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Brilliant Celtic target interview that shows Ange is after the man, not just the player

The transfer speculation surrounding the club reached fever pitch last week.

With links to Fernando Henrique and Lee Buchanan absolutely rife within the media, another international player has also been strongly touted for a move to Paradise.

The talk of Daizen Maeda joining Celtic has been going on since July this year, and with him being Celtic boss, Ange Postecoglou, former player, it seems someone has put 2+2 together and hoping they are coming up with the correct answer.

A brilliant interview with Maeda has just surfaced from Japanese outlet Sportiva Shueisha, where he gives a brilliant insight to his psyche and a reason why Ange Postecoglou is looking to land his former striker, “I have a lot of chances [in front of goal].

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“I have a lot of chances and there have been moments in which I could score more, but I didn’t. After it, I try not to think too much about it.

“Nightmares can come. I cherish that. Even if I miss the shot, if someone scores a goal and the team wins, I feel comfortable, but if I miss it and lose, it can be dragged.

“I run for the team, and do it crazy. If you lose that, you’re done. I’m not a good player, so I have to work hard all the time to compete with a good player.”

It certainly does seem as though Maeda would fit into the culture Postecoglou is trying to build at the club and it would be very interesting to see a player of his calibre line up with Kyogo.

That front line would be devastating.

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Australian media give Postecoglou transfer policy insight

As Celtic continue to be linked with various players ten weeks prior to the January window opening, Australian media outlet, The Canberra Times, has given an insight into the kind of player the Celtic boss wants to bring to Celtic.

Postecoglou always spoke of bringing a ‘culture’ to Paradise and that takes a special kind of player. And it is not solely based on footballing ability.

Postecoglou opened up on one of the major factors that he believes makes a player a perfect fit for his team, “I was confident with someone like Kyogo.

I kind of knew him really well from Japanese football. I knew his background and I asked enough people about him as a personality, to know he would cope well.

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“That is part of the process, particularly when you are talking about bringing in people in January when they are going to have to hit the ground running.

“Those are the things we will be looking into, not just their playing ability but also their personality.

“And a big part of it will be the ones who want to come here.

“When players show intent, people like Jota and Kyogo, there was never any discussion to try to convince them to come to Celtic, this was their preferred destination and this was a big part of it.”

And it is already paying dividends for the Celtic gaffer. And not just with Jota and Kyogo. Carter-Vickers and Hart are two prime examples of how getting players who want to play football will benefit the team so the January window will be extremely interesting to see what kind of targets Postecoglou has in mind.

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“We’ll see what happens from there” – Celtic linked international striker opens up on speculation

The transfer speculation around Celtic is rife at the moment and as the January window approaches, it will only intensify as Ange Postecoglou looks to bolster his squad for the title run in.

With the Hoops looking to strengthen in key areas, the striker department is one that many Celtic fans feel that may already be covered. Especially after witnessing the goal scoring start by Greek striker, Giorgos Giakoumakis.

However, there is still intense speculation surrounding Scotland striker, Lyndon Dykes, as he has been tipped for a move to Celtic, but the adopted Scot has said he is focused on his job at QPR but does admit that he has been flattered with the recent links, “It’s always nice seeing people say stuff like that and, obviously, you do see a few things.

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“It’s good to see but, obviously, I’m not there yet so that’s something I can’t just look at and think is gonna happen.

“I need to keep doing my thing and, like I said before, I’m loving QPR and the team that we’ve got.

“It’s really good, experienced, with great youth as well so for me, personally, the focus is this season and internationals to keep doing well and push us into the promotion spots.

“We’ll see what happens from there.

It is difficult to see where exactly Dykes would fit into Ange Postecoglou’s playing style if indeed he could at all but as the media speculation intensifies, this is one we will watch with interest.

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“He’s be a good addition” – Fan reaction as Celtic target ‘talking’ to English side

The ongoing saga of Robbie Brady to Celtic continues as the Republic of Ireland midfielder is said to be speaking to English Championship side Bournemouth.

As The Cherries look to gain promotion to the coveted English Premier League, it seems they see Brady as an ideal candidate to join former Celt, Ryan Christie, to help further strengthen their attacking front line

Journalist, Mike McGrath took to twitter to announce the story yesterday, and looking at the reaction to the tweet, the fan forums, Brady seems like he would be a popular addition to the squad by the fans.

One fan wrote:

Surprised he’s without a club

— PARKEN (@realparken) October 14, 2021

Whilst another said they couldn’t believe he’s not been looked at already:

Just ridiculous that we’ve not looked at him

— Roman Myers (@RomanMyers14) October 14, 2021

But looking at popular fan forum AFCB Forum, it does seem overall, Brady is a popular choice amongst their fans:

Very interesting, still only 29. Not the best injury record but played 19 times for Burnley last season. I don’t really see any reason not to offer him a deal until January or the end of the season. He’s clearly got quality and it’s an area we are quite light in.”

With Brooks out and Stanislas fitness questionable, it’s not the most surprising link. It’s a long season and we’re going to need a deep squad if we’re going to challenge for top 2.”

He’d be a good addition to our bunch.

So it seems he is rated down south, so should Celtic take a punt?

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“The guy’s got eyes everywhere” – Journalists brilliant insight of Postecoglou’s transfer tactics. January will be interesting.

With less than ten weeks to go until the transfer window opens, many Celtic fans will be looking at Ange Postecoglou to see what type of targets he will be looking to bring in.

With the Hoops fans having their own shopping list, Postecoglou will no doubt have his own and Vince Rugari of the Sydney Herald was speaking to The Celtic Exchange podcast and giving the boys the lowdown on how Ange identifies his targets.

Rugari says Postecoglou is a very hands on type of manager and gets involved with all aspects of identifying targets.

But not only that, Ange also has access to the same player database that brought the likes of Patrick Roberts through Parkhead’s famous gates, “He likes to bring through young players. He likes to look at the academy and make sure things are set up properly there.

I think he likes to get involved in signing players as well.

Scouting for sure. Ange watches a lot of football. Especially during his international phase with the Socceroos. I mean he’d watch full games of players from the Socceroos all over the world.

Of course he is just big football fan, just in general so he’s the kind of guy who eats, sleeps, breaths, reads everything he can. Watches as much as he can.

I’m not sure actually if Celtic has access to the the City Football group empire scouting works?

I know that they’re almost like a cousin of the City Football group in a way because I know that there’s close connections there.

But I do know that Ange leant on on that facility quite often in his time at Yokohama and was able to sign some really good players through that. Not sure if that’s still the case at Celtic.

The guy’s got eyes everywhere and knows what he’s doing and he knows exactly what he wants, and I think he knows how to get it too.

So it seems Ange is pretty full on and involved in all aspects of transfers. If that’s the case, I can’t wait to see what he will bring in on January.

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“This will probably be my last year at Celtic”- Young Hoops star admits career is over

With Celtic looking to youth to make their mark under Ange Postecoglou, this would be the perfect time for any youngster to look positively at their future at Paradise.

Adam Montgomery, Tony Ralston and Stephen Welsh have all been given a chance, and shone, under the new gaffer and hopefully more will follow.

But one young Celtic star that is certain his career is over at Parkhead is on loan Kerr McInroy.

McInroy is currently on loan at Airdrie and loving life at the Diamonds but admits that although he has the option of another year on his contract at Celtic, lack of game time is forcing his hand and making him look elsewhere.

Speaking to The Daily Record, McInroy said, “It’s a difficult one for myself

“I want to play as many games as I can and show people what I can do. I want to grab a few goals.

“It’s a confusing situation for me. My head has been all over the place trying to work things out. So for now, it’s just a case of getting games.

“I have an option of another year at Celtic but this will probably be my last year at Celtic. So I need to get as many games as I can, wherever that may be.

McInroy has failed to make a single first team appearance at Celtic and has been at the Parkhead club’s academy since the age of 12.

A torn anterior crucial ligament suffered in May 2019 hampered the young hoop stars career.

He has made 25 appearances for Scotland’s u17/19 and 21’s combined.

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Kyogo is going nowhere and Celtic site’s should be ridiculing the ‘story’, not reporting it

I seen this ‘story’ appear yesterday and immediately knew it was a piece of nonsence.

An Italian based website, Calciomercato, claiming that Kyogo Furuhashi is on the radar of Southampton after a brilliant start at Celtic is one of the laziest pieces of journalism out there.

And when I say lazy, boy do I mean lazy.

The article consisted of this simple paragraph, “Southampton have set their sights on Kyōgo Furuhashi, Japanese striker born in 1995 of Celtic, former Vissel Kobe.”

Various Celtic bloggers dismissed it as such and as sites like HITC ran with it as a bone fide story, there was one Celtic site that picked it up and reported it as fact. Just for clicks.

The Celtic Bhoys ran with it as a fact based story and even added their own little caveat of, “But his performances appear to have caught the eye of clubs down South as he is already being linked with a move to the Premier League.

Apart from a two bit click bait site naming Southampton, what other ‘clubs’ are interested? What is their source?

Instead of giving the article from Calciomercato a going over like other bloggers did, this ‘Celtic site’ gave credence to it and added fuel to the fire.

Why do the job of the mainstream media for them?

The job of a Celtic blogger is to get stories that concern the club we love to the fans, from a fans perspective, of course it is and that includes possible transfer stories.

But the main job of a Celtic blogger, I believe, is to call bullshit on stories that are clearly written to unsettle the club, and this site failed at that. Spectacularly.

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“My biggest concern is he’ll be gone by 1st January” – ACSOM raises concerns about ‘special talent’

The thing I love most about Celtic fans is that they can spot a player.

Not just any player. That kind of player that you know is going to light up Celtic Park with brilliant football, deft touches and bits of magic that gets bums off seats.

Celtic are synonymous with that type of player.

Speaking on his A Celtic State of Mind podcast, Paul John Dykes was speaking of one such player in Filipe Jota after Celtic’s 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Celtic Park and laid out his concerns that with the Hoops current run of form and state of the club behind the scenes, the appeal of a permanent may be lost on the young winger, “I’ve watched the performance there and yes, whenever you compare players people call you a mug.

I see a lot of David Ginola in Jota. The way he plays the game, the cultured manner in which he plays it. The mazy runs. The fact that he can do it five yards from his own touch line, five yards from the oppositions touchline.

He’s a special, special talent.

But my biggest concern is Jota will be away back home, first of January.

Now, maybe not in the first of January, but we’ve got an option to buy this player and you’ve got to ask yourself why, why would he want to come?

One would hope by then, the club would have sorted out it’s internal issues and would not only become more stable, but look like a top professional club should do.

But then we all know this Celtic board. They don’t do professional.

They are amateur hour except that hour has lasted almost twelve months now.

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“I think they’d give him a chance” – Alan Brazil urges Celtic move for former England star

As Celtic look to build their squad for the upcoming season, what has been apparent is the squads lack of depth as they try to cope with their current injury crisis.

With Callum McGregor and James Forrest out of Celtic’s midfield there is an imbalance in the middle of the park that needs to be rectified.

Speaking on Talksport (as cited by Football Scotland), former Celtic player Alan Brazil has urged Hoops boss, Ange Postecoglou, to make his move for former England international, Jack Wilshere.

In his hey day, Wilshere was tipped to become the hottest property in English football when he broke through the scene at Arsenal but injury has hampered him throughout his career and as the talented midfielder looks to find himself a new club, Brazil reckons Celtic would be a perfect fit for a short term measure, “By the way, Scottish football’s not slow you know.

“It’s lively up there, as one or two people have found out when they’ve gone up there.

“But I think the Celtic fans would take to him [Wilshere] if he found his form, with his dribbling skills and taking the ball and running at defenders.

“I think they’d give him a chance, they really would.”

Wilshere undoubtedly has talent, his thirty four caps for his country have proved that but can the Hoops really take a chance on an injury prone player? Not to mention he would be be seriously unfit and would take some time to get up to any kind of fitness levels that Postecoglou’s style of football demands.

Celtic would do well to steer clear of this one and concentrate on targets that can make an immediate impact on the first team.

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“He admitted we deserved the victory” – Hoops player keeps on impressing with his class

Celtic ‘keeper Joe Hart has been impressing the media, pundits and opposition players alike since his big move to Celtic this summer.

Even after the Hoops defeat to Livingston, the former England stopper was gracious in defeat.

Speaking to Polish news site Meczyki, Livingston No1 Maksymilian Stryjek told how Hart congratulated him on his performance and said that The Lions deserved their victory, “We gave a high five, we talked for a while, we exchanged t-shirts. He kept his class. He admitted that we deserved the victory.

Almost all Celtic players went straight to the dressing room – including Josip Juranović – and he [Hart] went to thank his fans and was able to congratulate us.

Their goalkeeping coach [Stevie Woods] was fine too, he praised me for my good performance and wished me good luck.”

Hart has been one of the top performers for the Hoops side this season but even he had no chance of stopping Livi from man, Andrew Shinnies wonder strike to take all three points.

In fact, were it not for Hart, the scoreline could have been even more embarrassing as the big veteran goalie made two great saves in the second half which would have seen a narrow 1-0 loss turn into a humiliation.

Hart has been praised for his professionalism on more than one occasion this season. At half time when Celtic were cruising to a 6-0 win against ST Mirren, Jak Alnwick revealed he received a pep talk from Hart as he could see a fellow goalkeeper struggling.

Class act is our Joe.

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