Merry christmas everybody.
Maybe this year it’s right to be a little bit more sentimental than usual, to treat those around you with a little more love and respect, and maybe it’s right to remember those who have departed with a little more than just a raised glass.
Westminster has stopped shy of banning household mixing altogether, but a simple “cabinet meeting in progress” sign on your door will keep things nice and legal.
There’s a feeling of here we go again throughout the real world and the crazy, topsy turvy mixed up world of Scottish football.
You want to know why ?
Because we, as a society, have forgotten how to deal with bullies.
For example, Suzie McGuire, the radio DJ , was in a video where she mimed “fuck the huns ” as a tag line on the christmas hit Merry Christmas Everyone.
On seeing this, some outraged wet wipe contacted her employers, and now she hasn’t got a job.
The problem here is with Nation Radio, who failed to tell the outraged citizen to go and fuck himself, as if it offends him then he shouldn;t watch it, but instead, they took the easy way out.
It’s been happening in Westminster for years, it happened when Trump got elected in the USA, though they finally came to their senses last year, and it happened to Corbyn , the last Labour leader, when he pointed the NHS was going to be sold off, and to anyone who suggested Brexit might not be a good idea.
Decent people get shouted down, demonised and finally silenced.
Scottish football has it’s own shouty bullies in the form of a new club/company operating out of Ibrox.
When the Holyrood government, admittedly somewhat confusedly, decided that larger public events would be banned and crowds restricted to just 500 for a couple of weeks, most clubs suggested, quite reasonably, that the upcoming winter break should be moved from Jan 3 to December 26;
Presumably the virus was having a week off for christmas, but it was clearly a compromise between carrying on and the more draconian idea of just shutting down completely.
Two clubs, Ross county , who feared they would have to invest in a few new fans to take the total attendees to 500, were placated when it was explained it was a limit , and not a target, and shouty bullies “rangers “, who weren;t quite sure what they were saying “no ” to, but said it anyway.
Predictably, no one in the Scottish media asked then why they were saying no, and at least one outlet , the Glasgow Times, through the staunch Matt lindsay, even pointed out that
The SPFL risk incurring the wrath of Rangers again by bringing
the winter break forward amid more Covid chaos
The implication that the wrath of Rangers is to be considered ahead of public health is bizarre, but it’s there.
It’s what they do, intimidate, harass, bully…..
With their friends in the media always keen to jump on board anything that will prop up their piss poor sales figures, regardless of veracity or fairness, it’s little wonder that no one seems to know who the bad guy is any more, let alone how to get rid of him.
Common sense , sort of , did prevail, with the season halting after the Boxing Day fixtures, which isn;t ideal, but will serve as a compromise.
Things might not be any better when things restart after the break, but they might be.
And thats certainly a better idea than carrying on and hoping this leg of the plague just goes away.
Perhaps the overall feeling of doom and gloom has contributed to the reaction over the 0-0 draw with St Mirren in the week.
Suddenly, the Ange Express has slipped off track and we’re all doomed again. Suddenly the league is over and he’s back to being an unknown manager who won the lottery.
Just a few days after he won the first trophy, and so far only one available, of the season….
As usual. Mikey Johnston, just back from injury, was the scapegoat again.
Johnston is often thrown in and expected to perform immediately at the level of whoever he replaces. When he doesn’t, supporters claim he’s not Celtic class, and ruthlessly expose any mistakes or wrong decision making.
Then his form and confidence suffer, and he makes mistakes etc….it’s known as bullying.
What chance does he have ?
There are others who have been and will be pilloried for anything short of a world class performance, some who aren;t even old enough to drink in some US states, but somehow it’s right to scream abuse on field and on line at them ?
Give it a break.
Save it for where it really matters.
Celtic won’t be employing Bernie Higgins, the former Reichsfuhrer Police Scotland. They never were, and now they can pretend they’ve listened to the fans and acted on their behalf.
Which, of course, will mean they can get on with their business in the background, and they did when they announced the appointment of the new CEO.
Celtic Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Nicholson as Chief Executive with immediate effect.
There won’t be any press conference, as Peter Lawwell isn’t available to stick his hand up the new man’s arse and do the talking for him.
With confirmation that Nicholson is now the CEO comes confirmation that Celtic, as they did the last time a club/company at Ibrox was in trouble, will bend backwards to help save another Rangers, and they’ll use our money to do that.
Nicholson is not so much a step backwards, but a full blown retreat with horns and horses
Like I said, we seem to have forgotten how to stand up to bullies.
Though i meant it when I said Merry Christmas, I meant it when I said cherish those around you and remember those who aren’t.
Today , i’m going to go out and give christmas presents to hundreds and hundreds of people.
Mind you, I get paid for it.
Don’t for one minute think it’s because i’m a nice guy.
Oh, by the way….have you seen this years “must have ” gift for the discerning Celt about town ?
Sometimes you just have to shake your head and leave them to it…..
“Hello! My name is Laurie, from Denistoun, and some of you may know me as the arsehole from shows such as Radio Clyde SuperScoreboard.
At this festive time, I would like to take the opportunity to order a dozen of your finest Hoops Union Jack jackets please, in various sizes and shades, that I may distribute them widely to my family
and friendand wee Shug.
Good diary Ralph, a Green Union Jack, couldn’t believe it when I saw it at Hampden, still don’t but hey someone is having a laugh. Glad you spoke out for fairness to Mikey. He doesn’t want to play poorly, make more sense actually to boo whoever picked him when you think about it. Why oh why do Celtic supporters have to have a scapegoat. From Peter Grant. to Janes Forrest. If they are in my team I understand booing or even groaning at one of ours is never going to help them or us. No manager will play someone if he has a better alternative it simply isn’t rational. Happy Christmas Etimers looking a better season already and it will get better still.
Remember the abuse Tommy Callaghan used to get. Some guys want to have a word with theirselves.
Thanks Stevie didn’t come to Scotland until 1980 so missed to Tommy Callaghan. I just read the Celtic Christmas message. I feel good about Angie and Kyogo’s English is coming on a treat! We
Correct, didn’t bother big Jock though. Remember someone in the Jungle said he thought Jock would put him on to show the fans who was boss.
james forrest is 30+. time to move on
We need the grifflo back from Dundee, we will be paying most of his wages so he might as well be at Celtic Park. Out of the 31 shots, with 8 on target on Wednesday night I’m sure he would have got A goal.
He would have to be keeping up with play in order to do that but! :)) por cierto.
You could win a few bob on that. Allegedly.
He’s a sub for Dundee these days and has scored a total of 1 goal.
Even if he was playing and scoring regularly, he’s as welcome at Celtic Park as Higgins.
Nice free kick kick v the sheep.
Guess the Harrington, collar up or no, will be in the New Year sales for 59p with a wee sweetie thrown in and it still will no be seen anywhere near Paradise. Love watching Mikey Johnston play and he showed real form afore he broke and is showing deft footwork that will win Strictly Come Dancing any year with the right partner. But to win sometimes, If you can’t find a partner use a Wooden Chair and go crown your marker with it. King who Has Left the Building, but no our hearts, Larsson and his Prince Kyogo both have believe it or no, a spiteful side. Make the other sucker feel bad and take the points or the cup by being ruthless. Otherwise dear Mikey will be either In the Ghetto or singing Jailhouse Rock while sitting in that wooden chair far too much for my liking while Jota goes out and does it. Good luck to him, but he is 24, so It’s now or never. So we have a classic Kyogo finish and a pot to celebrate, only Celtic could leave a couple of days later but I don’t have a Wooden Heart. So to Ange, All of Ye and everything Celtic, have a Very Merry Christmas! Uh-Huh-Huh! HH!
He’s only 22, although he’s been talked about for years, so understandable to think he’s older.
I suspect he’s got one more game to try to make a significant contribution, as after the break we should have players back from injuries and perhaps reinforcements, so he’s likely to down the pecking order again.
I stand corrected thank you. Hope he makes it, he really has talent. HH!
If you’re into stats/data analysis then over on CbN there’s a new article
Albeit on a very small sample but it shows that he gets into good positions to make a scoring contribution (goals and assists) but then fluffs his lines.
Can he improve or is it incurable?
Have a nice break away from speeding door to door, rest the reindeer, some very valid points about fans that rage just after Celtic win a cup. They should stop reading the dross from Jackass, Union Jack, and Wet Arse Lindsay.
The Rankers are back to smoke and mirrors as they head towards the cliff edge, again the trash do not print any negative stories, buses being bricked, Ashley winning his case, there general ‘ Penny Arcade’ survival. The break should allow Ange to strengthen and move forward to a successful 2022.
He really against teams that sit in, needs a big target man up front, hopefully one is on his Christmas list.
A very happy safe and peaceful Christmas to all Celtic supporters worldwide
We’ve got one, Giakoumakis !
Allow me to retort, Mikey Johnston has shown he has some skill but his negatives outweigh this . One example being the good work to get him into a position v St Mirren only to shoot when he should have squared. Inverted winger or not, he just ( 7 career goal) isn’t good enough.
I would never boo him, nor who picks him nor read msm but his cliched play is less than we need.
both p!sh. punt
The problem is the hysteria is 2 sided with the League Cup win being described as almost “the greatest comeback since Lazarus” etc.
As good as it was, it needs to be emphasised that it was achieved without having to go through the Huns, who we haven’t beaten in 2 years.
If you try and gently point out to those who say we are in a brilliant place/form that we are still significantly behind in the league then you’re just being negative, a hater etc.
The Huns beat us earlier in the season due to our inability to deal with crosses and we’ve done nothing to successfully address this and they’ll be trying to ruthlessly exploit this again.
Although there are grounds for optimism, we are a long way away from a Celtic Triumphant season.
Despite the evidence to the contrary, a lot of fans (certainly as many and probably more than the so-called doomsayers) have convinced themselves that its inevitable that we’ll win and the Huns will collapse.
Good points Cha and all that said these has been considerable and consistent improvement with the occasional stumble. Winning the league cup was actually to be celebrated given our performances last season. Sevco was well beaten by the team we beat in the final. While I understand the measured pessimism I thin line the manager and team deserve more praise than they get for progress. I do think we will be able to beat Sevco next time out. So I’m happy with progress and I think there is a very good chance of winning a table this year. I’d actually be happy to win the league more than anything.
I like to think of myself as more of a cautious optimist! 🙂
Indeed we can only beat what’s in front of us and its not our fault if Hibs humped the Huns in the Cup.
I agree that we should be able to beat the Huns but until we actually play them its an unknown.
They will be looking at how other teams are able to stifle us and score from crosses, so can we overcome this and our natural attacking game triumph?
Lets hope its a successful and happy 2022 for all of us and our resident cuckoo finally leaves the nest. 😉
Merry Christmas Ralph to you and yours and everyone on etims (even those who think Santa is in the Illuminati). Great point on Higgins and I’ll accept 10% of your fee on that which I calculate as an F and a bit of the U. As a wee mod I had The Jam in proper Union flag colours on my parka. Became school cross country champion thereafter.
Have a good time, merry Christmas.
No, that’s, ‘The Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner’
I know – Royal Stuart tartan on a Celtic jacket – whit a riddy!
(Oh, haud oan …)
Anyway, Celtic F.C., the only club in Scotland that can win the Treble. Hail, Hail to all the Tims.
Spot on about the bullying Ralph.
For the record I’d never dance round anyone singing a Bananarama song, the Dickies…had that in yellow vinyl.
“Join the discussion”?????
My posts from the last 3 days were “approved”..in other words they were “binned”.
So Ralph, that’s a really innovative way of getting folk to “join the discussion”.
Hope Santa puts ashes in yer stocking.
it is like santa is a cunt like that have kicked a ball,left.
Do not sign me, i will read the flight of the ball, Liel, yes, can take a corner ?
No other excuse than, soft in Scotland. An welcome.
I don’t know whether to laugh or greet!!
Merry Christmas bhoys and ghirls.
I’ll dance to the Dickies no Bananarama
Took an an of a age Merry Ordane Chirstmas… we stilll need a left winger for on to the on
Merry Christmas it is weather so
Though the chance left wing to never take the chance.
New Tom & Jerry is out. It is really beautiful.
awaiting for the over the bottom side. Maybe Celtic players are soft cocks. How the eff do you rip something while running to over there.
Santa pulled a hammie, what is wrong ?
Slow motion Khids, Michael is not that Lawwell with a leather wallet.
Rod Steward. Did i spell it write ?
sevco fc represent Scotland. Silent winter SFA.
I am sitting back, no signing till August. Are you not there? Bugger off you Aussie…
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL ON HERE, HAVE A GOOD DAY & BEST OF HEALTH TO YOU & ALL YOUR FAMILIES.
I’M DOING A 13 HOUR SHIFT TONIGHT SO NO BEER FOR THIS CHAP!
Merry Christmas Monty
Why`s no everything, Celtic Piper
If they sit, ask.
Those though, listen Michael. though a.
Donk, … and sign, top of the, so there, maybe not. No us policy prepared, not to worry. Ball at one or.
Michael, do not let them lose the good times.
We are due an OG, merry happy new year, Ghirls and Bhoys.
Enjoy, they weren
t with youll remember.
Raise the tide.
Ange is going with the locals, do not expect that league covered in theirs. size of…does not look good, aint got a ring yet.
They build a changing room and next you know, they are flinging an odd shaped flat ball at each others testicles.
Celtic FC, the held wealth. All nasty conniving bassas want a piece.
They could bring the winter break forward but they couldnae bring a tribunal forward for violation of the Covid19 regulations.
sevco almanac FC.
For sevco FC, it is at our digression.
Hello there, it’s now well after 1.00 AM and I just have a few things to say.
1) Regardless of my view of the site, the Bhoys at eTims bring us a place in which to generally fall out, spout pish or make sense; WELL DONE THEM.
2) It’s Christmas-time and I’ve been lucky enough to spend quality time with my wife, my son, his partner and oor wee GrandSon Sam, and quality time it was. For those less fortunate, I genuinely feel for you.
We do as much as we can for the local homeless, but what about those who just manage and have no one to turn to?
Our intention is to go wider in 2022 and try to alleviate ALL of those poor, both in money and contact.
3) I’ve almost thrown my CELTIC FC towel in. (The PLC one went decades ago).
I’ve had terrific contact and content on various matters Celtic FC but, just at this moment, I’ve had enough. The preposterous attempts to cut in, pass the ball through a fuckin ‘centipede’ and repeat with nauseating failure was perhaps just a bridge too far. The snake-derived intro of MS as perma-CEO was just kicking sand in my eyes.
This will not end here, nor end well for the Bankier Corps(e).
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I wish all at eTims a GRAND time over this over-rated, commercial farce. Thank you Charles (Dickens).
My focus will remain on those less fortunate than myself and most of my family, and seeking a solution: DESMOND OUT! NICHOLSON OUT! LAWWELL, you’re not gone YET.
BTW, I wrote to the FCA in November 2019. I was so pissed off (maybe pissed up), but dropped it. I can explain the whys and wherefores to anyone with GENUINE interest. Don’t waste my time if you intend fukking me about; I guarantee it would end with your tears.
And a Happy and Celtic FC New Year to you all. (well most of yoy!)
That boy on loan from Sevco that came on as a sub looks like he’s got the key to fat Fredo’s pie stash.
3pts were most welcome, but another 90 minutes of woeful set piece plays, I despair at times.
It was not good. Playing a square ball across the 6 yard box which is a frozen farmer’s field is numb buttery.
Starfelt selt the jerseys. Again.
jury is in. he’s cr@p
Starfish gives the ball away then is worse than amateur at closing down the crosser for the goal. You’d like to think AP goes through him.
‘Dundee manager James McPake has branded SPFL chiefs “a disgrace” for making his covid-hit side play at Aberdeen, which he said put his players, staff and their families at risk.
Dundee United boss Tam Courts insists the “integrity and quality” of the Scottish Premiership has been severely impacted by Convid .’
Which is what I’ve been saying all along, if this thing was real every game would have been stopped immediately and without hesitation.
Instead they forced every game to go ahead, fans included.
Now who here among you thinks that was the correct decision amidst the third wave of a worldwide pandemic?
Wouldn’t you be better posting on a website that gives a shit about your crackpot fantasies!!
Highseatim’s post was clearly read and liked by numerous other posters, as expected from a well respected poster.
To claim that no one reads or pays attention to them is demonstrably false and would be the source of total embarrassment to a normal sentient human.
To state the opposite can only be the befuddled thinking of a diseased mind.
Your posts on the other hand are deep in the red, as expected from non-cerebrally challenged commentators to be found on here.
From your unscientific drivel through your innumeracy to your conspiracy theory nuttery, no one seems to engage positively with you and yet you endless reply to your own posts as if there was some genuine debate going on.
If you won’t take HST and others advice perhaps you’ll take your own:
“I’m sorry and Ah’ll gie ye aw peace now”
Of course you won’t as that, like everything else you write, isn’t written in good faith.
HST has joined the ranks of myself, Christina, JimboH and RStP who have all been advised to leave the site this week by a deluded fantasist who can barely string two coherent sentences together. All appeals to Ralph and Desi go unheeded as the blog becomes one man’s personal lunatic asylum, driving posters away on a daily basis. WILL NO ONE RID US OF THIS TURBULENT PEST!
I’m surprised you want it known how you pestered the guy so much with your unwanted input he had to close his site. So ended an attempt to provide a lovely lady like Christina with a forum to chat with some old friends free from your lunacy and adolescent ‘jokes’ about cunnilingus. Well done, I hope you’re proud of yourself, spoiling things for everyone else as usual. You obviously have no shame and, as I’ve said before, lack the self-awareness to see what a monumental tit you are.
Haven’t you got a treatise to write on post- impressionism? I’m sure there are some excellent articles on Wikipedia by people with real degrees that you can c&p and claim as your own. Or maybe you could add to those four languages you’re ‘fluent’ in by visiting Google translate again. (Try English first though as you’re struggling with that). Alternatively, now that Parsley has closed his site, you could claim to have written his songs – who could prove otherwise?
The world is full of opportunities for an expert bullsh*tter like you. Come out of your mammy’s attic, put away your nudie books, deflate your rubber girlfriend and head out into the real world – I promise you won’t fall off the edge!
A Hun may be thick with the brain of a lentil
But Green Machine is roon’ the bend
A Hun might tell lies but he won’t drive you mental
With a load of crap
Like four languages, degree in art
Righting wrongs and writing songs
His delusions seem to have no end
But eejit or wally or just plain doo-lally
Green Machine is roon’ the bend.
A deluded fantasist (art degree! Oh my aching sides!) who can barely string two coherent sentences together. I thought an narcissist like you would recognise yourself.
it was printed in a paper not that long ago after the absent landlord [tashman] that the second largest share holder is p.l. so he isint just gonna let anybody take over he lawwell needs a bumboy that is a yes man and at the same time he can have to keep an eye on his shares , and another thing before i end we where all told for years about the old Irish women who was the largest share holder at our club and after the Kelly,s and the White,s almost ran it into the dirt along comes the bunnet and after he goes one of his last statements to the fans was no one individual person will ever have the major shares of this club !!! so why has the absent landlord been allowed to become that person cheers all and all the best for next year Hail Hail .
Lawwell has 365,000 shares (p21, Annual Report 2021). This is only 0.3% of shares and, I suspect, these were given as part of his employment and I doubt he’ll be buying any more now that he’s un(der)employed.
I think the 2nd largest is Lindsell Train, an investment company, owned by Nick Train (or is it Lindsell?), although obviously with other people’s money.
Desmond has about 30% of the shares, so he doesn’t have a majority but as he’s effectively in concert with Lindsell Train and other big shareholders then he/they effectively control the club.
Fergus McCann may have wished that no individual(s) control the club but he simply sold to the highest bidder with no restrictions, so he had no control on who would own the shares.
The top shareholders are detailed at the following but as Mike says if the fan shareholders could be united then they would be in second place on the list:
Green machine aka Laurie from denistoun
Gie it a bye fur a bit. Condense your posts, normalise them in a succinct manner and order that follows in a manner that gives other posters a chance to debate some of your ok thoughts. Maybe some lithium or respirodol. You have some good points. This is a blog. Give others space. You may become a decent contributor
Start your own blog if you want to put essay like posts up. More economy of opinion with a few lines, that may get more of the reaction and attention you desire might pay dividends. Otherwise this two bob watch approach drives people away. This was the best blog going, you’re single handedly streaming thoughts with overkill. It’s not fun for others. Just my opinion
I’m still quite shocked at how few celtic fans can see what’s happening. The behavioral scientists of the 77th brigade have done their job but the enthusiasm of so called antifascists in embracing discrimination and authoritarianism is beyond belief. They have given their minds and their bodies to the state.
RFK junior believes this could be the final battle of good versus evil, that’s how serious this is.
Reiner fuellmich also believes this and that the people who still believe the narrative are under a mass psychosis and have no part to play. I always imagined celtic fans and the so called fighting Irish would be at the forefront fighting tyranny.
Anyway if thats you away Goodluck and God bless. I honestly believe you’re right about all you say about the corruption in Scottish football and also the pandemic vax situation.
When all is done you will be able to hold your head high, others will feel shame
Is the Mammy
s pursescontent a moth ?
Does Daddy wish to have the ability to retract and only have suckers ?
sevco soft-bodied mollusk FC.
An aversion to Scottish Football is what the 10 Premiership clubs should accentuate officially of the 2.
Stand doon ETim moderators. There is nae need of that ignore optional button. (would not of worked any who)
Happy new year, Green Machine.
The bastardisation of reality. 150 years, pfft.
sevco cosplay FC.
71 out of 149 posts on this thread alone have been posted by the same tin foil technician.
Given how hard it is to get an actual post to appear on here one can only assume that it’s part of a wider Masonic conspiracy.
Have a nice flight Dee Dee …