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Celtic Diary Thursday October 13: Not Everybody Hurts

Ange Postecoglou probably breathed a sigh of relief last night when it was confirmed that at least one Scottish team is having a Champions League campaign that is worse than his.

 

Plucky, cash strapped newcomers “rangers ” lost to Liverpool at Ibrox despite scoring the odd goal in an eight goal Champions League classic.

 

Their 7-1 defeat means they have equalled their predecessors record defeat of 7-1 to Celtic back in 1957.

 

So it’s not just their supporters who emulate the old clubs traditions, the players are doing it as well.

 

However, the slightly skewed headlines praise Liverpool and their main man Mo Salah, who scored three times in 6 minutes, rather than point out that the chickens are coming home to roost for what, beneath the surface, is a very troubled Ibrox holding vehicle, or whatever the current legal and correct term is for the cut price basket of assets.

 

The BBC, especially, reached a level of mourning not seen for weeks as their heroes failed to live up to their first half promise,…

 

 

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When it was time to read the final result, they were , thankfully, properly attired…..

 

 

Scott Bryan on Twitter: "Huw Edwards is now presenting on BBC One, BBC World News and others wearing a black tie. https://t.co/Q1HOqLD2MT" / Twitter

 

 

 

Just to remind you….

 

 

 

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Mind you, I don’t suppose many of us took much notice.

 

 

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Ally McCoist, the cheery fat funster who makes a living by pretending he’s a cheery fat funster, was inconsolable.

 

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1580301762359332864

 

 

McCoist also claimed on Talkshite Radio that it was a shocking result for Scottish football, when in fact, I’m fairly confident most of us thoroughly enjoyed it

 

 

 

 

 

You couldn’t see what the pundits on radio were wearing, but you could hear them, and as the noise was upsetting the dogs, I turned it off.

 

 

 

What will now happen is there will be a media inquest into the state of Scottish football, where it all went wrong, what we can do about it and the progressive Celtic will be considered to be in the same bracket as their new neighbours, which, of course, is complete nonsense.

 

 

Celtic are improving, trying to move away from the old ways and compete with the continents big boys on our own terms,

 

 

The Ibrox side think they are one of the big boys, by virtue of reaching last years Europa League final, beating Dortmund without Haaland, and Leipzig, who after their next European game sacked their manager, brought in someone else and frankly, haven’t looked back, on the way.

 

 

That papered over the cracks, which have widened considerably since.

 

 

A second director resigned last night from the Ibrox board, presumably to spend more time with his original investment that seems now to have been repaid.

 

David Graham, the DUP man who did their PR had left/been sacked/left by mutual arrangement, went a week or two ago, and one has to wonder whether these scurrilous and unfounded rumours about some of the  Billion Pound bonus the DUP negotiated to support the Conservative government finding it’s way to Ibrox were not entirely without foundation….one might be tempted to consider the possibility that he, too, has no further need to be at Ibrox if that money had been repaid, if , indeed it was lent in the first place.

 

Factor in the various court cases and other payments then it’s not hard to see why they haven;t spent any money on players, despite making a few quid from the UCL…minus win bonuses….and the sale of Calvin Bassey et al.

 

 

Which might explain why Giovanni van Bronckhurst looked a little bit fed up of it all after the game….

 

 

Rangers 1-7 Liverpool: Giovanni van Bronckhorst says defeat 'very hard to explain' - BBC Sport

 

 

They’d sack him of they could afford it, so they’ll probably hang on to him till he finally cracks and walks away……

 

 

Meanwhile, someone has changed his phone number,,,,but they know how to contact him.

 

 

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Back at the ranch, and Ange Postecoglou will now not be told that he has to change back to the old style and culture that Celtic were becoming used to, and there will be less calls for pragmatism and employing a damage limitation policy.

 

 

Instead, the media will focus on Celtic’s results to offset the turgid fare on offer at Ibrox, whilst linking the two via the Champions League results, despite the two sides being polar opposites in their approach.

 

 

That won’t bother the gaffer, as they make them tough in the land down under, as this story, shamelessly stolen from a humour forum, implies…..

 

 

 

Life in the Australian Army… Text of a letter from a kid from Eromanga to Mum and Dad.

(For Those of you not in the know, Eromanga is a small town, west of Quilpie in the far south west of Queensland )

Dear Mum & Dad,

 

I am well. Hope youse are too. Tell me big brothers Doug and Phil that the Army is better than workin’ on the farm – tell them to get in bloody quick smart before the jobs are all gone! I wuz a bit slow in settling down at first, because ya don’t hafta get outta bed until 6am. But I like sleeping in now, cuz all ya gotta do before brekky is make ya bed and shine ya boots and clean ya uniform. No bloody cows to milk, no calves to feed, no feed to stack – nothin’!! Ya haz gotta shower though, but its not so bad, coz there’s lotsa hot water and even a light to see what ya doing! At brekky ya get cereal, fruit and eggs but there’s no kangaroo steaks or possum stew like wot Mum makes. You don’t get fed again until noon and by that time all the city boys are buggered because we’ve been on a ‘route march’ – geez its only just like walking to the windmill in the back paddock!! This one will kill me brothers Doug and Phil with laughter. I keep getting medals for shootin’ – dunno why. The bullseye is as big as a bloody possum’s bum and it don’t move and it’s not firing back at ya like the Johnsons did when our big scrubber bull got into their prize cows before the Ekka last year! All ya gotta do is make yourself comfortable and hit the target – it’s a piece of piss!! You don’t even load your own cartridges, they comes in little boxes, and ya don’t have to steady yourself against the rollbar of the roo shooting truck when you reload! Sometimes ya gotta wrestle with the city boys and I gotta be real careful coz they break easy – it’s not like fighting with Doug and Phil and Jack and Boori and Steve and Muzza all at once like we do at home after the muster. Turns out I’m not a bad boxer either and it looks like I’m the best the platoon’s got, and I’ve only been beaten by this one bloke from the Engineers – he’s 6 foot 5 and 15 stone and three pick handles across the shoulders and as ya know I’m only 5 foot 7 and eight stone wringin’ wet, but I fought him till the other blokes carried me off to the boozer. I can’t complain about the Army – tell the boys to get in quick before word gets around how bloody good it is.

 

Your loving daughter, Sheila

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, the real Tuesday, not yesterday, which was listed as Tuesday, but wasn’t, we had this…

 

 

BT Sport's passionate Scottish football coverage will be missed despite  what Neil Doncaster says - Old Firm Facts - Glasgow Live

 

 

Boyband reunions, eh ? Not worth the admission fee.

 

 

 

 

Now …what is happening here ?

 

 

Giovanni van Bronckhorst insists Rangers have 'no excuses' for 7-1 humbling against Liverpool — Supatainment News

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption ..
This could be the best result in our history , and I can’t see it through to the end

Woof Charlie
1 year ago

Caption: Inept, weak, immature and naïve the Sevco Ultras kids challenge the scousers to a chasing competition.

Morto
1 year ago

Why did I sign that contract, WHY?!

Mcklintop
1 year ago

Are you sure? I mean really sure? I am fit to play on!!!! Hold on I think I’ve got a ladder in my tights. Oh is that Salah warming up?

Dziekanowski's nightclub child
1 year ago

Caption: “what do you mean all the subs have been made!”

Shiltrum
1 year ago

Caption: Gees oh who wid a thunk it am awe excitit a jist canny
believe it that daft bookie gave me smashin odds oan a Salah hat trick in 6min,watp.

BJF
1 year ago

I am not having this. Rangers were on top form last night and did brilliantly to avoid getting humped 12-0. I thought nothing could alleviate my disappointment after Tuesday night, how did that go, ah well 24 hours is a long time in football.

Tonydtic
1 year ago

Yesterday’s ebt Scotland tv morning news was full of Celtic crash out of CL and here’s a quick interview with Gio now we’re back inside ipox. This morning however no mention of sevco crashing out or even how good Mo Salah is,just the usual, lost the bad news under the desk routine.

So now both ipox outfits have recorded 7-1 defeats, could a fully firing Celtic make that worse for the latest one?

1 year ago
Reply to  Tonydtic

And this time the cameramen remembered to keep their lens caps off!

the real Anton Rogan
1 year ago

Caption: unknown hun tries a cut price calmac mask to aid recovery from injury

desdamoaner
1 year ago

Caption – bless me father, for I have sinned.

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  desdamoaner

She had big brown eyes and silky skin
Bless me father I couldn’t resist
Oh Father you just have no idea what you’ve missed

Bob Smith
1 year ago

Caption: a four year extension? what was I thinking?

Bigdunno
1 year ago

Caption: “I’m gonna close my eyes and count to ten, if I manage to get to ten, if there are any defenders here, please stick your hands up – ready or not, here I come”

mattybhoy
1 year ago

the cry was no surreder. LOL.

Melvin Udall
1 year ago

Caption:
Sorry son, the gaffer said you’ll have to stay on and finish the game. And yes, that is Salah coming on.

Monti
1 year ago

An enjoyable nights TV last night, was one of those beautiful things!

Monti
1 year ago

Caption: ” Tell me Monti isn’t tuning into this ffs “

1 year ago

Caption
“Tell Madrid I won’t be signing for 60 million at Christmas time after all”

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Caption
Just cause I’m not wearing Orange boots.

The delight by the media scum at Celtic losing, at least with honour, sticking it to the Republics womens team for singing ‘the Celtic Symphony’, they are Irish!
But ignoring the vitriol spewed out by the Sevco vermin says it all. Surprised they are not greeting at Pool players blessing themselves. Again they can blame the injury to Goldson for their slump.

Jim Begorrah
1 year ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Agreed begorrah.

The6 should have never apologised.

And Vera Pauw is a soor faced Dutchie, what does she know about the history of the Emerald Isle begorrah?

Tim Buffy
1 year ago

I’m getting off before that wee bugger Salah comes on and runs riot.

Michael Annis
1 year ago

Caption. So you count to 1690 and I have to hide? Thank God

Frank McGaaaarvey
1 year ago

Caption – “Boo hoo. Tell those nasty away fans to stop singing horrid songs about our Queen”.

The Cha
1 year ago

Mo, Mo, Super Mo, welcome to the Hunskelpers club.

“Graffiti on the walls, just as the sun was going down
I see graffiti on the walls – for the Celts! for the Celts!
Graffiti on the walls says we’re magic, we’re magic
Graffiti on the wall

It says oh ah up the ‘RA, say ooh ah up the ‘RA”

Rob Wooton CSC

Caption “If you think it’s bad on the pitch, wait until you see the state of the Onion Bears off it”

Owen Mullions
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Say ‘ooh ah Mo Salah, say ooh ah Mo Salah’

BroxburnBhoy
1 year ago

Note with amusement that Hearts were “hammered” as reported on BBC. No mention of any player who inspired Fiorentina! Wonder about headlines given the basket of assets got proper hammered. Amazing

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  BroxburnBhoy

After the first group games they reported that all the Scottish teams had been humiliated.

Obviously, they were huniliated when they were beating at Ibrox by Napoli by the same score as we were humiliated to Real?

Nah, they were brave, getting there, back on track, bouncing back etc.

They know we know their hypocrisy but they’re not writing for us.

MabozzaRitchie
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

they all were.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

No, nae baws, all weren’t.

Huns and mini-Huns, yes but we went toe to toe with the best team in Europe for 60 mins before their class told.

Celtic were well beaten in the end but not humiliated despite the desperate attempts of you and your fellow Huns to equate results.

Your team was thrashed 4-0 by an Ajax team that in its subsequent 3 games has 0 points and has conceded a Hun humiliating number of goals.

Real have qualified for the knockouts with ease and look on course to either retain their title or go close.

It’s clear to anyone, although a Hun would deny it, the difference.

Funkyy
1 year ago

Quote from the Daily Rectum today:-
“The skipper is adamant that none of his teammate through in the towel as they went down 7-1 to Jurgen Klopps stars”
Now, you can say the missing “s” in teammates is a typo…but FFS what school do they get their hacks from? What an embarrassing rag it is. Maybe I’m being harsh..he probably couldn’t see what he was typing through (lol) the tears.

Funkyy
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkyy

And 4 of the hacks predicted a score draw, 2 of them predicted a narrow loss for *rangers.
Obviously they didn’t want to offend their readership so a Liverpool hammering was not to be considered. I sincerely hope they all bet their wages on their predictions.
Wait ’till you see their predictions for Real v Celtic..they’ll be predicting an easy win for Real without worrying about offending us.

Uibh fhaili
1 year ago

The boss will be able to pair me with helander now

1 year ago

That is this many…1-7.

sevco Doofy salute FC.

Caption:
We are the Porcelain.

1 year ago

Have the onion bears found the essential sevconian formula for the bronchial asthmatic juice?

Jim Begorrah
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Aye. A steaky to the heart.

1 year ago

Do you want to buy a bus?

Jim Begorrah
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Sure by Dana an I will begorrah!

1 year ago

Jurgen did an Ange. Put on three fresh subs on at one time against a Scottish side.

Beattie
Donnelly
Fallon
Fernie
Evans (C)
Peacock
Tully
Collins
McPhail
Wilson
Mochan

Manager: Jimmy McGrory.

1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Harry Belafonte CSC.

1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

DJ at Celtic Park, the next home game against sevco you have to play Island in the Sun.

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

No the Celtic symphony Port

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Continuance of significant overwhelming shape, Monti.

Jim Begorrah
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

‘NO The Celtic Symphony’ or ‘No, The Celtic Symphony’, begorrah?

1 year ago

60 minutes in

Celts 1-0. 🙂

1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Enjoy.

1 year ago

Ffs sally, take a bloo bolus.

Jim Begorrah
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Rock a bandana begorrah

Monti
1 year ago

Caption: ” It’s OK Connor, Ian Black has £10,000 on the Egyptian King for a hat trick “

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Hands away and the place was empty. God left him a chair.

Jim Begorrah
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Applaud the seats the empty seats begorrah.

1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

I think it is more to do with him covering his eyes because of the huns glowing in the dark.

Canny codak Connor.

Jim Begorrah
1 year ago
Reply to  portpower

Conny no Francis begorrah.

1 year ago

I cant believe im saying this, but has anyone got jobs going for Gio,last name Delighted, and a few of the board members?
Thy UDA plastic card was rejected in Hong Kong. Jesso!

1 year ago

Truss shall go bicameral. Some legislatures lie in-between. House.

1 year ago

Hart to take a penalty.

1 year ago

Please tell me it`s true.

sevco FC have turned to the Church of Scientology for funds.

L.Ron has landed.

1 year ago

The SFA are that serious about VAR they`re to name a scary slide after it.

1 year ago

Yep, we`ll go with that. Allan canny see the Specsavers sign.

1 year ago

4-7 blackout, aka sevco savings.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago

Congratulations James Forrest on a brilliant hat-trick. Welcome to the Century Club young man!

Jim Begorrah
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Proving it really is A Grand Old Team To Play For begorrah.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago

Very encouraging today and a huge improvement on previous performances albeit against a poor Hibs side. Marvellous scoreline emulating our cup final win against the same club 50 years ago. Most importantly, every single player on the field, including the subs, made a positive contribution towards today’s performance. Four or five players who have been regarded as second choice options now look to be staking a serious claim to have a longer run in the team. Ralston had a great game and showed impressive passing ability while Haksabanovic and Bernabei are both potential gems. Maybe today’s show could provide a bit of extra impetus to push us on towards achieving a result against Shaktar.

Funkyy
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

….and despite the awful refereeing….just when you think it’s safe to say you’ve seen the worst, you get today’s “impartial” performance.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

That was my 1st (Scottish) Cup Final. Great day, as was yesterday.

It shouldn’t have mattered but, I wonder, if Wednesday’s Hun thrashing provided an uplift to the players, as much it did to us fans.

I know Hibs were poor (apart from Porteous throwing him to the ground and getting a foul all the time 🙁 ) but they didn’t simply sit-back like a lot of other teams. Perhaps, a bit like us in Europe, they’re not going to alter their approach no matter who they play.

I thought Bernabei looking incredibly raw when he played earlier in the season and but the past couple of games, he’s been good.

I was also pleased that Maeda scored, hopefully that’ll do his confidence a power of good.

It’s a shame we didn’t make it 7-1, so that the Beeb’s Liam McLeod could have another go at researching previous similar scores. 😉

Hearts away next Saturday lunchtime should be a far harder game but hopefully another good performance and, especially, a few goals to set us up for Shakhtar.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Another wee cup final coincidence was that my last one was back in 1985 when the brave Frank McGarvey (one of my favourites when I was a kid) scored that wonderful header to sink Dundee Utd late on. Hope the great man can somehow get over his terrible illness.
I think Goldson’s lengthy absence will cause a lot more damage to the huns than the psychological effects of the hiding they got the other night. Although far from world class, the big man’s a very consistent seasoned campaigner who’s held that defence together pretty well over the last few years while providing them with a goal threat from set pieces.
The Well game in the LC on Wed should be a good battle and I expect to see quite a few goals while the Jambos have slumped badly over the last 2-3 weeks. They have a huge injury pile-up and a very fragile defence with the only reliable performer at the back being big Craig Gordon. Tynecastle can sometimes be a very tricky place to get a result though and one player I definitely rate is Barry McKay. When on form he can be pretty hard to deal with.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Another wee cup final coincidence was that my last one was back in ’85 when the brave Frank McGarvey (one of my favourites when I was a kid) scored that wonderful header to sink Dundee Utd late on. Hope the great man can somehow get over his terrible illness.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

The Well game in the LC on Wed should be a good battle and I expect to see quite a few goals while the Jambos have slumped badly over the last 2-3 weeks. They have a huge injury pile-up and a very fragile defence with the only reliable performer at the back being big Craig Gordon. Tynecastle can sometimes be a very tricky place to get a result though and one player I definitely rate is Barry McKay. When on form he can be pretty hard to deal with.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

I’d forgotten about Motherwell and, I hope, he mixes it up a bit and gives fringe players a chance, even at the risk of losing the treble, which were so last decade 😉 ).

I think Gordon has had a couple of howlers recently, so perhaps Hearts defensive woes are starting to affect him also.

Agree about McKay, although I thought our defence played Boyle excellently yesterday, so more of the same.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Yeah, big Abelgaard could get a start on Wed. Would like to see more of what he can bring to the side.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

I think Goldson’s lengthy absence will cause a lot more damage to the orcs than the psychological effects of the hiding they got the other night. Although far from world class, the big man’s a very consistent seasoned campaigner who’s held that defence together pretty well over the last few years while providing them with a goal threat from set pieces.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

The dreaded moderator strikes again so I’ve tried to send you imy original post in chunks. There’s just one paragraph that won’t come through but should pop up soon.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

My last Cup Final was 88 when another bold Francis scored for a Centenary double.

I share your hopes for Frank McGarvey and that he can beat another tough opponent and keep on winning.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

The Centenary cup final would have been something else. Gutted to miss that one but I’d moved down to London a short time before it.

Funkyy
1 year ago

“The champions face a tough task as Lee Johnson’s in-form side travel along the M8”

by Lewis Birrell Daily Rectum.

How did that wee bit of wishful thinking turn out Lewis?

Now onto Murderwell tomorrow and despit their customary Tav penalty *rangers lose 3-1.

There you go Lewis, and I do it for free.

Jim Begorrah
1 year ago

Caption:
Ralph should’ve used that picture of McGregor’s terror as Salah bore down on him begorrah.

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