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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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1.) 08 Oct 2017 18:20:01
😂😂😂 Really tickled me that. Well done. Did you draw it yersel?



24 Sep 2017
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13 Sep 2017 08:21:59
Last night was a sore one but in reality it's probably a measure of where we sit in comparison to the really top teams in Europe. I was hoping for a draw but to be honest I'm not at all surprised we took a bit of a drubbing. PSG are clearly a top team worth hundreds of millions and that's what you get when you have that money to spend.
We move on guys, that's all we can do and hope we get a bit more luck in the rest of the games. No shame in losing to PSG but the scoreline could have been a bit kinder to us. HH.


1.) 13 Sep 2017 09:14:09
If they needed 8 they would have got them. They were coasting second half and still scored two. The players will be gutted because they were spineless first half and showed they couldn't do the simplest things for fear of losing the ball.

I hope they are embarrassed with that first half. They should be. It was woeful.



26 Aug 2017 23:45:41
Ed007, just a general comment, you are doing a top job. Always swift with your replies and never too far off the mark. HH.


{Ed007's Note - Thanks very much, Bob that's really appreciated mate. I try my best in trying to separate the wheat from the chaff and never make stuff up just for the attention or hits on the site. And if I don't know something I'll just say
Here's a question Ed001 asked on the Liverpool site earlier, how did you all find the site(s) and how long have you been lurking or posting etc? I can't believe I've been doing this for 6 1/2 years now!}

1.) 27 Aug 2017 01:25:53
I found site by simply looking for rumours about 5 years ago and still read everything every day . cracking job ed . cheers bigman hail hail.

2.) 27 Aug 2017 02:27:05
I googled Celtic transfer rumours about 2 years ago.

3.) 27 Aug 2017 03:10:58
I've been here for about 3 years now I'd say and been a big hit with my mates after dishing out Ed's info for the most part!

4.) 27 Aug 2017 05:53:04
Think im hitting the 5 yr mark lads, had some great discussions and banter on here, Cheers to you Ed.

5.) 27 Aug 2017 07:32:02
Since 2011. Recommended by a mate of mine. Ed07 is exactly what it says on the tin. honest, informative and on that blue moon day. quite funny. LOL.
Really enjoy coming onto the site and the respect, well mostly, where did Bunion Jack go? respectful and good Craic. Keep up the excellent work.

6.) 27 Aug 2017 08:13:31
Looking for Celtic rumours and this was the best one and it's been like,5 years now great site and great Edd's thanks for all you do HH.

7.) 27 Aug 2017 08:50:56
I got told about the site by a workmate. Been posting for about 10 or 11 years now.

8.) 27 Aug 2017 08:44:09
Found this site around 5/ 6 year ago looking for Celtic signing rumours. Am I right Ed when I seem to remember a very plain page and text with just a post sent without a name or name was first? Could be getting mixed up with another site right enough.

{Ed007's Note - You're right mate, it was very basic and posters didn't have to register to post.}

9.) 27 Aug 2017 10:49:21
haha ED007 do you remember the furore there used to be about people posting under different nom de plumes, I think I was accused of having about TWELVE DIFFERENT ONES lol
Timalloy then, Timalloy now, Timalloy forever
Oh and to answer your original question I think I have been posting as long as Jungle Bhoy has.

{Ed007's Note - I remember your wee Hun fan club trying to post as you to get you banned lol That was one of the reasons Ed001 & Ed033 changed things and made it registered users only. I think you and JB are the 2 longest posters I can remember.}

10.) 27 Aug 2017 11:49:14
I was looking for Celtic rumours when I hit upon this site.
I really enjoy reading the different views expressed, and when you respond to some of them ED it always makes me even more interested.
You have a really good insight into what is happening at the club, so when you comment on things I know it's pretty accurate, unlike a lot of the guff that is written in the press.
Keep up the good work ED.

{Ed007's Note - Thanks, Gerry (yes)

11.) 27 Aug 2017 13:09:37
Same guys, was looking for transfer rumours about 5years ago and this site popped up along with newsnow, 1 site i still use and check everyday and the other get blanked cause its filled with shoite! Brilliant banter on here, and the Eds do a cracking job! Keep up the banter bhoys, and good works Eds, I'll still be checking the site daily in 5+ years time. HH.

{Ed007's Note - (yes)

12.) 27 Aug 2017 13:17:18
Am about 5 / 6 years too Ed, There was a frenzy about a particular transfer and found it via that mate and spending my days looking for nuggets of info I come on here as a release from that and read and interact most days, found most a decent, warm, helpful friendly bunch

Over the years found more in common with you than not albeit your wallet is much bigger than mine :-P (Y)

{Ed007's Note - It might be bigger but it's a hell of a lot emptier!}

13.) 27 Aug 2017 13:54:46
I remember it when it was just football rumours lol then the club specific pages were set up. Loved checking the pages then and still do it has progressed from rumours site to forum and more imo. I would like to thank you for all your hard work an efforts in bringing all like minded and not so like minded here. Thanks Ed willing to give you a lift to Blantyre if you need it lol.

{Ed007's Note - Cheers mate lol.}

14.) 27 Aug 2017 14:18:35
Just noticed this down the page and had to comment:
I've been posting on here since Mowbray was the manager as ' Jinky Fan' then due to different gadgets and log-in problems I have been Jungle Jim (1&2) , Passing Time and now OAB. Cheers Ed for all your hard work, humour and entertainment for Celtic supporters everywhere.

{Ed007's Note - Thanks mate. I remember all those names btw.}

15.) 27 Aug 2017 16:18:58
Cheers Ed it's been a real roller coaster for us all from Mowbray to BR ha ha. Just remembered I was also registered as 'I was 11 in 67' as well. Multiple personalities or what? - all the best mate.

{Ed007's Note - And you bud.}

16.) 27 Aug 2017 15:49:49
Think iv been reading about 6/ 7 years but took about 2 years to post used to think Ed was Green Jhedi or wee pat! Live Chats an excellent addition to the site.

{Ed007's Note - No Wee Pat wasn't me.}

17.) 27 Aug 2017 16:54:45
I've been reading with interest regularly for 5-6 years I think. Must have found the site when i was surfing for news about Celtic. I have rarely posted as I only joined a few months ago. Even though I don't post i read daily and really enjoy it. like others have said I think you do an excellent job ed and like your informed and balanced responses when it comes to Celtic.

{Ed007's Note - Thanks mate - and batter in and get posting more!}

18.) 27 Aug 2017 17:19:18
I've been posting that long Ed that the site was still all one, not separated into different teams. I still remember your username before you became Bond, Ed (mums the word) .

{Ed007's Note - :-D

19.) 27 Aug 2017 17:34:08
Cheers Ed. I joined up earlier this year. Been lurking for about a year to learn some reliable news as well as read lots of off the wall banter. It's great stuff.

20.) 27 Aug 2017 17:35:12
@Ig Loyal, still here lurking in the background. Waiting to pounce on any fabricated nonsense from the Celtic faithful.
Still waiting on Ibrox getting closed down!
Still waiting on ' Admin 2 '!
Still waiting on 55.
Still trusting Pedro.
P.S. Found this site after the Rangers version and as some people get a calling to work for God, I felt my services could be put to better work on here.

21.) 27 Aug 2017 17:36:02
I was looking for a late night carry out shop online and pressed a wrong button turned out no bad HH keep it up ed.

22.) 27 Aug 2017 17:36:29
What a difference a few years make Ed eh? . the site is fantastic and has evolved well and that's a big credit to Ed 001 and all the other Eds. A big credit to all posters as well who make it work. Finally Ed what team has the most posts? . ourselves and the dark side must be up there!

{Ed033's Note - Liverpool rumours is No. 1, Rangers Rumours was No. 2, but is slipping this year, Celtic rumours is No. 9.

23.) 27 Aug 2017 17:23:22
Same as a few bhoys on here, reading the site about 5-7 years, not totally sure mind one of my 1st posts was about wanyama early doors n how I felt he would go onto be a top defensive mid, even then had folk disagreeing with that.
Bigshaw has been my first real name on here and while I don't post all the time I read the site religiously n its always first read of the day bar none. Ed007 is a quality ed n I really enjoy reading others views, whether I agree or not it's always good reading.
Timalloy, while we disagreed on Rd, still find your posts great, bigot in a suit amuses me as i know a number of them like that, not all mind but most haha n always enjoy reading a few others green jhedi when he pops by is always good but ed007s skelping of sevconians' is legendary n information wise top notch.
Hail hail.

24.) 27 Aug 2017 17:48:41
Since I first seen wee pats posts! Professor Robert Langdon would have had difficulty deciphering his words of "Weedgie" wisdom"😂😂😂.

25.) 28 Aug 2017 09:30:28

Hardly post at all (haven't done for ages) I have been checking this site for about 7/ 8 years. Ed007 was your previous name Davie08? That was the guy on the original rumours site that had all the best Celtic info from memory.

Bankier Bhoy aka Canadian Pete.

{Ed007's Note - No mate that wasn't me.}

26.) 28 Aug 2017 12:40:11
I also thought it was maybe green jhedi?

{Ed007's Note - Nah, GJ still posts now and then, I couldn't be arsed with being an Ed AND having another account to post from. That's quite a compliment though so I'll take that. :)



25 Aug 2017 11:17:46
Ed, PL is quoted as saying that he hasn't yet finalised things with Man City for Paddy. If it's just a loan should it not be a straight forward matter? Would this situation lead you to think that he's genuinely trying to bring the lad in on a permanent deal, or is that just wishful thinking on my part? HH.


{Ed007's Note - We've always wanted a permanent move for Roberts as have City, it's the player himself that would prefer another loan as he believes he can still carve out a future for himself at City.}

1.) 25 Aug 2017 11:48:15
So what your saying is that PR is the won who is holding off just now? Do u think ED that the two signings PL mentioned are the Coetzee and PR deals?

{Ed007's Note - Nothings changed. Roberts has said all along that he would only leave City on another loan and that his preferred destination was Celtic while City wanted him to go to Southampton or abroad if it was only a loan deal.}

2.) 25 Aug 2017 12:07:37
What Celtic should do is say we're bigger than u PR promote the young guys and get in a CH with experience of CL with funding we will save from getting PR in? What do u think ED?

{Ed007's Note - Well Kolo Toure is at Lennoxtown today.}

3.) 25 Aug 2017 12:16:33
He's not fit enough he mite know of somebody who looking for a game haha. ED I respect your opinion so do u think that the two hopefull signings PL is talking about could be Coetzee and PR or is it some other possibilities?

{Ed007's Note - I think there will be more than those 2 added to the squad before the window closes.}

4.) 25 Aug 2017 12:20:54
I'd look elsewhere if he doesn't want permanent deal .

5.) 25 Aug 2017 12:33:15
Agree DRB, we want players to want to be here! Ed do you have you heard of any other players for the wing if PR deal doesn't materialise?

{Ed007's Note - Jonny Hayes.}

6.) 25 Aug 2017 12:50:47
Looks like there might not be any announcement today about Paddy then. Let's not build our hopes up bhoys, if it happens it happens. HH.

{Ed007's Note - There won't be any announcement today.}

7.) 25 Aug 2017 13:09:59
Here one to get your juices goin' Ed Ollie Burke has signed for WBA so one would imagine James McLean will be surplus to requirements down there?

{Ed007's Note - Don't they play on opposite wings? McClean would be a great understudy to Sinclair right enough and the meltdown from the Klan would be absolutely delicious.}

8.) 25 Aug 2017 13:38:35
A thought J McC played either wing just checked and your right WL or LM but heh CL football, PR in and JMcC all in one week that would have the zombies POPPYIN' there corks don't you think? :-P.

{Ed007's Note - Even the phone-ins would be worth listening to.}

9.) 25 Aug 2017 17:48:34

10.) 25 Aug 2017 17:49:17
all this fannying about with signings is ridiculous, especially with the millions of pounds of the fans money they are sitting on.

11.) 25 Aug 2017 19:34:14
Come on Jamesbhoy are u seriously shocked that we're fannying about? It happens every window mate! all bluster and smokescreens til next Thursday then it's the old well we tried our best but we just couldn't get the players in! That's lawell said nothing certain regarding PR Chris Davies used the line nothing imminent and Brendan says tonite we're trying to add quality but IF we can't get it we won't! I'm very much a pessimist when it comes to Celtics transfer dealings! But maybe lawell will surprise us all! Oh look there goes a pig flying by ma bedroom window!

12.) 26 Aug 2017 11:153:35
lawwell out! i texted my mate brendan sweeney last night to ask him if he still had our old sack the board banner from our celts for change days lol.

13.) 26 Aug 2017 11:17:42
who said i was shocked?




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15 Sep 2017 06:40:06
I've heard Pedro is really interested in the job at Forres Mechanics. They have offered him and his family a portacabin and a 1998 Ford Mondeo. HH.




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26 Aug 2017 11:59:32
Get back in yer box Hoops88, you're an embarrassment even to yerself chum! lol HH.




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18 Aug 2017 23:44:31
Celtic managers have been spouting the same mantra for years. If we can get a player for any position, at the right price, who's better than the best we have in that position then we're interested.

Doesn't EVERY club live by that rule? It's hardly a statement of intent. HH.




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18 Aug 2017 15:53:42
Why's that Stan? Is he away home to make up the spare bed for him? lol HH.




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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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30 Sep 2017 22:41:23
Agree, we aren't the same team without Broony. His presence is important. HH.




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17 Sep 2017 06:57:54
I'm with you tim, 4-0 was a shocking result. I've got the same season ticket as you. HH.




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10 Sep 2017 19:00:03
Well said SoSBhOy
The sad reality is that the halfwits who sing the provocative songs are more interested in their self-perceived right to sing them than they are about our club. It makes you wonder if they are genuine fans or just looking for a platform to spout their out of date and negative tripe. HH.




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09 Sep 2017 17:48:11
Have to say guys, when I watched the highlights this morning I did notice that wee touch by Broony and to be honest I did think to myself 'Ooooh Broony, that's a sneaky one'. lol HH.




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05 Sep 2017 07:51:09
If Griff broke both his legs and arms he'd still say he'll ready for the next game! lol HH.