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12 Mar 2019 10:29:00
Interest shown in centre back Srdjan Babic from Red Star Belgrade.

Big bit of a boy at 6'5, 22 years old and apparently was very impressive for Red Star in Champions League recently.

With him and Ajer at the back we certainly wouldn't be losing too many aerial battles.




19 Feb 2019 13:00:18
Anyone know or seen much of the bhoy John Mahon from Sligo Rovers that we apparently keen on?


1.) 20 Feb 2019 15:48:45
6.1 cb who allegedly a load of teams are tracking one being sevco highly rated.



30 Oct 2018 14:11:23
Noticed Arzani didn't wasn't in reserve squad that played QOS last night. Could we perhaps see him in the squad tomorrow?


1.) 30 Oct 2018 16:29:53
That would be a refreshing development. We fans like to see new talented blood running out in the famous Hoops. He’s highly rated in Australia and Man City didn't buy him for nothing. (He’s only 19) .

I’d like the club to start signing targets on pre contracts. So we know who we’re getting in January and the summer.

It shows a proactive mindset and delivers upbeat news for fans in the cold winter months. It beats emergency cash splashing in hours before windows close. No more of that thanks!

2.) 30 Oct 2018 16:42:06
Arzani can step into left wing, right wing and attacking midfield.

He can give a break for Sinclair, McGregor, Rogic, Christie or Forrest after Leipzig and cup semi exertions.

3.) 30 Oct 2018 17:15:41
Hopefully we can see the boy playing and see if he is good enough. I think he will be, but, if Rogers won’t okay him send him back so he can gain what he needs most, game time. It’s not the boys fault it was Lawwell who brought him.

4.) 30 Oct 2018 19:04:42
I don’t think we know who brought him. I posited speculation and a “what if” a week or so ago.

Regardless of his route into the club, if he’s good enough he should play. In my book after 4 months of reserves, he deserves a showing or two or three.

Kouassi and Ntcham should be benched for a bit. Mulumbu is on a jury’s out naughty step, it appears.

It’s going to be a young fast attacking midfield if he partners Christie.

5.) 30 Oct 2018 19:22:52
He's a 19yr old boy from another country. His time will come if he's good enough. Brendans strong point is player development he knows what he's doing. Took Tam Rogic a while to get going.

6.) 30 Oct 2018 19:35:22
I wouldn’t rest Sinclair
He’s had plenty time on the bench of late and is just staring to spark again.
See what the young lad can do in the centre - pull the strings and give Rogic a rest for the weekend.

7.) 30 Oct 2018 20:47:27
The last think sinky needs is a rest he needs a run of games now.

8.) 30 Oct 2018 21:18:41
Island Celtic

If you were in charge of Celtic. You would throw the boy into Dundee away on a cold Wednesday night to see what he can do.

Thank God your not in charge.

9.) 30 Oct 2018 21:49:14
Would you try him against hearts at the weekend then?

What’s playing at Dundee in the cold got to do with it?

Maybe you sneak over at bedtime and tuck him in?

Give him a start at the worst team in the league - makes more sense to me, but I’ll bow down to your knowledge there. Aye.

10.) 31 Oct 2018 00:38:59
Speaking as a bhoy who now lives in Australia, young Arzani will find our winters very hard to cope with, Aussies hate the cold, but Rogic has Aclimatised. I think he will be a good option for us.

11.) 31 Oct 2018 08:03:04
Island Celtic

Thanks for admitting my superior knowledge. Joking aside can't recall us ever going to Dens park and not having a hard game. They fight for every ball. Parkhead when we are winning last 20minutes is when I would introduce him.

It's pointless because the young yin won't start. He told me last night while I was tucking him in.

12.) 31 Oct 2018 08:26:58
Everyone goes on about this lad being brought in without BR knowing about it. Yet the lad said on the day he agreed to join us that he was desperate to come here after speaking to BR on the phone for over an hour.

13.) 31 Oct 2018 10:55:41
Nakasjockstrap, that could have been PL on the phone putting on a soft Irish brogue voice.

He is quite clever. He might even hire a guy with the same voice.

Once you become all powerful and control all people and all the money and all the SFA, you do crazy daft things for the fun of it.

Then again, he could be a BR target. But that’s just boring.

14.) 31 Oct 2018 12:07:58
Rodgers said mulumbu is injured. He said he back training this week.

15.) 31 Oct 2018 19:23:29
Happy Hoppy

Your response cheered me right up today!
Good to see our boy is on the bench though.

Maybe get a glimpse of him later.



30 Aug 2018 14:49:36
Leicester manager has just announced that Benkovic will likely go out on loan.

I'd take anyone of quality atm for the back loan deal or not. So hoping we hear something soon.


1.) 30 Aug 2018 14:54:11
Hopefully he comes to us.



08 Jul 2017 19:55:10
Apparently Ntcham is having a medical now. There was a picture posted of him standing in the centre circle of Parkhead earlier. Just shows you BR comes out with the power and pace statement on a player that he was specifically looking at and the papers link us with every potential youngster from Chelsea, Man City ect just for this to come out of nowhere last night! They don't have a clue! Lad looks decent can play anywhere in midfield and wing if need be. Played majority of games on loan at Genoa who are a decent outfit and has bags of potential.


{Ed007's Note - The picture going round is Eboue Kouassi and not taken today because the Celtic Park pitch isn't anywhere near looking like the pitch in the picture - the new turf was only laid 2 days ago - I doubt anyone except the contractors would have permission to walk on it incase of any damage while it settles and beds in - Oh and there's no white lines on it yet.


1.) 08 Jul 2017 20:29:06
Fair play Ed I've watched a few YouTube videos and like the look of the lad alot! Did think picture was questionable could be anyone but heard from a few folk about the medical and put 2-2 together. I'm hoping it comes off as we are crying out for Rogic backup just due to fitness alone plus the lad can play anywhere in midfield.

{Ed007's Note - He does look a top talent for his age.}

2.) 08 Jul 2017 21:00:09
Has Eboue featured in preseason as yet Ed?

{Ed007's Note - No, he picked up a knock the day before the squad flew out to Austria and by the time they got to Austria it was causing him pain.}

3.) 08 Jul 2017 21:00:19
Ed not doubting you but looks very like the rig out he was wearing on another pic doing the rounds. I'd post it but dunno how.

{Ed007's Note - The pitch doesn't have any lines on it yet - that picture was 100% not taken today.}

4.) 08 Jul 2017 21:26:33
Cheers Ed. Got a similar 'caveman' style hunched over stance that he had in photo of him too. Even went so far as to reassure fans that's not how he moves on the park.

5.) 08 Jul 2017 21:47:17
You think this ones a goer then and what do you think about him? As good as Musonda?

{Ed007's Note - It looks like it, he arrived in Glasgow tonight for talks so we'll see how things go. I really don't know much about him.}

6.) 08 Jul 2017 22:28:48
The videos on YouTube usually show all the best bits of players but his shows a few decent passes a few tackles but very little else. Musonda would have been an unreal signing even at his age. Not doubting BR one bit if he thinks he's the right target to help us in champs league then I'm all for it.

But if his YouTube videos are anything to go by this is a seriously underwhelming signing.

7.) 08 Jul 2017 22:42:55
Is he a playmaker/ no.10? Looks as tho he could be a wanyama type. by his build anyway.

{Ed007's Note - He can play anywhere in the midfield but people who know more about him than me are saying that Rodgers will play him as a No.10.}

8.) 08 Jul 2017 23:05:18
He can do a crackin backflip that's aw that matters. Mind you so could Efe. 🤔🤔🤔.

9.) 08 Jul 2017 23:13:11
Pitch was marked out yesterday according to Robin Buchanon Stadium Manager in a reply to me on twitter.

10.) 09 Jul 2017 00:37:24
Boab if Celtic are ever going to sign a world class player then there will always be risk involved. always has been the case and always will be as if there was no risk and you have near finished article then some English team would pay some ridiculous money! The market is mental atm! So much so that I heard today that Ruben Neves (young Porto CDM billed for big things) has just signed for Wolves (WOLVES) for 18 million! Wolves! Dembele was a young talent similar to the lad we are discussing and I watched his YouTube videos from Fulham and was not impressed. It was a signing of talent that needed the right place to nurture, build confidence and progress and look were we are now. The lad has been playing for Genoa in top half of Italian table and has (as a young loanee) played 37 games in Serie A. So as far as you're view on him for some youtube clip you watched for 4 mins goes, I'm extremely underwhelmed by your assessment of a player you know sweet FA about.

{Ed007's Note - Wolves deals are a bad example, Tompo because of Mendes involvement there but I get you drift about Youtube. If video cameras were so popular when I was young I would have looked like a CB with the skill and vision of Cantona and composure/temperament of Paul McStay!}

11.) 09 Jul 2017 01:17:41
Ed007. I bet your wife can never pull the wool over your eyes . Your reading of the pitch was superb and was the work of a master . m

Tell me, have the ground staff laid our new future pitch or is it just a holding job this yr and a new one next yr.

{Ed007's Note - There wasn't enough time to do the full job so the bottom 'layer' bit was done this summer and the final top bit will be completed next year. If you sesrch the site for 'desso' you'll see what the plans are and I'm sure there's a video of how it's installed and works.
My wife has always complimented me on my reading and treatment of the grass on the pitch ;)

12.) 09 Jul 2017 01:45:50
Tompo I wouldn't say sweet fa about. I watch Spanish football a lot and musonda was always a stand out no matter who he was up against. This new guy hasn't got a good rep and he isn't a player I've ever heard of. When BR was talking of pace power and pedigree can you honestly say that he's the guy? If it is then I'm not alone in thinking it's underwhelming!

I love what BR has done so far and if this guy is another dembele then I'll say I was wrong but I'm still hoping for a bunny out the hat signing!

13.) 09 Jul 2017 08:29:07
Balde looked a world class striker what a seen of him on YouTube boab so let's no beat him with that. i watch Spanish football most weeks and misunda is someone ad never heard of so we need to trust the manager he's dobe no bad up to now . remember this time ladt year plenty on jere didn't fancy sinckair and that worked fine bit like hayes that'll work out fine to.

14.) 09 Jul 2017 19:51:40
That pitch actually looks only laid the lines also are only put on and the lad on the pitch is 100 per cent the to be new signing c'mon ed keep up ain't ya seen a newly laid pitch even during a season lol if that guy isn't the new to be signing then he sure as he'll shops in the same place on the same day.

15.) 10 Jul 2017 11:29:45
Exactly if YouTube was available at the time, Larsson would of probably looked pretty pish n'all before he came to Paradise. I like this potential signing as I really rate Rogic but we need competition for his spot due to fitness alone but Ntcham will need to prove himself to dislodge him.

Not to mention if potential is fulfilled they can even play together in the same midfield! CB (like the look of Duverne even though he looks like staying in France for another year) St Juste was another name mentioned that they are now talking about big bucks yet still no bids.

Or even someone not mentioned yet of that quality. And another winger. Never thought Paddy was an option and still don't as whatever we put in some bottom half English team can easily outbid but still a small part of me that hangs onto BRs statement of letting EPL calm down that gives me the slightest hope, if not a Musonda or someone again not mentioned of that quality and that's our team for a champions league assault.




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10 Jul 2019 00:07:04
In all honesty a decent RB, young understudy, CAM and back up CB and I'd be happy. But if we're talking perfect window for the banter.

I'd go for this Huddersfield boy for RB. Smith and also test the water with a bid for Gumny from Lech Poznan. Latter has had a few injuries but as far as I'm aware was rated in January at around £3-4 Mill and has bags of potential (getting both obv depends on player sales)

Either get Benkovic back on loan (as we have 3 potential starters signed long term) or a young CB with potential that we can develop

If KT goes - Nice lad Perraud (spelling)

Baller of a CDM with cash from hopeful Ntcham sale (no specific suggestions but if we're getting silly I read other say Wanyama has been told to find new club - lol imagine) But back to reality though young lad with some potential would do nicely, although I still hold some hope for Kouassi. See he's been included in Champions League squad, this is make or break season. Also have young Luca Connell so not a priority position IMO

Sawyer for CAM to compete with Rogic and Christie (if need be although prefer him at CM alongside McGregor)

ST - if that Leeds boy Roofe is in last year of his contract and available for £5 mill I'd take him (although dubious that's the case sure he'd go for more last year or not) If not a season loan for a young lad along same lines as Weah last season. If Griff and Bayo push on this isn't even required but with last season in mind risky chat we don't need this season

Thought Morgan was done after poor Sunderland loan and jury still very much out but impressed tonight. We still have Arzani and Shved to judge as well

Exciting times. Hopefully get a wee look at big Jullien against Rennes at the weekend HH.


1.) 10 Jul 2019 05:11:13
I don't think suggestion of Wanyama is silly at all. You never know with football.

2.) 10 Jul 2019 07:06:24
There a big striker in Danish league Robert Skov I’ve heard good things of him. A big lump of a lad and knows how to find the net.

In my opinion this is an important piece of the jigsaw that needs to be addressed.

There is suppose to be several clubs monitoring the guy.

3.) 10 Jul 2019 11:39:04
I keep reading about Gumny but has anyone ever seen him play? His name seemed to come out of thin air last January with no real evidence of Celtic interest.



07 Feb 2019 17:26:41
Just seen there that Jozo is in the dock for coming together with Shaw.

I’ll guarantee you what will happen is Jozo will get off but so will they two thugs McGregor and Morelos and this will be their way of taking the heat off by letting our player off the hook as well.

Is getting so blatant… not even trying to hide it now.


1.) 07 Feb 2019 18:18:14
No doubt Morelos will get let off and sevco will get 2extra league games at the end of the season against the top 2 sides in the championship as compensation for refs victimising him haha have I went too far.

2.) 07 Feb 2019 18:31:00
Maybe not too far 😂.

3.) 07 Feb 2019 18:40:48
That's exactly what will happen Tompo. It's getting that predictable what happens when The Sevies are concerned that Timalloy is making a fortune at the bookies with red cards, yellow cards and penalties. Wonder if they"ll take a bet on the outcome of the appeal 🤣.

4.) 07 Feb 2019 20:11:23
Has McGregor even been cited.

5.) 07 Feb 2019 20:33:15
Morelos will get away with it because they've set the bar with the brown and ralston incidents.

6.) 07 Feb 2019 21:30:03
never know? They have 3 easy enough matches next they know they could easy win without HIM. So why not give him a suspension now to hide up the fact there not going to let rangers get away with if at much. Which in a away makes sense in away. Look I don’t know I over think sh1t and had couple J’s maybe just being PARANOID! Lol.



23 Jan 2019 10:32:19
Looks like we have got the Ukrainian Maryan Shved! Apparently we were the club he was talking to the other day meaning he did not travel with his team and deal should be wrapped up within next few days (believe this is being reported by Ukrainian media)

Realise we have got quite a few attacking options but from small amount I’ve seen boy looks like very tricky winger. Can play left but prefers right, cutting in and is left footed. Bhoy certainly can score goals as well… could be a very promising signing.


1.) 23 Jan 2019 11:34:26
My issue with this is BR seems to be contradicting himself. He says we won't bring in defenders unless they're better than what we've got or will go straight into the team but will we have an attacking 4 of Weah, Burke, Shved and Bayo? I highly doubt it.

2.) 23 Jan 2019 13:38:25
Ok realistically how many top class defenders are out there who we could afford and who would want to come and ply their trade in Scotland. Genuine answers and names to that simple question would help me understand all the negative posts that monopolise this site, particulary in transfer windows.

3.) 23 Jan 2019 14:48:07
That's up to the scouting team Loyal and it's also not the point. BR has stated he will not stockpile players and then brings in 3 attackers with potentially another one on the way.



21 Jan 2019 13:51:11
BR has just come out to confirm the pitch is "diseased" . let hope it pulls through :P.


1.) 21 Jan 2019 14:34:27
Fecking better with the money that's been spent on it.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 16:08:33
Lee Wallace grassed the guy that did it and he’s been turfed out the club.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 16:38:51
With TRFC and their cousins playing on it you are always at risk of diseases.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 18:15:31
get fat sally mcc as he is a bit of a gardening expert.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 22:21:33
sod that.



20 Dec 2018 11:22:32
Just reading that Rogic will miss old firm game due to Australia demanding he fly out day before to join their camp for Asian Cup.

Same happening with Hibs (Boyle and Milligan) for Edinburgh derby. Apparently failing to release player would break FFP rules!?

Is there literally nothing the club (that pay his wages) can do about this?


1.) 20 Dec 2018 12:27:16
Not the worst news considering his recent form.

2.) 20 Dec 2018 13:01:53
It's true he his form been patchy to say the least, but he caould have come up with a goal as he has done in these games before.

3.) 20 Dec 2018 13:28:31
He’s been a major player for us in these games. If I was the manager, I’d be saying to Rogic, you’ve got a big decision to make.

4.) 20 Dec 2018 14:31:25
Rogic only plays about 10 good games a season but always seems to do it against Sevco. Hopefully young Christie will be fit for the game.

5.) 20 Dec 2018 15:03:19
Has he had 10 good games in his career?

6.) 20 Dec 2018 16:16:08
Bit harsh of Rogic I think. he's scored some important goals for us, namely against the sevvies and of course the winner in the Scottish Cup final. Could be more consistent but then so could most of the squad.

7.) 20 Dec 2018 21:14:33
I don't think he has been that bad lads. Fine in both the Salzburg and hibs match l agree but everyone was poor there. When Celtic had the recent good run of games when the midfield changed he was flying. He is never going to be you guy for tackling like mad but look for a guy who has the killer pass and he's your man. Very harsh with the 10 good games in his career. The guy scored in all old firm games last season and cup final goals.




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13 Jul 2019 11:59:42
Never realised that Kev.




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13 Jul 2019 09:26:49
Not to mention Gutman who I’ve been impressed with in pre-season, however would expect him to be sent out on loan again to gain experience.




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09 Jul 2019 22:25:47
Meanwhile, Lennon has revealed Sergio Quintero is NOT on Celtic's transfer radar.

The Ecuadorian midfielder insisted earlier on Tuesday he was in talks over a move to Parkhead but the Irishman has shot down those claims.

He said: "Never heard of him. That's names not cropped up at all, he's not popped up on the radar

So that's that then

Tbf would prefer this other Ecuadorian lad Clifterous (spelling) and Sawyers along with RB and CB pronto!

That leaves a month to get a young second choice RB and possibly a ST (considering we have 3 would take a season loan on a rated youngster)

That would be a cracking transfer window.




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23 May 2019 11:16:31
Exactly Ken same kind of deal that got us Dembele from Fulham.




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06 Mar 2019 13:36:24
Along with The Undertaker for CB.





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15 Jul 2019 16:01:53
Sinclair ain’t exactly Mr Universe either Kev and it’s rare he ever beats his man as he’s always trying to cut back. I’d take cash for him as I don’t think he does enough to be our highest earner.




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16 Jun 2019 12:38:52
I would go as far as saying ALL of them are on more than that.




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07 Jun 2019 11:49:30
Keep in mind he didn't stroll back into the team at the expense of McGregor, Christie or Rogic who all played very well in his absence.

If I remember correctly all 3 of the above were out injured at the same time and for a number of games we played with Brown, Biton and Henderson.

Browns performance improved (took him a few games after coming back to get back up to speed) and then for the remainder of the season was in the team as Rogic, Christie, McGregor and Ntcham were never all fit at the same time.

Cannot remember a season so injury hit in my 30 years supporting the hoops.




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31 May 2019 13:15:55
I would be satisfied with Turnbull and Joe Aribo coming in. Ntcham as much as you can see there is quality there blows hot and cold too much which you can get away with in several positions but not CM.




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29 Mar 2019 16:54:14
Yip bang on! Maybe have Rogic and Benko on bench see how games plays out.