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13 Jul 2024 14:35:17
Fee for oh being reported as 4.2M. If true, that is good business and hopefully have a sell on clause.

I would have liked oh to have made the grade and thought he would but sadly it didn't work out the way I had hoped.


1.) 13 Jul 2024 14:49:13
Apparently having a medical now go get idah.

{Ed007's Note - Idah isn't in the Norwich squad for their friendly today.}

2.) 13 Jul 2024 15:34:35
Saw that mate here's hoping.

3.) 13 Jul 2024 15:42:30
Liked big Oh and he tried hard to impress; best of luck big man.

4.) 13 Jul 2024 17:09:27
Well done Celtic for offloading and getting decent money in return. On a personal level to Oh, good luck for the future.

5.) 13 Jul 2024 18:09:57
Ed, I have everything crossed since I saw that. Get him in sooner amd then Bernardo and it will give us a few weeks to top up with a couple quality new faces and then watch the panic across the city.

{Ed007's Note - I think both Idah and Bernardo will be done by Tuesday.}

6.) 13 Jul 2024 19:20:28
You would imagine Idah is imminent if they have let OH go. The fact he isn’t in there squad also backs that up.



08 Apr 2024 10:09:03
The news of Celtic's interest in Uğurcan Çakır as a goalkeeper is indeed intriguing, especially considering its unusual presence in the media. While transfer stories are not uncommon, this one stands out due to its detailed account of our CEO's direct involvement, including a reported email to Trabzonspor with a specific bid and requests to engage with the player and his agent.

Such public disclosure of our club's negotiation tactics is unprecedented in my experience supporting Celtic. It's noteworthy that Brendan's desire for a video call with the player is mentioned, suggesting a proactive approach to secure the deal.

Speculatively, it seems the story may have originated from our CEO, perhaps as a strategic move to demonstrate transparency and early action, possibly in response to past fan criticisms of transfer dealings.


1.) 08 Apr 2024 11:37:35
Let's hope he's the real deal can't afford another barkas.

2.) 08 Apr 2024 21:12:22
I read tonight they want 12.5 million so we can put that to bed.

3.) 10 Apr 2024 12:02:29
What clubs want and what clubs get is a totally different matter. I don't know much about the guy . But going on reports from some of his clubs fans they wouldn't be very disappointed to see the back of him .



13 Feb 2024 15:27:37
Rumour online that Sevco will give in and give us 2750 tickets at snake mountain.


1.) 13 Feb 2024 17:16:16
Hope they tell them to ram them, 8k or forget it, kick the Onion Bears out the Broomloan.

2.) 14 Feb 2024 07:38:36
Any uplift like this to match the euro allocation is a real step forward and undoubted admit to error from rangers, the 8k won’t happen again in my view, all I care about is Celtic stick to our guns and give them nothing until they put measures in place at ibrox first as we know this is there doing, does anyone else think they will try and not give us the allocation for next game seeing as how close the league is and will delay until next season.

3.) 14 Feb 2024 09:20:14
Tell them to ram it! They started this Shiite coz their fans got never got invited to our parties in their house. Already proved this hasn’t stopped us winning there, so, back to what it was or feck off!

4.) 14 Feb 2024 12:18:39
I'm happy with never allowing them back in.

5.) 14 Feb 2024 13:13:40
I'm ok with the status quo. Our fans aren't safe in that cesspit of anti catholicism plus Paradise with 60k Celtic supporters for that game is Paradise for me.

6.) 14 Feb 2024 17:21:56
Celtic have showed we can pick points up at Ibrox without our fans.
Sevco have also showed they fail to pick points up at Celtic Park without their fans.

7.) 15 Feb 2024 16:42:05
I agree Buzz Bomb, Rangers2012 started cutting our allocation as there fans couldn’t stand Celtic fans celebrating as we were winning far too often for them . Rangers2012 admitted that Ibrox wasn’t a safe place. for an ex Celtic player working in the media . If they couldn’t protect C Sutton, how could they protect a couple of thousand fans . Celtic still pick up good results in meaningful Ibrox games whilst Rangers2012 cannot get results at Celtic Pk .
Celtic club prefer no Rangers fans as Police can’t or won’t prevent Sevco fans from damaging Celtic Pk . In fact they can’t even prevent Police from wrecking toilets.

8.) 16 Feb 2024 04:14:43
All due respect lads doesn't matter if we pick up points there if we keep dropping silly points elsewhere as we have seen recently.



12 Jul 2023 11:13:50
Tete is apparently moving from shaqtar. He is the type of player I would like us to sign.

Young, talented, experienced and already established in the first team. This means they have a good chance to hit the ground running and can still move on for a good profit in 2-3 years time.


1.) 12 Jul 2023 12:48:27
Is there anyone you'd compare him to because I genuinely can't remember ever seeing him play.

2.) 12 Jul 2023 13:22:45
He reminds me of Scott Sinclair but is better and plays on the opposite wing.

He is a better dribbler and can go on the outside or cut infield. He is also bigger and more powerful. Just looks like a complete player.

3.) 12 Jul 2023 16:11:18
So nothing like Scot Sinclair then ?.

4.) 12 Jul 2023 17:18:31
He is like Scott Sinclair, in that he is very direct and scores a lot of goals cutting inside.



06 Jul 2023 11:06:42
Reports coming out that Connor hazard is off to Plymouth for a 6 figure fee.

Hopefully, that is us starting to trim the squad as there is a fair bit of deadwood.

I would hope to aim for a squad of 26. That would give us 2 players for every position and 1 spare GK, midfielder, defender and striker and then use our B team if we get really unfortunate with injuries.

This would reduce wage bill and give young players more opportunity to get in and about the 1st team. Remember, this is how Tierney got his chance, as all our left backs were injured.


1.) 06 Jul 2023 12:46:26
Would terminate ajetis contract if we can't get a fee and same with barkas. cheers lenny.

{Ed007's Note - Barkas has already been released.}

2.) 06 Jul 2023 13:59:46
Didn't know that mate. didc we get anything for him ed.

{Ed007's Note - No mate, Celtic agreed to release him from the last year of his contract, Barkas and his agent hope it will help allow Utrecht to afford to sign him.}

3.) 06 Jul 2023 14:46:39
Thanks Ed ??.

{Ed007's Note - ??

4.) 06 Jul 2023 14:50:46
Celtics trading model is so good we managed to get the same money for Barkas as they got for Morelos and Kent. ???.




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18 Jul 2024 18:32:20
Tommy Conway has knocked back a contract from Bristol City and is entering the last year.

I would be happy to sign him and let him compete for a place in the starting XI.


1.) 18 Jul 2024 21:18:34
What's type of player is he Joe.

2.) 18 Jul 2024 22:05:45
Steve Evans who has managed in the lower English leagues for many years, has highly recommended Conway.

I read Celtic actually asked Hoops fan Evans about Matt O’Riley and the Scotsman gave a glowing report, before we signed him.

He could be another Gary Hooper.

3.) 18 Jul 2024 22:29:16
It's funny you should mention Gary hooper as that is who he reminded me of. He is not as polished as hooper at this moment in time but he has bags of potential.

He is quick, good finisher and takes up good attacking positions. Comfortable taking the. ball from deep but is better in the box. Not currently at the level. of. kyogo but would make an excellent 3rd choice.

4.) 18 Jul 2024 23:46:51
Conway is definitely a very mobile striker and certainly would be a decent acquisition to our strike force.



16 Jul 2024 23:03:18
Just saw that Johnny Kenny scored a brace to put shamrock rovers through to the next round of the CL. ?.


1.) 17 Jul 2024 07:09:33
Could he be our 3rd striker next season.

2.) 17 Jul 2024 08:31:54
No, he’s not anywhere near what’s required, he’s young and has a good career ahead, but not at our level even as 3rd choice. I have watched. Him since Sligo rovers days, he has matured and scoring prolifically at a much lower level.
Good luck to him.

3.) 17 Jul 2024 08:46:46
I feel young kenny still could have a future with celtic, he's done really well on his return to ireland and admittedly not the best players to be testing himself against he's still got a chance.
Still only 20. Once his loans up towards end of year i wouldn't mind seeing him given a chance training a bit again with the 1st team to assess where he is at.

4.) 17 Jul 2024 11:10:46
Maybe a loan to a better league will test him properly?

5.) 17 Jul 2024 12:49:37
Do you think that once you take Celtic out of the sPL that there is much differ Between League of Ireland and SPL .

6.) 17 Jul 2024 20:08:11
Tbh Des I think Shamrock Rovers would beat most teams outside of Celtic. I even think they’d give rangers a game.



15 Jul 2024 22:44:06
Rodgers saying that lawal and Holm are both talented players but talent is not enough to get in the Celtic team. He has said they both need to run more and do more work off the ball.

He also praised Turley highly saying he has the footballing brain and works hard but needs to work on his physique to get more game time.


1.) 15 Jul 2024 23:13:58
Rodgers knows exactly what he is doing with that public statement. Hopefully the players give the positive reaction he is looking for.

2.) 16 Jul 2024 13:32:50
I watched Holm play in an underage international against ROI and I noticed Holm read game well, made good interceptions, or won ball in tackle, he then passed ball to a colleague and stood there, he never seemed to move into position to get a pass or draw a player out of position. I imagine that BR could cure him of that and help him to work harder to become a better footballer.
I think most midfielders that sign for Celtic find that they have to make a major improvement in their moment with and without the ball.



12 Jul 2024 12:21:51
Lawwell may have been replaced as CEO but his transfer strategy, transfer policy and wage structure seems to still. be in place.


1.) 12 Jul 2024 13:36:25
What evidence do you have of that? ?.

2.) 12 Jul 2024 14:24:26
Ken, don't rise to the bait. ?.

3.) 12 Jul 2024 14:45:06
Joe, there is no doubt that Lawwell has been replaced as CEO .
But Lawell never had a transfer strategy nor transfer policy or wage policy . The Celtic Board has always been responsible for Budget policy, strategy and wage structure. . There is absolutely no reason why Board should change their budget or any part of their budget policy because there is a new CEO .
Continuation is the Celtic Board’s policy.

4.) 12 Jul 2024 15:31:00
I disagree des. Celtic's revenue has increased by around 25% and that is before we factor in player sales.

Therefore, there is plenty of scope to increase budget policy, strategy and wage structure without endangering our "continuation". As things stand out wages sit around 21-22 million, which is less than 20% of our current turnover. This is a paltry percentage compared to every top club in their respective country. Not only that we have around 30 million left over from last season.

5.) 12 Jul 2024 17:11:36
Joe, I don’t think u have any reason to disagree with me . We don’t know what Celtic ‘s budget was in 2022/ 2023 or 2023/ 24 or 2024/ 25 . We don’t know what formula Celtic use to decide their transfer budget, nor do I suspect do the fans of any major Club fans know their club’s budgetary arrangements.
Overall our fans have many demands as to how the club should spend money. We had a fan last week who was ashamed of dressing rooms, others ashamed of club shop, , Broadband in stadium . We need to spend money on so many things that our club needs to be careful adhering to all its budgets, so that we move the whole club foreword as a modern club with not only a good team but good facilities for players and fans.

6.) 12 Jul 2024 17:25:41
We may not know the formula but we can get the actual total amounts from the annual accounts.

For example we can see how much we spend on wages and we can see our total income. Using both these figures we can calculate the wage to revenue ratio. For the last year ours was below 20%. This is ridiculously low and there is massive scope to increase that.

{Ed007's Note - According to Swiss Ramble Celtic's Wages to Turnover Ratio in the last accounts was 51%, down from 67% the previous year.
With the wage bill rising in the same period the 16% drop looks to me like it was down to the higher income we had.}

7.) 12 Jul 2024 18:09:59
If you look at our last set of accounts our wages were £22,119,240 and our revenue was £119,900,000. I urge you to go check for yourself.

When you calculate the ratio = (22119240 / 119900000) x 100%

You get a wage to revenue ratio of 18.44% (rounded to 2 decimal places) .

Using the figure you quoted Ed, our wages would be calculated thus:

119900000 x 0.51 = £61,149,000

That means there is an extra £39,029,760 being spent on non-player wages? That is nearly double of what is paid for players wages.

{Ed007's Note - Where did you get the £22m wage bill from?}

8.) 12 Jul 2024 18:18:36
Cl money will take a drastic hit now.

9.) 12 Jul 2024 19:48:25
@ed I got the figures from our annual accounts for the year ending June 2023. This is the most upto date annual accounts as 2024 is not out yet.

{Ed007's Note - On P.32 of the 2023 Annual Report which you can read HERE the Staff Costs are listed at £60,884,000 (up from £58,883,000 the previous year.
You can read The Swiss Ramble's breakdown of those figures HERE where the wages to turnover figures I quoted are.}

10.) 12 Jul 2024 19:51:17
@ed I should have said that is playing staff wages.

{Ed007's Note - What page is that listed on? I'm not being facetious Joe but I've never seen the wage bill broken down like that in the accounts.}



11 Jul 2024 07:21:26
I would definitely loan lawal out this season.

The reason I am suggesting that is he is at a vital stage in his career and needs to play regularly to keep progressing. We need to ask ourselves is he better that McGregor, hatate or o'riley at this present time?

I say no and for that reason do t see him playing regularly at Celtic.

However, with another season of playing regularly on loan he will come back and be in a better position to challenge.

We also have Holm, iwata, Kelly? And likely Bernardo, all fighting for space on our bench, which makes game time even harder for him.


1.) 11 Jul 2024 09:03:04
I think it would come down to who has the most potential to make an impact next season. At this moment in time both Kwon and Holm are nowhere near it and I doubt they have much of a future with us and should be sold if possible. Lawwell could be used and developed in some home games to give mcgregor a much needed break from time to time. We should have many more games with the champions league next season. Time to see what he offers.

2.) 11 Jul 2024 10:38:42
A scenario for our central midfield that I think could work for us going forward but many fan wouldn’t be happy with would be the following if/ when MO is sold.

We sign Bernardo on a permanent deal.

Move McGregor forward along side Hatate.

Have Bernardo, Holm, Kelly? Compete behind the starting 2.

Give Lawal a year to develop further playing under Rodgers in the holding role with Iwata backing him up, with McGregor still able to play there.

We would potentially still need to sign another CM depending on what happens with Kelly and if Holm is ready to be relied upon.

In this scenario our youth have a pathway to first team football. Lawal looks the closest player we have had since Big Vic and time playing within our team rather than another loan could be vital to his development.

3.) 11 Jul 2024 11:11:21
from the limited games i've seen lawwal play i've never been impressed, your playing with a midfield without mor so i presume he's gone and if that was the case i also presume another mid of some talent would be bought. i also presume to much.

4.) 11 Jul 2024 11:55:25
Oden is a player and if anybody can’t see that, they ought to chuck it. He needs game time. He shouid be kept and not loaned out.

5.) 11 Jul 2024 12:36:11
Based on what a few cameos. you might be right hopefully but apparently his attitude ain't great abd was struggling to get on our bench.

6.) 11 Jul 2024 12:40:22
I agree with you there Magicpole. The potential is ripping out of Holm and Lawal.

MO developed with game time in the hoops and these players can do the same. These are players where the scouting and recruitment has been good and now game time is needed for them to flourish.

If we invest our money in starting quality players for GK, LB, CB, RW and also sign Bernardo and Idha it will be an excellent transfer window.

7.) 11 Jul 2024 13:23:02
I definitely wouldn’t loan out Lawall, he has had a full season playing with Fleetwood . Now it is his time to benefit from the one on one coaching from B R, who we are told is one of the best in the game at one to one coaching . Bosun will benefit from playing with and practicing his skills with the better quality players in Lennoxtown . Working daily with the quality Celtic players will determine whether. B L can make the step up .
The player I think would best benefit from a loan is Dane Murray, who definitely needs game time.

8.) 11 Jul 2024 14:39:57
It is the coaching that makes the difference. Holme, not so sure about Lawal, Kwon after seeing him last night have potential but that can only come to fruition with serious game time.

Are we as supporters prepared to risk the silverware and CL qualification on giving these players the time they need to develop.

It's a fine balancing act, I would be comfortable in SPFL but not in CL, where we want improvement.

9.) 11 Jul 2024 14:44:17
The question you need to ask is, is he better than. Hatate, MOR or McGregor?

If not he won't play. If he does not play he won't develop.

10.) 11 Jul 2024 17:59:08
O Riley will be gone. hatate and mcgregor can’t play over 50 games in a season as last season proved. injuries happen fact of life especially when competing in high tempo champions league games. we need a bit of muscle in the middle of the park. we won’t know if it’s Lawal until he’s tested in the spfl. he certainly acquitted himself well in a robust league last season to the extent he attracted championship level interest.

11.) 11 Jul 2024 18:30:23
I'd loan Lawal out. As said, regular game time is crucial for him at this stage in his career. Holm, Yang, Kwon, Murray and a few others could do with a loan and regular game time too. The younger ones needing a step up from what the B team in the Lowland league can offer to see if they have what it takes to make the step up to the first team.

12.) 12 Jul 2024 00:51:29
Weejoe . What do players do at Lennoxtown, on the days they don’t have games . I would imagine BR would spend time with younger players training with ist team squad, and they should improve with his coaching and development, more so than at most clubs they could be loaned to.




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15 Jul 2024 22:49:57
I also had the strikes but wanted a chopper. ?

Lived in red road flats at the time and it was brutal carrying it up the stairs when the lift was broke.




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13 Jul 2024 12:23:23
I would be delighted to have starfelt back at the club. Thought he was a cracking player who got a lot of undeserved stick.




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19 Jun 2024 06:15:35
The fact he bossed it in the CL against Athletico is what has drove his price up.

Teams know that he can play at the highest level now.




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11 May 2024 12:01:50
That was the XI I wanted to start today and we have players on the bench who can come in and make a positive contribution.

With regards to buzzs comment, we have the same number of players on the bench who have scored in this fixture as they have in their starting XI.




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27 Apr 2024 10:32:29
Ed if we have not identified the players for the summer, sounded them out and tried to initiate talks then we are due to repeat the previous two windows.

I expect a goal keeper, striker, winger and left back brought in quickly as soon as the window opens.

If the board don't don't do that they are going to be under major pressure for the whole window.


{Ed007's Note - I'm hoping that there are players lined up that don't require any scouting, oven-ready players Brendan Rodgers has identified and then it's up to Michael Nicholson to negotiate.}




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18 Jul 2024 22:39:51
@ed while I agree that most of the board are not directly involved in transfers, I was under the impression that it was our CEO who dealt with transfer business.


{Ed007's Note - Nicholson and Chris McKay will do the negotiations, I think some fans think there's a conference call with other clubs and agents and PL shouting over everyone about his non existent bonus. Nicholson, McKay and ultimately DD decides who we sign financially , it's who pulls the trigger from the footballing department that has been a constant problem over the years, hopefully it's Rodgers this window.
I was speaking to someone the other day that compared Nicholson to Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory with his meticulous eye for detail and perhaps a fear of failure after the Dom McKay rumoured eff ups with contracts.



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18 Jul 2024 22:32:49
That may well. be the reason Pedro. ?.




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18 Jul 2024 22:29:16
It's funny you should mention Gary hooper as that is who he reminded me of. He is not as polished as hooper at this moment in time but he has bags of potential.

He is quick, good finisher and takes up good attacking positions. Comfortable taking the. ball from deep but is better in the box. Not currently at the level. of. kyogo but would make an excellent 3rd choice.




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18 Jul 2024 18:34:15
Mooy was signed a year later than McCarthy.




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18 Jul 2024 17:17:26
If you are trying to sell something and want to extract maximum price, I am guessing it is a good strategy to be seen as reluctant to sell.




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