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15 Oct 2018 12:29:53
OK guys here are some "titbits" my pal told me last night.
First, a wee disclaimer, even though Brendan kindly sat down with my pal and his friend he is NOT the type of guy to say anything disparaging about anyone on the current board, this is an account of my friend's take on the conversation and what Brendan DID NOT SAY.
My Tim pal got the clear impression that if a serious offer from England had come in the summer, Brendan would have thought seriously about it.
Our manager reiterated he got on with Lawwell "most of the time" (read into that what you will) My friend got the impression it was Bankier that Rodgers was not on the same wavelength as, Bankier has a financial background and counts success by a healthy bank balance.
Obviously our manager did not say anything else on that subject, it was my pal's reading between the lines here.
Brendan was happier talking about the playing side of things and told my friend this.
On Lustig, Rodgers likes him both as a person and a player, but hinted he was coming to the end of his time as a regular in the team.
On Tierney, our manager positively purred talking about Kieran and said he could go and play in any big team in the world, and that he was lucky to have him at Celtic Park.
On Brown similar to Lustig, in that he knows Broonie cannot go on forever, which is why McGinn was targeted. The manager reckons that not playing international games has added about 2/ 3 years to Brown at the top level.
My friend told me more, but I know people hate overly long posts, so I will finish now but will just add, both the guys who met with Brendan are genuine and would not just make up stories, as you can tell by this account, my friend was careful what he told me. I have his permission to relay some of this on here. I am 100% certain what he said was a truthful account.
I am also aware some on here will not believe this and put it down as another "Timalloy tall tale" make of it what you will, all I will say is talking to my pal last night it has filled me with confidence going forward these next few months.


1.) 15 Oct 2018 12:56:01
Interesting Tim. I'm hoping that the disappointing summer window together with the rumours about dembele and mcginn and other targets we never got in will ensure we get a couple of quality players in either in January or next summer. Did your friend get any hints of this?

2.) 15 Oct 2018 13:12:18
@Henrik, my pal has just texted me saying I was "too diplomatic" he has given me permission to divulge some more things on Scottish referees, Scottish football reporters, Alex McLeish, his thoughts on the current managers in the SPFL AND plans for the future.
It is up to you guys, if you think it is worth posting I will post more. The stuff he told me on reporters and refs is worth a read on it's own.

3.) 15 Oct 2018 13:40:33
Timalloy i don't doubt you. But, Lustig although lovable is done at RB; Tierney is class; Brown won't last forever but quitting Scotland will enhance his club career;the board love bank sheets more than football. It's great of you to share info but most on here have already said this stuff. Was there anything more exclusive in the unedited post?

4.) 15 Oct 2018 14:26:08
Go for it Tim think most on here would be interested on what you have to say.

5.) 15 Oct 2018 16:11:42
Don’t believe any part of your post.

6.) 15 Oct 2018 17:50:41
Iceman come on pal come off the fence, don't be so ambiguous lol.

7.) 15 Oct 2018 18:58:59
Come on Tim, tell us more.

8.) 15 Oct 2018 18:59:41
I should rephrase that Tim I’m not suggesting you’ve made it up but I’m not convinced BR would be so open to your (and his pals) when discussing his players. BR is a wise man he knows how to play the game. So to reiterate I don’t believe any part of your post 😂.

9.) 15 Oct 2018 19:12:20
@Iceman read my posts again, Brendan was very cautious in what he said, it was my friend reading between the lines and judging his tone and body language.

10.) 15 Oct 2018 19:17:54
Come on Tim you are rippin our knitting. Get it tell pal.

11.) 15 Oct 2018 23:23:34
Spit it out man. Are you angling for a serial or book. If you have info let it go. We can judge you retrospectively. as we all are.

12.) 16 Oct 2018 01:29:18
I always look forward to your stories Tim. Keep them coming.

13.) 20 Oct 2018 21:54:38
I adore Tim’s posts, regardless wherthers the story stems from, they’re brilliant cross section views. Keep it up big man 😁✊🍀🍀.



18 Sep 2018 17:01:11
Just got our 3 game ticket package yesterday, don't know how true this is, but heard a rumour tickets going slowly for Rosenburg game with only just over 40,000 sold. Club now doing individual tickets now as well because of this.


1.) 18 Sep 2018 17:37:12
Can't be true Timalley we have the best fans in the world and surely that has to be more than 40,000.

2.) 18 Sep 2018 18:21:35
2015/ 16 last time in Europa. Lowest was 37000 highest 47000. So 40000 Plus against a team we have faced a lot. Is probably about correct.

3.) 18 Sep 2018 19:28:08
It does irritate me that if this was CL at £110 per package every game would be 60,000 sell out. Where do these missing 15-20,000 supporters go on EL nights? I've said it before you get a lot of tourists at CL nights at CP. Why pay £110 for a CL package but not £72 for EL? . This is not aimed at people who can't make games for financial or health reasons, just the part timers who only turn up for the glamour games.

4.) 18 Sep 2018 20:24:00

I think you get your hardcore types that go to games regardless of results and performance

Then you have the group who want entertainment and stay away if it’s not there

Then there’s the fans that can’t afford it or get away from work etc.

5.) 18 Sep 2018 20:43:07
Maybe people are getting fed up with the fact we've are selling players and not replacing them appropriately for there hard earned money.

6.) 18 Sep 2018 22:11:54
No surprise, if board showed ambition fans would back it, support takes its lead from decisions made by club.

7.) 18 Sep 2018 22:15:17
Just looked at teams and results from CL tonight modest ambition would get us complete if with a lot of these teams.

8.) 18 Sep 2018 22:54:03
@Big Daz, if we had qualified for CL this year and went into it with the squad we have at the moment all games would be sell outs and all 3 match packages sold out, so to say fans are not turning up for the EL is because of lack of transfer activity is not true.

9.) 19 Sep 2018 08:42:15
Stevie, if we were in Cl with this squad we'd be lucky to end up with 3 or 4 points in total. HH.

10.) 19 Sep 2018 09:48:34
Aye but 60,000 would turn up every game to see us scrape 3 or 4 pts. Is it beneath the CL snobs to support the team in EL?

11.) 19 Sep 2018 10:27:58
I’m gutted new job means can’t get thursdays off first euro campaign il miss in a long time 😢.

12.) 19 Sep 2018 11:02:31
Thats a my point Stevie. It's all ifs and buts. The fans are aloud to react if we are not happy. Ps I'm not talking about me by the way I'm just speaking my opinion on why people aren't going.

13.) 19 Sep 2018 11:54:10
Nay luck Welshy, genuine excuse tho You've been pardoned😂😂 @Big Daz bet those same unhappy fans would have dragged their arses along to CP if we had a CL tie against Real Madrid.

14.) 19 Sep 2018 12:40:22
How about long distance fans that are not able or prepared to travel on Thursday and Sunday and therefore have to choose.

Not everyone is on the doorstep.

15.) 20 Sep 2018 16:43:03
People are fed up shelling out when the club don’t. That’s it.

16.) 21 Sep 2018 09:15:22
I’ve hardly missed a home game in the last 7 years.
I’m one of the handful who attended raith rovers in the first rounds of the league cup, and the draw with Arbroath in the Scottish cup. But I’m staying away from the EL games because the board have screwed the fans over in this window. They won’t spend the money to get us into the CL, but expect us to spend money now we’re in the EL.



16 Aug 2018 15:10:43
Just to cheer you all up.
Apparently we are trying to flog Dembele for £13.5m to Marseille because we are not in CL now.
Yes £13.5m would buy his RIGHT TOE lol.


1.) 16 Aug 2018 15:40:02
Who could we replace him with short term?

2.) 16 Aug 2018 15:43:07
It won't happen. We are all rightly annoyed with the current transfer schananagins but i don't think PL has a death wish.

3.) 16 Aug 2018 17:40:10
We are not trying to flog him for £13.5m. They are going to offer £13.5m. Big difference.

4.) 16 Aug 2018 18:29:34
It still amazes me how people can read reports saying a team is ready to offer X amount for one of our players and it gets gets turned around into a story stating "we are trying to flog our player"
People really need to stop believing the rubbish that is posted online or in the SMSM.

5.) 16 Aug 2018 18:38:27
If they up it to 20 I’d sell him. He’s awesome when fit but he’s so injury prone.

6.) 16 Aug 2018 18:46:03
Been staying pretty Fonzie so far, or trying, but if Dembele is let go for twice that I'd be Howard Beale in Network.



21 May 2018 12:33:34
I see we are going back to Austria for pre season, same as last season, first game on 27th June, then over to Dublin to play Shamrock Rovers on 7th July, same as last season.
Hopefully another TREBLE, same as last 2 seasons hail hail.


1.) 21 May 2018 13:44:21
Big fan of the high altitude training. Ok, the wee hoops didn't finish too high but it's a good gear towards the level of opponent we might face in the first qualifiers. There'll be a couple 'glamour friendlies' (if there's such a thing) i'd imagine to get a bit of gate money. But i'm glad there isn't plans to drag us over to the states or somewhere for the sake of an extra million. I think focusing on what the team needs is not only best for the team, but better for the coffers in the mid term with CL qualification on the horizon.

2.) 21 May 2018 14:50:44
*not the wee hoops some sort of Freudian slip there.

3.) 21 May 2018 21:18:15
When is the first champion's league qualifying game?

{Ed007's Note - The draw's on the 19th June with games being played 10/11 July 2018 and 17/18 July.}



20 May 2018 16:36:17
Do you know how much truth is in the rumour that we are actively trying to sign Abel Hernandez from Hull, being realistic I think we would struggle to match wages wanted from him, especially if an EPL club want him.


1.) 21 May 2018 11:02:57
Truth and rumour in the same sentence? :)

2.) 21 May 2018 11:03:11
I can't see it Tim. He wouldn't get in the side ahead of Dembele for a start. I'd also rather sign Edouard permanently as a back up/ future replacement to Dembele.




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22 Oct 2018 11:39:36
Have you all noticed the not so subtle attempts by the Scottish media to lull Centic into complacency.
Apparently Leipzig "are struggling in the Bundesliga, " DESPITE still being 4th in a strong league. Their star goalscorer Werner "is suffering from burnout" and "Leipzig have injury problems"
Er so have Celtic with Brown and Griffiths struggling. Want to bet Werner "suddenly finds his goalscoring form on Thursday" Couple that to our poor away form Leipzig SHOULD be confident, not us.


1.) 22 Oct 2018 12:29:32
Leipzig are actually 5th in a very competitive Bundesliga and far from struggling. Thursday night will be a tough ask for us.

2.) 22 Oct 2018 15:16:15
I can go back several decades watching Celtic and I can't remember us beating many German teams in European competition - maybe two or three wins in all - so we always find them tough opponents.
I don't expect a win, but another good performance like the last two or three games, might get us a wee result?
If not, I won't be too disappointed as long as we continue to pummel domestic opponents and retain our trophies.

3.) 22 Oct 2018 20:19:20
Thursday night will be the same old story. We have seen it time after time on our away games in Europe. Hopefully we can get a point and an away win V Rosenborg and another 2 wins at home.

4.) 22 Oct 2018 23:03:08
A 3-1 wouldn't be such a terrible result against this kind of opposition but I'd hope the home tie would be a much closer fought game.



20 Oct 2018 11:40:46
Heading out to Hibs game shortly and have just put on my horses.
All tips are for Ascot
I have taken the 3 favourites
Stradivarius, Lah ti Dar and Cracksman (not great prices, but if all 3 come in a nice wee pay day)
I also have some big each way bets
Ascot 2.40 Broadway 40/ 1
Ascot 3.15 Happily 12/ 1 (4 places)
Ascot 4.30 Circus Couture 28/ 1 (5 places)
A big ask, but even if all 3 are only placed a big return, do an each way patent (14 bets at £1 cost £14)


1.) 20 Oct 2018 12:18:07
It’s heavy going ground mind today mind mate. I fancy crystal ocean strongly the Michael stoute horse likes the soft ground, good luck.



18 Oct 2018 19:07:33
Well that's my fiend on his way back down to England having visited family and friends up here, Mrs T gave him a send off lunch then I took him to airport. He told me he sometimes read the Celtic banter pages but never knew "Timalloy" was me, he promised to read it more often from now on.
Over lunch he told me some other wee snippets of information. Apparently, Brendan is aware that some fans do not rate John Kennedy as a coach, and that he only got job out of sympathy. But my friend said, Kennedy gives good input and is not afraid to speak his mind, and also being younger is more on the same wavelength as the players which Brendan thinks is a plus. But Kennedy and the other coaches carry out the manager's instructions on the training pitch.
My friend then told me that although the manager is confident of players coming in, we, the fans, should NOT be expecting big money signings, the manager said signing Odsonne was only made possible by other monies coming in to club, like VVD extra money and better sponsorship revenues.
Players WILL come in, but on the current wage structure and probably only 2/ 3 in January, with perhaps the same number leaving the club.
Apparently plans are well in place and "Mr Lawwell knows who I would like" said the manager, so we will see what transpires.
My friend said that Brendan was surprised of the impact Stevie Gee has made, but jokingly added "he could hardly make things WORSE"
I asked how the manager felt about the way our players were treated by McLeish but my friend said Brendan had his own thoughts but left all decisions to the likes of Griffiths, Tierney, Forrest and Gordon etc.
My friend left me in a positive state of mind and said "IF the manager gets what he wants, watch Celtic GO".


1.) 18 Oct 2018 23:02:35
I like the positive spin but a few of BR's signings leave a lot to be desired.
(not having a pop at BR as I think he has done a marvelous job. I would have loved to see BR as manager and Delia alongside as assistant)

2.) 19 Oct 2018 00:07:23
Tim, I don't know who you know so I can't comment on that but I do think you try to make yourself the centre of attraction in many of your posts. No offence intended, absolutely none at all, and I'll be happy to hold my hands up and admit I'm wrong but your 'seance' with your mates is just sounding a wee bit far fetched. HH.

3.) 20 Oct 2018 07:45:48
Bob the Cat, totally agree. Ed should retire and leave the site to Tim!



17 Oct 2018 16:51:21
Ha ha ha there is no anger like a Sevconian.
Following on the news that the NI football association have invoked the 5 day rule for big Laughatme, my two ex bear/ Wigan/ Chelsea/ Scottish fans want McLeish to do the same with Griffiths AND Tierney for the Hibs game.


1.) 17 Oct 2018 19:42:19
TIM we should learn to never make them angry! When they get angry they stay angry for (2018-1690) 328 years. ☘️.

2.) 17 Oct 2018 21:31:05
LG left immediately and did not claim an injury
KT Left on THEIR medics instructions saying fatigue.
NEITHER player claimed injury.

3.) 18 Oct 2018 09:44:45
Surely 2012 -1690?

4.) 18 Oct 2018 15:33:45
In addition, (correct me if I am wrong) is there not a 5 day limit on being able to invoke this rule.
Scotland played on the Sunday so it would not affect our played anyway.



17 Oct 2018 12:17:41
So despite much boasting from both Hearts and the Scottish media, it seems that there are going to be rows and rows of empty seats, AGAIN in a semi final, as the "fantastic" jambos support are only likely to sell 20,000 of their allocated 30,000. But they and the SPFL DO NOT WANT Celtic fans to buy these spare tickets. Could you see that happening with the Sevco fans allocation. NO? me neither.


1.) 17 Oct 2018 12:38:00
Tim, I'm sure i read they are having the same issue with the sheep. Stupid really, why they are getting that size of allocation when they have no intention of filling it.

2.) 17 Oct 2018 16:56:21
There will be rows of empty seats due to Aberdeen’s selling policy.

3.) 17 Oct 2018 17:02:30
Just read that article on video celts. They only want seats next to the Celtic fans. They could have sold from the corners going northward which would have given us more ticket's. The money from tickets sales from all 4 clubs will be split evenly after ground rates and costs are deducted. I wonder who crunches the numbers and who then oversees them!

4.) 17 Oct 2018 17:03:25
@DB92 point I was making was that a deadline was given to Aberdeen to sell all their allocation, otherwise sevco got more tickets. To the best of my knowledge NO SUCH AGREEMENT is in place for Celtic fans to buy any unsold tickets.

5.) 17 Oct 2018 17:04:04
It's pathetic, considering it's a 'home' tie for Levein's louts.
The Celtic team has carried Scottish football on it's back in Europe for over a decade and our support have helped fill every stadium in the country week-in, week-out so ticket allocation should reflect the demand of true fans and regular payees - not p/t glory hunters.

6.) 17 Oct 2018 17:05:32
Some might say that you’re paranoid, Tim. Others might point to the fact that Sevco have already been given more tickets than the sheep, but the SFA still see the need to write to them to express their displeasure at the way they are selling ‘THEIR’ tickets. Maybe I’m paranoid as well but to me, that does seem to show a degree of favouritism towards the tribute act.

7.) 17 Oct 2018 17:06:49
I wonder if Waddel in the press will write a page attacking Anne Budge the way he has attacked Stewart Milne?

Make no mistake about it, the rag dolling of Milne was a deliberate strategy to unnerve him to surrender 10,000 briefs for TRFC fans.

If Budge doesn’t return 10,000 briefs for Celtic fans will Waddel rag doll her in the press? Or praise her wonderful contribution to the game?

This is the guy who lifts text verbatim from blogs and changes a word here or there (to benefit TRFC) and prints it as his original work.

This is the guy who basically said **** sporting integrity when the spl / sfa were dealing with the old RFC club death in 2012.

Sporting integrity dictates clubs get equal ticket numbers and if unsold so be it. One club should not have the advantage of much more fans in support.

The spfl already bent the semi by giving sevco 26,000 briefs upfront and tried to reduce Aberdeen’s 20,000. That’s the SPFL itself rubbishing sporting integrity for sevco benefit.

Here’s a solution; choose the stadium size to match predicted turnout.

Predict smallest club turnout. Double it. Add in hangers on/ media/ corporate briefs. And choose a neutral ground with that capacity. Hence an evenly supported full stadium.

It’s not rocket science. But we've got buffoons running the game.

8.) 17 Oct 2018 18:29:11
Should the SPFL deliver Sporting Integrity or maximum seat sales?

That’s the basic conflict.

Until you discover they don’t apply the same standard applied to Sevco when dealing with Celtic.

Clearly seat sales should come second. But the people running the game care not a jot, and never have, about sporting integrity.

The SFA and SPFL have for years had a bookies representative on their boards to deliver the bookies demands. This was in return for sponsorship money. Fans interests were never represented.

Ironic, isn’t it, that the bookies get board members and power and influence through giving away fans lost bets money, but the fans get no influence over the SFA/ SPFL at all.

Full stadiums have more captured punters for bookies, just like racecourses. Footballers are the new Nags.

I always wondered what rhymed with Wags.

9.) 18 Oct 2018 07:11:18
Disappointed with ma club if there are extra seats give them to any fan Celtic or hearts and as for the new co and sheep who gives a f@ck lol.




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15 Oct 2018 19:12:20
@Iceman read my posts again, Brendan was very cautious in what he said, it was my friend reading between the lines and judging his tone and body language.




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15 Oct 2018 17:50:41
Iceman come on pal come off the fence, don't be so ambiguous lol.




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15 Oct 2018 13:12:18
@Henrik, my pal has just texted me saying I was "too diplomatic" he has given me permission to divulge some more things on Scottish referees, Scottish football reporters, Alex McLeish, his thoughts on the current managers in the SPFL AND plans for the future.
It is up to you guys, if you think it is worth posting I will post more. The stuff he told me on reporters and refs is worth a read on it's own.




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23 Sep 2018 17:06:59
Good post Bhampot. As the song goes "We are Celtic supporters, faithful through and through"
Get behind the team until January and hope Lawwell releases cash for Brendan.




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17 Sep 2018 17:38:15
@Mally read that over the weekend £5m mentioned as boy in final year of his contract, I believe Celtic looked at him a couple of years ago.
Also what about big Fraser Forster, he is out of the picture at Southampton and also in last year of contract.
Would people like to see him back between the posts at Celtic Park.





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17 Oct 2018 17:03:25
@DB92 point I was making was that a deadline was given to Aberdeen to sell all their allocation, otherwise sevco got more tickets. To the best of my knowledge NO SUCH AGREEMENT is in place for Celtic fans to buy any unsold tickets.




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11 Oct 2018 18:58:09
Mally the headlines tomorrow are already written
"Villa SNUB Brendan Rodgers" lol.




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24 Sep 2018 15:07:48
@henrik avoid any place with storage heaters as ED007 says, also with these older un renovated houses the amount of work needed doing is prohibitive, just installing central heating alone will cost upwards of £3k depending on size of house.
My advice is keep looking.




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24 Sep 2018 10:11:02
I meant to add also, it is time for us the fans to get more involved, email, write to Lawwell, Bankier and Dermot Desmond about our unhappiness about the handling of the playing side of things.
Green Brigade, get your paint out, and make banners telling Board how fed up we are of them.
If nothing changes, DO NOT BUY club merchandise including new strips, Board will soon get the message when the cash stops flowing in.




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21 Sep 2018 19:39:24
@kev a SENSIBLE person would have covered his losses but er ahem, NOT TIM Doh.