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16 Aug 2018 16:33:38
So that’s Roberts confirmed at Girona.

If it is true that his agent contacted Celtic about a permanent deal then you do wonder what’s going on.

Rumours about Denayer are starting to frighten me as well. Would be such an underwhelming signing.


1.) 16 Aug 2018 18:02:26
While I’d have loved to have seen paddy back at us especially on a permanent deal I’m not as concerned at him not coming in, I’m more concerned in us getting our act together and sorting this defence out. Any money, if indeed anymore money is to be spent it must be to sort the centre back and right back positions. These defensive mistakes everyone including Brendan talks about happens time after time, there is no evidence whatsoever to suggest these guys are learning from them so if they can’t learn from them then they need teplaced.

2.) 16 Aug 2018 18:12:10
I think the attack is just as much a concern Garry. We're stale. We need a freshness. A player who has the ability to unlock a tight defence and we need somebody better than Forrest. Roberts would answer all of that for me.

3.) 16 Aug 2018 18:21:47
We definitely need a creative attacking midfielder.

4.) 16 Aug 2018 20:13:47
I think we have options there in Rogic and McGregor, we need defenders and I think we should have signed Steven Caulker and Cedric Kipre.

Rodgers has only signed the following
S Sinclair
De Vries
J Hendry
M Comperr
S Bain
Lewis Morgan
C Mousonda
J Hayes

Kouassi was a long term target and project
Gamboa was already targeted before BR
50% of signings have been a success, I honestly believe Morgan will be a first team player and more will break through from academy like M Johnstone
We made a mistake with McGinn but life goes on, a couple of defenders in and we will be set for the Treble Treble, let's get behind BR and the team as it's never been as good and the media want us to implode.

5.) 16 Aug 2018 21:20:11
Big Denayer would be a great signing. Caulker as a fall back. Sign a right back on loan, with option to buy. We do not need to change forwards, there have been injuries get Dembele and Eddy upfront regularly and boom. We do need a central midfielder and John McGinn would be been perfect, but there are others out there. Morgan will be a cracker once he's settled. Attacking midfielders we have enough.

6.) 16 Aug 2018 22:00:14
Caulker and Kipre!? Wheres the ambition?

Agree that we have gone a bit stale attacking wise but think Rodgers recognised that and that's why he started playing 2 up top before the injuries hit. Hope he goes back to that now.

7.) 16 Aug 2018 22:57:51
Caulker is better than anything we have, Kipre was proven at SPL level and is young enough to improve, imo he would give Lustig a challenge at rb
We simply cannot spend another 10m on a cd, I could name 5 better CD playing in SPL than what we have currently, from midfield to the front line we are streets ahead.

8.) 16 Aug 2018 23:44:50
Are you lot bonkers? 'defense is the problem' 'right back is the problem' 'sack the board' 'we can't defend for toffee' etc etc. Oh wait, let's bring in a winger that hasn't played for a year and an half cause we need to' unlock defences'. FML.

9.) 17 Aug 2018 06:30:21
Neil, I don't want to sound hung up on PR, and I have also expressed concerns about his lack of playing time, but I'm not bonkers. Everybody is pointing at the defence (there are problems) but we have issues in attack. How much of the ball did we have against AEK in the first leg? That tie should have been put to bed at home. How many did we score against Hearts? This isn't a knee jerk reaction. We have looked stale since the start of the year. Rogic can't influence a game the way he needs to and struggles to play 90mins. Badly. And unless I see marked improvement this season, that's him done for me. And anybody that thinks Forrest is a good footballer quite simply doesn't know what they are talking about. I think it was Kev 83 put up the other day that Forrest made his 300th appearance. I might just be jealous, but THAT is bonkers. He's becoming some sort of mascot. People talk about a great season last season. For a league winning attacker who played most the season, he scored the same as Imrie and McClean (choke) . That's not great at all.

10.) 17 Aug 2018 09:06:05
It was the exact same for the most of last season. We didn’t score nearly enough goals.

Our style of player will often mean we can get caught on the counter, we will concede goals. But 2 goals in 2 legs against Athens is very poor.

James Forrest produces next to nothing 80% of the time. In fact I don’t recall a single chance being created from the right wing in either leg. Patrick roberts would have been a huge improvement.

11.) 17 Aug 2018 10:10:00
Jimtim I agree with one half of your post but not the other.
We need more than just defenders we need someone to unlock a defence and rogic doesn't do enough.

But Forrest is a good player. He should be more consistent though.

12.) 17 Aug 2018 10:19:59
Great point Andy. Rodgers has never really been a manager to set a team up to be particularly defensively solid. And yes, we leave ourselves open to counters.

13.) 17 Aug 2018 14:20:55
Sorry Kev I can't be convinced by him. He just isn't ever going to reach the level initially hoped. I've watched him very closely the past few years and he does more wrong than right. He's no good in tight areas, lacking technically, his decision making is poor, he goes down dead ends, his vision and passing isn't good enough, he struggles to get a cross past a defender (he's alright at winning you a corner) , he doesn't look that comfortable striking a ball and what's up with his arms when he runs? I think his pace flatters to deceive his lack of end product. He upped his game for half of last season, but has been here long enough and is old enough to show a consistent season, yet hasn't. Consistency is key. A broken clock can still be right twice a day.

14.) 17 Aug 2018 14:23:01
I wonder if we will sign anyone. I don't think we will get more than £3mill for Boyata now if we can sell him. BR has without doubt slashed his transfer value. He should have said nothing and got rid quietly like Ferguson used to do. Between his spat with the Board re transfers, Boysata and results, i am getting a bit concerned about BR. Shades of Liverpool coming on here. hope I'm wrong but its getting messy.



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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15 Aug 2018 12:00:10
Oh well Europa league here we come (hopefully) .

I’m okay with playing in the Europa, in fact I would probably prefer to see us play there since we will be a lot more competitive. I don’t care about the money we have, I’d rather see us winning games.

Despite that, there’s huge disappointment around last night. Because we should have hammered them.

It seems the defence has taken the blame again, even from Rodgers. I’m not so convinced. Yes we conceded poor goals. But how on earth are we only scoring 2 goals over 2 legs? We should be taking 3 or 4 off them at home and then another 1 or 2 away.

So who is to blame? It seems the board is getting a lot of stick. Again I’m not sure on that one. We should be beating teams like that with the team we had out. It’s not like AEK are big spenders.

It’s hard to put blame on a guy that’s won us a double treble and qualified for the CL twice in a row. I do feel Rodgers has some part to play. If we played both legs the way we played the last half an hour we would have went through comfortably. But Rodgers stuck with the same style and it was all too slow and indirect. How many corners did we have last night? Does Rodgers ever practise these in training?

It also came down to our poor recruitment. We have players like ntcham, Tierney, Edouard and dembele, they are our superstars who we know are capable of playing at a higher level. But we’re being let down by players like Forrest, Gordon, Lustig possibly even rogic who look out of place at this level.

Why hasn’t Rodgers identified these players to be replaced? Or has he?

Over two legs I do feel it was the players fault. Although there wasn’t enough directness in our play, Rodgers still set the team up well enough that we had the majority of the ball and spent most of it round their box. That’s where a good AM and RW could have made a difference.

The positives for me-
I thought Hendry played well last night and I think these games will help him improve.
Sinclair scoring a great goal will hopefully give him a confidence boost, would love to see him get in the box more.
Rodgers will hopefully recognise that going direct can work as well.

Sorry for the length, it’s not all bad guys. Looking forward to seeing what we can do in the Europa.




10 Aug 2018 12:19:21
That’s izzaguire confirmed on a 2 year deal. Personally I don’t see the need but Rodgers says that allows Calvin miller to go get more games on loan. Fair enough.

Let’s hope we see a couple of quality signings over the next few weeks (paddy Roberts please) .

In regards to next week, it is easy to feel like we’re losing in the game but it is still only 1-1. I think we’ll score over there and if we do they’re going to have to come out and beat us. Are they capable? Will be tough for sure with our away record but we have the better players.


1.) 10 Aug 2018 12:27:28
Am i the only one who couldn't care about Roberts. He didn't want to be here so i don't want him coming cause its the best he can get. Yeah i want quality signings, but i want to see a winger who is leaps and bounds better than what we have, just like Sinclair was in his 1st season. I don't want to spend 8-9m on someone who may struggle to displace Forrest.

2.) 10 Aug 2018 13:09:08
His first season was a revelation and he was great entertainment, contributing with goals, assists and tying defenses in knots.
At that time I even said he was the nearest thing to 'Jinky' I'd seen in the hoops and hoped we could have worked on a deal to keep him.
The second season was hindered with injury for much of the season and by the time he returned, we had almost won a treble without him and it was clear BR much preferred Forrest as first choice and PR stated he saw his future back in Manchester, so end of story - or is it? haha.

3.) 10 Aug 2018 13:13:55
Well Roberts is a much better player than Forrest. We saw how difficult we found it to break AEK down, Roberts would have helped I think. He can easily go past 2 or 3 players.

Fair enough he didn’t want to be here but it seemed like he could have went to Huddersfield but didn’t. None the less bare in mind most of the good young players we sign do so in the hope of getting a bigger move.

4.) 10 Aug 2018 13:20:48
I'm sure you are not. Wouldn't mind paddy in squad but don't think with arzani Morgan for rest sinclair Hayes that it's a priority. Unless he is used as an attacking mid? Don't see how now we are so attractive to him suddenly he would be off first chance he got so not for me either, no harm intended.

{Ed007's Note - I don't see Arzani being in the first team squad for a good while yet.}

5.) 10 Aug 2018 13:46:36
If it was a permanent deal I'd take him but not another loan.
Even just his presence in the squad made Forrest lift his game to new hights and that's before he has an impact on the park.
Ed the gaffer said yesterday it's going to take the young Aussie time to be ready as he hasn't done anything since the WC.

6.) 10 Aug 2018 13:47:08
Having the wee man back can’t and won’t do us any harm. If it doesn’t happen good luck to the Bhoy.

7.) 10 Aug 2018 13:57:55
Andy, he is better than Forrest, but i wouldn't say MUCH better than Forrest. And at that kinda money i want MUCH better than Forrest given we have pacey wingers coming out our ears. We need an AM of very high calibre. Calmac is good and maybe one day he will be of that quality but he still has a way to go to be cutting defences down with that 1 in a million pass we just can't seem to find in tough games. Rogics a luxury im begining to think we could have done without. How can a prof footballer always look so tired in under an hours play, and that's with a 15min break. OK he has scored some pretry special goals and from distance. But never when we really need it.

8.) 10 Aug 2018 14:28:07
Well a remember the cup final against the ss and quite a few against sevco one at killie as well.

9.) 10 Aug 2018 15:07:33
Aye mally we all remember the odd good goal from rogic but player like Forrest Sinclaire and Forrest all score more of them but are constantly criticised.
I was voiced my concern about rogic as did the ed007 that rogic doesn't do enough and nothing has changed since he got his contract.
Was worse player in park for Celtic mid week. Was totally Anonymous all game and got hooked just when he should have been taking control.

10.) 10 Aug 2018 15:51:09
Calm doon man a was only pointing out a few important goals hed scored am well aware of his failinggs and commented about them the other night.

11.) 10 Aug 2018 17:18:32
Isn't it a 1 year deal?



06 Aug 2018 11:23:39
Malmo or Vidi if we get past AEK.

Don’t know anything about Vidi, they knocked out ludogrets who I think are a decent side. Assuming we play Malmo though I’m happy with that.

I know they knocked us out a few years ago but we were shocking.


1.) 06 Aug 2018 11:59:40
Andy, Vidi have Scepovic up front I heard.

2.) 06 Aug 2018 16:35:00



31 Jul 2018 09:27:36
I know we all thought this ship had sailed, however anybody think there’s a chance we may see Paddy Roberts back?

He’s saying he hasn’t spoken to guardiola so obviously knows now he’s not in his plans. So surely if the English window closes and he’s still there, he’d rather come back to Celtic than rot in city’s reserves?


1.) 31 Jul 2018 10:29:49
No think we are better leaving wee paddy be. He clearly doesn't see his future at CP. We have enough in this area now imo. Would rather spend the money strengthening elsewhere in the squad.

2.) 31 Jul 2018 11:02:09
I would love to sign Paddy but have accepted that ship has sailed.

Or has it? :)

No, it has.

Are you sure?

Yes, shut up and think about something else.

Really? Not even a chance?

Multiple personality syndrome isn’t always fun.

3.) 31 Jul 2018 11:02:16
So you’re telling me there’s a chance 😂. If the wee fellla hasn’t moved on from City come August 9th it’s time to bring him home. I appreciate he was hoping for a move to another premiership team but not everything in life plays out the way you want it. What is clear and has been for some time is he has no future with city. Time to come home Paddy you’ll be welcomed with open arms 🍀.

4.) 31 Jul 2018 11:13:00
Nothing has really changed for me. The lad wants to play in the EPL, fair do's. But unless he gets a silid offer then I'd imagine he'd be quite happy coming back. And I for one would welcome him.

5.) 31 Jul 2018 11:15:28
Ice Man there’s always a chance.

Don’t listen to him Ice Man,

Shut it you.


6.) 31 Jul 2018 12:13:34
Magicpole we can only live and dream. If I’m honest I expect a club (maybe Leicester) to come in on transfer deadline day. However if nothing happens when that window slams shut, the my friend my excitement will grow.

7.) 31 Jul 2018 12:39:04
Guy's im sorry but he just wouldn't even get a game now. Any one of you who would drop Forrest now needs to get a grip. I know he was injured but Paddy did hee haw last year.

8.) 31 Jul 2018 13:01:47
Paddy is better than Forrest all day long. He was injured most of the time. Forrest’s form after Christmas fell away. Anybody who thinks Forrest is a better player obviously failed to notice his dip in form.

Im nit denying Forrest has improved but let’s be honest he had been an imposter for too long. It’s about time he got his arse in gear.

9.) 31 Jul 2018 13:27:26
Just my opinion . But like denyar, guedetti and many others before? He thinks the grass is greener . A good player but will end up a journeyman in the lower doldrums of English football. All this, maybe one day? Sorry no one is bigger than our club and we are no longer a last option for players in their later years. Thanks for the memories paddy.

10.) 31 Jul 2018 13:36:36
Paddy is a much better footballer than Forrest. No argument.

11.) 31 Jul 2018 13:49:53
Hope not he had his chance and wanted other things. Thanks and goodbye.

12.) 31 Jul 2018 14:47:26
I agree with most of the above, he could have stayed if he wanted to - and if the manager wanted him of course?
I always felt that although he was the more gifted and skillful of the two, BR somehow preferred Forrest's over all game - even though he does drift in and out of seasons, he is still a big game player.
Roberts could have had his own fan-club, song and supporters club named after him here lol, as he is the type of entertainer we have always loved at Celtic; however, he thinks he can do better and although I wish him well, how many have left us and faded away.

13.) 31 Jul 2018 15:45:51
I just don't get the whole 'had his chance' argument. Unlike Denayer and Guidetti, he had nothing but good things to say about our club. Not everybody grows up a Celtic fan. There will be a few members of the current team that will want to move on eventually. So PR is testing the water now, I say so what. If he's good enough (which he is) and would give his all (I think he would) then that would be enough for me.

14.) 31 Jul 2018 18:05:46
He done nothing last season and all his problems lay at not having a decent pre season a bit like this pre season for him last pre season he traveled to America pre season with Man City reserves and I don’t think he ever got on. He’s openly said he wants to try his luck down south so good luck to the boy but we are Celtic we shouldn’t be anyone’s last resort.

15.) 31 Jul 2018 18:26:51
I cannot sleep at night with nightmares of Paddy Roberts lowering himself to play for Celtic . After contributing next to nothing last season, he was clearly unhappy that Brendan didn't bring him on for the final minutes of the Cup Final, to show his talents when game was won .
We don't need a player like Paddy Roberts, even if you think he can contribute to Celtic, he obviously believes he deserves better,
I wouldn't stand in either his way or Denayer's.

16.) 31 Jul 2018 18:52:55
Anybody who thinks that James Forrest is a better player than Paddy seriously need their head looking at and old man Chris I reckon it’s time for your meds mate.

17.) 31 Jul 2018 19:50:54
Clearly brendan Rodgers feels Forrest is a more rounded player than paddy does he need his head examined? Paddy loved his time here some of his play is genius but I feel in the modern game the tricky wee winger is a redundant thing of the past. Now a days it’s thorough bred athletes managers look for who are physically imposing have pace and stamina not somebody who has super glue on there boot as if the balls stuck to it. I fear paddy just won’t make it to the very top as not an athletic type of winger. Would we pay the cash if he became available I doubt it? I would rather our defence strengthened first.

18.) 31 Jul 2018 20:11:09
I don’t think Brendan rated Forrest more than Paddy. Forest had a good start to the season then did his normal disappearing act. Paddy was injured for the most part of the season. When both were fit during the invincible season Forrest didn’t get a look in.

19.) 31 Jul 2018 20:26:20
I spoke to someone who knows about paddy. Before anyone says, no relation or friend of a friend. He used to work at Man Utd looking after the young kids making sure they weren’t homesick etc. Was speaking to him at a social event. He still keeps in contact with loads in the game. He says Paddy is talking to 2 championship sides about a move but he’s not keen. One was Swansea. He Wants a premier league team but none are coming in for him yet. If he can’t get a premier league team then he would prefer a move back to Celtic but not on loan. Would have to be permanent. Only telling you what this guy said so don’t shoot me down for it 😂 No idea if Celtic would be willing to buy him or not.

20.) 31 Jul 2018 20:43:24
He said today that he wouldn't rule out another stint at Celtic.

21.) 31 Jul 2018 21:56:31
There is not a shadow of doubt that James Forrest is a far better Celtic player than Paddy Roberts, don't take my word, just check who Brendan picked the most when both were fit . I understand that some people think that a player from England has to be better than a Scottish player, but Celtic have been blessed to have Forrest even though., some of our fans gave him a real hard time, he has been a stand- out since Brendan joined.

22.) 31 Jul 2018 22:41:29
In order to make Forrest a better player though does he not need competion? Paddy would provide that. I think the Forrest we seen now is partly due to him having to work harder to keep Paddy out the team when he was here.



25 Jul 2018 23:16:52
Don’t think we’ll have too many problems in the second leg.

Was a poor start but sometimes teams get that initial boost off a new manager.

3 brilliant goals. Ntchams was just unbelievable. I also think Edouard is a good bet for top scorer this season. What a player this guy is.

Decent enough result and can’t complain after such a poor start.





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17 Aug 2018 09:06:05
It was the exact same for the most of last season. We didn’t score nearly enough goals.

Our style of player will often mean we can get caught on the counter, we will concede goals. But 2 goals in 2 legs against Athens is very poor.

James Forrest produces next to nothing 80% of the time. In fact I don’t recall a single chance being created from the right wing in either leg. Patrick roberts would have been a huge improvement.




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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.




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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.




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08 Aug 2018 16:52:04
Kev, that could be true. But it didn’t take us long to agree a fee after he went down to Villa!




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08 Aug 2018 14:14:22
Seems like a pointless signing.

If KT is injured or needs rested we could also put McGregor there, or even Calvin miller. Or even stick with a 3-5-2 and play Hayes or Sinclair there.

If KT stays fit he won’t get a game and will be a waste of a wage.





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17 Aug 2018 13:51:32

He will be busy nowadays flying over to Manchester to see pep!


{Ed007's Note - 😁



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17 Aug 2018 13:35:10
Didn’t actually know that about Ronaldo mate but no doubt luck plays a part.

I remember watching something years ago about these guys who sold this special pool (definitely not it’s correct name) to top clubs, they claimed it could significantly increase recovery of players.

I just wonder whether these kind of facilities the top clubs have could make a difference. Or whether it’s a case of Ronaldo knowing his body because he seems to recover from injuries quicker than deadpool!


{Ed007's Note - Or Dr Fuentes worked his magic 😉



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17 Aug 2018 12:49:04
I read strikers do get these types of injuries more often because of the way they train, (a lot of acceleration) .

Don’t know how accurate it is. However I’m not convinced it’s all down to luck. You don’t often see Ronaldo missing games due to injury. When he does get injured it’s never for long spells.


{Ed007's Note - If I remember right, Andy Ronaldo had problems with his ankles(?) while at Man Utd and they nearly put paid to his move to Madrid. I think some of it must be down to their age and the physical demands put on young players whose bodies are still developing and I really I do think luck plays a part in that.}



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15 Aug 2018 17:59:58
Yeah definitely Kev.

However I do think Rodgers shouldn’t be identifying players. Our scouting process should do that. And if they do it right then they will improve the team and in turn Rodgers will improve them.