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05 Oct 2022 12:28:57
Afternoon All

Have read that Ange has confirmed and been quoted as saying they won't be appealing Calmac red card as it "was fair enough having reviewed video".



1.) 05 Oct 2022 13:16:49
He is right too. It was a red card for me. One can't see welsh getting back he's not that fast and second Hart is way off his line and never getting back if the motherwell player shoots.

2.) 06 Oct 2022 14:44:23
I think Harts positioning is key, it makes it a clear goal scoring opportunity. Had he been on his line then there’s an argument to say covering defender might have got across in time.



02 Aug 2022 12:24:31
Hi Ed.

Charlie Nicholas (yes our very fav ex Celt ??) is doing the rounds saying we should or will be signing an Arsenal player called Pablo Mari.

What's your thoughts?

Ps. No sweary words lol



{Ed007's Note - I really don't know much about him to be honest Brian.

Pablo Mari (CB) Has made it clear he wants to be playing. An initial loan to Udinese may have been made permanent at the right price, but that did not happen. Hellas Verona and A.C. Monza offer him an option as a starter - perhaps Milan as cover.

Has anyone else noticed that Charlie Nicholas is more publicly supportive and vocally positive about Celtic since Sly ditched him? I've admitted that I was in tears when Nicholas left Celtic in '83 - he should have went to Liverpool btw - but since the fall out with the old board he just seemed to turn into a soup-taking bam.}

1.) 02 Aug 2022 13:32:09
He's a bam alright ed, loved him as a player and was heart broken when he left, but some of the sh@t he comes out with is embarrassing.

{Ed007's Note - Definitely but he just seems to be a bit more pro-Celtic since he left Sly.}

2.) 02 Aug 2022 13:46:17
Nicholas is as bad a judas as Mojo imo and that is a hill I am willing to die on.
If the money is right he will crucify the club or our players without second thought.

One of the first thing Martin O'neill done was sort that clown out. Banned him from wandering about like he owned the place.

The only reason he is talking us up is he wants to make money going in to supporters clubs to give talks.

Guys like him, Walker, Proven and Commons should never be allowed back in Parkhead.

{Ed007's Note - ??

3.) 02 Aug 2022 14:00:02
Since he left sly he's definitely more pro us, but he's still coming out with mince.

{Ed007's Note - ??

4.) 02 Aug 2022 14:02:48

Perhaps I've opened up some unhealed scars about Nicholas.

Personally am not sure what to make of him?.


5.) 02 Aug 2022 14:04:11
I think, wait for it, Nicolas has a point (I never thought I'd type that) ?

In European terms, I think we need better than shat we presently have to partner CCV and an experienced, quality, left sided CB fits the bill.

Whether that's the big Spaniard at Arsenal I couldn't say.

☘️ ? ☘️.

6.) 02 Aug 2022 14:06:23
I think Champagne Charlie has a good bit to go Kev before he is as bad as Judas ?.

Agree though that him and the rest you've listed should be banned for life from setting foot inside paradise.

☘️ ? ☘️.

7.) 02 Aug 2022 14:20:27
I don’t really understand this ‘anti’ feeling re Walker, Provan, Nicholas and Commons. They all played some really great games for Celtic and scored some really great goals. If they give/ have given an honest appraisal re Celtic which is not over flattering, so be it. Better that than being surrounded by sycophants like Kris Boyd or Kenny Millar.
No, they were good players who served Celtic well, and whilst I don’t always agree with what they say, they are alright by me.

{Ed007's Note - Commons was leaking stories to the press.}

8.) 02 Aug 2022 15:07:30
I didn’t know that. Presumably they were harmful stories betraying a trust?
He was still a good player though, and some of the goals he scored (and set up) were immense.

{Ed007's Note - Hugh Keevins was getting a lot of information about Celtic from Commons.}

9.) 02 Aug 2022 15:56:14
Probably via his missus Mark, she was trying to become a social media figure. HH.

{Ed007's Note - ?

10.) 02 Aug 2022 18:39:19
On the same thread about previous leaks at Celtic.

Did we ever find out who was leaking the starting team line ups during Lennon's last stint?

Were leaks actually happening regarding that or was it Lennon trying to cover up when / if team were playing bad or got bad result?


11.) 02 Aug 2022 23:48:21
Commons should’ve been booted in the baws and let go after the way he acted when deila subbed him he’s a wee ****.

12.) 03 Aug 2022 14:18:55
@ BRIAN G, probably Lennon as the leaks stopped when he left.

13.) 04 Aug 2022 12:23:25
Nope Pedro he is just as bad. Mojo done what he done then had the good grace to **** off. Charlie who is one of us takes his 30 pieces of silver time and time again to stab us in the back.
Hes made more money betraying our club than MOJO ever did.

14.) 04 Aug 2022 15:02:20
I was just sitting thinking, Charlie has never been the sharpest tool in the box and some of his utterances are awful. Some things he’s attacked I agreed with, most are hard to fathom. He was a great player for us and I too never understand Tims being so critical when it’s unwarranted. When it is crack on, but defend when it’s clear sevconuans are at it and don’t he scared to. That effs me off.



21 Jul 2022 15:57:18
Afternoon All

I have tried to find some update on Carl Starfelt injury.

I have looked through some main stream media outlets, newspaper websites etc to see if there is any update from Celtic, media interviews etc however can't seem to find anything recent.

Is his injury more serious than we have been led to believe?

Has anyone read or heard anything of any relevance?



{Ed007's Note - Ange has stopped the Club talking about players injuries as it is a breach of the data protection laws that's why there's no regular updates but he did preciously say that he was confident that Starfelt would be fit for the Aberdeen game.
We haven't really been led to believe anything about the seriousness of Starfelt's - or any players injuries - and we've basically been told by Ange that it's none of our business.}

1.) 21 Jul 2022 16:34:01
That's me told then. lol?

Am fairly confident that Starfelt won't play or be in squad for Aberdeen game as he's not played in any pre season games so far .
(I have been very wrong previously) .


{Ed007's Note - ?

2.) 22 Jul 2022 09:02:30
Great if he’s getting fit, but no way can he start against the Dons. He hasn’t kicked a baw yet. Watched young Jenz again and he looks good so if he traps form wise Sterfelt could have an extended spell out of the team. And the bottom line is we need to sign the real deal at CB. If we don’t then the CL will be tougher than it already is. Front to mid I think we can score against anybody, but you just need to look at the type of goals we have lost in the games so far to know we are weak at the back and it does my feckin head in we never solve that area of the pitch. The mid to front deserve a strong defence to back them up. Hopefully Jenz and Barney can improve us because if they don’t then there is something seriously wrong with how we recruit defenders.

3.) 22 Jul 2022 11:04:03
A rumour we are after a loan with option to buy Claudio Gomez from Man City. Usual dose of salt warning but the lad looks tidy.

4.) 22 Jul 2022 13:14:14
Magicpole, this topic drives me nuts. When people say we need top defenders for the CL and we never sort defence out and mid to front we are great. Newsflash- we attack as a team and defend ad a team. We have the best defence we've had since MON. WGS got us last 16 with mcmanus and Caldwell so your saying current defenders are not as good as them. Our defenders right now are light years better that those guys but WGS had us defending as a team. This one is purely on Ange. Bring back van diyk but unless he changes tact, we will leave our good defenders exposed. Mid to front need to protect them. It's simple but unfortunately our way is not to do this, that's why we get gubbed.



08 Jul 2022 17:30:40
Afternoon All

We are still being linked with Jordan Larsson ?.

Let's assume it's true and we sign him.
Would we be signing him coz of his name or for his talent?



1.) 08 Jul 2022 18:47:00
I don't think Ange is the type to bring in players because of the name.
If Lawwell Snr was still around then we probably would but I honestly can't see it happening.

2.) 08 Jul 2022 19:03:48
Brian the times I have seen Jordan play which in truth is only a handful of times, he has looked like he has something but I don’t expect him to hit the heights of his dad, but he is only 25 and still has time on his side with his best years still ahead of him so I could be proven wrong. I don’t think Ange does sentiment in the sense he would be interested just because of his name or who his dad is (we are not sevco) Ange would want him to be able to offer something to the team and squad, aswell as be able to play the way we now play. On a free transfer I’d take a punt as he will offer far more than Ajeti and I feel he would be far more committed to the cause than Ajeti due to wanting to prove himself to the faithful.

3.) 08 Jul 2022 19:06:53
Larsson Jnr can play and won't be short of offers especially given he's on a free transfer.

I agree with Jonbhoy in that Ange doesn't do sentiment when it comes to signing players.

I'm hoping Johnny Kenny continues his form in the remaining 5 pre season games and gets the nod as 3rd striker.

As for Jordan, we could well come up against him in a CL game before too long.

☘️ ? ☘️.

4.) 08 Jul 2022 19:22:26
Free transfer good player what's not to like.

5.) 08 Jul 2022 20:28:49
His record is decent and but for putin he'd be commanding a hefty fee.

6.) 08 Jul 2022 22:05:05
Why are so many hoping Johnny Kenny becomes out 3rd striker? If that happens then we have fallen back 2 years and complacency has set in. An injury to kyogo or GG then Kenny potentially comes on in a big game after 65mins. Is that what we really want. Yes I'm all for promoting and giving the kids a chance but we NEED 3 strikers competing for 1 place. Not 2 strikers with a league of Ireland kid as next option. Should we not have signed Hartson when we had Sutton and Larrson? There will be times when both kyogo and GG are out. Complacency is our biggest downfall.

{Ed007's Note - And if Kyogo and Giakoumakis don't get injured at the same time, how much game time are you offering any potential signing? You can't build a squad on ifs and buts, you need two quality players for every position then after that you should be looking at youth or veterans to cover, preferably youth for the good of the Club.
When we had Larsson, Sutton and Hartson we played with 2 up top, so you needed 3/4 strikers in your squad - Sutton also played in midfield and even CB - we only play with one striker now so only really need 3.}

7.) 08 Jul 2022 22:33:13
I think Celtic are covered in the forward areas and we can assess the situation in January.
Young Larsson would be a bonus.

{Ed007's Note - ??

8.) 08 Jul 2022 22:38:28
I agree 2 players for every position but for me striker position needs 3 first team ready strikers to compete. if Kenny is good enough he can become one of the 3 in a season or 2. Nowhere near ready now. Strikers are most substituted and it's all about confidence and who's on fire.

{Ed007's Note - So we turn round to Baby Larsson and say Kyogo/Gio will be rotating but IF one of them are injured or IF one of them lose form you'll make the bench. I can't see him swimming the north sea for that.
I'm not arguing with you Kipper mate and I'd be delighted if we did sign Baby Larsson but I've said all along I didn't think it would happen and just explaining why, I also think the shadow of his dad would be over him constantly and he would become known more as being Henrik Larsson's son rather than Jordan Larsson, everything would be constantly compared to his dad in the media and between fans on forums and social media - oh he's not as quick as his dad, his dad would've scored that etc.}

9.) 08 Jul 2022 22:48:43
Not to put too much pressure on the lad but Kenny looked good and would be an ideal 3rd choice striker as he's still young and developing and game time will be limited due to the quality in front of him. We moan we never give youth a chance. We aren't going to sign a top quality striker for our 3rd choice striker so why not promote Kenny up the the first team it may turn out to be shrewd move. The same goes with Lawal too in defence.

10.) 09 Jul 2022 10:50:23
The tempo at which Ange wants to play means he could get 30 minutes every game. And from there it’s up to him to prove he should start. Two strikers isn’t enough.



27 Jun 2022 17:14:18
Afternoon All

If you like a calm, stress free football fan life.

Please do not read the newspaper interview with our £5 million goal keeper. ??



1.) 27 Jun 2022 18:08:26
Sounds like sour grapes to me BRIAN. G.

2.) 27 Jun 2022 19:25:25
I think Celtic FC are still his main employers ?.




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25 May 2024 19:26:15
Evening All

Just a wee stat about Adam Idah since he came to us on loan.

He has the highest goals to shot percentage in the league.

Evening higher than Miovski and Shankland.

BR must get some credit for this "project" loan signing.

Adam has credited BR with improving him as a player even in this (so far) short period at club.

Hope everyone has a great weekend celebrating but try spare a thought for some of our fellow fans who may live alone or have no one to celebrate with.



1.) 25 May 2024 20:16:12
Good post Brian ?

A personal thank you for your continued positivity on this forum, no matter what, you always stuck to your guns and credit to you for that.


☘️ ☘️ ☘️.

2.) 25 May 2024 20:46:02
Thanks Pedro for that?

It genuinely wasn't blind faith coz look at our injuries to 1st team starters and loss of form at various parts of season.

So it proved once we got everyone fit and back on form we would see better results and performances.

A few of us including Ed kept the faith.

Not sure what excuse I would have had to make if we didn't win league. I would have looked a wee bit sheepish?.

I have no doubt whatsoever that BR will be backed in the next few transfer windows and am confident we will break our transfer record.

Thanks Again


3.) 25 May 2024 21:12:39
Great sentiments Brian, thank you so much, sometimes we just don’t see the wood for the trees.

4.) 25 May 2024 23:59:48
Brian you and Ed007 kept the faith when others fell by the wayside . IMO it is important to always have a few positive posters on our forum to help when nerves and doubts enter our minds.



24 May 2024 12:51:51
Afternoon All

Are we resigned to losing MOR?

Will tomorrow be his last game for Celtic?

Has he been 1 of the so called project players that some fans have been so critical of?

Unfortunately I think he will move on to a so called top team in England or Europe.

My gut feeling is the transfer fee will be in excess of £30 million.

He will definitely break the Scottish transfer record imo.

However. As our Ed has said on numerous occasions Celtic at very least should do all they can and try to persuade MOR to stay for another season.



1.) 24 May 2024 14:02:52
I think O’Riley will leave in the summer and triple his wages in a much bigger league.
I would expect Celtic to receive about £25M.

I’ve never read anywhere about MK Dons having a clause in any future O’Riley transfers.

2.) 24 May 2024 14:45:46
Good luck to him whatever he decides. His goals, assists and all-round contribution for the majority of the season helped Celtic win another title. I only hope we have several similar or better quality coming in during the summer.

3.) 24 May 2024 17:10:55
If he goes he goes, but I won’t give him any encouragement, but of course he won’t heed anything I write . I would be surprised if he trebled his Celtic wage within the first few years of his new contract where ever it will be . Coming from a lower wage Leagur I think the wages are top loaded towards the last yr or two of contract to discourage Matt from leaving
Having said that I don’t think we have any idea of what ages he is on at Celtic . i would expect Celtic to pay him approximately £2 m per year and with bonuses for our annual league wins ??& occasional cup triumph
The wages he should earn at Celtic will make Matt and family exceptionally rich, but he can earn an awful lot more elsewhere.

4.) 24 May 2024 22:10:57
The only thing that will keep MOR at Celtic is MOR. If, he thinks 8 CL games and more trophies are better than more money and EPL mid table mediocrity. Obvs depends on who comes for him. If we make a real effort to improve our European standing, he may just give us a bit longer.



17 May 2024 17:28:20
Afternoon All

I copied and pasted this article regarding MOR.

"There is a lesson for us all in title winner Matt O'Riley's inspiring journey of faith, perseverance and fulfilment.

His advocacy of new-age approaches including meditation and other forms of self-help have seen him develop into Parkhead club's most prized asset".

My mum always asks me "are you going to your gobbledy gook exercise classes today". My reply to her is if it's good enough for MOR then I'm all in ?.





16 May 2024 14:33:38
Afternoon All

Some of us Always Kept the Faith. Did You?

League was always a marathon and not a sprint.



1.) 16 May 2024 15:12:23
I was confident Celtic would win the Marathon because the extra games Sevco have played this season, although I wasn’t expecting such a collapse from them.

I admit I was worried when they went top of the league for the 1st time in 2 years.

At that stage,
Sevco had kept 10 clean sheets in their first 12 away matches which is Championship material.
Their only exceptions was 1-0 away to Killie on the opening day and a 1-1 draw at Aberdeen.

Celtic were struggling to keep clean sheets and we knew we had to score at least 2 goals to win games.
I suppose that has always been the Celtic Way.

I did however feel that Celtic had still to hit top form and we’ve done that at the right time.

I know you were never worried and always had faith in Brendan and his players ?.

2.) 16 May 2024 15:33:05
That u did Brian. Very glad l was so wrong.

3.) 16 May 2024 15:36:59
Whoopee for you.

4.) 16 May 2024 16:29:22
Ter / Buzz / DRB

Equally some of us could have looked very sheepish if we didn't win league.

I'm now even more confident than ever that BR will be substantially backed in upcoming transfer windows.


5.) 16 May 2024 16:47:04
Like many of us I was worried about our terrible recruitment, the long term injuries to key players and the difficult transition and aftermath of one manager to another. Then we had the early cup exit and disappointing CL group because of our inconsistency.

It wasn't until key players came back and others found their form that I felt confident, even with controversial VAR decisions.
Even after the winter break our form was up and down but our results against TRIFC 2012 always reminded me that we were the better team.

6.) 16 May 2024 17:17:41
I will be honest and thought once we lost the 8 point lead and they were 5 in front that it was over.
Nothing to do with Brendan as a manager but because of our very poor recruitment and the injuries we had this seas.
I'm delighted I was wrong.

7.) 16 May 2024 18:18:07
Brian you lived up to your name as
“Mr Positive”
Thanks for helping keeping the heads up. ?.

8.) 16 May 2024 18:30:59
Was never in doubt.

9.) 16 May 2024 18:49:54
I was confident most of the time because I knew even at our worse crippled with injuries we were better than Rangers2012 The Rangers2012 were too reliant on having penalties awarded to them and stonewall penalties not given against .
For some reason I was confident there would come two / three games over a short period that the referees and VAR official couldn’t rescue Sevco with their penalty cheat . That happened against Ross County and Dundee. We were always a better team, results against them last season and this proved that . We played them in Ibrox in the first Derby game with absolutely the worse possible back four we could imagine. By winning that it looked as if they couldn’t beat us in a game that mattered . We won 3 and drew 1 against them and if honest we were a bit disappointed that we hadn’t won by more each time.



14 May 2024 15:54:06
Afternoon All

Most of us would agree that BR is an elite manager and gets most of the praise particularly when we win.

However I think the unsung heroes over the last few weeks and months have been the medical and fitness team at Celtic.

There is no doubt in my mind in our last 2 games CalMac has probably played his best games this season and this has been pivotal for us.

Also getting Maeda back to fitness in double quick time particularly for the Sevco game has also been a factor.

James Forrest looks fitter, stronger and lighter than he has ever been.
He has also had a huge impact in last few games.

The league title is within touching distance and we win together when united.

There are many unsung heroes in every walk of life but special praise needs to go to all our backroom staff.

Always Keep the Faith.



1.) 14 May 2024 17:19:49
Yes Brian, especially when we came into the last quarter of SPL title race BR got everyone pulling in the one direction and players and backroom staff all pulled their weight to get us to the finishing line with a bit to spare . The officials day light robbery against Hearts when we were wrongly given a red card and equally wrongly had a penalty awarded against us and with Brendan’s cool calculate response seem to have a positive effect on everyone connected to Celtic and put the SFA, SPL and match on notice and we finished strongly .
If we can manage to bring in quality signings to improve areas of team that BR reckons needs improving and hold on to all our star players, we will not only put distance between us and Sevco but also some European improvement.

2.) 14 May 2024 17:59:53
Good point Brian.

I think giving the players time off to recharge their batteries in January has worked.
Unlike our rivals who have dropped like flies.




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25 May 2024 14:02:12
Afternoon All

Good, Strong and Positive Line Up.





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15 May 2024 18:39:14
Evening All

Excellent, Strong and Positive Line Up.

Kyogo❤️ will play his part.





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11 May 2024 11:24:20
Morning All

Excellent Positive Line Up.





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07 Apr 2024 11:17:11
Morning All

Unfortunate CalMac has not made starting 11. (He will be missed) .

However, strong and positive line up.

Sevco players will go out and target some of our players at certain points in game. Kyogo and probably Taylor.

We need to be street wise. c'mon the hoops.

1-0 Kyogo ❤️.




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31 Mar 2024 16:23:40

As always, feeling good. Hope your well.

As I posted on live chat, some fans were writing off Kuhn after just 2 or 3 games, mainly as a sub.

We as fans don't always no what's going on behind scenes with players.

I always believe players need to be given some time to settle into new country and club.
Some settle quicker than others. Yes some players never settle and need to move on.

Also, I've posted for months, even when we had loss of form, that once we get our 1st team picks back from injury, a more settled team then we will be a completely different unit.

Yes, there are other issues behind the scenes that absolutely must be resolved.
But at this moment in time we are top of league where we belong and we all need to get behind the team in our remaining games.

I no I'm like a broken down record. but.

Never ever write Celtic off.






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25 May 2024 20:46:02
Thanks Pedro for that?

It genuinely wasn't blind faith coz look at our injuries to 1st team starters and loss of form at various parts of season.

So it proved once we got everyone fit and back on form we would see better results and performances.

A few of us including Ed kept the faith.

Not sure what excuse I would have had to make if we didn't win league. I would have looked a wee bit sheepish?.

I have no doubt whatsoever that BR will be backed in the next few transfer windows and am confident we will break our transfer record.

Thanks Again





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16 May 2024 16:29:22
Ter / Buzz / DRB

Equally some of us could have looked very sheepish if we didn't win league.

I'm now even more confident than ever that BR will be substantially backed in upcoming transfer windows.





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14 May 2024 19:02:44

I have no doubt whatsoever that Celtic's recruitment will be significantly better than previously (obviously starting from a low bar) .

I genuinely believe we will break our transfer fee / record on at least 1 player (Possibly goalkeeper) and will significantly invest in other areas over the next couple of transfer windows.

We all know the areas that need the quickest improvement and we just need to be a wee patient as identified players may not be available at start of window.

The recruitment team and other areas of football department are currently changing for better.

Some of our fans want instant success but in real world this doesn't happen.

Look at Sevco. They are in a complete mess on and off park. The true blue media will tell the gullible something completely different.

The stories are starting to leak about what really happened in there dressing room at half time. ( ) .

When we are all united the club, team and fans are like no other.

Always Keep the Faith





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11 May 2024 20:01:06

I genuinely appreciate your kind words.

There were a few of us always keeping the faith (Ed, etc ) .

All week I've been doing a lot of meditating, yoga etc ( as my mum keeps telling "all that mumbo jumbo exercise stuff") .

It's helped me remain upbeat, positive and never say never.

There's a lot worse things happening in this very cruel world to innocent people.

If Celtic can bring some joy and happiness to fans then I'm all for that.

Hope you didn't go overboard if you were out on the wee boat as I no you said you couldn't watch game. Hope you managed to watch highlights without taking extra vitamins. ?

See you on next podcast mate?






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07 May 2024 11:02:10
Morning Buzz

Never in a million years did I think Willie Collum would have been ref on Saturday.

I said on podcast the other day that he wouldn't be.

How wrong was I.





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