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27 May 2020 15:23:34
That's young Calvin Miller away.


{Ed007's Note - "Brendaned"}

1.) 27 May 2020 15:58:23
He was a decent winger in the Development Squad but don't think he would have displaced Forrest.

{Ed007's Note - He was voted the best player in the world for his age playing as a left winger or a CAM, Rodgers decided to play him as a LB and that was his career on a downward spiral right away. Rodgers' trying to get young players to do things they weren't capable of doing (plus filling their heads with lies and bull$hit) to the detriment of their career was called being "Brendaned" at Livrpool.}

2.) 27 May 2020 22:50:54
Need to have a bit of sympathy for the lad when you get converted to a left back when Tierney was first choice and fully fit, another clueless move by rodgers.
To be fair at that time he was never really going to get a decent run in the team with sinclair on the left hand side aswell he should have left on loan and went to a team where he would stand out so he could eventually come back and had a chance, all the best to him.

3.) 28 May 2020 00:45:30
Filling heads with lies and bull Sounds like modern day life. 🤔.

4.) 28 May 2020 11:19:53
I can remember him playing his first game, I think it was a midweek match at Celtic Park.
I felt sorry for Calvin because getting played out of position at left back was not fair.
I can also remember him running riot on the wing in the youth cup finals at Hampden.

5.) 28 May 2020 13:30:10
My bhoy played against him plenty and to be honest he was never good enough to hold down a place in the first team especially on the lw.

6.) 28 May 2020 22:46:17
There's no-one who loves Brendan like Brendan loves Brendan. If that means he fecks up the career of a young lad along the way then so be it. Listen, he's a talented coach overall but he is very much about his own success first and foremost. If we win 10iar I hope he is nowhere to be seen. He came in and had a very positive impact but his manner of leaving was deplorable especially when you consider his attempts to take our entire coaching team with him. If he was a Celtic man (which he said he was) he wouldn't have done that and thankfully the like of JK said no. He'll be a mainstay of our coaching staff for the long term because he knows the definition of the word 'loyalty', and he delivers it in spades even though he could probably do better elsewhere financially if he wanted to. HH.

7.) 29 May 2020 17:29:00
Couldn't have worded it better BobTheCat.



22 May 2020 13:00:58
Good to see Ryan Mullen sign a 3 year contract. Another decent development keeper.

That'll be Forster, Gordon, Bain, Connor Hazard, Ross Doohan and then other younger development/ academy keepers.

Gordon and possibly Forster will be going which will leave us Bain as the senior keeper. Can't see Lennon sticking with Hazard or Doohan as back up so there'll be a need for a new number one. Will be interesting to see what Lennon does as we've done not too badly with keepers over the past few seasons.


1.) 22 May 2020 19:24:07
I think Forster will still be our keeper next season.
Lennon will want to keep him so I think a deal will be done.

{Ed007's Note - Will Lawwell pay the £ and will Forster take a huge drop in wages to come?}

2.) 22 May 2020 20:01:32
Ed, there's probably quality out in the market who would do a job for us. We've never been a team who has been bought to challenge for European quarter or semi places so I think you're right. It would be good to sign Forster though and try and get a couple of decent CBs who would come in on the back of having Forster. My main point was that we have a barrow-load of keepers but the majority development projects.

{Ed007's Note - Hazard and Doohan are both 22-years old now so they need to step up or be moved on for the sake of their own careers never mind what we need.
Don't forget that the last time we badly needed a 'keeper Lawwell gambled on a 32-year old with dodgy knees who hadn't played a game in about 3 years.}

3.) 22 May 2020 20:08:31
You are quite correct Ed, they are the two issues.
Reports are saying FF will accept pay cut? - depends how much he is prepared to lose though.

There is also the Pedro factor as well as you rightly stated.

If the club got a few million windfall from a potential Moussa transfer to one of the top English clubs, would you use that money to secure FF or should we look elsewhere for a keeper and
Would you have anyone in mind?

I'd be surprised if Bain was our no. 1 choice for next season.

{Ed007's Note - I'd be delighted to see us sign Forster mate but I'm not building my hopes up. As for a replacement I've been saying we should sign Odds BK's Sondre Rossbach for a few years now.}

4.) 22 May 2020 23:58:46
I thought the Copenhagen keeper was very good and could be worth a look at bringing in.

5.) 23 May 2020 10:53:13
I read Lennon is looking to tie up Hayes and Gordon to new contracts so if that's the case it'll be Gordon and Bain as #1.

6.) 23 May 2020 14:57:42
Although he's 31 years old I like the look of Benjamin Leroy of French 2nd division Ajaccio. Contract expires 2023 though.

7.) 24 May 2020 12:47:01
I think we will get the wall on another years loan.

{Ed007's Note - I'm not so sure about that, Kev as Southampton want him off their wage bill. I hope you and the tribe are keeping well & coping during the lockdown.}

8.) 25 May 2020 16:25:52
Aye we are fine bud, you? Lack of footy is killing me though.

We could end up playing his whole wage for a season rather than paying them a fee?

{Ed007's Note - We're fine too. I'm hoping that Southampton will only ask us for a fee that will cover their pay-off to Forster and then it's up to him whether to come up here permanently.}

9.) 25 May 2020 19:44:42
They are supposedly looking at ntcham. Could be a player exchange? The wall and eli?

{Ed007's Note - Would you take that? I'm not sure myself.}




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03 Jun 2020 21:10:30
Put Bayo out on loan to a decent side and bring in Jack Aitchison in his place? He's still only 20 and has the good Scottish temperament.

Played with Forest Green Rovers in League Two and had 5 goals in 23 games. His under 19 stats are 17 games and 11 goals.


1.) 03 Jun 2020 21:23:56
Punt bayo and buy someone that will make an impact.

2.) 03 Jun 2020 21:38:03
I’d have to disagree with you there stengo, punt Bayo yes . Bring in a player that has scored 5 goals in 23 games in league two would hardly inspire confidence . If you could get a player like the Israeli, people have mentioned, for the money that’s mentioned go and get him. Like most on here we seemed to have took a punt on Bayo and possibly Klimala, ( who may still work out for us) . Get that lad in,
Let him griff and eddy fight it out, surely that’s the way to improve the team / squad and competition.

3.) 03 Jun 2020 23:18:44
The problem might be finding a decent side who want want Bayo.



02 Jun 2020 14:52:33
Just a thought here. With Jozo gone and possibly Ajer on his way, and with the catalogue of pulled hammys from many of our CBs past and present, do we get value from our bean-pole centre-backs? We do when they are fit and that's less than often.

Do we need 6 feet 5,6,7,8 CBs and put up with the injuries, or would it not be better having shorter CBs who can read a game and be ball players and leave the defending corners and set-plays to the taller midfielders and forwards as they are generally in the box anyway?

The likes of our own John Clark, David Narey, Willie Miller and other shorter guys were never out with hammys. Compare them with the shape of Simo, Benkovic and others like them. Just an observation.


1.) 02 Jun 2020 16:20:14
Bug erik wasnt the biggest and was injured regularly. its down to luck.



30 May 2020 18:38:41
If there are players leaving while still young enough to further their careers elsewhere, there a fae in the Development Squad and on loan that a decision would need to be made.

Mark Hill, Grant Savoury, Cameron Harper, Paul Kennedy and Stephen Welsh have their contracts ending tomorrow (31st) .

Then there's the like of Daniel Church, Jack Aitchison, Karamoko, Scott Robertson, Liam Burt, Alexander Okoflex all out of contract at the end of next season.

Then there's the like of Robbie Deas and Kundai Benyu.

Some relatively decent names but how many will still be here?


1.) 30 May 2020 19:25:35
Surely Cameron Harper will get a new contract the few games Iv seen Iv thought he’s been excellent.

2.) 30 May 2020 20:04:45
Cant see the bhoy welsh being cut because he was put in last season.

3.) 30 May 2020 21:20:19
Sometimes their future depends on who signed the player to begin with. All too often one managers' opinion and plans differ from their predecessors. Some of the above have been here for a wee while and have not broken through; although there must be some real talent?
In times like this where finances are extremely limited and player movement may still be limited, it would be ideal to find a gem or 2?



28 May 2020 10:58:11
Anyone know when the transfer window opens and shuts?


1.) 28 May 2020 11:10:07
I think the transfer window opens on 10th June.
It would normally close at the end of August.
But it maybe could stay open until the end of January 2021.

2.) 28 May 2020 12:32:46
Cheers Buzz, because of this unique situation we're in an earlier date may help those clubs with serious cashflow probs. Just wonder if any clubs have ever bought a player and sold that same player on in the same transfer window for a profit.

3.) 28 May 2020 12:42:33
Is that not been done in Italy and Spain?
Us with Agathe then the boy Jon obi Mikel with Chelsea and Man Utd? And then Hagi Rangers to Madrid £50 mill.

{Ed007's Note - That John Obi Mikel deal was a weird one 🤔

4.) 28 May 2020 23:31:21
Seem to remember Clive Allen bought by arsenal and sold to Tottenham without kicking a ball.

5.) 29 May 2020 23:24:20
Spurs were meant to have tried to buy scott brown from us before he had played for us as well.

6.) 29 May 2020 23:32:52
Campsie what do you mean us with agathe?



23 May 2020 12:49:19
Has Soro been brought in to replace Brown and has Klimala been brought in to replace Griffiths? If the latter's the case then we still need a main striker. I can still see Bayo as that but he needs to wisen up to the SPFL and have plenty of games under his belt on loan to an Aberdeen/ Killie/ Motherwell or an English Championship team if Eddie stays another season. If Eddy leaves then we definately need another striker.


1.) 23 May 2020 14:07:03
Don't know about Soro but I'd be surprised if Bayo or Klimala make the grade.




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01 Jun 2020 19:37:18
Thanks for the informative answer Ed. You’re more in the know than I’ll ever be and you’ve educated me with clubs’ finances I wasn’t aware of. For too many years the Netherlands have developed their players far in excess of what we ever have and the like of de Ligt and de Jong bears that out. Getting 75m Euros for a 20 year old tells you a story and the highest we could get is the £23-25m for Tierney. Ajax are in a far better league than our Premiership and we’ll always be playing catch-up even with leagues lower than the Dutch. If the English leagues do implode it’ll probably get to the stage we’ll be scouting talent kicking balls off house walls.


{Ed007's Note - Football finances are a murky world mate but Ed002 is an expert on them and keeps us all right.}



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01 Jun 2020 15:39:58
Sounds like the once mighty Itals are struggling with their transfer valuations. One day the English will follow suit and then where'll we be?


{Ed007's Note - At the higher levels of the game I think you will see a lot of trading players in the next few windows. Ajax are the most cash rich club in Europe at present due to hefty sales of de Ligt and de Jong - and have money coming in from the sale of Ziyech (whilst getting a really great replacement at one third of the price) - the sale of Onana and Tagliafico (and possible van de Beek) will bring in more.
Manchester United have a pile of cash (which came through increasing debt). Chelsea have their "budget" from last summer and Hazard money. They have the "budget" and already have cash sales for the summer circa £75M. Manchester City are well placed.
Liverpool have this facility with Natwest following their mortgaging all of the assets and could draw on it if needed - but that is not the purpose of it. Arsenal realistically need to sell to buy (and Kia has his claws in to the club). Everton and Aston Villa should be sorting out their FFP issues. Spurs are proving "difficult to deal with" as Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy have differing views on matters (JM very much wants DL to press Lille in to letting Luis Campos leave - but he has something attractive soon to be on the table).
Bayern Munich have funds but don't want to go wild.}



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01 Jun 2020 13:16:28
Wouldn't touch Hart or Bravo with a barge pole fastened to a pole vault. Just watched the 3-3 Man City again a couple of nights ago and Bravo's positioning and reflexes were awful. It's Hart's reactions after losing goals which concern me. I'd bring back The Holy Goalie in his present state before I'd touch those two.




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30 May 2020 18:45:11
Jozo will be remembered for that tackle on Miller. Sad to see them go but they couldn't keep everyone. Wonder whether Abd Elhamed, Ralston and Hendry will be following suit.




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29 May 2020 11:41:54
Bob - 2-4m? Remember this is the Sheep we're talking about and if The Wig wanted 10m for McKenna and he's a carthorse, then they'd be looking for crazy money for Ferguson.





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04 Jun 2020 19:29:56
Trump too busy preening himself for the November elections to sign on the dotted line?




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03 Jun 2020 16:33:57
I'm aware of that Ed but the number of times we see " he wasn't my player" or "I didn't know he was coming in" is totally irrelevant. I've had staff in who I didn't interview but we've got to get the best out of everyone - irrespective of who brings them in. Can't remember who signed Derek Riordan and not sure exactly why WGS didn't play him if he was fit enough to be selected for permanent benchwarming. It's not that he wasn't good enough. Was WGS trying to sicken him?


{Ed007's Note - I'm not sure it's like that, Lennon knows that score with signings and remember Hammond isn't only bringing in players for here and now but also for the longer term, players that might need 6 months or a year to push for the first team.
Look at Frimpong as an example, there's no way he was brought in as a first-team player. He got a shot at training with the first team and done so well Lennon had to promote him, other take time to develop.
Riordan's attitude stank and if the rumours are true messing about the Gaffer's daughter when you're going out with her isn't a good idea.}



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03 Jun 2020 15:42:33
That's the thing that gets to me - "he wasn't my signing so I'll not play him". Does it really matter? After all the Manager is an employee of the company and would show a failure to follow a reasonable request to carry out an instruction given. The Manager knows that players may not be to his specification - he should be bringing out the best to ALL in his charge and not just a chosen few.


{Ed007's Note - It isn't Neil Lennon's job to sign players - we've been through this a million times - he'll have an input on the type of players we need but it's Hammond who decides who to scout etc and Hammond & Lawwell decide who we sign.}



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01 Jun 2020 18:34:26
Mally, we have scouts and Sevco have cubs.




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01 Jun 2020 15:26:08
I'd quite fancy seeing a Prosinecki or Pirlo type player brought in. Someone a bit older but someone who could control and dictate the tempo. Someone who could sit a bit deeper and see what's going on in front of him.

I thought the midfield kind of freed up a bit when Brown was absent and you had Christie and Calmac playing together as the holding midfield. Having an older head playing with them I imagine would take us up to a higher level - Brown's not that person.