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03 Jun 2016 12:23:18
I saw a rumour that Norwich and a few other clubs are looking to take Patrick Roberts on loan next season and hijack the deal he has with Celtic.
I've no idea what the details are of his loan, but I wondered if this could actually happen?
I'm not a great fan of loan signings, but if this is true, then it just shows what a nonsense a lot of them are.


1.) 03 Jun 2016 13:04:03
It woukd be a hammer blow. Arguably our mist gifted player and has the sort of return a Celtic winger should have. Having a pkayer like that on loan though, we'd only have ourselves to blame.

2.) 03 Jun 2016 15:46:45
Gerryc i wouldn't worry too much. As much as i'm not a PL fan, i'm sure he will have made sure there was no call back option for man city as a 6 month loan would of been pointless for both parties. After the success of developing Denayer it would be in Roberts best interest to stay put.

3.) 03 Jun 2016 17:52:43
Why are some of you guys going on about zlatan it will never happen get a grip of reality it's absolutely nonsense.

4.) 03 Jun 2016 19:17:48
I haven't seen the odds from the bookies, but if it was true that Celtic were second favourites for his signature, then why wouldn't fans want to talk about it.
There's enough nonsense spouted on your own sites for you to worry about without you bothering what is written on ours.

5.) 03 Jun 2016 19:54:50
Gerry what makes u think wullie1967 is one of them? A would've thought 1967 would give u a hint? Maybe am wrong n it's the year he was born but even if it was, what rangers man would put our finest year into his name?

6.) 03 Jun 2016 22:51:25
Well said Stephbhoy and gerryc I'm a real Celtic supporter don't miss a game and I'm not stupid in thinking zlatan comming to Celtic stupid rumours like that are embarrassing.

7.) 04 Jun 2016 09:47:28
why is it embarrassing wullie, the man himself said he would love to play for us, are we not allowed to think that maybe he was considering us?, its a rumours page mate. i found it quite refreshing to see us linked with a class act rather than the usual dross .

8.) 04 Jun 2016 10:14:57
Exactly bhoywonder it's a rumour page it was never going to happen, don't no if you no but people make this stuff up all the time especially on here you could start a rumour on here about Messi comming and it would take off lol
Hail hail.

9.) 04 Jun 2016 10:39:22
Wullie 1967, I apologise to you, I made a mistake in reading your post.

10.) 04 Jun 2016 10:46:00
i get what your saying wullie but i felt this was different as in he's spoke of his admiration for us and his agent saying some will be surprised, in reality were today linked with steven taylor, give me a ibra fantasy than a taylor reality every time pal.

11.) 04 Jun 2016 14:49:32
A think we are all just wanting a name in and hopefully it will happen soon hail hail.

12.) 05 Jun 2016 04:03:11
Wullie1967 we don't want any names in we want a big name in.




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01 Sep 2019 17:19:58
I was really proud of the team today everyone did their jobs brilliantly.
With being away in Europe on Thursday, a makeshift defence, and some new players still to feature, I wonder how the Sevco media will spin this in the days ahead.
Well done to everyone.


1.) 01 Sep 2019 18:12:58
I was just going to say the same thing. All the negativity around lennon, brown, bolingoli etc over the last few weeks. We are way ahead of that lot who were full strength today. We had a defence that was thrown together and we have so many players coming back from injury, . Getting up to match fitness etc. This international break will do us the world of good and we are only going to get stronger.



18 Aug 2019 14:18:02
I am as frustrated as anyone about the way Lawwell and the board are running things but there seems to be a panic setting in among our support which could do more damage to our chances than anything our opponents can inflict.
2 weeks ago all the talk was about the amazing football we were playing, we had just put 7 past St Johnstone, before that we had put 5 past Nomme Kalju, and that was before we scored 5 at Motherwell last week.
I am not in any way downplaying the Cluj result but in my opinion it was mostly down to the team selection and tactics of the manager which cost us that game, and even allowing for those decisions we still scored 3 goals on the night.
A lot of people seem to be in a panic about Sevco, but don't forget that they were held to a draw in Luxembourg and needed a last minute goal to win at Kilmarnock, they're not Barcelona.
From my reading of the results so far, although we need a couple of players at the back, If Lennon plays the players in their correct positions and doesn't try to be clever with the tactics, we are a team that should easily be able to dominate this league.
We shouldn't panic every time Sevco win a match or bring in a player, we cannot influence that.
We have won three trebles in a row for a reason and that is because we have the best players in Scotland, if the manager stops trying to be clever and let the players do what they're good at then I don't think we will go far wrong, then we can look at what we need to get through the Champions league qualifiers.


1.) 18 Aug 2019 14:39:19
Hard to argue with that Gerry, a LB and a RB and I think we need to have a look at the CDM, But Ajer is turning into a top top player who is comfortable in the tackle and clearly carrying the ball forward. That was his initial natural position and I for one would like to see him get a wee chance there . If we got another RB in Hemed can cover both RB and CH in the same way Lustig could

Them that take the training must see that in Ajer surely? They converted Wanyama from a CH to a CDM (Y)

2.) 18 Aug 2019 14:47:40
I think panic is good at this stage because there is still time to rectify the damage.
Although we scored 12 goals, most fans could still see we were weak in a couple of positions.
If we had beaten Cluj and then got beat off Slavia, it would have only papered over the cracks and given the club less time to fix this mess.

3.) 18 Aug 2019 14:48:28
Wanyama was a central defender? Never knew that (N)

4.) 18 Aug 2019 16:38:34
Lennon has no excuses he is solely to blame for that performance. Squad is good enough to have won game comfortably against a mediocre lower league side. It was his bad tactical decisions that took us to ET and crucially saw us nose dive out CL.

Sooner he is gone the better.

5.) 18 Aug 2019 17:48:32
Wanyama wasn't a central defender. His favourate position was centre mid though Lennon wanted him to be a cb but he quickly realised it wasn't going to work out.

6.) 18 Aug 2019 18:39:49
Deary me, When we scouted Wanyama on loan at Helsingborg he played CH we thought we COULLD make him into a CDM. At roughly the same time ( a year! ) We bought Efe who was a CDM

When Wanyama debuted for Celtic he debuted as a CH not his FAVOURED CDM just because that became HIS favoured position = and means he started out as a CH!

Then Efe who also could play wing back for his country had to be developed into a CH and in all reality was NEVER a CH! (Y)

7.) 18 Aug 2019 19:06:35
It's not so much a panic as dread because we have seen these signs before (more than once) , of self-inflicted damage stemming from complacency, mistakes and stubbornness.
The Board see a full trophy room and see no need for improvement.
The manager has a list of transfer targets, which we fail to sign for one reason or another and the list is whittled down in quality and quantity, until we are scrambling around on the last day trying to beg steal or borrow a bargain or loan signing; - while a prize asset is annually stripped and sold for mega-bucks.
We now struggle to meet the challenge of CL qualification, because of a mixture of poor preparation personnel wise and timing, failing to bring in the quality early enough to make an impact.
While trying to negotiate a tough schedule of games domestic and European games before players are anywhere near their best.
Then we have the recurring human error, like the managers team selection, players mistakes/ hand-ball in the box and possibly underestimating a tricky opponent because of an away 1-1 draw?

8.) 19 Aug 2019 12:24:11
He didn't play for the club in Belgium at CH. Lennon wanted to make him one. Like they managed to do Ajer.



18 Jun 2019 19:57:44
I think Celtic have done the right thing in pulling out of the deal for Turnbull.
If this is the way he and his agents operate even before he signs, can you imagine what it would be like if he played a couple of decent games for us. They would be trying to engineer a move away from us at the earliest opportunity.
It's Turnbull's loss not ours, I hope he gets a thrill playing on a wet Tuesday night in Barnsley or wherever else he ends up.


1.) 18 Jun 2019 20:05:06
Is it anything to do with where his allegiance lies. just asking.

2.) 18 Jun 2019 20:15:27
I was just thinking the same and it won’t surprise me
If he goes on and signs for them lot?

3.) 18 Jun 2019 23:00:26
He’s a Motherwell fan and he won’t be going there because they couldn’t afford him! Please let’s move on from talking about this kid eh. i know we’re desperate to see new signings but this boy was no more than a prospect! It’s done now and that’s it! Move on and hope we get players of proven quality in ASAP, starting with a RB!



12 May 2019 14:32:02
The result doesn't matter in the general scheme of things but the real concern for me is that in both games there this season we have been totally outfought.
There has to be a question mark over these players when they don't seem to get motivated against our bitterest rivals.
Defeats will always happen in football but we should never come out of these games having lacked fight, that is unforgivable.
We need to spend some money to actually improve the team, buying projects for the future should take a back seat for a while.
It would be a shocking situation, if with our financial advantage, we let a team of journeymen and free transfers close the gap on us. I hope this is a wake up call to those in charge.


1.) 12 May 2019 14:50:28
Gerryc: The 2 games we played them and they won.
They flooded the midfield and chased everything down.
The thought i had was that Celtic players did not want to get injured.

The only real issue I have was the Decision by the Ref not to RED card Flannagan and give a PEN.
The Ref Bottled it, big time.
That was a game changer.

but the played better and we were very poor.

2.) 12 May 2019 14:51:07
Off course the score matters and the best team won. Our performance was nothing but appalling. I’m certainly not in the attitude of the treble, I’m raging with our tactics and performance, we were horrendous nothing short of that and someone needs to be accountable!

3.) 12 May 2019 15:07:22
Leedscelt. I wasn't trying to say that the result didn't matter, only that it didn't have any bearing on us winning the league.
In my opinion we have a problem with this team when twice this season we have been outfought at the home of our bitterest rivals and that shouldn't be acceptable to anybody.



27 Apr 2019 21:44:44
I know It will not be a popular view, but watching the match today made me realise how much we miss Brendan Rodgers.
I know that there were some poor performances in Rodgers time here but we always had a goal threat. Now with the exception of the Aberdeen game we don't look like scoring most of the time.
For a while now we have had no midweek games yet despite having more time on the training field the players don't look as if they know what style of play the manager wants, there seems to be a lot more long balls and crosses but that is not these players strengths and they don't look happy playing this way.
I was unsure whether Lennon was the right man for the job, but from what I've seen so far I think we need someone else to take us forward.
Away from the performance, I thought the tributes to Billy McNeill were tremendous and I think the club should be congratulated.
From the laying of the wreaths to the opera singer everything was pure class and I'm sure Billy would have approved.


1.) 28 Apr 2019 00:00:05
So Gerryc if it was tactics and BR instilled this in them surely the players can still fathom how to get the job done with or without him? I think they are just off the boil, plus I don't want to admit we might be missing the Rat.

2.) 28 Apr 2019 09:55:53
I mentioned earlier that the players must be running on fumes these days - after such a packed season of cup-runs, Europe after Christmas a title 'chase', a trophy in the cabinet already, the horrendous injury list and impact on consistency and last of all 'substituting' our manager in February at the most crucial part of the season betraying and bewildering everyone associated with CFC.
There were a lot of early-season set-backs as well to overcome and I truly believe, (managers aside) these guys have held it together fantastically, mentally - even though the performances have been under par and the goals have dried-up for the time being; but are UNBEATEN domestically in 2019 and keeping clean sheets.
Add to that the uncertain futures of so many players and manager and I don't think any other club/ team could have coped like us?

3.) 28 Apr 2019 11:28:58
Chinks67. If you look at the results from before Lennon took charge, we scored a lot more than we are now.
I accept that it has been a long season, but in our last 3 home games we have scored 1 goal, that surely can't be good enough. Yesterday we were up against a team with a lot of injuries and suspensions yet they frustrated us for long periods in the match.
Any Celtic manager should know that opposition teams by enlarge are going to come and park the bus, it's how they set up the team to combat those tactics that define how successful they will be.
So far Neil Lennon doesn't look as if he knows the answers.
I don't like what Rodgers did when he left but his record here was brilliant, 2 trebles, 7 trophies in a row, an unbeaten season domestically. I have no qualms about admitting that I will miss that quality in a manager.




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15 Jun 2017 20:43:02
If the fee for Roberts is way beyond what we can afford then fair enough, if however our board are playing silly games with Man City and we end up losing out on his signature, then I reckon there will be a fair bit of anger amongst the supporters.
With the money we earned last season from the Champions league, the money we will get when Van Djik moves on, and 50.000 season tickets sold, it would be terrible to lose a player of Roberts ability due to us trying to be too clever for our own good.




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01 Nov 2016 17:21:40
I'm glad Dembele wasn't subbed in the semi final.




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09 Oct 2016 19:29:00
I think first of all a player has to have ability, the fitness side of things come afterwards.
I think a lot of the modern coaches are only interested in how athletic a player is, it doesn't seem to matter to them if they can actually trap a ball correctly or be able to make a pass to a teammate.
I've said it before, but I wonder how many of the modern coaches would have Jimmy Johnston in their teams?, I reckon a lot of them wouldn't like him dribbling with the ball, and they would no doubt want someone who tracked back better and had a good "engine".
I wouldn't mind betting there are quite a lot of young players out there who didn't make the grade because they were better footballers than athletes.




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19 Jun 2016 21:14:50
I thought Rodgers did a good job at Swansea but a poor job at Liverpool. I hope to goodness it's the Rodgers from Swansea that we see and not the Rodgers from Liverpool.
It always looked to me when I saw Liverpool play that he couldn't sort out their defence, if he struggles to sort out our defence then we are going to be in trouble.


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04 Jun 2016 10:39:22
Wullie 1967, I apologise to you, I made a mistake in reading your post.





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12 Sep 2019 19:38:36
Look on the positive side Tim. If we win then we go six ahead of Sevco before their game, that puts more pressure on them.
I would rather play the strongest team available on Saturday, I don't want to risk undoing any of the good work we did at Ibrox.
I hope we do well in the Europa league, but I feel from now on in our domestic games are more important.




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10 Sep 2019 23:03:24
Jock, I'm in no way defending the transfer fees but Pogba has a world cup winners medal, he surely wouldn't get to play in a team like France let alone play in a a World cup final if he was as bad as you say.




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05 Sep 2019 13:10:18
I think you have to give him the job on trust. If these young players he's identified turn out to be good then he'll look a genius, but, if they don't make it he'll be getting dogs abuse, it might be a couple of years before we find out how good they are.
I was pleased that we made some signings to bolster the squad but I still feel that the club could be a bit more ambitious.
A lot of people on here have said that the Europa league is our level which is probably true, but is it beyond us to become a club who qualifies for the Champions league on a regular basis, I don't think it is and I don't think we would need to break the bank to do so.




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03 Sep 2019 15:52:39
I would have settled for this before the window opened as we now have cover throughout the team.
We could never hope to replace Tierney, but by getting 2 left backs in hopefully they will push each other and use the competition to improve themselves. The same applies at right back.
I was quite pleased we managed to keep hold of N'cham, I know he's inconsistent but when he is on his game I think he's a great talent. Maybe with Jullien and Edouard there he might feel part of things more.




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03 Sep 2019 14:25:54
Personally I would put out our strongest team and hopefully wipe the floor with them.
At the end of last season we lost a meaningless game to them and had to listen to them all summer long bragging about how they are now the dominant team in Scotland despite the fact that we won the treble and they won nothing.
If the league has already been won then I don't mind what line ups we put out in the other games but against Sevco I wouldn't allow them anything.