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21 Aug 2019 09:56:55
I see that club Bruges are close to signing Victor Wanyama, come on Celtic get the finger out, this is a class act who can only enhance our team and. Who knows the club and the manager, surely we can match anything in terms of salary and competitions that they can.


1.) 21 Aug 2019 11:01:05
I feel the next 10 days in my opinion, will define our club for the next few years. I hope I'm wrong, but I feel we've left it too late to get the players in we really wanted, and will end up scrambling around. The latest on Melling doesn't give me hope, as it sounds as if Rosenberg qualify, he'll stay with them. Unless we pull a couple of rabbits out the hat, we could be in trouble. I still think we're stronger player for player than the Orcs, but it's going to be closer, of that there is no doubt. If there is indeed unrest in the dressing room, allied to poor tactical decisions, and underwhelming additions to the playing pool, it could get messy. The silence coming from parkhead is deafening, and I'd like to think we're about to announce something spectacular lol. Like I said, we have to get this right. Pete knows what's at stake, failure is unthinkable. HH.

2.) 21 Aug 2019 11:12:58
No we can't! He is a EPL player and commands a weekly wage that we could, nor should match.

3.) 21 Aug 2019 12:04:13
Think original poster is suggesting we match what brugge are offering rather than Tottenham Ignatius.

4.) 21 Aug 2019 13:10:45
Zagreb will pump Rosenberg anyway.

5.) 21 Aug 2019 13:26:22
I suppose it's possible that we did inquire and it never got off the ground? I only say this because it should have been a formality?



01 Apr 2019 19:49:06
This is not an April fool joke, but maybe some forum members can confirm more. I met a relative of a recently retired Irish International yesterday, who told me that no matter who is the manager next season, but it will be Lenny, that James McCarthy is comming end of June, deal already done. I know some on here have some close connections with him, any news?


1.) 01 Apr 2019 20:40:16
When has he last played a game? To me we have more than enough injury prone players. Good player but how many games does he average a season.



26 Mar 2019 10:02:53
Any News on what happened with Bayo and Boyata?


1.) 26 Mar 2019 13:26:26
Wasn't boyata personal reasons but bayo never heard a thing.

2.) 26 Mar 2019 13:48:22
Bayo only lasted 14 minutes of his international and missed the second game completely mally.

3.) 26 Mar 2019 14:05:25
Cheers kev missed that 👍👍.



16 Jan 2019 18:38:34
Nitcham off to Porto, I think it's ok, apart from one or two efforts, he threw in the towel when Dembelle left, big money plus Mbemba, would be a great deal, no messing about, just get it done.


1.) 16 Jan 2019 18:59:58
Not for me the bhoys going to be a star.

2.) 16 Jan 2019 19:22:32
Ntcham is quality. He is taking a bit of time to get up to full speed following injury and the emergence of Christie. I'm shocked at the attitude of fellow fans towards him leaving. For his age he has done very well for us and carried the midfield at times. There is not another player like him in Scotland, fact. I would say he will leave for a record transfer in Scottish football in a few years if we get him fit, playing regularly and doing it in Europe. I wonder how many fans calling for a swap with Mbemba have ever seen Mbemba play?

3.) 16 Jan 2019 19:45:05
Good post Buster. I'd like us to keep Ntcham as he's a quality young centre mid. But every player has their price. As for Mbemba, I always remember him popping up in these best young talents articles etc. but I wasn't impressed with what I saw at Newcastle. Still young though.

4.) 16 Jan 2019 19:58:26
It this true or just the same Porto rumour?

5.) 16 Jan 2019 20:27:42
Got to agree Kev, it’s as simple as that the bhoy is going to be a star and as buster said when fully match fit he will grow into controlling the strings in the centre of the park. Sky is the limit for Ntcham.

6.) 16 Jan 2019 20:38:17
Couldn't disagree more Malika, the guy's going to be top drawer and a few bad games won't change that. He was the main man in midfield last season and he made everything tick. I'd play him and McGregor and him together with Christie in the No. 10 position at least until Tam comes back from the Asian Cup. A wee run of games alongside a guy who's been consistency personified all season will bring out the best in him rather than playing next to Brown who's arguably been equally as poor in recent weeks.

7.) 16 Jan 2019 20:45:48
Ed hit the nail on the head. He's been playing beside brown who's touch has gone and passes have been horrendous. So Ntcham has had to cover or recover and drop deeper than he would like.

8.) 16 Jan 2019 21:32:15
Toprig there’s no way you can blame Brown for Ntcham’s poor form. I’m a big Ntcham fan but his form leading up to the game against that lot was poor that’s why he found himself on the bench for a few games. The guy is bound to have a dip in form he can’t be outstanding every game but I’m not having that this was down to playing beside Broony.

9.) 16 Jan 2019 21:50:17
I would go with the theory that Brown makes Ntcham not play to his full potential, I don't know, maybe there is a place for Brown in midfield now, in a sort of Nobby Stiles role, but I think his age has caught up with him now and he holds the team back.

10.) 16 Jan 2019 22:15:18
Ntcham must be a good player, if he wasn't the MSSM wouldn't bother trying to upset him and create doubt in his mind and in the minds of gullible supporters .
We would be better supporting NtCham and encourage him to play at the height of his ability more often.

11.) 16 Jan 2019 22:26:41
Nitcham will be top drawer if he puts in the work.
To say playing with brown has made nitcham poor is just utter nonsense.
Nitcham didn’t try a leg in the sevco game and hid the whole second half, at least brown put himself about, wasn’t his best game but brown never hides.

12.) 16 Jan 2019 23:37:10
Ntcham is too inconsistant to be a top drawer player. Take what we can get for him now and move on.
He looks good when he has plenty of time on the ball, but away from home when he gets closed down quicker or playing against good opponents, he struggles to play a first time ball accurately. Most plays stop with him giving the ball away needlessly.
I also feel that sometimes he is not up for the fight and he can put more effort in.

13.) 16 Jan 2019 23:58:21
I think Ntcham and McGregor would work a treat in the middle better than Brown and Ntcham. Both rangy passers and both a goal threat too. Agree everyone has their price another season to prove his worth wouldn't be too bad but sell if he's only going to play second fiddle especially if the price quoted is right. But take it with a pinch of salt as it's all likely unsettling tactics.

14.) 17 Jan 2019 01:08:15
There is a player in Ntcham and we have seen glimpses of it but his attitude doesn't look right at times. If that can't be fixed and Porto are offering serious cash then sell but only if the money is reinvested in the playing squad.

15.) 17 Jan 2019 09:54:07
There may be a player in nitcham but is he the guy u want in the trenches. The games against hibs and rangers in particular he was shocking. He doesn't look like a guy who wants to be there. Yes he is quality but Personally l would take a good offer as l think if it does come he would want to go.

16.) 17 Jan 2019 10:42:45
Ntcham has played about 10 good games for us. Find him good when it's going good but when we have to dig in he goes missing.

17.) 17 Jan 2019 11:25:38
It wasn't about not hiding, or trying his best, it was the fact he was there instead of McGregor, he disturbed the Feng Shui of the whole midfield, with Brown in midfield he takes over a role, or a position that McGregor or Ntcham would have been interpreting to a much better advantage, but because Brown is more senior and is seen as the 'beating heart' of the team, he is given too much deference by his teammates where as the opposition don't hold him in such high esteem, and they exploit his weaknesses whereas a younger Brown would have brushed them aside, it's called getting old, you always think you are just as fit and effective as you were when you were twenty three, but you're not, you're older and more experienced, but slower, someday you just got to accept it, c'est la vie.

18.) 17 Jan 2019 16:14:26
Aindoh who is Feng Shui? Not another loan signing today I hope?

19.) 18 Jan 2019 00:40:58
I may have said this before but I think Ntcham brings a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to our midfield.



23 Dec 2018 13:55:01
James McCarthy and Omar Niasse both available on loan from Everton, take both of them asap.


1.) 23 Dec 2018 15:29:37
We don't need McCarthy and he is more injury prone than our entire squad.

2.) 23 Dec 2018 17:34:40
McCarthy broke his leg earlier this year making a last ditch tackle would hardly call that injury prone.

3.) 23 Dec 2018 19:06:43
Not including his broken leg, he has had about 7 injuries at Everton causing him to miss 10games on average each time, he has been at Everton 3/ 4years now. I would say that's injury prone.

4.) 23 Dec 2018 22:20:48
That right ice man?

Ok here goes.

2010/ 11 Oct 23rd - jan 10th. 79 days

2014/ 15 Nov 9th - jan 31st. 27 days hamstring

2016/ 17 Aug 23rd - Oct 5th. 43 days groin

2016/ 17 Dec 19th- jan 7th. 19 days

2016/ 17 Mar 24th - June 30th 98 days

2017/ 18 Aug 11th - Oct 17th 67 days

2017/ 18 Oct 25th - Dec 26th 62 days

Then less that a month later breaks his leg making a last ditch tackle on Jan 20th.

{Ed007's Note - If you got that from transfermarkt I doubt it's accurate, but if you're into that have a look at Scott Browns over the same period and he hasn't had a DOUBLE leg break....


Tom Rogic:


Leigh Griffiths:


James Forrest:


All seem to be as 'injury prone' as James McCarthy.......

And even KT has had 3 spells out this year injured:


Maybe time to cash in on him if he's starting to miss so long?

5.) 23 Dec 2018 22:54:08
Jeez Dr Kev. You got the guys whole medical history there. 😂Sounds like some bull there to me. 206 days missed with hamstring injuries I ain't buying it. Look I'm not doubting the guy has had his fair share of injuries but imo I think he'd be a great addition to our squad and could well replace Brown providing he stays injury free 😉.

6.) 23 Dec 2018 23:44:40
In fact big Sam said he was mentally scarred by his injury record and how often he injured the same area.

7.) 23 Dec 2018 23:32:32
Rumours on balotelli. Any news ed.

{Ed007's Note - Brexit is a farce and the Gatwick drone is a false flag.}

8.) 23 Dec 2018 23:40:03
Ed I have been quite vocal about how often rogic is injured, as have you.
Forrest was certainly an injury prone player until the last few years.
Griffiths with the exception of what he is going through I'd say he's becoming injury prone as well.
Even Scott Brown a lot of people were saying he was to injury prone until Rogers came in.

I did get that info from transfer market but there is no way anyone can say McCarthy doesn't break down regularly.
I think wilshere is a great player but wouldn't sign him for same reason.

{Ed007's Note - My point is every player misses games with niggling injuries throughout the season - take out McCarthy's double leg break and his injury record is no worse than some of our star players. Most of Jack Wilshere's 'injuries' were cover ups for failed drug tests.}

9.) 24 Dec 2018 10:59:12
Talking of Injury prone players Andy Carrol Wtf?!

{Ed001's Note - that is a man who missed over a year because he fell off a bar stool drunk at a casino owned by Derek Llambias. And when I say drunk, I mean absolutely blind drunk and it was less than 48 hours before a game. Almost all, if not all, of his injuries can be traced back to the effects of his heavy drinking.}

10.) 24 Dec 2018 13:44:03
I still say get him signed just for the nights out! 😂.

11.) 24 Dec 2018 14:13:53
Silly boy wonder if players like that ever look back in regret at what they could have done! On his day he’s unplayable sadly that’s once every 3/ 4 years.

{Ed007's Note - With the money in the modern game I doubt many of them will.}

12.) 24 Dec 2018 16:57:14
Just send us up all the junkies and alkies I'm sure Super Slipper could use them.

13.) 25 Dec 2018 09:44:27
Scotzine story linking us with loan for McCartney today 😂 I can't see it with Nir back from injury we have too many players in that position as it is and it's not an area we need to waste money on.




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02 Sep 2019 16:33:40
Woke up this morning feeling great and thinking Big Victor, Taylor and Turnbull in today, what a great week, starting to think I might have been dreaming, lol.


1.) 02 Sep 2019 16:50:32
You were having a nightmare with regards to Turnbull as he's nowhere near good enough for us😂😂.



30 Aug 2019 08:41:18
So Eddy had a bit of cramp last night, Sack the Manager, the amount and type of abuse on the live chat last night was in my opinion was unforgivable and I would urge those keyboard warriors to think just a little before they start or just stay away.


1.) 30 Aug 2019 11:33:19
Malika20 I'd suggest there are some on this forum who would be happy to see Celtic lose on sunday as it would start their sack Lennon cause again. It goes without saying they'll deny wanting us to get beat but I wouldn't buy it.

2.) 30 Aug 2019 14:34:00
Jim I would suggest that you are a complete pie to suggest that any Celtic fan would like to see Celtic Lose at Snake mountain.

3.) 30 Aug 2019 16:49:39
Big d I don’t doubt it for a minute we live in a new age of football fans with keyboard supporters. Look at the over the top reaction to Cluj it kicked off some amount of vitriol towards the manager from some celtic fans. People who go to games or used to go would never want beat but some people support celtic who love a drama more and hate Lennon too much that they would be delighted to have a go at him and say I told you so. I wouldn’t call them fans but they mascarade as fans to post some garbage and vent their garbage.



26 Aug 2019 15:37:30
Big Victor won't be comming,65k a week and a 5 year deal, how can we compete? and how can they pay that kind of money, we are head and shoulders ahead of them in all departments.


1.) 26 Aug 2019 16:41:31
They've sold over 50m worth of players. Largely to Villa.



17 Jun 2019 20:04:30
Some of the Lads on here were right about the Benkovic loan, I thought it was a no brainer that he would be back, but Man Utd signing Harry Maguire puts an end to that, we will need to identify a sign a new one very soon.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 20:23:36
Not necessarily, apparently Leicester are looking for a CB to directly replace MacGuire as they feel Benkovic is not ready for EPL.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 22:34:08
Lewis Dunk of Brighton is apparently their first choice to replace McGuire.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 22:43:12
Aren't they meant to be signing Dunk from Brighton to replace Maguire.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 23:01:29
MacGuire is vastly overated.



05 Jun 2019 11:08:14
Wouldn't you think it would just be a nod of the head from our former manager if Benkovic was coming back for another season, I sort of thought that this would be the first bit of news released, any thoughts?


1.) 05 Jun 2019 12:33:32
Not as simple as that. Given the speculation regarding Harry McGuire, Leicester will wait until the window is closing before deciding on Benkovic as they won’t want to be left short, which in turn means we are either hanging on to see whether Leicester need him or move to an alternative target and get them in early doors for the CL qualifiers.

2.) 05 Jun 2019 13:04:35
You would think that it would be very straight forward, especially with Boyata leaving, but it might be that NL prefers a permanent signing of his own? Benkovic was kinda frozen out these past weeks.

3.) 05 Jun 2019 17:51:00
I think Celtic weren't wanting to run the risk of sending Benkovic back to Leicester with an injury OAB.




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31 Jul 2019 09:50:43
Chris, I was afraid that we had signed another sick note, bit I think your assessment is correct, there's Defoe a decent player in there, was much more happy after last nights performance.




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10 Jul 2019 20:14:41
That's a solid signing if we get him, he's dependable, strong, no nonsense, a good addition.




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23 Jun 2019 16:44:01
He won't be coming to us, but I watched Brazil v Peru last night on Eir Sport and he was world class never mind his age,




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29 May 2019 16:18:37
Some sites saying that Commons is joining the coaching staff? Can't see it, his wife would love it.




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25 May 2019 18:29:30
Great news on a Great Day, no safer pair of hands to take us to the 10.





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06 Oct 2019 17:39:24
Give it a rest, you had your day and your say.




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28 Sep 2019 10:11:38
I think Lenny rates Griff, not that it matters but I rate Griff, he is a natural goal scorer, a great dead ball man and he never stops, don’t write him off, when he’s fit he will be there.




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27 Sep 2019 10:13:42
Nice to hear you say that Malkybhoy, you weren’t the only one but certainly one of the most vociferous, so it’s good to hear you back in the ranks.
We are on our way to the 10, Mr Neil Lennon former Player, Captain, Coach and current Manager has started us off on the way by Winning the first 3 titles on this run, by winning the 8th on this run and he will bring us 9 and 10 with a few bumps along the way, but he will deliver, he always has, this is the type of person who truly deserves to be called a Legend, in the days when this word is used to freely, it is not used enough in the description of our current manager.




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26 Sep 2019 09:30:36
Right On Pud, and while I appreciate that this forum is open to all commentators it is noticeable that the screaming and shouting brigade have mellowed, most of them will not post again this season as we only see them when they perceive that something can go wrong.
I really don’t get if they are Celtic fans or just keyboard warriors.




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06 Sep 2019 21:54:07
Just watching Afolabi come on as a sub for Ireland u21's he is a striker, hustle and bustle in and around the box, he going to do good things for Celtic.