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Steve Clarke made the right call to leave Leigh Griffiths out of his Scotland squad for the right reasons, saying, “I feel we should just give him a little bit more time to settle into the role again at Celtic…a fully fit, firing, sharp Leigh Griffiths will always be good for us.”  It is difficult to get a quiet period of normality when you are a high profile football player, but that’s what Leigh needs, while simultaneously getting back to what he does as a top football player.

International football is a tax on Celtic, as more of our players feature in full or youth squads than our direct competitors, most of whom get international fortnights off.  It’s a pity Callum McGregor and James Forrest are not also rested.

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  1. Fergusblues and David66 I get that many Celts are nervous in this 9IAR year. Buying proven doesn’t mean you get quality. We have been there so many times and been hugely disappointed. So it’s is not necessarily less risky buying in an old heads this year against a tried and proven formula. Celtic have done very well developing players like KT , and many others some of whom still feel honoured to wear the hoops, who were nobody’s when they started but who had heart, spirit, skill and the attitude that we need for players who want to wear the green and white. We have developed players by giving them the right support, by giving them incentives to be green and white hero’s and to be themselves. Remember Sutton went from Blackburn and sos and had a crap first game for chelski. He never recovered and we got ourselves a player. Please give the new bhoys, even the prospects, time to gel and to know what it means to be Celtic. It is a long season. We will need all of the squad and all of the support we can give to get past the establishment sfa mibs, ragtops, bbc media and anyone who will suffer when we lift the SPL trophy and match our own 9IAR record. We are dominating. Enjoy. Keep the faith. Give NFL the chance he deserves to make history and live in their nightmares. Hail Hail

  2. mullet and co 2 on

    We are now in a farcical scenario were fans are scouting affordable targets en masse.

     

     

    We have known since the decision to sell Tierney last year that we needed a left back. There’s hundreds of left backs capable of playing for Celtic and we let 2 go and sign 1.

     

     

    Same scenario at right back.

     

     

    We need a replacement for Brown. What are we doing about that?

     

     

    We have £50m in cash. The income for the year including the money from Tierney (some of that cash) will need to be used to cover costs. Those costs will be nothing like £50m. So why are we not spending this on a transfer fee? There are no listed contingent liabilities.

     

    The net cash at the bank next year is likely to be about £40m by June. Then we will sell an Edouard or an Ntcham or an Ajer.

     

    I don’t get it at all.

  3. Did we not already buy a ready made LB and play him in his proper position?

     

     

    Bolingoli was a player wanted by his coach who played for an Austrian club in a more competitive league than ours. A mid table Austrian club would mollicate a mid table SPFL outfit.

     

     

    He is not yet an internationalist for the Congo or Belgium.

     

     

    Jozo is not yet a full internationalist either. Hatem has barely 6 caps, Kris Ajer has 10 and I am unsure if Bitton has played CB for Israel

     

     

    Jack Henry does have 3 full caps though.

     

     

     

    The only way we know if a player is ready for Celtic is if they come to Celtic and prove it.

     

     

    Gary Gillespie, Wayne Biggins, Tony Cascarino, Thomas Graveson and Freddie Lljungberg were all “proven” elsewhere and turned out to be shocking for us.

     

     

    Whoever our new back up is- we’ll soon see what they can do

     

     

    Aff to work

  4. traditionalist88 on

    SETTING FREE THE BEARS FOR RES. 12 & OSCAR KNOX on 28TH AUGUST 2019 8:40 A

     

     

    Jack Henry does have 3 full caps though.

     

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    Nike, Puma and another he got in the Dundee branch of the Dundee FC megastore, belters apparently ;)

     

     

    HH

  5. Mullet and co2 “@ 8:22

     

    `I don’t get it at all.`

     

     

    That is true for all of us on here. We have one or two who get some inside information but, for the rest, your concluding comment is the case for all of us.That should temper the tone of opinions but it does not.

     

    In the end, I think it comes down to whether or not a person is negative or positive in general.There will be many reasons for which ever trait is true for each of us but I feel that the anti-Celtic bias in Scotland is peravsive and plays a big part in generating unrest among our support.

     

    That, of course, does not mean that everything in the Celtic garden is rosy but it is surely an important factor in determining that the failings,real or otherwise,are highlighted more than the positives.

     

     

    JJ

  6. Surely it cannot make good business sense to have a lot if cash just sitting in a bank account.?

     

     

    However first to admit I’m no Adam Smith and not really qualified to give an informed educated opinion.

  7. traditionalist88 on

    GREENPINATA on 28TH AUGUST 2019 8:51 AM

     

    Surely it cannot make good business sense to have a lot if cash just sitting in a bank account.?

     

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    Lets ask Bury or Bolton!

     

     

    HH

  8. Will @SkySportsNews dare have @JimWhite on discussing what happens to clubs in Liquidation

  9. Reading back a few pages,and interest in a game involving a 4th rate European team,hoping they lose as we MAYBE bid for their LB? If that was FF,we would be pissing ourselves, this is what we’ve become under Lawwell.

  10. traditionalist88 on

    !!BADA BING!! on 28TH AUGUST 2019 9:22 AM

     

     

    They may have a low reputation and are probably bang average, and we have beaten them so many times I thought we owned them anyway, but Rosenborg got closer to the CL than we have managed in our last two attempts which suggests they may have a player or two worth a look.

     

     

    HH

  11. The original article the BBC Posted.

     

     

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    Bolton and Bury: A message from a football club that bounced back

     

    27 August 2019

     

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    “At the time it’ll feel like the worst thing in the world but, just maybe, it’s the start of something new.”

     

    Grace McGibbon knows how it feels to lose a football team. But she also knows how to start one.

     

    So that’s her message for League One’s Bury and Bolton. After money problems, both could be thrown out of English football if they don’t find new owners by tonight, with the deadline having already passed.

     

    Grace’s own team Clydebank FC disappeared from her town in 2002.

     

    Now she’s the chairman.

     

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    Grace McGibbon went from fan to chairman of Clydebank FC

     

    “Clydebank was a massive football club,” she tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

     

    “We played in all divisions in the Scottish league. For a small town we had a massive football club and a massive football heritage.”

     

    But the club got into financial problems and was eventually sold. The new owners moved it to another town and renamed it. She says it was “heart-wrenching”.

     

    “The fans were from all different backgrounds, but the one thing we had in common was Clydebank Football Club,” she says.

     

    “All of a sudden that’s taken away from you and you have all these people who have nothing to do on their Saturday afternoons.”

     

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    Two seasons later, in 2003, Clydebank was brought back by the fans, who now own it together.

     

    Something Grace would encourage Bolton and Bury to do if they have to.

     

    “You can be reborn,” she tells Newsbeat. “You can start again. It won’t be the same, it’ll be a lot of hard work and a lot of heartache but it’s not the end.”

     

    Clydebank’s members pay an annual subscription to own an equal share in the club.

     

    They play non-league football and it’s run entirely by volunteers who look after things like the finances, advertising and sponsorship.

     

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    “It’s everything from making cups of tea and serving pies at half time. It’s giving as much or as little time as you can,” she says.

     

    “I’m the chairman, I’m the treasurer – it’s almost a full-time job sometimes.

     

    “We’ve got people who source the merchandise, there are people who source team kit… people have to find a whole new set of skills just to get a team up and running.”

     

    As for Bury and Bolton – a potential buyer has said it’s unable to proceed with its takeover of Bury.

     

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    Things are looking equally bad for Bolton, whose takeover plans collapsed at the weekend.

     

    But if they can’t be saved, Grace reckons the fans have enough passion to follow Clydebank’s lead.

     

    “It may be the start of something new. It’ll not happen instantly but their support base is ten-fold what ours is.

     

    “They have people there who can do this, they just need to realise it, rally together and have a bit of self-belief.”

     

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    Bolton Wanderers and Bury FC mascots stand together in support of each other

     

    How have other teams been resurrected?

     

    Lancashire team Accrington Stanley had a six-year gap from going bust in 1962 to starting over in 1968. Showing that teams can come back, they were promoted to League One for the first time in their history during the 2017-18 season.

     

    Supporters stepped in to save Wimbledon FC in 2002 after an FA ruling relocated the club to Milton Keynes. Six weeks later, fans created AFC Wimbledon to preserve the 104-year history. They now play in League One as well.

     

    Darlington FC is another club that was saved by supporters when in 2012 the club went into administration for the third time in its history. Since then it’s been fan-owned.

     

    And in Scotland, Rangers went into administration and liquidation in 2012 with the club’s assets being bought by a separate company – Sevco Scotland Ltd – which changed its name to The Rangers Football Club Limited.

     

    The team plays in the Scottish Premiership but even today some fans consider the old Rangers FC to be gone forever.

     

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    Grace McGibbon, Clydebank FC chairman, with Bolton and Bury badgesImage copyrightDAVID BROCKETT/CLYDEBANK FC/GETTY IMAGES

     

    “At the time it’ll feel like the worst thing in the world but, just maybe, it’s the start of something new.”

     

    Grace McGibbon knows how it feels to lose a football team. But she also knows how to start one.

     

    So that’s her message for League One’s Bury, who’ve been thrown out of English football after money problems. Bolton could also go the same way if they can’t find new owners.

     

    Grace’s own team Clydebank FC disappeared from her town in 2002.

     

    Now she’s the chairman.

     

    Grace McGibbon went from fan to chairman of Clydebank FCImage copyrightDAVID BROCKETT/CLYDEBANK FC

     

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    Grace McGibbon went from fan to chairman of Clydebank FC

     

    “Clydebank was a massive football club,” she tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

     

    “We played in all divisions in the Scottish league. For a small town we had a massive football club and a massive football heritage.”

     

    But the club got into financial problems and was eventually sold. The new owners moved it to another town and renamed it. She says it was “heart-wrenching”.

     

    “The fans were from all different backgrounds, but the one thing we had in common was Clydebank Football Club,” she says.

     

    “All of a sudden that’s taken away from you and you have all these people who have nothing to do on their Saturday afternoons.”

     

    Clydebank FC celebrate a goalImage copyrightSTEVIE DOOGAN

     

    Image caption

     

    Clydebank FC celebrate a goal

     

    Two seasons later, in 2003, Clydebank was brought back by the fans, who now own it together.

     

    It’s something Grace would encourage Bury to do now, and Bolton if they have to.

     

    “You can be reborn,” she tells Newsbeat. “You can start again. It won’t be the same, it’ll be a lot of hard work and a lot of heartache but it’s not the end.”

     

    Clydebank’s members pay an annual subscription to own an equal share in the club.

     

    They play non-league football and it’s run entirely by volunteers who look after things like the finances, advertising and sponsorship.

     

    Skip Twitter post by @clydebankfc

     

     

    Clydebank FC

     

    @clydebankfc

     

    What a night under the lights 😍

     

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    “It’s everything from making cups of tea and serving pies at half time. It’s giving as much or as little time as you can,” she says.

     

    “I’m the chairman, I’m the treasurer – it’s almost a full-time job sometimes.

     

    “We’ve got people who source the merchandise, there are people who source team kit… people have to find a whole new set of skills just to get a team up and running.

     

    Bolton Wanderers and Bury FC mascots stand together in support of each otherImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES

     

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    Bolton Wanderers and Bury FC mascots stand together in support of each other

     

    On Tuesday, Bury were expelled by the English Football League after a takeover bid collapsed.

     

    Bolton were given 14 days to find a buyer or prove they’ve got the money to finish the season, or they’ll be kicked out too.

     

    Grace reckons both clubs have fans with enough passion to follow Clydebank’s lead.

     

    “It may be the start of something new. It’ll not happen instantly but their support base is ten-fold what ours is.

     

    “They have people there who can do this, they just need to realise it, rally together and have a bit of self-belief.”

     

    How have other teams been resurrected?

     

    Lancashire team Accrington Stanley had a six-year gap from going bust in 1962 to starting over in 1968. Showing that teams can come back, they were promoted to League One for the first time in their history during the 2017-18 season.

     

    Supporters stepped in to save Wimbledon FC in 2002 after an FA ruling relocated the club to Milton Keynes. Six weeks later, fans created AFC Wimbledon to preserve the 104-year history. They now play in League One as well.

     

    Darlington FC is another club that was saved by supporters when in 2012 the club went into administration for the third time in its history. Since then it’s been fan-owned.

     

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    When you lie you always get caught out. What an embarrassment they really are.

  12. The BBC have been told to remove this part.

     

     

    And in Scotland, Rangers went into administration and liquidation in 2012 with the club’s assets being bought by a separate company – Sevco Scotland Ltd – which changed its name to The Rangers Football Club Limited.

     

     

    The team plays in the Scottish Premiership but even today some fans consider the old Rangers FC to be gone forever.

     

     

    Brilliant 😂😂😂😂😂

  13. BOGNORBHOY

     

     

    Jim White is on about the perilous position of Bury and Bolton everyday on Talksport.

     

    About how these clubs are on the verge of liquidation and disappearing forever.

     

    He never mentions his own clubs amazing survival from a similar -much worse position.

  14. From ETIMS

     

     

    Roll up Roll up and spend your hard earned cash and we’ll pocket it.

     

     

    CELTIC DIARY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28: THAT’S ALL, FOLKS

     

    August 28, 2019 · by Ralph Malph · in Diary, Latest

     

    For a variety of reasons, it appears that the business of bringing players in to Celtic during this window is now done.

     

     

    The Keiran Tierney money , the clamour of the support and the media claiming a crisis has led to inflated prices being asked for players who would not immediately make the first team, which has kind of closed the local avenue.

     

     

    As for foreign players, they are not guaranteed first team football in a less than glamourous league, and so again, the price would have to be inflated beyond what is considered suitable.

     

     

    We’ll just have to get on with what we’ve got, which realistically should be enough domestically, and possibly even enough to get us through the Europa group stages, where as second seeds, the draw should be kind.

     

     

    However, the real pressure will be in January, as the club must build then to avoid a third consecutive Champions League failure.

     

     

    Thats not to say things can’t change between now and Monday, but at this stage the word is that the best we can hope for are young players on loan, or players no one else wants, the more foreign sounding the better, who won’t mind reserve football for a while.

     

     

    Either that or someone will phone Dudu again…

     

     

    As for players going, Scott Sinclair, the subject of a campaign to get him off the wage bill, has reportedly turned down a move to the United States. thats no surprise, why would he uproot his young family when he’s more or less got until January off and a decent wedge going into his bank every week ?

     

     

     

     

    All of this may be linked to the rumours surrounding Dermot Desmond, which concern his long term interest in the club. We hear that there has already been one offer from the United States, and it was rejected. More are expected.

     

     

    One thing to keep an eye on is the Co-op loan. If that gets paid off, it’s a pretty conclusive sign that he’s out of here…

     

     

    As for the current board, regardless of whether Desmond stays or not, expect a few changes. Their mentality is rather conservative, and things appear to be growing somewhat stale.

     

     

     

     

    The Scotland squad for the games against Russia and Belguim was announced yesterday, and one notable absentee was Leigh Griffiths, as manager Steve Clark reckons he’s not quite ready yet.

     

     

    Thats a diplomatic way of saying Griffiths would rather cpncentrate on his club career at the moment…which suits me.

     

     

    Especially with the season defining return game in Stockholm tomorrow.

     

     

    This will be a test of the managers maturity and game management skills. Can he get his message across to the players effectively, and can they show a level of professionalism to keep the /swedes at bay in front of what will be a hostile crowd ?

     

     

    They need to score three more goals than Celtic, so perhaps its a good time to practice sidieways football again..and just use the pace of the forwards to try to snatch a goal or two.

     

     

    Speaking of hostile crowds…the other lot are in action, under the watchful eye of UEFA…

     

     

    You Retweeted

     

     

     

    We Are The Teddy Bears 1690

     

     

     

     

    @We1690

     

     

    To all my fellow bears. On Thursday night a section of out support is being closed for singing our songs to protest against the corrupt UEFA I propose the whole stadium sing The Billy Boys for all the UEFA c**ts to hear. They won’t silence us. WATP

     

    Absolutely…go for it…who are they to tell you guys what to sing….?

     

    Celtic’s next domestic game is at Ibrox, and the SFA have allocated Bobby Madden the job of marshalling the game..

     

     

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    Tom Boyd,the ref will be welcomed in his pub,, Media,, ahhhhhhhggggggg. Rangers supporter Madden to referee rangers v celtic game,, Media,, sounds legit.

     

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    In fact, the whole team of matchday officials are kind of leaning towards Ibrox in their outlook, with fourth official Willie young specifically hired as he has a selective ear when it comes to matchday chanting..

     

    Then again, so do the SFA, as this forgotten extract shows…

     

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    Well, that might explain why it’s only UEFA who don’t like their songbook.

     

    Yesteray, Bury were kicked out of the English League. They have been acccused of financial mismanagement , though it’s probably just a consequence of being linked to others of a similar ilk…

     

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    The English league didn’t mess about..they’re gone.

     

     

    They should be offered a place in Scotland. Up here no one cares if you’re solvent or not, and it’s entirely possible to “bounce back ” from liquidation…

     

     

    Roaring Meg

     

     

     

    @RoaringMeg1872

     

     

    Thoughs and prayers with the Bury and Bolton fans and communities today

     

     

    Keep believing, Rangers did

     

     

    Thats right, no matter what the facts are , just keep believing, and everything will turn out nice again.

     

     

    Interestingly, not one news outlet mentions the Rangers liquidation when discussing the problems at Bury…despite the Ibrox club apparently surviving their particular episode..you’d think that someone would help the English club out with some advice.

     

    Yesterday, we had this…

     

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    Owen Mullions August 27, 2019 at 4:42 pm · Edit · Reply →

     

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    ‘Take me to your leader’

     

    ‘It’s Bojo actually’

     

    ‘Fuck! Everybody back in the saucer!’

     

     

    today…

     

     

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  15. Anyone who isn’t following @changeceltic on twitter please do.

     

     

    Celtic are a complete shambles in the transfer market. Every year it’s the same. Trying to get players on the cheap, dragging our feet, waiting until the last possible minute then adding a few sub par loans. ‘We’ll strengthen in January!’ Aye so we will. Time for change!!

  16. HENRIK1967

     

     

    Any chance you could stop cutting and pasting entire articles from other websites and posts from twitter, please?

     

     

    A simple link will do it

  17. HENRIK1967 on 28TH AUGUST 2019 9:47 AM

     

     

     

    ” Lawwell is a cancer”

     

     

    On a Celtic site ???????????

  18. CELTIC40ME on 28TH AUGUST 2019 9:45 AM

     

     

    https://web.archive.org/web/20190827220509/https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49479847

     

     

    This is the original link the BBC posted.

     

     

     

    This is the new edited link.

     

     

    Clydebank FC disappeared in 2002.

     

     

    They rebuilt their club and chairman Grace McGibbon believes Bury can follow their lead.

     

     

    Read: https://bbc.in/2Hu3Q18 #bbcfootball https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1166586205984743430/photo/1

  19. “Henrik” – that’s some read son –

     

    what’s yer ABC figures?

     

     

     

    :0

     

     

    :)))))))))))))))))))

  20. GREENPINATA on 28TH AUGUST 2019 9:48 AM

     

     

    Take it up with @changeceltic on twitter I’m posting what they’ve tweeted it’s a free world you can choose to ignore and scroll on by no hard feelings but others are allowed an opinion although not everyone will agree with what others are posting.

  21. We will have to put up with a lot of laughable guff………..most from Hunfiltraitors………….. which is designed to accentuate any perceived negative angle within Timdom.

     

     

    See it for what it really is………

     

     

    Laughable……………..guff.

     

     

    HHH.

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