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14 Jun 2019 23:17:29
The Scotsman is saying Turnbull was offered more no ey than big VVD and wanyama were when they arrived.


1.) 15 Jun 2019 05:38:52
Reportedly offered to increase his earnings tenfold. Whether it's down to money or game time, him or his agents, he signs or we move on.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 08:16:24
I think it’s really simple to be honest, we pull the plug immediately and move on! There’s no chance we can proceed with a deal after going public that he or his agents snubbed the offer! End this embarrassment right now by simply withdrawing our offer and telling him to beat it! Let him go down south and sink without trace at a Barnsley or some other club on that level! I’m being genuinely honest here when i say it doesn’t bother me in the slightest if we get this kid! He’s a prospect and nothing else! The club have went above and beyond trying to seal this deal, actually further than I thought or wanted them to go! move on and let’s try and sort our defence out!

3.) 15 Jun 2019 08:45:57
Game time? I don't know how any player can demand game time. If they turn up n play pure Sh**e do they still expect to be playing every week!

4.) 15 Jun 2019 12:08:45
I agree Lh86. Would have had him - its good to keep respawning a Scottish/ British/ Irish core. But I wouldn't lose any sleep over not signing him. I had the bar set higher in my head anyway. If he was a CM, we already have better, if he was to play CAM, I would want much better.

5.) 15 Jun 2019 12:58:32
LH86.Spot on, mate!

6.) 15 Jun 2019 13:02:02
It’s simple move on let him disappear down south and sign somebody who understands it’s a privilege to play for Celtic and not be a wee greedy bar steward who hasn’t even kicked a ball!

7.) 15 Jun 2019 13:51:53
It should all have been done and dusted by now JimTim, I say we move on from this, there are other players out there with more experience than this lad, Celtic scouts let's find these players.

8.) 15 Jun 2019 16:04:36
I for one are glad Celtic came out and told us the situation. Had Celtic kept quiet the board and lawwell would be getting absolute pelters from all angles over this when it all actually comes down to a player/ agent and greed. No way does turnbull after 1 pro season deserve anywhere near £20 grand. Celtic should now withdraw completely as there has to be a cut off point.

9.) 16 Jun 2019 00:57:29
A guy at work who's a Motherwell fan told me today the rumours at their end is we have told him that's the deal you have till Monday afternoon to sing it or its off the table if that's true then we'll done Mr lawell no point dragging these things out move onwards and upwards.

10.) 16 Jun 2019 09:03:17
To be honest jaw1888, he should not get that long to make a decision. The offer, if true of around £10 grand per week for a young 19 year old with 1 good season under his belt is a very good deal. I’m positive if he comes in works his socks off a progresses then his contract / wages will be renegotiated as with all good players. He has to be able to handle working at a club the size of Celtic. Come prove himself then he can ask for more. If the offer was turned down on Friday he should’ve been given till T time Saturday to decide, if by then it’s still no then the deals off the table. We as a club don’t come second choice to anyone.



14 Jun 2019 17:32:37
Celtic fc was pleased to agree a record-breaking fee with Motherwell FC for David Turnbull and we have quickly followed this up with a fantastic offer to the player through his agent.
Currently, we have been unable to come to an agreement with the player’s agent.

CelticFC is content that it has made a magnificent offer and it is now up to the agent and player to decide if the player wants to join Celtic.

If not, we move on.


1.) 14 Jun 2019 17:51:30
Agreed kev, he's good but he's not worth breaking the wage structure for.

2.) 14 Jun 2019 18:05:11
Steph that's the statement from Celtic.
Good to see them coming out fighting.

3.) 14 Jun 2019 18:06:14
Surely he didn’t seriously think he’d walk in here and immediately become one of our top earners? If that’s his attitude then we are better off without him.

4.) 14 Jun 2019 18:19:08
I think I sounds like it's his agent LM67, statement seems like it's aimed at letting the player know what's going on to me.

5.) 14 Jun 2019 18:48:41
I think that the way Celtic have come out and made a statement straight away tells me his agent is being totally unreasonable to deal with. I wouldn’t imagine we would make a statement if we have made a low ball offer.

6.) 14 Jun 2019 18:56:51
There’s two sides to every story. The offer on the table from Celtic could have been very poor.

7.) 14 Jun 2019 19:05:11
Ice man he's done next to nothing to warrant a big wage, he's a 19 year old with half a season under his belt, aye he shows promise but so do a lot of young players and it comes to nothing.

8.) 14 Jun 2019 19:32:45
Ice man it's been in the wage structure as the club have said.
Do you think he's worth breaking the structure for him?

9.) 14 Jun 2019 19:42:41
Bhoys I’m just playing devils advocate. What if the lad is on £900 a week at Motherwell and we have offered him £1000. We don’t know the story. But to answer your question Kev no I wouldn’t break the wage structure for the boy. I’d be happy if he signed but not gutted if he didn’t. My priority would be 2x centre half, Rb and a striker. We’ll see what happens.

10.) 14 Jun 2019 20:20:38
I'm guessing the " fantastic offer " is about £3000 a week, about 4 times what he was earning at Motherwell. He will get more down South, but who wants to live in Barnsley, never win a medal and never win a cap.

11.) 14 Jun 2019 20:50:37
Who is to say what we offered we might have offered 10,000 a week we will never know.

12.) 14 Jun 2019 21:05:00
Is say it would be more than 3 grand for a first team squad member. Id think he's been offered similar to morgan.

13.) 14 Jun 2019 21:38:56
Great to see Celtic come out with the statement and tell what's happened.

14.) 14 Jun 2019 23:01:01
Scott Allan was signed for £275k and earned £10k a week 4 years ago and football finances have soared again even in that short period.
A £3m fee and you would expect upwards of £15k to be offered certainly £10k plus incentivised bonuses.

15.) 15 Jun 2019 08:45:48
Morgan seemingly is on around 6 so if think he was close to that.

16.) 15 Jun 2019 12:08:15
Surely the lad needs to realise if he produces the goods that 18 months to 2 years down the line he can get a better contract. That s how it work. No guarantee he is going to be first team starter straight away either.

17.) 15 Jun 2019 14:16:57
I think we should never have went for him, as we have a great academy system, surely we have lads at the same level or even better.

18.) 15 Jun 2019 19:49:00
Ice man . It would be very unusual for us to go in low on wages . Our excess baggage every season would tend to indicate we pay at the higher range.



09 Jun 2019 13:03:14
Supposedly we are thinking about walking away from making a deal with Motherwell because they keep making everything public about turnbull.


1.) 09 Jun 2019 13:18:28
While I think the lad is a good prospect, I don't think we should be spending 3m on him especially when we have the like of Henderson and Johnston of our own.

2.) 09 Jun 2019 13:18:41
IF that was true do you think they would make that news public? What a load of shnight.

3.) 09 Jun 2019 13:26:40
I hope this doesn't ruin our chances of getting him. I feel board are going to use this as an excuse if we fail to get him. They know fans will go mental if we lose out on another target over money. Just give them going rate for young player that is goal scoring midfielder . You can't say we want £15 million for nchtam who has not played great and on other hand not pay £3 million for great scottish goal scoring prospect.
Looks like we are going to lose more targets due to penny pinching.

4.) 09 Jun 2019 15:30:10
Ye because nothing ever gets leaked out of Park Head eh PJF23?

5.) 09 Jun 2019 16:44:26
What a pile of rubbish. Will be used as a good excuse not to pay the fee. If Celtic want him then pay the 3 million if that's the price. Otherwise just say they are not interested.

6.) 09 Jun 2019 17:38:23
What if they don't think he's worth that price Ter?

7.) 09 Jun 2019 18:21:25
I personally think 3 million for a player who’s played one full season in professional football with Motherwell is to steep! 2 million if that’s what they offered is more than fair! If they want more then walk away and concentrate on areas of the team that actually need strengthened! RB CB LB cover and a striker!

8.) 09 Jun 2019 19:25:10
Celtic surely must’ve monitored turnbulls progress over the season and clearly liked what they saw. Put it this way, how much did we fork out on kouassi? Was he not supposed to be the next brown? Can’t even get near the squad so for me, if the boy turnbull at 19 can score 15 domestic goals in his first full season in a average Motherwell team is like to think he could kick on with us, especially domestically. European level is a completely different story. is or will he be up to that standard who knows. either way if the powers that be feel £3 million is acceptable then make the offer, if not walk away and move on.

9.) 09 Jun 2019 20:40:30
Garry kouassi has had some pretty serious injuries and illness since he arrived.

10.) 09 Jun 2019 20:42:20
Lh86 the number 10 attacking mid definitely needs strengthen. Christie will be great but rogic is no use. We need someone who will chip in with goals and assists from that area.

11.) 09 Jun 2019 21:23:04
What does it matter, how many seasons he has played,?, sometimes you can tell after a couple if games if someone is going to be special,

12.) 09 Jun 2019 22:10:22
Kev it's 3 million. Fine if Celtic don't think he is worth it then fine. But what's the point in them making a bid or looking to make a bid with 1 or 2 million when the price given was 3 million. Celtic have paid over 3 million for koussai who rubbish and Hendry for 1.5 who even worse than rubbish.

13.) 09 Jun 2019 22:31:57
Kev I don’t doubt kouassi has had His injuries etc to deal with. that very unfortunate for both him and the club, but he’s been here since January 2017 and signed on a 4 year deal. Half his deal is done and we’re lucky if we’ve seen him a dozen times. For £3 million that’s simply not good enough for me. I merely pointed out kouassi as we’re talking roughly the same fee for a boy that got young player of the year, scores 15 goals for a Motherwell team, I just think he’d be worth a punt. Let’s be honest, the money we’ve coined in in recent seasons not to mention the money we’ll make in season ticket sales, strip sales etc etc this season, £ 3 million for an up and coming Scottish talent doesn’t seem too bad to me.

14.) 10 Jun 2019 06:41:57
When do celtic ever think anyone's worth anything this is another o e we'll regret and as far as holding back Henderson if he's good enough he'll play it's competition.

15.) 10 Jun 2019 08:15:07
Aye, I personally blame Rodgers, Congerton, Kennedy, Toure and Desmond for spending £3m on a player they obviously knew would catch malaria and get a cruciate ligament injury. Thankfully Turnbull will never get injured or ill, so definitely a better player.

16.) 10 Jun 2019 10:16:47
Exactly Mike.
Ter to say kouassi is rubbish is just pure nonsense. No way can he be judged on the number of games he's played.

To say 3 million ain't a lot of money or doesn't seem to bad is nonsense as well.

And truth be told no one knows for sure if that's even the real asking price.

17.) 10 Jun 2019 10:22:48
The problem will not be the asking so much, it's more likely that if EPL teams are looking at Turnbull the stumbling block will become wages. There's bang average players in the English Championship that earn more than the highest earners at Celtic. IMO Motherwell might prefer a deal where he is loaned back to them for a season and from our point view he would get more experience that way too.

18.) 10 Jun 2019 10:37:06
Your right Kev, to say kouassi is rubbish is a silly statement as he’s hardly featured. My point is he’s halfway through his contract and hardly featured mainly due to injury. So in that case this season he really needs to push on then and show the club what he can do then. I’m no saying turnbull worth the reported £3 million Motherwell apparently are asking but they are well within their rights to name a price they feel is fair, it’s up to us to figure out wether we feel he’s worth that. I’d just hate to see us lose out on a promising young Scottish talent over a few quid. I guess we’ll all find out soon enough what the board and Lennons intentions are with the squad going into next season.

19.) 10 Jun 2019 11:29:06
Garry they are all fair statements but I think we all need to take in to account that Scottish clubs will bump up the price for us.
Look what jobs done with mcginn. They quoted 4 million for him to us at one point then sold him for under 3.
If people at Celtic think that's happening they are quite right to tell Motherwell no thank you.

20.) 10 Jun 2019 12:33:50
Despite his illness and injury Kouassi has had opportunities to make an impression and has been piss poor. People talk about a half decent performance against Zenit but that’s it. Not good enough.

21.) 10 Jun 2019 13:35:24
Definitely Kev, if Celtic feel they’re getting held to ransom by Motherwell then yeah I’d take our interest to a certain point then walk if it’s not accepted. If however Motherwell have said £3 million and you can talk to him then we’ve got a serious decision to make. Another post suggests buying and loaning him back to gain more experience, I’d go along with that. For me we’re a club that buys young talent with a view to bringing them on and punting them for profit, that’s the way we are. Definitely feel the boy has the potential that falls into that bracket.

22.) 10 Jun 2019 16:11:27
Well kev we are all allowed our opinion and l would love to be wrong on koussai but apart from the one game against zenit ( l think) anytime l have seen l have not been impressed with him for the fee we paid. There are certain Celtic players who get hammered on here who cost similar to koussai and have been a good player for Celtic but had dips in form.

Ya l agree Celtic have clubs at times trying to hold them to ransom over fees for players but with Motherwell if we do want Turnbull and offer 3 million and they look for more then yes Celtic should walk away.

23.) 11 Jun 2019 01:16:55
Any1 who says Tom rogic is no use, imo, doesn't know anything about football whatsoever.

It's about managing them in the right way that's suited to their own needs, James Forrest is a classic example of that.

As for the Motherwell lad, just get him in Celtic, honestly, what's an extra 500k to us really?

The boys a top talent, scored over 15 goals for a poor Motherwell side this season, imagine how he could progress playing for the best the am in the country?



07 Jun 2019 17:14:13
Barnsley and ourselves have bids for Turnbull turned down.


1.) 07 Jun 2019 17:19:07
Shocker - Celtic bid rejected 😂.

2.) 07 Jun 2019 17:33:18
That's what happens when u bid 2 million when everyone was told it's 3 million.

3.) 07 Jun 2019 17:45:45
Just pay the fecking money and stop arseing about.

4.) 07 Jun 2019 18:28:19
100% Jonbhoy. It's 3 million not 30 million!

5.) 07 Jun 2019 18:55:55
According to the reports Celtic have yet to make a bid although they are in negotiations with Motherwell. Barnsley’s bid was apparently well below the £2m being reported. Hopefully we can get this done soon.

6.) 07 Jun 2019 20:45:31
You guys just believe everything that's in the tabloids? It's not football manager.

7.) 07 Jun 2019 20:50:09
Well. Said lot of pish. wait and see all clubs negotiate,

8.) 09 Jun 2019 00:06:11
They know the price and Motherwell are well within there rights same old Celtic they never learn he'll end up at Everton or a club like that.



06 Jun 2019 07:34:26
Celtic make an official enquiries for Turnbull of motherwell.


1.) 06 Jun 2019 09:35:56
Really hope we get our business done sharp this window Kev. If we’ve definite interest in certain ( achievable) players then we need to act fast and hopefully not end up with another mcginn scenario.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 09:55:43
See this mcginn scenario rubbish it does my head it.
How long is it going to take for people to get the fact that HE CHOOSE not to come to Celtic.
He didn't want to stay in Scotland.

3.) 06 Jun 2019 10:12:00
What position does turbull play in?

4.) 06 Jun 2019 10:39:59

5.) 06 Jun 2019 10:56:48
This is the kinda player wee need not shy about the picking the pull up and haveing a go what’s been missing from Armstrong and very direct get it over the line Celtic.

6.) 06 Jun 2019 10:57:37
If Celtic hadn’t messed about Kev and done their business a bit sharper mcginn may have ended up at us and not down south. He CHOSE to go down south in the end but if Celtic showed real intent in signing him early doors I believe he’d have came to us. Just my opinion Kev, don’t expect u to agree with it.

7.) 06 Jun 2019 11:02:53
He was the top scorer for Motherwell this season, 15 goals.

8.) 06 Jun 2019 11:12:08
Garry that's a case of if you aunty had baws she'd be your uncle.
But in interest of debate if Celtic had bid 3 early what would have stopped villa matching it and mcginn still picking them because he wanted out of Scotland?

9.) 06 Jun 2019 11:17:09
Does anybody know what team this young guy supports. If he’s a Sevconian I can see them forking out £3m for him. I would if I was them and if he supports them it would be hard to compete. I know if I had a choice as a young man to play for my team I would jump at it.

Please save me the bolloks they wouldn’t be able to afford him, they spent as much as we did last year. They will get the money from somewhere, unless you believe the rubbish Phil McDoom et al come out with obviously,

I hope we get the boy regardless of who he supported. Many of my absolute heroes grew up supporting them. McGrain, Kenny and many more. £3m will be money well spent. Hopefully Lawell enters the negotiations with more than a bag of shrapnel. Some feckin hope, but he should have learned a lesson with McGinn. He wanted to come and it was all the dithering that led him to go to Villa,

10.) 06 Jun 2019 11:52:20
Magicpole it not just money we can offer. It's trophies and a chance champions league as well. Just need to look at scott allan to show who he supports doesn't matter.

11.) 06 Jun 2019 12:02:44
I may very well be wrong here Kev and if I am fair enough, did Celtic not match the fee asked by hibs, only when villa offered an acceptable fee? The main point I suppose I’m getting at if In this instance Motherwell have said £3 million, if Celtic feel there’s a £3 million player in their then make the offer before any other club, if he then gets offers matching ours and chooses elsewhere then fair enough we can’t do anymore. Equally if we feel £3 million is too much then we move on.

12.) 06 Jun 2019 12:16:19
I hope so. But it would be a factor if he supported them and he too believed their hype. I have next to zero faith in Lawell. Last summer in particular was a shambles. He sat on the tin and allowed a team needing fresh blood to stagger across the line. He failed to tool us up for the CL costing us £60m yet still trousered £2.3m. We made just over £3m for winning the treble and he takes nearly the same amount. Fecking shameful. What other CEO would be rewarded for costing his company £60m?


He better get his dithering, cheapskates arse into gear. We have gone backward down to his incompetence and risk averse stand. We desperately needed to strengthen last year. This season it’s a major rebuild and that is indefensible. He had better get it right. Going from wiping the floor with Sevco, to two humiliating defeats is his fault. He can take his Defabet deal and stick it up his arse. Over its duration it won’t even cover his bonuses. Explain that to me when we are talking about £3m for a young player with bags of potential? £600k more than he pocketed? Don’t tell me we can’t afford it, if we can pay him that obscene amount on top of his wages.

13.) 06 Jun 2019 13:13:09
As far as I’m aware, McGinn was already on his way down to speak to Bruce when we agreed a few with Hibs. Don’t blame the boy one bit for going down south.

14.) 06 Jun 2019 17:02:29
You seem to ignore the fact that Celtic were told by Hibs the offer it would take for them to accept. Celtic went in with 3 separate offers below that amount. Only when Aston Villa met Hibs asking price did Celtic react by matching the offer but by that time it was too late, McGinn had already decided to join Villa. Bottom line is if Celtic had made that offer at the beginning McGinn would be a Celtic player but he’s not so we move on.

15.) 06 Jun 2019 18:49:53
That’s the main point I was getting at iceman, it’s all fine and well saying he chose to go south. yes after us dithering I believe. Mcginn played his football on our doorstep just like turnbull at Motherwell does. We know what these lads can or could do at this level, we had all the time in the world to sign mcginn and left it way too late to react. For me if Celtic has stolen a march and got they’re finger out early doors and showed real intent mcginn would’ve been at Celtic. Regardless of who we want this window if certain players have been identified ( and I know not all transfers are plain sailing) but show real intent and go do everything possible to get the deals done, within our financial bracket.

16.) 06 Jun 2019 21:50:19
Lowell got the bonus I presume for making profits year on year, that is his job lads. Get over it!

17.) 07 Jun 2019 10:53:09
They've asked to be kept informed if any bids come in . this is a risky strategy and the boys head could be turned if the English come calling. just do the deal just now and don't risk losing him can't understand this way of working.

18.) 07 Jun 2019 10:55:55
We dithered and put in derisory offers i know for a fact he wanted to sign.

19.) 07 Jun 2019 10:57:27
If we had offered Hibs what they wanted when we enquired then McGinn would have been a Celtic player. Our dilly dallying allowed Villa to get involved in the first place. McGinn wanted to come to Celtic but when he saw the way it was being handled by us his interest began to fade and another club coming in made it easier for him to decide. HH.




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19 Jun 2019 12:23:58
Nicky Hammond formally of West Brom and reading as director of football?




19 Jun 2019 10:04:16
Tell you what guys we can expect trouble next time Christie wants a new contract.


1.) 19 Jun 2019 10:26:00
Why Kev?

2.) 19 Jun 2019 10:34:00
Same Agent as the boy Turnbell. easy to change agents. Christie will get what he deserves level headed boy.

3.) 19 Jun 2019 10:39:05
Same agent as Turnbull and Armstrong.

4.) 19 Jun 2019 11:38:59
I wouldn’t worry, Christie’s next move will be a downward step . For his ability he’s probably at the best club for him,
If he wants to throw that away that wouldn’t be the most clever career choice. There’s not a lot of our players who top teams would be after, my only issue would be if they left, unlike most teams we replace someone generally with a lower quality player/ or inexperienced and hopefully turn them into a better player. That’s probably another reason why our football is going backwards a little bit.



11 Jun 2019 20:39:52
Looks like we have another Scotland manager that's going to try do it without the Celtic players!
Wins every player over the year trophy and Forrest dropped for Scotland again.


1.) 11 Jun 2019 21:05:27
Seems like he's doing Jamesy a favour to me, Kev. Been a long season for the lad, and we rely on him heavily now. Thanks, Steve!

2.) 11 Jun 2019 21:32:02
Don't think James will see it that way.

3.) 11 Jun 2019 22:30:00
Think he was being a realist, or is it a pessimist, was a strange selection, but even if he had picked the strongest team, they would probably have still lost, and knows he will have to pick up near enough maximum points in the remaining games, this was the game to lose, the players like Forrest, McGinn, and Robertson have had long tiring seasons, the rest might do them good.

4.) 11 Jun 2019 22:38:49
Couldn’t care less to be honest! Wish no Celtic players got picked for Scotland! Celtic is the only thing that interests me and after a long hard season the last thing I want is our players away playing international football! Long may it continue Forrest And the rest not getting picked!

5.) 12 Jun 2019 03:46:14
He needs all the rest he can get for up coming season as do all our internationals .

6.) 12 Jun 2019 06:52:53
I’m so glad the boys don’t think like you LH86 and do want to play for their country. Are you like that with all Celtic players playing for their country? Or just the Scots?

And for me it was more tactical (rather than not wanting to pick Celtic players) Forrest being dropped (hazard was mostly out on Forrest side of pitch) . Makes sense if his game plan was to try hold them 0-0 then bring on grazer, Forrest with half hour to go use their pace. It was working up until the 45th min.

And one season in a better league and look how much the boy Mclean has improved. And Mcginn was pish against Cyprus deserved to be dropped. He gets caught in possession to often at international level.

7.) 12 Jun 2019 10:24:05
Couldn’t care less about any international football Ryan! Doesn’t interest me in the slightest and after the amount of games our players played through a season I would rather none of them got picked! Callum McGregor has played 69 games this season and his season ended on the 11th of June and started in July last year! So yes I would love it if our players didn’t play internationals!

8.) 12 Jun 2019 11:11:18
@LH86 fair do’s bud we’ve all got our own opinions. I’m the opposite. Proud Scot who wants nothing more than to see my country at a top tournament again. Look forward to the day wee Mickey Johnstone’ morning ills on that jersey.

You don’t hear any players complaint how many games they’re playing it’s just us fans that moan about that 🤷🏻‍♂️.

9.) 12 Jun 2019 13:22:38
No problem with anyone wanting the national team do well mate, it’s not as if I want us to get pumped or anything like that lol. just very little interest in it to be honest and it’s more of an inconvenience than anything else. and the players will never complain about playing, but no coincidence at all that wee McGregor faded in the last month or so of the season, far to many games to play. a mean 69 games is unbelievable!

10.) 12 Jun 2019 14:04:01
Tbh mate most of the team faded, wither that’s down to how many games or not is up for debate. but aye it is a hell of a lot of games.
69 cracking number though 😉.



08 Jun 2019 12:49:28
Davie hay made an interesting suggestion for head of recruitment today.

Willie mcstay.
He's a man that has worked at a lot of levels in our club and seems to have an eye for a player.
What do people think of That?


1.) 08 Jun 2019 13:14:02
I noticed that myself kev I think it would be a shrewd addition to the backroom staff. The man has a wealth of football knowledge and has the clubs best interests at heart.

2.) 08 Jun 2019 13:18:53
Sounds good to me Kev, the fact he knows the club inside out is an added bonus as it probably would take the head of recruitment a while to settle into the club etc.

3.) 08 Jun 2019 13:52:36
I was also thinking that the bold Ronnie would be suited to that or DOF roll.

4.) 08 Jun 2019 14:22:25
It would be a great addition. The guy is Celtic true and true plus his time in the development sides can only be a good thing.

5.) 08 Jun 2019 15:39:04
How does he have a good eye for a player?

6.) 08 Jun 2019 19:16:23
Great shout and it would be fantastic to have that famous name back among the fold.

7.) 08 Jun 2019 22:57:11
Only worth having the name if he can do the job OAB but it's one I could get behind.

8.) 08 Jun 2019 23:54:39
I think we have to get away from this favouritism, this nepotism, this shamrock growing out of his ass, (my mother said to me once, they have found a body of a naked irishman washed up on the Clyde, I said how did they know, he was Irish, she said . ) , I mean just give the job to people if they can do the job, give it to Willie mcStay, if he can do the job and the interviewers think he can do the job.

9.) 09 Jun 2019 00:23:51
Good shout Tommy endorsed him that'll do for me.

10.) 09 Jun 2019 00:34:23
I hate it, when you type in a great, meaningful, reply, then you press the wrong button by accident, and it all gets wiped, 🥵😤😭.

{Ed033's Note - You could type it out in notepad or equivalent first and then copy and paste it into a posting form.

11.) 09 Jun 2019 09:32:11
done it so many time myself.
Worse is when halfway through a comment or post and you click on the return or send. arrrgh.



05 Jun 2019 14:14:15
Celtic Football Club today announced that it has applied for planning permission to launch a hugely exciting major re-development of its Training Centre in the East End of Glasgow.

The intended re-development of the Barrowfield site, located near to Celtic Park, would see Celtic unveil another first class training facility, including one of the largest indoor football arenas in Scotland, featuring a FIFA approved top of the range full sized artificial surface.

The new re-development will also feature a fantastic state of the art gymnasium, as well as brand new extended parking and changing facilities.

A further phase of the re-development would also see the construction of new refreshment and grandstand facilities for spectators.

The new indoor facility will allow excellent training opportunities, particularly in poor weather for the Celtic First Team. The complex will also be used by Celtic’s women’s teams and all Academy teams.

Ultimately, the new site will feature 2 full sized outdoor grass pitches, 2 first class artificial pitches, both outdoor and indoor, aswell as an outdoor warm up area.

The new development will complement Celtic's established First Team Training base at Lennoxtown, which was opened in 2007 and has been a huge success.

These new developments will further enhance the opportunities for all Club teams, offering hugely improved facilities and a brand new, first class training environment.

Sounds good.


1.) 05 Jun 2019 14:22:48
Que negative posts.

2.) 05 Jun 2019 14:59:16
Can't see one negative of this.

3.) 05 Jun 2019 17:01:04
Kev. If wanting us to spend our money on improving the first team squad is seen as negative then I am afraid I am negative.
I couldn't care less how many hotels or state of the art training facilities they want to build but it doesn't sit right with me that they can find the money for these projects whilst looking for the cheap option regarding transfers.
Last season we fell short in trying to qualify for the Champions league, giving us a better chance of getting there this season should be the clubs priority. Looking at the players we have been linked with doesn't inspire me with confidence that we will do any better in the qualifiers this year.

4.) 05 Jun 2019 17:05:40
Is there not some great quotes from tommy burns saying his biggest chalets was not letting the theee amigos see barrowfield before they signed!

Great news for the club

With the over inflated transfer market that we will never be able to afford to compete in Celtic should be seen as a centre of excellence for developing players especially young players.

5.) 05 Jun 2019 18:00:30
Gerry if you can't see how good this is for our club I truly despair for you.
This is going to improve our club at every level.
Help us bring even more of our players through.
Look at how teams like Ajax benefit form the millions they plow into this kind of thing and their youth.

6.) 05 Jun 2019 18:30:50
any reason barrowfield and not lennoxtown.

7.) 05 Jun 2019 18:59:57
Think they are going to play reserve, youth and women's games there DRB and fans will be able to attend.

8.) 05 Jun 2019 19:51:12
The first team could train at barrowfield and it's 2 mins from the park it's a no brainer and an indoor facility is the way forward. How can this be negative.

9.) 05 Jun 2019 20:02:56
This is great investment for the future, we probably won't see it's benefits for a few seasons but it will give us a better chance of bringing through our own. Great if they build a stand and we can get to watch the youths and woman regularly in comfort. Funnily enough i heard a while back something along these lines and that Scotland were looking to take up Lennoxtown and ourselves looking to be more 'CP' orientated. Could well be utter garbage and it ain't exactly a rumour but that's what was said. If true though and we have this latest development done, add to it 'another Lennoxtown' plus the Hotel, Museum and Superstore it really would be quite something. A new South stand would be the icing on the cake and although some will moan this will all ensure we stay ahead of the rest. It will bear fruits a plenty and add some much needed extra revenue each season.

10.) 05 Jun 2019 20:32:09
Kev. The point I'm making is that spending on the first team should be the priority. I don't see how Celtic should not be able to qualify for the Champions league year on year, but we constantly fail to strengthen from a position of strength. Even in the 3 treble winning seasons the quality of the football has declined in each of those seasons.
Under Ronny Deila the club tried to do everything on the cheap and it took us getting humiliated by Sevco at Hampden to convince the powers that be that something had to change. I don't want to wait until something similar happens before they wake up and smell the coffee.
As I said previously I'm not against these projects, but I would have been happier if we had paid the £5m for John McGinn first.

11.) 05 Jun 2019 21:03:34
Few points here.

1) most of the treble treble players were ronnies or lennons players

2) if you think this affects the player budget you've no idea how the club works.

3) why should we have paid 5 million for mcginn when we had a bid of under 3 million accepted?
He turned us down and has spoken about why recently.

This myth the board don't back managers needs put to bed.
Rodger got backed for 30 million before any fees (agents lawyers or signing on) were added on.
He also got a new surface he demanded and a load of improvements to Lennox town.

12.) 05 Jun 2019 22:32:20
Kev last season we played important Champions league qualifiers with 2 teenagers playing in central defence. We sold Dembele on the last day of the transfer window with no replacement, it was madness, and if we had been playing in a league of any quality it would have been disastrous.
We need to start and buy players who are better than what we have, with the odd exception this is something we have consistently failed to do over the last 6 or 7 years.
I know full well how our club works and bringing on players to sell for a profit will always be an important part of that, but it shouldn't be the only strategy.
You say Rodgers was backed with £30m, but in his time here he qualified us for 2 Champions leagues, got £20m for Dembele, got the sell on fee for Van Dijk, and got compensation when he left for Leicester, so the club is raking in the cash, and that is not taking into account the better sponsorship deals that the club got owing to his higher profile.
If we make the mistakes of last season and seasons before that, we stand a fair chance of not reaching 9 in a row far less 10, for a club with our financial advantages in Scotland that would be absolutely criminal, and I hope the club are not as complacent as you seem to be.




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20 Jun 2019 19:50:27
Think jock Brown's job title was general manager.




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20 Jun 2019 19:48:50
A player of that age and a younger one to compete with Ralston would be good.




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20 Jun 2019 19:01:26
I just seen a list of players signed by him at West Brom. Some good players on it.




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18 Jun 2019 22:28:39
GGGG that's pure nonsense. Board has got this one spot on.
This player and his agent have tried to use our club as a bargaining chip to put him down south.
The board also had to keep the fans up to date because if they hadn't the fans would have wanted to burn park head to the ground with the board in it.




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18 Jun 2019 19:56:10
I keep seeing people trying to absolve the player and saying it's all down to the agent.
Who employs the agent?
The agent can't knock back a bit without players say so.





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19 Jun 2019 14:53:10
Yes we need a director of football.




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19 Jun 2019 10:40:34
Steve you are not allowed to say it was mcginns choice to chose not to sign for Celtic.

Didn't you know it's always lawwells fault?




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19 Jun 2019 10:39:05
Same agent as Turnbull and Armstrong.




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19 Jun 2019 10:38:41
1) the tweet was the right thing to do, as if it hadn't been made the fans would have been in full revolt

2) How can it be lawwells fault if a member of staff broke the law and stole paperwork to publish on the net.




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18 Jun 2019 09:33:27
Selboy you could also argue he will be playing with better players and a team that dominates possession and attacks more.