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Henderson attempts to buck Celtic youth syndrome

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For as long as you or I can remember, Celtic’s youth teams have had a fearsome reputation, winning countless titles, even with Kenny McDowall as head coach, but something inevitably goes wrong.  Clubs like Dundee United, Hibs, Hearts and even Hamilton Accies have a better record of graduating prospects, despite having a poorer youth team to pick from.

The other fearsome reputation we had, was that Celtic was one of the places young talent came to wither on the vine, before shuffling off to a minor club at around 21-years-old.  Where would you send your boy, Celtic or Dundee United………?

The argument goes that clubs like United have more opportunity to blood young talent than Celtic, who for long periods of the last 20 years were locked in an all-or-nothing battle for supremacy, or the need to reach the Champions League group stage, or the next level of the Champions League.  This theory doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, though, as clubs with higher still demands are able to mature young talent through first team exposure.

The truth is it’s never been a first team priority, as we have been caught in a ‘buy success’ mentality for close to 30 years.

Still only 18, Liam Henderson has as much chance as anyone who have come through the ranks in the last couple of decades of making it as a top player at Celtic, but he needs to be stretched by playing competitive senior football over the next three years, cameo appearances here and there will not provide the platform he needs.  A few months at Rosenborg, who kick off a new league season on Monday, will give him opportunities he’s not going to see at Celtic between now and the end of the season.

Did you see what newco director, Paul Murray, did with his stock market announcement yesterday?

He wrote, “‎I have been informed by Deloitte, the existing auditor, that they informed the previous Board of their intention to resign following the June 2014 audit. The previous Board chose not to announce this nor did they find a replacement for Deloitte. With limited time to have these results reviewed the Board asked Jeffreys Henry to perform the exercise as Independent Reporting Accountants, not auditors.”

On reading this many were inclined to conclude the reason Deloitte did not act as Independent Reporting Accountants for their interims was because they had left the building.  Not so.  Murray later confirmed to a Daily Record financial reporter (not the football guys) that Deloittes are still newco’s auditors.  I am sure there is a perfectly good reason they didn’t sign off the interims.  Maybe they were busy that day.

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  1. jinkyredstar cuts it back for Neil Lennon on

    As long as he is not tempted into Accontancy whilst at Roseburg – not the Haral Brattback school in any case

  2. The Token Tim on

    I think this will be a very good move for Liam.

     

     

    With no reserve teams these days, being able to play every week will only help his career improvement.

     

     

    All the best to the Bhoy. Hope it works out well for him.

     

     

    HAIL! HAIL!

     

    Token

  3. So,the interim reports ,not signed off.Transparency indeed.Mathew Lindsay,still has a finger in each ear,going about The Times office,impersonating The Trololo Man.

  4. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Good article, Paul. And well done to Ronny for fixing Liam up. Great opportunity for the lad. Hope this is the start of a period of young players coming through into the first team.

  5. leftclicktic

     

    12:47 on

     

    1 April, 2015

     

    Celtic Football Club@celticfc · 44 mins44 minutes ago

     

     

    Season Ticket Holders can avoid the queues by booking their ticket online here https://www.eticketing.co.uk/celtic/default.aspx … (

     

     

     

    They omit to say that it costs an extra £1.50 per ticket Internet Charge and £5.82 postage.

     

    An extra £16.32 for the 7 tickets I ordered this morning

  6. Good afternoon Bhoys

     

     

    Did you know on this very day in 1984, Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his own father

     

     

    Kittoch

  7. foghorn leghorn on

    West End of East End

     

    12:33 on

     

    1 April, 2015

     

     

    Not read back, just in from the ticket office, 1 & 1/2 hour wait this morning…

     

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    that means there were probably 8 or 9 people in the queue going by the usual rate of ticket sales over the ticket office counter!

     

     

    how to avoid waiting ages in a queue for cup semi tickets?

     

     

    simple.

     

     

    Wait until a few days before the game and walk into the ticket office and get one, there wont be a queue

     

     

    There is unlikely to be more than 30,000 at the game, so even though the chances are you will get a rubbish ticket, wait until about 10 minutes after kick off, have a look around for a better seat and then go sit in it

     

     

    Moreover, a few days before hampden games is usually around the time when Celtic decide that normal peasant fans like me are worthy of buying a South Stand ticket, so you may not get a rubbish ticket anyway

     

     

    But no queues to wait in

     

     

    Sorted

  8. Tony Donnelly –

     

     

    I bought 3 tickets online.

     

     

    3 x ₤23 =₤69

     

     

    plus ₤5.82 recorded delivery

     

     

    plus internet charges 3 x ₤1.50 = ₤4.50

     

     

    Total ₤79.32

     

     

    So it’s an extra ₤10.32 for 3 tickets.

     

     

    I am happy to pay for the recorded delivery but how can an internet charge be per ticket rather than per transaction?

  9. Mentioned this on last article but if any of you received an unexpected email from me earlier today please delete it without opening the attachment. Looks like I was attached.

     

     

    In the process of trying to rectify matters so hopefully no lasting damage done.

  10. foghorn leghorn on

    sorry but i wouldnt be paying nearly 6 bangers for recorded delivery for a game against ICT – i would take my chances that the tickets will get delivered via normal post

     

     

    next years champions league final tickets are another matter though…

  11. Good luck to Liam Henderson, I hope he meets the targets RD will have set him for his Norwegian stay.

     

     

    Well there you go, Celtic bloggers challenging Paul Murray’s early contribution to April Fools, who’d have thunk it?

  12. 12:15 Ffs man, that’s shocking, more so for the Cally mob, now that you mention it I do remember. What a rotten time for a gala game, you know what time the sat semi is?

  13. foghorn leghorn on

    Jobo Baldie

     

    13:07 on

     

    1 April, 2015

     

    Mentioned this on last article but if any of you received an unexpected email from me earlier today please delete it without opening the attachment. Looks like I was attached.

     

     

    In the process of trying to rectify matters so hopefully no lasting damage done.

     

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    So I’ve not to send my bank details to Prince Jobo of Botswana then?

     

     

    cool.

  14. Just to add, the ₤1.50 per ticket internet charge has nothing to do with Celtic FC. It is levied by the company running the website and goes to them.

     

     

    As I said, I am happy to pay the recorded delivery charge because without it, tickets do disappear and Hampden/SFA tickets carry a gold digital microchip rather than a barcode, so cannot be reprinted.

  15. sorry but i wouldnt be paying nearly 6 bangers for recorded delivery for a game against ICT – i would take my chances that the tickets will get delivered via normal post

     

     

     

    Is there an option?

  16. foghorn leghorn on

    tonydonnelly67

     

    13:12 on

     

    1 April, 2015

     

    sorry but i wouldnt be paying nearly 6 bangers for recorded delivery for a game against ICT – i would take my chances that the tickets will get delivered via normal post

     

     

    Is there an option?

     

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    yup

     

     

    “There will be a £5.82 charge for special delivery online/via booking line as the Scottish FA have advised that no reprint facility is available. Supporters wishing to opt out of the special delivery fee can do so by calling 0141 230 1967. There will be no replacement tickets available for tickets which do not arrive if the special delivery option is not selected.”

  17. Hampden don’t do re-prints so if ticket goes missing you’d be left ticketless. That’s the reason they give for all tickets must be posted by recorded delivery.

     

    If its a game at CP you have the option as Celtic will re-print lost tickets

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