When’s the fitba back?!!!

Morning,all.

The deathly silence of the international fortnight rears its ugly head again. Just about the only topic keeping Timternet irritated-and irrigated!-is the actions of the police and stewards on Sunday. Faced with the suggestion that they had deliberately done bugger all in the face of various repeated and increasing acts of criminality,they came out rather predictably with all guns blazing when Celtic arrived in Dundee.

Of course,this meant that innocent fans were pulled up for sod all,including some who were the subject of violent arrest techniques normally deployed against people carrying weapons. The Celtic fans in question were carrying,alright-they were heavily armed with the flag of Ireland,the detested Tricolour.

The symbolism of the colours involved was obviously lost on them…

John-Paul Taylor has asked for eye-witness accounts and video evidence to be submitted to him;he means well,and he tries really hard at fighting our corner,but my bet is that this too will be shelved,like so many of our concerns from this and previous seasons. Just keep handing the money over,while your concerns about being treated like the shit on their shoes will be casually ignored. Who cares if Celtic fans are nearly crushed to death,or assaulted by police and stewards while they attend,or that the referees are a bunch of cheating basturts hell-bent on harming our club on the park while others are doing their bit off it? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg,I’d be here all day if I ticked off others like The Doncaster Letter revealed last week on JOHNJAMESSITE,retention/transfer of trophies dishonestly won,Resolution 12,you name it.

Keep turning up,folks. Keep winning. That really destroys them-along with a few TVs,as we saw on Twitter the other day!

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To onfield matters,where things are hotting up as we approach the business end of the season. Not just here,but also in England,which I’ll deal with first. At the bottom,I think it’s fair to say that Huddersfield and Fulham are doomed,but anyone of Palace,Brighton,Southampton,Burnley and Cardiff can all go down.

Only five points separate the five clubs,so it could be tight,and every point will be important,and since I’ve got nothing against any of these teams,I’ve got no particular preference. But Neil Warnock is a professional whinging tosser,so goodbye Cardiff.

Tight at the bottom,but even tighter at the top. Liverpool and Man City are locked at the top,only a point of a difference before Sunday. Liverpool won to head two points clear,but Man City have that game in hand to restore the lead. This will go all the way,I suspect. Both teams have had a sticky spell in the season,but both are on target for totals in the mid-nineties. It’s phenomenal consistency,and it will be a shame for one of these teams to lose out. They are a pleasure to watch for the purist to watch,that’s for sure.

The four teams below them are fighting it out for the two remaining Champions League places-though it may well be that only one of them is successful through that route! Four points separate Spurs,Man Utd,Arsenal and Chelsea. Man Utd are very much the form team,with Arsenal closely matching that form. Tottenham have been in dreadful form recently,and I don’t even know where to begin with Chelsea.

If I had to put my neck on the block,I’d say that they’ll finish in the order they are in at the moment. The Spurs slump can’t last forever,and with Dele Alli and Kane back,their mojo won’t be far behind them. As for Man Utd,they can name a stand after Ole Gunnar Soldiers-Song if he gets them into the CL from the position they were in when he took over. He’ll deserve it,and more. I’d give him The Freedom of Salford,but why be damned with faint praise!

However,here’s the fly in the ointment. No country is allowed to have more than four entrants to the CL. That rule was introduced when the big countries got four automatic qualifiers into the group stages. All the top SIX clubs are in the Last Eight of their trophies. The winners of The Champions League and the winners of The Europa Cup are automatically entered into next season’s CL at the group stage. This throws up various permutations if Spurs or Man Utd win the CL and finish outside the top four,or if Arsenal or Chelsea win the EL while finishing outside the top four. You do the maths,folks-I’ll do the laughing at Arsenal fans when they finish fourth but Man Utd win the CL while finishing fifth! Especially if Chelsea win the EL and take Spurs CL place,despite them finishing third!!!

I blame Brexit,personally…

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Scotland is a different kettle of fish. Although I detest that carpet at Hamilton,Dundee can GTF and take their bigot bullyboy stewards with them. And although I’d like Ayr Utd to win promotion via the play-offs,I think they’d have to play their home games at Rugby Park. That carpet can’t take the current punishment,never mind the extra footfall. Still it would be a bit of a gathering of the clans for my family,so for that reason,goodbye Hamilton anaw.

At the top,some gaps are appearing. Is ten points too great to overcome,even with the MIBs out-miberrying each other? On the other hand,is eight points enough of a gap for StevieGerrardsRangers,given their poor form against the clubs at the top end of the table? They have us and Well away,with Hearts at home. Then the split. As for Aberdeen and Kilmarnock fighting it out for the other European place,there is only one point in it. Each side will be pushing hard for consistency,and again every game will be important and they will both be looking over their shoulders to see how the other is getting on.

Should they both win their games against SGR,I think one or both can be in with a shout of overhauling them,especially if that eight point lead is slashed before the split.

That will have me laughing even more than the aforementioned scenario with an English team winning a European trophy this season! In fact,I’m due up in Kilwinning at the start of June,and if the above happens,it will be the first dental appointment I’ve ever looked forward to!!!

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MONTI

You might like to c&p your reply to MAGS a few minutes ago,and put it on this article-we could use it as a manifesto!

Having PMSL laughing with/at the Alan Partridge doppelgänger the othernday,I think I’ve found the original!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ANFBU-Db4W4

Monti

Bobby,
I wouldn’t know where to begin doing that m8, i do everything through my mobile phone.
Maybe Mahe could do the honours!

HH

big packy

HI BOBBY/ MAHE welcome to the blog,ralph malph and monti ,don’t know if ive ever crossed swords with you,.now I hate these international breaks nae fitba, wee story if I may, about 10 years ago when I was driving for a living I use’d to deliver in paisley to a little unit that made medical equipment, first time I went the boss jeff (edit,BMCUWP) on hearing my accent just said ah good another one of jock tamsons bairns, football wasn’t mentioned, could not do enough for me cups of coffee sandwiches,anyway next time I went up he greeted me at the door ,right he says I want to show you something, he brought me upstairs opens this door, and says look jimmy this is the blue room, my god I thought to myself, the place was painted blue, there was pictures of willie Henderson, jimmy millar, ralph brand and the late eric caldow and a big mock up painting of ibrox, he takes a ruler out of his desk points to the copland road stand and says, look jimmy you can see where my seat is, I take the ruler off him and say here jeff ill show you mine is pointing to the broomloan, stand. he went white as a sheet, just put on a bit of a laugh, needless to say I never got that gig again.hh.

Monti

Quality, Packy!
Lol

From MONTI about two hours ago…
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Margaret,
The OF is dead & has been since 2012, i want nothing to do with hun filth, all i and i’m sure many others want to see is a succesful Celtic, regularly pumping the deady bears & all other pretenders.
I don’t want to be part of a bigot fest, then again i don’t see supporting Celtic as being bigoted.
As far as the plc is concerned, i’ve been loud in wanting Lawwell out for years now, he & his board have not & do not fight the fights that need fought, res Res 12 being the major one, he doesn’t call out the media when they have a go at our name, many things don’t sit with me with Lawwell.
He has run the club well but at times he is forgetting it’s a football club, therefore players on the park.

I just want Celtic to win, it’s what we all want, the SFA are what they are, the refs are what they are.
We are there for Celtic to push them beyond the obstacles!
HH

Sorted,MONTI.

Mahe will still be in his cot in The Good Ole US of A!

BIGPACKY

Brilliant!!!

BIGPACKY

Great story. I edited out the fella’s surname a few minutes ago to avoid identifying him. Hope that doesn’t upset you.

HH.

Noel Skytrot

A wee suggestion in light of the the tricolour farce, at the game against William in two weeks, why don’t supporters bring as many as they can to CP and show the rest we’re not taking any shit over the flying of a flag that’s synonymous with our clubs heritage.

NOEL SKYTROT

Now,that I like!!!

Welcome aboard,mate. With ideas like that,I sure hope you stick around…

Looks like this site is catching up with CQN. 59 comments on last article. The current article on CQN has attracted 85 comments.

Mike in toronto

A few things

I agree that Rangers died. But rather than shovel dirt on their coffin, and tramp the dirt down, our Board jumped in the grave with them like a grieving lover …

“I want nothing to do with hun filth, all I want to see is a successful Celtic regularly pumping the deadly bears….

How does that work?

Noel Skytrot

Boab, im a regular on the Etims site but like to flit about and see what other Tim sites are debating.

Noel Skytrot

I can back up Monti’s remarks on being a very vocal critic of the current incumbents who are warming seats and driveways at the club.

NOEL SKYTROT

I know,mate. Recognised the moniker. I post there myself in the mornings,but I’m always moderated till Ralph approves it! Just a glitch,nothing sinister.

An excellent site,I post there as D’Finnhein Mick,a wee homage to my home town.

MIKEINTORONTO

We will outlast the board,mate. And we will certainly outlast Sevco!

The Gombeen Man

Welcome Noel,

Every Celtic supporter should be encouraged to take a Tricolour to our remaining away fixtures in solidarity with the supporters that were abused by the police and stewards in Dundee.

My son is an Irish Citizen and SB Holder. The notion that possession an Irish flag is a reason to arrest someone is wholly unacceptable.

HH

Noel Skytrot

Ah Mick, I hope you and yer winkle pickers are grand. HH

Noel Skytrot

Cant disagree with that TGM. I got pulled at CP a few years back for having a Starry Plough, when I tried to explain that it wasn’t illegal to fly it the filth got aggressive with me. I then proceeded to show him via my phone that it was legit but the clown still wouldn’t play ball.

Margaret McGill

I agree with the spirit of this but not the facts.
The OF is alive and kicking. Its existence and indulgence in hun filth is the main MO of our club not Europe.To pay for away games and OF games is funding huns, mibbery and all that goes along with it.
If you ignore what I am saying then you are either
lying to yourself
a bigot
or dont get it

Take your head out of the sand.

mahe

Noel ,,
A big welcome to the blog pal.
Look forward to reading your take on things
Hail Hail

NOEL

Just peachy,thanks.

HH

The Gombeen Man

Yep Noel, I remember years ago cops taking flags from lads in the Jungle and breaking them.

The footage of that young lad yesterday was horrific and an affront to human decency. If his only offence was the possession of an Irish flag we are living in the dark ages.

Here’s hoping that those involved in the assault are made to face the full rigours of the complaints process and are made accountable for their actions.

HH & Till Later

mahe

Monti,,
“The OF is dead & has been since 2012, i want nothing to do with hun filth, all i and i’m sure many others want to see is a succesful Celtic, regularly pumping the deady bears & all other pretenders.”
I just want a normal league,,,doesn’t necessarily mean our club of choice are successful, , as if it was a normally run league and we weren’t champions then ah well you lost fair and square.
Just a normal set up where religion and skin colour don’t matter and rules are stringently adhered to. Not too much to ask or is it?
Hail Hail

Margaret McGill

Maybe the club should say something to protect its customers fundamental rights?

The Gombeen Man

Mags,

They got JPT to send a tweet apparently.
I haven’t seen it yet.

Maybe the Irish Consulate in Edinburgh will have a view on the arrest and apparent ban of the Irish flag at football matches?

HH

Margaret McGill

Celtic PLC will say nothing unless there is a perception that its impacting profit.
The SFA has the same contempt for the Tricolour as UEFA have for the Palestinian flag.

Mike in Toronto

Sadly, I am not sure I agree, Mick.

OUr Board wanted them, so the Board didn’t press any issues that might have caused them grief. And most Celktic fans went along, because, deep down, they want to beat Rangers. But the problems is that, if we insisted upon enforcement of the rules, there wouldn’t be a rangers to play against ,or they would be so diminished that it would eventually become like playing Raith. since Rangers died, in order to beat Rangers, you have to go along with the lie that they didn’t die.

As for outlasting sevco, we had that chance. But, our Board (and, again, most of our fans) showed that they didn’t want to go on without them, and were prepared to do accept whatever lies to keep the relationship going.

Sevco have been a complete screw up since they were born in 2012, and by all rights they should be dead as well … but their fans are prepared to be cheated/lied to by their Board, so long as their is a team that plays in blue in Ibrox. Sadly, it seems the same for our Board and most Celtic fans.

timhorton

Join the discussion…

timhorton

mit
not all rangers fans are filth. a few in the irish club and they are great guys, also know a few from a good few years back and they are the same.

fan-a-tic

Would love to see a fantastic tifo by the Green Brigade of 4 gigantic tricolors one at each part of the ground next home game after winning the league.
The club could start to rebuild supporters trust by facilitating and contributing to the cost.
Hope everyone brings a tricolor to the huns game.

Margaret McGill
Monti

Deady bears

Monti

Pish

Monti

Mahe,
Spot on, a fair game is all that is sought!

Monti

Noel,
Can we have a sniper on the Tricolour?

Mike in Toronto

TH

I dont think I made the point you are suggesting. See my response to Mick below. But, to address the point you have raised, I still struggle to understand why decent people would want to associate themselves with a club that is so tied to hatred.

Monti

You have switched your Iron on?

big packy

HI BOBBY just come in no problem I should not have put his surname on.hh. a big welcome to noel skytrot,hh.

fan-a-tic

See operation devalue potential coaches is in full swing on another blog.
Somethings never change.
And yet some guffaw at the gullibillies.

big packy

FAN-A-TIC, yes I had a wee gander earlier hh.

fan-a-tic

Big Packy
Ambition is for others.
Expectation management in full swing
For Brendan,Lenny and Pistol Pete.
H.H.

timhorton

how about the barmaid at your celtic club….

Afternoon bhoys, hot again in the hun free mountain valley.
Any word from the club yet re the Tricolour ?
I notice the other channel telling us that foreign coaches are pish, Lenny it is then come what may, the balance sheet is what it’s all about and feck the football team.

Noel Skytrot

Cheers, Packy

Noel Skytrot

Cheers, Mahe.

Margaret McGill

what iron? Norn IRN?

Noel Skytrot

Mate, you can have whatever you want on said flag.

Mike in Toronto

Not sure, about the ‘your celtic club’ bit … but, leaving that aside, … your point is?

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