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22 Jan 2020 13:28:36
Reports that leeds have contacted celtic over griffiths.


1.) 22 Jan 2020 15:31:18
Aye I just read that there Kev. That sure is an interesting one that. Big club, big money being spoken about and we've just signed Klimala with time to sign another if needed. £10m-12m? Would anyone be tempted to cash in on him?

2.) 22 Jan 2020 16:49:29
10-12m? That's Sevco prices you've quoted there. Be lucky to get 2 for him.

3.) 22 Jan 2020 17:03:35
Griffiths on his day, given his age etc. Is clearly a £12-15 million pound striker and what he adds is superb, set piece taker, fantastic natural striker of the ball and a deadly goalscorer. But given his issues and performance over the last 18 month anything about 7 and he'd be off for me. That money could be used elsewhere.

4.) 22 Jan 2020 17:12:27
I think everyone, not least Lawwell would be delighted with 10-12 million, however that won’t be happening.

5.) 22 Jan 2020 17:31:06
Griffiths had one fantastic season and potentially could have went for a high fee then. In the last 3 years he's only played around 40 league games. I'm afraid his best days look to be behind him. Couple of million tops. Maybe slightly more considering English clubs are daft when it comes to fees.

6.) 22 Jan 2020 19:16:08
On his day Griff must be worth more than the 50 million that Morelos is valued at. For me that means he's priceless and something tells me he is maybe going to get a run in the team and and help us win the league this year which is infinitely more important than selling him.



20 Jan 2020 13:25:30
Rumours floating about that we have 2 loans practically over the line and have 1 more permanent targeted.


1.) 20 Jan 2020 13:43:32
Any areas in which these loans are coming in to help with?

2.) 20 Jan 2020 13:55:35
No idea rich. It came from a guy that comes in my work. he's pulled a few out the hat last few years though. Need to wait and see.

3.) 20 Jan 2020 14:11:14
Which ones has he pulled out the hat?

4.) 20 Jan 2020 15:21:27
He told me about eddy and burke days before I had heard it anywhere else rich. But he's got some wrong tae as he was convinced we were signing melling.

5.) 20 Jan 2020 15:28:47
It wouldn’t surprise me. I thought the last 2 or 3 deals would be experienced players on loan. Let’s wait and see when they are revealed. I might be wrong but I reckon Griff could still be away by the end of the month. Against Killie I think we’ll revert back to 4-2-3-1 with Eddy up front. I don’t think Griff will potentially accept 3rd choice (although it’s a toss up between him and Klimala)

6.) 20 Jan 2020 16:21:52
Still think Griff will do a turn think we might see 4-1-4-1 against Killie





7.) 20 Jan 2020 17:10:09
I really don’t like that -4141 set up:
If anything we could go 352 as we have a CB issue atm .
We are still missing Christie and Elynoussi ( spelling ) which are 2 big attacking threats.
However when we do play 2 up we seem to struggle,
Just a thought!

8.) 20 Jan 2020 18:30:28
With injury to Elhamed and now Bitton unless we have another CB the three five two won’t work don’t think but not 100% sure if Jozo would play on plastic pitch that’s why three at back might not be happening.

9.) 20 Jan 2020 18:49:21
keV is the 1 more permanent on top of the soro deal?

10.) 20 Jan 2020 19:37:29
Wyllie I really don't know to tell truth and I never thought to ask.

11.) 21 Jan 2020 10:20:11
Even for us loan deals should be done much quicker than a transfer so I guess if nothing happens in the next day or two at the most then he may be wrong. I do hope he's right though, a couple of quality loan deals could help us out immensely. HH.

12.) 21 Jan 2020 16:34:53
Looks that Soro is on his way to Glasgow. He’s on his agents Instagram in Ben gurion airport.



20 Jan 2020 09:22:20
Soro is to have his medical today in Israel. Celtic have flown staff out there to conduct it.


1.) 20 Jan 2020 11:10:50
kev, is that normal practise?

2.) 20 Jan 2020 11:35:20
Seems they want to speed up the process because he's waiting on a Visa. It has been done before but isn't the normal practice.

3.) 20 Jan 2020 12:10:25
cheers mate.



17 Jan 2020 17:49:06
Hendry is away to ozzy land to play for man city sister club Melbourne.


1.) 17 Jan 2020 21:28:07
Being the sister club, is that the woman’s team, he would struggle to get into that side as well.

2.) 18 Jan 2020 12:53:43
Surely Australia has suffered enough recently.



14 Jan 2020 13:34:54
So a lot of people think we need an experienced striker maybe on loan. What does you think of Fernando Llorente, who's been made available for loa from Napoli?


1.) 14 Jan 2020 15:25:21
Cracking big player who has a big physical presence up front. I was surprised Spurs let him go. He's too big a name to play back up to Edouard though and no doubt his wages are astronomical.

2.) 14 Jan 2020 15:44:51
Definitely something different Kev. Big physical striker. Very good in the air. Wouldn’t say no. However if another striker is to come in either Bayo or Griff or even both would have to move on. Or maybe two up top.

3.) 14 Jan 2020 16:14:39
Hes playing back up where he is BB and has for last few seasons. Iceman truth be told I think both the griff and bayo are finished at parkhead.

4.) 14 Jan 2020 16:29:52
Yeah but in a big league Kev. Would a player of his calibre be willing to play back up in Scotland. Plus why take a loan if he's not guaranteed 1st team football?

5.) 14 Jan 2020 16:58:24
Does anybody think that if we bring in another striker in this window it could be that we are going to move on Edouard?

6.) 14 Jan 2020 18:15:40
Naw I think it will be because Griffiths and bayo ain't up to scratch at this moment.

7.) 14 Jan 2020 18:17:25
BB he would have chance for medals and European football here.
Again he's not guaranteed football anywhere else.

8.) 14 Jan 2020 20:42:49
Wages too high even on a loan.

9.) 14 Jan 2020 20:47:35
I would definitely take Llorente, would give us a different option up front.
I had a look at the free agents and the best of a pretty bad lot were Wilfred Bony and Diafra Sakho, although they are probably a couple of mercenaries.
One free agent that caught the eye was Fábio Coentrão left back that had a spell with Real Madrid, might bring some experience to that position although would he want to come to Scotland.

10.) 15 Jan 2020 10:59:53
Llorente will never be an option for Celtic because of his wages. He is supposedly on 4.5m euro a year which roughly translates to somewhere in the region of £80k a week.
We may as well talk about bringing Messi or Ronaldo in. There's as much chance of it happening. Fanciful idea though, it's a pity it's totally unrealistic. HH.

11.) 15 Jan 2020 12:57:09
Would take him in a heartbeat. Where is he now is he still at Spurs?

12.) 15 Jan 2020 15:19:50
I wish Bayo could be given more of a chance, the greatest manager we have ever had, was going to put Griffith's out on loan before injuries forced him to give him some games, Bayo might be a real gem if he was given a decent run.

13.) 15 Jan 2020 18:26:02
Would loan Bayo and Griffiths to Hearts and Hibs. Both after a striker so they could hopefully take some points off the Rangers in the process as well as getting much needed game time.

14.) 17 Jan 2020 15:51:01
give Hibs nothing.




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26 Jan 2020 13:46:53
Ed I've put a couple responses to a thread but they ain't coming up. Have they been vetoed?


{Ed007's Note - I never seen them mate so it must have been another Ed.}

1.) 26 Jan 2020 14:28:02
Must have been a bit to close to the bone then ed 😂. Just having a bite back at a few that seem to think they are the comment police at the moment.

{Ed007's Note - Fire them in again if you want to.}

2.) 26 Jan 2020 14:39:51
Nah the moments past and I can't be a***d. 😂.

{Ed007's Note - 👍



26 Jan 2020 10:00:25
Ed mind you said that it was reported that it was a four year deal Sinclair signed then suddenly it was a 3 with an option. Same thing going on with jozo. He said he's in last year yesterday and now they are reporting we have an option for another year.


{Ed007's Note - It's bizarre mate, I don't understand why they do that.}

1.) 26 Jan 2020 11:52:57
Rich T you love a good old transfer window mate eh.

2.) 26 Jan 2020 12:32:15
Ed would you sign him back up or let him walk or hobble away?

{Ed007's Note - That's a tough one, Kev. I like Simunovic and when he's fit he is more than capable and plays at a consistent level imo but his injury problems are a worry. If the surgery he's had on his knee has cleared up that problem then I'd get signed up, what about you?}

3.) 26 Jan 2020 13:20:38
Ideal situation for Simunovic maybe if he played him self into a good move. There was consistent interest in him when he was in the team. I do think he could be a smashing player if he could play consistently.

4.) 26 Jan 2020 13:43:22
Truth be told I'd let him walk. We keep hoping this season is the one he stays injury free but it never seems to happen.
We play around 60 game and he only ever makes around half or less.
How do you build a consistant defence if one of the players are breaking down regularly.
Thats also my worry with bringing benkovic back. He didn't even manage half the games last season I don't think.

{Ed007's Note - Most of his injury problems are with the one knee though and if that's finally been sorted playing as a back-up CB for us should be no problem. He might only have played around 30 games a season but if you look back he's been on the bench and not used so he was fit.
Playing at Kilmarnock on the plastic pitch the other night can only be a good sign as well considering people have said he couldn't play on those surfaces.

5.) 26 Jan 2020 14:31:01
It's all ifs and buts with him, rogic and now it looks the same with el hammed, who you know I like, if we can keep them fit then I'd punt them.
What you think of the benko return?

{Ed007's Note - I really don't see the point of bringing Benkovic back if it's only going to be for 4 months. He'll be looking for game time and I'd much rather Ajer & Jullien were allowed to develop their partnership than help a Leicester reject keep his match fitness/sharpness up.}

6.) 26 Jan 2020 14:38:24
Lets see that three games in a row. What’s his record.

7.) 26 Jan 2020 15:01:38
Even if we had an option to buy I'd steer clear. Nursing jozo and him would be pointless for me.

GED he played a fair few in a row at end of last season after lennon came in did he not?

8.) 26 Jan 2020 17:03:06
I understand the reluctance to take Benkovic back when he’s had his injury problems, however when he’s fit I’d say he is better than any other defender we have at the moment. I don’t think it’s something we’ll need to worry about though, as even when he was fit NL didn’t seem to want to play him.

9.) 26 Jan 2020 17:29:57
If we are going to go with 3 at the back more often I’d happily see Benkovic return. Good defender.



19 Jan 2020 21:05:10
Has anyone seen much of this bhoy hickey from hearts.
Its he the one that played at parkhead and the scottish cup final for hearts?


{Ed007's Note - That's him, Kev, Aaron Hickey. He was with Celtic for a while but chose to sign his first professional contract with Hearts where he had been before us and if memory serves me right we have a 30% sell-on clause with him.
That's a situation I would definitely try to exploit but I'd leave him at Hearts - or send him elsewhere - to keep progressing.
Contrary to what others are saying we still need to look to the future and Hickey ticks a lot of boxes for me.}

1.) 19 Jan 2020 22:30:01
Couldn’t agree more he’s still a young boy has went slightly off the boil just now but the potential is huge and definitely one we should be trying to do.

2.) 19 Jan 2020 22:58:15
I agree he's went off the boil a bit campsie but the pressure on him to perform in what's been a dire hearts team must be taking its toll on such a young kid do a dip in form is understandable sign him and send him on loan elsewhere to help him develop.

3.) 19 Jan 2020 23:22:51
I think we should get every one of the prospects that are closest to 1st football out on loan to spfl clubs. The way the development game is run at the moment it's not enough anymore.

4.) 20 Jan 2020 01:47:55
I made up a total alias and posted on the sevco site. 😂😂😂 My point was, no team has ever gone head to head against their main rival and stood still to win the title. Managed to reel in Mr Doiger 😂😂😂. But the point stands, Celtic are in great hands.

No team who stands still have ever won the title. Sevcos our 10 pound for every 5 yous spend comes to haunt them years later. If they even had 10 pound these days it would be subject to who owns it - is it the rangers, Is it sevco, Is it the rangers mark 2. depends if there's dirty cash involved. Morally indecent as mr hartson says.

5.) 20 Jan 2020 06:02:46
Doesn’t help he was being coached by the world’s worst in levein, but yes, young players will certainly take a dip in form and as Kev said we need to get all our youngsters out playing regular to learn and make free mistakes and see if they sink or swim.

6.) 20 Jan 2020 08:30:22
Done guys like ajer and McGregor the world of good campsie.

7.) 20 Jan 2020 10:55:56
It’s the only way mate playing under a bit of pressure as well would be great if we could have a colt team to do it that way.

8.) 20 Jan 2020 12:12:52
Sorry but look at Liverpool they didn't sign anyone in summer yet are romping it in EPL. Surely the bond and learning how to play together counts for something. I'm fed up of people not taking them seriously. We need to pull the finger out as they aren't going to go away again.

{Ed007's Note - Or we could maybe concentrate on what Celtic are doing and then some of our support might finally get over their weird infatuation with another team. Seriously though, why even mention them in a thread about young players and loaning them out?}

9.) 20 Jan 2020 15:23:54
Liverpool obviously had a lot of strength and depth at the time as klopp had been steadily building that team since he arrived.
We are not in that position right now. We are closer to the beginning of that cycle than the end product of it.

10.) 20 Jan 2020 15:57:55
He’s never a left back! Way to slow. Future deep lying playmaker maybe.



18 Jan 2020 22:59:02
Got to laugh at celtic fans some times. Especially ones on social media ect ect.

Tom rogic is a wizard blah blah blah
Get him in the team every week blah blah blah

Forrest needs dropped brings nothing to the team! Blah blah blah.

Well Forrest this season has scored more and made more assists than rogic has ever. managed in.


1.) 19 Jan 2020 10:39:24
Forrest is similar to Sinclair. Scores a lot of goals but has shocking performances.

2.) 19 Jan 2020 13:38:40
I thought rogic was back to his best yesterday. Dancing everywhere, great passes running around everywhere nearly scored and can do things out of nothing. The thing is did you expect thistle to lie down its a Scottish cup game they played the way they thought would cos us problem yes there goalie was gd they kept us out. I still think most of these type games Rodgers would have lost us points. I remarked about frimpong slowing play down he kept passing ball back to ntcham he cost us again and again another penalt nearly sent off. I knew this would happen teams know we pound them so that means we are sus on the counter attack which proved this as again frimpong out if position. I'm not saying he's not a gd player I'm saying he's not ready. Yesterday no runs from the right he actually did nothing to create goals. we missed Forrest for this as soon as elhamed comes back frimpong will be in the bench. Patrick thistle left back had frimpong everytime then frimpong stopped running at him. Another penalty he has cost us he's clumsy. But Celtic fans are scared to saying he's not there yet as fans built him up.



15 Jan 2020 16:41:05
Am I right in saying that celtic use to have a rule that a player sent off was not allowed to remove his shirt in anger or that?

Seen a video of big Billy racing up the line to warn a player not to do it after getting sent of against the mob and just seen another of doyle and McCloud forcing burns to get it back on when he whacked wee Strachan.

Something at the back of my brain says there was but am not sure.





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24 Jan 2020 17:34:25
Aye I had heard of dembele and most people had. Spurs tried to buy him at 6 million quid.
Ntcham I had also heard of and had actually seen play.
Just because you hadn't heard of them they were punts and untested 😂

Untested in scottish football, what kind of nonsense comment is that? 😂😂😂
So if messi or Ronaldo signed youd be calling them untested 😂😂😂

Celtic didn't take a punt as you put it. These guys were all TESTED and had experience at a level higher or at least on THE level with scottish football.

Untested is the likes of bayo and shevd. They guys are punts.




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24 Jan 2020 09:28:53
Dembele had played over 60 games for Fulham including game in the EPL and championship

Ntcham had played played over 40 games in the Serie A

Jullien had played over 100 times for Toulouse in ligue 1

Wouldn't call any of them untested.




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24 Jan 2020 08:01:26
Cant say a know much about him but sometimes these guys end up steals and other times they are flops.
Could end up an agathe or could be a hayes
Could be a riorden or a McDonald

Look at guys like Gravesen we got from madrid then paul Hartley from hearts.
If we all had a choice between the 2 wed all have picked Tommy G but Hartley was by far the better signing.
Only time will tell.




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23 Jan 2020 19:39:14
Danny your always worried.




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22 Jan 2020 09:26:11
Only because rangers were in dire straits? Hhhhhmmmmm
So your totally disregarding the fact he done it at champions league level?
Disregarding that he done it for Fulham before sign for us and continues to do it in France?
Have a word with yourself.





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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.}



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26 Jan 2020 21:11:28
Would think the major one would be Hooper. Think ledley regretted trying to strong arm a better contract and realising to late that he should stay.
The rest not so much. VVD is best CB in the world right now.
Wanyama has played at the highest level.
Forster had a good ride till recently

That's football. Players come and go. Hoops are what stays and what we support.




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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.}



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26 Jan 2020 19:06:10
Naw sinky was moved on against MY bloody wishes.
Samaras was done. No top player has been punted when he wants to stay.




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26 Jan 2020 19:01:47
He never had a choice to stay to be fair.