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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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04 Jul 2017 18:08:19
I see we are linked with Mario Pasalic from Chelsea. Looks a more athletic, stronger and faster version of Bitton. My only concern is why Chelsea are lettig him go or his two previous clubs AC or Monaco have not made bids for him.


1.) 04 Jul 2017 18:13:33
So is Charly Musonda not a target after all despite all the speculation that talks were at an advanced stage?
Drewzybhoy .

2.) 04 Jul 2017 19:12:06
Does anyone outside of BR and whoever he trusts really know? I'd rather duverne than any of the attacking players to be honest.

3.) 04 Jul 2017 20:39:33
Duverne has ruled out move g this window supposedly.

4.) 05 Jul 2017 18:58:20
Pasalic would be some signing too. Not sure where it would leave Armstrong or Kouassi but add Brown to make up a quartet and McGregor as the plan C for the dept. and that is a half decent midfield.



03 May 2017 13:32:52
I see we are being touted as being interested in Lewis Gibson, I hope we are also looking at Adarabioyo, Renie-Adelade and Dominic Solanki. We could get these players for ery little as their contracts are up.




17 Apr 2017 21:49:49
Onyekuru is not going to the EPL; he dos not meet the work permit standards so the only people who have a chance of signing him are the Europeans. I still don't believe he will come to us as we don't get involved with auctions.


{Ed007's Note - There's no reason why Henry Onyekuru wouldn't qualify for a work-permit as an exceptional talent the same as Wanyama and Eboue Kouassi.}

1.) 18 Apr 2017 04:51:30
I said the EPL would not grant him a work permit as he does not meet their qualifing standards. The SPL and scotland would grant a work permit.

{Ed007's Note - I think you need to read up on tne changes that were made to the FA regs in 2015.}

2.) 18 Apr 2017 13:28:31
Would love us to sign this kid.



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.




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16 Jul 2017 07:06:24
Some observasions on the pre season

Is the team and squad better than this time last year - definately
Are there improvements still to be made - most certainly

How are the new players doing - To early to say but the signs are very good

Who else do we need - Defence needs strenghening - no cover for RB/ CD and on yesterdays game Isaguirre let the winger get by him too easily ok for Scotland but a liability in Europe same for Sviatchenko too slow

Young players coming through from scotland must put on more power and muscle if they are to make BR team Ajer, Ralston, Henderson, Miller, Nesbitt and Aitchison also Wardrop, MaCart, Johnstone although Hill looked strong enough out of position at RB

Bitton is not interested therefore should be the next to leave with Cifti and a few youngsters going out on loan

On a side issue why is everyone on James Forrests back. He has done nothing wrong that i can see. Always gives his best and i am sure Lusnig would prefer him in front as he tracks back and helps out.
Hayes has shown nothing more than Forrest but still people want him dropped, He is 5 years younger than Hayes, Where was Hayes 5 years ago certainly not setting the world on fire.


1.) 16 Jul 2017 08:10:19
Still a RAM for me, neither Forrest or Hayes are good enough for where we want to be. Certainly think we want a CB now as well with Boyata being out, particularly for Europe. Probably a right back too, and possibly another striker if the likes of Ralston, Aitchison aren't seen as being ready. Would still like to see a new goalie too so all in all, would like to see quite a few if we could.

2.) 16 Jul 2017 09:57:17
Id be well chuffed if we get in a cb and a RW.

3.) 16 Jul 2017 10:16:26
I keep hearing about the brilliant young players we have coming through and have done for the last 20 years. Apart from Tierney, over the last ten years we have produced players for Aberdeen and the Dundees of this world.

I think Rogers has had a look and decided if we are to step up then we do t have the talent I house

For me the return from the academy has always been relatively poor with only a handful making first team and apart from Tierney none have been of a standard we need for the CL.

I know someone will say it different now and we have better young players, I hope they are right but time will tell.

I agree with the points about Forrest and Hayes, neither is good enough and combing both you have a player only half as good as wee Paddy.

Anybody got any player they think is the real deal in the young player set up?

4.) 16 Jul 2017 11:14:40
Magic pole . ajer nesbitt Miller hill Ralston are there or there about . possibally couI'd do with a year loan in spl . henderson has improved in game play ( and physique) any time he's played . but he hasn't come from an epl reserve team so maybe that's the hold up with him getting a game🤔😁. but the thing is if you don't try them you never know if they are good enough . Tierney wasn't being touted as the next big thing then Izzy got injured and the rest is history as they say.

5.) 16 Jul 2017 11:58:17
I think all of the players you mentioned are good, but I'm not convinced they are good enough and I expect them to eventually move on if we do take another step up.

I sincerely hope they turn out brilliant and surprise me.

As for Tierney, I heard about how potentially great he would become when he was 13.

We need to remember they are no younger than three of the best players on the park for us yesterday, all around 20. If these players can't match their levels then they won't be played and that's the way it has to be if we want to progress on the euro stage.

It's not about age, it's about ability and that for me is the problem over the years, good players emerge but the vast majority leave never having established themselves. It's imperative we produce players as we don't have a big chest of gold, I haven't been convinced since Lennoxtown opened. Could be the country isn't producing any real talent so when we do we want to have them.

6.) 16 Jul 2017 12:35:38
We can't really argue about the return from the Academy in recent times. What I will say however is that I am more enthused since BR took the hot seat.

We are not going to get a Tierney everytime. We will however get a McGregor, who is massively undervalued by our support. We might even get another McGeady who made us an obscene amount of money to reinvest.

I can see more kids getting the chance in the coming years. It is up to them to make take it with both hands.

7.) 16 Jul 2017 14:33:49
Magic p. they still need the chance to flourish or fail . otherwise we should close the acadamy and buy them of other spl or sfl clubs after they've developed them. as for the 3 you mention they've been getting game Time experience at league level to improve (loans) . i've said here before I hope it was the unbeaten run that stopped br introducing more youngsters last season.

8.) 16 Jul 2017 18:22:02
I will be doing backflips if they turn out as good as people think. I'm just not convinced yet.

9.) 17 Jul 2017 14:19:09
It's a bit unfair writing off the youngsters based on yesterday's game. It's easier to come in and play well when you're playing alongside established first team players, I think we played the last 25-30 mins yesterday with 8 academy players which was a step too far, if they are introduced individually like KT was I. e playing beside established first teamers then they can be judged more fairly.



14 Jul 2017 21:02:31
Times have moved on in the last 25 years, some people live in the 17th century.
Rasism and sexism have been eliminated in sport to a great degree

Now we need to erradicate sectrianism
These people need to learn this is in the past and no longer accecptable.

We need to show that we are not like these neanderthals show respect and no stupid overreactions by exuberant fans
We are going through no need to give uefa any excuse to punish us or the neanderthals win.


1.) 14 Jul 2017 21:50:10
My father always said the most important thing is to "keep the heed".

2.) 14 Jul 2017 23:27:45
Well said jonace. On both sides, time to move on.



13 Jul 2017 08:54:32
As you can see from my previous post I am concern about the lack of experience in the squad ( not the first eleven but the squad as a whole)
Now i have been looking to see if there are any hidden gems in the EPL for loan or cheap buys aka Scotty Sinclair
I have come up with these names i am sure you can more

Danny Ward GK
Phil Jagilka CD
James MaCarthy/ Mohamoud Besic CM
James Wilson CF

Honest and fair comments are welcome.


1.) 13 Jul 2017 09:26:24
Haven't Everton quoted leicester 25 million for mcarthy .

2.) 13 Jul 2017 10:11:03
I really don't see us going for EPL players, the wages will dictate that jonace, yeah DRB they want 25 mill . wouldn't want him for half that quote tbh. mental market down there.

3.) 13 Jul 2017 10:25:38
No more midfielders for now please CH and maybe a third striker but difficult that when you only playing one up front to keep happy.

4.) 13 Jul 2017 10:29:25
The English game is on another planet! And I don't just mean from us, it's from everyone! Excluding your barcas madrids and maybe Bayern, nobody else can get close to competing! Perfect example of it is the boy at swansea siggurdsson, who I like as a player btw.50 million pound they'r talking about,50 million! For a player who spent all season fighting relegation! Make me sick to my stomach honestly! I've said it before but to me football isn't football anymore, that mob down there have ruined it! I used to love watchn the games down there but I don't even bother now! 25 million for James McCarthy! Staggering!

5.) 14 Jul 2017 01:23:00
I wouldn't worry about what league the player comes from . What I think is more important is the ability of the newcomer to play in the Celtic team and in Scotland. No point in having a really top youngster if he needs a warm sun on his back . I know almost every EPL player that is any good is priced through the roof but if we do come across one that is within our budget at least we have a fair idea if he settles in Scotland . Buying in players on a tight budget is probably the most difficult job in management.



12 Jul 2017 17:50:21
First thing the game is on premier tv.

Second i beleive we have a stong enough squad for this CL round and the next, but given the quality of the oppenent we could face in the group stage qualifing round i would like to see a really expeienced left sided centre back purchased.

Next I think the CL allow for 25 players in the selection we have a lot of young players in the first team and only 18 over the under 21 age limit and three of these could leave before the end of August ( Mackay-Steven, Biton and Cifti) I know this is not popular but i would like to see 3/ 4 older players brought in if these are sold.

I would also liketo see Scott Sinclair tears Linfield a new one

Good luck to all the new players and welcome to the Celtic family.


1.) 12 Jul 2017 18:00:01
does ma box in that bt hold the rights yet don't show it, that's the reason i subscribed in the first place.

2.) 13 Jul 2017 16:14:18
Pissed at BT too.



10 Jul 2017 12:27:27
I worry about some of the players we are being touted. Mario Pasalic and Ntcham have not recieved offers from the clubs they were on loan too, surprizing if they were such a success surely these clubs would be trying to buy aka Patrick Roberts.
The figures quoted are very high for players no one really wants.
There have been lots of young players who fail to achieve their potential aka Liam Miller how much would he be quoted in todays market after champions league success.


1.) 10 Jul 2017 12:32:32
Well jonace am sure we'll have done our homework on him we have to trust brendans judgment he's done not to bad up till now.

2.) 10 Jul 2017 13:36:02
Jonace a get your comment but it's also not correct. These guys go out on loan to these clubs take genoa and ntcham for talk sake. The player goes there because the club wants him to get first team football. not because the player has asked the go there. I am sure he and the club speak all year whilst on loan and that's maybe not what he wants to do is be there so they won't waste time on bids. City don't want Patrick Roberts doesn't mean he won't do a job elsewhere. We just getting our work done early as we start back before most leagues.

3.) 10 Jul 2017 14:00:35
Going on loan didn't do mcgregor any harm.

4.) 10 Jul 2017 16:01:22
Maybe Man City don't want to loan him back to Genoa. He's had nothing but praise from the people at Genoa since he left.

Ed do you think he is Armstrongs replacement.

{Ed007's Note - I'm starting to think so mate but still hopeful that a new contract can be agreed with SA giving us a MF 3 of him, Brown and Ntcham if Rodgers is still going to go with 4-3-3.}

5.) 10 Jul 2017 16:34:09
Me too time will tell though the longer it drags on it makes me think he's for the off. I think Biton will be released in this window also. I see we have a defender up from Chelsea on trial for 2 weeks he only has 1 year left on his contract.

{Ed007's Note - I seen that, Kyle Jameson is his name. Chelsea only signed him in January too so I wonder what's happened in only 6 months that they're allowing him to go out on trial.}

6.) 10 Jul 2017 16:52:26
'Looking at all our midfiders armstrong is the only natural left sided player. i wonder if that's why the interest in pasilic (if any ) is coming from.

7.) 10 Jul 2017 16:54:21
i had heard Ed SA wants a get out clause after a season. i really hope that's not true. PL won't take kindly to they demands.

{Ed007's Note - There's all sorts of rumours doing the rounds, I think it's simply over £.}

8.) 10 Jul 2017 17:31:24
Does the Chelsea ED know anythin about Kyle n if anythin has happened in those 6months.

{Ed007's Note - According to Ed002 there's no problems and it'll be a loan deal for Jameson.}




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28 Apr 2017 14:41:22
I watched Kerr and Wardrop on wednesday and they too looked very good and are the same age as Ajer and Adarabioyo, we aslo have MacCart and Kellacher to return in the summer. If we buy someone like St Juste that means we would have 7 players all 19-20 and you cannot play them all. Some would be disallusioned and leave it is a problem that needs careful handling as i think we should be produceing our own players where possible. They are cheaper and stay longer. Shame O'Connell did not work out liked the lad and his attitude hopes he does well whereever he goes.




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18 Apr 2017 04:51:30
I said the EPL would not grant him a work permit as he does not meet their qualifing standards. The SPL and scotland would grant a work permit.


{Ed007's Note - I think you need to read up on tne changes that were made to the FA regs in 2015.}



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31 Mar 2017 18:19:33
To small what about Angus Gunn at Man City future Scotland keeper if he does not get a England call up.




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14 Mar 2017 14:09:44
This is being hyped by the English press and Arsenal as they want Tierney on the cheap. By offering Willock at an over inflated price.




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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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17 Jul 2017 17:09:28
Did any other celtic player feel the need to tie a scarf around a post, Have players not been pelted with objects before and not just at Celtic, Look at the ban given to Cantona for losing the plot and he played for the richist club in the world at that time. MON got rid of Mahe for losing his rag against Rangers.
Any player who cannot control his emotions can be a liability
Even Scott Brown has had to temper his enthusisism and learned from his mistakes LG does not seem to be learning. A famous Italian manager ( i cannot remember who) said you can tell a player three times about something and if he still does not grasp this he never will.




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17 Jul 2017 16:39:53
LG is the stupid one, He had no need to provoke an already volitile situation. It is all very well giving your heart and soul to the club but you have too keep the heed. Stein would never allow his players to behave in such a manner and i don't believe BR won't either. This could mean the end for LG at celtic park as soon as a suitable replacement is found.
It is doubley stupid as he could be the only recoginised striker if MD leaves or is injured and what if he is banned for two games after we get through the next round. Would everyone who will condem this post feel the same if we cannot get through because of a lack of goals.




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05 Jul 2017 18:22:30
Tierney is not tall enough.




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02 Jun 2017 18:49:05
I don't see why we can't do both get the right players and get them in early in preparation for CL not the SPL.




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08 May 2017 19:02:46
none of the above.