Making money from Jose, spoiled brat McGregor


There is money to be made from Celtic.  You don’t need to be a player or one of the backroom staff, you don’t even need to sell flags and scarves outside the ground.  If you are going through a major story drought and can attach a name to the vacant manager’s job, chances are you will create your two biggest stories of the year.

The same is true of the betting markets.  If he leaves Newcastle, Rafael Benitez (third favourite for the Celtic job), has options in China that would make him inordinately wealthy within a season.  He is not coming to Glasgow.

Roberto Martinez (fourth favourite for the Celtic job), is manager of Belgium – who top the Fifa rankings.  He will take some of the most gifted footballers in the game to the Euro 2020 finals in June and July next year.  If he gave that up to come to Celtic he would fail every professional criteria you would want in a Celtic manager.  This is simply not the time for Roberto, he and Rafael feature on the betting markets purely to take cash from the gullible.

Jose Mourinho fits the profile of the Benitez and Martinez stories.  He is pure 100% show business, a bankable commodity – if you and a journalist or a bookmaker.

What I know for sure is that Celtic want the treble and will do no more than send out holding messages until after the Scottish Cup Final.  This is a chance to record another remarkable historic achievement, the Treble, Treble.

Jose could alight at Dalmarnock Station this afternoon but he would not be getting an interview for the Celtic job.  Nothing will interfere with Neil Lennon’s preparation for the Cup Final.

Allan McGregor’s sending off yesterday was a truly awful incident but it is wholly the responsibility of the SFA Disciplinary Panel.  McGregor has been doing that all season, including against Kristoffer Ajer at Celtic Park.

The Disciplinary Panel decided not to take action, perhaps rendered mute by the sheer volume of red cards shown to other Newco players, but in doing so they established that this was acceptable behaviour.  Allow spoiled brats to kick others without consequence and they will continue to kick others.

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  1. I would sincerely hope that Celtic plc can multitask sufficiently to enable us to prepare for our final 3 matches and seek the best manager that money can buy.



    HH jg

  2. Like no other on

    Have to say, Davy Moyes would cause me sleepless nights


    See Ol’ Snake Eyes “will always support Celtic”


    With friends like that……..






  3. GP 12.08pm



    Totally agree am all for the board exploring every option and get the best candidate signed up



    Am just saying sometimes we might not realise the “best” man for the job is already completing his audition .. I think Rafa Benitez is going to be the new manager but what do I know



    Right bank holiday family time bowling or pictures …. I will put my preference forward but pretty sure I will be told where am going



    A bit like Peter Lawell



    We all answer to the main boss



    8 is flipping great




  4. I hope we are all feeling GR8 and rather champion on this fine bank holiday morning.



    Forget the speculation and armchair managers.



    Neil Francis Lennon is THE Mhan to take us forward.



    Unbeaten since he came in, under exceptional circumstances, facing 2 banana skins. The squad rocked by the sudden departure of someone they believed in.



    We prevailed.



    He galvanised the support, initially. That soon wanted as those who can’t see what’s in front of them continually look for the greenery grass on the other side. Thankfully he continued to galvanise the players.



    They responded to him.



    What I see from Neil’s team.






    Not conceding goals.



    Winning with last minute goals.



    Rising to every big challenge.



    Scoring goals from headers.



    Scoring from set pieces.



    Lenny will also deliver for us in Europe next season. Appoint him now so that those who don’t want him, have time to get behind him.



    Only one man for the job.



    I’m sure I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it….



    Neil Francis Lennon – Celtic manager



    Hail Hail



    ???????? Champions Again


    Fly the Flag ????????????????????????????????????



  5. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    If Josie came to Celtic would he have to live in The Coocaddens?

  6. Of course I would like a shot at Jose as manager.


    The glamour and potential supported investments in the playing squad would be dangerous but incredibly exciting.


    However back in the real world it will be ‘Neil Lennon’ win or lose the cup final on the 25th.


    No way any genuine top level manager would even dream of coming to our league these days.


    We can however attract damaged goods and interesting managers with a decent wage.


    But that is only if a mid-top club in a big league has little or no interest in them.



    Just hire Neil Lennon


    It is the sensible ,cheap and low risk appointment.


    For me it is a no brainer and Celtic are simply making it look like they have options [A bit like Mr Mourinho]







    Well said.



    That’s exactly how I feel, Who want’s a team who hate us stand and clap us on the park. it would be a false sentiment.

  8. jimbob71 & little Miss jimbob on




    Absolutely correct.


    No guard of honour, a lot of nonsense if you ask me!

  9. ……???……












    ? ……………….?





  10. Mourinho, Martinez and Benitez are fantasy and not worth wasting oxygen over. They don’t fit the Board model. The Board model is king at Celtic plc.



    The three obvious choices are Lenny, Moyes and Clarke. The noises are that Clarke doesn’t want it and will return to England. Moyes is a risk, has never managed up here and has a damaged reputation. The job is Neil’s to lose and barring calamities in the three remaining matches I would be astonished if he is not appointed on a permanent basis.



    It’s really a pragmatic appointment. The Club don’t have the knowledge and experience in the Boardroom to compete at European level and to attract a top continental appointment. The mentality and ambition are not there. On the domestic front Neil will deliver at least 80 points next season, based on his track record and the squad at his disposal, normally enough to win the title. I can’t see anything other than Neil being appointed.

  11. Greenpinata on

    DAVID17 on 6TH MAY 2019 1:15 PM



    You may well be right.


    However did Brendan Rodgers fit the ” Board Model” ?



  12. weebobbycollins on

    Guard of Honour? That lot don’t know the meaning of the word ‘honour’…



    Anyone else fancy Salomon Rondon up front with Odsonne?

  13. weebobbycollins on

    BSR @ 1.07…that looks like ole snake eyes’ silhouette…just standing there, by the dug-out, thinking about how much he loves Celtic…

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

    Cheers OLDTIM67 (sobered up yet ;-) ? ) and JIMBOB71 & LITTLE MISS JIMBOB



    Just to repeat my rant from the end of the last blog…



    “…Guard of Honour??



    Not interested.



    Made up recent invention primarily used as an excuse to be offended at something.



    Only important thing is presentation of the league trophy to a successful Celtic team at the end of the campaign and the unveiling of the League Flag at the start of next year by Celtic.



    Don’t want ‘Rangers’ to give a ‘guard of honour’ – it would be a false, fake, disingenuous effort anyway.



    Don’t bother – don’t expect or want it. Teams run out the tunnel side by side and get on with the bliddy game.











    Getting grumpy in my old age, obviously!






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

    BR – “…You’re dumped doll, cause that new burd is better looking than you, and has nice legs and more money. But, honest…ah’ll always luv you the mostest…”






  16. WBC



    Eight titles, consecutive trophies, the players still away celebrating, and CQN gets Francie and Jose with the Reverend I.M.Jolly to boot,




    Gob bless the internet CSC

  17. glendalystonsils on

    Guard of honour should be left to the Rugger chaps , minutes silence should be scrapped and replaced with minutes applause . Two excuses to cause controversy/bash Celtic, removed at a stroke.



    SMSM desperation reaches new heights as ‘Inter Milan and Napoli target Keiran Tierney’



    Is there a cup final and a potential 3×3 imminent?

  18. glendalystonsils on

    “Down here in Leicestershire , the Celtic result is the second one I look for”



    “Straight after checking the interest on my offshore accounts……..”



    Beendone Ratgers, Leicestershire , England , home of the EPL , the worlds richest league.

  19. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Going for Mourinho would at least show some ambition, even if he didn’t take the job (assuming it wasn’t just a stunt).


    Stature-wise ten out of ten (maybe even eleven!); profile-wise maybe six at best.


    What it might do is alert other good coaches out there (who we might not have thought of), who may fit the profile a bit better and would see the ambition we have.


    Can’t think of too many who cover both stature and profile. Martinez, certainly, but can’t see him taking it this year. Paulo Fonseca would maybe be another.


    Adi Hutter would be a good choice but not sure if we would get him now.


    No reason we shouldn’t be working on this now, other than we’re not really looking and Neil Lennon is getting the job.

  20. And another thing…



    The immense pressure felt since Roland scuttled off was lifted as soon as PC Lustig dived to head that wonderful cross be Oor Cal into the sheep pokey.



    I couldn’t care less about the 2 remaining league games. Rest the players that need rested and give the fringe and youth players some experience, playing in the hate cauldron of hades, (©Tontine Tim) in a meaningless game, should be an invaluable lesson and great development for any that will be with us long term.



    Have as full and as fit a squad as we can for the cup final. That’s the only other game that matters this season.



    We live you Celtic – one Neil Lennon – something inside so strong ??



    Hail Hail ??

  21. weebobbycollins on

    Hot Smoked @ 2.13…personally, he’s gone and that’s it…doesn’t bother me anymore….the second last page of chapter 8 is torn out…#¥$€!!! Och well!…read the last page and move on to chapter 9…

  22. Not looking good for young Celts. Trailing St. Johnstone by 1 whilst the Huns lead Falkirk 2-1.

  23. !!Bada Bing!! on

    ‘ i hope all your doughnuts, turn out like Fanny’s’



    Bill Tennant…STV

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