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14 Sep 2017 22:43:53
Heard from a reliable source that Brendan Rodgers is in talks with Arsenal to take over as manager at the end of the season. Arsenal are very interested and willing to offer him a lucrative contract.

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15 Sep 2017 05:53:18
Ffs people need to get a hobby.

15 Sep 2017 06:40:06
I've heard Pedro is really interested in the job at Forres Mechanics. They have offered him and his family a portacabin and a 1998 Ford Mondeo. HH.

15 Sep 2017 14:04:52
Aye they are talking to me too. I hope they don't ask Pep or I'm fecked.

15 Sep 2017 15:48:46
To be fair, it's not a rumour but an opinion if I was an Arsenal fan or on the board I'd be delighted to have Brendan eventually succeed wenger. It'd make a lot of sense in many ways. It's also a worry because there aren't that many managers who would fit into the Arsenal football philosophy. (Not the losing each year part 😂)

{Ed001's Note - except Arsenal are not looking for a new manager, yet anyway.}

15 Sep 2017 15:52:20
Ardent will be at Arsenal until they change their club name to Holenal.

15 Sep 2017 15:52:37
Arsene even.

12 Sep 2017 18:45:08

Celtic XI v PSG: (4-2-3-1): Gordon; Ralston, Lustig, Simunovic, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Armstrong, Roberts, Sinclair; Griffiths

Subs: De Vries, Bitton, Rogic, Edouard, Ajer, McGregor, Forrest.

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12 Sep 2017 18:38:32
Spot on.

12 Sep 2017 19:04:28
Huge call on ralston good luck young fella very bold from brendan ad have had ntcham and Armstrong in same team tonight so much energy HH.

12 Sep 2017 19:40:13

08 Sep 2017 18:45:04

Celtic XI v Hamilton: Gordon, Lustig, Simunovic, Tierney; Forrest, Brown, Armstrong, McGregor, Roberts, Sinclair, Edouard.

Subs: De Vries, Bitton, Hayes, Rogic, Ntcham, Ralston, Ajer

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08 Sep 2017 18:51:26
What formation that going to be ed?

{Ed007's Note - It could be anything really, Kev couldn't it? 3-5-2, 3-4-3 or is McGregor playing LB and it could be 4-3-3....

08 Sep 2017 18:58:09
Looks like a 3-5-2 with Roberts and Edouard up front I would say. Come on Odsonne show us what you can do!

08 Sep 2017 18:59:46
Is that a 3-4-3? If so who's further forward paddy or Forrest?

08 Sep 2017 19:28:33
Theres goals in that line-up for sure 🍀.

08 Sep 2017 14:34:34
New 4 year contract for Conor Hazard.

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08 Sep 2017 16:18:35
Has anyone seen much of him for the development team that can comment on how good he is? I've not seen him at all but know he's highly rated by celtic staff! Would it be too soon to make this step up for a home game at some point this season?

08 Sep 2017 16:38:53
Haven't seen him either Tompo only what i have read that himself and Doohan are highly rated. Would be great to have a keeper come through the Academy and play for the 1st team.

09 Sep 2017 11:51:10
If he was a French u21 player he's start automatically.

08 Sep 2017 09:00:17
Hi Ed, Whatever happened with that young Chelsea defender did he come in for a trial. I remember at the time reading he only signed an 18 month contract with Chelsea so would be free to sign around xmas time. There was talk of a loan deal but don't recall hearing or reading anything more about it.

{Ed007's Note - Kyle Jameson signed a one-year deal with an option of another year with WBA on deadline day mate.}

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08 Sep 2017 11:42:04
OK thanks pal.

What's your CB pairing for tonight With Jozo a no go will we will go with Bitton and Ajer or Lustig and Ajer, or will we risk Boyata? Can't wait to see him back in the side but hope we don't throw him in too early just because the PSG is on the horizon.

I think we will go with Ralston, Bitton, Ajer, Tierney.

{Ed007's Note - I went for Ralston, Ajer, Tierney, Miller on another thread.}

08 Sep 2017 11:57:33
I'd be happier with that I forgot about Miller. He played very well against Kilmarnock when KT was at CB.

{Ed007's Note - Our youngsters should be comfortable playing against Accies and they're all used to playing on plastic.}

08 Sep 2017 12:02:00
ED007 I am sure I read that Rodgers said that because Jozo had not played in over 3 weeks he might have to give him some game time tonight, even on a plastic pitch.

{Ed007's Note - That would be a stupid risk to take before Tuesday's game. If he's thinking along those lines it'll be Simunovic and possibly Boyata starting.}

08 Sep 2017 15:55:08
Brendan is intending to play Jozo tonight to give him game time before PSG .
Drewzybhoy .

07 Sep 2017 19:48:00
Any substance to the Zeigler links Ed? Seen that the Scotsman rag have said we are interested.

{Ed007's Note - Last I heard he had agreed to go to Spain mate, Real Betis I think it was.}

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07 Sep 2017 21:35:53
Cheers Ed just seems like they're drumming up old stories then.

{Ed007's Note - Looks like it although LB is probably our weakest position numbers wise.}

08 Sep 2017 17:13:34
I think that Swiss guy can play CB too.

09 Sep 2017 00:00:43
Would be ideal cover and would hopefully end the Miller at LB experiment although he's done a good job in there.

05 Sep 2017 14:35:16
Lawwel at big table after being appointed to the ECA board.

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05 Sep 2017 18:24:32
Lovin the avatar Kev!

05 Sep 2017 21:29:00
Cheers Viking. Used one of they stupid apps on facebook to take it.

06 Sep 2017 08:45:13
They have appointed him to pass on his skills off not spending any money, as they worry about out of control transfer fees.

Lawell, known for his ability to peel an orange whilst it's still in his pocket, is legendary among Celtic fans, as only interested in his own bonus and inability to break a £20 when it comes to spending CL money.

In a statement today Lawell showed his intent by banning cakes and biscuits at meetings.

"I didn't get to where I am today by spending money mate. No, you need to keep it. Let it build up, whilst your team goes backward. That's my way, and if you don't like it you can Feck off. "

More later.

06 Sep 2017 18:27:27
I think this can only benefit Celtic as we have a voice at the big table in Europe
Well Done Peter.

06 Sep 2017 21:37:13
Wouldn't swap him for any other chairman in world football.

07 Sep 2017 00:59:56
Can't understand why he's getting grief right now. We're getting stronger all the time, away n geez peace.

07 Sep 2017 08:23:27
Just like fergus imo, we won't know what we had until its not there.

07 Sep 2017 10:03:52
Bhoywonder I was there the day he was booed. People were arguing all round me.
The wee man was proved right and the law man will be to. We are I our most powerful position in a long time and just won a treble.

07 Sep 2017 10:36:18
he isn't the chairman, he's the ceo and he's held us back for years, while paying himself a million a year, he's a leech.

07 Sep 2017 11:22:09
Lawwell is top notch at the business side of things. Any investor could see that Crikey a said to everyone on here the pattern emerging that even under Lennon the share jumps at CL football and it happened so like me a hope you all filled your boots (Y)

Under RD he got involved too much and short changed us in RD's appointment and then when it was backfiring he called us all "delusional" which was nearly has undoing in my opinion so it had to be made right and we got someone in BR's standing

Him being at the top table won't do us any harm. I have heard he is only two years in him he feels whether or not that counts this season I don't know. He will be difficult to replace (Y)

07 Sep 2017 16:21:14
To say he has held us back for years is nonsense
Our club is stronger than it's ever been on the business side and continues to grow.
Sponsorship at all time high
Outside our stadium is becoming a jewel in our crown.

07 Sep 2017 17:02:41
Peter lawwell is an easy target, he's obviously good at what he does. Would you rather he spent like David Murray did? We can all see how that panned out, so to say he's held us back is ridiculous and I fear the day he leaves.

07 Sep 2017 17:03:38
Thing is, we should have been at this point much, much sooner!

07 Sep 2017 18:30:37
Who is disagreeing with with these posts? Sad sad people.

07 Sep 2017 22:50:55
Chasa a do agree we could and should have been here sooner but he's got us here now and it doesn't look like we're slowing down anytime soon. If we come out of each window stronger a don't think we can complain too much. Progress is progress.

07 Sep 2017 23:52:14
whats outside the park got to do with anything its on the park im interested in, i must be the only one on here who has seen mostly dross cheap option signings over the last few years and the appointment of a manager who now has took valerenga into the relegation zone and whos tactics emptied our stadium, they only appointed rodgers to fill the stadium again and when the guy wanted to strengthen at centre half he was offered an unknown 800k player who failed a medical, what's the use of having money if they don't spend it?

08 Sep 2017 06:57:56
A lot of signings didn't work out in the past when lawell was involved signing players but if he sticks to what he's good at there's few better out there, look at the players his relationship wae city has got us, Roberts, denayer, guidetti hardly dross. We're cleaning up wae sponsors, pre season tournaments etc. If he leaves the best manager we've had since O'Neil to sign players wae the help of his top class backroom team then we'll do just fine.

08 Sep 2017 12:20:46
I find it amusing that most Celtic fans continually claim to be frustrated at how we handle transfer windows and getting in please players early.

This year we went into the qualifiers with a makeshift defence. A defence that even if we didn't have injuries still needed beefing up. We also played a game with no striker.

How can anyone defend that? Lawell is the man. He gets paid to make things happen when we need them to happen.

We still only have one CB for Tuesday. This is down to the CEO and Brendan.

They were the ones who raised the expectation bar. When they don't hit it don't blame people for pointing that out.

We are not talking about spending like Rangers blah feckin blah. That's always trotted out as an excuse for not doing anything and avoiding criticism. We all know we need a better defence including FB. Where is it?

Lawells job is to use the additional resources to get better players. Is £800k for a 20 year old ambitious? I thought the boy looked good but, he was a risk even before we found out he was crocked.

Lawell is not above criticism. Or should ever be.

{Ed007's Note - How do we only have one CB for Tuesday? We've got Simunovic, Boyata and Ajer with Lustig and Tierney able to slot in there and Bitton as an emergency, that's 6 right there and Sviatchenko has still to come back.}

08 Sep 2017 12:44:55
We have one fit main choice, would Ajer or Bitton be considered if Boyata or Shev were fit?

No they wouldn't. Of course we have makeshift options. That's not the issue. The issue is why do we have to rely on makeshift.

We are in the group and haven't added to make it hard for either of the two injured players to return. I don't think either of them are good enough, we don't even have them and that's not good enough.

{Ed007's Note - Boyata is fit though.}

08 Sep 2017 15:43:13
That's good news. I read today he won't make it,

09 Sep 2017 00:05:09
i said mostly dross signings balde, bangura, miku, moyakola, brafheid, allen etc.

01 Sep 2017 14:28:50


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01 Sep 2017 14:43:19
Welcome to paradise young man.

01 Sep 2017 17:11:13
Welcome to paradise and good luck.

01 Sep 2017 17:16:14
Like the boots!

01 Sep 2017 17:16:48
When your facing the Rangers end feckn shoot! ☘️.

01 Sep 2017 18:07:54
That is a fookin belter jfp luvin it 😂😁.

01 Sep 2017 22:00:18
You're way too big for your boots! Welcome to the Hoops mate hail hail🍀🍀🍀.

02 Sep 2017 03:25:58
Apparatley the 'initiation' is Clatty Pat's next Thursday!

02 Aug 2017 21:54:14
I tell you what u need to be a confident player to wear a pair of boots like that . Love the confidence HH.

02 Aug 2017 21:56:03
the rocket with alves in his pocket.

02 Aug 2017 22:03:03
they boots will have to go they are shockers lol.

02 Aug 2017 22:04:49
CarmyleBhoy : are you Old boy in disguise, showing your age . Lol.

02 Sep 2017 23:00:07
No Pete, honest I'm not but I will admit I'm 44 and by God, ah'm feeling me age! lol.

03 Sep 2017 19:00:30
ha ha Carmylebhoy I used to go to Cleopatra's in my youth on the pull, I well remember the "sticky flooring" hence the nickname lol I thought it had closed.

03 Sep 2017 19:25:30
Anyone know the 'option to buy' fee? Just in case he's a wee gem?

01 Sep 2017 09:39:34
So going by reports today we agreed to a deal of 8 million for Robert and the bold Pep put a stop to it at the last minute.
I have to wonder why. I can't see him every putting a young guy like Robert's in the team. Plus if he doesn't win anything this year he won't be there next year.

{Ed007's Note - I don't know who's reporting that but that's simply not true.}

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01 Sep 2017 10:05:30
Think that's what paddys hoping for also kev, that pep will be off and he will have another chance, can't begrudge the bhoy.

01 Sep 2017 10:18:54
Most of the papers have it in today ed.

{Ed007's Note - Well it's still wrong. It looks likePaddy's agent doesn't want it being common knowledge that it was his client that turned down the permanent move, probably in case it affected his popularity with our supporters.}

01 Sep 2017 10:55:38
I think the fact it's being reported that Celtic tried to get it done is what's making most folk happy Ed. Whether it's actually true or not though is another matter.

{Ed007's Note - I said all along that Celtic wanted to sign Roberts permanently so it's nice that the papers have finally caught up. Better late than never.}

01 Sep 2017 11:17:48
Do you think we would have went to the £8M mark? I'd like to think so.

{Ed007's Note - Yes I honestly do, Kev. Lawwell and the board knew how the fans would have reacted if we had managed to sign Roberts permanently and there would have been no risk regarding would the player settle and be able to do the job the manager wants. It would have been a win-win for the Club.
And there's no way Celtic would want to pi$$ City off by messing them around, the Club made it crystal clear to City and Roberts even before the season ended that they would be bidding and trying to sign him permanently.}

01 Sep 2017 11:46:35
Certainly bits of truth about Celtics bid then ed?
Goes against a lot of people idea that the board won't back the manager eh?

{Ed007's Note - Yes there's plenty of truth in it. The people who are saying the board aren't backing the manager or Rodgers will be raging with the board are probably upset that Man City spent more than us.}

01 Sep 2017 12:27:52
One of the most annoying sayings is break the bank. Does my head in.

02 Aug 2017 21:59:30
who said break the bank? i call it showing ambition, no one is asking them to overspend and do a sevco, just investment by one of the worlds biggest clubs to let us compete a bit better in the champions league.

03 Sep 2017 13:59:11
Jb67 to compete in the champions league you have to spend 100s of millions. How can fans not get That?

04 sep 2017 09:57:52
compete a bit better i said why can you not get that pampers?

31 Aug 2017 22:07:25
Aidan Nesbitt to Mk Dons. Looks like a permanent deal.

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