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Celtic Diary Wednesday January 5: Don’t Look Back

Seems like just yesterday it was December… though when the sales start I’ll look for a keyboard that can spell.

 

 

I said yesterday that there was little point in talking about our cross river neighbours, but you do have to applaud their sales technique if they have got anything like what is being reported for Nathan Paterson, the right back who is presumably favourite to captain Earth in their upcoming Galactic cup qualifier with Mars.

 

Although figures vary from Everton’s “undisclosed fee ” to BBC Scotlands £16m, the truth, as ever is probably somewhere in between.

 

With hacks unlikely to dig deep enough to find out, we thought we’d ask around, and what we learned is truly astonishing..

 

Firstly, it seems the kid couldn’t wait to get out of town….

 

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A bit like Keiran Tierney when he went on loan to Arsenal….a very tiny bit to be honest.

 

 

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The truth is Paterson was sold for £5m up front, and 65 monthly payments of another £5m, taking the total fee to £310m, which is probably why Everton were reluctant to disclose it.  ( Well, thats not any more ridiculous than the other stuff you’ve read )

 

“rangers ” are saying it was only £16.90m so that they can print t shirts with Paterson 1690 on them, and sell them for £55 .

 

With marketing like that it’s little wonder they don’t worry about money.

 

 

Whats quite bizarre is the ecstasy over there at the fee raised, which one can only attribute to their own unspoken fears of an insolvency event being allayed for a while.

 

It’s almost as though they’ve never sold a player for decent money before….

 

 

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The fire sale will continue, with Alfredo Morelos pushed onto the stage, so no doubt after that one goes through, with Newcastle united favourites, according to tittle tattle, not only will they be on the brink of saving at least one of their clubs, there’s a real possibility that this transaction will see Morelos move to the richest club in the world, but the richest club in the world title will move to Glasgow.

 

That reminds me, with all the conspiracies around Ibrox players benefiting from somewhat flexible testing practices during the last couple of years, new manager Gio van Bronckhurst is determined to encourage a more responsible and transparent policy towards the virus.

 

He led the way yesterday by popping into the surgery and asking for a booster, and the doctor obliged by picking him up and putting a cushion under him so he could see over the table.

 

 

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch, preparations for the second half of the season continue, with one or two players you probably didn’t remember being here being told they can go.

 

 

We’re not entirely sure which ones, and it wouldn’t be fair to say what we’ve heard, as it may shatter players confidence if we’re wrong, but at least one defender may go out on loan, prbably to France, but only if he stays fit during the flight.

 

Those stairs are quite steep, after all.

 

 

As for incomings, Charlie Nicholas, now almost fully recovered from the operation to have his brain connected to his mouth, reckons that Cesc Fabregas could do a job for Celtic.

 

Apparently, an aging midfielder who can’t get a game for Monaco would fit right into the high press high intensity style favoured by Ange Postecoglou, but thats Charlie for you. Never afraid to speak his mind even though he hasn’t got one.

 

 

The Diary was optimistic yesterday that things on the pitch were going in the right direction, and of course all of those novel and refreshing interpretations of the laws of the game by referees have been noted and will be brought to the attention of those concerned when needed, at least according to gossip at the ranch, although it’s hard to believe that all of the other top clubs will now undergo a period of at least two years before they get a sending off…

 

 

Who was the last “rangers “player to be sent off ?

 

 

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Nope, though it does feel like it was round about the days of the player affectionately dubbed “Jaws “, who had his own honest approach to the physical side of his game.

 

It was alfredo morelos, and such was the furor surrounding the event, remember his throat cutting gesture which apparently means “i’m away for a bath”  in Colombia street talk, and all the accusations of racism and everything else that came with it.

 

No wonder the refs can’t be arsed with the hassle.

 

 

So reallistically it’s down to the clubs to call out any perception of bias, and whilst Celtic have failed dismally in the past to protect their own interests on and off the pitch, maybe there’s a way forward beginning to emerge from the battlefields of Resolution 12.

 

 

Nothing, it seems will be retrospectively investigated, but thats not to say we shouldn;t be on alert to prevent it from happening again, and this piece, from the Phil MacGhiollabhan site, offers a solution to a problem that hasn’t happened yet, but is certainly taking root.

 

membership scheme

 

 

We can’t afford to let those who have shown they don’t have only our clubs interest at heart think they’ll be allowed to preserve the old firm status quo a second time, and this seems like a reasonable way of getting our voices heard.

 

 

A brave new era on the pitch counts for nothing if we still have the same negligence off it.

 

 

It really is that simple, and this time we need to sort it out before it happens, because there is still more than a realistic chance of an insolvency event over the river, and this time the next entity won;t even have to start at the bottom.

 

They amended the rules after the last time, as you will recall, which makes you think that this was all some sort of plan.

 

 

 

We can;t count on the media if we want fair play, that much we have seen, when the third biggest club in Scotland have a former manager taking up another job, and he’s described as….

 

 

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They have their agenda, we need ours.

 

 

Which reminds me, I think I’ve spotted why they harp on about being the most successful club in the world, simple maths really, which as you know, isn’t their strong point….

 

 

 

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It’s not been a bad run, and it’s not finished yet.

 

 

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Yesterday, we had this…

 

 

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McKlintop 

 

 Since Epsteins demise, chico has been restocking Andrews playroom . 

 

 

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Henrik
24 days ago

Caption: Santa simply couldn’t handle a witch joining the party

Tony Carlin
24 days ago

look, its the crack of dawn!

24 days ago

crutchless panties will help you to hold onto the flying broom , honest dear.

Iancelt67
24 days ago

You know the whole Broome thing was about witches getting off. They’d smear drummed/herbs on the Broome the membrane in the muff is thin so the drug absorbed into the body. Then they’d metaphorically fly. True story

Iancelt67
24 days ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Drugs not drummed

Whitearra
24 days ago

Caption : ‘OK, Celia. Let’s just be careful where you’re pointing that stick’.

Bognorbhoy
24 days ago

Caption…
Don’t poke the beaver ,ouch ouch ya besom ye

Salad queen
23 days ago

Shouldn’t Michael Fagin hide up the lum, instead of the Windsor sisters!

Michael Annis
23 days ago

Ghislaine Maxwell prepares new Pin the Tail on the Donkey game. Now where is no sweaty Andy?

Bognorbhoy
23 days ago

Caption
Squatting lady..
Right you , get doon the Poundland and get some scissors …
Old witch
Better make it garden shears that’s some bush…

23 days ago

Careful inspection revealed that there was indeed a crack in the Chimney

Pat Higney
23 days ago

Caption: “ Are you sure this is the right way to get Santa to come down the chimney, Aggie?”

23 days ago

Caption, well more of an observation,
the one kneeling down really needs to get her bush trimmed.

Pat O HARA
23 days ago
Reply to  JimboH

CAPTION.
Are you 100% sure that this training is necessary for my wedding night??

clunks
23 days ago

Caption

Scottish press looking for the £20 million chinese morelos bid

Andrew Coyle
23 days ago

CAPTION, keep they legs shut Betty.That old bugger Santa is just about to CUM down that chimney

Mcklintop
23 days ago

Alice: pass me that broom Debbie.

Debbie: Erm….that’s no actually the broom Alice, what with lockdown and it being winter and all I just couldn’t be arsed having a trim.

Alice: well you could at least sweep the floor while you’re crouching there.

Andrew Coyle
23 days ago

CAPTION,Thank god i didn,t get my privates shaved Betty as old Peter wants that bloody driveway swept after this

Andrew Coyle
23 days ago

CAPTION.just you mind and keep your legs and mouth shut Betty as that old bugger Santa is about to CUM down thdm chimney

Pat Higney
23 days ago

Caption: “ No Mary! You’ve got to get him to come DOWN the chimney…not IN the chimney!”

PFL
23 days ago

“Pedro! Get out of that bush right now! “

Cesar
23 days ago

There’s truth in that auld saying, ye don’t look at the mantle when yer poking the fire, especially when she’s goat a face like skeletor.

Cartvale88
23 days ago

Caption
Another zombie wet dream, poking the fire!

Paterson, seriously only played a handful of games but they believe in wet dreams, seems to be too many cracks in their eyes

R.St.Parsley
23 days ago

Caption:
Viagra overdose leaves Santa stuck in the chimney.

portpower
23 days ago

Caption:
Yorick, cover your eyes.

matthew gallagher
23 days ago

I’m out of here, that hairy Fanny scares the shite out of me.

Uibh fhaili
23 days ago

Ethal if you hadn’t had that Brazilian four years ago, you could have cleaned it in a onnie

Luke Warmwater
23 days ago

Not to be sniffed at.

Woof Charlie
23 days ago

Caption: “Clear tug on the right ankle there Billy it’s a stone wall penalty to Rangers.”

SteveNaive
23 days ago

“ Can you see the deeds”

Greenmaestro
23 days ago

Why don’t you shove a brush up my arse that way I can sweep the floor while I’m cleaning the chimney.

23 days ago

CAPTION

“………and if you need to park your bike”…

23 days ago

A bird in the hand is worth a big hairy bush.

John E Mitchell
23 days ago

Caption – Although Rudolf failed to get his carrot, Santa was well looked after…

22 days ago

27 Captions, including my own, and not a mention of today’s post.
Says a lot about us etims.
‘ Durty minded bassas’ as Port would probably opine.

You’ll need to up your game Ralph.

Auldheid
21 days ago
Reply to  JimboH

I would have thought that after years of discussion on Res12 and speculation the full narrative of Duplicity From Cradle to Grave that is evidence backed would have attracted some comment even allowing for the amount of detail provided.

The Celtic Star covered the Res12 narrative and like Ritchie have looked on the Res12 experience (in which Richie was very helpful participant) as a lesson learning exercise from which the idea of a Membership Service was born.

We all know Lawwell is and was duplicitous, we might not have expected the CST to be but make no mistake the idea that accountability can be achieved via Resolutions from them or the Res12 shareholders is shown to be a false hope.

The idea of a Membership Service is firmly in the hopeful category but what is the alternative? Be mushrooms sitting in the dark being fed shit and never looking up or harnessing the resources contained globally in the Celtic support and hold The Board to account in a court of law if it becomes necessary.

The very creation of such an enterprise will change the behaviour of Scottish football governance never mind The Celtic Board and their policies.

I would post a link to the narrative on both Phil MacGioalla Bhain’s site and The Celtic Star which has added comment but moderation rules would mean his post will not surface immediately.

Discussion on a Membership Service would tease out the pros and cons and might help get it off the ground.

The alternative is to eat shit only made more palatable by improved performances on the park but just as duplicity led to a massive failure on the park, integrity and honesty which has a chance with Lawwell gone , can lead us in the other direction.

I’ve done my bit against disappointing resistance inside and outside CP. Its about time the support at large did theirs and a start would be expressing their views on the way forward unless they do not consider fair play a priority.

TicToc
21 days ago
Reply to  Auldheid

THANK ‘god’ (<I’m an Atheist using common terminology) for a comment about Celtic FC issues on here.
If only you caption (wannabee liked) posters had the same diligence with matters Celtic FC then GOOD GUYS like Auldheid wouldn’t need to waste so much of HIS time and resources to try to do what collectively should already have been done.
You lot make me fukkin sick!
THANK YOU AGAIN Auldheid. Without guys like you the PLC would continue to take the piss out of our support and the FC would continue to be monitored against the new huns with a view to financial equality. Without the PLC not taking up a long-term interest-free loan from the Scottish Government, allowing the new huns a larger amount, they’d just maybe have gone to the wall like their bastard parent already.
If the PLC gets its way, the new huns will win their 2nd title this year, gain entry to the CL and PROVE that cheating trumps decency.
Capitalism at its absolute worst.
But keep up your inane caption-priority you disgusting individuals.
Auldheid, I STILL retain hope and think your idea could work and can add a few suggestions. I’d happily be part of it and will DM you in this regard. Take care and thanks again for all you’ve done and continue to do. Catch up soon.

Owen Mullions
18 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

Maybe if you weren’t so insulting to other posters or made the odd comment without referencing your atheism and hatred of religion, regardless of the subject under discussion, you’d receive a better response. I don’t see anybody from the ‘other side’ quoting the bible each time they post. Stick tae the fitbaw ffs.

TicToc
18 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Owen, maybe if you actually read what I say and consider it you’d understand why I insult some of the muppets on here who are ‘just in out the cold for a warm’. I watched my Team being driven into the gutter, to give the new huns their 1st senior title, by Lawwell, Bankier, Desmond et al.
Auldheid is trying with every sinew to do something positive regarding Board accountability, integrity and other matters. It’s essential for the good of Celtic FC. I’ve been consistent in calling out Lawwell on here for many years and proven correct about his shenanigans, duplicity, cheating and lying to supporters and paying himself a fortune for doing so. So I’m angry alright and I’ll express it as and when I feel like it. BTW, my reference to Atheism was in explanation of saying Thank ‘god’….but of course you just didn’t see that. Enough said. I’m tired of pissing into the wind with most of you.

TicToc
18 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

I try, and will not stop trying, to bring the continuity myth from South of the Clyde into daylight. You know, seeking the truth.
Looking for integrity and accountability from OUR club too
Here’s a wee example as I contacted a site (in Canada) by email earlier. It’s called The Sportster and this is what I sent:
“Hello there, I note your piece on “Rangers” ended abruptly with no clear conclusion.
That’s actually a bit like Rangers FC (IL). A lot of smoke and mirrors and pretence since 2012 but no CLEAR conclusion.
Anyway, Rangers FC 1872-2012 is in Liquidation and has been since October 2012. Liquidation for a company, which it was, is The End.
The current entity playing out of Ibrox Stadium is NOT Rangers FC but a newly formed company (in 2012).
It began life in 2012 as Sevco Scotland Limited later changing its name to The Rangers Football Club Limited.
This is all FACT but you wont get it from any Scottish media as they prefer the myth that Sevco is somehow Rangers FC.
Check the Companies House register and you will note the two entities have different company numbers.
You’ll also note they were BOTH around in 2012, so how can it be just one entity?
I’m really glad I could clear that up for you. Please pass it on to the Scottish Mainstream Media who haven’t worked it out yet,
even after around 9.5 years!!
Thanks and regards,
Tic Toc
PS If you’d like further proof just let me know by return.

Owen Mullions
18 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

I do read what you say and think on the fitbaw side you’re very good but I’m suggesting telling people they’re cowards and idiots or attacking their beliefs isn’t helping your case. You complain about thumb downs but why do you think you attract them so much? Because you piss people off with the aggression. Try to be more even tempered in your approach. HH

TicToc
17 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Owen I think you mean well but miss the point. The clowns who do the thumbs down no comment crap are not worth my time so I just slate them. They’re so childish that they form a little band of keyboard (playground) bullies who lack the balls to make comment and actually GIVE something on here. I’ve no time for people who can take the time to thumb down but lack the courage to say who they are and explicitly what they don’t like. Fukkem. They’re acting like huns and I can’t stand what they do and are. So fukkem twice, thrice and right into oblivion.
I’ve got things to say and the balls to say them, here or anywhere.
So thanks for trying but instead try telling them fukkin weasels to GIVE something on here and ADD to the blog. They’ll be the same naysayers who’ll tell you Auldheid’s idea will fail because they can’t see potential and will do nothing to help; just hope like fukk that it fails so that they can say “I told you so”. Fukkin arseholes. Now I’ve better things to do.

TicToc
21 days ago
Reply to  Auldheid

Auldheid, thanks as always. I’ve tried to reply but it’s been hooked into moderation……Ggrrrrrrr!
As a shop steward many years ago I remember thinking (often) that those I represented didn’t deserve it. I often feel the same about your efforts for Celtic FC and its supporters; many of them (supporters) don’t deserve it either but, of course, Celtic FC does. I’ll contact you directly.

21 days ago
Reply to  Auldheid

Auldheid ,
I get the same vibe from the CST, I they are being opportunistic.
I think they see the Res12/11 issue as a lure for their own objectives I.e. growing the CST shareholding on the back of the Requisitioners labours and possibly manipulating the process going forward, keeping the issue alive just long enough to grow the share base. See what sort of ‘clout’ they can achieve with the Celtic Board and grow their own fiefdom. God knows it’s always the same with ‘ committees’, egos.

The Membership project is the way forward.
Professionally run, with a defined mission accountable to the Members. Regular feedback, no behind closed door deals.
Not like that 1872 shoite over the river. Though I think even their members have seen through them. Subs have fallen over a cliffs edge.

I’m in my late 60’s and there are only 3 Issues that I want to see resolved before I shuffle off my mortal coils.
In no particular order, a Tory free Independent Scotland,
I want a Scottish Passport before I die.
The Continuity / Survival, Derick Nimo crap being challenged in a Court of Law with the SMSM forced to eat their words and report it.
Finally the Res 12 issue to be settled, the SFA to be forced by EUFA to re constitute with the obvious changes FFP, proper accountability, reform of refereeing and the umbilical link to the DebtDome severed for good.

Not bad for a bucket list..

21 days ago
Reply to  JimboH

PS re PMcGB, I read him all the time. Can’t t post. He blocked me years ago, for what I’ve no idea. I even tried to contact him by email…silence, there ye go.

TicToc
21 days ago
Reply to  JimboH

Great points and generally agreed WRT a “Membership Service”.
I contacted Auldheid last night about this.
It’s certainly possible it’s just a matter of the ‘mechanics’ and the numbers of ‘volunteers’ willing to help out free of charge to get it going. I’m in, and I’ll pay my 1st years’ subs up front.
Our support is screaming out for something of that nature and it’s Celtic supporters that’s the ‘sleeping giant’, without whom Celtic FC is nothing to kinda paraphrase Big Jock.

WRT a Scottish Passport? No problem getting you one. Just send your bank details to my Nigerian Bank Account and await a ‘nice surprise’ 🙂

20 days ago
Reply to  TicToc

TicToc,
Tried that before. They sent me one in a tartan cover with a picture of Donald Duck and printed in Fulfulde. Very appropriate.
I also got an invitation to meet a wealthy Nigerian Princess who wanted to come and stay for a while.
Problem was she wanted to bring her entourage, Ma, Dad, Grandparents, siblings and her physical trainer and masseuse.
Had to decline when my missus found oot.

I’m up for the membership project. It’s long overdue.

H.H.

TicToc
20 days ago
Reply to  JimboH

JimboH, genuine guys like Auldheid are fairly thin on the ground and any ideas they offer are certainly to be considered in depth. As I’ve already stated, I’m up for this and already looking at differing aspects to put up for discussion. Trouble is it wont suit many existing, supposedly Celtic-minded associations and hence will need to be done by direct contact or by meeting up and NOT on open forums as anyone against its formation would maybe try to put ‘a spanner in the works’.
I intend putting a general sort of questionnaire together to email friends and acquaintances in an effort to understand others views and assess best how to recruit members for the potential new venture. Much will become evident as soon as I can compile it but it’s how and where to promote this that I’m not sure about. Anyway, it’s good to know that at least someone on here has similar intentions and I’m pretty sure there are many more. I’d bet everything I have that someone with the initial ‘M’ would be one such person. Onwards and upwards. HH.

portpower
22 days ago

INANE WAY NEWS:

Tom and Ewan sitting in a tree
H-u-n-n-i-n-g.

portpower
22 days ago

SFA/SPFL, why is it that I am so dizzy ? So dizzy that my head is spinning like sevconian pounds in a whirlpool that seem to never end.

Kind regards: Hector.

sevco electronic exchange FC.

TicToc
20 days ago

I’ve just had a look on other Tim sites, notably Sentinel Celts.
Sentinel Celts has a huge percentage backing Auldheid’s proposal to effectively hold our Board to account amongst his many other positive moves for supporters. And how many % on here? How many on here care?
I’m truly sickened. Comments ‘grabbed’, never to return. A high % of self-centred wannabees using it for private (or what should be private) comment.
FFS, this was the Best site, bar none. I appreciate that some of my comments were off-the-scale, abrasive etc., BUT, it was still clear to most where my heart lies. FFS, get behind Auldheid who deserves all the backing available. Drop the personal ‘thumbs doon – nae comment’ crap, grow up, grow a pair and back THE FUTURE OF CELTIC FC. You’ll get your rewards via your children and your children’s children and failing that, ‘apparently’ you may get a room in the big mansion in the sky!

portpower
19 days ago

SILLY SEASON NEWS;

Gio is on the brink in the transfer boost with Cameron Carter-Vickers.
I effin love silly season.

God Bless the ad rem.

portpower
18 days ago

So, what next from the, I would dob my Granny in for 50p, stenographer brigade ?

The language barrier, how will the Celtic players cope with the language barrier ?

portpower
18 days ago

If Riley McGee (who hasn`t used that name as an alias name?) is a Ford man, you will witness him rusting on Celtic Park. FACT.

portpower
18 days ago

Have they made up their minds who pocketed the record fee from the in liquidation barnyard bloos company/club ?

The species within a community who needs their fabric to be of shown of that of guild…Michael give them a loan of big ears for a weekend.

portpower
18 days ago

It is a short game sevco FC.

portpower
18 days ago

Celts v Hibs, will be a finding game. Consistency might take a week off. A draw is no good.
Mislay though, might be short of others.

This will be a game.

Enjoy.

portpower
18 days ago

Derek McInnes, who wears mini knickers, has just peed in the sea and flooded a bankers tax haven.
Concealed Granny of age of the useless, though no now.

McCulloch`s elbow is the outbreak variant from Wuhan.

portpower
17 days ago

A fortune with a say. Change.

portpower
17 days ago

Does Cameron communicate to the opposition? I seen him stand up for that those in the vicinity chose to scatter. Thy MiB had to remind himself there is borrowed with no intent bog roll in his bag.

Weve a keeper, if him and 3 to go down the spine are signed ? We do this, we call it Pedros spine.

portpower
17 days ago

Now and again if you need a minute to yourself. Score a goal on the weekend and take 3 days sickies. Shell love you !

portpower
17 days ago
Reply to  portpower

Reminiscing about my OG.

portpower
17 days ago
Reply to  portpower

Riot of 76. Pegs all missing off the line. Mammys accusing one and all.

Cardboard and one peg on the dragster front wheel. Posh cvnts had a plastic lid and 20 pegs, because they had ice-cream in their freezer. Who still keeps the container ?

portpower
17 days ago
Reply to  portpower

The scariest thing in the World is opening that cupboard of containers.

Do not forget to remind yourself, they are not mine. Mind your shin.

portpower
17 days ago

Swift Southern Hemisphere…veni, vidi, vici . Good bench.

portpower
17 days ago

HEADLINES NEWS:
It is as if Celtic give nothing.

portpower
17 days ago

SFA/SPFL, contact us to let us know. Do they reflect ?

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