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27 Feb 2017 12:20:14
Never managed to see any of the game at the weekend
How bad was the tackle on forrest?

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27 Feb 2017 10:53:22
Does anybody know if wee paddys nearly fit wee bit short of wide men at moment.

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26 Feb 2017 23:19:16
Forrests injury is a big worry. Does anyone know how long Roberts is out for? Was hoping to give them an absolute doing in 2 weeks time but having no right wingers may make us a bit predictable with everything going down the left. If they are both out who gets the nod there? GMS who is nowhere near good enough? Griffiths who Rodgers tried in that position at the start of the season? McGregor whose pretty flexible? I'd probably go with him actually. Typical Forrest to get an injury during his best spell for years!

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27 Feb 2017 00:55:51
Kris commons? Although one if not both will be back if not gms would be the favourite but hey it will still be a doing hh.

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27 Feb 2017 02:29:54
What about gamboa think could do job at right wing with his pace.

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27 Feb 2017 05:51:24
How bad is Forrests injury? I thought Roberts was back training?

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27 Feb 2017 08:25:00
There's a good chance of Brown and Bitton in the middle with McGregor or Henderson in front and Armstrong out wide-right.

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27 Feb 2017 11:17:31
reckon itll be mcgregor, played there for brendan b4.

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27 Feb 2017 12:21:05
Wee mcgregor has played almost everywhere this season.

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27 Feb 2017 12:47:15
If Forrest is out I hope that wee paddy gets back sharpish because GMS is nowhere near good enough to play for us! Watched him closely when he came on for forest on Saturday and again IMO he brings absolutely nothing to the team! I'll be stunned if he's there next season by the way, and how wee Christie got sent on loan and not him I'll never know.

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27 Feb 2017 13:06:58
its a baffler why christie was loaned out before gms.

{Ed007's Note - Both Gary Mackay-Steven and Nadir Ciftci turned down the chance to rejoin Dundee Utd on loan because they didn't want to play in the Championship and in GMS case, Rodgers told him if he stayed, got back to full fitness/sharpness and continued to work hard in training he'd get a chance to show what he can do, the exact same scenario as he set out for Boyata.
Remember GMS missed preseason and the first 4/5 months of the season with a knee or ankle injury which had required an op during the summer.}

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26 Feb 2017 18:52:48
With the sad news about Big Billy McNeil I know all fans will wish him some kind of respite from this terrible illness.
Although sadly, his memory might be fading, he has given all us Celtic fans some great memories.
I was lucky enough to see him play in the flesh and remember all his goals mostly with his head. Two that stick out in my memory was big Jock's first cup win against Dunfermline, then a decent team, Billy scored with a last minute header to make it 3-2, also the winner he scored against Vojvidina again a last minute winner that took Celtic to the semi finals on the way to Lisbon.
He was a Celtic fan first, and tells the story of travelling on the Bellshill supporters bus to games, can you imagine a modern day player doing that?
When they redeveloped Celtic Park they wanted a name for the Rangers end, and a fanzine did a vote and Billy's name was out in front, but when contacted, he said no as he played in a team and the Lisbon Lions won and lost as a team, so the stand was called The Lisbon Lions Stand.
Thank you Billy McNeil for such wonderful memories.
I will end with the song we Celtic fans sang at the time
OH THERE'S ONLY ONE KING BILLY, THAT'S MCNEIL,
YES THERE'S ONLY ONE KING BILLY, ONLY ONE KING BILLY, THERE'S ONLY ONE KING BILLY THAT'S MCNEIL.

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26 Feb 2017 23:39:42
Yes but the serious question is if heading the ball is a contributory factor in the onset of dementia and other. Debilllitating illnesses, something should be, has to be done, I posted earlier that not heading the ball would change the whole game, but I think it might be a good thing, it is football after all,

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26 Feb 2017 23:56:33
A true Legend in every sense of the word. Horrible disease, all the best to him. Btw, that's one of my favourite chants.

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27 Feb 2017 02:35:31
Such sad news on the real celtic captain. I think on the heading the ball argument that is around. The old heavy balls made big difference. The balls are that light now I really don't think would make much difference not heading them now. But I think it should be band in kids football for 2 reasons. 1 the health reasons as even light modern ball could cause kids damage and 2 would help improve the techniques of our kids with the ball being kept on the deck.

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27 Feb 2017 13:21:42
i seen one of the huns posted "why do we have to make a statement about mcneill? " aye they are lovely people,. i remember billy punching a atletico madrid player going up the tunnel in 74 after they had kicked wee jinky about the park all night, i was only 7 but i can remember the whole team getting involved it was brilliant, then i remember the 75 cup final when he got carried around hampden on his team mates shoulders when he played his last game for us, a fantastic man and very humble with it.

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26 Feb 2017 16:27:38
This made me laugh, complete tools! The rise of sevco video

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26 Feb 2017 17:22:50
ha ha what a great "sevco highlights" programme, the big fat guy and "the big hoose must stay open" and the plonker playing his "wean's toy musical instrument" sadly they missed out the "penny arcade man/ woman/ whatever" trying to remember the words of penny arcade.

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26 Feb 2017 21:13:40
Timaloy that video is classic. The tool at the start of the video talking about independence is comedy gold. Just wait for admin 2, if you don't think its coming then think again. It will be this year. The Sevco 2 video will be a belter.

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26 Feb 2017 23:04:30
Barry-the boy at the start with the England tap and the other yin 7 minutes in asking 'what is it again that changes after independence' are absolutely priceless! 🍀.

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27 Feb 2017 00:13:41
Best Sunday night viewing I can recall. Well played.

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27 Feb 2017 08:02:25
Belter barry sums them up perfectly scotlands shame.

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26 Feb 2017 13:12:53
As you can tell by the timing of this post no lunchtime pint with my ex bear pals, despite invitations going out so here is something I heard on the radio.
I could not sleep so about 2.00am today I got up to make a cuppa, I turned on talksh! t and was surprised to hear the evening times "reporter" (in it's loosest term) "Weirthepeople" talking glowingly of Celtic and all their plans for new developments, but the next bit realy surprised me as this paragon of truth and honesty? claimed he was INVOLVED in Celtic's exciting plans, he then flabbered my ghast even more by claiming that the evening times had a "proud link up" with Celtic and that a lavish 16 page spread was being prepared for the Lisbon Lions anniversary in May.
My take on things, is a rat jumping off the good ship sevco, and trying to gain some kudos by writing nice things about Celtic.

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26 Feb 2017 04:08:42
Totally left-field post here:

Director of Football role for Ranieri at Parkhead?

He may be ambitious to manage again or maybe not. Iconic status in sync. with our own ethos as outsiders, marginalians, &c. Fabulous ambassador for the whole game. A man, moreover, who can really understand the epoch-making success of the Lisbon Lions. Would Brendan have the maturity to work with someone of this stature: damn straight.

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26 Feb 2017 08:18:39
Why would we make ANY changes to the structure of the management team of even the club right now?
Everything about the club is pulling in the one direction and is being very successful
What is the fascination with fixing thing that ain't broke?

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26 Feb 2017 08:31:24
I can't see what he would bring to the team that BR can't. What would he be in charge of? At the moment BR pretty much runs the show with very little influence.

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26 Feb 2017 08:38:03
Why create a situation when everything seems to be going fine. Is Brendan mature enough? , when has he not been. We don't need Ranieri, and to start making jobs up because you feel sorry for him is not good business. Undermining Brendan, that's basically your idea. poor.

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26 Feb 2017 08:41:52
Ranieri did an unbelievable job last season. Really nice guy and the board should have offered him a move upstairs. This guy has brought honour and prestige not to mention a shitpot of cash through merchandise sales, League win cas and current Champions League cash.
Would he add anything to Celtic? I doubt it. Why change (again) what is actually working. Does BR need a Director above him? . I think not.

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26 Feb 2017 09:34:03
No chance brendan doesn't need help he's doing just fine can u imagine fergie wenger or big jock answering to a dof its a load of bo##ocks imo HH.

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26 Feb 2017 10:19:00
Prob best leave him to join the other side as we did with Wilson, allegedly.

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26 Feb 2017 11:30:11
No thanks. What Leicester did to that man is disgusting. He should have been made an abassador for the club but I still wouldn''t like to see him come to us. Our set up is working absolutely spot on just now. leave it be.

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26 Feb 2017 11:50:53
To be honest, if Brendan was to leave us I wouldn't want Ranieri as his replacement.
I know that there is a huge outcry about his sacking but if you look at his career overall I don't think he's been very good.
The season previous to last, Leicester won 7 of their last 9 matches under Nigel Pearson, everything was already in place before Ranieri took over, players, style of play etc. Once teams had worked them out Ranieri couldn't alter the style of play and he made poor buys.
I'm not disputing he is a nice guy, but in my view when you take the emotion out of it the work was already done before he took over and when things started to go wrong he couldn't cope.
At Celtic we have a set up that is working well, I wouldn't want emotion and sympathy for another manager to start to undo al the good work that has been started.

{Ed001's Note - Ranieri was not in charge of recruitment, they lost their head of recruitment to Everton in the summer, which was a big part of the problem as it left their plans in a mess.}

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26 Feb 2017 12:31:09
Why are we even talking about this? Let's just enjoy what we have and be thankful for the duration.

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26 Feb 2017 16:19:37
What's the old phrase, if it ain't broke don't fix it! Brendan doesn't need someone like ranieri coming in.

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26 Feb 2017 22:15:56
Hahaha. Thanks for all the visceral responses. I agree on the whole with all of this. I suppose I was thinking more symbolically, as a big F. U. to the cynical, commercial forces in the game (that in part we benefit from) .

It seems he does want to get stuck back in to management, and I hope he does. His stock must be high. Can't imagine anyone wanting to jump in there after him tho.

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26 Feb 2017 02:04:51
I like the look of the new development plans but i have severe reservations.
Im all for improving training facilities but the retail plans are madness imo. I work in this trade and there is zero chance this will be a profit spinner in any decent time frame v the build costs. The hotel yeah. Great idea if it's competitive, close to the city etc. No disrespect but the footfall in the area can't support it, the city is awash with numerous eateries all after the same numbers, people won't jump the subway and walk to it through parkhead. Cut the catchment again as it will be a Tim only complex . Match days it could be a huge earner. Massive. We have to be very careful how we do it. Push for a higher spend per head type and it won't work. Balance that against it being a nice place to go with decent grub and facilities that's the tough bit and I don't think it's possible . Matchdays with travel and tickets cost the earth. The biggest spend should be a multi story car park and major road development. The cost of this quite frankly are monstrous and outside or reach. Nice idea though.
How many units in the complex are rumoured? What is the hotel capacity out of interest?
I don't want to pi$$ on chips but we need to curb our enthusiasm slightly. Everything right now should be going into our squad and training grounds. Jumping through hoops to get a cl final stadium isn't in our current budget.


I don't know what the £ backhander is for hosting a final. I'm hoping the unseen has agreed this guarantee prior to the first shovel breaking the earth.
For me this type of investment can only be justified if we show consistent profits akin to the ones shown this year. We have had a GREAT year. I think we are pushing this a bit early . Great bit of pr muscle flexing.

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26 Feb 2017 09:40:39
Rg i bow to your greater knowledge in this field, but during the season and with a home game every second week do u not think the place would b mobbed, never mind xmas party nights CL nights corporate events and just people wanting the experience of staying in the celtic hotel. Personally i think it would do fine.

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26 Feb 2017 10:36:43
Events at Celtic Park and the Emirates Arena should bring good business. To say cut the numbers because its a TIM only complex is utter nonsense, people from outside the goldfish bowl couldn't give a toss about that crap. Athletes, businessmen and tourists wouldn't think twice about Scottish small mindedness. Im afraid for someone " in the business" as you say, your letting yourself and your arguement down with being narrow minded and completely negative. We don't need PR tricks unlike our skint neighbours. Its all about building for the future, the main stand should be improved next, then i think we are ready for any changes in where the club competes in football, whatever league or super league that may be.

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26 Feb 2017 16:35:38
Try getting a decent hotel in centre of Glasgow monday thru thursday any month of the year. I am often out in Bothwell, nots that's its much of a problem with the new road but Decent Glasgow hotels are booked up all week. No idea about weekend availability but don't see why Celtic hotel would not do as well as any other Glasgow hotel?

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26 Feb 2017 00:59:41
A wee mention for Biton today who i thought had a very good game and probably should of got motm. Any word on Forrests injury anyone?

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25 Feb 2017 22:41:59
Billy McNeill will never walk alone!

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25 Feb 2017 22:50:57
He most definitely won't mate HH.

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26 Feb 2017 08:24:57
Billy along with the rest of the lions are immortal
What they did with never die.
My weans will teach their wean his name.
ALL HAIL CESAR.

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26 Feb 2017 08:33:35
Good luck to Billy McNeil in the battle with this horrible illness. Lived through it with My Nana for over 7 years truly horrible. Hail Hail Ceasar the celtic family will never be bale to put into words all you have done for the club.

The Happy Turnkey.

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26 Feb 2017 08:33:06
Do u know lads I was sitting at the game today and big billy popped into my head and how I'd not seen him in a while! Then I read what him and his family are going through and devastated is an understatement! I knew he wasn't keeping well but had no idea it was this bad. YNWA big man HH.

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26 Feb 2017 08:34:58
Had a few tears reading his family's interview. A true legend that will "Walk On" for an eternity.

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26 Feb 2017 08:36:46
Billy McNeill stands on the shoulder of giants. An icon, A Legend. The image of the Big Man holding aloft the big cup will be etched into the DNA of every Celtic fan from then to eternity. We walk on with you Billy. God bless you.

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26 Feb 2017 11:56:11
YNWA Billy
Hail ceasar.

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26 Feb 2017 16:21:06
See one of the dark side is over hitting the disagree button!

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