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01 Apr 2019 19:49:06
This is not an April fool joke, but maybe some forum members can confirm more. I met a relative of a recently retired Irish International yesterday, who told me that no matter who is the manager next season, but it will be Lenny, that James McCarthy is comming end of June, deal already done. I know some on here have some close connections with him, any news?


1.) 01 Apr 2019 20:40:16
When has he last played a game? To me we have more than enough injury prone players. Good player but how many games does he average a season.



26 Mar 2019 10:02:53
Any News on what happened with Bayo and Boyata?


1.) 26 Mar 2019 13:26:26
Wasn't boyata personal reasons but bayo never heard a thing.

2.) 26 Mar 2019 13:48:22
Bayo only lasted 14 minutes of his international and missed the second game completely mally.

3.) 26 Mar 2019 14:05:25
Cheers kev missed that 👍👍.



16 Jan 2019 18:38:34
Nitcham off to Porto, I think it's ok, apart from one or two efforts, he threw in the towel when Dembelle left, big money plus Mbemba, would be a great deal, no messing about, just get it done.


1.) 16 Jan 2019 18:59:58
Not for me the bhoys going to be a star.

2.) 16 Jan 2019 19:22:32
Ntcham is quality. He is taking a bit of time to get up to full speed following injury and the emergence of Christie. I'm shocked at the attitude of fellow fans towards him leaving. For his age he has done very well for us and carried the midfield at times. There is not another player like him in Scotland, fact. I would say he will leave for a record transfer in Scottish football in a few years if we get him fit, playing regularly and doing it in Europe. I wonder how many fans calling for a swap with Mbemba have ever seen Mbemba play?

3.) 16 Jan 2019 19:45:05
Good post Buster. I'd like us to keep Ntcham as he's a quality young centre mid. But every player has their price. As for Mbemba, I always remember him popping up in these best young talents articles etc. but I wasn't impressed with what I saw at Newcastle. Still young though.

4.) 16 Jan 2019 19:58:26
It this true or just the same Porto rumour?

5.) 16 Jan 2019 20:27:42
Got to agree Kev, it’s as simple as that the bhoy is going to be a star and as buster said when fully match fit he will grow into controlling the strings in the centre of the park. Sky is the limit for Ntcham.

6.) 16 Jan 2019 20:38:17
Couldn't disagree more Malika, the guy's going to be top drawer and a few bad games won't change that. He was the main man in midfield last season and he made everything tick. I'd play him and McGregor and him together with Christie in the No. 10 position at least until Tam comes back from the Asian Cup. A wee run of games alongside a guy who's been consistency personified all season will bring out the best in him rather than playing next to Brown who's arguably been equally as poor in recent weeks.

7.) 16 Jan 2019 20:45:48
Ed hit the nail on the head. He's been playing beside brown who's touch has gone and passes have been horrendous. So Ntcham has had to cover or recover and drop deeper than he would like.

8.) 16 Jan 2019 21:32:15
Toprig there’s no way you can blame Brown for Ntcham’s poor form. I’m a big Ntcham fan but his form leading up to the game against that lot was poor that’s why he found himself on the bench for a few games. The guy is bound to have a dip in form he can’t be outstanding every game but I’m not having that this was down to playing beside Broony.

9.) 16 Jan 2019 21:50:17
I would go with the theory that Brown makes Ntcham not play to his full potential, I don't know, maybe there is a place for Brown in midfield now, in a sort of Nobby Stiles role, but I think his age has caught up with him now and he holds the team back.

10.) 16 Jan 2019 22:15:18
Ntcham must be a good player, if he wasn't the MSSM wouldn't bother trying to upset him and create doubt in his mind and in the minds of gullible supporters .
We would be better supporting NtCham and encourage him to play at the height of his ability more often.

11.) 16 Jan 2019 22:26:41
Nitcham will be top drawer if he puts in the work.
To say playing with brown has made nitcham poor is just utter nonsense.
Nitcham didn’t try a leg in the sevco game and hid the whole second half, at least brown put himself about, wasn’t his best game but brown never hides.

12.) 16 Jan 2019 23:37:10
Ntcham is too inconsistant to be a top drawer player. Take what we can get for him now and move on.
He looks good when he has plenty of time on the ball, but away from home when he gets closed down quicker or playing against good opponents, he struggles to play a first time ball accurately. Most plays stop with him giving the ball away needlessly.
I also feel that sometimes he is not up for the fight and he can put more effort in.

13.) 16 Jan 2019 23:58:21
I think Ntcham and McGregor would work a treat in the middle better than Brown and Ntcham. Both rangy passers and both a goal threat too. Agree everyone has their price another season to prove his worth wouldn't be too bad but sell if he's only going to play second fiddle especially if the price quoted is right. But take it with a pinch of salt as it's all likely unsettling tactics.

14.) 17 Jan 2019 01:08:15
There is a player in Ntcham and we have seen glimpses of it but his attitude doesn't look right at times. If that can't be fixed and Porto are offering serious cash then sell but only if the money is reinvested in the playing squad.

15.) 17 Jan 2019 09:54:07
There may be a player in nitcham but is he the guy u want in the trenches. The games against hibs and rangers in particular he was shocking. He doesn't look like a guy who wants to be there. Yes he is quality but Personally l would take a good offer as l think if it does come he would want to go.

16.) 17 Jan 2019 10:42:45
Ntcham has played about 10 good games for us. Find him good when it's going good but when we have to dig in he goes missing.

17.) 17 Jan 2019 11:25:38
It wasn't about not hiding, or trying his best, it was the fact he was there instead of McGregor, he disturbed the Feng Shui of the whole midfield, with Brown in midfield he takes over a role, or a position that McGregor or Ntcham would have been interpreting to a much better advantage, but because Brown is more senior and is seen as the 'beating heart' of the team, he is given too much deference by his teammates where as the opposition don't hold him in such high esteem, and they exploit his weaknesses whereas a younger Brown would have brushed them aside, it's called getting old, you always think you are just as fit and effective as you were when you were twenty three, but you're not, you're older and more experienced, but slower, someday you just got to accept it, c'est la vie.

18.) 17 Jan 2019 16:14:26
Aindoh who is Feng Shui? Not another loan signing today I hope?

19.) 18 Jan 2019 00:40:58
I may have said this before but I think Ntcham brings a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to our midfield.



23 Dec 2018 13:55:01
James McCarthy and Omar Niasse both available on loan from Everton, take both of them asap.


1.) 23 Dec 2018 15:29:37
We don't need McCarthy and he is more injury prone than our entire squad.

2.) 23 Dec 2018 17:34:40
McCarthy broke his leg earlier this year making a last ditch tackle would hardly call that injury prone.

3.) 23 Dec 2018 19:06:43
Not including his broken leg, he has had about 7 injuries at Everton causing him to miss 10games on average each time, he has been at Everton 3/ 4years now. I would say that's injury prone.

4.) 23 Dec 2018 22:20:48
That right ice man?

Ok here goes.

2010/ 11 Oct 23rd - jan 10th. 79 days

2014/ 15 Nov 9th - jan 31st. 27 days hamstring

2016/ 17 Aug 23rd - Oct 5th. 43 days groin

2016/ 17 Dec 19th- jan 7th. 19 days

2016/ 17 Mar 24th - June 30th 98 days

2017/ 18 Aug 11th - Oct 17th 67 days

2017/ 18 Oct 25th - Dec 26th 62 days

Then less that a month later breaks his leg making a last ditch tackle on Jan 20th.

{Ed007's Note - If you got that from transfermarkt I doubt it's accurate, but if you're into that have a look at Scott Browns over the same period and he hasn't had a DOUBLE leg break....


Tom Rogic:


Leigh Griffiths:


James Forrest:


All seem to be as 'injury prone' as James McCarthy.......

And even KT has had 3 spells out this year injured:


Maybe time to cash in on him if he's starting to miss so long?

5.) 23 Dec 2018 22:54:08
Jeez Dr Kev. You got the guys whole medical history there. 😂Sounds like some bull there to me. 206 days missed with hamstring injuries I ain't buying it. Look I'm not doubting the guy has had his fair share of injuries but imo I think he'd be a great addition to our squad and could well replace Brown providing he stays injury free 😉.

6.) 23 Dec 2018 23:44:40
In fact big Sam said he was mentally scarred by his injury record and how often he injured the same area.

7.) 23 Dec 2018 23:32:32
Rumours on balotelli. Any news ed.

{Ed007's Note - Brexit is a farce and the Gatwick drone is a false flag.}

8.) 23 Dec 2018 23:40:03
Ed I have been quite vocal about how often rogic is injured, as have you.
Forrest was certainly an injury prone player until the last few years.
Griffiths with the exception of what he is going through I'd say he's becoming injury prone as well.
Even Scott Brown a lot of people were saying he was to injury prone until Rogers came in.

I did get that info from transfer market but there is no way anyone can say McCarthy doesn't break down regularly.
I think wilshere is a great player but wouldn't sign him for same reason.

{Ed007's Note - My point is every player misses games with niggling injuries throughout the season - take out McCarthy's double leg break and his injury record is no worse than some of our star players. Most of Jack Wilshere's 'injuries' were cover ups for failed drug tests.}

9.) 24 Dec 2018 10:59:12
Talking of Injury prone players Andy Carrol Wtf?!

{Ed001's Note - that is a man who missed over a year because he fell off a bar stool drunk at a casino owned by Derek Llambias. And when I say drunk, I mean absolutely blind drunk and it was less than 48 hours before a game. Almost all, if not all, of his injuries can be traced back to the effects of his heavy drinking.}

10.) 24 Dec 2018 13:44:03
I still say get him signed just for the nights out! 😂.

11.) 24 Dec 2018 14:13:53
Silly boy wonder if players like that ever look back in regret at what they could have done! On his day he’s unplayable sadly that’s once every 3/ 4 years.

{Ed007's Note - With the money in the modern game I doubt many of them will.}

12.) 24 Dec 2018 16:57:14
Just send us up all the junkies and alkies I'm sure Super Slipper could use them.

13.) 25 Dec 2018 09:44:27
Scotzine story linking us with loan for McCartney today 😂 I can't see it with Nir back from injury we have too many players in that position as it is and it's not an area we need to waste money on.



31 Aug 2018 21:42:13
Any offers for Boyata? All interest gone away?


1.) 31 Aug 2018 21:52:12

Might as well sell him and throw in KT and Ntcham too.

This is the most disgusted I have ever been as a Celtic fan.

2.) 31 Aug 2018 22:20:24
Well I’m sure if u have a ticket I can get rid of it for you. Pure riddy some of the rubbish being spouted.
Edouard was signed at the start of the window as Dembelle replacement all this talk of it’s late in the window blah blah blah is bull it wa always about getting the right fee for him. Yes the last 2 days hasn’t been handled great but I’m sure if Lyon had started at £20m+ it would’ve been done in a flash. He goes with my best wishes (and I’m glad it’s now don’t want unhappy players) but no player is bigger than the club. We move on it’s time to forget the way we feel about the board or rubbish behind the scenes it’s time to get back to why we’re all here in the 1st place supporting the TEAM. Let’s give these manky persons a right doing on Sunday and let that scouser know exactly what he’s walked into.
Glasgow’s green and white this is our city.

3.) 31 Aug 2018 22:20:29
Niall it’s not that bad we Can still sign free agents when the window closes😎.

4.) 31 Aug 2018 22:24:31
It is definitely the worst transfer window in last 5-6 year. Sell our best player and no replacement. Ok we got a cb on loan. But c'mon are the board trying to let rangers win the league. We could of had a replacement for dembele lined up no bother and a replacement for boyata as well lined up. We could have brought in nearly 30 million selling these 2 and even spent 15 million on replacements and board would have 15 million extra now we have lost our best player with no replacement and a huffy defender that will just slate the club to anyone that asks him when sold. Great transfer window 👌.

5.) 31 Aug 2018 22:37:19
Welshy. Agree . Draw line. Move on . COYBIG. 🍀🍀🍀.

6.) 31 Aug 2018 23:04:40
thank jebus for welshbhoy. How do you manage to keep your mind so limber?

Not enough money for Dembele with 2 years to go, but Rodgers _obviously_ cut the moose loose. I'm worried that sets a precedent: make waves and you get what you want. What a tantrum. and a real setback.

we ought to have about 40M to throw at the right player now, LOL. Iniesta to have a last minute rethink?

7.) 31 Aug 2018 23:14:44
5 or 6 decades more like. A complete self inflicted shambles. We need men to lead the club, not people who at a challenge with fear and worry. Life’s a risk, I would much rather we went down fighting like feck than die on our knees.

Stand fecking up Celtic, throw a barsteward pinch!

8.) 31 Aug 2018 23:28:32
Dry your eyes we are a feeder club now, players come and go, we may never qualify for the champions league again, because of the set up and the fact when we get a great player they will be off after a couple of years so no chance of building a team, I hate it as well but it's the reality.

9.) 31 Aug 2018 23:39:15
The season before dembelle came in griff score 40+ goals that year. Edourde is imo a better all round player than dembelle. Dembelle has his firness issues so 20 million. Bon voyage big man, cheers for the memorys.

10.) 31 Aug 2018 23:42:34
Welshy I agree what you’re saying about backing the team (it’s a shame the board don’t share the same view) however BR said this week he needs 3 strikers. I’m happy with Griff and Edouard but I pray to god they stay fit and healthy which has been an issue for them both recently. That’s the reason Lawwell and the board get away with shortchanging the fans year after year. They know our loyalty will never go away. We will NEVER turn our back on our beloved Glasgow Celtic. We will continue to turn it week in week out. We will continue to buy merchandise and support our club because it’s in our DNA to do so and I feel the board are very well aware of this and that is why year on year despite CL revenue and incoming transfer fees very little is invested in the team. Despite this I will continue to support Brendan and the Bhoys 💚🍀.

11.) 31 Aug 2018 23:48:33

Do you remember last season when we had 3 strikers? At times we struggled to keep more than 1 fit and both Eddy and Griff have already been injured this season and we are only 10 games in.

BR said himself with the number of games we play we need 3 strikers.

I’m not bothered about Dembele going but we are now significantly weaker than last season with the guys we have lost and with Sevco getting stronger we have a real fight on our hands for title number 8.




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17 Jun 2019 20:04:30
Some of the Lads on here were right about the Benkovic loan, I thought it was a no brainer that he would be back, but Man Utd signing Harry Maguire puts an end to that, we will need to identify a sign a new one very soon.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 20:23:36
Not necessarily, apparently Leicester are looking for a CB to directly replace MacGuire as they feel Benkovic is not ready for EPL.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 22:34:08
Lewis Dunk of Brighton is apparently their first choice to replace McGuire.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 22:43:12
Aren't they meant to be signing Dunk from Brighton to replace Maguire.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 23:01:29
MacGuire is vastly overated.



05 Jun 2019 11:08:14
Wouldn't you think it would just be a nod of the head from our former manager if Benkovic was coming back for another season, I sort of thought that this would be the first bit of news released, any thoughts?


1.) 05 Jun 2019 12:33:32
Not as simple as that. Given the speculation regarding Harry McGuire, Leicester will wait until the window is closing before deciding on Benkovic as they won’t want to be left short, which in turn means we are either hanging on to see whether Leicester need him or move to an alternative target and get them in early doors for the CL qualifiers.

2.) 05 Jun 2019 13:04:35
You would think that it would be very straight forward, especially with Boyata leaving, but it might be that NL prefers a permanent signing of his own? Benkovic was kinda frozen out these past weeks.

3.) 05 Jun 2019 17:51:00
I think Celtic weren't wanting to run the risk of sending Benkovic back to Leicester with an injury OAB.



13 May 2019 12:16:38
Chris Houghton now available, he has done a great job wherever he has been, was never going to last long in the epl, just because of the club and I think his owners lack of ambition, big European and international experience, could be a good option.


1.) 13 May 2019 14:28:33
He was the guy I mentioned on here that i thought we should go for before we got BR.
I still think he would be a good manager.

2.) 13 May 2019 15:25:12
Regarding the Moyes post earlier kev.

He had Everton regularly 6th and 7th for 11 years. He even achieved a top 4 finish.

He spend £182 million over 11 seasons.

This is an average spend of £16 mil a season. Not to mention much of his money was made on sales.

He had a side in the premier league working on a budget similar to ours and was finishing 6th regularly.

To sit and say he didn't do well at Everton is an Insult. not just to him but also yourself as it shows you haven't a clue what you are talking about.

P. s I don't rate him overall or want him here but at Everton he was excellent. Facts.

3.) 13 May 2019 15:47:06
What did he win?
Nothing when even teams round about him or lower were winning trophies. He done average at Everton and pish everywhere else.

4.) 13 May 2019 19:10:00
Hahahahahha awwww nawww you can't be serious. Didn't win anything at Everton. EVERTON so it's a failure 😂😂😂

My god. U have no clue about football.

Managing in England with £16mil budgets and being top 6 in the richest league about.

And that's failure to you.

Just cos we win diddy cups in Scotland it's a success then?

So linfield are better than Tottenham then as they have won more trophies?


5.) 13 May 2019 19:26:03
Answer me this kev. What did god almighty Brendan Rodgers win in England?



26 Feb 2019 19:53:05
The King is Dead, Long Live The King, Welcome back Lenny, you led us to the first 3, now bring us in the last 3.
10 in a row is no project.




03 Feb 2019 21:00:04
is there anyway you could help with finding out if we have sold our allocation for the Valencia away game? Valencia have issued a statement saying that tickets will be available, 2 nominated per person, but they also say that anybody who is trying to access the home stands who is identified as a non Valencia fan shall be ejected, very complicated for me to understand. Have you seen the statement? Can you make any sense of it?


1.) 04 Feb 2019 13:20:14
I was confused by that too. It says you can't buy online in advance and that you can only buy them in person from their ticket office, but the name on the ticket must match yours? Clear as mud. I've never been to a Euro away, but if I thought I could just get a ticket over there then I'd be very tempted.

2.) 04 Feb 2019 13:23:28
Mal Hopefully that statement is just for uefa's benefit. If it’s not a sell out which I doubt it will be in their end I’m sure they will sell tickets.




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10 Jul 2019 20:14:41
That's a solid signing if we get him, he's dependable, strong, no nonsense, a good addition.




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23 Jun 2019 16:44:01
He won't be coming to us, but I watched Brazil v Peru last night on Eir Sport and he was world class never mind his age,




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29 May 2019 16:18:37
Some sites saying that Commons is joining the coaching staff? Can't see it, his wife would love it.




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25 May 2019 18:29:30
Great news on a Great Day, no safer pair of hands to take us to the 10.




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22 Aug 2018 19:12:58
Do you think we are going to out Boyata now? Do we have a bid for him? I would shoot him myself but money is money and his negative contribution has cost us enough already.





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13 Jul 2019 21:16:20
Kev, would you take the brother back? Is Ewan in front of Liam at the same stage of their careers?




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10 Jul 2019 21:10:45
Nitcham, should not play for us again, let him rot and train by himself, it's enough that we have to pay the ungrateful B,




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07 Jul 2019 14:16:41
Well said Lh, the sh--- threw the towel in a long time ago, even our previous manager knew that, get him out asap, let him never wear the hoops again.




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30 Jun 2019 16:17:24
Arsenal in for KT, there is a glimpse of hope that he can win trophies there and of course get a big pay hike.
Calmac to Leicester, no chance of ever lifting another trophy, pay rise yes, I think he will go to a bigger club with a lot bigger fee, we will have him for another season.




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30 Jun 2019 16:08:57
He had the All American boy patter, with a bit of talent, he would never have cut it with us, something must have happen dramatically with his value, PSG listed him at 4.5 million euro.