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20 Dec 2018 17:58:17
Hi ed, a mate of mine from Liverpool has told me we are in for Dominic Calvert Lewin and Tom Davies of Everton and that Brendan has met the players already.


1.) 20 Dec 2018 18:17:55
We would struggle to sign both.

2.) 20 Dec 2018 19:32:28
Lewin was involved at the weekend cannot see it.

3.) 20 Dec 2018 21:34:41
Already been warned off the bhoy fae everton.

4.) 20 Dec 2018 22:28:55
Rumours of Johnny Russell being a signing.

5.) 21 Dec 2018 02:01:29
Everton Bhoy is one hell of a player no chance for us 🍀.

6.) 20 Dec 2018 18:27:24
Sorry didn't finish full post before hitting send. Just wondering if you heard anything on this ed?

{Ed007's Note - I'd be really surprised if Everton would let either player leave during January and with both on long-term deals I think it would be WAY out of our price range to entice them to do a deal. I'd expect Pub League teams would blow us out the water if they were to become available.}




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07 Apr 2019 13:22:20
It's clear we struggle to break teams down who park the bus. Instead of always trying to play through the lines I don't understand why we don't stick 2 big guys up top. We got plenty of crosses into the box yesterday but no one attacking them. I think it's time for Bayo to get a run in the team, seems decent in the air from limited footage I've seen of him. It's not always the most attractive style but sometimes its needed and it certainly worked for O'Neill and Strachan.


{Ed007's Note - Then fans could moan that we are just punting balls into the box at two target men.}

1.) 07 Apr 2019 13:44:04
I don’t think I’ve seen a Celtic team with less of an aerial threat and Bayo can head a ball. Why him no play? Think the criticism of Lennon is a tad unfair. We’re paying the price of the dearly departeds lack of interest since last summer and two panned in transfer wondows. I’d appoint Neil amd let him try for the 10. He’s a safe pair of hands and we know what we’ve got but don’t know what we’re getting. Appointing a new manager is always a risk and one I don’t think we need to take. I think the tanned fella with the teeths BRexit must have had an impact on the players. If we feel let down think how the players particularly the younger boys must feel.

2.) 07 Apr 2019 13:59:23
We can’t break teams down because we over play it we want to pass it in from 5 yards, what has happened to shooting from outside the box rarely see it anymore when theirs plenty of opportunity too, we play into their hands they sit behind the ball and hit us on the break they no we will over play and pass pass pass pass all day long and any ball into box we won’t score because we have no target man griffiths was lethal in the air and we miss him and bayou is good in the air from what I’ve seen, the tactics are the number 1 problem here, we play 2 cm and 1 am behind striker when one holding mid (brown) is sufficient since they all sit in against us, we should then play two am behind striker mcgregor Christie rogic and Henderson can all do that job well eddy on left and griff or bayo up top I believe this would make a huge difference 🍀.

3.) 07 Apr 2019 16:58:52
It's anti football Livingston tactics.

4.) 07 Apr 2019 18:38:47
Totally agree Phil, it’s horrible to watch 11 men sit in their own box against us no space whatsoever, any of the rangers games I’ve watched recently the opposition doesn’t seem to sit in as much against them, they seem to have much more space especially today against Motherwell they handed them the goals on a plate.

5.) 07 Apr 2019 18:51:20
LG is a big miss.

6.) 07 Apr 2019 19:07:05
Livingston are playing within the limitations of their capabilities and resources. They came to Parkhead set their stall out and did what they had to do. We just we’rent good enough to break them down and when we did we couldn’t take our chances. Fair play to them.

7.) 07 Apr 2019 21:33:06
It's simple. When people park the bus we are required to pass it through them.

We have no threat in the air. Seen against monchengladbach, valencia Zenit and Anderlecht at home

They just centralise their team and allow us a bit more space out wide.

As they know we won't cross and if we do then it's usually harmless.

Likewise with corners and free kicks.



01 Apr 2019 18:04:34
Positive words from Oli Burke about wanting to make his move permanent. Hopefully we will see a bit more of home between now and the end of the season. Not sure why Lennon put Rogic on before Burke at the weekend? Strange one if you ask me.


1.) 02 Apr 2019 08:34:52
Not so long ago it was Lenton who was the target of their venom, now Brown. The media are anti Celtic and have run this campaign of denigrating anything that happens with the Champions. Pathetic pandering to the Knuckledraggers to sell their papers.
In Brown and Lenton, indeed many before have put Celtic first. I for one salute them for the job they are doing for our Club.



28 Feb 2019 19:53:44
Theres an attraction for players to want to play under a good coach. With respect I don't think Lennon, Clarke or even Moyes would hold that attraction for players to want to play for Celtic.

So we are at an interesting cross roads. Stick with guys like the above and continue signing guys from unknown leagues and lower leagues in England? Or push the boat out for another marquee manager (Benitez, Wenger, Mancini? ) and give him money to reshape the team in the summer for a push for 10 in a row.

My only worry with the latter is that we would probably need to sell a few players to balance the books.


1.) 28 Feb 2019 20:21:48
Sorry but none of them float my boat mate.

2.) 28 Feb 2019 20:58:02
You wouldn't take any of them GJ? I'd buy any of their bus fares to Parkhead to be honest they are three very talented managers and a E.

{Ed007's Note - Finish that off and I'll tidy it up mate 👍

3.) 28 Feb 2019 21:07:21
Wouldn't bother with a marquee manager, would rather have a manager that can manage, and bring in players like Larson, Moravcic, Wanyama, VVD, Brown, Armstrong, and bring through as much home grown talent as possible.

4.) 28 Feb 2019 21:09:50
We signed mediocre players under Rodgers and he's considered a top manager.

5.) 28 Feb 2019 22:12:33
Ha sorry Ed I pressed send before I finished there, but that was pretty much the jist of it. Was going to say that those three would be the type of European experienced manager that we could do with to take us forward, be a bit more savvy in Continental competition and provide a different angle for the teams style.

6.) 28 Feb 2019 23:18:19
Yeah magic in Europe and third in the spfl. lol. I would be surprised if Lenny is just here until the end of the season. Reckon depending on Silverware ie deliver the treble jobs yours, don't and its not kind of deal. He has been here before in similar circumstances.

7.) 01 Mar 2019 00:34:48
Mally do you honestly think guys like Burke, Weah Edouard, Ntcham, Sinclair would have come if say Ronny was still in charge. I dont. And we need guys like Tierney, Forrest and McGregor to believe that they will continue to improve as players in order to keep them.

8.) 01 Mar 2019 10:13:26
Buster it wasn't Rodgers that persuaded weah to sign.
It was lawwels connections and toure that got weah here.

9.) 01 Mar 2019 12:16:10
Am talking about the pish he signed like compper gamboa and the likes under lennys management we signed Virgil wanyama hooper.



27 Feb 2019 10:04:00
Putting it out there early. I think our next permanent manager will be Paul Lambert.


1.) 27 Feb 2019 10:11:33
He's not doing too well with Ipswich at the moment. For me it's got to be a guy with European experience.

2.) 27 Feb 2019 10:46:39
Having said that, it might be good to have someone like him at the club. Whether or not he'd consider that is a different matter. At least the summer will be interesting.

3.) 27 Feb 2019 12:12:25
Paul Lambert. April 1st is 4 weeks away. oldkilly.

4.) 27 Feb 2019 13:26:16
Not who I would pick but its who I think we will go for. I'm not sure there is anyone close to the calibre of Rodgers that would be willing to work in Scotland.

Personally I would go for Roy Keane.

5.) 27 Feb 2019 16:20:41
Surely the club would be looking at someone with a proven managerial record than Paul Lambert 541 games in charge 202 wins no thank you. oldkilly.

6.) 27 Feb 2019 17:44:31
Wouldn’t let Keane anywhere near CP.



01 Feb 2019 11:45:37
Ed, out of Weah, Burke, Bayo and Toljan who do you think will miss out on a place in the EL squad?


{Ed007's Note - Bayo.}




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14 Apr 2019 13:46:49
Wheres Burke?




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16 Jan 2019 19:22:32
Ntcham is quality. He is taking a bit of time to get up to full speed following injury and the emergence of Christie. I'm shocked at the attitude of fellow fans towards him leaving. For his age he has done very well for us and carried the midfield at times. There is not another player like him in Scotland, fact. I would say he will leave for a record transfer in Scottish football in a few years if we get him fit, playing regularly and doing it in Europe. I wonder how many fans calling for a swap with Mbemba have ever seen Mbemba play?




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06 Jan 2019 00:24:10
Bigp, I'm not one for technicalities with that stuff. Let me rephrase as another administration / liquidation for the club of 'the peepo'




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05 Jan 2019 23:45:29
Do you honestly think Rangers will beat us to the league title all because they have signed Jermaine Defoe (37 this year) and Steven Davis (35) . Sure it will be closer but we haven't hit top gear yet and we are still top of the table with a game in hand, league cup in the bag, treble treble still on, European football after Christmas, a good young squad (which will be added to) , one of the best coaches in Europe and money in the bank . Compare that to what's going on across the city and its night and day. They are throwing everything at trying to halt 10 in a row. Look at some of the players they are stockpiling on decent wages, guys like Davis, Pena, Herrera, Dorrans, Murphy, McGregor, Defoe, Flanagan, Arfield, Goldson, Katic, Worral . These guys won't be on peanuts and I wouldn't be surprised if their wage bill is higher than ours by the end of the season. They must be seriously flirting with admin#2 if they don't bring in success ( My guess is CL qualification next season is essential) and most of these guys are too far the wrong side of 30 and will need replaced in a year or 2. Too many people jumping on the MSM craving for Rangers to do well and us to be in turmoil. Would you trade places with them in the race for the league and dominance in Scotland. My guess is no. Yes now is not the time to take risks hence why I said earlier I think it would be wise if we brought in an experienced striker instead of having 3 guys under the age of 22 as our strike force. If that's on loan until the end of the season then so be it. Too many fans getting caught up in us always getting top dollar for every player we sell. Leave the money side to the board and enjoy the success whilst it's here.




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20 Dec 2018 18:27:24
Sorry didn't finish full post before hitting send. Just wondering if you heard anything on this ed?


{Ed007's Note - I'd be really surprised if Everton would let either player leave during January and with both on long-term deals I think it would be WAY out of our price range to entice them to do a deal. I'd expect Pub League teams would blow us out the water if they were to become available.}




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20 Mar 2019 21:01:54
Great shout BigBhoy.




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18 Mar 2019 22:02:53
13 players out and 3 in?

I know the squad is big but it's not that big.

I'd love it to happen as much as any other fan but Celtic Football club is a business and it will appease the board and shareholders before fans.

Our 2nd string would compete for the league let alone investing £50M+ at it.

The foundations have been laid for 10 in a row with guys like Bain, Ajer, Tierney, Brown McGregor, Forrest, Rogic, Christie, Johnston and Edouard signing deals to see them though til then. Players will be brought in round about them but no chance we will see the kind of outlay the original poster mention.

The guys Ed007 mentioned need to go to reduce the wage bill regardless.




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18 Mar 2019 19:42:44
Your two £8-10M and one £6M player will add around £7M per year to the wage bill.

If these player come in on 4 year deals that's a total investment of £54M (£26M fees and £28M wages) .

For 3 players? And all to win 2 more league titles.

Never going to happen.


{Ed007's Note - Why not? When you remove Rodgers & his teams wages and the likes of Compper, Boyata, Scott Allan, De Vries, Gordon, Izaguirre, Gamboa and perhaps Ntcham, Kouassi, Benyu not to mention what we're paying towards the loanees Benkovic, Weah & Burke wages there should be plenty of room to pay good wages to a couple of quality signings.}



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17 Mar 2019 16:12:57
I'm pretty sure he has the best goals to mins on pitch ratio of any striker in the league and he is only 20 years old!

In my opinion he is the most naturally gifted player in the league and we should count ourselves lucky to have him.




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13 Mar 2019 23:33:11
I get he is passionate about the club and all that but take the emotion out of it and ask yourself will he progress the team and the club? I don't think he will.

If he wasn't unemployed when Rodgers left how many fans would have wanted us to approach hibs at the end of the season to make him our permanent manager? My guess would be not a lot.

Lennon as manager just now is a convenience more than anything else. If Peter Lawell has any ambition then a short list should have been drawn up by now and interviews taking place now. there's no point waiting til the end of the season as it will disrupt the players ahead of the CL qualifying campaign.