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09 Aug 2020 11:13:19

We have been drawn at home to play Rejkjavik. HH.

1.) 09 Aug 2020 11:17:01

Good for the coefficient.

2.) 09 Aug 2020 11:25:12
We should hammer them so fingers crossed it gets us off to a flyer.

3.) 09 Aug 2020 11:33:25
Kind draw that is. Glad to avoid the swedes away. Anyone know the possible teams we can draw in the next round tomorrow?

4.) 09 Aug 2020 11:35:41
We don't get Coeff points until we get eliminated or qualify for champions league/ Europa league.
4 points for champions league or 2 points for Europa.

5.) 09 Aug 2020 12:01:07

Good for journey towards coefficient points then.

6.) 09 Aug 2020 14:00:07
The possible teams we could draw in the second qualifying round: (this is providing each favourite from the first qualifying round makes it through) we are seeded in the champions section so we will be paired with champions of another country who are unseeded and have a lower coefficient.

Midtjylland (Denmark)
Sheriff tiraspol (Moldova)
Cluj (Romania)
Ferencvaros (Hungary)
Dundalk (ireland)
Slovan bratislava (Slovakia)
Suduva (Lithuania)
Omonia nicosia (Cyprus)
Sarajevo (Bosnia)
Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia)

Each team mentioned are heavily favourites to make it past the first qualifying round, should there be any upsets then there will be far easier opposition available.

7.) 09 Aug 2020 15:10:27
Everyone but Cluj and Nicosia would be decent and then a home draw beyond that. a home draw I'd fancy us against any of them . away could be tough.

8.) 09 Aug 2020 18:44:07
Cheers Mark a considerable jump in quality then but should be good enough to beat any of them. Agree Cluj seems to be the one to avoid although we was much better in the EL when we had the full side out.

9.) 09 Aug 2020 20:09:48
Don’t think Midylaand away would be too good either after our latest European performance against Danish side. Fancy us at home strongly against any of them though tbh.



30 Jun 2020 23:06:31
Interesting situation guys.
Moi says the fan messages have helped him decide to stay for another year so here's a question:
Do players of football clubs look at club forums to see what fans think of them?
Do we have some of them here in disguise?
Is Timalloy really Kieran Tierney?
Am I Callum McGregor?
Is United Ireland really called Odsonne Edouard?
And is Buzz Bomb just a smokescreen for Jamesy Forrest?
The thing is, we don't know. HH.

1.) 01 Jul 2020 06:09:00
bobthecat. i can confirm i am odsonne and im hear for 10 in a row and im going to skelp that lot over in govan for youse fans many more times this season. COYBIG.



20 May 2020 21:51:07
I see Lustig is leaving Gent next month. Would he be a useful addition to the squad for a go at 10iar?
He was exceptional for us and I know he's 33 but his experience for the big games is up there with anyone in our team. Just a thought. HH.

1.) 20 May 2020 23:18:03
No he is past it.

2.) 21 May 2020 00:54:05
Love the big man but he was done 2 seasons ago and his season at gent has proven that.

3.) 21 May 2020 01:30:01
Hard no for me. As much as he played his part and will be remembered fondly he was finished for about 2 seasons.

4.) 21 May 2020 05:06:01
No chance he was a liability his last season his legs have went.

5.) 21 May 2020 08:53:15
Money will be tight, bring on the development guys and keep the team we have.

6.) 21 May 2020 10:41:11
No, he might have been exceptional once, but it was a long time ago, he was a liability towards the end . If he was considered good enough to be a squad player, it would mean that we had a very poor squad.

7.) 21 May 2020 11:06:05
Great servant but he was forever being subbed off in the big games with suspect injuries towards the end of his career with us. Moved him on at the right time really. Would be a good guy to get in as a future coach maybe starting with the younger lot.

8.) 21 May 2020 12:15:38
Love the man and everything he brought to Celtic, he played a massive part in first 8 and won't be forgotten. We now have 2 good rbacks no room for him.



12 May 2020 23:42:19
He has drawn criticism from many of us for many years but I tell you bhoys, Mr. Lawwell knows what he's doing in business.
Well done Peter! HH.

1.) 13 May 2020 09:20:07
Where are the anti Lawwell brigade now. Gone quiet. He's done a fantastic job running the club.

2.) 13 May 2020 10:24:38
Aussie ray nobody has gone quiet! He gets payed over a million a year from the club, I should bloody well think he can get his point across in a zoom call! The problems with lawell is when he gets involved in the football side of things! No doubt about it he’s good at his job but let’s not start this the anti lawell brigade has gone quiet stuff. nows obviously not the time to go into all the stuff of what’s went on but let’s just say he still has his faults and made mistakes!

3.) 13 May 2020 10:57:22
Lol that's just his bonus DannyH. Sure I read it was something like £3.5m the biggest wage for a chief executive in Britain I could be wrong though. His put down of the dossier is worth every penny though as the Rangers will be raging.

4.) 13 May 2020 16:18:34
Despite the Sevs feeling rather cocky about the SPFL vote it turns out that it was the quiet man who brought the fireworks to the table and blew them away single handed.
A master stroke by Big Pete! HH.

5.) 13 May 2020 16:22:48
Aussie Ray, he has received, and will continue to receive, justified criticism over certain aspects of the way the club is run. Just as he receives praise when he does his job well. Fans don't need to be pro or anti-Lawwell.

6.) 13 May 2020 17:46:21
AR Lawwell out, can't for the life of me understand our joy at Doncaster and co not being investigated.

7.) 14 May 2020 07:00:53
I’d agree with “pay the face painter “ here, regardless that it’s seen as a way of mocking the Rangers, the spfl sfa have long took the piss out of us . Quite recently when he’s been at Parkhead to hand us a trophy, he has been roundly booed .

8.) 14 May 2020 11:49:16
My point is PL has got the club on a good financial footing. That's his job. Don't you think?

{Ed007's Note - No that's not his job, that's the board's job - and even if that was Lawwell's job he miserably failed to do it regarding Resolution 12 when we were basically cheated out of a CL place. He's also regularly dropped the ball when it comes to signings & strengthening the squad which actually is part of his job.}

9.) 14 May 2020 15:06:21
Strengthening the squad Ed. Yrs he has 9IAR and treblr treble. Lpok st whst the club has done in the last 8 years. Open ypur eyes.

{Ed007's Note - Taking the cheap option with Lennon which cost us CL football this year? What about KT's replacement? Commper? Gravesen? Juninho? Ian Wright? Refusing to sign Fletcher from Hibs and messing up the McGinn deal?
How many times has he gambled on CL qualification and failed?


How can you build serious long term success when you need to sell a star player every year to make your employee a profit and you replace them with far inferior players? If Lawwell wants to run us as a EL level team he should come out and tell the fans.}

10.) 15 May 2020 02:04:36
Good point. We don't hear half of what's going on hear in Australia. But at the end of the day, we're 8IAR nearly 9 and winning everything in sight in Scotland. Goneare the days of winning European Cups. Maybe a EL cup.



26 Jan 2020 11:48:57
Ed007, any truth in the rumour that we're about to make a move for the Swedish midfielder Niclas Eliasson from Bristol City? HH.

{Ed007's Note - Not that I know of mate and I'd be really surprised if Bristol City would let him leave during this window. I think there's more a chance of him being a possible summer target.}

1.) 26 Jan 2020 12:30:18
I take it the window in Scotland will be a midnight finish with the epl 11 or even a five o’clock finish?

{Ed007's Note - Our window closes at midnight and the English window closes at 11 p.m but remember players can still leave England for Scotland during that extra hour.}

2.) 26 Jan 2020 14:17:39
Yeah is it as long as a working sheet has been submitted it could be completed after windows shut?

{Ed007's Note - Deal Sheets are only applicable in the EPL and gives clubs an extra 2 hours to get the deal finalised for domestic transfers. If it's an international transfer then the transfer still has to be completed by midnight to comply with the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS).}

3.) 26 Jan 2020 18:28:22
Cheers ED thanks I do hope we can do something before windows shut fingers crossed.

{Ed007's Note - I'm pretty confident that we will.}




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16 Aug 2020 14:09:19
Bhoys, I come with bad news.
According to a local gob person who occasionally finds himself in my company the league is over.

We've bottled it after 2 games.
We haven't got the stomach for the fight.
We haven't got the belief we can do it.
We are afraid of the Sevs.

I said, "We'll see. " HH.

{Ed033's Note - Was he wearing a suit? :)

1.) 16 Aug 2020 18:25:40
We must have passed the bottle around it seems.

2.) 16 Aug 2020 18:26:52
The perfectionist that slippy has just dropped 2 points and livi without there best player.

3.) 16 Aug 2020 18:38:02
I got it Ed; ha ha.

4.) 16 Aug 2020 18:38:46
Mallythetally67 he talks a good talk but is out his depth. I personally see Hibs and Motherwell as more of a threat this season.

5.) 16 Aug 2020 18:50:37
The free transfer from Wigan wasn't playing that'll be the reason he's the new beckenbaur.

6.) 16 Aug 2020 19:45:55
Seen a suit Ed but nobody in it.

7.) 16 Aug 2020 20:52:06
Flat Earth calling Ed033. We have spotted the suit.



31 Jul 2020 21:44:03
Guys (and girls) , I'm going to make a comment about Lenny.
I met him personally once but I know some of his family members and many of his friends. He comes from Lurgan which is 6 miles from where I am.
This guy (with all his faults) is as diehard a Celtic fan as any of us. No question about it, he and his community are Celtic, that's how it is. He'll push PL and Co. to make the 10 happen and he'll push every 1st team player to the limit.
Sevco and Stevie G may have some talent but they won't match us if the board back Lenny. HH.

1.) 01 Aug 2020 00:53:13
Brilliant, Bob! We are all Neil Lennon!

2.) 01 Aug 2020 01:29:00
This is our chance to make history strengthen properly this window and guarantee it . Legend status or too miserable status Peter the balls in your court .

3.) 01 Aug 2020 09:48:10
I didn't want Neil Lennon as manager he got the gig and after a ropey start turned things around.
This crap he's went through as player/ manager for us has been disgraceful. Would love it (Kevin Keegan style) if he completed the 10.
Unlike a lot of Celtic fans i don't tink its a formality. Board backing for me would be not to sell any top players this season and 3 more quality signings. Our PLC have a history of balancing the books. Who knows what they will do?

4.) 01 Aug 2020 14:06:11
They may have a history of balancing the books which is good business but they also have a history of contributing to filling the trophy room.

5.) 01 Aug 2020 16:33:26
Lennon is not without faults . He who has no faults should arrange for a statue built for him outside his home .
His love of Celtic and desire for football success can’t be questioned . I think he is surrounded by people, many of them more ability than NL but all wanting success .

6.) 01 Aug 2020 17:11:00
There is no doubt that Lenny is a Celtic man through and through is he a good manager? I think he is a competent manager to me his greatest fault as manager is he can't seem to see or change a style or team when clearly its not working. Brendan for all that people say about him on here could see and change a style or system if it's not working. That's what makes a good or great manager IMO.

7.) 01 Aug 2020 19:35:33
Did he change when we got pumped by 7 in the cl and 5 in the cl no he stuck to "his beliefs" and we got made a joke of Brendan isn't a great manager he is a 1 trick pony never changed formation whole time he was with us he thinks he is better than what he is.



27 Jul 2020 19:26:12
I'm a bit disappointed in not getting Forster back. On the other hand the Greek lad could be just as good if not better. Thankfully Lenny and Co. have decided not to sit and wait until the last minute for Forster to change his mind and then be left only with Bain, who I actually like by the way. I thought he was very good for us before Forster came. HH.

1.) 27 Jul 2020 19:35:48
Personally I’m gutted Forster isn’t coming back to us, I thought he was excellent for us last season, but if you think about it logically for the club to spend anywhere between 6/ 8 million to bring him in permanent would be a massive outlay for us. It’s not so much the fee, it’s his reported wages down south which were supposedly 100 grand a week. He would realistically need to take an 80% pay cut to sign for us. Unfortunately never going to happen. Thanks for the saves, we have to hope now we have pulled a good keeper out of the bag, especially with Stevie woods coaching him.
How long after he makes a mistake will the papers say “ Greek tragedy “ though 🤔.

2.) 27 Jul 2020 20:17:09
I seen that Barkas play against us and he was good. Just hope he can recreate that form with us and the chances of getting a good sell on price is way better than Foster and the guy is only 26 so he will only get better.



26 Jul 2020 18:21:07
Great to hear that Griff has made significant progress in his efforts to get up to a level of fitness that pleases Lenny. He WILL be a major player for us this season if he gets on with it and keeps his head down. HH.



17 Jul 2020 15:57:39
This has to be the last chance saloon for Griff. I imagine Lenny has given him a final warning.
The gaffer is no soft touch, he knows how important this season is and if he thinks Griff is going to have a negative influence or be any less than 100% committed from now on then he'll punt him out of the team and maybe out of the club altogether. HH.




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25 Aug 2020 20:23:12
I'm a bit fed up with the Duffy saga. I don't know what the hold ups are.
He's an okay player but he's not the defensive equivalent of Messi. He's only 3rd or 4th choice at Brighton for goodness sake and they're happy for him to leave. HH.



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22 Aug 2020 11:12:11
I'd rather have a settled Griff than pretty much any other striker in Europe. The lad is of the highest quality when he wants to be.
If he doesn't feel like it then let's move on but what a waste of genuine talent if it's true. HH.



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18 Aug 2020 14:02:10
What's the source of the 'talk' you speak of gordybhoy?
Did you hear it from yer granny's milkman's cousin's barber? HH.



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12 Aug 2020 12:28:37
Agreed Mark,
Yes according to the Daily Ranger Ajeti will arrive today to complete a medical and a permanent £5m transfer.
Defence is always our Achilles heel. Big Jullien is a decent player but he does seem to go to pieces when a burly forward puts it on him. That doesn't go unnoticed by other teams.
We need a bit of steel at the back, someone who'll go through an opponent. Someone like Simunovic without the injuries would be ideal. HH.



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31 Jul 2020 22:44:40
I saw Barkas wearing a Celtic shirt so I guess that makes it official. HH.




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25 Aug 2020 20:32:28
Buzz, you're becoming obsessed with the chances of an early finish. HH.



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24 Aug 2020 16:45:22
The thing is, if it's a bid we can't turn down then it'll be accepted right up until the point where it can't be. HH.



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09 Aug 2020 11:11:59
We got Reykjavik. HH.



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31 Jul 2020 21:36:49
UI, you're snorting too many lines man. HH.



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18 Jul 2020 14:11:21
bravetart, I know what you're saying and I'm as passionate about Celtic as you or anyone is but how many players have we spent £5m on? We've spent it, but not very often.

We bought Klimala in January as a lad ready to hit the road but it seems he was nowhere near the pace. We bought Soro as a lad ready to hit the road but it seems he was nowhere near the pace etc. etc. etc
We need to sign 1 or 2 decent lads instead of 5 or 6 'could bes'. This season is too important for experiments. HH.