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06 Jan 2019 21:10:59
Alberth Elis linked from Houston's Dynamo, any word of this ED? Watched a few clips. Looks like a tricky winger.

KenLikeEh

{Ed007's Note - Celtic were supposedly named on Honduran TV as the club that have made an offer for Ellis.}


1.) 06 Jan 2019 21:42:25
We were named in Mexico as having bid for that CB as well though. Its always worth taking these rumours with a pinch of salt. He looks a player though.


2.) 06 Jan 2019 21:52:04
Another winger. Thank God we're severely short in that department 😂.


3.) 06 Jan 2019 22:20:05
Honduran TV, I take it the source is pretty lame then in that case. Allegedly the player wants to leave.

{Ed007's Note - It was a show the player was on from what I can see and after he said there was an offer from Europe it was the an interviewer or pundit that let slip it was Celtic.......


4.) 06 Jan 2019 22:24:04
You think there’s any truth in it Ed? Given we’ve got Burke and are signing Weah too I can’t see this being true.

{Ed007's Note - Burke's only here for 6 months, or maybe we're cashing in on Forrest while his stock his high 😁


5.) 06 Jan 2019 23:48:00
Ahhh I see ED! Stephen McGowan has rubbishd it he’s normally spot on with celtic links. Apparently we have to check the Daily Mail tomorrow for the gossip. His column id imagine.

{Ed007's Note - I have no idea who he is but anyone that works for the Daily Mail - or reads it for that matter - is well worth the watching.}


 

 

25 Dec 2018 15:31:35
We're on our Weah to Baku 🤔, Timothy Weah signed for celtic on a 6 month loan.

KenLikeEh

1.) 25 Dec 2018 17:51:16
I remember the supposed brother of George Weah at Southampton. Souness brought him on as a sub then took him off for another sub. Think that was his last game haha.


2.) 25 Dec 2018 19:57:39
Good to get the President of Liberia on side. Never know when that might come in handy. A new chapter in the Rebel Song Book.

Seriousna, he's probably played with French Eddy and obviously cuts the mustard. Let him come and make a name for himself!


3.) 26 Dec 2018 11:20:15
Yeah, that was funny, first thing I thought of when I read this story.


 

 

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

KenLikeEh

{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.

KenLikeEh

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.

KenLikeEh

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
Gonna*.


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.


 

 

 

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16 Apr 2019 22:54:21
We've just made a deal with a mid table polish club to take on any of there youngsters that we deem as promising. This along with our USA and Australian set ups seem to be the beginning of us setting up a network that works. We've seen this within a lot of top European clubs Ajax, Porto etc. Long may the links continue to foreign countries that develop different talent to what we can find here in Scotland. I still think we should be targeting African countries more often. The red bull clubs have a keen interest in Mali and places like that and always seem to find diamonds in the rough. Hopefully we begin reaping the benefits in years to come. This may grant a bright future.

KenLikeEh

1.) 17 Apr 2019 10:20:21
We need to change our policy altogether. Look at Ajax last night, all they done was spend a little money.

Not like Celtic fans who say we need to spend £500 million.

Ajax spent £45 million. Sold £15mil. £30mil spend

Now even if they just qualify for the group's and never won a single game they would earn £10 million profit

Yet some of our fans claim we "can't afford" to do that?

Others say spending £30 mil wouldn't make a difference in Europe.

Ajax were going cheap and changed it up, now they are in the semis.

{Ed007's Note - It's really not as simple as that when you take into account the money spent over the years to get Ajax to where they are. Look at the opposite side of the coin where Man Utd spent £100+ million on Pogba and £90 million on Lukaku (Mourinho alone spent over £300 million on players) and went out of Europe so spending over £200 million on two players (Ajax spent 14 million Euros on Daley blind and 12 million on Tadic) can't guarantee you success, Juventus spending over 110 million Euros on Ronaldo hasn't improved them in Europe and what will they have to show for it - they'll need to settle for an 8th league tittle on the trot the same as us.}


2.) 17 Apr 2019 11:28:00
KenLike a used to think the same mate but apparently it’s the work permits that’s the problem for us.


3.) 17 Apr 2019 11:37:04
exactly ED we’ll put. What people forget is we did spend 9m on French Eddy and he scored our most important goals in Europe this season along with Forrest. We spend another few million on players and develop our youth squad there’s no reason why we can not challenge better teams. This is probably our best squad since Larson and Co. let’s not forget that. We can build on this squad “if” we sign the right players. It’s time for a clean up at the back and I hope the boats back us in defence.


4.) 17 Apr 2019 11:46:11
Aye ed but some people who don't smoke get lung cancer. Doesn't mean people should never quit.

Fact in football is that although there isn't a guarantee in spending that it does in fact improve your chances of you are willing to push the boat out.

Also aye Ajax spent in other seasons but they have not spent on a level that we also couldn't afford.

Nobody is asking for a semi final but to actually make th groups regularly with a few respectable performances.

We already outspend most sides we face in qualifiers and being willing to push that out should get us qualification most seasons.

{Ed007's Note - But you said Ajax were going cheap and changed it, they were spending millions season season on youth development etc so they weren't going cheap, they just used their money elsewhere. Have a read at THIS: Look at the facilities they have at their academy, the amount of scouts and coaches they have etc.}


5.) 17 Apr 2019 11:47:56
I would buy just three players Sanchez, Alvarez from Mexico and Mckenna { love him or hate him } try to resign Weah and Burke with an option to buy and work with what we have; after a good clear out of those not good enough.


6.) 17 Apr 2019 12:10:21
Ed is right as is Tesla, it's down to who u sign, the manager and current squad. If we had signed Benko, Burke, Weah and Toljan permanently it would have cost us, conservatively £25m - £30m. And we would still struggle to qualify for CL. No easy short term answer but one thing in our favour is that most of our star performers look settled - KT, CalMac, JF, Ajer, OE.


7.) 17 Apr 2019 12:20:19
A few weeks ago I mentioned Eric Ten Hag as possible target and although Ajax would want to keep him, I think it's worth a punt?


8.) 17 Apr 2019 13:10:29
I said that a month ago OAB. He is one of Peps disciples. Not getting him now though.


9.) 17 Apr 2019 13:32:00
Using Ajax to say it works but totally over looking Manchester city to show that spending doesn't always mean anything.
They must have spent over a billion and ain't even reached a final.
Ajax are reaping the rewards of all the work they put in behind the scenes plus Using the money they do spend wisely.


10.) 17 Apr 2019 13:39:44
We should really be looking at the Dutch league a bit more I think I always thought Steven bergwijn would have been a good get for us and relatively cheap a couple seasons ago. Now you’re looking at 20m.


11.) 17 Apr 2019 18:19:55
Some teams spend a fortune and have little success to show for it, others spend very little and are very successful. All this demonstrates is that neither strategy will guarantee success or failure. That is why well run teams base their budgets on sustainability in line with their income streams. That’s what Celtic do. Other teams will spend money that they can’t afford in the hope that they’ll have success on the pitch which will then translate into increased revenue. That’s what Rangers did and now Sevco are doing. We all know how it ended for Rangers. We can only guess at how it will end up for Sevco. I’ll be quite happy for us to continue with our strategy as it seems to be working well. Yes, there will be other clubs in a similar position to us who from time to time, punch above their weight and make the semis or even the final of the big cup, but that happens. When we got to Seville, there were probably a significant amount of teams around Europe who spent more money than us on players but didn’t achieve our success that season. We can’t keep comparing ourselves to every club in a similar situation to us who has a bit of success every now and then and wondering why we’re not doing it. We put Ajax out of the CL in 2001. Every wee dug has it’s day and for the moment it’s Ajax. I think we should all just be happy that there’s a club in the semis that’s not from one of the big 5 countries.


12.) 17 Apr 2019 18:26:18
I never said they were going cheap recently. But they were going cheap a while ago and it didn't work. They went backwards .

Then they decided to spend. They spent wisely within their financial capability and as a result massively progressed.

We on the other hand are spending way under what we can actually afford. We should be trying to operate like Ajax or say benfica

Instead of us spending like a small Scandinavian side.

{Ed007's Note - Yeah having 13 teams at different ages all with their own coaching team, 50 odd scouts in Holland alone, a state of the art academy and training centre for the 200+ players on their books was them going cheap.
That's the problem with some Celtic fans, if Peter Lawwell came out and said the Club was investing half the money we have in the bank on upgrading Lennoxtown and the academy they would all be moaning that it should be spent on 1 or 2 signings for the CL next year, it's that kind of shortsightedness that is holding the whole of Scottish football back.}


13.) 17 Apr 2019 20:34:20
I’m standing by the fact that we definetley have to invest more into the youth set up and glad we are doing so. We can hand pick talent at the Ntcham mark. He’s one of our better midfielders and we picked him up for a nice fee. If we can continue that we will be set. A couple of young defenders around the 5m mark and we will be strong at the back again. We will spend this summer i guarantee it. Think we’re having a clear out and freshening the squad up. We will be rid of 10+ players that are somewhat fringe. Allan, Gamboa, Izzy, hendry? De vries? Gordon? compper?

{Ed007's Note - It's the way to go for us, Ken. Have a nucleus of the team that has came through the ranks to the level of KT, McGregor and now Forrest, throw in the odd SPL player like Bain, Hayes, Morgan & Christie and then strengthen the rest of the squad with the money we have on Edouard, Ntcham even Dembele quality. Even loaning players like Roberts for a couple of seasons - not 6 month shots - worked out well for us.
I was talking to someone earlier on - yes I do talk to other people away from here
- but would you be happy if our 3 strikers next season were Edouard, a fully fit & focused LG and Timo Weah on another loan? What about a first choice CB pairing of Ajer and a quality new signing with Jozo and even Bitton/Lustig covering when suitable (lower SPL games). From where we are just now and thinking forward how about this team moving forward over the next couple of years....

----------------Bain or better--------------
New RB---Ajer---New CB---Tierney---
-------McGregor---Christie----
Forrest------Powell?------NewLW
-------------Edouard-------

Throw in Conor Hazard, Shved, Armstrong Okoflex Karamoko Dembele, Ralston, Johnston, Arzani etc etc and we have the basis of a really strong squad. It won't cost us much to keep up our domination of Scotland but it's whether the board are willing to push on to take us to the next level, I know the next level for me wouldn't be good enough for some others. Over the years I have consistently said we should be aiming for European football after Christmas, either the CL last 16 or EL Round of 32 and I know we've been doing that but it's scraping through. Anyone can get pumped by Barca or PSG - teams at that level even pump each other - but it's the teams we 'know' we should be beating and competing with that we continually let ourselves down against.}


14.) 17 Apr 2019 22:16:41
Completely agree ED. Well put again. If we did bring in Powell that would be absolutely outstanding. I understand we have been in contact and hope that the fact Rodgers left hasn’t scuppered that. But my understanding is that the appeal of CL or EL football is what Powell is after. If we brought him in I’m sure that’s No10 roll would be less of an issue than it is now. Shved also looks like an outsanding prospect. Perfect competition for Forrest. Once we get the basis set we should be challenging at a higher level to what we do now. That squad looks better than most other teams we face in Europe bar the big leagues. Hopefully a change of fortunes next season.

{Ed007's Note - Celtic's interest in Powell goes back to Lennon's first stint as manager and maybe even before that. For me the No.10 is one of the weakest positions, it's not McGregor or Christie's best position for me and Rogic just doesn't do it often enough.}


15.) 17 Apr 2019 22:26:55
Ed is there still genuine interest in Powell? I hope so. Getting players of that quality on a free would be brilliant business.

{Ed007's Note - Yes mate.}


16.) 17 Apr 2019 22:37:44
I never knew that. With the wage bill cutting and a lot of fringe players leaving then we really should push the boat out for him. Get a few players in the positions you mentioned ED and move on from there. We’re only a few players and an injury free season away from decent results in Europe. IMO.

{Ed007's Note - 👍


17.) 18 Apr 2019 00:50:03
Kev. How can you actually sit there and say man city are not an example that spending brings success

Spending might not guarantee MAXIMUM success such as a champions League

But you tell me before they got money how many EPL titles Shaun goater or Paul dickov won with man city?

The fact they are even in the champions League is.

BECAUSE they got money.

= That money does guarantee success. Just not maximum success every year.

That's the reason Celtic and rangers Dominate Scotland for years and not Stirling Albion.


18.) 17 Apr 2019 22:45:16
Nice one thanks Ed. Just sent you an email, news that's too hot for here haha. don't worry about replying tonight just when you get a chance. HH.

{Ed007's Note - 👍


19.) 18 Apr 2019 00:47:29
Ed you have totally went out your way to skew what I've been saying.

Ajax make similar revenue. Some years we have made more.

Anything they do, we can afford to replicate. Simple as that.

Doesn't matter if it's youth set ups or signings. We can afford to do it and don't.

The fact we haven't is down to the board. The opinions of fans being shortsighted is totally irrelevant as boards don't sign off on things based on a punters moaning.

Simple as that. More desperate deflection from people who can't accept the fact we are choosing to be a smaller club than we are.

{Ed007's Note - I didn't skew your words, you're not making any sense any more. Didn't you write:

"Ajax were going cheap and changed it up, now they are in the semis."

Even though they were in the EL Final 2 years ago or is that too recent to count consider you then wrote:

"I never said they were going cheap recently. But they were going cheap a while ago and it didn't work. They went backwards ."

So when and on what exactly are you saying Ajax "were going cheap" on and what did they change?

www.transfermarkt.co.uk/ajax-amsterdam/transferrekorde/verein/610


20.) 18 Apr 2019 12:59:12
My main point was never about when Ajax were going cheap

My main point is that anything Ajax can afford to do then so can we.

Our board are keeping us under with their useless method. Unambitious and too safe.

You just keep going on about when Ajax went cheap even though it's not the main issue.

In the last 3-4 seasons they have raised the bar in investing in their squad and it's proven to work.

So why shouldn't we? When we can afford to do so?

Simply because people are happy to settle with just being better than rangers.

{Ed007's Note - This is mind-boggling stuff! The entire conversation is about the money Ajax spent last summer, their comparable income to ours and you saying they had gone cheap and now they're not of course I'm going on about, that's because I want to know what you meant, it's not a difficult question is it? What did they go cheap on? These figures are only rough but in the ball park:

Season 18/19 45 million
Season 17/18 26 million
Season 16/17 32 million
Season 15/16 22 million

That's £125 million spent on their squad over the last four years and that's got them to a EL final and now a CL Semi. That roughly works out at us qualifying for the CL every year and spunking our entire earnings from it on transfer fees alone, and that's without taking into account all the other costs involved in transfers like taxes, agent fees etc etc.
Now if you had said "Our board are keeping us under with their useless method. Unambitious and too safe." I'd have totally agreed with you 100%, it's the comparison to Ajax simply because we have roughly the same income etc that's a nonsense. It would take us years and millions of pounds to get to where they are now behind the scenes - then when we do get there we'd find they'd also moved forward.
As I said earlier, there's fans that think every penny we get in should be spent on transfers whereas I believe we should invest more than we do in our scouting, coaches, Lennoxtown & our academy etc and producing more players like KT, McGregor and now Forrest. Then any money we spend can be on having 3/4 players who can take the team to the next level, Celtic do spend money - maybe not enough as we'd all like - but we haven't spent it wisely enough imo.
Basically it looks like all you're saying is Ajax spent more money than us on transfers last summer and that you want to have a pop at the board because of it.}


 

 

10 Apr 2019 22:52:39
Vladan Milojević

Anyone take him as manager? Red Star Belgrade manager. Has been pretty consistent over the past few years.

KenLikeEh

1.) 11 Apr 2019 12:18:31
When the old club won 8 iar Celtic only lost 1 league game that season and we still didn't win the title but you could see we were in touching distance and we eventually just won the league 2 years later.
When we win 8 iar Celtic are more than 2 years ahead of sevco, so unless something drastic happens we will win 10 in a row.
The list of things that can go wrong for Celtic to prevent us making history would be if sevco get bank rolled to the extreme that they would overtake us or if we bring in a foreign coach who has no knowledge of scottish football.
We can't at this stage when we have them on their knees, give them any encouragement of getting back up.
At this stage keep it simple and give Lenny the job for the next 2 years, let him finish what he started.


2.) 11 Apr 2019 12:35:22
They will do everything possible to stop us but so would we do that. Win Sunday win our next league game. If all this goes to plan our lads who have won eight wil be emotionally knackered as the amount of games. Rodgers put so much pressure on these when he left it was unbelievable honestly who leaves a team who are winning everything. For us to win nine will be so tough they will trying to stop us including refs media the usual lot. We need a few buzzing players w could be ready HH.


3.) 11 Apr 2019 12:55:16
Some very Naive statements in there LeonBhoy. The fact is we have been on the decline since our first season under Rodgers. It’s clear he wanted out before he couldn’t cope with the decline in quality any longer. We need a lot of investment in our squad especially in defence. There is nothing new in there. We need freshness. With a real manager. Don’t give me the drivel that someone can’t cope because of the league. Rodgers comes with the league compared to any other manager since Jock Stein and he was new to it all. Your points are invalid and make no sense. Celtic Da comes to mind.


4.) 11 Apr 2019 14:24:38
Basically it comes down to us investing properly how comfortable or not 10 in a row will be.


5.) 11 Apr 2019 14:53:01
Where’s the ‘away and don’t talk pish’ button when you need it. We have a huge squad which is miles ahead of Sevco and we’ll hopefully add another few in the summer but we don’t ‘need a lot of investment in our squad’.


6.) 11 Apr 2019 16:50:29
Agree we're ahead of sevco but the gap should be bigger we be we seem to really push the boat out and strengthen from a position of dominance just a couple of quality signings that are here for 2 or 3 years and we're there.


7.) 11 Apr 2019 18:28:35
Ken LikeEh, you should always listen to your Celtic Da.
I do agree we have been in decline but we have still won the league easily.
I also agree we need to push the boat out next season and invest heavily on players.
I was quite happy for the money to sit in the bank for emergencies but the time has come to spend big and blow away our title rivals.
I would trust Lenny with a big transfer budget, he deserves great credit after the job he done with recruitment first time around. The team he took over from Mowbray was a total shambles and Lenny built a fantastic team.
If we did bring in a manager from Serbia, there is a good chance he would probably bring in a couple or a few of players from that country because he knows the players.
Sevco done something similar last season when they brought in and paid good money for 3 players who played in Croatia last season and they have all struggled to get a regular game and now look a total waste of money.
I don't see why at this stage Celtic should take the chance of messing up 10 in a row.
Give Lenny 2 years and then the young team can then bring in their foreign coach to take us into a more modern football world.


8.) 11 Apr 2019 18:38:11
I think the gap is what it is because of our lack of form and injuries. Add another 4 or 5 players this summer and a new manager and we should run away with the league. Our form before Christmas is what's made the league tighter than it should have been.


9.) 11 Apr 2019 21:57:46
If we’re in decline, I’d like to know what players we had two years ago that were better than what we’ve got now.


10.) 11 Apr 2019 22:34:43
You can't beat an invincible season, so the only way is down, but to be fair to the bhoys they have continued to bring the trophies home.
Its amazing to think that when we beat hearts 5-0 away to win the league that year it was still Ronnies team apart from Sinclair that started that day.
Brendan was a good coach but Ronnie left him the tools to work with.


11.) 13 Apr 2019 14:32:26
The current squad will look a lot different come July. Boyata, Benkovic, Compper, Hendry, Doris, Benyu, Alan, Gamboa, Mulumbu all certs to leave. Burke, Weha, Toljan loans are over. Izzy, Lustig, Sinclair Biton and Gordon are are maybes. Gutman, Perez, Shved, Morgan, Johnston, Henderson, Dembele, Armstrong Okoflex are all young and raring to go so hopefully we will see them throughout next season.


 

 

26 Mar 2019 20:12:18
Any further information on who our next manger may be ED? Or is it still Lennon vs Clarke.

KenLikeEh

{Ed007's Note - As far as I know mate.}


1.) 26 Mar 2019 20:55:14
Don’t shoot the messenger but I’ve heard the Roy Keane is being seriously looked at again.

{Ed007's Note - I'd give the job to Keane as long as he grew his beard back - that was (swear) magnificent!}


2.) 26 Mar 2019 21:57:14
He would be an awful choice even with his badger beard.

{Ed007's Note - Leave the beard alone......


3.) 26 Mar 2019 22:15:58
None of them should get it IMO! Especially Keane, he would be a disaster! Surely we’ve got to be aiming higher than the 3 names mentioned! Love lenny to bits and applaud Clark for doing a decent job at Kilmarnock but we deserve better!

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4.) 26 Mar 2019 23:45:18
Keane would be a disaster. Don’t want him anywhere near CP.


5.) 26 Mar 2019 23:48:09
From these islands I would go with Lennon . However having watched Mick McCarthy's ROI perform so well as they did tonight . I think Celtic should consider McCarthy . There was team work energy, pleasant on the eye and although they only won one nil they created quite a few chances . The difference between tonight and the last half dozen games under M O'Neil where the performance was desperate each game worse than game before was massive,
Players didn't know what O'Neil wanted but were even more wary of R Keane's role . He didn't take any training sessions or part of them but seemed to be more interested in starting rows and fighting . Only some of Jonathon Walters team-mates held Walters back, it is said Walters would have destroyed Keane's hard man reputation.


6.) 27 Mar 2019 07:34:40
Couldn't care less about his hard man reputation, he's a rubbish manager.


7.) 27 Mar 2019 08:24:32
Judging by names mentioned, if either clarke/ keane/ McCarthy got job, it would be a serious lack of ambition. I personally will be furious.

If it's not Lennon then we need someone with a reputation, experience in Europe and someone who can work with our budget.


8.) 27 Mar 2019 10:29:59
imo Keane came to play for us for a payday.
He is not a successful manager and would be a failure.
I am not convinced Lennon is the man but attracting the right guy to the SPFL?


9.) 27 Mar 2019 11:35:10
Don't think it was anything to do with a payday. It was more of an ego trip imo.


 

 

23 Mar 2019 17:03:29
ED or anyone with any knowledge able to shed a light on how our scouting set up works? Are there networks set up in other countries? Do we have bases in these said countries with people working for us on that front? Or is Lee Congerton our sole scout and he works from celtic and that's it? I would love it if we had networks set up in various countries. This could only be beneficial to ourselves if not already doing so.

KenLikeEh

1.) 24 Mar 2019 19:26:51
Kent we have net works and it is debatable if they are any benefit to us.


 

 

15 Feb 2019 09:34:44
Our fan base is quite funny. Expecting way too much from the squad we have got, to beat a well organised Valencia team. This was never going to be an easy game. This Valencia team beat Manchester United. We need to get behind the squad now. We have a treble treble to win. And have more important fixtures coming up in the coming weeks.

KenLikeEh

1.) 15 Feb 2019 10:30:20
Exactly.


 

 

 

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12 Apr 2019 12:36:34
I didn’t mean to come across as if they were investing more kev. My bad. I mean they will be expecting more from the club surely if they are wanting to be the main share holder? I may be wrong but that's the thoughts I had on it. Our stock has dropped recently has it not?

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12 Apr 2019 10:53:51
Same was said about AVB but that’s been quashed and there is potential there. I doubt Martinez will come after the comments from his agent. But I wouldn’t rule out AVB. Was a shock when Brendan Rodgers came in let’s not forget about that. I hope we push the boat out again. Would be an absolute joke. Lawwell and the board need to set the standard required higher now and if they don’t do that they will fail again and we will be caught. Lawwells job is to make the investors money. After the increased investment in the club from that London firm I expect us to move forward with a better manager than Lennon.

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03 Apr 2019 12:23:26
I think that’s a laughable statement form you jonace. “They are not good enough”. Not true in the slightest.

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21 Mar 2019 11:26:49
That would be ideal Cory. Hope we don’t just go with Lennon. I think we could learn a lot from Rose and can clearly spot a player. Plus his links to the Eastern European market would be absolutely ideal.

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12 Mar 2019 18:18:18
Well put King Henrik. Hopefully that’s the idea. Lennon did say that he had discussions with congerton and lawwell on incoming players. There are a few in the pipeline and i would like to think deals would be done quickly. Deals will be done regardless of the manager. Working to Congertons list. I imagine he isn’t doing as bad a job as once thought. Considering we are tapping into the right markets now. Eastern European leagues create amazing talents and there’s no reason why we can’t exploit that especially with the Gained investment from that London company. At the end of the day Lawwell needs to make money.

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17 Apr 2019 22:37:44
I never knew that. With the wage bill cutting and a lot of fringe players leaving then we really should push the boat out for him. Get a few players in the positions you mentioned ED and move on from there. We’re only a few players and an injury free season away from decent results in Europe. IMO.

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17 Apr 2019 22:16:41
Completely agree ED. Well put again. If we did bring in Powell that would be absolutely outstanding. I understand we have been in contact and hope that the fact Rodgers left hasn’t scuppered that. But my understanding is that the appeal of CL or EL football is what Powell is after. If we brought him in I’m sure that’s No10 roll would be less of an issue than it is now. Shved also looks like an outsanding prospect. Perfect competition for Forrest. Once we get the basis set we should be challenging at a higher level to what we do now. That squad looks better than most other teams we face in Europe bar the big leagues. Hopefully a change of fortunes next season.

KenLikeEh

{Ed007's Note - Celtic's interest in Powell goes back to Lennon's first stint as manager and maybe even before that. For me the No.10 is one of the weakest positions, it's not McGregor or Christie's best position for me and Rogic just doesn't do it often enough.}


 

 

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17 Apr 2019 20:34:20
I’m standing by the fact that we definetley have to invest more into the youth set up and glad we are doing so. We can hand pick talent at the Ntcham mark. He’s one of our better midfielders and we picked him up for a nice fee. If we can continue that we will be set. A couple of young defenders around the 5m mark and we will be strong at the back again. We will spend this summer i guarantee it. Think we’re having a clear out and freshening the squad up. We will be rid of 10+ players that are somewhat fringe. Allan, Gamboa, Izzy, hendry? De vries? Gordon? compper?

KenLikeEh

{Ed007's Note - It's the way to go for us, Ken. Have a nucleus of the team that has came through the ranks to the level of KT, McGregor and now Forrest, throw in the odd SPL player like Bain, Hayes, Morgan & Christie and then strengthen the rest of the squad with the money we have on Edouard, Ntcham even Dembele quality. Even loaning players like Roberts for a couple of seasons - not 6 month shots - worked out well for us.
I was talking to someone earlier on - yes I do talk to other people away from here
- but would you be happy if our 3 strikers next season were Edouard, a fully fit & focused LG and Timo Weah on another loan? What about a first choice CB pairing of Ajer and a quality new signing with Jozo and even Bitton/Lustig covering when suitable (lower SPL games). From where we are just now and thinking forward how about this team moving forward over the next couple of years....

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New RB---Ajer---New CB---Tierney---
-------McGregor---Christie----
Forrest------Powell?------NewLW
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Throw in Conor Hazard, Shved, Armstrong Okoflex Karamoko Dembele, Ralston, Johnston, Arzani etc etc and we have the basis of a really strong squad. It won't cost us much to keep up our domination of Scotland but it's whether the board are willing to push on to take us to the next level, I know the next level for me wouldn't be good enough for some others. Over the years I have consistently said we should be aiming for European football after Christmas, either the CL last 16 or EL Round of 32 and I know we've been doing that but it's scraping through. Anyone can get pumped by Barca or PSG - teams at that level even pump each other - but it's the teams we 'know' we should be beating and competing with that we continually let ourselves down against.}


 

 

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17 Apr 2019 13:39:44
We should really be looking at the Dutch league a bit more I think I always thought Steven bergwijn would have been a good get for us and relatively cheap a couple seasons ago. Now you’re looking at 20m.

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17 Apr 2019 11:37:04
exactly ED we’ll put. What people forget is we did spend 9m on French Eddy and he scored our most important goals in Europe this season along with Forrest. We spend another few million on players and develop our youth squad there’s no reason why we can not challenge better teams. This is probably our best squad since Larson and Co. let’s not forget that. We can build on this squad “if” we sign the right players. It’s time for a clean up at the back and I hope the boats back us in defence.

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