Everyone’s looking for a reaction

For starters the support wait ten times a week for a reaction. They look for it with the starting selection, then from those given the starting slots, they then look for it from the coaching staff around halftime or just after, and then hope for it from the substitutes.
After that it’s online or outside the Park to await the boards reaction to what has just transpired.


The board themselves are reacting six times a week now by erecting barricades, issuing the bi-weekly ‘we must all get behind the team and manager’ statement, and when the coast is clear having barricades brought down.


Behind that reactionary barrier stand Plod who by now can count on us for two nice and easy overtime shifts per week. They react after every home game now, maybe soon every game, and are now exchanging ‘see you after the next game’ remarks with the upset support. I suspect they are fine around us knowing there are TV cameras present plus we aren’t the violent sort unless attacked.


That the players have been reacting with a big eff you to the boardroom is my favourite theory, and we are all in universal agreement that Lenny isn’t getting a reaction from the players, which in this season of all seasons has lead to a serious reaction to that sorry fact.


After seeing the fans reaction outside the park with a couple water bottles thrown, some expected them to show an onfield reaction but it hasn’t worked out for whatever reason.
Many suspect this slow deterioration in their form is a reaction to their former manager departing taking with him modern techniques that helped improve them. If the players sense they won’t improve at the club their reaction is likely to be leave for pastures new.


It’s starting to look like the board hope this winters mini training camp brings the same reaction as last seasons did. Neil and the squad reacted well to a hurtful defeat at the hands of their rivals, while the victors on the day went on to have a terrible reaction to their substandard surroundings, the absence of one particular player, and even poor flight arrangements helped unsettle them.
That club will be hoping for a much more professional reaction this year.


The Celtic Trust look to be well placed to channel our supports angry reaction to such inept failure to properly plan, while the reaction to this year’s fiasco of a title defence in such a special season is likely to be seismic with many a season ticket holder publicly stating not a penny more is their own personal reaction.


Adidas could well see a reaction from the support in that their new well designed line of Sellic merchandise doesn’t shift anywhere near predicted numbers this Christmas which could lead to some awkward questions being asked of our CEO.


A CEO who is expected to walk before being pushed as a reaction not only to being on the run from the Resolutioners, but of leaving the club in worse state than he found it, while taking a kings ransom for the privilege. We as a club should react to this travesty by enacting corporate rules limiting the length of term that may be served and offering only that sectors average wage as recompense from now forwards.


The manager himself was given the position by reaction both to champagne and the days success which many would claim came about primarily as a result of big Frazer Fosters reactions that day.


Currently it looks as if Lennys reaction to being let down by his players is to repeatedly play them, perhaps thinking familiarity would help foster form, or perhaps trying to somehow shame them into stepping up a gear by continually putting them in the spotlight.


The standard board reaction to a disgruntled fanbase was usually a good manager with a sizeable spend, but that option is probably off the table due to lack of resources and poor timing.
This PLCs first reaction to a drastic downturn in revenue will probably be to downsize, but yet that very act will further antagonize the clubs lifeblood who will feel their not a penny more reaction is well justified in this case.


The reaction of the main stream media to last nights silly banner will no doubt be sensationalist but you damn sure won’t read any adverse reaction to their beloved team running up about a hundred million of debt.


We’ve known we are a reactionary club for quite some time but this is getting ridiculous. The biggest club in the land with the support to match should march to the beat of it’s own drum and proudly. We should lead the way regarding football in the nation and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.


The onus is firmly on the next set up, whoever that may be and when, to plot a course befitting our history, size and stature and stop zigzagging from one thing to the next. If we chart the correct course all else will fall into line, just as the wrong one will see us arrive at another starve them out moment.


Proper planning prevents many reactions and should see many bases covered in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
We couldn’t have planned for the Covid virus wrecking the fans season, but we could certainly have planned well for this historic campaign.


If we buy properly, hire properly, and find a proper playing style, then we can do our own thing, and let all others react to us.
After this season, Celtics best reaction would be to restructure, and phase out reactions.

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Puff puff
December 9, 2020 3:04 am
Contra Mundum
December 9, 2020 3:25 am

For me the board’s statement on Monday night confirmed that in their minds they have the right man in place for their “Old Firm” business model. Their end game is to ensure the rivalry endures no matter the short-term damage done. An independent Celtic Football Club is dead, if it ever really existed. We are like a conjoined twin in a symbiotic relationship. The other twin needs urgent financial oxygen to survive and we need to provide it. It doesn’t matter to the board that their twin is bigoted, fraudulent and criminal. Needs must, and the rivalry sells season tickets, merchandise and generates broadcast revenue. The lies of the last 10 years have been exposed, but they know the vast majority of their customer base don’t care as along as success comes along again soon.

Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 3:37 am

We are in the middle of a dirty tricks campaign and the vast Celtic support aren’t even aware they are being turned from victims in all this, to now being the perps! “Look at the behaviour of these ungrateful cretins”

Banners? After what you know now about our board, would you put it past them to have been involved in it?

And all the while the board’s lackeys are beavering away, putting out fires all over and giving you the impression that, one of these days we will get change and justice in Scottish football…just hang on a bit longer …it’s coming …we swear it!

Think we don’t already have board shills operating on here? Wanna bet???

A dirty tricks campaign that is only gonna get dirtier with time.

I know this much …the b@stards have made my insomnia worse!

Puff puff
December 9, 2020 3:58 am

The big bitcoin sell off is approaching McCaff
Stay by the blower and don’t venture to far from the rickety old garage …

Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 4:22 am

How many riot vans belonging to the Scottish SS have there been on the Celtic way now?

Control control control.

The same people put them there who, if you give them an excuse, will pass your details to the Masonic flying squad, who will then kick, literally, your door down when you are fast asleep!

All in it together, eh?

Puff puff
December 9, 2020 4:35 am
Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 4:46 am

Before this season is even out, we will be turned from genuinely being among the best fans on the planet, to being a bunch of spoiled, ungrateful, and just plain angry and dangerous c@nts …just watch. Dirty tricks!

I have a few nephews who would consider themselves “Ultras”. Not a single one of them knows anyone involved in the banner making, and they are perplexed at who the hooded, mask wearing bus chasers might be. Funny that!

Be Sentinels, Celts!

Puff puff
December 9, 2020 4:55 am
Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 5:06 am

Puff, haven’t heard the Farm for years …whatever happened to them?

Still incredible to think of all those young guys ,voluntarily, getting up out their trenches and slowly walking into withering machine gun fire and almost certain death. They should have told the politicians to shove their agenda.

Puff puff
December 9, 2020 5:19 am

You got that right man …so sad
Got to sleep now working tomorrow
try and get a couple of hours yourself BAD .

Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 5:33 am

Puff, cheers mate 👍 I’m actually surviving on 4hrs sleep a night just now!

Have a good yin.

Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 5:38 am

“Neil has the support of the players”

Even the ones who have stated they don’t want to be here?!


Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 6:17 am

Bugger …link not working.

Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 6:26 am

Ah feck, I give up

Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 6:46 am

Take the long way home – Supertramp


Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 6:50 am

Trick of the tail – Genesis


December 9, 2020 6:50 am

If fans are going to protest a Celtic Park they should bring white Towels. Neil has had enough ,Surely to Christ somebody in a position to make the decision wants to protect him, and should throw in the white towel .

Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 7:04 am

Let down – Radiohead


Noel Skytrot
December 9, 2020 7:26 am

thanks for the response on the last thread.
I see Lubo saying that the lack of support is a factor for poor performances. I’ve stated this from the start as I think that the manager and captain in particular feed on the fans energy. I understand that if the supporters were allowed in at this time they would absolutely slaughter the players but the slaughtering in my opinion would drive them on. What do you guys think?

Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 7:51 am

Fraser Forster again? The St Mary’s hail Mary? Please don’t ask again, it’s getting embarrassing!

Instead, dial Dudu’s dodgy defenders directory … If anyone has a plan, it’ll be yer man Dudu Dahan

big packy
December 9, 2020 8:17 am

someone said there were no green huns, well ive got news for you, there is a bunch of them in the celtic boardroom, tory freemason ones, they need kicking out pronto.H.H.

December 9, 2020 9:11 am

We have been a reactionary club for too long.
The team has been European fodder for seasons due to such.
When Brendan first arrived we became proactive but that had almost disappeared by the time of his exit.
We were crucified in Europe during his tenure but since his departure Scottish teams have also realized this and copied so now have no fear as they have established a simple positive gameplan based on holding position and counter attacking which we have no idea how to react to.
To change this we need a massive overhaul of the entire football department.
The board’s reactive targets have been our fans which considering their history is no surprise.
The classic bully has chosen an easy target as the real enemies stand laughing around them.
For once they may just have misjudged their choice of target as there we are all in this together bullshit is failing and the fans reaction has not been the usual subservience based loyalty.
I expect our non visionaries to attempt a short term fix at seasons conclusion in the hope that they can continue looting.

December 9, 2020 9:13 am

Dudu’s duds are on their way!
Band aids for a decapitation.

December 9, 2020 9:15 am

Puff D….I’m ready, willing and able, mate!!! 🤑🤑🤑

Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 10:12 am


Du Dudu, Da Dahan is all I want to say to you 🎶


Bada Bing
December 9, 2020 11:07 am

BAD- Peter Hooton from The Farm,has a pub in Liverpool, him and his regulars were featured in the excellent Shankly documentary on BBC.

Big Audio Dynamite
December 9, 2020 11:20 am

Bada, I’ll have a look 👍


December 9, 2020 11:41 am

Packy, green huns on our board? What on earth makes you think that?
Would it have anything to do with their acceptance of the continuity myth. No stripping of titles? Being in bed with the SFA? Being silent about our club’s treatment by the masonic men in black? Being silent about many things they should be shouting about?
Or is it DD’s admiration of the wonderful heritage of the Govan clubs.
Yes they love the Old Firm, of that there is no doubt. But does that make them green huns?

Well, it’s the ‘green’ bit I wonder about. They are certainly not green in terms of being young, new, innocent, unaware, innocents etc. And they are not green in the way we think of people being Celtic minded.

I suppose we can agree that they are hunnish!

December 9, 2020 12:00 pm

Maybe Peter Lawwell is hanging on until the New Year’s Honours list. When he gets his MBE or OBE or even a knighthood!
Think that’s unlikely? Remember David Murray! A crooked cheat.

December 9, 2020 12:23 pm

Strong rumors that Neil will skip training today and tomorrow.
But be reassured he will leave it to the equally inept Kennedy and Strachan to implement his tictacs.
He will instead concentrate his efforts with the media staff and receive intense training on how to fully implement his big book of excuses in the press conference after the game.
In following the boards strategy that the football is of lesser importance than bravado and silly messages he will be fully prepared for the after match press conference.

Weet weet weet
December 9, 2020 1:04 pm
December 9, 2020 1:15 pm

Weet Weet Weet…and we thought Lennon was hingin’ his players oot…FFS Boaby Williamson didnae haud back!🤣🤣🤣

December 9, 2020 1:17 pm

The Green Brigade’s wee banner campaign, if it is indeed them although i am of the opinion there are many banner rebs out there, must be working as the SMSM has gone into overdrive printing comments from ‘alleged’ Celtic supporters condemning their actions. They are obviously severely p’ing off those behind the ‘iron curtain’ hence the involvement of the smsm.

All i can say to those placing the banners – keep it up bhoys, our day will come

Viva la brigada verde CSC

big packy
December 9, 2020 1:24 pm

JIM@11-41 ok yellow huns 😎 hope you are well.H,H,

December 9, 2020 2:57 pm

Phil Mac Giola Bhain has published an update on Res11/12 at


The responses at AGM to shareholder concerns should tells us whether or not Celtic are really going to take the burden of pursuit from suspicious shareholders and if they do not give assurances, whether the wider support really care about being cheated and Celtic allowing it to go unchallenged.

If they do care then the enlarged CST is the vehicle for taken matters forward.

Res12 has taken an unwilling horse to the poisoned well, what happens next is down to the horse.

December 9, 2020 3:27 pm

Packy, LOL, Yellow? Well they are cowardly when it comes to looking after the Club’s and fans’ interests!

December 9, 2020 3:33 pm

Didn,t want NL in the first place but he is our manager and gets my full backing…..here is my problem.
Did he have any input re. recruitment.
A new coach is not going make our squad into a good team( might win the first few games)
He will have to recruit players for his system.
This is where it can unravel if the status quo remains we are back to sq1.We have to have a clean out top to bottom.
I’m not holding my breath.

December 9, 2020 3:34 pm


Good stuff as always.

Someone should remind our arrogant, strutting, preening CEO that PLC does not stand for Peter Lawwell Corporation.

Of course, he only acts as above, when the ‘Tic have won a trophy. At all other times, he’s hiding under his desk, and throwing Lenny to the wolves at pressers. About the only time he avoids the cameras.

The man is that arrogant and self-loving, that he would be an excellent leader-aff for the Green Brigade.

Hail Hail

December 9, 2020 3:41 pm

Sack the Board
Back The Trust.

big packy
December 9, 2020 4:16 pm

sack the board, back the trust,👍 lets bring back the walfrid ethos would brother walfrid want tory freemasons on our board lets have a poll
big packy no

December 9, 2020 4:40 pm

Do you think you would get any ‘Yes’ answers on here to that poll Packy? LOL 🙂

December 9, 2020 4:43 pm

I don’t think we have a complete rebuild job with the players we have right now
You auld guys remember when big Jock came in ? He added a couple of players and the rest is history. The secret is man management

Mike in Toronto
December 9, 2020 5:15 pm

I agree with Tic @ 4:43…. I think the bones of a decent team are already there …. but it will take a strong manager to undo the damage that has been done under the present regime…

Mike in Toronto
December 9, 2020 5:17 pm

Rumor is that KellyAnne Conway has signed a deal to do a ‘tell all’ book about her time in the White House. She is not known for her integrity, so It may end up being a puff piece, but if she tells even a 1/10th of what she knows, DT and the Republicans will be very worried.

A thing of beauty
December 9, 2020 5:36 pm

Tim Horton,
System you say? What system. We have played 433 352 4312 all without success. I believe we have only picked the same team twice. We had 352 after new year last year and didn’t have the players. Did neil try to sign players that would have helped ie a LEFT footed centre half and a proper defensive mid. We won’t know that answer. What we do know is he did not sign any of these players so either didn’t look or took what lawwell gave him. Both of those answers leaves questions over neil Lennon. He is either a puppet or incompetent. Neither is a good look.

December 9, 2020 5:46 pm

Just read the emails to the Board and the Don for the AGM from the Resolutioners my hero’s in this mess. If we didn’t have blogs the fans would not have access to such correspondence, which is very good and to the point
On another matter I don’t think we are lying down to Sevco this year their results in Europe prove they are hard to beat. The Board made the wrong decision on who they chose as manager and that is the difference.
The next mistake that they are making is not making a change when things have gone south
The biggest mistake is loosing the fans trust in their leadership

December 9, 2020 5:47 pm

On needing a rebuild, ones who I think are either want aways, or will be moved on to free up that space for a better/different player.

Keeper x 2 (Bain now knows he will never be first choice with us, but could at another SPL club so think he will go. Barkas never settled at all)

Ajer, Duffy, certs to go.
Laxalt clearly away as no way we fork out 9 mill in this climate.
New right back pushes one of current lot out the door, probably Frimpong, and Ralston will move because not getting a sniff and needs games.
Welsh to go on loan.

Broony and Dembele definite, and one of Calmac/Ryan likely to go. Soro will probably move as no playing time. Won’t fork out again for Moi loan.
Tam might say time to move to the A league.
Henderson needs to start playing , loan looks probable.

Upfront Eddy and Griff will go. The former one year too late, the latter won’t pass a current professional managers sniff test and frankly won’t be the fans most fav person after failing to be prepared.
Klimala needs to play, and I can see a loan to Polish league for him if new guy doesn’t rate him enough to give minutes.

Sure to stay I believe,
El Hamed,

Summary – major rebuild needed 😉

December 9, 2020 6:08 pm

That 4th official last night who referred to someone as being ‘black’. The terminology ‘black’ is acceptable and preferred eg. Black Lives Matter. So why the uproar? My first question would be why was a person’s skin colour mentioned in the first place?

Mike in Toronto
December 9, 2020 6:49 pm


I dont see that type of clear out happening. Firstly, if other clubs get the sense that you are fire-selling everyone, prices drop. And the more people you let go, the more you have to pay to replace them. Not a favourite activity of our Board.

Plus, and most importantly, doing that would be an admission that there has been a major cock up at the club …and not just by the manager. And that will not happen.

On that note … friendly wager? next xmas, PL will still be in his present position? I say absolutely.

cosy corner bhoy
December 9, 2020 6:56 pm

How the Chief Executive/Director of Football can envisage NFL improving on his results never mind clawing back the Govan Works X1 defies belief!
He doesn’t even react to events on the park whilst in play and his mantra for subs is none before 67 preferably 70 minutes. Laxalt on Sunday was injury driven. Should have been a red card red car red card also.
Unfortunately our manager is a numpty tactically and out CE is just a numpty.