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31 Jan 2019 22:56:59
Mulumbu. Commper. Gamboa. De Vries. (Hayes? Allen? Hendry? )

These seem to be the worst sort of signings in retrospect: reactionary impulse-buys. But did they get a fair shake?


1.) 31 Jan 2019 23:21:22
Hendry will improve and play a part for us
Hayes was unlucky with the leg break and being up against our best attacking player in Sinclair
The rest were just not right for one reason or another.
In Allen we sent a better player on loan to hibs in young Henderson.

2.) 31 Jan 2019 23:25:35
Hayes was rotten before leg break. Really failed to impress against Linfield slippery slope from there.

3.) 01 Feb 2019 00:11:10
Footballs not as simple as being a good or bad player.

For me Hayes would never suit our style. He likes to go wide and cross balls in. We don't play like that, bizarre signing.

De Vries was simply terrible.

Gamboa had a hard time tbh, given games once every few months. Sometimes against world class sides then judged on it

Mulumbu would suit a Strachan style side. Strict positioning etc. Rodgers style requires a lot of movement and more agility in the midfield. Shame cos he's no as bad as people make out.

Hendry is just terrible. Compper injuries make it impossible. Allan. Who knows what that was about.

4.) 01 Feb 2019 01:54:35
Most of these guys would have done well in other Celtic teams but if you look at the players they’re trying to compete with, it’s a hard gig to break into that team. While they remain at the club, they still give us value as strength in depth and keep the first team players on toes.

5.) 01 Feb 2019 02:58:31
Kev I don’t post as much as I want to on here cos you generally post what I’m thinking 1st. But in this case I disagree I’d love Hendry to come good bit he’s a project that hasn’t and won’t work out just not good enough. Hayes is another who would probably run through a brick wall for us but in fairness so would I if I had the chance another not good enough.
Happy with the window tho never saw Burke as a no9 but that’s only from what I read of the bhoy but think he could do us a turn their prefer to see eddy in behind he’s got that killer pass in his locker. Weah looks a player but not as a lone striker. Agreed with you all along on sinky people don’t seem to see the overall contrite brings to the team
All in all up front we’ve got players far superior to the rest and as for our weak defence can anyone name an spl player we would have in place of any of them?
Here we go 10iar.

6.) 01 Feb 2019 07:18:11
Welshy Jack Hendry has only been here a short time and was hung out to dry this season. Ye he is raw but he does have the attributes to improve.

7.) 01 Feb 2019 08:13:09
Tesla you have contradicted yourself regarding Hendry. End of the day he needs more game time and at start of season it was looking likely Christie would be away but look what happened there.

Hendry needs a loan spell to get regular top flight football as he has potential. Personally I think he is a better option than Scott mckenna.

8.) 01 Feb 2019 09:14:12
If you look at Hendry’s performance in the Aberdeen game at CP in Sept, he’s got all the hallmarks of a top quality CB. I think he’ll develop.

9.) 01 Feb 2019 09:52:17
Hendry is still young and has plenty of good attributes but needs time to mature and needs to be playing each week to learn from the mistakes. CB’s don’t often peek in their early 20’s, Hendry could do with playing with a team like Aberdeen for 18months.

10.) 01 Feb 2019 09:56:58
In the past I was a Hendry fan because I felt he looked comfortable on the ball and central defenders improve by age and experience.
Now I believe that Hendry can't do basic defending.
Against partick thistle in the cup he ran beside the goalscorer without as much as a challenge. He then found himself out of the squad for the next 5 games and then 1 game after that he was an unused sub. In those 6 matches Celtic conceded only 1 goal which was away from home in europe.
At that time Celtic looked quite comfortable at the back, then comes the killie away game where Brendan made a few changes.
Hendry comes in from the wilderness and in my opinion caused the 2 goals we conceded because he can't do basic defending.
When burke scored the equaliser hendry refused to try and close him down and gave him a free pop at goal and then the winner he lost the goalscorer he was marking at a corner.
As I said before I could see potential because he is good on the ball but the boy can't defend and you can't teach those basic defending skills like tackle, close down your opponent and don't easily lose your man at a set piece.
From that day I knew Hendry was not going to make it at Celtic which is unfortunate.

11.) 01 Feb 2019 10:05:18
Where have I contradicted myself?

He had a fair run of games and was hopeless. Why do you think he's our last choice CB right now? Even Rodgers said he needs to develop more.

He's not 18 either, he's almost 24 in a few months. So when will he be ready? 27?

As for Christie, I never said Christie was a bad player. I actually always said Christie was a good player even before his loan to Aberdeen.

12.) 01 Feb 2019 11:05:05
Footballs not as simple as being a good or bad player. "

Well Tesla if your saying that do you not think Hendry deserves a chance of regular football on a loan spell considering fact he has only played a grand total of 70 professional first team games in his whole career at age 24? Surely you will agree he is inexperienced at age 24 and a loan spell to a team like Aberdeen would do him well?

Was using Ryan Christie as an example of how successful his loan spell was.

13.) 01 Feb 2019 12:11:49
I don't and can't see at any time that Hendry will come good yes he has had one decent game but that's it I am sure he is 23? So not really a young man as far as a footballer is concerned I am sure he is a good lad but not a good enough player for us I really hope he can prove me wrong.

14.) 01 Feb 2019 13:15:56
Tony2bhoy he is not going to come good unless he gets game time. Also most CB come good at 26/ 28 so he still has time on his hands.

15.) 01 Feb 2019 16:10:56
IMO Hayes isn’t good enough for Celtic.

16.) 01 Feb 2019 18:55:31
There are many Celtic fans who think nobody playing for other club in Spl are good enough for Celtic . There are also many Celtic fans with the benefit of hindsight love to say many players Celtic had signed were not good enough . It is easy to decide afterwards but I am sure our recruitment staff felt that if things worked out everyone could do a job . Injuries, loss of form, not able to adjust to big club, all can affect new players . It's a bit of a gamble with most transfers but if the new player gets off to a good start, they usually come good.

17.) 01 Feb 2019 19:58:34
I would partly agree Hibsboy, Hayes isn’t good enough for this Celtic team but in a different era he’d have gotten into the team and done well. Hendry is a different proposition. He’s young and needs to gain experience. How many of us thought Ryan Christie would be a first choice AM when he came back from Aberdeen? I think we should be careful with Hendry as we should have been with Andy Robertson when we had him.

18.) 01 Feb 2019 20:28:29
It's got nothing to do with him being from SPL for me.

I liked Hartley, Robson, McDonald etc

Hendry looks like he's a long way from being ready. Mentally he looks like playing for a big club intimidates him

He's replying to people criticising him on Facebook.

No room for being a snowflake at a club of this size. If you play poor you should be told and criticised.

That's why we are a big club.

We could try and develop hendry in next couple of seasons, but why?

We can easily attract a player twice his ability. It's to our detriment waiting for inferior players to catch up.

19.) 03 Feb 2019 09:53:05
I thought mulumbu done well in games I seen him, away to red bull in particular (I think) he was our only midfielder who won a tackle n passed it well.

Probably the right option v them in January as well tbh. Allan seemed like a Rodgers type player, guess its hard when 2 out of 3 spots in mf are taken wi Broon n calmac so only 1 spot up for grabs for the other 4 CMs.

20.) 03 Feb 2019 10:53:49
If, as has been suggested, Mulumbu was the dressing room tout who was telling stories to Fatman Kris Boyd then I'm glad he has gone. Obviously I have no definite knowledge and am commenting only on the rumour which may be right or wrong.
He did look like a talented lad when he was at Killie though and I had hoped he could have brought something a bit different to our side. Obviously he won't play against us for the rest of the season so I hope he can do some damage to the sides around us in the league. HH.



24 Sep 2018 01:35:18
Shocked we're turning on the manager. Brendan Rogers is the best and only man for the job. He's been let down in even the modest aspirations he demonstrated in the summer. I worry that his remark about it taking a season to remedy might play as wishful thinking. We need to match his talent and ambition. And we need to be ruthless with the squad and fantastical with the speculation.


1.) 24 Sep 2018 06:08:26
We're blaming the manager because it's 100% his fault. He needs to turn it around very quickly. Does anyone on here enjoy watching us play? It's pathetic the way we pass it around and makes it incredibly easy for our opponents.

2.) 24 Sep 2018 09:50:12
With the exception of 3 players, brendan's signings have been poor. I painted this picture a few weeks ago. The win over rangers papered the cracks. We stuggled against st mirren, barely beat hamilton and if it wasn't for the killie defenders mistake we wouldn't have scored. HH☘.

3.) 24 Sep 2018 13:17:24
Everyone at the club is culpible in this mess.
*The board have let us all down with the poor transfer window.
*Rodgers tactics aren’t working, and he doesn’t seem keen to change them.
*The players seem to have downed tools for some reason.
And let’s be honest, Celtic Park is a morgue these days. There’s no noise (and I include myself in that) , so the fear factor isn’t there anymore. The fans need to get behind the players on the pitch, and scare the opposition players.
The boyata banner didn’t help, but to his credit he’s kicked in instead of going in a huff.

4.) 24 Sep 2018 15:41:21
CC. he needs to look at this slow build up with the monotonous side to side . side to back then repeat ad nauseam for 90 mins style of play. wanting rid of him just now is ridiculous. but don't agree he is the only man for the job . the whole recruitment set up is shocking and needs overhauled and improved immediately .



30 Apr 2018 22:16:56
Funniest rumour I've heard in a while. The Guardian are reporting KT is off . . . to Bournemouth

:D :D :D.


1.) 30 Apr 2018 23:22:27
Aye and I'm signing for Real Madrid. Clueless journalists 🤣.

2.) 01 May 2018 11:46:07
I live near Bournemouth and you would not believe the arrogance of English supporters. When you ask why KT would leave a great club like Celtic they reply but it is the Premier League as if it is the Holy Grail. PL is not the Greatest league nor does it have the best players in the world. No matter what some people might say. It is no different than it was 50 years ago it still relies upon foreign players to make up the squads which are larger than in Scotland which means more competition. Yes it pays better but money is not everything pride happiness and success can be just as important.

3.) 01 May 2018 14:28:31
A few years ago it was the best league in the world

then when Leicester won - it was the most competitive league in the world

now man city are 1000 point clear. its the most English league in the world?

its all hype and if you are daft enough to believe it.

4.) 01 May 2018 14:56:40
KT to Boremouth? I’m gutted, I was hoping he would join me at Barca. That’s it, I’m knocking them




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15 Feb 2019 13:46:36
Trying to recall another team playing it about inside 2 yards, so as to rely upon sliding challenges from the goalie, back and forth across the goalline. Is this Brendan's innovation? Hard to imagine the circumstances under which it could inspire much confidence.


1.) 15 Feb 2019 14:17:40
Think that was because there was no midfielder making themselves available to come and take the ball and drive forward with it, McGregor should be in Browns position.

2.) 15 Feb 2019 14:34:49
They did seem to play part of the game at least in each other's accustomed roles Aindoh, or so I thought. But yeah I guess that partly explains it. Very odd to see!

3.) 15 Feb 2019 16:24:35
The midfield offered nothing at all aindoh you're right there. Sinclair came deep a few times but apart from that, nada. Brown and both full backs need to be a lot better on the ball playing it from the back as well mind. I was personally thinking Brown might get hooked at half time, or at the very least get CalMac alongside him as another option, and one who looks better on the turn.



31 Jan 2019 20:21:53
Think I'd seriously consider offering Ambrose a short-term gig if we haven't got an RB coming in. Wouldn't like to rely on him at CB I think. But he's had a great run at Hibs and left a lot of disappointed fans.

Am I losing it?


1.) 31 Jan 2019 20:28:00
Strange reporting on bbc saying we have signed both Americans Perez and the runaway Gutman?

2.) 31 Jan 2019 20:28:31
Aye your are.

3.) 31 Jan 2019 20:29:35
I’d agree Cav and thought the same before he left Hibs 👍.

4.) 31 Jan 2019 20:37:38
Rich T, you're right, Perez and Gutman are now confirmed. Shved confirmed, still time for the lad at Dortmund which I believe is nearly done too. HH.

5.) 31 Jan 2019 20:48:22
Centre back pairing of ambrosse and boyata give me strength Iol. I would thather Gamboa at right back before him.

6.) 31 Jan 2019 21:00:05
It’s confirmed we have signed both Americans Perez and the runaway Gutman.

7.) 31 Jan 2019 21:23:58

8.) 31 Jan 2019 22:02:36
Guido, I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore😂😂😂.

9.) 31 Jan 2019 22:27:05
you found me out, BrassHand :)

10.) 31 Jan 2019 22:59:47
And the German lad saved my blushes about Efe.

I always fancied him in the wanyama role anyway.

11.) 01 Feb 2019 01:43:23
Good shout Calvalcanti. I’ve been quite vocal in the past about not bringing players back but Ambrose is one of the few I’d make an exception for. He was outstanding prior to his horror show against Juve but sadly he never recovered from it. If there’s anyone who could get him back to his best, it’s BR.



03 Nov 2018 23:37:26
Great to see so many positive posts and responses right now. Anyone think we can get a result on Thursday? If so, how do we go about it? Keep the faith in the new starters? Trust in our newly competent back line and absorb what they have? I can see a result but damned if I'd like to set the team up for this one.


1.) 04 Nov 2018 00:06:53
I’d stick with the same lineup and game plan. European ties are always different at home than they are away and with a full house getting right behind the team, we have a chance against most teams. I think that’s BR’s philosophy and whilst we’ve taken a few hidings along the way, we’ll get better at dealing with this level of opposition. We had a huge amount of possession against Zenit last year at CP and they’re no mugs.

2.) 04 Nov 2018 07:22:21
Everytime Leipzig go through on goal. Blind them with the disco light's.

3.) 04 Nov 2018 08:22:12
Tbh I would fancy us against anyone at Parkhead👍.

4.) 04 Nov 2018 09:06:31
If the team can keep there head and cut out the silly mistakes then I would be confident that the team from weekend can get a result.

5.) 04 Nov 2018 11:19:21
Think he'll put ntcham in for Christie and that's no slite in the boy but we'll need natural midfield players.

6.) 04 Nov 2018 11:23:34
Will be interesting to see how Benkovic plays in Europe against a good footballing team.

7.) 04 Nov 2018 08:35:22
Good to see the positive posts must save Ed a fortune on anti depressants.

{Ed007's Note - And on my anger management therapy!



04 Oct 2018 21:44:11
Must've watched a different game from ya'll. The criticism of Lustig and Hendry is out of control. Both played well enough over the 90.

With an out-ball we would have conquered them tonite.


1.) 04 Oct 2018 22:22:41
I thought overall we defended well. My issue is Craig Gordon. He gives the defence absolutely no confidence and needs replaced with a top keeper. Love lustig but we're crying out for a new right back. What a difference these 2 things would make to us.

2.) 04 Oct 2018 22:33:28
Lustig was rotten and hendry did as well as he could. Time to play Gamboa more often.

3.) 05 Oct 2018 00:05:05
Lustig was shocking for the equaliser, he was more focused on not conceding a penalty when he should've put his body on the line to stop the ball. As a team tho in the second half we weren't at the races, infact it was before that we started gifting possession.

4.) 05 Oct 2018 11:58:08
Stephboy2 you're right mate, that's 3 goals conceded from lusting square onto the guy at the by line in Europe this year, not good enough. Time to hang the boots up or move on .



25 Sep 2018 22:41:06
Passion and ambition have one thing in common: they require sustenance. We got a great guy in to run our team, and failed to keep him sweet. You all know what comes next.


1.) 25 Sep 2018 23:17:59
Well I'm hoping u tell me what sustenance means.

2.) 26 Sep 2018 00:05:02
It's not all bad lads we're only 1 point behind the greatest team Scottish football has seen ;)

3.) 26 Sep 2018 02:04:41
when u sell your best striker with an hour to go and don’t replace then the board deserves everything it gets. much will we spend in january or will we sell? any players we could sell? I’m sure we’ll find somebody to sell. we will make a profit in January aswell. business module. feck the fans who cares about us?

Bitton still playing? how long till we are told he is training brilliant and deserves to start again? Adam Virgo still play football? we’ll done Celtic. Don McLean song American pie. the day the music died cheers Celtic superb.

4.) 26 Sep 2018 04:55:39
We have definitely stagnated, and rangers have improved (not hard after last season) . At the last minute we lost a wantaway striker. perhaps br thought he would be here all year? . Our start has been abysmal and the transfer window is over. However we still beat them. As soon as they won and we lost the likes of boyd et al are crying crisis lol. let's see what the next two weeks bring. i watched the killie game over here and didn't think the players weren't trying. just thought some of them switched off. The last thing we need is us to become as self-entitled as others. the chase is on;)

5.) 26 Sep 2018 08:41:25
I watched the hibs game last night, what a good attacking display unlucky not to win by a fair margin I felt only if they took their chances it could of been 4-5 goals, it took no more than 5 seconds to get it from ambrose in defence to Boyle in the final 3rd they did that all night great to watch and looked like celtic under Lennon I wish we would return too the attack attack attack instead of this slow pass pass keep the ball in our defence game that's not how champions should play and not how the mighty celts should play.

6.) 26 Sep 2018 11:59:02
Chrisbhoy7 I watched the Hibs game and you are correct regarding the chances Hibs created, Hibs didn’t have a wall in front of them as we have in all our games with teams refusing to cross the halfway line. You can be sure Aberdeen won’t set up on Saturday the same as they did last night they will sit in as the others do. oldkilly.

7.) 26 Sep 2018 20:54:02
I know what your saying Killy very true they all sit deeper than they do with other teams athough I did think Aberdeen sat a bit deeper against hibs too they rarely got up the field, I just think the hibs moved it faster and more direct I'm not worried celtic will get the ruthlessness back sooner rather than later I hope.




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14 Feb 2019 23:29:55
LOL Lh88. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Yes its a dreadful line and shows where my expectations are. Both brutal, but they give it all.




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10 Feb 2019 12:43:14
I like Hayes. He's definitely turning into our new Nir Biton. Got a lot of respect for any player that shows up in the manager's plans out of position--but a winger moreover. He could definitely see more game time in his more accustomed roles and I'd like to see what he's got. He was great against celtic almost every time I saw him before the move.




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10 Feb 2019 12:38:15
Bench: Ntcham, Edouard, Weah.

The time will come when we will marvel at that.

Hail and indeed Hail again bhoys and ghirls.




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31 Jan 2019 22:40:23
Its an Iran-contra sort of thing. Sell him to us, ship him out to Caracas in a celtic foundation t-shirt. Buy some kitsch Maduro miniatures with the proceeds. Everyone's a winner.




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15 Jan 2019 23:07:11
What even happened to Adam Matthews, JFP--totally forgot about him. Thought he was great here.





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20 Feb 2019 20:31:39
Thought that initially too Aindoh. If we fancy our chances you're right; but if its a long, defensive night its got to be el capitan.




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20 Feb 2019 14:42:58
Id play 2 up I think, and think I'd go with Edouard and Weah initially (with Christie making weah) . Ping the ball at the corner of the penalty box like Liverpool last night.




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15 Feb 2019 14:34:49
They did seem to play part of the game at least in each other's accustomed roles Aindoh, or so I thought. But yeah I guess that partly explains it. Very odd to see!




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15 Feb 2019 13:39:42
I thought they got to Brown. Saw him niggling at them and remonstrating and figured they just decided to bam him up a bit. Could be wrong.




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14 Feb 2019 23:26:57
Boyata can pass the ball. Even seen Jozo demonstrate it. Benkovic is one of the best passers in the team if not the best. I see what BR wants there and respect his trusting the personnel. Not always going to work with reserves.

I can't account for the daft errors over all these years--do other teams commit them with such regularity? --except that this is what decent sides do to you.