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23 Oct 2020 08:59:23
Morning all, I was shouting from the rooftops when I heard we were getting Duffy in after watching him down south but while not writing him off I've been very surprised by his terrible positioning he has been all over the place.


1.) 23 Oct 2020 11:35:22
In the last 7 weeks Duffy has played 14 full games for club and country, so fitness isn’t an issue.
I think he would be more comfortable in a back 4.

2.) 23 Oct 2020 11:51:08
Buzz, you make a valid point. let's judge him in a back 4 . albeit brilliant basics ahiukdnt be impossible in a 2 or a 3 . he has some making up to do to be convincing for us.

3.) 23 Oct 2020 12:38:32
He's been a bomb scare so far. I've seen a few comments about him not playing in a back 3 for Brighton and not being suitable for it. That's worrying when we purposely signed him to play in a 3 at the back formation.

4.) 23 Oct 2020 14:48:51
Can someone explain to me how a professional central defender would play better in a back 4 than a back 3? Is it because in a 3 he needs to cover more space and can't do it coz he's slow as f**k?

5.) 23 Oct 2020 15:34:01
It's clear Duffy is not able to handle the 3 at the back. Let hope Lennon and management team finally go back to a back 4. If he struggles then, he will have to be changed once one of the other CB returns.

6.) 23 Oct 2020 15:43:26
I thought a back 3 was doomed from the start with the defenders we had available.
In the first game we played the 3-5-2 was away at Ross County and Lenny started Duffy on the right side and Jullian in the middle.
That was never going to work and what was more worrying was that Lenny also felt that Jullian couldn’t play on the right side.
Add into the mix Ajer playing out of position on the left side.
There was no balance and it showed big time.
Everyone has known all year, if this was going to work properly going forward,
We had to sign a left sided CB to let Ajer play on his natural right side.
Playing Bitton brought more balance at the back but the whole formation is lacking throughout the team.
Lennon went back to the basics in the second half last night and it’s a start.

7.) 23 Oct 2020 16:29:34
Of course non of the above is helping the new goalkeeper settle. We need the back line settled and consistent and maybe then we can build a bit of confidence. All this chopping and changing, is it any wonder no one knows WTF they’re doing. Injury and absence aside, the defence has been neglected for more than a few seasons and only the winning has taken the focus of that. Now that mid to front has hit a lean spot, that neglect is a real problem. And Lennon constantly tinkering isn’t helping.

8.) 23 Oct 2020 19:34:37
It’s about the space and like physics n stuff. 3 CD v 2 CD is massively different from a playing, defending and coaching perspective. Some are tuned to it based on what they are used to from previous teams etc. Check out his Brighton lineups, Ireland etc. Apply some facts v emotion.

9.) 23 Oct 2020 19:43:24
Bitton and Elhamed are both better defenders than Duffy .

10.) 23 Oct 2020 21:30:05
Duffy is the worst centre half I have seen at Celtic for many a year. Bring back Shedit!

11.) 23 Oct 2020 23:38:51
Expensive mistake, need him out of team before real gap opens up.

12.) 24 Oct 2020 07:39:57
From what I have seen of Duffy he is rank rotten. Hope we can get Henry back lol.

13.) 24 Oct 2020 10:55:47
I know we're paying his wages which won't be cheap but let's be thankful we didn't buy him. HH.

14.) 24 Oct 2020 21:38:38
I think if big Duffy was another nationality everyone would be wanting him out the team. But because he is Irish people are willing to keep giving him chances enough is enough.

{Ed007's Note - That's just bollocks. Duffy held his own in his over 100 apps in the best Pub League in the world, the fact he's a Celtic supporter is only a bonus as you need players who knows what it means to wear the jersey. He lost his place at Brighton simply because he's not a silky ball playing CB which they wanted and we have enough of.
Better players than Duffy have had worse starts to their Celtic career and now morons have started using his nationality as a stick to beat him - don't be a moron, Marco.}

15.) 24 Oct 2020 22:12:46
Well said Ed cannot stand that patronising crap about Celtic fans . that wee clown keevins has been giving it that patter for years about us, And btw Marco the whole thread is so called Celtic fans ripping him to shreds saying they want him out the team so what a stupid post.

16.) 24 Oct 2020 22:16:55
It's not just Duffy that has been struggling. a lot of players are underperforming. If Duffy was not Irish l don't think he would be getting half the abuse. The defence as a whole has been rotten. I don't hear half the abuse been given to anyone else. There is more tgan him in defence. Hopefully Lennon will go to a back 4 and get a settled side. U don't play the amount of games in the EPL and be a bad player.

17.) 25 Oct 2020 08:31:59
It’s not just the formation it’s how the back 3 play. They are so narrow that it invites pressure. They should be much further apart when in possession so opposition need to go out middle to wide either side to shut down guy in possession which creates space for the midfield 3 and wing backs.
Watched how Chelsea utilised it last night in United game and the spacing was far different.
We have now have the 3 sitting so narrow as they are afraid defensively at the moment so they over compensate IMO.
If Lennon goes back to 4 in the back it might suit us better or he could just coach them in the 3-5-2 properly.
3-5-2 worked wonders when we had 2 good players up top last season and we weren’t really tested in the games from a defensive proposition as we didn’t play Rangers and struggled against Copenhagen.
So basically 3-5-2 is good when we play weaker teams but not good against better sides.
What’s wrong with having 2 styles of play, horses for courses.
Used to be 4-4-2 in league and 4-5-1 in Europe.

18.) 26 Oct 2020 08:26:08
Ed how can you defen Duffy, I don't watch the epl or internationals I watch celtic and celtic only and Duffy was being hailed as the next messiah and people were also mentioning his nationality. My point is I only see the guys when the play for celtic and I was told he is an old fashioned ch who just clears his lines, how many goals has he cost us this season because of his mistakes, all I am saying is that if a player who plays for Ireland joins us then they seem to get more chances than if we had signed some Brazilian or African. I know it's not fair but I judge on his displays for celtic.

{Ed007's Note - Did you write off Henrik Larsson after 10 games as well because he looked honking when he first came? Duffy will improve as his match fitness/sharpness gets up to scratch and when he isn't being caught out having to cover for a RB who can't defend and constantly leaves the defence exposed.}



06 Oct 2020 22:20:49
I don't know if this is a rumour going about but my son has just told me Édouard has tested positive for C.V. is this true?


1.) 06 Oct 2020 22:44:59
Reports are saying he tested positive with the French u21 Liam. All negative except eddy.

2.) 06 Oct 2020 23:00:53
I think The rangers had the same rumour about Ryan Kent, that's the thing about this virus it spreads as easily as a made up rumour .

3.) 06 Oct 2020 23:08:56
The French Authorities have confirmed it’s true.
The protocol for Scottish football is it depends on who he has been in contact with in the last 48 hours since he first started showing symptoms.
If he is positive from a random test from the French and he hasn’t showed any symptoms, it might not affect other Celtic players.
But if the test was taken before 2pm today then Celtic will have a big problem because it’s within the 48 hours rule.

4.) 06 Oct 2020 23:10:28
Yeah FF have put up a statement he's tested positive this morning and is in isolation for upto 10 days everyone else tested negative.

5.) 06 Oct 2020 23:15:57
The test was taken this morning which could bring the Celtic squad into question.
Edouard will do another test because it could be a failed positive test.
If the second test comes back as negative, he will still need to quarantine for I think 14 days but the rest of the Celtic squad will be in the clear.

6.) 06 Oct 2020 23:22:26
Heard that.

7.) 06 Oct 2020 23:23:56
Its true.

8.) 06 Oct 2020 23:39:34
We can confirm that Odsonne Edouard has tested positive for C.V. while on international duty with France U21.

As it stands, no other #CelticFC player has returned a positive test.

Our thorough testing programme will continue and we will continue to follow all protocols.

9.) 06 Oct 2020 23:51:10
Would rule him out of the person game then. Still would play a 4-3-2-1 against them just who plays up top as Ajeti won't be match fit. Griffiths isn't up to speed so Klimala has to start the game for me.

10.) 06 Oct 2020 23:55:52
Yeah a few sites are reporting it.

11.) 06 Oct 2020 23:58:05
yes it appears to be true.

12.) 07 Oct 2020 03:01:03
The latest is NO other Celtic player needs to quarantine due to test and protect.

13.) 07 Oct 2020 18:55:08
With Edouard testing positive, do all players that have been in contact with him more than 15mins (as per test and protect) have to isolate for 14 days or because of the sport do they just do additional tests and go from those results?

If the former then it could be a seriously weakened team for the old firm match.



04 Oct 2020 18:35:27
snodgrass isn't happening unless a permanent fee can be agreed.


1.) 04 Oct 2020 18:56:42
Saw that too good t be true surely a deal could be agreed for a 33 year old and it shouldn't be a big fee.

2.) 04 Oct 2020 19:05:56
i would have been surprised if west ham let him go on loan to be honest.

3.) 04 Oct 2020 19:32:20
He doesn't seem to be in there plans Liam not even on the bench today and at 33 surely hed be better out getting games.

4.) 04 Oct 2020 20:10:03
hes scored 3 in 2 cup games this season, i was just thinking how short west ham are numbers wise they're fans are not happy in the slightest with there squad so id be surprised if they let him go on loan which is a shame he's a right good player an a good celtic man.



01 Oct 2020 12:53:54
Seemingly had a 3million bid knocked back by haduk split for LB David colina, we have been linked before.


1.) 01 Oct 2020 13:24:42
Getting a bit eratic with alleged interest in three or four different names regarding left sided players. Hopefully we get one in ASAP?

2.) 01 Oct 2020 14:00:44
Agree, surely the lad from Charlton most likley.

3.) 01 Oct 2020 15:44:16
Maybe if spurs pump them tonight we'll get him.

4.) 01 Oct 2020 17:01:33
Hajduk have already told Lawwell they want £6m for Colina so they are not going to accept £3m 😉🔫, time is climbing all over us and big Peter needs to get with the program, put in a sensible offer if he wants a player instead of ar**ing about .

5.) 01 Oct 2020 18:07:58
Big Peter, has been involved in this game of buying and selling players as a professional for nearly 20 years, by and large I think he knows what he is at.

6.) 01 Oct 2020 23:42:46
Now EL football has been secured there will be some movement in transfers. Would love Sessegnon but can't see it myself.



13 Sep 2020 13:08:44
istanbul basakeshir have announced bolingoli on loan apparently.


1.) 13 Sep 2020 13:55:09
We urgently need a good left sided defender.

2.) 13 Sep 2020 13:55:57
Just heard that Liam. He's unlikely to play for us again and it free's up a space in the squad for a LWB and we need one!

3.) 13 Sep 2020 14:16:04
How much was he on a week? Does anybody know.

4.) 13 Sep 2020 17:09:27
would have been ideal to get a sale but at least he's out the door for now, i actually think its shocking we haven't got a LB in.

5.) 13 Sep 2020 19:16:59
We should bring Gutman back from his loan, I've watched a few of the MLS games and the boy looks good.

6.) 13 Sep 2020 20:05:33
He was 9n 8.55k per week. and signed on for 250k . ed can confirm but that was what was alluded to a few weeks after he signed from rapid.

7.) 13 Sep 2020 20:14:42
gutman can't get a work permit jonbhoy.

8.) 14 Sep 2020 06:50:21
The Turkish team have an option to buy so that's good news I would have sacked him.




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26 Oct 2020 08:42:12
I know Mikey Johnstone splits opinion on here but I have to say I'm a fan I think he has great potential and I love players that can go by a man there's not many left in the game. with him being out for a long time I was hoping he would do some upper body work and get himself stronger but going by his pictures from his training it doesn't look as though he's took advantage.


1.) 26 Oct 2020 09:14:51
Still looks very small
I heard a while ago his attitude and in game intelligence has not improved. let's see how he lands visavis his return.

2.) 26 Oct 2020 09:52:55
Lubo I didn't realise his attitude wasn't on point that's something I've not heard before and don't like hearing.

3.) 26 Oct 2020 11:08:22
Who did you hear it from Lubo? A guy in the Bristol bar?

4.) 26 Oct 2020 13:48:56
He’s a selfish individual who can’t see a pass, doesn’t play for the team, only interested in his own agenda, he needs to learn fast how to contribute to the team. It doesn’t surprise me with his attitude on the park that he’s offield attitude is being questioned. Big year for him if he gets back, needs to grow up, he’s not a child anymore.



25 Oct 2020 18:49:42
A lot has been made of keeper and centre halfs this season and rightly so its been nowhere near good enough but the ball is arriving at our end of the pitch with minimum fuss and is far to easy for teams to play through us its not even lumped up the park the feeble attempts to win the ball high up the park from the christies and mois is a shambles to watch then on to mcgregor who has got a free ride this season him and ntcham and a load of others trying to win the ball back is also feeble. we are far to soft and its no wonder we are losing so many goals.


1.) 25 Oct 2020 19:06:27
All our centre mids have been off the pace this season. Brown looks done as a regular starter. McGregor not near last years performances - I wonder if he was one of them that wanted away? Christie again not as good as last season. Ntcham is just an imposter. Would do no harm to give Turnbull a run of games.

2.) 25 Oct 2020 19:23:19
Great observations . it is so true . defense starts up at the other end and you're right, they don't even try to get ball back .



21 Oct 2020 22:44:11
Toney with another 2 tonight again can't help but think it's one that got away.


1.) 21 Oct 2020 23:31:01
It's always going to be the same every year with us and that's waiting until the last minute or humming and hawing over a hundred grand. I thought Desmond White was bad but PL takes the biscuit (tin) .

2.) 22 Oct 2020 07:30:51
He would tear that donkey goldson apart.

3.) 22 Oct 2020 07:47:00
Yes, there is a whole team of 'might-have-beens' out there, where PL low-balling, or haggling too long cost us a player and it always feels much worse during a slump or especially when we have players/ strikers that struggle to get fit and actually play.

4.) 22 Oct 2020 09:56:19
Very true CM.

5.) 22 Oct 2020 10:35:07
Our issue up top is fitness and luck, and LG did us ni favours whatsoever and that's still hurting us

Eddy gruff ajeti and Patrick should be enough

Albeit, never really understood the polish signing noting the team he pkayer for sat deep and counter attacked and so he is learning to be a different player in a different country. good luck to the lad.



17 Oct 2020 12:21:04
we need to be honest here and say this is going to take a monumental performance to get the result today with this team and our bench i wouldn't even say is half fit. i know we all will get behind this team.


1.) 17 Oct 2020 12:25:44
Liam you are bang on

Celtic 2 / 1
Sevco 11 / 8

Says it all really.

2.) 17 Oct 2020 13:28:29
This is a tough watch. Little creativity, no cutting edge, NL looks like a loss child on the bench. He will have to produce a piece of brillant management to win this.
His buys since January look less than quality, Barkas Duffy, Soro, Kilmala and having to play Laxsalt so early in his celtic career.
Hopefully Turnbull Griffiths and Ajeti may change our luck.
Ajer and Ntcham look so out of form why oh why have we not found a left sided central defender since Van Dyke left that shows clear lack of leadership.

3.) 17 Oct 2020 13:33:30
Jonace we will take a draw

They have played better I think. better interlink

Our defending at set pieces is amateurish
On the other hand they are better at that

Laxalt, I think, has been good

I'd propose

Olly for Turnbull eventually
Griff for klimala
Ajeti for moi
And don't be surprised if we see rogic for last 5

Of course, if they score again ( likely ) and score next, then this could go from 1 1 to 0 3 quite easily.

4.) 17 Oct 2020 13:48:14
NL has to take the responsibility for this shambles. He bought Barkas (suspect again) , put this team together and picked that starting formation. Been said for weeks results have papered over the cracks. This team are not good enough. Too many wishsy washy tippy tippy players.

5.) 17 Oct 2020 13:49:37
Oh dear . we are so so so passive . I think the week has been disrupted and we are not at the races .

They look better and more joined up

Celtic look ragged and disjointed . big game players like duffy. Baker. olly and moi not at races.

6.) 17 Oct 2020 13:57:01
Chinks . I don't like losing but I do mind losing passively.

7.) 17 Oct 2020 13:59:36
Correct, there is not even any fight ot true desire. Ntcham for me would be first out the door. Followed by Ajer, and Moi.

8.) 17 Oct 2020 14:01:07
As I've said previously 3 5 2 is a formation that kills play, 3 cbs is absolute overkill, it shows a massive weakness toward confidence in my eyes, lennon can't sit there and moan on the sideline what is he expecting, this line up is shocking, regardless of players missing today.
Excuses are far too frequent, the simple solution is get rid of this 352 pish 4 3 3 all day long.

9.) 17 Oct 2020 14:01:57
When will all accept that Kris Ajer is a big poser who can't defend

Barisic versus Frimpong is a huge mismatch

I don't want to hear Frimpong this and Frimpomg that. or Koi is class.

Just poor.

10.) 17 Oct 2020 14:05:26
Players like Moi, Duffy, Klimala have been shown well and truly up today, and we celtic fans have to admit this is not a stronger team than we had last year, the football is far worse, no urgency in play, its awful to watch.

11.) 17 Oct 2020 14:12:12
Turner, it's TRUE.

12.) 17 Oct 2020 14:15:30
Moi is a poser
Ajer is a poser

Duffy. well enough said .

2 subs with 7 minutes to go? Why?

We are a soulless team . Lacking bite and fight

They have beat us all over the park

It was men against wee boys today I'm afraid and any reasonable person would agree.

13.) 17 Oct 2020 14:16:25
At home playing defensive is embarrassing, the midfield should be top of the passing stats not all 3 cbs.

14.) 17 Oct 2020 14:32:13



16 Oct 2020 22:57:43
team doing the rounds
ajer duffy welsh
frimpong brown mcgregor laxly
ajeti paddy
again this is doing the rounds but can't see it although i did hear a couple of days ago julien was out and i seen he didn't train today.


1.) 17 Oct 2020 01:00:29
No way Welsh is flung in for his first game of the season. If Jullien is out we go with a back 4.

2.) 17 Oct 2020 06:55:17
I would think and hope so bigbubs.

3.) 17 Oct 2020 11:33:55
Spot on liamlennon.




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27 Oct 2020 09:07:09
its a cert he will buzz. the DR certainly weren't as quick in reporting the wee fat twit from the other sides kick outs and slaps the other week were they,




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26 Oct 2020 17:49:00
lubo seriously how good is your source and exactly what is going on in the camp something inside me tells me your right.




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20 Oct 2020 18:59:48





4/ 1/ 4/ 1

maybe not in europe but in scotland brown could sit himself moving mcgregor forward were for me he influences the game more. for me that is a good exciting team with the potential to play some fantastic stuff.




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17 Oct 2020 17:17:14
duff is a massive loss and i know that for a fact.




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15 Oct 2020 15:04:44
Scottish government already said there will be no exemptions.





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26 Oct 2020 09:55:03
That's true but also further up the park is the same. christies tackling is shocking and some want him playing deeper no thanks.




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26 Oct 2020 09:52:55
Lubo I didn't realise his attitude wasn't on point that's something I've not heard before and don't like hearing.




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26 Oct 2020 07:10:32
Nobody said he was a great manager but he's a successful manager.




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25 Oct 2020 21:37:47
lennon has had no success as celtic manager. is that what your saying?




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25 Oct 2020 21:35:34
superb mate that's a great story. you hit it right on the button ed they are amazing animals for your mental health.


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