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04 Jan 2018 23:50:50
Its amazing to think we have bought one centre half this window and will have to buy at least one more . In my opinion over the last couple of years we seemed to buy a number of what appeared at the time to be quite good centre halves, Eric, Boyota, Jozo and young Ajer but really apart from Ajer, who we are still not sure about and maybe Boyata who we are less sure about, they haven't progressed. Buying players can be such a gamble.

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1.) 05 Jan 2018 00:52:26
Erik is the best centre half we half imo. but unfortunately he had to play beside efe in the early BR days. an injury has stopped him changing opinion.

2.) 05 Jan 2018 15:18:42
If u think that lump of wood is our best cb, then it shows how much we are lacking quality in the cb postion.

3.) 05 Jan 2018 16:37:12
I cannot agree that Erik is out best CH, bhoy1der. I don't even think he's our third best. Flustered and nervy far too easily, gets pulled about and bullied too much for my liking and struggles with pacy forwards. Nice big guy, but I think Ajer is already far better than Erik. HH🙂.

4.) 06 Jan 2018 01:29:47
have to agree. met and chatted with him several times and he is a decent guy. For BRs system he is too wee, too slow, his bottle and desire went a long time ago. Best thing for him is to move on now and start again after us blocking so many of his transfers in the past. Best of luck to him and I'm sure he will do a turn for another team somewhere.




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06 May 2018 23:49:09
I wouldn't blame the Hearts Manager and players for being so damned dirty and tackling with absolute no regard for the Celtic player's safety .
Mr Madden and his Officals are completely to blame for the rough house tactics by the Hearts players today . They knew right from the start that Madden wanted to punish Celtic for demolishing Rangers 2012 last week .
In the early minutes Hearts fouled Celtic players and because the ball fell to a Hearts player who could attack our goal he didn't give a free .
Was Madden putting on a display for dopey Steve , to give him encouragement?

Old man Chris

1.) 07 May 2018 10:42:11
Madden more or less permitted - and therefore encouraged - so many dirty challenges and dangerous 'tackles' with too many 'blind eyes' and honest mistakes and Naismith alone, should have been sent off TWICE (The smirking little rat, so admired by his mate The Slug) .
Lafferty was again allowed to commit constant infringements and niggles and once again we were very fortunate to avoid serious injuries - not for the first time against teams content on violence.
I am pretty certain Motherwell will also be given free license to carry on the same practices on May 19.

2.) 07 May 2018 11:36:42
I think Craig Levein has a lot to answer for. Ever since he made those outrageous comments about Scott Brown, players are lining up to have a kick at him. Unless something is done about this it's only a matter of time before Brown suffers a serious if not career ending injury.
I heard live-in moaning again yesterday about how the disallowed goal cost them a 2-0 lead.
Hearts scored very soon after the disallowed goal, so if the first goal had been allowed the game would have taken a different course and they may well have not scored the second. Surely they would only have been robbed if they had been 1-0 up when the goal had been disallowed.
Levein seems to be a character who always has to blame someone or something for his own teams failings. By saying how unlucky they were whilst ignoring the fact that his team should never have finished with 11 men on the field just sums up this idiot in my view.

3.) 07 May 2018 14:56:05
Madden chalked off perfectly good goal Chris. The tackle were shocking two of their players should have walked.



30 Apr 2018 23:46:57
I may be wrong but I thought it was within the rules of the SPL that both teams had to make someone available for interview after every match . May be this law applies to every club except Rangers 2012 .
Will Rangers 2012 be fined.

Old man Chris

1.) 01 May 2018 09:33:33
Thought it was in the TV contract?



30 Apr 2018 23:41:41
I cannot let the occasion past without reiterating that I posted last week how lucky we are to be living at this time with a magnificent Celtic team . We are truly blessed . Yesterday's team contained only 3 experienced players, Gordon, Lustig and Brown . Some may say Forrest is experienced because he is 26, but sure he still looks a youngster . After yesterday's game there can be no doubt James is the King compared to Paddy and unless BR can find a way at the end of the season to play both, we won't see much of Paddy .
What a display from Boyata, he was absolutely brilliant and I have to hope the fans support him from now on and BR is able to persuade him to sign new contract .
Edouard was another fantastic performer , he was a delight to watch and well nigh unplayable yesterday
We have had a brilliant game yesterday, 5 goals within the hour and it looked as Celtic took a little bit of pity on Rangers 2012 by easing off and giving them some respite.

Old man Chris

1.) 01 May 2018 06:42:25
Sorry Chris but 1 excellent display every 20 isn’t good enough for me and the wage Boyata will be looking for. We want to improve and he’s not good enough ad sell him.

2.) 01 May 2018 07:35:51
Good point CampsieBhoy.
Treble last year (including a record domestic undefeated run)
League in the bag, League Cup in the bag, and in Cup Final so on verge of another treble.
Handing out hunskelpings and treating them as warm-up games.
Qualifying for CL group stage (in spite of the numerous hurdles being placed to prevent that)

Yep, not good enough.

3.) 01 May 2018 08:26:19
Boyata ain’t good enough! simple as that. don't let a game against one of the most powder puff attack that’s ever came to paradise fool anybody into thinking this guy is what we need going forward! Last week Hibs attacked us from the first whistle and he was woeful! He’s had chance after chance and I still hope he leaves in the summer!

4.) 01 May 2018 10:34:14
Before getting carried away and praising this present Celtic because they beat a very poor The rangers team, think back to the defeats by Hearts, Hibs and Kilmarnock, there might be the potential to be a great player somewhere in Boyata, but unless he cuts out the silly mistakes, that will never happen, this Celtic side has great potential, and if the team can be kept together for a good crack at Europe next season, maybe they will be able to be called a great team.

5.) 01 May 2018 22:31:22
We are ally are spoiled brats . Jock Stein's wonderful teams rarely beat only losing 3 domestic games in two season . I thank God I don't meet any of you negative bastards in my local . To not be able to give praise and laud Sunday's team who on the day completely over ran a Rangers2012 who were a very poor team because we were very good and made them look a lot worse than they are.
To talk rubbish talk like the games against Hearts and Hibs etc is clearly an example of people who don't want Celtic success . Anyone else would be so delighted to give Rangers2012 a proper hiding and would praise the team and encourage them to play like that every game .
It's beyond comprehension that any Celtic fan could be full of hatred of any Celtic player that after how well he played on Sunday could post " Boyata airn't good enough" Boyata was well nigh perfect on Sunday and any Celtic supporter that says different has problems outside football.
All supporters should have got the performance they wanted on Sunday and if they want a repeat they should get behind the whole team.



27 Apr 2018 22:40:31
I have to say I think this is a great time to be a Celtic fan, Champions elect for the seventh time in a row and just the cup final v Motherwell between us and a Scottish record of two domestic trebles in a row .
The last time we saw Celtic win 7 in a row it's only us auld ones who remember, 46 years ago, I was younger then .
However there is something wrong, many of our supporters are at odds with some of our players and even our manager . How, come, do we not remember the 1990's . Surely we should appreciate the consistency of our success . Most of us fans appreciate what Scot Brown has done for us over 10-11 yrs, but even Brown wiould be first to say he couldn't do it without his team mates . Should that be Lustig who has played a major role for I think 6 seasons . What about Forrest, Mc Gregor K T who all do a good job for us nearly every week and who joined Celtic when they were about 8 year old . We often speak of the Celtic family, surely we should have special pride in these children .

The problem we have before big games is the MSSM trying to upset us fans and supporters by scare stories re our players wanting to leave, an EPL club wanting one of our players, trouble with manager leaving, trouble with board . All types of nasties, but most of us finally see through their game .
However I think the media have create a sense of insecurity amongst fans and supporters, we don't enjoy the good times like now, because we don't realise how big a club we are, how good a team we are and how good our individual players are .
We are so good now that we should be walking on air all day and kneeling down at night and say a prayer in appreciation of what Celtic have given us .
Now be realistic how could we expect Celtic our manager and our players do better . We are yr 2 of a journey which will finish with us in yr 5/ 6 as competitive at the later stages in Europe .
Keep the Faith and reap the rewards.

Old man Chris

1.) 28 Apr 2018 00:05:13
Good post OMC, I'm just old enough to vaguely remember the 9th title of 9 iar. It was the 90's that makes me appreciate what we have now. One trophy in the first 8 years of the 90's and enduring years of gloating from the fans of the now defunct club, for this reason I will gloat till my hearts content to those same peepul who are fans of this tribute act. It's frustrating that many Celtic fans today don't appreciate what we've got and overreact when we have a few draws. Maybe last season set the bar too high and some can't accept we were never going to do the same again, even although the end result ( a treble) may be the same. In fact if we do secure the treble it has been an even more successful season than last season.

2.) 28 Apr 2018 11:38:00
OMC. Good times indeed and long, long, and even longer, may it continue, Can remember coming out Of Ibrox the season, or the season after they stopped TIAR, and some Celtic fans shouting for big Jock to go after they beat us 3.0.

And it dos`nt seem that long ago I was standing on matchdays out side the main entrance with The Celts for change protesters. my worst time supporting this great Club. where we were then to where we are today, is night and day. Thankfully the right man came in and showed us the light.

Thats why when we get SIAR I will party like its our first and love every moment of our sucess.

3.) 28 Apr 2018 23:27:16
Brilliant post Chris, remember this. The old Co under the control of Moonbeams would have gladly put us out of business in the 90's. I was there in the lean years watching humiliating defeats in a near empty Celtic Park. Whist that mob over the city gorged themselves on borrowed cash, we were going through a transition when the bunnet arrived.

A season at Hampden was so depressing as a Celtic fan and still, that mob were taunting us and humiliating us. I will never ever forget that day they won it at Celtic Park. Talk about scum? They showed their true colours that day up Duke Street. Then Jansen won the league to stop them getting 10, Larsson arrived and a bit of feel good factor came back to us. Over 60,000 for a game against St Johnstone!
What goes around comes around. Get it right round them. That's why a win tomorrow will be the sweetest of victories for Celtic. Tomorrow, our invincibles will become champions for the 7th year running and no one is going to stop us.
Mon The Hoops! 🍀 🍀 🍀 🍀 🍀.



05 Apr 2018 21:24:12
The question of Craig Gordon's goalkeeping has been debated on and off since we signed him .
Last night he celebrated 200 games in Celtic goals with 100 clean sheets . Now I don't care a hoot what anyone says but that is one hell of an achievement especially when we note some of the defenders he played behind . Ambrose was treated like dirt by many Celtic fans, a bombscare, after Ambrose he had Boyata also declared useless by fans and he too a bombscare . Added to that who the fans use to call sick-note, and is now finished Lusig .
How has Gordon done so good . i remember R Simpson lauded as a brilliant keeper, he had 91 shoot- outs out of 188 games . So Gordon 's record is better.

Old man Chris

1.) 05 Apr 2018 21:54:20
Great shot stopper for me OMC and one of the best keepers Celtic have had. Unduly condemned by many! ☘️.

2.) 05 Apr 2018 22:33:53
I'll weigh in here. Gordon does what it says on the tin, Goalkeeper. Makes great saves and has kept us in a few games but his distribution is sometimes erratic, sometimes bizarre. He has a tendency to palm shots back into open play when he has the option to clear it. Celtic really need to be looking now for his long time successor.

3.) 06 Apr 2018 00:43:32
I believe we got CG for free, ( £9 Million ) Keeper.

CG trained with sevco 2013 never got a contract. Guess who's kicking themselves now.

Whoever signed him should get a pat on the back and the fans should appreciate him more.

If CG was to leave there would be a queue. Hail Hail.

4.) 06 Apr 2018 03:25:53
Sold big Forster for 10 million and replaced by a free! Gets beat far to often at his near post time after time. Cross balls and when he rushes out the box he gives you palpatations😱.

5.) 06 Apr 2018 11:08:34
Goalkeepers will be beaten and a striker will miss, we give the striker other chances but not the keepers.

We forget the unbeaten run and winning games was not only down to us scoring, it was not letting goals as well.

Don't get me wrong am not innocent when a player gives me the Palpys. I like a wee roar like the rest you you. hail hail.

6.) 06 Apr 2018 11:50:56
Gordon's main attributes great shot stopper . great instinctive reactive stopper (as good as I've seen with us) . biggest problem isn't the areas where he is poor as such but the fact that so far into his career he hasn't been able to address and correct / improve his faults .

7.) 06 Apr 2018 12:04:59
Craig Gordon has done well to play that amount of games but I think it's a stretch to say he's the up with the best we've had.
Good shot stopper but that's it.
Out of the last 3 main keepers we've had he'd be my 3rd choice behind big Fraser and boruc.

8.) 06 Apr 2018 13:22:27
Forster is best I've seen and between boruc and Gordon for second.

9.) 06 Apr 2018 13:36:45
Gordon played well on his return, If I compare him with Bain he might be a better shot stopper but Bain is better at cross balls and distribution of the ball with his feet. Bain may well get a good run and show that he is just as good a shot stopper time will tell. Already said on numerous occassions i'd prefer to have Bain and someone else fighting for the No 1 shirt next season and that's not being disrespectful to Gordon who I rated very highly before he came to Celtic. We really need to have 2 keepers who have a good 5+ years ahead of them fighting for the No 1 shirt. Looking forward to Hazard being in the mix in the future.

10.) 06 Apr 2018 18:47:38
Gordon is a bomb scare at times but he has also saved us a few times.

To have played 200 games and secure 100 clean sheets is a great record.

For me last few keepers the best was Forster, Boruc, then Gordon.

11.) 07 Apr 2018 22:31:46
I fear for the health of many of our supporters . They are causing themselves unnecessary heart- attacks, their lack of confidence in Gordon our goalkeeper and our black centre halves Ambrose and Boyata are completely out of touch with reality .
Ambrose was a very good centre back but mouths from the stands did their best to destroy his confidence and eventually they did .
Thank God Ambrose has regained his confidence at Hibs and is one of the best cb's in Scotland outside Celtic . Boyata and Gordon have held their confidence together despite our supporters.




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16 May 2018 14:47:38
Wise up after Saturday those little rumours will be packaged away to be used at a later date, probably before the first match against Rangers 2012.

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15 May 2018 21:58:29
Remember a couple of years ago, a West Bromwich Albion player drove on the closing day to London to talks with Harry Rednapp . This player whose name I cannot even start to play was on £7k per week .
If the ave wage is £20k or £40k, some players can be on as little as £10k or less . Scottish players certainly are not entering above average, more likely below.

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15 May 2018 00:00:52
Remember the highest paid players at Celtic are earning more money than the lowest paid players in the EPL . In a recent survey the average wage in the EPL was given at £20,000 per week.

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12 May 2018 00:17:16
A great amount of excitement for someone we are probably not interested in signing.

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02 May 2018 21:56:04
Brendan shouldn't be too scathing to Lawell as after all Brendan would have sold himself as an improver of young footballers and a man with a good eye for talent . After two years, he may look in the mirror if he hasn't the right personnel for bringing things foreward next season .
Luck of the draw is perhaps as important as the make- up of the Celtic team . I think it would be beyond us for a long time to qualify for Champions league out of either of the last two yrs.

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21 May 2018 23:50:14
We know of quite a few players who at the time BR joined us we wanted out .
Forrest, Armstrong, Mc Gregor and Brown to name a few . These players are probably the best in their position in the SPFL and that is down to B R coaching .
Why can B R not have a positive effect on J H and make him into a first team regular.

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21 May 2018 23:43:40
I would care, as I want all our better players to stay with us until they have to step down a league or retire . I get no joy watching them play for anyone other than us.

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21 May 2018 23:41:05
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I don't think he is a patch on Boyata .
Let there be no doubt the reason B R has decided on Boyata and Ajer is because he and his coaches use their expertise to decide they are our best men for the job . As in every position manager cannot take risk of picking a player he likes, results are too important to have any sentimentality involved.

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20 May 2018 00:11:40
I like the sound of treble treble, has to be very achievable because this season we had half a team of youths.

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20 May 2018 00:09:47
Congratulations another memorable season .
Most important thing for next season is when we do qualify for Champions league, we don't draw two Champions League Giants . There are easier draws available than we got in the last two yrs and hopefully we get an easy one .

Just one plea, don't be too quick to write a player off . Boyata was ropey in his
first game back after injury but he has improved every game and is now a v good centre half.

Old man Chris