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Celtic Diary Thursday June 2: Behind Their Masks

It seems the Times are hell bent on finding a scapegoat in their current reportage on the “malicious prosecution ” story…

 

The officer who led a disastrous police investigation into the takeover of Rangers FC was openly partisan and appeared determined to pursue those he regarded as enemies of the club he supported, witnesses have claimed.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Robertson, 54, was tasked with leading the inquiry into allegations of fraud linked to the collapse and sale of the Ibrox club.

This year the Court of Session found that he had behaved in an “intimidatory and threatening” way, had given evidence that was “patently untrue” and had conducted himself in a “reprehensible” manner. 

 

 

Instead of looking at those who have cost the taxpayer millions and millions of pounds and investigating the events that led to that, they’re blaming the policeman who tried to get to the bottom of it.

 

 

One can only wonder why, and why now ?

 

 

There’s an email awaiting a reply on the desk of the times editor.

 

Before commenting, let’s give him a chance to answer.

 

 

 

Steve Clarke turned up at Hampden last night in time for Scotland’s world cup play off, but frankly got little else right.

 

His formation and selection allowed the Ukraine to overrrun his charges, and by the time he realised he’d made an arse of it and tried to correct it, it was too late.

 

Scotland will miss out on another World Cup, which is depressingly familiar, but on the bright side, Celtic missed out on having Clarke as a manager, so it’s not all bad.

 

His insistence on playing duds from the EPL should signal the end of his tenure, and the inclusion of inexperienced players such as Gilmour and Hickey for such a high profile tie was inexplicable, and don;t get me started on Lyndon Dykes, who has made a career out of bullying Chris Jullien…

 

Celtic supporters often moan about the amount of caps given to the Lisbon Lions, only 113 or so in total.

 

What is not taken into account is that manager jock Stein wasn’t overly keen on his players being involved with Scotland, and would often withdraw them from squads, especially if there was, and there often was, an important European game ahead.

 

With international football even more of a dead duck these days, there’s another leaf for ange Postecoglou to take out of  the great man’s book.

 

 

Meanwhile, the papers need their stories…. The Record proclaims….

 

 

Celtic player rejects contract offer as future remains unclear after ‘honest

discussions’

 

 

Rattle Of Thunder Leaves East Tyrone Panic Stricken | Tyrone Tribulations

 

 

It’s Kerr McInroy.

 

No, I had to google him as well.

 

 

and this, from the Sun…..

 

 

BYE BHOY 

Celtic wonderkid Rory Mahady chased by Man City and two

Premier League rivals as Hoops face losing another top

prospect.

 

 

Rattle Of Thunder Leaves East Tyrone Panic Stricken | Tyrone Tribulations

 

 

He’s a goalkeeper. I googled him as well.

 

Presumably that’s what they meant by wonderkid. As in wondering who he is.

 

 

 

The media are desperate for a story about a Celtic player leaving, and conversely , when a “rangers ” player signs a new deal, they get all gooey….

 

 

Connor Goldson admits Rangers winning addiction as he

makes title vow after signing new contract

The defender looked to be heading for the Ibrox exit with his deal set to expire but he delighted fans by penning an extension

 

 

With two trophies in four years, one would think he’d conquered this particular addiction.

 

Goldson had more or less made it clear he was leaving, and sat back to wait for offers that matched his talent. It seems he may have misjudged his own appeal.

 

There is no mention of what they are paying him, but it will be significant. That means he will probably be alongside John Soutar at the heart of their defence next year, especially given that they’re touting Calvin Bassey.

 

 

But it’s a hell of a contract, whatever way you look at it…. as Goldson himself says…

 

 

“I said last year that I wanted to stay and try and win 56 and 57.  

 

I’m thinking a contract that takes him up to 2079 at the earliest shows incredible commitment, from both club/company and player.

 

 

 

Yesterday, we had this…

 

 

Thousandaire' Craig Whyte – No Friend of Celtic

 

 

Spudscave 

 

 ” It started with a quid….never thought it would come to this ”  

 

 

today….

 

 

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Bognorbhoy
24 days ago

Caption …
The rangers ladies team show off their new kit , great for diving in the box …

FSTB
24 days ago

Caption
Sevco ladies jobby dooker team ,fresh from high intensity training in Seville .
Get ready to display their talents at the queens jobilee celebrations.

Mark
24 days ago

caption;
Bedlam 5-a-side team protest at kit anomalies.

John McDermott
24 days ago

Bernadette Mary McGuire, where’s your union Jack?

Sancheto
24 days ago

Caption – I will have the one with the little pink nose!

Brencelt
24 days ago

Caption: nowadays the “lady” on the right would say “she’s” a trans gender athlete.
In the olden days he’d have been a man called Fred.

El Gringo
24 days ago
Reply to  Brencelt

Ach, sorry, Bren, I should have read the replies before posting.

But you should see some of the ‘female’ tennis players from those days …

Incredible not only that they got away with it but that they even had the balls to try it.

Check em out but make sure you haven’t eaten first.

Shiltrum
24 days ago

Caption: Rangers ladies not happy as their new signing says once a Tim always a Tim.

BornCelt!
24 days ago

Caption – And once again the sevco cheerleaders look on gloomily as dreams fade to dust as goldstone stands behind covering his battle-scarred legs feeling disenchanted as he considers another spell finding his place in the shadow of Angeba’!

Patrick O hara
24 days ago

CAPTION
I like to keep abreast of modern fashions.

henkesdreadlocks
24 days ago

Caption…….

All those years ago, the forerunner to Brexit…….Braxit

Woof Charlie
24 days ago

On the other hand attendance at world cup finals develops our Scottish lads into better players. On the other hand CalMac is already overplayed. On the other hand it increases transfer values… I’ve 3 hands!

24 days ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Are you a farmer?

Did you hear about the farmer who couldn’t keep his hands of his wife?

He sacked them.

Woof Charlie
24 days ago

Caption: The one on the right made it to a semi before disqualification.

Cesar
24 days ago

Castore sweat technology kit my ass, ye can see oor thrupenny bits in these taps.

Honest Hoops
24 days ago

Caption; The UK Miss World representatives show off their swimwear design…

Woof Charlie
24 days ago

Caption: One lad had a dream,
To start a swimming team
With no money, no kit and two balls
To the deep end they’d delve
And in 2012, they drowned
And their fans did f*ck all.

Savbuy
24 days ago

Caption
Now… can we have a shot with the Brits out?

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  Savbuy

Winner! 😀

Savbuy
24 days ago

Caption
What’s that bulge in your trunks No.4?..
No.. the other side!

Drew67
24 days ago

Well disappointed with Scotland last night.Started sluggishly and got worse.Agree with Ralph about Hickey..poor lad got a roastin..wasn’t only poor performer tho.

HH

El Gringo
24 days ago

One can only wonder why, and why now ?’

Look into the role of The Speculative Society in how Scotland is really run rather than how you’re told it’s run and David Murray’s high, if not highest, ranking position in it.

I’ve mentioned this before but none of you want to believe it for some odd reason, preferring instead to believe the BBC and other trashy MSM lies.

El Gringo
24 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

And I can guarantee you yer man fae The Times won’t mention The Speculative Society in his reply to you, Ralph, should he even deign to bother.

Maybe you should send another email asking him specifically how much influence this mob have in Scotland and, indeed, if he himself is a member.

That should get his hackles up.

It certainly works every time they’re mentioned on here.

El Gringo
24 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

And I can guarantee you yer man fae The Times won’t mention The Speculative Society in his reply to you, Ralph, should he even deign to bother.

Ange Postecoglou's jumper
24 days ago

Caption: the Rangers wags get dressed up for Iizies jubilee.
Ralph I see over at the darkside they are trotting out Goldson had better offers elsewhere but chose to stay for less money. They are deluded of course

El Gringo
24 days ago

Caption: Britain leads the way in slyly introducing the first trans athlete to sport.

24 days ago

The diary has taken a weird turn these past few days.

Pouring tea and sympathy for malicious prosecutors, bent cops and judges.

If the concern is for the public purse then these staunch Rangers men have already cost us £40m.

That might be more than the Deadies did and certainly will be by the final reckoning (some estimates put it as high as £100m (gulp)).

Either way, all of these are bad guys who deserve public ridicule, censure and, hopefully, non-malicious prosecution.

Yes D&P were probably dodgy as well but if you set Real Rangers Men against them, then the public is going to see it’s bill doubled if not tripled.

Oh, and let’s not forget Liquidators BDO who set this whole shitshow (the malicious prosecutions) in motion.

We’re coming up to the 10th anniversary of Rangers (IL) and still no nearer to an end, while they still suck on the teat of the public purse.

JoeKSG
24 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Well said.

El Gringo
24 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

They’ll point at anyone lower down the ladder to prevent the fingers pointing at them so it’s no surprise the dumb cop takes the fall as their patsy, with a full pension of course, though I’m surprised Ralph is buying into this clearly fake narrative.

To see the truth of a thing you have to look at it from every angle and not just the one or two diversionary shots we get in the media.

But didn’t Murray owe the public purse £168 million alone?

That means the taxpayer has already forked out over £200 million while Murray got to cherrypick the most lucrative parts of Murray International Metals for himself, sorry, ‘his family’, before handing over the dross to the liquidators …

Yet some still believe that Freemasonry doesn’t run Scotland when Murray has, er, walked away Scot Free ..?

El Gringo
24 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

*Hector’s £168 million was a mere fraction of the £880 million MIM owed to various companies & creditors.

But they’ll all get away with it, just like I said at the time.

In every cabal every one must pay up to those who sit at the top of the tree and Freemasonry is no different.

henkesdreadlocks
23 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Hadn’t seen your amended post when I responded. But totally outrageous that this guy can still walk (shuffle) the streets.

El Gringo
23 days ago

No bother, Henke, it’s not a competition.

But Murray’s never been mentioned ONCE by anyone in the media as the main culprit in the whole affair and that fact alone should tell us all we’ll ever need to know about who really runs the the media, in both Scotland and every other country.

henkesdreadlocks
23 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Murray and his failed companies cost the taxpayer close to £1bn. Yet kept his title and profitable part of his grubby empire. Should be in the jail.

23 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

I think the Deady Bears tax bill was ratcheted down to under £50m by the Languid Liquidators.

Probably dubiously but that’s on a par with what’s been paid out for the malicious prosecutions so far but these are likely to cost far more in the end.

El Gringo
23 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Who knows what jiggery pokery is really going on behind the scenes?

These guys would do anything to ensure they make a buck out of it.

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

No matter how much they made it he still owed it.

They could have cut it down to a pound if they liked but he still owed 168 million to the taxman.

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

You see here, Cha, this is a perfect example of when you were a better man, when us two could have a sensible conversation together without you demeaning yourself by attacking my mental health at every turn …

What happened to that Cha, the Cha with a smile, The Cha who could dance, The Cha who always had a song in his heart ..?

Bring that Cha back, as I liked him much better than this mean, sneering, self obsessed gang stalker he’s been replaced with ..

El Gringo
23 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

In a just society they would all have been jailed immediately.

Instead it’s knighthoods and exotic trips abroad all round.

‘Handshakes across the ocean, brothers!’

Weered
24 days ago

knobbly knees competition at a standstill

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  Weered

Dare we say …

An ICE WALL?

Haha, up the WA!

😉

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  Weered

Good man, Red, at least you can take a joke!

Er, hang on a sec …

😀

Drew67
24 days ago

Anybody know how long does it take for a comment to get okayed?
Couple of times this week its been 2hrs or not even getting posted.nothing controversial being said just fitba talk?

Drew67
24 days ago
Reply to  Drew67

Jings…that one went up immediately

Woof Charlie
23 days ago
Reply to  Drew67

I used to have a name that the spam filter didn’t like and changed it rarely get moderated now

Drew67
23 days ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Cheers mate

Was just a comment on last nights Scotland game.maybe thats how it got pulled

El Gringo
23 days ago
Reply to  Drew67

There’s a LOAD of innocuous everyday words the filter doesn’t like.

Strin gs, for example, which it doesn’t mind in the singular but not plural and too many others to count.

I copy the pots before sending then weed out the ‘bad’ word but it’s a laborious process and a ridiculous way to run an open forum, when the posters can’t even have a conversation for being censored for no good reason at all.

El Gringo
23 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Hmm …

Drew67
23 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Cheers mate. Was def no swearies or cheek towards any posters so possibly the filter as you say.

HH

El Gringo
23 days ago
Reply to  Drew67

Cheers, Drew.

I tried to tell you that we can’t write the words G O L D or Sa bo ta ge either but even my separating the letters saw my pots thrown into moderation 😀

El Gringo
23 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

*Post.

23 days ago
Reply to  Drew67

I think moderated posts don’t see the light of day until the next article is published, that means they go largely unread, which is a shame.

Its a lottery as to what is moderated, sometimes swear words, although other times they’re ok, sometimes excessive punctuation but other times allowed etc.

There’s also good moderation to try to filter out the tinfoil hat lunacy to keep it readable.

23 days ago
Reply to  Drew67

Ha, I replied but its stuck in moderation. 🙁

Owen Mullions
23 days ago
Reply to  Drew67

Don’t know if it helps but I’ve sometimes found if you post as a REPLY to someone (not always easy in itself) it squeaks through for some reason. Agree that the whole forum needs an overhaul though – how about it Ralph?

El Gringo
23 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Good call, Owen, but it’s all about certain innocuous words.

I’m only back on a few days and already have around five posts in moderation.

It’s a real shame as this is still the one of the two best Tic sites around.

Owen Mullions
22 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Gold, sabotage, strings. Just checking – I have a theory that there is a special filter just for you, Gringo!

Joking aside, I’m not against moderation if it stops people going off on a mad rant (you know the type Gringo) but who’s going to give up their time to do it? As a result we’re stuck with the automatic filter which nobody can figure out and which breaks up the flow of conversation. Can’t it be switched off?

Another point – I couldn’t give a toss personally but the voting system seems to either wind people up (Tic Toc) or completely befuddle them (just about everybody else). Can’t we just get rid of it?

Anyway, that’s my blueprint for an ‘improved etims experience’!!! Even the best tim site can always get better – as someone somewhere said, we never stop.

22 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Er, I think we got here due to an overhaul, perhaps we need an underthaul.

Owen Mullions
22 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

A Neanderthal? But then it would just be another Hun site.

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

I think the ‘girls’ in the picture have enough underthauls for all of us.

Uibh fhaili
23 days ago

First commonwealth games on a live stream

Cartvale88
23 days ago

Caption
Still waiting for the face painter to Finish.

The real culprits Ralph are the Establishment in Scotland that has bent over to support the vermin. Orange Wanks seen as normal, but anything to do with Ireland, the famine St Paddy’s day ignored.so it has been for centuries as they sing about what they perceive as history, but known as banter by the Scottish Police, the media and the Government.
The previous puppet master at the original Rangersgot away with murder, the current incumbents of Sevco land are doing much the same, but it is seen as good for the Scottish game. The Scottish match on Sky last night was treated as a Sevco game, Sally singing the praises, as the living dead prattled on about garbage.

Woof Charlie
23 days ago

Caption: Spice Girls avatar act bombs.

Pedro71
23 days ago

Caption. The guy on the right has a helluva nobby knee.

El Gringo
23 days ago

On reflection, it looks like all those ‘gals’ aren’t quite what they’re making out to be as their knees look like somebody’s been battering them with hammers.

And women just don’t have knees like that, surrounded as they usually are by subcutaneous fat.

They’d do anything for the shiny shiny that mob.

John E Mitchell
23 days ago

The swimmer in the middle unsurprisingly finished last

El Gringo
21 days ago

Being the only real bird among them …

An Occasion Contributor
23 days ago


See whilst you are continuing to look at what is fast disappearing in the rear view mirror of Scoddish Fitba you are failing to see what is happening right in front of your face as you navigate in a forward trajectory.

https://www.si.com/fannation/soccer/futbol/news/uefa-outline-new-financial-regulations-to-reform-ffp

What are UEFA’s new financial regulations?

The amount that clubs are permitted to lose over a three-year period will double from €30m to €60m. 

Under the new regulations, European clubs will be limited to spending 70% percent of their revenue on wages, transfers and agents’ fees.

The Rangers Fc Accounts from 2017-18 to 2020-21

2017-18
Turnover £32.6m
Operating Expenses £38.9m (119% of Revenue)
Loss for year £14.3m €16.74m
Debt For Equity Shares Issued x1
Total Private Investment for Year £1.44m €1.69m

2018-19
Turnover £53.1m
Operating Expenses £58.2m €68.12m ( 117% of Revenue)
Loss for Year £11.27m €13.19m
Debt For Equity Shares Issues x4
Total Private Investment for Year £8.98m €10.51m

2019-20
Turnover £59.03
Operating Expenses £68.52m €80.2m ( 116% of Revenue)
Loss For Year £17.46m €20.44m
Debt For Equity Shares Issues x5
Total Private Investment for Year £16.34m €19.12m

2020-21
Turnover £47.74m
Operating Expenses £63.98m €74.88m (134% of Income)
Loss for Year £24.15 €28.27
Debt For Equity Shares Issues x11
Total Private Investment for Year £43.78m €51.24m

As you can see The Rangers have managed to secure a European License despite losing a combined Total of:
£67m €78.63m
Whilst injecting a further :
£70.34m €80.23m
In 21 Separate Debt for Equity Investments.

Now perhaps the SFA and UEFA could explain how this has happened under their watch ?

Woof Charlie
22 days ago

Coronation Cup

Said Lizzie to Phillip as they sat down to dine,
I’ve just had a note from an old friend of mine,
His name is ‘Big Geordie’ he’s loyal and true,
And his dirty big nose is a light shade of blue.

He says that the Rangers are right on their game,
And ask for a trophy to add to their fame,
I’ll send up a cup that the Rangers can win,
Said Phillip to Liz watch the Celts don’t step in.

Said Lizzie to Phillip they don’t stand a chance,
I’ll send up my Gunners to lead them a dance,
With Celtic defeated the way will be clear,
A cup for the Rangers in my crowning year.

But alas for their hopes for the loyal true blues,
The Celts beat the Gunners and Manchester too,
Beat Hibs in the final and oh what a scene,
Sure Hampden was covered in banners of green.

Said Lizzie to Phillip when she heard the grim news,
A blow has been struck at our loyal true blues,
Oh tell me dear Phillip and you ought to know,
How to keep Glasgow Celtic defeated below.

Said Phillip to Lizzie there’s only one way,
I’ve known of their secret for many a day,
To keep the Celts down you will have to deport,
The whole Fenian army that gives them support.

charlie
22 days ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

caption sevco ladies win thur 55th title…….. a wurld record iff yer wullin tae kid yersel……….. meanwhile the gents and a say gents loosely sevco say wee fookin dun it first

El Gringo
22 days ago

“Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that sooner or later give rejection to the illusory worldview grafted upon them from birth through social conditioning.
They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers.
Inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to, and so begins their journey of awakening.
Each step of the journey is made by following the heart instead of following the crowd and by choosing knowledge over the veils of ignorance.”

Henri Bergson

Owen Mullions
22 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Posted a reply to you using your ‘banned’ words to prove it was you who was the problem not the words. Went straight into the moderation black hole and hasn’t reappeared! So much for that theory!

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Aye, if only you’d pay attention instead of trying to start fights all the time …

🙂

Owen Mullions
21 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Who’s starting fights? I’ll smash yer face in!!!

21 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

They do say Pugilism is an Art and we do know he has 3 degrees in it…

Owen Mullions
21 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Don’t get him started. He’ll be back on with a treatise on the use of perspective by the pre-Raphaelite school. I blame that feckin Wikipedia.

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Come ahead, then!

Ye need a haun oot that wheelchair first though ..?

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Maybe you’ll understand me more now when I tell you theories are useless, that it’s only facts that matter ..?

21 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

It was probably his usage of the words in conspiratory nuttery posts that led them to be banned and hence unavailable to us for civilised discourse.

Owen Mullions
21 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Well, I didn’t want to call him a nutter because…HE GOES AFF HIS NUT!!!!!

21 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

He gives sensible nutters a bad name.

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Ah, sure n ‘tis great to be back among the witty repartee of the old folks’ home …

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Which reminds me …

See if yer missus caught a hoor giein ye a gammy, would she think it was a ‘conspiracy’ between yez or just a simple business transaction ..?

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

You can participate in this question too, Owen …

If you like.

You don’t have to though if you think I’m somehow pulling you into some kinda ‘conspiracy’ between me n Cha n some hoors he might know …

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

I don’t think ‘Str in G.S.’ is a ‘conspiracy theorist’ word, Cha …

Nor G o l d …

Nor ‘Sa bo ta ge’ …

Words are like explosives, they’re always dangerous in the wrong hands, but even more dangerous in the right ones.

But if anyone here can give even one good reason for the banning of the words ‘Str in gs’, ‘G o l d‘ or ‘ Sa bo ta ge’ I’d like to hear it.

Unless you’ve made some hooer wear g o l d str in gs, thereby sa bo tag ing yer marriage, in which case I don’t want tae know.

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Oh, Cha, you and your ‘civilised discourse’ … 😀

Is that something else you’ll always be grateful to the BBC for ..?

😀

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

*Full acknowledgment to 16 Roads for posting this brilliant Bergson quote on the SC site the other night.

A man after my own heart.

In fact, TWO men after my own heart, given their understanding of this ridiculous media led ‘‘reality’ we now find ourselves in.

Aye, if only there were mair like thum…

El Gringo
21 days ago

Anywey, back tae the fitba, or the endemic corruption that the Scottish game’s been since the signing of the 5WA …

Does anybody here know the difference between ‘Conspiracy’ & ‘Corruption’ ..?

El Gringo
21 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Nobody?

None of these ‘wise old heads’ on ETims knows the difference between ‘Conspiracy’ & ‘Corruption’?!

Well, I guess that explains a lot …

SFATHENADIROFCHIFTINESS
21 days ago

Well seeing the Fitbaw season is over. Jist saying like

Owen Mullions
21 days ago

There’s dolphinitely something fishy about the moderation on here. I’m always herring about whale posts that don’t appear. Okay, you don’t have to be a brain sturgeon to see there’s no porpoise in reading Gringo’s polloks other than to give yourself a haddock. But publish his carp anyway – I like taking the mackerel out of him.

And why does Ralph never let minnow why my posts have disappeared? Are they not in tuna with the spirit of the blog? Does he think I’m as thick as two short plankton? Or is he just taking the pisces? Make no missed hake, if contributors aren’t trouted with more respect this site will flounder. We’re fed up being done up like kippers. Sort it out for Cod’s sake.

El Gringo
20 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

You’ll say and do anything to avoid answering this simple question, right ..?

Even this roly poly fish head pish.

What an embarrassment.

20 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

You only seem to have caught a tiddler. 😉

Owen Mullions
20 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Aw diddums! He’s very easily upset. It must be that ‘artistic’ temperament of his.

Owen Mullions
20 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Give him a few hours on Wikipedia and he’ll be back with a degree in ichthyology from that ‘university’ of his.

El Gringo
20 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Haha, the two auld farts can’t answer a simple question.

Would you like a digestive with yer tea?

El Gringo
20 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Aye, ye’re a funny guy, Owen, a funny, funny, funny guy …

You amuse me.

Just like the clown you are.

You amuse me every time you post.

Just like the clown you are.

Owen Mullions
20 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Wikipedia no’ working the day?

El Gringo
20 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

I don’t use Wikipedia for the simple reason that it’s just like you …

Fulla shit.

El Gringo
20 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Oh dear, Mr ‘Cha’, your memory’s going, I’ve explicitly told you of my educational background and status but being the daft old codger you are you’re clearly preferring to parrot the narrative about me that you’ve made up in your own thick head.

Now do you know the difference between Conspiracy & Corruption?

J.R. Hartley
20 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Internet trawlers are the worst ,is any plaice safe in the net?
Guaranteed he’s wearing waders and sporting a mullet.
You reel him in enough times he soon clams up,muscles seize and the replies dry up like an overdone Kipper in a burnt oot bothy.
No doubt you’ll be herring from him again with a torrent of old Cobblers.

El Gringo
19 days ago

There y’are, Jimboh!

Nice to see ol’ Gringo has pulled ye out of retirement!

Hope ye’re well for a man of yer age!

🙂

El Gringo
20 days ago

The reason no one here can answer the question on the difference between Conspiracy & Corruption is because it’s a trick question, as there is no difference …

A conspiracy is juts two or more people plotting to con others for their own gain.

Now you see, Doughball and yer decrepit auld pal, I had to answer the question for ye.

And I didn’t need to go to university to learn it, much as I didn’t need their poxy lies to help me figure out any other stuff in life either.

What did you learn at university, Owen ..?

How to be an annoying w@nker but still get old farts like ‘The Cha’ tae like ye ..?

😀

Oh, you two fools DO amuse me so …

Woof Charlie
20 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

So here’s how events actually play out every time you come on here: 1. You goad everyone suggesting that you and you alone are the one source of truth. But not on matters Celtic (wee clue in the blog title) but on stuff David Icke would tell you that that’s a bit rich GTF. 2. You portray yourself as a victim when in fact you are usually the perp. 3. You relish in your banned status as a badge of honour like a brain dead man’s Donald Trump. 4. I can’t be ersed. This is a convivial, pretty well informed forum for people who want to enjoy the craic. And if you spell check this I win a tenner. Unleash the thumbs.

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

😀

El Gringo
20 days ago

So here’s how events play out every time I come on here:

I begin by commenting sensibly on the article Ralph has written regarding either the fitba or the endemic corruption engendered by the 5 Way Agreement.

Then there’s a few sensible exchanges with other reasonably minded posters, which seems to annoy the two guys who have a problem with me no end.

These two antagonistic blowhards then begin a barrage of insults thrown my way the act like two wee lassies running and hiding behind their mammies’ skirts when I respond in kind.

(Typical shitebag gang minded behaviour.)

When they realise I’m laughing at their stupidity they ratchet up the insults and so the full scale abuse begins, targeting my educational background which I’ve openly shared with them, and then they start attacking the alleged instability of my mental health, which truly is the lowest of the low and something you don’t even see on the Hun sites.

Yet somehow it’s not these abusers of the allegedly sick who get banned from the site but me myself, every time, simply for defending myself against these gang stalking cowards.

Now if anyone here thinks abusing the mentally ill is ‘the Celtic Way’ do let us know in the comments.

That way the rest of the readers can see just how vile minded these clowns are and maybe such recognition will help Ralph & Desi so who the real problems are on this once fine fitba site, mates or not.

Cheers.

Owen Mullions
20 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Okay let’s get things straight. I posted a vaguely ‘humorous’ comment about moderation (something you yourself had been moaning about) to JimboH. It took the form of a series of fish puns because that’s a private joke between JimboH and I, something he and Christina would confirm except they avoid the site (like so many others do) when your name appears – perhaps you should reflect on that. You stuck your oar in and for some reason took offence to the fishy puns!!! I have no idea why. You arty-farty types are all too sensitive if you ask me.

Now tell us again what your ‘tutor’ at ‘university’ told you about Hieronymous Bosch. You remember – he was the guy you said you’d never heard of before suddenly remembering you had studied him while doing art history at university. Wikipedia took a pounding that day, didn’t it?

Honestly Gringo, you’re so cretinously stupid it’s almost criminal to take advantage of you on here. Buy yourself a new rubber girlfriend and give the blog a break.

PS If Ralph or Desi choose to ban me, I’ll take it like a man – it’s their blog. But I won’t start greetin like a big jessie and asking for others to be banned as well. If you can’t stand the heat…

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Hahaha, you really do amuse me so, saddo.

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

‘Take it like a man’ …

Getting barred aff the site! 😀

I’ve been barred from here more times than you’ve had hot dinners, Jessie 😀

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

And what you talking about, Jimboh showed up under his ‘Nadir of ‘Chiftniess’ (sic) moniker THE SAME DAY I came back on …

You can see his post right under mine.

Are you blind or what?

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

And really, Owen, you gotta let my Hieronymous Bosch joke go.

I know it made you look like a f@nny, which admittedly isn’t hard to do, but you need to try and get over it, man up a bit, it was months ago now …

Owen Mullions
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

The thing is, I agree with you. In this blog alone I’ve been called a cripple (wheelchair reference), an auld fart, a clown, a w*nker and full of sh*t. Then there’s a blowhard, a coward, a sh*tebag, a wee lassie and a vile abuser of the mentally ill. In addition, someone made the scurrilous suggestion that Cha pays whores for sex. There’s definitely a problem with abusive posters on here – if only we could identify the culprit! Any ideas Gringo?

An Occasional Contributor
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

4 replies in 7 minutes

El Gringo
19 days ago

Aye.

You impressed?

El Gringo
19 days ago

Charlie Saiz is back, hiding under yet another uniform

El Gringo
19 days ago

How you enjoying life over on ‘The Celtic Blog’ (sic), Duncan?

Young James not kicked you off yet for the blatant racism you’ve displayed on every blog space including his beloved Phil’s ..?

Ah well, it’s just a matter of time …

Meantime you can keep obsessively counting how many posts I write on here per minute, okay ..?

My pleasure …

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Duncan, since you’re here, could you ask James what he thinks of my challenging him to a debate?

I’ve intimated this to him on numerous occasions over this past week but he refuses to answer me, preferring instead to give my challenge the old Cold Shoulder treatment, but. as Dave King proves, we all know that stuff doesn’t work at all and I’d prefer he gave me a reply one way or the other.

So could you ask him if he’s up for a proper debate with ol’ Green Machine rather than running and hiding behind his moderation filters?

Ta.

You’re a gent in your own way …

SFATHENADIROFCHIFTINESS
19 days ago

Yawn, yawn, yawn..
Clue SFATHENADIROFCHIFTINESS (sic) is not a misspelling.
Only saying like.
Oh and Owen not surprised that you felt haked (sic) off
with the incessant codswallop.
Patience of a Saint and all that

El Gringo
19 days ago

It’s NOT a mistake?

Really?

Then what does Chiftiness mean, Jim?

Is it an actual (secret) word or can you tell us openly?

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Surely you mean ‘SHIFTINESS’, Shirley ..?

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Or are you simply a fan boy of Nadir Ciftci ..?

If so I must point to you out that you’ve spelt your hero’s name wrong, Jim …

Now do you see the benefits of a yooniversity EdYouKay, shun …?

Owen Mullions
18 days ago

I see it as my civic duty to ‘trigger’ him into one of his rants JimboH. It’s the only way to get the lads to shut him down.

18 days ago

Aw, why spoil the fun, I laugh every time he flounders about carping about your name.

Owen Mullions
18 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Don’t mention fish in this plaice. He’ll tell Ralph you’re making him out to be a pilchard!

SFATHENADIROFCHIFTINESS
18 days ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

S.Prat Shirley.

(Switches back to ‘Lurker’ mode
Guffaw,guffaw Sweet Eff Aww ).

El Gringo
19 days ago

Do you mean to say Chieftainess?

Is this it?

Definition of chieftainess
: a woman who is a chieftain

Are you trying to tell us something about yourself in a covert way, Jean ..?

Sorry, ‘Jim’ ..?

It’s okay, you can come out with it, we’re all pals here …

El Gringo
19 days ago

Ach, come on, Jim, lighten up, I’m only pulling your leg.

But seriously, what does ‘Chiftiness’ mean if it’s not a spelling mistake ..?

Enquiring minds want to know …

🙂

El Gringo
19 days ago

Aye, aye, but it’s gone awfy quiet round here …

Was it something I said ..?

El Gringo
19 days ago

The thing is, there’s no need for anyone to get offended here as we’re only having a laugh.

As I explained to Ralph a good 4 or 5 years ago now, my work here has been part of an extensive art project studying Current Sociology & The New ‘Social’ Media.

This is part of a larger study into how the Internet and its various attractions and detractions have influenced people’s behaviour through the use of certain simple words alone, and how they respond to them.

(Ralph has all of this on record should you doubt me.)

I’ve covered humour, sentiment, bullying and abuse, hoping to find a way through these challenges for the older generation before we venture this next ‘New World’ version of both space and Time as we think we know them, but which this experiment has proven we don’t.

Of course I’m not always in experimental mode, as the art project itself finished around 18 months ago, and I like to come on juts to shoot the breeze with the lads, but I can’t help but spot the indiscrepancies in the sudden vehement attacks of those most triggered by some of the key words and attitudes proffered during the study.

I appreciate all of you for participating, as I made this plain to everyone, as I say a, a good 4 or 5 years ago, but for the newcomers like ‘Owen Mullions‘ et al I can only say that you should have been here earlier, as you’ve somewhat missed the point and therefore lack the intuition to either understand or read the subtleties of the humour and laughter contained in the overall narrative.

Ralph & the Bhoys should be extremely proud of themselves in allowing the space for such a Grand Projet to be utilised on their own pages and their ability to recognise and admit such an endeavour is something that is truly considered worthy of some note if not even a certain level of redemption.

For on an exceptionally intelligent fitba blog could such a project ever hope to have bee realised and for that I thank these Bhoys mightily, and all of you who have wittingly or unwittingly taken part.

Aye, only on a true Celtic blog could such a thing ever have hoped to have been realised.

HH

TGM

😉

El Gringo
19 days ago

The thing is, there’s no need for anyone to get offended here as we’re only having a laugh.

As I explained to Ralph a good 4 or 5 years ago now, my work here has been part of an extensive art project studying Current Sociology & The New ‘Social’ Media.

This is part of a larger study into how the Internet and its various attractions and detractions have influenced people’s behaviour through the use of certain simple words alone, and how they respond to them.

(Ralph has all of this on record should you doubt me.)

El Gringo
19 days ago

There’s no need for anyone to get offended here as we’re only having a laugh.

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

As I explained to Ralph a good 4 or 5 years ago, my work here has been part of an extensive art project studying Current Sociology & The New ‘Social’ Media.

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Ralph has all of this on record should you doubt me.

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

I’ve covered humour, sentiment, bullying and abuse, hoping to find a way through these challenges for the older generation before we venture this next ‘New World’ version of both space and Time as we think we know them, but which this experiment has proven we don’t.

Of course I’m not always in experimental mode, as the art project itself finished around 18 months ago, and I like to come on juts to shoot the breeze with the lads, but I can’t help but spot the indiscrepancies in the sudden vehement attacks of those most triggered by some of the key words and attitudes proffered during the study.

I appreciate all of you for participating, as I made this plain to everyone, as I say a, a good 4 or 5 years ago, but for the newcomers like ‘Owen Mullions‘ et al I can only say that you should have been here earlier, as you’ve somewhat missed the point and therefore lack the intuition to either understand or read the subtleties of the humour and laughter contained in the overall narrative.
Ralph & the Bhoys should be extremely proud of themselves in allowing the space for such a Grand Projet to be utilised on their own pages and their ability to recognise and admit such an endeavour is something that is truly considered worthy of some note if not even a certain level of redemption.

For on an exceptionally intelligent fitba blog could such a project ever hope to have bee realised and for that I thank these Bhoys mightily, and all of you who have wittingly or unwittingly taken part.
Aye, only on a true Celtic blog could such a thing ever have hoped to have been realised.

HH

TGM

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Proving ye don’t need to go to art school to know how to run an art project.

El Gringo
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

And I didn’t just tell Ralph, I told everyone on the page and they all willingly participated in it, newcomers aside …

Now would you like a digestive with yer tea, Owen, seeing as I’ve just done you up like a kipper ..?

An Occasional Commentator
19 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

Am I the only one in here who read this and picture you incessantly bashing away at a keyboard inside an empty aquarium tank wearing nothing but a snorkel and a thin layer of Streaky Bacon for a wet suit ?

Pigassol

El Gringo
19 days ago

For those of who you fail to grasp the concept, it’s a Humanities project combining art & sociology.

Unfortunately, in the 7 or 8 years it’s been running I’ve found very little true Humanity in it indeed …

Instead I’ve had to endure continuous abusive assaults upon the state of my mental health, with much of this, unfortunately, at the hands of Celtic fans, so called ‘rebels’ who claim to seek the truth but who only then explode in indignant fury when the real truth is presented to them.

So don’t take it so bad, lads, this site at le had the balls to allow the experimental art piece and overall, study to continue and at least you’ve had the privilege of having this mirror I’ve presented before you to allow you the space to reflect on who and why you truly are the way you are, thereby allowing you the room for reflection in which to improve upon your failings.

And not everyone gets that.

Owen Mullions
18 days ago
Reply to  El Gringo

What a tsunami of self-pitying tripe! Drivel even by your own lamentable standards. Obsessively copy and pasting pretentious crap from the bowels of the internet and passing it off as your own has done nothing to convince anyone of your basic intelligence let alone your sanity (earth still flat is it?). If I were you, I’d get in touch with my alma mater the University of Google to demand a refund of my tuition fees as you remain irredeemably thick. Since you appear to be a big girl’s blouse when it comes to taking criticism, ask your Mammy to go with you and tell them how the big boys are still laughing at you and calling you names.

Spudscave
19 days ago

Editor who scream’s whit f*ck the headline tomorrow is Lyndon Dykes diving header kept out by keeper no fricking London dykes diving team kept oot of pool by the homophobic park keeper

SteveNaive
18 days ago

Some posters on here becoming a total rid neck… KOTW for sure.
On the caption picture, check the story of Nancy Riach and her funeral on YouTube.
Buried in New Monkland cemetery.
Celtic site. Lads, grow up ffs!

Owen Mullions
18 days ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Thankfully I think the torrent of nonsense the other day about his ‘art project’ looks like his latest sign off before the men in white coats arrive. If you want to engage with an abusive flat earther, knock yourself out but where were you this week when he cleared out the comments section quicker than a dose of covid? This is a fitba blog ffs not a social work department – if the guy has problems, seek professional help don’t impose them on everybody else.

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