick bucket.

Effarr
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkyy

Ive talked about their skill on the use of words for a long time now. Albeit the only skill they have.

Whoever he was: the bigot who was commentating on BBC Scotland on the game on Sunday had his lines all ready to blurt out. To paraphrase: "Aberdeen have scored, its the first day of advent and advent means joy and this could be joy for
Aberdeen”, or words to that effect.

Theyre getting helluva knowledgeable: I remember the days when it was only catholics who celebrated Christmas in Scotland and had to lose a day at work. Now they talk about advent, although they still dont know the real meaning.

Its funny how it wasnt the first day of advent when Celtic scored.

AntonDeclan
1 year ago

CAPTION: Man at front says, “….one hundred, ready or not here I come”!

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption too …
Guy at front of pic .

I’m telling you in here at the rally ,and there’s no body here …

Mcklintop
1 year ago

Since the green brigade refuse to leave the stadium, Bernard Higgins gets his kicks kettling the Christmas market shoppers instead.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Pierce Brosnan

Uibh fhaili
1 year ago

Trail of devastation as rangers juggernaut grinds to a halt in 2012

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Why is the page smaller?

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Caption:

The Moronic anagram awakens the masses to the fact that the piss is being taken.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

While Delta is the term for the Deep Sleep state.

Look into my eyes, look into my eyes …

Woof Charlie
1 year ago

Caption: Towards the end of the franchise Herbie takes out a mafia boss was poorly received.

Woof Charlie
1 year ago

Caption: There was criticism of the public sale of League Cup final tickets at Hampden when the three Hibs fans were only separated from the Celtic queue by one cop and a zebra crossing.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Caption:

First known photograph of Stockholm Syndrome.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Caption:

Manhunt launched for pathetic wee ETims poster whose sole form of self expression is jabbing the Thumbs Down.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

The man’s name is said to be Savage Jabheid according to police reports though I think it’s oor Useless and his sad wee vendetta against The Green Machine and the page at large.

Vinnie
1 year ago

Probably shouldn’t comment as not read the article, but fear more of the (recent) same. Ralph, you DID mention the “reality, ‘celebrity’ tv shite” recently and now, wait for it… New celebrity, ‘light-up’ eTims! Is this site designer related to the FN idiot disco lights provider at CP and Sevco Hampden? Answers on a penny black please. FFS.
Meanwhile serious, genuine people are trying to create a REAL Celts for Change………FFS. Disco Lights? Is that the roots of Celts today?
AH, M and others, I see what is achievable here, and it’s far bigger than proffered. A REAL threat to the Status Quo at CP.
This will continue ‘in another place’, as open to the tory Board is NOT what’s required.
AH. I’ve read recent input on tCS (I nearly put SC (easily done), hence a warning that things can go adrift).
There IS a movement, there ARE many possibilities…..an agreed, deeply considered ‘constitution’ is essential.
I’ve been working on it, as well as the lies of Scottish ‘everything hun’ for around a decade.
It will not be wasted.

Vinnie
1 year ago

Ach well, I’d join “the discussion” if ever articulate comment was allowed!!!!!

TicToc
1 year ago

See, see just as a matter of interst, a question about eTims support.
I first supported eTims by buying some merchandise for my brother’s birthday.
He loved it! I later met RM around his own town, bearing a wee present in thanks to him. I subsequently took the time to discover where they’d be having a pint one night, and remotely got my round in.
So, those amongst you (nearly all of you) who’ve done nothing £+ for eTims and regularly create a – (void) , just from what level of support, general intelligence and decency, where does your point-of-view allow you to state it?
FN Hypocrites. I need to desist now……blood boiling.
PS Henke and his Bhoy, Puggy, charlie, and all of those old-time eTims, I beseech you come back on here.
Differences can’t be settled without taking on difficult subjects, stating your case and coming to a democratic resolution.
Hail! Hail! The Glasgow Celtic and eTims (formerly?) its BEST site too.
Vinnie, AKA TicToc.

TicToc
1 year ago

I’m wondering why there are so few posts/comments on eTims recently.
Bought by a hun? Perish the thought.
I’ve attempted 3 longish comments on various subject matter and, unusually for me, without expletive. ALL fukkin gone to that piece of piss……..Gggrrrrrr
Some Vinnie, some TicToc, ‘smart-arses’ whom DO NOT know me, just walk on by.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

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TicToc
1 year ago

I DID previously tell you Gringo, WRT my comments ……. “walk on by”.
You take valuable space on here (as it once was), too much of it, you pay nothing and add nothing. IMHO that makes you a freeloading clown.
Walk on by. If you choose to take that as a threat, you’re maybe not quite as much of an idiot as I think you are. Anyway time, as always, will tell……

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

That IS me walking on by, Tit.

Cant you see it?

Btw, It’s a free site and I’ve contributed more laughs to it down the years than you could ever hope to raise in yer lifetime.

Especially with an attitude like that.

Nae wonder the site’s empty with you coming on threateningnpisters aw the time.

Nae wonder yer posts don’t get by the moderators, fool.

Now you go and have a think about that while I laugh at your inability to get the joke of a wee man walking right bye, as you washed, and you had tae stop him for a fight, like a daft f@nny.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

This has always been a site of great humour, T, and as your constantly binned comments prove, nobody wants you coming on here growling and throwing yer drunken weight about.

If ye want a fight there’s plenty of pubs around around, go there to get rid of yer raging yer angst at not being allowed to write on fitba blogs cos ye’re too antisocial for common decency.

Cheers.

1 year ago

This site, was a place of great humour and comment until you started to saturate it with your inane babblings and ramblings about vaccines and conspiracies. Plenty of good guys like Mike, Monti etc have just about disappeared from here since you got a toe hold on here. Thought Monti had dropped out of existence altogether until I saw a comment by a Monti on ACSOM the other day. Hopefully Ralph/Malph will come to his senses one day very soon and limit you to one item per day no more than 100 words. And then, mercifully we can all have a bit peace from your fantasies. H. H.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

If, as you correctly point out, there’s no one commenting, then how can the space be ‘valuable’ when it’s been left empty?

Think about it.

The space is either valuable or it’s empty.

And I think we all agree that for the past series of articles I’m the only one providing the site with any clicks at all.

Whereas you …

You simply write rants one after another that the A,is et AI algorithm deems u worth and which Ralph & Desi then likewise seem unworthy upon reading as they’re invariably left in the cyberspace trash where the Artificial Intelligence clearly knew they belonged in the first place.

Then yo7 come on here crying about it, every damn time, while throwing your toys out the pram and threatening folk with violence for even replying to you or, in my case, telling you how to break them down by rooting out the offending word in an effort to help you curb this mad anger of yours.

You need to go and have a nice lie down, mate, and reflect on how insane you’re acting.

And all this because I drew a wee man walking in an attempt to make you laugh again

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

One last thing, Vincent, is WRTDIDIMHO an anagram, you know, like Omicron is an anagram of Moronic ..?

Are you writing in some kind of secret code so you can get past the censors ..
?

TicToc
1 year ago

There’s the song (Meatloaf?) “I will do anything for love….but I wont do that”
Face-to-face, I’ve no idea when, nor how, nor if I’d stop, as long as the opposition’s hands and teeth and legs were threatening me.
Apart from that, I’d chuck it early.

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

Woooo, Vinnie’s getting violent again.

And you wonder why our hosts keep blocking ye …

The cardboard hard man fae the Gasworks Road.

If ye want a fight away out tae the pubs and start yer pish there, tough guy.

This is a fitba site, not a meeting point for frustrated neds.

I thought you were alright once, Vinnie, but this sudden and entirely uncalled for about turn towards myself and constant threatening of violence upon other posters shows you up for the little shite that you really are.

Cos forgotten how to laugh at yourself, kid, and that’s one of the saddest things all because the day you start taking yourself seriously amidst all this madness is the day you lost both yourself and the war.

Nae luck, champ.

Like so many other losers you once coulda been a contender.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

Now you’re just another zoomed on the Internet who needs urgent professional help.

Here, you haven’t taken that jab, huv ye?

Thats driving folk mad left, right n centre, changing their personalities for the worse and has them acting in the strangest of ways.

Is it that, Vinnie?

You let Jabheid and the media machine talk you into it?

The Green Machine
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

You really Ah’ve to be careful with the online aggro stuff, as one of Phil’s more recent articles about the Brit soldier threatening MP James Dornan with ‘one behind the ear’ proves.

Now as I’m sure you remember one of our otherwise more articulate and reasonable posters here threatened me with just such an action a while back and I explained to him then as I‘m explaining to you now that this is a fitba site designed for opinions and debate and if you can’t handle disagreements without resorting instantly to violence then you really need your head examined.

The Green Machine
1 year ago

https ://philmacgiollabhain.ie/2021/11/25/ james-dornan-msp-threatened-by-ex-british-soldier/#more-22817

Funkyy
1 year ago

And with the game stuck at 0-0 with 6 minutes to go, the *rangers get their customary “get out of jail” penalty from Beaton to get the 3 points and excite the media into a frenzy as they go 7 points (in capital letters in the Daily Rectum) clear of Celtic.
They (both teams) were total and complete sh1te…a snoozefest. We could have played them both at the same time and we’d have won.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkyy

Hate to say it. Penalty right call

Funkyy
11 months ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Iancelt67, on first view on YouTube I agree it looks like a penalty…but look at the replay from a closer angle and you’ll see that the Hibs player pulled his foot away from contact but Kent went down “anticipating” contact. Beaton was closest to the two players and had a clear unobstructed view but as always “they” get the benefit of the doubt….while the same ref and his pals are always “unsighted” when there is two-legged assault on a Celtic player in the box or the ball is slapped away from the goal mouth with the keeper beaten.

Iancelt67
11 months ago
Reply to  Funkyy

Bolongolis hand ball was more of a penalty. Heart sank when they got that last night. But porters is a liability. Great player. I’d have him and souttar for us

portpower
11 months ago
Reply to  Funkyy

The young lad Porteous is up himself. He will never learn.
From, do I look happy to do I look a fool. Managers nightmare.

portpower
11 months ago

Penalty to Sevco. It was foreseen in the ducks entrails. Duck, now there is a warning that Gio hasnt had screamed to.

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