We hired a builder

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When looking for a new manager, Celtic usually try to fix the biggest shortcoming the previous guy had.  In May 2019, Neil Lennon’s biggest asset was his “eye for a player”.  There were other attributes. he twice got Celtic into the Champions League group stage where he delivered some of the most memorable nights in our European history, but Celtic’s decline started with his predecessor’s inability to sign quality players after the arrival of Scott Sinclair.

When it fall apart last season, Neil seemed unable to imagine how to organise a squad that was performing significantly below the sum of its individual parts.  Apparently simple tasks, like how to organise at defensive set pieces.  The answer to that particular question was Eddie Howe.

Howe took a team of lowly £17m misfits and marshalled them into a very solid unit.  He also had other attributes, but that ability to defend a corner kick was very convincing.

I spoke to Peter Lawwell soon after Brendan Rodgers left and again after Neil Lennon’s departure.  Neither Neil nor Eddie fitted the bill he was initially looking at.  On this occasion, Ange Postecoglou fits perfectly.  Technically proficient, capable of withstanding the intensity of our game, with an ability to make us a far better team three years out than we were when he took over.

It’s that last attribute we recruited yesterday.  Neil and Brendan both left teams that were poorer than two years previous.  We hired a builder.

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  1. Go tell the Spartim on

    Apparently big Kjaer the danish captain had the wherewithal to check for a pulse, stop him swallowing his tongue and put him in the correct position, then got the medics, supported his teammates who then shielded Erikson from view, you can’t get more inspirational than that (in ⚽️ Terms )

  2. Thank God Christian Eriksen is OK. I was actually treated for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome 7 years ago.

  3. An Tearman

     

     

    Here is original tale of The Zen Master and the Boy brought to you by someone who thinks it comes from a crank.

     

     

     

    The boy’s father bought him a horse for his fourteenth birthday and everyone in the village said, “Isn’t that wonderful, the boy got a horse?” and the Zen Master said, “We’ll see.”

     

     

    A couple of years later the boy fell from his horse, badly breaking his leg and everyone in the village said, “How awful, he won’t be able to walk properly.” The Zen Master said, “We’ll see.”

     

     

    Then, a war broke out and all the young men had to go and fight, but this young man couldn’t because his leg was still messed up and everyone said, “How wonderful!” The Zen Master said, “We’ll see.”

     

     

    The point of course is that no one knows what the future will bring and know one knows if what seems terrible at the time, is seen in due course to be what was needed to bring correction.

     

     

    Glasgow Celtic and Scottish football have been living a lie since 2012.

     

     

    A lie cannot be true and therefore not real. Nothing that is not real exists and will in time collapse as the reality of the truth emerges from the lie.

     

     

    The truth will not be the ending of Celtic, it will in my experience be the best thing that could ever happen to us.

  4. Missed the injury to Danish player but picking up it was very serious.

     

     

    Hope he pulls through.

  5. Go tell the Spartim on 12th June 2021 9:25 pm

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    Cheers big mhan.

     

     

    COYBIG

     

     

    Love to Big Ange.

     

     

    HH

  6. BTW I hope Croatia have a big win tomorrow.

     

     

    Sorry Ernietheego and JHB unionjackwaving CSC

  7. TET – Sorry to hear of your circumstances abroad and May god bless you and your good lady.

     

     

    Satelite delay to the Garngad as in you posted this a couple of days ago.

     

     

    I seen your post the other day but Just getting the time to respond.

     

     

    I hope you and your good lady find peace and comfort wherever you lay down your head on the next part of your journey through life.

     

     

    I always enjoyed your posts from the cave and that cracking pool and bar.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    D :)

  8. AULDHEID on 12TH JUNE 2021 9:35 PM

     

     

    As always you make good points.

     

     

    Yes there are certainly ‘loose ends’, to put it mildly, over the last ten years, that have been conveniently ignored, or, ‘explained away’. The entitlement of the Ibrox club and the expediency of the Scottish football authorities are not new phenomena.

     

     

    However football life, such as it is in Scotland, will go on and Celtic will be a part of it – why? – because we have nowhere else to go. After having their fingers burned in the past and in light of recent events in the west of Scotland, the English game would not touch a Scottish influx with a sterile barge-pole

     

     

    When I was younger the Ibrox establishment & philosophy ruled supreme. The Scotland team was always full of Rangers players and was supported largely by the Ibrox legions..players like McNeil, Johnstone, Clark, Lennox…etc were usually overlooked if there was a suitable Rangers player available. I lost all interest in the national team after Celtic players were routinely abused & booed by the majority at Hampden, when selected.

     

     

    Now we have a situation whereby the mainstays in the Scotland team are either current, or, former, Celtic players, all super-keen to pull on the jersey. There is also, to my absolute amazement, a significant number of Celtic fans actively supporting the national team.

     

     

    In my opinion there will be no ‘day of reckoning’. Our concentration must only be on the future.

     

     

    Celtic and its constituency have been the victims of injustice in the past. That will continue because of where we live.

     

     

    If we set out to right every historic wrong, we’d be doing nothing else.

     

     

    Doing a ‘Belfast Celtic’ is not an option. We cannot be defined by what goes on at Ibrox/Hampden, or, the bigotry that is extant & has never abated in Scotland.

  9. Well what a day in my beautiful little piece of The Garden of God.

     

     

    My 9 year old Celtic daft and football playing mad Grandson made his Holy Communion.

     

     

    Family and neighbours that have known the wee man for the 9 years of his life celebrated.

     

     

    I’m telling you he is the next KT after being moved to LB cause he can kick with both feet. He has so much energy its incredible.

     

     

    What a day.

     

     

    D :)

  10. So from what I gather our manager doesn’t think defending is no great thing just out score the opposition, this is going to be one mad arse season

  11. David66 great news about the next generation! Gr8 that you had a grand time.

     

     

    Spent the glorious day myself in mixed company walking part of the Fife Coastal Path from Anstruther to Crail. God is good at times like this.

     

     

    Pass my best wishes on to you and yours and I look forward to seeing the next KT asap.

  12. Absolutely amazing that Erikssen seems to be pulling through that horrific situation.

     

     

    I feared the worst and felt weirdly connected to people Europe wide who were watching it and willing him on.

     

     

    Fingers crossed

     

     

    YNWA

  13. TET

     

    Very sorry to hear the latest sad news. Your wife and yourself in our thoughts and prayers.

     

    YNWA HH

  14. David66

     

    Just in from my grandson first communion,great day with family and friends,but my prayers go out to Erickson and his family God bless and look after him.

  15. JHB on 12TH JUNE 2021 10:57 PM

     

    AULDHEID on 12TH JUNE 2021 9:35 PM

     

     

    As always you make good points.

     

     

    Yes there are certainly ‘loose ends’, to put it mildly, over the last ten years, that have been conveniently ignored, or, ‘explained away’. The entitlement of the Ibrox club and the expediency of the Scottish football authorities are not new phenomena.

     

     

    However football life, such as it is in Scotland, will go on and Celtic will be a part of it – why? – because we have nowhere else to go. After having their fingers burned in the past and in light of recent events in the west of Scotland, the English game would not touch a Scottish influx with a sterile barge-pole

     

     

    When I was younger the Ibrox establishment & philosophy ruled supreme. The Scotland team was always full of Rangers players and was supported largely by the Ibrox legions..players like McNeil, Johnstone, Clark, Lennox…etc were usually overlooked if there was a suitable Rangers player available. I lost all interest in the national team after Celtic players were routinely abused & booed by the majority at Hampden, when selected.

     

     

    Now we have a situation whereby the mainstays in the Scotland team are either current, or, former, Celtic players, all super-keen to pull on the jersey. There is also, to my absolute amazement, a significant number of Celtic fans actively supporting the national team.

     

     

    In my opinion there will be no ‘day of reckoning’. Our concentration must only be on the future.

     

     

    Celtic and its constituency have been the victims of injustice in the past. That will continue because of where we live.

     

     

    If we set out to right every historic wrong, we’d be doing nothing else.

     

     

    Doing a ‘Belfast Celtic’ is not an option. We cannot be defined by what goes on at Ibrox/Hampden, or, the bigotry that is extant & has never abated in Scotland.

     

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    Did you ever read the contents of www,res12.uk and having done so come to conclusion that all that it says is that some “loose ends” exist?

     

     

    You are misrepresenting the issue now in the same way The Celtic Board have done, which is presenting the matter as righting wrongs by the SFA when what is in play now is righting the wrongs of The Celtic Board.

     

     

    Those wrongs can be righted because it is in Celtic’s power to do so and will be in their interests to do it.

     

     

    If we move on without that happening the custodians are being given total power to act as they please. If they can lie to shareholders at an AGM with impunity, whether the lie was deliberate or due to negligence then what is the point of an AGM other than to keep the mendacious in power?

     

     

    If the truth can be buried with no admission and no correction then the AGM process is nothing but a sham.

     

     

    What is the point of shareholders raising resolutions if the Celtic Board can justify not adopting by avoidance of the truth?

     

     

    Shareholders have rights and Directors have responsibilities and when one is trodden on and the other ignored there is no accountability whatsoever of the custodians.

     

     

    A bit on what Directors responsibilities are can be read at https://sentinelcelts.com/2021/06/08/directors-responsibilities-and-remedies/

     

     

    Only those who do not want their breaches made public advocate moving on, using the tried and tested method of bringing in a new manager in the hope football success lets them retain full power over those who are either content to be part of the lie or are ignorant of it.

     

     

    Celtic do not need to threaten doing a Belfast Celtic, they just need to say that in 2011, the UEFA licence was granted on false pretence but The Board took the view that it was not in The Company’s interest to pursue financial correction, not avoid as happened at the2019 AGM addressing what took place in the grant period which had been drawn to their attention on three occasions. Of course if the licence was granted properly they can say that too.

     

     

    I make good points because they are based on principles not expediency and anything that ignores sound principles is, sooner or later, doomed to run into the reality such principles reflect.

     

     

    Summing up. if you want the truth buried there must be something to hide and given the lengths Celtic have gone to hide the truth then the truth must be something those responsible fear and those advocating moving on should be wondering what it is, not throwing in deflection and avoidance grenades to keep a lie alive.

  16. David 66! hope you had a great day , with your family today, all the best to the wee man 👏👏

  17. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    Based on nothing other than a gut feeling based on their respective demeanours I feel Ange is a much better fit for us than Howe. I fear next season will be a car crash for reasons beyond his control, but let’s stick with the big guy. Patience.

  18. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    Auldheid

     

     

    On the money as always. ‘Move on’ is always the mantra for those with dirty hands.

  19. We have brought in 16m so far and freed up 100k a week in wages which will go to 65 and 250 pw which means if we get recruitment right then we should blow Sevco/NewGretna to fek and continue with our dominance.

  20. quadrophenian on

    ANTEARMANN, MARTIM, HOTSMOKED, SIPS – cheers!

     

    No guaranteees but our best hopes are just as likely to come true as our worst fears. HH

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