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17 Jul 2021 20:44:28

1.) 17 Jul 2021 23:30:14
Forster linked again to, same rubbish different transfer window next Roberts will be 🤦🏼‍♂️.

2.) 18 Jul 2021 09:05:23
Take forster in a heart beat even on his worst day he's better than the 2 we've got.

3.) 18 Jul 2021 11:47:06
Good news indeed bestybhoy, we need a DEFENSE and Starfelt should prove a good start.

Mally, Forster is better than the 3 we've got!

Personally I'd like to see us bring in a new No.1 and back up keepers and get shot of Barkas and Bain.

4.) 18 Jul 2021 12:05:38
Big Forster is renowned for being glued to his line. Would he suit Big Ange style of football. If we are looking at a new goalkeeper would prefer one that can play the system and is committed to Celtic.

5.) 18 Jul 2021 12:40:00
Rodgers never had a keeper capable of playing his system bar a small run in the team dur Bain. We done alright then.

6.) 18 Jul 2021 14:29:17
He may have his faults most do but he'd be the best keeper up here by a distance.

7.) 18 Jul 2021 17:17:48
I really don’t care that he never came last summer, fact is if he comes we improve by 10-15%.
Time to make him a priority permanent signing.
I’d happily use a large portion of incoming Ajer fee to make it happen.

8.) 18 Jul 2021 17:51:40
Never really get (i don't care what they did brigade) .
Forster, Griffiths, Ntcham the list goes on but people forgive the way they treated us in the past.
Feck everyone of them it's a privilege to wear the hoops. We shouldn't be bending over backwards to accommodate people who have treated us poorly in the past.

9.) 18 Jul 2021 18:40:45
Sick to the back teeth of this Forster nonsense last season and now again this window…… bottom line is Forster was fantastic for us, he had the opportunity to come back last season and bought into the 💩 his parents club fed him about pushing for No1 and ended up spending new at of last season on the bench…… this season his club are again feeding him the same 💩. If Forster wants to earn his £100k wage seeingnout his career with his ass on the bench good luck to him. Is that the type of guy we really want between the sticks? If he wants to come he will it’s that simple but I can see his ass warming the bench again doon there this season.

10.) 18 Jul 2021 18:43:41
We let a better goalkeeper go to Hearts.



07 Jul 2021 18:24:21
Celtic are on the lookout for a First Team Recruitment Analyst after the job listing appeared on a specialist recruitment website.
I'm guessing this is a replacement of sorts for Nick Hammond who resigned from his role at the end of March. It's a responsible role for sure but why on earth have they not approached someone they already are aware of with the relevant experience?
And why have they not done it long before now? HH.

1.) 07 Jul 2021 19:31:45
Maybe the club thought what they had in place would be sufficient and the manager has seen their work and said its not good enough?

{Ed007's Note - Jay Lefevre is the Head of Scouting Operations, the First Team Recruitment Analyst - a new position at the Club - will work under him.}

2.) 07 Jul 2021 19:51:24
It's an analytics role the clue is in the title. An important facet for me but it's not as senior a position as somebody like Hammond.

3.) 07 Jul 2021 20:12:11
JimTim, the functions of the job suggest it's a whole lot more than some geezer sitting in front of a laptop. HH.

4.) 07 Jul 2021 20:43:26
So a positive in us expanding our scouting base.

5.) 07 Jul 2021 21:12:22
Yes Ken, but why the delay? We knew things weren't good since Lenny left and it needed an overhaul.
Here we are in July and now we're asking the question. HH.

6.) 07 Jul 2021 21:39:27
I’m confident we will see changes I don’t think Ange is the type to lie, his intrerviews are well presented and I actually believe in what he’s trying to do here. There will be plenty of work going on in the background scouting and offering deals etc.

7.) 07 Jul 2021 22:15:15
Ken, I'm sure there are but this is a strategic position.
My question is why has it taken until July to look for someone?
Did we not think this was a good idea 3 months ago? Or is this a new approach in the world of football that was invented yesterday?
All the big clubs have been on it for quite a few years but here we are, hustling about trying to think of new ideas. HH.

8.) 08 Jul 2021 10:28:19
You're spot on bestybhoy.

{Ed007's Note - Pedro, how can you look for someone to fill a position that didn't exist? Everyone was delighted when McKay spoke about modernising the Club, now a week after he took over and he's started doing it people are asking why it took so long, yeah because SEVEN days is just soooooo long to get things moving. #McKayOut

9.) 08 Jul 2021 10:55:25
Maybe you should ask bestybhoy, he made the point 👉.

10.) 08 Jul 2021 11:07:29
We want change right now ED! No time to wait, right now. The club are doing well at the moment that’s how I see it. Transfer window opened 8 days ago in reality and everyone’s already freaking out. Listen to the manager and what he says. Too many negatives nowadays lol.

11.) 08 Jul 2021 14:37:31
Sums up this window to a tee when the talk is about getting recruitment people in. Ange should be look8ng at 0layers he wants within our budget and Dom gets them. Two weeks have passed since he said he, wanted them in yesterday, and so far, it's a free from Sheff Wed. It's truly remarkable how long it takes our board to do anything. Have they learned nothing? Right now it seems that way. We need players for the CL or it's the old back four of Ralston, Bitton, Taylor and Welsh. Even writing that gives me the fear. Come on Dom four or five in the next couple if days please.

12.) 09 Jul 2021 10:21:42
Our club should have been on this a long time ago and I'm not talking about the last 7 days or 10 days or whatever, I'm talking about the last 5 years or more because various sources of all or most of the required info has been available.
All the big clubs have been doing it for ages and perhaps it's an example of one of many important cogs missing from a machine that needs to be highly maintained.
The fact it's being addressed now IS a positive development if a bit later in the game than it needed to be. HH.



07 Jul 2021 11:47:41
Media reports suggesting that we have EXTENDED Ntcham's contract by another year. HH.

1.) 07 Jul 2021 13:52:28
Big Ange will obviously want to scrutinize and select what he thinks is his best squad and as they say - everyone deserves a 2nd chance. However, many supporters will have either severe doubts or at the very least, mixed feelings about quite a few after last season. Obviously we have to trust his opinion and judgement with the new season about to start and little new business being done so far?

2.) 07 Jul 2021 17:06:19
bestybhoy, could be a good move for a couple of reasons. (1) Ange might be able to get some performances out of him to get his price up (2) prevents him signing a pre contract elsewhere and leaving for nothing.

3.) 07 Jul 2021 17:20:15
Pedro I think your spot on about the pre contact. I hope he doesn’t play for us again so a fee would be great.

4.) 07 Jul 2021 17:33:11
Agreed Malika.



11 Jun 2021 20:42:38
Ntcham appears to have agreed terms with AEK this evening.
No idea if we are getting a fee or if he is being released.
If AEK are looking for players with no heart, no drive, no spirit and no determination then I think he'll fit in well.
Good feckin riddance. HH.

1.) 11 Jun 2021 21:29:28
Quiet Besty they may change their mind and we are stuck with him again hsha.

2.) 12 Jun 2021 09:22:18
O can't believe our board aren't demanding a fee. Oh wait. They better have a 40% sell on.



10 Jun 2021 09:17:20
Big Ange is confirmed. HH.

1.) 10 Jun 2021 09:43:15
Making all the right noises with a very passionate affirmation and statement of intent. Looking forward and upwards after last season.

2.) 10 Jun 2021 09:48:49
Yes Oab. He said this,

"We have already begun work on our plans for adding to the squad - we aim to bring players of quality to Celtic to enhance the existing core of great talent. "


3.) 10 Jun 2021 10:03:23
Also impressed with the first statement.

Marquee signing next, especially as Eddy is offski. I'd love to see them announce a permanent deal for Elyannousi, despite the fact that I still can't spell his name.


4.) 10 Jun 2021 10:35:52
Moi is being chased by Wolfsburg and Frankfurt doubt we will see him back.

5.) 10 Jun 2021 10:57:23
The statement sounds like the normal guff as it is most likely written for them by the PR team.

6.) 10 Jun 2021 11:30:33
I personally wouldn't like to see MOI Back. i feel he flattered to decieve most of the time, and never really turned up on the big occaisions. Wish him all the best, just not in a celtic shirt please.

7.) 10 Jun 2021 12:31:34
Moi can go anywhere as long it's not ph.

8.) 10 Jun 2021 12:39:45
Never really happened for any of our players last season though for whatever reason. I'd take him back but can't see it.

9.) 10 Jun 2021 12:55:59
I agree with Junglegaz.

10.) 10 Jun 2021 12:58:29
A man who wants to be here and will bring drive and passion to the job. He has everything to prove and I desperately hope he does it.

11.) 10 Jun 2021 13:44:50
The man deserves a chance to make things work but what worries me is how much control and say he has over signings and general operations within the squad.

The past is indeed the past and it's time to move on but I don't trust the celtic board as far as I could throw them and just feel there is a total lack of competency in the timing and running of decisions and if rubbish hits the fan for whatever reason then ange will unfairly be made a scapegoat.

Peter lawwell is now away which is one toxic weed removed as change was needed but with no head of recruitment or director of football in place I feel this is going to be an utter transition season for us all instead of expected success from the off.

Give him time and let him have the final say on transfers if it's within the budget as he's the one working with the players every day, strange times to be a celtic fan but all the best and good luck ange!

12.) 10 Jun 2021 15:53:46
I think the clue may be in the title the club has given him, not head coach but Football Manager. He will be managing the football side of things.

13.) 10 Jun 2021 17:49:48
We need to get behind him. And so do the board, or it will be panda.

14.) 10 Jun 2021 18:23:10
Best of luck ange I really hope he is a rip roaring success obviously but I cannot understand how we’ve ended up here how can he be our second choice, I know we probably got a few knock backs but we’ve ended up with one hell of a gamble, there’s probably thousands of coaches with the relevant pro license to manage in our leagues and European tournaments and although they don’t garuntee quality and success surely they are a bare minimum for a ‘big’ club . I pray I’m wrong but this could be an unmitigated disaster. HH.

15.) 11 Jun 2021 18:31:08
Ange won't get the blame from me unless the board give him backing and he buys duds. The CL is gone more than likely as we don't have time now to get players in. But we need to for the Europa a few weeks later. Again, who actually believes we could manage that. Hopefully Dom won't haggle over ten bob and the ghost of Lawell can be exhumed once and for all. Still think it's a Herculean task to get quality in, and will be torpedoed if the board go cheap and hope again.

16.) 11 Jun 2021 18:35:13
I bet it doesn't get close to the unmitigated disaster we are still in due to appointing the wrong guy last time. We have Lenny and Lawell out, that's a step in the right direction. Over to our board to back Ange. God help us all. :)




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24 Jul 2021 20:34:50
I've said it before and I'll keep saying it.
We need to go all out for Lewis Ferguson. Some fans think he comes from a bigoted family because of the Rangers connection but that is definitely not the case in reality.
He's a Broony type of character and he'll do what's right for his career if the deal is right. HH.

1.) 24 Jul 2021 21:16:09
Like to see him in . looks far better than shaw and soro . thought young robertson showed up well.

2.) 24 Jul 2021 21:34:54
Ferguson is like a young Broony who can do it at both ends, he’s a bit of an all rounder.
Adding Hickey or Doig and Nesbitt would also make a difference.
It’s important to add the best young Scottish players because it’s worked for us in the past.

3.) 24 Jul 2021 21:52:36
Unfortunately the interest and desire has been generated by the support (for a wee while now) and I have not heard of any interest or intent from the club. Hope Dom and Ange read these pages?

4.) 24 Jul 2021 21:57:23
Buzz, agreed.
Sometimes the best talent is right in front of us. HH.

5.) 24 Jul 2021 22:23:50
As young Murray might be proving.

6.) 24 Jul 2021 22:50:05
Agree with the above re Ferguson, I've said for months he could do a real job for us.

Would he come to Celtic, yes- I think so. I don't believe there's any issue just because his Dad and Uncle played for Sevco.

{Ed007's Note - There wouldn't be Pedro, anyone that grew up in The 'Hill will tell you what the Ferguson family were/are like.}

7.) 25 Jul 2021 12:08:47
I’m sure Ed said a while back that celtic had asked Aberdeen to be kept notified on Ferguson’s position. Just because the media don’t report on it doesn’t mean we aren’t interested or trying to sign a player.



24 Jul 2021 18:48:52
I rarely if ever say a player has to go when talking only about their ability. I've said it a few times when it's clear that some players don't want to be at Celtic but that's different, so I'm saying it now.
Barkas has to go. He will never come good. He even said himself some time ago that he doesn't like playing in goal. He didn't even become a keeper until he was late teens or something like that.
Maybe he's not happy in Glasgow, maybe he's not happy at Celtic, maybe there are a hundred other reasons why things aren't working out for him but at the end of the day things AREN'T working out for him. He's getting paid to be a goalkeeper. He's showing himself to be unhappy/ unsuitable etc. on a regular basis.
Our club is suffering on the pitch because of him (not only him though! ) and he has to go. He will NEVER come good, and if he does then I'll happily donate another £50 to Michael's NHS charity appeal.
It's a bet I'd be very happy to lose but I feel my money is safe. HH.

1.) 24 Jul 2021 19:18:00

Barkas wasn't at fault for any goals today. Agree he's not what we need.

2.) 24 Jul 2021 19:23:25
He wasn't 100% to blame Auf but did you see the gap he left at the front post and he was beaten before the penalty was struck!

3.) 24 Jul 2021 19:23:41
Auf he wasn’t to blame but his positioning for Antonio’s first goal was terrible. He gave him the whole near post and half of the goal to roll it into.

4.) 24 Jul 2021 19:25:25
Auf he's awful, he could at least made it hard for the boy to score, he doesn't make saves is poor at crosses and his kicking is average, he never shouts or commands his back 4,he hardly looks fussed when he loses a goal, its incredible that's what we are considering for wed, uts bain all day till we get a keeper.

5.) 24 Jul 2021 19:28:43
Auf, did you see the 2nd goal? Have a look at youtube.
He wasn't great at the first one either. HH.

6.) 24 Jul 2021 19:34:58
Barkas is only part of the problem, fact is this team is worse than last season's, really have the fear for this campaign.

7.) 24 Jul 2021 19:59:43
Auf1888 his positioning is atrocious, he isn't a keeper full stop, he's useless and that's being polite. Plenty keepers in the world miles better than him!

8.) 24 Jul 2021 20:12:02
Turner1984, he actually isn't a bad keeper. In fact I'd go as far as saying he's pretty decent, but only when he's happy with his life.
He isn't happy in Glasgow and it's affecting everything he does. He doesn't want to be here so we should let him go even if it means we take a big hit on his fee. HH.

9.) 24 Jul 2021 20:29:00
Auf besty clearly isn’t saying barkas has to go because of his performance today he’s sayin he has to go because he’s the worst keeper we’ve seen in a Celtic top in a long time but In my opinion he was poor for at least 2 hammers goals, and he didn’t cover himself in glory with the pen either.

10.) 24 Jul 2021 20:38:53
Yes Kevpatrick.
Here's a question for everyone.
Out of all the games Barkas has played for Celtic, would you need all the fingers of just one hand to name the games where he was very good? HH.

11.) 24 Jul 2021 21:06:46
I can only remember Barkas having one outstanding game and it was away to Ross County when we won 5-0.
Ross County hit the woodwork twice and Barkas had 5 good saves.
Apart from that match, I’m struggling to remember Barkas standing out for the right reasons.

12.) 24 Jul 2021 21:25:55
I know Barkas isn't the long term solution but today wasn't on him. The new system Ange is playing will take time and his players to make it work. Was scary the room on the wings WH were getting with our full backs moving inside.
Not defending Barkas but he was shouting at defence today. We were laughing about it at game.

13.) 24 Jul 2021 21:33:42
Buzz, there you go.
Fair play to him for his performance on the day. HH.

14.) 24 Jul 2021 22:43:02
He was suspect for 1st, 2nd and 6th goal. Terrible position for all of them and no attempt to save cause of that. He is the worst goalie we ha e ever had, and we have had a few bad ones!

15.) 25 Jul 2021 07:46:22
Bestybhoy your at it again, I presume you never played footy? My u14s keeper many moons ago wouldn't of left angles like that, Barkas had no awareness what so ever of his positioning, and the two saves he made I could've saved, poor finishing not great saves!

He maybe is good with the ball at his feet, so in that case why not chuck soro in goals?

Long story short Barkas needs to go, we need a solid shot stopper ASAP.

And finally pal please lay off the crack pipe because your posts are honking, im struggling to cope with the nonsense I have to read on the daily!



24 Jul 2021 17:53:28
Well that was shabby.
I know West Ham are a decent side but we were poor overall today. If the club can't see the need for fast signings after that then next season is going to be painful.
We all know it's pre-season etc. and there were no points to be won today but what it did show is that we can't yet field a team with the talent to fit into the system Ange wants to play. The fact that he's swapping Barkas and Bain in every game shows he has no confidence in either of them
We have to take Ange and McKay's word for it that they're working on signings but as Ange himself said they have stalled on completing deals up until now.
It might turn out to be a blessing in disguise if we get humped out of Europe early and concentrate on the league. HH.



17 Jul 2021 20:48:29
I believe Ange now knows his best 11 from what we have available.
One or two may come in before Tuesday but we can't rely on them. There obviously won't be the same level of subs in a meaningful game but I think he knows what he has available to him. HH.



17 Jul 2021 19:34:53
What is very clear is the fact that we need a new keeper, either to replace Barkas or challenge him. Barkas was decent today, a big improvement on last season, but Bain isn't going to do it for us at any level. HH.

1.) 17 Jul 2021 19:44:12
And Bain is far better than Barkas, scary I know🤤.

2.) 17 Jul 2021 19:58:34
Besty I thought Barkas looked confident today. I know it was only one half but he looks like he's turning the corner. Last year was a difficult year to move to a new country and with the way the team was playing without confidence. We signed Barkas because he was a cracking keeper. I do have to agree with Bain not being good enough. He is a good shot stopper but the rest of his skills are clearly lacking.




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24 Jul 2021 21:18:57
Mark, would you disagree with my comment about Barkas?
We fecked about over McGinn.
We fecked about over Toney.
I can't comment too much on Colley.
We're all fans and we're all entitled to our opinion without being criticised if it doesn't agree with yours.
There's no need to bring a hundred different facts into the equation, we've made some great signings over the years but on balance we've made more bad ones than good and we've spent as much money on the duds as we've made on the good ones. HH.

{Ed007's Note - I'm not criticising your opinion Besty, I'm saying that you can't blame the scouting and recruitment departments for the mistakes outwith their control, they produced the players that won what I listed and players we know those above them dropped the ball on. If those departments were so bad would we have dominated like we did and all been happy last summer when the window closed.
These guys are like Gavin Strachan, the sports science department etc etc they can only produce the data etc but the decision makers need to use it correctly.
Hypothetically again but how different could our season - and current squad - have been with those 3 players signed? The fact we never signed them has absolutely nothing to do with the scouting and research we do on players.}



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24 Jul 2021 20:44:36
For our key positions we should be identifying certain players within our fee structure and pay structure and then going out and making the deal happen.
All of the information about wages etc. is readily available within the footballing world.
But for some reason we keep ****in around over deals. We've done it for years and years.
Why is that? Why do we always drag out transfer deals? We can't blame Lawwell anymore but the same approach seems to apply. HH.

{Ed007's Note - So what could Celtic have done to get Starfelt or Kyogo in quicker? We're not even a month into the McKay/Ange era and people are going mental over a result in a friendly.}



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24 Jul 2021 20:50:24
Mark, it has clearly affected Barkas to the point where he doesn't even know what a ball is. Our club's research on players is rubbish and has been for years. HH.

{Ed007's Note - So it's affected Barkas that he was 2nd choice, really? Our research on players that won 9 titles in a row, a quadruple treble, who had McGinn, Toney and Omar Colley in the bag, brought in Frimpng that we made a packet off, gave us VVD, Ajer, Sinclair, Dembele even Shane Duffy that you backed and we all made excuses for. Every single supporter was delighted with our squad when the transfer window closed last summer with who we kept and who we signed and now you're saying our research on players has been rubbish for year?
It was the man making the final decisions that messed up, the scouting and recruitment departments done their jobs well.}



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23 Jul 2021 10:24:39
Forster for me every day of the week if he were available and wanted to come. HH.



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17 Jul 2021 20:53:57
News Now are comparable to HITC with all the bollox they produce. Why do some fans not listen to reality and still continue to read the shyt these sites come up with?
I avoid them all because they know nothing, apart from how to write silly headlines that get some fans wetting their knickers. HH.




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24 Jul 2021 21:57:23
Buzz, agreed.
Sometimes the best talent is right in front of us. HH.



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24 Jul 2021 21:54:16
Mark, I'm saying we should also be looking at buying more 'accessible' players who can be influential for European games (and the club's preparation for the season ahead) in the short term without the C.V. restrictions but also bring a positive contribution in the long term.
Did I say anywhere that we should only be looking at players who fit the 'Lisbon Lions' geographical standards?
Like I said before, you have you're your opinion and I have mine, like everyone else, but who's to say one is more important than the other?
You do a fabulous job of running the forum, I 've told you that before, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong and you're right. There's no benefit for anyone in the long term if you think that a sharp comment proves your point purely because of your control of the forum. HH.

{Ed007's Note - You might be older and wiser than many know but nobody mentioned that or anything about the Lisbon Lions, you said:

"Why are we solely looking at players who have to quarantine for 329 days or whatever? There are foreign players in the UK who don't need to make that transition. There are many decent players in Scotland who would improve us considerably and they'd only need to change one digit of the bus number they need to get here."

And on another thread you said:

"Our club's research on players is rubbish and has been for years."

So should we do our research on players and sign the best we can or just sign players that meet the quarantine and work permit restrictions immediately?
It's nothing to do with opinions - and it's nothing personal even though you seem intent in taking it that way - it's about you contradicting yourself on different threads.
If it was about opinions you'd have the same one across the board.}



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24 Jul 2021 21:33:42
Buzz, there you go.
Fair play to him for his performance on the day. HH.



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24 Jul 2021 21:08:18
Mark, I'm older and wiser than many know.
I also know friendlies aren't the be all and end all of preparation but the reality is that we're rubbish and disjointed at the minute. Today simply exposed that as fact. West Ham don't play in the SPL (thankfully) but they came to our playpen and took all our toys.
We can hide behind the meaningless friendly story all we like but the truth is, and correct me if I'm wrong, we're a rubbishshow of a team and even Ange isn't happy with how things have progressed. Why are we solely looking at players who have to quarantine for 329 days or whatever? There are foreign players in the UK who don't need to make that transition. There are many decent players in Scotland who would improve us considerably and they'd only need to change one digit of the bus number they need to get here. Starfelt and Furuhashi might turn out to be fabulous players, I sincerely hope they do, in fact I feckin pray that they do because we need a significant contribution from somewhere. HH.

{Ed007's Note - So just buy players in Scotland so they don't need to isolate?? And on another thread you're going on about how poor the player recruitment and research has been for years??
That's the way to go 😂😂



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24 Jul 2021 20:38:53
Yes Kevpatrick.
Here's a question for everyone.
Out of all the games Barkas has played for Celtic, would you need all the fingers of just one hand to name the games where he was very good? HH.