Celtic Diary Monday August 19: Don’t Push Us….

Alright, let’s get one thing perfectly clear.

I wanted Neil Lennon, Peter Lawwell and probably even Hoopy the huddle hound sacked last Tuesday night as well.

But then I calmed the fuck down and looked at the issue rationally.

Post Dunfermline, I was coming back round to the idea of just ripping it up and starting again.

But then I calmed the fuck down and looked at things rationally.

Celtic lost one game. They struggled in the next one.

I think we can safely say there’s been a little bit of an over reaction.

There is a fairly obvious campaign , driven by the media, encouraged by the authorities , to stop Celtic winning the league this season. Anything that can be used to drive a wedge between support and club is being grasped frantically and utilised to its fullest extent.

We knew it would happen, and we’ve fell for it.

Hook , line and Sinclair. By the way, if Scott Sinclair isn’t getting a game, there will be a reason for it. It may be that he has refused a move and is being frozen out, but lets not jump to conclusions.

Thats just what they want us to do. And we’re doing it.

 

Celtic beat Dunfermline, and if you watch the players reactions at the goals, there was an insurmountable sense of relief. Same with the support, who didn’t leap over the hoardings to celebrate, there was no dancing on the disabled section and declarations of victory.

Just a sense that we’d got out of jail, should put it all behind us and move on.

However, the media do not want us to put it behind us and move on. They are stoking the fires of unrest in the hope that it becomes a full blown revolution, in exactly the same way they didn’t do when their favourite club cheated all and sundry before hurtling into oblivion.

Or, indeed, when a hasty sale of assets to avoid paying fiscal liabilities demanded investigation, they simply ignored it, declared it was the same club, and in that instance, we should all move on.

The Celtic support isn’t as gullible as their neighbours. We know when we’re being played.

We’re being played now.

Sure, we know that there are one or two problems right now as the manager changes the way the team is set up to mirror his own thoughts as opposed to those of hos predecessor, and it’s perhaps unfotunate that the wheels that were spinning so sweetly pre-Cluj appear to have stuck a bit, and as a result, the direction we’re going in has become maybe just a little unclear.

But just as quickly as the crisis began, it can be rectified. and that terrifies the SMSM, because they..and we..have already seen what this side is capable of.

And it’s early yet.

The negative spin is quite frightening, and I’m just as guilty as anyone else, to an extent.

Instead of being patient enough to allow Lennon to overcome what is surely a glitch, I’m of the mind that every game now could be his last.

And that’s ridiculous.

If you stand back and consider only the facts, then you will see it’s ridiculous as well.

Already, there is a genuine fear of the trip to Ibrox in a couple of weeks. Where exactly has that come from ?

We’ve had one duff game.

Even against Dunfermline it cannot be called duff-Celtic dominated the game, it was just difficult to get past the 9-1-0 formation the Pars had set up.

But Celtic did, it took a while, but they did, and the relief on the players faces told you not only of their effort, but, as Lennon said, of their character.

“Rangers ” will not set up like that at Ibrox. Although, like Dunfermline, it’s a big .big game for them. For us. its just another three points up for grabs. Despite the hype attached to it, nothing will be won or lost that day.

We need to calm the fuck down and let those who can get the train back on track do so.

By the way, Stockholm lost at home to lowly Kalmar at the weekend.

I’m quite sure the Swedish papers aren’t full of demands for their boss to get it sorted…

And i’m also fairly sure their fans aren’t screaming from the rooftops.

 

But supporters cannot be blamed for sometimes joining in with the doubts and the criticism. It’s not so long ago they whipped up similar antagonism against Fergus McCann, which resulted in the great man being booed at the unfurling of the flag that stopped the ten.

Never underestimate the power of the mainstream media, just look at the lies told during the Brexit campaign, and further back to the Scottish referendum to dissolve the union with England, which itself was described as an independence referendum. A union is different from a subjugation, although in practice thats what it turned out to be.

The mainstream media is more or less a loss making industry. The days of respected newspapers fighting for the truth are long gone. Now, it’s just a collection of stenographers copying and pasting news agancy releases, with clickbait opinion columns thrown in.

And it’s the columns that do the damage, as you will recall when John Beaton refereed the last game between “rangers ” and Celtic at Ibrox.

He Performed badly if you view the game as a neutral. To avoid criticism, the PR machine went into overdrive, as Andy Newport of the Press Association put it out that he’d had abusive text messages.

As we saw at the time, that metamorphosed into death threats that required police protection for his family.

Beaton was in charge of the Dunfermline game, and sure enough, he showed that at best he’s incompetent, and at worst he’s a cheat.

Under new rules, Celtic should have had a penalty after a Pars defender blocked a shot with his arm. It’s also worth noting that a player being substituted must leave the pitch at the nearest point. Eight times on Saturday, Beaton ignored that.

Maybe he’s not familiar with the new rules, which is a sign of incompetence, or maybe he was deliberately ignoring them, which is cheating. In fairness, he was equally bad for both sides, as he ignored the rule for both.

An insider tells us that is, in fact, the case. Beaton has promised to get up to speed with the new rules, just as soon as he understands the old ones….

so, another inept performance by Beaton, and guess what ?

Massive deflection from the media.

Again.

You see, Tom Boyd has disgraced himself…not Beaton, who has proved yet again he’s not fit to carry the whistle, but Boyd, who pointed out Beaton’s “mistake “, and added another truism after…

during the Celtic TV broadcast of the game, thanks to VideoCelts, we can consider the conversation between Tom Boyd and Gerry McDade, as the incident surrounding the penalty claim is discussed…

Gerry McDade, Celtic TV: That looks like handball

Tom Boyd: Ah referee, he’s got to give it, it’s a penalty

GM: Is he giving it?

TB: No he’s not, he’s bottled out of it

GM: A strong challenge coming in, Scully on Jullien, it looked like handball, we’ll need to get a look at that one again Tom. Let’s have a look at it again, Christie swings it across, challenge comes in, a clash between the two players

TB: That’s a penalty, it’s a penalty kick. His arms are up, in an unnatural position, it’s a stonewall penalty and once again Celtic denied by a decision by the referee, the referee has bottled that.

GM: That is the best save of the afternoon, I say that with all due respect to Ryan Scully who has been in excellent form for Dunfermline this afternoon, that should have been a penalty to Celtic 12 minutes into extra-time

TB: That is an absolutely scandalous decision by John Beaton, we’ve seen that before on many occasions

GM: Coley coming in, unquestionably a handball

TB: It’s unquestionably a penalty as well, a handball, that was a stonewall penalty kick as clear a penalty kick. In the light of day he is putting his hand towards the ball, heading towards goal.What does John Beaton not know about the new rules. If he doesn’t know that that should be a penalty he should not be in the middle of the park refereeing a football game.

CTV: You heard it from Tom Boyd, telling it as it is

TB: Probably welcome down his pub tonight, again

 

Boyd, playing to a paying audience of Celtic supporters, merely said what we are all thinking. In his role as summariser, he summarised it pretty accurately as far as i can see.

 

Let.s examine what he said, and put it into context…

It’s unquestionably a penalty as well, a handball, that was a stonewall penalty kick as clear a penalty kick. In the light of day he is putting his hand towards the ball, heading towards goal.What does John Beaton not know about the new rules. If he doesn’t know that that should be a penalty he should not be in the middle of the park refereeing a football game. 

There’s no argument from me on that one. It was a penalty.

And if he doesn’t know the rules, he shouldn’t be a referee. It’s right there in the job description. Referee wanted. Must know the rules of Association football.

that, however, seems to have escaped our media. They, instead, are concentrating on this bit.

TB: Probably welcome down his pub tonight, again 

That would be this pub, where Beaton enjoyed the company of some people who were rather pleased that he didn;t appear to know the rules of Association football at ibrox either…

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Tom Boyd simply told the truth…as he saw it.

But that gave the media a chance to deflect from their best hope of “rangers ” winning a trophy for the first time in their short history…

Celtic ambassador or embarrassment? Tom Boyd’s John Beaton outburst has dangerous connotations – Keith Jackson

Here we go again…remember…

Jai Bonar
 
@jai_bonar
 
The difference being that their cheerleaders are in the mainstream media. Ours are on our own club channel. 
Which is an excellent summary of the situation ..
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Anyhoo, here’s what Keith had to say…

Which is precisely why the heart sunk just a little bit on Saturday afternoon when Tom Boyd appeared to make a rallying cry to the most combustible elements in Celtic’s support, live on the club’s own online TV channel.

As part of his co-commentator duties during the Betfred Cup win over Dunfermline, he took it upon himself to launch into a hugely regrettable and wholly vitriolic attack on match official John Beaton after the ref had failed to award Celtic with a fairly blatant looking penalty kick.

That Boyd had every right to feel unhappy about the decision is not really up for debate. The newly drafted handball rules made this one a stone-waller and, therefore, a bad one for Beaton and his assistant to miss.

You’ll note that Jackson doesn’t dwell on this. Beaton, again, shows a dazzling level of incompetency, but the real story, according to the hack, is…

But, by going one step further than the situation required, Boyd predictably pandered to the lowest common denominator.

“Probably be welcomed down his pub the night again,” bemoaned Boyd with heavy hint of snide.

To be clear, what Boyd means is that Beaton is a Rangers supporter who goes out of his way to disadvantage Celtic in return for the adulation of his Rangers supporting pals.

Those words almost conjured an image of Beaton and his mates bowling around their local like characters from T2 Trainspotting and Boyd should be fully aware of the damaging and dangerous connotations which come with his comments.

But the media, it seems, are completely unaware of the damaging and dangerous connotations of complicity where this man Beaton is concerned.

As they did with the story of Rangers and their eventual collapse, and the desperation to bring them back and pretend nothing has happened, the media are afraid to confront the truth, to apportion blame where it is deserved.

And look how that ended up.

 

This on the day when Tangled Up In blue, Stephen O’Donnells work on that particular scandal is published, which does the work that of the hacks had done way back when , the whole fiasco might well have been avoided.

Coincidence ? Possibly.

That is the same media that is fuelling talk of a crisis at Celtic, but we’re on to them this time. They’re pushing us too far with their bullshit.

There is one way to hurt them, though.

Get behind the team, and show them what we are capable of on and off the pitch.

Let them know that we aren’t as gullible as some I could mention, and that quite simply , we have had enough.

Don’t buy their papers, don’t even react to their clickbait. Turn off the radio phone ins and above all, cancel Sky TV .

Fuck the lot of them, I know whose side I’m on.

And when they push us, we push back.

 

Yesterday, we had this couple of charmers, epitomising the inbuilt hatred of their kind…

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hector August 18, 2019 at 11:26 am · Edit · Reply →

 .The years have not been kind to McCoist and Novo 

today..

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Marty McKerry
1 year ago

I can’t stop thinking about how Rodgers was allowed to dismantle a scouting network that took years to build reaping huge benefits.

1 year ago
Reply to  Marty McKerry

MARTY,

I touched on that in this article yesterday.

https://sentinelcelts.com/2019/08/18/the-power-of-one/comment-page-4/#comment-27794

Bloody stupid thing to do.

1 year ago

Lenny knows he fecked up but won.t admit …that.s his choice as a person but I.m raging he fecked up as our manager…nuff said

Hugh McLoughlin
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerard Reilly

Lenny “fecked up”, did he? Well, I for one would question that assertion. Undoubtedly his players did. At least some of them, most notably his captain. Lenny won’t “admit” that he “fecked up”? Well I suppose if you don’t like the guy, or your paid by the meeja, or your one of the separated brethren, you might see that way. I don’t. To explain publicly why (a) he played Callum McGregor at left-back, and (b) did not play Christopher Jullien at centre-half, and (c) did not either hook McGregor or drastically changed his line-up by moving him forward, would have involved him in making public his thoughts and concerns about certain of his players. And you, presumably, think this would be a good thing? Moreover, after his first half performance against Motherwell and his whole performance against Cluj away, would you have been genuinely pleased to see his name on the team sheet on Tuesday night? No, I thought not. I can’t read Lenny’s mind, but going on what I know about him, he left the lad out to protect him. If he had played AND he had played badly, he would in all probability have been finished at Celtic before he had begun. Lenny has protected his player. The lad now has the opportunity to settle in, benefit from coaching in those defensive bits which have been shown to need attention, and maybe, just maybe, we will get a more than decent player. Irrespective of the start he has made at Parkhead, the boy can play.

Hugh McLoughlin
1 year ago

Apologies, after “Moreover” I am referring to Oli Bolingoli.

1 year ago

Hugh,

He should never have played CM at LB. Johnny Hayes was the obvious replacement there. Maybe not our idea of a left back,but better than CM there.

Then play CM central alongside Broonie,Ryan inside right and Ollie inside left,to use the old terms.

That line up on Tuesday was a disaster,and it is indefensible.

Maryhillbhoy
1 year ago

Hugh are you seriously questioning that Lenny fucked up with his team selection and game management,?of course he was not the only one but he did fuck up there can’t be any question about that.

BJF
1 year ago

Ralph I think you are right there was a bit of over reaction to last Tuesday, beat the Swedes, Hearts and the tribute act and we will all feel a lot better. However there is still an issue about our planning for transfers, over a number of years and managers. We have had successes, Ntcham, Christie, Boyata, ElHamed, Armstrong, Dembele, Edouard, etc maybe there is a formula one good, one ok and one iffy.

Paddybhoy67
1 year ago

Hit the nail on the head. We have to fight back against the negativity being spewed out day after day by the SMSM. I never ever read a tabloid, wouldn’t wipe the dog’s arse withe Record, and definitely don’t listen to the pish that masquerades as vox pop on radio. Unfortunately there are still those of Celtic persuasion who do, and many of them write blogs. This bile is like a virus – you cannot touch it and not be affected. The only immunisation is complete isolation. That goes for their online presence too. If you have a spare ten minutes read the opening chapter of George Monbiot’s book, How Did We Get Into This Mess? If you still buy The Sun, or any red top after that then we’re well and truly Donald Ducked

bgbhoy
1 year ago

I don’t need the press to tell me that lennon should not be in the job

they have always been against us, didn’t stop us winning the last 7 trophies on the bounce

our season will be over shortly

1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

BGBHOY

I know it’s a Monday,but stop with the negative waves,man.

That’s from a movie WAY before your time!

My main worry is that no matter how well we perform,the cheatin’ Beaton types will do their damnedest. They were probably good for about twenty points last season,if they do that agin-or even ramp it up!-we are in a shitload of trouble.

bgbhoy
1 year ago

I remember not winning anything for years

but my point is we blew them away the last 2/3 years, even with underperforming last season and to an extent the season before

but this season the writing is on the wall for me

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

they’ve spent 4 million, were on 12 million or so and counting….

Mike A
1 year ago

I take your point about the media but when will Celtic act against them? As for NL, what possible reason is there for his choices re the Cluj home game? Those are not the actions of a competent manager and once again we are looking at a weakened defence with no transfer activity. The Board do take us for mugs.

1 year ago
Reply to  Mike A

MIKE A

There was a shocking story about a young Motherwell player who killed himself due the abuse he had suffered as a kid. Reported in the DR. Their main photo had three Celtic players in it,plus him.

They have no shame using such a tragic tale to take a cheap shot.

Reply to  Mike A

Charlie; for some time now I have wondered about Kennedy in his managerial/club role. While I will always be regarded as an armchair critic/ supporter due to geography, financial vitiation and latterly, age I have always thought that Kennedy was/is out of his depth in his coaching role, great defence player until having his playing career cruelly cut short by a Romanian thug the club have given him great support since that horrific incident. Kennedy has been in his role as defensive role under three different managers and the defence has been a problem all the way through these people and going back long before possibly through the boards or Lawwells biscuit tin mentality, particularly regarding the back four . IMHO Kennedy should have gone along with Ronny Deila and John Collins, and again, IMHO would have quite possibly gone with Rogers if Rogers had had a mind to take him. And now ther seems to be still problems with the defence and new players. The buck stops with Lennon, but Ithink Kennedy’s role deserves a lot more attention that it has received. It’s been mentioned a few times over the last couple of weeks that it might be a good idea to get Mjalby back in an assistant managerial role, why not? he’s got to be an improvement on the current situation. Hail’ Hail.

Konrad
1 year ago

“Kennedy has been in his role as defensive role under three different managers”
Kennedy has never been ‘Defensive Coach’; he has been First Team Coach & Assistant Manager.
If you are going to comment on the guys strengths or deficiencies in his job you could at least get his job right.
None of us know how good or bad he is at his job but the fact that various managers have been happy to have him says to me that they believe in his abilities.
At the end of the day he is a coach & an assistant. He can offer his input but the buck stops with the manager who has the final say. If they do not agree with Kennedy’s opinion then they will go with their own.
I guess we will really find out how good he is if & when he gets a mangers job of his own.

Celtic mikey
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike A

Kennedy knows probably knows fuck all in real terms and is a yes man and Celtic career person. Where else can he go?

1 year ago

The articles being written by the Celtic star the Celtic underground Phil and James Forrest amongst others are not the media’s agenda they are very real problems of neglect of the football side being reported by Celtic fans. The green brigade didn’t have that banner because Keith Jackson told them to make it,they had it because they can see the downsizing taking place and the shambles that is champions league qualification year on year. Good deflection tactic though straight out the dave king hand book. No wonder lawell and co continue to shaft us when there is a bit of unrest we get told to calm the fuck down everything’s fine it’s the medias fault now get back in your boxes

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

Outstanding post.

There is an element of our support that’s just as gullible as Hun.

Rather than addressing the obvious structural problems, the call goes out to rally round the cause.

We know what happens when you don’t address problems and no amount of deflection will hide that.

Also the Tom Boyd thing is another distraction. Yes the MSM will have a go at him but he’s pissing in the wind.

Unless and until Lawwell and the club address the issue it will be ever thus.

henkesdreadlocks
1 year ago
Reply to  Delbhoy

Had to be said Delbhoy. Absolutely spot on.

Una
1 year ago

Caption

beaton and co head to govan for some tradational fun against Celtic

Hands Cant Hit
1 year ago

“We’re being played now.”

You are right, but by whom? The majority of the Celtic support are not querying our current manager or board based on the Daily Record; it’s based on the fact that we have been sitting on our hands and not building from a position of strength and we have seen this movie before.

From the public fallout between BR and PL, the disastrous window last year (Mulumbu, Morgan and Izzy?), Neil being appointed in the showers (no other candidate considered), the announcement buried in the euphoria of the treble treble, the leaked transfer meeting minutes, to KT’s sale announced during the Cluj game (more burying of bad news), it has all been very amateurish recently and presided over by one untouchable individual, the £15m in wages, teflon-don.

This is not an issue of the media playing us. It is an issue of the corporate governance of the club which has little ambition and never seems to learn and it’s insulting to fans to claim otherwise.

Ralph, you wrote an article at the beginning of the summer saying that downsizing was incoming; low and behold, we have 12 off the wage bill (including all of our back 4), are reportedly trying to punt Ntcham to any French bidder and have banked a record transfer fee without it being put back into the club. We already had about £40m in the bank to begin the window as well. Yet the squad is getting weaker. It’s nonsensical.

The question is: why are Etims and CQN the only Celtic sights which back the board to the hilt? Why are serious questions not being asked by either site? The rest of the Celtic-sphere is certainly doing so.

p.s. please don’t blame BR for all this. He is the most successful manager since MON and achieved magnificent feats with the club. It’s just PL spin to put any of this mess on him.

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Hands Cant Hit

lennon and Strachan don’t come close to Rodgers

Rodgers leaves for 9 million after his time at celtic to a team who won the league 3 years ago

Strachan went to championship boro for free

lennon went to Bolton of the championship after being SACKED by PL

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

bgbhoy, That is absolutely true. Brendan Rodgers IMO was sickened so much by Peter Lawwell’s treatment of him that he walked away as fast as he could. So we lost the best manager we have had since big Jock. The one that should be getting the
supports angst, anger and frustration is Peter Lawwell. He should be hunted as fast as possible away from Celtic park, he has long overstayed his time. An accountant (dictator) who play’s DoF and runs all elements of the football department, but he also has the full support of the one who alway’s escapes criticism Dermot Desmond. Time for change is long overdue, when the custodians of this great club, encourage the bigot pound, assists with the same club shite, assist by silence in encouraging a Hun press, push aside and do nothing about Res.12, verbally attack the Celtic support, then its time that they were shown out the door. I alway’s considered myself a rational person, but now my B.P. is reaching new levels because of the way our-my club is being run, its not right, its a disgrace.
BTW Hands E-Tims a board loving site? I was with you till then and then you lost me… Lenny is what we have, he is a great Tim, what he endures is despicable, he is the here and now, back him and “Fuck the Huns”..

Reply to  Mike

Mike; just about everything in this post is correct and sums up my feelings exactly and the main thrusts of Ralphs article, tbh I thought he was OTT on Wednesday/Thursday? morning but then I could only listen to BBBC SportSound. My two pence worth, for what it’s worth is that I have always been a great fan/supporter of Neil Francis Lennon since he entered Paradise and think that he was crapped on from a great height WHEN HE LEFT paradise five? seasons ago, IMHO it was Lawwel who was the assassin in that piece of work because Lennon demanded more funds to take the team further in Europe. I wasn’t sure if he could do the job when Rogers scuttled away in the dark of night but he did what was needed to be done.After the wobbble on Tuesday night I have felt the panic and fear that seems to have affected the majority of the support, but surely we have to give Lennon and the team our support to get us through this storm that is certainly being encouraged by the SMSM if not whipped up by same. Wether Lennon is up to the job or not, and I think that he is the real longstanding problem here is Lawwell and while he seems to have the wholehearted support of Desmond and the board there is nothing that we can do about it, we can scream, dance with rage, produce excellent, hard hitting banners at matches and they will just hrug their shoulders and make a few big announcements when it’s season book renewing time, with no intention of delivering on same anouncements. The only way the support can have any leverage or power over Lawwell and the board is to show them that they can and will mount a boycott of season ticket sales and somehow show them that they can produce a supporters purchase of the club, highly unlikely IMHO but a desirable pursuit, to be able to get two, maybe three supporter directors onto the board. Anything other than that and the board will just carry on as before or until Desmond sells his shares and takes Lawwell with him. Hail. Hail.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Well said Francis and I agree with you entirely but especially about the emptying of the stands, its the only language that they understand, the £.

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

My comment has gone back into the Dusty Bin, gloves and nose peg on.

Hands Cant Hit
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

I will give you Strachan but not Lennon, but even then, in Strachan’s time the difference between Celtic and the big teams was closer than it is now. Strachan signed JVOH from PSV, Jarisik from Chelsea and Gravesen from Real, Naka from Italy. All were established internationals for good nations- who did BR sign in that category?

Neil managed to get through to post-Christmas European football once; BR twice.

The year Neil got to the CL last 16 he was competing for second in the group with Benfica and Spartak; in the years BR was in the CL he was competing for second with one of Barca/Man City and one of Bayern/PSG- the situations are incomparable.

On the finances, the year Neil got the last 16:

Turnover: £75.82m
Expenses: £62.71

Expenses were 82% of turnover.

Brendan’s 2nd year in CL:

Turnover: £101.6M
Expenses: £87.1M

Expenses were 85% of turnover.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Strachan is/was a fucking gnyaff

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

correct!

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

the Europe of now is vastly different to the Europe of 6+ years ago, that is also a fact

lennon blew his chance against a team 227 on the rankings or something absurd like that

pretty sure AEK are higher up than that

cs you keep comparing Rodgers to prev managers, there Is no comparison, none at all

7 from 7 with 2 ucl campaigns from 3 and Europe after xmas 2 from 3

at this rate we will be lucky to be in Europe when the schools go back not pumped at ibrox

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Cluj are 288th and AEK 102nd.

More pertinently Satajevo are 237th and having dispatched them fairly routinely we should not have gone down the Cluj-ie.

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

neil lennon had 1 successful European campaign

remind me how his last campaign in Europe went Charlie?

6-1 hammering at the nou camp? with VVD in defence?

lennon failed in 3 occasions to get out of a group

failed once to qualify all together, Strachan too

he is under immense pressure in the next 2 weeks, failure to qualify and losing to the scum and he will need forcibly removed

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

“He still beat the best Club side in a Generation”

That was the Barca that would be slaughtered 7-0 by Bayern.

Could you ever proof read your posts and not post such ignorant rubbish.

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

so what? that was 6 years ago?

your arguments are pointless

your hatred for Rodgers considering the success he gave celtic is borderline mental

rodegrs is by far and away a better manager than lennon, its not even up for debate

why do you try and say otherwise?

money spent? inflation

did lennon come up against teams that cost 300 million to assemble?

did lennon win 7 out of 7 domestically with ZERO RANGERS

has anyone knocked our door down for lennons services?

NOPE

FACT

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

HAHAHAHA

hes not taking into account any FACTS

inflation

Rodgers facing 2 sides that cost over 500 million

his argument is pathetic

lennons failures in Europe over 4 seasons bar 1

6-1 by barca with vvd

all relevant

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

quality post hands

Charlie will be along shortly with the corner kick and throw in stats shortly to de bunk

Wth67
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Lennon was not sacked he walked after ,liewell renamed on transfers he had arranged,

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

I would expect the spending to be bigger now than it was 6 and 13 years ago

a pint of beer, fags etc is more than double the price

why would football players be any different?

1 year ago
Reply to  Hands Cant Hit

Hands,

Great post. You hit all the nails firmly on the head.

Rebus

1 year ago
Reply to  Hands Cant Hit

Charlie,

What’s the point in throwing up the past performance of managers long gone. Let’s deal with the problems of today. If we do not then forget about the league and forget about full attendances at games.

Rebus

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  rebus67

so lennon is being judged based on Europe but hes not to be judged based on Europe?

Europe of 6 years ago is massively changed

what you going to say when and if he fails next week?

blame Rodgers? blame the board?

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  rebus67

So he doesn’t get judged on the CL failure.

Fair enough.

Cortes
1 year ago

Caption: Trump models head to Mount Rushmore.

Bognorbhoy
1 year ago

Caption..

Another four Ronalds head for the McDonald retirement home for old clowns

1 year ago

The parasites of the Plc dun nuttin about the cheats and are cheating Celtic supporters themselves

50 S of G
1 year ago

One’s called Ronald and the other 3 are w###s.

Oztim
1 year ago

Caption: The celtic board on their way to meet Res 12ers.

hector
1 year ago

Peter Lawell signs a new back four .

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Caption
Celtic defenders followed by aik spies on the way to lennoxtoun

Oztim
1 year ago

The Huns are a cancer on our club. For the last 8 years, every May we’ve had a clean bill of health. Now, due to our foolish bad habbits, I’m afraid it has returned; we’ve allowed it to go unchecked.

Also, what will the fans do if the Huns2 win the League Cup, or other title and add it to Deadcos tally, and our board allow that to happen? I don’t believe our fans will stand for it and Celtic will implode.

Jebus
1 year ago

Caption: celtic scouting team head off to another match.

Puggy67
1 year ago

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3: Four clowns on a truck, can we get some decent defenders in?

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Mike
1 year ago

As it stands at the moment, there is no doubt but the Huns have improved their first team squad.
We on the other hand have weakened our first team squad.
Players who have left after their contracts have ended include:
Gamboa, Compper, Boyata, Lustig, Allan, Izaguiire, DeVries and Mulumba
Players who left after their loan periods ended include:
Toljan, Burke, Weah, Benkovic. That’s a total off twelve players.
We have brought in: Julliene, Boli, Connell, and the new lad (four).
Now who is responsible for that? Lawwell, he is the defacto DoF. He is the one who decides which players come in, the length of their contracts and what remuneration they achieve. The only thing he doesn’t decide is team selection, team tactics, that is the coach’s job. He may stand cap in hand and say “please sir” to Lawwell.
So my thoughts are that it was Lawwell, who frustrated Rodgers that much that he left, angry and bitter. If Celtic lose any honours including nine IAR. I know who I will blame. Lenny is the here and now, back him..

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Lawwell et al are free icing with our emotions. There must be an avenue to get rid otherwise it’s a totalitarian regime given open slather to take liberties …and cash, our cash

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Fucking not free icing fucksake

Puggy67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Doesn’t hold a candle to free icing. He deserves to be marzi-panned though, hunners and thousands.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Fucking•

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Two wrongs do not make a right, the journos Rubbish Celtic at every opportunity and praise the Wankers,
Lie-well is a penny pinching clown, he would do well to get a career at Sports Direct, with his arguments against the living wage. Currently everything is abut saving cash, tha is why we regress in Europe, whilst Lenny fiddles, look at his team talk before extra time, a man of few words, he has the excuses and post match comments that try to make things at Paradise great. It’s as bad as when the Kelly’s and Whites were the board, there were morons tha bad mouthed the rebels.

Caption

Daily Ranker journos go for their succulent lamb and wine lunch

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Caption
Four Huns hitching to Warsaw wearing the colours

1 year ago

Ralph,
With the greatest of respect I disagree with the tone of your article. You mention deflection as a device used by the main stream media, but your article does the same.
Over reaction has happened in certain quarters but that should not deflect from the fact that there are serious problems experienced by the club at the moment.
The manager’s performance on Tuesday was, frankly, appalling. He has not acknowledged that.
The defence has been allowed to deteriorate in all four positions and action to remedy this has taken far too long. This plus the performance of the manager led to us being eliminated at home from the CL by a mediocre team. It was known last year that Tierney was for the off, and it was known that Lustig’s contract was up, as was Boyata’s. The Board only acted swiftly to replace Boyata. Boli is not a LB which is why we are scrambling to find another. In summary, forward planning is terrible.
We lost a goal at home to Dunfermline which sums up the state of our defence. Do you think that defence will not concede at Ibrox?
I am sorry but getting behind the team only rewards the incompetence of the manager and the Board. It is time to stand up and say this is not good enough.

Rebus

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Well written rebus. Right in the money. It doesn’t matter what time of the season it is. It’s incompetence and it just so happens that this time of year is season defining as far as Europe is concerned. We relied on the Huns inconsistency when they could have leapfrogged us in the new year last season. That’s probably not going to happen and losing three or more games may lose the league. I wouldn’t bat an eyelid if Lenny was replaced right now before an even worse malaise sets in

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

correct

Cartvale88
1 year ago

Totally agree Rebus, everyone else is an excuser for the indefensible

Caption

Daily Rankers journos attend next Parkhead game

Tenaka Khan
1 year ago

Caption : “Are we nearly there, Mr Hammond?”

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Also, If Lennon can’t cut the mustard with what Lawell gives him, I know this isn’t all Lenny’s doing. But I can imagine someone like Steve Clarke getting more out of what’s on disposal. If these are the circumstances, then we need a manager than can work with the current business plan I’m sure they’re out there . Not throw his hands in the air with a “told you so” like old girlfriends you never go back. You come out with the same arguments , problems etc. it’s probably the same old incendiary Neil Lennon buried under the calm exterior

Jinkylarrson
1 year ago

Sack Lawwell.Back the team.

Broxburnbhoy
1 year ago

Pish – we cant go on winning everything forever – at some point someone will win a cup other than us. It’s life in sport – expect it and get over it

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

we should not under any circumstance be losing the league at any time in the near future

Broxburnbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

That I agree with

Gerry
1 year ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

bgbhoy, as far as you’re aware is there any truth in this Lenny/Broony falling out?
And if it did happen was it in front of the players?

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerry

I asked the question and was told no…

Patrick o Hara
1 year ago

Caption. Dave King drives four rangers “stars” to market place to meet running costs.

Mike
1 year ago

There’s not one of us that hasn’t made a mistake. Lenny made one against Clugi, putting Cal-Mac a left back to accommodate Ntcham, who IMO should be nowhere near our midfield. He put out a team on Saturday to rest some players for this week and that’s the team that most of us would have put out. Brendan Rodgers is a great manager, I have absolutely no doubt about that, but when he left us with nine games still to run, it was Lenny who stepped into the breach and he did brilliantly and seen it through to eight. Lets not forget that and though he wasn’t my choice for the full time job, I will back him to the hilt. I-we know where the blame lies and its not knocking at Lenny’s door.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Yeah but we’re not on millions a year. Mistakes should be made in preseason not cl qualifiers. Our best midfielder at the back I’d have dropped brown to give Ntcham a spot. Put Hayes at left back

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Yeah you would but I wouldn’t and every manager under the sun makes them, mistakes that is, but then again, their fans don’t do the Hun press’s job for them.

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

We all know Lennon messed up with both team selection and team management in the cluj game.
Same as we all know this board have been making poor decisions on the ‘football’ side of the business for years now. Our board have played this crap cat and mouse game around transfers for years. That’s where our focus should be . Not picking on individual players or the manager after 1 poor result.
Over the weekend some big teams all over Europe had real tough games against lesser teams. Bilbao beat Barca. Rennes beat PSG. Bayern drew with Berlin. Mez beat Monaco. My coupon was trashed lol .
Ralph is correct.
Media is wanting us to go mental.
Calm is required.
Support is required.
Anybody wanting to get the knives out should look out their share certificate and get ready for the AGM. That’s the only way to get at the board . That is where our real problems lie.
The team and the manager play 11 vs 14 or 15 every week , lets get behind them and get this show back on the road.

Mike
1 year ago

Correct, The MSM are having a field day, BTW my shares are locked and loaded, ready to go..

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

I hardly read Scottish papers. I go on what I see up to the first Cluj game it was looking Rosey. Then he makes Buffon like changes I’m sure would go against his gut. We didn’t need technicians we were on top of the tie we needed defenders and when Edouard and Christie and Forrest got us out the shit. Brown put us back there. With god knows. Hi m still hurting here so don’t give it with helping the press shit I don’t care about the press I care about the club

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Buffoon like•*

The Cha
1 year ago

Wrong.

Lawwell and Lennon are inextricably linked.

The latter was brought in to facilitate the former’s downsizing and selling prize assets.

Compare with Rodgers fighting to keep prize assets.

To be calm in the face of this is to be complicit in it.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Whose wrong?

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

“sfa unfit for purpose” not you!

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

You say wrong and I say that they are not inextricably linked.
Rodgers is a great manager, but he left didn’t he? not mid season but at near the seasons end and who was it that answered the call, Lennon.
Rodgers I agree was fighting tooth and nail against the forces of darkness but he was also instrumental in keeping Boyata and we lost £9.00 mill. because of it, if he liked Boyata so much, why did he not get him to extend his contract?
You say “to be calm in the face of this is to be complicit” I say this, you are aiming at the wrong target, the real target is above Lennon, that is where we should be aiming. He is the cause, if Lennon goes, then what? another Delia?

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Oh thanks for taking a 3 million dollar a year job when Brenda left Lenny. We truly are indebted for taking the best job in Scotland on. You were at home with your pipe and slippers on happily away from Easter road and that nasty woman then you got a calling and you took it. You could’ve stayed at home on Twitter but you didn’t you took the job on like a gladiator woul

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

He steadied the ship, didn’t he, we won the league and the Scottish cup, without his contribution there might not have been NINE titles to go for would there?

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

I don’t think we’re a million miles apart in our thinking.

If we had a competent CE who made an appointment based on footballing excellence then it wouldn’t be Lennon in the hotseat.

He was unemployed and perhaps unemployable, so who wouldn’t take such an opportunity that wouldn’t exist elsewhere?

We didn’t lose £9m on Boyata, he was instrumental in our Europa League and T3 successes.

How you quantify that I don’t know but, at some stage, you’ve got to stop flogging all of assets at the first opportunity and look to improve.

We aren’t a distressed company and should stop acting like it.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Bill tennant could’ve won the league with the start and the players and the quality of the other teams

Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Yes we are close in our thinking, as an emergency appointment he did the business. I too also wanted some one else appointed, but it is my belief that he is here now and that we should back him up fully. If things go tits up, then my angst will be directed at the real culprits. As for Boyata, I had sympathy for the man, his story has still to be told. Again the latter part of your post, I fully agree with. So like a politician my view gets altered to suit my present circumstances and that is to back Lenny 100%.

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Lance , no way lenny is on 3mil dollars or pounds. That’s fake news mate.
Lawell will never again want anyone at Celtic earning more than he does. Lennon will be on under a million.
Good money.
And good luck to him. I couldn’t do his job.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike we have no choice but to back him. If we get a good run in Europe and win the ninth then he’s a winner anything less than that. He’s gone. He has to be. Hope it goes well for him. And us

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Haven’t a Cluj what went down weeered

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

I know it was one poster’s wet dream.

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Rodgers fighting to keep prize assets ?
So what was he doing when he tried to get Dembele to go to china ?
And the Boyata fiasco, a guy who should never have put on a celtic shirt again , Rodgers knocks back 9 mil to then let him leave on a free.
Cmon , catch a grip.

Real problem is we sell 2 first team starters every year. we don’t have suitable replacements either on the book by then or lined up. We wait till the sale is done , then run around trying to get a deal done 2 weeks before the CL qualies.
That there is where change NEEDS to happen.
It handicaps the manager and the whole team every season.

I agree lennon is a bit of a lawell puppet. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lawell is insisting nitcham is played to help sell him , and the Sinclair thing need sorted.
But getting rid of Neil lennon is not the answer. Not at this moment anyway.

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

wrong cha

deila wasn’t filming it…

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

🙂

Broxburnbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Rodgers fighting to keep pride assets? That’s one way of looking at it

Monti
1 year ago

Caption: The Celtic defence provide evidence that they can show evidence of mobility.

Monti
1 year ago

Weered,
Or at least turn on to your knees….

Monti
1 year ago
Reply to  Monti

Una’s?

Iancelt67
1 year ago

As per podcast discussion. If we lose against aik and rangers then he should go. A loss against one of them is sort of acceptable I’d prefer to lose against rangers than aik.

Rebus67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Ian,

If we lose vs AIK then we shall lose vs Them.

Thursday is going to reveal a lot.

On another topic, did anyone see the goals vs The Pars? It looked like the players did not celebrate. True or false?

Rebus

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Rebus67

Well If Ajer is out with a broken collar bone then we have to risk Jullien or put bitton back. Which isn’t that bad an idea he hasn’t put a foot wrong and kept his hands out of the way of the ball
I’d say we’re 50-50 for both games

Rebus67
1 year ago
Reply to  Iancelt67

Before Cluj, I would have predicted that we would edge past AIK by one or two goals but now it is a lottery as you say.

They will be good in the air….many are over six feet. They have an ageing team so if the games are played at a high tempo we may shade them on fitness.

If it is an open game as vs Cluj, it will be rock and roll time again.

If we stop them scoring at Parkhead we have a real chance. They ate a good away team.

Rebus

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago

Ashley asks the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse to don disquises before they get to castle greyskull.

TicToc
1 year ago

HaHaHa, fuckin’ brilliant! HaHaHa. 🙂

sfa unfit for purpose
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

or mibbe disguises

TicToc
1 year ago

Who cares about an odd wrong consonant? Not me! 🙂
HH

Rebus67
1 year ago

Ralph,

I re-read your article and it made me think of Charles Dickens. In particular, Oliver Twist.

Remember the scene where Oliver asks for more gruel? He is the only one who has the netve to ask for more even tho everyone is starving.

I’d rather be an “Oliver” than simply eat my gruel.

Rebus

Rebus67
1 year ago

Post gone missing! I am out of here.

Rebus

Tourtenay
1 year ago

It is amazing the vision you see out across the Savannah as the dust settles, were once through a thick haze you thought you saw the enemy but now in the clear light of day all is revealed.

You thought you saw the problem and had all the answers, it was so easy.
But now in the clear light of day all is revealed.

Not only them, the enemy in full view but their tactics, same old tricks, same old lies, but just in time, just in time we rally together, we unite because we recognise them for what they are deceitful lying bastards.

Do not be misled by their machinations, do not cower but gird yourself and stand tall in CELTIC.

We will conquer again but only if we are united.

Faith in CELTIC

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  Tourtenay

You’re scaring me tourtenay

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Tourtenay

Great shout Tourtenay, Well Said! TAL.
FC not PLC
HH

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago

We really should have no problem against Hearts at home but Lenny’s future could be riding on the other three big games. Failure to progress to the EL group stage coupled with a humbling humiliation at hunbrox would really bring things to a head and something would have to give. In the meantime, he deserves our full backing.

The Lawell situation is another kettle of fish. Seventeen years is far too long for someone to be in such a high position of power. Stagnation has been creeping in for years. The same mistakes regarding his meddling with team affairs together with colossal failures in the transfer market are being repeated year after year. Our bank balance is healthy thanks to this policy of frequently selling our most prized assets and a refusal to reinvest sufficiently well to improve or, at the very least, maintain the quality of our playing squad. This consistent downsizing in quality, if allowed to continue, will have its repercussions as indignation among the fans will heighten, possibly reaching unprecedented levels. If we somehow screw up 9IAR it will be Pistol Pete who will be held mainly responsible and, once again, something would have to give. In addition to this, I have to agree with many of the comments posted on here over the last few days highlighting Lawell’s complete detachment and lack of interest shown towards the most pressing concerns of the fans. His constant failure to stand up for the club which faces daily abuse, lies and intimidation from the SMS, not to mention his deafening silence on innumerous instances of corruption and cheating at all levels on the part of the football authorities suggests only one thing. He doesn’t represent the vast majority of the fans or the integrity of our wonderful club so it’s time for him to go. Our recent success and impressive run of trophies are despite (not thanks to) having Peter Lawell as Celtic’s CEO. Time to recruit a highly experienced and professional team of two or three forward thinking accountants/consultants (including a new CEO) who are astute and flexible enough to move with the times whilst having Celtic’s interests (both ethical and practical) at heart along with the incorporation of a pragmatic D o F. Their combined annual cost should amount to less than Pete’s exorbitant salary.

Broxburnbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

So if Lawell is now responsible for the failures will you also credit him with our decade of success? He had no part in success only failures?

Broxburnbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

So if Lawell is now responsible for the failures will you also credit him with our decade of success? He had no part in success only failures? Is that what we are saying here?

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

Our success IMHO has been “In spite of, not because of” as I said in another comment on here, regarding our overpaid bean-counting CEO.
But answer me these 2 Qs BB, if you will.
Do you know Lawwell’s a Freemason?
Are you a Freemason?
They all (Freemasons) say that it’s no big secret. I disagree as I think it is.
I’d be genuinely interested to know and it may explain many of your comments on here if you answer in the affirmative.
HH

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Broxburnbhoy

Nothing is 100% black and white Broxburn and although he will have had his part to play over the years in our financial security and we can be grateful for that, times have been changing and we can clearly see that the ever-dwindling spiral of downsizing and deterioration in team quality, the aforementioned ongoing errors that are becoming worse and worse and the obvious lack of ambition in European competition whilst allowing the huns to close the gap despite the huge chasm in spending power between the two clubs all point to the fact that he is not doing his job as well as he should any more and his intentions towards the well-being of the club have to be called into question. I don’t think we should carry on down this route and the way of running the club is crying out for change.

The other part of this is his failure and/or refusal to defend the integrity of the club and the interests of the fans on those issues I previously described, i.e. being unjustly under constant attack from the MSM and not taking a stand against the corruption and cheating that’s been going on for so long in the Scottish game. Don’t you think he has been seriously at fault here? I think his attitude on such crucial matters is unforgivable and we fans get the feeling that we are being taken for a ride.

Yoker Bhoy
1 year ago

Longish post lost in the haze.

Rebus67
1 year ago

Another short post gone missing.

I have had enough of wasting my time here.

Rebus

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Rebus67

It’s very frustrating but I don’t think it’s down to “no rhyme or reason”.

Some things that I’ve been caught out by:

1. Hyperlinks
2. Swear words
3. Punctuation (colon, semi etc)

I think posts will eventually appear when the Mods review the Trash but, obviously, that’s not instantaneous, so ruins the flow of a thread.

Also, if you go back after a “failed” comment then you can usually recover your comment and try and identify the “failing” part.

Again not ideal but something/anything.

I do hope you you continue but appreciate your frustration that we all share.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

Never witnessed rebus swearing once or use hyperlinks. Nothing more complex than a comma. It’s just a faulty site. Kerrydale street posts go through without glitches this akismet may be the culprit

Iancelt67
1 year ago

The site is needing something done to it beyond me how to fix these things. Maybe short concise posts like this one will get through. I think the war and peace ones have a bigger chance of getting lost.

R.St.Parsley
1 year ago

Caption:
Lawwell’s latest transfer acquisitions head for Lennoxtown.

Iancelt67
1 year ago

Anyway all this venting has given me the catharsis needed for getting over last weeks debacle. Maybe get the fuck ups out the way. We could be 30 mill richer. But on the end of a souldestroying 8-0 tanking by an Uber team. So it’s half glass full …..for now

Una
1 year ago

Compliance officer to investigate Tom Boyd for telling the truth on Celtic Tv, I’ve heard it all now possible sanctions points deduction on the way. Why don’t they investigate why beaton is shite at his job & drinks in a shithole zombies bar after robbing us blind ffs

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

They don’t investigate Beaton because the only ones that can force them to do so ie the Celtic board let them away with it time after time.

Tom Boyd is just a distraction and although plenty are happy he’s speaking like one of us, he isn’t the one to take on the SFA.

Iancelt67
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

It’s a non news story so what. It was on Celtic tv not fucking etc. it’s for our ears anyone else is eavesdropping

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Does anyone have any idea if/why the Compliance Officer can ‘investigate’ a ‘pundit’ from a ‘TV’ company whether it’s Celtic or otherwise.
Just WTF is going on here and what is the Celtic Board going to do about it? Or have I fallen for a wind-up? If so, HaHaHa. 🙂
HH

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  TicToc

As its the club’s own TV channel then I guess they rather than Tom is the complained against party.

TicToc
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

If indeed there is any complaint, the Celtic Board should insist on being told exactly, in writing, what the complaint is and what, if anything, is deemed to break SFA rules. Tom Boyd is 100% correct (for a change) about the ‘penalty’ and all he said about Beaton was that he’d be welcome in his local. There are plenty of pics of him in his (Beaton’s) local so there’s no case to answer about anything. Poor day if you’re not welcome at your own local!!
Celtic need to call this shit out, pronto. Dear me, it “could lead to civil unrest” just like Regan/Doncaster said if we don’t let the huns pretend they’re the same huns and admit them into the league. Tourtenay is right, we need to stand against ALL this kinda crap.
Come On You Bhoys In Green.
FC not PLC
HH

Owen Mullions
1 year ago

Caption: Lennon and Kennedy meet Lawwell and Desmond for crisis talks.

Mike
1 year ago

We are all Neil Francis Lennon and Thomas Aquinas Boyd and “Fuck the Huns”.

HoudiniBhoy
1 year ago

Caption. “No Dave, you cannae take your empties tae that kinda ginger van”

SFTB
1 year ago

Nobody’s ever going to admit that they are played by the media. If they were “played” they would be unconscious of it and denying it. It ends up a bit like the witch ducking trials.

All of us can be played including those who defend Neil Lennon.

The current situation is not surprising. We were all delighted by the way Neil steadied the ship and saw us through to our 8th title in a row. Even so, the majority of the support did not want him appointed and felt he was imposed on the club in a shabby manner.

And they have a point.

Nevertheless, he is appointed and we need to seriously and soberly consider our actions given that. Neil had a great start to this season – 5 Euro ties with minimal fuss and then one catastrophic defensive exhibition which he did not sort out. The league saw a great start too but we had a disappointing bore of a League Cup victory.

7 very good performances followed by one disaster and a boring win do not make a strong case for a NFL sacking, but there is a very strong appetite for it amongst our support.

There was always going to be high anxiety this year. we dialled our angst up to 11 last year and it will be closer to 20 before this season is out. There is next to no chance of Dermot Desmond being outed until he is ready to go. The only chance of Peter Lawwell going is if we lose the league- and that is not a price worth paying.

Neil Lennon is expendable but would be a real kick in the teeth to someone who suffered for us during his time. He deserves better than he is getting but he does not deserve a job for life.

My view is that, unless things get much worse, in terms of the league, then sacking Neil carries more risk than keeping him. It certainly would further their strength which comes from their adversity and it runs the risk of another upheaval at our club at a vulnerable time in the league campaign.

This is not a ringing endorsement of Neil- I was not in favour of his appointment- but now he is in place, we must resist the hotheaded over-reaction that says he is defined by these last 2 games. Neil did nothing wrong and a lot right in seeing us through the final 2 legs of last year’s Treble.

So, whether you’ve been played or are just temporarily in a mood because we have had a bad week, I’d ask you to reconsider turning fire on our club. We will have a lot more hard times this year and if our support crumbles before we have had a chance to put a dent in the
confidence of the Sevco support, then I am afraid, we will be culpable in giving them an advantage which may prove crucial.

Of course, if we lose out on Europa Group Stage and fall significantly behind in the league, then all bets are off and nothing will stop the anger resulting in sacrificial sackings.

But until them, a bit more faith in the people who delivered 8iar, can be justified. And a bit less of the buying into the Hun supporter narrative that anyone could have led Celtic to those 8 titles and we’re only under pressure because “The Rangers are Coming!”, should be parked for the time being.

The Cha
1 year ago
Reply to  SFTB

I’m not sure what football you were watching at the end of last season but 2 turgid 0-0 home draws, another Ibrox implosion and avergaing a goal a game was largely soporific fare.

You’re also not reading the runes properly from the start of this season when we coughed up stupid preventable goals against Sarajevo twice, Motherwell and Cluj away.

The warning signs have been there that against better sides that would be catastrophic but I expected that to be Slavia not Cluj!

“He deserves better” than what, to be criticised for obvious selection and tactical errors that he pig-headly refuses to admit?

Seriously?

bgbhoy
1 year ago
Reply to  The Cha

spot on

we are handing most teams a goal head start

all the way through pre season too

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