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22 Jul 2017 23:04:47
Ed, are there any developments on the Caulker rumours? Do you think we'll take a chance on the lad? HH.


{Ed007's Note - I heard there's further talks planned for this week.}

1.) 23 Jul 2017 00:05:10
How did we let that Alves guy slip through our fingers, everyone is saying he is really good,

2.) 23 Jul 2017 00:57:44
Haaaaaaaa, high five.

3.) 23 Jul 2017 13:36:45
We are on to slim pickings for Wednesday defence we only have 4 fit defenders and no first team back ups if we did bring someone in they won't be fit enough to be on bench they 4 will need to tread carefully now.

{Ed007's Note - 4, Rich? Lustig, Sviatchenko, Simunovic, Tierney and Ajer on the bench, or play Ralston at RB and move Lustig in to the middle instead of Erik. I'd be surprised if Rodgers went with 3 at the back again as I think Rosenborg are a bigger threat than Linfield though I don't think they will cause us too many problems and we should comfortably get past them with a couple of goals to spare.}

4.) 23 Jul 2017 13:58:15
Two young bhoys not tested at CL level I think he will go with 4 at the back but as u said the way sviatchenko is playing he mite go with Ralston that could be a shout I don't think we should underestimate Rosenberg BR won't but we definitely need a good first leg to give us a chance due to away form in CL games.

{Ed007's Note - But would you consider Rosenborg CL level? Just because it's a CL tie it's not really CL level imo. For me CL Level is playing against a team that regularly qualifies for it and that's been a while for the Norwegians, didn't they lose to St Johnstone a couple of years ago in the EL and APOEL knocked them out of the CL at this stage last season.
Ajer could have strolled the Linfield game and you wouldn't call them CL Level plus Ajer knows the Norwegian game and knows Rosenborg who I would say aren't any better than Aberdeen and that's me being kind. This Rosenborg team are nowhere near the teams they've had in the past and yes it'll be a tricky away leg but I expect us to win both legs quite comfortably.
If we lose you'll find me in a cave down the Fairhill burn with no wi-fi :)

5.) 23 Jul 2017 14:52:02
We've got to try ajer at some point in a competitive game why not rosenberg.

6.) 23 Jul 2017 14:39:20
Lmao ed doon the fairhill burn, watch oot fir the burnt oot motors n shopping trolleys.

{Ed007's Note - Sounds like you know it well lol}

7.) 23 Jul 2017 14:53:27
Well let's hope it doesn't come to that ED haha so do u think this Caulker discussion may turn to a deal being done or not?

{Ed007's Note - I think it depends on how Caulker feels in himself and about moving up here. There's definitely a chance of a deal.}

8.) 23 Jul 2017 15:02:32
How do we find out a player is CL level without playing him?

9.) 23 Jul 2017 17:09:33
Rosenborg may not be as good as they were but they are still the Norwegian champs. Molde beat us home and away less than 2 years ago so there are some decent teams/ players in that league. We should win but I don't think it will be easy especially with no GB and being at home first is always a dodgy. I'd be delighted with 2-0 on Wednesday night.

{Ed007's Note - I'd be happy with that.}

10.) 23 Jul 2017 17:32:38
was it just my eyes or did broonie drop into left cb in the linfield game?

just went they pressed - which wasn't very often.

Maybe we will do that again - he's not a cb but he has a calm head and we have an abundance of midfielders.

I am a little nervous of Rosenberg - they were regular qualifiers a few years ago and they will know everyone of our players weaknesses.

Clean sheet at home is essential.

11.) 23 Jul 2017 21:50:09
is that your usual dogging spot ed? lol.

12.) 23 Jul 2017 22:03:11
I thought Rosenberg was the last round, but no there is another and all difficult options.

13.) 23 Jul 2017 22:22:17
Brown often drops back to cover positions across the back four either when we are forward or the opposition is stretching the play, but he is never a CB.

I'm a bit nervous about Rosenborg also especially this early in the qualifiers. I remember Brattbak haunting us a few years ago. they may not be the team they were but there won't be too much between them and the teams we could face in the next round, so if we come through this one we can be confident.

14.) 23 Jul 2017 23:10:55
There are far better teams than Rosenborg that we could play next, namely Legia Warsaw!

Along with ourselves you have Olympiakos, Copenhagen, Salzburg and Ludogorets who would be seeded in the play off round, should we all win. We need 2 of those teams to lose in order to avoid a potential tie with Legia. Salzburg most likely to lose to Rijeka.

15.) 24 Jul 2017 11:22:09
APOEL were 2-1 down and scored 3 goals in stoppage time at home to put them out. Wasn't a the walk in the park you suggest ED. I'm confident of going through but we need a good result to nothing on Weds.

{Ed007's Note - I didn't say it was a walk in the park, I said APOEL put them out and we are a far better team than APOEL.}

16.) 24 Jul 2017 15:49:05
I know brown drops back regularly when one of the cds go forward. and I know he isn't a cd but we weren't playing with 3 the other night and he dropped back whenever they pressed. on quite a few occasions in the second half I recall - more often than him thinking "ill cover that spot" more like a tactic from the outset from BR.

which shows either this is something they are working on to have brown in there in these games - or more worrying - we don't have the right person for that position so relying on brown for cover as we have cover in midfield.



16 May 2017 15:11:09
Any truth in the rumour that if Moussa goes we'll try to bring in Dani Gomez from Real Madrid?


1.) 16 May 2017 20:03:13
It was inevitable that Dembele would be sold but if it's this Summer then for me it's another slap in the face for fans. Talks of how we don't need to sell out best players clearly is a load of shite.

To sell your top striker with champs league coming up is madness when the only back up we have is griff. And any replacement coming in couldn't be trusted to slot right in to Brendan's play.

2.) 16 May 2017 23:29:02
Maybe he wants to go if he thinks it's better for him. In that case it's better for all if he does As long as we get a good deal from it. If we keep him it would not be good for anyone an unhappy player and not a good advert for us bringing in new talent if they think we will stop them from achieving their dreams.

3.) 16 May 2017 23:44:46
And in reality the team has time for the glue to set, this is only the early baby stages of this new era of what Celtic is, a powerhouse in europ I hope. If Dembele stays and wants to put Scottish football on the map again good on him, he could be as great as Larsson if he believes he can be the best.



15 Apr 2017 23:12:11
Info from a good source: a person who has worked extensively for many years with Everton in a legal capacity has told my brother in law that when Lukaku goes in the summer, Dembele is the preferred replacement IF Celtic are willing to sell.

This guy is my brother in law's cousin and lives near Birkenhead. I have been to Goodison with him and my brother in law in the past and he has a very strong relationship with all the staff there.

He is Everton to the bone. He says it all depends on whether Celtic want to sell and if Dembele wants to leave Glasgow. He is a very respectable and well connected guy. Apparently Everton have watched Dembele numerous times and he's the guy they want. HH.


1.) 16 Apr 2017 01:36:28
Bobthecat. The next family meeting will be a tad awkward if you have indeed delivered here :) . Names address and leanings. I like the slashed odds of variable sources even though i've never heard of them 😀. Better than a cabbies maw no end!
Not sure who reads this but you may have to change your name to ally cat. Nice sunshine. Like a good rumour!
. everton can gtf. my 2 pence anyway.

{Ed007's Note - Right now William Jose is the player that Everton are looking very seriously at as a striker to replace Lukaku. Dembele won't be going anywhere this summer as nobody will pay the - what is seen as unrealistic by some - price Celtic have put on him to frighten any potential suitors off. }

2.) 16 Apr 2017 02:15:03
What a name!
Im not the superstitious type.

3.) 16 Apr 2017 10:42:20
I hope you're right Ed. HH.

4.) 16 Apr 2017 19:05:08
MD is seen by all as a very good player and can only improve.

Its not news to say everton are interested, it would be news if everton aren't interested.

but until someone actually steps up with the asking price he's ours.



24 Feb 2017 15:12:09
Great to see that Griff is fit for the Hamilton game. Hopefully that means he is fit in body, mind and spirit. He is a top player when he's on tune and I think Dembele's success has taken away from that a bit. I've always liked Griff. He is a clinical finisher and hopefully he accepts that, as BR says, he had a duty to himself and the club both on and off the pitch to look after himself. HH.




11 Feb 2017 21:10:51
Apart from our very own Moussa is there any player in British football who is as dependable and reliable as KT when he plays? Bearing in mind that he still has some development ahead of him (all being well) he is going to be an absolute superstar on the stage of world football. HH.


1.) 11 Feb 2017 23:43:24
The boy is frightening, best player since larrson.

2.) 12 Feb 2017 10:51:22
Feed the mousse!

3.) 12 Feb 2017 11:13:44
Listen lads kt great wee player he's learning, so is dembele, but kt is behind him as far as experience goes. kt is full blooded raw player. atm he's the best lb in Scotland, he's had some hard times in cl ect Barcelona man, but c'mon guys this is his first, 1st team experience let the lad learn and enjoy him, hh.

4.) 12 Feb 2017 12:12:13
KT is not only the best young player to come out of the but also a incredible young man. Really proud of him on and off the park. A legend in the making.

5.) 12 Feb 2017 12:46:24
KT can easy go on n play at the very highest level. May it be the epl or la liga. But for now let's jus let him gain experience n enjoy the passion he brings to the side. HH.

6.) 12 Feb 2017 15:04:14
Yes DesH, by all accounts he seems to be a classy young lad in every way, both on and off the park.
Down to earth, living his own childhood dream of playing for Celtic and with both feet firmly on the ground with the help and support of a great family and circle of friends.
What a pity Feruz and Watt didn't have his attitude. Both of them could have (not necessarily would have) had great futures. HH.




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15 Aug 2017 21:59:51
Ed, one hour to go before the CL deadline. Do you think we will bring someone in on time or it unlikely at this stage? I know you probably can't say for sure but what's your thoughts? HH.


{Ed007's Note - Nah, time's getting on now.}

1.) 15 Aug 2017 22:33:56
Am a bit stunned Sutton would come out with pish like that it's very not like him to b honest hh.

2.) 15 Aug 2017 22:41:17
Sutton just taking the pish then.

3.) 15 Aug 2017 23:03:22
How is it pish? He said Paddy will sign and there's still 2 weeks of the window left.

4.) 15 Aug 2017 23:09:01
Ya Ed can't believe Sutton would come out with it especially when we are on edge waiting for something to happen. Gutted!

{Ed007's Note - I never seen it but did Sutton actually say he'd be signed tonight? I'm always wary of statements like that as I know from experience how difficult it is to put any kind of time scale on signings.}

5.) 15 Aug 2017 23:37:36
Hopes up again this is it now we have to make next round maybe get one into help with group phase I should stop listening to the shite people come up with.

6.) 15 Aug 2017 23:39:49
he never said tonight.

7.) 15 Aug 2017 23:40:28
He said he'd sign this summer Ed. Darrell (? ) who hosts the BT football suggested there may be a chance of it happening before tonight's deadline more than Sutton did.

{Ed007's Note - Well then, he's not proven wrong until the window shuts.}



12 Aug 2017 23:22:21
The Patrick Roberts saga: if we can sign him it would be fantastic, if we can't then we can move on. He is not the be all and end all for us. Yes, he made a fantastic contribution last season and the relationship he struck up with KT was a joy to see but we are Celtic FC, we can and should move on with or without Roberts. If we can get him back it would be fantastic but if we fail to sign him it's not the end of the world. HH.


1.) 13 Aug 2017 00:22:59
It would seem we were hoping for another loan deal and bought Hayes as insurance against this failing.
Unfortunately Hayes is struggling to step up a level (or two) and the striker and centre back injury crisis has raised more serious issues - even wee paddy couldn't solve.
The team at present is unbalanced and a bit below par.
However, against Thistle we still had plenty possession and attacks, with numerous crosses from KT, Lustig - and even Hayes but lacked a target or presence in the box.
As the game dragged on at 1-0 we ended up having to risk LG to try and secure the win and aggravated his injury.
I agree wee paddy would have been a bonus, but we are really struggling in other key positions which take priority.

2.) 13 Aug 2017 01:54:52
Let's forget about paddy, if it's not going to happen, don't worry about it, he is a talented young guy, but he is nothing that special, at the moment, maybe he will develop into a superstar, maybe not, I think the young supporters of today are so starved of any kind of talented players, they go absolutely doolally if anyone manages to dribble the ball.

3.) 13 Aug 2017 07:37:37
If he signed good if he doesn't it won't end us . we shouldn't be hanging on till a minute from end of deadline of the window . give him and city the final offer tomorrow if no joy then end the saga . there are as good and better players out there.

4.) 13 Aug 2017 07:40:03
Canny agree aindoh he's very gifted wins games on his own and we're missing that.

5.) 13 Aug 2017 11:39:12
The advantage of signing Roberts is that we know exactly what we are getting, once you have to start looking elsewhere for players, you may end up with a player who although talented, may not settle in as well, and also someone who doesn't have the same liking for the club that Paddy seems to.

6.) 13 Aug 2017 12:40:58
We are struggling a bit due to injuries. We have loads of midfield players who can fill the space as required. Its centre back and striker that we are missing. Would prefer Ajar at centre back. Why is he not playing instead of Bitton? So if we play Ajar and have Bitton as cover we are just about ok. The new CB we are looking at is 20 yrs old. Will he be any better than Ajar? What message are we sending to him? He is a super CB and should be getting game time.

Striker required but we can't sign one before Tuesday and play him Wednesday in such a big game. We should have bought a striker as soon as Dembele pulled the hamstring again instead BR stated that he could not accommodate 3 strikers? Who knows if Dembele problem is going to keep happening just like it did to Michael Owen? We need to cover that possibility and buy a quality striker.

We will have European football, 38 games in the league, and 2 cup competitions. That could be over 60 games if we get a run in europe. 2 strikers will struggle to remain injury free. can't understand why the board can't see it?

7.) 13 Aug 2017 19:00:28
He could be on bench in case griff gets injured so we should try and get one in.



10 Aug 2017 11:00:59
Guys, have a look at this video of KT's goal. In particular look at the face of the Killie player on 44 seconds. It's as if he was saying, Where the feck did that shot come from? lol HH


1.) 10 Aug 2017 11:13:21
Commented in big Kirk Clubfoot's face the other night. Brilliant!

2.) 10 Aug 2017 17:00:10
Is it wrong to have a man crush on a young lad like him?



07 Aug 2017 18:12:31
This may be a simplistic view but why don't Celtic make their best effort to sign Paddy Roberts. If it succeeds then get it done. If it doesn't then draw a line under it and move on. All this faffing around is a right pain in the arse. I know there are probably more strings to a deal than most of us know but for fekk sake, it can't be rocket science. It's either a yes or a no. HH.


1.) 07 Aug 2017 18:33:21
they are too busy fannying about trying to sign him on a cheap loan at the last minute again instead of using some of that absolute fortune they are sitting on and showing a bit of ambition by signing the boy on a permanent deal with a decent top players wage.

2.) 07 Aug 2017 18:56:47
You could be right james, I'd be well pissed off it that were true. HH.

3.) 07 Aug 2017 19:40:05
Jamrsbhoy that is not the case. Man City want to sell him for £12 mill. No one wants to pay that. So Man City want him to go to a Prem leavue club do well and then they will get £12_£15 mill next season. He has 3 years left on his Man City contract. They can lend him out with all his wages paid. Its nothing to do with Celtic not paying the money. Is Paddy worth £12 mill to Celtic? The answer is we don't pay that for a player. Too much for us. Now if paddy goes on loan he has a say on whete he goes so it is up to him if he comes to us or not. My fedling is he will go to an EPL side.

4.) 07 Aug 2017 19:58:48

Very similar situation to some of our own young players.

Henderson away to Hibs, loved it, struck up a great friendship with McGinn, won the cup with them and expected to push on with us last season.

Paddy clearly thinks he has what it takes to make it at City.

5.) 07 Aug 2017 19:31:40
Maybe we've done all we can but the player wants to assess all his options before deciding where his future lies? People are always so quick to have a go at the club but CD said today we're in "constant contact" with City so maybe there's nothing more Celtic can do until squads have been finalised and qualifiers are finished etc.

6.) 07 Aug 2017 21:11:38
When you look at the crazy money being paid for players with a lot less talent than Paddy has, I think you are deluding yourselves if you think City would let him go for 12 million or even 20 million, and Paddy might have had a good time in Glasgow, but he knows he can make (I am loathe to say earn) , mega bucks down south, and so it will be untill Jeremy ( blessed be his name) , gets elected and puts a 90% tax rate on anyone making more than £100,000, a year, so my maths are not very good, so if you make £10,000,a week, that's over half a million a year, so you get to keep the first 100,000,then you get taxed at 90% on the rest, so that leaves you with another £40,000,so hey ho, you get £140,000,a year, that should be enough to buy your milk and bread and other essentials, so every one is happy, because the tax money will be used to get rid of the food banks, pay for more nurses and teachers and police and dustbin men, and fishery protection vessels when Scotland gets its independence from England and Europe.

7.) 07 Aug 2017 22:45:56
What the ****?

8.) 08 Aug 2017 00:14:40
Ever think maybe paddy wants to see if we are in champions league?

9.) 08 Aug 2017 00:16:25
hes nowhere near worth 12m, city will be happy to get 6m for him, celtic are sitting on a fortune and afford the deal no problem, its amazing the amount of panty wetters on here the minute anyone criticises this penny pinching board who's lack of ambition has held us back for a number of years on the european stage.

10.) 08 Aug 2017 10:19:27
all this talk that he signed for 12 mill is bollocks, that was what fulham would recieve via clauses etc, think city paid about 4 up front, his wage is 25 k, he loves celtic, and tierneys his best mate, every chance that he will come back, who stole the sugar from your doughnut jonny?

{Ed001's Note - I actually think they paid about £13.5m in order to remove any potential sell on clauses.}

11.) 08 Aug 2017 10:29:08
theyve paid 13.5 up front Ed?

{Ed001's Note - transfer fees are not paid up front, that is the fee that was lodged with UEFA's TMS, it may well end up more with add ons in the future, but that is the amount they will pay for him over the period the transfer fee was agreed to be paid. Usually a couple of years, though City have pushed some transfers through simply by paying up front the full amount in the past.

In simple terms, that is the amount he has cost the club.}

12.) 08 Aug 2017 10:58:02
Fair Enough Ed, tbh i've read about it numerous times that it was 4 up front but you seem to be in the know, Do you think we have a chance of getting him? . PS cheers for pissing on ma bonfire ;)

{Ed001's Note - it was probably the initial payment, according to TMS it was about £13.5m though. Pep doesn't think he is good enough, so the lad is available. Obviously the price is an issue, but the lad himself had a lot of good things to say about Celtic, so I couldn't rule it out. However I really can't see Celtic stumping up the money to buy him, so maybe another loan could be an option?}



18 Jul 2017 21:20:04
If Armstrong wants to go then so be it. As long as we get a decent fee for him that's all we can hope for. I'd love him to stay but life goes on. The only disappointing thing for me is all the messing around over a new deal. If he wants to go then he should say so, if he wants to stay then he should get it done and put it behind him. HH.


1.) 18 Jul 2017 22:14:11
I think he shouldn't be picked until the situation is sorted out, it's a privilege to pull on our jersey if he doesn't see that and is just chasing money let him go. It's going on far to long now. There's plenty out there to replace him and if he moves you'll be reading in a few seasons how he made a big mistake moving on to a mid to bottom half epl team with no chance of winning things.
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02 Jul 2017 06:22:20
Guys, stop listening to the media.
KT won't be leaving. The lad doesn't want to leave and the club have no intention of selling him. HH.




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18 Jun 2017 19:41:05
10m plus McCarthy would be tremendous business. HH.




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11 Jun 2017 15:59:03
Surely there is no way we could offer him any kind of contract that another big team couldn't double or treble if they wanted him? HH.




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05 Jun 2017 10:17:56
If Roberts signs for us on a permanent deal I think we'll see an extra 10-20% from him next season, and what a player that would make him. He has been with us on loan and he has applied himself fantastically well but psychologically I believe he'll improve if it's made official that Paradise is home to him for the foreseeable future.
In a way it's a bit like comparing a house you rent to a house you buy. Yes you'll settle in the rented house for as long as you're their but when you buy a house you'll settle yourself much more. HH.




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30 May 2017 10:55:31
Relax guys. Jonny Hayes will not be a Celtic player. HH.





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15 Aug 2017 21:41:25
Pud, he said Paddy COULD sign tonight but was confident he will sign some time befor the window shuts.




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07 Aug 2017 18:56:47
You could be right james, I'd be well pissed off it that were true. HH.




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06 Aug 2017 12:24:46
I think Cheryl Cole should be on tv presenting every show on every channel all day long. As long as she doesn't speak there'd be no complaints from me. lol HH.




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06 Aug 2017 10:53:10
If someone told you they were disgusted by your behaviour because you were trying to get the best deal you could, what would you say to them? HH.




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06 Aug 2017 10:41:00
She's bang average Ed. Pretty in her own way but she's no SuBo :-) HH.


{Ed007's Note - You'll go to the bad fire for that kind of talk! Imagine they did bring SuBo in a a Scottish football presenter though?}