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28 Apr 2017 22:40:38
Just posted a photo of the new kit in the sightings page that was supposedly leaked online. Ifit is, its a belter!




24 Apr 2017 20:16:00
50th anniversary home kit to be unveiled at CP on the 4th of May. Here Celtic, take my credit card details now!


1.) 24 Apr 2017 23:19:28
Im expecting a cracker of a jersey this time around. Better not be a let down. Still get it anyways😊.

2.) 24 Apr 2017 23:54:34
Anythin leaked yet online?

3.) 25 Apr 2017 09:24:20
Not a thing, they are keeping this one pretty shtum. wouldn't surprise me if it was of similar style to the Lions kit.

4.) 25 Apr 2017 13:58:45
Hopefully plenty of hoops in the design.

5.) 25 Apr 2017 19:33:13
ok lads this is the sellik offishul site so jist pit aw yur details doon here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
bank cairds expiry dates etc etc.

6.) 26 Apr 2017 13:44:10
Leaked now online and it does look a belter.

{Ed007's Note - This?


Apart from it looking like something you'd get at a market stall in Turkey, JP Taylor has confirmed that it's not real.}

7.) 26 Apr 2017 15:45:46
I'd like something along those lines but that does look to cheap and nasty to be the real deal. Haven't bought a top for quite a while but might just invest if the new one's smart.

8.) 26 Apr 2017 17:40:01
I was hoping for a gold badge.

9.) 26 Apr 2017 20:01:48
I think a white badge and nb logo on the white hoop would help make it look as close to the lions kit as possible, plain and beautiful, as it should be.

10.) 27 Apr 2017 18:20:50
That's the one Ed, I like it, Agree with others be nice with a gold badge an NB.

11.) 28 Apr 2017 20:37:23
Heard that it will have a gold lion badge on the back at the neck with 25/ 5/ 67 and a something round the badge

Also that there maybe a player only top for the final as it is being played 27/ 5 closest match to the date similar to what Man Utd wore to commemorate the busby babes

It's rumours so take what you will from that.

12.) 28 Apr 2017 20:43:44
Attached image of the badge only 50 years rather than 40 and one fir the back below the neck

Ed how to I add pics.

{Ed007's Note - Go onto the sightings page and you can send pics in.}

13.) 28 Apr 2017 21:32:03


{Ed007's Note - (yes)




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15 Nov 2018 10:18:38
Just seen an online poll regarding a new deal for Mikel Lustig. 3000 people polled and a 65% swing towards not renewing his contract. It's obviously a difficult one for the supporters. Lustig has given us the best years of his career and has been a great servant to the club. Unfortunately though, I've got to agree with the poll. Lustig will be on a very decent wage and any new deal will take that into account. This is money that could be freed up for a new player/ players. Lustig is looking slow in games and was seriously lacking in the later stages of the Liepzig game.
Celtic is a football club and we need to be ambitious in who we contract to play for us and there is no room for sentiment.
Harsh, I know but Lustig over the last few months has shown me that his time is up.


{Ed007's Note - What about Scott Brown? It was only a couple of seasons ago people were saying he was garbage, injury prone etc well now we've seen we can play without him - some even say we're better without him and that he slows our play down - he's spent a lot of time injured as well so should we offer him an extension or save the wages of the top earner at the Club?
Remember there's no place for sentiment.}

1.) 15 Nov 2018 10:52:58
Didn't want to get into the Scott Brown debate but your correct Ed, that also has to be looked at. You can't have a rule for one and not the other. Before he was injured, Scotty was a rock in defence but since he's been sidelined the team looks to have improved a great deal. This could be put down to the completely different way we play without him.
This is about Lustig though, and in my opinion, he gets shown up far too often and struggles to keep up with play. Sorry, but for me, he should be moved on.

2.) 15 Nov 2018 11:26:29
I don't believe that it's down to brown being out we are so much quicker.
It's just that a lot of players have hit their form at the same time.
Both brown and lustig would get contracts from me but lustig would be heading towards being the back up for both RB and CB.
Both players bring so much more than just what they do on the park and I think fans forget that sometimes.

3.) 15 Nov 2018 12:54:21
I would give lustig a new deal. Probably 12 months with option to extend for 12 months. I know lots of people are saying he is finished but I'm wondering does he just need a rest? He has played in WC and a ridiculous number of games in 2 years.

4.) 15 Nov 2018 17:55:55
Celtic is a football club and there’s no room for sentiment? There was me thinking we were born of famine and oppression and a club like no other with other motives than pure profit and pound notes. I hope Lustig doesn’t read the banter page and neither does KT or he will see the thoughts of 65% of supporters when it comes to loyalty.

5.) 15 Nov 2018 19:45:41
I’m one of those ed but that’s a moment thing at the moment we’re playing better without him bhoys who have the shirt deserve to keep it. That said broony is a class act as far as I’m concerned but that doesn’t mean he had to play there’s no way with such a young team that we could do without his influence even if it’s just in the dressing room but knowing we can call on him that’s a great plus. Lustig new contract def for me the bhoy has earned it no room for sentiment? Sorry but I disagree I do agree we need another rb but Lustig like Izzy are great back ups.

{Ed007's Note - I'd definitely be giving Lustig an extension too, he brings a lot to the squad and the youngsters all look up to him as a senior member of the squad.}

6.) 15 Nov 2018 19:46:42
Ed, I personally believe that Scott Brown is past his best and will be off to Australia, in the belief that it for the best interests of family, in my opinion I would do anything to gain the opportunity to move over there but unfortunately my wife disagrees.

{Ed007's Note - Don't take her then.}

7.) 15 Nov 2018 20:38:12
Ed 😂👍.

{Ed007's Note - 😋

8.) 15 Nov 2018 21:11:04
Broonys here for ten and rightly so enjoy the performances for now but we’re going to need him 🍀.

9.) 15 Nov 2018 21:35:45
Brown past it? Lustig out the door? I seem to remember quite recently that Ryan Christie was ‘not good enough’. Thankfully, we’ve got people running the club who actually know what they’re doing and they make the decisions about who we offer contracts to.

10.) 15 Nov 2018 21:46:04
Bang on coybig as I said above it’s about the moment and at the moment these bhoys are doing well. Sunday v Livi we actually missed broony hard away games when someone needs to step up it’s usualky him.



09 Nov 2018 19:35:12
Can't say much more about last night's performance than has already been said on here. We were immense. My personal view though is on the attitude young Ryan Christie has shown over the last couple of years. He must have had serious doubt hanging over him about if he was going to stay with us and how he was going to break through into our squad. He went out to the Dons and played brilliantly for them. It pains me to say but we actually owe Aberdeen a bit of gratitude for how they let Christie play for them.
He came back to us this Season and after a shakey start, has shown he is as good as anyone in his current role. He is a role model for young players who might be lagging a bit at their clubs to just get the head down and do their absolute best. As long as Ryan shows this form, he's a guaranteed starter.


1.) 09 Nov 2018 22:31:06
Great post Rab. Completely agree. I’ve always been a Christie fan but must admit myself I thought he may have been moved on in the summer as I could not see where he would fit into our team. But Bhoy has he grabbed his opportunity. His work rate, effort and ability are outstanding. I believe we have a gem on our hands.

2.) 09 Nov 2018 23:09:36
Well put, Rab. The start of the season there we had some banter about whether lads like christie would get there chance or be able to take it. Just shows you. He made himself the chance, bided his time, and took it. No looking back now. I hope Morgan will take heed and fancy him for the same sort of impact when the time is right.



02 Sep 2018 21:52:31
Lucky enough to be at Paradise today. Wow, just wow! The fans were brilliant, the team was brilliant and Sevco were absolutely gash. We dominated them from start to finish and properly showed them up for the level they are at.
I was all for Boyata to get tae but I take it back and apologise to him if he plays like that until he goes, which he will. He was absolutely outstanding today as was Ajer up against the horrible bean pole and the angry buffalo. Both kept firmly in back pockets.
KT was top class again and Ntcham, Broony and Tommy were untouchable in midfield.
FrenchEddy was slightly off the boil but still caused problems.
Great performance all round.


1.) 02 Sep 2018 22:52:41
The spin doctors out of ibrox and the succulent lamb brigade telling everyone who'll listen that the revolution regeneration or whatever is in full swing unbeaten in 12 etc etc stevie g is class cos he shook hands at end of game blah blah blah . but I just got txted an interesting stat that's not being touted . this is their worst stat to a league campaign in 29 years .

2.) 02 Sep 2018 23:49:52
A wonderful performance which shows us two things , we have a magnificent man manager in Brendan and we have a wonderful group of players who really do work for him . We didn't have the build up to the game we should have but Brendan and the bhoys did us proud . Boyata is like a new player in the past 3 games he has got better and better . Ntcham and Brown controlled the centre .
I also think that Lustig deserves praise, he has been criticised in the recent past but I thought today he was immense . Everyone of players played well and should have scored 4 or 5 more .
Collum cheated . In the early minutes he booked Brown when he didn't touch Lafferty and then Eduardo for no reason at all. I am convinced he absolutely cheated when Ajer was hauled to ground in penalty area and Collum was standing within 6 yds looking straight at it . He turned and ran as fast as he could . Rangers2012 were shoite, no better than other seasons, but they have developed the habit of clutching their ankle when they go down, even with no contact.

3.) 02 Sep 2018 23:58:17
There's points when the camera pans to him where his face doesn't produce the same pish his mouth does. Watch it back and you see reality hitting him where it hurts and it looks awesome.

4.) 03 Sep 2018 00:12:24
Today allowed the guys that wear the jersey prove it.



01 Sep 2018 06:04:24
Everybody needs to calm the F*** down. If I were to blame anybody for our difficulty in attracting quality signings it would be the Governing bodies. They massively undersell our game, to the point where English fans see us as a pub league. We don't know what goes on behind the scenes but I'll bet my house we had numerous enquiries turned down flat by players and agents.
We are what we are, a fantastic club with strong tradition and amazing fan base, stuck in a league that is not attractive to a players career move. One look at the wages a top player can command down South absolutely destroys any hope we've got of attracting them here. These players have no loyalty to the shirt anymore and cash is their motivation. There are exceptions. KT could have went anywhere this summer but he loves Celtic to the core. Yes, he'll probably be off eventually but when he wants to.
It always gets me down the way the media treat our league. It's a strong, competitive one that has shown up many an English team and player who thought they could stroll it.
Thank f*** that's the circus over for another year. Let's now get on with doing what we do best. Winning trophies.


1.) 01 Sep 2018 07:21:40
Great post Big Rab, any chance you could do the negotiations when the next TV deal is due!
We have to move on, the fans have to back the Team. Yes all of us wanted more signings (hands up I was wrong, I didn't think we'd sign anybody in the final week of the Transfer window) . Starting tomorrow let's put Sevco, their fans and most of all the Media in their place. I'm sick of all this crap that the tribute act is back. Normal service will resume tomorrow, keep the faith Bhoys and Ghirls.
Let The People Sing. 🍀🍀.

2.) 01 Sep 2018 07:22:40
Well said Rab probably one of the most sensible posts I’ve seen in weeks. Yes we can try n attract players to our great club, yes maybe not been best transfer window but in reality it’s what the league offers that’s the down fall in my opinion a lot of the time. No champions league just made it all the harder to get players.

Onwards n upwards hail hail.

3.) 01 Sep 2018 07:41:01
Staggering that people are trying to blame anyone but the board for our failure to bring in quality this summer! Open your bloody eyes! we’ve brought in nearly 30 million in transfer fees this summer and apart from eddy spent f**k all! Rodgers says we need to replace Armstrong and paddy didn’t happen. said we need another striker if dembele goes, didn’t happen! Crying out for a right back, didn’t happen! This window has been a shambles and an embarrassment and whoever tries to somehow defend it or make exuses for needs to seriously have a word with themselves! And to top it off they Announce Benkovic at 11:35 last nite, after dembele left! Even though the guy had trained durin the day and the deal was done! This board and lawell in particular treat the fans with utter contempt and couldn’t give a toss what we think! Shambles embarrassment and incompetence, there’s 3 words for u! Aww aye and let’s hope at least one of our 2 strikers are injury free for tomorrow eh! JOKE!

4.) 01 Sep 2018 07:41:50
Spot on Big Rab money has ruined the game along with the Bosman ruling.

5.) 01 Sep 2018 08:00:40
Big Rab makes a good point and something I've been saying for a while. English Market is our closest and at present we can sell to them but can't buy from there with even the championship now out of reach.

With shared media outlets and the constant belittling of our game from our biggest market does make it difficult, take Burnley, Aberdeen could've knocked them out but no one from our league or association promote the positive, they just got knocked out n we have 2 teams through which is aother opportunity to promote but silence.

Saying that, could our issue be that congerton hasn't understood this correctly and his targets haven't been more 'creative'? No point shopping in the wrong markets so we need to look at up and coming players further a field. They certainly exist, see VVD, Victor, hooper, izzy, Ntcham, moussa (spit) , rogic, griff, Armstrong, the list goes on.

6.) 01 Sep 2018 08:12:21
Good post Big Rab.
I was in car yesterday and listening to talksh*t.
They were saying that the "Old Firm Game" (I know but they are ignorant) is too big a game to be held in Scotland and should be played at Wembley. How fecking insulting and degrading is that not only to the Celtic/ sevco fans but to the Scottish Fans/ people as well. "It's the only real game that matters to people up there, they said. Needless to say OUR authorities will never comment on that (I have written to them demanding they raise it with the station) . They are probably too busy looking to see how much they can get in wee brown envelopes on the decision for Hampden v Murryfield.

7.) 01 Sep 2018 09:41:14
Well said Big Rab. It's a sore point how a world wide brand like Celtic has been tramped on by Sky to be honest because they have created this EPL monster, the championship play off being the richest game in football and teams getting 80million for failing. Adam Rooney left Aberdeen for Salford for christ sakes for more money. Better get used to guys like Dembele (showed his true colours) spitting out his dummy to get his way. No loyalty in football no more. That's why King Billy, Danny Mc grain, the maestro and recently Henrik, Broony and even KT are held in great esteem because they showed loyalty and personal wealth was secondary.

8.) 01 Sep 2018 09:42:49
Iistened to that tinytim, a bit later in the show they stated the europa league cannot be considered a major trophy but the FA Cup is!

This is what we are dealing with, I had to switch off it off.



14 Aug 2018 21:08:45
Gutted. We lost this last week in Glasgow, now we've crashed out of Europe to a bang average team. Two ways of looking at it now. We go into the Europa, with teams who are more our level. We can march on. Secondly, we crash totally out of Europe and can concentrate fully on the treble treble.
One thing's for sure, Boyata has to go.


1.) 14 Aug 2018 21:15:25
Treble treble would just show how pish spl is . tonight shows how far behind in Europe we are .

2.) 14 Aug 2018 21:19:10
See this bang average stuff how arrogant have we become.

3.) 14 Aug 2018 21:20:15
Yes, but that's where we are. No getting away from it. Our board are clearly not backing Brendans ambitions. What did you expect though? It's not as if the board are renowned for their generosity.
Getting a bit sick of it.

4.) 14 Aug 2018 21:26:07
AEK are average mate, it’s that simple and we only have ourselves to blame for losing to an average Europa league team

DRB - treble treble is a fun gimmick to have but imo I’d rather see European progress with better players

I’m so disappointed with the start to this year and no idea where we go from here.

5.) 14 Aug 2018 21:26:19
thing is, it wouldn't be so bad if we would react well. Like if we failed and the the board went out and spent to make us better next year then it's no so bad.

but ye know they won't, it will be used as an excuse to sell and go cheap again.

this kind of failure should bring a new era of reinvestment, but instead we will get fed the same old nonsense.

6.) 14 Aug 2018 21:29:04
Patrick, do you not agree that AEK were bang average? They should never have been a threat, if we had all our players available.

7.) 14 Aug 2018 21:36:16
I think bang average are hearts aberdeen hibs but this aek had a better rb 2 better cbs a better keeper a more productive striker better organization and more know how I'd take their 2 cbs.

8.) 14 Aug 2018 21:45:46
People may say AEK are average but what does that make Celtic. Also show what you can do if you have two rock solid CB. There two CB guys in particular the number 4 were superb over the 2 legs. And then u look at us! Christ come back Eric all is forgiven!

9.) 14 Aug 2018 21:48:57
Bullcrap mate, we actually made them look good.

10.) 14 Aug 2018 21:52:18
Even with the players we had out tonight we should have won over 2 legs. BR needs to get more out the squad he also shoulders blame for those performances. All in all not really where we want to be.




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12 Jun 2018 16:27:51
Depends where he goes. It's not Kilmarnock is it?




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21 Apr 2018 17:22:31
Hi Arrowh, just like to say all the best and good luck with your fight against that bastard disease. It destroys lives but there are always good news stories nowadays regarding Cancer. It's not the sentence it used to be. Keep the faith bud, you can get through this again.




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27 Sep 2017 08:53:24
This is the norm for a semi final with a club who cannot take their full allocation. Murderwell couldn't fill a bath never mind half of Hampden. What will be interesting to see though is what the cash split will be.




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07 Aug 2017 11:09:04
C'mon Ed, it must have happened! The USA told us it did so it must have. Some of the conspiracy theories are funny though. My favourite being the stars and stripes flag planted 'fluttered' on a moon with no weather. They said it was caused by someone opening a door in the studio!
And Beardy, I thought we matched City quite well in both ties.


{Ed007's Note - Kubrick would never have let a schoolboy error like that slide on any of his sets let alone one as important as pulling the wool over the world's eyes. ;)



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18 Jul 2017 08:10:51
It's looking more like this lad is being motivated by money. What are West Brom, Bournemouth or Burnley ever going to do apart from get humped by teams week in, week out? He has a chance to be a star for a team that wins things. If he has any doubts, we should make his mind up for him and cash in. There are plenty more decent midfielders out there who would crawl through broken glass to play in the hoops. Sign up or get lost son!





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15 Nov 2018 10:52:58
Didn't want to get into the Scott Brown debate but your correct Ed, that also has to be looked at. You can't have a rule for one and not the other. Before he was injured, Scotty was a rock in defence but since he's been sidelined the team looks to have improved a great deal. This could be put down to the completely different way we play without him.
This is about Lustig though, and in my opinion, he gets shown up far too often and struggles to keep up with play. Sorry, but for me, he should be moved on.




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12 Nov 2018 08:18:26
Not really one for excuses but that pitch is god awful.




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04 Sep 2018 07:34:25
Slippy and his band of sychophants basing this one decision (which in my opinion, was the correct one) on their total and absolute failure to keep up with a team far superior to them. We battered them, all over the pitch and they can't see that. The bleating and blindness shown by a Sevco infused media is clear to see and It's embarrassing! If you want to go into the gash refereeing decisions let's call out Collum's complete inability to send off the beast who is a nasty, dirty player. Morelos, the huffy buffalo spent the whole 90 minutes charging around, committing foul after foul without as much as a word from the ref.
Collum again has proven he is not a suitable referee for a game of this magnitude. He's garbage, end of.
As for Slippy, his time with the Orcs will run out soon enough. I can't see him putting up with the abuse he will inevitably receive once they realise that he and his team are not any better than the dreck they've been watching for the last 6 years of their existence.




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30 Aug 2018 22:09:34
Aye, no bother Gerry, just as long as you are happy with our star players deciding they can't be fecked playing for Celtic but taking a huge wage.
For the record, I would crawl through broken glass to play for Celtic.




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30 Aug 2018 21:01:44
Phoning in tomorrow. My heads not in the right place. Thatll be me up the job centre on Monday.
Different world these guys live in.