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Making money from Jose, spoiled brat McGregor

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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. The hands cant hit what the eyes cant see on

    @ ERNIE LYNCH on 7TH MAY 2019 12:49 PM

     

     

    In Lenny’s final two seasons Motherwell finished as runners up (in the first of the two seasons we had a points total which was less than this year’s total), Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Hibs and Hearts finished in the bottom 6- Inverness and Ross County were in the top 6! Hibs and Hearts were relegated the next year (Lenny’s last season).

     

     

    Under Brendan, Sevco were in the league- they are not very good but better than the majority of teams (they at least competed in the EL); Clarke was at Kilmarnock for nearly two years; Lennon was at Hibs for two years; Aberdeen and Hearts were better than they have been for the last 5 years. So the league has been at its strongest since 12/13.

     

     

    “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?”

     

     

    The reason it is bigger than ever before is because of Brendan! Our turnover was £50m when he arrived and £100m when he left. You can’t beat him with a stick for being succesful. Plus, Sevco have spent more (net) than us in the last window, so you can’t argue that Brendan blew everyone else out of the water on account of funds (unlike Oldco during their success).

     

     

    “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.”

     

     

    Our previous three managers before Brendan were TM (unreserved failure, although did anyone believe him to be a great manager in the first instance); Lenny (his first job and a big unknown – similar to taking on Stevie G); and RD a cheap option and overall failure. You can’t argue that the guy should have never been near the job when he was in the same mould of manager that preceded him.

     

     

    Let’s see how Brendan’s successors do. I won’t hold my breath that they are in any way as successful.

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