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Where from: Isle of Wight

Favourite player: Roy aitken

Best team moment: Seville

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13 Apr 2017 09:27:27
I see we are being linked to sunderlands Borini, any thoughts on this bhoys? I have not seen anything of him.
I expect the Scottish press will link us with everyone until the close of the transfer window. Any truth in this one?

Island celt

1.) 13 Apr 2017 13:53:35
I think hed do well up here a bit lije sinclair has lost his way but imo hed score goals.

2.) 13 Apr 2017 17:53:36
i know this will get shot down and Sheffield Wednesday have a game tomorrow but i saw Garry Hooper today going through Lennoxtown.

3.) 14 Apr 2017 01:25:12
he was up at a funeral.

4.) 14 Apr 2017 08:08:38
I think there is better options than Borini, but I think we should be looking at players who have a bit more experience in Europe, id be looking into leagues with a lot of time for wingers like the Portuguese league or Dutch league. Not saying Borini wouldn't be a good signing just think there's a more wide variety of options for that sort of price.

5.) 14 Apr 2017 09:19:20
Like Sinclair I think borinis best days were playing under br at Swansea
Cheap journalists though
Links this summer will be borini routledge allen vorm
One name I'd love at Celtic is sigurdson if Swansea go down I think it could happen depending on what prem clubs are interested.

{Ed001's Note - Sigurdsson has made it known he wants out of Swansea.}

6.) 14 Apr 2017 09:29:47
Never really happened at spurs for him but I think he's the type of player Celtic should be looking at this close season
Not sure what sort of financial package would be required mind you but would expect around the same as what Sinclair is on.

7.) 14 Apr 2017 12:16:10
Swansea will want about 100 million dollars so can't see it. Some player though, he would be immense!

8.) 14 Apr 2017 22:37:42
borini is a plate of mince to my mums tatties.



24 Mar 2017 06:39:25
Anyone know when Rogic is due back?

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1.) 24 Mar 2017 12:12:02
I was just thinking the same thing, I hope Brendan and the coaching staff have arranged a friendly or a devolopment match or two to get him playing again.
If he makes the semi final, I have a good feeling as he will want to atone for that penalty miss last year (bl00dy Hampden pitch)
I would even have a bet on him scoring hail hail.

2.) 24 Mar 2017 15:05:33
When he started back training the gaffer said he was 4 weeks away.
Think that was 2 weeks ago.



26 Jan 2017 18:29:07
A lot of talk regarding Gordon

Here is a question:
Gordon or Douglas?

Myself- Gordon

Island celt

1.) 26 Jan 2017 19:08:56
Douglas as in Rab Douglas?
I don't think that's even a debate.

2.) 26 Jan 2017 19:30:54
Douglas a bit old now at least Gordon has a year or two left?

3.) 26 Jan 2017 20:04:27
Not even debateable, Douglas was a horrible keeper

4.) 26 Jan 2017 20:16:25
Douglas was up there with Carl Muggleton. Cost us a UEFA Cup in my opinion. Not a big fan of Gordon but Douglas makes him look like Peter Schmeichel. Pity we didn't have Forster in nets against Porto.

5.) 26 Jan 2017 20:29:15
I'd take Ian Andrews purely for his Tennets Sixes performance ahead of Douglas

6.) 26 Jan 2017 21:48:37
Big rab was hopeless

7.) 26 Jan 2017 22:39:29
Douglas was good at the time. Gordon or de vries is more apt and it's Gordon every time.

8.) 26 Jan 2017 23:33:53
I always felt big Rab was by far the weak link back in the day.
We have never been blessed with solid keepers until the holy goals and big fraz.

A great celt but I never rated packie either.



10 Jan 2017 23:46:55
Everton and Man Utd agree a fee for schneiderlin (?)

Does this means James Mc is surplus to requirements?

Does the signing of the Ivory Coast lad mean we won't be interested in him?

Is James Mc a Brendan Rodgers target or was this all just speculation?

Island celt

1.) 11 Jan 2017 01:51:37
This town ain't big enough for the both of um

2.) 11 Jan 2017 08:50:31
In the recent past you wouldn't think rglen, but that's where we've been brain-washed. Brown, McCarthy, Armstrong and Eboue as our CM options, tasty, and why the hell not? 👍

3.) 11 Jan 2017 11:18:09
First time poster always reading site tho I agree Jim y not have brown eboue mc carthy Armstrong competition for places can only b a good thing

4.) 11 Jan 2017 20:05:40
Welcome LB. Whilst having ose 4 CMs would be an improvement, imo, it really isn't unrealistic.

5.) 12 Jan 2017 01:57:31
that reminds me of that sparks song lol.

6.) 12 Jan 2017 07:39:16
Cleverly to Watford is the deal that sees Scheiderlin take his squad place



08 Dec 2016 22:02:40
Have you heard anything regarding Pat Roberts and the possibility of him signing for us?

If we made an offer and city were happy do you reckon he would want to stay?

Island celt

1.) 08 Dec 2016 22:06:04
Would love to see it happen, would not have dreamed of it being a possibility when he signed but if he did, I reckon it would be a massive coup.

2.) 08 Dec 2016 22:35:58
I would imagine Paddy has six months to make B R determined to want to buy him .
The same six months will probably have Manchester City deciding if they want to bring him into their squad, or loaned to another club or loaned again to Celtic or even sold.

3.) 08 Dec 2016 23:48:09
Likewise, think he could be a real quality player after a few seasons under Brendan Rodgers guidance.

4.) 09 Dec 2016 00:20:20
It's panto season so that means the start of the rumours for January. Lookin forward to what skinnybhoy has got info on but if am honest what a really want for Christmas is the return of hoops88.

5.) 09 Dec 2016 07:55:21
After the last window think skinny bhoys still under the bed.

6.) 09 Dec 2016 10:12:32
Sadly I can't see PR being with us for the start of next season whether we want him or not.

7.) 09 Dec 2016 17:35:45
Roberts will end up at some mid table English team sadly IMO. can't see us paying whatever city would be looking for I would imagine at least 8-10 million.

8.) 10 Dec 2016 09:31:51
Don't think there's any chance at all of paddy staying with us! He's said himself that he wants to go back down, and even if he did want to stay we wouldn't pay the fee Man City would be looking for! And IMO he ain't worth 10 million plus! Good wee player but not at that price! And to be fair he's hardly had a sniff this season! Sinclair and Forrest are BR first picks. so for me as much as I like him I just don't think there's any chance he'll be in the hoops next season!

9.) 10 Dec 2016 21:46:12
PR won't be bought off celtic for 10 million as city haven't even paid the full 12 million to fulham so that ruled out. Whether if both parties agree to stay at celtic then i'm not sure what value would be.

10.) 12 Dec 2016 15:01:07
the way he was talking on tuesday night i think the boy wants to return to city and try to make a go of it there, its a shame as i'm a big fan of the man.

11.) 12 Dec 2016 17:50:32
City paid six million up front apparently. the rest was for appearances, league, C. L. Winning caps and trophies. the usual stuff.




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21 May 2017 15:05:08
Just want to say thanks to everyone who contributes on the site.
Lots of different opinions and for me that's what makes it a great read.

One thing I'm sure we can all agree on is that this has been a phenomenonal season for the club. Thanks to everyone involved at the club who has made this one of the most enjoyable seasons for a long time.

Bring on the Scottish cup final

All hail The Invincibles.

Island celt

1.) 21 May 2017 15:36:58
Well said IC,

Not that long ago I was worried about the direction we as a club were going, so much so that I was attending only away games as I was utterly demoralised with our Board. The feeling I have at the moment is similar to when Fergus arrived, Roll With It belting out the tannoy before games and the feel good factor of what was happening spread like wildfire across the stands, There was a plan and a way forward. We are now acting like we are a big club and we have a vision of where we should be and for that i commend the Board. From BR to player recruitment, The hotel plans etc I now feel this is the beginning of something special. An era of dominance. I don't think anyone will fancy coming to Paradise in CL to face this team.

Also share your views regarding the Site even when unable to post recently I still enjoyed reading other peoples views whether i agreed or not. another mans opinion certainly does not make him wrong. The Eds do a fantastic job and I appreciate the work they do.

{Ed007's Note - It's a pleasure mate and thank you both for the kind words.}

2.) 21 May 2017 15:41:59
Ic : as you say, all those who come on to the site make it what it is, however thx to all @ FR for the platform to do so.

On today`s game we looked a bit nervous at times but a change to formation and we were back on track.
The Sheep will not sit back so it will give us the space to go at them .

What a magnificent banner display today, teams around the world must look on with envy.

One for the older fans. Roman in the gloman with a shamrock in my hand.


{Ed007's Note - Thanks, Peter. (yes)

3.) 21 May 2017 16:29:14
Great job by the Ed as he must see some belters that don't get posted! Looking forward to a really good game next Saturday with the Dons going well. The full establishment will be praying we slip up. HH.



16 May 2017 21:33:01
The road to Lisbon bhoys have reached Portsmouth

Looks like they're off to a flyer.

Still time to donate'to this great cause.

Island celt

1.) 17 May 2017 12:26:48
Thought they here cycling . island bhoy.



11 May 2017 18:55:50
Any chance you could post a link to the 'road to lisbon' cycle charity page?

My good pal and fellow 'island celt' is part of the cycle troop - they are cycling all the way to Lisbon for charity. Great cause - children with cancer.

If anyone can help out please make a donation or find the link on Facebook and copy the link to spread the word.

It's sounds like a right epic adventure

Hail hail
Good luck to the cyclists!

Island celt

{Ed007's Note - No probs pal,


Well done to your mate (clap) it is a great cause and I'm sure our fantastic support will help them reach their target.

1.) 11 May 2017 20:39:56
Cheers ed
Really appreciated
I'll let him know your well wishes
100 plus miles a day!

{Ed007's Note - It won't be easy, just think of the chafing 'down there' round the hairy brain! (ouch) I remember someone famous (was it Eddie Izzard?) doing a crazy cycling thing for Comic Relief and him moaning about it.}



06 May 2017 17:16:06
Don't worry about the ticket allocation
Their end will be empty by minute sixty.

Island celt



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?

Island celt

1.) 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.

2.) 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.

3.) 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.

4.) 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.

5.) 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.

6.) 24 Apr 2017 10:22:36
The great di steffano said jinky was the best player in the world, enough said .

7.) 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.

8.) 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.

9.) 24 Apr 2017 16:19:07
Cheers. Bhoys, great posts
And great tributes - RIP Jimmy Johnstone.

10.) 24 Apr 2017 17:27:13
think the only player playing at the moment you compare to jinky would be messi.

11.) 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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17 May 2017 16:47:03
The new 'Paul lambert'

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12 May 2017 17:42:18
LG is a proven 40 goals striker, I would keep him.
At some point the moose will move on and I can't see solanke sticking around if the reports being money motivated are true. There is a risk to keep recruitment continuous and hit the mark. I think keeping LG - who could run riot domestically wouldn't be a good move.

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09 May 2017 20:05:59
Spot on jim tim.

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25 Apr 2017 13:58:45
Hopefully plenty of hoops in the design.

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07 Apr 2017 13:28:50
Maybe both!

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21 May 2017 22:03:30
Hail hail border collie.

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19 May 2017 21:53:38
Great shout Stan
If he stays magic
If he goes let's give the boy the best possible send off - he will remember his time here forever.

What a player. remember we all used to say:
If only we had Lubo as a youngster.

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16 May 2017 06:45:07
Top interview, all the right questions asked, all the right answers provided.

Hail Hail.

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11 May 2017 20:39:56
Cheers ed
Really appreciated
I'll let him know your well wishes
100 plus miles a day!

Island celt

{Ed007's Note - It won't be easy, just think of the chafing 'down there' round the hairy brain! (ouch) I remember someone famous (was it Eddie Izzard?) doing a crazy cycling thing for Comic Relief and him moaning about it.}



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10 May 2017 14:44:52
Amen to that.

Island celt