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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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24 Dec 2018 13:55:01
Can I just wish ED his family and all the posters a very happy and peaceful Christmas.


{Ed007's Note - And the same to you and yours, Gerry, Merry Christmas.}



23 Sep 2018 17:51:48
As much as Brendan Rodgers has achieved in these last 2 seasons I think he has to take responsibility for our current form.
We seem to play the same way game after game and it is obviously not working, this is not just a blip as we had a lot of performances like this last season.
The manager has to find a way for us to get the best out of the players we have on our books, it might not be his ideal way of playing but you have to work with what you have.
The players to me look terrified of giving the ball away and resort to simple sideways and backward passes rather than take a bit of a risk and try to hurt opponents. We also don't seem to press teams as much as we did which let's them get into a comfortable situation where they keep us at arms length.
The transfer window has gone, it's pointless to keep going on about who we should have signed and whose fault it was for not getting the deals done. These players are what we have for the next 3 months, our season depends on them.
I hope Rodgers is big enough to see that these tactics need changing, let the players play in a way that they enjoy and I think the performances will start to improve.


1.) 23 Sep 2018 19:19:54
BR will be gone before the end of the season. Good. Do you think his performances to date would have kept him in a job in the premier? No chance.

2.) 23 Sep 2018 20:44:29
Not a chance Johnny will BR leave then

We have the best British manager so who do you replace him with?

3.) 23 Sep 2018 21:16:39
Eddy Howe is the most promising British coach by a long way.

4.) 24 Sep 2018 00:03:01
Great post gerryc. I agree fully with u. It's all well and good bitching and moaning about transfers but as u said that's long gone. It's the managers job to play with the players he has. He is the one who plays Hendry, lustig who have been shocking and eddy, nitcham and rogic when off form. It's all well and good but BR is to blame. The puck stops with him simple.

5.) 24 Sep 2018 00:08:28
I’ve heard some ridiculous statements but BR gone by the end of the season tops the lot. You could get a job with Sevco spouting nonsense like that.



21 Apr 2018 21:01:16
It was a disappointing result today, though thankfully it hasn't derailed our season.
I don't think that we have become a bad side this season, but I do think a couple of teams have improved, namely Hibs and Kilmarnock. These teams have experienced managers who know the game and can organize their slides to be difficult to beat, they are also able to exploit the weaknesses in our team. Hibs have caused us problems in every game we have played against them this season so today was no fluke.
I hope in the summer transfer window we don't lose sight of these teams and try and buy some players who are better than we have now rather than projects for the future. We need to try and improve.
With the goings on at Sevco it's easy to think there is a chasm between us and everyone else, but not every club is as badly run as them, some clubs have people running them who know what they're doing.
Like everyone else I've enjoed the meltdown at Sevco, but today was a reminder that although they are a shambles there are other teams who are bridging the gap on us.
We shouldn't become too complacent.


1.) 21 Apr 2018 22:30:19
We certainly came back down to earth with a bump after last week. However, although I am very disappointed at passing-up the chance to win the title (at the ground where I saw us win two leagues in the 70's) , we didn't deserve a win today and Hibs gave much more than us man-for-man and were in our faces, forcing errors and defending well.
The title party is postponed, but although last season's team would have been home and hosed by now, we look forward to next week.

2.) 22 Apr 2018 01:25:56
Good points raised. Lennon and Clarke have done fantastic jobs. I think the one element we miss from a NL side is that man for man we would want to own our opponents, but of course we have progressed in many other areas. I really do want to see this quality over quantity ethos kick in this summer. Which is why talk of McGinn or McKenna is no good for me.

3.) 22 Apr 2018 07:53:37
Very good post Gerry.

4.) 22 Apr 2018 13:02:27
If we go for those two then we are having a laugh about becoming a CL team. They will be another two signings that disappear into the cupboard most of our recent signings reside. Getting a bit crowded in there, so let’s hope these rumours are as off the mark as most usually are.

5.) 22 Apr 2018 14:07:35
An edit to above, I thought the McGinn being mentioned was Naill :) . John would be a good replacement for Brown, eventually.

6.) 22 Apr 2018 14:36:19
Some very good comments made there.
When Brendan Rodgers first came in he brought Scott Sinclair to the club who at the time was an improvement on what we had. Since then though we have gone back to this taking a punt on players and hoping they work out. I don't know how much say Rodgers has on these players but not many of them seem to get in the first team all that often so he either is misjudging their ability, or he doesn't have much say in who is brought in.
I think that if you constantly bring in players who don't make the grade it is a drain on the clubs finances. To me it would be far better to scout fewer but better prospects to nurture for the future and use the remaining funds to actually strengthen the first team.

7.) 22 Apr 2018 14:55:50
There is 13 players picking up wages for nothing. He has total say on transfers, he wouldn’t allow interference. His return is poor. Two or three holding down a position is a situation where it Ronnie, would be slaughtered.

It is a waste of resources. We need a clear out and as you say, fewer, but much better players. Get rid of 7/ 8 bring in three defenders. And a goalie. Anything else I will be doing backflips, three defenders is an absolute must.

8.) 22 Apr 2018 18:19:45
Clarke has done a fantastic job, converting his artificial pitch to a very dangerous pitch that players hate playing . Fair play to Mc Cullagh he didn't present the pitch in such a dangerous state when he was in charge . Either he cares more about players welfare than Clark or he doesn't know how to treat pitch to make it dangerous .

Lennon has done a very good job, he has Hibs a very good hard working team, I think that is his Celtic training as we are always at our best when we get a high tempo. If the Hibs players continue to give NL what he demands they will be a match for nearly every team in Scotland.



15 Apr 2018 23:13:11
I've just got back from the match. What a brilliant performance that was.
These last couple of years have been a great time to be a Celtic supporter and today they made me feel 10 feet tall.
I wonder how those clowns who were celebrating drawing us in this semi final are feeling tonight, fairly stupid I would imagine. But then as has happened before they do their bragging before the match, we do ours after the final whistle.




22 Feb 2018 21:40:02
Tonight's result was disappointing but it only mirrors our performances in Europe throughout this season.
When we lost 4 goals in Astana after scoring 5 against them at home, it looked to me then that our defense is nowhere near good enough at this level. the results in Paris, Munich, and tonight just confirms it in my eyes.
I think the decision makers at Celtic need to decide how seriously they take playing in Europe. if they are serious then I think they have to try and sign a few players who are better than what we have rather than keep buying projects for the future.
The goalkeeper is a prime example, a lot of fans don't rate Craig Gordon yet now he's injured we're playing a keeper who is far worse. The only thing we have done about it is to bring in a keeper as back up who might never play for us.
I can't believe that a club of our size can't do better than this. I know the board at Celtic like to make money, but I honestly can't understand what the point of making all this money is if you don't use some of it to strengthen the playing squad.





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15 Jun 2017 20:43:02
If the fee for Roberts is way beyond what we can afford then fair enough, if however our board are playing silly games with Man City and we end up losing out on his signature, then I reckon there will be a fair bit of anger amongst the supporters.
With the money we earned last season from the Champions league, the money we will get when Van Djik moves on, and 50.000 season tickets sold, it would be terrible to lose a player of Roberts ability due to us trying to be too clever for our own good.




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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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12 Jan 2019 10:40:00
Most managers these days tend to rule out signing big name players during a transfer window.
In England, Arsenal, Spurs, and I believe Man City have said much the same thing.
I don't agree with Celtic's transfer policy in that I believe you sometimes have to look for players who actually will improve our team, sometimes that improvement needs to be immediate and not 2 or 3 years down the line.
Having said that though, Rodgers can't really say there will be a marquee signing as any such player would be wanted by other clubs who could knock us out of the water financially, then he would be crucified for breaking his word.
I would be happy with signing players who are better than we have, they don't have to be big names.




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10 Jan 2019 20:12:52
On our day we are head and shoulders above the opposition in Scotland.
The Football we played against Hearts and Kilmarnock recently was at a level that I honestly don't think any other Scottish team can match.
I think the last transfer window coupled with the exit from the Champions league created a bad atmosphere at the club which affected our early season form and gave some other clubs a bit of a lift. Despite that we are still top of the league with a game in hand, we have won the league cup, and we are still in Europe, despite being in a far tougher Europa league group than Sevco were.
If that is what we have done whilst we haven't been at our best, then what will we do when we start firing.
It's the other clubs who should be worried about what we do, not the other way round.




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09 Jan 2019 16:46:36
You were spot on there Rayman, If they want to be called the same club then they should pay off all their debts.
They are a new club and Celtic should state so publicly that we don't want anything to do with this Old firm nonsense, they might need it, we don't.
This new club just like the old one only exists to hate us, they don't seem to have any other purpose in life. Celtic should keep as far away as they can from their bile and bigotry.




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04 Jan 2019 09:44:53
I think a lot of people need a bit of a reality check.
Last season at Christmas Sevco got a 0-0 draw at Celtic park and the media went into overdrive about how they were going to knock us off our perch. Look what happened in the next three games against them, 3-2, 4-0, and 5-0.
It appears now that Sevco signing a 36 year old who hasn't scored since March is now going to win the title for them.
I for one would not have been happy if we had signed Defoe, so I am quite happy for Sevco to have him. If that is what they are reduced to then we should be fine.
We have won 7 trophies in a row, we are still in Europe, and we are top of the league with a game in hand yet to listen to some we are in crisis.
We lost a game on Saturday which was disappointing but we have bounced back from poor league results before, I'm sure we will do so again because when we are on our game we are streets ahead of everyone in Scotland.




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03 Jan 2019 20:54:59
I think that our board should fight our corner a bit more on some of these issues.
If the referee claims to have seen the Morelos incidents on Saturday then surely it's only fair to ask why he thought they were fair challenges.
They should also speak out over the abuse Jock Stein was given. For what he achieved as manager of our club he deserves better from our board than to turn a blind eye to this pond life.
If you add the bus incident as well, then it makes you wonder what would need to happen before our club speaks out.