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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
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37 (25.7%)
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13515 on: October 28, 2018, 11:57:34 PM »
Didn't realise how dominant Rangers were before they couped.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13516 on: October 29, 2018, 08:44:49 AM »
Didn't realise how dominant Rangers were before they couped.

OR didn't realise how financially doped they were and how corrupt the institutions were.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13517 on: October 29, 2018, 11:32:46 AM »
Was in the balance until the Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal gifted the 2nd goal.

Rangers have not won a major title now in 7 years. In this time Celtic have won 7 leagues, 3 Cups and 3 League Cups.  A 13 title gain.

Rangers on 115 are only 10 Domestic titles ahead of Celtic on 105. Before they went bust they were 23 ahead.

On League titles - Rangers have 54 and Celtic 49. The Gap is 5 and was was 12 before they went bust.

They were only founded 6 and a half years ago !!!

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13518 on: October 29, 2018, 01:39:55 PM »
According to https://www.transfermarkt.com/glasgow-rangers/transfers/verein/124

This season - Sevco have spent nearly €12million, recouped around €3million and brought in 9 players + more returning from loan etc

Where the fcuk are they getting the money???

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13519 on: October 29, 2018, 01:57:28 PM »
According to https://www.transfermarkt.com/glasgow-rangers/transfers/verein/124

This season - Sevco have spent nearly €12million, recouped around €3million and brought in 9 players + more returning from loan etc

Where the fcuk are they getting the money???

Is history repeating itself, that's a seriously high level of turnover of players. They will be under pressure to deliver trophies given that level of spending.

You would imagine that the wage bill will have taken a hike also with the amount of bodies incoming and the number of free transfers.


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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13520 on: October 29, 2018, 06:56:42 PM »
They were getting full attendances at Ibrox when they were in the Scottish third Division ,and were paying small wages. They would have earned a bit in the time outside the top flight.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13521 on: October 29, 2018, 10:35:02 PM »
They were getting full attendances at Ibrox when they were in the Scottish third Division ,and were paying small wages. They would have earned a bit in the time outside the top flight.

You obviously haven't followed their "journey" and don't know Scottish football. They overspent massively in the lower teirs when there was no need. Their vanity and sense of entitlement scuppered any chance of them accumulating wealth. To illustrate, below is an interview with ex-Rangers striker (and boyhood Celtic fan) Kevin Kyle ;


Now retired, the 37-year-old, in an interview with Open Goal, criticised the club for “bad financial play” in the contracts they handed out to players while they were in the fourth tier having been accepted into the SFL as it was back then.

Kyle had left Hearts in March 2012 and had been close to signing a deal with St Johnstone after Steve Lomas had offered him “£600-700-a-week” when then Rangers boss Ally McCoist invited him to train at Murray Park for two weeks.

After two weeks Kyle approached McCoist explaining he had an offer to play in the top-flight but Rangers were keen to sign him and negotiate a deal.

“I thought if I can get f*****g £700-800 I’d be over the moon,” he told Simon Ferry.

“I walked in and the gaffer said ‘right Kevin, what are you after?’. I’m not sure what came over me I went ‘I want the same money I was getting at Hearts’. £150,000 a year.

He added: “I went out, f*****g nervous, thinking what have I just said there? I’m thinking I’ve killed myself.”

Rangers came back with an offer of £100,000-a-year with a £1,000 appearance fee on top of that, much to the delight of Kyle.

The former Sunderland and Kilmarnock striker admitted that it was not just him who was receiving substantial money from Rangers for playing in the fourth tier.

He said: “What Ian Black was getting, Temps (David Templeton) was getting, Dean Shiels was getting, should never have got.

“That’s not me disrespecting Rangers that’s just bad, bad financial play from Rangers behalf. I chanced my arm and got a decent deal. Rangers didn’t need to spend all that finance to get out the league they were in.”

They signed top league players to get them out of the bottom teir of Scottish football. This was to play against part time players with day jobs. Players that were playing for £50 a week! As I said a vanity project.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13522 on: October 30, 2018, 09:13:41 AM »
wasn't Jon Daly getting ridiculous money to play for Rangers in the lower tiers as well?. something like 5k a week?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13523 on: October 30, 2018, 09:26:28 AM »
Don't be surprised if Sevco go under again, I've said this before they're throwing all their eggs into one basket for this year and next and if they don't win anything by the end of next season i think they'll go tits up again. If Stevie G wants to replace the players he brought in because they're not good enough then there are a few things wrong there...a) he didn't buy them and believes they're not good enough b) he did buy them and bought duds so the Chairman is now at this stage cropping himself as the saviour will be knocking the door looking more coin c) maybe they're good enough and Stevie G the rookie doesn't know what he's doing...

Could be a mixture of 2 from 3 there but either way unless they win the league this year or next then they're in serious trouble, Celtic can play a big role here as 4 big signings in January should keep them well within our grasp...

We need 2 Centre Halves (as Boyata and Benkovic will be away in January), we need a right back and a centre forward. £20-£25 million could get us 4 quality players that should take us up a level but knowing as i type this that they're prob spend £1.5m on 3 players and one will prob be out of contract somewhere and we'll get him for free >:(
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13524 on: October 30, 2018, 10:40:40 AM »
You'd think the the 'chief scout' would be consistently doing a dossier on players throughout Europe and beyond.  He should, as you say, have a right back, centre back and forward lined up for Jan. This should be updated on a daily basis.

Who is available, out of contract, club history, injuries and character etc.

Would this not make it easier to do, especially when there's only 2 windows nowadays?


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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13525 on: October 30, 2018, 09:36:18 PM »
The so called “Chief Scout “ has a lot to answer for when we’re signing players like Commper (probably spelt wrong as I’ve never seen his name in a team line out), Benkovic looks the part but unfortunately too rich for Celtic!!

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13526 on: October 31, 2018, 09:52:33 PM »
A good few spark ups at the Edinburgh derby.
Hearts' goalie goes to receive the ball from the Hibs fans behind his goal, the ball is sorta thrown to his chest area and he goes to ground clutching his nose, rolling around for what seemed ages. After a late Hearts goal was ruled out, Neil Lennon exploded into life give the still celebrating Hearts fans a good Lurgan goading, for his efforts he received an object into his face and went down like a beached whale.
I have to say, Neil acted the maggot, not just with his goading but the over egging of the impact.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13527 on: November 01, 2018, 12:38:40 AM »
A good few spark ups at the Edinburgh derby.
Hearts' goalie goes to receive the ball from the Hibs fans behind his goal, the ball is sorta thrown to his chest area and he goes to ground clutching his nose, rolling around for what seemed ages. After a late Hearts goal was ruled out, Neil Lennon exploded into life give the still celebrating Hearts fans a good Lurgan goading, for his efforts he received an object into his face and went down like a beached whale.
I have to say, Neil acted the maggot, not just with his goading but the over egging of the impact.


Sure it adds to the drama. The Edinburgh derby is more intense than the Glasgow one these days. Handy win for Celtic but don't get the sycophantic response from some fans. European results are the benchmark for improvement imo. Let's see how the next couple of home legs go. No glory in beating Dundee of the park.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13528 on: November 01, 2018, 07:56:42 AM »
Poor wee lambs in the Hearts support, imagine having to endure a goading. Went to the football to watch their team and NL provoked them into throwing a coin. That wasn't an isolated incident last night or any other time we or Hibs play at Tynecastle. NL did no more than thousands of players or coaches do every week. Cupping an ear, finger to the lips, running along the touchline.......  all reprehensible behaviour in some people's books no doubt.
As for Celtics performance, yes it was only Dundee but earlier in the season we may have toiled in that type of match. We are starting to hit our stride domestically, pity about Europe right enough.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13529 on: November 01, 2018, 11:05:57 AM »
Poor wee lambs in the Hearts support, imagine having to endure a goading. Went to the football to watch their team and NL provoked them into throwing a coin. That wasn't an isolated incident last night or any other time we or Hibs play at Tynecastle. NL did no more than thousands of players or coaches do every week. Cupping an ear, finger to the lips, running along the touchline.......  all reprehensible behaviour in some people's books no doubt.
As for Celtics performance, yes it was only Dundee but earlier in the season we may have toiled in that type of match. We are starting to hit our stride domestically, pity about Europe right enough.
Would you ever cop on, Neil went overboard, way over the limit and considering this was a derby match, his behavior wasn't reprehensible just stupid and foolish.