Celtic Diary Friday August 16: The Only Way Is Up

After what was possibly the worst week in the clubs recent history, we can either keep moaning or we can try to put things right. Maybe one day we’ll look back on this and laugh.

Then again, maybe we won’t.

But that doesn’t alter the fact that there are a few games coming up that will define how we approach the rest of the season.

And that has to be where the manager must focus.

First up are Dunfermline in the League Cup tomorrow. On paper, a mere workout for the players, but in reality a game fraught with danger.

Not that the Pars are any great shakes, one win in four in the League Cup, over East Kilbride, isn’t exactly anything to worry about, but if Celtic don’t get their act together quickly, and restore that early season confidence at the first opportunity, it might not go the way we want it to.

The dilemma for Neil Lennon is whether or not to give fringe players a run out, and rest some of Tuesdays starters, although it would probably make more sense to try and achieve some sort of consistency of selection, given that half of the team on Tuesday played as though they’d only just met the other half.

Scott Bain won’t play, he’s got a poorly hand, which clearly didn’t happen against Cluj as he never got near enough to the ball to touch it.

If he was carrying that injury into the game, however, and that kicked clearance from a free kick suggests he may have been, then someone , somewhere should be clearing his locker or desk this morning.

That could mean a return for Craig Gordon, who has suffered a crisis of his own during the week, as his girlfriend Summer Harl explained on instagram. The poor dear had to cancel a birthday party for one of the kids after the defeat, and we have to sympathise with her, as many of us have had to cancel our trip to the Hearts game which has now been moved to the Sunday…

 

There will probably be a run out for back up full backs Tony Ralston and Johnny Hayes, and possibly a start for Christophe Jullien, who for some reason was left on the bench on Tuesday. Jozo Simunovic could partner him, with maybe even a midfield trio of Henderson, Ntcham and Christie ahead of them.

That could allow Lewis Morgan a start in his ongoing quest to find a Celtic player with a cross, perhaps with Maryan Shved and Leigh Griffiths up front. And there’s always Scott Sinclair..

Or maybe not.

Whatever the line up, a convincing win and a fluid performance are crucial. We could really do without any more problems.

After that, it’s AIK Stockholm on the Europa League. They’re not a great side, but then again, neither are Celtic.

Knocked out in the second qualfying round by Maribor on away goals, they can probably count themselves unlucky, and with a European football free season waiting for whichever side crashes out, there’s a lot at stake.

The question is, can Lennon and Brown handle the pressure. Cluj suggests they cannot. Incidentally, there was no row in the dressing room pre match, and thats even more worrying than if there was.

That means we were bloody awful for no reason whatsoever…

 

For now, cool heads are the key. The Cluj debacle is what it is, it cannot be changed, but the rest of the seasons story is still to be written.

 

Elsewhere, and it may have gone largely unnoticed that Ladbrokes have dropped their sponsorship of Scottish football…

Neil Doncaster-yeah, he’s still in a job-confirmed;

“Ladbrokes’ parent company, GVC Holdings, recently announced a reduction in the visibility of their betting brands during football matches, including within SPFL matches in season 2019/20.

“As a result, they have confirmed that their title sponsorship of the Scottish Premiership, Championship, League 1 and League 2 will not be renewed once the current agreement concludes at the end of this season. 

“We’re proud of the tremendous partnership we’ve enjoyed with Ladbrokes since 2015 and, given the growth of Scottish football over the past four years, with seasonal crowds up almost 20% to 4.9m, we’re in great shape to attract significant interest from new sponsors, both nationally and internationally.

“Working with our 42 clubs across Scotland has been hugely beneficial for Ladbrokes, with enormous brand exposure and media value.

“We’ll no doubt have strong interest from potential title sponsors in light of the unrivalled level of nationwide coverage, passion and drama that the SPFL consistently delivers, plus our live TV coverage confirmed up to 2025, and we expect a busy period of discussions over the coming months.”

Asked what next, the bumbling fool admitted he hadn’t got a fucking clue, though it’s not clear of that referred to the sponsorship problem or his general suitability for the job.

When even the bookies don’t want to be associated with your product, you’ve got a problem, Granted, the parent company has been in a bit of trouble of late… (Guardian, July 31 )

Ladbrokes Coral hit by £5.9m penalty over vulnerable gamblers

Systemic failings resulted in consumers being harmed, says Gambling Commission 

Ladbrokes Coral will pay a £5.9m penalty, one of the largest imposed by the Gambling Commission, over “systemic failings” to protect problem gamblers who lost hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The regulator detailed a litany of transgressions by Ladbrokes Coral between 2014 and 2017, finding that it failed to fulfil its obligations to “protect customers from gambling harm” and prevent money laundering.

When the company became aware of the problem, it simply reduced the number of its customers it deemed “high risk”, rather than investing to protect them the commission’s investigation found.

“These were systemic failings at a large operator, which resulted in consumers being harmed and stolen money flowing though the business and this is unacceptable,” the commission’s executive director, Richard Watson, said.

The failures include neglecting to ask one customer who lost £1.5m over three years about their source of funds, despite clear signs of problem gambling such as logging into their account 10 times a day and losing £64,000 in a month. 

Ladbrokes did not ask any questions of another customer who lost £98,000 over two and a half years, had 460 attempted deposits declined and even asked the operator to stop sending them marketing promotions.

The bookmaker, owned by Isle of Man-based firm GVC, also failed to intervene when customer who deposited more than £140,000 in the first four months of their account being open.

The commission said that in one case Ladbrokes identified “significant concerns” about a customer but continued to allow them to place large wagers.

The failings continued even after the company and its management should have known about them, the Commission said, adding that it was still investigating individuals who could lose their licence to operate in the industry.

As part of the settlement GVC will pay £4.8m towards responsible gambling causes and will forfeit £1.1m to “affected parties”.

It will also review the top 50 customers for the years 2015-17 to consider whether any further failings can be identified.

Its chief executive, Kenny Alexander, said GVC discovered “historic compliance failures” after buying Ladbrokes Coral for £3.2bn in 2018.

“These historical failings were unacceptable and since the acquisition I have overseen a systematic review of the enlarged group’s player protection procedures and the individuals responsible for these problems have exited the business.”

The Labour MP Carolyn Harris, who leads a cross-party group on problem gambling, said she didn’t think the failures were isolated cases.

“I believe that the industry does not act in a reasonable manner in how they deal with problem gambling or excessive gambling.

“Every day I hear from individuals and families whose lives have been blighted by the industry’s quest for profit and its disregard for customers. Although this is a substantial fine, to Ladbrokes Coral it’s loose change and I doubt they will learn any lessons.”

They’re not daft, these bookies, and are , of course profit driven. Thats why you can’t get a bet on “rangers ” getting a penalty or their opponents getting a player sent off.

But there’s something else.

The Guardian article suggests the company is concerned about it’s image, and one has to wonder if that concern spreads to lending its name to a set up that outside of Scotland and in the global business world is now seen as toxic, largely due to one club flouting the rules, ignoring business contracts and trading whilst insolvent, and also a governing body allowing them to do so.

If Doncaster doesn’t secure a new sponsor, with a suitable investment, we’ll know that this is the case.

One other thing….did Lawwell collude with the SFA in order to play down and ultimately remove Resolution 12 from the agenda ? There are one or two whispers that may well be the case.

Apart from making a complete arse of the playing side for a number of years now, could Lawwell also be standing over shareholders , legs wide open, minus his breeks, having taken a laxative ?

The next AGM should be a pisser…

 

The Etims gang got together last night and recorded a podcast, to be found on the home page. We discussed a number of subjects, and it’s well worth a listen, and don’t take my word for it…

“Brilliant ” , “Excellent ” “What a wonderfully witty guy that diary chap is ” are among the reviews you’ll never see,

Finally, it’s Friday, and that means its time for

Knob of the Week 

Do I have to say his name ?

I think it goes without saying to be honest, in light of the Cluj game and quite possibly the single most stupid and ill thought out decision in the history of football management, right up there with the time the captain of the airship Hindenberg told his co pilot just to chuck his fag out of the window when he was done..

Calum MacGregor at left back.

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Still, it looks like he’ll try to make up for it by bringing Fraser Forster back to the club…as presumably Frank Haffey isn’t available.

 

 

Yesterday, we had this…

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Amid the confusion as to who is allowed to handle the ball in the box -Captain or Goalkeeper, a scouting Steward points out the person PL has identified as the next left back. 

Today…

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Caption: Sorry Neil, but that crap disguise doesn’t fool us!

Frank Reid

Telly Savalas’ sister, Sister Savalas commutes to work.

Dunfermline(4-3-3)

Gordon
Elhamed/Julienne/Ajer/Hayes
Henderson/Ntcham/McGregor
Shved/Christie/Sinclair
C’mon the Celtic. Hail, hail…
We’ll win 4-0.
Edouard/Griffiths/Forrest to figure if needed.

What you watching?
The Tube!

CAPTION

That skirt doesn’t fool us,Dell-boy!

Evilgenius9

I listened to the pod cast last night, which I enjoyed. There was some talk on it about the rot starting last summer when the rat had 3 targets lined up then went on holiday and left it for Lawwell to sign them. A point I agree with. The reason PL pulled the plug on the 3 deals was because the rat said he was off to China for £10m a year and tried to take Moussa with him. A point Moussa hinted at on his way to Lyon and then confirmed when BR went to Leicester. From last summer… Read more »

Good points, had forgot about the China exit story.

Rob O'Keeffe

D.Mond? Please tell Rallpphh that Callum McGregor was played at left back…………Anyway,roll up,roll up,get your overpriced tickets for the Europa League qualifier! As erudite Monti often points out,WorldClass in everything we do….Oh Ghod…..

Mike

Chocks away, Wingers in, Wingers in, Wingers in, its Celtic F.C. No not, football club, its the Celtic flying club.

“Oh Doctor, Mr. Rangers, the patient is dying, his heart has stopped beating, get the defibrillator in and give it to Doctor Lawwell, he will revive it, NO, please God NO give it to Doctor McCann, he will let it die”…

desdamoaner

Caption – Doc, I asked for HRT!

Una

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Bet they’re all watching me

Brian53

Caption:
Callum turns to glare at the hapless goalkeeper. “If that knob puts me in goal next game and kids oan yer injured………”

Rob O'Keeffe

Caption:Ralph escapes his pish stained cell in a cunning disguise which maybe explains his spelling of our players names or maybe not…..

Rob O'Keeffe

Ladbrokes! What a brilliant company!…..Signed Mr.D.King….probably appearing at a court near you soon……again….

MabozzaRitchie

nob of the week? I think lawell has done his job and got almost everyone fooled. this tactic of only signing players after we dont qualify is an absolute master stroke. As long as wed ont qualify Lawell gets more bonus and we wont without better players. 15m and counting

Stuart McLean

PC gone mad

Caption…When asked to look into her husband’s online gambling problem, Joey Barton’s wife took it literally….

henkesdreadlocks

Lennon’s tactical fuckwittery sees armchair fans involved in TV head butting epidemic.

Andy

Hate to say it but I suspect AIK will knock us out. Perhaps that will bring Lawwell to his senses when there is no Euro nights and Celtic fans are demonstrating at the front door. No transfer strategy exists everything seems to be done on the hoof, it is an absolute joke and the huns will be rubbing their hands . I fear for Celtic this season, I really do

The Cha

This season’s fustercluck is a purely Lawwell and Lennon production and anyone who’s blaming Rodgers is letting them off the hook and virtually guaranteeing that we won’t learn from this.

Mike

Read Video Celts. The Fifteen million pounds man!

Mike

2203-4 CEO Total Remuneration £165,961 Turnover in Millions £69. 2004-5 £298,961 £62.17 2005-6 £291,206 £57.41 2006-7 £393,236 £75.24 2007-8 £550,122 £72.95 2008-9 £738,897 £72.59 2009-10 £753,193 £61.72 2010-11 £800,200 plus loyalty £650,00 £52.56 2011-12 £999,529 £51.34 2012-13 £999,591 £75.82 2013-14 £999,496 £64.74 2014-15 £999,264 £51.08 2015-16 £999,560 £52.00 2016-17 £1,167,411 £90.60 2017-18 £1,167,729 £101.60 2018-19 £1,150.000 plus 2,300,000 bomus £??

The Cha

Incredible, Turnover fluctuates up and down yet Lawwell’s Lolly grabbing simply goes up and up ie its not related to our financial positions.

From 0.2% of Turnover in 2003/4 to 2% in the dud Deila years.

What is it he was doing 10 times better than back then?

Mike

That was my take on it, it makes no sense whatsoever, unless you are Lawwell. I mean that I would understand it, if it was related to success, like in the C.L for instance, but it’s not related to anything, it just continues in its upward spiral. The loyalty bonus in 2010-11 could be related to the possible move down south. They looked at the figures at Ajax and the figures there are of Mark Overmars and Van der Sar and their salaries combined are equal to P.L. It has to be said that they were great footballers and brought… Read more »

The Cha

@Mike All of the “possible move down south” stories were Morelos level sh1t with no reports in reputable sources down here and only his lapdogs were publishing it in Scotland.

If this is what caused the board to obscenely increase his renumertion then normally I’d say more fool them but the joke’s on us. 🙁

Mike

Yes, it reminded of the player investment sanctioned by D.D. and then the support were left with the bill and the austerity that followed after MON left..

henkesdreadlocks

Not to mention a pension allowance that would choke a horse.

Mike

Absolutely Henke, that ^ is just his salary and bonus, we can only guess about what else is going on. 15 years of largess, we need to change direction with new faces, a fresh approach.

Mike

Yes, Its all or nothing.

I thought that you would listen to my reason,
But now I see you don’t hear a thing,
So its “All or Nothing” for me.

Mike

Anyone, the CEO of any company, should only be paid on their success, it should never ever be a continuing upward trajectory for no reason whatsoever, that ^ is ridiculous, a recipe for failure. You must be paid by what you succeed in, not just get a large increase in salary just because, there is no incentive at-all none…

Uralius

So you’re saying he gets a huge lump sum in 2020 and might flock off?

Bgbhoy

Aye it’s more than embarassing already. Amazing to this comes out 2 days after the worst result of the last 3 years.

Some of our support will lap it up the same way the fans of the new club do with anything they come away with.

Pathetic.

New manager. NOW

henkesdreadlocks

Pathetic is giving him the gig in the first place.

The Cha

Says the guy who criticised Rodgers every move in 3 years of unparalleled success that led to permanent saturation of undergarments.

Pathetic. Fact.

Bgbhoy

Needed questioning?

7 from 7 and 2 out of 3 UCL campaigns. Aye something no right

Bgbhoy

Even worse then that our current manager played him at left back knowing he can’t play that position

But he lost the most important one. HE lost it. His Team Selection. His Tactics. His In Game Management (His Substitutions). He should never have been given the job permanently in the first place. I said it at the time and was decried as anti Celtic and a Hun. I said he was Pl patsy and scapegoat for when it went all tits up. We’ve went backwards for the last 18 months and the Treble treble, where we fell over the line, masked it and Pl used the emotional blacmail to foist Lennie on the support. Meanwhile over on the… Read more »

proddie

If Frank Haffey was available Lennon would play him at left back anyway.

PeteCon

Caption: “ So where do you keep your CD-ROM?”

PeteCon

Caption: “Carole was proud that she had been head monitor at school.”

charlie

caption after another celtic win billy takes willamena to accident and emergency after accidently drappin the yelly oan hur heid

Mike

Its Harry Brady, not Peter Brady, Going Underground, taking the Clockwork Orange to Celtic Underground.

Its £15.00 million pounds of failure, the figures are appalling, it explains a.. lot. The Four Horsemen of the apocalypse.
From Willo Flood to Ronny Delia, lets start at the very beginning.
£249,000 for an accountant, a tale of largess, inflated pay, relevant to income, rather than footy success. “Because He’s Worth It”? Is he Aye.

Pat Higney

Caption: It was at Cowcaddens subway station, on the way to A&E, that Rosemary realised that she shouldn’t have said to her husband Gerry, after the Celtic game , to “Calm down, it’s only a stupid game of football “ She was also wondering if she would need surgery to remove the remote control.

OUCH 🙂

BJF

I think Rodgers, Lawwell,Lennon, the players and Desmond must all share blame, it’s never about one person or one decision but look it’s done. The manager, key club decision makers and the team can make it up to us not just with another treble and/or a good Europa League run but giving a clear indication that recruitment, selection and tactics are on course, I hesitate to say back on course. Clearly a couple of quality signings at full back remain an absolute must, is Julienne the replacement for Boyata (never lost a cup final or a league with Boyata in… Read more »

If we never lost a cup-tie or league with Boyata in the team, it was nothing to do with Boyata. Until he had Benkovic watching and marshalling him he made Gary Caldwell and Efe Ambrose look world class.

TicToc

Great comment Francis, exactly what I think. And what I regularly stated on here throughout Boyata’s time here, that he was a calamity waiting to happen. Ask big Monti too, he saw through Boyata and stated it often. Also, the comment re Boyata is disingenuous, if technically true. Boyata was in the starting line-up for the infamous SC semi in season 2015-16, Boyata’s 1st season at CP. He looked like a scared cat and was subbed ‘injured’ early in the 1st half. We didn’t make the LC final either so EVERY player who participated from then till now “never lost… Read more »

The Cha

If you’re still blaming Rodgers 6 months after he left then you’re part of the problem.

When Lawwell committed Gross Misconduct last summer by not signing the players that Rodgers had agreed terms with then he should’ve been instantly sacked, as would’ve happened in any competent organisation.

That was the seed of destruction that has led to 2 failed CL campaigns and missing out on the likes of McGinn ie £100m+.

Treble bonuses all round for Lawwell!

Organised chaos as we go for nine/ten! Don’t trust the Tory Plc the real enemy of Celtic supporters

TicToc

Aye ‘tully’, if only more of us could see that very obvious fact and unite in acting to remove the tory Board, all of it.
We should also be looking to install a supporter-director onto the new Board with his sole purpose being to report back to the supporters and let us know just WTF goes on in there. Of course, this would just be the beginning……..
HH

Konrad

Caption: Scottish Football introduces it’s own version of VAR….

Tomorrow’s team:

Gordon; Elhamed, Ajer, Jullien, Hayes; Forrest, McGregor, Christie, Edouard; Bayo, Griffiths

Bgbhoy

You already are

Tuesday night proved that. 2 weeks time will ruin lennons legacy for good

C S… who was the Hemdani reference pointed at yesterday?

Caption

Pr/Marketing brainstorming session.
“right lads let’s get those brains working, we need a name for this
new product and a slogan so let’s go”
“How aboot u-Tube on thee Box”,
“No bad son but it’s no quite factually correct. Got to look of for these Advrtising Watchdogs. What aboot you Shuggie, any joy?”
” Hows this, You Tube on the Tube, or Brain Box or even……….”

IF ONLY SONY HAD STUCK TO THE WALKMAN

Whitearra

Caption : ‘And on Celtic TV tonight, in a change from the advertised programme…..’

Lawwell may be an arrogant arse, but I don’t believe he was responsible for the team selection, substitutions or tactics on Tuesday!

henkesdreadlocks

He chose the man that produced the line up and tactics.

Yoker Bhoy

A strong team needed for tomorrow but rest two or three of our key players. Bain’s injury isn’t as bad as first thought, he could be back in a week or two.

Gordon

Elhamed Jullien Simunovic Boli

Henderson Bitton

Shved Ntcham Sinclair

Griffiths

Subs: Hazard, Ralston, Hayes, Ajer, McGregor, Forrest, Bayo

Prediction: 5-0

The Cha

Good to see you’ve brought Boli back. I’m not convinced as yet but he’s a LB rather than being shoehorned into a false position. Surprised that Shved hasn’t featured much up to now given how highly rated he was but perhaps that’s the YouTube generation for you. I know he got a knock in Tallinn but was only out of the squad for 1 game. Griffiths still looks out of condition and, although being less than match sharp is understandable given the time he was out, he’s had a full pre-season so should be fully up to speed. Hopefully he… Read more »

Yoker Bhoy

Agreed. Hopefully even Bayo will get a run out in the second half. I don’t expect Dunfermline to do much other than to park the bus and desperately try to hang on so this should provide an opportunity for our new signings and other players that don’t normally feature to show what they can do.

I would have too mcuh pride to manage a team which I didn’t scout/buy/select myself. Otherwise I would consider myself a puppet or lackey. If Lenny had nothing to do with Boli/Julienne, then shame on him for accepting the job on those terms. Remember what Big Jock demanded to Kelly when Jock was appointed at Celtic? I also remember Lenny once signing a Mexican international midfielder who only played a couple of minutes then vanished. Can’t recall his name but then, I never bloody signed him! C’mon the Celtic.

Pjarvis

The Mexican was called Efraín Juárez

Played at the 2010 world cup. I was in Mexico when he signed and it made the news. Only reason why I remember

mcuh=much never was mcuh good at pellsing.

TicToc

🙂

johann murdoch

Caption-“hello mum Im on the train -yes I think the screen test went well”

The Cha

What’s the “fact”?

henkesdreadlocks

He truly believes the shite he posts… Fact.

The Cha

I’m saying nothing. Fact.

MabozzaRitchie

hoi defensive coaching team, take note mcgreggor @LB EQUALS bumming? would that be it?

The Cha

That’s not a fact, it’s ignorant speculation on your part.

You can be damn sure that if McGregor had failed there previously then a thorough professional as Rodgers wouldn’t have played him there.

The question is knowing this, why did Lennon or is he not that professional to worry himself with trifles like this?

RunSammyRun

Caption: Mind if I plug my dongle in?

Puggy67

Well played missed that.

jimmybee

Caption: Cant see a picture hen, aye you’ll need to wait till oor Ariel gets on.

jimmybee

We shouldn’t buy tickets for the Europa that gets the message home. Dermot doesnt like it when the rebels go to war. Hence he stepped in and gave us MON and Rodgers. Time to get involved again Dermot.or the top tiers will be covered in flags again.

The Cha

Isn’t it the case that if fans do this then they’ll bar themselves from getting tickets for Cup Semis and Finals?

I know you boycott these games but I think the vast majority of fans won’t and will look at these as bright days in our down and gloom downsizing.

jimmybee

Can’t be arsed putting up a team for the morra.
The heart really has been ripped out of me.
I’m actually taking this one worse than the sevco defeat at hampden. It’s a bad week for us and a great week for our enemies.

jimmybee

Caption : Lawwell unveils new advertising board

Mike

The one that felt like a kick in the baws, was the suggestion that they had Romain Perraud lined up for left back and backed out of it because it might affect the K.T. transfer to Arsnal I mean WTF. and now the player who just might have brought a sigh of relief is gone..
Bring out your feet and shoot your big toe off… Self Inflicted, anyone for Porridge?

Mike

Kisses goodbye to Romain Perraud, left back, the one who got away, not followed up because it could have interfered with K.T. or a bonus. Shoot off your big toe, its self inflicted, anyone for porridge?

Puggy67

Caption: Can you lift your skirt please I want to insert my dongle.

jimmybee

Th cha It is m8 but sacrifices have to be made. Doesnt affect me as I stopped going to hampden anyway.But yes you are right the club has the fans by the baws

jimmybee

Meant to add we should be boycotting that as well but would never happen.

Cartvale88

Watched Lenny and his media interview today, sorely out of touch. OK he can’t come out and say the truth, but to come out and talk crap is abysmal He cannot see beyond Broonie, a guy tha n his day was brilliant, now burnt out, should be used sparingly against teams that club. We Play in a pub league full of hackers, our board believes tha is our level, the abject failure to qualify for UCL has cost tens of millions. Recentl we have Lost to a Greek then a Romanian pub league team, our level is regressing Now our… Read more »

Bgbhoy

That conference was embarassing

He really is going to fuck it for himself, the club and us.

He won’t be able To show face in Scotland again with the stick he will take off the scum for losing 9 and 10

Bgbhoy

You seem to talk about men’s holes and spunk etc quite a lot. Was that the army when you would hold hands walking about over here?

Bgbhoy

And by the way. I pray I’m wrong too

But I’m not, I wasn’t wrong for 2 years under the donkey and I’m not wrong about this

Mike

It was the Romain Perraud transfer that never happened at L.B. that sickened me the most, it was said that it might have affected the K.T. transfer.. I mean WTF. Self Inflicted, anyone for porridge?

BJF

The only reason I raised Boyata is someone made a particularly silly point about him yesterday, he was our best central defender last 3 seasons, this is the role I want Jullien to play this season though Phil claims “insiders” say he is pish! I was at Hamden the night John Kennedy’s playing career ended, really sickening but a small number of posters seem to really hate him, is there something I don’t know about, is he not a real Celtic man, only asking because the vitriol seems to hint at something other than a coach who may have made… Read more »

The Cha

It’s not his Celtic credentials (he’s the grandson of Celtic great, Jimmy Delaney), its his coaching credentials or, more pertinently, his lack of them.

Coupled with Damien Duff having no prior high level coaching experience then it’s not a good look.

The other day and thankfully note repeated or replicated elsewhere, Phil was touting Darren O’Dea to join the coaching setup and yep he’s no experience either.

These are key appointments in modern football and to see it become simply an old boy’s brigade is complete mismanagement.

MabozzaRitchie

remember these words of wisdom. Julien is pish. He couldnt even get on his tippie toes to stop that murderwell goal last week. whos f\*/cking idea was he?

Monti

Mabawzack,
How much did you put in the cva pot?
Or did you, like the rest, not care enough?

MabozzaRitchie

is that something you and your associates pass around in salamander street?

Bgbhoy

His conference was horrific

He talks as much shite as deila

The Cha

Jeez, is Rodgers still living in your head and forcing you to soil and saturate your undergarmets.

Can’t you just move on and celebrate the current golden period we’re in. Oh no,wait, er…FACT.

Bgbhoy

He hates Rodgers because he replaced the whale murderer His one true love. He hated the fact that Rodgers got donkeys team playing properly. Remember when deila would play Armstrong on the wing? Oh dear Remember when deila tried to finish james’s Celtic career by bit playing him and lying in the press about a contract being rejected that was actually pulled from under him? Carlton Cole? Richards? Now as much as I do like Lennon, my fondness of him doesn’t distract me from the fact that he was our ex manager for a reason. And a dinosaur in Europe.… Read more »

Bgbhoy

He is held in a very high regard by the burns fanily, you can take that one to the bank

7 trophies from 7

Iancelt67

There was a duplicity about Rodgers that was unnerving but he is streets ahead of Lennon as a manager. The club was a shambles when he came. When he left we are well in the black with good support. There was no back him for improvements. He made the club money. Money that should be spent on quality or the best we can get. If Boli is the best we can get then god help us. The Israeli looks ok though. He’s solid and smart. I think Lenny needs a bit of Brendan’s cavalier approach a blend of both managers… Read more »

Monti

🙂

Bgbhoy

Catch a grip of yourself you sad old fud

You are being proved wrong yet again, but I know it won’t deter you. I think you get a kick out of it

The Cha

Says the guy who was raging all of Rodgers reign, as the trophies, trebles, invincibility and unbeaten runs were piling up.

FACT.

henkesdreadlocks

That’s because he cares dumbfuck and travels long distances to watch the team. Oh ye, that’s right, something you wouldn’t contemplate, but please,, don’t say it’s because the way the club is run.

Monti

Caption: Una get’s over Celtic’s CL exit by tuning into the kyle files Xmas special.

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