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15 Oct 2018 12:29:53
OK guys here are some "titbits" my pal told me last night.
First, a wee disclaimer, even though Brendan kindly sat down with my pal and his friend he is NOT the type of guy to say anything disparaging about anyone on the current board, this is an account of my friend's take on the conversation and what Brendan DID NOT SAY.
My Tim pal got the clear impression that if a serious offer from England had come in the summer, Brendan would have thought seriously about it.
Our manager reiterated he got on with Lawwell "most of the time" (read into that what you will) My friend got the impression it was Bankier that Rodgers was not on the same wavelength as, Bankier has a financial background and counts success by a healthy bank balance.
Obviously our manager did not say anything else on that subject, it was my pal's reading between the lines here.
Brendan was happier talking about the playing side of things and told my friend this.
On Lustig, Rodgers likes him both as a person and a player, but hinted he was coming to the end of his time as a regular in the team.
On Tierney, our manager positively purred talking about Kieran and said he could go and play in any big team in the world, and that he was lucky to have him at Celtic Park.
On Brown similar to Lustig, in that he knows Broonie cannot go on forever, which is why McGinn was targeted. The manager reckons that not playing international games has added about 2/ 3 years to Brown at the top level.
My friend told me more, but I know people hate overly long posts, so I will finish now but will just add, both the guys who met with Brendan are genuine and would not just make up stories, as you can tell by this account, my friend was careful what he told me. I have his permission to relay some of this on here. I am 100% certain what he said was a truthful account.
I am also aware some on here will not believe this and put it down as another "Timalloy tall tale" make of it what you will, all I will say is talking to my pal last night it has filled me with confidence going forward these next few months.


1.) 15 Oct 2018 12:56:01
Interesting Tim. I'm hoping that the disappointing summer window together with the rumours about dembele and mcginn and other targets we never got in will ensure we get a couple of quality players in either in January or next summer. Did your friend get any hints of this?

2.) 15 Oct 2018 13:12:18
@Henrik, my pal has just texted me saying I was "too diplomatic" he has given me permission to divulge some more things on Scottish referees, Scottish football reporters, Alex McLeish, his thoughts on the current managers in the SPFL AND plans for the future.
It is up to you guys, if you think it is worth posting I will post more. The stuff he told me on reporters and refs is worth a read on it's own.

3.) 15 Oct 2018 13:40:33
Timalloy i don't doubt you. But, Lustig although lovable is done at RB; Tierney is class; Brown won't last forever but quitting Scotland will enhance his club career;the board love bank sheets more than football. It's great of you to share info but most on here have already said this stuff. Was there anything more exclusive in the unedited post?

4.) 15 Oct 2018 14:26:08
Go for it Tim think most on here would be interested on what you have to say.

5.) 15 Oct 2018 16:11:42
Don’t believe any part of your post.

6.) 15 Oct 2018 17:50:41
Iceman come on pal come off the fence, don't be so ambiguous lol.

7.) 15 Oct 2018 18:58:59
Come on Tim, tell us more.

8.) 15 Oct 2018 18:59:41
I should rephrase that Tim I’m not suggesting you’ve made it up but I’m not convinced BR would be so open to your (and his pals) when discussing his players. BR is a wise man he knows how to play the game. So to reiterate I don’t believe any part of your post 😂.

9.) 15 Oct 2018 19:12:20
@Iceman read my posts again, Brendan was very cautious in what he said, it was my friend reading between the lines and judging his tone and body language.

10.) 15 Oct 2018 19:17:54
Come on Tim you are rippin our knitting. Get it tell pal.

11.) 15 Oct 2018 23:23:34
Spit it out man. Are you angling for a serial or book. If you have info let it go. We can judge you retrospectively. as we all are.

12.) 16 Oct 2018 01:29:18
I always look forward to your stories Tim. Keep them coming.



18 Sep 2018 17:01:11
Just got our 3 game ticket package yesterday, don't know how true this is, but heard a rumour tickets going slowly for Rosenburg game with only just over 40,000 sold. Club now doing individual tickets now as well because of this.


1.) 18 Sep 2018 17:37:12
Can't be true Timalley we have the best fans in the world and surely that has to be more than 40,000.

2.) 18 Sep 2018 18:21:35
2015/ 16 last time in Europa. Lowest was 37000 highest 47000. So 40000 Plus against a team we have faced a lot. Is probably about correct.

3.) 18 Sep 2018 19:28:08
It does irritate me that if this was CL at £110 per package every game would be 60,000 sell out. Where do these missing 15-20,000 supporters go on EL nights? I've said it before you get a lot of tourists at CL nights at CP. Why pay £110 for a CL package but not £72 for EL? . This is not aimed at people who can't make games for financial or health reasons, just the part timers who only turn up for the glamour games.

4.) 18 Sep 2018 20:24:00

I think you get your hardcore types that go to games regardless of results and performance

Then you have the group who want entertainment and stay away if it’s not there

Then there’s the fans that can’t afford it or get away from work etc.

5.) 18 Sep 2018 20:43:07
Maybe people are getting fed up with the fact we've are selling players and not replacing them appropriately for there hard earned money.

6.) 18 Sep 2018 22:11:54
No surprise, if board showed ambition fans would back it, support takes its lead from decisions made by club.

7.) 18 Sep 2018 22:15:17
Just looked at teams and results from CL tonight modest ambition would get us complete if with a lot of these teams.

8.) 18 Sep 2018 22:54:03
@Big Daz, if we had qualified for CL this year and went into it with the squad we have at the moment all games would be sell outs and all 3 match packages sold out, so to say fans are not turning up for the EL is because of lack of transfer activity is not true.

9.) 19 Sep 2018 08:42:15
Stevie, if we were in Cl with this squad we'd be lucky to end up with 3 or 4 points in total. HH.

10.) 19 Sep 2018 09:48:34
Aye but 60,000 would turn up every game to see us scrape 3 or 4 pts. Is it beneath the CL snobs to support the team in EL?

11.) 19 Sep 2018 10:27:58
I’m gutted new job means can’t get thursdays off first euro campaign il miss in a long time 😢.

12.) 19 Sep 2018 11:02:31
Thats a my point Stevie. It's all ifs and buts. The fans are aloud to react if we are not happy. Ps I'm not talking about me by the way I'm just speaking my opinion on why people aren't going.

13.) 19 Sep 2018 11:54:10
Nay luck Welshy, genuine excuse tho You've been pardoned😂😂 @Big Daz bet those same unhappy fans would have dragged their arses along to CP if we had a CL tie against Real Madrid.

14.) 19 Sep 2018 12:40:22
How about long distance fans that are not able or prepared to travel on Thursday and Sunday and therefore have to choose.

Not everyone is on the doorstep.

15.) 20 Sep 2018 16:43:03
People are fed up shelling out when the club don’t. That’s it.

16.) 21 Sep 2018 09:15:22
I’ve hardly missed a home game in the last 7 years.
I’m one of the handful who attended raith rovers in the first rounds of the league cup, and the draw with Arbroath in the Scottish cup. But I’m staying away from the EL games because the board have screwed the fans over in this window. They won’t spend the money to get us into the CL, but expect us to spend money now we’re in the EL.



16 Aug 2018 15:10:43
Just to cheer you all up.
Apparently we are trying to flog Dembele for £13.5m to Marseille because we are not in CL now.
Yes £13.5m would buy his RIGHT TOE lol.


1.) 16 Aug 2018 15:40:02
Who could we replace him with short term?

2.) 16 Aug 2018 15:43:07
It won't happen. We are all rightly annoyed with the current transfer schananagins but i don't think PL has a death wish.

3.) 16 Aug 2018 17:40:10
We are not trying to flog him for £13.5m. They are going to offer £13.5m. Big difference.

4.) 16 Aug 2018 18:29:34
It still amazes me how people can read reports saying a team is ready to offer X amount for one of our players and it gets gets turned around into a story stating "we are trying to flog our player"
People really need to stop believing the rubbish that is posted online or in the SMSM.

5.) 16 Aug 2018 18:38:27
If they up it to 20 I’d sell him. He’s awesome when fit but he’s so injury prone.

6.) 16 Aug 2018 18:46:03
Been staying pretty Fonzie so far, or trying, but if Dembele is let go for twice that I'd be Howard Beale in Network.



21 May 2018 12:33:34
I see we are going back to Austria for pre season, same as last season, first game on 27th June, then over to Dublin to play Shamrock Rovers on 7th July, same as last season.
Hopefully another TREBLE, same as last 2 seasons hail hail.


1.) 21 May 2018 13:44:21
Big fan of the high altitude training. Ok, the wee hoops didn't finish too high but it's a good gear towards the level of opponent we might face in the first qualifiers. There'll be a couple 'glamour friendlies' (if there's such a thing) i'd imagine to get a bit of gate money. But i'm glad there isn't plans to drag us over to the states or somewhere for the sake of an extra million. I think focusing on what the team needs is not only best for the team, but better for the coffers in the mid term with CL qualification on the horizon.

2.) 21 May 2018 14:50:44
*not the wee hoops some sort of Freudian slip there.

3.) 21 May 2018 21:18:15
When is the first champion's league qualifying game?

{Ed007's Note - The draw's on the 19th June with games being played 10/11 July 2018 and 17/18 July.}



20 May 2018 16:36:17
Do you know how much truth is in the rumour that we are actively trying to sign Abel Hernandez from Hull, being realistic I think we would struggle to match wages wanted from him, especially if an EPL club want him.


1.) 21 May 2018 11:02:57
Truth and rumour in the same sentence? :)

2.) 21 May 2018 11:03:11
I can't see it Tim. He wouldn't get in the side ahead of Dembele for a start. I'd also rather sign Edouard permanently as a back up/ future replacement to Dembele.




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15 Oct 2018 17:38:00
I do not use the terms "respected journalist" and "the Times" in the same sentence.
But this is THE TIMES (not the comic Evening Times from Glasgow") and NOT ANY "journalist" employed by that rag.
No the respected journalist is Martin Ziegler who reported "ENGLISH fans causing trouble in Seville" on hearing other English journalists trying to excuse it by saying over 2,000 fans travelled, "you are bound to get a few drunken idiots" Mr Ziegler replied "I was in Seville in 2003, and witnessed 80,000 Celtic fans having a drink but ZERO TROUBLE".


1.) 16 Oct 2018 22:08:34
Come on Tim, surely he meant 8 million Celtic fans.



15 Oct 2018 16:13:54
My friends meeting with Brendan Part 2

First of all for the likes of Jimtim etc, I was being diplomatic, yes most fans knew what the manager was saying to my friend, he was hardly going to give a warts and all interview to a fan, albeit one he knew. But he opened up on these things, most are "no name no pack drill" to protect their identity.
My pal asked about his relationship with the Scottish press and was told by our manager that he quickly got to know the trustworthy ones. He chuckled as he told this story. At a scheduled press conference, he asked two of the known sevco pressmen to come a bit earlier and "he might have something for them" when they duly appeared, he walked past them both with a rival reporter, who was a bit more trustworthy and gave him a 15 minute interview, then came out and told the other two "sorry boys HE GOT HERE EARLIER" and walked away smiling. Winking to my pal, he said "something I learned from stories about Big Jock Stein"
Apparently he thinks the standard of manager in the SPFL is top notch and is proud so many Northern Irish bosses are up here. He also rated Steve Clark and Jack Ross highly, when asked about Stevie boy, he smiled and said "I was talking about GOOD MANAGERS"
When my pal tried to get him to name the referees he disliked, he was more reticent but told a story of one referee, who after another typical closed eye performance, approached Rodgers who simply said "you have just confirmed everything I heard about your refereeing"
My friend did get one wee insight from Brendan when asked about possible signings, he shrugged his shoulders and said "myself and our scouting guys have given some names to the board, but "WE ALSO DID THAT IN THE SUMMER" But then added with another wink, "this time I am more confident of players coming in" (My friend read between the lines here meaning thanks to Dermot Desmond)
Brendan then surprised my pal by saying, "I have to take some blame also for making my fair share of signing mistakes" (again reading between the lines my friend thought of Commper and Musonda)
In finishing, my friend came away thinking that Brendan would be here for 10 in a row, IF he is given proper backing. My own thoughts as a Celtic fan, are that things look to be back on an even keel at the club, and wait and see what positive developments are made and which players we sign and what players we let go. , in Brendan we Trust.


1.) 15 Oct 2018 17:05:11
Great Insight Tim and things looking good by the sounds of it.

2.) 15 Oct 2018 17:14:45
About 8 or 9 should be going in January. A CH is a priority for Boyata leaving in January. I would let Alan, Benyu, DDV, Compper, Hazard, Hayes, Kouassi, Gamboa and Ralston leave. Bring in another CH a RB and a box to box midfielder.

3.) 15 Oct 2018 19:28:50
Sorry Tim, a was looking on rumours page. Good post.

4.) 15 Oct 2018 19:38:22
Can't complain with half them players leaving but maybe say Hazard, Ralston and Kouassi leave as a loan. As mentioned can see us splashing the cash to get in Powell who can cover both ST and CAM. RB and CB priority, Money needing spent not loans. Possibly a LW (loan) if Arzani is sent back to Citeh.

5.) 17 Oct 2018 08:28:47
Can’t believe people are believing this nonsense.



14 Oct 2018 12:10:05
One of my big Tim Pals, now resident in England, Reading to be precise is up in Glasgow for a few days and has asked me to join him at Hampden today, we both thought we would see Ronaldo in the flesh but alas not. I am not a fan of numptie McLeish but looking forward to seeing young Hendry and maybe Christie today as well as seeing how McGinn copes against top class players.
Also a wee heads up, him and his friend a youth coach for 20 years met Brendan Rodgers last week "for a wee chat" both know Brendan from their Reading days. He teased me by saying "he had some nice titbits of information" to give me about Brendan. My Tim pal is not prone to boasting or exaggeration so I am looking forward to hear what he has to say, and will maybe post some info tomorrow, (tonight will be a pub night after the match, probably to drown our Scottish sorrows lol)


1.) 14 Oct 2018 12:16:23
Hope it's to do with new players Tim the Jan window massive for us if we want to keep dominating.

2.) 14 Oct 2018 13:50:18
Aye it was on a Sky Sports screen Tim. cannot argue with that. Now that I think about it, see when you take away Tierney’s positioning, awareness, burst of pace, ability to pick a pass time a tackle and provide an assist all you have left is an amazingly fit athlete who would run through brick walls if his manager asked him too. Really wish we’d brought in someone world class like Wallace instead 😂.

3.) 14 Oct 2018 19:25:40
Responded to wrong post meant for Tiny rather than yourself. Hope you’re well Mr Malloy.

4.) 14 Oct 2018 23:35:30
So what was the titbits then.

5.) 15 Oct 2018 01:09:10
Diamond Dolls. 😂.



13 Oct 2018 12:02:26
With no proper footie on today, I will be watching the racing at Newmarket and York on the telly.
Going to put up 3 biggish each way horses and a couple of favourites to balance things up.
Newmarket 3.40 The Glasgow Warrior 25/ 1 ( go with bookmaker paying 7/ 8 places)
York 3.15 Brian the Snail 20/ 1 (some bookies paying 6 places)
York 5.35 Multelle 16/ 1 (go with bookmaker paying 5 places)

The 2 short priced favourites which have a decent chance are
Newmarket 1.50 Sydney Opera House 6/ 4
Newmarket 3.00 Too Darn Hot 4/ 5.


1.) 13 Oct 2018 14:25:28
Tim, I think To Darn Hot might not have it all is own way, the ground is drying very quick and I think he will drift.
You might want to take a look at No 7, Archie's Lad in the 3.50. York, a friend of mine has a little interest in it and says e/ w is a decent bet,8/ 1 now.



10 Oct 2018 12:37:30
It seems our "impartial" press are going all guns blazing on wee Griffiths for pulling out of the national squad.
Did you also know that a Mr K Lafferty withdrew from the Northern Ireland squad also on Sunday, but there is ZERO on this.
At least Griffiths gave his reasons, big Laughatme, like all sevconians before him, just simply withdrew.


{Ed007's Note - LG should have said the Green Brigade had contacted him and asked him not to play against Israel to show support to the Palestinian people - that would have went down well.}

1.) 10 Oct 2018 13:27:16
Why would the Scottish media report on a Northern Irish player? I personally only care about Scotland and who or who may not be in the squad. I'm sure the Irish press will have headlines on laffs and not LG, honestly man!

2.) 10 Oct 2018 13:29:30
There has always been anti-Celtic biased and mischief makers among the hun-loving media, but I honestly think it has got ten times worse since their new club TRIFC was formed in 2012; especially since BRs arrival has elevated Celtic to a level they can never equal.
They remain deluded in denial and the whole thing is deflective.
Having went through a cart load of managers and a conveyor belt of journeymen and misfit: they lie 6th in the SPL and have failed to beat Celtic in twelve attempts, but let's not talk about that.

3.) 10 Oct 2018 22:18:01
Agree wholeheartedly OAB but I can’t ever remember it being as bad as it is this year. They have taken it to new levels since Slippy G arrived. It’s got me wondering if it’s a last roll of the dice for King and Sevco?




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15 Oct 2018 19:12:20
@Iceman read my posts again, Brendan was very cautious in what he said, it was my friend reading between the lines and judging his tone and body language.




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15 Oct 2018 17:50:41
Iceman come on pal come off the fence, don't be so ambiguous lol.




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15 Oct 2018 13:12:18
@Henrik, my pal has just texted me saying I was "too diplomatic" he has given me permission to divulge some more things on Scottish referees, Scottish football reporters, Alex McLeish, his thoughts on the current managers in the SPFL AND plans for the future.
It is up to you guys, if you think it is worth posting I will post more. The stuff he told me on reporters and refs is worth a read on it's own.




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23 Sep 2018 17:06:59
Good post Bhampot. As the song goes "We are Celtic supporters, faithful through and through"
Get behind the team until January and hope Lawwell releases cash for Brendan.




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17 Sep 2018 17:38:15
@Mally read that over the weekend £5m mentioned as boy in final year of his contract, I believe Celtic looked at him a couple of years ago.
Also what about big Fraser Forster, he is out of the picture at Southampton and also in last year of contract.
Would people like to see him back between the posts at Celtic Park.





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11 Oct 2018 18:58:09
Mally the headlines tomorrow are already written
"Villa SNUB Brendan Rodgers" lol.




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24 Sep 2018 15:07:48
@henrik avoid any place with storage heaters as ED007 says, also with these older un renovated houses the amount of work needed doing is prohibitive, just installing central heating alone will cost upwards of £3k depending on size of house.
My advice is keep looking.




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24 Sep 2018 10:11:02
I meant to add also, it is time for us the fans to get more involved, email, write to Lawwell, Bankier and Dermot Desmond about our unhappiness about the handling of the playing side of things.
Green Brigade, get your paint out, and make banners telling Board how fed up we are of them.
If nothing changes, DO NOT BUY club merchandise including new strips, Board will soon get the message when the cash stops flowing in.




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21 Sep 2018 19:39:24
@kev a SENSIBLE person would have covered his losses but er ahem, NOT TIM Doh.




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21 Sep 2018 18:29:11
@McGarvey they will be calling me gullible after today lol.