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Celtic: Its A Bhoys Thing

Started on 22 January 2013 by Roy Keane
Latest Reply on 24 January 2013 by Roy Keane
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The Start Of Greatness


Hi first off all let me introduce myself’ Well I am a big fan of Football Manager I play it nearly every day and I came across this site and I see that you can write about what you do in the game, so I joined just to give it ago. I have looked at a lot of stories on this site and they are all amazing in their own way, everyone on the site writes different and that is what makes a story, So I hope that I can do the same thing and write a story that will blow you all away.
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Lennon Leaves Celtic Celtic look for new manager
Owen Coyle looks set for Celtic
Roy Keane Gets the go ahead
Roy Keane First Interview


Sky Sports News
Hi and welcome to sky sports news at 10, let’s get straight into it we understand that Celtic boss Neil Lennon could leave his post as manager later on today, Lennon has being speaking to David Bobin earlier today at Celtic’s Training Grounds, And Neil said that with all the death traits and letter bombs he has being getting he is in Fear of his life and he can’t give the club 100% when he is always looking over his shoulder.

Lennon has tried to get on with the day to day managing of the club and has being hit with abuse and death letters to his house, no manager should have to put up with that. And Lennon did try to get on with the running of the club and let this go but know it seems that the Northern Irish Manager has had enough and looks set to leave the club in the next 72 hours.
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good start m8 :) looking forward to seeing how far you can take celtic in europe and such :)
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"death traits" lol
Very nice start mate. Good Luck! :D

He Is Gone



Sky Sports News
Lennon, a 39-year-old from County Armagh, has endured a series of threats during his career and was forced to retire from representing Northern Ireland in international football after claiming he had received death threats and now the manager of Celtic.

He was the victim of a street attack in the west end of Glasgow in 2008 and earlier this year he received a package containing bullets. Celtic players Niall McGinn and Paddy McCourt, both from Northern Ireland, were also sent bullets.

Stewart Regan, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association, said the development was "depressing and deplorable".

He added: "The Scottish FA is horrified and saddened by the news that the Celtic manager, Neil Lennon, has been subjected to another - reportedly 'viable' - threat along with two other prominent supporters of the club.



Sky Sports Breaking News
Breaking news Nail Lennon has left his position as manager of Celtic we understand that Lennon left last night when there were no cameras about. The Celtic Chairman had this to say’’ Nail Lennon was a great manager for the club and for him to be run out of the club that he did so much for both as a player and a manager is a joke, Nail left me this note to read to you all, I enjoyed the chance I had hear at Celtic and I had lots of fun but the time was right to leave the club and get away from the game for a while I might come back into management our I might not. I wish all the Celtic players and the staff the best and I hope success come your way thank you. That’s all from me two thank you.

We know believe that Celtic will be looking for a new manager and the Bookies Favourite is Owen Coyle, with Coyle saying that we would love the chance to be the next manager of Celtic, well that’s all from us here today we will keep use all up to date on what is going on.
This is some absolutely great writing, Mr. Keane :) Good luck with Celtic!
Wonder if you will keep Wanyama, Good luck!

Owen Coyle On Celtic Job


Owen Coyle has declared himself ready for a quick return to management, while expressing an interest in the vacant Celtic job. The 46-year-old says he has rejected advances from clubs in England and abroad since parting company with Bolton last month. However, despite being out of work only a matter of weeks, Coyle is eager to be a boss again - but only if the right position comes along.



And, having quickly emerged as a potential successor to Neil Lennon, he has indicated he would be open to an approach from Celtic Football Club. Coyle said: 'Anybody who loves football loves to be involved and that won't change. I'm as enthusiastic and ready to go as I've always been.

'During those six weeks, I've been very fortunate and I've had a couple of approaches from clubs in England and further afield. ‘But I just didn't think any of those were the right thing for me at this given time. ‘I’m ready to go, I love football. It's fair to say, when the phone rings and it's the right thing, I'm fit and available. ‘He added: 'There is no doubt that the Celtic job is a terrific job for the right candidate.

'If they (Celtic) felt that I was one of those candidates and they wanted to speak, then, of course, I'm quite happy to listen and see what people think - how they want to progress and what they think of yourself and what you can bring to that job.



'I've worked as hard as a manager as I did as a player and maximised everything I had. Whatever I enter into, I go in giving everything I've got. ‘If people felt you were worth speaking to about their club or national job or whatever it is, then I would be flattered if that came to be.'

Gordon Strachan remains the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Lennon, who Left the club this month. Coyle said: 'What I would say, and I've got to give balance to it, is that I think Celtic are very fortunate that they do have many outstanding candidates capable, I think, of ultimately qualifying for major competitions.

'All in all, I think they're a young, dynamic group and they can get better. It's certainly a terrific job for someone, that's for sure. Coyle was speaking at a Tesco Bank Football Challenge event in Glasgow, where it was revealed that 50,000 children are now involved in the programme.
Some great writing here mate, keep it up!
Some nice piece of writing there mate! Will enjoy this story :P

Does Roy Keane have a future in football management?




It is now two years since Roy Keane ended his miserable 21 month stint as manager of Ipswich Town. That was his last job in football.

Whatever about Keane’s achievements as a player, his record as a manager is anything but stellar. Yes, the Cork man got Sunderland promoted at the end of his first season in charge of the club back in 2007. That promotion was won with a record budget for a club playing in England’s second tier however.

Aside from that there hasn’t been a whole lot of positives to take from the former Manchester United captain’s time in the dugout, with regular bust ups with players and slanging matches being regular events throughout his stints in charge of both the Black Cats and the Tractor Boys. Fellow Corkonian and a man Keane signed for Ipswich, Damien Delaney spoke of the relief felt throughout the club in the immediate aftermath of Keane’s departure back in early January 2011.


Over the past two weeks, three Championship clubs; Nottingham Forest, Blackburn and Wolves, all showed their manager the door. Each of these clubs have great histories, fine stadia as well as strong and vociferous fan bases. Each of the clubs have underachieved once again this season (with the latter two having been relegated from the Premier League last season) and could have done with some tough love which Keane would undoubtedly bring to the table. Not one of those clubs made any enquiry whatsoever into the possibility of Keane taking over though.

Wolves would have seemed a realistic option for Keane, but instead hierarchy at Molineux this week chose Dean Saunders to take over at the west midlands club. At the end of last season Dean Saunders took Doncaster Rovers down to League One so being an elite manager was hardly a criteria for the Molineux board.

Other jobs will come up over the coming weeks. Alan Pardew at Newcastle, Lee Clark at Birmingham and Dougie Freedam at Bolton Wanderers are all currently struggling and under pressure in their jobs. These are all proper clubs with vast and impressive infrastructure and fanbases. They are clubs that have endured an extreme paucity of success over recent years. Their allure would appeal to Keane but would he appeal to the chairmen of these clubs?


At this stage, the longer time goes by the less likely it is that Keane will garner a plum managerial role. He will know that this will likely levitate him towards a job which he once would have no desire to undertake; that is the role as manager of his national team.

Some would argue that Keane has too many enemies – both within the upper echelons of the FAI as well as among fans to land Irish football’s top job. Keane of course does also have plenty of supporters. The Republic of Ireland are set to play Austria and Sweden at the end of March in a pair of pivotal World Cup qualifiers.

If those ties go pear shaped for the Boys in Green, the nation’s interest in the 2014 World Cup will be effectively over and Giovanni Trapattoni could well be out of a job. Mick McCarthy, Chris Hughton and Brian McDermott would all have their backers for the job. So too would Keane. Just who would have enough backing to land the job could be a much closer race than anyone – aside from those closest to the action – might realise.
But know with Celtic looking for a new manager and they said that they would love to make Keane there next big man to take the club forward, we don’t know what keane plans to do but only time will tell.
Great update there :) Roy Keane was a smashing player, and a nice bloke too
2013-01-22 22:46#78493 The FM Rookie : Great update there :) Roy Keane was a smashing player, and a nice bloke too
How do you know?!

Good update by the way mate
Nice update mate! Roy Keane did have a solitary good season but I think that you can change that to multiple :P :)

Celtic Get There Man



Roy Keane will be confirmed as the new manager of Celtic today, according to the club’s vice-president. The former Republic of Ireland captain has been on the managerial market since January last year when he was sacked by Ipswich but few expected him to be heading for the Celtic. However, Celtic Chairman told us yesterday a deal has been agreed with the former Manchester United skipper.

“We reached an agreement with Keane,” he said. “He will be in Scotland tomorrow [Monday] if nothing extraordinary happens. We will benefit from his experiences right into our vision. We believe he can lead this club to the glorious results.”

If appointed, Keane will succeed former Celtic player Neil Lennon, who Left the club despite winning the league. Keane, who managed Sunderland to promotion from the Championship in 2007 before eventually standing down in December 2008 halfway through a disappointing second season in the top flight, has recently been more visible as a pundit with ITV.

Roy Keane Interview

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Black= Roy Keane



Hi Roy and well done on getting the position of manger of Celtic football club, Celtic has a big history in the footballing world and are well respected around the world, what are your goals with Celtic?

Thank you I am very happy to be the new manager of Celtic and I understand how much this club means to the fans and the broad, and as a player hear for one season the team always show passion for the game. In terms of the clubs history there is no doubt that it is big but I am here to make it huge. My goals are to win the league get the players I want into the team and play some nice football.

Roy your saying about playing nice football, I don’t think that word fits into you vocabulary with the way you played football.

Is that meant to be a joke if so it’s not funny, they were my playing days, I am now a manager and if the players need a good talking to I will give it to them, I am not going to sit here and say that I am going to be nice I won’t the players need to understand I am there boss.

Ok Roy are you going to stay hear our if the games don’t go your way our are you going to leave.

Well what do you think I have being given a one year deal hear to start of I would like to of got a longer one to be honest but if things go well I will stay that’s for sure.

Ok that’s all lads I have to go and meet the team and the rest of my staff, and one last thing I know some people don’t think I am the right man for the job, but to be honest I know I am and they will change their minds in a few months, well thanks and good bye.

Well that was the Roy Keane interview that happened today some good points from Keane, and he says he will stick around but I don’t know Keane has not had the best runs as a manager and some people think he is not cut out for the job but we will see, if Keane fails this time I think it would be time to hang up the boots again and just stay in TV.

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