Discipline, provocation and a place in the semis


There will be no one better prepared to take a team to Easter Road tomorrow than Neil Lennon, but while Hibernian fans are likely to feel generously to their former manager, by all accounts there is little love lost between him and the Hibs players.  They will give everything for a place in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

Neil has only had a few days with the players and I doubt he will have changed anything.  John Kennedy is his assistant specifically to ensure continuity at this time.

If our reception at Tynecastle is any kind of weathervane on how we will be received tomorrow (I suspect it is), the most important quality we will need is discipline.  Our treble treble could go on the line through rashness, provoked or otherwise.    Remain composed, pass the ball and get forward with the pace we possess, and a place in the semi-final is ours.

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  1. Hamiltontim,



    Great to see you and BRTH posting again (and even a wee bit of DBBIA). Hard to disagree with you about our former manager. How I wish he had stayed til the end of the season…..Now, I hope NL can bring us the Treble Treble. Maybe that is how it should be, if we achieve it…..

  2. Brilliant result at Tynecastle despite the extreme circumstances.



    Have to say some of our fans need to calm it down and start being smart,but most of all they need to start being responsible.



    Not for the first time this year I go to my seat to find it occupied,” somebody is in mine ” is the stock answer and cop out, as they cannot be bothered either finding the seat or its not close enough to a drum.



    Pretty pathetic behaviour and it is getting worse,worst situation I have witnessed was Kilmarnock,the legitimate seat owner being so upset,and the Stewards and Police not willing to intervene,he went in and sorted it out only to get arrested by the previously dormant Police force.



    None of that however could dampen a truly memorable result.



    I am delighted NL is back,but shocked with the circumstances and stealth initiated by BR,what a betrayal.



    That said, dis-appointed to come on here and read about who should take over,bit of a cheek that,NL for the very reason that he without hesitation returned to a situation, and position, which throughout his playing and Managerial career has been made hellish by bigots,yet here he is and we should be appreciative irrespective how things go forward.



    Marco Rose,really,do you really think he would get it.?



    I read a quote which says it perfectly.



    “Lennon has been assaulted in the street, had bullets and bombs sent to him in the post, safe houses, bodyguards etc. Yet, still supports the club in our time of need. Nobody could hold a candle to that man in terms of commitment to Celtic. No bullshit, no sound bites.”



    Lets get behind a Celtic man.

  3. Two other things for me.


    Firstly, BR either underestimated the backlash or overestimated his ability to smooth talk his way out of the situation.


    Secondly, I’m convinced that had we progressed in Europe he would have stayed to see it through to wherever we could go. Not for us, for him.


    Neither shows him in a good light.

  4. Parkheadcumsalford



    Thank you I rarely even get the chance to lurk much now. How’s your dad keeping?

  5. The football manager tag is just that, its a tag, head coach is more accurate. Celtic should be able to appoint a head coach who makes use of the existing structure and who is willing to work to the same high standards set i.e. analysis, training plans, style of play, promotion of academy players, signing and developing prospects etc…



    I am not sure if lenny is or is not that man for the job but he is in the hotseat right now and he has the chance to show he can do what is expect of him.



    The concern about having to build a new squad is being overblown as is the concern about the wage bill. Yes we will need a couple of additions (right back and centreback) asap but a rebuild is not needed. Outside that we will have a string team.

  6. Hamiltontim


    Luz beckons again this year. If you’re there hope to catch up with you both.

  7. Larry the lurker ? on

    Take yourself back to the summer of, 2016.


    The Brendan smoke and mirror’s sequence of events since his arrival, could be described as, fending off the rage from those Internet-Bampots and their laptops, and all of their evidence of ebt cheating, fueled by the defeat from Warburton, falling attendance’s, Green Brigade’s threatening banner, “Empty Jersey’s, Empty hearts, Empty seats, Desmond and Lawwell’s legacy!” and, crucially, how would Desmond and Lawwell respond to a form of “Rangers” coming into the league whilst remaining, unpunished and, retaining all of their history ?Would “Rangers” be treated as a different club ? Would the “Rangers” support be afforded the same amount of tickets ? Would the price of the tickets reflect the same status as the previous “Rangers” ? Would the Celtic support purchase these tickets, knowing full well, that as soon a Celtic supporter purchased these tickets, then all bets were off! The Celtic support would have been duped into buying these tickets on the back of the Brendan fanfare. Whoever called the price of, or agreed to the price of these ticket’s, was either duped, or agreed to the dupe. Thing is, these tickets might have seemed like gold dust at the time. But now, without the Brendan fanfare, how much are these tickets really worth ? £140 million of unpaid taxes, 20+ trophies ?Maybe it should have been pointed out at the time, that the purchase of one of these tickets, suggests that, the purchaser of these tickets, is recognizing the club from Ibrox as being the same as, the original club from Ibrox, history, stadium, lock, stock, and barrel! And, the case against “Rangers” being a new club, was dead. The o/// f/// game had been given the kiss of life, by duped, cheated Celtic supporters. Duped and cheated by, Dermot Desmond, Peter Lawwell, Brendan Rodgers, Neil Lennon? The “Rangers” saga of, cheating through ebt’s, mibbery, etc, had it’s neck pulled out of the noose, by cheated, duped, Celtic supporters, as they danced along with the Brendan fanfare.


    It’s enough to make you sick.



    Back to lurking, HH.

  8. “Brendan Rodgers had a pool table in his house with a Celtic crest embossed on it”



    Partial to a game of 8-in-a-row ball, was he?

  9. Melbourne Mick on




    Just echoing what previous posters said ” great to see


    you bhoys back ”


    H.H Mick


    p.s Lewis Capaldi…WOW.

  10. GBO @ 9.28



    LU vs WBA



    As a spectacle the ECh has a certain level of appeal.


    Up their with truck racing, bear baiting and Monkey Tennis.


    Football with a 50 year twist — retro clogging.



    At the LU made some racket even it was just noise.


    Looking at the big scheme of things — would we accept a year in the ECh to get into the EPL?



    Would it only be a year?


    Would they want us with our current away support and their support of the Colombian economy?



    WBA — just what is the story with OB?


    Something wrong somewhere that they pay all that money and then forget about him.



    He is as raw as sushi but they are not that good.

  11. Melbourne Mick on

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could get BMCUW back as well, really enjoy his


    posts on the other blog. And he’s still getting us CQN bhoys together in far


    away lands by passing on our details to each other.


    What about it Michael?


    H.H Mick

  12. Gutenberg



    Heading over in the Easter holiday if you’re over?



    Melbourne Mick



    I hope you’re well sir and those mini Tims are showing well in the Hoops.

  13. !!Bada Bing!! on




    Does it matter?


    I would prefer he banged his little balls over a Leicester crest though.

  15. BB



    I am reporting what i have been told.



    Any verification or repudiation will be accepted.

  16. Hamiltontim



    Great post mate.



    It’s only really occurred to me today that not once did he look animated on the touchline. Now, sometimes, compared to wee Lenny, that maybe isn’t such a bad thing. But, not once, in almost 3 years??



    Starts to make you wonder if he was just going through the motions.



    Mind you, wee Lenny will need to keep the heid over the next dozen games or so. I reckon we’ll all need to strap ourselves in. It could get quite bumpy!

  17. Understanding the dynamics of rumour and scuttlebut in the era of the internet and news management — BR vs PL aka the Faker vs The money shaker …



    Some amount of raw material to sift through.


    Will the narrative ever be complete and settled?



    So much has come out With a huge amount of analysis and comment.


    It cannot all be true but it is quite fun to see how the partial, slanted and forced become the accepted truth.



    Now that BR has done a runner the next step is to get shot of PL.


    He has a charge sheet covering 16 years plus he emptied the LL Upper.


    New start required — after the last week it will take time for things to settle down.



    To me BR has broken the hearts of many in the support — can only happen once so things will be different in the future. Hopefully this situation will never happen again.



    A house divided will fall.


    We seem to have been worse than divided — more like rent asunder.

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  20. LARRY THE LURKER ? on 1ST MARCH 2019 10:10 PM



    with posts like that…….



    more posting less lurking






  21. Looking for help.



    I seem to recall that, over a number of years, Police Scotland filmed crowds at Celtic Park and that some fans were arrested and charged on the back of this.



    However, looking online I can find no stories about fans being prosecuted.



    Does anyone have a link to at least 1 reported story on this?

  22. HT @ 9.42



    Not sure how history will handle this: BR — The asterisk years.


    He did a lot for the club and we owe him something.



    However we gave him too much — we brought our own fiddle and he played it to the max.



    Not sure how things will pan out in the EPL?



    The Watford angle comes into play and he was a joke figure at the end with LFC.


    All powerpoints and no personality — the Maybot has a BR watch.



    When the script is written and the film is in planning — DDL will turn down the role as it is too difficult. He could not out act the bold BR — anything he could do would not have the authenticity and intensity that BR could turn off and on like a tap.



    However DDL would be able to get us into the CL Last 16 without too much trouble.

  23. Hamiltontim,


    Love to go at Easter but it’ll be summer before we get there. I’m there for a while so if you’re heading over we’ll catch a CL qualifier I hope.

  24. Dena, Larry is KevJungle, he is not lurking at all. He posts a couple of times a day. Did you not notice any similarity in the content. He has just substituted Back to Lurking instead of OOOFFF OOOOTTT.

  25. This season Brendan and peter have taking six million between them, to land us in this position, 6 million, the only true fans are the ones who pay to get in

  26. Kev


    Not sure how you can go back to lurking when you post the same crap every 15 mins.

  27. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    Rodger the Dodger has gone. He should be nothing to us any more.



    He is now a (rich) man without a tribe.



    I wouldn’t swap my life for his for anything.