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19 Jan 2019 16:00:29

Celtic XI v Airdrie: Bain; Ralston, Boyata, Benkovic, Izaguirre; Brown, McGregor; Forrest, Christie, Sinclair; Burke.

Subs: Gordon, Bitton, Lustig, Weah, Ajer, Henderson, Johnston

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1.) 19 Jan 2019 16:06:17
How long is Eddie out for?

2.) 19 Jan 2019 16:18:02
Is eddy injured? Mustve missed that. good to see young Henderson involed.

3.) 19 Jan 2019 16:33:02
What’s up with Ntcham? Could he be for the off? If that is the case I’d prefer it to be sooner rather than later in the window . I hope he doesn’t go though.

4.) 19 Jan 2019 16:39:11
That's why he didn't start at ibrox DPR.

5.) 19 Jan 2019 16:39:39
Eddy was injured before sevco game.

6.) 19 Jan 2019 16:46:17
I know people on here love ntcham. but let's be honest we have played our better football without him and brown tbh both are to similar but nthcham has better vision etc. rather ntcham was holding midfield with calmac in front of him. what's your thoughts?

7.) 19 Jan 2019 16:53:27
I thought that was cleared up.

8.) 19 Jan 2019 17:01:15
I'm really pleased for young Ewan getting his place on the bench well done pal, anyone any idea when wee karamoko is eligible for the first team?

9.) 19 Jan 2019 17:20:50
He turns 16 on the 22nd of feb so I would guess then.

10.) 19 Jan 2019 17:22:54
Surely he's available now he's signed his contract. He's needing to bulk up a bit I think.

11.) 19 Jan 2019 17:40:10
Did Henderson not recently turn down our contract offer and was looking at other options?

12.) 19 Jan 2019 17:55:52
What was cleared up?

13.) 19 Jan 2019 18:06:43
Need to work on corners, set pieces and penalties, maybe could do somewhere warm to do that.

14.) 20 Jan 2019 01:04:37
Saving all our new set piece routines for when Bayo is in the team.



31 Dec 2018 10:41:34

Celtic have spoken to Tore Andre Flo about the availability of Tomas Kalas as a replacement for Boyata. Ed002 has said that we have watched him a couple of times at Bristol City, it's not certain but she understands that Chelsea might be open to a sale.
Solanke to Crytsal Palace is effectively a done deal so he won't be coming to Scotland.


1.) 31 Dec 2018 11:22:15
I’d be happy with Kalas, always looked decent when I seen him previously and young enough to improve. As long as it a permanent deal I’d be up for this.

2.) 31 Dec 2018 11:24:46
So likely we will be cashing in on Boyata in Jan then Ed? What a performance to bow out on lol. Maybe that affected him a little knowing that could be his last game for us.

{Ed007's Note - I'm not entirely sure if Roma (and there's other interested clubs in England, France and Turkey) are planning to offer a fee in January for Boyata or want him on a pre-contract.
If it was left to me he wouldn't be near the first team squad if he signs a pre contract with anyone next month.}

3.) 31 Dec 2018 11:29:45
ha ha ED007 when I read your first sentence "Celtic have spoken to Tore Andre Flo" I thought jeez are we THAT DESPERATE for a striker lol.

{Ed007's Note - Flo is a technical coach to Chelsea loan players and youngsters lol. It's through him deals like the Musonda loan are done.}

4.) 31 Dec 2018 12:08:38
Totally agree Ed wouldn't be fair on the others and would be a kick in the balls to the club that's done nothing but good for him and allowed him to continue playing after costing us a CL spot. So he owes us a fee at least. Wonder what fee we could command for a player with a few months left and what Chelsea would want for Kalas.

{Ed007's Note - Well we got £7 million for Armstrong - and he wasn't part of the world's highest ranked international team - so I'd say about £15 million 😁
Seriously though I'd be looking for something in the £5 -8 million region, we know £8 million isn't a lot to the bigger teams in Europe or any tinpot Pub League team.
I'd hazard a guess that type of money would cover the Kalas fee with some change leftover.}

5.) 31 Dec 2018 13:36:39
That's what I was basing it on really so not a bad bit of business if we can replace Boyata with Kalas with change hopefully can get it done early and it doesn't drag on all of January.

6.) 31 Dec 2018 16:47:10
I'd be happy with Kalas. I remember mentioning him after he played for Vitesse (Chelsea juniors) a few seasons ago and have seen other posters mention him since. I'm sure somebody even said over the summer they heard we were watching him. Since then he's impressed me even more as an important member in Boro and Fulham promotion sides. I'm surprised he isn't playing in the EPL to be fair. Beefed up a bit too. Would be comfortable in a back two or back three.

7.) 31 Dec 2018 17:03:47
Would a deal for Kalas only be done in January if Boyata goes now?

8.) 31 Dec 2018 16:53:33
Could a deal for Kalas be done this month Ed or is he on loan with Bristol City for the season?

{Ed007's Note - I'm sure I read that Chelsea can call him back, even at that £ can sort it out if needed.}

9.) 01 Jan 2019 00:30:11
Seems Chelsea write in a clause that they can recall any player on loan if an acceptable bid comes for them.

10.) 01 Jan 2019 23:28:54
If Celtic are still paying him a big wage, even if he signs a precontract, it makes no sense to me not to play him and get your full moneys worth out of him, or am I missing something? .



29 Dec 2018 11:15:56

Celtic XI v TRIFC: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Benkovic, McGregor; Brown, Ntcham; Forrest, Christie, Sinclair; Johnston.

Subs: Bain, Edouard, Ajer, Morgan, Hayes, Ralston, Tierney

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1.) 29 Dec 2018 11:23:13
McGregor playing LB?

{Ed007's Note - Looks like it.}

2.) 29 Dec 2018 11:30:09
If Tierney is like Edouard and fit enough for the bench they are fit enough to start get 60 mins out them button the game up quick and early and take them off? Mcgregor at left back just nullifies his creativity. bizarre use of the squad if you ask me but Brendan must know best. Let’s get intae this shower shut 50000 orcs up and send them home early 🙂🍀⚽️.

3.) 29 Dec 2018 11:30:32
I'm disappointed in that team. Looks like McGregor's versatility is coming back to haunt him in recent weeks. First he's shifted forward and now back when he's been the orchestrator of all that was great about the team a few weeks ago from CM. Regardless, let's get the win! HH.

4.) 29 Dec 2018 11:31:56
Big calls there, some trust in young Mikey . The huns have all their players fit apart from the long term losses.
Please god, another 3 points.

5.) 29 Dec 2018 11:33:30
There's a few big calls in there. I hope Rodgers has called this right. COYBIG!

6.) 29 Dec 2018 11:42:57
Gutted if McGregor is left back. He has been super and was the main man when we were playing super stuff. Would have preferred KT to start and see how much he can give and let hayes replace him. BR was saying how well he did last week when he came on. Just strange to have both on the bench and sticking McGregor at left full.

7.) 29 Dec 2018 11:46:27
Is is it not mcgregor playing cm with brown and ntcham.

8.) 29 Dec 2018 19:37:42
Most of the players didn’t turn up today, class is permanent, they will be back, beaten on the day by a better side. Quality needed in January, hopefully Benkovic until the rest of the season, full back and striker. Top of league, game in hand, won league cup, still in Europe, anybody want to swap.

9.) 29 Dec 2018 19:51:34
Strange and risky move putting Mcgregor at left back. we need him in midfield pulling the strings not in there! And I can only assume eddy isn’t ready to start yet with wee mikey playing. love the wee man to grab a couple! COYBIG! 🍀🍀🍀🍀.



26 Dec 2018 12:42:19

Celtic XI v Aberdeen: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Benkovic, Izaguirre; Brown, McGregor, Forrest, Rogic, Sinclair; Christie.

Subs: Bain, Hayes, Ntcham, Johnston, Edouard, Ajer, Ralston

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1.) 26 Dec 2018 13:17:34
Not holding back with that line up.

2.) 26 Dec 2018 13:41:09
Woulda started Johnson then gave Christie a run out for the last 35 mins.

3.) 26 Dec 2018 13:59:16
No sign of kt, is he still carrying a knock? Is it a risk bringing him straight into ipox.



22 Dec 2018 13:46:21

Celtic XI v Dundee: Bain; Ralston, Simunovic, Benkovic, Izaguirre; McGregor, Ntcham; Forrest, Rogic, Sinclair; Johnston.

Subs: Gordon, Brown, Gamboa, Hayes, Morgan, Christie, Ajer

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17 Jan 2019 21:34:06

I've set up a poll: Should Celtic sell Ntcham to Porto for the reported £14 million this month?

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1.) 17 Jan 2019 22:15:07
A wee bit disappointed to see how many folk would sell. I really rate the bhoys and can see him becoming captain one day. Still, everyone is entitled to their opinion.

2.) 17 Jan 2019 22:48:15
Captain! Not a chance will he be captain! For a start he won’t be here long enough to get that honour and there’s a lad called Kieran Tierney who mite have something to say about that lol! I rate Ntcham to and on his game he’s a class act, but I’d take 14 million if it was offered. he's just not looked rite at all in the past few months, and looks like his minds elsewhere.

3.) 17 Jan 2019 22:53:51
Probs mostly Sevco fans saying sell most Bhoys rate him.

4.) 17 Jan 2019 23:12:18
I said sell, but only because if that money is on offer we can't refuse it, we cld buy 2/ 3 decent players for that or 2 very good ones . Ie mccarthy from everton, boy is born to wear the hoops, maja from sunderland, star of the future, n still money left over for either a ch or rb. Nicham is good but for that kind of money, let him go hh.

5.) 18 Jan 2019 00:09:18
I also voted to sell. I’ve said on other threads in a big fan of Ntcham but at £14m I would take the money. I don’t think he’s been missed this season when he’s not played and there’s no doubting his form has been poor. Having said that I don’t believe the club will sell him and he may very well go in to be our best player in the second half of the season.

6.) 18 Jan 2019 00:22:25
I voted to sell, decent player on his day but far too inconsistent. Calmac and christie all day long for me in the middle. If Porto throw in Mbemba aswell which we badly need a CB then it would go down as one of the club's best piece of transfer buisness imo.

7.) 18 Jan 2019 00:33:19
Gordoja you say sell him and we could by 2/ 3 decent players but We never see the money spent anyway were still waiting on two years champions league money Stuart Armstrong and Dembeles money to be spent.

8.) 18 Jan 2019 05:36:22
That's a pretty good point Rogic. I'm not so confident right now I'd ve happy with the way such money was spent. So, keep a quality young player is the vote from me.

9.) 18 Jan 2019 06:47:26
I voted stay
He’s shown us he’s a player
And he’s young.

10.) 18 Jan 2019 01:12:01
I said sell although I do rate him highly. I said that for a few reasons:

1. He is off form and has been for much of this season and the longer he is out of the team the more his value will drop.

2. He rarely turns up in the away games.

3. 14 million is a great price for him, assuming the fee quoted is accurate.

11.) 18 Jan 2019 07:59:25
I voted to keep him. If they’re offering £14M now, what might they offer in a year or two. It amazes me how many of our fans think we should take the first offer a club makes to us yet they also think we should up our offer and pay whatever a selling club is asking for their player.

12.) 18 Jan 2019 09:32:18
I posted recently that last season I thought he was going to be a star for us as he had the 'whole package', but the Dembele fiasco seems to have had a very negative effect on him.
If ever we needed the nurturing, reassuring personal touch of the great man, Tommy Burns - it's in situations like this.

13.) 18 Jan 2019 09:54:55
Malkybhoy i do agree we never seem to spend the money, but we have to keep beleiving that if the money comes in for ncham, we would strengthen further. Prefer it to happen adap. If its at end of window board will say we've not had enough time to spend. As i said previously i do like ncham but 14m is a great deal for us. that's also weather we spend or bank lol hh.



10 Dec 2018 11:48:23

An update from Ed002 about the changing face of European football.....

{Ed002's Note - There are two/three counter-proposals to the pan-European breakaway that have partially been backed by UEFA to try and save their own skin. The first proposal is to rename and change the format of the UEFA Champions League to make it an elite closed-shop pan-European league with a fixed number of teams – and these would be the same teams every year and be based on past winners of the Champions League and European Cup and a few (not specified) more. It would then require the restructuring of the Europa League and the possible introduction of a lower-tier European competition again. Although they have yet to flesh out the detail and there is now a major concern that the impetus for this is not coming from Europe, although one major Football Association has given their support and discussions have also been held with the leading clubs from England (Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal). The American backer, Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins, has on several occasions requested a meeting with an extant group of sides considering the pan-European breakaway to discuss his proposals. They have yet to respond but having identified the source of much of the funding (and that raising a concern) will wish to discuss it between themselves first. This has dragged on for a couple of years and nothing has happened - and I doubt it will.

However, UEFA are now considering a variant proposal that would see some places in the CL fixed (probably to previous winners) and then see it supplemented by Champions and second place sides each season. This complicates matters again as it means the re-introduction of a third competition or the significant restructuring of the EL. The plan being put to clubs is a summer/preseason tournament that will evolve in to a parallel league, and of course eventually in to a complete breakaway for these clubs. As a first step to all of this, UEFA have negotiated minor changes that will see the four entrants from England, Germany, Spain and Italy enter the existing Champions League group stages without any qualification beyond their National League position (so no entry to qualifying rounds). This has been agreed by the European Club Association but UEFA did not want to discuss it with the separate group of “elite” sides discussing the Pan European League (and that “elite” group includes three English sides) as they are aware they will get no more than a shrug and no long-term support - and that is where we are now.

The other major counter proposal is a Chinese proposal from the Dalian Wanda Group proposes to open up the lucrative Chinese and Far Eastern media markets by extending the league to include Chinese and South American clubs - right now North American clubs have not been mentioned. This has yet to be discussed by the "elite" sides as a group although the proposals have been presented to a number of them already on an individual basis. The proposals are very broad-based and lack detail - their selling point is significant additional income for the "elite". The general feeling from informal discussions over cocktails is that the "elite" would not want it on a league basis but could be open to including other sides in a some sort of expanded World Club Cup.}

So after that I obviously asked THE question and to summarise Ed002's answer -

Celtic, Feyenoord, Hamburg, Forest, Villa, Red Star, Steau Bucurest and one or two other past winners were not on the list put forward whereas past winners Ajax and Benfica are in a group of 5 clubs that have so far said they don't want any part of a breakaway.}


1.) 10 Dec 2018 13:22:47
Thanks to both the Eds there. Well done to Ajax and Benfica for sticking it to them as well.

{Ed007's Note - You're welcome mate.}

2.) 10 Dec 2018 14:31:58
I cannot get my head around this would it be good for the hoops?

{Ed007's Note - It depends what you want mate, if you're happy enough to see us getting pumped by Barca and PSG just to get mega £ you're going to be disappointed but if you'd rather see us competing against teams nearer our level but with higher financial rewards than the EL and better (fairer) distribution of money etc it'll be exciting times imo.
For now though there's still the guarantee of access to the CL through the Champions Route and these plans are at least a couple of years away yet.}

3.) 10 Dec 2018 16:49:14
Money has ruined football. What's the point in having a big healthy bank balance but getting horsed off every other team? All you would be doing there is paying HMRC a load of tax on profits and creating an apathy for the fans. Wouldn't it be far better to get into a European competition that we could do well in and actually compete?

4.) 10 Dec 2018 17:41:22
The idea of teams qualifying regardless of where they finish in their respective leagues absolutely stinks by the way.

5.) 10 Dec 2018 18:15:22
I would rather compete and be entertained than be steamrolled by the elite. Their cash rich tournament will eventually become boring with the same old clubs in the quarter finals semis and final.

6.) 10 Dec 2018 19:05:39
Jimtim basically if your not in a title challenge what’s the point in trying?

7.) 10 Dec 2018 19:27:13
Not sure we're on the same page Bigbhoy mate? I'm talking about the 'fixed places' idea. So does that mean say Man Utd will be in it year on year even if they finish 6th? I'd rather the 'elite' clubs bugger off and form their own league than that. In saying that, if they change the name from 'Champions League' then it would make more sense.

8.) 10 Dec 2018 22:47:36
Jim basically it doesn’t matter where united, Man City, Chelsea finish. there going to be there anyway?

9.) 11 Dec 2018 00:46:22
I think the CL is boring already. In years gone by, I used to watch it even if we weren’t in it or had been knocked out. I haven’t watched a CL final for about 5 or 6 years now. The amount of ‘fixing’ that is being proposed is no less cheating than the David Murray EBT era at the oldco. I wouldn’t be that bothered if we stopped playing in Europe altogether.

10.) 11 Dec 2018 04:26:15
I'm with you now Bigbhoy sorry mate that was me being a div 👍. Good point yes so if a team was languishing they could even just take the foot off the gas.



27 Nov 2018 21:58:45


1.) 27 Nov 2018 22:13:06
🤤🤤😲 They really are The gift that keeps giving😂😂😂😂😂😂.

2.) 28 Nov 2018 16:56:20
😂😂😂They sure are!



24 Nov 2018 11:18:23

We're launching our annual charity appeal this weekend. Ed033 will put a permanent link on the pages but you can go HERE for now. Our aim is to help Hamilton Foodbank get some toys & Christmas items for families that need help at this time of year.
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2.) 08 Nov 2018 22:53:14
Absolutely brilliant 👏🍀🇮🇪💡.

3.) 08 Nov 2018 23:52:13
got to say i was totally underwhelmed with the light show waste off 2 mill i reckon.




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11 Aug 2018 11:40:41
For some strange reason the Club released the wrong team line up....... I've changed it to the new team now.




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27 Jan 2018 14:49:18
The Club have listed the team in a 3-4-2-1 formation of Gordon; Boyata, Simunovic, Ajer; Forrest, Ntcham, Brown, Tierney; McGregor, Sinclair; Griffiths.




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15 Mar 2016 19:09:43
I don't know why my reply didn't come up there. Anyway, I think the idiot should keep his mouth shut and keep his nose out of things that has nothing to do with him.
How would he have liked it if Jose Mourinho had came out and said he wanted the Man Utd job during his disastrous spell there? I knew he had no class but this is a new low even for him.
He basically said the club would need to give him substantial money to spend so for once I applaud Peter Lawwell for his frugal approach - anything that keeps that clown Moyes away from CFC has to be a good thing.




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11 Mar 2015 14:25:34
William Troost-Ekong's contract with FC Groningen runs until 30-06-217 and he is currently on loan to FC Dordrecht until this summer. He only left Spurs for FC Groningen in the summer of 2013 signing a 4-year-deal. He played 2 games for them before joining FC Dordrecht on loan in January 2014 until the end of the 2013/14 season then last summer he was sent back to FC Dordrecht on loan for the entire 2014/15 season.
That's why the name of the source website is filtered out, Tony, they just make up stories to attract hits without checking their facts, hit-whoring. If they can't get his contract details right what chance do you think their rumours are true?




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My mistake, McGregor has a throat infection/tonsillitis.





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02 Nov 2018 09:56:32
Why oh why if it's nothing to do with football are clubs forced to wear poppies on their shirt and players, staff and supporters forced to participate in a minutes silence?
It's nothing to do with football and if you are being forced to participate in something you strongly disagree with then you are well within you rights to let your feelings known.
Your paying your money to watch and support your team, not to be used in a political stunt, if people want to keep politics away from football then it has to be ALL politics across the board.
Celtic fans singing a daft song about the poppy has as much a place in football as the actual poppy itself and remembrance jamboree does - none.}




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20 Apr 2018 11:34:14
I didn't want to just pick all Celtic players as that would have been too easy and all the English Pub League snobs will need to look up who I'm talking about :)


{Ed001's Note - I thought it was obvious, though I was amazed at your knowledge of NHL players and how you knew the surname of a Magic Roundabout character!}



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14 Sep 2017 13:54:56

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Moussa Dembele is back in the squad for Ross County game and Dedryck Boyata will be assessed tomorrow.




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18 Mar 2016 20:38:38
Timalloy has had a bereavement in his family and is taking a break from the sites and the gambling.}




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22 Apr 2015 19:46:58
Amateur Horticulturist that seems to be working fine now so try resending that last post again. Any more problems and just give us a shout.