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09 May 2019 05:40:55
Seen a lot of posts from Certain people recently, many of which have reduced my interest in the site. Personally, the Simunovic goal on 67mins, highlights what a magical mystical club we are, and how we should always have faith, hope and appreciate the excitement our club provides. however, reading some of the recent posts I don't think everyone tends to agree.

However, as much as I dislike some of the negativity at times, I think there's the occasional good point. If we're a selling club then we're a selling club, when Izzy won player of the year we should have taken the money for him, and part of me thinks we should do the same with Forrest and invest the money in a better player. There's a few other players that fall in that bracket, and we should constantly strive to improve on what we have.

Regarding his recent "foreign manager" comments, I think we're all missing what fans are saying. We realize that there's not really a reasonable domestic option, and we're hoping the board are looking at other options beyond Lambert, Moyes, Collins, Strachan, Grant, Caldwell, McNamara and even Lennon or Keane. Rodgers took us to another level, whether people like it or not. The possibility of a treble treble among other records prove that. Whether people like it or not, we're a team capable of qualifying for the Champions League, with a massive global fanbase, a valuable young squad, tons of money, an easy league, and our biggest rival at the moment is a rookie manager at a club with a very limited budget. why wouldn't any world class manager use us as a stepping stone to reassure the their career (similar to Rodgers) .

Sorry for the long post, but let's stay positive. We're a very attractive club for managers who want to gain a legendary status of being the man who led a club to 9 consectutive league titles. Let's not sell ourselves short!

Here2McStay

1.) 09 May 2019 07:33:02
It's a rumour site designed to spark debate amongst supporters. If you don't like something don't read it, it's straight forward.


2.) 09 May 2019 07:42:56
I wouldn't let other peoples posts stop your enjoyment of using the site. I have a different opinion to most yet i don't see it as me or them correct. I'll disagree with someone today but be the 1st to agree with them tomorrow. Everyone on here is entitled to their opinion whether we agree with it or not, that's what makes the site so good if we all agreed it would become a bore. Next time you see a post you disagree with put your point across. We are all Tims and everyones point of view should be respected whether we agree or not. Imagine how Ed feels having to read every post atleast we can have a day off now and again haha. Keep reading, keep posting and enjoy. HH.


3.) 09 May 2019 09:00:10
You are correct about it being a magical club, the Simunovic goal on 67 minutes was amazing and when we paraded the 4 signings in January their squad numbers added up to 67.Then on Saturday when we clinched our 50th title the 3 goalscorers squad numbers added up to 50.
Although I would have Lenny as our manager for 2 seasons, I am also up for a Brendan high profile type manager but my only fear with this kind of appointment would be getting them to commit for 2 seasons, a good season with Celtic and the english clubs are willing to double their wages, like what happened with Rodgers, then we would be back to square one whilst going for 10 in a row.


4.) 09 May 2019 10:17:53
One of the beautiful thing on this site if being able to have debates, arguments and banter with other Celtic fans. I love it.
We are all Celtic fans who want to see the club do well but we have different ideas how to do it.
Ye there are some people who are glass half empty kind of people and I can moan about them sometimes but the site would be boring if we all thought the same thing and agreed on everything.
The mixture of different people and views are great and if someone goes to far the brilliant EDs, especially 007, have a word to rein it in.
Wouldn't change the site one bit.


5.) 09 May 2019 11:35:51
The diversity of opinions and age-range of posters, managed and edited exceptionally, makes this one of the best available.
There are loads of times supporters disagree or have an alternative viewpoint, but most of the time we all have the same objective.
Some fans can be very fickle and spoiled with success and negativity can come from knee-jerk reactions to disappointment or frustration, however, the team is enjoying the most prolonged success since The 9-in-a-row and most of us appreciate this dominant period because a lot of us have been there, through the lean years and the heartaches.


6.) 09 May 2019 11:42:13
Surely to have an opinion if you like or dislike something someone else is saying you really need to read it first? Also think its fine to state your own views without being bullied or chastised into accepting alternative views to your own, just because some people can't accept or simply think their view is the right and only one. Surely we are all adult enough to provide a view that might not fit with some but needn't feel the need to trash someones opinion by making things personal. Its a rumours site not "celticleaks" although with the team sheet reveal it might be that lol. Anyway on my wish list for manager would be Rafa. I know its unlikely but I also wanted the Zlatan to rock up last few seasons as well as our top signing.


7.) 09 May 2019 15:58:49
I don't actually believe Rodgers took us to the next level at all.

He simply played a possession based style which dominated domestic level sides.

His first season was incredible. It went downhill from there.

Last season's PTS tally of 83 tells u that.


8.) 09 May 2019 18:20:28
His points tally was 83 but what was his trophy tally tesla?


9.) 09 May 2019 21:23:18
I am not sure most normal commentators would describe us as a selling club . We have 8/ 9 members of our first team squad who have been with us 4/ 5 years or more Most of the few players sold in the last three years demanded to go .
Nobody would describe Manchester Utd as a selling club, yet they will sell nearly as many players as they can manage.


10.) 09 May 2019 22:03:55
Have to agree Leon. High profile managers will always go back to the pub league and we’re back to square one. I’d much rather have a decent manager who will be willing to stay for 10 years or more.


11.) 10 May 2019 00:07:33
Kev ye just can't bring yourself to admit it wasn't that good

Rodgers isn't that good

He got backed more than most and his PTS tally went down

His European results got worse

Even in England he couldn't get by the Europa last 32

He's a world class coach but as a manager he's so obviously limited

Yet our fans kissed his backside simply cos he managed in England and had a reputation there. Pathetic.


 

 

16 Feb 2019 07:23:25
So there’s obviously a big comolaint among supporters around our signing process. So let’s just say we BOUGHT Benkovic, Burke, Weah and Toljan. that’s at least £30m. Would certain fans be happy? If so, we have these players and still lost. If not, who do we spend £30m on? Izzy is a back up LB so don’t tell me we need to spend £4m to replace him. Ajer was missing, Tierney was missing, Griffiths is missing to name but a few. As much as there’s a big call for signings, what you’re now saying is that even the loans we have aren’t good enough.

Here2McStay

1.) 16 Feb 2019 08:55:29
Excellent post McStay. It highlights perfectly the nonsense of the knee jerk reactions you get every time don’t win a game.


2.) 16 Feb 2019 11:36:06
No because we would have spent a fortune and still have weak defence . for me it's the manner of the defeat mcstay not the defeat itself . on the 30 million players hypothesis . we only have these players because the club never spent 30 million on quality or are eber likely to do so. would kt ntcham and griff made a difference? not if they played as bad as the starting eleven on Thurs.


3.) 16 Feb 2019 11:50:39
Nothing like what people are saying at all

It's the poor reinvestment, poor targets we pick and taking too long to replace positions.

Example. Forster sold for like £13mil - replaced with Gordon and older keeper who had not played for 2 years.

Worked ok at start and saved us money, he's like 60 now and not replaced.

CB - Simunovic injury problems, Ajer young and changed to CB, Boyata isn't even good enough

A position needing strengthened seriously for about 3 years.

It's this style of messing about that's the issue. Cos when you don't act on these cracks early they just get bigger.

Then it builds up and we need to replace a lot of positions at once as oppose to signing 2 or 3 key positions a year with real quality.


4.) 16 Feb 2019 12:21:29
The attacking options we have are fine; but the defense has been a problem for a while with injuries, attitude problems and a non-stop array of basic mistakes every time we play in Europe.
Last Thursday we had a loanee RB a centre back that thinks he's better than he is and wants away, another who can be a Jeckel and Hyde, then a substitute LB who - although a great servant - makes too many errors of judgement in big games and has lost pace.
Add to that our Captain who strolls through many SPL games with panache and presence, but is being found out on the bigger stage.

The problems were there for all to see, including the manager and board and the areas of improvement need permanent solutions.


 

 

26 Jan 2019 17:27:47
Interested to hear some opinions here. So assuming the Armstrong sale funded the transfer for big Eddy - if we were to try and keep one of these loan signings, who would folks be willing to let go to help fund it. I know it may take even more than two main players to fund Benkovic for example but assuming it’s one in, one out, which player that could potentially command a big transfer fee would you be willing to sacrifice? For me it’s Rogic.

Here2McStay

1.) 26 Jan 2019 18:08:16
We wouldn't get big money for Rogic. Flatters to deceive, and can't last past 60 mins. Not sure I'd want to sell any, but you would be looking at Forrest or MacGregor. think I'd rather keep those. Not sure either of the loan signings see their future at Celtic. Would take both, but can't see it. Another years loan for Weah would be an excellent outcome imo.


2.) 26 Jan 2019 18:33:46
I’d be happy to keep our main players and let go of most if not all the guys who have been brought in and for whatever the reason just haven’t cut it with us, getting a right goodbye few out plus freeing up they’re wages, that’s how id like to see it done.


3.) 26 Jan 2019 18:49:45
Like the looks of both Burke and Weah. Personally I think Burke would jump at the chance to play for us permanently getting some game time under his belt and winning trophies. Weah, I think at best we can hope is to extend his loan. Reading what’s been written of this young man id be amazed if we could sign him permanently unless it’s a deal say where we buy him with PSG getting first dibs at him on a set fee or something like that.


4.) 26 Jan 2019 18:53:28
Mcgregor is a massive no no for me leave Callum be wee need him more than anybody realises.


5.) 26 Jan 2019 19:03:36
Rogic is a genius with a ball at his feet but, like Sinclair, doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. I’m in no hurry to get rid of anyone, including those who seldom play. I’m in no hurry to bring players in either as we’re doing very well with the ones we’ve got. We will have to look at the defence fairly soon but it’s not that urgent. A couple of new faces per window is fine I think, as it keeps the stability of the squad whilst freshening things up a little.


6.) 26 Jan 2019 21:47:51
Rogic doesn't get the recognition he deserves?
He gets more than he deserves in my eyes.
He scores the odd big goal and some fans think he's the second coming.
Flatters to deceive, doesn't score enough goal ( lucky to get in double figures) , can't finish games, can't stay fit and doesn't create enough goals when his position in meant to be one of the most creative on the park.
Last half hour impact player for me.


7.) 26 Jan 2019 22:26:10
But he'd be in your team kev a work with sevconians that are rubbish scared of big rogic.

{Ed007's Note - Rogic would be on the bench for me every week to bring on against tired worn out defences. He's slow and lethargic and simply doesn't work hard enough and is the main reason for the lack of spark in the AM department. He's nowhere near good enough or consistent enough to be the main creative point of the team.
You work with Sevconians? 🤢🤢🤢


8.) 26 Jan 2019 23:09:04
He’s not our most prolific goal scorer but he scores more than just the odd big goal. He won’t score 20 a season but then again, who else does from the midfield other than Sinky? Also agree, he’s not a 90 minutes man but he gives you a good 60 or so. I wouldn’t have him coming off the bench, I’d start him and replace him on 60-70 minutes. It might be interesting to see how he interacts with the new guys.

{Ed007's Note - So you can rely on Rogic - as our main attacking playmaker and creator to give a good 60/70 mins performance EVERY week - the same Rogic that signed for us 7 years ago and has scored 34 goals in those 7 years!!! 34 goals? and that's acceptable playing for Celtic in the SPL? A couple of wonder goals at Ibrox or in a Cup Final will make you a hero bit it doesn't make you a good player.
I'd take McGregor or Christie playing as the ACM before Rogic and if we do sign Nick Powell then Rogic will rightly find himself on the bench at best.}


9.) 27 Jan 2019 00:28:59
Funny you should say that about McGregor as he’s scored 34 as well. I actually think Calmac will develop into the role that Brown has been carrying out but possibly with a bit more flair. It’s difficult to compare Rogic with Christie as he only started to make an impact this season. I’m not necessarily saying Rogic will be THE main AM but I think he’ll be one of them and he’ll have a significant role to play over the next couple of years.


10.) 27 Jan 2019 01:02:45
Always find it funny that Rogic can play 6 good games a season and as Ed mentioned has scored 34 goals in 7 yrs but some fans think he is done kind of hero, where as Wee Scott Sinclair can score something like 57 goals in less that 3 seasons, runs his heart out every game and never hides but is critisized constantly and has been called a coward.


11.) 27 Jan 2019 09:17:25
I'd sell Gamboa to keep Benkovic, biton to keep weah and possibly Brown to keep Burke. Be vexed about Brown as would like to see him here for 10!


12.) 27 Jan 2019 09:37:39
I like your thinking Ramsey but unfortunately, I think we’d probably need to sell Gambia, Briton and Brown just to fund the purchase of Benkovic.


13.) 27 Jan 2019 10:14:19
Ive said numerous times before Rogic doesn't produce enough for a player in that 10 role at Celtic. Should be scoring and assiting double figures every season. Christie does more playing there. Rogic on his game is lovely to watch though like a Rolls Royce. Doesn't have the tank for 90 I don't know if that's because of his long injury he had or if BR needs to put him on a different fitness plan. McGregor has played in different positions though. LB, LW, RW, CM, CAM, CDM probably missed one out so you can't compare his scoring stats to Rogic's. I liked Eds opinion in the summer sell Boyata and put money towards getting Benkovic. If only we tried that one!


14.) 27 Jan 2019 10:23:41
Rogic is a quality player, i'd rather have him in the team/ squad, his running style doesn't do him any favours, but his close control of the ball in tight situations makes him a bit of quality for me.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion.


15.) 27 Jan 2019 00:12:09
Rogic is missing pace I think ED. Are we front runners for Powell?

{Ed007's Note - We have held talks with Powell's agent and the feeling is that the chance to win trophies and play in Europe could swing it in our favour over the lower Pub League teams wages, relegation battles and possible relegation meaning the player would be looking for yet another move.}


16.) 27 Jan 2019 12:22:32
Bravetart does the fact mcgregor has played so many positions not make his tally more impressive? Does for me.


17.) 27 Jan 2019 14:52:11
As much as I mentioned Rogic in my original post, my point is that we’ve got a current squad where there’s very few players that I’d want to see leave. Obviously there’s a lot of deadwood, but there’s about 16players (although I’m including loans here) that i’d hate to lose.

On Rogic though, I’d be interested to hear how many of those goals he’s scored, were in games where he came on as a sub. I agree he’s not a 90mins player, but I actually think he’s more effective when he comes on late in the game. Good player, some great goals, but for me he’s a luxury player that I’d be willing to cash in on (again if it was a one in, one out transfer system) .


18.) 27 Jan 2019 15:46:02
Tongue in cheek COYBIG, I'd love to keep the three loan signings, but can't see who we'd sell to keep other than bit part players and dead wood. Which in turn wouldn't give us the funds required.

Out of main first team players I'd probably sell Rogic, he's class but consistency/ injuries let him done abit.
Age wise would it be worth selling Sinclair? He's scoring for fun just now but three weeks ago most wouldn't of had him in the team.


19.) 27 Jan 2019 16:35:33
Yes sorry that was my point. Calmac gets thrown in all sorts of positions and produces the goods. Chips in with his fair share of goals. Rogic just needs to put his laces through some instead of always going for the Hollywood in the top bin all the time. Great when it comes off mind you. Needs to know when to release the ball as he far too often loses it trying to pirouette his way past 5 players.


 

 

06 Jan 2019 01:12:54
Hey Ed, new username cos I've no idea what my previous usernames and passwords were. I live abroad these days, so sites like this are the closest I get to keeping track of the real goings on within parkhead. unless I read the "unbiased" SMS. Just want to say that I'm looking forward to a happy new year reading the site, and thank you for the past few years of service!

Here2McStay

{Ed007's Note - You're welcome buddy and good to see you back posting, happy new year.}


 

 

06 Jan 2019 01:49:13
Just to keep things in perspective too, cos I don't know how many times I've read how we failed with Mcginn. is Burke not younger, worth more, has more experience at both international and european level than Mcginn? Yet people are complaining about signing Burke? I'm not saying Burke is the answer, but a recent post about being "damned if you do" seems to resonate here!

Here2McStay

1.) 06 Jan 2019 07:08:01
I can see Burke playing well for us. Think he will thrieve under Rodgers if the transformation of likes of Forrest is anything to go by.

End of the day we need more options on wings and what people don't realise is January is a terrible time to buy, so a 6 month loan for a £15m player that will do well in SPFL is not bad at all.


2.) 06 Jan 2019 07:42:00
If he's good enough to get us over the line in the league then he's good enough.


3.) 06 Jan 2019 08:08:02
Nick Powell from Wigan at one time we were apperanty interested in him or was that just media talk.


 

 

 

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16 Feb 2019 23:17:45
I reckon we’ll qualify this week and beat Valencia away. Then we can congratulate the team for reaching the last 16, but still recognize we’re going backwards.

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08 May 2019 22:31:15
I’ve been thinking that myself Ed. Except 3 million a year over 4 years and sell him after year 3 for another 9million. and then start the process all over again.

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04 May 2019 16:38:02
Happy Birthday Ed! You’ve made this a cracking site. Thank you and enjoy the day!

Here2McStay

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30 Mar 2019 19:28:56
JFP. that’s an absolute insult to the Bronx and the CSC bhoys in the whistlin donkey tomorrow. It’s a huge step up from that place!

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20 Mar 2019 00:53:22
Welshy, I agree with your post, but what do you think progression would be?
I mean realistically, from where Rodgers took us.

Better signings? I’d say that arguably the easiest part to improve on.

Better results? Better youth set up? Last 16 of Europe? Better on the domestic front?

I don’t know the answer myself, which is why I’m asking. It has to be what PL etc. are thinking right now. Do we hire a big time manager and have him implement his new ideas, or do we hire the likes of NL and go with continuity of everything BR built.

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18 Mar 2019 21:28:02
Completely agree with this Ed. It’s a big compliment to us that they play this way, and for me it shows the gulf when teams regularly go out to try and snatch 3 points off TRIFC.

It’s almost like Rugby these days where one guy is trying to make a tackle and the rest of the team are lined up behind him stopping any other pass or run. Also think that’s when you have to be more clinical with set pieces. If we were dangerous with corners and wide free kicks, teams would be worried about sitting this deep.

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