Somebody, anybody

The entire globe is scratching its head seeking answers and some sense of normality to return at the moment. That will mean different things to different folk, but for you and I thats a poor decision against Celtic, a Rangers penalty and several helping hand calls, and a Liverpool win just to round it off.

 

Life must go on though for blogs and sports hacks alike, although the pressure is all on the latter as they must justify bloated wages, and momentum was already with the former who have increased in quality to offer ‘your cuppa of choice’ just one click away for free, and also free of spin.
Traynor and Waddell have been sidelined or bypassed, whichever you prefer, and every log on or comment is another step closer to the grave for the rest and oh how they deserve it. Pat yerselves on the back and now lets finish the job.

 

Most clubs and associations are still in limbo, especially our own league with plans being slapped down from head office. Theres another conference call scheduled for this week, yet I doubt anyone has faith this will break the deadlock. Everyone is waiting for something, but they dont know what. For me the big 5 leagues need to play their cards first, and the smaller leagues can take their cue. As far as Uefa are concerned its not ok to tell an association what not to do, and yet fail to issue advice on what to actually do. Talk about cake and eat it, they should make up their minds. Run your answer by me for approval? Really?
How about some leadership.
Their statement was the classic say a lot with the buzzwords in there, but actually reveal very little. Working group, solidarity, sacrifice yadda yadda yadda.
Clubs, fans,the globe itself has one question only, what happens if we cant finish the league by the end of June?
Trying to get that one answer is like trying to get the ball from Jinky.

 

So here we sit still playing the waiting game, the blind leading the blind at authority level, those below losing patience and pulling hair out. Clubs are yelling for help and clarity on an almost daily basis, no avail. The government furlough payments will help some hugely, some a bit, and some not a bit if rumours are true.
At a time when the tax payers Nhs is getting universal praise, if any team at all is found to be again not paying their dues the court of public opinion should hang em high.

 

Hopefully this crisis, the first virus years as it will almost certainly be called by history, will see many corners turned as far as humanity goes, but that’s heart over head.
With a cash strapped world a real possibility, the gravy train that Hampden has enjoyed and exploited so much over recent years could and should end right here, right now.
I expect trimming of associations galore after this, and with limited funds available, the scrambling will begin.
Bringing with it squealing, screaming and kicking from every bigot in a suit and his dog who thought they were VIP for life due to the nipple and knee or having mingled in boardrooms for years.
There’s one thing to look forward to.
Just give us our title, and let us sit back and laugh.
As only Champions can !

 
 

The above is by Mahe. As always guest articles are more than appreciated and the address is sentinelcelts@gmail.com

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Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 6:25 am

Morning, Mahe. I’m really glad you stuck to what you believe to be right. Don’t want to keep dredging up what happened but, It was shocking! Speaking to fellow Celts like that just because you don’t agree with them. I never bought the “I’m really worried about the site” nah, it looked to me like someone thought they could control the narrative, while they posted whatever they liked! Not the way to run an open blog. These sites are no place for ego’s. As for grown men flouncing? That isn’t a great look. It’s the internet guys, get over yourself ffs!

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 6:26 am

Welcome Jimmy ..enjoy pal ?

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 6:37 am

Reading back ffs ..I see the Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 7:04 am

Jimmy, I meant your welcome from CCB. Guess he felt compelled to defend his son, Mick . But like I say, speaking about fellow Tims that way is just not on!

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 7:06 am

And Jimmy, call me what you like, my friend ?

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 7:44 am

Jimmy, look forward to reading your thoughts on our great club, as well as your views on other things.

All the very best, pal ?

Cosy Corner Bhoy
April 6, 2020 8:47 am

An early start for me at ‘catching up’ on the blog as my first blog read is usually after 10pm here in Ayrshire.
BAD: I was under the impression that blog names were used for blogs and identifying persons ,without their permission would be a no-no.However,that’s only an opinion and like a theory is just that.
Your knowledge of BMCUWP should be enough to know he would not welcome me,or anyone else for that matter, ‘defending him’.
I was stating the facts re the reasons for the departure from co-authoring the blog to reading and occasionally posting it.
Jimmy C: After reading further posts from you I feel I know you from somewhere before…the film with Peter Sellars ‘The Mouse that Roared’ …. though I think you are higher up the animal hierarchy than that.
In the UK businesses are referred to in the currency in use ie pounds.
I apologise for the use of the term ‘heidbanger’ as that implies a person who talks’rubbish’ but is harmless and that could not be said of you.
Yours in Celtic.

big packy
April 6, 2020 8:49 am

MORNING ALL and JIM, mahe great post, would it not be nice to go back to the days when footballers were not multi millionaires ,and now squabbling about having to take a pay cut, my heart bleeds for them, if they stopped playing right now they still could never spend the money they have, even if they lived to be 100, maybe just maybe this horrible crisis, might make people think about paying,obscene amounts of money to guys for kicking a football, and maybe help the hungry and needy in this world?

Twists n Turns
April 6, 2020 8:56 am

CCB
Re the “ apple falling” comment, I’m sure that’s something Mick will be rightly proud of.

It would appear Mick and Mahe hold different views of what is and isn’t acceptable. I hope between them they can find a way to reach agreement. The blog will be a poorer place without Mick, in my opinion.

jimthetim53
April 6, 2020 9:17 am

Morning Packy, if this self isolating carry on goes on for much longer I am going to be a multi thousandaire. But I won’t forget about you pal.

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 9:18 am

CCB, as I said, you are both charmers ? if we were all stood in a pub, would you and your boy be so quick to speak to a bunch of grown men like that? You 2 want to keep speaking to fellow Tims like that? Carry on ..says more about you.

Might I suggest another corner of the internet, free world and all that, where you can All abuse each other till your hearts content.

Best wishes to you & your missus ?

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 9:22 am

“Change is at large, my friend, and adaptation is best suited to those long prepared for it”

This wins the whole internet today! Well said, that man!!

big packy
April 6, 2020 9:25 am

HI jim, you better not? the mother in law needs some supplies today, so we will go out and join the queues, sad part is we cant go in and say hello, we have to leave the groceries at the front door, and wave to her through the window,,very sad, how are you anyway.

The Gombeen Man
April 6, 2020 9:32 am

Mahe,

Great read this morning.

So Boris is hospitalised and our Leo Varadkar is heading back to do one shift a week as a doctor (over the phone).
Strange days.

I guess UEFA and the mandarins are holding fire waiting to see if any secondary or third wave of this virus emeges.

In 1918 the strain that emerged from late August was far more virulent and had a devastating effect on the young fit and healthy.

Different days, no massive troop movements but secondary and third waves can’t be discounted unfortunately.

How did they cope in 1918?

World War 1. Poverty. Dublin after the Rising and the War of Independence about to take off?

Next a global pandemic that cost around 50m lives? And infected about 500m.

Blame the Spanish or the Kaiser?

JimmynotPaul
April 6, 2020 9:42 am

B.P.
Footballers are an easy target and used by the elite as a squirrel.
Every footballer in UK, is in PAYE scheme ( unless their club cheats and pays as a side letter ).? and have paid enormous amounts of tax and N.I.
Most footballers are working class, so the Tories feel comfortable calling them out, they don’t call out their own.
I would challenge the rich owners ( billionaires) to make a significant contribution, as their money is in offshore trusts etc.

See if the queen appeared on tv and said I’m donating £100 million to the nhs id say fair play ? but she didn’t.
How come she gets a free pass and they make a big issue out of footballers?

Footballers donate £1bn to the exchequer via PAYE and many prop up hospitals, schools and NHS services as reported.

Let’s remember it’s not only footballers who earn lots of money in this country! There are companies who earn 100 times what they earn! Look at the CEOs, hedge funds, captains of industry. Billionaires who reside in this country..
I don’t see them taking cuts or making donations, infact some have their hands out, looking for even more money.

JimmynotPaul
April 6, 2020 9:44 am

Twists.
Good to see you posting.
Did you back the virtual winner on Sat.? ?

The Gombeen Man
April 6, 2020 9:46 am

CCB,

Hope your well and get a chance to play virtual golf?

I read a comment here about hiding in plain sight.

Trolling is trolling and that’s what’s going on here.

The site that BMCUWP’S and Mahe have developed is a victim of it’s own success and they are being trolled.

I’ve no idea who it is but roaring that you’re a Tim isn’t good

Trolls want engagement and are best quarantined and isolated.

It’s a backhanded compliment really.

Trolls are all about creating division. Divide and conquer. Butter one guy up and criticise the other.

Every successful blog has to put up with these things.

Just keep posting and ignore.

Did you finish the shed yet? ??

HH

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
April 6, 2020 9:47 am

BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE,JIMMY C/TLR

I would go easy on my Dad if I were you. Serious advice.

Neither of you paid heed,obviously,to my post at 135pm on Saturday. I said that I would no longer contribute articles,would continue to post on occasion,but would mainly lurk.

Your behaviour over the last day or so makes it clear that this site is in serious need of moderation,clearly aiming personal attacks on someone who you thought would not respond,and also on anyone who disagreed with you.

You ask if COSYCORNERBHOY would speak to you like that in a pub-I assure you that he wouldn’t. He would listen to your insults and do what anyone else would do,and he’d do it so fast that you would think you were surrounded.

You think you’re a pair of wise-asses. Carry on and knock yourself out.

Btw,TLR. Good choice of mail addy. An all time Irish hero. Bit like the one you sent to Mahe,purporting to be KEVJ,under an alias used by Michael Collins. Maybe you’re not as smart as you clearly think you are.

Last word,I won’t be responding to any reply.

big packy
April 6, 2020 9:56 am

JIMMY NOT PAUL, you know your my second best buddy after jim? but seriously 250 grand a week is obscene in my eyes?

Jimmy C
April 6, 2020 10:00 am

I know you won’t reply now, Bob, but you’re on the wrong bus if you think I’m doubling down on Irish heroes as ‘email addys’.

No offence to you or your old man, as I said earlier there’s no animosity from this side.

We understand that this is a tough time for all of us.

Strength through unity, my friend.

No need for thoughts nor implications of violence towards fellow Tims over a few words at times like these.

jimthetim53
April 6, 2020 10:06 am

Jimmy C, you said something interesting there.
Bobby mentioned TLR was ‘doubling down’ on Irish heroes as email addys. he did not say YOU – jimmyC
And yet you took ownership of this accusation?

jimthetim53
April 6, 2020 10:11 am

Did you let your mask slip there?

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 10:12 am

Bobby, serious advice? Care to elaborate? Surely if you dad can just appear and abuse people, he is big enough to have it pointed out. You 2 seem to think you can just go around abusing Tims , without any come back. Well, my dad brought me up to defend myself, and what I believe. If you don’t agree with me, does that give you the right to abuse me? And you claimed you have been questioning things your whole life, are the rest of us not afforded that luxury? Or are we all just “Nutcases” and “Heidbangers”

Again, you always have the option to scroll by, rather than abuse others.

JimmynotPaul
April 6, 2020 10:13 am

B.P.
My point is the elite, seriously dislike footballers, earning that amount of money, because most are working class.
Footballers can start donating, once the super wealthy had done their bit.
Look at Easyjet, paid their CEO, a 170 million dividend then want a gov handout, Branson another one, sues NHS, takes hundreds of millions off them and wants a Gov handout too, he doesn’t even pay any taxes.
The Queen and the royal family,zilch.
There’s a huge list before we get down to footballers.
Get them to donate first.
As an aside, there are 42 clubs, in Scotland, only 6/7 would pay decent money.
The rest of the time, the part time ref will be the best paid on the pitch.

Friesdorfer
April 6, 2020 10:14 am

Good Morning

Welcome to Jimmy C, or as CCB put it more subtly, TLR.

I feel that I must have been transported to the Planet Zanussi overnight, since I am having great difficulty in recognising the pish being spouted about supposed comments by BMCUWP to some posters on this blog, of which he is a co-founder.

Having been on this blog almost since its inception, my firm view is that some folks are easily offended and like to make a mountain out of a molehill if others disagree or challenge their ideas or opinions. Right now, for example, there are those who are expressing views which they decry of others, namely ad hominem attacks.

Get a grip folks, life is too short, especially at the moment.

HH

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 10:18 am

We are gonna verbally abuse you, but don’t you dare try and and stand up for yourself, or you’ll be branded a bully.

Couldn’t make it up!

Friesdorfer
April 6, 2020 10:20 am

Jimmy C 1048
One thing I would agree on is your point re Vaccines, and the architects of many ills, the Rothschild, Rockerfeller and Bush dynasties. And no doubt a few others too.
HH

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 10:29 am

Bobby, did you just tell me your dad would attack me in a pub? Wow, you are really outdoing yerself today, eh? Not just verbal abuse, but actual bodily harm! What a couple of charmers.

jimthetim53
April 6, 2020 10:33 am

Jimmy C LOL aye OK whatever!

Twists n Turns
April 6, 2020 10:49 am

JNP
I did back it. Was 18/1 but I had a boost on PP and got 20/1. 3 times I backed it. Once at 20/1, once at 18/1 and had it on the tote too which from memory paid 19/1. So it was a good return.

Believe it or not the only other bets I had were on walk in the mill and a saver on Tiger Roll.

Was convinced the computer would go for the usual starts;

Distance
Age
Ratings
Weight
Fall record

As it turns out I was right?

Por Cierto
April 6, 2020 10:53 am

I’d love to think we’d get “efter them” after all this has subsided, but, rightly so, most people’s thoughts will be on their own families necessities, and football will take a back seat, further back than ever before, por cierto.

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 10:59 am

The Clash – Magnificent 7

https://youtu.be/-Aj92HNB8Tc

The Gombeen Man
April 6, 2020 11:00 am

Jelly and ice cream when Sevco go bust ?

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 11:00 am
Por Cierto
April 6, 2020 11:07 am

The Gombeen Man
Jelly and ice cream when Sevco go bust ?

That’ll be classified as essential shopping :)) por cierto

ASWGL
April 6, 2020 11:21 am

Good morning all, rather like Friesdorfer i may have firstly started to view this blog, at or very near it’s beginning. Like other sites I decided to just lurk and view some of the pieces, (I knew some of the posters names from CQN), I lurked pretty much the same at CQN then much later on made a few posts, until i tired of it, as it began to feel to me like Peter Liewell was writing some of the daily headers, some other things did not sit well with me, but that’s probably a story for another day.

I noticed this was a friendly blog with no ego’s and people were not insulting, nor were there any (or many) clashes at all. When i finally did decide to post and/or contribute a couple of articles I felt this was a well balanced and generally friendly blog. Only once have I been insulted and that was by TLR when i tried to engage in a friendly communication with one of his topics, i stopped conversing with him, as i found him to be a Troll, who insulted anyone who did not share his views, and felt it best not to take his bait. So possibly a bit of pot kettle black going on here.

The only other time i have felt awkward was when TET took something I said the wrong way, and ‘flounced’ as some are referring to it as. TET however came back and explained he’d had a bad day (like we all can have, myself definitely included) and i was glad that it was sorted, and there were no hard feelings on either side. I was further delighted that we as fellow tim bloggers could help his son out with his tragic wedding mishap, that is what a friendly blog with like minded people should be all about, not debating with your hosts which topics you as a guest will post, and be damned with who likes it.

I realise (As some others should) that we are guests on a blog co-founded and very likely financed from their own pocket(s) by Mahe & Bobby, and as guests we should behave in a manner acceptable to our hosts, TGM is correct in that the blog has become a victim of it’s own popularity. None of us have the divine right to just post ‘anything’ we please, postings need to be responsible. If either of the hosts found my postings/rants/topics unacceptable i would immediately desist, and/or choose another blog where such topics/rants were deemed acceptable.

HH ☘

JimmynotPaul
April 6, 2020 11:30 am

Twists.
That’s brilliant, buddy.
I hope you and your loved ones are ok in what is a difficult time.

jimthetim53
April 6, 2020 11:37 am

Jimmy C , The ‘edit’ function can come in very handy eh? You aint fooling me! 🙂

ASWGL
April 6, 2020 11:46 am

Jimmy C
As i previously stated, No i do ‘not’ agree, if it is unacceptable to either of the hosts, it should stop. The term ‘feisty’ to me does not aptly describe someone who threatened to destroy this blog.

As an aside my blog name is ASWGL not ASGWL, an uncommon mistake made by both yourself and TLR.

HH

jimthetim53
April 6, 2020 11:58 am

Total free speech is a myth. There are limits in every country in the world. Capitilast, Muslim, communist, you name it.
For example try going on the streets nowadays like they did in the past and shouting ‘blacks go home’. Popular comedians of the 60s & 70s would get the jail now. Irish jokes, portraying a race as ‘thick’ are non PC nowadays, rightly so. I remember hearing ‘jokes’ about the Aberfan disaster. About ‘spastics’.

Scientists are declaring some of the theories going about re. Coronavirus are not just wrong but dangerous.

Yet some people think social media blogs are exempt. Anything goes.

jimthetim53
April 6, 2020 12:12 pm

You see how you twist things? Where did I say I wanted to shout blacks go home?

I have C&P it in case you edit it

:”You want to shout ‘Blacks go home’ on the street, Jim?”

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 12:14 pm

Instead of just labelling people as “Nutters” why not put up the posts you consider to be “Nuts” and disprove it ..should be really easy! I haven’t seen that happen once.. just dismissal of the person as a crank.

Take any theory, from any poster, and show everyone how wrong they are? Just shouting “Nutters” proves absolutely nothing.

jimthetim53
April 6, 2020 12:18 pm

This might be difficult but I’ll try explaining why I used the phrase.

As an example.

The Gombeen Man
April 6, 2020 12:21 pm

I’ve a notion that the posts in most blogs are just seen as a way to drive revenue or attract punters.

Paul67 more or less gave up posting ages ago.
There’s so much drivel (particularly yours truly) written on them that nobody takes them seriously.

If folk want to spend all day posting about 5G, Ali Gee or the Bee Gees fair enough.

That’s not to minimise the genuine concerns about 5G. It’s when folk take themselves seriously and are hurt by others that it gets out of hand…That’s very easily done.

This is just a social forum like a pub and if someone keeps on going on and on and on, in the pub, most of us make our excuses…

As Kevin Bridges says “Enjoy your night mate.”

Moderation? Great in theory but very difficult in practice. Very easy to create a bigger issue.

I don’t look at other Celtic or Sevco blogs much but I’m often dismayed by the stuff that’s posted when I do. Even the comments on newspaper articles are often beyond the pale.

I think NFL refereed to social media as poison.

jimthetim53
April 6, 2020 12:24 pm

I know it was you who used the term ‘doubling down’ but it was in reference to this by Bobby:

“Btw,TLR. Good choice of mail addy. An all time Irish hero. Bit like the one you sent to Mahe,purporting to be KEVJ,under an alias used by Michael Collins. Maybe you’re not as smart as you clearly think you are.”

Doubling down was an apt phrase so I used it but did not attribute it to Bobby.

ASWGL
April 6, 2020 12:36 pm

TGM Agree, unmoderated media forums usually have some form of disclaimer, or we as viewers are free to choose our own way of moderating by ignoring opinions, or taking them on board. I don’t really get the notion though of others hiding under a different nom de plume, to their usual blog name for the sake of creating argument and/or trolling, makes no sense to me at all.

How is your daughter doing, did you visit this week-end ?

Big Audio Dynamite
April 6, 2020 12:39 pm

Jimmy, the internet is the easiest place in the world to threaten violence .

The Gombeen Man
April 6, 2020 12:54 pm

ASWGL,

Thanks for asking.

She’s home. The situation with Covid-19 got pretty intense in hospital. There were a number of patients with the disease in adjoining rooms and in the ward nearby. She couldn’t sleep because of the coughing in the rooms next door.
It was just too dangerous given her immune condition is compromised.
The consultant agreed to continue her treatment from home as an Outpatient.
That’s why I’m dressing like Darth Vader on my occasional trips out.

So far so good.

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