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04 Jun 2020 21:11:41
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04 Jun 2020 09:17:08
the lad kerk from utrecht looks a right player, hope we can get him in. think it might be a struggle though, i would imagine there would be a few teams after him, but celtic are very interested. think we made a bid in january.

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04 Jun 2020 11:22:46
He supposedly wasn't interested in a move to scotland in January so can't see it happening, it'll take a helluva lot for us to sign first team players from leagues that are far better than the scottish premiership.

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04 Jun 2020 12:59:16
Of the names we've been linked with he excites me the most.

I think it just takes money Mark. It depends what other offers are on the table of course but we signed Jullien.

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04 Jun 2020 15:04:02
Just push the boat out for a season the rewards will be tenfold.

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04 Jun 2020 19:09:15
Agree Jim I just think it's harder to convince players to come to us who regularly play in decent leagues but every now and again we do manage pull off a signing as was with jullien from ligue 1, hopefully we do push the boat out and go for the lad from what I've heard he's supposed to be quick and skilful and likes to cut in from the left which is an area I think we can all agree needs strenghtening, I like elyounoussi and thought he did ok but I just don't think he's worth splashing out the money they're after for him when it could possibly go to other players who would cost less with higher potential.

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04 Jun 2020 19:32:44
Is this a real link or is it an imaginary link by SMSM who are just doing what they do every window and that is Link us with every Tom Dick and Harry so that some gullible fans will be devasted with the smaller number we actually sign.

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03 Jun 2020 16:28:47
Latest speculation today has us linked with shon weissman who plays for wolfsberger in the austrian top division, 29 goals this season including a few in the Europa league and apparently he's an option only if edouard leaves.

He has a year left on his contract so could be a shrewd purchase but can't see it considering we have 4 strikers at the moment unless edouard does indeed leave.

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03 Jun 2020 19:17:14
He scored the opening goal tonight.
His goal was described as a stunning bicycle kick.

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03 Jun 2020 19:47:19
Should bring him in either way with his record. Bin bayo and he takes his place in the squad.

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04 Jun 2020 12:50:22
Buzz Bomb :
If it’s the one I saw : player in a red Strip - it’s a stunning shot and hit with some power.

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02 Jun 2020 20:38:15
During the transfer window do yous think we will get rid of Bolongoli or give him another season to judge him? We still need a RB as Frimpong isn't a RB and is better being a winge. 2 Centre Halfs if Ajer goes as Bitton isn't the answer stepping in at CH. If we can sign FF and Elyounoussi and keep Edouard we will continually dominate Scottish Football.

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02 Jun 2020 20:56:28
bitton in scotland including against that mob could play with his eyes shut at CH and stroll through it, europe on the other hand is a different matter we definitely need to strengthen at CH, also in my opinion 2 full backs both sides and 2 wingers both sides needed and a keeper.

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03 Jun 2020 01:07:59
Bringing in Forster and keeping Edouard should be the priority. Would be happy with a new CB to challenge Ajer and a LB to fight it out with Taylor.

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03 Jun 2020 09:59:13
Boli might kick on having been here a year and getying to know our game and environment so you never know.

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03 Jun 2020 11:26:11
i like boli just needed a bit more belief in the 18 yard box.
im not sure where he is tho has he been put out to sort his head out where is he.
think lenny has told him to take a while away.
ye big foster great goalie but at price,
and as of moi he was coming into a gd game player then out with injury he did not recapture that in the end.
yes i want the ten in a row but not to break the bank to get it we still need to plan after that so its still groom players get them ready for the break through then sell big,
why would we change this its been working magic so far.

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03 Jun 2020 13:17:30
I’d get rid of boli tbh as he’s been crap. The talk is that Forster will sign on loan again but if Gordon goes we would need a back up. I think we need at least one centre half regardless.

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03 Jun 2020 13:57:58
bit harsh, id have him before taylor.
foster gd goalie but not at £40.0000 weekly id rather we started adding youth team in as there are 5/ 6 crackers there.
get them broke in up and running increase there market value.

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03 Jun 2020 15:02:20
A like the thought of us blooding a few youngsters mate
But ad rather they went out on loan first and got games elsewhere this is a massive season for us and will be full of pressure every single game worse than any before. A lot of teams will be struggling financially so might benefit us getting our kids out and playing first team games elsewhere.

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03 Jun 2020 16:11:11
I thought Bain signed a new deal so I don't see us needing to sign a back up.

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03 Jun 2020 16:37:59
Agree with bigbubs, I think signing forster is absolutely paramount this summer he's nothing short of sensational and if we're going to make any sort of impact in Europe he's got to be between the sticks, just look at his performances this season especially against lazio.
I'd like to see us get him for another year on loan and then signing him next summer for a lower fee when he has a year left on his deal with southampton, wages will be the only stumbling block but the way he speaks I reckon he would be willing to take a hit providing he was the top earner, he's easily got at least another good 5 years in him.

I think bolingoli deserves another chance, I think he just needs a bit of guidance and confidence and a bit of work on the defensive side and he could come onto a real game for us, it doesn't click straight away with every signing but it would be harsh to punt him without giving him another chance to prove himself.

I like bitton but he's definelty not the centre half we need he's more of a backup and a good utility man for centre half and defensive mid, with simunovic away I suspect we'll be in the market for a new centre half, would just love us to have an out and out defender to clear the lines who wouldn't break the bank, jullien can't do it by himself and needs somebody with better defensive skills next to him than ajer.

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03 Jun 2020 20:27:13
Ye markm88
Forgot about button.
I was saying earlier just a thought from me tho.
What if
Ajer, bayo rogic ntcham frencheddy IV probly missed a few but if the price is right they leave. This leaves us light in numbers
So trust in scouting system and the youth system
yes gd call put them out on loan then they could be ready plus we get to see them. But they don't trained the same way Celtic would train them hmmmmm I'm done lols.

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03 Jun 2020 21:06:50
Maybe the kids won't feel the pressure as much as the established first team members, and with the boundless enthusiasm of youth will sieze any opportunity they are given, and the team will move forward and upwards onto a much higher level, but that won't happen because of the certain undroppable members of the first team,

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04 Jun 2020 19:36:24
Aindoh, who are these certain undroppable members of the first team .
Who amongst the youth would do better if given the chance .

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01 Jun 2020 22:02:36
You just know this Ajer story is going to run the entire length of the transfer window with a bid on the last day.

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02 Jun 2020 00:53:12
Personally, I think big Ajer is a smashin' player, however with everything that's going on. a bid of £18m with a 10% sell on fee? For me it's a no brainer!

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02 Jun 2020 11:30:29
Keep saying he's a good player but not a great defender imo but I would fed keep him off the ten unless silly money gets offered. but let's not get caught with out trousers down Hammond should have a list of cbs or he's no doing his job.

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02 Jun 2020 12:36:04
Everybody has their price I wonder how much he is actually valued at Celtic? What annoys me is the comparison between celtic players and celtic targets, just seen a player linked, can't remember his name tho I'm sure he's a pole, 1 cap, valued at 1.5m and looking at selling Ajer for near 20m. I know it's the way celtic conduct buisness but personally I'd would rather have kept big simo. Better the devel you know.

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02 Jun 2020 13:32:09
Devil sorry.

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02 Jun 2020 16:54:16
What really was the point in keeping big Simo? doesn't matter if he was better than maldini, he spent the majority of the time in the treatment room.

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02 Jun 2020 17:57:36
after Copenhagen he should have been jettisoned out the club never fit can't play on plastic will be remembered for that brilliant tackle so good luck and best wishes Jozo.

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02 Jun 2020 20:38:04
If simo was half the player maldini was I'd be distraught if we lit him go regardless of how many appearances he managed. Point is who's to say that this guy from Verona, name is to tricky to spell from memory rated at 1.5m could be half the player and just as injury as simo.

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01 Jun 2020 14:37:35
So big Ajer has binned the agent that was doing all the mouthing off in the press.
Has he done it because he's staying or has he done it because he's wanting a bigger agent to get a better deal?

{Ed007's Note - That's usually a sign a player wants a move.

{Ed002 - Kristoffer Ajer (CB) Milan see Ajer as a cheaper option to their primary target but funds may not stretch as they look to sell players and buy lower priced alternatives. With other options falling by the wayside, Ajar is of interest to Leicester. Top of the list for Atletico Madrid - but only if they lose a CB - which they are trying to avoid. Previous interest of Spurs, Newcastle and Ajax has moved on}.

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01 Jun 2020 15:39:58
Sounds like the once mighty Itals are struggling with their transfer valuations. One day the English will follow suit and then where'll we be?

{Ed007's Note - At the higher levels of the game I think you will see a lot of trading players in the next few windows. Ajax are the most cash rich club in Europe at present due to hefty sales of de Ligt and de Jong - and have money coming in from the sale of Ziyech (whilst getting a really great replacement at one third of the price) - the sale of Onana and Tagliafico (and possible van de Beek) will bring in more.
Manchester United have a pile of cash (which came through increasing debt). Chelsea have their "budget" from last summer and Hazard money. They have the "budget" and already have cash sales for the summer circa £75M. Manchester City are well placed.
Liverpool have this facility with Natwest following their mortgaging all of the assets and could draw on it if needed - but that is not the purpose of it. Arsenal realistically need to sell to buy (and Kia has his claws in to the club). Everton and Aston Villa should be sorting out their FFP issues. Spurs are proving "difficult to deal with" as Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy have differing views on matters (JM very much wants DL to press Lille in to letting Luis Campos leave - but he has something attractive soon to be on the table).
Bayern Munich have funds but don't want to go wild.}

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01 Jun 2020 17:47:26
I honestly think this talk of ajer leaving is nothing more than paper talk at best, has he publicly said anything or been quoted to suggest otherwise?
Even if it's true and he does go I don't believe he'll be that much of a miss, he's still a young lad with lots to learn but he's played first team for a few years now so there's no excuses, he's great on his day but far too inconsistent and his positioning is all over the place most of the time, I wouldn't even say he's a centre half he's more of a deep lying defensive midfielder.
With simunovic off I don't expect him to leave unless a real concrete offer does come in but him leaving would be a massive rebuilding job at the back and the way the market is just now i just can't see it.

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01 Jun 2020 19:37:18
Thanks for the informative answer Ed. You’re more in the know than I’ll ever be and you’ve educated me with clubs’ finances I wasn’t aware of. For too many years the Netherlands have developed their players far in excess of what we ever have and the like of de Ligt and de Jong bears that out. Getting 75m Euros for a 20 year old tells you a story and the highest we could get is the £23-25m for Tierney. Ajax are in a far better league than our Premiership and we’ll always be playing catch-up even with leagues lower than the Dutch. If the English leagues do implode it’ll probably get to the stage we’ll be scouting talent kicking balls off house walls.

{Ed007's Note - Football finances are a murky world mate but Ed002 is an expert on them and keeps us all right.}

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01 Jun 2020 20:43:52
I think Simunovic was always a good bet to leave this summer, but the Ajer speculation is similar to the KT transfer, with the player possibly keen to extend himself at a higher level; so it may leave us for the third season in a row - looking for a new-look back four?
(Maybe even a GK as well if FF goes back) .
Obviously with the season ending early, The Manager, Board and scouting network will have had plenty time to discuss targets, player contract extensions, surplus staff and plan meticulously for the forthcoming 'window'. Knowing how important 20/ 21 is to the club.

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31 May 2020 18:47:54
There is rumours on the Scottish s*n saying that we are linked with one of these 3 goalkeepers. Claudio Bravo, Joe Hart and Ben foster. That doesn’t excite me at all.

{Ed007's Note -

via GIPHY

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31 May 2020 18:55:10
I think we need to strengthen in a couple of areas with centre half top priority and I would try and sign Forster on a permanent deal ASAP after his form this season and I’d try and bring back Elyounoussi on loan if we can as I think the permanent deal would be too much thoughts?

{Ed007's Note - I agree and I'd be happy with that.}

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31 May 2020 20:05:39
Ha ha Ed its all starting again 😂.

{Ed007's Note - 😢

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01 Jun 2020 11:01:21
If Forster can’t be bought I’d take joe hart. He’s had a couple of dodgy years but I’d be confident Stevie woods would get him focussed again and back to form. He’s improved every keeper we have had recently and there is no doubt a sharp hart is a good keeper.

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01 Jun 2020 13:16:28
Wouldn't touch Hart or Bravo with a barge pole fastened to a pole vault. Just watched the 3-3 Man City again a couple of nights ago and Bravo's positioning and reflexes were awful. It's Hart's reactions after losing goals which concern me. I'd bring back The Holy Goalie in his present state before I'd touch those two.

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01 Jun 2020 15:55:37
Forster is a must even if again it's on loan. We would need 2 CB if Ajer leaves especially if we continue with the 3-5-2 or at least have it as a back up option. Definitely need a LW and possibly a decent back up RW to push Forrest/ give him a rest as Shved hasn't kicked on. RB is a concern as we may end up short if Elhamed gets injured unless we promote O'Conner up to first team squad.

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02 Jun 2020 09:49:04
This clamour for Forster is very revealing, or is it?, does the majority of our supporters want to rely on a goalkeeper, who, because of his size and stature and ability (limited) , to win us games or achieve a win or draw from the jaws of defeat, or would they rather we play the kind of open, attractive, attacking football, where it doesn't matter how many goals we concede, because we know, we will always score more than the opposing team, or maybe our teamwork will be so good, that the defence is part of the attack and the attack is part of the defence.

I find this hero worship of Forster nauseating, he was like a frightened rabbit in the headlights in the league cup final, The rangers finishing was so bad the shots were bouncing of his shoulders and arms and he was being praised for it, let's get back to having a solid defence, a good central partnership and two fullbacks, who can defend, make the goal keeper position, something that is called upon at the last minute, not something that the whole team relies on to save them.

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02 Jun 2020 13:01:23
Worst post I've read on here in a long time. I take it the penalty just bounced off him as well? Agree some of their finishing was atrocious but give Forster some credit we was rubbish and he kept us in the game.

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30 May 2020 22:24:08
Looks like Jonny Hayes has confirmed on his instagram that he's away.

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31 May 2020 17:30:12
Honest player not good enough IMO. Will be remembered for his goal at Greyskull. I will remember him for jumping the Advertising board at Hamilton with the game at 1 each. Good luck to him.

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30 May 2020 16:49:33
Jozo follows hayes out the door.

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30 May 2020 17:07:11
Wonder if he would have been a great player had he stayed injury free. There was a period of time under BR that he looked class.

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30 May 2020 17:27:20
Boli being told he can go aswell. Hope this is to make room for Birger Meling of Rosenborg 🤞.

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30 May 2020 17:33:55
Somewhat surprised at Jozo going. It is what it is though, we move on and so will he. Thanks for your effort big lad. HH.

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30 May 2020 17:41:20
I wonder if we are lowering the wage bill and going with a more streamlined squad or are we planning on replacing them with some quality . Surely after Hayes and Jozo going we must be confident of keeping Ajer, if not that could be 3 regular defenders gone. Jozo was injury prone and he couldn’t play on plastic pitches, Hayes was average for us but a real trier, we could easily replace these with better players.

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30 May 2020 18:45:11
Jozo will be remembered for that tackle on Miller. Sad to see them go but they couldn't keep everyone. Wonder whether Abd Elhamed, Ralston and Hendry will be following suit.

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30 May 2020 18:52:30
Stevie is that a fact about Boli? Its a shock to me about Jozo and it looks like we will need a full defence the way things are going not to mention a goal keeper also strange situation to be in unless we have the players lined up for replacement but the way the club has done its business the last few years I won't get excited about new players coming in just yet.

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30 May 2020 18:58:47
More likely be hickey from hearts, stevie.

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30 May 2020 19:13:57
I just hope benkovic isn't his replacement.

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30 May 2020 20:13:06
Thought it sounded suspect Lennon not mentioning Jozo getting a new contract sorted. He still had a year left with an option of a further year I'm sure has he released? Would love Meling as a senior LB but it'll be Hickey on a free. Not too sure about him as only time I've seen him play was when wee Karamoko have him a tough time. So a new CB and LB looks priority on top of a GK.

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30 May 2020 21:26:03
Dont know if its fact Tony but I wouldn't imagine the club will stand in his way if he found another club. Hickey would be a pointless signing, never been that impressed when I've seen him and no better than Taylor.

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30 May 2020 23:55:10
Love Joso just to injury prone.

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31 May 2020 00:10:39
Eh what about 11 12 13 nurture plan ahead.

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31 May 2020 17:31:56
Read he started 125 games in 5 season's. That says it all for me. Thought he was decent.

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31 May 2020 20:35:25
I didn’t think telling Bolingoli he had to go carried much weight, as he has a contract and can say that he prefer to see it out .

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