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On Friday, after the Sparta debacle, I predicted, “There is worse to come”, it did not take long.  Losing at home by two goals to Ross County is worse than losing by three goals away to Sparta Prague.  If you were surprised, you have not been paying attention, Ross County were a punter’s dream.  Celtic are dysfunctional, vulnerable to anyone prepared to put their bodies in the way and take their chance at corner kicks.

The biggest concern I have is the message the players get from persistently overhauling roles and tactics; going from four at the back, to three, to four and back to three.  Add to this how Christie and Elyounoussi play a variety of roles: wide, middle, off the striker, and we shuffle between one and two up front.

If you are a player, you interpret this as, “We have no faith in our plan and we don’t know what to do about it.”  At least in this respect, the manager, players, you and me all believe the same thing.

When will it end?  Soon, I hope.  St Johnstone visit in six days and they are more potent than Ross County.

Reports of missiles being thrown at our players outside Celtic Park yesterday evening beggars belief.  Across the world, on a variety of issues, you see anger whipped up in online echo chambers.  This has consequences: some bring that anger into their personal interactions, some gather to demonstrate.

A smaller percentage of them have no boundaries.  Fuelled by the echo chamber and the crowd around them, they resort to violent acts, which Mr Angry behind his keyboard can condemn.  The violence is a consequence of entitled anger and together they make it more difficult to resolve the situation.  Imagine how you would react if you were a player?

A football team has come off the rails after winning a record 11 consecutive domestic trophies.  For a club that has known so many hard times, it was a pitiful bookend to this historic period.

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  1. SFTB

     

     

    “Very refreshing to hear you give stick to the party- there’s hope for you yet. Parties should be broad churches with competing views.”

     

     

    1) I am not a member of the SNP.

     

     

    I eventually came to support Scottish independence largely on the simple premise/realisation of how can I logically oppose it if I support the concept of Irish independence.

     

     

    As well as the antics of the Labour Party over the past 7 years.

     

     

    2) Your quote highlighted above is a bit rich seeing as you accused me of sarcasm earlier.

  2. Dermot Desmond 32,772,073 34.7%

     

    Lindsell Train Ltd. 17,557,438 18.6%

     

    Chris Trainer 9,796,784 10.4%

     

    James Mark Keane 5,909,847 6.26%

     

    Thomas Allison 3,357,505 3.56%

     

    Banque Lombard 1,105,936 1.17%

     

    Peter Lawwell 356,000 0.38%

  3. Incidentally I couldn’t access Premier Sport from the E Mail Celtic sent.

     

    Tried on Saturday, but gave up as it was interfering with a drinking frenzy.

     

    However totally compos mentis on Sunday I still had no success.

     

     

    Unfortunately managed to get a log in from a different source to a perfect picture.

     

     

    I wonder if others had this problem ?

  4. Watchi ng the “Wee Neds”venting their anger and passion last night made me feel a bit jealous.Far too much exhuberance.I was thinking of staging my own version on Thursday night.

     

    As soon as the Ref blows to start the game,I am turning my back on the TV,for the first 5 minutes.

     

    How’d ye like that up ye PL.Oh aye.

  5. Diversity and Inclusion, – a modern bored make up ?

     

     

     

    Peter Thomas Lawwell 60 2010 Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

     

    Ian Patrick Bankier 67 2011 Non-Executive Chairman

     

    Christopher McKay 44 2016 Finance Director & Director

     

    Thomas Eardley Allison 71 2001 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

     

    Dermot Desmond 70 1995 Independent Non-Executive Director

     

    Brian David Henderson Wilson 69 2005 Independent Non-Executive Director

     

    Sharon Mary Brown 50 2016 Non-Independent Executive Director

     

    Michael Nicholson – – Secretary

     

    Nick jj Hammond – – Head-Football Operations

  6. I’d hoped we might have a decent replacement lined up to make the necessary change but then I look back at our record on that. D’oh

     

     

    If i was guessing then I’d say lenny is safe until his replacement is good to go.

     

     

    M’eh

  7. The “I predicted this months ago” stakes have been a welcome distraction today, with the Monday morning quarter backs reminded us of predictions the didn’t make public but they definitely predicted it ,ranging from 3 months to half way through BR tenure.

     

     

    I think i can beat that, I can prove we haven’t even spent the Lou Macari money.

  8. 67 European Cup Winners on

    FAVOURITE UNCLE on 30TH NOVEMBER 2020 6:49 PM

     

    Obviously no idea if true – but i get something happened

     

    If true – Kennedy is our next manager

     

     

    Would not be my choice – but you never know

     

     

    HH

     

     

    67ECW

  9. Stebhoy @ 6.48

     

     

    Indeed.

     

     

    The new manager has got some job on his hands to make Ajer jump up the way, Ntcham no lazy, Duffy no daft, James Forrest no a coward, Frimpong bigger, Calum no invisible, Eddy no greedy, Barkas willing,

     

    El Hamed no lost. Jullien no a drama Queen, Ajeti slim

     

    and so on.

     

     

    It’s all coaching you know.

  10. A tiny glimmer of light,if,big if,we get our act together.We now have 3 free spaces to fit our postponed games in.Sooo,( deep breath ),if we take advantage and win all our games up to the Huns game,and win our 2 games in hand,as well as gubbing the Huns.We are right back in the hunt.

     

    Bet that cheered you all up.

  11. NOTTHEBUS on 30TH NOVEMBER 2020 7:35 PM

     

    The “I predicted this months ago” stakes have been a welcome distraction today, with the Monday morning quarter backs reminded us of predictions the didn’t make public but they definitely predicted it ,ranging from 3 months to half way through BR tenure.

     

     

    I think i can beat that, I can prove we haven’t even spent the Lou Macari money.

     

     

    ————-

     

     

    your forgeting the “appointed in the showers i knew it would end in tears ” division

  12. 67 European Cup Winners on

    MARTIM1980 on 30TH NOVEMBER 2020 7:13 PM

     

    I can only comment for me

     

    Not happy with last night mini demonstration

     

    But very understandable

     

    Any Celtic fan can see we are not performing as a team

     

    to simply be fed – all is under control and we carry on is a bit hard to take

     

    Also we have not just got bad recently – this is a 3 month problem

     

    With no sight of improvement

     

     

    I understand the frustration

     

     

    HH

     

     

    67ECW

  13. Sorry Gene, but you just made that up and posted it on a public blog. See why that can start stuff?

     

     

    It’s a 5 year deal.

     

     

    Castore are based in a garage.

  14. Will they wont they?

     

     

    Are the players interested?

     

     

    Is Lenny interested?

     

     

    Is our board of pensioners actually allowed iPads/laptops for Microsoft teams meetings in the nursing home’s?

     

     

    But the big question is:

     

     

    Is it Toasted cheese or cheese on toast?

     

     

    Squirrelcsc

     

     

    D :)

  15. 67 EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS 

     

     

    I agree, but I genuinely don’t think it changed anything apart from our support being plastered over the news for the wrong reason.

  16. BSRs team for Thursday,

     

     

    Willing

     

    Bigger Drama Queen, Canny Jump, Lost

     

     

    Lazy Invisible Concrete Boots Nae Legs

     

     

    Slimmer Greedy.

  17. SETTING FREE THE BEARS FOR RES. 12 & OSCAR KNOX on 30TH NOVEMBER 2020 6:16 PM

     

     

    Well said, I had read from various sources that this disturbance was being planned Saturday,with implementation Sunday.

     

    Effectively there were people intent on a confrontation with Police using football as a reason,of course the result would add locals to the gathering.

     

     

    A thoroughly disgusting spectacle,which was started by the erection of the banner some days earlier.

     

     

    If Neil Lennon is to stay,( I think the Demo has consolidated DD thinking re Mob rule ) then I would dismiss both Kennedy and Strachan,as they clearly are not in tandem,and to date have been immune to public criticism,despite many stories indicating they are part of the problem.

     

     

    NL as well documented has been deprived of his choice of No 2,which in my view was totally unfair despite from an overall Management standpoint I can appreciate the reasons,we don’t need an Altar boy as a No 2,we need someone who can express a view without an ulterior motive.

     

     

    We should consciously forget the next Euro’s and play those needing games, thus defusing any defeats,focus 100% on League games.

  18. I can see the humour Gene, but today, right now, huns, journas will be lapping up everything going online about us.

  19. 67 European Cup Winners on

    MARTIM1980 on 30TH NOVEMBER 2020 7:52 PM

     

    I know – no good came from it

     

     

     

    HH

     

     

    67ECW

  20. Dont know about Adidas ditching our contract,but if I was them,I would round up all the Wee Ned’s from last,stick them on a plain to India,and chain them to a sewing machine for a couple of years,sewing up Celtic tops.

     

    There ye are.

  21. 67 European Cup Winners on

    FAVOURITE UNCLE on 30TH NOVEMBER 2020 6:49 PM

     

    Forgot to mention it is consistent with PL man management

     

    He just does what he like – regardless of how it affects people

     

     

    HH

     

     

    67ECW

  22. NOTTHEBUS

     

    Plenty on here predicted this would happen with the permanent appointment of Neil Lennon.

     

    I actually said it May 2019 the night after the Scottish cup final .

  23. CORNELIUS @ 7:34 PM,

     

     

    Many Thanks!!

     

     

    NOTTHEBUS @ 7:35 PM,

     

     

    Think you’ll find most of the predictions were a matter of record.

     

     

    Maybe you will remember our whacky Canajun Lawyer

     

     

    Mike in Toronto

     

     

    Predicted years ago that Celtic wouldn’t get the ten, that the Celtic Board would let “Rangers” win the “55”, for old firm competition sake.

     

     

    There are a load of crazy predictions out there. Of course that particular one seemed crazier at the time:)))

     

     

    Hail Hail

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