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30 Jan 2024 12:52:37
Strong rumours that BR had fallout with Board over Owen Beck. Contact with Liverpool stalled and Klopp felt disrespected hence why he played him for a few mins in a game that was already in the bag. Probably a lot of mince but story I've seen blames baby L for it.


{Ed007's Note - Why would anyone from Celtic be talking to Klopp about signing a Liverpool player let alone disrespect him?}

1.) 30 Jan 2024 13:41:21
I smell sh@te.

2.) 30 Jan 2024 13:56:22
Was rather strange playing Beck now he's getting loaned back to Dundee after being recalled back ?.

{Ed007's Note - Both of Liverpool's LBs Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas were injured so it was either Beck or Luke Chambers - who is on loan at Wigan that - were being recalled and it was felt Beck had been performing better at Dundee so they chose him.
There was never any chance of Celtic - or anyone else - buying Beck during this window.}

3.) 30 Jan 2024 14:15:57
Beck isn't at celtic because we wanted to use him as a back up and dundee are going to play him week in week out.

4.) 30 Jan 2024 14:42:54
Robertson is back playing and tsimikas is fit. i don't think we were ever interested.

5.) 30 Jan 2024 17:20:13
This rumour may be wide of the mark, but I'm certain BR will not have long to wait to look for excuses to have a fall-out with our Board.

6.) 30 Jan 2024 18:27:06
OAB the board are to blame for all our failings. I detest them at the moment.

7.) 31 Jan 2024 09:22:51
Join the queue Ken, they are always our biggest threat. I feckin detest every single one of them. Every year at the AGM they get an easy ride by the happy clapping, Lawell&s a good businessman, deluded. We lose this league they should be slaughtered. Their team ncompetence is off the charts and they do more harm to us than any feckin Sevconian ever has or ever will.



31 May 2023 19:38:27
Seems more than a rumour this time. Hopefully Ange decides against it as it seems they want him. If he goes we will be gutted but can we really blame him? I will hold no grudge at all, he will leave with head held high, probably 5 trophies in the bag and a strong squad. And the chance to manage a team with potential to truly compete in CL with a 4 or 5 fold increase in salary might be hard to resist. We are a club like no other though, and big man gets it so u never can tell. ??.


1.) 31 May 2023 19:45:14
The writing is on the wall I'm afraid ? but he'll be leaving us in a far stronger position than he found us. I wish him all the best if he does go. Our club will always go onwards and upwards.

2.) 01 Jun 2023 00:56:03
Back in February, the man himself said that “people will be surprised” how long he stays with us.

Things can change but hopefully he meant that and the new contract will be announced on Saturday night.

3.) 01 Jun 2023 07:53:03
I’m a bit unsure how I feel about this to be honest, on one hand he can go, treble his wages, play in a much better league with possibly the best stadium and training ground in Europe.
On the other after making comments about the press being surprised how long he will be with us, job to do in Europe and only started his project with us, is there much difference between him and Rogers? First opportunity to go when a big club comes in he’s off?
Like I said, a bit split on this .

4.) 01 Jun 2023 12:43:33
Quinn I think Tottenham are significantly better team long term than Leicester and at the same point we weren't sold by Ange "he was the biggest Celtic fan ever".

In saying that he'll be with technically a regular top 6 team. Probably have in excess of £150 transfer budget a team where there are players that can play his brand of attacking football. The only downside is Tottenham would sack you in minutes and at the same point Levy seems as though he interferes to much. Will Ange want that risk? Again once your in that money league the gems of players he has found who would cost £10 million will be closer to 30-40 his budget will go down quicker than expected.

What ever he chooses as long as he gets that treble I wish him all the best. He's left us in a stronger position and a team that will get stronger than any manager I can recall. I hope he stays.

5.) 01 Jun 2023 14:18:57
Spurs ate a basket case with tyrant at the helm, kane wants out and they've no chance of competing with city utd or Liverpool who will spend big then thers chelsea who have a decent manager now, nice stadium right enough.

6.) 01 Jun 2023 15:12:07
Quinn, there's a staggering difference between this and Rodgers. If he wins a Treble and leaves with us already qualified for the CL, we'll be one of the most attractive jobs in Europe this summer. For me, if Ange does go, I'd be hoping for somebody with a track record of getting results in Europe.

7.) 01 Jun 2023 17:26:49
And who knows if its the first chance to jump. I doubt that and he has not gone mid season when title and cup were still to be won - like BR. Absolutely gutted if/ when he goes but 100% no hard feelings. He came, conquered, bought into the club but unfortunately the draw of playing Man City and Arsenal et Al is more attractive than Ross County and Motherwell, especially on the back of a treble. Can he do much more with us? Not really, possible CL qualification to knock out at a stretch. Is that enough for Ange, doubt it.

8.) 01 Jun 2023 19:56:15
Folks - If Ange leaves we will have a few issues sure we are in a better place than we were when he came in . However would we them get a new manager that plays the way this team have been customised to play?
Would we still be shopping in the Asian market or move to a more European market place?
But that’s all irrelevant because .

9.) 01 Jun 2023 23:12:18
Feck me. Can we stop with the eulogies?

10.) 01 Jun 2023 23:22:30
Part of the rumours are true . The part that says Ange is leaving, he will leave some time hopefully, not for 3 or 4 seasons .
Most of us will be sad to see Ange go, he will be badly missed . However we have one consolation before Ange we won 51 League Titles 40 Scottish Cup and
20 League Cups . Before and during Ange’s time we have never been as successful, after Ange eventually leaves we will continue to be successful.



25 Aug 2022 12:29:29
Signing will be announced today, guaranteed.


{Ed007's Note - Sead Haksabanovic, 5-year deal.}

1.) 25 Aug 2022 13:04:29
He’s signed, brilliant, here’s me worrying he might have failed his medical, welcome to our club Sead.

{Ed007's Note - ?

2.) 25 Aug 2022 13:07:57
I thought a loan to buy was the option.

{Ed007's Note - I thought it was going to be a loan with an obligation to buy to help ease the "difficulties with financial transactions" that originally scuppered the deal but I do have a theory.... ?
Could it be that the difficulties would be with any transfer fee paid by the usual by instalments - who knows what the situation will be in a year's time, it could be better or it could be worse - and €2million is the highest we would go with a one-off payment?}

3.) 25 Aug 2022 13:10:20
Bang on the money @ed007.
Hope he shines. 5 years ooft well done him.

Heard he's fit and rerin to go.

Mikey j next
Julian is off
Ajeti next
Forrest not sure what he can improve. So we wait and see.

{Ed007's Note - ?

4.) 25 Aug 2022 13:20:20
And not a loan but a knocked down price due to Ruben being skint.

5.) 25 Aug 2022 13:27:08
@ The Poet apparently the delay was caused by the proper paperwork not being delivered on time due to striking postmen.

6.) 25 Aug 2022 13:35:05
Sounds like a deal was going one way then boom it all changed direction.
Cant wait to see what he can do.

7.) 25 Aug 2022 13:40:26
Afternoon All

The Daily Ranger as we all know always try and put negative spin on anything to do with our football club.

Recently including today. There negative spin re transfer fee for Haksabanovic instead of reporting it's a transfer coup at the fee we paid they report it's a low fee and his value has plummeted.
Nothing to do with Ruban Kazan financial troubles.

I'm over moon that we have signed a £5m / £6m player for the fee we are paying.

Excellent piece of business imo.


8.) 25 Aug 2022 13:48:35
The board would have known about strike tomorrow, got paperwork next day delivery, taken the lid off the biscuit tin to pay for it, because that costs a bit more, maybe they were secretly hoping they would have been knocked out last night, double whammy.

9.) 25 Aug 2022 13:58:57
The Poet.

How can you possibly say that the board have taken lid of biscuit tin to pay for Haksabanovic?

Ange (right and proper) has been backed in transfer windows since he has become our manager.

At least give them credit when it's due?


{Ed007's Note - I think he meant taking the lid off the biscuit tin to pay the postage, Brian.}

10.) 25 Aug 2022 14:00:46
Think that one slipped by timalloy HH.

11.) 25 Aug 2022 14:07:22
Thats another one in could there be one more?

12.) 25 Aug 2022 14:18:48
It was just a joke about biscuits, the board have backed the manager a 100%, the difference from boards in the past compared to now is like comparing old clubs to new clubs, completely different, if I was to think like old board I’d be saying who are we selling.

13.) 25 Aug 2022 14:20:44
Thats a great price ed everyone and their granny saying he's a right good player.

{Ed007's Note - ?

14.) 25 Aug 2022 14:31:56
I heard there is going to be 1 or 2 more deadline day signings once MJ, Ajeti n Forrest deals are sorted out.

{Ed007's Note - I think anyone expecting Forrest to go anywhere are going to be massively disappointed. Do you think the Club would have given him - or Forrest accepted - a 3-year deal in May (only three months ago) if they were planning on him going out on loan?
At the time Ange said:

"James is my kind of player and has that attacking intent that can open up defences to make goals, not only for himself, but for others as well.
He’s been a great servant to the football club thanks to his brilliant quality and attributes, and those have made him a proven contributor to the club’s success – you only have to look at his medal collection to see that.
I know we will get more of this from him next season and beyond, and I’m delighted that this deal has been finalised."

15.) 25 Aug 2022 15:22:21
While I think this will turn out to be a great signing my only reservation is, player has not played much football either in Russia or Sweden so he may take time to get up to speed.
@Jic you should know by now how I joke about things, re the Postmen we all know these transfers are done electronically these days and
@ The Poet I knew what you meant with the biscuit tin reference
Oh and by the way, I hope you all get a decent pay rise, but I would not count on it coming by POST lol.

16.) 25 Aug 2022 15:30:22
Great signing, will definitely add even more quality to our forward line. I can’t help but see the possible
Irony in this signing though, I read a good report the other day on how it’s predicted that ange likes to plan well in advance for future player sales, hatate and o’riley brought in on January to offset the departures of rogic and bitton, Jenz for jullien as examples.

Absolutely love jota, like most of us I’ll enjoy him while he’s here and dismiss all notion of the exit talk and rumours but if he carries on the way he’s started this season then it’s likely we will receive an offer the club or player can’t refuse, I can’t help but think haksabanovic is his ready made replacement in waiting when that time comes.

Like I said though, exit talk is for another time and hopefully this group of players can stay for another few seasons at least.

17.) 25 Aug 2022 15:52:36
Timalloy, thanks for your support.

18.) 25 Aug 2022 16:38:50
we have to keep hold of Forrest for the champions league squad numbers. Him, CalMac, Welsh and Ralston are our only home grown players.

19.) 25 Aug 2022 17:30:03
It doesn't take long to get up to speed the same thing happened with jenz and was straight in.

20.) 25 Aug 2022 18:12:02
I think we held up announcing his deal was to take a shine off of sevco beating psv last night so there was a feel good story about us in the paper too. Maybe I am just a synical guy I don't know but that's my thoughts.

21.) 25 Aug 2022 22:32:40
Can Turnbull not be in there brumbhoy or do they have to be from academy .

22.) 26 Aug 2022 08:45:46
Like his final ball, Forrest is going nowhere.

23.) 26 Aug 2022 10:40:52
Pretty surprised so many people have an issue with Forrest staying. A one club man who has contributed to every success the club has had in the last 13 odd years. I don't doubt there were times he could have left to chase the money when he was younger and never took that path. Loyalty in football these days is hard to come by and he's been an exemplary professional throughout bi's career, the exact type of player any fan should be happy to have at their club.

And Tim, Turnbull counts towards our 'Association Trained' players but 'Homegrown' refers to academy graduates.

24.) 26 Aug 2022 11:01:40
Well said rdb21, Jamesie has been a great servant for CFC, he has set up many goals and scored a few important ones too, I for 1 was happy he got his new contract, HH.



20 Jan 2022 09:16:28
Seems to have gone quiet on the CCV and Jota front. Read somewhere that Jota might not be as keen as Celtic to do the deal. Anyone heard anything similar or better still, to the contarary?


1.) 20 Jan 2022 09:55:35
Celtic can wait until the end of the season and use the CL group stage money, that will be coming our way.



14 Jan 2020 23:34:50
have you heard of we are actually interested in Tyrese Campbell. If we are and they have already made a bid that would be a sign of intent and "one upmanship " if we got him. No idea if he is good enough admittedly.


1.) 14 Jan 2020 23:57:45
That's how we ended up with Allan and Morgan.

2.) 15 Jan 2020 07:52:13
And Scott Brown😉.

3.) 15 Jan 2020 09:50:18
And glen loovens.

4.) 15 Jan 2020 13:22:52
But at least we missed out on that rat novo.

5.) 15 Jan 2020 13:40:20
Poor rat being compared to that poor excuse of a human being.




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15 Jul 2024 19:35:45
Is it just me or do we take an age to get signings over the line? I mean Kasper is a free agent so only him and his reps to deal with. Idah and Bernardo we had last year so know all about them (so no due diligence required) , know their wage requirements and pretty much what their clubs want. With the team heading off to USA in a few days it seems negligent not getting at least 2 of them on board for the trip. Go on board, make me eat humble pie.


1.) 15 Jul 2024 20:00:37
If there are no other offers or interest, you would think it would be very straight forward in those three cases. Celtic have a history of prolonging negotiations and haggling apart from maybe when the Tottenham manager arrived and business seemed to be swift and prompt.

2.) 15 Jul 2024 21:08:10
Has the guy not to have a holday after his participation in the Euros?

He was due to have a medical in Rome today but the people conducting the medical changed it to tomorrow so I don't see how Celtic can do anymore here?

3.) 15 Jul 2024 21:17:12
Kasper is having his medical tomorrow or Wednesday so will probably be announced after that.

4.) 15 Jul 2024 21:42:07
KS sounds all but done, but he deserves a wee holiday surely. Thankfully there's another 'keeper on the way in that sounds like it's basically done. Bernardo is on his way and I'd expect Idah to at least meet up with the squad in the States.



12 Jul 2024 19:39:54
If young Kelly decides his future lies elsewhere then good luck to him. He will no doubt be influenced by the wages offered to the likes of Vata. Again that is entirely his perogative. I'm surmising somewhat but guess he had been offered around £4k pw and can get double that from a "Watford ". Where I struggle is where boys like this target money ahead of playing for their boyhood team, like Doak. They might never ever ever get the chance again and that will 100% be a regret. Guys like Moussa, Ledley, Hart get it, we are more than a football team- we are a Club.


1.) 12 Jul 2024 20:00:31
Right, the boy will obviously make his decision just like Vata did. I have no problem with that at all as I feel our young players don't have a pathway into the first team. However, at the same time. and I know it's contradictory but Brendan saying that Vata would have been our third striker and that Kelly would have been playing does not bode well for signings. I know we can't have both. youngsters progression and good quality signings. Can we? Thoughts?

2.) 12 Jul 2024 20:47:52
Chinks because they know they won't get game time and see a succession of average to crap players coming in every season further hindering they're chance if moving into first team.

3.) 12 Jul 2024 21:48:00
Perhaps neither Vata or Kelly are good enough to get regular game time with the first team at CP ?

☘️ ? ☘️.

4.) 13 Jul 2024 08:04:36
It's a sad state of affairs because they shouldn't be playing lowland league football should they!

4 year contracts at 16, get them loaned out to feeder clubs early or to a decent standard side, allow them to get matches under their belts and the age they both are now (vata and kelly) then they would either be knocking on brendans door for game time as good enough or we sell and make profit on them, instead of losing them for soft money.

It's maybe hard for the likes of you and I saying this because we would love to play for celtic, maybe the lads don't actually support celtic, its just the best academy in their area to be playing for at their age.

That b team however needs scrapped, get the lads on loan to feeder teams and there should at least be a feeder team or links for Scottish clubs too.

We have lost quite a bit of talent in recent years, however look at the young lads who progress, Watson at kilmarnock prime example, mates nephew in same youth team as him, he was good but not top of their youth side, however had the right attributes and mentality, gets given a chance and takes it, keeps working hard keeps getting game time, celtic won't allow youth players this chance we want every title every time, we don't rely on youth players becoming top players in order to sell and keep the club in the right side of the balance sheet, but we could quite easily if we do have the majority of best young players in Scotland who could be loaned early for vital game time to spl clubs, playing against gretna one week and then dalbeattie the next isn't the answer.

5.) 13 Jul 2024 11:13:16
If Kelly and Vata were good enough they would have been played a lot oftener . BR had spells last season when wins were hard. to get and especially during those spells he was certain to play the best players available to try to get the very difficult results. There was a time last season when Vata was hawked all over Europe looking for a club, and he has to settle for unfashionable Watford.



07 Jul 2024 13:17:46
If the choice of a sub in a tight SPL game to get you a winner was between, Yang, Palma, Khan or MJ who would you choose? For me they all have different attributes and none are good enough to play from the start week in week out. Yang or MJ for me as both have lots of natural ability, decent pace and can create/ score despite generally failing to do so for us. Palma and Khun can't beat or go past a man and always cut back. I'd get shot of both if we could.


1.) 07 Jul 2024 13:57:38
I'd loan out MJ and Yang to progressive clubs to get them playing at a good level and then make a decision at the end of the season.

I'd also be looking to BRs legendary training techniques to get the best out of Kuhn and Palma.

I'd also be looking to BR to get a better end result from Maeda.

2.) 07 Jul 2024 15:30:27
Palma has more goals and assists than the rest mentioned together.

{Ed007's Note - I'd like to se Palma given a chance through the middle, he reminds me of Rogic.}

3.) 07 Jul 2024 16:04:44
Yang is hopeless and MJ runs about like a stolen motor and that’s when he’s fit, Kuhn is lightweight, Palma is the best of the four, but James Forrest and Maeda should start unless we sign another winger ?.

4.) 07 Jul 2024 16:18:13
I had previously read that Palma had brilliant stats for “packing” passes.
A successful “Packing” pass is taking out an X amount of opposing players.

That would probably indicate that Palma is capable of dictating more in a number 10 position.

The same article mentioned that Bernardo had a poor Packing pass record.

5.) 07 Jul 2024 16:24:00
The players who were good at Packing passes were Palma, O’Riley, Hatate and Abada.
Bernardo and Maeda had the worst records.

6.) 07 Jul 2024 16:40:48
Short answer for me is Palma followed by Kuhn, who I believe will benefit from a full pre season under BR.

IMO, we should;-

* sell Mikey (English C/ ship)
* loan out Yang to an SPL team
* find upgrades to Kuhn and Palma

☘️ ? ☘️.

7.) 07 Jul 2024 17:08:36
I'd sell MJ while he's fit and his stock is high he's had enough chances to prove himself. Yang needs loaned out to another SPL team to get regular game time to enhance his progression. We still have Maeda, Palma, Forrest and Kuhn.

8.) 08 Jul 2024 06:55:21
I would like to see Palma on the right and Kuhn on the left, putting these guy's in a more natural position could make all the difference! But hey what do I know eh.



06 Jul 2024 12:38:27
Has our Board conditioned us to accept mediocrity? Our captain, who sets a benchmark mark is, in SPL standards, a exceptionally good player. When he steps up International level he is a good player but against top CL teams he is often average (although had a great 45 against Real) . Point being if everyone we get is of a lower standard and most are miles off then are we ever going to compete I Europe? To make a statement we need to bring in players better than McGregor, better than CCV, better than Kyogo. Totally accept that's not easy but there are plenty guys on the Euros playing for teams with smaller budgets than ours that would walk into our team. We are down Hart, Idah and Bernardo and need replacements for them (or perm deals) plus at least 3 first team players. No more Kwon, Tillio, Holm's etc.


{Ed007's Note - I've been saying the same thing on the podcast for months, Chinks. We don't need an upgrade on Scales, we need an upgrade on CCV to play beside CCV. And in my opinion - and I know it won't be popular - but in a Brendan Rodgers team Idah would an upgrade on Kyogo.}

1.) 06 Jul 2024 13:17:35
Agree 100% we need better but we need to spend much more than we have to give us a chance of competing. We need to be targeting more players in the 10-15m bracket. Mcgregor as you said is an exceptional player domestically but we will never succeed in europe with him at the heart of our MF
I genuinely think only Oriley is the only player we have that won't be out of place at that level. And i said WONT as he probably isn't even there yet.
Until our board realise we need to spend more on fees and wages we will continue to get left behind.
Yes money doesn't guarantee success and needs to be very well spent but if we have 11players who cost 100m we have a far better chance of having a better team than 11players costing 50m. Again not guaranteed but a better chance.
Time will tell the direction we will take but huge change in transfer policy needed to progress on the continent.
If oriley leaves 5-6 players with decent experience around 10m each would make a huge difference but i can't see us spending anywhere near that. Also couple of freebies with huge experience with higher wages. Although understandably these players are risky as they may lack motivation
But IMO that's how far away we are at having a team that at least competes.

2.) 06 Jul 2024 13:25:12
Nah ed there's a few of us and our numbers grow. like a cult. Id have a gg over a idah but i like idah and he offers more as kyogo who has a role but not the the same as either of those two. What we do need is better quality wingers if we go with idah as our final ball is poor percentage wise.

{Ed007's Note - Kyogo was used more as a winger before he came here but after we saw him out there at Ibrox I wouldn't go there again. He does offer something different but as soon as Rodgers was announced as manager I said Kyogo would struggle in Rodgers system. I definitely think Rodgers wanted a striker in last summer.}

3.) 06 Jul 2024 14:18:45
Can’t see BR dropping Cal or CCV for any1 in Europe but yous are 100% they both get found out a lot in Europe. This is a big chance to bring in decent quality and have them established for league and Europe as a think next season be even harder to qualify for CL as a don’t think it’s automatic.

4.) 06 Jul 2024 14:35:36
I agree 100% with Chinks post and your response Ed.

In this current window, given BR plays with one up front and doesn't fancy Kyogo, I'd like to see us sign Idah and Miovski.

Appreciate these guys are not CL calibre but they could, given their age and current ability, help us make intoads in Europe at Europa Cup level.

In other positions, Scales should be nowhere near starting 11, Welsh should be nowhere near Celtic Park and so on.

Baby steps but progress should take place this/ next month and given our cash reserves we need to relook at the 'model' and bring in technically better players.

To take Chinks point, CalMac against his German counterparts a few weeks ago was shockingly bad and Ralston was just completely out of his depth.

☘️ ? ☘️.

5.) 06 Jul 2024 15:02:27
" We need to spend much more than we have to compete" staggers me so it does! " We need to target players in the £10-£15m bracket" we spent £9m on Edouard and couldn't compete, are you saying an extra £1m has been the answer all along? Nonsense we need to keep unearthing the van dijk's O'Reilly's of this world and keep a hold of them! Good players only cost the eyesight of a good scout! Price doesn't guarentee quality.

6.) 06 Jul 2024 15:45:32
Bhoy88, jeez mate read the post again. We spent 9m on ONE player and he for me was 9m well spent. I said we need to be targeting more players in that bracket as opposed to 3m on unknowns like holm and yang. How many holms and yangs have we had to go thru to find a vvd or oriley.

I also said we won't spend that on players, all i said was to give us a better chance in europe we need to spend more. We have had the same transfer policy for over a decade and our record in europe is embarrassing because of it.

This transfer policy you are wanting to continue with causes us to lack any experience at that level whatsoever. Vvd and oriley had NO experience at that level. Experience is huge.

A transfer policy that's held us back for years and you want to continue with it!
Give your head a wobble, its not rocket science mate.

7.) 06 Jul 2024 16:29:46
Hi All. Just saying, Celtic buy players in the 3/ 4 million market. When we play in the CL we are playing against players in the 50/ 100 million market. That's the issue.

8.) 06 Jul 2024 17:06:52

It's about finding the right balance between the two.

As you'll be well aware the last time we were in a European final in 2003, two out of the three main strikers (Sutton and Hartson) cost around £6M each and the other, king of Kings, was a steal at £600K.

I agree the price tag doesn't always guarantee quality but in many cases peanuts gets you monkey's.

☘️ ☘️ ☘️.

9.) 06 Jul 2024 17:13:39
Exactly Raymond. Money tells the story at the end of the day.
To be fair aindoh No better manager would come near us unless they get backed properly.

10.) 06 Jul 2024 17:17:50
Are we joining the EPL? Some fans are utterly deluded to believe that being in the champions league allows us to spend crazy and pull the worlds best players to sunny Glasgow in an unbelievably competitive domestic league.

We need to accept financially that it isn't possible, being miles ahead domestically is if we stay smart!

I can see many of you being disappointed come September the 1st.

11.) 06 Jul 2024 17:40:32
In a Rodgers team Bojan Miovski would be a great signing .

12.) 06 Jul 2024 17:50:05
Turner1984, im guessing im probably who you're referring to as deluded?
How is explaining what needs to be done with recruitment to help us compete in europe deluded?
No said we will spend that sort of money. I even mentioned in my post that we wouldn't spend that sort of money.
Also no one is asking for the worlds best players as you put it, were asking for better players and can you blame us when we brought in about 20 players last summer for about £1m each which was a disaster.
Can you tell me what part of that is deluded?

13.) 06 Jul 2024 18:16:59
You're not deluded DerryTim.

As the OP questions, and as I've said for years, a lot of our support HAVE been conditioned to accept mediocrity - thinking your suggestions are delusional when there's so much in the bank and we're constantly making a profit on net spends.

The club does not try to be as good as it can be in the recruitment department. Generally, you get what you pay fir, it's that simple.

14.) 06 Jul 2024 19:08:33
We always seem to shop in the £2-4m bracket. You can find the odd gem but on the whole it is a low risk strategy. We need to up that and try getting more quality in the £5-8m bracket. The better the team gets we may only need 2-3 players a season and naturally you may lose 1 or 2 who can be replaced with that money.

15.) 06 Jul 2024 19:09:39
What you have to remember is there are teams with a similar budget to us playing in the CL and getting results against bigger teams. Regardless of spending quantity we need to spend better.

16.) 06 Jul 2024 20:56:59
Transfer fees are not the issue as we have have signed proper quality for low fees in the past Larsson, Lubo, Virgil, O'Reilly etc so it can be done without shopping in a certain price range. Our problem has always been keeping a hold of these players. That's down to two factors imo, the quality of our league and the wages we can offer compared to the big leagues. The fact Atl Madrid want to sign our player proves that we are signing the quality required to help us compete but how do we convince our players that celtic is a better option than Atl Madrid?

17.) 06 Jul 2024 21:02:17
Edouard downed tools for £9m.

18.) 06 Jul 2024 20:24:41
Its not the price that's the issue, Real Madrid and many top teams, still spend 4-5 million on players but its how they develop them into 50 million players, that's the difference.

You could spend 15-20 million on a player and 4 million on another but you cannot guarantee which one will turn out to be the best or most successful purchase, players develop at different speeds and some only in the right environment.

It's not an exact science and if it was, every team would be successful.

19.) 06 Jul 2024 23:06:58
All good stuff guys. I think we all agree that the correct model for us is a mix of development players and quality experienced ones.
BR has said as much. He is not here for a second spell of domestic dominance (tho will no doubt achieve that) but to improve our status in Europe. He recognises we have to, that’s where all the money is, and IMO where the future is heading. We now have an ever expanding CL and 2 levels now beneath that also growing in size, stature and money available. There is no money in Scottish football. I for one am excited about all of that, I think we have everything it takes as a club to be a bigger player on that scene so long as we don’t do anything silly. Get it right on the European scene and we will have no difficulty attracting the players we crave ??.

20.) 07 Jul 2024 01:50:46
Again can you please tell me how many banguras, boerigters and bernebeis we had to go thru to find them players you mentioned?
10 wasters to 1 gem! Also how did we do in europe this past decade with this model.
Our last successful team in europe was oneills when his spending gap was much closer to the top teams.
As one poster mentioned above you definitely fall into the part of the fanbase that has been convinced to accept mediocrity when we have £100m odd sitting in the bank.

21.) 07 Jul 2024 03:07:23
That's the nature of the beast Derrytim I'm afraid, I'm part of the fanbase that is realistic about the financial climate we can operate in giving our economic constraints. I don't care how much we pay for a player as long as he is a good player?.

22.) 07 Jul 2024 10:13:14
It's not being negative or accepting mediocrity, it's about being realistic, get the recruitment team right and the value of purchase shouldn't matter, we can't develop our own to get into the first team, most want away first sniff they get, secondly we buy players at reasonable prices and if they work out great if not then no real damage, however just fund that scouting system a good bit extra and there is players all over the planet good enough to replace each and every starting 11 player, for relatively low fees, I'm as ambitious as the next celtic fan, I just think there is much to do still around celtic park to get it all right moving forward.

23.) 10 Jul 2024 19:30:21
Derry Tim, how would a prospective manager know for sure that he was going to be backed properly.
“Backed Properly “ is not a term any Manager concerned about his transfer budget would accept. It is open to interpretation. A manager coming to Celtic would immediately need assurances that he isn’t going to have any responsibility for existing players at club who are not making a contribution.
Those players seem to be what are blocking the purchases that BR want . A lot of clubs operate the same way . Ie players must be moved on before players can be bought in . Size of squad must be reduced.



27 Jun 2024 21:45:59
If we sell Oh and don't get Idah we will be scrambling about trying to get someone last minute and that usually ends up bad. We need 3 strikers with 2 that can Rotate and a back up. The backup ideally is an up and coming youngster wiling to learn or alternatively a seasoned reliable pro to nick goals in tight games. Saying all that, I'd keep Oh. Are we going to get better back up for the money we will spend on a 3rd choice striker?


1.) 27 Jun 2024 22:43:34
A think we got Idah in at the last minute but a know we’re your coming from, hopefully come Monday we will have a clearer picture of what’s happening.

2.) 27 Jun 2024 23:43:56
I can't see anything being done in terms of incomings until after the Euros. What's everyone flapping for lol.

3.) 28 Jun 2024 11:54:46
The reason people are getting anxious is because our board monumentally screwed up the last two.

4.) 28 Jun 2024 12:06:57
If we had a Board we trust, I'm all for seeing how things play out but.
The only saving grace for me to cut them slack is I trust BR. I see where folks are coming from.
Looking at the bigger picture, there's not much happening anywhere TBF. Sit tight till the Euros are over and see what ripple effect happens when activity in the bigger picture starts.
All that said, Miovski from the sheep would be a start.

5.) 28 Jun 2024 12:31:32
To many of us expect the usual rinse and repeat transfer window. We tried to sign so and so, plates spinning, work behind the scenes etc. No excuses this time so the quality required must be for GK, CH, Midfield enforcer, LB,2 strikers for starters. RB needs an upgrade as well.

6.) 28 Jun 2024 13:03:19
The simplest thing in the world is to say that our Board messed up the last two transfer windows. It’s easy to say that, especially when you are only saying what your fellow negative posters agree with and you don’t have to prove it .
Outside of the control of the transfer window there were many factors that Board and club had to overcome and win the double . We had prolonged injuries to key players, CCV, Hatate and McGregor, amongst others . Most clubs would have great difficulty overcoming these injuries over such a long period. We had referees and VAr officials blatantly cheating us so much, their Head felt it necessary to step down . Authorities arranged our games in such a way that they made it more difficult to win .
The type of Celtic supporter, I try to be is one that looks to investigate the reason for our struggles and try to change what is adversely affecting us, instead of blaming Board irrespective if they carry blame or not .
20 yrs of people blaming the Board has changed nothing, why not try to spend 20 yrs supporting club, like the vast majority of our fans, who renew season books, snap. Up any tickets available, increase spending on club merchandise and yet what must be a negative few, claim board make monumental failure every transfer windows.

7.) 28 Jun 2024 13:29:00
As it stands we have Baine Taylor Scales CCV AJ or Ralston. We will be ripped to shreds in a CL game with that defence!

{Ed007's Note - Then it's a good job we aren't playing CL games until mid-September, that's about 12 weeks away.}

8.) 28 Jun 2024 13:50:36
Wee des

I always read your posts and contributions much of which I fully agree with.

Quality transfer additions are on there way. Some fans need to be patient.

Keep up the positivity.


9.) 28 Jun 2024 14:28:22
Brian, I guess I’m a glass half full poster but why do you presume quality signings are incoming? What has the board done to back that up recently? Even Roger’s was noticeably peed off with the last two windows, as a mantra the board use. We come out of every window stronger, I can’t remember the last time we have done that. And whilst des is correct in saying other factors affected us last season, apart from Idah on loan, how many of the new signings contributed to the league and cup win in the end. For me it all came about due to established players coming back from injury. Like everyone else I’m praying we do get quality in but the board have let us down now too many times for me to believe them, until they are holding the scarf at parkhead. ( I do believe we will sign players but will they be the experienced ready made players Roger’s has alluded to ) . I know it’s 6 weeks until kick off and there is still time for me it’s not a timing issue it’s a quality issue.

10.) 28 Jun 2024 16:14:24

I think you have answered your own question.


11.) 28 Jun 2024 16:39:34
Quinn, I wonder when someone who has had a few negatives about the Board before the transfer season even opens up feels it necessary to say that they are a glass half full poster, readers should be able to judge without prompting.
Every season, every transfer window over last 20 yrs. and more, a number of posters start on the Board as if it the only reason we haven’t won 10 of the last 20 Champions League . To these posters, half glass full or empty winning 12/ 13 SPL’s are not worth mentioning, winning 5 Trebles are just a nuisance that is reported in Celtic View . But the year we don’t win the SPL was the worse act of treachery ever carried out by any Board . All Board members should have been expelled from being within 10 miles radius of a Celtic Domestic game for life, for not winning this title . Our Board members must have a good laugh on face- time the number of posts from the same posters ridiculing and abusing the Board
We take Celtic Board for granted, we accuse them of having a monumental cock -up if we lose 2/ 3 domestic games on way to double or treble . We blame the Board for allowing cheating refs and VAR officials from giving bias pro Sevco decisions and anti Celtic decisions. Board was to blame for almost all our home matches played last season, in horrendous weather conditions effecting the surface . . Some of these fans even blames Scales for playing well and keeping his place on team . Ex League of Ireland player should know better than keep playing for Celtic . Surely a Polish or Swedish player must be better.

12.) 28 Jun 2024 21:50:13
Personally des, I don’t give the board much credit for the trophy wins to be honest, in my eyes it’s purely down to players and management, and in some years poor competition . Whilst the league is the bread and butter as a fan that invests quite a bit of money into supporting the club travelling from England every home game as loads do from Ireland and England as well surely we can want a bit more from our board regarding being the best we can be. How many transfers have fallen through just because the board won’t go that extra bit, we had toney in the building and pushed him aside for a cheaper option who failed drastically. That’s just one of a few, personally I would just want us to come out with a deficit instead of breaking even and banking more money to be embarrassed in Europe year after year. Would ange have stayed possibly if he thought we would back him for the season , who knows . I really hope they go that bit further this season though, and I’ve had a few beers after football so maybe it’s a longer post than it should be . So don’t mean to sound argumentative, this group is all about opinions and we won’t always agree on stuff anyway. But it would be boring if we all agreed ?.

13.) 29 Jun 2024 00:05:35
Quinn, I am so glad for the sake of the club I have supported since the mid 60’s that apart from the terrible 90’s when our whole club was in danger of been swept away with the illegal Murray storm . In his hurricane D Murray tried to erode all of Celtic and for once the Board was rocky and needed good men;like John Keane, who was buried ths week, F McCann and others including many thousands Celtic supporters invested their money to get the club firmly on feet and able to stand up to all Sevco ‘s cheating and continue to out grow . The Board knows that there maybe a few pen warriors who fault every move Board makes but Board is happy the vast majority of supporters who matter, season book holders, regular match attenders, club merchandise buyers, all are happy or they wouldn’t invest so much extra money every season in club . These are the sophisticated Celtic supporters, who know when club is been well run, and knows when Board are spending money foolishly, they are a better barometer than any supporters forum.

14.) 29 Jun 2024 12:23:54
Quinn, We don’t know why players that SMSM tells us we were interested in, were actual true at all . We certainly have no idea why they fell through . .
If, I should be so cheeky to offer you advice, , u may have more enjoyment following your club if u ignore absolutely everything in SMSM .




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just heard same story from someone who added Rogers told £x available to bring players in and he is now getting £y. He won't accept being the scapegoat.


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