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Celtic Diary Thursday August 31: It’s Turning Out Nice Again

Luis Palma has joined Celtic for the sum of £3,5m.

 

 

 

 

Looks like he can play a bit as well. Have we got our replacement for Jota ?

 

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1696961364013482236

 

 

Any suspicions that the board have cunningly re-signed Tom Rogic are completely without foundation. He looks nothing like him.

 

 

The deal seems to have been financed in a novel and refreshing way…..

 

 

Jamie Mac
@Li5bonLion5
So let me get this right. Celtic get about an extra £4m from tv rights because they got horsed out? So

have just paid for

to sign Luis Palma? After being unable to afford him themselves. Would that be correct? 

 It’s certainly a different way of looking at it, and not a bad one at that.

 

 

With stories flying around that Liel Abada is more or less certain to sign a new deal, it looks like we are well covered on the flanks.

 

 

It doesn’t matter how long something takes, as long as it’s done well.

 

 

Reo Hatate next ?

 

 

 

Nat Phillips is being lined up from Liverpool to fill in at centre half while our own take some paracetamol and hope for the best,

 

Just to clarify, Nat is short for Nathan, and not Natalie. He’s joining the mens team,

 

In a rare move, the board have actually used the loan system for it’s original intended purpose, to help out in an unforeseen crisis.

 

 

Could they be getting the hang of this running a club malarkey ?

 

There is also talk of another loannee from Benfica, but since that always ends in tears we’ll wait and see what happens there.

 

 

 

As another roller coaster ride in the UCL approaches, there was something else that caught my eye yesterday….

 

 

Moravcik67
@Moravcik67_
Galatasaray qualify for the CL. Celtic are 3pts above them in the 10 year rankings used to set the coefficient payment we get – that’s worth €1.137M to us. What puts us above them? The 4 bonus points we get for winning the European Cup. The Lisbon Lions. Still contributing.

 

 

I’m sure our board are already divvying up that money between the surviving lions and their families, in what would be a wonderful gesture by a club like no other.

 

 

If ever a social media platform could be used to mount a campaign this would be the one for me.

 

 

One biographer told me that one of our legends from around that time worked in a poly bag factory after leaving Celtic.

 

The club owes them a huge debt, they lifted us to what we are today.

 

Sharing out a bonus they earned is the right thing to do.

 

 

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I had an early night last night, as one does when one approaches his seventh decade, so I had to have a wee look at the news this morning to see if I’d missed anything.

 

 

It appears I did.

 

 

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there’s a supercomputer for sale, presumably it needs a bit of attention.

 

 

 

It seems I missed one of those goals, one of those great moments in sport….

 

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1696987106747256988

 

 

 

If you look closely, you’ll see the new interactive tv audience feature gave it’s opinion on the advetising boards behind the goal.

 

 

 

As regular readers know, I’m not one to laugh at others misfortunes. However, if you’ll pardon me for smiling this morning, it appears they are waving goodbye to the Champions League and saying Hello hello to the Europa League, which is an enormous financial hit for the plucky, cash strapped newcomers.

 

 

 

The pressure is now on rookie manager Mickey Beale and his captain fantastic James “Where the fuck’s the right back ?” Tavernier for Sunday, when they host another Champions League club , Celtic.

 

 

Fortunately for Stan and Ollie, they can call on Alan Muir and Don Robertson for this one.

 

The huge influence those two hold over any game they participate in cannot be understated, as Celtic know from their handling of the Kilmarnock game a couple of weeks ago.

 

 

Our intrepid media will be all over this, I reckon….

 

 

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When they finally come out of mourning, that is.

 

 

 

 

And now, a caption competition…

 

 

 

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Tonydtic
7 months ago

My own supercomputer 61 year old brain predicted that ebt Scotland would once again lose the football results under the desk this morning after the sevco pumping.
Watch this space if we’re on the wrong end of one in the group stages. Sevco keeper Goldson will turn it around and make the usual match winning saves on Sunday.

portpower
7 months ago

Caption:
I need to quench my thirst.

7 months ago

Caption
“Mick, here’s Murty’s phone number”

BornCelt!
7 months ago

Rafael van der Vaart is the latest Dutch legend to unleash a bizarre blast on Rangers by insisting: ‘I really don’t like them at all.’ Hmm Will Beale survive the coming Hun Skelping where the cheers and jeers will still be heard around sevco as we watch and cheer on the telly. Bad show old boy and serves you right. HH!

Pat Higney
7 months ago

Caption: FFS gaffer, have you farted?
“No I haven’t , that’s the stench from the shite on the pitch”

the real Anton Rogan
7 months ago

Caption: Ange, you can come out of Beales pocket now. I think the “bragging rights” have evaporated

Bisc Grove
7 months ago

Caption

I was just waving to big Connor, I’m not threatening to slit his throat

Gringo
7 months ago

”Pull this string and I won’t stop talking.”

Gringo
7 months ago

That was the most amusing 45 minutes of fitba I’ve seen since the Liverpool game, topped off by Goldson’s priceless OG, which I’m sure he’ll be reminded of come Sunday, and it could have been even funnier had Butland not closed his legs on time.

They really are a team of dirty sneaky fouling bawbags though, with the wee blonde in the middle, who appears to be on loan from the wimmen’s team, the worst of them.

The Bhoys are in for a torrid time of it and Brendo better have extra shin pads ready.

Gringo
7 months ago

That was the most amusing 45 minutes of fitba I’ve seen since the Liverpool game, topped off by Goldson’s priceless OG, which I’m sure he’ll be reminded of come Sunday, and it could have been even funnier had Butland not closed his legs on time.

They really are a team of dirty sneaky rats though, with the wee blonde in the middle, who appears to be on loan from the wimmen’s team, the worst of them.

The Bhoys are in for a torrid time of it and Brendo better have extra shin pads ready

Drew67
7 months ago

Sorry Ralph but no havin the comparison wi Stan and Ollie..thee best
Maybe Mike and Bernie would be more suitable.

Tyrone9
7 months ago
Reply to  Drew67

Beast heckle line ever…” oh no there’s 2 of them”.
LOL

The Cha
7 months ago
Reply to  Drew67

Now is the winters of their discontent.

Woof Charlie
7 months ago

Caption: Scooby Doo episode 1690 and fairground manger Mr Beelin tears off his mask saying “and I would have got away with it if it wasn’t for you pesky Tims!”
On another note one of ETims better features is the absence of advertising. Sad to report though that the forum has been infiltrated by a number of influencers sponsored by Tena. This was confirmed by a leak so not just going through the motions.

Bognorbhoy
7 months ago

Caption …
Best scrub up the chin cause that’s where I’ll be taking this defeat ,never mind we might get revenge against liverpool…

Dziekanowski's nightclub child
7 months ago

Caption: “I need to pick this mole off before there’s another meme!”

An Occasional Contributor
7 months ago

Hugh – Whits the goalie dain Tam?
Tam – Keeping the scorline reshpektabul Hugh …5-1 PSV

Spudscave
7 months ago

A well there must be a team somewhere crying out for a world class bibs and cones man that’s my happy place hhhhhmmmmm

mattybhoy
7 months ago

(×uck sake. celtic next. jotters in the post .aw shite ×ucking shite shite shite

tony carlin
7 months ago

Caption “where’s the SFA referees when you need them, my game plan relies on the opposition not being allowed to score against us, that’s the agreement

pmcc13
7 months ago

turns out no-one has been sacrificed for CL entry this year, there’s talk the sacrifice this year is going to be you mick!

P Bruce
7 months ago

Caption

Fuckin told Conor to handle it!

BroxburnBhoy
7 months ago

The plucky cash strapped Ibrox team were out of their depth last night. I trust Brendan and his team were watching. While playing at Ibrox it is a big game, it will not make or break our season. As Ange pointed out last year early results are no indication of final standings. The game is very winnable. Given what I watched last night we will be going there confident, as Champions and with a plan.

Iancelt67
7 months ago

Caption
Wonder if I could get an Uber to loftus rd?

Sancheto
7 months ago

Caption – Micky says to coach “we were the better team and should have won” Bull s**t! Says the coach. What did you say says Micky, nothing says the coach it was him over there in the red strip laughing

Whitearra
7 months ago

Caption : ‘I wonder if I can make it to Easter Road before Lenny’.

codmat
7 months ago

Caption:
Itchy & Scratchy!

George Lazenbhoy
7 months ago

The guy behind is saying, “the smell of shite from Beale’s mouth is as bad as the smell from his arse”

BJF
7 months ago

Caption:” I dunno, move Gouldson to inside left for the Celtic game, get him out of harm’s way.”
We haven’t played snd I feel better already. Flanks look covered, Scales and Lagerbielke can handle their strikers. Where is Iwata in the grand scene of things? Really feel the lack of competitive matches to date has hindered us, 2x international breaks will also act as a brake. Usually we would have had at least 4 preliminary European games.

CHRISTOPHER CURRIE
7 months ago

Caption….has ma plook moved tae ma chin…or i# that defeat oan there already

Kris
7 months ago

I’m not sure that picture needs a caption.

Michael Annis
7 months ago

Caption. Don’t worry, the media will report we won. After all, our fans will swallow anything

The Cha
7 months ago

“Boss, stroke your chin like an evil genius and they’ll fold like a deck (sic) of cards”

broony
7 months ago

Caption” think i’ll shuv Goldson up front, wrong end ya twat!”

Morto
7 months ago

Caption: I’m up to here in it already and I have ‘that team’ at the weekend.

Cartvale88
7 months ago

Caption
It’s only a molehill on the road to deification. Methinks!

Or could that be deification?

Let’s not count our chickens yet, the ludge will be the goats in the middle on Sunday, maybe a pen or two for the Sevco. As for the incomings, it is the usual slow pathetic operation, wonder what Ange had over them?

TicToc
7 months ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Cart we’ve got the winger who scores, Palma, and also Nat Phillips the CB from Liverpool where we desperately need cover so things are looking decidedly UP, imho!
For me we still need a keeper to challenge Big Joe and we’re getting things sorted.

Funkyy
7 months ago

Caption:- I fink I’m a dead man walking.

BornCelt
7 months ago

Caption – Indonesian betting? Yeah, I got you the 5-1. Brown bag? Sweet.

Gordon
7 months ago

Dear Lord! This brass neck is itchy!!

TicToc
7 months ago

So, Celtic, Feyenoord, Atl Madrid and Lazio. I’m absolutely okay with that. We owe Feyenoord one for 1970, we owe Atl Madrid for being a shower of dirty baztards and I’ll think of something for Lazio.
Come On You Bhoys In GREEN!

The Cha
7 months ago
Reply to  TicToc

Lazio are the fascist team.

Bella Ciao, Fck Nzs

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TicToc
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

You mean like that shower we defeated yesterday Cha?
Thanks for that, we’ve now got EVERY reason to go forth and annihilate that whole group. COYBIG!

Woof Charlie
7 months ago

Decent draw where I’m hoping the other teams can all take points off each other. Stuff glamour 3rd place any day. The group of draws?

Yoker Bhoy
7 months ago

A great draw, far better than I was expecting, although I think Athletico Madrid will be out of reach. They’ve had a flying start to their season, including an impressive 7-0 away win against Rayo Vallecano (a very good team last season) and are looking really strong all over the pitch. They have been known to be inconsistent over a whole season but can’t really see us taking any points off them unless things really change a lot over the next month or two.. The SS Lazio nazis (of whom Mussolini’s granddaughter is a huge fan) and Feyenoord, on the other hand, have got off to slow starts in their respective leagues and if we can get our act together, I think we could compete with either on a good day. We’ll definitely have to improve a lot though.

The Cha
7 months ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

I agree, Atleti are the standout team.

Although Feyenoord are the Dutch champs (and their runner-ups smashed ours), I’m not sure they’ve got a lot of Euro experience, so hopefully gettable, if we get going soon.

Similarly Mussolini’s granddaughter’s team (she was so enamoured the last time, she wanted to have sex with us).

Probably the easiest Pot 1, not the hardest Pot 3 and Pot 2 always going to be stiff.

Have you made arrangements with Ralph to publish your Not the OF preview on Monday? 😉

Yoker Bhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Hi Cha, hope you’re good. Just been watching the first half of the sheep game and despite coming close a couple of times, they find themselves 2-0 down at HT. Not looking like a great week for the Scottish club coefficient in Europe I’m afraid. .
Plenty of neo-nazi elements among El Frente Atlético and The Legion as well, so looks like we’re the odd one out in the group in that respect. Good to know.
Immobile is still the star striker and captain of Lazio.
On Sunday’s game, I think I’ll make arrangements with Ralph not to bother publishing my preview this time round or, better still, I don’t think I’ll bother writing one. 😉
That’s mainly because of the way we’ve been playing though and I don’t fancy predicting how this one could turn out. After last night’s hiding in Eindhoven, however, and with the new recruits that are just in the door, I’m a bit more upbeat about it now.

Gringo
7 months ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Weird that their star striker’s called Immobile …

Would be even funnier if his first name was Pope, though …

Gringo
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Weird fact just read from Wiki …

Sophia Loren is Alessandra Mussolini’s maternal aunt.

Which has put my prior passions for that big ride at a bit of a hauf peep.

BroxburnBhoy
7 months ago

Caption: Well gentlemen of the Board, I missed a few PSV goals because my beard was itchy and I was focused on that and how I could stop it itching. What was the final score again?

Yoker Bhoy
7 months ago

Nice to see that access on here is no longer forbidden. 😉
What a brilliant result yesterday and how well our lads dug in during the latter stages.. A typical Glasgow derby that may have been lacking in precision and finesse but certainly delivered in sheer excitement with loads of end to end stuff from start to finish. Great to see those players looking hungry again with several solid fighting performances throughout the team. I’d like to give a special mention to Daezen Maeda as he became the ‘hardman’ that we needed when he dropped back and it was a joy to watch him bullying Tav and that blonde-haired fud with the blue ribbon in his hair. Hope this is the confidence boost we need to help us raise our game with Europe in mind.
One or two dodgy results in the league over this month and next and Beale could be getting his jotters.

The Cha
7 months ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Perhaps Etims was giving us the lock out feeling in solidarity with the non-match going fans.

I was pessimistic going into the game, especially seeing the team, as I’d been lulled into believing that Phillips would play, as he’d been training before he signed, which Liverpool must have okayed.

By my reckoning that was our 4th and 6th best CBs, we had to replace our starting FBs, all in front of an, alleged, aged hopeless keeper and they still couldn’t score.

Great performances all over (we were very harsh in pub on Turnbull, as he ambles rather than rushes to pass and some of his passing was off but, like all the rest he controbuted).

Having said that, we need to improve massively for the UCL and, I think, we will. If we allow teams the space and possession as we did the Huns then we’re in for a torrid time.

I see Lazio beat champions Napoli in Naples, so I think we might be fighting it out with Feyenoord for 3rd and we need to be getting at least a draw on the 19th.

Yoker Bhoy
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

I was also surprised at that result in Italy but you never know – our previous record against the Roman right-wingers ain’t all that bad. 😉 The Athleti game against Sevilla was called off late due to threat of extreme storms, which caused a fair bit of fury as the real heavy stuff didn’t hit Madrid in the end. However, there was a lot of serious devastation in nearby towns and villages.

Gringo
7 months ago

Caption:

Surely my baw jaws are too big for a noose?

Gringo
7 months ago

Still buzzing after Sunday’s result.

Great to see Brendan took my advice and pushed Kyogo forward into his best position and gave Scales a proper run out, I’m delighted for both of them.

All kidding aside, it was great to see the difference between an elite manager, however listed pff he might have been, stamp his authority on both his team and all over Ibrox, as there’s nothing more crushing to them than getting beat at home.

Beale is now literally a dead man walking and best of all is they can’t sack him yet as they’ve just let him assemble a ‘squad’ at, er, ‘13 million pounds’, which is just another Mickey Mouse story the media put out as they like kidding everyone they’ve got as much money as in the days of Murray.

Anyway, good to see you guys back, Ralph & Desi, thought we’d lost you there over the weekend.

Mon Ra Hoops!

Gringo
7 months ago
Reply to  Gringo

*‘listed pff’?

Pissed off.

MabozzaRitchie
7 months ago
Reply to  Gringo

for a minute there I thought you were NL

Gringo
7 months ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

Whose to say I’m not?

😉

TicToc
7 months ago

Oh FK. The inter break is upon us. AGAIN!
Just how MUCH does FIFA (and alll its willing shills and fleas) RAPE from the supporters of football clubs*? The base of ALL football wealth being the supporters. Get them (FIFA) tae fukk. And leave Murdoch to me.
And the women are next. But that’s THEIR story. Their fight. I’m so NOT misogynistic and have, therefore considered that the women can deal with their own affairs. (I’m even prepared to let them do the washing up and hoovering when they get home!)

*The Rangers Football Club Ltd, born in 2012, still pretends to be the original Rangers but it’s a HUGE LIE. Check out on Companies House.
NEVER give in on this.
Rangers FC (club from 1872/3) incorporated in 1899. INCORPORATION changes the status from “club” to “company” which it WAS until it DIED in 2012.
I won’t let this go. Don’t YOU.

portpower
7 months ago

No matter the VAR decisions, we were winning that game on Sunday.
We have a player who carries the heid of Mimir.

The sparrows are fighting, Spring is here.

Cortes
7 months ago

Great to see you again!

portpower
7 months ago

We have infiltrated all the social and political positions. 🙂

Equality equals being 4th in the League.

The Cha
7 months ago
Reply to  portpower

Apparently, its all the fault of the Pope and the Huns themselves giving us equality and, what do we do with it, we throw it back in their generous faces.

What are we like. 🙂

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Funkyy
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cha, I see he put his name at the end of his nonsense:-Davie Mitchell “well known member”….member as in “penis, dick, prick”?

Gringo
7 months ago
Reply to  The Cha

I saw the pope’s helicopter ‘Coptercade’ as I stood at bus stop in the Gorbals that day and my esteemed liberally libated fellow potential passenger beside me waiting on the 65 reliably informed me that the pope is in fact ‘the Antichrist’ constantly scheming and conniving to ‘destroy Protestantism’ …

My only response was a completely neutral ‘Is he, aye?’, which set the guy off on such a venomous anti Catholic rant that he didn’t even bother waiting for the bus and stormed back off towards Norfolk St, presumably to go back to the pub he’d just left to incite his peepil to get out the pitchforks and flaming torches.

Which was weird as he’d have been better taking the 65 to Brigton as he’d certainly have found far more like minded cohorts there.

Funkyy
7 months ago

Damnation…*rangers getting 2 goals disallowed at Ibrox?? A one pound bet on that would have
made me a millionaire.

Gringo
7 months ago
Reply to  Funkyy

Or 50 quid richer …

🙂

portpower
7 months ago

EXCLUSIVE!
Bennett backs Beale.

sevco chary on the cake FC.

Gringo
7 months ago
Reply to  portpower

The ultimate kiss off.

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