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30 Jan 2017 21:10:14
Ed any truth in Chelsea putting a 34 million bid in for Dembele its in a couple of papers online.


1.) 30 Jan 2017 21:48:16
Aye its all over the tinterweb. Might be something in this, gutted to see him go but 30-40m that's a no brainer. Think about the reinforcements that would buy (provided big pedro doesn't back pocket it)

2.) 30 Jan 2017 21:57:11
Dembele + Gordon = Begovic +34m

That would have to be a done deal

3.) 30 Jan 2017 22:13:34
Hope to God that's not true and he stays put.
The bhoy is priceless in terms of qualifying for CL next season and building upon what we have.

4.) 30 Jan 2017 23:49:11
Whilst I would not like to see him leave, its highly likely he will go in the summer. If this is the case it would be better now to let him go as long as we have a replacement which seems unlikely. Regardless of if and when he goes the club will benefit financially and also in the future. We are now truly highlighted as a fantastic opportunity for exceptional young talent to showcase themselves and develop as long as you perform. This can only benefit the club in the longer term by attracting a higher calibre of player who previously wouldn't even consider playing in the SPFL? Aberdeen and Hearts will also benefit along with the rest of scottish football. I did not include the new club simply as they struggle with the financial side currently.

5.) 30 Jan 2017 23:43:01
Reports on a core of pages say he's on his way to London for a medical. Not sure how accurate the source is deal for 34 million if this happens I hope we bring someone in tomorrow night. Saying that I'd be happy to get Roberts signed up.

6.) 31 Jan 2017 08:51:29
Why is it likely he will go in the summer? Did the kid not say a while back he wanted a couple seasons with us to develop?

7.) 31 Jan 2017 15:59:26
Sorry imo its highly likely, better?



28 Jan 2017 19:53:20
Hello Ed see the Hernanes thing is doing the round again on the social media you herd anything? I know he's getting on a bit but still class he's not getting a sniff at juve just now hope there is some truth in this.


{Ed007's Note - Look where the story originated.}

1.) 29 Jan 2017 08:11:01
Where did it start Ed.

{Ed007's Note - That poxy hit whoring site, HITC. That appears to be where the story came from.}

2.) 29 Jan 2017 12:12:46
is there any word coming out of Celtic park of any potential signings in or out before Tuesday 12 o'clock deadline. With papers and online chat saying that there is no in comings do u think that it's a case of the board not backing BR or is it simply the players not being there to get? I would like to think that we would be able to get in one player at least. For instance a number 10 as BR wanted in the summer surely with the money and the time we've had since the summer that a player would've been identified and been able for this window.



01 Jan 2017 09:52:00
Ed you herd anything about us going for Jordan Larsson?


{Ed007's Note - No.}

1.) 01 Jan 2017 13:41:22
pish paper talk, a bid of 8.5 mill as they quoted tells me that.

2.) 01 Jan 2017 14:38:03
Why would we?

3.) 01 Jan 2017 20:30:21
As much as I'd love to see it for nostalgia, he just got relegated from sweedens league. He's hardly going to oust dembele or Griffiths. He's got a lot to do before he deserves a move to us.

4.) 01 Jan 2017 21:27:42
I was saying on one of the Celtic FB pages that his record is worse than 1 in 6. Amido Baldé was 1 in 3 for the club we bought him from and that was in a much better league. If he didn't have that last name nobody would be happy if we were linked to him.

5.) 02 Jan 2017 11:24:57
Nail on the head kevbhoy.

6.) 02 Jan 2017 13:46:21
Jordan Larsson signs for NEC Nijmegen in three-and-a-half-year deal.



31 Aug 2016 17:03:29
Ed according to the TV we are not bringing anyone in we have explored targets it's not worked out so much for a marquee signing can't say am surprised.


1.) 31 Aug 2016 17:18:53
No one later the club said ANYTHING about a marquee signing.
I am very happy with the business the club has done over the summer and I am happy the direction the squad is heading.

2.) 31 Aug 2016 17:20:23
Same story every year need at least 2 players for champions league but typically won't spend the money.

3.) 31 Aug 2016 17:27:56
There was never a "marquee" signing coming in anyway, just a couple of fans drunk on CL cash.

4.) 31 Aug 2016 17:35:28
Looks like the CEO has had a lot of people over AGAIN, I really do not believe that we are done with business today, BR knows that we are nowhere near the finished article that his standards (I believe) would want to step out and represent the club, so now Hardy comes to Hardy and we will see if football, History, Culture and tradition together with progress rule this club or if the board and its CEO could sell sand to Arabs.

5.) 31 Aug 2016 17:37:01
McCarthy will sign for us before deadline.

6.) 31 Aug 2016 17:45:50
We can say we are happy the way the squad is going I am to but I'm not happy if they think a million pound signing off the champions league fund is ecceptable nah not for me means the rest is tucked away in DD back pocket same old board. I'm probably going to get a lot of stick for this but we needed a creative mid and another striker.

7.) 31 Aug 2016 17:49:13
Malika did you think we'd be the finished article after ONE transfer window like?

8.) 31 Aug 2016 18:03:59
Agreed Sam. Striker and midfielder for me too and spending to date relative to cash in the door doesn't exactly reek of ambition for me. Great chance to make the champions league a bit more interesting and to sicken the forces of darkness and evil is missed if we don't get couple of signings over the line today.

9.) 31 Aug 2016 18:05:34
Sorry sam don't agree mate.
Have you considered the possibility that some of the players were looking at aren't available?
Im delighted were not panic buying and blowing 30m on crap.

There's another window before the end of the season and if we need to improve then we will.

Keep the faith dude hh.

10.) 31 Aug 2016 18:13:21
Kev83 of course not, but what I am saying is that BR would have targets that he would have sounded out the connections before CL qualification, and based on income generated from that, you could reasonably expect that deals would be done.

11.) 31 Aug 2016 18:18:24
About players being available all players are available if you have the the guts to use some of the CL cash to get them over the line. I don't want panic buys either but show some ambition McCarthy was mentioned days ago now everyone is jumping on him. We leave it too late all the time. Am not really interested in the January window get the players in now bed them in and have a right go go at the group stage and you never know what could happen. I hope am wrong and someone comes in tonight.

12.) 31 Aug 2016 18:50:07
Mccarthy would cost about 20m especially since there are other pl teams sniffing about.
Hendricks went to burnley for 10.5m today and chelsea are re-signing luiz for 32m.

So 30m doesn't but you much tbh and if you think they will spend 30m of CL cash for 6 group games your dreaming especially since this is our first qualification in 3 years.
The aim is to qualify for the CL not to win it dude although I admire your ambition.

13.) 31 Aug 2016 18:53:10
What real difference would signing one more midfielder do to our hopes of getting out the group stages.
Even if the manager had spent
40 million this window we would be MILES behind Barcelona and Manchester city.
Both teams have player that could go for 100 million or more
James mcarthy isn't going to bridge that gap.
Wake up guys.

14.) 31 Aug 2016 19:26:38
Kev83 spot on.

Tbh tho this has all started when someone mentioned marquee players and to my knowledge it wasnt pl or br so affectively some fans have set themselves up to fail.

15.) 31 Aug 2016 19:29:06
It wouldn't make any difference Kev, so it's fine to keep banking money, never really use it and struggle
To qualify for champs league because our squads good enough for Scotland lol
No ones asking for tens of millions to be spent!
We're barley spending anything!
Fans have been moaning for years about lack of spends now the same ones are happy we aren't spending 😂 How the f@ck does that make sense?

16.) 31 Aug 2016 19:46:19
We have just brought in the most expensive manager our club has ever had.
We have made 7 signings this window
We are stronger in every area of the field and look like a squad that could win a treble.
Celtic fans now a days would have moaned about the money spent on larsson lubo agathe and big victor.
How much we spend means nothing just as long as we add quality
This summer we can actually say we have.
The team is really exciting to watch when in full flow and that's what I care about.

17.) 31 Aug 2016 19:52:40
Is 30m not 10s of millions? Which is what SOME fans want invested into the squad.

Dont get your point.

18.) 31 Aug 2016 20:57:38
Done it again kev well said.

Appointment of br alone showed ambition and so far signings have been great. This is an exciting time to be a tim given the last couple years.

Unfortunately for some its never enough


19.) 31 Aug 2016 22:07:11
Pretty sure BR is quoted as saying he feels we needed a no10 type as we need bit more creativity. That for me says marquee as these types are exciting n tend to cost, the club doesn't need to say the word but I read into what the manager wanted n I doubt BR would accept a 3rd rate player in the role after having coutinho etc under his stewardship, he knows a no10.

20.) 01 Sep 2016 07:52:52
LOL he said he was looking at a no10 and you took marquee from that!

When we were looking for a gk did you think that was marquee ie de gea maybe?
Or a rb did you think lahm would come in?

Frightening man.

21.) 01 Sep 2016 10:20:00
I don't see why all the doom and gloom . we are way stronger this year than we have been in several years. Rodgers can't build a decent team in one window. We have to ship out dead wood too so it could be 3 or 4 transfer windows before we get close to a team that Rodgers wants. Let's give the board and manager time to build.

22.) 01 Sep 2016 14:04:27
Defo marco, I think the problem here is you have common sense.

Someone mentioned marquee and some folk ran with it although the marquee thing never came from the club itself. I said 2 weeks ago there won't be a marquee signing and i'm not happy to be proved right but realistically what were some fans expecting.

The disappointed fans only have themselves to blame and are missing the bigger picture.



30 Aug 2016 21:37:59
We have made a concrete offer for Hernanes, apparently he's very interested in regular first team football and a guaranteed shot at champions league and not just substitute appearances.


1.) 30 Aug 2016 23:03:50

2.) 30 Aug 2016 23:25:13
First time posting on this. Read it for many a transfer window.

I believe we will see 1 loan and 1 permanent signing tomorrow. I'm not fussed about big names as long as they improve the team. Although if celtic do pull off a big "marquee" signing the Bears will be calling for a new magic hat!


Keep up the good work Bhoys.

3.) 30 Aug 2016 23:26:09
Why wouldn't he want to choose us over Genoa? we have CL football for him to test himself 'I mean c'mon city Barcelona and Bach.

4.) 30 Aug 2016 23:36:14
I would love this to be true, this guy is a player and would be one of The best midfielders to pull on the hoops EVER! To the guys questioning this transfer further down the pages, you have no clue.

5.) 31 Aug 2016 01:36:15
@ Paddy63
Maybe he has young children at school in Italy and wouldn't want to move to a new country, he doesn't exactly have to prove himself either or he would not have played for the teams he has or gained 27 caps for Brazil.




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23 Jun 2017 11:56:12
Anyone worried about the lack of transfer activity so far I really hope we aren't waiting to see if we qualify for the champions league that's not good.


1.) 23 Jun 2017 12:23:28
Sam don't worry about it. we just started pre season on Monday! There is no rush to bring players in. yes it would be good to have them bedded in but we've got more than enough to deal with the first couple of CL qualifiers! Brendan says he'll add 2 or 3 bits of quality and that's exactly what he'll do! This is a squad that just went through a whole campaign unbeaten, so there's absolutely no need to worry. we're in as good a pace as we've been in for years, both on and off the pitch. this is actually the most relaxed I've ever felt going into a new season!



04 Jun 2017 23:01:14
Ed just seen a couple of headline saying we are in advanced stages of a permanent move for Roberts can you add anything mate always appreciated.


{Ed007's Note - They need to finalise the price.}

1.) 04 Jun 2017 23:18:59
So its looking likely to happen Ed? Would be a superb deal.

{Ed007's Note - I've said all along that I expected Roberts to be playing for us next season and I still do.}

2.) 04 Jun 2017 23:59:13
That would be fantastic. I hope we don't quibble over the price too much, as we have done before and lost out on someone, especially with the potential windfall from VVD.

{Ed007's Note - If I was to take a guess I don't think it's the fee and more likely to be add ons or sell on clauses or even a buy back option.

3.) 05 Jun 2017 00:22:44
its true sam.

4.) 05 Jun 2017 00:44:16
Really hope so! will Man city insert a large sell on percentage that will sweeten the deal or is it regarding the fee?

5.) 05 Jun 2017 06:56:46
But what about Johnny Hayes? Surely paddy won't be happy to play 2nd fiddle to Johnny Hayes.

6.) 05 Jun 2017 07:09:43
Brilliant Campsie lol 👍.

7.) 05 Jun 2017 09:12:31
Jamesbhoy but you source says we won't be signing anyone till after champions league qualifiers .

8.) 05 Jun 2017 11:45:41
paddy's agent told celtic he wanted to join us, a lot of talk its getting financed by the virgil sell on fee cash.

9.) 05 Jun 2017 12:14:08
That's great news, Roberts must be keen to come if the talks are at an advanced stage.
He is a cracking player, and I am amazed that a lot of EPL clubs haven't shown much interest in him.
I read in the Daily Mirror that Celtic have offered £5m, whereas Man City want £10m for him, I obviously want Celtic to get the best deal possible, but when you look at the ridiculous fees clubs in England pay for players, even £10m doesn't sound too excessive for a player of Roberts ability.

10.) 05 Jun 2017 22:37:43
Paddy Rodgers is a better fit at Celtic than most EPL teams . Most clubs outside top 6 would be reluctant to sign a rather small ball dribbler, they would over look his shooting and assisting ability and feel that he is a bit of a luxury player .
Top 5/ 6 might think he hasn't the blistering pace to set himself aside from other good wing typec players .
Unlike any other team our Manager and his coaches, his team mates and our supporters know better than any other club what he can do and what B R wants to improve on . He is happy here and he has Kieran Tierney.
We have more to offer him he has more to offer us.



26 Jan 2017 16:34:15
Ed if we decide to sell Gordon do you think Rodgers will bring another keeper in or go with what we have? I know he's not wanting to sell but 3 million plus would be hard to turn down especially with Gordon getting on a bit.


{Ed007's Note - I don't think we'll sell Gordon. Adrian from West Ham could be a possible replacement, his agent has made it known to Celtic that he would be open to joining us.}

1.) 26 Jan 2017 17:28:45
Is Adrian any gd? Not seen a lot of his games or any pundits raving about him

{Ed007's Note - I've not seen much of him myself.}

2.) 26 Jan 2017 17:34:45
There have been spells where he's looked fantastic. But he's too prone to 'moments', like Gordon. A good idea to think about is that Randolph (who I always thought looked a decent keeper) is keeping him out the side. Adrian wouldn't be much of a step up in my opinion.

3.) 26 Jan 2017 18:32:11
Would love vorm to replace gordon

4.) 26 Jan 2017 19:09:10
Vorm was a good keeper but has spent years sitting on a bench now tae.
I always question what drives a player willing to do that.

5.) 26 Jan 2017 18:44:45
Ed what about vorm from spurs? Wasn't BR looking for a #1 keeper earlier in season. I just can't believe we would turn down 5 mill to keep Gordon. He has been a bit better but still makes dumb mistakes and cost us in Europe.

I'm sure he has targets and could upgrade in nets for CL

{Ed007's Note - We approached Spurs in the summer about Michel Vorm but they said he wasn't for sale and they then gave him a years contract extension in December taking his deal up to summer 2018.
Unless he requests a transfer Spurs are happy with him as their No.2.}



25 Aug 2016 21:36:12
Just a couple of things Ed what date is our first game? And what's going to happen with Roberts when we play city?


{Ed007's Note - Our first game is away to Barcelona on the 13th of September. I don't know what will happen with Roberts for the City games, he could ask to be excluded.}

1.) 25 Aug 2016 21:58:19
Could he be a permanent celtic player by that point Ed or are the rumours we are trying to do a deal for him to good to be true?

{Ed007's Note - The rumours more than likely started on Twitter.}

2.) 26 Aug 2016 10:06:07
Radio tonight says that there was an article in the news that it was agreed that Roberts would be allowed to play if this happened.

3.) 26 Aug 2016 10:37:35
A few days after playing Rangers, they will be kicking lumps out of our players.



03 Jul 2016 23:59:11
Just seen on that celtic are going to trigger Chris Gunter's release clause of 1 million Rodgers has been impressed with him at the euros and wants him in quick you seen this Ed?


{Ed007's Note - I doubt it's true because the story is absolute garbage. Release clauses are only legal in the country of origin - only an English club can trigger Gunter's so Reading would be perfectly within their rights to ask us for £2-3 million, even £5 million if they want.

This is a horribly complex area not least because they are written under individual national laws.

The "buy out" clause is legally binding between a club and a player. The "buy out" is effectively what it says - a means for the player to buy himself out of the contract. As an example, if a player wishes to buy himself out of a contract, he pays the applicable FA (on behalf of the club) the amount of the "buy out" clause effectively becoming a free agent. The problem is that in most cases a player would need to obtain that money from the buying club - and this is fraught with issues regarding "tapping up" and, of course, taxation as it can be seen as income for the player and would therefore be subject to income tax. There was a test case about the taxation issue in Spain about three years ago. So "buy out" clauses are very rare.

A "release clause" is far more common in that it gives a figure that the club would accept for the sale of a player to another club - but it is not legally binding except where both parties are in the same country (for the sake of argument I should say that Spain and Portugal count as the same country as do England and Wales) for legal purposes. These are normally unreasonably high figures (Messi at Barcelona for example) introduced to act as a deterrent for hostile bids - and even then the club could easily block a move. However, if a club does agree to match a release clause then the selling club would be obliged to ask the player if he is interested - there is no obligation on the player to make a move. For interested clubs outside of the country the selling club may use it as a guide but are under obligation to accept a bid.

There is then the becoming popular "termination clause" which is binding between the player and the club and if met would see an offer from anywhere accepted and the player given the opportunity to make a call on a move. This overcomes the issues associated with "buy out" clauses as the money would be paid by one club to another.}

1.) 04 Jul 2016 02:02:13
Never knew that ed. As they say you learn something new everyday

Perhaps the media have ran out of names under the brendan Rodgers file and moving onto Chris Davies

You think we could be going 3 at the back with wing backs this year. Shaping up to look like this if we sign Duffy/ toure.

{Ed007's Note - It's one of the many plusses of having Ed002 around mate. I'm not a big fan of 3 at the back, it leaves you open to fast counters and long diagonal balls into the FB position. And Craig Gordon's decision making is bad enough withouf him worrying about 3 CBs. Patrick Roberts would be a disaster as a wingback and I'm not convinced KT would be much better, I've always felt it's a position created for players not defensively good enough to be a FB or players not skillfull or intelligent enough to be a winger.
I've seen this mentioned on a few sites so I guess one of the teams at the Euros has been playing it? I'll guess it's the Italians.}

2.) 04 Jul 2016 10:10:03
Yea a few teams from what I have saw have been playing the 3. Going by the first pre season game I think the full backs will be getting forward a lot this season with the more defensive midfielder dropping in to form that 3 at the back or slightly in front

Really surprised we haven't been linked with a goalkeeper just yet. Suppose Gordon hadn't had that opportunity to palm it out to the striker hovering in the 6 yard box yet tho.

3.) 04 Jul 2016 16:44:36
I would prefer to watch the three at the back in action before I would either write it off as disastrous or claim it to be an answer to our prayers .
I am sure B R isn't going to waste time on experimenting on three at the back if he hasn't the personnel to have some chance of it working.




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17 Aug 2017 22:53:29
I would of taken snodgrass over Hayes any day both the same age snodgrass would bring so much more to the team.




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30 Jan 2017 23:43:01
Reports on a core of pages say he's on his way to London for a medical. Not sure how accurate the source is deal for 34 million if this happens I hope we bring someone in tomorrow night. Saying that I'd be happy to get Roberts signed up.




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16 Jan 2017 14:10:09
In all honesty I think he's going to end up at a mid table English team they'll pay the 15 million no bother they will want to get money in after buying Schiderlin and we'd only be interested in a 6 month loan I think Rodgers has other targets hence Eboue I hope I'm wrong but can't see it at all.




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06 Dec 2016 15:43:45
I can honestly see him getting shot of the wee man hope I'm wrong he's done nothing wrong to be put out of the team one injury and that's it. Think Rodgers won't stand for the rotten attitude but hopefully he works with him gets him back in the team there is no doubt LG is 100% committed to us he gives his all on the pitch and he'd definitely have something plenty to offer to a team in the BPL don't want to loose him.




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21 Nov 2016 16:13:14
I trust his judgment he's brought the best out of Forrest and Armstrong two players that where probably on borrowed time at the club I'm sure he can get this lad to his best too, I think this is depth to the squad I just think he'll get shot of Mcgregor and Biton bring McCarthy in on loan and Mutch permanent think it's going to be and interesting window more outs than in I think.





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