Kayal Nears New Contract
Written by NDRNewsBot Tuesday, 27 September 2011 14:50
Neil Lennon has revealed that contract talks with Beram Kayal are progressing and he is hopeful that the player will commit his future to the club soon.
Kayal has established himself as a first pick in Lennon’s midfield since making the move from Maccabi Haifa in summer 2010. A series of eye-catching performances have seen the player attract the attentions of other clubs and Celtic have been keen to tie the player down.
Lennon said that he was not directly involved in discussions with Kayal and his representatives but was optimistic about the conclusion.
“Beram had talks with the board again last week and I’m hoping they come to a final resolution pretty soon,” he explained.
“I don’t think they are that far away.
“It’s not a major concern that I’m not involved in the talks because I’m kept up to date with everything.”
The manager added that the midfielder’s popularity with the support could be a factor in him extending his current deal.
“Beram knows what we think of him and the fans have taken to him very well,“ Lennon said.
“I also think he enjoys playing his football here.”
Kris Commons Sticks His Foot, but Not Cake, in His Mouth
Written by RudyFlyerCSC Tuesday, 20 September 2011 14:45
So far in the Tim-ernet, Twitter has probably been more positive than negative to Celtic since it's inception. We've had Marc Crosas tweeting support for Celtic no matter where he is in the world, as well as retweeting a Rangers supporter who calls his a poor bench warmer and then the same supporter trying to sell his used Xbox for a bit of cash. We've had "The Big Yank", as he seems to be solely referred to, Dom Cervi tweeting his dinner, his love for the Oklahoma Sooners College Football team, and the occasional Bible verse. Even Joe Ledley and Niall McGinn got in on the act, retweeting any punter who seemed to ask at times. Twitter was great, especially during the turbulence of last season, in bringing Celtic players closer to the fans and making us feel like we actually knew them. I would argue that, while not as important as the tribulations that Neil Lennon faced last season, was a integral factor in developing the closeness the Celtic support felt towards last year's squad. Everyone was one big happy Thwitter Fhamily.
Celtic @ Ross County, League Cup, 9/21, 2:15 PM ET
Written by NDRNewsBot Tuesday, 20 September 2011 14:18
From the Official Celtic Website:
"THE Celtic squad will travel almost 200 miles to take on Ross County at Victoria Park tomorrow evening, (Wednesday). The third round of the Scottish Communities League Cup will provide the Hoops with the opportunity to return to winning ways, and Neil Lennon expects a big response from his players.
“We have to bounce back as quickly as we can and bounce back in a positive manner,” the manager said. "I'd like to think their attitude will be spot on after the weekend.
"We need to re-energise ourselves and get the fans going again. If we play the way we can then we’ll do that. There’s always a bit of a fall-out after a Celtic v Rangers game. If you lose it you’re going to get criticised and analysed. That’s just the nature of the game.
We need Joe Ledley.
Written by bella Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:30
Joe Ledley, a man who doesn't show the flash of skill like Ki or Kayal. However, I firmly believe he is as important to the team than them. If you go back to our successful Glasgow Derby games last year, Ledley featured in all of them. And when we were in a firm position last season we lost Ledley and what happened? We spiraled down to second place.
If we go back to Sunday you can see we missed someone like Joe. Joe runs around and does the dirty work most of the time. He does all of the simple things right. He allows players like Kayal or Ki Sung Yueng time to be on the ball and use their skill. He should always be in central midfield as he is the Neil Lennon type player this team needs.
Daily Record Apologizes, Celtic Issues Statement
Written by NDRNewsBot Monday, 19 September 2011 13:53
Celtic have issued a statement after the Daily Record has published an official retraction and apology for the article titled "Who is More Hated at Ibrox (Lennon or the taxman?)". Of course, the common sentiment from most Celtic fans is that Celtic should not be dealing with newspapers like the Daily Record regardless of this article, but it seems that after this apology that Celtic will continue to work with the Record. The statement, which can be found at http://www.celticfc.net/newsstory?item=1567, reads:
"CELTIC Football Club can today confirm that the Daily Record newspaper has printed a retraction and apology on its back page concerning a weekend article relating to Celtic manager Neil Lennon.
The article was headlined 'WHO'S MORE HATED AT IBROX? (Is it Lennon or the taxman?)'.
Celtic has made its feelings very clear on this issue. We felt the language used was inflammatory and highly irresponsible. The treatment of Neil Lennon has been well-documented and in this context the article in question was insensitive and unnecessary.
We understood absolutely the feelings of Neil Lennon and our supporters on this issue. It is only right that the newspaper in question has admitted it was wrong.
We would hope that this kind of ill-judged reporting does not occur again."
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