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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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26 Jul 2017 22:38:46
ALF is out of contract this summer :P.


1.) 26 Jul 2017 22:58:39
ALF as in the wee hairy Jewish alien?

2.) 27 Jul 2017 02:55:37
Nah he's deid Adam Le fondre or maybe Charlie Austin.



28 Jun 2017 21:30:01
i see Viktor Fischer went to mainz for an undisclosed fee (presumeably less than the 3.8 mill he cost middlesborough) thought he would have been a good signing for us but i guess it wasn't meant to be maybe the new trialist will get a contract tho.




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.




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17 Aug 2018 17:15:25
Honduras is in central America Johnny so he's a central American has been 😉.




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25 Jul 2018 19:14:57
I think if we are going to play with wing backs more this season we should hold onto Gamboa unless we get a big offer for him.




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16 Jun 2018 16:00:46
Yes very good I'm just trying to be realistic when a team from one of the bigger leagues comes calling and they most likely will an extra year or two would give Celtic a stronger hand Not trying to put a downer on him signing or anything it's just one thing that irks me when it comes to contracts when we all know these guys come in and sold on same as sell on clauses we should try for larger sell on clauses but anyway Welcome to Celtic OE.




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15 Jun 2018 17:05:21
I think with the business model we are using to buy young and develop to sell on for a profit we should be giving these players longer contracts to protect the investment and make as much from them as possible 2 years down the line OE could be our top striker banging the goals in and with only 2 years left on his contract weakens our position at the negotiating table.


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12 May 2018 16:26:21
Watched a couple of video's (yes I know) but this guy looks well worth 4 mill one video was his highlights v Real Madrid and although they lost 3-0 he looked impressive.





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07 Dec 2018 13:42:56
Agreed mally and it was the guy who scored the goal who committed it seems a lot of people have been overlooking it but a definite foul for me and if it had been given we more than likely would have won the game and all the drama would have been lessened but another point I thought gamboa played well however Edouard looked less than interested in the game we really need to get a new striker in.




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12 Nov 2018 14:25:41
I wouldn't say no to Roberts coming back for the right price but I think the priority should be a striker and someone like Sutton or hartson type big strong and good at holding up the ball and good in the air.




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09 Oct 2018 17:15:30
For me Rogic has been playing like commons lately having scored a few belters it went to his head and was trying to score any time he gets near the box so it was refreshing to see him make the killer passes rather going for goal himself who knows maybe someone had a word with him about it and he got back to being the creator.




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27 Sep 2018 19:12:51
Worth a Gamble in my opinion but I don't think it will happen.




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23 Aug 2018 21:04:10
Well said green oak can you imagine if it was Ronny deila managing some of our recent displays the sound of teeth gnashing would be deafening.