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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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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.



24 Apr 2019 12:36:41
I can't think of anything to say about Billy that hasn't been said already, his memory will envelop Celtic football club however long they are in existence.
My first experiences of going to Celtic park was watching Billy and the other Lions in the late 1960's, even at a young age I knew that the players I was watching were unique and I cherish those memories.
Getting older is not always to be desired, but one thing I have over the younger generation is that I have watched Billy McNeill and the rest of the Lions, and for that I have been so fortunate.
Rest in peace Billy.


1.) 24 Apr 2019 15:06:43
All I've been doing Gerry is 'liking' as many posts as I can with the thumbs-up as everyone has said so many poignant and respectful things that I cannot add to. I'm 62 so was one of the very lucky ones too.

2.) 24 Apr 2019 16:35:23
Once a Bhoy. It's nice to see all the tributes to him, the fact that he can even unite both sides in parliament just shows the stature of the man.

3.) 24 Apr 2019 19:10:08
Like OAB I’m 62 and remember watching celtic and being sooo excited watching them coming out of the tunnel. My favourite player back then was wee Jinky. I met big Billy briefly a couple of times and he was the perfect gent and i think that a lot of his personality rubbed off on Tommy Burns who was also Celtic through and through and a real gent.



24 Dec 2018 13:55:01
Can I just wish ED his family and all the posters a very happy and peaceful Christmas.


{Ed007's Note - And the same to you and yours, Gerry, Merry Christmas.}




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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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15 Jun 2019 17:47:36
I think they should tell him to take it or leave it also.
If he's as good as he and his agents think he is then it won't be long before big offers come in for him and he will get the huge contract offers he thinks he's entitled to. However if he isn't all he's cracked up to be then he can console himself with earning a good salary at the club's expense without earning it.
I blame the ridiculous salaries in the English Premier league where the greed has seeped down the leagues and has led to idiotic wage demands from totally unproven players.
Some of them need a reality check.




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12 Jun 2019 16:01:04
I never totally understand why he should get a bonus for doing the job he is already paid for. Is it the case that if he wasn't getting a bonus he wouldn't work as hard?




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05 Jun 2019 22:32:20
Kev last season we played important Champions league qualifiers with 2 teenagers playing in central defence. We sold Dembele on the last day of the transfer window with no replacement, it was madness, and if we had been playing in a league of any quality it would have been disastrous.
We need to start and buy players who are better than what we have, with the odd exception this is something we have consistently failed to do over the last 6 or 7 years.
I know full well how our club works and bringing on players to sell for a profit will always be an important part of that, but it shouldn't be the only strategy.
You say Rodgers was backed with £30m, but in his time here he qualified us for 2 Champions leagues, got £20m for Dembele, got the sell on fee for Van Dijk, and got compensation when he left for Leicester, so the club is raking in the cash, and that is not taking into account the better sponsorship deals that the club got owing to his higher profile.
If we make the mistakes of last season and seasons before that, we stand a fair chance of not reaching 9 in a row far less 10, for a club with our financial advantages in Scotland that would be absolutely criminal, and I hope the club are not as complacent as you seem to be.




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05 Jun 2019 20:32:09
Kev. The point I'm making is that spending on the first team should be the priority. I don't see how Celtic should not be able to qualify for the Champions league year on year, but we constantly fail to strengthen from a position of strength. Even in the 3 treble winning seasons the quality of the football has declined in each of those seasons.
Under Ronny Deila the club tried to do everything on the cheap and it took us getting humiliated by Sevco at Hampden to convince the powers that be that something had to change. I don't want to wait until something similar happens before they wake up and smell the coffee.
As I said previously I'm not against these projects, but I would have been happier if we had paid the £5m for John McGinn first.




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05 Jun 2019 17:01:04
Kev. If wanting us to spend our money on improving the first team squad is seen as negative then I am afraid I am negative.
I couldn't care less how many hotels or state of the art training facilities they want to build but it doesn't sit right with me that they can find the money for these projects whilst looking for the cheap option regarding transfers.
Last season we fell short in trying to qualify for the Champions league, giving us a better chance of getting there this season should be the clubs priority. Looking at the players we have been linked with doesn't inspire me with confidence that we will do any better in the qualifiers this year.