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01 Feb 2021 10:29:40
Sky Sports saying Ben Davies having a medical at Liverpool right now.


1.) 01 Feb 2021 10:37:24
Seen that. We can't compete with them. 2 million fee apparently.

2.) 01 Feb 2021 10:47:19
The herald says 500k with add ons up to 1.1m.
They won’t be paying him 20k a week, so we could compete. He’ll get games in the epl till the end of the season then end up in the reserves.

3.) 01 Feb 2021 12:01:57
Ben Davies ticked all the boxes.
A left footed CB who can also play Left back.
Also a 25 year old hungry for success.
The Preston Chairman said he was a Rolls Royce playing at their level.

4.) 01 Feb 2021 12:09:01
He'll fill in until VVD and/ or Matip return then Liverpool will loan him to Slippy's Sevco ha ha.

5.) 01 Feb 2021 12:17:36
Would not surprise me to see him at the Sevconians next season.

6.) 01 Feb 2021 12:20:44
Shouldn't have to compete the deal should have been done.

7.) 01 Feb 2021 12:26:16
Don't expect any signings at all. Maybe a loan deal for some useless player. 2nd place is in serious danger if that disaster Duffy plays another minute for us.

8.) 01 Feb 2021 14:11:02
Listen davies had the opportunity to come to Celtic, he chose Liverpool that’s fine. No being funny but he’ll spend is this time on the bench next season once they’re usual CBs are back.

9.) 01 Feb 2021 15:24:58
How long have we been looking for a left footed CB?

I know very little about Ben Davies but if he's half as good as has been reported then he must surely be ten times better than what we're presently putting on the pitch? How much is Duffy on?

For the love of God we've thrown away more than 2M on projects, players bought and immediately shipped out on loan, or even better, player's we buy and don't play!


{Ed007's Note - This is entirely down to Davies. No matter how much Celtic offered he was always going to Liverpool after they made their move. We had agreed a pre-contract but it wasn't signed, once that was signed Celtic planned on opening talks with PNE about getting him in during this window. PNE had previously stated the player was not for sale and only the other day Alex Neil said he expected Davies to be there until the end of the season.

10.) 01 Feb 2021 15:30:53
Yup. He’ll play this year, and unless he turns out to be the next VVD, he’ll be on the bench then loaned out to a championship club. But he’ll be very rich.




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02 Feb 2021 12:30:48
The new CEO starts June1. You'd expect he'll be involved in manager discussions, so will he make himself available now or do we wait till June?
Will he want a DoF first?
Will the DoF want to be involved in manager discussions?
That's us easily into July and CL qualifiers started. Does that mean Lennon starts next season and gets the chance to take us out of the CL in the qualifiers for a third year in a row? That's 90m he's blown.
Is Lennon being given one more season?
Are we writing off next season to allow the new CEO to settle in or so we don't have to pay two managers?


{Ed007's Note - McKay starts on July 1st, Degsy.}

1.) 02 Feb 2021 14:15:51
The new CEO will already be involved in what is going on in there even if he doesn't officially start to July. There will be meetings going on all the time to get him up to speed and a smooth hand over.

2.) 02 Feb 2021 14:20:26
Far too late can he not be picking up the zoom call and be in discussions of his vision and be putting the chest pieces in place ready to strike?

3.) 02 Feb 2021 14:48:42
Are we actually looking for a DoF? or is it just we hope that Celtic will appoint one?



02 Feb 2021 12:25:40
A mate claims to have been told Lennon is on 1.8m a year and it doubles if he gets the ten. He gets it if he gets sacked before it's mathematically out of reach.
I don't believe those figures are even close to being accurate, but I've thought that situation could be the case for a while now. A large bonus if we get there, and gets it if he's sacked before anyone worse is crowned.
I know a report last week said 300k payoff, but no way he's only on that. And if they've agreed that figure why not just get rid?
Why would he agree 300k if he's got a years rolling contract?


1.) 02 Feb 2021 12:34:56
I’m sure I read that both Lennon and gerrard are on £2.5 million per year.

2.) 02 Feb 2021 12:47:52
I highly doubt Lennon OR Gerard are pulling close to 50k per week. Rodgers was on 60k apparently after his new deal and that was us pushing the boat out. Lennon will be lucky if he is getting 10k a week IMO.

3.) 02 Feb 2021 13:00:06
I'd heard different. Apparently Rodgers was on 2.5m a year and Lennon 500k. Makes sense given we went for the cheap option.

4.) 02 Feb 2021 15:52:49
Degsey you could be on too something there about why Celtic have not sacked him yet it might be possible that they are waiting on it being mathematically impossible for us to win the league to save money on bonuses I never thought of that as a reason.

5.) 02 Feb 2021 17:51:23
I’ve just uploaded a picture on the sightings page, I googled lennons salary and that’s what came up. Not sure how reliable it is but it does say £2.4 million per year.



01 Feb 2021 22:04:26
Question. New CEO starts June 1. If he wants to be involved in appointing a new manager, is he available before then or do we wait till June to look for a new manager (assuming we are even going to) ? Does he want a DoF first to help with the manager search? That's us into July. CL qualifiers have started, and were probably out.
Does that mean Lennon is going to be in charge next season? Are we writing off next season for a longer game?


{Ed007's Note - McKay takes over on the 1st of July and as far as I know and has been reported he will work alongside Lawwell between now and then to ensure a smooth transition and so he can learn what the job entails.
Celtic certainly aren't writing off next season - alarmingly not this one yet either right enough - and those that think they will might be in for a few surprises in the coming months.}

1.) 01 Feb 2021 22:37:50
I honestly think that as soon as the league is mathematically gone we will get an announcement that Lennon is going just like what happened with Ronny. I also think that we will hear of a DOF coming in so the DOF and the new Manager can start working together from day one.




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19 Apr 2021 16:04:00
Today was the day to announce a new manager. The fact we haven’t done it says we aren’t even close. Probably aren’t even looking.
Lawwell is waiting for Kennedy to go for a shower. Kennedy probably deliberately hasn’t washed in weeks so he doesn’t get ambushed.




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19 Apr 2021 13:31:58
No news on the manager front. I was clearly lied to from someone I thought didn’t get involved in this kind of nonsense.
It’s clear the board have no plan, or ideas. Kennedy will be announced as permanent manager after we’ve been knocked out in our first CL qualifier.
The board have shown utter contempt for the fans, and I’m done. I won’t be renewing unless a top drawer manager is announced and I won’t be spending anymore money on the club. The board are taking advantage of our loyalty and live for the club.




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19 Apr 2021 13:28:29
No one is in the running. This board have shut down. They don’t care anymore. Kennedy will be announced in September.




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18 Apr 2021 18:30:21
Turnbull is the only player in the squad id keep.
Eddie, Christie, laxalt, Kenny, McGregor, brown, Griffiths, shouldn’t make a matchday squad again this season. Eddie’s attitude stinks so let him rot in the stands until June.




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17 Apr 2021 16:54:36
Just had a text from a good friend who’s bestie knows a non-exec director to say Howe announced this week. Maybe Monday.
I figured if it was happening, it’s be announced roundabout tomorrow’s game.
Monday gives a good pick me up if we lose, or galvanises the feel good factor if we win.





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19 Apr 2021 16:07:30
Apparently those clubs have taken legal action to make sure they don’t get kicked out of the league. They are founder members, so probably can’t be removed, BUT, that doesn’t stop the other 14 from leaving and rejoining the football league.
As disgusting as this is, it could be good for Celtic. If they are no longer in the English league, I can see Celtic and the rangers being invited to keep up the tv revenue. Let’s be honest, the other 86 clubs are on a par with hearts or lower.
Could see a British league.
I really don’t want to see Celtic get involved in this, but you know what our board are like. They’ll join for an extra fiver.




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18 Apr 2021 19:41:06
How on earth are Kenny and Duffy professional footballers? How have they made it to the epl? Pub footballers.




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18 Apr 2021 19:39:33
Scott brown has struggled for form in an absolutely dreadful side, with utterly incompetent coaches, but he’s the only leader in the squad. That’s why I’d always have him in the side a calmac isn’t a leader.
Calmac doesn't even look as if he’s trying anymore.
He wanted out last year and it got blocked. Looks like he’s downed tools and going through the motions.




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18 Apr 2021 19:34:53
Football is Jenny’s strong suit. He’s a Sunday league player at best.




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18 Apr 2021 18:35:06
Can see a British league coming if the ‘big six’ leave. They’ll wa t Celtic and the rangers.