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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.



26 Jan 2021 21:20:49
Dr Jo Venglos dead at 84. RIP.


1.) 26 Jan 2021 21:29:07
Rip Dr Jo Venglos, the man who brought us Lubo 😔💚💚🍀🍀.

2.) 26 Jan 2021 21:29:15
What a shame I remember when he came in no one knew about him brought in Lubo and the king sadly missed rest in peace friend.

3.) 26 Jan 2021 21:38:57
RIP Dr. Jo, a coach who was ahead of his time in terms of diet, fitness and the type of lifestyle he expected his players to commit to in order to perform at their best on the pitch.

Coached in leagues all around the world as well as at International level and was rightly highly respected.

4.) 26 Jan 2021 21:51:21
RIP Dr. Jo Venglos.
Hopefully a minute silence tomorrow night for both Dr. Jo and Shuggy.
May they both Rest In Peace.

5.) 26 Jan 2021 23:12:38
RIP Dr Joe
Very Sad.

6.) 27 Jan 2021 01:08:27
Apparantly he was way ahead of his time . But that's Scotland. Rip jo.

7.) 27 Jan 2021 01:57:07
rip dr jo.

8.) 27 Jan 2021 09:07:12
tony2bhoy Wim Jansen brought the king to Celtic.

9.) 27 Jan 2021 14:39:23
He signed Mjallby and Moravcik.

10.) 27 Jan 2021 20:46:42
Dr Jo also signed Mark Viduka for Celtic .




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03 Apr 2021 10:40:58
If appointed Howe will only be the third English manager in our history. We have had four Irish managers. We've now had 19 managers in total. Lennon and McNeil were the only managers to manage us twice. The next manager will be our 20th. When I saw Celtic play for the first time we were only on our 4th manager and for many on here it would have been out 3rd. It shows the extent of Celtics history we've lived which is quite amazing.

Anyway have a nice Holy Saturday lads.


1.) 03 Apr 2021 11:15:16
I’ve just noticed your question, if Joe Jordan was in charge for one game.
Joe Jordan did take over from Liam Brady but only for ONE DAY.
Joe felt that also stepping down was the right thing to do.
Frank Connor took over for a few games until Lou Macari was appointed.

2.) 03 Apr 2021 11:17:56
Hope he's better than the 2 previous English managers J.

3.) 03 Apr 2021 11:37:20

I forgot about Joe Jordan and big Frank Connor who was caretaker and an Airdrie man.

Where are you reading Carmylebohoys question Buzz?

4.) 03 Apr 2021 11:29:32

That’s what I was thinking.

Mowbray single handedly dismantled a team and his donkey purchase ratio was phenomenal. Barnes was a disaster who went further down in my estimations after his recent comments.

I think we played some of the best football I’ve watched over the years under Tommy Burns and Liam Brady.

5.) 03 Apr 2021 12:25:11
Can't disagree especially under TB god bless him.

6.) 03 Apr 2021 12:33:27
I was looking for Ed001 comments on Howe.
I found it on page 8 and that’s when I noticed Carmylebhoy’s question. 😂.



02 Apr 2021 21:10:16
I'm away to my Peter.

Here's a challenge for my awakening God willing.

Pray tell why should I be clicking ma heals delighted at Eddie Howe's appointment?

Goodnight and God Bless.


1.) 02 Apr 2021 22:08:47
Nothing's confirmed JFP. Keano still has a shout from what I can see, HH.

2.) 03 Apr 2021 03:24:10
Prison does that too you JFP. Too much time in yer peeter. Not heard that one for a while click your heals Dorothy there's no place like home. HH.

3.) 03 Apr 2021 08:33:07
Like Dorothy from the Wizard Of Oz clicking her heels it's all fantasy.
You can click your heels or bury your head in your hands once the appointment is made but that's far from certain at the moment despite the rumours.



02 Apr 2021 18:46:57
Eddie Howe managed Bournemouth then somebody else south of Hadrian's wall that starts with a B then eh aye Bournemouth again.

Aye and he played for eh aye that's right Bournemouth. Has anybody ever been in Bournemouth? It's the most boring blue rinse Tory backwater I've ever had the misfortune to work in or visit.

Why am I no excited.

He's got five pluses for me:

(1) He might be a fantastic as yet undiscovered manager destined for the top who is only currently on the bru because nobody in Engerland loves or appreciates him.

(2) He's cheap.

(3) He's availabie.

(4) He's no Roy Keane and

(5) He's no Roy Keane.

I take it Peter Lawell isnae away then?

That's all I have to say about that.


1.) 02 Apr 2021 19:10:13
And breath jfp. . 😂😂😂.

2.) 02 Apr 2021 19:59:22
Give it a break JFP

If we hired Pep you would complain, Howe won the LMA manager of they year in England, had a 46% win rate win Bournemouth, He was a contender for the Arsenal, Chelsea and England job at the age of 40.

He probably stayed at the club 1 year to long just as I personally think WGS did with us.

If Howe is allowed his own people and is allowed to run things his way he will do a fantastic job.

My only concern will be what happens when he leaves for a big job in the EPL in 2 or 3 years, will he take the whole backroom staff including the DOF if he has a say in who that will be just like Rodgers tried to do?
I personally think that the DOF will be the most important hire this off season as it should be the DOF that runs the whole footballing side of the operation.
It should be the DOF who is still here once Howe leaves and gets to choose the next HC which should be a seamless transition when he is brought in.

3.) 02 Apr 2021 20:23:20


Thanks very much for that.

Bollocks though I’m no the moaner stick with the programme.

God Bless. ☘️.

4.) 02 Apr 2021 20:26:23
The negativity does ma box in, wouldn't matter who we appointed there would be moans on here, howe is a good young coach he's intelligent and handles the press a bit like Rodgers. a hope it happens.

5.) 02 Apr 2021 20:47:32

You’re the most depressing guy on this forum and now negativity does your feckn box in?

6.) 02 Apr 2021 22:12:18
Aye right have a look at my posts J more positive than your constant moans.



25 Mar 2021 13:41:06
Why has this guys CV even got him linked with the Celtic manager job?

'Roy Keane was appointed manager of Sunderland shortly after his retirement as a player and took the club from 23rd position in the Football League Championship in late August to win the division title and gain promotion to the Premier League. He resigned in December 2008 and from April 2009 to January 2011 was manager of Championship club Ipswich Town. In November 2013 he was appointed assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team by manager Martin O'Neill. '

Aye and whit?


1.) 25 Mar 2021 14:03:45
Ohh JFP, with every report that Roy's odds are dropping you may require something stronger than the Bovril 👍 to get you through this.

2.) 25 Mar 2021 14:04:05
Agree its not the best, he's linked because of his name, I don't fancy him and think it would set us back a few years.

3.) 25 Mar 2021 14:10:34
we will just need to get behind him jfp if it is him bro. ed pointed out on here that it will be crucial to who his assistant is i 100 percent agree there if he can bring a great assistant with a tactical knowledge of the game could be a good appointment.

4.) 25 Mar 2021 14:13:31
Genuinely not trying to tip you over the edge JFP (honestly) but in his favour, Roy that is,

* no fool
* great football knowledge
* winning mentality
* Scottish Premiership hardly La Liga
* managerial experience
* excellent people to call on if needed (Sir Alex, MON, Mick McCarthy)

5.) 25 Mar 2021 14:15:50
Pedro Mally

It’s embarrassing.

If he wasn’t Irish, Dermot’s pal and unemployed he wouldn’t even be in the frame. He certainly wouldn’t be getting an interview on the basis of his CV.

He is to progress what Nigel Farage is to European unity and race relations.

I’ll have a half in that Bovril please.

6.) 25 Mar 2021 14:16:03
It's early days Mally and as they say until it's signed, sealed and announced it's nothing more than a guessing game.

Maybe Roy is playing along under DD's instructions to throw the hacks off the scent.

7.) 25 Mar 2021 14:25:19
UI, totally agree. I'd say assistants plural (the team that's around him) would be crucial.

Listen, if Slippy G can win this league in 3 seasons, why can't Roy (with the correct backing) not do better?

8.) 25 Mar 2021 14:29:04
JFP, I hear what your saying and you know I agree with you, but I'm just trying to play 😈 advocate.

No matter who is appointed, whatever their credentials, background or experience for the job. There's always someone that's not going to be happy.

9.) 25 Mar 2021 14:34:13
pedro. its Michael beale who does it all for that sevie team all the tactics and formation slippy is juts a big brand name that sells seasons books attracts players and brings money in to the club. as for winning the league in 3 seasons no chance need to win league next season and try push on in Europe.

10.) 25 Mar 2021 14:35:05
Mccarthy aye right, seriously ad back him like any of our managers but gut feeling this won't end well if it's him. too much baggage and let's hope he doesn't bring butt.

11.) 25 Mar 2021 14:47:01
If it is Keane I would not even look at Celtic or the results until I know he and DD is out the club But I really can't see it being Keane.

12.) 25 Mar 2021 15:15:17
I'm not sure I would go as far as you Tony but I certainly would not give the club any of my hard earned cash and would be calling for DD and the board to resign as they are obviously clueless if they appoint Keane.

13.) 25 Mar 2021 15:24:48
JFP, I read a bit on the guy Beale but again, with the right team around there's nothing to say that Keane couldn't win the league on his first season.

Mally, the Mccarthy bit was tongue-in-cheek as we all know how much Roy 💘 Mick.

More often than not, I agree with the two of you and the posts you put up, so I really hope that Keane doesn't get it or there will be some sore heads on here.

14.) 25 Mar 2021 15:27:12
Agreed UI re Beale @ Sevco.

15.) 25 Mar 2021 15:27:21
UI what are u trying to say that Beale is the fat bird that can sing but needsto be fronted up by a model who cant? 😂.

16.) 25 Mar 2021 15:40:07
Don't get me wrong I really admire Keane but not as a manager he has done nothing to show me that he would progress the team in any way Its just clone for Lennon IMO as far as manager goes.

17.) 25 Mar 2021 15:46:17
Hi Ed, good stuff with the podcast stuff it’s something I will tune into when on the night shift. Always read the pages but usually by time I’m going to post I have read similar. I am undecided on Keane but like everyone else his success it’s dependant on recruitment of good coaches and we need players out and others in. I’m always cautious of the french players we have had, some great abilities but attitude at times questionable. I always think a good market is Scandinavia, Germany, Poland etc. They settle well with weather and Glasgow etc. Anyway good luck Ed and if it’s Keane I’m quids in as backed him at 16s lol.

{Ed007's Note - Thanks mate, we enjoy doing it and once we've done a few we should have everything running smoothly 👍
There's changes being made to UEFA's FFP Regs and according to Ed002 one issue that may cause friction with some Football Associations is that any changes will be written to meet European Law which will impact British sides in respect of Work Permits, buying kiddies from Europe etc..

18.) 25 Mar 2021 15:57:30
Keane would be a really bad appointment imo.

19.) 25 Mar 2021 16:08:28
In relation to the younger players, I know it’s a gamble signing them and it’s all about potential but like we have seen in recent times, unless our youth coaches are not doing their jobs then the path to 1st team has been blocked so it’s money wasted. That’s why we need the d. o. f role and set our style of play out then no matter what manager comes in the philosophy is the same it’s just really about them working around it.



21 Mar 2021 10:54:33
Ed is the Skype piece audio only as well which I assume you tube is or is it video?

How do we get you I've never used Skype before posters appear to be having problems with live:ed007?

238 subscribers? 😂.


{Ed007's Note - It'll be audio only mate - I don't think the internet's ready for my ugly mug yet 😂 if you search for live:ed007 on Skype you should find me OK but I'm not on it just now as I can't log into it I must still be logged into on Grotbags phone and she's away out just now 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️




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28 Mar 2021 17:51:48
C’mon the Board.




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26 Mar 2021 19:24:26

I think I heard that sadly.

I’m climbing up on the roof just now but if you hear anything (although that will probably be him) let me know.


{Ed007's Note - You better get Mrs JFP to shave your butt cheek for that tattoo.... lucky her eh 🤮



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09 Jan 2021 19:46:13
Panic over first bit of good news this year. 👍.


{Ed007's Note - I've never understood the clamour to get him - or the majority of ex-players back. The only realistic one I'd even consider is Paddy Roberts for 2 reasons, we know that on form and flying with confidence he can rip the SPFL up and Forrest played the best football of his career with Paddy nipping at his heels.
At least Fraser Forster has came out and said what we all knew, he had no intention od coming back up here so hopefully that's one less transfer Lawwell can be accused of "messing up".}



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01 Dec 2020 10:03:21
Bravetart would that behaviour motivate you?




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29 Nov 2020 19:55:07
Henriks Tongue go back and read your response to my earlier comment and either stand by it or retract it. You now have two contradictory posts. A man with one ar$e can’t ride two horses. You asked me why it was embarrassing and i’ve told you. I protested against the board in the Kelly era. Different days different scenarios. I’m also paying hard earned cash to watch my team when I can’t see them play which is why my biggest issue is with overpaid prima-donnas. Establish the facts before shooting from the lip. Goodnight and God Bless. ☘️.





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10 Apr 2021 20:24:50

😂 👍.




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10 Apr 2021 18:56:37

If we can buy Nelly Noosy for £5m he’s a steal. We haven’t seen the best of him and we’ll be under new management.




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10 Apr 2021 18:43:10
To East Belfast?




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09 Apr 2021 19:37:56
Ed 😂👍.


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09 Apr 2021 19:09:17

We proletariat can’t do it but please accept Ed’s Vladimir GIPHY in agreement.

Come the day of the revolution brother!


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