Celtic Rumours Member Posts


HenriksTongue's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded
Correct Score Competition:

Not entered
Correct Score Competition
Flat Out Racing:

Not played Flat Out Racing

No Profile Picture uploaded


Where from:

Favourite player:

Best team moment:



HenriksTongue's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To HenriksTongue's Posts



To HenriksTongue's last 5 rumours posts


To HenriksTongue's last 5 banter posts


To HenriksTongue's last 5 rumour replies


To HenriksTongue's last 5 banter replies


HenriksTongue's rumours posts with other poster's replies to HenriksTongue's rumours posts


29 Jul 2017 22:53:18
Was in the stadium pretty early this afternoon when only stevie woods and the 3 gks were warming up. A guy shouted SW over (I assumed they knew each other) so he came over for a chat. A couple of other fellow fans came over and they were talking about potential transfers and paddy Roberts. I heard SW say that a big signing is likely and when asked about PR he simply smiled and said you'll have to ask Brendan.
Now read into that what you will but I thought it all looked pretty positive.


1.) 30 Jul 2017 07:20:18
I think Stevie woods seems like a good guy. And wouldn't tell a fan or a mate what was happening with signings. He's probably just being nice. I would read nothing into it at all.

2.) 30 Jul 2017 12:44:43
#webelievesteve. sounds a stick on to me. has to be true.

3.) 31 Jul 2017 11:39:08
We all want it to be true. That doesn't mean it is sadly.

And there is no way Stevie would be letting any cats out if bags. The guys a pro. So, meh.

But by feck do I hope it's true!

4.) 31 Jul 2017 18:11:22
Just passing on what I heard. I didn't say he told these punters any secrets but it did sound positive.

5.) 31 Jul 2017 18:34:00
I hope it's true mate. I could reduce my Valium intake.



24 Aug 2016 11:48:39
Has Skinnybhoy spoken to his contact yet about the marquee signing that's imminent? What an exciting time to be a Tim!


1.) 24 Aug 2016 15:58:55
Just seen on another forum that some board member says we are going to be very busy until the deadline? players in/ out? ain't got a clue.

2.) 24 Aug 2016 17:49:06
Henrik sorry not spoken to her yet! A friend from Liverpool told me that rumour down there is we are after Sakho and Lucas? Don't know how reliable maybe Ed can confirm I thought Sakho was a defender. There will also be a further few leaving Celtic.

{Ed007's Note - I've not heard anything about us being in for a Liverpool player.}

3.) 24 Aug 2016 14:04:43
Spoken to a friend in Liverpool apparently rumours down there are Sakho or Lucas to us? Maybe Es can confirm if this is a rumour on Liverpool forums.

{Ed091's Note - Celtic couldnt afford eithers wage

4.) 24 Aug 2016 19:32:53
ed091 maybe winning trophies, the CL and good wage is what they want rather than money and no medals? I know they have the cash to show for the career.

{Ed091's Note - youre right, theyre both signing so they can win a 1 horse race.

5.) 24 Aug 2016 20:31:52
Cheers ed091 with regards to wages I was told the marquee signing was not coming for the money but for the prestige of playing for club in Europe and to win trophies! Which makes me think this particular player may not have won much in career having played at high level 🤔🤔 what's your thoughts?

{Ed091's Note - a club in europe after 3 seasons out despite being the only team capable of winning their division.... A scottish team in the CL is simply making up the numbers. If sakho or lucas want a massive wage drop, to move to scotland and be embarrassed in the CL group stages, then sure, celtic are signing them both. you heard it here first.

6.) 26 Aug 2016 07:32:37
Wrong ed091 we have not had 3 years out of Europe. This is the first time in three years we have qualified for the group stages of the cl. Can I ask you a question too ed091. What would have to the EPL if sky decided to pull out . and the only reason your league is bigger is because of sky TV money. If we had that kind of investment up here from sky our league would be as just as good as yours.

{Ed091's Note - are you as deluded as BR? There are many reasons, which don't include money, as to why the spl doesnt come close to the epl. Location: who'd live in Motherwell over London?
Who would want to play in front of (majority) of minuscule grounds when you can play in front of old Trafford, anfield etc.
The weather, the food, the lack of home grown talent in Scotland and the fact it's a 1 team league, makes it an unappealing league.
It's really nothing to do with money.



31 Mar 2016 14:51:27
Heard from a good source that Steven Fletcher is on his way. Apparently he's bought a house in Glasgow and wants to finish his career at Celtic. Was told it's a done deal but I hope not. 7 years too late in my opinion.


1.) 31 Mar 2016 17:20:44
Don't want him anywhere near celtic.
Not good enough

2.) 31 Mar 2016 19:29:53
Funny that considering he is in talks with Marseille over a permanent move.

3.) 01 Apr 2016 10:33:00
Just passing on what I've been told mate.

4.) 01 Apr 2016 12:17:37
Can't see how Marseille would be in a rush to hand him a permanent deal, he hasn't scored a league goal for them yet which doesn't really surprise me.

5.) 01 Apr 2016 22:49:27
He HAS had a home in Glasgow for years!



15 Dec 2015 18:44:59
Ed is there any truth in the rumour we're close to a deal for Serbian winger Zivkovic? Heard he's been dubbed the Serbian Messi so must be good!


{Ed007's Note - There's nothing in it, Ajax turned down a 7 million Euros bid for Richairo Zivkovic in the summer and although he's at Willem II on loan his Ajax contract runs until 2019.}

1.) 15 Dec 2015 22:55:36
Ed does zivkovic not play for partizan Belgrade? And if it is him this rumour will no doubt have been started by a football manager fanatic lol.

{Ed007's Note - Sorry mate, I've never even heard of him lol.}

2.) 16 Dec 2015 12:29:06
Teams have had bids in the region of 8 million euros knocked back for him already. Supposedly.



14 Sep 2015 22:07:02
Heard from a good source tonight that RD wants to return to Norway as he is homesick. John Collins offered his services as manager but the board said no.

Don't shoot the messenger


1.) 14 Sep 2015 23:14:41
When you say "don't shoot the messenger"!
Does that mean nobody has told you anything?
And if it doesn't happen? You can say "you were told from a good source and just passed it on"?
Just "for talking sake" I hope both are true!

By the the end of the weekend, if worst case happens things need to change!! IF things go well? Do we paper over cracks?
I'd be very surprised if the blind running the club haven't sounded out a new manager/coach already?
You and myself could coatch this team to the title!
The body language of certain players is a cause for concern. And that's when you know unfortunately!
"It'll aw come oot in the wash"

2.) 15 Sep 2015 07:14:46
I'm just passing on what I was told bbj. This is a rumours site after all

3.) 15 Sep 2015 09:55:40
Theres rumours and there's lies. Clearly a lie. John Park must go

4.) 15 Sep 2015 10:39:53
It's 100% true

that I was told this. Ed maybe the powers that be should change this website to Celticfacts.co.uk so we don't upset some people

{Ed007's Note - You've been here long enough now to know people will just ignore facts as well if they don't suit their point of view.
I was told last week that RD was looking at moving into a house big enough for his daughters to stay more often now they're older.
Just for clarification, you're saying JC went behind RDs back to the board and offered to be our manager whilst we've got a manager who is meant to trust JC as his assistant?
If that's true JC should have been sacked on the spot, who's ever going to trust him again?
Did he approach the board directly or was this done through a third party, perhaps someone who knows JC from their short time at Hibs together?}

5.) 15 Sep 2015 12:44:19
No Ed I'm not suggesting he would have went behind RD's back. I don't know the details. Perhaps there was a meeting with the management and board. I guess we'll find out in due course.

Could I ask why JC is portrayed as a villain a lot of the time? In my opinion he's one of the best players we've had in my time watching the hoops (I'm 31) but has he done something to merit the criticism he gets on here?

{Ed007's Note - What's he done since he stopped playing to warrant being appointed assistant manager to a man he'd never met? When it was announced I upset a few people on here when I said he was a terrible coach with little tactical knowledge and he couldn't be trusted - nothing I've seen's changed my opinion on any of that, it's strengthened it if anything.
If you watch during games it's mostly John Kennedy that RD talks to because JK's already a better coach with a better understanding of the modern game than JC, JK works hard and wants to learn whereas JC thinks he knows it all already.}

6.) 15 Sep 2015 13:57:47
I take your point Ed. I wasn't sure if he'd done something specifically. Obviously I wouldn't want him as manager because like you say he's done nothing of note since he stopped playing. Maybe he was brought in for the fitness side of things. I heard he's got a good six pack!

7.) 15 Sep 2015 16:26:52
I agree with you Ed but I would like to add if john Kennedy is the one setting up our defence then he is not the man for the job I can't count on how many goals we have lost to set pieces this year alone a lot of that is down to the players themselves but the set up has to be questioned to big time. As JC if I was RD I would not trust him I have said that from the start you never see him out the dug out giving advice or getting them to fight to get back in to a game he just sits there. Why is he really there at all on match days?

{Ed007's Note - I'm not a fan of zonal-marking either, it didn't work under NL and it isn't working (yet?) under RD, just give the player a man to mark and tell him to stick with him. As I said last night we're working with a whole new defence and I'm hoping Simunovic can bring a touch of steel and organisation into that area.}

8.) 15 Sep 2015 22:33:36
Has zonal marking ever worked for anybody,anywhere,anytime.

9.) 17 Sep 2015 16:18:20
Good zonal marking works if everyone does their job . Aberdeen's 2nd goal on Saturday came about because someone was asleep and allowed the sheep free room 3 yards out . Gordon was stuck on his line and did absolutely nothing to stop the ball. If he had moved out to meet the ball , it would probably have hit him and anything could have happened .

If we are going to stop crosses from been converted to goals imo we need to stop the crosses coming in . Stop giving away free kicks , in dangerous areas and corners .
We thought we could exploit Malmo with our aerial power but in the second game we hardly got a free kick or corner to exploit the situation .




HenriksTongue's banter posts with other poster's replies to HenriksTongue's banter posts


26 Jan 2018 12:13:04
Ed has Alfred Finbogasson been spotted at Celtic Park yet? Been a while.


{Ed007's Note - I doubt we could afford him now.}

1.) 26 Jan 2018 12:33:42
Alright EDs I noticed that the window in Scotland shuts Thursday at midnight and the EPL shuts Wednesday at 11 can we still bring in players from other league s that windows are closed?

{Ed007's Note - Yes.}

2.) 26 Jan 2018 13:00:16
Cool I thought it was shutting Wednesday midnight now we got an extra day that's good then.

3.) 26 Jan 2018 13:19:42
Another 24 hours to stew. Maybe class players not picked up by richer clubs will be inclined to sign for us rather than remain at their clubs.

The only positive I see. Hopefully we will be done and dusted before Jim TalksShite is boring the arse off everybody with his fake hysteria.

I live in hope.

{Ed007's Note - Do people still watch that deadline day garbage on TV?}

4.) 26 Jan 2018 13:45:33
I use this page for my deadline day. Have for years even before I signed up to spout my pish on it.

{Ed007's Note - It must be about 6 or 7 years ago now, Jim White said "After the break we've got some news about Wesley Sneijder's move to Man Utd". I had been hoping all summer Utd would sign him and thought that was it happening, I sat there for another 2 hours before they announced that "Sneijder's odds of joining Utd had been slashed!" - that was it for me, I turned it off and have never watched any SSN since. It's nothing more than a vehicle for them to manipulate the betting market and part gullible punters from their money. It was obvious that their initial statement had affected the odds and that's only one example of them doing it, there'll be plenty more.}

5.) 26 Jan 2018 13:52:28
Just seen reports that Dundee have knocked back an offer for Hendry from us saying it was way low.

6.) 26 Jan 2018 14:02:33
I never watch it as White does my head in. If anything is happening you hear it on twitter or from brothers.

7.) 26 Jan 2018 16:23:23
Got rid of SLY 18 months ago - and don't miss their condescending English bias and anti-Celtic agenda one little bit - and have to agree with the comments above about that tosser Whyte.

8.) 26 Jan 2018 23:32:24
He's a plonker talks mince and that grungy smile.

9.) 26 Jan 2018 23:34:01
I’ll never forget the day it flashed up we’d bid 5.75 million for James McFadden and Bobo balde was to head the other way! Pure and utter Shoite it was! it’s a con to get half wits going and betting money on this garbage! The old classic line ‘sky Sources are telling us’ is the best! Made up stuff so it is!



11 Sep 2017
New image uploaded to the
Celtic Player Sightings page entitled, Rangers lead the way with luxury Fanzone


1.) 12 Sep 2017 13:57:17
Is that fake? 😱.



21 Apr 2017 20:03:13
In Krakow this weekend bhoys. Any suggestions for where to watch the match on Sunday?




16 Mar 2017 15:59:24
Do you know much about the new Head of Recruitment guy we've just brought in Ed?


{Ed007's Note - Not really mate, if you look at posts from yesterday you'll see us talking about him.}



15 Feb 2017 08:56:56
Ed do you reckon Dembele will be offski in the summer? I'd love if we could keep him for another season and if he has a good World Cup we could seriously cash in after that.
I think a RB, striker and GK, possibly another attacking midfielder are needed in the next transfer window. Hoping Chelsea come back in for CG.


{Ed007's Note - I'm 99.9% confident that Dembele will still be a Celtic player next season. The main factor, as it was with Wanyama and van Dijk etc, is if the player wants to leave which I don't see happening yet with Dembele, it still comes down to game time which is one of the most important parts of Dembele and his advisers plans for him, the player doesn't want to sit on the bench at any club no matter how much wages they want to give him.}

1.) 15 Feb 2017 12:46:43
I believe if we could keep this team together for 3 years adding one or two more high quality footballers each year we could have a champions league winning side.

2.) 15 Feb 2017 13:24:09
Cheers ed I hope you're right. My worry (if you can call it that) is if a club like Chelsea make a bid of say £20m will the board knock it back in fear that he may get injured or lose form?

{Ed007's Note - A loss of form wouldn't effect Demebele's price and he will be well insured against injury, stop looking for things to worry about lol
We could have got more than £20m for him last month if we had given clubs any encouragement Dembele was available. I can't pit a figure on it - as the lady wouldn't divulge it to me - but I was told Celtic made it unofficially known what type of money it would take to tempt them to even consider a deal would have made a Sheikh need to tap his mate to buy 10 snout and that Chelsea felt the figure was unrealistic. It was Celtic's way of saying Dembele wasn't for sale at any price - and that message came straight from the manager.
Celtic rarely sell quality players unless they ask to move, the notion that Lawwell or even Desmond got offered £11 million for Wanyama and couldn't wait to sell him is just a myth, Wanyama wanted out, so did Forster, van Dijk (whom he forced to stay and extra year) and even guys like Hooper wanted to move on. We had no room for any manoeuvre with Ledley, we had offered him top whack to get him to sign for free so when the time came there wasn't anything extra without breaking the wage structure at the time.
Celtic will do deals to sell players that aren't wanted or needed by the manager but they have never set out to sell a player simply because it will bring a big fee in, the 'star'players that have left all wanted to leave so Lawwell negotiated the best deals he could and I know he was personally disappointed in Wanyama whom he thought he could get to stay for at least another year with new deal and pay rise.
I've gave Pedro some dog's abuse on here over the years but you'll be hard pushed to see me moan about anything he has done regarding the finances of the Club, it was when he started getting involved in the footballing decisions things with John Park that went wrong.
The only thing that annoys me with him is he has continually said for years we could pay £6-8 million for a player yet we never have - I think that will perhaps change in the summer though.}

3.) 15 Feb 2017 14:54:06
Jonace im all for being positive but come on mate, a champions league winning side! Never going to happen buddy. Not while we play In the Scottish league, no chance!

4.) 15 Feb 2017 15:02:54
I hope you're right about the £6-8M thing Ed, I'm not dying to see that spent but would love to know there is a willingness should the right player become available. The only problem with us spending that sort of fee is that the expectation attached to a record signing would pretty much be that they have to be the best player every week which can weigh heavy on some.

{Ed007's Note - I'm not too bothered with the actual fee but if you're shopping in the market you're spending more on wages which I've been saying for years that I think is far more important.}

5.) 15 Feb 2017 15:22:24
I have been saying for years we needed to raise the wage cap a bit.
Fees don't bother me really as we have spent money on duds then got cracking players quite cheap.

{Ed007's Note - Every transfer's a gamble but eventually it's the wages you pay that attract players and if you're paying a bit more you are shopping at a higher level.
Do you think Samuel Eto'o went to Russia for the weather or the prestige of playing for Anzhi - or was it the £350k a week? The same's happening in China, can you imagine Wayne and Colleen Rooney stoating about China trying to talk to the locals? For £700k a week me and the Mrs would make an arse of ourselves like that no problemo!
Alexis Sanchez would sign for Celtic if we offered him £250k a week, it's not going to happen and I'm only using him as an example but I guarantee you it would happen if we could afford it.
And another thing while I'm on my high horse, it REALLY gets on my wick when you read stories about players wanting to leave their club to play CL football, what they mean is they want the money big CL teams like Madrid and Man Utd pay or as close as they can get, if it was only about playing in the CL why not sign for Celtic for £25k a week or a Basel or BATE who seem to be in it every year.}

6.) 15 Feb 2017 15:20:01
Never say never Lh 👍

Great points there Ed. The way PL and Rasputin had ran the club, from a footballing perspective, wasn't right. The way Celtic fans are talking right now is great, but it should have been this way for years.

BIG window this summer for us I hope.

{Ed007's Note - We're finally shifting that small club mentality that seems to have hung around since MON's time and we're now starting to act like the big Club we always were.}

7.) 15 Feb 2017 16:57:10
If Dembelle does go for forty plus million, how about Celtic going back to their charitable roots and keeping ten million and donating the rest to the purchase of state of thd art MRI machines, and funding for the training of technicians to operate them, and on a different subject, if heading the ball was banned for health and safety reasons, football would be a different kind of game, but would it be worse?

8.) 15 Feb 2017 19:40:29
No chance Jim Tim! Like I said bud I'm all for positivity but I'm also a realist. while we're stuck playing in the SPFL we won't progress to the level of being genuine CL contenders! It's just ain't going to happen!




HenriksTongue's rumour replies


Click To View This Thread

30 Aug 2017 06:32:20
I've said it before but I'm really not a fan of buying players from other Scottish clubs unless they are of real quality. I think it's important for the clubs to be as strong as possible if for no other reason than to take points off our rivals.




Click To View This Thread

31 Jul 2017 18:11:22
Just passing on what I heard. I didn't say he told these punters any secrets but it did sound positive.




Click To View This Thread

03 Jul 2017 16:23:07
Ed do you think he will be part of the deal with dembele goes to Chelsea? Or do you think we'll have either dembele or this other guy but not both?


{Ed007's Note - As far as I know the deals are separate and it was just while Celtic had Chelsea's ear they brought Musonda up. As I said yesterday though Chelsea would rather it was a loan deal as they still think the player has a future there - the player, like Dembele was, is more concerned about game time and doesn't want to be a bit-part player for anyone.}



Click To View This Thread

31 Jan 2017 08:39:03
I'd like to see a GK, a RB and a striker brought in. I think it's only a matter of time before Dembele goes and we need to spend a decent amount to replace him. Griffiths has done a great job over the past couple of years but we need another. That said, January is a difficult time to get targets in and I'd hate to see us waste more money on players who aren't any better than what we've got.
I'd like to think BR has guys in mind and will be backed by the board but time will tell. With sevco being so far behind us they might not be in any rush to spend big




Click To View This Thread

14 Oct 2016 16:14:42
DN30 have you sacked him?





HenriksTongue's banter replies


Click To View This Thread

05 Jan 2018 11:29:46
Bit harsh on Ronny Aindoh. OK the job was probably too big for him but he did a lot of good in my opinion. Not least bring on youngsters like KT and CalMac as well as help the likes of LG hit his potential.




Click To View This Thread

28 Dec 2017 12:53:10
Couldn't agree more.




Click To View This Thread

15 Dec 2017 17:58:44
Craigarm why not travel up on the supporters bus leaving from The Irish Centre? I go up with them quite a lot. Much easier than driving.




Click To View This Thread

10 Nov 2017 12:31:57
If it's his dream why would he only want to move here on loan?




Click To View This Thread

18 Oct 2017 22:40:00
No Rayman I don't think any of our players were particularly good. And it's not a reaction on tonight particularly but he makes mistakes in every game. A good shot stopper but at this level it's not good enough.
Like I said not a knee jerk reaction but something that must be addressed in the near future if we're to improve and make an impact in europe.