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03 Mar 2019 10:13:45
BR linked with a move for Boyata (and McGinn) is that it started? Can we expect him to come in for McGreggor, Forrest, KT or maybe Sinclair?


1.) 03 Mar 2019 10:29:27
Tbh mgregor or Tierney would never go unless they got told there off specially not with him.

2.) 03 Mar 2019 19:26:13
I’m not so sure Tierney never distanced himself from the Everton speculation with media reports suggesting he was open to the change.
Boyata will go to Leicester on a Bosman for certain.

3.) 03 Mar 2019 23:29:39
I think Boyata takes a few games to get back to form even after a short spell out through injury but when he has played a few games he is definitely a fine centre half.

4.) 04 Mar 2019 17:41:53
I think we will probably struggle to buy a better defender than Boyata, on his day he is very good player. Yes he has the odd lapse of concentration but if he didn't he would still be at city I suppose.



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!




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19 May 2019 10:33:34
Ranieri available in the summer realistic or pie in the sky?


1.) 19 May 2019 12:34:49
Think he is past his best although maybe a good DOF for a young boss?

2.) 19 May 2019 13:13:40
Would rather Lennon!

3.) 19 May 2019 13:38:53
Ranieri is total class, I'd have him in any capacity.



18 May 2019 17:50:51
It will be great to see one of our finest no.8s in my lifetime lead Celtic out tomorrow and present league title no. 8 to our current no. 8 and captain Scott Brown. Made me wonder though which past no. 9 should present no. 9 next year and no. 10 the following year?


1.) 18 May 2019 18:06:55
Like the idea, great shout.

2.) 18 May 2019 18:10:58
Sutton for me.

3.) 18 May 2019 18:17:12
Andy thom for 10, what a player he was.

4.) 18 May 2019 18:18:58
The Lisbon Lions both times. Equalling their record next year and then if we get ten, being the Celtic men they are, they'd be delighted I'm sure. The past few weeks have shown we need to let them know how much they mean to the club while they're still here.

5.) 18 May 2019 18:44:19
Sutton for 9, think how much every sevconian inclined person in the land would b spewing n frothing at the mouth! Would make the 9 even sweater lol.

6.) 18 May 2019 18:44:50
Willie Wallace for 9, Bertie for 10 and Lennon for 11.

7.) 18 May 2019 20:09:12
Definitely Sutton for 9 but it’s got to be big Tommy Callaghan for 10 as he missed out on the last time we were going for it.



09 May 2019 20:45:20
The more I see, hear and cringe at the slippy fella the more grateful I am he never played for Celtic. Nothing worse than when you find out one of your own players is a total fud. And while I'm no lover of any team in the EPL except whichever one is playing against the tan fella with the white teeth's team is I hope Spurs rip them a new one in the final. Ach, well God Bless my beloved Queen who claimed her taxes and burst the Govanites and here's wishing wee Airchie aw the best his hard wee life will offer.


1.) 09 May 2019 22:00:05
Hard life my arse.

2.) 10 May 2019 01:40:53
Beloved queen! No our fecking queen our royal blood line was (scottish) was murdered by them it's the government you want to thank man did jfp in brother.

3.) 10 May 2019 06:38:10
Chris Bhoy you’ve missed my sarcasm and preaching to the converted here my friend. Our royal bloodline was iindeed Scottish and Catholic hence why one Stuart heir is buried in the Vatican. But I only have one Queen my friend and she was the Mother of My Lord and Saviour.

4.) 10 May 2019 09:42:04
Ma auld late mother the inkycqueen for me ;;up the republic "

5.) 10 May 2019 10:17:47
Sorry jfp lol I'm bad at sarcasm man Mrs keeps trying to be sarcy never get it hh brother 😊.



05 May 2019 15:32:48
Ed any thoughts on Jose the Special One rumours? Potentially true or pants?


{Ed007's Note - It's just more Sly Spurts made up dross - only this time in Italian.}

1.) 05 May 2019 15:48:36
Aye your right Ed probably just a PIZZA nonsense or a rumour that’s getting PASTA boot.

{Ed007's Note - That's terrible.}

2.) 05 May 2019 15:53:56
We shouldn’t believe anything on tagliatelle!

3.) 05 May 2019 16:01:09
I'd have him in a second.

4.) 05 May 2019 16:22:15
Kev, me too he’s got an ego bigger than Brendan’s right enough but has some record apart from a bad spell with the prawn sandwich eaters.

5.) 05 May 2019 16:30:16
Was it really that bad JFP? He won them a European trophy and a league cup.

6.) 05 May 2019 16:41:05
Aye fair point Kev he’d be an excellent appointment.

7.) 05 May 2019 17:27:44
His record is fantastic and he knows the game - but apart from Porto, he was given squillians of pounds at every club to buy top players and although he has had great success, his ego and attitude seems to have caused controversy and broken team spirit in his last two jobs.

8.) 05 May 2019 17:40:36
I wouldn't believe this rumour for a second and a second at Celtic Park would be all it would take for both Celtic Board and for the special one to decide they were not a match.

9.) 05 May 2019 17:43:19
Cant forgive him for Seville.

10.) 05 May 2019 18:39:10
Am with you Steph he'd have us diving all over the place never mind the surly nature and the talk what he's done years ago . Spent force.

11.) 05 May 2019 19:34:47
Seville for me too. But he's been kicked down the pecking order pretty bad lately and if he had the humility to try to build something I could just about be convinced. But when has he ever done that?

12.) 05 May 2019 23:09:13
Never ever ever ever forgive that **** for Seville Steph. Broke my heart that cheating ba*tard.



05 May 2019 14:01:36
Player of the Year: Calum McGregor

Young Player of the Year: Kris Ajer

Goal of the Season: Scott Brown v St. Johnstone.

James Hunt of the Year: Brendan Rodgers.


1.) 05 May 2019 15:17:33
It's a sham that Kent Hastie Turnbul and Fergusonare are nominees for Scotlands young player of the year. Ajer and Edouard are far superior compared to the others. Kents 22 so why is he in the young category?

{Ed007's Note - The voting's actually done around Christmas & New Year time when Ajer was just starting to get a run in the team. The cut-off for the YPOTY is 23 at the start of the present season, Raheem Sterling is 24 now and won the English version.}

2.) 05 May 2019 17:43:18
Was Hastie in the premiership before January . I may be wrong but I thought he was at Alloa before January window.




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15 Jan 2019 22:18:00
Adam Mathews?




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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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20 May 2019 20:26:44
Holy Mary Mother of God don’t give Davie Moyes the nod.




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16 May 2019 18:49:04
Cheers Jaw I was having a rubbishty day as it was but now you’ve well cheered me up. Announce Moyes and that will well feck ma day up. PS: Do you think Boris and Donald are twins?




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16 May 2019 18:23:51
What odds is Arlene Foster Phil?




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13 May 2019 12:20:04
Stevie agreed they’ve got better although starting from ground zero but we’ve also got worse which has narrowed the gap further. Dembele for starters was never replaced nor was Armstrong off the top of my head. But we’re agreed the balls now firmly in Celtic’s court to invest and re-establish the differential.




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13 May 2019 09:07:35
I said the same thing to my laddie yesterday. On most occasions during their 9 in a row my memory is generally being able to raise our game against them and on many occasions ran over the top of them when it didn’t matter. I remember celebrating like the Govan hoards yesterday. Then waking up on the Monday morning only to realise in the final analysis we’d won nothing and nobody cared. And that’s where our friends across the city are this morning despite yesterday’s (SKY QUOTE) ‘massive result’ for Slipping Stephen. Three competitions won none 6 points behind in the league and second place while Celtic are champions again as we know. That being said it’s a massive wake up call and to use the word we often use for them we’re deluded if we don’t think the gap has narrowed. The other thing we learned yesterday and I’m a massive fan of his is that Lennon isn’t the man to move us forward or to make another statement of intent as we did when we appointed Rodgers after our cup defeat to them. As Ed said yesterday on live chat ‘Over to you Mr. Desmond’.