Lennon luxury of sharpening next week


These games all seem simple the morning after they are completed, but that only happens if the hard work is out on.

Sarajevo did enough to take the lead last night, lesser teams than Celtic would have stuttered, but that proved to be what the instigator needed.

Neil Lennon now has the luxury of using next week’s home leg to sharpen fitness where necessary, and perhaps to give one or two their first Celtic Park experience.

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  1. Canamalar, I don’t really want to get involved in the spat but I’m just trying to make sense of it.


    Correct me if I’m wrong but my understanding is that one Poster said he had heard that Lenny was advised to move home because of a credible threat. Only a couple of Posters reacted to the post which obviously disappointed you and prompted you to have a general go at the lack of empathy from the general blog.


    I for one can’t remember reading original post but I normally wouldn’t react to an unsubstantiated rumour or story.


    If this is true and is confirmed I would indeed be outraged as I believe would every right minded person.


    I trust the integrity of the vast majority of Posters here including your good self, I believe the reason for the muted response was people were not sure if it is true or not and as far as I know we still don’t know if it’s true,

  2. I’ve never had any interest in arguing with fellow Celtic fans on here or anywhere else but I thought Sydneytim was out of order in criticising James Forrest. It’s not even the tenth time he’s had a go at him. Fair enough you don’t rate him, it’s a joke with your friends, that’s where it should stay. It was embarrassing. As for the other guy breeny, he has previous, most likely a hun

  3. James Forrest having a ‘nightmare’ consists of not fancying the odds against the doubled-up full backs most of the time and passing it back to the FB or inside to another player.


    The other times he will usually make something positive happen whether he beats his man (or men) and crosses or shoots etc.


    My point is he’s clever enough to know when to play safe.


    I don’t think I’ve ever seen him not fancy his chances when the FB is isolated.


    I think we are very lucky that JF seems to be really happy at Celtic.


    I think we will sign an experienced strker that’s good in the air and that can make wingers job easier ( and make them look better.


    Imagine JF had the option to play crosses to Larrson or Sutton or Harston.



    To me, for whatever reason it looks as if we are waiting on an answer from a real quality player at CF unless we are getting KBs from players and it’s not public.



    3 great goals last night and when Mikey Johnson is built like Kieran Tierney he’ll be a superstar.

  4. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    The guy Sean T…,


    Was back on confirming to Trad88 what he said was true and trusted his source 100%, now the last time the exact same claim was made not a single person on here demanded evidence! zero difference in the circumstances or the people under threat! but this time for some reason people demand evidence! why’s that? that grinds my gears.


    Lenny is going for 9 & 10 yet some demand evidence that this is true, even if it’s no true we should be laying down a marker that Lenny and his family are out of bounds.


    The anti terrorist intelligence should be all over this and that’s what we should be demanding, Scottish plod made an arse of it last time yet here we are again, same shite different day but this time it’s more sinister, so called Celtic supporters are trying to kill the conversation.

  5. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Oh and corky,


    Where do you expect confirmation to come from, it certainly was not from any official source last time was it ?

  6. Cananalar, I’m up for any campaign if this is true. All I’m saying is that so far we have heard it from one poster as far as I know it has not surfaced on any of the other site or twitter account. Do you not find that strange that one man feels he has 100% reliability of his source but no one else in Glasgow , the Club, the MSM or any other blog have taken up on this.


    I obviously don’t live in Glasgow but it would be my impression that this story if true would sweep through the City like wildfire.

  7. Rightback on route? Lets hope so, another step in the right direction. Little by Little NFL putting his mark on team.




  8. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    Then again I’m judging apples agains oranges, back then the blog was a very different place with very different people contributing, I’d say most have gone now and it’s not hard to see why.

  9. But Canamalar it’s not just CQN, James Forrest, Sentinel Celts, Kerrydale, there is no one up in arms. Why,


    The entire Celtic Support are not cowards or fearties, it’s my opinion that people are awaiting confirmation or otherwise.


    Anyway look we will have to leave it because we are going round in circles.

  10. An wa hate Linfield, an wa hate Linfield… wa hate Linfield, and wa hate Linfield… wa hate Linfield and wa hate Linfield… we are the Linfield haters.



    Old Cliftonville song/chant.



    Note the Belfast dialect, wa for we, until the last verse – we is pronounced properly, because wa are the Linfield haters would sound nonsensical.






    HH. 🍀

  11. fairhill bhoy on

    According to Football Scotland the out of favour right back Tommy Smith is on his way out the premier league club 😉

  12. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    Yer right it’s being made circular but a wee reminder, bar kerrydale street, the others contributed to this blog the last time this happened.


    I’m happy to accept the word of Sean Thornton who is 100% sure of the information, it wasn’t even a question the last time. It’s no like its never happened before or he’s a new name on the blog. The guy has been contributing on here for years, so I expect he knows full well the gravity of the information he shared.

  13. The old double plural is very rarely used nowadays, sadly.



    Watched a video there on YouTube, some American bint interviewing four wee gluebags in Belfast City Cemetery – hey presto the double plural appeared in the the conversation :



    ‘Yiz love yer McDonald’s iz don’t yiz?” said the gluesniffer.



    Outstanding ambassadors for the town.




  14. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Oh and you’ll be surprised to know I’ve had spats with him as well 😀irrespective of that, I know he’s a Tim and I trust he would not make up a story like that just for a reaction, I also trust he would not share unless he was certain about the source.

  15. Canamalar, Last word, There is also the possibility that if it’s true that Lenny might prefer to keep a lid on it as publicity could encourage other scumbags to get involved.


    If Lenny wants to keep this private we would be doing more harm than good to be highlighting it no matter how well intentioned our motives are.


    I would suggest stay calm & hold our fire.

  16. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    It’s bawbaws time, I’ll leave you all with your conciense and hope enough people back Lenny enough to make a similar difference to the last time this happened, though going on today’s performance it doesn’t bode well at all.

  17. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    FAIRHILL BHOY on 10TH JULY 2019 10:01 PM


    According to Football Scotland the out of favour right back Tommy Smith is on his way out the premier league club 😉






    …out of favour, and also has been “on the decline” for the past couple of years (age 27) – must be a complete dud :-)






  18. glendalystonsils on




    If he was signing for Sevco he would be a seasoned performer with tremendous experience , in the prime of his career.

  19. LAST LAST Word, Canamalar I don’t doubt you at all. You are not the most diplomatic person on the planet but you spearheaded the Res 12 Campaign and you have earned your street cred. but don’t be to quick to judge the rest of us. You are not the only Rebel here if the need is there we will be there make no mistake about that.

  20. Huddersfield fanzines are saying he was best right back in the Championship but struggled in the Premiership, they reckon he will be a huge success in Scotland. I know that sounds condescending but that is their take.

  21. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    I suggest Lenny is not the only one involved here and maybe it was his family who can’t handle the terror again and are hoping for support similar to the last time.



    Remember after 6 months silence and multiple relocations in the middle of the night the polis continued to demand silence. Only after it became public knowledge were they allowed to return home and given the protection they deserved.



    As I said earlier, anti terror intelligence should be dealing with this, this should have been published immediately the threats were considered serious and the family should be protected in their own home to live a normal life with the full force of the law hounding anyone that thinks differently.



    Again, remember, the family were moved from their home the night before football matches because of threats, rather than protect the family at home the polis turned up and told them to pack their bags they were moving.


    And all the while the meeja were declaring he brings it on himself.



    Oh and one other thing, the last time when enough fuss was raised, it was all very quickly confirmed, how would you feel if the reticence of the Celtic support to make a fuss contributed to prolonged terror for his family because we demanded proof.

  22. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    I’m off to bed now but think hard on my last paragraph.

  23. CORKCELT @ 10:30 PM,



    Well, if he comes we’ll see how he does and he’ll get every chance to do the biz…



    A concern of mine would be, a while back, we seemed to get a lot of these guys, the Lee Naylor, Danny Fox type guys who were okay but were never going to improve us in Europe.



    As I say, if we’ve bought him, I’ll welcome him, hope he does great… but hope were not going back down yesteryears well trodden path.



    Hail Hail

  24. Canamalar, If it is true, we should of course mount a huge campaign, including letters to MPs etc and that is what will happen but surely we need something more than one man’s word no matter how reputable before we kick off. But again I ask how is it that not one other person or source has come forward to substantiate the story. I will think about it and have a good nights sleep.



    Thanks for the Tommy Smith info. Sounds like he is in the Paul Telfer- Lee Naylor school of full backs. A step down from PC Lustig perhaps. Hope not.