Norwch, Southampton, Crystal Palace.
If you have ambitions of being a big club on the park, these are not the sort of clubs you want to see your top players going to.
Obviously, Celtic either cannot or will not match the wages on offer in England, but surely it wouldn’t hurt to meet them halfway. do we have a problem selling the club to these players, or do we not bother trying ?
Just because the transfer window is open doesn’t mean we have to sell.
Celtic have accepted a bid for Joe Ledley from Crystal Palace, believedd to be around £800,000. apparently the ball is in Ledleys court. Perhaps it is just Celtic calling his bluff, and forcing his hand over a new contract, in a sense it is a wise move to get some money in for him, however derisory, but it should surely be easier to persuade someone who is already here to stay a bit longer, and given he is one of our first team players, then a wage rise to thank him for his loyalty wouldn’t have been too much to find, especially as we’ve spent on Stefan Johansen to replace him.
Until a bid for him comes in, that is.
Leigh Griffiths is at Celtic Park after Wolves finally acepted a bid, believed to be the same £800,000 with ad ons, and should be a Celtic player sometime today. We could do worse-and we often have-I suppose.
Robert Snodgrass-mebbes aye, mebbes naw.
Anything else would be a major surprise, but it least it means we’ll not be sitting up waiting for late night business and we can watch Graham Norton instead.
All very depressing, so lets look for some good news.
Nope. Can’t find any.
London Calling ?
Two more snippets, one not unexpected, one a bit of a body blow.
Arsenal are sniffing around Fraser Forster, and according to SSN-though I’ve not seen it yet, Efe Ambrose to Fulham is nearing completion.
What is going on ?
We don’t need to sell, and the impression from the players is that they are fairly happy.
Today promises to be a bit of a nightmare. If anyones anywhere near the ground, nip in, pretend to be a policeman, and seize everyones phones.
Selling Ambrose would be a move of monumental stupidity, and whilst bids are expected for Forster, we don’t have to sell.
We might as well join the EPL. Thats where all our players are going. Except Samaras, the Trabzonspor offer is still on the table, but they’ll have to be quick before we sell the fucking table.
So, wheres that good news….
Er, we’re in for Falkirks left back, thats if we don’t do what is expected and buy Lee Wallace, but we are rummaging around at the bottom of the market, despite having money in the bank, despite being able to offer champions league football, decent wages, job satisfaction, and medals..
Thankfully, though, it looks like Lee Tomlin won’t be coming.
Short diary today, because even typing this is making me miserable.
Like that book I just finished, called 1984. Things were apparently even more depressing back then.
Elsewhere on the site is the rumour mill, which is a much more entertaining and cheerful read than this, not surprisingly, as it doesn’t have to deal with reality.
Right, I’m away to see if plaster can be dislodged by repeatedly banging my head against a wall.
At eleven tonight i’ll do a diary supplement, trying to make some sense of the day.
If i’m not stood on the Thelwall viaduct with the police trying to talk me down.
NB; Just seen Leigh Griffiths arrive at Celtic Park. Maybe Lawwell should have a look outside the window at the crowds….