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17 Aug 2018 01:25:00
If rumours are true Boyatas agent is in town hopefully get this sorted out now.

Rich T

1.) 17 Aug 2018 06:01:09
Aye hopefully to see him punted ASAP.
No way back at Celtic for Boyata.

2.) 17 Aug 2018 07:02:16
Guys, do you think Boyata cares that there is no way back for him at Celtic? Of course not that was the plan all along, as far as he is concerned it’s working out perfectly. The guy is a traitor, if it was up to me I would take any medals he has won for Celtic off him!

3.) 17 Aug 2018 09:34:17
Now that he is up for sale im guessing we will be lucky to get £5 million for him, clubs will know that we want to get rid of him and that he wants to go. Should have taken that £9 million from Fulham. Anyone see the rumour about us signing some defender from Ruritania, supposedly a massive Rangers and SG fan (surely a wind up) .

4.) 17 Aug 2018 09:46:56
Boyata has no interest in playing for celtic. The only meeting that they should be having is to get him out asap. How would they expect him to face his team mates, fans the manager and staff after what he has done. The guy should remember where he was when Celtic took him. Guy has got a very short memory!

5.) 17 Aug 2018 10:05:02
Teflon if we had taken the 9 million then got papped out the CL fans would have blown their top even more than they did.
Rogers knocked it back because he thought boyata would be professional and help the team get through the tie.

6.) 17 Aug 2018 10:10:16
Get rid no going back get as much as we can and find a replacement.

7.) 17 Aug 2018 10:23:07
This is what our board wanted mginn to do and we'd have welcomed him with open arms and laughed at jobs for allowing it .

8.) 17 Aug 2018 10:39:35
Hibs 🤪.

9.) 17 Aug 2018 10:49:13
Kev83 surely there must have been discussions between the player and management before the CL tie, im sure they could have come to an agreement with him to play in the tie then move at the end of the month. Fingers crossed we can just punt him as soon as possible and get someone in that wants to play for the club.

10.) 17 Aug 2018 13:01:08
Teflon67 u may be right about discussions taken place. But l think that was before kompamy was injuried and he played the games in the world cup. Playing in those games have clearly gone to his head and the agent too. If they guy didn't want to sign and said it before the world cup there would be no problem and all this would have been sorted before now. But all the signs coming out of Celtic post world cup was that he was going to sign.

{Ed007's Note - When Boyata said he wanted to wait until after the World Cup before deciding - which he's entirely entitled to do btw - Celtic should have said that's no use to their long term planning and that they would be buying a CB who, if Boyata chose to stay, he would be competing for a place over.
The Club should have forced his hand because as soon as Boyata said that he was working his ticket, there was never a hope in Hell he was going to sign a new contract - Stevie Wonder could see that coming.}

11.) 17 Aug 2018 14:15:01
Ed it should have been said to him sign before World Cup or we are selling you, never mind competing for a place. If a player does not want to enter contract negotiations with 18 month left on contract he has to be sold. It can take 6 months to sort the contract then he is down to a year left. If and I say if we were offered £9mill from Fullham and turned it down, someone needs roasted. It must have been noted Boyata was not going to sign before his agent turned up at the training ground. I wonder if BR is making the decisions or not?

{Ed007's Note - That's what I mean, Johnny, the decision should have been taken out of his hands. It was Rodgers that blocked Boyata's sale because with no replacement in place he thought he would play against AEK.}



12 Aug 2018 14:50:46
Am hearing PR could be heading abroad Spain or France a possibility now PR back would be a start in the road to recovery for this window?

Rich T

1.) 12 Aug 2018 15:35:19
First time posting here Bhoys, been watching for a while. Jus to read a forum there saying the board and Rodgers have held a clear the air meetin (which I think was needed) anyone have information that this has taking place? 🍀.

2.) 12 Aug 2018 17:02:54
Don't know how that's possible. Didn't the team leave for Athens this morning?

3.) 12 Aug 2018 17:47:06
Marty I think the team flew out in the afternoon, not 100% sure tho I am going off the clubs social media posting the team in Glasgow airport at 5pm. It was Phil Mac Giolla Bhains thread. James Forrest who is on Facebook done a follow up on this but put a link to read the original thread so you can go in and have a look. What it basically says is that Desmond is pissed off that the board is not backing Rodgers and that it’s all came out in public. The meeting was to clear the air and get them all on the same page so we can move forward. It was mention that the centre back schar was put to the board to go and get for Rodger and they never done it and mcginn also who was the final straw for him. I am not sure how true this is but let hope it is.

4.) 12 Aug 2018 18:08:08
If Phil the Prophet of never occurring Doom is the source it’s obviously a load of rubbish. But they are going bust. Fact.

Everybody getting ready for a trip to Greece and they have a meeting? What if it ended badly before a vital game? Total madness to hold it before such a game. Only a board hellbent on fecking us up would do that.

Hold on.

Sorry Phil, you may have got something right at last. Take a bow.

5.) 12 Aug 2018 18:36:41
If it was my club and it was just issues to get back on the same page and moving forward then I would be making sure the meeting was held before the team traveled. As I said I don’t know how true it is but if it is and we have had some sort of positive outcome from it then I am happy with that.

6.) 12 Aug 2018 20:28:20
The article everyone is mentioning was written and published on 10th August. Squad flew out today.



09 Aug 2018 09:43:25
Reports from Turkey is that Jason D is to knock back Celtic have u heard anything EDs?

Rich T

{Ed007's Note - Did you ask the Turkish press yesterday about me saying Denayer wouldn't join Celtic and that he wanted to move back to Turkey, preferably Galatasaray? Had they heard anything?}

1.) 09 Aug 2018 10:14:51
I haven't seen any info on Jason sorry ED sky sports suggested this today with a reporter talking about Man City dealings today I read on a web site that reports from turkey are saying that he was going to knock back Celtic.

{Ed007's Note - I said it last week and I said it again yesterday that Denayer wanted to move back to Turkey.}

2.) 09 Aug 2018 10:46:49
Cool sorry ED so apart from Arzani and izzy potential deals could that be our business done?

{Ed007's Note - No. There's 3 weeks still to go in the window.}

3.) 09 Aug 2018 10:47:16
Good stuff, don’t want players that aren’t committed to our squad. I can’t believe we haven’t a list of central defenders we fancy without denayer’s name on it.

{Ed007's Note - Oh there'll be a list but how many of them suit Lawwell's plans?}

4.) 09 Aug 2018 15:25:07
Depends on whether he can get them for feck all and preferably injured, or a bevvy merchant, both would be better. Allegedly.



08 Aug 2018 14:47:05
Looks like missing out on McGinn.

Rich T

1.) 08 Aug 2018 15:17:37
An utter utter disgrace by the Celtic board. In today’s transfer market where players are going for tens of millions of pounds we have missed out on the best young Scottish player outside our club for the sake of a few hundred thousand. Hang your heads in shame and don’t be surprised if Brendan loses his faith and moves on after this season. For all BR has done for this club in the two years he’s been here you have let him and us supporters down badly.

2.) 08 Aug 2018 15:30:39
My main gripe is how long it seems to have taken for us to match Villa's offer (or react to McGinn travelling down there) . To an extent I can understand Celtic not going in with their top offer whilst we were the only club in the frame because then you leave yourself open to another club getting desperate and outbidding us completely. But what I can't accept is if there was an arrogance involved by our money men and an attitude that we would get our man just because we're Celtic.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 15:44:37
I normally don't wade on this subject but for once i agree. This is an embarrassment that he has been allowed to slip away, and unless there is substantially better alternative in the works, which i doubt, i will feel very disgruntled with the board and similarly i am growing concerned on BR position. id be royally pissed off.

4.) 08 Aug 2018 15:57:02

Hibs didn’t want to do business with us and that is that. Quoted us 3 million one day and changed it to 4 million the next. They are settling for 2.75 million from Villa.

5.) 08 Aug 2018 16:22:36
I was desperate for McGinn to sign but if he has gone there purely based on being told he will play every week then good luck to him. No one is guaranteed to start at Celtic. What he had was an opportunity to come to CP, train and develop under BR and fight his way into the team. This is a major embarrassment for Celtic though, i don't expect Celtic to pay over the odds for any player but considering this is a player BR spoke about he will not be happy. Celtic have had a month to get this done and we could easily have given them Allan plus the cash as he ain't playing anyway!

6.) 08 Aug 2018 16:30:20
I’ve absolutely no doubt Petrie would prefer to deal with villa instead of us when it comes to mcginn and if it’s true that Hibs were changing the goalposts regarding his fee then I find that strange as well. Surely a bid of say £2/ £2.5 million with maybe Allan or Christie thrown in would’ve been enough for Hibs to accept? I don’t accept there wasn’t a deal that our board couldn’t have came to if Brendan 100% wanted the boy in. All that said, if reports are to be believed we’ve now matched what villa have offered and if that is indeed the case then mcginn has a decision to make, he wouldn’t be the first player to travel to a club, agree terms in principle then move elsewhere. If he’s as big a Celtic fan as is made out and terms are the same as what’s on offer at villa then he’ll be back up the road to us, if not then we move on to players that do want to commit to our club.

7.) 08 Aug 2018 16:31:46
McGinn wouldn’t have got a game anyway. We have better players in the squad at the moment. If he goes to villa best of luck to him.

I am seriously concerned about Rodgers I would hate him to think he can’t take the club any further forward because he isn’t getting the backing he needs.

8.) 08 Aug 2018 16:37:36
Think people need to calm down, no one player will ever ever make or break Celtic.

9.) 08 Aug 2018 16:43:34
Ed, what's your take on this? . Is it not sensible that McGinn has his medical while already there so he doesn't have to fart about tomorrow, if, and only if, he and his reps decide that's the best move for him. Im assuming nothings a done deal yet?

{Ed007's Note - Nothing's been finalised but it would take a massive 'hijack' job by Celtic to get McGinn now.}

10.) 08 Aug 2018 17:13:01
There was £4 million mentioned when this saga started, that should have been Celtics opening offer, McGinn is easily as good as any other midfielder at Parkhead, big mistake letting him get away, if he is gone.

11.) 08 Aug 2018 17:23:26
Geez a break. Why should Celtic have to pay 4 million when other teams can have him for under 3?

12.) 08 Aug 2018 17:46:18
Ed you know my feelings on the bhoy am gutted think he'd have been a real star for us cannot fathom out our logic here.

{Ed007's Note - It's a complete and utter cock-up on Lawwell's part.}

13.) 08 Aug 2018 18:03:32
Get McGinn tae fk if he really wants to come he will balll will be in his court.

14.) 08 Aug 2018 18:10:36
The most celtic like transfer in history. If Lawwell doesn’t give Rodgers what he wants now then we will be in trouble. Who’s the second option to McGinn then? Is he lined up. I doubt it. Shambles.

15.) 08 Aug 2018 18:32:15
Yep ed lawells gambled and it's backfired and it was Brendan that wanted the bhoy that's why it's baffling.

16.) 08 Aug 2018 18:56:34
Football is all about opinions, and in my opinion midfield is where matches are won and lost. I feel missing out on Mcginn is a real body blow. Turning up to hard away ties, ibrox, pittodrie, tyncastle etc with a midfield of say Brown, Ntcham, McGregor, Rogic, Mcginn, would have made us so very hard to beat in the spfl. Especially with the drive both Mcginn and Brown poccess.

17.) 08 Aug 2018 19:11:57
This is a massive blunder by lawell he would have eventually took over from Broony and we're arguing about under a mill after the cash we've raked in never mind if we get into cl totally pissed off Tim the night.



08 Aug 2018 00:21:30
Evening times reporting that both Celtic and Villa have met McGinns valuation they're source is saying that people close to McGinn claim that McGinn thinks that first team chances maybe more available at Villa and is now weighing up his options.

Rich T

1.) 08 Aug 2018 08:18:35
If he's got faith in his ability then he should come to us and prove the doubters wrong.

2.) 08 Aug 2018 09:20:37
If we had offered £2.75mill at the start we would have had him. Someone inside Celtic thought they could get him on a free because he was desperate to join. All the talk about £4mill was smoke and mirrors. PL maybe just outsmarted himself. At £2.75mill he is good business. In 3 or 4 years he will be worth maybe £15mill so because we messed about we may miss a decent player and a big profit. If I were McGinn I would also be a bit unhappy that Celtic didn't want him enough to pay £2.75mill.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 11:39:37
I don't think we would have had him at the start.
In my opinion hibs were trying to string Celtic along to see what they could get from England before accepting a bit from us.

4.) 08 Aug 2018 12:10:30
Kev i hope if he does sign we now end all dealings with Hibs as long as Petrie is there.

5.) 08 Aug 2018 12:46:00
apparantley hibs will get £6m if they get promotion.

6.) 08 Aug 2018 14:10:48
Why blame this on Hibs?

They clearly had a valuation of him that we weren’t willing to meet that Aston Villa were. We were clearly waiting based on the assumption he wanted to join us. Now it looks like he’s joining them we decided to meet their valuation.

Poor from us to be honest.

7.) 08 Aug 2018 14:37:38
Andy going fae what I heard weeks ago and I've said on here a few time that hibs twice changed the price of the deal when talking to Celtic.

8.) 08 Aug 2018 14:56:16
Why not deal with hibs again? We offered £2m which hibs didn’t accept. Now villa have offered what hibs see as acceptable. What have hibs done wrong. It’s celtic thinking we can get him on the cheap that’s the problem.

9.) 08 Aug 2018 16:52:04
Kev, that could be true. But it didn’t take us long to agree a fee after he went down to Villa!

10.) 08 Aug 2018 16:52:49
If celtic hadnt already bid 2mil, villa's bid would have been at that mark too. Villa had to raise it a bit cause we were already at the table. If BR was desperate for him do you not think hed be here. Wait till friday and we will plunder the english market for some decent talent.

11.) 08 Aug 2018 19:14:35
1st time posting, if John McGinn does sign for AV then good luck because he will need it let’s look at AV do they get in Europe every season No, Steve Bruce be manager this time next year doubt it, will they get out of championship No so if this ambition then we don’t want him. Also did he not say Celtic was the only team he wanted to sign for .

{Ed007's Note - If Villa aren't in the promotion places at Christmas, Steve Bruce won't be there - if he lasts that long.}




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17 Aug 2018 01:18:55
Team for Saturday


Lustig. Ajer. Jozo. Tierney

Brown. Ntcham

Hayes McGregor. Sinclair


Rich T

1.) 17 Aug 2018 09:31:32
Is Gordon injured Rich.

2.) 17 Aug 2018 09:47:43
We saw at Tynecastle what happens when you don't play your strongest 11, Lustig should be dropped and Gamboa giving a run in the team! Lustig is finished for me. Bain ahould be No.1 imo.

3.) 17 Aug 2018 10:02:40
I think it's time to give Bain a run. But I wouldn't have Jozo anywhere near my starting 11.

4.) 17 Aug 2018 10:03:20
Not sure rich how you think lustig should start. He has been shocking in defence and attack.

5.) 17 Aug 2018 10:05:15
Lustig probably just needs resting up. Had an arduous summer and came back sooner than most (I think) . Don't know when his contract is up, but he's still got a lot to offer. Even if he's only around to take the piss out the cops when we win the treble treble.

6.) 17 Aug 2018 10:31:02
We all loveLustig, but time waits for no man and he needs to be replaced as no 1 right back. It happens to every player. If we have any real ambition to improve, which after this abortive close season seems doubtful, then he should be back up.

All this waitingvfor the English market bullrubbish needs to be knocked on the head. Average players go for a fortune and are paid a fortune. We can’t compete in it for the quality we need at the price we can afford. If we are looking there then we are wasting time and ultimately money. Look at the AEK defence. There are players out there, not in England, but elsewhere and the scouts need to find them. And fast.

7.) 17 Aug 2018 10:37:46
Agree Bain should get a chance, Gordons footballing skills are abysmal. He's got two passes, one to an opponent and one straight out for a throw in.



15 Aug 2018 20:03:26
Everyone wants to blame someone for last night and this summer transfer window so far. But you can't all agree because let's face it everyone at the club has to be blamed here there is NO I in team once we start to blame individual people that's is when we stop being a team so let's get all behind the team move on working together to pull through this bad start because the only way to get out of this is by working as a team HH.

Rich T



14 Aug 2018 22:40:19
Basic defending has been our down fall here everyone can see that our two main CHs were no where Ajer and Boyata one suspended the other well the less said the better. Everyone knows what's needed so they need to get a grip and sort it out big time.

Rich T

1.) 15 Aug 2018 00:09:28
Rodgers said himself that the defence gifted goals. He also said they need to learn, sorry but naw they won't learn. Punt them, cut our loses and get most of them out asap, give them away if needs be, we'd have a pure brass neck asking for money for any of our cb's.



14 Aug 2018 12:26:45
Team for night maybe?


Lustig. Hendry Jozo Tierney

Brown. Ntcham

Forrest. Rogic. Mc Gregor


Bain Moussa Sinclair Ralston Griff Kouassi.

Rich T

1.) 14 Aug 2018 12:39:18
Not sure about playing Bain and Ralston in the front 6 tbh Rich.

2.) 14 Aug 2018 12:41:27
Would possibly put in Sinclair instead of Tam, thought Sinclair looked a bit like his old self on Saturday.

3.) 14 Aug 2018 12:50:12
That's what team he will put out but I would go with griff up top with Edouard on the left supporting Griff.

4.) 14 Aug 2018 13:14:02
Haha Kev 🤣🤣.

5.) 14 Aug 2018 13:14:07
Ritch don't like Eddy on the left. Play him through the centre.

6.) 14 Aug 2018 14:45:58
As good a servant lusti has been. I'm not sure l would start him. Struggling in defence and unfortunately offering little or nothing going forward in attack or support. We have to rely on KT too much as a result and most teams know this. Maybe Gambo would be a better option if going with 4 at the back.

7.) 15 Aug 2018 13:09:20
Not sure if its a night for fogic starting would maybe play callum in there and ad go with sinc as well.



12 Aug 2018 14:30:33
Eds have use heard anything on Boyata what's true what not true?

Rich T

{Ed007's Note - Most of what's been in the press is true, Boyata wants a move.}

1.) 12 Aug 2018 14:50:35
Do you think anyone else will bid near the £9m Fulham apparently offered Ed?

{Ed007's Note - I don't see why not and after the way his agent has carried on I expect Lawwell to be squeeze every last penny out of the deal for us.}

2.) 12 Aug 2018 15:19:25
But will he get his move ED?

{Ed007's Note - I've said for months that I expected Boyata to move on during this window and it looks even more likely now.}

3.) 12 Aug 2018 15:57:17
The question now is will he be adequately replaced? And by that I mean will we bring in a proper defender?

4.) 12 Aug 2018 15:30:00
If PL can get anything over £9m he should quite rightly be praised Ed. We are quick enough to slam him for other things but like Armstrong having a year left, getting anywhere near £9m would be great business. Feel very let down by a player i praised often enough on here. I hope he is out of our club within days.

{Ed007's Note - I've said it before that Lawwell does an exceptional job in bringing money in through sponsorships etc but it's when he starts meddling in the football side of things it tends to go awry.}

5.) 12 Aug 2018 15:30:47
You heard anything on Svetozar Markovic ED? Apparently we have made a move to bring him in? May be Boyatas replacement? Also, Stojanovic from Dinamo Zagreb?

{Ed007's Note - We've scouted Markovic.}

6.) 12 Aug 2018 15:34:43
Ed, before all this carry on with boyata and his agents came out over the last few days, what’s your view on us knocking back the £9 million Fulham supposedly bid?

{Ed007's Note - Rodgers was hoping Boyata would play against AEK on Tuesday so the bid was turned down.}

7.) 12 Aug 2018 17:34:57
Cheers Ed that's exactly how i see it.

{Ed007's Note - (yes)

8.) 12 Aug 2018 18:00:09
Our defence has been a farce for years. I’m not confident Rogers knows what a defender looks like. Apart from KT and Ajer I’d ship the lot out.

Don’t get your hopes up we will solve it this window. Or any window. Seems to be the way. Celtic and rubbishe defence is just a scientific fact.

Boyata needs punted, the ungrateful can’t, and it shows you how awful we are defensively that a partially reformed bombscare is our best. A feckin shambles, but with Rogers track record with defenders, I’m expecting another slightly more expensive Hendry/ Commper clone. Please no Terry.

Unless it’s Thomas.

9.) 12 Aug 2018 18:04:49
Cheers Ed I hope whatever we make is funds to go straighto into the transfer kitty.

{Ed007's Note - Don't we all mate, don't we all.}

10.) 12 Aug 2018 19:13:31
Would make sense to get shot of Boyata soon as possible so there isn't any dressing room unrest. Plus could maybe use that for a player or 2 for the up and coming hunskelping.

11.) 12 Aug 2018 23:25:16
It will be a difficult sale, his agent looks to be a strange man .
We need ti chase 2 decent centre halves to get at least one
Over to P L and B R to sing from same hymn book.




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17 Aug 2018 12:31:31
Aye he was shown training with Celtic today the main story they were reporting on Sky sports was Boyata not training and his agent is in talks trying to sort out this mess press conference as we speak with Celtic number 2 not BR.

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16 Aug 2018 00:32:12
Oh well we will c then not sure if we have the time or money to do it but let's hope we can ED any further news on Arazani joining us?

Rich T

{Ed007's Note - Yeah we'll definitely struggle. It's not like we've got circa £30 million banked plus season ticket money and sponsorship money with over two weeks to go in the window.}



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15 Aug 2018 23:52:17
So with the time we have now will we hopefully be used to get people out first then see what we can bring or bring n first Ed what do u think?

Rich T

{Ed007's Note - Yes.}



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15 Aug 2018 20:11:18
Anybody know how far away is the Arzani deal away from happening?

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14 Aug 2018 18:05:15
What's wrong with EDOUARD?

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16 Aug 2018 19:57:59
Would Liam Moore still be an option? Plus we still need to wait for a CH to leave first and that's no happened yet. So could be in for a long 2weeks left of this window. Just on a side note what is the deadline date for the Europa league play offs?

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14 Aug 2018 22:54:57
Why should we buy now it's too late P. Bonner said that he would be surprised if we made any significant signing now it's too late but I hope he's wrong.

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14 Aug 2018 12:50:12
That's what team he will put out but I would go with griff up top with Edouard on the left supporting Griff.

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13 Aug 2018 21:51:56
I heard BR interview he was explaining what happened with Boyatas agent turned up asking to see BR before a big game at a closed training session So by the time BR could meet with him he had left. Get rid now CB needed definitely now that is rubbish behaviour by the agent.

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13 Aug 2018 17:55:00
Ed out of the 2/ 3 u think are coming in what positions are they in for?

Rich T

{Ed007's Note - CB, CM(CDM), someone to improve the AM department and possibly a RB.}