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93 days of this left, the farming of Patrick Roberts

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May is not out, the manager is not formally in place yet, but there’s an early bit of transfer rumblings underway as Celtic begin the process of building a squad for an attack on The Nine.

In response to speculation linking Celtic to one of his players, Motherwell chief exec, Alan Burrows, wrote on Twitter, “figures in papers are often educated stabs and not a true reflection on either what one/any club might be prepared to pay or the other might be prepared to accept.”

In short, any inquiry from Celtic for David Turnbull is at an early stage and conversations will not be around the figures reported.

We have 93 days like this until the transfer window closes….

Like you, I enjoyed watching Patrick Roberts.  He is a gifted player and good professional.  His could have been a permanent signing for Celtic but Pep Guardiola had other ideas.  Now he has signed a new contract, keeping him at at Manchester City for another three years, a club he will almost certainly never play competitively for, while simultaneously agreeing to a one year loan at newly promoted Norwich.

It is hard to escape agricultural metaphors when watching what the tier one clubs in England do with young talent.  They are a crop to hoard and sell, not to consume.  City paid Fulham £12m for Patrick four years ago.  His new contract will be worth several millions per year, and when his value is right, they will sell him.  This is a business model, independent of first team considerations.

A season in the English Premier League could be enough to raise a fee in excess of £20m, but there is a risk going to Norwich.  Patrick’s talents are most valuable unlocking packed defences.  Players of craft are less valued the further down the league you go, where robustness and counter-attacking football has become mandatory.

He would contribute his share in that Manchester City squad, or at Celtic, but his bit-part season at relegated Girona is a portent of what could lie ahead for him in Norwich.  At least he’ll be able to catch the tunes on North Norfolk Digital.

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  1. emusanorphan on

    Big Judith celebrating 20 years today as weather presenter on BBC. Just in case anyone fancies an anniversary wank?

  2. Big Packy

     

    Of course I would prefer to see our team rather than our stadium in a big final.

     

    I was just being realistic.

     

    Our stadium and it’s atmosphere has been lauded all over Europe these past 20 years.

     

    I believe if we ticked all the boxes Uefa would want to give us it although as was pointed out perhaps the blazers at the SFA would have something to say about that.

  3. weebobbycollins on

    Benny Lynch moved from Florence St to Burnside…

     

    Not a lot of people know that…

  4. MELBOURNE MICK’S LOCATION LIST

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Melbourne Mick – Melbourne – Australia

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Prestonpans Bhoys – Prestonpans – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jobo Baldie – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hot Smoked – Arbroath – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Chairbhoy – High Wycombe – England

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Park Road 67 – Girvan – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Gene – Biddulph, – North Staffs – England

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PADDYMACOZ – Australia.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BSR – Lower East Kilbride – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Fool time whistle – North Carolina – USA

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    JamesGang – between Kew and Dunblane but always Glasgow in my

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    JMcCormick – Wishae – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bada Bing – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Knightswoodbhoy – Guess? – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Glasgowbhoy – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Glasgowghirl – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mncelt – Minnesota – USA

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BIGRAILROADBLUES – Govanhill – Scotland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    DRESDENCSC – Dresden – Germany

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Timhorton – Ontario – Canada

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Almore – Áth Cliath (De Nortside). Éire.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WITS – Áth Cliath (De Nortside). Éire.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    YogiHughes – Mayo, Ireland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bognorbhoy – Bognor Regis

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thecelt45 – Houston, Texas

     

     

    Emeraldbee – south East Kilbride

  5. MELBOURNE MICK’S LOCATION LIST

     

    Melbourne Mick – Melbourne – Australia

     

    Prestonpans Bhoys – Prestonpans – Scotland

     

    Jobo Baldie – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Hot Smoked – Arbroath – Scotland

     

    Chairbhoy – High Wycombe – England

     

    Park Road 67 – Girvan – Scotland

     

    Gene – Biddulph, – North Staffs – England

     

    PADDYMACOZ – Australia.

     

    BSR – Lower East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Fool time whistle – North Carolina – USA

     

    JamesGang – between Kew and Dunblane but always Glasgow in my

     

    JMcCormick – Wishae – Scotland

     

    Bada Bing – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Knightswoodbhoy – Guess? – Scotland

     

    Glasgowbhoy – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

    Glasgowghirl – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

    Mncelt – Minnesota – USA

     

    BIGRAILROADBLUES – Govanhill – Scotland

     

    DRESDENCSC – Dresden – Germany

     

    Timhorton – Ontario – Canada

     

    Almore – Áth Cliath (De Nortside) – Éire.

     

    WITS – Áth Cliath (De Nortside) – Éire.

     

    YogiHughes – Mayo – Ireland

     

    Bognorbhoy – Bognor Regis – England

     

    Thecelt45 – Houston – Texas – USA

     

    Sid – Stirling – Scotland

     

    Lazydynamite – Whitby,North Yorkshire, – England

     

    16 roads – Belfast – Ireland

     

    SFTB – Cambuslang – Scotland

     

    WBC – Cathkin Braes – Scotland

     

    Emeraldbee – South East Kilbride – Scotland

  6. Right hopefully I’ve not missed anyone whilst tidying this up ????

     

     

     

    MELBOURNE MICK’S LOCATION LIST

     

    Melbourne Mick – Melbourne – Australia

     

    Prestonpans Bhoys – Prestonpans – Scotland

     

    Jobo Baldie – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Hot Smoked – Arbroath – Scotland

     

    Chairbhoy – High Wycombe – England

     

    Park Road 67 – Girvan – Scotland

     

    Gene – Biddulph, – North Staffs – England

     

    PADDYMACOZ – Australia.

     

    BSR – Lower East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Fool time whistle – North Carolina – USA

     

    JamesGang – between Kew and Dunblane but always Glasgow in my ?

     

    JMcCormick – Wishae – Scotland

     

    Bada Bing – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Knightswoodbhoy – Guess? – Scotland

     

    Glasgowbhoy – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

    Glasgowghirl – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

    Mncelt – Minnesota – USA

     

    BIGRAILROADBLUES – Govanhill – Scotland

     

    DRESDENCSC – Dresden – Germany

     

    Timhorton – Ontario – Canada

     

    Almore – Áth Cliath (De Nortside). Éire.

     

    WITS – Áth Cliath (De Nortside). Éire.

     

    YogiHughes – Mayo, Ireland

     

    Bognorbhoy – Bognor Regis

     

    Thecelt45 – Houston, Texas

     

    Lazydynamite- Whitby,North Yorkshire,England

     

    Sid- Stirling

     

    16roads – Baile Uí Mhurchú Beal Feirste.Ballymurphy Belfast.

     

    S.F.T.B. – Cambuslang, via Donegal, The Gorbals and Castlemilk.

     

    Friesdorfer – now of Dundee, by way of Tradeston, the Gorbals and Busby

     

    WEEBOBBYCOLLINS – Foothills of Cathkin Braes overlooking Paradise…

     

    Emeraldbee – south East Kilbride

  7. MELBOURNE MICK’S LOCATION LIST

     

     

    Melbourne Mick – Melbourne – Australia

     

    Prestonpans Bhoys – Prestonpans – Scotland

     

    Jobo Baldie – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Hot Smoked – Arbroath – Scotland

     

    Chairbhoy– High Wycombe – England

     

    Park Road 67 – Girvan – Scotland

     

    Gene– Biddulph, – North Staffs – England

     

    PADDYMACOZ – Australia.

     

    BSR – Lower East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Fooltime whistle – North Carolina – USA

     

    JamesGang – between Kew and Dunblane but always Glasgow in my

     

    J McCormack– Wishae – Scotland

     

    Bada Bing – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Knightswoodbhoy – Guess? – Scotland

     

    Glasgowbhoy – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

    Glasgowghirl – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

    Mncelt – Minnesota – USA

     

    BIGRAILROADBLUES – Govanhill – Scotland

     

    DRESDEN CSC– Dresden – Germany

     

    Timhorton – Ontario – Canada

     

    Almore – Áth Cliath (De Nortside) – Éire.

     

    WITS – Áth Cliath (De Nortside) – Éire.

     

    YogiHughes – Mayo – Ireland

     

    Bognorbhoy – Bognor Regis – England

     

    Thecelt45 – Houston – Texas – USA

     

    Sid – Stirling – Scotland

     

    Lazydynamite– Whitby,North Yorkshire, – England

     

    16 roads – Belfast – Ireland

     

    SFTB – Cambuslang – Scotland

     

    WBC – Cathkin Braes – Scotland

     

    Emeraldbee – South East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Onemalloy – Grangemouth

  8. Fool Time Whistle on

    Melbourne Mick is asleep now..

     

     

    He’ll be a happy Mick when he wakes up and sees his updated list..

     

     

    Such simple ideas bring us all together.

     

     

    Emotional connection to todays game on many levels, not just 3 ex Celts likely to be involved.

     

     

    Big family ties so I’m tuning in and although I slightly favour the Reds I will smile if Spurs do it.

     

     

    Make a game to remember – which will be tough after those phenomenal semi 2nd legs..

     

     

    HH

  9. Micks list:

     

     

    MELBOURNE MICK’S LOCATION LIST

     

     

     

     

    Melbourne Mick – Melbourne – AUSTRALIA

     

     

     

     

    Prestonpans Bhoys – Prestonpans – SCOTLAND

     

     

     

     

    Jobo Baldie – East Kilbride – SCOTLAND

     

     

     

     

    Hot Smoked – Arbroath – SCOTLAND

     

     

     

     

    Chairbhoy – High Wycombe – ENGLAND

     

     

     

     

    Park Road 67 – Girvan – SCOTLAND

     

     

     

     

    Gene – Biddulph, – North Staffs – England

     

     

     

     

    PADDYMACOZ – Australia.

     

     

     

     

    BSR – Lower East Kilbride – Scotland

     

     

     

    Fool time whistle – North Carolina – USA

     

     

     

    JamesGang – between Kew and Dunblane but always Glasgow in my ?

     

     

     

     

    Timhorton – Dundee – Scotland

     

     

     

    JMcCormick – Wishae – Scotland

     

     

     

    Bada Bing – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

     

     

    Knightswoodboy – Guess? – Scotland

     

     

    David66 – Garngad via Knightswood -Scotland

  10. weebobbycollins on

    Melbourne Mick will be mightily amused when he sees the response to his Q…

     

    Can’t look at a pint of the dark stuff these days without thinking of him…lol

  11. Oops

     

     

    MELBOURNE MICK’S LOCATION LIST

     

     

     

    Melbourne Mick – Melbourne – Australia

     

     

    Prestonpans Bhoys – Prestonpans – Scotland

     

     

    Jobo Baldie – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

     

    Hot Smoked – Arbroath – Scotland

     

     

    Chairbhoy– High Wycombe – England

     

     

    Park Road 67 – Girvan – Scotland

     

     

    Gene– Biddulph, – North Staffs – England

     

     

    PADDYMACOZ – Australia.

     

     

    BSR – Lower East Kilbride – Scotland

     

     

    Fooltime whistle – North Carolina – USA

     

     

    JamesGang – between Kew and Dunblane but always Glasgow in my

     

     

    J McCormack– Wishae – Scotland

     

     

    Bada Bing – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

     

    Knightswoodbhoy – Guess? – Scotland

     

     

    Glasgowbhoy – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

     

    Glasgowghirl – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

     

    Mncelt – Minnesota – USA

     

     

    BIGRAILROADBLUES – Govanhill – Scotland

     

     

    DRESDEN CSC– Dresden – Germany

     

     

    Timhorton – Ontario – Canada

     

     

    Almore – Áth Cliath (De Nortside) – Éire.

     

     

    WITS – Áth Cliath (De Nortside) – Éire.

     

     

    YogiHughes – Mayo – Ireland

     

     

    Bognorbhoy – Bognor Regis – England

     

     

    Thecelt45 – Houston – Texas – USA

     

     

    Sid – Stirling – Scotland

     

     

    Lazydynamite– Whitby,North Yorkshire, – England

     

     

    16 roads – Belfast – Ireland

     

     

    SFTB – Cambuslang – Scotland

     

     

    WBC – Cathkin Braes – Scotland

     

     

    Emeraldbee – South East Kilbride – Scotland

     

     

    Onemalloy – Grangemouth

     

     

    David66 – Garngad via Knightswood – Scotland

  12. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    We are so lucky and blessed to witness the best league in the world grace us with a final

  13. Silver City 1888 on

    Do we have an official coffee? Why don’t we have an official coffee? I wouldn’t normally watch this but we have guests who expect to see the game?

  14. Silver City 1888 on

    Are these teams expertly cancelling each other out of are they really not that good?

  15. Fairhill

     

    First time I’ve had a look at sentinel Celts since its inception – looks like a cqn old Bhoys reunion.

  16. MM

     

     

    I along the road from Jobo our weather man

     

     

    Jobo I’m the jolly(hardly) green giant who said hello this morning as I headed to town centre take it you returning

  17. fairhill bhoy on

    GENE-hi mate.i like sentinelcelts.

     

    It’s got a lot of good guys on it ,but I don’t like when one guy comes on here and luvs everyone to bits then goes over there and slags this place continually.With lies by the way

  18. Melbourne Mick, apologies for late reply and realise you might not see this now but yeah, I love our blog names! And there’s a very simple reason for them too…

     

     

    HH mate!

  19. Was hoping for a spurs win . Canny stomach Liverpool now . We had a lot of friends down Anfield way ,but since slippy went to them ,most Liverpool fans have switched allegiance , short memories they have forgotten who was first to offer help after the Hillsbrough tragedy .

  20. Silver City 1888 on

    Best move on goal from open play so far was by a Scotland player. Yes, it’s that bad.

  21. MELBOURNE MICK’S LOCATION LIST

     

    Melbourne Mick – Melbourne – Australia

     

    Prestonpans Bhoys – Prestonpans – Scotland

     

    Jobo Baldie – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Hot Smoked – Arbroath – Scotland

     

    Chairbhoy – High Wycombe – England

     

    Park Road 67 – Girvan – Scotland

     

    Gene – Biddulph, – North Staffs – England

     

    PADDYMACOZ – Australia.

     

    BSR – Lower East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Fool time whistle – North Carolina – USA

     

    JamesGang – between Kew and Dunblane but always Glasgow in my

     

    JMcCormick – Wishae – Scotland

     

    Bada Bing – East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Knightswoodbhoy – Guess? – Scotland

     

    Glasgowbhoy – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

    Glasgowghirl – Edinburgh – Scotland

     

    Mncelt – Minnesota – USA

     

    BIGRAILROADBLUES – Govanhill – Scotland

     

    DRESDENCSC – Dresden – Germany

     

    Timhorton – Ontario – Canada

     

    Almore – Áth Cliath (De Nortside) – Éire.

     

    WITS – Áth Cliath (De Nortside) – Éire.

     

    YogiHughes – Mayo – Ireland

     

    Bognorbhoy – Bognor Regis – England

     

    Thecelt45 – Houston – Texas – USA

     

    Sid – Stirling – Scotland

     

    Lazydynamite – Whitby,North Yorkshire, – England

     

    16 roads – Belfast – Ireland

     

    SFTB – Cambuslang – Scotland

     

    WBC – Cathkin Braes – Scotland

     

    Emeraldbee – South East Kilbride – Scotland

     

    Fairhillbhoy – Hamilton – Scotland

  22. fairhill bhoy on

    Jimtim-doubt they will ever forget that to be fair.What was your feelings when souness took over?

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