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02 May 2019 09:58:24
One year contract extension for Sinky. Hope he celebrates it with a brace at the sheep on Saturday.

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1.) 02 May 2019 11:30:48
Delighted to hear this. Yes, he's never scaled the heady heights of his first season, but Sinky's always good for a goal and he gets us, and knows what's required.

2.) 02 May 2019 12:57:29
Another back heel against the sheep will do.

3.) 02 May 2019 14:22:30
I think it's an extension to sell him in the summer to get some money back.

4.) 02 May 2019 17:23:00
Does that mean he's contracted for the next 2 seasons? I thought he signed a 4yr deal when he joined.

5.) 03 May 2019 00:08:17
Agree Tony. Apparently Middlesborough are sniffing about. Wouldn't be surprised if Rodgers took him to Leicester as well.

6.) 03 May 2019 09:54:47
Don't think Rodgers will be taking him. He will be shopping in a much higher market I would think.

7.) 03 May 2019 13:42:36
I think Rodgers will talk about shopping in Saville Row, he will also drop into the second -hand or used shops, just like he did at Celtic . He was so pleased with his shopping, in the bargain basin in January 2018, he went public on National TV to praise himself and thank the Celtic Board .
However, Brendan's shopping spree that January was a complete disaster . I just hope Leicestr allows Brendan free rein to buy players this summer and the chances will be that Leicester will be looking for a manager who can do a job, rather than BR who talks a good game.

8.) 03 May 2019 18:59:51
Wow here we go again so much negativity around what I think is a great piece of business. Jesus guys we take up a one year extension on a guy who in my opinion has performed when ask to and has consistently proven the doubters wrong and his stats don't lie. Please just be pleased for once instead of putting a negative spin on everything the club do.

Hail, Hail we are the celtic family

The Happy Turnkey.

{Ed007's Note - Now there's a stranger! Nice to hear from you mate 👍

9.) 03 May 2019 20:27:21
Thanks Ed im ok hope you are well too. Had a lot of major family stuff going on over last few months but i've been on when I can.

{Ed007's Note - I'm good, just dodging (hopping) along. Hopefully everything's OK with you now and everyone's well.}



15 Jan 2019 12:29:13
Is there any news on KT?
Been bombarded all week with the Andy Murray hip injury situation and I really hope KT doesn't have a similar problem now or in the future.

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10 Dec 2018 10:32:41
Watching the highlights again this morning and how good does it make you feel to see the team in this form? Great performances all over the pitch and superb goals.
There were a few candidates for MOM, but I was delighted in particular for Izzaguire, who linked up well so with Sinclair and had a great game.
Obviously he's keeping KT's place warm, but it's a shame we can't utilize his talent more often?

Hayes and Gamboa were recalled at Fir Park and took time to settle, but Izzy looked like he'd never been away. Was thinking maybe we could ask KT to do a 'Danny McGrain' and we could see both in the same team, but I can't see it.

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1.) 10 Dec 2018 11:03:47
Totally agree, Izzy was outstanding and was one of the best performers on Saturday.

2.) 10 Dec 2018 12:06:27
I'm sure we'll see more of Izzy over Christmas would like Tierney rested before Sevco game so he's firing. He needs the odd game off so he doesn't burn out and Izzy is more than capable domestically.



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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20 Jul 2019 10:38:21
Apologies if this has been covered before and I missed it; but I was under the impression the seeded teams in the CL quals get to play their ties away from home first?
However, we're at home on Wed night. Anyway; I hope we see some more good business done in transfer window over the weekend to further improve.

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1.) 20 Jul 2019 11:00:19
I believe sarejavo wanted to switch as they would have issues getting visas if they were to play at Celtic park first. I could be wrong.

2.) 20 Jul 2019 13:43:53
Is that the same for this round as well?



27 Jun 2019 18:08:57
Very disappointing about Turnbull as I feel he could have been a success?
The club may well go back in for him at a later date, but when he's fit, his agent will be touting him all over the place again and we may not want to go through all that rigmarole again?
Anyway, I sincerely hope, we manage to bring in a player like him as well as sorting out the defensive gaps in the team.
There was a feeling that we were very predictable last season and teams knew how to play against us; however, with a different style of play and a few new faces, we can still dominate and flourish.

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24 Jun 2019 10:18:21
The reality of our club in the 21st century is one of development and sale - like teams like Crewe did in the 80's and 90's and most of our domestic opponents have always done to balance the books.
The original quest for nine-in-a-row was totally opposite, with virtually a whole team staying together and only those surplus to requirements sold or released.
Back then we had a fantastic team, a very competitive league and four European Cup semi-final appearances to show for our settled-side consistency.

Now unfortunately, the Champions League is a fixed closed-shop for a select band of super-rich teams and our board are more geared towards financial profit from the turn-over and sale of talent, domestic dominance and other cash making initiatives in and around Celtic Park to keep us head and shoulders above the rest in our own country because of the huge advantage we have financially.
As much as I hate to see our best players come and go so frequently, sadly it's a sign of the times and looking at it pragmatically, we just have to keep producing and bringing in young potential and enjoy them while they are here.
However, we really do need to protect these 'investments' much more by tailoring their contract accordingly with more realistic sell-on valuations - as these rich clubs can '> than' afford it!

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1.) 24 Jun 2019 16:15:08
100% correct OAB, that’s what I mean about the tierney situation. Why sell ourselves short in Tierney’s value? If tierney was at say Leicester, Southampton, Everton etc would arsenal etc get away with paying £25 million for him? Not a chance, and before anyone says” aye but he’s be playing in the EPL”, like I’ve said if the teams interested in tierney didn’t think he’d be able to cut it at that level they wouldn’t be interested in the first place. They know like we know tierney will fit in perfectly and won’t look out of place in that league, that’s why we get the absolute maximum for him. Don’t just accept £25 million because it’s a huge sum and it’s been offered. Demand the very best price for a top quality player end of.



23 Jun 2019 15:29:29
For almost all of the period since NL took over, we were without KT due to injury - and aggravated injury which required probable surgery.
The concern was how serious it was and how long he would be out for.
Suddenly, there is absolutely no news on the injury/ operation, but the speculation on his leaving has went into overdrive.
Was there really an injury crisis, or was the management appointment a factor in what's going on?

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1.) 23 Jun 2019 15:43:18
I think Ed007 made a comment a while back about possible unhappiness among a few of the players when Lennon was announced. I don't know if KT is one of them. HH.

2.) 23 Jun 2019 17:01:39
What I fail to understand is that we are in a strong position financially yet we seem to be setting our value on Tierney very low.
For Arsenal to bid £15m for him is an insult but for us to value him at £25m looks way below his true value in my view. I have read people saying that players in our league can't command the same fees as similar players in the EPL but as we don't need to sell then he should only go on our terms.
There are reports that in this window we could lose McGregor and N'cham as well as Tierney if you add them to Dembele, and Boyata who we have lost in the last year you have to wonder what is going on within our club.
If it's the players who are all unhappy then we need to get to the bottom of why there is so much unrest, and if it's the board who are just chasing the cash, then they need to explain why they are weakening the playing squad to such a degree when there is no financial need to do so.
I accept that now and again we have to sell players, it's the way we operate, but we shouldn't be losing five good players in the space of a year, especially as in most of those cases we haven't got a replacement in.

3.) 23 Jun 2019 18:12:48
I'm not going to open the NL debate all over again - too late for that - but there is an obvious polar difference in style and manner between our current and previous manager and it's quite possible he has not gone down well with some of the squad and performances in the latter part of the season may reflect that?
What's done is done and the Board must have gone into this with their eyes wide open (with the £ signs flashing) and a very good idea of who would be leaving for a good few months now; so they have absolutely no excuse for failing to replace these players with real quality and back their choice of manager with hard cash so he can build his own team and most importantly, continue domination.

4.) 23 Jun 2019 18:29:34
Good points, Gerry. It begins to look like asset-stripping. What's the point in having a comfortable bank-balance when you just accept low-ball bids for players who are adored and seem happy to stay?

The only way this makes sense is if KT really feels that he must have a crack in order to develop: this is what BR said, recall, and its not surprising that others who shared the evident commitment begin to look around when the project falls apart.

5.) 23 Jun 2019 21:14:59
Unfortunately we have been selling our best players to so called better leagues for a number of years now but we have the chance to make history not on a par with the lions but not far short and all approaches for our best players should be rejected until we achieve the ten or ultimately fail.

6.) 23 Jun 2019 21:28:39
There are players who you could say may be hit or miss in the EPL but Tierney is not one of them. There's no reason he can't go on to become one of the very elite LB's in Europe. I wouldn't sell him for a penny less than £30M and even that would come with a substantial sell-on clause.

7.) 23 Jun 2019 21:36:53
If he does want away I reckon he’s seen wee Andy Robertson’s avhievements and fancied it . Please stay Kieran.

8.) 23 Jun 2019 22:34:41
Did he not want to leave for Everton last summer and they pulled out?

9.) 23 Jun 2019 22:39:26
Board have their work cut out to "come out of the window stronger" with the likes of KT, Boyata, Benkovic, Lustig, Ntcham all likely to have left this window. We have problem areas as it is but if we sell our best assets then we should be replacing them to a similar standard or better or we're only going backwards.



21 Jun 2019 09:54:19
Mixed feelings about the Turnbull signing - although I have got to congratulate the club's proactive determination early in the window.

On the plus-side the addition of a talented young player will give us more options in attack and goals.
It will either give Rogic and Ntcham a kick up the pants - or indeed allow them to move on to cover cost of this transaction?
Then we have the downside of how these negotiations panned out and the financial implications, that may have other young players at the club looking for some parity and loyalty reward.
Not to mention an agent who has 'form' with Armstrong and could be disruptive again in the future?
John Kennedy will have to eat some humble pie after his gut-reaction to the initial refusal and there will be some supporters who will need convincing that his heart is truly in this move? - If it actually does happen lol.
Finally, I hope it's not an effort to soften the huge blow of a KT bid waiting in the wings as this would be devastating.

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1.) 21 Jun 2019 10:05:17
On a positive note it seems that Hammond is getting the ball rolling with signings and it shows the club are willing to spend money as £3m for a 19 year old is a sizeable fee. I would still have hunted him though, but having said that I hope I'm eating humble pie and the boy turns out to be a terrific signing👍.

2.) 21 Jun 2019 10:21:45
Malky Hammond had nothing to do with this. He hasn't started yet.

3.) 21 Jun 2019 10:22:14
Hammond doesn't commence his role until 1st July so will have had nothing to do with this signing.

4.) 21 Jun 2019 11:19:40
Just because he doesn't commence his role until 1st July doesn't mean he isn't in dialouge with the club regarding our activity in the market. I may be wrong but it just seems like too much of a coincidence that Hammond was announced then the development regarding Turnbull that's all👍.

5.) 21 Jun 2019 14:17:10
Said that the other malky he could have been talking with us for a while though officially its 1st july.

6.) 21 Jun 2019 16:19:43
So he has commenced his role?

7.) 22 Jun 2019 03:09:25
Don't know how it works but if I were in the club's shoes I would be reluctant to speak about our transfer activity or targets incase it never worked out and he ended up somewhere else and used the info gained to benefit another club man I've just realised as I was typing this that I am indeed paranoid.




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09 Jul 2019 18:07:34
Ajer certainly not a right back and he's left Ralston on the bench so he seems to going with his 'auld favourite' three at the back.
Probably a strong enough team for this tie/ round, but it shows that we still really need to bring in another couple in this window.

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06 Jul 2019 19:30:25
Having brought in a left back in the last few days; it looks ominously like we are caching-in on our biggest asset and it's a stark reminder of how the club is being run in the modern day.
Keeping our best players has long since gone and the days of the one -club players and testimonials are fading fast.
It's a sad sign of the times because of our relatively low ranking in Europe and financial restraints of our location and league status.
Building and keeping a young talented side is well-nigh impossible.

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02 Jul 2019 20:36:15
Finally we can sing Go - Compper!

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28 Jun 2019 18:19:36
It's infuriating the contempt these EPL teams show us, but when our highest ever export was Dembele last season for £20m (and that was from a top European side) , it's par for the course that they will edge-up the bidding - expecting us to cave, instead of going all-out.

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21 Jun 2019 20:04:52
This is the worry - especially with The Leicester Louse keeping tabs on our players. It wouldn't surprise me if the Turnbull deal isn't a sweetener for some bad news on the horizon.
It's also more likely that we will only get decent bids for decent players and the surplus fringe players will be harder to shift?
All we can hope for is that the Board uses any considerable income to invest in real quality and not supplement/ settle for bargains.
We cannot afford to drop our standards, or lose the initiative.

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20 Jul 2019 18:49:50
I have never seen anything but love, loyalty and effort from KT for Celtic - although I have seen posts from a few people who believe he really does want to leave - for one reason or another?
The fact we went out and bought Bolingoli would suggest The Board may have accepted the fact he will leave sooner or later (probably sooner) and it will sadden me to see him go as although people say he has to take the chance to go to push his career as far as he can; people of my generation like to think - wrongly or not - that players who are Celtic through-and-through, like him could be here for 'life' and be a future captain and maybe more.
It was good enough for many Celtic greats and I know the riches that can be earned are out of this world these days - but if a player is perfectly happy, not greedy or restless, why move?

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19 Jul 2019 18:22:59
It has been getting weaker for a few seasons now when you consider the loss of Roberts, Dembele, Armstrong, Lustig and possibly Boyata.
We have also had to deal with lengthy absences to Griff, Arzani, Eboue and Rogic, which has also limited our squad choices.
We are really crying out for real quality in at least three positions and it's paramount that we get back to somewhere near our best team.

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19 Jul 2019 13:40:30
He's one of the gang-of-four (Nicholas, Provan, Walker, Commons) ex Celts who took a vow and a wad from SLY to turn-tail and spout bull.
There are no previous players from other clubs who constantly rip into the club that made and paid them, just to criticize and slag as much as these clowns and Sevco-loving SLY are welcome to them.
Big Sutton, Tam Boyd and maybe Hartson are the only pundits who fight our corner against the bitter biased media.

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19 Jul 2019 09:43:10
Kilmarnock minus Clarke = bottom six strugglers.

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18 Jul 2019 12:35:54
Let's be honest here. That team were very ordinary indeed and Bain had practically nothing to do - except pick the ball out the net, when we got careless at the the back and lost concentration.
We had almost total possession (as you would have expected) and some of the build up play was well-worked and created openings.
However, as per last season we struggle to score goals and finish teams off when we dominate games and we need a real striker.
Eddy is a fine player - but not a centre-forward and LG is still trying to fight his way into contention and may never be the same?
I know we have Bayo - but at the same time, he is either unlucky or injury prone and has never really got going in a Celtic jersey.
Sinclair does not seem to be in the managers plans for some reason and that again has contributed to the lack of goals, while his persistence to keep switching JF from his best position can be unsettling and damaging to the player and the team?
Obviously a RB is paramount to the balance and line-up of the side, but we really need to address the lack of goals as well, as opponents are going to get much tougher than last night.

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