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27 Jul 2020 23:19:28
Ajeti medical booked for Wednesday so looks like a done deal too, year long loan with option to buy at 5m

So by all accounts that's two very decent international players in.

I know some people want us to bring in a LB but what are people's thoughts on Gutman I've been reading he has been very good out on loan and thought he looked quite good last pre season.

1.) 28 Jul 2020 08:06:08
Does he qualify for a work permit yet?

2.) 28 Jul 2020 18:41:26
After reading some posts from ed007 Kev it seems he is quite a bit away from the work permit.

To be honest I think Taylor has looked pretty good pre season so I'd be happy to go get Hickie as back up LB.



07 Jan 2020 16:13:55
Apparently we have bid €8m for the striker from Le Havre, do you know if there is any truth in this ed007?

{Ed007's Note - We've been in contact with Le Havre about Kadewere but I don't know of any bid yet although it is all over the bastion of truth that is social media.}

1.) 07 Jan 2020 16:39:18
Cheers mate I think if we are bidding €8m for players, it will surely be eddy's eventual replacement.

A lot of stuff flying about that Man U and Spurs are interested in him and he is keen to go, don't know if any truth in that either though.

{Ed007's Note - I think that's all just paper talk.}

2.) 07 Jan 2020 17:16:28
ED007 do you "le havre" your doubts on this report (I'll get my beret)

{Ed007's Note - πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

3.) 07 Jan 2020 17:53:12
Said it before that eddys replacement will be signed before eddy leaves, just like eddy was always going to be dembele replacement.



13 Jun 2019 20:38:52
Anybody reckon there is any substance to the link with the guy who used to play for Astana?
Thought he was quite a handful myself like.

1.) 13 Jun 2019 21:31:41
Who? The big midfielder?

2.) 13 Jun 2019 21:43:20
Forward he was Ghanaian think it is Twuswami or like that, sure he scored 2 or 3 goals against us last time we played them.

3.) 13 Jun 2019 23:05:19
Just read we are in fact not interested.

4.) 13 Jun 2019 23:23:22
Had few good players the big guy like yaya in middle of park was a tank.

5.) 13 Jun 2019 23:28:56
Would rather we went for another Ghanain in Boakye. Got more goals in him and in the mould of Dembele too.

6.) 14 Jun 2019 04:52:26
He looks very fast from what I have seen and scored a few goals but he doesn't seem to have much more than that. looks to my like the kind of player that if you give them the ball facing there own goal he would run it into his own net, I think we have a lot better players. shved, arzani, forrest, Sinclair and johsntone all look better for me but we will wait and see the outcome. looks similar to borrigter and wakaso. just my opinion. I am getting exited with the amout of rumours tho and I just hope lenny can get us what he wants. I think we are in great hands here he knows how much these next two titles mean and if he can steam roll us there then who says it will only be 10.

7.) 14 Jun 2019 04:55:18
i have actually just checked on wakaso and him and twumasi are both playing for the same club so let's hope that puts that rumour to sleep.



22 Jan 2019 22:55:07
I wonder about our scouting network at times. good young players in Switzerland and Austria for not massive amounts of money. That's where I would be looking for value just now.

1.) 22 Jan 2019 23:17:48
German scouts are all over these leagues mate it is definitely getting tougher.

2.) 23 Jan 2019 01:07:27
I agree with those markets Royjac also other countries like Scandinavia, Serbia and even Holland.

3.) 23 Jan 2019 11:26:29
We have just signed someone from Slovakia and are now heavily liked with a player from Ukraine.

4.) 23 Jan 2019 11:26:46
Plus 2 from america.




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08 Sep 2020 18:32:44
Don't see the fascination with Forrest a LWB his defensive game is lacking, we play Taylor until Boli is sold and bring someone else in. For me that is obvious.

1.) 08 Sep 2020 18:58:35
Forrest already plays RWB.
We could try Frimpong at LWB.
Taylor is a good defender but isn’t dynamic enough going forward.
I would still stick with Taylor in a flat back 4.

2.) 08 Sep 2020 21:15:11
because taylor is rank that's why.

3.) 09 Sep 2020 15:27:31
Taylor is a good player, he has a good delivery, the problem is the way we set up. playing side to side none stop, Brown keeps the game flowing like a five aside game passing for the sake of passing.


Elhamed Duffy Jullien
Frimpong Ajer Taylor

Forrest Mcgregor


Thats how we should set up, with Ajer breaking forward creating space for the attacking trio, Mcgregor miles better than Elyanousi going forward, Frimpong and Taylor to break forward when Ajer holds.
We should be smashing teams and attacking non stop in SPL.
We need cover for Taylor
Bitton can play at the back, probably need another CB then Elhamed can cover Frimpong
Turnbull cover Christie, Dembele cover Forrest, Elyanousi cover Mcgregor, Brown cover Ajer, Ajeti cover Eddy, and the rest of the young lads to get game time and try progress, the likes of Henderson, Mcinroy, Harper, Welsh and Johnson when he comes back
This squad should take us all the way domestically this year, so yes let's get another CB and that will do.
I'd sell Ntcham as I'd rather keep the rest, and he will have a good sell on value right now.



22 Aug 2020 20:45:53
To be fair on another day we win that game 4 or 5 nil.

1.) 22 Aug 2020 22:21:01
I think of you're happy with the PERFORMANCE then you move on.



22 Aug 2020 19:13:27
Thank god for that!

1.) 22 Aug 2020 19:24:59
Yep, important to get the 3 points.

2.) 22 Aug 2020 19:27:06
See my post of a few days ago forsaw exactly what would happen.
He has to back to what worked after xmas.
There is no need for both Brown and Macgregor when other teams are going to play with 9 men around the penalty area.

3.) 22 Aug 2020 19:36:49
McGregor was anonymous today. 451 is so predictable. Back to basic 442 in the spl.

4.) 22 Aug 2020 19:39:04
We don't play 451 or 442.

5.) 22 Aug 2020 19:54:14
3-5-2 is the way forward for this team I don't know how anyone can argue that fact, 3 centre mids controlling the game and getting the ball wide in behind them.

6.) 23 Aug 2020 08:30:46
if 352 is the answer then the squad is the problem, to many wide players and not enough centre halfs.



22 Aug 2020 17:35:00
No live chat today?



10 Aug 2020 17:49:41
For me the mistake NL made yesterday was changing the formation, I get that in a European match against much better opposition why he would do that but not here in Scotland and against a team that play the same way against us every time. Although to be fair the last time we were as poor at rugby park we lost the match, so a draw when we were so poor is not the end of the world. Teams in Scotland have now figured out how to stop us when we play the 4 at the back with 2 in centre midfield so for the life of me I can't understand why we went there and played with that formation. In these types of games you have to control the centre of the pitch, 3 in the centre of the pitch and start fazing Brown out. Get the ball wide and in behind them, my fear is that because we have brought Mo back he will go 4 at the back most of the time to accommodate him.

1.) 10 Aug 2020 19:04:52

I don't know why Lennon would revert back to the 4-2-3-1 just to fit Moi in, we played a 3-5-2 where he played up front with Eddie.
The game away to Lazio springs to mind where it worked very well, Lennon got it wrong which isn't the first time, he then is either to stubborn during the game to change it or just hasn't a clue.
Everyone could see it wasn't working at the weekend but again he waits until the 67th min to make a change, then one of the most baffling thing of the day was he leaves Taylor on (who didn't look like he could have hit the side of the titanic with a cross) and then brings Boli on with 3 mins to go!
I mean what did he expect Boli to do in that time.

2.) 10 Aug 2020 20:24:07
Yea he is still making crazy decisions jonbhoy πŸ€”
I think Taylor was maybe carrying a knock from previous week and should have been subbed a bit earlier.

3.) 10 Aug 2020 20:34:04
I think we should be going with 3 at the back all the time now, maybe his reluctance is incase of an injury while playing the 3 CB's leaves us no options?

I would also like to see a midfield 3 from Calmac, Christie, Ntcham and Soro from now on. Although I don't think that will happen either.

4.) 10 Aug 2020 20:54:40
I know we are all armchair managers but as far as I see it, if we have 3 CB's we play 3 at the back if that's our best and most successful formation, you don't go back to a formation that Lennon admitted himself last year had became stale and teams had sussed out just in case we get an injury because that may not happen and if it does then you deal with it then
Also if you were any kind of a manager and not a yes man, you would get your arse up the stair into PL's office and get him told to get the deals done NOW and not in the last week of the window as we have 2 games a week for almost the whole season, unless we arse up the CL qualifying ties.

{Ed007's Note - Lennon's not allowed upstairs and he's definitely not allowed near Pedro's office without making an appointment.}

5.) 10 Aug 2020 21:38:20
So why do you think he changed the formation at the weekend jonbhoy.

6.) 10 Aug 2020 21:54:39

PL watches the games, like us

NL shouldn't need to run up the stairs

The problem is that when we are winning, few people care. And yet, with win after win we fail to detect our frailties until a bang average European team or a half decent well drilled domestic opponent decides to test our resilience.

I love to see improvement in the all round performance.

My top 5 areas this year, ie what I am looking for or hoping for

A breakthrough season for a 2nd striker

Ajer and Julien to toughen up

Frimpong to come through a series of tests that will demonstrate that he has what it takes to be a full back not merely a glorified wingback ( who can and often does nullify Forrest)

We need a Forrest equivalent on other side who is consistent and delivers good stats

And we need a Christie or equivalent in the CAM role to stamp their authority in that position, home and away.

{Ed007's Note - "NL shouldn't need to run up the stairs" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
NL couldn't run up any stairs unless it was to the bar or a bit of strange's flat. The Celtic manager stuffing Snus into his gub on national TV was... shall we just say classy?
I'm not going to say where I'd like to see improvement but it would be best for the long term progression and our continuing dominance than any player - even James McClean 😁

7.) 10 Aug 2020 22:02:53
neither was anyone else hence rodgers leaving n before that a yes man like deila.

{Ed007's Note - Lennon is Lawwell's ultimate yes man, Liam - why else do you think he got the job? Lennon knows what sides his bread's buttered and Lawwell has him over a barrel knowing that his rep as a manager or coach was/is in the gutter and he'll never get another management position of any note again. Did KT realise the step back the Club was taking?
Lennon was appointed because Lawwell knew that he would accept him running the football side of things as a DOF without the actual title. Lennon's job is to get the best out of the players Lawwell decides to sign.}

8.) 10 Aug 2020 22:07:24
Can james mcclean play centre half Even for just the games on plastic or when opponents inexplicably opt to not play midgets ( very unfair) .

{Ed007's Note - He could put in a shift as a LWB, McClean or Bolingoli?}

9.) 10 Aug 2020 22:10:08
Ed, also re NL you sound fattist and you clearly think he'd struggle to get up stairs.

I have seen just how fast he can run. watch him at Lennox town when the ice cream van comes. it was NL that injured LG. apparently they had a punch up over a flake.

{Ed007's Note - Was the "flake" a married woman?}

10.) 10 Aug 2020 22:18:51
Well PL as DofF. what a complete joke that is . an EGO as wide as the Clyde in that case

I think this has been the issue for a while now . a CE who is bigger than the club or thinks he is . our majority shareholder is very short sighted

Ed, do you think NL will survive the season?

{Ed007's Note - Lennon needs to win the league - which I think he will - it's as simple as that. For me once the 10 is done and dusted it's time that we look for a new CEO to freshen things up and take us forward, if that means Lennon moving on then all the better for the progression of the team and Club although I wouldn't be against him staying on as a No.2 but his ego won't allow that.
I've been saying it for years that Celtic like to act like a big Club but very rarely show it and imo a lot of that is down to PL's decisions, he seems happy to be the big fish in a wee pond while where we are as a Club, our wage bill and our recent trophy history should see us destroying everyone domestically and making some kind of in-roads in Europe. Neil Lennon is out of his depth when it comes to Europe.}

11.) 10 Aug 2020 22:22:49
i agree with all of that we all know that and lawless grooming JK to be an even bigger yes man when lennon goes.

{Ed007's Note - JK will go elsewhere to earn his stripes unless we get a quality DOF in to run the footballing side and allow JK just to run the first team.}

12.) 10 Aug 2020 22:23:33
Oh dear . probably

I think Derek mcinnes and alfredo morelos where in the vicinity of the ice cream van too.

13.) 11 Aug 2020 02:34:01

I have no idea mate but It wasn't only this weekend he changed it for, he also changed it for the first game which I know we won but we were murder in the first half.
People are saying its because we only have 3 fit CB's or that Griff isn't fit so we can only play 1 up front.
The thing is that Bitton is good enough to play CB in the SPL so is Elhamed who if he stays fit I would actually play before Ajer.
We also have Moi who can play up front with Eddie and then we have Klimala who really needs to get a chance but again we will see Lennon going back to his old ways of playing his wee favourite players no matter how they play.

14.) 11 Aug 2020 08:32:17
Well we live in hope that Sunday is the wake up call that they all need.

And I didn't know when I wrote the post last night about the 4 days off and the Boli situation, absolute shambles to say the least.

Is the pressure starting to get to everyone already so early, very unprofessional.

15.) 10 Aug 2020 23:28:18
Is that what that was Ed we was questioning wtf Lennon was putting in his gub, my sister thought it was them dissolvable mint things lol.

16.) 11 Aug 2020 11:45:41
Ed really? Manager must appoint himself to director to speak with him? Was it the same with Rodgers?




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13 Sep 2020 12:59:25
Well said Carrickbhoy πŸ‘.



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11 Sep 2020 20:37:24
If it is true Arsenal have come in for eddy he will go there I think especially if they are moving Lacazette on, we probably won't get 40m but I reckon we will get 30m tops. Part of me would love to think he will knock it back but if a guy like KT can't knock it back to stay for the 10 then there is no chance eddy will either, I'm not saying he doesn't love it here of which I'm sure he does. You just don't knock that type of move back do you.



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24 Aug 2020 11:11:32
I don't see eddy going anywhere that he can't play European football, He comes alive in Europe.



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28 Jul 2020 18:41:26
After reading some posts from ed007 Kev it seems he is quite a bit away from the work permit.

To be honest I think Taylor has looked pretty good pre season so I'd be happy to go get Hickie as back up LB.



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09 Jun 2020 08:26:38
Hickey is a fantastic talent, to be playing week in week out at his age is remarkable. He is obviously too good to leave out the team at Hearts and that says a lot for any 16/17 year old in any top flight club anywhere in the world.




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22 Sep 2020 21:04:57
24 games
9 assists
1 goal
Pretty decent return for someone that is apparently not very good going forward πŸ€”
He is a defender, his job is to defend first and foremost. He is pretty decent at that too, he keeps possession of the ball most of the time.
I think he is a decent player and is young enough to improve, he works hard and gives his all for the team. You can't ask for much more that that, put it this way I would suggest that if we sign someone no matter who they are Greg Taylor will push them all the way for the starting slot in the team.



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15 Sep 2020 21:39:18
Said it the other day as well and it has to be Taylor at LWB every time ahead of Forrest for me, yes a wing back has to be good going forward but he also has to be able to defend well. I think until we get someone else in it has to be Taylor.



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15 Sep 2020 21:18:11
Put el hammed in the back 3 and Ajer at wing back would be a better shout if you ask me.



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02 Sep 2020 20:43:03
We sold those players because they wanted to leave πŸ€”.



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31 Aug 2020 19:13:46
I wasn't enamored by the NL appointment but at the same time I supported him because of the 9 and now 10, would have preferred someone else to be honest.
Now I am of the opinion we need someone else to come in and deliver the 10 someone more professional, I'm not sure he can do it this year things seem to be going tits up πŸ‘Ž.