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A simple lie, compliant Celtic voices and it was job done

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I was out and about this morning and heard Neil Lennon on the radio making it very clear that he was not about to abandon Bolton Wanderers, despite their inability to pay wages or settle creditors when due. Having “shed millions from the payroll in the summer” his focus was on winning points with a squad augmented by youth development players.

For Neil, the financial realities are simply the parameters he had to work within.

Think back 18 months to when he left Glasgow. Celtic Park was awash with amicable statements from club and manager but the news coverage could not have been more skewed – Neil left because he was unhappy at working within his given budget. We had former Celtic players broadcasting this message that very day. And like every negative Celtic story, it got traction among those more than happy to believe that narrative.

It was nonsense. Celtic’s football budget hadn’t changed. Neil had not adopted a view of himself which only allowed him to deal with more expensive players. What happened was a PR campaign took flight within moments of the news breaking. Dig into Celtic, turn the fans against them. It worked too. A simple lie, a couple (literally) of compliant ‘Celtic’ voices and it was job done.

This has been going on for decades. It’s only recently, with formal PR companies competing for the same demographic, we’ve seen how these messages get into the media.

Celtic have PR to arrange media conferences, distil club news and formal statements. There’s no attempt at subversion, either outwards or at our own demographic.

Saturday is a big day for our Treble Winning Captains. Shortly after Billy McNeil unveils his statue in front of the stadium, Tom Boyd, our only other Treble Winning Captain will be in the Kerrydale Suite, to sign personalised copies of The Winds of Change. The book which covers Celtic managers from Liam Brady to Martin O’Neill, across what was an unforgettable story of redemption.

Joining Tom at the signing session will be Billy’s former team mate, John Hughes. If you get talking to Yogi, just listen. He’s seen it all, so don’t interrupt him.

You’ll be able to buy The Windows of Change, as well as Caesar and The Assassin, the book which documents Billy McNeill and Davie Hay’s periods in charge, inside the Kerrydale Suite before kick off.

Club sponsor, Magners, have kindly offered us two Premium Seat tickets for Saturday’s game in the Jock Stein Stand. To enter the competition, what you’ve got to do is email me, celticquicknews@gmail.com with the name of the team we’re playing in the email Subject Line.  Competition closes at 18:00 TODAY, so it’s only open for a short window….

…………while you are entering the competition. You might want to take an extra minute and donate £1 to our Mary’s Meals school kitchen project. You have already built four kitchens in Malawi. These donations go towards putting food on the table.  You can donate here.

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  1. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    Some Celtic supporters think The Celtic Board are the bad guys.

     

    Some Celtic supporters think Sevco are the bad guys.

     

    Some Celtic supporters think The Scottish football Authorities are the bad guys.

     

    Some Celtic supporters think The Establishment are the bad guys.

     

    Some Celtic supporters think all of these groups are the bad guys.

     

     

    Make of the above what you will.

     

     

     

    JJ

  2. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    JJ

     

     

     

    The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

     

     

    HH

  3. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    BMCUW

     

    Some think the Res 12 bhoys are peeing against the wind but I hope the outcome is as good as Santa`s effort 0:-)

     

     

    JJ

  4. The green man

     

     

    I’ll give you an instance of solid evidence here in Scotland ,,,,,,Neil Lennon assaulted, live on TV all over the World……..please remind me of the outcome of that shocking attack on a football manager doing his job, please?

  5. JJHS

     

     

    Might I refer you to work of the late James Farry.

     

    Like I said….supposedly sharp operators on the PLC, cannot cope with a halfwit liar like Dave King.

     

    Glibby is running riot….and not a peep from our so-called custodians.

     

    He can even lie in court….nothing is said.

     

    Scottish Football is corrupt…..that’s the truth of it.

     

     

    HH

  6. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on 17th December 2015 11:05 am

     

     

    First up let me state that I think the idea of a return to ‘Special Season Tickets’ is wrong.

     

     

    However playing Devil’s Advocate lets say our board do consider them a totally new team but still anticipate a demand from our fans for 7.5k away tickets and therefore need to accommodate RIFC in the same way they used to accommodate RFC. What to do?

     

     

    I’d start by moving the Family section. It shouldn’t be next to the away fans anyway, and I know that there’s been concerns raised about that already. Then I’d just stop selling ST in that section. That way nobody needs moved, kids can still go etc etc.

  7. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    JUNGLE JIM HOT SMOKED on 17TH DECEMBER 2015 11:33 AM

     

    Awe naw

     

     

     

     

    We don`t care what the Animals say ….

     

     

     

     

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    Sang it.

     

    Love it.

  8. TD67

     

     

    Tony….you got it in one.

     

    Its ok to assault the manager of Celtic.

     

    But try taking the huns and masons to task….no not at all.

     

    The evidence is abundant.

     

    Scottish Football is corrupt and sectarian.

     

     

    HH

  9. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    JUNGLE JIM HS

     

     

    Haha,brilliant!

     

     

    Nothing wrong wi his prostate,the oul’ fella. That’s joined-up writing!!

  10. JJHS

     

     

    Jim…Celtic always get the worst of it…..that’s how the sfa/sevco brotherhood operate….with sectarian hatred.

     

    You may think I overstate the case, but a cursory glance at the History of Scottish Football, will tell you all you need to know.

     

    Time it was changed.

     

     

    HH

  11. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MACJAY

     

     

    Is it not about time for your wee rendition of Jingle Bells as you sail round Sydney Harbour?

     

     

    I’m told that’s a highlight of the festive season for the locals(!)

  12. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    THE GREEN MAN on 17TH DECEMBER 2015 11:37 AM

     

    TD67

     

     

    Tony….you got it in one.

     

     

    Its ok to assault the manager of Celtic.

     

    But try taking the huns and masons to task….no not at all.

     

     

    The evidence is abundant.

     

     

    Scottish Football is corrupt and sectarian

     

    HH

     

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    True.

     

    But.

     

    Ignore all of that .

     

    Let`s get stuck in to the Board of C.F.C.

     

    That`ll make all the difference.

  13. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    The Green Man on 17th December 2015 11:37 am

     

     

    CORRECT….!!!!

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 17TH DECEMBER 2015 11:41 AM

     

    MACJAY

     

     

    Right location.

     

    Wrong ditty.

     

     

    A nautical air,perchance? Drunken sailor,mayhap?

     

    As befits the setting.

     

     

    What will we do with the Glasgow Rangers?

     

    What will we do with the Glasgow Rangers?

     

    What will we do with the Glasgow Rangers earlie in the morning?

     

     

    Burn,burn,burn the rascals.

     

    (Sanitised version)

     

     

    Glad you`ve returned to duty.

     

    Hail Hail.

  15. McJay

     

     

    I expect the Celtic PLC to defend the traditions of Celtic with firm resolve.

     

    However, they do not seem capable enough to confront the hun hierarchy.

     

    They are letting the supporters down badly.

     

    Meanwhile….we have to watch hun morons like glibby, blatantly subverting everything he touches.

     

    But….not a peep from the Celtic PLC.

     

     

     

    HH

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    JIMBO67

     

     

    MACJAY’s personal slant on the lyrics may be familiar to you and to many of us,but not to many in Sydney!

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~*++*~~~~~~~~~~

     

     

    MACJAY

     

     

    Cheers,bud. Original moniker reinstated too. Canny besmirch a legend and his wife by associating it with trolls,etc,no matter how good my intentions.

     

     

    ARD MACHA from yesterday…

     

     

    Please consider above as a grateful but belated reply to your post yesterday. I only noticed it when I got up for work!

  17. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    THE GREEN MAN on 17TH DECEMBER 2015 11:52 AM

     

    McJay

     

     

     

    I expect the Celtic PLC to defend the traditions of Celtic with firm resolve.

     

    However, they do not seem capable enough to confront the hun hierarchy.

     

    They are letting the supporters down badly.

     

    Meanwhile….we have to watch hun morons like glibby, blatantly subverting everything he touches.

     

     

    But….not a peep from the Celtic PLC.

     

    HH

     

     

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    Mate.

     

    Round and round we go in ever decreasing circles.

     

    I trust the Celtic Board to look after the interests of Celtic F.C.

     

    You don`t.

     

    The moment I find myself to be in the wrong,I`ll be shoulder to shoulder with you.

     

    In the meantime,I`ll trust my own judgement and will refuse to condemn the Board on blog speculation.

  18. JJHS

     

     

    For Jim Farry….see Campbell Ogilvie/Dungcaster etc…..different faces, but same blazer.

     

    I recall a while ago…a poster put up an article, about Celtic players protesting the refereeing decisions they were subject to against Rangers……It was dated 1930.

     

    So….you would not have to research too far…..its all there to see.

     

     

     

    HH

  19. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    JUNGLE JIM HOT SMOKED on 17TH DECEMBER 2015 11:38 AM

     

    Macjay1

     

     

    It is a beautiful melody .

     

     

    JJ

     

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    As are the original lyrics before Glen Daly`s version.

     

     

    “We don`t care if we win,lose or draw.”

     

    Speak for yourself,Glen,`cos I do care.

  20. BMCUWP

     

     

    It was singing it whilst he wore a bunnet and ill fitting St Aloysius blazer I objected to

     

     

    Jimbo67

  21. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    BMCUW

     

    I accidentally voted more than once and it accepted both votes 0:-)

     

    Cheerio for now,

     

    JJ

     

    PS Childish, I know, but I would like us to win the vote so , hopefully, the link will be reposted several times between now and the 19th Dec closing time.

  22. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    Just checked again. Only one vote was accepted. Phew ! I would hate to be associated with cheats 0:-)

  23. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    As nobody can deal with it (i.e our Old Firm ticketing conditions) either intellectually or emotionally … I know I know …I know … doesn´t everyone … dim witted religious bigots are the source of most of the worlds problems ..not that the dim witted religious bigots would dare countenance such thought

     

     

    I agree it was the EXACT same people that let Neil Lennons attacker off the hook and said nothig AND decided on our ticket policy and have decided that we sit at the back of the bus.

     

     

    The Establishment

     

     

    Lords and Billionaires.

     

     

    HH

  24. JFH

     

     

    In my opinion….they are all the same outfit…..with the same goals.

     

    Let us cheat….is the agenda.

     

    They believe it is their right to cheat….so move along timmy, back of the bus.

     

    But….The good guys will win in the end:)

     

    If Sepp Blatter and his mob can be exposed…. the bigots in the sfa/sevco can be taken to task.

     

     

    HH

  25. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on 17th December 2015 12:19 pm

     

     

    ‘Special Season Tickets’ are the ones that didn’t get the OF games because their seats were given to an orc.

     

     

    Sorry it’s old terminology.

  26. Macjay:

     

     

    I read your post regards the Tricolour… it is the right of any supporter of Celtic to wave the flag of any nation they so chose, who are you or I to dictate which flag they should fly? Despotic attitudes do not become you.

     

     

    I just had a wee check in the cupboard, I have one Celtic strip, one Brazil strip and six Scotland strips and I have never been to a Scotland game in my life; still in protest after forty years.

     

     

    I was once arrested at Easter Road for fling the tricolour, got kicked out in a moment when I informed them I had a valid Irish passport. If I had my choice I would rather fly a Scottish flag at Celtic games but if I was ever arrested for doing so I could not produce a Scottish passport to support my right to fly the flag of my nation.

     

     

    Scotland is in a slumbering limbo and those who have Irish blood in their veins have never stopped suffering. You might not understand that, and if you do and you persist with your anti-Irish posts then you are just being mean and attention seeking, in my eyes anyway, but maybe I’m wrong, maybe you truly just don’t like the Irish influence indelibly ingrained into the fabric of Celtic Football Club, for whatever reason I do not have a clue.