Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by Laudrup1984 in The all new dae whit the fuck you like about THEM thread
MY brother took his own life because of his mental health issues.
The pain and suffering of his suicide still haunts me and my family each and every day.
So don’t dare anyone accuse me of belittling another man’s personal problems like I couldn’t care less.
I set up my own charity after Scott passed away.
I’m heavily involved in the day-to-day running of an organisation that now helps countless people cope with depression and other issues going on in their lives. I’m proud of what we do.
I know my role and responsibility within the charity and wouldn’t deliberately do anything to detract from the work being done.
So if anyone genuinely believes I’d have a go at Leigh Griffiths for problems he’s gone through then they are wrong.
So let’s get one thing straight, just to be perfectly clear.
On Sky the other night, I mentioned Leigh’s mental STRENGTH in coping with criticism. I wasn’t talking about his mental health.
They are two totally different things.
Of course, that doesn’t suit the people who want to be offended so they can jump all over my comments and demand I’m sacked. But then I suppose that’s just the world we live in.
The bottom line is that I have absolutely nothing against Leigh and find this notion that I have an agenda quite laughable.
If Leigh is unhappy with me for saying he was fighting to save his celtic career, that’s fine.
But it was an honest opinion of him as a footballer. Nothing else.
If he wants to have a pop at me, a former Rangers player, then good luck to him, he can charge in. He should just know by now that it’s all water off a duck’s back.
I just wish Leigh was able to take criticism the way he takes praise.
I don’t know how many times I’ve said it or written it in this column, he’s up there with the best finishers we’ve had in this country.
But surely it’s fair enough to question him?
They’ll never admit it now, but celtic fans must have been wondering what was going on with Griffiths.
Even one of their own, Chris Sutton, who’s very close to people at celtic, questioned why he wasn’t playing.
He even said he thought it was because he wasn’t pulling his weight in training. Where was Sutton getting that from?
Griffiths had his time out because of his issues, but has been back training with the first-team squad for months now.
And don’t start me on this idea players can only get match-fit when they’ve played matches. I’m sorry, that’s an old-school argument. These days you need to get to a certain level of fitness even to be considered.
So if Griffiths isn’t at that level, why not?
I used some stats on the TV the other night that were actually wrong — I meant to say games STARTED when I said games played.
But my point still stands. Why hasn’t Griffiths played more football for celtic in the last few months? Could it be he’s not working as hard as he should be behind the scenes?
As a club, celtic stood by him brilliantly when it became common knowledge he was finding life hard. For that I give enormous credit to Peter Lawwell and celtic’s hierarchy.
But Leigh seemed to think it was a good look to shout up at me in the TV gantry at Rugby Park on Wednesday night — when the Scotland manager was sitting right beside me.
If he thought he was impressing Steve Clarke, he should think again.
I’ll be honest, though, I WAS impressed with the way he took his goal. He looked sharp.
This notion that seems to have got into his head that I have something against him is utter nonsense.
Deep down Leigh himself must know his celtic career has been on the line.
When I said he had four weeks to save his Parkhead career, it was around the time left-winger Lewis Morgan was playing up front.
Had that been me, alarm bells would have been ringing. It would have been like DaMarcus Beasley playing ahead of me at No 9 when we were at Rangers.
But instead of taking the comments for what they were, he clearly decided I was having a needless pop — when all I was doing was stating a view that he needed to get back fit as soon as possible.
You know what, though, if that criticism has sparked him into life then I’m pleased about that because I’d really hate for him to get to my age and kick himself for wasting the talent he has.
People may think that’s rich coming from me, as one accusation I used to get all the time was that I didn’t work hard enough out on the pitch. And I’ll take that on my chins.
Griffiths just needs to focus on getting back to his previous level and stop worrying about what people like me think. He’s in COMPLETE control of this situation, not me.
It doesn’t matter what I think at the end of the day.
Maybe we can sit down and talk about it, I’d definitely be up for that. We’ve exchanged texts before so he’s got my number.
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by Ger_onimo in The meltdown continues....
Anyone know whether Rudi Skacel was suffering from mental illness when Griffiths sang about him being a “fucking refugee”? Or if the guy on Twitter who he told to “go back to your own country” had mental health issues? Or if any of the numerous women he’s impregnated and abandoned suffer from depression? Or if Halliday was suffering when Thumb joined in with fans abusing him?
I just want to make sure that poor wee Leigh is giving the same consideration to the mental health of others as we are now meant to give to his.
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by KingKirk in The meltdown continues....
Show more compassion TLB has said to the ambassador of a mental health charity.
Meanwhile he is the manager of a team who's fans hung blow ups from the stands weeks after boyds brother killed himself.
Spare me the victim hood pish ya scummy cunts.
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by sRcFoCt in The meltdown continues....
Kris Boyd has sought to clarify comments he made about celtic striker Leigh Griffiths after Wednesday's game against Kilmarnock.
celtic boss Neil Lennon was among those critical of Boyd's remarks after the ex-Rangers striker questioned Griffiths' hunger and desire.
The former Scotland striker, who set up the Kris Boyd charity in 2018 to raise awareness of mental health issues, has now sought to clarify his remarks.
"My brother took his own life because of his mental health issues," Boyd said in a statement.
"The pain and suffering of his suicide still haunts me and my family each and every day. So please don't accuse me of belittling another man's mental health issues like I couldn't care less.
"Just to be perfectly clear - on Sky Sports on Wednesday night, I mentioned Leigh's mental strength in coping with criticism. I wasn't talking about his mental health.
"They're two totally different things. So if anyone genuinely believes I'd have a go at Leigh Griffiths for problems he's gone through then, I'm sorry, they are wrong."
The man has to basically explain to the muppets that he wasn't questioning his mental health but mental strength.
jintybear liked a post in a topic by Negri's lovechild in The meltdown continues....
They are very aggressive when it comes to protecting their "brand" and go on the attack to shut things down very quickly. We are too reactionary (if we even react at all) which allows them to shape the narrative. Their cult members, sorry supporters, are mobilised as well and their ex players are given a platform to write said narrative unchallenged.
Their pursuit of Boyd is obviously targeted and for me they are trying to drive out anyone non-celtic minded pundits in the public eye. If anyone in Scottish football is qualified to talk publicly about mental health issues it is Kris Boyd. From what I've seen he handled it in completely the correct way and if anything they should be castigated for attacking a man who obviously has another human beings best interests at heart.
They have their own way for far too long and now it appears to me like they are trying to propagate a siege mentality alongside a victim one. We do need to come out swinging on this one, as they will shape the narrative again and as has been posted above, Hartson is now saying Morelos gave Motherwell fans the finger. Slowly changing the narrative. Lies becoming the common truth.
I honestly believe it will get worse the longer we are winning games and when we do win the league this season we will have the likes of Sutton and Hartson calling for points deductions etc and if they get their way we won't have any neutrals or any fair or Rangers minded pundits like Boyd as they will have been taken away and replaced by neutered apologists or even more celtic minded pundits.
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by BridgeIsBlue in The all new dae whit the fuck you like about THEM thread
This the same guy he's talking about?
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by coopsleftboot in The all new dae whit the fuck you like about THEM thread
Boyd also being asked to issue apology to thumb (Evening Times).
Deflection mode in full operation now.
"If you want to know who's in charge, look to who you can't criticise for your answer"
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by Rfc52 in The all new dae whit the fuck you like about THEM thread
When he done the young hearts player hearts were called into question for playing a 16 year old
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by kaiser1041 in The all new dae whit the fuck you like about THEM thread
Hmm so mental health is now an issue for the mhanks I seen to remember the abuse gazza took Along with the chants of ‘there only 2 Andy Gorams,
hardly suprising when you have a support who boo the Aberdeen players every touch because he was the proven victim of racial abuse
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by BlueKnight87 in The all new dae whit the fuck you like about THEM thread
You got in one mate.
This is a club whose support openly mocked gazza battles with mental health and whose board played a part in his hall of fame nomination being pulled. They cared not a bit about his mental health.
Now it's come out there keeper had a bust up with a killie fan. What excuse will they use for this one.
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by Blumhoilann in The all new dae whit the fuck you like about THEM thread
How many managers have been cited for kicking a water bottle at no-one,out of frustration? It's a wonder TLB didn't hit the deck holding his face,ffs.
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by KingKirk in The meltdown continues....
I'd love it if he stuck by his principles even if that meant he walks away from sky. He's a Rangers man but unlike almost every other pundit hes balanced. I don't agree with everything he says but he's entitled to a opinion
Negri's lovechild liked a post in a topic by Smile in Steven Gerrard reflects on Rangers century
Steven Gerrard hopes to rack up another 100 games at Rangers as he reflected on his Ibrox century
The Light Blues boss is set to hit the milestone this Sunday with a Premiership trip to face Hearts at Tynecastle.
Gerrard is confident there has been considerable progress made since he arrived at the club in 2018 as Rangers look set to mount celtic a serious title challenge.
The former Liverpool captain recalled a warning from Kop boss Jurgen Klopp over the non-stop nature of management which he admits has rung true from day one.
He said: "It has been a massive ride so far, a lot of ups, some downs but I am sitting here just as hungry on day one still as hungry and ambitious and hopefully I'm still here for the next 100. I like to think I have learned from my mistakes and grown.
It's been a journey that I thoroughly enjoyed," Gerrard said. "This is a massive job, a massive club and I've enjoyed the ride so far.
"There's been a lot of ups, there's been some downs. Exactly what I expected but I'm sitting here just as hungry and ambitious as I was when I arrived.
"Hopefully I'm still around for the next 100 games.
"I'd like to think I've grown and learned from the mistakes I've made. I'd like to think I've done some things OK along the way as well.
"I believe there is more still to come from these players. We've got a real ambitious group, we've been through a lot in a short space of time. One hundred percent we've improved, we've added some fantastic talent to the group that have helped us and that will continue.
"I'm still young and inexperienced. People who said I lacked experience at the start were right. But there's only one way to get it and that's to get in there and face the challenges.
"That's what myself and my staff have tried to do. We're a new group but we're all ambitious and hungry. We've done ever so well to get to where we are but there's still a lot of work to be done and we're all aware of that.
We've come very close to getting that first bit of success. We've had European qualification and progression (to the last 32) which is a massive achievement from where the club was.
"But I know you get judged at this club on trophies. That won't change going into my next 100 games.
"There's been a few surprises I suppose. But it's everything I expected. A lot of pressure, big responsibility. A job that goes round the clock.
"If anyone has plans on going into coaching and thinks they can put a time on it then forget about it as it's a job when your phone and the job goes on round the clock - early morning, late at night.
"Maybe that's one part that has shocked me. You don't get away from it and switch off, even on an international or winter break. You are constantly on the phone or checking up on your players, how they are or where they are.