Statements of Distraction, PR is an acquired taste


You know something is going down when Statements of Distraction are issued with wanton abandon.  Craig Whyte’s book release on Friday, is one possibility.

I wonder if Craig will reproduce fawning text messages he received from a current SPFL club PR head, asking for a job, among other things.

Then there is Ofcom, who are in receipt of Celtic’s letter and who have the authority to demand Sky reveal who transcribed Alfredo Morelos interview, incorrectly inserting accusations of racism.  If ownership of that issue is traced back to another SPFL club, charges of bringing the game into disrepute are sure to follow.

In other matters, Newco chairman Dave King recently announced plans to step down this year, when the club holds a share issue to raise funds.  Newco’s current PR is an acquired taste.  It remains to be seen if a new owner, or ownership group, feel their profile would be best projected by the existing PR.

Still, at least he’s not burned bridges with the media.

Our best wishes to Jackie McNamara, one of the men who stopped the 10, and is described as critical but stable in Hull Royal Infirmary after collapsing yesterday.

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  1. Don’t ban Sky, let them in on the condition that all conversations are conducted in Spanish, we supply the interpetators, no ifs no buts otherwise they are banned Hail Hail Hebcelt

  2. Was keeping an eye on the Vale game against Forest green – noticed Jack Aichison was only on their bench – came on after 25 mind due to an injury. Important thing is Vale won 3-2 having led 3-0 and got 2 sent off in the latter stages.

  3. Hebcelt- VG,they struggle with English….all they do is ask questions about Slippy G and the huns,…

  4. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Someone mentioned that the Sevco PR machine has been emboldened by the BBCs willingness to throw Micheal Stewart under a bus.



    I would contend it goes way back to 2012 and the BBCs willingness to throw Jim Spence under a bus.



    The SMSM and Sportsound have backed themselves in to a corner. They have nowhere to go and are now at the mercy of the Sevco PR machine.



    You can sell your soul to the Devil only once. Hell mend them.

  5. BB let them ask what they want just respond in Spanish and of course apologise if we misinterperate ?? H H Hebcelt

  6. AuroraBorealis79 on

    The translation came from Ra*gers. It is obvious from that statement after reading it again. What a greater opportunity to prove your player is being exploited & treated unfairly than with the evidence from the mistranslation from the Sly interview. Deliberately attacking a nameless media, that to those who do not know, looks like it is directed at Sly but is actually an attack on the bbc.




  7. Dallas v Aberdeen on Sunday, is the patsy who could harm us,Hampden know he is incompetent, got a big mistake in him and a hun,we will need to be prepared for him…

  8. From Joey Gardner at 700k to Alfredo at 20m



    Disney work like that.



    Thick Sevvies.



    Traynor is going to be the downfall of the newclub just like Murray, Irvine and Traynor killed the original huns.



    Great to watch if a little uncomfortable at times.



    The recent upsurge from Traynor and the sevvies in anti Celtic stories being planted is, to me quite simple….



    They genuinely were shocked that part of their crumbling stadium was closed for racist chanting when all they were doing was singing about fenians…. They just didn’t understand it.



    I work with sevvies and my hand on my heart they have never read a book in their life.



    As the republicans in Long Kesh used to say-



    While they were walking and drinkin’ we were talking and thinkin’.



    Hope Lenny plays Greg Taylor tomorrow night.

  9. PCS- Jim Spence chucked it after death threats, for telling the truth that they are a new Klub. Got no back up from the BBC,he was getting abused when out with his family, but I’m sure the media covered it at the time……aye right. A man of principle, who could still be there,earning a good salary.

  10. A lot of good men ( dads, uncles and hard working grandfathers) never seen them being caught cheating (red-handed!) but it’s because tens of thousands of them kept on supporting Celtic through thick n thin we are where we are today.



    Remember them all during and aftervevery victory… YoHoHo and off we go

  11. Go tell the Spartim on

    Banning Sky is of no consequence to them they are and always have been only interested in teams out of Snakemountain (not to be confused with Greyskull )



    When we win on Sunday the team should just show 3 fingers to each and every camera that’ll bust their Super Slippy cheerleading squads bubble more than banning them

  12. Go tell the Spartim on 11th February 2020 10:45 pm


    ‘Banning Sky is of no consequence to them’







    I suspect it might cause questions to be asked further up the food chain within Sky.

  13. D- el Hamed and Bitton, started training this week,Frimpong not….squad is getting stronger again.

  14. Looks like McIness went 3-5-2 tonight, wonder if they are planning to match us up on Sunday.



    Hearts will have no answer for us tomorrow.



    Bring it on.



    Ps. it will be extremely cold…

  15. Anyway as Scott Brown slips in beside the maestreo in my all time Celtic X1, I bid ye alk goid night…



    Frim ’78



























  16. Nally81



    Interesting team.i shall refrain from comment except to say it’s brave putting it down on paper lol.mines changes every time I look at it ,your missin this one,what bout him? Etc it cooks my heid lol.



    Seems seismic the shinners vote,interesting how they treat them,whilst it also shines a light on unity policy of ff and fg which they have never really bothered bout previously.



    The establishment are railing a bit imo,politically similar to here with the fall of the 2 main parties and rise of the snp.


    Hope all’s well





  17. Billy Bertie and Bobby on

    Honestly sick of the sight of newco. Horrible club, horrible supporters. An absolute embarrassment to Scottish fitba. Wish they would just piss off and join a unionist league of thier own. Praying for Jackie Mac.


    Part of the team that stopped the 10. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

  18. CORKCELT @  2:36 PM



    A finely worded post good sir.



    Also the follow ups.






    Mon the Jackie!






    HEBCELT @ 9:53 PM



    That’s the ticket right there. 

  19. Good morning from a dark and still windy Garngad



    Bring on the Jam Tarts, the mini Huns, the diets, the Huns without the bus fare.



    Thanks guys for the update last night on El Hamed and young Frimpors.



    Celtic let’s be at it from the first whistle. I fear that they will again stick the boot in to try and unsettle us. Get a win and no injuries would be magic.






    Ps I hope Phil is right and Jabba’s days are numbered but I won’t hold my breathe.



    D. :)

  20. It’s the hun attitude and biased perspective that needs “departed”……..


    the dramatis personae mentioned are but players in the bigotry game of scoddland.



    One corpulent currant exits Stage Left and anurra wan will gladly step forward to join the hunned-up chorus line.



    in a change to the script………..



    ” Fix fitba: Empty Asbestox”

  21. Siempre Celtic (formerly Traditionalist88) on

    THE ONLOOKER on 11TH FEBRUARY 2020 4:11 PM



    Spot on.



    In fact in a case such as this, a 12 year old boy(if such a case actually exists) I would go even further and say that getting the police involved will probably be counter productive.




  22. Siempre Celtic (formerly Traditionalist88) on



    The quality of football in this Brentford v Leeds game is similar to the picture quality, atrocious. These two would be relegated if promoted,!





    To be fair, we don’t like that argument (if we got to the EPL) that we’d be relegated right away. You get there and you have a level playing field and a chance to recruit better players.



    Then you hope that the transition goes well and your new players settle and you find your level which, to be fair to Leeds, is certainly in the top flight. Look at some of the clubs who have established themselves there, or been there for more than one season…clubs a fraction the size of Leeds.



    Happens here too of course, look at Hamilton Accies ffs – 743 fans turned out to see them last night I believe. Yet they are ahead of Hearts, a club pulling in 16k+ every week?!



    Its a funny old game and not just about who has the most money/resources as some would have us believe!




  23. Good morning friends from a still cold and crunchy snow covered East Kilbride. Tonight we get to see The Champions play. And then to vote ;-)

  24. ERNIE LYNCH on 11TH FEBRUARY 2020 10:50 PM


    Go tell the Spartim on 11th February 2020 10:45 pm




    I suspect it might cause questions to be asked further up the food chain within Sky.






    100 per cent.



    It will pick up national coverage. The Guardian last night for example.



    Honchos in London will be unhappy with the backwards scoddish branch office

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