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02 Sep 2019 18:01:14
Reports that the Taylor fee is agreed. I'm quietly hopeful of one more as well after Lennon said he hoped to be busy today.


1.) 02 Sep 2019 18:14:55
I think Taylor and the young RB from Man City will be business done, unless PL pulls a rabbit out the hat but don't see it.

2.) 02 Sep 2019 18:08:47
No way Kevbhoy can’t see it.

3.) 02 Sep 2019 18:32:25
Does the rabbit have sell on value SW?

4.) 02 Sep 2019 18:36:13
Lawell has no need to pull a Rabbit out the hat now - after yesterday when he saw his three main buys contributing brilliantly in the game.
I would have loved big Vic on loan to toughen up the midfield and help Broony; however, if Ntcham is staying? He may not see the need to spend more of the KT cash - on top of all the other business.
Forster, Connell, El Hamed, Jullien, Boli, Afolabi, Elyounnoussi, Bauer and now Taylor is almost an entire team brought in, so I suppose we should not be greedy and we still have Shved as well.



23 Aug 2019 12:10:31
Does anybody have any idea if there is a genuine interest in Gumny? Stephen McGowan mentioned it a while back and he's usually near the mark but there seem to be no substantial developments at all. I'd be quite happy for Elhamed to be our defensive utility man between RB and CB if another RB comes in and tbh I'd prefer Melling over Taylor for LB.


1.) 23 Aug 2019 12:30:23
There is definitely interest. Rumours are that Gumny has a choice between Celtic and Fiorentina. It’s a tough decision, he either goes to a better league in Calcio A, or, he goes to Celtic where his potential could be realised and ends up getting the step up to the premier league. Celtic seem to have been linked for a long time and I think there is genuine interest. Melling seems to be down to champions league. He too has better opportunity at Celtic as opposed to Rosenborg and the appeal may be for Celtic dependant on there home leg Vs Zagreb.

As for other signings. I assume these two are priority and I think we’ve dropped interest in cifuentes for one reason or another n.

2.) 23 Aug 2019 12:33:04
It's a strange time at the minute. I don't think anyone really knows what's going on.

The Forster deal was one that made sense and spread across the internet and all of a sudden was sealed within a day.

I don't know how many times I've read this summer Celtic were keen on someone or had made enquiries and nothing ever came from the club.

Gumny is exactly the level of player that should be being targeted so I hope that the conjecture we see has something to it. After Turnbull - I won't believe a thing from now on though until the disco lights reveal them standing in the centre circle.

3.) 23 Aug 2019 15:50:08
Most of our signings seem to be not reported till the deal is nearly complete.

4.) 23 Aug 2019 16:41:16
Except for boli, Julien and connell.
They were all reported in the papers and online for a while before we signed them.

5.) 23 Aug 2019 16:56:41
And elhamed, as there was plenty of discussion on here as to whether he was good enough and if he was a RB or CB lol.

6.) 23 Aug 2019 17:44:19
Or Forster who was in the paper last week before Lennon denied it😅.

7.) 23 Aug 2019 18:53:39
And the other boy from Southampton lol.

8.) 23 Aug 2019 22:32:01
So just about everybody that we try to sign then, lol.

9.) 24 Aug 2019 07:32:58
But how many were on 'the list'.



11 Aug 2019 21:01:55
Lots of chatter online about a move being completed for Greg Taylor next week for £900k.


1.) 11 Aug 2019 21:20:32
kevbhoy i always love your intelligence. but is this what we have to look forward to?

2.) 11 Aug 2019 21:37:33
Robroy he’s a good player and good back up for elhamad?

3.) 11 Aug 2019 21:40:02
Nope Duff and Phelps he is a LB not a RB.

4.) 11 Aug 2019 21:46:19
Back up for elmahad? He’s a left back.

5.) 11 Aug 2019 21:50:52
Greg Taylor is s left back duff?

6.) 11 Aug 2019 21:54:38
Duff, Taylor is a left back. If we really wanted him he would have been signed long before now. He’s a decent player from the little I have seen. I was hoping for better as our second LB.

7.) 11 Aug 2019 22:13:26
Duff he's the left back. O'Donnell is the RB.

8.) 11 Aug 2019 22:21:12
He would be a good buy.

9.) 11 Aug 2019 22:23:22
He's a left back dap.

10.) 11 Aug 2019 22:32:17
I don't know an awful lot about him tbh. I don't remember really noticing him for good or bad when we've played Killie but he seems to be very highly rated.

11.) 11 Aug 2019 22:45:33
He's a lb so it's back up for boli.

12.) 11 Aug 2019 23:03:03
Taylor is a left back so why would he be a good back up to elhamed.

13.) 11 Aug 2019 23:04:04
He’s a left back so back up to Boli, we will end up spending 1-2 m on both Killie fullbacks that’ll be us finished 😂.

14.) 11 Aug 2019 23:08:50
Taylor has been excellent for Killie for the last few years. If he was called Gregorio Tayloroso and played for a Serie A team and Italy we'd be hailing him as a star. Would KT have been better than him if he'd played for Killie? Why shouldn't we sign him? Playing for a bigger club could very well turn him into a great player so why not us? I'd be all for it. HH.

15.) 11 Aug 2019 23:41:45
He not the one that belted Barton about 6 foot in the air?

16.) 12 Aug 2019 08:16:50
Wires crossed gents do apologise.

17.) 12 Aug 2019 10:30:43
Taylor is a left back so he won’t be back up to Elhamed! Call me cynical but selling KT for 25 million and bringing in Greg Taylor from Kilmarnock won't make our team stronger! If this is lennons ‘contingency plan’ then we’re short changed big time!



17 Jun 2019 18:48:38
I've seen reports that Celtic were offered Joe Aribo and that's as far as it went. I've also seen reports that we were beaten to his signature by Rangers (his name was on the leaked list) . I've now seen a report that we are trying to ambush Rangers' move for him at the last minute. It just shows you that the media can and will say anything no matter whether there's any truth in it or not.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 19:05:24
It's media spin same as turnbull wanting 20k how do they know it bull.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 19:11:30
@Kevbhoy pay no attention to the papers pal
If we were not prepared to pay £20k for Turnbull, our board will NOT pay that or more for Aribo.
It is just the usual sevconian press gagging to write
"Celtic outbid by Sevco for wonderkid"
We have our own targets.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 19:49:02
Is this the same guy who's manager has just quit? Club are looking for a new guy? Player won't be going anywhere till he sees if he is wanted and gets a new deal a think.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 19:52:24
Tim difference is you get Aribo for free like they did with Dembele. He got a higher wage because of that.

5.) 18 Jun 2019 07:54:40
Kev83 "LIKE THEY DID" true colours showing through there kev.



03 Jun 2019 00:17:00
I don't know why everyone is convinced Lennon won't be backed by Lawwell. Last season we spent "£9M" on Eddy and Castagne told the press we bid £8M for him in January but Atalanta blocked the move. Ok, we sh*t the bed with McGinn but that seems like it was more down to arrogance than an unwillingness to spend. We also spent another £4M on Shved and Bayo. He can be extremely frustrating but he won't just refuse to spend any money on players.


1.) 03 Jun 2019 08:27:16
My thoughts are that he seems to faff about putting in stupid offers for too long and missing out on players instead of putting in a decent offer and getting the deal done, other clubs identify players and go and sign them, with Peter Lawwell everything turns into a saga, we need to hit the ground running next season by getting our business done and getting the new players integrated as quickly as possible .

2.) 03 Jun 2019 09:17:27
Yeah i think Lawwell gets too much bad press, i mean look at how stable a club we are financially with him at the helm. He obviously knows what he is doing better than we do and i certainly think he has the clubs best intrest at heart (i do disagree with some of his decisions though) and we all need to get behind the manager now and be as positive as possible. No point giving the press any ammo with being negative about our own club.

3.) 03 Jun 2019 09:18:33
Yeah and sold Armstrong for £7m and Dembele for £20m. Think we got another £6m or something for Van Dijk sell on so took in £33m and spent £13m.
We can’t splash any cash as our wage bill is £54m failure to qualify for Champions league cost us £30m if we don’t get there next season how do we pay wage bill?
Thankfully we had decent run in Europa and got about £10m back with prize money for treble about another £4-5m and the £20m profit on player sales gave us a £5-10m profit.
We won’t be getting £27m in player sales this summer unless we sell 2-3 of our best players. If we qualify for Champions league we will be able to afford a couple of top players.
Ntcham can go for £7m IMO to free up more cash, yes we are stable financially but not cash rich unless we make Champions league group stage it will guarantee the 10 if we do this season.

4.) 03 Jun 2019 09:32:19
Because that was under Rodgers and not Lennon. Lawwell knew Rodgers held the cards, if he didn’t get the funds or players he wanted he would have plenty of other options. Lennon tried that one already and ended up at Bolton then Hibs. He has already said now he’d love to stay at Celtic for 20 years (because no one else will have him) .

So let’s say Lawwell only gave Lennon £3m to spend, what leverage does Lennon have to change that? Zero.

5.) 03 Jun 2019 10:13:06
GGGG if we want the £30m CL we need to give ourselves a chance of making it, no one is advocating bursting the bank but we need to build on successes to keep moving forward our board don’t tend to do that, sometimes you need to speculate to accumulate .

6.) 03 Jun 2019 13:27:02
The wage bill will be significantly down this summer though with all the outs we may be trimming about £8-10m off it depending on who else goes/ sold.




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02 Sep 2019 20:19:47
The time we announce Taylor may tell whether there's another iron in the fire tonight. If we hold off there could maybe, just maybe, be something but I'd be very surprised now. If we add Taylor tonight it's been a very strong end to the window.


1.) 02 Sep 2019 20:36:35
I have to disagree with statement if we add Victor then it would be a great window. Adding a Killie left back instead of the boy from Rosenburg has penny pinching written all over it.

2.) 02 Sep 2019 20:56:04
Has anyone actually heard if meling was ever a real possibility?

3.) 02 Sep 2019 21:04:12
David, were Celtic in for Rosenborg left back? Was he in our price range from both a transfer fee and personal terms perspective? Did he want to come to Scotland and Celtic? Is he better than Taylor? If so is he significantly better to justify the price differential? If the answer to all of the above is yes your comment might have some credibility.

4.) 02 Sep 2019 21:05:51
We spend 15 million on the defence and the board are penny pinching?
Ffs 🤦‍♂️.

5.) 02 Sep 2019 21:17:27
Woulda loved Melling said it last season on group chat he would have been a fantastic addition not seen much of Taylor but hope he can make the step up.

6.) 02 Sep 2019 21:19:13
Kev the board cannot win with some on here some . spoiled glory hunters.

7.) 02 Sep 2019 21:19:19
My only issue/ s with the Taylor signing is we should of signed him before or as soon as we knew KT was off.
We messed around too long with it for one reason or another and Killie held us to ransom and got top dollar for their man, so fair play to them!
If we were seriously interested in Meling, then to me it’s underwhelming in that respect.
The lad very much had the ability, with plenty of European experience.
All that being said, he’s signed now and I really hope he comes good with us.
Great potential and great competition for Boli

8.) 02 Sep 2019 21:26:20
It's all about opinions and I would have preferred Melling given his experience especially in European competition. How many scottish players make that transfer from smaller clubs to Celtic. Look at Jack Hendry as a prime example.

I hope Taylor proves me wrong but is he really in KT class.

{Ed007's Note - Off the top of my head what about Brown, Christie, Armstrong & Bain? Who could we have realistically bought (afforded?) from anywhere that would have been in the KT class? Hopefully we can produce players at THAT level but realistically we have no chance of signing any.
Overall there is no question that we have came out of this window with a far stronger squad than we had this time last year.}

9.) 02 Sep 2019 21:30:12
Hey Mally I ain't a glory hunter I got my season first season ticket when watching us at hampden.

I only gave up my ticket when I moved abroad in 2001.

10.) 02 Sep 2019 21:53:35
David what a ridiculous post Scottish players are our bread and butter wasn’t nearly our whole midfield Scottish on Saturday? Wee Needty be snaffling up the best Scottish talent about us.

11.) 02 Sep 2019 21:57:35
You forgot Caldwell ED 😬😬😂😂.

{Ed007's Note - John Collins.}

12.) 02 Sep 2019 22:32:47
Barry Robson
Paul Hartley
Scott McDonald
Jackie McNamara
Dider agathe
Mark wilson.



02 Sep 2019 10:22:55
Tonight @ 11:59pm.

In a blaze of glory, Ed announces his return to posting full-time along with the signing of Wanyama. Like a phoenix from the ashes. What a time to be alive!


{Ed007's Note -


1.) 02 Sep 2019 11:46:08
absolute class
need ED here to cheer up the doubters keep the positives going
walk of fame.

{Ed007's Note - Cheers, Andy.}



01 Sep 2019 15:52:26
That one was extra sweet. Every player in a green and white shirt was outstanding. The manager pulled off a masterclass. Hopefully tomorrow we can get the cherry on top with Taylor and maybe a wee surprise chucked in.




30 Aug 2019 13:53:31
I'd fancy our chances against all the teams in our EL group. It's one where anybody can take points off anybody and it'll be very interesting. Revenge against Cluj would be nice.




29 Aug 2019 11:11:55
I got some stick on here a couple of weeks ago when I said I wouldn't like Meling to replace Tierney. Perhaps deservedly so because at the time I was comparing the two players directly and tbh there aren't many LB's I would take over KT. I'd also read people who watch him every week saying they didn't have as high an opinion of him as Celtic fans seemed to and it smacked of selling high and buying low. At this moment in time though I'd take him 100% over Taylor and Boli and hope the club can get it done. I'm more than happy to gorge on humble pie if he turns out to be class for us.





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02 Sep 2019 10:56:48
I don't see why the wages would be a stumbling block. The Turnbull fee would cover that with some to spare.




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31 Aug 2019 10:05:09
Bob, the only thing I can think of is that Lennon told Lawwell he wasn't in his plans but Lawwell assumed there was still a fee to be had by extending his contract. The fee wasn't forthcoming and now he can't get near the team because Lennon made it clear he didn't want him. I've completely made that scenario up of course but it's the only sort explanation that makes sense go me as I can't see Lennon insisting on an extension for one of our top earners to have him sitting behind Johnston and Morgan.




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31 Aug 2019 00:58:40
If the club wanted shot of him they shouldn't have activated his extension. He could have left a free agent at the start of the summer and got an English club to pay him a wedge. Why should he take a pay cut?




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29 Aug 2019 16:57:57
Strong team Ed. I fancy us to win tonight as well.


{Ed007's Note - Me too, Kev.}



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28 Aug 2019 18:36:19
They were both named in a post on KDS along with Bauer this morning.





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15 Sep 2019 20:44:53
Come on Malky, I didn't say it was hard but it's incredibly demanding physically. I doubt you could last 90 minutes playing for Celtic. I know I couldn't.




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15 Sep 2019 15:38:23
Malky I've never understood the idea that football players would struggle to do a regular job as if working on a building site is somehow more strenuous than training and playing elite level football.




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08 Sep 2019 19:36:50
He's their 3rd top scorer of all time Malky ahead of guys like Trezeguet and Zidane. He's not really my cup of tea either but it's hard to argue with that.




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08 Sep 2019 12:19:12
He wasn't in the squad at all. I reckon it's just a matter of time because he's one of the biggest stars in Ligue 1 now.




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05 Sep 2019 11:44:33
Reckon we might well see Elhamed having to fill in at CB more often if Jozo is out for that long which means Frimpong might be round about the first team sooner than planned.