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21 Aug 2019 22:08:05
Any truth that Big Forster will sign tomorrow and will be paraded at the game tomorrow night.


1.) 21 Aug 2019 22:22:11
Hope not.

2.) 22 Aug 2019 06:23:06
Please No.

3.) 22 Aug 2019 07:18:52
Why would u hope not he’s far better than either the current two and we are an injury to Gordon away from a youngster playing.

4.) 22 Aug 2019 07:45:28
Better than what we have in there right now.

5.) 22 Aug 2019 10:50:37
Why's he number 3 now then? Because of his good form? Joke off a signing, as bad as bringing Emilio back, people remembering what they had done and not what their doing or done recently .

6.) 22 Aug 2019 11:42:04
Just because he's not playing at the minute does it mean he's in poor form it could simply be that the manager doesn't rate him as highly as another keeper at the club we've all seen it before at Celtic players not getting a game because the manager prefers someone else.



15 Apr 2019 19:51:26
Is there any truth in us being interested in Graham Potter of Swansea?


{Ed007's Note - I think it's more a case of he's interested in us but according to some he is friendly with people involved at Celtic.}

1.) 15 Apr 2019 20:24:43
Cheers ED.
I wasn't sure if it was just more SMSM paper talk.

{Ed007's Note - Potter's actually one of the better names that's been linked imo. He's a modern thinking manager/coach and I'd take him over the likes of a Moyes or Keane type. Read up on him, he's an interesting character, this is just from his Wiki page:

Potter has been recognised for his "progressive" and "unconventional" coaching methods. At Ostersund, he encouraged his players and staff to engage in community activities, such as performing in theatre and music productions designed to take them out of their comfort zone.

Potter describes his teams as "tactically flexible, attacking, [and] possession-based. At Ostersund, he deployed a flexible 3–5–2 formation centred on ball possession. Former Celtic and Barcelona player Henrik Larsson commented on Potter's pattern of play, stating he "played all different kinds of systems, starting off a match one way, and then halfway through they started playing a different system, and then they ended up with a third system. And all the players knew exactly what they were doing."

As a young coach, Potter studied the training methods of Roberto Martínez at Swansea and became inspired by his possession-based approach, along with the "holistic" training principles he observed during his travels to Spain.
Potter also cites the philosophy of Pep Guardiola and Raymond Verheijen’s periodisation model among his influences.

Marcelo Bielsa had this to say about him:

"He's English, he's a modern coach, he has new ideas, he brings new ideas. [Swansea is] a team that takes care of how they move the ball... in their style, the goalkeeper and defenders build from the back. And for me it’s the feature that you could underline from Swansea [under Potter]"

2.) 15 Apr 2019 20:33:50
What do you think of potter ed? You think he would be good for Celtic or we too big for him?

{Ed007's Note - I think we would need a proper DOF type to work alongside Potter so that Pedro isn't running the footballing side again.}

3.) 15 Apr 2019 21:14:05
If we decided to go down the dof route, who would you like to see in that role for us?

{Ed007's Note - Honestly I don't know. It's such a specialised job and the guys that do it are usually go unnoticed to the rank and file supporters like us. What about ex-Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo who left Monaco a couple of months ago? It's never going to happen and would cost a fortune but how many of you guys have even heard of him - no offence btw I only know about these guys from doing the sites and talking to Ed001 and Ed002 etc.}

4.) 15 Apr 2019 21:29:09
Ed I've heard a few time this season we want to go down the route of a DOF.
Did they not say Kennedy has been looked at for the role?

{Ed007's Note - A newspaper - I can't remember which one - ran the story not long after Rodgers left about Kennedy being promoted but I don't know how much truth there was in it.}

5.) 15 Apr 2019 22:48:57
I remember him doing well with Ostersund, took the team from League 4 to the top division in consecutive season then got through the Europa League group and gave Arsenal a real fright in the last 32.
If Lawwell is looking for a guy to come in and maybe work on a smaller budget, he may be the guy although I don't know if they would pay the compensation that Swansea might ask for.

6.) 16 Apr 2019 09:10:58
I certainly think we need to look at a DoF. Particularly if we're going to go with Lennon as has been said PL will run the footballing side of things and he doesn't have a footballing brain. As Ed points out a lot are unknown to most of us and the more reputable figues, we'd have no chance. After a bit of digging what about Jordi Cruyff? Currently with Maccabi Tel Aviv, so shouldn't be out of reach. He helped transform Larnaca to be the first Cypriot side to qualify for the Europa. And then they did it again the following season. Now in Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv are the big boys again after a long period of not being. They've also enjoyed a credible go in Europe too. He seems to like teams playing attractive, more importantly winning football. He has attracted good managers and players and he must have a decent contacts list. Just a suggestion.

7.) 16 Apr 2019 11:20:54
Scrap that he's managing in China 😅 Feck it let's just give John Park a ring.

8.) 16 Apr 2019 15:44:50
Didn't Swansea give man City a real fright recently I didn't see the game but I heard a quote that Swansea played more like City than city did or something like that he sounds like the type of manager I would like someone who has the tactical knowledge to change things quickly when needed.
reflecting back to Valencia games you could see fairly early on in the first game we needed to change something but it took Rodgers till the second game to do it.

9.) 16 Apr 2019 16:20:30
He did well at Ostersunds, but rising to the celtic job would be meteoric by any standards. So he beat arsenal. One to watch for sure tho.

10.) 16 Apr 2019 19:19:41
If he comes I hope he brings Daniel James with him.

11.) 22 Apr 2019 15:14:37
With Potter at the helm Swansea are currently sitting 12th in the Championship 28 points adrift of leaders Norwich, as one of the teams relegated with the payoff that’s not exactly a roaring endorsement for him getting the Celtic job in my estimations .

12.) 22 Apr 2019 23:22:10
Anyone think Harry Redknapp could be a good shout for DOF if we was going down that route?



28 Jan 2019 19:19:20
Just read a report claiming the new American boy Gutman has walked out on us and hasn't been seen in over a week.
Is this true or is it more paper pish?


1.) 28 Jan 2019 20:03:57
What paper jonbhoy? Can't see such a story anywhere?

2.) 28 Jan 2019 21:56:20
He is supposed to be back in America and considering other options, Celtic supposed to be not interested in him any more.

{Ed007's Note - It would appear that we withdrew the offer from the gossip I'm hearing...... Seems a bit bizarre to me....}

3.) 28 Jan 2019 22:05:06
Yeah that’s a strange wan maybe he was just on trial and didn’t see him as a player anything on Perez boy Ed?

{Ed007's Note - I've no idea. There's really no need to get excited about players that will go into development projects, Rich.}

4.) 28 Jan 2019 22:30:25
Nae bother cheers Ed BRs interview the day wasn’t convinced with his answer to any more signings possibly coming in but we will c hope we get in a defender in.

5.) 28 Jan 2019 22:35:23
A said the same when these boys were over from America, they're development players that would've got a bit of coverage in the celtic view but now the way social media is, their names are all over the place I don't expect to see them for a long time and I certainly don't count them as signings.

6.) 28 Jan 2019 23:29:51
Seen quite a few saying him and Shved have been told to stay away until deadline day.

Probably a way for lawwell to make it look like we were still working on transfers.

Imo the two Americans are pointless anyway. Probably just disappear.

7.) 28 Jan 2019 23:25:49
Got it from here, like I said it might be pish but I hadn't heard the club announcing the deal yet so I wasn't sure what was happening:


8.) 29 Jan 2019 11:10:57
Too many development players that have dissapeared over the years.

9.) 29 Jan 2019 12:58:12
He'll end up at Sevco and they'll be gloating thinking it's a coup.



18 Jan 2019 20:04:12
So now the BR has stated YAYA isn't a target and Man U said you McTomley isn't going anywhere are we going to bring in a DM or just a right back.
I can't see us signing a CD since Boyata and Compper don't seem to be going anywhere and Bitton is fit again.


1.) 18 Jan 2019 22:21:41
Omar Ellabadelliou, full back, in on Monday, sorry about spelling of surname.

2.) 18 Jan 2019 22:29:27
Tamtam where u hearing this?

3.) 18 Jan 2019 23:22:33
Not a chance he wants to stay where he is I heard.

4.) 19 Jan 2019 09:26:13
Whell there’s a pic of him at a Greek airport Friday night and there ament to have a game today so fingers crossed.

5.) 19 Jan 2019 10:03:41
I think he is flying out to his clubs game false alarm as per.

6.) 19 Jan 2019 10:48:26
He’s no coming we have enough RBs maybe no the right wan but they are no getting any more Ralston should be given his chance Gamboa is no cutting it and Lustig is still recovering from the World Cup it his age it’s taking it out him. There has to be big clear out Commper now if I didn’t do my job I would be sacked for being rubbish at it so there are two reasons for being removed. CHs you could play them all along the back 4 and still have one or two to n the bench Boyata should’ve been given marching orders he didn’t play when we needed him he could’ve left got money and then reinvest but no he is going for nothing where is the business sense in that PL is renound for his business sense where was he that day off buying some rubbish with his Boness money? There was a post before the window by someone who said that there would be signings but no major work done but if BR got what he wants then u will see them go. Well let’s see and judge at the end of the season HH.

7.) 21 Jan 2019 14:11:17
Well today is Monday. Is it another Monday you were thinking about? I hope you’re right, but we both know that’s not going to happen.



07 Jan 2019 11:55:59
Does anyone know if young Arzani is still with the club.
I wasn't sure if Man City recalled him after the injury and the deal was cancelled.


1.) 07 Jan 2019 17:17:51
As far as I know he's back at city for treatment but will return when he's fit.

2.) 07 Jan 2019 17:56:20
Cheers Steph.

3.) 07 Jan 2019 22:05:02
Arzani will be a while yet, was it not a full knee recon?

4.) 08 Jan 2019 07:26:41
A think he's out till may. Can see his loan being extended, is there an option to buy do u know.




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10 Mar 2020 12:12:34
Beaton given the game on Sunday with Red Card Ross running the line.


1.) 10 Mar 2020 12:25:01
Sevco couldn't have hand picked 2 better officials for them.

2.) 10 Mar 2020 13:57:27
This it outrageous that he is allowed anywhere near this fixture when he can't call a decision correct despite having an unimpeded view from 10 yards way. Not to mention the fact that he went celbrating in a well known Rangers' pub after his shocking display the last time he officiated this fixture.

3.) 10 Mar 2020 14:20:56
That was an absolute certainty and if I was bothered to check I think I would find Unionist Ross has been allocated this fixture with either Gollum or Cheatin Beaton at least four times in past 3 years?

4.) 10 Mar 2020 15:16:26
It’s bad enough having Cheaton but to add Tory Ross and Mulvanny into the mix who was the linesman at Easter Road when he turned a blind eye to 2 blatant penalties. Desperate times comes desperate measures. Since the start of last season the 4th official has went to referee the next derby match. Nick Walsh was 4th official in the last derby and I thought he would have got his big chance. They must think he is not ready yet although he is on the FIFA list of International Referees.



01 Mar 2020 06:55:07
Great Interview by Henrik here




01 Feb 2020 19:20:56
Well done the Sheep, I just hope we don't slip up over the next few away games.




26 Jan 2020 19:07:58
Have you heard about any new players coming in, if not do you still believe we will bring in another couple of first team players.


{Ed007's Note - I believe there will be another 2 players brought in before the window closes.}

1.) 26 Jan 2020 19:51:01
You reckon Soro + 1 or Soro + 2?

{Ed007's Note - Soro + 2.}

2.) 26 Jan 2020 19:58:39
I would like us to sign cover for CB and a top quality LB. I know some others would like a LW as well but I am happy with Johnstone and Elyounoussi, although I won't complain if we bring a LW in as well.

{Ed007's Note - I think Johnston would be better going out on loan to another SPL team next season.}

3.) 26 Jan 2020 20:45:12
Cheers ED
I agree with you about Johnston, I think he would be better going on loan just like Christie and wee McGregor.
I just don't think he is up to it right now in a Celtic shirt.

{Ed007's Note - Johnston's a bit too lightweight for my liking so it's a question if he can bulk/toughen up.}

4.) 26 Jan 2020 21:07:20
I don't think he can or will bulk up to the extent of the likes of Christie or KT.

{Ed007's Note - That's the BIG question for me, Kev. Get him on the slimfast & chips program and see where the dice land.}

5.) 26 Jan 2020 21:49:22
Ed I look at his body shape and I just can't see him beefing right up. He doesn't have the wide shoulders that KT and christie had even before they got bigger.
Also his game is being a wee nippy fast winger would beefing up affect that?
Sure by now everyone knows I don't think he will ever amount to more than a bit part player and I've still not seen anything that shows me different.

{Ed007's Note - I agree, Kev but I will be surprised if he is even a bit part player for us in the future.}

6.) 27 Jan 2020 00:42:59
Anyone can build strength and muscle with the right training. He's never going to be a tank but surely they can make him a more physical player?



30 Dec 2019 03:07:20
So just wanted to point out for the ones that think we will still walk this league and win it by double figures.
Since Lennon has came back in last season, We have won 74 Points and they have won 76 and they have a game in hand but hey I'm ckassed as a panic merchant.


1.) 30 Dec 2019 08:16:21
I agree, and in final and since our most creative player has been Frimpong. Worrying that all our flair players seem to have hit a sticky spell together.

2.) 30 Dec 2019 10:15:21
Once again our 'big' players and match-winners went missing and we can all debate personnel and formations, but if James Forrest, Ryan Christie, Odsonne Edouarde (and the lightweight Johnston) are not up for a game like this - we are in serious trouble.
Once again in a big game too many went missing or only had flashes of their true form and at the moment we may have better players (on paper) , but Sevco have a better organization and work ethic.
Over the whole game we were not outclassed and had several chances to score, with clearances off the line and some great saves - (even a PK) , although, Sevco had more possession, but few chances.
Our defending of both goals could be questioned, but what was blatantly obvious was the difference in attitude and confidence.

3.) 30 Dec 2019 10:31:57
Jonbhoy I think we have got complacent thinking if we turn up we win but you need to earn it first . Anyone who makes excuses for yesterday has to take the blinkers off the team selection was wrong the tactics where wrong and Lennon takes the blame for that in my eyes as for people saying we have played a lot of football is nonsense so have they and they ran over the top of us . It’s the last game of the year before you have a 3week break against them with 60thousand fans cheering you on you have to give it your all and leave everything on the park with the knowledge your getting a good rest after that one game . What more encouragement do the players need?




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04 Jul 2020 19:58:42
Maybe all this talk about the keepers is all the usual paper pish, we might bring in some one who hasn't been mentioned yet.




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02 Jul 2020 15:47:47
I think about 4 or 5 other young boys all signed new 3yr deals.




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25 Jun 2020 14:25:21
Oh God he is back!
Hoops you do come out with some crap, £7m for Calmac! maybe is they sick a 2 in front then we might consider it.




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23 Jun 2020 03:46:46
It wasn't us that had the bid rejected it was New York as per report:-

MLS side New York Red Bulls made a £4m bid for the player, but that was rejected and the club’s chairman Barry Fry explained the reasoning behind turning that offer down.

He said:

New York Red Bulls have plenty of money, but they didn’t offer us anywhere near enough for Ivan. It was £4 million with several add ons, but we will get bigger offers than that once our 2019/ 20 season comes to an end. Lots of clubs will be looking for a top-class striker and there won’t be any better than Ivan available, especially at what we consider a reasonable price for a player of his age who has already improved considerably and will improve even more in the future.




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03 Jun 2020 16:11:11
I thought Bain signed a new deal so I don't see us needing to sign a back up.





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23 Jun 2020 17:53:37
I think Gordons clean sheet average was probably helped a lot with having big VVD and Denayer in front of him.
It was also Gordon getting sent off in the defeat to ICT in the Semi that cost us the chance of a treble that year.




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23 Jun 2020 03:55:40
Why is it that any time a player leaves or loses their place fans say he is being treated harshly?
He wasn't up to the job, if he had been in goals for any of the Lazio games or the cup final against the orcs then we would have lost all 3.

He is a decent goal keeper but remember it was us that gave him a good deal for someone who had been out injured for so long and we took a big chance on him.
Also we just signed Bain up on a new 3yr deal so I don't know why we would even offer Gordon a new deal if we are looking for a new No:1 and young Doohan progresses like we hope.




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17 Jun 2020 22:43:22
To say he isn't worth it is ridiculous, He won us the League cup against the dark side. If Gordon or Bain had been in goals, we would have lost that game by 4 or 5 goals.
He also won us both games against Lazio, the first game with that save in the last few seconds was incredible and also the 2 saves in the last few minutes in Rome before we scored the winner.




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17 Jun 2020 22:36:59
I watched some of the Man C game on NBCSN and they had crowd noise playing, i didn't find it to bad.




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17 Jun 2020 22:35:13
Stop football for what?