Nothing To See Here

Morning,all.

I don’t like Mondays,as a certain genius could have told you forty-odd years ago. Especially not this season,having had to write match reports for you all which did little more than rub salt into the wounds. I said a week ago that if we hadn’t announced Eddie Howe by the end of the week,we should be looking elsewhere. Particularly Portugal and Marco Silva.
 
 
Well,would ya believe it? Another candidate from the same country put his head somewhat surprisingly above the parapet in midweek by announcing that he and Wolves would be parting company.
 
 
Can you imagine the uproar amongst the huns if we appointed a man whose surname translates as Holy Spirit? Their wee brains would short circuit faster than the sports journalists in the SMSM who would be forced to call our manager by his first name,Nuno! I’ve been impressed with his man’s progress in the four years he has had in England,taking perennial nearly-men to promotion and then two European qualifications.
 
 
The sales of some of his top players plus a few shocking injuries have seen a disappointing mid-table finish this season. I wouldn’t judge him on the latter. I reckon he would be terrific for us,although I also think that the other two mentioned would also be.
 
 
Sadly,Espirito Sancto seems to have left the club due to disagreements about transfer budgets. His file at Celtic Park will have been filed in the bin already.
 
 
Meanwhile back at the ranch,I also mentioned last week that “Operation Lie-and-deflect” was well under way. In fairness to the politicians who had already spoken out about the anti-Irish Catholic bigotfest last weekend,none of them has backed down,and indeed have continued to force the point home.
 
 
Did I say politicians? Still not many,still not enough-but it’s a start. That they continue to speak out is courageous,even though their voices should actually be lost in the cacophony of outrage at events. As would be the case elsewhere,for instance…
 
 
While Humza Yousaf wasn’t a lone voice in his own party the SNP,it was certainly the loudest. And he continues to double down on his words of a week ago,despite being reshuffled from Justice Minister (in charge of policing,btw!) to Health. Others from all parties could learn from him and Patrick Harvie of The Greens,those whose silence will be remembered-that’s most of the bloody rest of them!
 
 
Dishonourable exception is accorded the the Scottish Tories,who seem to think that anyone waving a Union Jack is alright by them and exempt from the law. And any investigation is a witch hunt.
 
 
Just to add to the Twilight Zone feel of all this,the cops announced the completion of an investigation into the party and singsong INSIDE the players lounge last weekend. All clearly captured on audiovisual playback. Admittedly,it may be difficult to accurately pinpoint who was singing certain lyrics-or who wasn’t!-but an indoor gathering,and with alcohol in a licensed premise,is quite clearly a starter for ten on criminal charges.
 
 
Police Scotland-exhibiting a most unusual alacrity-have concluded their investigations,and told the world that there is no evidence of criminality. And no,I’m not bloody kidding either!
 
 
I see no ships! At least Nelson was still willing to use his one good eye at times. Police Scotland are fast making themselves hot favourites for Episode Four of a recent BBC2 documentary series,and I’m frankly amazed that they haven’t been featured already. Just coincidence that Humza Yousaf had been removed as the appropriate minister? Oh,I wish…
 
 
Last but not least arrived yesterday in the papers. One piece from a journalist of 50 years experience may have been long overdue-it is!-but it was welcome nevertheless. This man has used his position more than most in newspapers and radio to push the concept that “they’re both as bad as each other”. Thanks for speaking out,Hugh. Took your time to do so,but at least you did.
 
 
However,the most shameful episode of the last week or so arrived in The Scotsman,which had given us some hard-hitting articles during the period. I can only suggest that they owed their former editor a favour or money or something. And while it would be wrong to assume that some old polaroids were involved,I would love to know the justification for perhaps the most disgraceful and inflammatory words I have read in a supposedly serious newspaper for a long long time. Read them and weep-that someone would actually put their name to this,that a newspaper would publish it,or that he is actually an elected official in this self-styled Greatest Wee Country in the World.
 
 
‘But having stood in the Celtic end at an Old Firm cup final (I lost a bet) and heard fans talking about stabbing Protestants, donโ€™t tell me sectarianism is a one-way street.โ€™
 
Operation Lie-and-deflect. It’s A Wonderful World…

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Above article by BMCUWP

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Dharma Bam

Upon reflection, a very, very good album.

Dylan’s Gospel by the Brothers and Sisters

Mike in Toronto

Dharma

Great version!

big packy

54 years ago today, i was so excited, I knew my team were playing in the european cup final the next day, yes glasgow celtic id been to the semi final against vojvodina and that was heart stopping, but this was something else, i was going to watch it live on my grandas 17 inch black and white tv, boy was i excited,,when big billy put that header away against vojvodina something inside me said you know what this is our cup, the rest is history. another true story,๐Ÿ‘

Dharma Bam

I’ve made it now. Mike In Toronto thinks my taste in music is good!
This is like that day when I gave a St Andrews weather forecast to Jobo Baldie!

Feel I should retire now, the only way is down.

Jobo Baldie

Dundee 1 up… oops, make that 2 up after 12 minutes!!!

Mike in Toronto

Dharma

you are in good company …. some of my favourite ever music I have learned of from posters on CQN and here.

the music is one of my favourite parts of this blog, and that song is right up there with the best I have heard on here. thanks!

Leggy

Jobo,

Hope the score stays the same.

Never liked this band.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qVvw0nva_yE

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

CRAIG76 636

Most people around me applauded that goal even if grudgingly. I thought then,and still do now,that it was a stunning goal. Even if he never really had the ball under full control!

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

DHARMABAM

That is very kind-especially given the circumstances!

Thank you,and

HH

bada bing1

https://twitter.com/paullarkin74/status/1360892441520451584?s=1002

Lovely, Burke, Clubfoot,Laffatme, as well ๐Ÿ‘

Leggy

Bada,

Always thought Wright had a face โ€œLike a bag of spanners.โ€

HH ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

Sol Kitts

One of footballโ€™s great joys: the look on Burke, Broadfoot and Laffertyโ€™s faces in around 40 minutes time when they realise theyโ€™ve been relegated. Oh, and that prick Boyd too. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž

Garry

Leggy
Always thought that Tommy Wright and Arlene Foster were separated at birth.

Sol Kitts

Garry
You never see them in the same room ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž

Sol Kitts

Madman doing his best for the Ayrshire hun.

Jobo Baldie

Still looking good for a return to the top league for Team 12 ๐Ÿ˜

Sol Kitts

Good riddance Killie, and take your shit pitch with you.

Jobo Baldie

Hearts and Dundee up, Killie and Hamilton down. I’d suggest the quality of our top league will be better next season. Hopefully we get 37 games on grass.

jimthetim53

Craig76

Jobs Baldie
I think our players have been on grass all season ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Pitymevin

Over a week gone by and only one face to chase, good work police Scotland.

I see the dawn raids didn’t transpire, but saying that the police are working round the clock to ensure the culprits will be brought to justice.

Aye right …

Pitymevin

So we have last Saturday and March, we have the hibs scotish cup victory, UEFA cup Manchester, all within the last 20 years.

I wonder if there are any geniuses that could find a common denominator.

Fucked if I know.

M6bhoy

big packy, semi-final was against Dukla Prague.

fan-a-tic

Pitymevin
Lay off the polis.
Too busy (smashing up the city )celebrating their first SPL title to arrest fellow brothers.
Plus they’re probably waiting to pounce on some daft 14 year old Celtic fan who tweets something silly.
Then it will even the score.

Garry

I hope that the 11 grass pitch teams vote to outlaw the Livingston plastic pitch.

Pitymevin

Fan, I’m sorry, they did fine one copper for breaching covid rules at George square, but you need to dig to find it.

Dont you know they are under staffed under orders and they have not found any crime being committed.

The keystone cops of Strathclyde.

20 arrested out of 15k there were only 21 police on duty and 1 fell asleep.

How many cells are there in Glasgow?

Serve and protect. Some place a tell you, some place.

MAGUA

Wasn’t expecting to be back till Wednesday…but to hell wae it. God bless the Lisbon Lions.

Here’s a wee song for Big Packy, Jimthetim and the nightshift…to the tune of ‘Sean South’:

“Zurich fell in Switzerland
They fell ln Glasgow too
Then the Fench went down
Three one each time
And bid the cup adieu
The Slavs won at home
But went down two one
And the Czechs were sent their way
And Celtic were bound for Lisbon town
On the 25th Of May.

Twelve thousand faithful Celtic fans
In bus and train and cars
Travelled 18 hundred miles to see
The greatest team by far
They came to cheer on the Bhoys in green
And help them win the day
And beat Inter Milan in Lisbon town
On the 25th of May

The game was only seven minutes gone
When Inter Milan did score
If they’d tried from then to Hogmanay
They couldn’t have scored one more
And when half-time came with the score the same
The Celts did not dismay
They would win the cup in Lisbon town
On the 25th of May

A goal must come and come it did
And Gemmell was our man
Then Chalmers scored and the Celtic roar
Was heard back in Milan
There’s been battles won by our Celtic sons
When we showed the world the way
When we beat Milan in Lisbon town
On the 25th of May

So here’s to Simpson, Clark and Craig
To Johnstone and McNeil
To Chalmers, Wallace, Lennox, Auld
For they refused to yield
And here’s to Murdoch and Gemmell too
To Stein who showed the way
To the greatest team who showed the world

ON THE 25TH OF MAY.”

fan-a-tic

Love this song .
Originally made famous in Silence of the Lambs.
According to wiki the singer Q Lazzarus is a Staten Island bus driver as of 2018.

Puff puff

MAGUA you on the sauce wee man ??

MAGUA

Puff Puff

You better feckin’ well believe it. Hadn’t planned on it, but whit can you do?… especially if you stay in Ibrox. Hope all is well in the land of the maple leaf. Up The Celts…and F**k The Huns.

Till later, a chara.

Tiocfaidh ar la..

puff puff

Good bhoy … you sound like yer having fun ..hehe .
Me ..another hour and I’m done for the day just having a wee cup of tea reading back ..
Sleep well man .

Garry

Magua
You must be living rent free in Ibrox.
Only reason I would live in that shit hole.
Even then, would be looking for a cash payment on top of free rent for living there.
Was bad enough being born and bred in a hun street in Partick.
I feel your pain man.
Move to Republican Dalmuir. ๐Ÿ˜

MAGUA

Puff Puff

You too, young man.

Not much feckin’ fun in Ibrox, though.

Garry

Unfortunately, you are correct, a chara. I’m stuck here for the duration. Can’t say too much, but will gladly explain at a hoot. Still could be worse…could support the local team. FFS. That would be bad.

Mike in Toronto

Magua/DD

your comment about the maple leaf got me thinking…. this might be the most Canadian thing… Martin Picard’s restaurant Au Pied de Cochon…. a temple to Fois Gras….. add in Anthony Bourdain (one of my favourites), and you have a great night.

DD… another reason (after legalized pot) to visit the Great White North.

Mike in Toronto

forgot the link….

Garry

MIT
The way it is looking at the moment, I will not be leaving the UK for being a vaccine refusenik.
Just had my second letter asking why I missed my jag last month. Told them to talk to my GP, cause they are not listening to my phone conversation with them when I cancelled my jag, and told them why.

Garry

MIT
Just to spend some time in your company again, is a big enough attraction for me to visit Toronto.

Garry

Dr Syed Ahmed who I spoke to, is obviously not good at listening. A consultant in Health Protection who is now harassing me to get jagged. Big Brother Orwellian times we are living in.

MAGUA

MIT

My old man-R.I.P- used to buy me rebel tapes from the barras. Y’know the type of thing. 100 Rebel songs on a cassette tape for a fiver.

Learned a lot of tunes that I otherwise wouldn’t have done. The Wolfe Tones, as well as doing the rebs, were brilliant at country songs, as covered by Johnny Cash and Woodie Guthrie. e.g. ‘ Long Black Veil’ and ‘Deportees’.

Having said that, I’m a novice at music compared to the Bhoys on the Nightshift. I’m not feckin’ well worthy.

FFS. It’s the 25 May already. See y’all Wednesday.

Hail Hail

Garry

54 years ago on this date.

https://g.co/kgs/ZoHaoJ

Mike in Toronto

DD

You may have discussed it on here, and I missed it. If so, apologies. And I trust you will take my question as just that – a question – and not a dig.

What is your objection to the vaccine?

I know some people dont like the Pfizer or Modern as they are mRNA based…. the AZ one, which is the one I got, is a different type of shot, which might ameliorate your concerns? Are you able to ask for AZ as an option?

As you say, I think a lot of places will impose restrictions (travel, etc.) for people who dont have proof of vaccination.

For me, the thought of being able to travel again at some point is too much to give up….

Mike in Toronto

DD

I should have said, if you dont want to get into it on here, or have done it before and dont want to do it again, I wont be offended.

Garry

MIT
For one, I have a very strong needle phobia.
I do not trust this vaccine, and think it has been too hastily developed. It is a worldwide mass vaccination experiment that frankly scares the shit out of me Mike. Being an Orwellian kinda paranoid puffer.
Thalidomide is my real fear. I pray this vaccine is safe, but it does not have my trust yet.

Mike in Toronto

DD

I had a few long chats with the Doc and my pal Max, who is an ER doctor. The Doc, as you know, has some strong phobias, but the fact that the two of them felt comfortable enough to get it put my mind at ease.

Garry

MIT
That is the last I wish to discuss the V subject thanks. It is too divisive. It is everyone’s personal choice, to be jagged or not.

Mike in Toronto

no problem, pal.

Garry

Love this band. Saw them live in 36 degree heat in Benicassim Spain, and they were magic.
Appropriate band to end my discussion on the topic Mike.

https://g.co/kgs/Bdmqy3

Garry

A wee tune to welcome all Tims to West Dunbartonshire later today.
You will receive a true Fenian welcome.

https://g.co/kgs/y18qjG

Garry

Shane at his best.

https://g.co/kgs/mwjUZS

Garry

Good night God bless folks.
Wee tune for everyone on SentinelCelts.

https://g.co/kgs/Ax1PbN