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24 Jul 2017 14:57:07
marseille in talks with celtic for dembele.

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24 Jul 2017 16:27:00
I don't think they are.

24 Jul 2017 16:59:24
I take every thing that comes out of sky with a pinch of salt! Marseille were over playing the tribute act and they just jumped into paradise on Saturday nite on the way to the airport for a chat about MB! Bit to convenient for ma liking!

{Ed007's Note - I posted a couple of weeks ago that Marseille would be approaching Celtic about Dembele after they lost out on Giroud. At some point over the past week Celtic and Marseille held a follow up exploratory discussions to try and figure out the viability of anything happening regarding a Dembele transfer, no actual fee was discussed so I'm assuming the price is still the same as Chelsea were quoted.
Andoni Zubizarreta was there and it is because of the situation with Bacca at Milan they have moved things forward regarding Dembele. These talks could force Milan to change their strange stance regarding Bacca.}

24 Jul 2017 18:58:28
It was inevitable that he would move on at some point but it highlights how well nigh impossible it is for us to build and keep a great Celtic side - even when we have a top class manager. If he does go to France (hopefully after the CL quals) the cost of any decent replacement will be over inflated because we have cash in the bank, but my biggest concern would be the exit door opening for other top players like Armstrong, KT and others if the price is right?
Before the season I had resigned myself to losing Roberts and probably Dembele - but any more would be tragic.

24 Jul 2017 18:50:50
Are Milan not wanting to part with a target of Marsillia and to get that target they are now putting MD on their list instead?

{Ed007's Note - Marseille will have a list of strikers they're interested in, Giroud was one, Dembele and Bacca at Milan will be on it too. With Giroud now seemingly staying at Arsenal, Marseille and Bacca have agreed the personal terms of a contract but Milan general manager Marco Fassone wants to sell the player now and not in a years time after a year on loan in France.
If Bacca doesn't move to Marseille - Lazio have now shown interest - they will push on further with the interest in Dembele. These transfers are a complicated business at this level and there will be plenty of shady folk sniffing around trying to make quick buck off Dembele but as I said unless there is guarantees made regarding playing time Dembele is more than happy to stay at Celtic regardless of the millions dangled in front of him.}

24 Jul 2017 19:44:12
Cheers for the info ED. thought it all seemed a bit convenient that Marseille just happened to pop in for a chat after playing the deluded! Lol. would find Marseille a strange move for dembele if I'm being honest, no doubt they'r a big club but they've struggled the past few years! I know they'r supposed to be getting heavily invested in but just thought moussa would end up at one of the top teams! Like u said but If they promise him game time maybe he sees that as his next step to the top!

{Ed007's Note - They're not in the CL either so hopefully we qualify and that helps Dembele make the right decision.}

24 Jul 2017 21:19:46
I think he will stay another year I hope we get CH before next qualifying round I hope we get there. Cause I think we definitely need one.

{Ed007's Note - I can't argue with that, Rich.}

24 Jul 2017 22:29:48
Have u heard anything possible targets ED?

{Ed007's Note - Lens are sitting on bids from us and and Lille for Duverne but are fighting to hold onto the player and talks with Caulker are ongoing. It's not much mate, sorry.}

24 Jul 2017 22:49:40
Here that's more than I've heard thanks ED here's hoping we sign CH soon cheers mate.

{Ed007's Note - (yes)

25 Jul 2017 09:43:50
Sorry guys but who is CH? New to the forum.

25 Jul 2017 23:02:56
I take it that means they've phoned to ask if we'll sell him.

24 Jul 2017 12:11:50
Banned from Sunderland now and thistle away bloody joke.

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24 Jul 2017 22:46:04
Feel for you welsbhoy. Am disgusted at it. Loyal support, can't help but feel they don't give a **** mate.

24 Jul 2017 23:33:36
Another negative post from Bigmick, your word to describe our support gives you away. Trot off back to the gullibles page and discuss how you're going to secure 3rd place this season you're getting boring.

26 Jul 2017 11:06:59
No its not Welshbhoy. Stop letting off flairs and bringing in stupid banners. All big bhoys up till now. Now all squeeling about how unfair it is. You keep on protesting its nothing to do with you. If so stop complainig about the club and start sorting out the GB.

23 Jul 2017 16:48:03
With the rumours that Armstrong is maybe leaving a decent shout at a replacement imo is Wesley Sniejder. Just left Galatasaray and just turned 33. Talk that he wants to return to Holland but maybe worth a punt. FC Utrecht rumoured to want him. Would be our new lubo! Plenty quality, nae pace haha! HH.

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23 Jul 2017 17:48:37
Wages would be ridiculous.

23 Jul 2017 17:58:23
Smacks of a retirement plan to me. He's well past his best and I doubt he still has the desire he once did.

23 Jul 2017 18:26:30
I think we have players currently at the club more than capable of taking Armstrongs place should he leave.

23 Jul 2017 18:41:51
We don't need him.

23 Jul 2017 19:40:42
Even if Armstrong leaves there are plenty of other players already here that can fill in for him.
I would like to see another LB for cover after Izzy left and a Striker and CB. If Jozo get injured our back 2 will be Erik and young Ajer.

23 Jul 2017 20:03:51
We've already got a replacement with the bhoy far Manchester city.

23 Jul 2017 20:27:17
I can only see us trying to get a centre half and hopefully a guy to play wide right.

24 Jul 2017 13:04:49
We need an LB CB and I'd like another striker.

24 Jul 2017 19:30:12
Spot on kev. it's the back line that concerns me hugely. It's not being negative, but the more time goes by the more worrying it becomes, as we are no where good enough at the back for group stage champions league. Simple.

22 Jul 2017 23:04:47
Ed, are there any developments on the Caulker rumours? Do you think we'll take a chance on the lad? HH.

{Ed007's Note - I heard there's further talks planned for this week.}

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23 Jul 2017 00:05:10
How did we let that Alves guy slip through our fingers, everyone is saying he is really good,

23 Jul 2017 00:57:44
Haaaaaaaa, high five.

23 Jul 2017 13:36:45
We are on to slim pickings for Wednesday defence we only have 4 fit defenders and no first team back ups if we did bring someone in they won't be fit enough to be on bench they 4 will need to tread carefully now.

{Ed007's Note - 4, Rich? Lustig, Sviatchenko, Simunovic, Tierney and Ajer on the bench, or play Ralston at RB and move Lustig in to the middle instead of Erik. I'd be surprised if Rodgers went with 3 at the back again as I think Rosenborg are a bigger threat than Linfield though I don't think they will cause us too many problems and we should comfortably get past them with a couple of goals to spare.}

23 Jul 2017 13:58:15
Two young bhoys not tested at CL level I think he will go with 4 at the back but as u said the way sviatchenko is playing he mite go with Ralston that could be a shout I don't think we should underestimate Rosenberg BR won't but we definitely need a good first leg to give us a chance due to away form in CL games.

{Ed007's Note - But would you consider Rosenborg CL level? Just because it's a CL tie it's not really CL level imo. For me CL Level is playing against a team that regularly qualifies for it and that's been a while for the Norwegians, didn't they lose to St Johnstone a couple of years ago in the EL and APOEL knocked them out of the CL at this stage last season.
Ajer could have strolled the Linfield game and you wouldn't call them CL Level plus Ajer knows the Norwegian game and knows Rosenborg who I would say aren't any better than Aberdeen and that's me being kind. This Rosenborg team are nowhere near the teams they've had in the past and yes it'll be a tricky away leg but I expect us to win both legs quite comfortably.
If we lose you'll find me in a cave down the Fairhill burn with no wi-fi :)

23 Jul 2017 14:52:02
We've got to try ajer at some point in a competitive game why not rosenberg.

23 Jul 2017 14:39:20
Lmao ed doon the fairhill burn, watch oot fir the burnt oot motors n shopping trolleys.

{Ed007's Note - Sounds like you know it well lol}

23 Jul 2017 14:53:27
Well let's hope it doesn't come to that ED haha so do u think this Caulker discussion may turn to a deal being done or not?

{Ed007's Note - I think it depends on how Caulker feels in himself and about moving up here. There's definitely a chance of a deal.}

23 Jul 2017 15:02:32
How do we find out a player is CL level without playing him?

23 Jul 2017 17:09:33
Rosenborg may not be as good as they were but they are still the Norwegian champs. Molde beat us home and away less than 2 years ago so there are some decent teams/ players in that league. We should win but I don't think it will be easy especially with no GB and being at home first is always a dodgy. I'd be delighted with 2-0 on Wednesday night.

{Ed007's Note - I'd be happy with that.}

23 Jul 2017 17:32:38
was it just my eyes or did broonie drop into left cb in the linfield game?

just went they pressed - which wasn't very often.

Maybe we will do that again - he's not a cb but he has a calm head and we have an abundance of midfielders.

I am a little nervous of Rosenberg - they were regular qualifiers a few years ago and they will know everyone of our players weaknesses.

Clean sheet at home is essential.

23 Jul 2017 21:50:09
is that your usual dogging spot ed? lol.

23 Jul 2017 22:03:11
I thought Rosenberg was the last round, but no there is another and all difficult options.

23 Jul 2017 22:22:17
Brown often drops back to cover positions across the back four either when we are forward or the opposition is stretching the play, but he is never a CB.

I'm a bit nervous about Rosenborg also especially this early in the qualifiers. I remember Brattbak haunting us a few years ago. they may not be the team they were but there won't be too much between them and the teams we could face in the next round, so if we come through this one we can be confident.

23 Jul 2017 23:10:55
There are far better teams than Rosenborg that we could play next, namely Legia Warsaw!

Along with ourselves you have Olympiakos, Copenhagen, Salzburg and Ludogorets who would be seeded in the play off round, should we all win. We need 2 of those teams to lose in order to avoid a potential tie with Legia. Salzburg most likely to lose to Rijeka.

24 Jul 2017 11:22:09
APOEL were 2-1 down and scored 3 goals in stoppage time at home to put them out. Wasn't a the walk in the park you suggest ED. I'm confident of going through but we need a good result to nothing on Weds.

{Ed007's Note - I didn't say it was a walk in the park, I said APOEL put them out and we are a far better team than APOEL.}

24 Jul 2017 15:49:05
I know brown drops back regularly when one of the cds go forward. and I know he isn't a cd but we weren't playing with 3 the other night and he dropped back whenever they pressed. on quite a few occasions in the second half I recall - more often than him thinking "ill cover that spot" more like a tactic from the outset from BR.

which shows either this is something they are working on to have brown in there in these games - or more worrying - we don't have the right person for that position so relying on brown for cover as we have cover in midfield.

20 Jul 2017 23:43:40
Anyone else seen the pic that's been doing the rounds tonight of a guy in a Lyon jacket who was on a flight from Paris to Edinburgh and was apparently accompanied by a Celtic official? If so, who is it? Looks like Rachid Ghezzal but he is now a free agent. Maybe the best jacket he has for the Scottish weather? Right winger so plausible.

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21 Jul 2017 09:47:36
Haven't saw the pic but could be from last weekend and just put up now. Didn't ghezzal reject a contract at Lyon over wage demands.

21 Jul 2017 10:44:00
He apparently wants 85k p/ w, not a chance he's up here to sign for us.

21 Jul 2017 14:33:47
If he's a free agent why would he have a Lyon jacket on?

20 Jul 2017 16:56:46
Was speaking to a mate and was told that the new contract offer to Stuart Armstrong is £15k per week. Now I know that's a lot of money to the working person but in terms of players wages I think that's a low offer . We all know he will get nearly £50k per week in England, but I think he's is worth keeping.
Thoughts?

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20 Jul 2017 17:31:47
Surely Celtic can offer more than 15k a week?, if that's true its pretty poor.

20 Jul 2017 19:32:09
If the club are serious about their ambitions of being a team for CL last 16 and onwards then they need to start acting like it. If what you've heard is true then no wonder he's looking at his options. We can't realistically offer him what EPL clubs will but a technically excellent, intelligent 20 goal-a-season CM should be expecting much more than that. Like I said, that's IF your info is correct.

20 Jul 2017 19:34:17
No way will anybody know how much he is offered unless he knows the boy himself or his agent.

20 Jul 2017 20:00:23
Sure may be able to advise but I came across a red top which claims to show our wage structure for some players. Seemed a bit questionable at best.

20 Jul 2017 20:39:29
problem is lawwell and br probably recon they CAN get a young technically excellent, intelligent 20 goal-a-season CM for £15k pw, in fact we probably have a few in the youth set up on far less than that and also recent signing look good,

not saying I want him to go but just imagining what's going on in lawwells head.

20 Jul 2017 20:45:53
20 players moved out with upwards of 60 grand a week removed from the wage bill, I would be seriously annoyed if we lost him for the sake of an extra 5 grand a week.

20 Jul 2017 21:47:50
My mate tells me his mate told him his other mate, who hates the first mate, but, doesn't everybody? Anyway, he said that no way is Armstrong on £15k a week. And he should know because his mates, mates, best mate, who also hated that mate that everybody hates, told him it was gospel, from a mate, so it must be true.

Fact!

21 Jul 2017 11:14:03
At any club, one of the top performers deserves to be one of the highest paid. It's as simple as that really. If there was somebody at work doing less than me, but coming out with more, I'd be pretty miffed and would probably look elsewhere. Ed007 said that he only wanted a two year deal, if that's the case just give him a two year deal and sell him next summer, should he wish to leave/ and extension can't be agreed.

{Ed007's Note - A 2 year extension it was which would have meant he had a 3 year contract.}

21 Jul 2017 13:12:11
If Armstrong went to Southampton and they paid £8mill for him he could expect £35k-£40k. Don't assume everyone is on £70k a week. Harry Kane at Spurs is on £80k, fact. He is one of Europe top strikers but Spurs don't pay big big wages. At Southampton, Bournemouth type club he won't get any more than £45k tops. If he goes as a free next season he will get more as no transfer fee. Best we will get would be £8mill. If he does not sign in next 2 weeks he has to go but not sure what interest there really is for him?

21 Jul 2017 13:46:46
Correct Johnnymac. Yes there are some players in the EPL on huge amounts, but the avaerage salary is not as high as a lot of people think i reckon (ie paddy roberts supposedly on 70k a week! Lol) . The average is actually around 45k a week i believe. Higher than our average, but not astranomical.

21 Jul 2017 14:07:47
I think that maybe BR had decided to let SA go last season in his mind and has recruited accordingly. The bonus of SA having a fantastic season has only increased his sell on value. If you really want a player you make sure you keep them and don't let things drag on. SA stated he wanted to stay and BR stated he wants to keep him. If this was the case deal would have been done by now imo. Maybe SA feels that he might not start as much this season down to new recruits as our midfield is our strongest area? I would like SA to stay as he is a terrific footballer and will only get better, if he goes I wish him well.

21 Jul 2017 21:47:37
Jesus, I thought we were more advanced to believe and discuss any particular offer Celtic have made to a particular player . I thought we all knew that Celtic, player and agent treat these things completely confidentially.

20 Jul 2017 16:19:44
Another 3 charges from UEFA.

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20 Jul 2017 16:43:48
2 of these weren't fan related. One was for the warm up bibs being against regulations and stairways blocked.

20 Jul 2017 16:51:45
i think the banners taking away attention from the song book. which i suspected us to get done for.

20 Jul 2017 17:12:01
UEFA fine you for leaving a skid mark on your toilet yet the SFA can let someone away with blantent cheating through financial doping for over a decade?

20 Jul 2017 17:45:03
As the banner said a few years ago F. UEFA, just another corrupt organisation like their big brother FIFA.

20 Jul 2017 18:25:34
What did the banner say?

20 Jul 2017 18:54:40
It didn't say anything, but it spoke volumes.

20 Jul 2017 21:01:15
Undefeated army.

21 Jul 2017 01:51:35
Down with this sort of thing :)

{Ed007's Note - What's done is done, time to move on from this and leave the past behind. The game was won on the pitch, did the banner make our players run faster, we'd have won without the banner.... STATE AID!!!!!! VATICAN JESUIT OPUS DEI YNWA!! BONFIRE!!}

21 Jul 2017 10:58:52
If only the ones putting up the banners would move on,

20 Jul 2017 11:39:40
All the best to Izzy looks like he is joining Al-Fayha for £1.25m. Been a good servant to the Club and never once complained with KT took his place instead he gave him advice. A guy who will always be welcome back at CP.

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20 Jul 2017 11:50:50
Absolute gentleman, great player for Celtic and someone I will be very sad to see leave. I would have kept him as back-up as I think replacing him with someone as good will be a tough ask without spending silly money.
I wish him all the best, and as you say Stan, always welcome back.

20 Jul 2017 12:14:30
Sad to see him leave. One of the good guys. Hope you do well there pal.

20 Jul 2017 18:32:45
. and with that extra lolly, or net spend on transfers is about 50p bymy reckoning. I wish I was Peter Lawwell's, but then again if I was, like I do with my wages each month. I would spend like a mentalist and speculate to accumulate rather than just accumulate profits.

20 Jul 2017 19:35:46
Good luck to Izzy, Hope he gets on well.

20 Jul 2017 22:51:42
I suppose all good things come to an end. will be sad to see him leave but can understand that he wants first team footnall. Izzy is and always will be an Invincible. Wish him all the best for the future.

19 Jul 2017 18:45:22
Celtic XI v Linfield: Gordon; Lustig, Simunovic, Tierney; Brown, Forrest, McGregor, Ntcham, Sinclair, Rogic, Dembele;

Subs: De Vries, Bitton, Armstrong, Hayes, Benyu, Sviatchenko, Kouassi.

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19 Jul 2017 18:57:07
A very attacking team.

{Ed007's Note - It looks like a 3-2-4-1 to me........?}

19 Jul 2017 19:07:47
Armstrong on the bench, Glad Ntcham is starting and I hope young Benyu gets on.
Also thought young Ajer would have made the bench instead of Erik.

19 Jul 2017 19:09:01
No Armstrong. Very telling.

19 Jul 2017 20:35:58
BR sending out a message, not to mess him and club about. possibly.

19 Jul 2017 22:28:48
Glad the consensus is that Ntcham is the right stuff, and that Benyu looked graceful too (never saw the match) . I'd also like to be hearing about Kouassi after the friendly at the weekend. But sounds like a fair midweek outing.

20 Jul 2017 09:59:56
watched the 2nd half, not that they attacked much, but was brown playing centre back?

20 Jul 2017 13:41:31
Young Benyu will be a first team pick in no time. He is absolute class. Also like to pay tribute to wee Izzy who gave his all every game and I wish him all the best. He will always be loved by us.

19 Jul 2017 18:17:40
According to the daily Ranker PL is going to step down from the SPFL Board and going for election for the SFA board instead If so what will that be for Celtic point of view?

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