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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
45 (30.6%)
Champions League Semi Final
1 (0.7%)
Champions League Quarter Finals
1 (0.7%)
Last 16
10 (6.8%)
Third in the group and Europa League
38 (25.9%)
Bottom of the group
52 (35.4%)

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marty34

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14325 on: May 14, 2019, 09:45:36 PM »
Bilic has thrown his hat in the ring now. He did ok with West Ham in his first session.  Who of all the above named would play the most attacking football?

I like Steve Clark of Kilmarnock.  He's did a great job with them.  Experienced coach at a high level.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14326 on: May 15, 2019, 01:17:54 PM »
Bilic has thrown his hat in the ring now. He did ok with West Ham in his first session.  Who of all the above named would play the most attacking football?

Rafa

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14327 on: May 15, 2019, 01:20:05 PM »
David Moyes would be perfect imo

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14328 on: May 15, 2019, 02:32:09 PM »
David Moyes would be perfect imo

Why (above Rafa etc)?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14329 on: May 15, 2019, 11:30:15 PM »
Above Rafa??? Sure include Pep, Klopp, Zidane and all the others who wouldn't come to Celtic in a million years. I think Moyes would excel, only an opinion- but it's a realistic option.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14330 on: May 16, 2019, 09:11:14 AM »
Above Rafa??? Sure include Pep, Klopp, Zidane and all the others who wouldn't come to Celtic in a million years. I think Moyes would excel, only an opinion- but it's a realistic option.

Ok, I'd agree Moyes is maybe more realistic than Rafa...but what do you think he would actually bring to Celtic?


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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14331 on: May 16, 2019, 10:41:35 AM »
Above Rafa??? Sure include Pep, Klopp, Zidane and all the others who wouldn't come to Celtic in a million years. I think Moyes would excel, only an opinion- but it's a realistic option.

Ok, I'd agree Moyes is maybe more realistic than Rafa...but what do you think he would actually bring to Celtic?
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14332 on: May 16, 2019, 01:29:29 PM »
Above Rafa??? Sure include Pep, Klopp, Zidane and all the others who wouldn't come to Celtic in a million years. I think Moyes would excel, only an opinion- but it's a realistic option.

Ok, I'd agree Moyes is maybe more realistic than Rafa...but what do you think he would actually bring to Celtic?
It's a bit of a balls of a question imo because it's all subjective and opinion based, but he was a relatively successful manager at PNE and then Everton b4 Man Utd & in Spain. He's played for Celtic and knows the score & with the playing style demanded. I would expect a lot of people to disagree but I think he'd be a good fit.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14333 on: May 16, 2019, 08:05:50 PM »
Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he is in a "strong position" to remain in the post even if they fail to secure the treble treble.

Lennon replaced Brendan Rodgers until the end of the season in February and is one win away from a clean sweep of domestic trophies for the third successive season.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is the latest to be linked with the role.

"There's no evidence to suggest I can't take the job on," Lennon said.

"I've been here since 2000 as a player, coach or manager and in that time, Celtic have won 14 league titles and I've played a part in 10 of them, so I think I know how to win titles here. That gets overlooked."

Celtic, who won the League Cup in December and sealed an eight successive Premiership title this month, face Hearts in the Scottish Cup final on 25 May.

"If we win the Scottish Cup, that'll be my seventh cup," Lennon said. "Any time we lost the league that I've been involved in, it was on the last day of the season. Any time we've won the league, we've skooshed it."

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A former Celtic captain and coach, Lennon returned to the club for a second stint as manager when Rodgers left for Leicester City.

"I never said I wanted [the manager's job] long term," Lennon added. "My contract here expires at the end of May and after the cup final I'll sit down with whoever, and that's always been the case.

"Nothing has changed, despite all the speculation whether I'm getting the job, whether it's Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho, Slaven Bilic or whoever.

"As far as I'm aware, the club aren't speaking to anybody until after the final. I'm in a strong position anyway.

"I've got the big one out the way and now the cup is very, very important. Not for me, but for the players."

'What more can the players do?'
Celtic suffered a limp 2-0 defeat by Rangers in the final Old Firm derby of the season on Sunday, but Lennon is adamant criticism of the team has been excessive.

"In modern football, there's a furore after one game," he said. "You just have to keep a lid on it and keep calm.

"We played with the handbrake on on Sunday. No question, we deserved to lose the game, but it's not terminal by any means.

"They've won two trophies out of two and they've got the possibility of winning the third one for the third year in a row. What more can the players do? Really, sit back and think about it.

"For some reason there's been a bit of negativity around the place, whether it be the expectation level of this team or unrealistic expectation at times from the supporters.

"All these people criticising, whether it be me, the board, or the players, take a step back and go, 'you know what, this is pretty special, pretty special'."

Lennon confirmed left-back Kieran Tierney and winger James Forrest will be rested for Sunday's league visit of Hearts, while highly-rated 16-year-old Karamoko Dembele could make his first-team debut.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14334 on: May 19, 2019, 12:21:53 AM »
If Lennon is in a strong position even if Celtic don't win the treble treble, Celtic are fcked.
Even if Celtic win the treble treble, Lennon should stand aside, he's not up to the task. If he thinks he's up to the task, he's truly deluded, a buffoon.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14335 on: May 19, 2019, 08:29:09 AM »
If Lennon is in a strong position even if Celtic don't win the treble treble, Celtic are fcked.
Even if Celtic win the treble treble, Lennon should stand aside, he's not up to the task. If he thinks he's up to the task, he's truly deluded, a buffoon.

I agree - 2 poor performances V Rangers has swung it for me.  Albeit with a win in the first game at the end of March, the performance was brutal.  Got the win but poor tactically and players unmotivated.

Last week's game was even worse - no bite at Ibrox.  No passion.  Lack on pride and intensity especially in first half.  Not sure what was said at half-time, if anything, but it was a poorer performance in the second half.  With league win, Celtic should have went out and put on a show of aggressive attacking football but alas it was an abject performance.

Them 2 games and more importantly performances, or in this case lack off, illustrates to me that we need a new man in charge.  No harm to Lennon, he's suffered so much abuse in Scotland (racism/sectarianism) but I don't think he can take Celtic to the next level.


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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14336 on: May 20, 2019, 12:13:06 PM »
I really hope Celtic can win the cup on Saturday, for making history and for a lot of players who will be moving on and will not wear the hoops again. I also hope we win it for Neil Lennon as he's got an awful lot of unwarranted grunts from people who don't want him at the club and can't give a reason for it, in fact someone on here actually said he brings baggage ::).
This Celtic team has been regressing for a while now and the fact that we're still going for a treble treble is quite remarkable tbh, BR knew Celtic needed a big rebuilding exercise  and i'm sure knowing this and following the coin too made an easy decision for him to go. Neil Lennon took over this team and got them over the line and i'm thankful for that.

Whoever is the new manager is it'll be a tough baptism of fire for them coming in to hit the ground running, Celtic will be busy in the transfer window and hitting the CL qualifiers so soon with new signings and a new manager will be tougher than previous years...
Dunno why but still have a we feeling this Bayo lad with be a good signing (but then again i thought Eboue Kouassi was going to be a cracker...lol)
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14337 on: May 20, 2019, 01:42:47 PM »
Karamoko Dembele - Just seen a 2 minute highlight reel of him from yesterday. 16 Years of Age - may have been playing against a tin pot team but he certainly looked the part. Explosive pace and flair. Def one for the future!

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14338 on: May 20, 2019, 02:09:20 PM »
Karamoko Dembele - Just seen a 2 minute highlight reel of him from yesterday. 16 Years of Age - may have been playing against a tin pot team but he certainly looked the part. Explosive pace and flair. Def one for the future!

Unreal, looks like he will be a great talent, looking forward to him getting a chance in the next few seasons, crazy that professional footballers can play at that age yet in GAA lads cant

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14339 on: May 20, 2019, 03:15:54 PM »
Steve Clarke just announced as new Scotland manager so that's a free run for Jose or Rafa!   ;D