Recruitment and scouting to be revamped, headed by Nicky Hammond.

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  1. The Thumb

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    NEIL Lennon has revealed Celtic are currently undergoing a revamp of their scouting and recruitment system in the wake of supporter criticism about the club’s recent record in transfers.

    The disaster of Tuesday night’s Champions League exit to FC Cluj of Romania sparked fierce criticism over the lack of quality signings made in recent seasons, despite the record for transfer fees received being broken three times in the past four years.

    Celtic are cash rich, with an estimated £40million-plus in the bank, but this is the third season in a row when they have lost in the qualifiers to a club with far less resources.

    Lennon claimed the club had been in a void since the much-criticised former head of recruitment, Lee Congerton, left in May and the appointment a month later of Nick Hammond who for the moment has taken the role on a temporary basis.

    However, the Celtic manager moved to calm the fears of fans and insisted work was going on behind the scenes to improve this aspect of the club.


    Lennon said: “We do have a rebuilding job on the recruitment side - there is no question of that. We are trying to do that and Nick is working to rebuilt the recruitment department.

    "Lee left in the summer and that created a void. Nick will hopefully be in permanently and hopefully he can build his own ideas there. That's what we are looking for him to do.

    "It's been difficult with so much change and that's the part the public don't see. We are working really hard in the background.”


    So basically Hammond has had to clear up the entire shitshow which was Congerton's recruitment system.. ?
     
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  2. Officer Doofy Hey Terry, smell my finger! Gold Member

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    Might have been an idea to do all this a couple of months ago.
     
  3. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    Nah, that would make too much sense.
     
  4. tarboltontim We have nothing to lose but our chains. Gold Member

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    Happy to hear something's being done and interesting to see what it is but, as Lennon says, much of it will be behind the scenes so unlikely to be heavily reported.
     
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    Revamped by Nicky Hammond sounds like a hair product.
     
  7. The Prof Administrator Administrator

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    All we hear is a lot of talk about how things are being done behind the scenes, how about actually signing some players that will help/improve the first team, i canny understand why a club of our size finds it so difficult to identify and get players in ?


    We have wasted so much time and money signing dross and ones for the future/prospects, it's unreal ffs !


    This window of all windows we really needed reinforcements, but so far we have yet again been far too slow out of the blocks, our failure to get the defence sorted has already cost us CL fitbaw and a potential 30 mil.
     
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    Better aff way Alisson * Hammond fae the Morning Show ! :56:
     
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    It came as a huge surprise when that * Congerton eventually joined the snake at Leicester.
    Can see how we got caught out there.
     
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    Quick quick quick we need to say something to get the fans onside.
     
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    Maybe less talk and more action would be better, fed up hearing about what we're supposedly doing behind the scenes.
     
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    Christ is this the 2019 excuse for no improvements to the team * pathetic
     
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    This whole player recruitment is NOT rocket science. We need to build up a network of scouts throughout the world to spot potential players. When a player is mentioned as a future target, someone close to Lennon who he trusts needs to watch that player closely for at least 5 games plus analysing any video footage. Once done write up a dossier for the manager and his team to come to a conclusion
     
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    Glad they’re addressing this properly, hope they broaden our horizons a bit and we start going for highly rated players from lesser leagues again rather than average players from big money leagues
     
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    I read yesterday that Lawwell deliberately waited a couple of months precisely because he knew Rodgers would want to take Congerton with him. By doing so, he forced Leicester to pay us compensation rather than us having to pay Congerton compensation. This was apperently worth a few million to us, which is decidedly not trivial; but the price was it cost us the 2 months it took Leicester to blink.

    If this is true (and it does fit with how late we got Hammond in), it's Lawwell in a nutshell. Both his genius and his myopia.
     
  18. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie / Protégé Gold Member

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    Where can I get this, please?
     
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    That Lee Congerton has * the scouting at every team he’s been at. Canny wait to see it happen to Leicester now as well.
     
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