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Big Ron on Strachan

Ex-Sky Blues manager Ron Atkinson has leapt to the defence of the man who succeeded him at Coventry City after Gordon Strachan came under fire from Celtic supporters during their weekend cup semi-final win over St Johnstone.

Despite being on course for a league and cup double, Strachan's popularity with the Celtic fans has been the subject of much debate in Scotland this week.

Atkinson told the Daily Record: 'He'd be a safe bet if one of the big jobs came up in England, that is for sure.

'I can't understand why he'd get criticised, to be fair.

'Apart from winning the Champions League what else could he have done?

'It's a strange one. Celtic are going to win the SPL title for the second year in a row, he won a cup last season and he's going to the Scottish Cup Final.

'Gordon also took the team as far as they have ever gone in the Champions League. I would find it amazing if he was not getting the full support of the fans.'








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Date:Tuesday April 17 2007

Time: 8:43AM

Your Comments

Celtic fans were NOT booing Strachan - we were booing the fact that he was substituting Derek Riordan(who played his heart out), for Kenny Miller( who couldn't hit the proverbial barn door!!). Strachan himself has admitted that Riordan is the best finisher at the club - yet he continues to waste DR's talents......
SeamyBhoy
So you were booing Strachan then? Or his decision at the very least which is the same thing really. [Edited by c0v3n7ry]
CET Stander
Big Ron should stick to something he is good at, like race relations, cos he knows nothing about Scotland and even less about Celtic. Strachan made a decision that a lot of fans didn't like and they let their feelings be known, as is their right.
GerM
Fair play. It's a surprise to see his comments given the two of them didn't see eye-to-eye when Atkinson left Cov.
CET Stander
The jocks just like moaing sometimes, GS has doe great up there.
gunnerb
 

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