No bad blood with Eddie, low expectation of Hibs


Eddie Howe was generous about Celtic when asked during the press conference announcing him as Newcastle manager.  In his view, he was unable to take on the task of managing such a club without his regular backroom staff, whom he was unable to convince to move to Glasgow.  This was the reason he gave Celtic when rejecting them in May, although I was sceptical then.

Compare that to our own Ange Postecoglou, who accepted the job with nothing more than a list of names detailing those he would work with at Celtic.  He knew none of them.  The contrast could hardly be starker.

Six months later it is easy to forget what shape the club was in when Ange arrived.  A threadbare squad, minus the want-aways, a new CEO in his first job in football with zero on-the-ground experience of European football.  Eddie Howe didn’t have the self-belief that Ange has, but Eddie was right to doubt the job could be done with anything less than the A Team.

Newcastle may have all the money the sovereign investment fund of Saudi Arabia can put their hands on, but spending it effectively in January, tempting transformative players into a club marooned at the bottom of the table, will take more than a jab in the arm before bundling them onto a plane bound for Newcastle.

No bad blood with Eddie, he made the right decision, right for him, right for Celtic, although maybe not right for Newcastle, who failed to lift themselves off the foot of the table last night because of a late equaliser from our old pal Teemu Pukki.

I know what you are thinking.  Hibs bounced Newco out of the League Cup a week ago, can they repeat the result in the league at Easter Road tonight?  Before a win over 10-man St Johnstone on Saturday, that Hampden result was the only time they avoided defeat in six outings.  They are a poor team, dare we expect anything……..?

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    MARTIM1980 on 1ST DECEMBER 2021 8:43 PM



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  2. Spidey101



    in what way have they not over-taken us?



    15 titles in 21 years, a European final and 4 trebles on the bounce ?



    No bank, no pot to piss in, old squad all running out of contract, not a single viable bid for a player. They are breaking up.



    Big Picture CSC

  3. Hi P67,



    Could I make a request for a leader/article that focusses on current Celtic issues?


    Potential subjects (only my suggestions) below….



    Is the appointment of Mr Higgins still on the agenda?


    Will we hear the outcome of the Strachan review anytime soon?


    Are Celtic actively recruiting a new CEO?


    What progress on recruitment of further backroom staff?



    Yours in anticipation, Neilbhoy

  4. So Tannadice is in doubt for our game on Sunday after storm Arwen on Monday this week.



    Surely if they cannot fulfill their matches at registered ground its 3 points to us not an inconvenience of a pile up of fixtures for us??



    D :)

  5. SPIDEY101 and BSR


    The new entity out of Govan has also overtaken us in the European co-efficient. But no worries, CEO dynamo Nicholson has promised ‘evolutionary initiatives’. These will certainly go the way of the January Review and the Strachan Report – into the ether.

  6. I’m watching the game at Easter Road off and on.



    56 mins gone and I have one question.



    How can we be 4 points behind that???










    What a waste of time and money that was © DBBIA






    back in the day, some real CQN banter, some things are timeless.










  8. BSR – you’ve basically just made the same point I was making – our “strategy” is just to do the same thing we’ve always done and wait for Them to implode. No effort to be the best we can be or move with the times…



    Inquisitiv – thanks, I forgot they overhauled us in the coefficients- moved up to 40s from 90s whereas we’re now in the 50s!

  9. T H E – S H A M R O C K Shamrock






    Mar 12


    ‘The object which the first Committee set out to make good – to prove that Irish men could build a club as good as anyone – has been amply proven, I think, by the history of the Celtic, which has written its name indelibly in the story of the game



    Willie Maley






    to paraphrase a quote –



    Irish ?



    not Irish at all.




    dont you, you will jinx it.



    enjoyed your bad fitba leg story.



    i was all left fitted, really good at lots of things, covered by spped and control,



    and then when i used my right foot for anything it took defenders by total suprise,



    couldnt cross with my right at all though

  11. Master Bates, the only Sheep player NOT to applaud Bertie Auld ( let’s never forget that ) scores to put Sheep 2-0 up against Livi. Really hope Livingstone and their cheap underlay get relegated.

  12. T H E – S H A M R O C K Shamrock Retweeted


    Celtic Shared






    Nov 29


    Call to action for the Celtic support – get active and make your voice heard. Get a banner made to demonstrate your opposition to Bernard Higgins. And if any supporter bus can’t make their own, contact




    who will be able to help out. Time to send the strongest message yet



  13. glendalystonsils on




    ‘Former Rainjurrz player Bates’ according to commentator on Sky.

  14. Free gratis to the Green Brigade. All my own work






    We dont need no Bernard Higgins



    We dont need no pigs control



    No dark manouvers from the board room



    Hey , Bankier, Leave us Celts alone



    All on all he is just a prick to football







    penalty ranjurs

  15. Amazingly, the Arsenal, bottom of the EPL after 3 games with no points or goals, can go 4th with a win tomorrow.