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20 Jan 2017 16:14:15
Do you think we will try to get McCarthy and/ or attempt to sign Patrick Roberts on a permanent deal in this window before the CL qualifiers Ed?
Personally, I would be delighted with that kind of ambition and financial commitment from the board - or are we looking at other areas, like a younger keeper or defender?

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{Ed007's Note - It's really between Celtic and Newcastle for McCarthy but there's a very slim chance of him being used as part of a package for Kone from Sunderland whom Everton want - but I'll be surprised if that happens considering Sunderland look certainties for relegation.
Celtic are looking to extend Roberts loan for another 12 months and that can be agreed at any time.}




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06 Feb 2017 15:52:13
Not enjoyed a season as much for a long time and the confidence, will-to-win and style of play eminating from the manager -through the team is magnificent.
Even when a few of the team are off form, there are others who play out of their skins and others to come on and change a game. Previous sides would have dropped points yesterday and I acknowledge Thomson did do us a favour (choke) with the penalty - but when you have guys like KT, Broony and PR playing consistently well, young Henderson stepping in so effectively and match-winners like Dembele and Sinclair - things really do look very good right now - and we still have Rogic, Armstrong and the new signing Eboue to come in.
On the downside - if you can call it that - I hope LG sorts himself out with the manager and gets back in contention as he will not get a better chance in his career than this?

Don't know if we have any chance at all of signing Roberts but when the alternatives are GMS and Forrest, we really need to either convince him and his parent club - or look to Improve that area in the summer.
I also hope wee Christie is in BR's plans as I think he does have potential.

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1.) 06 Feb 2017 16:10:56
Good win yesterday. Dembeles 3rd goal was sublime! What a joy to watch a team gelling like ours does. First half was a bit huff puff against a very good team. I'm surprised St Johnstone are not further up the table than they are. Tommy Wright is doing wonders with that squad and they always try against us up in Perth. Eventually though, class outshone them. We would have beaten them even without Thompsons dodgy decision but hey, how many of these decisions have not gone our way so I'll take that. Dembele hasn't harmed his price tag after yesterdays performance, what a special player we have in him.
I would like to think BR has taken our defensive performance back to the training ground. Apart from that though, another great day to be a Tim!

{Ed007's Note - At least St Johnstone came out and had a go, I remember at one point there was 3 St Johnstone players chasing down our 2 CBs or 1 CB and Bitton.
And once again our wee diddy league game put the so called Best League in the World's offering to shame - that Leicester v Man Utd was utter garbage.}

2.) 06 Feb 2017 16:45:52
Can't disagree with any of that PT.

I would have wanted a wing forward type player in January. With BR saying PR will return to City, unless something changes, we'll need to sign two wing forwards in the summer. If PR had of been starting in the bigger games earlier in the season (which is one of my few, small criticisms) he might have found himself a place he wants to play at Celtic. He still might, and City might well turn round and tell him he's not part of their plans.

3.) 06 Feb 2017 18:17:12
I agree about the Leicester V Man Ute match, it was dreadful, especially the first 20 minutes where neither team could even manage to keep the ball in play.
St Johnstone have managed to score a couple of goals against us the last 3 times we have went to Perth, so they seem to have as good a way of playing us as anyone else in the division, they also seem to do quite well in the matches against Aberdeen, so they are no mugs.
A couple of posters have said that they wouldn't mind losing our unbeaten run if it meant playing more youngsters in the team towards the end of the season, I don't agree with that.
Liverpool seemed to be doing okay up until the new year, then they put a lot of youngsters into the team against Plymouth in the FA cup, they only drew 0-0 and have hardly won a match since, all the momentum seems to have gone from them.
We may well lose a game before the end of the season, (if we do then hopefully it'll be a league match) but I want us to carry this winning mentality into next season, I think that youngsters should have to earn their place in the team regardless of what stage the season is at.

4.) 06 Feb 2017 18:18:55
does anyone else think its a bit strange that a known anti-celtic referee awarded us a penalty that never was the week before we play in a one off cup competition where we have encountered many strange decisions over the years? it could be we are being set up for more of these dodgy decisions with sundays dodgy decision being used for them to say "what do you mean dodgy decisions? look at the penalty you got against st johnstone"

5.) 06 Feb 2017 18:50:11
You need another hit of that pipe jamesbhoy, the demons are playing with you 😈😉😆. It's strange how "paranoia" can link up with reality sometimes though.

6.) 06 Feb 2017 18:50:53
No jamesbhoy67, St. Johnstone should have had a penalty at Celtic Park last week as well, and for me, Partick Thistle should have had one they never got either round about Christmas time. We need to accept that times have moved on and referees are just awful rather than biased.

7.) 06 Feb 2017 19:25:33
these masonic forces work in mysterious ways, i've seen too many strange and blatant decisions over the years over the years to rule anything out.

8.) 06 Feb 2017 19:55:08
see what i mean? mention them and three of my words repeated themselves in my post, who's paranoid now? lol.

9.) 06 Feb 2017 20:36:25
funny how no one at st johnstone remembers michael dubbery with both hands on the ball then rolling the ball along the ground inside the box and referee ian (bribes) brines standing watching it and still not giving a penalty, and clowns go on about paranoia, aye right.

10.) 06 Feb 2017 20:23:08
I was led to believe decisions even themselves out so we'll take this one and move onto next game.

11.) 06 Feb 2017 21:29:08
with all the dodgy one's against us we could play another 129 years and they still wouldn't be evened out.



01 Jan 2017 10:08:41
Obviously going to miss the Bhoys over the next few weeks as they take a very well earned break but what a special parting gift.
This is not the best Celtic team I have ever seen, but what we have here is a manager and players that know exactly what's expected and demanded every single game and this kind of consistency and team spirit has not been seen at Celtic for many years.

To be unbeaten after twenty league games - with a cup in the cabinet on NYE is almost unheard of and any other team would have probably had a New Years honour lol - but to win every single league game in such a demanding December schedule will go down as one of the clubs greatest triumphs.

There were some tired players out there yesterday with a few defensive lapses at times, but the way the team came back and outplayed the home team after an early setback was an indication of the confidence and superiority that epitomises Celtic today.

What's more is that BR is still building and improving the team and there is much more to come - and it feels absolutely fantastic!

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1.) 01 Jan 2017 14:01:19
Top class post PT that sums all of it up very well

Happy new year




31 Dec 2016 17:21:47
Just a quick thank you Ed 007 for supplying and managing this fabulous site allowing us to comment, opinionate and exchange all things Celtic for another year.
I wish you, your family and all my fellow posters and contributors a very happy and peaceful new year.
Well done to BR and the squad on an absolutely outstanding first half of the season and many, many brilliant memories.

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{Ed007's Note - Thanks very much. Happy New Year to you and your family.}

1.) 31 Dec 2016 18:05:11
Passing Time: very very well put mate could not have put it better myself




28 Dec 2016 22:36:56
It's extremely difficult to find fault or complain during such a fantastic run with so much consistency and total dominance; but when we can put most of these chances in the pokey and capitalise with goals from all these corners and set pieces - we are going to win games by double figures - maybe starting Hogmanay?

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08 Dec 2016 16:54:51
Watching the CL highlights show reminded me of what a horrendous draw we had and how rigged it is to practically ensure the super rich and powerful more of the same.
I know we had a mixed bag of results, but there is absolutely no doubt there were some very good individual and team performances over the six games and if we can add quality in key positions and keep the best players we have, we will improve.
The key to success in Europe is putting away chances when they come along and obviously keeping clean sheets, so it's easy to see where existing players need to improve or better ones need to come in.
Domestic success is always very important and we all enjoy the trophies and glory, but because of our location and TV revenue disadvantages, we need CL regularly to make the money to improve quality and attract the best players we can afford and with a kinder draw in the future, we could really compete in the group stage.

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12 Feb 2017 14:10:53
Who's Billy Gilmore? (Sorry don't know him)

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{Ed007's Note - I think it's spellt Glmour, he's the young TRIFC player they decided to bum up after our youngster Karamoko Dembele hit the headlines. I've personally never seen Gilmour play but know a couple of scouts who speak highly of him although not as highly as TRIFC or the media do.
And the stories are that Gilmour and his family are rumoured to be Celtic supporters.}



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28 Dec 2016 19:42:23
That's a very strong team and maybe not too far from Saturday's line-up, give or take and barring injury.

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18 Dec 2016 18:28:13
Commons has a reputation at previous clubs for being disruptive and temperamental. BR obviously knew he would not fit into the work ethic or systems he prefers and it's better all round that KC moves on - either in stages or a clean break when it is convenient for both parties.

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15 Oct 2016 15:21:43
I agree we will rarely see both strikers together, but I think there will always be more attack-minded midfield players in BR's teams - especially domestically.

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07 Sep 2016 18:16:24
I saw the Ed's comments last week about how disruptive and selfish Commons has been and I am bemused as to why he is still at the club, while a good few others have been shown the door already.
I appreciate players can refuse to leave, run down their contract and be obtrusive, but if it's true he is in the squad then, there must have been some sort of compromise?

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27 Feb 2017 17:31:41
Ideally want GMS to do well and thought he showed potential when he was signed and had a run of games. However, as well as having a good few injury problems he seems to take time to get his confidence up and needs to toughen up a wee bit - like Armstrong has done as he has fallen way down the pecking order and needs to grab this opportunity with both hands if he wants to stay here.

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26 Feb 2017 12:31:09
Why are we even talking about this? Let's just enjoy what we have and be thankful for the duration.

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25 Feb 2017 12:59:16
We have a great blend of styles with Brown, Armstrong, Rogic, Eboue, Henderson, Bitton and McGregor - not including the wide men and young Christie out one loan and when we finally get rid of Commons, Allen and possibly GMS, we might even be able to add more quality?
Roberts would be a dream signing, but highly unlikely and I would like us to sign another decent striker to replace Ciftci, especially with Griffiths missing so much football for one reason or another and maybe not in BR's favour?

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18 Feb 2017 19:25:24
There is no doubt that referees are deliberately turning blind eyes to these tackles and failing in their duty and indirectly encouraging foul play and violent conduct.
I would hope the club raises concern and alarm at this dangerous and vindictive trend before it goes too far.

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18 Feb 2017 14:09:10
Aye, he was a real stalwart post-lions at left half and left back and a great servant to the club. 'Brogies gonnae get ye' was a popular anthem reflecting his tough tackling, battling qualities on the park. However like so many of that generation - a real gent at supporters rallies etc.

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