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03 Jun 2021 17:42:07
If Ange is to get the job does Ed or anyone else know who his backroom team are likely to be?


{Ed007's Note - Apparently Celtic have agreed compensation for Ange Postecoglou along with Shaun Ontong and John Hutchinson - them and Kennedy & WGS Jnr?}

1.) 03 Jun 2021 19:03:15
Lennedy must have something on DD. We keep hearing he's rated highly yet when he had his chance he blew it by playing the same players formation and tactics.

2.) 03 Jun 2021 19:38:34
Ed do you know if the Celtic women's team coach has a full UEFA licence? If so I would rather have him in the dug out until Ange gets the all clear or necessary licences And have Ange in the dug out also rather than LENNEDY.

{Ed007's Note - I've no idea if Fran Alonso has them, Tony.}

3.) 03 Jun 2021 21:14:35
I think Fran Alonso has U. E. F. A Pro License in progress, and U. E. F. A A License.

4.) 04 Jun 2021 11:26:27
I am 99% sure as long as your coaching team has them your ok.

5.) 04 Jun 2021 12:21:55
What makes you 99z% sure.

6.) 04 Jun 2021 15:40:42
I do know Gerrard didn't have all his badges when he started with Sevco.

7.) 04 Jun 2021 16:06:22
Regardless of h9w good Ange is, it will depend on the budget to replace rubbish for good. 8f he isn't backed he will fail because we need quality and thst costs. Quality and cost two sweaty world's with our board of cheapskate punt lovers.

8.) 04 Jun 2021 17:28:10
Apparently Kevin Muscat is joining backroom team.

9.) 04 Jun 2021 17:45:24
Magic, agreed, and if anything I believe the club will need to go even bigger with the budget to give Big Ange even a smell of a chance. He's coming from the other side of the world and whilst he may know one or two players he'd like to bring with him I would hope the bulk of them will be players who have been playing in Europe for a few years and who can produce the goods whilst he gets up to speed.
However, as you say, Celtic FC and spending money is not normally a good mix. HH.

10.) 04 Jun 2021 18:03:59
dnn38, I saw that too but it's one of many rumours but doesn't seem to have any real substance. YET!
Nothing would surprise me though. If he does come it wouldn't be a problem, he was never a real Sev anyway and if Big Ange thinks he's good enough then he must be. HH.

11.) 04 Jun 2021 18:44:48
Would not have that guy anywhere near the club. Not good enough as a manager . and well as a player he made Terry Hurlock look like the fairy godmother.



23 Nov 2020 15:54:56
Another website is claiming a very well placed source told him Lennon was on a final warning after the last sevco game. Now O'Neill, Keane and Howe have been contacted and interest has come back from at least one of them.

Dunno how much to believe but Id like to think Lennon's time is up.

I must also say I love Lennon and he should never have been given the job permanently. If he goes I'm sure we will all wish him the very best. It's not not worked out.


1.) 23 Nov 2020 18:17:21
If that was his final warning; there was a draw at Pittodrie, a 1-4 home defeat to Sparta Prague and then Saturdays' draw at Hibs since then, so he must be on his, final, final, final warning.

2.) 23 Nov 2020 18:54:06
Read that website and must admit it sounds like pish tae me! Yellow card after the currants game, and since then we’ve been been woeful! Topped off by a pathetic performance against Sparta Prague! Can’t see how that can happen!

3.) 23 Nov 2020 22:12:46
I was surprised to see him writing about celtic when I got sent a link. He’s an expert on all things sevco. Wouldn’t give anything he writes a second thought.

4.) 23 Nov 2020 23:40:56
Report claims Lennon staying with board backing him Herald sport.

5.) 24 Nov 2020 08:11:45
I’m afraid that’s the most likely outcome here rich with Kennedy taking the reigns a close second, neither gives me any confidence and definitely won’t inspire the players, we need a clean break.



06 Jul 2020 06:07:54
Any truth in the Nicky Pope rumours? Would make a good headline if nothing else haha.


1.) 06 Jul 2020 08:20:48
Burnley Keeper Nick Pope? No chance we will sign him, he'll be England's no. 1 for the next few years and will move to a top 4 team down south.



28 Jun 2019 18:55:52
Any truth in the Adidas kit deal I've heard being mentioned? They'll have to change the seats in the North stand upper if so haha.


1.) 28 Jun 2019 19:02:33
Would be first time. Had a nike tick up there at one point did it not?

2.) 28 Jun 2019 20:47:29
theres a guy on twitter (B4 u say it I know ) : he posted that we are looking at a 5 year deal worth £35m and that we are in talks with ADDIDAS and KNAPPA.

3.) 28 Jun 2019 21:26:29
When does the one we have run out?

4.) 28 Jun 2019 21:58:51
End of this season Kev.

5.) 28 Jun 2019 23:20:07
Not sure how we agree to these figures to be honest. I know it’s a big sum in Scotland but we sell massive amounts of training gear and kits. We are well televised over the world, I appreciate we aren’t in a money league like the premier but some of their deals are well over what we get. Arsenal signed a deal with Adidas for over £50 million a season. I’d be surprised if we didn’t outsell them by 3-4 to 1.

6.) 28 Jun 2019 23:34:30
Well you can be sure the pistol will have something lined up.

7.) 29 Jun 2019 05:38:48
Sorry Quinn but I doubt more Celtic shirts are sold than Arsenal never mind 3-4/ 1.

8.) 29 Jun 2019 08:40:03
Arsenal sell shirts 4-1 to our shirt sales Quinn, if not more. Look at the European shirt sale table, they sit about 7th, we don't feature in the top 20.

9.) 29 Jun 2019 10:57:34
How much is our current new balance deal worth?

10.) 29 Jun 2019 12:57:35
I've had tops since the Umbro days and the current New Balance gear is some of the best. My first Nike top suffered bobbling in the wash but admittedly they did get better over the seasons. The logos on the old NT: tops used to keep coming off. I wear Adidas on the gold course though and its all good stuff too, a tad expensive though.

11.) 29 Jun 2019 13:03:39
That's one thing we can't slag pistol for the man knows how to run a business we're lucky to have him and I know he has his faults.

12.) 29 Jun 2019 13:24:07
C'mon Kev you need to listen to some of the punters on here - PL will be too busy sabotaging transfer deals and ruining out club to be actually bringing us in another multi million deal.

13.) 29 Jun 2019 13:37:13
Would love an Adidas kit! Tbh the designs and quality of NB kits have been Tom Kite, especially that new thing.



13 Jun 2019 14:59:01
What's the craic with this big laddie from Toulouse then? Reports say we're ready to offer about Eur 8m which would be fantastic from an ambition point of view. I don't know anything about the guy but if nothing else it's an exciting rumour!


1.) 13 Jun 2019 23:41:30
Hopefully we can get this CB over the line before preseason. A lot of outlay without selling anyone but Connell and Harper could be imminent and the sale of Ntcham and Mulumbu could cover that? Hopefully money used to get Benkovic on loan again and 2 x RB and a back up LB. Can see Tierney going though so would Perraud be a worthy enough replacement? Other than that we've a solid enough starting 11. Gordon replacement? Another striker? I just can't see us spending much more after that business. But at least the board are active and trying to get things sorted early.




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08 Jun 2021 21:22:41
Listened to a couple of the podcasts on way to and from work today. Really good. And the things Chris and Gavin said about Ange have me really excited about him. I just hope he's given time to do things his way.


{Ed007's Note - Thanks mate 👍

1.) 09 Jun 2021 07:13:51
Finally got round to listening to it yesterday was excellent insight into Big Ange. Sadly he will have to hit the ground running to be given the time to implement his Tactics.



01 Feb 2021 14:34:54
This is probably an unpopular opinion and tbh it's only just crossed my mind.

Is it possible that Duffy is in fact a very capable defender and the coaching setup is that bad that players just don't know what they should be doing or are low in confidence?
Very few of our players are covering themselves in any glory at the moment so singling any out may be unfair.
I know I know it's the basics but there might be a bigger underlying problem.

Personally I hope we don't sign anyone new until we get a new coaching team in. The last thing we need is a young defender put in to play in the form we're in just now.


1.) 01 Feb 2021 14:42:38
Lot of basic errors by the big man. that’s nothing to do with coaching or tactics for that matter. He’s just not settled for whatever reason and that may be coupled alongside his level of ability imo. 🍀.

2.) 01 Feb 2021 14:54:41
When he slipped on his a%$e in his first game at Ross County you knew there and then he was a coo. Our recruitment has been shocking! The mess we are in can't be underestimated. Is it possible that the reason we haven't sacked Lennon is the candidate we want won't be available until the summer? Steve Clarke? I hope so! There's a manager who knows tactics and can organise a team👍.

3.) 01 Feb 2021 15:06:52
His career including three loan spells away from parent club Everton from 2011-2014, but then picked up with 2 seasons at Blackburn (63 apps) and a move to Brighton in 2016 (122 apps) .
He has also won 41 caps for Ireland after 20 caps for under 21's.
It seemed he was more than capable of doing a job in the SPL, but he has made (like others beside him) a lot of costly mistakes.
Our defensive problems were apparent from day one, even before he arrived at Celtic Park and a lot of it can be put down to almost constant chopping and changing of the back four because of Jullien and El Hamed's regular absences and switching both fullbacks, or maybe more significantly - the obvious goalkeeping weakness.
Every cross-ball causes havoc and often costs a goal; plus neither goalie has been too hot at shot-stopping. Although the defensive unit definitely needs to be coached, drilled and settled; with Bitton being replaced with a real central defensive partner.

4.) 01 Feb 2021 15:31:19
Duffys rank end of. He’s proven that in Europe and domestic level with us. Whatever the excuse he’s certainly not the answer to any celtics problems.

5.) 01 Feb 2021 15:52:43
Think Bitton is a better centre back than Duffy, it's a disgrace, if Duffy is being paid that money that was reported, that's one way to cause disharmony in the dressing room, some guy comes in, smashes the salary ceiling, and then it turns out, he is not capable of doing the job.
I would sign Porteous from Hibs, he has the makings of a good centre half.

6.) 01 Feb 2021 16:08:13
He makes Effe look like Maldini. Every cross creates panic in our box. When you watch the back line their all over the place. Shouting, pointing, out of position, shaking their heads looking at one another. Our backline is a disgrace which deteriorates game by game. When you look back when we won 2-1 twice V Lazio with mostly our present line up apart from Hayes Forster Boli and Forrest it shows how far we have fallen.

7.) 01 Feb 2021 16:47:37
But surely that's a coaching issue Pud?

8.) 01 Feb 2021 17:35:51
The mistake again St Mirren for the second goal is nothing to do with coaching although any decent coach would see that the boys confidence is shot and would take him out the team for a while.
Decent coaches would also play the best players in there best positions and not try and fit them into a formation that he thinks will work.

9.) 01 Feb 2021 17:58:37
It could be down to bad coaching but the players must take some of the flack due to their lack of effort and can't be arsed attitude. So I take it the review has been completed and its let's just carry on regardless and I can't believe that the Hearts fan that runs our PR still has a job. The only decent guy is the Celtic SLO.

10.) 01 Feb 2021 17:59:30
Aindoh I agree on porteous, looks to be a cracking player and one that will just improve. I'd sign doig and him if Petrie will deal, bring Nesbit in for good measure.



31 Jan 2021 17:42:16
Ronny Deila for Director of football? What's your thoughts Ed? Any chance? Would he take it? Would he be offered it?


{Ed007's Note - That'll never happen. RD's currently the Head Coach of New York City FC who are owned by Man City's owners and he'll more than likely stay working within the City Football Group in one way or another for the foreseeable future.}

1.) 31 Jan 2021 18:33:30
We would be well on our way to 10 with RD in charge.

2.) 31 Jan 2021 18:51:34
So won't happen because he'd never take it, or would he not even be considered for it in any case? Who would your choice be for DoF?

{Ed007's Note - I honestly don't know mate. The job entails that much it's hard to know who could and couldn't do it. Brendan Rodgers was all for John Kennedy being made our DOF and I would never have thought of him, Ajax's DOF is Marc Overmars and their CEO is Edwin van der Sar, who would have thought those 2 would do jobs like that? If you read that article the other day John Collins sounds ideal for the job!
Ralf Rangnick would be amazing as he's got a proven track record and personally I think Bielsa would do a fantastic job.}

3.) 31 Jan 2021 19:11:05
Rangnick will prob retire within red bull soccer.

{Ed007's Note - Rangnick left Red Bull GmbH last summer.}

4.) 31 Jan 2021 20:43:25
Read the article about John Collins, was an interesting suggestion? and a well written piece, think it was the Celtic star?

{Ed007's Note - I put a link up to it at the time, Vin and I agree that it was very well written and put across the point of view very well. Could JC be a successful DOF? Again I honestly don't know but I wouldn't be keen because I know what a divisive character he is, he's a Marmite character that you either love or think he's just an arrogant sod.}

5.) 31 Jan 2021 21:11:43
Aye agreed though that arrogance could translate to high standards he would try to implement!?

{Ed007's Note - He'd certainly be single-minded and not easily swayed from his ideals.}



20 Jan 2021 22:43:49
Surely enough is enough now. We've got to the point where we don't expect to win.

A mate of mine once asked me if I expect Celtic to win every game in the season. I said come the end of the season I don't expect us to have won 38/ 38, but I do expect us to win every game we go in to.
Now that's not me feeling we're entitled to win every game. But just the confidence I used to have.

It's gone now and we need a complete overhaul. Lennon leaving now is a start but it's at least 6 months too late.




01 Jan 2021 20:37:48
A team has been leaked. No idea how legit it is - Ed and others might know. Anyway Brown starts. Hopefully it's nonsense.


1.) 01 Jan 2021 20:44:50
what is the team that's been leaked mat?

2.) 01 Jan 2021 20:51:46
Frimpong Ajer Duffy Taylor
Christie Brown Soro Calmac Turnbull

3.) 01 Jan 2021 20:58:42
Barkas frimpong ajer Duffy Taylor
Brown Christie soro turnbull mcgregor eddy.

4.) 01 Jan 2021 21:09:08
not the team for me but it does look solid if not maybe a bit safe.

5.) 01 Jan 2021 21:14:28
Duffy hasn't played for a few weeks so that looks dubious whether true or not and why go back to an isolated Eddy up front - when we have seen the improvement in him and the team with Griff there?
Whatever team he puts out - we have to win this game; no excuses.

6.) 01 Jan 2021 21:14:55
I like that lineup and it’s good enough to win Celtic the game.
There’s maybe more control about that lineup because we don’t want to take the chance of getting picked off.
Celtic are certain to win the midfield battle with that lineup and we will have 3 midfielders making runs to partner Edouard.
And Lennon will always have the option to change it at any time.
If he does change the formation and we lose,
Lenny will get heavy criticism.

7.) 01 Jan 2021 21:35:12
I'd still prefer griffiths in instead of Brown. In any case, who is leaking the team?

8.) 01 Jan 2021 22:04:34
Brown shouldn’t play as he will spend his time winding up Morelos and Kent. He has to start with Eddy and Griff as they will be happy with a draw. We have to win.

I just hope that NL can match SG tactics as he outsmarted him in the last couple of games.

9.) 01 Jan 2021 22:07:23
Hi guys, if the leaked team is true then looks to me Lennon is more worried about what they can do to us than how we can hurt them. Chemistry with griff and Eddie is there to see and they both must start for me. Ajer right back with frimpong right mid. No arfield and jack weakens there middle and I think we can exploit that with turnbull finding pockets of space. I think kamara will be given the task of picking turnbull up which for me will allow more space for frimpong to run at barisic. The wee man has been more attack minded past few games he’s the only width we have and will be wasted at rb. They don’t like 4-4-2 motherwell and hibs have proved that there past 2 home games. We need to win tomorrow so let’s play to our strengths and not worry about them. 🍀🍀🍀.

10.) 01 Jan 2021 22:15:39
The midfield battle will be won by the team that has the best midfield, not necessarily by the team that has the most players in midfield, the best midfield will be the one that has the right blend, with players that compliment each other, Brown in that midfield, disrupts the flow, slows down and strangles the forward movement, unless he is playing further back, as a kind of third centre half, to help out the dreadful pairing of Ajer and Duffy.
Can't see this being anything like the real team lineup, maybe it's fake news being out by Lenny to confuse Gerard, he must play Ajer at right back, and Bitton and Duffy, in the middle, and Taylor at left back,

11.) 01 Jan 2021 22:16:28
Julien is out so it's Duffy. He better have his epl heed on.

12.) 01 Jan 2021 22:55:46
If this turns out to be true its worrying. Who is the leak? The team is everywhere, hopefully lennon has leaked this him self hoping rangers take the bate.

13.) 02 Jan 2021 09:37:14
That’s the thing that worries me most. Rangers have a formation they stick to and their starting 11 is easy to predict as it’s a settled team.
We don’t know our best formation, defensive pairing or who plays through the middle, lots of big decisions to make for Lennon.
If leaked team is correct you have to assume there’s a Sevconian on the books at our club as this happens so regularly it’s embarrasing.




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21 Jun 2022 20:20:38
I'd let him go no probs. Don't think he's good enough unfortunately.




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21 Jun 2022 15:35:47
Rumour or opinion?




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26 Aug 2021 17:13:51
Better option if true.




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11 Aug 2021 22:08:21
I'm guessing this isn't the same as the passport to paradise Jonbhoy?




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03 Aug 2021 17:20:49
Not me Ged. Can't stand him.





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03 Aug 2022 10:32:07
It's far from over. They'll beat them at ibrox.




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18 Jul 2022 14:19:43
Not been a fan of Forrest for many years now. He hasn't kicked on and got lucky in the 10iar failure that he was injured for most of it. Maybe OK as 3rd choice but should never be a starter in this side.




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17 Jul 2022 19:50:40
Winning the league and Europe after Christmas would be a great result. Like many on here I'm slightly concerned about the defence but optimistic we'll strengthen.




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16 Jul 2022 14:51:37
Same old magicpole.




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