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Why Newco want a Hail Mary manager

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While Celtic are busy preparing their players and supporters for the derby game at the weekend, Newco look to be storing up their major news story for after the game, perhaps anticipating a pick-me-up will be needed.

I’ve heard a bit of ‘Why this guy?’ chat about, Pedro Caixinha, one of our self-declared “Celtic brothers”. Why not Derek McInnes or Tommy Wright instead of a man who sends video messages across the globe to congratulate Celtic?

McInnes, and Wright are both better than any previous Newco manager, and would use the Murray Park budget to out-perform Aberdeen and St Johnstone respectively, but ask yourself, what percentage chance would Newco have of catching Celtic with either as manager?

2%? Maybe more, but it’s certainly not as high as 5%. Newco would probably finish second, but by this time next year the reality that they were miles behind Celtic would have dawned on everyone.

What chance would Brother Caixinha give them of catching Celtic? While there is a high chance he would be less successful in the Scottish Premiership than McInnes, the certainty of success or failure cannot be predicted as accurately, as with a manager we are more familiar with.  You could be around 80% certain that with Newco’s budget and resources, McInnes would finish second in the Premiership, but 98% certain he would fail to top the table.

If you are left to choose between a manager you are 98% sure will fail, and a manager who you just don’t have enough information to estimate his chances of success or failure, why would you appoint the former?  Newco are as well taking the Hail Mary manager than investing in a strategy they are sure will fail.

Brother Caixinha is being offered the job because there are no good choices, only bad ones, and worse still.  And that’s the pick-me-up some will read about on Monday morning: ‘Brother Caixinha will give us a Hail Mary shot at winning the league, but might finish below St Johnstone.’  Although maybe they’ll phrase it differently.

I loved Ally McCoist’s assertion on Sky TV that it was rubbish to suggest Newco needed a director of football and that all they needed was to spend ever-more money.  After all they have been through, their influential figures are actively briefing against adding technical resources, instead asking for a club already running at a loss to gamble more.  I hope Ally knows the Hail Mary!

Here’s an idea, live within your means and get better at everything you do.  Do this and you’ll survive.

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Thanks to everyone who entered the raffle to win the Lisbon canvas (above), signed by Bertie Auld, in honour of Billy McNeill, who last week we learned is suffering from Alzheimers.  Celtic artist Barry McGonigle (@BarryMcGonigle) has made this magnificent creation available for raffle in aid of Alzheimer Scotland. The raffle is open only until Monday.

We ask for a minimum donation of £5.

You can enter through this MyDonate page, with the money going straight to Alzheimer Scotland.

Please make sure I have contact details from you (email me at celticquicknews@gmail.com with the word “Canvas” in the subject, just in case) to make sure I can get in touch if  you win.

I can deliver in central Scotland, at Celtic Park, or by collection in Lanarkshire.

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  1. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on

    Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan on 9th March 2017 12:01 pm

     

     

    Hebcelt

     

    Louis did you gets sorted for a lift to the church tomorrow?

     

     

    Sorry I missed your call and for some reason my phone is not showing your number or allowing me to call back.

     

     

    I will be going from Stirlingshire if that helps any?

     

     

    BRTH

  2. Just in case some missed it :))

     

     

    Good morning.

     

     

     

    I noticed this little gem when I logged in, and I noticed this AM that no ones posted it, .

     

     

    Has the CT got a membership drive on or what?

     

     

    They won’t like this kind of positive stuff about our board from our fearless leader,:)))

     

     

     

     

    BRENDAN RODGERS reckons introducing a transfer window for managers would bring greater stability to clubs.

     

     

     

    Players can, of course, move during designated weeks in summer and winter, but there are no such restrictions on team bosses.

     

     

     

    The Celtic gaffer said: “It wouldn’t be too disadvantageous for managers to have a transfer window, too.

     

     

    “I think there should be a window to change managers.

     

     

    “Players have it and I think it brings some organisation to the chaos and it could be done for managers.

     

     

     

    “I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the future, that’s the case.

     

     

     

    “If we don’t have that, you lose the qualities of people.”

     

     

     

    Rodgers insisted the backing he has from the Parkhead board has enabled him to go about his business on the coaching pitch without having to be concerned about other matters.

     

     

     

    He said: “I think where I’m fortunate here is that the board ooze quality. They have a strategic approach to it.

     

     

    “There’s a strategy in place here for how they want to work which was one of the big attractions for me coming in. So, that then allows me to get on with my work and improve the football club.”

     

     

     

    Despite that, he remains realistic that nothing lasts forever in football.

     

     

     

    He added: “I think from a manager’s perspective I am resigned to the fact that my plan to manage for 1,000 games or until I’m 60, I might have three or four jobs in that period.

     

     

     

    “I think the timeline on a manager now is just over a year, according to the latest LMA figures.

     

     

    “Over 60 per cent of them don’t get a second chance in management.

     

     

    “So, it’s becoming extremely difficult.”

  3. saltires en sevilla on

    Paul67

     

     

    One of your top leaders. Great read.

     

     

    Donation made!

     

     

    HH

  4. Much easier for King and co to hype-up a foreign managers potential as part of a season ticket drive for next year, which if they are still around by then will be dependenton.

  5. DBHOY

     

     

    I think it would be easier for Glibby to hype up a RRM than a guy who has a obvious soft spot for Celtic naw??

     

     

    It smacks of hit and hope appointing Pedro C the Tim, hoping they can still somehow claim relevance to us by appointing a foreign coach.

     

     

    The Steeple that follow follow canny be dumb enough to buy a ticket to this tree ring circus on the promise of a Celtic supporting coach, can they:))))

  6. !!BADA BING!!

     

     

    The Unseen Fenian Hand strikes at the very heart of darkness, we have our man in the Ibrokes dugout now:))

     

     

    Next up a green trim on their strip!

  7. Probably pissing against the wind here but if anyone has any spares for the game against Sevco this Sunday, they might think of 2 Celtic Brothers heading over from Tipperary, whose promised tickets did not materialise.

     

    I’ll keep an eye out just in case and if by any chance there is a response I will make whatever arrangements are needed. HH

  8. Paul67 et al

     

     

    I must admit I like the sound of this guy Pedro but there is just one thing that troubles me Colombo style…

     

    If he is Portuguese….how come he’s got a Mexican name?

  9. You know how European coaches like players that are committed professionals on and off the pitch?

     

     

    You know…the type of player Paul Le Guen liked…

     

     

    This is going to be funny.

  10. STARRY PLOUGH on 9TH MARCH 2017 12:21 PM

     

    DBHOY

     

     

     

    I think it would be easier for Glibby to hype up a RRM than a guy who has a obvious soft spot for Celtic naw??

     

     

     

    It smacks of hit and hope appointing Pedro C the Tim, hoping they can still somehow claim relevance to us by appointing a foreign coach.

     

     

     

    The Steeple that follow follow canny be dumb enough to buy a ticket to this tree ring circus on the promise of a Celtic supporting coach, can they:))))

     

     

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    I agree it’s hit and hope but as a purely marketing tool to entice the peepul into buying season tickets I think the slightly unknown exotic foreigner would shade it. Compared to managers that have been around the spl for a few years.

     

     

    Can they be dumb enough ha ha, I think ee both know the answer there :)

     

     

    Either way they’ve still got a long journey before they are anywhere near us on or off the park.

  11. DBHOY

     

     

    I just sent the clip of their new guy wishing us success to a bluenose mate of mine, i really wish I could put his answer on here:))

     

     

    He’s apoplectic at the idea of this guy taking over at the Doomdome:)))

     

     

    I just wrote back to him and said ” you think he’ll be in charge at his heroes ground on Sunday, that’ll be huge for him oh right the guy in charge is a Tim anyway, win win over at your place for Tims”

     

     

    Great times to be a Tim!

  12. BLANTYRETIM.

     

     

     

    Just got a call from the hospital this morning to have an endoscopy so another visit to the hospital.Going into hospital tomorrow to get one from the other end,I hope they find what they are looking for, Lisbon Is beckoning.

  13. MOUSSA Dembele has been named as the SPFL Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Player of the Month for February. The striker netted six times in three league matches last month to continue his prolific form in front of goal and help Celtic move closer to a sixth successive title.

     

    After netting a hat-trick in the 5-2 win away to St Johnstone, he scored in the 2-0 victory over Motherwell and then bagged both goals as the Hoops saw off Hamilton by the same scoreline.

     

    The French Under-21 internationalist has found the net on 32 occasions in a sensational first season with the Scottish champions, and he will be aiming to add to his tally in Sunday’s Glasgow derby against Rangers.

     

    Speaking to Celtic TV, Dembele said: “I’m on a good run, but in terms of confidence, I would say I would be confident even if I wasn’t scoring.

     

    “I believe in the squad. I just work as hard as I can and I think the little break in Dubai has made us stronger. We have to stay focused and keep producing the same football until the season is completely over.”

  14. STARRY PLOUGH on 9TH MARCH 2017 12:55 PM

     

    DBHOY

     

     

     

    I just sent the clip of their new guy wishing us success to a bluenose mate of mine, i really wish I could put his answer on here:))

     

     

     

    He’s apoplectic at the idea of this guy taking over at the Doomdome:)))

     

     

     

    I just wrote back to him and said ” you think he’ll be in charge at his heroes ground on Sunday, that’ll be huge for him oh right the guy in charge is a Tim anyway, win win over at your place for Tims”

     

     

     

    Great times to be a Tim!

     

     

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    Absolutely! There’s an endless flow of material which comes out that joint, extracting the urine out of a sevconite has never been easier.

  15. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    “Here’s an idea, live within your means and get better at everything you do. Do this and you’ll survive.”

     

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    Spot on, Paul. It’s what every other club does. Use the resources you have to achieve as much as you can.

     

    They do it the other way round – decide they have to be first, realise they don’t have the resources to achieve that, then somehow “find” the resources from “somewhere”. Then the trouble begins!

  16. Paul67 wee donation made to a great cause.

     

     

    The Huns will be beeling about the “My Celtic Brothers” video if indeed Pedro is their next manager.

     

     

    Current , caretaker’s auld man Celtic daft, we played in Graeme Murty’s testimonial, Glasgow is indeed Green and White!

  17. The Green Jedi on

    I wish the old Rangers were still alive to see El Pedro’s Celtic Brothers video… they’ll be Turing in their graves right now!

  18. When it was said – ‘your grand kids will be Celtic fans’ – I think someone thought NO, let’s make their managers Celtic fans. That’ll fill the time till the grand kids work it out.

     

     

    :@-)))

     

     

    C’mon! Someone must have the Angers Media take on this?

     

     

    MWD

  19. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Nye Bevans’ rebel soldier on 9th March 2017 12:55 pm

     

     

    Kiernan loses appeal and will miss Sundays game,pity eh!!!

     

     

    Here comes Senderdross……give the huns their due, they have 2 diddies for every position.

  20. Stary Plough

     

    I’ve got a mate who is a sevco fan and don’t really slag him much anymore, got to the stage Ifelt a bit sorry for him.

     

    He’s a good mate and nowhere close to being a hun, he has been to paradise to watch us play a spl game and said it was good to see Henrik live at a match. Loves football and doesn’t care for their ‘ culture ‘ like some do.

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