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04 Apr 2021 08:03:32
If Eddie Howe is appointed the talk is he'll be looking to sign the Captain of Bournemouth, CB, Steve Cook on a free.

I'd be very happy if he also went for their GK, Begovic.


1.) 04 Apr 2021 11:21:41
Cook is 29 and we need a cb.

{Ed007's Note - He's 30 in two weeks time.}

2.) 04 Apr 2021 17:58:25
Could be his likely choice as captain too if signed. Might make McGregor consider his future if a club comes calling.

3.) 04 Apr 2021 17:53:34
If he’s free Ed I don’t see an issue with that, realistically we only get 3-4 years max out of these guys anyway. No resale value isn’t a problem if they’re free.

{Ed007's Note - I didn't really mean anything by it, Steph I was just pointing it out. Isn't there some debate about whether his contract expires in the summer now?}

4.) 04 Apr 2021 21:25:21
Cook has confirmed tonight he signed a contract extension in 2019 with Bournemouth and he isn’t out of contract at the end of the season.
The keeper Begovic has apparently also signed a contract extension behind the scenes.

5.) 04 Apr 2021 23:24:34
Just looking at Howe’s transfers over the years, almost every player he has signed me current value is much less than when he signed them.
Understand if it’s guys he bought in their late 20’s and now in the twilight of their careers would be worth next to nothing but this list is alarming.

Eddie Howe Stats

6.) 06 Apr 2021 16:46:51
Ah rite I see Ed. Aye I seen that too. It’s funny season the now.

{Ed007's Note - Aye it's hilarious mate 😉



09 Mar 2021 09:25:24
Good morning Ed, is there any truth in us having offered a pre-conteact to Kyle Joseph, Wigans 19yr old striker?


{Ed007's Note - I don't know if we have offered him a contract yet but we have spoken to Joseph's agent.}

1.) 09 Mar 2021 12:39:18
ED007 it baffles me why we have not announced a DOF or a manager at this point can we be lead to believe that he is working in a job and can't be announced? Or they don't know who they want?

{Ed007's Note - People have contracts they need to honour. Who do you think would have taken over after Rodgers if Lennon wasn't available? It would have been Kennedy until the end of the season.}

2.) 09 Mar 2021 13:35:18
It just so frustrating at the moment like we are in Limbo without knowng what's going on behind the scenes if anything cause we know the new ceo he's been named but can't come till 1st why can't they do that with dof and managers ED007?

{Ed007's Note - Because they needed to announce the CEO change to the Stock Market with 6 months notice.}

3.) 09 Mar 2021 13:54:59
Its frustrating i hope that they are not pinning there hopes on one person signing and that person knocking them back at the last moment then us missing out on someone else next on the list.

4.) 09 Mar 2021 14:36:55
Thing is, if we haven’t already got agreements in place for DoF and manager, we’re are putting ourselves in a dangerous place for next season.
If we wait till July for McKay to appoint a DoF, then let him appoint a manager, we’ll be into august, out of the CL and behind in the league. Well also have a squad picked by Lawwell again.

5.) 09 Mar 2021 14:43:02
Absolutely unrelated but I'd like us to go for Jonas Wind from Copenhagen. He's young, has a very good scoring record and is already a Danish international. Don't know whether some richer teams are sniffing about him.

6.) 10 Mar 2021 07:01:46
Waiting on people honouring there contracts. Pity we are not a big club like Leicester and buy contracts out. Celtic plc will save a few quid waiting and the damage of not preparing for the future will cost us millions.



25 Feb 2021 11:14:02
I read that Packie Bonner has recommended Jesse Marsch for the managers job.


1.) 25 Feb 2021 12:16:04
His salzburg teams are always good to watch.

2.) 25 Feb 2021 15:37:33
He would be great but does anyone think that he would leave Salzburg for us? I can't see it but it would be great.



30 Jan 2021 17:05:59
Newcastle apparently trying to take Ntcham on loan.


1.) 30 Jan 2021 17:19:58
They can take the entire team including the manager.

2.) 30 Jan 2021 18:05:49
Full deal or no deal. They'll figure out he's rubbish and we'll get him back.

3.) 30 Jan 2021 22:03:33
They can have lennon as well.



29 Jan 2021 09:49:20
Apparently bookies have slashed the odds on Alex Neil becoming our next manager.


1.) 29 Jan 2021 10:47:48
Appears more realise to Celtic ambitions unfortunately.

{Ed007's Note - How many managers is that now had their odds slashed or were odds-on to be our next manager? Were all those names a signal of Celtic's ambition as well?}

2.) 29 Jan 2021 11:54:54
The odds haven’t moved in the slightest.
He’s still 10-1.

3.) 29 Jan 2021 12:15:28
Ed, as my old Mum used to say, 'it'll aw come oot in the wash'.

{Ed007's Note - People are clutching at any straw they can just to take a pop at the Club, Pedro.}

4.) 29 Jan 2021 12:24:19
I know but people rarely change. I'm hoping we pull a solid, forward thinking manager out the hat that leaves all the 'experts' scratching their heads.

{Ed007's Note - Fingers crossed mate 🤞

5.) 29 Jan 2021 12:58:55
When I was a teenager we moved into the house vacated by Alex Neil and his mum when he was a youngster.

{Ed007's Note - What was the odds on that happening? 😁

6.) 29 Jan 2021 13:08:17
I know Ed.
I knew his mum because she taught my wife and my kids.
But I didn’t know Alex until he made a name for himself at Hamilton.

{Ed007's Note - 👍

7.) 29 Jan 2021 15:12:35

8.) 29 Jan 2021 15:32:28
U from Coatbridge buzz? Kirkwood?

9.) 29 Jan 2021 17:43:36
Wife is from Kirkwood Steph. I’m a Shaws boy.

10.) 29 Jan 2021 19:47:31
We used to chase your lot down Kerrs park Buzz lol. Shawhed Toi😂.

11.) 29 Jan 2021 20:58:18
Each to their own Pud 😂.

12.) 29 Jan 2021 22:12:47
They were the days Pud. 😂.

13.) 29 Jan 2021 22:13:39
Loads of boys I work with come from that neck of the woods. I think ma boss employs all the Sevconians from there.




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05 Apr 2021 08:01:12
Reports suggesting that Dominic McKay is leaving his job at the SRU imminently in order to start his new role at Celtic 3 months ahead of schedule.




04 Apr 2021 10:07:05
A Happy Easter 🐣 to all the Bhoys and Ghirls on the site.


1.) 04 Apr 2021 10:26:17
Ed and Fellow Bawz and Bovrilers

Happy Easter.

He is Risen!


I hope you all have a lovely day with your families.

God Bless. 🙏.

{Ed007's Note - Happy Easter, JFP and to all the posters & lurkers. God bless 🙏

2.) 04 Apr 2021 10:56:25
Happy Easter JFP.

3.) 04 Apr 2021 11:10:03
Happy Easter Pedro.



02 Apr 2021 07:18:54
Good morning Ed, I'm reading a couple of things (hopefully they're both wrong) that one of Eddie Howe's demands is that he picks the D. O. F, his pal Richard Hughes? If this is correct it's surely a case of the tail wagging the dog 🐕 and I fear this is a disaster waiting to happen.

Secondly, Howe is apparently happy to keep Strachan and Kennedy on as Coaches - whit. These guy's obviously have no shame, they are part of the coaching team that have contributed to the shambles that is this season and they should be sacked when the new manager comes in.


{Ed007's Note - It's a bit odd if Celtic don't have anyone in mind or lined up for the DOF role but this stuff about Hughes is so far just speculation, at least they know each other and have worked together before.
The Kennedy and Strachan stuff is again just speculation but Kennedy will have a job at Celtic in some capacity as long as he wants one and believe it or not Strachan is very good coach who gets on well with the players and his data analysis is top notch. I wouldn't be surprised at all if he is kept on as part of the backroom team.
It's only Celtic fans that dismiss their abilities, people in the game know that they are both very good at their jobs.}

1.) 02 Apr 2021 09:24:17
Thats my take ed not bothered if they stay as its the players that let us down this season mot the coaches.

{Ed007's Note - If Howe has made this decision then we have to accept that he's happy with it, I don't think he would accept having people forced on him.
Do people think Peter Lawwell's secretary should be out a job because he's leaving, should Stevie Woods be sacked for pushing for Barkas signing?

2.) 02 Apr 2021 09:23:50
I appreciate your response Ed, as always, thank you.

I've always been of the understanding that any incoming coach brings his own trusted staff with him and more often than not, when he departs the role they also depart as well.

Kennedy in particular has played a part in the shambles of this season and based on that alone should walk.

If he has any self respect or dignity now would be the time for him to pursue his coaching career elsewhere.

{Ed007's Note - Maybe he will bring in his own No.2 with Kennedy as coach and Strachan as coach/data analyst. There's no reason to get worked up over newspaper speculation, Pedro.}

3.) 02 Apr 2021 09:42:56
I know, but Ed, I'm just an emotional 😢 kind of guy.

{Ed007's Note - You're upset that it's being reported that Howe wants his old mate that he's worked with before as DOF and then complaining because he's not bringing his own coaches - his other mates 😁

4.) 02 Apr 2021 09:52:57
I think it is a mistake keeping strachan and kennedy if the rumour is true.

I would like both of them gone from the first team as they were part of the setup that lost 10 in a row. Not only that I think a new manager should be able to bring in his own men that he trusts and has worked well with in the past.

{Ed007's Note - What if it was Howe has made the decision to keep them on?}

5.) 02 Apr 2021 10:03:19
Well since Howe has admitted at Bournemouth that he struggles to set up a team defensively, at least we will have Kennedy around to coach the team on how to deal with set pieces.

6.) 02 Apr 2021 10:04:09
He may have been asked if he would work with them but I don't see how he could have made an informed choice if this was the case.

I also doubt he went into negotiations insisting that he be given the chance to work with Kennedy and Strachan.

Either way i would like both of them gone from the first team and it is a complete fresh start.

7.) 02 Apr 2021 11:03:58
aindoh 😄🤣😂.



01 Apr 2021 13:48:45
Just two quick questions Ed,

(1) with Hammond now away does this point to a D. O. F coming in?
(2) how did JFP manage to crash the Podcast last evening? 😄.


{Ed007's Note - There's been some murmurings that Hammond wanted the DOF role and when he knew he wasn't getting he decided to move on. I think it does show there's been some kind movement behind the scenes and even if it isn't a DOF we will need to replace Hammond. There's too much been (allowed to be?) put out here about a DOF coming in for it not to be happening imo.
It was JFP's camera mate! I thought it was Stewie Griffin all grown up, $hat myself and hit the wrong button 😁
When I went up to bed Grotbags said her alarm clock had reset as if it had been turned off so I'm wondering if there was a quick power surge/outage and that's affected the internet connection or the streaming software as the timing would have been about right - I honestly don't know what happened but JFP's echoing had nothing to do with that 👍

1.) 01 Apr 2021 14:26:08
That's appreciated Ed, I'm quietly (not like me) hopeful that Hammond leaving indicates a D. O. F. is bring brought in and I still think that both the D. O. F and Manager will arrive as a 'package' 📦 because they have either (1) previously worked together or (2) the D. O. F has already been appointed and has had input on who the Manager should be - just my gut feeling.

Enjoyed the format of last night's Podcast and a good indicator for me is how quickly the time flies in. HH.

{Ed007's Note - 👍

2.) 01 Apr 2021 16:00:37

Aye I thought I could see myself on camera could you see me? Good job I wasnae sitting with ma Roy Keane pyjamas on! I’ll be sorted now with ma new earphones!

{Ed007's Note - Yes I could see you but nobody else could "Stewie" 😂😂 When you're making/receiving calls you can do it audio only, there's phone/cam icons (and another one to add people to your call) on the top left (your right) of your Skype home screen, the phone one is audio only.
If you're calling someone just highlight their name in your contact list and click the phone icon at the top (if you want to webcam with family or that click the camera instead) and that's that, when receiving calls there's the choice as well of webcam, phone, dismiss so just click what you want to do - click the phone one when I call.
If you mess it up there's 2 wee icons of a mic and a cam on the bottom of your screen, click the cam one to turn it on or off (or the mic one to turn that on/off obviously) if it's off you won't see yourself.
It's not complicated and I hope that's a bit of a help, JFP. nce you've done it once or twice you'll get used to it and be fine.
One of us get you sorted out well before the next show so that you're all set to join in 👍

3.) 01 Apr 2021 16:48:44

That’s no too bad a shout how do we have a trial run before the next show?


{Ed007's Note - One of us will give you a call over the weekend mate.}

4.) 01 Apr 2021 18:57:45
Ed 👍.

{Ed007's Note - 👍



30 Mar 2021 11:41:11
Reading this morning about the new CL format that will apparently be agreed by UEFA tomorrow.

* current group stage to be scrapped
* qualifiers will be expanded from 32 to 36 with space for 2 'wild card' entries
* those wild cards will be based on UEFA co efficient points.


1.) 30 Mar 2021 12:35:38
UEFA have took 2 years to come up with this new format. It’s a shambles.
The 1st phase would be 10 games.
If the wild cards were given out on our current places,
Liverpool would be invited into the CL group stages and they are sitting 7th in the English Premiership.
Surely UEFA could’ve formed a better format after 2 years of research.

2.) 30 Mar 2021 13:26:35
Agreed Buzz and what a shocker it favours teams from the favoured leagues.
UEFA felt they needed to do something as the privileged few had threatened a break away from the CL.




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11 Apr 2021 18:31:48
😢 😢 😢 so true.




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11 Apr 2021 16:59:08
Tim and Mally, praise the Lord! At least there's a few of us signing from the same hymn sheet as far as JK is concerned.

I also agree with your thought's Tim on what could transpire here as far as the Managers job goes.

If Favre is available they should be speaking with him either as a possible D. O. F. or Head Coach.




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10 Apr 2021 23:11:29
cowabunga00, have a few more 😄.




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09 Apr 2021 21:59:31
Besty, one way around the salary gap with a free transfer like Josh King could be an initial signing on fee with other built in incentives throughout the term of his contract.

I've personnally never heard of him and to be honest, I don't see Howe arriving at Celtic therefore, speculation over this player or others could be purely that 🤔.




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08 Apr 2021 14:33:59
'Pity the fools' 😄🤣😂.





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11 Apr 2021 19:52:31
Welsh is coming along nicely Ice Man and I hope he continues to develop establishing himself in the the first team squad in the future.

Also wanted to say that I really enjoyed your observations and experiences as a young professional at Dundee and Hamilton whilst speaking on the Podcast the other day 👍.




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11 Apr 2021 15:34:40
Agree with you there Paul, these guy's are very fortunate to be getting paid for kicking a ball.

100% in terms of attitude and application in every game is the least we should be looking for.




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11 Apr 2021 12:39:29
Disinterested, poor body language and a bad first touch sums Eddy up this season Mally.

Disgraceful for any professional to act like this, GHTF.




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11 Apr 2021 12:36:33
Shocking but not surprising 😒.




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11 Apr 2021 12:33:17
Thank you LAW, I was beginning to wonder if I was the only thinking that Lennedy 😅 wasn't Pep in disguise.

Seriously though, this season has been a disaster, fans are fickle (myself included) but we cannot forget what has taken place here, from the board down to the players - utter shambles.

What it has done though is present the board with an opportunity to rip it up and start again.

If they choose Kennedy I'd expect a backlash from a large section of the support because he'd be a cheaper and less experienced option than NL and if we go with Keane, well JFP can articulate opinion on that one far better than I.

We should and I hope are talking to individuals (Coaches) who have the ability, experience and know-how to take Celtic forward and can play the type of football associated with our club. At the same time they will need to do this whilst putting in place a rebuild of the first team - not an easy task.

I fear the longer it takes for an announcement (D. O F/ Coach) to be made the less options we will be left with.

Terry Thomas needs to pull the proverbial oot the hat.