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The final dice on what could become our second nine-in-a-row season is set to be cast.  I expect business to be done but the usual caveats apply, it takes agent, player, selling club and buying club to be in alignment for a deal to happen and if one gets cold feet a deal will not happen.

For me, the position of greatest need is central defence.  Jozo Simunovic and Nir Bitton are enduring injury problems which have forced their absence for much of the campaign.  The loss of multiple wingers is less a concern, as I realllllly hope we play three at the back and two strikers for much of the remainder of the season.

Buckle in!!

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  1. DENIABHOY on 31ST JANUARY 2020 1:48 PM

     

    Big Wavy – brilliant. A bit of Lamborghini limbo dancing too.

     

     

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    Dominated by lithe gangsters in Glasgow I believe….

  2. onenightinlisbon on

    Think we should judge when the window closes. Neil’s pressers have been poor in relation to players coming in and he should just learn to say nothing. Gets the fans hopes up and then possibly dashes them. I would be extremely disappointed if we had no winger and centre back by 12 tonight. I wouldn’t be surprised as our board are prepared to gamble with 9 but not in the transfer market.

  3. Difference between the supports.Huns sign a loanee, eruptions of joy across the city.

     

    “Class act”Deffo 55 now”,”Saw him play in Euros,fantastic””Wonderful signing”.

     

    One other lovely comment someone should show Hagi

     

    “Thank fek we signed him before the deadline tonight.Enough Eastern Europeans soiling our beloved United Kingdom”.

     

    Welcome to Dignity FC.

  4. a proper tough centre half required for the league we play in to add to the softies we currently have.

  5. Scott Sinclair should have stayed.. and played.. jack Hendry? O’Connell? why send players away…

  6. MARADOMINIC on 31ST JANUARY 2020 1:57 PM

     

    Scott Sinclair should have stayed.. and played.. jack Hendry? O’Connell? why send players away…

     

     

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    I know the answer to the Jack Hendry question…..:)

  7. Siempre Celtic (formerly Traditionalist88) on

    BIG WAVY on 31ST JANUARY 2020 1:05 PM

     

    Does Dry January officially end in February or the 31st itself?

     

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    Like Easter it can vary but usually falls sometime between January 5th-8th

     

     

    HH

  8. Siempre Celtic (formerly Traditionalist88) on

    I’ll be a little surprised if Lawrence Shankland ends the day at Dundee Utd.

     

     

    I know Dundee Utd are a good club and have been a good club for him but they play in the Scottish Championship, and money talks.

     

     

    Whatever is said about his all round game, and I havent seen enough of him, but goals change games and he has some record.

     

     

    I’d be surprised if no struggling English Championship club makes an offer at least.

     

     

    That said would then be great if Dundee Utd were in a position to reject it.

     

     

    From our point of view I can only assume we have decided he is not quite at the level required…

     

     

    HH

  9. I believe someone got paid to write this headline “EXCLUSIVE! Ianis Hagi’s journey to Rangers laid bare as star tipped to be ‘one of the world’s greatest’. So they are really going for it in an effort to stop 9-in-a-row with this 6 month U21 loanee.

  10. sHANKLAND WAS A FREE AGENT IN THE SUMMER AND NO ONE WENT IN FOR HIM cOULD HAVE DONE A TURN FOR ANY spl TEAM..INCLUDING US FROM BENCH

  11. MNCelt

     

     

    If they win it, they’ll write more than that.

     

     

    It’s a bit too tight for comfort atm. Get a fully fucntioning CH in and I might sound more bullish…

  12. maradomic

     

     

    Given Mikey Johnson’s injury problems it might also have been a better idea to keep Louis Morgan also. Most sentient supporters would prefer to keep the players that are fit and available, including those you mentioned, unfortunately that is not the Lenny way. Lenny sees himself as some kind of Seer. He sees a future for Jozo! Sadly some fans “see” things the same way. Did you know that there was a Martin (Morton) Commpner CSC? That is what we are up against.

  13. playfusbal4dguilders on

    BOB LOBLAW on 31ST JANUARY 2020 1:22 PM

     

     

    I’d like us to be more than fractions ahead in Scotland, 100% qualified for CL back in Aug/Sept and not worried if we’re going to have a fit defence to face Copenhagen and hopefully others in the EL in Feb March.

     

     

    Small spending on what the manager asked for might have helped with above.

     

     

    just my thoughts

     

     

    play

  14. ‘The final dice on what could become our second nine-in-a-row season is set to be cast. ‘

     

     

    That’s it in a nutshell. Rolling the dice at the last minute. Simply not good enough.

  15. 67 European Cup Winners on

    BOB LOBLAW on 31ST JANUARY 2020 1:22 PM

     

    You sound like the CEO of Nokia when he was asked about the threat from a Apple !!!!!

     

     

    67ECW

  16. No bids for Cosgrove from anywhere? Or, as noted above, Shankland?

     

     

    Looks like even championship teams don’t rate players that are scoring for fun up here.

     

     

    I can’t believe the huns have not snapped LS up. 1-2 million and he’ll score barrow loads for them.

  17. !!BADA BING!! on 31ST JANUARY 2020 1:53 PM

     

    Jordan Ibe fae Bournemouth rumour, another expensive flop

     

     

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    Hardly kicked a ball in ages.

     

     

    Would need time to get up to speed. No thanks. Maybe the summer.

  18. DAVID17 on 31ST JANUARY 2020 2:30 PM

     

     

    That’s it in a nutshell. Rolling the dice at the last minute. Simply not good enough.

     

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    Do you really think the squad that’s top of the league and has won 16 out of 17 games is incapable of winning the league without signings?

  19. playfusbal4dguilders on

    Jordan Ibe is what happens when you ask who’s available at the end of Jan, rather than who do you want in the middle of Dec.

     

     

    p

  20. Imagine if I had the same level of confidence in myself that some Celtic fans have in Rangers…

  21. glendalystonsils on

    timaloy29

     

    Do you really think the squad that’s top of the league and has won 16 out of 17 games is incapable of winning the league without signings?

     

     

    The squad is more than capable of winning the league on paper . The problem is our extensive injury list. A long term injury to one or more of Forrest, Julien or Ajer on top of that could threaten the 9.

  22. Since when did Jullien and Ajer,become average,soft CHs.Ask Kenny Miller how soft Jozo is.In a week or two we will have Biton,Elhamed back.ElHamed who played a lot of his time at CH.Just who would the moaners bring in.Some saying the guy from Motherwell.WHO ?.That’s who you get to come in and be prepared to wait on someone getting injured.How the fek we are top of the league with the first trophy in the bag,bewilders me.

     

    Elyanoussi and Soro to come in to a team that ,no matter what some think,are winning.How many bloody players do you want.

  23. The hands cant hit what the eyes cant see on

    @ TIMALOY29 on 31ST JANUARY 2020 2:34 PM

     

     

    It’s about the probability of winning. At present we are favourites, but not by much. I just want our cavernous financial advantage to be translated into a greater footballing advantage which would increase the probability of winning the league.

  24. TIMALOY29 on 31ST JANUARY 2020 2:34 PM

     

     

    You’d think that the first 30 minutes on Wednesday when we were excellent might have helped with the nerves but apparently not. I’m

     

    Not sure how much better we could have been

  25. THE HANDS CANT HIT WHAT THE EYES CANT SEE on 31ST JANUARY 2020 2:43 PM

     

     

    Did you see the game on Wednesday?

     

     

    I’m sure you enjoyed our third game in a row where we scored more than 2 goals

  26. The hands cant hit what the eyes cant see on

    @ TURKEYBHOY on 31ST JANUARY 2020 2:43 PM

     

     

    You seem to think that we won’t get further injuries this season. Elhamed, Jozo and Bitton are all fairly unreliable.

     

     

    If the favoured formation if 3-5-2, we cannot go into the rest of the season relying on those 3. Additionally, Lenny has stated that he wants 4 strikers for two positions. If so, 6 CBs for 3 positions is hardly outlandish. Particularly as two of the aforementioned are not natural CBs and even Ajer is a converted CB.

     

     

    There is no need to gamble with 9.

  27. David 17,

     

     

    “Rolling the dice at the last minute”

     

    Sorry,Idont see that.Apart from the know fek all media,and a few on here who believe them.

     

    I am delighted with our squad.If we could not get Benkovic,I don’t want some lucky to be on the bench type.We had Jack Hendry for that.He went down well,did he not.

     

    The same greeting every window.Funnily enough,we just keep on winning.

  28. The hands cant hit what the eyes cant see on

    @ CELTIC40ME on 31ST JANUARY 2020 2:47 PM

     

     

    Great first half. 3-5-2 is the way forward.

  29. 67 European Cup Winners on

    As a PL fan I must admit to being a bit underwhelmed by our CEO in this window

     

    In any other window I get the cat and mouse of buying footballers

     

    But I can only think of 2 occasions in our history when we have an opportunity to win 9 in a row

     

    And I can only think of one occasion (now) when we have had the financial muscle to influence the outcome

     

    IMHO Our only ambition should be to secure 9 in a row (anything else is cream)

     

    For clarity I would rather win the league than the EL in 2020

     

    At 2.45 in the afternoon on deadline day i’m not sure PL has excelled himself and given NL a bit more quality to improve the chances of winning 9

     

    It could be argued that we have enough and perhaps we do – but a little more insurance would be nice

     

    Especially as we have the money

     

    However our CEO has a habit of pulling the proverbial rabbit from a last minute hat

     

    Only time will tell

     

     

    67ECW

  30. The Hands,

     

     

    Dear God,every team gets injuries.Are you saying we should just sign guys,in case of an injury.We would have a 1st team pool of 35 players.We can only get 5 on the bench.Would the rest sit in the stands.

     

    This nonsense just gets worse.

  31. THE HANDS CANT HIT WHAT THE EYES CANT SEE on 31ST JANUARY 2020 2:49 PM

     

     

    Thumbs up. Significant improvement since the break, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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