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Two years ago, Tony Watt was putting a light under our fire. The debut goals at Motherwell, the point rescued at Dingwall, then came THAT goal, his future looked secure, but it’s been downhill since.

Tony has the athletic abilities to be a firm favourite, but Neil Lennon shipped him out a year ago, amid comments about the player sorting himself out. His manager at loan club Lierse was soon singing the same song. Now the player is in Liege as Celtic have accepted a bid from Standard for a player, who under different circumstances, would be considered a prodigy.

It is no surprise Ronny Deila has decided to cut him loose; what little we know about our new manager suggests he doesn’t offer too many last chances. For Tony, this is likely to be the last chance to build a memorable career, if he slips up at Standard, next stop will be the likes of Kilmarnock.

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    Southampton have brought in around £120m in transfers this summer already.



    Plus compensation for their manager.



    Some of the players had never been heard of two years ago.



    That is a phenomenal amount of business,but it isn’t sustainable.



    But as long as they remain free from relegation,they will consider it a worthwhile policy.



    The fans won’t though. But since their income from the fans is dwarfed by the above figure,do you think their board care?



    Me neither.

  2. Standard Liege play Panathinaikos in the 3rd qualifying round of the CL.



    Might have a bet on Tony Watt as first goalscorer!




  3. Mon The Hoops! on

    Just another tim 13:11 on 28 July, 2014



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  4. tony watt-time of last 10 sub app’s






















    hail hail





    Away and stop yer meithering!



    Googybhoy and other Tims from Manchester will get that. Local expression.



    Nearly as descriptive as dreich is for us!

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  7. In April 2013 while I was visiting Scotland from my then home in Australia, I was in the company of some football people, including Celtic connections. I was told a story about Tony Watt. It was pretty bad and concerned his behaviour at Lennoxtown. I won’t say any more than that, just as I have never posted the info on CQN or anywhere else in cyberspace, because it is hearsay. I cannot verify the story’s veracity so have never revealed what I was told, except the part about his Celtic career under Neil Lennon being effectively over.



    It wasn’t long after that before Watt was sent to Belgium on loan.



    I read some posters on CQN complaining that Watt was never given a chance and some even suggesting that Lenny had it in for him in some way.



    The people who make such claims know absolutely nothing about what has gone on behind the scenes. Why would Neil Lennon cut off his nose to spite his face?



    The same goes for Ronny Deila.



    I have told CQN several times over the past year that Tony Watt had burned his bridges and would be gone before this season starts in earnest.



    I hope he can grow up and become a successful footballer. It’s sad that it won’t be as a Celtic player, but that is down to Tony and nobody else.

  8. thomthethim and BMCUW



    thanks bhoys – but yez have now got me jealous!



    God Bless Charles Patrick Tully

  9. Kdc



    Ah judge a Player …oan..



    How He Performs . Agin.. Top Class Opponents.



    ( That is Why Ah Dinna Fancy Stokes..or.. Commons.. As Much as The Majority


    of Folk..oan here Dae… In Europe..these Guys.. Do not Show Up too well.)






    Watt, Convinced me.. that he Certainly .. Could raise his game tae that Level…



    Barca?.. need Ah say mair..??






    Hooper.. did Not..



    Did Not.. whit..?



    Perform Well. Agin Top Class Opponents..



    In the English UPPER Crust..



    Hooper wullnae cut the Condiment.



    He is a Goal Scorer…no Question.. But..



    Like Ah said at the Beginnin o Ma Submission



    Hooper, Never Showed Me that He Could Up his Game..



    agin.. Top Classers.






    So.. There Ye hiv it. Why Ah am so..



    Dismayed that Tony wiz Thrown tae the Wolves..



    Even in hiz Last Game fur us..



    HE wiz Stuck oot oan the Wing..



    Ah don’t Blame Ronny , although,he musta Sanctioned that..


    But.. How could Ronny Really Know That Much aboot whit wiz goin oan wit Tony..?






    It wull be Sackcloth n Ashes Fur… Celtic..



    if Tony.. Turns oot tae be..



    Wan of the Wans .. who Goat Away!








    My Dear Kojo….



    I Completely Concur….



    With Your Previous Erudite Submission….



    That Complete Clown ,Menzo,In Belgium…



    Should Never Be A Manager…..



    After Striking A Young Player In The Face……



    For ‘Supposed’ Disrespect….



    Some Folk Need Their Jotters For Their Gross Mismanagement Of One Of Our Most Promising Prospects…



    [ Two DID Get Their P-45s,TSD! Ed ]



    Billy Stark Is A YES-MAN..




    Good Luck For Neil Lennon……



    With The Application For The Position Of Head Coach…..



    Wi’ The Rwandan National Team…




    John Barnes Was Re-Buffed For The Same Post…..



    Four Years Back…….



    And Fat Sally…Has Never Made The Short-List…



    Up The HOOPS..!




  11. desertbhoy



    I was planning to head for Malones too and just checked with them and the game is on. Be there about 7:30



    LB – hope you can make it along – just don’t tell Mrs LB your meeting up with me :-)

  12. Kojo



    Agree re Stokes at higher level – he’s not cut out for it… I’d imagine lack of pace to blame.



    Commons also has lack of pace but can not be bracketed with Stokes.



    Commons was voted in to top 35 players in CL last year.



    However if forced , I ‘d chose Watt over both at the higher level.

  13. Ellboy – I am Neil Lennon, YNWA.



    15:55 on 28 July, 2014



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  14. Cant believe some of the negativity on this site. Unsure sometimes if it is a Tic site.


    Helps to criticise but some posters NEVER have anything positive to say about Celtic. Could anyone imagine 5 yrs ago living in the times we are currently living in with Rangers dead and us going for 4 in a row with Champions league football on the horizon again.


    Of course I take issue with some aspects of my club and how it is run. Of course I would like the Board to confront/ be more proactive in highlighting the fact that The Rangers are a new entity.


    Of course I would like to see Resolution 12 more actively pursued but some on here need to remember some of the things we do well and the position we are in. Criticisms tend to be more valid if successsses are occasionally alluded to.


    I wish my old man were alive to savour the present.


    HH and Is mo na cumann e.

  15. Ellboy - I am Neil Lennon, YNWA. on




    16:06 on 28 July, 2014



    Then perhaps there should be a more even handed approach.

  16. My dear,dear,dear,friend.. The Singing Detective..






    Nice tae Meet ye. again.



    Enuff ,of the Anthony Watt. Farrago.. Whit’s a Farrago?



    How the Hell should Ah know?



    But.. The woid Seems tae Fit ..



    Noo… Aboot.. The Upcomin game ,agin the Poles.



    Who wull we get tae Fill the Dough-Nut Hole? Fur Like that Famous Delicacy..


    Celtic, also…. Need a Centre!



    Pukki, Amido.. Stokesy??



    At this Time..



    In Ma Opinion.. Pukki,is the Man Ah wid Pick tae Fill That Hole.



    The Ither Two..are Not Ready fur Prime time..



    So that’s It settled..




    It wull be awfy Interesting.. as tae who Ronny wull Hand that Joab tae..






    We’ll See.



    Nice Chatting ,Palomine.. as Usual






  17. Catching up with the various views re Tony Watt and if he has gone so be it, but it will be interesting to see how he progresses and also whether this is Ronny’s line in the sand to other players – if as PAUL67 says he doesn’t offer too many last chances, are we really to believe the penalty incident is the last straw, surely not?

  18. bournesouprecipe on

    Best wishes to Tony Watt, and thanks for the memories.



    Happy rebuilding is continuing, we’ll judge Ronny Deila and Celtic, after they’ve attempted to repair last seasons wastefulness, in attacking buys, and the squad is trimmed for the new manager, to bring in his own players.



    Confident of victories in both legs of the Legia Warsaw game.

  19. Tom McLaughlin



    16:00 on 28 July, 2014



    Hearsay’s bad but innuendo’s OK?



    Or have I misunderstood?


    TULLY 57



    I was fortunate enough to meet Mr McGrory too.



    Same result.



    Useless in company,me. Just clammed up.



    IIRC I got as far as asking him if he really scored 550 goals,but actually I asked my Dad that.



    About a week later.





    Harsh. Many of us have heard similar and some have witnessed it.

  22. I can’t fathom supporters who are criticising our management for selling Tony Watt. It must be apparent to all of us that he has serious problems. Neil Lennon and the Lierse manager both had issues with his attitude. So it seems does our new manager. Seems to me there is only one person responsible for Tony Watt no longer being a Celtic player and that person is Tony Watt.



    I hope he grows up and becomes a player; sad it won’t be for us. He had the chance to live our dream and he threw it away.

  23. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Forster better be careful if he does go to Southampton, they might be relegation material,after selling more than half of their first team

  24. CultsBhoy



    Thanks fur the reply..




    Regarding, Ma thoughts oan.. Commons..




    Commons,is a Wonderful Goal Scorer.. No Question..






    Ah believe.. Rightly or Wrongly..( you be the Judge!…)



    That When Celtic Play in Europe..



    Most of Our Troubles that show up.. oan oor Rocky road o’.. tae Actually… Winning .. Are Derived fae



    oor.. Ootstanding?



    Abilitee.. tae Shoot oor Sels.. Right smack dab oan Oor AIN Behookie..



    We Self Destruct.. rather than losing the Tie… because… of the Brilliance of oor Opponent..



    That being said..



    Commons.. because, of his INABILITY tae Track Back.. n Successfully.. Cover His Man.. n… this is


    Partly due , Ah know, tae his .. Slowness of Fit..



    Plus.. Commons.. Ability.. tae always tae be Relied upon.. tae



    Mak that occasional… Wayward Pass.. Right smack oan the Centre Line..



    Which is gathered like Nuts in May.. by an Eager Opponent.. who Gleefully Accepts the gift.. n . .Heads fur oor Noo Fearfully Exposed..






    Commons, is Guilty of this.. Watch Him.. if he Plays agin the Poles



    N..Hope like Hell that Kojo is Wrang as kin Be..!!



    That is Ma Explanation as tae Why Ah feel that Commons wid not be much of a help in Downing the Poles..



    Sure,he could Score . wanna his Great n Spectacular Goals..






    Strangely, enuff..



    Ah believe that



    NO GIEN ANY GOALS AWAY.. is A wee bit mair Important .. than it is… Fashionably accepted.



    Especially, in Europe…




    Ma Mantra wid be..as the guys left the Dressing Room ,afore the game..



    “Don’t GIE THE BALL AWAY.. too Cheepleeee, Puleeese..!”






  25. To be honest with you I am not the least bit bothered about the Tony Watt situation. He obviously did not impress Neil Lennon. It could have been down to his attitude, I really do not know. It might have been a boardroom decision because of the mony offered. He was not a first team choice of Ronny’s and the profit margin considering what we paid for him was considerable.Myself I think it is a good bit of business. I will not miss him ,but I wish him the best of luck and hope he is successful in his future career