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06 Apr 2021 09:20:46
I saw a rumour that we're interested in Kristijan Lovric. We were linked with him last season as well so it would definitely fall into the category of a "club signing" but probably one that would please a lot of the fans if the incoming manager was on board with it. He's 25, Croatian international, can play either wing and has excellent delivery from set pieces. He's been at Gorica for 3 seasons now so not the highest level but has 44 goals and 21 assists in 90 games which is impressive.


1.) 06 Apr 2021 10:43:30
Have we not had enough Lawells to last us a lifetime?

2.) 06 Apr 2021 11:13:02
Definitely Magicpole but there's a difference between a Lawwell ego signing and taking advantage of prudent scouting. I'd be surprised if it came to anything but it's the sort of profile I'd love to see this summer; International players who are flying at their clubs, full of confidence and hungry to make the step up.

3.) 06 Apr 2021 11:30:35
Kevbhoy, it's more media nonsense. We don't have a head of recruitment, we don't have a manager and our new CEO hasn't started yet so unless it's the tea lady doing the deal I wouldn't be getting too excited just now. HH.

4.) 06 Apr 2021 12:10:55
It would definitely be a surprise if it happened Besty but, like I said, it's the type of player profile I'll be hoping for once the appropriate people are in place. We've had too many hopeful punts over the past few years.

5.) 06 Apr 2021 14:28:24
Paper talk and as mentioned, unless it's the tea lady it's made up crap.

6.) 06 Apr 2021 15:16:35
I would like to thank surely Celtic have learned the lesson about signing players without the manager or perhaps the DoF okaying it and IF we do bring in a player without a manager being announced I would hope that we have some one sorted for the position as manager and he has agreed to the signing WE certainly don't want to go back to the PL mentality as far as players signing goes surely we have learned that lesson if nothing else.

7.) 06 Apr 2021 15:38:24
Magicpole how can you confidently say its paper talk when you were having a meltdown in the above thread about paper talk.

8.) 06 Apr 2021 18:19:49
He certainly can't DC because it was on a Celtic fan page lol.

9.) 07 Apr 2021 00:35:57
I am not saying the story is true but just because Lawwell is leaving and Hammond has left, does not mean we have stopped looking at players and that we can't move for a player if the opportunity arises.

John Kennedy said as much the other day.

10.) 07 Apr 2021 10:59:12
Exactly LAW. It would be crazy to throw months or years of scouting in the bin just because Nick Hammond has left. The key is making sure the new DOF or manager like what's presented to them rather than just charging on and signing players.

11.) 07 Apr 2021 11:47:50
DC you are right. We don't know anything. Not a single thing. I was having a meltdown not because of the papers, but what came out of Strachan's mouth. That was clear it's not in the bag. As for anything else going on, you're right. We sometimes choose what we wish is true to believe. I think we all need to knock that on the head.



24 Mar 2021 23:01:26
Saw a rumour tonight that Liverpool are interested in Edouard and might try to offer Origi as part of a swap. Don't know if I'd be too keen on Origi tbh but could definitely see us asking about somebody like Davies if something like that was to be on the cards.


1.) 25 Mar 2021 07:36:51
Absolutely no chance of a club like Liverpool coming in for him IMO. He’s still too inconsistent in the Scottish league for a club that size to be interested.
Everyone with eyes could see VVD was a Rolls Royce of a player yet the English snobbery meant the very top sides wouldn’t go near until he had proved himself with Southampton in their league 1st.
You could argue they shopped in Championship for a defender but realistically he’s played zero minutes so it’s hardly a ringing endorsement they would sign out with top leagues again. I think striker wise top clubs are reluctant to take a gamble on project signings.
Tierney going to Arsenal is about the only player leaving Scotland directly to big club to play in 1st team that I can remember in last decade or more and that is a 6th-8th best side not the really Elite sides.
I think he is almost certainly going to end up at Leicester with that Judas in the summer.

2.) 25 Mar 2021 08:23:50
As well as letting us down for large parts of the season, he has also let his own reputation and value slide; because big clubs are not only looking for quality players, but players whose attitude and work ethic is 100% and they are an asset to the dressing room.
I think everyone can see that Eddy is nowhere near the player that established himself as The Moose's replacement and a £40m player.

3.) 25 Mar 2021 08:54:27
I don't think there's anything in it either GGGG but at the same time, who would you rather have to pick from? Origi or Eddy? I just thought it was interesting that the article mentioned a straight swap but IMO Edouard is definitely better already and has lots of potential to improve further.

4.) 25 Mar 2021 08:57:47
GGGG I don't really take anything from this rumour as it was from a click bait article. But Liverpool are skint and will need to be creative in refreshing their squad. Eddy is a cracking player and has became flat playing in our league. All it takes is a good U21 Euros and many big clubs will be after him.

5.) 25 Mar 2021 10:08:11
All of the high transfer signings who have left Celtic have done well.

VVD - now one of the top defenders in the world.
Wanyama - was doing great until he started getting injury problems.
Tierney - now one of the top full back in the premiership.
Armstrong - took a while to settle but has shown that he is good enough for the EPl.
Dembele - now playing for one of the best teams in Europe at the moment (not one of the biggest but that will come I am sure of it)
Forster - Had an amazing clean sheet record at SOuthampton and then got injured and has struggled to get back in the team every since. Not sure why as he is a top class goalie and proved he can play at that level.

So I'm not sure I agree that Edouard would be a risk. I reckon someone could buy him for 15-25 million, which is not a high fee for top teams in England and I am confident he would deliver.

While Edouard has yet to show the consistency of Dembele he actually has more to his game and more potential, in my opinion. I am confident that under the right system and right coaching he will go on to perform at the highest level as he has so much ability.

6.) 25 Mar 2021 10:11:08
Origi is far too good a player to play in our league and he is probably on £80k per week.

7.) 25 Mar 2021 10:49:38
Origi is on Upwards of £60k a week.

This rumour is shear rubbish.

8.) 25 Mar 2021 16:53:45
Lennon at work I have no doubt Edouard is capable of tearing it up there like many ex players have in the past. My point is more about the snobbery of the Elite BPL teams who don’t rate the league and rarely sign our players until they have proven it at another BPL club 1st.
C.V. impacting a lot of clubs finances might see a change this post season you never know but I’d be surprised if he wasn’t Leicester bound or goes to a Villa, Leeds etc.



28 Jan 2021 22:49:42
I've seen us linked with O'Donnell today. For me it might not actually be a bad move. He'll be desparate to make the Euros squad so will give 110% every game and come next year he would be decent back-up if we bring in a new starting RB.


1.) 29 Jan 2021 08:34:42
He is no where near the level required. He is part of one of the worst defenses in the league.

2.) 29 Jan 2021 09:31:41
110% of not particularly good isn’t what we need.

3.) 29 Jan 2021 15:14:49
He's looked good enough any time I've seen him recently which was only for Scotland. Don't keep tabs on Motherwell at all tbh so if I've got the wrong impression then fair enough.

4.) 29 Jan 2021 16:21:36
Kev, O’Donnnell is a solid enough right back. Nothing spectacular but a decent enough player. And the fact we can get an international right back for nothing would make it a good deal in my eyes.



18 Jan 2021 13:39:11
Lennon has just confirmed that another one of the guys self-isolating has tested positive. First and foremost we wish them a fully and speedy recovery. However, I am genuinely getting close to my wit's end with this shambles. We're an absolute caricature of what we were 2/ 3 seasons ago. Abysmal on the field, abysmal off it. We're a complete and utter laughing stock. I didn't even bother watching the Livi game because I just knew.


1.) 18 Jan 2021 13:49:34
Now you can see why hibs wanted testing, shambles of a club. Lennon also saying it was his decision to go not lawells. Enough is enough.

2.) 18 Jan 2021 14:00:15
It was a player who was already isolating tbf Willie so don't think there was much for Hibs to complain about. It's just another thing on top of everything else though. One of the Rangers guys in work actually said to me the other day "You've turned into us" and he wasn't even looking for a bite. He looked genuinely deadpan and surprised as he said it.

3.) 18 Jan 2021 14:00:43
So is there close contact's and if no why not?

4.) 18 Jan 2021 14:16:00
That's why the tracing is in place Willie the player was isolating and the SFA have protocols in place which were followed and said no to further testing.

5.) 18 Jan 2021 17:56:05
I can't understand why he is bringing other clubs into this. When they have said nothing just alienate more people. Hold your hands up say sorry we made a mistake move on he is the manager for now he should have made sure of social distancing when they were there not any other club. Saying Hamilton and St Johnston have small dressing rooms does not do anything to justify Dubai or to help Scottish football.

6.) 18 Jan 2021 19:42:57
he's saying at parkhead the players can't be in the same dressing room its got to be split in to 2 dressing rooms but when we go to other grounds our full squad and coaches ect are in 1 dressing which will be a lot smaller to ours at parkhead.

7.) 18 Jan 2021 21:25:16
Point I was making is why bring any other club into this?

8.) 18 Jan 2021 21:49:06
to highlight the protocols are a load of pish.

9.) 18 Jan 2021 22:01:19
tony2bhoy probably because every other in Scotland who have been affected with the C.V. and had their games cancelled don’t get slaughtered to the extent we do. Celtic went to Dubai on January 3rd and now 15 days on they are still being persecuted.

10.) 19 Jan 2021 21:37:04
Yeah I understand he was making a point I just think naming teams doesn't help And I think he should have ran what he was going to say by someone before he said it. Why alienate everyone when everyone is not saying things about him or the club. Going for the people who said things I get but we are starting to sound like Sevco (no one likes us we don't care ) Protect the club and the name of the club I agree with just don't bring other people into it.

11.) 20 Jan 2021 09:01:03
Difference is we didn't have to go Dubai and Hamilton can't do anything about the size of changing rooms.



03 Oct 2020 21:22:10
"We'll probably see a lot of movement over the weekend" was the quote from NL the other night. It's been a bit too quiet for my liking today but I'm still holding out hope that we'll get one or two deals done.


1.) 04 Oct 2020 09:30:25
Kevbhoy i like your faith / hope but can't see quality at this stage come in and its quality we need but never say never its midnght deadline morra so let's wait and see.

2.) 04 Oct 2020 09:31:31
Apparently, Aiden McGeady and Beram Kayal are keen to return.

3.) 04 Oct 2020 10:54:42
Bring them home I say! As long as they bring Izzy with them 😂.

4.) 04 Oct 2020 12:16:49
There won't be any deals.




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07 Apr 2021 18:19:58
I'll hold my hands up and say my knowledge of the relationship between DOF and Head Coach is fairly wooly but it's my understanding that, generally, the DOF ranks higher than the Head Coach. If that's the case, any talk of letting Eddie Howe pick his own man for DOF must surely be taken with a massive pinch of salt. I can't think of any other job where you could essentially handpick your own gaffer.


1.) 07 Apr 2021 18:48:20
agree kev. it should be the club who pick the DOF some one who will want to be here for a wile and build something with the club.

2.) 07 Apr 2021 20:23:50
Agree but the dof and manager have to be on the same page or we'll end up with a jock brown jansen scenario.

3.) 07 Apr 2021 21:55:27
I've said this already bhoys but, for me, the DOF should be selected first and have a long-term plan of how all the football operations at the club will work, particularly the style of play from the kids right upto the first team.

The club should then draw up a shortlist of coaches who will fit into that ethos so that even after the manager leaves, it's only a coach/ manager that's being replaced and not the wholesale change you would have if a D. O. F was not in place.

If Eddie Howe or any other potential candidate is even suggesting who the D. O. F. should be, the conversation should end there and we should move on and talk to an alternative candidate.

4.) 08 Apr 2021 00:31:40
What Pedro said is exactly what we should be doing. Get a system in place with continuity.



01 Apr 2021 20:25:59
If Eddie Howe is going to be the new manager I'd be very excited. He seems to have a similar approach to management as Rodgers and has a lot of good experience already. I accept the concerns that he's an unknown quantity when it comes to the immense pressure of managing Celtic but there's only one way to find out how he'd cope. His win % doesn't jump off the page but I'd love to see any manager achieve much better with a club like Bournemouth in the PL.


1.) 01 Apr 2021 20:42:39
Here is something to conside Kev, Bournemouth had the 8th highest net spend over a 5 year period, so I would say they underperformed for the money they spent.

2.) 01 Apr 2021 21:59:26
There's a huge difference from what he has done before, with the vast amount of cash at his disposal, to the expectation and must-win every game mentality at Celtic, especially after such a car crash season.

3.) 01 Apr 2021 22:14:46
this guy was once tipped for the arsenal job and future england manager.

{Ed007's Note - Aren't you thinking of Mark "The Bread Man" Warburton?}

4.) 01 Apr 2021 22:18:26
I'm aware they spent plenty of money LAW but I also reckon there's a premium even for getting average PL players to sign for a club like Bournemouth.

5.) 01 Apr 2021 22:20:09
no not that numpty ed.

{Ed007's Note - 😁

6.) 01 Apr 2021 22:30:13
LAW Fulham spent 150 million a couple of seasons back and got relegated

I personally think this guy is made for us, he plays the way we love. If our young players are good enough he will play them, he is a young hungry coach. I really don't see what us not to like about this appointment, I would hazard a guess he has probably been offered a good few jobs down South, so for him to be apparently coming to us speaks volumes about the man himself. It tells me it's not money that is motivating him, for me that is really important. If he gets the right team around him and we the fans give him the time I'm sure this can be a successful appointment.

I know it isn't done yet and with us we should never count our chickens, this now has the look that it's all but announced the way it is being reported. Get him in, get him started. Move out the one's that want out and get stuff done early for next season.



30 Mar 2021 15:37:13
I'm 100% sure the player Besty was talking about coming back to haunt us in Europe that was getting confused with Guidetti on the Podcast was Jo Inge Berget. Done my head in for ages trying to remember his name.


{Ed007's Note - 👍👍 Great shout, Kev. He scored twice against us for Malmo.}

1.) 30 Mar 2021 15:49:21
Oops, my mistake. lol HH.

2.) 30 Mar 2021 16:36:08
There's been so many duds it can be hard to keep track of them all!

3.) 30 Mar 2021 18:50:36
True Kevbhoy lol HH.



28 Mar 2021 11:29:27
Well done on another cracking podcast last night guys! In terms of the Lewis Ferguson question, I think there's nobody better to take him under their wing than Scott Brown so do you think there could be a possibility of buying him and loaning him back to Aberdeen next season?


{Ed007's Note - Thanks, Kev. It's a no from me, if we sign Ferguson get him in our squad.}

1.) 28 Mar 2021 12:17:41
Fair enough Ed. Can definitely see the benefits of that if we get a manager who can develop him properly. Either way I'd be all for getting him in.

{Ed007's Note - Me too, Kev.}

2.) 28 Mar 2021 12:37:03
And on the subject of family allegiances; I've worked with Scott Brown's old man and he didn't come across as overly fond of Celtic lol so for me it doesn't make a difference.

{Ed007's Note - That won't be an issue for the Ferguson family, Kev.

3.) 28 Mar 2021 13:22:45
Personally i don’t think he’s that good, the majority of the time I’ve seen him, he’s either getting booked or sent off . I can’t see how it would improve the team going forward, the same goes for Alan Campbell . To improve we surely have to be looking at a better calibre of player than these two . I’ve seen quite a few people putting forward Campbell, so basically to we look to Motherwell to get our centre midfield pairing . We will be fighting to win back our title this season, we need to make a statement with our signings to show we mean business . The Sevconians will definitely sign more players now they are champions, and we will need to show our mettle to try and get it back . 20 odd points is quite a deficit to make up when we are losing 50-60% of the first team.

4.) 28 Mar 2021 13:54:11
I am in agreement with you Quinn, really do not rate him as a footballer.

He is good at putting the boot in but that is not what Celtic need when you see how our team get refereed.

I will ask my questions again as they are valid when we are talking about Ferguson.

1. How much do you think he would cost us if they wanted 5 million for that donkey McKenna?

2. Whose position would he take? McGregor? Turnbull? Soro?

5.) 28 Mar 2021 14:29:16
Surely if we have learnt nothing from this season it is we need strength in position all over the team. U said who's position would he take but what happens if any of those u mention get a serious injury like forest did this season. So are we to go into the new season with just mcgregor, soro and turnbull? Ferguson for me would be a great addition to the squad and provide great competition in the midfield.

6.) 28 Mar 2021 14:41:07
Being honest he's never really stood out for me likes a wee kick. ad beooking fir better and this has nothing to do with the kids family, couldn't care less I just don't think he's what we need young turnbull is far superior. slightly different position but no for me.

7.) 28 Mar 2021 14:58:59
@Ter - I agree that we need strength in depth but we actually have loads of depth in that position.

N'tcham, Rogic, Henderson, Bitton, Robertson, Shaw and Connell.

The reason I asked two questions was to highlight that unless you thought he was going to be in the starting XI, then we would be paying a lot of money for someone to warm our bench.

Personally, if we are going to be spending big money bringing in a midfielder I would want them to be better than what we have and going straight in to the first team. However, this is not an area I would be tackling in the summer as we have plenty of cover and strength here and other positions, more in need of attention.

This summer is going to be a massive rebuild for us with people leaving and contracts ending. Therefore, I think it is important we focus on the areas that need it like GK, LB, RB, CB, Wingers and strikers.

We are going to be bringing in at least 8 players in summer if we want to address the deficiencies in our team and add cover.

p. s. I reckon Aberdeen would want somewhere in the region of 3 million or upwards for him. I personally do not think he is good enough to warrant that kind of fee.

8.) 28 Mar 2021 14:45:05
I agree with you Ter. We need a strong squad to compete on all fronts and help when we lose players to injury or suspension. I think he'd be a good addition and he's got a strong mentality. He's a bit rash and hot-headed but so was Brown when we signed him (and for about 10 years after) . I haven't seen any of Campbell so can't really comment on him.

9.) 28 Mar 2021 17:45:42
LAW, of the seven players you've named;-
* 3 will hopefully be away in the Summer - Rogic, Bitton and Ntcham
* 3 are untested youngsters who are not showing any signs of getting anywhere near a start in the first team
* 1 is still to join us.

We need a squad of players whether that's Ferguson, Campbell or others as there will be plenty existing stage right.

10.) 28 Mar 2021 18:04:09
You may be right Pedro and if that happens then, yes we will need to bring someone in.

However, my point still stands, does Ferguson make the first XI before Turnbull, McGregor or Soro? If not do you want to blow a lot of money on someone who is going to be on the bench or would you prefer to spend the money elsewhere?

11.) 28 Mar 2021 19:44:15
For me LAW he could go straight into the team. Of the guys u named above apart from Shaw who is unseen l think he is every bit as good or better in most cases.

12.) 28 Mar 2021 22:29:54
You think he is better than McGregor, Turnbull and Soro?



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11 Apr 2021 17:12:47
I'd love for him to throw down a proper statement of intent. An ambition of reaching the Europa League final within 5 years, something tangible like that.




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10 Apr 2021 12:34:19
I think Kennedy is intelligent enough to realise that he won't be getting the job full-time anyway.




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09 Apr 2021 08:56:06
I agree with you UI, sorting the defence is going to be a massive task in the summer and will take up most of our budget. Josh King is a funny one. He's only really had a couple of very good seasons in his whole career - scoring 16 and 12. That doesn't seem like a lot but for Bournemouth who aren't one of the big boys, don't get far in the cups or play in Europe, that's pretty impressive. He also has a strike rate of 1 in 3 for Norway which is very good. For me, it's a bit like Sinclair; he'd be teaming up with a manager who gets the best from him and it could potentially just click perfectly. The fact that Klimala and Ajeti don't look up to it also means I'd be inclined to keep Griff and a big unit like King could be the perfect partner for him.




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08 Apr 2021 12:22:45
Hopefully Ed because it's quite obvious he's got talent but he only shows it in brief glimpses.


{Ed007's Note - I thought the lack of a preseason was affecting him and he would get fitter as the year went on but it just never happened, I do think there's a player in there tgough.}



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08 Apr 2021 12:01:31
"One of the worst human beings he's ever come across". Wow, that's a pretty grim assessment to make of any person Ed. Are there any teams sniffing about who'd be willing to let us recoup a % of our outlay for him?


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11 Apr 2021 15:25:53
Paul, Dembele and Edouard are probably the 2 best strikers we've had since Larsson so as much as their huffing and puffing can be frustrating, there's some serious talent to be had.




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11 Apr 2021 12:34:54
He's in holiday mode Mally. He already knows he's guaranteed to go to the U21 Euros or Olympics and with only one season left he knows there will be loads of clubs wanting him.




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08 Apr 2021 17:55:04
Won't catch you live tonight Ed but look forward to listening back!


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08 Apr 2021 15:01:32
Degsy, I can't see there being any realistic scenario where Eddie Howe would have the power to decide to just take a DOF with him if he left. And even if he did, what club would be willing to sack whoever they currently have to replace them with Howe's mate? A DOF would likely play a big part in making the decision for any club to take Howe away from Celtic in the first place so it would be nuts if that DOF then got sacked in order for it to happen.




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08 Apr 2021 08:15:17
Did anyone actually think he'd want to take over this season?