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09 Jan 2018 17:12:04
Any chance we will go back for Coetzee?


1.) 09 Jan 2018 21:21:14
I would hope so but I’d really like to sign a first team CH to play beside Compper and KT and however at RB.

Players Ajer can learn from and let the current CH’s all go.

2.) 10 Jan 2018 09:34:31
If Coetzee is fit I would love us to go back for him. He looked fantastic and would cost buttons in today’s market. We spent more on Ciftci and a lot more on other duds over the years. I would go for it as at least the boy looks a player.

He might be able to play in Europe which should be no 1 priority, or our defence will do what they do and feck us up with their mandatory suicide defending.

I have a feeling it will be a last day scramble to get players in. We always talk about getting players in early. We are good at talking like that. Just as we are good at talking about being a CL team. Let’s keave the talking to Sevco and get done what dugs in the street’s wee pups can see need done, and it’s not talking about improving, it’s fecking improving.

I’m optimistic we will this time. I said it last year, the only team who can feck up 10IAR is us. We have form and surely this time the board see and act on what needs to be done.

If we don’t, It will be the a dereliction of duty by the blazers and prove this group are as hestirant and devoid of real ambition as every other board when we have been in a position to move forward.

They will do it, they have no choice, because right now our team has too many weak links. Even for Scotland never mind the CL.

Drawing with that pile of rubbish at home, should leave every board member convinced they need to act.

Where’s that Tin opener?

3.) 10 Jan 2018 12:00:06
Coetzee hasn't kicked all ball yet for his new team. Might be one for the future if he can get fit again.

4.) 10 Jan 2018 16:08:14
Magic we might have some weak links that need strengthened for Europe but we are strong enough to win the spl at a canter. We shouldn't stand still tho, and we wont.

5.) 12 Jan 2018 12:12:13
Steph I agree we will improve. You could not call yourself a Celtic man/ woman and not know we need to improve. The board are no different. I for once am quite optimistic that the board will strengthen, there is absolutely no alternative.

The better we get as a CL team, then the further out of sight at home we become.




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18 Feb 2018 13:06:27
Any chance of a poll:

Who has been your favourite Celtic captain in recent times?



{Ed033's Note -

Celtic captain poll

1.) 18 Feb 2018 13:58:35
I went for Aitken as he was hard as nails and used to love when he charged down the park, battering opposition players out the way and finish by banging one in.

I know he was not the best player in the options or the most successful captain or even my favourite player from the list but he was always an inspiration to the team.

2.) 18 Feb 2018 14:49:00
You cannot see passed McNeil but you have to respect Lennon and Brown for their winning mentality But my favorite was MacStay and had he had a great manager in charge he could have achieved anything. If he had played under Stein, O'Neil or Rogers what could we have done.

3.) 18 Feb 2018 18:25:31
Out of the ones I have seen it's the maestro all day long. Carried the team on his back and ended up out the game to early because of it.

4.) 18 Feb 2018 20:05:45
Different generations there and all had their own skill and techniques, but McNeil for me was a giant and a hard captain who commanded respect from the players and he played a bit as well, i believe not many went against his orders on the park. and 1967. hail hail.



16 Feb 2018 19:26:32
What are people's views on the Scotland summer friendlies across in South America?

To give my two cents worth, I hope none of our players go on the trip.

First of all I don't care about Scotland or for that matter international football in general. My only concern is Celtic.

Second of all I would prefer our players get a much needed rest when the season finishes.

Third of all I don't want to risk losing any of our key players to injury.

Last of all I would prefer that our players were ready for the CL qualifiers. These qualifiers start at end of June this year because we have to play an extra qualifier due to changes in the competition.

I really hope all our home grown players take this into consideration before making their decision if they get called up.


1.) 17 Feb 2018 08:47:36
Pedro should withdraw any players picked due to cl qualifiers after all we're the only team bringing cash in that the rest of the spl benefits from.

2.) 17 Feb 2018 09:57:19
Agreed mally.

We should have a chat with Tierney, Brown, Forrest, Gordon, Armstrong and McGregor as they are all important if we want to qualify for international football.

3.) 17 Feb 2018 11:43:39
Spot on raw we're the only team bringing the coefficient up, and also revenue into the city on cl nights, and is it not 300.000 every pl club gets if we qualify which has been regular over the last 10 years.

4.) 17 Feb 2018 13:02:04
Exactly and it makes me question the motives behind the decision to play these friendlies.

5.) 17 Feb 2018 13:55:08
We provide over £300k to all the clubs by qualifying. They will not want that screwed. Our players won’t be called. Calm doon.



15 Feb 2018 22:38:26
Great performance from the team tonight and glad they didn't get an away goal.

Big improvement from Dembele, despite the fact he did not score.

First half I thought Tierney was outstanding but they shut him down in the second half.

McGregor was involved in a lot of our attacking play and took his goal well.

Kouassi and Nthcam were also class and defence looked solid.

My only gripe is that I thought we could have scored more if we had had a little more composure.

I think we will need to score over there as they will cause us more problems on their own patch and I would be surprised if we managed to keep a clean sheet.

Glad there is only 1 week between legs as I think they would be a different beast with and extra 1-2 weeks under theire belts, as they looked a bit rusty.




12 Feb 2018 21:23:33
Here is a wee story my mate's dad told me when I was sitting having a drink with them one night, many years ago. I have since verified that it is true and thought I would share it, just in case some of you did not know.

When Celtic first formed we did not wear the green and white hoops on our strips. Our very first strip was actually white with a green collar and only lasted a season until we changed to green and white stripes, which we kept for a number of years.

It was not until 1903 we started wearing the famous green and white hoops and have done so ever since.

So where did the green and white hoops come from?

Believe it or not, it actually comes from a junior team in Govan of all places. The team in question were St Anthony's, who we had an affinity with, as they were responsible for producing many players who went on to play for Celtic.

Apparently someone at Celtic took a liking to the strip whilst watching St Anthony's play and the rest is history as they say.


1.) 13 Feb 2018 00:14:14
Is like religion, if you believe in a creator or a god, to explain why we are all here, well who created the creator?, so where did st. Anthony's get their strip from?

2.) 13 Feb 2018 19:02:16
What a ridiculous analogy comparing the origins of a football team's strip to a very profound metaphysical question, to which there is no definitive answer. Not only that it makes little difference where St Anthony's got the hoops, in relation to the Celtic related fact I posted.

May I ask why you felt the compulsion to even make this point? If it was to be a smart Alex, you failed miserably.

3.) 13 Feb 2018 23:08:00
Rodgers at work, you have to forgive Aindoh, he specialises in smart Alec type posts.

{Ed033's Note - did St. Anthony's get their strip from the chicken or the egg?

4.) 14 Feb 2018 07:35:31
Normally would say egg but in this instance I'm going to say chicken as I can't envision an egg wearing a strip. :p.

{Ed001's Note - your Easters must have been really dull round your way if you never painted your eggs up in a footie strip! Or perhaps my Easters were really dull as the entertainment consisted of painting eggs when we were kids? Hardly a PS4 like but we had fun.}

5.) 14 Feb 2018 08:02:11
I do recall colouring hard boiled eggs and rolling them down hills but don't remember painting football strips on them. Must be a spouse thing.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know ask your wife....}

6.) 14 Feb 2018 08:50:11
Now we know why you are called the editor.

{Ed001's Note - that is what you typed mate, don't try and blame others if you make a mistake. That is exactly what came through.}



11 Feb 2018 15:50:02
There is a lot of talk about our dodgy defence just now and while I agree that individuals are making too many silly mistakes, I don't see this as the only factor.

I know some may not like this or agree with me but I think Rodgers needs to shoulder some of the responsibility for the way he sets the team up and the style he wants to play. By playing out from the back; especially using players with limited technical ability, you are likely to make mistakes. Not only that if you misplace a pass whilst the team are bombing forward, you leave yourself exposed at the back.

If you cast your minds back to when Liverpool nearly won the league under Rodgers, Liverpool players were making the same mistakes and shipping a ridiculously high amount of goals for the exact same reasons.

Personally, I don't see it as a big problem in the SPL because on the most part teams fail to capitalise on account of their inferior players. However, in Europe I do think it is an issue Rodgers should address because you will more often than not get punished for the errors. In my opinion, this is why we have taken a few humpings in the CL.


1.) 11 Feb 2018 16:43:56
We play to far apart. Passes between the back four plus two dropping midfielders can be up to twenty yards or more, add a couple of touches and teams are set up again. Our game needs to be condensed more to open teams up and use our pace.

there is a brilliant clip going around of Villareal passing out of a tight press at the halfway line, brilliant one touch and into the opposing box. Anderlecht was a warning for me.

2.) 11 Feb 2018 18:08:26
Jhedi that’s one thing I’ve always wondered

Many clubs with smaller budgets play fantastic football even in Europe against the better teams.

Celtic though rarely do. How can we not have a Moravcik type player? Is our scouting network doing their jobs right? I know it’s early but for me Musonda looks like a McGeady - nice feet with limited end product.

Calvin Miller was meant to be our next promising attacking player? How can this lad not get his chance to shine?

3.) 11 Feb 2018 20:28:18
I don’t think many teams in Europe (especially the champions league) have a smaller budget than us to be honest.




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21 Feb 2018 21:08:10
Mourinho is not playing a system or style that suits him and the big man looks awful. However, when played correctly he is a top striker, although he still needs to improve a number of areas of his game.




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21 Feb 2018 19:53:38
Spider's Web used to be a bluenose bar full of lowlifes.

I remember there being some problems between the clientele of that pub and the old Celtic club that used to be at haymarket. Glad to hear that it is no longer there.


{Ed007's Note - Are there any bluenose bars that aren't full of lowlifes?}



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21 Feb 2018 13:58:56
Nicholas is a clown and has as much incite into football as I do into brain surgery. Actually I take that back, I am more clued up about brain surgery and I know hee-haw.




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21 Feb 2018 13:56:25
International Bar used to have good atmosphere but not sure what it is like now. I know the Heriot-Watt supporters bus left from there so you had the boys in before and after matches.




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20 Feb 2018 17:15:11
The only way our club can continue to progress is if we get to the group stages of the CL because the financial reward is so great.

With this in mind, the answer to the question would I prefer to:

a) lose league and get to Europa League final


b) not reach the final but retain the league and maintain the chance of 10 in a row.

I would go for option (b) because if we don't win the league we don't get CL football, unless we won the final. Not only that I would prefer 10 in a row to winning the Europa League. If we were not going for 10 in a row I would be torn because although I want the team to progress, the Seville season was probably the most amazing season I have experienced, despite not winning anything that year.

Anyway, the answer is moot because it is highly unlikely we would get to the final as there are much better teams than us still left in the competition.