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Neil Lennon’s next decision, marquees and sunshine

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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. Someone said..i paraphrase..No matter what Celtic say on Res 12( And they will) It Wont Please Everyone, Some people Just Love picking faults, Esp when it dont suit their way of Thinking..When it Happens…Ernie( Bett) Lynch and Negligee will be at the Forefront..Waving Their Pompoms Screamin” Look at Me”…I Cant Wait..

  2. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Isn’t Scottish summer great

     

    Quiet night then family turn up, bottle of vino tinto and they leave me supping another outside in the fading light with the embers to keep me company.

     

     

    Cqn is Cqn neganon being neganon and EDB being EDB with us all somewhere in between

     

    God bless the famous Glasgow Celtic

     

    KTF

     

     

    Ps

     

    Glad I don’t drive ☘☘

  3. From Hullbhoy Twitter.

     

     

    Resolution 12. Boom!!

     

     

    From Celtic Rumours.

     

     

    Res 12. It hasn’t gone away you know. No, I mean it this time.

  4. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    The tunes are playing in my head , no doubt the drummers will be pounding in it tomorrow:-)))

  5. Awe Naw at 8.50

     

    does not seem like a news story south of the border. Can’t seem to find it anywhere else. Does come from that bastion of impartiality the Belfast Tele though so must be true.

     

    As ugly as it is this probably happens in every major town throughout Europe. I am sure if the Tele looked hard enough they might find this happens in central Belfast rather in a foreign capital (© DUP)

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

    MALC on 7TH JUNE 2016 10:02 PM

     

    MOONBEAMSWD on 7TH JUNE 2016 3:09 PM

     

     

     

    Plus 1 for Poiano.

     

     

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    Unfortunately fully booked (might have been a tad steep for us in any case – looks beautiful, right enough).

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  7. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Neganon, the polis asking a green brigade member , on his own and minding his own business getting asked those questions by the polis, is an awful state of affairs.

     

     

    I hope any signings we make are players not involved in the Euros. I would prefer to have players who have had a break this close season.

  8. !!BADA BING!! on 7TH JUNE 2016 9:09 PM

     

     

    Well said, Lenny was thrown in at the deep end and came out not to bad, considering the abuse he took.

     

     

    Kip time. HH

  9. I quite like this negligee new nickname. Have had worse.

     

     

    Dallas Scotland becomes increasingly naziesque as the months go on. Pass your thanks on to BGX and chums for that.

     

     

    As for signings! Does that involve spending money? If so don’t hold your breath. Nothing has changed.

     

     

    Already excuses being made about no need to sign players etc etc are on this site.

     

     

    Get them excuses in early.

     

     

    Paul to join in soon.

     

     

    Cqn. Not even journalism.

  10. clogher celt on

    Has there been much talk in the UK about what is likely to happen to sterling if there if an Exit Vote?

     

     

    A couple of guys were asking me earlier.

     

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    awe naw,

     

     

    Apparently the was on the Joe Duffy Radio show on RTE1 and was picked up by the hacks here.

     

     

    The premises hasn’t been named and there (to date) hasn’t been any footage or independent witnesses etc.

     

     

    So who knows?

     

     

    In my experience all races and creeds are welcomed equally into the pubs in Temple Bar. When inside, equality is also stringently applied (everyone’s fleeced).

  11. NegAnon2 on 7th June 2016 7:53 pm

     

     

    Great post. Love all the football stuff atm, would love to have renewed, but that post says it all. If you can’t be true to yourself etc..

  12. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    Neg

     

     

    Good this side. Hope you are too?

     

     

    Watch the Brendan R interview with Peter L and IB again. I believe that this was not their choice of appointment. If it had been, then we would have Lenny again and the Good Ship Celtica would be sailing on the same course as before.

     

     

    Couple of telling points within. I never saw it first time round.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  13. Neganon 2

     

     

    Thank you. Its a great pity you and your daughter cant go along for a game together. I understand your feelings but i think i would swallow principle to please her at least for one game.

     

     

    Anyway lets hope circumstances change and the board and club step up and back the fans and act like fans.

     

    HH

     

     

    Mike

  14. CELTICROLLERCOASTER SUPPORTING SHAY,OUR BHOY WONDER ALONG THE WAY on 7TH JUNE 2016 10:56 PM

     

     

    I agree. Thought Peter Lawell was not his smooth comfortable self that day. He should have been full of the joys but he clearly wasnt

     

     

    Imho

     

     

    HH

     

     

    Mike

  15. An Teach Solais on

    WINNING CAPTAINS

     

     

    Just another mad thought (I usually have at least two per day).

     

     

    If there is sufficient demand for a second bulk order of T shirts and you can be bothered, why not sell a second edition to provide funds for a Campaign Fund should this become necessary. If after, say, a year and matters reach, for us, a satisfactory conclusion all unused funds could go to Mary’s Meals. HH

  16. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    The shock and horror at the action of the Celtic Board in pulling off an undeniable and universally approved of coup with the signing of Brendan mercifully nonplussed them for a while.

     

    Sadly , only a short while.

     

     

    NEXT whinge……….Res. 12.

     

    Then ………living wage.

     

    Then……..treatment of the G.B.

     

    Then………..B.R.`s heated pool and apparently 2.5 mill. per annuum.

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

    Go for it Celtic . Keep your eye on the ball .That`s the one on the field.The one that really matters .

  17. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    Bhoy67

     

     

    Time will tell. Good to see you moving from lurking to posting and there is a question that needs to be asked, just cant remember how it goes? :-)

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  18. NegAnon2 on 7th June 2016 10:47 pm

     

     

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    lol.

  19. Negligee..I call you this because you said..You like it ( Ahem)…In what way am i a Nazi..Please explain..

  20. CELTICROLLERCOASTER SUPPORTING SHAY,OUR BHOY WONDER ALONG THE WAY on 7TH JUNE 2016 11:18 PM

     

    Bhoy67

     

     

     

    Time will tell. Good to see you moving from lurking to posting and there is a question that needs to be asked, just cant remember how it goes? :-)

     

     

     

    HH

     

     

     

    Haha

     

     

    Asked and answered…..

     

     

    Naw :)

     

     

    HH

     

     

    Mike

  21. I think it is possible to take a middle line between the two extremities where Position A is that the Celtic crowd has only come back because the Rangers are back and we have missed them, and Position B which states that we have returned because we have a high value bling manager and Moneyball is dead and we are gonna be signing stars again.

     

     

     

    The loss of interest and attendance that we have witnessed and the general negativity shown towards Celtic in the Rangers-dead years meant that the Celtic Board must feel somewhat vindicated in their “punt to nothing” experiment with development coaching and stringent limits on transfer fees and salaries, as they felt confident of the gap between us and our nearest Scottish challengers, once Rangers were dead. We even managed a wee bit Euro success with Neil Lennon and one semi-decent Euro run with Ronny but it was obvious that we had come down from the WGS level of achievement and competitiveness.

     

     

    The noises I picked up from fellow Celtic fans told me that

     

     

    a) There were a lot of fans who missed the perverted thrill of a form of Rangers in the league. Many wanted them back in order to give them a few cheap beatings while they were uncompetitive. Ronny’s first cheap victory over them just whetted that appetite.

     

     

    b) Ronny was a dead man walking even if he had won the SC semi-final convincingly. The Board knew a change of face was needed for the forthcoming season.

     

     

    c) Having tilted at bigger names in Moyes, Rodgers, Di Matteo and Villas-Boas they were lucky enough to land one of them in Brendan. Even though Brendan was unlikely to be offered a top 6 EPL club, he could easily have found an EPL club position and it is a sign of confidence in Celtic that he did sign up. Our support would have come back for any new manager but they have come back in larger numbers because it is someone who is perceived as a bigger name.

     

     

    d) Though he is a very welcome and exciting signing, Brendan has done nothing and won nothing with Celtic yet. There have been no big player signings and the “Moneyball” approach, which is whatever people want it to mean anyway, has not been announced as dead yet.

     

     

    e) The fairest deduction I can make is that a proportion of our crowd has returned and was always going to return because there is an Ibrox club to play against, a further proportion have returned because there is a new manager and they were fed up with the old one, and a surprisingly large proportion have come back because they believe Brendan is a signal of a “speculate to accumulate” policy. I fear they will not have their expectations fully realised but a more positive attitude can only be a good thing for a club that had become too fractious within the uncertainties of Scottish football since 2012.

     

     

    So, depending on what end of the telescope you are looking through, you will deduce from the signs above that nothing has changed and we are just being distracted by blingy squirrels OR you will be expecting a huge change in fortune and position because we have a highly valued manager and all else will follow.

     

     

    Me, I will welcome Brendan, I will remain highly sceptical that a Rangers director being less than classy in his celebrations has made the scales fall from DD’s eyes, and I will wait and see who we sign and sell and how we perform before I make my mind up about how we are progressing.

     

     

    I am optimistic that our fortunes can improve just because we are more united as a club and that will give us a boost and a start. Nevertheless a couple of challenging draws in 3 rounds of CL qualifying could leave that optimism dented and deflated. It is easy to win MOTM for June when there are no matches. Brendan will have his real test in late July and August when we face combining pre-season training with a challenging CL qualifying campaign.

     

     

    My own pre-conditions for signing back up to the full support of our club have not yet been met but I remain optimistic that they will be. I will always remain in support of the team no matter what happens.

  22. The Only Pity should Feel For people who dont go to games is pity for people who cant afford it….James Forrest ( our best blogger) doesnt go to games…Thats His Choice…Same as Negligee…His Choice..

  23. Dublin pub racism story. Absolutely horrible if true.

     

     

    Why didn’t Belfast Telegraph name the pub?

     

    Why didn’t journalist visit pub to ask questions in pursuit of the truth?

     

    The two students could have given the name of the pub. The Gardai could have been asked to explain their lack of action.

     

     

    Like Awe Naw, I would like to know if this is a true story or propaganda.

     

     

    Does anyone remember the Rumanian immigrants and their experiences in Belfast a few years back? What was the Belfast a Telegraphs response to that?

  24. WeefratheTim on

    I renewed because I love Celtic. No Other reason. In fact, I might give the games against “thems” a miss. Nothing that anyone posts on here would ever decrease the love I have for Celtic. Nighty night. HH

  25. BGX. Why Scotland increasing nazism and your love of the SNP of course. Let’s just let the cops arm themselves and decide who has offended them. Dead clever if you ignore horror like hillsborough.

     

     

    My choice is a moral choice BGX. For those who like you have no morals I kind of get you don’t get it.

     

     

    Macjay just to take one of those list of things and one not en vogue of the moment. Celtic as a club claiming to be like no other. It’s an absolute embarresment we don’t sign up to the living wage.

     

     

    A needless disgrace.

     

     

    A throwback to the ages and puts us in Ashley’s ilk.

     

     

    All to lay peters non contrwctualment bonus.

     

     

    Don’t tell Paul cos cqn doesn’t talk about that.

     

     

    Ain’t that right winnings?

     

     

    BGX I can’t figure out how racist and mysoginistic you are. You have shown me all of that while attacking me previously. You are a cqn facist. A scumbag.

     

     

    Night night.

  26. thetimreaper on

    !!BADA BING!! on 7TH JUNE 2016 9:22 PM

     

    The People v OJ Simpson repeated on BBC next 9 nights o think,first one on last night,really good cast

     

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    Just watched the first episode on the iplayer. Hooked.