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10 Jan 2018 16:34:59
Jozo now being linked with Lazio as well as multiple EPL teams. I know it's only speculation atm but it's reaffirming my opinion that I'd much rather keep him than Boyata (who nobody seems interested in taking off our hands) .


1.) 10 Jan 2018 16:57:47
Kevbhoy, I don't think Jozo is much use to us . He is as unreliable if not more so than any other centre half we have on the pitch . He is also unreliable off the pitch as it seems he claims injury at the drop of a hat.

2.) 10 Jan 2018 17:20:10
I prefer him to Boyata but would preferably upgrade both by the start of next season in all honesty.

3.) 10 Jan 2018 17:44:24
Ideally, a new guy to play alongside Ajer for me. If we received several million for Jozo, I think it would be best to cash in. That's what tips it for me as I'm pretty torn on who I would like to see stay out of the two (Jozo better prospect, but in practice I think Boyata has actually been the better of the two) . As you say Kev, based on paper-talk there seems to be less interest in Boyata and I don't see room for both long term, so the sensible thing to do would be sell the player with the best offer.

4.) 10 Jan 2018 17:50:59
I couldn’t believe we signed Boyata in the first place, he had several loan moves to English clubs including Bolton when Lenny was manager and not one of them wanted to sign him, Jozo is made of chocolate, nowhere near strong or tough enough for a centre back, we need to sign another quality centre back .



02 Jan 2018 18:02:14
Ed I saw a report that Lens are open to offers for Duverne. As far as you know, do we still have an interest or has that ship sailed?


{Ed007's Note - If that's for him leaving this month I'm surprised at that, Kev but there is still a strong interest and our bid is still on the table as far as I know. I was thinking along the lines of him coming in to replace Boyata in the summer.}

1.) 02 Jan 2018 18:40:50
BeIn Sports have claimed an "attractive offer" could see him leave this window.

2.) 03 Jan 2018 11:51:23
Probably to do with Lens struggling in the league? I’d like to see duverne bedded in the team before champions league qualifiers.



16 Dec 2017 10:00:50
Marvin Compper is rumoured to have been at CP for a tour and some brief discussions. If true, the only way this would be an acceptable deal is if he'll be a squad replacement for Erik if he's moving on and we have another target who's actually going to improve the first team. But then why would Compper swap a German bench for a Scottish bench and also what does that say for Ajer's chances?


1.) 16 Dec 2017 10:28:48
He’s better than boyata and bitton so why would he be a squad replacement for Erik?

{Ed007's Note - So you've watched Compper play, which one of his 3 sub appearances this season impressed you most? For me the guy's older and no better than Sviatchenko and if Erik was willing to stay we wouldn't be chasing Compper.
Any talk of tours of Celtic Park etc are garbage, RB Leipzig haven't given Compper permission to talk to anyone yet so if this tour and talks happened expect the Germans to make a formal complaint to UEFA about it.}

2.) 16 Dec 2017 11:19:29
Seems to me that if this guy is coming in then we will be buying 2 centre backs this window.

3.) 16 Dec 2017 11:16:41
Boab you are the only Bundesliga enthusiast who has had anything positive to say about Compper from what I’ve seen. Ed, I’m hoping the tour is just media guesswork, which has been very prevalent since BR joined the club. Don’t get me wrong I’ve never seen the guy play but the reviews really don’t inspire confidence.

{Ed007's Note - I'm not going to straight out bash Compper because I haven't watched enough of him but I watch a fair bit of German football and although I know who Compper is I can't remember him standing out in any games or highlights I've seen. I would be amazed, and disappointed, if Celtic are pursuing him as a replacement for Simunovic or Boyata.}

4.) 16 Dec 2017 12:02:50
I would hate for a cb to be brought in to take Ajer's place on the bench rather than actually improve the first team. I think we do need a new cb or 2 but I think it should be players who will actually improve the starting 11 rather than a backup.

5.) 16 Dec 2017 13:03:35
Going for a 32 year old who is cup tied for the Europa is the kind of signing I feared.

I mean Celtic, show a bit of ambition for once. Totally pissed off if this is the extent of our rebuilding what is a defence that couldny keep weans oot a close.

He made a roaring and total arse of not sorting the defence in the summer and we have paid dearly for that. Rogers needs to up his game and sort it. This German guy reeks of the cheap skate mentality we all know and hate.

Needs to do better.

6.) 16 Dec 2017 13:04:25
Rob don't hold your breath mate.

7.) 16 Dec 2017 13:29:26
I think Ajer has proved each time he's made an appearance this season that he is ready to start more. If we bring in another experienced (but not on their last legs) cb who preferably has CL experience then we'll be golden.

8.) 16 Dec 2017 14:25:10
BBC Scotland have reported that we are in talks to sign Compper.

9.) 16 Dec 2017 14:34:13
BBC are reporting that the player has been at Celtic park and was impressed talks are going ahead fee around 1m this reported within the last hour Chris Mcglaughlin.

10.) 16 Dec 2017 15:41:34
Never seen the guy play but adding a bit of experience to our defence can only be a good thing. Played for decent clubs in good leagues so should do the job for a year or 2.

{Ed007's Note - He can play at LB as well so maybe cover for CB and LB in one player.}

11.) 16 Dec 2017 18:17:33
Ed I was more impressed with his sub appearances than I was of Eriks performances this season! 😂

Just because he hasn’t played much doesn’t mean he isn’t a good signing? He’s still an improvement and better experience than boyata and Erik. Plus he’s techinally a better player. So while he might not be the cb answer, I still think he’s be better backup for simo and whoever he partners (I’m hoping we sign 2 centre backs) . I’d like to see the boy from Zagreb and have Compper as backup. Boyata is another Ambrose and Erik is slow.

{Ed007's Note - Yeah his two 45 minutes appearances - he was hooked at half time in both games - and 19 mins in a meaningless CL match and you're an expert on squad players from Germany. How do know he's an improvement on anyone at Celtic or technically better, what have you seen him do in those 109 minutes that his manger hasn't? RB Leipzig didn't want to sell him because of their injury problems, they have injury problems and he's still not even making their squad.
I'll take a wild stab in the dark and say your talking oot yer bum!}

12.) 16 Dec 2017 19:12:32
Better than what we have although av no seen him brilliant.

13.) 16 Dec 2017 19:49:26
Sorry remind me where I said I was an expert on German squad players? I’ve seek him play plenty for Hoffenheim and the games he’s played for Leipzig outhwith this season he’s been good.

You don’t need to be an expert on German squad players to know he’s better than boyata and bitton.

I’ll yake a wild stab that you clearly don’t watch many celtic games to see that boyata is rubbish and Compper is better. He’s played much more competitive leagues than any of our current cb’s.

Compper would be better back up than boyata or bitton. I’d still like to see benkovic alongside simo. Next you’ll be saying benkovic is shite too just because I don’t watch a lot of Croatian league footy?

{Ed007's Note - You've got me, I don't watch any Celtic games. Oh and Comppper left Hoffenheim 5 years ago next month - FIVE YEARS! I guess age and sitting on a bench for the last 6 months hasn't had any effect on his ability or fitness etc. since then. And as a 32-year-old German I'm not surprised he's played in more competitive leagues than our CB's.
You said yourself he's not the same player so if he's getting worse why should we want him, what does he bring to the table that Boyata or Simunovic doesn't, is he quick, better in the air, a threat at set-pieces, does he like a tackle, can he spot a pass, what's his defending style?
And don't say 'he brings experience', that's just an excuse people use for signing old has beens like Bruno Alves.}

14.) 16 Dec 2017 21:07:47
Bring in old players and saying it's for their experience only works if they're still decent players. Look at when we brought in Ljungberg, he was useless but had a lot of experience. If we're only looking at old men, ed let's get majstorovic back or big bobo. 😂.

{Ed007's Note - That's it mate, just experience isn't enough and you've highlighted where we've been stung before like that with bigger names than Compper but he will be no more than adequate cover for CB and probably LB as well. Boab will be able to tell us how he compares to KT at LB........}

15.) 17 Dec 2017 00:47:22
In BR we have to trust cause he demands so much in our players he won't make a bad transfer in his eyes.

16.) 17 Dec 2017 11:24:05
Every manager makes bad transfers now and then. Every signing is a gamble.

17.) 17 Dec 2017 12:14:14
We would need more than one CB ideally with important CL qualifiers to contest, someone that has played regularly and not just someone whose made a few sub appearances. With the World Cup at the end of the season we will be without Boyata and Lustig so he can't cover CB. Jozo has the plastic pitch issue as well and Ajer is still inexperienced at CB as is Bitton. Erik will likely be off in this window too. So all we have for CB is Jozo, Bitton and Ajer and with Jozo's injury track record there could be the possibility of the Astana away defence. Although experience is good we need someone playing regularly and fit. Whose to say with the amount of games we play Compper isn't going to become a cropper? He is getting on a bit. Kolo looked alright in Liverpools run ton the EL final but look what sitting on our bench done to him when he finally got a game (Monchengladbach)

18.) 17 Dec 2017 15:32:49
On today’s performance I’ll still stand by my previous comment that commper is better than boyata! Maybe Ed007 thinks that was an acceptable performance from our centre backs!

Yeh I’d rather take a gamble on someone who has more experience, a technically better player. You ask what he brings to the table that boyata doesn’t? For a start Compper knows how to defend plain and simple! Boyata is f******g atrocious! A bit like your attitude.

{Ed007's Note - You're the only guy on the planet who thinks Compper will improve our defence. A Chelsea fan on the live chat even said he's slower than Bitton lol He has more experience than who, how many CL games has he played in, is he more experienced than Lustig that has played at international tournaments? How good is he playing at LB?
If Compper's the answer, God knows what the question is. As I said, a cheap option to replace Sviatchenko and cover for CB and LB.}

19.) 17 Dec 2017 18:41:04
Simunovic is as much of a liability as Boyata at the moment, neither of them are good enough for Celtic, it looks very much that BR doesn’t fancy Erik so we need to sign 2 quality centre backs in January as a priority .

20.) 17 Dec 2017 19:42:15
Can't see any sense in bringing in someone who can't play in Europe, that would mean if he plays it would be domestically, and you would be playing a different centre back pairing in Europe, and then he plays domestically, which would mean the Europe pairing would be getting unnecessarily disrupted, part of the problem with the defence is there had not been a settled central defence, which makes Gordon's job harder as well, so can't see any sense in giving the German a deal, unless it's for next season.

21.) 18 Dec 2017 13:04:23
Is the whole point not to argue over how a 33 year old bit part player, will or won't sort our pathetic defence, but rather, why the phuck are we even considering it would?

I love a bargain, but to be a bargain it has to be worth more than I paid.

A possible four year deal for a guy who will be pushing 38?

I can't believe how absent reality is to whoever came up with this pile of shite idea.

Celtic boards spelling of ambition?


Get the lid aff that tin.

{Ed007's Note - For me this one's up there in the bizarre stakes with the Gamboa and Hayes signings.}



15 Nov 2017 08:18:41
Filip Benkovic is a name that refuses to go away. Sure I read that Zagreb want £20M but have no European revenue this season so surely that would lower his price into the category of "the money is available for the right player".


1.) 15 Nov 2017 17:58:35
Would be a massive coup if we landed him kev, think he’s the sort of player that would take us forward. But with today’s inflated market you could see the likes of WestBrom etc paying the 20m for a player of his standard. Here’s hoping though.



13 Nov 2017 15:56:07
We're being linked to 20 year old Ukranian striker Artem Dovbyk who has scored 12 goals in 12 games for Dnipro in the Ukranian 2nd Division. His contract is up in December so would be free.


1.) 13 Nov 2017 22:27:35
There was a link to his goals in one of the Celtic blog sites. Even with the wonders of YouTube I didn't see enough to warrant taking him on board. If we are going to play 2 up front then yeah we need 4/ 5 strikers. If we are going down that route then I'd want a higher calibre of player brought in. If we get a shot at the El I don't think we will be playing 2 anyway. I'd like the wages and cash spent elsewhere.

2.) 13 Nov 2017 22:41:04
I can’t see us paying the money for Edouard tbh rglen8 but I don’t see much in this guy either like you say. We’ll probably be looking for a permanent third choice striker at some point but I’d like to see Aitchison given more of a chance soon.

3.) 14 Nov 2017 10:03:53
Voted best young Ukrainian player 2016/ 17, and called up to the Ukraine national squad, if Brendan does want him, and he is free then why not take a chance, never know he could be the next big thing.

4.) 15 Nov 2017 22:33:10
Possible replacement for moussa? I reckon there will be bids in January. Just a hunch.




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17 Jan 2018 18:33:07
Some supporters on social media are driving me to despair. Bunch of greetin' faced panic merchants! Am I missing something here? Is there not still 2 weeks left of the window? Plenty of time left to do business now that the team are back from Dubai. Also the folk moaning about how Rangers are skint so how can they strengthen but we can't? 1) They need to sign more players because they're chasing us, not the other way about. 2) We've spent more on 2 signings than they have on their 5.


1.) 17 Jan 2018 19:12:26
Spot on Kev. We're trying to improve a team and they're trying to polish a turd. ☘️.

2.) 17 Jan 2018 20:15:38
We can afford to add quality not quantity, albeit I think their signings have been pretty good I still don’t think they’ll be a threat to us. We have the superior squad and we should compliment that when and where possible, not bulk buy or loan half a team. I get folk wanting signings but it bugs me how folk talk about the board and our transfers as if they actually have a clue what’s going on.

3.) 17 Jan 2018 20:30:49
We have a good unit and will add quality not panic buys.

4.) 17 Jan 2018 20:48:26
Thats a cracker JFP 😂😂😂.

5.) 17 Jan 2018 20:51:02
Its a generational thing Kev, instant gratification with everything these days. No one has any patience at all, need to realise its not a computer game, can't just click to another page, buy, then put straight into a team. Sometimes i yearn for the days when you only found out Celtic signed someone when you got up and looked at a paper.

6.) 17 Jan 2018 21:19:41
A wish they would do away with transfer windows, it's a pile of pish designed to get clubs spending money for the sake of it.

7.) 18 Jan 2018 16:19:16
Im glad there's transfer windows steph, i couldn't handle the mince that gets spouted all year round.

8.) 18 Jan 2018 20:49:22
It wouldn't be half as bad as this. Teams need to bulk buy instead of buying what they need as they need it. It's like people that buy 3 loaves and 8 pints of milk on Christmas Eve in Asda, it's only shut for 1 day but u see the old dears fighting over a big 2 litre jug of milk n yer thinking to urself i doubt you'll get to see that empty hen.



16 Jan 2018 10:00:39
If the players were hitting the form of last season I think there would be far less supporters clamouring for signings. Hopefully the break to Dubai is exactly what the doctor ordered and, along with a couple of signings, guys like Sinclair and Dembele get back to their best, bag a double treble and give Zenit a right good game.


1.) 17 Jan 2018 00:14:18
There is no reason why they won't Kevbhoy.



13 Jan 2018 13:22:44
Although Kris Boyd rubs many posters up the wrong way with his columns, I'd like to wish him all the best with his new endeavour which is a charity in memory of his brother that will help people with serious mental health issues.


1.) 13 Jan 2018 14:17:34
Too true Kev,
Mental health needs as much support as it can get. The NHS is on its knees thanks to years of mismanagement and it’s us who bear the brunt.
For far too long mental health has a serious stigma attached to it. People suffer at all sorts of levels: depression, break downs, schizophrenia etc and everyone needs support.

I encourage anyone to read up and find out how they can support anyone who’s suffering chances are we all know someone who needs it.

2.) 13 Jan 2018 14:56:29
Totally agree with u both, and good on the guy fir doing something, had my battles mentally in the past myself and as u say i. c resources are poor, luckily had family to fall back on, since then iv learned of tons of freinds who had suffered in silence prior and since me and have always lended an ear when possible, 🇮🇪✌️.

3.) 13 Jan 2018 18:32:53
Yep many people need all the help they can get good luck kris.



05 Jan 2018 20:28:52
Over seen a lot of sour grapes on social media about us always hoovering up all the young Scottish talent and leaving them to rot which I really don't agree with. The only genuine youngster I can think of recently is Ryan Christie and when folk start citing Scott Allan as an example you know they're talking p*sh. I do, however, really hope that Lewis Morgan is given a fair crack of the whip when he comes in the summer. HH.


1.) 05 Jan 2018 23:36:59
How exactly have we left Christie or Allen or any other youth to rot. Christie plays every week. Allan we have found more than one club to take him on loan. Also a quite high number our youth out at smaller clubs throughout the Scottish leagues.
Plus would the likes of Aberdeen Dundee and the like be able to afford these players without us paying bi g chunks of their wages?

{Ed007's Note - Kev on Kev action!! Are you brothers? You've got the same name...

2.) 06 Jan 2018 00:28:28
Morgan in Compper too I would like to c another CH in but in order for that to happen I recon one or two may have to leave. U would live to c a number 10 brought in creative spark but let's c. ED with the team going to Dubai do u think players who are looking for other clubs will travel or stay at home?

{Ed007's Note - I'd imagine that'll depend on where they are in negotiations with other teams and personal situations.}

3.) 06 Jan 2018 07:47:10
What I am trying to determine is when I see the squywho have traveled will that indicate who is leaving the club?

4.) 06 Jan 2018 09:04:06
Ed - re. Kev on Kev, Schizophrenia is my guess.

{Ed007's Note - As long as one of them doesn't fake his own death we'll be fine.}

5.) 06 Jan 2018 11:49:11
@Kev83 I said in my post that I disagree with the accusation. I mentioned Christie because he’s the only player we’ve picked up from another Scottish team who was very young, guys like Allan, GMS, even going back to Riordan we’re in their mid 20’s with well over 100 games under their belts.

6.) 06 Jan 2018 12:08:32
We are going to sign good young players like Christie and Morgan for next to nothing and let them out on loan until they become first team level players so we don’t need to spend the 4m we might possibly pay for Mcginn. It’s not like we’re Man City or Chelsea wasting players away the amount of players Chelsea have put on loan is disgusting!

7.) 06 Jan 2018 15:00:51
Kevbhoy my post was agreeing with yours.

8.) 06 Jan 2018 17:22:55
Ahh sorry Kev, my bad.



01 Jan 2018 17:08:06
All the best to big Erik if he goes. It's a shame that he and the gaffer don't click (Ed has alluded he gets wrapped up in the speculation) as I feel on his day he's probably our best CB.


1.) 01 Jan 2018 17:28:18
Fae what I have heard the gaffer thinks he is to slow and to short for the way we play. With how far up the field our fullbacks play we need fast CBs.

2.) 01 Jan 2018 17:49:13
Happy new year lads. Must say l did feel sorry for big Erik. Some of the mistakes and displays made by others playing CB seem to be a lot worse and were not given them same treatment as he has. Best of luck with your next club big man.




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19 Jan 2018 16:05:35
That would make more sense Tompo since we’ve just signed Lewis Morgan.




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16 Jan 2018 22:49:22
Any news on who may fill Erik’s boots Ed? The only CB I’ve really seen us linked with consistently is Hendry and if that’s the case I don’t think BR will have his wish of being stronger after the window than we were before it. Perhaps a deal for Caulker could be on the cards?


{Ed007's Note - I'd say Ajer and probably more Compper have already taken Sviatchenko's spot.}



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16 Jan 2018 19:54:03
He’s spot on! Most of us would have happily moved on almost every player after RD left and start again but look how much most of them have improved under BR.




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16 Jan 2018 16:09:28
I’m surprised he didn’t get interest from a better team tbh but best of luck to him if he goes. Maybe fancied some decent weather.




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15 Jan 2018 10:48:46
My point Tesla is that a scout should never put forward a name when they know for a fact the guy isn’t good enough just because he’s within budget. Being within price range shouldn’t make you a target. We need a CB and Kirk Broadfoot’s within our budget, doesn’t mean he should be anywhere near a list of players we’re scouting.





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18 Jan 2018 16:43:12
You feel they could’ve spent double? What detailed knowledge of the club’s overall finances is that based on?




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18 Jan 2018 15:47:52
You watched a lot of Zenit this season bravetart? It's a 50/50 tie.




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18 Jan 2018 15:44:51
So what's your experience of how Lawwell and co have been operating recently Cjb77? Since BR has been here we've paid £3M for Sinclair, £3M for Kouassi and over £4M for N'tcham, our highest fee in a decade, seems to me like they are willing to spend money when a player of interest becomes available.




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17 Jan 2018 20:15:38
We can afford to add quality not quantity, albeit I think their signings have been pretty good I still don’t think they’ll be a threat to us. We have the superior squad and we should compliment that when and where possible, not bulk buy or loan half a team. I get folk wanting signings but it bugs me how folk talk about the board and our transfers as if they actually have a clue what’s going on.




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13 Jan 2018 16:54:13
Jungle John we have a very decent chance against Zenit as it is. Why are people making this out to be an impossible tie?