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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 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.



21 Jan 2019 22:27:36
I am surprised that we shouldn't play our best cb's if they are leaving in the summer.
Personally I wouldn't be for cutting my nose off to spite my face.
The two loan signings are ideal for getting team attacking well from mid September.

Old man Chris

1.) 22 Jan 2019 13:14:26
Exactly that Chris don't want to gamble losing the league because someone isn't signing a new deal. If we had another CB signed then fair enough but as it stands Boyata and Benkovic are our strongest CB pairing.



08 Jan 2019 00:05:11
I don't know much about Damien Duff the coach of underage footballers, but I have heard very good things about Damien Duff the man . As you know he had a long successful career in England playing for Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers and others . I think when he finished in England he played for a season in United States . He returned to Ireland and played for the last half of the season with a League of Ireland team, LOI season ends in Oct, he played for nothing, yes free.

He then got involved with Shamrock Rovers youngsters around 15-16 and coached them for no pay either for a time . His only regret was that he couldn't get them on the training pitch 5-6 days her week and their matches were too infrequent, about every 3 weeks.
Rovers felt he was great with the players and an unbelievable hard worker .
Hope we see and hear good things about him from Lennoxtown.

Old man Chris



05 Jan 2019 22:01:32
Now a week after our disastrous performance against Rangers2012, I have got over my disappointment enough to give my thoughts . On Saturday evening I couldn't believe how flat and how poor most of our players were .
Gordon for his saves, and Cal McGregor were about our only players to impress throughout . Despite our rotten play, I think we may have drawn it or won it if we got making our tactical switches, instead of Ajer and Ralston replacing injured players Mc Gregor going to midfield when Eddie coming on may have helped .
It looked to me that Rangers 2012 players knew that Beaton would allow them to get away with everything as they started their thuggery from the first 2 mins .
I remember Manc City were flat and she'll shot when they played l'pool in the Champions League and their team bus was attacked like ours . Scottish Police did a brilliant job looking the wrong way.
Celtic are still a relatively young team but even experience teams in Europe have difficulty getting results before mad partisan supporters who show hatred in a crowd of over 50,000 against 700 friendly faces .
Ref Collum changed a handy enough game against Aberdeen by awarding 2 pens, for nothing and a goal after a corner when Gordon was held and thus we had a very hard tough strength drawing game
According to some sources Celtic players suffered from a vomiting bug in the days before Saturday's game .
As I say we were very bad and statements I have made doesn't get away from the fact that we were v bad .
But Celtic team hasn't become a bad team over night. Unlike previous 2 yrs we have had trouble winning after Europe, but in some game this season we have been brilliant .
We were so bad that Sevco should have scored more . We won't be as bad this season again and our league no. 8 won't be in doubt.

Old man Chris

1.) 05 Jan 2019 23:38:35
Sometimes it's all about timing and the random fixture list certainly came up with a month that saw trips to Motherwell, immediately following a LC final with The Dons, then a tricky tie at Easter Road soon after. December would end after a grueling trip and game in Aberdeen on the Wed, followed by the 'John Beaton benefit match'.
It's no wonder the players were out on their feet and I'm sure these events will add to the motivation and focus to impose our dominance.

2.) 06 Jan 2019 00:57:47
Next few home games. 😆.

3.) 06 Jan 2019 10:03:53
OAB, we have visited fir park after the last 3 league cup finals. We struggled to win 4-3 and then we have drawn the last 2.

4.) 06 Jan 2019 15:52:03
Yes, we are not privy to all that goes on . But at Fir Pk our bus wasn't attacked, our players hadn't vomiting bug and ref wasn't quite as bias and as bare faced a cheat .

It was bloody awful to watch, but I am pretty certain we will storm through the rest of the season in top form.




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04 Feb 2019 22:49:15
Celtic especially under Brendan Rodgers have already began building from their academy and youth . Many of our signing are teenagers or players just out of their teens.

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04 Feb 2019 22:46:21
Our fans have already destroyed Hendry . In facts the fans that abused him from stands or in social media should be banned from both Celtic Park and social media.

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01 Feb 2019 18:55:31
There are many Celtic fans who think nobody playing for other club in Spl are good enough for Celtic . There are also many Celtic fans with the benefit of hindsight love to say many players Celtic had signed were not good enough . It is easy to decide afterwards but I am sure our recruitment staff felt that if things worked out everyone could do a job . Injuries, loss of form, not able to adjust to big club, all can affect new players . It's a bit of a gamble with most transfers but if the new player gets off to a good start, they usually come good.

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31 Jan 2019 14:31:46
No doubts from the Main Stren Scottish Media.

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26 Jan 2019 00:11:32
Aindoh, if Celtic doesn't spend millions on a right back, PL will be blamed . It doesn't matter in the short time if the player is any good or not.

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19 Feb 2019 14:03:17
No, we should be excited about last min goal that puts us 8 points clear .
If we cannot enjoy that for two or three days, what is the point in supporting Celtic .
Most people get a share of doom and gloom in our private life's. Celtic is an escape and so we should enjoy the great times .
Us, who have no influence and Board and Management who know what is needed have all the time in the world to sort out next window .
Idiots on here won't change that.

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19 Feb 2019 13:43:36
Kev83, I am looking forward to u refereeing a Rangers2012.game. Diff interpretation than is normal for them.

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19 Feb 2019 13:41:02
Downunderbhoy, Very little trouble at football in Scotland either, which maybe explains why there is so much condemnation of someone tossing a coin, even at a low life like Boyd . We don't know whether seats were broken maliciously but I am sure Celtic football club will pay for repair or replacement .
We need extra care that we are not associated with this type of behaviour .
Talking about fan behaviour, I would like to mention again, the relatively small number of loud - mouths who roar abuse at individual Celtic players . That loud roar is bound to have detrimental effect on player at the receipt of abuse . It can also effect the nervous anticipation in crowd and turn a happy atmosphere into an angry one and effect other fans and can lead to more than words thrown.

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19 Feb 2019 09:18:44
There is no grass in Kilmarnock.
I thought Madden was as good as we could expect Madden to be, until Brown scored and ruined his Sunday.

He probably was correct in booking Weah, but Weah was also getting verbals and was physically pushed by the player who is hoping Rangers 2012 are around next season. I cannot understand how this Killie player wasn't booked too.

Madden never looked sideways at him, if Weah was the Aberdeen full back he would claim to have been racially abused.

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18 Feb 2019 22:33:21
The better team doesn't always win . I never said that Valencia were not the better team . What I was trying to say that it was easy for their manager to say that the game went the way he knew it would .
He was speaking with hindsight .
The only way we could expect to beat Valencia was have 8-9 men deep in defence and hope to score on break with very few going forward
Or throw the kitchen sink at them, score one or two and break their confidence .
Thankfully B R won't try first way.

Old man Chris