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Losers of the Durrant outburst

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Who are the losers from the recent Ian Durrant outburst?  It’s certainly not the Pope, nor any his co-religious.  I don’t even know if it will be Durant himself, who, incredibly, “meant to cause no offense”. Durrant’s status, whatever it is worth, will be assured by what happened.

The consequences will be imperceptible, part of a slow drift of affinity away from a football affinity which was once elevated by such sentiment and, in the 21st century, limited by it.  Sponsors are not the first to leave, it’s the fans with more between their ears than Durrant. The losers are the club and fans.

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  1. POGMATHONYAHUN AKA LAIRD OF THE SMILES on 23RD OCTOBER 2018 2:04 PM

     

    WITS,

     

     

    Lambert14 has obviously got you sussed. I moving my allegiance to somebody else.

     

     

    Don’t ever darken Coias again in case somebody pees in your tea …….. again! ??

  2. “The losers are the club and fans.”

     

     

    Hard to argue with that – whether Durrant has opened his gob or not!

  3. Fanatic

     

     

    I agree with you almost completely.

     

    I would nuance your assessment on French Eddie just a wee bit.

     

    There was so much to savour. The more so as the game went on. But at times when you perceived to be him ‘holding position’ , I saw some occasions when he didn’t come to meet the ball, instead allowing the defenders to move in, in front of him, to take it.

     

     

    That said, a lovely match due to this young mhan and the others you mentioned.

     

     

    HH jg

  4. HOT SMOKED

     

    I was aghast at discovering there were actually fellow Celtic supporters who made a miserable bugger like me seem cheerful in comparison!

  5. JAMESGANG

     

    Can i nuance your nuance?

     

    Ed will have to learn the tolerances of Scottish whistlers to refine this.

     

    They did not so much as move in front of him but barged through the back.

     

    The steamroller tackle is approved by Scottish whistlers to Celtic’s opponents.

  6. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    You’re correct, Durrant’s insult matters less than nothing to the faithful. Pity the fool.

     

     

    May I extend condolences today to the Maguiness family in Clydebank, Donegal and beyond as well as our dwindling Catholic community of St Joseph’s, Faifley. Laying Kay to rest is another sore blow we have to absorb.

     

     

    Good wishes to all Celts.

  7. Why’s Laffatme not been charged, and put on Sex Offender Register? Level 5 must’ve silenced Women’s Groups again? Nothing doing last week with Gascoigne….

  8. LETS ALL DO THE HUDDLE ? on 23RD OCTOBER 2018 2:30 PM

     

    celtic tickets sold out for sunday

     

     

     

    5 days in advance, not bad going

     

     

    If you know your history CSC

  9. glendalystonsils on

    Sevco have Beaton , ‘red card’ Ross and ‘scowler’ McLean backing up the troops on Sunday. SFA pulling out all the stops.

  10. sixtaeseven - 70 trophies in my lifetime on

    Heart of Midlothian v Celtic

     

    BT Murrayfield, kick-off 1.30pm

     

    Referee: Willie Collum

     

     

    Aberdeen v Rangers

     

    Hampden Park, kick-off 4.30pm

     

    Referee: John Beaton

     

     

    Oh well… good to know Rank**s were drawn away….

     

    Jesus help us !!!!

  11. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Guyfawksaforeverhero

     

     

    Rip Kay

     

    I’ll light a candle at St Simons tomorrow when out and about

  12. THE TOKEN TIM

     

     

    sorry late getting back to you,was busy drinking beer and drinking beer. I am just outside Jakarta in Depok region. Normally go to Jakarta for a beer every weekend. If your heading this way drop me an emailn BMCUWP and CRC have my address

     

     

    HH

  13. The Durrant story will do nothing to detract from the historical quest of the new club.

     

     

    Plays perfectly to their loyal (?? See what I did there??) customer base.

     

     

    Also chimes in perfectly to the global zeitgeist where US Presidents mock all and sundry and racist old bastards cause elderly black ladies to be moved on Ryanair flights.

     

     

    Perhaps, rather than being a man of his time, Mr Durrant was ahead of his time? Given that he’s been associated with bigotry for many years now.

     

     

    HH jg

     

     

    HH jg

  14. mike in toronto on

    A florida man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a plane is apparently using the ‘Trump defence’.

     

     

    He reached around and grabbed the woman sitting in the seat in front of him. He was arrested when the plane landed. After he was placed in handcuffs, he said “that the President of the United States says it’s ok to grab women by their private parts,”

     

     

    On a related note, the Donald had previously expressed his admiration for the power held by Xi Jinping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party: “He’s now president for life,” President Trump told supporters. “President for life. No, he’s great. And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.”

     

     

    However, having spent some time in Scotland, he has reconsidered: “I would rather be like the Scottish Football Association…. you can do whatever you want, say whatever you want, and no one even questions it.”

     

     

    However, other White House sources have suggested that the Donald was offered the job of running the SFA recently, but he declined, saying, ‘that mob are too dishonest…. even for me.’

  15. Delaneys Dunky on

    Fess & Greenpinata

     

    I was very surprised how well my nephew was treated by Durrant when he signed for Dumbarton. They had Celtic/ Rangers banter but no more. He was a gentleman towards my sister, even getting them tickets for Celtic Euro matches that were sold out. This was not my perception of Ian Durrant. My impression of him is matched with today’s news. Sadly.

     

    YNWA

  16. Jamesgang 5.37.

     

    Yip.

     

    Young Mr Durrant, when still at Rangers, called me a tarrier, I didn’t even know that he knew who I was.

     

    I played football with his brother Jamie and was having a pint with him and Ian walked past and said, what you doing drinking with that tarrier Jamie?

     

    His brother apologised and said ignore him, he thinks that’s funny, the same old “banter”excuse is still being used today.

     

    Hail Hail

  17. JNP

     

     

    Carnegie’s in Paisley used to be famous on Wednesday nights. Frequented by footballers too. One night one of them grabbed a waitress by the breast as she walked past with a tray above her head. For legal reasons I can’t name him or ‘ID’ him on here.

     

     

    Scum does as scum is.

     

     

    HH jg

  18. The wrong kick off time is on the tickets for Sevco v Sheep on Sunday, absolute laughing stock…

  19. Jamesgang.

     

    You are bringing it all back now, Carnegies then on to Paris the nightclub in Silk St Paisley.

     

    Mental days for me.

     

    Hail Hail

  20. mike in toronto on

    DD

     

     

    Just seems to have been rushed through …. not really well thought through.

     

     

    Fortunately for the government, most of the people involved are too mellow to really care … otherwise it could have gotten really ugly.

  21. D.D.

     

    Is that Canada off the bucket list?

     

    If they are having to ration it.

     

    Hail Hail

  22. itscalledthemalvinas on

    It’s not only the wrong kick off time they have put on the semi final ticket.

     

    They have got one of the teams name wrong as well !

     

     

    Keep calling them Sevco csc

  23. mike in toronto on

    DD

     

     

    Given some of our politicians, I assume that the shortage is because the politicians have kept a large stash for themselves, and spend their days imbibing …

     

     

    cant see any other explanation for some of them!

     

     

    :)

  24. Mike had a nosey at the excellent Don Alfonso wine list today and elegant menus

     

    pity they got Saddam Hussein’s interior folk in to fit out the place

     

    looks well worth a visit though.

  25. bigrailroadblues on

    Good evening all from Govanhill. Kick out the jams motherf…….Forgot the last bit. :-)

  26. mike in toronto on

    JNP …. everyone is welcome to come to Canada and smoke up … just make sure you aren’t from Japan or South Korea ..

     

     

    both countries have laws that allow their laws to be applied to their citizens where ever the citizens are … it is illegal in SK to have pot …. so, even though it is legal to smoke pot in Canada, South Korean citizens can be prosecuted when they return to SK for smoking up in Canada ….

     

     

    So, if Ki Sun Yung or Shunsuke Nakamura is reading ….. you cant say you weren’t warned….

  27. MIT 6.30.

     

    Interesting.

     

    Surely a good lawyer could work a way around that.

     

    Do you know any? :-)

     

    Hail Hail

  28. mike in toronto on

    WDH … how are you my friend? Long time no talk.

     

     

    That place is right across from my office, but I have still not tried it yet …

     

     

    Surprisingly to some (but not if you know lawyers), one of the best wine cellars in the country is apparently at Osgoode Hall … the home of the Law Society and the main Court building …

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