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11 Sep 2020 11:28:45
Another Development Squad player, left back Daniel Church, has now been told he's free to leave the club.

Although still only 20, he's been at the club for 13 years and leaves with a solid football schooling. He had a loan spell at East Fife.

Good luck on your future career.

Stengo1888

1.) 11 Sep 2020 14:37:25
So we are desperate for a new left back but we free our reserve left back without giving him a chance , can’t say much for him then πŸ˜‰, hope the lad goes and has a good career elsewhere .


2.) 11 Sep 2020 20:21:47
You've got to asdume they've watched the kid every day at training and games to come to that decision bit like Miller not good enough.


3.) 11 Sep 2020 20:49:55
Celtic have previous for letting
Left backs leave to early. Mulgrew Robertson Hickey
And were very close to letting kt leave.


 

 

08 Sep 2020 08:09:31
It's being reported that Jack Aitchison could be on his way with a permanent transfer, with Barnsley the club being mooted.

Aitchison was the youngest ever player at the club to score when he came off the bench 15.05.2016 when he was 16 years and 71 days old and scored against Motherwell at Celtic Park.

Good luck to him if the transfer plays out.

Stengo1888

1.) 08 Sep 2020 10:02:51
There are so many good strikers at the club he could learn from; but he can't wait around forever, hoping for a game here and there.
Shame he never seemed to get a sniff after that goal. Burchill and Watt are another two that never quite managed to claim the number 9 jersey and we usually buy more prominent and accomplished strikers. Whatever happens, I hope he has a successful career.


2.) 08 Sep 2020 12:56:26
Agreed. Thing is he's still only 20 and has a bit of dig and good attitude about him - someone's going to benefit from having him. But just watch wee Harper go - this guy's electric.


3.) 08 Sep 2020 16:47:22
Stengo do you really think Harper has a chance of breaking through this season. I did read he has bulked up so physically he might be ready. Also he seems to have taken the place of young Dembele on the bench, is there something in the rumours that Dembele wants to leave and the manager is trying to tell him something, or has Harper just moved ahead of him in the queue through sheer hard work (and ability obviously) ? Cheers!


4.) 08 Sep 2020 18:01:26
I really do markie. He really needs first team involvement and the one thing I like about him is his attitude. He's a bit small mind you for being an out-and-out striker but he has toughened up to turn defenders of his own age group. Whether he's doing it in training is something NL sees and his comments are encoraging. He's got pace and trickery to get past defenders. He'll be a good understudy for Forrest, but he's not only a winger. I think Lennon's promoting him over Dembele to show only reputation doesn't get you on the bench. I can remember the impact a young Charlie Nicholas made on his debut and initial games and I can see similarities with Harper. Time'll tell.


5.) 09 Sep 2020 10:50:04
Thanks Stengo mate I appreciate the info. I'm excited now to see wee Harper. I used to enjoy keeping up with the development squad when we were getting games on celtic TV. Its absolutely farcical that there is no set up in Scotland for development sqauds now. And people wonder why the national team is so poor, and are asking things like why can't Scotland produce a decent striker anymore? The country is so far behind its unreal. Thanks again for the info though buddy, Ed was right, you are the go to man for anything regarding the young squad πŸ‘.


6.) 09 Sep 2020 14:54:08
I don't get going to see the development squads as often as I'd like - but I know a couple of folk whose kids play in two of the older squads and they keep me updated along with what I read and see. I like Barry Coffee and Kerr McInroy. Both are chapping on the door. Think wee Harper will get introduced later on in a few games but nowadays youngsters need to be absolutely flying to get ahead of established players. Used to go and watch the BP Youths in the 80's and the 90's. Derek Whyte was in the youths when I went and Stevie Kean (ex-Blackburn Manager) was also a player then. David Elliot was the best youth I've ever seen. Gerry Creaney, Alex Mathie, Dugald McCarrison, Sandy Fraser and Gerry Britton were other decent youngsters. Agree with you about leagues and stuff. Just shows you how far behind the rest of Europe we are.


 

 

02 Sep 2020 16:29:36
Looks like young Celtic left-back, Daniel Church could be on his way to Dundee for a loan period to get more playing time.

Not exactly in the mould of KT but nevertheless a solid, dependable player. 20 years old so more playing opportunities would do him the world of good.

Stengo1888

1.) 02 Sep 2020 17:00:27
Is he trying to sign ABBA? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Who is the player he looking to sign?


2.) 02 Sep 2020 17:33:08
Sorry peterBoy, I've rechecked my post and haven't a clue what you are referring to - even looked at it upside down. You've got me on this one mate.


3.) 02 Sep 2020 17:34:25
SOK pete - your post should have been on the post below.


4.) 02 Sep 2020 17:44:08
Stengo1888:
Sorry mate I should have put - it was a reply to bestyBhoy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.


5.) 02 Sep 2020 21:14:37
stengo you seem to have good knowledge of our youngsters mate. real positive words today by lennon about the boy harper. i've heard his name mentioned for a while has he got what it takes mate.


6.) 02 Sep 2020 21:27:17
liam - I like Harper too, especially when he says that he wants to make it as he can provide somthing different. The guy's got a good first touch and isn't afraid of running and taking on a defence.

Other youngsters to look out for are Scott Robertson, Barry Coffee and Kerr McInroy.

{Ed007's Note - Good info, Stengo πŸ‘ I don't know much about our youth apart from what I read and an old Bhoy at Chapel but Robertson really impressed me against Cluj last season. I'm hoping with the 9 subs rule we'll see more of our youngsters on the bench and even getting some game time in games we're comfortably winning.}


7.) 02 Sep 2020 21:53:15
No worries Ed. As I said in a previous post a couple of weeks ago or so this is the most potent Development Squad I've seen in a long time so anyone really could come out of it. I didn't see what NL had to say about Harper but checked it out after liam's post. I like Harper and there's bits and pieces on YouTube showing what he does. The 3-2 Sevco win in the Youth Cup Final shows his predatory instinct.

{Ed007's Note - I used to try and get along to the youth games but those days are long gone lol You can be our resident expert 😁


8.) 02 Sep 2020 22:09:33
Aye right - lol.


9.) 02 Sep 2020 22:14:36
Looks like Scott Robertson's going to be sent out on loan as well after reading NLs comments on him.


10.) 03 Sep 2020 05:18:46
Good stuff. i love to see our own coming through and looks as though we could have a few good ones.


11.) 03 Sep 2020 07:17:16
What about Luca Connell he looked a class player in the pre season games Iv seen would have thought he would have had more of a chance or had been sent out on loan by now.


12.) 03 Sep 2020 13:33:55
The problem with Luca Connell is that he's got Brown, Christie/ Ntcham and CalMac all in front of him. This season has to be the one that Brown gets used less and others like Connell and Turnbull get a better chance of seing what they are like and developing. It may be that Brown is raking Lennon's heels in training just to show he can still dish it out, as that seems to be the case with him continuously being picked.


 

 

31 Aug 2020 16:48:16
Scott Robertson has signed a 3 year deal taking him up to 2023.

Decent young midfielder who made his debut against Cluj.

Stengo1888

1.) 31 Aug 2020 21:49:35
Like this kid hope he gets a chance.


2.) 01 Sep 2020 00:03:19
This guy has a lot of potential, if I was the manager, I would be playing him instead of.


3.) 01 Sep 2020 08:47:25
Let me guess Aindoh - Brown?


4.) 01 Sep 2020 12:39:51
Could be Browns long term replacement.


5.) 01 Sep 2020 13:42:23
Scott brown slept with aindohs mum bird and sister and never called any of them back lads common knowledge down my local lol.


6.) 01 Sep 2020 16:59:21
Either that or he has bucked aindoh and didn't call him back lol HH.


 

 

27 Aug 2020 13:15:47
We have signed David Turnbull for up to Β£3m on a 4 year deal.

Stengo1888

1.) 27 Aug 2020 13:20:36
Decent signing, to replace McGregor or Ntcham.


2.) 27 Aug 2020 13:20:37
Has Lennon not resigned yet?


3.) 27 Aug 2020 13:34:15
21yr old from Motherwell to save us. Thank you Mr Lawell can he play Striker, CH or LB.


4.) 27 Aug 2020 13:35:29
Big solid cb that likes defending would be good and a lb with a bit of strength.


5.) 27 Aug 2020 13:44:45
We’ve got Christie to do that Ninja πŸ˜‚.


6.) 27 Aug 2020 13:49:40
Nice when a rumour site is ahead of the curve

I think this is a great signing but will he play?


7.) 27 Aug 2020 14:15:43
If we have such a player revolt and revolving exit door as suggested, he could walk straight into the team replacing Christie or A N Other.


8.) 27 Aug 2020 14:26:09
Great signing he'll hit the ground running CB LB and winger please!


9.) 27 Aug 2020 14:28:34
Why Christie?


10.) 27 Aug 2020 14:32:56
He's played for Motherwell recently and been best player on the pitch. He'll probably not play for us for a while as NL will probably not deem him fit enough to start.


11.) 27 Aug 2020 14:56:59
Hi stengo . less of the sarcasm, its beneath you.


12.) 27 Aug 2020 15:51:34
Sarcasm? Me? Noooo

If Ajeti and Klmala are not match fit then should they not be getting played to GET match fit?


13.) 27 Aug 2020 17:13:15
@ninja if he could play striker he will sit on the bench all season. If Eddy isn't playing no striker will that's lennons tactic to throw the opposition off as to why we haven't got a striker on the park then he will bring him when the game is lost. Time for Lennon to go I for 1 Have had enough of his tactical moronic attitude. The man is a joke and should do the decent thing after a horrible result like last night. If he had played a 4-4-2 or his fav formation or even a 3-5-2 and we lost I would have said it was the players fault. But his tactical genius of leaving the strikers on the bench till 15 mins to go still astounds me. The man should get the key to hungry he gave them that tie. We should have cruised by them total disregard for the supporters by the manager last night.


14.) 27 Aug 2020 18:21:40
Ninja, according to Sky last season Turnbull is a goalkeeper so at least there is some versatility with him lol.


15.) 28 Aug 2020 12:57:08
Bravetart 86
🀣🀣🀣 He always played neary man when growing up.


 

 

 

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20 Sep 2020 10:54:16
Just been reading an article about Henrik and thinking about the team that got to the UEFA Cup final.

Th players we had at the time were still in their prime and, for Scotland, they cost a fair bit at the time. We also had Martin O'Neill and he was a bit of a coup for us then as well.

Since then we've been more of a business than a team. Okay, we've been pretty successful but the standard of player has dropped a lot since then. There weren't as many home grown players then as we have now.

We're spending just enough to get us over the line, have been doing that for the last few seasons, but will we ever see a team and level that we got in 2002-03 ever again?

Stengo1888

1.) 20 Sep 2020 11:40:34
Stengo all tell why that is mate then wee had to keep up with that manky cheating lot from across the way when really it was them that was trying to keep up with the biggest club in Scotland . And the players you could get then for the money wee spent were a better calibabre of player the money down south has made it harder to get quality these days .


2.) 20 Sep 2020 12:18:03
I remember at the time MON saying that Leicester received 7m from TV at the time he came to Celtic, that's now circa Β£100 million.
We had the 2nd highest wage bill behind Man Utd on a turn over of between 50 - 70 million, fast forward to today and our turnover hasn't increased that much but in the pub league even little clubs are turning over Β£130 million. TV destroyed Scottish Football and we'll never see the likes of the MON days unless there's a complete rebuild of European football.


3.) 20 Sep 2020 14:53:35
Or unless we see a quality street gang type thing with 18 year olds to 20 year olds . old style man United. chances of that 10000/ 1.at 17years old nowadays they have 1m insta fans and the promise of the Bayern school of excellence if they hit a corner.


 

 

17 Sep 2020 12:04:15
About two and a half weeks to go until the window closes. It's going to be a nail-biting time to see who could end up leaving us and whether we'll be proactive in replacing those who do. Apart from the defence and goalkeeper we're well covered in other areas.

It's interesting hearing NL comment on Griffiths and saying he's close to full fitness - but how close to match fitness does that mean? Is NL preparing him for other clubs to put in a bid or is Eddy on his way and with LG, Ajeti and Klimala getting there will these three be suitable until the January window opens?

Mikey Johnston is due back training in a couple of weeks so will he be sufficient cover for Mo? Frimpong and Forrest can battle things out on the right. If any of the central midfielders leave we should have enough depth to replace them.

Nailbiting stuff and just hope Hammond, Lawwell and Lennon have spare legs in mind up their sleeves if or when the crunch comes.

Stengo1888

1.) 17 Sep 2020 14:08:35
We need an explosive player on the left we have no pace frimpong and Forrest provide it on the right but the left is a problem.


2.) 17 Sep 2020 15:46:17
Watched the game last night and all Taylor done was pass it backwards, the three times he played it forward we were dangerous and even got a penalty.


 

 

17 Sep 2020 07:52:26
Morning. Just saw the highlights of the game. What do you think of the way Eddy takes penalties? To me there's only one way. Can any of the oldies on here remember how Tam Gemmell took his penalties? If the keeper got his body behind it he was in the net with the ball - result - goal. All this baby step nonsense or placing it gives the keeper the chance to clear it.

Stengo1888

1.) 17 Sep 2020 10:38:41
Was that Gemmell or was it β€œhotshot Hamish” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.


2.) 17 Sep 2020 11:14:28
Definitely Gemmell - not even hotshot with mighty mouse were in the same league.

Was at a game where the keeper got his fingers to one of his penalties back in the late 60's and had to be substituted as he had broken a finger. Christie can take a penalty and so can Gump but no-one can come close to TG - not even Doug Baillie who knew how to take one.


 

 

16 Sep 2020 19:03:22
Looks like a 4-4-2 for tonight's game.

Stengo1888

1.) 16 Sep 2020 19:25:55
That team could read 442 or 352 mate. Maybe he's planning starting 442 and with one change go to 352 if its not working.


2.) 16 Sep 2020 19:31:58
If you've got IPTV it's on Scottish football events.


3.) 16 Sep 2020 19:50:01
Depends where Klimala plays - Could be 4-4-1-1. , whatever it is we're 0-1 down.


 

 

15 Sep 2020 21:07:11
Happy to see that young Scott Robertson was part of a winning team in their 1-1 draw against Coventry, with Gillingham getting through 5-4 on penalties. Robertson scored with one of the penalties.

I rate this guy highly and think he could take over the captaincy in a few years, as like Broony he has a bit of an attitude and dig about him and similarly to Brown, the fecker doesn't smile!

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15 Sep 2020 15:21:32
I'm a left-footer but don't play with my left foot so why does it matter that we can't have a right-footer who doesn't have to be a left-footer playing on the left? Tom Boyd was a right-footer and played on the left at times and didn't do too badly. I'm sure there are plenty of right-footers who can be played on the left who would do a helluva lot better than many left-footers who ply their trade on the left. Look at KT, he was a left-footer who played with his left-foot on the right at times and did better than some right-footers. I rest my case.

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10 Sep 2020 17:35:14
Agree with you on that point OmC. I used to go to Parkhead in the 80s and 90s to watch both the youths and reserves. There were players who played exceptional football for their age group and I was always of the view they would go on and do well in the first team. They didn't, because they couldn't get any better than the level they were playing at.

Scott Robertson is going to a club where the manager is a Celtic supporter and the level Gillingham plays at should be the level he could sustain and get better. There is development potential with Robertson, as there was with Aitchison and Calmac, and he will come back a far better player. That, I have no doubt.

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09 Sep 2020 18:33:05
Old man Chris, in general terms you are probably correct, but it happened with CalMac and Notts County and to a lesser extent with Jack Aitchison. Both players had the attitude that they were going to come back better players and they did. Aitchison cited the benefit CalMac had going on loan and followed suit. With Aitchison there just so happened to be better players when he came back. He's going to be a benefit to whoever signs him - by the looks of things at the moment, Barnsley.

It doesn't matter what player gets loaned out - if the loan player shows he's a benefit to the club then he'll be played. When you see the number of loanees sitting on the bench, or not included in the squad, it probably tells you something more of the player.

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09 Sep 2020 14:54:08
I don't get going to see the development squads as often as I'd like - but I know a couple of folk whose kids play in two of the older squads and they keep me updated along with what I read and see. I like Barry Coffee and Kerr McInroy. Both are chapping on the door. Think wee Harper will get introduced later on in a few games but nowadays youngsters need to be absolutely flying to get ahead of established players. Used to go and watch the BP Youths in the 80's and the 90's. Derek Whyte was in the youths when I went and Stevie Kean (ex-Blackburn Manager) was also a player then. David Elliot was the best youth I've ever seen. Gerry Creaney, Alex Mathie, Dugald McCarrison, Sandy Fraser and Gerry Britton were other decent youngsters. Agree with you about leagues and stuff. Just shows you how far behind the rest of Europe we are.

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09 Sep 2020 14:37:25
That's a decent team to be going to - Steve Evans will look after him.

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19 Sep 2020 19:00:16
Are we the sort of club that we could loan Ajer out and get a CB also on loan who would fill the position better?

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18 Sep 2020 16:09:54
Agree he's greedy but NL's got him until 2024 to get that sorted. If he had the talent and the ability to look up then chances are he wouldn't be at Parkhead.

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18 Sep 2020 08:36:20
Hi Markie, I like watching Mikey Johnston as he's exciting, direct and potent. He only does it in flashes though and would doubt he'd last the full 90 mins constantly. I know a few on here don't rate him but I'd like to see what he could offer once he's back from injury. Conditioning work in the gym would definitely strengthen him but I guess he's the type of player who could come on in a 0-0 draw in the 70th minute and run at the defence. Gump, Frimpong and Johnston all running at tired legs could make the difference. I know Chris Sutton thinks there are good things ahead for him and I hope he's right.

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17 Sep 2020 11:14:28
Definitely Gemmell - not even hotshot with mighty mouse were in the same league.

Was at a game where the keeper got his fingers to one of his penalties back in the late 60's and had to be substituted as he had broken a finger. Christie can take a penalty and so can Gump but no-one can come close to TG - not even Doug Baillie who knew how to take one.

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16 Sep 2020 19:50:01
Depends where Klimala plays - Could be 4-4-1-1. , whatever it is we're 0-1 down.

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