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31 Aug 2018 21:01:49
Has the Benkovic deal been confirmed?


1.) 31 Aug 2018 21:13:49
Just asked the same thing.

2.) 31 Aug 2018 21:26:00
Yeah this afternoon on the bbc. Nothing on Dembele tho so i dunno where all the sources that he is away are.

3.) 31 Aug 2018 21:40:40
Official site and br press release.

4.) 31 Aug 2018 21:43:38
It's not on the Celtic website to can't be confirmed.

5.) 31 Aug 2018 22:27:30
I’m not sure if it’s been confirmed yet there’s nothing on the Celtic website or ssn. I hope it’s confirmed it’s been an embarrassing transfer window.



01 Apr 2017 10:14:43
Ed, you heard anything about the Billy Glimour to Celtic rumours? Do you reckon there is anything in it? Give it 5 or 6 years and we could have Gilmour and Dembele (Karamoko) in the same side.


{Ed007's Note - A women I know who works at Celtic Park told me that there was murmurings the other day that Gilmour and his dad had a late night meeting with Peter Lawwell but one of the youth players who know Gilmour says differently - he says that the lad's dad has met Lawwell and Congerton a couple of times over the last few weeks and Lawwell has asked the Gilmours not to sign for anyone without giving Celtic a chance to at least match any offer.}

1.) 01 Apr 2017 17:20:42
He's a Celtic fan by trade is he not ED?

{Ed007's Note - So I've heard but I don't know for sure.}

2.) 01 Apr 2017 17:48:51
Anno 100 percent his mother is.

3.) 01 Apr 2017 18:39:04
ED007 and guys when I heard this story I genuinely thought it was an April Fools.

{Ed007's Note - Our scouting/recruitment department wouldn't be doing it's job if they weren't interested when a young player like Gilmour being available. I think he'll end up in England but I don' see the big deal, Dylan McGeouch never encountered any problems when he switched between youth set-ups.
And if people are going to give a 16 year old lad (and his family) dog's abuse over leaving Ibrox for Celtic Park they shouldn't be allowed out the house alone.}

4.) 01 Apr 2017 20:33:59
ED007 maybe wee traitor mo johnston is advising him lol.

{Ed007's Note - Tell Mrs Tim I said she's to wash your mouth out!}

5.) 01 Apr 2017 20:52:25
Great point ED. out development squad seem very strong at the moment. Kelleher will make an appearance in our squad at some point I'd imagine.

{Ed007's Note - Exactly. Why wouldn't we be interested in Gilmour? If he's as good a prospect as people who know more about it than me think it's a no-brainer. If he's got any sense he'll definitely leave TRIFC, their academy set up is a shambles compared to clubs with a 10th of their budget.}

6.) 01 Apr 2017 21:13:16
Ed a wouldn't like to see the abuse the lad would take, if he signs on for them he'll be their best chance to get out the mire. He wouldn't be able to live in Scotland if he signed for us mate, they've pinned all their hopes on the boy. If we signed him he'd need to live underground.

{Ed007's Note - By the time he made the first team only the most staunch of knuckle-dragger would have any great grievance against the kid.

7.) 02 Apr 2017 04:01:56
If he signs now it will be a mere footnote in the rags no matter of the lads ability, hopefully, there loss. If it is all quiet at the crumble dome come summer and he develops as a target I'd say jump and get the lad if he is decent. watch the story develop and laugh. If it's too much move south get a good wage and help his family and avoid the poison of the city switch.

8.) 02 Apr 2017 10:14:59
thats them all, lol.



16 Feb 2017 12:06:01
Anyone heard the rumour that Celtic are interested in signing Billy Gilmour? Apparently he turns 16 in June and both parties are keen but loads of big clubs after him. Think BR could really develop him and he has show with KT, Miller and Aitchison that you'll get a chance if good enough. This would also have the added bonus of making the Sevconians utterly raging 😂.


1.) 16 Feb 2017 15:24:46
Would we have to pay compensation for him?

2.) 16 Feb 2017 19:09:13
I'd say so if he is still classed as an academy player. It will be buttons, low risk and admittedly a big giruy. He hasn't signed pro yet as far as I know.

3.) 16 Feb 2017 21:11:01
Tell the huns we"ll wave the money for the damage to our bogs and we"ll take Gilmour.

4.) 16 Feb 2017 21:31:43
Stevie on those basic fair and sensible compo for compo grounds mentioned id say pefect business. However inluding the current currant bun financial law case climate into that sensible, fair and apt offer. we will be lucky to sign him before his 40th.



30 Jun 2015 22:58:09
Apparently Janko to be unveiled tomorrow? Anyone else heard this?


1.) 01 Jul 2015 09:53:56
Hopefully m8! Any news ed007?

{Ed007's Note - The deal is done, I don't know what's holding up the announcement but technically the transfer window for international transfers only opens today. Even Boyata couldn't be registered as a CFC player until today.}

2.) 01 Jul 2015 10:14:45
Cheers ed007 some guy!👍

{Ed007's Note - (yes)

3.) 01 Jul 2015 12:27:27
Wonder who disagrees must b some1 ed put in his place lol hail hail

4.) 01 Jul 2015 18:07:33
On the CFC web site
He has signed on a 4 year deal subject to medical results that club expect tomorrow morning



29 Jun 2015 20:57:47
Any update on Saidy Janko Ed? Thought this was being done today. Cheers


{Ed007's Note - I don't know mate, he was due up today for further talks and a medical. Everybody expected an announcement today. He was up last week to meet RD and be shown around CP and Lennoxtown so I'd take a guess that if there's a hold up it's just finalising personal matters in Manchester.}




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01 Jan 2024 13:40:53
Anyone see this? Quite unbelievable how deluded they are:


1.) 01 Jan 2024 14:08:56
All valid points martyc but the Scottish Media always have blue tinted specs on.

2.) 01 Jan 2024 14:59:43
Don't care about all the contested decisions now . we won. 3 points. top of league.

3.) 01 Jan 2024 15:24:54
The one game they don't get their mandatory PK (because he was offside! ) ; they stamp their feet and bubble, demanding why.
The studs-showing tackle on Bernardo and Balogun spitting on supporters is swept under the shag pile by the shag pile.

4.) 01 Jan 2024 17:28:49
Buzz bomb is there any a Scottish club can propose a rule change for Scottish Domestic Football. Has it to be for a specific time of season .
The changes I would like a club to propose are
No employee of any club can referee a game in the Division his employer club plays in
No ref can take charge of any game in Division that family member plays for a club
Referees cannot ref a game if he played for one of the teams involved even as an underage player
Ref cannot referee game if he is a regular drinker in any club’s supporters club bar.
Can the rule under which Rangers 2012 cannot concede a penalty be fully explained . Is that why when Turnball was fouled in penalty area, On 30th there was no need to check to VAR as the No Rangers Pen.

5.) 01 Jan 2024 21:24:59
Said watching the game he had studded bernardo.

6.) 02 Jan 2024 08:58:17
Didn't only stud him he wrapped a leg round at pace in the follow through. That's at risk of breaking a leg. But rangers free kick, no card?



22 Dec 2023 19:17:32
Ed, a very Merry Xmas to you and your family. Thank you very much for all the time and effort you put in to make this such a great site. Marty.


{Ed007's Note - Thanks, Marty and a Merry Christmas to you and yours ?



20 Nov 2023 19:02:32
I see Matt O’Reilly is making his full Denmark debut tonight away to NI. Hopefully he puts on a show.


1.) 20 Nov 2023 19:58:03
Maybe better if he doesn't?

2.) 20 Nov 2023 20:07:43
He's our next 25 million plus transfer. Probably this summer but i hope he's here for next season.

3.) 20 Nov 2023 20:36:03
I prefer if he is with us for at least another four or five yrs . Our last two £25 m players haven’t exactly boasted their reputations since they left us . If fans and SMSM continue to speculate on our best player (s) leave after a couple of years it’s inevitable that some will go and there ends our chances of improving our Champions League performances.

4.) 20 Nov 2023 20:37:30
Their fans will demand the players take it in turns to kick him.
Matt will be lucky to make it off the park without an injury.

5.) 21 Nov 2023 19:51:41
An unlucky story from Cork . Ire under 21’s. V Italy . Ire led going into half time but Italy equalised from pen in last min of first half .
Ire went back into league and after 5 and a half mins of 5 added on in 2 nd half Italy equalised after an unfortunate own goal.



26 Aug 2023 17:39:56
I disagree. The board can take some of the blame but Rodgers need to do better with the players at his disposal. He’s got most of a treble winning team to work with and he is moaning about lacking the quality to beat Killie. Also, he constantly goes on about finances and is basically writing off Europe. How about earning the largest salary in Scottish football history? Say what you want about that lot but speak positively about going to PSV and winning despite the large disparity in finances. It’s all Rodgers goes on about and this lack of belief must filter through to the players as he’s basically saying they are not good enough. I have a bad feeling this is going to end bad.


1.) 26 Aug 2023 18:02:44
Rodgers appointment was a huge mistake. Should have gone all out for Knutsen, with guaranteed dynamic football, probably even a step up from Angeball. Now we have utter dross, Rodgers shows no passion on the sidelines. Big mistake! His style of play is awful to watch.

2.) 26 Aug 2023 18:06:19
What I can't understand is attacking-wise we have the nucleus of last season's team (minus Jota) , we have the same coaching staff, the same objectives, expectations, support and facilities but we have lost confidence, composure and struggling against teams we should batter. We expected a period of transition, but not a huge step backwards.
The players were quoted as saying how much they were enjoying working with the new manager and some even signed contract extensions, so why are so many of them underperforming and ineffective?
There is a fair chance we could see a MON style treble signing before next weekend and I hope we have a better September.



11 Aug 2023 20:19:26
We won’t sell Abada as far too many goals to replace after losing Jota. Might end up with egg on my face but I 100% expect Abada to be at Celtic this season.


1.) 11 Aug 2023 21:22:22
I don’t think Celtic can sell Abada or Hatate in this window or we would be in serious danger of weakening our team in this transfer window.

2.) 11 Aug 2023 22:39:56
Our fans understanding in this transfer window,
Was that Celtic wanted players, that would help us compete better in this seasons CL campaign.

I’ve not been impressed thus far.
Our latest signing could be good but it’s another inexperienced gamble from Celtic.

I will be much happier if we bring in another goalkeeper, left back and a left winger.
And we can’t allow Abada or Hatate to leave.

3.) 11 Aug 2023 22:49:54
Buzz, unfortunately I just can’t see the board turning down bids for either hatate kyogo or Abada, if bids come in I could see them going.
It’s rare nowadays that a club issued a “not for sale “ to any player, I didn’t anticipate this summer to be like it was, with Ange jota and mooy all left . It would be just like our board to sell a few of them off, then maybe go for tierney on loan and tell us we are stronger coming out of the window.
I sound so pessimistic but I fully anticipated is keeping our best players and strengthening but that hasn’t happened so far .

4.) 12 Aug 2023 06:56:28
Our Board like everyone learned a lot in 20 / 21. The Board found out that we are most successful when we sell 1/ 2 that demand to go and bring in players who are just ready to become regular . We have parted with more than our quota for this season and are in the midst of buying players to challenge existing players for their position.
All the talk about record spend came from SMSM, but at the same time I am sure BR expects more.

5.) 12 Aug 2023 07:21:33
BR has said time after time, he knew how the club works, buy low and sell high, before he came, which he is OK with as his strength is improving players.

I totally disagree we are weaker than we were. Jota is away but he didn't turn up every game, although he was quality. He was unknown when he arrived and Maeda came play on the left until our new japanese player settles in. We also have the aussie to come in yet, once fit.

Starfelt is away and although he was a good defender he wasn't comfortable with ball at his feet, our polish defender is a good defender and good with his feet. He looks a player BR will turn into class player so does the swede we may be buying. He looks very good.

If we lose Hatate then i would be worried as he is a class player and would be diffucult to replace, however we have Iwata who has yet to be given the chance to show us what he can do.

We have plenty time to take in more players and BR has suggested another possible 4 to come in, so until the window slams shut and the players have time to gel, we cannot judge them or our recruiting.

6.) 12 Aug 2023 07:28:42
Of the players signed to date (prior to the Swedish CB) only one, 'rocky' appears to have been a BR signing.

I agree Buzz, that even if these lads turn out in time to be good players for the club and I hope they are, we require first team ready players to at least compete with, but for me, replace 2 or 3 positions in the team right now in order to improve e. g. GK, LB, LW.

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7.) 12 Aug 2023 08:02:44
I just feel Celtic are looking in a downsizing market this season and that’s surprising.

Mooy, Jota and Starfelt have all left our club and each player was on £20k plus each week.

Celtic have brought in several players and I reckon they will on £10k -12k per week and each player has still Quadrupled their wages coming to Celtic.

It’s all about levels and Celtic are recruiting in a downsizing market.
I was happy Brendan was coming back to Celtic because I thought he only agreed because Celtic were in the process of moving up a level.

I never imagined we would be going down a level this season.
Time will tell with 3 weeks to go.

8.) 12 Aug 2023 09:02:03
Said the other day the club love to trot out that they invest in the club what they make . not this year certainly not on transfers.

9.) 12 Aug 2023 09:06:35
Buzz my friend Enrico agrees here.

When Ange was at club signings were set up to come in more or less straight away when new window opened you know.

It seems to Enrico we have back the way slightly.
BR is clever man he must know we need goalkeeper and new guy to replace Jota.

The champions league football is there already what is holdup with brining these guys in.

Couple of good young players come in of course but Enrico was thinking Rodgers would have some targets for team improvements himself.

Hail Hail ?.

10.) 12 Aug 2023 11:20:14
If certain positions are not addressed with first team ready, experienced players during the current window, then questions should be asked.

To be clear, we don't need 'numbers' we need two or three players who are better than those already in certain positions in the starting eleven at CP.

I appreciate we need to sell and loan out some players in the current inflated squad, as they are either surplus or require game time.

However, as a very well run club with cash reserves and a manager who, with no exaggeration, left the last time because of Peter Lawwell going back on his promises and signing players BR never agreed to, I would be utterly dismayed if we're watching a repeat of that movie.

This is not about winning the SPL, this should be about improvement in Europe and the evolution of the team, which, should be good enough to win the league anyway as a by product of that progression.

The last two transfer summer windows under AP, Mark Lawwell and Nicholson have been very efficient and overall added value with players who played entertaining football as well as winning trophies.

So far, I think it's fair to say, many of us are not convinced that we are adding the quality of player required to immediately improve the first 11 on the park.


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03 Dec 2023 11:36:45
Where is Nawrocki? He’s a strange one.




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26 Jun 2022 13:20:23
Ed, do you think we will sign Souza, Jota and Bernebai this week?


{Ed007's Note - I'm not sure about Souza but the other two should be announced over the next few days to be finalised on July 1st.
Preseason starts tomorrow - apart from players who were on international duty so I expect the serious work on the ins & outs of the squad will begin.}



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31 Aug 2018 21:43:38
It's not on the Celtic website to can't be confirmed.




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12 Aug 2018 17:02:54
Don't know how that's possible. Didn't the team leave for Athens this morning?




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22 Aug 2017 19:17:09
Sardar Azmoun.


{Ed007's Note - Sardar Azmoun signed with Rubin Kazan last month.}




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15 Feb 2024 18:59:03
Great news Michael, congratulations to you and the family ?.




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01 Nov 2023 21:47:35
Any idea that impacts the team is just a silly suggestion.




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02 Oct 2023 19:02:54
Wishing you all the best Tim. Hope to see you back posting soon.




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31 May 2023 20:19:06
Thanks Ed. Do you think he will accept the job if offered? It will be hard to turn it down simply because a few bad results in Scotland and you lose the league and his chance might be gone. Hope I’m wrong and he commits to a longer term contract. I think it’s one or the other after the cup final.


{Ed007's Note - A few bad results in England and his job might be gone, Marty, there's a reason Spurs are what, down at their 5th & 6th options now and I think Ange would be crazy to take that job. AP isn't going to get anywhere near the input & power he has at Celtic, even signings won't be down to him and unless Spurs have taken on a MASSIVE change of direction the players will decide if Ange is up to the job if he takes it, Harry Kane would probably have more of a say on signings and the club's direction than Ange would. I agree with you Marty btw, I think DD and mini DD were over here to offer Ange a long term contract and with the guarantees that he will be backed by the board both financially and visionary wise. A good showing in the CL and Europe and who knows where he would get offers from next season. I also don't think Ange's ultimate dream is the Pub League, he's been all over the world working and might see Germany, Spain or even Italy as his preferred option. The Spurs job would raise his profile and raise his bank balance to incredible levels but to what end, would Ange last to Christmas if Spurs were in the bottom half of the league, would they accept a say 8th or 10th place finish in the league? I would honestly lose a lot of respect for Ange if he did take the Spurs job simply for the fact I think he could and should aim higher than that shitshow of a club.}



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04 May 2023 14:00:22
Happy birthday Ed and thanks for all the work you put into the site.


{Ed007's Note - Thank you Marty.}



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