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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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20 Jul 2022 11:02:16
Can't help but feeling we are, some of us, in danger of missing the wood for the trees a little bit with Mooy. Ange clearly doesn't think of his Celtic FC as having eleven starting players + sundry others to weather the innevitable injuries. All the boys are going to contribute: it's having 18 or 21 complementary lads who are all as good as each other, so that they can all give their absolute best in every shift. That's what the midfield setup is telling me, anyway, and the striking situation, the wings and the fullbacks. We need to shift our paradigm away from hierarchical notion of the eleven best players. Its going to be trip to watch!


1.) 20 Jul 2022 11:18:08
Good post, you just need to look at the amount of injuries we got last season, although most if that was down to no pre season, we will need a big squad and a still think we're a striker light.

2.) 20 Jul 2022 11:58:52
It's true we are light in a couple of areas and there are a lot of ifs and buts regarding injuries and players who last season were unable to command regular starts like McCarthy and Ideguchi being able to produce consistent competition. James Forrest had a horrendous time with injury last season and is now a year older, while Johnston has never been able to establish himself at all. If we go along the lines of two quality players for each position, we are very close to achieving it and all credit to Ange and the club for that. Basically, we have a formidable squad of 18-20 and have a few very promising youngsters on the fringe. We've had a very successful transfer window (so far) also managing to shift the vast majority of dead-wood. However on a European level, I still see room for another two players, but all things considered, this may be delayed until January?

3.) 20 Jul 2022 14:06:07
Very true gone are the MON days of same team virtually every week. With 5 subs it's definitely a squad game these days.

Is the squad strong enough ????.

4.) 20 Jul 2022 17:03:22
The pace we play at, bringing on 5 excellent players to keep us at the throats is the way.



01 Jul 2022 12:57:23
I seem to remember when Jota arrived the commentators were happy to accept he was a tricky wee player, but expressed doubts about whether he could deliver that final ball, beat his man, finish the move. We've had some decent wingers of that description in recent times; Roberts, for instance, also a fan-favorite. Many of us wanted to keep Roberts, too, and it didn't work out.

Well, Jota got to the lota. A Celtic team needs the sort of flair he brings in spades. Sure, there are more vital roles in the starting 11. But Jota--along with Maeda and Kyogo and GG &c--give the team its identity and character. That's who the opposite will be dreading coming up against. I'm thrilled he's signed up and can't wait to see what he's brought back from his holidays.


1.) 01 Jul 2022 19:01:13
Don’t forget Abada in that front line also.



02 Feb 2022 22:25:08
Joyous! Just a wee note to bid you all exalt in a spectacular triumph. I only caught the last half hour of the game (time-difference) but what satisfaction nevertheless. Would have loved to join the chat for this one: Hail, Hail, all ye regulars.

I may even consider doing something I'e never done: watching the whole first half on delay! Sounds like scintillating stuff.


1.) 02 Feb 2022 22:32:08
Do, best first half I can remember. We totally battered them.



04 Aug 2021 05:53:31
I have been less than enthusiastic about the thought of Hart coming to Celtic these last couple of years. I realised today however that the media have always associated pictures of him looking rather glum and every worried minute of his 34 years with their "reports" of our interest. Seeing him smiling about the move today and seeing his comments, I've no doubt it could well be an astute move for all concerned. Feel like I've been played a bit, to be honest. Good luck Jim and Joe!


1.) 04 Aug 2021 07:54:46
I just read that his contract is worth 15k per week. If that's true then fair play to him. He could have sat warming a bench for the next year or so earning the same as he will at celtic for the next 3 years.
I think I'm in the minority but I'm delighted he's signed.



18 Jan 2021 23:02:08
Just woke up to Lenny's presser. That's the real Neil Lennon. I think its great to see him fired up, taking on the situation directly. Can't say I concur with him 100%, but its the first time I've been a (somewhat) proud, defiant supporter in a long while. If only he could enthuse the team with that same spirit somehow.

The malaise at the club is clearly beyond his pay grade and it would be churlish to sack him right at this moment, when so many are so culpable. For me, that performance buys him the rest of the season, if not to pull of an epic comeback at least to restore some dignity at the club. He could just about be the right man for _that_ job.


1.) 19 Jan 2021 06:32:51
Lennon should of been sent packing back in November. New manager ASAP.

2.) 19 Jan 2021 06:54:56
That performance buys him to the end of the season 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 what about the performances on the pitch, do they mean nothing? Honest tae god a give up with some people on here by the way! Neil Lennon makes an absolute embarrassment of himself and the club, and that warrants him staying to restore some DIGNITY! Hahahaha! Embarrassed in Europe not once but twice, out the league cup at home to Ross county, beat twice by sevco without scoring a goal,21 points behind in the league, players discipline shocking, going to Dubai in the middle of a C.V. and 2 players coming back with C.V.,3 games in 2021 with no wins at all and one set piece goal scored, and the ‘manager’ assistant manger and CEO all saying different things about the Dubai trip! DIGNITY! And he could be the right man for the job! ! It actually frightens me the sheer delusion of some of our support!

3.) 19 Jan 2021 08:24:13
That's the first post I've seen that said he should stay in a job.

4.) 19 Jan 2021 08:48:29
Hopefully the last Liam! Anyone saying he should stay needs a massive reality check! Bonkers!




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16 Aug 2022 10:04:48
Easy to see why: the man is built to score goals. As instinctual as any striker--Moussa, Eduouard--we've seen in recent years.

Ange has the situation under control, no doubt, but I'd be looking to get our best players on the park from the start, including both Kyogo and GG.




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14 Aug 2022 11:47:25
good time in the season for Kyogo to get hot / /

rubbish or get off the pot.




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13 May 2022 11:50:16
Rogic looked detached in the post-match celebrations the other day, not exactly channelling Stan Petrov all those years ago but I figured something was up. I agree Kev: Rogic showed the player he could be this year. I wonder if the plan is for O'Riley to star there or bring someone in?




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12 May 2022 22:33:24
I think this is a no-brainer really, and I'm surprised a bit that Forrest has been copping so much flack this year. He's looked good when he's come on to me, and of course we know what he can do when injury free. This will be about consolidating depth, I imagine, with Maeda a likely starter on the left and Jota/ Abada ahead of him on the right. Tho clearly Ange thinks Jamesy got to be able to play on the left too. No sense punting him for the sake of it. He's core Celtic.




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06 Mar 2022 11:25:40
Meh. Thought Forrest was up for it when he came on in the last game, and hope he takes his chance. I want to like, and value, Bitton's commitment and flexibility, but I haven't seen anything to suggest he's a starter in a tricky tie. Juranovic I would have thought undroppable, basically: I don't get that bit at all.





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26 Jun 2022 08:40:02
That the only pen they could find at the hibees for the marquee photo-op


Wonder what nib he opted for.


{Ed001's Note - I didn't know they still existed.}



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02 May 2022 03:03:36
Hesitant to jump on Hetate. He wants an awful long time on the ball and the passes he tries often go astray. I think he'll be grand when he gets comfortable with the way the game is played in these derby matches. and in fairness, we were worse yesterday when we brought in the holding midfielder and pushed Cal up. Ange obviously rates him very highly and I think he'll kick on next year.




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02 May 2022 03:04:55
That was astounding: on par with the last sevco tie. But I thought he had a pretty reasonable outing overall: didn't give them everything they wanted at least.




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01 May 2022 09:50:42
Been wondering if Kyogo can play there myself, Patrick. Not today tho: he's got to start up top. Love GG but Furuhashi hastae start.




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24 Apr 2022 12:50:38
Somehow I can't imagine Hetate at left back, Buzz: but noted. cheers.