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04 Jun 2014 11:36:23
Talksh1t radio saying Robin Dellia from stromgodset in running for managers post. Worrying times if true IMO


1.) How is that worrying? Sounds quite promising

2.) Not at all, worrying times would be ignoring all possibilities and going for coyle.

3.) Why exactly is that worrying? Bringing in a young manager who apprently plays good attacking football and has worked wonders with a small club. Personally I think it's very refreshing as opposed to giving managers like Keane, Coyle or Housten a look in

4.) Don't see how this is worrying, by all accounts he is a good coach. might need a Celtic head as an assistant or first team coach to help him bed in, but that wouldn't be a problem.

Possible different ideas could mean more excitement for next season.

5.) 04 Jun 2014 12:48:59
How is this worrying? The guy clearly has something about him. He led them to a Norwegian cup and took them from 12th to league winners. If anything this is a massive coup for us, a young up and coming manager who is tactically aware and brings fast paced attacking football, just look at Stefan Johannsen, the kind of players this guy likes to produce. Exciting times ahead if you ask me

6.) Not worrying at all. Thinks this would be a great appointment. Modern attacking football with youth, that's is what is required. Hail Hail

7.) One minute were being linked with former premiership managers with experience then get linked with unknown managers from a league worse than spfl. If you want to sign an unknown manager I would rather it be from Spain Italy France Germany holland Portugal this guy might be good and there is no guarantees with anyone but it is totally uninspiring and appears to be a continuing downgrading at our club if he is to become manager. I can already see the headline celtic sign man who lost 15-0 only a couple months ago.

8.) I'm with 70's Jimmy. So much so I'm totally going to ignore this link as having any substance! There's a few on here happy though so I'll just accept being the minority I guess. Sigh.

9.) Who had heard of wim jansen as a manager before 1997?

10.) D'you not mean Ronny Deila? Player / asst manager at Stromsgodset since 2006, manager since manager since 2008. Won one league and one cup in six yrs? League stats are:

2008: 11/14 (P26, W8, D5, L13, F33, A44)
2009: 12/16 (P30, W10, D6, L14, F40, A42)
2010: 07/16 (P30, W13, D4, L13, F51, A59)
2011: 08/16 (P30, W12, D9, L9, F44, A43)
2012: 02/16 (P30, W17, D7, L6, F62, A40)
2013: 01/16 (P30, W19, D6, L5, F66, A26)

Can't say I've heard of him or know what his style of play, etc is like - but that record does not impress me in the slightest.

11.) As you said there is no guarantees with anyone. All manager great good or bad have to start somewhere. Managers such as Mourinho, Klopp and AVB have had humble beginnings and gone on to be great managers. He seems to be suited to our style and I don't think this is a lack of ambition. I actually think it's more ambitious to appoint a young manager who has a good track record than EPL cast offs who have all failed and are uninspiring.

12.) I personally think this would be a good move, totally diff concept from what everyone has been saying to me it's a +ve step to better football.

13.) Hamilton Bhoy - are you actually serious?

14.) HamiltonBhoy, I think those stats are great. This guy is managing in a league far more competitive in ours, the top 3 finishers in this league change pretty much every year. As for the winner only Rosenberg and Molde have won back to back titles in recent years. Don't forget the main stat of all, they finished top last year. Champions.

15.) As you've mentioned avb Jose and klopp it backs up my call of appoint someone from football nations that are respected Germany Portugal Spain France holland, I've not heard of many people recommending Norway as a nation to pick up managers.if he was to be assistant I could possibly understand it but never manager

16.) He hasn't spent a bean, and still outdid the equivalent of Celtic/the other mob in Rosenberg and Molde. The thing that I like is he isn't scared to go and learn from other top managers, - supposedly he's been at Barca/Ajax/Man C, Utd/Dortmund to name a few. We have to many dinosaur managers that think they know better, think they know it all, and won't change the way they play regardless. They come out with the same old nonsense about working hard/being good at set-pieces, these should be a given. At club level/Internationally we have been shown up and completely humbled compared to say Italy/Spain/Germany. Moyes was found out at Man Utd, supposedly the players thought his ideas were from the dark ages, even Martin O'Neil couldn't handle Di Canio saying his Sunderland team wasn't fit enough, - In the uk we think we have a monopoly on how football should be played/how things should be done, but guess what, we have been left behind!

17.) I'm deadly serious Anton + Garry. I'm just as weary of going for someone unheard of to someone we know will struggle like Owen Coyle. I wouldn't describe finishing mid to bottom table in Norway's top flight for 4 yrs, runners up then winners once each as great. If that's all it takes to be a candidate for manager of the Scottish champions nowadays then Stuart McCall, Derek Adams, Darren Ferguson, etc must all be contenders as well then?!

18.) I was on yesterday saying how I would prefer us to go down the roots and go for lambert or jackie mac, if we went for another option though I would definetely take a gamble on this guy. Young ambitious and let's face it we have nothing to lose and won't really spend a lot in compensation, I do agree tho, nobody had heard of wim Jansen as the guy earlier posted, also just seen that his agent was seen leaving parkhead, the same agent of johansen, this was showing on tv btw in which it actually showed the guy so something must be going on. By guiding this stromsgotset team from 12th to champions does speak volumes and I think he's certainly worth a punt

19.) I know nothing about the guy but what looks obv is that his team progresses every year.Lookin at the stats HB it looks like this guy has done the equivalent of St. Johnstone winnin the league here.If that actually happened wudnt we be hailing the St.Johnstone manager as the next Stein/Fergie/Morinho?

{Ed007's Note - Stromsgodset are losing 1-0 at half-time away to second division Tromsdalen in the Norwegian cup - he's perfect for the CFC job! ;)

20.) I think most fans are so fed up with the delay that we'd take Delia feckin Smith as our new manager never mind Robin Deila!

21.) If you look at his record fi a negative point of view then he's a bit inconsistent, fi a positive view there's steady-ish improvement tbh. If he's as good as the Norwegian's have made him out to be then I'd be happy to see whit he's got in his locker!

22.) Keane is out the frame. now all we need is Coyle to be discounted and i'll be happy.

23.) Well most on here thought Garcia would be a good appointment and he couldn't get the mighty Brighton out the championship and is now plying his trade at the mighty maccabi tel aviv maybe this boy will do ok

24.) Knocked out cup 4-2 tonite by 2nd div team sign him apparently they played well!

25.) Jim grow up mate. One bad result in cup competition, pretty sure Morton knocked us out last year and they were also relegated. This guy is the level our club is now at, I'd be willing to be the brings success. Obviously our scouts haven't just been watching players.

{Ed007's Note - So you think PL was preparing to replace NL all season? Interesting...}

26.) Jim1972, and your recommendation for manager would be?. People who actually watch football outwith the world of Sky will tell you he is an excellent young manager who has, importantly, modern views on football and how to play the game. I, for one, would be happy with someone like this, rather than the Coyles of this world. If I had to choose a UK based manager, it would be Steve Clarke.

27.) Well said Garry92, one stupid result doesn't reflect the guys reputation or potential. It's the exact same as the Morton game last season or the Ross county in Lennons first for few games or even when the mighty Barcelona were beaten by us! Upsets happen its part n parcel of the game! I really think the positives have to be looked upon, he, s 38 who is only going to get better and supposedly He likes to play attacking football and develop young players into gems. There's a bit of a ring to that as that's what we have been doing the last few years with signings? Johansen played with his team and from what I've saw he, a probably our best midfielder overall and that's sad saying it since he only came in January, he's always closing down and very attack minded, why not take a gamble? Instead of going for all the stupid British based under achievers, ie keane coyle etc

28.) Garry you should be embarrassed to say that stromgodset is our level now they play in front of a couple of thousand people have you settled to being at that level?
Cmac I would look for Clarke/rosler/Evans in uk before tinny and in Europe there are numerous clubs punching above their size in top leagues like getafe rayo vallecano hereenveen if you want unknowns.

29.) Jim I didn't say the club were at our level, I said the manager. He's a young exciting up and coming manager who clearly has a lot of potential. This is what we need to be looking for, not some sacked manager from down south who's looking to repair a tarnished reputation or a manager who would demand a huge wage and transfer budget.

30.) If that is where we're at then Gary why are the board even talking to keane and why would they consider moyes Clarke etc or is it just a smokescreen to kid fans on?

31.) I would be all for Deila getting the job.
Unlike other candidates he hasn't yet failed at any job . Most if not all have had more failures in their career than success .

32.) We obviously don't know the ins and outs behind the scenes but the way I see it it, Desmond wanted Keane and only Desmond. Lawwell in my eyes is doing the right thing here. All these names are paper talk, can we really believe most of the names mentioned were actually targets?



02 Jun 2014 20:44:31
Well that's the list getting shorter Oscar Garcia has gone back to maccabi tel aviv.





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21 Feb 2018 14:50:44
Pretty sure it won't happen but what reaction do you think Celtic would give if we were sent to Ibrox for a third time this season? Or is there an official agreement it can't happen?


1.) 21 Feb 2018 15:28:23
Cant happen Jim, got to do with full season tickets and special season tickets which don't include games against them. Football wise it wouldn't matter we'd pump them anyway😁.

2.) 21 Feb 2018 15:44:58
Aye but stevie the way it's worked out? Two teams out of the top six need to go there for a 3Rd time. Can't see it being us tho, more likely hearts n hibs.

3.) 21 Feb 2018 16:19:33
What would the reaction be from that lot if they had to come to Paradise? Pitch forks and marches to Hampden?



19 Sep 2016 09:57:37
Hopefully O'Connell simunovic and boyata get runouts on wed and Saturday as I don't see any benefit to kolo as he's not had any positive impact so far and at 35 I only see a guy running down his career with a big fish in a small pond. I've never been convinced with Erik at the back as he is often out of position and his distribution is poor. I'm also fearful that Brendan will turn a blind eye to the goalkeeper as he's his signing as is kolo and that will look bad in his eyes and therefor persevere with them. It's fair to say lustig is our best rb and should play there at least until Gamboa settles in to the squad.


1.) 19 Sep 2016 10:21:40
totally disagree regarding kolo jim, the guy has steadied our defence and could see what he brings, if he was running down his career mate he couldve earned quadruple the cash he is on atm. defence looked lost yesterday without him imo, the keeper situation is a concern but will reserve judgement on DDV till he's played more than 4 games.

2.) 19 Sep 2016 10:55:28
How can you say he's steadied the defence when he has played in 8 competitive matches and hasn't kept a clean sheet in any of them? I'm not saying it's all his fault as I think the whole defence has actually been worse than last season regardless of cl qualification. I'm reasonably happy with our attacking options but our defensive midfield and defenders is a concern.

3.) 19 Sep 2016 11:18:49
Jeezo we get pumped of Barcelona and draw yesterday and everybodys all doom and gloom, because we haven't kept a clean sheet the defence is at fault, were going to get chances againt us jim because of the way we play now, but to say toure isn't better than what we had last yr is ridiculous imo, now your saying boyata should get another chance? why not bring efe back in also since they were last seasons back 2, unbeaten in the league so far and playing attacking football that leaves us open, seems some fans just need to have a scapegoat,

4.) 19 Sep 2016 11:30:24
Yes I do think boyata should get another chance as he's young enough to learn from mistakes with better coaching. At no point did I suggest playing efe so why mention him? I did mention O'Connell and simunovic which you ignored. I said I am reasonably happy with our attack but if they aren't firing it's important our defence bails them out which at present doesn't look likely do you think conceding goals in nearly every match is good? Even putting Barcelona aside. If you don't question them now when do you question them? when we get put out a domestic cup and say goodbye to another missed treble.

5.) 19 Sep 2016 11:37:34
Jim1972 apart from Boyata comment who I think could be Efe's twin brother agreed on your other 3 points. Not gloom and doom Bhoywonder but Still a question mark over big Erik the Viking for me. Nae pace, positional sense questionable and distribution as Jimbo said poor. Kolo-been a steadying influence at times but still a question mark for me as to what he gives us at 35 and certainly didn't think we'd bought Paul Elliot when I watched him. Goalkeeper unimpressive so far to say the least and thought of him playing in the Chapmions League gives me a squeaky bum but still to see if Brendan has humility to admit mistake and put Gordon back in in between the sticks. And last point in agreement with Jimbo Lustig is our best right back at the moment until if and when Gamboa proves different.

An last point in agreement with James.

6.) 19 Sep 2016 11:42:02
I agree about toure steading the ship - we would be beaten in the league and out of CL for sure without him.

possibly BR feels 1) he won't be here more than a season and 2) maybe he's "too big" a presence and therefore feels he needs to reign him in and get the long term (2 seasons) guys up to speed - or assess if we still need to buy there.

But he has already more than paid his wages getting us into the groups and his experience my be invaluable for O'Connell et al. Also possible coaching job whist he earns his badges.

7.) 19 Sep 2016 12:01:40
didnt ignore it jim but they weren't part of our defence last season, you stated our defence was better last season, i just don't agree with that pal, you want to see changes for alloa so let's bring in boyata who imo has done nothing since he has been here, and jozo who is just back after 8 months out, people on this forum have been saying for ages that lustig should be moved in one but as soon as we conceded yesterday he shouldn't be in CB position, so let's go with a back 4 of lustig, boyata, jozo, teirney, will you say the same if we get beat with they 4? and like i said ill reserve judgment on DDV and gamboa till they have played a good few games for us, same was said of sinclair when he signed and now according to some he's the new messiah, i also don't think we wouldve conceded the 2nd yesterday if toure was playing, but seems we fans just like a moan when we don't trounce teams by 4 or 5.

8.) 19 Sep 2016 12:04:47
Toures done well imo think he needs a settled partner been a bit chop changy he's had lustig young oconnel Erik and now jozo who I think should be the man and keep lustig at rb if fit the bhoy Gamboa looks a bit jankoish to me but he needs time.

9.) 19 Sep 2016 12:36:32
My final point on this for now, we are in the champions league not because of kolo but because of a great scoring match at home against hapoel the defence nearly blew it away.

10.) 19 Sep 2016 12:53:15
Got to agree Jim, BR has got us playing good attacking football and the addition of Dembele and Sinclair, plus the resurgence of Forrest has been very encouraging - as has Rogic's performances + LG.
However we have a lot more quantity in defense than quality and even a class act like Toure is finding the pace and pressure of games at Celtic a wee bit too much at his age.
However, surely we can find the right blend with a settled unit, between:- Gordon, De Vries, Fasan, Gamboa, Lustig, Toure, Simunovic, Boyata, Ambrose, O'Connell, Schiavchenko, Tierney and Izzaguire?!

11.) 19 Sep 2016 22:19:44
Some people don't want to be pleased . In nearly all our domestic games this season before yesterday we won every game with plenty to spare . We may have conceded a goal every game but I am sure any team with an emphasis on attacking and successful at attacking as we are don't consider the loss of a goal as the end of the road . I preferred us beating the Govan team by scoring five even though we did concede one, than a drab 1 nil game .
Surely we don't want our full backs to stay back and our two wide men to spend most of their time in our half.



26 Aug 2016 14:39:06
With the big 4 nations guaranteed 4 teams in champions league is it fair to assume there could be an extra round of qualifiers for celtic? And do French Portuguese etc still get automatic entry as the tourney is still 32 teams?


1.) 26 Aug 2016 15:11:31
I wouldn't be surprised if 5th place in EPL start getting into the qualifiers eventually.

2.) 26 Aug 2016 15:39:48
Surely the clubs outside the BIG 4 NATIONS as they call it should come together and stand up to uefa and say "sorry but we're no having it". Surely there must be something that can be done in the name of fairness to the rest of European clubs. Why should the bigger teams from the big 4 continually get all the financial benefits going and the rest just get the scraps? It's pathetic. They'd be aswell going the full hog and changing the name of the champions league as more than half the teams in it will be non league winners.

{Ed007's Note - It's the Big 4 that are sticking up to UEFA, Garry and if UEFA don't keep them happy they'll walk away taking all the glamour and more importantly the TV money and advertising with them.
Ed002 is in Monaco just now and here's the latest she has after yesterday's discussions:

There is a counter-proposal to the pan-European breakaway that has partially been backed by UEFA to try and save their own skin. This is an option to the breakaway as everyone now knows the reality of it. The proposal is to rename and change the format of the UEFA Champions League to make it an elite closed-shop pan-European league with a fixed number of teams – and these would be the same teams every year. It would then require the restructuring of the Europa League and the possible introduction of a lower-tier European competition. Although they have yet to flesh out the detail and there is now a major concern that the impetus for this is not coming from Europe, although one major Football Association has given their support and discussions have also been held with the leading clubs from England (Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal). The American backer, Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins, has requested a meeting with an extant group of sides considering the pan-European breakaway to discuss his proposals. They have yet to respond but having identified the source of much of the funding (and that raising a concern) will wish to discuss it between themselves first. However, UEFA are now considering yet another proposal that would see some places in the CL fixed (probably to previous winners) and then see it supplemented by Champions and second place sides each season. This complicates matters again as it means the re-introduction of a third competition or the significant restructuring of the EL. The plan being put to clubs is a summer/preseason tournament that will evolve in to a parallel league, and of course eventually in to a complete breakaway for these clubs. As a first step to all of this, UEFA have negotiated minor changes that will see the four entrants from England, Germany, Spain and Italy enter the existing Champions League group stages without any qualification beyond their National League position (so no entry to qualifying rounds). This has been agreed by the European Club Association but UEFA did not want to discuss it with the separate group of “elite” sides discussing the Pan European League (and that “elite” group includes three English sides) as they are aware they will get no more than a shrug and no long-term support.}

3.) 26 Aug 2016 21:26:40
Said before, these so called elite shites will be heavily reliant on all us plebs to finance their little shindig through subscriptions etc. A total boycott by the rest of Europe would end it in one year because it is all about cash and sponsors and advertisers won, t take the hit. I for one have no interest in any competition we are not in, I certainly won't give them "one thin dime".



23 Jun 2016 13:00:01
Anyone know how many season tickets have been sold so far? I've heard varying reports of 42k to 50k sold.




09 Mar 2016 13:22:18
Nice to see premier league capping prices for away fans at £30 what's the chances of doing the same up here and adjust price for poorer quality and say max £20 for visiting fans. I won't hold my breath though.


1.) 09 Mar 2016 18:12:43
Jim 1972, I am sure that if the SPL received even 10% of the money the EPL receives then all SPL teams would be happy to have a maximum price less than £30!

2.) 09 Mar 2016 21:37:05
All associations should be capping ticket prices for fans regardless of TVs money. Greed will eventually catch up and killie are about to get another reality check in 10 days time charging £26 for a live TV game and I'm pretty sure we're about to be milked when rangers come back next year on season ticket prices. Fans are turning away in droves and it's not just the quality that's off putting its prices.

3.) 10 Mar 2016 23:35:22
Price of ticket is almost totally irrelevent to the thousands who travel from afar to Celtic Park every other week. It is becoming more and more unmanageable.




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10 Dec 2017 20:35:02
Johnny in the summer he had come off 6 month great displays. At the minute he’s been off form and injured and city are flying high, circumstances change perhaps they would sell now?




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09 Dec 2017 20:20:08
I'd love Celtic to take the initiative and say we want paddy here's our offer and get the deal done. He's never going to make it at city and having regular games when fit and a proper pre season is what he need and regardless of Forrest form just now he is a player who is different and someone we desperately need. His stock is as low as it has been with city so who knows if we bid realistically he could be ours to develop for us.




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04 Jul 2017 09:08:07
If Armstrong is as happy as some people suggest then please tell us why he hasn't signed a new contract yet? I'm pretty sure he'll have an agent to do his negotiations for him so I don't buy in to the focusing on matches just now talk. allhe has to do is turn up and sign once a deal is in place unless he fancies a crack elsewhere and he isn't going to sign an extension. I think Celtic should set a date to say sign or be sold as we can't afford players to leave for nothing.




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08 Jun 2017 15:45:35
Hopefully things start rolling with news on signings and resignings after the international matches which could be delaying things with Hayes and Armstrong amongst others.




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25 May 2017 15:52:19
I've sent an email to Celtic at my disappointment at these cancellations as I genuinely believe we shouldn't fear what might happen. If there is a genuine concern then cancel all events but then where do you stop fear? stop going to the movies high Street pub shopping centre etc.


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20 Feb 2018 07:59:09
You do realise it's snowflake season not pantomime season. boooo.




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19 Feb 2018 17:16:47
Welsbhoy i've said repeatedly I've never booed but I won't condemn others that's their choice especially at the end of games. i didn't condemn the green brigade when they slagged the board for buying inferior players with their display, is that not slagging Celtic players? If everyone acted like the green brigade the ground would be shut and no-one would know the score as you've alluded you don't know what's happening yourself. Im also pretty sure the club value the support who don't cause hassle more than half a section😮.




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19 Feb 2018 14:50:43
So now your talking about those that booed and questioning if they support their team over the armchair brigade many of whom don't want to give Celtic money? And I'm not talking about those who can't go for financial of health reasons or live far away etc more the group that could go but don't want to and would rather buy sky or go to the pub. ps those that booed and there were plenty didn't do it during the game and didn't direct it at individuals but as a general collective at final whistle which may or may not be right but it doesn't bother me that they did boo.


{Ed007's Note - I'm saying that those that boo our own players are complete morons that we could do without. Yes I'm questioning their support, unless of course you can explain how acting like a spoilt brat and booing a Celtic team full of youngsters for DRAWING a game is supporting the team?
Those idiots booed off a Celtic team containing players like Calvin Miller(20), KT(20), McGregor(24), Ajer(19), Edouard, Hendry(22), Musonda(20) and Kouassi(20) and you think that's OK? The squad is down to the bare bones with injuries and that was probably the best team Rodgers could have picked considering the run of games we're in and we drew, we didn't get beat and we weren't played off the park, our kids drew an SPFL game increasing our lead in the league and were booed off the park. #BESTFANSINTHEWORLD
Do you want posters to start their posts by saying if they've got a season ticket or not? That way you won't need to read opinions of the armchair brigade that don't go to games, or what about a separate page altogether where all the important fans can talk about things like what you missed during the game?}



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19 Feb 2018 14:16:28
So now you've taken it from the match/ armchair to the Nativity show lol. Ps I wouldn't worry about those poor we fragile footballers too much I'm sure they'll jump in their Bentley's and get over it. 😫.


{Ed007's Note - And I've have thought the grown men would know better than booing young players who play for a team they claim to support, and just because there's other idiots in the stadium that think that it's OK because they've paid for their ticket doesn't mean it is. If they stayed in the house and watched it on TV they'd maybe understand football better.
If you don't think that booing affects players, not just youngsters either, then you know even less than I'm giving you credit for.}



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19 Feb 2018 13:27:07
I've never claimed Celtic fans are the best in the world I'll leave that to other I prefer to follow my team rather than claim Celtic family etc. As I said I've never booed and never will but I believe if you pay your money you can let the team/ manager/ board know how you feel by booing or leaving or by using banners if you feel the need. I also sometimes like to vent frustration on this forum. And I'll stick to my opinion it's better to watch a game than rely on streams or subscriptions for matches.


{Ed007's Note - Hopefully the morons do leave and don't come back then, they'll see more of the game watching it in the house anyway, and they can sit in their living room booing at the TV and waving their RODGERSOUT banners.
I wonder if the same cretins that think it's OK to boo and abuse young Celtic players think it would be OK to go to a kid's school nativity and boo the wee ginger guy with a stutter playing Joseph simply because they've paid for your ticket? Just because you've paid for a ticket doesn't give you an excuse to be an ar$hole, it's as simple as that.}