Scott Brown not the only one worried about manager


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. Dublin hurlers beat Kilkenny in tonights replay. Kilkenny now must go through losers route. They will play Tipperary next Sunday in a knock out game. You would have got some odds on that, the 2 favourites for the Title and one of them will not make the quarter finals.

  2. blantyretim



    20:44 on 29 June, 2013


    Dud I read on here during the week Frank r mcgarvie saying ge was chased by a guy with a brick that day?






    It was and a few posts disputed it.





    Ohhhh no Egypt 2-O England.




    These are the greatest young players from the greatest league in the world.

  3. You’ll find in histories pages , heroes of great fame and glorious list of martyrs and how they made their name. But the Bhoys who gave the history to the orange , white & green were the Bhoys who fought in Dubkin town in 1916.



    Bit nostalgic after meeting and swallying wi a few old Bhoys at the gala .




  4. O.G.Rafferty on

    blantyretim, 20:44


    Yes, it was on here.


    The players ran for it as soon as the whistle went – they were huddled in the corner away from the rioting anyway. But no one was attacking or going to attack them. Nonsensical to suggest otherwise

  5. WeefratheTim on

    Good evening all






    Thanks for you support last night and to the guys who wished my old mum well today.



    A wee update: She is responding well to the antibiotics, although I wasn’t up today, Mrs BT’s pal was up and said she was talking away and knew her and hubby. It can’t get any better than that for a 93 year old woman. Once again, thanks.



    Weefra HH

  6. WeefratheTim on




    You just know your due some fresh farm eggs. Eh? :) It really is nice to put a smiley on again.



    Weefra HH

  7. houl yer wheest



    19:46 on 29 June, 2013mickbhoy1888Do you play bowls



    I do… lol





  8. as_i_thought on




    What does that mean for them in their group? I saw they drew with Iraq who won tonight

  9. The Comfortable Collective on

    Silly Tour de France. Serves them right for not getting the worlds best bus.






    This would never happen with the ‘Willem FTP 2000’, Sevco’s new bus and the most advanced bus ever to have its own press release.



    “The ‘Willem FTP 2000’ has been designed by engineers and cleaners who previously worked on the Albanian Space programme.



    It contains such revolutionary advances in


    bus technology as headrests, seats and windows.



    The Willem FTP 2000 has been specifically designed for the rangers players, taking account of their every ergonomical requirement, with every seat positioned to an accuracy of +/- 2mm for the most optimum comfort of each player.



    As befits a bus which has been designed so specifically and scientifically, it is of course available to hire for any bunch of stag or hen parties to use at any time for them to spill cheap wine, drop soggy pizza and puke over during their evening, we’ll clean it up, so long as you pay us in advance.



    The ‘Willem FTP 2000’ is not available for public hire when it is required by rangers when they are playing football matches. This is every Saturday there is a division 2 match on, and the very early rounds of each cup.”

  10. sixoclockatthechapel on

    weefrathethim-good news on your Mum.


    Must be all those eggs!


    Hope she gets back to her best soon.

  11. googybhoy



    Saw Dave Allen one night in the Waterlot or whatever the predecessor was.



    Good night, especially when he did the spooky tale with the lights out.

  12. WeefratheTim on




    Thanks for your kind words, well, she is from Govan, how much of a fighter do you need? :))






    Cheers mate , well appreciated. Yes she loves the ole fresh farm eggs. :))



    Weefra HH

  13. I know that sometimes we have our disagreements on here but as a usual lurker and occasional poster i can’t help but be humbled by the kind words and humanity shown & spoken in respect to those who have lost loved ones on this site. It really is something, I can’t express to EDB how i would feel or react if it happened to me and Phelim Brady put it so well and I hope and pray for EDB & his daughters. I think that’s what makes cqn a very special place in that its like a big family where our common denominators are all things celtic and decency towards others and i’m proud to be a small part of that.

  14. charles. Its been a crazy couple of hurling weeks. Dublin were extremely lucky to draw with Wexford a couple of weeks ago. Today they beat Kilkenny in a replay & Wexford were extremely lucky to beat Carlow by 2 points. Its Tipp and Kilkenny in Nowlan Park next Sunday one of the rare days that I’ll be cheering for Tipp.

  15. charles kickham on




    21:42 on 29 June, 2013



    me too – but then I always cheer for tipp



    spot on crazy times

  16. weevincywoking on

    Any programme collectors out there? Earlier today i picked up what appears to be a loose insert “Today’s Line Up” from Bobby Moore’s testimonial programme.



    Interesting, and made me read up on a game I had completely forgotten, but of no use to me.



    It’s not mint ( original owner has marked against the scorers’ names) but looking for a good home.

  17. shoulder2shoulder on



    Can’t quite understand your article as imo lennon never contemplated leaving Celtic,no-one I know thought lennon would leave Celtic so do you know something the rest dont??…..or is it just “lazy journalism” ??


    Keep the Faith !

  18. weebobbycollins on

    Weefra…your mum is obviously made of stern stuff…my own mother is almost 96 and still going strong…

  19. paolosboots




    21:39 on 29 June, 2013




    Well said


    I was going to post on the camaraderie ,love and compassion shown to other members of our family in their hour of need but you saved me the trouble.




  20. 16 roads - Neil Lennon walks on water. on

    The Irish American lobby was so powerful when Thatcher was first elected,the Yanks wouldn’t sell any weapons to the RUC.



    Obviously all that changed when that insane cowboy actor became president.The pistol confiscated by the Clifonville and Celtic supporters that day was a US issue Ruger(not to be confused with the beautiful Luger pistol of Germany).



    The RUC at that time also loved the American made M1 carbine,and the British Sterling sub-machine gun.



    I can remember when the British army phased out the SLR,and replaced it with the pishy SA80 – Seven soldiers in an eight man foot patrol would carry SA80’s,but the best marksman still carried the SLR due to it’s superior accuracy.



    God only knows who was presented with the Ruger that was taken from the RUC on that famous day at Solitude.

  21. Thanks Leftclicktic, i haven’t met anyone from the site yet with the friendship shown by HT, BT etc would look forward to it. We have Celtic in common.



    It reminded me of a story when i was in Dubai and every month i’d have to get a bus (if thats what you could call it ) to the border with Oman and get my passport stamped then go straight back to Dubai. Usually a long boring journey due to security checks at the border. Anyway one day i decided i had to do this visa run as i was running out of days and it was a religious holiday weekend. I couldn’t get the bus in the morning as it was jammers and I decided to try in the afternoon. I got there early and the arab guy who owned the bus company was a bit shonky, he usually charged me the rate from Dubai to Muscat and thought i didn’t notice but it wasn’t worth arguing over. He said he could only give me a one way ticket and if I was lucky I would get a return bus from the border. I knew things weren’t going well when i had to fight my way onto the bus with about 50 indian lads but got the last seat was lucky not as a result of my glaswegian upbringing. Got to the border ok and got stamped in Oman and then set about looking at finding a return bus going from Muscat to Dubai. I got to the last bus and the driver was wearing a dish dash and hat , national dress for Oman, I asked him if he had space for another, at this stage he looked a bit flustered and at that point i noticed a filipino guy with tight shorts and t shirt with short hair and very effeminate , the bus driver trying not to offend and not being sure himself proceeded to tell me that “she was next”!!!. I then shared a taxi to the border (don’t ask) , i was in the queue to get stamped back into the UAE and at this stage i was looking at another taxi and then a bus if there was one. I was standing behind three people 2 older guys and a woman. I heard the guy speaking and he was obviously from Glasgow so i said to him “bloody jocks they get everywhere”. He was going to Dubai to meet his son and didn’t know his way so i went with him as I knew my way. Turned out his name was Mick and a season book holder and big celtic fan, we spent the journey talking about the demise of the other side, Seville and all things celtic. Its a small world and all the better for being a celtic fan.

  22. Bobby Murdochs Ankle on

    Edb, Jim, you and the girls will be fine, because that’s what Moira would have wanted. You were the first to offer words of comfort when my Dad passed away, hopefully the words from here will help in some small way.




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