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Where from: Newry

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Best team moment: Charmers scoring winner in the big one '67

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12 Aug 2018 23:27:41
jonace, surely it was our Brendan who spilt the beans to the press . He didn't demonstrate much integrity, talking to Scottish media re. Mc Ginn before AEK match.

Old man Chris

1.) 13 Aug 2018 00:13:37
He was asked a question! Funny how the press ask him but it's heads down n no awkward questions at them 🤣 get a grip omc 🙈.

2.) 13 Aug 2018 03:17:08
Brendan has signed 3 decent players, the rest shouldn't be at Celtic. His results in Europe are embarrassing and both Lennon and Strachan did much better. Brendan is in my opinion starting to think he is bigger than Celtic and if I'd have my way I'd thank him, let him leave and get Lennon back. I don't trust Brendan to spend wisely and I don't think the board do either.

3.) 13 Aug 2018 07:30:42
What utter drivel.

He signs Edouard, Morgan and Bain during the summer and you say the board don’t trust him? They missed out on McGinn, yeah it’s a bit of a sore one but highly doubt that it’s down to them not trusting him.

We should be looking forward and hoping we get through tomorrow night.

Lennon would be a complete step back.

4.) 13 Aug 2018 07:46:21
Also, don’t think for a second that he thinks he is bigger than the club, however I do think he believes Celtic are bigger than what we allow ourselves to be and should match his ambition. He wants to compete in Europe yet has that defence to deal with? He has done since he came in, with the exception of Hendry and Gamboa, I won’t even include Comperr as he has hardly kicked a ball. Hendry is still to show that he is up to it and hell knows what’s going on with Gamboa but that’s up to BR to make the call.

Sinclair was player of the season in his first year, BR can’t be at fault for him losing form.

Moussa has been a great signing regardless of injury.

Edouard looks the real deal.

Ntcham is getting better week, in week out.

Morgan need to see what happens with him.

Bain looks a tidy addition.

Comperr is a total dud.

Kouassi looks total gash.

Gamboa shows promise but that’s compared to Lustig, something must have happened with him.

Musonda was a disaster.

Hayes long term injury.

Roberts long term injury.

You could go through each managers term and see who they signed that were good / bad.

5.) 13 Aug 2018 08:22:28
Yeah the Celtic plc have a rich history of not buying when in the postion of strength. Still some cover up for them. How Brendan is getting the blame is unbelievable. It's like people don't actually follow Celtic but will make a comment anyway.

6.) 13 Aug 2018 10:11:50
If this was a one of situation regarding standing still then maybe you could see the point of the board defenders. Sadly, it’s not. It’s a pattern that has been repeated all of my life as a supporter. Waiting until this stage and still no new players for our awful defence is nothing short of incompetence.

McGinn was a symptom of this approach. Dithering, penny pinching ego trip from Lawell. Boyata, first chance he gets wants away, didn’t anybody see that coming? He’s now shamefully pulled the bad back card to miss the ganecagainst AEK and we are without Ajer too. Hendry isn’t the answer and to rely on him is unfair tonys and the boy himself.

We could be out against a team we are better than, or should have been if we had got players in early. There is no guarantees in football except if you stand still you go back. If we crash out then the blame for that to me lies at the boardroom.

After a double treble, CL money, season tickets sold and a waiting list they had no excuse for them to continue the dithering cheapskate approach. Every now and again I start to believe we will move on and get quality in to sort it at least improve us defensively. Again and again this proves to be a pipe dream. Blaming Rogers for thecsutuation we are in is ridiculous. He gave them a list, they gave him nothing to help us qualify. That’s the scandal here.

Saturdays team selection was wrong and showed we need more qualitybwhen we leave out first team players.

I actually still think we can beat this mob but it will be all the more difficult due to having to take them in weaker than we finished last year. That’s not on and if we do crash out I am clear in my mind where the responsibility for that lies and it ain’t at Rogers door. If he had signed a couple of Comper’s again then he would have been het but he has not one addition.

Another self inflicted blow. To go on the shelf with the countless others where our boards fear of investing when in front derails us. We have a fight this year for the first time, and failing to tool up for it is a dereliction of duty. £60m down the drain through complacency is a farce. Trying to deflect that failure onto Rogers is avoiding the real historical truth about the lack of balls our boards have always had.

Lawell more than most must be hoping for a result. His strategy is front and centre and he bares the ultimate responsibility as he is the man who makes the deals, or in his case, hasn’t. Poor judgement. A final thought, had McGinn been in instead of the more expensive Kouassi would have been better and anybody who disagrees with that is kidding themselves on.

7.) 13 Aug 2018 13:29:34
Fantastic post Majic that won't go down well with the far to 'faithful through and through brigade'anyone who is surprised at this board must have been in hiding for many a year

8.) 13 Aug 2018 14:34:46
Can't believe how quick some people are to stick a knife in Brendan. Shame on you. HH.

9.) 13 Aug 2018 19:33:22
Can’t believe some of the pish being posted on here. Seems there are many who are even more gullible than the sevvies. The orcs have the guts of 20 million in shareholder loans, a TOP share order to sort out, an investigation into the application for a UEFA licence, they can’t sell their new humming shirts, a squad full of dross, an under 18s manager and yet all the Scottish press can talk about is our lack of additions to a squad that has won every domestic competition put in front of them. On top of that, Brendan came out on Saturday and said there was no issue between him and the board and he is loving every minute of the job. Wake up, you’re falling for this rubbishe hook, line and sinker. We’re in a better place than we’ve been for a long time.

10.) 13 Aug 2018 20:59:51
Remember when this was a transfer rumours page,2-2 tomorrow, Forrest, Eddy.

11.) 13 Aug 2018 21:04:48
Eddy supposed to be unfit for tomorrow, Griffiths and Forrest.

12.) 13 Aug 2018 23:05:24
Some people reckon that some of our better buys were from P L and son .
I wonder who was responsible for Musonda, I know many on here were very excited at the thought we were getting him .
One quick glance at him and I who would be far from an expert, thought he was far to lights& under developed.
I don't know how anyone could stand over spending money on loan for him.

13.) 14 Aug 2018 00:05:51
can mcginn play at centreback?


get over him and move on

We all slated Boyata - then he has a few good games, plays against engerland at worldcup and now he wants away - Jozo - inconsistent, injury prone and can't play on plastic. Ajer and Hendry - too young and a risk playing together. comperr just no. This is where we MUST strengthen and NOW. Our defence is and has been a nightmare in waiting. I know this, you know this, Brendan knows this, the board knows this - so why have they not bought anyone ready to go.

we never have and never will splurg on players - so mcginn/ midfielder was always a no for me - UNTIL defence was sorted.

yeah armstrong away - we have christie and allan back - both spl quality. Roberts wasnt getting a game over forrest.

14.) 14 Aug 2018 18:42:56
Only a thorough bred person would talk about signing McGinn before Kuoassi . Now I know P L was slow bringing McGinn over the line and maybe guilty of believing reports of McGinn only signing for Celtic. I am pretty sure we had Kuoassi bought a full year before losing out on McGinn.



10 Aug 2018 22:35:41
D D is too shrewd to make a public intervention, the chances are that if DD does step in, he will be telling B R to pack his bag .
D D doesn't like personal criticism and criticism of Board he takes personally.

Old man Chris

1.) 10 Aug 2018 23:15:06
D. D can bolt and play golf full time.

2.) 10 Aug 2018 23:17:44
DD should pack his own bags BR has done more for Celtic in 2 years than that man ever will.

3.) 11 Aug 2018 08:14:34
Stan it was that man, as you put it, that brought BR and Oneil in. So again your wide of the mark.

4.) 11 Aug 2018 08:55:02
In your opinion i am Kev, not so much to others. So DD being the largest shareholder decides who our Manager is? The rest of the Board have no day? nonsense, what gives him that right? Anywho i couldn't care less about DD i won't die remembering anything he has done for Celtic.

5.) 11 Aug 2018 09:01:29
He got BR and O'Neill yet the rest, Lenny, Mowbray, Strachan, Deila he's no taking any credit for? Did he leave that decision making to the Board? Aye right. More flaws than Braveheart.



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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11 Apr 2019 20:50:08
Just as I thought many f the managers that very many of our fans were drooling over never had any interest in coming to manage Celtic . We are lucky that Lennon hasn't let this kite flying get to him and he seems to be still interested in the job . I reckon it will be mid to late July before we are able to get a recognised "named manager " tied down to Celtic, as like many players they want to see what other jobs are available . The key task for P L may be to keep Lennon interested without offering him the job permanently . It may not be fair to keep N L strung a long and then not give him job, but we need someone in the job to keep getting necessary players in . Even though Lennon may not finish up with job, he would be aa hell of a lot better than having no manager in place .
The idle gossip about the named managers didn't help anyone. Back to talking about Aberdeen on Sunday.

Old man Chris

1.) 11 Apr 2019 23:54:34
Im grateful for what lenny has given us, he's been a fine servant to our great club, both on the pitch and in the dugout. I only want what's best for celtic tho and in my opinion we can get better than lennon, if I was in his position I would understand that us fans only want the best we can get. If we're aiming at the Clarke, Neil, moyes type level I would rather stick with lennon but we shouldn't be aiming at that level anymore, we upped the ante getting rodgers and we should at least be trying to stay on that level of appointment. I'm behind lenny 100% while he's our manager I just hope we move on in the summer.



10 Apr 2019 22:42:12
I punished myself last night and tonight watching two Champions League matches. Last night Spurs v Manchester City was very poor indeed, just a well taken goal by Son almost the only highlight . Man City despite so many stars and plenty of procession in the final third could create little danger .
Tonight Manchester United v Barcelona was also a bore feast . United also got the ball in dangerous areas especially on their right but couldn't open up a poor enough Barcelona defence . I doubt if there are any wonderful teams in the last 8, just rich clubs with over paid footballer's.

Old man Chris

1.) 11 Apr 2019 00:29:47
I haven’t watched a CL game that didn’t involve Celtic for years. I got bored with it and it’s predictable outcome since it was Americanised.

2.) 11 Apr 2019 08:00:38
Totally agree; the tournament has been totally stage-managed and ruined just to keep rich clubs richer in a closed-shop of elitism.
The latter stages are as predictable as a Pavillion Pantomime and so many 'real' champions of European countries have been edged out.
The introduction of VAR makes it more like American Football and all I was waiting for last night was the linesman having to put on a false pair of 'donkey ears' for getting his decision wrong.
Oh, Yes He Did!



03 Apr 2019 13:30:51
Some jobsbody senior policeman reported Scot Brown for smiling on Sunday to the Crown Office . Thankfully there is some common sense in the Crown Office and they decided Brown was entitled to smile and had no case against him .
What worries me is how and why were the public aware that Brown had been reported Surely 100's are reported every month without the ordinary people aware of who . In some way in the Rangers2012 fans minds they think Brown was guilty or he wouldn't have been reported.

Old man Chris



11 Feb 2019 22:34:22
Great fast performance yesterday, no weak links in our Bhoys and fantastic performance from O Burke . If we can continue in anything like this form, the treble treble is on .
Good to see Referees Compliance Officer has finally took up her position .
After our match yesterday, I don't think anyone was wasting much time discussing ref Walsh, which is a clear indication that he did OK.

Old man Chris



26 Jan 2019 00:08:07
BR has the easiest job in football . He really is only a part timer with us . On new players he must scout all over the world . Pick out the players he wants and watch them regularly . If he decides any will improve us immediately or future he must convince Board to sign player (s) , he then has to sit on PL 's knee and hold his hand until deal is done or finished .

He must train first team squad and coach them and prepare for matches .
He has to hold press conferences and woe betide he says a word out of place .

Sure it is all a piece of cake.

Old man Chris

1.) 26 Jan 2019 10:03:19
I think it smacks of genuine honesty when BR states " he doesn't know much about a player" because his signings have been awful with maybe 2 or 3 exceptions. He wants to stop the childish point scoring in his interviews because it certainly doesn't impress this bhoy!

2.) 26 Jan 2019 11:59:49
Think all he's doing is let the punters know that if we don't sign quality it's not down to him.

3.) 26 Jan 2019 14:21:00
It is down to him we haven't signed quality.




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18 Apr 2019 16:01:59
There wasn't any chance of saying "no deal" as Dembele was after Rodgers who was running for his life.

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17 Apr 2019 22:43:46
If we haven't an add - on deal with Dembele, I think the reason is that Lyons offered something like €15m plus % of next transfer or €22m and no % add on .
We can't make other clubs doneverything we want.

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08 Apr 2019 17:36:13
B Rodgers who most of us would check our watches, if he told us the time, told us the story about Boyata and the champions League qualifier . I for one don't believe a word B R says m so I don't believe his Boyata tale.

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05 Apr 2019 21:59:03
Benkovic, at Celtic I would take with a bit of salt.
BR is supposed to say he might let Benkovic stay at Celtic and it is said that is BR way of apologising for leaving us mid season .
I think that'stupid.

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05 Apr 2019 16:01:24
All rubbish speculation . Not a word about who is getting and who is not getting job
PL doesn't spread nonsense, and he insists on genuine applicants doing the same.

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16 Apr 2019 23:13:00
COYBIG You are spot on, Our transfer policy has served us well, on the verge of a treble treble, means we must be getting most things right . I imagine most clubs are never satisfied with all their signings and would like different players for certain places . Celtic of course know that, just as well as the fans, but it's not always possible to get everyone . Thankfully Celtic have filled most holes.

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16 Apr 2019 23:04:16
Thug like performances like Aberdeen on Sunday might be strange for a foreign Manager who may take too long to get into the swing of things at Celtic .
As 10 in a row seems to be the one aim that units all Celtic fans . It will take an experienced SPL Manager to be able to take the outrageous tackles with no regard for Celtic's players safety, the sectarian singing from most stands and only highlighted when attempted to blame Celtic fans and not forgetting the biased refereeing against Celtic, it's enough to send any sensible Manager away to another Country.

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15 Apr 2019 21:48:54
I have yet to read any name, that I would be confident would do a better job domestically than N L.

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15 Apr 2019 17:01:34
Nearly all the nonsensical names I have seen, have one major common drawback they are all to well use to losing games and not winning cups and leagues. We want and need winners, we want winners on the field and winners in the dug- out .
Lennon is a winner, I am not necessary tied to having Lennon as our next
Manager, I am open to anyone else who is a winner .
Rodgers, the traitor, wasn't a winner and when he came to Celtic and found he was a winner, he couldn't handle the success and when faced with a down turn in team form, he ran away.

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15 Apr 2019 16:50:28
We will have difficult job having a usual mini clear-out. The normal problem is that our over paid unachievers are not wanted anywhere else.

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