Nine And A Half Weeks,,,



That’s the blight of international football over till March,if we get that far. Thank the Lord-it continues to be a source of frustration for me and for so many others. Approaching the end of November,and the EPL has only had eight rounds of fixtures while Celtic have only managed twelve so far. A ridiculous state of affairs,and you can already see the fixture pile-ups not far over the horizon.


Between now and New Year,Celtic have a League Cup tie at home to Ross County as well as the delayed 2020 Scottish Cup Final against the gorgie gargoyles. Add in three pretty meaningless Europa League ties and it’s a miracle that we have any time left at all to play league football!


But do it,we must. And more importantly,we have to do it a damn sight better than we’ve managed so far this season. Our league schedule till New Year throws in another six matches during 39 days,a crushing total of eleven matches in that period. And then kicks off the New Year with a trip to the Victorian lavvy on the other side of town. It reads Hibs (A) St Johnstone (H) Kilmarnock (H) Ross Co (H) Hamilton (A) and Dundee Utd (H)


It’s too much to hope that Hamilton will have time to lay the new carpet that they bought in the Boxing Day sales,so we will just have to deal with it. Meantime,I hope the Sky commentator has done his homework,because it will be over two months by then since he last commentated on a Celtic game.


So much for Sky,the wonderful media partner that Scottish football whores itself for…


But I’d like to project your thoughts just a little past New Year,and to the end of January. That gives us Sevco (A) Hibs (H) Livingston (H) St Mirren (A) and Hamilton (H). There are three empty midweek slots there,and I suspect that Celtic will use at least two of them to play the previously postponed ones from earlier,and the total of eleven league games in the two months gives us a full round of matches,a quarter of our season schedule,plus any rescheduled postponements.


We need to win them all! In fact,we should be going out on Saturday,and in every following game this season,with the firm intention of not only taking a fourth Treble,not only with designs on beating the Nine In A Row that The Lisbon Lions et al achieved around half a century ago,we should be focusing on beating a record which I personally treasure.


The 25 successive league victories that Martin’s magnificent side achieved,and we should be wanting to do it in the same manner too. A mix of steel and panache,putting a marker down to everyone that they write us off at their peril,and far too soon at that.


To achieve this is not an insurmountable task,far from it,but it will take a massive improvement on what we have seen so far. And it will mean EVERYONE involved stepping up and doing their bliddy job. That’s the manager,the coaches and most of all,the players. It means being professional and playing as though they still have it all to prove-which,trust me,many of them do,especially if they want that big money move. It means proper coaching. And it means proper recruitment too,starting with a left sided centre back who is fit and ready to start right away.


The Celtic fans have had it with excuses,had it with players not giving a monkeys,or with simply playing whichever way they feel like. It’s a team game and there are ten colleagues out there to pass the ball to,start a move going,run into a dangerous area to receive. There are records to be broken and legendary status to be achieved. There’s room on the big wraparound mural adorning the stadium for fuxake! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a team that did all that?


We will soon find out.


Above article by BMCUWP. As always,we are keen to get the views of our members on here too. Mail them to MAHE and we will publish as Article of the Day.

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November 20, 2020 7:12 am

NAPSTERS follow the link…

November 20, 2020 7:16 am

Unfortunately,MAHE hasn’t provided a link to CHALMERSBHOY’s PREDICTOR competition,and it looks like we can no longer put comments on the old one.

There aren’t any games till tomorrow anyway,but if anyone wants to put their predictions on the Naps competition page,I’ll forward them to CHALMERSBHOY.

November 20, 2020 7:22 am

I asked this last night,with the answer to come in the morning if no-one got it. Well done,MAGS! Dunno how he knew that the answer was…

Question for you all,answer tomorrow morning if no-one gets it before then.

Which Scottish club last held the world record transfer fee for buying a player?

November 19, 2020 7:57 pm

November 20, 2020 7:22 am
Cosy Corner Bhoy
November 20, 2020 9:02 am

I think I’ve seen a few Sydney Puddefoots in my time watching the Hoops…. Step forward Mr. Scheidt of Brazilian international fame and Parkhead ‘ Who the f??k thought he was a football player ,never mind the £6 million pound man…he’s definitely Shite infamy ‘, immediately springs to mind.
Another excellent article btw!

November 20, 2020 9:08 am


Bit early to give me nightmares!

I was thinking about your situation earlier,how Sturgeon had given North Ayrshire a “reprieve” by not moving it into the lockdown status of Tier 4 like the rest of the Central Belt. But actually your situation is worse. While the rest of the Central Belt can move about in it,North Ayrshire is hemmed in,unable to go anywhere that isn’t Tier 4-which is illegal!

Not the kind of lock-in that anyone can enjoy,that’s for sure…

Awe Naw
November 20, 2020 11:43 am

I posted before about our PLC´s high wire balancing act with regards Sevco. It was quite clear from 2012 onward what our board desired. They desired as always Their cake and eat it a permanently hamstrung Old Firm partner. It was often proclaimed on CQN that The Rangers would never bother us seriously ever again. The occasional cup win possibly even a league but these would be so rare that it was considered objective achieved. Our PLC were just buying time the best squirrel of them all, PL promises and stated objectives are quickly forgotten about or dumped without fanfare or notice and making financial hay while the sun shone. That´s their DNA

In the meantime Res 12 has come and almost gone. Also in the meantime the Scottish SNP government assured that The Rangers would be returned to the clutches of The Klan. Three separate malicious prosecutions brought about by The Crown to help the Queens 11 secure the desired ownership- incredibly that a former failed Rangers director no questions asked No pretense here they don’t give a fuck he couldn’t pass a fit and proper person test and then officially became a business pariah within the UK business community and has a criminal record as long as your arm and that on the back of an SNP, SFA, Celtic plc sponsored action. Hence why the SFA encouraged by Peter Lawwell had to come to a Dave King Fit and Proper person solution. Credit to them though unlike; The SNP government, Crown Prosecution service, Scottish Police, BBC Scotland, STV, and the SMSM they didn’t have to lift their skirts to the entire world to do so. Which is a very pertinent point to the direction I am going in with this post. A strong and lengthy list , a combination of how state apparatus can work and in perfect harmony. Omerta as BMCUWP called it last week

Nothing that we dont already know about of course, but it clearly demonstrates how deep the national necessity it is to keep The Old Firm afloat and relevant and to ensure that “the very fabric of Scottish society” continues. Now if the SNP government is prepared to act in this open, embarrassing and criminal way without any recourse of action. I wonder how many YES voters they consider were lost at the alter of Rangers liquidation. The loss of those voters will not be countenanced this time around. It must be significant. I wonder if the First Ministers constituency also plays a part in the seamless SNP governments thinking with regards to matters in the Southside of Glasgow. It´s a strong indication that Holyrood does not play it any differently to Westminster with regards the working class, Fenian peasantry and protecting the establishment. Considering how late to the SNP Scottish independence game Sir David Murray arrived it´s a hell of a lot of protection for a minimal dalliance. Yes there´s far more to it than that.

Anyway back to our PLC´s high wire trapeze act regarding Sevco. When the SPFL was suspended due to covid-19 our plc will have seen front line the panic that it induced with regards to the much needed anticipated income for last seasons end. Sevco dangerously close to the precipice. All the work and subterfuge involved in the 5WA and more importantly the SPFL not SPL, the SPFL being set up solely and exactly for the purpose of protecting the Old Firm against liquidation, then it would have been pointless. SO WE CANNOT GO THERE AGAIN EVER. IT WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN AGAIN.

So when it came to thrashing out a solution to the problem that Sevco needed money and pronto like our PLC happily accepted the ninth title being bestowed upon us at a price. It would mean Sevco getting an earlier than expected financial hand out and our PLC agreed to that then and that the price would be that Res 12 would be buried. Our PLC at this stage is doing a headstand on that high wire. They get their cake and eat it

So I feel that Resolution 12 will have run its course by the next AGM, it will be voted down and we will have to accept that along with the mealy mouthed assertion that is is being left in the capable hands of our PLC.

I do not believe that the Celtic support will ever get any satisfaction relying on the footballing bodies to do the right and proper thing. I.e live by their own statutes. In fact in the shady world of football I dont think any fan of any club will. It is that shady. A change of tact is necessary here and I think that it should move away from it being a football initiative. A Celtic fan Fenian peasant football initiative as far as Scotland is concerned. It should be moved to being an assault upon the bodies that are unnecessarily from our point of view, literally throwing millions of tax payers pounds away on serving The Old Firm.

I think the embarrassment for; Police Scotland , The Crown Prosecution Service and the SNP government has behaved with regards to theses ‘malicious prosecutions” should be concentrated upon and exploited to the full and to try and gather as much information as possible about how Scottish tax payers money is being wasted to prop up the businesses of Celtic and Rangers. How ? Freedom of Information act requests should be getting fired off to get to the crux of this matter. This should also be extended to any decisions that have been taken at government level to try and extract more information into the public domain. Letters to your local MP, MSP, The First Minister. Dress it up as an anti Old Firm initiative as that is exactly what it would be. It would get some support from the “provincial” clubs followers (i.e other Scottish tax payers) who get no benefit from their own Governments deliberate criminal actions.

Areas of interest of the top of my head. (please feel free to add)

Sir David Murray business dealings
The shame game summit
Commonwealth games beneficiaries cake and eat it
CBE´s for former procurator fiscals who retired before normal (see next item on list)
Expensive malicious prosecutions (THIS IS A VERITABLE MINEFIELD — particularly with Masonic Orange Order relations)
Scott Arfield`s birthday party
Ibrox stadium safety certificates

Any petitioners to these bodies would need to hammer home that they have no affiliation to anything but their rate of tax.

All these bodies are accountable and they are accountable to the Scottish public.

The only other alternative is to stop giving them your money. Which most seem incapable of. Me ? more than 8 year and counting and I have hardly missed a game that I wanted to see.

Ayrshire Bhoy
November 20, 2020 11:48 am

Sink or swim for Lenny now and he has to pick the players up for the fight. Not based on past form, glories etc but by looking each player in the eye and asking ‘are you up for this?’ If he has a doubt about any player he cant pick them simple, no more room for saying ‘players don’t want to be here, we need a culture change’. Your the boss Lenny its your arse on the line so go into the fight only picking guys ready to give it all.

Ayrshire Bhoy
November 20, 2020 12:01 pm

Awe Naw

Great post covering most of the issues, scary thing is this season is looking like a carbon copy of 2011.
4.5 years since I removed my financial backing and it was very hard initially but I’m very comfortable with my choice and don’t regret any of it.

A thing of beauty
November 20, 2020 12:03 pm

Haven’t got time for a proper read back just now but thanks to Chalmers boy for posting the Christmas ad. Just when I thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse. If Pam Ayers had come up with poetry like that she’d never have made it out her kitchen.
Utterly dire.

November 20, 2020 12:41 pm

Bah humbug..

Bada Bing
November 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Billy Bhoy
November 20, 2020 1:00 pm


Great article today. The next few weeks and months are, I suspect, going to be very tense. Much more so than I would ever have predicted pre-season. I though The Ten would have been a procession. How wrong I was!

The season so far has been an unmitigated disaster. No settled team, no settled formation, lack of tactics, lack of form and all the Covid related disruption.

I see Lenny has been telling the media that he is going to sit Edouard down for a big chat. I’m not sure big Eddie is going to be happy to be reading that over his breakfast! This could go badly wrong. He has looked quite surly in recent times so I’m not sure having this highlighted in the media is the best way to proceed.
We’ll probably find out tomorrow I suppose!

November 20, 2020 2:38 pm


That is one helluva post,and boy does it raise some questions! There are quite a few obstacles though in the way of getting to the promised land,where people in power are held accountable for their wrongdoings,their arrogance,their complete disdain for the ordinary Joe.

But really they all boil down to one thing-accountability,or the lack of it.

In Scotland,the SNP hold all the strings in a devolved parliament,and while I wish this was not so,it isn’t going to change anytime soon. No matter how well or how badly you or I may think they are handling any particular part of their role-or even all of it-their grip on the electorate does not look like loosening.

At Celtic,we don’t even have the luxury of a futile vote! There,it is money that talks. And I gave up believing in a Fairy Godmother around the same time as Santa.

The SFA/SPFL? Voted in by the same moneymen,and their ilk at other clubs. There to do their bidding.

UEFA/FIFA? Probably a byword in corruption.

Problem is that we needed a Fergus just at the time he turned up to combat the money and corrupt practices of Murray,and while we celebrated that at the time,we didn’t know how things would turn out. Same as Man United celebrated the riches brought by their stock exchange listing in the 80s to topple Liverpool from their perch,or the Arab buyout of Man City to do the same to their neighbours. Etc…

Once the moneymen arrive on the scene,it’s a business. Sporting integrity is gone for good. That is where we are now,looking on in sheer despair as everything that we hold dear about our club and about the game in general is ripped away from us. We have gradually come to realise that over time,even as we denied that our club was a part of it,that it is just the same as every other club,every other board. Think about it-in the last decade or so,how much non-Celtic football on TV do we watch now compared to then? Not a lot,in most cases that I know of.

Football has never been more popular,never had so much money flowing into it-yet the TV viewing figures are dropping through the floor. Because we are getting wise to how the game has been stolen from us,wise to the fact that there’s not a single thing we can do about it. Wise to the fact that it long ago ceased to be The Beautiful Game that we were reared on.

And wise to the fact,sadly,that Celtic isn’t more than just a club. It isn’t even that. It’s a business,in maybe the most corrupt business of them all.

November 20, 2020 3:02 pm

It was cringeworthy and looked like someones kid did it on their iPhone.
Made Charlie Green’s Night before Christmas look Oscar worthy.
Wonder if Lawwell has young nephews or nieces?
My wife asked if it was a spoof when i showed it to her.

November 20, 2020 3:04 pm

Gday possums,
Happy Friday and hope all are well.
God bless all those with health issues or less fortunate than ourselves.

Some real football will be most welcome tbh. Haven’t watched International footie in a long time.

Babysitting today. Would love to reply to the Res12 posts but no time to compose.

Is it worse than Charlie Greens Christmas cracker? Won’t be watching to find out myself

Hail Hail

Margaret McGill
November 20, 2020 3:07 pm

Awe Naw
Its a Hunspiracy!
You forgot that most Tims love being the martyr, part of their Munchbossen syndrome.

November 20, 2020 3:07 pm


I gave up after about four lines. Worse than a P3 panto-written by the kids.

A thing of beauty
November 20, 2020 3:16 pm

Awe Naw
An excellent post and I have actually come round to the thinking that we are part of he the old firm and our board is in cahoots with them. But as bmcuwp the establishment in the uk and in Scotland ensure there is never justice when they want something covered up. It was highlighted the other day how David Cameron told Geraldine Finucane there would never be justice for her husband being murdered by British forces. Do you think we will get justice to prove how our establishment protects the establishment football team? Not a chance. If you think about it, the old firm
Pound and vote is worth too much in money and in votes. Is that wrong? Yes. It’s wrong from our board and wrong from Our government and I live for the day we’ll be rid of both and start again.

A thing of beauty
November 20, 2020 3:22 pm

Billy bhoy,
I have to say yet again that I am losing the place with Neil Lennon. Why are we fuelling the smsm with this talk? Keep it in the dressing room. I am certainly not impressed if this is Neil trying to show strong management. Get out on the field with the players and work with them on shape and tactics. That would be strong management. The fact that bmcuwp has highlighted so many things that have gone wrong so far would suggest it’s too late but we have to hope.
I do t fancy us tomorrow. Our record at Easter road is not good and we will have players that are knackered. Another shit show awaits. At a price of another £15. I thought we were supposed to be getting extra value for our pass to paradise. More shite from the mouth of lawwell. I’m surprised his butler doesn’t wipe his mouth every time he opens it.

Margaret McGill
November 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Awe Naw
November 20, 2020 5:23 pm


Even Fergus while being a wily old fox admits himself to how naive he was to the amount and level of corruption. Hence the need to renage and sell up to an absentee billionaire instead of the promised support. The presence of the billionaire within this climate shouldn’t be underestimated and ultimately why Charles Green and Imran Khan were ran out of town.


No I don’t expect them to roll over. It would be an exercise in pulling at threads. Which can sometimes expose or even rip off the whole garment. I’m more interested in the message of moving the scratching and pulling away from dealing with the corrupt football authorities who answer to no one to scratching and pulling at the corrupt government, corrupt CPS and corrupt Police Scotland who are answerable to the electorate and not just at election time. A few well written letters and requests with written templates already composed and provided to particular groups across Scotland would help. It just takes one name of one person present at a particular meeting or involved in a decision to be leaked which may leave us “surprised and disappointed” and you can sit back and watch them out leak and fight one another to protect themselves.

And now before a possible indepedence referendum would be a smashing time to do it. The Celtic PLC leaking to prevent Scottish independence at the absolute beating heart of it would be my bet.

big packy
November 20, 2020 5:34 pm

EVENING ALL and JIM, some brilliant posts today, not going to name names you know who you are😀look that photo of syd puttenham he looks older than me😀 now here is the crunch, ive got a photo of jimthetim53 in the 1943 /44 season when jim played for shotts bon accord, exactly the same shorts im flabbergasted is jimthetim realy syd puttenham i will yet you all decide,😀

The Real McCoy
November 20, 2020 5:34 pm

Afternoon all 👋🏻
Motivate the players 😱

Meanwhile here’s a wee reminder , via Christy Moore, for something taking place tomorrow evening.
21/11/1920 🙏🏻🇮🇪

November 20, 2020 5:56 pm

It’s clear the nation, its police and ministers, the professional league, and now our club of choice, are corrupt.

big packy
November 20, 2020 6:08 pm

MAHE, hear hear or here here, our board have been in cahoots with the famous glesca rainjurs since day one, auldheid morrisey brth and all, thank you for your efforts GOOD TIMS TO A MAN.H,H,

November 20, 2020 6:17 pm


big packy
November 20, 2020 6:20 pm

CaltonTongues welcome

Cosy Corner Bhoy
November 20, 2020 6:24 pm

Linesman/Assistant Referee Ross has apparently been described by Bawjaws, sorry, BoJo, as ‘ The Personification of Unioism ‘ which must be a euphemism for ‘ Fn Orange Bastert ‘..
First time I’ve agreed with that buffoon!

Cosy Corner Bhoy
November 20, 2020 6:28 pm

What planet is NFL on? Publicly announcing he is going to have ‘ discussions ‘ with IWannaBe is like manna from heaven for the Scottish Fourth Estate. Tell them f..k all and speak to Odsonne privately!!!
Man management! Couldn’t manage a ménage.

November 20, 2020 6:30 pm

Indeed huge gratitude to the Resolutioners.

Although Celtic remains a massive part of my life and spare time eater, I haven’t gave any money to the clubs coffers in a long time.

Many would tell you never turn your back on the club, perhaps nobly, but that idea is based on the notion it will be a brighter day under a different board.
With the 5wa, no FFP, DD looking to stay and start a dynasty, bent refs, plastic pitches, gov unequal handling of clubs now which might increase under Independence, its hard to make a case Scottish football will recover.
The hole it has dug itself into is very very deep indeed. A complete starting again from scratch looks easier than fixing the existing problems.

Ironically my biggest hopes lie with Rangers, that they go bust again then here’s a chance of a reset, with sporting integrity and collective acceptance of rules etc.

There’s no collective will to tackle our ails.
A freak occurrence, the unexpected must occur then. Maybe no one paying next year due to Covid, but the vaccine announcements look to have closed that avenue.

The future is very uncertain.

Hail Hail

November 20, 2020 6:31 pm

Forgot to say Hi Big Packy and Jim. Anyone got the Christmas tree up yet?

big packy
November 20, 2020 6:52 pm

MAHE, jimthetim is just putting my tree up as we speak, he is charging me 100 quid an hour tho,,and he has been here since thursday night😎, I should have got MCAFF, but he wanted 200 quid an hour😎

November 20, 2020 8:04 pm

Ha Ha, even cheating the Celtic wummin. Could have been two hand balls against hibbettes plus trip, play on. Seconds later good strength shown by Celtic player – penalty to hibs. 2-1 to Celtic wummin….


November 20, 2020 8:05 pm


I posted the following on an older blog my mistakes.The one about business interruption insurance.

I think it worth bringing forward as it contains a suggestion for Sentinel Celtic readers particularly those with shares.


I remember a conversation with Celtic TV guys about expanding the size of their operation to provide a version of the Overseas Season Ticket ability to watch games from outside UK to all, which Covid 19 has brought about in a way. The answer was no, and that PL’s focus is on match day attendance as prime source of revenue.

That being the case a risk assessment might have asked the question how do we cope if that is not possible?

Two answers:
1. Beef up CTV , take in the UK audience and use the much bigger audience and added income from advertising to make the cost of watching more equitable with no loss of overall incomee. In so doing have an oven ready contingency plan ready in event of a pandemic.

2. Take out business interruption insurance.

Your question is a valid one but no reason it has to come from me. Any shareholder with a Share Rerence Number where ever they are can ask it via the AGM e mail.

If there are enough shareholders reading Sentinel Celts why not ask them to send SC their SRN numbers to be added to one e mail to be lodged on their behalf or each send their own?

The deadline is 10 December so there is time to organise. I would get more involved but there is a Res12 Group that requires a lot of communication time.

(One of the benefits of insisting a statement appeared in AGM papers (even though it has caused confusion) was it opens debate to all shareholders, making it harder for Celtic to control.
I’m no daft as you know. The mould is being broken.)

November 20, 2020 8:14 pm

Goalkeeping error, 3-1 Celtic, BBC Alba distraught 😫

November 20, 2020 8:17 pm

4-1, 30 yard screamer, ref distraught…. 😫

Celtic Champs Elect
November 20, 2020 8:19 pm

Right dudes and dudettes

Let’s see if anyone can beat this tune

November 20, 2020 8:24 pm

5-1 now, Scotland distraught… 😫


Celtic Champs Elect
November 20, 2020 8:25 pm

Isn’t it great to watch a really cool black guy educate white men on the blues

Celtic Champs Elect
November 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Celtic Champs Elect
November 20, 2020 8:41 pm

A wee bit of country :-)))

Scroll on if you don’t like I used to hate it when I lived in Fort Lauderdale

Celtic Champs Elect
November 20, 2020 8:42 pm

Got to play this for my beautiful Pauline

Celtic Champs Elect
November 20, 2020 8:48 pm

Grown up with this wee tune had a door scratcher that I called witchy women

Celtic Champs Elect
November 20, 2020 8:49 pm

I just love being a Celtic supporter what a way of life phenomenal

Celtic Champs Elect
November 20, 2020 8:52 pm

Another wee number my uncle Tony introduced me to on our way to see the might Glasgow Celtic

November 20, 2020 8:53 pm

Minutes into 2nd half and it’s 6-2. We lose a goal the men’s team would be proud of then go up the park and score another screamer from 30 yards.

‘screamer from 30 yards’ in wummin’s fitba means goalie is too wee!


Celtic Champs Elect
November 20, 2020 8:55 pm
big packy
November 20, 2020 8:56 pm

CELTIC CHAMPS ELECT, when me and wee joan were on holiday in orlando, we booked a 3 night mini break in freetown in the bahamas, we got a coach down to miami stayed overnight and then flew from fort lauderdale to the bahamas, it was pishing down😎another true story😎