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29 Nov 2023 15:04:14
Bit of a pointless rant here, but I’m a bit sickened right now. As the European hangover dissipates, I think it’s already time to reflect on the journey.

The fact is we’re not good enough right now. Last year we went toe to toe with Madrid for a bit, and this year we’ve gone toe to toe with pretty much every team only really being beaten by dodgy pens and red cards. That said, this year we’ve seldom looked like getting the full 3 points in any game. So where do we go from here? Surely we strengthen!

If you ask me we need 5 or 6 players. In a dream world how do we get them? In my opinion we spend 4 or 5 million pounds per player and get some real quality. We show ambition and bring in players who can change a game. Maybe we even find some fringe or youth players at top clubs, and bring them in with an option to buy. That model has worked well for us in the past as we can kick out the dross and ensure we’re buying quality.

What’s the problem then? The problem is finding the money. We’re going into a new transfer window and we need money. We’ve just brought in $25m for Jota 6 months ago and still have Scott Bain, Ralston and Mikey Johnstone in the squad. Taylor should’ve fighting for a place, not guaranteed it and that pretty much goes for every position. We’re not going to get 25m this summer, so the window we just had will likely be better than what’s coming up next. How is that even possible?

Unless the board finally back the team (not just the manager) then it’s game over. The fans are divided, frustrated and quite frankly feel cheated. To pay all that money to go to Italy and see Forrest in the starting lineup must have felt like a slap in the face to many supporters. I really feel the club is close to meltdown. 2 more performances like Sunday and there’ll be massive revolt. We don’t deserve to be in this place. We don’t need to be in this place. And tbh for a club as successful as ours and the gap so large in recent years you’d have to try very hard to get to this place. 25m for a single player, record turnovers, automatic CL qualification and this is the squad we have? It’s not a question of where did it go wrong or how did it go wrong… the question is, why have they let it go wrong?

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29 Nov 2023 15:22:52
I reckon it’s because Celtic won’t pay the wages.

If a player today costs at least £5 Million, he will probably demand at least a £35K a week salary and Celtic refuse to pay those wages.

And I believe that’s why Celtic have regressed.

We only need to look at the latest Ibrox club, who are skint and yet they pay their players better wages.

29 Nov 2023 16:34:53
That's a big part of the problem buzz . here2mcstay. don't think we need 4/ 5 this window as I don't think monkeys are good enough to take league from us . now were out of europe I don't think they need to replce hart until summer, what I'd like this widow is a midfielder with bite energy and mobility and a striker, then do the full rebuild on summer.

29 Nov 2023 16:44:14
The problems may well continue until the end of the season because the January window is not the best to do major rebuilding (5-6 players) and as you say we still have too many surplus dross that will not bring in any real cash or even the slightest interest other than loan offers. I'm sure things will pick up when the injured players return - unless of course we suffer further casualties. Another concern for me is the current predictability of our play and the lack of pace and invention to combat the constant bus parkers. Europe has been a step too far once again for the current squad available and I've already posted today about the Boards lack of ambition and investment in the right avenues.
I know we are top of the table and unbeaten, but we have dropped points this season in games we should be winning - especially if Kyogo was used and 'fed' in his customary style.

29 Nov 2023 19:28:31
By and large Celticpay high wages, and that explains why we have far too many first team players around the club .
There are many myths about the maximum wage Celtic currently pay and that C Mac G as captain gets the most . That could be true, however I think with signing on fees and other payments including possibly re - location packages it can be difficult to know how much is spent enticing players . Judging the difficulty in moving on players who disappoint, Celtic seem to be high payers for average players, why should they be mean over better players . I don’t remember us not agreeing terms and conditions after agreeing transfer price.

30 Nov 2023 04:57:16
Maybe that’s the case Buzz but surely 25k a week buys you better than some of the garbage like ideguchi and the Korean buoy that’s disappeared etc. that’s pulling on the shirt.

DRB I know you say we’ll still win the league but to be hobest the other mob are irrelevant. The only reason they exist these days is out of hatred towards us. I honestly believe their hatred towards us is bigger than their love of their own club and that’s their business model. They doubled down on the poppies and paratroopers and minutes silence and all that other stuff because the product on the park is poor. They’ve got people infiltrated into their blogs with “board” knowledge, just to pander to the fans. They’ve got puppets and cheerleaders everywhere, and that’s their model until they can compete on the park and somehow fix their finances.

Anyways, back to the point. We need changes and although I still believe BR can get the best out of this team, he does deserve a couple of top players.

I dunno. Yesterday was soul sucking and I go back and forth between whether we’re on the right track or falling off the rails. Drawing at home with a very average Motherwell side followed by an uneventful trip to Italy was just a bit much this week. Hopefully we smash Levein this weekend and all will be rosy again.

30 Nov 2023 09:10:08
According to Stephen McGowan the journalist,
the most any of our multiple signings get per week is £16K a week.

That’s 10 signings counting Iwata permanent contract.

It’s little wonder that Sevco have a higher wage bill.

There’s no doubt we have downsized which doesn’t make any sense, with the cash Celtic have in the bank.

30 Nov 2023 17:09:32
Buzz boy . I honestly surprised with you guoting any member of the SMSM, even Stephen McGowan, they are certainly not a group that I would rely on to quote about Celtic . I just don’t believe he or anyone else has access to that information and especially about all or nearly all purchases .
Stephen McGowan has a reputation for having early news about Celtic interested in particular players, but there are many others that he doesn’t seem to know and also that although he has Celtic in strong position to buy, they disappear.



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