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What do we need for next season?

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by ApartPidgeon, Feb 29, 2020.

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  1. ApartPidgeon

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    In my opinion we need to concentrate on the defence this transfer window

    We need 1 or 2 cbs if we're planning on playing 352 and may need to replace McGregor and/or Eddy. We also need to tie up Big Fraser.

    In
    GK - Fraser Foster
    CB - John Soutar
    CB - Moussa Sissako
    CM - David Turnball
    CF - Serhou Guirrassy

    Out
    Gordon
    Jozo
    McGregor
    Hendry
    Ralston
    Eddy
     
  2. Orsenfelt

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    Replace McGregor? We should throw everything at keeping him.
     
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  3. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie Gold Member

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    I know what we don't need.

    John Souttar.
     
  4. King of Kings

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    We’ll lose Eddy imo. Decent chance we lose Ntcham too. Imperative that we don’t lose any more first team regulars than that.

    Assuming that just Eddy leaves, I would like to see:

    GK
    LB/LWB
    CB (two of them ideally)
    DM (unless Soro does something between now and end of season)
    RW (unless we unleash Schved)
    LW
    ST

    I’m certain we’ll bring in a goalkeeper, centre back and striker, but the rest is anyone’s guess really.
     
  5. Officer Doofy Hey Terry, smell my finger!

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    Goalie, two centre backs, defensive midfielder, right winger, left winger and probably two strikers.
     
  6. Dan Breen

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    Never mind this Goalie, GK *, its FF
     
  7. horseshoe

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    FF in goals permanent, jozo is binned and a CB approaching Julien's quality signed, Ely at LW if we can afford it, RW to seriously compete with Forrest unless one of the fringe wingers starts pushing through by the end of the season. Not seen anything of Soro yet so it's hard to say if we need another DM, he might turn out to be the bees *, but probably bring some sort of CM in if Ntcham gets his move. A striker to fill the hole Eddy inevitably leaves.

    If we don't lose anyone else there's not a whole lot of rebuilding to do, nothing like needing to basically replace the whole back line last summer after the shambles Rodgers/Congerton left.
     
  8. Heb Celt

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    A reliable defence for starters.
     
  9. Westlondonscot Gold Member Gold Member

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    Not sure why people are saying dm, if Brown is playing there is no point in having another one being paid. With Eddy going that leaves us with 4 strikers, no way will we buy another 2 in.
    Another keeper will definitely come in, Bain isn't good enough for the number 1 shirt. A centre back is likely but I think Jozo will be here as well although I'd rather see Welsh play a bit.
    A winger and a striker to come in with the striker being the highest costing.
     
  10. DamianWayneCSC

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    Assuming all loans return:

    Goalkeeper is number one priority, followed by a center back, followed by another center back.

    Players to be shown the door/not renewed:
    Jozo, Gordon, Hendry, Eboue, Bayo, Boli, Ralston, Gutman and Perez(assuming that neither of these last two are going to get WP to actually play for us)

    From there I would be happy with the squad size, assuming we for once start to utilise the younger players in Shved, Dembele, Connell, Henderson, Welsh, Hazard, and the new guys are told they have spent enough time on the sidelines to actually see a football pitch again (Klimala and Soro).

    After that, anyone who wants to leave should be replaced with at least a like for like in quality, but ideally is improved upon. So if we deem Rogic to be sold, fine, but we need to go out and by similar. Not necessaarily spending £9million on a world beating high profile number ten (why do I always feel thats what people think we mean when we ask for money to be spent?), but since we have Christie who is our high quality number ten, then in this position we can go out and find that 'gem' or that 19-21 year old that is looking for the next step up and could cost a few quid.
    Should however someone like McGregor leave for some reason, then we do NEED to go and buy a £8million replacement that walks right in to that first 11. No questions asked.
     
  11. Britwell bhoy Gold Member Gold Member

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    You say we wont need a lot of rebuilding but i dont know about that . I think southampton will want FF back after his performances and i think Ely will be too expensive for us add Eddie and Ntcham to those 2 and Calmac ( if we get someone offering near 20mil for him this board will sell him ) that would be 5 first team players plus getting a cb and rw thats 7 players to find that can go into the first 15
     
  12. oh bhoy

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    It seems it doesn't matter what we need we will end up with some cheap players who are available.everybody could see what we needed in January yet we ended up with a couple of prospects( not in the positions we needed) who may or may not get some games next season
     
  13. dbhoy72

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    Don't want Ed going * that, but unless we're prepared to throw the kitchen sink at transfers.

    I'd sell/free

    Gordon
    Ralston
    Miller
    Hayes
    Boli
    Taylor
    Jozo
    Schved
    Ntcham
    Bayo
    Kouassi
    Arzani

    I'd also get the doctors and a specialist to check out glassman El Hamed and maybe cut our losses if theres a problem.

    Sign FF or the Copenhagen gk, and RB, LB (3 I like are Douglas, and Rosenborg LB, and Hickey) , and 2 x CB and a winger (Paddy) and Mo. Would love to get Victor too but can't see that.
     
  14. andybhoy94 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Going to be a worrying summer elyounoussi forster going back and eddy, ntcham and mcgregor possibly going, add to that our defensive problems, its massive for us considering what's at stake next season.
     
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  15. JC Anton Here we go...

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    Aye its more important to hold on to some players..

    If we did that including FF and Elyoynoussi and added a CB.. Job done..

    Can't see it tho..
     
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  16. Dan Breen

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    The 2 priorities for me are FF and a quality Center half.
    The foundation of a good team is a solid keeper and backline.
     
  17. Bigbrute Gold Member Gold Member

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    Soutar looks absolutely average, at best. Should be aiming higher than that, much higher.
     
  18. Westlondonscot Gold Member Gold Member

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    You would sell all our left backs and attempt to replace them all with a player you can't name and Aaron Hickey? Really?
     
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  19. JC Anton Here we go...

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    Best ignored mate.
     
  20. CookieMonster BOTB King Gold Member

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    First priorities is signing big Fraser and giving Eddy a big wage boost to keep him here for 1 more season then he can go wherever he wants.

    Souttar would only be as back up, too prone to mistakes but he is good on the ball.

    Need a left sided centre back, another centre mid if Ntcham goes, at least 1 winger if we don’t keep Mo.