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28 Mar 2019 21:46:32
Forrest straggling with a muscle injury according to Lennon. I'd go with Burke and Sinclair on the wings with Eddy up top I'd Forrest doesn't make it.

Ice Man

1.) 29 Mar 2019 05:53:09
That's a shame because I read an article saying Barisic could be out, meaning Halliday or Wallace would be at left back? Not sure, but Forrest's pace would leave either for dead. In that case it would have to be Burke.

2.) 29 Mar 2019 09:56:11
Another bloody injury get Burke on right he'll absolutely run riot against holliday.



24 Jan 2019 22:48:46
Isn't it great to see the genuine delight in Timo Weah's face due to the fact he's playing for Glasgow Celtic. The way he celebrated both his goals and interacted with the fans as well as the way he talks about the club in his interviews he seems genuinely honoured to be here. And to read his instagram page today he says that we are more than a football club, we are a family. He totally gets it. I'd love him to stay longer than his 6 month loan 🍀.

Ice Man

1.) 25 Jan 2019 02:23:55
Hope the wee man starts on Saturday let’s see him get a full ninety minutes 🍀.

2.) 25 Jan 2019 03:04:08
Cannot wait till wee get the rangers in our own pad and restore natural order. The pace through this team will destroy this team of overpayed passengers . Comon Celtic rap up the treble treble asap and dump Valencia 🍀 great days to be a Tim.

3.) 25 Jan 2019 06:13:50
Nice to see genuine delight in celebrations. Maybe some of the players giving him stick could show a bit more as too many these days seem to just shrug off scoring a goal. It's nicer to feel that connection. The boy Bayo coming in looks like he loves a celebration too. I think just that little bit of freshness in the attacking third will raise the bar.

4.) 25 Jan 2019 11:22:29
What players are giving him stick?

5.) 25 Jan 2019 11:25:27
Wylie Christie says they where winding him up all in good banter.

6.) 25 Jan 2019 11:52:31
About his celebration I think lol.

7.) 25 Jan 2019 13:01:59
It's cause when he scored his first goal he done about 5 celebrations at the once lol. all in jest though and apparently has been warmly welcomed.

8.) 25 Jan 2019 15:21:55
I completely agree. It's great to have such a someone with such a positive energy come in and appreciate what we're all about. I love how he gives the glory to God too. Very humble and he can only be a good influence on the rest of the squad with an attitude like that. The added bonus is that he also seems a bit tasty with the football :D.

9.) 25 Jan 2019 15:30:28
Awrite lol, cheers.



10 Jan 2019 11:50:25
Good to see big Benko in full training in Dubai. Injury must not have been as bad as first feared 👍🏻.

Ice Man

1.) 10 Jan 2019 12:04:18
hope it isn't to bad as he was our best ch apart from the gers game he has looked very good.

2.) 10 Jan 2019 13:30:03
What's the chances of getting him in on a permanent basis at end of the season?

3.) 10 Jan 2019 13:48:35
Nane unless we've got a spare 13mill lying around.

4.) 10 Jan 2019 13:56:36
Personally I thought he bottled in the last Glasgow Sevco Derby.



05 Jan 2019 13:32:35
Am hearing Celtic have withdrawn their £2m offer Bayo and have gone back in with a 6 month loan offer.

Ice Man

1.) 05 Jan 2019 16:06:59
Imagine the scenes.

2.) 05 Jan 2019 16:08:11
Some quarters saying a final bid of 2m take it or leave it. typical.

3.) 05 Jan 2019 16:21:34
We sell a 20mill striker and his poss replacement is in the 2m bracket and we baulk at the fee we never learn lawell at his best.

4.) 05 Jan 2019 17:19:37
That 20 million striker was bought in at under a million.
That's how we work. How hard is that to understand.
Bring them in make them better sell them on.

5.) 05 Jan 2019 18:43:38
Let's think about this rationally. How would the papers know what we have and haven't done in terms of bidding for a player?

I very much doubt the people involved are running to the paper to tell them every intricate part of the process as it happens. Which would suggest the papers are just guessing or are being fed from someone else professing to be in the know but who is also just guessing.

6.) 05 Jan 2019 18:54:29
They don't all have to cost under a million Kev83. We can push the boat out and pay 5mil to make 20mil. Still buisness. Jesus, we could spend 10mil to make 20. Obvioulsy not us, but your statements ish.

7.) 05 Jan 2019 19:12:09
That's right kev think a get that my point is there's 20 mill from the dembelle deal and were haggling over a couple of hundred thousand . How hard is that to understand.

8.) 05 Jan 2019 19:21:34
Holy I don't care how much we spend as long as the we get the right players.
But to say stop buy cheap because we have 20 million from dembele who we bought CHEAP is mental.
If we weren't buying cheap with him we would have missed out on the 20 million.

9.) 05 Jan 2019 19:23:58
I get your point Kev but once that business model has borne fruit to the tune of millions upon millions, shouldn't we then start to spend a bit extra for a more established level of player who we could still sell for big profit in 2 or 3 seasons whilst also improving our levels on the field? I'm happy with us going for this lad because we did spend big on Eddy but if we could do it in a couple of other key positions we could really kick on.

10.) 05 Jan 2019 20:23:34
Kevbhoy here's a question? Will spending the 5 10 or 20 million on one player guarantee that they will be more successful than the million pound player?
Or would it be better to scout properly and puck the best player for what we need?

Remember edouard cost around 9 million and he was a youth player.
A fecking youth player.

11.) 05 Jan 2019 20:25:48
I think what a lot of guys fail to grasp is, the money from the Dembele sale will be in next year's accounts and probably most of it will fill the hole of no champions league money and go to the wage bill.

12.) 05 Jan 2019 20:34:12
It takes a hell of a lot of money to provide ist class facilities, playing, coaching and training for our players . We may not be able to match the EPL wages but we have to do our darnest to give them the best facilities possible . These facilities are important in attracting top and Kung players who will eventually leave at big profit . Celtic shouldn't buy in a £10-12 or £15m player as no doubt it would create a problem in our close net dressing room.

13.) 05 Jan 2019 21:02:28
Kev83 nothing is a cert but I think an example of kev Bhoys point is benkovic, we had a chance at him last year for 6 or 7 Mill, baulked at the fee n now look, we'd bite the hand of Leicester for him.

I suppose we have with ntcham and eddy but If you have faith in the process release the funds.

14.) 05 Jan 2019 21:21:12
That all I am saying and kevs went mental just push the boat out a wee bit more. why lose a player we obviously want because of a few hundred grand it's nuts.

15.) 05 Jan 2019 22:33:15
Some people just want to spend the money, as a sort of symbol, like if you spend £5million on a player then you are guaranteed to get a good player, (wakey, wakey, no you are not) , and if you spend £1million on a player then you are guaranteed to get a not as good a player as the £5million pound player (again, wakey, wakey) , so these people would be quite happy if we spent £5million or more on an inferior player than the one we could get for £1million, because at least the board were showing intent.



03 Jan 2019 19:09:36
So we've increased our bid for Bayo from £1.75m to £1.8m. A bit embarrassing really. I'm all for negotiating but to up our offer by £50k. If we really think this player will make a difference make a proper offer.

Ice Man

{Ed007's Note - I was told earlier this evening that there has been no second bid and that the figure being reported as the initial offer is "wildly inaccurate".}

1.) 03 Jan 2019 19:50:26
Hopefully that's the case Ed. Do you reckon Bayo and Weah are the two strikers that BR is bringing in or will Weah be used as a winger?

{Ed007's Note - Knowing Rodgers it could be anywhere across the front.}

2.) 03 Jan 2019 20:21:47
People need to stop reading the national press or Twitter.
Stick to Celtic sites like this.

3.) 03 Jan 2019 20:29:18
Or left back. 😊.

4.) 03 Jan 2019 20:30:05
What’s your thoughts on Defoe Ed?

{Ed007's Note - As I said on another thread - I've never seen the fuss about Defoe and have had many a debate with posters about him over the years, all he ever had was pace and at 36 that's long gone - his overall record of 242 goals in 638 games is a joke.
I'd have been seriously pi$$ed off if we had signed Defoe 6 years ago.}

5.) 04 Jan 2019 04:20:00
So with the bid for Bayo inaccurate I hope that we might have bided higher than the 1.75/ 1.8m then am hopping then ED?

{Ed007's Note - That's how I took it.}

6.) 04 Jan 2019 12:32:00
All about opinions, but Defoe would have been a brilliant signing 6 years ago.

7.) 04 Jan 2019 12:54:34
I don't massively rate defoe but how is 242 goals in 638 games a joke? that's an average of about 1 in 2.6 games. Not bad considering he has played for some crap teams. Rooneys overall is 1 in 2.3 or something and he wasnt a bad player.

8.) 04 Jan 2019 12:46:25
I dunno Ed, 6 years ago he might have been a decent signing.

9.) 04 Jan 2019 13:15:01
Aye but Rooney was moved all over the park and very rarely played as an out and out striker.
Defoe ( who I did rate) played exclusively as an out and out striker.

10.) 04 Jan 2019 14:41:18
Well rooney was just an example. Defoes goals per game is decent was my point as he did play for a few lesser teams therefore less chances.

11.) 05 Jan 2019 00:38:33
What has his strike rate been say, in the last three years, just out of interest.

12.) 05 Jan 2019 01:20:40
4 goals in 28 appearances for Bournemouth. 38 goals in 115 appearances since 2018. I wouldn't be too worried about him.

13.) 05 Jan 2019 06:41:41

14.) 05 Jan 2019 22:32:35
Defoe is a joke of a signing . No club in England would take him now . Fairly good 3 yrs ago, good 10 yrs ago.
Davis return is Rangers2012 buying a from the occupied 6.
If these deals do go through they won't benefit Rangers2012 on the playing pitch.




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15 Apr 2019 14:00:04
Ed do you have any update on the progress of Griff. I'd assume he'll be on done sort of intense fitness regime but hopefully he'll not be too far away. It'll be great to see him back in a hoops jersey 🍀.

Ice Man

{Ed007's Note - I don't know how close he is to returning but yeah it's just a case of getting him fit and focused on his football. I'm hopeful we'll see him before the end of the season even if it's a wee 5 mins at the end of a game.}

1.) 15 Apr 2019 19:36:58
Griffiths looked very lean yesterday, can't wait to see him back it will be like a new signing. What an ovation he will receive.



02 Apr 2019 11:09:59
Charlie Nicholas is a bitter bitter little man. But hey we knew this already. Slaughtering Brown for his behaviour on Sunday saying it is not befitting if a Celtic captain. Broony did absolutely nothing wrong all his actions were within the laws of the game. It was the actions of the Sevco players that were a disgrace. Thankfully Nicholas is more of a joke figure these days who is ridiculed for the nonsense he spouts.

Ice Man

1.) 02 Apr 2019 11:22:41
Count Collins in that to he was at it at least Andy Gray called it right saying it's all part of the game and they shouldn't have bit . case closed or is the compliance officer going to do him for smiling.

2.) 02 Apr 2019 11:57:36
i think its time the green brigade outs these traitors and name them at home games. can you imagine a banner the length of the stadium naming and shaming the rats. nicholas, commons, collins, but to name a few. i would BAN them from paradise.

3.) 02 Apr 2019 12:02:21
Just add Nicholas to the list of ex players who can’t or won’t say anything positive about Celtic. Nicholas wasn’t the player he thought he was, got found out in England 34 goals in 151 games for Arsenal, not a great strike rate, just another sky pro ranger. oldkilly.

{Ed007's Note - Arsenal's style of play never suited Nicholas where he was used as a No.10 so wasn't playing as an out and out striker- he won their POYT one year btw and scored both goals in a LC Final to beat Liverpool - he should have went to Liverpool but he let the bright lights of London cloud his judgement.
He's turned into a complete knob but I don't think anyone can question his ability when he was younger and before the bevvy got a grip on him, even now I know someone who sees him regularly on flights around the UK and no matter what time it is Charlie is in the airport bar or on the plane drinking champagne.}

4.) 02 Apr 2019 12:27:23
Why does it have to be green brigade?

5.) 02 Apr 2019 12:54:15
the gb are organised for that type of situation. but hey if you want to name and shame carry on mate. the more the better. hail hail.
ed let's start the campaign to ban the rats lol.

{Ed007's Note - Get Tam Boyd into that Sly studio, that would sort them out.}

6.) 02 Apr 2019 15:15:36
Give me those rats in the studio all day long when we win having their greetin faces on show for everyone to see is priceless.



31 Mar 2019 18:33:32
I just want to say seeing as it was not mentioned by anyone at sky what an absolutely fantastic pass it was by Jamesy Forrest for Edouards. He had about 0.1seconds to react and the pass was perfect for Eddy. Surprised it wasn't mentioned by the sky panel. Actually not too surprised.

Ice Man

1.) 31 Mar 2019 19:46:33
I thought the exact same mate.



19 Mar 2019 13:50:57
Ed just a thought on the manager situation. Obviously we don't know the boards intentions as yet. Maybe they think Lenny is the man to take us forward or maybe not. My question is if it is not to be Lennon will the board at this stage have contacted potential candidates for taking over at the end of the season. I would hate to think that if they do decide to go with someone new that it would be a drawn out process given the short period of time before our European qualifiers start and the rebuilding that is required on the park.

Ice Man

{Ed007's Note - There will have been some kind of an approach made to Steve Clarke and maybe some preliminary talks with some of the applicants but I still think it'll be Lennon if Clarke turns it down. I really don't see the board pushing the boat out again on a manager at Rodgers level with the wages etc involved.

1.) 19 Mar 2019 15:29:57
I hope you are wrong Ed Maybe not to Rodgers level but I hope higher than Lennon I know it sounds like I don't like him but that is wrong I do like him but I just don't think he will take us forward he in my opinion is at Hibs level But not at ours.

{Ed007's Note - I just see it as a backwards step and if he is appointed are we going back to Lawwell ultimately deciding who we sign, more loans from his son at City?
The only way I would like to see Lennon get the job is if as is expected Congerton leaves then we move to bring in a top DOF to oversee the footballing operations.}

2.) 19 Mar 2019 16:00:38
God I hope they're not approaching Clarke.

{Ed007's Note - Me too, Kev but the same person who told me Rodgers was getting the job said that as things stand it'll either Clarke or Lennon. Hopefully that'll change in the coming weeks and considering Clarke has publicly stated he won't manage any other Scottish team than Kilmarnock then it's a very short-sighted approach by the board imo. It would be interesting to find out who has applied or who has got their agent to sound things out.}

3.) 19 Mar 2019 16:45:05
I hope if its not Lennon then the board will do the right thing and have the new man sounded out talked to and deal done before the end of this season so he can have a look at what we have and what is needed possibly let Lennon finish this season but the new man steps in from then.

4.) 19 Mar 2019 16:54:59
If that’s the level of ambition from the board then I pray to god It’s Lenny appointed over Clark. I know not everyone is a fan of Lenny but I’ve mentioned on previous threads I’d be happy to have him over some of the other names mentioned. On the other hand I also think he’s on a bit of a hiding to nothing. For example if he fails to beat Sevco twice or fails to complete the treble there will be a lot of people unhappy if he is appointed. Marco Rose would be my first choice but from what you’re saying Ed that calibre of manager looks like a pipe dream.

5.) 19 Mar 2019 17:16:38
When you look at it from both angles, it was a fantastic coup getting someone of Rodgers' class and ability and his record of an unbeaten treble and 7 trophies on the bounce will probably never be beaten for quite some time?
However, while we lapped up the success, he was obviously putting himself in the shop-window - especially when he and Lawell fell out and the working relationship deteriorated.
We will probably never be able to keep anyone of that Ilk again, because of where we play and the cash limitations to attract/ keep top players and as much as it hurts; there'll always be bigger offers from much smaller teams who lack the history and tradition of Celtic but are backed by £B's from TV, Corporate Business or a bored sugar-daddy who needs a hobby.
It is a harsh reality check, that we are talking about NL and SC for the managers job, but the club, has been really rocked by recent events and will not want to go through that again.
As long as we maintain the current dominance it'll be fine, but as soon as the cracks show - we'll see a howling demand for change.

6.) 19 Mar 2019 17:15:30
You’ve been vocal on both options Ed; Lennon and Clarke, but of that is our limit, who would You prefer?

Would there be any value in bringing in Ronnie as a coach?

{Ed007's Note - It would have to be Lennon for me, in management he's the more experienced of the two, he's managed us in Europe and been there and done it with Celtic. Lennon knows exactly what the job requires and the impact it has on your lifeI don't think Clarke would appreciate the level of intrusion in his personal/family life - not to mention the rise in sectarianism that would be aimed at him and his family.}

7.) 19 Mar 2019 20:00:02
If it's just they 2 it's got to be Lennon. Clarke has done nothing in the game.

8.) 19 Mar 2019 21:48:15
Don’t want either both a backward step. Loving trebles loving the domination and crave the ten more than anything we can achieve. But in these years of dominance ultimately the goal has to be progression each year. Team improving standard of player and performance each year. No doubt both will do the necessary to win games might even tight up in Europe but will we improve? I don’t think so love to be wrong. The snake has gone but fk me he definitely improved us and if it weren’t for his bull it wouldn’t hurt so much. We need a progressive coach at the helm better people than me know who these are and I hope we go that way.

9.) 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.

10.) 20 Mar 2019 13:29:16
Whomever is given the job for me I hope we get someone with good tactical knowledge and isn't as one dimensional in they're setup I really don't like the idea of a manager sticking to the same formation as we have been and team's in Scotland know how to stop us playing now and we still even with Lenny in we're playing the same way when I see them passing the Ball across the backline all the time it infuriates me.



17 Mar 2019 20:29:47
Ed what's the split of home/ away games for us after the league split?

Ice Man

{Ed007's Note - I've no idea mate but I'm sure someone will have worked it out....

1.) 17 Mar 2019 21:31:56
Not positive but think it’s huns and sheep away, and hibs hearts and Kilmarnock at home. i think but not 100%.

2.) 17 Mar 2019 21:42:33
Give the sheep 3 points in last game of season so they can pip the Sevies to 2nd spot😂😂.

3.) 17 Mar 2019 21:46:43
Lhs86 I’m sure it depends on how many home/ away games you’ve played before the split. For example if we’ve played more games at home than away it will mean we would play either Hibs, Hearts or Killie away for a third time however if we’ve played more away games then what you say would be correct. I just don’t know how many home or away games we will have played.

4.) 17 Mar 2019 22:00:04
Think u mite be rite mate, like I said I’m not 100 percent sure. the only cert is we’ll be away at the asbestos dome in one of them lol!

5.) 17 Mar 2019 22:47:57
We will have only 2 home games after the split, with 1 probably the last game of the season, so we can collect the league trophy.
Home ties will be Hearts and Killie.
Away games will be sevco Aberdeen and Hibs.
Works out perfect for once and means we won't visit the same ground for a third time.

6.) 18 Mar 2019 00:39:35
I'm sure we've got Sevco and Aberdeen as part of 3 away games and 2 at home.

7.) 18 Mar 2019 01:08:43
We are already down to play Aberdeen away on April 14 on the clubs fixture list and another away game at Ibrox is a certainty, so we may be at home to Hibs, Hearts and Kilmarnock right enough?

8.) 18 Mar 2019 07:45:17
OAB that’s the semi final.
First game after the split is Easter weekend the following week.

9.) 18 Mar 2019 08:11:35
Once a Bhoy that fixture against Aberdeen is the Scottish Cup Semi Final.

10.) 18 Mar 2019 08:19:09
Is the 14th not the semi final.

11.) 18 Mar 2019 08:25:00
That's the SC semi final on the 14th OAB.

12.) 18 Mar 2019 09:01:38
When the league splits we will have played 17 home and 16 away games. Therefore we will have 3 away and 2 home games left.

So far we have played hibs, Aberdeen and newco twice at home and once away and both hearts and Kilmarnock twice away and once at home.

So after the break we will most likely play Aberdeen, hibs and newco rangers away and hearts and Kilmarnock at home.




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09 Apr 2019 18:47:08
I can’t see why Martinez would leave Belgium when they have a real shot at winning the Euros.

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26 Mar 2019 18:53:37
Robbie Keane came to Celtic from Spurs not Liverpool.

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20 Mar 2019 18:47:10
I’ve also heard that talks have taken place duggie. Don’t know how true it is though.

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19 Mar 2019 16:44:44
It looked to my like he was limping quite heavily towards the end of the game on Sunday. I’m a bit surprised he didn’t pull out of the squad.

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03 Mar 2019 16:28:58
Hopefully they are just rumours.

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18 Apr 2019 20:23:06
That is the same site that leaked that one with the 6 stars last week along with the what away strip with the green and orange sleeves. I like them all.

Ice Man

{Ed007's Note - The one last week was faked up using their watermark.}



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17 Apr 2019 19:37:01
And to think Stan you’ve not even included my vote for Scottish Player of the Year Callum McGregor.

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16 Apr 2019 16:40:20
The club have just announced he has multiple facial fractures and will be operated on Thursday.

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16 Apr 2019 11:40:53
Kev I get what you’re saying mate and I understand your point it would be a bitter pill to swallow for the individual who missed out. But like I say we only have one recognised striker and what if Edouard picks up an injury between now and the final. The balance on the bench needs to be right and for me Griff would get a spot on it.

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16 Apr 2019 10:59:37
Of course he gets in the squad. He’s still our most dangerous attacking threat for me. We only have 1 recognised striker at the minute in Edouard. He’d be a great option coming off the bench. The stage could be set.

Ice Man