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04 Feb 2018 01:40:01
Any news on when we can expect Lustig, Ralston, Boyata and Ajer?

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04 Feb 2018 01:36:49
Musonda doesn't look any better than what we have, I know it's only two appearances so could be proved wrong, he has some nice touches, but doesn't look much of a threat, terrible team performance, too slow most of the time, the league isn't in the bag, not with the amount of injuries and the performances we have been putting in this season.

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04 Feb 2018 08:59:07
Beat me to it buddy. I will repeat what you said as I totally agree. As of now, the league is not in the bag. This dip in form in the last couple of MONTHS is worrying. HORRIBLE surface at Rugby Park, but the same for both teams. Come on Bhoys.

04 Feb 2018 09:07:55
Yesterday smacked of tinkering with a team to see how if we played a defensive formation with the el game in mind and we failed. 1 shot on target? We just too many changes and injuries so team was all over the place. Clarke's a smart guy and set up his team well.
Just a blip and we will learn from it.

04 Feb 2018 09:37:54
Got to laugh about that, Musonda for me looks head and shoulders above anything we have in midfield and cannot be judged on yesterday. Give him til the end of the month and he’ll be first pick.

04 Feb 2018 17:14:39
Jesus one full game and a short sub appearance and a bhoy is wrote aff already?
Got to laugh sometimes.

04 Feb 2018 18:04:48
He had two or three guys on him everytime he got the ball. Much like opposition teams do to roberts when he plays.

We need roberts back, they can't put three guys on both of them.

I thought he did awrite in both instances.

Too soon to write him off .

04 Feb 2018 01:24:48
Edouard should never have been dropped for todays game. Rodgers obviously desperate to give Musonda a start but why change a team that won so well?

Lot of negativity on here but very few praising Killie who I thought were phenomenal! Their workrate was incredible from start to finish and our players never got a minute. Mulumbu Scottish Premiership signing of the season by a mile. His first time through ball late on was immense. If only he was a few years younger!

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04 Feb 2018 12:42:05
I posted on here when he became a free agent and said Mulumbu would be a cracking signing. Every game I've watched him in this season he's bossed that midfield and pops up everywhere.

05 Feb 2018 07:58:36
would you want to go face Clarke if you hadn't given 110%?

03 Feb 2018 11:20:04

Celtic XI v Kilmarnock: De Vries: Hendry, Boyata, Ajer; Forrest, Kouassi, Brown, Tierney; Ntcham, Musonda, Dembele. (3-4-2-1)

Subs: Bain, Sinclair, Bitton, Miller, Edouard, McGregor, Gamboa

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03 Feb 2018 11:29:32
Like the look of that line up, really thought Charly bhoy would play in the number 10 role behind the striker, might change home about, some headache Brendan has when paddy, Tommy and Armstrong are back.

{Ed007's Note - Both Ntcham and Musonda are playing behind Dembele.}

03 Feb 2018 11:31:58
Like the look of this team, 0-3 won for Celtic today.

03 Feb 2018 11:33:10
Exciting stuff!

03 Feb 2018 11:43:34
Hendry straight in ed.
The average age of this team must be right low eh.

{Ed007's Note - It's 24.}

03 Feb 2018 11:59:39
And that with 2 bumping it up.

{Ed007's Note - If you take out DdV and Brown the average age of the other 9 is 21. I'm not a nerd btw :-D I've been up since the crack of dawn and been bored out my skull.}

03 Feb 2018 12:03:44
😂😂😂.

{Ed007's Note - :-)

03 Feb 2018 14:44:02
Well Bhoys I clearly got that prediction wrong, Killie toyed with us from start to finish. They looked fitter, stronger and most importantly more composed. Not a good debut from our new defender. Our midfield didn’t win a battle, overall we could and should have lost by 3. Let’s just hope we can pick our game up or will be lucky to win the SPL?

03 Feb 2018 15:02:19
See the over reactions are starting quick today. Luck to win the title?
What a load of nonsense. Same crap people spouted during Ronnie time and won both his titles by double figures.

03 Feb 2018 15:22:37
Kev get your head out your Ass, we have been crap this year. I hope I’m wrong but the league is far from over. That Kilmarnock team is made up of journeymen Pros abs the schooled us.

03 Feb 2018 15:23:28
Kev, I made several other points in my post above. Are they all wrong?

03 Feb 2018 15:42:42
Have we hit the hights of last year so far. No
But are we in danger of losing the league ABSOLUTELY NOT.
League cup won Qualified
Qualified for the champions league
Qualified for Europa league
Ahead in the league
Still in Scottish cup.
Oh this season has been a disaster eh?
Tell you what. I will bet you a score for charity we win this league by double digits again.

03 Feb 2018 15:52:59
Kev, I’ve got 2 bets on with my Rangers mate. £250 that will finish 25 points ahead of rangers this season ( very unlikely) and £250 that they won’t even finish second ( it’s 50/ 50) at the moment. I don’t make bets like that lightly, Rangers and Aberdeen have got better and we have got worse. You will not find a more disappointed Celtic supporter than me in regards to how badly we have played this year.

03 Feb 2018 15:55:57
Kev, you have not read my original post correctly? You have not agreed or disagreed that we got well beaten today by a team that pays no more thank 1k per week. It’s a shocking result.

03 Feb 2018 15:58:29
I thought Hendry was composed until last 5 when we were chasing the game, bitton never a defender should have gone to back 4!

03 Feb 2018 16:05:30
Did I agree with your statement that we were terrible and killie were the better team?
Nope because I agree.
But the nonsense about how Aberdeen and rangers are going to catch us and we will be lucky to winning SPFL?
How often did we hear that under Ronny? Load of crap then load of crap now.

03 Feb 2018 17:10:43
That was meant to say disagree in the 1st line 😂😂.

03 Feb 2018 18:16:00
What about Dorus? Surely he won’t play many more games. Scott Bain is a much better option.

03 Feb 2018 20:08:13
We're spoiled rotten 4 trophies in a row 2 defeats in over 70 games to turn on them for an away loss and saying we'll be lucky to win the spl is an overreaction don't panic.

04 Feb 2018 00:00:33
It was all amatuer stuff, did you see us win one 2nd ball, that's day one week one, not once did a decent cross go in the box even from corners, is something wrong within the squad, Rogers for all the good he has done needs to show a lot more flexibility within the starting 11 and realise when he needs to change formation not after a game like hearts but during a game like today, rant over any thoughts?

{Ed007's Note - I'd say he needs to show less flexibility. Choose a starting team and formation and with injuries etc permitting stick with it.}

04 Feb 2018 00:33:58
Dafabet. You actually said we will be lucky to win the league? 2 defeats since August 2016 and you are saying that. Get a grip.

04 Feb 2018 01:24:53
I agree, I’m not convinced we will win league, we are a terrible side this year, no getting away from it.

04 Feb 2018 01:31:33
DDV grew into the game and pulled off a few important saves.

04 Feb 2018 11:26:18
I said if we keep playing as we are then we will be lucky to win the league. We go to Aberdeen shortly and they beat Kilmarnock easily. Think before you post Bhoys. We are in a fight fir the SPL, there is no doubt about it. We have not won 4 games on a row this year, that means we have no consistency.

03 Feb 2018 10:46:10
Social media rumours of Hendry and Musonda starting today. Not sure who would drop out for Musonda but Hendry would make sense as we usually don't risk Jozo on that pitch.

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02 Feb 2018 20:14:31
I wonder how much truth is in the story about leicester wanting dosh plus paddy roberts for mahrez?, said that man city knocked it back, i thought city didn't rate the bhoy?

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02 Feb 2018 21:38:45
I heard it was other way around BW. That man city offered him but Leicester wanted all cash.

02 Feb 2018 01:57:35
just read young hendry he was released by us as a youngster and now he's back.

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01 Feb 2018 00:26:47
CELTIC sign Scott Bain and Jack Hendry - Official.

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01 Feb 2018 21:46:38
6 disagrees - love it.

01 Feb 2018 21:49:56
Dont worry I've got your back bro.

31 Jan 2018 23:23:01
LEE TOMLIN HAS SIGNED FOR FOREST

Cant have a transfer deadline day without his name cropping up on here!

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01 Feb 2018 12:56:27
Almost. until you posted.

02 Feb 2018 18:51:20
lennon tried to sign him for us lol.

31 Jan 2018 21:56:20
The board said we would spend £6-8 million if the right player came available.

Why oh why have we not went out and signed the bison?

I say we organise a protest march and boycott, imagine bringing in a lower quality singing like charly bhoy from Chelsea and retaining the services of the moose when we could have obtained the services of the SPLs most prolific haircut.

The season books won't be taken up I tell you.

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31 Jan 2018 22:09:46
Or we could do nothing and sit back and watch our club die, apparently its the done thing lol.

31 Jan 2018 23:03:51
and there it is. Lawwell wins the day again with a loan signing.

A good signing but again at the cost of not improving in other areas.

Also see this "watch our club die" by spending cash. that's not how "they" died btw

they tax dodged, they didn't die by spending. They died by spending someone elses cash and getting caught.

HUGE difference. get it right next time.

31 Jan 2018 23:20:38
Tesla I think u missed my point, I was referring to the sevco fans.

01 Feb 2018 00:45:59
Maybe so, but I've seen so many people delighted at this transfer window. it's a disgrace tbh. So many people lowered their standards. We should be trying to improve.

Right now it's one step fwd and two steps back. Get inexperienced players, develop, sell.

repeat, repeat. No progression. No investment to move forward. Just happy stuck in one place, going nowhere.

Yet quite happy to put ticket prices up.

01 Feb 2018 07:43:51
Most important thing was retention this window mate. Last window we were close to seeing a few regulars leave, we have strengthened instead. Support and be happy man.

01 Feb 2018 07:43:44
I completely get where Tesla is coming from.
If I told you at the start of the window that we would have the injuries that we have now but don't worry we'll get Scott Bain on loan and a cb who'll soon be 23 but people still refer to as a "young prospect" who has only ever made 56 professional appearances, half of which are with Dundee. I am confident that all of you would've been dissapointed.
We have spent less than the new club who are apparently in financial trouble.
Yes we've spent roughly £8m this season, according to transfermrkt, which in the past would have been a large amount but in todays market that is peanuts.
We have the money from CL and transfer clauses of VVD etc.
I understand the club are trying to expand in other ways with the hotel etc but I think we should continue to improve what we have on the pitch at the same time.
Fair enough we have been playing very well but if we don't improve and somehow the new team manage to find investment from somewhere and continue to spend more than us every season then they will eventually catch up.
It will probably be after ten in a row, but it will happen.

I know I'll get a load of dislikes but I felt that something had to be said.

01 Feb 2018 08:36:01
Jeeze, AGAIN, for the umpteenth time, how much do you think it takes to run Celtic? Musonda? HUGE outlay on a guy we could never afford. Young Morgan, BACK UP keeper and a highly rated young player who, you have to admit, looks a player. Added to a squad who were unbeaten last year, with Rogic and Paddy back soon. Come on mate. Sevco SPENT more? I'll leave that there.

01 Feb 2018 09:56:23
How is he a "young player"?
The boy is nearly 23!

Yes Sevco have spent more this season,
If they continue to spend more then eventually they will catch up.
No one really knows where they are getting the cash from but if they continue to invest they will continue to improve.

Our keeper situation was already shaky with Gordon in the first team let's be honest.
He was being slated on here after every game.
He's injured and we're now left with DDV, who GORDON was keeping out of the first team.
Bain who I used to rate very highly but now cannot get a game for Dundee or Hibs.

I do know how much it takes to run Celtic.
Celtic's revenue grew 74.2% last year compared to the previous year while our expenses grew only 33.4%. We are still owed £5.7m from player sales. It was reported at the end of 2017 that we have a year-end net cash at bank of £17.9m, huge increase from the £3.6m we had at the end of 2016.
All figures from Celtic's end of year accounts.

We have the financial resources to go out and sign a quality first team player but we didn't.

01 Feb 2018 11:46:13
See, Jhedi sticks up for board, gets a few likes n that. Support really is split on it but god knows why.

Happy to simply retain players? is that how amateur we are now?

The only thing it seems will take for fans to realise will be when zombies catch us. Only then will they demand. Quite pathetic really that the only thing some care about is being better than them.

Our standard should be Europe and to at least be a solid Europa side. Not settle to win a broken and beaten SPFL.

01 Feb 2018 12:15:12
Tesla who says we aren't a solid Europa side? We'll find out in a couple of weeks if we're a decent Europa level or not. I don't buy into this OTT fear of Zenit. If Anderlecht had qualified instead of us, people would be saying it's a 50/ 50 tie but because it's us we're doomed.

01 Feb 2018 14:44:15
Tesla, or maybe just maybe BR won't shell out for players who won't improve our team, and u also forget there is a real possibility we could be spending 12-15m in the summer with Roberts and Eddy so mibi we keepin it for that.

01 Feb 2018 14:44:15
Tesla, or maybe just maybe BR won't shell out for players who won't improve our team, and u also forget there is a real possibility we could be spending 12-15m in the summer with Roberts and Eddy so mibi we keepin it for that.

01 Feb 2018 20:11:50
I was heartened by players stepping up against the east coast loyal, but the fact is the board did not spend to bring in defenders who aren't cup tied and will slot straight into the team, or bite the bullet and buy a good keeper.

Hendry may or may not be an answer, Morgan may of may not make a position his own next year. No RB means we either think we have cover in Hendry or that Ralston can cut it. Either way its unknown and that for the board to go wth hope rather than a belt and braces approach by signing a good one in the £4-5m bracket doesn't surprise me.

Im sorry but a young player from Dundee who may or may not be good enough, is just not good enough if we are genuinely serious about becoming a CL level team. It just isn't.

I was absolutely convinced we would bring in quality, but I meant more than one player.

01 Feb 2018 21:09:31
spot on a Magicpole.

02 Feb 2018 00:11:46
island celt, don't you know we're skint and the stadium is crumbling. We just can't throw money we don't have. When will this 2nd season meltdown end, i just can't take it anymore.

02 Feb 2018 00:14:45
I'd say we haven't done anything in Europe for about 5 seasons.

So we have basically just qualified at best. as for the rest see magicpoles post.

02 Feb 2018 02:46:22
The last time we built from strength was the seasons leading up to the sevile final. The team aged and dispersed. How much is 5 or 6m in todays money? We've had a few good teams since as well. When the window closes next summer we will know exactly where the club is going. I had a look at the celticfc official site and I scrolled down the squad and counted players that may leave, should and will. It's a big chunk. 2019/ 2020 will be Rodgers team. This is his summer. Should of been winter but we have too many 1st team players the aren't ours or are likely to leave.

02 Feb 2018 11:47:49
There is certainly something amiss in a person's when whether we have had a good transfer window is based on how much money we spend. This is total nonsense.
If P L and B R cared as little about the club as these nobodies do, then they could spend £12-15m on any run of the mill player and these fools would be satisfied.

02 Feb 2018 12:33:56
Old man Chris literally nobody is saying a good window = highest money spent.

if you get a Van Dijk at £2mil, Wanyama at 900k, Dembele 500k then superb!

but if you are struggling in a specific position and need real quality to take you to the next level then you MUST be willing to cast a bigger net out.

Instead our board bring in Hendry who no offence to the guy but probably isn't even better than Sviatchenko who we have let go on loan.

People are talking about a lack of progress in quality in the squad, not a lack of spending 500 mil.

02 Feb 2018 12:54:47
why do you keep harking tote totally false presumption that we would be happy if we spent £12m or big money. that's a total misrepresation of the position and clearly shows your total lack of understanding of the actual situation.

What we want is Toby a quality player who would slot intothe team and improve it. If we are lucky we may find a gem fora couple of million, like vvd. We have chosen to go for a player who plays with Dundee.

You yourself have said Brendan could improve him. Do you also think he could go inright now? If you don't do you refute the fact we actually need someone right now and thirdly do you think that recognised quality players come in a lucky bag?


Nobody wants us to spend money for these of it. what we want is to spend money that will ensure we can improve our chances of both beating Zenit and qualifying for the CL. we a ll know we have enough to win at home . The disconnect is between our stated aim of becoming a recognised CL taming the evidence of defensive frailities that led to us being totally hammered in too mny games.

If e don't address this it will continue. Is that what you want? To flatline? We need to up our defensive game . That requires additional personnel. if it is a quality player then of course he is going tocost more. What your attitude exemplifies is the fact if we don't bite the bullet then we stall. Your menaical support of the board and their strategy is risky.

None of this would be an issue if Peter and Rogers hadnt stated we have ambitions to be a CL level club whilst at the same time not investing in the type of player who doesn't need to be improved before he can step in. that means we go with what we have. That means that the immediate opportunity to make us harder to breach in the Zenit games could fall to the same players who couldn't cut it in the group stages.

How can that be a good thing?


Its not about spend spend spend. I ts about looking for a player who is better than what we have. It is recognising that this type doesn't come cheap, but in investing in quality it better ensures we qualify for the CL, have a better chance against Zenit and move us even further ahead at home.


We should have the money to do this with two lots of CL money, vvd money, 50K season books sold. We are nt talking about £20m we are talking about using the £7m from vvd add in another £3m from the CL revenue and buy two defenders in the £5m bracket.

That wouldn't break the bank. and it would improve us. Instead we have a young guy from Dundee who might be the answer, but might not be right now. well the world operates in the right now, later is dependent upon the right now. If we don't strengthen now will we risk missing out because the pattern of defending and lapses kills us. Then not fixing it with an outlay of £10m might cost us £40m.

Thats the risk. Remember Commpare can't ply against Zenit. Beating them will bring in other £5m in gates and Tv and progressing. That recoups the cost of one player right there. We lose because our defence is still weak and that's money down the drain.

You obviously think they can do no wrong. Blind faith was never my thing.

 


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