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Would have been useful if you had been a bit more specific with not only the title of the thread but the content! :lol:

Even though Peter Martin does sound slightly biased towards Celtic, surprise surprise!

PETER MARTIN: Clearout the key. . . . not who comes in

Strachan and Smith (below) must chop the flops first

by Peter Martin

SUMMER is normally a time for Old Firm fans to speculate on who they would love to see in their team and to get excited about potential signings coming to Glasgow to wear the blue or the green.

Gordon Strachan and Walter Smith have a big job getting the right players in, but for me the greatest test at either club could be who they manage to get out the door.

The dead wood at both clubs is eating up vital funds that both managers could do with to inflate their transfer budgets and, in turn, increase the quality in the squad.

I've had a look at each squad and I feel the greater pressure is all on Rangers boss Smith to offload no less than a full team and then try to add the flair the Ibrox fans crave.

Champions Celtic have quality, but they need more, while trying to ditch the high wage earning wasters who have drained the club without contributing.

The blue half could lose Allan McGregor for £8m to Newcastle or Spurs, so they might need another keeper.

Kirk Broadfoot and Sasa Papac will not satisfy the supporters at full back. Can Walter hold on to Carlos Cuellar? David Weir and Christian Dailly are cover at best. Thomas Buffel, Daniel Cousin and Kris Boyd should all be looking elsewhere.

Kris, for whatever reason, is determined to stay and fight and that for me is a mistake on his part. Alan Gow and Chris Burke have to look elsewhere. The Championship could be the place to match their wages.

Brahim Hemdani was useful in Europe last season, but I believe Rangers need someone more dynamic in the middle.

Walter should have a sizeable kitty to spend if he could get his hands on some of the wages freed up from the departure of the aforementioned players.

Over at the green half of the city, Celtic could save more than £70k-a-week on wages by offloading Bobo Balde and Thomas Gravesen to anyone who will take them.

Artur Boruc could net them £10m, so they also might need a new keeper. Gary Caldwell finished the season well, but I am not a fan. The manager is and he'll keep him.

Massimo Donati? Take the money; let him go, it hasn't worked. Someone said to me: "Lee Naylor finished the season strongly. Sorry, I didn't see it. £2m from Harry at Portsmouth, thank you very much.

Chris Killen, Jean Joel Perrier Doumbe and Derek Riordan are not good enough. £1m for Evander Sno? Yes, bank it.

Steven Pressley has left the building and, would you believe it, so has the £1.5m Adam Virgo. Waste of money or what?

That leaves my last suggestion for the chop, 20-goal hero Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.

Yes! JVoH is not lethal enough for me, but once again Gordon will keep him.

Half of my suggestions will remain here because the money is good and quite a lot of interested clubs will baulk at the asking price from both chief executives for their services.

Now to the exciting part. Who are they going to buy?

I said at the start of the season Celtic needed to look at their back four, so no change there.

I'd love to see an exciting winger emerge to help McGeady. Is that Mizuno?

Two top-drawer strikers, one of them not Georgios Samaras, are needed to put pressure on JVo H and Scott McDonald. I still think a classic No10 wouldn't go amiss, either.

At Rangers, Miller and Velicka seem to be on their way, so that could be 30 additional goals for Walter next season, 24 of course from Velicka and six from Kenny.

Rangers also need a No10 to help Ferguson. They could do with a look at their own back four and a couple of wide players.

This has a similar feel to the Celtic requirements and yes, because of the money they have to spend both clubs might end up chasing the same players.

Over to you Gordon and Walter.

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The guy who wrote it is well a tim. Look at how much of the article concerns Rangers, then look how much concerns the Sellick.

Nah I like Peter Martin, best commentary around, does he really need to write equal amounts concerning each club so not to be accused of being biased?

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Sasa Papac will not satisfy the supporters at full back

Outrageous comment. Papac has been one of the few decent consistent players all season. Dont remember him making any major mistakes.

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what a load of pish.

Sasa Papac will not satisfy the supporters at full back?

I would be less than satisfied if Sasa was told where to go, after he took the critisim last season and was, our most improved player of the season by a country mile, and was in contention for Rangers Player of the year.

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Old Firm Football Club

I'm on board with that Idea. Lets break down all those barriers and get a united old firm team. We could challenge the biggest teams in the world and create the world's largest fan base.

Who's with me?????? :clap:

:craphead::rolleyes:

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Old Firm Football Club

I'm on board with that Idea. Lets break down all those barriers and get a united old firm team. We could challenge the biggest teams in the world and create the world's largest fan base.

Who's with me?????? :clap:

Aye except for the smelly rotten tims that would invade our number, better to shut down Smellic.

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