Celtic’s Manager Was The Subject Of An Horrific 90 Minutes On Radio Last Night.

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Earlier today, I was told that I should listen to Radio Clyde from last night with Wilson, Dalziel and that other clown whose name I can never remember talking about Ange.

I was told I would not enjoy it but they urged me to stick with it.

God, how right their warning was. It was dire. I felt myself getting stupider the longer the show went on and I will be perfectly honest; I made it to roughly the hour mark and then chucked it.

I’m told that Mark Wilson said that he thinks Ange should go to Leeds.

Either that happened after I checked out or my brain fogged over and I missed it.

You know what? I cared at the start, and wanted to see how he defended such a stupid claim but by the time I switched it off I could not have been less interested.

Almost the entire show that I heard was devoted to the subject of why Ange Postecoglou will leave Celtic for the first decent offer he gets from England.

There was so much utter ignorance on that show that it blew my mind.

The highlight was when they talked up his position on the “bookies list of favourites” as if this had any impact on who would actually get the job. For the record; it’s the Leeds board who will make that decision, not the executives at William Hill.

The anchor kept on repeating the same dumb mantra; that linking Ange to clubs was a compliment.

Which is why these guys are constantly linking him with moves away.

To compliment him.

What a joke. But then that’s the level of the whole show.

“Leeds are a huge club, a massive club,” was repeated over and over again.

They claimed that it was “the size of the club” that might make the difference.

The size of the club.

Leeds, back in the top flight for the first time in 16 years.

Okay, well let’s take a look at that particular claim to see where it stands up.

And I’m not interested, by the way, in the notion that being based in England automatically confers some power and status on a club; it does not. Wolves are not a club like Celtic no matter how much money they are able to spend.

There are other criteria.

Leeds have not won a title since Eric Cantona was there in 1991-92.

They haven’t even contested a major cup final in England since 1995, and it was the League Cup not the FA Cup and they lost that.

They haven’t been in an FA Cup final since 1972-73 and they haven’t won one since the year before that. Leeds have three top flight titles in their history. They have one FA Cup, one League Cup and two Charity Shields.

They have two Inter Cities Fairs Cups dating back to the 70’s.

Almost all of their “success” dates back to the 70’s. In the time since they won the English top flight, first Blackburn and then Leicester have done the same.

For Blackburn it was their third. Which, for those on Clyde who may not get this, is the same number Leeds has won. It’s the same number as Wolves have. And Huddersfield. It’s one less than Newcastle.

Leeds were a big club once. For a short spell.

Like Aberdeen up here.

Other than that, they are just another side down there on the same level as a bunch of others.

Let me put it this way; Everton, who were the last club Ange was linked to, have nine titles, five FA Cups and the Cup Winners Cup.

Aston Villa, who Gerrard went to – and which the media said was a lesser job – have seven top flight titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups and a European Cup.

Do these yokels on Clyde know that? Do they care?

Are facts important to them or are they content to talk drivel because they get paid either way?

They said that the Leeds board would not be concerned if their next manager got them relegated.

The same board who have sacked two managers inside a year on the mere threat of that.

They talked endlessly about Brendan Rodgers.

Not one of them put what happened with him in its proper context, which was the complete breakdown of his relationships at Celtic, and his obvious irritation even when in a public forum.

Ange was instrumental in the decision to bring Mark Lawwell to Parkhead.

He is in total control of the transfer policy.

He has been backed more than any other Celtic boss in history, in terms of cold hard cash and the distribution of power.

All we can do as a club is make that man feel like the most important person in the building, and we’ve done that and as long as we continue to then I’m confident he’d stay.

But in case he doesn’t we need to tie him down on a deal which gives us insurance.

So did Mark Wilson try to push Ange in the direction of Leeds?

I don’t know and no longer give a hoot. I got through just over 50 minutes of utter drivel and inane nonsense and felt myself losing IQ points the longer I listened to it.

It will be a long time before I willingly put myself through that ordeal again.

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  • Keith says:

    Radio Clyde…
    Stopped listening tae that pish years ago…
    As for Mark Wilson..
    Towing the media line after his own podcast went down the shitter…

  • Scud Missile says:

    Wilson knows he is picking up easy money as long as he keeps on the right side of the sevco run media.

  • Voice of Reason says:

    Wilsons that Thick he couldny even tell u on the qiuiz who made their debut fur the FILTH on Sat even tho they’ve spent 3 days talking about him lol! Dalziels just a Fukin PUPPET that can barely string a co-herent sentence ragetha but claims tae be wan ae Scotland top strikers ae the 80’s..Aye Fukin SURE YI WUR LOL!!

    • Peter cassidy says:

      I have never listened to that tripe on radio but going by what fellow fans who have say the pundits all talk complete bollocks.Why do they have bad radio TV sports shows running down Celtic just keep winning”Celtic it’s driving them all mad.

  • Duncan says:

    The net spend under Ange is negligible by comparison to Martin O’Neill James we built a side and added to a side which resulted in accumulating Debt.
    The name of the game now is and has been since the Summer of 2013 to buy to sell in order to make money,
    Ange like Brendan and like Lennon previously will soon tire of scouting U24’s and failing to have that impact that all 3 craved and only Lennon delivered in 2012-13.

    Ironically the Season before this apparatchiks kicked in.
    He will continually get linked because he’s doing well but mark my words if Liverpool come calling he at 57 and a lifelong fan will find it hard to knock back.
    As will our Board who made a tidy sum from Rodgers departure.
    As Ange pointed out only recently?
    Don’t get too attached to your heroes.

  • Michael McCartney says:

    James I listened for 20 minutes, I only lasted that long in the hope that the ex Celtic player taking part in the discussion would bring some sense to the discussion, I was disappointed.
    If anything he talked even more drivel than Dalziel and the anchor man who I believe is called Duncan.
    These Phone-in Programme’s days are numbered. They appeal to the lowest common denominator among football fans. Most football fans now realise that the majority of ex- players on the punditry circuit know very little about the administration and management of top football clubs.

  • harold shand says:

    It was like sitting talking to a hun , and you’re saying ” Nah Ange won’t go anywhere ”

    and the hun is saying ” Aye , but he might , because ”

    The host is one of them his mask slips too much

    It’s fear , they want Ange gone

    Wilson knows if he doesn’t toe the line with the negative Celtic narrative he’s out the door

  • REBELLIOUS says:

    Cannae listen to many podcasts at all, only when recommended by a friend and with some decent guests coz their inane drivel isn’t good for anyone, that probably includes themselves.

  • JimBhoy says:

    Wilson is so ugly the tide refuses to come in when he is on the beach.

  • Effarr says:

    Postecoglou is at an ideal club to fulfil his ideals and have them carried out. He would struggle to get the prima donnas in the EPL to listen to him. To get them to gallop along at 100 mph and expect them to “never stop” would be a step too far for those who think they are already world class. You see how fast Rogic, Bitton and even Gioukomakis headed for the exit when they were expected to go into overdrive on a weekly basis, especially the
    60 minute man, Rogic.

    As for Ange himself, time he was putting these so-called rumours to bed by either admitting
    or denying interest.

  • Tim Buffy says:

    Jim White has been doing his best to shoehorn Ange into the Leeds job every day this week. I suppose him being a Sevco supporter has nothing to do with it. Don’t usually have much time for his sidekick Simon Jordan either, but at least he’s been talking sense on this topic.

  • paul obrien says:

    If you don’t go with the flow in Scotland you don’t get a job on most media. Simple as.

  • Henry McDade says:

    You are correct, James. Leeds were once the No1 team in England. Those days are long gone. They dont have the money to compete with the old aristocracy (Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool) or the new (City, Newcastle).

    Give Clyde the elbow and tune in to the Huddle Breakdown on Youtube. It’s top drawer. Really good analysis including the use of data analytics

  • John L says:

    I chuck it about the same time and I honestly don’t believe I will ever assault my eardrums to that piss ever again ?

  • Peter Shields says:

    They talk absolute mince and tattoos rangers on their knees league overp

  • Kevan McKeown says:

    Says it all, that we’ve a Celtic manager who’s tactics are the envy of every other SPL club and these media clowns are tryin tae predict, or wish him out the door after a season and a half. The same haufwits who in recent seasons, were moanin about how mundane and 2nd rate Scottish football was. Dae ye think this type of speculative crap, would be as intense if it were an ibrox manager doin so well ? Nae chance.

  • Geoff says:

    I honestly listen to the first 10 minutes on a Monday for best/worst of from the weekend to hear if Halliday can actually step outside Sevco or Jambo land for even a second?
    Not happened so far.
    That’s the only time I have the show on!

  • king murdy says:

    it’s pathetic that the only way celtic are gonna be stopped, is by ange leaving…and all these “pundits” are hoping for just that…
    even if he should go any time soon….lennon is back hanging around and that bastard lawwell is back at parkhead…so don’t fear bhoys n ghirls…the day WILL be saved……

  • John S says:

    Has anyone noticed how long managers last at Leeds, Jock Stein and Brian Clough (‘Chuck your medals in the bin’) no exception ?

  • Stephen O’Donnell says:

    It’s a Rangers show, aimed at Rangers people. Simple as. Part of that involves winding up Celtic fans, which they were clearly up to last night.

  • John says:

    Ange will make his own decision on his future, but for now he is doing what the scottish media & pundits hate an deplore, making Celtic and himself with his handling of these “peeple” unstopable and it’s driving them f**king crazy.
    He an only he will know when it is time to move on and leave Celtic fans with memories of his time not only winning titles but f**king with these goons heads.

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