25 Aug 2016 16:44:08
The guy who told me that Shane Duffty was coming to CFC and Saido Berahino was going to Stoke, (he is retired, but his son is an agent who I know has dealt with some EPL transfers) I had a nice singles and double bet on this, still vald until next wed. Anyway he told me today that Celtic is still a move for Duffy, that discussions were still going yesterday, it is up to him to decide between us and Brighton, and he is moving towards us, the fee is around 3.6 million. he told me also that the James McCarthy move could be on the cards, said that he is on 35k a week, not 50 or 70 and that Bournemouth are in for him with a 8 million offer on the table, but that a CFC loan for this season with us paying all the wages would suit him better. Just passing on what I heard.

1.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 18:01:15
Malika I hope this is a non starter. He ain't good enough and at £3.6 million a complete waste of money.

McCarthy not for me, unless either Bitton and SJ leave

With that draw, we need quality not more of what we have. Need to go a level or 2 above these types.

2.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 18:49:54
There would be a lot better options for 3.6m than Shane "own goal" Duffy.

3.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 18:57:23
Mccarthy would be a great signing imo mobile good passer can read game well and can put himself about.

4.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 19:35:39
I've never watched a game and thought that Mccarthy is some player.

Less than 50 league goals in 300 apps I'm surprised we are looking at him.

{Ed007's Note - What's your point? CDM's tend to not score many goals, our club captain has scored 55 goals in 505 appearances.}

5.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 19:59:39
I think mccarthy would be a great signing he was being linked with a arsenal not so long ago . for me he's better than any other cdm we have at our club including club captain brown. I've no seen a lot of duffy to be honest but I think we need another cd that has serious pace.

6.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 20:23:52
McCarthy would easily be our best cm if he came in.

7.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 20:40:53
Tick67,strange point about McCarthy mate! He's not a goal scoring midfielder mate, and his goal tally is pretty decent considering he's played at a far higher level than anything up here.

8.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 20:44:39
Simonovic has pace Toure has pace and big Eric has pace.

9.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 20:47:36
Is there mileage in the McCarthy link Ed? I actually thought Darron Gibson would be an option via Everton they looking to move him on.

{Ed007's Note - Something could happen if Everton can't sell him which is their preferred choice.}

10.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 21:15:06
that was supposed to say cb lol . eric is slow in my opinion toure has pace and jozo is always injured so far so think we'd be better with more pace as cover cause boyata, ambrose are quick but both are liabilitys imo.

11.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 21:26:19
Guess my point is should we not be looking for a goalscoring midfielder?

Sorry guys just not feeling your enthusiasm for the boy can't for the life of me mind him ever being a good player.

12.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 21:36:57
Darren Gibson? Scraping the barrel with him

Supposed to be looking for players to improve the team not rejects that can't stay fit.

13.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 21:46:03
Just seen law well saying we're in for 1 more, surely we need more than 1 decent player given the group we got?

14.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 22:25:22
I like McCarthy - but he's only marginally better than SB, NB, SA, GMS when they are playing good (which hasn't been a lot lately)
SJ - something going on in his heid - he's been a shadow of himself lately.

15.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 22:26:40
Rocker fella if you think we only
Need one more decent player considering the group we got you are seriously deluded. If we had played a quality team during the week we would be out on oor Arse. The defensive frailties where there for all to see in the first game. And the second game just hammered it home even more. Let's just hope the board seen it too and get some cash out.

16.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 22:27:58
I don't think we need a goalscoring midfielder, we have rogic, Robert, Sinclair and Forrest. We need someone to play next to brown. I think if we could get McCarthy and Paterson from Hearts I'd be more than happy with the squad.

17.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 22:48:44
White bits, did u no read wat a said? We'll need a hell of a lot more than one player to give us a decent account of ourselves.

18.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 22:51:02
Whitebits, Rockerfella said we needed more than one, give the guy a break and read the messages correctly.

19.) 25 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016 22:51:11
I just don't see it lads. I would be over the moon with McCarthy and realise he's out of favour but he just signed a 5 year deal with Everton last August did he not? That puts him out the loan with option to buy bracket and considering how many EPL teams would pay north of 15 mill surely puts him out of a straight buy market as well.

20.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 02:57:46
Can't believe anyone who has watched our centre mid would think McCarthy wouldn't be good enough lol unbelievable, he would be a class signing.

21.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 07:23:31
Take mcarthy in a heartbeat, would rather have Shane Duffy from boyzone than the one from Blackburn.

22.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 08:30:01
All the people slagging McCarthy when do you actually get to watch him on the match of the day highlights? The Bhoy would walk into our starting 11. i'd start him ahead of Brown or Bitton!

23.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 08:55:36
When do you watch him?

24.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 08:56:37
Is Patterson not a rb?

25.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 09:45:08

Alot more than most i actually go to Goodison Park every season and have seen him make a fool of plenty so called world class EPL players. Saying that i have never seen him play for Ireland as i'm a Scotland fan.

26.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 10:34:30
Peter Lawell has said they will try to bring one more player in. So there won't be two one three players coming in which has been branded about.

27.) 26 Aug 2016
26 aug 2016 10:33:15
i actually know shane duffy very well and his family. there is no substance in shane duffy any longer coming to celtic and as for mccarthy he is definitely on 60k plus a week. just saying what i know.

28.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 11:09:30
I hate to many loan players one is ok but not more than that, best to buy players that want to be part of the team for 3/ 4/ 5 years that is the only way forward we got money so buy.

29.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 12:03:18
doirebhoy, that stuffs my bet, ah well, was hoping he would come as I felt he would be great for us, do you think he is going to Brighton? a few weeks ago he was gambled on from 10/ 1 into 4/ 7 to go to Swansea and some friends of mine in Derry told me that it was a dead cert, and "The whole of Derry is on it" do not know what happened to that.

30.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 12:14:54
Well if he's making a fool of world class players then let's get him in.

I've seen him play many a times first at Hamilton where I thought he would amount to something special.
Seen him many a times at Wigan, Everton and Ireland and personally I've never seen him look any better than average but I'm happy to take your word for it man.


31.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 12:33:26

Celtic Park will be the place where he will show his real class. Fingers crossed. (If it happens! ) . There's nothing better than seeing one of our own in the heart of the engine room. HH.

32.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 12:48:58
Hope you're right Stan the man.
You make a good point tho he's one of us so straight away earns brownie points.


33.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 12:59:55
I honestly think he will produce his best football for us if we can get him. Can you imagine him walking out the tunnel in the green and white v sevco. He'll tear Barton a new one! HH.

34.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 13:58:28
Duffy just signed for Brighton so can cross him off the list.

35.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 14:07:56
That would be worth every penny lol Barton is a duchess 😀.

36.) 26 Aug 2016
26 Aug 2016 22:27:39
I have a feeling, if by any chance we got McCarthy permanently, he will become a very special player for us .