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Brendan Rodgers appointed Celtic manager

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Brendan Rodgers today became the 18th manager in Celtic’s history. Rodgers, 43, managed Liverpool for three years until October, after guiding Swansea to the English (and Welsh) Premier League in 2011. He previously managed Reading and Watford.

His appointment is unquestionably the most popular since the arrival of fellow Irishman, Martin O’Neill, 16 years ago. Known for his belief in playing attacking, possession-based football, he will bring a force of personality to the club and to Scottish football.

Rodgers occupied the top position on Celtic’s wanted list at the start of the month, but the desire to sign him up was tempered by the belief that attracting a manager of such a profile to Scotland would be difficult. My understanding is that as soon as talks got underway in earnest, it was clear neither party would let the opportunity slip away.

I’m delighted at the appointment. The club already feels reinvigorated.

Welcome to Celtic, Brendan. Let’s get on with the job.

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  1. Park Road 67 on

    WITS

     

    Aye very good pal ! Never mind Brendan, what about tips for Saturday ? HH!

  2. Wish Negganon was on tonight…I Would Give Him a Big Kiss..From .YESSCOTLANDBRENDANRODGERS…On And On..

  3. I’m hoping Emilio stays around for a wee bit longer. The wee guy Loves Celtic to bits and I’m sure Brendan knows he has a very positive player in the Honduran Legend.

  4. BGX on 21st May 2016 12:40 am

     

    Wish Negganon was on tonight…I Would Give Him a Big Kiss..From .YESSCOTLANDBRENDANRODGERS…On And On..

     

    ****************************************************************************

     

    A Glesga wan ye meanin……… :-)

  5. Captain Beefheart on

    Petec, EI has been a fine servant to Celtic. Never grumbled in the press. Some fine performances in Europe. Keep him.

  6. What is the Stars on

    Park Road

     

     

    i was given these 2 for tomorrow

     

    Invigorate 6.50 Chepstow ( Brendan should do that for Celtic)

     

    Broken Stones 4.20 York

     

    Also 2 at the Curragh

     

    Moonmeister 6.45 ( Doesnt want any more rain apparently)

     

    Air Force Blue in the Irish 2000 Guinneas ( 5.40 Curragh)

  7. Guess what the leading thread on FF is about?

     

     

    3 choices…

     

     

    a) Maybe their (first ever) appearance in the Scottish Cup Final?

     

     

    b) Or Celtic appointing Brendan Rodgers as our manager?

     

     

    c) The forthcoming crowd funded Newspaper Statements on Res 12?

     

     

    The answer is of course c.

     

     

    GettingUnderTheirSkinCSC

     

     

    Goodnight!

  8. WeefratheTim on

    PARK ROAD67@1233

     

     

    We are between Blackwood and Strathaven, half way actually. Nowhere near the falls. :-(((. HH

  9. Captain Beefheart,

     

     

    Definitely, he is a gem of a player and could still be a valuable asset in a future Celtic.

     

     

    My kind of senior player, tbh.

     

     

    It will be very interesting to see if Brendan can get the maximum out of Efe Ambrose, did he not try to sign him for Liverpool?

     

     

    Excitings times ahead and the Stadium could be near 60000 most weeks next Season.

     

     

    Tommy Burns what a Legend.

  10. Res 12 Guys Doing Their Thing…Brendan Rodgers Manager….Good Times…I Fkin Love It…

  11. Margaret McGill on

    Paul67

     

    Once Celtic supporters publish their respective adverts per se will Celtic fc concur?

  12. quadrophenian on

    Welcome and so chuffed you’ve signed up wi the ‘tic BR!!

     

    Meanwhile the Daily Mail chases a schoolboy associate source for a quote about Brendan:

     

    “Brendan Rodgers ‘achieves everything that he puts his mind to”, claims Celtic target’s former Geography teacher. FFS!

  13. shaka1888 on 20th May 2016 11:53 pm

     

     

    What a huge statement of intent and commitment from Celtic. Please remember it’s not a sprint……it’s a long distance race.

     

     

    Would love to see Ronny D involved with him.

     

     

    Over the moon.

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

    …………………………………………………………………………………….

     

     

    I’m hoping for that as well.

  14. Any Negative Posts on CQN in The Next 8 weeks is Gettin It#ByOrderOfThePeakyBlinders..COYBIG

  15. Margaret McGill on

    Rodgers and not Hammerstein

     

    I’m gonna wash that Lawwell right outta ma hair

  16. Brendan formerly 'GG on

    James1955

     

    I will share mine with you.

     

     

    Dear ‘GG

     

     

    I am honoured today to be named the new Manager of Celtic Football Club. This is a huge privilege for me and it is a role which I will give everything to.

     

     

    As someone who has supported the Club all my life, I know exactly what Celtic means to so many people. Celtic is one of the most famous football clubs in the world, one which enjoys the fantastic support of so many people, such as yourself.

     

     

    I will give everything to my new role to bring further success to our club. I can’t wait to get started next season and I hope to carry on Celtic’s wonderful winning tradition and bring you exciting and entertaining football as well.

     

     

    Your support has always been a great strength of this club, and I’m sure that will continue to be the case. Together we can continue our position as the best club in Scotland, and make inroads once again in Europe.

     

     

    I can’t wait to see you all in Paradise.

     

     

    Best wishes,

     

     

    Brendan Rodgers

  17. Ronny Deila..

     

    STUPID TALk…..Never gonna happen..Forget your own faults for backinghim stupidly..Hes Gone end of …You were mistaking …Admit it to Yourself…Feel better for ir…

  18. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    WeefratheTim on 21st May 2016 12:48 am

     

     

    My younger son has had a dozen lessons out of Strathaven airfield as he works on his flying log. When you see a little two-man white propeller unit meander over your roof, give it a wave. It maybe my Sean.

  19. Brendan formerly ‘GG on 21st May 2016 1:11 am

     

    James1955

     

    I will share mine with you.

     

    Dear ‘GG

     

    ******************************************

     

    Brendan just disnay want me in his clique attaw….

     

    Terrible blog for the cliques.

     

    :-)

  20. WeefratheTim on

    GUYFAWKES

     

     

    See them regularly, will do. We have a patch on our felt roof. :-)) HH

  21. SydneyTim says sack Lawell now on 20th May 2016 10:44 pm

     

     

    Big difference to Liverpool transfer committee and the incompetent park Lawell transfer list

     

     

    Two guys who actually thought Tyler blacket was a football player and thought we could have a balde puuki strike force. Geese piece

     

     

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    No arguments with the sentiments BUT – a ‘Geese piece’?

     

     

    You sure eat some mental sandwiches down under…

  22. A wishful double before bed:

     

     

    That the Junkies spank the Monkeys at Hamdump and Celtic fan Wayne Rooney sticks three into the oversized mockney wanker gub of Pardew.

     

     

    HH the Brodge.

  23. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    WC, ha. You have the more savvy huns in panic and meltdown mode which is ace. the biz and hunky Dory.

     

     

    Keep turning the screw bruv, Tell the world they a farce propagated by our own hun leaning football authority.

     

     

    HH to you, Canamaler, Morrissey, BRTH and Auldheid.

     

     

     

     

    Your work and passion will be emblazoned on this supporters head from here until my death breath.

     

     

    Hopefully a few seasons from here.

     

     

     

    You are CELTIC

     

     

     

     

    Timdom in ecstasy……………………….Bring on the A Goldie as our sexy liaison man. Nae disrespect to JPY btw.

     

     

    Not at all

  24. TheLurkinTim on

    Weefra,

     

     

    So what yer saying is……

     

     

    Is a homestead………Had a cat once…..he thought he wiz a dug…..;-))

     

     

    FTSFA

     

     

    H.H.