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31 August 2017 22:32 Post ID: #121165 - in reply to #121164
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Glad that's at least done but disappointed at the lack of CB!
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01 September 2017 07:34 Post ID: #121167 - in reply to #121165
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Aiden Nesbitt has left the club to join NO Dons. Not surprised as he didn't have that good a season in the championship despite featuring regularly for Morton and wasn't included by BR. He seemed to be a bright star but yet again failed to step up to the first team.
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01 September 2017 09:11 Post ID: #121168 - in reply to #121167
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Just thinking about our deal for Edouard......very clever thinking really! If Dembele leaves in January or next summer once he's returned to fitness and starts banging in the goals again, we already have a deal in place to effectively sign his replacement! Here's hoping Edouard can perform somewhere near as well as Dembele, he certainly appears to have the attributes and potential, it's just a case of getting it out of him but we've seen BR has quite the knack for doing just that!
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01 September 2017 19:25 Post ID: #121169 - in reply to #121168

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The window is no longer ajar.

Summer report card

Ntcham, Roberts and Edouard = Excellent business for 3 outstanding young players.

Hayes = Experienced and will have a part to play domestically.

Benyu = Big potential and BR clearly rates the kid and will improve him.

Armstrong = re-signed a major goal scoring CM. To add to Rogic and CalMac.


Reduced the squad size whilst not only retaining all of our highly coveted invincibles but adding further top notch quality to it. Didn't have to spend a great deal to achieve it either which leaves us with a shed load of cash going forward plus a squad of young players whose value is only increasing exponentially. This leaves us in a position where we can buy in the quality of player the manager wants when they become available. It also means we can tie up permanent deals for the likes of Roberts and Edouard. The only downside (and a major one imo) is that the type of CB the manager wanted wasn't available after the Coetzee deal failed.

The PSG game is 12 days away. Assuming Jozo returns from international duty unscathed then only Boyata has a very slim chance of partnering him. Pushing Boyata too soon could backfire just as badly as playing him whilst lacking both match fitness and match sharpness. Surely a 6 month loan deal could have been tied up for an experienced CB to provide cover?

On a more upbeat note...

Perhaps most importantly going forward, we are now seen as a highly desirable proposition and destination for some of the worlds top young players to come and develop.
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05 September 2017 08:09 Post ID: #121172 - in reply to #121169
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Can't argue with that assessment Tic! Spot on! I think we'd all have liked another CB in but if Rodgers didn't feel the right sort of CB was available at the right price then he's right to hold off. However there may come a point where we either have to up how much we're willing to pay, both in terms of fee and wages otherwise we could end up in a position of not having enough players which we are very nearly in!
It would have been pointless to bring in another defender if BR didn't think they were better than Bitton and/or Ajer and clearly anybody that was available wasn't going to be an improvement on them.

I think Ajer could have benefited from another season on loan playing CB, however it looks as though we're going to need him this season and that means Rodgers and Kennedy can work with him to help him improve.

We can only all hope that Sviatchenko returns from injury, apparently he's ahead of schedule, and plays with a point to prove and with a lot of focus! If he does, he'll once again endear himself to the fans and confidence in him will grow again but it will also lead to a better transfer in the future if that is ultimately what is going to happen with him.
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07 September 2017 18:22 Post ID: #121181 - in reply to #120284

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We've been linked (again) with a move for out of contract Reto Ziegler, who we discussed earlier in this thread. Having said that it's in the Britsman, sorry, the Scatsman so it's most likely a steaming pile of hun unionist shite.

I'd be effin ragin' if we did bring him in now when he'd be ineligible for our CL squad!

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11 September 2017 17:18 Post ID: #121243 - in reply to #121181

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Jozo and Broony have both signed new contracts!

THE club is delighted to have secured new deals for both club captain, Scott Brown and central defender, Jozo Simunovic.

Brown, who has been in sensational form in leading the Invincibles under Brendan Rodgers has signed a new two-year deal that will see him stay with the Hoops until at least 2019.

Simunovic, who signed from Dinamo Zagreb in 2015, has penned a new four-year deal until at least the summer of 2021.

http://www.celticfc.net/news/13219

Great to have Broony sorted for another few years, and without any fuss. A wee nice boost.

Surprised but delighted to have tied Jozo down (figuratively speaking) until 2021. That's a major bonus in a playing sense but also financially too. We've just ensured that any bids for Jozo will now be starting at north of £15m and I'd be very surprised if we accepted any less than £20m when the time comes unless it is heavily sell-on claused oot its nut!

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12 September 2017 18:32 Post ID: #121248 - in reply to #121243
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Did see this news the other day but just been too busy to post. Great news! In particular the Jozo contract in my opinion as like you say Tic, we've effectively just set a starting price for any potential bids!
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14 September 2017 10:11 Post ID: #121315 - in reply to #121248
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Callum McGregor has now signed a new 4 year deal!!! FOUR years? He was still under contract until 2019!
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15 September 2017 09:26 Post ID: #121316 - in reply to #121315
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Boyata could be the next player to sign a new contract apparently.......
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18 September 2017 13:07 Post ID: #121351 - in reply to #121316
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Kolo Toure is BACK at Celtic! Not as a player though! He has decided to give up on his hopes of continuing his playing career and decided to focus on the coaching. He joins us as a Technical Assistant where he will be working with the first team AND across the youth teams!
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