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08 Jun 2016 21:56:39
Is there any truth in the Willl Grigg rumour Ed hearing 2 mill bn agreed way Wigan and he'll sign after euros tbh don't know anything about lad bar he's song lol.


{Ed007's Note - Oh God, not again - I take it this was on Twitter?}

1.) 09 Jun 2016 10:31:19
Ed, it was on one of the celtic news sites which I saw it in. I have an app on my phone which collects all the celtic news together. I have no idea whither it's accurate or not.

2.) 09 Jun 2016 08:27:47
Yeah mate it was take it horse shite then lol.

{Ed007's Note - At this moment in time, yes. Wigan have said he's not for sale and the player is concentrating on the Euros and has no intention of discussing his future.}

3.) 09 Jun 2016 16:56:01
No wonder club is in the state it is in when fans want to sign a player cause of a song. i'd rather see a striker who will consistently put holes through the net than a player who's sole purpose would be to give those fuds who go by the name green brigade a wee game off.

4.) 09 Jun 2016 15:17:21
He's goalscoring record looked no bad last 2 seasons for mk dons and Wigan from what i read last night but as I said mate I know nothing about the lad bar that song what your opinion on him you think he do a job for us mate.

{Ed007's Note - Well my gardener's put his back out and Yoda's not impressed at the length of the grass, but that's only a week so I won't be able to wait till Grigg's back from France on the first plane home so I'd say no. Is he any better than Griffiths, no, and if he's not why would we need him?}



04 May 2016 05:30:46
Hi Ed not posted in a while bud hope all well with you, was just to see if you had any inside info on who new manager will be, me personally would like Moyes with Clarke his assistant but not sure if Clarke would fancy being a number 2 again but think they would be good team. As a said hope all well with you bud hail hail.


{Ed007's Note - I've nothing concrete, sorry, Chris. I really can't see it being Moyes as I think he's got jobs he has his eye on before he would really consider CFC and he would have a lot of demands that will rock the boat.
If Moyes gets the job there's no need for Clarke if he can persuade his No.2 Steve Round to join him we'd be gettig one of best young coaches in the game and it would be quite a coup getting rouund. Here's some of the murmurings etc doing the rounds:

Now this is a mix of half rumours, half truths and possibly a big dollop of BS in there as well but I'll try and make it as sensible to read as I can mate.

- Peter Lawwell's position has been being independently audited over recent months - board members are not happy with the way things are going. Dermot Desmond never even stayed for the penalties at Hampden and made it abundantly clear to Lawwell late on the Sunday night that it was unacceptable.

- Dermot Desmond has taken it upon himself to appoint the next manager which could spell the end for Lawwell and Park if true. And we know DD likes to aim big(ish).

- A Director of Football has been discussed but who or by whom I couldn't even guess. MON over Roy Keane has been mentioned but I think that's pie in the sky stuff.

- The Keanes and Moyes level of manager are not prepared to work under the current conditions with Lawwell and Park and want significant investment in the team.

- The Keanes and Moyes level of manager want to be able to bring in their own people (if Moyes could bring in Steve Round it would be quite a coup imo) and have full control over player recruitment in a more traditional approach.

- Bitton and Johansen will be moved on to provide the manager with funds to start with a portion of any sales going into that fund too.

- The two board members who wanted Neil Lennon out are adamant that he won't be returning to the Club.

- One the main reasons that Scott Allan hasn't been getting a sniff is that players like Commons and Forrest were in his ear the moment he got in the door undermining the manager and it has seriously affected Allan's frame of mind, the lad doesn't know if he's coming or going and is listening to bad advice from the rotten apple players and unless they get their one wish it could cost a few players their CFC career.

Remember I'm not saying any of that is true, but this is.

-Serial snake and part-time media mole Kris Commins has told his very good friend and go to guy in the media HUGH KEEVINS that Neil Lennon will be returning. Which has upset a lot of people - has Peter Lawwell now twigged the worst kept secret in football in where stories the stories from CFC are being leaked from.
Remember it's not just Commons who needs the high profile of playing at Scotland's premier club - his Mrs enjoys the WAG celebrity lifestyle up here she could only dream of down south where... let's just say both their reputations make them very unpopular in English footballing circles which was the main reason he wanted to move up here in the first place.
Brand Commons would be as insignificant as the guy selling lighters on a street corner wheras up here they've played a PR blinder and got everyone eating out their hands keeping the profile up, even when he wanted a new contract he had his clothes horse wife out on the campaign trail travelling to away games on supporters buses (which Club security advised against) and pulling pints in The Hoops down the Gallowgate to just show how much the Club and fans mean to them - which is obviously bollocks, both of them together have manipulated people at the Club and the fans. It's a just a pity so many of our support fell for their marketing ann PR ploy.}

1.) 04 May 2016 13:02:46
ED007 thanks for all that "info/ gossip/ rumour" whatever it is, I too believe Commons and Mulgrew were the main troublemakers under Delia, Forrest has a cheek if what you say is also true. I hope DD will now take a more positive interest in the running of our great club.
My own preferance for a manager would be Di Matteo and Clark as coach, I believe both worked together at Chelsea.

{Ed007's Note - I don't get the fuss about RDM, he landed on his feet with a chance at Chelsea and remember the tactics they played in that final? I think things might become a bit of a circus. I'd replace John Park with Stevie Clarkke in a heartbeat as long as the incoming manager manager agreed with the appointment.}

2.) 04 May 2016 13:53:35
Wow. Interesting stuff - especially the KC part. Funnily enough, my main gripe with him was on footballing grounds, but that stuff really takes the biscuit. I heard Keevins say a current player had told him that Lennon would be returning. For all Mr and Mrs Commons love the PR game, that one was ill judged. If Commons is so desperate for an ex player to take over, maybe we should go get Stevie G 😉

On a serious note, All things considered, is there someone you would like to see get the gig ED?

I mentioned the other day that Karanka or Hughton? (whomever doesn't go up automatically) would be interesting. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of Hughton from a realistic PoV.

Moyes (with SR) would be great for a host of reasons, one of which being the statement of ambition. I'm not for Larsson, Martinez, McKay, Lennon, RDM or Rodgers. They do nowt for me.

{Ed007's Note - I''d take Stevie G as manager just to see the look on Commons face and I hate the guy! If I'm honest I don't know, there's guys like Yakin I'd love but I can't see it. I wanted Yakin the summer RD came in. Out of the usual suspects I have to pick Keane for no other reason than it's Keane so my heart - and hormones - are ruling my head. There's that many brilliant young coaches and managers out there but who's to say they wouldn't come in and face the same problems that arose with RD.
I 100% agree with your definitely no list.
Where do you guys think we're looking:

A - The usual suspects of Moyes, Keane and *shudder* Neil Lennon returning?

B - A top foreign coach with a reputation - that will cost plenty? Someone mentioned Artur Jorge to me but he's older than Timalloy - perhaps a DOF role?

C- An up and coming young foreign with limited success but a decent reputation - another RD?

D- Dredging the barrel and getting names like Hartley and Stubbs - and we force RD out for results in Europe?

What people need to remember that it isn't just a new manager or coach we need, we need people who are going to work at changing the way the club was ran. I still think Lawwell had the right idea in getting RD in, but he was trying to do things that the dinosaurs making the decisions weren't willing to change incase it rocked their cushy wee set-up of all the boys together. Who do you think John Collins spoke to more at a social level, his manager RD or his old friend from Hibs, John Park?
I would be delighted to see Collins never work in football again, I'm sure he'll find his place in amongst the Andy Wakers, Suttons and the despicable S*n columnist John Hartson. Any ex-CFC player who writes in that rag should be sin die from official club events and just ignored by the fans.
They'll soon find out that soup doesn't keep warm very long.}

3.) 04 May 2016 12:10:59
Ed my old man heard somethng similar about Commons etc. saying that they tried to get in Kieran Tierney's ear to get him to turn on the gaffer and he quickly told them where to go. Give me 9 Kieran Tierneys. and Sviatchenko and Griffiths lol!

{Ed007's Note - I've heard the same about KT to the extent him and his agent (might be his dad) held talks and threatened to bring in the PFA, so you can imagine how the atmosphere between KT and those players are. Are we willing to sit back and let these players basically bully the best young player we have brought through in years?
When Alex Ferguson first took over Man Utd he had to break the power of the drinking culture clique at the club, players like Paul McGrath and Norman Whiteside just had to go and the Club backed him, RD was never given the same backing because it wasn't up to him which players stayed, look at Tony Watt. RD told Watt and his agent that as far as he was concerned it was a clean slate and he was looking forward to helping Tony focussing on getting his career back on track, 2/3 days later Tony Watt didn't turn up at training and when RD asked where he was he was told he was being sold.}

4.) 04 May 2016 15:41:21
No worries mate thanks for the feedback and happy birthday to you mate have a great day.

{Ed007's Note - Cheers Chris.}

5.) 04 May 2016 16:49:14
I definitely think Commons toxic attitude towards Deila has had an influence on a few of the first team, I'd say especially the Scottish contingent of players barring 1 or 2, But I guess with Kris Commons being one of those players in some fans eyes "who can change a game" and "create chances" and him and his wife being Mr and Mrs Celtic, he can basically undermine anyone he wishes (remember his comments about Ambrose after the Juve game) , how dare Ronny ask any of the names mentioned to live the life of an athlete 24/ 7, I mean that's just unacceptable to ask that of a PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER.

6.) 04 May 2016 18:04:05
We need to get rid off the poison and rotten eggs at our club. It's been obvious for most of this season that something has been wrong behind the scenes. Whoever the new manager will be he needs to be a strong character who won't take any bullsh*t. Sadly Ronnie comes across and being too nice but I wish him good luck wherever he ends up.

7.) 04 May 2016 17:11:03
I never knew that about Tony Watt Ed. It's never really sat well with me that we sold him tbh. He obviously had a bit of an attitude problem at times but I thought the natural talent and potential he had would have been worth persevering with. He's tall and strong but really quick as well and knew where the goal was.

{Ed007's Note - After hearing RD speak when he came in I was looking forward to seeing Tony Watt knuckling down and became the top player he should be. I know it still isn't going well for him but let's look at the change in Leigh Griffiths, he's already talking about how close he was to the exit (which people denied or refused to believe) after receiving a final written warning, he was banned from Tynecastel and Ibrox and has to sit in the executive box at Easter Road by order of the clun and look where he is now, who's to say RD couldn't have worked with Watt and got the same result?
I am still not LG's biggest fan but I take my hat off to him and applaud him for the way he's worked and applied himself, he's even calmed down with the off-field nonsense. In years to come I have no doubt in my mind that LG will say RD played a major part in his career - let's just hope he keeps as focused and doesn't slip away now that RD is leaving

8.) 04 May 2016 17:35:27
Ed I also heard johannsen was affected by these trouble makers also heard everyone's other favourite brown was in on the act with stokes Mulgrew and Forrest have you heard the same names. As for commons never liked the man he's worse than playing with a man down and had many an argument with fellow fans over him and his comments after the juventus game about ambrose just made me hate him more.

{Ed007's Note - What I heard was that when Johansen went in a bit robust with KT in training a few of the seniors players got rather upset with Johansen (who they were already upset with for not joining the clique) and they hoped the over-reaction would help make KT one of the 'Bhoys'. Scott Brown was upset as soon as John Collins was announced as assistant manager, so he's probably been involved to some extent but him and RD personally got on fine as far as I know.}

9.) 04 May 2016 19:35:02
Well Ed, That's interesting digesting that lot

For me he has to be a real safe pair of hands it cannot be another experiment or an unknown quantity

You were of a previous opinion that we would probably go down the route of someone "Celtic minded" to appease the fans well that would be PL's overview

I have a sneaky feeling if DD gets involved he might go back for MON mate MON was always content here although the book on him today going to Everton has shortened big time (y)

10.) 04 May 2016 19:36:49
What a load of old tosh saying that about commons, the guy is Celtics best, most creative player when 100%. Where do u get your info from that him and his misses are toxic?? It's absolutely baffling. The guy was wrong to act the way he did to Ronny, but was very apologetic after. Also saying him and Charlie are in people's ear turning them against top figures. Where does this come from??

11.) 04 May 2016 19:55:19
You all seem to be bagging Commons, let's remember that Commons went from scoring 32 goals to a bit part player/ scapegoat overnight under Deila, Deila continually played inferior players in front of him so understandably he was a bit miffed, every fan has their favourite player but Commons is probably our most naturally gifted player .

{Ed007's Note - Remember his first season full season here where he fell out with Neil Lennon, downed tools, got himself sent off at Tynecastle and scored ONE goal in 33 appearances?
If things aren't going EXACTLY the way Kris Commons wants he causes problems, he's been the same his entire career so I don't understand why anyone is surprised, his reputation in England is that he is no more than a moody waster who's not worth the ego, trouble and baggage he brings.
If Commons is our most naturally gifted player we should chuck it right now, take a touch and shoot - that's it. He's lazy, has poor positional sense, has average control, he struggles to beat a man, he can't cross a ball either. I could go on but there's really no need.}

12.) 04 May 2016 20:00:35
Does anyone know if brown was part of the rotten apples I know he came out to support rd but was it sincere given his previous run ins with Collins etc
Hopefully that's Forrest out of the equation once and for all
Also think that Kc has became a better player in people's eyes since he's been out the side
On another note Martin oNeil as dof and Roy Keane as coach/ manager heard from a guy in the gym who works with agents providing scholarships in America.

13.) 04 May 2016 21:29:51
Hi ed first off all happy birthday mate hope your day went well, 2nd the incident you mention with kt and sj in yraining is this the incident i asked you about privatley a wee while ago?

{Ed007's Note - Thanks mate. Yes I'm sure it must be the same incident.}

14.) 04 May 2016 22:27:31
If Commons is such a trouble maker behind the scenes, then why was he not sent out on loan? .
This to me just shows how weak Ronny was, he should have insisted from day one who was the boss. Players soon pick up on how strong or weak a manager is, and they play on it, especially if that manager hasn't got a track record as a player.
I don't agree with players acting like that, but I think that when you have players who have won titles and cups, faced with a manager who hasn't won what they have won, and isn't allowed to make decisions, the result is almost inevitable.
A squad of players with big egos need a strong willed character who can deal with those egos in my view, you can have all the good ideas you like, but if the players don't respect you, you've got no chance.

{Ed007's Note - The simple answer is, and you might not like this, Bolton couldn't afford Commons, nobody else was interested so where else was he meant to go? You can't get rid of players that nobody wants. FFS we had him and his wife along with their cronies running a political campaign with fans fans to get a new contract - what's he done since then?
Does his wife still go pulling pints, hanging about the Gallowgate and travelling on away supporters buses, well there's no pictures so that'll be a definite no. They make me want to puke for the way they have used both the Club and the support.
Commons is your future Andy Walker or John Hartson and people will look back and realise exactly what he always has been.}

15.) 04 May 2016 23:09:26
Just don't know where this MON with Keane as his assistant rumours are coming from! Theyr at the euros which runs from June to July! In which time we'll be in pre season and getting ready for CL qualifiers! There isn't a hope in hell of either walking away before the euros so I really can't take these rumours serious!

16.) 05 May 2016 03:46:47
Just catching up with the site and a lot of really interesting reading in there. Some which I have been saying for a while but some fans will always be blind when it comes to commons

Also just seeing it was your birthday ed. Sorry it's late but happy birthday 🎂
Hope you had a good one and you made a wish for massive clear out at celtic this summer 👍.

{Ed007's Note - Tnankd buddy.}

17.) 05 May 2016 09:30:51
Fae what I heard brown and manager on quite good terms and that brown been the one trying to keep a lid on it all.
Have also heard that 9 or 10 of the 1st team squad not talking to John Collins at all.

18.) 05 May 2016 10:07:03
All of the above regarding Commons etc, totally goes to show you how ineffective and ineffectual a manager, Ronnie was, is, I hope he learns from this experience that it is easy to look a good manager when you have a willing workforce, but you really get shown up when a few won't toe the line, and you stand there with your mouth open because you don't know how to handle it.

19.) 05 May 2016 05:49:13
ED, the point I'm trying to make is that when you have a disruptive player in the squad, it takes a strong manager to deal with it.
I'm not disputing anything you say about Commons or his wife, but a situation like that should never have been allowed to fester. It obviously wasn't anything new, as he did the same thing under Lennon, another inexperienced manager.
Ronny and the board could have got shot of commons a year ago when his contract was running out, if they didn't have the bottle between them to do it, then it just confirms the shambles that the club have become these last few seasons.
I really hope that we don't go down the route of another rookie boss, we badly need someone who has the respect of all the players and won't take any nonsense.

{Ed007's Note - So explain to me what RD could have done considering, it's nothing to do with him who gets a new contract and It's nothing to do with RD if no team except Bolton would touch him but couldn't afford him.. Do you think RD was responsible for Commons getting a new deal., you're blaminh him for something that happened that he had no input onnwhat so ever. Managers don't have anything to do with contract negotiations. Look at Craig Gordon, signed sealed and delivered before we knew who the manager is, assistants forced on him yet you believe it was RDs fault about Commons.
After him and his wives political campaign played the CFC for mugs and got his new deal Commons has been happy to sit onnthe bench as long as, the wages keep coming In and his wives is a chavvy media embarrassment it'all good with Brand Commons - where class and taste mean nothing - as long as the photo shoots, PR media work for his Mrs keeps rolling in.
Commons and his wife couldn't give a stuff about CFC and our fans, as long a the publicity for Brand Commons keeps the money rolling in,RD constantly spoke of trimming the squad size yet we kept bruning in more and more players that the manager clearly didn't need or ask for.
It is NOT in RD's remit to negotiate players exit -so why accuse him of failing to do it.?
When Lawwell and Park decided, and went against their own plan of offering over 30s a one year deal it was obvios who made the decisions, Ronny Deila played no part in contract negotiations - why would he, or any manager do that these days except for arsene Wengner.}

20.) 05 May 2016 08:07:29
Ed I heard yesterday that Brendan Rodgers will be our new manager got him at the bookies the other day at 5/ 1 now he's 2/ 1. I would rather we went for someone one proven in europe. Someone like marco Simone although he is way out of our league.

21.) 05 May 2016 15:21:58
ED, I blame Ronny because he is happy to be part of the whole set up.
Lawwell and Park operate as they do and I think it badly needs changing, but Ronny took the job knowing the way that things are done, if he thought that was the right way to do things then he's just as responsible in my view.
I don't get how it's okay for Lawwell and Park to take all the blame, but Ronny seems to be immune from any responsibility. The fact that he was happy to take the job under the conditions that Lawwell and Park laid down makes him just as bad in my eyes.
If Ronny has so little influence on things then it just confirms my view that he is basically a lame duck.
This job wasn't forced on Ronny, he went into it with his eyes open, he must have been perfectly happy with the restrictions placed on him.
If he agreed with Lawwell and Park about how the club should be run, why should he not share the blame with Lawwell and Park when that way has shown to be wrong? .
All 3 of them are to blame in my opinion.

{Ed007's Note - There' some amount of lame duck managers out there then because over 90% will work under the same condition as RD, why would he turn it down?
The days of stadiums being full of flat cap, tacketty boot wearing pipe spokers are long gone and anyone who believes modern managers have complete control really need to look up the set up of a modern football club. Contracts and wages have ZERO to do wit the manager or coach, from Man Utd and Chelsea to Real Madrid and Barca, they're systems are set up so that the coach is just that, he's there to coach/manage the team and has no place in the commercial or financial side of things. The coach is seen as a transient employee and clubs move through transition smoothly because the club keeps running along smoothly regardless of the manager or coach.
Far too many supporters are stuck in the 80s when we had managers like Jim McLean
This is NOT difficult to understand. Why shouldn't we use the modern approach. Do you think Guardiola is involved in transfer and contract talks with Bayern players or Pellegrini at City? Both these teams targets for next season are the exact same no matter who the manager is, is Guardiola a lame duck manager then, he never personally picked any signings at Barca, their President and members run campaigns with promises of the next superstar signing to get re-elected. There are a lot more powerful people at Chelsea than any manager no matter who he is, AVB was sacked because his training methods weren't seen as up to standard by Mr Abramovich, and Piet de Visser has mbromich's authority to sign any player in the world he wants, without even needing t contact anyone at the club.
Remember RD spoke out against loaning players in and having a squad of 22/23 with the rest made up of youth players - so you're saying he contradicted himself and not even 6 moths later he threw his famous meticulous planning and signed GMS and Armstrong, not even a year later a player from the lower leagues caught his eye as a player who could help us reach the CL, Scepovic and Ciftci anyone?
RD watched, scouted and was that impressed with Ciftci that he bought him for £1.5 million and put him out on load 6 months later - all of this, everything, goes totally against RD's philosophy since he started.
He walked in the door, had a CB pairing of Denayer and VvD with Guidetti up front - fast forward and we have Boyata and Leigh Griffiths, damn we lost Guidetti... Euroka! We'll get Carlton Cole in.
The first time RD spoke to Scott Allan in person was when he turned up to sign - he must have been REAL delighted to finally get his man eh?
RD is a coach, he had his faults but he's getting dragged into and blamed for things that were nothing to do with him like contract negotiations. He's getting the blame for Lawwell's and Park's failures but that seems to the plan hatched by Pedro and his little pet bloggers on CQN.
It's ridiculous the people who claim to know about football but still thinks we're stuck in the 80s. Man Utd will NEVER have another manager with the power AF did and the only manager left in the game with it is Wenger. Modern football clubs are big business and most are set up to make a smooth transition when coaches/managers change. It's up to the club to develop that and we are miles behind other clubs - clubs our fans expect to compete with. How many managers have Chelsea went through and until now had their fair share of triumphs, that's down to the set up behind the scenes, a new coach comes in and THE best of everything is there, he doesn't need to fight with players over diet and fitness.
This goes back a lot longer than RD, as The Great Man himself wrote:

"My first game [for Celtic] was Clyde, away, in the third round of the Scottish Cup. We were beaten 2-1. It was a nightmare. I wasn't happy with my own game. I did OK, but OK wasn't good enough. After the game – the disappointment. As I was taking my jersey off, I noticed the Nike tag was still on it. When I got on the bus John Hartson, a really good guy, was already sitting there and he was eating a packet of crisps – with a fizzy drink. I said to myself: ‘Welcome to Hell."

22.) 05 May 2016 18:10:11
ED whatever way a club runs it's affairs, the coach still has to be able to command respect from the players.
This system that we operate was in place before Ronny came in, he didn't introduce it.
Whatever way Celtic operate, the manager still has to have respect from the players. If he isn't able to command that respect then he is weak in my view.
I'm not saying that it's right, but at clubs like ours there is generally quite a lot of players with big egos, a manager or coach has to be strong enough to deal with those egos, you only have to look at a lot of the performances this season to see the players are not playing for him, it doesn't matter who bought them.
It doesn't matter to me whether it's 1980 or 2016, whatever way you want to run a club, the managers job is to get the best out of the players, that's what Guardiola does, that's what Mourinho does, I've no doubt that they have had to deal with difficult players but they are able to deal with them. Ronny on the other hand doesn't seem to be able to handle them at all.
Do you honestly believe that no other manager working under our present set up could not get more out of this group of players than Ronny can? .
I think there are.
If as you say we are miles behind other clubs who operate in this way, then I can't for the life of me see how appointing a rookie boss who nobody had heard of is going to help us close the gap.
Me and you agree about Lawwell and Park, I think that they are failing our club, where I disagree with you is that I think they got the last couple of managerial appointments wrong as well as buying the wrong players.
I don't believe that after getting so many things wrong regarding signings, Lawwell and Park somehow got Ronny's appointment so right, from what I've seen it was just another bad decision by them.

23.) 05 May 2016 20:29:07
Top post there Edo. I nearly quoted that "welcome to hell" bit RK's 'Second Half' last week when I was up a height about something.

{Ed007's Note - Can you believe there's people who don't want Keane as manager in case he upsets people?}

24.) 05 May 2016 21:33:02
Upset who? A bad apple or somebody he feels is making a sh*te decision that might hamper his work? The guy doesn't muck about. Having read what you've said about KC over the past couple of days I'd love to be a fly on the wall if RK was on the wrong end of that. He wouldn't find himself on the wrong end actually. He's firm, but I think he's fair. He seems to get a lot worse rep than he deserves imo. He must please a few purely on the basis he's celtic minded, na, he's got much more sense than that.

{Ed007's Note - Not jut the bad apples at the Club, JT, imagine the horror and outrage if he said sometething to upset the the press and they wrote bad things about him, the Club and the fans.}

25.) 06 May 2016 07:21:41
He'd call the press out for the BS they write and drag out the closet. That alone ticks a box for me.

What have you got on his proposed appointment the last time Ed? I can only read into his comments that:

A) He wasn't too happy about RD being made his assistant.

B) He wasn't getting paid enough or didn't appreciate the gesture of a rolling contract.

C) He wasn't happy with things like budget, strategy, infastructure etc.

These aren't necessarily mutually exclusive either.

My heart tells me with the "right club. Wrong time" bit that he possibly also wants to see major changes? Do you think he wants to be a manager?

{Ed007's Note - My heart is getting pulled apart here, JT. I would love to see Keane as manager because of who he is and the way I feel about him but I'm not convinced he's what we need right now.}

26.) 06 May 2016 13:14:45
So you agree with him then in a way: right fit, wrong time. Interesting. My head says it's a wee bit early for him, but it also says he could help give the stagnancy a stir, which could be a hell of a lot more beneficial than qualifying for the CL or winning a double. He wasn't top of my list, but I don't know who is, and I'd take Keane over the kind of thing I'm half expecting.

{Ed007's Note - It's no secret how I feel about Keane and the league next season will be a dawdle next season so i's back to Europe. If we fail to qualify for the CL there will be fans calling for his head, no grinding out results will be allowed, a 1-0 late winner against Partick was a disaster under RD but was seen as the team fighting to the end and showing great character under Strachan and Neil Lennon.
Not many managers fancy a job where winning the league isn't good enough for the toxic element of the supposedly 'Best Fans in the World.}

27.) 06 May 2016 14:40:53
I get you now. I'm not head over heels for him the way I've picked up that you are. But he's one of the biggest men and most endearing characters in the game, for me. I feel exactly the same way about the expectancy and even treatment from some of the support right now. You're saying you wouldn't wish that upon him?



28 Jul 2013 23:05:55
Just heard Cardiff made official bid for Ledley, hope to God the club do everything they can to keep him be as big a loss as Waynama, unsung hero, don't go Joe


1.) 29 Jul 2013 00:13:01
Absolutely, I hope we haven't just arranged Boerrigter as a replacement for Joe. Any thoughts Ed.? Andymac. {Ed007's Note - They are totally different types of players Andy.}

2.) How long has Ledley got left on his contract? {Ed001's Note - it runs out next summer.}

3.) 29 Jul 2013 10:38:37
Not a chance in hell of this happening, Ledley is worth at least double the figure being bandied about.

4.) 29 Jul 2013 10:42:42
PLEASE keep him. Most Cardiff fans don't want him back under any circumstances for turning his back on us. Apart from the fact he's not good enough.


5.) I would value ledelys services more than wanyamas .Get his contract sorted .
Offers stability on and off the pitch. TTTS

6.) 29 Jul 2013 11:56:59
Cannot possibly be contemplating letting Joe leave, he was great last year and with Wanyama leaving he will be even more important this year.

7.) @Redbird, lol he's better than anyone you have in your midfield and that includes Capoue as he's proven nothing yet in british football. He's one of us now mate, just like Mathews he won't be going back to you lot anytime soon i'm 100% sure of that.

8.) Kelvin Wilson, Georgios Samaras, Joe Ledley, get them all sorted

9.) I just read joe putting this to bed, he wants his contract sorted at parkhead, pheeeew. 3 million though seriously? that's kinda insulting!


10.) 30 Jul 2013 10:04:36
How is it insulting? It's 3£million more than you paid for him. (Don't want him back anyway)




28 Jul 2013 19:28:05
Kevin Doyle medical 2mo, good work rate but doesn't score enough for a striker, would love to see us get Finnish lad & think Ricky lambert would be great signing even on loan as Southampton spending mega bucks on a striker


1.) Sincerely hope you're talking crap Doyle is not Celtic class we can do much better

2.) Kevin doyle please no he's no better than lassad or Michu we need a goalscorer how about he guy from Real Betis molina he's a player.

3.) Wolves have said no offers have been made yet. Keep your hopes up lads!

NE Gooner

4.) We have a chance of putting ourselves light years away domestically from any rivals alive or dead, Doyle does not fit the transfer policy, without breaking the bank, a John park scouted striker would do me. Hopeful he's done his work and inroads are being made to find us one at an affordable price .
Balde is as Lenny says Raw. Have not been convinced at all with him, first touch poor, hopefully a player emerges,

Ska Bhoy




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13 Jun 2016 21:17:50
Mo Donati wants to come back😂😂 I would just get him bk to sort Barton out lol.


1.) 15 Jun 2016 22:22:55
Joey Bartton won't be playing for them next season. He is not actually signing until July and there will be some contractual problem and he will be backdown South to a Championship side.



11 Jun 2016 14:17:11
Well well just heard Joey Barton comments regarding our captain please Broonie son put this scum bag in the gutter where he belongs.


1.) 11 Jun 2016 14:32:40
The guy is a fool. The interview was cringe worthy. "I have played against Scottish players before"! Does he think were a closed shop of Scots players up here? "Scott Brown is not in my league. No one in Scotland is in my league". I can never remember Larsson, Lubu, Laudrup etc saying these things. They did their talking on the pitch.

2.) 11 Jun 2016 14:41:50
I wouldn't worry about anything that comes out the mouth of joey 'I'm a reformed character' Barton! The guys is and always has been scum! On the same level as diouf IMO! Horrible horrible little guy! Him and the newco are a match made in heaven! let him spout his garbage! Be all the more sweeter when we're lifting 6 in a row!

3.) 11 Jun 2016 14:42:36
Looks like Barton is going to be as big an embarrassment to Sevco as we thought he would be.

4.) 11 Jun 2016 14:42:53
Guy is a bawbag that will end up back in England after winning heehaw

5.) 11 Jun 2016 14:49:54
He's worse than Diouf Beav

6.) 11 Jun 2016 15:19:32
My worry about him is he might cause a riot up here and Rankers are not saying to him to keep his mouth shut.

7.) 11 Jun 2016 15:29:39
And tae think he declared his love of the hoops and was buying his son the top at Glasgow airport he really is scum a reduction half a dozen games sent off then injured for rest of season.

8.) 11 Jun 2016 15:23:52
This coming from a guy who's level is Championship level at best, he's right though broonie is on a dif level but the other way, Barton couldn't lace broonies boots. Ed am I right in thinking he's never played in champions league? Off top of my head I can't remember if he has or hasn't. Joeshmo1888 the dif between scum Barton and the names you said is, they had class. these are guys that had more class in their wee toe, that he will ever have, the guys a laughing stock of football!

9.) 11 Jun 2016 15:31:31
It's a close call kev! 2 utter parasites who have made millions from the game but done very little! It really does some up that mob over the road by the way! If a player was ever suited to a club its Barton and sevco! This is the pish you'll hear from this scumbag all season. then when he's away back down the road having failed to stop 6 in a row we'll no doubt hear him having a go at his own team mates for being shite! The guys been brought up a scumbag and he's not and never will change! This is the same half wit who compared the SPL with Switzerland and ethunasia! Now he's up here playin! Scooby doo is less confused than this wa***r!

10.) 11 Jun 2016 15:38:55
He's just stirring it up, did you'd not read muhamad ali's story how he and Joe Frazier staged a mock fight so Ali could could get a promoter to do the fight, Barton used to be a tic supporter, so he obviously saying everything tongue in cheek as he plays to his new blue fans in an effort to get them to buy more season tickets.

11.) 11 Jun 2016 15:50:27
Don't be surprised if he learns the Scott's language the way he learned French . Cringeworthy.

12.) 11 Jun 2016 16:55:22
Come on guys, do not bite, Barton is playing to his own audience all the gullibles.
let him spout all the drivel he wants to, our talking will be on the park. hail hail.

13.) 11 Jun 2016 16:59:08
Guys, this is all good news for us, do not worry about this person, I posted a while ago that the was one is way to the Dark side and he is a banged on red card in the first half whenever we meet them (that is of course if he makes the starters of this super team) Timalloy can let us know later what the price will be for that, anyway it's banged on money for us. Ignore every word that comes out of his mouth from now on, we see what he is made of when the whistle blows.

14.) 11 Jun 2016 19:50:26
There were quite a few Celtic posters on here who were saying at the end of the season that S Brown was rotten, some even said that S Brown was never any good, why wouldn't the idiot Barton fancy his chances when he reads the rubbish some fans posted.

15.) 11 Jun 2016 20:26:42
That's the way they behave to get the zombies to like them and they lap it up same as when getting beat they kick lumps out people or do a pitch invasion to "protect" Lee Wallace.

16.) 11 Jun 2016 20:56:07
I ain't worried about him it's just who the **** does he think he is its no like he's gone a do to Brown what Roy Keane did to sideways Ferguson just the whole media thing up here about him guys scum really hope we embarrass these clowns.

{Ed007's Note - Barton's been coming out with this type of tripe for years, when he was at Newcastle he said he was better than guys like Lampard and Gerrard. His delusions of grandeur are well suited to our noisy new neighbours.}

17.) 11 Jun 2016 21:27:02
Agree bud wee rat has just annoyed me lol.



03 Feb 2015 13:14:19
Really happy with the deadline signings yesterday especially Armstrong, I've been on here slating Peter Lawell last couple a months but fair play to him he's done us good yesterday.




14 Aug 2014 01:51:18
Ed, was there any reason why Griffiths was not in squad tonight and do you know if there's any truth in a loan move for him to hibs, thanks.


{Ed007's Note - CFC are actively looking to move Griffiths on.}

1.) Ah kno griffiths kin b ah silly wee bhoy at tyms but he's a goal scorer! He needs t be played up front wer he's most dangerous not oot on the wing. hope he gets a few games up front to prove people wrang but can't see it happening. Thought tampon n berget did awryt when they came on!. but as sumwan mentioned below its prob because we had an xtra man lol



2.) Ed

do you think CFC would sanction a Griffiths loan move within the SPL or is it back to the championship; I heard Hibernian was a very real option but wages wise what would happen…what is he on …£8k a week …would it be a loan to Hibs with part of his wages covered

if loans are being looked at (less likely…) then obviously RD doesn't fancy the player or his attitude…

Ed, is this system based, skills based or attitude/discipline based….can you speculate?

{Ed007's Note - To be honest I don't care where he goes but he could go out on loan with us still paying a percentage of his wages. If it was me I'd give him a free.}

3.) Onwards and Upwards. Anybody else 'actively' looking to get punted Ed?

{Ed007's Note - I'll be surprised if Commons is still here at the end of the window, his contract talks have stalled and Lawwell will not want him running down his deal and leaving for nothing. I expect Crystal Palace to up their efforts in signing Mulgrew.}

4.) Harsh Ed, Very Harsh. He is better than anything we have at the moment though. Hail Hail

5.) Definitely a transitional period then. I'm worried about the way wages are being structured/cut. Think it echoes volumes that we'll not be bringing in anybody who isn't just 'potential'.

6.) Personally I think Griffiths deserves a chance but we have bigger fish to fry at the moment. Concerning Commons, having watched a fair bit of the team under RD I'm not sure whether he looks like playing Commons to his strengths. Looks to be playing further forward and more restrictions on his movement which for me leaves him struggling at times.

7.) Commons does suit that system, IE in behind striker and ahead of middle two midfielders with license to link up with wingers and full backs pushing forward; the issue is that we need better wingers (forrest on form okay), and we need (as per gunniebhoy) a very mobile striker and (as per my recommendation) a more mobile forward thinking box to box midfielder…this would give commons more options to link and play through

re ED"s response to my Griffiths query, I am guessing ED is not a fan?! Ha …a "free" …that would be a little profligate ….

8.) Have seen a text from LG tonite and there's no deal to Hibs.
His words, 99% staying at club.
Everyone has their own opinion but regardless what is accurate is he hasn't really been given the same opportunity to prove himself in his own position since signing.
Personally, I'd have him through the middle in the new system and see what happens.
From being at game last night it certainly wouldn't be any worse than Stokes. Who as an aside gets a lot less negative verbals on here despite a poor off field lifestyle. I'd go as far as to say worse than LG. From a playing perspective which is the important thing, he's probably the best striker at club.
Prepared to be shot down!

{Ed007's Note - Tony Watt wasn't given much of a chance either, maybe there's a comparison in there. I'm not Stokes biggest fan as a footballer but to compare him to Griffiths off the field is a bit romantic considering how long Griffiths has been at the club, besides, I always had whataboutery down as a Sevconian trait, Stevo. ;)

9.) A very sudden departure for the Crystal Palace manager is likely to stop any more buys for them this window .

10.) Ed I see TP has just quit CP so maybe no move there now.



02 Aug 2014 20:15:40
Hi Ed, there's a lot of angry celtic fans just know myself included, I just feel we are getting weaker every year where we should have been pulling a million miles away from seveco for them coming back but to be honest we going back the way in my opinion, iam all for giving the new manager a chance because I do think we needed a change but the thing that worries me is he was picked for Keanes assistant if he took job which iam glad he didn't or if Lennon stayed he was coming in as his new number 2. Lennon said through the week board had to take blame for not investing for result which I agree on, it should have been happening after the season we got to last 16 but I would have respected him more if he came out & said that was his real reason for leaving. Pissed off a bit of understatement just now I know that was only a friendly today but we are getting laughed at just now big time, if I was Lawell & Desmond I think they need to pick they're next move carefully.


1.) Today was merely a friendly and we had mostly a young inexperienced team playing .
A year ago, a younger and less experienced side beat Liverpool one nil

2.) Yourman, 6-1 ok in ure books then?
All disillusioned fans are in the wrong, nothing to fret about. Cheers

3.) Steve
I certainly am not dillusional, all I am saying that with a younger less experience side last season we could beat Liverpool . So why should we not have expected Celtic to be competitive yesterday .

{Ed007's Note - The team that played against LFC was:

Celtic: Zaluska (Forster 46); Matthews, Lustig, Mouyokolo, Izaguirre (Findlay 64); McGeouch, Kayal (George 84), Irvine, Stokes; Balde (Atajic 70), Watt (Henderson 84).

Yesterday v Spurs team:

Gordon; Herron, O'Connell (Findlay 81), Ambrose, Twardzik (Waters 71); Lindsay (Fridjonsson 79), Irvine (McManus 52) Henderson; McGeouch, Pukki (Balde 52) McMullan (Tierney 63).




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18 Sep 2016 21:05:57
Should have rested him against alloa no today bad call by BR in my opinion but don't get me wrong we had enough chances to win 2 or 3 games today never mind 1, 2nd goal defending criminal.




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31 Aug 2016 16:51:56
Just seen Jozo getting interviewed on sky there Torino wanting a loan now by sound of it I reckon something showed up in medical.




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31 Aug 2016 10:31:57
Where they drinking frosty jack.




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12 Aug 2016 21:32:59
Must be a big bid going in for Hendrick then if derby knocked £6 mill couple a wks ago, Sunderland close to deal way Duffy and if he is coming that mean Jozo is off tgen.




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11 Aug 2016 10:04:51
Like Lansbury myself surprised he's still at forest.





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19 Mar 2017 21:36:34
Sinclair be back to he's best soon aye it's frustrating because we know the players better than what they've been giving us last few weeks no just Sinclair but it was always bound to hit a spell when we had to win ugly, iam a massive fan of young KT and he's only going to get better but I feel he's final ball in last 2 games been poor yet I hate picking that out because he's only human, we've missed big Rogic at times guy takes a lot a pressure off Dembele when he plays whrn he comes back be good to see, as I said in a previous post think breaks came at right time because a lot a players maybe going through the motions a bit but get this title wrapped up and back them like we've done all season to get this treble. ☘☘☘.




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19 Mar 2017 19:04:54
Think the breaks came at the right time tbh think a lot of a players going through the motions a wee bit but 1 game away from being champions and hopefully just 2 games away from the treble, Bhoy Kouassi been here 5 minutes let's give him a bit a time guys, been a fantastic season so far and hopefully will get better. ☘☘☘.




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04 Jan 2017 11:42:57
You only need to watch the saltcoats video to know what they're female support are like.




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28 Dec 2016 23:50:16
I don't watch they're games so you must know better than me where they're 3 goals coming from, no saying our cb's are best in world but timid? As I said we could win 5-0 on Saturday and you'll still find something to greet about, but your opinion but as per i don't agree.




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25 Dec 2016 22:04:17
Thought we showed a great hunger and desire to come back at fir park couple a weeks ago? Notice you look for a lot a negatives paradisewon but today no a day for arguing merry Christmas you and your family.