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“He could be a very good player for us” – Celtic tipped to move for out of contract star ‘we’ve been missing’ since Broony

As the transfer rumour mill continues to circulate Celtic, the rumours of who will be joining and who will be leaving will be firmly on the minds of the fans.

As Ange Postecoglou goes about his business quickly and, most importantly, quietly, the lack of rumours coming out of the club leave us all guessing and with an opinion who the club should be targetting.

And there is one player available who is attracting attention ever since he announced he would not be signing a contract extension at his club.

Discussing him, Paul John Dykes and Liam Carrigan certainly seem to think he could do a job for us.

Speaking on A Celtic State of Mind, Carrigan said, “I hope we are because I’m in a minority that actually really rates him and thinks he could.

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He’s not quite Celtic class at the moment but with the right training, the right conditioning and being utilised the right way, he could be a very good player for us.

I really, really liked his performance for Scotland when he came in at the last minute and did superbly well. So yeah, I like him.

I like his wholehearted approach. I think we’ve been kind of missing that, shall we say a wholehearted type of player since ever since Broony left.”

Wholehearted is certainly a word to describe his style. Available for free in the summer of for a nominal fee in January, Porteous is one that I think we should avoid.

His disciplinary record at just 23 years old is shocking. He has been banned for a total of 12 games for five red cards and a yellow card suspension.

Comparing that to Broony, the legendary captain only missed 11 games due to suspension in his ENTIRE career.

Let’s hope this one is body swerved by Ange.

“He still seems to divide opinion” – Celtic nine a row legend under the microscope

I’ve never understood the bad rep James Forrest gets from some sections of the Celtic support.

The guy has been at Celtic for every single one of our nine in a row seasons, won a Quadruple Treble and, next to Scott Brown, is one of our most decorated players in our history.

He is a bona fide legend.

But there are still some people who just don’t rate him as a player.

And speaking on BBC Sportsound, Paul John Dykes was discussing the winger when he said, “James is a player that, when we do our broadcast, he seems to still divide opinion a lot of time.

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And I’ll always stand up for him because I just think what the guy has achieved, what benefit other younger players and new players coming into the club are going to get from somebody like James Forrest, who knows the club the expectations and the standards.

So I remember when he scores that hattrick that day I felt a wee bit vindicated because I always stand up for him.

And he’s not going to play every week but what a guy to bring on .

And as I say, I’m sure he’ll be brilliant in the dressing room and on the training park.”

That is, no doubt, why Ange Postecoglou offered him a contract extension.

He still has something to offer the first team as we have already seen this season, but the professionalism he brings to the team and the stature of having a player who has won everything there is domestically must surely be a source of motivation to the youngsters at Lennoxtown that can see that if you work hard enough at your game, you can make it in this game not only for club, but for country as well.

Andy Halliday’s latest update on why Morelos is ‘struggling’ at Ibrox is just stunning

Andy Halliday. That man that knows everything you don’t need to know about football has delivered this outstanding update on why Alfredo Morelos is struggling for form at Rangers.

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“It might sound a bit silly, but a lot of it is down to he doesn’t speak fluent English and with Michael Beale being a Portuguese speaker he actually can speak to him. Can he get through to him that way. That’s the finer details. Can that help? Who knows.”

I know. It won’t as Alfie speaks Spanish, not Portuguese.

Brilliant insight from the former Rangers player now turned cheerleader.

I would respect Halliday more if he just spoke honestly about Morelos. The guys is a liability and has had chucked it.

I can see it, Gio saw it and so does every single Rangers fan.

If only Gio spoke fluent Spanish to get through to Alfie.

No, wait!

 “Misleading or deceptive conduct” – Trouble at Ibrox as £1.7m legal action taken against ‘The Rangers FC’

The Sydney Super Cup was a thorn in *Rangers side ever since the tournament was announced.

Billed as the Ange Homecoming Tour, the Ibrox fans were absolutely furious that not only was their own club playing second fiddle to a man they had backed for the sack last Christmas, they were also being paid far less money than our club for the priviledge.

Of course, they will deny that. They will claim that the ‘Old F*rm’ should never be used for a friendly match even though the Old F*rm died in 2012 but we all know the real reason why they didn’t want to take part.

Ange Postecoglou has them on strings. On and off the park.

And now, the inevitable has happened.

The cub is being SUED for £1.7m by the tournament organisers TEG Live Pty Ltd and Left Field Live Pty Ltd.

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And what is interesting is that the papers have been submitted as a ‘claim against The Rangers FC in Federal Court on Friday‘.

‘The’ Rangers FC. Why on earth would that be?

The report goes on to say, “The promoters claim they suffered loss and damage following the wrongful termination with Destination NSW reducing their core funding by £800,000 and loss of ticket sales as well as costs of marketing.

“They are claiming £1.7m in compensation, noting a clause in the agreement outlining Rangers should play unless a ‘force majeure event’ should occur such as governmental action, pandemic or severe weather.

“The court documents also claim Rangers engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct contrary to Australian Consumer Law.”

So not only did the failure to appear in the tournament cost them millions in lost revenue, they look as though they will need to PAY almost £2m for the privilege of saving their fans faces.

Brilliant isn’t it?

“Sacked within a year”, “I’m glad he is gone”, “Good riddance” – QPR fans wish Beale well in new job

It’s done noiw isn’t it?

After weeks of speculation and Celtic fans laughing into their phone’s, Rangers have only gone and announced a manager with five months experience of being a gaffer to stop Ange Postecoglou.

Yep. Five months.

And he’s the real deal. Cause he ‘gets’ the club.

Never understood that reason to hire a manager for ‘geting’ the club.

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It’s a really bizarre.

I mean a reason for me to hire a manager would be:

  1. He’s qualified to run the team.
  2. He has great knowledge of the game.
  3. Can spot and recruit good players
  4. Has honesty and integrity.

Number 4 is what the QPR fans are seriously questioning as they reacted to their former gaffer’s appointment when the London club announced it, rather coldly, on Twitter:

And they all wished him well in their own special way:

Chris Sutton reacts to Michael Beale appointment with ominous warning to Sevco fans

So, it has happened after all.

Michael Beale is the next manager Ange Postecoglou will be responsible for sacking next summer.

The Englishman was officially announced as Rangers TWELFTH boss in eleven years as the Glasgow club struggles to pull itself out of Celtic’s shadow.

Michael Beale was part of Steven Gerrard’s set up before this time last year, Aston Villa came calling to take him to the English Premiership.

And after dumping Villa to join QPR less than five months ago, Beale has now joined the Ibrox club with a ‘promise’ to the Rangers fans.

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A promise that Chris Sutton has used to warn the Rangers fans of:

And you know what, I’m not even going to bother reading what his solemn promise was.

I’m willing to bet it was something to do with a project and not walking away then signed off with WATP.

Probably not but it won’t be far off.

I just can’t understand this appointment. A three year deal for a manager they will need to pay off in less than a year?

It’s as if they have wads of cash to burn.

Better get back onto selling those £55 tops for the bargain price of £60.

“He’s the only man that can save us” – Code Blue as Sevco fan makes bizarre live radio plea

They really are a strange bunch these Rangers fans.

It’s been six months since the manager, the board and the players were the best thing since sliced bread and after a humping by Celtic and a humbling in the Champions League, the fans turned quickly and the scattergun was out taking no prisoners.

Gio is gone, half the team are out of contract in the summer and, now, it looks like the board are firmly in the fans’ sights.

But do they want a fresh change? Do they want to see a new investor brought into the club? Do they want a man or woman in charge that can set the club on a new course with a new vision?

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Don’t be so bloody daft.

This fan called Clyde 1 Superscoreboard to tell us EXACTLY who the man is to take them forward:

“I just want I want to say to all my fellow Rangers fans, I want Rangers to fight to the death, right.

I don’t want them to give up on the league. Nine points is a big gap. Historically, it doesn’t usually get overturned.

I think it’s maybe happened once or twice in the last thirty years. I want this new man to try his best for these next few months because, let’s face it, it’s going to be difficult to win the league.

We can snatch the cups. The futures the most important for Rangers.

The recruitment, the new man, get the team playing well again and get the whole club up.

And another point, the only man that can save the whole situation as well is Dave King.

He needs to get rid of every other man on that board. He needs to come in on that AGM because he is the only man that can save us, plus a good manager.”

A couple of points. Mike Ashley. Castore. £5m. And Pedro Caixinha.

I’m with this guy! Bring him home!!

“Wolves have not only dodged a bullet, they’ve won the lottery” – Journalist’s stunning rant at ‘new’ Ibrox gaffer that should serve as a warning to the Bears

Yes folks, it’s true.

The Banter Years are well and truly back and it is bloody marvellous.

Many would argue that they had never really left, but with what we have witnessed over the last week to ten days, events at Ibrox have just proven that that club is still as mad as a box of frogs.

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From the Return of the King (maybe) to wee Alfie checking out, the constant negative headlines from that club is just superb.

But this rant from journalist Nathan Judah is just absolutely first class.

As Michael Beale ‘agrees’ to become the new Rangers gaffer, Juday tweeted this belter:

Absolutely outstanding and if the Rangers fans think that he wouldn’t jump ship the minute another EPL club comes calling, they should think again.

‘Seeing my friends is the perfect medicine in my fight with cancer’ – Frank McGarvey opens up on his fight

Celtic legend Frank McGarvey has been used to battles on the pitch throughout his whole career.

The legendary striker was a class act in his day as he was part of a Celtic side in the 1980’s that won back-to-back titles, a League Cup and two Scottish Cups.

But recently McGarvey was told that he would need to face another fight as he was diagnosed with cancer.

McGarvey told PLZ Soccer that his friends in the game have helped him fight as he spoke openly and honestly about what he has had to face:

The full interview will be shown live on PLZ’s YouTube channel this afternoon.

And all at Born Celtic certainly wish Frank all the very best and a speedy recovery.

Dan Orlowitz predicts Celtic’s ‘hidden gem’ could net millions

He’s not even in the door yet and Yuki Kobayashi is being tipped to earn us millions in transfer fees.

The Japanese defender signed for the club in a blaze of glory this week and the capture was met with widespread excitement amongst the Celtic fans.

A left sided defender, Kobayashi finally brings us balance in the centre of defence and the next big question will be who will Postecoglou pick between him, Starfelt and Jenz to partner CCV.

All that will come in due course but giving a run down on the defender, Dan Orlowitz claimed that if Kobayashi is successful at Celtic there is not doubt he could find himself at a ‘bigger club’.

Calm down Dan, there are not many bigger clubs out there than Celtic but I take his point. I’m sure he meant a bigger league.

Speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, Orlowitz said, “Kobayashi is a very strong defensive signing. He’s still young, 22 years old, great when it comes to duels, greater winning the ball, especially in the opposing half, very strong in the air.

“I would describe him as a hidden gem in that he isn’t getting get as much exposure as midfielders or attackers.

But for those who do follow the J League, he’s regarded very highly among defenders.

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And I think that people who have seen how he’s evolved at Vissel Kobe, at how he’s done for the underage national teams do see a lot of potential there. And I absolutely do think that if he can succeed at Celtic, he can absolutely step up and move to a bigger club.

The sky’s the limit, as we’ve seen from countless Japanese players in Europe who have arrived and put in the effort, and eventually that’s paid off with big transfers.”