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Favourite player: Henrik Larsson

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01 Sep 2018 11:22:47
This will cheer everyone up. Celtic sign Armstrong Okoflex. Remember. that guy we apparently signed months ago? Just announced today. That'll cheer everyone up about losing Dembele.

1.) 01 Sep 2018 11:52:42
pretty cynical announcement that. They must really think we're stupid.

{Ed007's Note - Armstrong Okoflex is a 16-year-old kid that signed a contract in July that only came into force on the 1st of September. I've no idea why it was done like that - maybe some red tape to do with signing kids - but he's been training with us since we returned to pre-season training.}

2.) 01 Sep 2018 11:58:54
Maybe his contract only started today? Even so it seems a strange story to put out just after punting Dembele. He says he wants to make his debut before he's 17 and he might just get that chance if Griff and Edouard are out at the same time, which isn't unlikely.

{Ed007's Note - He's mainly plays at left wing.}

3.) 01 Sep 2018 14:16:43
No harm to the boy and I feel for him being used like this welcome to the club son. Hope you become a star with us.

4.) 01 Sep 2018 14:24:34
It seems we have a lot of highly rated young wingers. Johnston, Morgan, Okoflex and Dembele. I see Karamoko turns 16 in the next 5 months would hope we can get him signed up to a 5 year deal can see a few big clubs try poaching him.

5.) 01 Sep 2018 16:33:36
That’s my fear. Some rich barstewards stealing him. Get him signed as soon as we can. Also looking forward to seeing young Morgan. I think he will be a real asset.

6.) 01 Sep 2018 16:30:50
Young dembele plays a lot at number 10 a lot as well does he not?

7.) 01 Sep 2018 17:04:52
Has the wee man got any taller?



30 Aug 2018 13:00:01
Mulumbu apparently about to be announced 🙄.

1.) 30 Aug 2018 13:18:52
Free ✔️
Low wages ✔️
Not any better than what we have ✔️
Perfect Celtic signing ✔️.

2.) 30 Aug 2018 13:19:12
Offs, the joke that is Celtic has just got funnier. Shocking if this is our level of quality signings. HH.

3.) 30 Aug 2018 13:22:53
I like him as a player but free so that'll mean no Chirivella. Just selling players and replacing them with loans or freebies. perfect strategy for improving that is!

4.) 30 Aug 2018 13:23:14
Announced as a Swansea player?

5.) 30 Aug 2018 13:24:20
Sell Dembele for 22m and bring mulumbu in for nowt, sounds about right me! Uninspired and desperate!

6.) 30 Aug 2018 13:24:24
Honest guys, is this where we are at? Seriously? Am I really asleep and having a feckin nightmare? HH.

7.) 30 Aug 2018 13:30:52
It looks like all we are going to bring in is loans or free transfers. We are a joke at the minute . We hear that we don’t depend on champions league money, then when we go out it seems like all fees for players stops.
How do they sell that one to Brendan, you are basically shopping in the loan market 🙈😡.

8.) 30 Aug 2018 13:37:31
Was brilliant against us last year to be fair. And can play either role in the middle of the park - can sit like brown or push forward like ntcham, like he did when he scored the winner against us.

9.) 30 Aug 2018 13:44:14
Certainly not the worst considering he was far too good for kilmarnock and I'm sure a fair few on here were naming him as a potential signing this summer back in march/ april.

Still need a defender and probably a striker if dembele goes. Maybe he won't but it's looking likely.

10.) 30 Aug 2018 13:47:21
Utter garbage of a signing - Celtic are fast becoming a laughing stock

Completely disgusted with news.

11.) 30 Aug 2018 13:52:29
Decent player though. Good competition for Ntcham who's been a bit off the boil. Definitely still need a CB and Striker at the very least.

12.) 30 Aug 2018 13:54:49
Popped 'mulumbu' inti the search bar and he was getting mentioned as recently as two weeks ago.

Seems opinion was split in April regarding His suitability however I was right, there are people om here who were suggesting him.

I'll reserve judgement til he's played half a Season but his experience could be mite useful than say, Luiz, who is young and Brazilian (lest we forget juninho, Rafael) .

Could be a modern day lubo? 😂.

13.) 30 Aug 2018 13:56:48
Average Player. Typical lack of scouting type signing and will not excite fans. Where has the money gone? I thought it was THEM that was broke! 👎😩.

14.) 30 Aug 2018 14:04:06
This guy was very good last season. Bossed quite a few I watched and played well against us.
Am scratching my head wondering why people are moaning that we are signing an experienced footballer who has played at a high level and knows this league and we are getting him for free?

15.) 30 Aug 2018 14:16:58
Too positive Kev83. Were having a whinge just now, didn't you know? It's not cool to be positive, brother.

16.) 30 Aug 2018 14:19:28
Mulumbu is a good addition he walked the league last year. He stood out in a good killie side last season.

Well experienced and a bit of muscle in the middle of the park. He will be great support for Broony and Ntcham.

Still hoping defence gets sorted.

Some of you guys mentioning a replacement for Dembele if he goes who would yous suggest or who do you think we could be looking at?

17.) 30 Aug 2018 14:29:47
I reckon someone that’s been scouted for before. We’ll be contacting anyone and everyone in regards to Dembele moving. I’m thinking Reo Griffiths will come our way on loan as part of the deal. Or Sardar Azmoun if we can get a deal.

18.) 30 Aug 2018 15:05:49
He’s a very decent SPL level player who will do fine for us in the league. But as a statement of intent this stinks.

19.) 30 Aug 2018 15:38:27
So our scouting policy now consists of.
- played against us in spl
- man city youth team
- loan from PL

Wtf is going on, we used to unearth gems now we scratch around the same limited markets.

The board obviously have some blame here however BR is in charge of football operations and from what I can see its a rubbish show.

Mcginn, mckenna, mulumbu. (31, not like our previous policy n reeks of panic like compper) .

Serious questions asked top to bottom if this is our only purchase, good player or not, this shows we are in a very precarious situation. Could've got him months ago if he was the man we wanted.

20.) 30 Aug 2018 15:58:34
I said last week after Sudava game we are in dire need of a box to box midfielder someone who can take the ball off the defenders and won't give it away, Mulumbu could definitely be that guy for sure. I know a lot of guys are shouting for defenders, I don't think this is our biggest problem especially in Europe. I've noticed that most of the pressure we come under in European games is when either our defenders can't find a pass as our midfield are not working hard enough to find space or our midfield are getting caught in possession with their backs to goal which will always cause trouble for most teams at that level.
Whilst it may not be the most inspiring signing I do feel he is exactly the type of player we have been crying put for. This guy very rarely gives the ball away and has a fantastic engine.
Just saying like 💚🍀 HH.

21.) 30 Aug 2018 16:15:07
Roy a said the same thing after the Athens shambles, the midfield either passed it back n put the defence under pressure or didn't show for a pass when playing out from the back. Can't say I've seen much of malumba but I'm a bit uninspired by it to be honest, desperate looking signing as someone pointed out he's been available all summer.

22.) 30 Aug 2018 16:38:16
Armstrong out mulumbu in isn't an improvement or a long terms solution, it's get a guy in because we've messed up n running out of time n that's the problem, it surely confirms we have no real strategy or shortlist of well Scouted targets.

No mcginn deal he could've been in straight after, why wait till now? Actions n timing say a lot imo.



29 Aug 2018 18:55:33
Seems Man City midfielder Luiz has agreed a loan to Fernebache.

1.) 29 Aug 2018 19:43:03
We are crap at getting deals done.

2.) 29 Aug 2018 20:38:27
Exactly WC. I don't know if it's arrogance or incompetence or a mixture of the two but our transfer dealings are a total embarrassment every year. HH.

3.) 29 Aug 2018 21:28:08
I would lean toward the incompetence although once they signed Edouarde, there would have been a lot of smug back patting.

4.) 29 Aug 2018 23:51:06
Was we really after Luiz like pushing for a deal to be done? Just seems City was using us as a possible avenue of getting an easy work permit for Luiz. I'd much rather a permanent deal for Chirivella than a loan for Luiz. Can see that being a possibility as well as John Terry and maybe Benkovic and Solanke on loan too.

{Ed007's Note - How about this for a window before I go to bed...

John Terry on a free, Gary Cahill on loan with Chirivella and Nick Powell both bought?

And I've hacked Rich T's webcam....


5.) 30 Aug 2018 00:26:53
Id take that . its better than were getting at the moment . cahill would be a nice wee dream to wake upto . are us bhoys allowed to dream these days
Hail Hail.

{Ed007's Note - Do cyborgs dream of electric sheep..... Does Martine McCutcheon and Natalie Robb dream of your humble correspondent....


6.) 30 Aug 2018 12:04:58
That's no going to happen is it?



27 Aug 2018 08:06:38
Apparently being linked to a season long loan for Benkovic if Boyata leaves. Yet to make Leicesters squad since signing for £13m on a 5 year deal.

1.) 27 Aug 2018 08:32:36
We'll need to do something as I don't fancy putting our defence without boyata into the people game. Even if we get new players in n sell boyata what a baptism of fire for the new guy/ s, club have dithered here giving little to no time to bed in players is a joke.

Not that it wasn't obvious, but it is Abundantly clear their has been no CH signing strategy this year. Basic planning would know contracts and players situation, dates of key games and dates of window to get players in and ready for key fixtures. Everything we are doing now is rushed n reactionary, bad enough it wasn't sorted for CL qualifications, if we go into the first Derby with hendry, ajer n jozo as only CHs options then someone at celtic needs to be taken to task.

2.) 27 Aug 2018 08:37:02
Didn't we try to sign him before he went there?

3.) 27 Aug 2018 09:08:20
Yeah we've been linked with him for a few seasons. But clearly out of our price range. I got some stick in work when we was knocked out of CL as all the guys support Leicester so I was saying you lot can loan us Benkovic seeing as he's not making the squad. Again though it's a loan answer isn't immediately solving the CB issue but he is quality. Come the CL qualifiers next season (potentially) are we going to try qualify being short at the back again.

4.) 27 Aug 2018 09:17:34
Agree Kmax and Jozo or Boyata didn't exactly cover themselves in glory last season against them in the 3-2 game.

5.) 27 Aug 2018 10:34:53
Watching last night's Sportscene and it's the first time I have seen Sevco Steve's team so far. They reminded me of the Jock Wallace side of the 70's power and pace, kick and rush football and although I thought Motherwell looked to have outplayed them (particularly in the second half) , we will need to be strong and especially quick at the back down either wing to cut out crosses.
Apart from that if you look at the bigger picture, OK we have had defensive problems and our strikers/ attackers are off the boil; but we have dominated possession in almost every game and a better final ball and finishing will make all the difference.
The best TRIFC 2012 team ever assembled have just conceded three and sit a point behind a struggling Celtic - what's all the fuss?

6.) 27 Aug 2018 11:37:59
So is the window shut this Friday?

7.) 27 Aug 2018 12:05:24
Aye MP.

8.) 27 Aug 2018 16:28:53
I have no doubt that he is a good player but I don't think it says a lot about our scouting system/ board just now if at this late in the window all we can come up with as a loan signing I am sure there is good / better CBs than what we have out there that we can afford to be our player not just to panic loan to try to appease the supporters YES we had one of the best defence records last year but in Europe we were found out badly I for one am still angry we did not fix that AT THE START OF THE WINDOW we might have still been in the CL qualifiers if we had.

9.) 27 Aug 2018 22:42:48
Benkovic? a guy the board refused to pay about £5-6 million for?

Lol, typical board behaviour.

10.) 28 Aug 2018 07:06:40
We were told the price was 20 million euros.

11.) 28 Aug 2018 18:06:06
We have given new players baptisms of fire in matches against Rangers1872 before without any obvious problems.



27 Aug 2018 02:42:48
Seen this about the guy we are meant to be interested in. Samir Memisevic has been awarded the Man of the match as FC Groningen beat De Graafschap 1-0.

- 13/ 16 tackles won.
- 8/ 9 aerial duels won.
- 6 clearances.
- 1 interception

Guy looks like he can defend. Also linked with French CB Moukoudi too. Boyata, Compper out. Moukoudi, Memišević in. one can hope.

1.) 27 Aug 2018 05:50:09
Anybody know if there is any truth in these or just Twitter rumours?

2.) 27 Aug 2018 10:33:25
Memisevic link is nonsense. A celtic site said we shoukd sign him to be the next van Dijk purely because he plays for Groningen.

The Bosnian media obviously picked up on this and a day or 2 later ran with a story that we were interested in him.

3.) 27 Aug 2018 11:30:27
I know I pointed that out the other day but it is a rumours site after all.




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01 Sep 2018 11:48:26
Anyone think Ben Arfa and Lacina Traore would be worth a punt as free agents?

1.) 01 Sep 2018 13:00:34
Adam Maher anyone?

2.) 01 Sep 2018 13:28:29
Would hope the 'laptop scouts' overseen by clueless Congerton are doing the same as you guys and trying to identify a 'free' striker?
LG has had his injury problems and big Eddy is just recovering; so that would leave us with Christie or Sinclair filling-in and a very lightweight forward line. There must be someone for the short term, until the next (sorry her'e that word again) 'window'.

3.) 01 Sep 2018 14:19:04
Traore would be a great signing. He's a giant and would give us a different option up front.

4.) 01 Sep 2018 14:51:35
Would 100% take Ben Arfa. Quality player with bags of ability and different to what we have at the moment. Not sure if he brings some unwanted baggage though.

5.) 01 Sep 2018 15:27:09
Agree Ice man it seems he does carry some baggage. Seen he was meant to be disruptive at Newcastle and has fitness issues too but a class players no doubt. Maybe he's changed in all those years.



30 Aug 2018 19:38:41
Anyone know where you can watch the game tonight? Is it on Celtic TV?

{Ed007's Note - Yes it's on CelticTV or here's a stream:


1.) 30 Aug 2018 19:46:22
Thanks Ed much appreciated 👍.

{Ed007's Note - No worries.}



26 Aug 2018 18:04:54
3 points is what was needed but apart from wasteful finishing and good defending it was always comfortable. Thought when needed we defended well passed well from defence. even Gordon completed a few. Boyata as much as he should get punted steadied the ship and done a professional job despite the banner and criticism aimed towards him. Now we just need to get some faces in and move a few out and freshen the squad up before the weekend.

1.) 26 Aug 2018 18:27:44
There's no doubt about the need to improve, but it's not just a new face or two that could help; there are still a few out there that are not doing it - and underperforming against much weaker opposition.
I've no idea what is going to happen to Allen, Christie, Biton, Eboue, Benyu and Hayes over the next week or so, but guys like Rogic and Forrest need to know there are players ready to step-in if and when they continue to tread water and offer very little.
Generally, we created and missed a lot of chances, but a clean sheet was long overdue and it's better than the previous couple of games were we created very little and conceded soft goals.

2.) 26 Aug 2018 19:12:36
Didnt see the game so can't comment. Hear it was slow and ponderous? Did watch the Motherwell game. Rangers are no great side but they play like Hearts, lots of running and fight. Morales did little. Lafferty is a handful but they have a very effective left back. Great at crossing on the run. He will run Lustic ragged so we need some help on our right side. No sideways passing they run with the ball. We need to get control of the ball. If we do they have little to offer but break very fast and it really depends if we are up for the fight. If welay as we can we will win but if we go all pedestrian and allow them to throw balls into the box time and time again we will be in trouble so BR needs to get some energy into our team. If ee can get Eddy and Moussa up front we will get goals. Going forward they are good but the defence plays quite deep. In reality we should not get beaten by thst mob. Nothing great but they all give 110% and the left back is class. that's where all their attacks come from. Stop them playing there and we should be ok but we need some legs and energy or we will make it difficult for ourselves. They do play a very open game so we will get chances its about our defence coping with the cross ball. Gordon needs to start commanding the box better.

3.) 27 Aug 2018 01:19:32
When will Morgan be available? .

4.) 27 Aug 2018 06:16:34
I think it was a knee problem. Another 3 to 4 weeks i believe but who knows. Might be longer.



25 Aug 2018 13:34:54
What's people's thoughts on team tomorrow? Hopefully rest a few key players for Thursday. I'd go with

Gamboa Hendry Ajer Izzy
Ntcham Kouassi
Hayes Rogic Sinclair

1.) 25 Aug 2018 13:41:49
Hayes? Are you mental?

2.) 25 Aug 2018 14:12:02
£uck Thursday. We've already seen what happens when we take our eye off it against hearts. Full strength for me.

3.) 25 Aug 2018 16:06:31
Exactly Stephbhoy2. Rest players? We are hardly playing a European gaint on Thursday. It's consistency we now at the min. I know l might get shot for this but if Scott Allan is not going to go out on loan is it not worth giving him a chance as the guy has an eye for a pass. He did well for hibs last season on loan. I won't have kouassi anywhere near the side. Unfortunately for me all he seems to do is pass sideways.

4.) 25 Aug 2018 20:54:01
If he picked a team like that above, I would personally demand his sacking before Thursday . We have to beat Hamilton on Sunday, that is our priority at this stage .

5.) 26 Aug 2018 01:09:22
We need to play our full strength team and get back to winning well. Play same side Thursday and sunday.



18 Aug 2018 11:35:23
So Izzy, Gamboa, Johnston and Sinclair will be on the flanks today. Hopefully they can provide Griffiths with a handful of goals today and give the team a boost.




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23 Sep 2018 15:08:25
What happened to Benkovic?



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21 Sep 2018 23:07:45
Agree, If we are to play that set up again perhaps not Rogic and Calmac together behind Eddy. not for Europe anyway. Griffiths up top with Eddy and Calmac behind. Or perhaps a switch around if Mulumbu hits the grpund running have him further back with Brown and have Ntcham and Eddy in behind Griffiths. Worth a tinker as it just isn't clicking so far.



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20 Sep 2018 23:08:24
Christie and Mulumbu in for Rogic and Ntcham Sunday. Both look absolutely drained of energy.



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20 Sep 2018 22:28:15
Agree. Ntcham, Edouard and Rogic was honking. Thought KT and Benkovic strolled it. Forrest defended really well too while he was on.



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20 Sep 2018 19:00:15
There's plenty of quality at a snip it's scouting the right leagues. Surely there is plenty of players in the likes of Poland, Slovakian, Serbian, Austrian, Swiss, Croatian leagues that will be an improvement on what is already here and we probably pay better wages than most teams in those leagues too. Agree with Kev those players was all projects and turned out to be great players for us. We need to improve on our scouting and recruitment and not leave it too late to sign these kind of players before someone else beats us to it.




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23 Sep 2018 15:24:09
Especially wjen you see how quickly Killie pass out from the back to midfield we dither and take forever on the ball.



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23 Sep 2018 15:20:35
I said the same and was told "away to bed" don't hear the same wallopers passing comment now on us strolling the league!



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23 Sep 2018 15:17:54
Don't get why we don't go with the tactics that was practiced during the preseason. If we play 2 behind the striker then Edouard in behind Griff along with a handful of others to choose from. Edouard plays better supporting the striker.



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23 Sep 2018 15:14:05
We need a CF, RB, CA and box to box midfielder that is creative. Can't see that being okay'd in Jan it'll be the usual rubbish excuses of we tried but can't get that kind of quality in during Jan. or during the summer either!



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13 Sep 2018 07:36:45
I think both Ralston and O'Donnell play a similar game.