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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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14 Aug 2018 21:22:47
Ed trying to keep a level head on what was a disappointing night but not really unexpected. Just wanted your opinion on where tonight leaves us with regards to the rest of the transfer window? Does tonights result give the board the opportunity to deny us signings due to lack of CL revenue (not that having that revenue in previous years has led to major signings) Also could this lead to the potential sales of Dembele, Ntcham, Tierney etc to make up the finances? Clubs overseas will now know we don't have CL football this year and will come circling.

Ice Man

{Ed007's Note - There'll be signings made before the window closes simply because there has to be.I said I never expected any CBs to come in before 1 or 2 left and once Boyata leaves - I expect Compper's contract to be mutually terminated - they' need replaced, we know the manager wanted McGinn so there will need to be A N Other signed to play in there and the same with a replacement for Roberts to fight Forrest for his start.
In the coming weeks the papers and internet will be full of stories about team's chasing our 'big name' players but I'd be really surprised if any of them are sold unless they ask to leave.}


1.) 14 Aug 2018 22:44:03
With us (potentially) going into the EL groups it gives us a chance to grow into the tournament and hopefully get a mentality of winning games in Europe rather than 6 games of getting battered and dropping into EL with shaken confidence. Every cloud and all that I suppose but this really needs to be a wake up call.

{Ed007's Note - Some decent teams in it too, Kev I put a list of some of them on another thread. Get a few new faces in and everyone fit and firing on all cylinders and we could get a wee run going. The money's neither here nor there for me - I'm not saying I don't enjoy seeing Celtic earn it btw - but when it's all said and done it's still seeing Celtic playing European football and I've always loved that.}


2.) 14 Aug 2018 22:45:08
If we can get £10m for Boyata then surely £5-6m will be spent at least. We would still have made a profit in the window. No doubt at least 1 loan signing, other than Arzani, will come in too. wouldn't mind trying to sign Kyle Walker-Peters from Spurs for a season. Lustig is just about done.


3.) 14 Aug 2018 22:54:57
Why should we buy now it's too late P. Bonner said that he would be surprised if we made any significant signing now it's too late but I hope he's wrong.


4.) 14 Aug 2018 23:12:25
Never too late. We still have a treble to defend and if we want to juggle that with Europa League football we need a stronger squad than we have at present. That tie has proven that at present we can't cope with injuries and suspensions.


5.) 14 Aug 2018 23:01:42
Nail on the head there ed.
All you hear from football fans now a days is about money money money. When did that become so much more important than trophies?


6.) 14 Aug 2018 23:23:12
No chance we’ll get £10mil for Boyata now lol, clubs know he’s spat the dummy, £5mil hopefully.
Needs punting regardless of money and new CB in, ideally 2 but won’t happen.
Tonight wasn’t a surprise, sore but not a surprise.
Just unfortunate how the fans will suffer as the board count it as a loss and then live by that after millions banked.
A good couple of ties in the europa to be had if we make the groups, that’s our level and should be fun, get use out they dear lights too ☺️.


7.) 15 Aug 2018 00:42:20
BBJ £5m for Boyata is incredible money considering the guy is total pish. £1m is a good deal in my eyes. Which takes me to my next point. Whoever turned down £9m for that dumpling needs sacked immediately.


8.) 15 Aug 2018 20:48:43
Boyota just dropped his value by being petulant. HE will get his wish to leave but WE won't get his potential value immediately (I believe standard contracts will have the usual add ons)


 

 

10 Aug 2018 18:48:44
Possibly going to get get shot down for this post but other than for the financial reward of the Champions League I think I'd prefer to see us have a go at the Europa league this season. Hear me out. Since we first qualified for he CL back in the O'Neil era we always punched above our weight. Parkhead became a fortress. We beat the likes of Juventus, AC Milan, Porto, Benfica, Barcelona, Lyon, Man Utd etc. Teams feared facing us at home. Fast forward to present day the gap between ourselves and the top European teams is just TOO big. I have attended the last 6 CL home games where we have achieved 1 draw and 5 defeats. We have also suffered heavy away defeats. Thinking about this season do I want to see our current side go up against Barca, Real Madrid, Bayern or PSG to name a few and get potentially humiliated. Not for me. We are a Europa League level club at best imo and so for me I wouldn't be disappointed if that's where we compete this season.

Ice Man

1.) 10 Aug 2018 19:45:29
Agree with most of that Ice Man, the only appeal with playing in the CL nowadays is the cash. The competition has changed massively in the last 5 years and has become quite torturous watching us in it. There is nothing we can do about the growing gulf. There's probably 20 of the 32 teams that have a single player that cost more than our first 11.


2.) 10 Aug 2018 19:54:23
Would rather get pumped in the champions league for the money and finish 3rd in the group stage to drop into the Europa league👍.


3.) 10 Aug 2018 20:00:05
I hear what you are saying. The gap now is enormous. But, we have been up against since day one as a club. This is not different. With a little added quality the arses being handed to us will reduce. We will be able to throw a couple of punches as well as take a right few.

What Rogers wants, like all of us, is to give ourselves more a fighting chance. To me even getting there is a brilliant achievement. If we could take that additional step that allowed us to seriously contend for 3rd spot in the group and achieve it, it allows us to drop into the EL with our heads held high and give it a real go. That’s passing oot material for me.

To be able to take all the best on. Maybe not win many, if any, but they leave knowing that the Glasgow Celtic to them on, with fight and skill and heart.

That’s the Celtic I love, the Aye dae ye feckin think so, attitude.

We can achieve that. I absolutely believe that. Shoot as high as you can and that means become a recognised CL team, who win the EL every three years. :)

If we get the result on Tuesday I think we are on our way. I think we can.


4.) 10 Aug 2018 20:09:41
Fair point ice my thought process at the start of the season is qualify for champions league make the money then hopefully drop into Europa would like UEFA to scrap both comps and 6 league to start up played across tues wed Thurs 16 teams in each league
League 1a and 1b on Tues
Super league a and b on Wed
League 2a and 2b on a Thursday
Top 2 then qualify for semi finals

If a team from a country is promoted to league above and doesn't qualify through domestic football then a playoff between the 2 could decide what league each team goes into
Might be confusing but no more than a champions competition containing teams that have never win their domestic league.


5.) 10 Aug 2018 20:55:12
We should be a strong Europa side, but we also shouldn't be scared of regularly getting humiliated in the CL every year.

There's a reason, because we chose to downsize.


6.) 10 Aug 2018 21:20:57
It's geared for the 4 big nations. eufa are a joke how they treat the other nations is a disgrace. but the money if you get in really consolidates the club and a hate saying that but it keeps us way ahead of the manky mob.


7.) 10 Aug 2018 21:22:24
What a stupid comment Tesla "we chose to downsize". How do you work that one out? If we downsized Tierney, Dembele and Edouard wouldn't be with us this season for starters.


8.) 10 Aug 2018 21:35:26
I appreciate we get hammered of different teams in the champions league but why not take the cash on offer if we can . We can’t continually moan about the difference in budgets, we are on a different playing field to most of Scotland but they still turn up, and give us a game or at least make it tough for us. What do we do, drop into Europa then complain when champions league teams drop back into it? What’s to say we are good enough for the Europa? We lost the first game we played in it last year . Unfortunately even teams like Ajax are now spending 10-15 million on players so we just have to get on with it. Take the cash, try and organise to make it harder for the teams we play and eventually improve by spending some of the money we make 🤷‍♂️ ( in an ideal world, mr Lawell )


9.) 10 Aug 2018 21:59:10
The financial gap has nothing to do with the hammerings, they were because the teams were set up the wrong way or the wrong tactics and team selections were used, take this game in Athens, if the right team is selected and the right tactics are used, we will cruise it, if not, it's down to the Europa league,


10.) 10 Aug 2018 22:12:28
Wouldn't it be great if we could qualify for the CL group stages, take the cash and then voluntarily drop into the EL without playing a CL game? That way we'd have the reward without the thumpings that go with it lol HH.

{Ed007's Note - Prostitution don't work that way :)


11.) 10 Aug 2018 22:27:07
You're right ed if you want the money be prepared to get f##k## 😂😂.

{Ed007's Note - That's basically what the CL is to us.}


12.) 10 Aug 2018 22:47:29
Reader of this forum for a long time so first time poster.

First of all well done to the Ed's for having the patience of saints!

Good post Iceman and feel you have some good points. Our young Celts would gain great experience in the Europa League as I don't really see what they gain from hammerings in the Champions League. A few good results in the Europa League and who knows maybe a good run into quarter/ semi finals in a couple of years time. On champions League night though I hate when we are not in it but maybe the sensible more realistic approach is Thursday night football. HH.


13.) 10 Aug 2018 22:53:07
Aindoh financial gap has nothing to do with it? PSG’s front 3 cost £400m but yeah it was our tactics that were the issue 😂.


14.) 10 Aug 2018 23:10:49
Nobody is asking us to win the CL, but 7-1 etc is not acceptable. Don't care if it's the 2002 Brazil team we are facing.

We also had Biton at the back .

We have never outspent these sides but managed to give them games and have respect and excitement.

Now it's just defeated attitude in the way we spend and accept humiliations.


15.) 11 Aug 2018 00:46:40
Did Germany not spank Brazil in the world cup in recent times 7-1. Even the best get spanked from time to time. In the semi final of a tournament as well.


16.) 11 Aug 2018 06:28:39
Yes, and how did PSG do in the tournament?, were they beaten by a team with a more expensive frontline, it's all nonsense, just because somebody pays X amount for a player doesn't makes that player X times better than another player, football is a team game,


 

 

06 Aug 2018 11:14:10
Malmo or Videoton of Hungary in the play off if we get through. Away leg first. What an opportunity.

Ice Man

 

 

04 Aug 2018 08:02:00
Well Bhoys and Ghirls Flag Day is here! Who's all going to cheer on the Champs? There's entertainment on outside the ground from 12pm. Should be a carnival atmosphere. COYBIG.

Ice Man

 

 

19 Jul 2018 13:50:45
Ed any update on Dembele's injury. Must admit I fear it's slightly more than a tight hamstring. Hope to God I'm mistaken. If it is another hamstring injury that would be 4 in two seasons which is a bit worrying.

Ice Man

{Ed007's Note - There's no update.}


 

 

 

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17 Aug 2018 11:27:30
Ed no mention of an option to buy at the end of loan. Was that just a rumour or is there an option to buy?

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{Ed007's Note - I don't know, I'm just up.}


 

 

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12 Aug 2018 21:38:06
Rodgers himself has said he is keeping an eye on Roberts situation. Now that the Premiership window has closed we may be in a better position to do something.

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08 Aug 2018 15:17:37
An utter utter disgrace by the Celtic board. In today’s transfer market where players are going for tens of millions of pounds we have missed out on the best young Scottish player outside our club for the sake of a few hundred thousand. Hang your heads in shame and don’t be surprised if Brendan loses his faith and moves on after this season. For all BR has done for this club in the two years he’s been here you have let him and us supporters down badly.

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03 Aug 2018 13:02:38
🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻.

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30 Jul 2018 14:04:19
Apparently going to Lyon.

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16 Aug 2018 11:11:44
Our players never seem to attack the ball with any conviction at set pieces. They all seem to be in there standing trying to get little flick headers from a standing start. Whatever happened to the old fashioned stand on the edge of the box and attack the ball like your life depended on it?

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16 Aug 2018 11:07:02
If I was you Tim I really wouldn’t worry about what that lot say. Everyone knows we are light years ahead of them. They don’t pose any threat whatsoever.

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15 Aug 2018 21:16:24
Not to mention the Van Djik money.

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15 Aug 2018 21:14:19
Blackhillbhoy do you go by any other name?

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15 Aug 2018 19:02:59
😂😂 love it Kev.

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