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Celtic Diary Friday February 11: They Do Fear The Reaper

The failure of Aberdeen to rescue “rangers ” and take a couple of points off Celtic has sparked a backlash amongst the darker side of the media community.

 

A couple of their fans aren;t overly happy as well, having seen their short lived rendition of “we shall not be moved ”  reduced to cries of anguish in less than a minute.

 

In that modern progressive society of Lanarkshire, the Cross Keys pub has been told to take down the Japanese flag it raised in celebration of the new contingent at Celtic.

 

 

 

The Record reported :

 

A popular Celtic pub in Lanarkshire has refused to take down a Japan flag from its roof despite reported complaints.

The Cross Keys in Wishaw erected the tribute to the Parkhead side’s four stars from the Far East.

Kyogo Furuhashi was an instant hit upon his arrival from Vissel Kobe in August.

And in recent weeks Reo Hatate has been the pick of the bunch from the trio that made their way over from the J-League in January.

Daizen Maeda and Yosuke Ideguchi were also part of that triple signing and the boozer paid tribute last month with the Hinomaru.

Some local residents, however, were said to have complained that it was an “insult” to Allied troops that died fighting the Axis powers in World War Two. 

 

And North Lanarkshire Council confirmed they had received complaints earlier this week.

But in a bizarre twist to the row pub staff, replying to a story by the Daily Mail insisting the flag HAD been removed, matter-of-factly informed them that wasn’t the case.

Replying on Twitter, the Cross Keys account simply wrote: “No we haven’t.”  

 

 

Indeed, no they shouldn’t.

 

 

Assuming that the complaint came from a veteran, who may well have been offended by the flag, that veteran would have had to have been around one hundred years old, which should narrow down the list of complainants, and even he would no doubt have spotted that the Japanese flag during the war was the Imperial sunburst flag, which was dropped after the Americans did their two nuclear tests on Japan following the firebombing of the largely paper and wood structured city of Tokyo.

 

That, and the presence of a million Soviet troops on their border brought about an offer of unconditional surrender, including the removal of the Emperor , days before Truman decided to show the Soviets his new toy.

 

 

If the complainants were not veterans, and were perhaps genuinely complaining on behalf of relatives who suffered, then we have to assume they didn’t see the news on a Japanese telly, or a Japanese phone, whilst eating their dinner made in a Japanese microwave before jumping into their Japanese car and driving down to the council to have a moan, before retiring for a couple of hours on their playstation.

 

The war ended nearly eighty years ago. We’ve moved on since then, but then again they still harp on about a seventeenth century battle.

 

Fucking Idiots GIFs | Tenor

 

 

 

Their chums in the media, such as fat funster Ally McCoist are also starting to show their true colours as the fear takes root. and it’s real fear, becuase without champions league group stage football next season , they will cease to exist.

 

They will become an ex club. Or, technically speaking, an ex ex club.

 

 

One more time after that they’ll become a triple ex club, which sort of describes them anyway.

 

 

McCoist couldn;t help himself as he vented his anger over the “offside ” goal scored by Jota that clinched three points for Celtic.

 

Even though a dons player was clearly playing Abada onside, and since the benefit of the doubt must always go to the attacking side, there was no issue really, but the narrative has been decided, presumably in order to allow for the the media to remind us of this the next time “rangers ” get a penalty because the sun went in their players eyes.

 

 

Don’t kid yourself, as the howls of fear reach a crescendo, these decisions will rise in direct correlation.

 

 

I’m no fan of Willie Miller, but as an experienced defender who never played for either of the Glasgow clubs, he’s worth listening to. He;s taking a bit of stick over his comments on Radio Scotland the other day when he wondered, quite loudly, what was wrong with the scouting at Celtic as they hadn’t seen the somewhat unique tactics employed by his former club at set pieces.

 

 

Like this, for the first goal.

 

 

 

 

 

If the defending side had blocked the attackers, the referee would have had a word, retaken the kick,  and if the offences continued, a penalty would be awarded.

 

Like what happened against Juventus in 2001.

 

 

Miller mentioned that Aberdeen had done it a few times, and he couldn;t figure out why other teams weren’t aware of it. It was a criticism of Celtic, but also a criticism of other teams and Aberdeen for doing it.

 

 

Noticably, no one criticised the referee for ignoring it.

 

 

This could be because our expeert pundits are not aware of the rules, come to think of it, the refs probably aren’t either, and since it led to a goal against Celtic, no one thinks it worth mentioning.

 

 

We’re going to see a lot more of this sort of thing, especially as hacks and pundits alike feel they can get away with it.

 

 

Celtic claimed to have spoken about that other fat funster, Kris Boyd, yet they didn’t say who with and we’ve yet to hear the outcome.

 

 

Given we still haven;t had the outcome of the Janefield street crush inquiry, we probably shouldn’t hold our breath.

 

 

Just across the road from Ibrox, in that desolate field, a figure awaits his second calling…..

 

 

Celtic Diary Tuesday October 22: Lies and Laments.. – eTims

 

 

 

Yesterday, we had this…

 

 

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Mcklintop
 21 hours ago

So Mrs Paul a republic you say, that’s very interesting. Doesn’t your son Henri work as a driver at the Ritz in Paris. Do you visit him there often?

Today…

 

 

 

 

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Marty McKerry
3 months ago

First off, my old man fought against the Japanese in Burma and that flag didn’t bother him when he was alive. The fact of the matter is, the idiotic complainers claimed that it was the flag of the Japanese Empire. This could not be any more incorrect. The flag of the Japanese Empire was the Rising Sun, which had the red sun rays emanating from the red sun of the flag. We are in a really sorry state if we can’t tell the difference between the two. These xenophobic morons need to be set straight and set straight quickly.

Paul McGoogan
3 months ago
Reply to  Marty McKerry

Spot on Marty

BJF
3 months ago

“ Nasty one on Bâtes Broonie but thanks.”
Not used to common sense first thing from ETims but spot on about Willie Miller’s analysis. He is actually helping us. Posters here complained about John Kennedy’s failure as the alleged ‘ Defence coach’ to sort this out last season. It was a problem under Lenny, we have two new Centre halves and a good keeper, a new manager and it is still an issue. It is a football problem, Ange and his coaches should be able to sort it, the defence is very good this season. Start at source by eliminating the crosses.

Mike Annis
3 months ago

Comment Isn’t it great to see Celtic players helping an old guy across the road?

Nothing will change in this corrupt game as long as we keep paying into it. The old blue nosed blazers will still run it for their brethren

Tim Buffy
3 months ago

The bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, not Tokyo. Accuracy is next to Godliness.

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago
Reply to  Tim Buffy

You need to read that again m8. Ralph was entirely accurate.

Tim Buffy
3 months ago

The curse of scanning at speed instead of taking time to read properly. Six of the belt and a dunce’s cap for me.

Tyrone9
3 months ago

Caption

” I’ll meet you bhoys later. Cross Keys in Wishaw is it ?

Honest Hoops
3 months ago

The so called pundits forgot to mention, at their 1st goal against us broony blantantly blocked starfelt…funny that!

Bgbhoy
3 months ago

Was that even the Japanese flag during WW2?

What about the millions who have perished under the Union Jack? Where’s the respect for the victims of them?

Weered
3 months ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Exactly

desdamoaner
3 months ago

i didnt think there were many japanese in the glasgow and belfast shipyards in the 40’s.
every day’s a schoolday.

Shiltrum
3 months ago

Caption : Championes Championes Oh Yeh Oh Yeh Oh Yeh.

David
3 months ago

Fire bombing was first (Tokyo), later the nuclear bombs on H & N

Owen Mullions
3 months ago
Reply to  David

Second person today to accuse Ralph wrongly (see Tim Buffy). He clearly states the nukes came FOLLOWING the firebombing of Tokyo, not followed by it.

I think everybuddy nose the dairy is fool of poofreading errors and hysterical inaccuracies but give Ralph his jew – he’s knot completely illegitimate and shouldn’t be cauld out for misteaks he hasn’t maid.

henkesdreadlocks
3 months ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Hahaha!

3 months ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Harsh but fair

Owen Mullions
3 months ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

Cheers Ralph, it’s no skin off my nose but all I’m asking is that posters be a bit more circumcised in their criticism of you.

Monty
3 months ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

That last para made me laugh out loud! If there was only a shorthand way of expressing myself I could have commented sooner.

James
3 months ago

Thank God Ange is determined to win,we can see it,they can see it, it’s about time Celtic stopped taking part in the Ibrox protection racket and trusted the fans and fans of other clubs to sustain the game in Scotland without relying on that cancer in our game.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
3 months ago

Sod the fitba,I just used those numbers to win £30 on the lottery!

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
3 months ago

As for the flag situation,it’s for the permanently offended. Cancel culture,which is too easily encouraged and condoned. Or,in Kilwinning parlance,a load of shite.

R.St.Parsley
3 months ago

Caption:
“Just checking to see if your heart’s still in the right place, Broonie”.

Tenaka Khan
3 months ago

I don’t mindWillie Miller at all, he’s not afraid to give objective criticism of his favoured team, he generally talks sense and he’s doing so in this instance. Celtic have rehabilitated their defensive record pretty well with one glaring exception and that is defending set plays. If a team has a regular set piece routine then he’s right to say that the Celtic coaching staff should be aware of it. His whole thing is criticising lazy or poor defending and as a top defender that’s what he’s there for. Some of our guys are as bad as the Huns at looking to be offended.

Mcklintop
3 months ago

Caption: Aberdeen? It’s shoite, they talk funny and you can’t get a decent kebab anywhere. But they hate the huns as well so not all bad.

We’ve had the in depth analysis of Collum’s performance in the Daily Ranger, no mention of the Aberdeen infringement at their first goal however. I’m still waiting for the in depth analysis of Nick Walsh’s performance. .Jesus H!!! Bassey’s challenge on Porteous? WTAF? The bold Nick was 100% sure about the sevco penalty but doesn’t deem that a pen. FFS!.

And just in case you think the next batch of refs are going to be better. Do yourself a favour and check out Farrelly’s tackle on Chloe Logan in the ladies game last night vs Glasgow City. As bad a tackle as you will ever see. Not a card, not even a talking to. Seemed like the physio said she’s injured herself ref and we’ll need to take her off. They were allowed to sub her and keep 11 on the pitch.

Doesn’t matter what league or competition, if you wear the hoops you are fair game.

SteveNaive
3 months ago
Reply to  Mcklintop

Watched that game last night Mcklintop and it was a bad one. Trying to be careful here but firstly I thought no malice however as straight a red as you will see for dangerous play. Secondly, an important game, played far too quickly for skill set of the players ( no, I’m not saying they are not skilled, caps all over that park) which is played even faster on that surface. Witness us at Alloa ( although there was malice there). I feel a decent grass park, maybe difficult at this time of year, takes some of the sting out of some of those clashes. In saying that, Celts were off it.

Mcklintop
3 months ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Steve my issue is if the game is refereed properly then this discourages these types of tackles. The referee completely got this wrong. Not the best performance by the ladies but would have been interesting if they played against 10 for the whole second half.

SteveNaive
3 months ago
Reply to  Mcklintop

yes, agree.

Jonny
3 months ago

I feel as though we were talking last night about footballI think the talking has stopped and it’s on to what flag a. Pub in wishaw is flying . It’s FOOTBALL only do they expect a japanese
wishaw harbour . Honestly go find a mirror and have a look at yourself.

Cesar
3 months ago

At full time all The Bhoys rub a smiling Bhudda’s belly for good luck and Broony is happy to oblige.

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Desi Mond(@desi)
3 months ago

Aberdeen scored at that free kick because Hatate stands there watching for a ball and lets the Aberdeen player run away to get it…Brown was just a distraction, Hatate goes with his man, no goal.

Funkyy
3 months ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

The Aberdeen n°10 is offside AND blocking Hart’s view of the incoming shot so he is absolutely interfering with play..he steps inside and to the left to avoid blocking the shot.

Sancheto
3 months ago

Caption – sorry about that Scott, you know we had to but if you stick to the plan we will all be quids in come May!

Woof Charlie
3 months ago

Caption: I can’t remember which Beegees song it is either. Medic!

Cartvale88
3 months ago

Caption
You still owe me that tenner big man!

The deluded moan and groan at anything the perceive to be ant-Imperialist Unionist, Royalist and the Empire, never mind the ludge. They have the media enthralled with their bitterness to such an extent that Goebels would be proud with their deflection tactics. As for the EBT choir and sundry performers such as Sally they try to show the friendly face of the clown, but really it’s the one from ‘IT’.
As for the performance, Celtic looked stale on Tuesday but the amount of games explains that, Ange is squeezing out League winning performances, a bit like the masonry referees who are attempting to squeeze out a win for the living dead at every turn.
There days are at least numbered as the Sun, shades of the Cross Keys pub is rising over the horizon.

PeteCon
3 months ago

Caption:
“Are you happy you didn’t start Tam?”
“No I feel a right tit”

Lenny Bruce
3 months ago

Caption:

Like old times, carrying yous two about the park.

SteveNaive
3 months ago

Dear Points of View…I’d like to complain about the Diary once again dropping one of my favourite features, namely KOTW. Many people of my age find this the most informative and amusing article in said Diary. In a week of many, many choices, it is once again completely ignored for it’s more ‘glamourous’ cousin, the Caption Competition. Forgoing the cliched Boyd, MSM, Keevins axis and the usual suspects of Ross et al, my own suggestions of one Cressida Dick ( fnar fnar) and the board of Raith Rovers are surely worthy of consideration ? Please find the usual donation enclosed,
yours,
Slim Pickens

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