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04 Jun 2014 11:36:23
Talksh1t radio saying Robin Dellia from stromgodset in running for managers post. Worrying times if true IMO


1.) How is that worrying? Sounds quite promising

2.) Not at all, worrying times would be ignoring all possibilities and going for coyle.

3.) Why exactly is that worrying? Bringing in a young manager who apprently plays good attacking football and has worked wonders with a small club. Personally I think it's very refreshing as opposed to giving managers like Keane, Coyle or Housten a look in

4.) Don't see how this is worrying, by all accounts he is a good coach. might need a Celtic head as an assistant or first team coach to help him bed in, but that wouldn't be a problem.

Possible different ideas could mean more excitement for next season.

5.) 04 Jun 2014 12:48:59
How is this worrying? The guy clearly has something about him. He led them to a Norwegian cup and took them from 12th to league winners. If anything this is a massive coup for us, a young up and coming manager who is tactically aware and brings fast paced attacking football, just look at Stefan Johannsen, the kind of players this guy likes to produce. Exciting times ahead if you ask me

6.) Not worrying at all. Thinks this would be a great appointment. Modern attacking football with youth, that's is what is required. Hail Hail

7.) One minute were being linked with former premiership managers with experience then get linked with unknown managers from a league worse than spfl. If you want to sign an unknown manager I would rather it be from Spain Italy France Germany holland Portugal this guy might be good and there is no guarantees with anyone but it is totally uninspiring and appears to be a continuing downgrading at our club if he is to become manager. I can already see the headline celtic sign man who lost 15-0 only a couple months ago.

8.) I'm with 70's Jimmy. So much so I'm totally going to ignore this link as having any substance! There's a few on here happy though so I'll just accept being the minority I guess. Sigh.

9.) Who had heard of wim jansen as a manager before 1997?

10.) D'you not mean Ronny Deila? Player / asst manager at Stromsgodset since 2006, manager since manager since 2008. Won one league and one cup in six yrs? League stats are:

2008: 11/14 (P26, W8, D5, L13, F33, A44)
2009: 12/16 (P30, W10, D6, L14, F40, A42)
2010: 07/16 (P30, W13, D4, L13, F51, A59)
2011: 08/16 (P30, W12, D9, L9, F44, A43)
2012: 02/16 (P30, W17, D7, L6, F62, A40)
2013: 01/16 (P30, W19, D6, L5, F66, A26)

Can't say I've heard of him or know what his style of play, etc is like - but that record does not impress me in the slightest.

11.) As you said there is no guarantees with anyone. All manager great good or bad have to start somewhere. Managers such as Mourinho, Klopp and AVB have had humble beginnings and gone on to be great managers. He seems to be suited to our style and I don't think this is a lack of ambition. I actually think it's more ambitious to appoint a young manager who has a good track record than EPL cast offs who have all failed and are uninspiring.

12.) I personally think this would be a good move, totally diff concept from what everyone has been saying to me it's a +ve step to better football.

13.) Hamilton Bhoy - are you actually serious?

14.) HamiltonBhoy, I think those stats are great. This guy is managing in a league far more competitive in ours, the top 3 finishers in this league change pretty much every year. As for the winner only Rosenberg and Molde have won back to back titles in recent years. Don't forget the main stat of all, they finished top last year. Champions.

15.) As you've mentioned avb Jose and klopp it backs up my call of appoint someone from football nations that are respected Germany Portugal Spain France holland, I've not heard of many people recommending Norway as a nation to pick up managers.if he was to be assistant I could possibly understand it but never manager

16.) He hasn't spent a bean, and still outdid the equivalent of Celtic/the other mob in Rosenberg and Molde. The thing that I like is he isn't scared to go and learn from other top managers, - supposedly he's been at Barca/Ajax/Man C, Utd/Dortmund to name a few. We have to many dinosaur managers that think they know better, think they know it all, and won't change the way they play regardless. They come out with the same old nonsense about working hard/being good at set-pieces, these should be a given. At club level/Internationally we have been shown up and completely humbled compared to say Italy/Spain/Germany. Moyes was found out at Man Utd, supposedly the players thought his ideas were from the dark ages, even Martin O'Neil couldn't handle Di Canio saying his Sunderland team wasn't fit enough, - In the uk we think we have a monopoly on how football should be played/how things should be done, but guess what, we have been left behind!

17.) I'm deadly serious Anton + Garry. I'm just as weary of going for someone unheard of to someone we know will struggle like Owen Coyle. I wouldn't describe finishing mid to bottom table in Norway's top flight for 4 yrs, runners up then winners once each as great. If that's all it takes to be a candidate for manager of the Scottish champions nowadays then Stuart McCall, Derek Adams, Darren Ferguson, etc must all be contenders as well then?!

18.) I was on yesterday saying how I would prefer us to go down the roots and go for lambert or jackie mac, if we went for another option though I would definetely take a gamble on this guy. Young ambitious and let's face it we have nothing to lose and won't really spend a lot in compensation, I do agree tho, nobody had heard of wim Jansen as the guy earlier posted, also just seen that his agent was seen leaving parkhead, the same agent of johansen, this was showing on tv btw in which it actually showed the guy so something must be going on. By guiding this stromsgotset team from 12th to champions does speak volumes and I think he's certainly worth a punt

19.) I know nothing about the guy but what looks obv is that his team progresses every year.Lookin at the stats HB it looks like this guy has done the equivalent of St. Johnstone winnin the league here.If that actually happened wudnt we be hailing the St.Johnstone manager as the next Stein/Fergie/Morinho?

{Ed007's Note - Stromsgodset are losing 1-0 at half-time away to second division Tromsdalen in the Norwegian cup - he's perfect for the CFC job! ;)

20.) I think most fans are so fed up with the delay that we'd take Delia feckin Smith as our new manager never mind Robin Deila!

21.) If you look at his record fi a negative point of view then he's a bit inconsistent, fi a positive view there's steady-ish improvement tbh. If he's as good as the Norwegian's have made him out to be then I'd be happy to see whit he's got in his locker!

22.) Keane is out the frame. now all we need is Coyle to be discounted and i'll be happy.

23.) Well most on here thought Garcia would be a good appointment and he couldn't get the mighty Brighton out the championship and is now plying his trade at the mighty maccabi tel aviv maybe this boy will do ok

24.) Knocked out cup 4-2 tonite by 2nd div team sign him apparently they played well!

25.) Jim grow up mate. One bad result in cup competition, pretty sure Morton knocked us out last year and they were also relegated. This guy is the level our club is now at, I'd be willing to be the brings success. Obviously our scouts haven't just been watching players.

{Ed007's Note - So you think PL was preparing to replace NL all season? Interesting...}

26.) Jim1972, and your recommendation for manager would be?. People who actually watch football outwith the world of Sky will tell you he is an excellent young manager who has, importantly, modern views on football and how to play the game. I, for one, would be happy with someone like this, rather than the Coyles of this world. If I had to choose a UK based manager, it would be Steve Clarke.

27.) Well said Garry92, one stupid result doesn't reflect the guys reputation or potential. It's the exact same as the Morton game last season or the Ross county in Lennons first for few games or even when the mighty Barcelona were beaten by us! Upsets happen its part n parcel of the game! I really think the positives have to be looked upon, he, s 38 who is only going to get better and supposedly He likes to play attacking football and develop young players into gems. There's a bit of a ring to that as that's what we have been doing the last few years with signings? Johansen played with his team and from what I've saw he, a probably our best midfielder overall and that's sad saying it since he only came in January, he's always closing down and very attack minded, why not take a gamble? Instead of going for all the stupid British based under achievers, ie keane coyle etc

28.) Garry you should be embarrassed to say that stromgodset is our level now they play in front of a couple of thousand people have you settled to being at that level?
Cmac I would look for Clarke/rosler/Evans in uk before tinny and in Europe there are numerous clubs punching above their size in top leagues like getafe rayo vallecano hereenveen if you want unknowns.

29.) Jim I didn't say the club were at our level, I said the manager. He's a young exciting up and coming manager who clearly has a lot of potential. This is what we need to be looking for, not some sacked manager from down south who's looking to repair a tarnished reputation or a manager who would demand a huge wage and transfer budget.

30.) If that is where we're at then Gary why are the board even talking to keane and why would they consider moyes Clarke etc or is it just a smokescreen to kid fans on?

31.) I would be all for Deila getting the job.
Unlike other candidates he hasn't yet failed at any job . Most if not all have had more failures in their career than success .

32.) We obviously don't know the ins and outs behind the scenes but the way I see it it, Desmond wanted Keane and only Desmond. Lawwell in my eyes is doing the right thing here. All these names are paper talk, can we really believe most of the names mentioned were actually targets?



02 Jun 2014 20:44:31
Well that's the list getting shorter Oscar Garcia has gone back to maccabi tel aviv.





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13 May 2019 10:22:06
I would throw Sean dyche or Chris hughton in to the ring for managers job both these guys punch above their weight in EPL. It would give them an opportunity to win trophies and possibly improve their career for future. But it would require backing from board to entice them out of EPL it's just names on previous thread are either non starters or uninspiring to me.


{Ed001's Note - Hughton just got sacked by Brighton.}

1.) 13 May 2019 10:34:44
That's even more up our boards street🤣 I'd still take him as keeping Brighton in that league isn't a failure on my thinking.

2.) 13 May 2019 11:21:38
Don't think we'd get Dyche jim. He's being eyed up as a future England manager.
Ed 001 is Houghton highly rated?

{Ed001's Note - highly respected and liked, I suppose it depends on what or who you talk to as rated. I think he was unlucky to get the sack, but it is difficult to know if he is the right man or not. He deserves a chance though.}

3.) 13 May 2019 11:46:07
Just the culture down there now ed. What does a team like Brighton really think they can do?

{Ed001's Note - I don't get it, they think too much of themselves and their expectations arose beyond realism.}

4.) 13 May 2019 12:06:25
Ive just been sent a rumour that eddie howe has been lined up for after the final, does anyone see any truth in it? He'd be a step up from lennon or clarke I think.

5.) 13 May 2019 12:22:18
Houghton did a fantastic job at Newcastle and was treated very harshly imo. A man that always comes across well. Don't think he'll be out of work long. Good luck to him.

6.) 13 May 2019 12:01:16
Not just them though either ed. Every team that hits the EPL is the same.
They get delusions of grandeur and think they are big clubs just because they are in that league.

{Ed001's Note - they are in terms of money.}

7.) 13 May 2019 12:59:56
Stephbhoy2 you could add him into the mix for me, he's taken Bournemouth as far as can be expected and if bigger EPL clubs don't come in soon he'll either move to mid team continental like Moyes tried or get relegated eventually which sets his stock lower.

8.) 13 May 2019 13:07:20
That makes them rich not big ed.

{Ed001's Note - and the difference is?}

9.) 13 May 2019 13:22:59
hughton got sacked due to 3 wins in 23 games. regardless of league etc that's unnacceptable at any level

brighton will never be more than a bottom half side but 3 in 23 is awful.

10.) 13 May 2019 14:30:39
3 in 23 is poor but these clubs can struggle at any time. He also took them to semi final of fa cup so for Brighton does that not overall become a good season? What name would you realistically take always cheated?

11.) 13 May 2019 13:59:00
Well I wouldn’t say that a Brighton or Huddersfield are bigger clubs than the likes of Leeds, villa or Sunderland ed.

{Ed001's Note - they can attract better players though. Not that I really see that it matters.}

12.) 13 May 2019 16:34:30
Jim1972 im a bluenose and on the way you guys have played since lennon come in id be thrilled if he got the job permanently as you have looked laboured, abject, devoid of ideas etc

dont think he will get the job tho but i can't see it going to a "big name" either.



13 May 2019 10:16:37
Although I have sympathy for Neil Lennon taking over a team that has been on a downward trend for some time now and no transfer window to buy his players. I don't think it would be right to appoint him as he is on a mission impossible to get our fans behind him. So it's over to Peter and Dermot to show ambition and my 2 choices would be Sean duchess or Chris.


1.) 13 May 2019 10:25:41
Hit send before finishing post and auto correct🙈.



27 Sep 2018 15:29:38
Hard to believe just read SPFL are seriously considering playing both semi finals on the same day. Yeah let's do that and watch carnage unfold lol.


1.) 27 Sep 2018 16:08:30
I read one at Hampden and one at Murryfield.

2.) 27 Sep 2018 17:17:58
If folks can't behave themselves its hardly the authorities fault. Every other sport can play double headers. Why not football.



21 Feb 2018 14:50:44
Pretty sure it won't happen but what reaction do you think Celtic would give if we were sent to Ibrox for a third time this season? Or is there an official agreement it can't happen?


1.) 21 Feb 2018 15:28:23
Cant happen Jim, got to do with full season tickets and special season tickets which don't include games against them. Football wise it wouldn't matter we'd pump them anyway😁.

2.) 21 Feb 2018 15:44:58
Aye but stevie the way it's worked out? Two teams out of the top six need to go there for a 3Rd time. Can't see it being us tho, more likely hearts n hibs.

3.) 21 Feb 2018 16:19:33
What would the reaction be from that lot if they had to come to Paradise? Pitch forks and marches to Hampden?



19 Sep 2016 09:57:37
Hopefully O'Connell simunovic and boyata get runouts on wed and Saturday as I don't see any benefit to kolo as he's not had any positive impact so far and at 35 I only see a guy running down his career with a big fish in a small pond. I've never been convinced with Erik at the back as he is often out of position and his distribution is poor. I'm also fearful that Brendan will turn a blind eye to the goalkeeper as he's his signing as is kolo and that will look bad in his eyes and therefor persevere with them. It's fair to say lustig is our best rb and should play there at least until Gamboa settles in to the squad.


1.) 19 Sep 2016 10:21:40
totally disagree regarding kolo jim, the guy has steadied our defence and could see what he brings, if he was running down his career mate he couldve earned quadruple the cash he is on atm. defence looked lost yesterday without him imo, the keeper situation is a concern but will reserve judgement on DDV till he's played more than 4 games.

2.) 19 Sep 2016 10:55:28
How can you say he's steadied the defence when he has played in 8 competitive matches and hasn't kept a clean sheet in any of them? I'm not saying it's all his fault as I think the whole defence has actually been worse than last season regardless of cl qualification. I'm reasonably happy with our attacking options but our defensive midfield and defenders is a concern.

3.) 19 Sep 2016 11:18:49
Jeezo we get pumped of Barcelona and draw yesterday and everybodys all doom and gloom, because we haven't kept a clean sheet the defence is at fault, were going to get chances againt us jim because of the way we play now, but to say toure isn't better than what we had last yr is ridiculous imo, now your saying boyata should get another chance? why not bring efe back in also since they were last seasons back 2, unbeaten in the league so far and playing attacking football that leaves us open, seems some fans just need to have a scapegoat,

4.) 19 Sep 2016 11:30:24
Yes I do think boyata should get another chance as he's young enough to learn from mistakes with better coaching. At no point did I suggest playing efe so why mention him? I did mention O'Connell and simunovic which you ignored. I said I am reasonably happy with our attack but if they aren't firing it's important our defence bails them out which at present doesn't look likely do you think conceding goals in nearly every match is good? Even putting Barcelona aside. If you don't question them now when do you question them? when we get put out a domestic cup and say goodbye to another missed treble.

5.) 19 Sep 2016 11:37:34
Jim1972 apart from Boyata comment who I think could be Efe's twin brother agreed on your other 3 points. Not gloom and doom Bhoywonder but Still a question mark over big Erik the Viking for me. Nae pace, positional sense questionable and distribution as Jimbo said poor. Kolo-been a steadying influence at times but still a question mark for me as to what he gives us at 35 and certainly didn't think we'd bought Paul Elliot when I watched him. Goalkeeper unimpressive so far to say the least and thought of him playing in the Chapmions League gives me a squeaky bum but still to see if Brendan has humility to admit mistake and put Gordon back in in between the sticks. And last point in agreement with Jimbo Lustig is our best right back at the moment until if and when Gamboa proves different.

An last point in agreement with James.

6.) 19 Sep 2016 11:42:02
I agree about toure steading the ship - we would be beaten in the league and out of CL for sure without him.

possibly BR feels 1) he won't be here more than a season and 2) maybe he's "too big" a presence and therefore feels he needs to reign him in and get the long term (2 seasons) guys up to speed - or assess if we still need to buy there.

But he has already more than paid his wages getting us into the groups and his experience my be invaluable for O'Connell et al. Also possible coaching job whist he earns his badges.

7.) 19 Sep 2016 12:01:40
didnt ignore it jim but they weren't part of our defence last season, you stated our defence was better last season, i just don't agree with that pal, you want to see changes for alloa so let's bring in boyata who imo has done nothing since he has been here, and jozo who is just back after 8 months out, people on this forum have been saying for ages that lustig should be moved in one but as soon as we conceded yesterday he shouldn't be in CB position, so let's go with a back 4 of lustig, boyata, jozo, teirney, will you say the same if we get beat with they 4? and like i said ill reserve judgment on DDV and gamboa till they have played a good few games for us, same was said of sinclair when he signed and now according to some he's the new messiah, i also don't think we wouldve conceded the 2nd yesterday if toure was playing, but seems we fans just like a moan when we don't trounce teams by 4 or 5.

8.) 19 Sep 2016 12:04:47
Toures done well imo think he needs a settled partner been a bit chop changy he's had lustig young oconnel Erik and now jozo who I think should be the man and keep lustig at rb if fit the bhoy Gamboa looks a bit jankoish to me but he needs time.

9.) 19 Sep 2016 12:36:32
My final point on this for now, we are in the champions league not because of kolo but because of a great scoring match at home against hapoel the defence nearly blew it away.

10.) 19 Sep 2016 12:53:15
Got to agree Jim, BR has got us playing good attacking football and the addition of Dembele and Sinclair, plus the resurgence of Forrest has been very encouraging - as has Rogic's performances + LG.
However we have a lot more quantity in defense than quality and even a class act like Toure is finding the pace and pressure of games at Celtic a wee bit too much at his age.
However, surely we can find the right blend with a settled unit, between:- Gordon, De Vries, Fasan, Gamboa, Lustig, Toure, Simunovic, Boyata, Ambrose, O'Connell, Schiavchenko, Tierney and Izzaguire?!

11.) 19 Sep 2016 22:19:44
Some people don't want to be pleased . In nearly all our domestic games this season before yesterday we won every game with plenty to spare . We may have conceded a goal every game but I am sure any team with an emphasis on attacking and successful at attacking as we are don't consider the loss of a goal as the end of the road . I preferred us beating the Govan team by scoring five even though we did concede one, than a drab 1 nil game .
Surely we don't want our full backs to stay back and our two wide men to spend most of their time in our half.




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31 Aug 2018 09:18:48
Got to say I've got sympathy for boyata and dembelle as both have received good offers to the club. We attract these players under the knowledge that they can develop and move on to bigger leagues and if we start delaying their wishes when good bids have been made then players may think twice about coming here. I'm not condoning players refusing to play but remember they are foreigners with no real attachment to our club and see Scotland and Celtic as a stepping stone in their careers. On a personal note I'd love to follow the EPL and shut our transfer business at start of August as trying to get freebies and loans 10 weeks after pre season started is doing my nut in.


{Ed001's Note - from the outside looking in, it seems very similar to Southampton and the problems they have had in recent years were down to blocking moves away for players that had joined them in the first place with the promise they would be allowed to move on.}



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26 Jun 2018 08:31:58
I don't get people wanting to chase boyata he is our best defender at the club imo. We need Brendan to come up with better tactics against certain teams so the defence don't take risks playing out from the back so much. We all know he isn't great with distribution so we need to move the ball out of defence quicker rather than what we saw last season particularly at home with a dozen passes to reach the half way line. Ajer is good and has more potential to improve but he also takes risks in defence due to tactics and needs to build his physique to dominate more.




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10 Apr 2018 19:28:16
It's definitely not been in place this season jamesbhoy67 as I park close to stadium every match.




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10 Dec 2017 20:35:02
Johnny in the summer he had come off 6 month great displays. At the minute he’s been off form and injured and city are flying high, circumstances change perhaps they would sell now?




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09 Dec 2017 20:20:08
I'd love Celtic to take the initiative and say we want paddy here's our offer and get the deal done. He's never going to make it at city and having regular games when fit and a proper pre season is what he need and regardless of Forrest form just now he is a player who is different and someone we desperately need. His stock is as low as it has been with city so who knows if we bid realistically he could be ours to develop for us.





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20 May 2019 12:06:35
How you can say yesterday was a magic performance is mind-blowing it was everything an end of season meaningless game was only lit up by 2 great individual goals from Mikey.
Roll on next week and hopefully win the treble then rip that team apart and bring on some vibrant attacking football please whoever the manager is as we can't keep regressing with our current slow build up play.




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16 May 2019 14:36:01
I would suggest 2 reasons he won't come to us
1) Leeds fans love him and want him to stay.
2) £3.7 million a year.

Leeds can push the boat out to chase EPL 100million+ we are chasing cl qualification for 20 million+.




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13 May 2019 14:30:39
3 in 23 is poor but these clubs can struggle at any time. He also took them to semi final of fa cup so for Brighton does that not overall become a good season? What name would you realistically take always cheated?




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13 May 2019 12:59:56
Stephbhoy2 you could add him into the mix for me, he's taken Bournemouth as far as can be expected and if bigger EPL clubs don't come in soon he'll either move to mid team continental like Moyes tried or get relegated eventually which sets his stock lower.




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13 May 2019 10:34:44
That's even more up our boards street🤣 I'd still take him as keeping Brighton in that league isn't a failure on my thinking.