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It was (honestly) a complete coincidence that at the start of last week I wrote that football clubs need “people who can say to the manager, “A club in Romania is doing something really clever, we should try it”, without being frog-marched off the premises”, a few days before Celtic employed a GAA coach as a performance consultant.

Organisations who succeed actively look for development ideas from unusual sources.  If you are fishing in the same pond as everyone else, you’ll not find a strategy that will allow you to over-perform.  Jim McGuinness, coach at Donegal GAA, will work with Neil Lennon’s technical team two days per week.

McGuinness had transformed Gaelic football, since taking control of unfancied Donegal they have been described as “virtually unbeatable”, provoking astonishment and some hostility from those close to the game as a result of his tactical revolution, known as ‘The System’. For his sport, he has found the ‘Moneyball code’ and the metaphorical answer to ‘Why England lose’, which we have discussed here for a number of years.

In short, Jim McGuinness sees things that others don’t and Celtic know the value of new ideas. I’m pleased at both.

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  1. Can anyone tell me if we have stopped selling half season books. Was wanting to buy my nephew one for his Christmas but cannot see how to go about it. Took him to his first European game against Barca and he loved it. He is 9 years old and I think his mum would keep it going for him for seasons to come. If we do not do them anymore can someone tell me why.

     

     

    HH

  2. Paul 67

     

    I hope it is of major benefit, yesterday’s performance was dire no speed of passing, no urgency, second to the ball, is this all down to tiredness?

  3. dessybhoy

     

    12:30 on

     

    12 November, 2012

     

    Paul 67

     

    I hope it is of major benefit, yesterday’s performance was dire no speed of passing, no urgency, second to the ball, is this all down to tiredness?

     

     

    ……….

     

     

    couldnaebearseditis

  4. Marrakesh Express on

    I had a look at the last 3 years CL qualification points from group stages. The vast majority have second place qualifying on 9, 10 or 11 points. As far as third place Europa Lg qualification goes, no team has failed to qualify with 7 points and in fact 5 or 6 points is the normal EL requirement, with one team even getting there with 3 points.

  5. P67

     

     

    A few points I made on Thursday, when the Jim McGuinness appointment was made, for those who missed it, or thought I was blathering!

     

     

    1. Part of the Donegal GAA squad that won their 1st All Ireland football final in 1992;

     

    2. A qualified sports psychologist;

     

    3. Took over Donegal GAA as coach in 2010. Donegal rated as 22 out of 32 counties;

     

    4. Announced a 5 year plan to get Donegal back at the top;

     

    5. Managed Donegal to their 1st Ulster championship in 9 years in 2011;

     

    6. Managed Donegal to their 2nd All Ireland GAA in September 2012

     

    7. Donegal sing songs about Jimmy McGuinness

     

    8. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+jimmys+winning+matches&view=detail&mid=2497F24F13DED4C3DC792497F24F13DED4C3DC79&first=0&qpvt=youtube+jimmys+winning+matches

     

     

     

    JimmyswinningmatchesCSC

     

     

    hhplc

     

     

    ps – I will omit the Daniel O’Donnel/Jim McGuinness duet video also posted ;->

  6. Nuclear Bovril and a Half Munched Pie on

    mighty tim

     

     

    Club stopped doing them last season. I assume the decision was taken , as so many in life, for financial reasons.

     

     

    Being unimaginative in the gift giving stakes I thought they were great. My nephews 1st season ticket was a halfer from me a few xmases ago and on Sunday he went to his 1st game without adult supervision (ie me).

     

     

    Mighty acorns, oaks, seeds etc.

  7. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    I was in the office this morning at 6am.

     

     

    I’m knackered.

     

     

    Just had a light, short lunch.

     

     

    I’ll be hear until at least 6pm.

     

     

    If I make a mistake, or fall asleep it could cost a client a fortune. I do not have someone else here to pick up the pieces if I fail and I could lose a client and a fee…….and get sued.

     

     

    So I will stay focused and alert. Because I need to.

     

     

    For my clients.

     

     

    And for myself.

     

     

    Football players are big pussys.

     

     

    They don’t know what a real job is like.

     

     

    I wonder how many of them will do a 12 hour shift today because they have to.

     

     

    Answers on a postcard.

  8. hamiltontim

     

     

    12:04 on

     

    12 November, 2012

     

    Proudbhoy

     

     

    I was at Christy on Friday in the Barras.

     

     

    He sang The boy from Tamlaghduff (the ballad about Francis Hughes) but he’d added new verses and altered some of the original lyrics.

     

     

    Brilliant, emotional and haunting.

     

     

    Saw the youtube video, its probably my favorite song so i dont think changes were needed but im just happy to see frankie still being sung about by christy so any version is great in my book.

     

     

    Christy mention barca game ?

     

     

    Mate txt me b4 barca game, he had tickets for damo dempsey in derry so would only catch first half, i said dont worry that happened me when we played liverpool in uefa cup ,i watched first half then trugged off to see christy moore and celtic won 2-1.

     

     

    He goes to concert and.. You know the history.

     

     

    Love celtic love christy

     

     

    Let the music keep your spirits high

  9. In short, Jim McGuinness sees things that others don’t and Celtic know the value of new ideas. I’m pleased at both.

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    Maybe he could see who was going to get on the end of the ball when Sammy went out wide left yesterday : > (

  10. The fitness coach will indeed be a benefit,however the players should realise they cannot dip in and out of top fitness.

     

     

    Perhaps a regime of abstemious behaviour voluntarily applied would assist.

     

     

    Game at Inverness,the Season before last,costing us the Title, a case in point.

  11. Lennybhoy, indeed.

     

     

    dessybhoy, was not remotely surprised at yesterday’s performance. Too many peaks.

     

     

    hailhailplc, impressive stuff.

  12. Proudbhoy

     

     

    If I’m honest we didn’t leave the pub in time and missed the first 20 minutes or so as well as going for a pint when Declan was singing one of his own tunes.

     

     

    Consequently I don’t know if the Barca game was mentioned though he did slip in a wee shout of ‘125’ in the middle of one song ;-)

  13. hamiltontim

     

     

    12:53 on

     

    12 November, 2012

     

    Proudbhoy

     

     

    If I’m honest we didn’t leave the pub in time and missed the first 20 minutes or so as well as going for a pint when Declan was singing one of his own tunes.

     

     

    Consequently I don’t know if the Barca game was mentioned though he did slip in a wee shout of ’125′ in the middle of one song ;-)

     

     

    Im sure he played barras somg anyway which mentions our jinky .

     

     

    Is pretty annoying theres no pinting allowed when hes on.

     

     

    Hope you enjoyed it anyway

     

     

    No pasaran

  14. On the value of new ideas:

     

     

    Yesterday, using the Celtic TV element of the Overseas Season Book, I was able to sit in my local bar in the Costa Del Sol and via its wi fi connection, watched the game buffer free (except when I went to full screen but ok once on it) on my Samsung Galaxy Note ( a slightly bigger mobile phone).

     

     

    I am convinced this will be the future as the world gets wired up for video delivery and season books to watch, according to what is sought, as opposed to what is on offer and that is a mix of live attendance, live broadcast (overseas) or delayed (UK).

     

     

    ( But lets tackle the daft restriction that includes the whole of the UK and get a more sensible perimeter limit in place. This UK blanket restriction on 3pm KOs is I believe a FIFA rule, but it is killing Celtic and stopping them reaching supporters who would be more than willing to pay a fair price to watch the quality I did yesterday.)

     

     

    How does blanketing work in the USA?

     

     

    Time to argue the case for change based on technological developments and the restriction of trade that current rules enforce because they are failing to keep pace with a changing world.

     

     

    PS anyone. I could rarely get a signal on my moble at CP to text out at half time last season.

     

    Is that a general problem?

  15. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on

    HH

     

     

    Onwards upwards. I can’t wait to go to Lisbon…

     

     

    The media salivating at the myth story.. Just threw my paper away on disgust.. This man was there when EVERYTHING was going on.. The MSM will stop at nothing until Sevco PR has been successful..

     

     

    At times like these we miss the late great Paul Mc Bride QC..

     

     

     

     

    HH

  16. Ten Men Won The League

     

    12:45 on 12 November, 2012

     

     

    I think I have been suffering from the same “virus” as Victor since the Barca game.

  17. Nuclear Bovril and a Half Munched Pie on

    Auldheid

     

     

    I concur with your vision of the future.

     

     

    And yes, mobile reception, from 116 anyway, is pants.

  18. Auldheid

     

    13:00 on

     

    12 November, 2012

     

     

    Regarding signal at CP. I frequently encounter this problem when updating my son in London when he cannot find the game on line.

     

    My provider is T Mobile ( EE ) as it is now,so it could be relevant to provider??

  19. Nuclear Bovril and a Half Munched Pie on

    I should add that my mobile is so old that it could be given to Mitt Romney as evidence that fossils do indeed exist so that could be part of the problem.

  20. I was at the game yesterday, the game was poor, the team were poor, the referee and his assistants were a joke but the Green Brigade were fantastic, worth the ticket money alone, they sang all through the game, apart from the first 5-10 minutes until they were all in their seats, Celtic Park would just not be the same without these fantastic supporters, the club should be doing everything to assist these guys in their issues with the police and at least have some dialog with both parties. Big Jock said the Football is nothing without fans and that could not be more true about the Green Brigade.

     

    Hail Hail the GB

  21. craggy island gaa on

    Paul67,

     

     

    Good piece, thanks for providing the explanation as to why Donegal are so highly regarded, as well as why they are All Ireland champions.

     

     

    Could Neil maybe pass Jim McGuiness’ on to the Limerick Hurling team? ;-)

     

     

    craggy island gaa

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