Let the battle begin

‘ Sometimes nothin is a pretty cool hand ‘ said Paul Newman in arguably his finest role.
Yet, good actor or not, my dear old mother would advise me to ignore any man that eats fifty eggs in one sitting and I dont care if he makes decent salad dressing.
Approximately two generations ago those words were uttered by the legend, but in Scottish football terms, it would be the ultimate boy who cried wolf moment if they had eff all.


Its “Dossier Week” incase you havent been tuned into the latest episode of bent never boring Scottish football.
Wont take long before it becomes public knowledge, or at least the gist of the argument leaked which is a given in such a small nation. Although the vote wont be taking place, one might call these next seven days key in that,,,
All and sundry get to see the hand that has been dealt and thus there will be,,
a scramble for positions especially from the MSM
Then the Celtic faced bloggers must decide what they can take away from the infamous file.
Of course all and sundry must also await the response of the governing body in the accused box here.


So essentially we are in week1 of the two weeks that should define the next phase of Scottish football, we can only hope it is not dominated by self serving and finger pointing but it certainly looks as if it is heading that way.
Yet my overriding feeling is we have been prematurely pushed to a fork in the road we were all going to face one day.


Effectively our club of choice has the entire league in checkmate, and there are approx 50k who will not accept that lightly for a start. But yet no matter which way you look at it how can you not see us coming out of any domestic competition crowned as Champions for the next,,, ?
I applaud our board for putting us in this position, however now we are here it has seemingly lead to unassailable dominance. So much so that we need not push the boat out as much as we can infact there is a cash reserve that makes the rest look amateur.


Assuming things get back to a semblance of normal at some stage someone has got to ask the question, what next?
Our rivals cannot break even in this ongoing battle as we have seen and are seeing again with a rough figure of ten million pre-virus., which in Scottish football terms is no small change.
At some stage someone somewhere must face the reality that we have a juggernaut that isn’t being stopped and whether its all been done above board or not, thats just not competition.
Thats swatting aside.
Great for the big bhoys fans but not so for the rest.


Now in this scenario me and you happen to be the big boys supporters, and know our club have legitimately earned their spot at the top, but yet at some stage the question must be asked,,,
What is the long term plan for the entire domestic setup because if its looking like all being our feeder clubs or just simply a case of line up to get stomped on next then isn’t it incumbent upon those running the national sport to come up with some type of answers on a fair path forward?
A club who maximises its opportunities is more than within its rights, but if you have one team who has outgrown and dominates the pond then its time for some hard decisions from everyone involved, fans and all.
At some stage this must be faced up to.
But first let everyone play their cards as its time to show your hand.
Dossier of dirt, or file of filibuster,, let the battle begin.


The above is by Mahe. As usual the email address is sentinelcelts@gmail.com should you have anything to contribute. We are always happy to post any and all views.

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Twists n Turns
May 4, 2020 6:29 am


In his best Robert De Niro voice it’s time for Doncaster to say to the huns “ Ok, whatta ya got?”

I’m convinced they were fooled by the spoof letter re Keane. They can’t admit that though, so have had a few days to find something else.

I reckon they’ll flip it back to the loan thing. Doncaster lied about not having loaned money before. A damp squib. Unfairly pressuring clubs to accept.

How far will they push it? They demanded resignations after all. Three of them. If they’re convinced no football will be played, or will only be played behind closed doors, then it’ll be dropped. They’ll throw in the fact that they’re now aware some clubs won’t have enough players under contract to field a full side, so being the kind caring peepul that they are they’ll agree to ‘move on’ for the greater good of the game and drop the resignations demand.

Were resignations demanded because of the loan thing? No chance. It was based on something more serious that they thought they had.

Not a hope in hell of getting enough support from the other league clubs based on the loan thing.

Neil D Niro will get his question answered when they turn the cards.

A busted flush.

May 4, 2020 7:07 am


I mentioned previously that the huns were playing a bad hand very poorly. Sure,they had an ace-but the rest of the cards were useless. What’s worse for them is that they have thrown the whole of the Scottish game into a state of paralysis,all based on their self-perception that they ARE the Scottish game,that when they sneeze everyone else catches cold.

Thing is,anyone who sneezes now is treated like a leper in The Dark Ages. And that’s exactly what should happen to Rangers over this. Of course,that won’t happen. And I expect major progress to be made about penalties being waived for going into administration during all of this,which I strongly suspect to be their main objective anyway.

Twists n Turns
May 4, 2020 7:10 am

Oh I’ve no doubt Bobby everything they do is geared towards self preservation.

Admin no doubt high on their agenda. A no penalty admin of course.

May 4, 2020 7:14 am


Aye,they’re very fond of avoiding penalties off the pitch. Big boy did it and ran away.

Twists n Turns
May 4, 2020 7:16 am

Here’s a question for ye . As a season ticket holder, the narrative at the minute across the country for most, indeed probably all clubs is this.

Give us your season book money or we may go bust. Why would they go bust? Answer is – wages. Celtic for example pay , let’s guess at an average of £20k per week. Of course some will be more.

Here’s my problem.

Millions of workers across the country are getting 80% of salary up to a max of £2500 per month. We have to get on with it.

Why is it necessary that players get paid their exorbitant salaries? Can’t they live off their savings the same as us?

I’m at a loss as to why the season ticket money is so critical?

Genuine question btw .

May 4, 2020 7:30 am


Ah,now there’s a difficult one! Off the top of my head,I reckon it is to do with the player having a contract. That is not the natural state of affairs in employee/employer relations,where either of the two can simply decide to terminate an agreement,subject to the notice period specified.

Players commit to staying with a club for a certain period of time. Clubs commit to paying that player an agreed amount for that period of time. There may be clauses included regarding relegation or promotion,but there won’t be for an interruption of business like this one.

I expect that to change in future!

If a club doesn’t honour a contract,the player can walk away for free. Our players are certainly worth more than they are being paid during the length of their contracts. Though that won’t apply to all of them,of course.

Twists n Turns
May 4, 2020 7:39 am

Thanks for your thoughts.

Yes contracts are in force for sure. However my staff have contracts too , because of which they had to sign a letter last week accepting me furloughing them for the next 3 weeks.

2 more questions arise. ( for me)

Are these players unwilling to do the same? Sign a letter to say they will forego their salary for x period of time?

If any one, or more players, do refuse to do so in such difficult times without threatening to walk away, are they players you’d want at your club?

I’m honestly struggling with this concept that they must be paid. Most at our club will have very healthy bank balances.

I’ll tell you this. Had any of mine said “ no I’m not accepting your offer of 80%, I’ll go find a job elsewhere” I’d be glad to see the back of them.

Twists n Turns
May 4, 2020 7:47 am


Here’s another reason I struggle so much. One of mine works with this company.


Looks like he’s had it.

He’s one of hundreds of thousands of course. British Airways equally in trouble.

As I say, many many more, and millions more to follow almost certainly.

Yet the footballers on £30k must be paid?

Well I know of 4 in my immediate family who won’t renew. Hand over £600 for games you’ll most certainly never see, and what recompense will you get if your money is being given to already overplayed players to keep them in their Mercs and mansions?

It’s fekking obscene.

Not a thin dime from this family.

May 4, 2020 7:52 am


Hmmm,I know what you mean. All hands to the pumps,etc. As I said,the problem for clubs like Celtic is that their playing staff are generally worth considerably more than their salary during a three or four year contract. This will not be the case at all clubs,the difference being more marked the further down the divisions you go. If we have a player like,for example,CalMac on the £20k a week you mentioned earlier,is it wise to cancel his wages for the duration of this crisis to save that £20k a week and potentially have him leave for free? A player who was being spoken of only recently as a signing target which would yet again bust through our record transfer sale? Ditto,Eddy and others.

It’s a shocking position to be in,for the club and the players. If this carries on for too long,the payment question will become moot for many clubs as they simply will not have the income. The player value too,as few clubs will be in a buying position. Which means that the players may well face a difficult choice too-insist on their contractual entitlement or walk out when the chances of a new employer on similar or better terms are evaporating by the day.

In an ideal world,everyone would be happy. This is far from that,and I think that large cuts will be on the agenda soon. Particularly as the return of football disappears further into the distant future

Twists n Turns
May 4, 2020 8:02 am

Yes I understand you’re argument. My own argument is more on principle. If for example Cal MAC shafted the club by effectively saying “ if the hard up fans ain’t gonna gimme my £20k per week I’m off”, then he or any other player is someone I’d be glad to see the back off

Truly, I’d rather see football go bust.

May 4, 2020 8:07 am


Swissport is a perfect example of the destruction that this pandemic is causing. It is a well run and well financed company,a mature and stable company in a mature and stable industry.

Then this,and it has obliterated the whole industry. Boeing are laying staff off in droves,airlines are going bust or haemorrhaging cash. The only people passing through airport doors are the homeless looking for shelter,and even Warren Buffet has sold his 10% holdings in the four biggest US airlines.

Simply,there are no certainties any more. Even those companies which are raking in the cash,like supermarkets and Amazon,are seeing their costs exploding. Mine is in such a bad state that The New York Times even reported on it,interviewing a colleague from near your old stomping ground.


Meantime we read reports too that crowds may not be allowed to return to football till the beginning of the season. In 2021! That means that football is going to have to reconfigure its business model,as of course are many other industries. It includes Sky and BT too,as they make a lot of their money from selling their product to pubs. With social distancing likely in those outlets for the foreseeable future-when they finally reopen!-I reckon most will cancel pro tem.

No TV money means no lucrative new contracts for players. Shitshow all round,mate.

Twists n Turns
May 4, 2020 8:09 am

I’m also frustrated to fff with some of the nonsensical stuff re social distancing. I was party to some communication last night from senior airport personnel. Obviously I can’t say who.

In attempting to get some flights on the move, ( bear in mind, people ARE still flying at present), one of the barriers to this is they’re being told that social distancing at check in will see queues up to 1 km long. If they can overcome that problem, they can go ahead.

People then sit next to each other on the flight. FFS gimme strength.

May 4, 2020 8:14 am


MIKEINTORONTO touches on this problem quite often. Simply put,he attends a Court of Law,not a Court of Justice.

We’ve all had plenty of experiences of the “That’s just no f…..g right” moments. Morally,it probably isn’t. But morality has no place in law,and certainly not in Contract Law.

May 4, 2020 8:15 am


Well,I needed cheering up and that check in story does it for me. Farcical. And I can just picture them waiting at the carousel for their luggage…

big packy
May 4, 2020 8:42 am

MORNING ALL and JIM, mahe good post as usual, wont add anything to that except ah widnae trust the Scottish football authorities, and the famous glesca rainjurs as far as I could throw them ? TWISTY your post @ 7-16, is it maybe coz they are greedy bassas ,we have 5 staff furloughed they get 80 per cent of their wages, im not on the payroll I just get my pension ,my missus who owns the business, gets 300 quid a month?

Bada Bing
May 4, 2020 8:43 am

What’s your favourite?
if you manage to find a spare 10 mins, this will pass the time….

* The Big Tax Case
* The Wee Tax Case
* Craig Whyte’s wealth off the radar
* Craig Whyte buys the club for £1
* Arsenal Shares Sold
* 67 players to sue Rangers
* McCoist is Manager
* Jelavic “Titles In the Bag”
* 14/02/12 – Administration
* The Big Hoose Must Stay Open
* Fans in Tears
* Jelly and Ice Cream
* McCoist “We Don’t Do Walking Away”
* £134 Million Debt
* Rangers Fans Say No to Liquidation
* 31/10/12 – Liquidation
* Walter Smith wishes new club well
* Mark Dingwall on STV News
* More Jelly and Ice Cream
* 267 creditors
* The Switcheroo
* Charles Green
* HMRC reject CVA
* Sevco
* Club and Company are separate
* Dallas Cowboys
* Martin Bain ringfenced money
* Charles Green’s Christmas Message
* The Blue Knights
* Refused entry into SPL
* Refused entry into SFL1
* Starting in SFL3
* Buying History
* Debenture Seats Relinquished
* John Brown’s speech
* Castles and Chateaux
* Googly Eyes
* Dave King to invest £50m
* Dave King to invest north of £30m
* Dave King to invest £20m
* Dave King to invest £8
* Dave King asks fans for money
* Need Extra Time to beat Brechin in the first round of the Ramsdens Cup
* Ball in the Glebe Park Hedge
* Drew 2-2 with Peterhead
* Lose 1-0 against Sterling Albion
* Require a 91st minute winner to beat 10 man Queens Park
* Boycott Tannadice
* Francisco Sandaza Prank Call
* Brand New Team Bus
* Charging fans 99p to watch a video of the new bus
* Bus destroyed by thugs in arson attack
* Nicky Law Claims Rangers can win the Quadruple
* Rangers stealing charity money
* Ian Black betting against his own team
* 3 failed attempts at the Petrofac Cup (or Ramsdens Cup)
* Mike Ashley bought naming rights to Ibrox for £1
* McCoist on gardening leave
* McDowall is caretaker manager
* Rangers AGM in a Gazebo
* Water Piped In from Local Church
* Dave King and the Three Bears
* Gangsters in Charge
* Fans trying to break into Ibrox in protest against Easdales
* Charles Green being interviewed in a hospital bed
* Out Scottish Cup, 2-1 Raith Rovers
* Stuart McCall is manager
* Same Old Alloa, Always Cheating
* Cammy Bell
* Get pumped 6-1 in the playoffs by Motherwell – Submarine Sunday
* Bilel Moshni 7 game ban
* Mark Warburton is manager
* Boyhood Rangers fan Scott Allan to Celtic
* Mike Ashley
* Mike Ashley owns the badge
* Scottish Cup Final – Hibs 3-2 Rangers
* Hampden Riots / Pitch Invasion
* Lee Wallace is a Grass
* The first of many Statements
* Warburton’s Magic Hat
* The Gap is Closing
* Bread Wrappers for Hats
* There is No Gap
* Joey Barton
* The Rangers are Coming
* Going For 55
* Pumped 5-1 at Celtic Park
* Barton V Halliday
* Barton 3 week training ban
* Martyn Waghorn getting called Shite outside chippy by schoolboy
* Fans trying to get Joe Garner – Glad All Over chant to number 1 in Christmas chart. It got to 31
* Pumped 4-1 by Hearts
* Mark Warburtons Resigns, Except he hasn’t, Except he has, Except he hasn’t, Except he has
* Jim Traynor.
* More Statements
* Graeme Murty is caretaker manager
* Headstands
* Pedro Caxixinha is manager
* Here to take your title
* Pedro’s Mini Leagues
* Salt & Pepper Tactics
* Pitch Invasion at Firhill
* Going for 55 ends with finishing in 3rd place
* The Invincible Treble
* Caixinha’s Press Conferences
* Barking Dogs and Caravans
* Progres 2 – 0 Rangers
* Caixinha arguing with fans in a hedge
* Carlos Pena blows nose of Rangers shorts while signing for new club
* Banning Green Boots
* Statement release regarding Neil Lennon’s ‘Get It Up Ye’ gesture at Ibrox
* Craig Whyte Walks Free
* Caixinha sacked
* Murty as caretaker manager again
* Derek McInnes is Coming Home
* McInnes stays at Aberdeen
* Rangers Fans didn’t want McInnes anyway
* Union Bears moving for Home Games
* Miller’s re-used shirt
* Another Statement
* Concomitant
* The People’s Front of Judea, Meetings about Meetings
* Receive Bid for Morelos from China
* Whits the goalie daein Tam, whits the keeper daein!
* Simunovic sending Kenny Miller into Orbit
* Get beat by 10 man Celtic 3-2 at Ibrox
* Cheering the Scottish cup draw against Celtic
* Battle Fever is On
* Getting Pumped 4-0 by Celtic
* Lustig sending Pedro Caixinha Flying
* Halliday meltdown
* Candeias meltdown
* Captain Lee Wallace suspended
* Kenny Miller suspended
* Fans claim “We Deserve Better”
* Fans padlocked the Gate of the Training Ground
* Dave King says he’s skint
* Hummel
* Hibs cut allocation at Easter Road resulting in another statement
* Getting pumped 5-0 at Celtic Park
* Morelos sent sent off
* Andy Halliday, Halliday, Andy Halliday!!
* Another Halliday meltdown
* Scott Brown living tent free
* Union Bears storm player of the year awards
* Steven Gerrard as manager
* Draw 5-5 with Hibs
* Neil Lennon pretends to be an Aeroplane
* Let’s Go
* EasyJet Flights, A4 Tickets, Economy Class
* Patio Furniture at Training Camp
* Golf Buggies instead of a Coach
* Wheelie Bins
* Orange Strip
* The Takeover Panel ruling
* Dave King facing jail for contempt court
* Sports Direct Tanks on the Lawn
* Socks on the wrong feet
* Training Tops and No Pennant
* Mike Ashley’s £500,000 legal fees
* A Class Above Rangers draw 1-1 with Aberdeen
* Paddy Power paying out Celtic winning the league after one game
* The Airport Loyal
* The Fanzone
* Stadium Tifo Leaked to St Mirren fans – “Our Club, Our City”
* “Your Club Is Dead. Your City Is Shite”
* Miller & Wallace suing for 100k
* Nacho Novo saying “It’s Not Fair”
* The Double Treble
* George Peat
* Shin Pads, 1 pair between 2
* Stripe Gate
* Peaky Blinders are Tims
* Staunch News
* Rangers Shareholders and Organised Crime
* Top after 14 games Trophy
* Beat by Aberdeen 1-0 in League Cup Semi Final
* The best day of Andy Hallidays life
* Dallas awarding 4 penalties
* Going All In
* Defoe signs “Let’s bring the Trophy home boss”
* Rangers sign Jordan Jones from Kilmarnock
* Jordan Jones scores the winner, Kilmarnock 2-1 Rangers
* The Vanguard Bears BBC protest with 18 people
* Andy Halliday going mental at Celtic Park
* Morelos 3 game ban
* Made Up SFA charges
* Alex Rae cheerleader
* Joe Worrall
* Rangers to become the dominate force once again
* Reject bid for Morelos
* Trophy Room at Ibrox renamed the museum
* The Treble Treble
* Smiles are better than trophies
* Fans celebrate Neil Lennon being offered the Celtic managers job
* Warburton says next season because it’s his turn to say it
* Rangers being sued for pulling out of Ibrox Disaster Tribute Garden
* HMRC might have messed up the tax bill
* HMRC confirm tax bill was correct
* Fans funding for Ryan Kent makes £45 in 2 months
* Pop Up Shop at the Louden Tavern
* Ryan Kent for £7m
* Charging fans to watch Ryan Kent first interview
* Battered Celtic in the League Cup Final only to lose 1-0
* Morelos misses a penalty
* Ryan Jack cries
* Winning the “We beat Celtic at Celtic Park” Trophy
* We’re back and we’re coming for ye
* Alfredo ‘Never Scored Against Celtic’ Morelos sent off, Cut Throat Gesture
* Another Statement
* Demanding VAR
* Dubai
* Beat by bottom of the league Hearts 2-1
* Celtic were waiting for us to blink. Today we blinked – Big Time
* Man tampers with Morelos car
* Private Investigator confirmed tamper with Morelos car amid cheating claims from wife
* Dave King Held at gunpoint in South Africa
* Dave King’s South African House Raided
* Beat by Kilmarnock 2-1
* Jim Traynor struck with Rock in Cumbernauld
* Draw 2-2 with St Johnstone
* Pleased to enter the market for a kit supplier
* Knocked Out Scottish Cup by bottom of the league Hearts
* Gerrard All In
* 8th minute applause #InGerrardWeTrust
* Beat by bottom of the league Hamilton
* 94th minute Boos #GerrardOut
* Celtic have blinked with one eye, but we’ve blinked with two
# Fake Invoice

May 4, 2020 8:51 am


Cripes,you’ll need to narrow that down a bit!

May 4, 2020 9:11 am

Good morning all from Govanhill. Bada- all of them. ?

May 4, 2020 9:14 am

Morning All, Mahe good interpretation of current domestic fitbaw nonsense which we all have to wait and see the outcome. Anything having to do with ‘them’ makes as much sense as waiting on the landlord’s dwarves to come over at the next full moon to forge a new thermostat.

Bada you missed the half time draw winner at Ibrokes cheque bouncing ??

Twists n Turns
May 4, 2020 9:20 am

Perhaps Dermot could dig into his billions? In these difficult circumstances?

Nah. Let’s get Joe average to divvy up . He can postpone his mortgage payments for a few months and cancel his satellite tv. Does he really need a holiday this year?

If he’s lost his job he must have redundancy?

All so the overpaid ‘superstars’ keep their income

Smaller clubs?

Players at Clyde, Brechin etc? Yer in the same boat as me.

Anyway, I’m off to work to chase business . On my own now. Working for nothing to try and keep the lights on. Must stop off and post my money to Celtic first. Don’t wanna risk Eddie going hungry ?

Not in the best of moods at present. In fact I’m fekkin scunnered with the whole thing.

Greed- illogical decision making, Sick of it.

I’m not alone I bet ?

May 4, 2020 10:13 am

Bada, for sheer comedy value, Sammy Bell is hard to beat

May 4, 2020 10:15 am

Excellent summary Mahe. Will be very interested to see what they come out with. Plenty of lurid headlines for SMSM no doubt.

May 4, 2020 10:16 am

There are lists, and there are lists ??

Opposite chevrons on sleeves…


May 4, 2020 10:18 am

Jimmy Bell? But, aye…

May 4, 2020 11:05 am

See all off you coming on here ,saying players should take a pay cut,I’m fine with that ,but then to come on and say they are not renewing,I’m fine with that to,I’m fortunate that I can renew my season ticket,what I would like Celtic Football Club to do is make a season ticket affordable for everyone,could they do that?

May 4, 2020 11:30 am

I think he meant Cammy bell ??

Bada Bing
May 4, 2020 12:32 pm

Rumour has it the DUP PR Orangeman,will be the escapegoat here,as they have hee haw in ‘evidence ‘

Bada Bing
May 4, 2020 12:36 pm

Jimmy Krankie says there will be no change to restrictions

May 4, 2020 1:04 pm

Neil Doncaster on the steps of Hampden

May 4, 2020 1:09 pm

Cammy Bell? Jimmy Bell? Hari-Kiri Bell? They are all Bells to end all Bells.

May 4, 2020 1:15 pm

Afternoon all, I hope this finds you in fair fettle and surviving as best you can!

Mahe…bang on with;
“Assuming things get back to a semblance of normal at some stage someone has got to ask the question, what next?
Our rivals cannot break even in this ongoing battle as we have seen and are seeing again with a rough figure of ten million pre-virus., which in Scottish football terms is no small change.
At some stage someone somewhere must face the reality that we have a juggernaut that isn’t being stopped and whether its all been done above board or not, thats just not competition.
Thats swatting aside.
Great for the big bhoys fans but not so for the rest.”
Aberdeen made a decent fist of challenging for 2nd spot when they were able to but it lasted only 70-85% of any season until the challenge collapsed, likewise The Rangers -they gave up on Dec 29th when they thought they’d done enough!! But I’d take Celtic as champions every season as long as there are teams capable of challenging, preferably to the last game or two. We need competition of course but it’s up to the competition to bring it. We should never put ourselves in the position that we weaken ourselves to make it easier for someone to beat us. As Champions we get the chance to try and compete in the CL and it shouldn’t be forgotten that the Club have worked hard to get us to this point.

I can clearly sense your anxieties and tensions for your sons and for your own business and believe me I’ve been there under different circumstances and know what you’re going through right now, and I genuinely hope that you survive or at least come out of the current situation with a bit of satisfaction! As for your sons they are young enough, and I suspect smart enough, to be able to come out the other side of this and survive well! It is a crucial point in our history and will define how people think for a couple of generations, I think, and the longer it goes on the longer the aftereffects! But specifically thinking about the high-earners wages at CFC they have agreed to DEFER their salaries for the time being. There may come a time when individuals’ circumstances may have to ask the Club to make a payment to them as they don’t have SPARE READIES and this is more likely than you’d expect. I remember reading the Secret Footballer when Rangers were being asked to take a 75% cut before they went down in 2012, he wrote that it was fine to look at how much players were earning but generally speaking their salaries were tied up in property/investments etc that were not necessarily quickly or easily accessed. Please don’r read this as sympathy for guys earning ridiculous amounts for kickin a baw about, it’s not that, it’s an attempt to look at the situation with a certain pragmatism!

May 4, 2020 1:31 pm

Big Jim Packy and JtT
How are you guys doing today? I hope you’re both well!
Big Jim Packy – one thing that I thought was strange was the council permitting you to do only one dog per day! What was the reason for that?

May 4, 2020 1:37 pm

or, indeed, Bellends…!

May 4, 2020 1:52 pm

The list, I’m only halfway through, deserves more than a single line each!! You can surely produce a series of articles with a couple more lines added to add meat and humour. In these uncertain times humour is the one thing that alleviates the worries and stresses even if only for a short time!
If I was your teacher I’d give you an ‘A’ but I think you’re good enough for an ‘A+’ !!
Brilliant Bada….now for the second half 🙂 🙂 🙂

May 4, 2020 1:53 pm

New kit? Could be a photoshopped fake -imho – but gets the ? from moi if it is our new strip.

As for a scenario of some of the highly remunerated prima donna footballers at CFC spitting oot their dummies if they have to take a pay cut for a while – “if you don’t like it GTF ASAP” would be my opinion and i’m reasonably sure the opinion of most of the support. We have lost much better players than we have in the current squad in the past, should any of the current squad wish to leave, we always recover.


A thing of beauty
May 4, 2020 2:03 pm

Oglach IF that’s the new kit, it’ll save me a few quid. I already have a centenary cup final replica shirt.
TImbhoy 2. I don’t think anyone is saying they are definitely not renewing. You are lucky as you say that you can afford to pay for a product that you don’t know anything about. Others, especially in the current climate may have a better place for £600, especially if they lose their livelihood. Like you though I would like Celtic to say something. My ticket is renewed automatically but more info would be helpful.

May 4, 2020 2:08 pm

Since you’re on, apologies for not replying to you on Saturday. I hadn’t tohught about fostering a dog and I’m not sure it’s a route my missus would have been happy to go down. It’s difficult talking about it in the house as we don’t want to look even remotely interested in getting a dug as the kids would then think it was written in stone…when it’s actually a wee idea drawn in the sand right at the watter’s edge!!! 😉 But thanks for thinkng about my poor children, appreciated. 😉 🙂 🙂

May 4, 2020 2:12 pm

Not nearly as good as the sponsorship deal Sevco just got £20million for 4 years, from Castore, and it’s true because Tom English confirmed it while waving his wand and riding past on a unicorn that pees gold and farts out dreams.

Mike in Toronto
May 4, 2020 2:45 pm


The story I told was about the Law School.
Historically, there were two court streams ..the Law Court, and the Court of Equity. Over the centuries, the two courts merged, and so, Technically, the Courts today are both Courts of Justice, and Courts of law.

However, too often your point to more law than justice is all too correct.


That is a good looking strip.

May 4, 2020 3:03 pm

McCaff, Hiya pal hope you’re well. I’m very worried about Packy just now and the effects this pandemic is having on his business/livelihood. I know nothing about it all from a business point of view. Wish the likes of you and Twisty could contact him via Bobby or Mahe. Just to make sure he’s getting max. help.

big packy
May 4, 2020 3:12 pm

AFTERNOON ALL and JIM MCAFF hi pal just got in and seen your post, been getting groceries for wee joans mum, all ok thanks the reason was all our staff are still furloughed, so joan had to bath the dog and then groom the dog herself, while wearing full uniform mask and gloves, then the whole salon had to be disinfected, took 7 hours ,hope you are well?

May 4, 2020 3:14 pm

I’m good Jim, just all getting on with it here. I’m in agreement with you but also cognisant that people have their own way of dealing with things and sometimes it can look like you’re sticking your nose in to other peoples’ business. It’s a tough balancing act!!
Big Jim Packy – On a VERY serious note, if you want to chat contact Mick and I’ll get my details to you. I’m not sure if I’ll be any use but sometimes a different voice with a different view can be helpful!!

May 4, 2020 3:16 pm

Big Jim Packy
just read your post after sending mine….my offer stands, and all in the strictest confidence of course, there wouldn’t be anything on here aboot it!! Love to Wee Joan! 🙂

big packy
May 4, 2020 3:17 pm

HI JIM just seen your post thanks for your concern? we are ok pal, we will get by, there is a lot more worse off than us, how are you today?

May 4, 2020 3:17 pm

McCaff, I know what you mean I feel very uncomfortable posting. But on the other hand it’s not unusual for business folk to talk to each other.

big packy
May 4, 2020 3:19 pm

MCAFF, thanks for the offer, will see what happens on sunday when boris announces his plans,.luv ya to bits????

May 4, 2020 3:22 pm

Hiya Packy, I’ll feel a lot better when you and Joan are back to normal! Bloody pandemic. Too much time on my hands to sit and think. A decade ago I wouldn’t have given you a second thought! 🙂 LOL.

big packy
May 4, 2020 3:24 pm

JIM, thanks I love you too???

May 4, 2020 3:26 pm

Big Jim Packy

You talked about converting the garage etc. Don’t be hasty with any decisions. Also don’t be forced to take derisory offers from unscrupulous people who think they have you over a barrel! The worst time to make a decision is when you feel pressured to do it…take your time to think things through with a clear head..look at all of your options!

May 4, 2020 3:29 pm

What a difference a decade can make. Can’t tell you what I was doing (confidential) but it was a far cry from sitting on a blog everyday!