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23 Jun 2022 17:25:38
Ben Davies links cropping up again, anything in this?


1.) 23 Jun 2022 20:15:37
I hope not Ken

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22 Jun 2022 18:25:15
I've got a feeling we are going to bring in this Vinicius Souza. I've had a look at his stats and they're insane for a DM. Would be a coup if we got this one over the line!


1.) 22 Jun 2022 20:19:12
I hope so, especially now that the Semedo stuff seems to have died down. The fact that we could see a Brazilian and an Argentinian joining in the same window is making me feel like a wean on Christmas Eve lol.

2.) 22 Jun 2022 20:36:45
Guys the boy Souza DOES NOT want to come to Scotland.
Just move on please.

3.) 22 Jun 2022 21:34:05
Where did he tell you he wants to go Tim?

4.) 22 Jun 2022 22:03:59
you know him Tim?

5.) 23 Jun 2022 09:03:52
I’m not so sure Brazilian or Argentinian players would be great signings. From Juninho to Rafael Shidt or that big donkey Emerson at that mob they don’t have a great history of doing well over here.
I would love to be proved wrong but Brazilians in particular have struggled with the pace and physicality of our league.
Of course every player is different so could work out but personally I’m more excited with players from Scandinavia, France or Netherlands as they seem to do well in Scotland.



16 Jun 2022 18:55:27
Looks like Siegrist is going to sign. What's everyone's thoughts on that one then? From his analytics looks like a good shot stopper but bad with his feet. Wonder if Bain will leave then? Any info ED?


{Ed007's Note - I really can't understand us signing Siegrist unless a) Bain is leaving or b) Tobi Oluwayemi is leaving either on loan or permanently - which would be a major mistake.
Hart is going to be No.1 and again I can't understand Siegrist being happy to sit on the bench, if we were planning on signing Siegrist why did we give Bain a new deal?
I picked up on a snippet last week that Fleetwood Town were looking for a new 'keeper, so could Scott Brown make a move for Bain?}

1.) 16 Jun 2022 19:15:26
Bain is average at best, Seigrist will provide cover as we will have a heavy schedule. Tried and tested and free, no brainer for me.

{Ed007's Note - So why give Bain a new contract in January if we knew Siegrist was available on a free 6 months later? We've just got rid of one GK who was stuck in limbo and Barkas still has to return next summer. If Siegrist is going to No.2 we're paying Bain for sitting in limbo and pushing one of the best young 'keepers in the UK down the pecking order.
I'm not question signing a player of Siegrist quality, Chinks, I'm pointing out the problems it causes the squad as it stands and if we knew we were going to bring in a GK why did we extend Bain's contract 6 months ago?}

2.) 16 Jun 2022 19:50:54
In case we didn’t get Seigrest?
Was this not the case with Fraser Foster - we sold Gordon in the basis FF was going to sign and he changed his mind?

{Ed007's Note - Bain had 6 months left on his contract and signed the new 2 year deal in January so the talks would have started November/December, if Celtic knew in January they were bring a new GK in this summer be it Siegrist or A.N. Other then why give Bain a new 2 year deal in January? That's just poor planning and organisation.
Bain could be sitting there for 2 years on £8k - £10k a week with no chance of kicking a ball for us unless there is a major injury crisis.
Signing Seigrist while Bain is still here also pushes Tobi further down the pecking order so imo if Seigrist does sign we need to either lose Bain or Tobi from the squad and if it's Tobi hopefully it's only on loan because he will have caught plenty of scouts eyes playing for Engalnd recently.}

3.) 16 Jun 2022 20:04:16
Maybe the bain neww deal Wass to shock seigrist into deciding one way or another. So Celtic can say we aren't desperate for another GK here is the wages we are willing to offer. Just my opinion though.

4.) 16 Jun 2022 20:06:17
Ed is young Tobi I that good. I haven't seen much of him to be fair but is really a goo keeper. Or do you think he might go out on loan to get first team appearance s.

{Ed007's Note - Everybody - and Paul puts them all to shame - raves about him mate.}

5.) 16 Jun 2022 20:33:37
tobi is a very poor keeper who should be no were near Celtic Pauls words not mine haha.

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6.) 16 Jun 2022 20:36:24
Is Tobi good enough? . Played at every level with England youth system. Spurs were gutted that young Tobi left at the age of 16. A great young talented modern goalkeeper. Excellent distribution with his feet, handling and shot stopping is Excellent. A raw talent when Celtic snapped him up and his stats now at the age of 19 are vastly improving every year. Last season Ange said Tobi has being brought up to first team squad to learn from Hart and Steve Woods. Hart said Tobi is the best young keeper he seen ina long time. Ange said Tobi is going to be a top keeper. So we have a top young keeper who I believe will be our no1 in time but what will happen to Tobi if we sign Seagrist. I know he will be playing for Colts but his development with the first squad might be jeopardise if he won't be ard the squad to train with Hart and woods. Many clubs in championship and premier league are watching him. Spurs still feel hurt by his departure have watched last season and hope his old brother Joshua who's their U-21s keeper might persuade him back to the club. Tobi recently called up to England u19s and U21 squad aswel will be in the shop window for clubs down south . I really hope Ange and Celtic have a plan for Tobi and have already sat him down and explained why we are signing Seagrist because if we lose him and I stand by this comment . He will be the biggest Youngster to leave Celtic because of our failure to promote him up the ranks. And don't give me this crap he might not be good enough. He is better than barkas, Bain and Hazzard. In a another year or two better than Hart and Seagrist. That's how highly I rate him. I've been watching his development since he joined us and I was a goalkeeper myself for years.

7.) 16 Jun 2022 21:33:16
that's no what you were saying on skype paul. herd tobi is going to be sponsored by slim fast would that have anything to do with you bigging him up publicly.

8.) 16 Jun 2022 21:40:40
???? Lol.

9.) 16 Jun 2022 22:04:58
It's amazing how a potential signing gets some people's backs up!

Let's see what happens and make a judgement then on what, who maybe etc.

Some fans can't say in the 1 hand in "Ange we trust" then get all hot and bothered over a potential signing especially if we agree that Ange approves signings. or does he?

Football clubs plans will change all the time. I would assume perhaps giving Bain new contract was right at the time and could now potentially get a transfer fee for him if he is being sold.

Everybody needs to calm down, go for a walk etc then see what happens or doesn't.

Hail Hail ?.

10.) 16 Jun 2022 22:46:45
100% Ed, I posted the same rationale a week or so ago.

We don't need 4 GK's therefore something has got to give and personally, I can only see that being Scott Bain.

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{Ed007's Note - From what Joonas and Mikey have said Bain is a bit of a home bird for Dundee so would he fancy a move to England where - let's face it - is the only chance of a getting a fee or it'll be a loan if it's Scotland.
I'm happy if we sign Siegrist as our No.2 but you've got to question the imbalance it brings in the squad and the decision to extend Brain's contract in January there.}

11.) 17 Jun 2022 05:36:27
Siegrist is a cracking no.2 it'll be a fantastic signing.

12.) 17 Jun 2022 09:05:59
Did Ange approve new contract for Bain?
If so, was this a hugely bad mistake?
Has he upset anyone in squad if there is an imbalance?

As I said in previous post things change all the time at football clubs and business in general.

We either trust and believe 100% in Ange our manager or we don't.

Am I being too simplistic?

Hail Hail ?.

13.) 17 Jun 2022 09:50:13
Ange has said Bain is a real positive in the dressing room, can't imagine he commands too much in terms of wages and he helps towards the home grown quota for champions league squads.

14.) 17 Jun 2022 10:00:41
Most top clubs have 2 top keepers, bain should be sold and young tobi given a years loan, sigriest could play in cups and obviously god forbid Joe gets injured, I think it's a good signing, can here the dissent if Joe did get injured and bain has a mare.

15.) 17 Jun 2022 10:35:16
Bains probably on 8k a week roughly and can’t see him getting that anywhere else.

He’d have to go down south. Tobi should be loaned out and brought into be No1 next year.

16.) 19 Jun 2022 11:21:02
Fans discuss all the rumours, but as we all know, practically none of them in relative terms are ever real targets, or arrive. Ange has shown he can see a player. I just hope he doesn’t waste time on guys who like being linked but have no intention of ever coming. I hate this time of year as it’s like everybody and their uncle is mentioned. Even with CL qualification Scotland is a hard sell and as soon as you hear a club from a better league is in for a player you know for that player it’s over. Ange talked about Iran and he knows the Japanese market so go back there. Great players and not as expensive. I also think Inegucchi should be given a chance too. He is an excellent player.



13 Jun 2022 11:24:21
ED do you know if there is anything in our links to Vinicius Souza, he looks like an absolute player and apparently another that's part of the city Group.


{Ed007's Note - Celtic are definitely interested in Vinicius Souza but as far as I know CFG are only looking at another loan for the player. It might take Baby Lawwell to call in a few favours to get any deal over the line as there is plenty of interest in the player and Serie A's Bologna might be more attractive to CFG.}

1.) 13 Jun 2022 12:44:56
There are rumours that his rights are owned by multiple parties. If that's the case, would a loan be breaking the rules?

{Ed002's Note - Vinicius Souza (DM/CM) Complex ownership with Lommel and the City Football Group sharing ownership still - it needs to be resolved. Celtic would like a loan. PSV would like to buy him outright. Brugge and Fenerbahce offer options.}

2.) 13 Jun 2022 13:46:12
Sorry if this sound ridiculous ed but how does dual ownership work, if we wanted a player out right do we need to put in two bids to the respected parties who own the player, first time I came across this was teves and masherano, I no it's more common in Europe and South America, I thinks it's crazy and I don't agree with it, so be nice to hear from someone who is more clued up than this than me, if u can't be bothard no worries.

{Ed002's Note - City Football Group actually own Lommel so it would be be necessary for them the transfer the rights to them - the easiest solution.}

3.) 13 Jun 2022 17:21:11
Thanks both for your input. Wonder what sort of fee he would command. I’d say it’s a sign of intent from Celtic as he looks like a player and a half!

{Ed007's Note - The Dutch press reported he would cost PSV €6 - €8 million.}



02 Jun 2022 14:26:18
I have a feeling we will try and bring Itakura in to play the CDM role like he played a lot of last season for Schalke. That opens up scope for another CB which we continue to be linked with. Maybe Harwood Bellis is an option.


1.) 02 Jun 2022 17:54:59
Ken' I was thinking the exact same thing about Itakura but I'm not sure of his cost. Also, are we in danger of being top heavy with Japanese players because if they get National recognition we could be without half a team!

I have not heard of harwood Bellis but there is a real baller called Haywood Jablowme but he is a bit of a mouthful.




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20 May 2022 13:02:57
I think we need to bring in a CAM this summer, someone with Pace that does both defensive and attacking work. We are a bit slow in the midfield and that injection of pace could speed up our counter attacks. Dino Hotic at Cercle Brugge would be a good fit.

I fully expect Ange to bring one in now Rogic is gone.

A CDM or holding midfielder in the vain of Wanyama also makes a lot of sense. Ferguson my pick for that position.

I think we need to strengthen the right wing and Ito at Genk another Japanese player had an amazing season. He would fit in no problem and would be an outstanding piece of business.

Let's see what happens.

At the beginning of last season I picked out Giaka a few months before he signed and posted about him, I think some of the above could be possibilities and certainly in our price range.


1.) 20 May 2022 13:50:05
I agree with your thinking Ken but believe in order to progress both domestically and in Europe, we need 4 or 5 first team ready players as well as signing Jota and CCV.

LB/ CDM/ CB/ Striker/ Winger.

We also have a lot of deadwood to move out the door.

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2.) 20 May 2022 14:23:18
Totally agree Pedro I covered who I think should move on in a post earlier in the month! Since then I’ve been having a look at a few players and there output and the above are definetley the level we should be looking at! I can see us signing both Jota and CCV and think there will be a couple Marquee signings inclusive of them. If Celtic are serious about there new appointments and really pushing the boat out they need to invest further and not stagnate. This is our biggest chance in a long time to solidify Celtic as a champions league team.

3.) 20 May 2022 15:52:08
I would like to see a Maestro, type or a Murdo McLeod, or Stan Petrov I think players like that have every asset to be midfield dinamo's.

4.) 20 May 2022 16:03:29

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5.) 20 May 2022 16:44:53
I honestly don't think we need a RW, if Maeda is playing (which he will when fit) we will have Jota (if he signs) on the RW.
We then have young Abada as cover with Forrest as 3rd choice although I would like to see young Dembele get more game time if he signs a new deal.
I think we need to bring in a LW, a CB + CCV and a LB.
Hopefully Ange gets rid of all the deadwood and starts to also bring through a few of the young boys.

6.) 20 May 2022 17:02:56
I would also like to see us bring in a creative midfielder who has the awareness to spot kyogo's runs and the ability to deliver the pass.

7.) 20 May 2022 18:05:25
Think the spine of the team and LB for me. Goalie, CB ( 2 at least if CCV goes and the moody French one) CM/ CDM ( like above Lewis ferguson for me) , CF. Just in case injuries happen again. Plus we play plenty of games for everyone.

8.) 20 May 2022 19:20:12
Wee need more muscle in the middle of the park that showed some games v rangers no physicality .

9.) 21 May 2022 09:28:53
Think AngeAtWork hit the nail on the head the number of times we see Kyogo start on a diagonal run to then pull back because he either isn't spotted or the player in possession can't complete the pass is amazing. Having said that the type of player we need is difficult to find and expensive!



13 May 2022 10:43:10
I feel like we are going to have another busy transfer window.

Possible outgoings:


That leaves us without a lot of depth in a number of positions.

We'd need another:


We already have a left back coming in who looks dynamite. The boy from Hammarby.

I'd like to see us sign a few of the players we've been linked with:

Solbakken, Christopher Scott, Siergrist, Ferguson.

Couple players on the continent I'd like us to go for are:

Jasper Karlsson (AZ Alkmaar)
Williot Swedberg (Hammarby)

All of the above is subject to us signing Jota n CCV.


1.) 13 May 2022 11:35:08
Rogic and biton announced as leaving earlier this morning.

2.) 13 May 2022 11:40:43
The Cull begins DRB. We are going to be busy again over the next few months. The bonus is we can attract players with CL football from now!

3.) 13 May 2022 11:42:36
If all your lost went Wed still have calmac hatate turnbull oreilly ideguchi not exactly a bare bone midfield.

4.) 13 May 2022 12:16:33

the GK position is covered.
Hart is No1, Bain (who signed a new deal) is No.2 and it looks like young Toby could be promoted to No.3 for next season.

That could mean Barkas and Hazzard leave.

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5.) 13 May 2022 12:18:06
Kenlike. checked out the hammerby left back and thought the boy swedberg was a stand out.

6.) 13 May 2022 12:30:33
DRB swedberg has insane stats for an 18 year old and will be a top player. I imagine he’ll move to The Dutcch league or maybe Germany!

Pedro not so sure Bain is the answer but we will see!



11 Apr 2022 10:27:23
Just had a look over the squad and taking into consideration player ages and position in the squad I think we could potentially move a good few on in the summer.


There is a couple in there I am not too sure about, Bitton could stay but I'm sure he will want more game time running into the end of his career. Jullien is a bit of an anomaly. I'm sure I heard he was looking for a move out of the club.

I think if the above do move on we will need to strengthen and I think that's why we are being linked with a lot of midfielders still.


1.) 11 Apr 2022 11:41:54
I would like to see biton stay.

2.) 11 Apr 2022 12:06:46
Keep Bitton, he has not let us down. He is good at calming things down, tightening up midfield when we need it. I just don't understand why he is viewed as not good enough or not required. I would keep Julien also unless he wants to leave and if so I'll drive him to wherever he wants to go.

{Ed007's Note - Bitton only has a year left on his current deal so the Club will need to make a decision on offering him an extension - do the Club still only offer players in the 30s a one years extension(?) and would that be enough for the player if that's the case - selling him or letting him run his deal out as a thank you for all the years of service.
Bitton mulled over the option to return to Israel last summer so he might think it's time for him and his family to return home and be a first choice player again at this stage of his career, he turn 31 later this year but the lure of another crack at the CL and seeing where Ange could take this team might be too much to walk away from.
I never had any qualms about Bitton playing in the CDM role as he has proven over the years he is more than capable in that role but when we were using him as a first choice CB he looked well out his depth and it looked like his Celtic career was over. Thankfully Ange must have seen the CB experiment wasn't working and moved him back into his preferred position where he has not only shown how capable he is but he in another player that has really improved under Ange.]
Julien's Celtic career looks like it is over and I would be amazed to see him in a Celtic strip again, he's another one with only a year on his deal and seeing that Ange hasn't even seen him kick a ball in anger and the stories about his petulant attitude I don't see any way back for him at Celtic.}

3.) 11 Apr 2022 13:19:40
It seems to be the French temperament, they are delighted to join a team and play well and are all smiles, they then get to the stage they believe they are ready for the next step up (or their agents tells them that) and they disengage and then think they don't have to try as it will all come to them. That attitude can cause real issues in the changing room if allowed to happen but it appears Ange doesn't allow that and to be honest this team of players are there for each other and the chances are Julien won't fit in anymore. Probably time for him to move on. A big financial hit for us but what can we do.

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4.) 11 Apr 2022 13:32:07
Ed the PC dept will be after you for that ??.

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5.) 11 Apr 2022 13:59:48
Nir Bitton’s current Celtic contract runs out 3 months short of his 10th year Anniversary at the club.
If he signed an extended contract, Bitton would be due a Testimonial match.

6.) 11 Apr 2022 14:10:27
Young Murray has rhe potential to step in imo he'll be another year older so ?.



05 Apr 2022 19:37:22
Can't remember the last time we had a squad of players working that hard on the pitch start to finish. Possibly the O'Neill era! Insane change in such a short space of time, long may it continue. Can't wait to see how the squad is after the summer and where we improve on the field! Wonder what sort of position we will look at?


1.) 05 Apr 2022 19:59:15
Delia and Rodgers in their first years played similar style in my opinion.

2.) 05 Apr 2022 20:26:19
I thought Delias football was brutal.

3.) 05 Apr 2022 20:27:27
Good point Ken'

The only position I want to see is The Rangers bent over with Celtic giving them it up the keister again next season.

I think I will get my wish.

4.) 05 Apr 2022 20:33:21
The second half of deilas first season was great footballbfrom what I remember. Very high pressing and relentless. If it had not been for an absolutely shocking call on the hand ball we would have done the treble.



05 Apr 2022 12:00:54
Two domestic players I think we should pick up in the summer if possible are:

Lewis Ferguson at Aberdeen 14 goals in 40 games this season, assists are something he could improve on only assisting the 1 goal.

Calvin Ramsay seems to be a player that gets a lot of publicity and I've only seen him play a handful of times. You can see that he is a real solid player and can develop further.

Anyone else got any players they like domestically?


{Ed007's Note - Just now it looks like Ferguson will be heading to Italy with Cagliari and if that falls through he'll probably go to England but I agree that Celtic should be at least asking the question if he would be interested.
Calvin Ramsay is either a pussy or a downright cheat, earlier in the season when we played Aberdeen he must have been the most fouled player on the park, Jota bullied him and consistently put him on his backside every time the ball went down the left hand side.
Do we really want a player that Jota can outmuscle in our backline?}

1.) 05 Apr 2022 12:22:28
That Ramsay is a myth, everytime I've seen him, which I'll admit ain't been that much, he's been poor, for the money Aberdeen would want I don't think it represents value, Ferguson is a good player but can't see him fittin in, we do need someone else in ther, am worried about hatate, 2 good games then the rest have been either average or poor, on top of my head don't think I could honestly say I'd take any player from the league.

2.) 05 Apr 2022 12:49:09
No to both imo not celtic class especially Ramsey ralston far superior.

3.) 05 Apr 2022 13:23:32
Fair Ed not seen much of him! That sheds some light on him then!

I just feel like Ferguson would be an ideal player to come in and rough up the midfield when needed. Mind I’m no scout though!

{Ed007's Note - I agree 100% mate and no doubt JFP will be along to add his two bob's worth at some point ?

4.) 05 Apr 2022 13:46:23
Would rather play with 10 men than sign Calvin Ramsey.

5.) 05 Apr 2022 14:21:17
Who would get dropped out our midfield for Ferguson to replace?

{Ed007's Note - It's a squad game, nobody needs to be "dropped".}

6.) 05 Apr 2022 14:49:40
Ferguson would be a cracking signing along the lines of Paul Hartley.

7.) 05 Apr 2022 20:22:44
Calvin Ramsey. that’s a face destined for the currrant buns .

8.) 06 Apr 2022 07:35:36
Scottish as well we do not need to be snapping up the best Scottish talent that's for sure .

9.) 06 Apr 2022 16:01:08

Get Lewis Ferguson signed if it can possibly be done and give us a bit of much needed dig in the middle of the park.

As I said after the game against the bottle merchants apart from watching the one man shutting down machine that is Maeda the biggest thing for me was our 13 fouls to their 4 and our 4 bookings to their 1. Every foul was in the right area of the park where it could do no harm and bookings particularly Biton’s were worth taking. Anthony Ralston did Airdrie proud his tackle for his booking was a thing of absolute beauty. It was up there with the Simuovic tackle against Miller. Lewis Ferguson would allow us to keep it up.

I’ll send two bob in the post you’re showing your age. ???.

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24 Jun 2022 09:31:23
We never really gave him a chance.




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23 Jun 2022 17:25:21
Loan to Buy I’d assume Pedro.




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23 Jun 2022 13:42:51
Couple hours up the M6 would do it.




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22 Jun 2022 22:03:59
you know him Tim?




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21 Jun 2022 15:07:03
Have to remember these are players ange wants. If they nail the coaching he can unlock there real potential. I’m pretty sure Semedo will have potential to show as he was a Benfica youth product.





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22 Jun 2022 18:29:59
Buzz I’m pretty sure I posted about him towards the start of the last summer window and thought he was a no brainer! I’m excited to see his development next year. going to be a star.




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14 Jun 2022 14:03:12
Is there any managers that came from Scotland that are progressive nowadays? Seems our youth systems across the country follow suit.




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14 Jun 2022 13:56:14
The thing people have to remember is Jota has been on holiday along with the majority of players out there. We can afford it, the fees are split over years as opposed to one lump sum. We have dropped plenty of players (and more to come) off the wage bill. The only factor is Jota. He could move somewhere else but reality is we have champions league football a platform to grow and a fan base that loves him.

I imagine Benfica will have a sell on fee and he isn’t part of the new managers plans. On top of that the window opened last week.

If he never signed it would be a huge mistake on his part in my honest opinion.




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14 Jun 2022 07:14:37
Where Ideguchi has played I think he’s looked great. Everyone wrote him off early doors off the back of a couple performances. His range of passing has been great from what I’ve seen.




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20 May 2022 14:23:18
Totally agree Pedro I covered who I think should move on in a post earlier in the month! Since then I’ve been having a look at a few players and there output and the above are definetley the level we should be looking at! I can see us signing both Jota and CCV and think there will be a couple Marquee signings inclusive of them. If Celtic are serious about there new appointments and really pushing the boat out they need to invest further and not stagnate. This is our biggest chance in a long time to solidify Celtic as a champions league team.