So what just happened?

The off-season can be challenging, no doubt about it, but I do like to sum up and review the previous campaign before writing about tomorrow.


Starting at the start, Ange announces he’s gonna be a bit selfish here AFTER saying he was looking forward to the Champions League. His words never matched his actions, not cool mate, not around these parts where word is bond. The Big-Man heads off to the bright lights of London and two time Champions with lots of foreign talent are left fatherless.


Enter ‘the snake’. I never, ever referred to him as such because we all knew Peter was playing games with football operations for years and would piss-off any manager of stature with his kiss a frog signings. I sympathized, thought he should have seen out the season, but ultimately understood why exactly the highway beckoned. It’s still hard to comprehend how anyone thought both could work together, but Peter returned after Brendan and the uneasy feeling began. Especially as his son was recommending the players.


The Ulsterman was handed a fellowship of nine, in a quest not to destroy the ring but continue to claim it post Postecouglou. Rumours abound that he was informed these were Anges picks before he was cruelly snatched away, the rumour was bullshit from the off. That Kwon, Iwata, and Yang would be purchased by an Asian market loving manager makes sense, Brendan could buy that story. The rest though,,,they weren’t Ange signings to say the least.


Meanwhile the annual departures throw up three big departures, one first teamer retires, one MUST join a Spanish club as his new love lives and works there now, and another’s agent flexes their muscle to move their client to the riches on offer from Saudi Arabia. October 7th would throw another spanner in the works, another starter under Ange was hitting the door sooner rather than later and coming under intense personal pressure simply for doing his job in Scotland. A job he performed well, and received appreciation for. Despite this, for reasons outside the clubs control, another starter was leaving.


Four, four starters away, and nine mostly  inadequate backups purchased. That’s what the manager was handed, with a lot of the support still terming him ‘the rat’. My exact thoughts were,,he’s been f$#ked! I saw the micropolitics at play, conspiracies in the background, power plays through proxies, underming and vendattas,,I saw a train wreck coming that would surely damage the club.


The season commenced and more evidence emerged,,the new signings were  not upto standard mostly, our MVP from the previous season was missing through injury or dropped, the team was stuttering under a new footballing philosophy and short on one thing.


From the day he walked in the door he started saying it, quality. Not a week could go by but he repeated his buzzword. At the time it felt like internal strife becoming public, that non belief in what he was handed felt like a reason for  failure. It was evident in the individual displays, evident in his demeanor, evident in our rocky start.


However one thing that was evident from the off, was Brendan’s different approach to Ange, a man who never spoke to his players in an elevator once. Brendan’s a good manager, but he’s also a  good motivator. After a cold gaffer, the warm one was welcome, and soon the praise for his personal touch started to emerge. I personally believe this was the difference maker and chiefly responsible for the double glory just attained. Brendan’s charisma, down to earth-ness, the everyday pep-talks, and individual reassurance. His man management skills were tested to the max with barely two thirds of a squad to call upon.


What happened next only happens in Roy of the Rovers comics. Having looked disjointed in the league we rock up to Ibrox and win, we navigate those Champions League ties well actually regretting only the 4 points which bettered the previous campaign. We stutter and spurt and make it to the  Christmas break still well in with a shout for the double, having meekly exited the League Cup.


During all this, another sinister force has entered the equation. With their new VAR weapon, the Empire is pulling down the Rebels every chance they get, alongside helping out the Empires forces every chance they get. They are influencing outcomes, seemingly holding the keys to the kingdom, and apparently  in control. The title race is back on and,,,the officials pushed too hard and gave the game away.


A game changing red card at Tynecastle proved to be actually a game changer. There was no video evidence to support the boot in the face, a high powered points out that VAR is video assisted, and the video didn’t exist, so why did they assist? This mess of their own making sees the head of referees be flung under the last bus. But from that day, everyone knew it was an attempted fix.


Whether this sparked the manager into life, whether the players became unified by the confirmation, whether this was the game-changer, I’ve no idea. But I do know that around this time Brendan brought in his own striker. And this chap was becoming a game-changer.


Being Irish no one had to explain how big Celtic is, what you need to do, how much reverence is on offer.  Adam Idah had obviously fought to get where he was in football, but here was his chance. The famous Glasgow Celtic on loan with a fellow Irishman at the helm who not only believed in him but envisioned his impact on the title campaign. It was a match made in heaven. The striker grabbed his chance while the manager urged him on. It might be too simple to say his signing won us the double, but his signing won us the double.


Post Christmas was tense, both sides needed to beat the rest to enter the decisive derby clashes in a position of strength. They often managed just that, the Corkman and Matt notably stepping up their game, Big Joe was having his final second wind, and Big Cam was back at the heart of defense. Still, we had dropped precious points, throwing a lifeline to others. Soon two decisive top of the table derby games would become three, after we scraped into the Scottish Cup Final by the skin of our teeth.


Come tge run-in our entire season now hinged on those three games, one at home, two away, against a side that had just won the League Cup, had a lauded manager at the helm who most certainly steadied that ship, they led the scoring and goals against charts. The intensity was off the charts. Do or die time had arrived.


Brendan won two, drew one. That he kept the Hoops undefeated for that trio of high stakes clashes should never be forgotten. The players did their bit, but the manager excelled under massive pressure. Those results secured the double.


As said double was being attained the internal power struggle seemed to resolve itself, young Lawell axed along with another. A respected scout takes their place, specializing in South America, words which get the juices flowing. Brendan’s signing up top helped win the double and his current half a squad won 4 European points, now a new scouting system is tasked with improving upon that.


It was the season that had it all. Redemption, relief, nervousness, surprises, disappointments, disasters, turnaround, exhilaration, and finally everyone connected with the green and white found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Every season is different, but that one was special. It marks an end and a beginning. We hope it ends the kissing frogs method of buying players, it was the complete end of Angeball, it ends any debate about Brendan’s abilities. It’s the beginning of the second Brodge era in earnest now, he’s proved his worth and needs backed in reshaping the very light on quality squad. We watched him win two trophies with a mix-mash, now we await his own choices and a proper Brendan Rodgers team at Paradise.


By Mahe

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May 28, 2024 11:49 pm


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The Real McCoy
May 29, 2024 1:19 am

Hi Mahe 👋🏻
Excellent leader 👏👏👏
We may have surrendered meekly against Kilmarnock in the League Cup , but the game was not without its usual MIB controversy and influence.
Remember this is Muir involved and he is certainly not without previous. In fact I believe he is emboldened having survived his previous influence.

As Iniquitous IV is wont to say ‘ a foe malign ‘ 

“ Celtic were robbed of a penalty kick at the weekend in Ayrshire against Kilmarnock. Derek McInnes’ side were leading 1-0 when Hoops forward, Sead Hakšabanović, was brought down in the box towards the final whistle.
It was unbelievable by referee Alan Muir and his officials both on-field and operating VAR. The Montenegrin attacker was clearly fouled as contact between the Killie player’s foot and Haksabanovic’s boot is visible in replays. Another catastrophic day for Scottish football and its governing body.
Although Celtic admittedly didn’t do enough to earn a victory, that is definitely not the same as being denied an opportunity to get back into the game from the penalty spot by incomprehensible refereeing calls. Muir has previous for this sort of thing with the Bhoys and it does nothing to remove the lingering doubts we all have about certain officials in this country.

Greg Taylor’s aggressor, Daniel Armstong, could and should have been sent off for his reckless assault on the Celtic full-back. He added: “I’ll be honest, if you actually watch it and slow it down, it’s nasty. He catches him with the elbow. So if they look back on that, that could have been certainly a yellow card but possibly a red.”
Kilmarnock scored from Taylor’s position whilst he was off-field receiving treatment.
A booking, ( even though it merited a red) , would have delayed play until Taylor was deemed fit to return to play.

Decisions like this continued throughout the season until, as has been suspected , they overplayed their hand at Tynecastle.

I can’t forgive or forget these so called impartial peepul having been scarred as a youngster by Right Hun Davidson at the 1970 Scottish Cup final 🤬
’ WE SEE YOU 👀 ‘


May 29, 2024 1:35 am

The Real McCoy.
Good post! Muir was photographed grinning ear to ear with McInnes while giving him the funny handshake a few minutes after denying the Haksa stonewaller.
I knew then the fix was in.
Iniquitous IV

May 29, 2024 8:11 am

Wonderful summary Mahe and also thanks to BMCUW for consistent, nourishing daily updates, especially on run-in to Double.

Can’t remember when last jumped so high when Ida devoured that free gift on Saturday. Wonder anyone got off the ground considering the extra nervous eating and drinking baggage … Piling on the Agony …putting on the pounds!

A significant Double and welcome, considering where we were at different points in the campaign.

Well done to the Bhoys and the Magnificent Support for tenacity and determination.

Great Expectations for forthcoming Season:

Improved refereeing/VAR?

Improved Quality, Strength & Speed?

Improved European Co-efficient?

We wait in hope, soon we will know if anything has really changed.

Are we seeing some reticence from MIBS or did they simply shot their bolt too soon as a few have already suggested.

On the squad. Close Season is the time to name names as mid Season is counter-productive. ( as the Waffler across the city has/will discover)

Right now I’d say the only capable European Starter in our back four is CCV. That’s a new ‘keeper and 3 starters required. I’d accept that Johnson will do until maybe January window, but I see a guy who has little or no awareness of his defensive role. Tough as teak aye, but never a top defender. Not Celtic standard. He probably starts next term because the primary focus is certainly on the left of the four. Scales and Taylor show grit, determination and occasional flashes of quality. In reality they are playing one grade above their maximum capability and being asked to jump two levels to play in CL.

Midfield might see us lose both Hatate & O’Riley. An opportunity presents to finally get it fixed. Bernardo will develop into the role but isn’t 100% ready. I’d keep and play like Saturday and in CL as a back up with expectation he becomes a regular the season after next. We need ball winning cover and it’s not Callum! Doubt the club can bake or knit one, so it’s out to market for a seasoned campaigner and that’s where we really need to spend some cash maybe a free but high wages. Don’t have any preference on where they come from but a former CL winner would be nice… a Paul Lambert…2 or 3 seasons and maybe no sell-on value. Will they suck that up? Also, a number 10 to complete the trio. Another significant investment and a certain starter. Paulo B can understudy.

Maeda & Jamesy fine for domestic, but upgrades required for Europe. There is nothing suitable in the ranks at that level now. More investment required. At least one is essential now. With plans to bring in a second in January.

Ida has the look of a lad playing at his true level in domestic competition. Can’t see him stepping up to CL but suspect that is going to be tested. Kyogo requires the team to play a certain way and hopefully our new midfield will deliver the service his off-ball movement deserves. So a hold on Kyogo and a new CF to interchange as circumstances require if Ida can’t step up. A provision for January signing?

Europe and a new format. Can we achieve 3 wins and two draws from 8 games. Will that keep us in play into early Spring. A huge upgrade in the squad required to make that happen.

As ever, we watch and wait. Hoping …this time…please.

Just Sayin’
May 29, 2024 8:17 am

I’d add to the story of the season the change in BR’s demeanour from around early March, the time of the Tynecastle stitch-up, seemed to be a galvanising force.
Looks like he decided to go “full beast” and let the authorities know he wasn’t being taken for a patsy. We grew as a group from that point onwards.
The repercussions were felt in the football department too. Lawwell and Dudgeon both resigned at the beginning of March.
A favourable change to the background music.

A word also about the appointment of his own man Adam Sadler to the coaching team in January. A personal appointment following Harry Kewell’s departure.
Time would suggest a shrewd move.

Just Sayin’
May 29, 2024 8:25 am

In a perfect world a new left centre back, left back, combative midfielder, upgrade on the wing and centre forward.
A new keeper is a given.
6 incoming even if none leave.


We need to spend £10m ( Bernardo, Idah) plus £xM on a keeper just to stand still.

Margaret McGill
May 29, 2024 8:31 am

No more bread and butter
No more toast and Jam

May 29, 2024 9:10 am

Aye a few days after winning the double, what better time to wring some more cash oot the support.

New kit released by Celtic & Adidas
Not too shabby looking either BUT £70 quid for an adult top or an eye watering £98 for a kids full kit ‘their havin a laugh’.

I’ll wait for the cheap Asian knockoffs CSC

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May 29, 2024 9:27 am

Celtic bingo call?
Invest or be content dominating the Scottish scene.?
Give Bosun the chance to grab defensive midfield slot or buy?
will MJ be given chance to grow on his WBA form or sold? Personally I don’t think he can shine in BR’s system.
Bolster the defense ?Unlikely unless Lagerbielke or Nawrocki are sold.
Going to be a busy summer for fans on keyboards but likely a lazy count your money type for our custodians!

Jobo Baldie
May 29, 2024 9:28 am

Good morning, friends.
This latest article was almost list to me as it appears 3rd on the list, rather than at the top and is dated 26th May?
Nevertheless, good morning, friends!

San Luis
May 29, 2024 10:04 am

Bosun may take his chance but wee Mikey has had 50 chances and will not get any better. His level is English Championship mid to low table fodder, his expectations lowered, he flourishes. No shame in that.

Need a clear out but need 5 certain starters, or at least first team ready.

We’re in a decent place, but this window is crucial. We cannot have another disaster.

May 29, 2024 10:08 am


You are in Mills and Boon territory with far too much of that.

We have had a poor season regarding football performance — file under stagnation / wasted opportunity / failed “Moneyball” tribute act.

BR and the squad got their eventually — winning the double with a weak performance up against a poor opponent drowning in their own issues.

The issue is not where have we come from but where are we going?
Green shoots of recovery / glimmers of hope / light at the end of the tunnel.

BR looks to have gotten his mojo back.
The squad are starting to speak / play “Brendan”.
Performance levels have improved on a more regular basis.
A tough season has come to a great end.
JH was given a terrific send off.

Plus Ludge MIB / Ludge VAR are in full view.
More work required week on week but they know we know and the SPL is catching on.

Add in our current financial position — the 23/24 accounts will be interesting..
Add in the improved CL set up next season.
Add in our potential £150 mill T/O.
Add in our talent pipeline.

Our big issue is what do we do with all of these positives?

My thoughts are a full court press on recruitment and plans for P/head.
Starting with a Facilities Block behind the JS Stand and plans for a new Main Stand.

Plus working with GCC to deal with crowds in the Calton / Merchant City.

The consumption of football is changing — we need to wake up.
Rinsing the support with more SCF hospitality is just the lazy way out.

May 29, 2024 10:24 am

Full court press on recruitment — need to stop fixating on the money.

Bosmans — Need to work it.
Old stagers / experienced — AaM route
Benchwarmers / sitting in the stand — JH route.
New markets / Established / ready to step up — DM route.
Lower league quality — MOR route.
Loan to buy — CCV route.
Young quality — LA route.

Plus all the other ways to improve the team:

£10 to 15mill buys — we need to get used to working this talent stream
Punts and Projects — we will have a list / a very long list.
B Team buys — we need an environment where this improves players.
Players out on loan — any progress?

Football is a small world — we need to work it at all levels.
Not allow a second rate property accountant to play out his Hollywood fantasies.

My wish list — check out KT / AR to see if they want to come back and play LB?
Also offer them the captaincy to take some of the pressure off CMcG who is not a natural.

Just Sayin’
May 29, 2024 10:47 am

The fake accolade/ take it from them and bin it. 
Means feck all to anyone. Particularly in a lame two horse race.

Just Sayin’
May 29, 2024 10:50 am


I’d rather accept BR and JH’s assessment of Calmac as a leader than your skewed ramblings.

May 29, 2024 10:54 am

Squad development — part 2 …

Big miss from me — what is coming straight out of the youths?
What is coming out of the youths out on loan?
Who has made the big step up?

This season / Youths looking at 2 of the 2005’s — RV and DK?
Both unfortunately taking their time signing new contracts.
Plus they are — to me anyway — not quite ready to step up.

RV has been touted for years but by all accounts has attitude issues.
DK has looked very undercooked when he has made it onto the field — definitely no PMcS clone.

Bigger issue is the long term issue that our 20 year olds / B Team graduates never look ready to make the step up to the first team squad — just what are we feeding them at L/town?
Farley’s Rusks?

Plus we seem to pigeon hole hole players based on their height.
Big lump means that you must be a CB no matter your previous experience.

Finally — we need to organise a few games for an Olympic team / U23’s.
Game minutes for the younger first team squad players / step up for the B team.
Bounce games / challenge matches against anyone we can find.

Finally x 2 — BR and his 23 man squad idea …
Very radical — too small for a heavy season so the B Team needs to up its game.
They will be called on to bolster a small squad once the injuries start to pile up.

Me — I think 26 or even 28 is better.
3 x GK / 2 x every outfield position / 3 utility players + 2 youths for experience if required.

May 29, 2024 10:55 am

Bada…”your imaginary girlfriend has just broken up with you” HAHAHAHA, brilliant!! 🤣🤣🤣

May 29, 2024 10:57 am

Mad Mitch…Brendan’s still waiting on your CV arriving! 🙄

May 29, 2024 11:03 am

JS @ 10.50

They say what they have to say.
BR just gives the crowd what they want to hear.
JH has been overwhelmed that his career has rebounded as it did.

CMcG was never captain material until there was no-one else.

He has done well but it has been a strain on him — poor performance levels this season against 10 of the SPL. He has given 3 years to the role — time to move on.

More general question — who is ready to step up to the captaincy after CMcG?
Do we have anyone waiting in the wings?
If we don’t then we should.

Interesting how conservative with a small c we are.

May 29, 2024 11:04 am

McC @ 10.57

He couldn’t afford me plus he might not appreciate the new division of responsibilities …

Just Sayin’
May 29, 2024 11:07 am


The support are being misled now by BR and JH in their false appreciation of Calmac?

Complete drivel made up to somehow confirm your bias.

His onfield leadership is there for all to see.

we’ll have another 3/4 years to sort out succession planning.

May 29, 2024 11:08 am

Oh Mitch, if only I thought you were joking!! 🤯

Big Audio Dynamite
May 29, 2024 11:08 am


May 29, 2024 11:09 am

Yip BAD! It’s quite surreal at times!

St tams
May 29, 2024 11:13 am

Agree that we probably need about 6 first team starters for next season. Can’t say that I’m confident that we’ll get them , with clowns that are running our club.
We also need to move quite a few on. Being a bit controversial here , but I’d move Hatate and Kyogo on, both have run their race.
Only thing is I don’t see us getting big money for any of them.

Big Audio Dynamite
May 29, 2024 11:13 am


Guy is only here for ONE reason – to spread as much negativity about Celtic as he can fit in one post.

Smile and wave bhoys, smile and wave 😉


May 29, 2024 11:16 am

St Tams…if Kyogo isn’t gonna fit the style Brendan wants then he’s better away but a proven striker is a hard find! As for Reo…I’d like to see him fully fit and back in the saddle proper. You might change your mind abut him…

May 29, 2024 11:16 am

Good morning all from the Academical Vaults, Hamilton. Where de fook is Leggy?🤔

Big Audio Dynamite
May 29, 2024 11:27 am

Dominated by a team with 35% possession.

Now that is a good trick!!

I actually think we have broken them for good this time 😊😊

May 29, 2024 11:27 am

JS @ 11.07

That way disaster comes — CMcG is going to be marginal next season as a starter.
He really struggled this season apart from 4 games against Govan FC.

Respect to him for his performance on Saturday — they were only in it because the MF was so poor.
He stepped up but we cannot play Govan FC all the time.

So we do not have 3 or 4 years to sort it out — that is just kicking the can down the road.

We played SB at least 3 years past his best — he was lucky BR gave him a second chance in 2016 with his wee chat / turned out well for both with a performance bounce — but we cannot make the same mistake again.

May 29, 2024 11:33 am

KF — if he goes he goes.
Probably best for all concerned.

We have gotten his peak years out of him plus loads of iconic moments / great memories.
He will want to be the main man / regular starter and I am not sure that is BR’s plan.
Will always be AP’s talisman and BR will have his own ideas.

Recruitment — local angle …
Anyone in the SPL worth buying this season?
What about LM @ M/well — young / 2006 group / loan him back to them for game time?

We have missed out on quite a few SPL talents recently.

Big Audio Dynamite
May 29, 2024 11:50 am

Callum will be marginal next year as a starter?? 😂😂😂😂

Trying WAY TOO HARD today.

May 29, 2024 12:32 pm


I’ve no problem with you saying that CalMac is done,a busted flush or whatever. That’s a matter of opinion,and yours is as good as mine. But I’ll go out on a limb and say that he will be a first choice for at least another three years. Because it’s the opinion of the manager which counts,not yours or mine.

May 29, 2024 12:36 pm


Hope you are all having a good day. I am not- getting too old for this work lark.

I think, sadly, there is an acceptance that our board will not change its tack when it comes to signings and that other than turning Paulo Bernardo and/or Adam Idah into permanent signings it’ll be the usual trawl through the bargain basements. It’s not happened yet so perhaps we would all be better giving things some time before we see where we actually are headed. I hope our board does change tack though.

Retaining Matt O’Riley seems essential to me. I know he will leave before his contract expires in the summer/autumn 2027 but Celtic should be in no hurry to punt him. He is far from perfect as a player- he is slow and at times careless in possession whilst I personally wish he did not always sidefoot his shots on goal but he is the first midfielder we have had in a while who can both score and create goals regularly – arguably since the great Lubo. He also has the ability to produce sublime moments when not otherwise playing well- such a moment came on Saturday when the thuggish Lundstram slid in on him with at least as much venom as he had Alistair Johnston a fortnight earlier and he evaded easily whilst still retaining possession. It was a unique moment of quality in an otherwise scrappy match. O’Riley is, I think, only 23 and will mature and probably blossom further when he does move on but in a team that is far from a vintage one he is close to being that rare thing- irreplaceable a la Murdoch, Dalglish and Larsson. We sell him at our peril.


Bada Bing
May 29, 2024 12:40 pm

Eddy been told he can leave Crystal Palace

May 29, 2024 12:44 pm


Agreed about MOR. If he is sensible,he will look back at his time with us and how much he has improved. And particularly at his improvement in the last year. One more year with us and with BR will see him a much better player in a year,and still plenty young enough to have the world at his feet.

From a player development angle,I think it would be very short termist of him to leave now.

May 29, 2024 12:45 pm


Wouldnt touch him with a barge pole.

Big Audio Dynamite
May 29, 2024 12:49 pm

If it was a choice between Eddy and Adam, I’d much rather we went all out to get Adam.

May 29, 2024 12:49 pm

Flick gets Barca job.

May 29, 2024 12:54 pm

No doubt Eddy is a very good footballer when interested. But reality is we couldn’t keep him interested when he was with us.
He was same at Palace sublime and untrying in equal measure.
Not the type of player we need.

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Big Audio Dynamite
May 29, 2024 12:54 pm

Barca are going to be brilliant again, as soon as Hansi Flick teaches the players all the fancy tricks …

Sorry! 😊

May 29, 2024 12:57 pm


He’s heading the same way as his pal Ntcham. Hell mend the pair of them.

May 29, 2024 12:59 pm


With a name like that,they’re nailed on for the Subbuteo champions.

Big Audio Dynamite
May 29, 2024 1:12 pm

Bobby, 😁👍

Big Audio Dynamite
May 29, 2024 1:13 pm

League cup draw just took place.

A Supporter Who Got Lucky
May 29, 2024 2:01 pm

Jobo Baldie

May 29, 2024 9:28 am
Good morning, friends.
This latest article was almost lost to me as it appears 3rd on the list, rather than at the top and is dated 26th May?
Nevertheless, good morning, friends!

I think I fixed that error Jobo, thanks for pointing it out 👍

May 29, 2024 2:04 pm


I’d like to think Matt O’R would be the kind of player who takes a longer view than most football agents who would want their clients to move every year but that may be naif on my part. I may be being even more innocent to hope Celtic plc board would not sell him the first offer it receives that is in 8 figures.

I am not totally sold on Bernardo as a player but at his best he looks to be quick, very energetic and to have a nose for goal too – I’d quite like him as a 4th midfielder beside Callum Mac, Matt and a.n. other. although that seems to be a formatio our manager does not seem to be keen on


May 29, 2024 2:15 pm


He was happy enough to refuse a new contract as a 19yo at Fulham,even though he would be without a club for six months. I think he is very focused on his career,and on how to improve.