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25 Apr 2019 12:24:37
How anyone can think Lennon is the way forward is beyond me. Sure he's a celtic man but that doesn't mean he's a great manager. We need someone who can take us forward. I will be the most nervous I have ever been at the beginning of a season if Lennon takes over and we all know that's what Lawwell wants.

Lawwell wants to get his finger out and get a top manager in again. We need to move forward not backwards. We had a chance to put the rangers to bed and we didn't take it. Watch us slip backwards slowly. Either way whoever comes in must be backed. A top DOF appointed and the youth team invested in a lot further. Three things we don't have and are critical for our future success.

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25 Apr 2019 12:43:05
As the season reaches the end the mess we will be in is nothing short of embarrassing We should getting ready for equaling 9 in a row with stability and real trust in the management structure Well sorry we will be without a manager and half a team leaving euro qualifying which is not our strong point
How did we end up in this situation?

25 Apr 2019 13:25:15
If we don't have a good system of work in place then great managers and players are less likely to come here.

We operate as a European minnows level selling club.

So why would any non Celtic related, high level manager come here?

25 Apr 2019 13:26:07
We can't keep the same team forever. That group of players have done fantastic, the trophy room backs that theory up. The situation is players get older and we replace them with younger players, that's it in a nutshell. No situation and no drama.

25 Apr 2019 14:29:06
Daviebhoy67 how is it embarrassing? BRs timing was deplorable but we've been lucky that Lennon has taken over (hopefully) in the interim. Just because we, the fans, don't know who is in the frame doesn't mean it's a disaster. We'll effectively win the league on Saturday which takes the pressure off until the cup final.

25 Apr 2019 14:53:30
Obviously we are in transition - both in managerial and player status, because of the situation with NL and the amount of players either at the end of their Celtic career, or loan expiration?
Even if Dodgers had stayed, we would be rebuilding the squad.
The fact that he decided to eff-off, makes it the most important close-season since the MON appointment.
The team have been fantastic over the past 8 years but it's very clear we need investment in real quality in key areas to complement the young talent that will be here for the foreseeable future and in particular never to leave ourselves so short of 'real striking' options ever again.
I have maintained that we get behind NL and the players for the crucial 5 games still to play and I stand by that.
However, I also believe in never going back and when we appointed BR, we made a statement of intent and followed through with trophy after trophy and a confidence felt by everyone involved in Celtic.
The bar was set higher than any recent managerial appointment and The Board must learn from that and keep the position up-market.

25 Apr 2019 14:58:44
Relax KenLikeEh
At least Lawwell and Co haven't made the same knee jerk mistake that Man Utd have. Solskjaer came in 'until the end of the season' and after a dozen games and the luckiest of all games against PSG they wet their panties and gave him the job permanently. Since then they've lost 7 out of 9 games in all competitions.
I don't think we'll make the same mistake and I don't think Lenny will be our next permanent manager. I believe he's there to (hopefully) steady the ship and win the Treble, I suspect that'll be the end of his reign and I think deep down he knows it too even though nothing has been said so let's not be getting too dramatic about something that hasn't happened. HH.

25 Apr 2019 15:46:45
I just feel like lawwell will get his way with Lennon and we will all be stuck with him for the years to come. I just don’t see him as the way forward! If ED is right and people higher up in the club do not want Lennon then hopefully Lawwell will listen to them and bring in the top quality manager we need. I am not confident tho as I assume he wants to be in control of the club as his ego is sky high.

25 Apr 2019 16:12:25
9 points clear with 4 games left, in a cup final, probable treble on the cards with what is probably one of the youngest squads in European football, no debt, money in the bank and it’s embarrassing? I believe Neil will get the job and will do us proud. Don’t understand the negativity towards him at all. Then again, I don’t understand any of the negativity we’ve had in the last three seasons as we’ve won every domestic trophy put in front of us. The word ‘pish’ springs to mind yet again.

25 Apr 2019 17:00:46
to Be honest COYBIG it’s that kind of complacency that sees us go backwards. All easy saying that but we’ve been going backwards since last season. We should have won the league weeks ago. We should be 20 points clear not 9. We should have reached the group stages of the champions leauge. There’s a bit overhaul needed and it should be dealt with now.

25 Apr 2019 17:22:05
I don’t see it as complacency, Ken. I feel we need to recognise the good situation that we’re in. Yes, some players will leave and regardless of how many, we should invest in players to strengthen, but we must only do it if we think that the player genuinely improves the squad. We don’t need to bring in 10 players to placate the panty wetters. We don’t need a marquee appointment as a manager. NL did very well last time round with what was probably a weaker squad. I agree we should’ve finished the job by now but Neil is working with someone else’s players playing someone else’s system. Let’s get behind the team and bring in another treble and trust the guys that are running the club cos they’re doing pretty well as far as I can see.

25 Apr 2019 18:58:25
I agree the squad isn’t far away on transfer aspects. I’ve voiced my opinion on here multiple times saying that we are only 5ish players away in the Ntcham style category from a challenging Europa league team. 5 players around the 5m mark over 2 season is achievable and should be the direction we take. Once those platers develop and are on the verge of a sale we should be entering the group stages of champions leauge no problem. The issue is getting a good manager. That’s the real issue. We have connections with big teams who are willing to sell some of there projects for the right fee alone with 2 year loan deals which do benefit us highly. We need to set the standard higher and that’s where the issue lies. We have Ajer, Tierney, McGregor, Edouard, Ntcham and Forrest All capable of playing Europa leauge football to a high standard. Now we need to add to the weak positions with similar calibre players. That’s the dream for me.

25 Apr 2019 21:56:13
Celtic are not going backwards . B R had a freak invincible first season . He knew that was a one off and said it wouldn't be repeated . He spent the rest of his time here proving how brilliant he was . Since his first season Celtic have levelled off good enough to win everything domestically but rather stagnant.

25 Apr 2019 22:09:21
We have gone backwards since that season that is a fact. Results show that and dropping points in silly fixtures when previously we wouldn’t backs that up. We’ve had a bad season on our terms regardless of the trophies. Should have been much more convincing. Brushing the leaves away doesn’t do much when 10IAR is at stake.

25 Apr 2019 22:49:49
Totally agree, OMC. Sinclair also had an unbelievable season then and no one could ever keep that up. We’ve done incredibly well to keep the run of trophies going and depending on how the last four games go, should end up with a similar points tally and goal difference to what we normally have when we win the league. The big difference between those other years and now is the age of the squad and the fact that most of our key players are on decent length contracts.







 

 

 
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