Celtic Diary Monday June 24: Bad News From Our Doorstep

It looks very much like the team that secures a ninth succesive title will be almost unrecognisable from the one that got the eighth.

Neil Lennon has proclaimed he wants five or six new faces, and given that a number of players will be heading for the exit door, this might be a conservative estimate.

Granted, though, a few more youngsters could be given the chance to make a name for themselves this season as well.

Karamoke Dembele is training with the first team, and should certainly see more game time. There’s an opportunity for a couple of others, such as Armstrong Oko Flex, Daniel Arzani and quite possibly Liam morrison, depending on whether or not there’s anything in this Bayern Munich story.

Don’t forget, although you may try to, we still have Marvin Comperr, Kouassi Eboue and Yousseff (is that his name ?) Mulumbu as well.

On the way out will be Olivier Ntcham. Thats pretty much certain.

In the ninety per cent certain category fall Keiran Tierney and Calum MacGregor. Arsenal are gradually working their way up to the £25m price Celtic want to bank for the left back, and even if they don;t, someone else will.

Stephen MacGowan of the Daily Mail has Peter Lawwell’s ear, and this morning published;

Celtic eyeing move for £3m-rated Boli Mbombo as they seek replacements for Arsenal target Kieran Tierney

  • Celtic rejected an offer of £15m from Arsenal for left-back Kieran Tierney 
  • The London club are expected to return with an increased bid of around £19m
  • Celtic are scouring the market for potential replacements for Tierney
  • The Scottish champions are eyeing a move for Rapid Vienna’s Boli Mbombo 

And I’ll wager he doesn’t get half as much stick as I do when I say it’s more or less certain he’ll be away.

One thing of note…if I was Lennon I wouldn’t be looking at Max Lowe, of Derby. Thats quite a severe downgrade from Tierney.

Calum MacGregor ?

He’s at that age where if he wants to have a life changing contract, it’s going to have to be now.

We hear he wants a life changing contract so we’ve put the rest together ourselves.

The money on offer down south for established players such as these two is night and day compared with whats on offer at Celtic. Thats just the way it is. And if you still pay for Sky, you’re contributing towards it.

Sixty forty to move are the disinterested Tom Rogic, who is likely to meet up with Brendan Rodgers at Leicester, Oddsone Edouard, depending on who bids for him, and Jack Hendry, who will be offered as a makeweight to Aberdeen should we be stuck with Scott McKenna as our only defensive option.

 

Probably not the most encouraging and optimistic diary you’ll ever read, but don’t shoot the messenger.

And don’t panic.

 

Oh, hang on.

Forgot to mention Charlie Mulgrew.

Maybe panic isn’t such a bad idea.

 

We are still seeing a number of names linked with Celtic. Christopher Julien of Toulouse is still on the radar, as are a number of others, but Julien is still the only real name thats been around for a few months.

There are supposedly two players from the English championship pencilled in for a move north, and one from the English Premiership. I don’t know if that includes Mulgrew.

 

The media have got plenty to talk about , of course, and so we’ll turn to them for informed and intelligent opinion.

Wait, let’s see what Keith Jackson has to say first..

Why Celtic and Rangers MUST cash in on Kieran Tierney and Alfredo Morelos – Keith Jackson

Keith reckons the next few weeks of wheeling and dealing on both sides of Glasgow could prove decisive in next season’s title race. 

 “These two players may very well represent the Old Firm’s crown jewels but hanging on to them for any longer may do more harm than good. ” 

Tierney is the subject of an opening bid of £15m, thats from a real team on this planet.

Morelas has never been the subject of a bid more than £2.5m. Thats from Gerrard himself.

How can the two possibly be placed in the same bracket.

One is a consumate professional who has Champions League experience, captained his country, and a hatfull of winners medals.

The other is Alfredo Morelas.

Still, it keeps them happy.

And means that the media can ignore this…

and not have to ask why two players are wearing two different tracksuits on an official club trip..

We know that the media are afraid of confronting the possibility that “rangers ” are going the same way as Rangers, and despite instances like this,which should set off warning bells, it appears they are just going to ignore it, like they did when another club/company from Ibrox went out of business.

Perhaps that explains the cloud of doom around Celtic, although thats not just coming from the media.

If our players want to go, and a few of them do, all we can do is get the best possible price for them, and hopefully re-invest it in such a way that we come out of this transfer window if not confident, then at least optimistic of winning nine in a row. 

Over on twitte, Seanzolio has been keeping an eye on developments around David turnbull, the young lad who despite what his agent appears to have told him, has decided he wants to play for Celtic after all.

He captured the player before he joined up at Celtic Park…

And then after a few pints with his local CSC..

Meanwhile, one MSP continues his personal vendetta against Celtic…

I had a very productive and constructive meeting with chief exec, Ian Maxwell, to discuss historic child abuse in Scottish football and what the SFA are doing about it /1 

I was impressed by how seriously they continue to take the matter, such that the SFA are helping FIFA develop standards of international best practice as regards safeguarding children and young people at every level of football 

We agreed that two matters are paramount. First, that coaches and everyone involved in the game is fully educated and trained in the importance of treating children and young players with dignity and respect at all times 

And secondly that when there are instances of wrongdoing, children, young players, their families and supporters know who to turn to and can have confidence their complaints are dealt with swiftly, confidentially, and properly 

The SFA have worked hard in recent months to put all this in place. It’s still work-in-progress. But what they’ve done so far is to be commended. 

I wanted to have a similar meeting with Peter Lawwell . Unfortunately he refuses to meet me. He insists his most recent letter to me is confidential. But my response, sent to him today, is not. Here’s what I have said to him: 

 I’m quite sure that a similar, though less well publicised letter, is winging its way towards others within the game, or who were actually in the game at the time of historic child abuse, which appears to have been endemic in Scottish football at the time.

 If Tomkins is serious about this, and would not like to be seen as pursuing an agenda against one man or one club, then perhaps he would like to get in touch. There are several directions he can be pointed in, and several questions that need to be asked.

On Friday we had this to peruse..

Pat Higney June 21, 2019 at 10:35 am · Edit · Reply →

Caption:
Check out the ref and John Greig chuckle
Because of the thumbs place on the third hun knuckle
When you see that sight, the fix is in
There’s no way in hell you’re going to win
There’s yer proof it’s been happening for years
How a handshake can validate your well founded fears
They powers that be, from the same cup supped
Because just like Gers, they are totally corrupt
Five ways agreements, normal rules shelved
But it’s coming to an end, with resolution twelve 

Today…

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Monti
2 years ago

Tierney is going nowhere……GULP! 🙁

Owen Mullions
2 years ago

Caption: Hoots Mon, och aye the noo to my Scotch friends. Vote for me not some patronising English twat.

Monti
2 years ago

If Tierney is sold i am finished with it, two seasons to go & these noel hunts on the board want to sell our best?

Those disco lights will be taken down & inserted somewhere first tho.

Signed,
P.O’Neill.

Bgbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

They would of issued a hands off Monti if he hadn’t asked for a move

It’s obvious really.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Bgbhoy

PISH…it’s not going to happen…he’s here for 10.

I honestly feel like Ted Bundy at a Hugh Heffner house party.

2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

yi sound like him as weel yi bawbagus maximus

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  The deesk

Woooooooo

Uralius
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, the biggest fear in that Celtic dressing room is John Kennedy injuries. I would imagine Tierney’s double hernia has caused an oh shit moment and he is thinking about his future.

Monti
2 years ago

Nurse can i have the meds tray…they are selling Tierney, double the dosage please.
I feel like Dirty Harry on PCP…..

Monti
2 years ago

PISH

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

F.F.F.

R.St.Parsley
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Frank Furters is guilty!

Mike A
2 years ago

Oh look a &unt holding a fish supper and can of Irn Bru. Think we’re all going to vote Tory. Aye that’ll right, you self serving, arrogant, slimy, heartless Tory Tosser

See how I held myself back there.

D'Fhinnein Mick
2 years ago

RALPH

An alarming article,couched in an alarming tone. Sounds like you’ve reached the acceptance stage while others are still at denial or anger.

As it happens,I agree with you pretty much. I mailed someone overnight about it. I reckoned that Tierney is a goner/gooner,Ntcham will be next,McGregor will be sold this season or next as will Ollie. James Forrest can be added to the list as the total breaches £100m. And I’d forgotten about Rogic!

I’m keeping my powder dry over on Sentinel Celts,but that will only last while the stories unfold. As soon as the ink is dry on the first sale,you’ll see my thoughts on it. I expect the first sale this week,btw. Tax purposes.

Bunch of asset-stripping bastards. Shove our best through the exits and expect us still to turn up,buy the merchandise,etc,while they are selling the jerseys?

Monti
2 years ago

Mick,
Denial is decent at this moment in time.

Mike A
2 years ago

As for selling Tierney. It’s inevitable with any player we develop with promise. We are in a crap league earning a pittance of what they get down South. We have a big wage bil, big outlay and cannot pay for all that on what we get in through sponsorship, winnings, ST’ sales and merchandising. Sad fact of life. However as we look at this modern form of slavery, selling young men with talent – it’s always irked me that footballers are bought and sold as if property – maybe we should ask what KT wants or any other player in this predicament wants. It’s a short career with danger of being even shorter so ask what KT wants.

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike A

He wanted away last year.

Monti
2 years ago

Why though? I’m not accepting KT is chasing money at this stage.
If it is just the money then get the maximum amount for him & we get on with it.

£25m? I’d be asking for more than that.
Celtic need to be harder to deal with here, i’d be starting the bidding at £40m.
The young Palace defender Wan Bawsacca is going for £50m.

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

£40m should be the minimum.

Paul21
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Why are you son keen on Celtic getting a high price for Tierney. We know as a certain fact from experience that 90% of the proceeds will be pocketed and NOT released to spend on new talent.

I am sick of the argument from Club sources that goes “we have to be realistic, we cannot compete with the big ENglish clubs in terms of revenue, remember what happened to Rangers when they overspent”. All true, but the options do not have to be !) overspend and put the Club in financial jeopardy or 2) get maga-bucks for our best players (we have raked in about £80m on transfers over the past few years), while always shopping in the bargain basement for project players, loans etc. We could safely spend £10-£20m on two or three quality players from English Champuionship or abroad and on their wages, without running into trouble. I fear that the management are using the “let’s not follow Rangers’ example” as an excuse to coin in the cash.

I reckon they have given up on European ambition and are content to compete domestically as long as the fans do not protest in the only way they can: stop buying season tickets and club merchandise.

Desmond and The Dekkers
2 years ago

Caption: Rab C Nesbitt is now the face of modern Govan after binning heaving drinking and junk food diet

Jbhoy
2 years ago

Agree with CS…Tierney has survived some brutal challenges which could easily have ended his career. His talent is undeniable and much as I hate to say it I think he should go as I fear the refs will get even worse as we move for the 10. We are going to need some tough reinforcements for next season.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Jbhoy

It’s a mans game, some of the challenges have been shocking, so what, socks pulled up & get on with it & hit them back harder.

Puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: Irn Bru complain to the Advertising Standards Agency about an Irn Bru advert.

Bognorbhoy
2 years ago

Caption…

Buckfast, and mars bars (deep fried )

These are the Scotch stuff, that I have tried .

But special fish suppers ,and a cold irn bru

Are the ones I am using to try to con you.

Come on you Scots Tories , please vote for hunt

Cause if you vote for Boris then your a ….

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

I didnae see a pickled egg, mushy peas or a buttered roll, on that chippy?
Lightweight.

Uralius
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

I had a black pudding supper, 4 sausage rolls, a pork pie, steak and ale pie, chicken Tikka Jalfrezi, Lamb Bunha, Honey Chilli Chicken, aboot 15 bags of Wotsits and more Brew Dog than I can count. Not a bad 7 days back in Scotland.

2 years ago

Tierney won’t be sold in this window. He’s been watched by top European teams for at least the past couple of seasons, so they are aware of his potential however, these teams will allow him the first part of the season to assess how well he has recuperated from his hernia op. If he shows the same skills as before he was struggling with this injury, then it’s game on for the minimum £25 million. Why would/should celtic sell at £15 million, when they know that he’s worth much more?

As for Morelos, he could very well be worth £30 million – I hear there’s a lot of money to be made in the american wrestling circuit!!

Puggy67
2 years ago

So what’s the game plan? We don’t anticipate CL qualification so we’re cashing in our chips? Our top talent were tied into BR and don’t fancy their future under NL? Our recruitment strategy hinges on allowing pivotal players to leave when the big money deal comes up to encourage new recruits? We reckon we can beat the rest with a development team? Either way NL’s 5 or 6 had better be 1st team walk-ins. It’s depressing to see KT go but at 26 CalMac has his best contract years ahead. And when the bubble bursts in the EPL due to cheap high quality streaming we should have cashed in on the madness.

Mike
2 years ago

Its always hard to let players go, who can read anyone’s mind and which one of us should stand in the way of a young man wanting to fulfil his own destiny. It is all up to the individual, yes we have an emotional attachment but what if the position was reversed what would we do? its very easy to say “if it was me, I would stay” what a load off piffle. We would do the same as K.T. we would be stupid not too. His friend Andy Robertson is rightly earning rave revues and also earning a fortune. Imagine going to play for Scotland and being told (and players are told) that you are earning a pittance up here, head south and quadruple your wages. It would take someone special to turn his back on fame and fortune somewhere else. The ones that do, are special, cherish them

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

FFS It’s Paracelsus Agrippa ^

I would stay & i wouldn’t need a megaphone or kiss the badge either.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Piffle ^

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike,
This can’t be allowed to happen, the support need to start ripping parts of the stadium off.
I’m starting with the lights.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti,

You cannot stop players who want to leave, its impossible, we might hate it, but it is inevitable, if they want it to happen. I have sympathy for these talented young men. But what is hard to stomach is who is bringing in these new players? who is identifying them, scouting them? was it Congerton before he left? who knows, but they better be good, cos if they fail then so does nine IAR.

Monti
2 years ago

One ballsacka has just agreed a £55m move to Utd.

Honest hoops
2 years ago

Caption; his campaign manager is inept as a football jouranlist…. that’s right…just hold up a tin of irn bru and a fish supper and you will secure the Scottish vote….condescending as ferk!!

Mike
2 years ago

Players come, players go and the PLC rake it in, if they invested in the same kind of player quality as the players leaving, then they might be some kinda sense to it all. But who has faith in an accountant playing at DoF. We are told that one is due to start in July, who’s quality is unknown and underwhelming, so who is scouting these new players? who can vouch for them? Losing the best manager we have had since big Jock and now losing perhaps two excellent players, its hard to take, especially “if you know your history” of past player recruitment. “Where’s The money Going, where’s the money going, far, far away”..

JIMBO
2 years ago

IF KT Leaves, Lennon must go for Meling at Rosenborg, top player and always plays well against us.

Monti
2 years ago

Reading some folks comments is depressing me further, ” inevitable ” ” accept it “?
No i’m fucking no accepting it, why accept it?
The same fucking day as we are losing our best fucking player, we bring out a third kit???
Stick your fucking kits up your arse Lawwell & your fucking pish disco lights tae!
It’s a fucking joke & we need to get rid of these
cunts on the board asap!
They are fucking ruining the place & are going to fuck the 10 up, do these bastards not get it?
£25m is fuck all for a player of this calibre, it’s fucking nonsense.
Is anyone paying fucking attention, they are ruining the club & we must protest at this, not fucking accept it.
Well fuck you Lawwell, i’m not going to fucking accept it, fuck off & keep fucking off until you get there, then fuck off from there.

Director of football for the summer??

What the fuck are you doing ya fanny?

Utter fucking shambles!

Monti
2 years ago

But…but….but, no Tierney?
No no no no no no no Aaaaaarrrrggghhhhh

Monti
2 years ago

Homer Simpson would just ignore these transfer rumours.
” not happening, not happening, Donuts, duff beer , not happening…..DOH “

BJF
2 years ago

Not very bright to blame others if Tierney leaves. No one can force him with a 6 year( 4 years left) contract. He has been brilliant for us and must want to play in a proper Football League. I am sure the money might be a consideration, you can just about make a case for one more year in our league but if he goes it is with my gratitude and if he stays brilliant, but it is really down to him.

Admin
2 years ago

Not got much to say regards folk moving in and out, que sera sera ( RIP Doris), but I am interested in all those fuckers who while moaning about departures are the same ones who rattle on about how we should be copying Ajax and Porto….so bringing Tierney and Calmac through and along and then punting at high profit ISNT what you meant?

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Those teams always have ready made replacements lined up, usually already at the club and playing well.

Us? Not so much so.

2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Ajax took 5 years to get to where they are today. They bought around their league, its not all academy players.

Who is to say Turnbull isn’t Calmacs replacement?

As for Tierney..decent left backs are like gold dust..let alone really good ones.if we dare accept anything under 30m plus massive add-ons then we are officially fucking amateurs.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  desimond

Desi,
Spot on!

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  desimond

Ajax were in EL Final 2 years ago, so although they’ve had the odd fallow year, when they’re good they’re good.

I believe they pulled in something likely £250m in transfers in the past few years but, as you say, they reinvest that in quality replacements not projects.

As we seem to have signalled that we’ll accept £25m for Tierney, why on earth would anyone offer a penny more?

henkesdreadlocks
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

I’ve heard that the £25m was a buyout clause inserted in his renewed contract.

KR
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

A thousand times this.
It’s what we should be doing but we are absolutely rotten at it as our scouting system is miles short of what it needs to be to work this way. Our academy doesn’t produce enough first team ready players either(or we aren’t willing to give them a chance to develop). Ajax got a couple of seasons out of De Ligt and De Jong and they’re off. Likewise Benfica with Joao Felix who has only been in the team for a season and is off to Atletico.
Anyone that thinks Tierney and Calmac being Celtic men makes any difference needs to wake up and smell the coffee as well.

2 years ago

Caption:
Hmmm. Fish supper’n’bru…you lucky tory Bastard.

Mike
2 years ago

There will be weeping here, and much gnashing of teeth, when you see K.T. Rogic and Cal-Mac departing theses shores. All the prophesy’s will come true, leaving much anger, broken hearts and despair.
Saint Michael, M @ S. 11.30.

Admin
2 years ago

Another aspect that anyone at Celtic involved in punting our players should be considering is BREXIT.

Its gonna come at some point and will removal of Freedom of Movement apply to football.if so, then Signing Europeans will diminish as you hit work permit issues.

Will Clubs seeking non Brits then need to purchase established Internationals to get work permits rather than U21 superstars in the making?

The purchase of domestic players will avoid such issues so Celtic should factor that in for another 10% increase in any transfer to EPL or Championship.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

PISH

2 years ago

“I can handle this silly season.”

Signed: Worrywart.

The Cha
2 years ago

Caption “Jeez, you try and ingratiate with the locals and they deliberately misspeak your name.

I’m away to find friends who’ll provide a warm welcome on their driveway.”

Mike
2 years ago

East is east and Celtic’s the best,
and they are the team we choose,
Lets go where they wear the green,
Those Hoopy hoops the best there’s ever b e e n,
Cups and trophies are the prizes,
For supporters of all different sizes,
Rings and things and buttons and bows.

2 years ago

Is he going to be like Mcgeady and Nicholas doing laps of honour around the garden of their mansions with their bank statements?when real Celtic men are at paradise with real supporters who saved their club !Mcgrory and mcstay !

5TB
2 years ago
Reply to  tully

CS; ‘McGeadys transfer funded the Building of Lennoxtown’.

You sure?

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  5TB

Surely the McGeady money was reinvested in quality replacements like Balde and Boerrigter?

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  tully

No, you cannot include “Johnston and Henderson so far with plenty more to come”.

In the past 20 years or so we’ve produced top talent in Maloney, NcGeady, Forrest, Tierney and McGregor.

That’s 1 player every 4 years, although its probably improved to 1 every 3 years in this decade, so we should’ve the next one by 2022!

Over the years there’s been dozens of players that were going to be “the next big thing” but fell by the wayside for one reason or another.

The likes of Johnston and Henderson have a chance but no more than that and, sadly, history would suggest they won’t make it.

BJF
2 years ago

Can’t see us losing KT and Cal MAC anyway I often criticise some posters who come on here and talk about another club but I am going to do it though really it’s the written press I give up on. The Sunday Times Scottish person said “ yesterday “ there were only 6 days separating Scotland’s last game and Celtic and Rangers reporting back for pre season training.” Now What the heck has Scotland’s last game got to do with “Rangers”. I get McGregor, Forrest ,Bain ( and Tierney, Christie and Griffiths if fit) would have an issue which is why they didn’t report back within 6 days but hey Douglas don’t let facts stop you being part of the journalistic cringe.

Uralius
2 years ago

I’d love to say Tierney isn’t away, but think his injury issues may have a say in all of this. Tierney is tough almost as tough as Broony, but if he weighs things up he’s likely to head South.

BroxburnBhoy
2 years ago

Sad to say and almost as inevitable is that very good players in Scotland will be snapped up by the EPL and Championship. For the young guys who may want to stay in their hearts the money is life changing for them and their families for years to come if managed well. They need to look after themselves and their families and Celtic should get as much as we possibly can for them and produce More great young players who can play for a good few years and eventually move on for big money. Its a shame and there it is. For us we need to replace them by purchase or development and win 10 in a row and get through to knock out stage of the CL

desdamoaner
2 years ago

Caption : Aw, Fanny, you’re just like May, she was a Fanny. So was Cameron, he’s a Fanny too. If you get elected you’ll be joining a long line of Fannys

Monti
2 years ago

I’d never leave Celtic, not for money, not for anything!

Uralius
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Neither would I, but I’ve known another life and have prospects outside of football.

Monti
2 years ago

Weered,
I played central midfield, the ‘ Regista ‘ …cough.
I have a vision of my old team mates saying i was the ENTIRE midfield. 🙂

Definetely more Lennon than Pirlo…..but i had a right foot shot in the Murdo Macleod style.

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

At school, were you called the Regista, cough.

Monti
2 years ago
Reply to  The Cha

Cha,
School?

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Didn’t you approve?

Puggy67
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

Whit 20 yards over the bar? McLeod couldny shoot his load at a pornfest

Monti
2 years ago

Has anyone seen todays picture of Maryan Shveds wife?
Can someone tell this lassie to put some claes on, she’ll catch a cauld going about like that.
Tut tut tut.

Let me see that again 🙂

Monti
2 years ago

I wonder what Buzz Bomb thinks of this Tierney nonsense?

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

He doesn’t think Monti – he boggles on

The Cha
2 years ago
Reply to  Monti

He probably thinks, “that’s Lawwell on his way to make his second billion”.

Cartvale88
2 years ago

Caption

Now we know why you jocks are thick enough to vote for us

Or

The Celtic board one of us

The scum media as usual are selling of all the Squad, it is a diatribe of vitriol, whilst they bum up the mighty sevco and their brilliant squad which includes Andy Halliday. In today’s Sun. Whether KT goes or not is up to him, even if Liewell tries to push him out the door.

The appeasers of all things Celtic CEO and colleagues, constantly excusing their masters whose total interest in life to make money and treat the supporters as a soft touch. Then again someone has to pay for the disco lights.

Broxburnbhoy
2 years ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Lawell is absolutely not trying to push KT out the door. The lad wants to ensure his and his family’s’ future is one with wealth for his future kids and to do that he has to go when he is in demand. Good luck to him he deserves it.

Uralius
2 years ago

The unseen Mason-media hand-shake is at work.

5TB
2 years ago

Youth development should be miles better than it is. If it was so much better than it is presently, we could gamble on our own projects. Only after our best talents have either been established as the next incumbant for any predeseccors being sold/released, or already making moves on the fringes of the first team.

The money is currently available to make the youth programme what it was meant to be originally, when we were last propositioned to invest money as supporters – and duly did.

Mike
2 years ago

Last season it was revealed by a new study that Kieran Tierney had played more games so far 46, than any other player in the WORLD. No wonder he went out injured. James Forrest like Callum McGregor eventually played over 60 games for club and country. We forget that these are still young men, some still growing. The point is are we asking far too much of them? the answer would be yes. Constantly under pressure to win games of football, nowhere near do they get enough leisure time. They barely finish one season before they have to start another one, even on their time off they have to keep an eye on their condition, diet etc. We hear complaints about the size of the squad, but its a wonder that they are not injured even more. Money’s great, adulation is great, but it comes at a price. We might mump and moan, but they are only human, they are not robots, time to give them some slack..

Uralius
2 years ago

Couldn’t agree more Mike, when 36 comes around they are fucked. What waits for them? Coaching, scouting, speaking shite on the telly? Fact of the matter is they deserve the big pay out. I only wish they would stay until 10IAR.

Uralius
2 years ago

Couldn’t agree more Mike, when 36 comes around they are done. What waits for them? Coaching, scouting, speaking on the telly? Fact of the matter is they deserve the big pay out. I only wish they would stay until 10IAR.

Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Uralius

How you doing Uralius, long time no speak, hope things are good with you and the family. Yeah its a short playing life, so they have to make the most of it, but as you know any transfer has to suit all parties. The bids mentioned IMO fall way far too short, we need to achieve a transfer fee relative to the top player that K.T. is, and its not yet being mentioned, so who knows. The C.L. qualifiers are coming up fast, we need to have new additions in pronto. Stay well mate…

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2 years ago

I heard before the end of last season that if Lennon got the job Tierney was off as he felt that under Lennon little progress had been made on his game due to having to do it all himself, he would need to leave to become a better player.

R.St.Parsley
2 years ago

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Puggy67
2 years ago

Caption: Scottish Tory’s East/West split, sea salt and balsamic or rock salt and tartar.

2 years ago

First Eleven (as it stands)
Bain
Ralston/Ajer/Simunovic/Tierney
Brown/McGregor
Forrest/Christie/Sinclair
Edouard
Second Eleven
Gordon
Perez/Hendry/Commper/Hayes
Ntcham/Henderson
Shved/Rogic/Johnston
Griffiths
It’s pretty clear where we need some quality signings.
If Tierney goes, then left back is a priority along with a right back to replace Lustig. 2 quality centre backs and a quality prove finisher. 5-6 quality signings.

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2 years ago

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“I say chaps, I’d like to thank my reliable friends at The SNP for giving me lunch and backing The Tories consistently since the 70’s, I guess you could say we are all Jeremy Hunts!”

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