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22 Apr 2019 21:32:27
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22 Apr 2019 19:13:08
So what's with Lenny refusing to play the loanees, and Sinky?

Is the angle that he's looking after the club's medium term interest (and hence a suitable custodian) ? Is he cutting his nose to spite his face? I know many of us are dying to see Weah play. Could it even be that he's trying to minimise their chance of a lucrative permanent move someplace, so we get 'em back? Baffling, I must say.

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22 Apr 2019 20:32:21
You beat me to the punch Cav; I was in the process of posting a similar question? I can understand Ajer and Simo's good form keeping Benkovic out and possibly same goes for Lustig for Toljan, but Sinclair has proved himself as top scorer, while Burke and Weah offer variety and different options to compliment Eddy.
In January when The Board sanctioned three loans, they must have thought they were required (whoever the manager was going to be) and expected to see them contribute to the success of the team?
When Biton was recalled last month I wondered if NL was relying on guys he knew well from before, incld - Lustig, Izzy and Rogic and he wanted to do things his way? He has been here long enough to know his best 11, how to set them up or shuffle the pack when required; we just need to get behind the team and see it through.

{Ed007's Note - Remember Benkovic is coming back from a serious injury and that he isn't our player, maybe Leicester's medical staff (who will have monitored him throughout his time out and have a say) or even our own medical team don't think he's ready for 90 mins yet and with Boyata out we need him on the bench in case Ajer or Jozo take a knock? He could maybe handle 45 mins if needed.
By my calculations we've kept 15 clean sheets out of 18 games since the winter break - so why change it unless you need to? Lustig, Ajer and Jozo are playing well and although it's unfortunate that KT's struggling the other 3 and Bain have done there jobs, I'd definitely be offering Lustig an extension based on his performances since New Year but only if there's a young quality RB brought in to allow some game time management at RB. Lustig, sadly unlike Izaguirre, is still capable of doing a fine job in the SPFL if we can keep him fully fit.
With the rest of the loans I'm as baffled as you guys.}

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22 Apr 2019 18:51:40
Hibs away really is a game we've made heavy weather of recently. They are a good side right enough but the players should have the bit between their teeth with the title almost over the line. A freshen up and a bit of quality in the summer will be welcome. I'm really looking forward to seeing Shved tbh.

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22 Apr 2019 17:00:24
I have an awful feeling that we will sell Ntcham and Edouard, to fund our Summer transfers, even though we have millions in the bank.

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22 Apr 2019 17:50:57
Edouard is going no-where. Ntcham I hope we can keep hold of but we never really know what we're getting with him I admit.

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22 Apr 2019 18:45:44
Most likely we will. However investing can make you more money in football.

As has been pointed out Ajax increased their spending but maintained their sales club status.

Each time they spent more on better players they then sold them for even more as they had a higher quality of player.

Making CL more often £40mil and £30-40mil profit on sales.

Something very achievable for us but we won't get there making just £1-2 mil signings.

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22 Apr 2019 19:40:28
Sorry but Ntcham has got to go he is woeful please ohh please Porto come back and take him but no doubt that was a load of crap there is no way he is good enough to play for them as for Lennon thanks for stepping up when the rat deserted the ship but for all I love him as a true Celtic man he is below the standard required to take us forward. We need to move onwards and upwards Lennon is a blast from the past we do not need. ☘️.

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22 Apr 2019 20:33:02
There is a player in Ntcham, but he made so many misplaced passes against Hibs, I think he is lacking in match sharpness.

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22 Apr 2019 10:32:25
Is it any wonder we are stumbling across the line this season?

With the world cup last summer, lack of investment, the injuries this season and on top of the the pressure of going for a treble treble.
There is not another club in the world that has been able to show this level of consistency over a number of seasons, quite remarkable if you ask me!
At this moment the nucleus of the squad is still intact, a few good signings in the summer and a proper rest as such for the whole squad and we will be good to go again.

We will win the league for sure and the cup final will be tough I guarantee it, the cream always rises to the top though.

Enjoy your Easter Monday lads. 🍀💚 Hail Hail.

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22 Apr 2019 13:28:08
Quite a few of us are on the same page as you with this and although we have stuttered and drawn blanks in three games recently, we are still dominating opponents and still 'turn-up' for the very big games The many hurdles and problems we have encountered this season alone are enough to bring other teams/ clubs to their knees, but here we are nine points clear and in another cup final and all we need to do is compose ourselves and play the way we know we can.
The players deserve enormous credit and gratitude for their efforts and a fitting reward would be to go down in history 3 x 3.
If I have just one gripe, it's give Weah, Burke and Sinclair more game time - especially like yesterday when it was obvious we were struggling to get the breakthrough.

PS: Like him or not, he NL debate is becoming a distraction and has to take a back-seat until the season is over and the job is done.

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22 Apr 2019 14:49:10

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{Ed007's Note - Your posts are verging on trolling. All you seem to want to do is try and twist things to somehow blame the board for anything and everything, so any posts doing that won't be posted. It isn't up for discussion either.}

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22 Apr 2019 17:32:47
Once a bhoy I agree with what you says about Lennon being a distraction. It's just frustrating the situation Rodgers has left us in at a crucial point in season.

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22 Apr 2019 18:17:59
Its fair to say the support have not been fans of the system we operate, especially since we lost our unbeaten record last December. Its too slow from midfield and the gap between the sitting midfielders and our number 10 is too big.
Its understandable that Lenny has kept what the players are used to playing, especially when we were 8 points clear, it made sense.
Playing that system, we are hard to score against but we are too pedestrian.
With the manager getting criticised, maybe its now time to stamp his own ideas on the team. Lennys teams have always had 2 up front, so maybe its time to play his own system and put Weah up with Eddy. We will probably let in more goals but as long as we score more and the fans are being entertained, it will give the fans an idea what to expect for next season going forward.

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21 Apr 2019 23:32:39
Ed just a quick one on our summer recruitment. Do you think we'll look to sign a striker (maybe a target man type) or do you think we'll go with Edouard, Griff and Bayo?

{Ed007's Note - I think it'll be Edouard, Griffiths and possibly Weah for next season.}

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22 Apr 2019 11:19:58
I hope Weah is not put off by his lack of game time Ed. He doesn't come across that way and his attitude has always been brilliant i just hope he sees next season as his chance to shine. Was disgusted with the minutes he was given yesterday given that we needed a goal. We created more chances in the time he was on than the previous 80+ mins. I'd start him against Kilmarnock.

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22 Apr 2019 13:27:48
From what he's said before, I think he's happy to be in the first team as his time at psg was mostly spent in the stands.

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22 Apr 2019 14:24:01
He's the type of guy who can become a fans favourite Steph. I'd love to see him get more game time, extend his loan with a view to making it permanent next summer. His attitude has been outstanding, going by the training photos he looks like a very likeable guy always has a smile on his face.

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22 Apr 2019 15:16:05
He’s not ment to be the best trainer in the world! Think he has to be pushed.

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22 Apr 2019 15:34:06
Definitely Stan I'd rather have weah than Burke if at all possible. He's very grounded which fits well with our squad, considering their ability and achievements they don't come across as big headed.

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22 Apr 2019 16:23:51
Whats happend with Bayo? Is he injured or just pi$$?

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22 Apr 2019 18:31:05
Hi Ed, why do you not think Bayo will be utilised next season? Do you think that he has got all the warning signs of another Marvin Compper?

{Ed007's Note - Surely we've learnt from this season that we need 3 quality strikers Bayo is nowhere near good enough. He's only here because of Toure so maybe Leicester will fancy taking him in the summer.]

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22 Apr 2019 18:43:59
Pud he ripped a muscle on international duty and won't play again this year.

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22 Apr 2019 08:46:10
Well I chose the correct option by going to seaside yesterday with the family. I watched the match later which I had recorded.
My thoughts are Izziguirre is finished, thenks for your service over 2 stints but cheerio.
Hayes was brought in for his crossing ability and he has been rank rotten with his crosses, I agree with people saying get Sinclair back in team.
Nitcham, apart from 1 or 2 flashes was abysmal yessterday also.
Lennon must accept his share of blame for team selection and bringing on subs far too late to make any impact.
Win on Saturday and our goal difference is so big League will be virtually won.

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22 Apr 2019 10:09:19
Our goal difference has been cut from +11 to +3.

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22 Apr 2019 10:52:41
We just aren't scoring enough goals but that's not lennys fault we've been making good chances but not finishing. if kt is out for the season it will have to be Izzy or hayes so that's a problem as well. we're making heavy weather of winning this bloody league time to get the finger out.

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22 Apr 2019 13:40:06
Lenny picks the team he picks the formation he picks the substitutions Correct he can't put the ball in the net. But for the rest it is his fault.

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22 Apr 2019 13:40:32
We should have Beat Aberdeen at home. We should have beat hibs yesterday and we should have beat livi too. No excuses for these 0-0 draws.

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22 Apr 2019 14:01:49
It's a massive come down after the snake left, even putting that to the side I think even lennon would admit performances have been well short of the mark, he's definitely not the way forward.

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22 Apr 2019 08:43:36
Nothing but gratitude to Neil Lennon for stepping in at our time of need after being left in the lurch by that fake Celtic fan. However for me he is not the man to take us forward. I will always regard him as a club Legend but i will not let that feelings or sentiment get in the way when thinking what is best for our Club and at this current time we need to look elsewhere. Read some very valid points on here, would we have asked him to take over had he still been at Hibs, the aswer is no. It's a case of he was available and able to come in immedietely to steady the ship. That he has done as we limp over the line. At this time of year when we have the treble treble in our sights you would think adrenalin alone would have playing teams off the park. Instead we look tired and there is no real identity to our play. As i have said many times we have a very young talented squad with an abundance of youth players ready to step up over the next season or 2. We need a someone who can continue to develop them and the club on and off the park. I don't think Lenny is that man. Take the green tinted specs off, love for the man and sentiment away and most will feel the same. It worries me that Lenny said after the Aberdeen game Dermot Desmond said during a phonecall the day before that game they had not spoken to anyone else. It is their duty to make sure they have a list of 5+ candidates atleast to speak to regardless of who is currently taking the team, especially with a summer of ins and out plus early qualifiers. We have made huge strides off the park recently we need to continue that so for me it has to be someone new, not Neil Lennon. I'd happily have a role for him within the club but i don't think that is something he will want at this stage of his career. Maybe the Board have not spoken to anyone because they already know Lenny is their man i do not know. He is not my choice but like everyone else is he is chosen of course he will get my backing 100%. As we get ready to seal 8 and go for the 9 this is our biggest summer in a very long time. Time to think big Celtic, we have the money to do it, show us you have ambition show us you want to dominate in Scotland for years to come and show us you want us to compete in Europe.

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22 Apr 2019 12:19:35
Good post stan, I believe there is a difference from actually speaking to someone as DD put it to setting in motion other options.
Its all done thro intermediates nowadays so he wudnt actually be lying to NL.
I believe to score goals u need goalscorers in your team sounds obvious doesn't it but every time I see a team its the first thing I do is count the potential scorers in the team.
Yesterday I counted 2 poss 3, Eddy Forrest and Calmac.
Yet unbelievably we had 4 on the bench Weah, Burke, Sinclair and Rogic.
In a league where we are dominant and have the bulk of possession we only have 3 on the field that's just nuts.
Is it any wonder we are not scoring as much.
Back to the manager and I was a NL fan last time and defended him on here many times as ed will vouch for (mainly against him lol) but I don't want NL this time. It may be a fantasy but I would go for Arsene Wenger, no idea if we could afford him tho.
And for a total curve ball what about Nigel Pearson the guy that built that Leicester team with practically nothing too.

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22 Apr 2019 12:51:09
I'd like to think that is the case Rayman, surely we have been working on things behind the scenes. It would be a neglect of duty if not relying or hoping Lenny will come in and hit the ground running. Love the guy but too many strange line ups and decisions since coming in. When Brendan was here there was 2 or 3 that were finished now he is playing them all regularly. What is Wenger up to these days? Always felt Arsenal had a similar model to ourselves albeit on a bigger scale. The so called unheard of signings they were making were costing £15m+ 😂 interesting times ahead and for this one it has to be head over heart, we have to look elsewhere. HH.

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22 Apr 2019 13:47:23
I sincerely hope the board were telling Lenny porkys And that they have a man to step in right after the cup final God knows they have had the time to look and get him in It would be inconceivable if they haven't taken the time to get the right man in with the time limit they have had I can't see our board being that complacent.

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22 Apr 2019 14:13:50
Maybe we are all in for a big surprise Tony 😊 Let's hope so.

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22 Apr 2019 14:43:08
When the snake was announced the place was buzzing and we went on to the invincible season. Season books up again a new strip out again we the fans deserve more so Lennon is def not the answer. We are in a great financial position to push the boat out and attract a manger with ambition with a few who’d to spend. This Celtic mindedness is a lot of rubbish the snake played us on that part but he knew this club would get him back where he wants to be. If the pub league is the holy grail for managers then what ambitious manager wouldn’t want to take up the post. Ten in a row on the horizon to become a legend while building your stock as a manager. Who wouldn’t want that?

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22 Apr 2019 14:47:10
I hope you are correct Stan.

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22 Apr 2019 15:59:32
A massive carrot for anyone Welshy, the chance to win Titles and make history. I'm really not fussed about the Celtic connection thing that just limits our search for the right person. Tony it's quite possible the Board are playing a blinder behind the scenes and Lenny has known since the begining it was going to someone else. Time will tell gents, a very interesting summer awaits.

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22 Apr 2019 16:26:05
I just can't see the board saying to anyone just now if they have the guy in place for next season for now It would put Lenny on a downer with still so much to play for It's not good but saying that it's good business to let him carry on blindly just makes sense.

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22 Apr 2019 21:29:28
Anyone fancy Eddie Howe as our new manager?
Has brought Bournemouth through the divisions and kept them in the Premiership for 4 seasons. He is only 41 years old and has one year left on his contract.
Don't think he can achieve anything more there other than a top ten finish at best.
Maybe a new challenge would be good for him and Celtic.

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22 Apr 2019 06:19:32
Yesterday's result was disappointing, however what this group of players have achieved in recent years is remarkable.
For me this season will be the most satisfying of all when we finally get the treble over the line.
A disastrous transfer window, not only not getting our targets but loosing key players also.
The boyata and champions League debacle.
The horrendous injury list.
And being left hanging when we were deserted.
Through in all the noise from across the road and you would be forgiven for thinking this would not be a good season.
Yet we stand on the brink of another glory season.
One final push from us all will see us crowned treble treble champions.

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21 Apr 2019 22:59:32
I hope whoever is in charge next season can sort out our set plays i know I'm a broken record and I've said this many times before but every game I'm reminded of just how incapable we are delivering a decent corner or free kick and nobody ever seems to attack the ball in fact we have no movement at all at times it really is embarrassing at times.

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21 Apr 2019 23:50:15
I mentioned last week I liked Wolves first goal in the semi final, short corner then an in swinging cross to the back post and an easy knock in. They made it look so easy but it was evective.
Roll on a week and then sevco scored a similar goal from a corner and they have been struggling to score from corners all season, the same as us.
We need to practice something different because we don't have anyone who is a big threat at corners. Watch Hearts at corners, they are a handful and we need to maybe copy some of their movements off the ball, to make us a bigger threat.

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22 Apr 2019 13:06:42
I agree that we bed to practice and vary our corner kick routines but I can't for the life of me see the benefit in practicing Hearts routines . These routines are defended all week every week by Hearts as they practice them, so we would be playing right into the Hearts defenders hands if we used their routines, in the cup final our most important game left.

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22 Apr 2019 13:58:39
Look at it another way maybe we should look at hearts even closer if we have to defend those tricky set pieces in our most important game of the season.

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21 Apr 2019 21:10:22
Once Celtic win the league it has now been confirmed we will be seeded in all 4 champions league qualifiers for next season.

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22 Apr 2019 09:41:37
We need to win it first.

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