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03 Jan 2019 15:04:20
We find ourselves in a pretty strange situation due to the disastrous summer window we had. We possibly need at least 6 bodies in:
RB, Ch, back up Lb, Cm, left winger and 2 strikers.

Every position that we all thought should have been done in the summer.
However the effort of all the players and staff means we have a trophy in the cabinet top of the league and still in Europe. A few imaginative signings and maybe a few experienced ones will see us having another successful season.

As I right this, morelas has just escaped any punishment for his actions. surprise surprise.

Jungle john

{Ed033's Note - What you write could be right (especially about Morelos). :)

1.) 03 Jan 2019 16:16:21
Personally for me we don’t need cover for left back as Izzy is still good enough. He got hung out to dry against Aberdeen and should’ve played on Saturday. We do need a centre back tho, this boy Weah is seen as a winger, we need one striker for me as I think Griffith will travel to Dubai and a centre midfielder. They look to be signing Defoe and Davis who will be cracking signings for them I believe so we need to get something done.

2.) 03 Jan 2019 17:22:48
Agree with everything you've said Their John, 6 signings I should be the aim and a lot of the deadwood going out get the wage budget down, quality is what we need not the rubbish we have been signing, unfortunately it's 6 quality buys we need so it won't be cheap but we have skimped the last few years bar eddy, that new side sevco are in over 20m of debt I believe and still going strong with more buys Defoe and davis strange for a club that's got more outgoings than income and in so much debt in such a short life 2012 lol! Anyway the celts have plenty in the bank no debts and a billionaire owner i honestly don't understand why we are looking at players in the 1-3m bracket when we need quality to become better we should always be looking to improve but we haven't in the last 5 years we have got weaker this is the time to spend to assure the league title and get into the champions league were we belong and to give a good account of ourselves in the champions league too we are more than capable their is teams with a smaller budget than us done well in the champions league so we know we can get back to that level with wise buys fingers crossed we do the business hail hail.

3.) 04 Jan 2019 12:56:01
That will be lucky if Defoe is as good as Kenny Miller was for them, similar ages, similar dulled sharpness and stamina.



02 Jan 2019 16:04:38
Plenty of alarm bells have been ringing this season even before the shambles of the sevco game. The most glaring for me was a lack of fight and presence in the team.
Push the boat out and bring big Victor back. He will be leaving spurs so why not try?

If we bring the young striker in, why not bring an Andy Carroll in for 6 months to help. He would take some pressure off and give us a different option. I know he ain't the long term answer but he has something (if fit) that would ruffle up teams. One thing is for sure who ever comes in needs to hit the ground running.

Jungle john

1.) 02 Jan 2019 17:58:45
Andy Carroll would need to prove his fitness for me, that plus take a hefty wage cut, but must important is his fitness. Last thing we need is another striker on The sidelines.

2.) 02 Jan 2019 18:07:37
Andy Carroll to help What, the doctors and physios earn their wages?

3.) 02 Jan 2019 19:31:58
People are going daft about the Compper transfer but are talking about Andy Carol!
Yeah that makes a lot of sense.

4.) 02 Jan 2019 23:40:37
I did say if fit. if not Carroll that type of player. am sure the sevco defence were quacking in there boots with our attaching options.
We need a different option. gordon can't play the long ball cause there is no one to hold it up.
Did anyone read the comments from the young strikers manager. "very raw and one for the future"
We need something different.

5.) 02 Jan 2019 23:53:47
It's a risk but why not take a 6 month risk?

6.) 03 Jan 2019 00:34:28
Are we being serious with this Andy Carroll stuff he's made more appearances on a league of their own than a football pitch in the last six years he'd be far too big a risk for me guys.

{Ed0333's Note - the Loch Ness monster has made more appearances than Andy Carroll in the last 6 years

7.) 03 Jan 2019 02:15:33
Gordon can't get the ball past the half way line anyway.

8.) 03 Jan 2019 10:31:54
Andy Carroll started yesterday didn’t finish no impact made but played some part in my opinion not for me but am no picking the team the only one who knows is BR and his team so we just need to wait and see and when the player signs we will support them.

9.) 03 Jan 2019 10:56:08
Nessie is a better player as well.

10.) 03 Jan 2019 12:49:29
Rich t . even morales if he signed?

11.) 03 Jan 2019 12:50:25
We do need that other option up front but the best way to counteract that is play Bain over Gordon.

12.) 03 Jan 2019 17:59:04
Andy Carroll and Rodgers don't get on I believe, comments from Carroll about how he messed him about while at Liverpool.

I think the players that are there also need a bit of a bigger name or a signal of intent to get them going again. Our teams of old had winners in them with some pedigree, something I think going down the development route is misses.

13.) 03 Jan 2019 18:57:17
If anyone is concerned enough to say IF HE STAYS FIT we should run a mile.

14.) 04 Jan 2019 16:50:41
Would any1 consider llorente from spurs is older but he calibre player and is available.

15.) 04 Jan 2019 19:44:23
Andy Carroll has more court appearances than club appearances.



23 Sep 2018 15:00:17
No investment. poor signings. poor team selection. poor tactics. Will we finish 2nd . cause on current performances we ain't winning the league.
For to long people have been complacent. just needing to turn up. we don't need to spend money. What a load of rubbish.

Jungle john

1.) 23 Sep 2018 15:16:38
The Celtic Board in many years to come will look at this season with either the following memory. 1. This is the exact point that we lost the faithful and the manager due to our poor decisions as a boardroom. 2. Jan 2018 was the moment we recovered our identity and put the champions back where they belong.

Its either way guys, if your at the big table take heid. We will not put millions into your bonus pots if you don't put the team on the pitch we deserve.

2.) 24 Sep 2018 14:11:23
Second would be a helluva achievement after the way we’ve started.
If the people win the league this year, then THE PREVIOUS 7 titles are meaningless. They can rightly argue it’s because they weren’t here.
We need to get to at least 9, but no one at the club seems concerned that we might not make 8.

{Ed007's Note - Still talking trash Hoops88?}



27 Aug 2018 00:03:25
I know am going to get slaughtered but here goes.
On top of a bad transfer window, rangers have spooked us.
Anyone denying it is kidding themself on.
We havent really had a great window under BR but as long as we knew they had no chance of catching us we were happy.
This time however in just one window it's clear for everyone to see there are going to take us all the way.

Not only has the window been bad, but I think what is worse is the boards lack of activity to try and react to wave of bad publicity they have come under from fans, media and pundits.

As for the players I bet they are praying new faces come in to freshen things up. but can anyone be sure this will happen.
Has the pretty bad mistakes made by BR in previous windows changed the way the board are thinking about is role.

After the moussoda affair, in which the club put a lot of time and effort into getting it over the line, along with the disaster that is commper and the form of Hendry given the board a headache over our transfer policy. Does the club want to take the power back.

Make no mistake about it these were BR signings.
With a week to go will be bring someone in who will go straight into the defence for the rangers game because that is what's needed.

Jungle john

1.) 27 Aug 2018 02:51:52
spooked us with who?

2.) 27 Aug 2018 06:53:38
They’ve won one game in there first 3 league games. If anything it’s hearts that are flying atm. That Goldson couldn’t handle a bit of physicality.

3.) 27 Aug 2018 07:39:05
Spooked us 😂
Hearts have just as much chance of catching us.
Same crap we heard on here about how Aberdeen were going to catch us during Ronnies time.

4.) 27 Aug 2018 08:15:02
They're now seeing what it's like to play midweek and at the weekend. not quite as easy as they made it out to be. If they do qualify they'll drop a lot of points as they don't have a big enough squad. If Gerrard thinks he can lose all 4 to us and still win the league he'll need to be winning these kind of games against your Motherwells and Aberdeens otherwise he'll be in for a shock.

5.) 27 Aug 2018 11:36:48
How have they spooked us they have conceded 4 goals in the league we have conceded 2 and WE are supposed to have a rubbish defence.

6.) 27 Aug 2018 12:04:06
They have won 1 drawn 2 if this is the former based on this would accrue around 62 points. Defensively poor conceding every game irregardless of what the papers are saying about their defence.



19 Aug 2018 23:41:03
At the start of the window we needed 3 players in my opinion to kick on. the lose of SA means I think we need 4.

the DB situation means I think we need 5.
A new RB. i don't think we should be fooled by gamboa lately. he is a gd back up or possible be pushed up one because he is better at attacking than defender.
2 new CDs. boyata and commper must go.
A midfielder .
A new LW.

Not long to go in the window and I think we will be lucky to get 2 in.
We are stale and pretty one dimensional.
Let's hope we can get MD and OE back playing together before the rangers game.
This is a game were we must put a marker down. we have to give them a bloody nose and stop there momentum.
I genuinely believe the will push us all the way.

How many players do you think we will need and how many do you think we will get in the window.

Jungle john

1.) 20 Aug 2018 04:31:02
Personally now I think we only need 2, Lustig will still do a job in the league and the europa. We are forgetting players like rigid, lustig and also boyata who hasn't played were at the World Cup. They have had next to no time off then straight into champions league qualification. Rodgers is doing the right thing by managing the team until we get to full strength. I think we need a centre back to play with Ajer and a CM to challenge ntcham and brown, arazani is different now class from what I have seen and we have Morgan and young Johnstone also. They have lost Murphy to injury and as soon as they lose a centre back or Morelos they are ****ed.




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05 Mar 2019 19:48:59
I don't know about anyone else but I can't wait for the game on Saturday.
Back in paradise to support the team and welcome back Lenny in pursuit of our REBEL TREBLE.
Let's show certain people what they are missing.

Jungle john



26 Feb 2019 19:51:43
So today I feel as if I have walked in on my wife cheating on me with my ugly mate.
Betrayed, let down and left hanging for someone who couldn't lace my boots.
Seriously if this was June we would be wishing BR all the best and thanking him for the good times.
But timing is crucial and he has mugged us all off.
How big is tomorrow night?
Win and the wagon keeps rolling but loose and all the rubbish starts flying.
Good luck lenny. let's bring the thunder back.

Jungle john

{Ed002's Note - It is not the "ugly" mate she is cheating with. It is Jim (if you accept the threesome with Ross and Emily as a one off).}



15 Feb 2019 14:35:10
The expectation levels of some of our support is staggering.
They had whipped themselves up into thinking beating Airdrie, st mirren and st Johnstone ment that the pumping of Valencia was a formality.
In reality we haven't had a gd transfer window in recent years therefore our level is domestic dominance and a hope and a prayer when it comes to Europe.
The players brought in at January should be enough to clinch the title but with kt bencovic and rogic out and eddy not fully fit the Valencia game was always going to be difficult.
The summer is were the club have no choice but to invest due to the end of loan players and contacts coming to a finish.
Then will be the time to judge if our club are serious about having designs on acting like the big club they always claimto be or if they are simply just trying to stay a few steps ahead of our domestic competition.
Gone are the days of hoping to buy a squad of 1 to 2million pound players and developing them into a European outfit.
If we want sustained revenue from the champions League then decent but realistic money has to be invested to give us the best chance of that happening.
If that doesn't happen then we will all need to get used to Europe as being a bonus and not a playground were we can genuinely compete.


Jungle john

1.) 15 Feb 2019 15:55:55
I have said on here a few times that domestic dominance is our main priority and Europe is a bonus and it really is a very successful and record-breaking time for our club during this time.
However, we do appreciate European football and have great memories of some brilliant nights at Celtic Park facing up to top class teams and taking a few scalps under WGS and NL.
Unfortunately, in recent years the cream of Europe have become even stronger and much more rich with the way the tournaments are 'fixed', but it's not so long ago we drew twice with Man City, beat Anderlecht away and won very important home ties against Zenit and Leipzig - so we can still compete - as long as we eventually learn to cut out stupid mistakes and lose the fear.
Last night's side was a few short of our best 11 and I think, with quality additions (and a clear-out) in the summer we can improve.
In the meantime, back to league business and sights on Killie.

2.) 15 Feb 2019 16:22:42
I have said on here before that attracting the quality of player, to what is effectively a one horse league, needed to take us to the next level in terms of europe is extremely difficult unless we can offer champions league football. To be able to offer champions league football we have to negoiate 4 qualifiers first. That is no fault of the board.

It depends on how you define a big club? In terms of facilities, fan base, honours won then yes we are a big club but in terms of finances then no we are not a big club.

The situation is what it is in that we have to do our best to get through the qualifiers in order to be able to attract a better quality of player. We have a sound buisness model in place which will keep the club in a healthy position with or without Champions League revenue.

Nights like last night and others this season will only benefit our young squad, yes it's a harsh footballing lesson but a lesson learned and a good education, add to that the winning of plenty of domestic honours, we're on the right track👍.

3.) 15 Feb 2019 16:40:07
Oab. this window quality signings and a clear out. groundhog day. worst thing about Thurs was Valencia wouldn't make the top 40 of teams I've seen us play in Europe. we again beat ourselves or allowed ourselves to be beat easily by an ok team . terrible passing stupid mistake players not performing.

4.) 16 Feb 2019 08:58:33
I can understand all your point of views about financial benefits in football, and of course we're all devastated and thought things were going to play out a bit different, but it hasn’t. So get over it, we still have plenty to offer domestically. And I know I’m just being naive, but it’s never over tell the fat lady sings. I myself don’t reckon we'll qualify, but I won’t lose hope. I just think if we get an early goal then it’s game on! You are obviously thinking if we couldn’t score a goal at home we're never going to score away.

But we'll never know until next week. Let the next 90 minutes do the talking we have nothing to lose. And as the saying goes, the one's with nothing to lose are the most dangerous. After writing all this i didn’t know whether I was going to post it. Up the celts! We'll love them till we die, no matter what happens.



24 Jan 2019 15:20:00
Talk about hitting the ground running.
I wasn't to sure of how the 2 loans would settle but they look as if they have been there for a while.
They have fitted in effortlessly.
The enthusiasm of weah especially seems to have lifted the place.
I think we should enjoy him while we can.
The Bhoy looks a star in the making.

Jungle john

1.) 24 Jan 2019 15:30:15
Still got Bayou, Edouard and Griffiths to add to the mix, exciting times ahead.

2.) 24 Jan 2019 16:20:47
On top of that we have Sinclair back to what we expect and just wait 'til Christie, Cal-Mac, JF and Rogic find their shooting-boots anaw. I know there are still concerns about defensive issues, but as long as we score more than we concede - who cares (for now anyway) .

3.) 24 Jan 2019 16:28:23
I think it was ed that said the problems were more our options up front and not killing off teams highlighting our problems at the back.
Maybe for once you might be right ed😂😂👍👍.

{Ed007's Note - Cheeky sod! 😂😂👍 I've been saying for the past 18 months that there's a lack of creativity in the attacking midfield department. Sinclair has been going through a bit of a lull but still producing, Forrest is still a bit inconsistent but nowhere near as bad as he was and Rogic is a luxury player for me, he doesn't put in enough work and if it was up to me he would be coming off the bench in tighter games where we're looking to kill off tired out teams camped on their 18 yard line.}

4.) 24 Jan 2019 17:52:03
Think Griffiths days are numbered RodgersAtWork.
When he does come back, he'll take a while to get up to speed I'd imagine and given the strike force we have at our disposal I honeslty can't see him getting back into the team. Think a return to his beloved Hibs beckons tbh. Really like the wee man and hope that helps him enjoy life again.

{Ed007's Note - Where are Hibs getting the money? He only signed a new four-year deal in September or October.}

5.) 24 Jan 2019 18:23:27
Agree think the wee man will have to settle for a spell on bench if at all.

6.) 24 Jan 2019 18:52:10
It's only my opinion ED, but I think he'll struggle to get back into the team and having him kicking his heals on the bench won't do either part any good. Obviously we have a ridiculous amount of players on the wage bill and need to get numbers reduced and because of this I thought Leigh might be allowed to cut short his deal. I take it you disagree so I'm wondering if you see him as having a future at Celtic? Only a question so go easy 😂.

{Ed007's Note - I don't see Griffiths as a starter but he hasn't been since Rodgers came in and it doesn't seem to bother him so I think going forward he will start on the bench. The only other realistic option is a move down south but unless LG's had a massive change of heart he definitely doesn't fancy doing that again.}

7.) 24 Jan 2019 20:00:41
I think his days at parkhead could be numbered tae
He was nearly out the door before and was lucky Ronny fought his corner
I also don't think Rogers is a major fan of his.
Think it could all depend on what Celtic would ask for and if he'd take wage cuts though.

8.) 25 Jan 2019 15:22:19
I’m surprised you all think Griff is on the road out. I still think he’s the best striker we’ve got and although he hasn’t played much recently, for a variety of reasons, I still think he can force his way back into the side.



18 Jan 2019 20:32:02
If Brown goes I hope he gets the fanfare he deserves. listening and reading things over the last few weeks you would think we were getting rid on a dud.
The man is a born leader. even if he isn't playing his winning mentality around the place could be crucial in helping us over the line.
Yes over the years he has had hard times but has been instrumental in the BR era.
I for one would love to see him around the place 10.
He is being made a scapegoat for fails of what could be described as a total miss management of the summer window were glaring areas of the team were never addressed.
Let's all do the broony.

Jungle john

1.) 18 Jan 2019 21:25:30
I don't think any of us really want rid of Brown as such. However, like all great players they have a time limit and Broony is not dumb. He has been great for us and we must recognise (as he does) that he is not as fast and sharp as he used to be. He is also having to work a lot harder due to our defensive failings. He can still do a job for us both on and off the park, just not as regular as in the past. If he decides to look for a final payday elsewhere then who can blame him? (God knows WE have been used often enough by big names looking for one) . If Broony stays on in some capacity then most of us will be happy. If not, good luck to him.

2.) 18 Jan 2019 23:26:49
If brown goes it’s a big blow for us. He may not be the brown of 2/3 years ago but still has something to offer. He’s our leader, the one man to get the message across to the players in the heat of the battle. He’s been an absolute battler in that midfield and I for one hope he’s here for the ten in a row.

3.) 19 Jan 2019 02:49:15
Agree Brown has had some poor games of late but he must be kept to the end of the season. He knows the club tradition and can fire up the lads before big games. If he goes who is going to do that half as well?

4.) 19 Jan 2019 11:56:59
As I said yesterday; the time for him to leave (if that's what he has decided) is the end of the season - hopefully with two more medals.
I appreciate the team has performed very well in his absence, with quicker tempo and slickness, but his influence and presence around the place should not be discarded half-way through a season?




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05 Jan 2019 00:41:02
They have shown there hand for next season. 2 spfl players that wouldn't make our bench. 2 epl players past there best. i don't buy into it.
We will bring players in that fi our policy and hopefully hit the ground running. maybe even a bit of a surprise also.

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02 Jan 2019 23:40:37
I did say if fit. if not Carroll that type of player. am sure the sevco defence were quacking in there boots with our attaching options.
We need a different option. gordon can't play the long ball cause there is no one to hold it up.
Did anyone read the comments from the young strikers manager. "very raw and one for the future"
We need something different.

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18 Aug 2018 19:25:20
If we have been in negotiations for players then that means there is some money to spend.
We have to lower our expectations on who we think will come to Scotland.
We have been caught with our pants down for CL qualifiers so we now have the chances to strenghten for what is going to be a much more closer domestic campaign.
If the the hearts game is anything to go with we then it shows we are not as strong a squad as we may think.

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03 Jul 2018 11:05:19
Pato isn't the answer. i would be shocked if we were contemplating that transfer.

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14 Jun 2018 21:33:02
We will not and can not spend 9 million for OE to play second fiddle to MD.
Does this mean it's a change of shape next season maybe 2 up front. or is DM maybe away.
Hopefully things starting to ramp up.

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24 Jan 2019 16:28:23
I think it was ed that said the problems were more our options up front and not killing off teams highlighting our problems at the back.
Maybe for once you might be right ed😂😂👍👍.

Jungle john

{Ed007's Note - Cheeky sod! 😂😂👍 I've been saying for the past 18 months that there's a lack of creativity in the attacking midfield department. Sinclair has been going through a bit of a lull but still producing, Forrest is still a bit inconsistent but nowhere near as bad as he was and Rogic is a luxury player for me, he doesn't put in enough work and if it was up to me he would be coming off the bench in tighter games where we're looking to kill off tired out teams camped on their 18 yard line.}



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22 Jan 2019 21:11:03
I think your out your box.

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12 Jan 2019 08:49:28
I think BR latest comments are another dig at the board.
I believe he isn't getting the targets he wants and that the club are once again in full control who comes in.
There has to be a balance of old and young. I understand maybe a project to come in at LB because we have KT. maybe even give Ralston a shot as number 1 RB.
However we need 2 dominant CHs with
some experience and l believe and 1in the middle of the park also.
BR comments mean the likes of wanyama coming in are all pie in the sky.
I also think it means we don't have the pot of cash we all think we should have.
I doesn't however mean that with good scouting we can't pick up some good players. the question is longer term will BR see it the same way.

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04 Aug 2018 12:32:58
Good points IC. however if the gd quality players are coming in when we reach the CL who do you think will come if we don't make it.
We are constantly told we have this super scouting network. who are they scouting if we can only get gd players when we are in the CL.
On here last season post were saying about the new back 4 of AR, JH, CA, KT. now they want lustig nd boyata back asap.
BR has been left blowing in the wind.
If we don't make the CL the people slating magicpole will be the first ones shouting there mouths of about the lack of signings.

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02 Aug 2018 23:03:47
I find it funny that fans are getting criticised for wanting to get new players in when it is the manager that added fuel to the fire with his comments.
He is saying the squad is weaker, he is saying he thought more would have been brought in.

Yes it great we won the treble but some of the games and some of our play was rubbish to say the least.
This is the first time he has publicly said things that are out of line with what he has previously been saying about PETER and DERMOT.
We will judge the window when it shuts let's hope we still in the big cup when it does shut.

Jungle john