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It’s that time again, buckle in!

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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. DAVID17 on 31ST JANUARY 2020 2:55 PM

     

     

    Do you really think the Board are showing intent to win the League and make history and are providing the best possible resources to achieve that?

     

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    I think that the board, Neil Lennon and Hammond did a good job in the summer.

     

     

    If Klimala and Soro turn out great than this is a somewhat successful window.

     

     

    If we pick up a couple of loans to backfill the squad then fine.

  2. prestonpans bhoys on

    BSR

     

     

    The Hibbies behind me not that bothered, don’t rate him. Mind you they think Hagi was too old for the Huns. Rang wan said I!!😱

  3. glendalystonsils on

    The option to play 3 at the back (as per first half at Perth ) is one that will pay dividends domestically at least.

     

    If that option is taken away from the manager , the points may be harder to come by . On Wednesday we didn’t have the (fit) personnel to employ that formation second half and the difference was marked . Elhamed can play CB when fit or RB with the option of moving to CB in required . It’s all a bit iffy though unless we can pull a CB rabbit out of the hat by midnight.

  4. I know the window has not closed yet , but looks like another chance has went bye to improve the team.

     

    Summer transfer window had too many loan signings for my liking.

     

    Very disappointing once again from the club.

  5. And the window slowly descends- don’t expect anymore and, injuries aside I’m reasonably happy – repeat the first half in Perth a few times and we won’t be far away

  6. I am in the Tribe that think we have enough as it is to win the League but still want an extra bit of muscle in as a bit of extra security.

     

    In truth will be well pissed off if we don’t get anyone today.

  7. Just read that we are supposed to be in for Atsu from Newcastle. I hope to god that is not true.

  8. I know B. but we have loaned out quite a few, must have freed up a bit of wages, we can well afford to pay a couple of Loanees. The stakes are high, the Huns are gambling heavy to stop the 9 & get their paws on CL money.

     

    I think we can and should respond and not be complacent.

  9. Will Peter Lawell pay Victor Wanyama 60k per week and a welcome parcel of fish an chips and pint of stout on arrival? Celtic have a very good squad but very bad injury problems. On a serious note, quite surprised that victor did not become one of the top players in the EPL and is looking for a club presently.

  10. onenightinlisbon on

    CORKCELT on 31ST JANUARY 2020 5:12 PM

     

     

    “I think we can and should respond and not be complacent”

     

     

     

    Complacency is our middle name.

     

     

    Lawwell must reckon the gamble is worth it, same as it ever was…..

  11. CORKCELT

     

     

    I think we’ve spent reasonably well ( not closed yet ) in that Neil Lennon has already more than doubled Brendan Rodgers last January window, which had too many loans and not enough quality, we still won the league.

     

     

    He’s be very well backed since he took the job, has signed 14 players, and has now spent more that £20M.

     

     

    We have good players waiting to contribute some of whom can’t get a look in, to the first team, all in all light years ahead of the WGS years.

  12. Time to get out with the family now, don’t expect anything exciting to happen tonight. I’ll have a wee peak before bed though, just to make sure.

  13. glendalystonsils on

    Boyle?……feck off Celtic , he’s too important

     

     

    Kamberi?……..he’s just as important but I’ll just go and gift wrap him fur ye Rainjurrz.

  14. It’s a squad game and you need a squad of at least 20 fit quality players from week to week

     

     

    We have:

     

     

    Forster

     

    Bauer

     

    Ajer

     

    Julien

     

    Taylor

     

    Brown

     

    McGregor

     

    Christie

     

    Forrest

     

    Ntcham

     

    Griffiths

     

    Eduard

     

    Gordon

     

    Klimala

     

    Dembele

     

     

    Not fit enough yet:

     

    Soro

     

     

    Injury prone:

     

    Sunonovic

     

    Rogic

     

     

    Injured:

     

    Elyanoussi

     

    Mikey Johnson

     

    El Hamed

     

    Scott Bain

     

    Frimpong

     

    Bitton

     

     

    So we have 14 maybe 15 fit players for the next 3-4 weeks.

     

     

    I think we need reinforcements to tide us over.

     

     

    D. :)

  15. The Battered Bunnet on

    Don’t you love Wikipedia…

     

     

    “Florian Kamberi (born 8 March 1995) is a professional footballer, who plays as forward for Scottish Premiership club Rangers. Kamberi has previously played for Grasshopper and Karlsruher SC. He represented Switzerland at the under-21 level, and has since been selected for the Albania squad. Wanted for pumping dogs back in Switzerland”

  16. I love it how we are supposed to be ‘realistic’ that a reserve player from Spurs who has hardly kicked a ball this season is ‘out of our league’?.

     

    High wages?….yes

     

    A signing we could make profit on?….hell no

     

    A signing that would show good faith to the supporters who show good faith in celtic every season?….Yes

     

     

    Its funny how a belgian team [bruges??]can get a fee and wages close to completion for big Vic in the summer

     

     

    Sold out by the money men at celtic once again.

     

    A bunch of skin flints and cheapskates who are gambling with there own oblivion.

     

    I love Lenny..I like the current squad however if it all goes tits up this year…we all know who to blame

  17. We head into Sunday with two fit CBs, Johnny Hayes for left wing, Bauer as our only right back.

     

     

    Our injuries may clear up or they may not. We may never see our full squad fully fit. After today, there’s nothing we can do about it.

  18. Go tell the Spartim on

    Thankfully Atsu has decided he wants stay and fight for his place at Newcastle 👍🏾

     

    Scottish nugget on Sky having to reaffirm viewers that Celtic play in Scotland. Sky are a horrible horrible abomination.

     

     

    CB in please, though not getting optimistic esp as another PL acolyte is already raging with him

  19. weebobbycollins on

    Lazydinamite…”I love Lenny..I like the current squad however if it all goes tits up this year…we all know who to blame”

     

    I really don’t think we need Wanyama. He is no longer the hungry player we had. He’s made his fortune…on the other hand, Ismaila Soro is hungry and eager to impress…a much better deal methinks…

  20. The Battered Bunnet on

    Aside the dog bothering…

     

     

    Hibs signed Kamberi on a 3 year deal in June 2018 after he had scored 9 goals in 14 matches following a January loan.

     

     

    The following season, working under (against?) Lenny, he scored 8 goals in 33 league matches.

     

     

    So far this season, he’s played in 20 league matches and scored 3 goals.

     

     

    That’s 53 SPFL matches and 11 goals. He’s up there with George Oakley, strikers-wise.

     

     

    If I was Leanne Dempster, I’d have gift wrapped him as well.

  21. Lennybhoy/Catman

     

    Anything doing tonight or can we save ourselves the anxiety of waiting and expecting ?

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