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Team: Celtic

Where from: Swindon

Favourite player: Jimmy johnston

Best team moment: 1967 european cup

Interests: Golf, football, family,

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12 Nov 2017 07:17:01
Ok Bhoys here goes, I am told from an impeccable source that its agreed Murty is new Rangers manager till end of season. I have had a bet on this at 11/1 and its a big one so expect odds to come down. Done deal.


1.) 12 Nov 2017 07:37:35
I've been thinking this myself, you're "impeccable source" has persuaded me to lump on JMac 🍀.

2.) 12 Nov 2017 10:09:43
It makes sense no compen needed and he'll be on low wages, plus the only realistic cup left to win is the scottish and that's not likely, oh and they're skint so the jan window will be quiet for them Apart from bruno packing his boots wage bill you see too high.

3.) 12 Nov 2017 10:47:15
@Johnnymac, Jimtim and Mally, if you look back my post of about 10 days ago or so, I went on record saying Murty would get job until end of season, simply because he is cheap and already on their wage bill. Johnny hope the bookies pay you out hh.

4.) 12 Nov 2017 10:55:01
Sorry meant to add, Johnny watch the wording of your bet, bookies are giving odds on next PERMANENT manager, Murty may be installed as INTERIM manager, so bookies will NOT PAY OUT.

5.) 12 Nov 2017 12:39:22
You did that tim. have you heard they're actively trying to get rid of bruno.

6.) 12 Nov 2017 19:06:54
@Mally, yes I read online that Mr Alves and some of his other Brazilian speaking colleagues shirts are on shoogly nails because of their wages, I also heard that a certain less than premier hotel chain were asking same questions, ie would they be guests at the hotel long term.

Also remember that Murty is a yes man, and will comply with whatever the board tell him, we all know Caixinha divided dressing room down geographical lines favouring his latinos, but Murty STILL has divided dressing room as he is favouring Brits, hence the need to ship out the pesky big earning latins.

7.) 12 Nov 2017 18:49:44
They gullables are now sure murty is a world class manager now, sure I heard the same about the bread man and mad Pedro 😂😂😂.




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19 Apr 2018 16:08:18
Just saw Brendan Rodgers saying he is very happy at Celtic and is staying around. I am one happy Bhoy today. In Brendan we trust. Hail Hail.


1.) 19 Apr 2018 17:34:53
Over in the sevco page they're willing him to leave the bhoys done good me thinks.

2.) 19 Apr 2018 22:52:53
Brendan's got a big ego so he will be here for 10 in a row to go down in the history books and continue to try break records along the way. That mob have started praying he leaves!

3.) 20 Apr 2018 07:09:00
A big ego? Are you sure. Never met him, but people who have tell me he is the most humble, nicest guy out there. What do you base this on?



23 Feb 2017 20:38:37
Cludio Raneri sacked by Leicester. Guaranteed Brendon on the short list of people they would like to talk to. Look at what he has done with us. Taken an under performing side and injected a new lease of life. Hope he stays.


1.) 23 Feb 2017 21:02:10
First of all an absolute disgrace this man has been sacked, he took a wee team made them EPL CHAMPIONS.
He rewarded those players with new big contracts and the "johnny big times" pocketed the cash and then downed tools, shame on the whole Leicester team.
But now to the fun part of this as the deluded ones down Ibrox think Ranieri is coming to manage them.

2.) 23 Feb 2017 21:09:18
Johnnymac, I doubt Brendan would be interested in the Leicester job. I think when he does leave us it will be to one of the bigger clubs either in England or in Europe.
In my view, Leicester are at their level, last season was a freak, they are a team who will generally be hovering around the relegation zone, I think Rodgers would be looking for a club towards the other end of the table.

3.) 23 Feb 2017 21:12:20
why would he join a smaller club?

4.) 23 Feb 2017 21:24:17
I think the best thing Leicester City should have done is move CR to a position upstairs and let the new manager come in, instead of sacking the guy.

5.) 23 Feb 2017 21:34:01
That's football these days. Zero loyalties. They Leicester players owed that man big time, they all now have medals they'd never have got without him. He kept them grounded when they would more than likely have got too big for their boots and blew the title. 90% of them will fade to nothing shortly, they definitely won't get their big moves now.

6.) 23 Feb 2017 22:03:23
Sure enough the deluded zombies think they're in with a shout of getting him to the crumble dome. Winning the Epl with Leicester would seem like a stroll in the park compared to trying to overhaul Celtic next season with that mob.

7.) 23 Feb 2017 22:13:48
Agree with everything said bhoys.

Hypotheticaly even if they were relegated CR deserved the chance to bring them back up.
Having said that it's the epl bunch of money grabbing back stabbing tw**s.

8.) 24 Feb 2017 00:06:57
It's a shame Leicester didn't sell Vardy and Mahrez in the summer when their value was at its highest. They could have rebuilt their squad with the money. I don't watch Leicester or the EPL enough to know if these players downed tools after signing lucrative contracts but it certainly looks like they have let CR down.

As for Rodgers, Honestly don't think he would leave Celtic for a top 6 Club in England at the moment never mind a bottom 6 one.

9.) 24 Feb 2017 00:35:58
Agreed Stan.

10.) 24 Feb 2017 09:20:55
Why would any manager with a club go to Leicester when they sack a manager who is still reigning champion in the supposed best league in the world. A team that is always favourite for relegation and winning the EPL and getting sacked, absolutely shocking, and hope they free fall many divisions, major delusions of grandeur.

11.) 24 Feb 2017 09:25:38
Sad to see Ranieri getting sacked. I can understand why but sad all the same considering what he has achieved with Leicester. H.

12.) 24 Feb 2017 09:42:48
money before morals, everything that's wrong with the world today, not just football.

13.) 24 Feb 2017 14:53:28
surely if the guy had the skill to win the league with a provincial club then surely he's got the skills to stave off relegation.



22 Sep 2016 21:51:46
Rangers v Celtic league cup
I knew we would pull them. Great stuff, don't even give them the opportunity to get to a final. Best draw we could get.


1.) 22 Sep 2016 21:58:23



04 Aug 2016 13:03:31
Kev you are spot on. We really should have scored at least 3 goals in that game and that is our problem. We do create chances, we just don't put them away. If we had scored 3, mcgregor etc would not be getting any grief. The main problem is really about scoring and has been for a long time now. Yes we have lost soft goals but we are not converting chances either. Great to be through but Need to be more clinical upfront.


1.) 04 Aug 2016 14:41:35
Johhnmac, M O'N always claimed that creating the chances was very important and it would be a lot worse if we were not creating chances . It is frustrating getting the right player the ball in a little bit of space in the right area and he not scoring, we seem to be missing the target too often which is worse.

2.) 04 Aug 2016 20:25:15
That is the main issue. In the play off round and ( if we qualify ) in the group stages CFC will come on to the field as the underdog more often than not. We won't get that many chances. On that basis we have to convert at. An ever higher rate from fewer chances to be competitive

I think LG has done a great job but I wouldn't say he was clinical to the extent that he'll put away 1 of 3 proper chances.

When you don't score " enough " it exaggerates and accentuates perceived weaknesses elsewhere IE poor midfield or lack of creativity or weak central defence.

We will concede soft goals and make mistakes. All teams do. But in the CL playground we are going to have to be more efficient with the limited chances we do get

The other thing for me is that CFC don't seem able ( at this level ) to project manage a game to a successful close when in a good position. Is that nerves? Is it lack of leadership? We can't kill games off effectively. Perhaps that links in to possession?

I recall Celtic park after 8 minutes against Malmo 2-0 up and we managed to make a hash of it. It's not been the first time. We need to learn and fast.

3.) 04 Aug 2016 22:01:09
Paradise I don't think we will be so easy to beat under BR. Ronnie only played one way and had no idea how to shut down a match. It won't happen as much now. Problem however will be lack of goals.

4.) 04 Aug 2016 22:41:22
We can all quote bad results in the past, but when that manager isn't with us any more I am not sure of the significance . One think is certain if we continue to give away cheap goals whilst not under pressure, we will struggle to shut out matches . I doubt if we play Efe again in Europe as we seem to be getting our centre backs options built up.
B R has a big decision to make on Gordon and I remember judging Goalkeepers was Jock Stein's major weakness, hopefully Brendan gets it right.



18 Feb 2016 21:48:10
I see Collins has said he expects some midfield players will leave club at end of season. We have 22 midfielders on the books. So Mulgrew will not be getting a new contract, plus Boerringer will also be released but who else do you guys think will be shunted?


1.) 18 Feb 2016 23:14:29
I always liked Commons; as he has qualities others lack, but he has hardly kicked a ball this season and seems disinterested.
His relationship with the management team also seems strained so I would add him to Mulgrew and Boerigter and loaning out another couple of fringe/ younger players would be my guess.
If it was up to me I would get shot of Forrest, but RD rates him.
It's ridiculous, we have so many midfield players, when we have only one proven striker and given the defensive and goalkeeping deficiencies we have had all season and we must properly balance and improve the squad to meet the demands of Celtic Football Club.

{Ed007's Note - I can see Johansen moving on if an acceptable bid comes in and I'd be surprised if Forrest is still here because of the money he could get down south, there's a few Championship teams been watching him. Any offer from CFC surely must be on the Club's terms regarding pay/fitness.}

2.) 18 Feb 2016 23:50:56
Forrest borigter stokes mulgrew johansen mcgregor biton commons might all be sold or let go imo.

{Ed007's Note - I don't see Bitton leaving this summer. I think he'll stay at least another season.}

3.) 19 Feb 2016 08:56:41
Ed After the poor form Johanson has shown I wonder if anyone will come in for him? I wonder if Brown will go?

{Ed007's Note - I doubt Brown will leave CFC except to maybe go back to Hibs in a few years to wind down his career before moving into coaching/management. He's had offers from elsewhere before and never shown any interest in moving on.}




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30 Aug 2018 10:27:11
Not done yet but if Lyon meet our valuation he will be off.




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26 Aug 2018 19:35:34
Tamtam has he really sacked his agent?




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25 Aug 2018 10:04:31
Weewhitey, yes it does matter how good the coaches are. Players need to be drilled and drilled and drilled again. Look at the mob across the water. Conor Goldson and Katik (spelling? ) , not world clasz defenders but that whole back line knows exactly what its there for. Our back 3 or back 4, then add on our keeper sre caught out time and time again. Its up to BR to sort it. If Kolo and/ or Kennedy are not up to it then BR should have replaced them. BR is bang in the middle of this and if SG turns him over on 2nd Sept his reputation is gone and he knows it.




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25 Aug 2018 09:55:59
Craigwylie91, you do you really believe Celtic ate going to bring in 3/ 4 new faces between now and 31st? Not a chance. 1 if we are lucky and as for that 1 being quality, well we may get a 1 or even 2 21 year old players on loan who we once again will take and develop for Man City or whomever.




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19 Aug 2018 00:39:43
Ter 161, in 2016 Celtics operational expenses were about £52million. We turned over about £53million and after gaining money in transfer market we made about £500k.
Last season our costs increased by £20million to £72million and we made a profit of £7million. This year our costs will be £75million minimum. We are out of CL so our revenue will be around £70mill. Depends on how we account for players transfers but we will lose maybe £7mill this season. Its all about running costs not just about transfers in and out. BR has increased costs out of recognition. In 2014 we were making £13mill profit, now looking at £7million losses.


{Ed007's Note - This level of 'forensic analysis' should be behind a paywall.....




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24 Sep 2018 06:56:32
Jamiebhoy. The loss was for this season, not last season. We qualified for CL so there was a profit. Having sold Dembele we will now make a profit this season instead of a loss. Why do you think he was sold?




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23 Sep 2018 19:19:54
BR will be gone before the end of the season. Good. Do you think his performances to date would have kept him in a job in the premier? No chance.




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23 Sep 2018 19:17:19
Well done Brendan95. No matter how poor we are you live Celtic? Well done. Must have missed the point.




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23 Sep 2018 19:03:58
No mattervhow you try and justify it. WE ate 6th after 6 games. Hearts first and Rangers second. Just explain to me why that is in any way acceptable?




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02 Sep 2018 19:13:42
Brendan I called it as a 1-1 draw. what's your problem. Think you called it 4-1 to Celtic.