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Scott Brown was not the only one was briefly worried about Neil Lennon’s position in recent months.  Neil has never particularly hidden his desire to work in England one day but when it became evident that there would be a few seats available in the English top flight, with the Everton job in particular becoming available, I am sure there were a few nervous twitches.

As and when Neil decides he is going to move on, Celtic will want to have a plan for succession in place, if not entirely executed.  In May, when Neil was fielding questions about moving on, I doubt any succession planning had taken place.  Some at the club would have been looking forward to a summer break and some player trading.  The prospect of finding a new manager, with all the inherent consequences for trading, preseason planning and Champions League qualification, would have caused mild panic.

Always be prepared.

How is your 1254125 work coming along?  Not started yet?  Today, Tom Conniffe completes his 125 mile walk along the Leeds-Liverpool canal.  Go look and see how well his fundraising has gone (and get involved if you can).

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  1. BMCUW

     

     

    Family is the most precious thing we have.

     

     

    The Celtic family is second.

     

     

    HH!!

  2. Notice from the house:

     

     

    I’m on limited access for the next two weeks. Would appreciate all usual correspondence on appropriateness of the blog but I’m not going to have a lot of scope to lookup/copy/paste email addresses between database and mail client.

     

     

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP, you’re on.

     

     

    Tallybhoy, oh dear. No relation. Think he used to work for Hearts.

  3. Bobby,

     

     

    Just going with Pauls article about being prepared with a plan.

     

     

    Who would you go fo yourself when Lenny decides to head back down south?

  4. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Neil Lennon has an opportunity that few mangers get and that is to have a long reign as manager of a big club and to become the greatest manager ever at that club. Sir Alex Ferguson did it with Man.Utd Lennie can do it at Celtic so every time any talks of him leaving just let them know that, also when tweeting which I know Lennie does it would do no harm to let Lennie know that. As he said last season this is not the end it is the beginning he can go on to be the all time greatest Celtic Manager ever. H.H.

  5. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MACJAY

     

     

    I canny even be bothered to get a passport!

     

     

    I really must get round to it,otherwise I’ll not be able to nip over to the family dacha and ruin the neighbourhood.

     

     

    Or Belfast,to see 16 ROADS and all his,erm,roadblocks.

     

     

    Cue for a song.

     

     

    If you promise we can sing the bells of hell as we sail around the harbour,I’ll promise to get a passport photo.

     

     

    At least I don’t have to smile for them!!!

  6. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Walked away from Collins in Seville the day after the game,constantly slagging players for giving the ball away.Utopia football does not exist.

  7. Is this the same John Collins – great player ‘tho he was – who came into the Hibs dressing room to meet the players shortly after being appointed as manager, and promptly whipped off his top to show off his athletic upper body?!

     

     

    HH!!

  8. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on

    HH

     

     

    The notion that players and staff will find a better playing life beyond Celtic IS comical . Granted the Man U s Barca s Real s (& Southampton s) are massive. However ALL factors need to be considered in a move. On AND off the field ..

     

     

     

    Celtic since 1888…

     

     

    You know it makes sense!

     

     

    Finally- today I salute MRS AB..today is our DESMOND anniversary..

     

     

    22 yrs ago today,we married in St Dominic’s, Bishopbriggs.

     

     

    Weather was similar-but we did not have a squad of mini ABs..

     

     

    We played the Fields Of Athenry at our reception.. Outstanding memory ..

     

     

    Indeed I AM blessed..

     

     

    HH Mrs AB..

  9. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

     

    Good man-I for one promise not to swear in yer absence. Have a great time,and don’t send my postcard via the same useless sods Big Joe used.

     

     

    WGS

     

     

    Give me one reason why Neil would wish to leave Celtic. He is in complete control of the playing side now,gone are the allegations of just being grateful.

     

     

    The Samaras contract,and esp the Broooooonie contract suggest that to be the case.

     

     

    He is a legend at a legendary club. Which is ingrained into his heart and soul.

     

     

    And some people want to discuss replacements…….

  10. Tallybhoy,

     

     

    Think that was blown up a bit. Bronny will know the real story on that one.

     

     

     

    BadaBing,

     

     

    Would have done the same thing. Not a great time to start saying stuff like that.

     

     

     

    My point is based purely on a footballing one. With regards teaching and developing young teams I think these guys have a lot to offer and teach game based on what i would call a Tommy Burns philosophy.

     

     

    Which if was implemented at the very start ie at grassroots level all they way up from non compettive soccer 4’s, soccer 7’s then onto competitve 11 a sides’ you’d probably see the national team in a better shape with guys moving from boys club to pro youth and developing with the basics in place.

  11. EDB

     

     

    If your lurking. I just want to say that yesterday’s requiem mass for Moira was a beautiful service. You and your two lovely daughters did her proud.

     

     

    It was a privilege to be there.

     

     

    See you soon, mate.

  12. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

    15:39 on

     

    29 June, 2013

     

     

    If you`ve got Skype,I`ll do it now.

     

    Just tuning the guitar as we speak.

     

     

    Seriously,I remember running the gauntlet thro` Govan on the way to the ferry ,after the reserves beat the hun 5-2.`59 or `60.

     

    Big Jock was the coach,I think.

     

    That was the song of the evening.

  13. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MRS ARRANMORE BHOY

     

     

    Aye,very funny.

     

     

    Now give yer man back the laptop…

     

     

    Genuine congrats to you both.

     

     

    Glass raised and quaffed.

  14. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MACJAY

     

     

    Brings a smile to my face just thinking about it.

     

     

    A simple ditty which drove the hordes even more mental than usual.

     

     

    Loved it…..

  15. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    B.M.

     

    Oh the bells of hell go ting a ling a ling for you yan…………

     

     

    Kip time in Oz.

     

    Keep well,pal.

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    EL DIEGO BHOY

     

     

    Stay strong,remember the good times.

     

     

    Like I need to tell you that….

     

     

    Fall back on your friends and family,they will be ready for you.

     

     

    And welcoming.

  17. Celtic_First on

    El Diego Bhoy

     

     

    I’m glad everything went according to plan at Moira’s requiem and that there was a great turn-out. It sounds like you and the girls did brilliantly. You will remember it for ever and will be able to look back with pride that all went well. This will be a source of great solace to you in the hard months ahead.

     

     

    God bless you all.

     

     

    God have Moira in his care.

     

     

    Hasten to meet her, angels of the Lord .

     

    Receive her soul, and present her to God the Most High.

  18. Craigellachie10 on

    Archie on shortbread now giving his best 11. Some good stories, he does show up the current generation of so called journos.

  19. leftclicktic on

    El Diego Bhoy

     

    Cant even begin to think how yous are at this time but remember you and yours are in the thoughts and prayers of many .

  20. BMCUW

     

     

    Good advice that I will heed.

     

     

    Celtic_First

     

     

    Lovely words. Thank you.

  21. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Kano 1000 on

    Currently speeding towards Bordeaux in South West France– the things I do to check out these latest signing rumours for the sake of this blog– and to get the odd interview for CQN magazine !!!

     

     

    Does the magazine have a wine feature?

     

     

    Well the next one will!

     

     

    EDB– thoughts were with you and yours this morning !

     

     

    P67– stay off the computer on yer hols!

     

     

    Adieu et bonsoir!

     

     

    Le BRTH

  22. gherrybhoy57 on

    BRTH

     

     

    When you’re down that way, I heartily recommend a visit to Cognac. Great history and a tour round one of the brandy distilleries is great fun. HH

  23. Kept my promise. Been to pray and light a candle at the Grotto for CQNers who have asked for or require prayers. Lourdes people doing a great job at cleaning the place up and getting chapels back into places fit for worship. Thanked yesterday by a Lourdaise just for turning up. They are so grateful for all the outside help and concern.

     

     

    Reading back and hearing about all those hard men from the Port, I was really surprised because I always was of the opinion that the wee Biscuit sorted them out before he left St. Stephen,s.

     

     

    D

  24. I think Lenny will be Celtic manager for ever but he likes to keep everyone on their toes with his never say never answers. Martin O’Neill was the same. It seems to work.

     

     

    HH

  25. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Well we lost 3-2 to Crewe Alex. today does anyone know the team Lennie put out ? H.H.

  26. I think that Neil will be with us for many years to come.

     

     

    He loves the club, he is intelligent and I am sure he is fully aware that there will be BIG changes in the make-up of fitba’ in Europe over the next few years.

     

     

    HH!!

  27. ElDiegoBhoy

     

     

    Just on and saw vale bhoys post. I’d hoped to get along to Moira’s requiem Mass but had to attend an impromptu hospital appointment. My apologies and best wishes to you and your daughters, I have no doubt that you will have given Moira a fitting service.

     

     

    May the angels receive her soul.

  28. connaire12

     

    17:02 on

     

    29 June, 2013

     

    Kept my promise. Been to pray and light a candle at the Grotto for CQNers who have asked for or require prayers. Lourdes people doing a great job at cleaning the place up and getting chapels back into places fit for worship. Thanked yesterday by a Lourdaise just for turning up. They are so grateful for all the outside help and concern.

     

     

    Reading back and hearing about all those hard men from the Port, I was really surprised because I always was of the opinion that the wee Biscuit sorted them out before he left St. Stephen,s.

     

     

    D

     

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    I had McVittie eating out of my hand, so much he begged me to stay on in 5th year.

     

     

    HH

  29. **BREAKING NEWS**

     

     

    Celtic in crisis after losing 3-2 at home in pre-season friendly to English minnows Crewe Alexandra!

     

     

    Peter Lawwell summoned to Dublin for meeting with Dermot Desmond!

     

     

    HH!!

  30. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Eldiagobhoy

     

     

    Remember your wonderful wife for all the good things she brought to your life, in particular your devouted daughters, and that will give you the strength to endure your very sad loss

  31. Hamiltontim

     

     

    It was a lovely service thanks.

     

     

    The girls did the readings as they’d done at their grandparents funerals and Kerri sang On Eagles Wings as she also did at her grandparents funerals.

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