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13 Aug 2018 22:04:43
Anyone heard that Ed and Jozo will miss the game tomorrow?

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13 Aug 2018 22:45:49
Aye Eds got Mass, not sure about Jozo though. 😂.

14 Aug 2018 00:37:46
Haha aye des a heart eddy is injured but hope it's rubbishe.

14 Aug 2018 07:13:51
😂 good 1 Stan.

13 Aug 2018 06:55:27
Not sure if true or not but this was on twatter! -
BREAKING: @SouthamptonFC have accepted a loan offer from @CelticFC for Goalkeeper Fraser Forster. The player will travel to Glasgow to discuss personal terms this week.

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13 Aug 2018 07:34:44
Would love if that was true but i am wondering why they would sigh Forster when we are desperate for centre halves and just signed Bain?

13 Aug 2018 08:43:36
Was that from agent Kevin cos it sounds like his pish.

13 Aug 2018 09:16:53
Anyone know if Arzani has actually signed for us yet?

13 Aug 2018 09:22:54
Think we are waiting on a work permit mate.

13 Aug 2018 11:36:42
Barry white Brendan loves Gordon.

13 Aug 2018 16:10:39
I would hazard a guess this is pure jobbies.

Why when Gordon is fit and first choice.
We have Bain as back up.

We have higher priority areas needing looked at than goalkeeper.

A RB, CB, CM (to replace Armstrong) , Winger (replace PR) .

13 Aug 2018 16:39:24
Jan Bednarek.

13 Aug 2018 18:28:31
This just in:- looking to play big Forster at Centre half.

13 Aug 2018 19:01:33
Like it oab.

13 Aug 2018 23:00:04
I see nothing to indicate that Brendan loves Gordon
He would be one hell of a stupid manager if he didn't pick his best goalkeeper.

12 Aug 2018 23:27:41
jonace, surely it was our Brendan who spilt the beans to the press . He didn't demonstrate much integrity, talking to Scottish media re. Mc Ginn before AEK match.

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13 Aug 2018 00:13:37
He was asked a question! Funny how the press ask him but it's heads down n no awkward questions at them 🤣 get a grip omc 🙈.

13 Aug 2018 03:17:08
Brendan has signed 3 decent players, the rest shouldn't be at Celtic. His results in Europe are embarrassing and both Lennon and Strachan did much better. Brendan is in my opinion starting to think he is bigger than Celtic and if I'd have my way I'd thank him, let him leave and get Lennon back. I don't trust Brendan to spend wisely and I don't think the board do either.

13 Aug 2018 07:30:42
What utter drivel.

He signs Edouard, Morgan and Bain during the summer and you say the board don’t trust him? They missed out on McGinn, yeah it’s a bit of a sore one but highly doubt that it’s down to them not trusting him.

We should be looking forward and hoping we get through tomorrow night.

Lennon would be a complete step back.

13 Aug 2018 07:46:21
Also, don’t think for a second that he thinks he is bigger than the club, however I do think he believes Celtic are bigger than what we allow ourselves to be and should match his ambition. He wants to compete in Europe yet has that defence to deal with? He has done since he came in, with the exception of Hendry and Gamboa, I won’t even include Comperr as he has hardly kicked a ball. Hendry is still to show that he is up to it and hell knows what’s going on with Gamboa but that’s up to BR to make the call.

Sinclair was player of the season in his first year, BR can’t be at fault for him losing form.

Moussa has been a great signing regardless of injury.

Edouard looks the real deal.

Ntcham is getting better week, in week out.

Morgan need to see what happens with him.

Bain looks a tidy addition.

Comperr is a total dud.

Kouassi looks total gash.

Gamboa shows promise but that’s compared to Lustig, something must have happened with him.

Musonda was a disaster.

Hayes long term injury.

Roberts long term injury.

You could go through each managers term and see who they signed that were good / bad.

13 Aug 2018 08:22:28
Yeah the Celtic plc have a rich history of not buying when in the postion of strength. Still some cover up for them. How Brendan is getting the blame is unbelievable. It's like people don't actually follow Celtic but will make a comment anyway.

13 Aug 2018 10:11:50
If this was a one of situation regarding standing still then maybe you could see the point of the board defenders. Sadly, it’s not. It’s a pattern that has been repeated all of my life as a supporter. Waiting until this stage and still no new players for our awful defence is nothing short of incompetence.

McGinn was a symptom of this approach. Dithering, penny pinching ego trip from Lawell. Boyata, first chance he gets wants away, didn’t anybody see that coming? He’s now shamefully pulled the bad back card to miss the ganecagainst AEK and we are without Ajer too. Hendry isn’t the answer and to rely on him is unfair tonys and the boy himself.

We could be out against a team we are better than, or should have been if we had got players in early. There is no guarantees in football except if you stand still you go back. If we crash out then the blame for that to me lies at the boardroom.

After a double treble, CL money, season tickets sold and a waiting list they had no excuse for them to continue the dithering cheapskate approach. Every now and again I start to believe we will move on and get quality in to sort it at least improve us defensively. Again and again this proves to be a pipe dream. Blaming Rogers for thecsutuation we are in is ridiculous. He gave them a list, they gave him nothing to help us qualify. That’s the scandal here.

Saturdays team selection was wrong and showed we need more qualitybwhen we leave out first team players.

I actually still think we can beat this mob but it will be all the more difficult due to having to take them in weaker than we finished last year. That’s not on and if we do crash out I am clear in my mind where the responsibility for that lies and it ain’t at Rogers door. If he had signed a couple of Comper’s again then he would have been het but he has not one addition.

Another self inflicted blow. To go on the shelf with the countless others where our boards fear of investing when in front derails us. We have a fight this year for the first time, and failing to tool up for it is a dereliction of duty. £60m down the drain through complacency is a farce. Trying to deflect that failure onto Rogers is avoiding the real historical truth about the lack of balls our boards have always had.

Lawell more than most must be hoping for a result. His strategy is front and centre and he bares the ultimate responsibility as he is the man who makes the deals, or in his case, hasn’t. Poor judgement. A final thought, had McGinn been in instead of the more expensive Kouassi would have been better and anybody who disagrees with that is kidding themselves on.

13 Aug 2018 13:29:34
Fantastic post Majic that won't go down well with the far to 'faithful through and through brigade'anyone who is surprised at this board must have been in hiding for many a year
HH.

13 Aug 2018 14:34:46
Can't believe how quick some people are to stick a knife in Brendan. Shame on you. HH.

13 Aug 2018 19:33:22
Can’t believe some of the pish being posted on here. Seems there are many who are even more gullible than the sevvies. The orcs have the guts of 20 million in shareholder loans, a TOP share order to sort out, an investigation into the application for a UEFA licence, they can’t sell their new humming shirts, a squad full of dross, an under 18s manager and yet all the Scottish press can talk about is our lack of additions to a squad that has won every domestic competition put in front of them. On top of that, Brendan came out on Saturday and said there was no issue between him and the board and he is loving every minute of the job. Wake up, you’re falling for this rubbishe hook, line and sinker. We’re in a better place than we’ve been for a long time.

13 Aug 2018 20:59:51
Remember when this was a transfer rumours page,2-2 tomorrow, Forrest, Eddy.

13 Aug 2018 21:04:48
Eddy supposed to be unfit for tomorrow, Griffiths and Forrest.

13 Aug 2018 23:05:24
Some people reckon that some of our better buys were from P L and son .
I wonder who was responsible for Musonda, I know many on here were very excited at the thought we were getting him .
One quick glance at him and I who would be far from an expert, thought he was far to lights& under developed.
I don't know how anyone could stand over spending money on loan for him.

14 Aug 2018 00:05:51
can mcginn play at centreback?

nah

get over him and move on

We all slated Boyata - then he has a few good games, plays against engerland at worldcup and now he wants away - Jozo - inconsistent, injury prone and can't play on plastic. Ajer and Hendry - too young and a risk playing together. comperr just no. This is where we MUST strengthen and NOW. Our defence is and has been a nightmare in waiting. I know this, you know this, Brendan knows this, the board knows this - so why have they not bought anyone ready to go.

we never have and never will splurg on players - so mcginn/ midfielder was always a no for me - UNTIL defence was sorted.

yeah armstrong away - we have christie and allan back - both spl quality. Roberts wasnt getting a game over forrest.

14 Aug 2018 18:42:56
Only a thorough bred person would talk about signing McGinn before Kuoassi . Now I know P L was slow bringing McGinn over the line and maybe guilty of believing reports of McGinn only signing for Celtic. I am pretty sure we had Kuoassi bought a full year before losing out on McGinn.

12 Aug 2018 23:21:46
Think this should be a wake up for Mr Lawell and rest of the board, they would not invest when Martin O'neil asked to strengthen when we reached European Final in 2002 and what happened he left and it took us till 2016 to get a manager who made us get bums off seats and enjoy our football again, Neil Lennon did well but he hasn't had same impact as Bredan, if he goes where do we get a manager with his passion and management skills that could take us to next level, we should be way out in front of other opponents but today's result show we haven't got enough quality when u change the team.

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13 Aug 2018 00:14:33
At least get the year right we reached euro final if your going to troll Bruce. Secondly my bum was off my seat many times when Strachan took us to CL last 16 twice.

13 Aug 2018 07:51:19
Strachan was in charge when we got beat 5-0 by Artmedia Bratislava, how is that not more embarrassing than getting beat by the best teams in the world? PSG beat Barcelona 4-0 and then Barcelona beat them 6-1 in the return leg. This is the elite teams of world football.

We have had a bad week, first in BRs time, get over it and back the club and manager cause they will get it right.

13 Aug 2018 08:44:58
European football is harder now that it was under oneil strachen and Lennon.
Bruce strachen brought us guys like naka who certainly got me off my seat. Especially against Man Utd.
Can't even get the year UEFA final right.

13 Aug 2018 09:15:15
You asking me that question Callum? I was replying to BB when he said we've never had our bums off seats since UEFA Cup final. Come on keep up son🤣.

13 Aug 2018 23:07:07
MO'N did well for us in his early yrs . But it took 10 yrs and more of downsizing to get our finances under control.

12 Aug 2018 23:14:44
My head is all scrambled with all this transfer talk.
Could it be the case the club are starting to view BR as a top coach but a pretty hopeless talent spotter and want to take more control back in that area.
Ddv, kouassi, commper, hendry, Hayes, Sinclair, and many more were all BR driven signings.

MD was being worked on when RD was at the club and with his man city back ground am sure the club would have had a say in the ON deal.
Over the last few years we have spent some money just on pretty poor players.

The turn point in the hole things appears to be the musonda deal. BR fought tooth and nail to get him PL pulled out all the stops and it was a disaster.
Maybe then the club have tried to take some power back.
Am just trying to look at why there seems to be a big change in things over the last few months and this theory is all I can come up with.

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12 Aug 2018 23:29:04
You may be right with your first point jj. But it still asks the question why no one has been signed since edouard.

12 Aug 2018 23:58:48
With an outlay of only £1m we have barely touched what should be the "warchest" it was key we did sign Edouard as both Griffiths and Dembele have been unavailable. But defence was always the issue with Gamboa, Lustig, Boyata at the world cup. Now with Ajer suspended we are down to the bare bones at the back as Compper can't buy a start right now. We should've sorted CB out before now especially now Boyata has spat his dummy out leaves us even worse off. Surely we should be waking up to some movement on signing a new CB.

13 Aug 2018 00:14:56
You can’t throw Sinclair’s name in as a bad signing. He’s scored about 50 goals in 2 seasons from left wing!

13 Aug 2018 12:16:20
I was thinking the same earlier mate.

If you look at most of the top clubs nowadays the managers (coaches) are basically just given players to work with. They may say they want a certain area strengthened but they usually don’t identify players.

That makes sense to me, the manager is the most important role in the club. Jack of all trades master of none comes to mind.

Either way let’s hope we don’t go back to accepting all of Man City’s rejects.

12 Aug 2018 19:57:49
Ed. Three or four people have told me that paddy Roberts agent was up last week. Something about him coming in on a four or five year deal. Have you heard anything on this. Cheers.

{Ed007's Note - It's Allan Preston (ex-Hearts player that used to be on BBC Sportsound) from Stellar Football that represents Roberts - and their other clients - in Scotland and the story is that he contacted Peter Lawwell the other day to see if Celtic would be interested in signing Roberts on a permanent deal.
It's probably from Preston that ex-Celtic Boys Club player Alex Rae heard that he was coming back too.}

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12 Aug 2018 20:55:51
Should his agent really need to be the one to contact us? You’d like to think that we were keeping an eye on his situation and as soon as their window closed we’d put a bid in.

12 Aug 2018 21:38:06
Rodgers himself has said he is keeping an eye on Roberts situation. Now that the Premiership window has closed we may be in a better position to do something.

12 Aug 2018 21:39:53
So baring that in mind could there be a 10percent chance of him joining us ED?

{Ed007's Note -

via GIPHY

12 Aug 2018 22:20:52
There is no fight club.

12 Aug 2018 22:21:56
Would rather we signed at least 2 defenders .

12 Aug 2018 22:46:21
Haha ed classic, never mind only 2 1/ 2 weeks to go 😂.

{Ed007's Note - I'm counting the minutes.......

12 Aug 2018 23:32:39
I wouldn't believe anything that comes from fat boy Preston half the time he doesn't know what day it is lol.

13 Aug 2018 07:58:28
Might just be me but I’m not 100% on signing Roberts again. He clearly thought he was better than Celtic and is only coming back because he couldn’t get a move elsewhere? I’d rather see a bit more movement in the defence tbh.

I would also prefer it if Brendan would stop tinkering with the team! There’s no coincidence why we went unbeaten in our first season, and looked convincing in doing so.

Martin O’Neill’s team competed in the champions league along with the league and cups yet never seemed to need rested like this team does. 5 changes at the weekend was just utterly ridiculous. He is a very clever man, so hoping he was doing it to prove a point that the quality isn’t in the depth we have.

13 Aug 2018 07:05:14
Cheers Ed your the man.

{Ed007's Note - (yes)

12 Aug 2018 14:50:46
Am hearing PR could be heading abroad Spain or France a possibility now PR back would be a start in the road to recovery for this window?

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12 Aug 2018 15:35:19
First time posting here Bhoys, been watching for a while. Jus to read a forum there saying the board and Rodgers have held a clear the air meetin (which I think was needed) anyone have information that this has taking place? 🍀.

12 Aug 2018 17:02:54
Don't know how that's possible. Didn't the team leave for Athens this morning?

12 Aug 2018 17:47:06
Marty I think the team flew out in the afternoon, not 100% sure tho I am going off the clubs social media posting the team in Glasgow airport at 5pm. It was Phil Mac Giolla Bhains thread. James Forrest who is on Facebook done a follow up on this but put a link to read the original thread so you can go in and have a look. What it basically says is that Desmond is pissed off that the board is not backing Rodgers and that it’s all came out in public. The meeting was to clear the air and get them all on the same page so we can move forward. It was mention that the centre back schar was put to the board to go and get for Rodger and they never done it and mcginn also who was the final straw for him. I am not sure how true this is but let hope it is.

12 Aug 2018 18:08:08
If Phil the Prophet of never occurring Doom is the source it’s obviously a load of rubbish. But they are going bust. Fact.

Everybody getting ready for a trip to Greece and they have a meeting? What if it ended badly before a vital game? Total madness to hold it before such a game. Only a board hellbent on fecking us up would do that.

Hold on.

Sorry Phil, you may have got something right at last. Take a bow.

12 Aug 2018 18:36:41
If it was my club and it was just issues to get back on the same page and moving forward then I would be making sure the meeting was held before the team traveled. As I said I don’t know how true it is but if it is and we have had some sort of positive outcome from it then I am happy with that.

12 Aug 2018 20:28:20
The article everyone is mentioning was written and published on 10th August. Squad flew out today.

11 Aug 2018 18:15:35
Well looks like boyatas agent causing bother. If it's true punt him.

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11 Aug 2018 19:18:58
Loads of people abuse McGinn for moving to England in a situation we messed him about too long.

Boyata has been here, is an absolute donkey and yet has the cheek to expect bids accepted down south etc

Lets see if the green tinted spec mob give him the abuse he deserves for being a passenger and acting like he's Maldini.

11 Aug 2018 20:18:52
I'd be happy to sell most out defenders. Apart from Ajer, Tierney. None are good enough.

11 Aug 2018 20:42:32
You got inside knowledge Kev?

11 Aug 2018 22:45:19
McGinn would, in my opinion, have been a Superstar for Celtic. Some say that he wouldn't have got a game but I doubt that somehow. He is a player in the mould of Paul McStay and I firmly believe that the board will regret missing out on him. The lad wanted to come to us. He made no secret about what he wanted but again our penny pinching board thought they were being clever and were playing on the idea that he would turn down any alternative offer. This should be a harsh lesson learned and shame on our club for allowing it to happen. HH.

11 Aug 2018 23:27:13
Naw DesH the gaffer was going on about it today and the agent running his mouth to the press saying he will sign a pre contract else where in January.

Tesla I am one of the ones not bothered by Mcginn not signing though I don't harbour him any ill will for making his choice.

If ANY player doesn't want to be at parkhead and he or his entourage start affecting the mood around the place he should be punted at the first opportunity.

Seem boyata has now started liking Seville Twitter page after they've shown interest in him.

11 Aug 2018 23:59:02
Sell him ASAP for 10 million if we get it. He’s had a good 6 months but before that he was a bomb scare every time he was on the pitch. You would think he owes the club, manager after they stuck by him as for two seasons before he’s hardly pulled up trees. Plus you can’t have players moping around causing trouble . Sell him and move on.

12 Aug 2018 07:04:41
Have to agree with those who are saying well boyata. It was heart in the mouth stuff most of last season when he had the ball. All of a sudden he plays a few matches the world cup and he thinks he a superstar. Well if the guy wants out then Celtic should sell asap and not let him go for free as it's clear he won't sign. And there is no way he is injuries as said. Let's take the money and run and get a new CB who wants to play for celtic.

12 Aug 2018 07:13:28
Boyata is a rat celtic and us fans stood by him when he was making mistakes on a weekly basis he has a few good months and now he thinks he is a superstar get rid ASAP. See if sevilla qualify for anything with that donkey in there team. He is a rat.

12 Aug 2018 08:11:27
With the £9 million we got offers for him and stupidly knocked back, no one will convince me otherwise with that kind of money we couldn’t have got a better centre half in? In fact I don’t believe we’d have had to spend anywhere near half that £9 million to replace boyata.

12 Aug 2018 11:05:05
Yip he can gtf if reports are true. Make him train with kids. I will happily drive him to wherever he wants to go. In boot of my car.

12 Aug 2018 11:10:37
Keep him and let him rot for a season. he's no better than what we have in our other 3, even Bitton. See how good he is in a year after that and where is career is then.

12 Aug 2018 12:57:22
My first instinct on reading about the strife he is causing this morning was knock him back to the u-19s for the year. Petulance aside, I'd punt him. Don't need that attitude anywhere in our ranks. He's a mediocre centre half and 10-15 Million ought to get us what we need: a Stubbs / Eliott type as another poster said, and allow Ajer, hendry, and possibly Sumo to develop with a seasoned operator.

12 Aug 2018 13:16:39
Mcginn a Paul mcstay 😂😂😂😂
You get some real nonsense on this site sometimes Ed007.

Cava if Elliot or Stubbs was playing football today they would both be well above the 10 million bracket.

Elliot was the best CB I've ever seen at Celtic and I include van djyk in that.

12 Aug 2018 13:19:50
Totally agree with bobcat, he would easily push Scott brown out if the team. Before I'm slated, I think Brown is a really good SPL player. But when he isn't fouling players, what does he actually bring? People say he keeps the ball moving which is fine but anyone can do that when every single pass is sideways. Genuinely think Ncham is 10 times the player. Box to box and think mcginn would have been similar.

12 Aug 2018 14:15:16
Don't disagree Kev, he was immense.

12 Aug 2018 16:07:02
What about McNeil and Aitken.

12 Aug 2018 17:49:18
Never seen mcniell play and big aitken was just about done at Celtic by time I remember him.

12 Aug 2018 19:05:14
Well Kev they are probably the 2 best defenders of longevity we have ever had along with Danny McGrain.

12 Aug 2018 21:23:37
Danny is one of my dad's favourite players but again before my time.

12 Aug 2018 21:33:25
I'd still say he's better than Simunovic. He's become a bit of a liability too. All elbows forearms and kicks now and his passing and decision making has become a little erratic too. Bayern Munich springs to mind. Maybe he needs an experienced partner at the back or he's just not cut out to be at Celtic?

12 Aug 2018 23:26:50
Kev83, good call with Elliot, great player but apart from McNeil the best centre back at Celtic Park that I have seen was Marc Rieper. Its just a pity injury robbed us of him!

11 Aug 2018 11:15:33

Celtic XI v Hearts: Gordon; Lustig, Simunovic, Hendry, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Hayes, McGregor, Sinclair; Griffiths.

Subs: Bain, Rogic, Ntcham, Edouard, Ajer, Forrest, Johnston.

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11 Aug 2018 11:24:10
Is that 3-4-2-1? Hayes is featuring more than I thought he would, he was good against Livi, has a great cross.

{Ed007's Note - Yeah it looks 3-4-2-1 to me.}

11 Aug 2018 11:40:41
For some strange reason the Club released the wrong team line up....... I've changed it to the new team now.

11 Aug 2018 11:51:28
What's happening with Gamboa Pretty perplexed he's left out completely unless he's injured? Thought he looked decent when he came back.

{Ed007's Note - That'll be the defence in Athens.}

11 Aug 2018 11:56:29
Come on lads. Need to step up today. A lot of people thinking we will collapse, I think we will win well. Won’t be easy but we will do it to feck up all of a Sevconia.

11 Aug 2018 11:57:53
That was a strange one. Still should have more than enough.

{Ed007's Note - Very weird.... and the length of time it took them to change it.}

11 Aug 2018 12:01:50
Somebody’s arse will be kicked me thinks.

11 Aug 2018 12:05:09
Ideal lineup that with Athens in mind. Should be strong enough for the 3 points and be good to see Hayes, Sinky, Kouassi, Griffiths stake a claim for a place. I'm assuming Kouassi is playing Ed as Ntcham is on the bench and starting lineup?

11 Aug 2018 13:56:13
Need to change things. Not happening all over the pitch. Hayes and Kouassi struggling,

11 Aug 2018 14:04:34
I predict a F up!

11 Aug 2018 14:15:20
This is poor again, like the other night hardly any shots on target again.

11 Aug 2018 14:26:36
Truly woeful performance.

11 Aug 2018 14:43:40
Unfortunately like during the week. Bullied again by a big C. F. and to be honest all over the pitch. Definitely certain second string players are no way good enough for celtic and even at this level which is a worry.

11 Aug 2018 14:44:35
Lacked all over. We already look like a team that’s played 40 games this season. Tired and a lack of real creativity. Physically, we aren’t at it either.

12 Aug 2018 23:04:39
If we go out on Wednesday I fear Brendan will walk. We can all feel that something is not right at the club. Already this could be a very long and hard season. Totally outplayed today and more worryingly out fought. No decent players coming in and the squad looks low on confidence.

11 Aug 2018 10:24:42
Boyata’s agent has had a dig at Celtic for not agreeing to sell him. Supposedly broken promises.

I don’t know what the promises were but as far as I’m concerned if a player has a contract, unless there’s a buyout clause there’s no requirement for us to accept offers. That annoys me about the current game, players and agents ignoring their contracts and demanding a move.

However he’s pretty much confirmed he won’t sign a new deal so we’re better off cashing in. Let’s just hope the club have a replacement lined up.

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