Glasgow Times in ‘Popcorn Teeth’ insult – Celtic respond. Sky Sports gets 8.15pm kick-off at Livingston

“It just wasn’t good enough from us,” Frimpong said. “We didn’t get the result we were looking for. We had to win,” Frimpong told the media, as reported by Glasgow Times. That’s the newspaper that used to be called Evening Times and the one whose editor will be reading the email sent to him by Celtic at the weekend complaining about their disgraceful blue-nosed headline which included personal insults directed towards the Celtic manager Neil Lennon.

Maybe Celtic’s email should have simply informed then that they are not welcome and not to come back and then the club’s Head of PR could actually have the courtesy to respond emails he has received from the Celtic fans media asking for similar media access.

If you have read this Frimpong interview on any of the other Celtic Fans Media sites you’ll notice that they reference a newspaper that has these quotes. Could be Glasgow Times, Daily Record or Scottish Sun for example. Yet only one of these sites has full access to Celtic media facilities but are frankly too lazy to use it. Instead their ‘news’ content is produced by a retired newspaper hack, an ex-sports editor at Sunday Mail.

Yet sites like The Celtic Star and two or three others reach MORE Celtic Supporters on a daily basis than any of the red-tops especially the Glasgow Times or even its big sister The Herald. These papers are struggling circulation wise and of course a large percentage of those who read have no affinity for Celtic anyway – thus the disgraceful headline insulting Neil Lennon that appeared over the weekend.

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But Celtic can’t do enough for them yet ignore the Fans Media that is growing all the time. Anyway back to Frimpong, who incidentally as a much more talented footballer should look at what Anthony Ralston was able to deliver for the team at the weekend at right-back. Worth mentioning this because I’d suggested Ralston as a right back at the end November or start of December and received some stick for it!

“All we can do is keep going now. Of course we should have had enough out there to produce a better performance. Although there were a lot of players missing, there were enough regulars out there. That’s no excuse,” Frimpong continued. “The team that’s picked has to go out and perform. But we just didn’t do that.

“I felt confident before the game that we’d produce the performance that would get us the result we needed but it didn’t work out like that. I can’t explain why.

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“It’s been strange the past few days without the manager and John Kennedy being around as you work so closely with them. They’ve obviously got their messages through to us but obviously it’s just not the same as seeing them in person.

“As a footballer, you’ve got to deal with every situation. It is what it is. There is no point in complaining. It’s happened. We’ve just got to deal with it. There’s maybe a slight lack of confidence at the moment. That only comes if you are winning games and it will only return when we do that.”

Frimpong and his Celtic teammates – including those who had to sit things out over the Dubai fiasco – will get the chance to do it all over again with Livingston in midweek – the game kicks off at 8.15pm incidentally to accommodate Sky Sports.

“It’s a good thing that we’ve got a game on Wednesday,” Frimpong said. “We have to go there and win. It’s that simple. We should be helped by a number of players coming back which is a positive. Hopefully we can win.”


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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

1 Comment

  1. Yes Glasgow times are anti Celtic I stopped buying used to have big picture of sevco and small one of Celtic even
    Though weare champions like some commentators and pundits especially those ex players who when talking always mentioned Celtic second even going alphabetical wrong it’s the way the are brought up in the west of Scotland the times always do it in columns about the two teams I wont say old firm that ended in 2012 we have diff6 sponsors where Celtic have flourished and the times team as much as they paper tries to not print the negative stories like they write about Celtic u need to be in a time capsule not to know the gross management off club