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04 Jun 2019 17:49:00
I very rarely get a rumour living down south, so don't shoot the messenger.
A guy at my work is Newcastle supporter who unprompted told me we are in for their keeper Carl Darlow.
I assume as a back up to Bain. My pal rated him anyway.

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1.) 04 Jun 2019 18:44:29
I countered by telling him the rumour in the Scottish media was that Newcastle we’re going to buy Alfredo morelas for somewhere in the region of £10 - £20 million (not that i believe these made up figures)
To which he replied “who’s he? ”
Enough said.

2.) 04 Jun 2019 19:38:35
Heard this about a month or 2 back. This is only if gordan leaves.

3.) 04 Jun 2019 20:39:39
Can’t be true, he’s not on the list that’s been released 😉😂.

4.) 04 Jun 2019 22:14:55
Sturridge or Jagielka, sorry spelling, one injury prone and one too slow, seeing by documents we will be taking offers for Eddy, should have taken Boyata money.



03 Feb 2019 14:34:30
Every window we have the same discussions around transfer targets, budgets, feed etc. It highlights the difficulties in bringing in quality and when we do they are invariably sold on in a year or two.

For me the core strength of Celtic is the Scotsman in the team. KT, Calum Mac, broony, Forrest, Christie, griff etc.

With broony on a final two year deal I say build the team around calmac in broonys role. Make KT captain after brown and invest more and more in youth development

Look abroad if it suits us / business model etc. But the longevity comes more from the homegrown. There's obviously exceptions (larsson! ) but in today's market I say develop our own.

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1.) 04 Feb 2019 09:39:44
We have Dembele and Okoflex doing well and likely to make the breakthrough soon as well as Henderson. Hopefully Aitchison can kick on a bit now too.

2.) 04 Feb 2019 10:51:05
Kier mcinroy cdm isn't that far away either. dembele imo still needs more time aitcheson a bit ahead of okoflex and in a br team as attackers their height and build will go against them like to see aitcheson on loan to an all club to see if he can cut it at that level.

3.) 04 Feb 2019 13:08:33
It's becoming a strength of this team that its core is home grown. I definitely think that will be added to in the future too. It would be impossible to have 11 Scots starting but I'd say having at least half the squad come from the development team would be extremely successful.
There would surely be the finance then to spend more on the players we do buy.

4.) 04 Feb 2019 19:51:25
I seen a photo today of okoflex and dembele training next to ntcham, I don't remember ntcham being the biggest but he made those 2 look tiny. Both need to bulk up, having said that it's encouraging to see them around the squad.

5.) 04 Feb 2019 21:59:01
Seen that an hour after posting they was training with the squad. Got some exciting prospects in the making with Johnston looking like he'll progress in to a cracking player too.

6.) 04 Feb 2019 22:49:15
Celtic especially under Brendan Rodgers have already began building from their academy and youth . Many of our signing are teenagers or players just out of their teens.



12 Jan 2019 08:05:03
Anybody heard anything regarding boyata leaving?
Has he rejected an offer from Celtic?
If so is he being sold?
If not what's everyone's thoughts on him staying for another contract?

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1.) 12 Jan 2019 08:37:11
Think it's time to move on. The debacle in the summer proves his heart isn't in it anymore. The improved performances were for his future career elsewhere. Off you pop big fella.

2.) 12 Jan 2019 09:01:57
His agent last week said they'll not even talk to Celtic because he's going it was all over the press.

3.) 12 Jan 2019 09:30:12
I think most of if not all Celtic fans are looking to get. CB in I would like to see experience in there but with VRs comments I can’t see that happening but fingers crossed am wrong. Someone mentioned big commanding CB to be announced this week coming I hope so.

4.) 12 Jan 2019 13:11:34
I respect any player that wants to move on, but the way he conducted himself was highly unprofessional. Would be surprised if we don't sign another CB this month and Boyata was away.

5.) 12 Jan 2019 14:53:57
Rodgers proved himself to be a weak manager in this situation.

Boyata should have never played again. He refused to pull on the jersey pretending to be injured.

We lost to AEK and lost 40 mil.

He's not even a good player.

The amount of our fans who sat and clapped a player who has no respect for our club was an absolute embarrassment.

6.) 12 Jan 2019 17:18:58
Agree Tesla! Boyata shouldn’t have been near a Celtic top ever again after his actions in the summer! Brendan let it go and then dembele through the toys out the pram! And like you said, he’s absolute Barry white! Frightening that he’s what Brendan classes as our best defender! I’d quite happily never see the clown play for us again! Him and his agent can take f**k tae there selfs!

7.) 13 Jan 2019 11:18:43
He definitely not signing new contract, that’s we he’s waited to be allowed to leave on a Bosman. As soon as he signs pre contract with new team the club should try and negotiate £1m fee to release him now, gets him off wage bill and out the club and the wages and £1m fee can go towards his replacement.

8.) 13 Jan 2019 13:11:50
We lost more. £40m just to qualify. £14m TV pot and circa £11m CL home ticket package. I hate transfer windows. This one will join the rest if we don’t get a couple of battle hardened defenders. Get Boyata tf as he doesn’t want to be here, Benkovic leaves in the summer too and the thought of CL qualification with what we have left is a real concern.

There are players out there, although selfish clubs wanting money for them is really annoying. A RB and at least one CB who can actually play are a must.



05 Nov 2018 20:56:04
My pal at work said he'd heard a rumour that Man Utd (his team) would be bidding for a Leicester defender and that would force Leicester to trigger the return of benkovic.
Anybody heard similar?

Be a shame, the lad looks top drawer.

Seen a report boyata is injured albeit on Faceb££k, true?

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1.) 05 Nov 2018 21:25:33
Going to have to bring in 2 quality defenders in Jan if this happens as I see us selling Boyata in Jan.

2.) 05 Nov 2018 22:10:01
They were trying to sign McGiure late in the transfer window but he’s on a long term deal there so their bid was rejected.

3.) 06 Nov 2018 10:45:22
I may be wrong Ice Man but I think Leicester actually signed him up to a bumper new deal AFTER the window closed. If so this would make it even more unlikely he would be sold in January.

4.) 06 Nov 2018 15:29:36
McGuire singed his 5yr deal in the summer of 2017. So will come down to if Leicester want to cash in. Would be good if he stayed.

Benkovic staying/ going Should not be a consideration in January window. We need 2 quality CH in this window. We need to be ready for European qualifiers. RB and another Striker in January would be a good window. A striker in the mould of Dembele would be nice.

5.) 06 Nov 2018 18:11:53
Not so Tompo88, a new and extended contract just means they'd get more for him if they did sell. HH.

6.) 06 Nov 2018 18:09:17
I agree with you Happy in what we need but sadly I can't see us getting any more than 1 new player 2 at the most.

7.) 06 Nov 2018 21:53:44
Yeah I get that BTC but was thinking it makes it less likely cause as you say it adds and extra 20 mill plus to the price. Still by no means rules it out. I'd be gutted if we lose Benkovic in January he really has steadied the ship.

8.) 07 Nov 2018 02:23:46
Going on 1st impressions, the bhoy benkovic is a cracking player. I would be astonished if we could come up with any kind of deal to extend his stay with us. However, we had our chance to go in a bit high before LCFC nipped in. Now we would more than likely have to offer them more than double of what our original bid was.

My point being, if we discover good players, we should stop messing about worrying about budgets.

I know it's just business from the board, but it affects us year on year during qualifiers.

You need to accumulate to speculate, not the other way round.

Although I'm absolutely delighted at how the team have performed over the last 4/ 5 weeks, a performance to be proud of in Europe seems to evade us.

The board can't sit on their a@$e this next window. We must recruit a player/ players of a higher standard.

It's the only way we can make inroads on Europe.

9.) 10 Nov 2018 07:58:18
How was Thursday's win in europe for u faddy? Were u proud? U should always be proud of the team.

10.) 10 Nov 2018 22:50:33
Celtic don’t budget to be in the CL every year, they budget to remain strong both on and off the field. We’ve already seen what reckless spending achieves across the other end of the city and I wouldn’t want us to go down that route.



12 Jun 2018 16:36:05
Is it true that the deadline for us to complete the permanent signing of big Ed the 16th
Or was that just made up paper speculation?

Any news on the potential permanent signing?

Fingers crossed 🤞.

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1.) 12 Jun 2018 17:33:04
Talks with PSG were supposedly set to resume this week IC. I could be wrong, but I'd imagine the meaty bit was negotiated when we loaned him - so perhaps it's just things like the installments, clauses etc that we'll have to iron out?

2.) 12 Jun 2018 19:41:28
Fingers crossed Jim
Some player
After years worth of frustration post the Henrik, Sutton, Hartson era where we struggled for top class strikers, no disrespect to big Sammi or hooper, we land wee griff who came good the the moose and Now big Ed.
If only we pushed the boat out and signed el gruffalo fo £40 million.

3.) 14 Jun 2018 01:14:36
If they are together next year. Amigos mk2?




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08 Aug 2019 08:06:48
Gutted but Good luck to KT
I hope you rip up the left side for Arsenal and come back to paradise on a free after 4 years down south.

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26 Jul 2019 23:08:16
I Feel for Scott Sinclair if the rumours are true.
He has been instrumental in the treble treble and I for one will miss him.

I appreciate his first season was the stand out, but I was hoping (but not expecting) the new manger would give him a new lease of life.

Would have preferred Rogic sold than Scotty.

Best of luck to him though and thanks for the trophies 🏆.

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1.) 27 Jul 2019 06:42:44
Seems the rumour isn't true.

2.) 27 Jul 2019 07:40:57
Sinclair keeps himself fit and is always available for selection, which is a big deal considering the way players round about him were dropping like flies last season.
He has made the most appearances of any player during our treble treble run and has scored the most goals of any player during the same period.
Statistically I am not sure what more the guy can do. No matter what happens from now on, Sinclair will always go down as one of the top players that was instrumental in Celtic winning a historic treble treble.

3.) 27 Jul 2019 08:17:47
Spot on Leon👍.

4.) 27 Jul 2019 09:28:24
Crazy if we do end up selling him. We will do well to replace his goals on the cheap.

5.) 27 Jul 2019 10:19:50
Sinky is a legend 💚.

6.) 27 Jul 2019 10:19:59
Completely agree Leon.



14 Jul 2019 19:14:58
Although it is heartbreaking to see him leave, i would Like to see KT get a move And develop into the best possible player he can be.
He goes with my blessing and I believe he will return to play for us again as a great player.

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1.) 14 Jul 2019 20:46:35
IC I am the same. Paul mcstay is my hero but I wish he had went to juvi when he had the chance and proved to the world what he could do.

2.) 14 Jul 2019 20:49:06
The only way kt will return is in his 30s at the end of his time. Soon as he signs for arsenal we will never be able to afford him again his price will rocket after his first season down there. Wich is why i think he should think carefully before he makes this move and make big big history with his boyhood club and go down as one of our greats.

3.) 14 Jul 2019 21:06:07
the only heartbreaking thing would be us not getting a epl level fee, no harm to the boy but if he leaves I couldn't care less how he plays develops or otherwise.

4.) 14 Jul 2019 21:14:42
I am usually the same DRB but I do like to see born and bred Celtic men do well.

5.) 14 Jul 2019 21:54:16
deep river Bhoy, I’m with you couldn’t care less how he progresses totally fed up with the badge kissing I’m living the dream players.

6.) 14 Jul 2019 22:45:49
Oldkilly are you really putting KT in the bracket with ‘badge kissers? ’ Nonsense.

7.) 14 Jul 2019 23:06:11
If KT goes then all the best to him. The guy is going to better himself both financial and in football terms. Think the badge kissing comment is a bit harsh. The guy is Celtic born and bred.

8.) 15 Jul 2019 08:16:10
Badge kisser is a shocking comment. He's as much a Celtic man as any fan.



09 Jul 2019 22:34:44
Any word on the injuries?

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1.) 09 Jul 2019 23:56:39
Mike done a post match interview and he waved it off so don't think he'll be out for any length of time.

2.) 10 Jul 2019 00:08:31
Lenny sayed Forrest mikey and boli just took little knocks took of for a precaution they’ll be fine nothing serious that pitch was a joke Forrest had to give edouard a pair of his boots the second half lol didn’t half work he played better scored hold up play was a bit better to lol.



31 May 2019 22:58:16
Completely hypothetical but would you rather have:

Paddy roberts
Timothy weah?

Me - roberts.

Island celt

1.) 01 Jun 2019 09:04:12
It is totally hypothetical indeed as Roberts has signed a season long deal with Norwich but if the option was there then Roberts all day long. HH.

2.) 01 Jun 2019 07:28:14
Roberts is away to norwich city for the season mate.



3.) 01 Jun 2019 07:36:26
Robert's definitely 🍀.

4.) 01 Jun 2019 08:39:56
None of the above for me, would much rather young Mikey be given the chance to progress and now we have Shved hopefully we wouldn't need either of them anyway!

5.) 01 Jun 2019 10:24:22
Mikey Johnstone looks as if he could do with a feed lol to easily bullied off the ball especially against the sons of Satan, definitely talented though.

6.) 01 Jun 2019 10:27:19
The Roberts ship has sailed and he's continued to go downhill since his first season with us. Too injury prone too.

7.) 01 Jun 2019 10:37:03
I know he’s at Norwich it was hypothetical just interested in the comparison as I’ve not seen weah in the flesh.

8.) 02 Jun 2019 21:57:36
Roberts impressed more while here. Haven't seen much of him at Girona but he's barely contributed while he was fit.




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08 Aug 2019 08:02:19
Are you still calling for the sack Kev?

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07 Aug 2019 21:22:41
It was the ‘sacked on the spot’ comment I thought was silly,
A manager picks the team he wants, a fan stating he should be sacked on the spot for playing a player he sees something in seems daft to me.

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07 Aug 2019 18:35:17
Sacked on the spot? Nonsense.

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10 Jul 2019 13:47:28
hope so he's got mad silky skills.

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02 Jul 2019 21:52:44
Complete legend!
There’s only one Marv comper!

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16 Aug 2019 17:47:56
First class post
Some of the drivel on here recently is insane
On one hand we can’t be blinkered by the fact he is Celtic fan, ex player etc. A manager must be the right man for the job regardless and he should be backed by the board and be able to choose his own signings, therefore the buck stops with him. I wasn’t in Favour of Lennons appointment, I’m more upset with what I see as the boards lack of ambition after Brendan, but Lennon despite his many flaws is here and I won’t be calling for his head after one defeat.
I will hold him accountable for calmac at left back - the middle of our team should focus around calmac and if anyone should be stepping aside it’s brown for me.

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08 Aug 2019 11:04:07
Tim read glasgow greens post below, much better than your drivel.

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01 Aug 2019 10:31:04
The lions are legends
McGraine is a legend
TB is a legend
Larsson is a legend
MCStay is a legend
Aitken is a legend
Brown is a legend

Feel free to add

KT is a great player and a fan
Legend - not yet.

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30 Jul 2019 20:55:00
Lennon wasn’t my first choice, I loved him as a player and previous as a manager.
He’s the boss and I’m behind him all the way.
For the record I was a fan of Ronnie D as well. Bring him back for the sports science / development and keep Lennon for the thunder.

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29 Jul 2019 11:57:17
Europa Group Stages - no further
League title and Scottish Cup.

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