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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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17 Oct 2020 14:25:03
well, well. Not Lennon's fault today, obviously. Nevertheless, this group of players are grossly underachieving and it is time to weigh that with the historical aims of the season. I reckon WGS could come in and do a job; I reckon Ronnie could too. There's just no obvious game plan, never mind style or panache, to our play. Celtic were as good as they have been all season. That's why we'll lose the chance at history if we continue to expect different outcomes from the same predictable, stolid football.


1.) 17 Oct 2020 14:29:07
Taylor was pish we need a new left wing back .

2.) 17 Oct 2020 14:29:38
Just posted similar

I can forgive losing but it is how we lost and how we responded .

We seek to be unable to tackle
Or build play

Poor in the tackle
Poor in defense
Poor in possession

Just poor.

3.) 17 Oct 2020 14:40:52
The most disappointing thing was that all week I felt that Sevco would be more up for it than us. I know we had a lot of players missing but the lack of passion from those who played is very worrying.
Neil Lennon doesn't seem able to motivate this team, we continually underperform in big matches, it can't be coincidence.
I hope the club don't fall back on the line that we were unlucky with injuries, there is something badly wrong behind the scenes and the sooner that is addressed the better.

4.) 17 Oct 2020 14:41:02
Lennon does the exact same thing and keeps expecting a different out come. Madness. Lennon out before it gets too late spend the money and get a quality manager in.

5.) 17 Oct 2020 14:49:32
Deep river bhoy what are you talking about was only on for 20 minutes and the game was already lost.

I have watched Celtic for a long time and have never witnessed a performance like that.

Big improvement needed.

6.) 17 Oct 2020 14:37:07
Very good deep river boy . currently looking to find a stat to slaughter Taylor

Today, frimpong was sp so so so poor but I'm not a fan of his at the moment.

He has no composure and camt defend. he is too young at the moment.

7.) 17 Oct 2020 15:29:34
Lenny I think DRB was being ironic.



10 Oct 2020 18:32:31
Just have to share this from my mate Dima:

"Cheering for Celtic in Champions league is about as rewarding as voting in Belarusian election 😂"

Were not quite as sad as that, but this is spot on, it seems to me.




24 Sep 2020 23:05:46
I genuinely canae see how Elyannoussi isnae a mainstay of this side. He's got so much to offer; and generally the stuff we're so obviously lacking.

Meanwhile, most of our attacking play goes through Taylor these days. nothing against him, but he is probably our weakest player.

I don't know what I'm advocating here, but I'd play our best players, in the formation that suits best, rather that a predetermined formation with whomever we can squeeze into the role.


1.) 24 Sep 2020 23:31:57
On Sunday we could play a 4-4-2 with Taylor in his preferred left back especially with Hibs having pace on the wings.
Celtic would have better attacking options on the left with Elyounoussi.
The 2 central midfield slots would be Mcgregor and Ntcham/ Turnbull, with Christie playing right midfield.
Celtic have too many midfield options for Broony to be in the starting lineup.
The amount of bookings Scott is picking up shows he is getting slower in the tackle.
We only have 3 games to play before the Sevco game and the current set up is asking for trouble.
Starting from Sunday we need to replace Broony with a younger, faster and more energetic player. Hopefully it will happen and make a big difference going forward.

2.) 24 Sep 2020 23:49:42
Broony does like to "feel-out" the ref with a yellow, tho ;)



26 Aug 2020 23:11:35
"It was easier than I thought it was going to be. "

Is there really anything more to be said?


1.) 26 Aug 2020 23:35:29
There really isn't. That and the fact he's now just thinking out loud while not really thinking makes us look amateurish. His wee quips and comments in press conferences have always been clumsy but now just look like a fella floundering at work after being caught out.

2.) 27 Aug 2020 02:00:12
Lenny has to go surely found out too many times tactically now looks like he has lost the dressing room. Get him out before we lose 10iar.

3.) 27 Aug 2020 05:09:06
100% correct mate. I mean he was asked last night “ how is Edouard”, to which he replied “ I don’t know”. how can he not know? He’s the most valuable asset at the club yet he doesn’t know.

4.) 27 Aug 2020 11:15:07
He has developed a care free ego
Nl with an ego is a dangerous thing

He is not the answer to our quest for 10iar . as much as I thought he was an undervalued and underrated player.



26 Aug 2020 21:56:15
Ronny Deila? I know he has a cushy job, but he has some unfinished business at CP. With Moi and Ajer (who I thought were both good tonite) that might be a working core.

Lenny square pants is a dud.


1.) 26 Aug 2020 22:14:42
Why would he come back? We were quick enough to get rid when we got beat by sevco in cup. Nobody will want to work with lawell, apart from NL.

2.) 26 Aug 2020 23:16:00
Yes, I think the kitchen has the need of a new menu, for these C.V. times, think Ronnie will just about manage that.




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16 Sep 2020 21:53:18
I feel like we're missing Elyounoussi. We're not really capitalizing on the 2-up front like we did when Griff was in last year. Dunno what it is, but I can't help feeling that this is a really really flat start to the season, despite the table position. The players looks like they are frustrated to me.




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16 Sep 2020 18:44:05
For me, Klimala has earned that start. Seems like a real hard worker and he brings something we haven't seen in a while--a directness, maybe.




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01 Sep 2020 23:55:13
The sort of tribal machismo that makes KT out to be anything other than a stalwart of the 10 is totally misguided. This kid seemingly is afraid to return to Celtic Park because of that sort of patter. He gave everything, every time he put on the jersey. We ought to be proud that he learned to play here, under Emilio Izaguirre and all the coaches and staff. He is a credit to the club. For sure.




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30 Aug 2020 15:30:29
Unbe--leavable. I'm afraid that indicates that Lennon knows fine well he can act with perfect impunity.




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26 Aug 2020 18:56:30
That is a ⨍⋃⋐ki∩⅋ disgrace, Lenny.





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22 Nov 2020 13:52:49
Fact is Rangers are getting the results that led us to the last 9 championships; we're getting the results that saw their so-called challenge collapse each time.

If we don't twist now, with just a few ify results, we'll be out of touch; maybe even before Christmas. The team don't look like they are chasing the league leaders at this stage: will they when its 8 points, and 10 points?




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25 Oct 2020 19:37:32
The sad truth is that Rodgers was stellar and raised the game all round. We're miles off that now. What to do? For me its not about bluster, which NL has in spades. I love the man. But what I want is someone like Ronnie, who can implement the changed that are so definitely required. I'd also be happy with WGS altho' that was the worst football I recall. . He seems in every interview that he wants the gig.


{Ed007's Note - It's disappointing that the overall standards seem to have dropped, Cav especially when they feel that far we're at the point of questioning players fitness and recovery from injuries. Things like training and sports science should have been maintained at the very least to the standards of the previous 2 managers.}



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25 Oct 2020 18:40:33
Laxalt and Moi are ballers; we just need to give them a go. Turnbull too, I reckon. But these sorts of results are just how rangers lost the league last year. I. E. We're losing the league right now.




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18 Oct 2020 15:40:51
Really like this angle, Philiphlop. He has "passion" and credibility as great Celtic captain. He seems to shoot from the hip tho in interviews and the like. He certainly has never demonstrated anything like the analytical attention to footballing matters that the better managers seem capable of--Rodgers, certainly. The problem with passion is that he's not our mascot, he's our manager. We need a details man, or woman. Someone who can turn those details into a statement about who we are as a team. Lennon's not up to that.




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17 Oct 2020 16:39:30
Short term WGS and Ronny would win us the leauge. Medium term, there are certainly options.