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Celtic Diary Thursday December 30: We Know Where We’re Going

There may be a lack of football just now, but there certainly isn’t a lack of chatter.

 

The mainstream media continue their campaign to Save Another Rangers, as the decision to move the rest of the season back to when there’s a possibility that some of us might see it impacts on the Ibrox club/company with cash being in short supply over there.

 

At first they wanted to carry on playing without telling anyone why, and their poodles in the media came out with all sorts of nonsense to back them up, but that’s starting to die down now having failed to make any headway.

 

Or sense.

 

The plague has made a bit of a comeback and it’s safer to not hang around in pubs, on buses and at football matches until it’s either burnt itself out or at the very least infections are back down to a level that doesn’t threaten to overwhelm emergency services.

 

No one with even a modicum of sense can deny that, but then again, they haven;t asked anyone with a modicum of sense.

 

 

Kris Boyd gave his usual, overvalued, tuppence worth, old news now, but still worth mentioning…

 

“This decision to postpone the winter break is asking for trouble when it comes to pile-ups. 

“When you take a step back, it just doesn’t make sense to stop during a pandemic when we are allowed to play. 

“Doncaster said there are no free dates for postponed fixtures to be fitted in. 

“So when are we going to squeeze all the games in after the inevitable call-offs in the months to come? Remember, there is already a precedent that the league can’t be extended by more than a few days. 

“Well, what happens if Rangers arrange a tour of Japan like Celtic did back in 2008? 

“Everything coming from the clubs and the SPFL has been about the prospect of fans being back in a few weeks. 

“Does anyone really think there will be significant crowds back in by the middle of January? It’s a ludicrous suggestion. 

“The last short-term circuit breaker from the Scottish Government lasted for months, and the peak of the Omicron wave is predicted for February. 

“I’d be astonished if stadiums were packed after this early three-week break. 

 

Thats right..he said

it just doesn’t make sense to stop during a pandemic 

 

 

I mention it because Boyd’s strings, probably the heavy duty type used to tie boats to the pier, are clearly being pulled by someone else.

 

 

He also mentioned that the SPFL, and Neil Doncaster, who has always and will continue to act in the interests of all clubs, should be replaced by a single commisioner, who could act regardless of what the clubs think.

 

There should be someone, just one person, in charge to make the big decisions for the greater good.  

 

 

Derek Johnstone, another chunky vacuum , said on Radio Clyde that he thought that man  should be Campbell Ogilvie, the former Rangers former director who had a novel and refreshing outlook on sporting integrity , honesty and transparency.

 

 

That’s clearly the plan from an ibrox point of view, to get their man in charge of things, but cleverly what they did was to get tweedle dum and tweedle dumber to put the idea out there first, so that if it didn’t gain any traction then they could distance themselves from it quite easily.

 

 

Since you won’t read it anywhere else, it’s worth reminding ourselves that Mike Ashley has won his most recent court case, and that alone will cost the club/company millions.

 

What has gone largely unnoticed is that he’s made a claim for lost earnings as a result of a breach of contract. And he’s winning.

 

 

Two other firms who also lost money due to Ashley reminding “rangers ” about his agreement are waiting in the wings so that they can sue for lost earnings and breach of contract, and those cases won’t take anywhere near as long as the Ashley one….

 

 

For any business losing a million or so pounds a month before any of this, the race is on to sell players before they go under, as they then won’t be able to sell them.

 

That Champions League money isn;t looking like it’s going to cover the waterfront any more, but there is the legends game to look forward to …and pay in advance for.

 

To celebrate 150 years of the combined entities existence, there’s a legends weekend in March, and they’re hoping to raise enough in time from advance sales to cover this months wages, or it’s more loans to equity time again.

 

 

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, manager ange Postecoglou continues to cement his position as master of all things football.

 

With League cup final celebrations causing one or two, er, medical issues at the club and leading to a depleted squad facing St Johnstone, he was, shall we say, not best pleased, and his position at the club was not the only thing cemented when he found out.

 

 

Indeed, the most common phrase recently around the ground hasn’t been Merry christmas, but “fuck me he’s got a temper ” as a number of players, including one or two who ought to have known better had their baws booted , for want of a better phrase.

 

 

It;s not difficult to work out who they are, but wings have been clipped and tails will no longer wag dogs.

 

 

And Vasilis Barkas showed the boss that he can catch a ball, control it with his feet, and even start attacks, which might well have one player thinking about his professionalism, whilst at least another one has been reminded that armbands can come and go…

 

 

The manager didn’t calm down for days, we’re told and that was evident when he called a reporter “mate “, something Australians call someone who isn’t their mate , usually just before they punch them.

 

 

Interestingly, Ange also said that Michael Nicholson was a great guy and a pleasure to work with.

 

 

He stopped short of calling him “mate “, but the warning was there….

 

 

And it seems that the first new face of the window is now a done deal, with several Japanese sources reporting the intial loan with an option to buy deal for Daizen Maeda, which is another break from tradition in that the window isn’t open yet.

 

The manager said weeks ago that he was working on additions, and this proves he wasn’t telling fibbers.

 

 

All in all, we can;t grumble about where we are.

 

We’ve won a trophy, the other two are still very much in our own hands, and whilst there has been a problem with injuries, largely down to players suddenly finding that their employment terms and condtions include the words full time, and training is now a fundamental requirement as opposed to an optional extra, the players who we may have felt had reached the end of the road have grabbed their opportunities with both hands, except, of course, Barkas, who used his feet.

 

 

Nir Biton and Tom Rogic have excelled under the new manager, and despite what our own Kris Boyd, Frank McAvennie thinks, if indeed he thinks at all, Tony Ralston has been perhaps the star of the show so far, which is testament to the manager’s ability to manage as well as coach.

 

 

And today, there’s news that Chris Jullien might even be back in training soon, if he can get his christmas decorations down without falling over the dog and breaking his leg.

 

 

Alright, maybe I’ve taken the optimism too far, but we’re in a good place, and with a manager who knows what he wants and crucially with the strength of personality to see it through, then we may yet have a season to remember.

 

 

Nah, we are going to have a season to remember.

 

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BJF
30 days ago

Ralph fair comment but I was put out about the inference Cal Mac had behaved unprofessionally (‘armbands can come and go’). He has always come I’ve as a very level headed guy who has led from the front. A proper successor to Scott Brown, maybe too much like him? Clearly you know more than me but that really disappointed me, Trust is a big part of what a manager needs.

Deek
30 days ago
Reply to  BJF

Was Cal Mac not done for drunk driving a couple of years ago? A great footballer but not so level-headed I fear.

Monti
30 days ago

Morning Ralph, hope you had a good Christmas, hopefully Santa delivered your parcels on time….cough.
Anyone still awaiting on parcels from Amazon?rest assured you will still be waiting.

Moving on swiftly ( unlike an Amazon delivery van ) I’m watching closely at who & what this Micheal Nicholson, the board plant delivers for Ange in the transfer window.
After years of Lawwell lying about well, everything, I have little faith in this guy.

We can’t simply cut three or four from the squad & add four, we need depth & high quality in the number of new signings, in my opinion there should be at least six or seven players brought in minimum.
All of them first team ready, first team standard & automatic picks.

Great to hear Chris Jullien is almost ready to return, I like the big fella & hope his injuries are behind him & he goes on to cement his place in Ange’s team.
Cameron Carter-Vickers & Jota should be made permanent signings in January if the option is there.

Oops there’s a chap at the door, must be Amazon…..then again.

SteveNaive
30 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Good shout Monti but don’t think we’ll get that many, suits will see we beat Saint Johnstone with the ‘C’ team. Interesting to note AP’s comments on Nicholson and him being ‘helicoptered’ in. Still no Head of Scouting so who is identifying the targets? Maeda all but done I hear.

30 days ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Hopefully Ange is !!!!

Monti
30 days ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Steve,
I think Ange just gets on with it, he doesn’t mope around because he does ‘t have a scout, assistant etc.
I would hope it’s Ange who is recommending targets to the club, any other scenario isn’t acceptable.
I honestly think we need that number in m8.

Damian
30 days ago
Reply to  Monti

I think at this stage Ange , if he feels he has the time to do it and is happy to do it is the right man to point out our new players. Maybe before summer window we can get a new man in to help Ange. Our first instinct is to get as many new players in as possible, however we need to be careful we don’t over load the number of new men Ange has to work with as he could be spread too thin & lose some of his effectiveness. I trust Ange to know how many to bring in

Monti
29 days ago
Reply to  Damian

Damien, yeah I agree mate

Cortes
29 days ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Back in October, a friend in the States sent me a bottle of Talisker for my birthday, via the Whisky Shop (proprietor I Bankier, Esq.). Accompanying the bottle (very nice) were two bits of company promotional bumph: both were heavily pushing Japanese brands. It was stretching credulity somewhat to see the Directrice of the Whisky Shop (Paris), Mlle Bankier, wax lyrical about a Japanese tipple in her “In My Spirits Cabinet” piece.
I don’t think it’s just Ange who may have an interest in signing players from the J-League.

Paddybhoy67
30 days ago

So, they were on the bevvy? The Covid rumours were just that? Tsk,tsk. On another matter … has anybody else started using “mate” as a warning to beware a roasting?

James
30 days ago

So is the manager blaming the players for not training enough which is making them injury prone? If that’s the case a severe baw bootin’,wages docked n put in the last chance saloon,here we are taking pelters from Huns n watching them winning while our own players are acting like fucking primadonnas when they’re actually just a set a lazy bastards.

BornCelt!
30 days ago

Amazing Hart and Callum Mac were dropped, oh sorry, suffering with gout, as Ange decided to remind any slackers and those on the lash there is a league to win and Europe, so no celebrations, Hampden or no, for a couple of days. If so, they should have waited till the coming break, so serves them right if Mount Olympus erupted. Respect kept Man U at the top for many years under Fergie and celtic under Jock. Seems we may have to suffer the same fate here under Ange, hopefully! HH!

The Cha
29 days ago
Reply to  BornCelt!

Hart missed both Saints games but McGregor only missed the St Johnstone game.

Are we saying that Hart was dropped for 2 games but McGregor for only 1?

If so, why, did Hart drink twice as much?

I’ve seem rumours that the absences were Covid breach related but surely these would have kicked in before the St Mirren game, yet Bain, Ralston and McGregor dropped out for the last game.

Surely any Cup celebration happened on Sunday and any breaches or positive tests would have been detected before the St Mirren game?

On the other matter, It’s great that Ange seems to be active in the recruitment of players but its still a red flag that he needs to be.

We seem to be no further forward and perhaps even behind from McKay’s appointment in setting up a professional modern structure and leave ourselves extremely exposed if Ange leaves in a year or 2’s time, whether for personal, professional or whatever reasons.

Owen Mullions
29 days ago

Thanks to Desi for flushing the site’s resident jobby yesterday. The place smells fresher already and hopefully we’ll see the return of posters like Henke who have disappeared over recent weeks. Keep your plunger at the ready for when he returns as Big Don Gazpacho or whoever with his latest bout of lunacy (he had begun to attack the theory of evolution in the last week).

29 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Yeah Owen,
It’d be great no having to bite my tongue or wearing boxing gloves to keep me away from the keyboard.
Will bide my time in case it’s the proverbial ‘lull before the storm’.
Seasonal Felicitations to you and yours.

JimboHo

Monti
29 days ago
Reply to  JimboH

Jimboh/Owen Merry Christmas to you lads

28 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Thanks Monti,
Best wishes to you and your’s for the New Year

Looks like 22 will be a Roller Coaster of a year.
Treble is only available to the good guys.
Win the league, put the zombies oot in the semi of the Cup denying them EUFA football. (Well maybe Conference League thingy. Dosh available there won’t buyback much share confetti if they last that long). A lot of bad news heading their way at the same time.
Here’s hoping.

H.H.

Paranoid celt.
29 days ago
Reply to  JimboH

That’s because you are either compliant brainwashed sheep or spineless cowards or both. You can stick your new normal up your arse along with your mask, lateral flow, PCR, and experimental gene therapy injection.

Paranoid celt.
29 days ago
Reply to  JimboH

Green machine was the only one who spoke truth in here. You like it because

Owen Mullions
29 days ago
Reply to  Paranoid celt.

The truth? So you believe the earth is flat then? Careful you don’t fall off the edge.

Happy New Year to JimboH and Monti.

Christina
26 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Happy New Year Owen, Mikey, JimboH & Monti hope you all had a lovely time! Owen got new phone so lost our chat thingy but will try to get it back! Just before demise of previous phone lost etims blog too. It was coming up as an 18+ site and was asking me to submit credit card details to prove I was over 18!!!!! Eh a long time ago mate! Anyway checked it out with Sky and it was genuine so what were you guys up to when I was busy wrapping presents?? Nice & quiet here just now 🙂

Owen Mullions
26 days ago
Reply to  Christina

Christina, I’m afraid Parsley’s site is down. I emailed him to ask what happened and he said he’d been bombarded with tripe from TGM and even though he wasn’t passing it, he persisted anyway. In the end he couldn’t be bothered with the hassle. He’s really not very well these days so I can understand why.

Monti
25 days ago
Reply to  Christina

Same to you Christina, hope you are well!

Monti
28 days ago
Reply to  Paranoid celt.

Wow

28 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Noo that’s real paranoia.
What to do, what to do?

Monti
29 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Henke hasn’t disappeared, he just can’t get wi fi in his old folks home lounge.

Christina
25 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Thanks for letting me know about Arsene’s page. So annoyed that TGM would target him like that when knows That Arsene’s health is so poor. If you’re reading this Arsene best wishes for better health in 2022 and hope to see you back soon. I’m still struggling a bit to get on here I have to scroll through all your posts Owen till I find one that will let me reply- so if my replies seem to be a bit out of sync you will understand why! Hopefully that situation will improve in 22 at least I can, kinda, keep in touch guys! Here’s hoping for more signings and a rejuvenated CFC when football starts back. Wee bit worried about the mass exodus of players when these international call ups start to bite – hopefully a postponement of hostilities will be granted- if requested. Guess depends how many of a blue persuasion might be called away also doesn’t it? Happy New Year to all x

Christina
25 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Have replied to this but have received the dreaded ” awaiting approval” tag so we’ll see if it gets through! Back to really struggling to get on here again but will keep trying. Happy New Year to all x

Funkyy
29 days ago

A nice cheery Diary today Ralph, well done. You’ve got to laugh at Boyd, he wears his one brain cell on his sleeve. As for McAvennie, maybe he’s jealous ‘cos Ralston is getting “awe the burds” and he isnae.
Watched a video of Maeda’s top ten goals…now I know videos can be deceiving but this guy looks like Road Runner on steroids…and he can finish with both feet. We might have another gem incoming.
And it’s great that Julien is almost back…a lot of fans harp on about his injuries…but they forget that the injury that has kept him out for so long was suffered when he put himself at risk stopping a certain goal, so they should cut the guy some slack.
Watched Brentford v Man Shitty yesterday…my eyes are still bleeding. EPL…meh!!!

31003
29 days ago
Reply to  Funkyy

First I’ve heard of the Hart/McGregor shenanigans. Disappointed

31003
29 days ago

Disappointed with Hart & McGregor

31003
29 days ago

Disappointed with Hart & McGregor. What were they thinking about?

portpower
29 days ago

40 degree Cee, it is bloody Ralston for the Eve. Belated Christmas gift from Ebay for the wee Mhan arrived the day. Ill be spending the rest of the afternoon pulling Hot Wheel cars out of a dinosaurs butt.

Say after me, “I am a Celt and I am Beautiful.”

Happy New Year where ever you be Ghirls and Bhoys.

God Bless.

StevieD
29 days ago

I just can’t believe Kris Boyd can spell or understand the meaning of the words “ludicrous” or “astonished”; somebody’s written this for him. How a halfwit like this who obviously never graduated from primary school gets a gig like this genuinely baffles me. He can hardly string a sentence together. He reminds me of one of those guys that were forced to read in class when they obviously weren’t up to it and everybody else was cringing. His incoherent ramblings are an absolute embarrassment and a disgrace.

Woof Charlie
29 days ago
Reply to  StevieD

When his editor gets his social media hits (of which about 90% are Tim sites) you have your answer.

portpower
29 days ago
Reply to  StevieD

O`let him go .

portpower
29 days ago

Why is that crew slut, Mc Avennie, not questioning David Moyes why his West Ham side are only sitting 6th in the EPL ?

I still say that if we played the side that beat Fray Betis, even with the injured out, we would have won against sevco FC.

portpower
29 days ago
Reply to  portpower

sevco do not only pace themselves every 10-15 minutes of meetings within a game, but have to recharge at half-time.

sevco artificial pacemakers FC.

SteveNaive
29 days ago

All the best to all of you,
here’s to us in ‘22

portpower
29 days ago

Dermot and Pedro are opening an online monetary exchange for UEFA prize money to British Football Clubs. There is money in that there Euros. Brexit word silver exchange.

BornCelt!
29 days ago

As ye ken, Celtic are set to complete the signings of Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchi in a triple New Year swoop. More to come. Hatate looks a hard SOB, Maeda should be winning 100 metres as well as scoring for fun. Anything on these guys please enlighten me. And more on the way! Love it. Sevco have answered the challenge with erm, ah, oh, but… Love it! Aribo is being hawked as he is their only supposed asset of any note, the moose is beyond redemption. So Barca will be falling over themselves hoping they will be able to add him to next seasons Champions League game at Celtic Park, supposedly. Ange seems determined to show he is not here on holiday and there is more to him than a decent bit of grey between the ears and a volcanic temper. Slackers who sneak out or send texts while at home with the wife and kids beware, he knows who the idiots are and if anybody steps out of line, ouch, Ange does no like being taken for a fool. This season and the next few, hopefully loads, should be interesting and some surprise moving on’s may well happen. Hint. The Japanese interpreter has turned into teacher as Kennedy, Strachan and others take up lessons. Sit up straight and pay attention at the back of the class! Take that pencil out of your nostril Strachan! Happy Hogmanay, ハッピーホグマネイHappīhogumanei ハッピーホグマネイto all things Green, oh and those born under the red sun. Welcome to Glasga’, you will need a sense of humour! HH!

portpower
29 days ago

The EU Great Charter. Thy Palace of Westminster, Runnymede to your tax haven. What shall they do when locals down tools ? Once again experiment ?

portpower
29 days ago

New Years resolution… I want a Celtic FC crest stencil shone down to the pitch from the disco lights, in Au.

portpower
29 days ago

Did we just go sacred delta on the royal sevconian arch ?

Weclome the three Celtic equilateral.

I am whacking on in the New Year with some, Jeff St. John.

Enjoy.

TicToc
28 days ago

I just saw on Ceefax that The Bhoys have signed 3 (Maedo already spoken of – initially on loan) but plus Ideguchi and Hatate) Japanese players.
Kyogo will relish that and so will Celts supporters far and wide.
The SMSM took the piss WRT Naka, and he gave them it back in spades.
His TWO free-kick goals vs Manure away and then home were sublime.
Not to mention the SMSM’s attempts to ridicule Lubo (300,000) and Henrik (650,000)
I’m beginning to see light……after the total darkness of last year.
I “actually threw the towel in” with Celtic PLC AGAIN just recently but Celtic FC lives in my heart and always will.
#Turning Japanese I think I’m turning Japanese, I really think so’#…….
Hail! Hail! and all the Very Best to Tims worldwide as we approach the New Year 2022.

portpower
28 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

Happy New Year TicToc.

Racism is imminent of the 4 heroes in a Hooped Shirt at IOUbrox. That Shug Keevins shall be the first to laugh at banter banners.

Is it true that Shug bought Findlay`s pipe of orange songs ?

portpower
28 days ago
Reply to  portpower

My bad, it was the microphone.

TicToc
26 days ago
Reply to  portpower

A BIG CHEERS Port and a Happy New Year to you and your family.
“Shug” didn’t need Findlay’s ‘piped’ repertoire, nor did Peter Lawwell: all singing from the same (capitalist) hymn’ shite (no error).

portpower
28 days ago

We could stay forever, you and I, sevconians.

Ooh la la.

The Cha
28 days ago

Incredible to get the 3 signed up so soon.

I know its been all over Timternet but we’ve seen similar before and we end up with disappointment and loans at the fag end of the window.

The next important step is to be at the SFA’s doors as soon as they they reopen and not allow any Farryish shenanigans.

The 3 guys have just completed their season so should be ready to go after a few weeks rest.

Its unrealistic to expect any of them to play every game but that’s fine, as along with returning injured players, we should have quality depth in the squad to rotate and refresh.

The bad news is that Turnbull has been ruled out for 2 months, which must be a big personal blow given his history but hopefully he’ll be back to help us seal the deal in March/April.

In other good news, Jullien is back in full training and hopefully he can get match sharp soon, perhaps by the Huns game where his aerial ability would be greatly appreciated.

Happy New Year to those already celebrating and for those of us who still have a few hours to go.

Monti
28 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

I’ve seen footage of Maeda who looks born to play for Celtic, the other two guys Hatate & Ideguchi I know less of, when you look at the transfer fees, you have to ask, how good are these guys?

I want us to Scout the globe for players but we need to shine a light on Germany & Italy for players too.
Not just Germany & Italy, throughout Europe.

The Cha
28 days ago
Reply to  Monti

The 3 of them for a combined £3.5m and probably not that much on wages is excellent value, obviously with the caveat that they’ve still to play.

A lot of the same journalists who raved about Kyogo are very positive about these signings but are also cautious and recognise that there’s always a risk.

They’re all mid-20s so not young projects but if none of them reach Kyogo heights but 1 is a success, another is okay and the other doesn’t make it then I’ll still be happy.

I put these signings down to Ange and given the low cost then the board didn’t kybosh like some of Rodgers latter targets.

Still a lot of work, Jota (£7m), 2CV (not sure fee but wages are likely to be high) plus others and will the board balk as they’ve done previously or is there genuinely a new broom?

wrt Germany and Italy, a lot of players there have come from elsewhere and its probably those markets we needs to look at as ones already there will only be interested if they’re “failures”.

Monti
28 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Morning Cha & a Happy New year to you m8.
Don’t know if it’s just the sceptic in me but I’m a bit concerned we are doing business on the cheap.
If we were to add CCV & Jota on permanent deals on the back of the three Japanese, I’ll start to be more optimistic.
I’m aware we can’t bring in a dozen players at once, nor for huge transfer fees but I’m watching this board very very closely, Nicholson in particular, it’s all about the players, the quality of them & the standards, first team signings are needed here, not squad fillers.
A number of players also need to leave, Barkas, Griffiths, Ajeti, Bolingoli, maybe get Montgomery & Johnston out on loan.
I just don’t have trust in this board of directors.

The Cha
27 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Happy New Year to you and yours and I hope you’ve had your bowl of black particles.

I have the same scepticism regarding the board, as they’re the same people who have failed us time after time.

These signings were a no-brainer, all due to Ange’s inside knowledge, the value and nothing to do with them.

From now things get harder eg substantial outlay for Jota/2CV and new additions, probably from Europe.

None of these will be handed on a plate to them by Ange so who’s going to do the legwork, the same ones who scouted and signed Ajeti, Barkas, GG etc?

You’re also right about getting the unwanted out speedily, something that Lawwell was notoriously bad at (was it 4 years Balde stayed around on high wages as Lawwell thought he could outsmart him?). Hopefully a new broom but pudding, proof etc.

Damian
27 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

It’s important to remember that players are humans . Nobody can force them to join a specific club at a date to suit signing club . Also nobody can force a player out whilst he is contracted .

The Cha
27 days ago
Reply to  Damian

I agree, it’s all down to negotiations and that’s the part we’ve been poor at.

I’m sure Balde would’ve left early if he got a reasonable offer but Lawwell thought he could get him out for nothing. He was wrong and it cost us big style.

Similarly we’ve had ‘slam dunk’ signings, Fletcher, McGinn etc which we’ve missed out on due to ‘penny wise, pound foolish’ Peter.

Hopefully things are changing but there’s no guarantee.

Monti
25 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cha, ….that is my fear, that we will not push hard enough for proven, established players.

Cartvale88
28 days ago

Since the shambles, there appears under Ange to be a more direct approach, calling the SMSM and Boyd out as twats mate. He appears to have moved for players, Nicholson seems to be more flexible than Fat Peter. As for the trolls on the soothside they are heading for the rocks. Hector, Ashley and Hummel await, as Park continues to litigate now against the SPFL. There mouthpieces only the media are shovelling as much shite as they can, and the peepul are lapping it up. Just read their hysteria on the three wise men from the east.
Anyways away for a wee Swally, 2022 looks to be a good vintage and we are the only team that can do the treble, also have got all my Amazon crap.

Happy 2022 to one and all

portpower
28 days ago

James Forrest will win us the league.

Monti
28 days ago
Reply to  portpower

Port, happy new year comrade!

portpower
28 days ago
Reply to  Monti

Happy New Year Monti.

Only the 3 new signings. Ffs, i`m oot to buy a shark.

25 days ago
Reply to  portpower

Hope the Shark is defensive midfielder.

Woof Charlie
28 days ago

Happy New Year to all. While 21 was the worst of years the Wizard of Aus could be the start of something special. I’ve got a feeling. That special Celtic feeling. I’ll raise a glass of Sake to that. All the best.

Iancelt67
27 days ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Thank feck for cobra Kai

Funkyy
26 days ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

What? Did we sign him as well????? Ya dancer!!!

TicToc
26 days ago

I just posted an exposition of Sevco’s claim to be Rangers on PMGB’s site for clarification for some of its readers. (Who TF would want to claim THAT history????)
Anyway, I know the content as I’ve been studying it for over a decade. If it appears on his site then okay; if it doesn’t, okay. If any of you wish to have a clear and definite synopsis of events leading up to, and following 2012, just ask. I’ll gladly try to provide it.

Owen Mullions
25 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

‘I’d like to complain about this football club I bought’
‘Ah, the Govan Blue. What’s wrong with it’
‘I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it – it’s dead, that’s what’s wrong with it’
‘No, no, it’s eh … it’s just emerging from administration that’s all’
‘Look, I know a dead club when I see one and I’m looking at one right now’
‘No, it’s eh … beautiful shirt isn’t it? Look at those five stars’
‘The stars don’t enter into it. It’s stone dead!’
‘No, it’s on it’s way back I’m telling you’
‘Look, I’ve had enough of this. This club is definitely dead and when I bought it you said it had been on the go since 1872’
‘It has, it’s just pining for Europe, that’s all’
‘Pining for Europe? What kind of talk is that? Why did it fall on its arse when it got there then?’
‘Govan Blues are always falling on their arse – you get more penalties that way’
‘Listen, I’ve been checking and the only reason this club’s in the league at all is because it was forced in against the rules’
‘Well of course it was! It couldn’t go for 55 otherwise’
’55! How can this thing reach 55 – it’s deceased!’
‘No, no, it’s just passed out of admin…’
‘It hasn’t passed out, it’s passed on! This is an ex-club!’
‘Well, I suppose you want a replacement then. The thing is I’m out of Govan Blues – I’ve got a Third Lanark?’
‘Oh, f*ck off!’

Funkyy
25 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Excellent!!!

25 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

With apologies and thanks to The Monty Python tea.
The Dead Parrot Sketch.
Loved it

TicToc
25 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Top class, and true Owen.
The guy (some years ago) who told the story of the same dog was another very funny fella. It goes (not verbatim) but something like this. “Your dog, who you loved dearly dies. You get another dog. Same breed, same markings. It lives in the same house, eats the same food and wears identical collar, lead etc. to the dead one. Does that make it the same dog?” Er, NAW!
HaHaHa, gullibillies unto, er, em…..death?

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