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15 Aug 2017 16:36:56
Any truth we are after the boy fae Holland Ed?

{Ed007's Note - Not that I know of. Espanyol, Watford and Stoke have all shown interest in signing Miquel Nelom and I can't see him being happy coming here to be KT's understudy.}

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15 Aug 2017 17:03:01
Do you think that BR is looking for left back options with the idea of moving KT into the centre?

First time post :)

15 Aug 2017 18:05:18
Seems he can play CB tae ed.

{Ed007's Note - I know.}

14 Aug 2017 23:51:46
rumours tonight paddy in glasgow.

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15 Aug 2017 01:06:50
I thought perhaps naming him in the travelling squad for this friendly could be a ruse.

However, I can't see what benefit of lying by city.

Why say he's there if he's not, it's no secret that he's not in the plans down there.

I don't think he's in Glasgow but would love to be wrong.

15 Aug 2017 01:10:35
Bull shit.

15 Aug 2017 06:04:11
Absolute garbage.

15 Aug 2017 09:12:18
Please stop this utter Shoite eh! I know it's a rumours page but give it a by! Paddy is in Spain with Man City!

15 Aug 2017 09:35:58
Well said Rich T and LH86. The guy is in Spain with city. Let's just face facts he is not coming to us before the game tomorrow. God help the board and BR is we lose any more players to injury in the first leg especially griffs!

15 Aug 2017 10:11:48
Gid help the board if we go out this round.

15 Aug 2017 10:14:47
We all want him to come mate but it's just getting ridiculous now! Let's concentrate on the players who are going to be out on the pitch 2morrow! And hope the decision not to bring in cover upfront and in defence doesn't come back to bite us on the arse! And like u said, pray wee Griffiths can get through these 2 games! It's vital the wee man is in the team!

15 Aug 2017 11:52:28
info came from tommy burns son, but he's obviously in spain now, my internet just went slow according to my crappy network lol.

15 Aug 2017 13:27:53
Aint buying your cowpat cough james mate, im starting to think your hoops 88.

15 Aug 2017 18:30:47
Chris Sutton just said live on BT sports that Paddy is definitely signing.

14 Aug 2017 19:30:09
Sebastian Polter to be signed by tonight 1.8m from Union Berlin.

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14 Aug 2017 20:20:21
Is that a fact?

14 Aug 2017 20:28:03
Where you hear this fella.

14 Aug 2017 20:32:21
He was howling at QPR! Think we're linked to every striker with a pulse just now.

14 Aug 2017 20:41:38
He'd be a decent 3rd choice. Scored some decent goals and good runs in behind defence at Berlin.

14 Aug 2017 20:49:24
Boab 1983 are you the famous "buckfast boab" from YouTube?

14 Aug 2017 21:01:16
We already have Nadir Ciftci, so no need for another lump of wood.

14 Aug 2017 20:39:40
Never going to happen nae chance and PR I would leave him if he does not want to come full time. he's done well for us the last 18 months but I would pass on him another year is a waste of time and money bring through we Nesbit he's been doing well what do u think ED.

{Ed007's Note - The Polter link is made up nonsense on Tw@tter.}

14 Aug 2017 21:15:44
Are the rumours about Ings a load of nonsense? Should forget about him and try and get Solanke on loan from them instead. Never even got off the bench for them at the weekend.

14 Aug 2017 21:27:38
In that market are we likely to get anybody who exceeds cifci?

14 Aug 2017 21:29:38
If its the guy am thinking it is he's howling.

{Ed007's Note - That's him.}

14 Aug 2017 21:30:02
Few different sources on twitter. Apparently he was at Rosshall today. His stats at QPR are rotten but looks like he's hit form back in Germany. Big target man and not a bad 3rd choice. Would rather a loan deal myself.

14 Aug 2017 21:46:38
Any time a saw him with qpr he was awful hope as ed says this is nonsense ciftci better than him.

14 Aug 2017 21:59:05
Could cifti get added to the squad?

14 Aug 2017 22:13:04
A p*sh Twitter page "confirmed" he was having a medical in Glasgow when 1/ 2 hour before he had posted on social media from Berlin.

14 Aug 2017 22:29:40
Christmas more rubbish linked to us again. If we did need another strike why not Louis moult. Guy knows the Scottish football and can score goals there too.

14 Aug 2017 23:00:22
I'm not the famous buck fast boab but that guy sounds cools as fcuk! Ciftci is shore but I'd rather we tried to get Louis moult or Liam Boyce who are good 3rd choice and can stroll it in the spl with the amity of chances we create.

{Ed007's Note - Liam Boyce joined Burton Albion a few weeks back and got injured after a few weeks there, he'll miss most if not all of this season.}

14 Aug 2017 23:52:36
Aye I meant before he signed. Boyce moult or Adam Rooney would score a rubbish load with the amount of chances we create.

{Ed007's Note - Forget that - did you know that The Wachowski Brothers, the guys that made The Matrix films, are now both women?? Dafuq's that all about!}

15 Aug 2017 00:45:59
That's a shame. I know that guy kinda. Went to school with him and was a huge celtic fan but became a bit of a target with rangers fans on one of their sites a few years back.

He's a comical looking chap, just put two and two together due to the name and year lol.

Google "buckfast boaby" and you'll see him. Might even recognise him from some games as I know he used to be season ticket holder.

14 Aug 2017 10:28:26
Ed, simple question:

Will we sign Paddy Roberts in the next 48 hours?

{Ed007's Note - No. Roberts is expected to fly to Spain with the City squad for a 4 day training camp later today.}

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14 Aug 2017 12:22:37
Ed, simple question.

Why do we always f**k about when it comes to completing ANY deal?

{Ed007's Note - It's not always our fault, Niall. Deals take time these days and there'll be players we've scouted, even spoke to them, their agent and club and that we could sign today but someone at the Club has taken a step back from from whatever reason.
Celtic will have spoken to loads of agents and Clubs about players we'll never hear of this summer, when we do get a sniff of someone people think he should be signed that day while the reality is we might only have enquired if the player is available.
The majority of the players we're linked with is just made up stories by hit whoring websites, the papers, SLY to get you betting or on Twitter. According to Twitter Roberts has been signing everyday since last Monday when it was supposedly us or Nice.}

14 Aug 2017 12:24:08
Gutted. Really thought we'd get him in. Can you see anyone else coming on instead?

{Ed007's Note - Rodgers seems to think so.}

14 Aug 2017 12:32:37
Well ****! I was really hoping we would get a huge boost before the game on Wednesday.

14 Aug 2017 13:07:53
I think the player Rodgers was referring to was Paddy. Something must have happened in the last couple of days to delay the deal.

14 Aug 2017 13:10:12
Can't see it and even if we do they won't be match fit so won't play anyway all too late again I hope this does not mean we miss out on CL fingers xd we do get to the CL HH.

14 Aug 2017 13:10:25
Can believe we have still not got some signings sorted. We are going into the last round of the champions league qualifiers with two CB out, no real back up for left back (one if the best in Europe in my opinion) , one CF out till September ( who has been injured for a while now ) and our only fit striker have injury doubts with his calf. This is typical celtic taking a chance that they can get through by spend as little as possible but yet going on about getting to the last 16! What a joke. Fine if paddy's side of things is out of our hand but surely the board and BR ( who l think is superb before u say anything ) could have sorted out players before now. We are taking a huge game going into this game in certain positions. What happens if griffs calf goes in the first few mins. Forrest up front! This who thing is driving me mad. I hope l am wrong but l fear the worse.

14 Aug 2017 13:12:55
Ed any ideas if some players are lined up but are holding off till they see if we are I champions league?

{Ed007's Note - There could be but I hope not, Kev. If a player doesn't want to be here to help us qualify then he can get stuffed as far as I'm concerned. Is playing in qualifiers beneath them?}

14 Aug 2017 13:17:04
Cheers for the response Ed. I appreciate that deals take time to finalise. We all remember Eboue walking the streets of Glasgow for days waiting on his work permit coming through!

Just very frustrating that we appear to be short up top and at the back. Other reports also suggest we are keen on a permanent deal for Roberts but we are haggling over a buy-back option. Just seems that we love to haggle and it may end up costing us.

{Ed007's Note - I don't think we are short at the back, Niall. We still have Simunovic and Ajer, Lustig and Tierney can play in there too and Bitton will do at SPFL level. If we buy another CB because of the Boyata and Sviatchenko injuries we will be bloated for CBs when they return. A CB pairing of Lustig and Simunovic, with Ralston and Tierney as FBs will be more than enough to see off Astana. Or we could go 3 at the back with Lustig, Simunovic and Tierney there and play a 3-4-3:


14 Aug 2017 13:33:28
Yes if players don't want to join B4 qualifying then F off we are Celtic players should be wanting to join us where ever we play so F them common the hoops HH.

{Ed007's Note - That's how I feel too, Rich. Just to get the chance to playing for Celtic is a privilege and an honour not many are lucky to achieve, there should be no conditions about tournament participation etc.
A bit off topic but I see VVD has said he wants to leave Southampton to win trophies and play European football - wasn't he doing both of those up here? Things like that annoy me, players saying they want to leave say an Everton or Southampton to play in the CL, well come up here and sign for us for £25-30k week and if you play well you'll be in the CL every year. It's all bollocks, what they want is the wages that the rich CL clubs pay.
VVD has really went down in my estimations these last few weeks but I then I remembered how he went on strike with us in 2014 against Dundee because we refused to sell him during that window.}

14 Aug 2017 13:40:10
Think I'd prefer the 4-2-3-1 to be honest.
Make sure Sinclaire and forrest stays wide rogic in middle at number 10 role.

{Ed007's Note - What would your back 4 be? Ralston at RB with Lustig in the middle or Lustig at RB with Ajer or Bitton partnering Simunovic?

14 Aug 2017 14:11:43
Ed what's the score with the young striker Atkins?

{Ed007's Note - Aitchison, remember he's just a kid, Kev but I am surprised he wasn't on the bench against Kilmarnock last week. Here's an article I found last night btw:


14 Aug 2017 14:12:44
Ed ad go with young ralston and lustig in middle as he's got a defenders brain and won't take any chances unlike bitton whos did ik btw.

{Ed007's Note - It's a big game to play Ralston in, it's not a difficult opponent but the importance of the game and the pressure that comes with that would need to be taken into consideration. I'd hate to see the lad make a mistake that cost us a goal in such an important match. The lad - and the manager - would get slaughtered by some people.}

14 Aug 2017 14:16:08
So do u think that Rodgers was hopeful of PR joining or do they have something up their sleeves I am thinking it was Roberts and we will b lucky to get in anyone before window closes ED?

{Ed007's Note - Yeah I think Rodgers was hoping something would happen with Roberts. Who knows, they might pull something out the hat today but I don't think so. There will be signings before the window closes though so I wouldn't be worrying about that.}

14 Aug 2017 14:40:58
Anyone of they combinations would do me ok ed.
Think Ralston biton and Ajer all capable in there.

{Ed007's Note - And remember we beat this team last year with O'Connell and Janko playing.}

14 Aug 2017 15:31:45
Ed, as long as the PL keeps getting marketed the way it does, our club becomes less and less attractive to players who haven't grown up as fans because the level of competition and exposure is very poor. Young players these days just see the PL as the be-all and end-all (with Barca, Real and Bayern chucked in there too) . The sad reality is some players (mainly foreigners) would rather go the Championship down south than come to us if we didn't get CL football because of the crazy money and, of course, their "dream to play in the PL" - regardless of whether that's for Man Utd or Huddersfield! Take Onyekuru for example, Everton are a good team but I get the feeling he would have joined ANY PL team before us.

14 Aug 2017 15:35:25
Got to disagree about Astana not being a difficult opponent ED, think it will be a real battle to reach the group stages mate! Especially if we go with bitton at the back! They knocked out legia Warsaw in the last round to so they'll be no mugs! Think they'll be a step up from rosenborg to.

{Ed007's Note - I've watched them, they're no better than Rosenborg and Legia should have beat them.}

14 Aug 2017 15:39:09
Hi Ed. Would love to see the young lad ralston play at right back to allow lustig to CB or else Ajer play CB and leave lustig at right back. I think bitton has done well but my only fear is he seems to take a touch too many which in mid field u can get away at times but at the back like at the weekend he got caught against Partick. European ref would definitely have given that as a penalty. Plus not sure he would have the pace against a quick CF.

14 Aug 2017 15:49:24
Ed that would be my only concern ralstons lack of experience but a think ad risk it mate.

{Ed007's Note - I'd be confident that he would handle it especially at home.}

14 Aug 2017 16:09:05
I actually thought rosenborg were bang average ED! lol. i seen a bit of Astanas home game with legia, not world beaters but thought they done ok. would be much more confident if we didn't have these injury problems and Sinclair rogic and Armstrong were all flying! Do u think we can afford another 0-0 going over there ED?

{Ed007's Note - Rosenborg played like an SPFL team against us and were really difficult to break down, they were pretty pish but I didn't expect anything else. Astana will play a more open game and we'll be able to find space and hopefully hurt them. I wouldn't like to go over there at 0-0 but if we did I'd be confident of us scoring and not losing. I'm confidently hopeful for a 2-0 win on Wednesday.}

14 Aug 2017 16:39:47
I would rather Lustig and ralston but Rodgers will go with NB at the back. With the view of the transfer activity we always seem to hang on until CL qualification is confirmed which is not the way any of us want it, it would be nice to see the commitment and belief that what ever our plans are we follow through with them. I get we can get better deals at the end of the window but would of been nice to get Roberts or another RW IN.

14 Aug 2017 17:41:29
Big thread Ed, Nice to see been a while since seen one (y)

1) Ralston is very easy for me to play in there it is his natural position built like the side of a tenement IMO could easily let Gamboa go now ( nobody even mentioning him! )

2) VVD Doesn't surprise me big Pierre did the same must be a Dutch thing getting what they want or demand

3) See the auld Celtic shares jumping the day again as predicted/ advised mate DD stake alone in the club nearing the 40 mill mark now! (Y)

14 Aug 2017 19:24:43

This is a bit like a Balague Q&A.

Only differences are you know what you are talking about and your tongue isn't up Messi's backside!

{Ed007's Note - Cheers mate lol}

15 Aug 2017 00:04:22
Yeah aye know I've been f Roberts but easily how long if things were possible ok to come out n how long would it take PR to get to Celtic park not long there is still hope but a faint hope haha.

{Ed007's Note - Patience......

14 Aug 2017 23:56:54
no such player called atkins.

15 Aug 2017 07:11:07
Ye jb67 ed corrected me about 6 messages back.

13 Aug 2017 23:15:29
talking to one of the workers on nights with me a little while ago and he lives at the gates of Lennoxtown complex. He says that large silver Merc came out back gates tonight just as he was heading to work with driver and he was sure Paddy Roberts in back seat. He said it is very unusual to see anyone come out that late on a Sunday night.

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14 Aug 2017 00:26:30
No way no that late on a Sunday no chance hope he does but can't c it they mite do something but not for Roberts just now mayb after CL games.

14 Aug 2017 10:04:10
Some reports now say roberts signing depends on qualifying for the group stages.

It's rumbling on a bit is it not?

14 Aug 2017 10:55:45
Its daen ma heed in hope it doesn't bite us in the erse if we wait.

14 Aug 2017 11:05:27
I always thought it would depend on champions league football from city point of veiw.

14 Aug 2017 11:56:42
He's travelled to Spain with city squad for a friendly tomorrow.

14 Aug 2017 23:54:43
seemingly he was in arnold clark on sunday afternoon getting a puncture sorted on his car.

12 Aug 2017 23:30:00
Rumour is Danny Ings is striker Celtic are looking at.

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13 Aug 2017 09:20:06
We already have 2 injury prone strikers. No chance will we add a third.

13 Aug 2017 11:05:26
couldnt afford his wages, plus he won't come to play 2nd or 3rd choice.

13 Aug 2017 11:15:57
That wis 4 year ago, think Liverpool are going to give him a shot this season.

13 Aug 2017 12:37:41
rumours picking up tonight tomtam, 6 month loan.

13 Aug 2017 13:52:27
Who's that?

13 Aug 2017 14:25:14
It must be getting to that part of the window where the rumours are rife because I over herd 2 guys in front of me on the flight back from alicante talking that we wanted someone called coulibally from gent, never heard of him before anyone who could shine a light on this would be welcome.

13 Aug 2017 17:10:51
He is a striker with Ghent, there was a player with same name who scored from 40 yards against de vries, he played for Kilmarnock.

13 Aug 2017 17:13:40
AG, a think he was the killie player they had scored a peach against us and they sold him on for a million, he had his contract ripped up I think.

13 Aug 2017 17:17:16
Are we actually in for him tho? And is any good?

13 Aug 2017 17:41:43
Different player, same second name.

13 Aug 2017 19:47:24
Had a google at him, names kalifa coulibally. Looks a big lad and strong as a horse. Hope there's something in it could be doing with someone like him.

14 Aug 2017 23:50:23
Bookies have priced Paddy to Celtic at 1/5. that's it jinxed now haha.

12 Aug 2017 18:52:26
Just been hearing that paddy Roberts wants to move back up here but man city want him to go to Southampton on loan to test himself, makes me wonder weather we might get him on a permanent deal if city decide to just offload him if he won't listen to there advice.

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12 Aug 2017 22:22:03
No chance cowabunga he will listen to them the wee man wants to try and make it at City so me thinks he will listen to them if not I will apologies if Roberts7 sighs hh.

12 Aug 2017 20:01:52
We are being linked with a 20 year old defender from Ajax Cape Town, South Africa. Ricardo Coetzee, boy has 16 full caps for South Africa and 90 club appearances in the top devision of SA football.

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12 Aug 2017 21:07:45
Unknown not the answer.

12 Aug 2017 21:51:35
Victor wanyama - nobody heard o him

Van dijk - "

If this guy IS who we r going for let's trust BR knows wit he's doin. am all for finding these hidden gems (well maybe) but we kani expect in our league to attract top class defenders to come in with a high wage bill and cut it by 75% . on another note C'mon Tha fekn HOOPS! and HIBEEES 😂




12 Aug 2017 22:23:17
This young lad is highly thought off.

I would be very happy if we brought him in.

12 Aug 2017 22:53:18
Leader, remember Lubo.

13 Aug 2017 10:19:49
Kevt . Ajer is highly thought of and is already here . id rather we brought in an experienced guy .

12 Aug 2017 19:33:34
The Boss Brendan stated that Celtic would do there proper business late in the transfer window as he knows how the English market works. So would everyone calm down let our manager do what he said from the start he was going to do. Honestly some celtic fans on here sound like the tribute act fans. We are Celtic and Brendan will not let us down.

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12 Aug 2017 20:54:03
I didn't catch BR saying that dth, but hopefully he's right and we will do some business towards end of the market.
I do remember him saying we would be stronger by the time the qualifiers come round, which I'm unsure if we are, but suppose the injurys haven't helped with that.
I just hope we can get past Astana or it won't be looking good for anymore signings. HH.

12 Aug 2017 21:12:18
How will he not let us down mate. We are weaker full sto. We have two strikers injured two centre backs who aren't good enough for European group stages injured. Let's be honest. He left it too late, what players and where mate., the EPL prices and mArket are stupid. Push players are costing silly money. Where's Roberts, if he doesn't come, what then hated.

12 Aug 2017 21:37:57
I wouldn't say we're weaker, just unlucky with injuries. What decent striker is going to come to Parkhead knowing full well we play 1 striker upfront and when Dembele and Griffiths are fit he might end up playing third fiddle. If we rush out and sign a centre back now all that it's going to result in Is us being totally overloaded in defence when everyone's fit. I agree that our centre backs aren't off group stage quality but we may need to shift more players on before signing more. No point signing players just for the sake of it and bloating both the squad and the wage bill. On a more positive note I've been impressed with Ntcham since he's signed.

12 Aug 2017 21:38:58

That logic will make plenty of sense if we crash out of the Champions League and we don't have the proper funds available or the attraction of the CL for the players we want to sign.

Also let's deal in facts for once. after we qualified for the Champions League last season we signed 1 player. That one player was Christian Gamboa. In my eyes our third choice right back. So do you think we did well last season after the EPL teams had settled their squads?

12 Aug 2017 18:28:03
Any news on kouassi? Thought he was having a scan a few days ago?

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12 Aug 2017 23:45:02
Sure Kennedy said find out beginning of week after specialist sees the scans.


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