Presentation Week!

I’m not calling it Champions Week, as we’ve been champions in all but name for some time, but over the course of the next few days we shall all witness that most sweetest of sights, the squad passing around the trophy while celebrating their collective arses off.

 

It’s been a little strange, playing the waiting game. Two weeks now our bhoys might have been officially credited with winning the Cinch Championship, but we’ve been pushed all the way.
Fine by me, helps to prolong the interest.
It’s rare the league goes down to the last two games, for better or worse.
A straightforward procession it hasn’t been, which is something of a rarity these days. Usually one team simply leaves the other in it’s wake, like last year, so we should in theory be happy at the extended tussle. The nervous and the pessimist might not be delighted at the wait, but it shall be worth it.

 

The Tangerines and a solitary point stand in the way of our trophy presentation, only a fool would bet against Celtic turning in a resounding performance this midweek.
Victory is a certainty in these eyes.

 

Saturday shall be a different kettle of fish, an early kickoff dead rubber against Motherwell will not be a certain three points, at home or not. The players will have celebrated during the week, and those departing might see game time for sentimental purposes, and let us not forget the support won’t be demanding a win but celebrating themselves.
With imminent summer holidays for the squad, a final game dropoff would be natural, understandable, and forgivable.
All this merely serves to make victory on Wednesday more probable, a win offers the squad a few extra days off unofficially.
The players and staff have earned it, and won’t refuse the opportunity.

 

As a site, we are in limbo. Unwilling to pen POTY articles or even a season summary until the plus sized female breaks into song, like the players we just need the finish line crossed in order to move on.
Unlike last season, reviewing the past nine months shall be a pleasure. With a good manager in place we can look ahead with some positivity, with a new transfer strategy the off season promises intrigue.

 

Whatever happens, try to enjoy the next six days and the season finale. It shall bring scenes that were almost unimaginable last year, it shall bring adults to tears, it shall place Ange Postecoglou among the great Celtic managers.
It shall be unmissable. It’s history in the making.
It’s why we’re all here.
It’s Brother Walfrids dream come true, and Garry’s.
As the song says, there’s going to be a show, and the Glasgow Celtic will be there.
Hand it over, and let the true party begin.

By Mahe
sentinelcelts@gmail.com we are always delighted to publish guest articles.

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Sol Kitts
May 9, 2022 8:58 am

Let’s wrap it up on Wednesday with a convincing win, then follow it up on Saturday with the same.
As Ange said, we never stop. We should crush every opponent and get that message out there. Even “nothing” games carry 3 points and we want them. I would be bloody livid if the bhoys treat the trophy presentation game lightly. We should celebrate our triumph with a victory and not with an anticlimactic defeat.

Awe Naw
May 9, 2022 9:06 am

Keith Jackson, Bill Leckie A coupla fannies

Auldheid
May 9, 2022 9:11 am

Interesting reminder of the Dundee team that nearly conquered Europe.

They had many fine players Alex Hamilton at full back being one whom I recall without checking on Google.

Ian Ure was a really solid CH until he came up against big Yogi who gave him a hard time because he matched Ure physically and had great ball control for a big fella..

I’m not sure if Dundee were the opponents but I recall Yogi playing in sannies/gutties at CP on a frost hardened surface and running riot.

Someone can no doubt add more.

fan
May 9, 2022 9:19 am

Craig Gordon deserves credit for being a good goalie despite his visual limitation.
He is claiming Kyogo’s goal was a millimeter over the line and suggesting linesman could not have seen it.
It was clearly a few inches over as tv image confirmed.
He and mssm trying hard to say goal should not have stood despite it being perfectly legitimate.
Gordon showing his true colors and confirming he is the same dick who came up for a last minute corner against Celtic yet in same circumstances against huns shortly after did not.

Jobo Baldie
May 9, 2022 9:20 am

Good morning, friends.
I read this morning that apart from our opening league game at TynecastlevCeltic have not conceded a league goal during the last 20 minutes of any game. That is an incredible stat, if true. We never stop right enough.

fan
May 9, 2022 9:23 am

AWE NAW
Has Frankfurt reaching the final made you all warm and cuddly?.
That comment is way too mellow for your normal self.

fan
May 9, 2022 9:27 am

Jobo Baldie
It suggest’s our style of play wears opponents down leaving little in tank for late push.
Also our defense is still fresh from little pressure on them..

A thing of beauty
May 9, 2022 9:47 am

Awe naw,
Spot on. Unfortunately they are the norm in Scottish journalism now. An embarrassment to the giants that went before them.

JimmynotPaul
May 9, 2022 10:11 am

Awe Naw/ ATOB.
Last night was the Scottish Football Writers Awards dinner.
Eilidh Barbour and Gabriella Bennett have both tweeted saying both their tables walked out due to the sexist and racist jokes made by a keynote speaker.
There’s a surprise, said no one, ever.

jimthetim53
May 9, 2022 10:24 am

Mahe, nailed it with that article!
And, “the off season promises intrigue” is so true. I can’t wait to see what Ange, the new Mr. Lawwell & the board come up with. It’s going to be interesting – in a good way I hope!

Colour Blind Bhoy
May 9, 2022 10:37 am

JimmynotPaul

I’ve seen those tweets, depressing that these dinosaur speakers are being allowed to use their recycled rubbish in this day and age.

Will be interesting to see if anyone backs up Eilidh and Gabriella or if the wagons get circled and a vow of silence is the agreed way forward.

Bada Bing
May 9, 2022 10:40 am

Who was the speaker at the dinner?

Chairbhoy
May 9, 2022 10:43 am

Auldheid @ 9:11 am,

Hope all’s well…

That’s interesting that you say Big Yogi was wearing the sannies – my dad told me it was Bobby Murdoch what did it.

I remember watching a Middlesbrough game on telly and Bobby did the same there – presumably his winkle pickers were in the cobblers:)

Of course you are most probably correct (as usual) and Bobby copied Yogi.

Looking forward to the league victory, I’m really hoping we have put a very dark period in our history behind us.

COYBIG

Hail Hail

jimthetim53
May 9, 2022 10:44 am

Wonder if that speaker will be reported in the news?

Colour Blind Bhoy
May 9, 2022 10:45 am

Per Twitter, Bill Copeland?

JimmynotPaul
May 9, 2022 10:48 am

Bada/Jim.
I don’t know, who the speaker was, Gabriella has now Tweeted that she will be on BBC Scotland, at lunchtime, talking about it.
The sad thing is, the women don’t appear to have any support from other tables.

Craig76
May 9, 2022 11:13 am
fan
May 9, 2022 11:19 am

Craig76
Those Gio stats are all the more remarkable when you consider the cheats with whistles try their best to rein him in by penalizing him for imaginary fouls.

Auldheid
May 9, 2022 11:34 am

This is a tweet linking to an excellent read, covering all the bases that anger us, being treated like fools expected to ignore reality because Jackson’s audience cannot handle the truth, so they are kept in the dark, like mushrooms, and fed shit.

https://twitter.com/CelticBlog2018/status/1523600377974771715?s=20

Auldheid
May 9, 2022 11:50 am

Chairbhoy

I have picture in my minds eye of Yogi in sannies dancing around Ian Ure much to the delight of Celtic fans because Ure was taking Big Billy’s place in the national side.

However whist Yogi did give Ure problems at CP, it turns out Rangers were the opponents and Yogi himself wrote about it and you can read the story at https://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/high-fives-big-yogi-reveals-all-about-the-day-he-destroyed-gers/

You can see the Bobby Murdoch goal Yogi mentions in this clip including Tiny Warton’s dummy.

https://youtu.be/fIwxFrQhdAM

So it wasnt sannies, it wasnt v Dundee, but it was Yogi and Bobby Murdoch was playing. Call it a draw between me and yer auld man.

Chairbhoy
May 9, 2022 12:22 pm

Auldheid…

Great stuff there, I’d missed the launch of Yogi’s book, I’ll need to get myself a copy.

More ridiculous comparisons between The Rangers team and the Lisbon Lions.

They have form, they tried to suggest that the old Rangers team that got the nine in a row was comparable to the Lions – history puts things in perspective.

The Lisbon Lions were not only one of the great historical teams, they were also in their day one of, if not thee best team in the world.

Once Rangers have put together a team that can claim that, then they can think about comparing their players and their team to the Lions.

Even then, when you look at the European Cup Semi finals, finals and Champions games of the Lions – then look at their domestic trophy haul*, you can see the Lions will never be equalled.

Hail Hail

*We must remember Scottish Football was very competitive then, a very good national team and even Rangers themselves getting into and on an occasion winning a European trophy in the era when Stein reigned supreme.

Bada Bing
May 9, 2022 12:23 pm

CBB- I’ve been at a gig when he was on,an old school ex lawyer i think, i thought he was brilliant, smokers night mind you…

JimmynotPaul
May 9, 2022 1:03 pm

Statement from SWA.
The Scottish Football Writers’ Association apologises to anyone offended or upset by material from one of our after-dinner speakers at last night’s annual awards dinner.

We have agreed unanimously that this will act as a catalyst to review and improve the format of our future events to make it an enjoyable and inspirational event for all.

JimmynotPaul
May 9, 2022 1:04 pm

From Anthony Joseph of Sky.
The Scottish Football Writers’ Association have apologised after keynote speaker Bill Copeland was said to have made racist, sexist and homophobic comments at last night’s awards ceremony – resulting in some people leaving the room.

#HateWontWin

Leggy
May 9, 2022 1:09 pm

BelmontBrian63,

From last thread.

You can stick your ML5 postcode, where the sun don’t shine 😂😂😂

Anyway is that not Hunsville ?????

Airdrie, Shotts ( Sorry JTT ) etc etc !!!!

COYBIG 🍀🍀

Ps
Magua, don’t do it. !!!!!!

Head for Timsville 💚💚

Vogue, Traders, Brazen Head, Mo Chara, Bar 67, Grace’s, to name a few. 👍👍👍 Hope your well.

JimmynotPaul
May 9, 2022 1:12 pm

Bill Copeland
The notes on him as main speaker say, he found the 3 Rs.
Rangers and Rangers Reserves.
Who would have thought it, racist, sexist and homophobic and a Rangers fan.

( Someone just said, he’s very popular at Ibrox, they named a stand after him ) superb.😂😂😂😂

BelmontBrian63
May 9, 2022 1:15 pm

Leggy, watch out, Coatbridge Mhan coming through !! 🙂 🙂

Brian

A thing of beauty
May 9, 2022 1:19 pm

Auldheid,
Superb piece from the Celtic blog. Thanks for the link. He’s not known as Keech Jackson for nothing.
JNP,
No surprises the material that Bill Copeland was using last night. I suppose the only surprise was that anyone at the SWFA didn’t know. Except they did know but such is the cesspit of Scottish journalism that they thought it was acceptable to book him.

jimthetim53
May 9, 2022 1:24 pm

Leggy grrrr! Shotts is ML7, and the last I heard there are about 3,000+ Tims in Shotts. 🙂

BelmontBrian63
May 9, 2022 1:28 pm

jimthetim53

You tell him, who are these keyboard warriors 🙂

Bigrailroadblues
May 9, 2022 1:47 pm

ML postcodes? Riff raff the bloody lot of them!😂

Bigrailroadblues
May 9, 2022 1:47 pm

Incoming……😂

BelmontBrian63
May 9, 2022 1:54 pm

Bigrailroadblues

Shawlands you say, I know a big fella from there, a toughened ML5 soldier. 🙂 🙂

Brian

Bigrailroadblues
May 9, 2022 1:58 pm

Brian, do you mean the esteemed drummer known as Martin/John Bonham/Ginger Baker/Keith Moon/Neil Peart? 😂

BelmontBrian63
May 9, 2022 2:06 pm

Bigrailroadblues

Haha, correct, you sir are Cad and a Scallywag, It also appears that you are indeed inebriated by your own verbal verbosity.

But, I nearly fell off my seat laughing 🙂

Leggy
May 9, 2022 2:07 pm

Sorry JTT,

I like Shotts !!! ( Ohh and not the prison !!!! )

Long time ago, but enjoyed the Station Hotel, some great times there 👍

But, G Postcodes rule.

Gon the EK Bhoys 🍀🍀🍀

MAGUA
May 9, 2022 2:32 pm

Mahe

Just get this wrapped up on Wednesday, and us supporters can have a rest. I cannot remember a more stressful season than this one, given what is at stake…not even 1998. Even on Saturday, me blood pressure was through the roof.

BelmontBrian63

You have mail.

Leggy/BRB

You are a pair of cheeky chappies and no mistake. 😀😀

Hail Hail

jimthetim53
May 9, 2022 2:33 pm

Leggy, Station Hotel was brilliant! 🙂

SeS
May 9, 2022 2:40 pm

Mahe

6 days to savour – absolutely

How mischievous could Ange be …

Rest all his players for next season now – and play the guys he doesn’t fully rate yet!

Ok guys show me what you’ve got playing Angeball

What’s the worst that can happen?

Win by just the 15 GD? 😇

Bada Bing
May 9, 2022 3:08 pm

Starmer to resign, if he gets a fixed penalty notice.

JimmynotPaul
May 9, 2022 3:55 pm

BRB.
Here’s where you should be heading today.
The two pubs at the bottom, are the 2 Glasgow pubs listed, from the 60.

Pop star Paul Heaton has put money behind the bar of dozens of pubs to mark his 60th birthday.

The ex-Housemartins and Beautiful South singer had planned a tour of the 60 chosen venues, but it was abandoned due to the pandemic.

Instead, he has urged fans to Quench their thirst with a toast in his honour.

In a Facebook post, Heaton said: “Enjoy a birthday drink on me (until the money runs out, or the bar runs dry!).”

He said the drinks were a way of thanking “folk who bought my records or showed me support over the years”

Here’s a list of all 60 pubs taking part in Paul’s birthday tomorrow (Monday). Thanks to all the pubs and to everyone who visits them. It would be great to see photos of you all enjoying your free drinks and celebrations at each pub throughout the day!

The Old Toll Bar – Paisley Rd W, Glasgow
Nice n Sleazy – Sauchiehall St, Glasgow

DannyMac23
May 9, 2022 4:25 pm

JNP

The Old Toll Bar is in bandit country my friend.

To be avoided

Bada Bing
May 9, 2022 5:00 pm

Ange has won more domestic Trophies in Scotland than the last 8 rangers* managers combined.😳🍀

MAGUA
May 9, 2022 5:02 pm

Auldheid

I often wonder, how journalists such as Keith Jackson, obtain an NUJ card…or meaningful employment for that matter. I have a theory as to how numbskulls like Jackson, rise to great heights in the SMSM.

Step 1. Aquire a degree in journalism. This is relatively straightforward, and requires no study whatsoever. For the princely sum of £50 or so, said degree can be purchased from many online ‘Universites.” Even someone who left secondary school with no formal qualifications, can kid himself on, that he is intelligent. I strongly suspect, that Keith Jackson falls into this category.

Step 2. At the very beginning of the interview process, give a Masonic handshake to any ‘gentlemen’ on the interview panel.

Step 3. When discussing hobbies and interests with the panel, it is extremely helpful to mention, that you like to spend your Thursday nights ‘Doon the Ludge’, with well kent members of the Lanarkshire Referees Association.

Step 4. The clincher…or the ‘CINCHer’, if you will, is to remind the interview panel, that you have been a season-ticket holder at Ibrox, since the year dot. On no account, mention such trivial matters as administration, or heaven forbid, liquidation. Mentioning such facts, will simply mark you out as ‘Fifth Columnist.’

DannyMac23

I doubt very much, that patrons of boozers in the Kinning Park/Cessnock area, would take too kindly to your describing the area as “Bandit Country.” South Armagh it is not. 😀

bada bing

Brilliant. 😀😀

Hail Hail.

jimthetim53
May 9, 2022 5:12 pm

The only ML area close to Shotts I’m not too keen on is Harthill. it’s like a mini Larkhall. They go over the top for the Walks. However it does have a wee chapel – which is where i was babtised! My parents lived in Salsburgh at the time, it was the only place where they could get a Coal Board house when they got married! I watched the huge TV transmittors being built, when I was a toddler, from the back garden! 🙂

DannyMac23
May 9, 2022 5:12 pm

Magua,…

Agree,poor terminology just an area our kind are not welcome.

Apologies.

It is a shitehole.

jimthetim53
May 9, 2022 5:21 pm

Some of you will have noticed from the M8 the old church on a hill between Harthill Services & Newhouse. It’s called Kirk O’Shotts. It was originally a Catholic Church until the reformation. St. Catherine’s (Of Sienna). There is an old well at the bottom of the hill called Katie’s Well. And in Shotts their is a street named St. Catherine’s Crescent.
History lesson over! 🙂

DannyMac23
May 9, 2022 5:32 pm

A.T.O.B/ Magiua

Unfortunately there is no balanced journalism in Scotland anymore,in football terms anyway.With the tabloids in decline they focus on their demographic and dont want to upset the peepil re the continuity myth.I know there are reasons behind that outwith journalism that have been discussed at length on here but in terms of journalism like you said Magua the print game was notoriously hun populated and as such it was not a reach to write in favour of your team.James Traynor Airdrie fan?Not a stretch anyway either but he was a glaring example of a hun with a platform.William Leckie? Keith Jackson??

MAGUA
May 9, 2022 5:44 pm

DannyMac23

Unfortunately, the only Tim pub in the area-The Stanley Bar-closed down in August 2020. Tis a great shame really, as it was a crackin’ wee boozer, with a well-run CSC. As far as I am aware, the only pub in the area that is still safe for Tims to go into, is “The Viceroy.” It has however, been a couple of years since I last had a pint in there, so I can not say for sure if this is still the case.

As to your point on the decline of Scottish journalism, both broadcast and print…oh for the days of Hugh Taylor, Jimmy Sanderson, Jim Fairgrieve, John McKenzie and the like. Proper devotees of the profession, who worked hard and played hard…and could express an opinion without fear or favour.

Hail Hail

Twisty
May 9, 2022 5:45 pm

Jim
I’d many a good night at the dancing in Salsburgh on a Monday night, as a youngster.

Did ye know the Dolans’s?