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Celtic Diary Thursday May 26: Do You Want To Know A Secret ?

With virtually no one at Celtic saying anything publicly about movement in or out of players, the air is rife with whispers and wonderings about what plans are being hatched in the bowels of Celtic Park.

 

 

Imminent seems to be the word of the week where the signings of Jota and Cameron Carter Vickers are concerned, and to be fair the papers are falling over themselves to be the first with the news.

 

 

Put simply, if they had been returning to their parent clubs, they’d have been gone by now, so even the dimmest of our intrepid hacks feel on fairly safe ground to predict their signings.

 

 

Nothing will be announced until everyone is back from holiday and refreshed, and the only reason the signing of Maeda was mentioned was that his former club,Yokohama Marinos, were planning on giving him a farewell party which might have given the game away.

 

When the time is right, he’ll be paraded with the other two.

 

 

There’s still time for things to go pear shaped, and nothing is certain in football, bit I would say that if you have any or all of these player’s names on the back of your Celtic top, then you will get at least another season out of it.

 

 

Speaking of Celtic tops, the new kits will be on sale.

 

We’ve heard, and keep this to yourself for now, that the home strips will be green and white hoops with white shorts, and the two away kits will be rehashes of previous strips with a different collar or cuff.

 

 

Our Secret GIFs | Tenor

 

 

 

If only we had the imagination of the designers at another Glasgow club, a new club who , according to an insider who, because he didn’t send his name, presumably wishes to remain anonymous, sent us this, aren’t afraid to be bold and innovative with fresh ideas….

 

 

 

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Presumably a different badge for each kit.

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the rumours and whispers of players, and a  couple of names have surfaced, with one in particular standing out, Taylor Harwood Bellis…which I originally thought was a form of lawyers, but it’s not.

 

He spent last season on loan at Stoke City from Manchester City , helping power them to 14th in division eight or whatever level they’ve sunk to these days, and being a member of a Stoke based Celtic supporters club myself, I took the opportunity to ask our members, one or two who have attended local matches and seen him, for their opinions…

 

He’s pish ” 

 

It appears he may have some way to go to convince one or two of us….

 

He is twenty, and if he’s going to play regularly at a high level, he’s going to do it soon, but if it’s a loan with a view to developing him for someone else, forget it.

 

Could he be treading the path from Stoke to Celtic ?

 

Following in the footsteps of giants such as  Wayne Biggins and Carl Muggleton ?

 

 

In fairness, he’s been around a bit even for a lad of twenty, having had loan spells at Anderlecht and Blackburn as well, so he might well fancy settling in somewhere where he might get a chance to improve and make a name for himself.

 

 

Ko Itakura, also of Manchester City , has also been mentioned, which suggests either lazy journalism or lazy scouting, as he’s a Manchester city player as well.

 

 

If we buy them outright, or a loan with an option to buy, thats fine, but a loan to fill the squad, I thought we’d moved on from that.

 

 

There’s also talk of a left back from Argentinian side Velez Sarsfield , who it seems is fine with the idea of travelling across the Atlantic to a new life as understudy to Greg Taylor.

 

Stephen MacGowan of the Daily Mail brought us this one, which seems to be the clubs idea of a joke, etting the poor sod , formerly a Lawwell lapdog, think he’s still got an insight to whats happening.

 

 

It may be that Lawwell Jnr is using his dads contacts book, but it’s more likely a red herring.

 

 

Still, I’ve been wrong before.

 

 

no shit gifs | WiffleGif

 

 

 

Congratulations are in order for former manager Neil Lennon, whose side Omonia Nicosia won the Cypriot Cup last night, beating Ethnikos Achnas on penalties.

 

He seemed pleased…

 

 

 

 

And finally, fair play to “rangers “, extending their renewal dates so their support can celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee….

 

 

Yeah, that’ll be why.

 

Yesterday, we had this….

 

 

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Ralph Malph 

 

 And later, we’ll throw some pennies at them…..  

 

 

 

Today

 

 

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Una
1 month ago

Caption

Delivery Driver finds Fraser Forster in the back of his truck

Michael Annis
1 month ago

Caption
Professor Plum shows the latest result of his Incredible Shrinking Machine. He had to modify it as the first experiment against Sevco’s finances had terrible consequences. Sad

Cartvale88
1 month ago

Caption
Water supplies finally arrive at the Pincheon stadium, to the relief of the urinals

Until the bizz is done their always will be a lot of speculation, but do not think Ange will put up with space fillers.
All is not well at Ibrokes, all the media are doing is rehashing happy news for the dullards

Savbuy
1 month ago

I said ..Go and get a shower!

Bognorbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Savbuy

Sorry meant to vote up but it went down .embdy know why ?

SFATHENADIROFCHIFTINESS
30 days ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Bah, sorted it for you.
Alas this crazy platform won’t allow me to press a tick up.

John McDermott
1 month ago

Is that the Eiffel tower or are you just pleased to see me?

Monti
1 month ago

Good to see Neil has more calmness about him these days & the fire isn’t burning inside him…..cough.
Change for no one Lenny!

30 days ago
Reply to  Monti

There wasn’t a lot of that on show last season.

Ian Carson
1 month ago

….. mais celui là-bas est loin de ici.

C Boy
1 month ago

Sevco buy the Eiffel Tower with their Europa League ‘winnings” and relocate it to Govan.

mattybhoy
1 month ago

caption. daily rancid reporter takes 1st prize for his honest & accurate sevco reporting

Hoop hoop hooray
1 month ago

Stop gawking at my water. If you want an eyeful have this!

Yoker Bhoy
1 month ago

Another player we’re being linked with is Moroccan international Ferencvaros striker Ryan Mmaee. His stats for this season (both goals and assists) have been impressive, he looks an exciting player to watch, is a free-kick specialist and his penalty-taking technique is one of the best I’ve seen. Still having 2 years of his contract to run, he won’t be cheap.

30 days ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

I remember the name as 1 to watch when we played Ferenc this season but can’t remember him in the games themselves.

Where would you see him playing, surely not through the centre, as Kyogo/Giacko seems adequate, so competition for Jota/Maeda/Abada?

I hope you and your toilet escaped unscathed from the hordes last week!

Yoker Bhoy
30 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

No worries mate – Valencia’s a long way from Seville so we were pretty much hun-free last week 🙂
Strikers get injured easily and we want plenty of quality options in that department especially if we want to launch a serious assault on the CL and also bearing in mind that Ange is quite partial to bringing on 3 forwards from the bench during the last half hour of games substituting strike force for strike force rather than striker for striker. As well as through the middle, big Ryan is very comfortable playing wide on the left.

30 days ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

That’s a buy from me, then. 😉

Mojo
1 month ago

Bought this for a guy in work, don’t think i can wait til secret Santa.

Sevco in Seville.jpg
GREENDAY
30 days ago
Reply to  Mojo

Ya have to present it singing
The Slash My Father Scored !

Cesar
1 month ago

Sky Sports can exclusively reveal that this is the actual paperweight used to keep all the unpaid bills at Ipox in one place.

Bognorbhoy
1 month ago

Caption

Les hun effectuent pour leur prochaine sortie en Europe

Bognorbhoy
1 month ago

If that doesn’t translate very well I blame the skools , Google translate wisnae oan the curricumathingy , in fact skool was so long ago if you said the word Google people would have thought you were a wean way a sore throat….
🙂

Tyrone9
1 month ago

Caption

Pierre from Paris, sets off toGovan, to administer a much needed enema to sports pundits who thought Seville 2022 would trump Lisbon 67.

” Merde” says Pierre. ” Absolute merde. We must get rid of it this shit asap”.

Woof Charlie
1 month ago

Caption: When you think about it the possibility of this statue coming to Ibrox is actually better than the achievement of 1889.

Greenjedi
1 month ago

Junior is his dad’s contact book!

Luke Warmwater
1 month ago

Ooh, you are Eiffel!

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

Caption…….

An enema for Bozo and his cabal.

charlie
1 month ago

norman tebbit brings back a souvenir fae ees holdays in lilliput

charlie
1 month ago

a heard the potty drainers had tae extend season ticket renewals on account ae maist ae thum being poorly efter ther disgusting behavior heh heh

dingbat
1 month ago

I thought it was just far away, when I saw it the other day.

Whitearra
1 month ago

Caption : ‘Must have some size of a fridge at hame.’

NotinDoubt
1 month ago

Caption

The guy that told me to buy shares in Sevco also said this would be the second biggest attraction in Paris.

James
1 month ago

Caption- Peter Lawwell sends his son to PSG for a landmark signing.

Cortes
30 days ago

Proud dad shows off Le Baby Eiffel

Mcklintop
30 days ago

Caption: Ryan Jack is on the plane with Tav.

Tav: Right let’s try this again Ryan, this Eiffel tower is small and that one’s far away.

Ryan, shaking his head: feck this ah’m away to the lavvy fur a swally.

30 days ago

“We’ve heard, and keep this to yourself for now, that the home strips will be green and white hoops with white shorts”

For goodness sake, the socks, what colour are the socks, plain white or green and white hoops?

We demand to know.

Taylor Harwood Bellis, mm, although he’s had 3 loans, they’ve only been for half-a-season each, with the Anderlecht one being for a season but cut short, why?

Also, we have highly-rated Dane Murray (19) and Bosun Lawal (20) in our B-side.

I hope this isn’t a lazy City tie-in, as he’s not got great experience and we’ve already got, supposedly, good prospects.

The latter is one of the reasons why youth players and their families became disillusioned about their prospects leading to the departure of the brightest ones.

30 days ago

Caption “If you believe Calvin Bassey is the new Virgil Van Dyke, you’ll believe this is the real Eiffel Tower”

tom campbell
30 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Carl Muggleton was a very good goalkeeper, and has been maligned unfairly … but Wayne Biggins!

Owen Mullions
30 days ago

Caption – Chris Jack exclusive:
Europa League Runners-up ‘Champions’ trophy arrives at Ibrox and it’s bigger and better than anything Celtic have ever won.

Uibh fhaili
30 days ago

A load of water it’s an “eyeful” for the Huns

Oldbhoy
30 days ago

Can I present The the Eiffel Tower

Effarr
30 days ago

The Eiffel Tower climbs a man.

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