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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Taylor and Calmac should be withdrawn from the squad immediately before they are infected as well .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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28 May 2021 16:28:12
We are an absolute disgrace.


1.) 28 May 2021 16:42:29
How are we an absolute disgrace? reports say we gave Howe the time he wanted, Told him he could have the backroom team he wanted except Hughes being appointed DOF.
He then supposedly told the club he didn't want the job as he couldn't get his backroom team.
How is that the clubs fault?

2.) 28 May 2021 17:22:48
Surely he would've sounded out the job to his potential backroom team. Why now do they decide they won't relocate to Glasgow.

3.) 28 May 2021 18:12:27
Watching the footage of Sevco a fortnight ago in Glasgow might have had something to do with it.
Would you want to bring your family here.

4.) 28 May 2021 19:04:48
No way is this due to staffing issues - it’s typical Celtic - making a mess of things.

The club is a shambles and has been for a while.

The fans need to stop taking it up the backside from this club and I hope all those that renewed cancel.

Jack Ross, Steve Clarke, Roy Keane and some tellytubby managing in Japan are names being mentioned - you’d be better not having a manager than this lot.



21 May 2021 10:57:52
Wonder what sort of money we have to spend on top of what we bring in for this summers rebuild.

Have seen us linked with a few players in the 5-6m range and I honestly can't see us spending that sort of cash on players unless it is to replace someone going out the door for more.

I also worry that the club may wait to see whether we qualify for the champions league before forking out any bigger fees.

That being said i've been trying to think of any potential free contracts or lower fee players who we must surely be interested in.

We match wages with most bottom end premier league sides so would surely appeal to players down there, howe would also be a big pull for them.


1.) 21 May 2021 11:30:14
I reckon we will bring in 60m or so.
Frimpong 8m
Hammed 2m
Klimala 3.5
Eddy 15-20 Ayer same.
Christie 8m
Poss Barkas 3m Ajeti 3m ntcham 4m. Boli 3m. Bayo 2m.
And a few others leaving. Massive drop in wages too.
They will have plenty of money to spend mibi 50 / 60 m
I would be more than happy with 2 or 3 youngsters added to squad. Otto Oconnor connell etc.
2 or 3 spfl players like Ferguson, nisbet doig etc along with Hendry coming back.
Then u go look for real quality esp in forward areas. that's where we should spend most of our money.
Oh and no loan players please Dom.
Thro in Gauld aswell as he is on a free.

2.) 21 May 2021 11:43:58
I'd sign the scottish players now or as soon as we can even without manager in place.

3.) 21 May 2021 11:45:35
Henry won't be back thankfully.

4.) 21 May 2021 12:29:54
I hope your wrong DC. He's come on along way.

5.) 21 May 2021 12:55:48
I don’t think that Hendry was given enough of a chance with us but think that he has profited from his loan spell. I also think he is worth a look before a final decision is made on his future, if he wants to be here.

6.) 21 May 2021 13:05:10
Must remember WAGES are the big issue. Play for Celtic and get paid $15k pw or play in England and get paid $100k pw. Celtic cannot compete with the top leagues.

7.) 21 May 2021 13:17:23
Too many players are reaching the last year of their contracts, which will result in their valuation to drop dramatically.
Celtic will do well to get £20 million for Edouard.
We could possible get £7 million for Ajer but the rest will go for peanuts.
Celtic will do well to get £3 million for Christie and another £3 million for Ntcham.
But it all adds up for the rebuild.

8.) 21 May 2021 13:32:37
Personally I'd focus on spending the money on the spine of the team, specifically; GK/ x2 CB/ CM/ Striker.

I'd be looking to bring a few Scottish lads in like Ferguson, Campbell, Hibs bhoys etc

Paddy Roberts to challenge JF and two or three from outside the UK.

There are some very good players available on a free that would command bigger wages but would be automatic first team picks not projects.

9.) 21 May 2021 14:09:53
Bolli, £1M, £10k wages
Brown, Free, £20k wages. ✅
Edouard, £20M £20k wages.
Ajer, £10M, £10k wages.
Frimpong £10M, £5k wages. ✅
Elmahmed, £1M, £10k wages✅
Rogic, £2M, £15k wages.
Christie, £4M, £10k wages.
Nitcham, £4M, £10k wages.
Bitton, £1M, £10k wages.
Bayo, 2M, £5k wages
Shved, £2M, £5k wages.
Duffy, £20k wages. ✅
Hendry, £2M, £5k wages.
Laxalt, £10k wages✅
JJ Kenny, £10k wages✅
Klimala, £3M, £5k wages✅
TOTAL £60M in fees, (£14M✅) , £180k pw wages (£80✅)

10.) 21 May 2021 14:32:05
Did someone above just suggest Celtic will spend 50 or 60m this summer? 😂😂😂.

11.) 21 May 2021 14:46:07
Don’t forget Griffiths, app he’s on 20k a week .

12.) 21 May 2021 15:06:34
On original post, if we wait to see if we make CL before spending, we won’t make the CL. Lawell tried that rubbish and cost us a potential £200 million at a loose estimate, over the last decade.

13.) 21 May 2021 15:25:34
Agreed Chasabhoy but to be honest I don't think it's realistic to be thinking about the CL when we need the thick end of a dozen new player's as well as a new Head Coach coming in.

14.) 21 May 2021 16:08:35
Yea me roy. If we bring in 60 why can't we spend 50?

15.) 21 May 2021 16:18:51
Agree pedro. We will do well to qualify for EL next season. League has to be priority anyway with CL group stages uo for grabs. Whoever wins it will be able to splash the cash next Summer.

16.) 21 May 2021 16:39:57
Spot on mate.

17.) 21 May 2021 16:52:03
Celtic have a 2 in 11 chance of Qualifying through the League Path.
Celtic will enter in round 2 and we will be seeded.
If we qualify for round 3,we will also be seeded due to Spartak Moscow finishing 2nd in the Russian League.
And then if Celtic qualify for the playoffs, we will probably be non-seeded.

18.) 21 May 2021 19:00:13
I reckon we will get in £60m+ too. I've got a feeling we will push the boat out and the budget will be somewhere between £30-35m. Hopefully we get a DoF and new scouts in place ASAP and the budget is spent wisely and not blown on duds who contribute nothing to the first team.

19.) 22 May 2021 07:22:21
I’d imagine £40-50m will be raised tops
Remember not everyone will get market value, some will be loaned to buys, some we will need to pay a portion of their wages to get them moved on, some will refuse to go and will leave on a Bosman next year.
We won’t give new manager all of it to reinvest either if he gets £30m I’d be happy tbh.
Could spend £10m buying the likes of Doig, Nisbett, Ferguson and McCart. Then 2-3 box office signings and we will have much better hungry young squad.



02 Apr 2021 09:07:30
With it looking more like we are going to appoint Eddie Howe what's everyones thoughts?

Personally think he is one of the best realistic options out there. The one thing i hesitate on is whether he will be able to make a quick immediate impact on the team in the same way other might have, however everyone knows we need a huge rebuild of first team squad and backroom staff and i think this kind of appointment is ideal in this situations. let's hope we get this right as it is one of the most important signings for us for a long time.


{Ed007's Note - By "immediate impact", DK do you mean now or in the summer? Even if Howe is announced I don't expect him to take over until the the end of the season. I just can't see him coming in right away and Kennedy was told when Lennon left that the job was his until the end of the season.}

1.) 02 Apr 2021 09:38:46
Here is something to consider. When Deila came in he liked his team to press but was unable to do this effectively as the players were not fit enough.

For the first 6 months we could only press for about 60 minutes before the players tired. Eventually the team got fit enough to keep this up for 90 months but took about 6 months to get to that level.

This season, our fitness levels looked like they dropped, which raises the question, how long will it take for the players to get fit enough to do the high press under Howe?

For that reason if we do appoint him, i would like him to come in immediately and start working on fitness, on tactics on philosophy and assess the squad so we know which positions he wants to target in the summer.

2.) 02 Apr 2021 09:47:32
On a personal point for me my first realistic choice was de zebri and 2nd was howe so I think this will prove to be a great appointment, the quicker he can start work behind the scenes better.

3.) 02 Apr 2021 10:03:29
100% agree LAW👍.

4.) 02 Apr 2021 10:06:41
It was only a myth that Ronnie’s teams were fit.
On only 3 occasions in 2 seasons under Ronnie, did Celtic pick up extra points in the last 14 minutes of games. (once Griffiths scored a winner in the 75th minute at Fir Park)
On 24 occasions, Celtic were either losing or drawing in those league games.
And 21 times that’s how it remained.
The 3 exceptions were:- Rogic 90th minute winner at Killie, Griffiths a 90th minute winner at home to P. Thistle and the only other time was a 89th minute winner by Van Dyke at Pittodrie.
Not once in the league did a Celtic goal in the last 1/ 4 of the matches turn a defeat into a draw.
Basically under Deila, whatever the score was going into the last 1/ 4 of the match, that’s how it remained.
In fact Celtic lost more points from winning positions in the last 1/ 4 of games, than we gained, under Ronnie.

5.) 02 Apr 2021 10:32:06
I am basing it on what i saw with my own eyes. The first half of the season our players were out of juice after about 60 minutes and we would often give away goals in the last 30 minutes without scoring.

After xmas i noticed a big difference in the team, they no longer looked dead on their feet after 60 minutes and the press was far more effective and could be sustained for longer. We were also playing some great football in the last half of the season.

6.) 02 Apr 2021 10:54:58
buzz i couldn't agree more and was close to posting a similar post.

7.) 02 Apr 2021 10:58:44
You make a valid point.
Celtic dropped loads of points up until the New Year in his first season.
But in the second half of the season, Celtic only lost the lead on a couple of occasions and always looked in control.
My theory was based on the last 1/ 4 of games when Celtic were struggling.
Which happened up until the New Year and his 2nd season was a mixed bag.

8.) 02 Apr 2021 11:26:25
As you say it was a mixed bag in the second season and I should have stated that my point was only in reference to the first season.

By the way my post was not intended to reopen a discussion on Ronny Deila. I only used him as an example as I see similarities between his style and Howe's style and they both took over after Lennon, where the team's fitness seemed to drop.



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.




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26 May 2021 15:32:36
Grant away to the pars.




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24 May 2021 10:30:57
How long left on his deal? Hopefully we can atleast recoup what we spent on him still.




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04 May 2021 16:02:34
Not a chance Kennedy will get it.

Still not confident or negative around whether Howe will get it, not really seen him linked with many other clubs lately and i don't think reports saying a deal is almost done would be there if their isn't some truth.




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13 Apr 2021 16:35:12
No we wont.




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30 Mar 2021 13:35:59
I think it all depends on money. Decent player but wouldn't want to pay anymore than £3m for him.


{Ed007's Note - I wouldn't pay that for him - in fact I wouldn't pay anything for him.}




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28 May 2021 16:58:37
I was never overly sold on howe, however i fear for who this board digs up and for what reasons he has turned us down.

The whole situation is a shambles.




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26 May 2021 15:29:05
Id be shocked if he was to be here come first match of the season.

I think the big man will end up at someone like newcastle or a bottom end premier league club.

I think maybe he feels his move should be to a bigger club however in the market these days these lower prem clubs can offer us and him better money than the likes of a milan.




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25 May 2021 15:30:54
Some suggesting he may go for the pars job.




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24 May 2021 10:28:29
Looks a player, i think wages would be a stumbling block in any move for King.




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05 May 2021 19:46:03
What a roaster.