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28 Feb 2019 11:40:30
Is it true that BR wanted Kennedy to go with him but was turned down? If so then fair play to him, that's the action of a true fan and not someone who always puts their own ego first. HH.


1.) 28 Feb 2019 12:02:49
Ye and woods.
Rodgers was willing to leave us without ANY first team coach that had worked with this group of players going into the hearts match.



16 Feb 2019 08:52:07
Bhoys, here we go again.
We show a bit of progress on the domestic front and everyone is full of praise for our team. Then we come up against a very decent European side and we're found wanting. It's the way it is. It's what happens. So many of you seem to be taking it as a personal insult so let me make it clear to all.

we are a strong team domestically but we are weak on the European front.
I am as passionate about Celtic as any of you, but I realise that we have our limitations on the bigger scale so please stop yapping like school kids when we take on a much higher level of opposition.

Do I wish we were more competitive? Yes I do, but we are where we are in the grand scheme of things. The days of 1967 are long gone, we have no automatic entitlement to anything on the European scene. Everything is as it is so let's focus on the things we can influence and forget the stuff we can't. Whatever replies you want to make are fine but please stop saying our club is in the doldrums. Be a true Celtic fan and support the club more than you criticise it. HH.


1.) 16 Feb 2019 11:04:07
Strachan got us to the last 16 of the champions League (twice) with Telfer Caldwell McManus Naylor in defence.

Almost beat a world class AC Milan side in last 16

So why can't we play better in Europe?

Nobody is talking about winning it but actually us showing some level of ability

Right now we play like a part time team in Europe, we look lost at that level, despite the fact we have done better with worse squads of players.

2.) 16 Feb 2019 11:09:25
I agree with most of what you say there bobthecat, but I wouldn't exactly say we were weak in Europe as we reached the knockout stages of EL. I'd say that was average. Don't forget we knocked out Leipzig and no one says they are a weak team, far from it.
It's clear though we need a couple of quality additions to be more consistent in how we play, and we need our best 11 available and on form or we struggle against the very good sides.

3.) 16 Feb 2019 13:46:17
isleogreen I remember thinking that after Zenit last season; one or two quality additions might give us that extra edge to go a wee bit further. Now look at us a year on and we're still in the same position. Even with the players we have we there is no excuse for the lack of courage on Thursday, which sadly is becoming the norm. IMO under Strachan we would have won that game, Lennon probably a toss up but Thursday was like watching a Deila team in Europe.

4.) 16 Feb 2019 15:01:14
Kevbhoy it's true since Deila era we have produced many technically great players but mentality is gone.

The wide open way we play is simply ridiculous.

To play this style you need a massive amount of quality in the squad at this level.

5.) 16 Feb 2019 21:25:55
Valencia are far from a top side. If it was Napoli that we lost to I’d say fair enough but Valencia away from home are bang average. They draw loads of games and away they rarely win.
We made this stage down to good fortune with Rosenborg let’s not kid ourselves. We lost 3/ 4 against the better sides in our group, we lost to AEK the worst side in the Champions league group stages. We have suffered our biggest defeat in our history at home to PSG and away to Barcelona in group stage and have won a solitary match in group stage under Rodgers.
He was piss poor with Liverpool in Champions league not even getting through the group stages.
If Lennon managed us in Champions League or in Europa there would never be a flat mediocre performance if we lost it’s because the opposition were of a high standard.
Valencia played about 5/ 10 and beat us, we were about 2/ 10 it was like watching a Scottish Championship game in 1st half the standard was so bad, neither team could string 3 passes together, they were there for the taking and as always we bottled it! Yeah we were missing key players but so were they and with our best team we have failed time and again in continental competition under Brendan. We have literally had 1 great performance all season in Europe.
Bring back Lennon IMO.

{Ed007's Note - If they bring back Lennon I'm chucking doing this site.}

6.) 16 Feb 2019 22:17:22
Great post GGGG. Rodgers only won a single game for Liverpool in the groups and it was from a 90 min penalty

Dropped into Europa League and lost at same stage we are at now. That's with English money. So the money excuses can drop now.

He's a good manager at dominating with superior players but not so good at tactics outside of just possession.

7.) 16 Feb 2019 23:17:45
I reckon we’ll qualify this week and beat Valencia away. Then we can congratulate the team for reaching the last 16, but still recognize we’re going backwards.

8.) 17 Feb 2019 05:15:45
Get rid of Brendan and bring Lennon back?


Turn it up you lot eh?

The guy has done wonders at our club since he came in, won every trophy on the bounce.

Yes, his record in Europe is poor (with Celtic and Liverpool)

He's still learning also, I understand the frustration, I feel it to.

But hopefully he learns from this, gets some quality additions in the summer and cracks on with it as we all hope he will.

But to say bin the manager after all he's done in his time here, well that is simply ludicrous.

Realise where we are right now and stop acting like spoilt brats.

We've had I too good domestically over the years and it seems a few have overlooked that and just want more and more.

Be grateful for what we have right now please.

9.) 17 Feb 2019 06:39:47
Nobody’s saying Rodgers is a bad manager far from it domestically he has been truely outstanding and in no way do I think Lennon is the answer he had his time and left hopefully Rodgers stays for however long he likes they are left Wondering tho if rodgers has a plan B when we don’t have Possesion and teams play the high press on us, right now the answer is no. you have to change your tactics to try and beat your opposition especially in Europe over in knock out format if they team are Better standard than you and alter your principles slightly to ultimately achieve the goal of progression in cup competitions. I’m hoping for an early goal to give us a chance on Thursdays game but IMO today’s game is more important and Europe as much as it frustrates me at times will always play second fiddle to domestic affairs.

10.) 17 Feb 2019 12:08:12
Wanted to stay clear of the site after Thursday and seeing the comment bring back Lennon has justified my decision. What a ludicrous suggestion.

11.) 17 Feb 2019 13:23:49
Gerry, my response to that ridiculous post from GGGG was a touch less diplomatic but Ed has chosen not to publish it. It’s a little bit disappointing but I guess I’ll have to use a bit more tact in these situations. However, my point is that I agree with you completely and perhaps I should avoid the site when the moonhowlers are out in force.



14 Feb 2019 14:01:57
I'll be pleasantly surprised if we go through over the 2 legs against Valencia. If it's a close battle instead of another humiliation at the hands of a very decent European team then that would be great. I will of course be cheering us on and hoping for the best, we are playing pretty well at the moment, our attack and defence seem to be gelling well and on our day we'll give anyone a decent game. Valencia are nobody's mugs though, they have lost fewer games this season than Real Madrid and are a flippin decent team so we need to be very wary. If we can avoid our early goal disease then who knows? HH.


1.) 14 Feb 2019 16:31:53
Keep the faith! I think it will be 2 hard games for both teams, but I believe we can do it. To all the Celtic fans who are going to the game sing your hearts out and cheer on our great club win lose or draw! Hopefully win of course 🤞.

2.) 14 Feb 2019 17:17:00
Good shout Mick, the fans have a big part to play tonight.



30 Jan 2019 07:25:39
Ed007, any truth in the rumour that Broony is staying on a new 2 year deal? Saw it on a fairly disreputable site (HITC) where the Melbourne guy Lou Sticca supposedly said they were disappointed he wasn't going to them but they wished him well at Celtic. HH.


{Ed007's Note - Most places are reporting it now.}

1.) 30 Jan 2019 10:48:25
I hope so Ed. He still has a lot to offer overall. Anyone remember what happened when he was written off a few seasons ago? He ended up giving us 2 incredible seasons of quality and leadership. I think he has it in him to do it again. HH.

{Ed007's Note - I've never written Brown off any of the other multiple times plenty of supporters (and his critics outside the Club) were but theses days I think it's a case of the mind is willing but the body might struggle.}

2.) 30 Jan 2019 11:09:22
He will end up doing what Lambert did. Coming on and helping see out games or in for games we need a bit of steel in midfield.
He brings so much more than just what he does on park though and I am glad he's staying.

3.) 30 Jan 2019 11:42:39
A big problem with our team is that it lacks experience through the middle.

I feel like a lot lies on Brown, which at his age is difficult to do alone.

We Really should have a few more experienced guys about to take the load off and to help take more pressure off our young or inexperienced players.

4.) 30 Jan 2019 12:30:37
I'll admit I wrote him off at the end of Deila's time but was delighted when he proved me wrong. However he's a couple of years older now and chances are he won't recapture that form but he will still have an awful lot to offer - even just his presence.

5.) 30 Jan 2019 14:13:20
Scott Brown staying is a wonderful piece of news. He's been a tremendous servant and thoroughly deserves a two year deal. Yes, he's probably been told he won't play every week, but to have his experience and leadership around the club is priceless. Also, I'd imagine he asked the gaffer what his plans for the future were before committing himself. Great news.

6.) 30 Jan 2019 14:46:12
Scott Brown when he is out injured I feel takes a few extra games to get back in his stride. Hopefully a run of games will do him good because I feel that after last old firm, he will hit them hard in next old firm.

7.) 30 Jan 2019 15:57:03
Tesla you say no experience but at what point do we credit mcgregor or Forrest with experience?

Forrest’s been around a while, mcgregor must be 24-25?

Sinclair not exactly young or rogic so midfield has a fair bit experience.

Brown staying is excellent news, can’t only be a good influence but imagine having another mid 30’s Guy in there with him and bang and the pace is gone.

8.) 30 Jan 2019 22:30:19
I think I mentioned this before but there was a lot of speculation that Bobby Lennox was finished on the day of the 1972 cup final and he actually played his last game for Celtic about 8 or 9 years later.



06 Jan 2019 00:54:47
For the 2nd time, I'm not wetting my panties about this transfer window just yet because there are still a few weeks to go however our early intentions do little to soothe an aching heart.

I hope our club have learned the lesson about leaving things until the last minute and appreciate the benefits of acting quickly on targets that have been identified a few months beforehand.


1.) 06 Jan 2019 10:40:59
All we are linked with is a couple of short term loans, of players that will probably cut the loan deal short because they’re not getting a game.
Looking at it just now, we have a board only interested in big bonuses, and a manager (who’s not entirely blameless) throwing his toys out the pram.
We should be miles ahead of where we are now, and anyone who doesn’t think Defoe will make a difference, have to widen up. It’s a big month ahead for for Rodgers and Lawell.

2.) 06 Jan 2019 11:19:30
The loan players will probably cut their loans short and Rodgers is throwing the toys out the pram 😂.

3.) 06 Jan 2019 11:31:07
We really need to stop getting caught up in this Jermain Defoe thing. Over a career spanning 20 years, he’s averaged 10 goals a season. 4 in 30 I think it is for Bournemouth.

Imagine we were signing a 36 year old Premier League player, who’s played next to zero football all season and will no doubt be one of the highest paid players at the club.

Is that a signing you would be shouting about?

4.) 06 Jan 2019 12:14:18
As oppose to signing guys like kouassi who had played 10 career games?

Odsonne who had been on loan once in his life

Or Boyata who at 24 had played like 35 career games just?

5.) 06 Jan 2019 13:04:57
Cmon Gary we've been told to Widen up. Couldn't give a flying feck about Defoe he isn't a Celtic player. did we all go nuts when Aberdeen signed Wilson. As long as we strengthen and come out stronger that's good enough for me. The last couple of windows we did not. If we do this then it will be enough. If we don't will still win league just be closer than it needs to be. I'm just going to enjoy the ride and watching sevvies getting their hopes up only to be squished. I can't wait and will enjoy it even more when it does happen. Hail hail.

6.) 06 Jan 2019 13:24:04
Tesla young players with talent and a future or a 36 year old on high wages and nearing retirement?

7.) 06 Jan 2019 13:24:44
If Defoe had anything left of note, he would of been snapped up by another english club. Sevco would not of got a look in. Only reason he is away to them is i suspect they were only offer on table.

Our defence has battled against far better strikers in europe this season, Defoe will be a walk in the park compared to likes of Daffour of RB Salzburg etc.

8.) 06 Jan 2019 14:53:55
Pedrobhoy my point is about their current ability

An older experienced player who has played at high levels is every bit as good as most young guys playing their earliest professional games.

Neither are great. We develop players but we don't actually get to see the max potential on our parks.

So their potential means little to me, unless we sold big and then replaced with better players

But we sell for 20 mil and buy a 2 mil player. It's playing it far too safe and lacks ambition.

9.) 06 Jan 2019 16:07:09
Are they telsa? You mean experienced guys like
Ian wright
Freddie Ljungberg
Carlton Cole
Roy Keane
Colin Kazim-Richards
Joey Barton
Phil senderos?
They experienced guys?

10.) 06 Jan 2019 16:07:03
Every club tries to buy or loan what suits their coaching set-up . It would seem strange if Celtic didn't use Brendan Rodgers widely acclaimed ability to coach and develop young talent .
Despite some people's unnecessary negative view Celtic can look to 7 successive domestic trophies as an indicator of success .
In desperate Govan Rangers2012 appointed a rookie manager who has signed almost 20 players some twice as old as others he signed .
I can only think that he signed these elderly statesmen to have support at the discos for his choice of music.

11.) 06 Jan 2019 16:44:40

Amido Balde
Andre Blackman
Rabiu Ibrahim
Koki mizuno
Du Wei

We have far far more failures from signing rubbish In comparison.

What about Davie Weir, Kenny miller's, Robbie Keane, lubo moravcik etc

Fact is we need experience. We can't just keep signing guys who have barely been professional footballers.

It's not good enough for a club of our level.

It's not even about rangers signings. Who even cares about rangers in 2019? They are not the standard.

12.) 06 Jan 2019 17:19:26
Pukki was 24 and had dozens of caps when we signed him.
He was a double league winner in Iceland and had just spent 2 year playing in Germany.

Killen was around 25 26 when we signed him. Also an international.

Kenny Miller was also around 26 maybe 27.

So you just proved point of experience and age can't guarantee success.

13.) 06 Jan 2019 17:20:42
Rabiu Ibrahim, oh God I forgot about him! Mind that Braafheid boy too- ooft. Carlton Cole was like signing MBappe compared to them.

14.) 06 Jan 2019 17:29:46
Kev I'm talking about Kenny miller's now at the age of 87 still scoring in the SPL

Don't also pretend you had the slightest clue who pukki was.

It's not just an age thing. Guys are 27 and played at poor levels their whole career.

Point is when you sign projects they are NOT at their potential. So we get lesser players.

Odsonne is a good player for his age but will have lots of poor weeks as he is very much learning the game.

We can't do this for every single signing.

We can't continue to throw European qualification away losing 40 mil a time.

We can and should be operating on a higher level of quality.

15.) 06 Jan 2019 21:04:23
Pukki is tearing up the Championship.

Always felt there was a player in him.

{Ed007's Note - 😲😲😲😲

16.) 07 Jan 2019 18:03:46
Did that Braafheid no come on and get subbed on his debut lol? Don't think he barely kicked a ball after that either.

17.) 07 Jan 2019 23:41:46
Tesla, do you just come on here and say controversial things to advertise a certain car manufacturer?




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22 May 2019 11:08:02
Guys I think it's a near certainty that Lennon will be our new manager. All the paper talk has been created just to get a story out and absolutely none of their rumours have any credibility. I like Chris Sutton but I think he was wrong when he said about an offer being made to Mourinho, I don't think it ever happened. Everything is gearing up for a Lennon return from what I can see. I read that the Board want Lennon but they are a little hesitant because of the fans reaction to it so far however I do think they will go ahead and appoint him. HH.


1.) 22 May 2019 12:14:23
I think Lennon will be a candidate but I don't think he'll get the job. He may be offered a job with the club but whether he takes it or not is a different matter. Love the guy but hope its not him.

2.) 22 May 2019 12:18:10
I've Heard Moyes is getting the job don't know what to make of it though.

3.) 22 May 2019 14:45:15
If it is as suggested the now a shoot out between Lenny and moyes . Let see a list of pros and cons between the 2 personally neither excite me but i will try pick the positives from who ever is appointed.



14 May 2019 10:40:40
Ed007, with Congerton now gone do we already have someone internally who could step into his role or is it more likely that John Park or someone else will come in? HH.


{Ed007's Note - If it's just as a Head of Recruitment I suppose Neil Lennon could do the job but I'd imagine that it will be an external appointment. John Park looks likely to join Sunderland as their new DOF so he won't be returning to Celtic.}

1.) 14 May 2019 11:09:33
I'd have thought that Lennon is an all or nothing guy in that he wants the manager job or no job at all. Perhaps I'm wrong. HH.

{Ed007's Note - I'd be surprised if Lennon would take a job like that too but I do think he could do it.}

2.) 14 May 2019 12:03:48
I’ve got a feeling we will promote Kennedy to the position? Do you believe any of the Rafa rumours after that huge price cut in the betting ED?

{Ed007's Note - How many favourites is that the bookies have had now?}

3.) 14 May 2019 13:14:48
2, maybe 5, maybe 7 I have no idea haha! Just I don’t understand the whole betting thing a lot when it comes to managers etc. Usually when a horse gets backed in from such a high price its due to a leak of information or someone with credibility gives a tip. With a manager it’s an odd one as it seems that the only hunch they can go on is how much people are betting at a specific time?

4.) 14 May 2019 13:52:38
I think it happens when a lot of money goes on. Or if the bookies reduce the odds to try to get (mug) punters to bet on it. Will never be Rafa, unfortunately.

{Ed007's Note - Sly Spurts News rumours are mostly fabricated stories to get people gambling.}



13 May 2019 10:00:12
Ed007, I sometimes look at the celticnewsnow website. Does it have any credibility as a source of info? HH.


{Ed007's Note - It's just a news aggregator site so it's really just up to you to separate the wheat from the chaff mate.}



12 May 2019 21:49:51
Ed007, do you think today's loss to Sevco will have any bearing on the board's managerial decision or do you think they have already made a decision regardless of the team's poor performance. HH.


{Ed007's Note - I think the decision will already have been made before today but if the choice was Lennon hopefully today will have changed their minds. His team selection - Rogic and even worse was picking young Johnston - and predictable tactics were an embarrassment today, is our only hope going forward if it's not working just keep switching wingers every 10 mins in the hope that something happens?
From what I seen out there today the players aren't comfortable playing a 4-3-3, they've been playing a 4-2-3-1 (the system the players prefer) for so long Lennon should have stuck with it and if he gets the job he can change it.
There was no energy or urgency in the team and even though that's carried over from Rodgers time when the football was dire for the last 18 months surely Lennon should have been able to inspire effort and pride in HIS team at least?}

1.) 13 May 2019 00:34:12
Exactly ed there's no excuse for having no fight.

2.) 13 May 2019 06:30:06
We watched a very similar performance at ibrox in December only this performance was worse. Some people said last week we should play the under 20s at ibrox and minimise the risk of injuries. Well after watching that yesterday, at least the under 20s would’ve shown desire, commitment, no fear, and gave everything for the 90 minutes. We got none of that from those players yesterday and given the huge salaries they’re on they should reimburse every one of the 800 fans who paid to go watch that shambolic performance. It was bad enough to watch decembers shambles but to then go back there yesterday and put in a worse performance isn’t acceptable.

3.) 13 May 2019 09:16:01
As much is my contempt for TRIFC 2012 and their lies, there is no doubt that they have progressed since the 5-0 game a year ago.
Although they lack familiar names to me, they do have a team spirit and recently a consistency that wasn't there last year.
This should be treated much the same as the RD epitaph and a sign that we have real work to do to improve - even maintain dominance.
Obviously the record books will show 8-in-a-row, but there are a few matters that need urgent attention.

The injuries to key players was a real strain on resources and stamina, but playing a whole season without a recognized striker (or two) is unheard of in a Celtic team and goals were bound to dry up. The ongoing right-back problem must be addressed as is the need to find a creative midfield player partner/ cover Christie and replace the enigmatic Rogic who has had a horrendous season.
Shved - from what I've heard should walk into the team as Sinclair seems to have had his day and like several others - looks jaded.
The most important thing is to get the right manager in pronto; to re-motivate and improve the players that are staying and replace the rest with better quality where possible?

4.) 13 May 2019 10:07:23
A bhoy that's untested at a serious level should walk in to the team?

5.) 13 May 2019 07:18:28
It might just be me ED but I think it looks like a few players either don't like or trust Lennon's management, We were flying after the winter break but since Lennon came back a lot of players seem well off the pace and there confidence seems to have diserted them.
Maybe its his style or he has changed something in training.



08 May 2019 11:56:18
Not Celtic related. Liverpool last night, well done to them. It was an amazing comeback but I'm already feckin sick of hearing about it on the radio and reading about it on 'tinterweb. It was incredible indeed but my ears can't take it anymore. HH.


1.) 08 May 2019 18:04:54
Bob, they do ma head in and cause me extreme anxiety. And some people want to play in the Brexiteers league. Rodgers would have stayed then the wee anglicised toad. Leave England to the the little Englanders. Plus I see the Liverpool fans were criticising Celtic fans for singing a song asking if we’d ever seen their favourite son in Govan win a league. They’re welcome to their EPL and their new Royal wean. They should be banned fae Europe after Brexit anyway. It’s taking them a while to leave Europe though but then again it took about 800 years for them to leave Ireland.

2.) 08 May 2019 18:56:25
Brilliant post. Still no left ireland yet buddy saddens me to say.

3.) 08 May 2019 18:56:33
JFP, my post was about the English media. You've gone way beyond that lol HH.




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22 May 2019 11:10:09
Have you not been watching the latest news Andy? Benitez has agreed to stay at Newcastle. HH.




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15 May 2019 18:49:57
And share a room in Mrs O'Celtic's boarding house HH.




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15 May 2019 18:45:41
Kev83, I'm seriously disappointed and upset. I too am interested in the position but the BBC haven't seen fit to mention it. I'm a 'Celtic man' too which makes it all the more disheartening. lol HH.




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15 May 2019 18:42:32
Ice Man, Ranieri ain't the answer. Lovely guy who loves football and he had his deserved season of glory with Leicester but unfortunately he has been a bit of a bombscare since. HH.




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15 May 2019 18:27:06
toprig, we'd all love it to be true but. and that always seems to be our problem, there's always a but when it comes to major decisions. HH.





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22 May 2019 20:58:01
To me all the signs are pointing at Lenny as our next manager. If he is then he'll have my 100% unwavering support. I'd rather we went for a big name but remember that would eat up a lot of our available cash. He is Celtic to the core even if some fans don't want him and if his appointment means we'll get some serious investment in the playing squad then I'll be OK with that. HH.




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19 May 2019 19:59:35
Dembele is a very slight build and I'm sure he'll suffer from time to time against the bullies of football but there's no doubt the lad has talent. HH.




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15 May 2019 10:46:48
He'll be worth the wait for next season. HH.


{Ed007's Note - Yeah I'm looking forward to seeing him next season as well.}



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15 May 2019 10:22:27
Molan, away and suck yer grannies toes ye balloon HH.




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14 May 2019 11:09:33
I'd have thought that Lennon is an all or nothing guy in that he wants the manager job or no job at all. Perhaps I'm wrong. HH.


{Ed007's Note - I'd be surprised if Lennon would take a job like that too but I do think he could do it.}