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06 Jul 2022 07:43:35
Are charlton due anything from any aribo sale?


1.) 06 Jul 2022 07:51:57
I’d say no. Remember they were not happy only getting developed fee
If they r it will be factored in.
However remember 5% goes to previous clubs as standard.

2.) 06 Jul 2022 09:07:22
Ah ok, thanks John.

3.) 06 Jul 2022 09:25:10
John I am astounded it’s £6m plus add ons.

4.) 06 Jul 2022 09:45:52
Copland. So would u just leave it till January and let him sign a pre contract for nothing.

5.) 06 Jul 2022 09:54:17
No John but £6 million for Aribo who is a International footballer has got to be questioned.
I could understand if it was £10 million plus add ons.

6.) 06 Jul 2022 10:36:23
Copland go listen to Rangers Review about aribo to Southampton explains it very well. They talk about big sell on clause

Not on their site but the sell on clause coming out off Southampton is saying we want 30%. This would be incredible.

If and it’s a big if Southampton sold him for 25 million we gain another 5 million

Then come back please with what u think.

7.) 06 Jul 2022 10:59:05
Ok John will do and I will wait and see what details come out via the media. ?.

8.) 06 Jul 2022 11:12:18
Theoretically 30% of a 25 mill sale would be 7.5 million, which adding to the initial sale would be fantastic business if all true.

9.) 06 Jul 2022 11:32:30
Ger u normally take off what they pay us.

10.) 06 Jul 2022 11:42:23
Ger88 I'd imagine it would be 30% of profit do around 5.7m but still decent enough and that's a conservative fee Southampton would command if he has a good season or 2 there.

11.) 06 Jul 2022 12:04:41
He is only worth what a club is willing to pay unfortunately some people can say he is worth what ever they like but he can leave for nothing next season or you accept what the club is offering.

12.) 06 Jul 2022 12:10:20
It would only be 30% of the total over and above £6m initially paid. In this example £19m so close to £5.5m.

13.) 06 Jul 2022 12:17:06
It’s £10m plus 20% sell on clause not 30. It will all be revealed in due course….

14.) 06 Jul 2022 12:19:34
Correct storm.



11 Mar 2018 19:53:36
Very sore one today, but for individual mistakes we would have taken at least a draw from the match. Celtics second goal was a disgrace, you should never be beaten by a long hopeful punt up the park and what Goss was doing for their third was unbelievable.

He just let Edouard walk into the penalty area an have a free shot at goal. And Windass once again showed that he is far too often a passenger when we need him most. When you compare their middle 3 and ours it really is a no contest at the moment. I know a lot of fans are wanting us to sign Goss permanently but would he get in the Celtic team? I don't think so therefore we should be looking for better.

Murty should have changed it a bit sooner for sure.

Positives to be taken are we certainly are. Lot closer. Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over. And for me the biggest positive was the performance of docherty, I thought he was immense. If we could add a bit of muscle in beside him next season we will be in good shape.


1.) 12 Mar 2018 11:25:11
Zikos, one of your final comments (Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over) seems to be at odds with what say before it and what actually happened.

2.) 12 Mar 2018 13:23:52
Zikos, we have better in Dorrans, Jack and McCrorie plus Rossiter, but sadly they are all injured!

3.) 12 Mar 2018 21:48:01
Styab - I just think that we could have got something out of the game if it hadn't been for a couple of (crucial) mistakes. I think we are a lot closer to them now and they can no longer just turn up and win, they actually have to put a shift in and like yesterday ride their luck.

Saying that - for us to be better than them we need to improve the midfield three. that's where I think the game (and most gasmes) was won/ lost.

Doherty was class, Goss just didn't perform and Windass was a passenger. I know he has scored a lot of goals lately but still don't think he is a number 10.

4.) 14 Mar 2018 12:02:17
Zikos one poor performance from Goss doesn't suddenly make him a bad player, also it looked like Murty asked him to sit back for more cover and that's not his strengths he is far better off as holding midfielder who likes to get forward.



07 Jan 2018 20:43:38
Forgive me if I'm wrong but didn't Cummings only play well in the championship, I can't remember him doing anything in the SPL. And so I don't get all the hype for what's essentially a really good championship player. If we get him on loan, then fine, but I wouldn't take a risk on him if we had to buy him as he has never performed at this level.


1.) 07 Jan 2018 22:43:45
Would b great signing hope we get him.

2.) 08 Jan 2018 07:25:19
Zikos, Cummings was only 18 when His got relegated and only broke into their team in the playoffs, where he scored their two goals against Hamilton.

3.) 08 Jan 2018 10:02:37
I'm not a fan of Cummings tbh. He comes across as a wee bed, much like Griffiths and would not want him near us. Anyway he hasn't kicked a ball down south. Also stories of late night drinking etc apparently. I think you guys are right when you say he stood out in the championship and not in the top flight. I think everybody remembers him lifting his game against us and assumed that was his normal form, which clearly is not the case. I'd leave well alone.

4.) 08 Jan 2018 11:52:08
If Cummings was half as good for us as Griffiths has been for them, it's a yes from me.

5.) 08 Jan 2018 14:43:45
I'm pretty sure Cummings only came into the Hibs team in the second half of the season where they were relegated, and even at that the majority of his appearances were from the bench. He was sold in the summer after the were promoted so he hasn't really had time to prove his ability in the SPL, however he hasn't exactly been lighting up the Championship down south. I reckon he would work well with Morelos up front for us but my preference would be to give MOH a shot through the middle with Morelos.




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26 Sep 2023 16:09:47
Been quiet for a few weeks but been reading the forum most days. Not really much to add on top of all the comments from y’all. Other than to echo the same thoughts.

I will always support the team and try and offer as much encouragement as I can but after watching the presser today I can’t support this management team. They talk absolute rubbish and normally contradict themselves within a couple of sentences. They seem to be clueless on and off the park!

I never championed McInnes, didn’t think he was good enough to be our manager when he was last quoted as a management candidate . But right now I would take him in a minute but to be fair I would take anyone instead of this lot of imposters.


1.) 26 Sep 2023 17:27:55
No chance. I have a couple of killie fans in my work and even with two wins against Celtic rangers they are not all happy and think McInnis subs and decisions pretty poor and got lucky Vs old firm

Not my opinion straight fromkillie fans.

2.) 26 Sep 2023 17:46:44
Banfield actually said in his press conference that we beat PSV?.

3.) 26 Sep 2023 18:22:00
MPH sorry I just posted this myself had t noticed you mentioned it
He also said we won the game on Saturday when we played on Sunday why is he taking the presser anyway?

Could see nerves got to him.

4.) 26 Sep 2023 18:36:28
Yeah MPH, I picked up on that, I thought here we go back down the memory clinic for me ??.

5.) 26 Sep 2023 18:56:38
we have no style of play, our tactics are inept at best, our signings are a joke to be honest. all we heard was we need players to play beale's system, what is that system? we let players go that "couldn't play beale's system". we have actually let better players leave and replaced them with dross. cifu was supposed to be this gem from mls, he's rank rotten so far, as is most of our signings. they can barely play their natural position nevermind these other positions that they can allegedly play.

our style and set up was great towards the end of the season, why didn't we get better players to play that style?

I'm going to list players sold/ signed, and state whether or not they are an upgrade or failure. tell me I'm wrong.

McGregor - Butland = Upgrade
Kamara - Cifu = Failure, Kamara Better
Lammers - Kent = Failure, Kent better
Sakala - Sima = Failure, Sakala better
Morelos - Danilo = Upgrade
Colak - Dessers = Failure, Colak Better
Hagi - Dowell = Failure, Hagi Better

I don't understand why we play 3 cb's or two holding mids or one striker set ups in spl, we should be playing the 41212 with fast strikers and players that can provide width like we did towards the end of last season or a 424. we are far too negative in how we set up and our football is so slow and laboured.



03 Sep 2023 18:19:41
A lot of defenders on this forum (which I respect) but Beale must go now. His recruitment has been shocking. Dessers is the worst striker I have ever seen at Ibrox bar none.
He has spent a fortune o. Strikers this summer but plays Roofe and Matondo?

His tactics are terrible, Celtic need lay with wide men and we try and combat that by playing narrow?

We end up chasing them all over the park and giving up the entire midfield! ’.

I’m m sorry but Beale for me is done and I can’t wait to see who the next manager will be.


1.) 03 Sep 2023 18:43:28
Zikos I can go back to ally scott and he was better than Dessers imo.



23 Jul 2023 00:48:34
Sir Walter - I’ve not seen Danilo play, should we be concerned about to spend the best part of £6M on a feyenoord squad player?

Think the majority of his games he starts from the bench?

Seems a bit pricey to me. We just sold a striker with better stats for a lot less.


1.) 23 Jul 2023 01:41:18
I've seen Danilo play and his finishing out world. Squad player bit unfair. He's used sparingly but what an asset when down or drawing. Price quoted at present not a deal breaker for such all round package. Christ we paid 10m for Flo who IMO far inferior player.

2.) 23 Jul 2023 03:14:18
Ten Haag said he was the best finisher at Ajax when he was there, get him signed.

3.) 23 Jul 2023 07:25:26
Zikos i understand that we can't spend a crazy amount of money on danilo, if feyenoord do keep moving the goalposts but imo he's undoubtedly worth anything between £6millon-£8million mate. This striker is a superb finisher and will be a game changer for us, if we somehow manage to get him. I've seen danilo a few times and he's a brilliant finisher who presses defenders constantly, would be our no 1 striker if we can get him and i'm stating that because we don't know ATM if roofe is going to be free of his injury problems.

4.) 23 Jul 2023 07:57:40
12 mil for flo.

5.) 23 Jul 2023 12:06:20
Just makes you wonder where we would have been without the £20m or so for Bassey, doesn't it.

If Danilo is bought and is a success, then not only his value is lifted, but the value of every single player we have playing for us is lifted, right down to the goalkeeper.



19 Jul 2023 14:49:09
I’ve wanted to see Hagi in a deeper role for a long time mainly due to his lack of pace, and unable to go past anyone.

He looked quite comfortable in there from what I seen, and what impressed me the most, was due to his ability to pass with both feet, always had the right angle for the pass for breaking the lines.

Would like to see him played more in that role in the coming matches to see if it suits him better, we might have just unearthed a new CM?


1.) 19 Jul 2023 14:59:07
Good point.

2.) 19 Jul 2023 14:59:19
Zikos, it’s time for Hagi to move on unfortunately.

3.) 19 Jul 2023 15:29:16
Completely agree, his speed of thought and ability with both feet could certainly help is breakdown the low block - especially from deeper with better players and movement ahead of him.

Unfortunately though I have a feeling he'll move on as he is one of our more sellable assets.

4.) 19 Jul 2023 15:53:12
Absolute bonkers post, time to move on! Hagi is one of the most talented members of our team. He has been played pout of position for far too long at Rangers, he is not and never has been a wide player. Get him into his natural position and he will run that team.

5.) 19 Jul 2023 16:23:37
Do the bouncy, not having a go but where do you think his best position is? I have never been able to decide.

6.) 19 Jul 2023 17:21:57
He can’t tackle so can’t play the deeper role, he needs moved on.

7.) 19 Jul 2023 17:23:08
Hagi would be best in a 10 instead of from the right, also wonder if he could drop peeper in Europe where it’s not so physical and play from centre mid I would like to try that, like a veron type.

8.) 19 Jul 2023 18:09:40
Most of our games we don't need a deep play maker as we are so far up the pitch and when we are playing higher level opposition we need a ball winner in that area not a play maker, he's the catch 22 for us and I agree needs a move.

9.) 19 Jul 2023 19:38:40
Not sure about him playing deeper as he is not the best defensively but in a more central attacking role he certainly has the skill to be able to open things up . We can`t get rid of everybody and having him as one of the options could be an advantage, it will depend how he has recovered from his injury .

10.) 19 Jul 2023 19:40:31
Do the bouncy, I don’t get why you say we need to get move him on but then say he is one of our most talented players? To me that’s Bonkers!

And for those that said he can’t tackle, most number 8’s can’t tackle. That’s what the holding mid is for. Gaza’s broke his leg trying to tackle!

And he would also give us a goal threat from long range which we haven’t had since the likes of Albertz. Not saying he would be as big a threat as the ? but could probably get double figures from midfield.

Just saying it’s worth a try because he isn’t going to make it in the advanced roles.



15 Jul 2023 17:07:10
Another poster earlier mentioned how Kent’s play had a detrimental affect on Borna performances and with him gone and a new No 9 to get on the end of his amazing crosses that we might see a much improved Borna.

I think it was an interesting point and one I would like to see play out. Would much rather keep Borna and lose him for nothing next year than sell him for £2M from a EPL club that can spend tens of millions. Think an offer of less than £5M from an EPL club is quite derisory tbh and he could be a big player this season with 3 x 6ft + strikers to aim for!

Could easily get double figures in assists!


1.) 15 Jul 2023 17:54:19
Barasic is a chicken defender cost us more goals than goal assists.

2.) 15 Jul 2023 18:06:41
Kent doesn’t play for Croatia but Borna still struggles, so let’s not look for excuses for him he has cacked in his short’s against them more than once.

3.) 15 Jul 2023 18:42:40
Ulsterblue, every time you post my tim alarm goes off, who knows, mb my alarm is faulty.

4.) 15 Jul 2023 19:00:08
Would swap Barasic for Ridvan in a heartbeat.

Our biggest problem is that we have 50% of our defence who can’t defend ?.

5.) 15 Jul 2023 19:03:52
Taking the feelings about Kent out of things, it is a legitimate tactic to use your full back as a decoy and cut inside, watch how many times Kyle Walker overlaps Mahrez and never sees the ball. Kent and BB had a good attacking relationship and he saw plenty of the ball and put in plenty of crosses .

6.) 15 Jul 2023 20:13:40
Mark44 sorry mate if you don't agree with what i post don't read them.
Think maybe your obsessed with timmies.

7.) 15 Jul 2023 22:25:05
hes not going to get loads of assists if ridvans starting. to say you’d rather let him go for free is a strange one.




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12 Oct 2023 07:50:06
Given that the squad needs revamped in January and that Celtic have shown everyone the value in tue Asian market - I think the obvious candidate would be Muscat. I think clubs for Asia will be in their close season and easier to deal with.

Think Clement would also be a good appointment but would want to shop in more traditional markets.




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10 Oct 2023 22:48:56
Barry Ferguson and Kris Boyd should never have played again for Rangers after that episode with Le Guen. He lost the dressing room on day 1 when he took chips off the menu ?.




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10 Oct 2023 22:45:31
No tackling in training……probably ahead of his time when you look at our injury record in recent seasons ?.




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10 Oct 2023 22:42:57
He majorly underestimated the standard of players required to win this league when you really need to win every match. Clemente will need to learn this quick as well because that’s not the case in Belgium. You probably only need a win rate of 60% over there to win the league. That’s not the case over here.




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10 Oct 2023 22:40:11
Yep, apologies gents your of course right Karl Svenson. Papac was steady and reliable under Walter when he played him as LB but poor as a CB.





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07 Dec 2023 09:43:25
We are seriously short of reinforcements upfront. If he would take a 6month contract till the end of season then We should be bringing him home.

Can’t see us getting any better in the January sales.




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03 Dec 2023 20:43:18
Totally agree with all your points. I like big Sima but having him in the LW doesn’t work. Maybe coming inside but certainly not hugging the touchline on his weaker side. If we’re not going to give Yilmaz a chance at LB I would like to see if he could adapt into a winger.




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23 Nov 2023 16:51:04
The lad isn’t coming back up here anytime soon, not after rubbing shoulders weigh the best players on the planet for the last 18months. Also doubt we could afford his wages now.




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23 Nov 2023 16:45:36
Charlie Adam and McGregor are the only ones I can think of ?.




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19 Nov 2023 19:57:06
Helander was my favourite player when he played for us, but we need to be signing more robust players. Goldson isn’t half the defender that big Phil is but is available 99% of the time. We need players with a similar reliability.




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