Neil Lennon,Celtic Manager-Part Two.

Morning,all.

You knew this day would come and here it is. My thoughts on Neil Lennon’s appointment as the new Celtic manager.

The reason why we have decided to spread these articles out over a few days is to allow people the chance to compose their thoughts on the subject into an article of their own to add to the opinions of myself,MAHE and THEEXILEDTIM.

So get the old typewriter a-clacking and let us know your thoughts!


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Who knew winning a Treble Treble could bring you such a high? Well,I think we all figured that it would,but how many of us figured that we would have those cheesy grins wiped off our faces before we had even got home? It seems only Peter Lawwell knew that,and he wasted no time in proving it.

Neil Lennon turned out to be the best man for the job back in 2010,although only after an unedifying round of “roadshows” to sell his appointment to the troops. During his tenure,there was a mixture of the good,the bad and the ugly coming through the doors as new signings,and the profit made from the good outweighed the hefty losses on the bad and the ugly. Sometimes the football was scintillating to watch,sometimes it was bloody awful,but he fitted the bill at the time as PL continued his march to downsize the club and manage expectations.

He took over from the unfortunate Tony Mowbray,who had seen his Celtic career wrecked by the season of honest mistakes-only one of which was Fortune,btw. Mowbray,the only Celtic manager this century not to win the league,had succeeded Gordon Strachan. Now,my views on Gordon’s tenure have been widely noted elsewhere,I think he was too quick to get rid of the old guard and acquiesced too easily to requests not to play Bobo Balde. IMO,he should have demanded more backing from the board,and I think he would have got it too. There were some excellent signings of course,but we still saw a notable decline in quality in playing staff and in ability. Strangely,the wage bill mushroomed during this period of downsizing as the numbers at Lennoxtown went through the roof!

Many of us were unsurprised by signings like Caldwell,Miller-out the door at the first sniff of an offer-Mark Brown,et al. We had seen it before when MON had to make do with Henri Kamara as a replacement for Henrik Larsson. It took the signing of Willo Flood to give the huns a sniff they didn’t deserve,not from seven points behind at New Year. They then spent big again-digging their own grave as it turned out-while we further retrenched.

(The huns though won enough CL riches to keep themselves viable,money which should have been ours. It wasn’t overspending that killed them,it was the illegal methods they used to pay their staff which did that!)

Why am I telling you all this when I’m supposed to be talking about the appointment of Neil Lennon? Simple. Neil Lennon wasn’t the first candidate on very many lists for the job. But he has it now,and Celtic fans always always support the new manager.

The big question is-how much will he be allowed to manage? How many decisions on playing staff retention or new signings will be at his instigation,the tried and trusted method seen the world over in football that the manager discusses and agrees on a budget,he then requests that the board sign certain players and the board do their level best-100%-to get that’s player. After all,the board want the manager to succeed-success for the manager reflects well on the choice that they made,and it brings more money into the club via footfall and marketing,etc.

As increasing numbers of the support grow ever wiser to PL’s methods and influence,any failure during Neil’s tenure will land at the door of the CEO. The board are taking a huge risk here,similar failures in the past gave the huns a CL lifeline for three years.

Back Neil the way that the fans will back him.

100%

Or suffer the consequences.

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BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
June 3, 2019 5:15 am

THELIONSROAR

Can you mail me please re the Celtic accounts over the years? Won’t go into detail on here just now,but got a suggestion for you which you might like.

bmcuwp@gmail.com

HH

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
June 3, 2019 5:42 am

Just as an aside to the above article,re the best man for the job.

You could say that the best man for the job was the man who was already in the chair,and that is Neil. He got us over the line when it mattered,got us the necessary points for the league title win,and I give him full credit for winning the cup.

When he took over as interim manager,we were eight points clear. At the end up,that had stretched to nine.

But like I say,as an aside,we took nine points from Kilmarnock. The huns took TWO.

I’d go as far as to say that our eighth title bore the imprint of THREE managers,not two.

Twists n turns
June 3, 2019 8:26 am

Keith Jackson has a piece in the Record today re the ongoing abuse at Celtic boys club issue .
There’s actually nothing wrong in what he’s saying, but he’s one of a number who have leapt on to this issue on the back of Dornan’s piece last week.

One thing is undeniable. There needs to be closure on this matter. Closure for the club but more importantly closure for those affected. The victims and their loved ones.

What’s really irking me on this matter is once again Peter Lawells comments on the matter. No, this is not me grasping at any opportunity to beat a guy whom I’ve got little respect for. Not on such a sensitive matter as this one.

It’s his “ we’ve been conducting a separate investigation for 2 years” claim I’m struggling with.
As referred to in the article, this comment flies in the face of his “ two separate entities “ comment previously made. So which is it Peter?

He’s doing the club no favours with this ambiguity.

Listen, there are literally hundreds of thousands of people in Scotland loving every minute of this. Make no mistake, they’re not interested in justice. Not interested in the well being of the victims. They’re interested only in besmirching the name of Celtic fc.

Celtic need to go full on with this . Get it resolved. I’m not certain there’s a single person who was involved in the cover up of this, who is still connected to Celtic.
If there is, they need exposed but as I say, I don’t believe there is.

This sordid business was rife around the U.K. . Recent sentences in England and here in Scotland, testify to the extent of it. No one in England is holding the clubs themselves responsible.
Up here it’s different. We all know why.

We need to make it an absolute priority to deal with this and stop the cloak and dagger stuff.
If indeed there has been an investigation ongoing for 2 years, let’s hear whats been achieved.

If it transpires there has not, then I’m sorry but Lawells position becomes untenable in my opinion.

Despite my dislike of the man’s performance on the management front, I certainly hope he does not have to go under the circumstances I mention above.
If the two year internal investigation is a lie however, then he’s finished. Or most certainly should be.

m6bhoy
June 3, 2019 8:46 am

I think Peter Lawwell now has a big decision to make it in the coming weeks and months. It’s been reported that Dermot Desmond has told him to protect the balance sheet at all costs, reduce the wage bill and keep a tight reign on net spend so that the current share price stays high in advance of a possible sell-out by DD and his crony pals. If this comes to pass and in doing so, Celtic fail to achieve NIAR then there will be no hiding place for Lawwell. He would incur such wrath from the supporters that he would lead to a massive emptying of the stands the following season and would be regarded in the same bracket as the Whites and Kelly and not the man who helped guide us to 8 titles and the treble treble. He is not a stupid man and must surely know that DD’s austerity package is a massive gamble which if it fails will have a massive impact on him personally. It’s ok for DD – he doesn’t live in Glasgow or the West of Scotland so would be immune for the enormous backlash from the fans as he swans round the globe playing the world’s finest golf courses. Peter Lawwell on the other hand lives and works in our midst and would experience first hand, the very real anger felt by tens of thousands of fans whose hopes and dreams of the holy grail of TIAR were deliberately smashed against the rocks by the club’s leaders. Unless he has plans to emigrate at the end of the season, I think he would be wise not to go too far down the austerity road.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
June 3, 2019 9:09 am

TWISTSNTURNS

It’s a horrible subject for the victims and I’m really not comfortable with it. The way that it is being used to attack the club,by nonentities suddenly given oxygen,that tells you all you need to know.

That they aren’t interested in the victims,it’s Celtic,bunchapedos,fire in.

The Scottish media print this,give them airtime. They’re not interested in justice either. It’s lurid headlines and it’s Celtic,bunchapedos.

That elected representatives of the people,paid by the people,choose to use their Twitter accounts to hammer Celtic,bunchapedos,that’s shameful. They aren’t defending the victims,they are having a go at an institution that they hate.

Yes,hate. How can you be in politics,or even the media,if you have a mindset which says you hate a certain minority in your country?

Oh aye,Nigel and Boris and The Daily Mail. Sorry,I forgot!

Celtic need to sort this out. There has been a huge problem with this in many sports worldwide-USA gymnastics,for instance-and at football clubs the length and breadth of the UK.

I always held Dario Gradi in huge regard for his achievements at Crewe,the ability to spot a young player and bring him to fruition. Neil Lennon,David Platt,Robbie Savage,to name but a few. I didn’t realise that he was turning a blind eye to his coaches doing the same,but not quite.

I personally don’t think that Celtic FC are culpable here. The allegations are against Celtic Boys Club,and yes I know. My problem is Torbett.

Allegations were apparently made against him in Jock’s time. These allegations would never have stood up in court,but Jock stood up in front of Bob Kelly and demanded that he be denied access to the club.

And he was.

So what effin idiot gave him a pass back into the club in the mid-80s? That decision is what we are hamstrung on. As for secret investigations by the club over the last two years,WTF? We KNOW what happened. The only thing that needs looking into is how much or how little we were to blame.

And I’m sorry,but if the guy who is running Celtic Boys Club is one of the lads with the board,access all areas,there’s only one outcome.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
June 3, 2019 9:12 am

M6BHOY

Yep.

Our only hope is that PL is so attached to his heated driveway that he doesn’t want to leave it and go into hiding because he f….d up The Ten.

Ironic,innit?

twentyfirstofmaynineteenseventynine
June 3, 2019 9:46 am

HH Mahe

Only just discovered your site early this morning and having spent the last two hours going over past posts and comments (and seeing plenty of names from cqn) it’s like a breath of fresh air. Theres always been heated debate within our support but to be called a hun lurker among other things when youve been supporting the Hoops for forty years and happen to have a different view than the custodians who have been in place over that period is totally insulting. Thankfully it appears that the debate on here doesnt sink to those levels.. Hope you continue to thrive

HH

A thing of beauty
June 3, 2019 9:47 am

TNT,
I agree and said similar yesterday. We need to meet this issue head on. There has been criminal convictions and it’s time to make reparations.
As regards Neil, I will support him 100% as long as he gives us 100%. He himself said he was not up to speed with modern methods so I expect he’s got his head in the books. If he wasn’t wise enough or given the option of adding someone to the staff who does know these things then he’ll need to do it himself. He also needs to improve the tactics and not rely on us having better individuals to win games. In his first tenure am I right in thinking when games were not going our way it was paddy time and on would come the Derry pele to weave some magic. It didn’t always work then and won’t always work now. So as I say he has work to do.
As for lawwell I have repeatedly said i wouldn’t want to be the man who drops the ten so he has put enormous pressure on himself by not appointing the best coach he could. To exacerbate that by not getting top players in would be sheer folly.
But then if you are a player or agent are you going to go to celtic now. The profile of our club is not as high as it was 12 months ago.
Oh dear. I am feeling so disenchanted just now with Celtic. I can’t believe I’m saying that on the back of a treble treble but it’s how it is. We are giving the Huns oxygen again and I hate that.

Noel Skytrot
June 3, 2019 9:55 am

Twists and Turns,
it’s good to see that supporters are starting to look at this and discuss it. I’ve brought it up on other platforms in a respectful and dignified way and was pilloried for it, called an enemy of the club and a hun, disgusting. Far more disgusting are those bandwagonning on this like Dornan and that Tory fuck Tomkins, not forgetting the canker of brain dead fucks over at the WilliamDome who use it to point score. As for those who commit these acts, the judicial process isn’t enough for them.

The Exiled Tim
June 3, 2019 10:01 am

m6bhoy
I am not sure what to believe re DD bailing out, I would have thot that the share price would take a tumble since BR has left and no CL football will cause it to drop even more, employing Lenny sure is a gamble, now if it pays off, it’s not as if we would have to break into the bank for a new managers costs, Leicester gave us enough for a top manager and his team for the next couple of seasons, I don’t know what it is yet but something is just not adding up.
HH
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BobbyM
Good stuff as ever M.
HH

The Exiled Tim
June 3, 2019 10:01 am

Welcome twentyfirstofmaynineteenseventynine
HH

twentyfirstofmaynineteenseventynine
June 3, 2019 10:07 am

The Exiled Tim

Cheers mate

HH

Twists n turns
June 3, 2019 10:13 am

Bobby
Make no mistake , I’m not accusing anyone currently at CP as being culpable or in any way responsible but Peter has now stated that we have been conducting an internal investigation for 2 years. 2 years! If no one within the walls of CP has any connection to the wrongful acts, and I believe that to be so, wtf is being investigated? Who?
I assume this investigation is being carried out by lawyers? He stated there are strong legal reasons why he can’t comment.
Who is paying for this investigation? Us?
I think it’s BS. I don’t think there are independent or internal enquires that are 2 years old.

The victims, and their families, have said they’ve not been spoken to. How the **** can you be 2 years into an investigation yet not one of the victims have been asked for names? Dates? Times?
Is this true or not?
Our name is being sullied. This entire sordid affair is being judged differently to other clubs where young players suffered.
We as a club are as innocent as those other clubs. However, Lawells handling of this matter is what’s allowing those who seek to besmirch us, as you correctly alluded to, to have a field day. They’re firing from all directions now and it’s Lawell who is supplying the ammo.

So wise up Peter:
Put my suspicions and the suspicions of those who want to use this to cause long lasting damage to our club, to bed by telling us who is carrying out this investigation and what’s been done to date.

Twists n turns
June 3, 2019 10:15 am

ATOB / Noel

All on the same page.

The Exiled Tim
June 3, 2019 11:00 am

Another thing that bugs me with all the Pedro groupies, he scams £2.5 million a season from the club, well worth it according to his followers, so much so they tell you we are a well run club, how come the same people when confronted that he is not worth the obscene wage he is on proceed top tell you that he is only doing what he is told to do, by that reasoning all Pedro is is a highly paid lackey doing his masters bidding, yet the master gets little or no kudos, you have to hand it to Pedro, he has the numpties so fecking brainwashed they swallow swallow any garbage 😉

Por cierto
June 3, 2019 11:00 am

I think the DD selling up is something that was planned maybe 3/4 years ago. I think it was the reason that BR was employed.

DD was probably hopeful of getting the club recognised to a larger audience, with BR onboard, and, to an extent, it did.

However, BR chasing his China dream put a massive spoke in the wheels, and the following bitterness between him and Peter Lawwell, and not qualifying for the Champions League last season, pulled the plan totally apart at the seams.

Had Brendan Rodgers not been enticed by the China approach I think DD would have given the go-ahead for heavy investment in the playing side in order to get noticed in Europe by potential investors or purchasers, and that is more likely the reason why he called the 2 of them to London to express his anger at not being able to expedite what he had put in place.

His last throw of the dice was to offer the manager a massive bonus for CL qualification.

So Plan B, is now to make the club more attractive to a buyer, by hoarding money, cutting the overheads and then taking an offer that may recoup some or all of his outlay, and his profit overall will just have to come from previous dividends and “other means”.

Just a thought, por cierto.

The Exiled Tim
June 3, 2019 11:06 am

PC
In a way I can believe that, but it’s a hell of a gamble, it was BR that gave the club the money to hoard, till he came along the club were breaking even at best, Brendan’s tenure cost us nothing, so why not use it to employ another top coach that could give us the world wide kudos and CL football with all it’s riches.
The money that they are hoarding won’t last that long, failure to win the league this next season will result in empty stands, not a great business strategy if you are thinking of bailing out.
Just a thought 😉
HH

The Exiled Tim
June 3, 2019 11:17 am

Things to do, laters

A thing of beauty
June 3, 2019 1:28 pm

Welcome twentyfirstofmaynineteeensixtyseven. Hope you are happy to contribute to the debate. Rancour is kept to a minimum

fan-a-tic
June 3, 2019 1:43 pm

Whatever the plan by DD and PL is it has to be very cunning as it is difficult to discern at this point?
Or are they just following the modern Celtic tradition of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?
We are told by other fans that we are a well run club and i think if they say well run plc it would be more accurate.
Subsequent events suggest that we are not even particularly good at that.
What should have been a euphoric time after a treble treble has now become an environment of hostility and angst with a divided support.
The Boys club scandal is now being used as another weapon by the best wee country to derail our success and cast us as the villain.
To date the frequently used plc ostrich tactic has not worked as unlike on the blogs were the indefensible is often supported the best wee country and media smell blood and have no qualms about attacking.They have momentum and the will of the country to hang ,draw and quarter us.
A well run plc especially one that pays it’s CEO a salary way above the going rate should have been aware of the legal,moral and political repercussions and faced the subject in an honest and transparent fashion.
Although the best wee country in the world has a clear agenda and has only targeted Celtic the victim’s deserve better.

fan-a-tic
June 3, 2019 1:46 pm

twentyfirstofmaynineteensixtyseven
Welcome to the blog.
HH

fan-a-tic
June 3, 2019 1:53 pm

BMCUWP
Your article would stretch credibility as a fiction piece.
At least PL has been consistent in his shafting of the support and self serving behavior.
Have visions of him salivating anytime a rumor of a Celtic player interesting another club with a potential fee on offer.
HH

Rebus67
June 3, 2019 1:54 pm

Hi Everyone,

Here are my thoughts on how the season will unfold. Firstly, incoming….there will certainly be some new faces. Recruitment will be SPL based mainly with a low end purchase from some other league(not top drawer). Outgoing? The overall squad size will be reduced through contracts ending, the odd sale, and one or two payoffs. Some of the deadwood that refuse to look elsewhere or take a payoff will be loaned out.

Our style of play will change. We shall try to move the ball quicker through the midfield. Initially, results may or may not be favourable but they will settle down to be positive quickly. That is the domestic scene, initially.
We shall be knocked out of the CL before the final qualifying game. This will be the start of the doubts.

After initial success in the league, teams will figure out that the Celtic midfield is too light and results will tail off as they flood the midfield. Lustig, if he stays, at RB will be a liability in Europe. Pray for a new RB. The manager will start to blame the players. There will be emotional outbursts off the park and the manager will be suspended from the touchline. The January transfer window will see desperate attempts to freshen the squad with no real effect. The second half of the season will be a grind with little in the way of good football.
At season end, there will be real pressure on season book renewals, especially if the league is lost.

Will we win the league? It will be tight. What is in our favour is that Sevco will shed players and acquire some that will take time to bed in. What is unfavourable is that Killie will not take as many points from them as last year. Similarly, McInnes at Aberdeen, is on the downslide of his time there. Sevco will not lose as many points to them as they did last season.

Of course, I hope I am totally wrong and this is the dawn of a new age, but …………

Rebus

Rebus67
June 3, 2019 1:58 pm

I am forgetting my manners! Twenty-first*** , welcome to the blog. Come on in, the water is fine.

Rebus

Margaret McGill
June 3, 2019 2:12 pm

Based on the club’s current Modus Operandi I believe we have no choice but to support NL 100%
tenmenwontheleague welcome! 🙂

Margaret McGill
June 3, 2019 2:19 pm

I’m telling ye. Just left Scotland for the 2nd time this year.
The only way to stop Celtic winning 10iar is to vote SNP and for independence. The only way. Get the word out.Vote Brexit and vote independence and the big hoose will stay open Trust me. Its the only way..

The Gombeen Man
June 3, 2019 2:28 pm

Twenty-First,

Welcome, and I hope you are happy here.

I think it might be worthwhile if we detach from our emotional connection to Celtic before considering the sexual abuse crimes committed against children.

We need to to detach from the hysterical media and not be swayed by our own conditioning.

Previously articulated views for and against the Board should be ditched too.

No trenches mentality or the constraints of black and white thinking.

I don’t know the facts of this particular case.

This isn’t about the media or bias.

Sexual abuse of children destroys lives. It often leads to premature death due to a variety of illnesses which are often rooted in the emotional, spiritual and psychological damage caused by the abuse.

Victims very often suppress their pain with alcohol, narcotics, food, self-harm and a whole number of other compulsions.

The wounds very rarely completely heal and often acceptance is difficult to achieve.

If an institution fails and hides behind any form of regulatory minefield, those wounds will re-open.

To put it simply it will be as though those crimes are reoccurring on the 3rd of June 2019.

To put it more simply the institution continues the abuse by denying any hope of closure and aggravating the victim’s sense of rejection.

HH

Margaret McGill
June 3, 2019 2:34 pm

The problem is that the victims, their families and their lawyers want some of the bigot buck. Thats never going to happen and thats why the hun media are running with it.

Twists n turns
June 3, 2019 2:51 pm

The Gombeen man

“To put it more simply the institution continues the abuse by denying any hope of closure and aggravating the victim’s sense of rejection.“

Succinct but perfectly summed up.

mahe
June 3, 2019 2:52 pm

Howdy folks,,
Gonna be busy today cleaning for visitors.

21st,, a very big welcome to the blog. Take your shoes off and relax. Look forward to chatting.

M6bhoy,,I reckon the club is up for sale and that cash in the bank makes it a very attractive purchase to many.
My biggest problem ,, another conflict of interest re Peter.
Probably gets a percentage of sale ,,,, and not spending money would increase sale price.
Don’t spend , bonus big.
Do spend , less bonus.
He has a serious conflict of interest going on.

And with all that money why not hire someone to run the footballing department?
Gives you more time,,can easily afford,,you’re no longer the lightening rod etc etc
We all know why.
Pathetic really. Although I must admire the Teflon effect.

Hail Hail

The Gombeen Man
June 3, 2019 3:36 pm

TNT,

Thanks. Looking forward to your work on the horses.

Mags,

@ 2.34pm,

I agree there is a ‘problem ‘. Maybe you’re right about the motivation of the families? Maybe their entitled to it? The media? I don’t read it.

The problem is always rooted in a fear of some kind.

Fear of paying out?
Fear of the truth/reputational damage?
Fear of further consequences?

Fear doesn’t go away. It spreads. It needs to be faced…Appropriately, sensitively.

Till Later,

HH

Rebus67
June 3, 2019 3:42 pm

In Newfoundland in the late eighties and into the nineties, a scandal broke concerning a loved institution, the Christian Brothers, and the abuse of boys over decades. Every year people and businesses would actively fund raise for Mount Cashel, not realising what went on there. Stories emerged about boys telling stories about the abuse to others, including the police, only to be ignored and chastised for lying. Some boys escaped and went to the police for help, only to be returned to their Hell. Eventually, the searchlight drew into focus other religious bodies and organisations that were supposed to looking the wellfare of the boys. Lawsuits were taken out against the Brothers and Mount Cashel was bulldosed to the ground. The Govt of NF stepped in and awarded compen to the victims before the court cases were settled. The Brothers, as an organisation, declared bankruptcy so that they had no assets left to be seized.

What is my point? Sexual abuse of this type is not confined to one institution. If it is happening on a scale, it will have happened elsewhere. Secondly, other organisations will have been informed somehow about it and will be culpable through non intervention. It will be a pervasive event involving many, many people and organisations. This is both good and bad news for Celtic. It is good in the sense that the club needs to argue that any enquiry needs to be wide reaching and not confined to one boys club or one football club. It also needs to be made clear that due diligence applies not only to the Celtic Boys Club, nor only to Celtic PLC, but to the governing authories who oversee the development of youth players. Were other clubs similarly affected? How fid they act?

The bad news is that knowledge of this undoubtedly spread beyond Celtic Boys Club to Celtic itself.

It will take a canny hand to steer through this. PL needs help on this, given his recent stumblings on it. This is way beyond his pay grade to handle.

Rebus

Noel Skytrot
June 3, 2019 3:52 pm

Interesting that Tomkins the tory cunt has never mentioned anything about Nicholas Fairbairn and his scumbag actions. Nor anything about the Magic Circle and Lord Nimmo Smith. I work with survivors and this stuff is rife in all walks of life, from top to bottom.

The Lions Roar
June 3, 2019 4:06 pm

No can do, Mick, for obvious reasons.

But you can put the suggestion up here and I’ll consider it.

Stick the names of those you think I’ve ‘chased off the blog’ up with it and I’ll write them something into the bargain.

HH

Gordon64
June 3, 2019 4:34 pm

We are entering uncharted waters and it would once again appear our CEO is completely out of his depth. The secret investigation is masonicesque in its concept. My advice would be when you’re in a hole stop digging.

Monti
June 3, 2019 4:44 pm

Afternoon Bhoys & Ghirls,
Earlier today i contacted this tory cretin, Tomkins, office.
I spoke with his secretary for 5 or ten mins, the longest i’ve spoken to a tory in my life.
I made a few points regarding this Tomkins outburst that Celtic ” should be setting up compensation funds “, i asked him to remind Tomkins that investigations are in progress surrounding these abuse claims and we should be doing or saying nothing in public until these investigations are concluded.
I also asked his secretary if they are raising investigations at other ” institutions” & if so, why are we not hearing about this?

I have always liked an argument, especially with someone having a go at Celtic!

Monti
June 3, 2019 4:47 pm

21st of May,
Welcome to Diet – ETims, cough i mean Sintinels!

HH 😉

Oglach
June 3, 2019 5:17 pm

Re: Pistol Pete not supporting Lenny in the transfer market and the consequences of not doing so. Does anyone really think that PL would be overly bothered if after a disastrous season Celtic fail to win 9IAR due to the parsimony of the board and as a result the overwhelming majority of Celtic supporters turn against him? Nah me neither. The most financially rewarded person in the history of Celtic football club would simply stroll out of Parkhead and into the sunset while whistling ‘I’m in the money’, thinking “after all i was only doing what Big Dermott told me to do, so feck all to do with me”.

Margaret McGill
June 3, 2019 5:18 pm

Celtic PLC conducted their own clandestine investigation these last 2 years to protect themselves from impending law suits against sexual predators in their employ and it was certainly not to help any victims.

Margaret McGill
June 3, 2019 5:19 pm

Oglach

Re: Pistol Pete not supporting Lenny in the transfer market and thee consequences of not doing so. Does anyone really think that PL would be overly bothered if after a disastrous season Celtic fail to win 9IAR due to the parsimony of the board and as a result the overwhelming majority of Celtic supporters turn against him? Nah me neither. The most financially rewarded person in the history of Celtic football club would simply stroll out of Parkhead and into the sunset while whistling ‘I’m in the money’, thinking “after all i was only doing what Big Dermott told me to do, so feck all to do with me”.
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Decisions at the last AGM ensured exactly that.

mahe
June 3, 2019 5:31 pm

Oglach ,,
while yeah he can stroll out and be minted , any person with fans in the family or intending to reside there for the rest of their days would take flak.
I dont think the average fan will stand for this league being blown with mega bucks in the bank .
Certainly wont fall for Lenny getting flung under the bus unless he was well supported.
I reckon Peter forced out would leave Dermot thinking eff it Im away .
Very interesting season ahead. They can get chased out ,, or cement success with a clever spend dipping into the precious bank account. We all know what we would do.
Hail Hail

Twists n turns
June 3, 2019 5:37 pm

If we get this fella, Rekeem Harper, it’s a vg start. Cross border fee of £300k. Quality piece of business. Get it done Pete.

Oglach
June 3, 2019 5:49 pm

Mahe.

If Pistol Pete’s departure from Paradise is an ignominious one I very much doubt he would be in any risk of bumping into any irate Celtic supporters in his luxury retirement resort (paid for by the support BTW) However He may have to contend with Rod Stewart bumping his gums on occasion, during a round of golf at one of oul Donald Trumps luxury golf courses, on how Pete let the Bhoys down. Pistol Pete simply tells Rod to shut it with all the moralistic b/s and asks Rod how his latest concert in Tel Aviv went?

Oglach
June 3, 2019 6:09 pm

Rekeem Harper has played in exactly 21 first team games split between WBA & on loan at Blackburn R, he has scored 1 (ONE) goal and has received 1 red card. I can confirm however that he is definitely taller than 5’4″ which should go someway in placating the sizeist section of the Celtic Support.

If Rekeem signs he will become Project number 1 of season 2019 / 2020.

mahe
June 3, 2019 6:10 pm

Oglach,,
Up sticks and move abroad would be a quiet life yeah. Thought he would stick around myself for some reason. Just a feeling. Ssm to blew the 10? Next couple years decide how the leaves fall regarding their custodianship.
A smart man wouldn’t gamble.
The merchandise sales alone during and after any 10 iar would be phenomenonal.
Big year of record turnover,,,just waiting. And all you gotta do is strengthen well and smartly.
It’s a no brainer.
To not strengthen is pure gambling aND just playing the Old Firm game, ie make it very interesting and don’t tear too far ahead. Drama sells. They are on thin ice and I doubt they know what they are doing.

Does Rod harangue him?
Soon find out,,Twists sits in that area and will hopefully let us know 😉

Hail Hail

Bada Bing
June 3, 2019 6:58 pm

https://twitter.com/ProfTomkins/status/1075477462967074817/photo/1

The guy trying to score points over child abuse, shameful

Bada Bing
June 3, 2019 7:03 pm

Big Efe released by Derby….just sayin like….

FAIRHILL BHOY
June 3, 2019 7:28 pm

BADA- the Tory arse has been shown to be just that

Margaret McGill
June 3, 2019 8:11 pm

Rod Stewart is pish
“Urine my heart Urine my soul”
Come on
Says it all

The Exiled Tim
June 3, 2019 8:26 pm

So you think he is pish as well, here’s me thinking I was the only one, I would buy earplugs if he was playing in my back garden.