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17 Dec 2017 18:38:59
I am glad the unbeaten streak has ended, now the players don't have that stress of continuing a ridiculous run and can focus simply on the match ahead of them. I expect performances to pick up now. Also I would take the money being reported for Dembele, think about what we can buy for £20million or whatever the reported number is. That could help us strengthen our weaker positions massively.

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1.) 17 Dec 2017 19:41:22
Ridiculous run?
Yea money would help weaker areas but losing dembele would weaken our front line.


2.) 17 Dec 2017 21:15:27
Aye, ridiculous.
It's ridiculous that we are so far beyond any other team in Scotland and are able to go on a 69 undefeated run.

Think of it this way;
Sell Dembele for £20million,
Buy Edouard for £8-9 million, whatever the amount is in the clause,
PLUS £6million on a new keeper and £6million on a cb.

So, replace Dembele plus improve the two areas that I would say we are weakest in.
It's a win-win situation.


3.) 17 Dec 2017 21:51:00
New keeper a must! Gordon is simply not good enough for Celtic. At the very least he should now be dropped for Doris.


4.) 17 Dec 2017 22:18:07
I'll admit that I doubted Gordon when he first moved here but I thought he did put in some solid performances. Lately however he has been horrendous.


5.) 17 Dec 2017 22:59:10
If we sell Mousa for 20 million we'd be short changing ourselves again and do really think Celtic would spend the entire transfer fee. Not a chance.


6.) 18 Dec 2017 07:25:10
Moussa is becoming far too injury prone, since joining Celtic he has missed 21 games through injury. Can we really afford to have our best striker out for an average of 14 games per season? I don't think so.

Do I think Celtic will spend the entire transfer fee?
I would hope so after we have seen the transfer fees of Forster, Wanyama and VVD all pocketed by the board. This is where the fans need to put pressure on the board, to ensure that transfer fees are invested back in to the squad.


 

 

08 Oct 2017 18:24:47
KT is playing out his skin tonight, superb performance so far.

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1.) 08 Oct 2017 18:39:35
Strachan not brought McGinn or McGregor on, because he is like a wee kid who doesn't want to be told his selection is wrong.


2.) 08 Oct 2017 18:45:17
Aindoh you are correct. With strachan its all about him. He is a bitter wee man. Never took to him. He hates the fact that Scotland have improved because the Celtic bhoys have come in. 6 in the team when all fit. He calls up McGregor. No intention of playing him. He will be gone tomorrow and i am pleased. Scotland need to build the team around the celtic squad.


3.) 08 Oct 2017 18:59:45
McArthur was a lump and Mulgrew was past it about 3 years ago. McGregor would have made a huge impact being that link between the midfield and Griff that was obviously missing. I respect strachan as a person but he needs to move on. The question then is who replaces him? What's your thoughts guys?


4.) 08 Oct 2017 19:12:39
He's probably been ordered from above not to pick too many Celtic players as it makes Scotland look bad.
I was impressed with both McGinn and McGregor last Saturday, I find it hard to believe that there isn't a space for one of them in Scotland's line up. They haven't got the talent to ignore decent young players like that.


5.) 08 Oct 2017 19:16:09
Michael oneill.


6.) 08 Oct 2017 19:30:14
Don't think he is necessarily anti Celtic, he is pro English league players, and anti Scottish based players, see how often he would keep playing Stephen Fletcher, when he was scoring heehaw, but he was keeping LG out of the team because Griffith's wasn't tall enough, but ever since Griffith's started wearing those platform football boots he is first choice striker.


7.) 08 Oct 2017 20:27:02
Time he stepped aside. He had the chance tonight to add a bit of freshness to the side, ie McGregor and McGinn, instead chooses guys that can't even get a game for their clubs never mind be in any kind of form. He has failed and his time is up.


 

 

24 Jun 2017 08:06:31
Mandanda unhappy at Crystal Palace according to Sly. I would love him here. What do you guys think?

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02 Jun 2017 18:35:27
I think the fans who are already moaning about the lack of transfers are ones who think that we are in some sort of arms race with sevco, which we aren't. We proved during that season that we are miles ahead of them and we also showed that we are capable of performing in europe with the current squad. I personally believe that rangers will come second next season. They are bringing what seem to be quality signings, god knows where they're getting the money right enough, and also Aberdeen are letting go of their best players. I think that we should all be patient and stop worrying about getting players in early, I'd prefer we wait and get the right player instead of rush buying.

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1.) 02 Jun 2017 18:49:05
I don't see why we can't do both get the right players and get them in early in preparation for CL not the SPL.


2.) 02 Jun 2017 19:10:58
I completely respect your point and in a perfect world that would be great but these things take time. Its easier for sevco to do it because they've pretty much got to replace their entire team with higher quality which isn't hard but after coming off the back of an undefeated treble we've got to be more tactical and pinpoint specific players who will improve what we currently have which will take longer.


3.) 02 Jun 2017 19:17:19
If we can't get the players in to improve what we have what's the point in signing anyone, the only real position we need to buy is a right winger, that's as long as we don't loose any 1st team players.


4.) 02 Jun 2017 20:02:27
Unfortunately a lot of quality players we may be interested in to improve us on the European front will only be interested in joining when CL qualification is confirmed, personally won't be to fussed to go into the first round of qualifiers without any new players in.


5.) 02 Jun 2017 20:26:21
I think our squad are more than capable of qualifying without any signings. I do think we need a couple of players to get further than the group stages though.


6.) 03 Jun 2017 15:16:00
Lol no one says we are in an arms reach but yes we are against the clock. As we are trying to compete efficiently in Europe. And yes a good business model or business gets business done fast. It makes no sense buying in 4 weeks, and I don't know where everyone thinks oh Hayes is just back up and there is real quality being signed. Eh well where. And if Christie is part of deal well I am unhappy with that. That is shite business sense to me lads. He young and has loads potential.

We know Rangers need a tank load but come on they are willing to spend one mill just like us on Hayes. I hope I am wrong but is the board using the fans love of in Brendan we trust, and oh we don't need anymore players this team are world beaters stuff until we are pumped out of Europe, then real pressure is on rodgers then.


7.) 03 Jun 2017 15:17:09
Rangers have signed 2 players who seem decent. Alves was great but at 35 no one is going to be on top form. The boy from Aberdeen is decent but would be on the fringes of Celtic. The rest are a gamble. Maybe good or bad only time will tell. As regards Celtic all we should be doing is brining in 2 or even 3 real quality players. Not Hayes in my opinion. Love to see us spend some serious cash on a couple of Scott Sinclair quality players. Then a run in CL might happen?


 

 

02 Apr 2017 23:00:08
Alright guys, first time poster but long time reader. Does anyone else think that walker looked good for hearts today? Celtic will need someone to fill the gap after paddy leaves so why not bring him in as a back up to forrest or sinclair? I would say that we're lacking a decent winger, GMS just doesn't look up to it! Anyways proud of the bhoys today HH.

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{Ed007's Note - Welcome aboard mate. I thought Walker put in a good performance first half today but I've not seen enough of him to know if he's consistent if I'm honest, his wee highlight reel on before the match was quite impressive too.}


1.) 02 Apr 2017 23:18:58
15 goals this season, 2 against the huns a couple of months ago so he's in good form. Some of the balls he was playing in to the box today I was thinking that with higher quality players around him that they could have been converted. Would be worth a shot in my opinion.

{Ed007's Note - He's only got a year left on his contract so he could be available this summer.}


2.) 03 Apr 2017 00:36:55
Better than gms but not good enough for rodgers.


3.) 03 Apr 2017 09:54:30
Don't need him . looks like forrest is finally becoming consistant (amo gst top performers this season for me) if we buy I'd like better than roberts walker forrest. if not I'd rather see nesbitt or miller given chance ahead of guys like walker.


4.) 03 Apr 2017 10:57:52
A couple of years ago I think he would, we'll have been a realistic target; but under BR, we seem to be looking outside the spl and higher calibre of player?


5.) 03 Apr 2017 12:13:23
Given Ed's wee revelation that Paddy is open to staying, he's back towards the top of my wish list. I think he's a much better player than Forrest and he's still five years younger.


6.) 03 Apr 2017 16:49:24
Id definitely prefer paddy but I'm still not too sure how willing they'd be to sell him. We can only wait and see, definitely an excitimg time and can't wait to see who comes in in the summer.


 

 

 

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05 Feb 2018 06:12:32
Good news, especially with how poor lustig has been performing.

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01 Feb 2018 21:09:31
spot on a Magicpole.

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01 Feb 2018 09:56:23
How is he a "young player"?
The boy is nearly 23!

Yes Sevco have spent more this season,
If they continue to spend more then eventually they will catch up.
No one really knows where they are getting the cash from but if they continue to invest they will continue to improve.

Our keeper situation was already shaky with Gordon in the first team let's be honest.
He was being slated on here after every game.
He's injured and we're now left with DDV, who GORDON was keeping out of the first team.
Bain who I used to rate very highly but now cannot get a game for Dundee or Hibs.

I do know how much it takes to run Celtic.
Celtic's revenue grew 74.2% last year compared to the previous year while our expenses grew only 33.4%. We are still owed £5.7m from player sales. It was reported at the end of 2017 that we have a year-end net cash at bank of £17.9m, huge increase from the £3.6m we had at the end of 2016.
All figures from Celtic's end of year accounts.

We have the financial resources to go out and sign a quality first team player but we didn't.

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01 Feb 2018 07:43:44
I completely get where Tesla is coming from.
If I told you at the start of the window that we would have the injuries that we have now but don't worry we'll get Scott Bain on loan and a cb who'll soon be 23 but people still refer to as a "young prospect" who has only ever made 56 professional appearances, half of which are with Dundee. I am confident that all of you would've been dissapointed.
We have spent less than the new club who are apparently in financial trouble.
Yes we've spent roughly £8m this season, according to transfermrkt, which in the past would have been a large amount but in todays market that is peanuts.
We have the money from CL and transfer clauses of VVD etc.
I understand the club are trying to expand in other ways with the hotel etc but I think we should continue to improve what we have on the pitch at the same time.
Fair enough we have been playing very well but if we don't improve and somehow the new team manage to find investment from somewhere and continue to spend more than us every season then they will eventually catch up.
It will probably be after ten in a row, but it will happen.

I know I'll get a load of dislikes but I felt that something had to be said.

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31 Jan 2018 18:34:49
I like Scott Bain but it is underwhelming. Surely we would have been looking for a new keeper to sign in the summer? Could we not enquire to see if any of them are available now? Gordon and DDV are not good enough to hold down that position long term.

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21 Feb 2018 14:28:19
I don't think you should compare either deal to our transfer record, I think you should compare it to the current market. PR is a talented young English player, there has been some big transfers of young English players recently so I reckon he would go for about £10m down south.

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04 Feb 2018 12:54:23
Compare the wage bill of Celtic and Kilmarnock and that should be enough evidence that Celtic should be winning these types of games week in week out.

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11 Jan 2018 13:10:22
That just proves that bitton dorsnt have the mental attributes to play for celtic at the top level. We shoupd have got shot of him years ago anyways.

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26 Dec 2017 20:47:28
I don't necessarily think it's about Moussa, could be Armstrong or griff.

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20 Dec 2017 20:06:42
Totally agree guys. Im not a fan of this deal but I hope he proves me and the other people who are doubting him wrong.

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