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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
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Champions League Semi Final
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Champions League Quarter Finals
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Last 16
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Third in the group and Europa League
35 (26.3%)
Bottom of the group
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13815 on: February 11, 2019, 12:40:16 PM »
Celtic still need a main striker with game time under his belt.
I mean Edouard. 
The other new guy needs game time too as a backup... Griffiths as well.. if he is back.

Weah is a fantastic wee forward but too young and inexperienced to shoulder such a burden.
Burke v good and rapidly getting his groove back... but isn't a central striker.

It is appalling to watch the refs cartel back in action giving anything they can to this new incarnation of 'rangers'.

Main street... every time I see James Forrest play I think of you old pal !!!  ;)
That's not too shabby, to be remembered when witnessing the dynamically talented James Forrest :) He's done very well since his days of playing for 5 minutes  - out for a month.
It's ok MS
I am only messing...
You didn't see enough of him at the time to spot the pot erntial!
I also like reminding my brother of the time he complained Larsson looked rubbish when he first joined Celtic... again I disagreed at that juncture!

Always fun to remind... ;)
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13816 on: February 11, 2019, 02:05:20 PM »
Celtic still need a main striker with game time under his belt.
I mean Edouard. 
The other new guy needs game time too as a backup... Griffiths as well.. if he is back.

Weah is a fantastic wee forward but too young and inexperienced to shoulder such a burden.
Burke v good and rapidly getting his groove back... but isn't a central striker.

It is appalling to watch the refs cartel back in action giving anything they can to this new incarnation of 'rangers'.

Main street... every time I see James Forrest play I think of you old pal !!!  ;)
That's not too shabby, to be remembered when witnessing the dynamically talented James Forrest :) He's done very well since his days of playing for 5 minutes  - out for a month.
It's ok MS
I am only messing...
You didn't see enough of him at the time to spot the pot erntial!
I also like reminding my brother of the time he complained Larsson looked rubbish when he first joined Celtic... again I disagreed at that juncture!

Always fun to remind... ;)
I do remember that about Forrest and also remember you not quite seeing the blatantly evident potential of VVD.

Btw, I thought Arsenal had bought a dud in T Henry.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13817 on: February 11, 2019, 03:08:56 PM »
Celtic still need a main striker with game time under his belt.
I mean Edouard. 
The other new guy needs game time too as a backup... Griffiths as well.. if he is back.

Weah is a fantastic wee forward but too young and inexperienced to shoulder such a burden.
Burke v good and rapidly getting his groove back... but isn't a central striker.

It is appalling to watch the refs cartel back in action giving anything they can to this new incarnation of 'rangers'.

Main street... every time I see James Forrest play I think of you old pal !!!  ;)
That's not too shabby, to be remembered when witnessing the dynamically talented James Forrest :) He's done very well since his days of playing for 5 minutes  - out for a month.
It's ok MS
I am only messing...
You didn't see enough of him at the time to spot the pot erntial!
I also like reminding my brother of the time he complained Larsson looked rubbish when he first joined Celtic... again I disagreed at that juncture!

Always fun to remind... ;)
I do remember that about Forrest and also remember you not quite seeing the blatantly evident potential of VVD.

Btw, I thought Arsenal had bought a dud in T Henry.
I also thought arsenal were mad playing a winger up front!

VVD was not what Celtic needed at the back. I prefer a defender who can defend.
He is looking like a great defender now, as all around him can't defend!
He's good... but he woukdnt be as good an out and out defender as benkovic or even boyata or Jozo..
Delighted to have punted him and taken the money!
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13818 on: February 11, 2019, 04:51:18 PM »
Celtic still need a main striker with game time under his belt.
I mean Edouard. 
The other new guy needs game time too as a backup... Griffiths as well.. if he is back.

Weah is a fantastic wee forward but too young and inexperienced to shoulder such a burden.
Burke v good and rapidly getting his groove back... but isn't a central striker.

It is appalling to watch the refs cartel back in action giving anything they can to this new incarnation of 'rangers'.

Main street... every time I see James Forrest play I think of you old pal !!!  ;)
That's not too shabby, to be remembered when witnessing the dynamically talented James Forrest :) He's done very well since his days of playing for 5 minutes  - out for a month.
It's ok MS
I am only messing...
You didn't see enough of him at the time to spot the pot erntial!
I also like reminding my brother of the time he complained Larsson looked rubbish when he first joined Celtic... again I disagreed at that juncture!

Always fun to remind... ;)
I do remember that about Forrest and also remember you not quite seeing the blatantly evident potential of VVD.

Btw, I thought Arsenal had bought a dud in T Henry.
I also thought arsenal were mad playing a winger up front!

VVD was not what Celtic needed at the back. I prefer a defender who can defend.
He is looking like a great defender now, as all around him can't defend!
He's good... but he woukdnt be as good an out and out defender as benkovic or even boyata or Jozo..
Delighted to have punted him and taken the money!

Ahhhh here.......
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13819 on: February 11, 2019, 05:15:09 PM »
Celtic still need a main striker with game time under his belt.
I mean Edouard. 
The other new guy needs game time too as a backup... Griffiths as well.. if he is back.

Weah is a fantastic wee forward but too young and inexperienced to shoulder such a burden.
Burke v good and rapidly getting his groove back... but isn't a central striker.

It is appalling to watch the refs cartel back in action giving anything they can to this new incarnation of 'rangers'.

Main street... every time I see James Forrest play I think of you old pal !!!  ;)
That's not too shabby, to be remembered when witnessing the dynamically talented James Forrest :) He's done very well since his days of playing for 5 minutes  - out for a month.
It's ok MS
I am only messing...
You didn't see enough of him at the time to spot the pot erntial!
I also like reminding my brother of the time he complained Larsson looked rubbish when he first joined Celtic... again I disagreed at that juncture!

Always fun to remind... ;)
I do remember that about Forrest and also remember you not quite seeing the blatantly evident potential of VVD.

Btw, I thought Arsenal had bought a dud in T Henry.
I also thought arsenal were mad playing a winger up front!

VVD was not what Celtic needed at the back. I prefer a defender who can defend.
He is looking like a great defender now, as all around him can't defend!
He's good... but he woukdnt be as good an out and out defender as benkovic or even boyata or Jozo..
Delighted to have punted him and taken the money!

Ahhhh here.......
Here yourself...
He's a footballer...
But the other lads are out and out defenders
Imo

And from what I've seen of him at Celtic and since


He's no lawrenson ...thats for sure.
He is more Marc Reiper.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13820 on: February 12, 2019, 09:21:52 AM »
Celtic still need a main striker with game time under his belt.
I mean Edouard. 
The other new guy needs game time too as a backup... Griffiths as well.. if he is back.

Weah is a fantastic wee forward but too young and inexperienced to shoulder such a burden.
Burke v good and rapidly getting his groove back... but isn't a central striker.

It is appalling to watch the refs cartel back in action giving anything they can to this new incarnation of 'rangers'.

Main street... every time I see James Forrest play I think of you old pal !!!  ;)
That's not too shabby, to be remembered when witnessing the dynamically talented James Forrest :) He's done very well since his days of playing for 5 minutes  - out for a month.
It's ok MS
I am only messing...
You didn't see enough of him at the time to spot the pot erntial!
I also like reminding my brother of the time he complained Larsson looked rubbish when he first joined Celtic... again I disagreed at that juncture!

Always fun to remind... ;)
I do remember that about Forrest and also remember you not quite seeing the blatantly evident potential of VVD.

Btw, I thought Arsenal had bought a dud in T Henry.
I also thought arsenal were mad playing a winger up front!

VVD was not what Celtic needed at the back. I prefer a defender who can defend.
He is looking like a great defender now, as all around him can't defend!
He's good... but he woukdnt be as good an out and out defender as benkovic or even boyata or Jozo..
Delighted to have punted him and taken the money!

Ahhhh here.......
Here yourself...
He's a footballer...
But the other lads are out and out defenders
Imo

And from what I've seen of him at Celtic and since


He's no lawrenson ...thats for sure.
He is more Marc Reiper.
He's one of the best defenders in the world. Being able to play the ball out when he wins it doesn't mean he's too fancy to defend. His positioning is normally excellent. One of the key factors of being a good defender. I can't think of many that I would take instead of him.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13821 on: February 12, 2019, 09:29:17 AM »
Celtic still need a main striker with game time under his belt.
I mean Edouard. 
The other new guy needs game time too as a backup... Griffiths as well.. if he is back.

Weah is a fantastic wee forward but too young and inexperienced to shoulder such a burden.
Burke v good and rapidly getting his groove back... but isn't a central striker.

It is appalling to watch the refs cartel back in action giving anything they can to this new incarnation of 'rangers'.

Main street... every time I see James Forrest play I think of you old pal !!!  ;)
That's not too shabby, to be remembered when witnessing the dynamically talented James Forrest :) He's done very well since his days of playing for 5 minutes  - out for a month.
It's ok MS
I am only messing...
You didn't see enough of him at the time to spot the pot erntial!
I also like reminding my brother of the time he complained Larsson looked rubbish when he first joined Celtic... again I disagreed at that juncture!

Always fun to remind... ;)
I do remember that about Forrest and also remember you not quite seeing the blatantly evident potential of VVD.

Btw, I thought Arsenal had bought a dud in T Henry.
I also thought arsenal were mad playing a winger up front!

VVD was not what Celtic needed at the back. I prefer a defender who can defend.
He is looking like a great defender now, as all around him can't defend!
He's good... but he woukdnt be as good an out and out defender as benkovic or even boyata or Jozo..
Delighted to have punted him and taken the money!

Ahhhh here.......
Here yourself...
He's a footballer...
But the other lads are out and out defenders
Imo

And from what I've seen of him at Celtic and since


He's no lawrenson ...thats for sure.
He is more Marc Reiper.

There he is . . .

Welcome back lynchbhoy!!

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« Reply #13822 on: February 12, 2019, 10:50:28 AM »
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13823 on: February 12, 2019, 09:11:52 PM »
Celtic still need a main striker with game time under his belt.
I mean Edouard. 
The other new guy needs game time too as a backup... Griffiths as well.. if he is back.

Weah is a fantastic wee forward but too young and inexperienced to shoulder such a burden.
Burke v good and rapidly getting his groove back... but isn't a central striker.

It is appalling to watch the refs cartel back in action giving anything they can to this new incarnation of 'rangers'.

Main street... every time I see James Forrest play I think of you old pal !!!  ;)
That's not too shabby, to be remembered when witnessing the dynamically talented James Forrest :) He's done very well since his days of playing for 5 minutes  - out for a month.
It's ok MS
I am only messing...
You didn't see enough of him at the time to spot the pot erntial!
I also like reminding my brother of the time he complained Larsson looked rubbish when he first joined Celtic... again I disagreed at that juncture!

Always fun to remind... ;)
I do remember that about Forrest and also remember you not quite seeing the blatantly evident potential of VVD.

Btw, I thought Arsenal had bought a dud in T Henry.
I also thought arsenal were mad playing a winger up front!

VVD was not what Celtic needed at the back. I prefer a defender who can defend.
He is looking like a great defender now, as all around him can't defend!
He's good... but he woukdnt be as good an out and out defender as benkovic or even boyata or Jozo..
Delighted to have punted him and taken the money!

Ahhhh here.......
Here yourself...
He's a footballer...
But the other lads are out and out defenders
Imo

And from what I've seen of him at Celtic and since


He's no lawrenson ...thats for sure.
He is more Marc Reiper.

There he is . . .

Welcome back lynchbhoy!!
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13824 on: February 13, 2019, 08:56:49 AM »
CELTIC have released their Interim Report for the six months to December 31, 2018.

Operational Highlights

•             Currently top of the SPFL Premiership

•             Winners of the Scottish League Cup for the third season in a row

•             17 home fixtures (2017: 19)

•             Secured European football after Christmas by qualifying for the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League for the second year in a row

Financial Highlights

•             Revenue decreased by 30.1% to £50.0m (2017: £71.5m)

•             Profit from trading was £6.2m (2017: £23.7m)

•             Profit from transfer of player registrations (shown as profit on disposal of intangible assets) £17.6m (2017: £0.5m)

•             Profit before taxation of £18.8m (2017: £19.5m)

•             Profit after taxation of £15.2m (2017: £17.4m)

•             Period end net cash at bank of £38.6m (2017: £30.9m)

•             Period end net cash, net of debt and debt like items, of £37.7m (2017: £17.0m)

CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT

I am pleased to report on our interim results for the period ended 31 December 2018. These show revenue of £50.0m (2017: £71.5m) and a profit from trading of £6.2m (2017: £23.7m). Overall, this resulted in a profit before taxation of £18.8m (2017: £19.5m) and a period end net cash at bank of £38.6m (2017: £30.9m). The introductory page to these interim results summarises the main highlights.

The Club has continued to build on its historic “Double Treble” achieved last year by adding the League Cup trophy in December 2018, the seventh consecutive trophy lifted since Brendan Rodgers joined us, continuing our domestic clean sweep of trophies.  At the time of writing, we remain unbeaten at home in domestic competitions this season and sit 6 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.  We have also made it to the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup.  We were very disappointed not to qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League (a task that continues to be challenging) but qualification from a very difficult group in the UEFA Europa League was a great achievement.

These results reflect the absence of substantial UEFA Champions League revenues in comparison to the same period last year.  But they are counter-balanced by the benefit of player trading, significantly by the permanent transfer of the registration of Moussa Dembele to Olympique Lyonnais.  The profit on disposals of intangible assets of £17.6m (2017: £0.5m) largely represents this sale.   Our period end net cash at bank, as indicated above, was highly satisfactory.  We also enjoyed exceptionally strong trading across all of our commercial bases, including match day sales, hospitality and merchandise.

Our financial commitment to the playing squad, including transfer fees and first team salaries, and the coaching, technical and performance departments is at an all-time high.  During the period we secured the permanent registrations of Emilio Izaguirre and Youssouf Mulumbu and the temporary registrations of Daniel Arzani and Philip Benkovic.  Subsequently, during the January transfer window, we have acquired the permanent registrations of talented young international players Vakoun Bayo, Andrew Gutman, Emanuel Perez and Marian Shved and the temporary registrations of exciting talents Oliver Burke, Jeremy Toljan and Timothy Weah.  Furthermore, the contracts of Kristoffer Ajer, Scott Brown, Ryan Christie, James Forrest, Leigh Griffiths, Michael Johnston, Callum McGregor, Olivier Ntcham and Tom Rogic have been extended.  We believe that we have secured the core of a powerful squad for the Club.  In addition, we are delighted to see the continued emergence of young graduates from our Youth Academy, with Ewan Henderson making his first team debut and Karamoko Dembele signing his first professional contract with the Club.

My fellow directors and I continue to be highly alert to the uncertainties inherent in football and our long held strategy of operating a self-sustaining financial model has delivered stability and success.  The Board and Brendan Rodgers are committed to maintaining that crucial balance between competitive performance for our immediate targets this season and developing the Club for the longer term.   Our key objectives for the remainder of the season are to win the SPFL Premiership, secure The Scottish Cup and build towards the European qualifiers in the summer.

We continue to work on our plans to develop Celtic Park and the surrounding area for our supporters and the City as a whole.  The Fraser of Allander Institute’s economic survey that was commissioned and published in the period highlights the very substantial economic contribution made by Celtic and its supporters each year to the economy of Glasgow and Scotland as a whole.  In putting this important information into the public domain, we seek to encourage the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and other public agencies to recognise the contribution of football in general and Celtic in particular.

Entirely in line with our trading seasonality, we do not expect the same level of financial performance to be achieved during the second half of the financial year. This is due to participating in fewer home fixtures and receiving lower income from European competition. However, due to the positive first half performance of football, media and merchandise sales, the expectation is to achieve a full year profit after tax marginally above previously communicated market expectations, with year end net cash at bank expected to be lower than December, reflecting the increased investment into football personnel. In line with previous years, the ultimate financial performance remains subject to the outcome of key events and fixtures, which typically are not known until the end of the football season.

On behalf of the Board, I thank our fans, shareholders and partners, for their outstanding support and contribution to the ongoing success of Celtic Football Club.

Ian P Bankier

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13825 on: February 13, 2019, 09:53:09 AM »
Really looking forward to the game tomorrow, Feels like a real European buzz for it, think we’ve a real chance of getting through, if we can keep a clean sheet tomorrow I think we will score we’ve loads of fire power and playing with confidence. Think he will start with Burke and keep Eddie for the away game

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13826 on: February 17, 2019, 06:10:13 PM »
That was some joyous ending to the game at Kilmarnock.


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« Reply #13827 on: February 17, 2019, 07:24:15 PM »
That was some joyous ending to the game at Kilmarnock.

Yes, great finish.

Thought the ref was brave sending the Kilmarnock player off. It wont endear him to the SPL top brass.
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« Reply #13828 on: February 17, 2019, 07:30:24 PM »
That was some joyous ending to the game at Kilmarnock.

Yes, great finish.

Thought the ref was brave sending the Kilmarnock player off. It wont endear him to the SPL top brass.
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« Reply #13829 on: February 17, 2019, 10:04:31 PM »
Not sure what Brown got a second booking for? He didn't jump into the crowd, just stood with arms outstretched in front of the stand.