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06 Oct 2018 14:18:47
It's about time we adopted a decent scouting set up. Salzburg paid barely anything for there squad the other night. Puts everything into perspective. We struggle to find decent young players at a decent price. The players they did buy cost between €0 and €1million. We do not need to pay for quality. We need not need to pay for quality.

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06 Oct 2018 17:00:14

06 Oct 2018 17:00:39
Van dyjk?

06 Oct 2018 17:27:57
I do think we have to rethink the scouting and signing process we have in place just now YES no one will get it right all the time but I believe that BR gave something like 4 names to the board? to bring in and none materialized I can't see him picking names that are unrealistic to the budget or club size so as far as I see it was the recruitment side that let us down. If a player is valued at 1 million say and we come in with 100k no wonder clubs say go take a flying F and won't want to be bothered dealing with that We have to get it right in January even if it's one player that will help the team will be something even though we need atleast 3 new first team players in.

06 Oct 2018 18:47:21
The Chief Scout and his Scouts around the world should never come under the manager.

The manager should never control these guys or their recommendations.

If a Scout thinks a manager can sack him, the whole system collapses into a single minded dictatorship.

I hope this hasn’t happened at Celtic and BR wasn’t allowed to grab control of scouting.

06 Oct 2018 20:21:55
I don't think it's all down to scouting.
Most of the players in our team won 2 trebles in the last 2 seasons, they aren't all bad players.
For whatever reason there is a lack of confidence in the players, that has to be down to the manager to sort out, he needs to motivate them better and get them believing in themselves again.
I was as disappointed as everybody else about the last transfer window, but that should not be an excuse for some of our poor displays domestically.
The players we hoped to sign in the summer would maybe have strengthened us in European games, but our current squad should still be strong enough to deal with the Scottish league. I bet every single team in the SPL would die to have our squad.
Whether Rodgers needs to read the riot act to some players, or change the tactics a bit, it shouldn't be beyond him to get the team playing better in the domestic games.

06 Oct 2018 20:47:10
Kevbhoy. That’s 3 players. There’s teams like Salzburg who have consistent quality coming through there scouting regime consistently. You mentioned three in the last 8 years at celtic. Can you please give a better argument than that. It’s clear we’ve never been strong in that department and for what reason? I’m sure Dembele was even on Celtics radar the year before he signed and that came through deila. Rodgers was the selling point for that deal, if I remember correctly.

06 Oct 2018 21:00:29
I agree with that Gerry but I’m talking about the quality Salzburg have and they barely pay any money for players.

06 Oct 2018 21:08:12

The RB Salzburg squad is worth £93m. It’s more expensive than the Celtic squad.


Are you saying they were all bought cheap and increased their values at Salzburg? And how do you know this?

06 Oct 2018 22:50:56
If you look further into how many of them are youth players or came to the club for next to nothing you’ll see my reasoning GHB. A great scouting regime as I said previously. The reason the squad is worth that much is because they were Europa League semi finalists. For good reason too.

06 Oct 2018 22:58:12
Haidara, Wolf, Lainer, samassekou, Ramalho. All costing under 1million. For the lot. Using there “farming club” for younger players. We could create a similar situation by loaning players our scouting system finds out to the same club to develop. All the top clubs do it. There only big buy in that team is Dabbur, for good reason too, clinical finisher.

06 Oct 2018 23:38:36
When we beat Barcelona, do you think the Barcelona fans were demanding the scouts be replaced and the manager should be sacked and there should be a squad overhaul? Real football isn’t like some PlayStation game. Teams lose to other teams with lower budgets all the time but some of the absolute nonsense being posted on here the last couple of days is mind blowing. I’m actually starting to have concerns about the sanity of some of the posters.

06 Oct 2018 23:56:41
We loan players out to other SPFL Clubs to develop.

We receive EPL Loanees to develop with us.

Expect EPL Loanees in January to help us win the title.

07 Oct 2018 15:17:34
Did I even say any of that COYBIG. You’re putting words in my mouth. I didn’t once mention the manager being sacked. I pressed my opinion on improving our scouting set up and therefore our youth. Exactly, but you’ve completely diregarded my point GHB. Nothing you said is relevant to my point.

07 Oct 2018 22:16:09
Ken, it’s directed at your post and dozens of others that I’ve seen on here recently. Unless we win every game, we get a whole load of nonsensical posts about how there’s a split in the dressing room, Rogers has fallen out with Pedro, we need a squad clear out, our scouting system is flawed, our tactics are all wrong, blah, blah, blah. It’s all knee jerk reactions by a section of our support who demand success at all times. I expect that kind of garbage from the Scottish media but I expect better from Celtic supporters.



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