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Journalist embarrasses himself on social media after Celtic make first summer signing

I’ve never understood why journalists get themselves involved in this kind of nonsense. After Celtic signed Odin Thiago Holm yesterday, almost immediately Ewan Murray felt the need to criticise the club.

For those that are unfamiliar with Murray, he’s a golf reporter that supports Heart but continually tweets negativity about Celtic.

His nonsense on Twitter knows no bounds. In fact, he tweets more about Celtic than his own club. Many would assume that he has an anti-Celtic agenda but then, those that think that are just paranoid, right?

Anyway, after Celtic invested £2.5m on Holm, Murray came away with this nonsense:


Firstly, as Ewan well knows, if youth players are not good enough, they don’t get to play for Celtic. Those that are, do.

It’s a simple concept that he seems to miss. Another simple concept, no fact, even is that Celtoc have lost their real top talents tithe likes of Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

Again, not Celtic’s fault. When clubs of this ilk come calling then it’s really difficult to say no. Especially with the promise of playing in the English Premier League or the Bundesliga.

Murray’s obsession with all things Celtic is strange to say the least. I think he should just stick to golf because when he talks about football, he just makes a Tit-elist of himself.


“Give the rest of us a chance”, “Mate ma Mrs is on here” – Celtic fans, Jota and Juranovic’s hilarious replies to Hoops star’s latest Instagram post

The Celtic players are all on a well-earned summer break. After winning a historic treble and with some participating in the latest international break, now is the time for them to take a couple of weeks R&R before pre-season starts in July.

Celtic’s Matt O’Riley was in training with Denmark just after the season ended and despite not representing the country in this international break, it’s fair to say his debut for the senior squad will not be that far away.

However, holiday beckons. So do photo’s of players in their moments of relaxation and Matt O’Riley posted a photo on Instagram that instantly made the male population of the Celtic support tell him to give it a by.

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I mean, come on ffs! What chance does anyone have when O’Riley looks like something that has been chiselled out of stone?

The 21-year-old clearly looks after himself and it’s fair to say the Celtic fans, although they appreciate Matt looking after his fitness, were feeling a little insecure about the pic.

So was former Celtic, Josip Juranovic and current Hoops hero, Jota.

Matt O'Riley Celtic   It’s fair to say our Matt looks after himself so I’m going to end this blog here as I already feel unhandsome at the time of writing!  

“He is similar to Kaoru Mitoma” – Former Celt tips star midfielder for EPL move

Celtic midfielder, Reo Hatate has just enjoyed a ten day spell on international duty with Japan.

The tenacious midfielder played a huge part in Japan’s wins against El Salvador and Peru and has cemented his place in Hajime Moriyasu’s plans for sure.

However, because of his solid performances, Hatate is being tipped for a move to the English Premier League.

But former Celtic striker, Frank McAvennie is hopeful that the club can keep him for another season.

“If you are a good player you are going to get poached by the Premier League,” he told Football Insider.

“I think Hatate would be an excellent player down there, he is similar to [Kaoru] Mitoma at Brighton.

“I just hope we get another year out of Hatate. He is a great player but he is not the finished article yet.

“If he waits another year he will do down there a better player and be able to hold his own.

“It is a hard place to go and play football. I think if we get another year out of Hatate I will be delighted.”

The Japanese midfielder still has three years left to run on his contract so if anyone wants him, they will need to offer silly money.

Before the departure of Ange Postecoglou, Hatate had already stated that he is happy at Celtic. 

But the landscape may have changed since then. With the Celtic players away on holiday after international duty had ended, the fans will be hoping that we can get through the summer without losing any of our top players.

 “We can all guess” – Celtic pundit makes Scott Brown manager prediction

The Brendan Rodgers appointment at Celtic has caused a multitude of headlines over the last 36 hours.

Who would have guessed three weeks ago that we would be sitting here tonight talking about him as the new Celtic manager in place of Ange Postecoglou.

But what the Rodgers appointment also did was spark rumours that legendary former Celtic captain, Scott Brown could have been set to return as Rodgers’ No 2.

It was obviously just paper talk. In no way could I see Brown giving up being his own man to work under Rodgers.

But could he one day become the main man at Paradise? Former Celtic striker, Frank McAvennie believes so.

Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie said, “I would think so.

“Either way he will do what is good for Scott, that is one thing I know about him.

“We can all guess but Scott will do what he wants and he will do it for him.

“He likes Brendan so if he were to come back as his number two I think that would be a stepping stone. Then in three years or so he would go and step into his shoes.

“He has got that aspiration to be a manager. I think Scott wants it and if he came back it would be as a pathway to being the manager of Celtic.“

Obviously we all know he’s not coming back as Rodgers second in command. That job belongs to John Kennedy now.

But Broony will have aspirations to become the Celtic manager one day.  And I believe he could do it. But only if he continues his upward trajectory at Fleetwood Town.

Next season will be huge for the former Celtic man. Next season Fleetwood need to improve on the 13th place finish in League One.

Because that is the only way we will see if Brown has the credentials to make it in management, never mind becoming a Celtic manager one day.