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15 Oct 2018 16:13:54
My friends meeting with Brendan Part 2

First of all for the likes of Jimtim etc, I was being diplomatic, yes most fans knew what the manager was saying to my friend, he was hardly going to give a warts and all interview to a fan, albeit one he knew. But he opened up on these things, most are "no name no pack drill" to protect their identity.
My pal asked about his relationship with the Scottish press and was told by our manager that he quickly got to know the trustworthy ones. He chuckled as he told this story. At a scheduled press conference, he asked two of the known sevco pressmen to come a bit earlier and "he might have something for them" when they duly appeared, he walked past them both with a rival reporter, who was a bit more trustworthy and gave him a 15 minute interview, then came out and told the other two "sorry boys HE GOT HERE EARLIER" and walked away smiling. Winking to my pal, he said "something I learned from stories about Big Jock Stein"
Apparently he thinks the standard of manager in the SPFL is top notch and is proud so many Northern Irish bosses are up here. He also rated Steve Clark and Jack Ross highly, when asked about Stevie boy, he smiled and said "I was talking about GOOD MANAGERS"
When my pal tried to get him to name the referees he disliked, he was more reticent but told a story of one referee, who after another typical closed eye performance, approached Rodgers who simply said "you have just confirmed everything I heard about your refereeing"
My friend did get one wee insight from Brendan when asked about possible signings, he shrugged his shoulders and said "myself and our scouting guys have given some names to the board, but "WE ALSO DID THAT IN THE SUMMER" But then added with another wink, "this time I am more confident of players coming in" (My friend read between the lines here meaning thanks to Dermot Desmond)
Brendan then surprised my pal by saying, "I have to take some blame also for making my fair share of signing mistakes" (again reading between the lines my friend thought of Commper and Musonda)
In finishing, my friend came away thinking that Brendan would be here for 10 in a row, IF he is given proper backing. My own thoughts as a Celtic fan, are that things look to be back on an even keel at the club, and wait and see what positive developments are made and which players we sign and what players we let go. , in Brendan we Trust.

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15 Oct 2018 17:05:11
Great Insight Tim and things looking good by the sounds of it.

15 Oct 2018 17:14:45
About 8 or 9 should be going in January. A CH is a priority for Boyata leaving in January. I would let Alan, Benyu, DDV, Compper, Hazard, Hayes, Kouassi, Gamboa and Ralston leave. Bring in another CH a RB and a box to box midfielder.

15 Oct 2018 19:28:50
Sorry Tim, a was looking on rumours page. Good post.

15 Oct 2018 19:38:22
Can't complain with half them players leaving but maybe say Hazard, Ralston and Kouassi leave as a loan. As mentioned can see us splashing the cash to get in Powell who can cover both ST and CAM. RB and CB priority, Money needing spent not loans. Possibly a LW (loan) if Arzani is sent back to Citeh.



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