Peter Lawwell – J’accuse !

Morning,all.

 

We’ve come a long way since the heady heights of Seville,have we not? Yet someone born at the start of that journey has only just reached the age where he or she can order a drink,so it isn’t that long ago,not really. My niece was already at primary school,and she still hasn’t completed her education,so definitely not that long ago. Heady days,when we scared the living daylights out of the very best in Europe-and why was that? Because we belonged on the same stage,that’s why.

 

No team scared us,and certainly not at home. And if our record away from home wasn’t quite as impressive,teams frequently had to resort to “the dark arts” to get the better of us. For instance,Turin and Seville itself.

 

Life since then as a Hoooopster hasn’t always been so rosy. Yes,I know fine well what we won that famous Year of Seville,and that we’ve won much more since-domestically,at least-but teams feared us then. We would get freaky bad results,but more often than not we absolutely destroyed the opposition. More often than not,they couldn’t lay a glove on us,and didn’t have a clue where to start with it.

 

And now this. Not only do teams not fear us anymore,they bliddy fancy their chances against us. And particularly in Europe,our results prove that. We’ve gone from Fortress Parkhead to offering teams the freedom of it. And not overnight either,I might add.

 

A decade ago we were throwing away three leagues in a row against,admittedly,a financially doped hunnery and all without a complaint about that or the “strange” issue of “honest mistakes”. Does anyone think Dallas would have lost his job through complaints from Celtic? He didn’t over Dougiegate,it was the poor patsy linesman,Steve Craven,who carried the can for that. No,Celtic ignored it like they ignored everything. It took Phil Mac to push that one.

 

And don’t start me on Resolution 12. Don’t start me on replacing Henrik with Henri Kamara-aw,ffs!-and that on loan too. Or dumping the high earners way too soon,the treatment of Bobo which left Gordon Strachan having to play Caldwell and McManus instead. Like Martin O’Neill,Gordon left with three titles in his locker. Both of their own accord,how strange.

 

Or the refusal to say a word while Tony Mowbray’s teams were getting kicked off the park,all but ruining the career of a fine man and at that time,a proven manager. A hard bloke who had suffered some dreadful blows in his life,but was left without support from his superiors.

 

We can run through the Neil Lennon years,of a refusal to renew Scott Brown’s contract when his first one ran out. Or the forced departure of Samaras and Ledley amongst many others. The forced departures too of Lenny’s assistants,Thommo and Mjallby,and the enforced placement of Ronny Deila as assistant. Which led to Lenny calling it a day and the assistant taking the top job long before he was ready-and clearly without the necessary understanding of the strange ways of Scottish football.

 

Or the backing of the aforementioned superiors,bar actually shoehorning him into the job. At which he tried manfully,winning both titles he contested,but it was a job too far and a job too early for him.

 

Which leads us to the Brendan Rodgers era. And on the back of a legendary Invincible Treble in the year of our 50th Anniversary of Lisbon,BR went into the close season knowing exactly who he wanted-and needed!-to improve the team. Aye,Brendan. Didn’t take you long to discover who was boss,as it wasn’t just the players who went on holiday for the close season. And when the same happened again the following year-despite qualifying again for the group stages of The Champions League-he quite rightly decided he’d had enough. Aye,I was pissed off at the timing-check the archives for 26/02/2019 for an article titled Snakes and Adders-but I don’t blame him for leaving. I’ll never forgive him for the timing of it though.

 

Which brings us to the return of The Prodigal Son. The legend who is Neil Lennon,available and hired to push us over the line. He completed The Treble Treble to go with his three titles already,both as player and as manager. Against the wishes of some of us,he got the job full time. But he,as ever,hasn’t received the backing from his superiors.

 

One in particular.

 

The fella who joined us soon after Seville,and soon manoeuvred himself into The Big Panjandrum at Celtic Park. Who micromanages every single aspect of the running of the club to the extent that if he got run over by a bus tomorrow,the club would probably grind to a halt-because nobody else is allowed any responsibility. The fella who thinks he knows better than the footballing professionals and long ago promoted himself to de facto Director of Football,with every decision on contracts or signings at his whim.

 

The fella who manoeuvred our two best managers since Jock out of the door,hands over fan details to the police but won’t stand up for the club or the fans in the face of thuggery and cheating on and off the pitch. A man,in other words,who knows when to choose his battles and won’t take anyone on simply for the benefit of the people who turn up every week.

 

Someone who has no compunction about throwing managers under the bus,sells their best players,expects them to qualify for Europe with any old dross he gives them.

 

A man,in other words,who knows how to earn a bonus and has no compunction about how he does it. Who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

 

Particularly not the values that we,the fans,associate with our famous club.

 

Peter Lawwell-J’accuse!

 

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Above article by BMCUWP

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jimthetim53

Packy, glad your feeling better. I’ve got to remind myself we can and do play good football despite our deficiencies. It’s easy to forget that on the back of 3 poor games.

M6bhoy

Big Packy – The motorway network through the West Midlands is a nightmare through sheer volumes of traffic and never-ending roadworks. I know junction 20 pretty well as I used to commute to Runcorn from the West Mids which was a bit of a nightmare as well.

Big Audio Dynamite

Eddy showing a little loyalty as we took a chance on him, after he shot 3 hostages he was holding, barricaded himself in a Paris suburb and demanded negotiators get him a plane to Glasgow to sign for Celtic.

jimthetim53

B.A.D. LOL πŸ™‚

Mike in Toronto

Rebus ..

Glad you told me … I wasn’t sure who was drinking more last night … Calton (not seeing posts that were there) or me (reading posts that weren’t there! πŸ™‚ )

Lets get the Friday music session started early ….

jimthetim53

Great film Mike. My favourite song and scene from it is Younger Than Springtime.

big packy

JIM, did you get my e-mail??,yes we can play decent football jim, but the players need coaching, if you get my drift😎

jimthetim53

Yes got your email Packy. Cheers buddy.

big packy

M6BHOY im only 4 miles from runcorn, that stretch of the motorway from 14 to 20 has been a nightmare for years, been stuck on it many a time unfortunately.😎

big packy

MIKE i thought you were jims age, now i know your my age.LOL.😎😎

jimthetim53

big packy

on a serious note, they dont make movies like that anymore unfortunately, it was indeed a golden era of hollywood, we wont see the likes of it again.

Mike in Toronto

BP

I’m a dog person ….so, I’m not even 8 yet!

Have you seen LaLaLand? I watched it again recently …I am a big fan of Gene Kelly and the old musicals… and I am not saying it is as good as that … but I thought it was pretty great … definitely a tribute to those old musicals, but updated slightly ….

if you havent seen it, give it a look … I think you would enjoy it.

big packy

MIKE, will give it a look, luv to you and seamus πŸ‘

The Real McCoy

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Mahe.
Don’t know what’s wrong with BlogπŸ€”
I’m as drunk as Calton 😎
No posts showing and can’t access unless I post.
( iPhone)

Big Audio Dynamite

I had a few issues with posts appearing and disappearing …nothing to make song and dance about ..or even a musical! πŸ˜‰

rebus67

Please forgive me for this post. Slap me down if you wish.

Two weeks ago my wife was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation…a racing heart. She has started meds for it but sometimes they make her very tired, other times a little sick.

Anyone else have experience of this illness? I would be interested in any assistance/advice that you have to offer.

You can get my email addy from Bobby so that we keep this off of the blog.

Regrets for taking up the blog with this but she is my life and I want to do everything that I can for her.

Rebus

Big Audio Dynamite

Rebus, you have nothing to apologise for. I had never heard of that ..will certainly have a look myself now.

I wish you all the very best, mate πŸ’š

big packy

REBUS, you dont have to have regrets, im sure some posters might be able to help you, give my best wishes to your wife,H,H,

Big Audio Dynamite

And you have reminded me the folly of being depressed over a football match! Perspective.

Hail Hail, Rebus

Mike in Toronto

Rebus

Sorry… I have no advice to offer, except never feel you have to apologize for posting anything on here (a genuinely nice group of people), and particularly not for asking for advice for something like that.

Sadly, I cant offer much advice… hopefully, someone on here will be a bit more use than I ….but I can and will offer to say a prayer at church on Sunday…and there is still the offer of that steak dinner when you guys are feeling better.

I’m wondering if Jamesgang of CQN (isn’t he with the heart & stroke foundation?) might be of some assistance. Struck me as one of the nicest people I have met through CQN/SC … and I’m sure someone on here would also be in contact with him. just a thhought…

Twisty

Rebus

I asked my daughter ( she graduated in medicine) about AF. Her response:

Yes AF causes a fast and/or irregular heartbeat. Normally controlled with beta blockers such as atenolol (or most other drugs ending in lol!) or drugs like
flecainide. She can ask for an anti emetic (anti sickness) medication such as cyclizine in the first instance and that should hopefully help.
Or buccastem if taking tablets is an issue when she feels sick. They just dissolve under the lip x

The Real McCoy

Rebus – Healing thoughts for your wife πŸ™πŸ»
MIT – great shout re Jamesgang and right on cue in comes Twisty’s daughter πŸ‘ to confirm we are indeed β€œ a genuinely nice group of people β€œ.
It’s in our DNA πŸ€
β€œ Who can we turn to but each other β€œ 🎼

Awe Naw

I was cleaning up my closet I’ve been using my phone for pics and videos while on holiday and came across this. My oh my how time flies. I done this for the absolute gentleman that is Twists shortly before the last time we played the huns. Bhoy was that a dark start to the year. Little did we know then what was about to behold us and like has just been said puts losing a football match into context.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18eycPAyzgTdJyzI7G5CFPxx4-L1jHZ7d/view?usp=drivesdk

Rebus hope your wife gets her condition sorted to both your contentment. I’m godless but I’m rooting for you both as I’m rooting for Neil Frances Lennon

Twisty

Awe Naw
I was removing quite a number of songs from my playlists quite recently. I found some music that had meant something to me for various reasons, no longer appealed to me, so I deleted them

Angie is one I never tire of listening to. Love the record. Thanks again for taking the time to do that.

Awe Naw
Awe Naw

Twists,

Anytime for you

Mike in Toronto

Awe Naw

What’s going on here?! I was in the cancer hospital for tests every week from March until last week, and I never got a song!

Admittedly, everything turned out okay, so I wasn’t expecting you to fly to Toronto and serenade me outside my door (although that would have been nice… I haven’t been serenaded in a while)….

but I still figure that has to be worth, if not a song, at least a dirty limerick or something….

πŸ™‚

Mike in Toronto

There once was a lawyer from Nantucket ….

πŸ™‚

big packy

MIKE, just saw your post on cqn @ 4-56, no response, dont worry bud its all in the game.😎😎

Mike in Toronto

BP

Not one response!? That’s it …. I think we need to settle this once and for all … tell those CQN gits, the SC bhoys will see them in the playground after school….

πŸ™‚

Mike in Toronto

The CQN/SC war counsel ….

Mike in Toronto

which leads us to ….

big packy

MIKE πŸ‘

big packy

MIKE, in all honesty there is some cracking posters on there, and there is also some not so cracking posters, if you get my drift 😎 most of them say to me, give bobby my best regards he is badly missed on here, nothing about you and me, im deeply hurt😎😎

Awe Naw

MIT,

I genuinely didn’t know that buddy. I hope you don’t think I’m some kind of callous bastard but I decided to take a break from the blog as I felt that I was the embodiment of ‘schemie liquers’… Starting fights in empty hooses.

Hope your keeping well and the prognosis is good.

For you across the Atlantic

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ij_QDcq-2rq_hKZTAHA8RaPmFNHRzJf3/view?usp=drivesdk

Love xx

Noel Skytrot

Rebus, I hope your wife is okay and can manage the condition with whatever helps.

M6bhoy

Big Packy, I worked for Department of Education in Runcorn across from the town’s attractive shopping centre. Got to know Cheshire pretty well navigating the A roads when I knew the M56 and M6 were grid-locked. There was one occasion when the M56 was closed for a day when a lorry fell off a bridge onto the motorway. Amazingly, the only fatality was the lorry driver. I did consider moving to Chester but house prices were a bit steep. Just as well I didn’t cos the office got shut and everything moved to Manchester. I beat a hasty retreat to Birmingham. I now work for Public Health England and guess what???

Mike in Toronto

Awe Naw

Some of the lads on here knew I was in, and were great (as expected) …. but nobody on here needed to hear the details about me getting a camera stuck up my bum*.. .or worse, up my willy …but its really not so bad …..I had to do 2 cystoscopies this year (they stick a camera up your willie)… but from the age of 30 (when I was first diagnosed with bladder cancer) to 40, I had to do them 4 times a year….

* although, now that I am thinking about it, that is sort of how Kim Kardashian got her big break, isn’t it? this might be the start of my new (internet porn) career! …. ‘Mike in Toronto … lets see what he’s got in his (legal) briefs! ‘ coming soon to your local cable provider!

πŸ™‚

big packy

M6BHOY, small world my wife worked for the department of employment in runcorn till 2005, and yes i remember that accident, it was only a couple of miles from our house,πŸ‘

rebus67

Thanks to everyone for their kind responses. AND for the wee tune, Awe Naw! It sums up how I feel about her..after 56 years of being together(50 married).

Rebus

Twisty

Hey!! Can I get a song for my stomach hernia? Whit about β€œ the bump” by Kenny?

No?

Ok, I’ll just hang out anyway.

Doc told me I’ve not to lift anything over 5lb. How am I supposed to pee then???

big packy

TWISTY, 😍😍

Mike in Toronto

Twisty

I heard that PL has someone whose sole job is to hold his while he pees!

πŸ™‚

Twisty

Mike
😁
On a serious note
Like Awe Naw, I didn’t realise you’d had medical issues. I’m glad you seem to have it under control. Stay healthy bud.

Awe Naw

My Ghod what a scrawny bunch you are. I was going to tell you all about my flat feet. I’ll no bother noo.

Rebus67,

Glad you liked it. The docs will get it sorted. Stay strong.

MarioB

I feel this song sums up where we are at present Celtic fans are with each other. I understand both sides views re: putting money into club for sustainability and seeing the one and only true green and white hoops. And the supporters who wish not to part with their hard earned cash. In reality the supporters need to REBEL against the board.
https://youtu.be/674KGKRQBPE
joy division

Mike in Toronto

Twisty

Thanks… but it is something I have lived with for 25 years now… hadn’t really been an issue for a while, but sort of popped up (the problem, not my willie) at the start of the year ….for some reason, my PSA numbers spiked by 400%, so they were all freaking out … but turned out okay in the end (again, if you will pardon the pun)

only thing I would say is …. guys, if you are over 50 make sure that you get your PSA (prostate ) numbers checked, and get a colo-rectal cancer test done …. it is really easy now … they give you a little package, you just poop on a stick, and send the sample in …

but according to my oncologist, they are seeking a spike in these types of cancers, most of which are very treatable so long as they are caught early.

so, dont be embarrassed … if you havent been in to see your gp recently, get yourselves checked out..

The Real McCoy

Twisty…😎
I Can Feel It – The Silencers
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ampu_NNUxnY

ASWGL

Evening all, another good leader BMCUW

Last post i see from today is BAD at 4:33 pm.
I had a look in last night after 11pm before bed too, but posts seemed to stop about 6pm yesterday.

Edit: After i posted all the missing posts appeared, so something definitely wrong with site