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05 Nov 2018 20:56:04
My pal at work said he'd heard a rumour that Man Utd (his team) would be bidding for a Leicester defender and that would force Leicester to trigger the return of benkovic.
Anybody heard similar?

Be a shame, the lad looks top drawer.

Seen a report boyata is injured albeit on Faceb££k, true?

Island celt

1.) 05 Nov 2018 21:25:33
Going to have to bring in 2 quality defenders in Jan if this happens as I see us selling Boyata in Jan.


2.) 05 Nov 2018 22:10:01
They were trying to sign McGiure late in the transfer window but he’s on a long term deal there so their bid was rejected.


3.) 06 Nov 2018 10:45:22
I may be wrong Ice Man but I think Leicester actually signed him up to a bumper new deal AFTER the window closed. If so this would make it even more unlikely he would be sold in January.


4.) 06 Nov 2018 15:29:36
McGuire singed his 5yr deal in the summer of 2017. So will come down to if Leicester want to cash in. Would be good if he stayed.

Benkovic staying/ going Should not be a consideration in January window. We need 2 quality CH in this window. We need to be ready for European qualifiers. RB and another Striker in January would be a good window. A striker in the mould of Dembele would be nice.


5.) 06 Nov 2018 18:11:53
Not so Tompo88, a new and extended contract just means they'd get more for him if they did sell. HH.


6.) 06 Nov 2018 18:09:17
I agree with you Happy in what we need but sadly I can't see us getting any more than 1 new player 2 at the most.


7.) 06 Nov 2018 21:53:44
Yeah I get that BTC but was thinking it makes it less likely cause as you say it adds and extra 20 mill plus to the price. Still by no means rules it out. I'd be gutted if we lose Benkovic in January he really has steadied the ship.


8.) 07 Nov 2018 02:23:46
Going on 1st impressions, the bhoy benkovic is a cracking player. I would be astonished if we could come up with any kind of deal to extend his stay with us. However, we had our chance to go in a bit high before LCFC nipped in. Now we would more than likely have to offer them more than double of what our original bid was.

My point being, if we discover good players, we should stop messing about worrying about budgets.

I know it's just business from the board, but it affects us year on year during qualifiers.

You need to accumulate to speculate, not the other way round.

Although I'm absolutely delighted at how the team have performed over the last 4/ 5 weeks, a performance to be proud of in Europe seems to evade us.

The board can't sit on their a@$e this next window. We must recruit a player/ players of a higher standard.

It's the only way we can make inroads on Europe.


9.) 10 Nov 2018 07:58:18
How was Thursday's win in europe for u faddy? Were u proud? U should always be proud of the team.


10.) 10 Nov 2018 22:50:33
Celtic don’t budget to be in the CL every year, they budget to remain strong both on and off the field. We’ve already seen what reckless spending achieves across the other end of the city and I wouldn’t want us to go down that route.


 

 

12 Jun 2018 16:36:05
Is it true that the deadline for us to complete the permanent signing of big Ed the 16th
Or was that just made up paper speculation?

Any news on the potential permanent signing?

Fingers crossed 🤞.

Island celt

1.) 12 Jun 2018 17:33:04
Talks with PSG were supposedly set to resume this week IC. I could be wrong, but I'd imagine the meaty bit was negotiated when we loaned him - so perhaps it's just things like the installments, clauses etc that we'll have to iron out?


2.) 12 Jun 2018 19:41:28
Fingers crossed Jim
Some player
After years worth of frustration post the Henrik, Sutton, Hartson era where we struggled for top class strikers, no disrespect to big Sammi or hooper, we land wee griff who came good the the moose and Now big Ed.
If only we pushed the boat out and signed el gruffalo fo £40 million.


3.) 14 Jun 2018 01:14:36
If they are together next year. Amigos mk2?


 

 

14 Mar 2018 11:57:46
Tom Rogic,
Some player aye, injury prone aye, big game player aye.
New contract? For me I hope so.

Island celt

1.) 14 Mar 2018 22:50:38
100% replacement would cost ££££ so keep him all day on and get him to the best medical folk on the planet.


2.) 15 Mar 2018 08:55:59
Not for me. Misses far to many games a season. How can you have a consistent team if one of your main playmakers spends more time in the stand than on the field?
Ye he scores the odd big goal but that's not enough IMO.


3.) 15 Mar 2018 10:17:58
Fit and on form he's unplayable. Providing he's not on / asking for massive wages I'd be really sad to see him go.


 

 

20 Feb 2018 20:13:02
Regardless if you want them as permanent signings or not does anyone reckon there would be the finances to sign Paddy and edouard at the end of the season?
Would this be dependant on the mousse leaving the hoose?
Would anyone be happy with this arrangement?

Island celt

1.) 20 Feb 2018 20:46:25
Love to get Paddy. Would like to think we'd get him for under 10 big one's. As for the big fella, widdnae bother.


2.) 20 Feb 2018 21:50:57
Id be over the moon if we could get 20 mil for dembele. But on current form we'd be lucky to get 10mil.
If we DO manage to get 20+mil for him I'd be delighted if we could sign Robert's and edouard for 15 of that and the board can keep the rest.


3.) 21 Feb 2018 00:13:46
If paddy kicks on for the last bit of the season we will be priced out. If the board/ BR can get 20m for the moose it will be at the cost of edouard not getting games. That 7.5m can't be justified. To keep our strikers happy and valuable going with 2 up top is the only option. Might give teams something to think about as well and give us the option of going direct in games where side or backwards passes are the only things happening.


4.) 21 Feb 2018 00:39:18
Not 100% but if youth is counted Paddy is considered a homegrown player. There are plenty of epl sides that would be glad to have him. It all comes down to where he wants to be, what he wants to earn and what mancity want cash wise. I just can't see it. Even if the moose goes for 20m do you think we will sign 2 players for 15m? Again I can't see it. There is a massive rebuild of our team on the horizon.


5.) 21 Feb 2018 09:52:25
I'm with Jennyfleck, didn't bother with Edouard. Certainly not at £7m Paddy? Mmm, not for me. Forrest come on a ton. Let's be wise here. Hotel in the pipeline etc. nah.


6.) 22 Feb 2018 09:02:30
Give me players before a hotel any day, from what ed has said in the past it won't be a choice anyway, the hotel budget and player funds are separate. Unless I've picked it up wrong.


 

 

31 Jan 2018 21:56:20
The board said we would spend £6-8 million if the right player came available.

Why oh why have we not went out and signed the bison?

I say we organise a protest march and boycott, imagine bringing in a lower quality singing like charly bhoy from Chelsea and retaining the services of the moose when we could have obtained the services of the SPLs most prolific haircut.

The season books won't be taken up I tell you.

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1.) 31 Jan 2018 22:09:46
Or we could do nothing and sit back and watch our club die, apparently its the done thing lol.


2.) 31 Jan 2018 23:03:51
and there it is. Lawwell wins the day again with a loan signing.

A good signing but again at the cost of not improving in other areas.

Also see this "watch our club die" by spending cash. that's not how "they" died btw

they tax dodged, they didn't die by spending. They died by spending someone elses cash and getting caught.

HUGE difference. get it right next time.


3.) 31 Jan 2018 23:20:38
Tesla I think u missed my point, I was referring to the sevco fans.


4.) 01 Feb 2018 00:45:59
Maybe so, but I've seen so many people delighted at this transfer window. it's a disgrace tbh. So many people lowered their standards. We should be trying to improve.

Right now it's one step fwd and two steps back. Get inexperienced players, develop, sell.

repeat, repeat. No progression. No investment to move forward. Just happy stuck in one place, going nowhere.

Yet quite happy to put ticket prices up.


5.) 01 Feb 2018 07:43:51
Most important thing was retention this window mate. Last window we were close to seeing a few regulars leave, we have strengthened instead. Support and be happy man.


6.) 01 Feb 2018 07:43:44
I completely get where Tesla is coming from.
If I told you at the start of the window that we would have the injuries that we have now but don't worry we'll get Scott Bain on loan and a cb who'll soon be 23 but people still refer to as a "young prospect" who has only ever made 56 professional appearances, half of which are with Dundee. I am confident that all of you would've been dissapointed.
We have spent less than the new club who are apparently in financial trouble.
Yes we've spent roughly £8m this season, according to transfermrkt, which in the past would have been a large amount but in todays market that is peanuts.
We have the money from CL and transfer clauses of VVD etc.
I understand the club are trying to expand in other ways with the hotel etc but I think we should continue to improve what we have on the pitch at the same time.
Fair enough we have been playing very well but if we don't improve and somehow the new team manage to find investment from somewhere and continue to spend more than us every season then they will eventually catch up.
It will probably be after ten in a row, but it will happen.

I know I'll get a load of dislikes but I felt that something had to be said.


7.) 01 Feb 2018 08:36:01
Jeeze, AGAIN, for the umpteenth time, how much do you think it takes to run Celtic? Musonda? HUGE outlay on a guy we could never afford. Young Morgan, BACK UP keeper and a highly rated young player who, you have to admit, looks a player. Added to a squad who were unbeaten last year, with Rogic and Paddy back soon. Come on mate. Sevco SPENT more? I'll leave that there.


8.) 01 Feb 2018 09:56:23
How is he a "young player"?
The boy is nearly 23!

Yes Sevco have spent more this season,
If they continue to spend more then eventually they will catch up.
No one really knows where they are getting the cash from but if they continue to invest they will continue to improve.

Our keeper situation was already shaky with Gordon in the first team let's be honest.
He was being slated on here after every game.
He's injured and we're now left with DDV, who GORDON was keeping out of the first team.
Bain who I used to rate very highly but now cannot get a game for Dundee or Hibs.

I do know how much it takes to run Celtic.
Celtic's revenue grew 74.2% last year compared to the previous year while our expenses grew only 33.4%. We are still owed £5.7m from player sales. It was reported at the end of 2017 that we have a year-end net cash at bank of £17.9m, huge increase from the £3.6m we had at the end of 2016.
All figures from Celtic's end of year accounts.

We have the financial resources to go out and sign a quality first team player but we didn't.


9.) 01 Feb 2018 11:46:13
See, Jhedi sticks up for board, gets a few likes n that. Support really is split on it but god knows why.

Happy to simply retain players? is that how amateur we are now?

The only thing it seems will take for fans to realise will be when zombies catch us. Only then will they demand. Quite pathetic really that the only thing some care about is being better than them.

Our standard should be Europe and to at least be a solid Europa side. Not settle to win a broken and beaten SPFL.


10.) 01 Feb 2018 12:15:12
Tesla who says we aren't a solid Europa side? We'll find out in a couple of weeks if we're a decent Europa level or not. I don't buy into this OTT fear of Zenit. If Anderlecht had qualified instead of us, people would be saying it's a 50/ 50 tie but because it's us we're doomed.


11.) 01 Feb 2018 14:44:15
Tesla, or maybe just maybe BR won't shell out for players who won't improve our team, and u also forget there is a real possibility we could be spending 12-15m in the summer with Roberts and Eddy so mibi we keepin it for that.


12.) 01 Feb 2018 14:44:15
Tesla, or maybe just maybe BR won't shell out for players who won't improve our team, and u also forget there is a real possibility we could be spending 12-15m in the summer with Roberts and Eddy so mibi we keepin it for that.


13.) 01 Feb 2018 20:11:50
I was heartened by players stepping up against the east coast loyal, but the fact is the board did not spend to bring in defenders who aren't cup tied and will slot straight into the team, or bite the bullet and buy a good keeper.

Hendry may or may not be an answer, Morgan may of may not make a position his own next year. No RB means we either think we have cover in Hendry or that Ralston can cut it. Either way its unknown and that for the board to go wth hope rather than a belt and braces approach by signing a good one in the £4-5m bracket doesn't surprise me.

Im sorry but a young player from Dundee who may or may not be good enough, is just not good enough if we are genuinely serious about becoming a CL level team. It just isn't.

I was absolutely convinced we would bring in quality, but I meant more than one player.


14.) 01 Feb 2018 21:09:31
spot on a Magicpole.


15.) 02 Feb 2018 00:11:46
island celt, don't you know we're skint and the stadium is crumbling. We just can't throw money we don't have. When will this 2nd season meltdown end, i just can't take it anymore.


16.) 02 Feb 2018 00:14:45
I'd say we haven't done anything in Europe for about 5 seasons.

So we have basically just qualified at best. as for the rest see magicpoles post.


17.) 02 Feb 2018 02:46:22
The last time we built from strength was the seasons leading up to the sevile final. The team aged and dispersed. How much is 5 or 6m in todays money? We've had a few good teams since as well. When the window closes next summer we will know exactly where the club is going. I had a look at the celticfc official site and I scrolled down the squad and counted players that may leave, should and will. It's a big chunk. 2019/ 2020 will be Rodgers team. This is his summer. Should of been winter but we have too many 1st team players the aren't ours or are likely to leave.


18.) 02 Feb 2018 11:47:49
There is certainly something amiss in a person's when whether we have had a good transfer window is based on how much money we spend. This is total nonsense.
If P L and B R cared as little about the club as these nobodies do, then they could spend £12-15m on any run of the mill player and these fools would be satisfied.


19.) 02 Feb 2018 12:33:56
Old man Chris literally nobody is saying a good window = highest money spent.

if you get a Van Dijk at £2mil, Wanyama at 900k, Dembele 500k then superb!

but if you are struggling in a specific position and need real quality to take you to the next level then you MUST be willing to cast a bigger net out.

Instead our board bring in Hendry who no offence to the guy but probably isn't even better than Sviatchenko who we have let go on loan.

People are talking about a lack of progress in quality in the squad, not a lack of spending 500 mil.


20.) 02 Feb 2018 12:54:47
why do you keep harking tote totally false presumption that we would be happy if we spent £12m or big money. that's a total misrepresation of the position and clearly shows your total lack of understanding of the actual situation.

What we want is Toby a quality player who would slot intothe team and improve it. If we are lucky we may find a gem fora couple of million, like vvd. We have chosen to go for a player who plays with Dundee.

You yourself have said Brendan could improve him. Do you also think he could go inright now? If you don't do you refute the fact we actually need someone right now and thirdly do you think that recognised quality players come in a lucky bag?


Nobody wants us to spend money for these of it. what we want is to spend money that will ensure we can improve our chances of both beating Zenit and qualifying for the CL. we a ll know we have enough to win at home . The disconnect is between our stated aim of becoming a recognised CL taming the evidence of defensive frailities that led to us being totally hammered in too mny games.

If e don't address this it will continue. Is that what you want? To flatline? We need to up our defensive game . That requires additional personnel. if it is a quality player then of course he is going tocost more. What your attitude exemplifies is the fact if we don't bite the bullet then we stall. Your menaical support of the board and their strategy is risky.

None of this would be an issue if Peter and Rogers hadnt stated we have ambitions to be a CL level club whilst at the same time not investing in the type of player who doesn't need to be improved before he can step in. that means we go with what we have. That means that the immediate opportunity to make us harder to breach in the Zenit games could fall to the same players who couldn't cut it in the group stages.

How can that be a good thing?


Its not about spend spend spend. I ts about looking for a player who is better than what we have. It is recognising that this type doesn't come cheap, but in investing in quality it better ensures we qualify for the CL, have a better chance against Zenit and move us even further ahead at home.


We should have the money to do this with two lots of CL money, vvd money, 50K season books sold. We are nt talking about £20m we are talking about using the £7m from vvd add in another £3m from the CL revenue and buy two defenders in the £5m bracket.

That wouldn't break the bank. and it would improve us. Instead we have a young guy from Dundee who might be the answer, but might not be right now. well the world operates in the right now, later is dependent upon the right now. If we don't strengthen now will we risk missing out because the pattern of defending and lapses kills us. Then not fixing it with an outlay of £10m might cost us £40m.

Thats the risk. Remember Commpare can't ply against Zenit. Beating them will bring in other £5m in gates and Tv and progressing. That recoups the cost of one player right there. We lose because our defence is still weak and that's money down the drain.

You obviously think they can do no wrong. Blind faith was never my thing.


 

 

 

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16 Dec 2018 09:21:26
Going to be an interesting window, with injuries to Christie, lustig and griffs illness added to the possibility of boyata and benkovic leaving the squad is looking a bit light.

Jan is a notoriously tough window even if the board are prepared to splash the cash.

At best I am hoping for would be three new faces (assuming boyata leaves)
Striker (although we probably need two with griff out)
no.10 to push / replace Rogic
Right back

Goalkeeper - I'm generally happy with Gordon (for spl) despite the distribution and concentration however he will need replacing maybe at the summer.

Is Hayes just a squad player?

Island celt

1.) 16 Dec 2018 10:39:23
Craig Gordon is a difficult one for me because I've been saying for a while we need a new keeper but realistically who's out there who can pull off the type of saves he did against Salzburg but without the daft errors and more accurate kicking?


2.) 16 Dec 2018 12:24:48
whats wrong giving bain a run?


 

 

13 Nov 2018 16:55:41
Anybody know how long Ajer is out for?

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02 Nov 2018 20:04:55
Somebody suggested hearts and hibs should play their next derby games behind closed doors due to the incidents in the week there.

Thoughts?

Island celt

1.) 02 Nov 2018 20:30:23
No way. Why should the actions of a few ar§exiles spoil it for normal fans.


2.) 02 Nov 2018 20:34:26
Deduct 10 points aff both of them.


3.) 02 Nov 2018 21:48:58
Be careful what you wish for. The “authorities” will use the same punishment on us if one of us looks at them the wrong way.


4.) 02 Nov 2018 22:13:51
I think something drastic has to be done as this can’t go on. Players and managers from outside Scotland will think twice about coming here if this is going to be standard behaviour. I also think that we have to do something about the paper cups and stuff that are thrown at Sevco players when they go to take a corner kick at CP. It’s intimidation and I always feel that we should be better than that.


5.) 03 Nov 2018 08:31:03
Remember LG getting booked at ibrox for picking up the buckie bottle?

I wouldn’t want the closed door scenario but something needs to be done. No idea what though

Do the SFA have a policy? Mind you the SFA couldn’t manage SFA.


 

 

28 Oct 2018 19:18:52
Anybody been on the dark side pages?

They are beeling.

Island celt

1.) 28 Oct 2018 20:17:19
Can't wait to see what Union Jack has to say? As Kwaj says above Carlsberg actually do Sundays haha! HH.


2.) 28 Oct 2018 21:59:24
Can't wait is too far Michael it'll be the usual mince.


3.) 28 Oct 2018 22:34:18
Islandcelt, had a look on their site and one poster has described the league cup as a mickey mouse cup anyway. Im just loving it at the minute. oldkilly.

{Ed007's Note - And he'll be on his 20th log in name.....


4.) 29 Oct 2018 11:06:09
Nothing Mickey Mouse about a treble! That includes the league cup.

You would think they would be desperate for any silver ware for their new club.

Mcinnes (although I’m no fan) must be pretty chuffed today. And it was a relative of wee bankrupt bazza armband that scored the goal.

Pretty sweet.


 

 

28 Oct 2018 19:18:02
I thought today's performance was encouraging after midweek

I thought Sinclair was much more confident and looks to be finding his mojo

Glad to see Christie coming good, a player who wants to be here and the boy has talent.

Good use of substitutes by the manager

Big Ajer was solid - really like this lad

Only negative for me was Naismith injury. I wanted us to beat hearts with him in the side. Still there's always next time.

The penalty was soft, but definitely a pen.

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31 Oct 2018 19:23:29
Happy Hoppy

Your response cheered me right up today!
Good to see our boy is on the bench though.

Maybe get a glimpse of him later.

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30 Oct 2018 21:49:14
Would you try him against hearts at the weekend then?

What’s playing at Dundee in the cold got to do with it?

Maybe you sneak over at bedtime and tuck him in?

Give him a start at the worst team in the league - makes more sense to me, but I’ll bow down to your knowledge there. Aye.

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30 Oct 2018 19:35:22
I wouldn’t rest Sinclair
He’s had plenty time on the bench of late and is just staring to spark again.
See what the young lad can do in the centre - pull the strings and give Rogic a rest for the weekend.

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23 Sep 2018 12:19:59
Ntcham not even on the bench?

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05 Aug 2018 14:36:57
Keep posting the rumours rich T,

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14 Dec 2018 08:53:27
Goalkeeper.

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06 Dec 2018 20:06:49
Davie complete dross
Check the stats
Rosenberg?
St Johnston?

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06 Dec 2018 20:04:16
And a Lubo ged.

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05 Dec 2018 20:35:29
Jozo is a player
And one tough hombres
A bit of dig will suit playing murderwell.

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30 Nov 2018 22:59:47
A classic ed.

‘Buy your own *ing glue’.

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