JJ and GG contracts


The bonanza we received when Jeremie Frimpong left for Bayer Leverkusen two years ago seems unlikely to be repeated if either Giorgos Giakoumakis or Josip Juranovic leave this month. Jeremie and Josip are both right backs, Josip has just returned from a successful World Cup campaign, whereas Jeremie, even today, has yet to receive a full cap. Giorgos Giakoumakis is apparently available for €4m, less than we earned for the significantly less successful striker, Patryk Klimala, two years ago.

I’m prepared to believe the market has softened since Klimala and Frimpong left but not sufficiently to explain the differences in valuations. Celtic indicated they were open to offers for both (highly unusual in itself) by saying the club was unable to conclude new contracts, despite existing contracts having years left to run.

Either we are prepared to sell players well short of perceived values, or release clauses are working against us. Only one explanation makes sense. Whatever the reason, either unsettled players sign new deals or we are better replacing them.

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  1. Celtic v St Mirren…


    ANY kind of VICTORY Tonight for the Hoops will suffice..


    However, a COMFORTABLE VICTORY for The Bhoys, would be even better ?


    NO injuries either.






  2. MCPHAIL BHOY on 18TH JANUARY 2023 9:02 AM


    Big Jimmy and all, I wonder if the discount code is only being offered to subscribers in Ireland? I have no idea but I do know that the Donegal and Irish Associations here have for many years asked that those who travel for 20 hours every other weekend get something back from the club and not be treated the same (as we are for tv issues) as those who live in Scotland. Incredibly we can never watch Celtic TV live even though the travel involved to watch a game at Celtic Park is huge, especially for midweek.





    I’ve no idea if this is true, I can’t be the only one getting a discount, can I?




    Ive NO IDEA either Mate, about any ” DISCOUNT CODE” ?


    I am 99% sure that I have never been offered one….but Im not too bothered, without sounding selfish ?


    Its CRAZY and GROSSLY UNFAIR that in this day and age, Folk in Ireland cant watch Celtic matches ” LIVE” !



    HH Mate.

  3. GENE on 18TH JANUARY 2023 9:05 AM







    I live in England and got the discount code




    Good on ya, GENE Bhoy.


    HH Mate.

  4. Weebobbycollins on

    “…it looks like Liam throws one of his own before Kent retaliates ?”


    I agree…and I don’t think it was a punch.

  5. I stand corrected me and Gene got a discount, we’re either special (that must be it!) or they’ve realised how much I’ve paid out on college fees for 4 kids and felt sorry for me!

  6. GENE on 18TH JANUARY 2023 9:14 AM



    Big Jimmy



    I know it’s only available to Celtic TV subscribers.




    I’m in Scotland and get the discount code…

  7. Watching Ben Doak playing against Wolves last night ,someone at Celtic really messed up.by not giving the Bhoy a good contract a17 year old say at that time on 5 or6 grand a week on a four year contract would have been a good bit of business,but no Celtic decided to sell him for a pittance to Liverpool,in a few years down the line his transfer fee will be millions,

  8. TIMBHOY163



    Celtic did not decide to sell Doak to Liverpool for a “pittance”. He was offered a new contract but declined and took up the offer from Liverpool who were only liable for a development fee.



    Scottish Premiership or a shot at one of the top 6 EPL clubs. A no-brainer for the lad.

  9. I’m in England. Celtic TV subscriber. No e-mail and no discount code.



    (looks to the sky and waves fist)



    DAMN YOU LAWELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!







  10. GENE on 18TH JANUARY 2023 9:14 AM and..


    18 YARD MAN on 18TH JANUARY 2023 9:49 AM




    I will probably wait til the start of NEXT Season and then subscribe to CELTIC TV for the YEAR ?


    In the meantime, Im happy enough to get the ” MATCH PASS” for each individual game.


    HH Bhoys.

  11. My team for tonight





    Juranovic CCV Starfelt Bernabei


    Mooy McGregor Hatate


    Forrest Kyogo Maeda



    Subs: Abada, Jota, Turnbull




  12. Coneybhoy,



    Unleash Johnston, Haksa and Jota from the off.



    These bassas will park the bus and JF (who I love) can’t break to the line anymore.



    Otherwise, bang on young fella.




  13. I THINK we could see, Tony,Jenz,ORiley,Haksa,Jamesy,\ Abada start tonight.Ange will want to use his squad.Saturday was a hard shift.Hamstring season.Be careful.

  14. Three things to say about St Mirren.






    We need answers that weren’t available at their ground.




  15. SCULLYBHOY on 18TH JANUARY 2023 10:16 AM


    I was born in Swindon, County Wiltshire, and I recognize something rotten at the core of English society, is that irony or shame?









    It’s confusing that you cite an article that relates to the UK in support of your opinion about England.



    You appear to be a bit confused.

  16. Malachy Duffin on

    Have folk on here not hear about the advent of firesticks?



    If Celtic are unwilling to let supporters from Ireland watch home matches via a stream, I, like many others will find a way to watch it. I will be sitting down tonight at 7.30pm to tune in.



    A firestick is 50 quid. A subscription to all the sports channels for one year is 55 quid.



    For that princely sum you could get two months of Sky Sports and BT Sports.



    Why anyone would give these organisation one brass penny when all they do is hamper the club at every opportunity is a mystery to me. Sky Scotland doesn’t even attempt to hide the contempt they have for the club.

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