The Time Is Now,Celtic!


As I said at the weekend,there is little doubt that Celtic are in a spot of bother at the moment,and that it is a case of self-inflicted wounds. But we have to put these travails behind us and concentrate on the immediate and medium term future.

There are twelve days left of a thoroughly disappointing-at best!-transfer window,and the actions we take during that period will have a large bearing on our season. But it is the action we take on the pitch during that period which could define it.

We start tomorrow with the first of two legs against AIK Stockholm. It is vital that we win this tie as a failure to do so will lead to even more drastic downsizing than we have hitherto witnessed over the last fifteen years. That’s not a very pleasant thing to contemplate for sure,but it is the only answer that our brains trust in the boardroom ever come up with.

It will virtually guarantee the departure of Callum McGregor,Olivier Ntcham and Odsonne Edouard before the start of next season,which in turn will virtually guarantee a repeat of the current shambles in Europe.

Additionally,we face two equally important games domestically. The first is at home against Hearts on Sunday and the following Sunday sees the brave and foolhardy 800 attend the latest bigotfest at Ibrox. I’ll stick my neck out and say that I used to love going there in my teens and in my twenties,but it was never as poisonous then as it is now. Sure,they hated us for ninety minutes or so-and we gave back as good as we got-but they have really ramped up the songbook since then. It’s absolutely vicious now,and you wouldn’t get me near the place.

Particularly not in The Copeland Road Stand,as happened on one somewhat unfortunate occasion! Besides,we usually won then,so no problem. And no problem with the crowds afterwards as that mob had disappeared like snaw affy a dyke by the final whistle…

If we lose out in Europe,we will suffer on and off the pitch as I’ve outlined above. And I’ll be honest about the games against the huns and their mini-me wannabes-and that is that we NEED to take those six points. The huns have a far easier task on paper on Sunday,away to St Mirren,and I really can’t see them dropping points there. They are simply too focussed on the job in hand for that to happen.

No,not Rangers,stupid. The referees. Just watch. In fact,don’t. Nip down to the bookies and ask to place a bet on a penalty to Rangers and a red card for St Mirren. I wish you luck because I couldn’t get that bet placed for their match against Hibs.

How strange…

The game against the huns will take care of itself of course,and we can’t dwell on it as the other three beforehand are hugely important. But if we go into it two or even three points behind and then lose,the shitstorm will be of epic proportions. Flood warnings will be in place due to the precipitation from salivating huns in the media,feeding like hyenas on our still-warm corpse. Instead of the laughable mantra that The Rangers Are Coming,it will be The Rangers Are Here. The headlines and indeed the copy will have been typed up in advance because they’ll all be down the boozer getting blootert as they celebrate a plan finally coming together.

You know what? I’d like to see their plan coming undone,and then they can go to the boozer and cry into their Treble Treble vodkas. Or this

Now,how do we go about this? There are worrying tales coming from the dressing room about player dissatisfaction and we can make a start by nipping that in the bud. Every player has to remember that he is a well-paid professional footballer,and a few of them could do with remembering that word professional. We don’t have time for playground squabbles,personal likes and dislikes. Professional. Go out and play as though you own the f….g place and that you’re certainly gonna own your opponent. Gonna take him home in your back pocket,in fact. In pieces,if necessary.

Start displaying the pride in the shirt that the support have. In fact,give the support back some of the passion we have given you over the years. This is Celtic. We don’t do second-best,we don’t accept third-rate. We are winners,it’s what we are used to and we would like it to continue,thank you very much.

As for the manager,he has been dealt a poor hand and played it like a beginner. This is no time for fannying about. You only have one right back that you can trust. Play him. You only have one left back who has never let you down-Jonny Hayes-so play him. You have a problem at centre back due to injuries and departures so pick two and tell them to learn how to play as a unit,they are there for a while. And coach them inbetween games-as well as during it,if necessary.

Do the same with your midfield and forward line,let them get used to playing as a unit. Frankly I don’t care who you pick there,Neil. Just as long as each player is comfortable in his role and has been successful there in the past. And coach them too. And another thing-the upcoming international break? The perfect time for additional coaching,because there are one or two of our players who won’t make their national squads and it’s easy to see why. No slacking,just coaching. Get used to it.

As for the transfer window? Well,what our CEO did and didn’t do last year was a sacking offence in my opinion,as I’ve said before. He hasn’t learned and he won’t listen. I’m not even sure that he cares,to be honest. He should,though. I doubt history will be kind to him anyway but he WILL be held responsible by the majority if we get kicked out of Europe. He WILL be held responsible if we end up five or six points behind the huns on the first day in September. He WILL be held responsible if he f…s up The Ten. He would do well to reflect on that and support the man he appointed.

He would do well,in fact,if he used the money the fans provide for the purpose they provide it.

Football,Peter. It’s what we do. So just do it.


Above article by BMCUWP. As ever,we love getting articles sent to us by you,our readers. We always publish them as soon as possible. If you would like to have Article of the Day,mail it to Mahe.

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August 21, 2019 6:19 am

Repost of two excellent contributions from yesterday. First…

Awe Naw
I agree with the sentiment of SFTB´s reply to Etims but very little of the content.

There are many reasons for the current dissatisfaction but the “tipping point” which brought it to a head was failing against Cluj
and the reasons leading up to it and especially the future concerns about Sevco winning something again over Celtic.

I spoke about a “financial arms” war between Celtic and Sevco. A financial arms war that I hope Celtic win and that it will finally
bring about the much needed modernization and root and branch clean up that the Scottish game so desperately needs. The
Scottish game is currently viewed by many as being a dirty business. Money laundering. Tax Evasion. Major shareholders within
Sevco even been spoken about in open court as a criminal element etc. historical child abuse, very lax attitude towards safety, The
overnight removal by Peter Lawwell no less of a fit and proper person test etc. If Celtic win this financial arms war then they
will have to want that the game to be cleaned up .

Unfortunately I have no faith in Celtic’s desire to do so

It is with this in mind that I can understand SFTB´s desire to hold off with a boycott. This season the ST have already been shifted.
So it is not as important right now as it is come ST renewal time. If us winning 9 in a row delivers us to victory with this financial arms war then it is of paramount importance that we do so.

Sevco are spending money they don’t have and Celtic are not spending money they do have

The money Sevco don’t have is coming from personal contributions from real Sevco men. Their very own John Keane’s .. the question is for how long can they keep doing it ? I suggest much longer than was anticipated by our custodians

The scenario I painted yesterday is Sevco going all out and prepared to go for bust a second time just to prevent 10 in a row. FUCK everything else. It´s only the record books that count and more amazingly .. not to them to us – and I dont know why that should be the case any longer .. that the football authorities including Celtic PLC will turn a blind eye

Any way you look at it Sevco are a black sheep. Even for Celtic PLC they are a black sheep. They don’t want them to die again.
They just want them to be there. The box office that they generate is considered to be far more critical than their cancerous
presence within the realms of proper football governance and society in general and that is why we need rid of these particular

The idea that Celtic will eventually win this financial war and get their cake and eat it does not mean that we will get what we want.
These custodians have proven time and time again that they have no appetite for it and that the bottom line is all that matters.
I have created a list of when Celtic have issued their surprised statement and another list of when I have been disappointed in
their lack of a response. I am still working on it.

I have also felt that under these extenuating circumstances The undoubtedly increased war of attrition” that somehow Celtic have been keeping their powder dry = Why haven´t they being spending the money ? Sevco2 , Brexit ? The extenuating circumstances being the absolute onslaught on attacking all things Celtic and applying external pressure. Whether that´s from; The SNP Government, Elected politicians, the Media, the SFA, Police Scotland etc. but I no longer believe that. I reckon that is a forlorn hope.

I think large swathes of the Celtic support are now of the opinion that we have stood still since 2012 awaiting on their return. As European progress in indirect proportion to monies garnered would indicate. That we have done our usual failing to build from a position of strength while creating record profits. That the domestic success has undoubtedly been easier to come by. I mean it’s not as if European football collectively got better because Sevco went on a wee journey now is it ?

A section of the Celtic support also now believes .. and they may well be right and it is the inspiration for this entire post … that this is the new norm. That the increased abuse of everything Celtic is acceptable to our custodians. In these days of equality and modernization an extra zip is required to shift those ST within the confines of the last real bastion of orange hunnery within Scotland. That there is going to be no D Day or V day. I suppose VJ day is a better metaphor.

That this is what today’s product is for Celtic fans.

The majority of the Celtic faithful can accept all the shit that goes along with it for as long as they are winning.

If that aint green hunnery then I don´t know what is ?

A smaller minority do not think that trebles while being incapable of a European presence and banking double figure millions is not worth it and not where we should be going.

Can someone enlighten me please ? (save until Thursday evening)

August 21, 2019 6:20 am


The Gombeen Man
Lions Led By Donkeys

Celtic won the financial arms war.

Rangers cheated for years and for well-known reasons went bust.

After an initial shock and an outbreak of honesty, a subterfuge came into play and the continuity myth was born.

The absence of Sevco put the suits at Celtic Plc into a panic .The loss of the Orange pound meant dust covers and lost revenue.

This led to fevered behind the scenes efforts to get them back at all costs. Mr Lawwell couldn’t publicly admit the Plc’s collusion and risk alienating much of his customer base.

The fear is that Peter Lawwell has taken the convicted criminal at Ibrox at his word. That after a few years of Celtic domination the cosy cartel would share the spoils. Didn’t King talk about 55% of titles to Ibrox? (2015).

If Peter Lawwell trusts anything he hears from Ibrox or the SPFL he is in trouble. Sevco have no intention of creating a cosy cartel. They want to dominate and put Celtic out of business.

If we are on a war footing then we are in trouble. The recruitment of playing staff is shambolic. We are only too aware of the glaring gaps across the squad.

We contrived to lose arguably the most successful coach since Jock Stein. NFL was hired in a fashion that would put a junior side to shame.

The embarrassing episode in the showers at Hampden after the Cup Final even managed to put Pedro’s last attempt to recruit a coach into the shade.

Didn’t Ronny pitch up for an interview as an assistant and walk out the door with the Head Coach gig?

Was that about stockpiling money? Or is Mr Lawwell’s narcissistic goal; the delivery of a balance sheet that is the envy of the UEFA?

We have continued our feck up of the Transfer Windows under Pedro. Yet again our CL aspirations are in the cludgie.

This is a cycle that we have seen repeated under Peter Lawwell. The same old squirrels and deflections are being rolled out conceal our complete failure to recruit a defence.

Mr Lawwell single-handedly conducted our negotiations regarding the admission of Sevco to professional football.

Having watched his performance for years, I have no faith in him to deliver a fair and equitable solution.

The analogy of a financial arms war reminds me of the inept leadership of Douglas Haig during World War One…And the slaughter of brave men by machine gunfire.

“Lions Led By Donkeys.” Was the public reaction to the incompetent, arrogant leadership and the tragic results.

Lions Led By Donkeys is a perfect description of Peter Lawwell’s and the Plc’s leadership of Celtic Football Club.

August 20, 2019 4:13 pm

Twists n turns
August 21, 2019 6:45 am

Good read . Very good actually.

Real shame you got the last line wrong!

“Football Peter. It’s what we do…. so just do it”

If only Bobby – if only ? Should’ve read it’s what we are supposed to do.

Joking of course. I know what you’re saying.

I was lying awake this morning at 4am as usual. As always Celtic were part of the discussion I was having inside my head. Thought about my work and of course my mother in law, my mum, kids. Usual stuff that I’m sure we all go through.

I was genuinely wondering if Peter Lawell goes through the same? Seriously? Do you think he does?

I’m pretty sure Lenny does? Agree?

I need a piece of kit for the factory right now. Not a “nice to have” item, but something I need to process material.

I looked on E bay yesterday. See if I could pick one up on the cheap. Nothing that suits. I know a few people who use similar kit. Tried them but no one had one that was good enough.

Was chatting to the other owner over the telephone yesterday evening. Just discussing where we were ,making progress , barriers to success etc, and generally agreeing our next steps.

Before the end of the call we had agreed to go buy a new piece of the aforementioned kit. Cheap one might , just might, get us by short term, but false economy probably and also a risk we don’t want to take.

I’ve got orders to process in September that are critical. As a start up company, we can’t afford to feck up on delivery or quality this early in the game.

So , buy the kit, finance in whichever way I need to, add to the overdraft, director loan, just whatever. Just get the kit and have it ready for September.

Is it that different really to the way PL SHOULD be thinking? In June? May? December?

CL qualifiers looming. Just get the fkn players in. Not risks, quality. Don’t risk losing the money we can make.

Especially with a bank balance heavily in the black.

You know, I guess that answers my initial question of does he lie there planning and stressing. Does he fffff.

August 21, 2019 6:51 am


Good analogy,mate. And good luck with the search for the must have,not the will do.

Your post about start ups yesterday struck a chord. Obviously it isn’t just start ups that have those problems-established concerns do too. Especially when they see the need to expand. Do it too quickly and the hit the same problem.

Cash flow. Always cash flow. I’ll tell you about my own experience of it about 25 years ago sometime. Bloody teach me to be so good at my job!!!

August 21, 2019 6:53 am

And as for PL being awake at 4am? Of course he is!

Titans of business can never sleep. Their consciences won’t let them.

Twists n turns
August 21, 2019 6:58 am

You must tell me your experience. I’m working ( as an aside) with one of the Scottish business development bodies . They attempt to attract new business into Scotland and support them throughout.

Had a meeting yesterday actually and cash flow was very high on the agenda. ANY experiences you have would be very welcome Mick. I’d love to hear about it ??. Could help some fledgling companies enormously.

Twists n turns
August 21, 2019 7:05 am

Learning from your own, and others’ errors and experiences Bobby eh? If only. If fffkn only!

Twists n turns
August 21, 2019 7:06 am

Ach I’d better move I guess. Have a good day amigos.

Twists n turns
August 21, 2019 7:08 am

Oh…, before I do…

If Uber shows up- ask him to leave my £1.78p will you.

I think he’s done a runner?

If CCE appears – say hi for me. Not seen him around for a few days.

Hope all is well with both those fine gentlemen.

August 21, 2019 7:12 am


I’ll mail you it. There’s a couple of points that might be of interest.

Gimme a few minutes,well maybe a bit more!

big packy
August 21, 2019 8:18 am

BOBBY, yes fine article again as is the ones by awe naw.twisty, and the gombeen man, to be honest the next four games, ill need a couple a bottles of that rebel yell to see me through them.hh.

August 21, 2019 8:54 am


Took me nearly as long to write that mail as it did to write the above article. Don’t say I’m not good to you.

How much is UBER’s debt to you now,and why haven’t you commented on the £241.20 you owe me-at the last count yesterday morning-due to the new 5p a post tariff?

You canny sweep these things under the carpet,old son. You hammered UBER for a paltry £7.86-if my interest calculations on that pound on Saturday are correct,but you just ignore the £241.20?

You’ll notice,btw,that we do not apply usurious rates here in the manner that others do. No names no pack drill. But I wouldn’t be surprised if UBER’s debt doesn’t suddenly jump to £52. That’s all I’m saying.

Btw,can you do me a big favour,please? Can you send the boys round to give him a £13.87 kicking and worth every penny ASAP please? It’s not the money,and I certainly don’t want to see him hurt. It’s just that I’d like it to happen while the UK still has the medicines available to help him out.

Anytime before October 31st,young fella.

Awe Naw
August 21, 2019 9:46 am

The main backroom staff that Rodgers brought with him i.e his team has gone and we cannot complain as we only too readily accepted 9 million in team compensation, possibly even engineered the situation and we used that to recruit Neil Lennon. Nobody else. Our main scout is on a student summer gig contract designed only to divert flak from Peter Lawwell. I wonder how many of the players agents are acquainted with Neil Lennon and how acquainted Neil is with the proposed career narrative that the club developed with the players under Brendan Rodgers in good faith ? I´d give you a 100/1 right now that they haven´t because this is exactly how we do business. Very poorly. The Scott Sinclair situation really demonstrates how slap bang amateur we are. The guy came. Has won 9 trophies in 3 seasons but due to him not being keen on a move back to Preston he is excommunicated – persona non grata- The Cold Celtic shoulder. This is all acceptable because he is our highest earner. So if this is the regard our highest earner is held in then the question needs to be asked how are lesser players managed ? Piss poor is the obvious answer. Where is Peter Lawwells “seamless transition” soundbites these days ? Another hollow soundbite for an extremely shallow support. So when the executive of the club loses the trust of its playing staff due to unfulfilled promises or becoming privy to information they shouldn´t see the cleaners document or lucrative CL bonuses disappearing at the altar of the transfer window activity then clearly that will affect you. Having been pandered too for three years by experts at the top of their game by a guy who got fired from Hibs for fighting This is how the players will view Neil and to be left with junior John and Dublin Damien then it is no wonder that they are frustrated , disappointed and possibly disconsolate. It is hardly inspiring now is it ? It kind of removes the incentive@Plawwell_enterprises.

This Tory mantra that pervades the entire club shouldn´t wash with anyone who claims to be a Tim. Nobody should have a job for life at Celtic I read recently on SC but it´s ok for the executive ? They are clearly not being assessed while being the best paid employees at the club with little or no stress and are paid far more than the players for their efforts. Practically unheard of Therefore they genuinely believe that it is mainly down to their efforts that success is happening to the club on and off the pitch and that the playing staff are their livestock and we are the customers

That they consistently and continually push the He is a highly paid professional and our only desire is for bang for buck so fuck him and if he steps out of line then we will smear and character assassinate you via social media and quite deliberately takes no account of the conducive working environment for professional footballers that has just been removed at the altar of cost cutting and executive empowerment – that doesn´t sit right with me. The majority of the players must think that they have stumbled into a George Orwell movie set. Our fans continually been totally duped by the narrative that the Lisbon lions were not paid much. THAT´s CORRECT THEY WERE RIPPED OFF AS WELL AND STILL ARE IMHO by the type of person who would secretly buy shares in Rangers while on the PLC at Celtic !!! or promise a silver bullets and do diddley squat. These players have delivered a treble treble they deserve to be treated with more respect and if Neil Lennon thinks that he alone can come in and replace what has gone on before and smooth over everything without MAJOR MAJOR changes above him. Then he is desperate and sadly so. Any customer who can´t see that even more pathetic.

Celtic more than a club my arse.

August 21, 2019 10:29 am


Major Major changes? Well that’s a Catch-22 if ever I saw one!

Sorry,couldn’t resist that…

I was sorely tempted to put up your repost at the top of the page as the article for today,but it would have been unfair not to give equal prominence to that by THEGOMBEENMAN.

We have an open site policy. Mail your thoughts as an article,we publish. That’s the deal.

Re your post? Do you think I’m gonna argue? Not bloody likely. And if the rumour about Scott Sinclair-there’s loads doing the rounds,and we have a policy of not mentioning them as a rule-are true,then that’s a f…..g disgrace. As you say,he’s a Nine-in-a-Row hero,and he should be treated as such.

I don’t recall PL being Player of the Year

I don’t remember PL scoring goals when we needed them,or having batteries and golf balls thrown at him. I don’t remember him being racially abused at airports either. Or elsewhere.

And I don’t remember PL commenting on these incidents,and many others I might add.

Awe Naw
August 21, 2019 10:32 am


In a way, Kiernan Tierney was pretty lucky because outside the hospital the war was still going on 🙂

Awe Naw
August 21, 2019 10:33 am


any post I make belongs to SC not me. Do with them as you wish.

Thanks for the platform

August 21, 2019 10:45 am


Thanks are mine,mate. A pleasure that we can have our old chats again. And disagree over semantics just to piss each other off!

Oh,forgot. Those were the old days,it’s more serious now.

And it is,btw.

Twists n turns
August 21, 2019 10:45 am

No mail bud …. check outbox amigo… I’m in a rush

August 21, 2019 10:46 am


Bummer. Tolstoy took less time to write War and Peace. I’ll check.

Twists n turns
August 21, 2019 10:47 am

Apologies it’s in my spam


Awe Naw
August 21, 2019 10:52 am


you say carjacking, I say borrowing


August 21, 2019 11:05 am


Whityelike,you West Lothian lads?

Awe Naw
August 21, 2019 11:06 am


Dinny be like that ken 🙂

August 21, 2019 11:15 am


My mates at uni in 1981 bought me a lovely white t-shirt with Ken written on it. Posh boys from private schools mostly,never mixed with the hoi polloi.

I wore it with pride just to piss them off. Bit difficult to explain,mind,when I was on the pull.

Awe Naw
August 21, 2019 11:20 am


Ken and Barry … two guid guys

August 21, 2019 11:26 am

Awe Naw.
Yip, i can’t argue with that, preaching to the converted, here.
Can anyone blame Callum for being pissed off, at not being allowed to move to Leicester.
A manager who coached him, developed him, had him playing his best football v a manager, who sees himself as a motivator, the players expect to be coached, not verbally abused.

August 21, 2019 11:36 am



When I would “holiday” over in Embra for the summer in the early eighties,aye. Ask SOLKITTS.

Different language.

August 21, 2019 11:36 am

My wee 9 year old came back from rural Norfolk on Sun eve.
Our bird species list, viewed, for the year is now 92 and she seen some crackers.
She went to Cley, a nature reserve in Norfolk.
A great set up, they have a volunteer in every hide to help identify birds.
She was desperate to see a Spoonbill and she did. ?? Much joy.
Other notables were Marsh Harrier, Little Egret, Avocet, Ruff and two different species of Godwit.
I was delighted for her.

Wait to Uber finds out, that apart from compound interest, a pound is also added, every Sat, to his debt. ????

Should I be worried, I hardly ever watch TV, but I put it on there and I’ve noticed my wife has a programme called How to get away with murder, on a series link.
She recently asked me to increase my life insurance too, I’m sure it’s a coincidence. ???

August 21, 2019 11:54 am


I wouldn’t concern yourself too much. She’s leaving a trail. She sounds too intelligent for that.

Want to get away with murder? Get yourself an untraceable SIM card,do the stuff through that. If and when I meet you I’ll tell you a story about that,and a prick throwing a phone out of the window between Stranraer and Ballantrae about twenty years ago because he couldn’t get a signal.

He wasn’t bothered,he had loads of replacements. I screeched to a halt and pointed out that all of his recent contacts were recorded on that untraceable SIM.

Like educating pork at times. Took us twenty minutes to find it.

August 21, 2019 12:05 pm

She can’t be that intelligent, she married me. ??

August 21, 2019 12:05 pm


The same guy phoned me a few years ago on a Saturday. Now,I love Swindon,but it’s not really a place I want to go to on a Saturday,as UBER and a few others will back up.

This particular day I was in Cheltenham. Whatcha doing there,is there racing on? No,I replied,just having a wee day out.

What,do you know people there?

No,but we met a bloke in the pub there who knows you. Well,he doesn’t know you as such,but he listens to your calls.

My mate dinged the phone and called me from another number about twenty minutes later.

That’s wasn’t f…..g funny,he said. And he wasn’t any happier with my reply

Takes all sorts,son. I’m PMSL here.

August 21, 2019 12:07 pm


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,old son.

August 21, 2019 12:45 pm

BMCUW 12.05

August 21, 2019 12:52 pm

Just back and catching up on all things Celtic.
If Peter’s message blog’s leader is a portent of what’s coming then a difficult season just became infinitely worse.
Heading to New Hampshire to pick up new puppy in a short time and genuinely excited.
Hopefully she will consume lots of the time i once gave to a club that has been stolen by robber barons.

Mike in Toronto
August 21, 2019 1:37 pm

Struggle to explain Scottish football to others … but watched this film recently .., think this scene does it …, see how many Scottish football personalities you can identify ….

The Gombeen Man
August 21, 2019 1:46 pm

Great read here this morning and credit to everyone involved.

MIT/Awe Naw,

I didn’t have time to reply to your posts last night but I will…My daughter is still in hospital and had surgery on Monday. So I’ve had long periods of inactivity when I can ramble away on here and other times when it’s not been possible.


It appears to me that the business model of the Old Firm is the demonisation of the other. That distracts and prevents the customers of either club having a look under the bonnet.

It’s much easier to point the finger at the easy targets in Ibrox, the SPFL, the media our own players, previous managers or even the support at times (even Ian Halloway & Brexit).

Someone once said something about not being able to see the log in your own eye because you are looking at the speck in somebody else’s eye.

MIT asked what I want.

Martin Luther King summed it up,

“We cannot in all good conscience obey your unjust laws because noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. Throw us in jail, and we shall still love you. Bomb our homes and threaten our children, and we shall still love you. Send your hooded perpetrators of violence into our communities at the midnight hour and beat us and leave us half-dead and we shall still love you. But be ye assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer. One day we shall win freedom, but not only for ourselves. We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.”

Not violence or passivity. Making a stand and and isolating the cheats. By not cooperating with a corrupt system and being prepared to suffer the consequences to bring about change.

Not by cooperating with it and turning a blind eye to it’s failings.

Celtic Plc’s passivity in the face of cheating has been spineless and perhaps complicit with the dishonesty that has undermined Scottish football for generations.

That dishonesty has not only made rich men richer but has also caused division at all levels. Between the supporters of different clubs and tragically between supporters of our own club.

The mindset of the Blueroom and the Plc is the same and we just can’t see it because of that log in the eye.

Maybe there will be a ‘dividend’ in all of this? A deep-down realisation that the polarization and it’s financial exploitation is a waste of time. That it leads nowhere.

MIT asked, “What do I want?”

Wouldn’t it be progress if more people became aware of that log in their eye?

Perhaps Celtic supporters will learn that their passivity in the face of the defects of the Plc is propping up the inequitable system that sustains the cheats.

We need to stop funding it and start to remove the log from our own eyes and have the courage to shine a light into how Celtic Plc operate.

Celtic Plc’s passivity is a part of the root of the problem.

Complex questions have a simple solution. The answer begins with humility and honesty.

The problem is that the ego resists the perceived pain that honestly brings. The paradox is that dishonesty and fear only brings more pain until we get the message.

It takes guts to admit mistakes, accept responsibility and change course.

Today’s denial on another blog signals more pain to come.


Bada Bing
August 21, 2019 1:46 pm

Ainsdale 2.45 Carlisle

Bet responsibly

Awe Naw
August 21, 2019 1:59 pm


Yep . 100% agree. Money it´s a gas.

BTW may I take this opportunity to wish Miss TGM all the best on Monday. Hope all goes well for her you and the family

Awe Naw
August 21, 2019 2:01 pm

A Greenock man is down the Celtic social club on a Friday night and buy’s a raffle ticket.

Lo and behold, he scoops first prize, and the prize is a camel……..

“Whit the hell am I gonnie dae with a camel?” he asked his pal.

“camels are rerr hings mate, they eat aw yir grass and shite on yir plants, you’ll never need to do any gardening again!”

So, the guy finishes his beer and starts to think how he can explain this camel to his wife. He chucks a rope around the camels neck and walks off to the bus stop to wait on the Braeside bus.

The bus pulls up and the driver points to a big sign ‘NO PETS ALLOWED’

Brainwave: “I’ll just ride it up the road” he says to himself.

So while he’s heading up the road, he gets to Barr’s Cottage and thinks to himself that he can get last orders in.

So he jumps off his camel and ties it to the railings and goes upstairs at Barr’s Cottage for a couple of swift halfs.

He comes out later and the camel’s away.

”Some wee skank fae the Bow Road must hae stole it” he thinks to himself.

So he phones the Polis and after the usual half hour wait they arrive.

“Right pal, geez a description o’ this camel, wis it a Sahara Desert wan?” asks the big Polis.

“nae idea said the guy, am a welder in Kincaids, av no got a clue aboot camels”

So the Polis asks’, “many humps did it huv on its back then?”

So the wee guy replies, ” Telt you big yin, av nae ideas aboot they camel hings, the only thing I know is that the camel wis female.”

The Polis then asks him to explain how he knew it was a female.

“Well when i wis riding it up the road I passed a bus stop and I heard a bloke sayin tae his mate, “check oot the fanny on that camel”

The Gombeen Man
August 21, 2019 2:13 pm

Awe Naw,

Cheers. Keep up the good work.

Bada Bing
August 21, 2019 2:18 pm

Awe Naw- VG

Awe Naw
August 21, 2019 2:25 pm



Mike in Toronto
August 21, 2019 2:32 pm


Most importantly, I hope all is good with you daughter’s surgery and recovery.

Liam in toronto has long advocated a move to the German model of football ownership, where the fans must control 51% of the clubs (I’m oversimplifying, but that is is in principle)

I have always questioned that, because I am not sure how to get to that stage. It was always the case in Germany, and something similar in Sweden I believe. But, would the ‘glib and shameless liars’ who run Scottish football, give up their fattened calf? I suspect not…. that is the hard bit, I think. But, not going to dismiss it out of hand, without giving it due consideration ….

The Exiled Tim
August 21, 2019 3:11 pm

Superb posts as usual,
TGM, all the best to your young wan.
So no changes, still the same old shite, I honestly don’t know why I expect anything else.

Bada Bing
August 21, 2019 3:40 pm

Imagine putting these 4 in charge of a Sevco cup final…

Twists n turns
August 21, 2019 4:00 pm

There are no words eh

Absolutely diabolical

Twists n turns
August 21, 2019 4:01 pm

Unlike Uber not to be around? Hope he’s ok.

August 21, 2019 4:04 pm


All the best for your daughter and your family. Nothing worse than having one of your kids needing medical attention.


The Exiled Tim
August 21, 2019 5:50 pm

Just had a quick scan at a few blogs, 99% are of the same persuasion that the club is a shambles, but you guessed it, the disillusionment from the club blog that is also attacking every poster who deems to crit the board, astonishing, well not really, it’s people like them that keep the suits in the cushy jobs and the fat bonuses, from huns I can well understand the head in the sand stuff, they know no better, yet here we have supposedly intelligent people defending the indefensible, thicker than huns imo.

big packy
August 21, 2019 5:57 pm

EVENING ALL, just reading back, the gombeen man, best wishes to you your daughter,.the exiled tim,just had a glance over there pathetic.hh.