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Celtic Diary Wednesday April 27: Stop Your Appeasin’

John Beaton will referee this Sunday’s Glasgow derby.

 

After the sterling efforts from his colleague Bobby Madden which guaranteed the Ibrox season won’t end until the last day, it’s now down to Cheatin’ Beaton to ensure that much needed season book money rolls into the coffers as they attempt to remain solvent over the summer.

 

But even if they win on Sunday, Celtic will still very much be in the driving seat, right ?

 

Yes, they will, but that would leave “rangers ” with three wins in the derby games against two from Celtic, allowing them to sell books to an angry mob who will feel that they should have won the league, are the better side and fuel that same sense of indignation they felt when they were told they had been relegated because some spivs ripped them off.

 

 

Factor in the inevitable mainstream narrative about more death threats to Beaton and the Old Firm Show, live on Sky TV, will be given full steam ahead for another series…..

 

 

Meanwhile, the Celtic board, fully behind this Old Firm business venture, will do nothing.

 

 

They will hint at behind the scenes protests, but the fact that Madden and Beaton have been handed two crucial games in the full knowledge that they are both fans of one of the teams is beyond comprehension.

 

 

It doesn’t happen anywhere else.

 

But in Scotland, it’s the norm.

 

 

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has consistently refused to comment on such matters, but as a newcomer to the novel and refreshing way that football is governed in Scotland, it must be a bit of an eye opener for him.

 

 

And an almost certain guarantee that when he leaves, if not because of this peculiar balancing of our game, it will be in is farewell speech.

 

 

As for the board, they have appeased the actions of the new entity ever since it slouched it’s way towards Glasgow to be born, and they won’t change now.

 

Again we have seen that they refuse to stand up for the club, in much the same way as they refuse to stand up for the players, the staff and the supporters.

 

We’ve seen them ignore refereeing leniancy that has led to players spending time on the treatment table, or picking up broken glass from their work surface.

 

We’ve seen them ignore bottles thrown at medical staff, we even had one manager assaulted in the street, on the pitch and subject to bullets sent through the post. There was no doubt which element of society was behind that, and none whatsoever about their own allegiances or motivation for their behaviour.

 

And we’ve seen them ignore the results of police tactics, such as those used at Janefield Street a couple of years ago which could easily have resulted in serious injury or even death to supporters.

 

 

So they’re hardly likely to speak up about a clear and present danger to the integrity of our club by allowing it to be presented to a tv audience of millions around the world when it is sold as one half of a famous sporting brand, which was quite brazenly advertised on all the hoardings at the last league meeting between the two.

 

 

Sometimes, our board make me sick.

 

 

Their consistent appeasement of those who seek to do us harm is in itself the worse form of betrayal.

 

 

And it’s clear that one of the reasons they do it, one of the reasons they go along with the Old Firm brand and it;s associated myth and legend is that they,  in their rarified atmosphere of wealth and privilege, actually do think we’re exactly the same as the other lot.

 

 

The myth that we are two cheeks of the same arse will be enhanced this week….should Celtic lose Beaton’s pals in the media will tell us how he has been threatened, his family abused and we may even see a bottle or two launched in his direction….or at least hear about one.

 

Should Celtic win, there will be “clashes ” between “Old Firm ” fans all over Scotland, and several arrests of “football fans ” , wioth little or no attempt to ascertain blame or investigate the cause.

 

 

No, the whole shitshow will rumble on for another season, and we’ll buy into it.

 

We’ll get the funky new adidas tops, the cool training gear and buy season books in their thousands.

 

 

While the corruption uncovered by the Resolution 12 guys, the diligence applied by one or two journalists despite intimidation and the blatant breech of the rules of Financial fair play continues, and indeed burrows even deeper, we’ll sing songs, spend our money and cheer our pyrrhic victories.

 

 

There is no doubt the board are appeasing those who have only their own interests at heart, but surely we could do a wee bit more from the sidelines ourselves ?

 

 

For a support drenched in the traditions of the rebel, we’re awfully quiet sometimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Funkyy
7 months ago

“We’ll get the funky new adidas tops”…Thank you awfy much Ralph, and it’s no even ma birthday.

Uibh fhaili
7 months ago

Morning Ralph , nail on the head again mate

7 months ago

Yep !

Monti
7 months ago

The team always comes first, we are in the final days of the battle, all our energy, effort, voice & will goes into & behind our manager & players.

Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall!

Good stuff Ralph and absolutely spot on, all the issues you raise are a constant reminder how the whole circus has been fully endorsed by our board.
Nothing will ever be done about the huns, they have been allowed to do as they please, the boot should never have been removed from their neck in 2012.

Ian Archer was spot on!

The Cha
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Dunno, “an occasional disgrace” seems a tad weak these days.

Monti
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cha, permanent embarrassment, permanent disgrace m8

Monty
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

Agreed.

John A
7 months ago

Bankier and Co gtf

7 months ago

It would be right and fitting, to have an “arch” with the logo “Glasgow Derby” and not as the manky mob had it. ! Let us take ourselves out of their equation!. Let them say what they want ,but let us distance ourselves from them!!. Put up an arch with the Glasgow slogan and let them do what they want. ( As they always do and get away with it)! GOYBIG.

BJF
7 months ago
Reply to  Hugh Burns

Quite like the notion of a Glasgow Derby arch. Never mind ignoring provocation, serve it right back.
Maybe the GB will steal a march,oops shouldn’t have used the MARCH word, ……probably.

Woof Charlie
7 months ago
Reply to  Hugh Burns

The arch would be good value if Thistle get up as we can use it several times.

TicToc
7 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

WC, Ha! The arch is a great idea but the Board lack the balls.
There was a ban on Tifos at Hampden for the semi, I wonder why? Because they were scared we’d make a beauty and call all this shit out. Well if there’s a place to call this out it’s Paradise and the time starts on Sunday vs that scum and then every time we meet them as it’ll be seen globally and questions WILL be asked.
I’ve a spare tenner to put towards it, now and more in the future, as the GB need backing too. Just let us all know across all the Tim sites and we can ‘publish’ the Truth. THAT is something all that shower cannot stand!
And if too much is raised just make more Tifos and give them out to willing hands weekly.
Hail! Hail!

portpower
7 months ago
Reply to  Hugh Burns

Turn the hot water off in their changing room and leave them 1 blown-up bath.

Wrt the arch, have “Weclome, Sevco Football Club” in Greek.

TicToc
7 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Brilliant, Port and as ‘charlie’ would say, “ah concur”.
HH

TicToc
7 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Er, em, is “Weclome” Greek?

David Campbell
7 months ago

Well I was buzzing after the Ross County game

Monti
7 months ago

Big Mike Ashley been paid yet?

TGM
7 months ago
Reply to  Monti

By the looks of things he’ll still be waiting on that 10 million in another two year, Monti.

Fra Stone
7 months ago

Go hiontach, Go hiontach, Go hiontach

Fergus Made A Tidy Stack Jack
7 months ago

You could always refrain from supporting them by denying them the one thing that drives them.
Think Floyd Ralph

Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and you’re O.K.
Money, it’s a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I’ll buy me a football team

Money, get back
I’m all right, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack.
Money, it’s a hit
Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit
I’m in the high-fidelity first-class traveling set
And I think I need a Learjet

Money, it’s a crime
Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise it’s no surprise that they’re giving none away

TGM
7 months ago

For a support drenched in the traditions of the rebel, we’re awfully quiet sometimes.’

Aye and when one true rebel does speak up the entire Celtic support do all they can to mock and suppress him.

Don’t they, lads?

Feckin hypocrites, the pair o ye.

TicToc
7 months ago

Ralph, you’re bang on mentioning this disgusting appeasement of that scum by OUR Board. But it’s MORE than appeasement, it involves fraud and consistent lying. And bang on that we shouldn’t accept it. I’d wager that a huge majority of Celtic FC (not the PLC Board) supporters would agree if they REALLY knew what was going on. Too many don’t. But where there’s a will, there’s usually a way. Maybe one of our wonderful supporters will come up with something irresistible and, in time, consign appeasement, open bias and bigotry throughout Scottish football, the new huns et al to the history books, where it all belongs. I’m up for it.

TGM
7 months ago
Reply to  TicToc

I’m a wonderful Celtic supporter and I told you all the solution years ago but you wouldn’t listen …

Kick Freemasonry out of football.

Problem solved.

Denis McFadden
7 months ago

The center cannot hold …. like it.

DJ Smyth
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis McFadden

Everything said by Ralph is bang on, but it is so repetitive it is in danger of becoming useless as far as making a change . We all know the height of lunacy is repeating the same thing and expecting a different result . I think it is long past the time when us wonderful fans took this matter in hand & changed things In Scottish Football permanently.
One thing to start with , us fans are far too soft with Scottish referees. Last game against Huns was a disgrace . Madden made no attempt to referee fairly . His. Interpretation of rules wasn’t incompetency but was corrupt. Fans didn’t make life uncomfortable enough during match, our response to his cheating was rather mute .After match he was able to go about his business unhindered. I haven’t heard of any visits at his work or home . Why not ? We don’t have to hurt him but we can make his life as uncomfortable as possible . Many of us feel the Board aren’t concerned & doing nothing , but surely us fans who love our club do care & should take steps to end the referee’s corruption

Woof Charlie
7 months ago
Reply to  DJ Smyth

Total crap and should get moderated, your suggestion that ‘we’ should visit this guys home or work is a disgrace.

TGM
7 months ago
Reply to  DJ Smyth

You want Celtic fans to wage a campaign of stalking and harassment on a referee?!

You’ve done yer bunnet, nutter.

Though I suppose we should expect no less from a clown that said John Kennedy is NOT Celtic’s defensive coach.

Woof Charlie
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis McFadden

DJ Smyth do one ya rocket.

henkesdreadlocks
7 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Sure is. Easy question for the brave Mr Smyth, why haven’t you headed off to stalk Madhun? The fans care, but the Board of directors at Celtic Park are the ones you should be addressing with regards facilitating the corruption.

TicToc
7 months ago

A wee bit unfair (unconsidered of) comment.
DJ, like all DJs are like Vick inhalers; they get up everyone’s nose.
BUT, if genuine, it’s the best comment DJ ever put on here.
DJ, just send me your bank details to confirm your new approach….and I’ll be in touch.

portpower
7 months ago

Quatrain:

Last kick of the game winner. If the midfield and the forwards arnae feartie.

portpower
7 months ago

PLEASE HELP US.
SCOTTISH FOOTBALL IS CORRUPT.

Put the name of influential International Sports journalists to the banner and in their language.
Hold up a different journalists` name in their language every home game and keep on repeating.

portpower
7 months ago

Too many benefit from the status quo. Our board have no vision beyond good enough.

“Can we do it cheaper” Our slogan for the last 20 years.

portpower
7 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Green slime. That is all they are.

portpower
7 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Anywho, we will have to come back to that. We have a game to win. HH.

portpower
7 months ago

Chose one`s font wisely to get your message across.

portpower
7 months ago

Celtic contemporary catering:

On the Green with Adidas golf range… fishing is a sport, golf isnae. Fact.

portpower
7 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Playing golf with slingshots, now that is a sport I would play. Taking a feathered grouse out, you would go home with a posh tea.

portpower
7 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Safety helmets, not obligatory.

TicToc
7 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Just make sure your thumb isn’t ‘proud’ when you release the missile! OUCH!!

7 months ago

Any chance Beaton paces 10 yrds properly at our direct free kicks…..Bankier,
somethings got to be done about him before the game starts.
Bigotted cheat of a referee.

Huns will dive, scream when tackled and kick their way for 90 mins…….. because they’re allowed to.

We weren’t allowed 10iar last season. The cheating has been ramped up over the last few years and it will get worse if the board continue to keep quiet.

portpower
7 months ago
Reply to  Tyrone9

There shall be a deep concern from Ian of a free lunch on the Celtic card if the chief referee has to intervene about officials. Those and their secrets.

BroxburnBhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  Tyrone9

We shot ourselves in the foot last season and created our own mess. Given there is already bias and dubious practices which are there every year, helping it by poor Board work, poor management and poor play ended up with us coming second. Management and players are performing better this year and the Board need to up their game to better represent the club and its interests the first of which should be an even playing field.

TicToc
7 months ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Exactly!

portpower
7 months ago

An absolute fairtytale of a semi-final.

RB Leipzig only founded in 2009.
Rangers founded in 2012.

Now both are in the last 4 four in Europe.

God bless and stay safe, journalist, Ronan Murphy.

portpower
7 months ago

Beaton will individualise a Celtic player who is not dangerous to the result of the game and let him away all game unpunished. The other 10 players though ?

It is his equative narration of the game to justify his swindle.

portpower
7 months ago

I notice that David Tanner is still on hun duties.
He is just a goalpost with a Argyle jacket on.

TicToc
7 months ago

Ralph, just hope you’re well. A new huns game tomorrow and no Diary since Weds? Get well (and Diary back) soon. Smiley!

TicToc
7 months ago

Predicting the starting 11 and result is one of the reasons I quit gambling, but here goes: 3-1-4-2 Hart, Ralston, CCV and Starfelt, Bitton or McCarthy, Jota, Rogic, McGregor and Maeda, Kyogo and JackieMac. 3-0 The Bhoys.
Subs Bain, Taylor, Jullien, Bitton or McCarthy, Abada, Hatate, Turnbull, O’Riley, Forrest, Murdoch, Johnstone and Auld!!
Come On You Bhoys In Green
HH

portpower
7 months ago

Atmosphere…

Keep the linesmen out of the game and score from distance.

Keep calm mate. Here we go Loopy Lou !

Start Liel Abada and let him take the corners. Keep the Bhoy involved.

portpower
7 months ago

Is the game sold out ?

Nevertheless, raise a breaded scampi piece for me. I heard they are semi-legal now ?

portpower
7 months ago

sevco pendulum swing FC.

Funkyy
7 months ago

Tomorrow we have to be well in front as the end of the 90 minutes approaches ‘cos in that scenario Beaton will be all eager beaver to give them a penalty or free kick near our penalty area to make himself the “local” hero in his drinking den. I expect us to come out of the traps fast and be goals up before half-time. I’m going for 4-1 (again). Let’s crush their morale and let Leipzig finish the job on Thursday….to be followed by a Hearts Cup win.
Then lets see how the media put a positive slant on that set of results.

TicToc
7 months ago
Reply to  Funkyy

Funkky, I’ll just say ‘great minds think alike’ wrt your comment.
When Hibs saved our blushes in 2016 to lift the cup, it was almost worth us going out in the semi as that scum just couldn’t take it in the final, ran amok and were covered by the SMSM for doing so. Aye, I know why I detest them, ALL of them. Cheating, lying scum.
COYBIG

portpower
7 months ago

We will win today but the thrust memorandum from the SFA/SPFL, sevco FC and the SMSM, is that they still authorise us statutory privilege for our alien participation in their game.

COYBIG

portpower
7 months ago

Beaton can not get the sevco players mixed up. Not with him having a close personal relationship with them all.

Chris Sutton, the stage is yours !

sevco socks packed FC.

portpower
7 months ago

Let`s go Godzilla on these sore losers.

portpower
7 months ago

O`Riley to score a screamer.

TicToc
7 months ago

I’ll take the 1-0 (HT) up to now but we need to move up a gear.
COME ON YOU BHOYS IN GREEN!

portpower
7 months ago

I will be surprised if Hatata lines up for the second half. I would rest him for the rest of the season.

Beaton was moping about the center circle and checking his watch after 25 minutes.

henkesdreadlocks
7 months ago
Reply to  portpower

I concur Port. Spot on.

TicToc
7 months ago

Well, that is a game to forget, absolutely shocking all over the place, 2nd half especially. I really couldn’t believe my eyes.
I need to go and calm down………

BroxburnBhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  TicToc

Once again our inability to finish off the game strong allowed them back in. We could have and should have been out of sight before the last 25 minutes. Have to take more of those chances. All that said big picture is that the result effectively wraps up the league for us – bigger picture win the league close the basket of assets out of the Champions league

TicToc
7 months ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

Well put BB, I agree with all of that.

Woof Charlie
7 months ago

The substitutions undermined the team. A decent CL team will destroy us. Over to the board. You have circa 30 million, an Ange with a plan, twist or stick?

henkesdreadlocks
7 months ago

That’s me just in from the game. Should have been done and dusted first half. Fvck Beaton.
Champions again Ole Ole…… Champions again Ole Ole!!!!!!
Hope you got home ok Monti Bhoy. Chammmmmmmpppppppioneeeees.

henkesdreadlocks
7 months ago

Congratulations to Ange for winning the manager of the year award. Very much deserved.

highseastim
7 months ago

Well done Ange on the award, but I’m glad the season is almost done as we look unfit and out on our feet, you’d think we’d been playing midweek. Too much fannying about at the back nearly cost us several times, do they ever practice passing as it’s woeful, that’s three poor performances three weeks in a row. Looked totally disjointed at times!!

P.S. Any word if the toilets survived the Hun hordes?

Owen Mullions
6 months ago

Just heard Jimmy Bell’s deid. Has Ralph gone into mourning and abandoned the diary?

henkesdreadlocks
6 months ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

The makers of Just For Men have just seen their share value drop dramatically on that news this morning.

Woof Charlie
6 months ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Is he dead or just relegated? Too soon?

The Cha
6 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Round of applause or dignified silence?

bgbhoy
6 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

howls of laughter

Woof Charlie
6 months ago

Whoever slapped Leanne Dempster’s arse has identity issues and three broken fingers.

Funkyy
6 months ago

Watched the Villareal v Liverpool match today confident that Liverpool would knock them out and eliminate the last hope of the Scottish media that Celtic wouldn’t get the automatic Champions place and the possible 40 million.
First half Liverpool played the worst they have all season and were down 2-0 (2-2 agg) at half-time and I thought this cannae be happening. But then, as we all know, God’s a Tim and he was only playing with the hopes of those of a Hun disposition and in the second half the real Liverpool appeared and scored 3 times in 12 minutes,guaranteeing Celtic the cash pot….barring we start scoring double figures in our own net.
I love a happy ending.

Funkyy
6 months ago
Reply to  Funkyy

And not a word from the “journalists” in the Daily Pravda confirming that Villareal’s elimination is great news for Celtic….you’d think they were feeling sick or something.lol

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