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23 Jul 2018 11:08:32
AEK Athens if we beat Rosenburg. First leg at Celtic Park.

Ice Man

1.) 23 Jul 2018 11:32:05
Not a bad draw to be fair.


2.) 23 Jul 2018 12:01:28
Let's hope they're not as good as they used to be. eufa making it harder and harder for us.


3.) 23 Jul 2018 12:30:11
To be fair that's the one draw I didn't want. Hopefully some reinforcements before the tie as this is a potential banana skin.


4.) 23 Jul 2018 12:35:31
Hardest team in the pot.

{Ed007's Note - Bollocks!}


5.) 23 Jul 2018 12:37:51
As long as we don’t get Red Star Belgrade we should be fine imo.


6.) 23 Jul 2018 16:21:03
Will this be their first competitive match?

{Ed007's Note - Yeah, with a new manager and they've also lost their CB pairing and star striker from last year.}


7.) 23 Jul 2018 17:45:37
I just think it's bollocks that we have to go through this amount of qualifying rounds to get into the CL And play the Quality of teams that we have to get to it yet England Spain Germany have something like 4 teams? Already Qualified with some of them not played in the CL for quite some time its just not right.


8.) 23 Jul 2018 17:56:47
What was the other teams we could've got.


9.) 23 Jul 2018 20:54:10
The draw is what it is. It probably could have been easier but it could've been worse. Conecentrate on the Norwegians then think about the Greeks. Both will be worrying more about us that's for sure.


10.) 24 Jul 2018 13:08:28
Pardon my ignorance but how have the Greeks got a better coefficient standing than us?

{Ed007's Note - They have more teams picking up coefficient points for the country on top of Olympiacos (29) CL participation while in Scotland we only have Celtic picking up any notable points. Look at AEK who got to the Last 32 of the EL last season with a record of 2 wins, 8 draws and no losses compared to TRIFC and Progress
As individual clubs Celtic are ranked 47th in the coefficient table (POAK are only two places behind us) and AEK are 123rd, the next Scottish team is Aberdeen who are in 236th place.
I'd be more worried if we had to play Olympiacos but thanks to their president being a nutter it's worked out quite well for us.
If anyone had offered me Alashkert, Rosenborg and AEK before a ball was kicked I'd have bitten their hand off.}


11.) 24 Jul 2018 15:28:12
Cheers Ed!

{Ed007's Note - No probs buddy.}


12.) 24 Jul 2018 21:46:02
So what Kind of teams can we get in the last qualifier?


 

 

10 May 2018 19:11:04
First piece of the jigsaw for next season. Scott Bain signs 4 year deal.

Ice Man

1.) 10 May 2018 20:53:57
Good signing which keeper is leaving now De Vrise I take it?


2.) 10 May 2018 21:13:12
Let's hope so.


 

 

31 Aug 2017 18:02:38
Rivaldo Coetzee has signed for Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa. That puts paid to any thoughts of him joining in the January window.

Ice Man

1.) 31 Aug 2017 18:07:48
Not necessarily.


2.) 02 Aug 2017 21:48:12
Do they not do medicals in South Africa? 😳.


 

 

07 Aug 2017 13:03:16
Reports in France say Monaco winger Alan Saint-Maxamin is having a medical with Nice ahead of tonights deadline. Could it be that Paddy had said "Thanks for the interest lads but it's time for me to head home" 🤞🙏🏻😉.

Ice Man

1.) 07 Aug 2017 13:34:22
Hope so iceman. Be absolutely gutted if we can't get wee paddy back in the hoops.


2.) 07 Aug 2017 14:14:47
Just a report in the French media Gerry don't know how true it is. Just seen Chris Davies has said they are in constant contact with Paddy and Man City and hope a deal can be done.


3.) 07 Aug 2017 15:43:16
And they've signed sneijder as well.


4.) 07 Aug 2017 16:04:57
Seen chris davies press conference and thought it was quite positive about paddy.


 

 

16 Jan 2017 12:07:17
With Barry, Guey, Schiederlin and potentially Davis all ahead of James McCarthy and with Koeman admitting he could move on in this window, are we a realistic destination for the boy or is he likely to end up at Palace or WBA who have both shown interest in the past? There was a lot of noise about him only wanting to come to Celtic in the summer but that may have been hearsay!

Ice Man

1.) 16 Jan 2017 14:10:09
In all honesty I think he's going to end up at a mid table English team they'll pay the 15 million no bother they will want to get money in after buying Schiderlin and we'd only be interested in a 6 month loan I think Rodgers has other targets hence Eboue I hope I'm wrong but can't see it at all.


 

 

 

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20 Oct 2018 23:23:50
Much much more like it today. It just goes to show what we can do when we attack with a bit of purpose. 4 goals, hit the woodwork 4 times, Edouard had 3 one on ones with the keeper and countless other chances missed. It really could have been an absolute beating for Hibs today. None of the sideways and backwards passing and slow build up in recent weeks.

Some real good performances from Forrest, Rogic, McGregor and Benkovic. What I did find a bit strange was why BR switched to a back 3 for the second half. Hibs has very little joy in the first half that we completely dominated. However in switching formation it seemed to allow Hibs a lot more freedom to attack allowing them back into the game.

If we play with the same attacking purpose and tempo for the rest of the season we'll be in for a treat.

Ice Man

1.) 21 Oct 2018 12:05:16
That’s the best I’ve seen Celtic play for some time yesterday particularly in the first half. The fastest thing on the park the ball was getting moved forward at pace rather than sideways. Benkovic looks an outstanding prospect and Boyata kept up his run of excellent performances. Forrest is unplayable on that form. And why the best full back Scotland has produced since Danny McGrain has been receiving the criticism he has is absolutely beyond me. Anyway hopefully that’s us turned the corner after having a tad less than impressive start to the season.


2.) 21 Oct 2018 12:40:00
Just shows what happens when you have two quality centre backs playing, gives the forward players confidence to go forward with a bit of flair.
Break the bank in Jan if not for those two then others with a bit of class.


3.) 21 Oct 2018 13:39:07
Benkovic looks a right player and boyata the best cb in the league by a mile.


4.) 21 Oct 2018 17:22:26
Just realised it was 5 times we hit the woodwork yesterday. Didn’t realise Edouards shot in injury time for his hat trick came back off the post.


 

 

11 Oct 2018 22:12:07
So Bhoys what CB pairing would we all go for against the Jaimbo's in the semi final. I'd go with the two Croats Simo and Benkovic.

Ice Man

1.) 11 Oct 2018 22:17:32
If ajer fit him over simo every day of the week.


2.) 11 Oct 2018 23:22:02
Think it might be a bit too soon for Ajer Kev if it was his hamstring.


3.) 12 Oct 2018 06:15:59
If Ajer isn't fit then its Simunovic and Benkovic all day👍.


 

 

23 Sep 2018 20:56:47
I try not to post straight after a defeat as emotions are running high so now that the dust has settled I have to admit I'm completely dumbfounded as to what's going on just now at the club. Something just doesn't seem right just now. BR in his press conferences tells us all what we already know. "We need to be more clinical in the final third" and "we need to play at a higher tempo" yet when the players step on the park we see none of this so where exactly is the breakdown in communication? Everyone knows from us fans to pundits and also opposition that this slow side to side and backwards passing is the most boring and ineffective brand of football seen in a long time yet this isn't something that's new to the style we play, we saw this for most of last season too. Another thing that worries me is our failure to work the keeper in many games. I can only recall McDonald making 1 save and don't remember the Rosenborg keeper even making one.

Did any of us really think with any confidence that we would go Killie and get a result or like me were we just hopeful? We now sit 6th with (along with Livingston) the poorest goal difference of +2 after 6 games. Although early in the season it's really not great reading. Players who were on fire two seasons ago are now completely ineffective non more so than Sinclair. I've no idea how a player can rip the league one year and now contribute nothing on the park. That coupled with some really poor and strange signings as well as failing to bring in some quality players has resulted in us going backwards in the last two seasons. We have two very tough games next week. Here's hoping we can dig deep and find some sort of decent performance and get two victories 🙏🏻🤞🏼🍀.

Ice Man

1.) 23 Sep 2018 21:43:50
I think there has been a complacency that has crept into our club and we need to get rid of it quickly.
The three wins we had against Sevco at the end of last season seemed to cloud the judgement at the people at the top of the club, and instead of looking at a lot of the poor performances against other teams, we seem to have just sat back thinking that everything will just work out.
You always have to try to improve, whatever you do one season, the aim should be to try and improve on it the following year. I know we won the treble but performance wise there was a lot of room for improvement. Losing Roberts, Armstrong, and Dembele, was always going to weaken us. Dembele should have been kept till January till we had a chance to sign a replacement. I don't care if he was in a sulk, he would eventually have seen sense, just as Boyata has.
The manager now needs to look at himself, he may be annoyed at what has gone on in the summer but he still has a squad of players who are capable of a lot more than what they are producing, he should be able to come up with a way of playing that gets a lot more out of these players than they are giving at the moment.
Hearts, Hibs, and yes Sevco have found ways to get their teams playing above themselves, it shouldn't be beyond Rodgers to get us doing the same.


2.) 23 Sep 2018 22:09:01
What is terrible form for us though, is roughly the same as the rest of the top six. We are far more capable of putting a run of results together than the rest. That, and the fact we have a larger squad may be our saving grace this season though, basically that our challengers are still more crap than we are. Possibly.


3.) 23 Sep 2018 22:36:37
Worset Celtic team in a long time. Time for Brendan to go. can’t motivate the players, even worse he can’t see the problem 🍀. We won’t win the SPl this year.


4.) 24 Sep 2018 00:00:41
What nonsense STB! We’re playing poorly, yes. We’ve lost fewer goals than everyone except Hearts so it’s hardly the worst team in a long time. We need to improve the performances and start opening up opposition defences but it’s not time for Brendan to go. Such a silly statement to make.


5.) 24 Sep 2018 00:15:12
Opposition Manager team talk for the upcoming game against Us Celtic player with the ball will not pass past 10 yards so keep it tight around 10 yards from player with the ball forget the 4 players on the other side of the park no one will pass to them and if they counter with the ball don't worry they will stop just after the half way line until we get in to position then they will pass it back to there goal keeper.


6.) 24 Sep 2018 00:45:24
It looks as if Brendan has a real major task proving he is not to blame for most of our current problems . His public moaning of McGinn not been signed as coincided with a sudden and continuous lost of form, except for 1 match against Rangers2012
Something that troubles me is how such a self confident and articulate manager as B R couldn't foretell Dembele's demand for leaving and put such a move off until January at least . I would have thought a real top manager in top control and with his on the ball would have a good enough relationship to be able to convince M D to stay for one more window. The public spat between Dembele and club didn't do any side good and I think B R has lost a lot of respect from some players.
Today, I think we were missing Bitton injury, Ajer illness and Ntcham suspension At the last moment our loan player from Leicester. , in order to liven up the team and field 11 players we had to play Hendrie, Mujumba ( spelling) and two youngsters up front both light weights Christie and Johnston, neither of these are ready to play 50-75 mins on that aweful surface . It's not the wy to introduce your youngster playing on a terible artifical pitch. We are very short of players in their mid 20's who could do a job for us.


7.) 24 Sep 2018 07:59:32
Can i just put it out there that if this was Ronnie Delias teams performances (which its not far off) . Would everybody still be saying give the manager time to sort it. BR needs to open the Football management 101 book and start again.


 

 

17 Sep 2018 20:26:02
Ed a lot of reports today stating Celtic are set to offer Nick Powell a contract in the January window. I'm sure you mentioned a couple of weeks back he was a top target for us. Do you know if there is anything these stories and what stopped any potential deal during the summer? I think the lad is a decent player.

Ice Man

{Ed007's Note - Basically Wigan didn't want to sell Powell. I think if Dembele had made known his intention to leave earlier we would have pushed Wigan and yes we'll be back in January trying to get some kind of deal done.}


 

 

01 Sep 2018 17:39:19
Ed does the loan deal for Arzani have an option to buy as previously suggested or is it a straight 2 year loan. I can't remember it being mentioned when he was announced. Apologies if I missed it.

Ice Man

{Ed007's Note - It looks like it's just the 2 year loan deal.}


1.) 01 Sep 2018 21:00:16
No option to buy iceman, the deal is we pay the lads wages, develop him, spend money on making him ready to be a successful football player, then when the loans over he jogs on down to city, stays there for maybe 6 months and then they sell him to another club for a nice tidy profit. Why he's here, we have our own gifted lads, who are ours, develop them and sell them at a profit to our club.


2.) 02 Sep 2018 00:38:02
Who are these gifted lads, I have only seen Johnstone coming through lately, he looks the part but he still has a long way to go.
It's quite a while since K Tierney and Mc G came on the scene, we need a lot more.


3.) 02 Sep 2018 01:33:25
There is always the possibility he contributes to us getting better. Who stays at us more than two years? Any foreign young player is here to get to England. We may have a player of quality playing for us. We aren’t paying all his wages either. That’s not how loans work.

Wee Paddy was great for us. It’s the world we inhabit, get used to it and try and enjoy it is my advice. If he is half as good as his video clips he could be a great quality addition.

Let’s face it we ain’t going to feckin buy any. Are we?


 

 

 

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15 Oct 2018 18:59:41
I should rephrase that Tim I’m not suggesting you’ve made it up but I’m not convinced BR would be so open to your (and his pals) when discussing his players. BR is a wise man he knows how to play the game. So to reiterate I don’t believe any part of your post 😂.

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15 Oct 2018 16:11:42
Don’t believe any part of your post.

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03 Oct 2018 23:34:40
Struggling with his hamstring. BR said he won’t be risked if he’s not 100%.

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27 Sep 2018 20:10:57
Bhampot you don’t happen to have a couple of drinking buddies called Hoops88 and Skinnybhoy do you?

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20 Sep 2018 18:31:38
Royjac73 No because he is contracted to city until 2020.

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21 Oct 2018 17:22:26
Just realised it was 5 times we hit the woodwork yesterday. Didn’t realise Edouards shot in injury time for his hat trick came back off the post.

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11 Oct 2018 23:22:02
Think it might be a bit too soon for Ajer Kev if it was his hamstring.

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07 Oct 2018 09:37:03
Kouassi?

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02 Oct 2018 15:45:35
I’ll be honest I think it’s unprofessional of McLeish to come out in the press and say this. And so what if he blanked your call. Grow up ya tool.

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02 Oct 2018 15:43:33
Chris you talk p*sh most of the time but the post has to be your worst.

Ice Man