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07 Jan 2019 19:59:59
Weah confirmed but only till the end of the season.


1.) 07 Jan 2019 20:16:17
Hate loan signings especially this short but if it wins us the league fair enough.

2.) 07 Jan 2019 20:25:32
A lot of rumours there will be an option for another year if it all goes well.

3.) 07 Jan 2019 20:21:10
If it’s only to the end of the season I’m really not overly pleased, an 18 month deal would have been a lot better. It seems like we want to improve the forward areas but don’t want to pay to do it. We signed two players now who we lose and will probably have to replace in the summer, and get it sorted hopefully before the champions league qualifiers . It all seems a bit short sighted . Hopefully we may be using the bulk of the budget on defenders as we have the same problem there in the summer.

4.) 07 Jan 2019 20:58:07
It isn't ideal but if the rumors are true on this lads potential ability I'd rather have than have not.

Get in bayo and Rodgers has 2 players for every forward position n that should turn those rubbish away draws to wins.

Im coming round to BRs thinking, young hungry players for the run in.

5.) 07 Jan 2019 21:13:48
We have Arzani due back also only so may wingers/ forwards you can have?

6.) 07 Jan 2019 22:30:31
Just a Twitter rumour, maybe just that, Daniel Sturridge to Celtic, loan or permanent unknown, allegedly from a footballers agent.

7.) 07 Jan 2019 23:18:17
No chance Sturridge will come up hear I would eat my hat if that deal would happen.

{Ed0333's Note - I’m not sure you want Sturridge mate. Be careful what you wish for.

8.) 08 Jan 2019 07:26:05
Sturridge? Did you watch him last night for someone who should’ve been busting a gut considering the competition he has was as disinterested a player I’ve ever seen.
As for Weah as much as I don’t like loans 6 month with (if there is one) 18 month extension probably makes sense considering the musonda fiasco.

9.) 08 Jan 2019 08:39:42
Im not concerned that the deals are only six months, and if the rumours of a chance to extend are true then that is all the better. if you look at the Mosunda loan, we took him for 18 months and it didn't work, we could have been stuck with him. 6 months will see if he can adapt to the scottish game and then look at extending.



14 Oct 2016 16:10:11
looks like john park has gotten his jotters.


1.) 14 Oct 2016 16:14:42
DN30 have you sacked him?

2.) 14 Oct 2016 16:23:54
How do you mean I've not seen anything yet big d.

3.) 14 Oct 2016 16:36:00
Apparently he has left to look for a new challange lol about time this happened tbh. But now we are looking for someone to fill his roll, whatever this maybe.



27 Apr 2016 11:47:32
seen nigel pearson being linked with us now don't fancy him as the man to take us forward seems like a bit of a chunt to me.


1.) 27 Apr 2016 12:23:32
He is a bit paranoid, but all the Leicester players loved him and I was just reading Mahrez say he put down all the foundations, especially defensively. He said he should get as much credit as Ranieri. We were linked with Pearson before we got Mowbray, so someone on the board rates him. I also think if it wasn't for his slightly odd behaviour he'd be doing well, - I think that he was on edge because the fans and journalists were slating him, to be fair though they went on that great run and stayed up, and got them promoted also. I don't think his son helped either with his antics in the Far East, especially with the owners being from there. He's highly rated as a coach though, and been at other big clubs and has experience. I'm just terrified about the alternatives, - that's Malky Mackay in today from 25/ 1 to second favourite at 5/ 2. The board better realise that if they don't get this right there will be mutiny. There are loads of top managers available, also coaches who could work under an experienced director of football, they can't be trusted though, they are backward, plain and simple.

2.) 27 Apr 2016 12:30:46
It's also a disgrace if the board are waiting on Davie Moyes making a decision so he can see if the Everton job comes up again, or even another club. If they want him then he should decide straight away, he's not good enough to be choosy. He might end up out of work for another long period, - if he doesn't get the Villa/ Everton job he might be begging to get something.

3.) 27 Apr 2016 13:11:07
I'd take Pearson before Malky, Lennon, Coyle and some of the other dross we've been linked with.

4.) 27 Apr 2016 17:09:05
They could appoint Mourinho and it still won't be good enough for me if Peter Lawwell is still at club.

5.) 27 Apr 2016 19:55:59
He at least has to clarify what Park actually does. He has one of these vague/ generic titles like director of football operations, - all he seems to do though is scout players. Him and Lawwell are more like bloody football agents, especially when you add that guy called Dudu Dahan. The whole set-up is a disgrace. It also means no-one knows definitively who is doing what and who is to blame for so many mistakes. In any other organisation you would call it a whitewash. Park hasn't done anything to improve the youth dept, that's still average compared to plenty other clubs, so God knows what he does except sit in front of a computer because as far as I know it's other guys that actually go to most of the games (to watch players) especially abroad. The more I think about the whole thing the more angry I get because from top to bottom it's a complete shambles.

6.) 27 Apr 2016 19:55:59
He at least has to clarify what Park actually does. He has one of these vague/ generic titles like director of football operations, - all he seems to do though is scout players. Him and Lawwell are more like bloody football agents, especially when you add that guy called Dudu Dahan. The whole set-up is a disgrace. It also means no-one knows definitively who is doing what and who is to blame for so many mistakes. In any other organisation you would call it a whitewash. Park hasn't done anything to improve the youth dept, that's still average compared to plenty other clubs, so God knows what he does except sit in front of a computer because as far as I know it's other guys that actually go to most of the games (to watch players) especially abroad. The more I think about the whole thing the more angry I get because from top to bottom it's a complete shambles.

7.) 27 Apr 2016 21:15:29
Ranieri has even said himself he was very impressed with the organisation of the team and work ethic they demonstrated when he took over, and didn't look to change anything in those two key departments. I don't know what it is with Pearson though, he just doesn't get my heart racing. Then again maybes that's not what is important. The problem still hasn't left the club though, let's not just let it get swept under the carpet when the masses are appeased by a celtic man being given the job.

8.) 28 Apr 2016 02:56:24
I think myself included having been getting carried away with names for the vacant manager's job . We are talking about Moyes. , Rodgers, Pearson, Keane and a whole lot of other names of managers who could all get a job with the middle of the table EPL teams and Championship teams . With these clubs they could risk £10-£15m on an unknown striker and no one would blind an eye if the striker didn't strike . At Celtic there would be a virtual Inquest if a £1 striker wasn't scoring regular.
That 's why we should be looking at A Stubbs and N Lennon and maybe even Jackie Mac to realistically fill our vacancy.

9.) 28 Apr 2016 05:57:48
There's already been an inquest - JP and PL are guilty.

I think after the last few appointments the club need to pull out the stops and get somebody with a wee bit more pedigree than Stubbs, Lennon or Jackie Mac.

However, the powers that be though have meddled and ran the club into being a difficult one to manage, coupled with some fans ignorant expectations, my head tells me it's really not as desirable job as it used to be.

10.) 28 Apr 2016 06:15:12
I agree with the points made about more transparency too.



06 Aug 2013 09:58:30
Alfred Finnbogason will be a celtic player by the end of the week heerenveen are running at a loss according to their interim chief exec.


1.) There are so many conflicting posts on here I don't know what to believe!
One thing I know for sure is we are a striker, a midfield powerhouse and soon a solid centre back down and we have a must-win game in Sweden tomorrow we need to focus on.
Unfortunately the headlines leading up to the game are all negative re section 111 and not about the class replacements we seriously need to progress and improve.
I hope we win this tie and follow it up with much needed positivity on the transfer front and Celtic in general.

Jungle Jim

2.) I would love this to happen. I just can't see Celtic spending 5m on one player.

3.) Everton bound

Jimi 88



09 Mar 2013 09:23:55
i'm hoping that celtic use the money made from champions league and player sales to get in a quality centre back and even more so a top quality striker with good technique able to make goals on his own and good in the air what's the point in having wingers or attacking full backs whipping crosses into the box for wee guys who are crap in the air i. e stokes and hooper we should speculate to accumulate spend 10 - 15 million on some more quality players instead of some unknown's with potential if we learned anything from the juventus games is I think midfield were ok but up front and at the back we are lacking in quality and with maybe atleast a more clinical striker we may have got more from the games hoopers head is gone for me he doesn't want to be here any more we should have gave stokes the nod atleast he wants to be at celtic
big. D


1.) NL is very committed to improving the team and progressing and although we will lose a few in the summer (Wanyama will be a huge loss) the nucleus of the squad will stay. Therefore we must go for that extra bit of quality with the cash available.
Defensive frailties were obvious as you say and the inability to score in 2 full games against Juventus also tells a story, and I would love to see a flair player on the left and a creative maestro in the middle.


2.) What we need is someone on the park who can take the team by the scruff of the neck and tell them to get their finger out. Someone in the mould of Roy Aitken or indeed our Manager
Tambhoy {Ed007's Note - Scott Brown...I have said it since before the last time he was out with a long term injury how important he is to the team. I think NL sees a lot of himself in Brown and that is why he is club captain. Brown is the heartbeat of the team, when he is out nobody is willing to step up.}




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25 May 2019 19:26:06
Neil Lennon was never my first second or even third choice for manager but he is the manager now whether we like it or not my only hope is that he gets backed in the transfer window and starts to make changes to the style and formation I think most of the teams in Scotland have figured out how to stop us playing for the most part and now the treble is done hopefully he can change it up a bit and make us less predictable big transfer window coming up.




14 May 2019 16:10:08
I see Graham Potter is being linked to the now vacant Brighton job I've said before I would like to get this guy at Celtic doubt it will happen now and it may have been a bit risky whilst going for the 10 but he is the type we should be looking at rather than pie in the sky links to Mourinho and benitez also u would say no to Houghton although I don't think he should have been sacked.




06 May 2019 16:57:15
So now that the title is in the bag should Neil Lennon make changes to the team i. e formation and tactics?
I would like to see him try to put his stamp on the team now that the pressure is off the style of play for me is far too predictable and for the most part in effective as team's have sussed how to combat our style although personally I would prefer someone else to get the job it would be nice to see him change it from being Brendan's team and freshen up the playstyle.


1.) 06 May 2019 18:51:30
If we do the business next week and on the 25th of May he should be given the job and the task of reaching the 10.

{Ed007's Note - If we appoint Lennon I'll just be relieved to get to 9.}

2.) 06 May 2019 19:10:20
Ed anybody else has a serious risk attached no matter who they are. Lennon knows the players, the club and what the 10 is all about that’s just my thoughts my friend.

{Ed007's Note - That means absolutely nothing when it comes to appointing our next manager. John Kennedy ticks all those boxes and knows the Club and players better than Lennon considering how long he's been here - and he's a better coach than Lennon.}

3.) 06 May 2019 20:04:02
Ed, you are spot on about JK and he also stayed. So, he knows what the 10 is about, the Club, the team, the supporters and, The History.

{Ed007's Note - All the things we're looking for in our next manager according to JFP, what about John Collins coming back but this time as the main man?}

4.) 06 May 2019 20:22:03
We need a manager who knows the Scottish game if we want to just do 10 in a row, to me I would love the team to get better in Europe as well, but that means money being invested into the team.

5.) 06 May 2019 20:32:55
Lets be clear about this, our board set the sights at our domestic nearest challenge, nothing more nothing less. They’ll reingurege every penny.

6.) 06 May 2019 20:58:49
See this rubbish that WE NEED A MANAGER THAT KNOWS THE SCOTTISH GAME does my heed in. What a load of bull.
2 names kill that stone dead.
Tommy Burns and Wim Jansen.
Jansen won the most important league in my life time, what did he know of the Scottish game.

And see this rubbish our board don't spent that's bull tae.
Rodgers spent about 35 million all in. He just fecking pissed it up against a wall.

Go get a good manager and give him a proper budget and we will win the league by a mile.

7.) 06 May 2019 20:53:42
Ed - would you give the job to john Kennedy? Not saying he’s your preferred option but do you reckon he could do it justice?

{Ed007's Note - Nah. Kennedy's a good coach and probably understands the game better than a lot of managers going about but I wouldn't give him the main job at Celtic just yet, maybe if he went away and showed what he could do elsewhere first for a few years.}

8.) 06 May 2019 21:10:11
Maybe we will bring in Moyes as DOF and appoint Kennedy as HC.

{Ed007's Note -


9.) 06 May 2019 21:23:51
I agree Ed would be happy with 9 if Lenny was to become manager. I know I sound like I don't like Lenny that is far from the truth I think the guy is great and a decent manager But from all the hatred he got from the last time he was manager and his tactics I don't think he would move us forward. And as a great club we should be looking to progress not stagnate or go backwords I haven't A sensible clue as to who would move us further on to be honest but I can't see Lenny doing that.

{Ed007's Note - That's exactly how I feel, Tony. Some people think because you don't want Lennon as manager you're against him as a man and Celtic legend but for me it's the bigger picture, can he take us as a team and as a Club forward from where Rodgers left us? Are we confident of another Treble under Lennon, would his love for the Club - and let's face it, his need for the job - make him Lawwell's lackey again getting players forced on him etc All the problems Lennon faced before are still there and Lawwell won't spend millions of £s on Lennon's say so, that is a 100% definite.}

10.) 06 May 2019 20:46:30
Why do we need a manager who knows the Scottish game? Rodgers had never managed in Scotland before and he did alright.

Statements like that have been holding us back for years, we need a modern forward thinking coach who is capable tactically. Not a Celtic man who’s main tactic is the hairdryer treatment!

11.) 06 May 2019 22:14:00
I feel the same as ED, I like Lennon as a person and I love his passion for the club but I'm not sure that he can take us to the next level, that's what the club should be aiming for.
When we appointed Rodgers in 2016 it felt that the club were making a statement of intent, and, especially in his first season he did take us to a higher level than we were used to. I would like us to try and do something similar this time.

{Ed007's Note - 👍

12.) 06 May 2019 22:31:09
Where is the evidence that Jk is a good coach, thought he was getting slautered previously because of the ineptitude and ametuerish defending of the centre backs, last season, or the one before,
We don't need a manager that knows, the Scottish game, what's needed is a manager that can manage, and can speak English, and can get the team playing attractive, winning football, I don't care about nine in a row, I would trade it in for a semifinal champions League appearance, at least that would mean the team were improving, nine in a row only proves the poverty of opposition in Scottish football.

13.) 07 May 2019 00:08:54
Like many on here I like Neil Lennon and cerainly was in favour of him getting the job permanently as I have always favoured a "Celtic man". However the various threads on here over the last couple of monthes have made me widen my horizons and got me thinking. I can't think who i would want and will fully support whoever it is.

It is interesting to note that in 1997 a true Celtic legend (Tommy Burns) was sacked and replaced by Wim Jansen who brought us The King and stopped Rangers from getting 10 in a row. It is also interesting to note that same Wim Jansen was a member of the Feyenoord team that beat Celtic in the final of the 1970 European Cup Final.

14.) 07 May 2019 00:32:57
I read all that you say and I don't agree with anyone who thinks that a big named continental would probably be the best bet for us .
But I cannot forget the time when the club from Ibrox brought in as good a manager as could be got from France . Very many Celtic fans were worried sick, they thought their domination was set for another 4/5,yrs . But Paul couldn't win the dressing room and soon Paul was gone and Rangers 1872 continued on like a run away train until Rangers died in 2012.

I don't for one minute think that appointing a super continental coach will kill us off, but if we don't get on the winning road immediately 9 in a row could be in big trouble
Someone said that the rat B. R. had no experience managing in Scotland, but he had first hand knowledge of discrimination and anti Catholic bias from he was born living in the North of Ireland.

15.) 07 May 2019 00:33:43
Lennon doesn't have anything to prove to anyone. He took mowbrays team and turned it around, built a team that got to the last 16.

He would do fine if given the job.

People are just acting spoiled cos we got Rodgers who had a reputation.

Despite the fact that Rodgers only managed 80 odd PTS tally in his second season. Deila even got 93 in his last year.

Lennon is a realistic name. That's all, nothing to do with knowing the Scottish game etc.

Just the simple fact that most other higher reputation manager will not be interested.

Even clowns like Roy Keane knocked it back hence why we got deila before haha.

16.) 07 May 2019 07:52:59
Aindoh how many times have people on here need to be told John Kennedy isn't and never was a defensive coach?
He was just a coach and coached all areas of the team. He carried out the managers instructions. That's it.

Tesla do you think Lennons record was good enough first time around?
5 trophies from a possible 12 in a time that was probably the weakest Scottish football league in our life times?

17.) 06 May 2019 22:28:17
Ed are the club still looking to go down the DOF route?

{Ed007's Note - As far as I know they are, Kev. At the very least it looks like Congerton will go and need replaced.}

18.) 07 May 2019 10:08:19
Yes Kev. Tbh trophies doesn't always tell the full story.

As I said Rodgers won a treble last year but would you say we were amazing? 83 league PTS amazing?

O'Neill won nothing on his Seville season so was that a failure?

Lennon had to overhaul a full squad on a budget. Then had to deal with us selling our best players.

Rodgers got backed properly and his only major sale was Dembele which got replaced with Édouard.

Different eras, different circumstances.

Kev ask yourself this. Lennon got to the last 16, further than Rodgers did with both Celtic AND Liverpool.

Under a tight budget, overhauling an entire squad.

19.) 07 May 2019 10:57:37
Lennon was Getting results in Europe and not getting pumped rotten though.

{Ed007's Note - The win over Barcelona seems to cloud some people's memory. 3-1 loss against Sion and only getting into the EL because of their blatant disregard for the rules by their nutter of an owner, the 3-0 loss to Braga in CL qualifiers, 5-0 loss over both legs with Juventus, 6-1 against Barca, 3-0 against AC Milan at Celtic Park were all on Neil Lennon's watch and I'd class each of them as a being pumped rotten.}

20.) 07 May 2019 11:17:48
Here's the thing Tesla I want to see us improve. I though Rodgers time was up at the end of this season anyway. I think we could all see he had taken us as far as he was going to. But so had Lennon and he won't improve us. If we are happy to just plod along then Lennon will do a job
But me, I want something new, something to get excited about and something that builds on what is there.

Oh and yes oneill season winning nothing on seville was a failure though it gave us a hell of a ride and some great memories.

21.) 07 May 2019 11:19:03
You would think congerton would have gone by now ed, with planning needed done early.

{Ed007's Note - I never expected Congerton to leave before the summer and he'll still be working on potential signings for us.}

22.) 07 May 2019 12:07:14
The Seville season is one of our most memorable seasons and we got more PTS then finishing 2nd that Rodgers did finishing first last year.

A bit like Liverpool and their PTS this season but will win nothing.

Lifting a trophy doesn't tell a full story.

I never said I even wanted Lennon but the criticism of him is over the top.

If we can get a better coach then fine but who out there with a high reputation would take the job?

23.) 07 May 2019 15:22:17
Tesla if we pay someone the right money like we paid Rodgers they will come.
Obviously there is a limit but we have shown with the last manage that it's higher than people thought.

Seems to me the longer Lennon was away the better his time at Celtic seemed to be to some fans.

He got some pumpings in Europe and people talk like it never happened.

24.) 07 May 2019 18:55:16
There seems to be this idea that Rodgers is a massive manager

The same clowns who big him up for managing down south now talk about Gerrard like he is the best manager in Scotland.

It's just people buying in to the English league is the holy grail nonsense.

Lennon did get hammered in Europe as well aye but also got further than Rodgers

So why do you talk about Rodgers like he's a bigger pull than Lennon?

Rodgers isn't a great manager which is why he's at Leicester hahaha.

No high level manager will come here. Some even thought we could get Rose.



02 Apr 2019 15:57:29
So according to the BBC Lenny has said he wants to build the team around Broony in the summer if he gets the job permanently why would you build a team around a player who will be 34 before the new season starts? and as much as I like Lenny I really hope Celtic has more ambition when it comes to signing the new manager.


1.) 02 Apr 2019 16:38:43
He prob means signing younger guys and getting broony to integrate them into the Celtic way not a lot wrong with that.

2.) 02 Apr 2019 17:31:21
Or he's just saying it to piss off n wind up the h*ns n slippy, lol.
On a side note heard Marco Rose is going to Mochengladbach, he was my number 1 choice for celtic manager.

3.) 03 Apr 2019 08:54:42
He was mine too.

4.) 03 Apr 2019 12:57:49
Rose to Celtic was never going to happen . It was a figment of imagination of an over fertile mind . The MSSM ran with it knowing that when it failed to happen some fools of Celtic supporters would become all disappointed and blame PL and the Board again.

5.) 03 Apr 2019 14:41:13
Marcos rose has done a good job at Salzburg but really he also failed to qualify for the CL groups two years in a row also.

Don't see why he was an unrealistic target tbh.



20 Jan 2019 16:46:23
So according to the BBC sevco are fighting us for the signing of Powell 😏 are we still interested in him? Don't know much about the guy I know 007 has commented on him before would he be a realistic target and for what position.


{Ed007's Note - It's Nick Powell we're trying to sign, they're wanting Enoch.}

1.) 20 Jan 2019 19:50:13
You've mentioned him before as a player BR likes haven't you Ed? Although were Wigan not looking for a good few quid?

{Ed007's Note - He's out of contract in the summer, Kev.}

2.) 20 Jan 2019 20:40:02
What's the chances of us getting him Ed?
I had read before we were after him but I thought it was just paper talk.

{Ed007's Note - 50/50, we either will or we won't.}

3.) 20 Jan 2019 22:02:08
I read that today Ed but I'm sure the last time his name popped up there was a figure of about £6m being bandied about.

{Ed007's Note - You'd easily get that kind of money for Powell.}

4.) 20 Jan 2019 23:00:00
Nice one centurian nice one. i'll get my coat.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 01:07:54
Eds I’ve noticed we have been linked with Maja from Sunderland but they want him back this guy has been linked all window I think this has got to be rubbish as we have Weah Vayo and Burke surely we don’t need another ED?

{Ed007's Note - Maybe we'll need another one in the summer.}




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22 Aug 2019 16:18:05
What's the quote? "Form is temporary, class is permanent. "




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20 Aug 2019 15:03:14
Sinclair looked better in the first season because other teams at that point didn't know as much about him and didn't constantly double up on him like they did in seasons 2 and 3 of his time here but still managed impressive amounts of goals and assists.




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12 Aug 2019 00:52:30
Sarcasm daviebhoy.




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11 Aug 2019 16:47:29
5 star skills on fifa 18 get him signed 😂.




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12 Jul 2019 11:35:32
I've been thinking the same thing magicpole, we should be looking in the Dutch, polish, Ukraine, type markets much better value to be had than down south. I honestly don't know why we keep looking in that market. are these Lennon's recommendations or are we still going for players scouted by Congerton?





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05 Sep 2019 13:59:40
Clear your cookies and search again you might get better prices.




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04 Sep 2019 01:40:21
Seemed to me the officials on Sunday were actually being sticklers to the rules when it came to free kick and throw in locations and although I thought it was an excessive amount of injury time I also didn't calculate what it was/ should be.




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31 Aug 2019 18:20:32
Broony is not the player he was and should be dropped his main attribute was his pace and stamina both sadly have left him it seems and is getting caught out I have no doubt he will play tomorrow and I hope he does well but I don't have much hope especially if we stay with the 4231 formation.




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30 Aug 2019 14:34:00
Jim I would suggest that you are a complete pie to suggest that any Celtic fan would like to see Celtic Lose at Snake mountain.




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29 Aug 2019 15:24:50
Quinn we tried to get Bauer before he went to Stoke and we have the option to buy for less than 3 mill apparently so could be a good bit of business.