The Lost Ten-Part Six

Morning,all.

The latest addition to our series on The Lost Ten. If you thought Part Five was bad,well,I’ve got news for you. Hey,it’s a Monday morning,my day can’t get any worse,can it? Think not? Read on.

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We already had a hangover during the close season as we licked our wounds from the previous campaign. Once again,we had seen that failure to build from strength come back to bite us and our parsimonious board were in no doubt where the blame lay. There was no future in our club for a 21yo striker with fifty goals the previous season,nor for our Lisbon Lion manager who had won three out of five titles despite being starved of funds.

Billy went to Manchester City,the graveyard shift for managers in those days. Charlie headed for the bright lights of London. He had offers to join Liverpool and Man United,where he may well have progressed his career. At Arsenal,he soon discovered that the bright lights were like those 9W bulbs we are forced to use nowadays. Also leaving the club was George McCluskey,who rightly felt hard done to by the board and joined Leeds United. That left us with Frank McGarvey as our only striker!

In came David Hay as manager and,prior to his arrival,Brian McClair from Motherwell. I knew Brian. He was studying Chemistry at Glasgow Uni! Would he cut the mustard at Celtic,come even close to the standards set by his predecessors up front for Celtic? Time would tell,but I had my doubts.

I’m rarely the most optimistic fella in the room! And this mood of mine hadn’t been helped by the signing of a player viewed by the board as a replacement for Charlie. One Jim Plumrose. And thank God there was only one.

We started off well enough,our perennial whipping boys at Hibs giving us a good start. In fact,we won our first five league games and progressed in the League Cup and in Europe. Brian McClair announced his arrival with four goals against Dundee and was pretty much first choice after that. August and September were definitely providing an Indian Summer for us,and a bright one at that. We had won every match Bar a dreadful 0-0 with the mighty Brechin City in the League Cup. But October blew in and thrust some harsh realities onto us. Seven games without a win was disgraceful form,made even worse by defeats to Aberdeen and Dundee United as well as to Sporting Lisbon. Thankfully we had a game against-who else?-Hibs on the final Saturday of that Black October to get back on track,and a five goal thrashing had us in a more bhoyant mood for the second leg against Sporting Lisbon in midweek.

That night,Celtic gave us a performance which is still talked about to this day. 5-0 was a fair reflection of our dominance on the night. Everything clicked and the previous month was merely a bad memory. Except that it wasn’t. We were two points off leaders Aberdeen,and Dundee United were alongside us too. A couple of good results saw us hold on to our place,but a shocking 4-2 defeat at Love Street-despite being two up inside twenty minutes!-saw us slip further back. Of course,it was too early to write us off,but the fat lady was warming up. A couple of victories saw us hold on to our place in the table,and had we won our home matches in December against Dundee United and Aberdeen,we would have been a point off the pace as we headed in to the New Year. Instead,we could only manage two draws despite being the better team in both matches. I still can’t believe the save by Jim Leighton to keep out a Paul McStay thunderbolt but four points behind Aberdeen was what the league table showed. Not a good position to be in,for sure.

It got worse too in only our second league match of the year. A trip to Pittodrie was a must win match for us. And a header from Brian McClair looked set to send us on our way to just that. But that man Leighton made another unbelievable save to keep it out. Aberdeen went up the park and John Hewitt scored the only goal of the game. Six points behind now,and only fifteen games remaining. Aberdeen celebrated that day like they had won the league-and in truth,they had.

The rest of the season was played out in an almost funereal fashion. The players turned up,the fans turned up,we lost at Tannadice and Dens Park,we lost in the final of the League Cup to the huns and in the final of the Scottish Cup to Aberdeen. We even lost at Ibrox,which tells you just how poor we could be at times this particular season. We actually lost the league by seven points in the end,but the end had been in sight for us as early as October. Six points dropped,and mainly against sides we should have been beating comfortably. David Hay had a very good side available to him but there wasn’t enough depth available to him and when players were out of form he didn’t have much alternative but to select them anyway.

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Paul McStay was blossoming in midfield,and developing into an exceptional midfielder and Brian McClair scored 32 goals for us in this campaign,23 of them in the league. In fact,a total of 80 goals were scored by us in the league that season but we let in a shocking 41 at the other end. The fact that Aberdeen conceded only 21 times tells you the difference between the teams. Unless we could get that defence sorted out,we weren’t likely to achieve much in the foreseeable future. What would the close season bring? Well,we would soon find out but I’ll give you a clue. Not a lot. Apart from my 21st.

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Above article by BMCUWP. Fancy writing the Article of the Day? Put your opinions and thoughts up for us all to comment on by mailing them to Mahe.

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Cosy corner bhoy

Another fine read in the historical sense but another reminder of ‘Times Past ‘ and why Happy Clappers are born?
‘Those were the days’….Not!

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COSYCORNERBHOY

A recurring theme in this series has been board parsimony. Plus ca change…

Sips

COSY CORNER BHOY…
What a shift Saturday was, just about dried out now, the top up yesterday might not have helped. :+(
Take it the monkeys got a result yesterday as I’ve a few messages from a few of them.
We got a right back yet?

The Gombeen Man

BMCUWPs,

Thanks for the well-researched article. Painful stuff and memories that I had consigned to the darkest reaches of my subconscious.

Reading it is almost cathartic but painful.

That period was depressing on so many fronts. Thatcher, the Miner’s Strike, the Falklands and of course the conflict in the Six Counties was becoming ever more tragic.

In a football context, I suppose the pendulum always swings and it was a brief period of success out with the ‘Old Firm’ for Dundee United and Aberd een.

Paradoxically that period illustrates the dominance of Celtic in Scotland and helps us understand the obsession the PLC have with the Old Firm.

Unless we back peddle and turn a blind eye to the shenanigans at Ibrox and the SFA who’ll pay to keep the show on the road?

Aberdeen and Dundee United were a flash in the pan. Hearts and Hibs never seem capable of doing anything. Hibs may improve with the changes there but that’s a big question.

The problem is that we saw what happened when Rangers were allowed to walk over everyone under David Murray.

Nothing was said. Titles and money were misappropriated.

The strategy of artificially creating a competitive league by downsizing and ignoring the past and present transgressions at Ibrox and elsewhere might prove to be an error of judgement that will haunt us for years.

The PLC is playing a dangerous game.

HH

Awe Naw

Sold Armstrong, I’ve been looking so hard, I can`t afford Shane Long
Sometimes I don’t know what I will find, I only know it’s a matter of price
When you love money, when you love money
It feels so right, keeping one step ahead of the blues, will always maximise our revenues
Maybe it´s wrong, but it will certainly deliver for my swan song
This ego of mine has been bruised before, this time I need to insure
I’ve been waiting for a player or two to come into my life
I’ve been waiting for a player or two, the price we will contrive
I’ve been waiting to revive something blue to make me feel alive
Yeah, waiting for a player like you to come into my life
I´m so good, when I negotiate it’s understood
It´s a simple loan deal or pay as you play
Always in my dreams it pans out this way
When you love money, yeah, really love money
Now I know it’s right, from the moment that Rangers fell into the shite
There’s nowhere on earth that I’d rather be than protecting the old firm for eternity
I’ve been waiting for a player or two to come into my life
I’ve been waiting for a player or two, the price we will contrive
I’ve been waiting to something blue to make me feel alive
Yeah, waiting for a player or two to come into my life
I’ve been waiting, waiting for you, ooh, I’ve been waiting
I’ve been waiting
(I’ve been waiting for a player or two, I’ve been waiting)
Won’t you come into my life?

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I was on the phone to Mahe a couple of hours ago,and we spoke about exactly that-that trying to stay just that step ahead of the huns is like playing Russian Roulette. We need to be just perfect in that strategy all the time,they only need to be lucky once,for us to screw it up.

We shouldn’t be judging ourselves by them,shouldn’t even allow the comparison to be made. It wouldn’t have taken eye-watering amounts of money every year for the last decade or so to put us so far in front of them that we could merely tinker at the edges now. Instead,we have a situation where we have no right back,an untried left back,a new central defensive set up which includes a convert to the position,a new signing and someone who wanted out the door the minute he arrived.

Add to that a frankly dysfunctional midfield because no-one knows which role to play when Broonie is playing and a serious paucity up front and I’m a far from happy bunny.

Of course,the bookies have us at 4-11 to take the title so that’s alright then. The bookies usually get it right. What a load of pish. If the bookies usually got it right,we would all be going in and sticking a ton on five 4/6 shots on the fixed odds every week. Easy way to win a grand a time.

The squad doesn’t need gutting,but it has been neglected for too long. There has been little or no strategy bar a scattergun approach and that is starting to show.

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AWENAW

I bliddy hate soft rock. Well,apart from Edinburgh Rock,that’s different. Foreigner,Styx,Kansas et al just piss me off.

Awe Naw

BMCUWP,

sorry some Motown then ?

We need a right back
to, ease our minds
And we`ll only spend dimes
On someone to call mine
Lawwell said, “There´ll be no transfer in
No, you’ll just have to wait”
he said, “players won’t come here easy
cos it’s a game of give and take”
There´s be no transfer in
No, you’ll just have to wait
Think back to the good times
No matter how long it takes
How many sick notes must we sign
Before we find a player that hits the net again
Right now the only thing that keeps me hanging on
is having Kiernan Tierney but he´s almost gone
I remember Lawwell said, “There´ll be no transfer in
No, you’ll just have to wait”
he said, “players won’t come here easy
It’s a game of give and take”
How long must we wait
How much more must we take
Before tightfistedness
Will cause my heart, heart to break
No, Lawell can’t bear that we live our lives alone
He grow impatient for a love to call his own
But when I feel that the Old Firm is not for me
Well these precious words keep me hanging on
I remember Lawwell said, “There´ll be no transfer in
No, you’ll just have to wait”
e said, “players won’t come easy
so it’s a game of give and take”
There´ll be on transfers in
No, you’ll just have to wait
Just think of the good times
No matter how long it takes
Now wait
Now players, won’t come here easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that transfer deadline
So we can talk that night
So Kierean Tierney
Can be sold at midnight
I keep waiting
Ooh, till that day
But it ain’t easy ( Waiting for deadline day)
No, you know it ain’t easy
Dermot said you can’t hurry Arsenal Peter
No, you’ll just have to wait
He said “millions don’t come that easy
well not as fast as the turnstile gate”
There´ll be no transfer in
No, you’ll just have to wait
he said “players won’t come here easy
But it’s a game of give and take”
There´ll be no transfer in , no you’ll just have to wait

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AWENAW

You’re just showing off now!

That,btw,is a magnificent piece of work and hat doffed for it.

The Gombeen Man

BMCUWPs,

We also have a new coach. Lenny is a legend but the circumstances of his appointment were bizarre.

Lenny has also seen this before and walked.

The chaos of our recruitment policy in terms of the management and playing staff are simply symptoms of the underlying malaise.

Other symptoms are the failure to deal with the cheating by Rangers, Sevco the SFA and the referees. The media are allowed to say and write virtually whatever they like.

This is nothing new. Mr Lawwell’s tenure had been dogged by repeated failure and it looks like the PLC might turn a period of dominance into the 1980s all over again.

The demise of Rangers created an illusion that Peter Lawwell and Co were good at what they do. They nearly ‘blue’ that with the failures of the RD years and CL exits, humiliation in cup matches etc.

Brendan Rodgers was a threat because he wouldn’t suffer the meritocracy of the near misses in recruitment and the necessary sharing of the spoils with Sevco.

Nobody is perfect but my feeling is that he just lost patience with their incompetence and duplicity.

The fear is that the TT was the summit of our agreed payback for our nodding dog policy with all things Sevco.

Even if that’s wrong, the ongoing embarrassments and incompetence at executive level lead me to think that we have messed up the whole Sevco situation. In much the same way we do with so many other areas.

HH

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And sadly I worry that you are correct. There’s no-one like us for for missing the open goal,shooting ourselves in the foot. All my fifty-odd years as a Celtic supporter,we have been hamstrung by dreadful direction from the boardroom.

Even Fergus wrecked his reputation by hiring Jock Brown. Fortunately for him,the likes of Ian MacDonald and Lawwell put him back on his pedestal.

I genuinely don’t get it,M. The huns are clearly overextending themselves to catch us up and overtake us,even though they know that we have the wherewithal to bury them for good. Yet we don’t do so?

Does Lawwell not remember the early 90s? He should-he was there! They pulled every trick in the book to kill us off. We don’t need to use any of that. We just need to do our job properly. Let them kill themselves.

Frustrates the life out of me,it does

The Gombeen Man

BMCUWPs,

There are several answers to that but basically, our business model as defined by the PLC needs them.

Winning the league without Sevco led to the seat covers.

When they tried to bury us out of prejudice the CL was a much easier option and the EPL players weren’t on the crazy money of today.

I’m not convinced that Glibby and Co don’t want to see us on our knees and the reluctance and short term thinking of the PLC is baffling.

Fear? Greed? Incompetence?

Who knows?

It was only a few months ago that well-intentioned posters were predicting middle table meritocracy, administrators, legal implications.

None of it has materialised the way we were assured, sometimes in belligerent and aggressive tones.

I’ve just got this feeling that the seat covers are now covering up a much bigger mess than any of us can imagine.

HH

Good stuff again M.
HH
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SFTB
From the last thread.
” If they ignore it all “, what is it all if I may ask ?
The way I see things is they will ignore what they choose to ignore.
Take Res 12 for example, they have ignored that, they asked for and were given the Silver bullets that they promised they would fire, just another lie that can be added to Pedro’s litany of lies, this is probably the biggest sporting scandal in history, no doubt the biggest fraud in Scottish sporting history, all the corruption and cover ups, cheating on an industrial scale, the biggest losers in all this is our club and what do our board do, nothing, sweet fa, nada, zilch, they crawl back into their boardroom and count the cash, they are parasitic scum, they don’t care about honesty, integrity, transparency, fairness or a level playing field, they only care about the money, I will repeat for the hard of understanding, not you, they are parasitic scum, imo of course.
HH

fan-a-tic

BMCUWP
Add to that a frankly dysfunctional midfield because no-one knows which role to play when Broonie is playing and a serious paucity up front and I’m a far from happy bunny.

Brown is a conundrum,Great individual player.
The poorly set up midfield has been evident in Europe for years.
I feel like a broken record on this subject.
Lack of definition in roles got even worse after Rodgers departure which was baffling.
It’s evident throughout the team.
We have guys trying to emulate systems that the coaches have a half arsed clue about.
Time to be ruthless and look at team structure and players individual roles within instead of attempting systems that are beyond coaches understanding.
We are a reactive club driven by fear.
Courage is required by coaches and upper management.
I won’t hold my breath.
HH

Rebus67

The lull in transfer activity illustrates a basic folly in our strategy. Concentrating on the English market is bound to lead to disappointment about the expected fee or wages demanded. These are the reasons that so many attempts to get a RB have failed.

Sure it is tempting to concentrate on that market….historically we have done so; they speak the same language and they are just a car ride away. However, surely the penny is starting to drop that most deals will fall through especially early in the window? Could it be that it is known that failure will be the end result but everyone will see the effort that was put in? Given the seriousness of no credible RB, this cannot be the ruse? Against both Sarajevo and Rennes the weakness in this area was cruelly exposed. In the first half, Rennes pumped in corner after corner from the right side causing terror in our makeshift defence. Sarajevo got their goal via this weakness. If we go into the later qualifying rounds with this problem unresolved, we shall get the same result as last year!

Does anyone have info on the range of the scouting network? Surely, an affordable RB can be found in one of the Eastern European markets or even the lesser teams in La Liga or in Portugal. One of our few cards in attracting players is that we are a gateway to the EPL. We should play it.

Rebus

Rebus67

Further to my earlier post, the Celtic wiki shows that the club has nine scouts only one of which is obviously foreign, Pedro Matias, from Spain. One of those nine is a video analyst whose task is to peruse videos of players. This looks woefully inadequate for a club of Celtic’s size.

Couple this with a temporary head of recruitment and you have to ask is this a professional unit of the club. Where does the international reach and knowledge come from?

Rebus

fan-a-tic

Rebus67
I have held a long term theory on our club that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.
The footballing department is a patchwork of individuals who like the team on the field lack a cohesive strategy.
Unfortunately the guy in charge of it all acts like an emperor who loves the adoration but believes so much in his own hype and bolstered by his devotees has no strategy for harmony.
Appointing Lennon was the result of such and signals that in the emperors view all is perfect and he knows what’s best.
Even if the scouts identify the players the choice lies with an accountant whose decision on wether the player is suitable will be measured by future value rather than what’s best for team.
Where we are is the result of one persons vision and while he remains it will continue.

Awe Naw

Jozo the centre back was converted to a winger
But he knew it wouldn’t last
Jozo left his home in Belgrade, Croatia
For some Caledonian grass
Right back, Right back
Right back is where you really belong
Right back, Right back
Right back is where you really belong
Right back Jozo, don´t roam
Right back, Right back
Back is where you really belong
Right back, Right back
Back is where you really belong
Right back Jozo
Sweet young Kris Ajer thought he was a stopper
But Peter had another plan
All the suits around him say he is the second coming
And to be a good company man
Right back, Right back
Right back is where you really belong
Right back, Right back
Right back is where you really belong
Right back Kris, don´t roam
Right back, Right back
Right back is where you really belong
Right back, Right back
Right back is where you really belong
Right back, Right back
Right back is where you really belong
Right back, Right back, Right back

Rebus67

Fanatic,

I have a recruiting consultant as a friend. He has mentioned, to his glee, that most CEO’s last about 4 years before moving on to a similar position elsewhere. It suits everybody. PL has been in this job considerably longer than that and might well enter retirement when he leaves it. Complacency is the big danger from having such a long term CEO, plus failure to keep up with a changing landscape.

You could be correct re the emperor.

Initially, PL benefited from who was his predecessor. Anyone was better than Jock Brown! He was a professional breath of fresh air after that debacle. To be fair he has contributed positively to the club in the past. Now I am of the view that the much needed DOF will not be effective if PL remains at the club. They would clash.

In general, the club needs some fresh minds to introduce innovative thinking into the organisation. The appointment of Lenny illustrated to me that we are going backwards. We needed a competent, experienced foreign coach whose skills lay in developing a team that was greater than the sum of its parts. Such a coach would have contacts in other markets distinct from England.

This season could be the one that exposes the whole flawed mess…..part of me wishes that it would, but i feel shame for that kind of thinking.

Awe Naw….very clever adaptation of the Beatles.

Rebus

mahe

Morning folks.
Bobby you’re a braver man than me trolling through thoul chest of bad team memories.
I’m a walk away guy I guess.
Great reading though, and I always did think McClair was a good player. Chemistry,, strange choice for a young aspiring sportsman imo but fair play he didn’t rest on his laurels.

As we spoke a bout we can no longer be anywhere near confident when we go for a player,, this has been shown up big time this window.
A new negotiator is needed.
That means a change in operating policy which is unlikely because why change if bailing out in the short to medium term as many suspect they will,,,
Plus thoul ego comes into it,, giving up power isn’t easy
Could also cost some bonuses somewhere along line.
This season has the potential to end careers and trash any legacy or goodwill.
Very risky game the Plc are playing.
The set up needs torn down and rebuilt with a modern day structure in place.
Never a better time to act than from a position of strength,, money in bank, waiting list for season tickets. It’s just that game on the actual field thing is proving difficult right now.
Strong leadership is needed now and throughout the season.
Hail Hail

fan-a-tic

Mahe
We have strong leadership.
Unfortunately their priority seems to be based on profit over the football teams growth.
We may be professionally run as a profit making plc but as a football team we are more than a tad amateurish.

Awe Naw

Rebus,
PL only became C.E in 2003. Jock Brown was gone by 97 I think. Then we had Alan McDonald after him we had the fella McLeod I think his name was. The Rangers fan. Those appointments and their timing tell you all you need to know about Celtic PLC.

Awe Naw

Was it my singing?

fan-a-tic

AWE NAW
More likely my repetitive waffle .

A thing of beauty

Fan a tic 109pm
I’m interested on your take on broonie and the fact that he is a great individual player. Firstly I would question the great part. For a long time at Celtic, probably right up to the arrival of Brendan Rodgers, Scott brown was average. His passing was erratic, tackling and positioning suspect, goal scoring non existent and discipline unreliable. The transformation under BR was the biggest I have ever seen in any player. If I was an adequate wordsmith I would like to do an article on the amount of players who have passed through parkhead gates and have been unable to strike up a centre mid partnership with Scott. Off the top of my head I can name, Hartley, robson, jarosik, donati, crosas, gravesen, ki, from the early days right through to Henderson, mcgeough, irvine, johansen in the recent past to bitton, mcgregor and ntcham today. Now I appreciate not all those players were world beaters but a lot of them were/are proven class centre mids but left whilst broonie remained. It’s astonishing how reliant we have become on him. 4 years ago I think 80% of the support would’ve let him go, now we panic about not having him there. Something is not right with that because those names that have left are better all round players than he will ever be. I don’t claim to have the answer but I hope and pray that Neil Lennon does because we need to see how we can cope without him. Our reliance on him will cause us problems this season. As the legs start to betray him evermore he will drop ever deeper, playing 3rd centre half for most of the game. Teams will let him have it, full in the knowledge he can’t hit a telling long pass and were a man short in the middle. We have saw it in the last two seasons and it’s not helping our team. There’s a lot of thinking to be done by Neil because without him AND tierney a big part of the heart and drive is missing but you can’t keep your place in the team when you’re not contributing the absolute max in you position, captain or not captain. Decision time or am I being too harsh?

fan-a-tic

ATOB
Brown has his limitations but in fairness he has looked one of the few not out of his depth in Europe.
I have said plenty of time he is not a defensive midfielder as he lacks the positional sense and patience required there.
The partnership of he and McGregor is poor and offers neither defensive protection or offense.
His passing is not Pirlo standard but not as bad as people suggest.
I think two seasons ago he had some of the best passing completion stats in the champions league.Though he does seem only to make safe side to side and backwards passes so they should be high.
I previously wrote that we should try him at right back.
I don’t think it’s all down to the players but is due the lack of defined role by coaches.
Picking someone as a defensive mid does not make him one and the disorganization around him does not help.
There looks to be zero coaching on our positions and posture without the ball so impatient guys like Brown just follow instinct and chase.
In a team that’s not built for the brutality of Scottish football he is the best at coping with such.
I think he needed to play in a more positive role in his Celtic career but at his age now we should choose wisely where to use his aggression.
Also if we want to play the ball out from the back he is certainly not the answer.
Strangely in Sarajevo McGregor was worse though both drove me nuts with their receive ball hesitate and pass square or backwards routine that allowed our opponents to set defensively with numbers.
The issue is modern coaches trying to emulate successful ones without understanding how to implement the systems properly.
I wish they would assess players fairly and play a system that the existing players could maximize their talents in.
For years our defenders have been guilty of ball watching with it seemingly not noticed or addressed.
Our off the ball movement even under Rodgers was poor to nonexistent.Neil seems to be continuing that trend.
Since Neil arrived the only time we have showed any sign of modern fluid football is when the youngsters play together.
On the KT issue he will be a big psychological blow to the support but based on the player he has been for the last one and a half seasons i can’t see him being a miss.
Still cant get my head around the regression of such a brilliant young player.
HH

fan-a-tic

ATOB
Meant to add that i don’t think you are being too harsh.

Bada Bing

Assombolonga rumour

A thing of beauty

Fan a tic,
Appreciate the reply, we are mostly on the same page with you seeing brown as a more talented player than I do myself. I can’t see him as a right back but there’s every chance stingy Pete will so watch this space. He’s done well to be at Celtic for as long as he has, I congratulate him for that but he’ll never be my idea of a central midfielder. That accolade belongs to Paul mcstay and they broke the mould after he left. Like you say, he does not have the discipline say of a Neil Lennon to be a true defensive mid and lacks the passing ability of most of the players I mentioned earlier. Which brings me back to where I finished before. I cannot understand why we have become so reliant on him.

A thing of beauty

Bada 9.03
Surely you’re not serious. I really rate him but I would think he would have other offers if Middlesbrough are willing to sell. So yet again we will end up looking like the jilted bride as he goes elsewhere in the championship. Jeezo,I could do our director of football role. All you need is a sky subscription, a comfy motor and the patience to watch the shitey football served up in the championship. Is stingy Pete too tight to pay air fares or something? I’m getting a bit cheesed off with our short sighted, uninspiring so called football department. I’m going to bed to dream about a proper, forward thinking football strategy, it’s the nearest I’ll get as a Celtic supporter.

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Assombolonga will be well out of our price range,I reckon. Scares the shit out of defenders though!

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ATHINGOFBEAUTY

Good point. When was the last time any of us watched a game from the championship?

Assombolonga, not a hope in hell.

Thewildgoose

Was this 83/84 season?

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THEWILDGOOSE.

Yes,it was. I’m trying to get the three seasons from 82-85 out of the way pronto so that I can get to some happier times!

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THEEXILEDTIM

I can’t see it either,if I’m honest. It would be a major shift in policy to pay the amount of money he could demand. Be nice,though!

Thewildgoose

Cheers BMCUWP, First season I can properly remember is 85/86, just as well by the sounds of it. Hail x2

Margaret McGill

Something happen?

Margaret McGill

it must be Tierney time…….

£25m no enough?greedy greedy Lawwell

Embdy remember the musical South Pacific?

I’m gonna tank that Tierney out of my team
I’m gonna tank that Tierney out of my team

Margaret McGill

So you want a resolution
well you know
12 is the way we wanna go
But if you go carrying pictures of Cardinal Pete
It doesnt really matter at all what you tweet

Margaret McGill

Personally I believe that Trump had a fly up his big fat bigoted arse this weekend because he is stunned by the incredible beauty of Bronx born congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who was born where Trump himself was born to his Scottish mother.

Margaret McGill

Apologies Trump was born in Queens , the NY borough next to Bronx. It was Trumps father that was born in the Bronx and not Germany as Trump has lied about.

hi is vfr about his he a monster, Falcov 60.? good to meet ya.

Margaret McGill

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Naw
Try the other channel.

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