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21 Aug 2019 22:08:05
Any truth that Big Forster will sign tomorrow and will be paraded at the game tomorrow night.


1.) 21 Aug 2019 22:22:11
Hope not.

2.) 22 Aug 2019 06:23:06
Please No.

3.) 22 Aug 2019 07:18:52
Why would u hope not he’s far better than either the current two and we are an injury to Gordon away from a youngster playing.

4.) 22 Aug 2019 07:45:28
Better than what we have in there right now.

5.) 22 Aug 2019 10:50:37
Why's he number 3 now then? Because of his good form? Joke off a signing, as bad as bringing Emilio back, people remembering what they had done and not what their doing or done recently .

6.) 22 Aug 2019 11:42:04
Just because he's not playing at the minute does it mean he's in poor form it could simply be that the manager doesn't rate him as highly as another keeper at the club we've all seen it before at Celtic players not getting a game because the manager prefers someone else.



15 Apr 2019 19:51:26
Is there any truth in us being interested in Graham Potter of Swansea?


{Ed007's Note - I think it's more a case of he's interested in us but according to some he is friendly with people involved at Celtic.}

1.) 15 Apr 2019 20:24:43
Cheers ED.
I wasn't sure if it was just more SMSM paper talk.

{Ed007's Note - Potter's actually one of the better names that's been linked imo. He's a modern thinking manager/coach and I'd take him over the likes of a Moyes or Keane type. Read up on him, he's an interesting character, this is just from his Wiki page:

Potter has been recognised for his "progressive" and "unconventional" coaching methods. At Ostersund, he encouraged his players and staff to engage in community activities, such as performing in theatre and music productions designed to take them out of their comfort zone.

Potter describes his teams as "tactically flexible, attacking, [and] possession-based. At Ostersund, he deployed a flexible 3–5–2 formation centred on ball possession. Former Celtic and Barcelona player Henrik Larsson commented on Potter's pattern of play, stating he "played all different kinds of systems, starting off a match one way, and then halfway through they started playing a different system, and then they ended up with a third system. And all the players knew exactly what they were doing."

As a young coach, Potter studied the training methods of Roberto Martínez at Swansea and became inspired by his possession-based approach, along with the "holistic" training principles he observed during his travels to Spain.
Potter also cites the philosophy of Pep Guardiola and Raymond Verheijen’s periodisation model among his influences.

Marcelo Bielsa had this to say about him:

"He's English, he's a modern coach, he has new ideas, he brings new ideas. [Swansea is] a team that takes care of how they move the ball... in their style, the goalkeeper and defenders build from the back. And for me it’s the feature that you could underline from Swansea [under Potter]"

2.) 15 Apr 2019 20:33:50
What do you think of potter ed? You think he would be good for Celtic or we too big for him?

{Ed007's Note - I think we would need a proper DOF type to work alongside Potter so that Pedro isn't running the footballing side again.}

3.) 15 Apr 2019 21:14:05
If we decided to go down the dof route, who would you like to see in that role for us?

{Ed007's Note - Honestly I don't know. It's such a specialised job and the guys that do it are usually go unnoticed to the rank and file supporters like us. What about ex-Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo who left Monaco a couple of months ago? It's never going to happen and would cost a fortune but how many of you guys have even heard of him - no offence btw I only know about these guys from doing the sites and talking to Ed001 and Ed002 etc.}

4.) 15 Apr 2019 21:29:09
Ed I've heard a few time this season we want to go down the route of a DOF.
Did they not say Kennedy has been looked at for the role?

{Ed007's Note - A newspaper - I can't remember which one - ran the story not long after Rodgers left about Kennedy being promoted but I don't know how much truth there was in it.}

5.) 15 Apr 2019 22:48:57
I remember him doing well with Ostersund, took the team from League 4 to the top division in consecutive season then got through the Europa League group and gave Arsenal a real fright in the last 32.
If Lawwell is looking for a guy to come in and maybe work on a smaller budget, he may be the guy although I don't know if they would pay the compensation that Swansea might ask for.

6.) 16 Apr 2019 09:10:58
I certainly think we need to look at a DoF. Particularly if we're going to go with Lennon as has been said PL will run the footballing side of things and he doesn't have a footballing brain. As Ed points out a lot are unknown to most of us and the more reputable figues, we'd have no chance. After a bit of digging what about Jordi Cruyff? Currently with Maccabi Tel Aviv, so shouldn't be out of reach. He helped transform Larnaca to be the first Cypriot side to qualify for the Europa. And then they did it again the following season. Now in Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv are the big boys again after a long period of not being. They've also enjoyed a credible go in Europe too. He seems to like teams playing attractive, more importantly winning football. He has attracted good managers and players and he must have a decent contacts list. Just a suggestion.

7.) 16 Apr 2019 11:20:54
Scrap that he's managing in China 😅 Feck it let's just give John Park a ring.

8.) 16 Apr 2019 15:44:50
Didn't Swansea give man City a real fright recently I didn't see the game but I heard a quote that Swansea played more like City than city did or something like that he sounds like the type of manager I would like someone who has the tactical knowledge to change things quickly when needed.
reflecting back to Valencia games you could see fairly early on in the first game we needed to change something but it took Rodgers till the second game to do it.

9.) 16 Apr 2019 16:20:30
He did well at Ostersunds, but rising to the celtic job would be meteoric by any standards. So he beat arsenal. One to watch for sure tho.

10.) 16 Apr 2019 19:19:41
If he comes I hope he brings Daniel James with him.

11.) 22 Apr 2019 15:14:37
With Potter at the helm Swansea are currently sitting 12th in the Championship 28 points adrift of leaders Norwich, as one of the teams relegated with the payoff that’s not exactly a roaring endorsement for him getting the Celtic job in my estimations .

12.) 22 Apr 2019 23:22:10
Anyone think Harry Redknapp could be a good shout for DOF if we was going down that route?



28 Jan 2019 19:19:20
Just read a report claiming the new American boy Gutman has walked out on us and hasn't been seen in over a week.
Is this true or is it more paper pish?


1.) 28 Jan 2019 20:03:57
What paper jonbhoy? Can't see such a story anywhere?

2.) 28 Jan 2019 21:56:20
He is supposed to be back in America and considering other options, Celtic supposed to be not interested in him any more.

{Ed007's Note - It would appear that we withdrew the offer from the gossip I'm hearing...... Seems a bit bizarre to me....}

3.) 28 Jan 2019 22:05:06
Yeah that’s a strange wan maybe he was just on trial and didn’t see him as a player anything on Perez boy Ed?

{Ed007's Note - I've no idea. There's really no need to get excited about players that will go into development projects, Rich.}

4.) 28 Jan 2019 22:30:25
Nae bother cheers Ed BRs interview the day wasn’t convinced with his answer to any more signings possibly coming in but we will c hope we get in a defender in.

5.) 28 Jan 2019 22:35:23
A said the same when these boys were over from America, they're development players that would've got a bit of coverage in the celtic view but now the way social media is, their names are all over the place I don't expect to see them for a long time and I certainly don't count them as signings.

6.) 28 Jan 2019 23:29:51
Seen quite a few saying him and Shved have been told to stay away until deadline day.

Probably a way for lawwell to make it look like we were still working on transfers.

Imo the two Americans are pointless anyway. Probably just disappear.

7.) 28 Jan 2019 23:25:49
Got it from here, like I said it might be pish but I hadn't heard the club announcing the deal yet so I wasn't sure what was happening:


8.) 29 Jan 2019 11:10:57
Too many development players that have dissapeared over the years.

9.) 29 Jan 2019 12:58:12
He'll end up at Sevco and they'll be gloating thinking it's a coup.



18 Jan 2019 20:04:12
So now the BR has stated YAYA isn't a target and Man U said you McTomley isn't going anywhere are we going to bring in a DM or just a right back.
I can't see us signing a CD since Boyata and Compper don't seem to be going anywhere and Bitton is fit again.


1.) 18 Jan 2019 22:21:41
Omar Ellabadelliou, full back, in on Monday, sorry about spelling of surname.

2.) 18 Jan 2019 22:29:27
Tamtam where u hearing this?

3.) 18 Jan 2019 23:22:33
Not a chance he wants to stay where he is I heard.

4.) 19 Jan 2019 09:26:13
Whell there’s a pic of him at a Greek airport Friday night and there ament to have a game today so fingers crossed.

5.) 19 Jan 2019 10:03:41
I think he is flying out to his clubs game false alarm as per.

6.) 19 Jan 2019 10:48:26
He’s no coming we have enough RBs maybe no the right wan but they are no getting any more Ralston should be given his chance Gamboa is no cutting it and Lustig is still recovering from the World Cup it his age it’s taking it out him. There has to be big clear out Commper now if I didn’t do my job I would be sacked for being rubbish at it so there are two reasons for being removed. CHs you could play them all along the back 4 and still have one or two to n the bench Boyata should’ve been given marching orders he didn’t play when we needed him he could’ve left got money and then reinvest but no he is going for nothing where is the business sense in that PL is renound for his business sense where was he that day off buying some rubbish with his Boness money? There was a post before the window by someone who said that there would be signings but no major work done but if BR got what he wants then u will see them go. Well let’s see and judge at the end of the season HH.

7.) 21 Jan 2019 14:11:17
Well today is Monday. Is it another Monday you were thinking about? I hope you’re right, but we both know that’s not going to happen.



07 Jan 2019 11:55:59
Does anyone know if young Arzani is still with the club.
I wasn't sure if Man City recalled him after the injury and the deal was cancelled.


1.) 07 Jan 2019 17:17:51
As far as I know he's back at city for treatment but will return when he's fit.

2.) 07 Jan 2019 17:56:20
Cheers Steph.

3.) 07 Jan 2019 22:05:02
Arzani will be a while yet, was it not a full knee recon?

4.) 08 Jan 2019 07:26:41
A think he's out till may. Can see his loan being extended, is there an option to buy do u know.




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26 Aug 2020 21:42:04
Totally pathetic, again this shows how bad Lennon's tactical knowledge and team choices are.
We will now sell Eddie, Ajer, Ntcham and possibly Christie or McGregor.
How can he not play with a striker and then only bring 2 subs on out of a possible 5 players when everyone was shouting that we have a great squad and we would sweep teams away by being able to use 5 subs.
Don't expect anymore players coming in now.
The only players that got pass markers for me was Moi and Ntcham.


1.) 26 Aug 2020 21:45:55
4 of those guys played tonight and weren't good enough. Agree on Lenny but we think our players are better than they are.

2.) 26 Aug 2020 21:50:53
Fife you are spot on
Simply put, we are not very good

Weak in the air
Weak in the tackle
Slow and turgid (predictable)

We still might get 10iar done but it'll be hard work and with NL we are at a disadvantage IMVHO.

3.) 26 Aug 2020 21:52:59
Taylor A guy fans don't rate / like put in more work and dangerous crosses than ellynoosi now that's a guy who's totally overrated. he sums up the saying flatter to decieve.

4.) 26 Aug 2020 22:11:54
4-2-3-1. stale and predictable. All the supporters know this yet we persevere with it when it got sussed out long before Rodgers left. They was pure bang average and apart front the ball rolling into Barkas' hands at dead weight he never had a save to make all night. 2 shots on target 2 goals. We need to be much more clinical and not just in europe.

5.) 26 Aug 2020 23:09:54
Fair is no where near celtic quality. Moi isn't messi. What can he do with noone to hit. Noone to play off. He at least looks dangerous. Taylor has absolutely nothing. can't defend can't attack not good enough. Is he anywhere near the standards of KT or iZzy? No.



18 Aug 2020 21:14:37
What is Lennon all about? Game over at halftime and he has only used 1 sub up until the 67th minute.
It's OK saying players need match sharpness but so does the backup guys and what if someone gets injuree.


1.) 18 Aug 2020 21:56:47
There back up for a reason
Some people will find any excuse to moan.

2.) 19 Aug 2020 00:23:11
Seasons only just started obviously trying to get minutes in the legs for players to get them up to speed.

3.) 19 Aug 2020 00:25:21
I'm not moaning and yes they are back ups for a reason but if we get 1 or 2 injuries we will be relaying on these "backups" to go straight in and get us wins.
What's the point in risking injury to major players when the game was won by half time and you can use 5 subs.
It's going to be a long hard season and everyone on here said that it was great that we can use 5 subs as we have the biggest and best squad and the manager isn't using it.

4.) 19 Aug 2020 11:21:42
Johnboy you are moaning, just enjoy winning and leave the tactics a d substitutions to Lennon and the Celtic backroom staff. They know more than you and anyone of us about the skill set and fitness of their players.



16 Aug 2020 19:36:08
When we bring in a CB and revert back to the 3-5-2, I would like to see Moi play in the No:10 role just behind Ajeti and Eddie like he did when he played at Basel along with Ajeti.
They already have a great understanding with each other in the roles and scored and set up a lot of goals for each other.


1.) 16 Aug 2020 21:13:46
JB, perhaps but for me Moi has a bit to go cement cement his place . too inconsistent and needs to settle.

2.) 16 Aug 2020 21:28:56
I really think if he gets to play in his favourite position it will help him a lot.
He Was also excellent last season before he got injured and I don't think we would bring in back for another season to spend a lot of time on the bench when we do go back to a 3-5-2 as I don't see Lennon playing him as a wingback.

3.) 17 Aug 2020 00:40:26
Agreed Lubo. He started off last season on fire but done nothing of note after the injury. No way he should take Christie's place in the 352.

4.) 17 Aug 2020 06:54:52
Christie is too greedy for my liking. I think Moi is a superior player and hopefully a run of games in his position will help.

5.) 17 Aug 2020 09:19:24
Big buns. maybe moi at ACM and Christie at lwb.



13 Aug 2020 14:02:41

Have you heard anything in regards to the Burke rumour?
I was surprised when I read that we were interested in him again after what the West Brom chairman said about Lennon when Burke went back there.


{Ed007's Note - It was WBA's Technical Director Luke Dowling that spoke out about Lennon's treatment of Burke but Burke himself doesn't have a good word to say about Lennon as a coach or a man so I'd be really surprised if there was any truth in the rumour.}

1.) 13 Aug 2020 14:40:44
He's not the only one who doesn't care much for Lennon as a man tbf. On the pitch, I wouldn't care to see Burke anywhere near Celtic again.

2.) 13 Aug 2020 15:18:08
Thanks for that Ed.
I didn't think he would come back whilst Lennon was in charge, I did think that Burke was and is a good player when played in his right position.

{Ed007's Note - If he was being played in the same position and getting regular games he would be a good player.}

3.) 13 Aug 2020 15:36:18
Another paid-up member of the NL charm school, I take it?

4.) 13 Aug 2020 16:02:30
Brendan didn't exactly fancy him and he's a bit of a nomad . not for me.

{Ed007's Note - It was Rodgers that wanted Burke and the player and WBA were more than happy with what Rodgers promised them.

"We sent Olly to Celtic in good faith with Brendan Rodgers and Lee Congerton, there were some really good people up there that wanted to take Olly and wanted to play him. Once Brendan left to go to Leicester the treatment he got from the manager that’s in place now is something we don’t expect for one of our players.
He’s had mixed messages and that’s why we thought going up to work with Brendan would be a good period for him to come back a better player and to improve on his game. But unfortunately that wasn’t to be. He needs stability."
Dowling added: "They know what’s gone on and Olly certainly knows what’s gone on. It’s just something we’re not happy with at all."

5.) 13 Aug 2020 17:20:14
Agree ed but he didn't play him much.



04 Aug 2020 22:14:38
Fulham going up, hopefully that gives us the edge in the Toney deal.


1.) 04 Aug 2020 22:25:47
Perhaps. are we getting carried away with Toney or does Strachan give us a better insight ie . he can see the current squad and talent. is he saying that Toney would enhance what we have .

No doubt that would give NL and pistol Pete some added reassurance

I don't think we have ever bought a 3rd tier English player for a material sum. of money.

2.) 04 Aug 2020 23:06:07

We bought Gary Hooper from Scunthorpe for £2.4m in 2012 when they were in league 1.

3.) 04 Aug 2020 23:08:29
Sorry my mistake on Hooper, they were in the Championship and it was 2010.

4.) 05 Aug 2020 02:50:28
I can't see us signing Toney, Peterborough have been too public about negotiations and Lawwell won't like that. Also I'm beginning to think Peterborough are exploiting our alleged interest in Toney to incite a bidding war.

I reckon we will sign someone who has not been mentioned.

5.) 05 Aug 2020 07:36:02
Said it from day one that Toney wouldn’t be coming! He’ll go to a championship club. all this garbage from their chairman is to get a few more quid out the lad! Like Phil says, there ain’t a chance in hell that lawell will deal with these 2 jokers at Peterborough! The way they conduct themselves is amateur hour!




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16 Sep 2020 00:04:50
I just can't see this Atsu deal happening, he will end up at a bottom of the league EPL team.




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13 Sep 2020 23:35:06
Did he not sign for Cadiz a few weeks ago.




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13 Sep 2020 19:16:59
We should bring Gutman back from his loan, I've watched a few of the MLS games and the boy looks good.




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02 Sep 2020 05:52:33
Maybe KT would still be here if they hadn't made Lennon the manager.




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02 Sep 2020 05:50:29
If we do sign him and with us also buying Turnbull for £3m, what is Lennon planning on playing a 2-6-2 since Lennon can't seem to drop Brown or Forrest.









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17 Sep 2020 17:04:46
right now I wouldn't bet on us to win against them, not because I think they are that much better than us but because I wouldn't trust Lennon to pick the right team or tactics to beat them.




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13 Sep 2020 19:22:52
I got rid of my Sky about 6 years ago and now just use Kodi.




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09 Sep 2020 22:16:00
The only way we buy him is, if what people have been saying and Brown is finished and either Ntcham, McGregor or Christie are beinjg sold.




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09 Sep 2020 22:13:01
I would go with
Elhamed, Duffy, Jullien
Frinpong, Ntcham, McGregor, Taylor
Edouard, Ajeti.




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08 Sep 2020 15:58:14
We didn't spend £5m on Ajeti for him to sit on the bench.
We will start with 2 up front.