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Celtic appoint Gavin Strachan as new first team coach

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Notorious, Jun 22, 2020.

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  1. Lupis Gold Member Gold Member

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    What sport scientist? Lenny doesn't believe in all that voodoo mumbo jumbo.
     
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  2. stew37

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    Don't have as much animosity towards him as many seem to on here, don't know enough about of his input. Buck stops with Lennon, it's him that refused to change the team til it was far too late.
     
  3. murphy88

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    Not at all. He is a coach, either attacking or defensive coach, and we have been rotten in both departments this season. He is part of that, along with Kennedy.
     
  4. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Having taken charge of the Hoops in the absence of Neil Lennon and John Kennedy against Hibernian on Monday, Celtic first team coach Gavin Strachan will again take the reins from the dugout against Livingston at Paradise tomorrow (Saturday).

    He admitted that having so many players and personnel self-isolating at present is less than ideal, but said the squad who have trained this week have worked hard and are well-prepared for tomorrow’s Scottish Premiership encounter.

    “This week’s been busy but you try and keep things are normal as you can, you try and stick to your processes and plan for the Livingston game, which is what we’re doing,” said the first team coach at Lennoxtown.

    “I’ve had a lot of phone calls with the manager and John and try to do things as normal, really, and the manager was in constant touch with me during the game earlier this week. It obviously makes it slightly more difficult but he had a line of communication with Stevie Woods.

    “It’s not ideal but it can be done. In terms of players, we’ve got Scott Robertson back in from Gillingham, so he’s come back into the fold. He’s a good player and a good character. He’s primed and ready to go. For the most part, it’ll be the same guys who were around on Monday.”

    Gavin Strachan said he expects most of the players and staff currently isolating to be back in the Lennoxtown building at the beginning of next week, and said the squad’s younger players who have come into the fold in their colleagues’ absence have worked hard behind the scenes.

    'Livingston are on a really good run of form, they’re hungry and it’s going to be a big test for us.'

    “It’s been a steep learning curve for a lot of them, but hopefully as their careers progress, it can be a positive thing for them, to see the environment and the hard work,” the Englishman continued. "Everyone that was involved in the game on Monday have returned negative tests.

    “The frustrating thing is, before the Hibs game, the form was good, and we were starting to look like we were clicking. It’s been a challenge, working without so many good players, but the lads equipped themselves well against Hibs.”

    Now, Gavin Strachan turns his full attention to Saturday’s match, and expects a tough game from an in-form opponent. He added: “Livingston are on a really good run of form, they’re hungry, have plenty of energy, and they’re a hard working team with good individuals as well, it’s going to be a big test for us.”
     
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  7. DonnyCelt

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    Blatantly been told to say the title race is not over.
     
  8. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    Heard his pre match comments on the drive home.

    Paraphrasing a little; " the stature of the club, we need to deal with the hand we are dealt".

    Do we *. We are Celtic football club.
    We do not simply accept what happens, accept the hand we are dealt. We demand better.
    This isn't being entitled, this is being realistic.
    Biggest club in the country, we do not simply accept this *. If something's wrong, if we have been dealt a * hand, we do something about it. We don't play the hand we are * dealt.

    It's this passive, mediocre * attitude that's got us in this position.


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  10. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    The guy's a loser..

    You only need to look at him..
     
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  11. celtic warrior

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    * off you unworthy *.
     
  12. Sgt Neppers*

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    Basically we had 4 aces in hand, folded and traded for Mr Bun the Baker, a joker, and a used day ticket!!!! A patsy in this horror story. Needs emptied all the same.
     
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    Feel a little for him with these games, no idea if he's a good coach or not but it's not his fault the players have to isolate.

    Probably not worth keeping around though
     
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    Making this guy the scapegoat is beyond embarrassing...
     
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  15. MacEwan23 My Balls Was Hot Gold Member

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    Don’t think you know what scapegoat means.

    He’s not getting anywhere near the blame Lennon or most of the players get.
     
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    Obviously doing what he can. Probably shouldn't be here but nowhere near responsible for our current position.
     
  17. celtic warrior

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    * wage thief, celtic all the more * brain dead for giving him a wage in the first place.

    * should be diddling excel spreadsheets for Wetherspoons
     
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    Don't know enough about his input to have as much animosity towards him as some, been dropped into this * show. We've been pish all season and buck stops with Lennon. Don't want him to be the manager or anything, but not gonna give him too much of a hard time.
     
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    He was getting a lot of stick before because he was sat on laptop all the time I personally now believe that was Down to Lennon these two games have painted him in a better light now


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  20. MacEwan23 My Balls Was Hot Gold Member

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