So, is this the big turning point we’ve all been hoping for? Well, that remains to be seen. Will Neil Lennon stick with the line-up that played so well against Lille come Sunday, or will he go back to the ‘old faithfuls’? I didn’t see Thursday night’s game but, by all accounts, Turnbull and Soro were a revelation. The big question is, though, with other players underachieving, why the hell were this pair picking skelfs out their arses on the bench? What the fuck did Celtic buy them for? Hopefully, we’ll start seeing some changes.
I’ve been reading in the media about how Edouard, Ntcham and others wanted to leave in the summer and are pissed off that they’ve been kept on. If that’s true, then they’re hardly doing their case any good, are they? All they need to do is look across the city at El Guffalo to see that nobody wants to buy a petulant brat. The way they’ve been playing, Celtic will have to pay somebody to take them off their hands.
“What d’ye mean, petulant? Say that aboot me again an’ Ah’ll refuse tae play at aw!”
Meanwhile, the ones on Twitter, banging on about ‘spoilt’ and ‘entitled’ Celtic fans are in their element, saying, “We told you so!” They don’t seem to get the fact that playing the likes of Soro and Turnbull was what all those ‘spoilt’ fans have wanted all along. As things have turned out, those ‘entitled’ supporters have shown that they do know better than Lennon! Maybe Lenny should nip outside and ask their advice before picking the team in future. Maybe Peter Lawwell should consult them too when the January window opens. And I’m not being sarcastic here; many supporters have proven that they know what they’re talking about!
Peter Lawwell already has January signings lined up.
The Daily Record had this headline, second from the left, the other day. Many a Hun probably clicked on it eagerly, hoping to read about some crazed Feenyin almost killing one of The Peeppul. Their keenness would quickly have turned to disappointment when they actually read the article. It was the other way around; a sociopathic Neo-Gers supporter attacked a total stranger with a concrete-filled baseball bat, shouting ‘Feenyin bastard!’ as he did so.
Now, it didn’t mention anywhere in the article that the thug was one of The Peeppul, but they made the mistake of mentioning that he was wearing a ‘Rangers’ scarf. The judge asked for reports on the character and what he discovered scared the shit out of him and he decided that the guy was too dangerous to be let out on bail. The thing is, though, is this maniac representative of The Peeppul? The Daily Record certainly made no mention of such a conclusion and nobody among the Huns would be too happy to accept this nutjob as one of their own. It’s a different story, however, when it comes to Celtic supporters.
Somebody put a banner up on the fences at Celtic Park saying, “Shoot the Board.” The way the Daily Record reported it, the whole Celtic support was responsible for the banner. Then again, they can narrow it down to the Green Brigade. Surely it’s just whoever put the banner up that’s responsible.
Pat Nevin, seemingly, is currently writing his autobiography so the Daily Record decided to give us a taster. His playing career was obviously a boring pile of shit since the most interesting thing he, and the DR, could come up with is about Celtic Boys Club and Jim Torbett. Nevin, being a canny youngster, thought there was something dodgy about Torbett and stayed out of his way. That gives the DR an in to drag up their usual stuff attacking Celtic for harbouring paedophiles. Of course, as everyone knows, it was the only club where paedophiles operated. It’s a pretty pathetic excuse for a Hun-like attack on Celtic.
“Is ma soup ready yit?”
I don’t pretend to understand what’s going on with these court cases and investigations involving the SNP. To be honest, I’m not in the least bit interested. Like most folk, all I’m concerned about is an independent Scotland and the way our media go on and on about the ‘scandal’ in the SNP just looks like a desperate attempt to put folk off voting for the party next year. Compared with the Tories, every member of the SNP is a fucking angel, while all the lies about ‘anti-Semitism’ in the Labour Party are more scandalous than anything going on in the SNP. They can’t get at Nicola Sturgeon herself, so they’ve decided to attack her husband instead, trying to make her out to be guilty by association. They’re so fucking transparent.
Nicola Sturgeon’s hubby, yesterday.
The latest Unionist rant is about Scottish History being taught in schools. According to Tom Devine, who should know better, it’s going to be nothing but SNP propaganda.
“The Scottish Nationalist Party’s 27-page narrative, ‘The Road to the Scottish Parliament,’ begins in 1296 when ‘King Edward I of England invades Scotland’ – the ‘Hammer of the Scots’ who is sensationalised in the Hollywood epic Braveheart.”
That’s a quote from the Daily Mail, which, as you can imagine, is totally against the idea. How is it any different, though, from the current narrative in terms of propaganda? The current narrative regarding Scotland is that it was a poor backwater until it joined with England and then it prospered as part of Great Britain. Now, if that’s not propaganda, I don’t know what is. The way History is taught at schools, certainly up to and including ‘O’ Grade, ‘Standard’ Grade or whatever it’s called nowadays, is what’s known as a ‘Whig’ or ‘Whiggish’ view of history. That means that history is seen as a story of things gradually improving, stage by stage, until we reach the present ‘paradise on Earth’. So, replacing one Whiggish view of history with another is hardly going to make a big difference, is it? The whole thing frightens the shit out of the Unionists, though, and that can’t be anything but good!
Speaking of history, the Tory press are trying to re-live it. With all the arguments over Brexit, they’re demanding that Boris Johnson send in the gunboats to protect fishing rights. Christ, the European fishermen will pish themselves laughing when a Royal Navy ship arrives and then starts sinking because the sailors can’t bail it out fast enough. Meanwhile, big gangs of Brexiteers, inspired by the Dunkirk spirit, will be there in small boats to fling shite at the fishermen. It’ll be more like Planet of the Apes rather than another Trafalgar!
“England expects, Mavis!”
There was an opinion piece in the Daily Record, saying how TV soaps don’t show anything about class divisions or poverty. Much though some people think they are, however, soaps aren’t real life. Eastenders, for example, portrays a London East End that doesn’t exist any more, if it ever did. Then there’s Hollyoaks, with all those impossibly good-looking people living in the one place. I gave up watching soaps a good while ago, not because they don’t reflect real life, but for another reason entirely. As I keep telling Der Fuhrer, the things are neverending so one day you’ll die not knowing how things turned out with a particular storyline. Der Fuhrer is unimpressed with this logic, though, and spends ages trying to catch up with episodes of soaps that she missed for some reason: Doctors, Eastenders, Coronation Street, Holby City and Casualty. She’s actually 100 episodes behind with Doctors. It’s a lifetime’s work!
Speaking of soaps and soap stars, I have to agree with Frankie Dunlop about Barbara Windsor. A ‘National Treasure’? She’s hardly what you’d call a role model for young women; hanging about with gangsters, sleeping around with all manners and having umpteen abortions rather than using contraceptives. As well as not being what you’d call a good actress, she wasn’t particularly attractive. She became something of a sex-symbol mainly due to looking, and being, easy. Also easy were the laughs that were raised by her boobs. She was like a walking, talking Donald McGill postcard!
Cor! You don’t get many of them to the pound!
If you want to see spoilt and entitled, then look no further than my grandkids. Der Jungfuhrer was telling me that they won’t watch anything on normal telly because of the adverts. They were watching The Simpsons on Sky One and were well pissed-off that they couldn’t just skip the adverts, like they do when watching YouTube. They got bored waiting for The Simpsons to come back on and went off to do something else. Der Jungfuhrer was telling them about the ‘old days’ when you had to watch the adverts or fast-forward them when watching something you’d recorded on video. It just shows how quickly things are moving when Der Jungfuhrer is only 28 but the technology she used is now history!
“Awright, boaysies? Ah used tae get called the Barbara Windsor-y Monklands back when Ah hud sticky-oot diddies. Thur hingin’ doon tae ma waist nooadays. Ah never hung aboot wi’ gangsters, though, jist miners, an’ jist wans thit supported Raynjurz. An’ Ah never hud any abortions eether. Ah didnae need tae; ma da showed iz how tae pit a johnny oan when Ah wiz twelve!”
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