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14 Oct 2016 16:10:11
looks like john park has gotten his jotters.


1.) 14 Oct 2016 16:14:42
DN30 have you sacked him?

2.) 14 Oct 2016 16:23:54
How do you mean I've not seen anything yet big d.

3.) 14 Oct 2016 16:36:00
Apparently he has left to look for a new challange lol about time this happened tbh. But now we are looking for someone to fill his roll, whatever this maybe.



27 Apr 2016 11:47:32
seen nigel pearson being linked with us now don't fancy him as the man to take us forward seems like a bit of a chunt to me.


1.) 27 Apr 2016 12:23:32
He is a bit paranoid, but all the Leicester players loved him and I was just reading Mahrez say he put down all the foundations, especially defensively. He said he should get as much credit as Ranieri. We were linked with Pearson before we got Mowbray, so someone on the board rates him. I also think if it wasn't for his slightly odd behaviour he'd be doing well, - I think that he was on edge because the fans and journalists were slating him, to be fair though they went on that great run and stayed up, and got them promoted also. I don't think his son helped either with his antics in the Far East, especially with the owners being from there. He's highly rated as a coach though, and been at other big clubs and has experience. I'm just terrified about the alternatives, - that's Malky Mackay in today from 25/ 1 to second favourite at 5/ 2. The board better realise that if they don't get this right there will be mutiny. There are loads of top managers available, also coaches who could work under an experienced director of football, they can't be trusted though, they are backward, plain and simple.

2.) 27 Apr 2016 12:30:46
It's also a disgrace if the board are waiting on Davie Moyes making a decision so he can see if the Everton job comes up again, or even another club. If they want him then he should decide straight away, he's not good enough to be choosy. He might end up out of work for another long period, - if he doesn't get the Villa/ Everton job he might be begging to get something.

3.) 27 Apr 2016 13:11:07
I'd take Pearson before Malky, Lennon, Coyle and some of the other dross we've been linked with.

4.) 27 Apr 2016 17:09:05
They could appoint Mourinho and it still won't be good enough for me if Peter Lawwell is still at club.

5.) 27 Apr 2016 19:55:59
He at least has to clarify what Park actually does. He has one of these vague/ generic titles like director of football operations, - all he seems to do though is scout players. Him and Lawwell are more like bloody football agents, especially when you add that guy called Dudu Dahan. The whole set-up is a disgrace. It also means no-one knows definitively who is doing what and who is to blame for so many mistakes. In any other organisation you would call it a whitewash. Park hasn't done anything to improve the youth dept, that's still average compared to plenty other clubs, so God knows what he does except sit in front of a computer because as far as I know it's other guys that actually go to most of the games (to watch players) especially abroad. The more I think about the whole thing the more angry I get because from top to bottom it's a complete shambles.

6.) 27 Apr 2016 19:55:59
He at least has to clarify what Park actually does. He has one of these vague/ generic titles like director of football operations, - all he seems to do though is scout players. Him and Lawwell are more like bloody football agents, especially when you add that guy called Dudu Dahan. The whole set-up is a disgrace. It also means no-one knows definitively who is doing what and who is to blame for so many mistakes. In any other organisation you would call it a whitewash. Park hasn't done anything to improve the youth dept, that's still average compared to plenty other clubs, so God knows what he does except sit in front of a computer because as far as I know it's other guys that actually go to most of the games (to watch players) especially abroad. The more I think about the whole thing the more angry I get because from top to bottom it's a complete shambles.

7.) 27 Apr 2016 21:15:29
Ranieri has even said himself he was very impressed with the organisation of the team and work ethic they demonstrated when he took over, and didn't look to change anything in those two key departments. I don't know what it is with Pearson though, he just doesn't get my heart racing. Then again maybes that's not what is important. The problem still hasn't left the club though, let's not just let it get swept under the carpet when the masses are appeased by a celtic man being given the job.

8.) 28 Apr 2016 02:56:24
I think myself included having been getting carried away with names for the vacant manager's job . We are talking about Moyes. , Rodgers, Pearson, Keane and a whole lot of other names of managers who could all get a job with the middle of the table EPL teams and Championship teams . With these clubs they could risk £10-£15m on an unknown striker and no one would blind an eye if the striker didn't strike . At Celtic there would be a virtual Inquest if a £1 striker wasn't scoring regular.
That 's why we should be looking at A Stubbs and N Lennon and maybe even Jackie Mac to realistically fill our vacancy.

9.) 28 Apr 2016 05:57:48
There's already been an inquest - JP and PL are guilty.

I think after the last few appointments the club need to pull out the stops and get somebody with a wee bit more pedigree than Stubbs, Lennon or Jackie Mac.

However, the powers that be though have meddled and ran the club into being a difficult one to manage, coupled with some fans ignorant expectations, my head tells me it's really not as desirable job as it used to be.

10.) 28 Apr 2016 06:15:12
I agree with the points made about more transparency too.



06 Aug 2013 09:58:30
Alfred Finnbogason will be a celtic player by the end of the week heerenveen are running at a loss according to their interim chief exec.


1.) There are so many conflicting posts on here I don't know what to believe!
One thing I know for sure is we are a striker, a midfield powerhouse and soon a solid centre back down and we have a must-win game in Sweden tomorrow we need to focus on.
Unfortunately the headlines leading up to the game are all negative re section 111 and not about the class replacements we seriously need to progress and improve.
I hope we win this tie and follow it up with much needed positivity on the transfer front and Celtic in general.

Jungle Jim

2.) I would love this to happen. I just can't see Celtic spending 5m on one player.

3.) Everton bound

Jimi 88



09 Mar 2013 09:23:55
i'm hoping that celtic use the money made from champions league and player sales to get in a quality centre back and even more so a top quality striker with good technique able to make goals on his own and good in the air what's the point in having wingers or attacking full backs whipping crosses into the box for wee guys who are crap in the air i. e stokes and hooper we should speculate to accumulate spend 10 - 15 million on some more quality players instead of some unknown's with potential if we learned anything from the juventus games is I think midfield were ok but up front and at the back we are lacking in quality and with maybe atleast a more clinical striker we may have got more from the games hoopers head is gone for me he doesn't want to be here any more we should have gave stokes the nod atleast he wants to be at celtic
big. D


1.) NL is very committed to improving the team and progressing and although we will lose a few in the summer (Wanyama will be a huge loss) the nucleus of the squad will stay. Therefore we must go for that extra bit of quality with the cash available.
Defensive frailties were obvious as you say and the inability to score in 2 full games against Juventus also tells a story, and I would love to see a flair player on the left and a creative maestro in the middle.


2.) What we need is someone on the park who can take the team by the scruff of the neck and tell them to get their finger out. Someone in the mould of Roy Aitken or indeed our Manager
Tambhoy {Ed007's Note - Scott Brown...I have said it since before the last time he was out with a long term injury how important he is to the team. I think NL sees a lot of himself in Brown and that is why he is club captain. Brown is the heartbeat of the team, when he is out nobody is willing to step up.}




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06 May 2017 19:00:07
Does anyone know of anywhere that streams the full match reply?


1.) 07 May 2017 00:52:57
DC Sports or the Celtic FC addon usually has them.



27 Dec 2016 18:10:47
I see Brendan has stepped into dangerous territory talking about diet and fitness players eating fish supper's and fat youth players.


1.) 27 Dec 2016 19:18:14
Why ? 😡😡.

2.) 27 Dec 2016 19:37:44
Yeah why? I think he really just stated the obvious and correctly used Andy Murray as an example of commitment.

3.) 27 Dec 2016 21:26:13
What's dangerous about that territory? If anything he's just stating the obvious 😕.

4.) 27 Dec 2016 22:13:14
Think bigD might be talking about when Ronnie said the same when he arrived and was pretty much slated for it! Not sure if he meant that or not but lol!

5.) 27 Dec 2016 22:29:55
Its only dangerous to the easily offended, panty wetters who don't like to hear the truth and the reality of things. Some people old or young just need to be told straight, not telling these boys with talent would be the error, they would then go on to waste their chance. don't want to sound like an auld git, but i see too many of the young players week in and week out back chatting to refs, parents and spectators at every game. Some of them think that because they have great talent, that all they have to do is turn up. Some do need a stern talking to. Its all about the right attitude and commitment. If your too thin, you bulk up, if your too fat, you start eating correctly, its not hard. And its great leadership to hear it straight from the Bosses mouth.

6.) 27 Dec 2016 22:57:28
It's one of the things I agreed with RD about tbh.

Like bhampot said it's only dangerous to those easily offended.

Imo a lot of players (not just youth) take very little responsibility these days for there own development.
If you want a career that pays handsomely and allows you to retire in your mid 30's you need more than ability. The attitude and commitment has to be spot on given it's a 24 hour a day job. Unfortunately the club can only develop so much and the player has to be willing to do take responsibility for themselves.

7.) 27 Dec 2016 23:28:23
Agreed Tick67, a lot of young footballers just kick back and wait for everything to be done for them, hence the "everybody elses fault" scenario. But iv noticed it in general society not just youth players, trying to get some of the young yins in my work to do anything with responsibility attached to it is murder. All in all, some wee fannies just need a kick up the erse😁.

8.) 28 Dec 2016 02:08:25
LH86 you would be correct Ronny was slated for the same thing and the people slating him for trying to improve the mentality and habits especially in the youth players are dinosaurs in my opinion although saying that if you were told at 15-16 listen eat healthily and train hard and you can be a Celtic player why would you not do it boggles the mind when talent gets wasted so you can go out drinking and eating kebabs and fish suppers.

9.) 28 Dec 2016 02:31:44
I can't really remember RD being slagged off for the diet / commitment comments

RD (love him, rate him, or doubt him) didn't make CFC as good as they could be with the talent pool at his disposal …THE END


10.) 28 Dec 2016 04:00:56
They all should take a look at Ravel Morrison when it comes to wasting a talent. Him and Pogba was the best talents, acctually a lot rates Ravel higher come to raw talent.

11.) 28 Dec 2016 09:33:18
I don't think that you can have fitness without talent, equally you can't have talent without fitness, they both go hand in hand.
Where I think Ronny went wrong, was that he talked a lot about fitness but didn't seem to know a lot about the technical and tactical side of things. We may have been fit, but we lost a lot of matches we shouldn't have purely because he was found wanting tactically.
If fitness was all that counted you could just go down to your local gym and grab people out of there.

12.) 28 Dec 2016 11:02:04
Wee fannies lol like it bhampot 😃 very fitting for this topic ha!

13.) 28 Dec 2016 14:59:18
as scott brown sits pished on the pavement eating a pizza crunch lol.

14.) 28 Dec 2016 15:35:14
Your spot on Bhampot, yet some folk would rather have a pop at Murray for his achievements and he did what he needed to do to get to where he is.
Yet the same people slag off footballers for not doing it.

15.) 28 Dec 2016 16:30:20
History is a funny thing when seen through someone else's eyes, rd was slated for many thing's on here and elsewhere but I don't think trying to improve the fitness of our youngsters was one of them, especially by the sensible majority on here .

16.) 28 Dec 2016 16:27:59
The people Big P was referring to have all gone quiet on the matter though. It's always made sense.

17.) 28 Dec 2016 20:09:00
RD was referring to the 1st team and players in general when he said that.
BR was directing his comments at the youth players.



17 Dec 2016 02:21:51
Evening all just wondering what people's thought's were regarding Kolo's Wee bro YaYa rumour's before was he could be coming to us to get to play alongside his brother now in previous years i would have just said pfft nae chance but this season and with the addition of Brendan Rodgers taking the manager position as well as new found ambition by Dermot Desmond it has me a lot more optimistic but if we had the chance to get Yaya Toure should we? he should have a couple of years left at the top of his game or would we be better off spending big in relative term's in a promising youth we can get a couple of years from and hope to receive a big fee for later on? a Patrick Robert's permanent deal for instance.


1.) 17 Dec 2016 08:27:13
I still can't see Yaya going anywhere near us but 2017 suggests anything is possible! Would rather spend money on Roberts if we have a chance of signing him on a permanent deal.

2.) 17 Dec 2016 08:58:09
heard this back at beginning of season, wanted to play with his bro b4 kolo retired, heard teirney was in the mix tho so if true no thanks.

3.) 17 Dec 2016 10:30:35
Would prefer Roberts if I was given the choice. If Jozo gets to playing consistently, would people take up the year option on Kolo?

4.) 17 Dec 2016 16:59:25
Yaya is still a class player, and could easily go back to Spain, but will go somewhere he gets £200k per week I'm sure, would love him here, but absolutely no chance in my opinion.

5.) 17 Dec 2016 16:16:59
ya ya toure is on 250,000 a week at man city so he's not going to come here for 25k a week.

6.) 17 Dec 2016 18:47:34
What if we pushed the boat out and gave him 30k and a crate of Belhaven for every goal scored in CL?

7.) 17 Dec 2016 19:34:01
I'm not sure kolo will be with us next year tbh bhoys.

Even if he was he seems to let his agent direct his every move and doubt he would choose parkhead I would say China or usa.

In the fantasy football side he would be a cracking player for us and would make a difference in Europe.

8.) 17 Dec 2016 20:49:05
nice one davie lol.



14 Aug 2016 14:47:59
just wondering what people's thought's were on Gary Mackay-steven for me if Brendan Rodgers can get the little rat Forrest playing he can definitely get GMS playing who is a far more gifted player than Forrest and I hope he does get him playing it stick's in my memory how excited GMS was to sign for Celtic like any one of us on here would be.


1.) 14 Aug 2016 15:08:56
Think christie is better than both bigd.

2.) 14 Aug 2016 15:11:47
Thankfully big D is unique amongst posters here, in that he refers to one of our players as a little rat . I know the Celtic family is very wide based but I never thought any of the family were rodents .
I, like many others just want as many of our players to be playing well especially in the build up to a very big game .
Confidence can play a major role and I suppose a rat might be regarded by some than a mouse .

3.) 14 Aug 2016 15:12:14
I think gms can come good, but I doubt if it will be this season, I'd look to loan him out till January, get him some confidence back, with jf, ss, pr, his game time is going to be limited. He needs game time imo.

4.) 14 Aug 2016 15:12:38
Hopefully it's just a ploy to get a bigger fee for Forrest.

5.) 14 Aug 2016 15:28:22
I think gms is just not good enough to be honest and far too inconsistent . looks like the step up from united is too much for him.

6.) 14 Aug 2016 15:38:18
Think we need to lay off some of the squad guys. Particularly Forrest. he's playing well so let's leave him be. If he ****s up again then get the firing squad back out.

7.) 14 Aug 2016 15:48:09
Agreed Shug, think some of the fans on here want players to fail so they can be proved right to satisfy there own agenda.

The wee man has a new 3 year deal hopefully BR can push his game to the next level.

8.) 14 Aug 2016 15:49:58
Well said Shug-leave the abuse of Celtic players to the other 90% of the country.

9.) 14 Aug 2016 15:56:57
Calling any of our players that kind of thing is bang out of order.

10.) 14 Aug 2016 16:10:59
Agree with you oldbhoy, is not right calling any of our players a rat, when they had to endure two years being completely mismanaged by Ronnie.

11.) 14 Aug 2016 16:17:45
Don't think calling Forrest a rat is necessary at all, no need 😒.

12.) 14 Aug 2016 17:10:35
Just after posting about how good it is to see some positivity from you guy for a change then see someone calling one of our own a rat? I have no words.

13.) 14 Aug 2016 17:33:50

You clearly do have words since you elected to post on the topic.

14.) 14 Aug 2016 17:58:07
Aindoh, if I were a player I wouldn't mind what I was called as long as I didn't have fans like you negative and bearing a grudge at an employee who tried his best, but didn't measure up to your high standards.

15.) 14 Aug 2016 19:57:30
You, and the others like you Oldbhoy were part of the problem by giving Ronnie your undying support evdn when it became clear that he was away out of his depgh.

16.) 14 Aug 2016 20:28:06
Ha ha amazing how all the people on here most of the ones commenting on this thread have plenty to say about efe ambrose being a donkey and all the rest but I call Forrest a wee rat and everyone has their panties in a bunch why is Forrest any different to ambrose? and Celtic family geez peace i call Forrest a rat because I don't like the fact him Commons and possibly some other's decided they didn't like how the team was being managed so downed tools that for me should have been the last time they played for Celtic and just because he is getting game time doesn't change my mind on the matter.

17.) 14 Aug 2016 20:39:38
Ive seen a lot of players leave Celtic because they proved to be not good enough for the team, or sold/ let go for other reason. I've always wished them well on their journey but no matter why they left i have never discried them for trying to enhance the Celtic family. JF has been part of the family since he was nine years old, to call someone A RAT after giving all those years to assist celtic is deplorable. I don't post often but am always reading on this site but had to say something about this. Total lack of respect to a Celtic player and to the club.

18.) 14 Aug 2016 20:55:08
Another hypocrite commenting on the thread where is all the Celtic family love when it's ambrose?

19.) 14 Aug 2016 21:51:56
Where is he?, the person that called Efe a rat.

20.) 14 Aug 2016 22:42:47
Commenting on a players ability and getting personal and calling them something like that is totally different.

21.) 14 Aug 2016 22:44:23
oh is it just being called a rat that's the issue here? very good aindoh you know fine well being one of the people on here constantly calling ambrose all sort's when you are not posting obsessively about Ronny that ambrose gets called names like donkey and whatever else on here but I call Forrest a Rat and it's armageddon wonder what people on here would say if ambrose had downed tools and refused to play for whatever reason but no doubt some witty person will make some lame joke about they would like that but whatever soon you will all be complaining about golden bhoy James jamesy bhoy wee brother to you all in the Celtic family when he's injured again and or doing hee haw as he usually does.

22.) 14 Aug 2016 23:35:32
Just read the first post bigd. Couldn't help but laugh. They do have some similarities. No neck's distinguished from the shoulder area, quick, crafty, hide in the darkness till they are tempted by a sniff of a treat? Very funny. Only difference is the (fat) cats seem to like him.

23.) 14 Aug 2016 23:54:21
Couldnt help continuing.
Habitat, cheap fast foot restaurants. Likes cheesy statements.
You a buddhist bigd? If so and you are a genuine believer in reincarnation then you have hit it on the head.
I'm sure wee jamesy has sipped some of the grapes that have passed through you're enlightened tonic monkish toes.

24.) 15 Aug 2016 00:11:09
Aindoh. There is nothing wrong with trying to encourage a Celtic player or Manager to help to build his confidence and become better at his job .
You posted that Brendan Rodgers wouldn't have been your choice and still are poking negatives about him . I asked u a month ago who would have been tour choice but you still haven't worked that out .
It's easy been negative but it's harder to have to make a positive contribution .
Come on share your expertise.

25.) 15 Aug 2016 00:54:59
No rglen8 I'm not I just don't like the guy lol but I guess on this forum it's only Efe Ambrose we are allowed to call names and complain about the contribution they make to the team weird as it is but the masses have spoken ye shall not besmirch the name of thine holy winger that is wee jamesy Forrest we shall not badmouth one of our players (except if it's Ambrose) so sayeth the Celtic Family amen.

26.) 14 Aug 2016 23:02:53
Gms was never good enough for celtic and still isn't he'll leave before the window closes we have Sinclair Roberts Forrest Armstrong and commons can play there all better players hh.

27.) 14 Aug 2016 15:44:45
Bit harsh BigD with the rat comment, easy big fella. Did you celebrate his goal against Hearts? . i'm not his biggest fan either but that language is reserved for the the fans across the city.

28.) 15 Aug 2016 04:13:01
ok is wee rodent or wee C**t better since rat seems like some taboo word on this forum and I actually missed the goal he scored but I would have celebrated it if I hadn't. I support the team I love always it's a pity some players can't say the same.



16 Jul 2016 15:48:37
For anyone who wanted O'Connell to play against red imps rather than ambrose now you have your answer as to why he didn't.


1.) 16 Jul 2016 15:52:02
He has been really poor just as well we didn't get punished more. Attacking play much better.

2.) 16 Jul 2016 16:00:00
See previous posts could not get a game for Oldham last year before he got injured. MacCart is a better prospect.

{Ed007's Note - See previous posts. Celtic fans immediately get on a young players back if he's not an instant world beater then the next second/minute/day/week they will chastise the manager for not playing youth players.}

3.) 16 Jul 2016 16:18:50
You can't win with our fans, if O'Connell was responsible for a goal due to an error then he would never get over it especially in Europe

At least Efe is used to it and it doesn't seem to affect him either way.

4.) 16 Jul 2016 16:29:43
Just noticed Forrest with the captain's armband on wtf has Rodgers been smoking.

5.) 16 Jul 2016 17:05:29
It's a friendly! If he doesn't get a run out even in a friendly how can we ever assess him or expect him to develop? I prefer Kelleher from what I've seen and Ajer looked alright in there but that's besides the point. I'm glad O'Connell got a run out. Although there's a performance there to be analysed, and citicised of course, these games are an exercise, for BR more than anybody.

Did LG and MD look any brighter together?

Was it a strong Wolfsburg side? I'd imagine Draxler and Schürlle won't have been playing but Dost? Kruse?

6.) 16 Jul 2016 23:07:29
Missing at least 5 players that would start and had a new 10 mill striker on the bench

Even in a friendly I feel more assured that we will destroy the Imps on Wednesdsy.

7.) 16 Jul 2016 23:56:05
I will never understand Celtic supporters, no Celtic player is ever ok or fairly good . He is either over rated or else he is pish, bombscare or useless .
Sometimes it might help the team to have more moderate views of our players.




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26 Apr 2017 21:29:49
it would have to mean more than just redeveloping the main stand even if they were to raise the main stand in line with the rest it was only taking it up to 75k does anyone know where you find the planning request?




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22 Apr 2017 17:10:13
Having never seen this guy play looked him up and watched a youtube video (yes I know) he looks a bit small and I would say a little rash but has good pace while watching that I checked his teammate Sam Larsson who looked pretty good as well but again youtube videos can make most players look good but he seemed to have a good turn of pace and vision can score a free kick as well.




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15 Apr 2017 18:45:08
If they do the job on the pitch I don't care how much they cost however I would prefer us to unearth another cheap gem than pay over the odds for someone remember we paid collectively 1 million for Larsson, Moravcik, and Agathe.




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12 Mar 2017 12:47:17
maybe Brendan want's to give more game time to player's committed to staying at Celtic.




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01 Mar 2017 00:10:52
Probably the first time ever but i agree with aindoh it was scandalous how efe was treated by lennon and commons and a large selection of our support which destroyed his confidence good luck to him.


{Ed007's Note - The same fans that booed Johansen our POTY off the park while trolling the internet screaming that Scott Allan should be playing.... I'd have Efe playing at CB or CDM before Mulgrew who was let away with murder by the support every time he played.
Johansen would be running amok for us in the No.10/ CAM position under Rodgers and with Rogic still struggling for fitness.}




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22 May 2017 19:10:11
maybe we need 4 keepers cos strachan is planning on playing 2 to give Scotland a better chance.




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15 May 2017 03:28:02
the article is from October last year sure if there was any substance to it it would be the daily front page with certain *Ahem* newspapers.




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30 Apr 2017 22:44:19
they book players for covering their face with their shirt ala ravanelli style as well ridiculous if you ask me.




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18 Mar 2017 23:06:13
Agree with the McGinn comment from 007 thought we should have taken him when he left st Mirren remember him being a standout player for them and gave Scot Brown a torrid time have not seen him play for Hibs though.


{Ed007's Note - My mate that scouts for Accies has watched him a lot more than me over the years and said the same as you, D, we should have signed him from St Mirren. I've only watched a few Hibs games this season but he always looks the part and works his socks off.
I know that's still Championship level but we would - and have - happily send our youngsters to Hibs on loan so why not take a punt on him? He'd fit into that wee 'clique' of young Scots besides the likes of Tierney, Armstrong, Henderson, McGregor even Forrest and he would be more than capable of playing in any domestic games for us.}



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15 Mar 2017 01:47:44
@unionjack where in my post did i mention the referee?