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Celtic Diary Thursday January 27: Reo…Bravo !!!

Reo Hatate announced his arrival in Scotland last night with a goal that had many of us shouting “Holy fuck ! ” in a Wigan bar, drawing looks of disapproval from diners.

 

Well, alright, maybe just me.

 

The Japanese midfielder gathered the ball, took a few steps forward and from around thirty yards, hit a shot with such pace and accuracy that by the time Craig Gordon had thought “I’ll get that ” it had already gone.

 

In fact, if he had caught it, he’d have ended up in the net with the ball, such was the power of the forty yard screamer,

 

On BBC Sportscene, the pundits, Michael Stewart and a hairy fellow with glasses made more of Gordon’s failure to stop the fifty yard belter , claiming it must have moved in the air and gordon could have done better than praising the Celt for having the audacity and confidence to try to score from sixty yards, but we sort of expect that from them.

 

 

The best reaction came from Jota….if you don’t count mine

 

 

 

 

 

The second goal in a 2-1 win was a cheeky flick from Georgios Giamoukakis, and it showed how much more confident he is getting these days, and along with Maeda and Kyogo, Celtic do have an embarassment of riches in front of goal.

 

And that’s even if you do include Ajeti.

 

There was a suspicion of offside in the Greek’s goal, but as Etims colleagye Desi Mond pointed out, he was played onside by John Souttars petted lip.

 

There was more than a suspicion of offside about the Heart’s goal, largely because he was offside, and to further help the Jambo’s John Beaton , who had displayed a bit of common sense when he didn’t book Nir Biton ( no relation ) for deliberate handball, which would have seen the Celt sent off, as he had been previously booked for running too quickly past an opponent, awarded a penalty for handball.

 

Liam Boyce hit the post, and there was much rejoicing.

 

 

A difficult game had been won.

 

 

One aspect that was encouraging saw a bit of a pile on from Celtic players when Jota got entangled with a Hearts player….

 

 

 

 

Ange’s teams have always tried to play football, but don’t for a minute think he’ll allow them to be bullied.

 

 

 

Celtic remain four points adrift of “rangers ” for now but the cracks are appearing as the pressure mounts on the new club/company.

 

 

Despite raising billions of pounds with the sale of Nathan Paterson, all they have brought in are a pre contract and a loannee.

 

Oh, and Don Robertson , who did his bit by refusing a decent shout for a penalty to Livingston when latest wonderkid Alex Lowry appeared to save a goalbound effort on the line.

 

Lowry was also the subject of an Appease The Hordes promo video on sportscene which highlighted all the best moments of his illustrious Ibrox career, which amounts to roughly three hours.

 

 

Regan Charles Cook of Ross County is out of contract at the end of the season. Don’t be surprised, especially as County host “rangers ” at the weekend, if he’s touted for a move to Ibrox, even if it’s just to unsettle him, as he is in fine form of late.

 

At the same time, Hearts will be accused of robbing Soutar of an early move along the M8….now that last night’s game is out of the way.

 

 

 

A the sun continues to shine over the east end of Glasgow, the storm clouds are gathering over Ibrox….

 

 

Groucho Marx Dancing GIFs | Tenor

 

 

 

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BornCelt!
1 year ago

After Love Street, The Invincibles now are we having the Simply Sensational Championship season, with goal of the season every week, Turnballs terrific hit, Rogic’s dance through the box, Giorgos doing a Dembele and Hatake’s wonderful hit from 80 yards, it is warming up nicely. Luckily desperate sevco kept the lights on after selling their future and signed a freebie with a donkey over in the summer who realised last night Celtic will no lay down. Will he have to sign for another club if he has signed a ghost contract with another non-excistant club? Beaton still thinks he is going to be the next prime-minister after dissing doriscthe lush down westminster way. After watching his efforts running the pitch it is almost tempting for the tory-twat to get the job and make an even bigger farce of running England than he does as a ref. Hopefully after Scottish Independance and taking Bobby, Dallas and Don with him. They can all pay Andrew a visit if he is availiable. Just like the Canadians, Keep on truckin’ Celtic, this is getting hot! HH!

Des Oates
1 year ago

I thought O’Reilly’s performance would have merited a mention. Looked a very decent addition and can only get better. Compare his debut to Sands disappearing act at Pittodrie. Turnbull may have to perform to a higher level, if he wants back into this team. If you want to play in this midfield, your performance will need to be top notch!!!!

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Again last night the referee tried to ruin the game, the coverage by the so called media more intent to rubbish Celtic, at least we now have a manager that stands no nonsense. The suits should get their fingers out of their proverbials and back him, harassing the SFA and the SPFL. . Robertson should be the first point of complaint, on too many occasions when a Celtic player is brutally chopped he gives a yellow, the compliance officer then follows up with a red. He should be given an Orange outfit as that is his colour of choice as seen again with no pen against the tribute act. As for Robbie Neilson whinging what a sad clown, his team scored an offside goal. Why watch the Billy Boys Club a homage to the tribute act, you can get the coverage for free with no bigotry and stop your license to a Unionist/Establisment/ Celtic hating organisation.
Anyways another victory with a patchwork team, they must be in a panic at the Crumbledome, latest by the muppets is they are proposing to keep Alfie for the UCL, means no bidders for the Buffalo

Mcklintop
1 year ago

Feck me that was tense, the last 15 mins seemed like a week. The 3 points are always welcome at the diets but feck sake can we just once put a team away and give ourselves a comfortable 2nd half.
Great debut by O’Riley and I can understand why they gave him the MOTM but I’d have given it to Giakoumakis, in fact for the last 10 mins I was shouting give it to Giakoumakis at the telly.

When the ball was played up to him it stuck there and allowed us to get up the park.

And can somebody have a word with Hart, does he need to play so far out of his box, at one point I was convinced I passed him on the way back from the toilet.

Bring on the Hibernians from Dundee next.

James
1 year ago

GG you’re almost forgiven for the penalty miss agin Livvy,a match winner against the Huns next Wednesday and the road to your pedestal begins.

Funkyy
1 year ago

That’s the type of goal that makes football the best sporting entertainment in the world. Ange brings in 4 unknown (to us) Japanese lads all of short stature and already 3 of them have shown they know the way to goal…and it appears that the best is yet to come.
There were lots of jokes on here about pronouncing Ange’s name when he first arrived…it’s all gone quiet now hasn’t it? He’s not going to be intimidated or disrespected by smart arsed media men, and he’ll defend his players like a big daddy bear. If only the board would grow a pair….even between them!!!

John E Mitchell
1 year ago

Quote picture above. Is it possible that John Ruskin shagged Benedict Cumberbatch’s mammy?

TicToc
1 year ago

Ha!Ha!Ha! Hatate’s goal 30…40…50 then 60 yards and BC trumps it with 80! Good craic!
I thought that little shithouse Devlin should’ve been off last night. We need to make our players ‘keep the heid’ as Taylor gave Beaton enough room to brandish two yellows (one apiece) instead of ONE red to Devlin. Had Taylor not spat his dummy out a retrospective red for Devlin would start to show a pattern where reds are being ignored by the mason in black during a game and given later when any benefit to the opposition is lost. It’s no mistake, it’s tactical cheating and most of us see right through it. But not the Board? My arze!
Anyway, the 3 points and no more serious injuries will have to suffice for now and, TBH, it’s enough. For now.
HH

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

It was more like 400 miles, as he shot from just to my left and I was watching in a pub in London!

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Aye, nice wan Cha! From 400 miles he shot? If he wiznae playing for The Celtic that wid mibbaes be a record, eh?
Anyway we all agree, it was some goal!
HH
PS I appreciate that more at the mo as just come off the phone trying to sort out Broadband speed and in much need of a laugh!
HH

portpower
1 year ago

A bankrupt business is no longer in existence once the liquidation process is complete.

What shall the Headlines read when RFC 2012 Plc, formerly The Rangers Football Club Plc are officially liquidated ?

Expect the nebulous happy clappers to be wheeled out.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

But when will that be, as its been rumbling on for 10 years and there still seem to be plenty of court cases to resolve.

Truth is, it’ll probably continue until the liquidators have burned through all the creditors money, leaving those poor sods with feck all.

Heedjie
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

They won’t report it.

portpower
1 year ago

I booked myself for my celebration.

Heedjie
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

I’d book you too but only if you agree to recite your litany of ETims comments when the bride & groom dance 🙂

BroxburnBhoy
1 year ago

Well a win is a win and we’ll all take that and into the Glasgow derby. We have to take our chances more regularly. We are going to hump some team or other soon if we take even 50% of the chances we create. I hope it’s the basket of assets!

portpower
1 year ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

The mishmash Football to the final whistle will come to blend beautifully.

portpower
1 year ago

True story…

When Gerry McCulloch found out what new shoes Stiliyan Petrov was to wear he when out and purchased the same. When he got home he put them straight on to show them off in front of his wife.

But the wife took no notice of his prancing about the lounge with his new Stan shoes.
He thought, bugger this, I will show the new Stan shoes off naked. So up he went into the bedroom and stripped off naked. Then headed back to the lounge with only the new Stan shoes on.

When the wife looked up from the tele and spotted him naked she was furious and told him to cover that wee willy of his. Gerry was having none of this, and told his wife that his willy was pointing to his new shoes that Stan wore.

Quick as a flash, the wife says to him “come back when Stan buys a new hat.”

portpower
1 year ago

A Police Scotland warning has been advised to commuters to be on the lookout of damp squib hun hitchhikers in and around the outskirts of Dingwall.

DJ, any chance of you playing the song from Blind Melons, No Rain, please ?

portpower
1 year ago

From Glasgow to Dingwall is one hell of a trip for a keeper to take without his fix.

Shagger, if you remember you were not there.

portpower
1 year ago

Did the Leicester City board send Brendon Rodgers on a refresher management course ?

portpower
1 year ago

So, can I possibly correct any misdemeanours ?

We are the Private Interpretation.

sevco shineth FC.

Thru and thru
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Happy 40th Alan McGregor. See you on Wednesday and we’ll celebrate properly.

portpower
1 year ago
Reply to  Thru and thru

Dry hump for the SPFL/SFA. We are not to win.

portpower
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

G`day Thru and thru.

Kris Boyd commentating about the new sevco signing being offside when he scored.

I do not care if he was offside or not, the goal counts. Then he rabbited on about VAR.

To them, sevco FC is the edifice vowed to any extent which is enclosed in the Scottish Football Association.

Put a fiver on Joe Hart getting sent off.

portpower
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Being in the know can be corrupt. Bobby, how many cairds you handing oot ?

portpower
1 year ago

As long as sevco are trying their best.

portpower
1 year ago

Did anyone else notice the Andrew Dallas smirk on the side line when at 0-0 and he thought the game was over.

TicToc
1 year ago

Ee nominee patri………..

Missed the game today. Had wean and his wean round. Best of all days.
For ‘them’ to drop points and us to score late is sensational. It really pisses them off.
“They’ll be jumpin’ oootae windaes when we win”…….. (Wednesday the 2nd of Feb 2022)
Must say I’ve achieved a lot this w/end. But the detail is for another day.
Just hope Auldheid and his friends are ‘backed to the hilt’ with a potentially global change in fitba’. The change of REQUIRING transparency and integrity throughout.
Brought about by those who REALLY matter in fitba’, you and I, the supporters.

portpower
1 year ago

They`ve no clue of our Wednesday line up.

TicToc
1 year ago

The craic on here, for quite some time, has been hugely diminished/dysfunctional.
I may be part of that, and if so apologise profusely and, if requested, I’ll desist from commenting. This is the BEST of Tim sites. I want to help it remain so.
As the site ‘evolves’, frustrating as it is, one hopes that the final product will be worth waiting for. Meantime I offer this: As through the world we make our way:

How oftentimes we hear
The praises sung of wealthy men,
Of prince, and duke and peer.
The poets tell us of their fame,
They are lauded o’er the land,
But you very seldom hear them sing
Of the honest working man.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago

Bitton getting red-carded yesterday throws up an interesting conundrum as to who will replace him for next week’s shoot-out with the huns. I reckon Ange will vouch for McCarthy owing to his experience and dig but he also tends to slow down the tempo of play too much and his stamina to last the full 90 mins of such a massive fixture is questionable. Soro, on the other hand, has bags of energy and enthusiasm but is lacking in football finesse and often guilty of poor decision making and rash tackles. His lack of game time this season is another factor that would go against his selection. Although I don’t see it happening, my choice would be Juranovic as he has experience in that DM role (albeit not with Celtic) and is such a fine all-round and adaptable player anyway. It would be considered by many to be a high risk, and probably one that Ange is unwilling to take due to the fact that he hasn’t been deployed there this season but I really think he could do us a great turn on the night and the fact that our other RB Tony Ralston would be right up for it has also influenced my opinion here. I don’t know for sure if Ideguchi has been ruled out completely for this one but I can’t see him being risked even if he is on the mend. The high energy and footballing prowess of Jota, Abada, Hatate and others could prove too hot to handle for the ailing germs defence that is looking increasingly wobbly game by game.

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