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Siamese Bhoy and his daily defending of Neil Lennon is getting tiresome as he make Ange Euro comparison

This is a really bizarre Twitter account.

Not because it tweets in the third person trying to insinuate that it’s really Neil Lennon behind it, it’s bizarre for it’s sheer doggedness and commitment for defending the former Celtic boss with every single tweet.

I am all for sticking up for Lennon. I’m all for defending his track record as a player and a manager.

The guy is a legend. And always will be.

What I am against, though, is continuing this strange style of tweeting that is clearly antanogonising the Celtic support. Especially when defending the ten in a row season.

However, Siamese Bhoy continues to be a popular account on Twitter and whoever is behind it tweeted these interesting stats:

Very impressive stats considering Lennon left under a cloud and shows just how much he has contributed to our clubs history as a manager.

But he undo’s all.his good work with daft tweets like this:

To use Ange to make a point about Lennon’s European record is just attention seeking at best but mischief making at worst.

SB clearly knows that Ange has competed on the European stage during a major rebuild and for his foray into the Champions League he did so with a team full of players that have had no experience at that level

By all means, defend Lennon, but stop doing it by making cheap digs at Ange.

The media bottled it and missed the REAL Peter Grant/Sevco COVID story this morning

So I woke up this morning to the headlines that Peter Grant had raged at future Rangers gaffer, Michael Beale for, what essentially was, the Englishman whoring himself for the Ibrox whilst GvB was under pressure.

Grant lambasted the former Govan coach and said he had broken an ‘unwritten rule’ when he spoke to the press claiming he would have won the title with Gerrard last season had they both been in charge.

Absolute garbage in all honesty as Ange Postecoglou’s side were relentless. I don’t think even Rangers fan bought his nonsense.

It was a shameless attempt to sell himself to the fans whilst undermining GvB and if I was a Rangers supporter, I would be concerned that their future manager could be so cold.

But the press ran with the Peter Grant ‘unwritten rule’ story when, really, the real story was Grant publicly declaring what all Celtic fans already know.

Beale’s Rangers only won the league because there were no fans in the stadium during the COVID season.

Speaking on Go Radio, Grant said, “I just thought some of the comments are really strange at the same time.

Talking about if him and Steven Gerrard had still been there they would have won the league.

I cannot believe such a crazy comment. Remember they won the league because there was no supporters. That’s the bottom line.

“It’s easy to play without any fans. They won one trophy.”

That’s Grant on the banned list now!

‘Absolutely brilliant’ – Celtic star raises the roof at World Cup

Celtic have a strong contingent of players at this years World Cup.

Josip Juranovic, Daizen Maeda and Cameron Carter-Vickers are all representing their respective countries in the tournament but it was Aaron Mooy who was receiving the plaudits this morning for his dominant display in Australia’s 1-0 win over Tunisia.

The victory gives the Socceroos hope of qualifying from the group stages and it was Mooy’s dominant display that earned him this praise.

The ITV commentary team were wowed by Mooý and said during the match, “He’s been absolutely brilliant.

To keep your calm in these situations when the pressure is on. It’s been a classy display from him.”

Mooy has been the subject of mixed reviews by the Celtic fans.

The midfielder came to the club with the reputation of being a solid midfielder, calm under pressure and has yet to show that consistently at club level.

If he starts to show this kind of form we have seen at the World Cup he will, no doubt, go on to be a pivotal player for us this season.

“I looked at” – Chris Sutton gives Ange surprising transfer advice

If there is one thing that Ange Postecoglou doesn’t need, it’s transfer advice.

The Celtic boss has shown that he has an uncanny ability to spot talent whether it be in the UK, Japan or further afield.

The Japanese market had been brilliantly exploited by the Celtic gaffer. There’s been plenty written about that in the past and because of that success Yukio Kobayashi now joins the club as the Hoops FIFTH Japanese signing.

But it’s not just Japan the gaffer has dipped his toe into. Argentina, Russia and England have all been raided and raided very successfully.

But Chris Sutton has offered Angr his opinion on where he should set his sights next.

Speaking in his column in the Daily Record, Sutton said, “There are other markets out there to get into.

For example, I looked at the Ecuador squad during their encounter with Qatar and thought there were good players there.

“Brighton have been upwardly mobile on that score.

Two of the players, Pervis Estupinan and Moises Caicedo, ply their trade on England’s South Coast. Some of the other individuals are in Belgium and France and doing well.

There are surely players just on the fringes of that Ecuador squad, such as Hatate is for Japan, who have talent, youth and ability who are available for peanuts. It’s just finding the right ones.”

The South American market hasn’t really been looked at seriously by the club.

To my mind Juninho and Rafael Scheidt have been the only ones to play for the club from Brazil and Emilio Izaguire from Hondura.

So could Ecuador or any other country in that region be next on the list for Ange?

Who knows because the Celtic boss is very good at keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to player recruitment.

I’m sure we will find out soon enough.

‘Couldn’t wipe the smile off his face’ – After Fabrizio, MLS journalist lifts the lid on brilliant Johnston interview

Transfer talk is all the rage these last few days for the Celtic fans.

After the brilliant announcement earlier this week that we had captured Yukio Kobayashi on a five year deal, next up was Canadian internationalist Alistair Johnston.

The right back is said to be discussing terms with the club and an announcement by Fabrizio Romano pretty much confirmed that Montreal and Celtic had reached an agreement, it seems now that its a matter of when and not if Johnston signs.

Now it’s the turn of MLS journalist Peter Galindo who revealed that during an interview with Johnston he revealed he was ‘honoured to be linked to Celtic:

The guy seems like a class act and further compounds Ange’s mantra that he doesn’t just sign a player, he signs the man.

“Wolves have not only dodged a bullet, they’ve won the lottery” – Journalist’s stunning rant at ‘new’ Ibrox gaffer that should serve as a warning to the Bears

Yes folks, it’s true.

The Banter Years are well and truly back and it is bloody marvellous.

Many would argue that they had never really left, but with what we have witnessed over the last week to ten days, events at Ibrox have just proven that that club is still as mad as a box of frogs.

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From the Return of the King (maybe) to wee Alfie checking out, the constant negative headlines from that club is just superb.

But this rant from journalist Nathan Judah is just absolutely first class.

As Michael Beale ‘agrees’ to become the new Rangers gaffer, Juday tweeted this belter:

Absolutely outstanding and if the Rangers fans think that he wouldn’t jump ship the minute another EPL club comes calling, they should think again.

‘Seeing my friends is the perfect medicine in my fight with cancer’ – Frank McGarvey opens up on his fight

Celtic legend Frank McGarvey has been used to battles on the pitch throughout his whole career.

The legendary striker was a class act in his day as he was part of a Celtic side in the 1980’s that won back-to-back titles, a League Cup and two Scottish Cups.

But recently McGarvey was told that he would need to face another fight as he was diagnosed with cancer.

McGarvey told PLZ Soccer that his friends in the game have helped him fight as he spoke openly and honestly about what he has had to face:

The full interview will be shown live on PLZ’s YouTube channel this afternoon.

And all at Born Celtic certainly wish Frank all the very best and a speedy recovery.

Dan Orlowitz predicts Celtic’s ‘hidden gem’ could net millions

He’s not even in the door yet and Yuki Kobayashi is being tipped to earn us millions in transfer fees.

The Japanese defender signed for the club in a blaze of glory this week and the capture was met with widespread excitement amongst the Celtic fans.

A left sided defender, Kobayashi finally brings us balance in the centre of defence and the next big question will be who will Postecoglou pick between him, Starfelt and Jenz to partner CCV.

All that will come in due course but giving a run down on the defender, Dan Orlowitz claimed that if Kobayashi is successful at Celtic there is not doubt he could find himself at a ‘bigger club’.

Calm down Dan, there are not many bigger clubs out there than Celtic but I take his point. I’m sure he meant a bigger league.

Speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, Orlowitz said, “Kobayashi is a very strong defensive signing. He’s still young, 22 years old, great when it comes to duels, greater winning the ball, especially in the opposing half, very strong in the air.

“I would describe him as a hidden gem in that he isn’t getting get as much exposure as midfielders or attackers.

But for those who do follow the J League, he’s regarded very highly among defenders.

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And I think that people who have seen how he’s evolved at Vissel Kobe, at how he’s done for the underage national teams do see a lot of potential there. And I absolutely do think that if he can succeed at Celtic, he can absolutely step up and move to a bigger club.

The sky’s the limit, as we’ve seen from countless Japanese players in Europe who have arrived and put in the effort, and eventually that’s paid off with big transfers.”

“Up the Celtic”, “Tactically inept” – QPR fan reacts to Beale news with superb tweet that should serve as an Ibrox warning

The Michael Beale to Rangers story has been on that has dominated the headlines all week now.

With the Englishman the firm favourite to take the role on Monday, there has been a kind of mixed reaction by the Bears as to how they feel about the appointment.

And how they feel is pretty much summed up by this one tweet:

From one of them and it is pretty much bang on the money.

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But listen, Beale watched over us winning a Quadruple Treble so I wouldn’t worry too much about his appointment.

This QPR fan however, didn’t react too well to the news by venting his anger towards the incoming Ibrox gaffer.

Five months he’s been in the job so it is understandable how the QPR fans feel. 

Five months and a run of form that many argued was potentially sackable:

And as it looks like big Ferdy was paying for Beale’s taxi up to Glasgow, the QPT fan warned that, tactically, Beale isn’t all that:

I’m sure we will find out soon enough if Beale is going to be the manager officially but it is not an appointment that worries me to be honest.

So I’ll just leave you with this last thought. It pretty much sums up the whole Beale circus: