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24 Jul 2014 01:14:51
Frazer Campbell leaving Cardiff for £900k. Surely worth a punt.Not sure what wages would be like tho. Thoughts?

CW-88

{Ed007's Note - He'll more than likely turn down Leicester and sign for Crystal Palace, probably in the £30-35k a week region as well. Don't be too surprised if Leicester now have another nudge at Commons.}

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22 Jul 2014 18:27:49
Celtic XI v KR Reykjavik: Forster; Lustig, Ambrose, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Johansen, Mulgrew; Griffiths, Commons, McGregor; Pukki.

Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Bitton, Boerrigter, Watt, Kayal, Henderson.

Ed007 Ed007
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That's exactly how I would have went so no complaints there.

JimTim JimTim

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Don't want to get crazy now - but that was as good as Celtic have played in ages. Pukki comes good? I can see it happening!

More of the same. let's get g'd up for the next round.

rabbie

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Aint seen it yet but the scoreline suggests a good performance so that's two good shows out of two so far. Hopefully some movement before the next tie and the players already here keep improving on RD's ideas.

JimTim JimTim

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Yes we played very well and I agree I think pukki could be our new hooper lots of excellent performances just what we needed!

SOS BHOY

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McGregor was awesome tonight.

edward71

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Thought it was a decent performance but the good thing is that Ronny is still not happy. Ronny is saying all the right things and he won't be pressured by anyone into rushing in with his signings. He will have targets but I like the cut of his cloth and he gives nothing away, the Celtic Way of doing business. The future looks very green and bright. Hail Hail

TamTimTic

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22 Jul 2014 14:03:01
Said back in May Newcastle, Southampton and West Ham had all made it clear to Forster that they may move for him this summer.

Celtic recieved a bid from Forster today from Southampton. NUFC have been in touch though and he's going to hold out until Krul is sold.

JimTim JimTim
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Forsters preference would be to move to a club near London. He's not forcing a move but obviously has ambition to play in the premier league now.

91bhoy

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This hasn't really come as a big surprise. Foster has been angling for a move for a while and it would appear the Club have been patiently waiting on a suitable offer after the WC.

If he goes to Southampton then I think it is a great suggestion to get Boruc back as part of the deal. let's be honest Gordon isn't the answer. Oscar Pistorius has better knees and his arms have been been smashed more times than Katy Prices' barn doors.

Hopefully we don't continue with this downsizing exercise for much longer

abighandforjeremybeadle

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22 Jul 2014 10:01:47
Spanish media are saying Javier Aquino is a done deal.

dhannybhoy

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The deal has been dead in the water since Sunday mate! Were moving on to other targets.

SOS BHOY

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21 Jul 2014 10:57:58
Just been told Aquino deal is now off from the same source!

SOS BHOY

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21 Jul 2014 00:14:09
Is there any more details about the javier Aquino deal. Heard that there will be a £3m clause to buy him included now.

DazTheHoopy

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20 Jul 2014 19:50:27
Saw rumour that stokes is first out the door

Paulster1987

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Oh please be true

BigBhoy BigBhoy

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Good, he does my head in with his attitude. He's got talent, but his all round attitude/demeanour is appalling! And when I say he's got talent, I mean some talent, I don't mind a bit of arrogance, especially if you can back it up with top performances in huge games, but this guy is a complete chancer. His record in Europe takes a bit of beating, I don't think he's scored against the other mob either. Look at Hooper he had something like 10 goals in 13 games against them. Hopefully stokes takes a few with him, because there are a good few who are no-where near as good as they think they are. We have no real leaders in this squad either, no leaders of men, that would take players by the throat and say get a grip of yourself, and show a bit of respect. This team badly needs an Aitken/McGrain type, - guys like Brown/Mulgrew etc, although they are senior players, they spend too much time fannying about/playing pranks for me. This just gives guys like stokes/Griffiths/Watt etc to behave like spoiled children. I am so underwhelmed with the current team it's driving me to distraction!

Paul1

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If I was boss it's what I would do. Whatever affinity he has with the club, it should not stand in the way of progression, or blur peoples perceptions of the player.

JimTim JimTim

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I have and still actively think that stokes needs replaced for a cl level push. but when he has been paired with a footballer up front he has ticked over domestically. scored some really classy goals that would of made noise in the epl. I don't hold him solely as a celtic man, or on a pedestal because of that or any way that would influence that type of judgement. I don't think many do now. he isn't that versatile(and never showed up enough as a leader of the line maybe) and that may be his short fall in Ronnys plans. I always want new signings to push out any regulars if needed to improve the team. is Ant the cf we all want honestly?
im not sure what his current contract is or his rep with rd but a more direct passing style of play might help?. trying to be diplomatic lads(not easy at all)
. it can be looked at as me being whinging git but for us to even disscuss AS departure as a stumbling block then we won't move forward.
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rglen8

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Point to add
if he goes who will bang them in?
its not a backing in the slightest but a shotgun barn door request

rglen8

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Aimed * :)

rglen8

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20 Jul 2014 11:27:22
Seen a few reports on twitter that we are linked with a move for McDonald Mariga (wanyamas brother)

Bhoywonder88

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Would be a good signing

BigBhoy BigBhoy

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Why has he got a different surname tho? HH

ChrisBhoy6767

{Ed007's Note - His full name is McDonald Mariga Wanyama.}

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Suggested on here a while ago we should sign him. Good move on a free. ain't played much in a wee while though.

JimTim JimTim

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Is it? Wow my wee (fanny) of a brother now owes me a crisp £20 haha HH
Cheers Ed!

ChrisBhoy6767

{Ed007's Note - Just remember my commission :)

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Not trying to cause a problem, but not heard anything about this anywhere else?
I think it would be a good signing if it happened though!

Selbybhoy

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20 Jul 2014 10:49:27
Aquino supposedly in Glasgow? I expect this lad to compete with Commons, Griffiths and Boerrigter for the wide positions. Griffiths and Commons though are better down the middle, so hopefully we'll BUY another wide man yet. Fridjonsson going out on loan, I'd punt Stokes and send Balde out on loan too, bring in another Striker ahead of Griffiths and Pukki and possibly keep Watt too. Then there's just the case of a CDM, CB and LB too.

JimTim JimTim
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Delia is planning on playing commons through the centre every pre season game and the CL qualifier so not see him putting commons on the wings much as he's looking for pace out wide and that's one thing commons isn't is fast.

SOS BHOY

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In a 4-2-3-1, my favourite set up, he'd be good in the middle. Dunno where he fits in a 4-3-3 unless it's in a 'false 9'

JimTim JimTim

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Commons that is, sorry. Age old question for a new coach - pick a system to suit players or pick players to suit a system?

JimTim JimTim

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19 Jul 2014 12:59:20
Ed have you heard anything about us signing javier aquino on loan from Villarreal? Was in a Spanish paper.

SOS BHOY

{Ed007's Note - If a work permit is not an issue for Aquinos then Celtic are interested along with Sparta Rottardam. Rayo Vallecano thought they had finalised a deal for the player earlier in the week.}

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It's being reported in today's papers that it's a done deal and he will be signing for us on loan.

Bankie Bhoy Bankie Bhoy

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19 Jul 2014 14:57:57
Just spoke to a mate of mine who does a bit of media work at CP and he says the Aquino deal is a goer if no hitches both sides intrested but only a loan no agreement to buy after loan.

SOS BHOY

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19 Jul 2014 14:12:35
Celtic XI v Dynamo Dresden: Gordon; Matthews, Ambrose, van Dijk, F.Twardzik; Kayal, Biton; McGeouch, Commons, McGregor; Pukki

Subs: Zaluska, Lustig, Izaguirre; Findlay, Mulgrew, O'Connell, Johansen, Henderson, Boerrigter, Griffiths, Fridjonsson

Ed007 Ed007
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19 Jul 2014 14:27:41
Javier Aquino in on Loan source is here

http://www.elperiodicomediterraneo.com/noticias/deportes/celtic-pide-cesion-aquino-temporada_885738.html

Paulster1987

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We been told where to go by Chelsea or Atsu then? I'd prefer Atsu much more. Both players though, I can only hope there would be something in place for first choice to make any move permanent. Otherwise it is totally uninspiring.

JimTim JimTim

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19 Jul 2014 14:27:19
Celtic asks for Aquino on a loan for one season

UA1967

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19 Jul 2014 13:57:43
multiple Spanish newspapers apparently saying we are close to a season long loan deal for Javier Aquino from Villa Real.

JohnFK

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19 Jul 2014 11:59:36
Celtic to put in loan bid for Wilfried Zaha

Paulster1987

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Lol who's next fletcher

Lexlau

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18 Jul 2014 11:20:32
@celticfc: Celtic will face either Legia Warsaw or St Patrick's Athletic in 3rd qualifying round of UCL should they beat KR Reykjavik next week. (PC)

@celticfc: Legia Warsaw and St Patrick's Athletic drew 1-1 in Poland last week, while Celtic hold a 1-0 lead over KR Reykjavik. (PC)

HamiltonBhoy HamiltonBhoy
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Hopefully it'll be st. patricks

Nilaras

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When I seen this I thought Legia Warsaw is quite a tough tie for CL qualification then it says they lost 1-0 at home to st Patricks! Are legia struggling at the moment or not as good a team as I assumed?

SOS BHOY

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Same, Warsaw will be trouble on/off the pitch. Neo-Nazi's, not just their ultras and hooligans, but the majority of their support. Constantly attacking rival fans for flags, scarves, tops, etc. Potential banana skin on the park as well.

HamiltonBhoy HamiltonBhoy

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Or are St Pats better than you thought . Sligo beat Rosenborg 2-1 away last night and they're behind St Pats in the league at the moment

Clondalkin Red

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I think every celtic fan is aware we lead 1-0 from the first leg.killy.

Killy

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I was afraid that we might have drawn St Patrick' s instead of the Icelandic side . I worried that as they are a reasonable side in mid season we may have struggled . I was afraid I would have been laughed off the forum .
However with the two qualifiers and the game in Germany behind us I think we should be ok in the next leg .

Yourman

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Clondalkin Red: St J also beat Rosenborg away last year, 1-0, then drew with them 1-1 in Perth.

HamiltonBhoy HamiltonBhoy

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17 Jul 2014 13:23:11
Heard that nick powell has been transfer
Listed by Manchester United I know there will be
Alot of interest from down south etc I think
We should try get him great young talent
And should have a high sell on value too
So would suit pl if the price was right?

Andyr17

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Would be an excellent signing but will never happen

BigBhoy BigBhoy

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I honesty think more players who don't make it with United, don't be real successes elsewhere . It maybe a mental thing, maybe they find it difficult to acclimatise to anywhere else which is probably a come down from United.

Yourman

{Ed007's Note - Who? Pogba..Pique... Phil Neville? Even players like Gillespie, Giuseppe Rossi, Shawcross, O'Shea, Brown and the biggest ar$e of them all Robbie Savage all went on had careers a lot of players can only dream of. Manchester United produce more first-team players for clubs in Europe's top 5 leagues than any other team in England and sat 5th in the world behind Real Madrid, Barca, Lyon and Rennes.}

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Can add forlan to ure list as well

andy32CSM

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That's a very interesting stay ed, I can understand the other 3 but what players have rennes brought through? Pardon my ignorance :)

perkybhoy

{Ed007's Note - Simon Pouplin, Stephane Mbia, Jacques Faty, Mickael Silvestre, Yann M’Vila and Ousmane Dabo, Julien Feret, Yoann Gourcuff, Gael Danic, Sylvain Wiltord, Jimmy Briand, Etienne Didot, Stéphane N’guema, Yoann Gourcuff and Gregory Bourillon are some of the players that have came through their Academy which is one of the best in the world.}

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Cheers ed, that was meant to be stat btw not stay :)

perkybhoy

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But sadly we will not go to that amount of money I guess if we do bid for him it will be £600,000 and one pence

tony2bhoy

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17 Jul 2014 08:20:34
Celtic are supposedly leading the race for 21 yr old Ostersunds' striker Modou Barrow, he was recommended to the club by ex-Accies manager Billy Reid who's their current Asst Mgr.

Barrow had a £600k bid from Bolton rejected for him (valued at £1.5m by Ostersunds) after spending last week on trial at Burnden Way.

He's also being scouted by Hull, QPR, Swansea and Everton!

HamiltonBhoy HamiltonBhoy
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Hello

He looks a good prospect, He is not a striker he plays as a RW or a RM.

A

A_mar25

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This boy looks good and might be a good buy for us .

Yourman

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16 Jul 2014 23:16:27
Got told today that the possibility of the Atsu signing is not going to happen so suppose not really a suprise.

SOS BHOY

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15 Jul 2014 18:58:04
Celtic XI v KR Rekjavik: Forster; Lustig, Ambrose, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Mulgrew, Johansen; Griffiths, Commons, McGregor; Stokes.

Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, O'Connell, Kayal Boerrigter, Pukki, Henderson

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Good strong stating line up with options on the bench. I am glad RD sees the potential in the youth, time for them to shine in this season. I am hoping for a rugby score tonight (no murrayfield pun intended!)
From pre season games I seen I enjoyed RD free flowing, starting from the back attacking methods, no more goalkeepers humping it up the park. I think this is a refreshing system to the past few years of same old same old under NL. I do not want to mar his successes but if he chopped and changed the line up he could have developed the youth academy so much better. Here's to this season bhoys n ghirls. 4 in a row n that!

HH

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It's really a Lennon team with McGregor in instead of Henderson or Kayal. I am glad he hasn't changed personnel too quickly and I expect only small changes in style of play over the next few games . Ronnie's new personnel and new tactics will be all revealed as the season progresses .

Yourman

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15 Jul 2014 12:52:49
We've made an approach for Harry Maguire of Sheffield, few clubs are interested also, so that's a Maguire and Atsu, think we can expect a few signings now, no doubt there will be others also

UA1967

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I'd be delighted if we moved for Maguire! Exciting young CB, very consistent for Sheff Utd over the past few seasons.

HamiltonBhoy HamiltonBhoy

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I doubt if we sign either., these rumours are going around too long to have any substance, normally we don't hear anything from Celtic who usually keep interests private and confidential.

Yourman

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14 Jul 2014 17:28:50
Any idea if the rumoured interest in Atsu is true Ed?

LM67

{Ed007's Note - Yes it's true. CFC have contacted Michael Emenalo to register their interest.}

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He was decent at the world cup, final ball let him down a few times. Hopefully he'd fancy a crack at the Champions League, more importantly, hopefully Chelsea want him to play in the Champions League rather than prefer to loan him to another Premier League team

LM67

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14 Jul 2014 11:19:11
Rumour in the Daily Mail this morning that Ronny Delia has already confirmed we're in the market for a wide man and his number one target is Christian Atsu (on loan) who we tried to sign last summer before his £5m move to Chelsea. RD hope's the prospect of Champions League football will be enough to convince him to join us?! He spent last season on loan to Chelsea's feeder team Vitesse.

HamiltonBhoy HamiltonBhoy
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Why are we looking at loans? I keep hearing we have no money. Wanyama and Hooper?. Wheres that money? Ronnie says he's wanting goals tomorrow night, I'm wanting players BOUGHT.

toh1967

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We may be looking at loaning him with a view to sign permanently, that might be the route our board are wanting to go down now so we avoid any more Boerrigter / Bangura type transfers!

Tbh, I don't think we will actually be after him.

Not being funny, but the rumour I posted on here about Mix Diskerud was posted on the GB's rumours thread. The day after I posted it on here, it was in the DR - the boy who posted it said he completely made it up?

Someone on here mentioned Christian Atsu last night, it was then in the papers this morning?

I'm thinking the press have turned to using message boards and social networking to fill their rags due to Celtic keeping everything so hush-hush at the moment!

HamiltonBhoy HamiltonBhoy

{Ed007's Note - I've messaged someone who should know if there is anything in the Atsu story but I can't see it happening.}

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I don't think there's any problem with us pursuing loan deals, in fact I think we should be aiming for one loan signing every season. Young players looking to prove a point can be great acquisitions. Look at Lukaku. A good loan signing who we couldn't afford to sign permanently could make the difference in europe

LM67

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Lukaku is indeed the perfect example of a successful loan and is the kinda thing Celtic should be looking at, but young and looking to prove a point, not old and topping up the pension

Tompo88

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14 Jul 2014 11:18:20
I see we're being linked with Christian Atsu again this time on loan. From what I saw of him in the Eredvisie and also at the world cup he's certainly that fast wide man RD has said we're after. Hopefully though there will be some sort of option to buy if things work out.

JimTim JimTim
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11 Jul 2014 16:12:32
Celtic XI v Dukla: Forster; Matthews, van Dijk, O'Connell, Izaguirre; Mulgrew, Johansen, Kayal; Commons, Stokes, Boerrigter.

Subs: Zaluska, Fasan, Lustig, Fisher, Waters, Findlay, Biton, McGregor, F. Twardzik, Henderson, McGeouch, Forrest, Fridjonsson, Pukki, Balde, Watt, Griffiths, Atajic

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I think that gives us a better idea of the team on Tuesday, I see he's reverted back to his favoured 4-3-3 again tonight after changing it to a 4-2-3-1 against LASK?!

HamiltonBhoy HamiltonBhoy

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Alright mate, I think he is gradually getting an idea of what players he can trust/what he will go with(at least in the short term) I think we are badly missing a bit of quality though, I think the squad if full of 7 out of 10 type players, we badly need even 1/2 players who are a step up. I think we'll have to send a few on loan also, if we can't sell any - the squad is far too big, guys like Chalmers/Irvine/George/Toshney will have to be let go, - for the sake of their own careers. They are all about 20/21 now and by that point you should have a good idea if they are good enough. I know you get late developers, but we keep too many on for too long. The lad Ryan Conroy was 23 when he left, and we were told he would be a star at 15, It doesn't help anyone - they are better finding their level elsewhere. I also worry about guys like Atajic, when you are told you are not fit enough for a 2nd div team down the road it's a bad day, Lennon was partly to blame, sure, but as Ronny says, players have to take responsibility for their own career - you will get out what you put in, bottom line! I think the 18 for Iceland will be - Forster, Lustig, Efe, Virgil, Izzy, Mulgrew, Johannson, Kayal, Commons, Stokes, Pukki, McGeogh, Dirk, Mathews, Henderson, O'Connel, Zaluska, McGregor/ Twarzik

Paul1

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I honesty don't think that you can put the blame on Lennon for youngsters not been fit .
I agree with you in that any young fellow who calls himself a professional footballer and isn't fit, should maybe find another career . However before Lennon gets the residue blame, surely Celtic have fitness trainers and youth and under age coaches shouldn't they carry the can for any young player who isn't fit, if indeed that was the case .

Yourman

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Absolutely, but Lennon, Like Ronny Deila is now, is the Boss, and if My players weren't fit I would be looking at the player, and also myself and fitness coaches, if the fitness coach isn't doing the job, well I would get a new fitness coach. When it's all said and done, the manager is responsible. That's why you live and die by your players. Deila seems to get this - one of the first things he said was that he can't do it all himself - that he wants to be surrounded by the best people/scientists, absolutely, that's one of the reasons that the great Milan teams/Italian teams in general did so well, they had the best fitness coaches in the world! They weren't the best technically, but tactically, and with their diet/fitness they gave themselves and extra 10/20%. If you are not improving every aspect then you are falling behind, because you can be assured others are! Lennon was too primitive with his methods in my opinion, but he did learn from O'Neil. It's a big world out there, and Deila seems to get this, as I said!

Paul1

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08 Jul 2014 17:26:08
Team for today's game - Zaluska; Matthews, O'Connell, Findlay, Waters, Biton, Henderson; Griffiths, Atajic, McGregor; Pukki
Subs: Fasan, Irvine, McIlduff, Herron, Balde, McGeouch, Watt, Fridjonsson

GunnieBhoy GunnieBhoy
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Read the other week that Watt was meant to get a start in the last game and as of yet. not even a sub appearence from what I've seen or have I just missed it?

Tompo88

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He's no kicked a ball tompo don't know what the script is mate

GunnieBhoy GunnieBhoy

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Back to His usual I'm guessing GB

Tompo88

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I guess he's being put in his place. shape up or ship out!

edward71

{Ed007's Note - It might be a fitness issue, remember he stopped playing for Lierse in March and was training with their kids team. He had/has been working with a personal trainer in his own time since he came back to CFC. It's rumoured Deila told him the club would take over and supply a personalised fitness program for him to follow.
I'm not saying that is the reason he hasn't played, I'm just throwing it out there that he could be behind the rest fitness wise and Deila wants him fully fit before judging him. Deila will be have been made fully aware of any problems Watt has previously had.}

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I personally hope he does make the grade because watt i've seen of him on the park suggests a great talent. let's all hope he can add the extra elements of hard work and the right attitude. hail hail

edward71

{Ed007's Note - I've got the same hopes myself, Edward.}

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08 Jul 2014 17:18:34
@celticfc: Celtic team to play LSK Linz: Zaluska; Matthews, O'Connell, Findlay, Waters; Biton, Henderson; Griffiths, Atajic, McGregor; Pukki (MH)

Will be good to see Biton along with some of the youngsters

UA1967

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08 Jul 2014 17:06:04
Not much transfer news at the moment, hearing Mikkel Diskerud from Rosenborg is likely, Harry Maguire at Sheff Utd too is a target, also heard that we may make a move for Ali Adnan but I wouldn't read too much into that

UA1967

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I would be happy of we signed those players.

We also need to start looking at GOOD strikers as well now.

BigBhoy BigBhoy

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The new manager should know by now who we need to punt, who may wish to leave and what positions we are weakest.
The problem is he has to adjust his thinking as to what Celtic supporters expect and with Collins' help convince the Board to spend wisely and productively.
The whole transfer strategy was flawed last season and it's hard to say who was fully responsible; we need improvement in quality and experience for the CL.

JJ

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Every time Celtic have went out to buy a player I would like to think they did so thinking they were spending wisely . Hindsight may prove they were right or they were wrong . The aim always was to spend wisely and I am sure this season will be the same.

Yourman

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08 Jul 2014 11:46:50
Ed, is Sanciedo Silva still on trial? If so do you think there is any chance we will see him in a friendly at some point?

sbrown1888

{Ed007's Note - No he left 4/5 days ago.}

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Bringing a player on trial nearly always ends with a no.

Yourman

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