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26 Aug 2016 11:43:33
Morning hoops. Heard from a friend in the know that James McCarthy is a done deal. He is coming on loan with Celtic paying all of his £50K per week wages.

Also, Johansson has agreed personal terms with Fulham and is due to have a medical down there ASAP after Celtic accepted a £2M offer. Other exits are also imminent (please God let one of them be Efe! )

There will be at least 1 other big signing before the deadline (no idea who) as the sale of SJ pretty much funds McCarthy's wages for the year. Apparently the other signing will be the real marque player we've been crying out for for years. Exciting times!

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1.) 26 Aug 2016 11:57:17
I would be quite happy to have
mc carthy and a quality creative cm player to finish of a good window

Although I'd prefer mc carthy on a permanent deal

But would be happy if it was a loan deal with option to buy.


2.) 26 Aug 2016 12:24:56
Think McCarthy deal will happen but can't see us paying £50 grand a week wages for him, that's if he's even on that. Think he'd need to take a drop in wages for us to entertain him.


3.) 26 Aug 2016 12:29:14
apparently on 35k a week.


4.) 26 Aug 2016 12:55:14
Well mc carthy properly knows he's not gona get 50k anywhere else even in prem. so who knows.


5.) 26 Aug 2016 13:19:06
Garryc, Mr Desmond has a history of dishing out mega wages to on-loan Irishmen lol.


6.) 26 Aug 2016 13:26:13
Signed a 5 year deal last year so wish people would drop this loan with option to buy fantasy.


7.) 26 Aug 2016 13:40:38
£50,000 is not right.


8.) 26 Aug 2016 14:24:50
I also heard 35k. We still won't pay that tho.


9.) 26 Aug 2016 15:12:22
Kevbhoy, do you seriously see Desmond paying James McCarthy £50 grand a week wages? Maybe in the past Desmond has dug deep in the wages department for the likes of Robbie Keane etc, but there's no way he'd pay ( with all due respect to James McCarthy) £50 grand a week. If we're going to fork out that kind of money on a players wage then I'd be looking for someone with a bigger name and more experience than McCarthy.


10.) 26 Aug 2016 15:57:50
It's definitely £50K per week. It works out at £2.6m for a year (it would actually be less than this as his loan would expire at the end of the season or end of June at the latest - so worst case his wages would cost the club £2.2m.

We have just secured not a kick in the arse of £30m for the CL, plus the £7m for the ICC and other player sales. This is all in addition to our normal, season in, season out revenue (TV money, shirt sales, sponsors match day gate) .

And we can't afford £2.2m for McCarthy? He won't be the only one coming in on decent wages. There is at least one more big name to follow. I just hope it is someone with a bit of creativity!


11.) 26 Aug 2016 16:34:51
Raven i can't see us paying mccarthy 50k a week mate.
Its not a matter of being able to afford it its just how much it will unbalance the squad. We have a wage structure that we stick religously too it.

Maybe he's the bhoy to break it but 35k sounds more realistic and is still a good wage imo.


12.) 26 Aug 2016 16:41:22
It was tongue in cheek garryc but it might not be out of our reach to pay maybe £30-35k for a season if he actually is the man BR wants.


13.) 26 Aug 2016 17:03:25
50k a week for Mccarthy no chance. We would have probably paid big zlatan that wage but not for James sorry to disappoint.


14.) 26 Aug 2016 19:30:52
Work out our net spend so far,
The wages freed up
Money for SJ
Money spent on transfer fees
Money spent on new contracts, players in wages
Managers wages
Increase season ticket sales

Have we spent that much?

Without the CL revenue?

If we haven't got cash to splash there is something amiss big time.


15.) 26 Aug 2016 22:36:17
If the wage was £30/ £35 grand a week kevbhoy I can get that. I'd expect to pay that for a premiership players wage no probs. Just couldn't see the £50 grand mate.


16.) 27 Aug 2016 07:03:38
What's the point of paying £50,000,or £25,000,or £15,000, a week, if the guy doesn't perform, we need to get away from these obscene wages, we need to bring in some kind of performance related renumeration,


17.) 27 Aug 2016 17:22:08
How many players and agents would do business with us if we introduced some sort performance related pay structure instead of obscene wages?


 

 

 

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31 Aug 2016 09:28:26
Dermot Desmond has just stopped by the speed police doing 100mph up the M74 with CR7 in the side car!

Black Raven

1.) 31 Aug 2016 09:45:19
He wasn't stopped for speeding. It was because he had no MOT or insurance. My neighbours mechanic was fixing another car on the side of the road when it happened and he heard the cops telling DD that his documents were fakes. HH.


 

 

31 Aug 2016 09:25:45
Just to set the tone for the day Hoops, I'm going for;

"I seen Roberto Baggio and Messi getting into Peter Lawell's car at Prestwick airport. They were holding hands and wearing matching T-Shirts with "I'm signing for Celtic" printed on them"

It's going to be a long day!

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26 Aug 2016 15:57:50
It's definitely £50K per week. It works out at £2.6m for a year (it would actually be less than this as his loan would expire at the end of the season or end of June at the latest - so worst case his wages would cost the club £2.2m.

We have just secured not a kick in the arse of £30m for the CL, plus the £7m for the ICC and other player sales. This is all in addition to our normal, season in, season out revenue (TV money, shirt sales, sponsors match day gate) .

And we can't afford £2.2m for McCarthy? He won't be the only one coming in on decent wages. There is at least one more big name to follow. I just hope it is someone with a bit of creativity!

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15 Aug 2016 09:36:18
I watched the Ireland games during the Euros and Duffy looked a class act. David Moyes said that, with the exception of Rooney and Barkley, he was the best player to come through Evertons academy - certainly the best defensive player. He suffered a few big injuries that stifled his development so is a few years behind where he should be. If he can repeat the form he shows for Ireland and BR can unlock some of his potential he will be a fantastic signing.

There are a lot of Irish players being linked with Celtic of late, the one i would go for is Jeff Hendrick. He is sublime for both Ireland and Derby. An all action midfielder with a real eye for goal and stunning shot and is still only 24. Reminds me a lot of Commons when he first signed. Don't know of Derby would let him go though as his loss would be a major blow to their promotion bid.

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26 Jul 2016 13:40:46
Damn! If we had of known a wife in labour was enough to get a player out of a critical Champions League game Efe's wife would have been the most sought after woman in Glasgow 9 months ago!

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02 Sep 2016 13:07:19
I can't believe I'm saying this, but it actually agree that Efe is quite a good player, just an awful defender.

He plays a blinder for 89mins and then has a massive lapse in concentration and gives away a ridiculous goal. Not acceptable when you are playing CB and are the last man.

As a holding MF i think he would actually be pretty good. He has a good range of passing, is quite pacy, he's strong in the air and on the ground and can tackle better than most MF's (him being a defender and all) . With the same 89 mins good, 1 min bad ratio it might me a good bet as there would be someone behind him to clean up the bad minute debacles!

I could be horribly wrong, but he is still one of our players and we should get behind him as he's here until at least January. It can't do his confidence any good reading the rubbish we post about him here. And he is Celtic through and through.

Just sayin!

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27 Jul 2016 09:25:06
Personally I can't believe we are at the end of July and we haven't gotten shot of Ambrose yet.

That said, he does have the potential to good. Remember when he first came? He was one of our star men. So much so that when he flew back from the African Cup of Nations he was straight in the team to play Juve that night. We were all relieved big Efe was back to marshall the defence, Juve didn't have a hope in hell of scoring!

Then the game started.

He's been horrendous ever since!

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