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Or,That Was The Window That Was. Of course,the original programme launched many great careers,but is so old that most of us only got to see it on repeat. If you’ve got Celtic TV,you still can.

I must say,Celtic’s transfer window strategy has launched many a great career too,but bhoy is it stuck on repeat. Poor in the planning and worse in the execution,and this far too frequently. Most Celtic supporters of my acquaintance were quite happy with the squad as it stood at the end of the season,maybe just a few tweaks required and replacements for players who looked highly likely to leave,and for the very few whose best days are but a memory. Plus a clearout of players who are surplus to requirements.

For me,that meant experienced cover for RB,CH,LB and a central midfielder. We got Izzy,and it’s great to have him back. Eventually,at the last minute,we got a free agent who was also a free agent for six months of last year too! That we could have signed him anytime suggests that he wasn’t on the radar previously.

We could have signed John McGinn,but he became a pawn in a pissing contest between PL and Petrie. Brendan wanted him so much that apparently he even visited him in person,but we dragged it out and Villa got their next captain for peanuts. And you know something? He’s about the only signing target that I’m aware of,for a squad which clearly needed the replenishments mentioned above. So much so,in fact,that we turned down £10m for Boyata simply because we didn’t have cover!

And then the last few days,of course. Disaster as MD downs tools and demands to leave,and yet again we don’t have cover. We are supposed to leave a transfer window stronger. That,yet again,is clearly not the case. PL has once more engaged in brinkmanship with our CL future,and lost. This time he might be gambling with his manager’s future,and worse,our title aspirations.

I sincerely hope not,but if Celtic regress from here,the responsibility will lie in the boardroom.

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Jimmynotpaul

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Morning all.
Good luck to the site, it’s no longer calling me a bot.
I guess I’ve been called a lot worse. 🙂
Transfer window, very poor in my opinion.
Even if selling Moussa for 20 million was good business, a third striker was a must.
As a minimum, we could have pushed Eddy and Leigh up the pecking order and brought in a proven SPFL scorer as 3rd choice. The fact we didn’t ,tells you how incompetent we were.
Hail Hail

Anonymous

So we are going into a new season with a patched up team, by that I mean a team that won’t be around for more than a season, Brendan want’s to build a team, he has said so many times, he is not blameless in the debacle this window,the reason I say this is because nobody can be, he did appoint yer man Congerton so, in saying that, we really don’t have a clue if he is any good at his job or not, the myth is he is useless and it’s taken wings.
IMO the biggest majority of mistakes-problems has to come from above, from the the John McGinn disaster through to leaving us with two injury prone strikers for the season ahead.
Never mind, the balance sheet will do the biz no doubt, this obsession with money does my head in, aye in this modern day it’s quite important, but there has to be a balance and that is something we don’t seem to have.
When the football side doesn’t perform the money starts to dry up, why the eff can’t they see this and do something about it instead of hoarding money, it’s a fool’s policy, again imo.
It was only a few short months ago that the ground was half empty, tis why Brendan was brought in, there doesn’t appear to be any real attempt to back his vision, money in the bank is not backing him.
Imagine if we just broke even and had given the manager the money in the bank to strengthen the team, we would still be miles behind the top teams granted, but we would be playing against them for sure, the support would turn out in the numbers and keep spending, going by how fickle our support is it won’t take much to empty the ground again, Brendan walking will for sure, hopefully it won’t come to that, this Tim won’t be holding his breath on that.

So we are going into a new season with a patched up team, by that I mean a team that won’t be around for more than a season, Brendan want’s to build a team, he has said so many times, he is not blameless in the debacle this window,the reason I say this is because nobody can be, he did appoint yer man Congerton so, in saying that, we really don’t have a clue if he is any good at his job or not, the myth is he is useless and it’s taken wings.
IMO the biggest majority of mistakes-problems has to come from above, from the the John McGinn disaster through to leaving us with two injury prone strikers for the season ahead.
Never mind, the balance sheet will do the biz no doubt, this obsession with money does my head in, aye in this modern day it’s quite important, but there has to be a balance and that is something we don’t seem to have.
When the football side doesn’t perform the money starts to dry up, why the eff can’t they see this and do something about it instead of hoarding money, it’s a fool’s policy, again imo.
It was only a few short months ago that the ground was half empty, tis why Brendan was brought in, there doesn’t appear to be any real attempt to back his vision, money in the bank is not backing him.
Imagine if we just broke even and had given the manager the money in the bank to strengthen the team, we would still be miles behind the top teams granted, but we would be playing against them for sure, the support would turn out in the numbers and keep spending, going by how fickle our support is it won’t take much to empty the ground again, Brendan walking will for sure, hopefully it won’t come to that, this Tim won’t be holding his breath on that.

Saltire en Sevilla

We messed up badly.

Plan was either flawed or badly executed.

Time will tell!

HH

Speyside Lhad

Hi guys, firstly good luck with the new blog.!

Looking back at the transfer window… pretty poor from Dembele leaving us in the lurch and his farewell message on social media will have turned a lot of us against him (there is only one King of Glasgow in my eyes, The King of Kings). Boyata staying is a bonus, the fact Brendan kept him seems to say (to me anyway) that perhaps his agent was stirring things more than him, he’s a very good defender if he simply defends, alongside Benkovic we will be stronger than anytime in Brendan’s 2 years so far.
Izzy coming back is just magic and the reception he got on Thursday said it all and his link up play with Sinky was superb. Mulumba is a quality no nonsense ball winner, we’ve never really replaced Wanyama so looking forward to seeing him protect the defence alongside Broony….. I think we can have a real chance in our EL group

Onto today and one of our Glasgow derbies, the Sevco mob think we’ve had a massive ‘timplosion’ and are there for a beating on their way to 55 (I thought it would be their 1st but that’s for another day) along with ‘let’s go’ and ‘stevie gee express’ the bigot mob really think they are a class team all of a sudden… it’s not hard to improve from last year so any victory today will do but if we could deal out another of our regular spankings to them and put them right back in their box then it will be another beautiful Sunday

C’mon the Hoops
Hail Hail Speyside Lhad

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Just as the 5-0 could/should have been 9 – so today, the 1-0 could have been 5.

Sevco one dimensional & slow -they will succumb to Hearts, Hibs, Aberdeen & us, several times over the season.

Gold

I really wish this new blog well.

Let’s hope it doesn’t get hijacked by cliques like my erstwhile favourite, CQN.

Let’s hope we stick to football & Celtic and don’t turn it into a pen-pal site, a mawkish carousel, or let it be dominated by a Walter Mitty blowhard from Clydebank and his sycophants.

Bon chance Sentinel!!!!

Lennybhoy

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The Exiled Tim

Great three points

Anonymous

Glad you guys are back up and running.

Great performance today, the players and manager showed up after a difficult week.
As supporters we don’t have a clue what goes on behind the scenes, social media does it’s best but it very often gets carried away, the smsm is a joke how anyone pays the slightest heed to it is beyond me, but we do., at the end of the day they still control the megaphone.
I wonder if we will glean anything from the summit that Brendan is supposed to be having with the two head honchos, hopefully we do but our masonic approach to dealings makes me think not, we can speculate mind you 🙂
We have a long hard season ahead, injuries are gonna be our biggest problem imo, it’s about time we got a bit of luck on that front, here’s hoping.

Mike in toronto

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There must be real hope for the season. I am happy with the quality of squad, although it is still unwieldy in number…and what is the real story on Kouassi, who was on the bench today?

I look forward to seeing Benkovic, Malumbu, Morgan, Johnstone, Christie & Arzani, all making a contribution in the coming months – with exception of Malumbu, all exciting young players. Who knows Malumbu may be an inspired signing.

We do need cover in the striking department – let’s hope we can pick up an free option – must be someone that can do us a turn out there.

is this working yet?

Gremlins,bummer!

Lennybhoy

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Goooood Evening SentinelCelts – ???????
Very best of luck with new blog

Hail Hail

VFR

Ok, my first post on this site; I recognise a good few names!

Had great day watching the huns being put back in their box; the responses on FF and Hun media are a hoot! They still think the gap has closed.

KTF

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The Exiled Tim

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Hi, you too are a ‘well kent’ serious & measured contributor from another site – a good site that is being traduced & trivialized by many of its current posters.

Fairhill Bhoy

From one clique to another?