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Bhoy Oh Boy, More Celtic Link Ups!

Bhoy Oh Boy, More Celtic Link Ups!

The Bhoy connection has continued as Martin O'Neill has brought in fitness coach Jim Hendry.

Hendry replaces Steve McGregor who left with David O'Leary (hurrah) in the summer.
Hendry was at Celtic when O'Neill became their boss in 2000.

O'Neill told the official site: 'We have appointed Jim Hendry, who came down on Monday. He has left Celtic and has come down here. We are looking at that. He has got family and things to move. I am certainly looking to see if he can settle. It is a bit of a move. He has some pedigree, he has got all the particular things... all the degrees. It will help because we have been lacking that since the start of the season. It will be good. He will oversee everything.'

'I want him to stay around. This is the first time he has ever been away from home, as it were. 'I think he wants the move. He is looking forward to it. His children are at an age now where the education aspect comes into it, so we will carry it forward and see how it goes.'


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday October 18 2006
Time: 1:54PM

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Comments

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I know Celtic tried hard to join the premier league and failed in there attempts. I think this is a bit too blatent attempt to come in through the back door. What next, Villa sign Celtic stadium painter and football kit maker? Only messing I trust MON.
tylervilla
18/10/2006 14:20:00
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A fitness coach! Whatever next? They'll probably ask the players to be sober for kick off in future!
ooahPaulMcGrath
18/10/2006 17:48:00
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Bet Martin O'Neill would have loved to have been in charge of the match against Benfica...Who would have thought Strachan could do it - I didn't when he took over. Hail, Hail.
Jamie1967
19/10/2006
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Not too concerned about losing the fitness coach from O'Neill's era. Look how many vital late goals we conceded, Champions League, UEFA Cup final, title deciders. The fittness is much better under Strachan. However, one loss to Villa that would concern me is the rumour of Maloney for £500,000 in January. To allow his contract situation to run down like that would be criminal. To lose gifted individuals on the cheap is always sad but a homegrown product of our blossoming youth-set up would be a massive blow. I hope it doesn't happen but believe me Villa fans, this guy is gifted. Let's hope we get him tied down, along with McGeady very soon.
geebee1978
19/10/2006 06:27:00
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Can we get Miller?!!
leelindsay
19/10/2006 09:12:00
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you dont want Miller - he only looks good becuase he is playing in scotland. I am good friends with a wolves fan (sorry guys) and he laughs that Miller is now playing in champs league. Think bigger (and faster, stronger and more skillfull).
tylervilla
19/10/2006 09:47:00
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When Aston Villa reach the Champions League...sorry, just lost control of my bladder through laughing so much...then you can compare but before then, you cannot. Benfica are no mugs, and toturn them over 3-0 is impressive. What I will say is that I am glad to have Celtic playing as Gordon Strachan has them - ie passing and keeping the ball oin the ground, rather than O'Neill's habit of getting the players to punt the ball and give the midfield a day off.
Jamie1967
19/10/2006 11:52:00
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It's true, O'Neill got results but his football wasn't pretty to watch. His signing policy was also pretty dire, whereas Strachan utilises a world-wide scouting network that is already paying off. I just hope O'Neill eventually develops as a manager enough to stop having to rely on players from his past. Nice chap, but Strachan is showing how football should be played.
ForeverHoop
19/10/2006 11:56:00
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Is this the same Strachan you wanted out after his first 5 games? And the same O'Neill that you all hailed as your messiah?! The truth is, second rate players like Miller, who wouldn't get a look in at any Premiership team, do well in Scotland because of the poor level of football. Even Strachan, who had a reasonably successful spell at Southampton, managed to get Coventry relegated and never won a trophy down here. I agree that the Benfica result was a good one, but if Celtic played in the Premiership, you wouldn't be playing in the Champions League either because you would struggle to be anything more than a mid-table side
Geordie_Villa
19/10/2006 12:04:00
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Gerodie...reasonably successful with Southampton? FA Cup final and Europe looks like a miracle compared to where they are now. And as for Coventry, he built a decent, attractive side before debt ran up by previous managers forced him to dismantle it. How many times do we have to hear these boring comments "wouldn't hack it in the Premiership, only in Scotland"? You have Sutton, Petrov, Agathe and O'Neill ALL from the SPL and while Petrov was a loss (the cash made up for it though) Sutton and Agathe were players who, good in their day COULD NO LONGER HACK IT IN SCOTLAND! Miller has scored 3 goals in three games in the Champions Leage, two against a team who knocked Liverpool and Man Utd out last year. Yes, the SPL is weak but we're Celtic and we're 20 odd points superior to the rest. Give credit where it's due you sucess-starved Villa fans and when you start getting good results in Europe I'll actually bother to listen to you.
geebee1978
20/10/2006 06:07:00
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