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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.




20 Dec 2018 17:58:17
Hi ed, a mate of mine from Liverpool has told me we are in for Dominic Calvert Lewin and Tom Davies of Everton and that Brendan has met the players already.


1.) 20 Dec 2018 18:17:55
We would struggle to sign both.

2.) 20 Dec 2018 19:32:28
Lewin was involved at the weekend cannot see it.

3.) 20 Dec 2018 21:34:41
Already been warned off the bhoy fae everton.

4.) 20 Dec 2018 22:28:55
Rumours of Johnny Russell being a signing.

5.) 21 Dec 2018 02:01:29
Everton Bhoy is one hell of a player no chance for us 🍀.

6.) 20 Dec 2018 18:27:24
Sorry didn't finish full post before hitting send. Just wondering if you heard anything on this ed?

{Ed007's Note - I'd be really surprised if Everton would let either player leave during January and with both on long-term deals I think it would be WAY out of our price range to entice them to do a deal. I'd expect Pub League teams would blow us out the water if they were to become available.}




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19 Jun 2019 20:12:25
Is there really talk of fans wanting to boycott the club? If so some fans (if you can call them that) need to get a f*****g grip of themselves.

We are making history, doing things newco will NEVER match or get close to.

We have the nucleus of a very good team most of which have been tied down on long term deals.

Yes the team needs 4 or 5 players but some fans panty wetting because they haven't been signed in the first week of the window opening is absolutely ridiculous.

Look at the new team fae Govan. So far they have signed Hastie, Jones Davis, Stewart and Ojo. Not one of them would even make the bench for us. They are literally pissing money against a wall in an attempt to catch us.

Can any Celtic fans say they would be happy if we signed any of the above? I doubt it but you still get fickle fans comparing us against them. There is no comparison. We are far superior in EVERY department.

Quality players don't come cheap or easy. I have confidence that we will make 3 or 4 quality signings with a few young prospects snapped up as well.


1.) 19 Jun 2019 20:39:36
Good post big man.

2.) 19 Jun 2019 20:32:39
Buster what Fans do you speak of? A bit more insight from your assertions would give credibility to your wee rant.

3.) 19 Jun 2019 21:41:56
Well said buster
Some posts on here have been brutal lately.

4.) 19 Jun 2019 22:17:24
Why are they planning that?

5.) 19 Jun 2019 23:27:15
Think it was just Timalloy that was encouraging boycotting of merchandise😂😂 spot on with your post buster as not one of their signings would make my kids school team😂.



12 Jun 2019 22:29:27
Ed002 - I seen you stated last month that Ferland Mendy would more than likely move from Lyon to Real Madrid, which he now has.

Do you have any idea how high up Kieran Tierney is on Lyons wish list and what players they might target ahead of him?

Sorry if this should be posted on the European page but I am more interested from a Celtic point of view.


{Ed002's Note - There has been a discussion with his agent but I suspect he will move to England.}

1.) 13 Jun 2019 08:13:08
Cheers ed.

Obviously from a Celtic point of view I hope he stays for a few years but can't blame him for looking elsewhere.

I wouldn't be surprised if Callum McGregor and a few others heads will start to turn as well.



06 Jun 2019 21:50:34
Fellow posters.

In your opinion is David Turnbull good enough for Celtic?


1.) 06 Jun 2019 22:34:35
I think he is an exciting prospect, that we should go for.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 23:10:10
No one is good enough for Celtic, that's why Scott Allan never got enough games, that's why they pussyfooted about giving Hibs what they wanted for John McGinn, (well, you know, he won't be able to get in our midfield) , that's why Rogic can walk back into the team, when he isn't (for whatever reason) , performing, Scott Brown is injured, suspended or whatever it was, he is out of the side, the team plays it's best football of the season, but when Scott is available again, he walks right back into the team, this has to change, pick the players that make the best team, that play the best football, not this loyalty rubbish, Lustig is not good enough anymore, neither is Brown, coming of the bench, maybe, that's all.

3.) 07 Jun 2019 07:26:41
Scott Allen didn't play because he is rotten.
We sent a better player to Hibs on loan then let him leave for pennies in Liam Henderson.

4.) 07 Jun 2019 07:45:43
I actually think ypu make a good point in there Aindoh about Brown. Dropping Brown is the big question. In the past we'd looked really short without him but this season when he was out we looked much better. Much more dynamic and the ball was getting moved forward a lot more. As long as we're 'hanging on' to playing Scott Brown in the middle I don't see a place for Turnbull with McGregor. As much as I would have liked to see him play more, and possibly even replace Brown, if we off-loaded Kouassi and Bitton, bringing Turnbull in would be a good little trim in the middle. I really can't see Brown leaving this summer but I wouldn't oppose it. Brown, McGregor, Ntcham (or relacement) , Christie, Turnbull would be good for me.

5.) 07 Jun 2019 11:24:45
I’m a massive Brown fan but there’s no doubting Celtic played their best football when McGregor and Christie played in the middle. High energy and moving the ball at pace.

6.) 07 Jun 2019 11:29:53
Nonsense Scott Brown is our captain and is needed to help deliver the 10.

Yes sign the lad from Motherwell but let it be known he will have to challenge for his place. Broony mcgregor and Christie will be there stating their cases already.

The bat is right Allen was guff.

JimTim I agree we played some nice football last season during the spell broony was injured but for me you still need his leadership experience and drive to deliver further success.

7.) 07 Jun 2019 11:49:30
Keep in mind he didn't stroll back into the team at the expense of McGregor, Christie or Rogic who all played very well in his absence.

If I remember correctly all 3 of the above were out injured at the same time and for a number of games we played with Brown, Biton and Henderson.

Browns performance improved (took him a few games after coming back to get back up to speed) and then for the remainder of the season was in the team as Rogic, Christie, McGregor and Ntcham were never all fit at the same time.

Cannot remember a season so injury hit in my 30 years supporting the hoops.

8.) 07 Jun 2019 13:22:52
Enrico, I'd certainly keep him around. Like you say his leadership and character are important. He's not totally done either - there will be certain games where a player like him is important. But players don't last forever and any manager worth their salt is ruthless. It may be time to start phasing him out.



31 May 2019 19:57:08
Would you take a punt on Okazaki from Leicester on a free transfer?
33 years old now but I've always been impressed when I've watched him in the premier league.
Even if wages were high ie 30k per week or above that would be offset a lot by revenue from Japan/ Asia.


1.) 31 May 2019 20:32:50
No I would rather bring in a young hungry guy who wants to improve and not a guy that wants one last payday before he retires.
He will end up at the pensioners club across the city.

2.) 31 May 2019 21:10:17
I think Lenny is looking for a target man type player as a striking option. A physical type that will dominate centre halves.

3.) 31 May 2019 23:02:06
Georgios Samaras type player I'm guessing you're talking about Ice Man as he could do no wrong back in the Neil Lennon days.

4.) 31 May 2019 23:22:39
I think Lenny had asked Scott Brown to ask him at the end of the cup final, but to do it in a subtle way.

5.) 01 Jun 2019 06:09:32
When it comes to a target man samaras could not lace big bad johns boots
I liked sammy but he was another player who gave you a good game in every five performances.
John Hartson had power, commitment and consistency 100 plus goals when we had Sutton and henrick at the club

Remember when we took Bellamy on loan? Bellamy would sprint into the box and big john would just passing the half way line!



27 May 2019 16:07:01
So most Sevco fans are delighted we have Lennon as new manager but here is the question; what fills them with optimism for next season?

A few reasons why I think we will win the league next year.

1. Our squad is superior in every department.
2. Lennon is a better and more experienced manager than Gerrard.
3. They are more likely than not to lose their 2 best players Kent and Morelos.
4. Their signings so far are Jones, Davis, Hastie and Stewart - this hardly strikes fear into you does it?
5. Their squad is overloaded and ageing, they will probably need to sell before they buy
6. We have money in the bank and can spend if we want to. They will be risking admin to try and match us.
7. We are continuing to bring through youth players.

I do agree with Lennon. I think it is the end of the cycle for a few. I'd imagine Gordon, De Vries, Gamboa, Izzy, Bitton, Hendry, Eboue, Griffiths and maybe Rogic will be on the way out. We know Boyata and Allan have already signed contracts elsewhere.

If we invest prudently we should be fine domestically. Maybe not as confident of another treble but you wouldn't rule it out.


1.) 27 May 2019 16:38:21
Well done Buster, I totally agree with you mate.

2.) 27 May 2019 20:04:45
Buster 88 agree with most of what you said, I will reserve my judgement of Lennon until we see what goes on in the new season. We all know the board took the easy option to appoint Lennon and he got us through a difficult period. Surely it was the time again to appoint another manager with fresh ideas. Ed has mentioned Philip Cocu who would have been a better choice and he did a great job at PSV and had them playing good flowing football. let's hope we get rid of a lot of the deadwood at the club and let's invest in 4 or 5 quality players that can go straight into the first team. No more project plsyers we have enough young emerging talent to compliment the first team.

3.) 27 May 2019 20:15:08
Problem with your post is Buster.

Once all the players leave that are at the end of there contracts or on loan, it leaves us with a very poor squad in most departments especially if and when injuries kick in.

I'm not saying Gerrard is a better manager but Lennon isn't as good as a lot of people think and we know we have money and you named a few players that you think might be leaving but if anyone thinks we will spend it now that Lennon has taken over then they need there head examined.

Going by reports about Lennon already giving players time off and fallen out with the Sports Science staff, by christmas all our players will be overweight, unfit and will be running on empty by the 60 minute.




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19 May 2019 21:28:03
The guy who posted the pic has admitted it's a photo from 2 years ago.




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14 Apr 2019 13:46:49
Wheres Burke?




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16 Jan 2019 19:22:32
Ntcham is quality. He is taking a bit of time to get up to full speed following injury and the emergence of Christie. I'm shocked at the attitude of fellow fans towards him leaving. For his age he has done very well for us and carried the midfield at times. There is not another player like him in Scotland, fact. I would say he will leave for a record transfer in Scottish football in a few years if we get him fit, playing regularly and doing it in Europe. I wonder how many fans calling for a swap with Mbemba have ever seen Mbemba play?




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06 Jan 2019 00:24:10
Bigp, I'm not one for technicalities with that stuff. Let me rephrase as another administration / liquidation for the club of 'the peepo'




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05 Jan 2019 23:45:29
Do you honestly think Rangers will beat us to the league title all because they have signed Jermaine Defoe (37 this year) and Steven Davis (35) . Sure it will be closer but we haven't hit top gear yet and we are still top of the table with a game in hand, league cup in the bag, treble treble still on, European football after Christmas, a good young squad (which will be added to) , one of the best coaches in Europe and money in the bank . Compare that to what's going on across the city and its night and day. They are throwing everything at trying to halt 10 in a row. Look at some of the players they are stockpiling on decent wages, guys like Davis, Pena, Herrera, Dorrans, Murphy, McGregor, Defoe, Flanagan, Arfield, Goldson, Katic, Worral . These guys won't be on peanuts and I wouldn't be surprised if their wage bill is higher than ours by the end of the season. They must be seriously flirting with admin#2 if they don't bring in success ( My guess is CL qualification next season is essential) and most of these guys are too far the wrong side of 30 and will need replaced in a year or 2. Too many people jumping on the MSM craving for Rangers to do well and us to be in turmoil. Would you trade places with them in the race for the league and dominance in Scotland. My guess is no. Yes now is not the time to take risks hence why I said earlier I think it would be wise if we brought in an experienced striker instead of having 3 guys under the age of 22 as our strike force. If that's on loan until the end of the season then so be it. Too many fans getting caught up in us always getting top dollar for every player we sell. Leave the money side to the board and enjoy the success whilst it's here.





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19 Jun 2019 12:52:30
Well said malkybhoy.




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15 Jun 2019 14:33:30
From what I gather Rogic, Cal Mac, Forrest, Tierney are all on around £20k per wee deals. They have all earned them whilst wearing the hoops.

Why on earth are fans slating Lawell here for not giving a 19 year old from Motherwell almost the same deal as key members of our 1st team squad?




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15 Jun 2019 14:26:03
He is taking the piss is what he is doing.

I don't think he is worth a £3M fee the half a million each year in wages. I'd rather see young Henderson get more game time.




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14 Jun 2019 13:09:45
United Ireland you have really missed the point I am making here.

As I've said it is irritating to see fans wetting themselves over us spending 8M on a player that they openly admit they have never seen play or heard of him.

Obviously the scouting team have seen him and and think there is potential, but not every signing works out and if we did pay 8M it would be a gamble. That's all I am saying.

He could be the next VVD or the next Rafael Sheidt.




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13 Jun 2019 21:05:00
"Crying out for spending cash".

8 on the bounce and treble treble. Highest wage bill probably in our history and it seems the only thing that will please some fans is to throw open the cheque book. Does the team need investment? Yes it does but just because a player is valued at £8M by his club it doesn't make him a player. Aberdeen put a similar price tag on McKenna that is my point. It seems people wanted him signed because he's expensive rather than what he can contribute on the pitch.

Kevbhoy I wasn't having a go at your post mate, more irked with the amount of fans I've heard today say they have never heard of the boy or seen him play but want us to sign him (I know you didn't say that and only commented on his physique) .

What's so negative about the post. Unless you've seen the boy essentially it's an £8M gamble. That fee could be paper talk pish and in reality it could be much lower bringing it in line with the Van Dijk transfer so aye maybe he is worth a punt.

philtim I agree it would be unlikely we could get Benkovic on a permanent deal but what I'm saying is Leicester paid about £13M for him, we already paid them a loan fee so add another £8M on that or a bit more and your not that far away from recouping what they paid. (Again that's if we are spending about that on a centre half) . If and it's a very big if we did get a permanent deal we would probably double the investment on him if he stayed injury free and had a few good seasons in Europe.