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Celtic Diary Wednesday August 24: Gone His Own Way

Chris Jullien finally got the move he wanted yesterday when he signed a three year deal with Montpellier .

He should have left it at that.


Instead, he went onto Instagram to speak to the support….






Who can forget his goal against “rangers ” ?


None of us, because apart from moping around the dressing room saying “Phew …my leg hurts ” that was pretty much his contribution to the cause for the last three years.



Let’s hope the door doesn’t hit him on the way out or Montpellier will send him back, brandishing the receipt.



Which reminds me, if anyone from Montpellier is reading this, I’ve got a Brooklyn Bridge for sale….can deliver.



Striker Alben Ajeti has attracted a bit of interest as well, which is a bit of a shock.


I didn’t know he was a striker.


The new broom continues to sweep clean, even in the corners where that hard to shift shit lies…..




Johnny Kenny, the Irish striker, who quietly went on loan to Queens Park, made his debut at the weekend for the Glasgow club, which is the polar opposite to the attitude displayed by Jullien,


Kenny won’t be the only one farmed out for game time and experience, especially with the signing of another winger , Sead Haksabanovic and maybe even a couple more midfielders.


Mikey Johnston is the obvious candidate, but look for more B team players moving out of what seems to be a less than motivating environment,



This automatic qualifcation malarkey for the Champions League is all well and good, but it does get kind of dull during the week without any football .


Which means that the weekends games get more attention from social media and the support than perhaps the players and managers give.


They’ve already moved on to preparations for next weekend, whilst, aided by a couple of interventions by the SFA/SPFL , we’re still discussing last week.



One point overlooked in the fuss about Hearts getting a couple of players sent off was that Robbie Neilsen, Hearts manager, didn;t substitute any of his players who were on yellow cards, and so was risking sendings off a little more than he should have , unless , of course, he didn’t want to waste that post match speech he’d written…….


With the focus on Willie Collum after his stubborn performance at Easter Road, where he applied the rules to “rangers ” players as well as the hosts, the men in the middle are under pressure to do the right thing and even though the concensus is that they did, it’s not the “right ” right thing, if you know what I mean.



With “rangers ” already two points behind in the title race, and facing elimination from the UCL in tonights game against PSV Eindhoven, there’s a few squeaky bottoms in a few places.


Yes, they have raised a few quid with player sales, but it doesn’t even scratch the surface of their losses, and with Anders Traverso over at UEFA fully aware of the con they pulled a decade ago, they simply daren’t risk trying for Third Rangers just yet…..



Anyone who doesn’t make the link between the new financial rules and the attention drawn to a former Scottish club hasn;t been paying attention.



We wish the new club luck in their game tonight, sort of, as they will need it, as Alfredo Morelos, their talismanic striker has fallen out with manager gio van Bronckhurst and won;t play in the game.


Van Bronckhurst has asked Morelos to play a different role…



Oompa GIFs | Tenor



Morelos clearly has problems, whether it’s his attitude or diet or just his personality.


Then again, it could well be that when they made up offers for him and put them in the papers, and he got a new, improved contract every time, he realised he could take the piss a bit.


Which he has done.


Like when they told him he didn;t have to turn up for a pre season photo shoot….





They just photoshopped his head onto Glen Kamara’s body, again sending the signal to the Colombian that he could do what he wanted. ( Thanks to Lint on Twitter for reminding us )



Is it any wonder that , like a spoiled child, he’s turned out the way he has ?



Anyway, back to the good guys and the tickets for the Champions League games have gone on sale….






Genuinely, £43 for the highest level of club football available isn’t a bad price. And that doesn’t take into account the actual match day experience, which improves considerably if you can stay awake during it…


I know some may say that during these somewhat Dickensian times it’s a bit steep, but that’s when you have to assess what you are getting for your money, and that means that it’s as fair a price as we could hope for.



It was £35 for the Hearts game….. no doubt the visit of “rangers ” will be around £55…..and both of those sides cannot be possibly said to come into the category of high level opposition.



There’s lots of anticipation about the draw for the UCL, which takes place on Thursday, with supporters discussing avidly the possible opposition.


I don’t particularly have any preferred choice, though I’d like to see us in with Real Madrid, which might make up for not being able to play Real Rangers ever again, but truthfully . like most of us, I suspect, we’re just glad to be in there with the a feeling that we aren’t going to make an arse of it.



Anyhoo….what happened here ?




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Mike Annis
5 months ago

Caption. I told him not to eat all those Brussels sprouts

5 months ago

£43 a ticket is good value if you base it off previous package prices. However £30 per ticket for kids is a bit steep. Surely we could cap the kids prices. A friend of mine will be out £309 for himself and 2 kids, on top of the season books and also on top of 3 kits they just brought out, will come in at over £1000 not including any home game snacks etc. Away games will be even more. I think a lot of clubs are in for shock come the turn of the year and into the following with all the price increases coming.

Danny P
5 months ago

Looks pretty clear to be the scene of a post Ryan Christie shooting practice session

Woof Charlie
5 months ago


The Cha
5 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Eddie’s tammy, Stanley’s chamois.

No wonder Hilda’s looking bereft with a cup of char among the rubble, as just about everyone else is name-checked except her. 🙁

5 months ago

After the latest Morelos tantrum, Douglas Park takes a sip from the Loving Cup.

Woof Charlie
5 months ago

I’m sure there are semi-literate bears out there rejoicing on being on a FFP list. Discussed yesterday on cock sport and the implications for Arsenal could be a slap on the wrist with a 10 million fine. Oh dear. After all their FTP in Italy and Manchester rioting could UEFA grow a pair. Doubt it.

The Cha
5 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Strangely, the Arsenal story doesn’t seem to have made the Beeb footy pages.

Its laughable with the horrific amount and they are only talking about a slap on the wrist and a £10m fine.

That sounds a lot of money but not so much when you are gaming the system by hundreds of millions.

I’m surprised that there’s been no talk of usual suspects, Chelsea and Man City.

UEFA have lost big to both of them in court so perhaps, sadly, they’re now untouchable.

John E Mitchell
5 months ago

They German huns dinnae frighten me. Ahl jist drink ma wee cuppa pish and it’s right back tae the ‘war bogs’ fur me’n ma man.

Marty McKerry
5 months ago

Caption. Morelos dietitian looking for new premises after he used the toilet.

5 months ago

Caption you only get an Ooooooohhhh with Typhoon

5 months ago

Caption: “Mrs Morelos refuses to divulge the secret hiding place for the Jaffa Cakes.”

5 months ago

CAPTION: Ah well, it could be worse…..a could be a hun!

5 months ago


Copland Road resident surveys the devastation following the Ibrox clubs attempt to reroute the gas supply from a local church.

5 months ago

This is Kate Adie, Eindhoven. August 25th 2022.

5 months ago
Reply to  desdamoaner

ha ha ha ha thats a fookin peach

Tim Buffy
5 months ago

Who is this “Anders” Traverso?
Is it Andrea Traverso’s Swedish half brother?

5 months ago

Aggie Moffat catches up with Sourness at his Dorset pad … After a couple of hours on the wrecking ball Aggie takes a well earned cuppa …take that ya plonker

5 months ago

Caption – the lady from Better Together’s ‘Eat your cereal’ advert is spotted filming 2023’s ‘No Campaign’ video on-location in Brexit Britain.

Pat Higney
5 months ago

As wee Betty surveys the damage, her O level Spanish comes in handy for the polis investigation,
.”I was serving Alfie and all I remember is him saying,’ What do you mean there’s no fuckin deep fried haggis left…puta’
“Everything else is a blur.

5 months ago

Harsh on Julien

The Cha
5 months ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Agreed, he was a mainstay of the Quadruple Treble, along with Ajer, Brown, Edouard and Forrest.

Without him or any one of the others, I doubt we would have won it.

The last 18 months have been disappointing but we should remember he got injured in action, not some off-field shenanigans.

When he got fit again, after a frustratingly long time, for whatever reason the manager didn’t fancy him even though our aerial shortcomings were obvious.

Hopefully CCV, Jenz, Starfelt and Welsh can all kick on, for the sterner tests ahead and he won’t be missed, in the nicest possible way.

He leaves with my thanks for the QT and as a Hunskelper.

5 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

What you said there Cha.
I’m a bit concerned with Jens.
Hope he’s coached well , and quickly.

The Cha
5 months ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Yeah, he looks a bit raw but hopefully due to rustiness rather than great limitations in his game.

I like the look of him, so far, with the above caveat.

Goal-scoring probably prejudices us but he or Starfelt or Welsh (assuming CCV is a guaranteed pick) should be in the side, solely on who’s the best defensive fit.

We’re only 3 games away from our 1st Champions League game (gulp), so if Starfelt is going to be preferred he needs to be starting again, probably from the next game.

5 months ago

Caption – Oh well, a fresh cuppa always cheers me up no end after another hun plan goes south!

Owen Mullions
5 months ago

Billy’s missus after he got back from the Hibs game.

5 months ago

Day 93 of the refuse collectors strike in Glasgow. Alice enjoys a cuppa outside her top floor tenement flat. Up the workers says Alice. Be like Alice, back the workers.

Luke Warmwater
5 months ago

Ooo, it’s just not my cup of tea this caption competition

The Cha
5 months ago

£43 per game is the price for full Season Ticket Holders but it rises to £60 for special Season Ticket Holders.

As far as I can see, these are ones that don’t include Hun games, presumably a legacy from when we gave them 9,000 and perhaps we would need to for Cup games.

For the upcoming Hun game they will pay £52 and for both games, I assume, this £100+ covers the difference to a full Season Ticket price.

I’m not sure why then the whopping 40% difference, as that isn’t something the others have paid upfront, unlike Hun tickets.

Over and above this, if the packages aren’t sold out and are made available to non-Season Ticket Holders and for individual games, what will be the price of these, £67 or £75 per game?

Charlie Green
5 months ago

Wee cuppa before I start the housework..

5 months ago

Scene: The Ibrox Tea Room.

Aggie the Tea Lady ‘ I really don’t know what came over him. All I said was “ Mr Souness do you like Green Tea?”.’

You mad about ETims or just plain mad? Why not buy the t-shirt at