Keane the bogeyman

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I often thought that Roy Keane was the bogeyman newspapers taunted us with when we are looking for a manager.  He is box office, for sure, but as a parting gift from Peter Lawwell to new chief exec, Dominic McKay, he would prove a ‘handful’.  Roy has not worked as a manager in a decade, his future in the game surely lies in front of the camera.

Still waiting on the Justice Secretary dropping his faux threat to cancel Sundays’ game.

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  1. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

     

    ooooooooo…….!!!!!!!!

     

     

    Please stop mentioning the millionaire former World-Class PLAYER’s name….in the same breath as our beloved, beleaguered Clubs MANAGERIAL position…………………

     

     

    What is it with us…………

     

     

    We buy wingers when we need strikers, midfielders when we need full backs……….

     

     

    Get a Manager in please………………

     

    I’m not suggesting it’s easy for a minute – but recruit what we actually need in the roles they’re best at….

     

     

    Roy’s a millionaire pundit and good luck to him.

     

     

    HH

  2. Ernie @ 1.31

     

     

    Well, you’ve changed the subject. I thought you were going to venture another prediction, this time about the economic prospects of an independent Scotland. I am not especially interested in the SNP but there certainly seems to be a certain split in the party, though nothing like as extreme as the split in the Labour Party between Starmerites and socialists. However, there is as yet no sign of the implosion you predicted.

     

    How about giving us your prediction as to who Celtic’s next manager will be? Or perhaps not.

  3. Ernie always reminds me of the ultimate school bully from my childhood – male deputy head in my primary school.

     

     

    Like a virtual version of the domini, belt peaking out from under his gown. Berating us to answer his questions. And then twisting whatever answer you give to suit his point perfectly. You do so, next question. And do it goes on. Till home time!

     

     

    The answer is Sir….’time would tell. It would be in large part down to the efforts and merits of the people (of all nationalities) living in Scotland. Countries like Norway offer hope and example. London-based Tories offer the opposite. And with half the land mass of these islands but only 10% of the population but a lion’s share of natural resources, we’d stand a far better chance than as part of this dying ex colonial power.

     

     

    Now back to the staff room!

     

     

    HH jg

     

     

    PS I do love good teachers, before i get belted!

  4. Did Tony do the dirty on ruoerts wife?

     

     

    i know he was ingratiating himself with those that tapped milly dowlers phone but what a way to deal with.skank on skank!

  5. SQUIRE DANAHER on 15TH MARCH 2021 1:31 PM

     

     

     

    I just want to know whether people would be financially better off or worse of if Scotland leaves the UK.

     

     

    It’s not an unreasonable thing to ask.

     

     

    The reactions so far from the cult members on here suggest that they have a shrewd idea what the answer might be but are reluctant to say what it is.

  6. Rolling_Stone on

    @ NOTTHEBUS on 15TH MARCH 2021 12:46 PM

     

     

    Based on what?

     

     

    It’s difficult to base on trophies as by that reckoning Neil is better than Moyes (or ever BR before he arrived in 2016).

  7. 79CAPS on 15TH MARCH 2021 1:40 PM

     

    E

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘there is as yet no sign of the implosion you predicted.’

     

     

     

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    Yeah, you sound like a disinterested observer right enough.

  8. Garngad to Croy on

    BOURNESOUPRECIPE on 15TH MARCH 2021 1:41 PM

     

    That awkward moment when Brendan Rodgers preaches humility and class.

     

     

    Brilliant , you made me chuckle 🤣

  9. The list of Out of Work managers added to the NEXT MANAGER MARKETS is a risk free way of bookies taking small sums of money from fools.

     

     

    The ‘Next Manager’ market is rigged and it’s not in your favour.

     

    It is the equivalent of being asked to organise your office Grand National sweep being allowed to add the names of as many horses as you can think of , even if they aren’t even entered for the race……especially if they aren’t entered in the race.

     

     

    How many favourites have we had since ‘Lenny Out’ began trending last year?

     

     

    Rest assured that once the bookies realise there is a real candidate……

     

    they will make that person odds on favourite to minimise their risk……

     

    but as soon as they see money being wagered (that suggests the decision is pending) …they will suspend the market.

     

     

    Keep your money in your pocket….

     

     

    The Onlooker.

  10. Forgot to add , ….it’s also a ‘ journalism’ free way of filling back pages.

  11. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    It would be hard to go backwards from Lennon, but if any club could pull it off it would definitely be Celtic. Certainly fits the old firm ethos.

     

    We’ve got a fantastic opportunity to develop something new – blank sheet of paper stuff.

     

    Then you see names like Keane, Hughes, Dyche and Michael O’Neill. That’s not to say there’s anything in them, but it does get you worried all the same!

     

    Come on Celtic – don’t waste this opportunity.

  12. 79 caps ‘extreme split ‘

     

     

    putting it lightly

     

     

    extreme excuses.

     

    did the labour and unionist alter any thatcher legislation?

     

     

    the kicked out the one guy who was interested in socialism jezza

     

     

    a confused bunch who only will ever have a route to power in a union

     

     

    unless they reform as a lab party in scotland

     

     

    hh

  13. squire danaher on

    ERNIE LYNCH on 15TH MARCH 2021 1:42 PM

     

     

    In all seriousness.

     

     

    What timescale would you as a independence sceptic consider a reasonable period for the average Joe in the street to notice an improvement in living standards?

     

     

    The next day?

     

    One year?

     

    Five years?

     

    Ten years?

  14. “What we should do is end their invincible season.”

     

     

    Did St.Mirren not put them out of the League Cup?

  15. I agree with Brendan on the guard of honour.

     

     

    Let’s show the world that we are better than petty & better than spiteful.

     

     

    If we do line up, it might be our best formation this season….wouldn’t be hard!

  16. Surely Roy Keane would not give up his lucrative contract talking shoite at Sky for a managerial role.

     

     

    D :)

  17. SQUIRE DANAHER on 15TH MARCH 2021 1:50 PM

     

    ERNIE LYNCH on 15TH MARCH 2021 1:42 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

    In all seriousness.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    What timescale would you as a independence sceptic consider a reasonable period for the average Joe in the street to notice an improvement in living standards?

     

     

     

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    Should it not be for those advocating independence to suggest a timescale for any improvement or deterioration in living standards?

     

     

    If you can’t say, then you have to be honest about it with the electorate. Sort of

     

     

    ‘Here is a pig for you to buy. It’s in this bag. Look you can see it moving about. No you can’t look at it properly. No I can’t let it out of the bag. But it’s a really nice pig, you have my word on that. What? No of course you can’t have your money back if you don’t like it. If you buy it, you’re stuck with it.’

     

     

    Good luck.

  18. If there’s to be a guard of honour should it feature black berets and leather gloves?

  19. Rishi Sunak

     

    “He told how the UK Government had delivered some £13.3 billion of cash to the Scottish Government since the pandemic began a year ago.”

     

     

    So that’s what we owe rUK just for the pandemic!

     

     

    I think come May we should vote for Independence and do The Rangers thing, and just phoenix as a new Country, and buy the Oilfields, Whiskey, Tourism and Haggis for a £1, do I have this right? por cierto :))

  20. JHB on 15TH MARCH 2021 2:01 PM

     

    I agree with Brendan on the guard of honour.

     

    Let’s show the world that we are better than petty & better than spiteful.

     

    If we do line up, it might be our best formation this season….wouldn’t be hard!

     

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    No Guard of honour.

     

     

    Petty, Spiteful……… you bet.

     

     

    Gaurd of Honour for cheats no chance.

     

     

    We keep getting told the world doesn’t care what happens in a backwater like Scotia, so they wont bother.

     

     

    D :)

  21. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    We should give them a guard of honour but it should be the board doing it, not the players.

     

    Although there might be some confusion as to who should be applauding who…….

  22. spikeysauldman on

    Heard Chris Wilder’s name mentioned…

     

    If only he was half as funny as Gene Wilder, he’d get my vote

     

     

    Blazing Saddles CSC

  23. POR CIERTO on 15TH MARCH 2021 2:07 PM

     

     

     

    I think come May we should vote for Independence and do The Rangers thing, and just phoenix as a new Country, and buy the Oilfields, Whiskey, Tourism and Haggis for a £1, do I have this right? por cierto :))

     

     

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    Well you joke about it George Kerevan has suggested that in the event of independence the UK government would be responsible for continuing to pay state pension to Scottish pensioners leaving a Scottish government free to top them up to a more generous level.

     

     

    It’s hard to believe that he could really be so stupid as to believe that or alternatively so dishonest as to suggest it might happen.

  24. Ernie @ 1.45

     

     

    You are not interested in debating. I have said that I don’t support the SNP but you accuse me of not being “disinterested” because I refuse to accept your allegation that the SNP is imploding. The next elections will show whether that has any substance. But I can understand how desperate you are for your crazy prediction in 2014 to come true.

  25. squire danaher on

    Ernie 14:05.

     

     

    Thanks for the comparatively civil reply.

     

     

    I think it would be reasonable to allow a period of time to negotiate withdrawal from the chains of the UK and establish an independent Scotland – and if the population desired and if possible, which I think will be the case, negotiate a return to the EU.

     

     

    I am not a diplomat. I do not know how long this would take but using Brexit as a template it is likely this would require some years. I think most reasonable people would accept this as a consequence of a YES vote.

     

     

    Again I use the argument that if the UK genuinely believes Scotland to be the economic basket case it portrays it as being, then it is surely in the interest of the the rUK to make life easy for itself by facilitating this as quickly as possible.

     

     

    I am not getting into the currency debate at this stage as Unionists wrongly insist that new states require to adopt the Euro. I agree that a firm position on currency needs to be put before the electorate as IMO this was the hill on which the 2014 referendum was lost by YES.

     

     

    You clearly do not agree, but I would argue that an independent Scotland would have different spending priorities and that it is therefore unreasonable to judge a hypothetical independent Scotland by its financial performance within the context of the UK.

     

     

    Back to work for me, will reply later assuming I don’t get cyber-red pen smart arsery as a response.

  26. David 66 @ 2:08

     

     

    I think they only people who cheated us this season were our players. Added to this was the incompetence of our football management.

     

     

    We kept a title-winning squad together & added around £20m in transfers & loans. The players ‘downed tools’ & the management got it wrong on acquisitions, tactics & Dubai……the fans were cheated by their own.

  27. SQUIRE DANAHER on 15TH MARCH 2021 2:23 PM

     

     

    Well if joining the EU is going to be a central plank of the campaign for independence then given the need to meet EU fiscal standards for accession it should be easier to predict whether people would be better off or worse off.

     

     

    Public spending would have to be cut and taxes would have to rise, wouldn’t they?

  28. I wouldn’t mind Keane if his coaching team consisted of someone like Maresca and co who did most of the coaching, training, tactics. Keane could then rock up every so often, give the players the fear/death stare when they moaned about things and left it at that. The Keane – Ronnie idea might have worked well – there would certainly be no Commons/Mulgrew/et al downing tools and undermining the manager if Keane was on board with it, and one would imagine he would have been on the fitness/nutrition side of things given his disparaging remarks about Hartson eating crisps and drinking fizzy pop after a game and the fact he’s caused himself bother in the past as a result of his intolerance of slipping standards.

     

    It would need him to recognise that he’s basically a figurehead though, and I am not sure he’d be content with that.

  29. JHB on 15TH MARCH 2021 2:31 PM

     

    David 66 @ 2:08

     

     

    I think they only people who cheated us this season were our players. Added to this was the incompetence of our football management.

     

     

    We kept a title-winning squad together & added around £20m in transfers & loans. The players ‘downed tools’ & the management got it wrong on acquisitions, tactics & Dubai……the fans were cheated by their own.

     

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    JHB – No argument about our players/board etc from me, but i think you will find that Rankers have funded a team that they cannot afford…again..

     

     

    Living beyond their means or as I like to call it Cheating.

     

     

    Then of course there is the whole Covid-19 cheating carry on.

     

     

    So again no Guard of Honour for me I’m afraid.

     

     

    Well not me but you know what I mean.

     

     

    D :)

  30. JHB on 15TH MARCH 2021 1:35 PM

     

     

    Roy Keane isn’t quite an unknown as we have his time at Sunderland and Ipswich to draw from.

     

     

    Started well at Sunderland until it started to unravel badly and was a disaster at Ipswich.

     

     

    Definite “no” for me.

  31. SPIDEY101 on 15TH MARCH 2021 2:43 PM

     

     

    We need to be careful that we don’t confuse “no-nonsense” with man-management. With that logic, we could appoint Vinne Jones as manager with Stuart Pearce as an assistant and Ross Kemp as director of football.

     

     

    It worked for Keane initially but soon fell apart and by the end, the Sunderland players were celebrating at the news he was sacked.

     

     

    Being “tough”, especially with the modern footballer doesn’t guarantee respect or results. Players will soon see what you’re made of with tactical acumen and results.

  32. Ernie implying no pension if you democratically elect to break with the union

     

     

    A UNIONIST RED HERRING

     

     

    Do not believe any socialist fake/new or old pre clause4.

     

     

    They simply cant count and chaos reigns

     

    proof- 10 year of austerity to pay for the banking chaos

     

    also pre thatcher- where was your local rat infested rubbish dump

  33. AN TEARMANN on 15TH MARCH 2021 2:59 PM

     

    ‘Ernie implying no pension if you democratically elect to break with the union’

     

     

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    Ernie implying nothing of the sort, old chap.

     

     

    Ernie stating that if Scotland leaves the UK the new Scottish state, not the former UK, will be responsible for paying state pension of Scottish pensioners.

     

     

    You seem to have as much grasp of the topic as George Kerevan has.

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