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“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!  

“Blood on Scott Parker’s hands” – Incredible reaction to Celtic’s transfer coup

Away from poking fun at Sevco for a minutre (I’ll get back to that later), an article appeared in The Athletic where the writer was explaining what type of player Celtic are getting in Matt O’Riley.

The expected £1.5m signing from MK Dons is largely unheard of but The Athletic spoke very highly of him, “O’Riley profiles as something of an all-action midfielder who comes alive in the middle and final third.

The right-footed midfielder has seven goals and five assists to his name, with his distribution, finishing and dribbling all catching the eye this season.

O’Riley enjoys taking shots on, registering 40 shots so far in his 26 league appearances, and is a key part of MK Dons’ promotion-chasing form — with him on the pitch, they average 1.77 points per match and are 0.58 goals per 90 minutes better off (FBref).

But it was in the comments section of the article that gives a true fan account of how they feel about the player and the prospect of losing him for such a small fee that grabbed my attention.

User, ‘Will G‘ said of the move, “Blood on Scott Parker’s hands for not giving him a chance in the Championship.

Too many academy prospects are disappearing too soon from us, but it’s great to see the latest crop doing well with their careers after others have previously struggled.

Quite the summation and if all other reports are anything to go by, it seems Ange has pulled another belter from the hat!