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07 Jul 2020 20:31:16
That’s Celtic been linked with other keeper From Fulham if this keeps up we could have a starting 11 of possible keepers haha.

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07 Jul 2020 21:54:46
They would Still run all over the sevco.

08 Jul 2020 00:47:39
Morelos will never score against us then 🤣.

08 Jul 2020 10:36:25
What about Tim Krul (Norwich) ?
Seemingly all their players are getting wages halved when relegated.
Just a thought guys.

06 Jul 2020 11:40:27
With NL confirming a deal has been agreed with Southampton am really surprised forster is stalling.
There must be someone else sniffing around him.

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06 Jul 2020 13:02:01
The talk was that he didn't want a loan with an option to buy he wanted the security of a permanent deal. If that's the case and we had a fee agreed for the end of the loan deal then surely we can just pay it now instead of next year.

06 Jul 2020 13:25:51
I think he was wanting a permanent deal and not a loan one. There’s talk of Crystal Palace making a £25 million bid for eduouard I don’t think he would go there. We need 2 goalkeepers a centre half and a right winger to challenge Forrest.

06 Jul 2020 13:56:58
Understandable on Forsters behalf. He has around £2M contract with Southampton over the next 2 years. I doubt the biggest hoops fan in the world would write off £60k per week to be part of 10 in a row.
My guess is he will want a significant amount of that paid off in order to move. If Southampton agreed the loan deal it shows he's not going to get a chance down there. I think this one could drag on for a while hopefully we don't let other targets slip through the net in the meantime.

06 Jul 2020 14:06:39
Understand it from Fraser's point of view with wanting a secure contract but honestly can't see a deal being completed unless celtic pay over the odds.
Apparently he's on 90k a week with Southampton and if he came to us on a permanent deal the most we would likely be able to offer at a push would be 45k a week.
Hopefully no one else comes in for him and we can get a deal done but with time going on I can't see us playing the waiting game.

06 Jul 2020 15:11:02
Forster has every right to look after himself. Not believing Celtic agreed terms with Southampton without asking Forster if he wanted to return. He's went back on his word, would forget about him and move on. No one is bigger than Celtic.

06 Jul 2020 21:30:51
You have no idea whether he gave his word on anything ninja.

07 Jul 2020 00:08:42
BT presenter Darrell Currie claims the Forster deal to Celtic is still ON. 🙏.

07 Jul 2020 02:58:53
The deal is very much on.

06 Jul 2020 06:07:54
Any truth in the Nicky Pope rumours? Would make a good headline if nothing else haha.

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06 Jul 2020 08:20:48
Burnley Keeper Nick Pope? No chance we will sign him, he'll be England's no. 1 for the next few years and will move to a top 4 team down south.

05 Jul 2020 11:50:32
Celtic being linked with an interest in Rapids 22 year old Dejan Ljubicic. Plays CDM but also been used as a CB too.

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05 Jul 2020 09:14:10
Hi troops is forster deal dead? Hope not joe hart gives me the fear and don't know much bout aek keeper.

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04 Jul 2020 09:51:43
celtic supposedly in for branimir kalaica from Benfica. is there any truth in this ed007 do you no much about him.

{Ed007's Note - I don't know much about him at all but apparently we have registered our interest with Benfica so he could be an option.}

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04 Jul 2020 12:38:54
thanks mate never really herd of him so don't no what to expect.

{Ed007's Note - I think it's a bit worrying that he's 22 - although his birthday was only on the 1st of June - and he's only made one appearance for Benfica's first team so far. They must have thought he had something though as they gave him a 6-year contract when they signed him in 2016, so if the price is right why not?
If Kalaica is a Hammond find from scouting the UEFA Youth League it could be a shrewd bit of business but will he be up to the standard of going straight into the first team or will he need some time to get up to speed?}

04 Jul 2020 15:38:57
that was worrying me a wee bit to ed007. i seen on wiki that one appearance he made for Benfica's first team he scored. do you rate Hammond mate.

{Ed007's Note - Overall he's done well so far but I'm worried that we don't seem to have looked at other GKs except for Barkas who aren't over the hill and who's better days are long behind them.}

04 Jul 2020 16:51:05
The GK chat has been worrying. It's like if we don't get Forster then we have to go for older guys who are out of contract and out of form. As if there aren't hundreds of keepers we could go and buy from other teams. Barkas is the only name I've seen where there would be a fee involved for a guy who's actually playing well elsewhere.

04 Jul 2020 17:02:13
good point mate. be good to go down the route of a strong keeper maybe in his mid 20s pay a good fee for him. love big Fraser to sign still. do you rate barkas i don't no to much about him.

{Ed007's Note - He seems to be well thought of by people who know more than me mate. I'm friendly with a GK coach - he's a massive Tim - and he thinks he'd be a good signing.}

04 Jul 2020 19:58:42
Maybe all this talk about the keepers is all the usual paper pish, we might bring in some one who hasn't been mentioned yet.

05 Jul 2020 10:05:31
would rather we went for the greek keeper and spent some cash than going down the joe hart route. i will be gutted if we go for him ed007.

{Ed007's Note - It'll be a HUGE gamble if we sign Hart. If Lawwell drops the ball this season there will no place for him to hide and his position will become untenable imo.}

02 Jul 2020 13:16:22
Celtic have tied Stephen Welsh down to a 3 year contract.

{Ed007's Note - Great news that imo 👍

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02 Jul 2020 13:29:38
Absolutely Ed, been wondering whether it was going to happen. There are some others I'd like to see given new contracts such as Daniel Church, Dembele and Scott Robertson whose contracts end at the end of the forthcoming season. Aitchison, Okoflex and Leo Mazis are due next year too. Kundai Benyu must be feeling the heat too. Be also interesting to hear what's happening with Mark Hill as we was recalled from loan earlier this season as his contracts up now.

{Ed007's Note - We need to start giving youngsters gametime, the likes of Welsh at 20 needs to be playing first team football to continue his progress. I'm pretty sure Mark Hill has an offer on the table.}

02 Jul 2020 14:11:03
Future celtic captain 😂😂.

02 Jul 2020 15:27:56
Although significant game time may not happen this season, or way into it, last 20 mins of a game which is well won may be the best they'll get.

{Ed007's Note - Don't you think the likes of Welsh and Robertson are ready to start games against certain teams? For me if there aren't at least 6 youngsters that we can pick a couple from to start against bottom half of the league teams or lower league teams in the cup then we aren't coaching them right.
Either get them in our first team squad or get them out on loan where they're playing football and learning to see if they can make the step up.}

02 Jul 2020 15:47:47
I think about 4 or 5 other young boys all signed new 3yr deals.

02 Jul 2020 15:52:26
I see where you are coming from but every team is out to stop us. Only seen Welsh and Robertson in one game? I'd like to see them getting weaned into the team. If the league is won with two or three games or whatever left then by all means. The bits and pieces that they manage to get will bed them in. Just need to watch Dembele and what he is thinking as his is up end of coming season.

02 Jul 2020 16:26:22
Deffo ed both did well in the games a seen young Robertson was a stick out in cluj.

{Ed007's Note - I was trying to think of what game that was earlier, cheers, Mally.}

02 Jul 2020 18:31:01
Impressive debut against Hamilton ai believe, He looks far more accomplished than Hendry ever has playing for us.

02 Jul 2020 19:03:12
Ts'oanelo Lets'osa. The rat was sniffing about this young boy. Signed his first professional contract with us today meant to be the real deal. Agree with Ed they need playing time.

02 Jul 2020 21:25:09
I’m hoping to see Kerr McInroy in and around the first team squad. Was progressing really well before a bad injury. Hopefully now he’s fit his progress will continue.

03 Jul 2020 12:02:13
Kerr don't do tap ins! Dembele oko flex Robertson Welsh and church and mcinroy are the pick of the bunch imo if we don't play these lads coz we are scared to throw them in coz o the ten we will lose them and what a wate of talent and money developing that is no point spending millions on players when we have a proven academy we should be using it that is the best way forward it will make us the most money and also Henderson needs a big season this year he's 21 now needs to be in and aroun the first 11.

03 Jul 2020 13:03:04
I don’t think it’s beyond Lennon to go for the youngsters, frimpong didn’t take long to make an impression . But very difficult to shift a player out such a consistent team .

03 Jul 2020 14:07:55
That’s great news.
I’ve only seen Welsh playing against Hamilton and he had a brilliant game.

01 Jul 2020 08:45:35
Morning All, if it's true what I'm reading and Fraser Forster has no chance of coming back I'm of the opinion I would love Joe Hart here. I know lot on here have said absolutely no and he is done but before Forster came here he was low on confidence and was 3rd choice behind two GK's that were average at best imo. If Hart comes to Celtic he will get my full support and I firmly believe Celtic can definitely get the best out of the guy. Hope everyone is well and safe. Keep up all the good work Ed. HH.

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01 Jul 2020 09:37:24
Forster had played an entire season for a team that won the league before he came to us. He wasn't low on confidence at all. Paul Lambert encouraged him to make the move north. He was also 22 and had everything ahead of him. I'm not sure the two signings are comoarable at all. Joe Hart could resurrect his career, but it's a massive gamble on somebody who will command a large wage.

01 Jul 2020 10:00:27
Think Michaels talking about when he came back last season jim. he was 3rd choice at Southampton and his confidence was shattered. he came back up here to a manager who knows him and a club who he knows inside out and got his spark back. still not sure I fancy hart but to be honest. was a good goalie at one point but he’s fell away the past few years. if it’s true Forster ain’t coming back we need to move on ASAP and bring someone else in. no time to dwell on things going into a 10iar season.

01 Jul 2020 10:12:47
Reports saying that the forster deal is now dead and buried after he chose to stay and fight for a place at Southampton despite a season loan deal being accepted.

I previously mentioned on here that I would love to see us go for joe hart if we couldn't get forster and that still remains the case, lenny seems to like big keepers with a presence who just clear there lines and hart definetely fits the bill, people on here have previously said it's too risky and too much of a gamble but the guy honestly just needs a confidence boost to get his career back on track and I reckon we could help him do that.

Regardless of what anybody thinks about joe hart, getting a keeper of his ability and experience on a free is an absolute steal, he's maybe had a few difficult seasons and his ability dropped but you never lose you're ability, it just needs worked on, scott bain might not have done too much wrong but I'm sorry he's just definetely not a celtic number 1 for us in the league and especially in Europe if we want to be successful.

01 Jul 2020 10:32:29
Have to remember we also have Stevie Woods. He’s worked wonders with our keepers over the years considering the Circumstances (Gordon after not playing for years, Forster regaining form, even Boruc) .

To write Hart off is a bit OTT. He’s obviously had an outstanding career. To get him would be a coup.

In reality there are plenty keepers of his quality available for less off the continent. A player I’d have liked us to go for is the young polish keeper Radoslaw Majecki, 20 years old already holding out his place at Legia Warsaw on Loan from Monaco.

If we were going to spend the cash it would be better on a young keeper and bringing in Hart for experience.

01 Jul 2020 10:37:34
JimTim - I was clearly talking about the 2nd time we signed Forster. He was behind two bang average Goalkeepers and his confidence was shot. By the end of the season at Celtic he was back to one of the best in the UK on form. With it looking unlikely we will re sign the big man Joe Hart is a no brainier imo. I firmly believe Celtic could be the perfect club for Hart and when the guy is on his game he is a top GK. and for no fee but a reasonable wage I can’t see a problem. HH.

01 Jul 2020 11:13:10
Fair do's then Michael my bad. Hart was absolutely rotten for Burnley and West Ham though. Seems to me, away from the bright lights of Man City, he's struggled to motivate himself. I don't think that was the case with Forster at all. He was tremendous when he first went to Southampton. Got injured, found himself behind Gunn who by all accounts was a very good prospect and up until he's shown what he can do again, he was wanted off the wage bill. He hasn't been to a few different clubs and been poor at all of them.

01 Jul 2020 11:24:28
If this is true the big man won’t be returning then Enrico is truly gutted. He is a great goalkeeper and him and Celtic just click I do not understand why he wouldn’t want to come back and deliver the 10.

I agree with the other guys big Woodsy would help Hart get back to his best and would be a good signing.

I am sure Lenny will have some ideas of his own and we agree with a good keeper to come to the club.

01 Jul 2020 11:22:34
Hart is not for me for a couple of reasons.
1) He has been stinking for last few years.
2) I want someone a bit younger that we will get years out of. Not rebuilding a couple of seasons from now.

01 Jul 2020 11:38:57
Harts confidence has been shattered for the last god knows how many years because he makes blunder after blunder it's him that makes the blunders nobody else, saying he needs a club to believe in him, stop the howlers and maybe a club will hopefully not our club.

01 Jul 2020 11:40:22
As for foster if it has been himself who has called the shot to stay at Southampton I sure do hope he doesn't regret it which I think he will.

01 Jul 2020 11:54:29
He is criminally overrated IMO. Billy Big Balls who lived the champagne live at Man City who was lucky to have such a great defences in front of him but regularly found out and always someone else's fault for the goal.

I can see him going to the Championship where someone will pay his 45k pw wages.

01 Jul 2020 12:05:28
Kev, Liam, MGC - I agree. Three clubs he's been poor at since leaving Man City. If it was a 33 year old striker who hadn't hit a barn door at his last three clubs we wouldn't want him. So why want a keeper that's been pap at his last three clubs? Too much of a gamble for me.

01 Jul 2020 12:16:41
There's been no decision made it's paper talk and some are buying into it. last week they said moi wasn't coming so hold fire and wait for the club to make announcement.

01 Jul 2020 14:59:19
What about David Marshall? With Wigan just entering administration he could be available for not a lot of money.

01 Jul 2020 16:54:52
Everyone's opinions are totally reasonable but I'm just baffled people wouldn't touch him when he's a proven experienced keeper who just needs a boost to get his career back on track.

People might want a younger keeper but going for someone like that with how big a season we have coming up is far too much of a gamble and getting an experienced keeper in is a far safer bet.

Before forster was dropped at Southampton he was making blunder after blunder his performances were rotten which was obviously down to low confidence so that's proof it's only temporary. To say hart is constantly making blunders and we shouldn't go near him is far too premature in my opinion, I just can't believe the amount of comments on here and disrespect towards the guy when he's probably the best available keeper we could get just now besides forster, give the guy a chance.

02 Jul 2020 08:24:10
I agree with MarkM88, I think Joe Hart would do a job for us.
Rather than say he has been rotten at his last 3 clubs, I would say his last 3 clubs have been rotten. Burnley and West Ham are relegation candidates almost every year.

Yes, he probably has made a few mistakes, lost confidence but I think we are a good fit for him, top team in Scotland, playing in Europe, highly rated goalkeeping coach etc.

I know most who post on here are split one way or the other but the common theme seems to be this is not the season to gamble.
So do we go for a 33 year old England international or a 20-24 year old European keeper who nobody has heard of and lacks experience.

I am less keen on David Marshall and Bravo and we could try the likes of Angus Gunn, Darren Randolph to name but two, but let's see what transfer fees are quoted for these kind of names.

I am sure our recruitment team have a few names and at the end of the day their decision is the one that matters.


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