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20 May 2020 21:51:07
I see Lustig is leaving Gent next month. Would he be a useful addition to the squad for a go at 10iar?
He was exceptional for us and I know he's 33 but his experience for the big games is up there with anyone in our team. Just a thought. HH.


1.) 20 May 2020 23:18:03
No he is past it.

2.) 21 May 2020 00:54:05
Love the big man but he was done 2 seasons ago and his season at gent has proven that.

3.) 21 May 2020 01:30:01
Hard no for me. As much as he played his part and will be remembered fondly he was finished for about 2 seasons.

4.) 21 May 2020 05:06:01
No chance he was a liability his last season his legs have went.

5.) 21 May 2020 08:53:15
Money will be tight, bring on the development guys and keep the team we have.

6.) 21 May 2020 10:41:11
No, he might have been exceptional once, but it was a long time ago, he was a liability towards the end . If he was considered good enough to be a squad player, it would mean that we had a very poor squad.

7.) 21 May 2020 11:06:05
Great servant but he was forever being subbed off in the big games with suspect injuries towards the end of his career with us. Moved him on at the right time really. Would be a good guy to get in as a future coach maybe starting with the younger lot.

8.) 21 May 2020 12:15:38
Love the man and everything he brought to Celtic, he played a massive part in first 8 and won't be forgotten. We now have 2 good rbacks no room for him.



12 May 2020 23:42:19
He has drawn criticism from many of us for many years but I tell you bhoys, Mr. Lawwell knows what he's doing in business.
Well done Peter! HH.


1.) 13 May 2020 09:20:07
Where are the anti Lawwell brigade now. Gone quiet. He's done a fantastic job running the club.

2.) 13 May 2020 10:24:38
Aussie ray nobody has gone quiet! He gets payed over a million a year from the club, I should bloody well think he can get his point across in a zoom call! The problems with lawell is when he gets involved in the football side of things! No doubt about it he’s good at his job but let’s not start this the anti lawell brigade has gone quiet stuff. nows obviously not the time to go into all the stuff of what’s went on but let’s just say he still has his faults and made mistakes!

3.) 13 May 2020 10:57:22
Lol that's just his bonus DannyH. Sure I read it was something like £3.5m the biggest wage for a chief executive in Britain I could be wrong though. His put down of the dossier is worth every penny though as the Rangers will be raging.

4.) 13 May 2020 16:18:34
Despite the Sevs feeling rather cocky about the SPFL vote it turns out that it was the quiet man who brought the fireworks to the table and blew them away single handed.
A master stroke by Big Pete! HH.

5.) 13 May 2020 16:22:48
Aussie Ray, he has received, and will continue to receive, justified criticism over certain aspects of the way the club is run. Just as he receives praise when he does his job well. Fans don't need to be pro or anti-Lawwell.

6.) 13 May 2020 17:46:21
AR Lawwell out, can't for the life of me understand our joy at Doncaster and co not being investigated.

7.) 14 May 2020 07:00:53
I’d agree with “pay the face painter “ here, regardless that it’s seen as a way of mocking the Rangers, the spfl sfa have long took the piss out of us . Quite recently when he’s been at Parkhead to hand us a trophy, he has been roundly booed .

8.) 14 May 2020 11:49:16
My point is PL has got the club on a good financial footing. That's his job. Don't you think?

{Ed007's Note - No that's not his job, that's the board's job - and even if that was Lawwell's job he miserably failed to do it regarding Resolution 12 when we were basically cheated out of a CL place. He's also regularly dropped the ball when it comes to signings & strengthening the squad which actually is part of his job.}

9.) 14 May 2020 15:06:21
Strengthening the squad Ed. Yrs he has 9IAR and treblr treble. Lpok st whst the club has done in the last 8 years. Open ypur eyes.

{Ed007's Note - Taking the cheap option with Lennon which cost us CL football this year? What about KT's replacement? Commper? Gravesen? Juninho? Ian Wright? Refusing to sign Fletcher from Hibs and messing up the McGinn deal?
How many times has he gambled on CL qualification and failed?


How can you build serious long term success when you need to sell a star player every year to make your employee a profit and you replace them with far inferior players? If Lawwell wants to run us as a EL level team he should come out and tell the fans.}

10.) 15 May 2020 02:04:36
Good point. We don't hear half of what's going on hear in Australia. But at the end of the day, we're 8IAR nearly 9 and winning everything in sight in Scotland. Goneare the days of winning European Cups. Maybe a EL cup.



26 Jan 2020 11:48:57
Ed007, any truth in the rumour that we're about to make a move for the Swedish midfielder Niclas Eliasson from Bristol City? HH.


{Ed007's Note - Not that I know of mate and I'd be really surprised if Bristol City would let him leave during this window. I think there's more a chance of him being a possible summer target.}

1.) 26 Jan 2020 12:30:18
I take it the window in Scotland will be a midnight finish with the epl 11 or even a five o’clock finish?

{Ed007's Note - Our window closes at midnight and the English window closes at 11 p.m but remember players can still leave England for Scotland during that extra hour.}

2.) 26 Jan 2020 14:17:39
Yeah is it as long as a working sheet has been submitted it could be completed after windows shut?

{Ed007's Note - Deal Sheets are only applicable in the EPL and gives clubs an extra 2 hours to get the deal finalised for domestic transfers. If it's an international transfer then the transfer still has to be completed by midnight to comply with the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS).}

3.) 26 Jan 2020 18:28:22
Cheers ED thanks I do hope we can do something before windows shut fingers crossed.

{Ed007's Note - I'm pretty confident that we will.}



24 Jan 2020 16:10:55
Ivan Toney from Peterborough Utd.
33 goals in 70 games over 2 seasons.
Apparently we've watched him recently. HH.


1.) 24 Jan 2020 19:20:17
9 million being quoted, for a league 1 striker. I'd pass.

2.) 25 Jan 2020 00:49:56
What a cool name though . Ivan Toney . feck it's nearly worth £9m for that alone lol HH.



02 Sep 2019 23:37:10
Lee O'Connor confirmed. Window is now closed. HH.


1.) 03 Sep 2019 12:35:54
Who is he.!

2.) 03 Sep 2019 15:02:24
A young guy from Man U can play right back left back and through the middle.




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28 May 2020 20:21:16
Silly season hasn't even started yet but there have been a couple of rumours (sources unidentified) suggesting we could be in the market to trade Ajer for Benkovic in a convoluted deal of some kind. If it were a runner I don't think it would be a good deal for us.
Who is the better defender? Benkovic is when he's fit, without a doubt.
Who is the more reliable defender of the two? That award easily goes to Ajer.
Reliability is what we need for 10iar and Benkovic doesn't give us what we need. On his good days he is fabulous but those days are always just a tweak or a twist away from a lengthy absence. Ajer could, of course, suffer a long term injury just as easily as the next guy but he doesn't seem to be as prone as Benkovic is.
For me we should keep Ajer if we can. HH.


1.) 28 May 2020 20:26:11
Ajer is the better defender. He's one of Eurooe's best young defenders. Oeople forget how young he is. I honestly don't know why he gets so much grief at times. If we were after a CB who was captaining a first team as a teenager, is a full international, has experience of winning titles and playing European footy, we'd be creaming our knickers. And, if true, there's a reason Leicester would be willing to swap the pair. Anybody thought about that? So I agree Bob, keep him if we can. 100%.

2.) 28 May 2020 20:39:13
I would love to keep Ajar if he wants to stay. But I don’t want an unhappy player.
Benkovic would be a gamble especially with Elhamad and Jozo still on the books.
But we could have the luxury of the transfer window not closing until after the winter window.
If that is the case Benkovic could be worth the gamble but he is another right footed centre back.

3.) 28 May 2020 21:02:39
Benkovic looks good on the ball but is always injured we should stick with ajer but av said countless he's got a lot of improving to do.

4.) 28 May 2020 22:02:45
biggest strength is coming out with the ball and a great athlete, his positioning is terrible fair enough he's young enough to work on that but my god his jumping to win a ball in the air is non existent.

5.) 28 May 2020 22:15:37
Ajer is only at 70% of his potential. He'll get much better. He doesn't appear so far to be injury prone. Personally I think he's a better bet than Benkovic because of that. HH.

6.) 28 May 2020 22:52:39
Like VVD before him, I feel like Ajer strolls through most SPL games and although he has lapses in concentration maybe due overconfidence? He has tremendous talent and ability and could play in most positions with ease as well as an eye for goal. A born leader who could be a Celtic legend if both parties could reach agreement.

7.) 30 May 2020 22:22:04
Ajer is a better defender than benkovic. he's stronger, he's harder in the tackle, he's braver and he is fitter. There is a reason teams want to pay 20 odd million for him while trying to off load benkovic.

8.) 30 May 2020 22:26:27
Maybe he's just testing his eyesight.



18 May 2020 12:21:48

Read it and weep Sevco, read it and weep lol.


1.) 18 May 2020 12:27:02
Yaaasss 9iar Monday party. cue hunplosion haha 😅😅.

2.) 18 May 2020 12:34:26
Just want to say big well done Neil and the Bhoys after that game at the new year they thought they had us 😂😂😂 welcome to the party Sevco welcome to the party 👀😂😂🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🍀.

3.) 18 May 2020 12:34:32
Well Done Celtic Football Club.
Well Deserved 9 In A Row Champions Again. 🍾🥳.

4.) 18 May 2020 12:49:04
Yasss. Announcing this has been a bigger challenge than what Rangers have given us this season.



18 May 2020 09:23:27

Get yourselves ready for a celebration guys.
Sevco fans, you're welcome to join in as long as you're not greetin' like babies. HH.


1.) 18 May 2020 09:28:06
They won’t be able to join in then. 😂🍀.

2.) 18 May 2020 09:35:38
Buzz, they'll be listening in even though they won't admit it and they'll be tearing their hair out with rage and anger, like mega rage and anger. Then they'll go on the offensive with all their bollox about hollow victory, tainted title, doesn't count etc.
We know it does count and we know we deserve it. lol HH.



16 May 2020 13:13:36
Guys do any of you have a youtube live stream for the Dortmund v Schalke game? HH.


{Ed007's Note - You'll get it here mate:


1.) 16 May 2020 13:20:00
Cheers Ed.

{Ed007's Note - No probs 👍



15 May 2020 12:24:40
Ed007, there's a wee bonus in the current circumstance for you to look forward to. Talk is already starting to turn to transfer stories and it's going to go on until September.
We all know you love a good transfer window! lol HH.


{Ed007's Note - I can't wait 😂😂

1.) 15 May 2020 14:09:02
Ed, can you see a fair bit of comings and goings in the squad? Or do you think it'll be the usual 16-19 development projects and a few freebies?

{Ed007's Note - I think it's too early to call while everything in football is so up in the air.}

2.) 15 May 2020 21:17:15
Transfer fees will be way lower I would guess. Fantasy Valuations from the Rangers will still have the columbian worth tens of millions. In reality they will get about 5million tops.

3.) 15 May 2020 21:55:37
Players that they have only come along once in a lifetime so sevco will not be concerned as the trillions will be pouring in.

4.) 16 May 2020 11:15:03
I think the time of the big money transfers and the huge obscene footballers wages are over, give the footballers wages to the nurses and carers and give the nurses and carers wages to the footballers, that would put an end to the burglars breaking in to footballers houses trying to steal their £300 thousand pound watches.




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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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28 May 2020 22:51:24
Ferguson is DEFINITELY worth the effort if we can make it happen. That's a lad who will be a major player for whatever team is lucky to sign him. He's young, he has grit, he has balls and he has self confidence in spades. If it's 2-4m then he'll be worth every penny. HH.




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28 May 2020 22:46:17
There's no-one who loves Brendan like Brendan loves Brendan. If that means he fecks up the career of a young lad along the way then so be it. Listen, he's a talented coach overall but he is very much about his own success first and foremost. If we win 10iar I hope he is nowhere to be seen. He came in and had a very positive impact but his manner of leaving was deplorable especially when you consider his attempts to take our entire coaching team with him. If he was a Celtic man (which he said he was) he wouldn't have done that and thankfully the like of JK said no. He'll be a mainstay of our coaching staff for the long term because he knows the definition of the word 'loyalty', and he delivers it in spades even though he could probably do better elsewhere financially if he wanted to. HH.




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28 May 2020 20:27:34
Correct liamlennon. It was a decision that confused me. I don't understand how any ambitious young coach is going to learn his trade when he only has occasional contact with players. Leaving any club for international coaching duties is usually reserved for highly experienced coaches, not a young guy starting out. HH.




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26 May 2020 16:32:44
His goal stats are not what you would call impressive. HH.





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03 Jun 2020 16:06:55
Timalloy, it is exactly for reason 2 that I stopped subscribing quite a while ago. It is atrocious, and that's putting it mildly. HH.




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28 May 2020 23:30:49
Not a bad idea Ice Man, and he's Celtic to the core. HH.




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28 May 2020 22:15:37
Ajer is only at 70% of his potential. He'll get much better. He doesn't appear so far to be injury prone. Personally I think he's a better bet than Benkovic because of that. HH.




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23 May 2020 22:10:37
TinyTim, not all of our players are as passionate about 10iar as the fans are. Most are onboard which isn't a bad thing. HH.




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23 May 2020 19:02:42
Lenny has said there won't be wholesale changes over the summer although there may be a few tweaks. I might be wrong but that would suggest our most valuable players won't be moving on, the likes of Eddy/ Ajer/ McGregor. At the end of the day money and a player's individual ambitions will always decide what happens but hopefully we'll keep our top men. Keeping Forster will be the biggest bonus whether it's an additional season loan or outright purchase. HH.