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11 Jul 2019 17:28:29
Heard we have asked about a Middlesbrough striker. I don't know anything about him so hope he is good.


1.) 11 Jul 2019 17:46:02
He's cost them about 15 million I read.

2.) 11 Jul 2019 19:21:19
Britt Assombalongo. Terrific striker scores bundles of goals and exactly what we are looking for but I find it hard to believe we could get him. Hope I’m wrong though.

3.) 11 Jul 2019 20:49:05
Would be brilliant signing if we got him. Scores a lot of goals and is strong and powerfull.

4.) 12 Jul 2019 10:11:33
If he’s that good he won’t be in our price range. Why even bother talking about players we couldn’t afford or would have offers to stay in England? It’s like talking about Mesdi coming. Although he is obviously.

5.) 12 Jul 2019 10:20:38
Does anyone think this guy would come or are we really interested in him or just more paper bull.



10 Mar 2019 09:34:03
I heard a rumour that martinez along with maloney and Kennedy will be the management team for next season has anyone else heard this it was from my Mrs who is on celtic minded and it's supposed to be on there.


1.) 10 Mar 2019 10:09:54
Total BLOX!

2.) 10 Mar 2019 10:17:20
Didn't Martinez knock back the real job earlier in the season?

3.) 11 Mar 2019 09:07:39
I am just posting what I ws told.



30 Jan 2019 17:47:24
Gutman deal dependant on a work permit according to David hannah.


1.) 30 Jan 2019 18:37:10
So much for all the rumours saying he went AWOL and we had withdrawn our offer.



12 Aug 2018 19:57:49
Ed. Three or four people have told me that paddy Roberts agent was up last week. Something about him coming in on a four or five year deal. Have you heard anything on this. Cheers.


{Ed007's Note - It's Allan Preston (ex-Hearts player that used to be on BBC Sportsound) from Stellar Football that represents Roberts - and their other clients - in Scotland and the story is that he contacted Peter Lawwell the other day to see if Celtic would be interested in signing Roberts on a permanent deal.
It's probably from Preston that ex-Celtic Boys Club player Alex Rae heard that he was coming back too.}

1.) 12 Aug 2018 20:55:51
Should his agent really need to be the one to contact us? You’d like to think that we were keeping an eye on his situation and as soon as their window closed we’d put a bid in.

2.) 12 Aug 2018 21:38:06
Rodgers himself has said he is keeping an eye on Roberts situation. Now that the Premiership window has closed we may be in a better position to do something.

3.) 12 Aug 2018 21:39:53
So baring that in mind could there be a 10percent chance of him joining us ED?

{Ed007's Note -


4.) 12 Aug 2018 22:20:52
There is no fight club.

5.) 12 Aug 2018 22:21:56
Would rather we signed at least 2 defenders .

6.) 12 Aug 2018 22:46:21
Haha ed classic, never mind only 2 1/ 2 weeks to go 😂.

{Ed007's Note - I'm counting the minutes.......

7.) 12 Aug 2018 23:32:39
I wouldn't believe anything that comes from fat boy Preston half the time he doesn't know what day it is lol.

8.) 13 Aug 2018 07:58:28
Might just be me but I’m not 100% on signing Roberts again. He clearly thought he was better than Celtic and is only coming back because he couldn’t get a move elsewhere? I’d rather see a bit more movement in the defence tbh.

I would also prefer it if Brendan would stop tinkering with the team! There’s no coincidence why we went unbeaten in our first season, and looked convincing in doing so.

Martin O’Neill’s team competed in the champions league along with the league and cups yet never seemed to need rested like this team does. 5 changes at the weekend was just utterly ridiculous. He is a very clever man, so hoping he was doing it to prove a point that the quality isn’t in the depth we have.

9.) 13 Aug 2018 07:05:14
Cheers Ed your the man.

{Ed007's Note - (yes)



18 May 2018 16:46:15
Heard we are front runners for abel hernandez don't know if there is much truth in it though. If we sign OE permanently then this should be a non goer.


1.) 18 May 2018 17:28:05
Dembele will be off in the summer. Especially after not making the world Cup squad. So Edouard LG and Abel wouldn't be a bad 3 strikers on the books.

2.) 18 May 2018 19:37:04
Mate even Martial didn't make the squad. He may well be off but don't think that'll be the reason.

{Ed007's Note - Lacazette and Benzema didn't make the squad either, when you look at the forwards France are taking it's frightening.}

3.) 18 May 2018 20:03:45
ED do you reckon Dembele will sign a new deal?

{Ed007's Note - I don't know mate but I hope so, even another 2 years would do me.}

4.) 18 May 2018 20:15:11
I fancy them to win it Ed.

{Ed007's Note - But you can't cheer on a team wearing THOSE colours, it's Germany for me.}

5.) 18 May 2018 20:39:57
I’ll choose Germany Aswell ED only because of that new away kit.

{Ed007's Note - That's as good a reason as any I suppose lol.}

6.) 18 May 2018 20:43:14
I'll probably watch 3 games maximum. I struggle to watch any game that doesn't involve Celtic. I lose interest after about 3 minutes.

7.) 18 May 2018 21:22:10
Same here Stan. It's not the same game for me unless the tic are on the park.

8.) 18 May 2018 22:25:39
Same here Stan. Haven't seen a full game that wasn't Scottish football in years. Don't watch epl and haven't seen the last 5 champions league finals.

9.) 18 May 2018 23:28:33
I picked Germany to win it also.
I really hope this world cup is a good one as the last few have been really dull.

{Ed007's Note - You can trace the decline of international football back to Diana Ross missing a penalty and the goal still exploding at the opening ceremony of USA '94.}

10.) 19 May 2018 09:44:42
Lacazette and benzema didn't make the squad? Damn that is indeed frightening. Fantastic for our main man tho.

11.) 19 May 2018 09:59:30
Sorry misread bravetart's post. Shame Moussa didn't get the nod. Could see him really rocking el mundial.

12.) 19 May 2018 12:52:46
People were saying Rogic was away from all sorts of sources. Let’s wait and see with big Moussa.




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14 Jul 2019 21:07:01
Celtic need to do what a lot of European clubs do and put high buy out clauses in our players contracts then there is no confusion pay the fee or jog on.


{Ed007's Note - Perhaps a reminder about transfer related clauses would be apt. This is a horribly complex area not least because they are written under individual national laws. They cause a great deal of misunderstanding with football supporters and the media alike.

The "buy out clause" is legally binding between a club and a player. The "buy out" is effectively what it says - a means for the player to buy himself out of the contract. As an example, if a player wishes to buy himself out of a contract, he pays the applicable FA (on behalf of the club) the amount of the "buy out" clause effectively becoming a free agent. The problem is that in most cases a player would need to obtain that money from the buying club - and this is fraught with issues regarding "tapping up" and, of course, taxation (as it can be seen as income for the player and would therefore be subject to income tax). There was a test case about the taxation issue in Spain about five years ago which is why they have an exception. All players in Spain and Portugal have a clause that allows the player to buy himself out of his contract without tax implications. This was to address a ruling from around 30 years ago allowing players a way out of their contracts. The other notable point about Spain and Portugal is that the clauses if invoked by a non Iberian club need to be paid in full by the player (there are local rules that stop tax being due) but by needing to put up 100% of the money upfront would end many transfers then and there. It works differently in Iberia to elsewhere as the tax implications do not make such clauses viable. All players in Iberia must have a figure set and agreed with the club. So "buy out" clauses are very rare. Related to this is the Webster Ruling but I don't intend to go in to that now.

A "release clause" is far more common in that it gives a figure that the club would accept for the sale of a player to another club - but it is not legally binding except where both parties (clubs) are in the same country (for the sake of argument I should say that football Spain and Portugal count as the same country as do England and Wales) for legal purposes. These are normally unreasonably high figures (Messi at Barcelona for example) introduced to act as a deterrent for hostile bids - and even then the club could easily block a move. However, if a club in the same country does agree to match a release clause then the selling club would be obliged to ask the player if he is interested - there is no obligation on the player to make a move. For interested clubs outside of the country, the selling club may use it as a guide but are under obligation to accept a bid and may demand a higher figure.

There is then the becoming popular "termination clause" which is binding between the player and the club and if met would see an offer from anywhere accepted and the player given the opportunity to make a call on a move. This overcomes the issues associated with "buy out" clauses as the money would be paid by one club to another and about the legal proximity of the buying side.}

1.) 14 Jul 2019 21:16:10
People get 2 hung up on these clause nonsense.
Just because a player has a clause in his contract does not mean that's definitely what you will get for him. He could still go for less than the clause.

2.) 14 Jul 2019 21:42:59
Thanks Ed I remember Ryan gauld having one with sporting Lisbon for something like 32million.

{Ed007's Note - It's just a system that's as crazy as it is complicated mate.}

3.) 14 Jul 2019 22:27:21
You've got yer mojo back big fella thank fook.

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4.) 15 Jul 2019 10:46:07
Did you see the buy out clause in Griezmanns Barcelona contract lol. Good luck leaving there if it doesn't work out.



11 Jul 2019 20:23:31
Atleast we are looking at quality rather than quantity this year.


1.) 12 Jul 2019 08:30:45
No Servco will gub us they have 8 new player's from em from where are they from again?

2.) 12 Jul 2019 12:20:40
Where did we get Wanyama from who new Larrson
When we got him hate it or not but the dark side has got stronger and it will be a hard league this year.



23 Jun 2019 20:45:41
Has the Bhoy turnbull signed yet.


1.) 23 Jun 2019 22:00:09
Not been confirmed yet.



22 Jun 2019 11:18:28
Does anyone know if the RB from Copenhagen is any good.


1.) 22 Jun 2019 11:46:56
He’s too good for there league and would fit right in with out club Marco. Played over 50 European games etc. I’ve listed all of the reasons why we should sign him on a previous post. But yes. He’s a danish international also. Great replacement for Lustig and scores quiet frequently for a right back also.

2.) 22 Jun 2019 14:26:54
Well let's hope we can get him.

3.) 22 Jun 2019 18:48:38
Sounds exactly what we need. Hopefully we sign him.



17 Jun 2019 08:33:58
Who really cares if turnbull signs I for one don't. I don't ever recall him standing out against us. So I think we should move on and get someone who wants to be here and let him goto sevco if that's what he wants.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 11:06:19
Initially I was very happy and excited about both the prospect and the fact we were trying to get business done early doors for a change
Now the whole debacle has become tediously disappointing and maybe even damaging, in the way 'salaries' and wage structures are being discussed in public. The guy has never shown any intent or desire to join Celtic from day-one and that should be enough to shut the door.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 11:26:48
Should be a deadline set before pulling offer. End of.




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15 Jul 2019 17:27:51
Wouldn't want Armstrong back. Would ether stick with Christie in there.




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14 Jul 2019 21:04:08
Arsenal offered 20m upfront with 5 million in addons celtic want 25 million upfront and a 10/ 20% sell on clause or so I have been told.




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12 Jul 2019 10:20:38
Does anyone think this guy would come or are we really interested in him or just more paper bull.




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12 Jul 2019 10:19:05
We are looking to get quality in. Teams don't generally want to sell there best players so we just have to wait. I for one would rather stick with what we have than have an over inflated squad of average players.





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15 Jul 2019 17:29:45
Imo lennon should never have got the job.




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14 Jul 2019 21:42:59
Thanks Ed I remember Ryan gauld having one with sporting Lisbon for something like 32million.


{Ed007's Note - It's just a system that's as crazy as it is complicated mate.}



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11 Jul 2019 17:29:50
Papers reporting sevco have paid 4.3million on a ch.




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10 Jul 2019 15:08:27
Don't you dare slag of jozo he is my fave player since that tackle on Miller.




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08 Jul 2019 09:48:05
Put him in the reserve squad and leave him there till his contract expire.