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Celtic Diary Tuesday April 25: Instant Karma Is Going To Get Him

With both Celtic and “rangers ” dropping points at the weekend due to below par performances , it’s fairly clear their minds were elsewhere.

 

Celtic struggled to a 1-1 draw at home to Motherwell, which caused all sorts of panic, with some supporters too young to remember what a draw actually is. It’s when both sides score an equal amount of goals and gain one point each.

 

 

Sooner or later we were going to be reminded that the players are only human and every now and again they won’t fire on all cylinders.

 

They’ll get over it.

 

 

At Pittodrie, “rangers, with only the cup to play for, fared even worse, with manager Mickey Beale blaming everything and anyone he could think of for the loss. Except, obviously, his own shortfallings, which centre around tactics, man management and a stubborn refusal to accept his team aren’t very good.

 

Although he did say it wasn’t his team, he’d inherited the mess.

 

 

If his charges underperform and lose on Sunday, he’ll be out on his arse.

 

 

As it was at QPR, players, fans and probably even the board are beginning to see he isn’t the new Messiah after all, and the more he blames everything else, the less the players will trust him…..

 

 

Mind you, he has brought in a ruthless fitness programme, designed to toughen the squad up, demonstrated here…..

 

 

 

 

 

Be very afraid, this man is ready not only to step into the shoes of fierce midfield combatants such as Hurlock, Ferguson and albertz, he can shuffle those shoes to the beat.

 

 

If the Hampden DJ plays a disco floor filler during the game, we could be in trouble.

 

 

 

Of course, aggression has always been part of their make up…and there’s no suggestion Cantwell wears make up…..and it often goes unpunished, as in this instance where aging keeper Alan MacGregor attacks the scorer of aberdeen’s second goal, which has gone largely unnoticed…..

 

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1650581227080916993

 

 

The Ibrox club might still get their act together for Sunday, and in a one off game, especially in Scotland, they might even win.

 

 

But Ange Postecoglou will be privavtely telling his players that the performance and result against motherwell is not acceptable, and instead of blaming anything else, he will put that responsibility onto the players.

 

 

And they will accept it, and do something about it.

 

 

 

There’s no word, officially or from the ranch, on whether or not Jota and Reo Hatate will play on Sunday, and the injury to Hatate is worrying, as whatever it is seems to be taking longer to fix than expected.

 

 

The squad is strong enough to leave out both players, but we’d rather have them playing.

 

 

 

Although you are unlikely to see Liel Abada start, and with James Forrest injured, then Celtic may well utilise Haksabanovic, who like any other creative player, will improve with more starts.

 

 

Celtic , in short, have options.

 

 

Beale will just have to hope Willie Collum can fill in for John Beaton, as they will miss his contributions from the middle of the park

 

 

 

Elsewhere, and the shoddy set up of Scotland’s top league was proved to be even shoddier than we thought when the post split fixtures , expected yesterday, were delayed.

 

 

It seems that Sky TV want a league title showdown at Ibrox, given that there will probably be all sorts of a hullaballoo should Celtic triumph, which makes for good tv, whilst the police are against it.

 

 

Celtic still have one home game left of the four Sky cover, so ideally for them a league clincher at Ibrox and a home game to finish on with the trophy presentation will keep them interested.

 

 

The police would rather it was won away from Ibrox and have enough to worry about this weekend.

 

 

 

Yet another reason to ditch the current system, which whilst exciting, would only really work if the split happened after the halfway stage.

 

Thus ensuring equal home and away fixtures against everyone in your section at the end.

 

 

If you live in the midlands of England then you might fancy somewhere that will be full of Celtic fans for a post title singsong.

 

 

 

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For fans in England it’s a rare opportunity to catch a show that is getting great reviews , and an even rarer opportunity to meet other Celts in the area , which is not as easy to do as you would think.

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, we had this….

 

 

 

 

 

desdamoaner
 4 days ago

this play is shite, kill me now   

 

 

 

By the way, if you’ve not read all the replies, go back and have a look. That was as tough a pick as any previous caption competition.

 

 

 

 

 

Today,

 

 

 

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Una
9 months ago

Caption
Michael Beale blames the cactus for being a prick

desdamoaner
9 months ago

2 pints prick

An Occasional Contributor
9 months ago

Say doll do you the difference between that Cactus and a Sevco Supporters Bus?
No a don’t ,what’s the difference?
Well the cactus has the pricks on the outside sweetheart.

Last edited 9 months ago by An Occasional Contributor
An Occasional Contributor
9 months ago

Meanwhile at BBC Scotland …Will you hurry up there Missy Chrichton how can we expect to report on a two horse race if you keep stopping to console these pricks ?

Last edited 9 months ago by An Occasional Contributor
charlie
9 months ago

hows tricks saiz

An Occasional Contributor
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Fine Charlie hope you are well.
HH

BJF
9 months ago

Caption;” It is for a Rangers guy I know. Just right, bitter, bitter people.”
I do not believe we struggled against Motherwell, 78% possession, most shots etc. We just failed to turn our domination into goals and that has happened before a few times. Conceding one was what was different, because too many were pressing them. Taylor , magnificent this season was turned far too easily. By the way I hope Ange doesn’t go around pointing fingers at players saying,” you’re out, you’re out.” Doesn’t seem credible man management even if second Rangers fans advocate it for their lot.

Mcklintop
9 months ago

Caption : “Prick!!” “Excuse me what did you say?”. Oh sorry I just pricked my finger. ” Oh right anyway as I was saying the Ulster Scots are actually the 13th tribe of Israel, some people think this is the plot of the Battlestar Galactica……….” “WHAT A PRICK!!!”

JRW
9 months ago

Remind you of anyone? Yeah – Hugh Keevins.

Mike Annis
9 months ago

Cation. We call that the Sevco cactus. It’s full of little pricks and will do anything for a drink of water

Woof Charlie
9 months ago

Caption: The official name is the Boyd McCann cactus but we call it the prickly pair these days.

Woof Charlie
9 months ago

Never noticed another snider sucker punch from McGregor. Surprised no one has speculated it is due to roid rage. With his advancing years and slow pace I am of course referring to haemorrhoids.

9 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

Piling on the agony.

Woof Charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Jelly and sudocream. I’ll get my coat.

Alkmaarbhoy
9 months ago

News from Alkmaar and some food for thought. Last night AZ U-19 won the UEFA Youth League. Beat Hadjuk Split in the final 5 – 0. On the way beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0, Real Madrid 4-0, Barcelona 3-0 and Sporting Lisbon on penalties. All Dutch kids out of this region.

I’m 100% sure they have a smaller academy budget than Celtic

9 months ago
Reply to  Alkmaarbhoy

Seems to be a hybrid between senior Champs League teams and domestic youth champions.

Hibs were in it and assume they won the Scottish Youth League, after us and the Huns absconded to the Lowland League.

Real thrashed us at home, so an even bigger gulp 😉 in class between teams.

We also seem to be losing even more of our promising players, so not sure how we can address that.

Angus Agrippa
9 months ago

What’s actually going on here?

George Lazenbhoy
9 months ago

Caption: I said I wanted some dick

Cartvale88
9 months ago

Caption
Can you hear them coming?

No, I just see a lot of pricks!

9 months ago

“The squad is strong enough to leave out both players (Jota and Hatate), but we’d rather have them playing”

Add in Mooy and although O’Reilly has looked good individually, we definitely don’t look the same team in the past few games (even Killie after 30 mins was a strange one).

I have liked the look of Sead coming off the bench but he’s not done it, so far, from the start.

I agree we look strong enough with the absences but having them back would add enormously to the confidence levels.

Binkabhoy
9 months ago

There’s yer Stewart Robinson done walking away.
The hordes think they have solved their problems with these latest 3 departures, and thats somehow whats neen holding them back. It’s incredible how they just want scapegoats.
Imagine if this was any other club never mind us?

Woof Charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  Binkabhoy

Maybe it would be a media story if they bought a campervan.

Funkyy
9 months ago
Reply to  Woof Charlie

…with other people’s money

charlie
9 months ago

ralph ye dont suppose yon 25pshares kkklub 2012 bought fur 20pwur summy the 1p shares the staunch wer geed ha ha

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

amno sure who got the penny shares but a think stockbridge and mc moist got sum heh heh

charlie
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

amno wan fur mixin it but ha ha ha ha

charlie
9 months ago

caption goodness me she sais thatl cure the itch

Uibh fhaili
9 months ago

You’ll need a pint of magners hen , I overheard one of the cowgirls saying whenever she gets a prick in her hand she dips it in cider………..

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