Only 3 jigsaw pieces left

This ten thing is starting to remind me of Game of Thrones. First eight seasons were fine and the last two went off the rails. The ending was that terrible it tainted my entire viewing experience, drew massive worldwide criticism, and the architects found themselves unemployable.
Chillingly possible for CFC.


I’ve been mega busy in the real world but not that busy to not notice yesterday’s Lennys must go article. In fairness, we weren’t the first and gave ample time, but yesterday all outlets were universal in the opinion that a new man is needed.
That’s the precursor to departure.
Its also the third last piece of the jigsaw before the whole picture is complete.


Lenny is the perfect scapegoat or fall guy if you will. If you haven’t realised that by now I believe future events will convince you it’s true. His failings don’t need my reposting and in case you were unsure every single game during spell two has brought forth roughly the same comments.
Team shape and selection etc.
So the question now is only when it would seem.
I personally hope that it’s not an Ibrox defeat that seals his fate, but if he hangs on for the Cup final chances are he will be given that game, and that has backfire written all over.
An emphatic defeat would see his head roll at the Ibrox mens expense, which when added to the probable title, would be the stuff of their dreams.
It would be a terrible way for Neil to end this spell with the club, wouldn’t be good for his health, and as mentioned is serious ammo across the way. News songs sung of it for years etc.
We should all avoid that scenario, but pride and stubbornness has brought down men before.
It would be no surprise to see such an ending.


But there was always an ending coming.
When pressure grows strong enough, allied with the new guy being available, the Lurgan man will be let go. Should our rivals go on to claim the title, he will be synonymous with the blown ten.
Job done, deflector shield ready.


Deflector shield for when part the penultimate piece of the jigsaw falls into place.
That of course is our rivals hoisting a league trophy aloft.
For in that moment the greatest swindle in British sporting history ends with the protagonist being successful in their aims, avoid the run up debt but retaining same club status, the big con.
Only in Scotland could it take place enabled by the fourth estate, the police, football’s governing bodies themselves, the courts, a willing bank, taxpayers, and of course fans of the national sport through emotional coercion.


When that moment comes I expect a boardroom sacrificial lamb to go alongside the footballing one.
Which will be the final piece of the jigsaw.
With Dermot not that type of guy plus having a lot of skin in the game, never mind having stated otherwise, then its Peter who shall walk the plank, many of the current PLC opting to walk behind him. Not to murky green waters like days of yore but to pristine green golf greens like these days of more.


The Clubs highest paid employee ever has been found out, is around retirement age, not to mention faces a myriad of problems should he remain in situ.
The team needs rebuilt with first and foremost a manager,, supporter goodwill shall be at an all time low (the excellent 4 tims and a podcast stating today if he is there no season money for sure) not to mention the obvious Covid concerns. Full take up is unlikely meaning once again our revenues will fall, and the nest egg which saved this year will probably be gone.
The choices then are gut the team and downgrade, go into debt to rebuild the team, or generous benefactor steps forward.
The first would send the fanbase overboard, the last two are unappealing to this PLC.
Half the players are likely to want away also.
It’s a flustercluck already, and with Auldheid hot on his heels it screams head into the sunset Peter.


We will get a lot of spin such as 85 percent titles under him will never be equaled, broke the hundred million mark etc but the hard questions will never come. A book probably will instead.
But I see Peters leaving as the final piece of the puzzle.


The conclusion of the Sevco era, the acceptance of the respawn as Rangers fully, Dermot and Peter will hope the end of the Res12 era also.
And it will conclude maybe the worst decade the Club has ever had, despite winning the majority of its trophies, for it will conclude the decade that pulled the curtain back on Scottish football and showed us all how it really worked behind the scenes.


Once the last three pieces are in place and the puzzle is complete, it really is time for everyone to sit back and look at the complete picture.

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November 24, 2020 2:08 am

Off the top of my head players who I think are certain to leave next summer or maybe even Jan.
Barkas, Kris, Shane, Henderson, Taylor, Laxalt, Christie, Ncham, Brown, Eddy.
There’s big opportunity there to reshape the squad, introduce a new shape, and have a much trimmed number in the squad.
But the wage savings will be fantastic for the PLC if they wanna downsize.

Hail Hail

Margaret McGill
November 24, 2020 2:08 am

So the consensus is we wait to see if Lenny wins the cup to see if that’s his precursor to departure?

November 24, 2020 2:19 am

And then regarding the duo the chaps at ETims would have moving in, I’m not so sure they are what we need to take us forward.
Better than what we have aye.
But the future? Can’t see it myself.
Would be a total DD dream come true though so it may well come off.
Would they bring in full VST sales?
I’m not sure myself.
Is it the time and place for both to learn on the job, Martin in a brand new role and Keano in one he was ruled unsuitable for, hence his sidekick gig?
Don’t want or need a learner on the job imo.
The finished product is also unlikely I admit.
Tough one but just don’t think those two would be a success.
Hail Hail

November 24, 2020 2:26 am

I reckon he will be set up for the big fall, in going to the cup final he either wins and thinks look we are winners carry this momentum into the OF game,,
Or if he loses final its the perfect bounce back game in that there will be big calls for his head after final but everyone can agree the OF game will make the decision so he gets that game.

Either way, he reaches the final then it probably ends very badly at Mordor with songs of how they sacked Lenny etc.
I hope we don’t reach that or someone sees sense. Like change next week type of thing because him falling on the rocks over there would haunt us for a long time, him even longer. Stevie G would make a career on it.

Hail Hail

A thing of beauty
November 24, 2020 6:32 am

Repost from previous article, sorry mahe will read back later
Not once did I think you had referred to our supporters as bigots. Sorry if you thought that. As for watching football, anyone who knows me will tell you I watch all sorts of football and often enjoy watching an amateur game from the side of the park. I have done this since I was around 11. Funnily enough though having played women’s football I never watch the game. Sorry but I just don’t enjoy it.
On the shenanigans across the city. I find it incredible to see our CEO do nothing about this as per usual. I thought his actual job was to protect the interests of Celtic Football Club. Seems to appear that along with everything else he’s a bit shit at that as well.
Awe naw
I am and was aware of our record at Easter Road prior to the game. Doesn’t change the fact that we are shit, have been shit and will continue to be shit while we have Neil Lennon In charge. As for this squad being as good as Seville. I assume you are making a joke there!! What I will say is that aside from a proper def mid and a LEFT sided centre back it’s a decent squad which begs the question why it is performing so poorly.
Bada bing,
Marco Silva is exactly the type of manager we should be looking at. Someone wanting a chance to revive their fortunes but has a good reputation for improving clubs throughout his career.
Anyway off to the gym and will catch up later.

Bada Bing
November 24, 2020 6:58 am

Young lady Erin Slaven live on BBC Breakfast was a founder of a campaign to have free sanitary products in public areas,which should get passed by Scottish Parliament today,said the idea started at Celtic Park, and the Club were the first to provide this.

November 24, 2020 8:59 am

Dire conclusions Mahe , but accurate I fear . As I stated a few posts back , most fans won’t face/ can’t handle the truth that it’s all at best heavily manipulated and at worst rigged a la World Series 1919 ; for to do so would leave only one sane option , reluctantly walk away .
Yet the biggest scunner for me is that you would NEVER find the other half reciprocating were the roles reversed ; they’d have seen us terminated in 2012 with none of this ‘ old firm ‘ or ‘ too big to fail ‘ shite .
That makes our board utter and complete traitors , committing treason on Celtic whilst bending over to appease their ( senior ?? ) partners across the city ; which they will view as weakness and will openly mock in their boardroom and lodges.

November 24, 2020 9:27 am


The original premise,that of maintaining the OF rivalry-even though most of the fans wanted the other half gone for good-was deeply flawed from the outset. And the manner in which they set about achieving it was underhand and probably breached company law. They clearly knew that the fans wouldn’t agree with the plan,or they wouldn’t have tried to cover their tracks.

But not only was it ill-advised,it was ill-conceived too. It relied on a Newco looking at the mistakes of Oldco and realising that the path well trodden had driven that incarnation into liquidation,and that the same mistakes must never be made again. That would mean that any Newco could only survive on a hand-to-mouth basis,as their fans aren’t well known for tolerating failure and paying to watch it.

As usual though,they were the smartest guys in the room-or thought they were. Smart guys don’t make the same mistakes twice-and that includes trusting people to play by the rules when they have a “history” of doing the bloody opposite.

November 24, 2020 10:13 am

Morning all…very true Bobby but the waters are so murky it’s hard to see where the plan – on both sides – started to shift. From Craig White’s failed attempt to pick over the rotten carcass – or did it fail as some still reckon there’s monthly payments being made to him – to Charlie Green’s successful attempt to pick the bones of the carcass until Police Scotland’s King-inspired involvement and Kings takeover. Not even DD with his carried business interests and presumably wide network of contacts and partners foresaw the extent to which The Huns (and in this case Hun is the correct term to use) would lie, cheat and steal to get back to where they find themselves today! As has been said many times in the last few years it someone handed you a film manuscript of this story it would be considered so incredible as to be unbelievable.
…and none of that excuses our own plc for allowing it, btw!!

November 24, 2020 10:23 am


We have five league games before New Year,all winnable,four at home,and only Dundee Utd are comfortably in the top six. The question here is,how many of us think that we will take all 15 points? How many of us are 100% confident about the two cup matches in that period?

More to the point,if those games are not won-probably our easiest run of the season so far,on paper at least-when do people take their heads out of the sand and admit that the time to make a change is long gone? When teams are performing like ours,more of the same is rarely the answer. When your trusted car stops performing the way it used to,you locate the problem component and change it,because it isn’t going to change itself.

November 24, 2020 10:25 am


Sounds like we agree then,that the board didn’t see it coming even though they should have done,based on past experience.

November 24, 2020 10:52 am

Bobby, my point is the way it’s played out has been impossible to predict as there were too many vested interests with different agendas for anyone to accurately call it! With the ability of hindsight things could be so much different for everyone The Rangers’ fans, Whyte, Green and Ashley. King, with proper establishment assistance rode the lot of them like Ron Jeremy on Coke and Viagra! There’s no way DD or PL could have predicted that level of corruption. Which brings us right back to the beginning, and afterwards Res12. Again, hindsight allows us the ability to evaluate our mistakes and our plc probably now realise they should have been allowed to die completely. The numbers, both financial and fans, tell us they would have ressurected in some incarnation or other but the fact we allowed them to do so as a League member is our biggest mistake.

November 24, 2020 10:57 am


There were a whole lot of us at the time demanding that they serve their three years qualification period in the provincial leagues in order to meet the criteria for league membership. That would probably have strangled them at birth. Sadly our wise men at the top saw it differently,knew better.

They had a plan,after all. And I’m not entirely sure that plan isn’t acyually coming to fruition right now.

Awe Naw
November 24, 2020 11:11 am

As I have pointed out many times before.

The 5WA was ratified by our PLC and as was pointed out on CQN regularly, our PLC desired a permanently financially hamstrung Old Firm partner. This is the problem with our type of custodian. They want their cake and eat it. We become top dog. They foolishly think. Old Firm income streams still in place and the old influential “establishment” hun regime banished to be replaced by two bob shysters and con men. That arrangement was perfect for them. We would pull the strings. Get Commonwealth game income and kudos. Huns would have to behave like every other club and be fiscally prudent. What´s not to like ?

It must have warmed the cockle of our PLC´s hearts when Sevco´s Mr Stockbridge proclaimed that the overspending and debt would not and simply could not be maintained. So … as I have explained before … by the time that the Four Bears rolled up into town When Sevco was on the cusp of promotion – no coincidence and OUR Commonwealth games was but a distant memory. The Four Bears illegally obtained Sevco and got full government backing. Everyone associated with Sevco was, as we know for sure now and the SNP government has subsequently admitted, they were “maliciously prosecuted” at a cost of tens of millions to the Scottish taxpayer and with Lord Advocates retiring early to prevent answers to any awkward questions and recommended for a CBE in the Queens honour list. Duly given. So clearly the SNP government , Police Scotland and The Scottish Crown Prosecution service were not going to accept our PLC´s cake and eat it stance. They were all determined to get the old klan led regime back in situ, The very fabric of Scottish society cold not stomach that arrangement. due to them being the peeple and so reneged on an understanding. The understanding that Sevco would be ran properly. No illegality … and only fiscally accepted norms.

Our PLC reacted to this duplicity by jettisoning Ronnie Deila as he was perfect from their perspective if Sevco was to be run by two bob shysters and con men over a long period of time That was why Brendan Rodgers and his team were recruited. His remit was to win fucking everything and always. 11 consecutive cups later nearly 12 the old hun regime is doing exactly what it has done before.

So I do not accept that the PLC want the old hun regime to gain ascendancy. They want them out replaced by those with no skin in the Scottish klan game. Well with less klan influence than what they have

It´s going to be as always .. a far more interesting season off the park than on it.

Neil Lennon deserves to be there to see this off field war through to the end.

November 24, 2020 11:24 am


“So I do not accept that the PLC want the old hun regime to gain ascendancy. They want them out replaced by those with no skin in the Scottish klan game. Well with less klan influence than what they have”

See my reply to jpm88 at 927. Outsmarted once again because they thought they were the smartest guys in the room. They never learn.

November 24, 2020 11:25 am

Very good article Mahe. You totally sum up my feelings on the shitshow that is Scottish fitba.

November 24, 2020 11:47 am


I was concerned that my post done before I read yours could be read as calling you a bigot and wanted to clarify. We are a polite lot on here are we not?

If it wasnt for the passion of Celtic supporters like yourselves there would be no Celtic to watch, a cause for gratitude, which is an attitude worth cultivating..

Over the past 7 years a suspicion of being misled gradually grew into certainty, but it was a challenge to accept what that meant in terms of Scottish professional football. It was entering tin foil hat territory.

The Doncaster e mail was key to understanding events since 2013. Celtic could defend accepting the 5 Way on a number of grounds but as BMCUW has said it is the pretence of not being involved, being the victim of a Masonic SFA, of appearing to want Res12 addressed but refusing to use the evidence provided of skullduggery (do you know that not once have Celtic publicly stated there is a case to answer until now on Res11 and even that has been misrepresented as they don’t by the media, precisely because they know that there is) that damns those who committed a greater false pretence.

That AGM admission has been expressed in such fuzzy terms though that to small shareholders it looks like keeping the pretence going , so the fuzzy needs removed.

Scottish professional football isnt healthy, that too is a symptom of a deeper underlying cause that bedevils mankind but that is a nice link to womens football.

I see you played football and was wondering who with.

My lass started with Cumbernauld Cosmos, moved to Falkirk Girls then transferred to Glasgow City at cost of 2 McDonalds quarter pounders with cheese, one for her and one for her agent/taxi driver -me. She had a successful time there with Cup and League titles before moving to London to begin a career in sporting intelligence. She has been hunkering down in NY since March and is an example of what I said about her brother’s friends, a decent human being with good values and I put some of that down to her time and her brothers mixing with and making friends with boys and girls from all backgrounds. There was none of the ” old firm” crap in ladies football back in those days throughout the 90s.
I just hope the formation of a Celtic Ladies and Rangers Ladies football teams does not lead to womens soccer in Scotland becoming toxic.
I’ve just remembered that it wasnt just the girls who mixed, it was the parents too. One of her team mates was a cracking wee lass from Brigton. I would pick her up and a couple more team mates in Maryhill and Bellshill on way to Cumbernauld. She and her dad were Rangers supporters and there was a picture of King Billy on his wall but a friendship developed over the seasons and although everyone has gone their own ways the friendship pops up on my daughters social media occasionally and football is the Gorilla Glue that keeps that friendship intact over time.

That is why I said ladies football was wonderful not so much for the quality which has markedly improved from the 90s, but the social aspect across the Scottish divide.

PS have I mentioned before that my lass played for Scotland U17s at Wembley?

Probably. 🙂

November 24, 2020 12:05 pm


It isnt the benefit of hindsight for me, it is the lack of foresight.

I’ve linked to this article before

Note the date 13 June 2011.

The attention of our current CEO was drawn to it and he noted it but for whatever reason none of the suggested reforms happened.

Res12 came about in part to provide leverage for SFA reform because had UEFA investigated from 2013 one conclusion had to be the SFA governance of club licensing to UEFA FFP standards was lax.

What happened in 2011 was the Dougie, Dougie moment that could have been used to bring about reform from 2013 as evidence of skullduggery surfaced but it was an opportunity either scorned or rendered useless under the 5 Way Agreement terms.

Angel Gabriel
November 24, 2020 12:18 pm

Good afternoon all .
This place is like a home from home , when reading the excellent posts .
None that I could argue with.
Like any car crash there’s one significant cause , with many other less but significant factors.
Our main significant cause for this predicament is complacency.
Staying one step in front of the Sticky’s was always leaving us exposed to a slip.
Our slip has been catastrophic.
How to get back on our feet is the real problem. We’re sliding about on black ice , not knowing what to do next.
Even now , as fans ,we can’t demonstrate inside or outside Celtic Park .
Big Pedro’s caution , and ego and stubbornness has cost us and him big time . The Raj and the rest of the suits are just as culpable.
Lenny will rightly be held accountable, but the real problem lies upstairs.
Most of us were to busy celebrating trebles to notice.
Is it only a year since we won in Lazio ?
Hard to believe.
Take care & HH

November 24, 2020 12:29 pm


Good to hear from another Ayrshire Tim! Skating too close to the edge has been our downfall here,a morbid fascination with staying just that wee bit ahead,a case study in brinksmanship.

The only question was which would fail first-their policy of spending money they don’t have in order to get the big bucks and glory if they succeed,or ours of staying just that bit in front.

Would they run out of money,of fools gladly parting with it-or would we run out of luck? Well,so far it is not looking good for our strategy.

November 24, 2020 12:39 pm

Angel Gabriel
Good to see you about these parts F.
Hope you hang about and contribute to the discussion on here at times. That was an excellent post, that I agree with 100%. 👍🍀💚

November 24, 2020 12:42 pm

This made me smile. The idea that the secret 5 Way Agreement that Celtic approved in fact kept Rangers alive to their support anyway, is too much for at least one Rangers chap on Twitter to accept.

What 5 Way Agreement he asked,show of me it?

An example of how people of the lie cannot handle the truth.

Traverso letter? Fake.
Ten year coefficient table only to reflect a changed in the disbursement of UEFA money made clear on the web site that contains the table – ignored.

There is a large swathe of humanity being awakened to the reality of the truth and denial is their coping mechanism.

The supremacist way of thinking is under challenge and in danger to them of being lost hence denial, followed at some point by anger, bargaining, depression (can you imagine how much if we do win 10iar) and eventually acceptance.

Loss as we are experiencing in many ways in our lifetime is excruciatingly painful but a game changer.

It provokes thinking and an opportunity to change direction, and it’s scary. The hope or even faith is that what emerges at journeys end is better than what was before.

Of course if we knew that for sure, it wouldnt be scary would it?

“Time has a purpose you know, it stops everything happening all at once.” from some SF movie about time travel.

November 24, 2020 12:53 pm


When so many of our own support cannot grasp the role Celtic Plc played in keeping Sevco going,it surely comes as no surprise that their fans don’t?

Especially given that they won’t be reading that narrative in their sources of choice.

A thing of beauty
November 24, 2020 1:12 pm

I never played for any teams up here. I am of an age where I had to play football with boys till I was not allowed and that was that. Even then it was frowned upon. I was playing in school one day around primary 6 when a boys tassel slip on shoe (clue to my age) flew of and caught me on the eye. Jeezo I looked like Rocky. The teacher sent me to the medical room where I was attended to by the auxiliary/Rottweiler woman who dealt with such matters. She asked what happened. I told her I was playing football in the boys playground and that was as far as I got. Sent back to class and told I shouldn’t have been in there in the first place 😂😂
I agree about the chameradery of woman’s football as I do with all sports. I joined Sutton Utd when I moved there and immediately had 11 friends. That’ll do me. Travelled all over the south east and had a great time. Still stay in touch with some now. You didn’t mention you daughter played for Scotland u 17s. Well done her, that’s a great achievement. She must have been a decent player. I’m a bit jealous!!
Welcome angel gabriel. We seem to have a few of us from Ayrshire on here. It’s hard being a tim in this neck of the woods but the last nine years have been hilarious. Maybe that’s why we are so angry that the supremacist hun types are crawling out from under their stone again and as soon many have pointed out we have encouraged them. Actually not encouraged, positively facilitated 😡😡
As an aside – the Rottweiler from the medical room was actually a lovely woman whom I got to know a bit when I was older. Sometimes it’s just life that makes people seem very different from what they appear.

November 24, 2020 2:11 pm

There is a great sense of camaraderie in growing up with teammates.
My daughter was a good soccer and tennis player when growing up.
She won NY state championships in both but decided not to pursue in college.
One day she was playing tennis against one of the university players and beating her handily.
The coach had watched and asked why she had not used on application and she told him studying at this school takes up most of my time.
She still though takes time to hang out with many of her friends from soccer.
They have a lifetime bond.

big packy
November 24, 2020 2:30 pm

AFTERNOON ALL and JIM , ATOB, your post last night about driving up to alexandra parade and then past parkhead, filled me with nostalgia, that was the route i took as a bhoy living up there, moodiesburn muirhead stepps alexandra parade and then down to parkhead, where if it was a night game you could see the floodlights on the way down, now comes the crunch, if i was still living up there and was lucky enough to have a season ticket, i would not set foot in the place till that bassa lawwell was gone, and believe me that is another true story👍

Bada Bing
November 24, 2020 2:39 pm
November 24, 2020 3:38 pm


Looks like we have been sending out the wrong side this season. The kids at least know what they are doing.

November 24, 2020 3:48 pm

BMCUWP Bada Bing
Those kids will never make it at Celtic.
Too many forward passes.
I think McIntyre is a better coach than any of first team coaches.
Have been saying for a while youth teams look way more prepared to play the modern football game.

November 24, 2020 3:52 pm

Morning folks.

Thanksgiving gathering cancelled thankfully common sense prevailed after I put the foot down.

Jpm88, re walking away. It’s of course an option but many won’t. I know it’s very hard to give up. It’s also a connection to home for us expats, a common bond to discuss which makes it harder. I don’t give the PLC money, won’t be passing on the club as my little eff you to them all. That could change of course.
Terrible state of affairs.

Hail Hail

November 24, 2020 4:08 pm

Bobby, you’re very right. If we don’t win these five games then there really is no purpose continuing with him tbh.

AweNaw, the very last thing Neil needs is to be humiliated as Celtic manager and that is the course we are on. Trounced at Mordor with double digit league gap, maybe closer to Aberdeen than them.
We shouldn’t allow him to go through that for his mental health and legacy.
He can’t win these next five league games against mostly poor sides he shouldn’t be there. To keep would in effect be saying the managers jersey will shrink to fit inferior managers.
You may think it noble to have him in charge at the end, I think it would be sadistic and extremely poor taste.
Heres five easy league games for him to show us he has the goods. Deliver 15 points like any decent Celtic manager would.
I hope you would concede that if he can’t beat the bottom teams he must go.

Hail Hail

November 24, 2020 4:09 pm

Welcome Angel Gabriel, thanks for visiting. Take care yourself.

Thanks Garry. Hope all good brother

Hail Hail

Noel Skytrot
November 24, 2020 4:12 pm

Res 12
Res 11
The unseen email
The 5 Way Agreement
Charlotte Fakes
Dodgy chairmanship
Share issues
Legal issues
Bent judiciary
Not guilty
Scottish Government
Traverso letter
Lord advocate
Bent coppers
UEFA licences
Dodgy finances

I’m sure posters could add tons more to this list of skull duggery apart from the two at the top.

Noel Skytrot
November 24, 2020 4:22 pm

Big, big IF, but what happens if Lennon stays and turns this around and clinches the quadruple treble and 10 in a row?

November 24, 2020 4:26 pm

Noel Skytrot
Shower scene.
Pistol Pete enters with large sword and naked players hide in the corners.
Lennon kneels before him and Pete taps him on shoulders and says arise Sir Head and Shoulders as today proves you are head and shoulders above any other candidate’s we have not considered.

Noel Skytrot
November 24, 2020 4:34 pm

Fan a tic,
had a wee chuckle at that.

November 24, 2020 4:40 pm

Imperfectly registered

November 24, 2020 4:46 pm


We would ALL love NL to win the ten,no doubt about that,but it isn’t the question that has arisen. That question is simpler-does anyone genuinely believe he will?

November 24, 2020 4:48 pm


Problem is that we’ve become so used to their pish,and them getting away with it all,that it all becomes wallpaper.

November 24, 2020 4:52 pm

Score predictor reminder
There are 2 games on midweek
One tonight another tomorrow
Waiting on 10 predictions..

November 24, 2020 5:05 pm

Definition of perfidy
1 : the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal : TREACHERY
2 : an act or an instance of disloyalty

Wee song for the board and it’s poodle bloggers.

A thing of beauty
November 24, 2020 5:09 pm

Noel Skytrot
Shower scene.
Pistol Pete enters with large sword and naked players hide in the corners.
Lennon kneels before him and Pete taps him on shoulders and says arise Sir Head and Shoulders as today proves you are head and shoulders above any other candidate’s we have not considered.
That was funny 😂

November 24, 2020 5:22 pm

Bobby , re 5 ‘easy ‘ games , thing is even if they are won , being brutally honest I can’t see that turning the season around .
The problems are more deep rooted than that in my view . I remember someone from the old board , as they were nearing their denouement saying along the lines of ‘ ach a few good wins and it’ll all turn around ‘ ( always stayed in my mind , that )
Add to that, some of the players will look at the Celtic sites and will be well aware of the swirl surrounding the managers future (see him as a ‘dead man walking ‘) ; no , for me it’s gone regardless of those results , too much damage been done .

Sevco are in a groove and it’d take more than a few wins by us to ‘spook’ them out of it .
Now , a big BR style statement NOW by DD could/could’ve been another matter ; new guy getting lots of publicity PLUS those ‘easy – ish’ games to bed in and build a momentum – that might just ‘ spook ‘ them out of that groove and into a mistake or two .

For me NOW would be the time to strike and for the above reasons .
That said , for all we know he , DD , may have been of that mind but having the devil of a job persuading anyone of serious note to come on-board ;stumbling blocks – 1) – PL – 2.) – ‘ damned if I fail to get the league , faint praise if I succeed ‘ , – 3)- PL 😉

Margaret McGill
November 24, 2020 5:27 pm

Just read CQN and was reminded of this joke…

A cargo ship sank in the ocean. The cargo, potatoes and rubber penises, floated in the vicinity.
The Coast Guard had received a distress call, but a chopper arrived to find no ship in the water.
Seeing the cargo strewn about on the ocean, they decided to send a diver down to look for the ship.

“I already know what kind of ship to look for,” the diver told the chopper pilot.
“How could you possibly know what kind of ship it was?” replied the pilot.

“It was a dictatorship.”

Noel Skytrot
November 24, 2020 5:33 pm


more gates than an outdoor garden centre.

at this point it looks a hard ask. I asked that as I wonder what supporters reactions would be? Sack him, keep him?

big packy
November 24, 2020 5:38 pm

MAGS, did you see my post there on cqn @ 529.LOL.

big packy
November 24, 2020 5:54 pm

JIM, did you get my e-mail, the ubertim was on cqn this afternoon, but he never replied to me.

November 24, 2020 6:08 pm

According to SSN NLs position remains secure. The Celtic Board including Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell remain supportive of NL 🤔

Awe Naw
November 24, 2020 6:13 pm

Forget the financials or the hilarious Roy Keane/MON combo working under Peter Lawwell and only too happy to stiffen Neil. That combo is why Stephen Kenny is still the Irish manager P 6 W 0 scored 1

Who is going to be the racing certainty replacement to secure ten in a row ?

Any person volunteering for the position needs to be discounted on grounds of absolute insanity.

Which sane coach would want to accept the risk of being solely responsible for missing out on the ten in a row ?
Is that brave or foolish ?

Where would such a blemish rank within his/their career ?

If the saviour turns out to be a naughty bhoy will you then want him removed in 6 months if not beforehand ?

Neil Lennon turned a 15 point lead around against a better hun team than this one. That was a while ago admittedly. He turned last season around after a poor start. He´s been there seen it before bought the T shirt.

November 24, 2020 6:14 pm


None so blind as those who can’t see that they’re wrong…