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10 Jul 2022 12:48:32
When did John Park leave Celtic?

Did he uncover Wanyama and Van Dyke?

Did his departure not signal the decline of our recruitment?

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10 Jul 2022 13:25:00
Im sure he left not long after rodgers joined. Tbh a lot of fans were calling for him to go.

Yeah he did find a few good players but he did suggest some amount of dross and really struggled to identify a decent striker.

10 Jul 2022 13:44:34
John Park turned down Rangers and Chelsea to join Celtic in 2007.
I’m sure Park deserves all the credit for Celtic signing Wanyama and Van Dyke.
The 4 years before Rangers entered a Liquidation process, our most expensive signings for each season were -
2008 Glenn Loovens
2009 Marc Antione Fortune
2010 Juarez the Mexican
2011 Bangura.

{Ed007's Note - Throw in Amido Balde, Bangura, Boerrigter, Lassad etc. Let's be honest, how much scouting did it take to "discover" van Dijk who was playing in the top league of Holland and Wanyama that had been scouted by half of England and who was close to signing for Birmingham under Alex McLeish - who actually helped us with his statement to back up Wanyama as an "exceptional youngster" to gain his work permit - before we got involved.
So did Park really "discover" two players that probably every scout in Europe was aware of or was it Pedro's offer and negotiating skills that brought them to Celtic Park?}

10 Jul 2022 14:36:35
Bangura Murphy Juarez Miku Lassad Ljunberg Kapo Brozek El Khaddouri, ibrahim, blackman, Gershon we could expand, he got lucky a few times but that list sends shudders down ma spine.

{Ed007's Note - ?

10 Jul 2022 14:46:28
I was just going to post about the amount of flops and failures we signed between WGS and the Leicester manager although he did have some success that made the club decent profit. If you have the time, it's worth googling our squads and recruitment over the past two decades as we have not always hit the jackpot!

10 Jul 2022 15:49:04
Miku was a gid yin ??.

10 Jul 2022 16:01:09
Thanks for feedback sounds like recruitment was considerably less than all positive under John Park. A few duds listed in comments.

11 Jul 2022 08:43:11
I liked MA Fortune. Always thought he had something about him. Juarez was one of the biggest disappointments.

11 Jul 2022 09:27:25
The board had the strategy of buy a truck load of £2-3m in layers and some of them will be great. Not one. It seemed whoever was scouting them hadn’t actually watched football. All of their best clips they looked s hit and lived up to that.

Ange has changed that but the Eaoid game showed clearly we need investment in defence. A CB of quality is essential or the CL will be another behind the couch affair. Mid to front we can score against most, but if we keep giving stupid goals away then all that is for nothing. Ange has to see what needs to be done and fast. We have one CB right now. Julienne Welsh etc just aren’t anywhere near good enough. Get it done Ange.







 

 

 
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