Dont You Want Me, Baby?

Morning,all.
 
 
I suppose I should be used to this by now-in fact,I’m getting bloody sick of it-but once again we have conspired to shoot ourselves in the foot. This time it is over the non-appointment of a new manager,one who I thought would have been ideal for us but who has declined to sign on the dotted line for as yet undisclosed reasons.
 
 
We can all speculate,of course,as to what those reasons might have been. Various suggestions have been offered,such as he was stringing us along all the time anyway,or that he would not come without certain members of his trusted back room staff. Alternatively that the transfer budget and strategy weren’t to his liking,nor was the structure of the club which involved a Director of Football. Salary and bonuses on offer have also been suggested as a sticking point.
 
 
The only thing I can say for certain about it all is that we will never know the true reason why we never got this over the line,nor will we ever know why it took till such a late stage for the deal to collapse.
 
 
“There I was,waiting at the church…”
 
 
Less than five years ago,we took on the might of Manchester City home and away in the Champions League. Two draws which could easily have been two famous victories against the club recognised as the best in Europe. Tonight,their many admirers around the globe will tune in to watch them play in The Champions League Final. How divergent our paths have been in those fifty-odd months,as we lurch from one disaster to another while still proclaiming ourselves to be a well-run club.
 
 
This board couldn’t run a bath. And don’t let them near the bloody showers either.
 
 
Depending on whether your own last straw was the disaster against Ferencvaros or the one the following month,the abject capitulation at home to the huns,it has been clear for eight or nine months that a new manager was needed. The board sat on their hands. Eventually even they were forced to act-in February,over three months ago.
 
 
A well-run club would not have reached that point,of course-but things can go wrong,even at the highest level. Many of the top teams in the game have announced the departure of their manager this season. All bar Tottenham have had their replacement announced within days. And we all know how Daniel Levy is viewed in the game in England and Europe. With the same disdain that Lawwell is viewed here,and for similar reasons too-can’t stick to what he’s bloody good at,thinks he knows more about the game than the football management side,can’t keep his intercourse fingers away from a situation.
 
 
Bloody hell,we are a laughing stock! Six weeks away from our opening games with no sign of a DoF,a manager,a backroom team. Not a clue which players will be available for our managerial Plan B,C or Z to select from. A lame duck CEO being shadowed by his replacement who isn’t yet judged competent to do the bloody job himself,and a board filled with brown-nosing nonentities who have been around for so long that they need carbon-dating.
 
 
And turned down by a manager who got relegated less than a year ago,and who got bloody homesick just from moving as far north as Burnley.
 
 
It’s good to know that for the eighteen long bloody years that the smartest guy in the room has been in charge of our club,our income has largely stagnated and the quality of player on the pitch has fallen off a cliff. He will almost definitely leave the club in a month,and he will leave behind a worse squad than the one inherited by Charles Green after the liquidation of Rangers.
 
 
That’s right. The huns went bust,and the basket of assets still included better than our well-run club has now.
 
 
I could f…..g weep.
 
******
 
Above article by BMCUWP

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James Burns

Totally agree, talk about asleep at the wheel!!!
Time we sorted the board out… Tory Bankier and the Labour stooge Wilson… get shot for a start… I’m away for a weep….

Noel Skytrot

If the incompetents don’t come up with something soon we’re in big trouble. People are getting angry.

thetic

In my day Sophia Loren,Raquel Welch, and Brigitte Bardot were beauties, could you imagine being married to one of them and she loves you ,but walks out because you do not show her any respect.
Could you imagine in the background picture of Celtic Park being full of 64000 faithful supporters ,and they walk out because the Board does not treat them with respect. unbelievable but its happening

Noel Skytrot

No manager, no definitive signing policy, depleted squad, total disconnect from the supporters, uncertainty over being allowed back into the stadium, but give us yer hard earned cash you’ve saved up for season tickets whilst working all the way throughout the pandemic. Away and take a fuck to yourselves.

big packy

great article bobby, as you know i weep at anything, so im with you on that😎but you know what, there will still be celtic supporters waiting to buy season tickets because they want to see us play the glesga rainjurs,for feck sake give these charlatans nothing,, a bunch of tory masonic bassas, lets starve them out👍

Noel Skytrot

Positivity, its hard to find any at this time but we may be witnessing the end of the rot that has been festering within the club for a long time.

A thought, did the PLC know that off you fuck Eddie wasn’t coming to the club before season ticket renewals were sent out? If so, its an absolute disgrace that they would treat us in this manner. We’re losing our soul and the PLC either don’t give a fuck, or, they’re just hopeless. Demented at this time.

One Love and peace be found to all Sentinel Celts in a similar frame of mind. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

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NOELSKYTROT

I have no idea whether the club knew or even strongly suspected that Howe was gonna turn us down. But with that lot,nothing would surprise me.

Óglach

You have the ability to do something about the malaise at Celtic, but do you have the desire and will to do anything? That is the question. IMHO it is now down to those who tacitly support the regime by purchasing ST because that is what it is tantamount to, granted the reasons for purchasing ST are varied and in some instances deeply personal but It’s not as simple as stating ‘i’m supporting the team and not the board’ anymore it is way, way beyond that stage now. Time for radical change Bhoys & Ghirls and only you can make it happen.

auldheid

Oglach

I posted this on Twitter re your point about supporting the team/club and not The Board.

The “team” are not the Club and The Board are not the Holding Company. That is an idea that we scoff at when it comes from Ibrox. The Board are part of the team and the sooner the connection between Board performance & team performance is realised the sooner progress can be made.

Ps Jobo my name Aaaaauldheid was my sense of humour to put me at the front of the queue. 🙂

Noel Skytrot

Bobby, I would not trust them with anything. Surely they know what’s required, when they see 60,000 people engaging in high levels of emotional attachment at for instance a big European night when we give unrelenting support, surely they know just how much this means to us all, when we follow the team all around the globe, when we burst our balls trying to earn the money for season tickets, when we buy all the merchandise, when we get behind the charitable initiatives and all the other fantastic things we do due to our attachments to the club, surely they know. Yet here we are being treated like fecking lepers. It would drive you mad.

fan-a-tic

Pretty obvious that the plc are scouring online forums and blogs to set out their season ticket scam/strategy.
Some controlled bloggers and favored churnalists are actually using a mixture of scare tactics and reassurance all is well/normal scenarios to further their sales pitch.
I think a Celtic chat freeze for a week would be a way of causing them discomfort.
This blog is full of witty and knowledgable posters and there is plenty subjects and musical topics to keep the conversation flowing.
Don’t give the bastards the oxygen to keep them going.

Noel Skytrot

Oglach, I agree on the point that its those at the bottom that propagate change, never those at the top. I wish the support would come together and organise rather than agonise all the time.

fan-a-tic

Perhaps we are nearing a—– LET THEM EAT CAKE MOMENT?

Celtic Champs Elect

As an esteemed poster Kevjungle has been satisfied years

EMPTY THE FKN PARK

it’s humiliating being a Celtic supporter at this time this board have no idea of the hurt and pain they are inflicting on us I fkn hate them

Celtic Champs Elect

SAYING. PRED TXT GRRRRR

You have to give the PLC your admission money

or you won’t be allowed by the PLC to see your team

so stop playing with words because your cowardly.

The PLC already know that your cowardly why wouldn’t they?

Chris Sutton says he smells a rat! About what?

Was anybody actually in PL’s house during the fire?

Will the fire be used as an excuse to not bring in any

manager apart from John Kennedy?

Will PL be hoping to use the fire as a sympathy vote

from understanding easily played ST renewers?

This post will probably be deleted by daddies boy.

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Peter Lawwell and his wife were in the house at the time,and his daughter and her baby son were in the adjoining annexe directly above the burning cars.

If you really must rant,try to get your facts at least partly correct.

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And I’ve told you a hunner times about personal abuse. THAT is why your stuff frequently gets deleted.

Thetic

I don’t know how many sit on the board or committees let’s say 30 , are we going to let 30 tear apart what over 100 years of work and money our forefathers put into this club. There are 100s of thousands of us being led down the garden path by 30 people who are completely unaware of the power of the people. The Arab spring comes to mind, sometimes a movement gets a little motion and before you know it cannot be stopped We have leaders and pretty soon because of their ability they are going to end up front and Center of what will rightly be our Celtic Summer
Two that come to mind Auldheed and Jeanette Findlay who will be joined by other Celtic leaders, something the Board is missing, Brave Leaders

Big Audio Dynamite

Found the “Bomb” makers yet? Hmmm!

Big Audio Dynamite

Wait till next summer when a team that doesn’t exist will be heading for 3iar.

Scottish football, fuck me!

McCaff

Morning all, been off the site for a couple of days but to be honest a read back has shown zero change or positivity at the Club or on here…and that’s not a criticism by the way! The Eddie Howe news, although I’ve been with Garry on the “Why the feck would Eddie Howe be our next manager?” side of the argument, is disappointing on two fronts – 1/ His record for me was not what we needed at the moment, someone with a pedigree in developing youth AND European experience is required 2/ What kind of message is it sending out that after THREE FECKIN MONTHS of radio silence about a manager they tell us WHO THEY’RE NOT FECKIN SIGNING!! Gross incompetence and a sacking offence for ANYONE involved at any stage of discussions in this matter!!
Disgusting behaviour that defies belief!
And jeezo we thought Brendan was a snake! Eddie Howe isn’t looking too good in this situation either.
On a positive note, I’m happy to take a couple of numbers for the Euro Sweepstake – yin for McCaff and yin for J-Dog (my youngster).
Fitba at 12.15 kickoff today, local derby against a team that’s never beaten us…we’ve got 5 boys isolating due to Covid and a handful of injuries so we’ve got a couple of new signings and a triallist in the squad today! Wish us luck.

Big Audio Dynamite

If the support, as a whole, do absolutely nothing in the way of protest this summer, how can we expect anything to change going forward?

Keep doing what you’ve always done, and you’ll keep getting what you always got. (Or summit like that! 😀)

Leggy

McCaff,

Good luck with the football today.

HH 🍀🍀

Maestro Fan

Lawwell has been a malignant presence in our club from off. It’s not too strong to say I hate the man and all he stands for. He is a low life Tory bastard.

Dom McKay is already dead in the water. He has died by association. Needed to come in as his own man, not Lawwell Mk II.

Starve them out. The next few years are already a bust.

ASWGL

Today’s leader is a sad reflection of a once world famous, well coached, football club, and it saddens me to see this club go through such humiliation, the leader is a sombre read. I know it shouldn’t do so, but this part made me laugh.

“This board couldn’t run a bath. And don’t let them near the bloody showers either.”

Nicely put BMCUW

auldheid

Maestro Fan

I wouldn’t write off McKay who is still operating under the PL culture.

With regard to DD calling the shots McKay is not exactly powerless because of the circumstances.

In my working days I was asked by the second in command to move to his dysfunctional department to help make it function better.

I moved and introduced a small change to help staff. The Dept Head in a DD position questioned what I was up to. I explained but he was sceptical.

I left his office and went to second in command and told him if he didnt stop his boss from interfering I’d be looking to move out. I was brought in to do a job and I was going to do it my way.

Subsequently I got a reassurance the top guy would back off and in fact earned his respect by telling him nicely to eff off.

Can you imagine the consequences of McKay chucking it if his plans did not have support?

Of course McKay isnt me but I live in hope he has a set.

craig76

Sentinelcelts waiting for Lawwell in the showers

https://images.app.goo.gl/DHMGVLoHtq1dn4L27

Leggy

ASWGL/BMCUW,

Not unless it’s a Bobby Ewing shower !!!!!

The last year was terrible but it’s all a dream.

Thank feck. !!!

( Where’s my 10 inarow T shirt)

Oh wait a moment. ………..

Celtic1member1vote

https://twitter.com/TheCelticTrust/status/1398376160061530116?s=20

The Celtic Trust publicly saying the PLC Board and Execs are unfit for purpose.

There will be no more engagement with the PLC Board based on the contempt shown by the PLC Board to the Celtic Support.

The 1,200 Celtic Supporters in the Trust will have an opportunity shortly to discuss and propose what should happen next.

The Celtic Trust also calling on all Celtic Supporters and all Supporter groups to unite and come together and build a huge fan block base.

The 1,200 Celtic Supporter Trust Members are ordinary Supporters like you and I, and some are shareholders as well. We all care passionately about getting a better Celtic.

But we can’t do it on our own ..

Think about it this way, it’s like the fucking Alamo !!

If other Celtic Supporters expect only 1,200 Celtic Supporter Trust members to take on the PLC Board, the SFA, plus 50,000 at Ibrox, then it really is like the fucking Alamo !!

We need 50,000 Celtic Supporters to come together and make it a fair fight.

Complaining about it will do nothing, coming together and uniting is our only option.

Ask yourself every time you post on here, are you just complaining or are you actually doing something practical and helping to make change.

Sorry for the rant and the language, but a really horrible 9 year old football club, has just won the league and beaten us by 25 points and a goal difference of 30, and it pisses me off big time.

Please everyone do what you can and also please encourage others to do the same.

Thanks everyone .. Hail Hail.

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CELTIC1MEMBER1VOTE

I’m back down south tomorrow. I’ll get my membership sorted,and I’ll get a mail to that effect sent to the members of Swindon Shamrock CSC.

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If you don’t see your name on here,c& p the list and add to it.

*European Championships Charity Sweepstakes*

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Drew
A thing of beauty
Jobo Baldie
1 TimMalloy
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Friesdorfer
saltires in sevilla
Cosy Corner Bhoy
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big packy
St tams
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CFC
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BMCUWP

Cheers, that’s absolutely brilliant.

craig76

f you don’t see your name on here,c& p the list and add to it.

*European Championships Charity Sweepstakes*

Mahe
Mike In Toronto
Thetic
Leggy
Bobby Murdoch’s Curled-Up Winklepickers
Chalmersbhoy
Drew
A thing of beauty
Jobo Baldie
1 TimMalloy
jimthetim53
Friesdorfer
saltires in sevilla
Cosy Corner Bhoy
Celtic Champs Elect
big packy
St tams
Granny Macs Bhoy
CFC
Garry
Henrikschip
bada bing1
Celtic1member1vote
Gordon64
McCAFF
Paddy’s Maw
McCAFF,Jr.
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ASWGL

Bobby that must be an old list because these names are missing from it from yesterday.

MattyBhoy
Angel Gabriel
The Star Above The Crest
Raymac
Celtsforchange2021
Sol Kitts
voguepunter
ASWGL
Oglach
Aaaaaaaaldheid

And what paypal address do we send the donation to ?

Billy Bhoy

I’ve just come home from a wee golf staycation in St Andrews. Two days of perfect weather playing the Torrance and Eden courses.
I set off for home last night feeling pretty satisfied with myself – until I turned on the radio! What a sickening come down that was.

I’m really starting to fear for our club in the short term. Its very frustrating to feel this helpless and not being involved in restoring some sort of order.

I get all the withhold ST money stuff but not sure how it is going to help us move forward. It could backfire badly.

you’ll never get fans to boycott games but perhaps the CT could suggest that fans boycott the Superstore,Celtic View, Celtic Pools and all other revenue streams to let them feel the power and dissatisfaction of the fans. I’ll certainly not be parting with any money outside of my ST and I’ll be holding off on that until the very last day – if I renew!

Auldheid

Celtic1member1vote

Working my socks off. Just hope something comes more easily of it this time.

ASWGL

I think this should be the updated list, if anyone else wants a team please add to it.

Mahe
Mike In Toronto
Thetic
Leggy
Bobby Murdoch’s Curled-Up Winklepickers
Chalmersbhoy
Drew
A thing of beauty
Jobo Baldie
1 TimMalloy
jimthetim53
Friesdorfer
saltires in sevilla
Cosy Corner Bhoy
Celtic Champs Elect
big packy
St tams
Granny Macs Bhoy
CFC
Garry
Henrikschip
bada bing1
Celtic1member1vote
Gordon64
MattyBhoy
Angel Gabriel
The Star Above The Crest
Raymac
Celtsforchange2021
Sol Kitts
voguepunter
ASWGL
Oglach
Aaaaaaaaldheid
McCAFF
Paddy’s Maw
McCAFF,Jr.
Craig 76

Celtic1member1vote

Auldheid ..

You are due tremendous respect and thanks, not just from me, but also from the wider Celtic Support for all the hard work you do, to help create a better Celtic.

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ASWGL,CRAIG76

Cheers,lads.

Noel Skytrot

It looking increasingly likely that Ange Postcoglou is going to be the new coach. Thoughts?

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Seconded!

Gordon64

Pick of the Pops today on Radio 2 @ 13.00 Noel Gallagher counts down the chart from the very day he was born in 1967 😎

ASWGL

Noel don’t know enough about him, although his track record with clubs looks okay, i see he worked with Shinsuke Nakamura at Yokohama so obviously has an eye for a player.

Being relatively unknown (at least to me) doesn’t clue me up much either, as Wim and Dr Jo were unknown quantities before coming as managers. I had a think if this was a cheap board option replacement, but i assume he must have been on really good money in Japan anyway *shrug* only time will tell.

Will it pacify the support (I doubt it) but they may end up surprised

Gordon64

This is from a pal of a pal in australia about the guy:

Its a huge huge gamble and a bit underwhelming likely for the fans back home.
I’m not sure tbh.
What I will say is that he’s very technical, has a modern approach and plays4-3-3. Likes to play a possession attack minded game. Did really well in Japan, think won a league, their league is head and shoulders above the SPFL.
Was the obvious choice for Australia and also did a few stints in the A league but you can’t really base too much on that.
Hes a great communicator you’ll see this when he disects his games to the media.
The deal is 100% done, one of the boys here got told by Ange’s side plus Dom McKay still has a brother out here and he’s confirmed it to us.
It might just work, however I’m a bit concerned for his adjustment to Glasgow and everything that goes with it.
Funnily years ago when my son Christian was playing for Vic state he showed up and did a training session with them, watching it was obvious he had something about him and everything was about keeping the ball and more importantly getting it back. The boys obviously loved it. If I had known I was watching the future Celtic coach, I’d have got his autograph!
He had quite a tough upbringing, 40 years ago as a youngster in his mid teens being an imigrant child you were referred to as a wog, (yes wog)he was a great cricketer and should have been a pro but was discrminated against because of his background so I think there’s a real toughness about him.
When you hear him speak you might get a bit more excited and see what I mean.
He’ll get our backing and in a years time I hope I’m telling you ‘I told you so’😁

Craig76

If anyone missed this on Thursday on radio 2,you can listen on bbc sounds just look for Jeremy Vines Thursday show.
Well worth a listen
https://mobile.twitter.com/MalikAndTheOGs/status/1397886021287743491

Maestro Fan

Auldheid

We need guys like you in there.

St tams

Personally I think Lawwell has done his usual by leaking info to McGowan from the Mail, to get reaction from the fans.
Hee did it with Keane, then moved onto to Howe.
Now it’s the Australian Pedro.

God help us.

Gordon64

Eddie Howe to Eddie Who 🤔

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