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Best team moment: 1968 4-2 against Rangers Macloud last minute goal

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21 Jun 2019 19:46:10
NL saying in his interveiw players definatley leaving. Hope it is not Tierney, Macgregor, Or Forrest.


1.) 21 Jun 2019 20:04:52
This is the worry - especially with The Leicester Louse keeping tabs on our players. It wouldn't surprise me if the Turnbull deal isn't a sweetener for some bad news on the horizon.
It's also more likely that we will only get decent bids for decent players and the surplus fringe players will be harder to shift?
All we can hope for is that the Board uses any considerable income to invest in real quality and not supplement/ settle for bargains.
We cannot afford to drop our standards, or lose the initiative.

2.) 21 Jun 2019 21:25:37
I fully believe that our "contacting" Turnbulls people last night was because of the below. I was discussing a couple of points with a pal of mine last night and today about the whole situation.

1. we were custard pied by other targets after telling him to jog on.
2. we needed that type of player because we have already accepted an offer from the RAT for Big Tam Rogic.

I then heard that some unknown Journo down south has now stated that a 17.5mil bid will be coming in from RAT City for Calmac. It all seems to be falling into place for Pedro.

Build a half decent team that can do damage with adequate additions (additions we all have been screaming out to get for 3 windows if not more. RB and CB's) and our team could be dismanteled to fill it with Kilmarnock and Motherwell players.

What if the Kieran bids are to good to refuse, also what if the Eddy bids are to good to refuse (not from the fans stand point, we are meaningless to the club) as i appears now. Its ok Pedro will sanction moves for Taylor and Brophy from Killie. Not to mention the still more than possible move for O'connel to fill lustigs boots.

I couldn't care less if they are signing people, they take in 10 players a season and still haven't won a cup. We are being taken for granted and have been for far to long. The fans deserve a better product on the pitch.

We are 3 or 4 very good signings in key areas away from being an excellent football team. This top guys have to be kept otherwise the back lash that will come if we fail to get 9 far less 10 will be on a massive scale.

3.) 21 Jun 2019 21:39:48
Love big tam to bits buts he's no where near fit enough to play in epl he's not even fit enough to play in spl half the time.

4.) 21 Jun 2019 22:05:51
God I hope Rodgers has had a bid for the myth that is rogic.

5.) 21 Jun 2019 22:45:24
Now could be the time to cash in on Rogic. has been a good player for us but we're just not getting value for him over the past 18 months.

I expect a goalie to leave and maybe 2 or 3 other midfielders.

I will end up on that Kerrydale Meltdowns Twitter account if Tierney, McGregor or Forrest go.

6.) 22 Jun 2019 02:08:04
Why do people always think the worst? He could of meant fringe players.

7.) 22 Jun 2019 02:55:17
I Would be amazed if Celtic were willing to let McGregor or Forrest go or if the players themselves would want to go. Ya maybe it's rogic they are after which l won't mind too much. Good player but injury prone and a drifts in and out of games at times.

8.) 22 Jun 2019 05:08:45
Would happily let rogic go for the right money but we must keep mcgregor and tierney. The club should issue a statement saying under no circumstances this season will tierney or mcgregor be going anywhere. Let yer Leicester, Arsenal, Napoli etc know they can’t just turn up here thinking the can take our best players on the cheap. I mean £15 million for tierney. are arsenal having a laugh? That only buys his right leg.

9.) 22 Jun 2019 12:27:02
What would people realistically expect for Rogic? £6m? As he isn't prolific enough in a poor league and his fitness is horrendous. Bit like McCourt, pleasing on the eye bags of ability but the fitness of a pub league player.

10.) 22 Jun 2019 16:48:21
if we can see rogic only gives us a bit of a season so can everyone else and that includes the rat so why would they be interested in paying good money for him, its most likely calmac as i seem to remember the rat saying that calmac had everything to be a top player and any team would want him.



10 Jan 2019 17:27:34
Reports coming out of America that we have signed Gutman and Manny Perez more young players coming in. I do not have a problem with youth as long as there are quality and stay a good few years.


1.) 10 Jan 2019 23:12:02
Manny perez following celtic twitter now, could be nothing or could mean he's signed. Any chance at all you think hell be a first team player this season Ed, if signed?

{Ed007's Note - He might get a run out against a Dundee or Accies or depending on who we get in the cup but I can't see him being a regular starter.}



16 Jun 2018 16:11:12
I have just read that the Edouard transfer fee was as follows
4.5 million + add ons for champions league group stage qualifing for four years + extra if capped for france + his agent and wages for four years
Total 9 million that would tie in with what BR said.


1.) 16 Jun 2018 17:03:20
I can’t believe what you’ve just described is the biggest potential outlay ever by the club, which is what they said in the club statement. Sutton and Lennon were both £6m and must surely have been on at least £25k per week in wages.

2.) 17 Jun 2018 01:44:09
I'll concede that the deal has been done ;) . As far as the contractually binding bump up fees go? . Your a country mile ahead jono. I've not seen the paperwork. No one has. Unless James Forrest decides to write a novela of his life so far with a tasty insider tell all and spills the beans we will never know.

3.) 18 Jun 2018 11:38:58
What’s your source for this breakdown?



22 May 2018 16:24:02
I see we are being linked to a Newcastle defender. They are quoting a price of 8 million it will never happen at that cost no way will Pl or BR sanction that for a player who could not even play in a mediocre PL team.
Also i have not seen any interest in Stuart Armstrong from any sites he will be lucky to get a move to a average championship club. He would be better off staying where he is on improved terms.
And finally i believe that the deal for Osmund Edouard would be more like the same as that of Ntcham.


1.) 22 May 2018 20:32:35
Jonace could u give me the lottery numbers for Sat mate bit skint.

2.) 22 May 2018 22:08:02



16 Nov 2017 04:59:36
What is the score with Eric Shevchenko is he just waiting for january and a move.


1.) 16 Nov 2017 16:12:19
He's available for selection this weekend.




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19 Aug 2019 12:06:50
I have been giving some thought to recent events at Celtic Park
I have been cosidering the Transfer of KT. He always struck me as a very level headed young man Intelligent and a true celtic man. I was therefore like everyone else stunned when it became clear that he wanted to leave. This: as we were on coarse to a historic ten in a row.
I have started to consider that thoughts of leaving began with the appointment of NL and when NL was appointed pernmently. He decided that NLs man management style was not for him. NL lack of respect for fellow professionals has been made clear at other clubs.


1.) 19 Aug 2019 12:22:22
You've some imagination jonace.

2.) 19 Aug 2019 12:24:20
There's no doubt Tierney wanting to leave was directly linked to Lennon being appointed. How anyone thinks he's management material is beyond me👍.

3.) 19 Aug 2019 12:31:16
U got another explanation mally? Seams reasonable to me. If rodgers didn't leave I think kt would still be here.

4.) 19 Aug 2019 12:34:39
Every time lenny spoke about Kieran it was in glowing terms every pic he had an arm round him maybe his move was down to ambition like Robertson oh and trebling his wages. just a thought.

5.) 19 Aug 2019 12:40:27
I genuinely wasn't shocked in the slightest that Tierney took the opportunity to join Arsenal.

6.) 19 Aug 2019 12:47:48
Armstrong and dembelle left under the rat is that down to his man management stop looking for stuff that's not there.

7.) 19 Aug 2019 14:07:59
It's because he's a intelligent and level young man he made the decision to leave. He used his head rather than his heart.

8.) 19 Aug 2019 14:34:02
Well dembele and judas didn't speak did they.

9.) 19 Aug 2019 15:02:04
Tierney big enough and man enough to speak up for himself. Every interaction with Lennon and KT looked positive and like they where close and respected each other. KT wanted more quit rightly so. Celtic made millions from him does that not feel great what he did for our club.
Don't forget keiran was on and off for a while with a huge injury so that means he was also playing injured. Let's move on from all the CSI Celtic fans looking at ways to find gossip there is nothing there. If you want to pick and probe go watch about 20 videos of Lennon talking about keiran it was all nice positive and happy. KT gone gd luck to him.

10.) 19 Aug 2019 15:28:59
Every time Lennon spoke about Hibs players to media it was on glowing terms, behind closed doors different story.

Also would like to know what the other factors were regarding cluj game were that he has stated.

We won't get 9iar never mind 10iar under his watch


11.) 19 Aug 2019 15:46:00
How do you know did you attend hibs training sessions were you in the dressing room were you in his office when he spoke with players . grow up ridiculous statement.

12.) 19 Aug 2019 16:50:01
Mally armstrong and dembele were not self confessed celtic fanatics, Tierney is and I believe he seen the warning signs with the downsizing and took his chance to get out.



17 Aug 2019 04:53:56
I am sure there are a number of people who will jump to the defence of NL after his latest press conference. He basicaly blamed the players and his claims that we were the better team who had lots of chances and lost freakish goals.
This was not my reading of the game, he was quoted before the first game that Cluj put in a lot of crosses and he should have planned and train for that. Playing either Julien {in a back 5} or Bitton {in midfield} would have been adequate tactics.
I wonder how many "supporters NL will have should he lose to Aik and again on the 1st of september.
I did not beleive NL was good enough before his appointment and do not believe so now
Celtic will have a new manager before the second game at castle greyscull.


1.) 17 Aug 2019 05:27:31
Board is to blame for not only appointing NL but also having policy club is a business before success. They have contradicted that policy as we have lost potential CL money by appointing NL.

I'm beginning to think they are quietly trying to sell club by showing it's profitable and has future growth potential through hotel.

I hope this is the case as we need ownership that will stop cutting corners and realise that playing against top teams in Europe, is what we should be doing.

2.) 17 Aug 2019 05:49:07

The only thing that the board are to blame for is appointing Lennon, they have backed him.
If he wasn't so clueless we would be playing this Tue instead of thur.

3.) 17 Aug 2019 06:57:43
Lenny was at fault but come on the players he played should have been good enough it wasn't the manager that gave away a daft pen or didn't stop crosses or couldn't defend or make simple saves.

4.) 17 Aug 2019 09:08:20
One of the biggest faults for me is the signings and scouting policy. for a wee while now with the odd exception we’ve been bringing in players that quite frankly aren’t good enough.
de vries, gamboa, hendry, compper, benyu, kouassi, Allan, Hayes and I’m sure there’s more I can’t think of off the top of my head. like ED has said for long enough now, we need a director of football in place permanently and upgrading the scouting network. There’s been far too much money wasted in recent years on mediocre players wether it be on fees or just wages, getting decent contracts on good money and contributing f**k all to the cause. That needs addressed pronto.

5.) 17 Aug 2019 15:07:18

I disagree, the board are at fault for a lot of things including transfer policy.



10 Aug 2019 10:59:25
Little surprises in the team for today. The biggest concern is with one player suspended and another injured not one defender on the bench.
We have to get players in soon or else we could face games with backup midfielders and forwards covering for absent defenders.


1.) 10 Aug 2019 11:05:18
Morgan must be washing the managers motor.

2.) 10 Aug 2019 11:10:41
Just said that on the team page jonace and I would prefer shved had got a start too.

3.) 10 Aug 2019 11:31:54
I know this will go down like a lead balloon but I would have Hendry on bench today as cover.

4.) 10 Aug 2019 14:29:47
You are correct Rich THAT was a lead balloon I think they should just let him go and let the lad find his team like Alloa or Dunfermline.



09 Aug 2019 12:06:48
I would like to give my take on the KT transfer. There are 3 main points I would like to make.

Firstly By agreeing to the Kt transfer it makes clear to supporters that money is the primary motivation of the board.

Secondly this tells players at the club that ambitition is of minor consideration for the Board and moving to a club seeking higher goals is clearly neccessary for their future.

Thirdly It give hope and belief to other clubs that Celtic are defeatable and puts hope in their hearts.
I am sorry to say I can others leaving Jn january and next summer, Bids for Magregor, Ajer, Christie and Edouard are entirely possible which will rip the heart out of the team. Others such as Johnston Shved and Dembele possible future stars could also see the way things are going and leave.

Had the board refused KTs request he may have complained but would undoubtedly continued to give his best he is that kind of player.

PL could have sat every first choice player down and said no one is leaveing until 10 in a row is acheived and then we will allow you to leave for acceptable fees.

This would have sent a clear message to everyone Management, Players, Fans, Opposition and agents about what the real hopes dreams and ambitions of the club. In the meantime second choice players could have been traded for new acqusitions
In the meantime second choice.


1.) 09 Aug 2019 12:29:52
Totally agree, however players will always use celtic as a stepping stone for more money in bigger reputation leagues.
We can't do anything to alter that, the view on Scottish football is there for good reason, the gulf in money and class between clubs is huge.
We need to keep finding gems from clubs, growing them, and make money, keep going, keep dominant, that's pretty much all we can be happy with. Hopefully academy players have the drive to make it at the club and have a long career in the green and white, they are the ones we need to sell the idea to, using someone like Scott Brown as the example that you can have a great career at a club where fans will adore you and you can win trophys.
And if in the future we have a strong backbone of players from the academy then I think things will change.
At this time I think the board simply want to the KT money to build the squad for the next 2 seasons, then blood in the youth players and grow from there.
Foreign players will always want to move on that's what happens.

2.) 09 Aug 2019 15:23:38
Our business model will always be develop our own for maximum profit if possible or buy in low sell high.

Now for this model to work we have to be a successful team you will not get top dollar for second placed players see Sevco for an example.

The board therefore will do enough to ensure 9 and 10 are delivered, then our team and our players are huge assets.

25m for an academy player was exceptional money for a player playing in what is perceived to be a third rate league.

Lennon is playing his cards well, say you need 5 and then back track slightly as everyone we deal with nill assume we are loaded.

Why not wait and see what transpires if on 2/ 9/ 2019 we are no further forward then we look at the board but nobody on here knows what's going.



06 Aug 2019 11:29:32
I cannot understand why we are wanting a 7 million pound player from Brentford when they want Max Lowe for 1.5 million, {if you can believe the newspapers} Lowe has SPL experience showed last season to be a good solid LB
I still hope KT stays but I would prefer experienced Lowe than gamble on a raw Rico Henry.


1.) 06 Aug 2019 12:41:50
Experienced max Lowe?
Where do people get this stuff.
Rico Hendry has played 94 career games to max lowes 75.

Now I ain't saying one is better than the other because I haven't seen enough of them but Lowe is not more experienced.
He also looked a not a bad player but he didn't look like he was ready to play for us.

2.) 06 Aug 2019 14:34:27
Did you actually read the post properly Kev. Jonace said Lowe has SPL experience. Maybe read the post correctly before shooting it down and coming out with your stats.

3.) 06 Aug 2019 14:46:52
So we are now ruling signing out because they haven't played in SPFL and someone else has?
Why do we employ scouts then?

Should we have signed Stevie may instead of edouard?

Maybe should have went with Stevie Mallen instead of Connell?




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18 Jun 2019 20:12:04
I hope Turnbull still signs. If he dosn't then it is down to the agent not the club. This could make clear to other players and agents that the club is bigger than anyone person.
The agent concerned may find that other players will think twice before joinng him as Celtic are clearly saying we will not be messed about; take it or leave it.




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01 May 2019 19:29:46
I have seen reports that Wilmots and Cocu are available both would be excellent choices.




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03 Apr 2019 11:59:05
I don, t think any of these players are any good definately not any better than Ralston or Hendry. If we want good young defenders then look to Mexico and the RB and CB playing for Club America. Edison Alvarez and Jorge Sanchez together they would cost £10 million hopefully for the full package and bringing them over together would definately help them settle in at celtic park and allow us to get the best out of them.




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04 Feb 2019 21:09:22
I hear everything people are saying about Hendry, but in his defence he has not been played in his prefered position and without a run in the team nor a regular partner.
Watching Ajer and Siminovic play together I get the feeling this is the pairing in practise matches and in training. They look confortable with one and other likewise Boyata and Benekovic.
He has been played at RB and on right of a three he plays like Ajer in style and physical appearance and i would prefer Hendry or Bitton to Boyata. We have looked much better with ball playing defenders. Boyata may have a role to play in difficult away matches and I would like us to play 3 central defenders at Valencia and Ibrokes and maybe at Pittodrie and Tynecastle.




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17 Jan 2019 22:12:18
You forgot Gamboa and Lusnig and possibly Brown and Griffiths.





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17 Aug 2019 16:58:09
Who will he blame today. It is all Dunfermline's fault they did not play to the script. Also Sinclair, Brown, and Bain's fault for being called Scott.




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04 Aug 2019 05:27:55
After Forrest Macgregor Brown Sinclair between Cristie and Ajer for Player of the Year and what about a contest from Shved and Johnstone for young player of the year.




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18 Jul 2019 20:36:29
Yes and he is 32 yrs old if that is the case perhaps we should ask Danny McGrain if he wants to play RB.




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11 Jul 2019 15:22:40
His wages are £90,000 per week do you really think we are going to bring in a second choice keeper and pay a substantial part of that.




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02 Jul 2019 15:16:57
I would play Perraud as LB and Boli in front of him and if we could get Castenge for RB we would be looking very strong. Add Harper and Turnbull when fit{ a deadline day bid } and another CF wow that would be a very strong squad.