Champions league exit will hamper the squad building - Neil Lennon

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  1. Blochairnbhoy

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    NEIL Lennon last night admitted Celtic’s failure to qualify for the Champions League for the second season running could adversely affect his ability to strengthen his squad further in the transfer market.

    Lennon conceded the Scottish champions only had themselves to blame for their painful exit from Europe’s premier club competition after their 4-3 defeat at Parkhead to Romanian rivals CFR Cluj and 5-4 aggregate loss.

    The triple treble winners, who were knocked out in the third qualifying round by AEK Athens last year, now go into the Europa League play-off against either Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova and AIK Stockholm of Sweden.

    Lennon is hoping to add more players to his squad before the summer window closes at the end of August and has been linked with right back Robert Gumny of Lech Poznan and left back Birger Meling of Rosenborg.

    However, the Northern Irishman, who is hoping to be handed a portion of the Scottish record £25 million fee Celtic received from Arsenal for Kieran Tierney last week, confessed the failure to reach the Champions League could mean they struggle to land their targets.

    Asked if the Cluj loss would affect his transfer budget, he said: “I’m sure it will, but that’s not at the forefront of my mind at the minute. We all wanted Champions League football and we have only ourselves to blame for not getting that.
     
  2. clonbhoy

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    Surprised by that...
     
  3. Artorias Gold Member Gold Member

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    * *. I hope we crash out of Europa too, might limit Lawwell s bonus.
     
  4. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    Shock!!!!!!!.

    What a * show rest of the window we're in for..

    Sickening..
     
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    Past caring now been the same * for 6 weeks now.
    We need 4 positions filled and we will get * all.
     
  6. The Prof Administrator Administrator

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    Here's an idea..............................why no get good quality signings in before hand with time to bed them in, then we might just have a better chance of qualifying for the * CL ! :31::31:
     
  7. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    lol even if we got through this tie we were bringing * all in.
     
  8. themouth1888

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    Shock! There goes Greg Taylor.......

    Done with Celtic. Wont have another penny from me.
     
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  9. Blochairnbhoy

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    As I have said umpteen times before since 30th August 2018

    £55m in from player trading and compenstion.

    £15m spent

    £40m surplus

    Still made over £12m from the Europa league last season.

    We will still turn a massive profit for last season.

    All those aye but we spent £12m this summer the squad is paper thin in key areas!
     
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    But but wait until the end of the window until you make a judgement..
    :87:

    Anyone who has defended the way we've conducted our transfer business this window is a * delusional fool..
     
  11. Blochairnbhoy

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    You and me have took a pounding on here mate!

    Seen it coming before this!
     
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    Why no just wait and go with makeshift defences with midfielders and wingers at the back and try and wing our way in on the cheap?

    It's worked 2 year's on the trot now after all..
     
  13. DonnyCelt

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    So our backline for the season could literally consist of just

    Elhamed
    Ajer
    Jozo
    Jullien
    Boli

    No natural right back and a bomb scare left back and 3 CBs

    Clubs recruitment is a * shambles
     
  14. andybhoy94 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sick to * death of him coming out in every press conference telling us reasons why we can't buy players as if the entire support isn't aware of the * big pile of money we've got.
     
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    Look forward to a couple of bargain bucket loans on deadline day
     
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    Not giving the * another penny this season. Lawwell can GTF
     
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    Goalkeeper, lb, backup rb, defensive midfielder, left winger. MINIMUM needed

    Will we see more than a few million spent? Will we *.

    Europa league is important for the coefficient, zero chance of getting to the CL again if we fall out of the seeds
     
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    Hahaha but we "don't budget for the Champions League".

    We were never spending much either way. Don't kid on.

    Look at this btw. BURSTING to brag about a lack of spending money. Promising it MINUTES after a major defeat which is a clear sign we need to STRENGTHEN the team!

    No other club revels in not spending money like our board and managers over the years.
     
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    Im done with this. Absolutely scunnered waste too much money and time on Celtic. Done.
     
  20. Blochairnbhoy

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    Is it time Celtic came clean with the fans and answered why we are holding £50m in the bank apparently that’s the figure that’s going to come out in the account as cash in the bank!

    Reduced operating costs by 20%

    Lost 7 first team players and 6 back up players and replaced them with 3.

    As a few have said not getting another * pound off me!