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08 Jul 2018 20:44:36
Ed, I was told that McGinn will be confirmed tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest. Accurate or total pish? HH.


{Ed007's Note - Yeah that sounds about right but nothing's 100% until it happens so it might drag on. Brendan Rodgers met McGinn today and he could be a wildcard signing for the CL.}

1.) 08 Jul 2018 22:26:06
Really hpping so. I really rate McGinn. Can see Sinky, morgan, Eddie and Dembelation cashing in on defence splitting paces from the kid.

2.) 09 Jul 2018 00:15:45
Can't see it being done in time for wildcard at this late stage with clubs to agree price medical personal terms to be all completed by 11 or 12 morra. I know deadline day that's what happens but with the reports on evaluation for the player being well off at the moment I can't see it happening that quick.

3.) 09 Jul 2018 05:20:18
Another bench warmer .

4.) 09 Jul 2018 09:46:36
TRY, who else would we have if Brown or Ntcham got injured?
Yes you are correct and he won't start every game just now but as I said in case of injuries or Brown needling a rest.
We have no one that can step in unless you would be happy with Bitton coming back into the team, but he is already out until September due to an injury.

5.) 09 Jul 2018 09:54:31
TTTS. He doesn't get in the first XI for me either but we need more than Ollie at CM. Plus, being a Celtic fan he should be happy being a squad player which itself is hard to come across. He'll definitely get game time domestically. And improve.

{Ed007's Note - Do the people girning about McGinn also think we shouldn't have signed Edouard because he won't get in the team before Dembele?

6.) 09 Jul 2018 10:50:24
McGinn if he plays for Hibs on Thursday does this put him out for CL qualifying stages if we bring him on?

7.) 09 Jul 2018 11:03:46
No idea Ed. A CM was not at the top of my list, but with Armstrong away we need cover. It's as simple as that. Armstrong 7-8m. McGinn, maybes 3m? That's a position sorted for several years, plus an extra 5m in the kitty to go towards the first XI maybe once the English window shuts? Good business.

{Ed007's Note - Exactly, JT. Armstrong's departure leaves us severely short in the CM department and McGinn's arrival will more than fill that void and unlike Armstrong McGinn wants to be here, in fact the lad's desperate to become a Celtic player.}

8.) 09 Jul 2018 11:28:37
Surely we should be working towards other signings while working on McGinn. If him and French Eddy are our only signings I’d be concerned.

9.) 09 Jul 2018 11:06:02
how can Brendan meet mcginn without Hibs permission? Surely we would need to agree a fee before that happened? Still not convinced on the McGinn move to be honest! One minute I think it’s a good idea and the next I think do We really need him!

10.) 09 Jul 2018 11:28:10
Spot on ED!



11.) 09 Jul 2018 12:37:06
Still the doubters same mince got talked about Armstrong before he signed.

{Ed007's Note - The same mince is spoken about every signing and every signing target. If he was called Juan McGinnio and we were signing him for £6 million from a mid-table Pub League team people would be creaming themselves.}

12.) 09 Jul 2018 13:25:51
I don’t think Armstrong leaving does leave us short. We have Broony, Ntcham, Kouassi and Bitton for 2 places. McGregor can also drop in there too. I think we need to get rid of either Kouassi or Bitton too as McGinn is a better player than both of them.

If we do get McGinn the next priority has to be the defence.

{Ed007's Note - Nobody's going to sign Bitton while he's injured and I wouldn't be surprised to see Kouassi go out on loan for next season.}

13.) 09 Jul 2018 13:34:53
Spot am truly baffled by this they obviously missed our games against hibs last season or performances against the so called other big clubs.

14.) 09 Jul 2018 13:34:53
Spot am truly baffled by this they obviously missed our games against hibs last season or performances against the so called other big clubs.

{Ed007's Note - One win, two draws and one loss we had against Hibs last year and McGinn dominated our midfield in at least 2 of those games, one with and one without Brown.
McGinn scored the same amount of league goals (5) than Brown (0) and Ntcham (5) together, he also scored more league goals than Rogic (4) and the same amount of assists as the Australian(4) Over all Ntcham scored 9 goals, Rogic scored 8 and McGinn scored 6 playing as a box to box midfielder for Hibs, he was only 2 goals behind the guy fans see as our main creative threat, even on assists overall McGinn (8) is only 1 behind Rogic (9) and in front of Ntcham on (6).}

15.) 09 Jul 2018 14:01:30
I must be in the minority Ed, Am always happy to be signing a Celtic supporter who clearly is the best player in the league outwith our own (Y) Now if we can talk that Jamessyooo MacLeaniiiooo into winding down his contract in lieu :-P.

{Ed007's Note - It looks like McClean's going to Stoke, Jamie so it looks like KT'll will still be the team's DJ for the Rebs on the bus.}

16.) 09 Jul 2018 14:39:24
McGeouch was the outstanding player in the Hibs midfield for me last year did the exact same job as brown does for us surprised we never looked at getting him back Mcginn is more a replacement/ sub if need to give Ntcham a rest. But he could be moulded into the way brown plays just now.

{Ed007's Note - Rodgers has said he sees Kouassi as Brown's long term replacement but I'm not too sure about that, even if Kouassi comes in and is a success he'll be looking to move on no doubt after 2/3 years (hopefully for a tidy profit) and McGinn will become the midfield anchor long term.}

17.) 09 Jul 2018 17:23:04
I think McGinn will be a great signing. I think every game against us last season he stood out, and went toe to toe with Brown. He's a bit raw, but seems to raise it for big games. So will do well against Aberdeen and Hibs.

18.) 09 Jul 2018 21:36:03
Ed Mcginn and rogic stats this season isn't really fair is it? Did mcginn no play a good few more games than rogic this season in the league?

{Ed007's Note - So McGinn's fitter and less injury prone than Rogic too. I think it's fair to say I'd expect that a No.10/ACM playing for Celtic would be producing a lot more goals and assists than a box to box midfielder playing for Hibs.}

19.) 09 Jul 2018 22:47:56
It's hard to understand how Celtic have just completed a double treble as according to many fans Brendan doesn't seem to know much about bringing in players
In fact many fans seem to think they know better than Brendan . I honesty think that is a complete load of nonsense, as of course the professionals know best.

20.) 10 Jul 2018 11:01:06
McGinn will be a great signing. If you can’t see that, I would be worried taking their advice and appraisal of anything.

And Chris, there is legitimate concern about the number of players Brendan has signed that haven’t even made regular appearances for the team. 18 players and three playing regularly doesn't seem to me at least like a great return on investment. So far.

I like a few of those bought, Kouassi, Benyu, in particular look to have a bit of class. What we need is about three players who can come in and be real challengers for key positions. RB and CB for me needing strengthened. McGinn will be a great addition to our midfield. If we keep the moos I will be over the moon, two quality defenders along with McGinn and I will be happy ish. Morgan looks the part too. Brendan’s own statement saying he wanted a more creative dynamic midfielder and went for young Charlie, I wonder if that type of player is being looked at, preferably one that can already tie his own shoelaces would be nice.
I liked the look of the Hagi lad. I know I am thinking how good his faithir was, but he still looked class. I wonder if Brendan is still looking for that type of player.

I hope we are but that would or could take a substantial amount of cash. I’m still hopeful, but, as I said, improving defensively is a must if we are to avoid getting handed our arse again in the CL.

Boyata may leave now so we need cover either way. I too have been impressed with him since Christmas and he has been excellent in Russia. I never doubted his ability, it was always his bad decision making and persistent howlers that always made you feel vulnerable every time he had the ball at his feet and was about to make a pass.

He seems to have sorted that and if he continues will be excellent. We still need someone breathing down all their necks though, a guy able to step right in. That will improve us even if he doesn’t play initially. It keeps you on your toes knowing there is someone capable of putting your arse on the bench,

Let’s look at the money involved, that tells me we will look to bring in players.

To Qualify. £40m

TV POT, last year £13.5m, and set to increase.

Gate Receipts for three home games circa £10m.

Now even if we get out arse’s kicked in every game that’s £63m.

Win a game and that’s another £2.6m

This season is the most important one in terms of the CL. If we put that kind of money into the bank, there will be no way back for Gerrard’s World 11. That’s what’s at stake. Gerrard and King gone. Oh and FF self combusting. Comedy Gold.

Come on Celtic let’s get the players to bury them.

21.) 10 Jul 2018 12:45:56
With McGinn in our team he will only improve on them statistics with us dominating the ball in the final third. No brainer for me.



05 Jul 2018 17:51:58
Everton now allegedly turning their interest to Yerry Mina, the Colombian who scored against Engerland.
Hopefully this latest rumour will stop some Celtic fans from wetting their panties over losing KT.
For the last time, the lad ain't going anywhere and he never was to begin with. Some fans on various forums really do need to get a grip, all they were doing was adding fuel to the non-existent rumours. HH.


1.) 05 Jul 2018 18:09:38
Colombia must have the worst defenders about but good luck to Everton they have no chance getting KT.

2.) 05 Jul 2018 19:06:31
He's a huge centre half Bob but the Algerian they're meant to be after can play left back.



12 Jun 2018 09:20:00
Eboue Kouassi to leave Paradise apparently. Never played much so he won't be missed. As long as we don't lose money on the lad then perhaps it's for the best. HH.


{Ed007's Note - Isn't it on loan?}

1.) 12 Jun 2018 09:40:50
Hopefully it is just a loan, which BR did indicate he was thinking about in January. Yes Broony has been outstanding in that role but BR labelled Kouassi a Champions League player when we signed him and has also talked about him eventually filling Broony's boots.

2.) 12 Jun 2018 09:44:38
It's a years loan apparently get him game time. He's contracted till 2021.

3.) 12 Jun 2018 10:16:48
Eboue looks a player in my opinion, like u say kev just needs a bit of game time! Look how much a Loan affected Ajer! No reason that can’t happen with Kouassi.

4.) 12 Jun 2018 16:27:51
Depends where he goes. It's not Kilmarnock is it?

5.) 12 Jun 2018 17:20:50
If we want McGinn we should offer Hibs Kouassi on loan and Allan on a permanent tranfer. I think Kouassi will be a great player and has a big future at the club but he needs to be playing. Be easy enough to monitor him weekly at Hibs, like it was Ajer at Kilmarnock.

6.) 12 Jun 2018 21:33:40
in a defensive set up he does a job. He must not be there yet in his all round game to start ahead of our mf domestically. If Brown is injured and SA away a wee injury or two will leave us threadbare.



27 May 2018 21:22:35
Sviatchenko has officially joined his former club Midtjylland permanently. HH.


1.) 27 May 2018 21:26:17
Gutted personally, hope he does well and wish him the best of luck.

2.) 27 May 2018 21:50:01
Read somewhere it was a mill.

3.) 29 May 2018 19:03:42
He was good in his first season but unfortunately far to slow.



28 Dec 2017 23:26:10
Do you think Caulker will come to us in January? HH.


1.) 29 Dec 2017 01:32:26
I wish him all the best but he hasn't been released for nothing. He is clearly in a bad way. No disrespect to the guy but it would be a massive gamble. BR talks a lot about identifying players with both the talent and right mentality. The lad is battling deamons. I'd say no on that basis.

2.) 29 Dec 2017 14:51:14
no harm in giving the boy a 6 month contract and let him prove his worth.




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09 Aug 2018 13:02:52
Very disappointed we lost out with McGinn whatever the reason. Looks like another transfer window filled with hope and ultimate disappointment. Yes I know we bought Edouard, great player etc. but, well you all know the rest, we faff about every year and take forever with signings while other clubs seem to be able to get the business done quickly. HH.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 14:27:22
Pardon me but I thought we still had another 3 weeks of the window to go.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 14:33:39
You're right RAW, will we still be in the Champions League or the play offs in 3 weeks?

3.) 09 Aug 2018 14:48:05
Who knows but there would have been no guarantee we would have been even if we had signed more players, so it is a moot point.

4.) 09 Aug 2018 15:25:03
Of course there are no guarantees but if we had brought in decent players it would have increased our chances. That's common sense. We're on the back foot now going to Athens. That's a fact. We could be out of it next week. That's reality. HH.

5.) 09 Aug 2018 17:17:59
McGinn would not have helped us as he would not even have got a game.

6.) 09 Aug 2018 18:07:34
Our CB position is not good its not been good for a number of years yes we have CBs but how many of them are of good quality? As in experience at a good level most are of WIP we have been screaming out for an experienced CB IMO each window none are delivered IF we can't sort out our back how can we progress forward? AND YES the Quality we have for this league is more than good enough but Europe is a different level.



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30 Jul 2018 08:05:25
Not Celtic related, just seen that Zlatan got his first MLS hat trick yesterday. It prompted me to watch a youtube montage of his 20 best goals. That guy is special. End of. HH.


1.) 30 Jul 2018 09:00:43
Brilliant player. Comes across as a total arse though.

2.) 30 Jul 2018 09:29:39
Yes tim, Zlatan definitely loves Zlatan lol HH.

3.) 30 Jul 2018 13:13:42
I remember a few years ago he was miffed at not being voted the best Swedish sportsman or woman of all time. He's good, but nothing on the King ;)

4.) 30 Jul 2018 14:29:29
He would have made that England v Sweden game a bit more interesting in the world cup.



18 Jul 2018 08:01:59
And now for the latest news from The Daily Ranger: KT off to Juventus for £30m. Right kind of club, right kind of money but totally wrong about the timing. 3 years from now maybe but not this year or next year. Sorry Sevco, we all know you're desperate to see him go but this lad has pride and character. HH.




14 Jul 2018 17:29:11
Just seen the pics of the new 3rd kit.
Ouch. that's definitely NOT a winner. HH.


1.) 14 Jul 2018 17:59:07
I like it.

2.) 14 Jul 2018 18:43:08
I like it too.




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14 Aug 2018 13:14:43
Nicky, have you been reading the hitc site? If so then you really should know better. HH.




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13 Aug 2018 14:34:46
Can't believe how quick some people are to stick a knife in Brendan. Shame on you. HH.




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11 Aug 2018 22:45:19
McGinn would, in my opinion, have been a Superstar for Celtic. Some say that he wouldn't have got a game but I doubt that somehow. He is a player in the mould of Paul McStay and I firmly believe that the board will regret missing out on him. The lad wanted to come to us. He made no secret about what he wanted but again our penny pinching board thought they were being clever and were playing on the idea that he would turn down any alternative offer. This should be a harsh lesson learned and shame on our club for allowing it to happen. HH.




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18 Jul 2018 09:28:41
All part of the negotiating process mally, it's a mild warning from Hibs to Celtic, pay up or we'll play him and then he can't play for you even of you do sign him afterwards. HH.




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18 Jul 2018 08:35:20
Only if he plays mally HH.





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13 Aug 2018 17:42:58
Brendan95, missing out on McGinn will prove to be our Board's biggest feck up in a very long time. It is akin to a striker having the ball on the opponents goal line, no-one near him, and he scoops it out of the whole flippin stadium. HH.




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12 Aug 2018 20:21:13
Brilliant Stan lol lol lol HH.




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10 Aug 2018 22:12:28
Wouldn't it be great if we could qualify for the CL group stages, take the cash and then voluntarily drop into the EL without playing a CL game? That way we'd have the reward without the thumpings that go with it lol HH.


{Ed007's Note - Prostitution don't work that way :)



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09 Aug 2018 15:25:03
Of course there are no guarantees but if we had brought in decent players it would have increased our chances. That's common sense. We're on the back foot now going to Athens. That's a fact. We could be out of it next week. That's reality. HH.




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09 Aug 2018 14:33:39
You're right RAW, will we still be in the Champions League or the play offs in 3 weeks?