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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. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Jobo Baldie, Fool Time Whistle – thank you for your kind words re my previous post.

     

     

    An Tearmann – sorry my friend. I don’t blog nor do I tweet nor face either my book or my time.

     

     

    In truth I detest social media.

     

     

    CQN is an oasis. I enjoy the broad church including those posters whose views I disagree with.

     

     

    A great platform.

     

     

    Just wish we could all (myself included) lighten up just a wee bit?

     

     

    These are the good times.

     

     

    Hail hail

  2. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    ‘Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is a £20m target for Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez – if the Spaniard, out of contract this summer, signs a new deal on Tyneside. (Daily Record)’ BBC Sport.

     

     

    If , if , if me aunt had balls she’d be be me uncle!

  3. Fool Time Whistle on

    I’vehadtochangemymind

     

     

    If bulls had teets indeed…

     

     

    Only an addicted DR reader would believe anything in that rag..

     

     

    Invented price tag on a planted story as Newco clearly need cash for Part 2 of the Seething Revolution.

     

     

    Rafa is on record as complaining about lack of transfer funds so yes, in that case, when he gets his megadosh transfer kitty he’ll immediately squander it on a man who’ll see more reds than will be in Madrid today. A man that was indulged in Scotland despite all the cards & suspensions would be a liability regardless of whether he can play or not.

     

     

    HH

  4. i should have put down..

     

     

    cleveland usa

     

    london england

     

    and now mississauga ontario canada (outside toronto)

  5. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    I’ve been reading back and not to sure what’s what, earlier yesterday it was suggested on here that Davie Moyes was going to be the new manager until Dermot and Peter had a few shandies watched the treble treble unfold then thought F*%$ it, lets head for the shower room and give it to Neil instead. Having seen that version of events being ridiculed on here I’m a wee bit more relieved, we couldn’t be that unprofessional surely, yeah, load of made up rubbish which I fell for!

  6. Fool Time Whistle on

    Rock Tree Bhoy

     

     

    Rest easy on being distracted.

     

     

    When the fever runs high almost anything seems possible.

     

     

    HH

  7. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Fool Time Whistle

     

     

    Thinking about it now if that was how we were being run we would never have got to 8 let alone going for 9!. Some folks will believe anything – not me though – far to street smart – not!

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    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

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    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.

     

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    YogiHughes – Mayo, Ireland

     

    Bognorbhoy – Bognor Regis

  12. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    BBC in MADRID square .bhoy oh bhoy lots of litter.finally gets a mention from the studio.so CELTIC SUPPORTERS set a new fashion.

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    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

  14. !!Bada Bing!! on 1st June 2019 5:32 pm

     

     

    CL Final free to watch on YouTube

     

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    Also free on Virgin, I believe

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    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

  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    warning from Michael Hincks for anyone hunting a last-minute ticket in Madrid.

     

    He reports: “Passed through security and in among the fans who actually have a ticket. While picking up the pass there were two supporters explaining to police how their tickets they had bought off a tout turned out to be fake. One paid €500, the other €1000. The unfortunate side of an event like this, with touts 

  17. Watching the big final build up now and If only we could redevelop the main stand we could host big finals like this at Celtic Park.

     

    We have everything else in place.

     

    Just bigger changing rooms and tunnel coach access required .

     

    Such a shame.It would be some show at paradise.

  18. Have to laugh a Glen Hoddle playing spurs underdog card.

     

    “What we have done is remarkable.We haven’t spent a penny this year”….

     

     

    He is clearly forgetting about the 100 million plus per season they spend on player wages!

     

    Deary me….How the other half live.

  19. Baile Uí Mhurchú Beal Feirste.

     

     

    Ballymurphy Belfast.

     

     

    HH. ? ??????? ?? ??

  20. LAZYDYNAMITE,dont post much here anymore but your post, Watching the big final build up now and If only we could redevelop the main stand we could host big finals like this at Celtic Park. why don’t we go further and say we want to be involved in big finals and spend some money and get some quality players in and make the dream a reality its sad so feckin sad one of the biggest clubs in the world and we will never be a big club because of the fact we play in Scotland.hh.and god bless.

  21. lazydynamite on 1st June 2019 6:37 pm

     

     

    Watching the big final build up now and If only we could redevelop the main stand we could host big finals like this at Celtic Park.

     

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    I thought it was up to the SFA who got any Euro finals in Scotland? and they would always put Hampden forward.

  22. Pog

     

    Well done to your bhoy.

     

    HH from Cala Ferrera/Cala d’Or in sunny Majorca.

     

     

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

  23. champions league final yeah corrupt versus bent or scum v scum have not even won their own league and u wanna hail this corruption sick joke.

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