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01 Mar 2024 17:52:40
Just heard a rumour that McGregor is a right bad one and he could be out for rest of season.


1.) 01 Mar 2024 19:51:49
Brendan saying in his presser he's touch and go for Sunday.

2.) 01 Mar 2024 20:35:29
That would be a disaster.

3.) 01 Mar 2024 21:46:56
Typical after we've finally found a balance in midfield that works for us another one is out. Also seen Nawrocki has picked up an injury too.

4.) 01 Mar 2024 23:23:24
Celtic always seem to be a bit coy in telling the truth about injuries, so now a fear the worse when they say touch n go, am not Mcgregors biggest fan but we need all our experienced players fit n ready for title run in.

5.) 03 Mar 2024 11:14:52
We rarely get away with a simple 'knock' that keeps a player out for a game or two. We have had serious injuries and absences to several key players from the very start of this season and if we do win the league it will be some achievement - ALL things considered.



14 Dec 2023 14:12:52
Stephen McGowan saying this.
Portuguese left-back Thiago Araujo is a ‘strong possibility’ for Celtic in January.

The 22 year old Benfica academy graduate stands at 6ft and plays for Estoril in his homeland.


1.) 14 Dec 2023 16:00:48
For once he's the right size but can he play?

2.) 14 Dec 2023 18:03:41
Exactly Mally as long as he is not another ( Project ) But we definitely have to bring in a striker from somewhere this window that is first position we have to do. I would be happy with 3 new players this window FIRST TEAM ready a Striker, a left back and a Goalkeeper I honestly am not holding my breath for that to happen but I think we have to get it done quickly.

3.) 14 Dec 2023 18:54:58
A midfielder also who can mix it and play because our hatate stand Ins not in the same class as him.

4.) 15 Dec 2023 10:20:08
hatate gets plenty praise but really how many real good games has he had, he's lost a lot of games injured and it takes him a bit of time to get back on form, certainly he's better than the standins but would that be hard.

5.) 15 Dec 2023 21:39:29
With almost every team their first choice player is better than stand-ins .
Hatate is a fantastic wee player but this season he has been unfortunate with two long term injuries.

6.) 16 Dec 2023 12:42:10
Get Miovski in, he should get us the goals required to secure the double this season.

A first choice LB essential along with a CDM next month.

In the summer get Gunn from Norwich as our new No.1.

☘️ ? ?.



07 Dec 2023 20:56:02
Looking like Kewell is front runner for a managers job in j-league. Big blow if we lose him imo.


1.) 07 Dec 2023 21:33:27
I hope this is a wee extension from the usual attempts by SMSM to upset us supporters and Celtic club before a particular difficult run of fixtures . It seems Kewell is doing a good job for us with our wingers and one thing is sure there is plenty more work in that area.




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01 Mar 2024 17:50:25
Hope to god this Lawwel leaving doesn't mean Lee Congerton isisn'coming back.


{Ed007's Note - He's going to Saudi, Kev, relax.}

1.) 01 Mar 2024 18:10:51
Cheers big man, that's a relief.

{Ed007's Note - ??

2.) 02 Mar 2024 07:32:03
John park might be after a gig though ed.

{Ed007's Note - ??

3.) 02 Mar 2024 14:17:56
I heard Terry Cassidy is coming back (remember him) ??.

4.) 02 Mar 2024 15:37:41
I just always remember on here the scout with no name operating somewhere out east. Noone ever knew where he was or if he was even real.

5.) 02 Mar 2024 19:01:00
Only name that springs to mind early doors is Fergal Harkin. We was linked with him before when he was with CFG. He's at Standard Liege as a DoF now but could be persuaded I'm sure he was highly thought of.



24 Jan 2024 17:27:52
O'Riley won't be sold in this window, he will be gone in the summer with Bernardo being his replacement in the team.
We will then bring in a similar deal to Bernardo.
Done right it works perfectly.


1.) 24 Jan 2024 17:46:13
Story is probably from our board, so they can pretend they knocked it back and say it was a successful window because we kept our best players.

2.) 24 Jan 2024 18:24:33
I'm not sure how replacing player A with player B, when player A and B are currently playing in the same side, is perfect, to be honest.

3.) 24 Jan 2024 18:52:23
. and then we get humiliated in the Champions League as we attempt to win a gunfight with the knife of an inexperienced project player replacing a quality seasoned pro.

4.) 24 Jan 2024 19:04:14
Wouldn't be surprised if this board sell him and use hatates fitness as the reason.

5.) 24 Jan 2024 19:06:33
Fair enough point Henke but we've been crying out for a decent defensive mid for ages. Having too many players who are nice on the ball and not enough defensive nous has seen us off in Europe lately. Imagine O'Riley goes for £25M and we pick up Bernardo for for roughly £5/ 6M. That gives us a right good £15M or so to put towards a quality CDM, LB and GK. The big issue is whether the club are actually willing to reinvest the money.

6.) 24 Jan 2024 20:41:22
I'm leaning towards being happy with us signing Bernardo Kev. The end of the season will paint a better picture on that. And I totally agree about a CDM. I'm not against this buzz word 'projects' either, we need to be more accute with them though, whilst at the same time see first team players replaced by first team players. Not ones that will take a season to settle, develop, then sell. One step backwards one step forwards. Rinse and repeat.

7.) 24 Jan 2024 22:16:46
100% mate, every team needs development players. The problems come when the squad is overloaded with them.

8.) 25 Jan 2024 00:21:56
Kevbhoy, you are 100% right . If we sign the right project Players, they should by their 2 nd season reach a higher level than many of our oven ready players.



24 Jan 2024 12:11:15
Athletico have bid for O'riley. Loan with obligation to buy.


1.) 24 Jan 2024 12:51:48
If we accepted that then a lot of baws would need booted with diving boots on.

2.) 24 Jan 2024 13:58:36

I'd rule nothing out for the Celtic board if the money is right not even selling our best player in MOR and weakening the team and compromising the league despite not having strengthened.

Why would you trust them to do otherwise given their previous?

Signing a project plus winger when we've got a dozen of them before a striker or left back also made me wonder if their is any truth in the Abada stories which would be a massive blow given he's the one man that can find Kyogo as he's shown since coming back from injury.

3.) 24 Jan 2024 14:16:12
never seen baws with diving boots on. Might be quite funny, post a pic lol.

4.) 24 Jan 2024 14:28:20
I know jfp don't know how many times since jocks 9 on a row we've got to dominance only for the boards to throw it away with penny pinching negligence . don't know if it's old age bad memory made up in my mind story ? but I seem to recall reading that going into the feynoord final they where haggling over payments still owed for the Lisbon final.

5.) 24 Jan 2024 14:42:47
If we loan him out just now it gives us no time to replace him. this will cost us the league. a loan is a joke surely. would AM loan there best player while going for trophies tell them to do one.

6.) 24 Jan 2024 17:24:59
Our younger posters may not realise that Jock Stein took ownership of players contracts of the Lisbon Lions and the other players at that time and he was so tight and miserable with the contracts that he offered, many players of that time said, in their books, that u could be forgiven for thinking the money was coming from his pocket . Grown men were actually afraid to ask him for a better wages . The ideal of been tight and miserable with payers contracts didn’t start with this Board or Peter L.

7.) 24 Jan 2024 19:21:49
Jock Stein did receive criticism for being tight fisted when negotiating new contracts with his players.

Celtic were dominating but our players were only getting £65 per week, compared to the Rangers players receiving a basic of £100 per week.

But maybe Jock was working wonders, under a strict tight budget from the Celtic Board.

8.) 25 Jan 2024 00:40:05
Buzz bomb, did u know that the Celtic team got better bonuses for winning the European Cup than Manchester United the following year

Of course we all know when Rangers and Celtic teams were running on to pitch and Bertie A asked one of the Rangers players what bonus they were on . The Rangers player said a tenner and Bertie said Celtic’s was only a fiver, but Celtic’s was guaranteed.



09 Jan 2024 08:18:26
A lot has been made about how we lose youth players to other teams or leagues like Hepburn and Morrison ect ect

Leaving celtic hasn't actually advanced these bhoys careers at all imo.
Yes experiencing a different culture both football wise and in life in general will do them good but they aren't any further ahead than they would have been at celtic

Morrison on loan in the English 3rd tier along side Shaw from celtic

Hepburn on loan at Queens Park in the scottish championship, a league we have several different players loan out to.

Thats the exact same way we would have developed them and our fans haven't been happy with that for years.


1.) 09 Jan 2024 10:30:00
My thoughts as well kev a said this a while back. these boys haven't progressed any more than they would have had they stayed. bayern took them from us in Hope rather than expectation same way we take them from smaller clubs.

2.) 09 Jan 2024 10:56:11
It looks like only Ben Doak will be the only one to really improve after leaving our system. Definitely lost a good one there but like others have said, our youth system doesn’t produce top players regularly enough.

3.) 09 Jan 2024 12:07:53
And yet bayern saw enough to take them.

4.) 09 Jan 2024 12:21:28
It looks as if Doak. Is. better than the rest who have left us with the idea of becoming a better and he will probably be a star performer but at his age nothing is certain and he could still be up the road playing with a team from bottom half of SPL.

5.) 09 Jan 2024 13:26:55
The reason they leave is because they know they have zero chance playing with us because our fans want oven ready players who can play in CL!

6.) 09 Jan 2024 13:32:55
They've not got a sniff at bayern. dylan Reid went to Crystal Palace he's not got a sniff. its not just celtic.

7.) 09 Jan 2024 16:09:24
Doak I wouldn't put in same bracket. We all knew he was ready for 1st team and would have played this season. He didn't leave because there was no path way to the first team for him.

A lot of these bhoys are built up to be world beaters by our support, shouts about getting them in first team when the truth is they are no where near ready or good enough and that is proven after they leave.

8.) 09 Jan 2024 16:25:00
We criticise our club for projects but every club does this, it costs a lot less and it notbing to these so called big clubs. If one succeeds there is the ptofit.

Some seem to think we are the only club to do it, admittedly this last window was a real stretch with 9 coming in, with only a couple first team ready.

Go back to Anges first window, we all thought he had brought in 5 or 6 projects but they turned out gems because he identified them not baby Lawell.

Hopefully BR identifies who he wants and gets them. I recall some of the players he wanted last time he was here and didn't get them till he went to Leceister. Castagne was one, who would have been a quality player for us.

I am hopeful if BR is making the decisions we will get quality but how many in this window I don't know.

9.) 09 Jan 2024 17:24:30
Well said Kev and i think if BR thought any of the current youths could do a job he would have tried to integrate them into the team, we would all love our youth team to be producing first team ready players but it’s a scottish thing, we can produce world class kids, it’s getting them to the next level that’s the problem.

10.) 09 Jan 2024 18:06:35
They moved for the money.

11.) 10 Jan 2024 19:05:46
Agents are pushing these youngsters to move when they are young and get commission before they reached the age where they nearly all stop improving and in fact regress. Over the years we always had a number of excellent teenage players, who when they became 19,20 or 21 never took the step too first team football.



06 Jan 2024 14:56:05
Cant believe there are fans fuming we ain't going for McKenna, guy is rotten and slow as a week in the jail.


1.) 06 Jan 2024 17:27:56
Got to agree. Mckenna would be 4th in line for a starting position with CCV, Scales and Nawrocki before him. As a free transfer and willing to compete from the bench he would be a decent/ good signing. But not the sort of player I’d hope for to improve the starting eleven.

2.) 06 Jan 2024 17:38:06
I totally agree with you . if he was that good then he would be in the forest starting xl .

{Ed007's Note - McKenna was banished from the Forest squad over a contract dispute - he told Forest he wouldn't be signing a new contract with them - and the general feeling amongst Forest fans is that he has been treated appallingly by the club.}

3.) 06 Jan 2024 18:20:19
I think McKenna at 27 is the perfect age to be signing a CB for Celtic.

I believe his best years are ahead of him and Centre Backs usually peak in their late 20s.

He’s got International and EPL experience and he knows our club and league very well.

He’s not much of a gamble because of the transfer fee involved.

I’m the opposite,
I can’t believe Celtic are not interested in McKenna under the circumstances.

4.) 06 Jan 2024 18:20:24
Forrest are a complete basket case of a club, much like the Govan galactic is. Mckenna wouldn't take any crap, he's not your modern day cb tippy tap, but he's not scared to put the boot in. Probably he'd walk spl, but European football might be different.

5.) 06 Jan 2024 18:35:11
Agree with you buzz, he's been down there for a few years in championship then epl, played against a lot of decent players he could do a job for us.

6.) 06 Jan 2024 18:36:57
Buzz the guy might be a good age and know the league but he's not good enough and with how high our CBs play they need pace.
This guy is any better than Jack Hendry who also knew our club and league.

7.) 06 Jan 2024 18:45:51
I never rated Hendry because he can’t defend.
Jack was terrible at the basics that you can’t teach.
He was shocking at timing a block and marking his opponent.
Although Hendry wasn’t good at defending, he was good with the ball at his feet.

I remember McKenna having a few ding dong battles with Morelos when the Colombian was at his best.

8.) 06 Jan 2024 18:50:59

Are Lagerbielke, Nawrofski, Scales, Welsh or CCV ‘good enough? ’.

9.) 06 Jan 2024 19:05:35
McKenna only faced Morelos 8 times whilst playing for Aberdeen and he only lost twice.

McKenna lost the last meeting before he left.
It was the match played behind closed doors and then a few Aberdeen players went to the pub.
The week before the Bolingoli fiasco.

He only lost once against Morelos in front of fans because he would rise to the occasion and loved the battle.

Aberdeen also won a league cup Semi Final that Morelos missed and McKenna missed a couple of other Sevco victories.

10.) 06 Jan 2024 19:06:07
Ccv is the only one there definitely good enough to play at the level we want to get to imo JFP.
Welsh isn't good enough full stop
Scales for me has played well this season but is already at his ceiling
The other two are prospects and I haven't seen enough of them

We all know and have seen McKenna, we all know he's slow as a week in the jail, poor with ball at his feet ect.
If he wasn't a celtic man that had played in Scotland no one would want him.
Epl experience just like duffy and Philips?

We were hearing all stuff about signing Stephen O'Donnell a season or 2 ago because he'd had a couple good games for Scotland, while ignoring the fact he was part of the worst defense in the league.

{Ed007's Note - I've seen nothing from CCV to give me any confidence that he can play at CL level for us - look at his defending at a few of the goals we conceded especially the one Taylor got blamed for against Atletico or Lazio's winner at CP where he lost the ball in midfield - is our terrible record of defending set pieces even at a domestic level nothing to do with him?
He is poor in the air - which is one of the reasons a lot of "bigger" clubs weren't interested in him when he was leaving Spurs - he doesn't command the area and you rarely see him organising the defence at set pieces.
I'm dreading the thought of going into the CL with CCV as our main CB as much as I am about going into it with CalMac at CDM.}

11.) 06 Jan 2024 19:07:42
A think McKenna is as good as any Cb we have, yes he lacks that bit of pace but so doess CCV in my opinion in fact a wouldn't say any of our Cb has great pace.

12.) 06 Jan 2024 19:11:45
Obviously not J because we're actively trying to get rid of lagerbielke abd most don't fancy Welsh. ccv has been struggling all season with his hammy. abd kobayashi is for the off.

13.) 06 Jan 2024 19:37:41
Forest fan here. Celtic would be mad not to sign Mckenna. if Rangers get him, he'll be an absolute bargain. knows this league. and would stroll it.

14.) 06 Jan 2024 19:54:06
The centre backs we have and I’ve named all lack pace including the two we spent circa. £6.5m on 6 months ago who also have question marks over them with regard to physicality and none are dominant in the air.

15.) 06 Jan 2024 20:07:25
This how we are judging a player now? How he done against morelos ??
Mckenna was part of teams losing 7 goals in 3 games to Pedro's rangers team, never mind morelos ?
I judge players against the best, which has been us for a long time.
McKenna is a player who was the main defender is a team we routinely took 3 or 4 goals aff.

{Ed007's Note - CCV has been the "star" defender in a defence that has conceded 30 goals in 12 CL games over 2 seasons.
How does CCV compare to the best you use as a comparison, Kev?}

16.) 06 Jan 2024 20:22:55
JFP one of thw reasons Rodgers wants better will be to do with pace.
Look at what he did with Erik Sviatchenko.

{Ed007's Note - Wasn't that about the same time Rodgers wanted to sign McKenna, circa 2018?
Has McKenna got slower playing in the Pub League and helping Scotland to reach a major tournament?}

17.) 06 Jan 2024 20:46:45
"Basket Case of a club" Buckie Boy?
I do like Celtic however let's see what "Marquee Signings" they make this window?
At least Forest SPEND their money, Celtic are notoriously tight, AND we'll be fine regarding FFP thankyou very much.

18.) 06 Jan 2024 20:55:31
Again with the scottish team stuff?
I've already mentioned Stephen O'Donnell and Jack Hendry but you go through that whole squad and it's full off players I wouldn't want at celtic.

Against Norway the defence was

Patterson Jack Hendry Taylor.

Would we be happy with that at parkheed? No chance.

Jesus he's behind that bombscare Porteous, jack and evenKT for a start at LCB .

19.) 06 Jan 2024 20:58:19
Being quicker than Sviatchenko isn't a big boast, he certainly hasn't got slower in the EPL. He was bombed out after 5 games.

{Ed007's Note - After playing 20 games last season and missed a few through injury....... and why was he bombed out? A contract dispute that eventually came to a head.}

20.) 06 Jan 2024 21:01:17
To answer your question on CCV, I really believe if we had managed to get him and Starfelt on pitch together that second season we'd have done far better.

Would you drop him for Mckenna ed007?

{Ed007's Note - No, they play in different positions and Ange must have thought it was better moving Starfelt than CCV to the LCB spot. If CCV was that good surely he could have moved and let Starfelt play in his natural position, it might have helped him lose his bombscare reputation.
Are you happy going into next year's CL with CCV as our supposed best/top CB?
Maybe Nottingham Forest will come in for CCV to replace McKenna.}

21.) 06 Jan 2024 22:13:22
You think McKenna wouldn't sign a contract if he was playing week in week out in EPL?

{Ed007's Note - What? Forest blew him out because he told them he didn't want to sign a new deal with them, even if they played him week in and week out he wasn't signing a new deal. He's not playing because he wouldn't sign a new deal.}

22.) 06 Jan 2024 23:19:01
Aye, just read up oan it. So here is another point, if he ain't getting the money or terms he wants at an EPL team he's not going to be getting them at us.

We'd need to make him one of our highest payed players, anyone really think he's worth that?

Tell you this, they sign him and come to parkheed with him and goldson in the middle I'd be over rather moon, kyogo should be rubbing his hands together at the thought of it.

23.) 07 Jan 2024 01:10:47
McKenna is better than Scales in my opinion.

24.) 07 Jan 2024 09:32:52
Lot of good opinions here, I think we all know scales is having a belter at the back when in real world a Celtic defender shouldn’t be the stand out of any team unless the defence is conceding nothing, but it is, so that says a lot, I think we need a commander in there with experience, so we at times can jump to a 5 at back (cl) as imo in cl that’s only way calmac works, calmac is awesome and as cap and as a player makes team tic, but we’ve all seen since ange left he’s exposed as a dcm and there’s issues there, I think at times there needs to be money spent on experience with value in what they bring to a team seen rather than sell on value, how many times we played a team in cl with a well known old fox still kicking about there 1st team and still doing it,

25.) 07 Jan 2024 00:08:53
I'd definitely take McKenna for us and I think he would compliment CCV very well, although I think you're being a bit harsh on CCV, Ed. He has his shortfalls like anybody playing in Scotland but he's been an excellent defender for us over the past few seasons. Maybe he's a bit overhyped by some but consider the fact we've had to witness some horrendous players at CB in recent years - sometimes they haven't even been defenders to trade and in our biggest games.

{Ed007's Note - Like a lot of the team, Kev I think CCV needs to toughen up and he needs to be more dominant in our area when defending set pieces. Opposition teams - at any level - know if they get set pieces in and around our box we are weak.}

26.) 07 Jan 2024 01:02:05
Ed just bring back super johny hayes and the jobs done. Epl pish. Great peace.

{Ed007's Note - And that will be the captaincy sorted when CalMac retires ?

27.) 07 Jan 2024 13:12:29
Very many sensible opinions about Mc Kenna and if BR wanted him what he could do for Celtic. I think BR wants to sign better than what we have already at Celtic. Especially for his first signing in his first window, having 5 mths of season to properly assess all our players that have been fit . Although some say Mc Kenna is better than we have, I think the majority would claim he is just about the same and that would give critics a field day.

28.) 07 Jan 2024 18:55:09
I have thought long and hard about this post, as it does something that has proved very dangerous in the past . I am thinking about CCV ‘s record in C L over the this season and last . I think it is rather harsh to blame CCV for his part in a defence that has conceded 30 goals in 12 games as CCV has only played 8 games in which Celtic conceded 19 goals which isn’t much different than 30 goals in 12 games, just slightly worse .
That ‘ s my contribution for today.




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03 Feb 2024 12:05:30
Get a few goals then get new bhoys and young Kelly oan.




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30 Jan 2024 19:07:01
Rumours he's out for rest of season.




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




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23 Jan 2024 17:34:57
People reporting it claiming he wants a loan away because he's not been getting game time. When not injured the wee man has played.




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21 Jan 2024 15:51:48
Vata back in the fold points to progress in the contract stand off?





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01 Mar 2024 18:10:51
Cheers big man, that's a relief.


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30 Jan 2024 17:40:48
McKenna is as slow as a week in the jail, he would be massively exposed in a defence that plays as far forward as ours. He also gets rag dolled aff physically strong attackers all the time. No where near good enough and nowhere near as good as CCV.




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30 Jan 2024 14:16:37
Hes a carthorse. No where near good enough.




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28 Jan 2024 19:59:33
Maley, Stein, McNeill, O’Neill, strachen and Rodgers imo.




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27 Jan 2024 21:34:58
So asking who has improved then saying that is nothing to do with the Coach

Call that a no win situation.




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