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06 Aug 2021 15:27:09
Brighton back in for Eddy?

I'm busy but I've got Airdrie Taxis number.


1.) 06 Aug 2021 16:05:41
Am no busy, so I was watching a couple of games v. Sevco from 2018 and he is now a shadow of the player he was and should be.
Hopefully he gets his move, we get some cash and improve to team and everybody's happy?

2.) 06 Aug 2021 16:33:18
I think that's the main problem OAB. We all how good the guy can be but when u see the way he is now its hard to watch and not go mad. Glad to hear you have the taxi on standby JFP.

3.) 06 Aug 2021 17:23:52
Al pick him up am no daen anything 🤣.

4.) 06 Aug 2021 17:39:47
I can drop him at Cairnryan in the morning â›´.

5.) 06 Aug 2021 19:13:25
Got a mate at DHL, just make sure the box is well taped up.

6.) 06 Aug 2021 20:38:42
If Eddy starts on Sunday Then the fans need to make him up his game.

7.) 07 Aug 2021 07:10:11
Southampton are supposed to bidding too but they won't or can't offer the wages Brighton are offering eddy.



26 Mar 2021 13:06:07
Unsure whether the wife is collaborating with Pedro and Cork Paul to send me over the edge given I'm worth more dead than alive.

But she's just come in from work and reported that Keano was allegedly seen in the Dakota Hotel.

Either that or he was heard feckn shouting.


{Ed007's Note - You'll be hoping Mark Chapman's escaped..... 😉

1.) 26 Mar 2021 14:24:41
J you'll be hoping it's actually in dakota 🤣.

2.) 26 Mar 2021 14:39:09
Dakota Hotel JFP?
There's no way Terry Thomas is forking out for that unless an announcement is imminent 😄.



31 Jan 2021 18:45:43
Is Davies signed for Liverpool?


1.) 31 Jan 2021 19:10:17
Not confirmed as yet JFP but they've apparently offered 2M as well as sending their young Dutch CB, Sepp Van Den Berg, to PNE on loan for the remainder of the season.

2.) 31 Jan 2021 19:14:39
So he hadn't signed any pre contract to join us then.

3.) 31 Jan 2021 19:15:47
sore one if we do miss out.

4.) 31 Jan 2021 19:21:33
a real sore one and one to join the list of regrets this shouldn't have been allowed to happen no way.

5.) 31 Jan 2021 19:31:49
What half decent player outwith scotland is going to sign for us at present when no one knows who's running the asylum.
We are a complete basket case.

6.) 31 Jan 2021 20:16:58
Every time we try to sign a player it takes weeks. Other clubs get these things done in a matter of days. We seem to haggle over every penny and make sure every intricate details benefits the club rather than just agree a price and a wage.
We’ve had since January 1st to talk to Davies if we wanted him. We’ve know the defence needed work, but we wait till the last couple of days, take ages over it and someone comes in a steals him in a matter of hours.
I know I’m making it more simplistic than it is, but look how quickly the Sevconians get dead done. Liverpool will have him signed in a matter of hours.
We really are a sham of a club.
You can guarantee Lennon will see out the season, and I definitely wouldn’t bet against him being here next season.

{Ed007's Note - We've been talking to Davies agent for weeks and he was in no hurry to leave PNE, the pre-contract is agreed but not signed - there was also talks held with TRIFC, Newcastle and Bournemouth.
If a player chooses somewhere else that's hardly Celtic's fault.}

7.) 31 Jan 2021 20:55:24
Fair enough on this one if Davies stalled, but we always take ages to get deals done when other clubs have them done quickly.

{Ed007's Note - Honestly mate it doesn't work like that although it sometimes feels like it does. Most transfers are long drawn out affairs and things can change in the blink of an eye. Without taking a dig at you, Degsy or anyone else but the normal fan in the street has no idea what's involved and to be honest neither did I until I started doing this and learning from people like Ed001 & Ed002 - I was the exact same and just try to pass on what I've learned and found out over the years.}

8.) 31 Jan 2021 21:31:14
If PNE know he has agreed terms with us, and Liverpool offer the reported 2 million, of course they would accept, it’s two million or potentially nothing. And it can’t be celtics fault, even if we wanted to spend the 2 million, what player would reject the chance of Liverpool to stay at PNE or join us. We need to be more positive now and build for the future, loan deals make better sense, let the next manager and with any luck DOF choose the players required rather than acquiring a squad of previous choices, especially when signings have been so poor. We think we are only going for these pre contracts as it’s a nominal fee for players with a higher value, business decisions rather than footballing.



31 Jan 2021 14:16:47
"I've asked continuously for an update on this (the review) the club must provide an update. "

(John Paul Taylor)




30 Jan 2021 19:51:56
Motherwell have apparently accepted an offer from Celtic for Declan Gallagher?


1.) 30 Jan 2021 19:57:32
Oh super more rubbish to add to the stockpile.

2.) 30 Jan 2021 19:59:03
Is a swap deal for Lennon?

3.) 30 Jan 2021 20:37:28
shocking if we have.

4.) 30 Jan 2021 20:46:36
Any news on the Preston defender yet?

5.) 30 Jan 2021 21:57:46
Kev, Davies has agreed a pre contract with Celtic. Talks are now ongoing to see if a deal can be done before the window closes. If a deal can’t be reached we will announce the pre contract deal.

6.) 30 Jan 2021 23:04:39
A definite drop in standard but will do a job in a team with young Welsh I feel. Bitton can't stay at the back, Duffy has to leave and I feel Ajer will leave also.

7.) 30 Jan 2021 23:46:02
This is why loans should only be allowed until the new manager comes in. We don't want to fill the squad with players that ain't good enough and won't want to move on because they won't find a better wage elsewhere. Unless it's genuine quality we are bringing in, which clearly Gallagher isn't.

8.) 31 Jan 2021 07:54:50
I don’t agree on the Declan Gallagher view. The bhoy has proven himself on the International stage and the money and wages it would take, has to be considered a good squad player. Duffy made a few mistakes, however he didn’t have a decent keeper behind him. One which could easily have saved both of those goals. When NL said at the start of the window that GK was not a position we were looking to strengthen in, I was worried about second place then and I’m getting more and more worried as the day goes on, surely we could get a keeper in on loan until we find some team crazy enough to take Barkas off our hands. Also if there is someone earmarked for the Celtic job at the end of the season, give it to Broonie and Kennedy, until then. Second place is in serious jeopardy and not only that, each and everyone of us are going to be robbed of our only escapism from this C.V. Watching Celtic was supposed to help ease the hardship of these lockdowns, we pleaded to get the football back, given the choice, I would rather get the season called now. Let the fn red arrows fly over and the rubbish of 55 start. I’d much rather that, than endure this for another few months and then listen to that rubbish then. Things are not going to improve unless something is done and it is breaking my heart and sickening me more and more each day. HH 💚🍀.

9.) 31 Jan 2021 10:26:42
Gallagher is dugmeat. Proven at international level haha he has had 1 decent game for Scotland embarrassing signing if it happens.

10.) 31 Jan 2021 11:00:28
I’d take Declan Gallagher, if only as a squad player. But I’d say he’s probably better then what we have at the moment with injuries, want aways and loans. Not just a new team next season, possibly a new squad 🤷🏼‍♂️.

11.) 31 Jan 2021 15:44:48
Dc, the boy is a player, can read the game and if you can’t see that, I’m sorry bud. He’s actually had a couple of good games and that’s playing beside players, he’s never played with before. HH.

12.) 31 Jan 2021 16:26:04
Bbb209 are you serious Duffy made mistakes because the goalkeepers weren’t good enough.

13.) 02 Feb 2021 07:02:39
Hi Ok, I meant we are punished even more, than if there was a better keeper. Not defending Duffy one bit. Right from the start if every game, he goes through players trying to win a ball he has no chance of getting to and gives away needless free kicks. Some if his antics in the box are wild, throwing himself about like a keeper. So the answer to your question is no. Merely that it is highlighted even more by our lack of a good keeper. I also don’t entertain the fact that JK is a good coach either, as our defence is absolutely shocking, so good knows what he is teaching them.




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20 Jan 2022 21:14:09

'Celtic are delighted to sign Matt O'Riley'.

So what's the craic and whit dae we know about our Matt?


1.) 20 Jan 2022 21:36:01
MK Dons signed Matt from Fulham this time last January.
In the last 51 weeks, Matt has played 49 league games in a row for MK Dons.
He’s scored 10 league goals and he had 7 league assists.
Impressive stats at a lower level.

2.) 21 Jan 2022 00:22:44
Our board gets its fair share of criticism and rightly so, but there's no doubt they've backed our Manager in the last two transfer windows.

I've lost count of the players that have come in but it must be 15+ with the signing of Matt O'Reily.

Ange is putting together a young side that could be playing together for many years to come.

☘ ? ☘.

3.) 21 Jan 2022 09:37:20
Steve Evans who knows the league inside out he's came from, says he's a cracker with a wand of a left foot and will do well.

4.) 21 Jan 2022 09:41:31
Stats remind me of a Chris Commons.

5.) 21 Jan 2022 09:57:04
Ange has now brought in 19 players which has included a few projects for the B team.

6.) 21 Jan 2022 12:46:47
Steve Evans is a die hard Celtic man and his ambition is to manage Celtic one day.

7.) 21 Jan 2022 13:44:41
Nice one Buzz, 19 players - irrespective of team or league, that's a remarkable number in such a short space of time.

☘ ? ☘.



14 Jan 2022 19:17:26
Being a shop window to the Anglo Saxon league should be embraced and exploited for all its worth. It's a fact even if we're not exactly over the moon about it. As well as providing the opportunity to play in front of 60,000 and on a European stage while at Celtic we serve as a catalyst to bigger money south of Hadrian's wall. The strategy (1) buy young players who are appreciating assets although they will always need blended with experience who are depreciating assets. Combine that with academy players we have knitted ourselves and the best of Scottish home grown talent (2) Secure them ideally on 4 year deals so we get at least two seasons out them or it's demoralising and means constant change which is disruptive (3) sell them with sufficient time to go on contracts to maintain their residual value and (4) give the Anglo Saxons nothing cheap when it's time to move them on. Take big bucks from them with big bucks. The days of accepting low ball offers from south of the border should be well and truly over they're quick to tell us how superior and better off they are financially.

Jota is a classic example of exceptional young talent that can be unearthed, enjoyed for a few seasons and moved on at a healthy profit. Rather than bemoan that fact we accept that's just how it is but make it work for us. That's business.


1.) 14 Jan 2022 20:39:10
What’s the odds on Aneka’s song Japanese Boy getting played over the tannoy on Monday night?

Hail Hail



09 Jan 2022 16:31:15
Ed or lads

Does anybody know who it is that's commentating on Celtic B team game today along with Gerry McCulloch?

Wullie? But it's not Wullie McStay I don't think he did half time piece and handed it over to them.

Sounds like a youth academy coach. Referred to playing with Albion Rovers.

PS: Very evident that first team style of play is filtering down.


1.) 09 Jan 2022 17:06:17
Answer: Willie McNab.

2.) 09 Jan 2022 18:43:42
Thought he was very insightful spoke really well, the B team looked good the keeper looks tha part great with ball at feet and young summers and the left winger looked good.

3.) 09 Jan 2022 19:15:35

I agree on every point.

He was excellent and insightful is spot on.

The team moved the ball about well and it stayed on the grass. They were a joy to watch. Always somebody showing for the ball. First team philosophy evident.

Keeper had a great save and played like a sweeper. Very comfortable with ball at his feet as you say. .

Summers who got MOTM I think was excellent.

But my MOTM was left winger. Brookes?

You were thinking my thoughts exactly Mally.

4.) 09 Jan 2022 20:36:21
Did you know Ben Summers played the role of Tommy Burns in
a feature film “The boy who got lucky” back in 2018?

5.) 09 Jan 2022 20:48:05
Thats the boy jfp brook's looked great, and bang on about the way they play passed for fun, few missing as well like Moffat and Murray.

6.) 09 Jan 2022 21:14:44

I didn’t know that.

If he’s half the man he’ll be alright.


As I said I shared your thoughts and we were a joy to watch.

If I’d have known earlier before you posted that the game was on I’d have nipped up to stadium. It’s a good day out especially when we’re missing our fix during winter break with limited support numbers looking likely to continue unfortunately.



03 Jan 2022 14:00:36
Just a hunch but I'm not building my hopes up about getting back into the stadium again this season.

Jason Leitch quoted this morning that 'Restrictions could continue well into Spring'.

Starting to fear the worst which will suit the team chasing two in a row more than it will suit us.

I hope I'm wrong and just being pessimistic.

It would be massively disappointing if season ticket holders don't get a full season for their money for the third season in a row.


1.) 03 Jan 2022 14:59:26
It will be extremely disappointing if fans don't get back in but we have to stop this crap of thinking we can't win without our fans. Geez if we can't beat 11 men with or without backing, then we deserve to finish 2nd.

2.) 03 Jan 2022 15:27:05

I didn’t say we couldn’t win without fans its just my opinion that no fans hurts us more than them.

But it’s all about opinions.

The main thrust of the post was to raise the increasing potential that games may be played behind closed doors for the rest of the season.

3.) 03 Jan 2022 18:31:48
Yes JFP, rightly or wrongly (not getting into that debate again) the ‘no fans’ at games is becoming more and more of a possibility.
However the ‘suits them more than it suits us’ scenario was, in my opinion, a smokescreen started by Lennon to mask his massive shortcomings as both a man manager and football tactician.
Ange I believe will be a different kettle of fish. I reckon he will be as much of a motivator as Lennon was not.
Time will tell (maybe) . Let’s hope closed stadiums become a thing of past.

4.) 03 Jan 2022 21:14:20
Playing un empty stadiums (500 is empty! ) is not what football is about and although it would be bad for the game in general, I think that the way Ange has got this team playing for him, I am more confident than I would be this time last season that they would handle it. Power of the Samuri.

5.) 03 Jan 2022 21:20:43
I for one will struggle to even bother watching if we're forced to play behind closed doors, it is truly awful watching football in an empty stadium, it is a totally different game crowds v no crowds. All sports come down to pressure, the ones that handle it win, playing in an empty stadium takes away a huge part of the pressure.



01 Jan 2022 12:14:35
Ed 007 and Friends

Happy New Year to each of you and All the Best for 2022.

God Bless.


PS: HAIL HAIL translates as HYO HYO.

But it's too close to the other mobs favourite chant. ☘️.


{Ed007's Note - Happy New Year mate.}

1.) 01 Jan 2022 12:31:47
How about:-
? Samurai, Samurai, Samurai
?Samurai, Samurai, Samurai -au

Interspersed with the odd verse of ‘Here we go - here we go- here we go’ etc

At least we won’t forget the words ?

Happy new year again all ????????.

2.) 01 Jan 2022 13:05:20
Happy New Year to all our readers.

Hail Hail




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21 Dec 2021 19:28:34
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14 Dec 2021 22:28:44
Cash him in as a deposit on CCV and pay up the rest.

That’s ma silent protest tae the board.

PS: oh aye and signing Jota Dermot is also a feckn no brainer.




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22 Oct 2021 16:49:17

From experience the powers that be are unlikely to burst a gut trying to get his signing rushed through for our game at New Year.




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15 Aug 2021 14:24:10

Abada was injured but didn’t know Christie was?




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28 May 2021 20:09:46
Lads I asked on podcast weeks ago if their was a bigger problem at Celtic Park and called out Dermot Desmond our absentee landlord who to date has been silent. I haven’t renewed season ticket but it was a formality as was ma laddies but for the first time in half a decade I’m asking myself should I? Here’s the craic. Last year you paid £600 and didn’t watch a game. This year can we have £600 again please but we don’t know who the manager is or if you’ll be allowed into the stadium but give us your money anyway. Now it’s the manager deal is belly up but deadline date for paying is 25.06.21. Oh and here’s a £50 voucher which we hope makes up for a c**t of a season when we were found sleeping at the wheel. (Please note expiry date) . Come on to feck Celtic or I may decide Mary’s Meals and Albion Rovers are more deserving of my hard earned cash.





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21 Jan 2022 14:15:41
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19 Jan 2022 21:48:49

I reckon the village I came from was worse than the Maestros.




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19 Jan 2022 20:01:02
He was a stand out with Hibs like John Collins before him. A half a half a wit could see that. If we were bargain hunting shame on the Celtic board. If he just didn’t want to come then there is nothing we could have done about it. Only John himself and him with the heated driveway know and we may never. Either way he was the natural successor to Scott Brown and a massive massive loss. Fantastic player. It makes you wonder what Paul McStay would be worth though.




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16 Jan 2022 19:09:44
I’d rather have Brother Midden than Wullie Collum.

He either tries too hard to be fair or he’s a souper one or the other.

Either way he gives us nothing and his absence is a plus for me.




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12 Jan 2022 19:46:39

Ah thought TIM telling ye tae stay positive was a bad choice of words! ?

Look after yourself and get well soon buddy.

God Bless.