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Where from: lymington

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

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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.



21 Aug 2017 19:22:19
I see cape town are saying we have signed Coetzee. no offical announcement.
I will wait until it is announced, after all we still await his arrival in Glasgow and taken a medical.
He still has to agree terms and i will wait till i see him in the green and white.





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15 Apr 2019 09:52:15
Hi fans just a little note. I was watching the semi final of two years ago and noticed that from the our full squad only 3 players had left the club Armstrong Dembele and Schviecenko whilst them had only 1 player still playing for them Tavinnier.
That is how you build success I wonder who will be the 1 player still playing for them when we complete our 5 Treble in a row.


1.) 15 Apr 2019 14:12:43
Paddy Roberts, Liam Henderson, Kolo Toure, Logan Bailly, surely they were part of our squad during that time.

2.) 15 Apr 2019 16:03:04
Paddy Roberts was the only one of those playing regular and he was a loan so the post is fairly valid I think.

3.) 15 Apr 2019 16:43:19
Playing or not they were in our 'full squad' as Jonace has stated. Or are we just going to include players in our squad who got a game? Yes in that case it is valid. Paddy spent more time at the club than Dembele did he not so loan or not what does it matter he was a Celtic player.

4.) 15 Apr 2019 17:21:49
These were the players listed to either play or on ths bench The others menition were not in the team or on the bench.

5.) 15 Apr 2019 18:42:38
I’m not saying they don’t count Stan, all I’m saying is Jonace makes a very good point. The media made a big thing about Sevco signing all those players last summer and again in Jan when Defoe and Davis arrived, while we went quietly about our business with largely the same squad as we had a couple of years ago and now we’re within touching distance of a treble, treble. You’re right, Paddy was a long term loan and was also a first team regular at one point but even so the stability we’ve had in the last few years has served us well and I hope we continue with that approach for the next few.

6.) 15 Apr 2019 19:32:18
He does. Looking at our 11 if we keep McGregor Tierney Forrest Ajer Christie this can be the spine of our team for years to come, add to that the arrival of Shved, young guys coming through like Oko Flex and Dembele, even guys like Jozo (age 24) Griffiths (age 28) Rogic (age 26) are still very young then you have the likes of Edouard and Ntcham. I do think we need additions and need to try get a good few out the door in the summer but certainly we are going to have a pretty stable few years ahead with a very young squad. The Rangers are coming though have you not seen that deluded clown Kings comment today. Will this freakshow ever learn.

7.) 15 Apr 2019 20:42:21
Bain, Bitton Morgan and Hendry are not old. Add Hazard, Doohan, Ralston, Perez, Gutman, Church, Deas, Welsh, Koaussi, Aranzi, Aitchson, Mcinroy, Hill, R Hendry There are a group of young hungry players who deserve a chance in the coming years.
Apart from a RB and two CB i would be reluctant to bring in any more.

8.) 15 Apr 2019 21:07:52
. and Johnston.



14 Apr 2019 15:09:06
I want to begin by saying that I am a big fan of NL.
No matter who becomes the next manager I want to see a role for Neil.
Having said all that if this is the style of football we will see over the next few years i will not be a fan.
Until the senting off the tactics appeared to punt the ball forward. On the few occassions that we played football and used the ball on the ground we looked a different proposition.


1.) 14 Apr 2019 16:10:26
Some folk have it in their heads that under Brendan Rodgers we played silky sexy scintillating football? We’ve been dross many many times in the last season and a bit under Rodgers? We played well today enjoy it from what I saw we didn’t lump it forward at all? Lennon would do for me he has won more leagues than saint Brendan has!



01 Apr 2019 14:10:11
I am sitting here today basking in the glory of yesterday and am considering the following.
Is Scott Brown one of the greatest players ever to wear green and white.
It is a shame we have not achieved more in europe and I hope the next manager can take us forward in that department.
I would love to see SB in a european Semi or final. Then we could truely say he was of the greatness.
In past midfields he would be fighting amongst the best for his place
Behind Murdoch and Auld or with Hay and Dalglish or Macstay and Collins now that would be a midfield 3.


1.) 01 Apr 2019 14:44:11
You missed out Lennon and one of my favourites, Lambert.

2.) 01 Apr 2019 15:12:56
George Connelly missing as well.

3.) 01 Apr 2019 15:28:18
I love him and he is the best of his generation by far. A great in terms of domestic dominance and a brilliant captain no doubt and he punches above his weight thro determination and will to win. When he steps up a class (Europe) he has struggled a bit, possibly due to lack of support tho - and bad tactics.

4.) 02 Apr 2019 01:03:04
European football is tainted, it's no longer a true test of a club's ability to build itself into a European Super power . Money mostly foreign money very often laundered money is used to grow an elite group of super clubs . These clubs have no financial restraints to prevent them buying star players from anywhere in the world .
Financial Fair Play give lip service to those who have not only broken the rules but smashed them into smithereens .
I certainly don't spend any sheepish nights over our moderate success in Europe in recent years, we are just about the standard we can expect, qualifying for Champions League about 50% of the time and getting to last 16 once every 10 yrs . Unless we can come up with some big money makinng deal, for example £100m TV deal, by playing diff league, we are where we are . No manager will really change that.

5.) 02 Apr 2019 02:02:02
That is exactly, word for word, how I would describe European football as well, OMC. The people responsible for this sham should be ashamed of themselves.



30 Mar 2019 06:27:19
I have been giving some thought too next season and the squad.
These ae my thoughts
Goalkeepers Bain, Hazard, Doohan

RB Ralston, Perez

LB Teirney, Gutman

CB Ajer, Sinamovic, {Hendry/ Lusnig? } A. N Other

Midfield Brown, Biton, Macgregor, Christie, Rogic, Henderson, Ntcham? Kouassi?

Wingers Forrest, Sinclair, Svhad, Arazani, Johnston, Hayes? Morgan?
Forward Griffiths, Edouard, Bayo, A N Other.

This means spending money on only 2 players

Loans possible for Burke and Weah with options to buy

Those with question marks are potential leavers and those missing I think may have left.


1.) 30 Mar 2019 08:13:18
Jon there's a kid in the reserves Daniel church who's highly rated we might see him at some point he's a left back.

2.) 30 Mar 2019 08:34:10
I would like to see Deas, Mcinroy, Hill, Hendry, Aitchison, Savoury, Welsh, and Matiz given some game time next season even if it is just coming off the bench. If Ntcham goes I would like to see Henderson back.



29 Mar 2019 13:32:03
I have been giving the Neil Lennon situation some thought.
If by any chance he does not become our next manager
what about NL for director of football overseeing the youth development and the scouting.
These are areas I believe he would excel and he would be oot of the limelight and all the sectariarnism that goes with it.


1.) 29 Mar 2019 13:49:30
I always think a DoF should be an older head with plenty of experience of working in n around huge football clubs.

2.) 30 Mar 2019 10:18:26
Good shout Jonace. There's loads of football to direct at Celtic Park: it doesn't need to be, and shouldn't be, an executive role. Dunno if lenny would fancy that--but we could make it worth his while.

3.) 31 Mar 2019 03:31:47
I mentioned this last month don't think NL would take that or if he was old enough to be considered a DOF but think he would be an ideal candidate for that role.




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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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12 Jan 2019 18:46:23
Defoe? really! Never I would always want a young player instead of over the hill people coming for a swansong, I never liked these signings and i did not believe they helped improved the team long term. In fact i always believed that the manager in these signings was stating his intention to leave.
I would be happy with someone like Jeffery Brumma coming in and Boyata moving out in this window, Then another CH and RB brought in the summer.




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09 Jan 2019 13:46:48
I do hope you are correct however i doubt it.





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17 Apr 2019 11:47:56
I would buy just three players Sanchez, Alvarez from Mexico and Mckenna { love him or hate him } try to resign Weah and Burke with an option to buy and work with what we have; after a good clear out of those not good enough.




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15 Apr 2019 20:42:21
Bain, Bitton Morgan and Hendry are not old. Add Hazard, Doohan, Ralston, Perez, Gutman, Church, Deas, Welsh, Koaussi, Aranzi, Aitchson, Mcinroy, Hill, R Hendry There are a group of young hungry players who deserve a chance in the coming years.
Apart from a RB and two CB i would be reluctant to bring in any more.




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15 Apr 2019 17:21:49
These were the players listed to either play or on ths bench The others menition were not in the team or on the bench.




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15 Apr 2019 09:42:21
Shved could be a new no 10.




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15 Apr 2019 05:04:33
Of course he was did you not see him winding up Ferguson just before at the free kick. He was in the wall telling all the Aberdeen players what losers they were.
Ferguson is like Morelos can take defeat without having to lash out at someone.
This has been going on for decades in Europe with the big clubs, you have to accept it and come back stronger.
On a side issue for next season I have heard we need 6 or 7 new players{ Packy Bonner} I disagree I would be happy with just 3. A RB and 2 CBs would add to the core of this side If we got Weah and Burke back on loan and given we could lose up to 14 players that should be fine for the squad.