Police being laughed at by grateful media, Jinky medal comes onto the market


Strathclyde Police seem unprepared to decommission the loose cannon that is providing the regular leaks of largely inaccurate information about Celtic fans to the press.  The country’s largest police force have become a regular source of material and hilarity for our media, perhaps best illustrated by their unattributed comment to the Scotland on Sunday, suggesting they plan to “smash the Irish Republican, Marxist, Green Brigade”.

While the police officially claim “these comments do not reflect the view of the Force” the damage is already done.  The stage is set for an inevitable confrontation by a group of supporters who now believe they are being unfairly picked upon (for being Marxist, good grief, I thought they all shaved and suited-up under Tony, including the men!), and a police force, which employs someone who has told the press they are picking on the Green Brigade and which is asked by the Government to challenge pro-IRA chanting.

All political chanting must stop, of course, but I don’t fancy being an officer on the ground who has to pick up the pieces after a very loose tongue has set a scene for confrontation.

Make no mistake, the police are being laughed at by grateful recipients of their media comments, who cannot believe the utter naivety of the Pitt St operation, I have heard this laughter first hand from more than one journo, but the consequences of such dire behaviour will be severe.

I would like to thank everyone who bid on the ebay auction for the Jimmy Johnstone medal. I’m really pleased to let you know that the medal has been withdrawn from sale. Thanks again and sorry if you had already bid.

We are not short of history at Celtic, but there are very few occasions a unique memento of the Greatest Ever Celt becomes available.  The medal is a 47-year-old slice of Celtic folklore, check it out on ebay.

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  1. Philvis



    7 December, 2011 at 13:23



    RobertTressell – The prisons are full of people from low income families, broken homes, peple with addicitions wo grew up with parents who were addicts or inadequate at parenting.



    Oh, those poor murderers, thieves and rapists.



    We are not a nation of social workers, Robert.



    People have to be punished and some have to be locked away for the good of society but the problem is we lock up too many people for crimes which do not merit a jail sentence. And in some cases there are people walking free who should be in jail.



    The problem is, we don’t lock up enough criminals, and when we do, we don’t imprison them for long enough.



    Prison works. It keeps the dregs of society from preying on decent, law-abiding people, on account of the former being held in a secure place at Her Majesty’s pleasure.



    We need more jails and harsher sentences. And let’s get rid of the playstations and xboxes while we’re at it too.



    If the convicts want something to do with their time, let them read the Bible and contemplate the error of their ways. (thumbsup)




    Philvisreturns… a timely reminder that Celtic supporters don’t fit a stereotype. I am afraid we have many, not too many, who share a support for a team we love but precious little else. You sir, have much more in common with the other lot than you realise. I would give up supporting Celtic for life rather than carry your woes for 24 hours.

  2. The Pantaloon Duck on

    GiggsyBhoy says:


    7 December, 2011 at 14:48



    Was it the right one? How many Banguras do we have???

  3. Shieldmuir Celtic says:


    7 December, 2011 at 14:43



    It would be intersting to hear from Strathclyde Police – or from any official source for that matter – the following statistics; How many Rangers supporters have been arrested/charged for illegal, sectarian chanting over the last 5 years?; and how many Celtic supporters have been arreste/charged for offensive/political chanting over the last 5 years? Any ideas on how to obtain these statistics? ……………




    The chap you need to contact is Assistant Chief Constable, Campbell Corrigan as you can see he is a dab hand at the typing so you won’t have to wait long for a reply:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQJtQcMcYmU

  4. BlantyreKev - Hail Hail to the Kano Foundation on

    Very cold reporter and camera girl currently on Glasgow Road, Blantyre beside Station Road asking for reactions to today’s sentencing if anyone feels the need to be have their say…..

  5. Philvisreturns: Harvard Business Review’s take on it:





    I dated a psychiatric nurse in the late-80s – a time when secure psychi units were being shut down, normal nurses like her had to deal with increasignly violent patients, who should have been in those secure units. More and more poentially dangerous patients were being put into “care in the community”. Don’t know if you remember the Zito case down here in London… I’m not blaming the Tory cuts for that, just the idea that economics should be the overriding driver for closing community services that kept the public safe.



    I welcome your call for harsher sentences and conditions for those convicted of crimes. – Ernest Saunders, the only man “cured” of Alzheimers did, what 10 months for £100m insider trading? Are white collar crimes to be sentenced and served on a par with other crimes? I take it you have shares in private supplier of prison services – it’ll be booming!

  6. The Pantaloon Duck says:


    7 December, 2011 at 14:51






    Well, there were all those nasty rumours a few months back that we’d signed the wrong Bangura, another player in the Swedish league was the target… :-)






  7. St. Stivs


    I attended my first game at Parkhead in 1949.


    I saw all the finals including Lisbon and all league games that season. My brother Gordon- a frequent poster- can also claim this distinction.


    I live in London now and some time in Granada but will be at the match with my season ticket on Saturday.


    We are going to win everything in Scotland this season.

  8. Bom dia, from a snowfree Rio,



    Well season’s now finished here, just the World Club Championship in Japan to look forward to next week (can Neymar live up to the hype? Probably). Then that long boring end of season break.



    Sunday saw Corinthians lift the Serie “A” title on the final day of the season after an ill tempered 0-0 draw with city rivals Palmeiras. All in all with the death of “Doctor Socrates” (the thinking man’s Gascoigne) 24hrs previous, it was a foregone conclusion.



    For the stattos/saddos the full final table can be seen here:-






    So after all that the final “hurl” of Serie A 2011 was the big prize night was last night. The votes for the team of the year (as a 4-4-2) were:-



    Jefferson (Botafogo),



    Fágner (Vasco),


    Dedé (Vasco),


    Réver (Atlético-MG)


    Bruno Cortês (Botafogo)



    Ralf (Corinthians),


    Paulinho (Corinthians),


    Diego Souza (Vasco)


    Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Flamengo);



    Neymar (Santos)


    Fred (Fluminense)



    Best newcomer was Figueirnese striker, Wellington Nem (Figueirense).



    So there you have it.



    Oh well, State Championships in January to look forward to now.

  9. Steinreignedsupreme on

    fanadpatriot: 7 December, 2011 at 14:45



    It doesn’t matter how much Celtic try to sell the club to people – the majority of Irish folk support English clubs, and by nature football fans do not change their team of choice because someone tries to persuade them.

  10. The Pantaloon Duck on

    GiggsyBhoy says:


    7 December, 2011 at 14:58



    Maybe if we had signed all the Banguras, we would have a better chance of finding a good ‘un :-)

  11. garcia lorca says:


    7 December, 2011 at 15:00



    “I live in London now and some time in Granada”



    I’m jealous…(not the first part of the sentence, I bear that cross too).

  12. A couple of years ago as I was making my way along the street close to Celtic Park for a game against the h** I found my self following 5 guys without colours who were also heading for the match. Your always slightly more sensitive as to whos around you on these occassions and I noticed these 5 all had matching short hair-cuts as well a the same dark trousers and black boots . My immediate thought was “off duty polis”


    Imagine my surprise when I spotted them from my position behind the goal , in amongst the seething masses of the visiting huns.

  13. BlantyreKev - Hail Hail to the Kano Foundation on

    fanadpatriot says:


    7 December, 2011 at 14:45



    “most people in Ireland have a soft spot for Celtic,it is up to Celtic to sell the club more.”



    Sorry mate, I disagree. There are plenty of Celtic fans in Ireland but to say that most (implying majority) have an untapped soft spot that can be harvested into parting with cash is, in my experience, simply not true. If my experience with numerous Irish men and ladies in walks of life outside of Celtic can be extrapolated to the nation then I’d hazard a guess at most Irish people not particularly giving a shit about Scottish football in any way, shape or form but probably have a historical context of Celtic being the good guys and Rangers the huns. There’s no sentimental pull on the green Euro.



    Just my opinion, no more valid than yours of course, but a “Get your finger out” call to the marketing people at Celtic could do with a bit more constructive substance to it mate. They’re Irish, we’re Celtic, it should be easier for us than any other commercial venture to get their money? I honestly don’t see anything in that.

  14. I would like the club to reward long serving supporters along the lines of



    THE 67 CLUB,



    giving our senior supporters access for £67 pounds.





    Fan And Patriot,


    Garcia Lorca,



    well done you Bhoys in Green.

  15. Johann Murdoch






    I also had been wondering how to fix the economy, It seems no country can afford to borrow any more money because they will lose their triple A credit rating. So thats every country in Europe all owing too much money. To whom? and why dont we just invade them?




  16. bamboo says:


    7 December, 2011 at 15:06



    Easy mistake to make,have you seen some of the coppers who support us ?


    they’ve got that fascist look as well :O)

  17. I have had many arguments with fellow 6 county-ers, most believe the MSM about ‘one as bad as the other’. Aside from that i think a promoted successful Celtic would very much get the support long term, but we will never be successfully promoted whilst still in the SPL

  18. Jinky medal goin to Celtic quite obviously. Magic



    I remember last year,writing about how we,as Celtic supporters were just


    about at the end of our tether in regards to all the misdemeanors that we


    took in a very short space of time.



    I likened my stomach to being like a washing machine,such was the





    Well it seems if you are a part of the GB (and all Celtic fans,but especially the GB)


    we’re at that bit once again.



    We as Celtic fans have usually got that sense of injustice (paranoia if your a hack) bubbling away,as we seem to come across


    it with extreme regularity. But what I think is heightened is the fact that our biggest


    question ‘what exactly have you got against our team and supporters?’ to the ‘authorities’


    has not been answered.



    Oh I know WE all the answer. Of course we do. But what we want is them,and by them i’d


    accept just ONE person in authority to tell it like it is.



    It’s like when you don’t love someone anymore,you know it, they know it,


    but you skirt round it for so long till one of you admits it then the whole lot comes out.



    Well it may not be good,but at least you know the bloody truth.



    Well we do know the problem,we now want someone to tell us.



    ‘It’s never gonna happen’ I hear you cry! Your right about that, and that’s why


    we’re in that horrible feeling place where it’s not gonna take a lot for us to snap.



    Am i condoning it? of course i’m not. Buuuuut,we ALL have our breaking points.



    I envy the GB, i’d love to be in among them. The days on the jungle were the best ever.



    In those days you could sing what you liked, and indeed we did. From pro IRA, to some,


    chants that nowadays would get you the chair. The younger readers may find that last bit hard to believe,but it’s very true. But what we also had, that they have never had, was humour,we could laugh when the chips were down,that always seperated us from them and one of the things that always will..



    However, we were the first to try and eradicate such chants,and we did. Sure we may still


    hear a few add ons now and again,and it is only by a few,that’s the thing.



    It is NOT the majority,it is NOT an ENTIRE end!!!



    We as a support,do just that. We support our team and by and large we support each other.



    I’m more angry about the fact that we have changed our song repertiore soooooo


    much, and the huns have only done so,not through choice,but by force,yet still we continue to be the victims.



    I miss the old chanting, but of course i’m glad we don’t do it anymore. My singing will remain private


    (apart from my neighbours) but i’ll still belt out a wee choon and enjoy it.



    Get behind the GB.



    As the old muskateers say ‘all for one and one for all’



    p.s. My granny used to say, If God takes you young it’s because he needs you. You’re special.



    God bless the Gormley family




  19. johann murdoch on

    monteblanco says:


    7 December, 2011 at 15:14



    Thanks…..methinks an invasion somewhere sometime soon just might be on the cards…just where does Sir Fred live?..still think of the tax take back also after creating all those nice over 50 millionaires!



    as part two of the Green and White party manifesto we would also ..suggest the following





    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Appleby almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the county of Cumbria? They even tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 125,000 illegal immigrants wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

  20. BlantyreKev - Hail Hail to the Kano Foundation on

    Basically the world is in debt to Japan, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and China.



    China is a problem, we could take the rest.



    Actually we could probably bully Switzerland into repaying China and come to a deal with the Japanese over whaling rights. We’ve taken the Germans twice so once more and we get to keep them, and to be honest I think we just ignore the reminder letters from Norway.

  21. On the back of Bada Bings comment about Halliche’s performance in the bounce game can anyone comment on how Blackman played today as well?





    /Bishop B

  22. TheGreenManalishi(WithTheTwoProngedCrown) on

    johann murdoch says:


    7 December, 2011 at 15:26



    Excellent stuff, please consider me a fully paid up member. When will your manifesto be published in full ?



    PS what is your stance on organisations that do not pay their taxes ?




  23. Not quite a newcomer, but havent posted for quite a long time. Can remember if I got called a hun back then though!!!


    But, I have heard that Eddie Smith has been removed as match commander at Parkhead. Anybody confirm?

  24. Half Time Tombola on

    Team from the bounce game with Hibs today:



    CELTIC (4-4-2): Zaluska; K. Wilson, Rogne (O’Brien), Trialist, Blackman (Yaqub); Atajic (Lindsay), Brown, Mulgrew (Mjallby), McCourt (A. Brown); Bangura (McGrath), Keatings (Murrell-Williamson)



    Bada Bing – was the trialist today the Algerian right enough?



    Also, who is this Mjallby character that replaced Mulgrew…..it couldn’t be……could it?



    The return of Ivan Drago!

  25. Saint Stivs


    Been following the commercial debate. I am Chairman and Non Executive Director of four companies so see many business plans in their various guises. Many are well structured presented and financially robust. Others are built on sand and make predictions/forecasts of turnover/profit on very spurious assumptions.


    I have felt for many years that Celtic- as a brand,if you will, is greatly under exploited. It could do so much better, join up it’s thinking in a fast changing world. Simply excusing ourselves for being locked into a small country seems to me to lack imagination.


    Looks like there is a real big hitting strategic job to be done at Celtic and this job should not be confused with the role of our CEO.


    On a personal level I am not looking for long service discounts from Celtic. However I am open to ways to give money to the club.


    We are a club with a noble purpose. On a day when the media is full of stories about UK society becoming less caring Celtic with it’s history and current activities stands like a beacon to all decent people. Tell our story Celtic.

  26. Saint Stivs.


    The 67 Club.


    Great idea.Lets get it on.Soft seats for The Piles,stair lifts, and stovies at half time.Cmon the BOTOB.Slan

  27. ‘#Celtic beat Hibernian 3-0 in bounce game at Lennoxtown. K Wilson played 90 mins. Brown scored 1 and 2 from Bangura, who had a great match.’



    – it was a bounce game of Ker- plunk!

  28. voguepunter says:


    7 December, 2011 at 15:18



    Speaking of which, has anyone seen mickybhoy1888 around these parts lately?






    You still around?

  29. Half Time Tombola says


    Thanks, the article on the Algerian said he would be playing today, so it could well be him.Big Johanns bhoy is with us as well.Maybe Tony Hamilton could update us.HH.

  30. hamiltontim says:


    7 December, 2011 at 15:50


    voguepunter says:


    7 December, 2011 at 15:18



    Speaking of which, has anyone seen mickybhoy1888 around these parts lately?




    I believe ,he is testing out the new Taser gun…… on himself.

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