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20 Jun 2019 22:37:12
We are signing turnbull again😂.




26 Feb 2019 15:56:10
He’s gone with his staff but left us Lee congerton 😂.


1.) 26 Feb 2019 16:20:32
Wonder if he will let us extend benkovich loan.

2.) 26 Feb 2019 16:21:23
Says it all 😂

Though to be fair Congerton might be identifying good targets and the board aren't putting the money up. Who knows?

3.) 26 Feb 2019 16:28:29
And John Kennedy👍🏻.

4.) 26 Feb 2019 17:06:05
Glad he's left kennedy.

5.) 26 Feb 2019 17:25:07
He’ll take Benkovic and be back for Tierney and McGregor in the summer and why wouldn’t he? If he offers £40m for the pair Lawwell will bite his hand off as that will offset David Moyes failing to get us into the Champions League because that how Lawwell’s mind works unfortunately, I lay the blame for today’s event squarely at the Celtic board’s lack of ambition, it’s shocking!

6.) 26 Feb 2019 17:48:55
Kennedy needs to go too.

7.) 26 Feb 2019 18:28:13
Lawwell should be reviewing his role in this saga, but we all know he won’t . every time we have a successful manager he pisses them off, O’Neill, Strachan, Lennon and inflicted Mowbray and Deila on us, to me he is the problem here, he’s only interested in banking money and pocketing his obscene bonus not taking the club forward!

{Ed007's Note - Peter Lawwell is told what to do by the board.}

8.) 26 Feb 2019 19:17:27
Kev83 just out of curiosity why are you glad he left Kennedy?

9.) 26 Feb 2019 19:51:12
Because everything u have read or heard about him seems like he is a good coach.
Plus right now we need someone in there that has worked with these players.

10.) 27 Feb 2019 01:18:30
That’s my biggest fear if he comes in for Mcgregor Tierney or Forrest how could the board or the players turn down that money treble wages and about 40million.



21 Jan 2019 06:19:28
Linked today with a Porto right back called fonseca. He’s been loaned out a couple of times already and apparently is available for less than 2million. Haven’t seen him but if there’s any substance to it, it would seem we are well down our list of right backs. Started the window with talk of 6milion Belgian, then a 4 million Norwegian, now a 2 million under 21 player who can’t get in his own side .


1.) 21 Jan 2019 06:38:11
. and if Pedro succeeds with his usual plan, we will get someone in on loan for nowt.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 06:39:34
Quinn1888, I love your positive outlook. lol
We'll just have to wait and see who comes in. HH.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 08:07:21
Only 21 and Militao who is currently being chased by Real is Porto's main RB and has played every game for them this season so not surprised the lad can't in the team.

Report said Juve were looking at him in the summer, if true the lad must have something about him. Lad's contract is coming to and end which would explain low value.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 08:55:23
Have a look at his Wikipedia account. A celtic fan seems glad we are after a eight back haha.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 09:41:22
The Belgians club are quoting 10 million for him and he said he wants to play in one of the top leagues.
The Norwegians club have said he's going no where. So I fail to see how that's lawwels fault.
Isn't that the whole point of having a list?

6.) 21 Jan 2019 10:04:57
Just because it's rumoured doesn't mean it's true. We might never have been after the Belgian. We will see who is in come end of the window then we can moan or praise the signings.

7.) 21 Jan 2019 10:20:48
The £6M Belgian was struggling to get into his own side not so long ago Quinn. This obsession with transfer fees is baffling. We've already shown that if the value is there, the club are willing to spend good money. Tbh from any clips etc I've seen I think Elabdellaoui looks much better than Castagne but that's only YouTube I suppose.

8.) 21 Jan 2019 11:51:28
We’re never going to pay £6m for a right back, nor would we pay £4m for a 28 year old. £2m for a former U-21 aligns with our transfer policy.

9.) 21 Jan 2019 15:44:33
I agree with you Kev Bhoy regarding the Norwegian, from the boys I’ve seen he seems to be the better option. With regards to them saying they don’t want to sell, realistically what does that mean nowadays . We didn’t want to sell loads of players but if a buying club puts up the money we and the majority of clubs around all change their mind. If we really wanted him we may have to pay what they want within reason.

10.) 21 Jan 2019 16:17:07
Exactly quinn within reason but if a club ain't willing to sell then it takes big money to get the player.

11.) 21 Jan 2019 16:31:11
Quinn and Kev, from the paper talk it would appear that someone, somewhere thought, or was told, Castagne was worth about €6M. Then all of a sudden Lazio, Fiorentina etc. are "interested" and then the price is €10M. If any of this is actually true but none of these other teams bid then that price may well drop again. I did read something saying the player himself was pretty uninspired by the idea of playing in Scotland - again though, God knows who these "sources" actually are.

12.) 21 Jan 2019 18:39:18
Wouldn't mind us going for someone like Petar Stojanovic at Zagreb. Big Benko could sell him on a move and wouldn't cost too much. Remember him doing well against us while at Maribor.



06 Jan 2019 08:33:28
Ed, you may have spoken about this before but can you or someone else explain who sets up the transfer deals . Say for instance, the forward we are linked with . We bid 1.7 million, we obviously scout him but who sets his value? Is it Rogers saying don't go above 2 million, or Congerton. Or would it be Lawwell ( who has been accused of penn pinching loads of times ) . If Brendan wants him could he say just pay what they want? For some reason we take ages to get players over the line, I’m sure i read we had a deal in place for Odsonne at first with PSG, let the time pass then they increased their value .


{Ed002's Note - I can't explain for Celtic but I can tell you how other clubs decide. The scouting staff will prepare reports on players and provide an idea about price; coaches will look at the players but have no idea about price; they will go to a Director of Football (or perhaps a mix of the finance director and others responsible for the monies) and say we would like this player and we think he will cost £x. Checking against available budgets, the club will likely approach his agent to ask if the player might be interested in the move and a broad idea about the package the player would want, and any broad idea about what the club would want - and what terms they may be open to (cash up front, spread over a year etc.). This sits inside the overall transfer process which looks something like this:
The process should be along the lines of: Clubs will typically informally ask an agent (a) if the player is going to be available, and (b) would the player consider a move to the club. There may be some broad discussion on the sort of deal that would be offered but no more than that. If the answer is yes, it is then necessary for the club to approach the player's club to ask if they would be willing to sell and if they would grant permission to speak to a player's agent formally about a transfer and possibly even the player about actually making a move. This will typically involve either broadly (through an offer) or actually agreeing a fee and responsibility for any significant costs (agents fees etc.). Once this has happened the club will be able to speak to the player's agent and perhaps the player himself to look at the package that will be involved. Many players are looked at and discussed at a high-level with agents and clubs; a subset of those have an offer placed; a subset of those involve discussions with the player's club; a subset of those involve discussions over terms, and; a subset of those go ahead.

Agents will often try and get more specific details of wages and other financials before they should - but most clubs are happy to follow this process. Players will often talk to other players about moves but, whilst wrong, is tolerated as it would be impossible to manage.

Alternatively, a selling club may ask an agent to find a new club for a player and he will talk directly to poetntial selling sides about the fee, personal terms and interest.

The rest of the time agents will be on fishing trips trying to find interest in their players.

In terms of what happens when the negotiations take place, broad agreement (player available and open to discussions, understanding of the price) will already have been reached. The clubs will meet to discuss the details of the transfer fee, other costs associated with the move and the structure of the payments and any additional fees (e.g another €5M for winning the Champions League etc.) but this does not take a "few days".}

1.) 06 Jan 2019 20:06:05
So for the likes of Dembele Ed, have you any idea how much Celtic would have received up front. I'm assuming Lyon wouldn't pay all £20m or whatever it was all at once? In other words, how much do Celtic have in the pot?

{Ed007's Note - The Dembele fee was paid in full after Lawwell played hardball.}

2.) 06 Jan 2019 20:52:48
Isnt that pretty unusual? But means we have £20m in the bank to splash on a striker, cb and rb is pretty useful haha.

{Ed007's Note - Yes it's unusual but after Dembele's antics Lawwell wanted to get a dig back at them and that was it - he could leave if Lyon stumped up the fee up front which really was putting the ball back in their court, if Lyon refused it would be their fault the transfer didn't go through and Dembele would probably still be a Celtic player.}

3.) 06 Jan 2019 21:50:15
Good old pistol pete.

4.) 06 Jan 2019 22:45:44
So with all that said and now done Well done Mr Lawwell but we know need a replacement thanks MR Lawwell hopefully.

{Ed007's Note - I say it again and again, you can't fault Peter Lawwell for the money he brings into the Club, it's when it comes to spending it there's a problem.}



19 Aug 2018 18:32:53
Another site reporting we are closing in on Scott McKenna . We better get a bigger banner lads because that is definitely settling for mediocrity . Are defence is shocking at the minute and we are going to sort it out with a player that’s sidelined for another 6-8 weeks . And when he’s fit he’s probably no better than Hendry . Please don’t let this be true.


1.) 19 Aug 2018 19:01:23
Scoťt McKenna? Why not just bring in Paul McKenna to convince us this is a step forward?

2.) 19 Aug 2018 19:44:26
Haha love the comment about Paul McKenna however I would say he knows the Scottish league well, has potential and more to the point. we don’t have many other names flying around. I’m hoping there is only going to be an announcement made when it’s finalised but until we solve this problem area out, I’d go with Lustig at CB and Gamboa at RB.

3.) 19 Aug 2018 21:48:16
Buying a player who is injured?

4.) 20 Aug 2018 13:35:21
If we bring in Paul McKenna he can hypnotise him into believing he’s Beckenbaur and not injured. Job done.




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20 Jun 2019 22:43:56
Apparently we have gone in with an improved bid and it’s been accepted. I know people were wanting signings brought in but I think we look a bit foolish over this, if we have improved our offer. We said we made him a fair offer so why change our mind .
This lad seems like a billy big bollox with his demands.




19 Jun 2019 15:31:09
Can anyone tell me the last transfer window where we came out of it stronger and generally thought “this was a good window “?
We seem to all have faith even up to the last day when we think the club will pull a surprise out of the bag, I can even remember Ed saying “ he’s confident another couple will be brought in then nothing from the club”.
I honestly think this is going to be our toughest season for a while, there’s nothing to suggest we will got better form all of a sudden. With the squad getting whittled down we need to bring a bit more quality in. We got money in from Rogers plus wages freed up, so I’d like us to push the boat out a little. in fact I don’t mind us missing out on turnbull, he was a bit of an unknown quantity even though he had a great breakthrough season. But I feel we would have got him then sold Ntcham and or Rogic. I think we now have to look to break our wage structure maybe just for a special player, as we struggle to match wages elsewhere, which is obvious at we don’t get tv money like other leagues. I’m thinking 30-40 grand on a top player that could make a difference to us, ( forward or playmaker )


1.) 19 Jun 2019 15:43:38
Is it the 1st of July the transfer window officially opens?

2.) 19 Jun 2019 15:47:24
It’s looks each day as if we are being lined up to take a bite of the same sh it sandwhich that’s on our menu every window.

3.) 19 Jun 2019 16:10:03
I think the last manager had a very good first summer window with the quick addition of Sinclair, Dembele and Toure (who didn't quite work out) , but you just have to look at the huge amount of surplus and unwanted players, currently on the books, to see we are pretty shoddy at recruiting real quality - apart from one or two and obviously the young guys we have brought through the ranks ourselves.

4.) 19 Jun 2019 16:20:02
malky it opened on 11th June, sure the Sevvies have signed a couple already on top of the deals they did in January that became official in the summer. HH.

5.) 19 Jun 2019 16:35:53
@malkybhoy as the so called "expert" (self appointed) you should already know window is OPEN it opened on 11th June
and I agree we always seem to come out of these windows WEAKER because of Lawwell.

6.) 19 Jun 2019 16:52:22
I wpuld have loved to see us push the boat out for Ben Arfa Quinn. Would light the place up.

7.) 19 Jun 2019 16:55:32
Thought it was from 1st July you could officially register players. 11th June who would have knew😞.

8.) 19 Jun 2019 17:38:33
Once a Bhoy, I’d agree with you regarding that window, but Dembele didn’t score in his first 12 games or so, in hindsight he turned out a great player.
I might be wrong but did Sinclair not sign in the later window, remember him scoring the winner against hearts but thought it was later in the year?
There is other teams in Europe signing players and for big fees as well, they aren’t using holidays as an excuse.

9.) 19 Jun 2019 21:51:00
The Sinclair deal dragged on a bit I'm sure. He made his debut at tynecastle 2nd game of the season I think.



05 Jun 2019 19:53:32
If we could get a couple of two decent defenders in, would anyone like us to go back to the favoured 3-5-2 of the Oneil era. We all know eddy doesn’t like to be up top on his own, kt pretty much play’s further forward anyway. No reason why he couldn’t go on the left of the 5, just need a couple of good centre backs to go with Ajer . The lad from Huddersfield looks ok when I’ve seen him, strong and quite quick. Also I probably wouldn’t have minded jagelika ( spelling) on a free. Good experience for Ajer .
When we were against the better teams from Europe we could then drop to a five when we were under pressure.


1.) 05 Jun 2019 21:24:17
Personally I like the formation, it worked well for O'Neill but the main downside is it's too easy for the opposition to play a long diagonal and get in behind, hence why it's not used by a lot of teams these days. When that happens you rely upon the guys on the wing getting back to help defend.

There is no chance that Eddy will be converted into that role.

Surely one of the main benefits of trying that system would be to get someone else upfront with Eddy?

Thinking of the squad we have I think Lennon could experiment with a 3-5-2 in pre season. I'm sure he used it with hibs and tried to target Lustig with the diagonal when playing against us.

Team could look like


Tierney Benkovic Ajer

Shved McGregor Christie Ntcham Forrest

Bayo Eddy

Presumptive of Benkovic returning and new signings coming in could change the 11 but it would certainly be an attacking formation.

2.) 05 Jun 2019 21:37:05
I was thinking of kt on the left as he has the engine to get back but we would need another centre back, from the clips I’ve seen of Shved I thought he played on the right or through the middle 🤷‍♂️. It would def give us the option of keeping eddy up with another though, and actually play two up top against the premier sides?

3.) 05 Jun 2019 22:35:56
I'd say in the league KT in defence as we will never need 3 sitting back all the time, he and Benkovic, even Ajer all comfortable at bringing the ball out from the back and starting play, I'd definitely play him on the left in Europe. I've not seen any of Shved but not heard anyone say anything but good things about him. I'd guess him, Forrest and Sinclair could play both sides or off the front 2 if needed.

4.) 05 Jun 2019 23:15:50
What does the 3 in a 3 5 2,mean?, why do you have a centre back playing as a full back?, why can't we have two full backs?, that can defend as full backs, and can support the attack when it's appropriate, and a centre half in the middle to defend who's main job is to defend, and a 'sweeper', who plays alongside or in front of the centrehalf, and is comfortable playing on left or right and has the ability to move forward a la' Beckenbauer, I just don't get this playing three at the back, unless it's two really good full backs and a centre half, but a really good full back and two centre Half's, no, no, no.

5.) 05 Jun 2019 23:57:52
Did oneil not play 3-4-3?

6.) 06 Jun 2019 10:36:22
I can’t see Kieran leaving until we do 10 or fail. He is still a pup and knows he will have many offers to play for richer clubs in better leagues. He will want to be a part of that and help us achieve it. Of that I have no doubt. If Lawell even tries to sell him before then he will be despised by every Celtic fan alive. He better know that.

7.) 06 Jun 2019 11:08:43

3 central defenders, no full backs.

The formation can be played with wing backs which I'd expect in Europe or wingers who hog the touchline and look for crosses into the box.

The best example in our history would be O'Neills team with Mjallby, Balde and Valgaren at the back with Agathe and Petta as wing backs/ wingers.

8.) 06 Jun 2019 11:28:17
Playing 3 at the back is murder.
Teams target it and it costs goals.
Just have to look has the mob used to use Løvenkrands to combat it.



05 Jun 2019 16:19:00
The club have sold out season tickets in record time. They sent out their thanks for our unwavering support. For me, the way to thank us would be to put out a side that we can be proud of. Hopefully spend a bit of the money we give on some quality players.
The supposed offers to Lustig Izzy and being linked with Brandon barker aren’t exactly wetting my appetite . If Sinclair isn’t for Lennie, fair enough but replace him with quality not more squad players. I know it’s silly season at the minute but it would be nice to be linked with some quality 🙏.


1.) 05 Jun 2019 23:09:35
quinn, "a side to be proud off"That group of players has just created history and will do some more. what is it you want to be proud off? i think you should go over to the dark side and see what it is like to win hee haw. they are proud when they win a corner.



28 May 2019 11:56:50
Ok so what’s done is done and we need to back him now. How much do we expect with regards to financial backing will please us now we have saved a considerable amount by hiring the cheapest option we could get, having banked all of Rogers wages from Leicester? We aren’t going to pick up well known players for big fees, so by that reckoning we will be shopping in Holland / Croatia etc for players . If we can pick up 3/ 4 for 3/ 4 million in positions we are struggling for, would that please everyone or are we expecting more spent?


1.) 28 May 2019 12:57:46
We received more than that for one player Quinn. Up front. So I'd like to see more, but don't expect it.

2.) 28 May 2019 18:43:34
Our net spend will be less than the compensation received for Rodgers and his crew.

3.) 28 May 2019 19:10:12
That genuinely wouldn't surprise me 10iarbyk.




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19 Jun 2019 17:32:08
John Kennedy spoke earlier and said it’s going to be a couple of weeks before faces come in. If we were to lose Ajer or another defender in the pre season we could be down to the bare bones for the qualifiers.
I can see his point a little bit in the fact that we are back and some teams are just going off on holiday, but other sides have made signings, some significant signings . Was turnbull the top of our list? If so we move onto other targets, does that mean lesser options?




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11 Jun 2019 20:06:40
I’d totally agree with you regarding wanting to play in front of 60,000 fans. Everyone on here wants the best for the club, some have different opinions as to how we get there. Me personally would like us to spend a bit more to enable us to stay clear in Scotland and give us a chance of at least not looking like we are there just to be whipping boys, others want us to only spend what’s basically been set out and avoid a person type meltdown. Each to their own as long as we get the right results.




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11 Jun 2019 17:35:59
Are you drunk fitness? Celtic fans like me? If the club are after a potential signing they have never contacted me or any other fans to tell the new player how nice a ground we have. Celtic way is decent but if you take off the green tinted specs there’s loads of stadiums better than ours. (Again not for atmosphere) Hanging posters of previous players and trophy wins can’t really hold a candle to the Allianz arena and stadiums like that. So you are saying if we say it for long enough it must be true.
Might try that with a girlfriend, it is 12 inches long . 😂.




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11 Jun 2019 16:10:45
Our stadium is nowhere near one of the best stadiums in the world, it’s a great stadium for atmosphere but one of the best stadiums around is a massive stretch.




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05 Jun 2019 19:45:16
As long as he wants to be with us I wouldn’t sell him, not only one of our best players but he has a massive connection with the fans. Historically we don’t replace our big assets with one big signing, say if he went for 20/ 25 million . We would be lucky if the manager was given 8-10 of it and generally that would be spent on 3/ 4 players . So a massive not for sale sign for me, debate or otherwise jj.





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19 Jun 2019 17:38:33
Once a Bhoy, I’d agree with you regarding that window, but Dembele didn’t score in his first 12 games or so, in hindsight he turned out a great player.
I might be wrong but did Sinclair not sign in the later window, remember him scoring the winner against hearts but thought it was later in the year?
There is other teams in Europe signing players and for big fees as well, they aren’t using holidays as an excuse.




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19 Jun 2019 17:32:37
No, just no .




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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.




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17 Jun 2019 15:27:40
I appreciate LG had had his problems but I don’t think we are going to get the forward we had 3 years ago. Plus if the idea is to improve every season he wasn’t really good enough at the top level ( if we get there ) so how is he going to be now. Even last year when he scored a few he was pointing to his chest saying he’s number 1. What happens if Lennie goes with eddy up top, how will he handle that? I’d say eddy needs a strong type beside him like Moussa was . In saying all that, if it’s a choice between him and Bayo it looks like he would be the preferred option.




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05 Jun 2019 21:37:05
I was thinking of kt on the left as he has the engine to get back but we would need another centre back, from the clips I’ve seen of Shved I thought he played on the right or through the middle 🤷‍♂️. It would def give us the option of keeping eddy up with another though, and actually play two up top against the premier sides?