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12 Aug 2018 23:27:41
jonace, surely it was our Brendan who spilt the beans to the press . He didn't demonstrate much integrity, talking to Scottish media re. Mc Ginn before AEK match.

Old man Chris

1.) 13 Aug 2018 00:13:37
He was asked a question! Funny how the press ask him but it's heads down n no awkward questions at them 🤣 get a grip omc 🙈.


2.) 13 Aug 2018 03:17:08
Brendan has signed 3 decent players, the rest shouldn't be at Celtic. His results in Europe are embarrassing and both Lennon and Strachan did much better. Brendan is in my opinion starting to think he is bigger than Celtic and if I'd have my way I'd thank him, let him leave and get Lennon back. I don't trust Brendan to spend wisely and I don't think the board do either.


3.) 13 Aug 2018 07:30:42
What utter drivel.

He signs Edouard, Morgan and Bain during the summer and you say the board don’t trust him? They missed out on McGinn, yeah it’s a bit of a sore one but highly doubt that it’s down to them not trusting him.

We should be looking forward and hoping we get through tomorrow night.

Lennon would be a complete step back.


4.) 13 Aug 2018 07:46:21
Also, don’t think for a second that he thinks he is bigger than the club, however I do think he believes Celtic are bigger than what we allow ourselves to be and should match his ambition. He wants to compete in Europe yet has that defence to deal with? He has done since he came in, with the exception of Hendry and Gamboa, I won’t even include Comperr as he has hardly kicked a ball. Hendry is still to show that he is up to it and hell knows what’s going on with Gamboa but that’s up to BR to make the call.

Sinclair was player of the season in his first year, BR can’t be at fault for him losing form.

Moussa has been a great signing regardless of injury.

Edouard looks the real deal.

Ntcham is getting better week, in week out.

Morgan need to see what happens with him.

Bain looks a tidy addition.

Comperr is a total dud.

Kouassi looks total gash.

Gamboa shows promise but that’s compared to Lustig, something must have happened with him.

Musonda was a disaster.

Hayes long term injury.

Roberts long term injury.

You could go through each managers term and see who they signed that were good / bad.


5.) 13 Aug 2018 08:22:28
Yeah the Celtic plc have a rich history of not buying when in the postion of strength. Still some cover up for them. How Brendan is getting the blame is unbelievable. It's like people don't actually follow Celtic but will make a comment anyway.


6.) 13 Aug 2018 10:11:50
If this was a one of situation regarding standing still then maybe you could see the point of the board defenders. Sadly, it’s not. It’s a pattern that has been repeated all of my life as a supporter. Waiting until this stage and still no new players for our awful defence is nothing short of incompetence.

McGinn was a symptom of this approach. Dithering, penny pinching ego trip from Lawell. Boyata, first chance he gets wants away, didn’t anybody see that coming? He’s now shamefully pulled the bad back card to miss the ganecagainst AEK and we are without Ajer too. Hendry isn’t the answer and to rely on him is unfair tonys and the boy himself.

We could be out against a team we are better than, or should have been if we had got players in early. There is no guarantees in football except if you stand still you go back. If we crash out then the blame for that to me lies at the boardroom.

After a double treble, CL money, season tickets sold and a waiting list they had no excuse for them to continue the dithering cheapskate approach. Every now and again I start to believe we will move on and get quality in to sort it at least improve us defensively. Again and again this proves to be a pipe dream. Blaming Rogers for thecsutuation we are in is ridiculous. He gave them a list, they gave him nothing to help us qualify. That’s the scandal here.

Saturdays team selection was wrong and showed we need more qualitybwhen we leave out first team players.

I actually still think we can beat this mob but it will be all the more difficult due to having to take them in weaker than we finished last year. That’s not on and if we do crash out I am clear in my mind where the responsibility for that lies and it ain’t at Rogers door. If he had signed a couple of Comper’s again then he would have been het but he has not one addition.

Another self inflicted blow. To go on the shelf with the countless others where our boards fear of investing when in front derails us. We have a fight this year for the first time, and failing to tool up for it is a dereliction of duty. £60m down the drain through complacency is a farce. Trying to deflect that failure onto Rogers is avoiding the real historical truth about the lack of balls our boards have always had.

Lawell more than most must be hoping for a result. His strategy is front and centre and he bares the ultimate responsibility as he is the man who makes the deals, or in his case, hasn’t. Poor judgement. A final thought, had McGinn been in instead of the more expensive Kouassi would have been better and anybody who disagrees with that is kidding themselves on.


7.) 13 Aug 2018 13:29:34
Fantastic post Majic that won't go down well with the far to 'faithful through and through brigade'anyone who is surprised at this board must have been in hiding for many a year
HH.


8.) 13 Aug 2018 14:34:46
Can't believe how quick some people are to stick a knife in Brendan. Shame on you. HH.


9.) 13 Aug 2018 19:33:22
Can’t believe some of the pish being posted on here. Seems there are many who are even more gullible than the sevvies. The orcs have the guts of 20 million in shareholder loans, a TOP share order to sort out, an investigation into the application for a UEFA licence, they can’t sell their new humming shirts, a squad full of dross, an under 18s manager and yet all the Scottish press can talk about is our lack of additions to a squad that has won every domestic competition put in front of them. On top of that, Brendan came out on Saturday and said there was no issue between him and the board and he is loving every minute of the job. Wake up, you’re falling for this rubbishe hook, line and sinker. We’re in a better place than we’ve been for a long time.


10.) 13 Aug 2018 20:59:51
Remember when this was a transfer rumours page,2-2 tomorrow, Forrest, Eddy.


11.) 13 Aug 2018 21:04:48
Eddy supposed to be unfit for tomorrow, Griffiths and Forrest.


12.) 13 Aug 2018 23:05:24
Some people reckon that some of our better buys were from P L and son .
I wonder who was responsible for Musonda, I know many on here were very excited at the thought we were getting him .
One quick glance at him and I who would be far from an expert, thought he was far to lights& under developed.
I don't know how anyone could stand over spending money on loan for him.


13.) 14 Aug 2018 00:05:51
can mcginn play at centreback?

nah

get over him and move on

We all slated Boyata - then he has a few good games, plays against engerland at worldcup and now he wants away - Jozo - inconsistent, injury prone and can't play on plastic. Ajer and Hendry - too young and a risk playing together. comperr just no. This is where we MUST strengthen and NOW. Our defence is and has been a nightmare in waiting. I know this, you know this, Brendan knows this, the board knows this - so why have they not bought anyone ready to go.

we never have and never will splurg on players - so mcginn/ midfielder was always a no for me - UNTIL defence was sorted.

yeah armstrong away - we have christie and allan back - both spl quality. Roberts wasnt getting a game over forrest.


14.) 14 Aug 2018 18:42:56
Only a thorough bred person would talk about signing McGinn before Kuoassi . Now I know P L was slow bringing McGinn over the line and maybe guilty of believing reports of McGinn only signing for Celtic. I am pretty sure we had Kuoassi bought a full year before losing out on McGinn.


 

 

10 Aug 2018 22:35:41
D D is too shrewd to make a public intervention, the chances are that if DD does step in, he will be telling B R to pack his bag .
D D doesn't like personal criticism and criticism of Board he takes personally.

Old man Chris

1.) 10 Aug 2018 23:15:06
D. D can bolt and play golf full time.


2.) 10 Aug 2018 23:17:44
DD should pack his own bags BR has done more for Celtic in 2 years than that man ever will.


3.) 11 Aug 2018 08:14:34
Stan it was that man, as you put it, that brought BR and Oneil in. So again your wide of the mark.


4.) 11 Aug 2018 08:55:02
In your opinion i am Kev, not so much to others. So DD being the largest shareholder decides who our Manager is? The rest of the Board have no day? nonsense, what gives him that right? Anywho i couldn't care less about DD i won't die remembering anything he has done for Celtic.


5.) 11 Aug 2018 09:01:29
He got BR and O'Neill yet the rest, Lenny, Mowbray, Strachan, Deila he's no taking any credit for? Did he leave that decision making to the Board? Aye right. More flaws than Braveheart.


 

 

04 Jan 2018 23:50:50
Its amazing to think we have bought one centre half this window and will have to buy at least one more . In my opinion over the last couple of years we seemed to buy a number of what appeared at the time to be quite good centre halves, Eric, Boyota, Jozo and young Ajer but really apart from Ajer, who we are still not sure about and maybe Boyata who we are less sure about, they haven't progressed. Buying players can be such a gamble.

Old man Chris

1.) 05 Jan 2018 00:52:26
Erik is the best centre half we half imo. but unfortunately he had to play beside efe in the early BR days. an injury has stopped him changing opinion.


2.) 05 Jan 2018 15:18:42
If u think that lump of wood is our best cb, then it shows how much we are lacking quality in the cb postion.


3.) 05 Jan 2018 16:37:12
I cannot agree that Erik is out best CH, bhoy1der. I don't even think he's our third best. Flustered and nervy far too easily, gets pulled about and bullied too much for my liking and struggles with pacy forwards. Nice big guy, but I think Ajer is already far better than Erik. HH🙂.


4.) 06 Jan 2018 01:29:47
have to agree. met and chatted with him several times and he is a decent guy. For BRs system he is too wee, too slow, his bottle and desire went a long time ago. Best thing for him is to move on now and start again after us blocking so many of his transfers in the past. Best of luck to him and I'm sure he will do a turn for another team somewhere.


 

 

 

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18 Aug 2018 21:55:55
Two games today, 1st 70 mins in control most of the time but no real zest or urgency
P T scored and our bhoys were stung into action
The main thing that I hope comes from today is if there was a split between manager and Board both sides can either resolve their differences amicable or else both completely forget them .
We won two trebles in a row because we were United .
A divided club won't be successful.

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10 Aug 2018 21:41:18
I don't have a lot of sympathy for B R as he claims to be a life long supporter of Celtic . In that case he came here as manager with his eyes open and knew all about the Board and it's attitude to spending money .
Brendan knew a major part of his role as manager would be persuading the board to free sufficient funds to sustain his ambitions . At this time, with just 3 weeks left in this transfer window B R seems to be publicly complaining about our board .
So is he admitting defeat in not winning over the board?

Old man Chris

1.) 10 Aug 2018 22:43:41
Get a grip Chris. If he feels he can't take us any further why would he stay. Supporter or not. It's clear he's been led astray by the board and after winning back to back trebles has every right to feel pissed off at not getting backed. I wouldn't blame him if he walked.


2.) 10 Aug 2018 23:07:44
Wow Chris! And you accuse me of talking nonsense? Brendan’s actions for me a fair enough, he has been straight up and said what he thought about the lack of investment. Is he supposed to say, “Oh well, biscuit tin is the model, need to get on with it”? His successes have generated revenues that can be built upon and all he has said is that you need to build on successes by replacing talent. 3 weeks is ample time to make investments, I see his media activity as an authoritative nudge rather than a concession of defeat.


3.) 10 Aug 2018 23:08:38
Old man Chris. I have every sympathy with Brendan Rodgers. He doesn't seem to be demanding anything too outlandish from the board yet they still won't back him.
Being a Celtic fan shouldn't mean you can't be ambitious, but that is the impression being given out.
We should look to improve as much as we can year on year. That doesn't mean bankrupting the club or mean that we are living beyond our means, it just means investing a bit of our wealth into strengthening the team. That surely is not too much to ask. I would rather make money by qualifying for the Champions league than by selling our best players
Unfortunately our board seem to want to do it the other way around. By doing this they not only make us weaker on the field, they will also ensure that we lose a very talented manager who will be very difficult to replace.
I am far more in tune with Brendan's vision for Celtic than that of the board. If that means I'm not a fan then so be it.


4.) 10 Aug 2018 23:33:38
Brendan knew that PL and board were slow to release money,
His ambitions to progress the club are of course laudable and all us supporters applaud him . However hanging his dirty washing out in public especially with the main stream Scottish media is in my humble opinion the wrong way to do it and in the long run Brendan and us fans could be the losers.


5.) 12 Aug 2018 22:43:07
Agree OMC, Rodgers has been backed!


 

 

13 Jul 2018 17:57:42
The 2018 World Cup nears its end and I don't think the way the draw worked out too many could complain about the finalist France v Croatia . For the most part the games were played in good humoured and apart from a bit of diving and some extreme rolling about by the child Naymer good sportsmanship prevailed for most of the tournament .
That is until it was obvious that the rather limited talented but over achieving England wern't bringing home football.
The cheating involving in trying to restart the match after Croatia had scored their second was particularly low and dispicable . I remember Rangers trying something similar. We would expect it from Rangers, they have cheated all their lives . However despite our awareness of England and their unfounded belief that they are superior in all they do, they never cease to amaze the depths they will sink to.
Main stream media were so disappointed about it, they didn't show them or mention it.

Old man Chris

1.) 13 Jul 2018 19:15:22
Like I mentioned before. Engurlund should never have been that far, as far as I'm concerned the second Columbian goal should never have been disallowed.

{Ed007's Note - Wasn't VAR infallible and made sure that every decision was 100% correct?}


2.) 14 Jul 2018 11:03:23
VAR- multiple desisions. We all seen them. If corruption didn't exist. If human error is exactly that then what happened? They seen goals, penalties, challenges and off the ball incidents. They had a chance to right the wrongs in this tournament. Imo they didn't.


 

 

11 Jul 2018 15:42:18
We should now have a discussion on Jack Hendry's mistake last night . Lucky for Jack and us that are supporters we had the ever vigilant keeper C Gordon alert to the trouble and he saved comfortably .
I want the discussion to be held now, and not turning into abuse on Jack by carrying on to Christmas or beyond . In fact a mistake by Efe was recently highlighted here by a memory man, 5/ 6 seasons after Ambrose may have made a mistake .
So discuss Jack's lapse, get it out of your system so that Jack and us can continue .
I thought Jack had a very good game last night, apart from that one mistake .

Old man Chris

1.) 11 Jul 2018 16:33:23
Other than that i thought he done well, brought us out a few times, and should learn from it.


2.) 11 Jul 2018 17:02:49
The lad Ajer being the youngest looks the most experienced. We have a good enough squad to dominate domestically but against quality opposition the Defence will need to buck up their ideas. Surely with Mcgrain and Toure coaching they will improve.


3.) 11 Jul 2018 17:27:47
He only did what Boyata did against the huns twice, what ever other defender does - has a lapse.

I think he needs time, games to see progress. He looks average from the games I’ve seen. Steady enough and capable at Scottish league level.


4.) 11 Jul 2018 17:49:43
The bhoy is the weakest link in defence no getting away from it . but he is still young and learning . but he must learn from it unlike big efe who was prone to lapses of concentration all through his Celtic career . also if Hendry (or any other) keeps doing stuff like that they should be getting discussed no matter when.


5.) 11 Jul 2018 18:27:11
He’s young and a bit inexperienced, but no point getting on his back. At the end of the day we signed him from Dundee, he may have shone there but to do it for us consistently is a bit tougher. We have to expect it when we sign lads from other Scottish sides, I can’t think of any recently where they came in and improved us straight away . They all need a bit of time, I’d hazard a guess it will be the same with Mcginn when he comes. A bad game for Hibs / Dundee is not quite the same as having one for us.


6.) 11 Jul 2018 19:37:15
There is no reason this lad will come good . It's some difference playing for a club like Celtic and the expectations, than playing for Dundee .
We can help him to step up, or we can destroy him by blowing his confidence away expecting a £20m performance every game he plays . Those performances may come but probably not this season.


7.) 11 Jul 2018 22:43:07
Other than that mistake he played well. Not afraid of a tackle or putting his head in where it hurts. No bad amount of pace. Think he will grow into a decent centre half for us.


 

 

22 Jun 2018 22:40:16
I think it would be imteresting to keep tables of the number of players moved on benforce September 1st that were on loan last season . Compare this list to the number who were on loan last season and start 5 games before January 1st .

To start with
James McCart
Joe Thompson
Have both been moved on . Are there
anymore?

Old man Chris

1.) 23 Jun 2018 09:00:25
Wardope Lindsay cftci.


 

 

 

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21 Aug 2018 18:44:49
Board sanctioned the bringing of 5 players last January . A team that only lost 2 bit-part players this window shouldn't need many new signings especially as we are double treble winners.

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20 Aug 2018 00:07:01
Au hope we don't sign Huth, M referees would have a great time carding him.

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18 Aug 2018 22:01:14
We have 32 or so first team players B R says he likes a smaller squad mid to higher 20's, why can we not reduce the size.

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18 Aug 2018 21:58:21
K Tierney was in the crowd with his friends today . He didn't throw the flare.

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16 Aug 2018 21:24:07
Some seem to be stupid to think P L decides on the budget and who the money is spent on. The Board decides the budget and B R decides who the money is spent on .
As recently as last February BR took the unusual decision at Celtic because he was so pleased with his bosses . He thanked the Board, D D and P L for getting all his targets everyone he wanted .
I am sure the Board were pleased with that, I am sure what disappointed the Board and has caused them reason for long debate, that Brendan's thanks are now fallen on barren ground, with his complete turn round to criticism and a look at the team against AEK only one of the list of players B R was so grateful for was playing Hendry.

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21 Aug 2018 18:27:45
Of course it isn't just the increased risk of injury that makes artifical pitches unpopular by most players and teams, it is the irregular run of the ball and different bounce coming off surface . It's a great leveller.

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21 Aug 2018 18:23:22
I never thought normal sensible Celtic fans could post such nonsense .
Rangers2012 have compiled another new team from a crowd of nobodies . They play the most basic style of defensive football of the 1970's .
It is impossible to judge their centre defenders for example because when an opposing team puts the ball into their area there are at least 5 defensive minded players there to hoof the ball up the park . No matter how small a club they play the wee club with the weaker team play all the football.

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21 Aug 2018 18:14:40
Brendan Rodgerrs is an expert, us amateurs need to respect his expert opinion& fully support his judgement . We must welcome McKenna if he comes, and support him and encourage him to have a wonderful career with Celtic.

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21 Aug 2018 18:06:48
The people on here who support Brendan Rodgers and have no problem blaming the Board for our centre backs need to remember that Brendan bought in his centre backs in January . The Board could not be expected to keep providing funds for the same positions especially until some had been sold .

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21 Aug 2018 17:58:24
Anyone who would have the like of the McCoist person laughing at us instead of one of our life time greats needs to take a good look at himself.

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