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03 Jun 2016 12:23:18
I saw a rumour that Norwich and a few other clubs are looking to take Patrick Roberts on loan next season and hijack the deal he has with Celtic.
I've no idea what the details are of his loan, but I wondered if this could actually happen?
I'm not a great fan of loan signings, but if this is true, then it just shows what a nonsense a lot of them are.


1.) 03 Jun 2016 13:04:03
It woukd be a hammer blow. Arguably our mist gifted player and has the sort of return a Celtic winger should have. Having a pkayer like that on loan though, we'd only have ourselves to blame.

2.) 03 Jun 2016 15:46:45
Gerryc i wouldn't worry too much. As much as i'm not a PL fan, i'm sure he will have made sure there was no call back option for man city as a 6 month loan would of been pointless for both parties. After the success of developing Denayer it would be in Roberts best interest to stay put.

3.) 03 Jun 2016 17:52:43
Why are some of you guys going on about zlatan it will never happen get a grip of reality it's absolutely nonsense.

4.) 03 Jun 2016 19:17:48
I haven't seen the odds from the bookies, but if it was true that Celtic were second favourites for his signature, then why wouldn't fans want to talk about it.
There's enough nonsense spouted on your own sites for you to worry about without you bothering what is written on ours.

5.) 03 Jun 2016 19:54:50
Gerry what makes u think wullie1967 is one of them? A would've thought 1967 would give u a hint? Maybe am wrong n it's the year he was born but even if it was, what rangers man would put our finest year into his name?

6.) 03 Jun 2016 22:51:25
Well said Stephbhoy and gerryc I'm a real Celtic supporter don't miss a game and I'm not stupid in thinking zlatan comming to Celtic stupid rumours like that are embarrassing.

7.) 04 Jun 2016 09:47:28
why is it embarrassing wullie, the man himself said he would love to play for us, are we not allowed to think that maybe he was considering us?, its a rumours page mate. i found it quite refreshing to see us linked with a class act rather than the usual dross .

8.) 04 Jun 2016 10:14:57
Exactly bhoywonder it's a rumour page it was never going to happen, don't no if you no but people make this stuff up all the time especially on here you could start a rumour on here about Messi comming and it would take off lol
Hail hail.

9.) 04 Jun 2016 10:39:22
Wullie 1967, I apologise to you, I made a mistake in reading your post.

10.) 04 Jun 2016 10:46:00
i get what your saying wullie but i felt this was different as in he's spoke of his admiration for us and his agent saying some will be surprised, in reality were today linked with steven taylor, give me a ibra fantasy than a taylor reality every time pal.

11.) 04 Jun 2016 14:49:32
A think we are all just wanting a name in and hopefully it will happen soon hail hail.

12.) 05 Jun 2016 04:03:11
Wullie1967 we don't want any names in we want a big name in.




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28 Nov 2016 12:03:23
I thought it was a very impressive performance yesterday.
There seems to be a real hunger in the team at the moment, even when we have injuries, the players coming in are really stepping up, it's great to see players enjoying their football and it shows the respect they have for the manager.
To cap it all, I'm sure I heard Derek McInniss say that the better team won.
For him to admit that, shows what a dominant performance the team put in.


1.) 28 Nov 2016 13:58:33
Hunger skill and tactics equals success and we had all yesterday in abundance. No doubt Brendan has the answers even before the questions are posed . Last season so many people argued that neither Brown nor Forrest had any future with Celtic . Yesterday they were doubtless the two best players on the pitch . It is especially rewarding when one of own Forrest plays so well . He started this season in tremendous form, so good that opposing managers started to double mark him to quieten him down . Unbelievably some Celtic fans used these few quiet games, to get on his back but yesterday he put on a performance that he will be delighted to tell his grandchildren skilful running, end product and bravery all present in abundance
Meanwhile Paddy Roberts got a rare enough start and had a reasonably good game and showed promise.

2.) 28 Nov 2016 16:10:23
Biggest transformation is forrest looks a different player under brendan and broonys like a new signing.

3.) 28 Nov 2016 16:57:19
It makes a huge difference when the players want to play for a manager and buy into his enthusiasm and ideas and the difference in several players from last season is there for all to see.
We started the game yesterday full of confidence and determination and Aberdeen on the other hand looked apprehensive and nervous and I think this is because the fear-factor is back in Scotland.
There is also a good understanding developing between the centre backs and they are both growing in stature week by week.
The football we are playing is great to watch, with goals right through the team and BR still wants to improve and push-on.
It's a great time to be associated with Celtic just now.

4.) 28 Nov 2016 17:10:06
Old bhoy I want Forrest or anyone else wearing the hoops to do well, I back n backed broony despite folk saying he was finished. Forrest turned up yesterday after weeks of inconsistency n put in the performance that he needs to do more often, if he did so I would be over the moon as would a lot of other posters who see the holes in his game, I want the best for celtic n if brendan can get james more consistently starring in matches, n by that I mean running with the ball, beating men, being direct n scoring then what a player.
Again to a man we were excellent n out battled n out played the sheep from start to finish. Hail hail.

5.) 28 Nov 2016 19:24:21
Biggest difference this season is that Brendan is the manager and Ronnie isnt.



25 Oct 2016 17:43:45
I read that Aberdeen have been given a 50/ 50 split of the tickets for the league cup final.
I can never see the fairness in one team getting more tickets than the capacity of their ground whereas the other team has to have half their season ticket holders unable to go.
A couple of years ago Aberdeen had 40,000 odd at Celtic park for their final against Inverness, there's probably over 20,000 of them who haven't been to a match since, I don't think that it's right that these people are given priority over supporters who follow their team and put money into the game.
I should be okay for the final, but I feel for fans who support their team week in week out yet have to miss out to so called fans who only seem to appear when there is a cup at stake.


{Ed007's Note - We had 20,165 at the Motherwell game and 15,900 at the Alloa match so we've got our own fair share of fans that only come out for the 'big' games, Gerry.
In the interests of fairness I'd hope that those that attended the earlier rounds are given priority for the final.}

1.) 25 Oct 2016 19:37:06
Gerry I don't have a problem with the sheep getting half the tickets imo they deserve it . They regularly take a very decent support to Edinburgh Glasgow etc every second week. Its teams like St Mirren, Motherwell, St Johnstone etc that don't deserve half the stadium for cup finals.

2.) 25 Oct 2016 19:30:52
I accept that ED, but at least a lot of the supporters who didn't go to the Alloa or Motherwell games still attend matches.
Where I think it's wrong is that a lot of Aberdeen fans who don't go to any matches other than finals seem to have more entitlement to the tickets than fans who actually go to matches.
Two years ago Aberdeen were quite happy to have five or six times as many tickets as Inverness as they had more fans, it just seems wrong to me that when the roles are reversed they don't want to apply the same rules.

{Ed007's Note - I just don't understand why Celtic supporters that weren't at any the previous rounds should get any priority over Aberdeen fans that weren't at any previous rounds? The simple fact is that you never please everyone with ticket allocations, it's a nightmare even trying to do it on a supporter's bus never mind the moaning faced sods - not you of course :-p - in the whole support.
So why not give Aberdeen their allowance and then any they don't sell give as extra to Celtic?}

3.) 25 Oct 2016 20:48:17
They deserve their tickets just the same as us. They worked hard to get their same as us.

4.) 26 Oct 2016 13:12:37
Aberdeen will sell out their allocation, that's the difference.



10 Sep 2016 22:17:29
A big thanks to the manager and players, they gave me, and I would imagine every other supporter a brilliant day which will be remembered for a long time.
I thought that McInnis at Aberdeen was a sore loser, but he's nothing on Warburton. Apparently the reason they lost was because Lustig wasn't given a second yellow card when his team were 3-1 down and his side were down to 10 men.
He also reckons that there isn't a lot of difference between the teams quality wise.
The man is just deluded, their defence was an utter shambles, and going forward they created next to nothing.
I sincerely hope that they don't get rid of him, I don't want them to end up with a manager who actually might see the obvious, and sort them out, the way that Rodgers has done with us.
I've never missed the bigotry and violence that Rangers brought with them, when I see the pictures of the damaged toilets in the away end it just saddens me that the morons that followed the old club, have attached themselves to the new club and are again polluting our stadium.
The result today is the perfect response to them. Well done lads.


1.) 10 Sep 2016 22:57:18
The Lustig tripe is especially hilarious given he wasn't even booked by that point.

2.) 11 Sep 2016 09:14:21
I detested Souness when he was oldco manager, but this guy is an utter tosser. Typical arrogant, delusional cockney wideboy and the Sevco media will eventually see through it.

3.) 11 Sep 2016 19:02:38
If the sheep or hearts beat them then they will be calling for Warburton to be sacked and Aberdeen and hearts will take points off them. King won't put any money in so put any manager in there that you like. They are never going to catch Celtic or play Eurooean football of any type unless someone throws £10 to £15 mill into that club. Rangers saved Scottish football my backside. 10 in a row. Wonder what the odds are now?



23 Aug 2016 22:29:13
I didn't see the match tonight as I don't have BT sport, so I won't comment on the players.
I'm delighted though that we are through.
I hope though that Brendan Rodgers will look at our 3 away performances in the qualifiers and try to do something to make us more difficult to beat away from home. These type of performances have been happening for too long now, teams are finding it too easy to score and create chances against us, we have to become more resilient and difficult to beat.
I know it's not Celtic related but hats off to Dundalk they drew 1-1 with Leiga Warsaw tonight in Poland. I'm not Irish, but Ireland can be proud at how well they have done through these qualifiers, best of luck to them in the Europa league.




29 Jun 2016 14:58:15
ED, I read yesterday you saying that Spurs bid £6million for Dembele in January, do you know if Fulham rejected that bid?, it seems strange if they did seeing that we have signed him for next to nothing. Or did Dembele tell them he didn't want to go there?, which again seems strange as you would have thought that he would get a better deal at Spurs than we could offer him.
I'm not complaining about it, I just wondered what the story was behind it.


{Ed007's Note - Basically Dembele wasn't willing to go back on loan to Fulham. Spurs were willing to pay a premium to take him in January and still give the player a decent signing on fee but issues arose surrounding the possibility of loaning him back. Whilst it was what Fulham wanted and Spurs would have been happy with that, the player wanted the move to happen immediately.
Just out of interest here is the note's we had on Dembele in the January window:

Very, very unlikely for January but don’t rule out getting involved in a deal in the summer: Manchester United and Bayern Munich have both been aware of Moussa Dembele since his time at PSG and were both interested in signing him when he opted for Fulham as a 16 year old. Newcastle, Lille, Napoli, Everton and Spurs have also been looking at Dembele since the start of the season.
A move in January seems unlikely and the player will need to be advised that he doesn't end up moving only to be sat on the bench or playing in the reserves.

1.) 29 Jun 2016 17:09:33
Read a blog about the failed move from a Fulham fan.
He said that it would have cost Fulham more than the 6 million if he wasn't there because they would have more than likely been relegated

2.) 29 Jun 2016 17:21:17
My Tim pal has updated me on Dembele's fee/ wages etc. (he saw it online but not on a Celtic site)
We already knew of development fee around £500k to Fulham
The player himself is on basic £20/ £25k weekly with bonuses and a sign on fee around £250k, so Celtic have not broke their wage structure just yet.

3.) 29 Jun 2016 17:46:44
Thanks for that ED, I've not seen him play, but looking at the list of clubs that have shown interest in him, he must be a decent player, we seem to have done well in landing him.

{Ed007's Note - There's no doubts the lad's talent or potential, Gerry.}




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01 Nov 2016 17:21:40
I'm glad Dembele wasn't subbed in the semi final.




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09 Oct 2016 19:29:00
I think first of all a player has to have ability, the fitness side of things come afterwards.
I think a lot of the modern coaches are only interested in how athletic a player is, it doesn't seem to matter to them if they can actually trap a ball correctly or be able to make a pass to a teammate.
I've said it before, but I wonder how many of the modern coaches would have Jimmy Johnston in their teams?, I reckon a lot of them wouldn't like him dribbling with the ball, and they would no doubt want someone who tracked back better and had a good "engine".
I wouldn't mind betting there are quite a lot of young players out there who didn't make the grade because they were better footballers than athletes.




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19 Jun 2016 21:14:50
I thought Rodgers did a good job at Swansea but a poor job at Liverpool. I hope to goodness it's the Rodgers from Swansea that we see and not the Rodgers from Liverpool.
It always looked to me when I saw Liverpool play that he couldn't sort out their defence, if he struggles to sort out our defence then we are going to be in trouble.


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04 Jun 2016 10:39:22
Wullie 1967, I apologise to you, I made a mistake in reading your post.




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03 Jun 2016 19:17:48
I haven't seen the odds from the bookies, but if it was true that Celtic were second favourites for his signature, then why wouldn't fans want to talk about it.
There's enough nonsense spouted on your own sites for you to worry about without you bothering what is written on ours.





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26 Feb 2017 11:50:53
To be honest, if Brendan was to leave us I wouldn't want Ranieri as his replacement.
I know that there is a huge outcry about his sacking but if you look at his career overall I don't think he's been very good.
The season previous to last, Leicester won 7 of their last 9 matches under Nigel Pearson, everything was already in place before Ranieri took over, players, style of play etc. Once teams had worked them out Ranieri couldn't alter the style of play and he made poor buys.
I'm not disputing he is a nice guy, but in my view when you take the emotion out of it the work was already done before he took over and when things started to go wrong he couldn't cope.
At Celtic we have a set up that is working well, I wouldn't want emotion and sympathy for another manager to start to undo al the good work that has been started.


{Ed001's Note - Ranieri was not in charge of recruitment, they lost their head of recruitment to Everton in the summer, which was a big part of the problem as it left their plans in a mess.}



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23 Feb 2017 21:09:18
Johnnymac, I doubt Brendan would be interested in the Leicester job. I think when he does leave us it will be to one of the bigger clubs either in England or in Europe.
In my view, Leicester are at their level, last season was a freak, they are a team who will generally be hovering around the relegation zone, I think Rodgers would be looking for a club towards the other end of the table.




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20 Feb 2017 18:32:05
Cee, the irony of your post is that your old club went out of business in a vain attempt to match our achievements, they could never stomach us winning the European cup and spent money that wasn't theirs out of sheer jealousy.
Your new club haven't learned a thing, instead of trying to get the club on a sound financial footing, all the new club seem interested in is somehow trying to stop Celtic, instead of accepting realities, your support are taken in by any crook and fraudster who takes control, you've been taken in by, Murray, White, Green, and if that wasn't enough you are now being taken in by a convicted tax cheat.
The only thing that these chancers have done for you is to claim to be real Rangers men, and make stupid promises that none of them could keep.
The fact you keep coming on these pages to see what Celtic fans are saying, shows that it's you who are obsessed with us rather than the other way round, you should be more concerned with the lies that you are fed by the people running your club, and your support in general should stop being so gullible in believing them.




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16 Feb 2017 17:03:43
I think that if the Lisbon lions team had the same training methods and facilities that the current team have then they would be better.
This current team is the best I have seen for some years, but you have to remember that the standard of opposition in Scotland must be at an all time low. When we played in the Champions league we finished bottom of our group, and in the qualifiers it wasn't all plain sailing either, so we still have a way to go.
What I'm really impressed with this season is that the management and players always want to improve, it would be easy to accept that we're the best in Scotland and settle for that, but it's good to see that everyone at the club wants to go to a higher level, it's that kind of attitude that's been missing these last few years.
This season has been like a breath of fresh air, long may it continue.




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08 Feb 2017 20:14:53
I think the trouble with having video replays in football is that there isn't the natural breaks in play that there are in other sports.
You could have a situation where team A claims a penalty, the referee refuses it, team B break away and could be just about to score when play could get halted because the manager of team A wants to review the penalty incident. If it was shown that the decision was right all along then team B could be denied a legitimate goal.
In tennis there is 30 seconds between points, in Rugby there is a gap between a try being scored and the conversion, that's when the challenges are made.
In Football there would be a lot of times when the game would need to be stopped for a challenge, I wonder if that would not create as much confusion and controversy as there is now.