Close To The Edge

Morning,all.

Not a lot to discuss in The Timdom Kingdom today,though I’ll be doing a preview tomorrow of a game which I see as having a big bearing on our season. Instead,I’ll flick my gaze to our southside zombie neighbours,thanks largely to something I had missed earlier in the week.

That link to the article by Nei Cameron in the Herald that Mahe kindly supplied yesterday-you know,the one that suggested that poor old Alfredo Morelos is a poor misunderstood lad who is being subjected to various infamies in Scotland,and that includes racism,btw. Damn near had me choking on my cornflakes,so it did. I’m not sure whether that was caused by apoplexy or incredulous laughter,but I do know that those two reactions were a dead heat as I read the latest pile of tosh from a once-proud institution.

We are to believe that Morelos is a changed character from the one last season who could barely stay on the pitch longer than he could stay on his feet in the penalty area. After all,Sunday was the first time this season that he has been sent off,which when compared to his record last season suggests some truth in his assertion. And no less an insightful pundit than Kris Boyd pointed out that Sky only focussed on the half-time stooshie at Fir Park because li’l Alfredo was involved.

Yes,he was involved,Kris. He bliddy started it all off! An attempt at an off the ball rake down the Achilles tendon of Paul Gallagher,successfully carried out only the previous week on Christopher Jullien,went unpunished-there’s a pattern developing here-and the Motherwell player decided to have a say about it. Ah,poor Saintly Alfredo,next thing he’ll be wearing a t-shirt asking the world “Why Is It Always Me?”

Of course,it’s not just his vastly improved disciplinary record that our wonderful media are keen to highlight when it comes to their new favourite Moody Blue. His goals record this season-to be fair,he has scored some crackers,but I’ll come back to that-is also vastly improved. Eleven league goals so far is not to be sniffed at-couldn’t resist that one!-and four in six Europa League games is also good going. Both are one better than Ryan Christie and we all know how highly we rate him! But despite Ryan’s red card against Livingston earlier this season,he doesn’t have the problems of Morelos,and we certainly don’t rate him at £40m. You have to ask where these journalists get their numbers from,even in the hyper-inflationary period football is currently experiencing.

It all reminds me of only eight years ago when Rangers 1872-yes,I know. They have 1873 literally embedded in the bricks of Ibrox!-were looking to flog the last decent striker they ever had. Nikica Jelavic. Personally,I didn’t rate him too highly,I thought much of his goal threat came from a similar background to Morelos,see above-allowed an extra yard by the linesman,and defenders being scared to pressure for fear of being penalised. Jellyfish was the subject of the infamous “unknown universe” offer of £9m at the start of the season and by December that year,I nearly crashed my van when I heard Pat Nevin on Radio Five describe him as having everything,a genuine £20m striker. Everton paid £5m for him the following month and it didn’t take them long to realise that they’d been had.

On the other hand,at least Jelavic didn’t have any problems securing a work permit. I remain far from convinced that he qualified for one in Finland,much less Scotland. The chance of qualifying for one will reduce still further in England,and again after January 31. Which suggests that Rangers will have another reason to sell him in the next window.

But will they get anywhere near the values being touted in the media or will clubs simply do their homework regarding a club in a clearly distressed financial state-much as Everton did eight years ago,or we did when we signed Bobo for £900,000 from Toulouse,a fee which ultimately I’m not sure we had to pay as they went bust almost immediately. Well,he does look cheap when you compare what else is on offer. £8m from Juventus for Kamara,£10m for a right back who can’t defend and suddenly can’t take penalties either. £20m for Borassic Lint or whatever he’s called at left back. Bloody hell,they even expect a sweet £15m for Joe Arribo.

As an aside,they sold their best ever player for £500,000. Billy Gilmour to Chelsea. I wonder how much the papers and blogs had been punting him for the previous month? Reality bites,and the when sharks in the football world smell blood,they don’t pay over the odds for it. Rangers 1872 had a habit of doing that,if you remember,buying players for a song from financially distressed clubs. There was even a suggestion that confidential information on player values was being shared via the common denominator of using the same bank. Charles Green gave Hearts a good boot in the balls when they went into administration by offering to pay up the balance owed on the Lee Wallace transfer on the spot.

If they reduced it by half.

I will weep no tears when the huns and their media lackeys are forced to explain why their megastars were allowed to leave next month and again in the summer for sums considerably less than previously discussed-and in some cases,less than they had reportedly turned down. That’s what happens when the media bump up expectations,when a club is allowed to throw financial common sense out of the window,when a governing body ignores the rules that it applies without fear or favour-to everyone else. Eventually comes a day of reckoning,when the bills have to be paid and the books balanced. And I suggest,Brothers,that the day of reckoning is Close.

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While I was looking for that Calimero clip,I found this. Nearly FIVE HOURS of Looney Tunes!!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OM6xvpzqCUA

Now to find similar of Tom and Jerry. My own favourite cartoon.

Big Audio Dynamite

Cheers Bobby.
Thought all Sevco transfers were undisclosed? Can’t do all this bragging, then when the transfer happens, tell the world the real number. They, and their media friends, are just gutted Celtic actually do achieve £25m transfers. Far as I can see they have 1 asset, but he won’t achieve anything like that amount.

Gotta keep up the pretence.

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HAPPY HOOOOOOOOOPY GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY to

MR and MRS WEEFRA!!!!!!!

I hope you both have a smashing time and roll back the years with some great memories.

HH

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

Fur coat and nae knickers?

Rangers transfer policy is much the same as their policy elsewhere towards the media and their-other!-fans.

Just tell them any aul’ pish.

Big Audio Dynamite

Rarely do, but tonight I may take in Sevco’s game 🙂 Purely for research purposes!

JimmynotPaul

BMCUW.
I’m fairly sure the article was by Neil Cameron, not McDonald.
Mags.
Our game on Wed, was rearranged fixture from cup semi final.
Hibs v Sevco should have been played tomorrow, it was moved months ago for TV to tonight.
This meant Sevco couldn’t play their rearranged fixture on Wed, as they would have played Sun, Wed, Fri, so they will play it in Jan.

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I’ll probably watch it tomorrow,late start tonight so I’ll be in bed. Got a text,well,a few actually,from my wee hun mate on Wednesday. He’s living in Cork and swiftly realising how right I was when I told him it wasn’t anything like Dublin and they don’t call it the Rebel County for nothing!

Demanded to know why we were allowed to play an extra game! What,I said? Nine in a month,you think that was our choice? At f…..g Tynecastle? You could have played St Johnstone if you wanted to,but they’re on form just now so maybe better not. He ended up by telling me it was typical SFA,doing everything they could to help us.

This is a guy who,apart from his favourite team and voting Tory,is a sane and rational person in a very responsible job. He always reminds me of the back of an issue of NOT THE VIEW which had a photo of an almost cherub-like Ray Wilkins in his early days at Chelsea,followed by the Uncle Fester that he became at Rangers,and caught in full snarling mode too.

Caption-Rangers turns you bald ugly and insane. My wee pal is all three of those,and I so wish I could lay my hands on that photo…

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JIMMYNOTPAUL

Thanks,mate. There are a couple of minor errors and a few typos in it. There usually are-what I normally do is scan it,publish it,inform the site then go back into admin to edit it.

Guess who can’t get in to admin at the moment?

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JIMMYNOTPAUL

I also pointed out that the rules state that the game should be played during the first available midweek,and that if he wants to talk paranoia,he’s talking to the right person!

Twists n turns

Bobby
For a no news day – decent article.

Morelos.

Who said?

“When you chose to live as a victim you will never become victorious”

Nah I can’t remember either but someone did. Well I know where I first heard it but don’t know who owns the quote.

I used to sit in management meetings and snigger to myself when aspiring managers came out with the well versed cliches such as

“ there’s no I in team”
“ lets go after the low hanging fruit”
“ let’s shake a few branches and see what falls out”

I could rhyme off about 20 that used to make me cringe.

Company I worked for had a new CEO and he came out with that victim quote one day when someone was moaning like fekk about something. I remember thinking I quite liked that one. ?

Awe Naw

Mags,

TV companies are responsible for the huns advantageous schedule. Only once this season so far have we played after them.

ergo .. SPFLof which we are a member, Police Scotland also …. all hands to the pump

JimmynotPaul

Awe Naw.
Agreed.
Edinburgh on the last Friday night before Christmas and Po!ice Scotland allowed it.

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby, the papers are claiming Neil has been really clever in adding an extra game @Tynecastle on a Wednesday night in December!

The record: The gamble paid off for Neil Lennon and his club.

What gamble?!

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby, yer mate sounds a lot like mine, right down to the union Jack tattoo. My mate is a great guy normally, but bring up football and he becomes something unrecognizable …a staggering idiot!

We have learned NEVER to talk about football, and save our relationship that is 40 years young 🙂

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TWISTSNTURNS

Oh,you’ve just reminded me of some of the utter drivel that I’ve been subjected to over the years.

Thanks for that!!!

I remember being subjected to a meeting on a Friday afternoon by our new Sales Manager. Never a good idea to insist that I attend anything on a Friday in those days as my plans were usually somewhat fluid-I usually met up with one or other of my favourite clients at lunchtime. Anyway,be back for 3pm,mandatory. As it was a personal demand from Gary my MD whom I got on with well,I agreed to be there. And to forego my lunchtime that day. Buyer from one of The Big Six accountancy companies too,I’d been looking forward to that one.

(He was very very slightly physically impaired,which wasn’t obvious at first,but I’ll save that for another day. Pretty sure it’s how I got in the door with him)

Anyway,this guy Tony is just pissing me off. It’s all acronyms and buying signs. This isn’t a gee-up for the troops,its basic learning! So about 4pm he says-anyway,it’s POETS day,I’ll see you all on Monday.

My ditsy colleague Wendy asked-what’s POETS day?

He said-piss off early,tomorrow’s Saturday.

Me? Whoopy-do,I’m f…..g late already!

Decent enough bloke,btw. I got on fine with him,despite that. I suggested to him in the pub over the road that he hold sales meetings in the morning,preferably a Tuesday or Wednesday. Gary just asked what had kept me…

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby 6.49

Surely your fav cartoon is foghorn leghorn, no? Not that I still watch cartoons …well, not all the time!

Awe Naw

BAD

“They are naturally going to have a game more with the way the fixtures fall.
“In an ideal situation we would have played on Wednesday against Ross County and the TV wouldn’t have put us on Friday night.
“But we don’t make those decisions, so we have to roll with it. I always have great confidence and belief in my team. – Steven Gerrard

All highly coordinated

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Never really got Foghorn Leghorn. After Tom and Jerry,Bugs Bunny,Roadrunner,it was all downhill from there really.

Apart,of course,from the peerless Top Cat,but that was a different cartoon genre. Out with the slapstick and in with the more adult themes. A bit like the Asterix books,which I still think are wasted on kids.

Big Audio Dynamite

Awe naw

Stevie also said “Helander has a unique foot injury, the doctor said he’s only seen it a couple of times in his whole career ??

JimmynotPaul

Awe Naw.
Highly coordinated indeed.
Not a peep about this until we won at Tynecastle.
They were happy for us to go there, until we won.

JimmynotPaul

BAD.
They will be claiming, we’ve won the unique injury trophy.

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby
Last weekend the wee man fucked his knee again, so I went into town and bought him some dvd’s. One of them was a pink panther boxset. Brilliant memories of Saturday mornings in front of the tv ?

Big Audio Dynamite

I love the fact that the Huns don’t seem to notice their manager is dumber than a bag of rocks ?

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AWENAW

Interesting comment. Rangers had two games outstanding prior to Wednesday,as did we. We each had to play St Johnstone,Celtic also had Hearts and Rangers had Ross County.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/scottish-premiership/table

But Hearts lost to Motherwell on the day before the final,neither Ross Co nor St Johnstone had a match. Somwe couldn’t have been due to play Hearts the same time they played Ross Co. Sounds like they are picking and choosing,making their excuses,etc.

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

Only seen it a couple of times! Aw,that’s classic!!!

Aye,I remember Pink Panther stuff. I also faintly and queasily recall the “pink chocolate” that they marketed alongside it.

Hope the young fella perks up soon. Shove the five hour cartoonfest in front of him and watch his eyes glaze over…

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

From Viz,Sid The Sexist,a good while back as he admired a statuesque lass…

Dead heat in a Zeppelin race,face like a box of frogs,mind.

Big Audio Dynamite

Thanks, Bobby.

He has MRI scans the mora morning. Just praying to God this is the start of his knees getting sorted …I can’t take anymore of him being in pain!

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby ?

Do you still get Viz? I also remember The fabulous furry freak brothers ? being a puffer, that was hilarious at 15

Mario Bertolini

Poor wee Calimero, dufflo, it’s an injustice so it is. Aye right. Wee sleekit barsteward. With proper guidance may possibly be good. As stated in article he was subjected to abuse etc. yeah why bout being attacked on field of play objects thrown on pitch, manager attacked, assailant let off.
Thanks to TET and BAD re: my health concerns,. also 31003 and BP. Loved Mel Gaydon drummer with Simple Minds such power and energy totally drove band at that time. Also love Dennis Davies, Bowie drummer for ages, but then again Bowie always used the best musicians.

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BIGAUDIODYNAMITE

I hope they get that sorted,mate. Bloody awful. We might get tweaks and the like as we get older,we expect that. Not right for the kids to suffer,nor so badly.

Tell him he has the Swindon CSC rooting for him. There’s not as many of us as there was about a dozen years ago-Swindon Shamrock was the biggest in the UK outside of Scotland then-but we are getting towards triple figures and they had better all be there next Sunday or have a note fae thur mammy!

Big Audio Dynamite

I always loved the drummer from Joy Division-New Order, his hands were just a blur. Going to see Peter Hook @the Barrowland, doing all the old JD stuff ..can’t wait.

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MARIOBERTOLINI

I only read about your health when I got back in from work this morning. I always give thanks for mine,that’s for sure,and I hope yours improves pdq.

HH.

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby, that means a lot, mate. This really has broken my heart… not because I know he is good enough to make it, just seeing him in pain literally kills me. I’m convinced the only reason he is getting it done, is because I lost my temper and the doctor felt sorry for us! Unreal.

big packy

MORNING ALL, just came on to wish mr and mrs weefra all the best on their anniversary, have a great day, must dash, why does everyone want their dugs washing a few days before Christmas, anyway all hands to the pump, catch u all later.hh.

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Not bought it for a good while now,mate. I loved it from way back. First discovered it in 1987 when I was working in South Shields. Saw a couple of guys on the train,about my age,giggling,well,pishing themselves actually,at a,what,a comic? WTF,bit old for that surely? So I asked them what they were laughing at,cos it obviously wisnae The Dandy!

So they told me what it was about,showed me the page they were reading and I asked where I could get it! Sadly in those days,only Virgin in Newcastle could be guaranteed-(no jokes please…)

And guess where I was on the way home from.

So they handed it over on the way off the train,said they hoped I liked it,passed it on,bought the next one.

Sure did,lads. Thanks.

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Chill,old son. I know,easy for me,no kids,etc. Just no point in beating yourself up,looking for blame when there isn’t any. Sounds like the young fella is in good hands,and my thankfully limited experience of the medical profession is proof that they know their stuff!

Having said that,my Mum would fret if I broke a fingernail,it’s what parents do. Just be there for him,it’s what you’ve always done.

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby, can’t think of Viz, without thinking of Roger Mellie . It’s been a while since I even saw one.

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BIGPACKY

Good lad. Re WEEFRA-and they said it wouldn’t last!

Btw,the reason people always want their dogs washed before Christmas is so that no-one can blame the poor pooch being minging when the dreaded sprouts take their toll.

And also to provide you with an excuse for forgetting the pressie for Joan-sorry,love. Under so much pressure I just forgot.

Thoughtful people,dog owners…

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby, you’re right! Screaming and bawling gets you nowhere, mate, but at the time rationality had gone bye bye …I had lost the plot.

Big Audio Dynamite

All the best, Weefra ?

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Viz could be great at satirising the old comics with things like Black Bag and Billy The Fish. Or it could be totally surreal,like with Pathetic Sharks. It could do opinion pieces on contemporary society,like Modern Parents or Spolit Bastard. It was maybe at its best ripping the pish out of stereotypes like Sid,Mrs Brady,Postman Plod.

But they really nailed it with Roger. I’ll bet there were loads of minor celebs boasting that it was based on them-and loads of bigger ones burning their diaries and recordings!

Big Audio Dynamite

Bobby, haha I’ll bet!

Awe Naw

BMCUWP,

Here´s my take on it. Pure supposition.

Celtic PLC were clearly on board with the 5WA. When Res. 12 raised its ugly head the PLC went looking for a sop for the Celtic support; A fine, A statement of regret, An admission of failure, Anything that would deflect from the viewpoint that Celtic PLC were deliberately looking the other way. Having not been difficult to deal with regards the 5WA and only too readily apportioning a large part of their TV income for Sevco´s journey through the leagues and signifying that they only wanted a drop into Div 1. Our PLC FOOLISHLY NAIVELY thought they were due some grace. They didn’t reckon on the return of the three bears. i,e The Orange Hun establishment

Problem being the SFA could not accept any responsibility as it would compromise them. The national body cannot be seen to be helping their favourite team. Sevco as we have seen have held up the 5WA black sheep condition all the way to CAS. SEE FOOLISHLY NAIVELY

All other clubs in Scotland don´t want to lose the huns especially again. Ditto SNP, Police Scotland, Every club in Scotland etc. etc. When BBC Scotland behaved the way they did with regards the Panama papers it was an indication that it was all out war. A salvo against us due to us being uncooperative. A massive fallout has then ensued between all factions and an uncooperative Celtic when it came to the product. Hence why the whole kaboosh is actively against us and they are not hiding it.

Anyone who thinks that Steven Gerrard has not been given guarantees with regards the league this year is kidding themselves on.

Twists n turns

Mario
Wasn’t aware you were having health issues. Rooting for ya bud. ??????

Twists n turns

Jim the tim
Cards posted bud. Next day delivery. Before 1pm tomorrow ( delivery)

Merry Xmas.

Mario Bertolini

Mr and Mrs Weefra congrats – i’ll stick with you baby for a thousand years, nothings gonna touch you in these golden years. courtesy of D Bowie.

Mario Bertolini

re: satirical comics anyone remember electric soup published in late eighties. I remember the wildebeasts cannot remember other characters. I can recall very funny.

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Drank it a few times,don’t remember reading it though!

Good stuff BobbyM, Can’t stand the fecker, the sooner he is gone for an undisclosed fee the better.
HH
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Mucho congrats WeeFra
HH
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Awe Naw
When have Celtic been uncooperative ?
HH

Billy Bhoy

Bobby
Great article!

Rumours of Alfredo’ s Damascian Conversion are pure fiction. Window dressing no doubt to massage the imminent transfer fee. Our media are complicit in this.
I watch all their games in an attempt to assess the likelihood of The Nine. He’s the same undisciplined Ned he was last season. The only difference is he’s now playing with a cloak of invisibility around him. Domestically, that is. The yellows are still racking up in EL funnily enough. However, our media conveniently airbrush this out during any discussions.

He committed 3 or 4 yellow card offenses in the LCF -along with several dives – that Collum didn’t want to know about. He then repeated this at Fir Park before eventually racking up two late yellows.
I’ll predict now if we’re winning late on on the 29th the toys will come out the pram again.
Slippy G even stated that he was trying to get him off on Saturday but didn’t in time. In a game that they were comfortable winning he was STILL a lability!

I reckon if he doesn’t get his move in January we might see the first recorded evidence of spontaneous human combustion.

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