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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.



20 May 2016 17:16:03
Finally ambition!

Welcome aboard Brenden.

Hail hail

Ps any chance you can lure Suarez as a back up to super Leigh?

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20 Feb 2017 20:52:10
Didn't Ronny Deila say he wanted an artificial pitch and was slated for it?

Island celt

1.) 20 Feb 2017 20:56:57
Caant remember, but your point is?

2.) 20 Feb 2017 21:06:08
Yes he wanted that and a dome over the pitch at Lennoxtown. God bless Ronnie, he was a good guy but not developed enough for us. Being an old firm manager is an experience you will only get in Scotland. You need to be made of some stuff to make it work. We all know, you lose 2 games in a row and it's a major crisis, and the games you win you need to win well. So it came too early for Ronnie, too big a step up. Brendan will get it done and I think with the control he has at the club and supported by DD, he will be with us for a good few years, let's hope so.

3.) 20 Feb 2017 21:21:01
Johny mac old firm?

4.) 20 Feb 2017 21:28:26
The Desso pitch BR wants isn't a fully plastic one. It's a combination of synthetic fibres that are 'injected' deep into the ground and real grass. Players who play on it say it's very good. HH.

5.) 21 Feb 2017 14:07:49
I might be wrong but im sure i read that most desso pitches are only 3% artificial. Doesn't seem much to me.

{Ed007's Note - I had a day off yesterday but reading a bit about these Desso pitches it looks like the artificial fibres are put into the ground and then intertwine with growing grass to anchor the grass blades into the surface

6.) 21 Feb 2017 14:12:37
Ronnie was a puppet, I think he tried but was happy to walk.



20 Feb 2017 20:47:39
I've just watched the Motherwell highlights, it's already been said but that challenge on KT was horrific. Studs up, above the knee absolute shocker.

Can you imagine the uproar if broony had dished one of those out?

Island celt



05 Feb 2017 18:48:59
Watched the game, delighted with the result and the second half performance.

I thought the set up in the first half was a wee bit arrogant and I thought st Johnstone were well in even before they got the equaliser.
The difference with having a striker on was plain to see, although if GMS buried that sitter I think the moose would have stayed on the bench.

Some of the movement was exceptional in the build up play. Moussa second was an immense finish, absolutely top drawer.

The third was sublime play, a left back on the right side of the penalty box playing in a ball like that? Complete class.

For me, every possible attempt must be made to sign Paddy Roberts, with paddy, Sinclair and the moose we have our very own 'trident! '.

Island celt

1.) 05 Feb 2017 19:58:37
Totally agree those three together are top drawer, just wish Roberts would convert more, his assistance and beating opponents is brilliant, just needs sinclairs finishing and he in my eyes would be a complete player, very strong for a wee man, Henderson again is showing impressive signs, the big exposure I found was balls into our box, we are struggling to clear our lines, strange when we have a tall back 4.

2.) 05 Feb 2017 21:14:01
I agree islandcelt, thought the set up was a bit cheeky, i was thinkin maybe our Gaffers getting bored and is up for fannying about for a laugh😆. No matter, he put his serious head on for the 2nd half. Jos a good'un.

3.) 05 Feb 2017 21:19:59
Henderson for me is quality, been saying it for a bit, thought he was excellent today, composed, good touches, range of passing, lovely finish for his goal n he can play. Good engine on him too n would love to see him get a run of games n establish himself.

Dembele just class again, the lustig flick, McGregor back heel n dembele finish could be goal of the season contender.
Paddy Roberts we need to get signed up, pay whatever it takes as he will be a top player I feel, n don't think city would be difficult to deal with.

To push further into being a champions league club we need to get that extra quality, and for me even £6 for Roberts would be great value, city got him for roughly that with add ons written in so £6 would probably be enough.
That forward line of dembele Sinclair rogic n Roberts I've said before is quality, has goals, assists skill speed workrate and power.

We are not far from a really good team for now n the future n hopefully Roberts n a new goal keeper are signed, 2 key positions specially for champions league that extra quality.

4.) 05 Feb 2017 22:03:22
Sviatchenko not that tall turner. Thought we were a bit lost at the back with big jozo not playing.

5.) 05 Feb 2017 23:50:39
He's not midget at 6ft1 yayo, jozo was a miss though.



02 Feb 2017 06:54:30
Enjoyed the game last night, couple of points for me:

Who is this guy boyata we have signed in Jan?
Great movement last night, when Rogic is back we will move up another level he has great vision.

Liam Henderson has a great tough and range of passing.
Solid shifts from the midfield, bitton looking much more direct and confident the last two games.

My concerns:
When PR goes back to city we will lose a serious quality player, forest has done well this year, but doesn't have the same ability to change a game week in week out. For me this position is a future concern.

If moussa goes, and if we receive s £40 mill bid i think we should take it, then we are seriously light up top.

Craig Gordon was untroubled last night, what he did do he did well, I can't help but panic when he has the bell at his feet under pressure.

Teams who press us high up the park seem to have the most success, but so far the back line have coped well.

Great times to be a tim

Hail hail

Island celt

1.) 02 Feb 2017 07:44:13
Agree that Belgian CB we signed in Jan is getting better every game, i hope its no fluke, very impressed with LH when he came on as well, GMS looked lost, hasn't got that raw pace which makes him vulnerable. I'm not getting worried about what if players depart anymore, as long as BR is in charge im optimistic if any of our players go they will do so for the right fee, and that potential successors will already be targeted and agents contacted, and finally just a big shout out to Scott Brown, he plays host socks off every match, his touch, pass, turn and vision are remarkable, joy to have in our team

2.) 02 Feb 2017 08:20:52
We won't receive 40m for dembele and even if we did we would be luck to see 10m invested while the rest goes to the brass at the top like it always does. As far as I'm concerned it will be a lose, lose scenario for us when he leaves.
As for Forrest, I don't buy into this "improvement" tag. He looked good for the first month or 2 of the season and has down nowt for me since. (1 good game in 6 is not good enough and good is as good as you will get with him. never very good. With us missing out on the Nigerian lad and Roberts 99% certain to return south I have serious concerns about that position as well. We should have done more to improve that area when we had the chance in January.
As for Boyata, if he keeps up this form we could save some money on buying another CB in the summer. Looking like the player that had all the potential a few years ago.
We are still short on quite a few positions for me.
We will need a new GK, LB (I fizzy leaves) , probably 2 wingers and someone to rival rogic. If we can keep dembele and Griffiths gets his finger out I don't see the need for another striker.
On another note, I would like to see young ralston and aithcison given some game time between now and end of the season even if it's just for lags 15/ 20mins of games that have already been won.

3.) 02 Feb 2017 08:35:34
Agreed but for 1 point if dembele was sold for 40m we would still only spend 10m max in summer so team would be weakened so keep him for at least another year.

His proformances are still hit and miss so it would be good for him and us.

4.) 02 Feb 2017 09:29:27
Forrest has been ineffective for weeks - as most of us expected the new improved model was short lived.
He needs to be dropped, but when we play with two wingers our wide options are limited so we will have to wait for a striker to get back fit.
Roberts would be a dream signing, but I think it is a dream as I can't see him leaving City - even though he will not get a start and may well end up like Denayer - out and about.
Dembele has obviously been carrying an injury as his form has been very patchy for a while and I really hope he regains those £40m performances - and we haven't missed the chance to cash-in at top price? Personally I would not have minded that kind of deal for a player we had for only six months and was not a king-pin like Tierney.

5.) 02 Feb 2017 12:05:26
Totally agree about forrest been saying it for a while now just has no end product he's scared to take his man on an always cutting inside. Hides behind players an not showing for the ball. Would love roberts to sign but if not we need another player in the mould of sinclair. What a player he is for us and everything down the left is a real threat for us.

6.) 02 Feb 2017 16:35:24
Boyata is certainly a more accomplished player than what he was a year ago as is a few others Well done to BR and the back room team

7.) 02 Feb 2017 16:35:24
Boyata is certainly a more accomplished player than what he was a year ago as is a few others Well done to BR and the back room team

8.) 02 Feb 2017 18:48:38
@Belfast Celt £10m investment would go a long way. Don't understand why you think team would be weakened. Obviously it's a matter of time before Dembele does go and he is going to need replacing



31 Jan 2017 06:58:01
Almost the end of the window and some will be upset with only one signing
Just remember how far this team has come, the way they have gelled under BR has been fantastic. If the current squad is fit I'd expect them to qualify for CL.

January is always poor for attracting the 'right' player, this is compounded with made up stories from the wonderful scottish press (and sky).
Let's focus on the team and not the fact we have 'only' spent £3m on s single player.

We are on for a treble. Let's be patient regarding transfers until the end of the season. Remember we have signed some dross as a last resort, let's not repeat.
Hail Hail

Island celt

1.) 31 Jan 2017 10:25:32

I wouldn't be bothered if we didn't get any more players in during this window.

For the first time in years we have players who can come in and do a job when first team regulars are out. Remember that Dembele, Griffiths, Rogic and Armstrong were missing on Sunday and we beat a team in the top 6 by 4 goals while limiting them to 1 shot on target while resting 2 of our best back 4 (Lustig and Sviachenko) .

2.) 31 Jan 2017 15:04:15
A clear out by the summer with SA Effy CiftCi KC etc freeing up wages.




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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.

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15 Jan 2017 18:35:13
If we sign paddy, I would be amazed but delighted
Real quality, young and I reckon he would come on wonders.

Fingers crossed

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17 Dec 2016 17:03:47
Ease off the loco's there paradise, that's my home town!

Fair points about the selection though.

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29 Oct 2016 15:10:29
Cheers kev
Roll on a full recovery then!

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29 Oct 2016 08:30:48
Big Mental test for the bhoy.
He is a stand out performer who loves a slide challenge, hopefully he comes back with the same confidence to take on a tackle.

Is this his first big injury?
All the best For the recovery KT.

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22 Feb 2017 20:09:15
Cracking pic!

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09 Feb 2017 13:55:30
Sorry no
My point is that although he has wasted his talent I enjoyed that goal and night immensely. Tony scored the winner, that's what I remember and enjoyed- how is the memory of that holding the club back?
Winning a CL group game against Barca?
Tony watts story is similar of a lot of Scottish talent/ too much too soon, massive ego and lazy attitude (and ultimately not enough talent to back anything up) .
If you can't seperate the memory of the Barcelona night from the character then that's up to you. For me slagging him off holds no value, I couldn't care what he does now that he's not at Celtic, but that was some night when he struck that ball into Barca's net.
Hail hail.

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09 Feb 2017 00:12:55
Hold on there, he may have wasted his career - that's his look out, but let's not forget he scored one of the most memorable goals for us on the biggest club stage I've ever seen.
I seem to remember countless thousands enjoying the moment.
Wasted talent or not, he and we will always have that.

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07 Feb 2017 19:58:44
Global branding, big business models, prawn sandwiches,

It's sad to see fans being fleeced day in day out and then slapped in the face.

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03 Feb 2017 17:30:58
Hail hail old bhoy
Welcome back.

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