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26 Mar 2018 18:41:10
Guys international break so a little fun to keep us goin.
Celtic team in 3-5 years time without any unknown signings obv.
Ralston Hendry Ajer KT
Koassi Ntcham
Morgan Edouard K Dembelle.

Granted a little license given with Edouard but u could easily put in Roberts too.
Poss signings to add.
And that's hardly any money spent so future looking good and still we have likes of M. Johnston, Aitchison, Hazard etc.
Batter in lol.


1.) 26 Mar 2018 20:20:09
Fail to see why McGinn is sought after by fans on this forum.

We’ve got too many players in our squad that can play the odd decent game, until such times as he is consistently bossing games against the better SPL teams then he should stick with Lenny at Hibs.

2.) 26 Mar 2018 21:17:31
Rayman youve missed out young Karamoka dembele.

3.) 26 Mar 2018 21:27:07
The next set of signings really are key. We need to start looking at proper replacements in attacking positions. Roberts musonda sinky rogic Armstrong all gone by next year. What do you guys think of McKenna at Aberdeen? Would complete our scottish back 4.

4.) 26 Mar 2018 21:59:52
Big Daz the clue is in k dembelle 🤣🤣🤣.

5.) 27 Mar 2018 10:42:43
Got to agree with you kev t. Can't see what all the fuss about Mcginn is.

6.) 28 Mar 2018 19:38:08
I see similarities with McGinn and James McCarthy when he was at Accies. We missed a trick with not signing McCarthy as he flourished on the bigger stage. Would be ideal getting McGinn in next season getting mentored by Broony for a couple of seasons.

7.) 29 Mar 2018 14:17:42
Stevie av been banging on about mcginn for ages ed says there's interest let's hope we get him. broony mcginn and Armstrong if he stays and ntcham what a midfield young mcginn has fairly filled out he's got the aggression we need.



04 Jan 2018 15:31:47
Here is my take on this window, maybe wishful thinking, but you never know.
M. Dembelle 20 million,
Jozo 6 million,
Henderson 0,
Armstrong 4 million,
Plus VVd 7 million,
= £37 million.

Caulker 0
McGinn 3 million + Hendo,
Roberts 6 million,
Morgan 0.3 million,
Hendry 0.5 million,
Musonda loan 1.5 million.

4 potential starters.

Massive profit there and scope for Brendan to make a big signing that I firmly believe he has an eye on.


1.) 04 Jan 2018 15:46:28
There is no way City would let Roberts go for that, they could easily get 4 or 5 times that from another English side.

2.) 04 Jan 2018 16:02:21
@CelticBhoy123 who's going to pay £25-30M for Roberts? You're having a laugh mate.

3.) 04 Jan 2018 17:31:42
Kev fully agree with that also who is going to pay that for Dembele.

4.) 04 Jan 2018 23:44:53
Why the rush to sell one of our best ever strikers . Only a very negative person would think of selling M D just now with injuries and maybe a wee struggle to regain the form of last season . Unless he is demanding a move just now, I would prefer to keep him until at least the summer and hopefully return of his form and maybe a place in the French squad and we could be looking at something nearer double your £20 m .
We need to maximise our sales value of our star players not rush them to the market at the first dip in form . Few if any strikers are in top form all year every year .

5.) 04 Jan 2018 23:33:17
Is Henderson's contract up?

6.) 05 Jan 2018 00:28:16
I think £40m for Dembele is pure fantasy stuff. He'd have to bang in 30 odd goals and win the EL or something to get that kind of offer which still wouldn't happen as he done it in the "pub league" and the "Mickey mouse cup" Got to look at what Richmond Boakye value is as he's had a better season than Dembele so far in a better league. Not sure what his valuation is but it won't be anywhere near £40m.

7.) 07 Jan 2018 17:33:05
I you are not sure what the value of a player is how do u know it isn't near £40m.



05 Aug 2016 19:28:43
Assuming Sinclair deal done then I think a creative midfielder and we are set with also a few out.
There is an argument for a GK but CG is decent enough and Fasan is considered good enough by many to step in if needed, so looking like a good window for us.
With a strike force of Sinclair LG MD and PR that will put smiles on our faces I think.
Also it means that the spine of the team has been strengthened which is what any good manager addresses.


1.) 05 Aug 2016 20:21:32
To me a GK is needed badly, also would like a tough tackling no nonsense midfielder brought in.

2.) 05 Aug 2016 21:11:57
Would you trust fasan or even Gordon in a cl game against quality opposition? I think over the next 2 season we need 2 new GK, but buy one now and put Gordon on the bench.

3.) 05 Aug 2016 21:27:17
Got to agree with chris30. Need a CM who isn't afriad to let himself be known. And btw, if not already know. Flamini was released by the Gunners on a free. 32y and still agressive as ever last i saw him.

4.) 05 Aug 2016 21:29:02
I think we get through this tie mate but I've no seen enough a Fasan and tbh I was never Craig Gordon biggest fan he's made a couple really good saves at times but he's prone to a howler at times its just in he's game still a tough one for me to take when you lose an England international goalkeeper ( England's number 1 in my opinion without being biased lol) and replace him way a guy that been out for some long, would like the lad Worm spurs number 2 no sure if it was Rodgers that signed him for Swansea.

5.) 05 Aug 2016 22:21:56
Rodgers said he wanted another CF i don't know whether that's still the case or not! But I'd love a GK and CM who can take a game by the scruff of the neck!

6.) 05 Aug 2016 23:19:06
Couldn't agree more with chris30 and shugmckie, a hard tackling ball winning midfielder. Flamini wouldn't be the worst shout. There after I think we need a commanding goalie, Gordon is a half decent shot stopper, however is not commanding.

7.) 06 Aug 2016 03:00:34
Bring back the Holy Goalie ;)

8.) 06 Aug 2016 07:12:07
I rather we got an up and coming someone, don't know anything about Sinclair, apart from what I've read, but his career seems to be going in opposite direction.

9.) 06 Aug 2016 08:22:53
the holy goalie was hot and cold also. Remember Begovic goal blunder he was on the other end. Countless times he fluffed it at Celtic also. What about Logan Bailly he was a decent enough keeper I though over Fasan.

10.) 06 Aug 2016 10:16:36
A GK is THE priority now.




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12 Aug 2018 00:36:54
Guys my assessment so far keeping recruitment for later.
As an attacking force we seem to struggle to break teams down a lot esp when they back off (albeit when MD not fit) , this was evident last season too.

Our strike force is never consistent, call me a fool but I always thought strikers were confidence players.

Set pieces: we are woeful at these which is really strange cos not so long ago we were really good, maybe it was due to LG being on the pitch, Boyata too maybe.

Question is what are we doing in training as anybody knows how important set pieces are in todays game.
Midfield for me is clearly good enough for SPFL but i've said for a while now its the MAIN problem in Europe not the defense.
Why? Cos anytime we are up against a superior team they give the ball away and it comes straight back at us time and time again. And if u allow Neymar Messi etc to that freedom u are in trouble. If we keep the ball better the other team has less of the ball and likely to score less.

Brown for me will dominate SPFL again but I see signs he is waining already and maybe McGinn would have helped.
Defense, while they are always criticised its more about the way we play than how good/ bad the players are.
Take Sweden as an eg, obv ML is in that team and they defend well against superior teams cos they don't come out and try to play open football but stay compact and play to their strengths, much like the Hearts game today.

Tactically and this is my main gripe with BR, WHY doesn't he change it up on occasion like today for eg and play to hit on the break.

Not only would it be great practise for Europe but it would confuse the SPFL teams away from home as we certainly have the players and pace to burn to utilise it.

It would also help the defense for Europe as they would be under more pressure and have to stay compact.

Why not invite them on and play like France did for eg a 433 with Forrest MD and OE sitting 40 yards out and sneak the ball and go at SPFL teams we could easily be 3-0 up by half time at a difficult away ground.
Right now every team knows how we play, albeit we will win most cos of superior players we must have alternative options and today was an ideal game.
Also the benefit of these tactics are you cover less ground, saves legs 3 days before a big game.
Also if we defended as a team we would find out how good our defenders really are.
Its no coincidence the best defenders in the world all play for teams that are compact.
Chiellini Godin etc.




10 Aug 2018 16:10:33
Guys I don't think for 1 minute BR is going anywhere, but for the sake of banter if he went tomoz, who would u replace him with?
Lennon? Stubbs? Clarke?



1.) 10 Aug 2018 16:19:11
I’d have Lennon back but let’s hope we don’t need to worry about that! Lol.

{Ed007's Note -


2.) 10 Aug 2018 16:38:54
Rafa benitez.

3.) 10 Aug 2018 16:59:49
Steve Clark, although i hope in future he becomes Scotland Manager. Still gutted ginger pubes got the job.

4.) 10 Aug 2018 17:00:55
He’s going nowhere.

5.) 10 Aug 2018 17:36:13
Wouldn't have Lennon back but Clark is a good shout but only after Brendan has won the 10.

6.) 10 Aug 2018 17:58:25
Can't believe people on here are saying names like Stevie Clark.
It would be a massive step backwards for Rogers.
If Rogers leaves at any time we should be looking at a similar level to replace him.
Or a better level.

7.) 10 Aug 2018 18:44:59
Can't believe you have a different opinion to every celtic fan on earth kev 😂.

8.) 10 Aug 2018 19:07:44
Assistant Manager to Gullit at Newcastle, Assistant Manager to Jose Mourinho and Avram Grant at Chelsea, 1st team Coach under Zola at West Ham, 1st Team Coach under Dalglish at Liverpool, Manager of West Brom finishing 8th their highest finish since 1981, Manager of Reading and takes them to 1st FA cup semi final for 88 years, Assistant Manager to both Di Matteo and Steve Bruce at Aston Villa, Manager of Kilmarnock and they finish 5th. Not that bad Kev, must be well though of in the game.

9.) 10 Aug 2018 20:41:56
Gullit Grant Zola Dalglish? Couldn’t make a manager out the lot of them.

10.) 10 Aug 2018 21:03:09
No but he was still at very high profile clubs and plenty of players said he was an outstanding coach.

11.) 10 Aug 2018 22:47:20
I’m not doubting he’s an excellent coach but ad be looking for a higher calbre than Clark.

12.) 11 Aug 2018 02:40:32
Brendan is going nowhere.



09 Aug 2018 18:30:56
Well here we are guys its official we are in a major slump, what happened u might ask?
Well nothing really oh and we happened to draw a match, goodness me.
Now our manager will go, our transfer policy is a disgrace, we have no youngsters coming thro, biscuit tin mentality is back, defense is a shambles, it goes on and on.
FFS get a grip guys the standards are so high now that a draw is seen as a disaster, as well as not signing anyone that the fans want.
Listen guys in all our unbroken history we have NEVER signed anyone cos it was what the fans wanted.
As soon as the papers put a name up its a case of "sign him sign him" now we know 90% of the names are just made up so chill guys.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 19:00:25
Nice to see some realism instead of knee jerk reactions.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 19:16:22
In the cold light of day, it has to be said that after the invincible season, followed by the double treble, we have never had it so good for many, many years and unfortunately with the fantastic success, comes even more expectation and high hopes.
This was always going to be our toughest opening to a season for ages, with guys away at the WC, four CL qualifiers - starting on July 10th! - and once again, the early season 'injury curse of the Celtic strikers' has raised it's ugly head.
The lack of quality signings was always going to be raised, as BR himself, repeatedly stated we were 'light' on last seasons squad and it has always been his plan to keep improving the team; However, we know that historically, we do our business at the close of these goddam windows and there is still time to add quality - and more importantly don't lose any of our stars tonight
The result last night was a set-back and our away record is not the best, but if we can eliminate errors and repeat the desire and form of the Anderlecht away game - who knows?

3.) 09 Aug 2018 20:49:29
Rayman, it’s not because it was a draw, but probably a mixture of both.
We’ve no given right to win a game, we should have last night but we didn’t and most will take that, nothing to fear in the away leg but again it’ll be tough.
The other part, and it’s expected by a lot of the support but thought things might have changed, is the way the board dealt with Mcginn, he’s no world beater but he was a total snip and the best player outside our team in Scotland.
It’s not because the papers linked him with us but RODGERS wanted him, our manager that’s turned the team round from the mince that we watched with much the same team barring a few signings over 2 seasons!
Mega assets, that will be sold btw lol but that’s ok?
It’s not even pushing the boat out, £3mil max is a total snip!
And anyone that wants to use Edouard as an excuse. we still broke even, still in the black on that deal or it would never have happened either.



18 Jul 2018 22:32:21
The 1 player that I think could change our season and I can't believe I writing this is James Forrest, that boy has come on leaps and bounds.

He is a game changer now and has developed immensely last season and what i've seen already, he is now a confident player.

The best thing is if we had bought him last season for 6m let's say we would be raving about this guy so let's now forget his early years and enjoy his football now.

Prob the best compliment I can pay him is he reminds me of Paul Lambert (not in style) but in the fact that Lambert went away and came back a different player and tho Forrest not been anywhere he caertainly wasn't at the races for a while.

RE Paulo Lamberto as I used to call him, I give u Hames Forrestino lol.


1.) 18 Jul 2018 22:42:06
I've supported Forrest from day one always loved him but in no way can you compare Lambert and Forrest two totally different players.

2.) 18 Jul 2018 23:10:08
Ofcourse their 2 totally different players lol I was meaning their transformation maybe I never worded it right.

3.) 19 Jul 2018 00:18:02
A very good entertaining performance by the 10 men for over 80 mins tonight .
Hard to pick out our star performer tonight . Forrest was really fantastic, his goal was unbelievable, his pace from own penalty area until he got the ball entering the other and controlled finish made a superb goal at any level . Hendry and Ajer at the back were superb . K T played well but such was the excellence around him he didn't stand out like in other games . Ntcham is becoming a new player helped I think by his fellow French players . The twin strike force is improving every game . They are so powerful and link well together as well as linking up with our other attacking players .
McGregor was superb again, he seems to play in so many attackers, in the right place to re start attacks that are breaking down .
The only sad bit was the sending off of Jozo . A strict ref was always likely to issue red for the high but really not dangerous tackle . Ref proved himself far from strict for nearly all the match except when booking Ajer .
He gave us a very soft penalty, I would be happy not to see him ref a Celtic game again.

4.) 19 Jul 2018 07:18:06
The ref was a joke it was never a red card and it was never a penalty. He let there players off with murder. If that's the standard of ref In Romania there refs are way worse than ours. Can we appeal the red card.

5.) 19 Jul 2018 14:23:56
Thought the wee man dropped into the right back position with ease tonight, and didn’t look out of place.



10 Jul 2018 11:26:17
Hi guys hope everybody is well and get well soon Timbo and others.
Soz guys/ ed but this might be a long one cos I am raging and can't believe its not been brought up yet.
WE and many other teams have a very important game tonight indeed arguably our most important of the season simply cos if u don't go through there aren't any more important ones (CL) .

Why am I raging u ask. well there is a wee tournament going on as well u might have noticed called the World cup so how in hell can there be CL qualifiers whilst this goes on?

We lose Lustig, Boyata etc and im sure there are many other teams losing players due to this.

It used to be you lost a player or 2 due to giving them some rest etc but now both tournaments are running at the same time wtf.

When is it going to stop it simply cannot be right, let me ask u this if Real, Bayern, Barcelona etc were losing players in the CL due to the World cup there would be hell to pay they wouldn't stand for it.

Ive stated before I am a big fan of Lawwell but he needs to stand up to UEFA and tell them its totally unacceptable.

Mibi join up with other teams and fight it, take it to court whatever needs to be done cos its just not right.

If I had said 10 years ago we would be playing a CL qualifier during a world cup u would think I was off my head lol.
Whats your thoughts guys?


1.) 10 Jul 2018 12:29:25

I agree with you but Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern would NEVER find themselves in that situation as they are literally straight into the Champions League barring a minor miracle of them finishing lower than 4th in their respective leagues. As this will never happen to the Big Boys then UEFA won’t give a stuff.

Don’t worry we are earning £6500 a day for Boyata being at the World Cup so the £300k we earn for him being away will cover the £30 million we could lose by him not being in our defence for the first few qualifiers. These qualifiers are too important for us to be missing 3 of our regular starters (Rogic, Lustig and Boyata) without suitable replacements.

2.) 10 Jul 2018 13:42:22
As a club we are World renowned, but we are based in a footballing backwater where our domestic opponents 'fortnight breaks' in Europe each year make us a footballing joke and obliterate our coefficient.
Wherein we have no clout or influence and probably little support or sympathy due to the state of our national league thanks to many years of corruption, lack of integrity and incompetence.
Obviously the whole situation stinks to high heaven, where repeat champions with sole European pedigree have to play 4 qualifiers and I wonder if our Association would be so mute if it wasn't Celtic?




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28 Mar 2018 13:57:14
Ed, Packie def had 1 at Dublin what a weekend that was lol.
All the busses got an armed patrol off the ferry.




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03 Mar 2018 08:32:27
The SFA have nothing to do with SPFL fixtures.




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01 Feb 2018 14:44:15
Tesla, or maybe just maybe BR won't shell out for players who won't improve our team, and u also forget there is a real possibility we could be spending 12-15m in the summer with Roberts and Eddy so mibi we keepin it for that.




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01 Feb 2018 14:44:15
Tesla, or maybe just maybe BR won't shell out for players who won't improve our team, and u also forget there is a real possibility we could be spending 12-15m in the summer with Roberts and Eddy so mibi we keepin it for that.




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31 Jan 2018 23:20:38
Tesla I think u missed my point, I was referring to the sevco fans.





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20 Aug 2018 20:34:56
And so he should tim its an embarrassment our top flight has these pitches.
Have u ever seen a good game on them cos i havent.




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15 Aug 2018 21:25:46
Guys a couple of years ago if i had told u we would win double treble be in CL 2 out of 3 u would have snapped my hands off. We are gutted but let's have some perspective.




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10 Aug 2018 15:43:09
Jamie shame on u. Mick dundee was crocodile dundee. Hang your head in shame to one of the great films of all time lol. 😁.




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09 Aug 2018 17:35:57
MP u really are the profit of doom lol.




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08 Aug 2018 23:44:32
How anyone can be upset about a player who clearly cannot get in our first team is beyond me.
They line up to have a dig after dig at the board, this is after they have spouted we only want players who can walk into our team.
The players will come believe me, maybe not the ones you want but then again YOU are not the Celtic manager.
As for the CH debate well we have bought them ( Hendry Commper recently) they may not be there yet but we can't keep buying CHs cos you want to.
I would have thought a RB would be more in line with what we need.