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21 May 2024 11:37:49
Note we are linked with Casteels the Belgium keeper. What a signing that would be, we should be all over him!


1.) 22 May 2024 11:24:51
Coming to Scotland? I doubt that very much. Every goalie who has anything about them will be quoted as a target. Buckle up lads, the insanity is about to begin.

2.) 22 May 2024 18:32:51
If we offered him 40k a year n a decent signing bonus why not?!

3.) 23 May 2024 07:46:36
Listen I hope he does, but, on the balance of how good he obviously is, the offers he will have, the money he will be offered (40k is chickenfeed) the league we are in and how it is perceived, makes me think he may go elsewhere. Our ace is the CL, but, there are another 35 teams in there, in better leagues who may want him. I can’t see it, but, who knows.

4.) 23 May 2024 12:15:46
£40k pw might be chicken feed in today's market but not if you're picking up a juicy signing-on bonus like Ken suggested. £2M up front and £40k pw over a 3 year deal takes you to around £52k pw. If the rumours about £7-8M for Cakir are accurate then you're saving yourself a good few million while still getting a very reputable player. If the Saudis or somebody else comes in with £80k pw then so be it, at least we put our best foot forward.

5.) 23 May 2024 19:32:36
That’s the main thing Kev! Asking the question we are far too late in making offers it seems.

{Ed007's Note - I said last week about Ndidi, offer him £40k a week and a £6 million signing on fee paid over a 4-year period takes him up to about £70k a week, we'd immediately improve the midfield quality wise and tactically with a proper CDM.}

6.) 26 May 2024 08:50:50
Well nobody thought we’d have ever been able to lure someone of the stature of Joe Hart and look what happened there -a top bloke and keeper he’ll be missed.
Celtic are still a big name in Europe and that is a lure for any player.



18 May 2024 10:24:24
Rumours of Jake Clarke-Slater gathering pace. Looks like we are in for him!

ED this one seems to be a solid link. Do you know much about him and are we interested?

One for buzz. Have we ever had a double-barrel named centre back pairing? lol.


{Ed007's Note - Clarke-Slater was considered a bit of a wonderkid but injuries held him back although he seems to have got over that. Celtic are one of the teams that have scouted him and he seems to be a bit of hot property with teams going up to the Pub League and teams at the bottom who have managed to stay up so it's obvious that he's seen as a player ready to step up a level.}

1.) 18 May 2024 20:28:10
I don’t think we have Ken.



07 May 2024 11:06:23
Daniel Kelly rejected our contract offer. He's one we should be keeping tabs on and not let slip away.

Again he will be another player who is smart and knows the club has no foresight. Is this a tell tale sign that nothing is changing?


1.) 07 May 2024 12:33:52
Some times far away fields are not always green . There have been quite a lot of Daniel’s age have sought pastures new . Most of these have yet to show any visible football benefits . Some seem to have grabbed a beauty to keep them warm . Our fans complain about players not getting training with first team and playing time . Not the case with Daniel .
Any player, either a novice starting off or an experienced player should always leave if he thinks he is too good for club.

2.) 07 May 2024 13:02:48
Apart from doak, Robertson how many have left our reserve / young sides and have gone on to anything special. Very few which shows:
a : they are not as good as they think they are or being told they are by their reps
B : our youth set up is not very good as we rarely produce players good enough for our first team for a consistent period, we regularly get beaten off most of the European teams in tournaments.
If he wants to go then so be it, but as a caveat I would have liked us to get the best possible coaches for the youth set up as well as prominent positions in the club . No disrepecrt but if Darren o dea and Steven McManus are the best two youth coaches around I’d be surprised. This promoting from with needs to change if we are to progress.
The new chief scout/ director of football will probably be from within as well.

3.) 07 May 2024 14:08:35
You can only bring horse to water, you can’t make him drink .
I think we have always a crop of good 15/ 16 year old who have been eager to learn and want to do better . As they get older they believe the hype about them and listen to people who question the ability of their coaches . Suddenly they know best and with their fawning parents especially father, a continental coach knows best, and before we know Celtic have lost another young starlet and in a couple years time he probably not be a professional football . If only Celtic had employed some super continental coach, the young starlet may never have made a pro - footballer but he would his mammy would have kept him in clean socks and fed him daily.

4.) 08 May 2024 10:46:19
Guys the report I read said the boy and his agent were still keen on signing new contract and were still negotiating.

5.) 08 May 2024 11:32:07
Tells you the club are being tight again Tim. That’s the problem.

6.) 08 May 2024 14:35:12
It is easy to discount your statement . We have over 40 Professionals on our books and the reason that from about 12-15 of them are on our books is that we are paying them too much money and so nobody will buy them or even take them for nothing . If we pay a lump of their wages, we might get them moved out on loan .
It’s the curse of overpaying that causes us the biggest Problem every window .
An example young Vata and his father has toured the European hotspots, but he can’t get a deal which is an improvement on Celtic.

7.) 08 May 2024 17:36:31
Kelly looks the best prospect we’ve had in years. Letting him go for nothing would be a mistake.

8.) 08 May 2024 17:48:08
Young Dembele had a good season. Doak being mentioned as one of Steve Clarkes 2 wilcards for Euros. THe lads at Bayern have had decent loans but those are players that we could and should have kept.
If Kelly and Vata leave then I dispair. What on earth is going on with our youths. There are good youngsters in our squad and I would hope to see 1 or 2 after we beat sevco on Sat.
Celtic are not a development club for our first team. The youth teams seem more to save face these days as they contribute nothing due to the fans insistence on winning team.
The fan in me but I loved seeing youngsters making the 1st 11. From McLaughlin to Donnelly. Jack Aitcheson to Tierney. Bring back those days and pathways for the young bhoys. Sooner we re enter a reserve league the better. Sorry for the rant.

9.) 08 May 2024 18:17:30
Nailed it Kieran!

There’s no excuses for retaining our talented players. The fact is our set up is abysmal and gives the players no direct route to the first team.

10.) 10 May 2024 00:49:29
Maybe the Board should consider putting something into manager contact that he must give some game time to our youth players .
Martin O’Neil blamed us fans, I think he was unfair, when he said he couldn’t play youngsters because fans demanded wins every week .

11.) 15 May 2024 10:43:27
You only should ever get a game if you’re good enough. The truth is, none of those who have come through for years have been anywhere near good enough. Squad players at best, most move away and are never heard of again.

Although if I have missed any that left us and went on to great things in the last ten years, I am all eyes.

Age isn’t the problem, ability, or lack of, is. KT is the last to make a position his own. That is a deplorable stat.



27 Mar 2024 16:00:21
See we are being linked with Szmodics at Blackburn. I mentioned him on here in January thought he'd be a class player for us to get. Either they're stealing my opinion or there's something in it.


1.) 27 Mar 2024 17:35:41
I watched him in the cup game against Newcastle after you posted. Did look decent.

2.) 28 Mar 2024 08:28:33
Watched him a few times, he’s just a better version of Kenny Miller ( I know, I know ) . He is a good instinctive finisher but lacks composure when given time. We need to be aiming much higher.



24 Jan 2024 12:04:49
Atletico have put a bid in for ORiley,

Loan with obligation to buy.

That's an offer you can't reject as a player. Atletico on a different level to us.


1.) 24 Jan 2024 12:38:47
You can if you want to win the league.

2.) 24 Jan 2024 12:40:22
It's an offer you can easily reject as the selling club, though. Losing O'Riley for the second half of the season without the transfer fee up front, and this late in the window, doesn't benefit Celtic in any way.

3.) 24 Jan 2024 12:41:49
Life changing move for him if there is any truth in it, thankfully the club are in a very strong negotiating position with the new deal he signed. It would be a major loss to lose him in this window but there’s nothing the club can do if Matt decides he wants to move in this window, a midfield three of mcgregor, hatate and bernardo would still be strong enough to go and win the league, we would however need to sign a quality replacement for depth.

4.) 24 Jan 2024 13:23:30
No way will he be let go this window however it will be difficult to hold onto him in the summer if Athletico or any other club come back in for him ?.

5.) 24 Jan 2024 13:32:23
Only way im selling him is 25m up front and they have replacements on stand by. So not going to happen.

6.) 24 Jan 2024 14:12:22
These clubs will still be circling in the summer. So Matt will get his move.

7.) 24 Jan 2024 14:13:21
Of course the club can reject it but as my post states for ORiley that’s probably impossible to turn down. Moving to Atletico doubles/ triples wages and puts his name right up there for the national team. Atletico have an aging midfield and he probably thinks he can solidify his place as a started. Atletico are much bigger than us nowadays. We are a selling club and we will not improve under the old codgers running this club into mediocrity.

8.) 24 Jan 2024 14:26:28
Wasn't disagreeing with you mate, just pointing out that Celtic hold all the cards in any negotiations.

9.) 24 Jan 2024 14:57:31
If they want him then they need to show us the colour of their money, if Lawwell sanctions a loan deal he should be run out of town for good .




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14 May 2024 10:36:32
I wonder if we would take a chance on Donny Van De Beek. I think he could be a great signing for us, lost his way a bit but sometimes players can come good again in a different setting. Man United are great at destroying players and we are good at reviving them, Scott Sinclair for example.


1.) 14 May 2024 13:07:33
Good example of a loan with option buy deal.

2.) 14 May 2024 13:38:00
He’s been off it for some time but would be an absolute steal if he got back to his old form ?.

3.) 14 May 2024 14:33:46
Not just de beek but there are many players who make big moves then lose form / confidence can't settle or get lost in massive squads or fall victim to manager changes etc .

4.) 14 May 2024 21:01:18
I am sorry, I don’t see Celtic gambling big time to sign a player like him on a loan or transfer. His wages are probably away above anything Celtic are paying and I think Board and B R would prefer not to gamble and bring in a player who has done. nothing for a season or more.
We won’t build success with wild gambles.



27 Apr 2024 10:34:27
Rangers have the early kick off tomorrow. This will put pressure on us to perform! I understand the manager says he doesn't look at results but assume the players do!

Hopefully we have no hiccups n destroy Dundee. 1 of our 2 away games and they will not make it easy for us.


1.) 27 Apr 2024 11:20:19
Hope we start fast tomorrow, it's something we've not done much this season. Settle the nerves with a goal and then kick on and start taking our chances.

2.) 27 Apr 2024 11:26:31
I'm expecting 5 hard games in the league.

The officials will be doing everything they can to stop us and we need to be good enough were we make that impossible for them to do.

3.) 27 Apr 2024 14:49:26
I will be happy if every team give their all to beat both the Rangers2012 and ourselves . If St Mirren, Dundee, kilmarnock and Hearts are all as keen to get results against Rangers2012 as they are against us, I think they will take more points off them than they will take off us .
In the meantime, we have to be on our very best form on Sunday and make sure we win our opening game after split.



13 Apr 2024 16:23:15
3 players we should be all over.

Morgan Whittaker.
Adam Armstrong.


1.) 13 Apr 2024 16:52:05
Is that the quality we're aiming for?

2.) 13 Apr 2024 17:57:14
To me the most important thing I take from the game was Hatate's strike and goal
That was Hatate back to last year's form.
What a player to have fully fit at this stage of season.



16 Mar 2024 19:19:42
It's insane how much better we are with CCV on the pitch. I don't know if it's a confidence thing for the other players.




12 Mar 2024 10:19:45
Just seen Celtic released another new kit.
I really wanted to get it for my nephews but I just couldn't get the deal over the line. March is a difficult month to do business in. Maybe we can look at it again in the summer.


1.) 12 Mar 2024 11:40:25

Don’t worry about it the thought was there and when awe the weans in the street are playing in their new Ragers jerseys if they win the league your nephew can boast to them that you’ve got £55 in the bank although they’ll tell him so have they now.

You don’t need to get him one that he can wear just now you’ll get one that will maybe be of use to him in a couple of years cheaper.

The other option is rather than buying him one at £55 buy him ten at a fiver each and maybe one of them will fit and he’ll like it. If not you can return nine of them and maybe get some of your money back.

Either that or just promise the rest of the family that you’ll get your nephew the new kit take the £55 of them but get your nephew nothing and keep the cash.

Just some options to maybe think about.

2.) 12 Mar 2024 12:34:58
Seen similar on the Celtic twitter feed Ken ?, well added to JFP. Even the Celtic Das will be debating shelling out for that stuff at this point.

Given the clubs stance on flags I find it confusing that they're looking to make a mint on folk's heritage that centres heavily around freedom from oppression by selling gear with the tricolour on it.

3.) 12 Mar 2024 13:06:21
It’s the same when Celtic and fans moan about small fines Celtic regularly receive from UEFA.

The Celtic shop make a small fortune from memorabilia based around Green Brigade slogans and full stadium displays.

4.) 12 Mar 2024 16:01:51
I liked this one. March is a tough time of the season to buy shirts. I tried but couldn't get the deal over the line.




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23 May 2024 19:32:36
That’s the main thing Kev! Asking the question we are far too late in making offers it seems.


{Ed007's Note - I said last week about Ndidi, offer him £40k a week and a £6 million signing on fee paid over a 4-year period takes him up to about £70k a week, we'd immediately improve the midfield quality wise and tactically with a proper CDM.}



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22 May 2024 18:32:51
If we offered him 40k a year n a decent signing bonus why not?!




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14 May 2024 11:49:19
ORiley should break the transfer fee we have received in my opinion. Best player we’ve had in 20 years.




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08 May 2024 18:17:30
Nailed it Kieran!

There’s no excuses for retaining our talented players. The fact is our set up is abysmal and gives the players no direct route to the first team.




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08 May 2024 17:36:31
Kelly looks the best prospect we’ve had in years. Letting him go for nothing would be a mistake.





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27 May 2024 10:18:30
To be fair Joe it’s the last game of a very long season.
If we were tired how tired were the rangers team!




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24 May 2024 09:02:21
He mainly plays Centre Back and is injured quite a lot. He’s only played 90 minutes 10 times the whole of last season.

Might be better going for Ndidi who Leicester will need to get off their books!




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14 May 2024 13:38:00
He’s been off it for some time but would be an absolute steal if he got back to his old form ?.




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09 May 2024 13:13:21
I’ll be watching and cheering them on tonight bud!
Also, hope ye got a ticket for Saturday!




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04 May 2024 10:20:03
He’s good enough to be second choice. Start him in the “easier” games to give our hopefully new star striker a rest and he’ll get us goals. However, is he going to be happy playing second fiddle?

I think we should try move Kyogo on and pick up a striker who’s going to be good enough in the UCL.

If we win the league I think that’s what will happen. If we don’t we’ll keep Kyogo sign Idah n bring in free transfers.




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