Deadline day is as it should be


Deadline day is as it should be.  Celtic have completed the business which they hope will see them through to the title in May (or April).  There is a sub-squad of peripheral players who may get a loan, while Giorgos Giakoumakis is expected to leave for Atlanta in the North American closed shop.  The MLS window is open until April, which introduces an anomaly for Celtic to consider.

With two in and two out in defence, a striker in and Giorgos probably heading out, the first team squad is net up a central midfielder – Tomoki Iwata.  Without closing doors on development opportunities open to our recent additions, it is hard to see the value in adding new bodies without others going out.

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  1. Forgot to say in previous post that the main clubs in Portugal don’t just do their shopping in South America but also are adept at scouting the lesser European leagues.

  2. CONEYBHOY on 31ST JANUARY 2023 5:30 PM



    Was it Churchill who sent in the troops during that 1919 strike?



    *aye and it was his da that played the orange card which has seen horrors like “bloody sunday” since then

  3. Tom McLaughlin on




    You were telling us the refs would not allow us to win this league before var was introduced. Since var our lead has increased rather than diminished. You said it again today.



    So when does the big collapse begin?

  4. Tom McLaughlin on 31st January 2023 5:59 pm










    You were telling us the refs would not allow us to win this league



    Where did i say that?

  5. Tom Mc , i don’t get your stance on the scottish referee situation. It seems you think they are fair (?)



    See history of issues with SFA concerning Celtic for indicators. Ange has now stated we need to score more goals to combat the way decisions are made. (like Stein did). WHY should Celtic need to adopt that attitude if we felt the games were managed fairly ?



    I consider myself a balanced rational Celtic supporter – i can’t find any way of accepting PATTERNS of decisions against Celtic and for Rangers as anything but out of the ordinary and in line with normal variations in world football.



    Its ludicrous Rangers have not conceded a penalty despite multiple occasions of ball hitting defenders arms, its ludicrous that rangers play against 10 so regularly , its ludicrous that Celtic are on the receiving end of so much controversy and they are not and finally its ludicrous the amount of penalties they are awarded.



    We are getting away with it due to late goals and great character – sooner or later this will catch up with this team! i’m sure of it.

  6. bournesouprecipe on

    Zombie refs deny Celtic points ?



    Nothing out of this world or even mildly irrational about that ,if you’ve lived our lives. Very nearly managed it more than once and that’s only since VAR.



    It is rational that Sevco could and would have dropped points were it not for blatant cheating and Celtic’s lead would have been more than nine points. When your closest rival continues unabated with zero adverse VAR revised decisions l, Celtic need to be on the very top of our game.



    The league is far from won given the number of games, including two against them.

  7. it must be great to start a game knowing that you are not going to concede a pen ,get one yourself , the other teaming down to 10 men, excessive added on time to aid a victory or shortened added on time to ensure you don’t draw or lose ,mib that are on your side and var decisions always going your way .

  8. sweet BSR. Hmmmm what could his future career be- asking












  9. Heart of Midlothian F.C. v Thems


    cinch Premiership


    01/02/2023 7:45pm Tynecastle Park


    Referee:John Beaton




    David McGeachie




    Ross Macleod


    Fourth Official


    Alan Muir




    Kevin Clancy




    Sean Carr

  10. bigrailroadblues on

    Good evening all from the Imperial Bar. By jingo, you lads like to argue. No problem with that but cut out the snide and personal comments. And that’s just the Moderator. 😂

  11. Premiership


    Games live on SKY


    Season 22/23


    As at 30/01/23 (25)



    Celtic 12


    Rangers 12


    Hearts 4


    Hibs 4


    Aberdeen 3


    Dundee Utd 3


    Livingston 3


    Kilmarnock 2


    Motherwell 2


    St.Johnstone 2


    St.Mirren 2


    Ross County 1



    There has been 3 games not featuring either Celtic or Rangers (12.00%)

  12. We’ve talked about Oh looking good in his 10 mins or so, but I think Iwata looked excellent in his extended run against Morton



    Great passing and positioning

  13. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Coneybhoy on 31st January 2023 6:48PM



    Good starter for 10 on transfer deadline evening. Consider yourself, at home.

  14. I wonder what the team will be that starts the morra?



    And even the team that finishes the game? :)



    Ange really has an abundance of riches.



    Still buzzing I’ll be sitting beside my Son for the first time against newco @ the dump.



    It could be a special day indeed.




  15. The question that needs to be asked and answered is whether, at the end of the day, is whether we are stronger going into what will hopefully be the next twenty games of this season. And the verdict has to be that the Jury is out.




  16. Tomorrow night, i’d like Haskabanovic to get a start. I like his direct style, a bit different

  17. Celtic Mac



    I think Koboyashi is better than Jenz



    Johnston not as good as Juranovic but is defence first so no panic



    Oh vs GG; don’t know yet but we can draw parallels after 38 games(tried this joke 3 times)