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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
45 (30.6%)
Champions League Semi Final
1 (0.7%)
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38 (25.9%)
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14370 on: May 27, 2019, 09:37:40 AM »
What is pissing me off with people is judging him from previous clubs and they don't know what they're talking about. I thought he done well at Bolton considering the position he was in there when they were bankrupt and couldn't pay the players, he couldn't sign anyone and his hands were tied and as you say done better than he's getting credit for. Again at Hibs i thought he done reasonably well there too considering he was competing against 4-5 clubs with better players and bigger budgets.

As for matches this season...Celtic have been playing like this all season even under BR our performances were not good, NL took over Celtic and played and trained using the same systems as BR and didn't change anything yet people are saying we're playing bad under NL. If this was Ronny Deila i'd be saying the same thing and nothing to do with knowing him or not, anyway as you say just let him at it and hope he gets the funds to sign 4-5 quality players in the summer and take it from there.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14371 on: May 27, 2019, 09:53:43 AM »
What's the latest on Leigh Griffiths? Is he going to be available next year?

Would he be a good option again?


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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14372 on: May 27, 2019, 09:55:51 AM »
Some clowns on here trying to wind up or just spew up crap they read somewhere else...

NL has been offered the job because Celtic feel he's the best candidate available to them, too many people judging him and they don't know him or anything about him. They'll be lining up next season waiting on Celtic to lose their first match so they can say "told you so".  He's a very intelligent guy who knows what he's doing, judge him when the season is over next year when they've played his way and his players...Ohh and being a Catholic from the North of Ireland doesn't make him sectarian or a bigot.

I'm a huge supporter of Neil Lennon but I've been disappointed with the 2 Ramgers gsmes and cup final.  2 wins alright but application and intensity was poor.  No better in second half so worried about getting best out of players.

Major point also is major investment needed in next few weeks.  Any later and it's no good, too late for Europe.  Board needs to back Lennon with money for 5 new quality players.

As I said before, duds must go - trim the squad up.  Too many passengers on big wages and not even kicking a ball for months on end.  Complete waste of money.  Top with with lads from the academy.

The squad is huge. I watched the league presentation last week and couldn't believe the amount of players that were trotted out for their medals. I couldn't name some of them and I'm a bit of a Celtic nerd. Gte rid of 10 of these for a start. NL then needs to be backed with hard cash - no more middle of the road signings as there's enough of them wandering around the place. He needs 4 or 5 quality players in key positions (CB, RB, CM, LM, CF).
Sevco are arguing with Oldham about 100K over some lad no one has ever heard of. Kent will be back in Liverpool or somewhere else in England and buffalo brains cant score against us anyway. On top of all that they have very little money. Lawell needs to open the cheque book and blow them out of the water.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14373 on: May 27, 2019, 10:36:36 AM »
Some clowns on here trying to wind up or just spew up crap they read somewhere else...

NL has been offered the job because Celtic feel he's the best candidate available to them, too many people judging him and they don't know him or anything about him. They'll be lining up next season waiting on Celtic to lose their first match so they can say "told you so".  He's a very intelligent guy who knows what he's doing, judge him when the season is over next year when they've played his way and his players...Ohh and being a Catholic from the North of Ireland doesn't make him sectarian or a bigot.

I'm a huge supporter of Neil Lennon but I've been disappointed with the 2 Ramgers gsmes and cup final.  2 wins alright but application and intensity was poor.  No better in second half so worried about getting best out of players.

Major point also is major investment needed in next few weeks.  Any later and it's no good, too late for Europe.  Board needs to back Lennon with money for 5 new quality players.

As I said before, duds must go - trim the squad up.  Too many passengers on big wages and not even kicking a ball for months on end.  Complete waste of money.  Top with with lads from the academy.

The squad is huge. I watched the league presentation last week and couldn't believe the amount of players that were trotted out for their medals. I couldn't name some of them and I'm a bit of a Celtic nerd. Gte rid of 10 of these for a start. NL then needs to be backed with hard cash - no more middle of the road signings as there's enough of them wandering around the place. He needs 4 or 5 quality players in key positions (CB, RB, CM, LM, CF).
Sevco are arguing with Oldham about 100K over some lad no one has ever heard of. Kent will be back in Liverpool or somewhere else in England and buffalo brains cant score against us anyway. On top of all that they have very little money. Lawell needs to open the cheque book and blow them out of the water.

Looks like Stephen O'Donnell is close to signing for £500k.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14374 on: May 27, 2019, 02:11:54 PM »
Celtic have just completed a treble and according to this clown only 3 Celtic players made it into his "team of the season". Sweet Jasus"

The Scottish domestic season is finally at an end and BBC commentator Rob Maclean picks the 11 players who have most impressed him this term,

4-2-4: A McGregor; Tavernier, Halkett, McKenna, Taylor; Turnbull, C McGregor; Forrest, Morelos, Edouard, Kent.

Goalkeeper - Allan McGregor
The Rangers goalkeeper ended the season with a suspension but for me he was the best between the sticks in Scotland over the whole season. Joe Lewis and Daniel Bachmann more than merit a mention but McGregor has been better than ever at the age of 37, still pulling off game-changing saves.

Defence - James Tavernier, Craig Halkett, Scott McKenna, Greg Taylor
Famous last words but I don't think there can be too much disagreement about who fills the right-back position. It's not just that Rangers captain James Tavernier has scored 17 times. He's also a prolific creator of goals and a natural leader. Tavernier has kept his cool even when others around him have been losing theirs.

When picking my first centre-back I have to reflect on how many times I've picked Livingston skipper Craig Halkett in my team of the week. Livi's loss next season is Hearts' gain. Halkett's still young, about to turn 24, and will continue to develop. A Scotland call-up is not beyond him.


Connor Goldson, Kristoffer Ajer and Stuart Findlay were in my thoughts but I'm going for Scott McKenna, who surely won't be an Aberdeen player for much longer. The powerful 22-year-old will be very much in Steve Clarke's thoughts as the new Scotland head coach builds a team he thinks can qualify for Euro 2020.

If Kieran Tierney had played more he would clearly have been a strong contender for left-back. That means Kilmarnock's Greg Taylor is my selection. The Scotland Under-21 international has been a model of consistency down the left side, both in defence and attack for record-breaking Killie.

Midfield - David Turnbull, Callum McGregor
Only diehard Motherwell fans would have known anything about David Turnbull at the start of the season. What an incredible impact the 19-year-old midfielder has made since breaking through into the first team. He scored 15 goals, played with remarkable maturity and, even under contract, will be much sought after in the summer.

I've picked Callum McGregor so many times this season that it was sometimes difficult to find a new way of describing his amazing contribution. The Celtic playmaker is a class act and has played a massive part in the winning of the treble treble.



Attack - James Forrest, Alfredo Morelos, Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Kent
I'm going for it with a front four and the first name in attack is player of the season James Forrest. He's taken his game to a whole new level with Celtic and Scotland. Forrest scored five times in four days for the national team in November and notched up an impressive total of 22 for club and country.

Odsonne Edouard looked offended when asked if he was nervous taking a penalty on the way to Celtic's Scottish Cup win on Saturday. The 21-year-old Frenchman doesn't do nerves. He just scores goals. The double at Hampden took his total for the season to 23.


Odsonne Edouard equalised from the spot against Hearts and then added a second goal eight minutes from time
Alfredo Morelos has a ridiculous strike rate when you think about how many games he's missed through suspension. The Rangers fans have mixed feelings about their top goalscorer but the 22-year-old Colombian's end of campaign tally of 30 goals speaks for itself.

On the left side of my attack is livewire Rangers winger Ryan Kent. Plenty Premiership defenders will tell you he was unstoppable at times. Steven Gerrard would love to extend 22-year-old's loan from Liverpool but his spell in the Scottish shop window will have alerted bigger spenders to the prospect of doing a permanent deal.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14375 on: May 27, 2019, 05:22:37 PM »
We have to get behind lennon and hope lawwell backs him with quality signings im still annoyed at lawwell carry on with the mc ginn transfer he scored for villa brought them up to premiership today,player of the championship also 2.5 million is peanuts he will be worth 5 times that now.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14376 on: May 27, 2019, 08:11:04 PM »
Some clowns on here trying to wind up or just spew up crap they read somewhere else...

NL has been offered the job because Celtic feel he's the best candidate available to them, too many people judging him and they don't know him or anything about him. They'll be lining up next season waiting on Celtic to lose their first match so they can say "told you so".  He's a very intelligent guy who knows what he's doing, judge him when the season is over next year when they've played his way and his players...Ohh and being a Catholic from the North of Ireland doesn't make him sectarian or a bigot.

Dunno who this is aimed at. Personally I didnít want Lennon to get the job. Maybe I bought into the Rafa story too much. Iím. It sure he is the man to take us to 9 nevermind 10. Iím not convinced he has progressed as a manager but we shall see. He is our manager and he has my backing for whatever that is worth. Hopefully he has the backing of the board in the transfer market too

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14377 on: May 27, 2019, 09:37:15 PM »
We have to get behind lennon and hope lawwell backs him with quality signings im still annoyed at lawwell carry on with the mc ginn transfer he scored for villa brought them up to premiership today,player of the championship also 2.5 million is peanuts he will be worth 5 times that now.

True- that was a farce alright.  He's got potential and Celtic should have got him.  Lawwell messed up big time. 

Was thinking, would James Mc Carthy of Everton be an option for Celtic.  Or too dear and injury prone?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14379 on: June 04, 2019, 08:01:05 PM »
Holy sweet Jesus, wtf is going on there!!

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14380 on: June 04, 2019, 09:04:53 PM »
Well this is depressing reading and apparently its legit

https://mobile.twitter.com/Troublesome1986/status/1135623258370453509

https://celtsarehere.com/chief-football-writer-confirms-celtic-fans-fears-over-transfer-shambles/

Something is not right - is that a spoof.

Sure, if it's true, they could find out who leaked it. Only about 8 in room!!!

Lennon said someone was leaking his team around April - I wonder is there a link?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14381 on: June 04, 2019, 09:17:21 PM »
What a list of possible transfer targets!!!

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14382 on: June 05, 2019, 09:00:21 AM »
Doesn't sound like we are planning on kicking on with developing the squad, more of a we've found our level lets stick to it attitude

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14383 on: June 05, 2019, 03:04:16 PM »
Looks like the biscuit tin has been passed on and is now resident in Lawwell's office.

Lawwell might want to be careful. If he insists on pursuing bargain bucket players to assemble a squad for next season and Celtic do not qualify for the Champions League, that could leave the door open for Sevco to mount a challenge.

If Celtic do not do the 9 I think the fans will turn on Lawwell and he'll eventually be hounded out.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14384 on: June 06, 2019, 04:36:08 PM »
If Celtic do not go on to win 9,10 and 11 given the massive financial superiority they have over Sevco, the entire board sould be sacked.

There is more than enough money in the biscuit tin (+ player sales) to afford 2-3 quality players plus 1-2 prospects each year and keep the club firmly in a healthy fiancial situation.

McGinn deal could have been done for 3mill, easy - bargains are out there.