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24 Nov 2020 11:30:12
Lennon apparently being backed by board, can see this being our worst season in a long time. We can forget about any slim chance we have of 10iar now.


1.) 24 Nov 2020 12:28:37
The club just tweeted happy birthday to Tom Boyd and roy aitken, got battered about lennon .

2.) 24 Nov 2020 12:55:26
Normally when a board says they back the manager, he is usually punted very soon after.

3.) 24 Nov 2020 16:43:10
Don't know what's more worrying? The news that he is staying, or the Board - seeing what has been happening for months - are backing him.
Makes you ponder all these secret agreement conspiracy theories?

4.) 24 Nov 2020 17:25:02
We've got an easy run of fixtures up until the next Sevconian game which we should expect to win all of them, whether we do or not due to our poor form is another story. Hopefully the team can get on a run and build up some confidence to win that game. Will put the pressure right back on them.

5.) 24 Nov 2020 18:16:53
The board can’t really sack him with no transfer window opened for the next 5 weeks. With easier games they will hope he rides this out, wins another treble and then we can see where we are after next Old Firm.
If we win all our league games and get even a point in that game then we will be at worst 5 points behind and that’s with only a point, a win and it’s Max 2 if they draw even 1 game we are level.
I say get behind him and the bhoys and go into next Old Firm on a high and 10 in a row is still there for us.

6.) 24 Nov 2020 19:07:52
The board have had months to replace him during the end of the short season Then was a clear sign that he wasn't the man for the job but they didn't The board could have changed manager during the international break when a new manager could have assessed the players that were not away on international duty But they didn't I would love to know what the board see that we don't They are all great business men but what is going on the signs have been there since last Christmas when Sevco pumped us so strange and so frustrating.

7.) 24 Nov 2020 19:53:43
Am I the only one that thinks Hibs Marciano is a cracking keeper?

8.) 24 Nov 2020 20:14:03
Marciano done more in that game than Barkas has done all season. Still hoping he turns out a good buy but being a Greek international I expected him to come here and impress from the off with all the good feedback about him.

9.) 24 Nov 2020 20:18:50
Yes carmylebhoy.



19 Aug 2020 14:41:01
Apparently Rogic is away to Qatar £4m.


1.) 19 Aug 2020 15:03:30
Would probably be why we are back in for Turnbull.

2.) 19 Aug 2020 15:04:45

3.) 19 Aug 2020 15:11:05
Use money for Turnbull and Duffy loan!

4.) 19 Aug 2020 15:21:54
Lennie seems to be learning out go players who are not playing regularly and in come comptition for the first teamers.

5.) 19 Aug 2020 15:26:48
Neilybhoy that is perfect idea my friend.

Enrico will be sad to see Tom go but his fitness and his matches played just isn’t there.

Been a great servant and wish him all the best he has played his part in helping the club towards 10.

But now is time to move on and getting young turnbull and Duffy over the line would be money well spent 🍀

My friends it is midweek time for some grape juice 🍷.

6.) 19 Aug 2020 15:28:31
My friends would also keep Ntcham and let Rogic go Enrico would be unhappy to see Ntcham go.

7.) 19 Aug 2020 16:06:00
He still only 27,what a pity his injuries have always held him back. Great Feet and he loved skelping. I suppose the money out there will secure his family’s future.
Good Luck to him.

8.) 19 Aug 2020 16:15:36
I am going to take pelters for this i know, and I am so glad nobody who knows me in real life can see this. but is Enrico the REAL Enrico? 🙉.

9.) 19 Aug 2020 16:18:45
He missed far too much football and the travelling back and forward with Australia Internationals didn't help. Some great goals along the way; but far too few matches for his time at Celtic. Good luck TR.

10.) 19 Aug 2020 16:44:31
I don't think he was ever back to form since he broke hand playing for Australia. Stuck out like a sore thumb playing after that.

11.) 19 Aug 2020 17:47:12
The goal to win the Invincible treble will always make him a club legend. Good luck to him if it happens.

12.) 19 Aug 2020 17:52:14
But is the story true.

13.) 19 Aug 2020 17:59:55
Would be happy for that amount for him. Luxury player but did have some memorable moments. Turnbull a bit of a gamble though given that injury. How about a loan with a clause to buy? We take away the risk and Motherwell get cash either way?

14.) 19 Aug 2020 18:37:39
Would be absolutely gutted to see him go he's a celtic legend and immortalised by the fans regardless if he's hardly played for the best part of 18 months.

He's still only 27 and if he manages to stay fit he's one hell of a player and probably the best technically gifted player we have, I think the travelling back and forth knocked it out him in the end but he will always be held in high regard and welcomed back with open arms if he does leave.

15.) 19 Aug 2020 19:01:13
Course he is Markie. Why wouldn't he be.

16.) 19 Aug 2020 19:15:47
Rogic is a great player but is always injured so we can't count on him for the whole season. We need players who are rarely injured and if the money being quoted is correct then I think its a good deal.

17.) 19 Aug 2020 20:03:44
Rogic is a good player but 25 goals in 125 games for us as a no:10 over 7 seasons is no way where near being classed as a legend.
Yes he scored some important goals in games but he didn't do it anywhere near enough for me.
The term "legend" gets thrown about far to easily these days.

18.) 19 Aug 2020 20:28:58
For the money payed Whell worth it 750 grand wee payed last minute belters goals in big qualifiers cup final winners crackers v the rangers thanks for the memories Tom cracking servant to the club 🍀.

19.) 19 Aug 2020 20:43:32
he is a good player but far from a legend. very seldom lasted more than an hour before he was blowing out his arse, that and been injury prone means he is no more than a bit part player and celtic are better of with whatever money they get.

20.) 19 Aug 2020 21:09:39
Correct jonbhoy look at commons for example over a hundred goals from a simialiar position need a player to be fit as possible .

21.) 19 Aug 2020 21:44:04
If he manages to stay fit?
Tom rogic has NEVER been fit while at celtic. Even when not injured he isn't fit enough to regularly play 90 minutes.

22.) 19 Aug 2020 23:02:28
Phlipphlop Markie my friend of course it is Enrico who else would it be?

God bless 🍀🍷.

23.) 19 Aug 2020 23:36:46
If Rogic could stay fit would be worth rubbish loads brillant player, good luck to him.

24.) 20 Aug 2020 08:47:23
Rogic a legend hahaha absolute belter. He had a good 6 months when brendan first took over apart from that he has been average barring a handful of decent games.

25.) 20 Aug 2020 08:53:20
Dont know wat u lose till its gone offers much more than ntcham who plays well once or twice a season yet people think he's a class above.

26.) 20 Aug 2020 08:58:07
Legend status McNeil McStay Johnstone brown I don’t think Rogic quite fits that category good servant though not a legend.

27.) 20 Aug 2020 10:13:27
Wouldnt say he's a legend but he's been involved in legendary moments.

28.) 20 Aug 2020 11:42:15
Big tam has been involved in some magical moments for us, and fit and on his game he’s a joy to watch! Problem is I can’t actually remember the last time he was fit and on his game! Like kev said, even when ‘fit’ he barely ever completed a 90 min! We play 50-60 games a season and the fact he’s managed just 100 odd games in 7 years says it all. if we get offered decent money we take and he’ll go with everyone’s best wishes 👍🏼🍀.

29.) 20 Aug 2020 11:54:06
Seen something online that says rogic going to Brighton in exchange for Duffy it makes sense if true.

30.) 20 Aug 2020 20:00:27
I was never that much bothered with the hype surrounding Rogic, apart from one or two spectacular, can't really see what he brought to the team, a much, much inferior player when compared to Ntcham.



23 Jun 2019 03:32:01
Media in London saying Tierney wants move apparently.


1.) 23 Jun 2019 07:57:54
Huw would they know if he goes it should be for top dollar.

2.) 23 Jun 2019 10:15:35
I was in London last night guys and was speaking with an Arsenal board member. Didn’t give me any details at all but just said that if Tierney wasn’t an Arsenal player by the end of this week he would be very surprised. Only passing on what he said.

3.) 23 Jun 2019 10:18:55
If it’s true we should hold out for at least 25-30 million. when you got defenders like walker and stones going for 45 plus.

4.) 23 Jun 2019 11:35:19
30m, a sell on % and a couple of their young players as a sweetener. Bielik, Reiss Nelson, Smith Rowe and Saka look like very good young players. No way should we be looking for any less than this with the money being quoted in the EPl.

5.) 23 Jun 2019 12:13:54
He will be away for £20m plus sell on clause be end of week.

6.) 23 Jun 2019 13:32:43
20 million my arse. If the club sell him for that someone should get the door for it. McKenna is quoted at 10 million for God sake and Maguire 70 million! At least 25 to 30 min in the current market and add ons on top.



14 Jun 2019 23:05:24
Celtic have been known for as long as I can remember as having a strict policy of doing business behind closed doors.

Clubs negotiating with us will be well aware of that, so why did Motherwell go public?

I think Turnbull agents (same ones Stuart Armstrong has and look what happened there) have advised Motherwell to go public to induce an English team to come in with a higher bid and bigger salary for Turnbull which leads to bigger commission for Agents.

As much as I think Turnbull is a good player, I would rather see club pull the plug and not deal with these Agents again no matter who player is.


1.) 15 Jun 2019 08:21:31
To be fair agents have to do what's right for their players, however I would honestly prefer the club move on and cut ties with the deal. If the player was demanding more game time or if it was money, I couldn’t care less. As far as I’m concerned the player has earned his move, he was offered a substantial wage rise, now if he wants more game time and more money, he has to earn that, once he's in the door. If not, he's not the kind of player I want to be at Celtic park. To be honest I liked Armstrong on the pitch but all the carry on with his contract meant he was purely at our club for the money, there was a coldness there, not criticising him, just stating how I felt. I want players who are here for the honour of playing for such a prestigious club and to be part of the family. Each to their own and good luck to the boy, just not for us.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 08:20:11
I don't remember anything untoward happening with Armstrong.

3.) 15 Jun 2019 09:25:51
Am with u on that one phil.

4.) 15 Jun 2019 11:34:36
Kevbhoy his agent messed about hawking him all over England. When they couldn't find a club he'd only extend his contract for a season.

5.) 15 Jun 2019 12:43:56
That's right enough Kev. I forgot about that.

6.) 15 Jun 2019 21:28:29
Whilst I said agents have to do what's right for their clients, I don’t believe Mr Gillis is, I think he’s enjoying the heights of the job, acting like Billy big baws, something he couldn’t achieve as a player. He done better than me as a player right enough, but I’m still grounded and am proud to earned everything I have. Something that appears to be lost here! Seen a pic of Ross McCormack sleeping off a hangover the other day, maybe young Turnbell fancies that sort of career, chasing the £’s rather than the medals. As I said earlier, move on, I don’t want to see loads of youngersters getting his name on their new strips, if that’s the way he is. Would certainly avoid Prolegal in the future!



26 Feb 2019 15:52:47
Anyone else heard mourinho?


1.) 26 Feb 2019 15:57:47
What a turn around that would be 😂.

2.) 26 Feb 2019 15:59:12
Id take him.

3.) 26 Feb 2019 16:05:45
Bring the king home 🍀.

4.) 26 Feb 2019 16:19:48
More chance of Solskjaer if he doesn't get the Man U job at the end of the season?

5.) 26 Feb 2019 22:29:56
Not Mouruniho for me horrible watching his teams how they set up and play. Marco Rose would be amazing imo.

6.) 26 Feb 2019 23:04:58
Murinho after the UEFA cup final vs Porto? We wouldn't have been happy with that appointment at his prime.

Clarke has earned a crack at it the hard way.
Rafa is the European expert and available and why not?
Lennon will endear himself with us all within 6 weeks.
What about Ranieri? I think that's who I'd like most. Sort of in the Tommy Burns mode.

7.) 27 Feb 2019 07:18:50
Ranieri! Yes! Dilly ding dilly dong!

8.) 28 Feb 2019 11:33:27
Larsson Hartson Sutton oh and Kennedy lol dream team for ten in a row.




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26 Nov 2020 23:27:09
My, my how things are always different when the shoe is on the other foot:

“See projects? Forget it. I’m sick of hearing it. I’m sick of hearing about two- and three-year plans. I don’t buy into it. It’s about now. You don’t have time as a Celtic or Rangers manager. Projects are something my daughter does at school. I’m a football man, only interested in results, performances and players. I don’t care about two years’ time. I might not bloody be here. ”

Key point is Lennon stating you don't have time as a celtic manager. Why is he contradicting himself now?




30 Oct 2020 07:58:54
For a team that is allegedly according to their flock of muppets who follow them, are going to do this and that they looked bang average last night.

It is a certainty they will drop points on Sunday at Kilmarnock. I'm going Kilmarnock 2-1.


1.) 30 Oct 2020 08:39:40
Phil it doesn’t sound like it on radio BBC radio this morning. (Radio 4 English) . Apparently ‘Rangers’ and St. Stephen had a great result at home while Celtic dropped points away to French minnows Lille.

2.) 30 Oct 2020 09:48:19
JFP its always the same with media. Result against Lille was good result considering they are a top team, however I still think we should of bet them.

Undercover your club is bang average and yous will drop points against Kilmarnock on sunday.

3.) 30 Oct 2020 10:26:44
Exactly ketvrhem get on with it and let's go on a run till we play them next. this will be all the sweeter when all the pundits that wrote us off are squirming. let's get angry and shut them up.

4.) 30 Oct 2020 11:33:40
They won't drop points at Killie I don't think.

5.) 30 Oct 2020 12:29:00
Dont think we should be trying to one up them at the minute in europe. Ultimately they won the game without conceding a shot. Their defence our defence is night and day.
Maybe we will kick on after last nights first half result but we chucked away a 2 goal lead and dropped points again. Needs sorted out at the weekend.

6.) 30 Oct 2020 13:51:34
Missed our game due to work but caught the second half of their game. Honest opinion, they may not be great (at the minute, who are we to criticise) but they do work very hard at closing down opposition very quickly all over the park and for the full 90. And they are getting results.
We can’t be waiting for them to have a blip, we need to sort our own rubbish out kick on. Maybe Lennon presser the other night had an effect, time will tell.



18 Oct 2020 00:23:01
Lennons tactics let us down today. Should of went with 4 at the back, but league is nowhere over.

A simple 4-4-2 would of been more effective with Griffiths and ajeti upfront.

We have a strong squad that will bounce back and get 10iar. Pressure is something sevco can't handle and they will drop points in coming games.


1.) 18 Oct 2020 01:58:25
Rangers will drop points but so will we. Shadow of the team that finished champions last year.

2.) 18 Oct 2020 02:59:48
We will drop points over the next 4 or 5 league games, we will get thumped in europe and if we continue to play like this then Aberdeen will put us out the cup.
We are awful, there is something not right as to many players don't look interested.
For the first time in a number of years I honestly think we will really struggle to win this title.

3.) 18 Oct 2020 08:33:27
Philtim88, strong squad, really? On what basis? Our squad may be large but where's the quality. We were asked questions of the squad yesterday and came up well short. Zero shots on target and we had 3 of our 4 strikers available. Of course they will drop points but less than us. They have a tried and tested system, we don't. First goal was school boy defending. Ajer steps out with hand up Duffy drops deep. That's down to poor coaching and/ or decision making. And they have a goalie that will save them points like we did last year, we don't.

4.) 18 Oct 2020 09:28:38
The problem we have with 4 at the back is there was no one for right wing unless you played dembele or someone out of position.

5.) 18 Oct 2020 09:33:46
Soro and turnbull must be thinking why have I come to this club not even getting a chance.

6.) 18 Oct 2020 09:43:56
We are under real pressure to win this league they look more solid and have a decent pool of players who play consistently. lenny is always chopping and changing.

7.) 18 Oct 2020 10:45:42
4-0, you guaranteed what happened DFB?

8.) 18 Oct 2020 10:35:13
I have to agree with Jonbhoy71 although it annoys me to say it.
Looking over fixtures to the next Rangers game, I reckon unless our play improves we could be 11 points behind, although hopefully that won't be the case.
Too many players either not interested, off form or not happy with management / tactics.

I know I'll probably get pelters but we have two options.
1. We stick with NL until the next Rangers game and hope he turns it round and if we are miles behind at this point, change the management team at that point and give the new man a few months to assess what he has at his disposal.
2. Bin NL now and hope the new man can get all these unhappy players back onside for the rest of the season and then see what players want to remain and those who see themselves elsewhere out the door.

Our team is powderpuff, Brown needs taken out the team, we don't have one decent defender and too early to judge the keeper, but early signs are not good.
Who should we appoint as our new manager, because we will have a new one, either very soon or at the end of the season.
Do we go for someone like Eddie Howe or do we push the boat out and get Rafa?

Whoever our next manager is, he needs to be more tactically aware than NL.



17 Oct 2020 16:44:15
We have a very strong squad and we should of won that today with squad. There is 1 person to blame and that is Lennon.

McGregor, Ntcham and Brown does not work. It never has and never will. There is no creativity.

Tactics were shocking.

Sevco were all over us and I was embarrassed watching that.


1.) 17 Oct 2020 17:28:53
Lennon does have yo shoulder some of the responsibility but it is wrong to lay the whole blame at his door.

2.) 17 Oct 2020 17:43:57
Thought you said they were average and we would win 4 - 0. Based on the stats they weren't all over us.

3.) 17 Oct 2020 17:28:53
Lennon does have yo shoulder some of the responsibility but it is wrong to lay the whole blame at his door.



04 Oct 2020 04:35:59

Alright mate hope all is well. Saw your response regarding Karamoke Dembele on another thread and I was wondering if you had any info regarding:

1. The youth players that have left club, do they have same agent?

2. Regards Dembele, does he think he has made it already?

3. The bhoy Welsh, do you think he will get more game time this season?

Ed007 I value your inside knowledge on these things mate. I just can't believe these players would knock back opportunity to develop at club.



{Ed007's Note - As far as I know they don't have the same agent/advisers mate and Dembele feels he should be getting some game time at least as the manager promised him personally and publicly - the youngster and his advisers don't think he will develop properly if he stays here under the present coaching set-up.
Welsh is on the bench today and yes I think he will get game time as the season goes on.}

1.) 04 Oct 2020 12:08:02
That's a worry ed

If he is not playing he needs to be told why, with suitable justification and reassurance to counter act any underlying frustrations

Its not easy right enough having such a big squad

For me, he is still too young and whilst the odd cameo role, 20 minutes here and there at home every 4 games or so through to christmas then perhaps? But when that happens, who drops out as we have 7 players who are more experienced who need game time in the legs

If it is about game time, where is he going to go?

{Ed007's Note - I don't know where he's going mate but there will be plenty of interest and we'll see if it is about game time or money when he decides.}

2.) 04 Oct 2020 12:32:17
They are getting more and more demanding at a younger and younger age . not easy to operate a home grown model ( with the need to win win win ) when the youngsters want the world at 18.




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26 Nov 2020 18:42:25
Stevie its beyond a joke, we are on course for another humiliating result.

Its definitely the coaching that is the problem, that our best defence and we are getting picked apart.

Bubs I would of rather mcgregor and ntcham in defensive role with rogic attacking. Its going to be a long night.




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26 Nov 2020 17:25:43
Lord give me strength! What has to happen for Lennon to see Ntcham, Brown and McGregor does not work! I think he wants sacked.




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25 Nov 2020 16:40:28
HenriksTongue the green brigade are troublemakers. I think they think that they have a superior right over every fan.

Its an absolute embarrassment, they should be ashamed of themselves.




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23 Nov 2020 17:42:12
I wouldn't take another manager from Hibs. The job seems to be a bit of a poisoned chalice. Managers that do well there, seem to nosedive after leaving club. Mowbray, Stubbs and Lennon to name a few.




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19 Nov 2020 09:24:40
MarkM88 your wrong. Forster DID want to come back but only on a permanent deal and Lawwell messed about with a loan to buy offer.

Can't understand the negativity towards Forster. He was a great player for us and majority of fans would welcome him back.





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26 Nov 2020 22:35:08
No, we lost Rodgers as he fancied another crack at EPL.




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26 Nov 2020 22:27:06
I'm beginning to think they want him to walk rather than pay him off.




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26 Nov 2020 20:59:01
His comments tonight after game were even worse.




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26 Nov 2020 20:00:43
There is going to be an uproar on an epic scale from fans if Lennon is still here tomorrow. Ross County must really fancy their chances.




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26 Nov 2020 19:14:20
Makes you wonder if defence was actually this bad last season and Forster saved us more than we realise.