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Some of the reaction to Peter Lawwell’s promotion to the top table of the bowling club yesterday was thoroughly entertaining, including some from our own side.  As a rule, I’m happy to germinate nonsense which distracts potential opponents from applying logical analysis to their world, so now THE EVIDENCE is all there!!

The SFA badly need higher calibre board members and, despite some generous assessments (from all sides), Celtic’s influence over the Association has been akin to pushing water up a marble staircase.  The only genuine solutions to Scottish football’s problems will be to the benefit of all clubs, not just the main income generator.  This is the challenge Peter Lawwell should set himself.  By delivering well-funded, competitive football for all, he will best look after the interests of Celtic.  Big changes all round are required.

I was accustomed today by a suggestion that Celtic were about to announce debts of over £30m after investing in some underperforming bonds!  Fortunately the story teller is listening to the wrong people and this is complete fantasy.  At least this nonsense keeps people from reading the accounts and asking by our board blow so much cash on amortisation each year instead of buying players.

Shout out to the newly launched Irish Voice newspaper, issue one of which is now out.  Focussed on “Bringing you all the news from the Irish in Scotland” it’s a really impressive read – and it’s free!  Check it out online here and look out for the paper copy.
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  1. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    Dubaibhoy-”If I signed off the accounts it has been in good faith.”

     

    20:36 on

     

    4 September, 2013

     

    Natknow

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8rrFP2RMmo

     

     

    LOL! Cheers mate – just posted on FaceBook for the guys who are going away that weekend. Got an excellent reaction!

  2. TroonTim

     

     

    I agree, this is indeed a great time to be a Celtic supporter.

     

     

    What is a blog is about?

     

    I think that it’s mostly guys with a “grievance” or something that is annoying them will post on a blog.

     

     

    I think most “blog” folk are lurkers who are quite happy with the current state of the team/club/company.

     

    But they are extremely interested to know what other supporters ar concerned about: it helps keep their finger on the pulse and is 100% better than the SMSM.

     

     

    At the end of the day day, we are are all Celtic fans (apart from the Jack Irvine plants that you can usually spot a mile away…).

     

     

    Gardez la Foi

     

    Sitae

  3. bournesouprecipe

     

     

     

    20:31 on 4 September, 2013

     

     

     

    Arsenil 1 (nil) Totenham Hotspur (nil) (£107,000,000)

     

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    107,000,000 LOL

  4. sixtaeseven

     

    20:42

     

     

    I agree with your description of the blog and that’s how I use it. It helps me to sense-check the reality against the mis-reporting by the MSM. I attended the FAC rally after reading the coverage on CQN.

     

     

    My frustration is that it sometimes feesl that every silver lining has a cloud.

     

     

    Still worth sticking with to keep a broad view of things.

     

     

    HH

  5. NatKnow – Supporting Wee Oscar

     

     

    I can’t tell by your name if you are female or not but if you are I feel I must warn you. If you are walking about during the day I think it must be the law that you have to wear really skimpy shorts, heels and a tight vest top, and have long blond hair. If you are not female then just ignore.

  6. natknow – supporting wee oscar

     

    I was in Stockholm a few years ago and went to an Irish bar, with my mate, to watch the Hoops. I think it was the Dubliner, big pub in city centre. The big screens were showing Man Ure and nothing else. I was wearing a Celtic top and went downstairs for a ‘Peters and Lee’ where I was approached and a friendly voice said “we were told you were here”. Half way up the stairs was a door with a combination lock and behind that door was the horseshoe bar that was part of the main pub, this is where the local Bhoys met to watch the games. Unfortunately, the signal was down and we didn’t see the game but the craic was brilliant.

  7. natknow – supporting wee oscar

     

     

    19:30 on 4 September, 2013

     

    Embdy been to Stockholm?

     

     

    If so, any recommendations re: bars, restaurants, things to see gratefully received.

     

     

    Long weekend.

     

     

    Natknow,

     

     

    Long time lurker here and very occasional poster, I’ve just left stockholm after a few days holiday there, now in tallinn. Stockholm is a great city but eating out and drinking is very pricey, even local neighborhood bars average around £7 for less than a pint of lager/Guinness. A lot of bars have happy hours from 5-7 ish when drinks are much cheaper but you need to seek them out.

     

    If you are looking for places to eat without it being too touristy head for sodermalm, just south of the historic centre of gamla stan, more laid back neighbourhood bars and restaurants here.

     

     

    In terms of things to see, the Vasa Museum is superb, the scale of the ship inside is huge, it’s on the island of djurgarden. stockholm city hall is great, especially the tower, its 40SEK and the tour lasts 35 minutes but you get great views ofvthe whole city. there ate tours every half hour, starting at 9am but they limit them to 30 people a tour so if you want to go id head there reasonably early. the old town is full of things to see, from the parliament to the palace, one word of caution though, avoid the abba museum, also on Djurgarden. it’s as bad as you can imagine if not worse…..

     

     

    Hope you have a good weekend

  8. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    DJBEE

     

    20:59 on

     

    4 September, 2013

     

     

    NatKnow – Supporting Wee Oscar

     

     

    I can’t tell by your name if you are female or not but if you are I feel I must warn you. If you are walking about during the day I think it must be the law that you have to wear really skimpy shorts, heels and a tight vest top, and have long blond hair. If you are not female then just ignore.

     

     

    It’s a bhoys weekend away, mate. I’ve passed on your observations to them and they’re now slavering. :-)

  9. I would say that 99% of people who post here are Tims, the 1% can be seen a mile off.

     

     

    We all see things our own way.

     

     

    Some differ on the managers team selection, on his tactics, some on how the club is run, some on the clubs silence re the corruption etc, etc.

     

     

    At the end of the day we all want Celtic to win, win well by playing good open, honest, beautifull football.

     

     

    The nature of the beast dictates that we can’t agree on everything, pity, but them’s are the rules of life.

     

     

    What most of us agree on is that the powers who run the game here are corrupt, they are hell bent on breaking the rules to the detriment of all the clubs in scotland, to the benefit of thems.

     

     

    We are up against more than the football people, we are up against a government who have criminalised our support, a judiciary who turn a blind eye to the corruption, a police force who do not investigate the blatent corruption, a media who work hand in glove with the establishment, all to the end of furthering the hun agenda.

     

     

    I, and a few others said years ago that the masonic cabal were behind everything, many believed it, many didn’t, some called us paranoid, I don’t think we were paranoid enough.

     

     

    Things that have transpired the past couple of years, have been beyond our wildest dreams, but our paranoia has been shown to be justified.

     

     

    I will keep banging the drum, I will probably keep banging it till I can bang it no more…..sort the referees, sort the problem, a level playing field on the park….and everything else will fall into place.

     

     

    Over to you Pedro, in all honesty, it’s really no too much to ask for……is it.

     

     

    HH

  10. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles

     

    21:07 on

     

    4 September, 2013

     

     

    natknow – supporting wee oscar

     

     

    I was in Stockholm a few years ago and went to an Irish bar, with my mate, to watch the Hoops. I think it was the Dubliner, big pub in city centre. The big screens were showing Man Ure and nothing else. I was wearing a Celtic top and went downstairs for a ‘Peters and Lee’ where I was approached and a friendly voice said “we were told you were here”. Half way up the stairs was a door with a combination lock and behind that door was the horseshoe bar that was part of the main pub, this is where the local Bhoys met to watch the games. Unfortunately, the signal was down and we didn’t see the game but the craic was brilliant.

     

     

    Many thanks my hoopy friend – we’ll check it out! Sounds perfect!!

  11. Natknow,

     

    Don’t know about Stockholm,but have been to Norrkopping and Kalmar,not impressed .

     

    Norrkopping a ghost town after 18.00 .In a pub in Kalmar “Molly Malones ” told by bar staff no Irish music allowed.Only the large numbers in our company saved us from being thrown out.

     

    Hope you find Stockholm more exciting.HH

  12. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    paisleybhoy74

     

    21:07 on

     

    4 September, 2013

     

    natknow – supporting wee oscar

     

     

    19:30 on 4 September, 2013

     

    Embdy been to Stockholm?

     

     

    If so, any recommendations re: bars, restaurants, things to see gratefully received.

     

     

    Long weekend.

     

     

    Natknow,

     

     

    Long time lurker here and very occasional poster, I’ve just left stockholm after a few days holiday there, now in tallinn. Stockholm is a great city but eating out and drinking is very pricey, even local neighborhood bars average around £7 for less than a pint of lager/Guinness. A lot of bars have happy hours from 5-7 ish when drinks are much cheaper but you need to seek them out.

     

    If you are looking for places to eat without it being too touristy head for sodermalm, just south of the historic centre of gamla stan, more laid back neighbourhood bars and restaurants here.

     

     

    In terms of things to see, the Vasa Museum is superb, the scale of the ship inside is huge, it’s on the island of djurgarden. stockholm city hall is great, especially the tower, its 40SEK and the tour lasts 35 minutes but you get great views ofvthe whole city. there ate tours every half hour, starting at 9am but they limit them to 30 people a tour so if you want to go id head there reasonably early. the old town is full of things to see, from the parliament to the palace, one word of caution though, avoid the abba museum, also on Djurgarden. it’s as bad as you can imagine if not worse…..

     

     

    Hope you have a good weekend

     

     

    Cheers mate – some good advice in there. Much appreciated! Vasa museum sounds excellent.

  13. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    fanadpatriot

     

    21:12 on

     

    4 September, 2013

     

    Natknow,

     

    Don’t know about Stockholm,but have been to Norrkopping and Kalmar,not impressed .

     

    Norrkopping a ghost town after 18.00 .In a pub in Kalmar “Molly Malones ” told by bar staff no Irish music allowed.Only the large numbers in our company saved us from being thrown out.

     

    Hope you find Stockholm more exciting.HH

     

     

    LOL! Sounds like Sweden is a bit of a mixed bag. Only in Stockholm for 3 days and won;t get the chance to sample the delightful places you mention. Kalmar sounds like a hun town. :-)

  14. natknow – supporting wee oscar

     

     

    21:08 on 4 September, 2013DJBEE20:59 on4 September, 2013NatKnow – Supporting Wee OscarI can’t tell by your name if you are female or not but if you are I feel I must warn you. If you are walking about during the day I think it must be the law that you have to wear really skimpy shorts, heels and a tight vest top, and have long blond hair. If you are not female then just ignore.

     

    Ingore?? This is an equal opportunities site mate…..:)

  15. Just a wee heads up for anybody going to Amsterdam for the Ajax game. I was on booking.com tonight to book a hotel room for the night of the game, 6th November. I managed to get one but be aware guys that hotel rooms that night are in short supply and prices are at a premium. So if you intend to go it might be an idea to book a room now. I managed to get what I always look for one with ‘Free Cancellation” but even these have limited availability.

  16. Marrakesh Express on

    Dont hear much mention of Ticketus these days.

     

    Surely they’ve still got the Huns by the short and curlies.

  17. Whoever’s going to Stockholm O’Connell’s pub is where to watch Celtic. The Swedish Tims watch the games there. Has a dungeon with screens for the game, free raffles at HT and grub.

     

     

    Check out their website:

     

     

    http://www.oconnells.se/‎

  18. ET….

     

     

    keep bangin’ the drum…….

     

    ……………THAT mob usually like their big drums too….

     

    …… but they don’t like what sites like this Dear Green Place has achieved.

     

     

    Good.

     

     

    P67 and our community have made a difference and continue to do so.

     

     

    I’d guess Big Peter like drummin’ too.

     

     

    HH.

  19. Morrissey the 23rd on

    Hope Brogan Rogan And Trevino is not is too much pain and his stookie isn’t keeping him offline?

  20. THE EXILED TIM

     

    “I will keep banging the drum, I will probably keep banging it till I can bang it no more…..sort the referees, sort the problem, a level playing field on the park….and everything else will fall into place.”

     

     

    Nail on head! in the Stein era we were so much ahead on the park the referees became an irrelevance. In the MON era , it almost became the same, however the riches of the CL allowed greed to become a driver for the sinister elements to come into play, the favours bestowed upon the eejit McLeish and his mob were a blatant disgrace. I estimate my ulcers grew 10 fold in that period as I poisoned myself with bitterness and anger.

     

    If PL tidies up that lot at Hampden , I may even suggest a staue for him at CP as well.

  21. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    vale bhoy

     

    21:21 on

     

    4 September, 2013

     

    Whoever’s going to Stockholm O’Connell’s pub is where to watch Celtic. The Swedish Tims watch the games there. Has a dungeon with screens for the game, free raffles at HT and grub.

     

     

    Check out their website:

     

     

    http://www.oconnells.se/‎

     

     

    Cheers bud. We’ll be there on Saturday 5 October when we play Motherwell at home. Any idea if home games are shown in Sweden?

  22. If “Handsome” McClelland is back in the hotseat…………….

     

     

    ….they’ve learned nowt…………….

     

     

    Hell mend thum.

  23. Morrissey the 23rd on

    Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma @ 16:27

     

    I’m sure you can download software you can talk typw with. Possible solution.

  24. Boa noite.

     

     

    Two passing comments

     

     

    1) Cool Hand Luke – Two immortal lines :-

     

     

    Guard : Just doin ma job, Luke

     

    Luke : callin your job don make it raght, Boss

     

     

    and (which was my ansa fone for years)

     

     

    “What we have here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach.”

     

     

    2) Scottish Highland League (North) Semi-final

     

     

    News reaches me that the Northern FOD are 6-2 against the Black n White Brasil at HT.

     

     

    Yep, Brora Rangers 6 Wick Academy 2 with it all to play for in the second half (hopefully the wind will be on our backs then).

     

     

    See I said it was all irrelevant….

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