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25 Aug 2019 23:07:16
Ibe and Benkovic on loan.

Meling permanent.

Greg Taylor wants a move to Rangers.

Henderson and Hayes out to SPFL teams on loan.

Eboue and Hendry likely to secure permanent moves before the window shuts.

Just passing on what I've been told.


1.) 25 Aug 2019 23:49:46
Taylor was on Twitter liking stories about him moving to Celtic.

2.) 26 Aug 2019 07:14:13
i know many rangers fans have played for us before but if taylor wants a move to them I don't want him any where near the club as ye don't know if he will fight for this club especially in a 9iar season. I for one could not pull a sevco top on and fight for them no matter how much they were paying me.

3.) 26 Aug 2019 09:32:28
I will probably get some stick for this but I'm not keen on having Benkovic back, for me my CB pairing is Jullien and Ajer, what would that say about our lads if Benko comes in and straight into the team would any of you drop Jullien or Ajer? Don't see the benefits of bringing him in just another void to fill when the loan is up! Hopefully we get a RB LB and a winger after yesterday's performance from Bayo I think we are covered up top with Eddie Griff and Bayo. Ideally would of been good to have all our dealings done but things really need to pick up speed now.

4.) 26 Aug 2019 10:46:13
Based on reports of Celtic paying £40k p/ w for Ibe, probably similar for Benkovic in addition to the purchase ) £3-5m for melling i can't see it all happening.

If we got Melling and strengthened the middle of the park with a fighting cdm/ cm i would be delighted - or if Koassi could get fit and play a few games let us see if he's has it or not. I hold out some hope for him :)

5.) 26 Aug 2019 11:19:17
Ibe came on for Bournemouth yesterday so he's in there plans.

6.) 26 Aug 2019 13:12:43
Howe stated a week or so ago ibe is not going out on loan he is In his plans so why people keep going on about this baffles me.

7.) 26 Aug 2019 13:20:52
Samcfc put big ajer at RB, with Jullien and Benkovic CB, Melling LB 👌.

8.) 26 Aug 2019 15:22:23
Not for me souny.
Ajer is the CB we should be building out whole defence around for years to come.

9.) 26 Aug 2019 17:30:51
Shoot me down in flames if you want but big Ajer has been our most solid right back in all the games I've seen him play the position. I would be quite happy if he was to retain that position. Fill some with confidence and as shown against the jambos, not scared to go forward.

10.) 26 Aug 2019 18:16:33
I’d honestly like to see the big man play in a CDM role.
If he had Benko and Julien behind him then I’d be happy with that!
From what I’ve seen, Brown should be used more sparingly as he gets older, and Ajer could easily slot into his position, winning the ball, commanding presence in front of the back line and knows how to pass the ball about.
Would be very interesting to see, guy can do a turn at RB definitely think he could do one in CDM.

11.) 26 Aug 2019 20:42:41
From what I have seen this season Ajer looks better at RB than CB i think at CB sometimes he is beat for headers in the box and there is no way he should be, I think he would also do a great job in Browns position protecting the back 4 and stepping out with the ball.

At the end of the day I don't really think it matters too much where he plays, he is a very talented footballer and will probably be the next to go for real big money. Sadly of course.



09 Jun 2019 22:10:14
Ntcham appears to be away after unfollowing all Celtic players and staff on Instagram.


1.) 10 Jun 2019 06:17:12
Good luck to him, the only way is down from us.

2.) 10 Jun 2019 07:31:48
Probably just needs a break from his work. Why are we so desperate to hound this guy out?

3.) 10 Jun 2019 09:39:07
Shame if it's true. Quality player but it doesn't appear he wants to be here especially since dembele left. His form has dipped dramatically since then. Once we get a good transfer fee then wish him all the best and invest it into the team.

4.) 10 Jun 2019 12:17:00
The Dembele situation has nothing to do with it for me, he signed a new deal last season to extend his stay for 1 more year. Why would he do that if he wasn't interested?

5.) 10 Jun 2019 12:27:04
His form dipped after injury, before that he was playing well.



07 Jun 2019 17:55:10
See that Kalas now linked with sevco. We supposedly enquired in January but I see he wasn't named on the leaked documents as a target.
Can we take from that that our interest has ended?
Shame if that's the case as I think he could do a job for us.


1.) 07 Jun 2019 18:53:44
Kalas will fetch a fee of £5m-£6m at least. There’s no way Sevco can pay that.

2.) 07 Jun 2019 22:50:35
Bahul Mustafazade, sorry spelling.

3.) 07 Jun 2019 22:59:11
Was that shabby leaked peice of paper not just one persons notes from a meeting.



31 May 2019 19:45:01
So we are actively speaking to players and their agents in the next few days.

NL says he wants players who get bums off seats with a wee glint in his eye. In my head I'm hoping its Weah on a permanent deal, in reality it will most likely be Martin Boyle from Hibs PMSL

On a serious note I've heard his first signing will be Turnbull from Motherwell for £2M plus add ons.


1.) 31 May 2019 20:10:39
Can't see weah coming back with the way he left/ told to leave.

2.) 31 May 2019 21:10:24
Weah isn’t coming back after rejecting to play in a final and shouldn’t be welcome back!

3.) 31 May 2019 21:46:08
Did he reject us or did NL just tell him to get Tae?

4.) 31 May 2019 22:22:12
Weah barely got his own bum off his seat. Spent most of his loan on the bench. Plenty of potential but didn't live up to the hype in the end.

5.) 01 Jun 2019 00:12:08
Turnbull looks a talent but I'm pretty sure if we paid the 2m or whatever they're asking he would jump we'll ahead of our own younger players like Henderson which in turn halts there progress.
The question is with our midfield just now do we really need him or is this a buy and loan back and see it as one for the future?
I personally think we could be doing with trying to shift the likes of bitton kouassi and ntcham and bringing in a real solid box to box player to play alongside mcgregor and play brown in certain matches next season, as much as I'd love to have him in the team we play better football without him in it.

6.) 01 Jun 2019 00:38:33
buster you keep believing that mate, pedro won't spend a bean on the team. he will make the illusion look good.

7.) 01 Jun 2019 09:02:39
wyllie, my reading of the Weah situation was that he showed a lack of interest in coming back for the cup final so Lenny told him he may as well go there and then. In a way I think that was a strong call by Lenny, if you can't give us everything we don't want a part of you. HH.

8.) 03 Jun 2019 08:58:01
Weah is nowhere near good enough. Turnball i think will go to Sevco and unless they go bust this Friday, as the will, I absolutely believe they will spend more than us this summer.

Cast your minds back to last summer where a raft of posters thought we would push on. We did feck all to sort out our weaknesses. I have a horrible feeling Lawell has already hid the tin again.



19 May 2019 20:31:31
Big Sutton claiming he has inside info that we did approach Mourinho. I hope at least this is a good sign that the board is showing a bit of ambition.
Lennon looked pissed off at the interviewer on the pitch at the end of the game when he thanked him for stepping in (assumptive that he won't be here next year) . I think Lennon still fancies himself for it but I have not spoke to a single supporter yet that says Lennon would be their number one choice for it.





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03 Sep 2019 09:06:25
I'm glad we've kept Ntcham at the club.

He played like a man possessed when he came on in Sundays game and I've never seen him so passionate when celebrating. I thought it was his goodbye appearance.

Hopefully he can cement a place in this team as on his day he is unplayable.


1.) 03 Sep 2019 09:37:38
So technically gifted he'll have a huge part to play this season you saw the quality rise when he came on.

2.) 03 Sep 2019 09:44:58
Great player when he's on form, his pass to Hayes was epic. I love the feel of this team now. When you watched them come out the tunnel, you just knew they didn't believe the hype. When we have all the players back it will be frightening.

3.) 03 Sep 2019 09:50:51
Think Arfield had pissed him of at game trying to pull his shorts off, But aye hopefully he can play like at all season.
I know the season has just started but I think the spl won't be near as close as what people are saying. Hopefully another TTTreble this season not going to hold me breathe just yet tho. HH.

4.) 03 Sep 2019 11:28:28
When he's on his game, he can be a match-winner and I think him staying was a small factor in not pursuing Wanyama at the death.
All-in-all, we have now just about achieved cover in every position and can rotate the squad/ team to suit games and competitions.

5.) 03 Sep 2019 16:15:13
I've heard the saying about having bossed the game and had their opponent in their back pocket. Arfield was the first I've ever seen a player trying to climb into Ntchams back pocket.



21 Aug 2019 21:59:05
Not hard to see why a lot of fans want Meling for left back. Very similar in style to Tierney and looks a decent player.

It was a good contest on that side of the pitch between him and Dani Olmo tonight. The boy Olmo also looked a player who is one to watch for the future.


1.) 21 Aug 2019 22:33:07
Buster I remember a few of us talking about meling on the live chat the 1st time we played them.
We were impressed even then. I said I'd buy him to compete with IT and 007 quite rightly said he was to good to play second fiddle to KT.
If it's true it will be a great signing.

2.) 22 Aug 2019 08:54:22
At 2.0 the tie is very much alive let's hope Rosenberg get pumped if it means we could get the lb.



19 Aug 2019 19:05:38
Can English teams sign free agents? For instance if Celtic released Sinclair would he be able to sign and play for an English club or would they need to wait until January to register him?


1.) 19 Aug 2019 19:26:21
I think he would need to be released before our transfer window closed and then it would be okay for an english team to sign him as a free agent.
But if the club and sinky came to an agreement and he was released after Sept 2nd even though he was a free agent, an english club could not sign him up.

{Ed007's Note - Sinclair would need to have been a free agent before the English window closed for an English club to sign him.}

2.) 19 Aug 2019 20:57:29

Just a thought that it may be on the horizon to free up wages if Ibe is on his way.

3.) 19 Aug 2019 22:56:22
is it just me or did we seem to take a hard knock back on linked players coming in then no coming in the day really trying to kick a man while they are down attitude the day?

4.) 20 Aug 2019 02:24:11
Not sure what you mean Rich T.

For the record I am a fan of Sinclair and I'm disgusted with his treatment under Lennon so far.

I just wondered if he has been told he won't feature if he would ask to be released or if the club would offer him the chance to go. After all it was the club that triggered the 1 year extension on his contract (probably in the hope of selling him and getting a fee) . If he sees out the remaining year the cost to the club is around £1.5M.

5.) 20 Aug 2019 07:01:37
They triggered Sinky's one year extension in the hope they would get a £3million transfer fee. All deals fell through even though Lenny kept on insisting he didn't want him to go, which we all now know was a lie because of they way Sinky has been treated. A disgraceful way to treat a player who has been a big player that helped win the treble treble.

We refused the option to trigger Lustig's one year transfer extension, instead offered him a reduced wage deal, which he quite rightly declined. After 8 long years of magnificent service, Celtic disrespected our vice captain and at a time when we are struggling for cover for both right back and centre half. Lustig was still good enough to play in the scottish league and he earned the right to be offered the same extension that Sinky was offered.

The board have made a mess of everything that was good at the club in the space of 3 transfer windows or one year. Last Christmas everything looked rosie in the garden, the players looked happy with most of our best players signing new and improved contracts and the future looked bright with 10 in a row a certainty.

Slowly but surely the cracks started to appear that only Lawwell can tell us why. Rumours turned out to be true that the manager was unhappy probably due to PL downsizing plan. The players know the manager wants out and then all of a sudden players like Dembele are wanting to leave and forward on a year, it has got even worse than any sevco fan could have hoped for because we have pressed the self destructive button and are now in total disarray.

We now have a manager in place that most fans didn't want, I admit I wanted him but the most important thing we have noticed is the players don't look as if they want to play for him and they don't look a happy bunch anymore. Our best players have either left or want to leave and are probably regretting those contract extensions they signed last year.

For some reason there is a dark cloud hanging over Celtic park and the only way I can see it being shifted this important season is by getting decent players in the positions all fans know need strengthened to help the good players we already have at the club or we sack Lenny and start all over again and get a manager that the players want to play for.

This sitting back every day watching nothing happening is brutal but it will be nothing compared to what it will feel like if we hand the title to sevco because of our own mismanagement. Get it sorted Celtic.



13 Aug 2019 21:59:18
Said it at the weekend and I will say it again, Scott Brown is finished.

Their players strolled past him all night. He is at fault for 2 of their goals. Blowing out his arse should have stopped the cross for their first then fatigue showed again with a stupid handball.

If Lennon wanted to get Ntcham in the team then Brown should have made way. Not in a million years should our best centre mid (Calmac) be playing left back.

Neil Lennon - Absolute Disgrace, don't even get me started on why he is persisting with Morgan and Johnstone.


1.) 13 Aug 2019 22:02:03
Your post is spot on. Lennon and celtic are in serious trouble.

2.) 13 Aug 2019 22:21:49
Spot on mate, but comes from them thinking we can just throw any player we have into a hole rather than spend some money. Everybody and their granny can see we need to strengthen that defence, yet we keep selling key players and expecting it to be fine.

Feel sorry for young Johnstone - it was quite obvious he’s not ready for a first team starter role - we extend sinclairs contract to stick him in the reserves. Morgan struggled to get a game for Sunderland. We should not be experimenting in the qualifiers, absolute disaster.

3.) 13 Aug 2019 22:30:45
Hate to say it but I agree Buster, time for the next generation to take over. If that was any other player hed be getting players big time.

4.) 13 Aug 2019 22:39:03
There is every chance we won't even qualify for the europa league group stages.
AIK are the champions of Sweden and are half way through their season and are joint top with Malmo. After getting knocked out by Cluj, we are in big trouble because I expect AIK to be just as good as the Romanians.

5.) 13 Aug 2019 22:46:25
Pretty shambolic and very embarrassing.



07 Aug 2019 21:11:45
It's no secret Scott Sinclair is one of the highest earners at the club. This is the main reason Lennon wants rid of him as he wants to bring in 3 quality players all of whom will be on decent wages.

With Tierney and Sinclair gone this now frees up wages for Lennon to bring in a RB, LB and Centre Forward.

Expect Hendry, Ralston, Eboue and maybe Hayes to leave on loan deals.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 21:33:35
IF this is the case then I could understand it. I'll stick my neck out now and say we'll have a nice big negative net spend when this window shuts. Again.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 21:43:27
It’s a midfielder wee need.

3.) 07 Aug 2019 22:14:30
I second that jim tim I will be very pleasantly surprised if we do much more business this window. I fear it's same old. I also fear Slavia Prague if we finish the job against Cluj.

4.) 07 Aug 2019 22:41:23
I don't care about negative spends as long as we have the right players in for the right positions.
Already big elhamed looks like a bargain and fans on here were cracking up.




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21 Aug 2019 22:54:35
I'd be surprised if we would spend £4.5 Million on the right back given Elhamed has looked good. I'd expect a loan or young prospect to come in for that position with no more than £1.5M spent.

Same with the left back I'm expecting a loan player or a player around the £1.5M mark. Bolingoli was the big spend for that position.




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20 Aug 2019 12:45:43
Yes Jamiebhoy. I think he could be the powerhouse we are looking for in that position.




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17 Aug 2019 14:20:56
The treatment of Sinclair has been disgraceful.

They took a risk and extended his contract hoping to get a fee for him.

Now we have a player on £30k per week who isn't playing and won't be in the squad most weeks to accommodate Morgan and Johnstone who will be lucky to get 10 goals and assists between them this season.




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17 Aug 2019 13:52:53
Good prospect!

Another wide player though.




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25 Jun 2019 14:03:14
Aindoh why on earth would he play Scott Allan when he already signed a pre contract to join hibs?





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22 Aug 2019 14:48:47
European football is irrelevant. We are a much bigger club and we will probably triple his wages. Similar scenario to us losing KT to Arsenal.




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21 Aug 2019 21:55:20
TinyTim, if Lennon was still employed by Hibs at the time would you have considered him as a candidate who is as good as anyone who was available?




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21 Aug 2019 20:37:19
I'm certainly no expert but if the board wanted to splash the cash then there are plenty of alternative managers available. Whether some of them would want to work in Scotland is another matter. I'm led to believe Rodgers was on over £50k per week plus bonuses bank rolled by Desmond so money for a top coach shouldn't be an issue if they wanted to do the same again.

The most worrying thing is that Neil Lennon and Steve Clarke were the boards only candidates since Rodgers walked.

Might be outdated but a quick search online shows the following managers out there who are available now :
Rudi Garcia
Quique Setien
Claude Puel
Oscar Garcia
Garry Monk
Sam Allardyce
Martin O’Neill
Tony Pulis

I think a lot of fans were dismayed with the Lennon appointment but most came round to the thought of giving him a chance. The Cluj result has him walking on thin ice. In my opinion Lennon is fully responsible as the team selection and tactics cost us this tie.

There is clearly a problem behind the scenes with the recruitment set up. I think most would agree with that, so this is not doing the manager any favours either.

Although its obvious we need more players we should have the players to qualify for Europa League and to stroll the league but then again we should have had enough to beat Cluj. This gives me no confidence that we will win the league this year.

I think if we lose to Hearts and Rangers in the next fortnight Lennon is gone. Even if we get 4 players in there is no time for them to bed in for these key fixtures.




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20 Aug 2019 02:24:11
Not sure what you mean Rich T.

For the record I am a fan of Sinclair and I'm disgusted with his treatment under Lennon so far.

I just wondered if he has been told he won't feature if he would ask to be released or if the club would offer him the chance to go. After all it was the club that triggered the 1 year extension on his contract (probably in the hope of selling him and getting a fee) . If he sees out the remaining year the cost to the club is around £1.5M.




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19 Aug 2019 20:57:29

Just a thought that it may be on the horizon to free up wages if Ibe is on his way.