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Celtic Diary Saturday April 27

Motherwell will form a guard of honour before tomorrows game to herald the new champions as they take the pitch. Manager Stuart McCall has to be applauded for this gesture, although the players may find it difficult not to kick or trip the Celtic players as they pass them. Still, there’ll be plenty of time to make up for that during the game.

Neil Lennon has hinted he may boycott the PFA awards, due to the lack of Celtic players nominated, but its hard not to agree with Fraser Wishart when he said voting was spread around seven Celtic players, as opposed to one outstanding one. Lennon should go. After all, its a night out. Perhaps he even might get to sit next to Kilmarnock boss Kenny shiels, who recently lambasted him as paranoid in the papers. They could then have a frank discussion.

At the bottom of the page, nominate your Celtic player of the season. This wee experiment may actually prove a point either way.

It should be an interesting game, the Fir Park side still need to qualify for Europe, and always give Celtic a tough game anyway, and they have a full squad to choose from.

Celtic will be without Commons, Ambrose, Ledley and Wilson, who are being rested, and Niouoiu, Brown and Matthews who are injured. Lennon may well give the youngsters a run out, though if Thomas Rogic starts, lets hope he doesn’t think the only team he gets to play against is Motherwell.

Manager Neil Lennon wants to see fans take up the clubs discounted season book offer, which might give him a wee bit of money to spend in the summer, but you get the feeling now that he’s done with buying squad players, and anyone who joins in this window will be someone who can go straight into the first team.

Speaking of the season book offer, one or two people have contacted us to say all is not quite what it seems. Some have complained of being moved into dearer seats, others have been separated from their pals, and one or two are finding theirs has actually gone up, unless they buy a kids ticket. Could those affected get in touch again with details at the email address on the home page?

Meanwhile, all is certainly not well over at Ibrox. Ally McCoist, the current manager, has come out a-kicking and a-punching after it emerged that Imran Khan, one of the clubs-or holding companies -owners, has been using a Rangers supporters forum to speak to fans. Under the username “Iamrangers”, he’s been letting all sorts of things slip, but the most significant thing thats come out is the account was opened in 2011, long before he got involved with the club.

Surely some mistake? Has he been stalking them, perhaps to find out the mentality of the support, with a view to manipulating them?

Anyway, in true Mccoist style, long after Khan has departed, he makes his stand. Like when he punched that Hibs player in the back of the head when no-one was looking during the melee after Graeme Souness tackled George McCluskey in a way that would normally be classed as GBH.

“How Dare You” screamed the Records headline today, as McCoist started to defend his beloved club, that he has stood by for only the most financial of reasons.

Its all very well shouting about it now, but it seems he has forgotten Green and Khan still own the club, making them his boss…

Something else he has forgotten is that SPL teams can only have 22 players of  22 years of age, or over. He already has 22, which means his talk of bringing in some experience to help them just isn’t going to happen. Of course, he may not have known the rules, which is more likely. In fact everyone associated with that club seems to have a distinct lack of knowledge when it comes to rules of any kind.

Craig Whyte is also in the news today. It appears the bank are about to repossess his castle home, which is a shame.

If only he had some other assets to pay them off with. a football stadium, or a training ground perhaps…

The press have obviously started their next save the rangers campaign, with open season now declared on the guys who just a few short months ago were hailed as saviours, financial geniuses and in it purely for the good of the club. It looks like there never was £22m in the bank in the first place-Malcolm Murray-seriously, would you trust a guy with that surname where Rangers are concerned, says there is money left in the bank, but was strangely reluctant to say how much. Thats simply because he doesn’t know. Green tended to keep that sort of thing to himself.

Time to stock up on jelly and ice cream again? Well, I’m not so sure. When Margaret Thatcher died, the news was greeted with a few beers, a few songs and a general feeling of well being throughout the land. When her funerakl came around, it was more a sort of “well, she’s dead already, who cares?”

Which is sort of how this latest endgame feels. Most sequels never live up to the original. Even the jokes are the same, but  its still worth watching, I suppose.

Greenjedi was spot on straight away with yesterdays quiz, Ronnie Simpson and Kenny Dalglish were both sold by Jock Stein and went on to win the European Cup with their new clubs.

Today, humour me a while, and list your player of the season…

 

 

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mancbhoy
9 years ago

Kelvin Wilson, although there haven’t been too many stand out performers since Christmas.

9 years ago

My player of the year is. Georgious Samaras

krislowe
9 years ago

POTY
1.Wilson
2.Commons
3.Vic The Kenyan Fenien

1980’s Audio Device of the Year
1.That tape recorder Whyte carries aboot

gerry lee
9 years ago
Reply to  krislowe

Commons

Shugster
9 years ago
Reply to  krislowe

CHris Commons for me

Joe mc cann
9 years ago

Joe ledley

Mickey
9 years ago

Kriss Commons for his important goals & link up from midfield.

MickeybhoyATL
9 years ago

Big Vic fur me
Big Fraser a close second before he went oot with the neck injury

gibo1888
9 years ago

POTY

1. BIG VIC
2. COMMONS
3. SAMMY (JUST FOR THE C.L. CAMPAIGN)

binkabhoy
9 years ago

It really Ian hard to choose and ay various points in the season my top 3 would have been different.
I’m going to ponder over the following for a while and get back to u:
Commons, Hooper, Wanyama, Samaras, Wilson, Forster… That’s only 6, who am I missing? Ledley or Forrest maybe?

Ralph malph
9 years ago

Wanyama, then commons, then ledley. Special mention for samaras and izzy

Andy Gallagher
9 years ago

POTY for me it’s got to be commons. hail hail

jebus
9 years ago

Victor Mugabe Wanyama for me!

Barga bhoy
9 years ago

Commons, wanyama then sammi are my picks.

Stevie
9 years ago

Vic, Fraser, Joe in that order.

San Miguel
9 years ago

Kris Commons – pulled us over the line , when it mattered most.always good for s goal and a dream supplier to either hooper and or stokesy.
Wanyama maybe .

Iain McAllister
9 years ago

Commons, Mulgrew and Ledley.
For half seasons
Brown,mathews and george of the jungle.

Liatroimbhoy
9 years ago

Micheal Higdon

Buckie
9 years ago

My mate and myself are just 2 off the people put out our seats phoned ticket office on Thursday twice the first girl Anmarie was good tried to help but offering seats apart when we have been in our seats for 18 years. My son sent me the drawings for sections 142,143,144 and i saw that only the first 4 seats in our row were getting took out (our seats are in the 4) so got on phone again and asked the girl if we could be put along as there has been empty seats all season there she says right away there was none there that all the seats were full when said they have been empty all season she told me that people got books and didn’t go told her yes i know that but not from day one. I said to her that they have papped me out my seat she said don’t give me that language or she would hang up i told her that i wanted to complane she told me to put it in writing asked for her name she would not give it said she didn’t need to i told her i did if i wanted to complane told me to write to Angela Forbes when asked if that was her name she told me not saying. The letter celtic sent out is a complete joke moving people out of there seats is to help the experience at celtic park does not even say why getting moved either phone or go down to find that out. Sorry i have sent this to the diary page but could not find other address not computer orientated wife says just daft.

Ralph malph
9 years ago
Reply to  Buckie

Few other tales. I”get back to you

Hhamish
9 years ago

I say Emilio.

Dresden
9 years ago

POTY – Ledley. Seems to up his game when Captain! With Celtic, he gets it and brought Matthews up to Paradise! Let’s hope he can persuade Davies to come up as well!

Tam
9 years ago

It’s Commons for me.

9 years ago

1.K.Commons
2.K.Wilson
£. J Ledley

Buckie
9 years ago

Between commons and ledley think commons just shades it also he’s won me a few bob in the last month or so.

Scottybhoy74
9 years ago

Commons for me

9 years ago

player of the year for me is the “Green Brigade”…our twelfth man.

9 years ago

Commons

saj
9 years ago

Wilson, Comons Ledley & a well done

thomas cochrane
9 years ago

Common,s for me

Brenybhoy
9 years ago

CRAIGY WHYTE, CRAIGIE CRAIGIE WHYTE, everybody…….

Steveo
9 years ago

Yeah Commons just edges Ledley for me with big Vic 3rd. Forster wud be in there but he’s been average since he knackered his neck.

honeybhoy
9 years ago

Ooh Aah Samaras!

Lapdog
9 years ago

Commons for me. HH

Andy
9 years ago

Commons for me,according to MSN we had so many good players they split the vote.It should be interesting when the team of the year is announced.

9 years ago

commons ledley, wilson, hooper, lustig & samaras all worthy of mention as well

9 years ago
Reply to  andy docherty

kris commons poty

9 years ago

Sammie. His goals in Europe were why we got as far as we did, and ended the away jinx.

Second choice would be Commons …

9 years ago

p.s. No lie, if I was starting a new CSC, I would seriously consider naming it after Sammi …

Iljas Baker
9 years ago

I’m not surprised by the omission of Celtic players, nor disappointed. Lennon should just have accepted it. The players make their choices so it’s up to them. Celtic players haven’t been consistent enough and haven’t really stood out. They are overhyped. Not that those that have been selected are miles better.But the whole thing comes across as sour grapes from Celtic.I thought it was quite fitting in a way that Motherwell won and Higdon scored the winner. This Celtic team have been very disappointing on too many occasions.

Brian Delaney
9 years ago

Commons

IAN
9 years ago

COMMONS

MSFlaherty
9 years ago

Very, very close between Commons and Wanyama. Gun to my head, Commons.

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