Get It Right Next Time


Canny beat a bit of Gerry Rafferty over the morning cornflakes,eh?

MAHE and family are hitting the trail for both the Easter weekend and wee Fionnuala’s third birthday,so I’m afraid you are stuck with me for the weekend article. And at a time of major flux at the club,there isn’t very much actually happening for us to discuss!

Or is there?

Yesterday gave us rumours of an imminent white smoke moment,the announcement of a new manager. Our own version of a Good Friday Agreement,though that may be in bad taste given recent disputes on the site. As I write this,no announcement has been made officially,and in truth I didn’t expect one to be,not based on that rumour. As far as I am aware,it is against Covid regulations to travel for interview as Eddie Howe is alleged to have done,and Celtic more than any other club have good reason to stay within both the spirit and the letter of those.

So,no. I didn’t believe those rumours at the time of his appearance at Celtic Park,negotiations can easily be done by phone or Zoom,etc,and the finer details can easily be thrashed out then too,or via e-mail. That doesn’t alter the fact,of course,that I don’t think that we should be considering the appointment of a manager until he has been up to the ground,the training pitch,maybe met a delegation of the players and staff just to get a feel of the place. I don’t think I’m the only person to have walked into a workplace for the first time and got a heavy hit of the Moriarty Negative Waves,and that’s why I finally got wise about it and asked for a wee tour of my workplace before I ever took a new job.

Trust me,that is not possible under current restrictions,and the last thing I would want from a new manager is for him to walk into his new workplace and think-this isnae for me! Due diligence works both ways,we have to get the right man for the job,while the new man has to know that the job is for him. Think back to the “I am the CEO of Bobo Balde” comment,and this appointment is crucial to us,and has to be a perfect fit for both the club and any new manager.

But will that new manager be Eddie Howe,as the dogs on the street are telling us? Well,it certainly seems so. I have long been fascinated by his career,where-aside from an impossible few months at Burnley-he took a minnow from the brink of relegation from The English League to the upper parts of The Premier League inside a decade,from the unlikely age of 32yo. I thought his side were desperately unlucky to be relegated last season,there were plenty of times during the last game of the season where they were in 16th or 17th place but at the end of the ninety minutes,they were in the bottom three,down and out.

And Eddie Howe fell on his sword,42yo with a young family and probably thought that it was the right time to take a break,recharge the batteries. Picked a bad bloody time for it though! Of the big clubs,only Chelsea have changed their manager this year,and I’m pretty sure that they only did so because their preferred candidate had recently become available. No coincidence for me that Lampard got the elbow as soon as Tuchel became available. So Howe was never in the running for that job,and the others quite simply haven’t opened up for him. The Tottenham job will probably be available soon enough,but when? And he is hardly a shoe-in for that. The big four in the North West look stable under their current regimes,and Arsenal appear to be doubling down on Arteta. Few of the other teams are attractive either,and the potential suitors there like Leeds,Wolves,Villa,Newcastle are unlikely to bin the boss under current circumstances.

I don’t think he ever wants to see the A666 to Burnley again,and so the only option for a manager that I genuinely hold in high regard is Crystal Palace!

I am being won over by the argument that Eddie Howe will be our new manager,and as I have said,I hold him in high esteem for the miracle that he created at Bournemouth. Our club seem to have learned a number of lessons from the dying days of the Lawwell era,and that it is dangerous to leave one man with so much control over every aspect of a football club. I believe that he is an outstanding young coach,and if he is allowed to do his job while other people provide the assistance for him that is in their job description,we will have a man who can match the achievements of a Martin O’Neill or Brendan Rodgers.

We should move heaven and earth to make it happen,but I don’t think we will have broken covid restrictions yesterday to shift things along!!!

Above article by BMCUWP

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April 3, 2021 4:11 am

Last week of The Twisty Naps competition!

Aye,I know it’s April…

April 3, 2021 4:18 am

One for my fenian friend Petec.
Thanks to you Fenians of the Rock

April 3, 2021 4:19 am
April 3, 2021 4:21 am

I’ll leave you with this…

An elderly man lay dying in his bed. While suffering agonies on his way to his final moment, he suddenly smells the aroma of his favourite scones wafting up the stairs.

He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning on the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, gripping the wall, he slowly makes it to the kitchen.

There, piled on a tray are his favourite scones.

Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of love from his devoted wife of sixty years, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in rumpled posture.

His aged and withered hand trembled towards a scone at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked by his wife with a wooden spoon……

‘F*** off’ she said, ‘they’re for the funeral!

April 3, 2021 4:24 am

Garry – we have to play Pool again soon – fuck them and their laws.

Thanks for taking me to the Sunday service in kirkcaldy, the Polish Priest was Amazing and he spoke from the heart.

April 3, 2021 4:25 am

We appoint Eddie Howe and we will live to regret it.
The guy’s last achievement was to get his team relegated. Never won a thing in his life. Famous for signing expensive duds. Famous for having a sieve defence.
Perfect fit? Eh?
FFS Howe would be a bigger disaster than Lennon second spell.

April 3, 2021 4:30 am


Its mad here as I am awoken by sausages middle of the night… making me Hank before even waking.

Thankfully, I might be working from home soon and can sort the trivial things.

April 3, 2021 4:32 am

Puff puff
April 3, 2021 4:36 am

I love kirkcaldy ..the free food after the hockey game was amazing and a free pint ..didn’t drink back then so passed to a team mate .

April 3, 2021 4:43 am

Outwith Glasgow, Kirkcaldy is my favourite place. My precious baby Ryan was born there. He is a Fifer and Celtic supporter. He also supports his home town team and has a Raith Rovers shirt he wears with pride when they play.
Was happy when they humped Dunfermline there. Worried me was how poor Henderson and McInroy were for the Pars.

April 3, 2021 4:49 am

Ryan and I got tickets for Chemical Brothers at TRNSMT Sunday. Get tickets. This will be visual/audio mind blowing. When I saw them in Spain, they blew my mind

April 3, 2021 4:50 am

Don’t G -Thang.

April 3, 2021 4:56 am

These Chemical Brothers bhoys will blow Glasgow Green away. Cannae fuckin wait for a gig again

April 3, 2021 4:58 am

One of my best friends latterly…. is a 64 year old person Who should take an amazing Company package but wullnae because he is a Workaholic.

John is a decent Rangers Supporter. Sevco he knows.

April 3, 2021 5:02 am

You expecting a Gig again soon Garry……..

Oh here we go Climate hangec – yousee

Earth Worship Touching down.

Invert the Pyramid.

The Externalisation of the Hierarchy.

Nike were happy to go along for a while.


Puff puff
April 3, 2021 5:02 am

Night night timland sleep well .


April 3, 2021 5:08 am

Nike allowed it to go mainstream news.


We are in a Battle, thankfully Garry is STRONG.

April 3, 2021 5:09 am

God rest Keith Flint’s soul. Still no got over his sad death.

April 3, 2021 5:12 am

Ephesians 6…….. the following is nothing like it.

We wrestle no aboot flesh or Blood but aboot Spiritual wickedness in lofty places.

April 3, 2021 5:17 am

Our dream my friend.

April 3, 2021 5:18 am

G-Thang, the bad wan wants Everyone he can get. He is in his Element right now.

Annoyed about so much. Hail Hail Bro.

April 3, 2021 5:26 am

I really miss oor Jamesie Bhoy fae Belfast. Wish he would start posting here. My son and I love the bhoy.

April 3, 2021 5:29 am

My time is going.

Seal is Madeleine Albright with his Sonic the Hedge Funded Hogs.

April 3, 2021 5:35 am

Beelzebub disnae like that info spread aboot Pete.
He prefers the sheep think he disnae exist.

April 3, 2021 5:35 am

Jamesie will see us all soon.

He is genuine and Falls in Love…. Like we All do.

April 3, 2021 5:37 am

Bottom Line……

Jerusalem is Ohmega.

April 3, 2021 5:38 am

Apparently alpha 2!!!!!

April 3, 2021 5:42 am

By twist of fate, got tickets for Liam Gallagher for Leeds and Glasgow this year.
Love this song to his big brother Noel who he misses and loves so much.

April 3, 2021 5:42 am

Kick on EP

April 3, 2021 5:46 am

The Global Governance has no sympathy Garry.

Useful idiots being used i.e. Party politicians.

Like a swing but not even that now.

Populace conditioned so much.

April 3, 2021 5:48 am

One of the best ever Songs…..

April 3, 2021 5:56 am

Don’t know your location tonight Pete?
My living room windae in Dalmuir faces due West. I am experiencing an amazing sunrise wi my windae open listening to beautiful bird song as the sun comes up. Warm morning too. Magic

April 3, 2021 6:02 am

Bit of calm the soul blues track by the King of Blues.

April 3, 2021 6:09 am

The Mighty Doors

April 3, 2021 6:10 am

Dumbarton again G-Thang.

Jesus Christ is our FREEDOM.

April 3, 2021 6:12 am

Its just a flesh wound!!!!

Paul McStay.

April 3, 2021 6:15 am

The Maestro gave Everything for Celtic. He deserved so much more.

April 3, 2021 6:17 am

Aff tae ma pit Pete.
Leave you this one my friend.
Wigan genius RA.

April 3, 2021 6:27 am

Thank You Garry.

Ricardo is a Genius, I know a dude in Dalmuir who has his own mind and he is notafraid to Exercise it.

Wondering where to settle for a little time, Dumbarton is obvious, East Kilbride too….. I keep checking oot Dalmuir on rightmove.


April 3, 2021 6:31 am
April 3, 2021 7:08 am

Take a hoose in Dalmuir. You will be surrounded by like minded fenian neebors. No many huns here.

April 3, 2021 8:11 am

Had to stay up late tonight to get through all the music ,but have to say Joan Baez was my most enjoyable. Don’t know much about Howe but if he can organize a defence at corners and free kicks we will have at least a 20 point improvement

Bada Bing
April 3, 2021 8:30 am
April 3, 2021 8:39 am

The last 3 mins of that training session were the most interesting in regards to what a training session should look like.

big packy
April 3, 2021 8:46 am

BOBBY, if eddie howe is coming he should be allowed to bring his own backroom staff with him, if what im hearing is true, and they are sticking with kennedy and strachan, same old same old ,not for me. aff oot dugwalking.H.H.

Cosy Corner Bhoy
April 3, 2021 8:53 am

BadaBing1: I think the bus pass could be getting an outing on the second day of the ‘Freedom’ period!
I would go there the first day but would be wasting good drinking time travelling.😀

Bada Bing
April 3, 2021 9:15 am

Twists- he will be shocked by the fitness levels for a start, Dalglish is there at the end of the session

Bada Bing
April 3, 2021 9:33 am

Give McGregor a new 4 year deal, top money, make him captain

April 3, 2021 9:42 am

This is brilliant.
50 years ago, This was Polydor ‘s rejection letter to Roxy Music.
The last couple of paragraphs, had me laughing out loud, wonderful.

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