A Mooy shaped hole


Reports from Australia that Aaron Mooy is considering retirement are not surprising.  He has one year left on his Celtic contract and his absence through injury during the final months of the season were a big part of the story behind Celtic’s drop in form in that period.  Aaron brings game intelligence to the team.  He knows when to move the ball forward quickly, and when to slow things down – which you need to do sometimes if you want to retain possession.

We acknowledged the drop in team performance without him.  His individual form when returning after an injury lay-off, as he worked towards full fitness, was also well below optimum levels.  He will be 33 years old in September and is a player who needs to be at his peak to be effective.

This is not a reason to retire, but the nature of the knee injury that caused problems in recent months may be.  Athletes get to a point when they face a trade-off: continue to compete and earn, or give your body a break.  Many play through pain, which continues even when walking, or at rest.

Whatever Aaron decides, John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan are sure to advise Brendan Rodgers we need to sign a younger, fitter, Mooy.  There are several areas of the squad that need bolstered, but that Aaron Mooy shaped hole central mid is the most pressing area in the starting 11.

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  1. Bankiebhoy1



    3 is the magic number after all 😎😎😎



    “And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, ‘O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.’ And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats, and large chulapas. And the Lord spake, saying, ”First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.’

  2. Big Odin takes Jonny Hayes No. 15 shirt…



    Don’t tell WITS….







  3. The new recruitment model in synch……Lawell Jnr to Rodgers. Sign-off. Bosh.



    The manager said: “We are delighted to bring Odin to the club and to secure his signing so early in the window.



    “He is a player who has been in the club’s scouting and recruitment system for some time.



    “I have looked at him closely and believe he is someone who can make a big impact at the club.




    Good to see you on these pages.Hope the health is ticking over as best as poss.





  5. BRRB



    soon will be1 off to see Boo Radleys tonight



    Feckin love The Holy Grail



    It’s only a rabbit. Aye, but it’s goat a mean streak a mile wide!!!

  6. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Welcome Odin.



    Celtic Twitter doing its usual impressive job of introducing our new player ….



    … who, by the way, does a trick I’ve never seen before!!!



    A genuine “don’t try this at home”

  7. glendalystonsils on

    Odin signing on a Thor’s-day is a sure sign that he’ll ‘bring on the thunder’.



    Odin signing on a Thor’s-day is a sure sign that he’ll ‘bring on the thunder’.





  9. Odin isn’t a hard tacking defensive midfielder. Scouting reports suggest he lacks a bit of strength yet.



    He’s a passing and dribbling pivot type, ball possession and retention.



    A modern no 6, not an old fashioned destroyer.

  10. Biography


    Odin Thiago Holm



    Odin Thiago Holm signed a 5 deal at Celtic FC in June 2023, becoming the first recruit in Brendan Rodgers’ second spell in charge.



    The midfielder joined from Valerenga in the Norwegian Eliteserien, where the 20-year-old made his first-team debut at the age of 15 back in 2019.



    Overall, the midfielder played more than 75 times for Valerenga, scoring six times, which has earned him two caps for the Norway Under-20 side.



    Born with the name Odin Holm, in 2017 he legally took Thiago as a middle name, crediting Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara as his role model and the reason behind the name change.



    Date of Birth



    18 Jan 2003












    Trondheim, Norway






    5’ 11”



    Signed For Celtic



    22 Jun 2022



    Previous Clubs



    Valerenga, Tiller (loan)

  11. Matt Stewart on

    🎶🎶”It’s comin’ HOLM, it’s comin HOLM, Fitba’s comin HOLM”🎶🎶



    Thankyou Thankyou👏👏👏



    Hail Hail




  12. Just watched Brendans message to the support. Maybe it’s my age, but please if any celtic PR people gauge opinion on here, I think it’s better for the man just to get on with the job.


    Don’t try to butter us up. Don’t try to Disney-fi the club. We have a special story, our families created it over generations. We don’t need the ‘birthday caird p1sh’.


    BR needs to put a goodvteam on the park, win the league, beat Beale out of a job and progress us as a European side. Nothing else.


    The support can do the Hail hails, the staff need to do the work they are handsomely paid for.

  13. Robert Tressell,



    I agree. Brendan is earning money the rest of us can only dream about.



    Do the job, get the right players in move on those who are not contributing,



    Get the team playing dynamic winning Football, let the nostalgia, The Huddles, The Rebs, The Mother Macrees to us the Supporters especially when we are pished.

  14. P.S. Welcome Odin, Must admit I like us signing Scandinavian players, think they are more suited to the Glasgow weather & the Scottish game.

  15. Corkcelt



    Players from the Congo might be more suited to the Glasgow weather if it stays like it has been for the last few weeks. :-)

  16. bigrailroadblues on

    Corkcelt 6.55


    “Especially when we are pished”.


    Always nice to get a mention. 😂😂

  17. AuroraBorealis79 on

    Sevco close in on £15m Jose Cifuentes. A £40m player. Basically he is a £15m player picked up for £0 & is worth £40m. Did I get that right?!

  18. Matt Stewart on

    “Brendan is earning money the rest of us can only dream about.”






    You are obviously speaking for yersels. Personally I couldn’t take the drop.😂



    Hail Hail



    Mystic Matt

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