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26 Apr 2018 23:32:39
Yaaaaaassssssss managed to get myself a ticket for sunday. You beauty 🍀🍀🍀.

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26 Apr 2018 21:40:44
Is all chat on the boy from Lens Duverne dead? If I remember correctly he wanted to stay another season at Lens. Considering he is a CB that can play RB could solve a few problems. Is there any signs we are still keeping tabs on him?

{Ed007's Note - I've not heard anything recently but he will be leaving Lens this summer as he's entering the last year of his deal.}

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26 Apr 2018 13:34:35
With the pfa poty award shortlist just being published and our own awards the other night I am amazed that one player who seems to be so under rated, even by our own fans at times, never gets quoted. Callum McGregor has been consistent across many positions this season and has scored some wonderful and important goals. I have been really impressed with him this season but he seems to be missed when award season is underway.

{Ed007's Note - I'd have had McGregor well in front of Forrest. It's unbelievable that Forrest has got in there with a good first half of the season - how can a Celtic winger that hasn't scored a league goal this year be up for POTY?}

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26 Apr 2018 17:36:23
I think a lot of the Forrest hype has come from the performance against Bayern tbh. He had a good run at the end of last year but he’s been off it recently.

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26 Apr 2018 17:45:31
I have to agree. Bar Brown, McGregor has impressed me the most this season. Like you say DD played several roles this season and has been consistently one of our better players. Sorry, but I have no idea how Forrest is on the list.

{Ed007's Note - I said at the start of the season after his European performances that I was going to lay off Forrest this season but he's had a very poor second half of the season and is back to the Forrest we've seen every year.
Scott Sinclair gets pelters for his poor form but Forrest must be up there alongside him for his form since the turn of the year.}

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26 Apr 2018 17:47:52
I agree he has done very little since his hat-trick against Thistle in the cup - when that should have given him a real boost for the run-in - but could he have been nominated around that time as I have a feeling the nominations are made several weeks ago?
Nonetheless, it's great to have two in contention and Broony more than deserves it - like he did last season and was strangely ommitted.

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26 Apr 2018 19:48:55
Only two players who have been consistent all season are broony and Tiereny. Calmac has had his moments but i don't think he's been anywhere near consistent enough, on par with Forrest this season. We really need paddy signed this summer, I hope he starts getting a game now and Forrest has been off the boil for weeks now.

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26 Apr 2018 20:32:40
The dip in form from Forrest seemed to coincide with Patrick Roberts and Hayes getting injured.
It seems to me that if Forrest thinks his place is under threat he ups his game, but when he knows his position is safe he gets lazy.

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26 Apr 2018 21:54:50
I hope McGregor is rewarded with a long term deal it would be well deserved. I think he can become one our most important players over the next couple of seasons.

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26 Apr 2018 22:13:18
Can't disagree with that gerry. Maybe sinclair could do with serious competition too, he's not got the same swagger about him even though his stats are good. Hopefully he gets it back soon, with masunda and Morgan breathing down his neck that might do the trick.

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27 Apr 2018 00:01:47
I can't figure McGregor for player of the year but he has come to the fore in a major way. Great to see he is admired. Definitely played well in key games for us this year so if that's a criterion I think its a fair call.

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26 Apr 2018 12:14:07
Alright Eds how are use guys? With the game on Sunday I think he will go with a back four. Even if Lustig is in fit cause we are. It the same with three especially when teams come at us I. e Hibs what do use guys think?

{Ed007's Note - Look what happened to Roma the other night with 3 at the back, constantly being caught out with long diagonal balls in behind the wing-backs. I can never understand why managers persevere with it when it's so easy to counter if you have speedy wide players.}

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26 Apr 2018 15:23:27
Defo has to be back 4 is there any news on the squad in guards to Lustig and Dembele Ed?

{Ed007's Note - Lustig seemingly has a broken toe so is a major doubt but Dembele should be fine.}

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26 Apr 2018 16:17:52
Good news for Dembele not so good for Lustig. Do we know what was wrong with Dembele?

{Ed007's Note - I think it was a slight ankle knock.}

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26 Apr 2018 18:02:06
Well here's hoping they are both fit. With the end of season coming what positions should we be shopping for? CH GK LB RW and maybe ST.

{Ed007's Note - I'd be happy with that.}

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26 Apr 2018 22:14:46
Someone has posted these positions as the ones needed nearly every day since February if repetition means it's right, we must be right about these position
If I may add my tuppence worth we need a good strong centre midfield . Kouassi doesn't seem to fit, that leaves us with Brown Ntcham Armstrong . Rogic and Mc Gregor are more attacking .
On Sunday Ntcham took some heavy tackles In the first half and I wasn't surprised that he was replaced at half time . Armstrong was injured and B R had to put McGregor into centre midfield . Brown and Mc G were completely over run in the second half and our back 3 just couldn't handle the pressure . If midfield had dominated I wonder how well or how badly our goalie and back 3 would have played . It was tough watching but at the same time Hibs just managed 2 goals and so it looked worse than it was .
However. I want another centre midfielder.

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26 Apr 2018 01:23:33
Ed, have you heard anything about Musonda leaving? He's deleted anything Celtic related from his Instagram account, which I believe he's done for other teams in the past when he has spat the dummy. Maybe looking too much into it, but rumours are doing the rounds on social media.

If so it's a real shame, I was extremely excited when we signed him as I thought he could genuinely add something that little bit different.

{Ed007's Note - What's instagram? When has Musonda 'spat the dummy' before?}

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26 Apr 2018 11:26:22
Hi Ed

Is there any true that Gerrard is close to being appointed manager by the huns. He is a celtic supporter.

{Ed007's Note - I've already answered this elsewhere.}

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26 Apr 2018 11:34:38
Not sure if Gerrard is going to them or not but what has it got to do with it who he supports?

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26 Apr 2018 15:26:27
I heard from a sevco fan he says that stevie g and Neil Warnock are going to pair up as Neil number 1 and Stevie as number two.

{Ed007's Note - No.1 and a No.2 - that's pish and $hit together then? How funny would it be if they hired a manager who's nickname - it's an anagram of his name - is Colin Wanker?}

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26 Apr 2018 18:28:26
Thought Gerrard was an Everton fan? Anyway; as a practicing catholic, he will be as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit, by the bigot faction.

{Ed007's Note - Not that it matters but I don't think Gerrard is a Catholic, there's something in his book about how he ended up at a Catholic school because it had a better sports department or program, something like that.}

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26 Apr 2018 18:32:25
Ed, apparently Nike have taken control over his social media accounts, so they took anything to do with New Balance off lol panic over nothing!

The spitting the dummy out reference, was due to him deleting most of the Chelsea players/ staff when he came to us on loan.

{Ed007's Note - I'm sure it's his family or someone on the payroll that runs his social media accounts.}

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26 Apr 2018 19:25:19
Kris Commons as his Number two Ed 😝.

{Ed007's Note - :-D

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26 Apr 2018 22:21:36
How would deleting Chelsea players when coming here for 18 mths be spitting out the dummy .
I will judge him on minutes played, goals scored and goals assisted, I think social media will remain social media and not a source of malicious rumour .
If any idiot thinks that the Celtic club would allow a worthwhile rumour about a players unrest to surface 100 hrs before Rangers 2012 match
Believe you me there are one or two at least at Celtic who have a brain.

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Review Of The Day 26th April 2018

26 Apr 2018 07:30:04
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 26th April 2018

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25 Apr 2018 23:09:24
It pretty obvious we need to step up our game from sat defeat by hibs.
I do think the sevco players will come out with more fight than the last game so I think patience might required.
With lustig possibly being out I'm not overly enthused with the prospect of 3 at the back but mid to front we should be to strong.
I would go with Roberts. he must be bursting for a start as I also think Forrest has dipped a bit.

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26 Apr 2018 08:33:09
Sevco will be fired up to impress gerrard/ warnock/ villa boas/ van bronkhurst/ be boer/ dyche/ pardew/ mclaren/ who will be announced for sure after the Celtic game.

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26 Apr 2018 09:50:28
They will be snarling and flying in. If anybody thinks they won’t, is seriously misjudging the situation they are in.

This could and hopefully will add to their undoing. They will expend energy too fast and to maintain that will be beyond them. They seem to think that fighting is the key as if our players can’t fight. They can and they fecking better. Then use our superior ability to beat them.

They have a chance, let’s not kid ourselves, with Lustig bring out our defence will be weaker than it usually is and I am fearful of Hendry being in there as I don’t rate him. They will have watched that shambolicly weak defensive performance against Hibs. Don’t get me wrong Hibs are a better team, but, it will still give them hope. And I know, even if you don’t admit it, to get behind the team, that everyone knows the defence is the only chance they have. Gordon’s kick outs are pathetic, dangerous and not worth the risk.

I expect a battle. I expect us to score a few, I also expect either Boyata, Hendry or Gordon making an arse of a few situations with unforced errors. You can take that to the bank

Be prepared to fight for our shirt as hard, if not harder than them. If they want to play football great, if they want a battle, then let’s set about them from the off.

3.1.

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26 Apr 2018 10:42:34
It's obvious they will be fired-up and foaming at the mouth for a variety of reasons and it's paramount we start well, play to our strengths and forget any recent complacency or over-confidence.
The forward players have to push home every advantage and opportunity as we certainly have shown weakness at the back in games and total concentration and commitment is the least that will be required.

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26 Apr 2018 22:23:46
Wouldn't it be great for Rangers 2012 if Mr King was able to attend on Sunday . He seems to only go to Chelsea and Liverpool games.

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25 Apr 2018 22:32:28
Our points tally this year shows we have stagnated a bit (others may have improved) and this might be a 2nd season thing. But the biggest disappointment for me is that few of our recent signings make the first 11 - or look likely to. Why sign lots of squad players? BR said he wouldn't do that but - Benyu, Hayes, Comper, Gamboa, DeVriies, Kouassi, Hendry, Musonda. Yes some are new and might come good but we all want a better 11 that will wipe the floor with SPL clubs and improve in Europe. The only team we can routinely hammer is Sevco😂. And although Christie and Morgan have had good seasons they are no better than Rogic, CMcG, Armstrong etc.

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26 Apr 2018 00:04:33
I think you are a bit optimist if you think we can buy better than C McG, Rogic and Armstrong . To buy players better than our best would cost more money than we can afford to spend on individual players .
I think Brendan wants to buy good players who will come to Celtic and learn and develop to become better players than we currently have . To achieve this the whole club has to work together, the coaches to develop, playing colleagues help through matches and supporters to encourage and help to build confidence.

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25 Apr 2018 23:37:33
Think you might be underestimating Morgan.

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26 Apr 2018 03:56:27
@ chris, maybe if we didn't p*ss away money on some of the players mentioned we could afford better?

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26 Apr 2018 10:16:06
Said before about how the players brought in by Brendan haven’t been anywhere near good enough! I’m just hoping that this summer we finally get our act together with the transfers in the defensive positions! There’s a hell of a lot of players who won’t be there next season, Gamboa boyata (hopefully) Dembele paddy Edouard Armstrong rogic Eric jozo DDV bitton Kouassi could all go imo! I hope I’m wrong about some of them but there’s a real chance they will be off! This transfer window coming up is BR most important since he came in I think.

{Ed007's Note - So Bain, Hendry, Ntcham, Sinclair, Dembele, Roberts and Edouard aren't good enough? Both Benyu and Kouassi were brought in as long term projects and Hayes broke his leg which is hardly Rodgers fault, Kolo Toure was brought in to help smooth Rodgers takeover which leaves only Compper, Gamboa and De Vries. Musonda himself said it it would be next season before he was ready to play regularly for us
Is it not more a case that Rodgers hasn't replaced certain players that the fans want? Most of the players you've said can leave weren't Rodgers signings.}

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26 Apr 2018 10:37:19
I agree we have squandered money (not too much fortunately) on a few that have either failed to impress, or seem out of favour?
The summer window, will see more leaving than arriving and I would hope that the few that do come in have the quality and class to hit the ground running, as the qualifiers are quickly upon us.

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26 Apr 2018 11:16:50
The recruitment side of BR time at the club has been the only concerning factor of his time here.
Yes he has made the existing players better added a couple of 1st pick but there has been quite of players brought in that are nowhere the squad never mind the first 11.

It's obvious the defence needs a look at. throw in the possible losses of Armstrong rogic and dembele and this up and coming TW could be the most crucial in many years.

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26 Apr 2018 13:51:52
Just making the point ED that BR has brought in 15 players or more and not many have made a first team place there own, Dembele Sinclair and Ntcham aside, and more than a few have really struggled since they arrived. what I’m really hoping for is a vast improvement in defenders who are brought in to be honest. feel that’s a priority in the window, and it’s telling that what Brendan considers his best defence doesn’t include any defenders he’s signed.

{Ed007's Note - So it is more that he hasn't replaced the players you want him to replace? Roberts would have made a lot more appearances if he wasn't injured, the same with Hayes, we play with one striker and it's always going to be Dembele when fit, from what you've seen from Edouard wouldn't you say he has the potential to be Dembele's replacement? It's not as if Brown gets tired and needs a rest so how does Kouassi get a run in the team?
It's OK saying Rodgers signings haven't dominated the team but who would you get rid of, LG, Rogic, McGregor or Tierney just to get more Rodgers signings in?
Everyone knows the defence needs worked on, especially a long term replacement for Lustig if Ralston's not going to do and the CB position needs a quality experienced partner for Ajer so how you can say that the players Rodgers has brought in haven't been good enough is a bit off the mark for me. De Vries was a panic buy, Gamboa was brought in as back up for Lustig and it hasn't worked out and the Compper deal as I said at the time was a strange one

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26 Apr 2018 14:57:15
It’s the defence I’m more concerned about ED, and the ability to bring some decent defenders in! From what I’ve seen so far we’ve struggled big time to bring in quality defenders. and there can’t be any doubt about that when BR is persuading boyata to stay on for another year! 😱😱🙈 I just want us to address a problem that’s been there since Brendan came in, and that’s getting quality defenders in! Right back at least one centre half and cover for KT is a must!

{Ed007's Note - Fingers crossed that Rodgers will concentrate on strengthening the defence AND the GK position this summer.
Marc-Oliver Kempf from SC Freiburg is out of contract this summer and what about Karlo Bartolec from FC Nordsjaelland as a possible RB? I'm not saying that's who we are after but it's a couple of players that have caught my eye and neither would cost the earth to sign imo.}

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26 Apr 2018 17:36:20
Kempf is a player I was hoping we'd be interested in, he's been unlucky with injuries recently but has good potential and still young, I thought I read he had signed for Stuttgart a few weeks ago but can't find any info on it now, will be a lot teams with more financial muscle than ourselves interested in him.

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26 Apr 2018 22:35:33
Jim Jim I don't think B R intended to piss away money on the players he has bought . As Ed007 states most of these players were bought to benefit us in the longer time and some have done very well at times . Don't be too hasty .
Aindoh, I haven't went to many of St Mirren's matches in the Championship so I have absolutely no idea how good he is .
Have you been at many of his games?

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26 Apr 2018 23:28:31
No, only "seen a few on the 'radio'", and read about his performances for St Mirren and the Scotland young team, Old Bhoy your attitude is more or less the same as Supersalary, (who now says he worked for nothing after administration, poor thing, is he having a memory loss?, his wages were deferred, that means he got paid them later on, ) when he dismissed Andy Robertson because he was playing in a lower league, am sure Exactly did the same with LG when he was with Hibs and Wolves.

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25 Apr 2018 20:17:33
I do not get these rumours about Hernandez from Hull
In 9 years he has only played 237 games 26 per year another Rogic, He averages just 60mins a game sound familar.
I wonder if this is just agent talk to try to get his player a new deal or just a new club
If we are interested i hope we are onlygoing to offer the same deal as Rogic pay as you play.

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25 Apr 2018 20:31:43
WHIT! Rogic will never sign a play and pay deal and rightly so.

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25 Apr 2018 21:23:35
That sounds like a good system the huns should use.

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26 Apr 2018 00:08:28
Jonace, Hernandez is a combination of agent speak and media to upset Celtic fans .
It's very likely that he will never play at Celtic Park, so enjoy the build - up to the game against the young club and forget anything u read about players going or coming.

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26 Apr 2018 00:34:28
That's the kind of deal offered to a guy that would pass a medical by the skin of his teeth. Or an extension for an older player recovering from a horror injury. If that's all that is offered I'll thank him for his time and wish him all the best because he will be off.

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26 Apr 2018 01:25:45
It's a balancing act type of contract needed. Enough money that's fair with with a lucrative bounus structure. Is he not on less than 10k a week? If he is fit he knows BR will have him in the side so he knows he will have game time. There are plenty of clubs that will happily pay a bit more for the big game goals he is capable of scoring and regularly does.

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26 Apr 2018 11:00:23
FGJ. Why rightly so?

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25 Apr 2018 17:26:51
Would anybody else like to see our players do a huddle at full time infront of the Sevco fans in the exact same spot as the 1999 “huddle”. just a thought bhoys hail hail.

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25 Apr 2018 18:01:05
The exact same spot will do fine for me right in front of the Huns and main stand and don’t rush it. Only issue is there will be no Huns left at full time so if we’re ahead after 45 minutes can I have a half time huddle please? ☘️.

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25 Apr 2018 18:58:13
Just let's win the game first and foremost; then decide.

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25 Apr 2018 19:08:00
Totally agree OaB.
We need to concentrate on winning the game first, before even thinking about what celebrations happen.
I am sure the Dark side, The Ref, Linesman, SFA and SPFL will be doing EVERYTHING in their power to make sure we don't win this game and clinch the league.

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25 Apr 2018 19:10:11
Game will be done and dusted at half time OAB.

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25 Apr 2018 19:29:08
Would agree with you OaB. Let's just win the game first and foremost. I like your confidence JFB but l can't see them being as bad as last time plus l am sure Scott Brown comments will have touched a nerve with them. Just hope there is nothing more said by us and let the football do the talking.

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25 Apr 2018 19:46:47
What did Brown say Oscar?

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25 Apr 2018 22:37:58
brown said that Hibs are 2nd best team in the league and not The Rangers.

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26 Apr 2018 00:13:47
Yes the most important thing on Sunday is to win the game .
I am sure Scot and the bhoys will be able to come up with non pre- arranged celebrations that will send us all home happy .
Every game has to be won on it's own merit, there are no easy games and everyone involved has to have their head in the right place and that certainly means no preplans for celebrating.

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26 Apr 2018 00:26:58
Has the ref been announced? Doubt Bobby will get it again after his decent showing last time round.

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25 Apr 2018 23:24:48
Over confidence might have more bearing on the final result than the quality of the opposition, I hope the players don't have the same mindset as some of the posters on here.

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