Celtic diary Sunday January 17: Is This Howe It Ends?

The unprecedented, and probably not to be repeated, era of complete dominance of Scottish football by Celtic is over. Four trebles will not become five.

 

With the end of this era comes the departure of a few familiar faces, and the introduction of some new. If we can find any that want to come, that is.

 

The plan, if you can call it that, this year, was to gradually introduce the likes of Soro, Turnbull-who barring injury would have been introduced sooner-and Klimala, who somehow got usurped by Alben Ajeti, who, in the style of Regi Blinker, started well but then fell apart at the thought of doing it every week.

 

Others , such as Shved-I can’t even remember his first name- Mouritz Bauer and an assortment of prospects, including one who played for Ireland before he played for Celtic, faded into the background as the manager , stuck with several who wanted away or were past it, which in turn ultimately left us where we are now.

 

Edoaurd, Christie, Rogic and MacGregor have all expressed an interest in moving, and Brown can’t move like he used to, but was asked to give it a go.

 

Although the considerable effect of a global pandemic has to be taken into account, which meant no one wanted to buy anyone when the footbal seasons were in doubt, something that is being replicated this month, it is a failure of Lennon not to be able to motivate those who want away into playing to a level of consistency that would get them their lucrative moves when the world opens up again.

 

Despite accusations of not having a plan, replacements were there for those who would have moved on, and in fairness, Soro and turnbull, whilst being bargain buys, have proved more than adequate.

 

The mark of a manager, however, is how he manages when things don’t go to plan, and the least effective manager will always blame circumstances, in fact, when Lawwell said in his Celtic TV message that the virus had probably affected Celtic more than any other club, Ann Budge at  Hearts had to be held in restraints, as fears grew she would head along the M8, pull Peters arms off and beat him to death with them.

 

Celtic forced high flying Livingston into a goalless draw yesterday, and kept a clean sheet into the bargain.

Thats one way of looking at it, and no doubt thats how the Celtic View will report it.

 

Yesterday, I pondered the though that Lawwell should have a plan, and be allowed to put it in place.

 

Purely becuase its hard to believe that they won’t have some idea how to get the train back on track, even if its not a particularly good idea.

 

 

I’m even more sure that something will happen, and soon, due to the silence from Celtic, a position they always undertake before announcing something major.

 

There’s a WhatsApp doing the rounds which doesn’t seem to have a credible source, but is worth noting …..

 

Ross Desmond is appointed to the board of directors with immediate effect.

Peter Lawwell will step down from his position at the end of the season.

Neil Lennon will take charge of his final game on Wednesday night, with his resignation tendered post match.

John Kennedy will be moving to a Football Operations role and Gavin Strachan to a role within the U23 set up to the end of the season.

Eddie Howe will be announced first thing on Thursday morning along with his own back room team giving him the best part week to access the squad prior to the next league game against Hamilton at home on Wednesday night.

 

It’s worth noting because we did hear it was Ross Desmond who conducted the review into the club. Which is a bit of a surprise as it’s usually Brett Desmond who deals with the football bits of his dads empire.

 

It won’t be Dery Desmond, the less well known of the sons…. after he made an arse of the promotions for his Five Guys restuarants, by using only three.

 

Dery, right, played a key role in bringing Five Guys to Ireland

 

Brett is married to Andrea Corr, a member of the reasonably popular beat combo The Corrs, a sort of Irish Bangles without the talent, who specialised in murdering Fleetwood Mac classics.

 

Curently, he’s a director of Mountain Province Diamonds, and wallmine, a sort of investment industry who’s who website says;

 

Brett Jeremiah Desmond serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Brett Desmond is a resident of London, England, and is a seasoned investment professional with 20 years of experience in banking, corporate finance, and asset management and his extensive experience in capital markets and private investments adds a unique skill set to the Company’s board. In his most recent role, Brett served as SVP of Corporate Development for Daon, a software assurance company, whose clients include the US Government and major US and global banks. Furthermore, he has been involved with a number of successful private and public investments since returning to Europe in 2014. Brett is also the son of the Company’s major shareholder, Dermot Desmond. Brett holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College in Dublin. 

 

A busy fellow, too busy perhaps..

 

He also worked on the Shamrock Rovers deal for his father, and maybe he’s decided football isn’t for him, at least that side of it.

 

Ross, on the other hand, has been seen at a Celtic AGM before, presumably to tell his dad what they’re like.

 

Ross Desmond at last year's AGM

 

 

Ross is the most pragmatic of the three when it comes to business, and if he were to be introduced to the board, with the results of his own review to hand, then it would at least save Dermot the awkward meeting where he has to fire everyone….

 

 

 

As i said, its all gone quiet, and thats when things happen…

 

 

Neil Lennon should be gone soon, if he doesn;t realise by now that he’s lost the dressing room and the confidence of the support then its clear that another thing he’s lost is his sense of self awareness.

 

It;s not ended for him as we would have liked, but thats no excuse for this sort of abuse from the Glasgow Times, whatever that is….

 

Image

 

 

Let them know.

 

Lennon hasn’t lost the ten, you can;t lose what you haven;t got, and lets face it, although he hasn;t helped himself, and it could be argued that his way of doing things is perhaps not the way forward any more, he still deserves respect, admiration and thanls for what he has achieved at Celtic.

 

Lets leave the bitterness to those for whom bitterness is a part of their identity.

 

 

The bookies talk about Eddie Howe, once of Bournemouth , as a replacement.

 

Howe did fairly well at Bournemouth, not so well at Burnley, citing homesickness, and might be ready to move on to the letter C now.

 

 

Mind you, for his savaging of Margaret Thatcher alone, he deserves our support.

 

Geoffrey Howe - obituary

 

(fucks sake-Ed )

 

 

The only thing i know about Howe is that he likes his teams to play possession football, which is something we do have the hang of, its someone who can teach us how to get it back and score goals we need…

 

Don’t be surprised of we do end up with O’Neill and Keane, especially if Lawwell is out of here, and no longer able to veto it….

 

With the second life changing event of this year, Brexit, now in full swing, perhaps we’ll have to get a British based manager anyway, with freedom of movement and employment one of the sacrifices voted for by those who really shouldn’t be allowed a vote.

 

 

Caption competition yesterday…

 

 

 

henkesdreadlocks
 22 hours ago

Caption……..

Hey Shane, it’s the first time this season I’ve seen you relaxed in the box. 

 

 

Today….

 

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alzyerpal
1 month ago

“Popular beat-combo…The Corrs…Who specialised in murdering Fleetwood Mac classics.”
Sometimes, when you’re sitting with your regular, dowdy, just drew with Livvy, Sunday morning face on, something comes along which puts a smile back on your face. This was one such moment. Probably laughing far more than it really deserves, but we take our rare and simple pleasures wherever we find them.:)

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  alzyerpal

Ditto, I nearly lost control of my bladder……. Brilliantly funny.

CalledByCthulhu
1 month ago

Anything would be better than what’s happening on and off the pitch at Celtic these days. Sportscene should carry a “contains upsetting scenes” warning.

bgbhoy
1 month ago

you can just picture lennon sitting watching the game with a can yesterday

its absurd that he is still in a job

Puggy67
1 month ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

Can’t get that picture out of my head, bet you the wee Scheide has all 3 bars of the heater on and all!

Bgbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  bgbhoy

If that’s the basis of your argument then it says it all really

History will show he was one of the luckiest managers around with no real rangers to contend with for half of his stay yet couldn’t win cups against killie hearts and st mirren first time round

A poor manager for a poor club at the moment.

Neil Lennon. The man who blew the 10

Frank McGaaaarvey
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Not to mention those home disasters against Morton and Arbroath. 2 of my worst memories of Celtic games in my entire life.

Bgbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Your happy to blame everyone bar Lennon.

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

HE, (the man who blew The TEN etc,) is Peter Thomas Lawwell, who’ll be proposed by his brothers, Bankier+++ for a knighthood and probably both get and accept it.
NFL is nothing more than a patsy and one whom’s paid (as opposed to earn).
SCUM. But the “Scum” starts and ends in the spectacular viewing area (in which I’ve been)……..but I didn’t sell my soul to the devil…..a construct of Capitalism, just as god is……………..fukk me, Port, where are you when I need you most…….Fakkin Aussie bruv? Sory, plotuslostus

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Reply Bg? I did, it’s gone.
Try to understand pictures (portraits)…….the intended view may be hidden within.
Just for fun, let’s say NFL is the evident “cold sore”, I used CS with intent as we all FN hate them…..NFL is NOT a manager just as Bankier adds nothing to Celtic FC…….it starts and ends with the CEO, the one whom appoints those underlings……
With/without violence, PTL should be 1st………hung by the balls under the KB until he goes down, and “sleeps with the fish(es)”
NFL (and Kennedy) is/are symptomatic……the Virus IS PTL.
But Lawwell like a cancer grows……..I feel an S&G song coming on……far better I just dispose, as he gulled us weekly, (he) didn’t know it was weakly,…..lostus plotus again, but there’s something wont give up within my brain, while HE remains, within supporters’ silence…..
On dark drives I try to miss, but PTL just takes the piss,
He looked just what he is, an overpaid scumbag who galls us,
Many of ‘us’ fall for it, the fat privileged, ignorant git,
But even tho I’m a wee bit strained, I guarantee he wont remain,
Nor will he be replaced by scum before us,
The Celtic (Trust) will sing a….. chorus…
These may be words you’d want tae keep,
But for me it’s time tae sleep…..
I try tae drink so fukkin much,
That appointed MPs cannae dae such….
Schlaff gut..mein freunds….. oder sclaff immer…..
Wan im’Port’ed

Stessano
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

You nailed it mate ! Shoukd never been near the job either time! Lost do do many big games to self proclaimed ” diddy teams “! It was all our worst nightmare him coming back hence the Treble TREBLE ruined and it was with that announcement! That is a fact! Rodgers showed what Cekyic should have been doing for years and years and thst WINNING EVERYTHING@ He came back like a lid in a sweet shop and that regime worked off Rofgrrs fumes not Lennon’s coaching! A poor poor manager who will never be forgiven for hanging on when he knew fine well he created this mess! Its depressing thinking he be at lennoxtown tomorrow morning hopefully he be sacked by lunchtime and we can enjoy our Great Club again! We are the club and the Club is us he never a Celtic man in his life NEVER UTTER BS !

Stessano
1 month ago
Reply to  Stessano

Few typos lads but you get me HAIL HAIL Oh in just ignore that Duncan I dont often post on here but he reminds me of that other imposter ” Charlie ” something utter clown of a guy he was and he didnt even support the club never went to games ever@ that was his boast

Big Don Gazpachio
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

The can can, Duncan.

Where the club shows its arse to the world.

But his statement yesterday claiming there’s apolitical agenda against Celtic is to be praised and magnified to an extent that the MSM will never go near, preferring instead to paint him as a tinfoil hat wearing nutter.

I’ve been raging at him all season but those bold and most certainly true statements are to be applauded and he has regained some respect by saying them, even if they are his last statements as Celtic manager.

Cos I’ve learned the reason he’s looked so haunted is because his conscience is bothering him about the pact he’s entered into and this is his way of redeeming himself, at least for himself if not for anyone else.

For any true Celtic fans who has watched the refereeing decisions for their entire lives will tell you that there is and always has been an agenda against Celtic and wee Nic is as complicit in that as Salmond was when Rangers was in its death throes and all he could do was squeal about how it was ‘an institution’ and ‘part of the fabric of Scotland’.

But I guess living down in Britshire you wouldn’t know any of this.

Mike
1 month ago

Ifs buts and maybes. But history has a habit of repeating itself. The old families became exposed to their ridiculous mutterings and mythical dreams, they lost the plot and led the club to near bankruptsy. Fergus came in a new stadium was built and the support took an enormous pride in its new surroundings. Lou Macari left to fulfil his destiny and the blessed Tommy took over. We all know what followed. We know that this board has lost the plot, complicit in many things, some that we all know about and others still to emerge. But we must always remember that it was the scum from Govan and its repulsive support that caused Scottish football to lose its honesty. As I remember most of what happened, Wim stopping their ten, our new higher capacity stadium led Murray into humungous fraudulent spending the repercussions of that spending still being picked over to this day. The Celtic Board must accept that it too was guilty, guilty to become immersed in the dishonesty that robbed Scottish football of its honesty and dignity, its refereeing division must also accept that it too needs to be cleansed.I pay tribute to you too Ralph Malph for your courage in calling out that dishonesty. While history is being repeated, there must be a brighter future for Celtic, the support will demand it and those that lead us will be made to listen, yes history will repeat itself.

1 month ago

The Geoffrey Howe picture and ed comment.

Cleverly very funny. Had me laughing.

If Ross Desmond has checked how things are run at CP internally and is pragmatic then change is almost guaranteed.

With that much internal change needed is it too much to hope he will deal with the communications with the support aspect including sitting at the top table in the 2019 AGM whilst his CEO told porkies to shareholders about Res12 and knowledge of the 5 Way Agreement?

Someone somewhere must have realised by now it’s not in the Company’s interest to do that.

Mike
1 month ago

My post is waiting moderation. But history will repeat itself, it has before and is currently doing so now. The Celtic support will demand change and the club will move forward to a brighter future, it has to, because the present is shambolic…

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

History often repeats itself. The old families became exposed by their ridiculous mutterings and mythical dreams, leading the club towards liquidation. Along came Fergus, the club was saved and a new Celtic park was built, giving the support its pride back. Lou Macari left to fulfil his own destiny and Gods child Tommy Burns took over as manager. The new stadium with its revitalised support pushed Old – Co into a spirol of debt. We should always remember that it was stopping their 10 and the Govan crooks with their scummy support that led Scottish football into the mire of dishonesty, yes our board was complicit with their Old-Firmism agenda. Even today their debt is still being picked over. The Scottish football governing bodies were their eager companion, who could forget their rush to give them first class aid with mutterings of doom and gloom. Scottish football has suffered because of it all, can it recover? It could with a cleansing agenda, but it must because if it doesn’t then it will continue swimming in a morass of dishonesty. You expect much more from the Celtic Board, or it too will never escape from its complicit past.

TonyB
1 month ago

If it wisnae fur Venetian Blinds it’d be curtains fur uzzaw.

henrik
1 month ago

its been quiet from the board all season until a fence got knocked over

Andy
1 month ago

Anyone who had the misfortune to watch that absolute garbage yesterday has my sympathy. It was one of the worst performances I’ve ever witnessed from a so called Celtic team. I don’t care how many players are out, we should be miles better than that. I was watching the game with a season ticket holder for 40 years who admitted after the game he’s had enough and won’t renew unless there is a clear out.

Our wage bill is colossal (although we are routinely humiliated by teams in Europe who have a fraction of our budget) and it’s obvious that there are far are too many players earning huge sums of money not commensurate with their ability. In addition, players like Bitton (who I’ve always thought WAS a half decent player) and Duffy amongst others have also chucked it. I would imagine the recent fan outrage outside Celtic Park ( and in Bittons case the shocking online abuse aimed at him and his family) have contributed to this. They are not alone as other players want away and have downed tools.

Its time for massive change.

highseastim
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy

Just amazed you don’t mention Laxalt in your piece Andy, awful yet again, can’t cross, constantly out of position, he’s lucky he’s no’ Scottish, he’d be getting pelters!!

This time was always coming, just disappointing it had to be this season. Can’t believe some are still clutching at straws, it was over before Xmas, they are not going to drop too many points.

Funkyy
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy

Andy, well said. Especially the part about the on-line abuse thrown at Bitton and his family. No matter how bad our season has been, no matter how disappointed, depressed and angry we all feel, there is no justification for that pure hatred posted from a few imbeciles. We Celtic fans (and club), are and have always been, better than that kind of cowardly vitriol that is inbred in the new club. The damage that those posters have done to Celtic will be seen when we try to buy players…would you join a club where you and especially your wife and weans are targetted for making a fekking mistake in a football match ffs? I hope the culprits are caught and outed.

Funkyy
1 month ago
Reply to  Funkyy

I’m not kidding myself….fair enough, any arsehole can put on a green and white scarf and it doesn’t magically make them a saint. And supporters sometimes/often go overboard with what they shout at the matches….but that’s the first time that I know of that stuff has been posted not just attacking the player but also his wife and weans. We’re still better than that type of shite that usually comes wafting from the other direction.

Jimboh
1 month ago
Reply to  Funkyy

First thing you’ve said that I agree with.
There are many who fall into that category.
Just like the denizens of the ‘Dark side’, poorly educated ( get a look at the tortured language skills displayed online), most of them the spawn of Celtic DA’s who never grew up or tried to educate themselves while living in a pseudo Irish Republican dreamscape that never existed in reality. Products of a deprived socio economic underclass they are a mirror image of the young huns. young huns

Stessano
1 month ago
Reply to  Funkyy

Utter bs tho you know as you dont come over as a orc

Stessano
1 month ago
Reply to  Stessano

Do ! Come over as an orc! Charlie awww sorry Duncan! Was it?! Clown shoe seems more inept

Una
1 month ago

Caption

alan mcgregor seen leaving the nightclub & the rest is history

Martybhoy59
1 month ago

The Celtic hotel welcomes its first guests

Magdalena’s Chestnut Gelding
1 month ago

Caption

Don’t jump Tyrone, it’s only a game!

HashtagCellicFamilynthat

portpower
1 month ago

Caption:
I would like to keep the ambience but I want a f*****g bag of cans.

Morto
1 month ago

Don’t know about a caption but that picture is eerily familiar, I think I lived there in my youth.
Anyway, that four legged lassie could do a job on the wing, get her signed.

Tamthetim
1 month ago

The match yesterday was my last this season. Is there some kind of conspiracy going on with the masons so that the huns win the league or are we so bad that we make that lot look good? Neil Lennon and us poor bastards who have to watch the drivel on our screens have to be put out of our misery ASAP.

Big Don Gazpachio
1 month ago
Reply to  Tamthetim

It’s the first part, the conspiracy with the Masons.

it’s called The 5 Way Agreement.

Devoy45
1 month ago

Is the game at Livvie on Wednesday night one of our 3 games in hand? The other two are Aberdeen and St. Mirren at home?

Yesterday, the Fat Lady finally sang. She’s been practising in the wings for several weeks now. It was a shame. Ten in a row was for me only a number but I thought we would do better than that. Our next appointment should be at the O’Neill/Rodgers level. Let’s take a deep breath and move on. Win all we can of what’s left. Congratulations to the young team out of Ibrox. You’ve worked hard for your first-ever trophy! You beat us on the pitch, where it counts.

Funkyy
1 month ago
Reply to  Devoy45

“You beat us on the pitch, where it counts.”….and with an overdose of penalty awards and dodgy decisions…even today when they were 1-0 down they got awarded a goal that was offside by their 12th man.

1 month ago
Reply to  Devoy45

It’s difficult to keep up!

I think Livi and Aberdeen are from Boli-own-goal-i but others ones are postponements due to Cup games.

We are playing St Mirren home on the 30th, brought forward from March, as this is the postponed Scottish Cup 3rd round weekend.

We’re playing St Mirren away on 10th Feb, which I think is because they’re in the League Cup Semi-Final this weekend.

We play Aberdeen home on 17th February, which is the last of the catch-up games…unless there are further balls-ups.

Big Don Gazpachio
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Who cares?

The club’s deid.

Its been sucked dry by the parasites from the inside out.

Cartvale88
1 month ago

Caption
Taps aff, oot the windae, the suns oot.

Totally agree, the players and the team yesterday should have beaten Livi on monies spent. But the team has descended to the level of Sunday football, as for Strachan who gave him a job, or was it nepotism from Pedro.
Can only think that our glorious CEO has a plan, he is nearing retirement, he is flush, maybe a gong from her Maj; would go nice to complete his heated driveway.
I normally stick it out to to the end but could not watch that, as for the monies spent on the pitch, someone has done well out of that deal.

SteveNaive
1 month ago

Caption,
Celtic hotel opens.
Yesterday should be used by Celtic historians as a warning as to how bad it can get. We on here should never speak of it again.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago

Caption: I still think I can turn it into a five star hotel claims Lennon.

pilsbury dough bhoy
1 month ago

Caption:
“Looks like it’s curtains for Lennon”

Steve M.
1 month ago

I just can’t believe how quickly things have gone down the drain. How quickly the wheel of fortune turns. It all stems from Celtic’s penny pinching ways and the company’s (not the fans) satisfaction of playing in a two team league and sharing the spoils with their long time rivals (i.e. business partners and co-conspirators) on the other side of Glasgow. A business model that survives and prospers by hyping the rivalry and fleecing the fans again and again – and let’s not kid ourselves – both companies are expert at this. I also can’t believe how complacent and relaxed the players are. They ought to be wearing sackcloth and putting stones in their shoes or at the very least hanging their heads in shame. I haven’t seen a single one of them on the TV saying something like “I’m really sorry. I’ve been a complete c&nt. Please forgive me. To try and make up for it I’m going to give a month’s wages to charity”. But, it seems to me anyway, that the players are all remarkably chilled and relaxed. Not bothered at all. Me? I’m fuming. Scunnered doesn’t begin to describe how I feel.

Frank McGaaaarvey
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve M.

In fairness I’ve seen CalMac look pretty devastated and contrite post match. Probably thinking ‘I was playing with the Invincibles a couple of years ago. What the feck happened’?

Frank McGaaaarvey
1 month ago

I’m not referring to the last 2 games Mr McFadden. This was earlier in the season when we had a full deck to deal from. What’s your point?

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

Caption……….

Dorothy follow follows the yellow brick road and…..hey presto!!……..ends up in Shettleston.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago

Hey Ah come fae Shettleston (but you’re right).

Puggy67
1 month ago

Better than any post Pete Green guff that bunch of bitter old hippies trawled out – great wee series on YouTube of Irish classics
https://youtu.be/LiJV8P8PKLk

Puggy67
1 month ago

Caption: Today on How to Playschool Jemima shows Shane how to defend a set piece, through the corrugated iron window.

1 month ago

Caption “She’s a 10 but is getting further away with every step. Hell, even the puny kid is gonna catch up with her before I do”.

1 month ago

All of the changes mentioned above could have been done long before now, when the Mighty Quinn Treble, EL and 10IAR were still in play:

Ferencvaros – proves lennon incapable of CL, which is what we’re set up for.

Huns (1) – proves lennon incapable of competing with them.

EL – proves lennon incapable of competing in the lesser Euro tourney.

Ross County – Mighty Quinn Treble gone.

All of the changes mentioned in the WhatsApp group were available at any of those points and could have rescued the season, so why were they not done then and why would they be done now when it’s all gone?

1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

The CL of donkey years ago has no relevance to today. The days of, at most, 2 easy qualifiers are long gone and never to return. Mind you going by this season, he’s incapable of the easy part anymore.

We didn’t play them off the park the last game. We were on top in the 1st half but only had 2 decent attempts at goal and none on target after 20-30 minutes.

We were bottom of our EL group this season, the worst performing top seed ever and almost the most goals conceded ever. That’s relevant not last one.

We were odds on to win the league this season, the Huns are now 1/41 (we’re 20/1).

That’s definite and is all down to the mismanagement in the dugout and CE office.

Whether we would have gone on to do a 5th, 6th etc Treble is irrelevant, this season’s failings are down to the Deadly Duo (deadly to our ambitions, that is).

League Cup – Hibs/Livi/St Johnstone/St Mirren
League – Huns (barring a miracle/divine intervention)
Scottish Cup – probably require someone else to knock out Huns if we’ve any chance

Its true that we don’t know the winners of the first 2 but we damn well know its not going to be Celtic.

What is it about this absolutely wretched fustercluck of a season that you find so appealing?

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

He’s a mental case. That is all.

1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cha was the huns no missing 3 or 4 of their top players.

1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

They were certainly missing Arfield and Jack who provide the legs and, ahem, bite in midfield.

1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmybee

Clearly you’re not talking about win bonuses, as the fat fecker has picked up a fair few against us recently.

The joke is on us now and has been for a wee while.

1 month ago

By Jove, I think they get it and its now only a matter of time until the 10 (from fishal site):

Callum McGregor: We have to learn quickly from these mistakes
Gavin Strachan: We know we can do better

Mike
1 month ago

He’s behind you, hurry up Isa or heil gie us a pumpin.

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Haud oan a minute Flo till I tie ma shoe laces, is he still comin, aye he is. Flo av never had any fur three weeks, am gaggin fur it. Isa, your wearin slip ons. Flo is he the one with the metal implant in his boaby? Aye thats true Isa, goes like a piston so he does. Is that hoose empty Flo? Aye Isa it is, look, hes going in, ok Flo see yeh later, mibbee.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

This is our Flo

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Bgbhoy
1 month ago

Jesus can’t escape that dug anywhere

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Going walkies with the Flo. 😉

Bgbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

He treats it better than me

Bgbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

He buys it steak. He’s never bought me steak

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

A thick and juicy 10oz steak,
Flowing blood for you to bake,
Cook it gently in a warming tin,
Then let the juice flow down your chin,
Man that was great, that sumptous taste,
Then loosen the belt around your waist.

Weered
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

The poet illustrious makes a cameo appearance 🙂

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

She not it. You’ll definitely not be getting any steak. After posting that picture of what you had for your breakfast yesterday, put it this way, that obscenity would have fed a family of three for a week ya greedy shite.

Mike
1 month ago

hahahaha.

Mike
1 month ago

a wee cutie, she has the same eyes as Bg.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

I would saw off my arms and legs to have Kevin De Bruyne in the Celtic ream. The puppet would probably play him at full back.

Jimboh
1 month ago

Aye, but only from the bench for the last 10/ 15 mins.
Pep talk ‘ Go on son, make a name fur yirsell

BornCelt!
1 month ago

If true, why on earth did we no announce Howe months ago? I do believe Lawwell is sorry, and was hinting he was sorry at our utter collapse this season. 5th Treble? That went with Ross County. The trouble with Lawwell is mainly this. Stinking rich people really think they are geniuses, when really they are greedy and arrogant while others suffer and cannot see anything wrong with it. I can open a corner shop, fill the shelves with cigs, crisps, washing-up liquid and earn very well, thank you. Does not mean I am a bloody genius, just taking advantage of market forces, same as share holding. Lawwell is also stubborn and inflexible, unable to react to changes in situations and other teams efforts as we see for instance in the Dubai trip. It worked last 4 years. Hmm. The players worked hard at it from July, Euros without correct recruits on time, league etc. Needed it. This season, yes worked hard, though all over the place but for a shorter period. CV restrictions, etc. So why are they as exhausted? Never mind taking injured players along for some sun and a piss-up. Nice if you can get it. So not able to accept different circumstances. Same with playing staff. Years of mediocre signings, letting many decent ones slip through his fingers with the genius idea of penny-pinching other clubs and costing us hundreds of millions in Euro Champs money, full Celtic Park, extra value on players wishing to leave, extra merchandise sales, programmes etc. Lawwell and Bankier have, in their sheer arrogance cost us an absolute fortune, never mind the 10. And just do not have the brains, though over educated, to see their flaws. In their minds, they really are superior to the regular support. All we can hope is decent replacements are brought in, payers, staff, board, who do know their limits, allow staff to have a say and allow the squad to prosper. We are a very rich club, we saw the potential in that hour against sevco, who though not as talented, are organised on the pitch and have been relentless this season. The red will always happen. The blue-noses will never stop trying to pull a fast one and madden was waiting for his chance to help out. Bitton off, miles away from the box. If we were as organised and hungry, we would be doing the huddle for generations to come, but short of a total collapse, ll we can do is start to rebuild for next season and onwards. Goodbye Lawwell. I am almost as glad to see the back of you than I was of Rangers. I hope in your embarrassment you can see the full picture and just what you have cost this great club and her Support. I doubt it. HH!  

malcolm docherty
1 month ago

That whatsapp? Do we even have an u-23 set up?

Whitearra
1 month ago

Caption : A young Frank McAvennie from the window ‘Well haalloh there…’

mattybhoy
1 month ago

scottish media offices

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

I see there is another player that has come down with the virus today. It’s about the only thing that’s positive coming out of Lennoxtown these days.

Weered
1 month ago

🙂

1 month ago

I hope this is another consequence of the Dubai debacle and not yet another feck up.

The jokes write themselves these days. Lennon stopped for speeding and gets his first 3 points of the year.

Speaking of the clueless one, he’s back and showing he’s as incompetent off the field as the team he puts on it “Lennon anger at ‘barrage of hypocrisy'” bbc.co .uk/sport/football/55708298

As poor as Lawwell’s apology/non-apology was, at least it was attempt to acknowledge the failings and try and overcome some of the PR damage.

Step forward the clueless one to send us straight back into the mire.

Hopefully the board will now see him as an embarrassment to them, as he’s been for us for a long time and get rid pronto.

Bgbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

The guy is just a clown. Indefensible. Should be manhandled out the door and booted away from kerrydale street. Just watched the presser and it’s a complete riddy

1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

Only read the quotes on the Beeb. Notably fishal site still to put up a report.

He’s on the same page as the club were the week before last when we were in complete denial.

Lawwell at least rowed back last week and make some kind of apology.

Now, lennon comes out and says we’ve nothing to apologise for. 🙁

The players were probably hoping that most of the furore had died down and they could get back to trying to get it together on the pitch.

They will be angry, embarrassed and totally disillusioned that the focus will be back on this.

If they weren’t playing for him before, they certainly won’t be now!

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

I think the powers that be at Celtic Park should be more concerned with the manager’s well being. He is clearly struggling with this and the presser is screaming that he should be taken out of the firing line for the good of his health.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

I posted a response, but for some reason it’s awaiting approval and I must add, nothing resembling a sweary word was used. I was simply saying that for the good of his health and well-being he shouldn’t be anywhere near a press conference for the time being and that’s if they are going to continue with this charade of keeping him in place, then they have abdicated their duty of care to their employee.

1 month ago

Don’t they have a briefing before these things to discuss what’s the company line ie Lawwell last week, what might come up, how to answer and what questions to avoid?

I’ve always considered Lawwell to be cowardly and lazy. When times are good, he’s there preening himself but when times are tough he hides.

We seem to have rolled up all of the banter years from the Huns and are splurging it all this season.

Fred Rodgers
1 month ago

Sadly he’s turned intae a delusional megalomaniac and is incapable of perceiving the obvious. This deflection away fae the real issues won’t save him.

Big Don Gazpachio
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Or mibbe the players will be glad that he’s spoken up for them while exposing the political agenda directed against Celtic above all other clubs regarding this Covid hoax?

Mibbe they’ll be happy that he’s come out swinging against a laying bastard media and Hun loving government who have attacked Celtic all season but who let THE WHOLE SEVCO TEAM away with a whore infested pastry at Scott Arfield’s?

In fact, the same Hun loving government came out and CONGRATULATED Sevco on how they ‘handled’ the affair, wholly failing to mention that all the players were spotted running out the back way from Devonshire Gardens and that they, the Scottish government, have in their possession photographs of the entire Sevco squad at said party.

I haven’t and won’t defend Neil Lennon’s fitba policies or lack thereof bu5 8 will defend him to the hilt when he breaks the complici5 silence of the Celtic board and shows up the disgraceful levels of hypocrisy within the Scottish government, media and the green tie wearing Huns running our won club.

For this shit has gone far enough.

Bgbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

He’s also got the cheek to have a go at the fans for demanding his sacking

The same guy who was begging for his job in post match pressers

The guy is a complete bampot. Shouldn’t be anywhere near Celtic

1 month ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

The season should be Neil and Void.

SteveNaive
1 month ago
Cole Burns
1 month ago

Caption

Haw lassies: wee Billy Sevco is stalking you. Mind to keep that gap!

Puggy67
1 month ago

Dear god. What a shambles. Throwing the dogs prime steak and playing right into the hands of nutcase deniers.

1 month ago

So on hindsight it was a mistake to go, now by lennys account it was the right thing to do, had a couple of beers in the afternoon as it was allowed, it was their day off. He finds it remarkable that only 2 players tested positive for covid.
Is that is supposed to be a good outcome?
What you should have done Neil is played against Hibs on the Saturday with a full team and put pressure onto the huns. Not fuck off to Dubai.
I find it remarkable hes still in his position. For the love of God put him on gardening leave.

1 month ago

Caption: This ones my fav it was the one Brendan left me even i couldn’t fuck that up.

Big Don Gazpachio
1 month ago

Ex Bournemouth & Burnley …

They’re really pulling out all the stops, eh ?

Big Don Gazpachio
1 month ago

https: //twitter.com/PLZSoccer/status/1351177910158303240

Big Don Gazpachio
1 month ago

‘Nobody’s got Covid …

There seems to be some kind of agenda here that seems more political than a health issue.’

Is Neil Lennon saying here that the Celtic squad have been targeted by the Scottish establishment and that the medical staff are calling False Positives in the squad when not one player is actually sick?

https: //twitter.com/PLZSoccer/status/1351177910158303240

What so you think, Duncan?
Does your hero have a point or has he lost his mind and asking for trouble

portpower
1 month ago

If the change of distancing from 2m-4m from the SC is true, why didn`t Lawwell just acknowledge it to all while being interviewed?

Add another remiss from the PLC, so as to not upset their stable situation.

portpower
1 month ago
Reply to  portpower

SG*

Mike
1 month ago

On and on and on and on it goes, as off field drama replaces the FC. meanwhile where is the leadership? hiding in plain sight, saying and doing…. nothing, get a grip.

pilsbury dough bhoy
1 month ago

Caption:
“Close encounters of the burd kind”

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