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07 Feb 2021 07:41:18
I posted a few weeks ago that Ferghal Harkin was being considered for a role to help out Desmond the younger take over his father's mantle, and that Roy Keane was their choice for DoF. Some reports doing the rounds that a decision has been made and, Harkin will be DoF and Keane the Gaffer.


1.) 07 Feb 2021 09:44:36
I hope you are wrong with Keane being the gaffer it's just like for like IMO.

2.) 07 Feb 2021 12:43:11
Roy Keane on the coaching staff - yes! As manager, he's a non starter for me - far too volatile. He makes NL look laid back.

Fergal Harkin, who's currently at Man City, is being rumoured as our D. O. F for next season.

3.) 07 Feb 2021 17:45:25
I posted a week or 2 also that I had a feeling that Keane would be named Manager, it looks like we are going down the DOF and head coach route.
I would be more than happy with Keane as HC but I'm guessing that if he does come in he will have a big say on his backroom staff as I understand he turned down the chance as manager before due to Lawwell insisting that Ronnie was his Assistant manager.

4.) 08 Feb 2021 00:26:30
Although Keane would not be my choice, if he was here instead of lennon I doubt we would be trailing 21 points in league.



18 Jan 2021 09:21:23
Fergal Harkin from Man City roumered to be joining the management team, he currently manages loaners and junior players in the Man City set up, very expierened, I would think it's a very positive and progressive step on the commercial side. He is from ballylifffin, you could call it the surburbs of Derry 😂 and is a committed Celt, will form part of new commercial set up with Ross Desmond.
Roy Kean will be appointed DoF in the coming weeks, he will start now but play no active role in the current set up, prepping for next season. He might not be everyone's cup of tea, came to us too late and his head wasn't right when he did, but he knows football inside out and also Celtic in his blood.
People might rubbish this Celtic attachment, but in most cases it is a reality, tell me how many fans who if they had a chance would not give 120% instead of half of these feckers who are running about in the Hoops giving 20%.


1.) 18 Jan 2021 09:46:55
Am sorry mate, but it is this "he is a celtic man and is irish"thats got us in this mess. peter lawell knows that is what sells us a player and we then end up with pish. I do agree we need change and we need footballing brains, but there are people out there who have no affiliation to any of our causes and would be brilliant. so let's open our nt and trawl the people we need. hh.

2.) 18 Jan 2021 09:54:03
It was fine till the Keane bit can't see him co. ing as dof he'll want the managers job imo.

3.) 18 Jan 2021 11:18:35
Thats no happening either something has to happen but Roy Keane DOF no chance he wants a manager roll but if we even ask him to be manager there needs for change at the top he won't consider working for what's there at the moment there will be nothing announced any time soon it will be same old stuff until end of season.

4.) 18 Jan 2021 11:34:27
I really hope Roy Keane gets no were near the managers job.

5.) 18 Jan 2021 12:02:05
roy keane is a winner losing is no a option to him everybody has to put in 100 percent and win he has no time for passengers and half arsed efforts that's his thinking and its a good thing. not to win would be a no go to him and he knows what he is talking about. no player whose heart was not in it or did not have the passion and drive to win would be no were near celtic and that's what we need right now.

6.) 18 Jan 2021 12:34:43
Losing has been a fairly regular option to him in his managerial career.

{Ed007's Note - Will we just forget about that time he took over Sunderland who were second bottom of The Championship (the hardest league in the world to get promoted from) and took them to the title that season?}

7.) 18 Jan 2021 12:37:12
Ño we need a good forward thinking manager who knows how to set us up to play attractive winning football. ubfortunately Keane ain't it . if it's a winner we might as well give it to big yogi Hughes he's a winner.

8.) 18 Jan 2021 12:49:00
I didn’t mention anything about the manager’s job as I didn’t hear anything, we might still have the same manager next season, Who knows?
The being a Celtic man took us to European finals, numerous league and cup successes, so just have a look at bringing Celtic people against non Celtic minded people and see where the success rate lies.

9.) 18 Jan 2021 13:12:37
Roy Keane mentioned he’s embarrassed about his short time at Celtic and I think he would take a second chance at the club as our manager.
Roy Keane showed he’s a good manager after he achieved a massive turnaround at Sunderland.
But in this day and age the players get pampered and don’t respond well to criticism.
Look at how the Celtic players reacted to the Lenny rant after our CL exit.
For that reason, I think Roy Keane would be a big risk.
I was surprised at how nice a person Roy came across after I watched a video of him on stage with Gary Neville.
He’s always wrongly made out to be the big bad wolf.
They were talking about past experiences at Man Utd and it’s worth a watch.

10.) 18 Jan 2021 13:12:56

I read a rumour yesterday about Fergal Harkin (Football Partnerships and Pathways Manager) at Man City but haven't seen anything about Roy Keane who, to be honest, is a regular 'bpokies favourite' for a job at Celtic when one comes up.

Time will tell.

11.) 18 Jan 2021 13:46:35
That’s it Ed. 👍
If you get the chance, watch it guys it’s brilliant.

12.) 18 Jan 2021 13:51:26
There's a reason he's not in management it's gitcdisaster written all over it . lived him as a player was overjoyed when we got him. but not a Celtic manager and did he not turn us down a few years back.

13.) 18 Jan 2021 14:21:06
I've seen that buzz it's a good watch. and as buzz said Keane is very honest about his time at us and said it's the best changing room he's been in. remember the man had a year left on his contract and could have kept picking up his wage but decided not to.

14.) 18 Jan 2021 14:31:35
Remember when Zurawski scored the only goal at Ibrox.
Roy Keane and Neil Lennon totally dominated the midfield that day.
Rangers could’ve played all day and not score because they couldn’t get by Roy and Lenny to create any chances.

15.) 18 Jan 2021 14:38:16
for those gone on about him being manager the post was about him becoming DOF something he would do well at for us.

as i says roy does not mess about he is a born winner and its all about winning half the players in our team just now would not be there under him. as every one has to work for the team and give 100 percent and make sure you win for the team. roy does not accept passengers and half arsed players picking up a wage i would welcome him as DOF as he knows the game well and knows what players are needed and can tell a player who has the right attitude to win. players like ntcham would have been shown the door long ago and replaced with a battling midfielder.

16.) 18 Jan 2021 14:49:10
Buzzthey were outstanding that day Keane gave Barry Ferguson a midfeild masterclass that day with in his own words hips like a 70year old.

17.) 19 Jan 2021 10:11:20
I think he could get the players drilled and well organized and demand a far higher professionalism like BR did but I just see him being like Lennon yesterday x10 with the media and being too critical of the players in public.



14 Nov 2020 18:51:23
Ed, can you ask Ed002 if he heard that a deal for Atsu is now done and he is coming in Jan?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any agreement but he will be available.}

1.) 15 Nov 2020 08:25:46
Thanks Ed. I think he would suit us just fine right now, even if it’s only to the end of the season, he’s a free agent after that I think, his pace would do wonders for us now, and with James Forest having a knock, it might be sensible.

2.) 15 Nov 2020 13:34:58
He's mince tho so not for me.

3.) 15 Nov 2020 17:18:17
Never watched it - didn't even know it was today. Did he play the Celtic players again (and Jack) ?



15 Sep 2020 19:34:25
I heard that the deal for Christian Atsu is nearly done,50/ 50 on the wages and he has just one or two things on his bonus scheme to finalize with Newcastle, and 4.5 million fee at end of season loan.
Lenny is the man pushing this one.


1.) 15 Sep 2020 19:40:48
Interesting malika . we shall see .

Are you happy with this one?

2.) 15 Sep 2020 19:50:03
Not very excited about this but hope he proves me wrong?

3.) 15 Sep 2020 20:14:02
@Lubo, I liked the idea 4/ 5 seasons ago when he was a Chelsea wonderkid, and he nearly came on loan, Lenny I think, must still rate him highly as he’s enquired about him for the last 2 seasons and must think he can do a job. Lenny like all managers make mistakes on signings, but given the fact that he is generally not involved much in the signing process and is from what I hear pushing this one, he also pushed Duffy and Yetti so I will say that his decision making has been decent so far.

4.) 15 Sep 2020 20:19:47
Surely we would be hearing more in the media if Astu deal was close can't see it happening.

5.) 15 Sep 2020 20:26:19
agreed malika also turnbull.

6.) 15 Sep 2020 20:36:38
to be fair malika said about duffy way before anybody got wind of it.

7.) 15 Sep 2020 22:26:14
Malika / Bhoys, do you think we'll see LG play in the Hoops again? Rumours suggesting he'll be off before this window closes.

8.) 16 Sep 2020 00:04:50
I just can't see this Atsu deal happening, he will end up at a bottom of the league EPL team.

9.) 16 Sep 2020 07:19:50
I really hope LG gets his act together, he is for me a great asset, Goals. goals. and more goals, and a Skelper. I just hope Lenny hasn’t had enough of him.

10.) 16 Sep 2020 08:36:49
Totally agree Malika, a mentally and physically fit LG is a real asset to the team. HH.

11.) 16 Sep 2020 09:38:53
guys love the wee man but HE can't be trusted anymore. get rid.

12.) 16 Sep 2020 10:48:54
nonsense robroy this is a important season and when LG is fit its goals goals goals ye get from him. if he is back to fitness then he messes up again wile fit then i think end of the season club will let him go.

13.) 16 Sep 2020 10:56:46
you can't score goals goals goals when your not on the pitch and griffiths will be OFF the pitch more than he is on it.

14.) 16 Sep 2020 11:05:53
we need to plan with what players we have and stop chopping and changing to fit in a player who should thank god every day for his privilege. as i said earlier i loved and have backed the wee man but this is a very important year and HE can't understand that then he must not upset the team momentum again.

15.) 16 Sep 2020 11:51:39
Nonsense from you United Ireland!
Who do you think should be dropped to accommodate LG?
Ajeti isn't near fit yet still shows a poachers instinct and looks likely to be key player for the team and obviously French Eddy is going to be involved wherever possible. We also have Klimala who is also trying to up his fitness level and has yet to be given a real shot so to me these players are ALL ahead of Griffiths.

16.) 16 Sep 2020 11:57:05
As long as Griff gets his hunger back to be the best and first choice pick. If he has list that then it's time for him to move on. we will know in the next few weeks how bad he wants it.

17.) 16 Sep 2020 12:01:54
how can he get fit if he is not getting game time to get fit you need on the field he is in training so he needs games now and he will shut everybody up again.

18.) 16 Sep 2020 13:16:20
Yeh no worries UN. Time will tell but even if he doesn't make it at Celtic he'll have a move to another massive club with him being so good eh?
If I'm proven wrong and Griff turns out to be a massive help to us winning 10 then I'll be the first to come on and admit I'm wrong but I can't see it.
As I sad, time will tell.

19.) 16 Sep 2020 13:36:43
pod 1 and ui if the wee man comes back to his greatest I will be first on here to admit i got it wrong and i hope i am wrong. the only thing with that is that the team might be disrupted to see if he is reaady.

20.) 16 Sep 2020 17:58:28
The amount of goals we have in us all over the park is ridiculous. Looking forward to a skelping in October hopefully wee Griff can come on and rub salt into the wounds and we give their defence a showing up. It'll put the doubts back in their heads as they've had it too easy up until now.

21.) 17 Sep 2020 11:34:35
Griff is miles ahead of Ajeti and the sooner he gets back the better. Last night showed we need him. A piss poor performance and changing it once again worked against us. We need to give Turnbull, Soro and I would out Luca in at LB as Taylor just isn't good enough.



04 Sep 2020 10:41:56
Think the Christian Atsu thing is picking up speed. I heard from a decent source that he might be in Town on Monday. We want loan with 4million buy clause at end, they want 6 million and a sale right away, but a compromise is on the horizon. Celtic don't want it to drag on like Shane Duffy.


1.) 04 Sep 2020 12:12:59
Don't really rate this guy as he flatters to deceive any time I've seen him. Maybe he will do better in the SPL and get his confidence? Or maybe we should just have went back for Roberts instead ha ha.

2.) 04 Sep 2020 12:31:35
Joking aside I'd prefer Roberts C_M.

3.) 04 Sep 2020 12:45:48
I've never really seen him play but at a glance his stats are pretty abysmal. Transfermarkt, while not always totally accurate, has him down for 22 club goals and 27 club assists in his entire career.

4.) 04 Sep 2020 14:15:05
Not that much different to paddy roberts then Kev, who they have down for 25 goal and 37 assists.

5.) 04 Sep 2020 14:22:13
Though paddy has played a lot less games.

6.) 04 Sep 2020 16:06:54
Honestly don't want roberts anywhere near celtic park, I don't get what the big fuss is about him.
Like many others he was brilliant in his first full season when opposition teams didn't know his capabilities but was found out the 2nd season and didn't really do that much, wouldn't fit into the team anyway with a consistent Forrest and christie.

He's been at girona, norwich and middlesbrough and hasn't exactly set the world alight so think we should put his name to bed.

7.) 04 Sep 2020 17:02:46
Disagree with every bit of that. Woukd 5ake him back 8n a heartbeat. He was and probably still is better than Forrest.

8.) 04 Sep 2020 17:08:54
Paddy's also a good few years younger Kev. Although you could argue that the majority of his goals and assists came when he played for us so maybe he'd improve coming back up. Is there interest in Roberts again?

9.) 04 Sep 2020 17:09:07
MarkM88 agree with you regarding Roberts.

10.) 04 Sep 2020 17:16:19
To say paddy is better than forrest is just nonsense.

11.) 04 Sep 2020 18:37:05
Paddy Robert's better than Forrest is a bizarre statement.

12.) 04 Sep 2020 19:31:07
Magicpole, is that why roberts couldn't get a game ahead of Forrest and was on the bench the majority of the time?

Granted Forrest can be hot and cold at times but in the past 4 seasons he's consistently hit 15 goals a season plus with many assists to his name, something roberts failed to really do was stay consistent.

By all means I'm not saying he's a bad player, I just think he's overrated from the majority of celtic fans and isn't as good as made out to be, like I said he got found out in his second loan season up here, yet Forrest continuously produces over the course of a season, Forrest ahead of roberts all day long for me. stats don't lie.

13.) 04 Sep 2020 20:17:45
Forrest is a fraud last week summed him up pathetic in the high pressure multi million pound champions league qualifier cowardly performance . he hid just like he does when we play them from across the city and any time we’re up against it. then turns up against bottom of the league a few days later. then we’re told about his stats yawn yawn banging then in against st Johnstone’s and Ross counties . blah blah blah.

14.) 04 Sep 2020 23:23:04
Completely disagree. Home to bayern munich in champions league forrest was exceptional. Also that goal away to Rosenberg plus the late winner in the CL playoff not to forget his hat trick for scotland when we needed him. Agree he hasn't done it against them enough but this is a guy who scores in cup finals/ semi finals. Also scores a great equaliser in Rome. The forrest haters need to get a grip. He is a one club man who has been brilliant for us. Ryan Giggs didn't turn up every week. Was he rubbish as well? Roberts would be a good alternative option. Different players.

15.) 05 Sep 2020 00:33:40
The competition from Roberts made Forrest up his game. Roberts was in his shadow 2nd loan stint here though.

16.) 05 Sep 2020 10:27:30
I think Paddy is better, more consistent and his final ball is better too. That doesn't mean Forrest is bad, just for me Paddy is better. James has always been inconsistent, that situation improved only after Robert's made a competition for the Jersey. There is no competition now and so far this year he has been poor.

17.) 05 Sep 2020 13:43:04
Vin1 and magicpole, what a load of bollocks. To say Forrest isn't consistent after continuously producing year after year is just ridiculous.

How can you say roberts is more consistent? His stats were terrible most of the time and couldn't get a game ahead of Forrest because he was playing that well, say what you want about forrest but he's done it in big games over the years and been one of our best players.

{Ed007's Note - Done it in big games you say?


18.) 05 Sep 2020 22:36:40
Need to correct you there, doing it in big games doesn't necessarily mean goals and assists, it's his overall performance that should be looked at.

How many big games has brown been amazing in? Doubt there were many goals and assists in there but his performance during those games were brilliant, same could be said for the likes of Lennon in his day.

It annoys me when players constantly get judged on stats instead of taking performances into account, to say he's been hiding in big games just because he didn't score or assist is just bull, if that was the case then even the best of footballers haven't turned up in big games either, stats are important to compare, but performance is what counts.

19.) 06 Sep 2020 09:49:36
Deary me where do u start with that reply! your whole argument was how good his stats were and poor Roberts were?
now after seeing them stats from Ed and seeing how poor they are in big games people using stats annoy you?
And your counter argument is that defensive midfielders brown and Lennon never scored many goals?
Tell me again who’s talking bollocks?

{Ed007's Note - Not just any bollocks either, that was M & S luxury total bollocks.}

20.) 06 Sep 2020 11:05:24
How much money did we make from the rosenburg goal? Hh.

21.) 06 Sep 2020 11:08:03
Browns position isn't about goals and assists it's about preventing them and setting players like Forrest ect off on attack. It's no secret that Forrest is continuously an empty Jersey against the Rangers I just didn't realise it was that bad lol.

22.) 06 Sep 2020 13:33:14
Total bollocks if stats are going to be used to determine how good a player really is, performances should just be taken right out of the equation then.

Roberts and Forrest were compared, not only by myself, but the point i made was that roberts performances weren't consistent enough for him to be named as good as Forrest was.

If I need to back up my point of mentioning Lennon and brown as examples instead of it being named as " m and s total bollocks" then fair enough. The point I made is regardless of what position a player is, is that stats alone shouldn't be the only factor to determine how good a player is, I'm pretty sure there's plenty of wingers/ attacking midfielders who have been great players but don't have the greatest of stats, I'm not a know it all but the comments on here seems to be there is some who think they are.

To go back to the original debate of roberts v Forrest, it's down to preference and opinions, but stats and performances don't lie and there's only one winner and that's Forrest.

{Ed007's Note - You've completely lost me now but you obviously know nothing about scouting and coaching if you think the statistics don't matter. You don't need to be a know it all to know that btw, just follow football and pay a bit of attention.}

23.) 06 Sep 2020 20:32:10
Ed, at what point did I say that statistics don't matter? If course they matter, all I said was that stats alone shouldn't be used to determine a players credibility and importance.

Like I said I'm not a know at all and haven't claimed either to know about scouting or coaching, far from it, I just think a players performance shouldn't be judged by stats alone regardless of what position they play.

{Ed007's Note - If they've put in a good performance the stats for the game will back that up. If Forrest isn't scoring or assisting in the bigger games what's he doing that makes a good performance when a winger's job is to create chances and score the odd goal?
And remember it's you that said "he's done it in big games over the years" even though I've shown he clearly hasn't.}

24.) 07 Sep 2020 16:06:26
Be better just to put an end to this debate as don't think I'm getting my point across.

Yes I did say that Forrest has done it in big games over the years, but I also said stats alone shouldn't be the only factor used.

Example: celtic 1 bayern 2, forrest didn't score that game, I think he did assist mcgregors goal though, but take that assist away he was phenomenal the full game, was always beating his man and being an out ball.

There's been plenty of big games he's played well even though he hasn't scored, assisted or created a chance, plenty of times he's beat his man and made good crosses, it's honestly ridiculous if a footballer is always to be judged on stats alone.

My point isn't being understood though so I'll call a day on this post and move on 👍🏻.

{Ed007's Note - It's probably for the best because you're not making any sense.}




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02 Jan 2021 10:49:58
I've said my prayers, Blessed Candle is lit from 7 this morning, Had a fry for breakfast, first one one 6 mths, starting to get a bit aggressive (I never get nervous about these) was told to stop swearing already.
COYBIG, Knock the boll---- off them.
Bring it home Lenny.


1.) 02 Jan 2021 11:08:17
I hear you Malika, Child of Prague is even oot for this one!



20 Dec 2020 20:54:27
"Basement Dwellers" is now my favorite expression, well said MoN, you're still a star and an icon.


1.) 20 Dec 2020 21:17:05
I'm guessing that was directed to Commons Walker McCann Boyd Tanner etc.

2.) 20 Dec 2020 21:21:06
Malika. from the hills of Free Derry! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇮🇪☘️.



20 Dec 2020 08:56:44
HH All, Christmas Week and we’re starting it off with getting a Cup today, can you believe it?
Bring it Home Lenny.


1.) 20 Dec 2020 12:27:08
And all our voices will be singing.

When Neil Lennon brings it home.

Hear it Ring.



01 Dec 2020 19:48:45
Real Madrid have won 4 of their last 11 games in all competitions.
There a double for ye, Lenny and Zidane for the chop, NOT.
There not rioting on the streets of Madrid tonight.
Looks like the two biggest clubs in the world are having a malaise, but one thing is for sure we will be picking up another trophy in a few weeks, that’s what big clubs do, they just keep going and grinding
COYBIG, On to the 10.


1.) 01 Dec 2020 19:57:52
We will have won 2 of our last 11 games, after Thursday.

2.) 01 Dec 2020 23:57:45
Malika, the only thing going for us picking up another cup is that Hearts are poor as well.



26 Nov 2020 07:49:43
Thanks for yesterday, it ran well, a small profit, keep them coming Tim.


1.) 26 Nov 2020 09:56:35
@Malika yes any decent tips I always put on here despite getting pelters lol hope you had best odds guaranteed with your online bookmaker mine boosted odds from 8/ 1 to 11/ 1 so just over 2/ 1 odds back which boosted my returns.

2.) 26 Nov 2020 21:27:32
Got 11/ 1 cheers Tim alloy more of the same please hh.




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12 Feb 2021 12:21:19
I think it’s a shoe in that Martinez and Maloney will be at Newcastle, they’ve been touted for a while now.




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01 Feb 2021 19:05:44
PSav, what are you on, Nitcham is a lazy arrogant b, who has not lifted a leg for the club since Dembelle left. He is the criminal, stealing 18k a week. Good Riddance to bad rubbish.




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18 Jan 2021 12:49:00
I didn’t mention anything about the manager’s job as I didn’t hear anything, we might still have the same manager next season, Who knows?
The being a Celtic man took us to European finals, numerous league and cup successes, so just have a look at bringing Celtic people against non Celtic minded people and see where the success rate lies.




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28 Dec 2020 08:32:57
Byrne has just signed forApoel Nicosia. Mick McCarthy just took over as manager last week.




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27 Dec 2020 14:52:28
He’s very decent, formally of Man City, went on loan to Bruges/ anderlecht, someone like that, had some issues and came home. PFA player of the year last 2 seasons, he can play on either wing but has for a while been attacking midfielder. I heard he has decided to go to the MSL, he recently turned down Derby County. I don’t think he would be a trialist.
One to watch in the coming week is Jason Molumby on loan from Brighton, he is also midfielder, but fast, pace and attacking.
I still believe Christian Atsu will be along soon, he gives pace on either wing, well out of favor at Newcastle, free agent at end of season, short term loan for now.





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13 Feb 2021 19:41:53
Won’t you listen, Patrick’s mate Roy Keane is the new boss.


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11 Feb 2021 19:59:37
Last week he was standing with his hands in his pockets sarcastic grin on his face, aggressive pose and talking rubbish about us. He deserves to be sacked, at least fat Sally tries to appear to be unbiased or doing his job, but you can still see the smugness on the fat red face.




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11 Feb 2021 19:53:27
I watched it all in one go yesterday, Scary stuff, he looked evil.




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10 Feb 2021 10:17:26
Well Said United Ireland, there are a load of parasites hanging around here too.
He started the run to the 10 with the first 3, he continued the run when the rat jumped ship and he was shot in the back by numerous lazy assed players who think they are too big for our club. Lenny has has faults but not everything bad n this horrible scenario can be put at his feet.
It’s not over yet.




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08 Feb 2021 13:34:32
Pedro, that’s the best post on here for a long while.
Maybe we should present that as a motion for next years AGM 😂 😂 😂.