29 Jul 2016 23:42:16
Hello ed

What positions do you expect Celtic to strengthen by the end of the transfer window?

{Ed007's Note - I think it will depend on who leaves, not just financially but the size of the squad is simply ridiculous. For two years RD spoke about needing to trim the squad and they still brought even more players in. For an example, there's no point going out and buying another CB, when they're all fit we'll have Sviatchenko, Simunovic, Toure, Boyata, Ambrose and now young O'Connell and possibly Ajer all vying for 2 maybe 3 starting spots. People are saying we need a RB while we have Lustig, Janko and Fisher, there's no way we'll buy a RB without at the very least one of them moving on. Where do Allan, Commons and Rogic fit into Rodgers' high pressing game? Is Ciftci even good enough to be a 3rd choice striker, what if LG or Dembele get injured?
I was talking to a mate on the phone earlier and his opinion is none of them want to leave because of bonuses for qualifying for the CL, once that's sorted and they're paid up we'll see players move on and free up squad places.
In saying all that I will be surprised if there isn't at least another 2 or 3 new faces just to allow Rodgers to put his own stamp on the squad.
For me personally I'd like to see a GK, a quality creative MF/CAM and another striker brought in.}

1.) 30 Jul 2016
30 Jul 2016 08:44:56
Agree with Ed, if Celtic are to sign only one more player let it be a creative midfield player. We have been crying out for this for years. We really do need to move on some players as the squad is too big and bereft of the required quality!

2.) 30 Jul 2016
30 Jul 2016 10:14:14
Like Ed, Ilot of talk about centre halves, forwards for me we are crying out for a midfield player who can dictate games with his passing. For the purpose of banter, a Paul mcstay type! Lots of banter about Allan, I have not seen enough to comment. Like all players I want him to be a success but worrying that Rodgers doesn't seem to rate him!

3.) 30 Jul 2016
30 Jul 2016 21:27:12
Agree with you ed, dafa and angel, those 3 positions r key for me, said that in another post. If we don't bring another keeper in, which wouldn't surprise me unfortunately, then I'd rather go with tweak than Gordon. Never rated him at hearts n don't rate him at Celtic either.
Ed I heard a bit back ago vincent Jansen getting mentioned, although this was more so posters on here, have we ever been interested or had him watched?
Also with the Scott Sinclair signing, if it happens, do you think we definitely won't b going for elynoussi anymore? pity as I thought he would be a great addition, fast and with an eye for goal.

{Ed007's Note - I'm not aware of us ever being interested in Jansen mate, he's a cracking player right enough. Elyounoussi joined Basel earlier this month.for a 3 million Euros fee.}

4.) 31 Jul 2016
30 Jul 2016 22:07:12
Cheers for the info Ed mate, never saw that, he looked a right good player as well and at 3 million euros and 21 I believe? would have fit the young, relatively cheap up and coming prospect. Add to that decent experience in Europe for that age and yet were going for Sinclair who's older than that and also has been hit and miss for how many seasons now. Pistol Pete and parks signing policy now, if there is one, makes no sense to me and if they're still doing it, which I'd assume somehow they're still involved? reason I say that as was reading an interview with dembelle who said we were after him in January, so looks to me like they are still involved in the signings as br clearly wasn't here, just like Rd wasn't here when Gordon was signed.
Jansen was mentioned on here before, although I assume it was nothing more than that but would be a good signing too and young as well.