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21 Jan 2019 06:19:28
Linked today with a Porto right back called fonseca. He’s been loaned out a couple of times already and apparently is available for less than 2million. Haven’t seen him but if there’s any substance to it, it would seem we are well down our list of right backs. Started the window with talk of 6milion Belgian, then a 4 million Norwegian, now a 2 million under 21 player who can’t get in his own side .


1.) 21 Jan 2019 06:38:11
. and if Pedro succeeds with his usual plan, we will get someone in on loan for nowt.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 06:39:34
Quinn1888, I love your positive outlook. lol
We'll just have to wait and see who comes in. HH.

3.) 21 Jan 2019 08:07:21
Only 21 and Militao who is currently being chased by Real is Porto's main RB and has played every game for them this season so not surprised the lad can't in the team.

Report said Juve were looking at him in the summer, if true the lad must have something about him. Lad's contract is coming to and end which would explain low value.

4.) 21 Jan 2019 08:55:23
Have a look at his Wikipedia account. A celtic fan seems glad we are after a eight back haha.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 09:41:22
The Belgians club are quoting 10 million for him and he said he wants to play in one of the top leagues.
The Norwegians club have said he's going no where. So I fail to see how that's lawwels fault.
Isn't that the whole point of having a list?

6.) 21 Jan 2019 10:04:57
Just because it's rumoured doesn't mean it's true. We might never have been after the Belgian. We will see who is in come end of the window then we can moan or praise the signings.

7.) 21 Jan 2019 10:20:48
The £6M Belgian was struggling to get into his own side not so long ago Quinn. This obsession with transfer fees is baffling. We've already shown that if the value is there, the club are willing to spend good money. Tbh from any clips etc I've seen I think Elabdellaoui looks much better than Castagne but that's only YouTube I suppose.

8.) 21 Jan 2019 11:51:28
We’re never going to pay £6m for a right back, nor would we pay £4m for a 28 year old. £2m for a former U-21 aligns with our transfer policy.

9.) 21 Jan 2019 15:44:33
I agree with you Kev Bhoy regarding the Norwegian, from the boys I’ve seen he seems to be the better option. With regards to them saying they don’t want to sell, realistically what does that mean nowadays . We didn’t want to sell loads of players but if a buying club puts up the money we and the majority of clubs around all change their mind. If we really wanted him we may have to pay what they want within reason.

10.) 21 Jan 2019 16:17:07
Exactly quinn within reason but if a club ain't willing to sell then it takes big money to get the player.

11.) 21 Jan 2019 16:31:11
Quinn and Kev, from the paper talk it would appear that someone, somewhere thought, or was told, Castagne was worth about €6M. Then all of a sudden Lazio, Fiorentina etc. are "interested" and then the price is €10M. If any of this is actually true but none of these other teams bid then that price may well drop again. I did read something saying the player himself was pretty uninspired by the idea of playing in Scotland - again though, God knows who these "sources" actually are.

12.) 21 Jan 2019 18:39:18
Wouldn't mind us going for someone like Petar Stojanovic at Zagreb. Big Benko could sell him on a move and wouldn't cost too much. Remember him doing well against us while at Maribor.



06 Jan 2019 08:33:28
Ed, you may have spoken about this before but can you or someone else explain who sets up the transfer deals . Say for instance, the forward we are linked with . We bid 1.7 million, we obviously scout him but who sets his value? Is it Rogers saying don't go above 2 million, or Congerton. Or would it be Lawwell ( who has been accused of penn pinching loads of times ) . If Brendan wants him could he say just pay what they want? For some reason we take ages to get players over the line, I’m sure i read we had a deal in place for Odsonne at first with PSG, let the time pass then they increased their value .


{Ed002's Note - I can't explain for Celtic but I can tell you how other clubs decide. The scouting staff will prepare reports on players and provide an idea about price; coaches will look at the players but have no idea about price; they will go to a Director of Football (or perhaps a mix of the finance director and others responsible for the monies) and say we would like this player and we think he will cost £x. Checking against available budgets, the club will likely approach his agent to ask if the player might be interested in the move and a broad idea about the package the player would want, and any broad idea about what the club would want - and what terms they may be open to (cash up front, spread over a year etc.). This sits inside the overall transfer process which looks something like this:
The process should be along the lines of: Clubs will typically informally ask an agent (a) if the player is going to be available, and (b) would the player consider a move to the club. There may be some broad discussion on the sort of deal that would be offered but no more than that. If the answer is yes, it is then necessary for the club to approach the player's club to ask if they would be willing to sell and if they would grant permission to speak to a player's agent formally about a transfer and possibly even the player about actually making a move. This will typically involve either broadly (through an offer) or actually agreeing a fee and responsibility for any significant costs (agents fees etc.). Once this has happened the club will be able to speak to the player's agent and perhaps the player himself to look at the package that will be involved. Many players are looked at and discussed at a high-level with agents and clubs; a subset of those have an offer placed; a subset of those involve discussions with the player's club; a subset of those involve discussions over terms, and; a subset of those go ahead.

Agents will often try and get more specific details of wages and other financials before they should - but most clubs are happy to follow this process. Players will often talk to other players about moves but, whilst wrong, is tolerated as it would be impossible to manage.

Alternatively, a selling club may ask an agent to find a new club for a player and he will talk directly to poetntial selling sides about the fee, personal terms and interest.

The rest of the time agents will be on fishing trips trying to find interest in their players.

In terms of what happens when the negotiations take place, broad agreement (player available and open to discussions, understanding of the price) will already have been reached. The clubs will meet to discuss the details of the transfer fee, other costs associated with the move and the structure of the payments and any additional fees (e.g another €5M for winning the Champions League etc.) but this does not take a "few days".}

1.) 06 Jan 2019 20:06:05
So for the likes of Dembele Ed, have you any idea how much Celtic would have received up front. I'm assuming Lyon wouldn't pay all £20m or whatever it was all at once? In other words, how much do Celtic have in the pot?

{Ed007's Note - The Dembele fee was paid in full after Lawwell played hardball.}

2.) 06 Jan 2019 20:52:48
Isnt that pretty unusual? But means we have £20m in the bank to splash on a striker, cb and rb is pretty useful haha.

{Ed007's Note - Yes it's unusual but after Dembele's antics Lawwell wanted to get a dig back at them and that was it - he could leave if Lyon stumped up the fee up front which really was putting the ball back in their court, if Lyon refused it would be their fault the transfer didn't go through and Dembele would probably still be a Celtic player.}

3.) 06 Jan 2019 21:50:15
Good old pistol pete.

4.) 06 Jan 2019 22:45:44
So with all that said and now done Well done Mr Lawwell but we know need a replacement thanks MR Lawwell hopefully.

{Ed007's Note - I say it again and again, you can't fault Peter Lawwell for the money he brings into the Club, it's when it comes to spending it there's a problem.}



19 Aug 2018 18:32:53
Another site reporting we are closing in on Scott McKenna . We better get a bigger banner lads because that is definitely settling for mediocrity . Are defence is shocking at the minute and we are going to sort it out with a player that’s sidelined for another 6-8 weeks . And when he’s fit he’s probably no better than Hendry . Please don’t let this be true.


1.) 19 Aug 2018 19:01:23
Scoťt McKenna? Why not just bring in Paul McKenna to convince us this is a step forward?

2.) 19 Aug 2018 19:44:26
Haha love the comment about Paul McKenna however I would say he knows the Scottish league well, has potential and more to the point. we don’t have many other names flying around. I’m hoping there is only going to be an announcement made when it’s finalised but until we solve this problem area out, I’d go with Lustig at CB and Gamboa at RB.

3.) 19 Aug 2018 21:48:16
Buying a player who is injured?

4.) 20 Aug 2018 13:35:21
If we bring in Paul McKenna he can hypnotise him into believing he’s Beckenbaur and not injured. Job done.



03 Jul 2018 15:47:58
More news coming out today that kt has agreed wages with Everton, I wish he or the club would just come out and say, no I’m staying at Celtic . Until this is done the rumours are going to keep coming about him leaving. I’m starting to think he may be off 👎.


1.) 03 Jul 2018 16:04:01
Who is the consultant saying this and what are his credentials in terms of this particular transfer? Because if he is involved in any way he shouldn't be discussing it in public. If he isn't involved, how would he know what's going on?

2.) 03 Jul 2018 16:48:19
Daily record site had it on their podcast, someone from the premier league apparently . It now looks like it’s been regurgitated onto another site. Surely if wages were to be discussed it wouldn’t involve the premier league, surely it would just be Everton and kts advisers / agent.

3.) 03 Jul 2018 16:56:30
Politely put Kev. id have just said get a grip. , Everton? We know, BR knows, he knows even the Sevies know KT, if he leaves, will be to a major club.

4.) 03 Jul 2018 16:57:15
Really hope this isn’t true. Scotsman has it in print 😩.

5.) 03 Jul 2018 17:15:29
Tabloids talk some bull, not concerned about interest from Everton at all! Not saying KT definitely won't go this transfer window but unless another CL team bids for him, he'll still be playing in the hoops next season! Cracking player worth every penny of his 30mil valuation, considering his outstanding form, age and lengthy contract, he's on route to be another Celtic legend!

6.) 03 Jul 2018 17:20:31
Don't think he'd be playing right now if this were true.

7.) 03 Jul 2018 17:59:41
Lol looked at the Record Podcast! What a bunch of nothing. No story.

8.) 03 Jul 2018 22:14:44
In the unlikely event he goes, they'd better be spending at the very least, half the cash on a couple of decent signings. One a left back obviously.

9.) 04 Jul 2018 10:16:04
He needs to shoot it down. It’s going on too long. I have no problem believing Lawell would sell his granny, but KT leaving o can’t see. He needs to make a statement. If it’s nonsense meant to unsettle us it has to be put to bed.

{Ed007's Note - There's nothing to shoot down, why should KT comment on idle speculation and made up stories?}

10.) 04 Jul 2018 10:31:27
He is at the front of the new picture advertising the new away too. That in itself doesn't meaning anything however wouldn't imagine Celtic would use KT if he was going a week later. He also started today's friendly which I would highly doubt would have happened if a deal was in place, from both the players and Everton's view point. Just the daily rag trying to stir up crap again. In my opinion however I would agree with comments before that it would be much better if the player or club just came out and set the record straight.

11.) 04 Jul 2018 10:32:50
Have you not got to agree a fee with the club first BEFORE uyou talk contracts with players? 😂



12.) 04 Jul 2018 10:35:43
Ban them.

13.) 04 Jul 2018 10:38:08
Look at the number of posts in here and other sites. The fans are getting anxious. I absolutely don’t think he will go. It’s rubbish stirring but I do think they should nail it dead.

14.) 04 Jul 2018 12:44:53
Armstrong modelled the new home top.



30 Jun 2018 13:38:28
Ed, have you heard of any interest in Pato, with a couple of tweets hinting from him. Could possibly be interested in coming back to Europe, I think Brendan was interested in him while at Liverpool . Could be a Lubo type we all love to see and possibly a replacement for paddy ( skill wise ) . He would definitely get fans excited.


{Ed007's Note - Isn't he going to Panathinaikos?}




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10 Feb 2019 16:04:05
I know it’s early days but since the transfer window we have really pushed on.
Does anyone think this is the makings of Rodgers best team since he’s came in, pace all through the team which is what you need in today’s game.
I appreciate the invincible season, and Dembele when he was tearing it up but now we seem to have so much movement all the way through the team . I suppose thursdays game will be a litmus test for them.


1.) 10 Feb 2019 16:39:49
I think Europe will always be the better gauge as to where we really are but you are spot on with your assessment and we're looking a lot more like what one would hope to be. Coincidently Sinclair is firing again. This side should be chomping at the bit for thursday. Great performance today.

2.) 10 Feb 2019 16:45:27
Since Bain has came in we look stronger defensively, the back four looks comfortable in possession and confident playing out from the back. Haven't conceded a goal in 2019 and no defensive heart in the mouth moments either. Weah and Burke have added a freshness to the team. Have to say I thought Burke looked every bit a £15m player today. Love to see Sinclair ram people's comments down their throats. Hayes deserves a mention as does Calmac👍.

3.) 10 Feb 2019 17:28:04
Just imagine if we held onto Dembele for another season.

4.) 10 Feb 2019 21:05:38
If we had we probably wouldn't have went for burke.

5.) 10 Feb 2019 22:37:36
Dembelle is a £20m history lesson. Don’t fall over what is behind you. We move on.

6.) 11 Feb 2019 01:23:55
Or weah. in my opinion prefare the squad now than what it was when dembele was here, a lot more players are getting involved in build ups and goals. Last 2 seasons the team was built around dembele, so it seems theirs a lot more freedom in our team especially since January when we brought in the players we have. Hopefully we can tie these loans down for another season. Although I would like to see Ntcham get a we run out in midfield lol but with cal brown and Christie on this form he’s going to have to wait his turn and prove something.

7.) 11 Feb 2019 19:17:21
Sinclair has rammed in goals as well as the ill informed doom and gloom merchants on this site. He has been a proper professional and total team player for our Club since he was signed.

8.) 11 Feb 2019 22:16:30
I like to see us doing well in Europe, if we don't, I won't lose any sleep .
Domestic success is a must, to me we have to win treble treble . Now that would be something to sing about and remember to our graves .
I feel treble treble is a more realistic target for us than winning UEFA Cup, Qualifying for last 16 or last 8 won't be remembered for ever and ever and I would be surprised if we could better that.



23 Jan 2019 21:40:35
Did someone say “the rangers r coming “? 😂.


1.) 23 Jan 2019 22:16:52
Good results tonight. Wonder what the rags will make of them tomorrow 😂.

2.) 24 Jan 2019 00:11:46
They're away again, be back soon though😂😂.

3.) 24 Jan 2019 07:47:11
It will be all about Defoe and what a great sining.



23 Jan 2019 18:41:29
Any ideas where the game can be streamed from tonight? 🙏.


{Ed007's Note - www.hesgoal.com/

1.) 23 Jan 2019 19:56:42
Anybody having problems with the stream?

2.) 23 Jan 2019 21:39:43
I did, watched the first half ok, then froze then lost it completely. 💩.

3.) 23 Jan 2019 21:44:44
YA Unfortunately island celt IT kept stopping. Pain in the arse. Great result on two fronts.

4.) 23 Jan 2019 22:01:35
I ended up watching 2nd half on u tube
Poorer quality but stayed on all the way

Great performance, sinky looks likes he’s going to enjoy playing with weah - some great movement between the two.

Shocking refereeing again.

5.) 23 Jan 2019 22:44:58
Pretty much held its stream for whole match. Few refreshes.

6.) 23 Jan 2019 23:07:27
Usual refereeing mate. let's them get away with dirty tackles until the very end of the game and then hands out a few bookings when he knows it does not matter.

7.) 24 Jan 2019 07:49:57
recently I have found Youtube ok for catching games.
Quality and commentary so-so to crap but fine otherwise (some of the so-called "experts" are a pain to listen to anyway)



02 Jan 2019 17:02:39
What’s peoples opinion on here regarding this window, it’s only early but I think everyone on here presumed after the summer window we would be splashing out a bit, and quite a few have spoken about ready made players who would improve us instantly. With the news that it looks like our forward positions may be filled with a young pretty much untried loan and a forward who before this weekend no one had really heard off. Even their manager has supposedly said he’s a “project “ . I don’t believe that’s what most on here wanted . Some of our signings for the last few windows have been poor and personally I don’t think now is the time to gamble. I appreciate they could turn out great signings for us but I would have thought a possibly bigger name, experienced player would have been more what we needed . What’s everyone else’s opinion?


1.) 02 Jan 2019 17:45:50
The problem is established good quality players now cost more than we can pay both in a fee and wages. A good clear out is required to free up wages and I would hope that would clear the way for established quality to be offered the higher limits of our wage structure if they could be signed pre-contract or out of contract?

2.) 02 Jan 2019 20:35:22
Sign Milner on a pre contract.

3.) 02 Jan 2019 20:38:51
Just because a player is young and hasn’t played in the EPL doesn’t mean they can’t make an instant impact.

I don’t expect us to have a team full of youngsters, we need some experience too. However imagine we spent the £9m on Edouard on a 28-29 year old player instead, we won’t be able to recover that money.

RB Leipzig have a policy about signing players under a certain age, can’t remember off the top of my head. I think that’s a bit extreme but I’d definitely rather we had a majority of 20-24 year olds and a few experienced heads than the other way round. I think that’s the way forward for us personally.

4.) 02 Jan 2019 20:50:09
I’d agree Andy, I’m not 100%sure but Leipzig and Salzburg are signing young players but I’d say they are paying a bit more than we are prepared to pay. (Odsonne apart ) . Also it would seem their scouting dept seems a bit better than ours . They have some top young players there.

5.) 02 Jan 2019 21:33:12
I think those who expect Celtic to sign 3-4 players in their mid 20's and older at approx £5m each are going to be disappointed . The method of getting us our success so far with Brendan, 7 trophies out of 7 domestically will not be changed lightly and why should it, for those who have followed Celtic for over 50 years we have unprecedented success domestically and we should be proud and happy.

6.) 02 Jan 2019 21:53:27
Salzburg record signing is 5million for Dabbur who will go for 4 or 5 times that, Leipzig signed the defender Upamecano for around 10million euro at 18 and now 19 there is talk of him going to Barcelona for 100million euro.

7.) 02 Jan 2019 23:02:59
Good to see you back OMC Angus I agree completely with your post. From some of the ramblings on here you it would be hard to reconcile it with a club who has been so dominant in the last two and a half years.

8.) 02 Jan 2019 23:43:27
Have to laugh when fans moan about unheard of players

How many had heard of Larsson
Lubo, boruc, naka, wanyamma, or big van djyk?

9.) 03 Jan 2019 06:36:56
No one in the above post have moaned about unheard of signings Kev . Everyone would agree with the players you mentioned ( even though at least 3 of them were internationals by the time we signed them ) . But for everyone of the above we have signed a amido Balde etc. My point was with a “project type player “ they can go either way, while maybe we could do with a couple of experienced players but not over the hill . I would say most of our older lads are about to be phased out so we probably need to replace that experience this window, even though I never explained it very well 🙈.

10.) 03 Jan 2019 11:37:04
That’s what happens at every club now because squads are all bigger now. Teams bring in a number of players and a few of them are a success, the rest sit on the sidelines for a year or two and then they move on. Celtic were getting criticism recently for not having adequate cover for the CB position if Boyata and Benkovic were to leave. Now they’re being criticised for having too big a squad. Which one is it guys? You choose!

11.) 03 Jan 2019 13:12:25
All for unearthing players but we need experience too. Especially with most clubs breathing down our necks we need some experience too that'll be up for a title challenge and not wilt under pressure because some of the "raw and one for the future" players would feel the wrath of the fans if they aren't performing on the park.

12.) 03 Jan 2019 15:24:28
I think the way Brendan works, our experience will come from players who have matured as part of the team. Once Broonie and Lustig go, our experienced players will probably be Forrest, Sinky and Griff (and Boyata, if he stays) I doubt BR will buy anyone over 25 year old.



26 Dec 2018 20:38:53
Just want to say well done to the team, we have had a tough start to the year undoubtedly with the transfer window, going out of the champs league and some poor form. But out of all of that, we have qualified from our euro group, won another cup and sit proudly at the top. Potentially 6 points clear with a game in hand come Saturday . Away fixtures every time we have had a midweek euro game, but every time a challenge is put before this team and the management we seem to raise our standard and no one domestically can live with us. Once we get a well earned rest after Saturday, some new players to help with the schedule our dominance will continue. It’s great to be a Tim at the minute.





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14 Feb 2019 20:54:07
I knew before the game Izzy would be a weak link, and the first half has proved so. Gave the ball to them constantly (although not the only one but keeps playing deeper than the rest of the defence, u can’t keep doing that to decent sides. And of these are a changed side, they are still a top side.




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04 Feb 2019 21:29:54
I appreciate a lot of us don’t want to play Boyata, but unfortunately it’s not worked out for Hendry with us. It seems every mistake he makes costs a goal, personally if he was to play and we dropped points a lot of the fans on here would be moaning about playing him. I honestly can’t see a future for Hendry which is a shame as he has pace and a big lad but like I said earlier , every mistake he makes is getting punished. I’d rather play Boyata and win the league, than take a risk just for pride . If we were 10/ 12 points clear I’d say bomb Boyata out as well.




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24 Jan 2019 06:19:20
Very strange really ter, at a time when we seem reluctant to pay for a weak area in right back we manage to find 2 million for another winger that the manager knows nothing about. Who has made this signing? Why are they doing it behind his back? Being slightly pessimistic I’m thinking this could be Brendan’s last season, there seems to be still a bit of disharmony there. I really hope I’m wrong because I can’t see us getting in the same calibre of manager when he does eventually go, and even as a lot of people say his signings haven’t been a success it’s never a good sign when the club starts signing players behind the managers back.




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22 Jan 2019 18:15:02
Haven’t we already signed the players you mentioned?




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21 Jan 2019 15:44:33
I agree with you Kev Bhoy regarding the Norwegian, from the boys I’ve seen he seems to be the better option. With regards to them saying they don’t want to sell, realistically what does that mean nowadays . We didn’t want to sell loads of players but if a buying club puts up the money we and the majority of clubs around all change their mind. If we really wanted him we may have to pay what they want within reason.





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14 Feb 2019 22:48:26
If it’s character jim we are in serious bother then going forward, how do we see any progression in an arena that’s already stacked against us with other teams finances. Nothing can be done for character unfortunately, which means we need to change quite a few of them, to see any change . It’s certainly very frustrating to watch us in Europe for the last few seasons, like you said we can’t seem to pass the ball 10 yards . Most of the sides we play cut through us with consulate ease, at the end of the day all our team tonight were international players.




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14 Feb 2019 21:16:15
This is dreadful, not sure if it’s character, quality or both but as soon as we play in Europe we fall to pieces. Regularly can’t find a teammate, defenders look all over the place. Hardly any shots on goal, people say we are a million miles away from being a champions league team but there’s been hardly any evidence that we are good enough for the Europa.




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11 Feb 2019 15:28:01
Your right Kev it is encouraging, we never seem to spend big on defenders for some reason. ( maybe when we bought Raphael scheidt) that put us off. 😂 but I’m glad if we are now looking to invest in the back line.




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07 Feb 2019 16:32:00
Like a few others on here, I feel Lustig has slowed down a bit too much to keep his place regularly now we have the new lad. I wasn’t at the game last night but by all accounts he had a great game. The problem with Lustig isn’t going forward it’s getting back quickly enough to defend when the play changes quickly. A few teams are actively pinpointing him as a weak link for us . Father Time catches up with all footballers unfortunately, if it didn’t we’d still be playing Danny McGrain.




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03 Feb 2019 16:36:34
Thought everyone done well today, I was a bit worried until we got the first goal but we have a lot of options now going forward. On broony, I mentioned on a post a few weeks back regarding him moving to Australia . Being the competitor he is, I couldn’t see him leaving with the people floating over him, I presume that sort of thing rankles with him and I can’t wait for him to return the favour.