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15 Aug 2018 08:19:29
Time to accept our place in European football at the moment. We are Europa League level at best. That is not going to change under the current Board. They have a strategy/ model that is based on finding young talent and selling them to make cash. Celtic is being run as a business not a football club. Having cash in the bank is more important to them than ambition on the park. We may have won back to back trebles but we should be so far ahead of the rest that we are uncatchable, sadly that is not the case and i have taken the green tinted specs off to admit to that. BR has again spoke out about his frustrations at not spending prior to these qualifiers and quite rightly so he has been let down by a Board who do this every season gamble in the hope we make it. Well last night it has come back to bite them in the erse and it's going to cost us a fortune, all it will do is keep us at the same level as the rest rather than widening the gap. As Sutton said they were more interested in Disco lights for a competition they would even compete in. Is this strategy/ model going to take us forward? It won't at European level so let's end this big club talk. I have bit my tongue this last 2 years regarding the people running our club as BR was an appointment they got right, again sadly though they have let the man down. I for one would not care if PL and DD left. They would be replaced with ease, and by people who's ambitions were the same as the people who actually put cash into the Club not take from it. They have fooled us all into believing their "but look what happened to Rangers" talk. Yes look at them, spending more than us on no CL cash, no player sales cash, no kit cash. We spent cash to compete under O'Neill and we thrived! . I now hope that in my lifetime we have a Celtic run by different people, ambitious men who want Celtic back where they belong competing and holding their own at fortress Celtic Park in the CL. Nothing this lot do from now until the end of August will change anything the damage is done. One gamble too many by this lot. Players and Managers are sacked or sold for failure.

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15 Aug 2018 09:43:03
Stan - I said last week we where out and the green tinted brigade said no, teams ok, players will sign with 3 weeks left in window

Big change in opinions now from a lot, domestic success isn’t exciting anymore as there are no challenges even with the state of this current defence we still clean up

European progress is where excitement comes from and we’ve blown it, Europa will be rubbish, lot of big clubs play weakened teams until the very late stages and for transfers now, any new signings if there is any will be projects or loans at best

Wouldn’t be surprised if BR left at end of the season and I don’t blame him.

15 Aug 2018 09:55:39
Kev as you know i went and enjoyed my summer and thought by the time i came back on here to give judgement things would be different. Nothing, not one signing. I stand corrected. Will the board make up the shortfall of no CL cash? Nah that will be left to the fans who bought season tickets and merchandise, players being sold and the dafabet cash. We need new investement and a new direction.

15 Aug 2018 10:01:16
Still can't understand the boards philosophy they know if they spend even say 15.mill that there's 40 mill eating on them can't get my head round it.

15 Aug 2018 10:03:32
Playing in a one horse league like ours means we will never compete in Europe! The hysteria on here suggests we were expecting to win the Champions League! Newsflash we won't even win the Europa League. European ties will always be bonus games👍.

15 Aug 2018 10:07:42
Mally it's their pathetic "but look what happened to Rangers" attitude.

15 Aug 2018 10:13:32
What utter shoite malky! There’s not one person suggesting we would the CL or even get near winning the EL for that matter! What a pointless post that is honestly! Playing in a one horse league had bugger all to do with going out to a poor AEK team pal, bringing in decent defenders is why we’re out! If we had a solid defence over those 2 games we would have qualified with little problems against that mob, simple as that!

15 Aug 2018 10:15:28
Malky did you see the clubs Ed posted last night who we could face in the Europa. We will struggle to win a game never mind win it. Plenty clubs competing who play in one horse leagues but they either get huge amounts of tv cash or their owners invest heavily on new players. We have neither.

15 Aug 2018 10:16:17
Good post Stan, couldn’t have put it better myself bud 👍🏼.

15 Aug 2018 10:22:01
So everything is ok? Thecway we become a CL team us to invest. That’s the omission. No balls, no ambition and we are now a reflection of that utter cowardice. We know where we are. We also know that to move up we need to invest in more than feckin disco lights.

When you are led by dithering rubbishebags our team reflects that. No one should have been surprised, apart from the happy clappers telling us it would be ok. We will get the players, trust Lawell to get the best deals.

How is that working out? It’s nit negative to point out a pathetic strategy of hope. A few hail mary’s Or saying keep the faith is bullrubbish. We are were we are because we have men devoid of ambition. That’s always been our problem and until these Sheep are driven out we will always be the same.

We aren’t even guaranteed to have players in for the EL playoff. How anybody can defend that board for that is beyond me. That’s taking forelock tugging to levels to new depths. It doesn’t make you a better fan because you see no wrong. The opposite is true.

15 Aug 2018 12:39:26
The quality we need to compete at the top end of European football simply won't come to a one horse league unless we can offer Champions League football which we can't guarentee as we need to play 4 qualifiers! why is that so difficult to grasp? If you want to blame anyone blame BR for his awful record in the transfer market. It wasn't Lawell that wanted De Vries, Gamboa, Hendry, Ajer ( a mid to play at CB) , Hayes, Commper, Kouassi, Benyu etc Rodgers has had 5 windows to fix that defence but sells Sviatchenko as he favoured Boyata. Some are pointing the finger at the wrong person! I'm glad Peter Lawell is running the club and not most on here. Didn't BR have Odebayo on trial during pre season but decided against signing him? Remind me how Lustig got on last night? Blame lies squarely at the managers feet👍.

15 Aug 2018 13:09:21
My posts have more point to them than most of the hystetical ramblings on here! The board have backed the manager to suggest otherwise when we smashed our transfer record on Edouard for £9m is nonsense especially when the board signed 3 defenders at BR's request - Gamboa, Hendry, Commper!

15 Aug 2018 21:15:33
I've said before.
If a player of quality does not want to come then we have no control over that.
If the club was to announce all the failed attempts to sign players, we would look a right bunch of persons and be torn apart by media and sevco lot.
Hearts beat us so I guess they must have better players, let's go buy half their team. Now, we all know that was a stupid statement but you get my drift.

I want quality and not just a signing who I might be bitching about as a waste of money that could have been used on someone else.
I don't believe the Board are sitting on their cash pile refusing to spend it. (The more we spend on investment including players, the less we give the taxman)



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