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19 Sep 2018 13:20:26
Celtic scouts at the Red Star game last night. hopefully having a look at there RB and ST.

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19 Sep 2018 18:04:18
If there is a player out of contract then that’s who we will sign.

21 Sep 2018 10:58:42
What’s the source for us allegedly watching a Red Star player?

18 Sep 2018 17:01:11
Just got our 3 game ticket package yesterday, don't know how true this is, but heard a rumour tickets going slowly for Rosenburg game with only just over 40,000 sold. Club now doing individual tickets now as well because of this.

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18 Sep 2018 17:37:12
Can't be true Timalley we have the best fans in the world and surely that has to be more than 40,000.

18 Sep 2018 18:21:35
2015/ 16 last time in Europa. Lowest was 37000 highest 47000. So 40000 Plus against a team we have faced a lot. Is probably about correct.

18 Sep 2018 19:28:08
It does irritate me that if this was CL at £110 per package every game would be 60,000 sell out. Where do these missing 15-20,000 supporters go on EL nights? I've said it before you get a lot of tourists at CL nights at CP. Why pay £110 for a CL package but not £72 for EL? . This is not aimed at people who can't make games for financial or health reasons, just the part timers who only turn up for the glamour games.

18 Sep 2018 20:24:00

I think you get your hardcore types that go to games regardless of results and performance

Then you have the group who want entertainment and stay away if it’s not there

Then there’s the fans that can’t afford it or get away from work etc.

18 Sep 2018 20:43:07
Maybe people are getting fed up with the fact we've are selling players and not replacing them appropriately for there hard earned money.

18 Sep 2018 22:11:54
No surprise, if board showed ambition fans would back it, support takes its lead from decisions made by club.

18 Sep 2018 22:15:17
Just looked at teams and results from CL tonight modest ambition would get us complete if with a lot of these teams.

18 Sep 2018 22:54:03
@Big Daz, if we had qualified for CL this year and went into it with the squad we have at the moment all games would be sell outs and all 3 match packages sold out, so to say fans are not turning up for the EL is because of lack of transfer activity is not true.

19 Sep 2018 08:42:15
Stevie, if we were in Cl with this squad we'd be lucky to end up with 3 or 4 points in total. HH.

19 Sep 2018 09:48:34
Aye but 60,000 would turn up every game to see us scrape 3 or 4 pts. Is it beneath the CL snobs to support the team in EL?

19 Sep 2018 10:27:58
I’m gutted new job means can’t get thursdays off first euro campaign il miss in a long time 😢.

19 Sep 2018 11:02:31
Thats a my point Stevie. It's all ifs and buts. The fans are aloud to react if we are not happy. Ps I'm not talking about me by the way I'm just speaking my opinion on why people aren't going.

19 Sep 2018 11:54:10
Nay luck Welshy, genuine excuse tho You've been pardoned😂😂 @Big Daz bet those same unhappy fans would have dragged their arses along to CP if we had a CL tie against Real Madrid.

19 Sep 2018 12:40:22
How about long distance fans that are not able or prepared to travel on Thursday and Sunday and therefore have to choose.

Not everyone is on the doorstep.

19 Sep 2018 19:52:01
The fans should be pissed off, 17m profit and not a penny spent.

20 Sep 2018 16:43:03
People are fed up shelling out when the club don’t. That’s it.

21 Sep 2018 09:15:22
I’ve hardly missed a home game in the last 7 years.
I’m one of the handful who attended raith rovers in the first rounds of the league cup, and the draw with Arbroath in the Scottish cup. But I’m staying away from the EL games because the board have screwed the fans over in this window. They won’t spend the money to get us into the CL, but expect us to spend money now we’re in the EL.

17 Sep 2018 15:57:04
Seen a rumour nick Powell in January.

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17 Sep 2018 17:38:15
@Mally read that over the weekend £5m mentioned as boy in final year of his contract, I believe Celtic looked at him a couple of years ago.
Also what about big Fraser Forster, he is out of the picture at Southampton and also in last year of contract.
Would people like to see him back between the posts at Celtic Park.

17 Sep 2018 20:08:45
Not sure about big fraze coming back Tim and 5mill for a boy in last year doesn't sound very celticy but maybe that's been exaggerated.

18 Sep 2018 11:35:11
Looking at the way Celtic dealt with the last transfer window and the money spent eddy apart l can't see any chance they will spend 5m on a player in Jan. They wouldn't even get players in for the champions league qualification stages for God sake.

18 Sep 2018 13:07:54
We have to hope that the consequences we have suffered by doing nothing has sunk in and we address the situation everybody apart from the board knows exists. Next years CL qualification chances will be decided by what we do in January. If we can get through the EL group it also improves our chances. I think Boyata will be off, Ntcham in the summer so we can’t sit about until it does happen then blame everything on not getting quality in.

18 Sep 2018 19:59:23
I am not bothered about the amount of money the players cost But we were FAR short at the Summer window it was SO clear that we needed new players in some positions that for what ever reason did not happen And l just hope we have learned from that really bad mistake and sort it out now.

16 Sep 2018 14:59:20
Guys I have to disagree with people writing that no one will challenge us. Fact. teams have adopted a certain style this season ( i know only 5 games in ) to combat our attacking style, but if we are being totally honest this has been ongoing since last season where performances either weren't good enough or we lacked creativity to put teams away considering we have the majority of possession in 99% of games domestically.

ED has highlighted this a lot of the time when we were all bumping our gums about the defence, the hard facts were that we did not score as many goals compared to season before and by a fair bit. Our main challenge just now is putting teams away by putting the ball in the net and until we start doing that then teams will continue to do what they are doing and getting results like Friday night's. Personally the 3-4-2-1 doesn't work for me as we end up with Brown and Ntcham taking the ball 5 yards from 3 centre halfs which is limiting the number of players in advanced positions to hurt teams.

Add to that Forrest and Tierney also responsible for defensive work as wing backs for me results in a system that's no suiting us. Hopefully we can find a solution very soon. griff and French eddy up top for starters would help.

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16 Sep 2018 15:54:57
I have said many many times in here when people have a go at the defence that's not our main issue.
Our main issue is our attacking play, we do not vary it enough and now we have no physical presence either.
We have forrest on 1 side while playing well crossing is not a strong point.
We have lost our partnership of KT/ Sinclair on other side.
Eddy is clearly not a penalty box striker but like Samaras likes grass to run into.

When teams pack it like St. Mirren do we struggle to find a way at times.

BR said on International weeks he likes to reflect and think, well I not on his level obv but our set pieces are poor why not try some new things.

Why not try another way of breaking teams down, if it means long ball so be it (not all the time obv) .

Why do we need 16 passes to cross the half way line?

When a team attacks us let's turn it over quickly and counter attack, also why not LET teams attack us sometimes as we can be lethal on the break and team in the SPFL can't cope with us when we have space to run into (see sevco game) .

When teams have set piece against us (yes ok defend properly) but why not set up to have players in counter attack positions.

Look at Liverpool they are always ready to pounce, why can't we?

We would rather make 20 passes before we do and by then opposition team is all behind the ball its not rocket science that's its more difficult to score cos of this.

16 Sep 2018 16:11:19
Agreed. definitely need 2 up front with the way teams are sitting in against us.

16 Sep 2018 17:14:00
Going to be difficult to play 2 up front over an extended period as we only have 2 strikers.

16 Sep 2018 17:49:38
Why don’t they try and sign an experienced centre forward who is a free agent, might be good support to eddy and Griffiths, sure their must be at least one or two out there.

16 Sep 2018 20:59:00
I would like to see a 4-3-3, with Sinclair getting a run as a left wing forward, and agree I'd like a good penalty box striker, who can header the ball, maybe not Rodgers style (and although I'm not comparing us to Barcelona, but it's sometimes a bit pass pass pass like they were at times) , a ball into a big man could give us something different. Not sure what free agents would be about and don't want another Carlton Cole, but a big rough em up type guy would often help. Is John Hartson not up for a return?

16 Sep 2018 21:01:00
If we take long shots from the likes of Rogic and Ntcham players like Griffiths and Forrest should be on the keeper immediately I'm case he spills it. That pressure would surely pay off.

17 Sep 2018 15:19:58
I hope B R brings in Rayman99 and Henrik's Tongue to work with the first team squad, the day before every match . Celtic might win as many SPL titles as Liverpool have won EPL titles.

17 Sep 2018 18:12:24
Surely we can offer contracts to Sako and Traore until the end of the season. Something different to what we have and freshen things up a bit. Traore being the target man option as he's 6ft 8" and may be what we need for set pieces. Sako offering height width and pace. Both would have a field day in our league. Agree with DesH as much as it would be ideal to play 2 up front we are an injury away from a crisis which would make more sense to sign up a free agent CF as cover until the end of the season while we decide on who to go for.

17 Sep 2018 18:48:41
Your right chris we could help with coaching lol while u could coach them on how the refs are all biased against us.
I wonder which one the players would appreciate more.
Get back in your DeLorean car mate.

17 Sep 2018 22:08:12
Look at Liverpool? Why?

Finalists in Champions League and then went on to spend £168m.

And you wonder why we can't counterattack like they can.

A grip needs to be gotten.

we will win the league - I have no doubts - we have a far better squad than everyone. True they are chaning their style to combat ot stregnths - but Hearts will get beat by St Mirren, Hibs got beast by Livi., Aberdeen will get beat by everyone - and ragers had their worst start in how many years.

we aren't invincible - but we are far better than the rest of the pile - frustrated by lack of transfer activity - especially in defence - yes defence. But we still are better than all before us.

Depresssed we didn't see the warning signs and stregnthen to ensure continued run in the cl but that's life. don't expect much this year in EL - but Im hoping Lawwell will see what not spending does to the bottom line and invest for success,

18 Sep 2018 17:41:14
Rayman, you know as little about me, as you know about Celtic .
It doesn't seem to hinder you posting about either .
For future reference I don't want to be associated with you as mate.

14 Sep 2018 18:30:32

Celtic XI v St Mirren: Gordon; Ajer, Boyata, Benkovic, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Forrest, Rogic, McGregor, Edouard.

Subs: Bain, Griffiths, Sinclair, Christie, Lustig, Johnston, Mulumbu.

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14 Sep 2018 18:54:10
Ajer RB Ed?

{Ed007's Note - Looks like it, Shug.}

15 Sep 2018 00:00:15
Unusual place to put him. It's not like he's quick.
How did he do?

14 Sep 2018 13:50:33
The griff signs a four year deal.

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14 Sep 2018 16:20:57
Great news brilliant servant with a great attitude.

14 Sep 2018 17:47:08
Great news. Top player, striker and good guy.

15 Sep 2018 14:59:13
4 year deal for an injury prone striker, a bit baffling for me.

10 Sep 2018 10:53:50
I see Gabby Agbonlahor has issued a come and get me plea to Celtic, would anybody be happy with him as back up to French Eddy and Griff?

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10 Sep 2018 11:51:52
Not for me. Over weight no pre season. Go with what we have till January.

10 Sep 2018 12:53:01
On a pay as u play deal why not.

10 Sep 2018 13:04:44
Because he’s rubbish Madyin.

10 Sep 2018 14:01:26
Charlton cole comes to mind.

10 Sep 2018 14:06:55
Carlton even.

10 Sep 2018 14:24:52
What a song he'd need.

10 Sep 2018 16:19:47
He’s pish and always has been!

10 Sep 2018 17:03:23
From his interview it looked like a man trying his luck.

10 Sep 2018 19:14:24
He looked as if he had given up football to go full time on the pies. Big steak pies. He needs to drop 3st at least.

10 Sep 2018 19:22:28
2 good seasons about 10 years ago. Looks like he may have eaten Carlton Cole.

10 Sep 2018 22:29:58
Kindness will be the death of me^^^.

11 Sep 2018 15:08:44
Put on 2 or 3 pounds and he could be a sumo champion.

13 Sep 2018 22:00:03
Talking of songs Phliphlop, any ideas for Armstrong Okoflex?

06 Sep 2018 00:23:53
On the arzani omission from the squad I'm a bit surprised and not overly concerned . Good few of his peers, youth, have made it. My only thoughs are the lad has probably had the summer of his life on and probably more off the field :) . Couldn't blame him for that. If he has been blowing out his backside in training then it's a bad message to the young lads that have been named that could of lost a place
The rule that I'm aware off is enjoy your time off and come back fit and ready. It's the culture of the club. He isn't in that bracket the manager or club said it. Stories of having a great time at the WC would of been part of his chat when he was introduced ;) that is the way it is. If he is deed on his feet after a few drills then named what message does that convey. I view it as good man management. It would be disrespectful to talented celtic youth that have worked all summer. Remember none of us have seen him properly play in our first 11. He will get game time. Should he walk into the EL squad. No.

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06 Sep 2018 09:53:57
He's had a WC and no pre-season, that's the long and short of it. This EL squad is only for the next 2 months so he'll be firing on all cylinders by then.

06 Sep 2018 12:27:29
Exactly Kevin BR already stated he wouldn't be ready for a few months. Not surprised by this at all really. No need to look for any additional drama. . There isn't any.

{Ed007's Note - I said when we signed him that it would be a while before we seen Arzani near the first team squad simply because of what Warren Joyce (Melbourne City manager) and John van’t Schip (Ex-Melbourne City and Arzani's mentor at the club) said about him.
Both of them pointed out that Arzani has picked up bad habits, he needs to work on his fitness and get to a level where he will be able to play for 90 mins.
I never understood the posters who said he would go straight into the first-team squad and I certainly don't understand why some thought he would be in the EL squad.
Remember it took Rogic nearly 2 years to get up to speed.}

06 Sep 2018 14:43:26
aye it wasn't really till Rogics 4th season he burst on the scene but then again we own Rogic.

I can't see this guy being ready in one season.

06 Sep 2018 17:27:28
He'll b ready in time to go bk to citeh, lol.

06 Sep 2018 20:18:30
You could even argue big tam still isn't fully up to speed (90mins) . Any news on his fitness? Last I read was from an Aussie coach saying he is needing injections for a knee problem then a few days after the game to rest. The knee problem is also having a knock on effect with his hamstring. Is he needing an operation then or just rest and a physio?

06 Sep 2018 21:46:09
There is loads of time for him, even if he gets into the match day squad and is used as a sub during the EL run.
He can always be added to the squad afer the group stage if he deserves it.

07 Sep 2018 21:14:13
The worse thing Brendan can do is rush Arzani into first team before he is ready . We are not exactly short of players for his position &! so we can work on him in training preparing him to change his style to suit our more active and hard working than he would be used to in Australia . I expect to see him featuring quite a bit from after the January break.

08 Sep 2018 18:45:31
As far as I know there isn't a limit on the number of home trained players on the "B" list, Arzani doesn't qualify for that list but players like Henderson does.

10 Sep 2018 16:37:25
What were the details of the deal? Do we have first option or is he due to go to man city after his loan ends?

02 Sep 2018 10:46:17

Celtic XI v TRIFC: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Ajer, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Forrest, Rogic, McGregor; Edouard.

Subs: Bain, Griffiths, Sinclair, Gamboa, Christie, Benkovic, Kouassi

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01 Sep 2018 16:29:02
Dont want to be bombarding you today Ed, but do you know if we have add ons with the dembele deal?

{Ed002's Note - The transfer has not been submitted to the TMS yet so I can't say at this time.}

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01 Sep 2018 17:31:11
As with most transfers, it’s a complex mix of factors.
Celtic will receive about 10% now and about 65% over 5 years in installments.
This is pretty standard stuff.

But the rest of the fee, about 25% of the total figure quoted, will be in clauses, add-ons and other fees.


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