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celtic Burke joins Celtic on loan

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Burke joins Celtic on loan
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ALBION have agreed a deal which will see forward Oliver Burke spend the rest of the season on loan at SPFL giants Celtic, subject to a medical.

Sporting and Technical Director Luke Dowling explained the Club have allowed the Scotland international to make a temporary switch to Celtic Park in the hope it will help galvanise his career.

Burke joined the Baggies from RB Leipzig in August 2017 but has found first-team opportunities hard to come by.

“To be fair to Oli, there have been a lot of changes at the Club since his arrival which have not helped him,” said Dowling.

“The opportunity to join a club of Celtic’s stature on loan was felt by everyone to be the best pathway to help develop his career.

“Oli liked what Celtic had to offer and he has obviously got the opportunity to play on a great stage which...

Damien Duff on his way to Paradise

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Damien Duff on his way to Paradise after accepting Celtic coaching role




Damien Duff will return to the UK next month to fill the vacant coaching role with Celtic's reserve team. The former Ireland winger has spent the last two seasons as head coach of Shamrock Rovers' U-15s.

Following Shaun Maloney's departure as Celtic reserve team assistant manager in September, Duff was encouraged to apply for the vacancy by first-team manager Brendan Rodgers.
The pair are familiar with each other from the time Rodgers was working in the academy at Chelsea, where Duff won two Premier League titles.
It is understood the Dubliner was preferred over four other candidates and was at Parkhead on Thursday to watch Celtic's Europa League tie against Red Bull Salzburg.
Duff will take up the position with the club's second string on a full-time...
celtic Kristoffer Ajer to be a key figure in his team’s evolution this season
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The defender was sent out on loan in Rodgers' first season but has now become a key figure for his manager.

ByScott McDermott

French duo Moussa 
Dembele and Odsonne Edouard are grabbing the headlines in Brendan Rodgers’ newly-shaped Celtic.

But the Hoops gaffer expects 
Norwegian youngster Kristoffer Ajer to be a key figure in his team’s evolution this season.

It looks like the Treble winners will deploy a 3-5-2 system that allows 
Rodgers to play Dembele and Edouard together up front.

Even this early in the campaign it looks like an exciting prospect for Celtic fans with the front pair bang in form.

But the formation also means that Rodgers needs a ball-playing centre-back who can step out as the spare man to initiate attacks.

And in 20-year-old Ajer he feels he’s got one of the most prodigious talents around. The youngster was superb for Celtic in their Champions League 
qualifying win over Aleshkert.

And with Rodgers now short on defenders, after Jozo Simunovic’s red...

2018 Summer Transfer Window

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TRANSFERS

IN:
GK - Scott Bain (Dundee: Out of Contract - Free)
ST - Odsonne Edouard (PSG - "the biggest transfer in Celtic’s history")
LB - Emilio Izaguirre (Al-Fayha: Out of Contract - Free)
DM - Youssouf Mulumbu (Free)


OUT:
CB - Erik Sviatchenko (Undisclosed - FC Midtjylland)
LM - Patrick Roberts (Man City - Loan Expired)
AM - Charly 'we hardly knew ya' Musonda (Chelsea - Loan Terminated)
AM - Stuart Armstrong (Southampton - 7m)
ST - Nadir Ciftci (Released into the wild)
ST - Moussa Dembele (Lyon - 18m)


LOANS

IN:
LW - Daniel Arzani (Man City)
CB - Filip Benkovic (Leicester City)


OUT:

LW - Calvin Miller (Dundee)

RETURNED:
LW - Lewis Morgan
AM - Ryan Christie
AM - Scott...
celtic Kieran Tierney has shrugged off the attention from the big guns down south
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Kieran Tierney has shrugged off the attention from the big guns down south as he’s only targeting firing Celtic to the double treble.

The Hoops star is being watched by a raft of top sides in the English Premier League with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho topping the list of admirers.

Old Trafford scouts have set up camp at Parkhead this season to keep tabs on the 20-year-old and were in the Hampden stands as Brendan Rodgers’s men hammered Rangers on Sunday but Tierney has constantly insisted his heart is set on home.

The Scotland ace penned a bumper new six-year deal earlier in the season and is determined to keep racking up the silverware.


(Image: SNS Group)

Celts can seal the Premiership at Hibs on Saturday – and close out Scottish...
celtic Scott Sinclair: I'm happy at Celtic and I'm here to stay
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Scott Sinclair: I'm happy at Celtic and I'm here to stay

FORGET the back-page rumours - everything is still wonderful, beautiful and magical in Paradise for Scott Sinclair. The Englishman was bemused to read suggestions in the press that he wasn’t happy at Celtic after returning to Glasgow from a short break with his family during the international week.

The truth is simple: Sinclair loves the club, and he and his young family are happy and settled in Scotland. Leave? Out of the question. He wants to be here for 10 –in-a-row!

And speaking exclusively to the matchday programme for this weekend’s game against Ross County, Sinclair was keen to set the record straight and reassure the Hoops faithful his full focus is on hitting top gear again and finishing the season with a flourish.

“It was just speculation and maybe because I didn’t play...
SPFL Nothing compares to the raw and rugged brilliance of Scottish football
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Nothing compares to the raw and rugged brilliance of Scottish football
It may be unfashionable but Scottish football has a beauty you won’t find at PSG or on Barcelona’s tourist-filled stands


Odsonne Edouard celebrates after scoring Celtic’s winner at Rangers on Saturday. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

In 1992, when I was a thrusting young(ish) reporter on the Scotsman, my then girlfriend (and now wife) and I went on holiday to the west coast of the United States. We were walking down the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California, when we came across an international newspaper stand – a relic of the pre-internet age that offered ye olde worlde travellers a link back to the homeland, albeit with the immediacy we would all associate with Kris Commons...
celtic Celtic By Numbers Does Podcast
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The Celtic Star podcasts are golden. If gold is too rich for your blood you can go for entry level bronze by checking out the interview with me blathering about the season so far. As there is no game fill yer ears with this Enjoy! HH

We are joined on this podcast extra by Alan Morrison. Alan is the man behind the Celtic By Numbers website, so as you can guess we are going to be talking stats and how they can tell the story of Celtic’s Season so far.
We discuss our drop in performance this season, the creative hole caused by injuries, why we should be singing songs for the return of Stuart Armstrong, the Scott Sinclair situation, the problems of making too many changes, the case for the defence, Simunovic v Boyata, Olivier Ntcham’s influence and importance to the team and finally we admit that Kristoffer Ajer is the new Virgil Van...
celtic Celtic Chris Sutton - Rodgers produced a tactical masterclass
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Celtic Chris Sutton - Rodgers produced a tactical masterclass
As near as Sutton will ever come to eating his words. Remember that on Thursday he was slagging Brendan for not starting Musonda.​
Brendan Rodgers was asked serious questions. Perhaps for the first time in his Celtic reign.​
His response was to produce a managerial masterclass.​
In recent weeks, it’s been hinted he has lost the Midas touch, that not everything he touches turns to gold.​
But Rodgers did not put a foot wrong against Zenit St Petersburg – before or during the game with the Russians.​
In this column a week ago I said it was a big night for the manager. There had to signs of...​
celtic Dembele, Edouard & Musonda
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At times he’s seemed like the Od man out at Celtic. There’s been plenty of debate around Moussa Dembele, riffs over Leigh Griffiths but barely a word about Odsonne Edouard.

Brendan Rodgers reckons it’s about time the on-loan PSG hitman got tongues wagging after his star turn against Hearts in midweek.

Edouard was drafted in last summer but hasn’t quite been able to nail down a regular place with Griffiths and Dembele fighting it out for the front role in between visits to the treatment table.

The French youngster has had to be patient but his manager has complete faith he will be a smash hit in the second half of the season.


Odsonne Edouard opens the scoring for Celtic (Image: SNS Group)


Edouard...​
celtic Celtic left it late to complete the deadline day signing of Dundee defender Jack Hendry last night.
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Celtic left it late to complete the deadline day signing of Dundee defender Jack Hendry last night.​
Brendan Rodgers was determined to get his man and the fact the Hoops shelled out a fee which could reach £1.5m and handed the player a four-and-a-half year contract shows just how highly the Parkhead boss rates the 22-year-old.​
Celtic were relentless in their pursuit of the defender after Rodgers first earmarked him as a star last year and a close inspection of his performances and statistics shows exactly why.​
Rodgers has instilled a style of play on the champions with a strict emphasis on playing the ball from the back and retaining possession.​
ndry is comfortable on the ball​
...
celtic Todays press conference

celtic Musonda in the hoops

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CELTIC are delighted to announce that highly-rated attacking midfielder, Charly Musonda, has joined the club on an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea.

The Belgian Under-21 internationalist has been a much sought-after player in this transfer window, with many of Europe’s top clubs keen to take him on loan. However, both the player and his parent club believe that his football development will be best served at Celtic Park under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.

The Celtic manager is a long-time admirer of Charly Musonda, and is delighted to have added the 21-year-old to his first team squad. Charly came through the youth ranks at Anderlecht before joining Chelsea back in 2012.

He has made seven appearances for the Chelsea first-team, scoring one goal in a League Cup win over Nottingham Forest last September, while he also spent a year on loan with Real Betis in Spain.

Everyone at Celtic...

celtic Craig Gordon Broken - New Goalie Needed

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Brendan Rodgers confirms Celtic will have to sign a new keeper after 'serious' Craig Gordon injury

The Hoops keeper collided heavily with Efe Ambrose during the 1-0 win over Hibs at Parkhead.

Brendan Rodgers admits he will have to sign a goalkeeper after Craig Gordon suffered a 'serious' knee injury against Hibs.

The Celtic keeper collided heavily with Efe Ambrose just before half-time as the Hoops edged out Neil Lennon's side 1-0 at Parkhead.

Gordon failed to re-emerge for the second half and was replaced by sub stopper Dorus de Vries, leaving the club with a race against time to sign a new man before the transfer window closes next week.

The 35-year-old joined Leigh Griffiths on the treatment table after he sustained a calf injury just minutes after hitting what proved to be the winner.

Asked about the duo's condition, Rodgers said: "Both struggling. Leigh it looks like his calf, he's had issues and problems with them.

"Craig's...

celtic The Roberts Effect

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I showed in the last article how injuries to the mostcreative players simultaneously, rather than volume of injuries, is hamperingCeltic’s league form. Roberts has missed more than anyone. What impact does hisabsence have on performance?

OBFA......nearly there.

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From the celtsarehere site,....


As Scottish football goes in to brief status of hiatus in the early weeks of January, fans tend to fill the gap of the winter break by discussing transfer gossip, possible singings, the dissapointment which would accompany losing their star player to the vultures circling down south, and how their squad is likely to shape up for the second half of the season. This year however another talking point for fans has once again reared its head.
I suspect that the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 (OBA) needs no introduction. Most fans know of its existence, plenty will have heard the arguments for and against it and too many have felt its impact having been harassed...

Anouncement Winter is coming

deadco Games aff

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Frozen corner and some eejit has called off the zombie game. Zombies are going nuts and demanding to know who called it off:gunn:. Turns out it was their team that demanded a pitch inspection as they didnt fancy the look of it. :risas3:

Dashed hopes ... again?

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers expects to bring in more players but central defender looks unlikely


For those Celtic fans still eagerly trawling social media sites for hints and clues about the possibility of further signings, there was some good news yesterday afternoon as Brendan Rodgers reaffirmed that he would still like to make a few new additions before the end of the current window.

It is not, however, looking as though the much coveted centre-half will arrive before the end of the month.

With Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic committed to the club until the end of the season when Boyata will be allowed to walk away from the club for nothing and Benkovic will return to parent side Leicester City, there was an expectation that a central...

Anouncement Footballs back tomorrow

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All be it the zombies
Canny go these winter breaks , boring as fuck
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