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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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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.




07 Feb 2018 13:26:05
Ed. Do you think that with Leicester wanting Patrick Roberts as part of the Mahrez to Man City transfer it Will scupper any hope we had of being able to sign him permanently? .
I know he is keen to try and make it at City, but I wonder what his feeling would be about being shunted to Leicester as a makeweight in any deal.


{Ed007's Note - Roberts wasn't part of any offer for Mahrez, for a start there's no recall clause in his loan. When the story broke it was meant to be City offered Roberts until the media realised he couldn't be recalled and that made City look stupid they changed it to Leicester asked for Roberts.}

1.) 07 Feb 2018 14:54:44
Thanks for that Ed. It doesn't look as if he has much of a future at City.

{Ed007's Note - That's been the case for a while, Gerry.}

2.) 07 Feb 2018 14:55:31
Don't doubt u for a second ed but what does anyone gain by saying Roberts was the reason the deal was scuppered, just can't get my head round the media, saying that doesn't make the deal more sensational down south. Unless it was the Scottish media, they're a different kettle of fish.

{Ed007's Note - Read the stories, Steph, they contradict each other. I notice nobody's asked Brendan Rodgers about it either which is very odd, you'd think the Celtic manager would know something about it.}

3.) 07 Feb 2018 15:13:14
Ed. you not suggesting that the Journo's in Englandhsire are just as rotten at their jobs as the Mob of Sports Writers have in Sconnie Botland?

{Ed007's Note - Have you read The S*n or the Daily Star? They're no better than a comic and like in Scotland most of their 'stories' originate on Tw@tter.}

4.) 07 Feb 2018 16:30:59
Even if a deal for Mahrez was to materialise in the summer, the player would have to agree to the move. If a PL club are serious about getting Roberts then that pretty much rules us out unless City are willing to accept a lower offer from us. When teams like Brighton can afford to chuck £10m at a player as a punt what chance do we have?

{Ed007's Note - As you say, Kev the player would need to agree to the move and what if Roberts decides he doesn't want to move to Brighton?}

5.) 07 Feb 2018 18:00:53
Poor Brighton lol. They’re always getting stick like this but tbh they are the perfect example.

{Ed007's Note - Them and Burnley, Huddersfield, West Brom and Bournemout, best league in the world my arse!}

6.) 07 Feb 2018 19:24:07
It's funny a was looking at the premiership table earlier and thought to myself that they teams like Blackburn n that, that just missed the gravy train must be ragin with the dross that's in there. Not that I've got any sympathy for any of the teams down there.

{Ed007's Note - Blackburn, backed by Jack Walker's money were only a smaller version of Man City and they were never going to sustain being a 'big' club but clubs like Leeds, Villa, the two Sheffield clubs, even Nottingham Forest would all bring a lot more to the EPL than clubs like Huddersfield and Burnley. Fair enough they need to earn the right to be there but look at THESE average Championship attendances compared to
href="https://goo.gl/62MtLM">THESE EPL attendances and you can see there's not much difference but if say Leeds or Wolves were in the EPL their grounds would be bursting at the seams on matchday. A lot of the club's in the Championship have a history and supporters all over the world who would pay to watch EPL football but there isn't many Burnley fans in places like Asia or Australia.}

7.) 07 Feb 2018 19:46:05
That's why my dad says Celtic will end up down there or in some super league one day ed.
When these teams are showing their own games on pay per view who do they want to play. The team with 5 fans and a dug or a team with millions of fans all round the world?

{Ed007's Note - I think it'll eventually happen but we're a long way away from Celtic being involved in any planned Super League.}

8.) 07 Feb 2018 19:59:46
I read somewhere that Sky pay £11m for each match they show live.
I wonder if they had Huddersfield V Bournemouth in mind when they signed that deal.

{Ed007's Note - It's bonkers, Gerry and I think with the likes of Netflix and Amazon and BT of course out there it's just going to get worse. I honestly think there's people out there - probably in the US and Asia - that are actually EPL fans rather than support one particular club.}



03 Feb 2018 20:48:59
I don't think we can blame the pitch today. We have played on it many times before and won, including earlier in the season, so we should have known what to expect.
I believe that we need to change our transfer policy, we have to occasionally buy players in who are an improvement on what we have at present. We've been saying all season that we have a weakness at centre half, I can't see how the defence is improved by buying a youngster from Dundee who might or might not be good in three years time. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet pay out some money and fix the problem now. It doesn't stop us building for the future.
The last eighteen months have been a great time for us fans, we've played some great football, and hopefully we will win another treble, but it was always likely that teams would find a way to nullify us, this is now happening, even Kilmarnock have managed to frustrate us the last twice we've played them.
In football you can't afford to stand still, other teams are going to try and improve themselves, so we have to try and maintain the gap. I feel this season we've been slow in doing this even though we're still the best team in the league.
Our club is very well run and it makes lots of money, but I don't see the point of making all this money if we are not going to use it to strengthen the team. That should be the whole point of making the money.


1.) 03 Feb 2018 21:59:28
The fact we lost 2 central defenders in the 1st 25 minutes is the biggest cause of the defeat in my opinion.
I think Rodgers honeymoon period has also ended with some supporters, but hopefully this will give the team, management, board and supporters that through complacency we will be beaten.

2.) 03 Feb 2018 22:43:51
On honeymoon period for a year and a half give it a rest.

3.) 03 Feb 2018 23:18:27
I think we lack a plan b (at the moment) when things aren't going our way, but if you look at what BR is trying to do and the age of the team he is trying to bind together, i can only assume he is planning to be here for a while and nurture a team together for future glories. Bring on 10IAR. hail hail, in BR we must trust.

4.) 03 Feb 2018 23:56:51
Give what a rest sammy, the fact is Brendan Rodgers has been put up on a pedestal by some, and can do no wrong in their eyes, and now we lose 2 games, and have drawn some home games they turn on him, I’ve even heard some folk stating we’d be better with Delhia after a year of BR love.

5.) 04 Feb 2018 00:51:04
Be careful what you wish for mms.

6.) 04 Feb 2018 01:42:01
Lose two games from August to February given the great MON had loses with larsson sutton Hartson petrov moravcik Lambert lennon mjallby balde Thompson McNamara stubbs Boyd agathe.

7.) 04 Feb 2018 08:55:35
What am I wishing for, if you actually read what I’m saying instead of arguing with yourself. Rodgers is a good manager, and I’ve never said anything else, but I’m entitled to state my opinion, that is obvious
The team is lacking something this year, and the defensive problems are still problems.

8.) 04 Feb 2018 09:26:19
Cause people criticise Rogers doesn’t mean people are “turning on him”. He deserves to be criticised like anyone. He is not above making a can't of it like anybody else. Blind faith and he can do no wrong attitude of some isn’t healthy.

The team where rubbish. We created nothing and had only one shot on target. Nobody could beat a man or even tried and our passing was utter dross. How can you not receive criticism for that?

He can take it and it shows the mentality of the players who lacked confidence when they faced an organised team needs looked at.

The pitch doesn’t help. The injuries disrupted us, but we still didn’t create anything. If that’s not a worry and not worth criticism then what is?

By the way, Stevie Clarke will be the next boss of Sevco.

9.) 04 Feb 2018 14:51:37
Steven Francis Clarke nooe no chance family if mad tims.

{Ed007's Note - Trust me, Mally - that will NEVER happen.}

10.) 05 Feb 2018 15:07:02
Anno ed friendly with his uncle who was a reserve when the lions were in there pomp.




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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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21 Jun 2018 21:42:39
In previous years England boasted about how they would win the World cup because they had lots of world class players.
This time they are adopting a different approach. Apparently they don't have lots of world class players but they can win the World cup because nobody expects them to and Gareth Southgate is a nice guy.
It's certainly a new way to look at things.




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31 May 2018 11:40:44
Tesla369. We are talking about a situation where millions of pounds are at stake. It's not the egg and spoon race at a school sports day.
If I drive at 35mph in a 30 limit, I can't argue that I shouldn't get fined because it was only slightly over the limit and nobody was hurt. The rule is there and it's nobody's fault but mine if I get caught.
I don't imagine that the rest of the clubs in the competition would have been too impressed if Legia had been allowed through after breaking the rules. They would then think that they could break the rules without sanction. It would lead to chaos.




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30 May 2018 20:37:05
Tesla369. There is no way we should have given way to Legia.
If an athlete gets caught taking drugs, you wouldn't let him keep his medal by arguing that he would have won the race without taking drugs, that has got nothing to do with it.
We may have got lucky on that occasion, but it's not up to a club who followed the rules to take the side of a club who broke them.
Would you say that if we were to win a match with a controversial penalty in the last minute that we should ask the authorities to change the result if it was shown later to be a wrong decision? . This is what you seem to be arguing for.




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28 May 2018 10:00:32
I don't think we can say on the one hand that we want the team to be strengthened, then on the other hand complain when some of the fringe players start being sold.
I don't think that Sviatchenko is a bad player, but he's no better than the players already here
To strengthen the team we need to bring in players who are better than we already have. They should be able to walk into the first team and make a difference. Keeping players who are taking a wage but will rarely play in the first team jus doesn't make a lot of sense in my opinion.




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26 May 2018 22:26:49
The pain on Gerrards face was a picture.
At least it will give him a taste of how he'll feel next season.