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22 Jan 2019 22:55:07
I wonder about our scouting network at times. good young players in Switzerland and Austria for not massive amounts of money. That's where I would be looking for value just now.

1.) 22 Jan 2019 23:17:48
German scouts are all over these leagues mate it is definitely getting tougher.

2.) 23 Jan 2019 01:07:27
I agree with those markets Royjac also other countries like Scandinavia, Serbia and even Holland.

3.) 23 Jan 2019 11:26:29
We have just signed someone from Slovakia and are now heavily liked with a player from Ukraine.

4.) 23 Jan 2019 11:26:46
Plus 2 from america.




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22 May 2019 21:52:42
Just read something there suggesting Kouassi is finished at Celtic should we sign the boy Stirling from WBA, have to say I disagree with this totally. For a start Kouassi is only 20 and while he has struggled to break into the team as yet, we have seen the odd glimpse of what he can do. I for one wouldn't be keen to see him shipped out the door, certainly in some games in Europe away from home I would prefer to see us play with at least a couple of more defensive minded CM's to make us that wee bit more solid and difficult to break down. Much like the approach we see from a few teams when they come to Celtic park and something BR was never going to implement.

1.) 22 May 2019 22:56:09
That bhoy has definitely got something. He was great in 1st leg against the Russians. I think if he hadn't got injured then he'd have played this season for sure.
He tried to play on after a serious injury if I remember correctly as well. So bhoy has heart tae.

2.) 22 May 2019 22:59:13
A new manager might see things with kouassi differently. Just need to wait and see who is appointed.

3.) 22 May 2019 23:13:01
There's a player there in Kouassi and was playing okay until injury. Would rather we gave him a fair crack over this Harper lad. Would rather him over Bitton.

4.) 23 May 2019 00:05:09
The best thing would be to get him out on loan to get him some proper game time. Motherwell maybe if we go in for Turnbull?

5.) 23 May 2019 06:17:08
Kouassi is rubbish, he's had chances and showed very little, he constantly passes the ball backwards. His performance away to Hearts when we lost 1-0 was enough for me that he will never be good enough, time to clear out the dead wood.

6.) 23 May 2019 08:50:01
Think he needs a run of games and a good run but he's always injured and might be better cutting our losses or get him out on loan.

7.) 23 May 2019 09:00:59
Absolute nonsense talk about a kid who has struggled with new culture, country and sustained a really bad injury. Certainly a player in there given some glimpses and to write players off as dead wood at 20 is wrong. Hopefully he will get another contract as he clearly has shown ability to bring him in so young.



18 May 2019 16:26:17
Quite possibly Broony being out the cup final may be a blessing in disguise, can't help thinking back to end of October and November with Calmac, Rogic and Ntcham and later Christie in midfield we were actually blowing teams away for the only point this season. Fast attacking one touch football that was a joy to watch ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€.

1.) 18 May 2019 16:39:50
Problem with that is Rogic and Ntcham were playing well.
Rogic has been chronic since he came back and Ntcham has hardly played lately.

2.) 18 May 2019 18:20:12
I don't remember Ntcham really being involved at all during that period. The midfield 3 was McGregor, Christie and Rogic pretty much every game as far as I recall.



22 Apr 2019 10:32:25
Is it any wonder we are stumbling across the line this season?

With the world cup last summer, lack of investment, the injuries this season and on top of the the pressure of going for a treble treble.
There is not another club in the world that has been able to show this level of consistency over a number of seasons, quite remarkable if you ask me!
At this moment the nucleus of the squad is still intact, a few good signings in the summer and a proper rest as such for the whole squad and we will be good to go again.

We will win the league for sure and the cup final will be tough I guarantee it, the cream always rises to the top though.

Enjoy your Easter Monday lads. ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’š Hail Hail.

1.) 22 Apr 2019 13:28:08
Quite a few of us are on the same page as you with this and although we have stuttered and drawn blanks in three games recently, we are still dominating opponents and still 'turn-up' for the very big games The many hurdles and problems we have encountered this season alone are enough to bring other teams/ clubs to their knees, but here we are nine points clear and in another cup final and all we need to do is compose ourselves and play the way we know we can.
The players deserve enormous credit and gratitude for their efforts and a fitting reward would be to go down in history 3 x 3.
If I have just one gripe, it's give Weah, Burke and Sinclair more game time - especially like yesterday when it was obvious we were struggling to get the breakthrough.

PS: Like him or not, he NL debate is becoming a distraction and has to take a back-seat until the season is over and the job is done.

2.) 22 Apr 2019 14:49:10

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{Ed007's Note - Your posts are verging on trolling. All you seem to want to do is try and twist things to somehow blame the board for anything and everything, so any posts doing that won't be posted. It isn't up for discussion either.}

3.) 22 Apr 2019 17:32:47
Once a bhoy I agree with what you says about Lennon being a distraction. It's just frustrating the situation Rodgers has left us in at a crucial point in season.

4.) 22 Apr 2019 18:17:59
Its fair to say the support have not been fans of the system we operate, especially since we lost our unbeaten record last December. Its too slow from midfield and the gap between the sitting midfielders and our number 10 is too big.
Its understandable that Lenny has kept what the players are used to playing, especially when we were 8 points clear, it made sense.
Playing that system, we are hard to score against but we are too pedestrian.
With the manager getting criticised, maybe its now time to stamp his own ideas on the team. Lennys teams have always had 2 up front, so maybe its time to play his own system and put Weah up with Eddy. We will probably let in more goals but as long as we score more and the fans are being entertained, it will give the fans an idea what to expect for next season going forward.

5.) 22 Apr 2019 22:25:09
The talk about Neil Lennon being a distraction is true to a point but it is concerning that since he's been in charge there have been 3 0-0 draws.
If the players are not responding to him now when they should be trying to impress him, it doesn't bode well if he is given the job permanently.

6.) 22 Apr 2019 23:58:01
Gerry that's our 10th nil -nil draw in 16 months. Its the system we play, hard to score against but not always able to score ourselves.
Lenny should do himself a favour and put Weah up with Eddy, we will create more chances like when they both combined in injury time on Sunday.
I would like to see more of that and go on to win the league in style.



19 Apr 2019 21:59:18
Personally I don't think NL is getting the job, I think if that's who they wanted they would have given him a contract at the time.
I think it is purely on the basis he gets it till the end of the season.

1.) 20 Apr 2019 09:34:13
I am not to sure about that to be honest.
Was thinking the same until my old man said to me "Why would they announce early and takeaway there room to manoeuvre? If they did and he loses the cup final then the backlash would be massive. "

2.) 20 Apr 2019 10:21:10
When it comes to making/ saving money do you think the board care about a backlash?
Especially just now with a 10000 strong waiting list!

3.) 20 Apr 2019 10:27:42
Don't think the board have done to bad with manager appointments other than Mowbray and deila the rest have been of a good standard.

4.) 20 Apr 2019 11:31:20
Did Ronnie not come within a whisker of a first season treble, revise the behind the scenes fitness and win 2 titles?
Bit harsh on Ronnie for me.

5.) 20 Apr 2019 13:12:18
Who will ever forget the Ronnie Roar? lol HH.

6.) 20 Apr 2019 13:17:28
there was something about ronnie i like. granted he was not a first team manager, but i behind the scenes i think he would be an asset for any club. and as time goes by, who knows what he could produce. but i think we should thank him, rather than have a go.
thanks ronnie for contributing to 10iar. hail hail.

7.) 20 Apr 2019 16:19:11
Ronnie was cheated out of a treble n his first season,
Ronnie was too much a gentleman to keep telling everyone that he was a superb manager& Scotland were very lucky to have a man of his ability managing in Scotland.

8.) 20 Apr 2019 18:44:14
It's the poor investment that cost us. This board get credit but many conveniently forget that from strachans last season we had lost 3 in a row to them. Potentially 4 if they didn't have points deducted and troubles off the park.

The board had lost the grip on domestic dominance due to downsizing.

They get away with it now as there is zero competition.

9.) 21 Apr 2019 01:47:25
Roy you think backlash wouldn't effect money like?
Season ticket sales and merchandise sales were all down before Rodgers came in.
Saying Ronny was a bad boss is wrong and a bit out of order.
In his 1st seaon he won a double, was robbed of the treble and qualified for European football after xmas.

10.) 21 Apr 2019 06:53:44
I never said at any point Ronny was a bad boss, intact I didn't mention his name until just now. So why are you saying I did Kev?



09 Apr 2019 22:18:33
Was just checking out that Andrea's Villas Boas there, actually has not a bad record as a manager.

1.) 10 Apr 2019 11:16:17
I quite like the link royjac. Did well with Porto and Zenit. Probably didn't get enough time in England. It could be a real coup if we got him in.

{Ed007's Note - AVB was sacked by Chelsea after an independent study of the footballing department found that his training methods weren't up to scratch.}

2.) 10 Apr 2019 12:49:52
Well that's why you're here Ed ๐Ÿ˜‚ Cheers ๐Ÿ‘.

{Ed007's Note - Yeah there were questions asked after a couple of his team selections and results so Abramovich got his footballing advisers to look at the footballing department to see where it was going wrong.
I've always liked AVB and the way his teams play and remember he was only about 32ish when he got the Chelsea gig and he went on to Spurs where they gained their highest points total in a PL season up until then. He's actually been doing car rallying since he left China ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I'll ask Ed002 for some info on AVBs plans for the future....

3.) 10 Apr 2019 16:23:15
Would be interesting. Well I thought I rated him too. Yeah I remember reading he crashed out of the Dakar Rally ๐Ÿค”. Seems a bit of an odd one to me that an owner would get people in to examine his coaching. What sort of credentials would such 'independent'people have? Still think it'll be Lenny next season then Ed?

{Ed007's Note - It's not unusual or odd for it to happen. Club owners like Abramovich have advisers with Piet de Visser (who is a very close personal friend of Ed002) holding a lot of power at the Chelsea when it comes to footballing matters. Obviously Abramovich has taken a bit of a back seat with his personal troubles so I don't know if it's still exact same but for years at Chelsea the set-up was that are/were at least 6 trusted lieutenants who advise Abramovich on players etc before the manager is even consulted - it was those 6 that brought in the assessors who didn't like AVB's training methods so he was sacked.
Piet de Visser has/had the authority to sign ANY player he sees anywhere in the world without having to even ask Abramovich to sanction it whether the manager likes the player or not. It doesn't matter how much it costs, de Visser has/had full authority to negotiate on Chelsea's behalf.}

4.) 10 Apr 2019 18:13:25
Interesting Ed thanks. Just had to quickly read up who de Visser was but boy has he spotted some players! That wee bit closer to cracking who Ed002 is too ๐Ÿ˜.

{Ed007's Note - ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ No chance!}

5.) 10 Apr 2019 21:05:00
ED I asked a while back if you had any further info on our scouting set up and if we had scouts worldwide? Or is it the case that Congerton is our only scout? Or does he have his own scouting team. Iโ€™ve never really understood how it works and couldnโ€™t find a lot of information on the celtic staff in this department. Transfermarkt etc mention 3 scouts but that seems like a short few for a club our size?

Plus, we mention plans for a hotel etc. Why not invest more in our scouting set up first then push on with construction premises etc. I think we need to sort our footballing aspects out before any of that. But thatโ€™s just my opinion.

{Ed001's Note - the scouting set up is not that simple, you make a lot of use of freelance scouts. The 3 listed are just the permanent ones employed by the club to deal with an area. It is cheaper to just ask someone to take a look at a player on an as and when basis than to keep them contracted to the club.

Personally I agree with you though, a bit more investment in the scouting department could save millions with just one transfer, so it makes little sense to skimp there!}

6.) 10 Apr 2019 22:26:41
Thanks ED much appreciated!

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

7.) 11 Apr 2019 00:35:36
Didnโ€™t Chelsea sack Ranieri as well?

8.) 11 Apr 2019 05:22:00
The fact Chelsea sacked AVB wouldn't bother me. They go through them quickly and there's been some good ones.




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12 May 2019 08:23:20
Ajax didn't really change their policy though did they, they just reverted back to the system that has held them in good stead for years and promoted youth from within. Instead of buying all the players from clubs around them in the league. They are prepared to have a short barren spell knowing they probably won't win much in doing so, but when it comes good they will reap the rewards. Do you think the Celtic support could handle a similar method? I for one don't think they could.



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04 Mar 2019 17:41:53
I think we will probably struggle to buy a better defender than Boyata, on his day he is very good player. Yes he has the odd lapse of concentration but if he didn't he would still be at city I suppose.



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29 Jan 2019 19:54:54
Can play RB and LB.



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28 Jan 2019 18:20:49
Fantastic, I am really pleased about this ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’š HH.



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25 Jan 2019 21:14:51
I wouldn't be paying 4.5 million for this guy like, is he any better than Ralston? I read somewhere that he is good going forward but a bit suspect defensively.




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19 May 2019 13:36:37
Although I want a new RB brought in, I think Ralston can be a player for us too.



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19 May 2019 13:35:32
Yes I think he definitely can also Kev.



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19 May 2019 10:47:16
I'd definitely take Billic in a heartbeat before Lennon, not that I dislike Lennon. I just feel it would be a backwards step, I even think Ranieri would be a better option.



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18 May 2019 20:36:59
Sorry my bad just remembered he is also out of a job at the moment, while I do think he would also be good manager to have I think I prefer the idea of Laurent Blanc and all he can bring to the table.



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18 May 2019 20:32:35
Ice Man yes Cocu would certainly be excellent guy to get but I couldn't see him leave the job he is in to come to Celtic.

{Ed007's Note - Cocu's been out a job since last year mate, his time at Fenerbahce didn't go too well.}