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United will win the Treble....! :o

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Thank you for your confidence Red, but after Friday Nights result, I fear Oxford will hardly win a game, let alone a treble :o

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Thank you for your confidence Red, but after Friday Nights result, I fear Oxford will hardly win a game, let alone a treble :D

Well who are Oxford Celtic....! :o

redrus :D

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Crosas unveiled at Parkhead in landmark move

Updated: August 10, 2008, 4:06 PM UK

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Celtic unveiled new signing Marc Crosas in front of their supporters today and revealed more Barcelona prospects could follow the midfielder to Parkhead.

The 20-year-old completed his switch from the Nou Camp this weekend as a special relationship between the clubs came to fruition after four years.

The player, who has signed a four-year deal, was paraded to loud cheers from the Celtic support before the team began their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title defence with a 1-0 win over St Mirren.

The Spaniard, who made his first-team debut for Barcelona in 2006, will cost Celtic an initial £415,000, rising to a potential £1.6million depending on appearances.

The deal is the culmination of talks between the clubs which began under former Hoops manager Martin O'Neill.

The complex transfer gives Barcelona the right to buy back Crosas in two years for £1.65million with the Glasgow club retaining a claim to 25% of any future fee commanded by the player.

If the Catalan club do not take up that option, they would receive 25% of any transfer fee Celtic receive from another club.

Crosas, who helped Lyon win the French league and cup double in a loan spell last season, is the first player to move from Barca under the terms.

But Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has revealed that Argentina forward Javier Saviola and Portugal winger Ricardo Quaresma earlier refused the opportunity.

'We would have taken Quaresma and Saviola but the players decided not to come,' he told the Sunday Herald.

'We have always thought that this formula could be successful, so we have looked at Crosas.

'We are not finally there but that deal is now a structure which will hopefully allow us to add players going forward.

'Hopefully it makes a lot of sense. Not only with Barcelona but with other clubs too.

'A young or fringe Barcelona player could come here, play in our first team, play in front of 60,000 and in Europe and develop as a player. Both clubs could benefit from that.'

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Crosas unveiled at Parkhead in landmark move

Updated: August 10, 2008, 4:06 PM UK

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Celtic unveiled new signing Marc Crosas in front of their supporters today and revealed more Barcelona prospects could follow the midfielder to Parkhead.

The 20-year-old completed his switch from the Nou Camp this weekend as a special relationship between the clubs came to fruition after four years.

The player, who has signed a four-year deal, was paraded to loud cheers from the Celtic support before the team began their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title defence with a 1-0 win over St Mirren.

The Spaniard, who made his first-team debut for Barcelona in 2006, will cost Celtic an initial £415,000, rising to a potential £1.6million depending on appearances.

The deal is the culmination of talks between the clubs which began under former Hoops manager Martin O'Neill.

The complex transfer gives Barcelona the right to buy back Crosas in two years for £1.65million with the Glasgow club retaining a claim to 25% of any future fee commanded by the player.

If the Catalan club do not take up that option, they would receive 25% of any transfer fee Celtic receive from another club.

Crosas, who helped Lyon win the French league and cup double in a loan spell last season, is the first player to move from Barca under the terms.

But Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has revealed that Argentina forward Javier Saviola and Portugal winger Ricardo Quaresma earlier refused the opportunity.

'We would have taken Quaresma and Saviola but the players decided not to come,' he told the Sunday Herald.

'We have always thought that this formula could be successful, so we have looked at Crosas.

'We are not finally there but that deal is now a structure which will hopefully allow us to add players going forward.

'Hopefully it makes a lot of sense. Not only with Barcelona but with other clubs too.

'A young or fringe Barcelona player could come here, play in our first team, play in front of 60,000 and in Europe and develop as a player. Both clubs could benefit from that.'

Top of the league.... Rangers denied a stone wall goal at Aberdeen though. Old firm next week at Parkhead . Hope its a good match

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Well, just recovering from that one myself.

Better luck next time though usually first old firm result of the season shows things to come.

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Bhoys hope to delay Nakamura Japan return

Updated: September 15, 2008, 9:35 AM UK

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Celtic appear resigned to losing Shunsuke Nakamura - but they are hoping to persuade him to stay until the end of the season.

The Japan midfielder, 30, has hinted he may quit the Scottish Premier League champions during the January transfer window.

Nakamura's contract expires in the summer, although the club have an option to extend his stay for another season.

However, the player is finding travelling between Glasgow and Japan for international duty increasingly difficult and he wants to return home for the sake of his young family.

Hoops chief executive Peter Lawwell will try to convince him to see out the current campaign but may be fighting a losing battle.

"Celtic would be more than happy for Shunsuke to stay here for as long as he wants and certainly we want him to remain here until the end of the season," Lawwell said.

"But his agent has intimated Shunsuke would like to return to Japan at some point."

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United will win the Treble....! :D
Thank you for your confidence Red, but after Friday Nights result, I fear Oxford will hardly win a game, let alone a treble :D

Well who are Oxford Celtic....! :o

redrus :D

Now Now Red, Oxford United, say it slowly, you know you want to, :D United for the treble Ha Ha, I am not sure which type mind

Good Luck

Moss

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Samaras enchanted by Parkhead heritage

Updated: September 17, 2008, 11:02 AM UK

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Celtic striker Georgios Samaras insists money cannot buy the ''history, tradition or heritage'' that characterises the Parkhead club.

The Greece international had a loan spell with the Hoops last season, helping Gordon Strachan's side pick up their third Clydesdale Bank Premier League title in a row.

Samaras, 23, resisted other offers to make the deal permanent in the summer, signing from Manchester City for around £1.2 million.

The lanky hit-man has scored five goals in his last three games and that form should see him partner Scott McDonald in tonight's Champions League Group E opener against Danish side Aalborg at Parkhead.

The former Heerenveen striker admits he is more than happy with life in Glasgow.

''Trust me, Celtic is not just a club, it is more than a club,'' Samaras said.

''The important thing is not the money, it is a mentality of the club. Other teams may be able to spend a lot of money but if you don't have the mentality it will not go very well. You cannot buy the history, tradition or heritage of Celtic.

''They really love football here and the passion is unbelievable.

''You can't imagine how many supporters around the world Celtic have. If you are playing against Manchester United, Villarreal or Motherwell, you always have a full house of around 60,000 people.

''I realised that in the game against Barcelona here last season, the atmosphere was crazy. Where in the world will you find a better thing?

''So I am really happy here and I believe that I made the right step in my career.''

Strachan reiterated the draw of the Scottish club and admitted that regular Champions League football is one advantage that many English managers miss out on.

The Celtic boss looked forward to taking the Hoops down to his former club Manchester United later in the section.

The former Southampton and Coventry chief said: ''If anybody gets the chance of being Celtic manager, they should take it.

''The Champions League nights are a huge, huge bonus. You can look back over the last few years and say these are nights you'll never forget. Hopefully, the fans will never forget the nights here.

''I had been to Old Trafford lots of times as a manager but never in the Champions League.

''The whole world is watching and it's different from sneaking in with Southampton or Coventry and sneaking out again.''

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This season's team is not doing it for me, to be honest.

Paul Hartley is the only shining light in my opinion. Far, far better than Brown.

Don't know what Strachan was doing replacing Hartley at the Old Firm game.

Guess he's too wee to see right across the park!

Usually I have a few favourites in the team, but it's not happening right now.

Early days. Let's hope I am more enthusiastic after October and we're sitting

pretty in Scotland and Europe.

CelticBhoy

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Samaras looking the part, 7 goals and Spl top scorer. Rest of the team look out of sync to me. Away to Villareal a week on wednesday will be very tough. They finished above Barcelona in La Ligue last season . Looking for a draw at most.

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Celtic chase US goalkeeper Cervi

Cervi has applied for an Italian passport to ease a move to Europe

Celtic have confirmed they are close to signing 22-year-old American goalkeeper Dominic Cervi.

Cervi, a University of Tulsa graduate, rejected the chance to sign a contract with Major League Soccer after being selected by Chicago Fire.

He had a trial with Portsmouth without being offered a deal and has most recently been training with Celtic.

The Scottish champions had targeted Cervi, capped at under-23 level, after their pre-season tour to the USA.

Cervi, who spent time with Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Michigan Bucks, played for his country at the Toulon Under-21 Tournament and was part of the US squad for the Olympics in Beijing.

His parents are Italian and he is applying for a passport that would allow him to play in Europe without having to receive a work permit. MY SPORT: DEBATE

Give your reaction to Celtic's interest in Dominic Cervi

Celtic are looking for more competition for Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

Mark Brown, formerly of Inverness Caledonian Thistle, is currenlty Boruc's understudy.

Meanwhile, Celtic have refused to say whether Aarau's Switzerland midfielder Sandro Burki is also a target.

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I said earlier in this forum that this season's team weren't doing it for me,

so I better go ahead and eat my words since we've just gone 9 SPL wins in a row!

But I was right about Hartley. He is coming on leaps and bounds. He's my favourite still.

Hamilton toworrow. Could be the 10-in-a-row we've always fancied!!

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