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28 May 2019 12:00:46
I think most people agree that there will be more outs than ins this summer.

Trying to be positive. I'd be keen to know if anyone has an ideas on who the club should be signing this summer?

Benkovic coming back on loan is the only one I've heard which I thought was realistic. I'd be hoping we could try and tie him up permanently if the wages were fair.

1.) 28 May 2019 19:56:42
As far as I know Rakeem Harper from West Brom could be on his way to help secure the 10 as well as fikayo Tomori Benkovic and big McKenna from Aberdeen.

With Shved you Arzani and big Bayo returning not to mention Super Leigh Griff we will be taking another treble
Next year.

I am sure we can add one or 2 big names over the summer as well.

2.) 28 May 2019 21:59:34
McKenna heaven forbid. oldkilly.

3.) 28 May 2019 22:09:30
Anyone but McKenna please.

4.) 29 May 2019 00:17:26
McKenna is woeful and never worth the 5 million quoted in a million years.

5.) 29 May 2019 00:46:38
I'd be almost minded to say keep compper. almost.

6.) 29 May 2019 07:16:57
McKenna is a cart horse. Would rather big McManus pulled his boots back on.

7.) 29 May 2019 12:42:20
Naw! Just naw!

8.) 29 May 2019 14:16:43
Tomori will not be arriving, we haven't really seen Arzani kick a ball, nor Bayo for that matter.
We should be getting deals done within the next few weeks then crack on for the next campaign.
Every transfer window we have nothing much to report, only hear say pish written in the record, Tierney to Arsenal crock of rubbish.
I'd like to know where we do send scouts, there's so many decent players in the continent that we could be snatching up from not so lucrative leagues, and getting them in on the cheap with sell on clauses for both parties to benefit from, then when we sell again to the over funded leagues, add our sell on clauses and benefit a great deal more.
People like Mckenna are awful to what is available out there, we just need the board to back the correct recruitment and quickly.

9.) 29 May 2019 23:36:07
Why would you like to know where we send our scouts?
There is absolutely no point in sending scouts to scout on players who have absolutely no interest in joining Celtic .
The club are made aware of players who may have an interest in signing for us and then our scouts follow up to see how good he is.

10.) 30 May 2019 13:50:15
Eh wut so we only send scouts to watch players who we know beforehand that they want to come to Celtic pretty sure that's not how scouting works.




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11 Jul 2019 09:52:54
Most people have an idea what positions they'd like to see strengthened and which are more crucial than others, but I wondered if many had thought about getting a new goalkeeper in?

Bain seemed to struggle at times when under pressure on Tuesday night and we seen a few lapses in concentration towards the end of last season.

Given Gordon's problems and Hazard not yet at the stage of staking a claim - do we think getting in another keeper as good as it better than Scott Bain should be looked at?

Am I panty-wetting? Thinking Fraser Forster might fancy a return, but there might be better, in-form options available.

What do you reckon?

1.) 11 Jul 2019 10:45:13
Bain has done nothing wrong that I can recall, but I never really viewed him as a celtic #1. A really first-rate, Boruc-like keeper would really improve how we fare in European competition.

2.) 11 Jul 2019 10:49:09
I do think we could do with another keeper but Bain has played well. Don't want to see Gordon in goals again. Still less crucial than a RB which I'm certain will be signed in the next couple of weeks. To go into the next CL qualifing round without one is unthinkable.

3.) 11 Jul 2019 12:43:21
I thought Gordon would have been away by now if I'm honest. Was hoping that would be the case and we would bring in a new number 1 with Bain as back up but don't see that happening. Bain hasn't done to much wrong but he doesn't fill me with confidence and some of the goals he has conceded have been poor but then again Gordon was the exact same.

4.) 11 Jul 2019 22:16:49
Spurs have just let the big Dutch keeper Vorm leave I know we have been linked in the past with this fella.



23 Jun 2017 13:52:13
New fixtures announced today. I know there's the obvious ones to look at but my eyes were drawn to 13th December. Celtic v Hamilton on the Wednesday night.

Accies will probably bring about 100 fans, the game will be a drab 2-0 win as our players start to tire after a busy schedule hanging on for the derby and a week in the sun.

Surely now is the time to get right behind shaking this league up. Playing the same teams 3 or 4 times each season
(especially when I know a hot bovril is the only thing saving me from frostbite) is a needless turn-off.

The League Cup has expanded, the top 4 have European fixtures and a winter break has been introduced. An 18-team top flight with a 34 game season would make things a bit more interesting.

If I knew we were only playing Hamilton the once at CP a season then there's much less chance the miserable climate would put me off.

I wonder if most folk agree?

{Ed007's Note - What's with the picking on Accies? Gggrrrrrrrrr......

1.) 23 Jun 2017 14:06:35
Maybes unfair of me there Ed007 but it's rarely a classic. Apart from the 8-1 game I don't think we've had decent match since they came back up.

{Ed007's Note - I know what you mean but they've made things a bit difficult for us at NDP although a lot of that is down to the pitch imo.}

2.) 23 Jun 2017 14:36:50
2 leagues would be my shout 20 and 22, 3 up and down.

3.) 23 Jun 2017 15:19:16
Partick thistle came on a wet Monday night just before Xmas and at least tried to play football Hearts at homes a great way to kick off the league defence! How's our Ed have you been enjoying the close season or is all the rumours doing your box in?

{Ed007's Note - It's not that bad this window.... yet.}

4.) 23 Jun 2017 16:24:54
Celtic and Rangers not visiting clubs twice a season - what sort of impact would that have on the finances of certain clubs? Genuine question, and I'm glad I'm not the guy responsible for shaking the league up. In saying that, his plan is just to hope Rangers get better. The first port of call for me, would to have a 'summer league'.

5.) 23 Jun 2017 16:34:57
That's good Ed how many times this summer has someone's paperboys dugs vet seen Robbie Keane at Celtic park? Jim how does a summer league work when there's the Euros world cups and champ leagues.

{Ed007's Note - Robbie Keane and Shay Given at the burger van outside Celtic Park!}

6.) 23 Jun 2017 17:28:40
We'll worry about Ross County's and Kilmarnock's World Cup players if we ever get to that stage. As for the CL, there's ways to work it, didn't do Malmo or Molde any harm. It's more about the league not Celtic. But of course, a better league, higher attendances and more lucrative TV deals would help Celtic too 😉.

7.) 23 Jun 2017 18:01:01
The Irish League is now played through the summer and look how well Dundalk did last season. Read an interesting article on it recently it said already a better quality of football being played and crowds are up.

8.) 23 Jun 2017 20:06:47
I definitely think expanding the leagues but rather than the spl reverting to summer football the lower leagues do so this while introducing colt teams, think in doing so more crowds at smaller clubs and then come the spl season crowds might increase as you'd maybe get fans of Albion rovers going to Hamilton Motherwell etc.

9.) 23 Jun 2017 20:56:49
16 team top league would be best imo.

10.) 23 Jun 2017 20:59:07
Hearts having kyle lafferty in there squad will be a laugh next season, seriously though he will probably find some form then accidentally in purpose miss games against rangers.




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23 Aug 2019 12:36:55
£3m is probably a season-changing amount of money for Kilmarnock but for us it's not even 10% of the season book money.

I'd pay it - agree that it does seem steep considering what else is happening in the Scottish market but if we wake up on 3rd September and Celtic have only Boli to play left back for the sake of a few hundred grand I will not be happy. Cash + player (s) would be best deal for Celtic like Bob and others said.



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23 Aug 2019 12:33:04
It's a strange time at the minute. I don't think anyone really knows what's going on.

The Forster deal was one that made sense and spread across the internet and all of a sudden was sealed within a day.

I don't know how many times I've read this summer Celtic were keen on someone or had made enquiries and nothing ever came from the club.

Gumny is exactly the level of player that should be being targeted so I hope that the conjecture we see has something to it. After Turnbull - I won't believe a thing from now on though until the disco lights reveal them standing in the centre circle.



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19 Jul 2019 15:41:18
To say that Simpson shouldn't sign due to his past isn't hypocritical just because we've previously had staff on the books who have had violent and/ or criminal pasts.

I do not think any man who lifts his hands to a woman should be hired into a job where a his new employers will be held accountable for his actions.

I have read only a couple of articles which quote his charges, but if he is in a position in the future where he is violent at work and under Celtic's employment, while Celtic knew he had offended previously, the club would be in a position where they'd hold some liability for his actions.

There's no sign that he's completely rehabilitated and doing work for domestic abuse charities to try and make amends, so I don't think he's deserving of another club taking the same risk Leicester did.

I'll be appalled if Celtic do sign him, especially in the current environment.



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11 Jul 2019 09:44:47
Agree Quinn 100%, right back was the priority area and there really should have been a deal done before Lustig and Gamboa left.

It's not a new problem.

Signing up O'Donnell from Kilmarnock looking more likely by the day as paper talk targets keep joining other clubs. Given the relatively small outlay maybe he should be signed and when a first team starter is available from abroad (probably someone we've not heard of) then there's cover/ competition.

I'm liking the French connections at the moment - maybe there's a wee diamond in Ligue 1 that will complement big Jullien well.



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25 Jun 2019 21:14:27
I'm guessing if it is something with his knee Celtic's insurers wouldn't cover him for any surgery as it's already happened. Also - if he is to be out for 6 months, loaning back to Motherwell and letting him play the second half of the season for them to get up to speed makes sense.

If something more sinister, the boy's health should be top priority.




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15 Jun 2019 00:54:31
Not seen anything on other than he is apparently after £20k a week which he can sing for.

The situation has been handled horribly regardless of the cause. The player can't sign now and the club have showed their hand. Wouldn't be surprised if he joined The Rangers as a 'get it up ye'.



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25 May 2019 21:33:01
He has gone a bit longer but you can see today fel the side to side stuff that Lennon doesn't have the team playing fully like he wants.

A good preseason and I expect everyone to be focused and a coherent plan in how to break the other 11 teams down. League is all that matters the next two years. He knows the SPFL inside out.



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24 May 2019 22:48:57
Open top bus parade but will not be near the stadium. Plenty info online about the route. Past Gorbals into Candleriggs about half 6.

Give them a wave and jump round to Connolly's for a swally.



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21 May 2019 14:39:20
I think someone of the calibre of AVB or Rafa could be tempted by the lure of having a chance to get big European clubs' attention again by taking us on a run in Europa or get some results in Champs League like Strachan or Lennon did before the game went totally mad financially.

The safety of us having a low interest in domestic cups next year and the budget we fans feel the board should invest to secure the 10 might be a good carrot.

One of these guys would be guaranteed a couple of medals plus a choice for their next big job. I might be too optimistic but it's an attractive job for managers who can't get an EPL top 6 gig.



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17 May 2019 08:05:11
I presume this is another leak?

It's making me nervous the number of changes. I'd like a comprehensive win on Sunday with Edouard on the scoresheet. A 4 or 5-mothing win would knock the stuffing out of Hearts before the final.

Realistically Dembele, Henderson and Burke have no chance of playing at Hampden. Half an hour tops for any of them would be sufficient.