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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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17 Oct 2017 19:25:31
My Celtic X1;
Gordon, Lustig Jozo Boyata Tierney
Brown Armstrong
Roberts Rogic Sinclair
So my question to all is wud
DeVries Ralston Erik Ajer Miller
Ntcham Koassi
Forrest McGregor Benyu
Win the league?
2nd question would any of the sevco team get in our 2nd team?
Maybe Tav as he good going forward but then again can't defend.
Alves? yep a definitely for me but that's it.


1.) 17 Oct 2017 19:47:10
I think they would, Rayman. Benyu's not been featuring lately and I guess Hayes can play there, so yeah.

The midfield lad fae the other side might get in there over Kouasi at the moment, but I expect he'll kick on.

2.) 17 Oct 2017 20:29:56
Tav is a told bomb scare and I would have ralston over him any day. As for avles he was a player bit he's done. The bhoy fae hibs made a right mug of him.

3.) 17 Oct 2017 20:42:17
Ray jozos out.

4.) 17 Oct 2017 21:46:51
Mally I been known to talk p*** now and again mate but I a sure B. Munich are not in the SPFL lol.

5.) 17 Oct 2017 21:58:00
Ach don't be so hard on yerself chief a have ma moments to.

6.) 17 Oct 2017 23:58:53
With jozo out what's the chances of Erick starting?
Gordon Gamboa Erick Boyata Tierney Brown Ntcham Forrest Rogic Sinclair Dembele.



14 Oct 2017 23:42:21
Been watching sly sports and if they played the De Gea save once they played it a hundred times, yes it was good but it was made with his feet and a keeper that makes a save with his feet will never be a great save.
May I remind all that it was CG who was voted best save of all time in the EPL, along with his save last week against Hibs those 2 saves beggared belief.
So to all his critics and there are many, (even on here) you will miss him when he is gone.
I find it funny that people say he is no Forster etc etc, some have short memories as he got plenty of criticism on here esp for not coming for crosses.


1.) 15 Oct 2017 00:15:21
Difference was that big Fraser was still learning his trade and matured into one of the best keepers in Britain while at Celtic. He got better every season. Craig Gordon is still making the same mistakes as he always has.

2.) 15 Oct 2017 00:32:33
De Gea and big Fraser and Hart and all the other supposedly great keepers still make mistakes, Gordon isn't the only one.

3.) 15 Oct 2017 05:53:06
Not the main point of your argument rayman, but how can a save with your feet not be a great save? Does that come directly from 'the big book of great save rules' or did you just decide that?

4.) 15 Oct 2017 08:29:19
Sly are just trying there hardest to make a game they over invested in look like a super game when in reality it wasn't any better than Clyde vs Stirling just the money is ridiculous in comparison.

5.) 15 Oct 2017 08:38:59
Keepers jobs to stop the ball going in any way he can was a great save. And couldn’t agree more Gordo it’s pathetic the way they build up games and talk them all up and there complete dross! Mibi we should all do the same.

6.) 15 Oct 2017 10:03:55
Wish we would campsie bhoy but our media are only intrested in praising one team where is all the praise for Aberdeen and how great they have started the season you would think sevco where top and unbeaten.

7.) 15 Oct 2017 10:53:58
So Kev, was Forster out commanding his box by the end of his time at Celtic? That was the biggest weakness in his game and still is, so your point makes no sense whatsoever.

8.) 15 Oct 2017 12:02:20
I know its all about opinions NT but I have never seen a save of the season or been on youtube watching brilliant saves etc and the keeper saves it with his feet.
I cannot in living memory recall a save a keeper saving with his feet that was called brilliant, or raved about.
I don't think for a minute if Banks had saved Pele header in the world cup with his feet it would be remembered to this day lol.

9.) 15 Oct 2017 18:26:38
Did anyone see Big FF today he had a mare, palming ball out to striker when it was easier to put it round for a corner then striker beats him at near post.
Can you imagine if CG did that lol, remember big FF is supposed to be worth upwards of 20m I think we did no bad for a keeper who cost nothing.

10.) 16 Oct 2017 08:35:24
I think if banks had made the save with his feet it would be more memorable as he'd have needed 3 legs.

I think most keepers wouldn't have adjusted to save the one de gea made, maybe why it was such a good save.



12 Aug 2017 17:25:15
I must say I am worried about winning this league guys, the Sevvies are only 3 points behind us.
I am running scared that they are so close lol.


1.) 12 Aug 2017 17:45:04
Brendan must go we've dropped to 2nd in the league.

2.) 12 Aug 2017 17:48:18
Good point Rayman. If this continues we'll only be 57 points ahead at the end of the season. And still people will moan.

3.) 13 Aug 2017 04:54:47
Haha did anyone hear Laurie big words on CLYDE on Friday? **** sake he said he was hoping for a revitalised and rejuvenated rangers this year. Maybe he believes the continuation myth. Anyway he went on to say that he found last season a snore, jeezo if an unbeaten treble is a snore maybe the sad old bugger should stay in bed instead of spending his time and money watching the invincibles hoping for a defeat. Eld fart.



05 Aug 2017 15:38:20
I admit I was in the sell Bitton camp but now I am prepared to see this as his first few games and forget everything he has done before.
He looks a class act in defense and is never stretched and has good positioning for someone who is not natural there and never looked troubled in Rosenberg.
I know he has not been put under real pressure yet but the signs are good.


1.) 05 Aug 2017 16:10:07
Definitely see Nir as a starter in that position if he can prove he isn't prone to lapses.

2.) 05 Aug 2017 17:12:30
Has he the pace for the euro games would be my main concern.

3.) 05 Aug 2017 17:19:35
I've defended Bitton a bit over the past few years, but thinking of him as a midfielder I was ready to see him go this summer. Due to the circumstances he's found himself doing a job at the back there and so far has looked fine. I do not see him playing there once our injury troubles are over though.

4.) 05 Aug 2017 17:31:38
I think the style of some European sides would actually be more suitable to him playing there, it's the level of opponents that worries me. Like Rayman says, he hasn't really been tested yet.

5.) 05 Aug 2017 18:01:35
We were discussing this on live chat

For me he could be the ball playing CH but if he were to come up against a MD type CF he would really struggle strength wise

I said last season he would make a great CH if a half stone heavier he is just too lanky for me he needs to build strength IMO (Y)

6.) 05 Aug 2017 18:43:22
jamie, i was laughed at for saying he looks good in there! lol.

7.) 05 Aug 2017 19:40:22
Think he could be a good partner with Simi. One hard hitting the other a ball player with great positional sense.



25 Jul 2017 19:10:46
Its that time of year again guys where we are all asking where are the transfers and why we have no back up at CH or up front etc.
In recent seasons its always been the debate wether we wait for CL inclusion or not as obv we can spend more and attract a better quality of player.
Its getting harder with it costing 50m for a full back down south this is what we are up against.
IMHO we have to wait now unless we can find the odd gem in Ollie or Benny, as the standard of player we need is higher than ever due to the success of the team and how well we are playing.
We have 24 players in our squad and 1 of them is Cifti, so BR has certainly trimmed the squad.
I sure we all agree we no longer want a squad player we must get a player who walks into the team, and we all see where we need the these players.
So yes its hard to take just now and frustration at no more signings yet but if we are patient and qualify for CL I think we will be rewarded.


1.) 25 Jul 2017 20:08:07
This is why it's important we try and produce our own players mate what would people be happier with if we had to pick spending big on a few players every year or spending a lot every year on our academy?

2.) 25 Jul 2017 20:39:12
I think everyone of us would love nothing better than to see a team full of home grown talent tearing up the league and Europe. The reality is that, bar the obvious few, we really haven't managed to produce adequate quality. 99% of the player's we release stay at a low level. Maybe this is down to recruiting, development, opportunity, luck or all of the above.

Who knows, maybe one of the young lads will come tomorrow night and do exactly what KT done when the opportunity presented itself. Wouldn't that be great to see.

{Ed007's Note - Look at all the clubs down in England that spend millions on their academies and youth recruitment and look how many players make the grade, Denayer, Roberts and Ntcham at City, Lukaku at Chelsea, Pogba at Utd though that wasn't all about football They stockpile these players in the hope they uncover a gem and if they don't they make a tidy profit, Chelsea signed Lukaku for £10 million, loaned him out for 2 years then sold him for £28-30 million to Everton. That's like us getting £8 million for Ciftci!
We do the same it's just on a much smaller scale and we usually only get nominal fees for departing players but we do stockpile young players like all big clubs.}

3.) 25 Jul 2017 20:58:14
We could have Tierney right back and Mcgregor left back and Simunovic and Lustig centre tomorrow night, however as much as I like what he does for team/ squad I recall Mcgregor getting caught upfield when playing left back last season and apparently Rosenberg play on the break. It's also means moving too many players around so I hope Brendan plays Ajer and like you say I hope he goes out and shows he is ready like Tierney did.

4.) 25 Jul 2017 21:09:05
Agree that the EPL clubs are a scaled version of what we are doing, in terms of what level of player they can uncover, or sell for a small fortune. What do you think is the issue with our academy Ed? If we can produce a Tierney and McGregor it shows that it is possible.

You need incredible luck to be able to produce half a team, such as Fergie's Fledglings. Monaco are the obvious recent example and beneficiaries of focusing on developing youth, as opposed to spending big.

I'm still hopeful that this year will see us bring one or two more success story's through.

{Ed007's Note - For me it's all down to the coaching. The age old excuse about the size of the country and population etc is bollocks, how many genuine world class players has England produced in that last 5 - 10 years? It's a UK wide problem and not just a Scottish one, imagine how much more shite the EPL would be if they didn't have the money to buy mediocre foreign talent let alone the quality foreign players they do have.
Sometimes I think we expect too much and don't forget how tough the support is on youngsters, they don't all come in and play like KT, it takes time for the to learn and progress and a lot of the support don't have the patience to let that happen, one mistake or one misplaced pass and they're on their back.}

5.) 25 Jul 2017 21:36:57
Was the stockpiling of players not also a means to try and beat the F. F. P regs as well Ed? Look at the boy Ake I think that Chelsea sold for £20mill and never really kicked a ball for them. Prices down there a ridiculous.

{Ed007's Note - Yeah it all helps with FFP.}

6.) 26 Jul 2017 08:39:39
You are bang on about youth needing time and fans being on their back.
Look at the amount of people on this page and in our wider fan base that wanted wee McGregor bombed out of parkhead ed007.

{Ed007's Note - Exactly.}




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08 Aug 2017 18:56:08
How dare you get the keeper wrong ed lol, you being such a Gordon fan.


{Ed007's Note - Mr Rodgers must have misread my text lol I told him to give De Vries a run out tonight.}



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07 Jul 2017 14:23:52
Didnt BR say he had power and pace? Not sure Bojan fits that description.




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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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19 Oct 2017 15:56:40
Your right ed, the goalposts have moved in the CL in the last 2-3 years, the best are now light years away and we can't catch up due to their considerable spending and the gap is getting bigger.
Only a few years ago a 4m player would have done a good turn for us in the CL now he is a very average player, u need a 100m player to make a difference now.
Our prize is just getting there and while results won't matter too much we have to look long term and see improvement in our team and if we get Europa league then its been achieved.
Getting to the last 16 whilst not impossible should be out of our minds for the foreseeable future unless something changes or we get an amazing draw.
It puts into perspective how well Lennon did to get there and he used to get pelters on here for the embarrassing defeats lol.




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19 Oct 2017 15:00:40
Simply cannot believe the comments on here re Gordon, so let's go through the goals.
1; a header by Lebandowski (No less) 1 of the best strikers in the world is in the middle of the box on his own with a free header (Lustig had no idea where he was and Gamboa watched him move and left him) puts a powerful header to the corner and CG can only make a good save he has no time to decide where he can palm it all he can do is save it and hope his defenders bail him out.
YET AGAIN his defenders let him down and the ONLY player in the vicinity for them is Mueller and he reacts first to tap in.
So question is wtf was Lustig and Boyata doing.
If you are a central defender and u know crosses are coming in and u have 1 of the best strikers in the world against you its not rocket science to say to yourself where the f*** is he.
2 Gamboa skinned not showing him inside to bodies and let him cross fat too easy, again basic defending, cross comes in and hey ho we have not 1 not 2 but 3 Bayern players unmarked 12 yards out either could have pulled it down to score but the header is put back across goal into far corner with CG going other way. He had no chance with that.
3 Yes it was poor distribution from CG but tell me a keeper that doesn't do it, more importantly we had a corner to defend.
Cross comes in and free header, why no one on post?
Hummells is a danger at set pieces why not picked up?
Again CG no chance.

So that's my take, if you had told me we would lose 3-0 its perfectly believable, if you were to tell me we lost 3-0 from 3 headers I would be saying wtf.
All 3 goals were down to extremely poor defending and how we set up, we clearly can't defend properly at this level or pass for that matter and are not set up to make us difficult to beat.
I fail to see how that's CGs fault.




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18 Oct 2017 22:15:42
Strange u pick out CG mate, u say he is a liability yet also say he made great saves.
Can u tell me any other player in the team who did anything great?




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17 Oct 2017 21:46:51
Mally I been known to talk p*** now and again mate but I a sure B. Munich are not in the SPFL lol.




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15 Oct 2017 18:26:38
Did anyone see Big FF today he had a mare, palming ball out to striker when it was easier to put it round for a corner then striker beats him at near post.
Can you imagine if CG did that lol, remember big FF is supposed to be worth upwards of 20m I think we did no bad for a keeper who cost nothing.