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07 Aug 2018 20:39:46
Ed is there any interest from us in Chirivella or is it paper talk?


{Ed007's Note - It originated on a hit-whoring site so I doubt it.}

1.) 07 Aug 2018 21:15:32
Ed, I know you have said previously that you expect McGinn to be a Celtic player before the window shuts however with him traveling to Villa today, do you still think so? Personally I would still be surprised if he wasn't a Celtic player however is a bit worrying that he went down to Birmingham.

{Ed007's Note - McGinn is and always was leaving Hibs in this window, if Celtic had agreed a fee with Hibs as I expected they would he would be at Celtic now. If Celtic can't agree a fee with Hibs MCGinn has to see what else is out there, McGinn was never going to wait to sign a pre-contract and stiff Hibs and St Mirren.}

2.) 07 Aug 2018 22:04:19
Thanks, I agree, I thought Celtic would have agreed a fee by now.

{Ed007's Note - I just couldn't (can't?) see Celtic let him slip through their fingers when the player has made it clear to everyone he wanted to come here.}

3.) 07 Aug 2018 22:38:56
Especially when we have gone in with three bids and BR has made it very clear he wants the player.

4.) 07 Aug 2018 22:50:02
Get McGinn back up the road and into CP. We all know he is Celtic fan but let's NOT use that as an excuse not to pay the money and get him in this window.

5.) 07 Aug 2018 22:50:02
McGinn signing for villa tomorrow, medical tomorrow, done deal.

6.) 07 Aug 2018 23:18:48
Ed did the story not come from Neil Jones from the Liverpool echo tweeting then get picked up by the hit whoring website?

{Ed007's Note - He doesn't work for The Echo, he now works for the hit whoring site - do keep up, Kev :-D

7.) 08 Aug 2018 00:15:22
Brendan has already stated his disappointment at the situation allowing other clubs to go in for him when we had the chance to wrap it up quick.

Yet if it all fails then the board will still be defended. Tbh if they fail Rodgers this season then I can see it being his last year. Won't blame him either.

8.) 08 Aug 2018 08:14:17
Aw scratch that found the story saying he's now left.



03 Aug 2018 11:22:44
So Brighton in for McGinn now. We'll lose out on him and regret it, like always 👍. I'm also hearing that celtic have the option to buy Arzani at the end of his Loan deal, makes sense for us and also means Man City make a profit. Which is viable.


1.) 03 Aug 2018 11:50:25
Just been reading that as well, by all accounts McGinn has said he wants to come to us no matter what. Regarding Arzani im sure that the option to buy won't be cheap.

2.) 03 Aug 2018 12:02:08
Im gearing he’s actually in talks with them. One year down there and he will be sold for a small fortune. Another Lawell masterstroke if he goes there.

3.) 03 Aug 2018 11:33:31
Aye a seen that they were in talks with Hibs. u still think we McGinn will hold out for a move to us ED? And do u think this supposed Brighton interest will see us come back in?

{Ed007's Note - Celtic have been in ongoing talks with Hibs about McGinn, the Brighton interest - if it's true - will probably gee us up over it and I still expect McGinn to be a Celtic player once the window has closed.}

4.) 03 Aug 2018 12:33:15
Cheers ED! Hope we don’t let the lad slip away down there!

{Ed007's Note - I'd be surprised if there's anything in the Brighton story so I'm not worried.}

5.) 03 Aug 2018 14:27:35
Funny last few weeks nobody was that enthralled about Mcginn now there’s a hint he may go south it’s all peter lawells fault! Hibs will go out Europe next round then he will join us.

6.) 03 Aug 2018 17:07:45
If McGinn wants to play for us then Brighton don’t stand a chance and if he has any ambition then he’d certainly wait for us to sign him.

7.) 03 Aug 2018 21:14:43
If he has any ambition he will try and play at the highest possible level and that isn't the SPFL!

8.) 03 Aug 2018 21:49:26
Xikos, not too sute how real the Brighton story is? If it is real he has a big decision. Know he loves Celtic but the EPL is a difficult deal to walk away from.

9.) 04 Aug 2018 12:43:02
Brighton want him and hibs have told him if Celtic do not come in with the right deal he will be sold to any other team that does, personally I think Celtic will come in with the right offer which I know think will be £3m I hope if he goes it is to Celtic but Celtic need to sort it out he is worth £3-4m and he loves scoring against the persons.



29 Jul 2018 12:16:30
So transfer rumours this week:

McGinn - Still ongoing, think this one will be sealed once hibs European escapade is over? If they do gain group stages they will be inclined to keep him? Beneficial to both party's in this case. McGinn gaining guaranteed European football and further developing. At this point we can sign him for nothing. Other option will be we sign him outright this summer.

Arzani - Blatant talent, youngest player at the World Cup, and really does look the part (source being YouTube videos) . If the rumours are true and we are trying to bypass the 2 year Loan and sign him permanently then that is great. But u have came to terms with the fact that a two year lon is beneficial to us.

Liam Moore - Is this even an option at the 8 million quoted? Is he really a Rodgers target or is it paper talk? Who knows. I've never seen him play but would welcome comments if anyone has a clue about him?

Joher Rassoul - 6ft 2, 22 year old, Senegalese CB/ CDM. Similar in the way of a Wanyama type player. Definetley looks a prospect. The name has been flagged a few times in regards to celtic and he does fit our standard signing policy. Confident on the ball and seems to slow play down a bit. Converted CDMs to CBs always seem to fit Rodgers plans due to there ability of moving the ball forward.

All rumours, so don't two foot tackle me into next week.


1.) 29 Jul 2018 15:14:10
Liam moore - its reported they knocked back an offer that would be totalling 10m earlier in the window. They might shift on it now with his transfer request going in. I can't see us making that sort of investment. He was their potty and the manager rates him.

It won't happen unless sim or db are away. Anyone seen much of him or is this a case of championship fever? A young top rated english cb with only a 8m price tag? That sets off alarm bells for me im afraid with the money getting punted down there. Im not saying he wouldn't be a great addition. Im sure Southampton would give us 15m next year if he was playing well 😉.

2.) 29 Jul 2018 15:21:55
McGinn will be a pre contract

Only Derby and Birmingham where interested and now they don’t want him - lower level championship teams

If we go back in get it back to the initial bid and no more.

3.) 29 Jul 2018 15:48:36
That might tell it’s own story why hardly any clubs are after Mcginn, I’d def be holding out to save a fee.

4.) 29 Jul 2018 21:40:46
Joher Rassoul is an absolute unit. The exact mould of what we could be doing with - as long as he can actually defend of course.

5.) 29 Jul 2018 21:56:38
Rassouls going to get ye.

6.) 29 Jul 2018 23:02:37
Been watching arzani videos on YouTube myself and the lad looks a genuine talent, speed, trickery, confident, would be perfect to challenge Forrest.

7.) 30 Jul 2018 11:47:06

8.) 30 Jul 2018 13:40:38
I hope he does go to Celtic but I'm glad for once hibs are holding on to a prize asset and I would rather lose him for free than lose him on the cheap, I don't think that's the end to bids from Celtic I've heard that the deal will be £2m + the 33% to st midden and a £1m after his 1st year which personally I would take good luck for 8 in a row guys and keep pumping these newco.

9.) 30 Jul 2018 17:25:24
Hail Hail Hibsboy.



27 Jul 2018 15:52:51
Heard celtic are trying for a permanent deal for Arzani? Player does not agree with the Man City link and apparently the deal is down to the player? Celtic trying to bypass the city loan and sign permanent deal.


1.) 27 Jul 2018 17:35:27
I know Celtic were trying to get him but heard that city get 1st bite at any player from Melbourne because same owners.

2.) 27 Jul 2018 19:05:54
The issue is that if the 2 clubs weren’t owned by the same company, City wouldn’t be able to pick him up for £250k. From what I’ve read, the only reason they were supposedly getting him for that price is so that if they sell him on they’ll get millions of profit and it looks good for UEFA. Then a load of that money can get re-routed back into Melbourne via the company and not City. Similar to Aaron Mooy.

3.) 27 Jul 2018 22:09:46
Read this boy was a free agent as his contract ended in June. Transfermarket has his contract finishes in June don't know how reliable they are.

{Ed007's Note - A years extension was triggered after he made 20 league appearances.}



27 Jul 2018 10:49:24
2 days after Ntcham plays a blinder he's already being sold by the papers. Happens every week during the transfer window. At this rate we won't have a team left.


1.) 27 Jul 2018 19:46:02
Tell you what he's a brilliant player and one of the best I've seen in a long time hope you keep him.

2.) 28 Jul 2018 08:51:59
Ntcham is as good as there is at yhe club atm .




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13 Dec 2018 22:37:50
Benkovic stand out again, had to go up front to cause problems. Hopefully this justifies spending in January. Dembele money plus our run in Europe. Celtic must spend and improve this squad. Position of strength now let's grab this chance.


1.) 13 Dec 2018 23:41:55
Centre half ×2
Right back
Left winger

Miles ahead in scotland through after Christmas in Europe. could the board use this as an argument for not spending . am I being unrealistic too greedy asking for these positions filled (with a better quality) ?

2.) 14 Dec 2018 07:07:09
And Goalie DRB.

3.) 14 Dec 2018 07:11:28
My guess is rb, striker and cb if boyata or benkovic are leaving in January.

4.) 14 Dec 2018 08:53:27

5.) 14 Dec 2018 10:20:15
Forgot to add gk.



10 Dec 2018 18:12:13
In regards to Rodgers recent meeting with "A Player" after the cup final. Have you any idea who this may be?


1.) 10 Dec 2018 19:20:10
There was a young player from MLS getting a tour of training ground last week.

2.) 10 Dec 2018 20:07:40
Memesivic is claiming the club are in talks with him 🤔🤔🤔.

3.) 10 Dec 2018 20:44:31
Campsie he's been on trial for a week. Rogers few somewhere to talk to a player.

4.) 11 Dec 2018 00:12:20
Memesivic or his advisers using the Celtic connection a lot. Not Celtic style having dealings that public.

I reckon Celtic have had a look not took it any further and he's using it to drum up interest in himself.

5.) 11 Dec 2018 00:18:04
What about that Iranian world cup fullback, what became of the rumours about him? .



14 Nov 2018 11:03:07
I just remembered we sold Dembele for 20 million ish at the end of the last window, that means that we surely should have some players lined up to improve the squad in January? Or do you think it will be more free agents and loans, traditional Celtic 😂. If we get out the group stages in Europa I 100% want to see improvements in the right back area. We also need a new goalkeeper as Craig Gordon is not the answer.


1.) 14 Nov 2018 11:56:15
Jen surely we can't have as bad a window again and the background work has been on going from the summer.

2.) 14 Nov 2018 12:51:47
I hope so too Mally! Need to strengthen anyway. We have a lead on every other team so let’s extend that.

3.) 14 Nov 2018 13:45:28
Think there are a few we need to clear out to though? Will be interesting to see exactly how much we do spend next window as we are short of quality at centre forward right back and the central defence maybe an issue come the next window with Ajer injury and Boyata situation. Oh and of course the #55 let’s go brigade 😂⚽️🍀🏆🏆🏆.

4.) 14 Nov 2018 13:47:42
January is not an ideal time to bring in new players or so the (experts) say on Sky spurts so I think we will only manage one new player and perhaps an other loan player.

5.) 14 Nov 2018 21:17:22
We need to get 7 or 8 out over the next 2 windows.



08 Oct 2018 22:09:21
We may have a crisis in January. Dedryck could move on and Benkovic has a recall clause in his contract. Let's hope no Leicester centre backs get injured.


1.) 08 Oct 2018 23:37:03
Ralston, Compper, Ajer, Simunovic, Tierney, Hendry, Izagguire, Gamboa, Lustig,

Also Reserve Squad Defenders x9.

Defensive Midfielders:
Broony, Kouassi, Bitton, Mulumbu.

Plus we can buy a Defender. Plus we can bring in Loanees.

Crisis? What crisis?

2.) 09 Oct 2018 07:56:06
Do you work with the Dailly Record Ken?

3.) 09 Oct 2018 08:16:27
Grey ajer the only cb In that list so we'd be the creek without a paddle.

4.) 09 Oct 2018 08:53:06
Grey, Commper? Are u serious?

5.) 09 Oct 2018 11:11:05
Hendry is a centre back and both Tierney and Bitton can play there as well. We shouldn’t dismiss Compper just because he hasn’t played. I suspect BR brought him in for cover and if so, he’s serving his purpose by being here. Next crisis please?

6.) 09 Oct 2018 13:49:14
I bet you when Compper plays he will be immense😂😂.

7.) 09 Oct 2018 13:50:02
Hendry is a what?

8.) 09 Oct 2018 19:09:26
GHB and COYBIG you pair make me laugh. If you think taking our best left back and putting him into centre back is a good idea then you’re off your rocker. Losing our 2 best defenders would be a crisis. U expect us to do well after that? We need to be realistic here.

9.) 09 Oct 2018 19:55:55
I watched Hendry against Aberdeen and he was excellent. Stevie May is a very physical opponent and will give any defence problems but Hendry coped with him very well. I don’t understand why so many Celtic fans are eager to slag off our defenders when we’ve conceded less goals than any other team in the league.

10.) 09 Oct 2018 20:23:43
First of all Ken, we haven’t lost them. You’ve created a scenario where we might lose them. Secondly, if we did we would still have a number of very good options as we have both just outlined. It probably hasn’t occurred to you but we won back to back trebles without Benkovic and that wasn’t a crisis, was it? If we sold all our players and didn’t buy any new ones, that would be a crisis. If we lost our manager and put you in charge, that would be a crisis. We can all create ‘what if’ situations and call them crises but until any of them happen, it’s just fantasy nonsense.

11.) 09 Oct 2018 22:27:48
Henry is only young, is not long ago Boyata was a bombscare, now he is a stand out, don't be so quick to jump on Henry's back, give the guy a chance.

12.) 09 Oct 2018 23:13:29
Exactly. My post was a what if. The key word was “could”. The players we have aren’t good enough to replace what we would lose in that situation COYBIG. That’s my opinion, yours differs. Its clear we are good at the back. We’ve conceded the least goals and because of who? Boyata. He has been hard as nails and would be sorely missed in this current squad.

13.) 10 Oct 2018 22:10:19
I agree that Boyata is our best defender but Celtic have lost 4 goals this season, two when Boyata has been playing and two when he hasn’t been playing so there’s no justification for saying that he’s the reason we’ve conceded the fewest goals. Benkovic has only played one game, against St Johnstone. So whilst I wouldn’t want to lose either of them, we could lose both and it would still, by no stretch of the imagination, be a crisis.

{Ed007's Note - Benkovic played against St Mirren and Rosenborg as well and we kept clean sheets in both of those matches.}

14.) 10 Oct 2018 22:43:52
Sorry Ed, I stand corrected regarding St Mirren. I was only concentration on league games so I’m not sure how the numbers work out if you include the league cup and Europe. I still stand by my comment that even losing both of them would not constitute a crisis.

{Ed007's Note - At least one would need replaced with quality to play with Ajer imo.}

15.) 10 Oct 2018 23:17:00
Yes, I agree with that as well, but it’s the Dailly record style hysteria that I take issue with. If we lost both and didn’t replace them I still think we’d win the league and possibly one or both of the cups. We’d find it more difficult in Europe, if in fact we’re still in Europe by Jan. To be honest, I think Europe will be a real struggle anyway as it’s weighted more and more against us every year.



06 Oct 2018 14:18:47
It's about time we adopted a decent scouting set up. Salzburg paid barely anything for there squad the other night. Puts everything into perspective. We struggle to find decent young players at a decent price. The players they did buy cost between €0 and €1million. We do not need to pay for quality. We need not need to pay for quality.


1.) 06 Oct 2018 17:00:14

2.) 06 Oct 2018 17:00:39
Van dyjk?

3.) 06 Oct 2018 17:27:57
I do think we have to rethink the scouting and signing process we have in place just now YES no one will get it right all the time but I believe that BR gave something like 4 names to the board? to bring in and none materialized I can't see him picking names that are unrealistic to the budget or club size so as far as I see it was the recruitment side that let us down. If a player is valued at 1 million say and we come in with 100k no wonder clubs say go take a flying F and won't want to be bothered dealing with that We have to get it right in January even if it's one player that will help the team will be something even though we need atleast 3 new first team players in.

4.) 06 Oct 2018 18:47:21
The Chief Scout and his Scouts around the world should never come under the manager.

The manager should never control these guys or their recommendations.

If a Scout thinks a manager can sack him, the whole system collapses into a single minded dictatorship.

I hope this hasn’t happened at Celtic and BR wasn’t allowed to grab control of scouting.

5.) 06 Oct 2018 20:21:55
I don't think it's all down to scouting.
Most of the players in our team won 2 trebles in the last 2 seasons, they aren't all bad players.
For whatever reason there is a lack of confidence in the players, that has to be down to the manager to sort out, he needs to motivate them better and get them believing in themselves again.
I was as disappointed as everybody else about the last transfer window, but that should not be an excuse for some of our poor displays domestically.
The players we hoped to sign in the summer would maybe have strengthened us in European games, but our current squad should still be strong enough to deal with the Scottish league. I bet every single team in the SPL would die to have our squad.
Whether Rodgers needs to read the riot act to some players, or change the tactics a bit, it shouldn't be beyond him to get the team playing better in the domestic games.

6.) 06 Oct 2018 20:47:10
Kevbhoy. That’s 3 players. There’s teams like Salzburg who have consistent quality coming through there scouting regime consistently. You mentioned three in the last 8 years at celtic. Can you please give a better argument than that. It’s clear we’ve never been strong in that department and for what reason? I’m sure Dembele was even on Celtics radar the year before he signed and that came through deila. Rodgers was the selling point for that deal, if I remember correctly.

7.) 06 Oct 2018 21:00:29
I agree with that Gerry but I’m talking about the quality Salzburg have and they barely pay any money for players.

8.) 06 Oct 2018 21:08:12

The RB Salzburg squad is worth £93m. It’s more expensive than the Celtic squad.


Are you saying they were all bought cheap and increased their values at Salzburg? And how do you know this?

9.) 06 Oct 2018 22:50:56
If you look further into how many of them are youth players or came to the club for next to nothing you’ll see my reasoning GHB. A great scouting regime as I said previously. The reason the squad is worth that much is because they were Europa League semi finalists. For good reason too.

10.) 06 Oct 2018 22:58:12
Haidara, Wolf, Lainer, samassekou, Ramalho. All costing under 1million. For the lot. Using there “farming club” for younger players. We could create a similar situation by loaning players our scouting system finds out to the same club to develop. All the top clubs do it. There only big buy in that team is Dabbur, for good reason too, clinical finisher.

11.) 06 Oct 2018 23:38:36
When we beat Barcelona, do you think the Barcelona fans were demanding the scouts be replaced and the manager should be sacked and there should be a squad overhaul? Real football isn’t like some PlayStation game. Teams lose to other teams with lower budgets all the time but some of the absolute nonsense being posted on here the last couple of days is mind blowing. I’m actually starting to have concerns about the sanity of some of the posters.

12.) 06 Oct 2018 23:56:41
We loan players out to other SPFL Clubs to develop.

We receive EPL Loanees to develop with us.

Expect EPL Loanees in January to help us win the title.

13.) 07 Oct 2018 15:17:34
Did I even say any of that COYBIG. You’re putting words in my mouth. I didn’t once mention the manager being sacked. I pressed my opinion on improving our scouting set up and therefore our youth. Exactly, but you’ve completely diregarded my point GHB. Nothing you said is relevant to my point.

14.) 07 Oct 2018 22:16:09
Ken, it’s directed at your post and dozens of others that I’ve seen on here recently. Unless we win every game, we get a whole load of nonsensical posts about how there’s a split in the dressing room, Rogers has fallen out with Pedro, we need a squad clear out, our scouting system is flawed, our tactics are all wrong, blah, blah, blah. It’s all knee jerk reactions by a section of our support who demand success at all times. I expect that kind of garbage from the Scottish media but I expect better from Celtic supporters.




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27 Nov 2018 09:24:10
Jean Kevin Duverne. Absolute no brainer. Especially in our current situation, young defender with 81 appearances. French, bags of potential and would be a ready replacement for Boyata. If we had any brain we would reignite our interest. Probably left this one too late again.




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02 Oct 2018 17:34:20
Drewzybhoy a hope you are joking the boy is rapid haha!




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26 Sep 2018 18:57:29
Eddy playing wide?




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30 Aug 2018 14:29:47
I reckon someone that’s been scouted for before. We’ll be contacting anyone and everyone in regards to Dembele moving. I’m thinking Reo Griffiths will come our way on loan as part of the deal. Or Sardar Azmoun if we can get a deal.




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30 Aug 2018 12:14:16
Yes we would the Bhoy. We’ve got no need for a hotel when our fans start to dwindle because our manager has left and out players are nonsense.





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14 Dec 2018 08:51:43
Around 3 million for gaining entry to the groups. 500k for a win 190k for a draw. An extra 500k for getting to the round of 32. We will then receive a share of £71,000 ish dependant on our coefficient ranking. Each rank gains an additional share. Plus ticket sales etc we are probably looking at 8-10 million ish profit. Europa cover any other costs to the club (I think).




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21 Nov 2018 15:40:47
Glad you’re not on our scouting team mike. Terrible shout.




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14 Nov 2018 12:51:47
I hope so too Mally! Need to strengthen anyway. We have a lead on every other team so let’s extend that.




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31 Oct 2018 22:17:29
That extra 10kg he’s put on is really showing, strength on the ball and able to win a challenge. His range of passing and finishing seems very good Aswell.




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09 Oct 2018 23:13:29
Exactly. My post was a what if. The key word was “could”. The players we have aren’t good enough to replace what we would lose in that situation COYBIG. That’s my opinion, yours differs. Its clear we are good at the back. We’ve conceded the least goals and because of who? Boyata. He has been hard as nails and would be sorely missed in this current squad.