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As we predicted months ago, Glasgow will be open for the Euros, the Scottish government yesterday went to the extent of confirming 6,000 spectators could attend the Glasgow Green Fan Zone – with testing optional.

It was made clear to me by sources inside Holyrood that the Westminster Government would ensure games would go ahead at Wembley and there was no way the Scottish Government would have a flag waving exercise in London without the same exhibition of a different nation in Glasgow.

All of the key indicators are pointing in the wrong direction and international holidaymakers face renewed restrictions, but flags, and all that.  No wonder the hospitality industry is in uproar.

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  1. Scotland like the rest of europe and the world are dealing with covid 19. Across europe football is bei g played and no government as far as I am aware has said no thanks. Whatever the merits and demerits. The patter cuts across political parties, but in all cases it’s a political choice. No matter who is or was in power the end result would be the same.

     

     

    In january celtic had 19 million in the bank prior to punting frimpong 11.5 (8 million to us), elhammed 1 million, klimala, 3.5 million and hendry 1.75 million (total over 14 million).

     

     

    It looks like we will also be selling eduard 18 million ( 14 million) ajer 10 million, christie 3 million and ntcham 1 million (28 million)

     

     

    We have returned all the highly paid loan players

     

     

    A poor returning brown and griff (likely) have left and it looks like ralston is also away.

     

     

    Essentially it is as close to a blank slate as a new manager will ever got.

     

     

    senior players – barkas, bain, boli, Taylor, jullian, mcgregor, bitton, turnbull, soro, forrest, rogic and ajeti,

     

     

    Less established players – in welsh, johnson,

     

     

    Promising kids – o’connor, connoll, henderson, Montgomery, dembele.

     

     

    This can be viewed as positive or negative. Personally think it’s a positive as there should be money to spend, wages available and space to fill with players you want to play.

     

     

    HH

  2. BACK TO BASICS – GLASS HALF FULL on 9TH JUNE 2021 4:19 PM

     

     

    Was going to post summat …

     

     

    …. then found this beautifully succinct comment from Greenpinata which I couldn’t hope to match.

     

     

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    We are being played. After the Euros expect increased controlling measures.

     

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    Hi Backtobasics.

     

     

    of course we are.

     

    on a UK stage we have the euro qualys

     

    be it westminster or edinburgh.

     

    it must go ahead.kudos to whichever gov you look too.(personally i think its mad,as with fanzones and games its the congregating/spacing/masking and cleanliness that cause ‘r’ to go up).i would not wish C19 on anyone of any nationality.its horrid virus.i feel until we map how it spreads with non/symptomatic spreaders.we should only have tested entrant.

     

     

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    SFTB

     

    From my reading i kinda find it strange we have not had test entry requirements here in Scotland,as you point out a lot of events raves,gigs,foitball were all experiments and the knowledge and data shared widely.to ensure safety was paramount.

     

     

    I dont think SG are not handlin entry into grounds well at all.Entry tested events rolled out with slow increasing attendances would have been easier to run and build confidence up,leading up to this tourney.instead a dates picked along with a number and away we go. imo tic toc til the next increase in cases.

     

     

    HH x3

  3. rpmcelticfan on

    Stephbhoy67 , That’s the way im trying to look at it mate , a clean slate is surely preferable to a dressing room full of disgruntled and dominant players , its a new dawn and hopefully a great new era of Celtic success , Hail hail ;)

  4. ALWAYS THE CAUSE NOT THE PEOPLE

     

     

    SNPcult bans parents from school and nursery end of term outdoor events and yet allows 6000 to drink alcohol all day long – you could not make it up.

     

     

    Scotland The Brand is all that matters to these political fanatics.

     

     

    Remember Salmond pulling out a saltire at Wimbledon? An embarrassment to every Scot and an insight into the narrow mindset of these cult members.

  5. Stephbhoy67 on 9th June 2021 7:30 pm

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    Good post.

     

     

    NicerthanboringJBHcultcrap CSC

  6. JHB on 9TH JUNE 2021 7:59 PM

     

     

    The ‘discussion’ had calmed down. Can we leave it now?

  7. This club is a shambles at the moment. No leadership, no direction and precious little hope.

     

     

    How can we go from a strategy that involves getting an EPL quality manager to someone who has never manage in Europe? It’s schizophrenic.

     

     

    What happened to the director of football? Has that been binned or are we waiting on the new manager to appoint him? Who’s managing the comings and going of players? Has someone been lined up to manage pre-season? Do we have someone in place to manage the physical monitoring and conditioning programmes? ….

     

     

    There are many, many questions that need answered from within the Celtic boardroom. Even when they were reluctant to speak out themselves often it appeared their views were presented on this site. Now we’re not even being given that level of respect.

     

     

    Are they playing us for fools or are they the fools?

     

     

    Normally this site would be the place to explain the strategy but now it seems our host is as in the dark as the rest of us. Either that or is in the know and the truth is even worse than we imagine!

  8. STEPHBHOY67 on 9TH JUNE 2021 7:30 PM

     

     

    I also like to think about the rebuild.

     

     

    Would say Bitton, who, has in fairness has done all that’s asked of him could go.

     

    Although wouldn’t mind if manager played in midfield (and really not a CH again) but, mids need to be more mobile these days so maybe release/sell.

     

     

    Think Boli will be sold. Bad decision on his part and think it was too much of break of discipline that the club will keep.

     

     

    Want to see these as at least squad players hopefully much more first team.

     

     

    Promising kids – o’connor, connoll, henderson, Montgomery, dembele.

  9. squire danaher on

    QUICKDRAW on 9TH JUNE 2021 8:11 PM

     

     

    This club is a shambles at the moment. No leadership, no direction and precious little hope.

     

     

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    It’s so big a shambles it’s actually impressive.

     

     

    It’s beyond incompetence.

     

     

    You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s intentional.

  10. SCULLYBHOY on 9TH JUNE 2021 6:43 PM

     

     

    ‘BTW Imagine allowing people the right to express themselves democratically.’

     

     

     

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    A privilege the SNP does not allow to its elected representatives and official who are not allowed to criticise party policy.

     

     

    That’s why not one of them has ever dared to breath a word of criticism of their party’s Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.

     

     

    Yet they get upset when anyone points out that they are a cult.

  11. https://twitter.com/Wyscout/status/1402654750999461891?s=20

     

     

    On the basis of getting to know your enemy, this podcast with the reputed brains of the Sevco outfit was interesting, it never pays to underestimate any opponent and far too many Celts are doing that with Gerrard and Beale, next season they will have a settled side that has tasted success and is hungry for more, chasing C/L cash plus the added benefit of honest mistakes makes Sevco a formidable opponent. STEPHBHOY67 on 9TH JUNE 2021 7:30 PM Outlines the depth of the challenge of the rebuild in respect of playing staff, however, added to the aforementioned is no DOF and chief recruitment management, the football dept is non-existent in terms of leadership I just can’t see the quality and quantity of new players required being obtained over one transfer window notwithstanding given that we are notorious for being late in the transfer window doing deals so on top of recruitment without a DOF, etc, our antipodean manager has to develop shape, structure, confidence and playing style with what remains of the squad at the start of pre-season, even if recruitment is on the money the challenge of bedding in the new management team and new players in the pressure cooker atmosphere after last seasons debacle plus European qualification is to say the least absolutely daunting, I wish Ange Postecoglou the best of luck Celtic have had some unexpected magical seasons during its history, now IMO we require more than magic I would suggest if we truly are the chosen tribe this summer now would be a good time for God to make that clear

  12. Go tell the Spartim on

    This political filibustering is soooooo boring

     

    Can we not get back to agonising about Celtic ?

  13. CardboardCSC on

    I remember when the deid club appointed Paul Le Guen, I thought that’s it more misery going to be inflicted by der Hun. He was a top coach undermined by the senior players in his team. I can’t think many of our senior players will cause our new boss to much resentment. So in respect to the earlier point

     

    A sensible clear out makes sense in order to build for the future. HH

  14. Twitter rumour

     

     

    According to Enwsi, Olivier Ntcham arrived in Athens after having reached an agreement! The French midfielder will arrive as a free agent and sign his contract with AEK tomorrow!

     

     

    Good night

  15. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    JE SUIS @ 2:34 PM

     

     

    I used to like CQN – a wide range of opinions and some good laughs

     

     

    what happened?

     

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    Hi JS – it was gentler once upon a time.

     

     

    Like the rest of an exponentially growing social media – it got angrier, more opinionated, more frustrated, less considerate.

     

     

    Still definitely worth the effort (IMHO) but you have to work through the presence of some fairly repetitive characteristics …..

     

     

    – the keyboard warrior

     

    – the transfermarket.com manager

     

    – the barrack room lawyer

     

    – the Monday morning quarterback

     

    – the Big Chief All Talk, No Outcomes

     

    – the Voltaire wannabee

     

    – the rebel without a completion date

     

    – the self appointed man of the people

     

     

    I wonder how many boxes I tick?

     

     

    🤔

     

     

    Then you come across posts containing joy, praise, positivity, excitement, great memories, previously unknown facts or quite brilliant perception & analysis ….

     

     

    …. and you forget all of the negatives.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Keep The Faith

     

     

    We’re Not Half of Anything

     

     

    19-1

     

     

    We share a city AND NOTHING ELSE

  16. BACK TO BASICS – GLASS HALF FULL on 9TH JUNE 2021 9:25 PM

     

    JE SUIS @ 2:34 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I used to like CQN – a wide range of opinions and some good laughs

     

     

     

     

     

     

    what happened?

     

     

     

     

    ————————

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hi JS – it was gentler once upon a time.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Like the rest of an exponentially growing social media – it got angrier, more opinionated, more frustrated, less considerate.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Still definitely worth the effort (IMHO) but you have to work through the presence of some fairly repetitive characteristics …..

     

     

     

     

     

     

    – the keyboard warrior

     

     

     

     

    – the transfermarket.com manager

     

     

     

     

    – the barrack room lawyer

     

     

     

     

    – the Monday morning quarterback

     

     

     

     

    – the Big Chief All Talk, No Outcomes

     

     

     

     

    – the Voltaire wannabee

     

     

     

     

    – the rebel without a completion date

     

     

     

     

    – the self appointed man of the people

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I wonder how many boxes I tick?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    🤔

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Then you come across posts containing joy, praise, positivity, excitement, great memories, previously unknown facts or quite brilliant perception & analysis ….

     

     

     

     

     

     

    …. and you forget all of the negatives.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Keep The Faith

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We’re Not Half of Anything

     

     

     

     

     

     

    19-1

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We share a city AND NOTHING ELSE

     

     

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    Summed up brilliantly

     

     

    HH

  17. itscalledthemalvinas on

    This fanzine at Glasgow Green, is it true that 3000 scotch people are going to turn up and watch Italy play Turkey ?

  18. QUICKDRAW on 9TH JUNE 2021 8:11 PM

     

     

    “Normally this site would be the place to explain the strategy but now it seems our host is as in the dark as the rest of us. Either that or is in the know and the truth is even worse than we imagine!”

     

     

    I think there’s another possibility you need to consider: none of this is real.

  19. Portugal looking very good tonight, more world class players than favorites engerland and they’ve got Ronaldo. Get out of the group of death and they must be in with a chance

  20. ‘Make America great again’

     

    ‘Get Brexit done’

     

    ‘SNPcult’

     

     

    Deep mhan deep.

     

     

    Ernietheegoboringmantra CSC

     

     

    This used to be a site about Celtic – what happened? It was infiltrated by Union Jack waving bores!

  21. TT

     

    Jack Henry showed little when playing for us and, as they say, many would drive him to the airport

  22. I know Gene but their all loving the wee dig at us, wait until he costs Scotland in the Euros, Huns/Little Englanders will probably cheer though.

  23. Wim Jansen – disappointed

     

    Josef Venglos – disappointed

     

    Gordon Strachan – disappointed

     

    Tony Mowbray – disappointed

     

    Ronny Deila – disappointed

     

    Neil Lennon x 2 – disappointed

     

    Ange Postecoglu – disappointed

     

     

    See where I’m coming from? CSC

  24. myboysnowatim on

    Not a lot of people know this but Yul Brynner was a lifelong Celtic fan.

     

     

    He never wore aftershave either.

     

     

    That’s right, Yul never wore cologne.

  25. glendalystonsils on

    I know Jack Hendry received plaudits for his time in Belgium but having watched him in the last two friendlies , I see no significant improvement .

     

    I can’t for the life of me see why the Msm are making such a thing of Celtic supposedly losing out .

     

     

    Or maybe I can .

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