Time to circle the wagons


We all needed to get Tuesday night out of our system, but we must also put the result behind us and not allow it to bleed into the rest of the campaign.  Every game is important in the coming weeks, even the home cup-tie against Dunfermline, which in different circumstances would be viewed as an opportunity to exercise the squad.

Dunfermline, presumably AIK Stockholm, Hearts, AIK and Newco await.  We cannot afford to wallow in permanent introspective.  We need to get our act together and get on with it.

Five days ago, I was feeling good about the start to the season.  We had scored 12 goals in two league games, last season we scored seven in seven.  For all Neil made mistakes on Tuesday, he is not plotting behind our backs.  The manager, players and board will feel this as much as we do.  If things go against us in the coming weeks, you will know how alone we are.

Time to circle the wagons.


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  1. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    AURORABOREALIS79 on 15TH AUGUST 2019 5:27 PM



    Nothing at all, but he was plotting a move away from Celtic for some considerable time, whilst still at Celtic employed to manage and better our team, not find a more lucrative post for himself.

  2. ROCK TREE BHOY on 15TH AUGUST 2019 5:11 PM


    Paul 67 is absolutely right, it is time to circle the wagons is it not, assuming of course you are a Celtic Supporter and not just another Glory Hunter.




    What a shower of hypocrites they are, I really cant stomach them, they pretend to support Celtic but when the going gets tough and the team really needs our support its sack this one fire this one never play this one again in short line the scapegoats up against a wall and shoot the lot of them.




    Glory Hunters and Sevco Supporters, this place is infested with them, a result such as Wednesday shows there is more of them on here than genuine Celtic Supporters, at a rough guess I would say this blog is made up of 40% Gory Hunters, 30% Sevconians and the rest genuine Celtic Supporters.





    You are absolutely correct. I myself have been a glory hunter since I attended my first 3 Celtic games in 1959 aged 7. It was a full 6 years later when we won our first trophy under Big Jock. I continued my glory hunting through Rangers 9 in a row years. Yes, even through Brady, Macari, Cambuslang etc., my pals and I turned up for every game.



    If you get to call fans like me glory hunters, is it alright for us to call you a GulliTim?

  3. TRADITIONALIST88 on 15TH AUGUST 2019 1:10 PM





    We are performing way below our potential as a club.






    Yep, in a nutshell. That and being innovative at finding new ways to assist our own downfall are what is making our supporters question whats going on at the club from top to bottom.





    Absolutely spot on. The only thing that make our club stand out from the ” ” also rans ” is our massive and passionate fan base.


    We are being sold short. I have never criticised Peter Lawwell on here. Indeed I have supported him, and will continue to do so.


    But that support is not unconditional. I just cannot get my head round that we didn’t even interview other candidates for our managers job. Very brave and decivise or totally incompetent.




  4. EXCLUSIVE: Celtic eye loan deal for Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe



    We can only hope this is $#ite…..we’ve got a million wingers

  5. Glory hunter?? Wanting Celtic to improve? Wanting them to staNd up to SFA+ wanting them to respect fans? Pointing out terrible management. When winning.. I have cheered teams off park when we’ll beaten but have tried their best..but Celt up are actively mAking teN worse..selling best players. Weakening squad..making a fool of res12

  6. HeknowsWHOknows on

    When BR was appointed it was a statement of intent by the club. I believe the discontent without the need of name calling is simply the lack of ambition being shown by the club.



    As usual things will simmer down and Champions leaguefootball will become a bad and distant memory. However for sure the board must not continue to dismiss the opinion of the support. If they continue with this stance the discontent will remain and that is where the danger lurks.



    I mean even Jobo is boycotting tickets!!



    If will be interesting listening to NL in the coming days as well as the intent the board demonstrate if they dare.

  7. Auto


    Thanks for that, I thought that might be the case but like you wondered what that could possibly have to do with this close season and start to this campaign!


    The board have been rid of their turbulent priest since February!


    Or was his duff partner Congerton filing reports on players now deemed to be £10M worth of “pish”?




  8. RTB


    It doesn’t matter which category into which posters fall – it’s the relevance/ veracity or otherwise of the posts that matter

  9. The hands cant hit what the eyes cant see on

    @ ROCK TREE BHOY on 15TH AUGUST 2019 5:11 PM



    You must be taking the piss with that post.

  10. Rock Tree Bhoy on




    Never called you anything, but you know the old saying, if the cap fits….

  11. Rock Tree Bhoy on



    @ ROCK TREE BHOY on 15TH AUGUST 2019 5:11 P



    You must be taking the piss with that post.



    Hands – No you are wrong – 100% thats my opinion.


    ROCK TREE BHOY on 15TH AUGUST 2019 5:20 PM



    a very wise old man once said on here many moons ago NAME THEM.

  13. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    The Celtic Family – what Family – when one of their members has a truly awful experience such as we had on Tue night – would then all line up to give them a right good kicking one at a time? If you cant see it you’re blind. Either that or you are only pretending to be a member of that family.

  14. AuroraBorealis79 on

    One statement, from board level, could end all this discontent after the next epic failure like the one we have just had. It goes along the lines of: you thought we were a Champions League Club, we are not. We are a successful business that have plans & aspirations in this respect. Infact we are an extremely successful business which is shown in the shareholders dividends at the end of each business year.



    Until then “We are Rory Bremner!”

  15. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    Questionable managerial appointment – check.


    Non-existent transfer strategy – check.


    Hoarding cash – check.


    Big bonus for CEO – check.


    Commercial rather than football KPIs – check.


    Scunnering the fans with usual mediocrity – check.


    Stay in bunker after ECL calamity – check.


    Drip feed press stories around loan deals to manage expectations – check.


    Get pumped at Ibrox when with a bit of drive you could blow them away – ?



    I’ve said for years Lawwell’s past his sell by date. Yet he remains because he and Desmond have a stranglehold on the club and they run it to their own ends – business, not football. Their only interest in the fans is as a cash cow.

  16. glendalystonsils on

    I would say that Rodgers was plotting for himself rather than against Celtic . The fact that his plotting would potentially harm Celtic was hidden in a fog of self interest. Anyway BR is yesterday’s news , but our response to his jumping ship is what needs to be looked at now . Did we take care to replace not only BR but his management team responsibly? Did we address the problem of squad deficit in quantity and quality since his leaving? There are many ways to plot , to undermine , to weaken . It can be done unwittingly like it was on Tuesday night.


    Anyway , my wagon’s in for MOT so I’ll not be circling it.

  17. The hands cant hit what the eyes cant see on

    @ ROCK TREE BHOY on 15TH AUGUST 2019 5:55 PM



    We are all Celtic supporters, but there is a difference between supporting Celtic and supporting the way Celtic is run.

  18. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    Greenpinata said it for me @ 5.38 : they have taken their eye off the ball and need a significant look at themselves and change

  19. My friends in Celtic,



    What is wrong with a bit of glory hunting. We all want the best we can be, don’t we ?



    If this is meant to be used as an insult, than I think a better shot is needed.



    I would wager most of the regular names on this blog have supported Celtic from pre school. Many of us were born into Celtic and others actually chose Celtic at a very early age.



    Collectively we are very angry, and rightly so. We know we are under achieving and there is justifiable doubt that our management team and board match the commitment of the supporters.



    HH to all, glory hunters included.

  20. Arnold said another 25%,have their head in the sand,another 15 % have pencils up their nostrils, with hankies on their heads….

  21. Sick to the back teeth of this annual calamity.



    Our Board are happy to promote the Celtic brand and our European pedigree and history when it comes to selling tickets and merchandise to the masses. They sow the seeds of expectation amongst our fans which is why we are furious that we can’t even beat the likes of Cluj and the list of other mediocre teams.


    Something needs to change.

  22. RockTreeBhoy



    60000 of us had an awful night the other night. One man caused it. I pay money to support Celtic and I expect us to win games when we are favourites to do so especially when we have much better resources than the opposition. The manager performed abysmally. He failed each and every one of us. He must face the consequences for that failure given the number of mistakes he made in that game. The players came back twice to put us in a winning position. The manager let them down by failing to make appropriate changes to see the game out.



    Oh and earlier, you didn’t mention my name but you categorised lots of supporters as being glory hunters. The cap doesn’t fit. You see yourself as some sort of Uber supporter who doesn’t make waves. My type make you sick to your stomach with our criticism. Enough said. If we were like you, Celtic would have gone out of business in 1994.

  23. Vfr-the boy sitting next to on Tuesday when ncham was being subbed said,we have upset the whole balance of the team for this guy,he is having a decent game yet he is taken off 🤔


    Is Brown untouchable 🤔


    Ps good to see you on again 🏍

  24. AIK still at 0-0 after 55 minutes in front of a sparse crowd in Stockholm. Playing with Seb Larsson and old friend Elyanoussi up front. Tiraspol look the superior team so far, but having no luck in front of goal. So far, neither team looks more of a threat than Cluj.

  25. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    Embdy seen the tweet?



    Expectations : Celtic will sign a new goalie


    Reality : Callum get your gloves on

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