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15 Feb 2019 01:28:16
Same old problems. We literally have it wrong from top to bottom.

1. Someone said earlier we need to decrease costs. This squad clearly needs more investment, serious investment. Not projects, otherwise we would be as well not taking part in Europe.

2. Rodgers style, possession is based on dominating a team. That's ok when you have better players than the opposition.

We don't and therefore we are throwing games in Europe.

3. The players don't have the quality or mentality. Some are too young and naive. Others past it. No between.

4. We have regressed in quality and by choice, not necessity. Our revenue has been higher than Valencia recently. Yet we persist on acting like a pub team.

Many seem happy with that and now we are merely a domestic level side at best.


1.) 15 Feb 2019 10:11:04
The board clearly don't trust Rodgers with signings imo as look at guys like commper, Hayes, Hendry, eboue, Gamboa etc etc they are all crap. Serious money has been wasted on these players and dermot will never back any manager enough to make a difference in Europe. Celtic just a stepping stone selling club now that's the sad reality.

2.) 15 Feb 2019 12:11:55
We do need a cull in the playing staff and better quality brought in more so in defence sadly apart from KT we need a full defence because no investment there in the past what 3 years? . The system we use not working in Europe and don't seem to change it. But apart from the stupidest of mistakes by some of the players constantly same ones I thought we held our own and on another day it could have been different just stop the stupid passing and predictable passing.

3.) 15 Feb 2019 12:40:25
Rodgers signings may been poor but really we have been signing duds for years before Rodgers.

The structure at the club is wrong.

Tyson hit the nail on the head. It's a harsh reality that we have chosen this way as a club.

I'd like to see us blend between Rodgers style with a physical style. Find a medium between the both.

4.) 15 Feb 2019 12:42:43
I got plenty of abuse for being "negative" on here, when I was simply being honest and realistic.

But I was unfortunately proven right last night. I don't even want to criticise players individually it's not their fault we recruit projects for that level.

We are below the level we could be at and it's by the boards choice. We have it too easy domestically.

Sooner 10 in a row is done and dusted the better. That's all they can hide behind now.

5.) 15 Feb 2019 14:46:46
I’ve got one thing to say to all of the above posts, ‘pish’.

6.) 15 Feb 2019 14:59:56
Again tesla, we’ll done on ‘being right’.

Must give you a fuzzy glow inside predicting all this blatantly inevitable scenarios.


7.) 15 Feb 2019 15:32:50
I am right though.

Are any of you two above suggesting we are heading in the right direction to improve as a club?

Is the level Celtic is at now acceptable to you?

If so fair enough, but for me I'd demand better

Accepting mediocrity at a club this size is ridiculous to me.

If we want to be a domestic side only we could do it spending half the money we do now.

Have a starting eleven of the best SPL and youth players and we could win the SPL.

8.) 15 Feb 2019 17:12:04
The reality is things have changed. Scottish football is not highly regarded in and out of Scotland. It's not entirely the board or BRs fault so reality check is needed. Until we as a nation start promoting the best our game had to offer instead of just taking sky peanut money and talking down our game club and national level things won't change. We should be applauding the direction we have taken in bringing in the best young talent we can attract whom otherwise we would never see. This is the reality, we are better than last night and we have all witnessed this. I don't think after one game against champions league level opponents with bags of experience and a newly signed £40 million pound striker is a rationale comparison. We can and will do better as much as I am dissapointed with last night it's not the time to throw toys out the pram. This team beat Man U twice this season.

9.) 15 Feb 2019 18:53:02
Yes Telsa you are right. A right ****.

10.) 15 Feb 2019 20:30:27
Excellent mark. That's the input from all the happy clappers.

No input other than insults. Nothing worthy to add.

Because to even attempt to defend not even the result but the performance last night would be futile.

It's not good enough. We have got gradually worse since Rodgers came in.

We are on a decline and need better. People like you do nothing but insult me for stating facts and not being green tinted specs about everything.

Last night was terrible and not even a surprise yet another tame performance in Europe. One of many over the last 4 or 5 seasons.

11.) 16 Feb 2019 00:31:48
You are forgetting we have had a lot of bad luck with injuries this season Tesla. That team that played Valencia would not have been our best 11 players if luck and circumstances had gone our way. The January signings/ loanees have just been asked to step up to the plate for a big game in Europe which might not have happened if our treatment rooms hadn’t been so busy this season.

12.) 16 Feb 2019 00:37:22
Good shout Kwaj. As I’ve said before, we need to stop subscribing to SKY and BT as this only helps to widen the gap between us and Europe’s elite.

13.) 16 Feb 2019 01:43:47
Ok cowbig you are right and the rest of us are all wrong then? ok then defend the signings of hendry, Hayes, gamboa, Marvin, eboue and musonda etc etc as you are the fountain of knowledge on all things Celtic tell us why we are wrong then?

14.) 16 Feb 2019 11:07:26
Gedceltic even with our best starting 11 I don't think we would beat Valencia.

Again though it doesn't change what I say, if our backup players are so bad we require emergency loans in January cos of injuries

Then it shows our squad depth is huge but empty of talent.

We have had to rotate the squad due to how many games we play and lots of times even domestically we have dropped points doing this.

Proving we need to get our finger out and improve the squad.

15.) 16 Feb 2019 14:35:04
Find it difficultto see how we are going backwards under Rodgers considering wehave an unprecedented double treble (possible trebletreble) and an invincible season. Allo of which was achieved after the mighty rangers came back to the spfl and not before. Yes in Europe we have progressed further on occasion but when you consider that we now have an extra preliminary round to negotiate and the difficulty to attract good seasoned professionals to Scotland it is understandable. We can attract young good so called projects on loan to be developped which is to their advantage and ours (short term) and then developping our own youth as it is clear to see tat some of our better players have come throuth our youth system.
Whilst it is difficult to admit I don't believe Celtic will ever achieve its full potential, considering the size of club it is, whilst its domestic football is Scotland solets just enjoy our domestic dominance because without that we wouldn't even be talking aout european football.

16.) 16 Feb 2019 15:09:45
Donjim it's the style as well. In Scotland playing possession is perfect because we have better players than anyone else

In Europe we don't but still try to play attacking even against PSG or whatever. It's ridiculous as we have a weak squad compared to them.

That's like st. Mirren trying to attack us or dominate possession

As for rangers, they may technically be back, however it's no exactly true as they aren't close to the level they once where.

If they were we would have lost the league last season and currently be second this year based on average PTS back in the day.

So even domestically the full story isn't clear.

17.) 16 Feb 2019 18:48:05
I still think BR is the man for the job but I also think we have massively under invested in defence we could probably make a full team out of the amount of midfielders we have on our books and the loan signings good players but to many don't know if any of that is Brendan fault but we do need better quality for Europe never now going to win it but I think we could or should be aiming for last 16 CL or quarter final in Europa on a regular basis.



05 Feb 2019 16:21:50
Bayo left out of the European squad.

As I said, told you so ladies :p

Pretty much suggests he is another project though

The loan signings will be good for 6 months but summer is going to be vital the board pull their finger out.

Castagne going from 6mil to 9mil I kinda agreed it was right to reject.

However keeping an eye on him in Serie A and the damage he's doing from right back id say 9mil could be a bargain.


1.) 05 Feb 2019 16:55:38
Aye, you told us. So did Sutton and about 250000 others. It was a no brainer.

But we’ll done l, mate. You showed us.

2.) 05 Feb 2019 17:39:18
I knew someone would bite. Well done. You have won the gullible award of the season.

3.) 05 Feb 2019 19:09:46
Are you supercooper I’m disguise?

4.) 06 Feb 2019 11:38:21
I'm your old primary school teacher and the word you were looking for is *in.

5.) 06 Feb 2019 12:30:22
Our future number 10! and Celtic captain, young Tim, Timmy Timalloy Weir is similar in style to one of our former very own, legends! none other than, King, King Henrik, King Henrik Larssen! I truly believe that our scouting and our legendary manager, none other than the great and not yet late, Mr Sir Brendinium Eamon O'Rodgers will bring us 10 in a row!

Hats off to Mr Pete, Peetsie, Peter Lawwell for bringing Tim Weir and "Good fun on the Bayo" to our glorious club

Hail Hail!

The Celts are here!

6.) 06 Feb 2019 13:00:17
rubbish patter Tesla you sound like you're still at school.

7.) 06 Feb 2019 13:02:41
haha brilliant.

8.) 06 Feb 2019 13:20:33
Oh I've caught another fish. I'm casting wider nets than our transfer policy here.

9.) 06 Feb 2019 15:58:25
and when we have won 10 you'll still be fishing and be careful and don't worry about us having a couple of six month loans as if I was youI'd be more worries about the loan sharks circling at ibrox.

10.) 07 Feb 2019 00:36:50
Lol donjim I'm no zombie. ST holder and attend all home games.

Side note - I don't leave 20 mins before full time either.

10 in a row will be good to wind them up to the maximum, but in reality it should be easy.

Our competition died years ago and if it became close run again it would be through our own mistakes before it will be their qualities.

11.) 07 Feb 2019 12:56:17
Point taken and indeed this time I agree with you. I also apologise if several of your posts laid me to believe you were of the blue persuasion. I disagree with the spend, spend, spend mentality as it caused the demise of Rangers and I don't believe world class players want to come to Scotland as people like Larsson are an anomaly rather than the norm.

12.) 07 Feb 2019 18:07:30
Thing is donjim spending didn't cause the people demise.

They spent tax money that wasn't theirs to spend and owed a lump sum. That's theft.

If we have £50 mil in bank and spend £20. It means we are still millions in profit

People have a lot of fear cos they died but it's 2 totally different things.

Nobody expects world class players but we could certainly attract better than we have in recent years.

The frustration is settling to be just better than rangers which was fair enough when they had class sides

But they are nothing now so we should be aiming to become a decent European side.

No saying to win or reach finals but to be a respectable side at that level which in recent times we have been a bit embarrassing to be honest, truth be told.

Saying anything negative angers Celtic fans though even if it's true hahaha.



14 Jan 2019 23:18:25
Rodgers says he'd be happy if Boyata stayed till the end of the season.

Guy refused to play for us and refuses to discuss a contract despite being a below par defender against any decent opposition.

I just think of great managers like Alex Ferguson and wonder if they would put up with that kind of behaviour.

Imo Boyata shouldn't have played for us again after Summer fiasco. Now he definitely should not wear our jersey again.


1.) 15 Jan 2019 01:04:31
You do know that’s Celtic saying no CB coming in in January defo.

2.) 15 Jan 2019 07:28:58
After the summer shambles with boyata I was dead against him playing for us again, however in the main since then he’s been superb ( outwith that Ibrox game where everyone of them except McGregor was rotten) . That said, it really needs addressed this window, he either signs a deal or we need to replace him. If we can’t get a replacement in then for me he has to drop out and Ajer/ jozo takes his place till we get another centre half in. We can’t continue to play him if brendan knows he’s definitely going to leave. What message does that send to Ajer/ jozo?

3.) 15 Jan 2019 08:54:27
Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.

We always work like that. We don't act until we need to as oppose to being prepared in advance.

Same when we never spent until we "knew our champions League fate"

Then qualified and have short time to spend. Fail to buy and then get the "we tried" excuse.

4.) 15 Jan 2019 10:50:48
Difference is Alex Ferguson had the backing to build a squad of quality depth, whereas in terms of CB position we do not have that. He is one of our best CB and untill we get replacement he should be playing if we want to win.

Im of same opinion he should never of played again, but we have no choice unless we get replacement.

Personally i think if he wound his neck in, respected club and fans by playing then i think he would of got his transfer this window. His agents actions storming into Lennoxtown was disgraceful and i wouldn't be surprised if Rodgers and Lawwell are happy to run down his contract by keeping him to end of season as a GIRFUY.

5.) 15 Jan 2019 11:08:24
He’s a rat get rid.

6.) 15 Jan 2019 11:49:50
I'd rather he left now for nothing than keep playing a player that doesn't want to be here. We would get a couple of million the now anyway so get him out and get someone in who wants to play for us.

7.) 15 Jan 2019 19:51:23
Bloody Boyata, out of order, we have paid him handsomely and now get zero sell on, doesn't deserve to wear our shirt, absolute clown if true.



14 Jan 2019 23:05:06
Latest rumour is Porto want to offer £14mil plus Mbemba for Ntcham.

I think this is a fair deal.

Ntcham has great ability but he would suit Portos style of play much more naturally than ours.


1.) 14 Jan 2019 23:16:45
Fair? This would be an incredible deal if true. Take it and run for the hills. Can just imagine PL's face when that one comes through.

2.) 14 Jan 2019 23:21:03
I say fair because I can't see it being £14 and Mbemba.

Possibly a deal valued at £14 million.

Like them valuing Mbemba as worth £7mil within the deal and adding £7mil on top of that cash to make a deal worth £14mil

However you never know, seen some similar deals in past and they are desperate for Ntcham supposedly. Him signing a long term deal means they need to pull something special out to get him sooner.

3.) 14 Jan 2019 23:26:01
That would be a great deal.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 23:47:29
I'd take £1.4 million.

5.) 15 Jan 2019 00:05:57
Is Mbemba a CB?

6.) 15 Jan 2019 00:16:41
Wasn't we linked with Mbemba last summer when he as at Newcastle? Can't see us getting £14m and him but I'd take the £14m alone and invest it in areas we need strengthening.

7.) 15 Jan 2019 09:12:39
There's no chance that mbemba will be any good, why would Porto want rid of him so quickly? Who would replace Ntcham if you let him go?
I would ask for more, Porto have the money, and in this inflated market we would get 18-20, buy benkovic outright and get some players cheap from the Eastern European leagues that we can sell on in the future, I've been checking midfielders with good attributes
AMC Tsonev 23 FC Beroe G7 A7
MC Travnik 24 FK Jabloneka G8 A7
AMC Mitrita 23 CSU Craiova G12 A4
We could probably get all 3 for 7 million and would make a great profit on them
And I'm sure there's plenty CBs cheap over there as well.



15 Aug 2018 20:43:00
just lost £40 million in order to save £5-10 million needed on a couple of defenders.

Sloppy goals, weak in the air.

people said "no point in spending, not going to help us beat PSG"

aye but we would probably beat AEK and earn some money.

no doubt the likes of Dembele, Ntcham and Boyata will be sold to cover this mess.

It sets us back about 2 years, thanks to the board for not backing Rodgers.

Even Rodgers himself though needs to look at his style of play, his record in Europe for Celtic and Liverpool is terrible.

but the board have thrown him under the bus with this one and he knew it before the game kicked off.


1.) 15 Aug 2018 21:30:16
BR has brought 17 players in for £25 million, you would think at least 2 of them would have been quality defenders.

2.) 15 Aug 2018 22:01:31
At the end of the day when our team is compared to AEK's on paper we should be expected to beat them over 2 legs. The manager had enough at his dispossal to win the tie, he didn't. I think Rodgers is trying to deflect the blame and was covering his own arse before a ball was kicked in this tie. If we go back to his first season we played the ball from the back with confidence and played the high press effectively in games. Where has this style of play disappeared to? We have no identity on the pitch anymore. In my opinion complacency has well and truly set in with the team. Rodgers has tinkered with formations and line ups over the last year, his signings have been poor and it has cost us I terms of dropping points in the league last year and obviously not qualifying for CL football this year. We have went backwards since the invincibles season. Our squad is now weaker than it has been in the last 2 years. Time for the board to give us a few quality players and the manager to get his finger out and reinstill the confidence, desire and hunger back into this team. If that happens we will stroll it domestically and could have a decent go at the Europa league.

3.) 16 Aug 2018 09:34:12
Jonbhoy to say 17 players for £25 million is showing you the type of players were having to look for that's under £2 million per player on average. Take away edouards 9 million and it's less than £1 million per player.

I take it your getting the quote from commons in the paper I believe it's actually closer to £22 million in total. We ain't paying for quality just quantity most of the time.

4.) 16 Aug 2018 11:19:58
It’s not £40m unless the TV pot of £13.5m we got last year has been removed. Plus the £11m CL ticket packages goes to charity. It’s nearer £65m, not £40m.

That’s the scale of this ballsup we all knew was a distinct possibility, with a defence that couldn’t keep weans oot a Close.

A complete lack of urgency to fix the Achilles heel cost us. That’s totally unnacceptable. I mean it’s not as if us having a poor defence in relation to European games was in dispute. Even if we splashed £20m on defenders of quality we would be £40m up and have good players we would also sell on for a profit. All gone thanks to complacency and hope. A deadly duo of situations that never, ever ends well. I hope the penny has dropped, I can’t say I am convinced as Lepoards rarely change their spots.

A critical time now, over to you Peter, if you’re not too busy making advertising deals. There’s a good lad.

5.) 16 Aug 2018 13:18:02
Who says if we spent £20m on 2 defenders we would have qualified? Might have had a better chance but there would be no guarantees.

6.) 16 Aug 2018 15:00:40
spot on 4leaf. The £25 million thing is definitely being exaggerated due to Eddies fee.

add to that many players signed like Dembele or Ntcham were scouted before Rodgers came in or signed through the man city mark lawwell connection.

most of rodgers signings have mainly been for backup.

and when the board has spent that little extra it's made the difference, guys like Dembele, Ntcham, Eddie who all have higher value are a step above the rest.

just need to do that with some defenders but sadly i see more sales rather than buys ahead.

7.) 16 Aug 2018 18:35:51
the only guarantee I have witnessed throughought my life as a Celtic fan is when we don’t fix major problem areas we get fecked. These last few weeks are a continued validation of that. Would it have guaranteed success, no, but not doing anything I think guaranteed we would feck up and that defensive part of the team delivered.

So we never try to buy better players because we can’t guarantee it will make us better?

We need to give it a go.

8.) 16 Aug 2018 21:24:07
Some seem to be stupid to think P L decides on the budget and who the money is spent on. The Board decides the budget and B R decides who the money is spent on .
As recently as last February BR took the unusual decision at Celtic because he was so pleased with his bosses . He thanked the Board, D D and P L for getting all his targets everyone he wanted .
I am sure the Board were pleased with that, I am sure what disappointed the Board and has caused them reason for long debate, that Brendan's thanks are now fallen on barren ground, with his complete turn round to criticism and a look at the team against AEK only one of the list of players B R was so grateful for was playing Hendry.




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16 Feb 2019 08:51:25
Looking at our starting XI against Valencia. Ask which players you see as long term solutions in their positions

Bain - No
Toljan - No
Boyata -No
Simunovic - No
Izzy - No
Brown - No
McGregor - Yes
Christie - Potential, yes
Forrest - Yes
Sinclair - Yes
Burke - Not our player

Bench or injured key guys
Benkovic - not our player
Tierney - Yes
Lustig - No
Eddie - Yes but needs big improvements
Gordon - No
Ajer - potential
Ntcham - Yes

So really you see the huge rebuilding task we have here. Cos even the players who are part of future, many are still very much learning.

Only about 3 or 4 players would you say are ready

Even then their is inconsistencies like Sinclair when his confidence drops

Forrest can be hot and cold

Ntcham similar to Forrest.

Having better players around these guys will bring their game on and help the young ones develop.

Raise the standard, push the bar higher and it helps us develop better projects also.


1.) 16 Feb 2019 12:25:50
Toljan has chance of staying, if not we sign someone else.

Yes we need 1-2 CBs but rest of the team is more than good enough to dominate domestically for the forseable future.

2.) 16 Feb 2019 14:14:07
Domestically we could sign nobody and dominate.

We should be aiming higher than domestic.

3.) 16 Feb 2019 14:29:48
Tesla can I ask what Bain has done wrong for you to consider him not a long term answer?

4.) 16 Feb 2019 15:16:43
I think Bain has done ok, I just think we can get better that's all.

5.) 16 Feb 2019 15:46:26
Tesla plays too much Fifa on his PlayStation, in his fantasy world he thinks we should be spending 10's of millions on transfer fees and adding another 20 million to our 60 million wage bill.

6.) 16 Feb 2019 16:02:37
Literally said none of that Stevie.

Unless u are suggesting Bain is the absolute best keeper we can attract?

7.) 16 Feb 2019 17:41:09
Have to say tesla369 l think you are a bit harsh on Bain and toljan who has only played 3 games or so.

Yes a lot of the players struggle at that level but Celtic have tried to sign players but they went elsewhere. And secondly where is the money going to come from to replace the players that need to be replaced to compete at that level.

It's mainly loan players as the costs are too high for Celtic to compete with wages and transfer fees. Remember the club record transfer is 9 million. They brought on a sub who Was 40 million. The problem with times gone by is that those league have more and more money with tv etc now and celtic simply can't compete financially with them which unfortunately is reflected on the pitch.

8.) 16 Feb 2019 18:16:04
They also had a worse revenue than us over the last few years

We are also owned by billionaires. One even twice as rich as Desmond amongst the shareholders.

Difference is that some people's owners want to back their club, while ours just want to earn from it.

Don't give one F about their £40 mil midfielder, they are not a world class side and neither were Zenit.

BATE have spent £11 mil their entire history and beat Arsenal.

Our attitude is totally defeatist. "We can't compete. " Well don't bother turning up then.

The mentality of our fans is as soft as the mentality of our players.

Bertie Auld in tunnel against inter who we were told we didn't have a chance again

You think he was sitting thinking oh we can't compete here?

Old school boys went out and got tore in. Now it's just sitting talking about price tags. Who cares, sick hearing excuses at not being able to play a 5 yard pass.

9.) 16 Feb 2019 18:56:12
I would keep Bain he is a good Goalkeeper can only remember one mistake in the last game thankfully didn't cost us a goal.

10.) 16 Feb 2019 19:09:44
I think some people are only happy when they re complaining, the ones that always see the glass half empty and then they are really happy when we get beat as it justifies their opinion. I think psychology also says that if you tell somebody often enough that he is crap he will start to believe it.

11.) 16 Feb 2019 19:41:50
It's not about that donjim. It's about truth.

The truth is we are happy to do the bare minimum for domestic success.

Our board have decided to make no attempt to compete in Europe.

Could we afford better players? Yes

We don't bring them in because we don't need to and some people are happy with that.

Some people are literally saying we can't do Europe so why bother investing. Our own fans literally settling for being better than the rest of a deadwood league.

12.) 16 Feb 2019 22:02:43
Seems like you would rather have a foreign goalkeeper for a few million instead of a guy who has been really good up until now.
IMO will only get better!

If we sort out our defence which is the area in most need of improvement Bain could be a top class keeper for us.

13.) 16 Feb 2019 23:20:46
agree that we should have better than bain (a free agent from dundee or hibs i think) as our number 1, tge boy has done relatively well but think that is a lot to do with being good with the ball at his feet, fir me he is too small for a keeper, but would be happy with him as 2nd or 3rd keeper.

14.) 17 Feb 2019 00:11:36
Ginn I've never criticised Bain just saying he's 27 and until us the best team he succeeded at was Dundee.

He can do an ok job the same as Hartley, Robson and co done.

However I just feel we can scout and attract better. I rate him highly as our 2nd choice.

I'm happy for him to be number one though but I'm just asking if he is the absolute best we can get?

That's different from being happy with it.

Football is cut throat or should be and if we can get better then he (and everyone else) should be replaced if we get better in.

15.) 17 Feb 2019 11:56:25
Tesla you can't just bin players when they fall out of favour and get new ones in at the drop of a hat, these guys are on contracts that need to be payed. We would have a squad of about 80 and a 150 million pound wage bill if it was down to you.

16.) 18 Feb 2019 10:17:15
Actually that's not even true. We have a huge wage bill because we sign huge numbers of cheap players

Many don't work out and are left doing nothing for a few years. Likes of Allan and co.

Another fault of our policy. We spend £60 mil a year on players and staff. Obviously most of that is player wages

We can afford to give a smaller squad of players between 30-50k a week each for that cash if you do the maths.

Instead we have the likes of Hendry on 10k but lots of others on similar paid for nothing.

Financially we would be the exact same bringing in higher quality as a smaller squad.



26 Jan 2019 10:01:34
Boyata is 28 years old and played 180 professional games

Tierney is 21 and played 160 professional games.

Boyata wasted his potential in reserve football collecting a wage.

There seems to be a myth he's our best defender but most big games he let us down.

Some see abilities in him but at 28 he still feels like a project and when Rodgers came in he actually was a project to be worked on.

At his age it's not acceptable and he's been caught out with stupid mistakes too often.


1.) 26 Jan 2019 10:49:33
Cracking post wee can do better than boyata games where under pressure he let's us down far too many times his stupid mistakes are more often costly.

2.) 26 Jan 2019 11:11:09
I would really like to see us replace Boyata with the Bosnian guy from Groningen, he is out of contract in summer so just go get him tied up Celtic.

3.) 26 Jan 2019 11:30:57
Royjac . Is the groningen bhoy any good . looks a bit of a carthorse . only seen him once though 😁.

4.) 26 Jan 2019 11:33:11
There’s no way we should be in the position we’re in regarding boyata. He’s not the worst defender we’ve ever had but he’s certainly not the best either and as a club we made a right pigs ear of the boyata situation in the summer. We should’ve taken the £9 million from Fulham and moved on. There’s no way boyata and his agent should’ve gotten away with they’re behaviour. Put it this way, when dembele pissed brendan off he was out the door with his feet not touching the floor. That same thing should’ve happened to boyata. No one player is bigger than our club and if he’s doesn’t want to be here then he should be shown the door. What message does it send to jozo and Ajer if boyata plays till the summer then goes for free?

5.) 26 Jan 2019 11:51:29
Jeffery Brumma would be the perfect replacement for Boyata and maybe, maybe Memcsivic. A proper left footer like McKenna would make more sense as he is a proper defender who does not get pushed off the ball and at 6'6" he is tall and imposing. I have seen posts about his pace but with Brumma beside him a definate possible regular defence.

6.) 26 Jan 2019 13:00:02
You forgot to say Boyata is a rat.

7.) 26 Jan 2019 14:21:37
Memesevic looks a beast kind of how Jozo looked in his pomp for us no nonsense kind of CB. Need one like that and another solid CB that can play the ball out like Benkovic.

8.) 26 Jan 2019 14:19:37
Bruma and Memesevic would be class👍.

9.) 26 Jan 2019 15:53:03
McKenna is pish. Ajer and Jozo better than him.

10.) 26 Jan 2019 21:54:26
I think anyone who calls any current Celtic player a rat, needs to look in the mirror and one thing he won't see is a Celtic supporter.



21 Jan 2019 19:51:00
So Brendan Rodgers says our pitch has a disease.

Even our pitches get injured hahaha. Some laugh.


1.) 21 Jan 2019 20:59:13
It started the last time time the tribute act visited.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 22:24:18
Is our treatment table big enough to sort it.



24 Aug 2018 11:47:29
Don't know why it's even debated now and how some people still in denial about the downsizing.

That was Suduva we struggled against. Suduva.

AEK was bad enough.

Rodgers came in and the board could have been forced to spend but he saved them money by vastly improving some stalling players in the side.

He has now earned backing but where is it?

See people trying to justify 1-1 away to Suduva as a good result, if that's our level now we would be as well not turning up for Europe.


1.) 24 Aug 2018 12:18:31

Know one is forcing you to go. Things are bad at the moment board have fecked up bit to say Suduva is our level isn't accurate.

Celtic are vastly superior than them. We will be in the europa league they won't.

We had a bad night against red imps and survived. Maybe take up Ameture dramatics think you would make a good drama queen HH.

2.) 24 Aug 2018 12:39:51
It’s not just the board. The manager and the players need to stand up and be counted. Look at the defence - We desperately need a keeper that actually opens his mouth during a match and who has the balls to leave his goal line and come and take high balls. We also need an old fashioned centre half that isn’t afraid to stick his nut on everything. There’s practically zero communication at the moment between the back four and Gordon.

3.) 24 Aug 2018 12:40:46
I can understand people that try to take positives and avoid criticism and complaining and we all know how lucky we are to support, love and enjoy such a unique and special club/ team.
However, having watched us through the highs and lows, the ecstasy and the unbearable for over five decades; this is potentially one of the most successful periods in recent times and we are in danger of taking our eye off the ball and bringing it all to a premature end and why is that?
This is not just a CL hangover, the team are nowhere good enough to be in the premier tournament, because we haven't improved enough or learned lessons from previous experiences in Europe.
Maybe too many players think, they've done it all domestically and don't need to give 100% all of the time?
There is a predictability about our formation, style of play and reliance on one or two individuals to carry the rest.
Most of the squad if they were honest, would admit that they are well below their expected standards and some seem to have lost even the basics skills of their position and responsibility.
The manager has repeatedly stated the desire to improve and not to stand still, but signings like:- Hayes, Compper, Eboue, Gamboa and Hendry have - if anything - weakened our choices and efficiency?
The Board have again dithered and stalled their way to the end of yet another 'window' apparently doing their scouting via SMM.
Creating a rift and maybe lack of trust with a manager that has lifted six out of six trophies and was greeted like The Messia.
Please, please Celtic Football Club, take a deep breath, a long look in the mirror; clear the air and move FORWARD.

4.) 24 Aug 2018 12:45:57
Happy i think folk are allowed their own opinion and right now people want to vent. An imo its fully justified to be concerened. We are leaking goals like a siv and on the other side of Glasgow they still sit undefeated since the "revolution" of the G-String. If you have no concern, and don't think recent performances place us with teams like last night then i fear your going to ve disappointed pretty soon.

5.) 24 Aug 2018 13:24:41

Were did I say I had no concerns. I'm not a happy clapper and can't stand Celtic plc.

Saying we are the same level as Suduva isn't venting anger. It's talking pish. Celtic are better than that level. Utter nonsense being spouted.

Also I couldn't care what the persons are doing.

6.) 24 Aug 2018 13:25:32
Look at the state of some replies you get. So because we beat Suduva and get to the groups all will be ok?

It's almost like yer never allowed to say the truth about Celtic even if it's bad.

Then a comment saying we need a better keeper. Does anyone remember why we have Gordon? - that's right the board wanted a cheap option after selling Forster.

Also Hoppy, it's no amateur dramatics, it's just facts. We have needed an improved squad, even since the season we went undefeated domestically.

Then you see people blaming managers, coaches and scouts. but never the board

but common logic tells you we have had different managers, coaches and scouting teams and yet get the same old transfer windows and lack of improvement to build on success.

the only constant in that is the board so use your brain and take the green tinted specs off.

7.) 24 Aug 2018 13:58:48

You talk some rubbish were did I say I was happy with board or what's going on. Or if we beat Suduva we will be ok.

I'm calling you out for the simple fact you say Celtic are at the same level as Suduva. IMO Suduva are about par with killie and I've seen us draw their.

I know all the problems board/ CH. Lack of funds but saying we are on par with Suduva is rubbish. Doesn't matter how you spin your reply. Drama queen pish.

8.) 24 Aug 2018 14:24:28
Brilliant post Tesla, as you say, don’t dare criticise the Celtic. The warning signs are there boys, if people want to ignore them, then that’s up to them. If we don’t sign any more players this window then we are in trouble, we simply can’t move forward and progress with the current defence. This is not a surprise it’s cost us dearly this season and will continue to do so until it’s fixed by bringing in new players.

9.) 24 Aug 2018 14:34:33
Hoppy I doubt he meant our clubs are the same level overall ut last nights performance was no better than theirs. The score was 1-1, they're not a great side but at the moment neither are we. HH.

10.) 24 Aug 2018 17:09:11
HappyHoppy I dunno how you got that from my post. I was pointing out that no matter how bad our results get people always try to justify it.

like yer not allowed to say a bad word about Celtic.

We should be wiping the floor with Suduva. We should be beating AEK comfortably.

but we didn't and some people are still happy about what's going on at the club.

When I said "if that's our level" I didn't mean my own opinion. I'm saying the opinions of others are happy with 1-1 results against Suduva etc.

we will still go through, but it's not good enough. Even if we beat AEK it still wasn't good enough.

I was saying the same when we finished 3rd in CL groups and people called it "progress"

but I was here saying how terrible we look and all I got was backlash for speaking the truth.



27 Jun 2018 23:53:43
Another excellent and correct decision by VAR.

Yet you will hear nothing about it.

seen about 8 decisions correctly overturned and vital for teams progress etc.


1.) 28 Jun 2018 05:12:46
There is no problem with VAR. The problem is that it can still come down to interpretation.

2.) 28 Jun 2018 06:53:51
So Sweden shouldn't have had a pen after the ref reviewed it.

3.) 28 Jun 2018 08:36:49
Said before; it's still vulnerable to human error and 'honest mistakes' with personal opinions varying, dependant on circumstances and interpretation. It will never please all of the people etc etc.

4.) 28 Jun 2018 10:43:40
It has worked with many game changing correct decisions being made thanks to VAR. of course it’s not perfect, no system with human involvement can be. But, it’s a whole lot better than honest mistakes, or awful refs ruining games by influencing them through cheating or ineptitude, or simply not seeing the whole play.

People who don’t like it point only to the times it’s jess than perfect. Focus on all the decisions and if you do that you cannot fail to see it has worked far more than it hasn’t.

I would widen its influence to include diving and just took out by a sniper rolls. Hammer those barstewards from the off. If the player argues the red just has to say, it’s all on tape mate, you made a can't of yourselves and got caught. Do it again and your arse is grass.

Mon the VAR.

{Ed007's Note - Yeah Mon the VAR. What difference does it make whether Douglas Ross or Collum are on the pitch or in the VAR room? Except it's easier to manipulate the game from the VAR room and there is ZERO comeback because the VAR team have reviewed so who's policing them.
Has one of the basic rules of football changed now and the referee's decision isn't final like it has been for over 100 years?
The people sticking up for VAR obviously don't watch much of the Bundesliga where it's been proven to be the farce it is and how much easier it makes match-fixing - imagine it in Scotland, VAR will just back up the honest mistakes, would a VAR team award Celtic a last minute penalty at Ibrox with the scores 0-0?
Would a German VAR team have flagged up Maradona's Hand of God goal? Would an Iranian VAR team give the USA a penalty or Russians and South Korea? Major tournaments would become even more political - and we all know UEFA/FIFA don't like that unless there's bungs involved.
All VAR does is get some more people's opinions on something that have watched replays, their interpretation of the rules or events could still be wrong, it's just another opinion. If 20 people watch a replay of a penalty decision they won't all agree for differeing reasons, one person might think Neymar dived and another might think there was contact and he was entitled to go down - so what does VAR actually do because it still doesn't present a 100% conclusive outcome, instead of refs getting the blame for mistakes VAR shoulders it.
It's pointless and the stupidest idea that's been brought into foootball since assistant refs on the byline at the goals and one that has ruined an already mediocre tournament.
Maybe people who don't like it have watched it for more than 2 weeks.}

5.) 28 Jun 2018 11:28:52
Now that's what I call paranoia. yesterday South Korea could have had a goal chopped off and Germany would have still needed just 1 goal and Mexico could be out of the tournament.

There have been several penalty decisions correctly called, Neymar correctly called out on a dive, last nights decision among others.

So VAR haters are basically saying they would prefer these incorrect decisions stood? which could give 3 pts swing the wrong way? totally changing tournaments?

it's simple, the old school don't like change. However if you don't like VAR then keep your mouth shut when decisions go against you during the season.

{Ed007's Note - So if VAR stopped Celtic getting what you think is a stonewall penalty - even when you've seen the replay - you'll just sit and accept it because other people have watched the same replays and came to a different decision, you'll be on here telling all of us to shut up because VAR said it wasn't - sounds a bit muppety to me. Why accept VAR and not just the referee's decision?
And who's to say one of the VAR team (or their associates) didn't have a bet on there being no penalties, or that X player will get booked?
Maybe kids should stick to their video games and leave real football to the old school that taught them about the game.
Go and speak to German fans or Google Bundesliga VAR, you might actually learn something about it.
It's far from paranoia when we live in a country where we have seen referees openly cheat - Dougie McDonald - and the reaction to Ross shouting "red card" for Simunovic so who's going to police a group of faceless men sitting in a room watching monitors and making major decisions, and their 'honest mistakes' will be above reproach because they are the VAR team. Would we have been allowed to moan if the VAR team had backed Dougie McDonald at Tannadice that day or would we just have been told to shut up?}

6.) 28 Jun 2018 11:44:09
The overwhelming consensus is that the big decisions arrived to by VAR have been correct. That’s the bottom line. As for bent refs watching, they need to know that taking a decision that can clearly be evidenced will ruin their careers. The ref gets a bye because in the heat of the game they can make mistakes. Having the ability to review has seen most refs changing their mind. That is good for the game, unless if course you prefer leaving it to chance.

We would benefit more from it than we lost. It’s gers and it isn’t going away. It’s the future and attempts should be made to improve it, but your kidding yourself if you don’t think most people, even with its problems, is a fairer way to see justice be done. It’s not perfect, but anything that can remove honest mistakes against the gers next year I will welcome with open arms.

{Ed007's Note - The bottom line is it's as flawed as the normal referring system and just as open to the same errors, except VAR does make match fixing a hell of a lot easier.
It's still just other people's opinion so you are still leaving it to chance, if VAR don't make mistakes why are people talking about things it's got wrong? Surely VAR was right and the people calling it out were wrong?
And just because you agree with VAR's decision doesn't make them or you right, it's just that you agree and you can still agree with people on things that are wrong.}

7.) 28 Jun 2018 11:50:35
Thank you Ed! Put perfectly, the idea of VAR in SPFL is truly sobering!

{Ed007's Note - It wouldn't make any difference, Davie. Instead of blaming refs people would just blame VAR for deciosions they don't agree with with. It's been a complete farce in Germany with the head of VAR sacked for match-fixing allegations, players brought out at half time to take a penalty etc the German fans hate it.}

8.) 28 Jun 2018 15:26:26
If the Germans hate it, it can't be that bad lol, but seriously thought it was just for obvious errors.

9.) 29 Jun 2018 19:03:54
The FIFA Commitee with responsibility to produce new technology driven changes to the game ., were hamstrung and couldn't agree about anything . In the true nature of committees in order to maintain their apparent usefulness they came up with Var .
They have now created another 4 years work, manipulating and amending Var before abandoning the experiment completely.

10.) 30 Jun 2018 14:14:22
It doesn't matter up here, it would still be the same freemasons operating VAR.

11.) 30 Jun 2018 22:04:34
Jamesbhoy67 . No matter what anyone thinks, I always knew that someday you would post sensibly.




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16 Feb 2019 22:17:22
Great post GGGG. Rodgers only won a single game for Liverpool in the groups and it was from a 90 min penalty

Dropped into Europa League and lost at same stage we are at now. That's with English money. So the money excuses can drop now.

He's a good manager at dominating with superior players but not so good at tactics outside of just possession.




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16 Feb 2019 15:09:45
Donjim it's the style as well. In Scotland playing possession is perfect because we have better players than anyone else

In Europe we don't but still try to play attacking even against PSG or whatever. It's ridiculous as we have a weak squad compared to them.

That's like st. Mirren trying to attack us or dominate possession

As for rangers, they may technically be back, however it's no exactly true as they aren't close to the level they once where.

If they were we would have lost the league last season and currently be second this year based on average PTS back in the day.

So even domestically the full story isn't clear.




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16 Feb 2019 15:01:14
Kevbhoy it's true since Deila era we have produced many technically great players but mentality is gone.

The wide open way we play is simply ridiculous.

To play this style you need a massive amount of quality in the squad at this level.




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16 Feb 2019 11:07:26
Gedceltic even with our best starting 11 I don't think we would beat Valencia.

Again though it doesn't change what I say, if our backup players are so bad we require emergency loans in January cos of injuries

Then it shows our squad depth is huge but empty of talent.

We have had to rotate the squad due to how many games we play and lots of times even domestically we have dropped points doing this.

Proving we need to get our finger out and improve the squad.




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16 Feb 2019 11:04:07
Strachan got us to the last 16 of the champions League (twice) with Telfer Caldwell McManus Naylor in defence.

Almost beat a world class AC Milan side in last 16

So why can't we play better in Europe?

Nobody is talking about winning it but actually us showing some level of ability

Right now we play like a part time team in Europe, we look lost at that level, despite the fact we have done better with worse squads of players.





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20 Feb 2019 16:51:29
Malky what's funny? If Brendan got offered say the Arsenal job or whatever are you trying to say he would sit here on a poor budget?




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20 Feb 2019 11:36:20
I wouldn't be surprised either way tbh. I think he's set to stay but also if he gets a big offer in England I think he would leave.

Getting hammered regularly in Europe with us won't help his reputation either.




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19 Feb 2019 16:51:47
Acting like clowns, aye. However what is up with pyrotechnics at football?




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18 Feb 2019 23:23:18
Mallytally that is a great point. Whether you agree or disagree with our policy it definitely has been leaving us short when it comes to qualifiers.




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18 Feb 2019 20:17:30
Rodgers doesn't make all the signings how many times do people need told the Same things over and over again

Not just Celtic but many football clubs operate like that now.