Celtic Diary Tuesday August 27: Thoughts For Today
Neil Lennon used the fact that he already has six wingers to explain why Scott Sinclair isn;t getting a game, yet the club has held talks with Bournemouth regarding jordan Ibe, a winger, who reportedly wants to link up with Lennon in Glasgow.
Either the manager knows what he is doing, or he doesn’t.
One player who almost certainly won’t be handed a job at Celtic now he’s retired is Craig Beattie, who told a remarkable story about Martin O’neill’s reaction when the former boss found out he had allegiances to the other side of Glasgow. O’Neill told him he didn’t care if Beattie banged a drum in the middle of July as long as he wanted to play for him, and Beattie duly signed.
Fair enough, but it appears the striker didn’t enjoy his time at Celtic..
It didn’t bother me, but it was make or break,”
“Lads ask me about it now and say ‘what’s Lenny [Lennon] like? What’s Thommo [Thompson] like? What’s Sutty [Sutton] like?’
“And now I would say: ‘Absolutely spot on’. They’ll never pass you at events, charity do’s, [they’re] absolutely brilliant.
“But back then? Absolute p***ks.
I’m guessing he didn’t say “planks “.
You could be on that training ground – and we only trained for half an hour, three 10 minute games – and be the best player on the park for 29 minutes. But you could give the ball away once and get absolutely berated. Literally, strips torn off you.
Awwww. Don’t give the ball away then.
The Express claims Celtic are going to drop their interest in Greg Taylor, as they reckon he’s not worth the £3m Kilmarnock are asking, but given it’s the Express, that means he’s probably having a medical right now, and Kilmarnock have already spent the money.
The last week of the transfer window is always exciting, but usually quite disappointing from our point of view, as we snap up the players no one else wants.
Although there is always the concern that we’ll still lose one or two. Fortunately, no one seems interested just yet, but the panic won’t start until the weekend.
On another note, Stephen O’Donnell is a little vexed at some of the , as Lachie Mhor decribed them on twitter, objective comments in the review sections on amazon.
Some were even posted just minutes after the book went on sale, which is in itself remarkable..
My particular favourite is this one.. which manages to be wrong in absolutely everything he says.
22 August 2019
Aberdeen ‘roll over’ for Celtic as Rangers hero makes Steven Gerrard prediction
Graham Roberts has pinpointed the fixture Rangers must own if they are to land the Premiership title.
In the piece, by Darren Cooney of the Record, there is lavish praise for Gerrard…
Steven Gerrard has done an amazing job. He has turned the club around
Yes, they’ve won nothing but they might do one day. If no one else turns up.
But the games they struggle in is when they go to Aberdeen. They have to win those games because when Celtic go there, Aberdeen roll over and let them win.