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31 Aug 2023 11:41:32
Palma signed, Nat philips coming in, same with Bernardo. would seem there's a possibility for another two before the window closes. if we can get another two in, which positions would you guys like to see brought in? HH ??.


{Ed007's Note - I'd like a GK and a striker but I think that's just wishful thinking lol.}

1.) 31 Aug 2023 12:05:58
A real quality left back is required . I like Taylor but most teams know he is our weaklink .

2.) 31 Aug 2023 12:31:00
A striker in the John Hartson mould and a battling midfielder like Devlin of Hertz (only better) . J.

{Ed007's Note - Like a Sydney van Hooijdonk?}

3.) 31 Aug 2023 12:55:45
Any news on Podence, Ed? The links have certainly died down but don't seem to be going away completely.

{Ed007's Note - I think we've been priced out of any move for Podence but as the clock ticks down clubs and players do lower their expectations to get moves over the line. I wouldn't hold my breath, Kev.}

4.) 31 Aug 2023 13:11:48
For a goalkeeper why don't we offer Sevco £3m for Butland
It would help us and give a financially strapped club some much needed cash lol.

5.) 31 Aug 2023 13:13:36
Think striker could be down the pecking order with oh back and maeda could be used there. lb with a bit of height and a keeper for me as benji could be away.

6.) 31 Aug 2023 14:43:37
I wouldn’t mind us signing SVHD. Seems like a good first time finisher. If he is out of favour, we could offer a loan with an option to buy. Hedge any investment.

7.) 31 Aug 2023 14:56:45
A LB is an absolute MUST!

An out and out goal machine too.

8.) 31 Aug 2023 14:15:10
I’d like a striker tall with a bit of physicality about him, and a no nonsense DM…… not had a player do the real dirty side since brown left……. and being greedy I’d have liked another keeper brought in to really push hart out his comfort zone…… does the Sydney van hooijdonk rumour have any legs ED?

{Ed007's Note - I've been trying to find out mate but I couldn't say for definite either way, sorry.}

9.) 31 Aug 2023 15:16:19
A left back and a goalkeeper.



06 Jul 2022 07:42:18
Morning ED, what's your gut feeling on the Vinicius Souza situation? Do we have a real realistic chance of getting this lad in, or are we going to have to look elsewhere? Cheers mate.


{Ed007's Note - It was always going to be a big ask to get Vinicius Souza in at Celtic but until either party walks away there's always a possibility of it happening but I wouldn't be holding my breath on it.
PSV want to buy him along with Ajax & Club Brugge, Fenerbahce are struggling to finance the deal and on top of that any move to the UK would require the complex problem of Souza's third party ownership would need to be resolved.}

1.) 06 Jul 2022 14:11:56
I think it's time to move on, I'm sure Ange has plenty of other targets of the same ability. Just look at what happened when McGree turned us down, we brought young O'Riley in who is a very good player.



16 Aug 2019 21:24:09
See a report tonight from big Sutton suggesting the LB from rosenborg is nearly done. here's hoping.




26 Jul 2019 08:58:48
Apparently West Brom have agreed a fee of £2.9 million for the boy sawyers from Brentford. I'm assuming we weren't really interested in this lad after all if we aren't prepared to match that bid.


1.) 27 Jul 2019 10:10:20
I think we go into transfers with the feelbgvthst works is working on 1980’s price lists. Baulking at £3m for a player who we hope to take us to another level is totally bollocks. It’s as if we deluberatly try to make qualification for the CL and moving so far ahead of Sevco as difficult as we can. We get in quality we have been promised it’s doomsday for them. If a player is to add that something special and is outwith our budget at £3m then it’s hard to see us getting Anyo e of class. We spent the same on Boli and he looks awful so far. It’s early I know but he just does t look worth half that and if he is to replace KT we have put another defender who looks a complete liability in a defence we all know has been needing sorted for years. Quality costs, if we have no intention of getting that in don’t tell us we are looking at it. Unless of course you say we just like looking but if they don’t accept Provy Cheques we move on. Sevco are teetering, let’s finish them. Qualifying for the CL would be a good start but we need the players now and the game bed we need won’t cone for a bag of shrapnel.

2.) 27 Jul 2019 14:29:27
We may have bulked at paying £3 m for a player who after further consideration we may have felt that we couldn’t bring this player to a new level . Or on close inspection we may have felt this player may not have fitted into our squad, little things can change manager, s decisions.



04 Jul 2019 09:41:04
Being reported Arsenal are apparently coming in at £22 million now for tierney. what part of £25 million are they not getting? Especially now if Napoli are interested, what makes arsenal think they can offer £22 million if the price is supposed to be £25 million? Surely Celtic being in control of this situation just chase arsenal once and for all, tell them the exact figure one last time and if they aren't prepared to meet that quote don't come back with anything less!


1.) 04 Jul 2019 10:34:10
They are doing what Celtic have done for years mate wanting the best price for the player they are buying .

2.) 04 Jul 2019 10:36:03
Well in case you missed the reports lately? Crystal palace have quoted 80million for zaha. Arsenal offered 40 million Seems they don't understand club valuations . I also read they bid 50 million for Harry McGuire after man utd had a 70 million bid turned down? Surely they can't be that bad?

3.) 04 Jul 2019 11:36:05
Del it’s what bussineses do I am not condonen it but it’s the way of the world everybody wants a good deal I also want top dollar for the wee man.

4.) 04 Jul 2019 12:14:41
It was reported when they made their first bid, that they only had a total transfer budget of £45 million, then they bid £50million for Saha,

5.) 04 Jul 2019 12:54:33
Wouldn't accept anything less than 30m for Tierney, people can laugh at that amount for a player from our league but celtic are entitled to demand it in todays transfer market. Tierney would handle it at any top club in any of the big leagues so when the likes of wan bissaka goes for 50m after 1 season with Crystal palace then it's only fair.
We need to keep our best players and players especially like Tierney who is one of our own only come around once in a blue moon. I understand we're a business at the end of the day and it's hard to compete with wages/ ambition etc and if a player wants to move on and develop themselves then we have to respect that but bids of 15m then this apparent 22m is a joke for a player of his potential.

6.) 04 Jul 2019 13:13:09
I agree with Greenclover 100%, we should be demanding a packet for KT.

7.) 04 Jul 2019 13:58:32
Kt has captained his country gaining 12 caps, has won 9 trophies, has champions league experience scoring and assists in the process and he has Europa league experience also.

It doesn't matter what league he plays in really at the end of the day he is undoubtedly a talented players that lots of clubs would knocking on the door for if they actually needed a player of his position. As long as we keep giving the rich clubs our players for cheap prices, they will keep coming for them at cheap prices.

It's about time the board stood up to these teams ( I don't know but maybe they are right now ) I would be setting the price at 35m for him regardless of what KT or anyone else said. You don't pay you don't get him simple as that!

Arsenal are trying to take the p**s.

8.) 04 Jul 2019 14:47:21
Lewis dunk £40million.

9.) 04 Jul 2019 16:53:48
That's what I'm saying Phliphlop and Arsenal offered 15 for a 22 year old with a wealth of experience, chase them.

10.) 04 Jul 2019 17:03:08
If you were to put a price on Andy Robertson at Liverpool, then that's what KT is worth. Not too far apart in ability, just robertson he's had the oportunity to perform at higher level.

11.) 04 Jul 2019 17:26:27
@duffandphelps true businesses go in with low bids to start negotiations but Arsenal are being very disrespectful. For a start the alleged 2nd bid of 17.5m plus 7.5m if they won EPL is a joke! They know they will never win EPL as they can't compete with Man City and Liverpool.

Personally I hope Tierney ends up at Napoli as Arsenal are at it.

12.) 04 Jul 2019 17:31:12
Take 25 plus nacho moreno? He’s 33 but still has a good engine on him, could get 2 seasons out of him easy and has plenty experience in Europe could even help the youngsters develop.

13.) 04 Jul 2019 19:19:49
Philtim I’d rather Tierney stayed and said am here for 10 in a row get it right f**kin up the lot ae yeez 😂.

14.) 04 Jul 2019 20:26:20
Hopefully Naka lol.

15.) 04 Jul 2019 21:44:20
do any of you really think that pistol pete and mr desmond can't and don't stand up to these other clubs, in our two we have very shrewed and tough businessmen.

16.) 05 Jul 2019 03:24:49
I’ve continually said on here I’d take no less than £30 million for tierney but £25 million seems to be the figure that sets the ball rolling ( too cheap in my opinion) with arsenal playing funny buggers, I’d like to see tierney stay, but if he’s to go I too hope it’s to Napoli, get it right round these EPL teams that think they’re the be all and end all.

17.) 05 Jul 2019 08:02:58
So if you were selling something say for £250 and somebody said £150 and you said no I’m looking for £250 you don’t think some people would then say what about £200 and you might say call it £225 and then sell?
If asking price is £25m and we are offered £22m there’s a decent chance a deal would be done.

18.) 05 Jul 2019 09:44:40
Arsenal are doing what Lawell has done for years. That strategy had seen us stall and go back. If Arsenal want to be contenders they really should not be looking at how we do stuff. Or did stuff. It seems that Peter tripped over the tin and somebody saw it before he could hide it again.




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03 Feb 2024 10:54:41
After what the majority of fans would say was another anti climax of yet another transfer window, I'm left sitting thinking on what goes through the minds of our board and the actual level of ambition of them. I fully understand the need to trim a vastly bloated squad, far too much kicking around contributing nothing to the cause, I fully accept this, that being said I'm left thinking that for me we've men at boardroom level that run an astute business, the club financially have likely never to have been in a better financial footing, but my question is would it kill the club to have a couple of proper football minded men in and around the board in some capacity, wether it be a DOF or otherwise? Some one or persons that have actually played the game and know a bit about having a product on the park. Big named European clubs the likes of Munich, Arsenal, Ajax etc have ex players, some legends of their clubs employed by the club. I fail to see the downside of having guys in and around the club, guys that can in some way look past just having fantastic figures in a book and look towards the product on the park. just a thought.


1.) 03 Feb 2024 11:34:08
Yeah at 1st a thot mb a Gordon Strachan type but mb now ad go for sum1 in the Paul Lambert mould, knows the club, european scene with Dortmond and not a yes man.

2.) 03 Feb 2024 11:51:49
Troy colour, Paul lambert could be an excellent shout, I'm not claiming to know the perfect candidate, all I'm suggesting is we get one or two in that are ex professionals, know the club and what it's about, can relate to the fans and ultimately help in some way in contributing to the product on the park. to me it seems like a logical step. something needs to change.



17 Dec 2023 17:45:42
Does anyone remember the football served up under ange the last 6/ 7/ 8 games of kast season? It was chronic. Now I'm not on here to have a pop at ange, I'm simply pointing out that these players who were successful under ange had dire performances in them aswell, it's just easy to forget it 6 months down the line. the most telling thing for me is Rodgers from almost day one said we need quality and experience, his words and he's used them numerous times since August, but yesterday our club captain came out and said the exact same thing. Anyone who thought our summers business is anything short of a shambles is severely deluded, and anyone that thinks that bringing in almost a colt squad of players was great business, and that's what it amounts to, a colt squad of players and that it was Rodgers doing are also deluded. I'm not saying Rodgers is perfect, but anyone looking at him first before the players and especially the board are kidding themselves on. We've witnessed really good performances from this team under Rodgers this season, granted its nowhere near consistent enough but they've shown in certain games they can perform so for me first and foremost the players need to take responsibility aswell as the manager, but IMO the main source of anger, frustration goes to the board. We bring back Rodgers and pay him an absolute fortune, and by the way, Rodgers didn't need the grief of this job, I believe he'd still enough credit in the bank to eventually get another job in the EPL, but our board brought him back on a salary the likes of mo manager in scottish football history has seen and what do we give him? A colt team worth of signings. We lose jota and it takes near on 2 months to replace him with Palma, and with the greatest respect to palma, he ain't no jota. We lose starfelt and bring in 2 CBs to the tune of £8 million, yes both get injured but now fit if reports are to be believed lagerbielke can go and Nawrocki nowhere in sight. tells me straight away they weren't Rodgers signings. KWON, TILIO, HOLM, etc etc, all nowhere near good enough for the first team, not even the bench. When we've injuries, we've no proper backup, we've a GK that's no competition so will never be dropped even though he should be, when or if the likes of CCV, Hatate, Ababa, Maeda, Kyogo, Mcgregor etc get injured who can replace these guys and be worthy of doing so? But all that being said, as long as the books show we've over £100 million sitting in the bank then all good in the boards eyes.


1.) 17 Dec 2023 19:39:10
Can remember they said they were looking at redeveloping Barrowfield with the money sitting in the bank. Also the Museum and Hotel if I can remember correctly. But, first and foremost it's a football team that takes priority - it's what gets shown on the grass helps to pay for the others.

2.) 17 Dec 2023 23:34:00
Stengo there is an argument that the club didn’t strengthen enough for Europe but surely we have the players to comprehensively beat Hearts at home .
Board shouldn’t haven’t too shoulder that responsibility.

3.) 18 Dec 2023 07:50:03
I doubt if we have the financial clout or play in a good enough league to be able to keep back up of the the quality CCV, Hatate, Maeda and M O’R happy with not play.

4.) 18 Dec 2023 10:23:54
Celtic calling, its the clubs duty to get the best possible players they can attract to the club. We've guys playing right now that 1 aren't good enough or 2 need taken out and rested, we haven't go anywhere near the quality to do so.



04 Jun 2023 09:10:58
My take on the Ange situation based on yesterday is that if officially offered the spurs job he'll be off. He didn't seem his usual upbeat self when interviewed, if you looked at desmond and lawwells faces on camera they looked dejected, and the biggest sign for me yesterday and I could be reading it completely wrong but was when jota went off, he embraced ange as if it would be the last time he saw him. I'll be absolutely gutted if ange goes, he's brought us a style of football I've not seen at the club since the Tommy burns era. Yes we've had many a successful manager in between that time but none that's produced the type of football we've watched the past two seasons. my biggest concern now is if he goes what happens next? Of course we move forward, but it's in what way? Who comes in? And instead of having a settled squad all knowing their role within it, we'll have a new manager wanting to implement his style, his system and how these players fit into that who knows. Then your hearing noises now of a possible £20/ 30 million bid from spurs for kyogo if ange indeed does go. Instead of having a strong manager, strong squad going into the champions league and a relatively settled summer with a few additions, it could become hectic on who goes, who comes in, and on top of that we've this Asia tour. I honestly hope spurs look elsewhere and ange stays ???.


1.) 04 Jun 2023 19:00:16
Garryc1977. You may well be right, although I wouldn’t draw much of a conclusion from a fleeting glance at Lawwells and Desmond’s face . If PL had one of his big broad smiles, that would also be talked about .
Facial expressions or a throwaway remark can often be interpreted in whatever way receiver wants.

{Ed007's Note - Over the last week so many Celtic fans have became experts in human behaviour and body language I expect MI6 to be that inundated with qualified applicants that Scotland could become a hotbed for FBI/CIA/Interpol recruitment!
If you look close enough I'd say one of them cut the cheese and didn't want to own up so there was that kind of stalemate we've all been in with the Mrs, do I take the derry for that and be proud or do I make out it's barking and she done it......



12 Aug 2022 10:26:04
Morning Ed, been a while since I posted. just curious about the situation with rogic. Read this morning he's back in the UK but still no sign of him sorting a club. I just assumed when he left he maybe wanted to go back closer to home, clearly that wasn't the case. I guess what I'm asking is was it rogic's decision to move or was ange happy to let him go? Still think he could've done a turn for us. So you have any idea what actually happened with rogic going? Cheers Ed.


{Ed007's Note - It was a mutual decision between Rogic (and Bitton) and the Club that he would move on. In Ange's own words:

"Both of them felt like it was the right time and we as a club agreed, It was never about one party or the other."

I think Bitton's family played a major part in his decision but reading between the lines both players were told they would get limited gametime this season as neither of them suited what Ange wanted from his team so it was agreed they would be released from their contracts.}

1.) 12 Aug 2022 15:53:50
Cheers Ed.

{Ed007's Note - ?



17 Sep 2021 15:53:22
Anyone read this nonsense fae that twat Nicholas? How he can have the balls to question anyone on why they're on BT sports talking about Celtic. seriously? I can take criticism fae big hartson, Sutton. even Walker and provan at certain times as at least they've an interest in football north of the border, but for that twat to have a pop about petrov Nicholas couldnae even remember how to get tae Celtic park. tadger.


1.) 17 Sep 2021 16:23:16
Garryc1977 what did Nicholas say.

2.) 17 Sep 2021 18:19:21
He’s basically coming out saying petrov knows nothing about this current Celtic team therefor shouldn’t have been on the tv last night talking about the game…. he forgets it was lennon and hartson who were initially meant to be on duty last night till Rangers decided they couldn’t provide adequate security to protect them at ibrox. I’d say given petrov is a regular on celtic tv match days these days, therefor knows where Celtic park is, I’d say he’s more qualified than Nicholas is to come out with such crap.

3.) 17 Sep 2021 19:51:13
Nicholas should check his facts before shouting his mouth off.
Petrov has been part of the Pass to Paradise analysis team many times at Celtic Park and he’s also done the same with Sly at Celtic games this year.




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14 Jul 2024 08:56:41
If £6 million is the fee Norwich want, and its a player Rodgers clearly wants, then stop the messing around and go pay the fee. if we get the reported £4.5 million for Oh, coupled with the fee for Haksabanovic it surely covers the cost of buying Idah. its almost like the club are only ever capable of doing single deals one at a time these days. my big concern is outwith a GK, Bernardo and idah the silence is deafening on other fronts. even signing those 3 doesn't strengthen the squad on last seasons. Rodgers has had a full season basically working with what ange left him as what was signed last summer not 1 out of around a dozen signings are deemed good enough to start week in week out, surely Rodgers and the club have had ample time to source players for this window? And whilst all deals may not be straight forward, we always seem to be that club that struggles big time to get deals done, especially when it comes to the "quality and experienced" players Rodgers has continually spoke about.




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31 Aug 2023 14:15:10
I’d like a striker tall with a bit of physicality about him, and a no nonsense DM…… not had a player do the real dirty side since brown left……. and being greedy I’d have liked another keeper brought in to really push hart out his comfort zone…… does the Sydney van hooijdonk rumour have any legs ED?


{Ed007's Note - I've been trying to find out mate but I couldn't say for definite either way, sorry.}



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27 Aug 2023 18:47:02
Do you think rodgers would see any of the money?




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20 Aug 2023 17:15:51
That may be true Cory, but my point is off the back of a treble winning season, the players you mention all settled, we’ve so far signed what 6/ 7/ 8 players? Granted we’ve lost jota and starfelt but jota left when 4/ 5 weeks ago? Not replaced. To last season would it not be better to add a bit more quality rather than quantity? Did last seasons squad really need 5/ 6/ 7 players signed with potential? For me and I’ll say it again, the window so far for me has been underwhelming and I hope with less than 2 weeks of the window to go there’s 2/ 3 bits of proper quality added, let’s be honest the money is surely there.




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20 Aug 2023 10:34:20
Probably going to be an unpopular post, but so far I’ve been underwhelmed by this window. We’ve signed plenty of “ potential “ but have they really enhanced the starting 11? With less than 2 weeks of the window left, by this point I really hoped we’d have added proper quality to the starting 11. Personally I feel we need another GK to seriously compete with hart, a solid no nonsense DM with experience especially for the European games, and a LW to replace jota…… anymore incomings now surely have to be ready first team additions.





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12 May 2024 07:01:11
Recruitment this summer buzz needs to be a 100% improvement. the last few windows have been nothing short of shambolic. for me Rodgers must get massive credit to guide this squad to the title. been a hard watch at times, but his experience especially against that mob has got us through IMO.




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25 Apr 2024 07:14:28
Buzz the biggest problem with kyogo this season for me is the severe lack of proper service to the wee man. kyogo has more than proven he bang the goals in for us, unfortunately right now we've what 5/ 6 wingers or so called wingers in our books, and the harsh reality is you couldn't make a quality one out the the 5or 6 put together. service to our strikers all season has been abysmal.




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25 Feb 2024 08:52:32
What's just as shocking is that between 3 defenders in nawrocki, Lagerbielke and bernabei we've roughly £12/ 13 million pounds worth sitting idle nearly every other week. we've still got mccarthy on the books for roughly another 2 years on a reported 25 grand a week. that has to be the best contract that lad has ever signed.




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19 Feb 2024 10:27:26
5leafclover, to suggest the criticism on us is media driven for me is absolute nonsense. Of course the media ramp these scenarios up, but give the fans some credit, we can see what's happening in front of us, I for one certainly don't need the media to tell me the results are poor, performances worse and that we've a board IMO this season have let the fans and manager down massively. of course when things aren't going great at any club the manager is the first to have his head on the chopping block, but for me our board are getting away with absolute murder.




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05 Feb 2024 08:40:23
Jungle john, how many of the signings since the board brought Rodgers back would you say are stick on Rodgers signings? The board new the scrutiny that came with bringing Rodgers back, the board like us new the style of play rodgers wants his teams to play, that being said would you not agree then that the board had to back the man they put in charge and get him players that he knows he wants and secondly fit into the style he wants to play?

Rodgers was never coming back and playing the type of football we seen under ange, that was never happening. there's some amount of folk out there still love sick over ange. The man's gone, our board employed Rodgers and for me it's very simple. like Rodgers or not, wether you wanted Rodgers back or not, he's here, they put him here so they need to back him, the fans need to back him, and we need to look beyond the usual things not going well sack the manager mentality, for menthe board have kept the fans and just as importantly our manager down big time.




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