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28 Feb 2019 19:01:49
It's a sign of how football has changed in the last few years, that in 2001 we went and took Leicester Cities manager in Martin O'Neil and then their best player in Lennon, and it was seen as a step up for both of them. We could pay better wages and offer a greater platform for success.
Now it's the opposite. Some folk say the money in that League is a bubble which will soon burst but I'm not sure it will to the extent we are able to compete financially again.
Does anyone know what we actually plan to do with the 40 million we have in the bank? Is it for the hotel etc, or as I hope, for a massive player shopping spree when we clear out the deadwood in the squad. We can dream.

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1.) 28 Feb 2019 19:28:58
Its in glass case where PL can admire it.


2.) 28 Feb 2019 19:41:36
Or a big room full of gold coins that he swims in like Scrooge McDuck!


3.) 01 Mar 2019 02:11:57
A large chunk of that money will be used to cover our expenses from now until end of season.


 

 

09 Nov 2018 23:04:27
Ive noticed that we could potentially end up with 12 points in this group and still fail to qualify. Does anyone know if this has ever happened before? O'Neills teams got 9 points twice and never qualified, which is rare. Strachan did it once with 8 points I'm sure. But to get more than 10 and not go through can't have happened often.

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26 Sep 2018 23:45:30
I wonder if the Chinese club Rodgers rejected is the same one that was trying to buy Morelos for a Billion in Jan.
Or is "Chinese club" just a modern football term for "This didn't really happen".
Why is this being made public at this particular time?

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1.) 27 Sep 2018 07:48:38
He is trying to say he is committed to us. Because the media are all saying he is for the off. So he came out and said if wanted out he could have gone.


2.) 27 Sep 2018 08:12:02
Thought we battered them second half. Their goalie made at least 3 great saves.

Thought we were in for a what's the goalie Doing moment at the end. Bain got lucky when he came flying out.


3.) 27 Sep 2018 14:53:42
I could swear that some posters here, condemn Gordon for not coming out .


4.) 27 Sep 2018 22:45:40
Chris we want a keeper to come out and make sure he at least challenges for the ball, bain got caught in 2 minds. Concentration is a major attribute for a keeper, aye he had hee haw to do for most of the game but that was a moment of madness.


5.) 28 Sep 2018 13:12:26
Maybe Sstepbhoy2 you now understand that the Celtic defensive tactics is depending on the defenders taking care of the ball. Our tactics involve goalkeeper not having. a moment of madness and charging out blindly for ball and distracting defenders . This tactic is common wit some successful teams and other successful teams leave ball for keeper . What u can't do is have both defenders and keeper going for the one ball.
Commons does what he is coached to do.


 

 

14 Feb 2018 22:59:38
So I wonder if porto fans are saying they should be embarrassed about taking a hiding in Europe, and that they aren't really a CL club and shouldn't even bother. Probably not.

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1.) 15 Feb 2018 08:27:18
Of course it's embarrassing to take a hiding no matter who you are or who against.


2.) 15 Feb 2018 09:38:33
Porto fans will probably be doing what we did. Identify where they are needing to improve to reduce the chances of getting horsed and get players in to help with that.

Maybe they will do something about it, unlike us who operate on hope and a few hail mary’s.

As teams get better across Europe it very well be the case that them and us won’t be considered CL teams even by our respective boards anymore.

Tonight will tell us all we need to know if we have any right to talk about ourselves in CL terms.

I’m actually quite calm today, as my expectation levels suffered a blow after the window, so I’m not expecting much. I still have the feeling if we play the way we can we can get a result, but playing like we can has been a fleeting thing all this season. Zenit are better than Anderlecht imo so it’s going to be a night not suited to a rabbits in headlights approach as we saw against Anderlecht and PSG.

I thought it would be a tall order even if we did bring in a few first team defenders and a good keeper. We did none of that so it’s an even bigger ask with our injuries and our key players not delivering so far. This game could be a turning point. Win and we pick up a charge to the end of the season. Get embarrassed and the confidence could fall further. Time for the players to step up and play like men. Not overawed weans too feart to play their game. Let’s hope they do. I actually think they will step up, but don’t listen to me, I would have lost my house on the window purchases. not that anybody listens to me, but you know what I mean, my vibe has been wide of the mark and I could be wrong about them stepping up too.

3.1 to us if we step up

2.0 to them if we don’t.


 

 

08 Sep 2017 14:33:59
Seen in an article today that the value of the club has rocketed by 50M in the last six months. 173M it is valued at now, over 100M more than two years ago. It's more than the rest of the country combined and is only going to increase. What will it be once the hotel, Celtic Way etc are finished. It could double again.

Much of this is down to Rodgers, he is paid a lot but it seems like pennies for what it has brought us.

And they think that "catching us" is just around the corner, a few good signings away. It's like us trying to catch Barcelona, and turning on every manager who fails. We're over the horizon for good now I think.

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1.) 08 Sep 2017 18:21:06
@Isleofgreen to be fair and balanced, I heard pedro has managed to add 50PENCE on to their value lol.


2.) 08 Sep 2017 18:53:56
Did he leave it as a tip after his world class breakfast Tim? To be fair that's 50% of what the club was bought for so it is an achievment.


3.) 08 Sep 2017 20:43:10
According to a report today, they tried to sign McCormack from Villa on deadline day (the same report says he's on £45K a week at the moment. ) but it went on to say that if they had signed him, they would be well in with a chance of winning the league! Even more laughably, they said the "deal" could be resurrected in January and that that could still make the difference. Jeeeeeezzzzzzuuuuuuzzzzz!


4.) 09 Sep 2017 12:17:39
That's never going to happen. He's Pish.


 

 

 

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21 Feb 2019 17:05:48
3-4-3 all out attack hopefully, Forrest and Christie just behind Burke.

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16 Feb 2019 11:09:25
I agree with most of what you say there bobthecat, but I wouldn't exactly say we were weak in Europe as we reached the knockout stages of EL. I'd say that was average. Don't forget we knocked out Leipzig and no one says they are a weak team, far from it.
It's clear though we need a couple of quality additions to be more consistent in how we play, and we need our best 11 available and on form or we struggle against the very good sides.

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04 Feb 2019 13:08:33
It's becoming a strength of this team that its core is home grown. I definitely think that will be added to in the future too. It would be impossible to have 11 Scots starting but I'd say having at least half the squad come from the development team would be extremely successful.
There would surely be the finance then to spend more on the players we do buy.

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26 Jan 2019 13:00:27
He has the option of getting involved in a new club in the Aussie League. This opens up huge opportunities for him when his career is over as a player, or he can stay and captain the club to the ten, though he may not be starting every week when that comes round.
I'ts a huge decision to make and he deserves the time to think it over.

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{Ed007's Note - Exactly mate and he's got a wife and kids to think about too so it's not purely a footballing decision, it's a massive lifestyle choice for him and his family to make. It's not as if he's just going down to the Pub League or the Championship.}


 

 

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23 Oct 2018 22:41:00
It's really just becoming white noise now, he'll be linked to every half decent team on Earth from now to 10IAR.
They'll probably have him as Stevie G's successor when the messiah gets 'resigned'.

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11 Mar 2019 20:25:37
We wouldn't be able to buy most of that team these days a guy like Stubbs would go for 20 million plus.
Larsson wouldn't come to Celtic if it was now and neither would Lambert, straight from winning the champions league.

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28 Feb 2019 22:59:29
I don't think it's farcical welshybhoy he walked out with ten games to go in a league, after saying it was "the best job in the world". We've all been sold a dummy with this guy and he deserves all the slagging he gets. He doesn't care what we think so we move on to 10 IAR without him.

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28 Feb 2019 22:52:41
I'd take Solskjaer before Mourinho too, but talking of European experience, we have a guy in the dugout just now who has already taken us to the last 16 of the CL and I think we have a better squad now than the one we had then. Lennon here for 10IAR?

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28 Feb 2019 22:12:33
Ha sorry Ed I pressed send before I finished there, but that was pretty much the jist of it. Was going to say that those three would be the type of European experienced manager that we could do with to take us forward, be a bit more savvy in Continental competition and provide a different angle for the teams style.

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28 Feb 2019 20:58:02
You wouldn't take any of them GJ? I'd buy any of their bus fares to Parkhead to be honest they are three very talented managers and a E.

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{Ed007's Note - Finish that off and I'll tidy it up mate 👍