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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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17 Mar 2019 14:36:26
That was a shabby performance today guys. Lucky to win it at the end but we can't continue to rely on late goals. All's well in the end but we could easily have lost today. HH.


1.) 17 Mar 2019 14:55:00
That is the mark of champions mate. You grind out results and never give up right until the end.

2.) 17 Mar 2019 15:15:34
Its getting like the centenary season with all these last gasp winners.
Bringing back some good memories.



28 Feb 2019 14:57:58
Guys, I think we will be mentally stronger for the run in with Lenny in charge than we would have been with Rodgers. He displays his passion more than Rodgers ever did and that will rub off on the team and the fans. HH.


1.) 28 Feb 2019 15:20:31
And he recognises that if a pass is not on get it humped he said as much last night.

2.) 28 Feb 2019 23:05:45
He'll know what our weaknesses was being at Hibs and to be fair he done a good job exploiting them with a weaker team than we have. Not too much to tinker with other than a bit of urgency and movement up front and less fannying around at the back that leads to daft penalties.



10 Feb 2019 14:53:55
We haven't a chance of buying Burke so no point in dreaming about it, however what price would it take for another club to sign him? What a great talent the lad is and I'm delighted that he's with us for the rest of the season. HH.


1.) 10 Feb 2019 15:28:34
The guy himself said he would love to say so that give us a chance of signing him ahead of most clubs for a start. I think we were quoted 10 million? We broke our record with 9 million for Eddy, No reason we can't break it again for Burke if he keeps performing. HH.

2.) 10 Feb 2019 16:02:43
One problem is that we are going to need to spend BIG on the defence in the summer.

3.) 10 Feb 2019 16:03:48
I'd sell Eddy and keep Burke in a heartbeat. However I couldn't see anyone paying us anywhere near what we paid.

4.) 10 Feb 2019 16:07:58
Encase WB are looking at this page Burke is pi** think 1 million should do it Lol.

5.) 10 Feb 2019 16:34:50
Very harsh post regarding Eddy, the guy has been plagued with injury this season but before that was a tank! Once he is back up to match speed he will our number one Striker. HH.

6.) 10 Feb 2019 23:17:13
I'll second that Mick Dundee. Eddy's no the finished article but he belongs at Celtic Park.

7.) 11 Feb 2019 19:27:02
French eddy is top drawer
Needs game time and support up top, after this window with Burke and weah coming in, watch him kick on.



10 Feb 2019 12:18:18
Ed007, any update on Griff?
I heard he was back training (although I don't think he ever totally stopped) but was wondering if you had heard anything about him being ready to play again. HH.


{Ed007's Note - He's been in using the gym etc but there's no sign of him returning yet as far as I know mate.}

1.) 10 Feb 2019 18:02:02
Not with Cheltenham Festival coming up.

2.) 10 Feb 2019 23:44:00
There'll be no horse racing for a while if reports are true ht.



03 Feb 2019 08:30:30
I see that Gutman's loan to Nashville has been cancelled by the MLS. What happens to the lad now? Will we try to loan him to another club or will he come to Glasgow now? HH.


{Ed007's Note - We'll probably try and loan him out elsewhere.}

1.) 03 Feb 2019 14:37:50
Why has Gutmans loan been cancelled and not Perez's too?




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16 Mar 2019 13:55:16
Unfortunately Allan never really got a chance at Celtic which surprised me as he always looked like a lad with real talent. I know we could all say that he wasn't better than what we had in his position but how do we know for sure? He never got a run of games to show what he could really do and I suspect we only signed him to piss Sevco off. He's going to another team because we didn't give him a reason to stay. No-one can blame him for wanting to play competitive games. HH.


{Ed007's Note - Unfortunately Allan still has the same problems that have dogged him his entire career - lazy & unfit with a serious attitude problem.
I said when we signed him that he wasn't good enough for Celtic and would be lucky to make our bench yet if he had went to Ibrox he would have been their star man, even Stubbs who managed Allan during the best season of his career blasted his attitude and commitment when he took him to Rotherham on loan.
Let's not try and rewrite history regarding Allan, he'll go down as one of our worst and most pointless signings in recent years. I'd actually put him in the same bracket as the likes of Compper and Benyu, the difference is that we should have known exactly what we were getting with Allan.}



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12 Mar 2019 10:04:11
Tam10Tam, I would be most surprised if we made an announcement like that with Lennon still in the caretaker manager role and at this stage of the season. I know Celtic occasionally do bizarre stuff that surprises the fans (not always good either) but that one doesn't sound like a starter at all. HH.




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12 Mar 2019 09:41:48
Martinez appears to be doing a decent job with Belgium.
Apparently (according to papers at the time) he spoke to Celtic in 2009 but ultimately turned us down when the chance to go to Wigan Athletic came up. HH.




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28 Feb 2019 11:30:11
If Celtic wanted Clarke they'd have gone out this morning and got him. He'd have walked to Celtic Park in his bare feet, backwards, with a blindfold on while juggling his granny's best china. There would have been no issue sorting out a deal with Kilmarnock. HH.




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24 Feb 2019 20:22:20
Regardless of his age he's still too small and soft to play first team football yet. Some opposition players would take great pleasure in kicking the lad all over the pitch. HH.





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21 Mar 2019 17:25:14
If Lenny completes the treble treble I don't think Lawwell will open the biscuit tin for anyone else guys. He's 10 points ahead in the league which means he should do that part unless there is a total collapse. The cup is all about on the day against Dons/ Sevco in the semi final so who knows how that'll pan out. HH.




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18 Mar 2019 08:03:49
Rich, McGregor played yesterday! HH.




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18 Mar 2019 07:24:57
I don't think any of us are disappointed at yesterday's result. We won and got 3 points and we're 10 points clear. That's what we set out to do however our recent form has been patchy and even though the last minute winners are welcome they are wrapped up in a big parcel called 'a bit of good luck'. The parcel probably also has labels on it saying 'resilience', 'determination' and 'that's what champions do' however there is certainly a bit of unease at how we have been relying on late winners. They won't always go our way. HH.




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17 Mar 2019 08:43:08
Really? How do you come to that conclusion? HH.




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07 Mar 2019 13:12:02
Do you think Congerton's departure would have been influenced by Lennon's arrival or has he resigned/ been told to leave by Lawwell for a different reason? HH.