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02 May 2019 09:58:24
One year contract extension for Sinky. Hope he celebrates it with a brace at the sheep on Saturday.

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1.) 02 May 2019 11:30:48
Delighted to hear this. Yes, he's never scaled the heady heights of his first season, but Sinky's always good for a goal and he gets us, and knows what's required.


2.) 02 May 2019 12:57:29
Another back heel against the sheep will do.


3.) 02 May 2019 14:22:30
I think it's an extension to sell him in the summer to get some money back.


4.) 02 May 2019 17:23:00
Does that mean he's contracted for the next 2 seasons? I thought he signed a 4yr deal when he joined.


5.) 03 May 2019 00:08:17
Agree Tony. Apparently Middlesborough are sniffing about. Wouldn't be surprised if Rodgers took him to Leicester as well.


6.) 03 May 2019 09:54:47
Don't think Rodgers will be taking him. He will be shopping in a much higher market I would think.


7.) 03 May 2019 13:42:36
I think Rodgers will talk about shopping in Saville Row, he will also drop into the second -hand or used shops, just like he did at Celtic . He was so pleased with his shopping, in the bargain basin in January 2018, he went public on National TV to praise himself and thank the Celtic Board .
However, Brendan's shopping spree that January was a complete disaster . I just hope Leicestr allows Brendan free rein to buy players this summer and the chances will be that Leicester will be looking for a manager who can do a job, rather than BR who talks a good game.


8.) 03 May 2019 18:59:51
Wow here we go again so much negativity around what I think is a great piece of business. Jesus guys we take up a one year extension on a guy who in my opinion has performed when ask to and has consistently proven the doubters wrong and his stats don't lie. Please just be pleased for once instead of putting a negative spin on everything the club do.

Hail, Hail we are the celtic family

The Happy Turnkey.

{Ed007's Note - Now there's a stranger! Nice to hear from you mate πŸ‘


9.) 03 May 2019 20:27:21
Thanks Ed im ok hope you are well too. Had a lot of major family stuff going on over last few months but i've been on when I can.

{Ed007's Note - I'm good, just dodging (hopping) along. Hopefully everything's OK with you now and everyone's well.}


 

 

15 Jan 2019 12:29:13
Is there any news on KT?
Been bombarded all week with the Andy Murray hip injury situation and I really hope KT doesn't have a similar problem now or in the future.

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10 Dec 2018 10:32:41
Watching the highlights again this morning and how good does it make you feel to see the team in this form? Great performances all over the pitch and superb goals.
There were a few candidates for MOM, but I was delighted in particular for Izzaguire, who linked up well so with Sinclair and had a great game.
Obviously he's keeping KT's place warm, but it's a shame we can't utilize his talent more often?

Hayes and Gamboa were recalled at Fir Park and took time to settle, but Izzy looked like he'd never been away. Was thinking maybe we could ask KT to do a 'Danny McGrain' and we could see both in the same team, but I can't see it.

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1.) 10 Dec 2018 11:03:47
Totally agree, Izzy was outstanding and was one of the best performers on Saturday.


2.) 10 Dec 2018 12:06:27
I'm sure we'll see more of Izzy over Christmas would like Tierney rested before Sevco game so he's firing. He needs the odd game off so he doesn't burn out and Izzy is more than capable domestically.


 

 

18 Feb 2018 13:21:46
Any news on Armstrong, Roberts and Griffiths? It's been a long, long time since we saw wee Paddy in particular and the three of them have missed a lot of football this season and must be bursting to get involved in the run-in.

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17 Aug 2019 09:06:35
Although this seems to be a very long Transfer Window, it's even more frustrating waiting and wondering every day for ' ' about possible new players?
Another pain is whenever the 'SPL' news is about to appear on SLY, they seem to invariably cut to a 'well timed' commercial break. Can't help thinking if we had beaten Cluj The Board would have settled for what we had, but now that we're out we have the dilemma of being an unattractive proposition to many players, so The Board will save even more money, by lowering the standards of the targets, because we are in the inferior tournament?
It would have been a timely boost after Tuesday to unveil a decent player (or two) this afternoon, but that would have been far too optimistic and sensible ha ha.

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14 Aug 2019 15:07:53
This is where I would usually ask Ed007 his advice on our transfers?
The question is - does NL name his targets and the board get them, or does the 'Head of Recruitment' obtain the players - then the manager has to incorporate them?
Last night we had several million pounds worth of defenders on the bench - but chose to ignore them.
I know Boli has had his moments and Jullien is more elusive than Compper these days, but who looked at these guys and deemed them fit, ready and suitable to play for Celtic, knowing what was at stake in these qualifiers?
Does Lennon not rate these guys after signing them; or was the manager taking a sulk because he has not (in his mind) received the full backing he was expecting?
I suppose it's all academic now, but that's twice the club has sold a prize asset, without a quality replacement during these games and it's as if they are insuring themselves against imminent CL failure because they know we have little chance of getting through.

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09 Aug 2019 19:42:12
I was very encouraged by how quick we got out the blocks in this window and the bid for Turnbull was a great sign that we were looking to go all-out to emphasize our dominance and qualify for CL.

Since then we have indeed addressed the gaps left in the defense by Boyata, Benkovic, Lustig and now KT, However, since El Hamed we have been very, very quiet; especially in the attacking and midfield department.
I appreciate attracting players may depend on CL qualification, but that's not imperative if you look in the right places and we do need to add more quality, considering Sinclair being pushed out the door and the uncertain future of Ntcham and maybe more?

I appreciate we have time left to do some business, but we have the funds available to upgrade certain areas of the team and add the class needed to keep improving. Last season we made the 'big sale' and ended the window disappointed, causing disruption and damage.
We need to end this window, better and stronger or we will regret it.

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1.) 09 Aug 2019 21:06:32
OAB I don't think ntcham going anywhere. He seems more settled than before.
Has Lennon made a deal? Give me a good season and I'll ok a move next summer?

{Ed007's Note - There'll be offers for Ntcham before the window closes and I'd say for now it's more likely that he'll leave but it isn't as 'desperate' as it was.}


2.) 09 Aug 2019 21:52:40
Just out of curiosity Ed what has changed with regards to Ntchams change of heart. There’s no doubt in the 3 or 4 appearances so far this season he’s looked a lot more hungrry and more like the player of two seasons ago. I know Lenny has had a few conversations with him just interested to know what has changed.

{Ed007's Note - I honestly don't know mate but according to someone I spoke to during the week Ntcham hasn't totally ruled out staying for another year. According to an impeccable source the rumours about Danny McGrain slagging his beard are wide of the mark.}


3.) 09 Aug 2019 23:47:55
Maybe he got some alone time with Dembele over the summer to tide him over ed007?

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05 Aug 2019 11:13:24
Slavia Prague if we get past Cluj.

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1.) 05 Aug 2019 11:26:19
I want Maribor/ Rosenborg, but it was good to avoid Young Boys who I believe was the thoughest possible team. First of all we must concentrate on Cluj and show them we are more than just long ball team😁.


 

 

20 Jul 2019 10:38:21
Apologies if this has been covered before and I missed it; but I was under the impression the seeded teams in the CL quals get to play their ties away from home first?
However, we're at home on Wed night. Anyway; I hope we see some more good business done in transfer window over the weekend to further improve.

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1.) 20 Jul 2019 11:00:19
I believe sarejavo wanted to switch as they would have issues getting visas if they were to play at Celtic park first. I could be wrong.


2.) 20 Jul 2019 13:43:53
Is that the same for this round as well?


 

 

 

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12 Aug 2019 11:04:56
Like Old Killy posted in the Banter page :- I would prefer not to deal with Leicester City at all and have them looking for 'favours' in return or opening up any business links.

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09 Aug 2019 09:38:06
We have MJ, Shved, Morgan, Hayes, Sinclair and JF; plus Eddy can play on the left if required so why would we sign another wide player?
Left back, (centre back if Simo goes) , two midfield players and another striker should balance and improve the squad - as long as it's quality additions?

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08 Aug 2019 12:50:55
We seem to bring in plenty of these 'future projects' but we rarely see them making the breakthrough and establishing themselves.
Yes, we have had great success with our own academy, but far too many of these imports end up being discarded or forgotten.

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08 Aug 2019 09:10:39
Morgan, Hayes, MJ and Shved combined will be lucky to match Sinclairs goals/ assists over a season. Like him or loathe him - he scored goals.

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26 Jul 2019 10:42:22
I'm sure we could have matched that bid (just like we did with Turnbull) ; but maybe the player showed no interest in joining us and
there's a chance he will get paid more - even in the Championship.

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18 Aug 2019 19:06:35
It's not so much a panic as dread because we have seen these signs before (more than once) , of self-inflicted damage stemming from complacency, mistakes and stubbornness.
The Board see a full trophy room and see no need for improvement.
The manager has a list of transfer targets, which we fail to sign for one reason or another and the list is whittled down in quality and quantity, until we are scrambling around on the last day trying to beg steal or borrow a bargain or loan signing; - while a prize asset is annually stripped and sold for mega-bucks.
We now struggle to meet the challenge of CL qualification, because of a mixture of poor preparation personnel wise and timing, failing to bring in the quality early enough to make an impact.
While trying to negotiate a tough schedule of games domestic and European games before players are anywhere near their best.
Then we have the recurring human error, like the managers team selection, players mistakes/ hand-ball in the box and possibly underestimating a tricky opponent because of an away 1-1 draw?

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18 Aug 2019 18:48:55
He seems to have a problem with players outside the circle of 'rust'

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18 Aug 2019 09:58:42
The warning signs have been there since the previous managers second season. Both in a tactical and personnel issues.
We have a very poor recruitment and signing strategy and far too many of the players brought in are nowhere near good enough.
The bulk of the players brought in since 2015 have been moved out, many of them after a period of stagnation or failure (Commper, Eboue, Allen, Izzy, Gamboya, De Vries and Benyu along with genuine transfers-out like Dembele, Lustig, Boyata and then there's Hendry
Lennon did not have enough confidence in Boli or Jullien to play either of them against Cluj and you can't think for a minute that he intentionally signed players that he didn't fancy or trust.
The club needs to at least act like a big club and have a proper system, where quality players are identified and pursued as-and- when required. Because at present it's a 'lucky bag' situation where we never know who or what we will get and the manager of the day has to shuffle and make-do, while depending on what little quality we are lucky to have - until they too become sellable!

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18 Aug 2019 09:36:56
It's a long way from the bullish statement of needing five players a short time ago and a worrying trend of how his ambitions and plans have been torpedoed by Lawell; who sees the KT money as the 'ransom' for not qualifying for the CL.

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17 Aug 2019 18:28:55
Obviously there was going to be a reaction to Tuesday night, but the fact that it was such a poor reaction and dire display must have a lot of people worried at the moment.
There are rumours and counter rumours bouncing around about the managers relationship with the Board regarding transfers and when you saw how disappointing Jullien was, you can understand why he is not an automatic choice - even for the amount paid for him.
After the KT sale, NL came out and said we needed 5 new players, this has since been reduced to 3 and I wouldn't be surprised if it was even less by the end of the window and not any of the players he has asked for. At the same time we have seen virtually nothing of Bayo and Shved - and I'm not even going to mention the S word.
James Forrest saved a trophy today and gave the manager another 'life bar' that he better not waste in the next two weeks?

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