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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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25 May 2019 10:15:17
Not sure the Eds allow links but the following remarks, from Virgil Van Dyck, are worth sharing. He's always lauded the team and its supporters. Bet he and Andy will be watching the game today somewhere in Liverpool.

"Van Dijk played 62 games for Groningen but his career took off when he moved to Celtic. He laughs when asked about the change of culture in Glasgow. “It was massive. I spoke quite good English but the Scottish accent is totally different. I remember in the beginning people were talking and I was just nodding and saying yes. But going to Celtic was fantastic for me even if it was the same situation I had in Holland. [Bigger] clubs doubted my ability because they thought the standard was not so high in Scotland. I kept working hard and I always believed in myself. And the fans at Celtic are amazing. They live and die for their club. That’s something I love – real fans, real passion. " (Guardian)




24 May 2019 16:22:38
Do they ever play any of the many great covers of 'Just Can't Get Enough' at CP? I heard one the other nite and its was superb. Maybe The Saturdays?


1.) 24 May 2019 17:45:28
The video for it isn't too shabby either 👍😝.

2.) 24 May 2019 20:32:29
Thanks steph . youve just made my friday 😂😂😂
Cant believe i've never seen that before
Hail hail.

3.) 24 May 2019 21:20:48
Haha 😁👊💦.

4.) 24 May 2019 21:34:47
They should play the loudest roar by Frankie miller. there's a Celtic man.

5.) 25 May 2019 11:01:33
That's what I'm talkin 'bout, Cha!



15 May 2019 22:12:42
Lennon blew it, let's face it. I'd still be looking for a more strategic appointment if he won all those tedious games. He didn't.

I know this is blunt, and that Lennon doesn't deserve it; he's given everything he has for the club, including at the very moment we needed it most in recent times.

Let's celebrate, good tims, and move on!




04 May 2019 21:59:14
Hope you all had an epic title celebration!

Thought Newcastle's Rondon was just the sort of forward that we've been crying out for for a couple of years. Is he well beyond our reach too? Are there other players in that mould you fellas know? Maybe Rafa will bring him along when he comes :)


1.) 05 May 2019 03:30:50
16m he'll cost. 20m if WBA go up. He's a very good focal point though if that's what you're after.



22 Apr 2019 19:13:08
So what's with Lenny refusing to play the loanees, and Sinky?

Is the angle that he's looking after the club's medium term interest (and hence a suitable custodian) ? Is he cutting his nose to spite his face? I know many of us are dying to see Weah play. Could it even be that he's trying to minimise their chance of a lucrative permanent move someplace, so we get 'em back? Baffling, I must say.


1.) 22 Apr 2019 20:32:21
You beat me to the punch Cav; I was in the process of posting a similar question? I can understand Ajer and Simo's good form keeping Benkovic out and possibly same goes for Lustig for Toljan, but Sinclair has proved himself as top scorer, while Burke and Weah offer variety and different options to compliment Eddy.
In January when The Board sanctioned three loans, they must have thought they were required (whoever the manager was going to be) and expected to see them contribute to the success of the team?
When Biton was recalled last month I wondered if NL was relying on guys he knew well from before, incld - Lustig, Izzy and Rogic and he wanted to do things his way? He has been here long enough to know his best 11, how to set them up or shuffle the pack when required; we just need to get behind the team and see it through.

{Ed007's Note - Remember Benkovic is coming back from a serious injury and that he isn't our player, maybe Leicester's medical staff (who will have monitored him throughout his time out and have a say) or even our own medical team don't think he's ready for 90 mins yet and with Boyata out we need him on the bench in case Ajer or Jozo take a knock? He could maybe handle 45 mins if needed.
By my calculations we've kept 15 clean sheets out of 18 games since the winter break - so why change it unless you need to? Lustig, Ajer and Jozo are playing well and although it's unfortunate that KT's struggling the other 3 and Bain have done there jobs, I'd definitely be offering Lustig an extension based on his performances since New Year but only if there's a young quality RB brought in to allow some game time management at RB. Lustig, sadly unlike Izaguirre, is still capable of doing a fine job in the SPFL if we can keep him fully fit.
With the rest of the loans I'm as baffled as you guys.}

2.) 23 Apr 2019 04:35:12
I was very critical of Lustig earlier in the season but after his recent displays, I've got to admit I was wrong. He has been playing like the player he was a couple of years ago and deserves a contract extension. I'm also very sure Mikael would be desperate to be a part of the 9 in a row team.

3.) 23 Apr 2019 08:55:29
If he wants to prolong his Celtic carreer he needs to bin the international football it takes too much out of him and his club football suffers.




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20 Jun 2019 19:57:38
Like the sound of this. (too good to be true? )




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19 Jun 2019 21:31:03
Sad to see him depart, but he did so as a fan and will come back a legend for the 10. Anyone else in Glasgow nabbing a copper's lid wouldn't live to tell the tale. Viva Mika.




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10 Jun 2019 07:31:48
Probably just needs a break from his work. Why are we so desperate to hound this guy out?




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05 Jun 2019 20:12:01
Think the bench-mark is easy to set in this case: something around what Liverpool would expect for Robertson. 40+.




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31 May 2019 08:54:38
LOL Tamtam :D.





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20 Jun 2019 20:09:42
Under no circumstances do you do that. Yet we have been presented with the equivalent year in, year out. I think the reality of the Lennon appointment may be kicking in now. Not that Rodgers always recruited well, but there was the feeling he might with the right sort of player.




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20 Jun 2019 20:07:07
If only statistics worked like that; you're thinking of karma, Tim :)




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19 Jun 2019 07:46:51
Lot of ink spilled already on this kid. Just shows how desperate we are for real investment in the squad. As far as Turnbull is concerned, let the chips fall where they may.




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13 Jun 2019 22:15:02
Benkovic is a no brainer really. As good a player or better than we can attract.

Try to get him and fail. Fail better.




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11 Jun 2019 21:05:27
Seems like he's doing Jamesy a favour to me, Kev. Been a long season for the lad, and we rely on him heavily now. Thanks, Steve!