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14 Jan 2019 20:51:12
No to James McCarthy and just no to Ya Ya Toure. A 35 year old midfielder is a bigger gamble than a 36 year old striker.


1.) 15 Jan 2019 01:46:06
Sorry JFP, I would love McCarthy to sign, even if it was only for 6 months.



12 Jan 2019 18:24:52
Bit disappointed if as is being suggested there are no more signings in this transfer window. While Bayo and Weah are undoubtedly exciting prospects that's what they are. Prospects. I'm fine with that in essence and think we are well covered for rest of season in central defense.

However would have liked us to bring in an experienced proven striker even one at the latter stages of his career. Dare I say it I would have been happy if we'd signed Defoe. I know BR and the clubs preference is to nurture and develop young talent but I think a blend of youth and experience has a lot to be said for it.

We'd have known what we were getting which would have removed some of the concerns about unknown quantities up front irrespective of their potential going into the remainder of the season. Just my thoughts fellow TIMS.


1.) 12 Jan 2019 18:46:23
Defoe? really! Never I would always want a young player instead of over the hill people coming for a swansong, I never liked these signings and i did not believe they helped improved the team long term. In fact i always believed that the manager in these signings was stating his intention to leave.
I would be happy with someone like Jeffery Brumma coming in and Boyata moving out in this window, Then another CH and RB brought in the summer.

2.) 12 Jan 2019 18:56:21
BR never said there will be no more signings he said there will not be a marquee signing.

3.) 12 Jan 2019 19:19:40
I'm not sure we are well covered in defence jfp, we need to plan for our cb pairing leaving, boyata as far as I'm concerned should never be near the first team if he is leaving in the summer, he should never have got back in the team in the first place but that's another days work. What happens if someone wants to buy benkovic can Leicester sell him or do they need to wait till the loan is up? The way he's been playing I think there'll be clubs sniffing about him. If we lost 2 cb's we must replace them.

4.) 12 Jan 2019 21:24:05
Jfp stop stressing bud are we really scared of that lot c'mon reality check bhoys sort the away form out and we will win the league at a canter. New bhoys signed will be hungry and can only be good for competition for places. Defoe? I was concerned when it was laudrup de boer etc in their prime but Defoe how did it come to that 🙈.

5.) 12 Jan 2019 21:25:07
Steph I’ve had a couple and prob best I don’t get on the subject of that rat Boyata 😏.

6.) 12 Jan 2019 21:30:31
Need to stop believing what the SMSM keep spewing.
There won't be any £8-9 million signings but BR never said we won't sign another player.
We will bring in another 2 or 3 players.

7.) 12 Jan 2019 22:04:53
Ffs panic stations!

Still plenty of time to do business and nobody said there wouldn't be.

Defoe is finished, its beginning to look like The rangers were his only option. He has rapidly declined and personally i think he will struggle to get a game in front of kyle lafferty he is that bad. Not even a league 1 side down south put an offer in.

8.) 12 Jan 2019 22:35:36
He is on silly money overpaid. imo but still think he will do ok.

9.) 12 Jan 2019 23:40:25
Phil have u not heard he knocked back English sides to become a zombie? Aye right.

10.) 13 Jan 2019 02:00:13
Personally think Defoe will actually not be that bad a signing for them the chances Morelos misses he will put them away, but also the track record of older players coming to Scotland thinking it will be a walk over aren’t that good so will need to wait and see . But to our signings I genuinely think our signings are young and hungry and willing prove there worth but I think there’s a few panty wetters in here desperately trying to drag us down. Fingers crossed a few more new faces come in to freshen things up as I think a few will leave on loan .

11.) 13 Jan 2019 11:13:41
Boyata is definitely leaving at the latest the end of the season. Benkovic will also return to Leicester aswell. Therefore it’s imperative that we sign a new CB now. Don’t want to wait until Champs league qualifiers and hope the new guy settles instantly.
I know there’s less availability in this window but there are still good players available. What happens once Boyata signs pre contract elsewhere if club decide to keep him till end of season if he picks up niggling injuries he won’t want to risk himself and personally once a player has committed future to other club I for one don’t want him playing for us.
Benkovic can as we know be recalled and if they sell McGuire to Man U, sack manager or 1 of their CB gets injured he can be recalled.
Everywhere else except RB seems to be strong enough to still win league but for me CB and RB must be addressed in this window.
Iv no doubt we will sign players for both positions I hope they are permanent signings with experience, still got 18 days to sort it, I’m just surprised Iv not heard us linked with any CB’s really in tabloids.
Rodgers keeps stating he felt he needed more in final 3rd and is happy with new acquisitions but hasn’t mentioned much about the need to significantly strengthen at the back.

12.) 13 Jan 2019 12:12:44
Like it or not we are in a title race. I understand people saying if we sort our away form out we will be grand, however I haven't seen anything so far this season to suggest it's about to suddenly change. My preference in this window would have been tried and tested experience, we have plenty of young projects already and with youth comes inconsistency. Don't blow it Brendan.



09 Jan 2019 19:53:10
BR looked calm and collected in Dubai and seemed very confident there would be other signings. I know centre half and right back positions could be problematic particularly come the summer but I'd prefer to see us signing a proven experienced centre forward in this window to compliment the project youth lads we've brought in who I think will be exciting to watch.


1.) 09 Jan 2019 20:48:47
Jfp1888 we now have 3 strikers 4 if We count the griff. We play one up front. Where does another striker fit In?

2.) 09 Jan 2019 23:54:35
Will depend on formation of course, however we now have option of including ones that play two strikers.

3.) 10 Jan 2019 00:07:26
Personally so would have preferred 1 established striker in this window but now we have went down the exciting prospect route there’s no room for any more.
I’d rather we signed proven CB between 23-30 would be ideal age but more important of course is ability level. Would be great if we could get Benkovic on a permanent deal.
A back up LB and a 1st team RB are also needing addressed. I think we will sign all 3 especially if we can send 4 or 5 fringe players back out in loan to free up some wages.

4.) 10 Jan 2019 16:49:56
I’d be very surprised if another striker comes in now. Like most I’m concerned with the defence, up until now unless things change, boyata will be off in the summer, benkovic will go back to Leicester, for me we’re desperate for a right solid, hopefully experienced Centre half if not two, cover at LB as Izzy clearly isn’t fancied after the Ibrox carry on and definitely a RB. Gamboa will likely go, hendry I’m not convinced by, jozo, I don’t think brendan fancies him when they’re all fit and lustigs best days are behind him. Defence for me has to be priority now after the 3 signings we’ve just made.



08 Jan 2019 12:52:38
KT won't train in Dubai. Should we be concerned about the severity of his injury?


1.) 08 Jan 2019 14:41:56
Only that we don't have adequate cover. The boy has played non stop and has just no protection since coming into the team.

2.) 08 Jan 2019 15:18:51
We really missed him and it's apparently an injury he was battling for a while and it's finally crocked him.
I would hate to think Cal-Mac will be wasted at LB in the meantime, but the other options are Izzy and Hayes - who both look like their jersey's on a shoogly peg.
It all depends on how he progresses at the end of the break and maybe Calvin Miller could be an option?

3.) 08 Jan 2019 15:44:50
Sure a loaned left back could come in till end of season, Tierney hasn’t had cover since he came into the side, thought Celtic might have taken Barry Douglas when they had chance, don’t see how Lustig, Gamboa can’t switch from right to left, Tierney can, the greatest two ever could as well, Mcgrain and Jardine.

4.) 08 Jan 2019 16:06:38
Heard he`s got a hip injury that may need an operation, could be out for months .

5.) 08 Jan 2019 17:05:46
Lustig hasn't been at his best for a while now at left back
Gamboa is chronic at left back.
Switching either should never be considered.

6.) 08 Jan 2019 17:32:10
Kev83.unless your a celtic fullback in the scotland squad then it's compulsory.

7.) 08 Jan 2019 18:02:55
Lustig and Gamboa struggle at RB never mind putting them on their weaker side. Haven't seen Calvin Miller play at all at Dundee so can't judge but he didn't comfortable before leaving. Hayes for me but only if we can't bring in anyone else.

8.) 08 Jan 2019 18:49:23
If we need to get a left back on loan to fill in for kt then miller and Izzy should be punted as what’s the point in having them? We have plenty of centre halves just now if Boyata goes then maybe another will be brought in. I feel it’s a total gaff by the club knocking back the bid last summer for Boyata we can’t afford to say no to that kinda money? At our level that’s 3 good signings brought in? Can’t wait for the bhoys to get back playing fed up seeing big Rahman wetting himself every time they do the Tenerife love in in stv he must be missing honey g? 😂🍀.

9.) 08 Jan 2019 19:56:43
Heard we're in for an American LB who apparently Sevco were wanting. Heard he'd choose us over them!



24 Oct 2018 18:26:36
Brown, Griffiths, Benkovic, Rogic and Forrest out for Germany. If it wasn't for bad luck we'd have none. Brendan will just need to make the best of what he's got.


1.) 24 Oct 2018 19:00:38
Every game in Europe we've had these i juries absolutely no luck av said before and got shot down the boy benkovic seems injury prone.

2.) 24 Oct 2018 19:15:51
My team for game: 4-3-2-1

Lustig, Boyata, Benkovic, Tierney
McGregor, Mulumbu, Ntcham
Christie, Sinclair

I predict we win.

3.) 24 Oct 2018 20:11:16
Our back four are the best we’ve got.

The right wing; Lustig, McGregor and Christie makes good triangles.
The left wing; Tierney, Ntcham and Sinclair works very good with good triangles.

Mulumbu is solid in the middle and is two years younger than Broonie. So it’s like having Broonie there from two years ago.

Lots of youth and speed there and proven goal scorers.

Eduoard is firing them in lately and on form.

It’s hard for me to consider a different team.

4.) 24 Oct 2018 22:22:32
Would be my team to grey as long as benkovic is fit if not ad play sumo.

5.) 24 Oct 2018 22:34:07
To be fair? We won't win it . We won't earn any considerable money . Plus am sick of all the Thursday, Sunday games . Concentrate on the league, our form, and domestic honours. Been a shambles from the summer . Let's hope we have a good January window, win the league and hopefully a treble treble n come back stronger next season regarding Europe 💚🍀💚.

6.) 24 Oct 2018 23:01:03
We could go defensive first half with 4-2-3-1 then do a sub and change to 4-3-2-1 as above.

Lustig, Boyata, Benkovic, KT
Mulumbu, Simunovic
McGregor, Ntcham, Sinclair

Bring on Christie and pull off Simunovic if we can be more expansive second half.

7.) 25 Oct 2018 01:16:55
Mulumbu is out and Benkovic a doubt. So I'd go with

Gamboa Boyata Jozo KT
Ntcham Kouassi
Morgan McGregor Sinclair

Is Bitton back and fit? May see him get a run out?

8.) 25 Oct 2018 08:34:00
Bitton only just back in first team training I think. Can't see him getting pit straight into a game like this.




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19 Feb 2019 20:41:52
"I don't go along with the idea Brendan will leave Celtic in the summer. "He loves his job and if he wins 10 in a row he could walk on water and I think Brendan would quite like to walk on water! He's living the dream as it is" (John Hartson) Sorry Scotland Brendan is going nowhere imminently.


1.) 19 Feb 2019 23:35:37
It was the same with Martin O’Neill after he won the treble. It’s pathetic and those who perpetrate these lies should be embarrassed by it, That wee tit Nicolas is probably the worst as he was stating it as a fact that he would go in January and now here we are in February and he’s been proven to be bare faced liar but he’s not man enough to admit it was all fabricated. He just continues to spout nonsense and take the money. Horrible wee individual.

2.) 20 Feb 2019 03:44:06
I am a huge admirer of Rogers and hope he's here for years but I do fear he will walk away in the summer. He is clearly not happy with celtics transfer policy and may feel treble treble is as far as he can take celtic and as good as it can get. Getting out on a high may be on his mind. he's not stupid and knows he can't keep winning every trophy every year and winning a double would be seen not as a failure but as step down in a way. And let's face it with our transfer policy and Roger's seemingly unwilling to change his approach in europe we aren't going to progress on that front anymore than we are now. I think we could be in for some serious changes in coaching and playing staff in the summer.

3.) 20 Feb 2019 07:22:57
Rodgers was well aware of our transfer policy/ budget prior to taking the job👍.

4.) 20 Feb 2019 08:57:55
Do you work for the Dailly Record Kiwi?

5.) 20 Feb 2019 09:29:35
Or Irish kiwi, maybe winning 10 in a row is what he wants to achieve, is that a step down?

6.) 20 Feb 2019 11:00:52
If Brendan is still manager next season, he will definitely stay the following year also.
He will not want to miss out on making even more history with 10 in a row.

7.) 20 Feb 2019 11:05:36
No this sh@t again.

8.) 20 Feb 2019 11:36:20
I wouldn't be surprised either way tbh. I think he's set to stay but also if he gets a big offer in England I think he would leave.

Getting hammered regularly in Europe with us won't help his reputation either.

9.) 20 Feb 2019 11:56:56
Don't need to be a prophet or psychic to know BR will leave the club at some point and the continued speculation and predictions will be true eventually and then the 'told you so' brigade will pontificate.
Until then let's enjoy one of the best periods in our history, with domestic dominance not seen at Celtic for a long, long time, with records being set left right and centre; a full trophy cabinet and some of the best attacking football/ players in a wee while.

10.) 20 Feb 2019 12:27:28

11.) 20 Feb 2019 13:29:51
Getting a bit boring all this talk speculating on BR leaving and I'm not going to lose any sleep over it because as OAB said above one day he will leave. I hope its not for a long time yet and just want to enjoy things while he is here.
Already for me he is virtually irreplaceable because who is big enough to come here on the back of Rodgers success. As things stand if a new manager won the double it would be considered a disappointing year. Stevie G caan go to rangers and spend a fortune and win nothing and there will still be positives, like theygot past the first qualifying round of the europa league or they managed to beat an understrength Celtic team with only a few thousand Celtic supporters present. s such he will be given another yeaar or two to turn things around. How could a new manager here improve on what has been done in recent years with Rodgers at the helm, back to back invincible years with maximum points and a 100+ goal difference?
I remember thinking the same when Big Jock left and they gave us King Billy who possibly was the only one capable of taking on the managers role after Jock.

12.) 20 Feb 2019 16:51:29
Malky what's funny? If Brendan got offered say the Arsenal job or whatever are you trying to say he would sit here on a poor budget?

13.) 20 Feb 2019 18:11:39
Can't imagine Brendan going to Arsenal, they don't seem to want to spend any money and have a lot of ground to make up on the likes of city, United, Liverpool and spurs! He would need a couple of hundred million to spend with the ridiculous prices for dross down there! He's here for 10!

14.) 20 Feb 2019 19:07:37
You on a Celtic site, your pain is ripping out your posts😂😂😂.



18 Feb 2019 19:18:05
The Scottish media's institutionalised anti-Celtic, anti-Irish and anti-Catholic sentiments are there for all to see tonight after the weekends results and Celtic effectively putting one hand on the league trophy. We've got Kris Boyd ripping the arse out of being caught in a scramble alrhough nothing said when it was Neil Lennon who you can attack freely and be exhonerated by the courrts in Scotland but anyway find the person that threw the coin and ban him. We've got six broken seats probably due to youthful over exuberance when little was said about £100,000 worth of damage to Celtic Park when the people visited. We've got an outpouring of angst about our 'pitch invasion' when a dozen guys gave Broon a cuddle and the huns has had four title wining pitch invasions this season without comment. And last but not least and my all time favourite is the sectarian outcry and digging out a video with a wee laddie singing about their kit man. Absolutely nothing said when 50,000 sing anti-Catholic sectarian chants to a man on a weekly basis. Aye, we're Scotland's shame the famine is over why don't we go home. Don't buy into this Scottish press promulgated pants.


1.) 18 Feb 2019 21:13:59
Jfp through oppression and adversity we will rise no one and nothing can stop us here we go 10iar 🍀.

2.) 18 Feb 2019 21:38:46
It's always the same when we give them the slightest excuse to deflect from their own failings, offences and shortcomings.
Especially when their 'favourites' are found wanting yet again and they are too afraid to turn their venom on the scouse youth coach.
I do not condone or enjoy any bad behaviour or unsavory incidents involving our club (and coin/ object throwing should never happen) , but the exaggeration and over-reaction from the media is so typical.
Michael Stewart was even suggesting points deduction sanctions for the coin throwing - so save your pennies Bhoys for the treble treble party and the Sevco closing Down Sale lol.

3.) 19 Feb 2019 07:34:40
Digging out every minor excuse not to write an article congratulating us on a crucial result towards winning the title but to drag us through the dirt as always.

4.) 19 Feb 2019 09:24:42
Anyone who throws coins, damages seats or invades the pitch is a moron! Stop trying to play it down. It sounds like yous are trying to defend these idiots. Hope the club bans them for life👍.

5.) 19 Feb 2019 10:06:23
The amount of whatabouterry and excuses and paranoia is getting embarrassing.

6.) 19 Feb 2019 10:37:41
Been saying that for a while now👍.

7.) 19 Feb 2019 11:59:05
These morons from either side see the same sort of attention for throwing coins and 'invading' pitches. People choose not to see it. The paranoia is there on both sides too, funnily. The whole whataboutery and paranoia, from both sides, is just amusing now. Makes me feel sane.



17 Feb 2019 19:07:45
A message for Stevie G and all his loyal followers. 'This is how it feels to be Celtic - Champions again as you know - (and despite Chris Sutton getting your hopes up this morning) - Brendan Rodgers is here for 10 in row. ' It's beginning to look like Brendan hasn't forgiven you Stevie for falling on your arse and costing hiim the league. Have a great night my fellow TIMS and oh. have a great EARLY night to the rest.


1.) 17 Feb 2019 19:30:03
Haha brilliant love it 😝.

2.) 17 Feb 2019 19:36:00
PS: Have we ever seen a Captain happier to score or a team happier to win and a big shout out to Weah for his passion after a very short time with us. Nite Nite Stevie HANS a good weekend - sleep tight and give our love to wee Lourdes. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿☘️.

3.) 17 Feb 2019 19:51:13

4.) 19 Feb 2019 09:14:08
brilliant, jfp, i can feel your joy, a good day was had by all i imagine✌️🇮🇪.



17 Feb 2019 09:51:35
Hard game today but opportunity for Celtic to go and put one hand on the league title.


1.) 17 Feb 2019 11:06:43
The wet weather should help us on that sorry excuse for a park as they normally leave it dry when we visit.



14 Feb 2019 22:02:38
Disappointed as my hope was a clean sheet. We looked astonished at the result at the end and at the fact we didn't turn up. They looked stunned at how easy it was. Big question mark for me over BRs ability to send out a team not to lose at this level.


1.) 14 Feb 2019 22:48:26
It's a bit like another SPFL team coming to parkhead and playing wide open and trying to outplay us. There's a good reason they don't yet we try it against stronger opposition everytime but never seem to learn we must be more pragmatic and direct against better teams the missing no9 was glaring. We need our best 11 to even compete which sadly wasn't available and the weaknesses are their to see which we all knew as they are not new players although they can beat most spfl teams. Sunday is the important game.

2.) 14 Feb 2019 23:01:49
We looked like a team with an inferiority complex . back to the slow sideways football . every players first touch poor . silly mistakes collectivelly and individually . not a one off as we've been like this before and not just under br . is it as simple as just not good enough?

3.) 15 Feb 2019 01:39:07
Rodgers style is terrible. It's designed for teams you can dominate which is why it works so well domestically.

But also it's a simple fact that our players are not good enough.

We needed better CBs like 3 years ago and still sit with Boyata who isn't even good enough.

Bain has done ok for us as has Gordon but we needed a new keeper for 3 years too

RB - Lustig needed replaced the last two years and Toljan looks a bit like a slow Gamboa.

We need to recruit better and be tactically wiser, simple as that.

It's hard with a team full of youngsters. We need to sign some proper players.

4.) 15 Feb 2019 02:54:22
Bit harsh Tesla. To be fair our back 4 + Bain probably touched the ball more than anyone else on the park, and probably kept it better than anyone too (granted that’s not really a compliment) . The problem wasn’t really the way we defended, it was the way we possessed and attacked. We completely misjudged their capability, and BR saying we gave the game away speaks to that too. We set up to go toe to toe with them, and as much as we, the fans, flip out that we don’t set up to sit back and counter on these teams, I feel like this is Rodgers proving a point - like he’s out to test the squad at the highest level rather than sneak a win here and there.

5.) 15 Feb 2019 07:10:56
It's harsh but also true. I don't really agree with us defending well and tbh it's not just about tonight.

Partly the managers shape but also other games show we need better.

Rodgers is out to win truly as oppose to steal wins but will that realistically ever happen?

How many years will that take? We are already 3 years in and we have hardly won a game in European competition.

Problem is we say we can't afford to spend, for this tactic to be effective you need a high level of player in every position.

So if we don't want to spend we need to be wiser tactically.

We can't have our cake and eat it by playing inferior players in a Spanish style of possession football.

That's like st. Mirren going toe to toe with us, we would hit them for 6.




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13 Jan 2019 13:12:11
Cracker Donjim 👍 A Scottish Angel Gabriel would have come proclaiming gloom, doom and Bad News regarding all things Celtic!




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28 May 2018 15:36:06
Can’t take to the guy GHTF for me I’m afraid.




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21 Apr 2018 13:44:17
You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers Arrowh. God Bless ☘️.




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19 Apr 2018 20:45:11
New Hun tap released though-Blue and White with a Red Neck! 🇬🇧.





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17 Feb 2019 19:36:00
PS: Have we ever seen a Captain happier to score or a team happier to win and a big shout out to Weah for his passion after a very short time with us. Nite Nite Stevie HANS a good weekend - sleep tight and give our love to wee Lourdes. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿☘️.




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15 Feb 2019 20:53:17
Joe away and play tig on the mate.