Neil Lennon’s next decision, marquees and sunshine


I hope Neil Lennon takes the Hibs job. He’s a talented coach who has achieved far beyond the expected mark of a 44-year-old. After leaving Celtic two years ago he gave Bolton a temporary respite, rescuing them from immediate relegation before the inevitable happened a year later.

Bolton were on the slide and needed a miracle worker. Hibs, on the other hand, can surely only go one way. Managing a second successive failing club would be difficult to recover from. Easter Road has also allowed Alan Stubbs to enhance his managerial stock, despite not reaching the play-off final in either of his two seasons in charge.

Right now Hibs are a great opportunity for Neil.

No harm meant to Colin Kazim-Richards but the sight of him going through a medical in Brazil was welcome. He was one of a large number of players acquired over the last two seasons who never looked like a Celtic player, on paper, or on the field. It’s best for player and club he moves on.

What kind of times are these? Marquees deployed to protect scores of Celtic season ticket applicants from sunburn. Surely some parallel universe.


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

    Come on the Hoops


    Come on the RES 12 Resolutioners


    Come on the Lawwell


    And come on Wee BGFC!!!!







  2. Allyhuntersgloves on

    At Lanark Golf event yesterday Lenny was talking as if he already had the Hibs job.

  3. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    From last thread.



    MULLET AND CO 2 on 7TH JUNE 2016 1:26 PM







    I remember hearing Gordon Strachan in an interview on R.Scotland.



    Asked why the Celtic support were getting restless, he replied that it was fear.




    Fear of losing a game, meant that until the game was won, the support would be edgy and inclined to get on the team’s back.




    In those days, every game was viewed through the prism of what They were doing.




    Every point was a prisoner, because we knew that They weren’t dropping many, aided and abetted by the culture that spawned Captain Unbookable and His Amazing Penalty Record.




    These last four years, the fear factor abated and it only rarely surfaced if Aberdeen got a bit close to us.




    Will be interesting to see how next season fares in that respect, although attractive winning football would help.

  4. 50 shades of green on

    Anybody else think warbo has kept stum since the cup final because he doesnt get paid during the close season?



    Mind you if they won he would still be front page news.




    Agree bud






    HH jamesgang

  6. O.G.Rafferty on

    At lunch I was talking to a friend of mine who runs a record shop. He mentioned that some of his vinyl had been photographed and in a Time Out book, 1000 Songs to Change Your Life. It’s one of those old, odd list books and he got a copy down. As I flicked through it I saw a page about Drinking songs.



    ‘The Bottle’ Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson.


    It starts off



    ‘The son of a former Celtic footballer, Scott-Heron…’



    My mate says did you write that?


    So many times I’ve told someone about his da playing for Celtic, but even I wouldn’t start off with that, says I.

  7. 50 shades of green on

    Also good luck to NFL if you take the hibs job,



    personally i think your” aff yer heed ” if you do.

  8. timaloy29 sleeps on the heated driveway on

    Surely if we are going to sign any foreign players, this is the time to do it.



    “Aye the temperatures have dipped this week. We’re usually as hot as Andalucia”

  9. thetimreaper on

    Good luck to CKR. Not a Brendan Rodgers type striker ala Andy Carroll. Probs told early doors find a new club.

  10. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    “Fools” said I, “You do not know


    Silence like a cancer grows


    Hear my words that I might teach you


    Take my arms that I might reach you”


    But my words like silent raindrops fell


    And echoed in the wells of silence



    And the people bowed and prayed


    To the neon god they made


    And the sign flashed out its warning


    In the words that it was forming


    And the sign said “The words of the prophets


    Are written on subway walls


    And tenement halls


    And whispered in the sounds of silence”



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

    BRTH dropping hints…



    I like the WC hints too – I know some don’t, but I enjoy a wee tease – brings back memories ;-)






  12. For first time I can honestly say I’m bothered about marquee signings.



    I just want to see a Marquee Statement from the club backing up the great work of the 4 resolutioners and all the others involved as well as the acknowledge stealth efforts of the club. This is becoming a Marquee 48 hours though waiting on this statement. Every passing rolling 48 hours my confidence that the board is willing to break it’s silence is waining.



    I have the confidence that even without a single player acquisition Brendan will run away with the league domestically and we are in our best position to win a treble in years. One or two signings in the correct positions and the champions league group stage is a reality.



    I have my doubts that the PLC will be equal off the park though and limitation of time are their greatest conquest.




  13. coolmore mafia on

    And when is the celtic statement / action people were alluding to recently

  14. BRTH good song but the new version by Disturbed is as good a cover version as I’ve heard,give it a listen. See you next season. Hail Hail Hebcelt

  15. whitedoghunch on

    what a lack of foresight from the Res 12 team missing an opportunity to secure advetising space on the gazebos !

  16. BGFC



    Bardilino without a doubt is the best base for Lake Garda if you have kids. Lively wee town. Compared to Garda itself it is definately better. For the one lake the weather at the North can be very temperamental and there are some lovely boat trips to other towns around the lake like Simione. The local Bardilino grape juices are pretty good too.



    And if you have time a wee day and night trip into Verona is a must. Great city with brilliant atmosphere at it’s centre. An amazing outdoor ampetheatre with live concerts (classical). Mind your wallet though as the shopping will bite. :-)




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




    Excellent – thanks very much – really appreciate the help and advice.



    That sounds good, and seems like a consensus with the other CQN travel advice, which gives comfort to Mrs BGFC (believes everyone else before she believes me!!) .



    We are only there for three days, so I have pencilled in just one day trip – morning visit to Venice, and then afternoon / evening in Verona – sounds really nice.



    Other two days will just be around the lakeside, and nearby villages and towns.



    OK – on to t’internet tonight to get booked up; three weeks before I go – this is so early it is unheard of…



    Grateful as ever.






  18. BGFC



    Although I think Bardilino is the best town on the lake if you have kids, more if you do plump for Garda itself I’d recommend





    Has everything you need for a relaxing holiday but offering lots for kids like swimming, clubs, archery, mountain biking, tennis, 5-a-side footy etc. Only downside to this complex is that it’s at the top end of Garda about 15 min walk from lake. But it is outstanding.





  19. WINNING CAPTAINS on 7TH JUNE 2016 3:07 PM



    Look forward to it, when it comes.

  20. BGFC



    Venice is stunning. The city just took my breath away. I have yet to get it all back :-). You literally are just strolling through a work of art.




  21. BGFC



    Enjoy your short stay in Northern Italy.



    I am sure you and the family will not be disappointed.



    I can’t offer any further advice to that which has already been given.



    All excellent advice.



    Buon viaggio!




  22. Even I am getting impatient.I still trust those who are in the know,but this waiting is murder.Any longer and it will feel as though we are running out of steam.

  23. COOLMORE MAFIA on 7TH JUNE 2016 2:51 PM


    ‘And when is the celtic statement / action people were alluding to recently’







    No need for it now.



    Season books are selling well.

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