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“I beg you sign him” – Celtic fans react to Fabrizio Romano’s latest tweet

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Fab, sometimes we love him, sometimes (like last week) we effing hate him.

Trying to hawk Juranovic away this summer? What’s that all about?

Well his latest tweet certainly raised Celtic fans eyebrows and seemed to start a clamour by the fans to sign this newly free’d agent:

74 goals in 249 appearances. Is that good enough for Celtic to take a punt on him?

And then you have the added pressure of being the King of Kings son, never mind being a striker at Celtic where anything less than 20 goals a season is regarded as failure.

In my opinion, as a free, there is no harm in trying to get him.

I just don’t think his strike rate is good enough to warrant him being competition for Kyogo or Giakoumakis.

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Celtic face competition for defenders signature

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Sometimes you just have to wonder how much truth is actually in these transfer rumours that are continually linked to Celtic.

From Jota is signing next week (which was reported three effing weeks ago) to Abu Fani to Alexandro Bernabei, no one really knows what’s going on until the player is in Celtic Park with the scarf aloft their heads.

Take this report from Glasgow World (exactly, who?) that claims Celtic are in the mix for Liverpool’s Ben Davies.

The same Ben Davies that ‘forgot’ to sign a contract when Lenny tried to buy him until he was then lured to Liverpool in a move that set back his career at least two seasons.

Now Liverpool want £4m for a player they signed for £1m and Celtic should tell them to get stuffed.

But then, are we really in for him at all?

To me it’s just another lazy story drummed up to get Davies a move down south and what bigger name than Celtic to get Davies name trending out there?

It seems we are now faced with ‘competition’ from Middlesbrough (yeah, another lazy link) so I say let them have him.

Davies chased the money last season to warm Liverpools bench, let him chase the money again and play in Englands second tier to chase a dream whilst we play Champions League football.

Anyways, look how it worked out for us the last time a player chose money over medals last season……..

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Alex McLeish uses Celtic’s latest signing to push same club lie

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Never misses an opportunity does he?

Alex McLeish, the man at the helm when the EBT scandal hit Rangers, he himself admitted that if the Oldco didn’t pay money they couldn’t afford they would have been left behind by Celtic.

Some justification that isn’t it? Anyway, the reckless spending ended up killing the club and a new club was formed.

And with the death of Rangers, also came the death of the ‘Old Firm’ tag.

But after Celtic signed Benji Siegrist, McLeish was asked about the signing by Football Insider when he said this, “It’s an incredible move for the guy, to go to one of the Old Firm teams.

“There is a different type of pressure now. I know Joe Hart is number one now and he had a magnificent season.

“That’s what Siegrist has to follow. Watching him with United, in many of the games last season, he certainly looked like a very capable goalkeeper.

“Clawing at things sometimes when you think he was beaten. I’ve been very impressed by him.”

Why not just says it’s a brilliant signing for Celtic? Why even bring ‘them’ into it?

Why? To peddle the same club p*sh like he does at every opportunity. That’s why.

This signing had nothing to with that club. It had nothing to do with the ‘Old Firm’ but I suppose if you were partly responsible for that part of the Old F*rm dying, you would do anything to ease your conscience.

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Roger Hannah makes bizarre transfer financial prediction if Jota signs

On their way to Paradise

This was a strange statement to make and in some ways, I genuinely wonder why Roger Hannah on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard said it.

Speaking about Celtic’s recent transfer business, Hannah seemed to intimate that if Celtic land the winger, the rest of our transfer business could suffer due to the financial layout of the deal, “So much of the work to be done, transfer wise, by Celtic revolves around whether or not they get Jota.

If Jota signs then don’t need another wide player.

If Jota signs it will be a real boost for the supporters and also if Jota signs, they’ll have to pay a pretty penny to get him.

£6.5m to Benfica to get him. I think that will cut back on the scope to get a lot of signings.

But you need to remember the work not just in January, but last summer Ange Postecoglou did.

This isn’t a summer where Celtic have got six or seven or eight players out of contract or a year to go and ready to move on.

They’ve got a reasonably settled side/squad. Two or three little bits of business, you know, a backup left back which could be Bernabei.

A backup goalkeeper which is Siegrist. Getting the Carter Vickers deal done. Making sure that the Maeda deal went through.

And….Jota.”

The Jota deal will not hamper any more transfer business the club will do. With Champions League money still there to be spent on top of the money reaped in from last seasons sales, if Ange wants to add another player to the team, you better believe he will get the funds to do it.

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“Is not in the managers reckoning” – Former Celt predicts huge summer exit

For Celtic fans, it’s great to see players coming in to the club.

New faces always brings a buzz to the team and the supporters.

But what about those players that are no longer part of the managers plans?

Well there is one that former Celt Frank McAvennie reckons that could be on his way out of the club.

Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie said, “They need another centre half.

“That’s the biggest thing for me because obviously Jullien is not in the manager’s reckoning. He’s been fit, unfit, he’s been on the bench so he’s not had a runout.

“For me I don’t think he’s the kind of player the manager wants. Whether that’s right or wrong I don’t know but I would like to see another centre half coming in.

“We’ve signed Carter-Vickers which was a great piece of business and I just think we need another one. Tony Ralston’s come on leaps and bounds and Juranovic for me is a great full back and Tony’s pushed him all the way which is great.

“But the most important position for me is the centre midfield. I think they need someone who can break things up. I don’t think they realise how much of a job Scott Brown did.

“No disrespect to the boys that are in midfield, they’re all great players going forward but none of them is that catalyst you need to hold and break down things.

“That would make me a very happy person if we could get somebody like that in.”

Will Jullien move on or fight for his place in the team? I hope he stays. He could provide decent cover in case of injury but with one year left on his deal, maybe it’s time to try and recoup at least some of the £7m paid out for him.

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A Bola’s ‘coming days’ update is good news for Celtic fans

Brother Walfrid Statue, Celtic Park

Jota, Jota, Jota.

We all expect him to sign but we just don’t know when.

After what seems like an endless holiday, the Portuguese star looks set to put his hand to pen and sign a permanent contract with Celtic.

Portuguese media outlet, A Bola, posted an update and it seems that the signing may not be as far away as we think:

“Celtic are expected to exercise jota’s buy-to-be clause in the coming days (€7.5 million for 70 per cent of the pass) after having already settled the terms of the 23-year-old winger’s contract.”

Jota was in the spotlight at Celtic, where he contributed 13 goals and 14 assists, was a key player in winning the league and part of the Scottish League team of the year.

The weekend.

It’s got to be hasn’t it?

Because I simply don’t think I could take another week of speculation or, heaven forbid Jota saying no!

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“I have a feeling” – Mark Guidi on Fabrizio Romano Celtic rumour

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The Josip Juranovic story was one that sneaked up behind us all with steel toe caps and booted us right in the balls didn’t it?

Fabrizio Romano took us all off guard with his Juranovic tweet and whilst many tried to ridicule it, most of us that know the Italians knowledge of transfers got worried.

But how worried should we be?

Scotlands own Romano (I am CLEARLY joking so calm down), Mark Guidi had his say on The Go Radio Football Show and what he said will be a relief to the Celtic support, “I mean, I can totally understand why there’s interest in him because he was terrific. I think missed the last few weeks of the season with injury , but he certainly looked the part.

I think we’d all agree, approximately two and a half million pound transfer fee is a bargain.

Again, another one of the Postecoglou success stories in the transfer market. I think Celtic will be loath to let him go.

But it does fit their model of buying at two or three million and sell for 12, 15, 18 millions pounds or whatever you can get.

So it very much fits in with what Celtic are trying to do that.

That said, this summers a bit different for the club because they are guaranteed Champions League income so they don’t need to sell.

Again, these things as well depends how much the player wants to push for an exit, if at all.

We don’t know, Juranovic hasn’t said anything in public.

So I have a feeling, and we’ve still got nine/ten weeks of the transfer window to go, I think Juranovic will stay.

I can’t see him going. But you never know.”

We all kind of knew that anyway. Juranovic has the opportunity to play Champions League football and win trophies at a huge club.

He’s going nowhere. Yet.

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“Players that picked us over them” – Latest Follow Follow fantasy is a thread of lies

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I wonder who actually sits down to write the p**h that goes on Follow Follow.

Genuinely I do. Don’t get me wrong, thank Christ they do put all their wee thoughts onto a public forum because without them, what could we laugh at.

Especially this latest one.

Whilst we enjoy some healthy in the transfer market, they start a deluded thread about players who ‘chose’ them over Celtic.

Here we go:

This one is a blatant lie as Martin O’Neill chased that wee goblin because he was asking for money way above his level.

Next:

Again, another lie. Celtic didn’t go for Hartson until AFTER his failed medical at the debt dome.

No and No. Plus is he talking about the Brazilian Emerson cause he never signed for them so how did he ‘choose’ Rangers over Celtic?

I mean ffs. Do they not know that Conn played for both and never had to choose and Spencer? Now, I’m no Celtic encyclopedia but I’m sure we signed an unknown no mark from Slovakia over John Spencer did we not? Plus Spencer STARTED his career at Ibrox.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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How is that even a negative? How did it work out for both teams again?

I mean the thread goes on and on and on.

I would be here all day dismantling it. The link is at the top of this blog. But here is a belter.

The piece de la resistance. Hold your hats for this:

I’m logging off for today!!! Haha.

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“Too early for this nonsense”, “”Expert” you say………?” – Did the Daily Record REALLY compare Jota to Sevco underachiever?

Remember I wrote about Sevco fluff pieces earlier today? If you don’t, you’ll find the perfect example of one right here.

Well they were at it again this afternoon after they wheeled out Scottish football expert Pat Nevin for his take on Jota and Ryan Kent:

Now when we say expert, do we mean we couldn’t find anyone else to give us a quote so we picked a guy that hasn’t covered the game up here in decades?

Of course they did.

And what is this p*sh about Kent as a class act? The guy has been anonymous this season for them. Except when he seems to magically fall over in the 18 yard box every second week.

There is no comparison and Nevin and The Record have just embarrassed themselves with another piece of succulent lamb that the Celtic fans absolutely rinsed:

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The Daily Records latest hilarious pro Sevco Alfie piece is desperate stuff

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Darlin’ you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?
If you say that you are mine
I’ll be here ’til the end of time
So you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?

Did The Clash have magical soothsaying abilities that they wrote this song with the Buffalo in mind?

Never has a song been so apt for one man than this. Alfredo Morelos enters the last year of his contract the clamour to either try and sell him for £20m by the Scottish media or get him to stay is depressingly familiar.

And desperate.

After ‘news’ broke last week that Seville were ‘poised’ for a £20m move (yeah, I know) it’s now the turn of ex player soundbites pleading with the striker to stay. And why?

Because no one wants him. He’s not a team player and whilst his discipline has improved, there is always that wee niggle at the back of your barnet that given the right prod and poke, Alfie could explode and cost the team on the pitch.

The Daily Record didn’t disappoint today. They wheeled out Marco Negri with his ‘regrets’ about leaving the club too soon.

Only problem is, Alfie has been there for four long years. Negri couldn’t last one.

Negri eventually left Rangers after a falling out with Celtic hero, David Murray, who also stopped his wages whilst still an employee at the club. So quite why he would be begging a guy he doesn’t know to stay at the club is bewildering.

But that’s the media in Scotland. They need to put out these pro Rangers stories to curry favour with the club.

It’s embarrassing for them when you consider the disdain the Ibrox club holds them in.

But it was this little gem from Negri that showed me that this was an Ibrox fluff piece, “I realised how big the club was only after I signed.

“I remember my first game was the Nike Family Day, it was a training match between the squad – but more than 40,000 people showed up. It was incredible.

“I immediately knew it was a top club.

“Now it’s 25 years on and a lot of time has passed.

“I’m so happy the club is back at the top in Scotland and in Europe.”

Someone needs to remind him who won the league last season……..

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