Wind of change set to blow through Lennoxtown


There appears to be nothing more than a desire to move-on behind Johan Mjallby’s decision to leave Celtic at the end of the season but it leaves the original four man coaching team of Neil Lennon, Alan Thompson, Mjallby and Garry Parker reduced down to two.  The management team needs to be rebuilt.

Assistants do more than just put the cones out and get players go through their paces.  They are an extra pair of eyes and ears, at the side of the field and in the dressing room.  When they are most effective, they are a source of learning, bringing improved techniques and ideas into the club, forcing the manager to reconsider established practices.

Strip some of the greats of their productive partners and they proved to be prosaic underachievers; Cough without Taylor was a sorry sight.  By contrast, Ferguson played the assistants’ game perfectly, swapping them every few years to enhance his stock with fresh flavour.

Alan Thompson was not directly replaced but irrespective of the speculation which constantly surrounds the club, a wind of change will blow through Lennoxtown this summer, filling the gaps in the original four man team.

If you’ve wondered about getting involved with some of the charity events surrounding the club there is a perfect opportunity coming up.  The Foundation is having a badge day at the Dundee United game on Sunday 11 May.  This is an important opportunity to anchor the ethos of the club to its roots by engaging thousands of Celtic fans in the simple act of buying a badge for charity.

All monies raised will go towards supporting those afflicted by homelessness in the Glasgow area.  I volunteered to help on the day and offered to put the word around, over 100 bucketeers are needed.  If you want to help, all you’ll need to do is turn up early for the game, wear a hi-vis vest and hold a bucket, but I can assure you, you’ll enjoy it.  Email the foundation with your name and phone number: cfcfvolunteer@celticfc.co.uk .

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  1. “So, we’re kind of tied by the Stock Exchange in what we can say. As for me, I’d love to tell the fans all, but, the PLC board is tied by rules and regulations.”





    When was the last fekin time you you played by them?

  2. iPaddy McCourt Supports Wee Oscar on

    leftclicktic We are all Neil Lennon


    12:22 on


    24 April, 2014


    Meanwhile over in the other universe :)))



    “I would say that in 140 years, the club’s gone into administration once; I don’t think it would survive a second one”



    Sandy Easdale



    R*ng*rs shareholder









    Just wow.

  3. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Hopefully the Huns die again before the battle of the fan targeting board vs the malcontent non-renewers kills celtic.


    That way the score will be in our favour.


    Hail hail.

  4. Was talking to a lifelong Rangers supporter this morning and father of Rangers second highest ever goal scorer, who is building at my mothers house at the moment.



    He cannot believe what is happening at Ibrox at the moment and does not believe that Rangers “Will ever get out of this situation” he is a great guy and does have some inside track as to what’s going on within Mordor.



    He also cannot believe that any Rangers fan thinks McCoist is a “hero” taking close to £1 Mio per annum out of the club to produce “Rank Rotten” football.



    He was a tidy player as a youngster himself and believes that what should have happened at Ibrox, a mixture of youth and a small number of senior pro’s to come back through the leagues.



    Will be interesting to see what happens over the next few days / weeks.



    I believe Canalamar said on the blog last night something like “Keep your season ticket money handy” I don’t have the inside track on Resolution 12 but it seems that some of the poster “in the know” are happy with the progress. Lets hope so for the sake of Scottish Football.



    Anyway Jelly and Ice Cream at the ready!




  5. the parish priest, of st marys larkhall was driving home when he came across a dead pig on the road, he takes it home and calls the local police station, “did you give it the last rites?” asks the smug constable…..” no” replies cannon mcginn, “I thought i’d inform the next-of-kin first”

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