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16 Feb 2017 14:31:51
Looks like ambrose on the way back.


1.) 16 Feb 2017 15:55:55
What do we need to do to get rid of him 😂.

{Ed007's Note - His work permit application will now need to be appealed after it being rejected. My own theory is because if it had passed Efe would have been able to play Man Utd in the FA Cup and Jose was a bit worried - think along the Jorge Cadete fiasco :-D

2.) 16 Feb 2017 16:45:48
Ah would have thought with big Efe in the starting line up that would have been man utd playing with 12 men.

3.) 16 Feb 2017 20:31:13
If we didn't need our subs and appearance was the issue I'd give the guy a run out on the 89th for the next few games (as long as he went up front) . The establishment have gone trully mad if he doesn't meet the criteria?

4.) 16 Feb 2017 20:26:30
Is he not due for residency come the summer? Sounds mad to me that a work permit is being dragged up after his his lenght of time here, appearances domestic/ international combined and the tax he has chipped in. Weird world. Who is pulling the strings on this?

{Ed007's Note - The problem is that Ambrose hasn't played enough internationals in the last two seasons to meet the FA criteria but they're all great points you've made.}

5.) 17 Feb 2017 20:00:51
Feel sorry for him, he will be wanting to get his career back on track with a fresh start.

6.) 17 Feb 2017 23:18:48
Never forget being at paradise when we beat Barcelona 2-1. Efe was a rock. Hope he gets a wee run in the team once the leagues wrapped up before he leaves at end of the season. Guy deserves a good sent off.



30 Jan 2017 11:34:36
Efe to hibs?


1.) 30 Jan 2017 12:20:28
Does he need a lift?

2.) 30 Jan 2017 13:36:39
Looks we are losing nearly a full team over the next 24 hours of the papers are right.

Gordon to Chelsea
Izzy to Leeds
Efe to Hibs
Simunovic to Crystal Palace or Sunderland
Dembele to half the EPL
Commons to Hibs
Sviachenko to Leicester
Tierney to Sunderland

3.) 30 Jan 2017 15:44:28
Wishful thinking from the scottish papers Niall Efe and commons and that'll be it but of course it will be an exclusive

4.) 30 Jan 2017 16:58:35

That was the point of the post. We are trying to build a squad, not sell one.

With Commons and Efe probably after some kind of pay-off to go 6 months early it will probably be just as expensive to keep them.

Izzy will also be required for cover.

No danger we will sell the others.



02 Jan 2017 17:57:57
Being reported that the gaffer is getting 6 million to spend in the window.


1.) 02 Jan 2017 18:21:03
Is that the Van Dijk money if he goes to Chelski? I believe that McCarthy was our number one target, 6m might be enough, but Gueye is off to the AFCON and Everton may be reluctant right now. Injury concerns over him too.

2.) 02 Jan 2017 19:37:18
spend the whole £6m and buy Patrick Roberts on a perm deal, then in the summer buy Mcarthy.


3.) 02 Jan 2017 20:04:16
Think it will be for more than just one player to be honest.

4.) 02 Jan 2017 22:15:14
Don't think we need too many to b fair, another quality midfielder in the mould a rogic n Roberts ad b over the moon.

5.) 03 Jan 2017 02:28:12
We are not going to buy Roberts for 6 mil, Man City paid around 12 mil don't think they are going to loan him out for progress then let him go for half the price, let's get real guys, we won't get him on a perm deal.

6.) 03 Jan 2017 08:44:45
Majority of that is add ons mate. I'm sure I remember Ed saying the fee was around or even under 6 million, the adds on depend on performance. Also keep in mind he was bought by a different manager so would not be that strange for him to be let go. however the real issue is when other English clubs hear he is available there will be many out there willing to offer more than we can afford.

{Ed001's Note - I am pretty sure they paid nearly £13m for him but you are right that Pep is not keen on him and the recruitment policy at City in general is something he wants changed. There was a bit of a set-to after they played Liverpool between himself and Txiki Bergiristan over that. If Celtic want to take him on a permanent, they will find Citeh are very receptive to an offer right now.}



03 Nov 2016 11:14:18
Is it true that scott Allan is training with the youth team at Rotherham?


1.) 03 Nov 2016 17:13:55
Scott who. who cares he's not ever going to be in br plans.

2.) 04 Nov 2016 13:34:50
A mistake from the past . Never prepared to add a little work rate to his range of passing.



28 Oct 2016 15:41:40
Tierney hurt in training anyone else heard this.


1.) 28 Oct 2016 18:57:18
Hearing he has broken his leg : (

2.) 28 Oct 2016 18:59:40
Just heard it rom my mate. Out for the season with ankle injury.

3.) 28 Oct 2016 19:02:04
BROKEN ankle / leg.




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13 Mar 2017 13:22:40
Would any body else be tempted to rest our big game players this weekend?
A few of them looked like they could use it before semi final.


{Ed007's Note - No chance, Kev. Unless it's through injury/fitness get them out on that park playing to redeem themselves, get them back to winning ways AND show that they're up to the task of seeing out the season. The semi is over a month away and we have a league to wrap up asap.
We had the winter break and the trip to Dubai was meant to be all about recharging the batteries so if any the players need a rest now then their fitness levels aren't at an acceptable level, if that is the case I'd have them in for extra training never mind resting them.
Even at that I wouldn't say any of our players looked tired yesterday, for me that's just an excuse for them not turning up and putting in what was a thoroughly unacceptable performance. They've got all week to rest and train to be ready for Dundee, that should be ample time for any player.}

1.) 13 Mar 2017 13:43:46
Agree ed just maybe give jozo and eboue a wee run to freshen things.

{Ed007's Note - Things like that are just normal squad rotation though and I've no problem with that. Although Simunovic was on the bench yesterday he wasn't fit enough for 90 mins or I think he would have started beside Boyata. I also think if we had been 2 or 3 goals up Eboue Kouassi would have replaced Bitton at some point during the game but when Bitton got injured we were still looking for goals and McGregor was probably the better option. Armstrong going off injured was a big blow to us and we struggled after that.}

2.) 13 Mar 2017 13:51:40
Kev83: I understand your thinking but the 1st team need to be match sharp and that only comes from playing games at that level.

3.) 13 Mar 2017 14:06:08
Good shout ed can't disagree with that armstrong was a blow thought he was controlling things but we just didn't turn up.

{Ed007's Note - It was reminiscent of a Walter Smith side, knowing that the referee isn't going to red card anyone so just take it turns to commit fouls until you're booked then let someone else be the hatchet man until he gets booked and so on, - but I wonder if it was the drunken jakey tramp Bomber that gave the order to try and injure our midfielders. Did they listen to Meatloaf's Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad after the game?
Don't forget that the game was only 7 mins in when Kenny Miller tried to break Armstrong's leg(s) so there was no surprise when he ended up injured during the game.

4.) 13 Mar 2017 14:30:37
Am amazed they finished with 11 men. there's a picture of millers challenge on another site its unbelievable he never even got booked holts challenge on a think it was paddy was ridiculous not even a foul. and well we know about the pen dermot Gallagher on sly saying it was pen brother bobby would have been getting toasted last mite by the klan terrible display.

{Ed007's Note - I have no doubts at all that if the penalty incident had happened at the other end it would definitely - 100% certain - have been given.}

5.) 13 Mar 2017 14:34:12
If the players have enough pride about them then they should be desperate to play on Sunday to get yesterdays performance out of their system.
Over the last few weeks I've felt that we haven't started games well, I don't know if this down to complacency or not but I would like to see us really forcing our opponents back early in games before they settle into their defensive shape.

{Ed007's Note - We're struggling playing 4-3-3, I can't quite put my finger on it but since we switched formation we don't seem to dominate the way we were earlier in the season when we had a fit Rogic and played 4-2-3-1.}

6.) 13 Mar 2017 14:47:23
ED007 I said last week that our players would be targeted as they knew the ref would turn a blind eye. Did we really expect anything less from Madden.
The game was almost a re run of Delia's semi final, we played poorly in both games, yet were still better than them, a wee gee up from Brendan is now needed.
I agree with you about some of the players easing off in games recently, I hope Rogic is fit for the semi and even the new guy Eboue both may give us some energy.
We all saw how blatant the cheating, and there is no other word from it from Madden, and this was in a game Sevco had nothing to gain except pride, imagine the number of "honest mistakes" that will occur in the semi final, which is now sevco's make or break game.
On the positive side, just like the last semi final, all the "respectful" triumphalism displayed yesterday should ensure our players are well up for the April game.

{Ed007's Note - There is no way that an ex-RFC season ticket holder (wasn't it a debenture he had with the old club?) should be in the middle of a Glasgow Derby.}

7.) 13 Mar 2017 15:06:37
Said in a earlier post that think we're missing rogics wee bit of magic in the last third but hopefully b ready for semi final where the honest mistakes will be a plenty remember big eriks disallowed goal the ladt time at hampden there's yer starter for ten.

{Ed007's Note - We need to look at a new No.10 in the summer, for all I think Rogic's a great technical player his injury problems are a constant concern. I still think we should have kept Johansen for another season to see how he fared under Rodgers.}

8.) 13 Mar 2017 15:36:30
It does beg the question why, like with the English FA and their refs having to declare who they support etc, if there are measures which can reduce pressure or possibly even eliminate innocent mistakes, they aren't taken with the SFA.

{Ed007's Note - It's definitely something that should be looked at up here. Either that or bring in foreign officials for big games like derbies and the semis and finals of the cups.}

9.) 13 Mar 2017 16:11:07
Ed Jimtim's idea is fine and reasonable but do you expect madden and his ilk to be honest?

{Ed007's Note - Madden couldn't lie and say that he wasn't a Rangers/RIFC season ticket holder.}

10.) 13 Mar 2017 17:36:00
I've said before that even if a referee goes into one of these games intending to be truly fair, you can't be sure how they'll react when they have to give a decision in the last minute of a match which is likely to cost his favourite team the match.
It's human nature that he's likely to instantly give the decision in favour of his own team.
Why the SFA think that this won't happen is beyond me. If they were to bring in referees from outside it wouldn't just be fairer to us, it would also be fairer to the refs themselves.

11.) 13 Mar 2017 18:10:25
In that split-second moment gerry, a decision could even be a subconscious one.

12.) 13 Mar 2017 18:04:14
Think your right ed definitely need another no 10 rogic to injury prone maybe young christie can step up next year.

{Ed007's Note - I wouldn't fancy Christie in there in CL matches though.}

13.) 13 Mar 2017 18:46:27
guys if we play Armstrong as a No10 then we are looking at another backup to him. SA has the pace guile and strength to play that role.

14.) 13 Mar 2017 18:47:56
Me neither need to get the cheque book out christie will b fine domestically but cl to lightweight.

15.) 13 Mar 2017 18:46:27
guys if we play Armstrong as a No10 then we are looking at another backup to him. SA has the pace guile and strength to play that role.

{Ed007's Note - Just NAW!!}

16.) 13 Mar 2017 18:47:56
Me neither need to get the cheque book out christie will b fine domestically but cl to lightweight.

{Ed007's Note - Rodgers was quick enough to speak out about LG needing to knuckle down and get himself fit so God knows what he thinks about Rogic. I really hoped he had put all the injury problems behind him and he would cement his place in the starting 11 but that's just over 4 years (Jan '13) he's been here and he's still struggling to stay fit. Being fit for only 50% of our league games is unacceptable to me when you know his injury history.}

17.) 13 Mar 2017 20:53:00
Thats a terrible stat ed shame cause he's got a lot to offer.

{Ed007's Note - I was surprised myself but we've played 28 games and he's made 14 league apps for us so far. Remembering how many times he never lasted the full 90 mins in games I worked it out that in the SPFL he's averaged only 63.5 mins per match - 889 mins over his 14 apps.}

18.) 13 Mar 2017 21:18:59
I actually thought the cup game was closer than a month away but still think some of the players look jaded.
With the league won in all but name really I would be rotating as much as possible up until the semi to make sure everyone at there peak.
As for the number 10 roll I think it's only really rogic that can play it in our squad and it is a must buy for the summer.
Armstrong for me is best in beside brown and is looking more like the next captain every week.



27 Feb 2017 12:20:14
Never managed to see any of the game at the weekend
How bad was the tackle on forrest?


1.) 27 Feb 2017 13:45:24
Seen it a few times and didn't think it was to bad.

2.) 27 Feb 2017 14:36:45
I think it was a hard tackle but it was 50/ 50 nothing really wrong with it IMO I am sure there was no malice in it.

3.) 27 Feb 2017 14:47:36
Yeah wasn't a foul just came together sore.

4.) 27 Feb 2017 15:07:15
Forrest was stretching so there was no support for his ankle when they collided.

5.) 27 Feb 2017 16:03:34
Cheers guys.



11 Feb 2017 22:32:56
Just rewatched the game there and something that really struck me is how happy this squad seems.
Today after the last two goals one of the first players to celebrate with a big smile and a cuddle was ciftci, a guy that hasn't had a sniff all season. That said she to me that there is a harmony about the club at the moment.


1.) 11 Feb 2017 23:50:49
Spot on Kev, our squad seems like it's as tight as a drum. BR is doing wonders to keep a large squad motivated. What struck me watching the replay was the fact we are playing fantastic football through very hard work. Our bhoys are as fit as butchers dogs and look like they could run all day. This is the big difference between us and the other teams.

Everything about Celtic at the moment is bang on. Our team is playing great football, our finances are triple A and the whole set up of our club is morally good. We should be very proud of what our club has achieved. We were very close to going out of existence but we were salvaged by a guy with a very focused business plan to save our club. We didn't go into administration, we were never liquidated and our history was never in doubt. The same cannot be said for the sham act across the City who are now reaping the crops they sowed years ago. We are Celtic! MTH!

2.) 12 Feb 2017 10:52:39
Said it before BigRab and will say it again.
Wee Fergus should get a statue as he is as important as ANY figure in our history.



07 Feb 2017 13:29:35
Just read that only Hamilton have played more players that came through their youth academy than celtic
7 players have featured for us this season from ours.
Hopefully this increases in years to come.
Would love to see a starting 11 one day that consists entirely of players from our own academy.


1.) 07 Feb 2017 14:58:18
This is a key point for me, if we can have more bhoys like KT that are with us to wear the shirt and no a springboard for more lucrative deals then we will have less fear of losing our players after couple of seasons, we must have young right sided players ready for a shot in the first team, anyone know if any right sided players are highly recommended in our youth set ups?

2.) 07 Feb 2017 16:27:47
That's quite an impressive stat. Considering we have more of an access to the luxury of bringing talent in, the fact we are clearly still bringing it through is impressive. Hopefully in the near future one or two more can claim that spot on the team sheet like KT has.

3.) 07 Feb 2017 22:08:11
And Hamilton will be doing it out of necessity as apposed to the talent being right which is what we are doing.

Not sure I buy into the players coming through the ranks being more loyal or committed than players brought in. Some of our greatest servants have been foreign signings and i still remember Liam miller jumping ship early doors for "bigger and better".
Loyalty and commitment are personality traits not guarantees with where you have come from.



05 Feb 2017 14:46:09
Am I the only one who doesn't really care about going all season unbeaten?
Once we have the league tied up in would be bringing in a lot of the young players and getting them ready for first team.
Would also be giving guys like henderson more of a run.


1.) 05 Feb 2017 16:18:43
I absolutely don't care - its nonsense and the bbc guy today when we were 2-1 down "unbeatable" "unthinkable" "invincible" - build us up to knock us down. Then when it eventually happens they will say "well. " when it was those feckers who brought it up in the first place.

"Going for a domestic treble" also twists my tit.

I remember some mug stuck a mike under Garry Cauldwells nose once and said "can you win the Europe league this year" "oh yeah its possible" he says - hook line and sinker.

If I were a manager, it would only be the next thing in front of me.

Not because I don't want the glory of records and Quin-fecking-touples - because all those same hacks are waiting to stick the boot in,

2.) 05 Feb 2017 16:19:39
Kev83.I couldn't care less about the unbeaten run also. Agree also we should develop Henderson etc as soon as the league is in the bag. Big players should be kept for Scottish Cup. Would be a cracking achievement to go unbeaten but players development is more vital for the future imo.

3.) 05 Feb 2017 18:38:34
what an achievement it would be to go whole season unbeaten go down in history regardless the strength of our league, just have to look at the Man Utd drawing with tiny Hull so there's always banana skins.

4.) 05 Feb 2017 18:05:36
Sorry guys I must be one of the only ones that does, it would be an incredible achievement to go through every game we play domestically unbeaten , it has never happened in the modern game and I for one would be ecstatic if we were lucky enough to achieve it, still won't be crying or complaining if we don't right enough.

5.) 05 Feb 2017 19:08:11
Treble would be cracking for me and realistically that should be the target with the LC and a 27 point advantage in the league.

I would take a clean sweep over the zombies before an unbeaten season any day.


6.) 05 Feb 2017 19:36:31
If we can't give youth a chance 27 points clear then when would we? Not complaining with the result but Aitchison could have been given an hour and made way for Dembele. We could always go unbeaten AND drip feed youngsters, that would be grand, but I'd gladly take a couple of losses in order to give young players experience.

7.) 05 Feb 2017 21:41:30
That's an interesting one tick, I think for me I would take a draw at the asbestos dome if we went through the season unbeaten.

8.) 05 Feb 2017 21:04:39
And if brendan had played young jack and lost he would have been crucified I think this is a unique opportunity to make history there'll be opportunities in pre season to play some younger bhoys but surely the bhoys that have grafted all season deserve to see it through,

9.) 05 Feb 2017 22:43:46
Was he not heading for a crucifiction before bringing Dembele on anyway then in that case Mally? Seemingly it wouldn't have made all that much difference.

10.) 05 Feb 2017 23:08:32
What about winning the league against sevco fab surely that's something we will never forget and nor would they.

11.) 06 Feb 2017 11:42:39
I agree tick but that would be at Celtic park. Before the split .

12.) 06 Feb 2017 16:00:10
Long before fab ha!




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26 Mar 2017 00:09:42
Ed it was you who said they have spoken to his representatives. (Fancy word for agents. )


{Ed002's Note - Firstly it ios not a fancy word for "agents" and secondly - of course they have spoken to thyem. You not understanding is the problem - it is very tiresome to keep answering all of this nonsense about "tapping up" because you simply don't understand the process at all - Dembele has not been tapped up.}



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25 Mar 2017 23:31:36
What am I making up ed?


{Ed001's Note - that he has been tapped up, you clearly do not understand what you are talking about, so why make up stuff just to prove your complete ignorance?}



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25 Mar 2017 20:24:44
How can he be demanding guarantees if he isn't involved then ed?
If Chelsea has made an offer to his agent and it's been relayed to the player then an answer has been given then it's tapping up
They do not have to speak directly to him.


{Ed002's Note - Through his agent. You are making this stuff up - he has not been tapped up.}



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25 Mar 2017 19:51:27
If they offered a contract that is to be past on to him yes he has.


{Ed002's Note - They cannot give him a contract - he is contracted to Celtic. You really don't grasp this at all do you?}



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25 Mar 2017 17:01:19
Tapping up in professional sport is an attempt to get a persuade a player from one team to another without the knowledge or permission of his current club.
offering a player a contract through his agent is exactly that.


{Ed002's Note - Chelsea did not speak to the player and agents talk to clubs all of the time - that is their primary purpuse. Dembele has not been tapped up.}




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20 Mar 2017 21:58:53
Could not give a flying feck about going unbeaten.
Get the youth in and get them game time.
Building for the future is more important to me.




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19 Mar 2017 08:51:02
Only player I would have from Scotland is patterson from hearts.
I rate him.
Good defender and is dangerous going forward. Reminds me of Lustig and I think he will develop into a right good player if his next move is the right one.




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17 Mar 2017 10:13:09
He the next couple years of building I would be have with any European football after Christmas but I would love to see us having a right good go at getting beyond the last 16 of champions league.




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15 Mar 2017 19:29:23
The way I see it ed007 is that the gaffer is building HIS team
He is getting people HE trusts into the important jobs
Obviously he does choose where to send the scouts but he will be telling them the type of player he wants and it looks like he is getting the final say on who signs for the first team.
Could we say the same happened for Ronny?


{Ed007's Note - This is a very important role and entails a lot more than just scouting for first team players. We'll be scouting players Brendan Rodgers will never even hear of let alone get to decide if they sign for us. Congerton will deal with recruitment of players at every level not just for the first team, Brendan Rodgers will have very little input on what 10 year old we are looking at bringing to the academy.
Congerton will work more closely with Chris McCart & Tommy McIntyre than he will Rodgers.



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15 Mar 2017 17:39:58
Seems like he's the one Rogers wanted so I agree with ed007 that it is a positive and i think it shows that the gaffer is in charge of all things football.


{Ed007's Note - I think it shows the exact opposite, Kev. The clue's in the job title.


'Lee will have responsibility for the management of the club's player recruitment function and our scouting operation, including our international scouting network.'

Do you think the manager decides where to send scouts etc?}