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26 Jul 2020 10:13:20
Apparently in talks with Toney now.


1.) 26 Jul 2020 13:26:00
I thought he was off to Sevco to replace Morelos.



05 Jun 2020 11:33:42
Gordon talking to St. Mirren. Would have thought Hearts would have been looking at him. Good luck to him. Done a decent job for us.


1.) 06 Jun 2020 22:42:32
Hearts have some serious money issues because of relegation.



03 Apr 2020 23:51:55
UEFA have lifted restrictions in England and Scotland that will allow games to be broadcast at 3pm. Looks like games will be played behind closed doors.


1.) 05 Apr 2020 00:01:36
When? And I don't mean 3pm haha havnt seen anything saying otherwise.

2.) 05 Apr 2020 00:17:54
If it were my decision I just want the season played out any way it can even if it's late. Open doors/ closed doors doesn't matter, let's just win it officially and mathematically. The Sevs can't have any genuine complaint although the most important thing is that we all say safe to celebrate the inevitable. Stay safe bhoys, think of others and be responsible. HH.

3.) 05 Apr 2020 01:27:46
Nothing official from the FAs but its thought this is the first step towards playing games behind closed doors.

4.) 06 Apr 2020 17:08:17
No danger of thus as players union is against it, it’s a contact sport.

5.) 07 Apr 2020 00:23:32
Unions of most work forces are against working just now. Hasn't stopped whiskey bonds, post office, Amazon etc.

6.) 08 Apr 2020 09:54:27
Think a lot if whiskey bonds are making hand sanitizer.

7.) 09 Apr 2020 00:44:35
Yeah I think they are. For some reason the alcohol industry is classed as essential. Says it all really 😂.



26 Jan 2020 14:23:12
Rumour that Monaco have bid for Edouard. We've rejected it apparently.




10 Jan 2020 01:55:30
Rumours of Benkovic plus cash for Ajer. Not sure how I feel about this one.


1.) 10 Jan 2020 08:25:20
Why would we swap a player who is rarely injured for one who is constantly injured.

2.) 10 Jan 2020 08:27:04
No happening we might bring in one or two players permanently and if we need to an experienced one too am thinking that maybe Bayo and griff are there we might only get in loan striker.

3.) 10 Jan 2020 12:01:22
Av said on here before ajer needs to be better imo defending still suspect.

4.) 10 Jan 2020 13:42:57
Agree with that Mally would like to see Elhamed (if we can get him fit) getting a shot beside Jullian and pushing Big Ajer into the midfield to rotate with Broony and Calmac. It would give us a much needed bit of muscle in there.

5.) 10 Jan 2020 14:03:34
Why does a lot of celtic fans want benkovic back?

6.) 10 Jan 2020 15:58:19
Kev, cause he's good. That's it.

7.) 10 Jan 2020 17:56:35
I don't Kev. Was just relaying a rumour I heard. Jury is still out on Ajer for me. Think he still needs time to develop. If we had another decent CB at the club would he play every week?

8.) 10 Jan 2020 21:03:03
Ajer for the height and build of him should be better in the air especially at set pieces, something we are needing.
Benkovik although a good plater may have issues with injuries however waynamas injuries record over the past few years has been pretty dire as well.

9.) 10 Jan 2020 22:01:07
Great player but his fitness is the biggest concern. Already got one Croat sick note on the books who can't be depended on, Although his knee injury against Wigan didn't last long as he was back on the bench against Villa a few days later.




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25 Sep 2020 15:08:13
Poor performance yet again. Taylor is not a wing back. Ntcham, McGregor and Brown can't play in the same midfield. Frimpong should start every time we play 352. Ajeti needs game time to form a partnership with Edouard. First time seeing Duffy live and he looked like a bomb scare against inferior opposition. Hopefully just a one off.


1.) 25 Sep 2020 16:25:32
Just reading that Forrest will miss the game against Hibs due to bruising on his ankle. Now here’s the problem, Lennon saying it is bruised and tender And he’s had it for a couple weeks so why play him, poor management and not acceptable.

2.) 25 Sep 2020 18:11:29
NL insists on fitting certain players in the squad regardless of how it impacts the shape Oldkilly.



16 Sep 2020 00:44:28
Strange one with Stokes- left Livi as he couldn't train on the plastic pitch?


1.) 16 Sep 2020 10:26:52
Bubs, I could be way off the mark but I suspect there's more to it than that. Stokes is his own worst enemy off the pitch. HH.

2.) 16 Sep 2020 10:49:56
suppose to have been on the piss before matches and not putting in the graft at training from what iv herd could be wrong.

3.) 16 Sep 2020 10:58:31
someone from livi came out and basically said he couldn't handle the fitness programme he was on.

4.) 16 Sep 2020 11:00:26
What a shame, he was such a talent and him and hooper did the business for us on many occasions.

5.) 16 Sep 2020 11:36:05
Tell him we'll sign him if he wants to play on grass and that he's a LB.

6.) 16 Sep 2020 11:36:25
Tbf I would still be on the piss after that cup final he snatched away from the currants now to lol . On a serious note it is a waiste of talent .

7.) 16 Sep 2020 11:45:38
Yeah it looks like he wasn't prepared to put the effort into getting fit and they've used the pitch as an excuse to save any embarrassment. Find it hard to believe he's only 32. Looked about 40 for about 10 years 🤣.



13 Sep 2020 15:38:59
only watched some highlights of the game yesterday but for a 5 nil game we still looked ropey at the back. Barkas made some fine saves but still doesn't look to be organising the defence in front of him. Jullien all over the place yet again. Hopefully just rusty as not played 352 in a while. One positive is Ajeti. Looks like he will score plenty.


1.) 13 Sep 2020 16:45:06
I think it will take Barakas a little time to jel another couple of games playing with the same defence should do it I think but he showed he is a good keeper just have to get a understanding with the rest of the defence.

2.) 13 Sep 2020 17:01:10
Still don't see the point of playing three at the back, it seems to introduce a nervousness that permeates its way through the whole side, why not go back to basics and play a settled and regular back four, concentrate on getting the defence sorted,352 is meant to be more attacking, think someone said, but I think it's madness, . When a team like Ross County can hit the woodwork more than once and bring out good saves in Barkas, it only highlights the insanity of persisting with a system that any half decent team will tear apart.

3.) 13 Sep 2020 17:14:28
That was the first time that defense has played together and I agree we had some anxious moments - especially in the first half, when the whole team were dealing with the new formation and responsibilities.
However, Barkas did very well when called upon and with the help of a post or two deserved his clean sheet.
Jullien has been having a shaky start to the season, but Duffy will help stabilize the defense after a few games. Ajer (great player) is in the wrong position and that must be obvious to all.
County actually played very well; so when you come away with a 5-0 at a very tight ground, knowing Celtic can actually play even better and improve their defensive organisation and maybe add a left sided CB ; then it's got to go down as a massive result.

4.) 13 Sep 2020 17:39:38
If we can get back playing like we did after the winter break playing the 3-5-2 Celtic will be fine because no one will get near us.
But I can see where Aindoh is coming from.
Why take the chance and leave ourselves exposed to better teams.
Lennon could play his old system 4-4-2 but it would need to be without Brown for that formation to succeed.

5.) 13 Sep 2020 20:11:12
Great post celtic mad hh.

6.) 14 Sep 2020 00:27:44
Aindoh the 352 worked really well last season. Considering most teams we play park the bus its an attacking formation we need.



28 Aug 2020 01:07:47
I see Bologna have made a bid of 1.5m for Hickey. Surely a no brainer for that type of fee - go get him Celtic.


1.) 28 Aug 2020 07:17:45
We need better than hickey.

2.) 28 Aug 2020 07:51:03
Hickey is a project
He wants to play

He isn't ready

He will accept not playing in Italy or Germany
At Celtic hed expect to play and I for one wouldn't want him in 1st team at the moment.

3.) 28 Aug 2020 08:52:20
Hickey can come in and challenge Taylor for the spot. He has massive potential and could be the next KT who broke in at a young age. I'd much rather we signed a young, hungry Scottish player than an overpriced foreign based player like Boli.

4.) 28 Aug 2020 09:59:05
Don’t really get this “not ready” nonsense. ANYONE who signs for us has to earn a starting slot on merit. Bigger problem is a large proportion of our signing never seem to get the chance which then leaves you wondering why they were bought!
Projects should cost a couple of hundred grand, when you start shelling out over a million, you really should have a good idea of what you’re getting.
I get it that not every signing work for a variety of reasons but the money we spend/ waste could and should be better used.

5.) 28 Aug 2020 10:03:23
With NL talking about clearing out and re-building then why not get him into the first team squad. He's got SPL experience and with 5 subs eligible he could play a part - even if it's only from 63 mins!

6.) 28 Aug 2020 15:34:26
We have a 30% sell on clause on Hickey, when we sold him, so could bid £2 million and get him for just over £1.5 million.



27 Aug 2020 00:57:34
Anyone who think a club of our size shouldn't have to play so many qualifiers should think again. Our level is now the Europa but I wouldn't even be confident qualifying for that the way we have started this season.

NL's tactics, selection, substitutions and game management are severly lacking. Only silver linings is Gerrard is exactly the same. Though if I was a Sevco fan I'd fancy my chances this season.

Starting to think the rumour Lubo posted about discontent in the dressing room is true. How can a side thst looked so dominant at the end of last season suddenly look so poor? Guaranteed Edouard leaves now. Who could blame him?


1.) 27 Aug 2020 08:43:08
Why would you not believe me? Why would I make this up? The source is solid and I dnnt make things up . in terms of our captain contradicting NL . that is hardly a surprise. they contradict themselves every week if you listen ( really listen) .

Managing celtic is not easy
Every team needs a philosophy and the best ones are targeting a style and a way of playing. Celtic's press last might 1st half was all wrong and that is about intelligence and a ONE team approach

Let me explain a few things

Ajer wants away
His pal christie wants away ( you think christie didn't advise his dad to run the " come and get me interview"?
Julian's nerves are shredded and he wants away to easier climes
Brown is aware of the surge in negativity towards him and it will bother him. he wants to lay but knows he is limited
NL knows brown's influence and brown has the respect of many 1st team players ( not all ) and so NL is in a bind with that
Ntcham plays to drive his value. when he plays it's not because he wants to stay ( hed be back to france in a heartbeat) he plays to GET HIS MOVE
Forrest has signed a new contract. his inconsistency is the reason he never got his move away plus he never wanted to go anywhere as he is very comfy at Celtic. big wages and a comfy number where he only needs to go at 70%.
Forrest can turn it on when he can be bothered and when its not clicking he can work in lieu of the tricks coming off . but he doesn't and so when he is off it . he is off it and GETS AWAY with a being lazy ( driving useless stats to overstate his effort )
Calmac is an enigma. loved by many many fans ( rightly so ) but can also blow hot and cold and would move but the reality is that he isn't going to change a team.

Moi is very inconsistent and doesn't like the rough and tumble. in a 3 5 2 set up . a real problem to play him

Eddy could become an issue . he is the GREAT HOPE . if he is happy here we have a chance of a turnaround as we need an anchor point . someone we can look too .

It womt be brown or julien or Ajer. it needs to be eddy

We need at least 2 to 3 starter signings

And possibly another to push taylor or even forrest

This is a team that needs to rally and find the strength to come together and move forward as a team

When so many players want a different reality ( a move) they play like they want a move and that can mean being selfish or indeed being half hearted.

A new manager could resolve this but it would need to be high profile . and I can't think of any .

Maybe Eddie Howe

Thus, it'll be the cheque book if NL stays because NL Kennedy and Strachan won't be able to drive the turnaround in attitude and discipline and togetherness

A manager told me about the alleged discontent incidentally.

2.) 27 Aug 2020 09:20:30
Who told u then Lubo? You are quite assured with this info n happy to share all of that n whilst i agree with certain points funnily enough i would like to know the name of your source.

3.) 27 Aug 2020 11:10:18
Why would I give you my source. its a direct family member who is a manager in Scotland and the way the pals network works, a lot of information flows.

See when I report something that's wrong, I will apologise .

I get decent information. nothing more nothing less

I WANT us to succeed. and so does the source.

PL couldn't handle BRs ego
BR thought PL ego and influence was out of control

Our remedy? The ex hibernian manager that nobody wanted. Nkt exactly a hard sell. NL wants to be successful but he is only as good as the skills that he has . his limitations are now being laid bear

I'll say it again. His limitations are being laid besr. I also think that CFC winning the league this year won't be about us winning the sevco head to heads . we are too disinterested. and weak for that particular battle . sevco rightly fancy their chances

Our best bet is consistency beyond sevco and eddy staying ( a motivated eddy ) .

We will be hunted this season. Even SPFL teams don't fewr us and when that happens you need to find a way to slap them down

Theres a about the unbeatable NY Yankees. They believe me they were unbeatable and loved being beyond reach. But then they stopped working and felt all they had to do to win was turn up and participate. Rivals saw weakness and dodnt " see the yankee stripes" when they faced them and beat them badly. Others made the mistake of seeing the yankee stripes and freezing.

The point is that when players believe the hype and stop playing as 1 cohesive unit we invite problems

This could be a problem laiden season

We need to get back to brilliant basics

Poor throw ins
Poor set pieces
Lack of fight and desire in the tackle
Poor in the air
Soft centred
Non purposeful possession
Profligacy in front of goal
Cutting inside and passing ( easier and equates to not taking responsibility) as opposed to making something happen

ALL of this will be our undoing

Brilliant basics and commitment to a cause will be the remedy BUT will arrogance and indifference and ego get in the way

Hail hail.




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19 Sep 2020 14:34:40
Do we know what's up with Edouard?




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04 Sep 2020 18:49:35
UI maybe in case we are trailing in the league?




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02 Sep 2020 08:47:34
Considine 😂😂.




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02 Sep 2020 00:33:32
Or he didn't want to work with Lennon?




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01 Sep 2020 08:47:25
Let me guess Aindoh - Brown?





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25 Sep 2020 20:48:40
The 352 dominated last season with practically the same squad. The problem isn't the formation its NL playing players out of position.




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25 Sep 2020 18:11:29
NL insists on fitting certain players in the squad regardless of how it impacts the shape Oldkilly.




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25 Sep 2020 18:10:07
We have enough overpaid sulky characters in the dressing room without adding another though I get your point. IMO we've never replaced Nakamura.




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25 Sep 2020 16:03:40
Phil I don't disagree with you RE NL but I do when you say change the shape. We battered teams with the 352 last year. We looked just as good as we did during the invincible season. Its a winning formation but not with the personnel NL is selecting.




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25 Sep 2020 15:04:30
We played 4321 at the start of the season and were just as woeful. Forrest doesn't play well when he has to make way for Frimpong on the wing. I wish he'd just chose between Brown or Ntcham, get Christie in the midfield and play Ajeti with Eddie so they can form a partnership.