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24 Apr 2017 23:12:06
What areas do people think Rodgers plans on filling with his two "quality" signings that will help us push on in Europe? I think a winger/ forward to replace Roberts will be the priority (unless we can keep him) . Still think Onyekuru would be the ideal signing. Also think we'll go for an attacking midfielder who can pick a pass. Think we are sorted defensively.

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25 Apr 2017 07:21:10
Think we need another quality CB and quality striker to back up the 2 we have and if paddy goes a wide man with pace.

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24 Apr 2017 20:51:24
ED007 not Celtic related but football related. I remember you saying you wanted Pocchachino (spelling) as our manager, what do you think of his performances in last 2 seasons?
I agree he is a very good coach, but I do not think he has either a winning mentality or the mental strength to manage a team that can win big trophies. His remarks after the Chelsea game, if I was a Spurs fan I would be raging, he just seemed to accept defeat too easily, and there is no way Spurs will overtake Chelsea for the EPL.
In my opinion his teams will never win the EPL, maybe a league cup, if lucky but no major trophy.

{Ed007's Note - There's plenty of good managers out there that will never win the EPL and I'd say Brendan Rodgers will be one of them. Last season Pochettino lead Spurs to their highest league finish since 1989/90 and if they finish 2nd this year that's their highest finish since '62-'63. They play good football and have the best goal difference in the EPL - 2nd highest scorers and the meanest defence - and a lot of Spurs fans are over the moon to see their club back to being top dogs in London.
Southampton are also still reaping the rewards of the work he done behind the scenes there as well.
Pochettino's still relatively young at 45 so he has plenty of time to learn and progress his career which will no doubt include managing either Barcelona or Real Madrid at some point.
I'd take Pochettino over the likes of Guardiola all day every day, the Spurs manager has got his team sitting 2nd in the league without spending anywhere near the money Utd or City have spent. I wouldn't completely write off Spurs chances of winning the league just yet but it would be a big ask.}

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25 Apr 2017 00:11:13
I think he's a really good manager as well, if he can keep his big players and add one or 2 they will be challenging again for the epl for as long as he's there.

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24 Apr 2017 10:48:12
Watched - and enjoyed - the highlights again this morning and how we only scored two goals against them is incredible?
The control, composure and class was there for all to see and everyone in green and white hoops played their part - with starring roles for Roberts, McGregor, KT and Scott Brown back to his best.
Have seen Collum having worse games, but he did seem to go out of his way to keep the red card in his pocket at least twice for dangerous and vicious tackles. However, as both TV commentators on sly and bbc mentioned we should be very grateful to Mr Robertson (the spare prick at the wedding) for awarding us a penalty - and doing his job properly for once.
Well played Celts; on yet another fantastic performance in a momentous season and I just love the way BR celebrates a goal btw.

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24 Apr 2017 14:57:51
Well according to wee biff Ferguson in his column today the first goal was a punt up the park. no a great run from dembele and touch or a great long ball by lustig with a world class finish messy would b proud of it was a punt deary me.

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24 Apr 2017 15:01:03
I haven't enjoyed my trips to Hampden these last few years but I'm loving them this season.
The only thing their fans got excited about yesterday was an injury to Dembele, that just shows how dominant we were. There looks a big gulf in quality between the teams and I hope it goes on and on.
Incidentally, what was that business at the kick off. It looked like we went up to the centre circle to presumably pay a tribute to Ugo Ehiogu, but with both teams lined up, Miller looked as if he was trying to take the kick off by himself, what an idiot.

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24 Apr 2017 18:49:28
Or when they won a throw in it was like winning a penalty😂😂.

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24 Apr 2017 23:42:17
sean i've been watching celtic playing that mob for 40 odd years, and that probably was the most one sided game i've seen against both incarnations of their team.

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25 Apr 2017 05:31:39
Aye right jb67 we know it's longer than that . Lol.

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24 Apr 2017
New image uploaded to the
Celtic Player Sightings page entitled, Butler was on the Sauce last night by the looks of it, well done big man.

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24 Apr 2017 08:45:58
Happy start to the week fellow ghirls and bhoys enjoy your work or what ever the week brings you hail hail.

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23 Apr 2017 23:21:26
Earlier in the season I felt Paddy Roberts should NOT have been allowed to play against City so I feel the same now if Paddy is not staying Ryan WILL be in all probability his replacement

He is a credible goal threat and the lad is a no win situation IMO.

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24 Apr 2017 01:41:25
Ur right but he should play to test himself against the real best squad in the country he's earned it.

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24 Apr 2017 09:05:39
It will simply depend on what has been agreed. If he's allowed to play, then he deserves to, and Aberdeen have every right to play him, no doubts about that. If he ends up costing us the treble, It'll be a huge error on our part. I'd like to think after the Roberts scenario, that we have our bases covered.

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24 Apr 2017 09:36:47
what? and bend another free kick into the net? turn it up lads lol.

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24 Apr 2017 09:39:32
He has already not been allowed to play against us in the league games. do I think the question has already been answered? Shame for the ladies but that should always be the done thing. too much conflict playing against your own team. you get the treble by scoring and hard for him to come back. he injures one of our players similar situation so don't think he will play.

Any way always good scalping the huns ⚽ and they are spitting feathers at the bull fighting James bond's friendly encounter with our brendan. Love it also Jim white taking it tight last night 🍀🍀.

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24 Apr 2017 14:07:45
christie hasn't been allowed to play against us in the league games, neither has ajer for kilmarnock.

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23 Apr 2017 21:23:10
Regarding paddy roberts I have a question for the older posters that watched the lions back in the day:
How does the we man style of play compare to Jinkys style?

I never saw jinky, but I was brought up on tales of him terrorising defences, running with the ball at feet, taking knocks and getting straight back up.

I am no way trying to say paddy is anything like Jinky, but in terms of taking on a man is PR on a similar page?

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23 Apr 2017 21:47:56
Island Celt, Roberts today reminded me of wee Jinky in that he was hacked down time and time again but just got up and ran at them again, so brave, just like Johnstone, especially against those animals of Atletico Madrid.
Roberts has skill in abundance and I would love to see him sign a permanent deal with Celtic, but wee Jinky with his twists and turns is still way above Paddy.

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23 Apr 2017 23:33:04
Roberts is ok, but no comparison to Jimmy Johnstone, you young guys are getting carried away, Jinky was world class, Roberts is no where near that, he is a young guy with a bit of talent, he is a loan player, says it all.

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24 Apr 2017 00:50:06
Aye, Jinky was world class and that is not green tinted specs talking.
He would take on defences then, having beaten them all, go back round again.
He was good and Roberts is good but not only different eras, different environments and attitudes.
After the great Di Steffano had his friendly he wanted a photo taken alongside a real footballer. the real footballer was JINKY.

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24 Apr 2017 00:41:06
Harsh aindoh, the boy has exeptional talent and he's here on loan to develop from man city, that says it all.

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24 Apr 2017 09:34:57
There's only one Jimmy Johnstone and I was lucky enough to see him in the hoops for a decade and since then we have had several 'right' wingers, like Johnny Doyle, Davie Provan, Joe Miller, James Forrest and Didier Agathe etc etc. with good qualities and faults - but nowhere near Jinky.
Roberts has the same low centre of gravity and similar ball control ( even though not as two footed as Jinky) and yesterday there was more fight and courage than he has shown in previous games and that did really impress me.

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24 Apr 2017 10:22:36
The great di steffano said jinky was the best player in the world, enough said .

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24 Apr 2017 15:00:30
Island Celt: if you take Roberts and tie him to Jinkys left leg as Jinky had the ball tied to his right leg and no defrender could take the ball of him . that's how good jinky was, an absolute joy to watch, standing watching him from the Jungle he just ran about Paradise like a kid in a candy shop.
Rip jinky and thanks for wearing the hoops.
HH.

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24 Apr 2017 15:23:26
I can remember watching him a few times from the jungle and what I can remember was they were very similar running the lines and cutting in hard to displace but I think Jinky done it more consistently But saying that I would love to see Paddy on a permanent contract but I think there is a lot of depends on that like if Man City will sell at a reasonable price and IF Paddy wants to be hear for longer.

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24 Apr 2017 16:19:07
Cheers. Bhoys, great posts
And great tributes - RIP Jimmy Johnstone.

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24 Apr 2017 17:27:13
think the only player playing at the moment you compare to jinky would be messi.

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24 Apr 2017 23:03:01
Didn't mean it to sound harsh, but he had a good game against a young inexperienced fullback, and now he is being compared to Jimmy Johnstone, let's get a bit of perspective in to this, Jimmy Johnstone was exceptional, Patrick Roberts is a promising young winger, time might prove me wrong, but I don't see any comparison, in terms of talent.

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23 Apr 2017 20:16:46
I thought Roberts was incredible today and throughout the season, I would see our priority in signing him permanently, if not, another season loan.
Although £12Mill is outside our budget, I can't see him been happy at City in the seconds.

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23 Apr 2017 20:37:19
LeedsCelt: The fee for Roberts is about £5-6m it's the possible add ons that could take it to the £12m mark . However as you say will PR be happy to sit in the reserves or worse the under 21s . We need to test the waters they can only say no .

{Ed007's Note - Roberts has no future at City and I don't see City playing silly buggers over a couple of million quid, they're not exactly counting the pennies and they know the market we work in. I think it'll come down to Paddy himself, I don't see any top EPL teams coming in for him and he is enjoying his time up here so hopefully he fancies hanging about for a few more years winning trophies and playing in the CL.
Considering we've paid a loan fee for him I'd slap in a cheeky £4million bid and we won't be far away from City getting their initial outlay back on the player.}

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23 Apr 2017 20:55:18
Couldn't agree more ED, Celtic must do all they possibly can to get this boy on a permanent deal. He won't get anywhere near the first team at city, purely down to the money they have and the season they've just had. I'd imagine they'll spend mega in the summer. Like u i think the big factor in it will be if Roberts is willing to hang around in Scotland for another 2/ 3 years, which given his age, given guaranteed first team football, European football and winning trophies, i think it would be a good fit for him. Here's hoping.

{Ed007's Note - There was talk a while back about another loan so we know at least the clubs are talking about him but I'd rather get a permanent deal done to let us make money in the future. We could always offer City a buy-back clause or even a percentage of the future fee because he would certainly go for a big fee if he keeps progressing, especially with CL exposure.
Rodgers signing a new long term contract will also help him decide, he knows how the manager works and exactly what's required from him in a Rodgers team so there would be minimal disruption to his progression as a footballer and he's already settled here in his personal life so no disruption there either.}

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24 Apr 2017 16:13:12
I am sure I have posted this a few weeks ago but heard that Roberts had taken out another years lease on the flat he rents so hopefully that's a sign he is happy to stay?

{Ed007's Note - Was that you? I was going to mention that but wasn't sure if I had dreamt it or not! I hope everything's OK with the family btw buddy.}

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23 Apr 2017 19:19:11
With regards to Scott Brown's appeal. After Halliday's tackle today he shouldn't be worried at all of winning it but if he doesn't are there timing issues that would allow him to play on Saturday? If not I'd like to see McGregor and Armstrong play central with Rogic further ahead but BR would probably go with Bitton.

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24 Apr 2017 09:08:20
Surely all SB has to do in his appeal is whip his phone out and show them the Halliday challenge. It's about as identical as you can get. I have no real complaints about Brown being shown a red, as it could have went either way. What I have a problem with is the inconsistencies, in the space of a week!

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23 Apr 2017 18:42:49
Everybody bigging the game up, it was as it should of been easy, there was not one point in the game when I was worried it was simply men against boys.

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