You dont know what you’re doing!

The much awaited January review came to a mysterious end yesterday.
Mysterious for having already been fully conducted, having zero on the field impact, and lastly in it’s ‘unofficial’ official ending.


The outlets chosen are well known to be the PLCs favourites, who may or may not be softening us up for an official statement on the subject or not, but when they both say almost the same thing on the same day you can rest assured it has backing from on high.
This selective leaking I find unbecoming.


Then we have the fact it’s concluded. The month isn’t out for starters, but there’s little more anyone could learn anyways, we are bad and everyone knows it. We can’t beat Livingston these days given a double chance, and won’t win the cup either.
Since the announcement of a review we have regressed further, which makes inaction simply staggering because at this rate second is far from guaranteed.


‘No one we want available’ is quite the return for EPL wages I must say. It’s the laziest, arrogant, head in the sand excuse that goes shows the savvy of our custodians, how little they actually know or maybe care.
Never mind having been given 9 million smackers for the last trio in the dugout, which is a fortune and could buy out most managers on the planet in this current financial climate, half that would probably land our guy.
No one decent that would come work with Peter may be closer to the truth, truth being a dirty word in Scottish football.


Look at the consequences of this decision.
The season renewals come out in March, by which time we might be either officially ex Champions and/or in a scrap for second.
Murphy’s Law dictates the derby game in March shall see us lose our title to them at our midden, with Fredo scoring against us just to rub it in, blame Murphy not me.
March, April, and May now face the potential of being a nightmarish few months for Tims worldwide, the act of being heavily scunnered leading to online spats, a fanbase without a clear direction hurting deep down looking to channel their anger and not implode.
Fans who will have witnessed their club sink to depths never before seen, will be receiving their season ticket renewals and then I assume the threat of losing that seat to the waiting list if they don’t ‘renew immediately’.
You can imagine how those letters will be received now, either returned to sender with a note to do one, or just burnt in disgust. They will be lucky to see half take up I believe.


Not only that, we now can’t say for sure there will be a new man in the dugout, after all we now have it confirmed Lenny will do if there’s no better target available.
So it stands to reason if we can’t find ‘our guy’ it’s stick with Lenny.
That’s not going to shift the VSTs and they’ve backed themselves into a corner with this ‘as you were’ decision.


Given that we have the unofficial news there will be an overhaul of the footballing operations in the summer, perhaps waiting until then makes sense, but alongside that route should come an interim to halt the freefall, steady the ship. With the relationships between manager, support, and board deteriorating who knows how much the next OMG event will damage us, or will there be one that breaks the camels back seeing crowds at the barricades again?
Don’t bet against it. That’s the risk the PLC are taking.


A PLC that deserve a summer clear out for overseeing the biggest embarrassment of a title defence in our history and as we see are totally incapable of an orderly transition as they leave the footballing operations side of the business in absolute tatters needing a complete rebuild, and a mistrusting support who for the most part either cant or won’t fully pony up again.


New guy has one hell of a job in front of them. They themselves may correctly state I wasn’t involved and wouldn’t have made some of the previous decisions, pleading for a clean slate asking us all to move on but it’s not that simple, fool me once and all that.
For starters if it’s Junior Desmond the puppet master merely switching puppets isn’t going to fool us, and indeed we will just end up right back here again at so e stage only with more pent up frustration to unleash.
Even if a fresh face we can’t just issue automatic trust as what’s to stop the PLC throwing us a stooge every ten years until he’s found out, then next guy says ‘wasn’t me’ and we all start the same dance again.
Trust can be built up through actions next time, not words.


No matter what way its sliced and diced, next season looks bad already. Half the squad want away (for much less than what they should be worth) and we have a new CEO (surely) trying to find his feet and a new manager of sufficient quality to shift VSTs at the same time.
However the biggest often cruellest games of the season also reside very early season, and are usually a bridge to far in normal circumstances,,failing to navigate them next year would deal out the double whammy of hurting new guy just as he starts the job with little tools at his disposal, and hurting the season ticket sales due to having lost some of their attention. Should the champions elect strengthen looking likely to repeat this seasons task, some will opt out sensing a forlorn season ahead.
A proper manager brought in now with a restructuring remit would have peaked supporter interest and is the correct footballing and corporate decision, perhaps the uptake in sales due to his arrival could have offset a lot of his costs.
How this has escaped those in the Kerrydale Street corridors of power is beyond this simple Irishman.


All that time and money, and they can’t come up with a plan.
And its you should behave!
Give them nothing but your contempt for unlike their wages they’ve earned it.


Finally, a plea from a man who doesnt make pleas to the many lurkers. Please consider jumping aboard, some more posters would really help the site move to the next level.


Above by Mahe

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January 23, 2021 5:21 am
January 23, 2021 5:22 am
January 23, 2021 7:30 am

Absolutely spot on. Right now, it’s almost impossible to see how things get better. Few in the support, other than the most desperate board apologists, believe that we’re going to do anything more than replace Lennon with a cheap “project” manager, if we replace him at all. Faced with a future filled with nothing but a succession of low grade managers and uninspiring signings, how long before there’s routinely less than 10,000 (post restrictions) inside Celtic Park? It could even be as soon as the season after next. This is feeling more and more like the end. Time to rise up.

Simple place to start would be to boycott CQN and back sites like Sentinel Celts.

big packy
January 23, 2021 8:18 am

before we replace neil lennon, we need to replace the whole tory board, any new manager would still be polishing pistol petes shoes, LAWWELL GTF, you are ruining my club, and that is definitely a true story.H,H,

January 23, 2021 8:36 am

Packy, imagine a world without Covid, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson & the Tories, Dermot Desmond & Peter Lawwell at Celtic.
One down 4 to go!

big packy
January 23, 2021 8:41 am

MORNING JIM, yes we can but hope, its bloomin snawing doon here, im thinking im back in glenboag, im talking like a native, wee joan canny unerstaun whit am saying, sassenach,.another true story😍

January 23, 2021 8:44 am

Don’t worry Packy, we can understaun ye oan here!

big packy
January 23, 2021 8:46 am

JIM, im goany get ma sledge oot and the dugs can pul me doon the road😍

January 23, 2021 8:47 am

LOL 🙂 Get some pictures of that posted on here!

big packy
January 23, 2021 8:49 am

JIM OK, who fancies a snawbaw, fight let me know😍

January 23, 2021 8:50 am

Happy 50th Birthday to my good friend, Hamilton Tim.
Have as good a day as possible, buddy.💚

January 23, 2021 8:50 am

I will get my tin hat on , but from what I have read if the PLC want to make changes at Board Level it probably has to be announced to the Stockmarket before we hear about it,as it could change the stock value. So the favourite channels and writers will know when everyone knows
I would take a Shamrock, of Ross Desmond, Roy Keane as DOF, and Damien Duff as Manager. Duff as manager because I think the players can relate and listen to him,and also Damien will stand up to Keane, and Keane because he will stand up to the Board. Keane has unfinished business in Football and commentary does not fill the void
Ross because he can prove himself as a good businessman, and if the stories about his love for Celtic are true it will not be work for him ,, he will get the same pleasure from running Celtic his old man gets from playing golf
Start throwing I have a thick skin ,but the above is an improvement on what we have now.

January 23, 2021 8:51 am


big packy
January 23, 2021 9:01 am

happy hoopy birthday to hamilton tim 👍

January 23, 2021 9:02 am

Thetic, there’s some rationale in there! Plus it couldn’t be any worse than what we have at the moment LOL 🙂

January 23, 2021 9:16 am

Happy 50th Birthday to my good friend, Hamilton Tim.
Have as good a day as possible, buddy.💚
50 ?? Is that what he told you JnP ? :o)

Happy birthday HT if the pubs were open I would have bought you a pint ( nae luck)))))

January 23, 2021 9:37 am

The Gombeen Man

Previous blog.

A prominent QC having also reported on EBTs/5WA etc and Rangers for the SFA…(no further action.)

Can you remind me of who he is?

Somewhere I have the statement the SFA issued justifying not going back to revisit LNS.

There was a part quoting QC advice and from memory he made reference to older ebts but had no more to go on. I found that incredible that no one was able to say they were unlawful at the time so either he knew about the detail and ignored or the detail was kept from him.

If I have a name he could always be asked….

January 23, 2021 9:39 am

Hamilton Tim
Happy birthday to you.

Hope you have a lovely day.

January 23, 2021 9:48 am

He was getting it tight last night, for being a Robson Greene look alike. 😯

January 23, 2021 9:55 am

The blogs on here provoke thought not division. Another good one today.

To put Celtic right, as in the finances to make us top dog again, but more than that a team that can hold it’s own in Europe, we beat Lazio in Rome last season ffs, is going to need a lot of cash and it’s not going to come from the support.

Even to become top domestic dog will came at a higher cost as long as SFA referees are hand picked to be bigger game changers than Rangers best players.

Then we are further handicapped by the amount of money that funders of Rangers are prepared to lose to make them top dog.

So where is the money going to come from and how much is needed?

I wonder how much of the above has been taken into account in the analysis? In short how deep are DDs pockets?

Will he dig deep or get out of a loss making business?

It all boils down to that and the rest about the football side reshaping is a sham if DD is not prepared to finance it.

How much does he put in to drive up share price and get his money back by then selling to another billionaire who will like DD be in it for the money.

Sad intit?

The Gombeen Man
January 23, 2021 9:58 am

Gordon 64,

The common denominator I’d suggest is money/power. All of the traditions are about the control of money and power.
Including the OF.
The problem is that the majority seem comprised and unable to or fearful of telling the truth.


Don’t you hate coincidences?


Happy Birthday to Hamilton Tim.

Till later,

January 23, 2021 10:03 am

He was getting it tight last night, for being a Robson Greene look alike. 😯
More like Robson Greene wae a doin 😁
Happy Birthday HT 🎉🍾🥂👍


January 23, 2021 10:15 am

Hamilton Tim

Happy birthday.

To make it clear I was not having a go at you as the messenger of the Committee decision before Christmas.

I was having a go at the reasons given particularly as I had provided suggestions to the Chair on 2 occasions before that Committee meeting.that differed significantly from those you reported

I can see how a misconception arose on Res12 and I’ve explained it to the Chair and I’m hoping that matters can be ironed out before the general meeting on Tuesday.

Have a good day, one at a time.

January 23, 2021 10:20 am

Big Packy loadsa snaw in Frodsham anaw

Also, am I the only one that’s looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend because we aren’t playing. Can’t believe I really am happy to think that I won’t have to watch my team. I don’t have the stomach to face up to another 90 minutes of the “football” that we have been serving up.

January 23, 2021 10:21 am

C.T. 10.03.

January 23, 2021 10:41 am

Mahe, maybe I’m jumping the gun but this ‘January Review’ must be one of the biggest non events in Celtic’s history. Neither did it need to be a rushed job! The need for a review has been evidenced for months at least. As you said: All that time and money, and they can’t come up with a plan.

January 23, 2021 10:49 am

The Gombeen Man

The SPL announcement is the one in my memory.

On rereading I’m going to disagree with Moynihan ( I know I know)

By limiting his advice to registration issue and no rules in exitence in them to prosecute Rangers use of ebts he is either ignoring Art5 of SFA rules requiring clubs to act in good faith to fellow members or that Article was not part of SFA or SPL articles during the 10 years Rangers used ebts.

He does mention the full range not covered aspect which I think is the DOS ebts but sticks to the absence of registration rules not covering Rangers use of all ebts.

I know all about Art 5 because I thought if unlawful ebts used to gain advantage what rule would cover it and found Art5 in SFA rules.

If I could find out how long Art 5 has been in SFA rules and SPL rules for I think it was added much later he could be asked why he ignored Art5 if SPL were subservient to SFA rules which they are always.

Who could do the asking though?

Did Celtic ask the question I just did or did they really want LNS buried. See 9 Jan 2018 e mail on the Res12 Archive.

On the other link I’m not getting the connection to Moynihan’s role in SFA statement.and Moynihan defending the Lord Advocate’ s position of not having to pay up other than generally he knows where bodies are buried?

January 23, 2021 10:55 am

Here is a thought provoker.

Are Celtic a member of the commercial football business that embrace the biggest European clubs like Bayern Baracelona Real Madrid Liverpool Man City Juventus etc or are Celtic really a big community club and the stress factor is the support being the latter but wanting to be part of the former?

Think about it. Lol

January 23, 2021 10:58 am

Auldheid, can we not be both? 🙂

If the ‘big community club’ members were also shareholders.

Jobo Baldie
January 23, 2021 11:09 am

Knock, knock….

January 23, 2021 11:12 am

Who’s there…come on in and enjoy!!

January 23, 2021 11:16 am

Welcome Jobo! Although I seem to remember you have been on before? 🙂

January 23, 2021 11:19 am

Morning Gents

Decided to follow Mahe’s rallying cry and jump aboard.
I gave up contributing to the other site years ago, when the editorial writing policy was on the wall.

A successful Celtic didn’t need my platitudes but an ailing one might need my support , if only to add to the numbers, via a concerned and non conflicted outlet such as this.


January 23, 2021 11:20 am

CFC, you’re very welcome! 🙂

btw, A Thing Of Beauty isn’t a Gent LOL.
And Senga.

January 23, 2021 11:29 am

Thanks jtt
I’ve followed SC in tandem with others.

The tide just hasn’t changed it has withdrawn far off shore.
Just a question of waiting for the inevitable Tsunami to hit.


January 23, 2021 11:31 am

Gave up Celtic tv 2 seasons ago but every match day i was in a quandary and gleefully watched whatever livestream that i could find with the game on.
This season i still put on but it’s in the background as i go about doing other chores.
Like you said a weekend without a game is relaxing.
I have watched Celtic no matter how good or bad they were because i thought they had a cause i believed in.
But the stench of corruption and collusion with our enemies combined with a poor team and abysmal coach who was appointed for the wrong reasons it has gone to far.
Celtic in it’s present form is not something i will miss.

January 23, 2021 11:47 am


Please sign,and share via Twitter,Facebook,etc.

January 23, 2021 11:48 am

Dig deep please if you can,folks. Posted by a good Tim in memory of his 25yo son.

January 23, 2021 11:48 am

Jobo – CFC


If you introduce 5 friends on here Mahe and Bobby each give you £50.

January 23, 2021 11:48 am




January 23, 2021 11:58 am

The worst case scenario:

Rangers continue their good European form and progress past the group stages of the Champions League. They will earn millions and millions of pounds which will more than cover the millions they have been losing to catch up with us. Thus they will grasp the golden opportunity we have by stupidity and amateurism thrown away – never being prepared for the most important Champions League qualifiers in July/ August. If we continue as we are going then it will be the same scenario and we will be lucky to qualify for the Europa League, once more passing up the chance of the only place a team from a smaller league can make serious money. There will be the usual exodus of our best players to cover the gap in revenue due to no Euro money – this time we will need it to stop having serious losses. Apathy and anger among the support. Rangers go from strength to strength with their Euro money and we are left behind.

The best case scenario:

We make big changes to the management , coaching, PLC, scouting etc. Get big cash injection. Players and supporters rejuvenated. Best players decide to stay and have a crack at Europe. I understand that second place ( please God we can hang on ) now get into the Champions League qualifiers next league. We do well in Europe and Rangers don’t. We go from strength to strength and leave them behind.

I know which scenario we all want, but not too optimistic at the moment!

January 23, 2021 12:06 pm


It really is getting more and more difficult to explain Clusterfuck20/21 as a mere blip,or even as A Series of Unfortunate Events. Not even our incumbents’ record of incompetence comes close.

And it is virtually impossible to explain as all being part of a Grand Plan,given that long manifestation of incompetence over the years. Because if they tried to effect a screw-up on this scale,we would have walked the bloody league!

Quite honestly,by the time I’ve stopped scratching my head over all of this,CST,Res 12/AULDHEID,AWENAW’s theories from earlier in the week,etc,I’m gonna have a strange looking bald patch there. The more I add it up,the further I get from the answer; the more I analyse it all,the more I need analysis myself!

I haven’t got a scooby what is going on,what has gone wrong and why. But the worrying thing is that our leaders clearly don’t either-but are prepared to persevere with things as they are. And for this,we have to thank the highest-paid employee in the history of the club,sitting on his hands for £25k a week plus bonuses.

So for the last four months in particular-when everyone had seen the wheels flying off in all directions-he has picked up the thick end of half a million quid plus a jolly to Dubai,and all we have to show for it in return is a train wreck of an interview?!!!

This site has never made any secret of its low estimation of Lawwell’s worth or ability. Surely now everyone sees our emperor naked,and doesn’t like the view either.

January 23, 2021 12:08 pm


But MAGS is!!!

January 23, 2021 12:13 pm

JOBO,CFC and belatedly to THOMAS

Welcome aboard,chaps. Good to have you and your views.


January 23, 2021 12:25 pm

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPY Birthday to Hamiltontim

Bada Bing
January 23, 2021 12:27 pm

Hoopy Birthday HT,a True Celt

Bada Bing
January 23, 2021 12:29 pm

Jobo- what’s weather like there?

January 23, 2021 12:34 pm


sorry , for me that would be a frightening prospect ; Keane post playing days is a joke (serial failure in managerial/ ass managerial positions ) . Can we not STOP with the almost ” must be Irish ” thing . I’m from Irish roots ( all 4 G/parents Irish) and I’m proud of this , but I want the BEST people ( most qualified ) for Celtic both on and off the park and Ireland ain’t exactly a hotbed for football related talent right now (BR aside – and we constructively dismissed him- oh the irony ! )

Anyways 🙂 according to CQN they’re looking for a sort of ” Deila Mk 2 ” . Yes , I know …….??? – as they say ” you couldn’t make it up ” !

Jobo Baldie
January 23, 2021 12:39 pm

Thanks for the welcome, friends. All I want is someone who can (a) coach players to be better, (b) understand tactics and be able to react quickly when Plan A isn’t working and (c) give younger players a chance, whenever possible – don’t introduce a player (let’s call him Welsh), see that he’s the best defender on the park and then drop him for the next game. Nationality, previous allegiances, etc etc matter not a jot to me.

Awe Naw
January 23, 2021 12:39 pm


reply from last night

It´s already started

Gerry Moynihan QC for the Lord Advocate said the prosecution was not malicious and was not an abuse of process in this case.

“The decision of the court is accepted. The argument is nonetheless that there was probable cause. It was a proper exercise, a proper function of the discharge of the exercise of the Lord Advocate to raise a case that was thought to have merit, even though it ultimately fails on relevancy,” he said.

“A case is fit or suitable to be put to court if it is statable, if it is arguable. The fact the argument fails doesn’t mean there has been a waste of the courts time and an abuse of process. “Quite the opposite. It is a proper use of the function of the court.

“I am simply saying there was probable cause to put this into court.”

The reply from Monyihan is pure hun whataboutery Trumpesque fake news and performed in a Scottish court of law to a Judge. Flowery language deliberately meant for bamboozlement and obfuscation but clearly a deceptive lying cunt. An invitation for a Judge to go down a semantic lane. Will it be accepted?

Far more interesting though is that his reply is a concession. Clearly the decision to prosecute was way beyond tenuous and any judge will destroy his reputation by accepting this argument. The question though is why prosecute on such a flimsy basis ?

My question is, Is Monyihan’s concession an acceptance that they have been caught and want to reduce the amount of compensation that the instigated CPF fraud in the hope that it will all go away and reduce any further investigation into their criminal activities ?

Also you refer to the cases having been brought about as a favour/attempt to clear SDM name whereas I would suggest it was brought about to help SDM compensate his accomplices with the great switcherooni.

The fact that;
the SNP government, in particular Nicola Sturgeon as this all happened on her watch and her choice of Lord Advocate
The Crown Procurator Fiscal
Police Scotland

Where the architects of these malicious prosecution should all be brought to account.

Why the Government, The Judiciary, Police Scotland, The SFA used their privileged positions to compensate SDM´s compliant accomplices by providing multi million pound damages from the public purse so that he and his previous accomplices could be suitably compensated at our expense is what needs to be investigated and every Celtic fan that votes should be taking this up with their local MP first before calling for anyone´s job at Celtic Park/Lennoxtown

It is not the PLC´s job to clean up public corruption. You are the public you have to do it.

8 year may have passed but everyone involved in the switcherooni walked away with millions or became a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

We should be told why these public bodies thought it was ok to spend literally billion(s) on saving face for SDM we ( My Ma who has never watched a game of football in her life 67 excepted and you ) have spent more than SDM´s worth to protect his name and prevent Police Scotland from doing what they are well paid for.. maintaining public order

The witch burning has to stop and becoming a bit more savvy is a must for Celtic fans for the future.

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