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proud-2-b-an-arab
07-04-2008, 08:16
FROZEN-OUT Celtic striker Derek Riordan has launched a blistering attack on boss Gordon Strachan.

The ex-Hibs star lifts the lid on his time at Celtic Park under Strachan in an explosive interview, admitting he has "virtually chucked it"and accusing Strachan of "talking rubbish".

The player, left, also insists he has been left feeling depressed and humiliated as well as frustrated by his lack of first-team football.

The 25-year-old has made just 13 starts and 19 substitute appearances in 1036 minutes of action since signing for the club in June 2006. But Riordan denies he fell out with Strachan after punching him on the training ground and ridicules suggestions he has slept with his daughter or sister. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
The frontman says he is willing to stay at Celtic Park but that it would depend on whether the club decides to change manager in the summer.

Strachan is under intense pressure after his side lost 1-0 on Saturday at home to Motherwell to leave Celtic seven points behind Rangers - who have a game in hand - in the title race.

The timing of Riordan's astonishing outburst could not have come at a worse time for the manager.

FamousToepoke
07-04-2008, 08:47
Surprised it's taken so long... but the timing couldn't have been better.

kiwiarab
07-04-2008, 10:09
I have no sympathy for Riordan. He surely knew what he was letting himself in for, and if he didn't, more fool him for letting yet another agent fill a young player's head full of sh1te about earning big bucks in the short term but omitting the bit about his career going t1ts up languishing on the bench or in the reserves.

The Boss
07-04-2008, 15:37
dinnae think he is that good anyhow...boy seems to think he is a wonder player...wen he aint

proud2beanarab
07-04-2008, 15:39
I think the thing that frustrates Riordan most is that whenever Strachan is REALLY desperate he seems to be the man he turns to. In a few league matches and cup ties when they have been trailing after 84 minutes, they throw him on and a good proportion of the time (against United in a 2-2 draw, against St Mirren in a 1-1 draw spring to mind) he has come up with the goods. Then the very next game he is back out in the cold.

When you are given limited chances and you still take them and then don't get future chances then I think you have a right to be upset.

too_many_djs
07-04-2008, 17:03
dinnae think he is that good anyhow...boy seems to think he is a wonder player...wen he aint


He is that good, and is a shame that a player with such ability is being wasted. No denying it is his fault for leaving early, and going to a club where was almost guaranteed to sit on the bench. Gets brought on when they really need a goal which shows Strachan accepts that hes a good player, must be other reasons for his lack of games (attitude or whatever). Hes much better than quite a few of celtics attacking players!

Arthur Montford
08-04-2008, 12:57
FROZEN-OUT Celtic striker Derek Riordan has launched a blistering attack on boss Gordon Strachan.

The ex-Hibs star lifts the lid on his time at Celtic Park under Strachan in an explosive interview, admitting he has "virtually chucked it"and accusing Strachan of "talking rubbish".

The player, left, also insists he has been left feeling depressed and humiliated as well as frustrated by his lack of first-team football.

The 25-year-old has made just 13 starts and 19 substitute appearances in 1036 minutes of action since signing for the club in June 2006. But Riordan denies he fell out with Strachan after punching him on the training ground and ridicules suggestions he has slept with his daughter or sister :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:The frontman says he is willing to stay at Celtic Park but that it would depend on whether the club decides to change manager in the summer.

Strachan is under intense pressure after his side lost 1-0 on Saturday at home to Motherwell to leave Celtic seven points behind Rangers - who have a game in hand - in the title race.

The timing of Riordan's astonishing outburst could not have come at a worse time for the manager.





Are they not the same person? :oooh:

eaststandarab2
08-04-2008, 16:13
Oh, it was just a verbal blast. I was hoping it was a shotgun

The Boss
08-04-2008, 17:04
Oh, it was just a verbal blast. I was hoping it was a shotgun


:)