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31 Jan 2019 22:56:59
Mulumbu. Commper. Gamboa. De Vries. (Hayes? Allen? Hendry? )

These seem to be the worst sort of signings in retrospect: reactionary impulse-buys. But did they get a fair shake?


1.) 31 Jan 2019 23:21:22
Hendry will improve and play a part for us
Hayes was unlucky with the leg break and being up against our best attacking player in Sinclair
The rest were just not right for one reason or another.
In Allen we sent a better player on loan to hibs in young Henderson.

2.) 31 Jan 2019 23:25:35
Hayes was rotten before leg break. Really failed to impress against Linfield slippery slope from there.

3.) 01 Feb 2019 00:11:10
Footballs not as simple as being a good or bad player.

For me Hayes would never suit our style. He likes to go wide and cross balls in. We don't play like that, bizarre signing.

De Vries was simply terrible.

Gamboa had a hard time tbh, given games once every few months. Sometimes against world class sides then judged on it

Mulumbu would suit a Strachan style side. Strict positioning etc. Rodgers style requires a lot of movement and more agility in the midfield. Shame cos he's no as bad as people make out.

Hendry is just terrible. Compper injuries make it impossible. Allan. Who knows what that was about.

4.) 01 Feb 2019 01:54:35
Most of these guys would have done well in other Celtic teams but if you look at the players they’re trying to compete with, it’s a hard gig to break into that team. While they remain at the club, they still give us value as strength in depth and keep the first team players on toes.

5.) 01 Feb 2019 02:58:31
Kev I don’t post as much as I want to on here cos you generally post what I’m thinking 1st. But in this case I disagree I’d love Hendry to come good bit he’s a project that hasn’t and won’t work out just not good enough. Hayes is another who would probably run through a brick wall for us but in fairness so would I if I had the chance another not good enough.
Happy with the window tho never saw Burke as a no9 but that’s only from what I read of the bhoy but think he could do us a turn their prefer to see eddy in behind he’s got that killer pass in his locker. Weah looks a player but not as a lone striker. Agreed with you all along on sinky people don’t seem to see the overall contrite brings to the team
All in all up front we’ve got players far superior to the rest and as for our weak defence can anyone name an spl player we would have in place of any of them?
Here we go 10iar.

6.) 01 Feb 2019 07:18:11
Welshy Jack Hendry has only been here a short time and was hung out to dry this season. Ye he is raw but he does have the attributes to improve.

7.) 01 Feb 2019 08:13:09
Tesla you have contradicted yourself regarding Hendry. End of the day he needs more game time and at start of season it was looking likely Christie would be away but look what happened there.

Hendry needs a loan spell to get regular top flight football as he has potential. Personally I think he is a better option than Scott mckenna.

8.) 01 Feb 2019 09:14:12
If you look at Hendry’s performance in the Aberdeen game at CP in Sept, he’s got all the hallmarks of a top quality CB. I think he’ll develop.

9.) 01 Feb 2019 09:52:17
Hendry is still young and has plenty of good attributes but needs time to mature and needs to be playing each week to learn from the mistakes. CB’s don’t often peek in their early 20’s, Hendry could do with playing with a team like Aberdeen for 18months.

10.) 01 Feb 2019 09:56:58
In the past I was a Hendry fan because I felt he looked comfortable on the ball and central defenders improve by age and experience.
Now I believe that Hendry can't do basic defending.
Against partick thistle in the cup he ran beside the goalscorer without as much as a challenge. He then found himself out of the squad for the next 5 games and then 1 game after that he was an unused sub. In those 6 matches Celtic conceded only 1 goal which was away from home in europe.
At that time Celtic looked quite comfortable at the back, then comes the killie away game where Brendan made a few changes.
Hendry comes in from the wilderness and in my opinion caused the 2 goals we conceded because he can't do basic defending.
When burke scored the equaliser hendry refused to try and close him down and gave him a free pop at goal and then the winner he lost the goalscorer he was marking at a corner.
As I said before I could see potential because he is good on the ball but the boy can't defend and you can't teach those basic defending skills like tackle, close down your opponent and don't easily lose your man at a set piece.
From that day I knew Hendry was not going to make it at Celtic which is unfortunate.

11.) 01 Feb 2019 10:05:18
Where have I contradicted myself?

He had a fair run of games and was hopeless. Why do you think he's our last choice CB right now? Even Rodgers said he needs to develop more.

He's not 18 either, he's almost 24 in a few months. So when will he be ready? 27?

As for Christie, I never said Christie was a bad player. I actually always said Christie was a good player even before his loan to Aberdeen.

12.) 01 Feb 2019 11:05:05
Footballs not as simple as being a good or bad player. "

Well Tesla if your saying that do you not think Hendry deserves a chance of regular football on a loan spell considering fact he has only played a grand total of 70 professional first team games in his whole career at age 24? Surely you will agree he is inexperienced at age 24 and a loan spell to a team like Aberdeen would do him well?

Was using Ryan Christie as an example of how successful his loan spell was.

13.) 01 Feb 2019 12:11:49
I don't and can't see at any time that Hendry will come good yes he has had one decent game but that's it I am sure he is 23? So not really a young man as far as a footballer is concerned I am sure he is a good lad but not a good enough player for us I really hope he can prove me wrong.

14.) 01 Feb 2019 13:15:56
Tony2bhoy he is not going to come good unless he gets game time. Also most CB come good at 26/ 28 so he still has time on his hands.

15.) 01 Feb 2019 16:10:56
IMO Hayes isn’t good enough for Celtic.

16.) 01 Feb 2019 18:55:31
There are many Celtic fans who think nobody playing for other club in Spl are good enough for Celtic . There are also many Celtic fans with the benefit of hindsight love to say many players Celtic had signed were not good enough . It is easy to decide afterwards but I am sure our recruitment staff felt that if things worked out everyone could do a job . Injuries, loss of form, not able to adjust to big club, all can affect new players . It's a bit of a gamble with most transfers but if the new player gets off to a good start, they usually come good.

17.) 01 Feb 2019 19:58:34
I would partly agree Hibsboy, Hayes isn’t good enough for this Celtic team but in a different era he’d have gotten into the team and done well. Hendry is a different proposition. He’s young and needs to gain experience. How many of us thought Ryan Christie would be a first choice AM when he came back from Aberdeen? I think we should be careful with Hendry as we should have been with Andy Robertson when we had him.

18.) 01 Feb 2019 20:28:29
It's got nothing to do with him being from SPL for me.

I liked Hartley, Robson, McDonald etc

Hendry looks like he's a long way from being ready. Mentally he looks like playing for a big club intimidates him

He's replying to people criticising him on Facebook.

No room for being a snowflake at a club of this size. If you play poor you should be told and criticised.

That's why we are a big club.

We could try and develop hendry in next couple of seasons, but why?

We can easily attract a player twice his ability. It's to our detriment waiting for inferior players to catch up.

19.) 03 Feb 2019 09:53:05
I thought mulumbu done well in games I seen him, away to red bull in particular (I think) he was our only midfielder who won a tackle n passed it well.

Probably the right option v them in January as well tbh. Allan seemed like a Rodgers type player, guess its hard when 2 out of 3 spots in mf are taken wi Broon n calmac so only 1 spot up for grabs for the other 4 CMs.

20.) 03 Feb 2019 10:53:49
If, as has been suggested, Mulumbu was the dressing room tout who was telling stories to Fatman Kris Boyd then I'm glad he has gone. Obviously I have no definite knowledge and am commenting only on the rumour which may be right or wrong.
He did look like a talented lad when he was at Killie though and I had hoped he could have brought something a bit different to our side. Obviously he won't play against us for the rest of the season so I hope he can do some damage to the sides around us in the league. HH.



24 Sep 2018 01:35:18
Shocked we're turning on the manager. Brendan Rogers is the best and only man for the job. He's been let down in even the modest aspirations he demonstrated in the summer. I worry that his remark about it taking a season to remedy might play as wishful thinking. We need to match his talent and ambition. And we need to be ruthless with the squad and fantastical with the speculation.


1.) 24 Sep 2018 06:08:26
We're blaming the manager because it's 100% his fault. He needs to turn it around very quickly. Does anyone on here enjoy watching us play? It's pathetic the way we pass it around and makes it incredibly easy for our opponents.

2.) 24 Sep 2018 09:50:12
With the exception of 3 players, brendan's signings have been poor. I painted this picture a few weeks ago. The win over rangers papered the cracks. We stuggled against st mirren, barely beat hamilton and if it wasn't for the killie defenders mistake we wouldn't have scored. HH☘.

3.) 24 Sep 2018 13:17:24
Everyone at the club is culpible in this mess.
*The board have let us all down with the poor transfer window.
*Rodgers tactics aren’t working, and he doesn’t seem keen to change them.
*The players seem to have downed tools for some reason.
And let’s be honest, Celtic Park is a morgue these days. There’s no noise (and I include myself in that) , so the fear factor isn’t there anymore. The fans need to get behind the players on the pitch, and scare the opposition players.
The boyata banner didn’t help, but to his credit he’s kicked in instead of going in a huff.

4.) 24 Sep 2018 15:41:21
CC. he needs to look at this slow build up with the monotonous side to side . side to back then repeat ad nauseam for 90 mins style of play. wanting rid of him just now is ridiculous. but don't agree he is the only man for the job . the whole recruitment set up is shocking and needs overhauled and improved immediately .



30 Apr 2018 22:16:56
Funniest rumour I've heard in a while. The Guardian are reporting KT is off . . . to Bournemouth

:D :D :D.


1.) 30 Apr 2018 23:22:27
Aye and I'm signing for Real Madrid. Clueless journalists 🤣.

2.) 01 May 2018 11:46:07
I live near Bournemouth and you would not believe the arrogance of English supporters. When you ask why KT would leave a great club like Celtic they reply but it is the Premier League as if it is the Holy Grail. PL is not the Greatest league nor does it have the best players in the world. No matter what some people might say. It is no different than it was 50 years ago it still relies upon foreign players to make up the squads which are larger than in Scotland which means more competition. Yes it pays better but money is not everything pride happiness and success can be just as important.

3.) 01 May 2018 14:28:31
A few years ago it was the best league in the world

then when Leicester won - it was the most competitive league in the world

now man city are 1000 point clear. its the most English league in the world?

its all hype and if you are daft enough to believe it.

4.) 01 May 2018 14:56:40
KT to Boremouth? I’m gutted, I was hoping he would join me at Barca. That’s it, I’m knocking them




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02 Feb 2020 18:40:38
Odsonne has turned into some player. I used to think he was gangly like Morten Wieghorst, but his close control is superb and he uses his physique really well now. He seems happy in the hoops, but I expect our resolve will be seriously tested this summer.

Incidentally, these are some of the qualities we've admired in Rogic off and on for so long. When you see a player who can do that every game it shows you, I feel, that Rogic is a bit of a fraud really.


1.) 02 Feb 2020 19:41:19
If we didn't have Edouard we would struggle big time.

2.) 02 Feb 2020 21:19:01
Rogic is class👍.

{Ed007's Note - He is that, sadly not just Celtic class though.}

3.) 03 Feb 2020 12:02:27
Utter Nonsense Ed 007🙄.

{Ed007's Note - There's some great well thought points in your argument there 👏 have you ever thought of a career in the legal profession?
Now can explain to me how a player that has been here for eight seasons managing only 181 apps (averaging 22 games a season & 58 mins per appearance) plays as a CAM in for Celtic in the SPFL and has only managed a paltry 37 goals and 33 assists (that's a goal every 5 games and an assist every 5.5 games) in his Celtic career and who has spent 527 days out injured (missing 94 matches) is Celtic class?
Rogic is injury prone and struggles to last 90 mins, he is lazy & inconsistent and disappears for large portions of the games he is actually fit for, pitching in with the odd wonder goal now and again doesn't make him Celtic class.}



31 Dec 2019 00:02:23
Just wanted to be counted among you all in thanking the editorial staff for their humility and expertise. Okay--mostly for the latter.


{Ed007's Note - 😂😂 Thanks mate.}



15 Sep 2019 01:04:08
Timu Pukki
We near puked-ye
Oot o Celic park
'cute' they call ye
O Pukki, o Temu aye O
in city's own home park



1.) 15 Sep 2019 10:10:59
Off the drink my man.

2.) 15 Sep 2019 13:07:52
Pukki is a very average player playing in a vastly overated league.

3.) 15 Sep 2019 18:52:33
He seems to have improved massively since leaving us. Fair play to him, he was quite young when he was here.



08 Aug 2019 09:31:31
Just saw on twhitter that some fans dragged Jeremy Corbyn along to the match yesterday. Singled out French Ed for special praise. Really ought to get the man over to witness the Green Brigade in full flight.


1.) 08 Aug 2019 10:28:14
He’s a tosser like the rest of them.

2.) 08 Aug 2019 14:38:07
Corbyn is just another red tie Tory don't need any more at Celtic park the guy is just fishing for votes from the gullible who can't see him for what he is A fraud.



07 Aug 2019 09:59:01
Maybe we could just offer a straight swap: KT for Coutinho.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 11:20:42
He wouldn’t get a game ahead of Christie? 😂🍀.




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14 May 2020 14:55:28
The football fans I knocked around with in Norway when I lived there reckoned it was pretty well understood that Ajer fancied a crack at the Premier League in Engerland. That was 8 months ago or so, right enough.




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16 Feb 2020 10:32:39
**** Amazon also. No need to tarnish our good name (now we no longer pay staff minimum wage lol)




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13 Jan 2020 20:44:06
Find that quite plausible, Ice Man: he'd be the kind of player, at the stage in his career, that they often look to bring in. I would never write-off Griff, but wonder what the fø©« is going on with him.




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30 Dec 2019 12:22:01
I really enjoyed Benkovic's passing. Ajer has the surge, and Julien has the stop, but I think a competant centre half who can find Edouard every time would be superb. Not on a loan tho: he's had the tour; time to sign up if he's interested.




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21 Nov 2019 08:41:40
He's a steal at 10M in my book. One of the main reasons we're so threatening in the big games. He can really mix it up.





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27 Feb 2020 17:01:38
Good show Kev: Hope you're both cheering heartily come the end.




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23 Feb 2020 09:10:17
That's revealing, thanks Markie. We mustn't forget that for many seasons we tried to compete in Europe without a recognised back 4 also: Biton deputising, and Ajer learning the ropes. That's just daft: everyone can see what a difference Julien has made there too.




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16 Feb 2020 10:18:50
I don't think KT is injury prone. In fact, for a long stretch he seemed totally unstoppable and undroppable. So much so that he was thrown into game after game, often carrying injuries and niggles. No doubt most pros do this all the time, but his determination to play, and his manager's (over) reliance on him as a guaranteed performer, caught up with him. Easy to say in retrospect, but when you look how young he seems in his breakthrough seasons, we ought to have managed his appearances much better. Still would have won leagues and cups at a canter. He'll excel at Arsenal, I've no doubt, and catch the eye. May even learn from this frustration. Also agree that in hindsight it was good business for the club given this trajectory.




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11 Feb 2020 22:03:52
I'd like us to try to get Elyannousi in as he's relatively young and I can't see us finding a winger with that ability and hunger easily. I'd go in for Forster too--but would be happy with another year's loan tbh, and that might be a good compromise for all concerned. We used to have some of the best goalie coaching and scouting in the game. Forster is the rock, but where are our prospects here? I'd also be happy to see which of them earns it in our european campaigning. HH.




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26 Jan 2020 13:22:28
I like Hayes but his crossing is woeful. Can't seem to get the ball in the air.