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18 Feb 2018 13:21:46
Any news on Armstrong, Roberts and Griffiths? It's been a long, long time since we saw wee Paddy in particular and the three of them have missed a lot of football this season and must be bursting to get involved in the run-in.

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21 Aug 2018 15:26:05
I remember a centre/ right back that was on loan to Fulham last season, from Chelsea called Tomas Kalas who is a 25 yr old Czech International. Does anyone think he would be worth a punt - or loan if all else fails?

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1.) 21 Aug 2018 16:58:07
Would be Andreas Christensen (spelling) I’d want if anyone from Chelsea looked good as a kid and had some good games on loan at Broussia.


2.) 21 Aug 2018 17:48:10
Surely Chelsea would have a centre half they don't need . Nothing could possibly go wrong with a loan from Chelsea.


3.) 21 Aug 2018 18:37:04
I just 'googled' the Chelsea squad for 2018/ 19 and they certainly could spare a defender - although the Musonda fiasco might deter some.


 

 

15 Aug 2018 20:44:03
cannot watch the post-match post mortem or interviews. Anybody and their dog could see the frailties and basic errors that cost us.
Always tried to stay positive and thankful for what we have achieved in our long history and recent years, but the team are not even doing the simple things correctly.
We attack and defend as a team, but why do players not match runners, pick up spare men, close down, mark, tackle, and block instead of ball watching, finger pointing and shrugging shoulders?

The first few games of the season have shown lapses costing cheap goals in games and a reduction in the goal chances we are creating and scoring shows them up even more and costs us £millions.

Unfortunately there have been other contributory factors with transfer targets missed and a lack of cohesion between manager and board leaving us short of class and in key areas on top of more injuries to strikers and a sulky Belgian refusing to play.
BR has maintained all along that we always need to improve, however not one improvement has been made and in the case of Hendry, maybe the opposite? Not that I'm singling him out as there were a few huffers and puffers out there that made little or no difference.

All in all a great time for our detractors and haters, brought on by our own faults, failings and a hesitancy from Board room to training ground and from Glesga to Greece. I think a huge clear the air is required between BR and Board followed by a clear-out of those not good enough to wear the jersey in order to maintain domestic dominance, have a run in the Thursday Cup and beyond. Lessons have to be learned from this summer - from all concerned - but I won;t hold ma breath and as for Boyata he needs to get tae F.

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15 Aug 2018 11:18:23
Everyone has dissected last nights game, lambasted the Board and discussed the teams shortcomings and where we have AGAIN failed to strengthen in key areas.
Many, many valid observations and points have been written - so I won't enlarge on them.
My biggest worry, is we have won only one, of our last five games and that is a crisis at any club, never mind the double treble winners and best team in Scotland.
This is by far the worst period of results/ performances under BR so far and it not only means no CL (prestige or cash) , but it gives optimism and encouragement to rivals, detractors and snipers and EVERYONE at Celtic Park needs to screw the nut, have a long look in the mirror and pull in the same direction to sort this out.

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1.) 15 Aug 2018 12:20:31
Once a Bhoy, good post. If you go back to January last year and add those results into this year, our performances and points gained is pretty poor. We have continued this season the same way we were going from last season, and that was backwards. Yes we won the Scottish cup but over the last 10 SPL games we didn’t score goals and dropped a lot of points compared to the year before.

However, what’s done is done. We lost last night and teams do lose. It’s dissapointing but we have to move on. Here is the concern. Celtic’s wage structure is much higher now under BR than it was before he got here. If you look at last seasons accounts and now take out the £25mill CL cash, this season Celtic will post a loss, unless we have a very deep run in Europa. I am assuming we get £7mill for Boyata, who has to go, and maybe another £2mill from other sales. However that money and maybe more needs to go into the team. PL does not want to post a loss, so, does he release any more funds for BR? I have no idea if Hendry, Hayes, Morgan etc were wanted by BR or not. They however are average SPL players. So has BR been handcuffed all this time by players being bought for him, or is his recruitment poor? Kouassi is another we paid £3mill for and is no where near the player we thought we were buying. I think that’s a sore point for PL. we maybe spend £3mill and the player still does not make it. Having seen what players BR has brought in or the club has brought in, is there a reluctance from PL to commit additional funds? We are about to find out.

The talk of waiting till the EPL window closes to allow us to buy is totally flawed. That was never a strategy. That was Celtic fans finding a reason as to why we had not brought in players upto now. Lustig has gone. Ajar and Hendry are still very young. Comper will never play a part, another BR signing. (who knows) . A massive risk was taken with Boyata, not getting him signed up before World Cup. He should have been punted as soon as he came back and the money used to bring in a competent CB, another mistake. McGinn, another error. Griffiths is no where near what he was, due probably to lack of game time. Sinclair off the boil but better last night. Rogic, who I have championed on here before, well what can I say. Not showed up this season. (Rogic get the finger out as I have a bet with Kev83) . So all is not well in Paradise. We also need to get more out of what we already have, so the players need to step up.

What we need to do and this is critical to the rest of the season. PL must release significant funds. BR needs to get the recruitment right. No more projects, buy players that can make a difference. We need a deep run in Europa, to do that we need players and the right players. We need to go on and win, not draw, but win the next 10 games, including Europa qualifiers and the Rangers game which is now massive. An for those who come on and say Rangers or Hearts are not a problem, go away. Hearts were not a problem, AEK were not a problem, really? The players never turned up on both AEK games. The refusal to try and carry the ball past the opposing player and wanting to take the option to pass it back then to the side is always going slow is down and cause our own problem. That is something for BR to resolve, but the players have not turned up for the last part of last season or this season so far, so Rangers and are a danger. We are not playing well enough to dismiss anyone. We give them 3 points and we give them momentum, something we are lacking right now.

The CL is done for this season, but if we take action as a club and BR and the players get on with it, we can still have a great season, but it starts today. Brendan, we know you are frustrated about lack of activity but leave it out now, we all know. PL, are you going to make matters better or worse.


2.) 15 Aug 2018 13:08:53
The waiting for the English window to close wasn’t just flawed it was disastrous. We were out before anybsigning from that, even if we bought any, wouldn’t have been able to help. Anybody who peddled that as a good thing really need to wake up and realise we need players in early or this happens.

Be interesting to see also these great more affordable players coming in now from the source that all those cited as the way forward actually turning up.

That’s not our market and to think it was shows a lack of grasp of reality. We can’t match wages never mind the inflated fees. Delusional.


 

 

11 Aug 2018 14:50:28
Tried to stay positive this week and although we have only lost one real game since close-season, it's pretty obvious we have a few issues and hurdles to overcome early doors - not to mention the negativity about transfers.
The team today - unfortunately not good enough to match a predictably aggressive and hard shower that were psyched up as usual and were lucky to keep 11 men.
Hayes, Eboue and Simunovic were very poor today and although Hendry made a few errors, he put in a shift. Sinclair and Griff have struggled to regain their best form for months and although it can be argued that game-time may be an excuse for a couple, if the manager thinks you're fit and ready - then sorry, no excuses.
We did rest half a team with Tuesday in mind and this could be the gamble of the season; either edging towards the CL group stage or turfed out into the Thursday Cup with the negativity, criticism and deflation and STILL in August.
The managers mood and frustration has clearly impacted on the team and support and whatever happens this coming week, we can see how much the team needs quality added, but even more importantly, we need to be bluntly honest about how many of the current squad really need a 'new challenge' and free up some funds and hoops jerseys for better more able replacements.

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10 Jul 2018 20:25:46
Well done Celts. A comprehensive away win and a lot of good performances all over the pitch; against an over-physical opponent and very lenient and poor ref.
The back three formation did leave us exposed at times, but thanks to a couple of good saves from Gordon defending from Ajer and Co. and a lack of quality from them, we kept a rare clean sheet in Europe.
However, we controlled the game and made chances of our own and Moussa was unlucky not to have scored and their goalie had a decent game, keeping it at three.
The fact that we have to play as early as the tenth of July is ludicrous for starters - as is the amount of qualifiers, while other spoiled, more favoured nations enjoy a normal summer break watching the WC.
However, them's the rules at present and there's nothing like competitive games to raise fitness, gain sharpness and build confidence for the season ahead.

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21 Aug 2018 19:45:31
I think, although we are off the back of a double treble season - following on from the once in a lifetime, 'Invincible' term, some of us are worried that we fail to keep improving from a position of strength; as has happened to previous Celtic teams over the decades.
There is no doubt that we still have some great quality and talent, but the manager has said himself that we are 'light' in certain areas and there is room for improvement going by recent performances.

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17 Aug 2018 19:10:59
The usual Board complacency set in added to a misguided over-confidence in BR and the players who were not only reduced in quality or numbers, but had a ridiculously short close-season and a WC to contend with before embarking on potentially four qualifiers - weeks apart, with injuries and absences to cope with.
It was clear to everyone and their dug that we needed quality in key areas - not only because of the above mentioned but, - because we had struggled in Europe last season with these same players.
However, for one reason or another, bids stalled and failed and new faces promised never materialized and here we are in August having our bawz booted by Hertz and AEK in a 4 day nightmare and one win in our last 5 games.
We will probably sign one or two before the deadline, but probably nobody near the quality we hoped that would give the whole club a much needed boost. Therefore, the squad we have have to give themselves a shake and maybe a couple need a kick in the pants to remind them that they are Glasgow Celtic players, double-treble holders, the highest paid and best players in the country and they have the honour of doing it all again. COYBIG.

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13 Aug 2018 18:28:31
This just in:- looking to play big Forster at Centre half.

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22 Jun 2018 22:13:44
We seem to be Southampton's feeder club as that is the fourth player we have sold them in recent years.
Not complaining as we get decent cash and sell-on bonuses, but is it sheer coincidence that we supply them with so much talent?

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15 Apr 2018 13:56:59
Didn't know Armstrong was out. That's disappointing as he has looked like his old self recently and is more direct than Ntcham, plus he makes others play around him.

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21 Aug 2018 21:28:06
We have been dominating and often destroying Scottish defenses for seven years and the last foray into SPFL standard centre half has caused more problems than solved - so far?
McKenna is clearly a cop-out and step backwards IMO.
If it's true, then who will it be next? Efe Ambrose and Darren O'Dea.

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21 Aug 2018 21:14:41
Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland are just a wee bit farther that Aberdeen and there must be a decent Scandinavian defender/ midfielder that would be well within our budget? Gie Ronnie a phone lol.

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21 Aug 2018 19:37:52
Might be a good CL sponsor as we leak a bit on the (in) Continent.

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21 Aug 2018 19:35:35
it's an abbreviation Chris; for an obsolete term once used to staple a liquidated team to our coat-tails, so the media could merge the great and the good with the bad and the ugly; ha ha ha.

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21 Aug 2018 18:37:04
I just 'googled' the Chelsea squad for 2018/ 19 and they certainly could spare a defender - although the Musonda fiasco might deter some.

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