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04 Sep 2020 15:18:09
I have heard that, Edouard and his agent are looking to deal with Celtic again. If they adhere to his wage demands and also inserting a release clause in his contract I would assume £30m.


1.) 04 Sep 2020 15:28:03
Seen the same but I got told it was 40-45 million.

2.) 04 Sep 2020 15:50:22
Where is this coming from? I have looked and there are no quotes or statements from either his agent or Eddy. I have noticed a mother of people saying this, quitingvan ikn source etc. I may have missed it, but it seems that most declarations of intent from eddy and his agent don't come from either. Can you stick up a link to this? I hope it's true but until he sats it, its somebody else who as far as I am aware knows nothing about it. And if they do, let us all see the evidence.

3.) 04 Sep 2020 15:58:11
Posted a week ago . and what was said then applies now. Celtic will concede a little . eddy holds the cards but he wants to achieve the 10 . the issue was around timings

Eddy wanted a 6 month 1 way trigger depending on ream and league. Celtic want 12 months.

The compromise is to do with the 6 month trigger and the teams and leagues and value that will trigger an eddy only exit option.

4.) 04 Sep 2020 16:22:46
I get what you are saying, but who originally saud it. Was it Eddy?

5.) 04 Sep 2020 17:44:22
It makes sense for all parties to extend his contract.
Eddy will get his wish to stay for the 10,
And Celtic will get his true valuation when he is eventually sold.
But the clause in his contract shouldn’t be released until the end of this season because it would stop any unrest in the January transfer window and the possibility he could leave half way through this season.

6.) 04 Sep 2020 17:52:11
if he wants to stay for 10 then why is he wanting the 6 month thing that he could leave before season is finished.

7.) 04 Sep 2020 18:49:35
UI maybe in case we are trailing in the league?

8.) 04 Sep 2020 19:35:42
United Ireland it is to do with the WHO .

If certain teams in certain leagues wants him and to pay the trigger amount, he wants to make the decision . The value will be higher at month 6

In month 12, he can go anywhere for a slightly lesser value

He wants the 10
But he also wants flexibility

Celtic want top dollar but he doesn't want celtic pricing him out of a lucrative career changing move

He loves us
We love him
He respects us and we respect him

These new contracts to protect asset value are tough to negotiate.

9.) 04 Sep 2020 20:34:03
i think he knows we want around 35 to 40 mill for him and its not priceing him out of a move its makeing sure we do not get short changed for our top talent anymore surely he must understand that we value him very highley and that's why we want top dollar.

10.) 07 Sep 2020 23:00:48
He was apparently close to joining Monaco 18/ 19 season but they pulled plug on deal. They then had a change of heart and he told them where to go.

Defo think this is his last season with us, but as long as he is here to help us get the 10 is all that matters.



28 Jun 2020 19:45:28
Does anyone know if the interest in Jordon Ibe is genuine?

Could be worth a punt if wages aren't an issue. Big prospect and think a move to a club like ours might give him that push.


1.) 28 Jun 2020 19:58:43
He would likely want big wages and he'll only be back up to Forrest who is a better player imo.

2.) 28 Jun 2020 20:19:55
The only ones who'll know are the Celtic management.

3.) 29 Jun 2020 14:11:04
He was a big prospect about 6 years ago and just hasn't kicked on IMO. Over hyped and compared to Sterling but hasn't done anything to justify that comparison.

Not for me.



23 Jun 2020 12:54:44
Aliou Traore, Manchester United Prem 2 player. 19 years old; french, CM.

Could he be Ntchams replacement? If he still wants to leave?


1.) 23 Jun 2020 15:17:09
Looks like a raw talent and could be a cracking signing, big and solid and would undoubtedly complement mcgregor and christie in the middle of the park, exactly the type of player we should be going for considering brown is getting on a bit now and we should be looking long term.
Could potentially be another future asset and playing in the under teams shouldn't be an issue, frimpong is clear evidence of that.

2.) 23 Jun 2020 16:11:10
What happens with soro then?

3.) 23 Jun 2020 16:14:01
Is Soro not Brown's replacement?

4.) 23 Jun 2020 16:46:40
Has anybody seen Soro kick a ball or heard he can lol.

5.) 23 Jun 2020 17:27:22
Just saw footage on YouTube duff and Phelps. Looks a solid ball winning midfielder.

6.) 24 Jun 2020 00:03:53
Kouassi was supposed to be browns long term replacement when he signed and look how that turned out, soro looks a decent player from what I've seen but I still think we need a powerhouse type defensive mid in there who is hard to break down.



15 Jun 2020 18:31:23
Jorge Benguche - Plays for Olimpia in the Honduran A division.

This name has popped up, looks like a decent player. Shows up a lot and scores goals from the videos/ stats I've looked at so far. Big strong and fast. Decent finisher as-well, very much a Dembele style player. Not sure how good the Honduran league is but I know that CD Olimpia are holding there own in the CONCACAF quarter finals. Beating Seattle Sounders 4-2 on aggregate. Seattle were second in the MLS Western Conference 18/ 19.

I reckon since Emilio was Honduran they'll just be using Celtic as a stepping stone to stir up interest. But I think he would be a signing that is worth taking a chance on, Bayo seems like he needs a loan/ permanent move. Not sure how Klimala will fit in but I don't see him making much progress? Maybe a pre season will do them good.

We need a replacement for Eddy eventually. Will it be Big Benguche?


1.) 15 Jun 2020 18:51:22
Looks like a proper number 9 decent in the air and as you say strong and quick. Possible Bayo replacement and not Edouards. Read someone comparing his style to Benzema lol.

2.) 15 Jun 2020 19:34:36
I seen that too when I was trying to pull some information in for him. Maybe Bayo will end up at Galatasary with Drogba?

3.) 16 Jun 2020 16:31:36
Two names I'd like to see mentioned with us, cyle larin and landry dimata.

Both strong and powerful, especially larin, signed for besiktas from orlando 2 years ago and struggled for form, currently on loan in Belgium but reportedly available for 3m, could be a cracking buy and I reckon lenny could get the best out of him.

With bayo and klimala here aswell though I doubt we'll make a signing unless edouard is sold.

4.) 16 Jun 2020 19:48:33
we were linked with larin a few times mark when he was at orlando he's a good player i went to an orlando game a few years ago and he was bullying the centre halfs good left foot if i remember right, read an article not sure where think lennon is expecting big things from klimala this season maybe he was starting to show good things in training before season got cut short.

5.) 17 Jun 2020 00:25:17
Yeah I remember us being mentioned with him at the time Liam, just think he could possibly be that powerful target man we've been looking for.
Think klimala will come into a game next season I really do, the boy looks sharp and now that he's bedded in hopefully he'll start the new season in the managers plans and keep griff on his toes.

6.) 20 Jun 2020 20:36:27
We've been doing not to bad without a target man up till now . why the need.



09 Jun 2020 08:28:55
Shon Weissman a players name that has been mentioned repeatedly online. Allegedly we are preparing a 5m bid for the player. I assume Wolfsberger his parent club are hedging there bets on a large sum in relation to Manuss Dabburs move to Sevilla/ Hoffenheim however you want to see it, from Salzburg. We know all about him - and his team mates.

If Weissman continues the run of form he's on he'll be one hell of a player and won't be staying in Austria for too long! Probably taking a chance on this one but, Bayo is expected to leave on Loan or Permanently. I assume Klimala will go out to another Scottish club on Loan?

So that leaves us with Griff and Eddy for rotation, if we are playing 2 up top then we're going to need another striker at least!


1.) 09 Jun 2020 11:50:42
He's got a great record. Then again so did Bayo. That's the gamble you have to take though. If he moves to a better level and continues that sort of form then we'd have next to no chance of signing him, he'll be one that got away. So if we moved Bayo on and brought him in then I'd be happy with that.

2.) 09 Jun 2020 13:19:42
Correct, Wolfsberger are in a better league, they aren't close to being champions either with rapid vienna etc in there place. It wouldn't surprise me if Salzburg picked him up. He would be a good addition to our squad and seems a more convincing signing the more i look into the stats!

3.) 09 Jun 2020 14:10:07
From what I've read he's an option but only if edouard is sold, let's face it but, if edouard does stay then he's most likely going to be playing up top with Griffiths so I can't see us going for someone who will cost millions and be first team straight away.
He's got a cracking record in a better league with a year left on his deal so I think it's definetely worth exploring and sending bayo the other way.
Klimala only signed in January and is finding his feet so will most likely stay as backup and push for a first team place, just hope this isn't another 4m wasted.

4.) 09 Jun 2020 17:16:07
As a replacement to Edouard makes the idea a lot less attractive to me. From the footage I've seen he doesn't seem to have anywhere near as much about him. Very much a penalty box striker, which although can be important, and would be great to have alongside somebody like Edouard, I doubt very much he'd be a good replacement.

5.) 09 Jun 2020 17:35:21
Totally agree he's definelty not a direct replacement for edouard, he's more of a penalty box striker and we have Griffiths there for that providing he stays fit.
Wouldn't mind us going for him but if the price is right and he can fight it out for a first team place, a goalscorer after all is who will win you games.

6.) 09 Jun 2020 17:45:57
Agreed 👍. I think a CB might be a priority this window, that and a GK.

7.) 09 Jun 2020 18:23:04
Goalkeeper and a CB are without a doubt priority. We can't go from Forster to inferior keepers back to Forster and then back again to Bain. We need better cover at CB, and that's even if we keep hold of Ajer.

8.) 09 Jun 2020 20:57:23
Totally agree, if southampton are willing to play ball then the best case scenario for us would be to get forster on loan for another season then buy him permanently next summer when he has a year left on his deal, I just hope the big man can see how good celtic has been for him and he'll push for this move.
No disrespect to Bain or gordon but they're nowhere near the level we need, Gordon has been a great servant but he's on the downward slope now and Bain for me isn't celtic first team class, it's absolutely paramount we push the boat out to get forster back especially if we're going to try and make inroads in Europe again.

As for centre backs I reckon we need two in regardless if ajer stays or goes, possibly one for decent money to partner jullien and another on loan for cover with simunovic now away. I like ajer and he's still got plenty to learn but he's just way behind on the out and out defensive side which has been our downfall, struggles with positioning and timing most of the time.
If the rumours are true and we get an offer of at least 15m for him I say take it, get forster and a quality centre half in with another one or two for cover.




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29 May 2021 10:12:25
Held off for 3 months waiting for a manager just to say no. Absolutely pathetic from the Celtic board, an utter embarrassment. These old Codgers need to get to grips with the new world it's 2021. These failings come solely on the issues they have created. Rangers have created a full reversal on our position and winning the league next year is an absolute must.

We are in a terrible state and this needs to be fixed. We're closer than ever to our most important season in a long time and can't even get a manager in at a club the size of ours. Shambles.


{Ed007's Note - What's pathetic from the Celtic board? They had an agreement with Howe and it collapsed from Howe's end, what were the board meant to do differently?
I blame Howe for this mess more than I do anyone at Celtic, all the board done was trust a man that had accepted the job but when push came to shove it was Howe's plans and demands that put the brakes on it.}

1.) 29 May 2021 10:40:12
His Yokohama team finished 9th last season and are currently 4th in the league 18 points behind the leaders. The club will never move forward under the current regime. With regards to Howe whilst he has clearly messed us about. The board have allowed this to drag out without securing the deal. As soon as it was apparent there may be issues getting the deal done, we should have walked away and moved onto the next candidate.

{Ed007's Note - The board obviously thought they had their man and took him at his word, I think they realised over the last week or so that there might be problems and that's why the season ticket announcement was made the way it was. I'm just hoping that when they realised there might be problems with Howe that they opened up talks with other candidates.}

2.) 29 May 2021 10:42:03
Yes I agree Ed007 Who to say Howe wife and kids maybe changed mind last minute? outwith our control I do think it’s from his end. I was never convinced over him so although surprised as seemed nailed on I can’t say I’m overly disappointed it just never seemed right fit to me
. I listened to first podcast last night ed007 And cork Paul. A big thumbs up 👍.

{Ed007's Note - Thanks mate 👍 I wasn't overly excited with the prospect of Howe coming in so I am not overly disappointed either that it's fell through.}

3.) 29 May 2021 11:04:08
There should have been a precontract with Howe. The board have dropped the ball on this one.

No way should we have pur ourselves in a position were we waited over 3 months for a manager, just for him to decline at the last minute.

4.) 29 May 2021 11:05:27
Ed they should have had the contract signed months ago. If he wasnt prepared to sign move on.
Then start working on backroom and 2nd choice backroom staff. They should never been in a position where they are waiting 3 months on a manager.
Thats a 1/ 3 of the season they have wasted if not more, then allowing all these players to leave at the once.
Its bad enough to lose the league but that's sport it can happen.
But what should never happen is the terrible decisions they have made and no forward planning.
Not too mention that we assumed there was work going on behind the scenes regarding recruitment etc.
I have backed the board and PL for 20 yrs as they have done brilliant for us but the last 2-3 yrs it looks like a couple of 10 yr olds have taken over we are that unproffessional.
I don't want someone running our club trying to save a few bucks on every deal I want soneone who gets the deal done.

{Ed007's Note - We all knew he wouldn't sign a contract until his Bournemouth one was expired and if it had came out that Celtic had told him to sign there or then or we move on there would be plenty of fans moaning about the board doing that as well, how unprofessional it made us look blah blah blah

5.) 29 May 2021 11:30:58
I agree with what you’re saying Mark but in my opinion when the initial talks were held with Howe I would have wanted the board to get the deal signed and sealed. However If there were issues for example he was still on gardening leave or his demands of bringing in his own back room staff, which we’re going to delay the appointment then at that point we should have moved on to the next candidate. Instead we’re now 2 months down the line and the deal has collapsed.

{Ed007's Note - It's easy to say that with hindsight though, IC, but as I said Howe agreed to take the job and the board took him at his word. Supposing the board had done that and moved onto to the next candidate right away and he said he would be interested in the summer, just move on from him until we find someone that was either out of job or some lower league manager that we could afford compensation for?
Do you really think any manager worth their salt would have agreed to replace Neil Lennon and be responsible for losing the 10?}

6.) 29 May 2021 11:38:24
Iceman in his second season at Yokohama they won the league for first time in 15 years.

7.) 29 May 2021 12:05:06
3 months we’ve been waiting for a manager that’s why it’s a failing. The fans are in turmoil and annoyed. That’s a failing in its self.



28 May 2021 16:24:29
Howe deal clearly off, I can see it being Keane. I'd prefer Favre tho.


1.) 28 May 2021 16:30:38
I have no words.

{Ed007's Note - I think we're all a bit stunned Richy.}

2.) 28 May 2021 16:48:22
Looking forward to the podcast tonight 👍. going to be a huge one and good to hear everyone’s opinions.

{Ed007's Note - 👍



28 May 2021 16:11:05
Keane or Maresca.


{Ed007's Note - Enzo Maresca as the new Head Coach of Parma.}

1.) 28 May 2021 16:25:21
Never knew that cheers.

{Ed007's Note - 👍



20 May 2021 17:49:47
I think this close season is going to be a big one. Changes all over the place, signings, staff etc.

We don't have much time to get sorted for the season ahead, we won't be ready in my opinion at this rate. New manager, new look squad. We have until the 21st of July to get sorted, that's when qualifying starts.

Currently we have 2 Full Backs, Ralston and Taylor. I think Taylor is a decent player, Ralston is pish.

Three Centre Backs, Jullien, Ajer and Welsh.
Jullien returning from injury and unlikely to be match fit, Welsh young but has potential. Ajer likely moving out. That leaves us with the Prospect of Leo Hjelde.

Midfield. McGregor, Christie, Bitton, Soro, Turnbull, Johnston, Forrest, Rogic.

Bitton and Christie likely to leave. McGregor a potential. That leaves us with 5 midfielders. One who can't stay fit and another not good enough. (Johnston and Rogic) .

Strikers. Eddy, Ajeti, Griff.

Eddy, will leave. Ajeti attitude issues but clearly a good player. Griff, can't stay fit and doesn't fill me with confidence.

Looking at this break down of the players that have been in and out of the squad doesn't fill me with much confidence. We've really dropped ourselves into this terrible position and I hope there is work going on in the back ground to rectify it.


1.) 20 May 2021 18:51:21
No evidence to suggest ajeti is a good player, he's done nothing.

2.) 20 May 2021 19:04:37
I look forward to Johnson getting fully fit and proving so many fans wrong.

3.) 20 May 2021 19:41:04
The only way Johnson will prove anyone wrong it to put on some size. The is simply far too light to play top flight. Spend more time on the ground and can compete in a 50/ 50 tackle. Personally think the guy is over rated.

4.) 20 May 2021 19:51:48
Ken, I agree the size of the rebuild is huge. Personally, I don't expect anytging in a European sense with so many changes due to take place.

Worse news, of the players you mention I doubt Bitton or Rogic will be here, at least they shouldn't be, so that leaves about a handful of players and young Welsh isn't ready to hold down a place.

Markie, we all look forward to Johnson getting fit, but as far as wee Mikey, built like the side of a fiver goes, not Celtic class IMO but he may get another chance when the new Head Coach comes in, if he can stay fit.

5.) 21 May 2021 07:20:41
Mally just because Ajeti has been rubbish for us doesn’t mean he can’t be a good football player. I doubt West Ham a premier league club picked him up on a whim. Clearly there’s something there and he has an attitude problem. Wether he sorts that out and kicks on or stagnates that’s his decision.

6.) 21 May 2021 07:37:24
Chill out Luke Shaw is signed.

7.) 20 May 2021 22:23:26
Agreed Mally, Ajeti is happy shopper dug meat!

8.) 21 May 2021 11:41:07
Aye Malky another player you’ve gave 5 minutes to prove himself 😂.



14 May 2021 11:44:33
I've read a few comments online al be it Twitter etc after the fans meeting with McKay and Lawwell. Seems like the club has fallen behind in modernisation, McKay wishes to step this up and deal with it accordingly.

Im wondering if that's why we take so long to bring players in? Old men dealing with a new world effectively? Sending Ravens with contracts attached. I really hope this guy can turn us around and get us to where we should and want to be. This disaster season was a compound mistake scenario and sadly the club blew up at the worst possible time.

Can anyone shed any light or place there own opinion on this as I've yet to get a minute to listen to the full questioning (anyone got a link? )


1.) 14 May 2021 12:55:49
Seems Pedro gave nothing away and the fans treated like sh@t again. no info forthcoming.

2.) 14 May 2021 17:16:34
Wasn't in zoom call. Wilson and McKay.




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29 Apr 2021 19:00:25
Agreed Tim! Big few months ahead for us. I’m more concerned about the transfer side of things than the new manager. going to be a lot of movement in and out it seems.




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14 Mar 2021 14:47:09
I’ve been thinking Keane from the start tbh. At least he won’t take any s**t from players and also would expect them to be on the top of their fitness or they’d simply not get a game. Maybe we need someone that’s hard on the players, we’ve been lightweight for a long time and always get destroyed by physical teams. Never had a manager in that light really. Closest I can think is Strachan. If we can find the happy mediums between good football and physicality we could really be a solid team moving forward.

Others may not agree, the psychological aspect of the game needs to be taken care of in the seasons coming, fitness and composure.




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14 Mar 2021 14:41:44
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05 Oct 2020 22:11:00
I never knew that about the boy. Let’s hope he puts in a shift down England and makes the most of his career. Hopefully make his old man proud.


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05 Oct 2020 21:12:18
Maybe he wasn’t good enough.


{Ed007's Note - I'm not going to slag any young lad that maybe lost his way/focus after losing his dad a couple of years ago at 18 I hope he goes on to have a good career or at least makes a right few quid and makes his family proud.
Considering the amount of strikers we have at the Club he was never going to get near the first team unless he had been an exceptional talent.
A lot of supporters would moan if he was on the bench over a fit LG or Klimala never mind Ajeti.}




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29 May 2021 12:05:06
3 months we’ve been waiting for a manager that’s why it’s a failing. The fans are in turmoil and annoyed. That’s a failing in its self.




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28 May 2021 16:48:22
Looking forward to the podcast tonight 👍. going to be a huge one and good to hear everyone’s opinions.


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28 May 2021 16:25:21
Never knew that cheers.


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25 May 2021 16:41:03
I’m glad I never grew up in that generation as it was almost the norm to be a racist. The fact there was less people to stand against racism back then must’ve been absolutely appalling.




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21 May 2021 11:41:07
Aye Malky another player you’ve gave 5 minutes to prove himself 😂.