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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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11 Mar 2018 23:23:41
Guys great result today and GIRUY sevvies.
DEFENSE jeezo where do I start, nah feck it I won't go there, needless to say for me our defense now should be Ralston, Hendry, Ajer, KT.
Young to say the least but throw in an experienced player now and again to help.
Yes they will make mistakes but let them grow together and see what happens, can't be worse than it is now and all are comfortable on the ball too.


1.) 12 Mar 2018 02:01:04
Rayman, I could have played better than Boyata today, bearing in mind I'm nearly eighteen stone and by that time was on my 3rd Stella, tucking into a sausage roll and having a dump! Why does our manager not show some faith in our young defenders? They were more than capable of seeing off the Buffalo and Candyass. (or is that Windyass) ?
They brought in Jack Hendry to do a job, let him I say. Boyata getting some stick today but to be fair, may have been rushed back too soon. Jozo on the other hand, has no excuse. Looked shaky up until he was carded off. He could be on his way this summer, he's not looking interested.
Got to say though, our Capitan, El Broony, this guy is becoming legendary in the Hoops. He talks the talk and certainly walks it. By far, the best player in Scotland this season.
Happy with the whole game today, it was one of the better ones and all credit to Zombie FC for trying.

2.) 12 Mar 2018 07:10:25
Good shout Ray was saying that last night.

3.) 12 Mar 2018 07:49:18
BIG RAB. You really should not eat on the toilet big man.

4.) 12 Mar 2018 09:09:09
That was a great win, especially with ten men for the second half. They put up a better fight, but as well as laughing our arses off at them, we need to accept they only made a game of it through the complete incompetence of our defence. Both of their goals we gifted.

Rogers, surely now, will address the area of our biggest weakness in the team. It’s not just in Europe they come up short. If we sort that then humiliating defeats in Europe will be a thing of the past and we will be untouchable at home.

I totally believed we would win yesterday. To be caught by a team of journeymen and loanees is unacceptable. Every single time Boyata was involved in any play, our hearts stopped. Simo not much better. Ajer playing right back was a risk too.

Everybody knows our defence can be got at. That’s not on. From mid to front they cannot live with us. We level the playing field by having a defence that takes generosity to eye watering levels. How long will it take for the club to accept money has to be spent on defenders who are ready to go straight into the team?

I thought it would be addressed in January. Yesterday’s defensive blunders should hammer the need home. Hopefully for Brendan, it’s fifth time lucky. It needs to be.

The performance of Broony, again, was a joy to watch. A true Celtic legendary captain. He drove us on, made up for defensive frailties and inspired his team to fight.

Give him a defence behind him and allow him to take his team into the CL with confidence that if we lose, it won’t be self inflicted. He deserves that. We all do. Get it done Brendan.



04 Feb 2018 23:28:24
Guys 2 words why we been inconsistent this season compared to last.
Leigh Griffiths.


1.) 05 Feb 2018 08:38:18
What about moussa dembelle 2 words or Patrick Roberts 2 words or Stuart Armstrong 2 words or the best one predictable passing. There's numerous reasons why this season isn't as fluent as last year.

2.) 05 Feb 2018 08:38:30
No one has improved except for Ntcham, Ajer and Forrest. The rest have stalled with some losing form in key areas. Griff too hadn’t been at his usual lethal level.

I thought we had turned the corner against Hearts. See what thought done?

Two cup games coming up. Both looking like formalities.
However, regain the form against hearts with same lineup or Musonda for Forrest and we have a small chance against Zenit. Anything anywhere near the performance on Saturday and it will be a long night.

If only it was just Griff, but it ain’t.

3.) 05 Feb 2018 10:02:42
Magicpole why drop forrest. As you said he's one of very few improvements this year and in my opinion our best player this season?
I am a fan of Sinclair but ad drop him before Forrest at the moment.

4.) 05 Feb 2018 13:48:32
Sinclair didn’t start against Hearts. Of those that did I would replace Forrest with Musonda. Forrest’s form has returned to Forrest’s form the last few games. A wee rest may be good to give him something to think about regarding keeping a place. Sincy shouldn’t start either.



14 Dec 2017 15:21:46
Well I think that's our left back problem sorted McGregor was outstanding there last night.




27 Nov 2017 13:22:45
Another trophy well done the hoops, guys a liitle disappointed tho not 1 mention of Gordons save at 1-0 a great reaction save and a game changer.
He gets pelters on here when he makes a mistake so let's praise him when we shud.
So in the immortal words of Delia Smith "lets be havin ye" lol.


1.) 27 Nov 2017 13:38:34
Rayman you've obviously not read all the comments from yesterday because myself and several others have all commented on the save from gordon.

2.) 28 Nov 2017 07:50:35
It was a belter n it came about 15 seconds after ma mate was slaughtering him for his slow reactions hahaha.



23 Nov 2017 15:53:19
There is a saying in life "you get what u pay for", nothing could be more true regarding the CL.
It has now gone to different levels for me, Bayern, PSG. Barca, Real are on different planets to ALL other teams including Man City Juve Man Utd etc and they are spending 100s of millions.
Then there is the next level which would include the above with maybe a Monaco Chelsea, Spurs, Dortmund, Napoli etc.
Then there is teams who we are expected to compete against like Zenit, Benfica, Donetsk, Seville, Milan I could go on, but even these teams are spending 80-100m.
How do we compete against that.
I not moaning guys just putting out the reality of the situation. For me at the minute getting in the CL is a trophy for us cos we have literally no chance of qualifying unless we get real lucky.
Nobody likes getting gubbed but does it benefit us? that's a big YES from me cos not being there is much much worse believe me.
So I would ask stop dissecting our defeats to the likes of PSG etc and concentrate on what we CAN do.


1.) 23 Nov 2017 16:59:41
First of all Man City are better than Real and Bayern (who are really poor at the moment) and are possibly the best team in the world at the moment.

Secondly a Martin O'Neill, Gordon Strachan or Neil Lennon would not be embarrassed like that in Europe. I don't think Celtic should be beating teams like this but they shouldn't be shipping 12 goals in to games. Look at PSG's results in the league against Montpellier or Dijon who they've beaten 2-1 and 2-0.

One win in 11 CL group games isn't good enough for Celtic and is worse than O'Neill, Strachan and Lennon.

2.) 23 Nov 2017 17:02:42
I agree rayman and the financial reward helps us a lot along with a good chance of 3rd place. its just reality.

3.) 23 Nov 2017 17:47:40
Should be renamed 'who's the richest' league because three of the teams mentioned there Barcelona Manchester City and PSG aren't even champions but are all loaded. To get remotely near these teams we need luck on our side because for all I thought SIMUNOVIC and Boyata were horrendous last night . who are we going to buy or afford that would have stopped that? Said before domestic dominance is our bread and butter. How much longer can we continue to ship goals galore before becoming a laughing stock in europe.

4.) 23 Nov 2017 17:52:52
C bear I know you've probably lost track of modern day CL football, but i can tell you the financial gulf now compared to O'Neils Strachans or Lennons day is huge. We could compete better then because we weren't being outspent so hugely back then. PSG had a player on the bench last night that cost roughly twice what the whole Celtic starting 11 cost to assemble. I noticed you hand picked 2 of PSG's worst results of the season ( which they still won) rather than the multiple hidings they've handed out.

5.) 23 Nov 2017 18:01:43
Who did they have on the bench worth 100 million? Financial gulf is no different than Dijon v PSG. I think the players values have now become vastly inflated recently but in not sure the gulf is that different between lennons side and Rodgers team.

6.) 23 Nov 2017 18:19:52
They didn't have anyone on the bench worth 100 million but they had Di Maria who cost 46 million and the Celtic team last night cost roughly 20 million.

7.) 23 Nov 2017 19:27:02
Great Post Rayman99,
While I’m extremely disappointed by the result last night, our target was to qualify for the Europa League/ Cup. We are on course to do that providing we don’t balls it up.
I’m not one who likes to criticise any Celtic Player as I always try to back the Team. But there’s a first time for everything. Hopefully the performance last night shows Brendan must strengthen the Defence. At the moment Boyata and Jozo are good for the Scottish League but the CL is a completely different matter.
This is where the problem lies, we could go out and buy 2 new CB in Jan for say £5m each. We might improve but can we honestly say this will make the difference in the CL?
Getting to the Group Stages is a major achievement but I feel the Europa is our level at the moment.
We just need to hope we’ll learn from this and try to make our Defence a more solid unit, which will take time.
Oh well, looking forward to Sunday. I’m going as my daughter gave me a hard time and basically said we’re going to Hampdump.
We have dreams and songs to sing! 🍀🍀.

8.) 23 Nov 2017 23:20:33
The above posts made me think of the serenity prayer - "Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change and the wisdom to know the difference" I think its fair to say that in the present world Celtic are not going to compete with the PSG's of this world because of the money that have available to them. Of course anything can happen and we will occasionally get a result just a Progres did against the best team in the universe but realistically I think we have to accept that PSG are on a different planet so what do we need the courage to change and perhaps that means that on occasion we need to play with "catenaccio" style of Giovanni Trapatoni's teams. I will however not presume to have the wisdom to know the difference so I will leave that up to Brendan. Anyway a cup on Sunday should help to ease the pain. COYBIG.

9.) 24 Nov 2017 09:36:57
C-bear85 I guess you forgot Barcelona skelped Lennons side 6-1 and strachan lost 5-0 to a team of nobody's in his first season.

10.) 24 Nov 2017 09:54:42
So are we saying that because two £5m defenders that won't make a difference in the CL? Of course it would. What's the alternative? We just say what's the point?

Improving us defensively is vital. If we improve defensively for the CL we increase the likelihood of domestic domination and access to the money.

Four of the goals were defensive balls ups. We need to address this and a keeper is also a must.

Putting us in a position to win 3rd place every year and post Christmas participation, should be our goal and in order for that to be remotely possible means the defence needs gutted.

I thought we threatened them well at times. But when your defence gifts four goals it's too much to overcome. Changes needed to be made in the summer. That it was'nt worries me. This result will be looked back on as a pivotal moment like the semi defeat to Rangers. Everybody knows what needs to be done. There is no hiding place now, sufs in the street know it and I believe Rogers will sort it.

11.) 24 Nov 2017 13:10:52
Magicpole I didn't say spending won't make a difference. You would hope it does but there's no guarantee.
Just look at the money Everton have spend and where are they?
I hope that with good coaching and with our World wide Scouting system we'll pick up a couple of CB gems at a affordable price.

12.) 25 Nov 2017 08:05:25
Who was the manager when Barcelona beat us 6-0, a few years ago?




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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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04 Jun 2018 21:18:02
Christie will not be a revelation as he will not get in the team, he is simply not good enough.




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03 May 2018 11:38:23
Mibi we could get that top class German keeper for Bayern, Ulreich I think his name is.
Can u imagine if CG made that mistake lol.




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25 Apr 2018 14:31:21
I said at last window it will be really difficult to improve what we have, if u take away any first team player and try to replace with better its going to cost a fortune.
Yes there are bargains out there Naka, Lubo, Vic, VVD, but they are extremely hard to find and every club out there is looking for these players too.
So its not an easy job for BR and the team but I still confident they can find someone of quality and I'm pretty sure we won't have heard of him.




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25 Apr 2018 14:25:52
Salad is a toss, sorry timbo beat u to it lol.




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25 Apr 2018 14:23:19
FGJ u have gave the gig away, are u indeed Archie MacPherson only he can come up wi a word like obsfuscation lol.
Or will u avoid the question.