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“I looked at” – Chris Sutton gives Ange surprising transfer advice

If there is one thing that Ange Postecoglou doesn’t need, it’s transfer advice.

The Celtic boss has shown that he has an uncanny ability to spot talent whether it be in the UK, Japan or further afield.

The Japanese market had been brilliantly exploited by the Celtic gaffer. There’s been plenty written about that in the past and because of that success Yukio Kobayashi now joins the club as the Hoops FIFTH Japanese signing.

But it’s not just Japan the gaffer has dipped his toe into. Argentina, Russia and England have all been raided and raided very successfully.

But Chris Sutton has offered Angr his opinion on where he should set his sights next.

Speaking in his column in the Daily Record, Sutton said, “There are other markets out there to get into.

For example, I looked at the Ecuador squad during their encounter with Qatar and thought there were good players there.

“Brighton have been upwardly mobile on that score.

Two of the players, Pervis Estupinan and Moises Caicedo, ply their trade on England’s South Coast. Some of the other individuals are in Belgium and France and doing well.

There are surely players just on the fringes of that Ecuador squad, such as Hatate is for Japan, who have talent, youth and ability who are available for peanuts. It’s just finding the right ones.”

The South American market hasn’t really been looked at seriously by the club.

To my mind Juninho and Rafael Scheidt have been the only ones to play for the club from Brazil and Emilio Izaguire from Hondura.

So could Ecuador or any other country in that region be next on the list for Ange?

Who knows because the Celtic boss is very good at keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to player recruitment.

I’m sure we will find out soon enough.

“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.”

“Up the Celtic”, “Tactically inept” – QPR fan reacts to Beale news with superb tweet that should serve as an Ibrox warning

The Michael Beale to Rangers story has been on that has dominated the headlines all week now.

With the Englishman the firm favourite to take the role on Monday, there has been a kind of mixed reaction by the Bears as to how they feel about the appointment.

And how they feel is pretty much summed up by this one tweet:

From one of them and it is pretty much bang on the money.

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But listen, Beale watched over us winning a Quadruple Treble so I wouldn’t worry too much about his appointment.

This QPR fan however, didn’t react too well to the news by venting his anger towards the incoming Ibrox gaffer.

Five months he’s been in the job so it is understandable how the QPR fans feel. 

Five months and a run of form that many argued was potentially sackable:

And as it looks like big Ferdy was paying for Beale’s taxi up to Glasgow, the QPT fan warned that, tactically, Beale isn’t all that:

I’m sure we will find out soon enough if Beale is going to be the manager officially but it is not an appointment that worries me to be honest.

So I’ll just leave you with this last thought. It pretty much sums up the whole Beale circus:

“Bottle jobs”, “It was cheating!” – Chris Sutton slams World Cup star

Chris Sutton is famous for his top class punditry.

The former Celtic striker is outspoken, calls it how is and is not afraid to give his views or opinions on the game. No matter who it offends.

Sutton has seen himself banned from a certain ground in Glasgow for giving his honest opinion on the game and how he sees it.

This time though it’s not Celtic, or Rangers, Sutton is talking about.

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It’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese superstar hit the headlines last night for being the first player to score in 5 consecutive World Cups.

An incredible achievement, but it has been marred somewhat with his onfield antics where Sutton has accused the Portuguese legend of cheating to win his team a penalty against Ghana.

Have a watch:

And this morning he let Ronaldo have it both barrels on the Daily Mail Facebook page:

“It’s not the first time is it? I’ve got to say, the VAR officials are absolute bottle jobs.

“And I’ve got to say, it isn’t good play from Ronaldo. It’s a trerrible example for young kids around the world. Everybody will be tumbling over.

“He’s a brilliant player but it was cheating.

“It’s embarrassing really how they missed it. You don’t have to watch it too many times to see that he went over.

“Totally manufactures. Out of order.

“It wasn’t a penalty. It’s cheating and it’s out of order.”

Ronaldo is one of the greats of the game and controversy like this doesn’t do him any favours at all.

“What is this p*sh?”, “Aye right and we’re signing Mbappe and Neymar as well” – Latest MSM Celtic ‘transfer’ story rinsed by the Hoops support

I’ve read many a stupid story in my life and this one about tops the lot.

This is right out of the ‘It’s International Week So I’ll Write Anything For Clicks’ handbook.

The Glasgow Times published a story today claiming that Celtic were ‘on a list’ of clubs that Cristiano Ronaldo could be going to after his contract was terminated by Man United.

The fact it was even written as a serious piece is bad enough, but to expect football fans, never mind Celtic fans, to take is serious was daft lack of judgement by the journalist.

I won’t name the journalist who wrote it to save his embarrassment, but Aidan Smith of The Herald, Glasgow Times and The Celtic Way really should have just binned this effort instead of publishing it because it’s probably done more harm to him than it has Ronaldo.

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And on The Glasgow Times Facebook page, it was given the classic Celtic fan treatment and treated with the contempt it deserved:

I think that puts that to bed now doesn’t it?

“What about ‘ bealing’ for when they get pumped?” – Sevco fans ‘Beale Ball’ tweet rinsed by Hoops support

Is it not bad enough that they try to copy us by trying to appoint Kevin Muscat from the J League?

Or how about the time they were supposed to be scouring the Japanese market after Ange plucked out Kyogo, Reo and Daizen?

They simply do not have an original thought or idea in their heads when it comes to their own club.

And now that the club are going to announce Michael Beale? This fan decided to post a video from the COVID season, of Gerrard’s team and called the football they played…………

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Jesus wept.

In an empty stadium, under no pressure from 50k angry bears and a slight hint of the video being sped up, Beale Ball was born.

I’m cringing even typing that so I’ll let the Celtic fans do my work for me here:

“It looks like he wants out of there.” – More trouble at Ibrox as BT pundit tips Alfie to walk away in January

New manager? Nope.

Ok, players happy and under contract? Don’t be silly.

The board must be happy though with all that Champions League money and transfer cash swimming about their brogues?

Not a chance. Dave King is lurking and urging shareholders to overthrow the Chairman and players are looking desperate to leave the club.

One man that is tipped to leave in January is wee Alfie.

Overweight and overrated, the under achieving Colombian has already checked out of Ibrox. It’s just that their fans don’t know it yet.

And BT pundit Allan Hutton is tipping the striker to leave the club in the January window.

Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton said, “Depending on who comes in. If Michael Beale comes in, the tendency might be leaning towards maybe staying.

“The likes of Morelos, to me, it looks like he wants out of there. He got the opportunity in the last game and it didn’t go well for him at all.

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“He still looks that moody player and he’s not giving us that aggression on the pitch where he scores goals.

“I think someone like him will, possibly, leave.”

But who would take him?

HIs attitude to the game is one of the worst I have seen from a professional in all my time following football.

No one will touch him. Especially as a fee will be involved.

I can’t see him going in January. He’ll leave for free in the summer where lack of a transfer fee poses no risk to anyone who will take him.