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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?

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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
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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.

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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.

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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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31 Jan 2024 14:24:21
Think we need to cool our collective boots regarding Idah. Kyogo is the starting centre forward, and was always going to be. Its a tough sell for anyone coming in to play backup: its a thankless task, as Oh would doubtless attest. So this guy is coming in, for his own reasons, and that's just fine with me. Now, left back is another thing entirely.

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1.) 31 Jan 2024 14:57:44
But kyogo should only be the starter if he's playing well and scoring but he isn't so we need options. hopefully he gets going again but a club our size shouldn't be relying in oe man.


2.) 31 Jan 2024 15:12:12
He's probably behind Maeda and Oh in the pecking order; I just think we have got *way* bigger problems than who occupies this particular role on the roster. You're right, Mally, no doubt: yet I'm not worried about Kyogo Furahashi. Given service, he'll score.


3.) 31 Jan 2024 15:27:43
For one reason or another we have rarely seen the Kyogo of last season and we need options either in personnel or formation?


 

 

30 Dec 2023 16:17:03
Very satisfying afternoon's business, that. I thought Navrocky looked magnificent in the tackle, and enjoyed his incisive passing immensely. Thought I noticed a very cool reception with Rodgers at the whistle, whereas he was exuberant and warm with just about everybody else. But something doesn't add up. Hope he gets a game on Tuesday. HH everyone and happy New Year!

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1.) 30 Dec 2023 16:31:32
Noticed that as well, no eye contact or cordial comments exchanged, and with Lagerbielke and Kobayashi also seemingly out of favour, it will be interesting to see what transpires in the coming weeks?


2.) 30 Dec 2023 16:36:02
It’s only natural that a player who can come into a red hot Derby game and play as well as he did should show coolness towards the manager who hadn’t picked him. On the other hand there must be some reason why BR didn’t pick him before not even as a sub . Managers who don’t pick certain Players for no good reason are rarely successful as they need the very best from their squad.


3.) 30 Dec 2023 17:07:26
Bre was really complimentary and positives about navroki when he spoke to BBC about 'mike'hooefully get a chance as he looked really composed.


 

 

11 Dec 2023 08:49:16
Happened across an old team sheet from the start of the 2018/ 19 season the other day:

Up top: Dembélé, Griffiths, Édouard

Mid: Roberts, Sinclair, Musonda, Rogic, Ntcham, Brown, McGregor, Armstrong, Christie

Back: Tierney, Simunovic, Boyata, Lustig, Sviachenko, Ajer, Hendry (for example)

Now, we have some money in the bank, sure. But in any other industry--not to mention the NHS or education or social services--this looks like neo-liberal asset stripping to me. Shocking waste of resources.

We'd get absolutely pumped by that team: quality in every slot.

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1.) 11 Dec 2023 09:26:19
Most of our bench back then, would walk into our team now.


2.) 11 Dec 2023 10:03:47
It's very clear there has been a frightening deterioration in quality in the team/ squad since his last tenure and our recruitment and Board have to take responsibility in our current situation, because we have consistently had more than enough cash to strengthen but did not. Our Board obliviously count the cash and fragment the support, instead of heeding all the warning signs.
There is a case for some quality players not wishing to come to the SPL, but I think if we looked and tried hard enough we could focus on quality and not a quantity of projects and distinctly average.
I also wonder what was discussed when BR took over for his second term, as I reckon he must have had some targets and ambitions?
Obviously we have not just suffered a few injuries, but several very lengthy absences which has highlighted our weaknesses and that is where I am starting to worry about the managers tactics before and especially during games where we are struggling.
I think it's going to take more than one 'window' to make significant progress, but we need the manager and current squad to dig deep in the meantime.


 

 

25 Nov 2023 17:42:42
The main feature of Rodgers' tactical innovation seems to be to deprive Kyogo of as much of the bal as possible.

Whatever else the team does, surely getting the wee man the ba' has to be the priority.

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1.) 25 Nov 2023 18:41:31
He hasn't looked the same player this season. Yes he isn't getting the ball as much but when he does he doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. Hopefully come January we can splash out on a new striker to put some real pressure on Kyogo.

It seems no matter how poor he plays he knows he will start the next game which is never a good thing.


2.) 25 Nov 2023 18:33:35
I mentioned the same after the game because he’s non existent.

Last month he had one pass and it was unsuccessful against Hibs in 65 minutes.
I thought that might have been a one off but about 10 days later the same happened at Ross County.

But yet Kyogo has 16 passes in the Atletico match sandwiched in between.

It doesn’t make sense but it’s obvious that Brendan isn’t using Kyogo properly.


3.) 25 Nov 2023 19:17:03
All the possession we have is surrendered to us so we can’t really claim that as a positive!
We then get to about 30 yards out and either cut inside or go backwards, just becoming more desperate as the clock winds down. And as much as I love MOR, I wouldn’t miss it if he never took another corner for us, EVER. We don’t ever seem to have a plan B. Would like to say it’s just an off day, but we’ve all seen this far too often and it’s becoming a tediously repetitive style of play. They got up the park on about half a dozen occasions and that’s another 2 points down the drain.


4.) 25 Nov 2023 22:41:35
O'Riley has been one of our better performers this season but he is madly inconsistent, one good game followed by one poor game. Kyogo unless he scores he does nothing in the game and is like playing with a man down. Forget about the GB, we have seen this performance many times this season, where we dominate possession but can't break down the opposition. Sometimes we get lucky and some times we don't. It's nothing to do with the goons singing in the corner. We are right in a title race and we need to start performing like it.


 

 

13 Oct 2023 20:09:37
I see a protestor in Brighton was arrested today for allegedly supporting Hamas. In the context of Priti Patel's recent comments about the Palestine flag being potentially tantamount to support for Hamas, a proscribed organization in the UK since 2021, and the policing of football culture lately, I begin to fear that the planned protest could become a flashpoint. If you carry a flag to the game you may very well risk arrest on terrorism charges. Think the Green Brigade ought to consult with civil and human rights lawyers (if they haven't already) and that supporters should be adequately informed of their rights.

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17 Feb 2024 13:37:04
Stick him in a room with nothing but Al Jazeera English until he gets back with the program.

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07 Feb 2024 13:14:03
You nailed it buzz: sell more than you buy. That’s all. The rest is static. Our fan-atical support reduced to brand loyalty at best. It’s $hite.

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23 Dec 2023 20:54:27
Could be, Ed: ¥ took a nosedive in the second year of C.V.

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{Ed007's Note - All transfer fees are registered with UEFA and on the FIFA TMS in Euros so it's could be that.}


 

 

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22 Dec 2023 19:51:49
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16 Dec 2023 14:24:13
Feel a bit sorry for Laderbielke: someone within the club briefing that we'll listen to offers for the lad, and dropped today. He might be proper mince for all I know, but he seems like a nice kid and he must be doing some things right. Punting him seems premature and reactive to me.

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16 Feb 2024 12:17:04
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12 Feb 2024 13:37:19
If Abada can’t accept that criticism of the genocide being waged by his country is legit he can do one. I fancy he’s capable of grasping there’s more to the situation that what is being broadcast on Israeli TV however, and that the issues are more interpersonal than political. But a settler colonialist mindset is sadly normal if Haaretz is anything to go by.

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08 Feb 2024 11:31:07
Don't think we have it in us this year. We've only played well in a handful of games. It could even get embarrassing if some of these close matches start to swing away.

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06 Feb 2024 10:25:01
Nice summary of the endeavour at the weekend: I *think* I saw that too. Here's hoping.

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01 Feb 2024 19:47:50
Totally with you, JFP.

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