One of the great things about the internet , especially where Celtic is concerned, is that you don’t have to look very far to find stuff that can only be classed as complete bollocks.
Which is concerning for us here at Etims, as back in the days of the rumour mill, we used to have the monopoly on that.
So it’s about time we started talking shite again.
As you’re probably aware, we hear all sorts of stuff and usually apply certain criteria before we pass it on. If only to keep the lawyers away.
But the filters have come off today.
After all, everyone else is at it….
Let’s start with the rumours of players coming back…you’ll notice that’s a plural.
Anything is possible, now that the Saudi’s have apparently discovered he’s not only gay but he isn;t the Jota they thought they were buying.
Whether he’s gay or not is irrelevant to us, but over there it’s a serious crime, and one wonders if he told them that just so he could get out of town, If he has told them that, that is.
Like people used to do when they joined the army and found out they weren;t all that keen on it once people started shooting at them, or they had to run up a hill or something.
If he is available on a free, then surely Celtic would be interested.
Might even convince Reo Hatate to stay if one of the more outlandish claims made is true….
To sell a player for £25m and get him back for nothing would be the sort of business that gets a statue in your honour outside the ground, probably even in a big fountain.
Of course, it pales into insignificance when you remember “rangers ” are due a cut of any fee for Marek Tilman , who they had on loan and couldn’t afford, but it would still be something to shout about.
Even if there would be claims of money laundering and so on.
With a defensive crisis looming ahead of a trip to Ibrox, there’s also talk that an emergency loan bid will be made for the man with the megaphone himself.
Keiran Tierney, once the darling of the Celtic support, is poised to rejoin his boyhood heroes…that’s us, by the way….and will fill in on the left side of central defence until the injury crisis is over, or his hip finally falls off.
Whichever is sooner,
That will cheer everyone up as there does seem to be a bit of a cloud hanging over the ranch at the moment.
And for shits and giggles we’ll bring in Alfredo Morelos, not to bolster the forward line, but as a warning to other players what can happen of you don’t eat your vegetables and exercise regularly.
None of those stories are any wilder than anything else you’ll find on the internet today.
Thing is though, they all make sense.
Except for the Morelos one, obviously. There’s clearly more gone wrong with him than not eating properly and getting plenty of exercise.
James McCarthy is leaving, although there are some who doubt he was actually here.
Alben Ajeti is going to sit tight until Celtic pay him off, which is fair enough, A contract is a contract, but the bit where he claims he is a footballer is certainly open to question.
It would be better if he left by mutual consent, which incidentally is how Mason Greenwood is leaving Manchester United, which will happen as soon as his lawyers explain to him what consent means.
As for those of you complaining that Celtic have money in the bank and won’t spend it, wasn’t it ever thus ?
Er, no, actually, and so therefore a little bit of speculation to accumulate wouldn’t go amiss.
That’s what money in the bank is for, and this is one of the rainiest days we’ve had for a while.
One table I saw shows that Celtic have more cash in the bank than all but four EPL clubs. That’s the two Manchester clubs, Tottenham and West Ham.
Add to that the money from the sale of Hatate…oh, that’s going to happen, at which point we may even overtake Tottenham at the bank…
Sure, there may be investment in infrastructure, such as training facilities, and perhaps a few new beds in the hospital room, it seems we need them…but none of that matters if the team on the park doesn’t do the business.
All the talk of extending the ground is pointless if no one comes to see the football, so instead of applying the policy of just keeping a little bit better than “rangers “, and we’re always going to be a little bit better than any team that has Todd Cantwell as their talisman, let’s aim for the stars.
Even if we land on the moon at least it’s a journey worth taking….