Some things are more important


I know we are in the middle of a storm with the prospect of the San Siro, not to mention St Johnstone ahead.  I also know the only thing you want to read or write about is how we are going to resolve our problems, but there is more to Celtic than football, specifically the Foundation.

The history poverty is clear, the poor suffer more from an economic crisis than anyone.  2020 has been a terrible year to be poor and many more people are now poor than a year ago.  Your Foundation stepped in early in the crisis and continues to work on our behalf.  There has been practically no fundraising this year: no badge day, no bucket collection or Ghirls for Good.

The Sleep Out, which takes place each winter, goes ahead on Friday night as Stay Up for the Champions.  You can participate from your home, details here.  If that is not possible, you can help in other ways here.

We are so much more than just a football club, the Foundation is evidence of that.

We’re launching Celtic: Fifty Flags Plus One, an anthology of how Celtic won each of their league titles today.  Starting with our first title in 1893, it details how Willie Maley brought consistent glory, then the sparse successes over four decades before Jock Stein arrived in 1965 and the more contemporary wins since.

It will rekindle memories you had forgotten and give insight into how the leagues were won.

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  1. If, by chance, our next manager happens to be Jack Ross, would he be given time to succeed or chased for not winning the ten?


    As I recall, Rogers was a big fan. Invited Ross to Lennoxtown to watch the team train and to give him mentoring advice.


    Or are Sunderland and Hibs his level?



    As he would be a “cheap option” I can see why some think he would be Lawell’s choice.




  2. The most alarming thing right now, isn’t that Neil is still here. It’s that the board have decided this. A board of wealthy old geezers. Do we really trust them to have a list of good modern managers to take us forward.

  3. ERNIE LYNCH @ 10:40 AM



    The reappearance of the o’l tyre rebel via 50 shades of altered monickers is amusing to read, I’m sure he’s just doing it for a big laugh.



    Didn’t agree with much of TD67’s posts but admired his stubbornness to stick to his guns.



    Wish him well also.




  4. SAINT STIVS on 2ND DECEMBER 2020 11:28 AM





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    An interesting list of reasons for making it difficult to attract a new manager but don’t you think the fact that, last time round, the CEO made it known that he threw all the applications in the waste paper basket without reading them before appointing a cheap option in an unprofessional manner might trump your reasons.








    I dont believe the CEO did not look at the CV’s.




    It was a flippant remark to reinforce their position that the right man for the job was already there.




    Same with the “appointed in the showers” comments.





    That’s his problem though. He makes stupid statements without realising the implications and how they can come back to bite him on the bum. I bet he regrets it now.



    For the record I don’t believe he did it either but I do believe he appointed Neil Lennon in the showers.



    John James is being bandied about. Can’t stand the man but according to him, David Noues was approached and knocked Desmond back so Neil Lennon was appointed.

  5. So ref Rodgers liking of Jack Ross..Rodgers also said this about someone.



    “He said: “He is an outstanding manager I was really impressed with him he did very well and I am even more impressed by him since he has become a manager.



    “He is very forward thinking, he wants to do the right things, coach the right way and be organised. I know how management can work, sometimes you can get a couple of results and it can go against you a wee bit and in your first job you can find yourself under pressure. He has no need to worry. He is a fantastic manager who is starting out in the game.



    Any guesses?

  6. SAINT STIVS on 2ND DECEMBER 2020 11:39 AM


    I would not want a better performances and no trophies type season.




    A kind of Tommy Burns only beaten once season versus Wim the Tims pragmatic approach.




    I prefer trophies,




    only when we stop winning will people appreciate what we had.





    I want the trophies too but the scenario you presented was that we change manager but get no trophies.



    It’s really a question of what will fans do if Celtic change manager now but we don’t win any trophies. I think fans will be raging mad at the Board for making a total mess of this season and losing out on TIAR and the Cups but if the team have performed well with a new manager and are just pipped for the league and we feel confident that we’ll get back to winning trophies next season that might make a difference to the mindset of the fans.



    However, we are at a crucial stage in the relationship between Board and fans. If they don’t remedy this situation VERY soon then they will never be forgiven.

  7. Taking in the good…



    Previous to County game, the last time we lost a domestic cup tie Obama was president in the US, let that sink in.



    I want to express my gratitude and thanks to Brendan, Neil and all the players and coaches involved in that remarkable run. Incredible consistency over such a long period. Will it ever be matched?



    When I started going to Paradise paying £3.50 to get into the Celtic end and watching Biggins, Mugglelton, Payton etc, nowhere in my wildest imaginations could I have foreseen a period like which we’ve all enjoyed.



    Amazing, absolutely amazing achievement!



    That is all.







    correct..shows Rodgers new as much about spotting a good manager as he did about spotting a good goalkeeper

  9. Not so many new posters as there are new blog names.



    I can see one or two of them could be on the usual short fuse.



    Work it out for yourself.

  10. NOTTHEBUS – I am interested to know if people think Ross would be a good or a poor appointment.


    Hope that is okay to ask?

  11. With regards Jack Ross being appointed manager, I really think he needs to win a trophy or two with Hibs first. If he could go on to win the League Cup beating Sevco en route that would be a positive sign.



    Jock Stein won the Scottish Cup with Dunfermline, the Summer Cup with Hibs and had had some excellent results against top European teams when we appointed him.



    Fergie had ended the ‘Old Firm’ hegemony and won the European Cup Winners Cup before Man Utd appointed him.



    I think you’ve got to be a trophy winner with an unfancied team if you are really going to succeed at a top club.



    I think Jack Ross would be a good appointment if he is given time to sort out the mess. Which I’m not sure the majority of fans are prepared to give him.

  13. TIMBHOY @ 11:41



    Sevco were not relegated to the 3rd Division, and for that matter, Rangers were not relegated either.



    Rangers were liquidated, and a new club called Sevco was formed who started life in the 4th tier of Scottish football in 2012.

  14. ST TAMS on 2ND DECEMBER 2020 9:25 AM


    We attracted Brendan Rodgers . That is the caliber of manager we should be recruiting.



    Not someone who was sacked by Hibs




    tho i expect when we won 9iar,the league cuo and scottish cup.you wouldnt have minded the ex hibs manager coming to our club.come on now be honest.







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  16. TOSB – Good points though it rules out all possible Scottish replacements including Steve Clarke.


    My suspicion is that he will be seen as the best of the cheap options so Lawell would like it if he is told to sack Lenny.


    We know the board lack the vision required to actually go out and find an excellent coach who is not in some way just a knee jerk appointment or one of DD’s golfing buddies.

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