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29 Jan 2017 16:08:38
Bojan away to Mainz in Germany on loan. Another one scored off.




07 Aug 2016 23:08:55
Just read the news a few people have been dreading. BR telling James Forrest he does have a future at Celtic and it is now up to his agent and the club to sort out a new contract for him.


1.) 08 Aug 2016 06:35:12
He said it on live TV and so why people are ticking unbelievable is beyond me.

2.) 08 Aug 2016 11:06:46
Probably because they don't it to be true.

3.) 08 Aug 2016 12:04:34
The disagree button on here is a pile of mince. Reckon some people just do it automatically (cue the cunny funts)

4.) 08 Aug 2016 12:22:08
Has he not played well recently?

Let's see how he performs this season under BR as he may finally be a player worth keeping.

5.) 08 Aug 2016 13:05:41
Worth keeping imo played well in games this season scored yesterday and played 90 mins br knows who he needs and who he doesn't.

6.) 08 Aug 2016 14:53:29
I have been impressed by Forrest in the last few games but his consistency is the problem, if BR can get that from him I don't see any reason why we shouldn't give him a contract.

7.) 08 Aug 2016 15:17:55
Even if its just to sell him at the end of season rather than loose him in December for free.

8.) 08 Aug 2016 15:52:16
For rest has been putting on a crazy effort since the season started. I watched him bust a gut against Astana tracking back. This is the absolute minimum BR is requiring. It works too. For rest will need to consistently beat his man and find the cross as the end product. Personally I think he Wi lose interest or pick up an injury. From BRs point of view he came and was faced with these Euro qualifiers. What could he do but get them all on side till we get through this and then I am sure the new faces will arrive and certain people will go. He has done brilliantly so far man management wise.

9.) 08 Aug 2016 17:16:28
Back in the day I was a huge Forrest fan, if he can find form, sign him up.

10.) 08 Aug 2016 19:55:20
He played well yesterday to be fsir to him but he's been living off that Karagandy goal for 3 seasons now and you could count the number of times he's played well since on one hand. It reeks of playing for a new deal before he sinks back into injury and inconsistency.

11.) 09 Aug 2016 16:27:56
I think forrest is worth another season and unfortunately for that he requires a contract. I've been suprised by his effort under br although still think he drifts in and out of games.
It's a clean slate for me nobody was exactly pushing the boundaries under Rd so give everyone a shot.

Oh except efe, boyata and CG 😁.



11 Jan 2016 18:00:00
Rogic to Leeds starting to appear on a few sites. Talking about £1 million. Would you take that for him? Starting to show his worth but how far away is his next injury?


1.) 11 Jan 2016 18:15:55
I'd be absolutely fuming if we sold him for that I think this bhoy can be something special!

2.) 11 Jan 2016 18:39:43
No chance, If the board sell him for that then they all need sacked.

3.) 11 Jan 2016 18:45:02
I would hope they would at least hold out for more. He's still young £1m is an insult if we was buying Rogic from Leeds they'd want about £4-5m for him!

4.) 11 Jan 2016 19:52:43
He's really come on this year. Wouldn't be chuffed if that happened.

5.) 11 Jan 2016 20:01:31
It's not even his next injury, he's only had a couple of good games in the SPL, and as usual fans are raving about him! He was poor in Europe and cost us a school boy goal! He's also only got just over a year on his contract and we don't know what he's asking for! It's the same as Scott Allan, he's done nothing except having 1 good season for Hibs! I'd prefer Rogic to GMS, but I'd prefer Mane to Rogic! We also have Christie who is a left footed no 10 type! We need quality down the spine! Centre half, holding midfield, and a real no 9 to play with/ compete with Griffiths! Commons has also been awful this year, and I'd happily let him leave!

6.) 11 Jan 2016 20:08:23
Sorry I meant to say £1.5/ £2 million would probably be fair for Rogic! I'd prefer more, and I'd be happy if he stayed but none of our players are that good that they're unsaleable! I'd take £10 million for Biton in a heartbeat, he's good but doesn't put himself about enough, dominate enough, especially being 6'5". Rogic is also a little like that, for someone at 6'2" he is also a little lightweight. I've said it before, this is the softest Celtic team I have seen in 30 years!

7.) 11 Jan 2016 20:40:50
Just to justify that - I don't mean I'm happy for us to sell our best players, only that they should be truly judged in Europe, not the SPL! Also selling players isn't the problem, the problem is we don't replace them with quality! We replace them with more projects, putting us back 2 years or whatever! I have to say though that the players we have been linked with this window sound better! I'd be happy with Mane, the Croation midfielder, a striker and an aggressive centre half! Mocinic and Mane are young but they are pretty experienced!

8.) 11 Jan 2016 22:16:16
I wouldn't sell him for as little as that but I think with the midfielders we already have at the club and being linked with more we should at least consider offers for ANY of the guys we already have at the club.

9.) 12 Jan 2016 08:00:38
Couldn't care how much he goes for. Chances are he won't be replaced.

10.) 12 Jan 2016 16:28:01
I wouldn't want to see him leave, especially for £1m. He's been one of the only positives about this season so far, keeping free of injury and getting a few goals. If he keeps it up he'll reach double figures from midfield. Stefan Johansen on the other hand hasn't kicked his arse all season, his first good game was Sunday. I'd genuinely have Rogic (or Armstrong) instead of him until he gives himself a massive shake.

11.) 12 Jan 2016 16:48:57
If he continues the way he has been progressing then we will have a very stable squad player for us. Still a few parts of is game are missing but 1m? If true leeds can get to #.

12.) 12 Jan 2016 18:05:20
Does it matter how much we get for a player if it is not going to be reinvested on a like for like manner? Same applies to CL. If money is not going to be reinvested, then monetary values mean nothing.

13.) 12 Jan 2016 22:08:38

We are never going to be able to replace a Forster with another England international keeper or a VVD with a Dutch international centre-back probably because Dundee United don't have either!!

Seriously though we do have to start investing in key positions. Why are we being linked with more midfielders when we all know we are weak in every position but that?



08 Jan 2015 21:34:37
On Celtic rumours Now and that we are looking at ex-Hibs striker Eoin Doyle. Hope not.


1.) 08 Jan 2015 22:32:01
I hope not think this is the worst target we have been linked with in a long time I have no idea what deila is thinking am not looking forward to the rest of this month. If like Armstrong and Gudetti on a permenent deal and possibly a CB I'd be happy and am telling you's all now we will lose out on GMS because they will penny pinch they could have him if they wanted in celtics defence united out of order wanting 2million for someone who's contract is up in the summer.

2.) Sam,
I think you are talking pish regarding the £2million fee. GMS will be sold if anyone offers £0.5million in my opinion as never mind Dundee Utd Celtic would sell any player in January for£0.5 million if they were out of contract in the summer for free unless they knew there was still a chance of keeping them on ie Kris Commons do you think for one minute Celtic would not sell Commons if they thought they had a chance of him staying? I think not. Now I am a Celtic supporter the same as most people on here but at the end of the day and sadly so it is now a business and because of that the hopes and dreams of all Celtic supporters is now secondary to the business model.
Hail Hail Celtic 'til I die.

3.) Did Celtic not sign Gary Hooper who had scored less goals than Eoin Doyle has scored in the same division?
Now I know it didn't work out for him at Hibs but he played as a lone striker a lot of the time in a pish poor Hibs team so don't be so quick to condemn him. I do however think Celtic should be looking at players of a much higher profile than Doyle to appease the fans and to convince them that the club has indeed got some f$%k!~g ambition instead of being a cash cow for the effing money grabbing shareholders who are not interested in Celtic for the right reasons.
Perhaps the money grabbing bar stewards want to look into the history of the club and see why it was formed in the first place.
Rant Over. and OVER.

4.) Eoin Doyle could be a good signing for us, I think he is a late developer and could score a lot of goals for us .
If Celtic want GMS, they will get him for

5.) Doyle is in league 1 hooper was in the championship and got relegated when we signed him

6.) 09 Jan 2015 21:39:12
Difference being gunnie Doyle has been tested in spfl and failed, griffths played for same club and was a success and still struggles to get a game, is Doyle going to be no.1 striker at £1.5 that's a dear sub, will he play scepovic and Doyle together and completely change formation? I have deliberately left guidetti out as doesn't look like he will be here come summer



03 Aug 2014 23:19:07
Matthews to Swansea for £3 million. Swansea in for him as asking price for Kyle Naughton from Spurs too high.

Although our board will likely give 250k for a replacement I would personally take that amount as he is always injured.


1.) 04 Aug 2014 08:52:30
This is now become a case of asset stripping. We are selling of anybody worth there weight season after season. What will be left of the club that so many of us love.

2.) If Celtic get £3m for Matthews then take it . The question I would like to know is . How much money HAVE CELTIC TUCKED AWAY . £30 m est . What u think ed?

3.) Dth100

We have plenty of cover there so a no-brainer to sell him if that kind of money is offered especially with his injury record.

We could maybe spend some of the profit on a left back, centre half or we could put it in the bank and have a nice healthy balance sheet with the added bonus of a a poor team on the park!




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13 May 2017 07:40:52
What I really love about the team this season is that we have goal threats everywhere. Last season if Griffiths didn't score we had no one else stepping up (except the last game of the season, 7 goals and 7 different scorers vs Motherwell when Griff was out) .

In the last 6 games we have had McGregor, Sinclair, Lustig, Boyata, Griffiths, Forrest, Tierney, Roberts and Armstrong all scoring, some more than once.




30 Apr 2017 12:14:11
Hi Ed,

I have tried to upload a few photos over the last few weeks, not sure if I am doing something wrong?


{Ed033's Note - The username NiallH has uploaded 2 images. The latest is Scott Brown wearing a possible new top (now on the celtic sightings page).



19 Apr 2017 20:16:52
Hi lads

Can anyone explain to me why someone sent off in a league game can serve the suspension in a cup game but a sending off in a cup game means the player misses the next cup game?

To me there should be no issue with Brown on Sunday as it is a completely different competition. If he was sent off on Sunday he would miss the final, not the league games prior to the final.


1.) 19 Apr 2017 20:57:18
Been wondering the same thing myself!
I also can't get my head round these people moaning about the appeal, when half of them have either done it themselves or support teams who have. Like that moronic Neanderthal Alex Rae. (Who someone on another site quite brilliantly likened to Nosferatu! )

2.) 19 Apr 2017 20:40:18
Is it not because its the same association that runs the league and the scottish cup Niall.

3.) 20 Apr 2017 11:15:07
No its the sfa that run the cup and spfl that run the league.



03 Feb 2017 09:53:19
Quiz question.

Names of Celtic players since the Martin O'Neill era who have brothers who are/ were also professional footballers?


1.) 03 Feb 2017 10:34:24

Would be impressed by any more than that.

2.) 03 Feb 2017 10:38:26
Wanyama, Caldwell, Sutton

3.) 03 Feb 2017 11:14:58
Victor Wanyama, Chris Sutton

4.) 03 Feb 2017 11:25:00
Kolo Touré/ Yaya Touré, Gary Caldwell/ Steven Caldwell, Chris Sutton/ John Sutton, Victor Wanyama/ Maxwell, Rab Douglas/ Kirk Douglas, Adam Virgo/ John Virgo, Miku/ Fooku

5.) 03 Feb 2017 11:37:28
Filip and Patrik Twardzik

KT and Paddy Roberts :)

6.) 03 Feb 2017 12:18:47
john, stephen, and paul mcginn good clydebank tims.

7.) 03 Feb 2017 12:23:51
Dylan McGeouch James forest and obviously Kolo are the 3 that spring to mind first

8.) 03 Feb 2017 12:31:09
Sylla maybe

9.) 03 Feb 2017 17:24:48
The Twardziks are a good shot. Had no idea about Forrest or McGeough.

10.) 03 Feb 2017 18:12:50
I had

And the Twardzik who actually played a game for us.

Looks like all were covered in the answers.

11.) 03 Feb 2017 19:14:53
paul caddis.

12.) 03 Feb 2017 19:57:50



09 Dec 2016 23:50:47
Another impressive performance tonight.

What is great for me is the players coming in are all taking their chance. I reckon that is 5 first XI out tonight, Simunovic, KT, Forrest, Sinclair and Dembele yet we still played well. Last season we couldn't even get the first XI playing well.


{Ed007's Note - And yet we won the league.... Our 5th in a row.}

1.) 10 Dec 2016 19:57:32
Some Celtic fans can't praise Celtic without ridiculing at the same time .
No matter how bad player selection has been in the past we seem to be able to win most games this season with almost the whole team here before Brendan.

{Ed007's Note - When you qualify for the CL windfall, Chris, domestic trophies pale into insignificance. Rumours are that the Club has been inundated with requests for Brendan Rodgers and Scott Brown to parade round Celtic Park with an oversized cheque of the CL money, some supporters supposedly said it would be the biggest buzz at CP in years.}




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20 Jul 2017 17:12:01
UEFA fine you for leaving a skid mark on your toilet yet the SFA can let someone away with blantent cheating through financial doping for over a decade?




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19 Jul 2017 19:09:01
No Armstrong. Very telling.




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09 Jul 2017 22:24:03
I want some of what you are smoking!

I think I would be happy with 1 or 2 of them but ALL of them, no danger. We are already fairly well covered in midfield and we are going to sign another 4?




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09 Jul 2017 16:38:07

Yes, we paid them to take him!

I heard Bailly was also away too. We will have cut a fair bit off the wage bill with people leaving this Summer.




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01 Jul 2017 21:03:27

You are getting Tierney mixed up with Barrie McKay, 15 million mixed up with 15 thousand and Manchester United mixed up with Colchester United!

Keep off the glue.





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17 Jul 2017 17:09:44
Their referee has come out of this looking like a complete clown. They have to back him and this is their way of doing it. Simple as that.




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15 Jul 2017 08:50:28
City and Chelsea are very similar with the stockpiling of players. Quite simply they can pick up a Oliver Ntcham for 1 million, send him on loan for a few seasons, pay at most a small proportion of his wage and then make a £3.5 million pound profit on him. De Bruyne, Lukaku, Ake, Atsu, Borini, Salah, Bamford, Unal, Mooy, Poso, Lopes, Rakik etc. all suffered this fate and made both clubs a healthy profit.




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14 Jul 2017 14:56:03

I am somewhere in the middle. Just about to turn 36 and my earliest Celtic memory is the 1989 cup final.

Saw Rangers cheat there way to 9 in a row and remember hating Fergus like 99% of Celtic fans even when we stopped 10.

I agree the club has succeeded off the back of being prudent and spending within their means but Ed will back me in this that PL has been in the press on numerous occasions bumping his gums about our ability to afford 6 million pound signings. He is part of building fans expectations up and then disappointing them.

I am fairly happy to wait to see what happens but if we end up with another Johnny Hayes or Barrie MacKay (squad player) then what was the point in waiting?


{Ed007's Note - Lawwell has said that on a few different occasions over the years.}



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13 Jul 2017 19:35:23

It makes no difference if you are old or young. I personally would prefer that we got signings in and bedded in ASAP so they can help us qualify for the champions league rather than our previous "wait until we get there and spend a bit of money, oh no we're out" attitude.

What BR said makes a lot of sense about the Premier League clubs deciding their squad later in the window and if we want a Patrick Roberts type we have to wait and see what happens to him. He is the type worth waiting for but we all remember waiting and getting Pukki and Scepovic. 😥.




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09 Jul 2017 17:59:51
I was absolutely delighted when Armstrong signed but was concerned at the time that his deal was 1 year shorter than GMS although most of the fee for the double signing was for Armstrong. We should have insisted on a 4.5 year deal as opposed to the 3.5 he signed.

I hope he signs a new deal but won't be surprised to see him go. He is not a Celtic fan and has admitted himself he is not really a football fan. I remember him saying he didn't even watch the Celtic vs Sevco game to decide who Dundee United would play in the league cup final the weekend before he signed for us. It is just a job to him so I assume he is just like the rest of us who would take a 50% pay rise if we could move to a new employer who would offer us that.