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05 Aug 2016 19:28:43
Assuming Sinclair deal done then I think a creative midfielder and we are set with also a few out.
There is an argument for a GK but CG is decent enough and Fasan is considered good enough by many to step in if needed, so looking like a good window for us.
With a strike force of Sinclair LG MD and PR that will put smiles on our faces I think.
Also it means that the spine of the team has been strengthened which is what any good manager addresses.


1.) 05 Aug 2016 20:21:32
To me a GK is needed badly, also would like a tough tackling no nonsense midfielder brought in.

2.) 05 Aug 2016 21:11:57
Would you trust fasan or even Gordon in a cl game against quality opposition? I think over the next 2 season we need 2 new GK, but buy one now and put Gordon on the bench.

3.) 05 Aug 2016 21:27:17
Got to agree with chris30. Need a CM who isn't afriad to let himself be known. And btw, if not already know. Flamini was released by the Gunners on a free. 32y and still agressive as ever last i saw him.

4.) 05 Aug 2016 21:29:02
I think we get through this tie mate but I've no seen enough a Fasan and tbh I was never Craig Gordon biggest fan he's made a couple really good saves at times but he's prone to a howler at times its just in he's game still a tough one for me to take when you lose an England international goalkeeper ( England's number 1 in my opinion without being biased lol) and replace him way a guy that been out for some long, would like the lad Worm spurs number 2 no sure if it was Rodgers that signed him for Swansea.

5.) 05 Aug 2016 22:21:56
Rodgers said he wanted another CF i don't know whether that's still the case or not! But I'd love a GK and CM who can take a game by the scruff of the neck!

6.) 05 Aug 2016 23:19:06
Couldn't agree more with chris30 and shugmckie, a hard tackling ball winning midfielder. Flamini wouldn't be the worst shout. There after I think we need a commanding goalie, Gordon is a half decent shot stopper, however is not commanding.

7.) 06 Aug 2016 03:00:34
Bring back the Holy Goalie ;)

8.) 06 Aug 2016 07:12:07
I rather we got an up and coming someone, don't know anything about Sinclair, apart from what I've read, but his career seems to be going in opposite direction.

9.) 06 Aug 2016 08:22:53
the holy goalie was hot and cold also. Remember Begovic goal blunder he was on the other end. Countless times he fluffed it at Celtic also. What about Logan Bailly he was a decent enough keeper I though over Fasan.

10.) 06 Aug 2016 10:16:36
A GK is THE priority now.




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11 Jun 2017 00:05:24
So guys hypothetical question, if an average EPL player from Bournemouth or WBA for eg hit 2 stunning free kicks within mins of each other against the mighty Engerlund how much would he be worth?


1.) 11 Jun 2017 07:59:30
Infinity million pounds, just like the rest of them. It's the best league in the-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

2.) 11 Jun 2017 09:25:01
About £40 million - if he had done absolutely nothing in his career beforehand! But, being someone who plays in Scotland, he is simply referred to as "their fella" by the mightily thick english captain and will probably not be mentioned again down south. Instead of course, all the plaudits go to kane as though poking one in from inside the six yard box is more of an achievement.
Bitter? Damn right.

3.) 11 Jun 2017 10:35:14
Can you imagine the panty wetting frenzy there would have been had it been Beckham in his playing days from the English media.

4.) 11 Jun 2017 10:50:20
I thought Griffiths was outstanding yesterday, Tireless work as the lone striker. Held the ball up well and covered every inch of the park. 2 stunning strikes that should have won the game only let down by poor decision making and defending at the end.

5.) 11 Jun 2017 11:20:52
LG was very good yesterday, thought armstrong giving the ball to them when all he had to do was go to the corner cost the scots the game plus gorden probably should have done better at both goals.

6.) 11 Jun 2017 15:45:58
15 million. That will be laughed at by some. But WE name our price for players now and don't have to sell at the first decent offer.

7.) 11 Jun 2017 17:03:20
The way Griffith's played just emphasise how bad a manager WGS really is, he kept persisting in playing Fletcher time after time, even though Griffith's was banging them in, coming out with statements like he wasn't tall enough,

8.) 11 Jun 2017 18:32:46
Certainly several million. Griffiths has his limitations as a focal point in a 4231,but despite this, and mostly feeding off scraps yesterday he demonstrated both the main qualities that keeps me liking him. 1; Despite his limitations, he will never let his opponents have an easy ride and will run in behind all day. 2; and I don't say this lightly, Leigh Griffiths has one of the best left foots around, and can score from anywhere.

9.) 11 Jun 2017 23:45:07
Long overdue start for LG and as far as his value he played against Premiershite best defenders and done great, for a wee fella! If he was called Leenaldo with his strikes it would be £50M easy to Chelsiki.

Really pleased for him.

Still gutted we could just hit row z at the end 😩.



16 May 2017 22:32:15
Hearing the news about MD ed, to be honest I disappointed but also realistic to know we can't baulk at 20-30m or whatever it is.
I said all season that if LG played same games as MD then LG would score more goals for me.
Add to that LGs great delivery and he plays week in week out in for me in SPFL.
I know Europe is not LGs speciality but he can do a job with right players behind him and who knows we might just get another top quality striker or 2 with the money.
For me if BR let's MD go he has a plan in place.
Wud be ecstatic if Roberts was included also.


{Ed007's Note - I don't think the plan would be sell Moussa and start with LG, I don't think Rodgers sees him as his main striker.}

1.) 17 May 2017 08:46:33
In the interview with Sutton and BR selling club came up and BR said that it's about morals if you know we are keeping a player on 10 grand a week and you know he could be getting 80 grand a week could he be planting the seed that we could be loosing MD?

2.) 17 May 2017 08:53:25
Thing is Rayman Dembele seems like the more important player in regards to age ability and champions league, he showed he's a force against big teams even within this current Celtic squad. Griffiths hasn't shown that for me. I'm not doubting Griffiths is an excellent striker but Dembele is a more important player for us in my eyes.

3.) 17 May 2017 10:27:11
Such a pity that BR doesn't really have complete faith in LG, but as one of LG defenders on here when he first came, and impressing on doubters here how much he knuckled down and improved, I can still see that BR will look even with Dembelle for another CL striker. I just hope that both of them for whatever reasons do not fly the coup this summer.

4.) 17 May 2017 10:51:34
I agree completely Ken.



10 May 2017 19:29:13
This window coming up could be our most interesting ever, with players leaving-
Ambrose and poss outs
and maybe even Christie that could be anything up to 100k a week on wages.
Not forgetting poss 4-5 for Virgil that's a hefty amount we have to spend along with our own money.
I think for the first time in years we will buy real quality, poss even players who would be automatic choices.
Not easy I know, but I trust Brendan to work his magic.
Intersting times ahead right enough guys.
Ps I checked out Solanke he reminds me of Costa in his style anyone else notice this.


1.) 10 May 2017 20:33:05
@Rayman did Brendan not say he had a role for Toure on the coaching side of things.

2.) 10 May 2017 21:07:38
Tim think toure was always short term defensive cover / long term coaching backroom staff.

3.) 10 May 2017 22:54:25
I heard that too mate, but I think as a player it will be his last season.

4.) 11 May 2017 09:33:08
@Rayman, I keep a note of published contract expiry dates and although some others may not have been published the following is a list of players (mostly development squad) who may be finishing in the Summer.

Brandon Payne
Josh Kerr
Connor McManus
Luke Donnelly
Jamie Lindsay
Paul McMullan
Fiacre Kelleher
Leo Fasan
and possibly Aidan McIlduff.

Can't see any contract dates for
Sam Wardrop
Ross Doohan
Theo Archibald
Mark Hill
Colin McCabe

Always open to corrections.

5.) 11 May 2017 11:41:26
I would get rid of Bailey (gk) fasan (gk) efe janko Eric Allan gms commons cifti.



30 Apr 2017 16:42:14
Firstly can I say the ref had a good game yesterday he got all the big decisions right.
But did anyone else notice he stopped the game early.
At 49 quid a ticket u would think we would get the full game.


1.) 30 Apr 2017 17:00:03
Definitely think he let Broony away with one tbh rayman lol.

2.) 30 Apr 2017 17:16:30
Anyone from airdrie or Coatbridge remember Jeff the ref used to stop games early when it was a pumping. A thought it was a touch of class by the ref, taking pity on the poor wee huns. 😂 😂.



30 Apr 2017 12:59:08
A fun and interesting post to all (I hope) esp eds and English eds would value your opinion.
Going through the Celtic squad and comparing then to EPL players as we always are I thought ok let's compare prices and talent.
Gordon v Bravo 2m v 12M
Sinclair V Redmond 3.5m v 20m
Armstrong v Herrera 6m v 20m
Brown v Lucas 3m v 10m
Tierney v Shaw 10m v 30m
Rogic v Barkley 6m v 30m
Dembelle v Lukaku 20m v 50m.
Just a bit of fun I know but I tried to compare like for like as much as I cud.
So question is, is Bravo better than Gordon and are the rest better than we got.
There is an argument for Barkley and Lukaku but look at the price difference.
In my opinion there is not much between any of them, some are slightly better than us while some of ours are slightly better than theirs.
Fire away guys lol.


{Ed025's Note - your having a giraffe ray if you think everton will only get £50m for lukaku, the price is set at £100m but realistically it will end up £70-80m, i would bite your arm off for dembelle at £20m though mate, the prices in england are massively inflated mate and its all to do with the sly money..

1.) 30 Apr 2017 15:17:07
Rayman that is why most of the teams in the EPL are in debt. When you pay £90 mill for Pogba then the whole market is a joke. When i listen to english pundits talking about how poor scottish football is i would like to force them to live within the money they generate outside the handouts from their billionare owners. Man u with £500mill debt spending £90 mill on one player. The average debt in EPL is £109 mill. As Ed days its a totally inflated market and it will come to a shuddering halt.

{Ed007's Note - Remember Man Utd brought in more than £500 million for last year (2015/16) and about £70 million in profits so although there is debt it is more than manageable and it actually stems from the Glazer's takeover rather than the money they spend on players etc.
The Glazers paid around £790 million for Utd. The family initially took the club private, which created a great deal of the debt, but then had an initial public offering (IPO) in 2012. At one point in 2010, the club's debt exceeded £716.5 million so they've paid off over £200 million since then.}

2.) 30 Apr 2017 16:01:25
Didn't realise about the 100m ed, even at todays prices Lukaku is only worthy about 50m for me any more is ludicrous.

{Ed025's Note - im the same ray but when you see the likes of united paying £89m for pogba then you never know..the world has gone mad mate..

3.) 30 Apr 2017 16:45:23
Hi Ed maybe i am wrong but i thought Man U had about £500mill of debt. Understand its managable as long as sly keep throwing billions at it and they get decent run in CL but rumours have it thst Marinio is being given a £250mill warchest this year so if right debt might climb again.

{Ed007's Note - They have got around £500 million worth of long term debt but it's really of no concern, Utd can easily spend £250 million on players and service there debt. Think of it like this, do you not spend any money on a new car or big TV because you have a mortgage to pay?}




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02 Mar 2017 10:32:52
Its too easy to say he would have done this or that, the fact is he didn't.
He was never a goalscorer and people are forgetting the sitters he missed.




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01 Mar 2017 23:42:53
Point is simple ed, SA or SJ its SA for me all day long.
SJ didn't play CAM all that often it was a makeshift postion for him just like it is for SA.
SJ for me is a DM player like he is for his country.


{Ed007's Note - This is just pointless, try actually watching games.}



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01 Mar 2017 22:32:55
He hasn't ed its a slightly different role tho same as SJ who didn't play it either.
Both play similar but its Armstrong for me all day long.


{Ed007's Note - So where did Johansen play in Ronny Deila's 4-2-3-1? You're comparing players that play in different positions, Armstrong is nothing to do with it and I've explained why - this is up there with people that want to play Tierney at LW.
I really can't see the point you're trying to make.
Celtic playing 4-2-3-1 with Brown and Armstrong as the 2, with Johansen playing as CAM role COULD have potentially been better than having to play 4-3-3 with Bitton in beside Brown and Armstrong. I think Johansen's energy could have been useful and I think Rodgers would have got him back to playing the way he was in his first year and if he did he wouldn't have been any threat to Armstrong's position in the team, Armstrong's competition comes from Bitton, Johansen would have been competing with Rogic for a starting spot.}



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01 Mar 2017 19:34:01
No he doesn't ed but he is BR 1st choice in that position when Rogic injured.
SJ for me didn't score enough to play that position (a discussion I had with a few here with the Commons v SJ debate. ) SJ also had the silly habit of making rash challenges and getting booked needlessly.
Armstrong is much more reliable.
I really believe it will be Brown, Armstrong, Eboue. 2 from 3 and BR will buy a No 10.


{Ed007's Note - When has Armstrong played in Rogic's position, in the middle of the attacking 3? People seem to say that yet it's simply not true, Stuart Armstrong is not a CAM and without Rogic we've mostly been playing in a 4-3-3.}



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01 Mar 2017 13:53:43
Ed, Armstrong is a better player than SJ.


{Ed007's Note - Armstrong doesn't play as a CAM though. And Johansen would have been a better player than Bitton. Having a midfield 3 of Brown, Johansen, Armstrong would be better than having Bitton in there as has been happening the past couple of matches when we've played more a 4-3-3. Then when we do play 4-2-3-1 Brown and Armstrong are the two anchors and Johansen would have been in the CAM of the 3 seeing as Rogic is out injured again.}




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30 May 2017 20:56:41
Mate this is the first time in a long time that we are happy with our team and u want to sell someone.
Of course I want it to improve but where?
All our players at the moment are of a good standard some are excellent, as I said it would take a VVD or Wanyama type to improve but they are very difficult to find.
Every club is looking for them.

Its going to be difficult for BR to improve the first X1 without spending big and goalie is not a priority in my eyes.
CG has proven everybody wrong not only that, he is NO 1 for Scotland again.
I said during the Euros last year that there were 20-30m goalies palming the ball out and causing goals, yet these so called superstars are supposed to be better than CG.
If Courtois, Hart, Neuer are doing it then he is in good company.




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30 May 2017 18:53:52
Higher standard of player mate is going to cost 8-10m for me, unless we find an equivelant of VVD or Wanyama in goals.
Its very unlikely to happen and its a case of careful what u wish for, if the Papers had splashed their back pages about CG off to Chelsea u would prob be on here complaining the papers trying to sell our players and upset the squad.
So is it ok for you to do it mate?




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30 May 2017 14:25:31
Well your going to be disappointed with whoever we get mate cos they all do it these days, so its time to stop criticising CG for doing it.




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22 May 2017 19:05:37
Ed what kind of rest will our players get this summer mate?


{Ed007's Note - I don't know for certain but I'd guess players will be reporting back from around the 3rd week in June as the first CL qualifier is due played on 12/13 July and Rodgers will probably want a couple of friendlies played before them.}



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22 May 2017 00:33:56
Can we have a poll on it ed lol.


{Ed007's Note - If we close it down we'll need to see their posts on the main pages, is that really what we want? I prefer the ignore them option, if they post on there and nobody answers it would be pretty pointless. Play the long game :-D