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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
49 (29.3%)
Champions League Semi Final
1 (0.6%)
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14 (8.4%)
Third in the group and Europa League
40 (24%)
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18120 on: April 02, 2021, 10:21:19 AM »
The next appointment is huge.

I'm worried that John Kennedy is the favourite, really worried.

Kennedy should be hunted from the first team squad as he was part of this sorry mess this season. We need a manager in with pedigree and he also needs full autonomy on his backroom team.

I'd like a manager with an identity and a style, someone who knows what he wants his team to be about, that is tactically astute and puts the work in on the training ground. Someone like Martinez/Howe/Jardim who will work with the players day in day out to improve them and get the team knowing exactly what they are doing. Lennon's failing was that he wasn't interested in coaching the team, he has an incredibly lazy work ethic for a manager and that is attested to from plenty of his ex players.

McGeady was on Simon Ferry's podcast recently and he was absolutely glowing about Roberto Martinez as a manager, said tactically and on the training ground he was light years ahead of anyone he trained under.  Martinez has links to Scotland and probably has had his fill of international management now, he's the guy I'd be getting Celtic to push the boat out on.

Did you hear the one with Duff when he was full of praise for Kennedy?  Kennedy may well have a lot of potential, but the fact he's be in around the team as a number 2 or otherwise for so long, I don't think it would be a good idea for him to be given the job on a permanent basis now. Who knows, maybe years down the line with a complete new crop of players.

Reading on twitter Matt McGlone also mentioning a Martinez Maloney ticket after the euros.

Eddie Howe is the man Celtic need.

He'll be good for Celtic as he gets the best out of very average players.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18121 on: April 02, 2021, 11:17:07 AM »
Have never paid much heed to Bournemouth or Howe tbh so I'm not overcome with enthusiasm, I'd  be wary of a slew of Carl Muggleton & Stuart Slater type signings from the EFL lower reaches.  Another year of terrible signings and it could be a lot more than a one season blip

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18122 on: April 02, 2021, 12:09:56 PM »
Rangers are now back at level where they’ll be competing every year.

Back to a yo-yo championship, sure that’s best and increases the competitiveness of the spl.

Sure what’s the fun in one team winning all the time? Be like those complaining about Dublin winning all the time, no fun in that ;D
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18123 on: April 02, 2021, 12:26:25 PM »
Rangers are now back at level where they’ll be competing every year.

Back to a yo-yo championship, sure that’s best and increases the competitiveness of the spl.

Sure what’s the fun in one team winning all the time? Be like those complaining about Dublin winning all the time, no fun in that ;D
Can only be a good thing having a decent Rangers team. Hopefully pushes Celtic on to improve, they’ve done f**k all squared in Europe for a brave while now!

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18124 on: April 02, 2021, 01:26:50 PM »
Have never paid much heed to Bournemouth or Howe tbh so I'm not overcome with enthusiasm, I'd  be wary of a slew of Carl Muggleton & Stuart Slater type signings from the EFL lower reaches.  Another year of terrible signings and it could be a lot more than a one season blip

I would agree with this. He does not have a good track record of signing players. Look at money he wasted at Bournemouth in the last few years. £15m on Ibe, £20m on Solanke etc etc. He seems to have a focus on buying young British players but the market down South is unbelievably overpriced as English clubs just foolishly throw money about.

On the other hand I do think he is a very good coach, he has a track record in having an identity and getting his teams to play a very technical, quick passing game. I would expect players to get a bounce off him similar as to how they did with Rodgers. He does seem a very bland character though but taking a club from League Two to the EPL in a short space of time is an impressive accomplishment irrespective of financial advantages.

Hopefully he can bring on guys like Forrest, Christie etc who regressed massively under Lennon and finally start to get Mikey Johnston delivering on his ability.

I think most fans are fairly happy with this when we've had Lennon for two years and had names like Keane and Kennedy being bandied about for some time. He is certainly rated down south but I think he sees this as his opportunity to make his name, win some trophies, bring the club on and how we do in Europe under him will be the benchmark.

The usual EPL diehards probably can't understand why Howe wouldn't hang on for a job at a Newcastle or West Ham but this is his chance to show he's up to a big job, that he can handle the pressures at a club where expectations are high and results are a must.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18125 on: April 02, 2021, 02:06:44 PM »
Being able to attract a manager of the calibre of Eddie Howe shows that Celtic definitely haven't lost their pulling power as a club

The big names will still come

Here's hoping that Celtic will get what Bounemouth missed after they were relegated to the Championship last year

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« Reply #18126 on: April 02, 2021, 06:00:36 PM »
Being able to attract a manager of the calibre of Eddie Howe shows that Celtic definitely haven't lost their pulling power as a club

The big names will still come

Here's hoping that Celtic will get what Bounemouth missed after they were relegated to the Championship last year

Can I ask Sid and others are we on the same planet here!!

Yes Howe done very well with limited resources at Bournemouth no doubts, but this is Glasgow Celtic!!

Last 1st December  reports (unfounded) circulated that Massimo Allegri was about to take over for £2 million for the rest of the season, Allegri like Jesus Christ!! top coach, proven pedigree etc. I have seen photos of him attending Celtic matches, now that would have been a statement. Now we have Eddie Howie!! Jesus guys get real this is a very dodgy appointment if true. Gerard is not exactly shitting it folks? with Allegri Keane maybe Rafa he would have been very cautious approaching next season. Not now.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18127 on: April 02, 2021, 07:38:05 PM »
Being able to attract a manager of the calibre of Eddie Howe shows that Celtic definitely haven't lost their pulling power as a club

The big names will still come

Here's hoping that Celtic will get what Bounemouth missed after they were relegated to the Championship last year

Can I ask Sid and others are we on the same planet here!!

Yes Howe done very well with limited resources at Bournemouth no doubts, but this is Glasgow Celtic!!

Last 1st December  reports (unfounded) circulated that Massimo Allegri was about to take over for £2 million for the rest of the season, Allegri like Jesus Christ!! top coach, proven pedigree etc. I have seen photos of him attending Celtic matches, now that would have been a statement. Now we have Eddie Howie!! Jesus guys get real this is a very dodgy appointment if true. Gerard is not exactly shitting it folks? with Allegri Keane maybe Rafa he would have been very cautious approaching next season. Not now.

Just my opinion!!
Allegri? Is he not the lad managed Juventus? All due respect to Celtic but he’d only go to a top European club which Celtic are not atm. I think and hope that Howe will do well- tries to play good football and in a league were Celtic will have by far the best players in almost every game this should go well. He certainly has more pedigree than Slippy G as a manager, although his track record on transfers is questionable.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18128 on: April 02, 2021, 08:29:22 PM »
Being able to attract a manager of the calibre of Eddie Howe shows that Celtic definitely haven't lost their pulling power as a club

The big names will still come

Here's hoping that Celtic will get what Bounemouth missed after they were relegated to the Championship last year

Can I ask Sid and others are we on the same planet here!!

Yes Howe done very well with limited resources at Bournemouth no doubts, but this is Glasgow Celtic!!

Last 1st December  reports (unfounded) circulated that Massimo Allegri was about to take over for £2 million for the rest of the season, Allegri like Jesus Christ!! top coach, proven pedigree etc. I have seen photos of him attending Celtic matches, now that would have been a statement. Now we have Eddie Howie!! Jesus guys get real this is a very dodgy appointment if true. Gerard is not exactly shitting it folks? with Allegri Keane maybe Rafa he would have been very cautious approaching next season. Not now.

Just my opinion!!
Allegri? Is he not the lad managed Juventus? All due respect to Celtic but he’d only go to a top European club which Celtic are not atm. I think and hope that Howe will do well- tries to play good football and in a league were Celtic will have by far the best players in almost every game this should go well. He certainly has more pedigree than Slippy G as a manager, although his track record on transfers is questionable.

That's the very man.  Look Howe isn't a great manager he would be if any of the top 6/7 had them as there first choice! they don't. He maybe is a quality coach !!!

Again Celtic football club 60,000 a week supporters 45/50 k season books (could be more if wanted) Supporters in every major city in the world, not beautiful Bournemouth  known for holding the tory party conferences!!!

Celtic once again not fulfilling what they could IMO

This was a time to make a fecking real statement to the UK /European football world. Time we stepped up to the plate etc. Allegri, maybe a German coach, maybe someone like that.

I hope I'm prove wrong but psychology in sport is major. Ask yourself this,  is Gerard and The Rangers psychologically shitting themselves nnoooo!!!

He's never managed in Europe... Rodgers had... Ronny had he??? Lennon had I'm just pissed of they have sold themselves short on this AGAIN. Generally A poor poor effort once again.

One last point Armagh 18 Gerard is lucky to still be in a job if truth be told.. he though he was about to get the sack last may FACT!! The Rangers board stuck with him. I'm not sure if Howe gets that type of run the supporters will accept it.

Gerard has 1 league title (National) Howe has none..  Allegri has maybe 4 !!! well done Celtic..  Still I pray Howe does well..


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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18129 on: April 07, 2021, 02:53:00 PM »
If any of the recent stories are to be believed issues with Howe and personnel and deal still way off.

In the name of god, if true, that club never ceases to amaze me!!

Kennedy and Strachan should have been gone with Lennon, whether they had any big say or not they were part of the nonsense that we seen in 20/21.

I'm convinced Kennedy knows something about someone high up in the club as he seems to be a permanent fixture and Willie Mc Stay too.

Just reading Celtics current women's Manager was R Koemans assistant for a number of years, surely he could have seen things through until the end of the season.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18130 on: April 07, 2021, 04:24:36 PM »
If any of the recent stories are to be believed issues with Howe and personnel and deal still way off.

In the name of god, if true, that club never ceases to amaze me!!

Kennedy and Strachan should have been gone with Lennon, whether they had any big say or not they were part of the nonsense that we seen in 20/21.

I'm convinced Kennedy knows something about someone high up in the club as he seems to be a permanent fixture and Willie Mc Stay too.

Just reading Celtics current women's Manager was R Koemans assistant for a number of years, surely he could have seen things through until the end of the season.

Careful John........on dodgy ground there

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18131 on: April 13, 2021, 10:15:03 PM »
Few videos of Neil Lennon doing the rounds a little worse for wear. Shame on whoever recorded him

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« Reply #18132 on: April 13, 2021, 10:27:02 PM »
Reading that Howe is keeping us waiting, hedging his bets to see if Palace or Newcastle come in for him. I'd move on straight away if that's true.

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« Reply #18133 on: April 13, 2021, 10:35:47 PM »
Reading that Howe is keeping us waiting, hedging his bets to see if Palace or Newcastle come in for him. I'd move on straight away if that's true.

Angelo said that Celtic was a bigger draw than a middle of the road EPL team though surely he couldn’t have been wrong??!!

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #18134 on: April 14, 2021, 07:29:24 AM »