Celtic Diary Thursday November 19: A Little Laughter

Ach, we all need cheering up, and it’s all been a bit serious of late, so lets try to spread a little happiness around this morning.

 

International football is finished now until March, Scotland played their second Nations cup game within a few days last night, losing to Israel which followed their defeat to Slovakia , which points to things getting back to normal under Stevie Clarke after the excitement of qualifying for the European Championship finals against Serbia.

 

I don;t know what the Nations Cup actually is, as pre match talk had been about getting promoted, which doesn;t usually happen in cup competitions, but clearly its not a priority for Scotland as they didn’t seem to take it that seriosuly, with both Ollie Burke and Ollie McBurnie featuring in the game last night.

 

Still, a new national hero did seem to emerge from the ruins…

 

Scotland player ratings as flawless Ryan Jack impresses on a night of frustration

 

The Daily Record, it seems, has resumed it’s narrative around “rangers ” players, and having failed to sell Morelos and Kent, they’ve turned the spotlight onto Ryan Jack, the token Ibrox player in the team.

 

He’s getting better with each passing match and his big-game experience for Rangers in Europe certainly helps. Tigerish in the tackle and classy in possession – you can see why he’s become an automatic pick 

 

Yes, I can. And it’s got the square root of fuck all to do with being Tigerish in the tackle and classy in possession . 

 

Because he isn’t.

 

 

Then again, the Record isn’t the only one feverishly getting behind the financially stricken new club, Glasgow City council are doing their bit as well….

 

Rangers have been given the go-ahead for plans to build a fan zone and museum on the Edmiston House site. 

 

Museum ? Surely ” memorial ” ?

 

 

Glasgow councillors approved the club’s application for a two-storey multi-use venue at a meeting on Tuesday. 

 

Two storeys…ah…presumably that’s one for each club, or one for the club and one for the company.

 

 

The development will include shops, a café and an events space, which will be used as a fan zone as well as for dinners, conferences, weddings and exhibitions.

It is set to open in 2022 and will be a “major milestone” in the club’s 150th year. 

 

 

Oops…there’s a 5 in that sentence that must surely be a typo

 

 

A council report said the development would “enhance the match day experience of supporters”, offering new uses which have “citywide benefits, such as conference use and live entertainment”.

The design “acknowledges Govan’s industrial heritage” and will benefit the local area, the report adds. 

 

 

Short on detail, of course…

 

 

A council officer said the current Edmiston House is now at an “advanced stage of demolition”. 

 

 

It’s falling down.

 

 

The building will host dinners for up to 500 people, sit an audience of 750 and put on gigs and events for up to 1300. 

 

 

500 people gnawing on raw meat, 750 watching them and 1300 begging for the bones.

 

 

Permission has been granted for the venue to open until midnight. The fan zone is set to shut three hours after the final whistle at weekends, with no entry after kick-off during midweek games, when it would close at 10pm. 

 

 

They have to be home by midnight, or they turn into pumpkins.

 

 

The club’s application added: “The proposals to redevelop the site of the former Edmiston House fit into a broader ambition to expand the experiential offer at Ibrox Stadium, and to raise the quality of facilities on-site.

 

“In bringing forward a bespoke fan focused development, Rangers FC seek to capitalise on an increasing trend for similar spaces across leading European football clubs, which offer pre and post-match destinations.

 

“Fan zones in general can provide a venue where families, fans and the community can come together to experience pre and post-match events.”  

 

Security will have to be tight…

 

Have walls/pre-built fences be capable of being toppled by zombie hordes. -  PZ Suggestions - The Indie Stone Forums

 

 

Nine objections to the plans were submitted to the council, with concerns included the impact on privacy for nearby residents, increased traffic congestion and a lack of car parking.  

But the council report stated the venue will be a similar size to the old building and the capacity of the local road network is considered “sufficient”. 

 

A spokesman said

We couldn’t be arsed with the complaints, it’s all bullshit anyway. Remember the hover pitch and the casino ?

 

 

The museum/memorial is a fascinating project.

 

Museums tend to be a place where culture can be stored, history preserved and iconic mementoes kept for all to see…

 

Their culture, as we are aware, means that no doubt there will probably be sections on anti Irish racism, anti catholic bigotry, with special presentations on financial skullduggery and tax avidance.

 

Their history should be a pisser.

 

Will they go with facts or their own version, like the bit in the Natural History museum in Belfast that claims the world is only about an hour old and dinosaurs exist only in the imagination of hollywood film producers ?

 

Will they show the actual receipt from when Charles Green bought that history, from, er , themselves ?

 

As for iconic mementoes…the list is endless…

 

The actual pound coin used by Craig Whyte to buy the club….the tracker fitted to Alfredo Morelos’s car…the police report on Scott Arfields party…

 

Or, to go further back, to the original club,  the loan agreement with Harland and Wolff that led to the policy of not employing catholics…or maybe a piece of wood from the boat that came back without one of it’s passengers ?

 

Maybe they could use the place to raise a few quid extra for the club, with additional stalls where you could…

 

“Buy the Ref A Pint ” or “Plan Your Virtual March Through a Catholic Housing Estate ”

 

Hey, what about “Spit At A Priest For A Pound ” ?

 

We should worry, they could raise millions.

 

Admission will be £16.90 for kids and £18.72 for adults. And you get a bright orange sash,,,no wristbands here…to wear all day and allow you to pop out to to abuse any catholics who might be on their way to school.

 

Or a poppy. Poppies aren’t just for November, you know.

 

One man, certainly in some eyes, deserves recognition of his achievements for the clubs, both on and off the field, as one of their less enlightened fans argued…

 

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All of this should be sending a warning to those in charge at Celtic, they are back, and they mean business, although when it comes to the actual nuts and bolts of business they keep making an arse of it, but there is a clear and present danger that they might actually catch up with or even overtake Celtic as Scotland’s premier club, an outstanding feat given the hoops had a head start of about 130 years…

 

 

One thing you can do for the moment, by the way, to help prevent this , is get in touch with the Celtic Trust..

 

 

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Celtic Trust

 

 

The above link takes you to their site and shows what to do.

 

We’re going to need all hands on deck for the AGM…..

 

 

 

And finally, a caption competition….

 

 

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tony carlin
6 days ago

Billy McWilliam passes his kidney stone at long last

Desmond and The Dekkers
6 days ago

Caption: the big hoose must stay open

Obz
6 days ago

The turning point will be next summer if they win the league, gain automatic entry to CL and £30 million. It is what their predecessors tried and failed to do in 2011. They will continue to spend and try to kick on like we should have done under Rodgers.

PL will, no doubt, point at a balance sheet that looks healthier with his palm out ready for his bonus. PL though is responsible for at least five years (under 3 different managers) lost champions league revenue since “Rangers” were born. In very cautious terms , a term PL loves, that is about £100 million in lost income. We supporters would only expect the club to spend a modest percentage on improving the squad. Could DK really have out thought our board when he said “We only need to win one league.” ?

We should be miles ahead of everyone domestically and we have a huge challenge this year. This AGM may be another critical moment in Celtic’s history and January’s window is critical. Not only for the run in but for setting the squad up for next season. We have have too often been off the cuff with our transfer policy which has always had me wishing at the end of the summer transfer window. What if this was the squad in July ?

I believe we have more than enough to kick on but everyone in the board room and dressing room needs to sharpen the focus.

Salad queen
6 days ago
Reply to  Obz

If the ten is not secured, he can forget about season tickets next year.

D'Finnhein Mick
6 days ago
Reply to  Obz

Winners go into Q3,the automatic qualification kicks in the following year.

6 days ago
Reply to  Obz

OBZ the most critical decision the board have is to stick with Lenny or not.
Nothing to do with transfer windows, if he stays im afraid the 10 will be gone.

sfa unfit for purpose
5 days ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Clairvoyant

5 days ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

No just a personal opinion

jpm88
6 days ago
Reply to  Obz

Serious question , if , as most now see Celtic were at least complicit in the 2011 Euro licence scam ( Res 12 ) ; what makes you think they want to ‘ sharpen their focus ‘ now , as this season is for them (sevco) ,life or death just as it was back in 2011 ?
DD is a billionaire not by accident ; guys like him don’t generally do f-ups like we’re witnessing re- allowing your rival to catch up and overtake in such a short time and surrendering a huge lead such as we had – , by accident or incompetence . So I think we all need to ask – WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON HERE ?

6 days ago
Reply to  Obz

Winning the league doesn’t guarantee entry to the CL, there will still be 2 qualifying rounds to negotiate (down from the current 4).

There are also likely to be unseeded, certainly for the Play-Off round, and face much stiffer oppo than they do in the CL.

They still stand a chance but its no foregone conclusion.

Of course, that only comes to pass if we lose the league, which should be the sole focus, not what the Huns might do next season.

Monti
3 days ago
Reply to  Obz

It isn’t automatic entry, it’s two rounds of qualifiers.

mcklintop
6 days ago

Caption: An excellent example of what’s known by geologists as the Morelos.

alzyerpal
6 days ago

Caption – “High in the Bavarian Alps, in 1936, Adolf Hitler used Jewish slave labour to construct an exact replica of Ibrox; the home of his favourite Hun football side (outside Germany) Glasgow Rangers. As a centrepiece, he purchased the actual ‘lucky stone’ that William Wilton always tied around his leg on fishing trips.”

Bognorbhoy
6 days ago

Caption..
Them rolling stones are getting boulder…

Paddybhoy67
6 days ago

“That’ll be Jesus resurrected then?”

Bognorbhoy
6 days ago

Caption too…
Lyrics
Baby, if you just say you care
Follow you most anywhere
Roll away the stone, roll away the stone
And in the darkest night
I’ll keep you safe and alright
Roll away the stone, roll away the stone

Won’t you roll away the stone
Why be cold and so alone?
Won’t you roll away the stone
Don’t you let it die

No matter if fools say we can’t win
I know I’ll fall in love again
Roll away the stone, roll away the stone
So sing – we still got a chance
Baby, in love and sweet romance
Roll away the stone, roll away the stone

Won’t you roll away the stone
Why be cold and so alone?
Won’t you roll away the stone
Don’t you let it die

There’s a rockabilly party on Saturday night
Are you gonna be there?
(I got my invite)
Gonna bring your records
(Ohh, will do)
Made it

Won’t you roll away the stone
Why be cold and so alone?
Won’t you roll away the stone
Don’t you let it die

6 days ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Mon the Hoople.

Weered
5 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cha… 🙂

5 days ago
Reply to  Weered

Mott the Hoops

Bognorbhoy
4 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

M.T.H…… 🙂

4 days ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

Hopefully today we’ll have another Saturday Gig to remember.

Mike
6 days ago

The SFA must be breathing a big sigh of relief, because the Scottish team qualified for the Euro 2020 Qualifiers, putting £1.82 million into its empty biscuit tin, especially after securing a £5.00 million coronavirus business loan to keep the lights on. 18 positions under threat of redundancy at the SFA as Clair Whyte the Compliance Officer hands in her resignation for what must be a poison chalice position, she being the latest one to have had her fill of abuse. Malky McKay too the SFA Performance director is another one out the revolting door. Covid has affected many people even including the ‘peepul’, and many businesses too have suffered.So what next for the SFA, another approach to Haughey and one other perhaps or has that well also run dry? The Huns are scraping the barrel, no change there then, but so too are many Scottish clubs that we haven’t heard about, their incomes must be about zero, it will take a lotta time for them all to recover, if ever. If I was in their shoes I would be beating a path to Amazon or a PPE provider for sponsorship, you can just see it, football shirts with ventilators as their logo, for Celtic it would be mandatory to wear a face mask at the Hunnery for breathing assistance to help tone down the smell. Respirators at the ready and breathe…

Cartvale88
6 days ago

Caption
Plans for the new museum at Ipokes on hold!

The input of Sevco is boundless according to the Hun media. Stories of Duff and Phelps staff walking away with massive payouts after the corrupt establishment buggered up again, nothing to be seen here. Shows that this wee bigoted country is full of knuckledraggers at every level.
The CEO should get his act together and ensure ten in a row.

Sancheto
6 days ago

Caption – Lenny to PL, it’s a bit early for Easter but if the messiah is in there we will find him, get him in at centre back and everything will be ok, I promise.

Tonydtic
6 days ago

If the board is that keen to help the newco maybe they can arrange a mascot swap and give them the hound before 2022 since they seem to be counting their history in doggy years.

6 days ago

Caption: there that fuckin miley cyrus at the door again.

6 days ago

There’s that Myley Cyrus dropped by again.

henkesdreadlocks
6 days ago

I watched that utter guff in Israel last night and I must say Jack was totally anonymous apart from a suicidal pass across the front of his defence that was intercepted and acting in amazement and horror when getting booked for a cowardly lunge on an Israeli forward. He’s also got a face you couldn’t stop punching.

Mike
6 days ago

Hun Monkey.

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Stuart McWilliams
6 days ago

Caption : ‘Angry Shareholders/supporters tear Peter a new driveway, ahead of the AGM’.

San Miguel
6 days ago

Iniana Jones lets his neighbours know where the boundary is in their land dispute.

henkesdreadlocks
6 days ago

Caption……….

Aye, that boulder caused some damage, but I’ll tell you somethin, it’s still more mobile than big Duffy.

Cortes
5 days ago

Duffy: a rock in the heart of the Celtic defence.

6 days ago

Museum ? Surely ” memorial ” ?

Don’t call me Shirley but don’t you mean “mausoleum“?

“Because experiential stores offer more than just products, they immerse consumers in a brand, a culture, and showcases what makes it unique.”

Brand them on the way in and immerse them in the unique culture showcase sounds about right but you wouldn’t would you?

Who’s going to pay for this, as they haven’t got one of Fergus’s thin dimes and would any “partner” be willing to for something that’s likely to be a heavy loss maker?

Perhaps that’s why they’ve got the DUP guy involved, as they’re. ahem, good at persuading people to part with their money.

Who’s going to be performing, Amy Macdonald and, err, that’s it?

Puggy67
6 days ago

Caption: Health Secretary Jeane Freeman resigns after being asked to update the media on the rampaging rolling rock that wreaked ruin on a Raigmore rural retreat.

R.St.Parsley
6 days ago

Caption:
Appeal launched to find giant brass monkey seen in distress after recent cold snap.

Whitearra
5 days ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

Apologies, R.St. Parsley. I tried to vote for your caption. But once again f##ked up. Btw how do you work the f##king thing?

R.St.Parsley
5 days ago
Reply to  Whitearra

I don’t know, I’ve long since given up trying to vote on any comments.

Puggy67
5 days ago
Reply to  R.St.Parsley

On a phone it’s just to the left of the number

Duncan
5 days ago

Meanwhile on Staffa..
Finn McCool hits a fine drive from the Antrim Coast

sfa unfit for purpose
5 days ago

Huge dung beetle on rampage

Puggy67
5 days ago

Caption: Britain 2120 and the Bullingdon boys play skittles with their Highland pads.

Cortes
5 days ago

Pebbles Flintstone’s gone downhill since she’s took to the wine.

Uibh fhaili
5 days ago

She wanted a rockery ………………………..

5 days ago

Caption
Heated Driveway finally destroyed as The Requisitioners, sharpened pitchforks at the ready, prepare to excise the cancer in the Celtic Boardroom before turning their attention to the Absentee Landlord.

Binkabhoy
5 days ago

Caption – new Edminston Drive mausoleum setback as they book the wrong Rolling Stones for the venue

Duncan
5 days ago

When asked about his role in the Sevco sh it show in 2012 at his Chateau in France he simply replied “I was playing craps with thickest Supporters in World Football with big hands,deep pockets and a loaded loaded dice”

malcolm docherty
5 days ago

Thought I was reading a r*ngurs page for a bit there!

Tyrone9
5 days ago

Caption
Trump claims the landslide is his…until he sees it.

henkesdreadlocks
4 days ago

Celtic women v Hibs on BBC Alba at the moment and quite entertaining. 5-1 for the ghirls at half time.

Yoker Bhoy
4 days ago

They beat Hearts 10-0 the other week.

sfa unfit for purpose
4 days ago

Sevco announce operating loss of over £15m and the need of £9m of funding for the next year.

3 days ago

But they will be champions so doesn’t matter a Didley.

Yoker Bhoy
4 days ago

This wan’s fur Charlie ha ha fae Brigton whose sharp wit is being badly missed on here. It’s a light Irish folk melody. Hope yer keepin well Charlie mate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-64CaD8GXw

Mike
4 days ago

‘From the west of Fife they came, to play for Glasgow Celtic and to make themselves a name’.
It was’nt just John Thomson ‘The Prince of Goalkeepers’ no, John was joined by other players including Alec Thomson (no relation) and Jean McFarlane, Frank O’Donnell and Willie Fagan. Alec was an inside right who provided many assists for the legendary Jimmy McGrory. All of the above were signed from ‘Wellesley Juniors’, all scouted by Willie Maley’s chief scout, Steve Callaghan. Wellesley Colliery formerly Denbeath Colliery, situated in the Buckhaven, Methil area. A hard working mining area. John Thomson was signed for a tenner £10.00 when he was taking part in the General strike, relief beyond belief, sadly Alec was on the pitch when John his friend met his tragic end. Why mention Alec, another Celtic legend, well Mctears sold his Glasgow Cup winning medal yesterday, what a beauty. John Thomson ‘Prince of Goalkeepers 1909 – 1931, gone far to early and his friend Alec Thomson Celtic’s inside right, goal provider for Jimmy McGrory, 1901 – 1975.

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henkesdreadlocks
4 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Have you been buying more memorabilia?

Mike
3 days ago

erm, em, mibbee?

henkesdreadlocks
3 days ago
Reply to  Mike

I’ve got this coming.

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Mike
3 days ago

I want it, how much? gies it, please. Was watching Francesco’s Italy top tae toe, BBC4 tonight. Le Marche – Umbria – Tuscany. Florence, Olivio, Sienna, Lucca, brilliant, brilliant is’nt a toon btw. 😉 Anything to take my mind of today.

Duncan
4 days ago

So a quick scan at the Annual Accounts makes for frightening reading at Ayebrokes.

A £16m loss is the key figure but then if you also consider they received:
£21.86m In Loans converted into Equity Confetti

  • During the year, the Group received £21.862m (net of repayments) from Directors, existing shareholders and other parties. This entire amount was made available for working capital purposes.

Have a Tax Liability outstanding
Have Mike Ashley waiting for Compensation
Have a Litigation fight Hummmel in the pipeline
Have Dave King waiting for his money

Then there is …

  • 30. POST BALANCE SHEET EVENTS
  • The following events have occurred subsequent to the year end:
  • Acquisition and disposal of player registrations
  • The Group contracted for the purchase of seven permanent player registrations in addition to the temporary registrations of one player on loan. The amount payable in respect of above amounts to £15.4m, after taking account of direct costs.
  • The Group also disposed of ten player registrations on a permanent basis, one registration on loan and became entitled to sell on fees on player registrations previously disposed. The amount receivable in respect of above totaled £1.0m.
  • Investor loans
  • Subsequent to the year end the company received further investor loans amounting to £4.5m.
  • Share Issue
  • Subsequent to the year end, further share issues were carried out, allotting 66,609,890 Ordinary Shares of 1p each. £13.322m of investor loans were converted during these share issues.
  • 31. CAPITAL COMMITMENTS
  • At the year end, The Group had contracted for stadium improvements and player registrations amounting to £6.88 mil



Duncan
4 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

What must be even more concerning for them however is the fact that this is the Accounts after they have been rolled in glitter.

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4 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

They couldn’t even round up/down the loss to a staunch £16.90m.

Duncan
4 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

😀
Perhaps if they spent more money on the half time Oranges?

Big Don Gazpachio
3 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

You could go up and give them away for free.

pilsbury dough bhoy
4 days ago

Caption:
That’s another urban myth busted – it’s absolutely covered in moss

Mike
4 days ago

Auldheid battles on for the truth, justice and accountability, all he asks for is an honest game, a reco gnition that the basic rules of football have been broken by fraudsters, aided by complicit governing bodies and an a r se licking press. Bigotry still thrives in Scotia. While our own board betrays its own support, they too deserve our contempt. ‘What profits a man if he sacrafice’s his own soul for the blue pound’. They know where the bodies are buried and where the truth lies, its locked up in the boardroom safe. Scottish football is Donald Ducked, it will always be so until the truth is dug up and exposed to the light. Scottish footballs Ponzi scheme, where the lies keep the scheme going and where the innocent are the victims and the architects are the ones that benefit, for now…

Duncan
4 days ago
Reply to  Mike

The truth will out itself of that you can be certain.
The fact other Club owners/chairmen are so quiet about what appears to be going on at Ayebrokes post 2012 speaks volumes.
Aberdeen for example have been going about things the correct way and now find themselves once more playing a game of catch up with an entity that’s haemorrhaging cash by the 10’s of millions whilst apparently is behind paying their Tax liabilities?
I sincerely hope that they put dent in their Title aspirations tomorrow at Mordor.
Karma can be a real bitch when she wants to be.

Mike
4 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

The sooner the truth emerges the better. It’s not just the Huns that are suffering, if it had’nt been for the KT money we too would have lost millions, all Scottish and English clubs are losing money, like sand in a sandstorm because of Covid, the only difference is that they effing deserve it and more. Aberdeen too are suffering big time, Dave Cormack is always pleading- bleating for help, new stadium see and no paying customers. They are losing cash big time. meh!

Big Don Gazpachio
3 days ago
Reply to  Duncan

The truth emerged 8 years ago and has been buried every day since, even by our own club.

Get a fvckin grip.

portpower
4 days ago

I feel as if it is the first league game of the season. The not knowing of where we stand.

COYBIG HOOPS.

james
4 days ago

Taxi!!!

henkesdreadlocks
4 days ago

A fvckin shambles.. A pish poor Hibs team at that.

james
4 days ago

If Neil is the manager on Monday we’re being taken for mugs,maybe its Peter’s revenge for persisting with resolution 12.

henkesdreadlocks
4 days ago
Reply to  james

If he’s still the manager this evening then it’s a dereliction of duty from the vvanks on the board.

Cartvale88
4 days ago

The powers that be do not want another implosion at Ibrokes, that includes people at Parkhead that believe ‘ the old Firm’ is a brand.
They support are being taken for mugs, this is my last season ticket.

Cortes
4 days ago

Just have to take it on the chin. Learn the lessons and turn the corner.

4 days ago
Reply to  Cortes

“We have to accept it, take it on the chin, dust ourselves down and go again.” 
Where’s Tony Mowbray when you need him? 🙂

4 days ago

Ah well it was nice while it lasted.
I hope Lenny resigns tonight instead of us sacking him. But he has to go before the night is over.

4 days ago

That draw may save the 10, if the glaringly obvious structural required change is made.

These are, in the main, good players just being abysmally managed.

henkesdreadlocks
4 days ago

If anyone thinks Lemon can get us out of this they are deluded. Boring lacklustre performances are the new norm. Bring in a manager that actually has the ability to get the best out of this squad for 90 minutes, not the jumbled up last throw of the dice substitutions to save a game, now. Yet another horror show.

sfa unfit for purpose
4 days ago

1 loss in 13. 70% possession , 21 shots. 2 individual mistakes for their goals.

But football is littered with managers who can Guarantee a win.
All just a phone call away .
Give us the names Henke.

Who do we go to for the Guaranteed wins ?

henkesdreadlocks
4 days ago

Deluded is what I said. If you think he’s getting anywhere near the best out of that squad then crack on . His time has come again for the second time.

sfa unfit for purpose
4 days ago

So Again.
Who do you go to ?

Your opinion is he must go.
You disrespect the man by saying Lemon. Totally unnecessary.

You suggest Anyone we bring in will instantly get more from the same players.
Thats Delusion with a sniff of Entitlement.

sfa unfit for purpose
4 days ago

So again
Who do we go to

Your opinion is Lennon must go.
You disrespect the man by calling him Lemon. Totally unacceptable.
To suggest ‘Anyone’ we bring in will instantly get more out of the same players is Delusional with a sniff of Entitlement.

henkesdreadlocks
3 days ago

It’s not only about wins, it’s more to do with the way we are playing and it has been thus all season.

4 days ago

Lennon unfit for purpose.

Yoker Bhoy
4 days ago

I seriously hope there’s a proper plan in place to replace Neil with an experienced pro. Laxalt’s great injury time goal should NOT be a get out of jail card. We were very lucky to get away with a draw despite Hibs being dross.

4 days ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Do you also believe in Santa Claus? 😉

When Mowbray was sacked we apparently conducted an exhaustive worldwide search to find the best top-notch replacement.

The job was given to a rookie who had just been humiliated in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final by a lower league team and, whose inexperience, would lead to chuck away the league a year later.

Shower-gate also doesn’t inspire confidence in a proper plan.

Managed to find a good Hibs TV stream and the commentary was refreshing. They described Hibs as being woeful in the 1st half and called it correctly by and large. Compare to Celtic TV, where you’re treated as a 5 year old and everything we do is brilliant or unlucky and the oppo are always poor and lucky.

By the Scottish Cup Final we could be 14 points behind, albeit with 3 games in hand, and celebrations of the Quadruple Treble (if achieved) will be muted if Lennon is still in post.

Yoker Bhoy
4 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

The sad thing is the board will probably view today’s shambles as a great fightback and let things roll on as they are. The only hope, and it’s a very faint one, will be for the absentee to step in as he did with Delia’s sacking. Who could take over from Lenny though is anyone’s guess.

4 days ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

I agree and Deila was ‘sacked’ after losing to them in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final, not after another shambolic European campaign and looking doomed for most of that season, they persisted.

Similarly, I always thought Smith had Strachan’s number as soon as he came back but because of their Euro campaign, we pulled the league out of the fire.

It was plain that he was second best on a level playing field but ‘how do you sack a manager when he’s won 3 in a row’ blah blah blah and the inevitable happened the next season.

Just like replacing players, these changes shouldn’t be based on past performance but current and future projections but we never do this.

Yoker Bhoy
4 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Very good points. I see that Dan Petrescu is still going strong at Cluj on a pauper’s budget. They’re still the dominant team in Romania and are respected in Europe. Could he be the man?

3 days ago
Reply to  Yoker Bhoy

Interesting.

I’ve not kept up with Cluj this year but assume there still doing well.

My only concern would be that he’d probably only come as a Head Coach leaving Lawwell as the unofficial DoF, which is the cause of our long term structural problems.

However that’s an ocean boiler and in the short term its simply the managerial position that needs to be addressed to try to save the 10.

I don’t tend to keep up with other possibilities but find it pathetic when people try to nail you down to who you want to succeed.

To me, we’re a £100m, seeded to be a CL team and there are dozens of highly qualified or young highly rated coaches that would be interested.

O’Neill and Rodgers were probably the only ones in the last 20 years that had any serious, successful coaching ability.

We’ve employed complete rookies and ones with poor, certainly recent, CVs and we really need to address that going forward.

Yoker Bhoy
3 days ago
Reply to  The Cha

Something will have to happen soon before it’s too late. Much as I hate to say it, it’ll probably take a disaster like losing at home to Ross County in the League Cup for Lenny to get sacked. If we don’t get the 10 it really will be time for Lawell to go as well.

portpower
4 days ago

Celtic`s congruence shall be handballed to the top.

Peter, I will just leave it with you then?

Monti
4 days ago

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