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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
44 (30.6%)
Champions League Semi Final
1 (0.7%)
Champions League Quarter Finals
1 (0.7%)
Last 16
9 (6.3%)
Third in the group and Europa League
37 (25.7%)
Bottom of the group
52 (36.1%)

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14535 on: August 14, 2019, 09:03:41 PM »
The reality is that this latest failure is a joint shambolic effort between The Board and Lennon.  Iíd love to know what their strategy/ ambition is.

Lennon should never have been reappointed but leaving that aside, where has the 10ís of millions that has been generated by the sale of the likes of Tierney, VvD (plus share of sell on to Liverpool by Southampton), Dembele, Armstrong etc actually gone? We must be one of the few teams on the planet with cash on the balance sheet and no debt! As a commercial enterprise/ listed entity itís embarrassing the return they are generating from the fan base and cash reserves they have.

I appreciate they are in a difficult position on one level due to the continual demise of the Scottish league but I think they should be investing much more in the team and the management such that they absolutely streak home domestically (margins for error reducing all the time) and more importantly securing champions league football each year. I donít expect them to qualify out of group stages but with the financial resources at hand they should get there.

FFS Sevco are now competing with them from a financial position that is close to the point of administration
I don't really mind missing the CL as I dont think they would be competitive there anyway. Picking up the money, finishing 3rd in the group and dropping in the EL would have been ideal but thats gone now.

The board knew for months that Rodgers wouldn't last the season but they didn't prepare. Lennon, to his credit stepped up and got the treble over the line. Having done that they had to give him the job and now the chickens are coming home to roost. He spent 10 million on 2 players (his players) and didnt play them yesterday. We can't blame the board for that. We now expect the board to give him more money. How do we know he wont squander another 10m. He's out of his depth and my preference would be to release him right now before its too late. Harsh I know but he is out of his depth and that's not going to change.

The tribute act are being propped up by loans. That can't go on forever but they smell blood now and that will be enough to keep the money flowing for another while

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14536 on: August 15, 2019, 09:31:01 AM »
A massive question remains - how much influence did / does Lennon have over signings?

If he had nothing to do with a 10m CH and a 3m LB being bought and just doesn't rate them to the extent he felt he needed to play our best CM at LB to secure CL passage, then it was a ballsy move to drop both but (almost) understandable.

If he was a key sign off in thier recruitment then it's unfathomable how both didn't start (other than injury)

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14537 on: August 15, 2019, 02:19:35 PM »
A massive question remains - how much influence did / does Lennon have over signings?

If he had nothing to do with a 10m CH and a 3m LB being bought and just doesn't rate them to the extent he felt he needed to play our best CM at LB to secure CL passage, then it was a ballsy move to drop both but (almost) understandable.

If he was a key sign off in thier recruitment then it's unfathomable how both didn't start (other than injury)

Was going to post something similar...think the posters on here have to get real and see who really is calling the shots at CP. Lennon no doubt had a mare the other night and no one can defend that but there's more to this than meets the eye...Is he not playing Lawell's players/signings? Does he really not know what he's doing? Rogers didn't know about some of the signings if you remember back...

I dunno myself TBH but what i do know is Tue night was unacceptable, we are not a big club in Europe anymore but we are still miles ahead of the teams that are beating us every year to qualification in both revenue and club size/fan base...So WTF
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14538 on: August 15, 2019, 10:46:35 PM »
Signings or signing policy had little to do with that defeat. A current Celtic team should beat Cluj in the 2nd leg at home 99/100. After a decent start to the season, Lennon threw it all away last night.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14539 on: August 16, 2019, 08:58:48 AM »
Scott Bain now ruled out for 2 months - He isnt a goalkeeper I rate very highly anyway. Craig Gordon is crocked.

Could Frazier Forster return?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14540 on: August 17, 2019, 09:00:09 AM »
Scott Bain now ruled out for 2 months - He isnt a goalkeeper I rate very highly anyway. Craig Gordon is crocked.

Could Frazier Forster return?

Celtic have C McGregor they could throw him into nets ffs.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14541 on: August 17, 2019, 02:59:58 PM »
Scott Bain now ruled out for 2 months - He isnt a goalkeeper I rate very highly anyway. Craig Gordon is crocked.

Could Frazier Forster return?

Celtic have C McGregor they could throw him into nets ffs.

Lennon could do nets himself for all the difference it would make.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14542 on: August 17, 2019, 04:12:43 PM »
Is the Dunfermline game on any streams?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14543 on: August 17, 2019, 04:37:15 PM »
Is the Dunfermline game on any streams?
Celtic Tv down at the minute.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14544 on: August 17, 2019, 05:08:15 PM »
Ex celt Teemu Pukki has adapted  well to the epl with Norwich. I watched bits of him post Celtic with Finland and his club and thought he looked very good, pity he didnít fully adjust to Celtic and the spl.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14545 on: August 17, 2019, 07:45:24 PM »
Tougher than should have been today.

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