Lennon in Ryan Christie Celtic transfer acceptance but Hoops boss holds out new deal hope

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helicopter-sunday

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Also I’m really surprised that there’s some people saying he’s the level of players like McFadden, Matt Richie and a English championship player etc.

He’s streets ahead of that level imo.

You’ve only got to look how John McGinn is doing at Villa to see that there are some excellent players in Scotland right now. IMO Christie is one of them.

Along with a number of our lads, of course.
 

Bowery Boy

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Also I’m really surprised that there’s some people saying he’s the level of players like McFadden, Matt Richie and a English championship player etc.

He’s streets ahead of that level imo.

You’ve only got to look how John McGinn is doing at Villa to see that there are some excellent players in Scotland right now. IMO Christie is one of them.

Along with a number of our lads, of course.
LOL
 

Grigo Yossarian

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That's partially why my comment was about if he has done well or exceptionally well in Champions League or Europa games.

(I don't genuinely know).

Yes, I’m with you RWL.

He’s been pretty out of his depth against us in recent games, the only real domestic challenge.
 

Killer Bob

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He's their best player in my opinion. I watched some of their first half yesterday and he was the only threatening player who was creating chances.

Good news he wants out.
 

Walters80

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Rangers win the league and they are starting from square one again.

Christie and Edouard would only have 12 months on their contracts left at the end of the season so would probably be sold to stop them walking away on a Bosmans.

Brown will leave, Elyounoussi & laxalt loan deals will come to an end they need to find a new keeper and I'd bet Jullian and Ntchem want out as well.

Lennon and Lawwell will be hounded out of town and will Desomd want to be on the line for covering a £30m plus loss next season?

Rangers win the title and get to the CL I can see us dominating Scottish football for years to come.
 

Kilsyth Unionist

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Morelos would be the big sale hopefully for £20 million or around that Brain Brobbeys deal is up at Ajax and is the next big thing if we could pri him out of there it would be a huge coupe and would mean we aren't even touching the money we bring in for Morelos.Whatever we bring in for Stewart Jones and Edmundson can go towards a high quality RW bosman (Osayi Samuel or Murphy would be an improvement on what we have) and improved deals for our key assets
We dont have much surplus bar the 3 mentioned and morelos needs be away by the summer.
I would envisage that summer 2022 we need to release mcgregor, davis and defoe.
Nothing against them, but we need to move on and surely the academy needs to start producing.
Arfields contract is up in 2022 as well.
 

Kilsyth Unionist

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Rangers win the league and they are starting from square one again.

Christie and Edouard would only have 12 months on their contracts left at the end of the season so would probably be sold to stop them walking away on a Bosmans.

Brown will leave, Elyounoussi & laxalt loan deals will come to an end they need to find a new keeper and I'd bet Jullian and Ntchem want out as well.

Lennon and Lawwell will be hounded out of town and will Desomd want to be on the line for covering a £30m plus loss next season?

Rangers win the title and get to the CL I can see us dominating Scottish football for years to come.
Good point, they look a disaster waiting to happen and it has started.
Their sellable assets will be away soon.
Lets face it, who would want to work for wee Lenny.
They will now get loans and players that are not wanted by their clubs.
 

KGR98

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We dont have much surplus bar the 3 mentioned and morelos needs be away by the summer.
I would envisage that summer 2022 we need to release mcgregor, davis and defoe.
Nothing against them, but we need to move on and surely the academy needs to start producing.
Arfields contract is up in 2022 as well.
Spot on it's all about the squads cycle how do you minimize the impact of key players moving on and retiring our board and management structure will give us the best chance of minimizing that impact through smart recruitment and hopefully the emergence of academy talent (I'm not actually a fan our our academy but that's for another day)
 

Drumchapel-Bear

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He's been poor for a while now but a better manager would get more out of him. I'd be glad to see him go. Him and McGregor are the only decent midfielders they have.
 

Davy Young

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It looks like he is wanting away.

Between him criticising them yesterday and highlighting brown hopefully he is losing the dressing room.

Seems strange they let his contract run down.

The press would be criticising us big time.


Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted Scotland hero Ryan Christie wants a different challenge but insists he isn’t itching for a move away from Celtic.

And the Hoops boss is adamant Christie still has plenty to prove at Parkhead as talks continue over an extension to his current deal.

Christie’s contract is up at the end of next season and the 25-year-old said before the international break that he was relaxed about his Celtic situation.

He then boosted his reputation further with the goal against Serbia in the Euro 2020 play-off final that helped take Scotland to their first major finals in 23 years.

The strike in Belgrade took 14-cap Christie’s tally for his country to four this season - just one short of his haul for the champions this season.

Celtic are keen to get him to commit his long term future but Inverness boss John Robertson told how the player fancies a crack abroad following conversations with Christie’s dad Charlie.

And Lennon said: “Ryan has also said he would like a different challenge at some stage in his career. Talks are ongoing between the club and his representatives.

Currently, I think he still has a lot to do and prove here at Celtic and to be fair to him he’s worked really hard the last few games.

There’s been no agitation or dropping off in his intensity level. He’s just like the rest, a little bit inconsistent at times but we understand that.

“I was delighted with his form going into the international break and he carried that on.”

Christie’s emotional post-match interview in Serbia went viral and Lennon was delighted for both his player and his adopted homeland in ending their wait to play on the big stage.

The Irishman said: “Ryan’s interview was absolutely brilliant and it shows how much it means to him. I am sure a lot of people out there watching it could relate to it.

It’s been a long, long time and football is the main sport in this country. It has given more credibility to the game here and it’s great incentive for the players at the end of the season, something to really look forward to.

“It’s been a long time of being the bridesmaid and they have broken the camel’s back and it’s great for them psychologically.”

With four Hoops stars included in Steve Clarke’s squad - Callum McGregor, Leigh Griffiths and Greg Taylor joined Christie - for the historic occasion, Lennon could reap the benefits as players fight for a place at Euro 2020.

But Lennon insists they should be motivated enough with so much at stake at club level this season. He said: “There will be a huge motivation for him but ultimately my job is to manage Celtic and I want to have a huge motivation playing for us as well, which they have shown consistently over the years.

“They have got a lot to look forward to, from domestic football and the international team, which is great, they have earned it and now they have got to build on it.”
I like Christie as a player diving basturt but a good player, he will be a big loss for them but good for us
 

Papac

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He's their second best player and digs them out a fair bit. Guys like Forrest and Brown realise or have realised their limitations and stayed in our league through choice whereas I'm sure McGregor and Christie have something to offer at Premier League level. If he leaves they'd need to be lucky or good to replace him with someone who makes as much of an impact in the run of the mill SPFL games so hopefully he does.
 

Kilsyth Unionist

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Spot on it's all about the squads cycle how do you minimize the impact of key players moving on and retiring our board and management structure will give us the best chance of minimizing that impact through smart recruitment and hopefully the emergence of academy talent (I'm not actually a fan our our academy but that's for another day)
3 key players in per season, 3 out.
We needed a big cull, with the likes of docherty, halliday, rossiter, mcrorie, murphy etc.
Nothing better than Rangers fans making it at Rangers but those days are long gone bar for the odd one.
There s a feel good factor back that hasnt been there for 10 years.
Personally i would say the club behind the scenes and on the playing field is being better managed since holmes/ souness/ ogilvie.
 

Kilsyth Unionist

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He's their second best player and digs them out a fair bit. Guys like Forrest and Brown realise or have realised their limitations and stayed in our league through choice whereas I'm sure McGregor and Christie have something to offer at Premier League level. If he leaves they'd need to be lucky or good to replace him with someone who makes as much of an impact in the run of the mill SPFL games so hopefully he does.
Saint Brenda loves mcgregor , he could go there.
 

Kilsyth Unionist

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He's their second best player and digs them out a fair bit. Guys like Forrest and Brown realise or have realised their limitations and stayed in our league through choice whereas I'm sure McGregor and Christie have something to offer at Premier League level. If he leaves they'd need to be lucky or good to replace him with someone who makes as much of an impact in the run of the mill SPFL games so hopefully he does.
I dont know when forrest will be back.
I have no idea the recovery time for a neck extension.
 

KGR98

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3 key players in per season, 3 out.
We needed a big cull, with the likes of docherty, halliday, rossiter, mcrorie, murphy etc.
Nothing better than Rangers fans making it at Rangers but those days are long gone bar for the odd one.
There s a feel good factor back that hasnt been there for 10 years.
Personally i would say the club behind the scenes and on the playing field is being better managed since holmes/ souness/ ogilvie.
The scouting department is night and day to what it's even been in the clubs history no sentiment of being a fan our not if the club rhink the player represents good value and has the mentality to make it at us we will go and get them in
 

davmcc

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If he's played correctly then I think he could cut it in the premiership.

A Stuart Armstrong level player for me.
 

Steven adamiak

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Theres no doubting that behind the scenes they are on turmoil, the wheels are coming off big time, their squad will look completely different next year I reckon.

Rhats deserting a sinking ship.
 

Harrogate Bluenose

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After we gubbed them at Parkhead I spoke about this. Christie wanting out along with Ajer, Nitcham, Eduoard and Rogic. Players agents asking celtic what will it take.

As I mentioned at the time the mickey Johnstone debatable was the turning point for Christie.

Oh add another to the list. Wonderkid Karamoko Dembele wont extend his contract next year, Hes off too. Hence why you are not seeing why je not worth 100m anymore.
 

Kilsyth Unionist

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The scouting department is night and day to what it's even been in the clubs history no sentiment of being a fan our not if the club rhink the player represents good value and has the mentality to make it at us we will go and get them in
Loved the souness/ holmes time till murray arrived.
It was like %^*& everyone, were back and taking no shit.
This is obviously different as that was nearly 35 years ago.
But as i said , we are now looking more professional from marketing, websites , football side etc etc.
 

gersandproud

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I have to admit he does look half decent to me most of the time - although I also
I agree with comments above criticising his decision making

I wonder if he'd improve in a team with better players around him or not ?

I'm sure someone will be tempted to bid for him especially considering the dross changing hands in England for big bucks
& you can bet that between now & the day he goes - timmy & the media will bump up the asking price beyond fantasy -
 

Kilsyth Unionist

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After we gubbed them at Parkhead I spoke about this. Christie wanting out along with Ajer, Nitcham, Eduoard and Rogic. Players agents asking celtic what will it take.

As I mentioned at the time the mickey Johnstone debatable was the turning point for Christie.

Oh add another to the list. Wonderkid Karamoko Dembele wont extend his contract next year, Hes off too. Hence why you are not seeing why je not worth 100m anymore.
Lennon is rancid , thats the problem.
No class, doesnt know how to behave etc etc
It was a matter of time before this started coming to fruition.
The tims that arent bigots , know he needs to go.
 

rfc_chris_rfc

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He’s so over rated, he’s rather take on 4 players for a chance to score than play in the forward who’s in a better spot, very greedy with the ball.
 
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