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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. Me NO likey Rodgers any more !

     

    He had EVERY CHANCE to call out the thuggery and the Hun Ref Beaton IMMEDIATELY after THAT Match…HE DELIBERATELY Chose NOT TO…He FAILED us…The Fans…and the Players…..FACT !

     

    Does anyone believe that if we get kicked off the Park this Sunday against the Huns, that Neil Lennon would ” DO” a Rodgers..and just say “The Best Team Won” ?

     

    We are Neil Lennon.

     

    HH

  2. The hands cant hit what the eyes cant see on

    @ BIG JIMMY on 7TH MAY 2019 10:01 AM

     

     

    Do you have this much venom when considering the board’s failure on RES12?

     

     

    A refereeing performance is one thing, systemic cheating of a member club with the acquiescence/support of a governing body is another.

     

     

    As a shareholder, our directors have a duty to protect our investment in the company (particularly if the company has lost out to the order of millions of pounds on account of a 3rd party’s (in)action).

  3. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Another Smoked,

     

     

    At the time, I thought he was making a point to those amongst us who say he is finished.

     

    Would be a major folly to let him leave in June.

  4. TTT

     

    Thanks. Yes, I thought it looked something like that. Certinly looked negative.

     

     

    ` Another` Smoked .

  5. 67 European Cup Winners on

    QUADROPHENIAN on 7TH MAY 2019 9:30 AM

     

    You make a great point that list does not inspire (Dembele apart) and frankly it does not do BR any favours

     

     

    For me it raises 2 issues

     

     

    Who does buy the footballers at Celtic ??

     

     

    BR won 2 trebels (and a big contribution to 3 trebels) qualified for 2 CL Group stages with Ronny Deila’s team (Dembele and Sinclair apart)

     

     

    I need an hour a few pints to work it out

     

     

    67ECW

  6. Jobo, From earlier. It is most certainly the John Lemon Bar, just off Bonanza Square. After we skelped the Huns in a game last year, the biggest & best communal Huddle in Spain took place outside said Bar.

     

    Cannot guarantee a Huddle but you will most certainly be amongst your own people.

  7. THE HANDS CANT HIT WHAT THE EYES CANT SEE on 7TH MAY 2019 10:27 AM

     

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    ” VENOM” ?

     

    I am disgusted that our Board have did little or nothing in Relation Res12…of course I am, why would You think I wasnt ?

     

     

    Everyone that I have known/met etc in my life have “ONE Chance” with Me, and IF they let me down Once, then I simply do not wish to know them any more. This includes so called family, so called friends, girlfriends etc etc.

     

     

    i refuse to suffer Fools and Roasters and Liars. Rodgers lied to us FACT !

     

    Rodgers had EVERY Chance to call out Beaton and the Huns etc after THAT “Game”, he DELIBERATELY chose NOT to do so FACT !

     

    Are YOU Happy with that act of Cowardice…Im not.

  8. In my time, we have had three very successful Managers: Stein, O`Neill and Rodgers.

     

    Comparing these three in different worlds is no easy task. In spite of that, Big Jock was so outstanding I would think everyone would agree that he was the best.

     

    Although much later than Jock, Martin`s era was also very different from the money mad world of football in which we now operate. Even so, it is obvious that he did a very good job as Celtic Manager.

     

    Most recently, there was Brendan and it is unarguable that he did a fantastic job in Scotland.

     

    Three great manager. One idolised; one greatly respected and one loathed by many.

     

    Does the nature of his departure put him so far below the other two? Especia;;y as NO ONE on here knows the real circumstances behind his decision to leave.

     

    One more point.

     

    I feel most of us would have been happy with Lennie replaacing Ronnie but, having been spoiled a tad by the appointment of Brendan Rodgers,many now want a Manager of the same calibre.

     

     

    JJ

     

     

    PS I am aware of the affection in which Tommy Burns is held but, having lived away from Glasgow for so long, I am only aware of his stature as a man but not as a manager.

  9. Quadrophenian

     

     

    ” Also, anyone else wondering why Craig Gordon has fallen so far off the radar? What did I miss? ”

     

     

    My guess is that the `Passing Goalie ` phenomenon has become so important to Celtic that Craig`s excellent shot-stopping ability was overshadowed by his relatively poor distribution.

  10. weebobbycollins on

    Davie Provan is a Celtic man…you may call him a (whatever you call him), but he spoke fondly of his time at the club and always stayed in touch with big Billy…the same with Andy Walker…

  11. fieldofdrams on

    Re Craig Gordon, I believe he is still injured and rehabilitating his knee injury

  12. fieldofdrams on

    And re Cup Final tickets, unsuccessful in the second ballot, not happy at all. But holding these games at a stadium smaller than our own will always present a problem.

     

     

    Now, if they’d held it at Murrayfield, capacity 68,000, even taking 8000 for the prawn sandwich brigade, we’d have got at least 30,000 and I’d be significantly, nay exponentially, likely to be a happier chappie than I am this morning.

  13. Are you in a world of pain, where there is blame there is a claim.

     

    Celtic hurt your feelings? Call WATP on 0141 1888 1967.

  14. Bain is quite rightly number 1 choice. Gordon when he’s healthy will deputize next season (final year of his contract) and may even get to start games in the cups.

     

     

    De Vries will be released and we’ll see who Celtic replace him with. As of now, David Marshall will be a free agent.

     

     

    We’re likely to be looking at Kelly of Livingston or Clark of St Johnstone.

  15. The hands cant hit what the eyes cant see on

    @ BIG JIMMY on 7TH MAY 2019 11:08 AM

     

     

    Brendan was composed and selective with his comments throughout his tenure.

     

     

    When it came to comments on referees he normally skirted them (presumably in the belief that our team was good enough that irrespective of the level of refereeing we would still sweep all before us; in that regard he was correct).

     

     

    However, as a rule, I don’t like the Tony Mowbray ‘take it on the chin’ approach. Although I do enjoy and believe the best approach is to be far better than our competitors so as to negate the effect of officials.

  16. Hot Smoked on 7th May 2019 11:08 am

     

    ‘In my time, we have had three very successful Managers: Stein, O`Neill and Rodgers.’

     

     

     

    ****

     

     

    In European games Rodgers was an abject failure. A flop.

     

     

    He was fortunate to be managing Celtic when the standard of the Scottish league was at al all time low and the financial gulf between Celtic and the domestic competition was at an all time high.

  17. jimbob71 & little Miss jimbob on

    Kinglubo,

     

     

    Does he drive a taxi and is he also related to Owen Coyle’s granny?

  18. fieldofdrams on

    I had that Owen Coyle’s granny in the back of my cab once.

     

     

    OoermissusCSC

  19. The hands cant hit what the eyes cant see on

    @ ERNIE LYNCH on 7TH MAY 2019 12:19 PM

     

     

    The manner in which Brendan left is unfortunate, but you can’t re-write history and say that he was a fortunate manager for Celtic (and imply that he would not have succeeded in other eras).

     

     

    Firstly, Celtic didn’t suffer any Sion/Bratislava/Legia/Utrecht under his tenure. AEK are a different kettle of fish; they were Greek champions (albeit not great); we faced them when we had injuries to all our strikers and off the back of a disappointing transfer window (Jack Hendry was starting centre half in both games) – and it was a narrow 3-2 on aggregate having out played them. The other games above resulted in some very embarrassing defeats.

     

     

    Secondly, Brendan still managed 2 CL group stages out of 3 seasons (having been out in the cold for a couple of years), as well as 2 seasons of post-Christmas European football. We had some great performances/results along the way: Zenit, Bayern and Leipzig at home; Anderlecht and Rosenborg away. His problem was his obstinance to adopt a more defensive approach against the super-clubs which led to some heavy and embarrassing defeats.

     

     

    Brendan leaves with a fantastic record: in a position for a treble treble with company accounts that are the best we have ever seen. Before he arrived we had a 30k attendance, little to no profit and a turnover of half of what it is now.

     

     

    But Brendan was fortunate…

  20. The Battered Bunnet on

    JJ

     

     

    Were you asleep between 2005/06 and 2008/09?

     

     

    Just askin’ since WGS has a better record than MON by many measures – 3 titles in a row, 2 UCL knockout round qualifications, frinstance – while rebuilding the team within a self-generated budget.

     

     

    TBB

  21. TIMALOY29 on 7TH MAY 2019 11:49 AM

     

    Bain is quite rightly number 1 choice. Gordon when he’s healthy will deputize next season (final year of his contract) and may even get to start games in the cups.

     

     

     

    De Vries will be released and we’ll see who Celtic replace him with. As of now, David Marshall will be a free agent.

     

     

     

    We’re likely to be looking at Kelly of Livingston or Clark of St Johnstone.

     

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    I don’t know if Clark of St. J would come to us. I was on Rangers meeja after we defeated St. J in The a League Cup at Perth, 1-0 with late Griff goal. Clark’s father or brother had been at the game ‘to see Zander’. He was obviously very anti-Celtic and thought we were rubbish.

  22. weebobbycollins on

    Big Jock was the most influential of our managers…as a club, we are where we are today because of Jock. He made us a modern club…he led and others followed…

     

    …ask alex ferguson…

  23. My choice….. Pull out the stops to get Clarke and have Broonie as his assistant. Broonie is a great motivator of players and that is the primary attribute of any manager.

     

    But what do I know, I haven’t played competitive football since i left schoold, back in 82.

  24. The hands cant hit what the eyes cant see on 7th May 2019 12:38 pm

     

     

    Can you tell me when the standard of Scottish football was at a lower ebb than it was during Rodgers time?

     

     

    Can you tell me when the gulf in finances between Celtic and the rest of Scottish football was larger than it was during Rodgers time?

     

     

    Any domestic success he had has to be viewed in that context.

     

     

    His undeserved reputation as a saviour is largely due to the fact that he replaced a guy who should never have been near the job in the first place.

  25. THE HANDS CANT HIT WHAT THE EYES CANT SEE on 7TH MAY 2019 12:38 PM

     

    @ ERNIE LYNCH on 7TH MAY 2019 12:19 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The manner in which Brendan left is unfortunate, but you can’t re-write history and say that he was a fortunate manager for Celtic (and imply that he would not have succeeded in other eras).

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Firstly, Celtic didn’t suffer any Sion/Bratislava/Legia/Utrecht under his tenure.

     

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    Not strictlt rue….Red Imps of Gibralter ?

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