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04 Jun 2019 17:49:00
I very rarely get a rumour living down south, so don't shoot the messenger.
A guy at my work is Newcastle supporter who unprompted told me we are in for their keeper Carl Darlow.
I assume as a back up to Bain. My pal rated him anyway.

Island celt

1.) 04 Jun 2019 18:44:29
I countered by telling him the rumour in the Scottish media was that Newcastle we’re going to buy Alfredo morelas for somewhere in the region of £10 - £20 million (not that i believe these made up figures)
To which he replied “who’s he? ”
Enough said.

2.) 04 Jun 2019 19:38:35
Heard this about a month or 2 back. This is only if gordan leaves.

3.) 04 Jun 2019 20:39:39
Can’t be true, he’s not on the list that’s been released 😉😂.

4.) 04 Jun 2019 22:14:55
Sturridge or Jagielka, sorry spelling, one injury prone and one too slow, seeing by documents we will be taking offers for Eddy, should have taken Boyata money.



03 Feb 2019 14:34:30
Every window we have the same discussions around transfer targets, budgets, feed etc. It highlights the difficulties in bringing in quality and when we do they are invariably sold on in a year or two.

For me the core strength of Celtic is the Scotsman in the team. KT, Calum Mac, broony, Forrest, Christie, griff etc.

With broony on a final two year deal I say build the team around calmac in broonys role. Make KT captain after brown and invest more and more in youth development

Look abroad if it suits us / business model etc. But the longevity comes more from the homegrown. There's obviously exceptions (larsson! ) but in today's market I say develop our own.

Island celt

1.) 04 Feb 2019 09:39:44
We have Dembele and Okoflex doing well and likely to make the breakthrough soon as well as Henderson. Hopefully Aitchison can kick on a bit now too.

2.) 04 Feb 2019 10:51:05
Kier mcinroy cdm isn't that far away either. dembele imo still needs more time aitcheson a bit ahead of okoflex and in a br team as attackers their height and build will go against them like to see aitcheson on loan to an all club to see if he can cut it at that level.

3.) 04 Feb 2019 13:08:33
It's becoming a strength of this team that its core is home grown. I definitely think that will be added to in the future too. It would be impossible to have 11 Scots starting but I'd say having at least half the squad come from the development team would be extremely successful.
There would surely be the finance then to spend more on the players we do buy.

4.) 04 Feb 2019 19:51:25
I seen a photo today of okoflex and dembele training next to ntcham, I don't remember ntcham being the biggest but he made those 2 look tiny. Both need to bulk up, having said that it's encouraging to see them around the squad.

5.) 04 Feb 2019 21:59:01
Seen that an hour after posting they was training with the squad. Got some exciting prospects in the making with Johnston looking like he'll progress in to a cracking player too.

6.) 04 Feb 2019 22:49:15
Celtic especially under Brendan Rodgers have already began building from their academy and youth . Many of our signing are teenagers or players just out of their teens.



12 Jan 2019 08:05:03
Anybody heard anything regarding boyata leaving?
Has he rejected an offer from Celtic?
If so is he being sold?
If not what's everyone's thoughts on him staying for another contract?

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1.) 12 Jan 2019 08:37:11
Think it's time to move on. The debacle in the summer proves his heart isn't in it anymore. The improved performances were for his future career elsewhere. Off you pop big fella.

2.) 12 Jan 2019 09:01:57
His agent last week said they'll not even talk to Celtic because he's going it was all over the press.

3.) 12 Jan 2019 09:30:12
I think most of if not all Celtic fans are looking to get. CB in I would like to see experience in there but with VRs comments I can’t see that happening but fingers crossed am wrong. Someone mentioned big commanding CB to be announced this week coming I hope so.

4.) 12 Jan 2019 13:11:34
I respect any player that wants to move on, but the way he conducted himself was highly unprofessional. Would be surprised if we don't sign another CB this month and Boyata was away.

5.) 12 Jan 2019 14:53:57
Rodgers proved himself to be a weak manager in this situation.

Boyata should have never played again. He refused to pull on the jersey pretending to be injured.

We lost to AEK and lost 40 mil.

He's not even a good player.

The amount of our fans who sat and clapped a player who has no respect for our club was an absolute embarrassment.

6.) 12 Jan 2019 17:18:58
Agree Tesla! Boyata shouldn’t have been near a Celtic top ever again after his actions in the summer! Brendan let it go and then dembele through the toys out the pram! And like you said, he’s absolute Barry white! Frightening that he’s what Brendan classes as our best defender! I’d quite happily never see the clown play for us again! Him and his agent can take f**k tae there selfs!

7.) 13 Jan 2019 11:18:43
He definitely not signing new contract, that’s we he’s waited to be allowed to leave on a Bosman. As soon as he signs pre contract with new team the club should try and negotiate £1m fee to release him now, gets him off wage bill and out the club and the wages and £1m fee can go towards his replacement.

8.) 13 Jan 2019 13:11:50
We lost more. £40m just to qualify. £14m TV pot and circa £11m CL home ticket package. I hate transfer windows. This one will join the rest if we don’t get a couple of battle hardened defenders. Get Boyata tf as he doesn’t want to be here, Benkovic leaves in the summer too and the thought of CL qualification with what we have left is a real concern.

There are players out there, although selfish clubs wanting money for them is really annoying. A RB and at least one CB who can actually play are a must.



05 Nov 2018 20:56:04
My pal at work said he'd heard a rumour that Man Utd (his team) would be bidding for a Leicester defender and that would force Leicester to trigger the return of benkovic.
Anybody heard similar?

Be a shame, the lad looks top drawer.

Seen a report boyata is injured albeit on Faceb££k, true?

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1.) 05 Nov 2018 21:25:33
Going to have to bring in 2 quality defenders in Jan if this happens as I see us selling Boyata in Jan.

2.) 05 Nov 2018 22:10:01
They were trying to sign McGiure late in the transfer window but he’s on a long term deal there so their bid was rejected.

3.) 06 Nov 2018 10:45:22
I may be wrong Ice Man but I think Leicester actually signed him up to a bumper new deal AFTER the window closed. If so this would make it even more unlikely he would be sold in January.

4.) 06 Nov 2018 15:29:36
McGuire singed his 5yr deal in the summer of 2017. So will come down to if Leicester want to cash in. Would be good if he stayed.

Benkovic staying/ going Should not be a consideration in January window. We need 2 quality CH in this window. We need to be ready for European qualifiers. RB and another Striker in January would be a good window. A striker in the mould of Dembele would be nice.

5.) 06 Nov 2018 18:11:53
Not so Tompo88, a new and extended contract just means they'd get more for him if they did sell. HH.

6.) 06 Nov 2018 18:09:17
I agree with you Happy in what we need but sadly I can't see us getting any more than 1 new player 2 at the most.

7.) 06 Nov 2018 21:53:44
Yeah I get that BTC but was thinking it makes it less likely cause as you say it adds and extra 20 mill plus to the price. Still by no means rules it out. I'd be gutted if we lose Benkovic in January he really has steadied the ship.

8.) 07 Nov 2018 02:23:46
Going on 1st impressions, the bhoy benkovic is a cracking player. I would be astonished if we could come up with any kind of deal to extend his stay with us. However, we had our chance to go in a bit high before LCFC nipped in. Now we would more than likely have to offer them more than double of what our original bid was.

My point being, if we discover good players, we should stop messing about worrying about budgets.

I know it's just business from the board, but it affects us year on year during qualifiers.

You need to accumulate to speculate, not the other way round.

Although I'm absolutely delighted at how the team have performed over the last 4/ 5 weeks, a performance to be proud of in Europe seems to evade us.

The board can't sit on their a@$e this next window. We must recruit a player/ players of a higher standard.

It's the only way we can make inroads on Europe.

9.) 10 Nov 2018 07:58:18
How was Thursday's win in europe for u faddy? Were u proud? U should always be proud of the team.

10.) 10 Nov 2018 22:50:33
Celtic don’t budget to be in the CL every year, they budget to remain strong both on and off the field. We’ve already seen what reckless spending achieves across the other end of the city and I wouldn’t want us to go down that route.



12 Jun 2018 16:36:05
Is it true that the deadline for us to complete the permanent signing of big Ed the 16th
Or was that just made up paper speculation?

Any news on the potential permanent signing?

Fingers crossed 🤞.

Island celt

1.) 12 Jun 2018 17:33:04
Talks with PSG were supposedly set to resume this week IC. I could be wrong, but I'd imagine the meaty bit was negotiated when we loaned him - so perhaps it's just things like the installments, clauses etc that we'll have to iron out?

2.) 12 Jun 2018 19:41:28
Fingers crossed Jim
Some player
After years worth of frustration post the Henrik, Sutton, Hartson era where we struggled for top class strikers, no disrespect to big Sammi or hooper, we land wee griff who came good the the moose and Now big Ed.
If only we pushed the boat out and signed el gruffalo fo £40 million.

3.) 14 Jun 2018 01:14:36
If they are together next year. Amigos mk2?




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31 May 2019 22:58:16
Completely hypothetical but would you rather have:

Paddy roberts
Timothy weah?

Me - roberts.

Island celt

1.) 01 Jun 2019 09:04:12
It is totally hypothetical indeed as Roberts has signed a season long deal with Norwich but if the option was there then Roberts all day long. HH.

2.) 01 Jun 2019 07:28:14
Roberts is away to norwich city for the season mate.



3.) 01 Jun 2019 07:36:26
Robert's definitely 🍀.

4.) 01 Jun 2019 08:39:56
None of the above for me, would much rather young Mikey be given the chance to progress and now we have Shved hopefully we wouldn't need either of them anyway!

5.) 01 Jun 2019 10:24:22
Mikey Johnstone looks as if he could do with a feed lol to easily bullied off the ball especially against the sons of Satan, definitely talented though.

6.) 01 Jun 2019 10:27:19
The Roberts ship has sailed and he's continued to go downhill since his first season with us. Too injury prone too.

7.) 01 Jun 2019 10:37:03
I know he’s at Norwich it was hypothetical just interested in the comparison as I’ve not seen weah in the flesh.

8.) 02 Jun 2019 21:57:36
Roberts impressed more while here. Haven't seen much of him at Girona but he's barely contributed while he was fit.



31 May 2019 18:45:41
Anybody know a definitive list of players who have now left the club?

Every season we seem to say 'get rid of the dead wood' but end up with more.

Island celt

1.) 31 May 2019 23:08:23
Every club has dead wood but the key is to improve the playing staff so the level that counts as dead wood is as high as possible.

2.) 01 Jun 2019 06:10:34
Not every signing will work out
I’m interested in who has definitely left so far.



29 May 2019 20:14:08
Now that the season has ended I want to say congratulations to the team, what they have achieved in terms of silverware has been magnificent.

The season started with unrest and continued right through (and beyond! ) to the end. It's not been the prettiest product but the bhoys are winners and deserve praise for getting the job done on all fronts. Trophies and titles should never be considered as a 'given' and no team in history has a divine right to success. Enjoy the moment of what's been achieved - unequaled in world football.

Sadly we've lost some our genuine legends along the way, their memories and achievements will live on in our history for ever.

Hail Hail.

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11 May 2019 11:59:09
I hope the strongest team is fielded tomorrow and we put them to the sword.

Island celt

1.) 11 May 2019 12:37:39
I can't see us fielding a weakened team.

2.) 11 May 2019 12:46:55
I am the same IS
I know a lot of people don't feel this game is of the same importance but not me.

If there is a team out of ibrox playing in blue and calling themselve rangers i want to turn them over.
It might not be the same rangers to people but it's the same fans who follow them and I want them greeting their eyes out by end of the day.

3.) 11 May 2019 13:28:11
There’s been talk at my of a weakened team, meaningless game etc but I can’t help but think that the deluded genuinely believe they are a force to be reckoned with and will win the league next season.
We have been poor in performance but not in results this year and I can’t help but think we should be turning on the style and setting down a marker.
I expect Lennon to start Rogic and he is due is a performance. Maybe controversial but I would start Hayes on the left if KT is fit to start.
If Rogic doesn’t start I’d have calmac in the no.10 with ntcham in the centre with broony.
Ajer to score, you heard it here first.

4.) 11 May 2019 14:11:31
They will be out to maim us and wind us up etc. with help of crowd who cry for foul for anything at all and officials who afford them much, regardless of result in the hope it weakens us for cup final and to blow the treble. This is there last chance to have any impact on this scenario. Snarling and snapping I'm going for sevco 1 Champions 3. Ibrox empty hopefully by 83rd minute.

5.) 11 May 2019 14:16:02
If I though our second string was good enough to win the game I would play them all but I don't think they are there yet.
Stein done it to them at one point and the bragging rights must have been amazing.

6.) 11 May 2019 14:44:12
I agree island they play with 4 midfielders and last time although severely weakened we were overrun in midfield is play ntcham broony and Callum as well with Forrest on right and I think lenny will go with hayes for his work rate.

7.) 11 May 2019 18:17:56
Celtic will win as long as Ntcham is out the team, it is too slow with him and Broony in the midfield together. Also Ntcham can't be trusted when it comes to a battle.



10 May 2019 19:06:41
Thinking today about 'who has applied' for the manager's job, a question a lot of people are asking.
However do you reckon Celtic have a target who may be in a job already and they will have to make a formal approach?

Island celt

1.) 10 May 2019 20:37:30
With all the names that's been mentioned, I could possibly be on the list 😂😂😂 HH BHOYS AND GHIRLS.

2.) 11 May 2019 10:16:25
I have a hunch moyes could be in with a shout, he seems to have appeared at games again recently .

3.) 11 May 2019 11:50:11
Only if your second in command is Ann White. 😂😂😂.




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20 Jun 2019 23:07:49
It’s on the bbc website.

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19 Jun 2019 21:39:54
All the best to the big man
Big shoes to fill.

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12 Jun 2019 19:38:39
It’s on bbc sport website.

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04 Jun 2019 18:44:29
I countered by telling him the rumour in the Scottish media was that Newcastle we’re going to buy Alfredo morelas for somewhere in the region of £10 - £20 million (not that i believe these made up figures)
To which he replied “who’s he? ”
Enough said.

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14 May 2019 19:38:25
Classic jaw bhoy!

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19 Jun 2019 21:41:56
Well said buster
Some posts on here have been brutal lately.

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18 Jun 2019 22:45:29
Fair one bob
Change the record Timalloy your patters getting brutal and before you say 'tonge in cheek comment' you've been banging this drum for an age.
Matched motherwells valuation and made a 19 year a life changing offer what more was pistol Pete meant to do? Tell him broony will personally wash his kit and polish his boots after every training session?
Maybe the kid doesn't want to come? Big deal he's not the first and he won't be the last player we miss out on.
Move on.

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13 Jun 2019 11:24:19
IF he wants to go, he goes with best wishes. I want him to stay but I hope we get top dollar.
If he does I hope he has a few years becoming the best in the world then returns to us on a free transfer when he is in his prime to be our club captain!

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12 Jun 2019 20:34:32
Magicpole were you not slagging off pistol pete earlier.?

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12 Jun 2019 20:33:26
As long as his hamstrings aren’t as tight as stephen Pearson’s.

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