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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.

Old man Chris

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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17 Feb 2018 16:28:28
Time to admit , I was wrong, my mistake for 2018. Under pressure not to make another and over 10 months left .
A magnificent performance by a Celtic team with all its injuries, I didn't think we could get it . All 13 players, all played their part which is very unusual . With a starting 11 it is often said a manager is lucky yo get 8 players at their best, Brendan had them all.

A big congratulations to Brendan on getting the right players playing in the right positions . The big centre midfield 3 took the pressure of our centre backs, we didn't have Zenit players running at them . Dembele led his Mc G and Forrest exceptionally well, as well as the attacking ability of the three they set the good example of harassing defenders on the ball and Zenit didn't get their game plan going .
Many Celtic supporters were less than supportive of our keeper, he made the one good safe he had to and cleared the ball capably and we held on to procession more than not .
What was most impressive for me was Celtic were playing their 45th game of season, after many had 3 weeks break in summer.
Zenit have been preparing from mid December for playing us, surely they should have had the altheticism and game plans finished to a tee. I thought with their mental rest, they would have out smarted us, but not at all Brendan and the bhoys produced a display that many of us hadn't seen since Barcelona and N L.
Mosounda will probably have a magnificent career ahead of him, one thing is certain he won't enjoy a assist as much as his first assist in a major European tie.

Old man Chris



14 Feb 2018 22:01:54
Back to a big European night in Paradise when our fans once again have the opportunity to prove how good they are .
It's my experience that on big European nights our fans are far more supportive than in any domestic matches . Less audible groans and certainly the shouts of abuse are silenced and not heard like in domestic games

Tomorrow night does not worry me and I am not as nervous as when we play Aberdeen or Hibs in a domestic game. We are clearly an inferior team than Zenit and even if by some great fortune we manage to get to next round we are unlikely to proceed further . We may not like it but playing in Scotland and with so little Tv and sponsorship money available to us we are clearly second division in Europe at best . All we can hope to achieve at this stage is qualification for European Football after Chritmas like we achieved this season . Maybe with Brendan Rodgers at the helm we may in two or three yrs time, we will have gathered a team of youngsters with the ability and hunger to compete in Europe at a higher level . To do that we need more European experience and certainly more luck than this season . We were drawn against PSG and B . Munich ( current heavy weights of European football) and Anderlect certainly no slouches . Then after playing approx 40 games pre Christmas, we had a three week break and now have practically a full team injured .
Now is the time to cross our fingers and support our great club as best we can .

Old man Chris

1.) 14 Feb 2018 22:36:17
Chris you been oan the gin lighten up we might just surprise them pal.

2.) 14 Feb 2018 23:19:08
I don't mind the starry eyed view of the future, why not? I wouldn't mind that in the slightest. It's the first part Chris "our fans once again have the opportunity to prove how good they are". Id expect that as a bare minimum.
I want the players to run like men possessed. Play a forward pass. Bully thier defence and have a good go.

3.) 15 Feb 2018 00:01:53
Mallthetally, I am setting my hopes at a realistic level .
Anything can happen but a result tomorrow night with all our injuries would rank amongst the best ever .

Rglen Our fans will start supportive enough, but a few misplace passes and the moans and groans will start the negatives but hopefully the 55k + supporters will drown them out . It's important that we keep the ball until midfielders and or front men get a wee bit of room to receive a pass .
I don't think the back four want to keep the ball all the time but there is no point in them giving the ball away.

4.) 15 Feb 2018 00:36:57
Can't really argue some of that Chris. The groans are involuntary, it can't be helped. Its the player that has to take it on the chin and try again. That's what they are paid stupid money to do. The team's play will dictate the crowd. Do the simple stuff, get stuck in and the crowd will keep the noise at a good level. I want an anwser from the lads wearing the jersey.

5.) 15 Feb 2018 14:07:51
Really the crowd are our supporters, most of them are supporters from infancy . Some of the players are Celtic men eg. Tierney and Forrest, but most of them are with us to either fill their bank accounts or using us to get to their Holy Ground the EPL .
I would expect the true natural sequence of events would be for life long Celtic supporters to drive on the players to greater heights.



25 Jan 2018 21:45:27
This must rank as one of the best transfer windows ever for Celtic supporters .
There has been very little senseless rumours doing the rounds linking us with every Tom, Dick and Jock . It's great not having our hopes raised and lowered every other day . This is the way I like them.

Old man Chris

1.) 25 Jan 2018 21:53:04
hahaha. Well said mate!

2.) 25 Jan 2018 22:34:48
Said like a true old man Chris lol. I'm dying to hear some rumours real or fake. It's been to quiet for me.



18 Jan 2018 22:52:14
Many seem to want number 10, but I am not worried what number of shirt he wears. First thing we need to get back to winning the battle in midfield, opponents often put extra men in centre midfield to win the battle, we need to make sure we are flexible and strong enough to always boss that area.
By controlling centre midfield our players have that little bit of time and room to play the probing ball to players running towards goal. Most centre midfielders can open a defence if they have time and space .
Last night Chelsea started with William and Pedro who should have enough guile to open up Championship Norwich whose midfield worked their socks off to offset the undoubted extra ability of Chelsea who even brought on Hazard and still couldn't really prise open Norwich.
Controlling midfield is the key.

Old man Chris

1.) 18 Jan 2018 23:40:09
Unless we sign some players we go into the second half of the season weaker than the end of the first half of the season. Benyu gone. Henderson gone. Eric gone. Griffiths out. Rogic out. Armstrong out. Hayes out. Paddy out. Comper out. The idea was to come in stronger. We need a couple of quality players and if we don't find them this window we go into CL qualifiers before we can add any new faces not to mention a Europa tie in Feb. Its not easy attracting players but that's what needs to be done. If not we may not get CL qualification and with 4 preliminary rounds now we need a larger and better equipped squad and players who can go into the first team not projects. We have Ntcham and Ajar in from last year but out of the loan players we have got out there i don't think any will walk into our match day 11 so it looks like the same team going into CL qualifiers in July. Christie may get a run but we don't know if he can cut it. We will also lose players to the world cup so where does the cover come from?

2.) 18 Jan 2018 23:59:44
My prediction for tomorrow's bull transfer story will be CH coming in from Chelsea Loan youth player. Masonda in 18 month loan with DM going to Crystal Palace 15m plus Bentekki.

3.) 19 Jan 2018 10:17:49
I thought the winter break would have been a chance to refresh, recover and regroup for the challenges of the next four months; however we seem to have an even more depleted and injured squad than before and it certainly gives the manager more headaches as he assesses absences and deficiencies that need urgent attention on top of any other transfer business we may have been negotiating.
I also agree with Chris as well that we do need to do more in midfield because we very predictable and should vary our line-up and personnel to drive home our advantage in class and ability.

4.) 19 Jan 2018 10:38:47
Players get injured, that's just a fact of football. The window is still open, we have to believe what needs to be done, will be. If we don't then he board and Rogers will rightly receive a Barrage of criticism, but, we rent there yet and I cannot see how anybody at Celtic can think we can get away with what we have, if we want to qualify for this years CL. Never mid put up a fight against Zenit.

There was some ludicrous talk on sites that we cold progress to even the final. Well, to even give a good account of ourselves against the Russians requires w improve defensively.

I still believe we will. I wish to Eff they would get on with it though as each day the passes is murder without news.

5.) 19 Jan 2018 14:53:55
My goodness MP was that a positive post?
Keep up the good work mate lol.

6.) 20 Jan 2018 13:30:57
Rayman on page 3 here I explain my position in response to your negative claim. It might be off that page and in older posts now as a lot of posts on masonic stuff could have pushed it down so have a look.



17 Jan 2018 00:48:59

Just as I made a decision twenty years and more ago to read no more sport pages of Scottish newspapers and to avoid Scottish media outlets because of their bias anti Celtic reporting . I have now, regretfully have had to do the same with your posts.
I won't be reading any of your posts as I read posts on forums like this to feel good about my club, I read them for enjoyment, unfortunately the constant negatively of your posts were having a continuous depressing effect on me . I use Celtic to keep me happy in my older years.

Old man Chris

{Ed0333's Note - I use my girlfriends shoe collection to keep me happy in my older years Chris.

1.) 17 Jan 2018 11:42:39
Glad to hear it. I will be difficult to get by without your medical and family rearing advice, but I'll cope. Making a decision to stop reading stuff shows me at least a clear sign of a victim syndrome. Maybe you should go get it checked out.

If not felt with you live in a wee bubble of your own creation, that filters out reality and has the debilitating side effect of a compulsion to clap furiously at all times.

I do though hope you continue to be happy.

2.) 17 Jan 2018 10:30:11
Wait til you find her knicker drawer, your in for a treat lol.

3.) 17 Jan 2018 13:27:04
MP I have slagged off Chris views on here many times (tongue in cheek ofcourse) but he has a valid point here, I have yet to read a POSITIVE post from you about Celtic doesn't that strike u as strange!

4.) 17 Jan 2018 14:37:07
There's never a day when I agree with all the posts on here OMC but that's the way it should be as it generates debate and comment.
Like me, you are a long time contributor Chris and probably also like me you are in your 60's? and see things differently from younger posters and I think you should stick around and share your opinions.
Us auld yins have to keep active somehow.

5.) 17 Jan 2018 16:18:15
Exactly OAB - We remember the bad, the good, the cheated and the good years for this great club.

6.) 18 Jan 2018 13:29:25
I have said repeatedly that I believe the board will act this window, moving us forward to the next level. As the days go on I must admit that the old fears of not acting when ahead are lurking. I still think we will though.

I believe that self criticism is essential in everyday life as well as our team. The tendency to see the world and our team as we hope it is, rather than how it actually is, is always a bad strategy.

I have criticised the defence, the keeper, the failure to get in players in the summer. I stand by all of that. I have criticised the board for waiting on acting when there is no choice rather than from a position of strength. I stand by that and that is backed up with decades of missing a trick. I stand by that too.

I have belief in Rogers, I want him to increase his reputation by making us better in Europe. I think we all know the first step in that process is being better defensively. If we improve in Europe we will lrun a savvy at home. I am concerned the ability to ensure CL qualification and the cash, so vital to us, will be compromised if we don't address the areas we are vulnerable. To increase the gap with Rangers is dependent upon our ability to achieve that.

I have criticised players who I feel are either not good enough, or haven't fulfilled their potential. I don't believe in sentimentality when it comes to playing for us. you're either good enough or you aint. I want all the players to fulfil their potential and shine. When that doesn't happen its not my fault. I want to be able to say we have a raft of great young players coming through, I can't, because we have said that every year for years and only three had made the first team regular status in over ten years. Agian this not my fault. Pointing it out is not negative, ignoring it is.

I have said we are not firing this yer so far. Who would disagree with that? There have been certain performances I felt we had been outstanding, but not enough.
I absolutely believe we will find our form, but feel we need to address areas that continually undo us. that's not negative, this a fact.

Some people cannot bear any criticism of the team. I get that. But, when were fighting together rid of the old cabal board there were people who opposssed that as they saw it as an attack on Celtic. It saved Celtic.

All of my criticisms would be removed with a genuine attempt to invest in the areas requiring it. I will repeat, I absolutely believe we wild this during this window. Rogers is too good a manager not t realise hat his team needs. I believe the board will be focusing on how to ensure we keep the CL qualification and pot of gold. They now investment is required to achieve that.

All I ever for want for our club is to have a go. Not to hesitate and hope. I have seen that too often and it always ends in a decline. We are in a position do kill off any threat from Rangers for a decade never mind 10. I think everyone at Celtic has to address that. The fans are turning ut, season tickets are on a waiting lit, CL package sell out. We buy the merchandise. Im only asking Lwell to live up to the statement he made.

"Every penny generated by us is used to strengthen the team".

Lets start this window and send all who hate us down to their local health centre for a valium prescription, repeat of course.

Winter is coming for them. let's deliver it.

Hail Hail.




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14 Feb 2018 22:05:27
Ypf. You won't have to seek out a stone for a very long time, as you would be at the end of the line by your amount of negativity.

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13 Feb 2018 23:29:07
There is definitely a whiff of negativity in your post .
Taking in loan players is a legitimate tactic by all clubs both big and small . I can't understand your problem with Celtic taking on loan players, even PSG have a loan player and I don't think their fans criticise them . Manchester United have had loan players in recent yrs and didn't Chelsea try to sign Andy Carroll and big Peter C but couldn't because both players were injured.

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02 Feb 2018 12:03:38
Bain is now on his second day at Celtic and I am sure making his move permanently wouldn't be high on B R priorities just yet.

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02 Feb 2018 12:01:12
Lustig has been one of our best defenders for years and I am sure once he gets over this injury he will again star for us Sweden .
Gordon has been first class for us, apart from clearing and passing which has gone astray from time to time . This has been the fault of defenders and midfielders who haven't made enough space for themselves hence creating problems.

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02 Feb 2018 11:47:49
There is certainly something amiss in a person's when whether we have had a good transfer window is based on how much money we spend. This is total nonsense.
If P L and B R cared as little about the club as these nobodies do, then they could spend £12-15m on any run of the mill player and these fools would be satisfied.

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20 Feb 2018 14:32:27
No club in the world has the league won, until it is mathematically impossible for them to be beaten . Celtic are no different . However there is no club other than Celtic who are capable of putting a run together to match Celtic, and then get 10 points more than Celtic in the last 11 matches .
Aberdeen Rangers and Hibs are all in the race for 2nd and it could be a tight race unless Rangers die around the middle of March .
However it's good to see Aberdeen and Hibs mount a decent and honest race for second position in league .

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20 Feb 2018 14:21:22
Man City can want what ever they want, when there is no possible trade for Paddy Roberts . If when the market opens and if Manchester City are anxious to buy, the clubs who have registered an interest will be made aware of the price required .
The rest of us can speculate until the cows come home and we will only be given a figure that suits both clubs .

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19 Feb 2018 22:58:58
Funny I thought we had a house full of injuries . Steve Clarke made sure we had an unsafe pitch to play on.

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19 Feb 2018 21:32:04
There is an advantage in playing Aberdeen immediately after Zenit away . We know we are playing the 2nd best. team in the League and everyone players coaches alike will be all out keep Aberdeen in their place.

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19 Feb 2018 21:27:05
The booing at the end of the match yesterday was unforgivable but was it as bad as the moans and groans during the match when a Celtic misplaced a ball or didn't control it . These morons are either parents are likely to become parents if they ever mature . As Ed007 says the Celtic park morons wouldn't take too kindly if people shouted abuse at the child's annual school play

If u want Celtic to get positive results support the team, your support will help the players to get the confidence to play better .
When St Johnstone come to C P with 50/ 60 fans the match becomes a home match for them, as their players get a lift from our fans shouting abuse at Celtic players who often proceed to hide.

Old man Chris