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07 Oct 2020 15:03:57
Potentially eddie and christie out of old firm due to C.V.
Ajeti a doubt.

Not great ahead of a must not lose match.


1.) 07 Oct 2020 15:24:00
Both out. I hope we don't get anymore before the SEVCO game.

2.) 07 Oct 2020 15:25:36
Christie to isolate for 14 days from Tuesday after Armstrong tested positive with Scotland.

3.) 07 Oct 2020 15:49:01
Not saying it's the cause; but International football is the last thing that players should be asked to play with so many increased positive tests surfacing by the hour, with high-risk and heightened alerts in so many countries. European ties should also be suspened.
Domestic football was hard enough to 'police' and contain without large groups moving around in confined spaces and travelling.

4.) 07 Oct 2020 16:36:16
Christie got it through contact with Armstrong, international football should be cancelled for now, its taking players out of there club bubble and mixing it will never end well, celtic should call all there players back! Apart from duffy we need him for tomorrow 😜.

5.) 07 Oct 2020 17:36:09
Taylor and Calmac should be withdrawn from the squad immediately before they are infected as well .

6.) 07 Oct 2020 18:30:21
don't understand why a negative test doesn't give christie the all clear.

7.) 07 Oct 2020 18:46:53
Call me cynical but I wonder if the Rangers will mpanage to get there full strength first 11 available for the game next weekend and then 3 or 4 just happen to test positive just after.

8.) 07 Oct 2020 18:48:47
Liam because u can have it and it doesn’t show so u can still affect others . All this for the common flu absolute bloody joke .

9.) 07 Oct 2020 18:57:24
yeah i know that duff and phelps but I'm talking about a week or so down the line.

10.) 07 Oct 2020 19:41:48
Eddy will be at the very least on the bench.

11.) 07 Oct 2020 21:25:44
@Jonbhoy The results are provided by an independent body, not the club. Unless their tests are being verified at the local masonic I reckon it's all fairly above board.

12.) 07 Oct 2020 22:28:55
If you have problems arising in various domestic arenas, why on earth would you even think of pulling players together from said areas 😳 If FIFA were concerned about anyone but themselves, internationals should be the first thing stopped but this ****in leach of an organisation puts itself above the survival of what it actually feeds of of 🤬.

13.) 08 Oct 2020 07:34:06
Christie hasn't "got it". He's been identified as a close contact with Armstrong who is positive. Ryan is contesting this.

14.) 08 Oct 2020 08:02:51
Duff a phelps. It's not the common flu. Flu has a vaccine C.V. doesnt.

15.) 09 Oct 2020 14:17:38
If Edouard is on the bench he would need to wear a mask. If he goes on as a sub he would need to nip down to the dressing room and wash his hands for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

16.) 10 Oct 2020 17:05:47
Stengo that should be protocol every time rangers are in town the dirty knackers bacteria everywhere from that lot .

17.) 11 Oct 2020 10:17:33
Don’t understand why people are blaming international football for these players catching Corona. The virus has a 10-14 day incubation period so Bitton, and Eddy for that matter, would have had the virus prior to leaving for international duty.

The real question to me is why are the Celtic players who have been in close contact with eddy and Bitton not had to isolate? Christie and Tierney having to isolate because they were in close contact with Armstrong makes sense. Why other players who have been playing with Bitton and Eddy aren’t having to, baffles me.

18.) 11 Oct 2020 22:47:28
MGC19,I am not an expert, maybe you are, in fact I don't really know what I am talking about, please correct me if anything I now write is wrong, .
The way I understand it you get infected with this virus, it gets into your upper airways and lower airways, your eyes, into your mucous membranes, and then it goes to work on you .
The incubation period, from what I have read is five to seven days, but if you get tested a day or two after you have a load of virus into your nose, because sometimes the virus just gives you an upper respiratory tract C.V. and nothing more, will you test positive?, in any case they, the medical experts, that is, know so little about this virus, that the incubation period in some individuals might even be less than 5 or 7 days, and in that case I would blame these current international matches for international players testing positive.




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24 Feb 2021 10:11:29
So what's the list then for potential new managers, Personally the only one i can see happening and i think is most likely is Steve Clarke, however this would probably mean him not coming in until after the euro's.

I must say i don't think id be too excited about that sort of appointment though, would rather see MON back.


1.) 24 Feb 2021 10:29:39
MON had his time no going back.

2.) 24 Feb 2021 11:08:18
Now we know he's not our cup of tea but he does usually have a good contact or two but Jim White he's saying Martiez Rafa and Clarke.

3.) 24 Feb 2021 12:00:14
Would take Martinez, Benitez or Clarke but it's a no for MON, although he is my favourite manager in my time of supporting Celtic. Well its a toss up between him Burns and McNeil lol.



18 Feb 2021 09:47:05
Dont think the £7m is anything to worry for now.

However i do question whether it remains sustainable for us to rely on selling players each season to fill the void.

With the type of recruitment we have done since rodgers left we will start to run out of these high value assets.

This will cause us to have a weaker side on the park at the same time as rangers get stronger. This in turn will make it harder for us to recoup the money due to reduced season ticket sales and lack of top European football.


1.) 18 Feb 2021 10:35:31
As well as continually bringing in average replacements that will never make any profit, we don't have another real stand-outs coming through the ranks like a KT right now - although time will tell?
When Eddy, Ajer, Jullien and probably Christie leave in the summer, we may only have Cal-Mac, Turnbull and Forrest that are 'assets'.
It's imperative that the management and recruitment teams have the full financial support to get us back to REAL Celtic standards.

2.) 18 Feb 2021 10:36:44
Did the figures not say we hadover 20 Mill cash we could use and 13mill borrowing facility. just wait for sevcos figures if they ever publish them.

3.) 18 Feb 2021 10:49:57
onceabhoy. in terms of youth over the past 10 year wee have produced KT calmac forrest mikey johnstone and young welsh looks like he will be a brilliant player to so i think we are producing well within our youth. young ewan henderson is a great player also definitely worth more first team appearances but he is not getting them. we are definitely bringing through great quality. i think young welsh could be the next KT look how brilliant he has slotted in there basically calmed down a poor defence.

4.) 18 Feb 2021 11:04:19
DK recruitment is definitely an issue which is there for all to see. I don’t think Rogers was the reason it was better or worse since he left. His coaching ability is not in question but nowhere in his career did he demonstrate his ability to spot talent.

Whether our poor recruitment has been down to Hammond or Peter Lawell pulling rank over his targets as has been suggested who knows. We need to grow our own and find the best gems as we did with KT, VVD, Dembele and Eduard. If we are less capable of doing that now than we were previously we need to establish why that is the case.

Our business model should be based on the potential for players to come and play and gain exposure on the European stage and our position as a shop window to the EPL.

I don’t think your fear that basing our strategy on selling players is a risk as the money is earned before it is spent. The problem seems to be at the moment our youth development and our ability to unearth gems seem to have failed simultaneously. If we are to add to that reduced season ticket sales next season which we’ve been discussing on here it could be the catalyst for a downhill trajectory.

I’m obviously in a minority on here at least given the comments in thinking for these reasons stated that it’s not the time to vote with our feet and wallets as a protest. I think these failings at the club do need tabled however and discussed openly to encourage the fans to support the club or the converse and our decline will be attributable to the silence from and contempt shown by the board.

5.) 18 Feb 2021 11:18:08
It wasn’t a £7 million exaggerating loss.
Also how do you know we will have reduced season ticket sales?
Celtic still have International players who are big assets to our club.
We recently sold a project which will make the club another £8 million.
Also the Ibrox club have another court date next month and they will eventually need to pay Ashley out loads of money.
Celtic will still get the chance to qualify for next seasons CL group stages.
If Scotland remain ahead of Ukraine clubs in the co-officiant points table,
Celtic can win the league next season which will guarantee another £30 million on top of the money we still have in the bank.
That would take care of your European question.
Celtic also have a sizeable credit facility on standby at a time our rivals are running out of shares to dilute.
I always get that feeling when I read your posts, it comes from a Sevco point of view.

6.) 18 Feb 2021 12:01:53
I think recruitment is the problem, who ever is responsible for it needs to get his jotters, I just don't see the player in Klimala, don't think he is as good as Nesbit, who we could have got for a lot less and I think has the makings of a very good player, Duffy is no where near good enough, think we could have got better in Scotland, well we did with Henry, but he has been shipped out too hastily, is crazy when you think about it, we loan out Henry and loan in a worse player.

7.) 18 Feb 2021 12:24:09
Hendry has suddenly become baresi. Can you imagine if we bought nisbet from the championship. What would the reaction have been. He is decent and would do as a backup.

8.) 18 Feb 2021 12:28:02
UI; I don't think Mikey Johnston will ever 'cut-it' at Celtic and right at this moment many of our best young players are being poached away from right under our noses and that is a real concern.
As I said who knows, what talent may emerge in the future, but right now we are limited and worryingly, some are walking out the door.

9.) 18 Feb 2021 13:17:33
I agree wit you Buzz. Always negative. A wif of an orc for sure.

10.) 18 Feb 2021 13:21:47
onceabhoy. we play in Scotland mate its all about money. some of these youth players in the so called big league are on more than our important first team player. the big clubs in all the so called big leagues are snapping up the best youth of every team it just shows we are producing great youth players for them to be snatched. the only problem is they need be gave more time with first team for them to think about staying. mikey is a great we player injury's are his problem.

the bottom line is money runs football now. if you got the money you pick and choose who you want when you want.



19 Jan 2021 17:07:41
Realistically speaking what do we think we will get for our players who move on in the summer.?

Clearly value in the squad however i voiced my worry at the start of the season that Eddies value would drop this season even if he had a stormer as he has just 1 year to run on his contract.
Now with him firing blanks what do we think we will get for him?

Think our big assets are really Ryan Christie and Ajer.


1.) 19 Jan 2021 18:30:46
Ballpark, give or take,

Eddy - 25M - 30M
Ajer - 25M
Christie - 7M - 9M
Ntcham - 6M - 8M.

{Ed007's Note - According to Ed002 Ajer is back on AC Milan's list of possible signings during this window but they won't get that far down it.}

2.) 19 Jan 2021 18:48:01
All 3 players only have 18 months left of their current contracts.
I think currently Celtic could still get £20 million for Edouard but if they wait until the end of the season I think Celtic will be lucky to get £15 million because he will enter into the last year of his contract.
I think we could get £12 million for Ajer this month but only £8 million in the summer.
I would say £8 million for Christie just now and £5 million in the summer.

3.) 19 Jan 2021 19:04:59
No chance of getting £25m for Ajer, I’d say £15m tops .

4.) 19 Jan 2021 19:49:25
Think I was more than a little optimistic with my valuations.

5.) 19 Jan 2021 19:53:23
Pedro, at top end of your figures we would rake in £72m. That my friend will never happen, top end with current form id say; Eddy £25m, Ajer £10, Christie £7m, Ntcham £5m. Might get a bit more for Ajer but if happily sell them all as none of them are remotely interested.

6.) 19 Jan 2021 20:04:58
Buzz bombs values are more realistic than some.
I think Christie £8m
Ntcham £4-5m
Edouard £20m
Ajer £7m
Iv no idea where people get their valuation of Ajer from, he’s a versatile young International but has flaws in each of the positions he plays.
A lot depends on who is interested and what noises we here from players and their agents and how they fare at the Euros.
I don’t think any of them will sign new deals and cashing in has to be the way to play it we can’t have another Boyata situation.

7.) 19 Jan 2021 20:49:59
Edouard 18
Christie 8
Ajer 8
Ntcham 5
Bayo 2.5
Rogic 2.5
Barkas 2.5
Bolingoli 2.5
Shved 1

50m in, probably 13m to spend 😂🤣.

8.) 19 Jan 2021 21:53:08
Players value is IMO very dependant on form and achievements also as their is a belief whither true or not that some of these guys have downed tools, I suspect the prices anyone is willing to pay will be much reduced especially with short term contracts.
The issues at the club could be seen as player influenced and as such why would you spend loads of money on a trouble maker?
In short the assets won’t be sold for anything like these sums and I don’t believe a high percentage of the funds given will be available for new players
The board historically are only interested in competing with those from the south not taking the club back to be some threat in Europe.

9.) 19 Jan 2021 22:59:58
The value will be what the buyers are willing to pay, the way everyone is talking it sounds like a fire sale, I would keep everyone of those players listed if we don't get top price for them, apart from Christie, who I would move on, I like him as a player, but he seems to be trying too hard, he reminds me of the Beatles song, Hey Jude, where the lyrics hey Jude, don't be a fool, don't carry the world on your shoulders, (I might have got that all wrong) , apply to him, he is trying to save the team, trying to get the result, all by himself, he needs to calm down, maybe a new coach will do him some good, either here or somewhere else.

10.) 19 Jan 2021 23:22:43
We should be asking £50 + million for Eddy, his current form is irrelevant, what was VVD form like when he went to Liverpool, some players are as good as they ever will be, you could name half a dozen, or so in our current team, but some one like Eddy, for him the sky is the limit.

11.) 20 Jan 2021 03:37:42
If we are selling these players to the pub league we should gamble on them tearing it up down there and get a large sell-on % clause.

12.) 20 Jan 2021 10:16:13
Big D you probably make a good point. I don't think we will get anywhere near some of the valuations here as with players in the last year of contract you are restricted. Especially since they aren't on form.
We can't afford to not sell this summer and allow them to move for free.
Therefore if we are going to be selling sort of on the cheap for how much some of us value them then its vital we have sell on %'s in the deal.

13.) 20 Jan 2021 16:43:56
Nobody has mentioned McGregor, i think we might lose him this year.



06 Nov 2020 10:53:19
lennon 'I don't know where that performance came from'

Thats the worrying things for me, as i think anyone with eyes could see this result coming. We have been shocking at home in europe and are on the worst run of form we have had for about 20 years, if he couldn't see this performance coming and do something about it then he's not the right man for the job.


1.) 06 Nov 2020 10:58:52
tbh mate i think everyone went into this match confident of a win and thought we had turned a corner after the last 2 performances. i was confident going into last night match and am shocked at how bad we were.

2.) 06 Nov 2020 11:10:06
Woke up and I was hoping it was a nightmare🥺We still have the best squad in the league but somethings not right behind the scenes. Is it fitness? training methods? I've never called for any Celtic manager to be sacked and always back the team through the good times and bad times but my patience is nearing the end Hope and faith keep me going🙏.

3.) 06 Nov 2020 11:45:53
It’s bad preparation and poor tactics from the manager and his coaching staff.
I mentioned last week that Bain had only saved one penalty in 21 before his save last week.
What I didn’t mention was he said he FORGOT which way he was supposed to go after doing his homework on their penalty takers.
The whole set up is amateurish.

4.) 06 Nov 2020 12:09:20
Pud I disagree that we have the best squad Sevcos GK and at least 3/ 4 of their defence is better than ours.
I think Cal Mac is better than any of their midfielders but after that Davis, Aribo, Arfield and Kamara are all better than Brown.
Think we are better up top but at the moment I hate to admit their squad probably has more depth although our starting 11 is prob better.

5.) 06 Nov 2020 13:05:42
Ajer and Julien. Our midfielders are better. Barisic and No means no would do for me.

6.) 06 Nov 2020 14:30:20
have to agree with GGGG. how long are we going to sit back saying how poor they are. I think they are probably stronger than us the whole way across the defence and in goals.

They have more stronger depth in the attacking areas than us.

And on this seasons form their attacking players look way better than us, even a off form Morelos is out shining our attackers.



30 Oct 2020 13:54:50
Lennon suggesting that Scott Bain may be our Number 1?

Is this an acceptance then of us wasting money in the summer on a £5m goalie as a panic since we couldn't lure forster back?


1.) 30 Oct 2020 14:01:36
Why is it wasting money. Up to before he got injuried he was first choice keeper. Plus Lennon has said Bain attitude has changed and he has become more a better keeper as a result. Most people were calling for a new keeper to come in after foster turn us down.

2.) 30 Oct 2020 14:07:53
We didn't spend that sort of money for a second choice goal keeper and also try and sign forster for no reason. Bain clearly wasnt seen as good enough at start of season so what has changed now.

3.) 30 Oct 2020 14:43:17
dk. maybe battling for the jersey as he feels he can win it as last season he had no chance.

4.) 30 Oct 2020 14:31:26
Maybe he just needs time to settle lads.

5.) 30 Oct 2020 14:35:53
Bain, hand-on-heart is really nothing but a back-up and if he is now our first choice, that is yet another worry to add to the list.
It took three attempts to replace KT with a similar standard and I think we will have to look at the 'keeper situation again in the January Window if £5m Barkas has already lost his place?
Also, to state the blatantly obvious - now that we are finding a bit of form going forward, the injury to Ajer has come at the worst possible time, as we really should 'rest' Duffy as he is costing us goals every game. However, we can't leave him out on Sunday's Semi-Final unless fitness issues over Bitton and El Hamed are resolved.

6.) 30 Oct 2020 14:44:14
I don't think Barkas cost 5m.

7.) 30 Oct 2020 15:15:32
I think you're right Royjac. Sure Athens wanted £5m but the final fee was something like £2.7m with add ons.

8.) 30 Oct 2020 15:52:11
The fee is immaterial he's here but big marshal for nothing was the move and we missed the boat and cost us money for nothing. saying that the boy needs time to settle up till now av not fancied him and would have bain.

9.) 30 Oct 2020 18:04:38
I always thought Bain was better than he was ever given credit for. If I were him I'd be well pished off but I guess that's the difference between a professional player and a passionate fan. HH.

10.) 30 Oct 2020 18:49:09
Lennon has said that Bain attitude has changed big time. This might not push barkas and then we can have 2 decent keepers.

11.) 30 Oct 2020 20:21:25
Before last night Bain had only saved one penalty from the previous 21 penalties he had faced.

12.) 30 Oct 2020 20:58:44
He should have done better for the first goal but saying that he had a good few saves. Give Barkas time to settle into the team. The usual boo boys want rid of players that make a few mistakes.

13.) 30 Oct 2020 23:11:34
Think Barkas will settle in and prove himself to be one of the best goalies we have ever had, Bain is ok, but he was very lucky against Lille, if that flaffed attempt when the ball bounced of his chest after he had left his goal, could have resulted in a goal, and he would have been slaughtered on these pages, but he got lucky.




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05 Mar 2021 15:02:52
That would probs be the most logical option for the fans but don't think the board will see it that way. Also think the player will force a move, wherever that may be.

Lets just hope we can pick up someone else of his caliber with the fee. 8-10m can get us quality if we recruit well.




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05 Mar 2021 12:39:57
Aindoh, He's 100% worth that. But its unrealistic to expect teams to pay that with him in last year of contract, added to the fact teams don't have the same money to spend as a result of C.V. I think we will see a very different summer window to the norm.

I do struggle to believe the 40% sell on rumors' also.




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19 Feb 2021 16:35:02
Realistically we will need to bring in someone who can be a mainstay in the team. Julien will have to work to get his place back.




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19 Feb 2021 15:20:44
I always rated Cipre when he was motherwell however my understanding is he hasn't played a lot this season?




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19 Feb 2021 15:20:00
Massive player for us to get back. However sad its now probably came to late.

This spell without forrest has highlighted how important he has been for us in recent seasons even further.





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05 Mar 2021 11:53:11
Have heard similar in the past but i can't see us agreeing to 40% sell on. Would be madness.




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04 Mar 2021 14:07:47
Would be a good signing, wonder what sort of Fee everton would want. I suspect it will be more than we are willing to pay.




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04 Mar 2021 14:07:04
Will totally depend on who goes out the door. We have excepted there will be a bit of a clear out so would expect us to spend to replace them.
However Buzz is right when he says what we think spending 25m is, is different to the board so i wouldn't expect us to spend more than we take in, unless we qualify for the champions league.

Lets hope we can get recruitment right this time.




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01 Mar 2021 14:30:06

Personally think we will do what we can to Keep Ajer, however he might want a move.




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01 Mar 2021 09:51:46
Not a terrible player but also not a player i would want to pay anything over £3m for.