Get ready for it,,,

Now that we have passed the halfway mark with a sizeable gap separating us from the leaders, everytime someone or indeed anyone within the domestic game registers a positive Covid-19 test, get ready for someone to bring it up,,

 

“Curtail!”

 

With Scottish football, or more implicitly everyone but Her Majesty’s favourite team, on a yellow card, after the next high profile breach look out for it to be screamed by all but especially the forth estate, in what would be a tacit form of support.

 

And now we have managers within the biggest league in the world saying this is wrong, football should be halted for safety reasons, which serves to strengthen the hand of the above who will gladly hide behind faux public safety when suits, yet we don’t hear much for the safety of those on the receiving end of many an agricultural tackle up north which goes unreported and to often uncarded.

 

In fairness, I doubt any of us would complain should we see our title handed over as let’s face it they’re going to win the league. I’m thinking a straw poll of supporters, realising the above, would probably prefer to just end this season from hell happily foregoing the remaining ‘torture’.

 

I would posit any signings made would peak some interest, but if the Park was open would expect to hear of 30k crowds ala Ronnie and the Closed Top Tiers (their second album was the best – badoom tish) towards the tail of this campaign assuming all stays as is.

 

So prepare for phone in shows and drive time radio stations to give airtime to those in favour of curtailing but especially Celtic fans. Expect the topic to become a hot potato on blogs with the ‘until it’s mathematically impossible’ brigade yelling no way while the rest say ‘take it’.
“It went your way last year!” the shock jocks (pardon the pun) will rightly point out, but there was no vaccine in sight then and calling it was genuinely done with safety in mind.
That won’t be the case for everyone yelling it this time. And somehow I don’t see our board rocking the boat on this decision.
‘Bitterly disappointed but ultimately supporter safety must come first’ will more than likely be the message and I would reply if you’re going to talk of safety upon fans return there better be hand sanitizer freely available and or soap and hot water available in all toilets at all times.
Can’t have it both ways.

 

As for our title rivals, having covered up one major breach, should they discover another would close things down, would you put it past them to leak one, preferably someone else of course. The hacks are on sniffer dog mode I reckon.

 

If it goes down it goes down, won’t change my outlook, and I believe many here would feel the same. But mark my words watch the campaign emerge, go from snowball to avalanche rapidly backed up by every Tom, Dick, and Harry,,then be phrased as for the best all around.

 

Curtail will soon be the cry.

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Gordon64

Whilst Res 12 is important to many Celtic supporters it is my understanding that it was not the reason d’etre of the Trust so we need to be careful we don’t throw the baby out with the bath water HH

Gordon64

Twisty The chances of getting Celtic supporters to agree on anything is slim at best but we all know what we don’t want so we maybe need to learn to bite our tongues for the greater cause HH

Sol Kitts

Big Packy 243
That’s not a doorbell, it’s the control for my garage doors. They’ve been going up and down all afternoon. 😂😂😎

Cornelius

Morning all

Today’s leader is timely. If the rate of infection, ICU occupation & deaths does not relent there will undoubtedly be a convincing case for the kind of shutdown we had last season. The data will be overwhelming. I read this morning that the Inverclyde infection rate is one of the highest in Scotland whereas it was quite low in December. We can have no complaints when they are awarded the title even if the season is stopped a little earlier than last season.

I see comments about Damien returning – is this speculation or real news?
Also mention of a new coaching team?

HH

Chalmersbhoy

McCaff
All’s well thanks for asking..
Just totally pissed off with everything happening at Celtic the now..had hopes of the cst but not now after listening to podcast auldheid put up..
Anyways
Apart from that I’m fine.
Few beers listening to Ian dury(best of)
Catch you later on…

Craig 76

Bez of Happy Monday stardom is going to launch a YouTube channel “Get Buzzin With Bez” turns out it’s going to be a exercise class 🤣🤣

A thing of beauty

G64,
Very enlightening article on Damien Duff. First he is clearly a man of principle and was prepared to walk rather than compromise his beliefs. I like that.
Also, clear information in there that he is big on analysis and was able to talk the players through the issues he could see and fix them. Well liked by the players at ROI and at Celtic.
So it seems to me he is going to be a big loss to football, if it is true he left due to family reasons. Not much scope for him in Ireland. Could be that his wife is going to have to find her big girl pants and accept that if she wants her husband happy and doing well she will have to make sacrifices. Plenty of people work away from home now, it surely can’t be that hard. Gerrard has done it for 3 years and is now reaping the benefits.
Then again maybe Duff didn’t leave for family reasons. Maybe those principles he holds dear did not allow him to compromise as he may have been asked to at Celtic. Either way it seems it was our loss. It may also help explain why we have fell off a cliff this season. If Duff was doing the analytics and was replaced by Strachan would it be fair to say that the use of analytics at Peterborough and Doncaster was unlikely.
All very strange and I’m just rambling really but I find the Duff situation very interesting.

The Real McCoy

Craig 76
Sol Kitts is watching “ Get Buzzin With Big Packy “😂

Auldheid-a-

Gordon64

It need not have been one way to the exclusion of the other, it could have been both easily and it still can.

The problem is the CST took the opportunity (and I dont blame them) of supporter unrest at to promote their cause.

As supporters realise the CST are against confrontation then those that joined on that basis will drift away.

To me there is an accommodation that could be reached with mutual benefit and the resistance has me wondering what is the reason?

If the CST are sticking to the strategy of increasing voting power fine, but dont give the impression they can do more in order to gain members.

E mail me via BMCUW.

Cornelius

Not Celtic related or political at all.
More like a morality tale for all husbands & partners.

Mrs Cornelius fractured her ankle a few weeks back.
Some a******e in a Tesla 3 refused to slow down when we were on a crosswalk (like a Zebra crossing) in broad daylight.
Then he honked his feckin horn.
I was slightly ahead but my wife had to leap to avoid being hit by this moron’s car.
I wasn’t able to get his licence number.
Other motorists & pedestrians stopped & were very kind.
We reported it to the local police but expect nothing.
In her leaping Mrs C landed awkwardly & sustained the fracture, but she’s on the mend now.
She though her bad luck was over but little did she know…

We returned on Wednesday to see the Orthoquack & she was told she could remove the boot & she didn’t need surgery.
Great news except she only had one shoe on so I duly returned to the car to get her other shoe.
When I returned a different nurse was showing her how to put a fancy support on her ankle.
Now this wummin was in her 30s but a flakey type with one of those sing-song voices that she thinks shows sincerity. It doesn’t.
As I sat down next to Mrs C & handed her the other shoe, Nurse Flakey looks up at me & says….wait for it……
“About this ankle support, I was just saying…to… your…mother that she should wear it whenever she…blah blah…”
The patient and I were wearing face masks & we laughed, then I put my hand on her arm & said loudly “No, this is my wife.”
No response from Nurse Flakey who just kept on rambling about the ankle support.
The patient and I just look at each other & laughed again.
Then the nurse left.

The silence now was oppressive.
“Well I was feeling fine & thought I looked pretty smart but apparently I’m now your mother.” she said.
Mrs C is younger than me – did I mention that?
I had a real recovery job to do on the journey home.
I chose to blame Nurse Flakey, the masks, “she was probably stressed”, anything I could think of but eventually just started calling her Mammy & Maw. I asked things like “Can I go out with my pals tonight – I wont be late” stuff like that.
Eventually she laughed & said “Young man any more cheek & you’ll going straight to your room when we get in.”

So the moral of this tale is when you’re out with your beloved – look old & scruffy even if she moans at the state you’re in.
It’s far better for her to be told that she’s bringing her Dad to the doctors than what happened to me.

Happy Saturday

Gordon64

Auldheid What is your view on the CST members survey ?

Cornelius

John Kennedy fighting a rearguard action talking to Scotland’s media as the blunts try to engineer another Celtic crisis.
He did well but the headline is Celtic negative as we’ve come to expect.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55603267

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ATHINGOFBEAUTY

IIRC,Damien Duff and his wife had similar problems when they moved to London. Seems their roots are in Ireland or The Ribble Valley. Plenty of clubs within working distance of the latter,but that might not be a priority for him if he has used his earnings over the years wisely.

I doubt he will be back in Scotland. And to be honest,it might cause difficulty for certain posters who are to lazy to type out a full name,and resort to initials.

big packy

SOL thanks for your reply, i gave up and went to the festival park, but it was closed😎

Craig 76

The Real McCoy
👍🤣

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CORNELIUS

Nae offence,but having met you both,the nurse should have been pointed towards the nearest optician.

My Dad has never had that problem. He was grey-haired in his 20s,and had a child bride. My P3 teacher,Mrs Reid-her husband played for Beith at the time-told me his grey hair was my fault. Scarred me for life,I reckon.

Btw,my Mum also fractured her ankle last week. I’m teasing her by telling her about all the dust breeding in cupboards and on skirting boards. But at least she isn’t missing much as none of us can go out any more than she can.

big packy

A wee joke for my buddies on here, jimthetim53, solkitts magua mcaff mike in toronto etc my wife wee joan told me this, a scouser goes for a naughty weekend in berlin ,goes to the red light district, ends up in a house of ill repute, picks one of the girls to go upstairs with, after he had finished, he put his coat on about to go out the door, the girl says hey what about the marks, the scouser says 5 out of 10 ,another true story.😋

Fairhill bhoy

Cornelius-brilliant story youngster 👍😉

Gordon64

If PL and the board had taken forward Res 12 now many of us would be content with the current regime remaining in situ 🤔 For me the problems at our club are more deeprooted than Res 12 HH

Cornelius

Bobby, I’m sure you’ll share that tale with your Mum.
I’d like to say I hadn’t told anyone in our families – but that’d be a lie.

Cornelius

Fairhill bhoy

Thanks. I start shaving next week.

Packy, good joke! Must have been around for a while though, they use Euros now! That hooker will be in her 70s now.

big packy

CHEERS, jim, glad someone liked it😋😋

Gordon64

JtT The Germans have been using the Euro for nearly 20 yrs 😜

The Real McCoy

Cornelius,
Ya oul goat ye 😂
Goats Don’t Shave –
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dL_PXBt85rY

Fairhill bhoy

Cornelius-I remember using my dads old bic razor to get rid of my bum fluff.

Sol Kitts

BMCUWP
Hope your mum mends soon. Bonus for CCB though, as he’ll be able to hear her coming with a boot on…..step, clump, step, clump.

Gordon64

Recall my first trip to Germany when we played Werder Bremen in the Big Cup we were told to take as many old 5 pence pieces as you could carry as they were very similar to the German mark. Needless to say by there wasn’t a cigarette machine left in Bremen with any cigarettes in it HH 😜

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CORNELIUS

John Kennedy is being questioned about something that he should not be answering. This is once again showing up why we need a proper top rank PR person,someone trained and battle hardened on such issues.

Celtic did not make minor slip ups re Dubai. It was legal,so there was no slip up at all. They followed the rules applicable to the country they were in-as did others in the photos-so no slip ups at all.

Our slip up wasn’t minor,it was major. And it came about because we do not have a professional PR spokesman. One might think that a company which thinks it should be paying a CEO around £3.5m pa could afford maybe 3% of that to pay a top pro to deflect or explain. But no,we leave that to guys who,with the greatest respect,only have their brains in their feet. And their feet in their mouth as a result.

big packy

JIM, a lion escapes from chester zoo, panic ensues, people running everywhere, guy says to one of the people running, whats happened, bloke says a lions escaped, which way did it go he asks, guy says FFS you dont think were chasing it do you,,another true story😋

Sol Kitts

Big Packy
I went to Chester Zoo once, and it might as well have been shut. All the animals were either hiding or lying around sleeping. Would have had more fun searching for you in Festival Park.😎😎😂🦨

Chalmersbhoy

Bp
😂😂😂
Good one…

big packy

SOL and CHALMERSBHOY👍😎

Fairhill bhoy

BMCUWP-we need a pr man no doubt.But any good one available would be thinking,I’m good but even I can’t spin this.
Hope you’re mum is back on her own two feet soon buddy 👍😉

Sol Kitts

Big Packy
Mrs Kitts bought a toy giraffe at Chester Zoo. On the way back to our hotel we popped into Wetherspoon’s for a wee drink, which lasted for several hours. By mistake, Mrs K left her new stuffed toy at the bar, but before we got out the door the barman shouted after her, “Oy, you can’t leave that lyin’ there.”
Quick as a flash she replied, “That’s no a lion, it’s a giraffe.”
True story.😎😎😂

bada bing1

G64- I went to Bremen as well, short sleeve Hoops top on….the coldest ive ever been at a game…..Bremen is a kinda glamorous Cumbernauld…

big packy

SOL, brilliant, you should have let me know im only 10 minutes from chester zoo

Cornelius

The Real McCoy
I’ll share that with ma Maw later ;o))

Fairhill bhoy

When I started it was the old Gillette where you loaded the new blade from the top.
I was in English class with Mr Fitz at Holy Cross in Hamilton & the guy beside burst out laughing.
Apparently, I’d be so intent on getting a straight line on my sidies that I’d actually cut my skin.
In my defence, it was a perfectly straight line though.

voguepunter

bada bing1
G64- I went to Bremen as well, short sleeve Hoops top on….the coldest ive ever been at a game…..Bremen is a kinda glamorous Cumbernauld…
——————-
Can’t believe it was that bad :O)

Fairhill bhoy

Cornelius-school bhoy error 😉
My English teacher at holy cross Hamilton was mrs Jones

Cornelius

Bobby

I tried to say that to Mrs C but by then the damage was done…
We recovered but it was touch & go there for a while :o))

As for John Kennedy, I agree.
The narrative is being driven by those forces that I mentioned yesterday.
The nearest we have to PR at the club is Ian Jamieson but we are a lean organisation in that area.
Ian is a real gent, a lovely man who works his socks off but he’s not the man that drives the club’s narrative.
And now we’re back to the Trust & shares & boycotts…

HH

Garry

G64 & Bada
I was in Bremen too. Was surprised how many genuine Irish pubs there were in the City. Seemingly Bremen has a huge Irish community. The founder of the Becks Brewery Bremen, was an Irishman, and many Irish went there to work.

bada bing1

Looks like Dembele going to Atletico Madrid

bada bing1

Story Benkovic is going to Belgium…

big packy

2 jews about to be shot by the gestapo, hyme and isaac, any last requests asked the gestapo officer, hyme says yes can i stand behind the wall, no you cant says the officer, hyme says feck you and adolf hitler, isaac says ffs hyme dont cause trouble,

Fairhill bhoy

Bada-good 😉

Chalmersbhoy

Bp
🙁🙁🙁
Retire while you are in front…

Garry

Bada
Hope you are correct about Benkovic to Belgium.

Cornelius

Fairhill bhoy

After my time for sure.
I remember a lassie in my year from Fairhill – Liz O’Neill.
I was keen but she didn’t share my enthusiasm.

Chez Suzzette CSC

Thetic

Read two pages of yesterday’s leader was busy all day when I went back before bed there was 8 more pages to read ,I would have been up all night trying to read back. That’s a good sign for this blog it’s starting to get more and more great posters
On PR when you have a guy who is comfortable in his knowledge of what his job is PR is not a problem MON as a prime example
On Damien Duff sounds like Blue Peter could not handle him so that maybe a dead end. Ah well hope is eternal
On CST Listened to the podcast a couple of days ago my take is if you have two groups who can work together you can get more done. But if the two groups have different agendas it’s not going to end well. Sounds like both groups have the same agenda at the moment, one of the groups have not been listening to their members. As the saying goes the members (voters)are always right