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Team: Celtic

Where from: lymington

Favourite player: Larsen

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

Interests: golf swimming history

Timezone: (GMT) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca

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14 Feb 2017 17:18:46
There are seven players leaving this summer, I believe their combined wages ammount to £100,000 per week this would equate to 4 players at £25,000 per week these would improve the team considerably.


1.) 14 Feb 2017 20:14:31
Why not 2 players? B. R has already stated he could break the current transfer record, I personally would rather have 2 players of a higher calibre on 50 grand. Obv a player that would command 100 grand a week would be to hard to attract to scotland and the transfer fee would be ridiculous but I feel 50grand should be within our budget.

2.) 15 Feb 2017 09:01:06
£50k for one or two players may be within our budget Augustus but then when our other top performers start asking for the same it becomes an issue.

3.) 16 Feb 2017 00:08:36
I'd be very surprised if we spent the whole 100k. We have trimmed the wage budget year on year near enough since the mon era. If as you said 7 going and 100k is there, say a few still under contract go we should have a bit to play with. If we can trim by 10 and add 2 with pedigree and 3 more ready for the 1st team we are in a great place for having a proper go at Europe. Just hope the skelper stays regardless. His sale would result in a better squad if his fee was invested but it doesn't mean a thing if your can't get em goals!

4.) 18 Feb 2017 09:41:42
We will probably need to replace Izzy, would be good to get an attacker who can play LW/ CAM who can push Rogic and Sinclair and provide cover (Onyekuru) sign up Roberts too but we still have him on loan for the time being. Get rid of both Bailly and De Vries and get a good commanding keeper in.


De Vries
Still need to lose a CB.



05 Dec 2016 16:43:29
See RB Leipzjg have joined the bidding for Moussa. This could be good news 25 mill + Oliver Burke or 30 Mill from Real Madrid with a loan back for a year would be good news.


1.) 06 Dec 2016 15:43:45
I can honestly see him getting shot of the wee man hope I'm wrong he's done nothing wrong to be put out of the team one injury and that's it. Think Rodgers won't stand for the rotten attitude but hopefully he works with him gets him back in the team there is no doubt LG is 100% committed to us he gives his all on the pitch and he'd definitely have something plenty to offer to a team in the BPL don't want to loose him.

2.) 06 Dec 2016 17:05:40
How the hell could the unsubstantiated rumour about any bid for a top player like Dembele be good news . Dembele has repeated time and time again that he has no interest in leaving .
I thought it was bad enough the MSSM doing their best to unsettle him., without people who claim to be Celtic supporters doing the same.

3.) 06 Dec 2016 22:48:45
Guys, just by repeating these unsubstantiated rumours you're all adding fuel to the fire. Until BR and CFC make it clear otherwise then neither Griff nor Moussa are going anywhere. Can't we just leave it like that instead of listening to every feckin granny and her dog? HH.



10 Jul 2015 11:26:40
See Denayer wants to leave city we should push the boat out and get this guy in asap Then if VVD leaves he would be no great loss


1.) 10 Jul 2015 13:21:03
Not sure bout the truth of this story in the press. Says he wants to leave City if not guaranteed first team football. He'd be very lucky to get into the first team never mind be guaranteed a place!

2.) 10 Jul 2015 13:23:48
No chance mate! He's in the Belgium national team now! He'll have plenty of offers in EPL or abroad! We done well for him and he done well for us,but he won't come back to the shitty league we play in! And it just proves how shite it is with that result from tommy(mourinho)wrights diddy team last nite! Embarssing!

3.) 10 Jul 2015 14:07:38
We should through a 5m bid in to test the water! It's as safe an investment as we could get!

4.) 10 Jul 2015 16:29:30
That was obviously a joke there mate wasn't it? 5 million!! On one player! A can hear Lawells heart racing from here lol

5.) 10 Jul 2015 19:27:14
5m probably wouldn't buy him but now joke if he wants to leave I'd be happy to Ity us spending that sort of cash on a known quality like denayer!

6.) 10 Jul 2015 22:34:26
He already said he did'nt want to come back here on loan as he wanted to try a stronger league,he hardly going to come here full time,or did I read that quote wrong

7.) 11 Jul 2015 09:00:00
Maybe so but if we qualify for the CL it might be different story but I don't expect us to sign him! At least he would be wanted here and he seems more interested in football than money!

8.) 11 Jul 2015 12:35:57
A £5m fee will render Lawell a gibbering, troubled wreck.

More chance of my cat developing a love for the works of Solzhenitsyn than us spending that kind of cash.




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21 Feb 2017 16:34:07
Two comments to post today
1 since Saturday i have read and heard excuses, as to why the ref did not send off Bowman; for the tackle on young Tierney.
None of which really stand close examination. It was a horror challenge and Tierney's reaction alone told you it was a really bad tackle. He has never faked a tackle in all his time in the green and white. He and I thought he was going to spend more time in crutches as he lay on the ground. Excuses like Bowman got the ball, No celtic player reacted or the ref was not in a good position are all crass it was a straight red.

2 this is going to get me slated but i have to say it. I have been mildly impressed listening to B Ferguson on radio Scotland recently. He was definately a pratt in previous times but since going to Clyde he seems to have grown up lost the privledges of mollycoddled professional footballer and understood the troubles of a working supporter and part time player. He has not been promoting serco nor demeaning Celtic. Therei have said now start shooting me down.


1.) 21 Feb 2017 22:55:02
I'll happily shoot you down jonace, for point 1 and not point 2. Even BR said he didn't think the player went for KT. He blamed it on the pitch. Yes, contact was made and it could have ended badly but let's be thankful it didn't.
As for point 2, I have no opinion on Ferguson. HH.



19 Feb 2017 17:21:27
Couple of points from the weekend

First Dembele great to see he took time to contact the dad he met at Nandos and and arrange to meet up with him and his young son. A club like no other that is why we are supporters not because of some passed religous disagreement.

Two Kilmarnock lost it today really sad was hoping to see the league won by march 12th when i will be in Glasgow stilltrying to get a ticket.

Three what a sad side this new club are, these are poor players masqueradeing as footballers well done Dundee.


1.) 19 Feb 2017 21:58:51
Dembele really buying into what our great club is all about, really like this guy, we should enjoy him while he's here.
Not too disappointed with Killie, the leagues won anyway, we can still wind them up.
And I have it on good authority that Garner will be suspended for the game at Paradise but Celtic will appeal!

2.) 20 Feb 2017 12:46:37
I hope Dembele stays for another season to develop and hone his skills under BR. It would be great to hold onto him and he makes the french squad for next year's world cup. Mabe ZZ will want him and loan him to us for another year. It would be a good scenario with him still here and crazy money banked.

3.) 20 Feb 2017 16:15:27
You only support Celtic to hate rangers. It's what you all live for! Look at your last sentence - you don't love Celtic, you love hating Rangers.

4.) 20 Feb 2017 17:42:21
I don't hate Rangers Cee, I find it very funny that you are all so delusional and you can't see what a fraud your chairman and board are. We went through this over 20yrs ago and look at us now. The problem is that your "new" club are in a far worse position than we ever were. We had great people willing to help us, all you and your pathetic club have are charlatans and fraudsters and not enough of you are willing to say so. So hell mend you all for that, there will be years of pain ahead for you all and I for one have no sympathy.

5.) 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.

6.) 20 Feb 2017 18:51:19
Well said gerryc, my point exactly. Cee was probably one of the deluded fans who thought their troubles began when they moved down the leagues as a new club should.
My own personal feeling was that their troubles wouldn't really start until they were in the top league and struggling against so called lesser opposition, never mind our Celtic.
We are miles ahead of them and if I was you Cee, heaven forbid, I would be standing outside greyskull screaming for that non-board to stand down like we did and we got the bunnett but that would require forward thinking.

7.) 20 Feb 2017 19:58:43
I guess Cee you are only on here spreading love aren't you mate!

8.) 21 Feb 2017 10:18:25
Spot on gerryc, cee just got served.



16 Feb 2017 01:52:39
watching CL football over the past two days whilst listening to the Aberdeen game i thought about past European performance and players.
Where would todays teams stand and what would you like to see scottish football achieve in Europe, this is my conclusion
Celtic and serco given the size of their support would think that a miniumum of February football was acceptable
Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs would want group stages of any european compitition.
The others would agree just being there in August an achievement.
It shows how far the standard of the spl has fallen and how far we have to go starting next year.
I also concluded that although Aberdeen scored seven tonight not 1 player would have made it into Sir Alex's Aberdeen team Whilst i think some of this Celtic side could have been knocking on the door of Sir Jocks teams.


1.) 16 Feb 2017 09:28:16
Interesting. The current team v. Lisbon Lions point, I asked my dad when the unbeaten run was broken if any of this side would get in the Lions team. "No" was all I got. I then made the point that athletes now are faster, stronger and fitter, they don't have a fag at half time etc etc. He wasn't having any of it.

2.) 16 Feb 2017 11:27:46
Funny that I had the same conversation with my dad to which he replied none of the Lisbon lions would get in today's team as the game has changed technically to much though he knew very well that was not my point. Just another perspective.

3.) 16 Feb 2017 12:19:28
AG, somebody who has seen both teams in the flesh might be better qualified than myself, but I'd back the current side. Like you say the way the game has developed, the quick and short interchanges around the box, technically better players who are faster and stronger and can last longer, continuous high pressing and quick build up play. Would a team from the 60's cope with all that?

4.) 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.

5.) 16 Feb 2017 23:23:14
The Lisbon Lions were a fantastic free running team, with a brilliant right wing triangle of Craig, Murdoch and Johnstone . The left side of Gemmell Auld and Hughes / Lennox relied more on their individual brilliance, shooting, accurate passing and running .
Of course nowadays we have a more structured team . Brenfdan talks about building the game but he does so by taking into account the special skills our players have . Many of our players frequently move to the right leaving extra space to be exploited by the outstanding pace of Tierney and Sinclair. This means space is at a premium for about the first hour down our rank flank and we have to try to pass our way through to get a position. Brendan is doing a great job and to me the winning of all domestic nine games in December and starting off again after the break winning non stop again . This is even better considering the number of changes he had to make, all players coming in knew their jobs and filled them well.

6.) 18 Feb 2017 23:23:42
Back in the day, the domestic opposition was much superior to what it is today, today the team can carry luxury players like Biton, who look half decent playing in Scotland, but get shown up to be lazy, lacking and langruous, when up against the better European teams, think only about two of today's team would get in Steins team.



09 Feb 2017 07:33:32
See the debate about reforms are gathering strength, this is somrthing that i have wanted for decades. When BMG had 2 very good goals chopped off at RM for offside in a European Cup Semi.
My ideas for reform is this

1) Video refs to aid in refereeing desisions and give teams chance to refer controversal calls one or two per half or three in a game

2) You would only be offside should there be clear space between you and the last defender, should any part of your torso be level you would be onside. Linesmen would give benifit of the doubt to the attacker and only if a goal is scored would it be checked by the officals for confirmation

3) Yellow cards 10 min sinbin and all cards approved by video ref.

4) Temporary subs for blood injuries team not charged for this substituion.

5) Time keeping kept by the video ref and a stadium clock to show how much time is passed. A seven second time limit to restart play on the field when play has stopped ( free kicks, corners, throw ins, goal kicks) clock stopped after seven seconds and only restarted when play resumes so stopping time wasting. Similar time limit for opponents to retreat to required distance or for goalkeeper to play when ball in hand, use of TV to show 10yd circle that opponents must be outside, failure results in yellow card.

All of these would speed up play and expand the field, defenders would not wish to be caught offside.


1.) 09 Feb 2017 13:42:37
Apart from the offside you've pretty much described everything the have in rugby mate.



01 Feb 2017 17:01:16
I know i am going to be shot down for this. What about Ciftci starting up front tonight?

Let me explain first the team did not quite click on saturday until the last 15 mins Roberts did very well playing out of position but he did not bully the defence. Next Aitchinson is going to be a first class striker maybe even taking over from Dembele if we can keep MB for another 18 mths, but he is still young.

Lastly Nadir would get a big lift from being selected and could be encouraged to run and fight his heart out, pulling and pushing the Aberdeen defence every which way.

Has not Gordon, Boyata, Simunovic, Isagurrie, Biton, Armstrong, Macgregor, Henderson and Forrest all came back better players after it looked like they had no future under BR


1.) 01 Feb 2017 17:39:48
Acht give the lad a chance, I'm all for giving chances, also even if he does not score there are still plenty goals in the rest of the team

2.) 01 Feb 2017 18:06:28
Not likely to happen but in the spirit of 'chances'ynot

3.) 01 Feb 2017 18:28:43
I think this will be our toughest game for a while and with the injuries we have and lack of striker, it's quite possibly the type of midweek game we could drop points?
Forrest has been abysmal for weeks and is overdue a decent game - or give GMS or someone else a jersey.

4.) 01 Feb 2017 18:40:04
Good substitute to have incase any the sheep are needing the teeth sunk into them. joking aside tho all they guys and fringe players who have came in have also done us proud this season and have stood up and been counted when its mattered and helped us keep the run going so mabye big ciftci could sling a suprise lol

5.) 01 Feb 2017 19:48:18
Cifci might give us a bit of bite up front Kev 🍀




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05 Jan 2017 08:34:37
Dont see this just left ajax after not playing for over a year did not play much before that due to injury. has just signed 4 year deal at copenhagen not even played a game yet.




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21 Nov 2016 15:45:51
This is paper talk put out by the player, agents or the selling club to create interest in a player who cannot get a game for Palace, Ziyech at Ajax looks the real deal and with St Juste as a back 3 would improve us no end.




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11 Nov 2016 14:53:40
I don't see this with the excecption of St Juste, Samiras is at Benfica and has 2.5yrs on his contract they will not let him go cheap and we won't pay big. Park Jo Hoo is 29 why would you buy a 29 year old back up Azamoun is again to pricy for back up striker.




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24 May 2016 15:03:59
Would prefer Sebatian Haller or Vincent Jansen.





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26 Feb 2017 08:42:36
I remember D Mcgrain breaking the line against Wales in the home internationals. He tackled their LB on the half way line and sprinted through on his own only to be fouled in the penalty area by the backtracking welsh defender. Ref was so far behind he was still in the scotland half and did not give a penalty. He was world class that day, electic pace and tackled like a demon. No one could get past him and remember he could play on the left too. I also have a memory of JS setting a tactical master class against Hibs when he pulled he whole team to the left and Mcgrain on the right to destroy their defence.




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15 Feb 2017 12:46:43
I believe if we could keep this team together for 3 years adding one or two more high quality footballers each year we could have a champions league winning side.




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11 Feb 2017 13:13:14
So Forrest does not offer the same threat. Thankfully BR picks the team.


{Ed007's Note - Hahahahahah Talk about MOTD fever! One swallow does not a summer make.}



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09 Feb 2017 10:24:56
My three signings for the summer would be Roberts, O'Connell and the boy from Belguim. With no first team players leaving and maybe Fasan if his loan works out.




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08 Feb 2017 19:47:37
He will be back driving a team bus tothe away games.