Ajer can follow van Dijk to top


Kristoffer Ajer made clear to Norwegian media his intentions to leave Celtic this summer. “With one year left of my contract, that would be the best solution for me and my club.  Something is going to happen this summer.”

Kris made it clear to the club two years ago he would not sign a new contract and has stuck to plan since.  For me, he was our stand-out Player of the Year last season and compares to the very best central defenders we have seen in the modern era.

At 23, Kris is one year older than Virgil van Dijk when he joined Celtic in 2013.  I would be hard pressed to pick a more impressive season between Kris’ last season or Virgil’s first.  Virgil was better in the air but I have never seen a Celtic central defender break through the lines as safely or effectively as Kris.  Virgil tried this but was not in the same class.

Just as we knew Virgil could do better than Southampton, Kris can do better than the apparently-keen Newcastle.  Liverpool could do worse than pair them up next season, he will play for a top EPL team eventually.  I hope we keep him for the European qualifiers.

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  1. FAIRHILL BHOY on 6TH JUNE 2021 11:54 AM



    AN TEARMANN-regarding your pal Gerry. I apologise for the language last night. I should’ve said nothing.Me and Gerry didn’t always see eye to eye on here.





    i dont know him.think i met at a hoot i turned up late to.so the assumption of my pal has no base.i know youz dint hit it off,i can read lol,my use of his name was contrastin similar


    ‘chat’ developing wi WT.except it was 1 way!


    it kinda read to me like an attempt to ‘tupe’ over the gtfb patter when nae need if that makes sense.anyways respect as always.back to Celtic.



  2. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on




    Tom – am largely with you.



    “I don’t condone it but …..”



    “I don’t agree with it but ….”



    Some conventions should be inviolable.



    Ask ourselves, if a group of Sevco ultras did that to our players what would our reaction be?

  3. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Midlands transfer rumours



    Edouard – £18m ?



    Buendia – £33m ?



    If true, Odsonne undervalued.

  4. !!BADA BING!! on 6TH JUNE 2021 1:07 PM


    Marspapa- just need to get behind the guy,but he’s inheriting an absolute shambles




    Paper talk that Angelo will be announced this week (where have we heard that before).


    If he’s the man, then we need him in pronto and need to back him. Once he’s clear of any quarantine requirements, then I don’t see any reason that he can’t be with the squad, even if UEFA paperwork is still pending. A shit load of incoming transfers will need to happen quickly (for once).

  5. rpmcelticfan on

    Back to Basics – Glass Half Full , Totally agree , ive allways thought we should loan players to EPL teams first then get the full whack for them , cutting out the middle club ( or Southhampton as their usually known ) :)

  6. Bada


    Yes the next couple of hours will be interesting .



    Cricket quick news

  7. CaddingtonCommon on

    “Re the current debate about Celtic supporters.



    To paraphrase Dylan “ the fans they are a changing “ and he was proved right.



    Hail Hail


    Stay Safe




    If, and its a big IF. If ange was our plan B you’d like to think the plan has ben in the pipeline for a while …..hopefully Ange has players in mind and has been looking at videos of our on field failings during the season .



    I’m relaxed for this season , bar not to high if there is progression in every department on the park .



    Cant believe i’m typing this ( progress in the cups and pressure Rangers ) but we have a mountain to climb .



    we need to get this season right ,for next .season or




    whatever happens im looking forward to it .

  9. I know a few people that were at the protests and seen no missiles launched but a couple of pieces.of fencing were knocked over. A few folk ran after the team bus telling the players what they thought of them. They also sang lenny get to fuck. I’d love to know where others get their info because I can’t see folk on here believing msm reports because it chimes with their condescending view of other Celtic fans, who don’t meet the high standards they set.

  10. quadrophenian on

    As I understand it, Ange is a coach, not a manager – or a DoF as it might be called nowadays.


    So, most likely that someone at ‘our club’ will be assembling his chrissy list of possible buys for key positions.


    Mibby he has one or two he can bring (watching his Marinos, Thiago Martins and Maeda look reasonable)


    Still need a:


    Right back


    Centre half


    Central mid


    Centre forward




    …for starters.



    As Dom is not a football guy, the assembler will be someone else.



    Wee Shaun, wee Strach, outgoing Pete, Dudu Dahan….?

  11. !!BADA BING!! on 6TH JUNE 2021 1:45 PM


    Good Test Match…🏏





    AWE FFS! :O(

  12. Voguepunter


    To put it into context England need 240 to win with a minimum of 58 overs and 10 wickets remaining.


    I know you’d want to know that 😉

  13. GORBALSTAM on 6TH JUNE 2021 2:30 PM



    It’s just some elderly people moaning about youngers. ‘It widnae happen in my day’. Same as it ever was.

  14. quadrophenian on

    ZIGGYDOC1 – Scott McIntyre has a record of calling it straight and was an up and coming fitba’ broadcaster in Oz until he tweeted about the “cultification of an imperialist invasion” over the Anzac celebrations – he got on the wrong side of the Oz military mob.





    I was sad to see him leave Oz as he made a lot of sense talking about the game. Agree, a strong endorsement.

  15. QUADROPHENIAN on 6TH JUNE 2021 2:54 PM


    Scott McIntyre has a record of calling it straight and was an up and coming fitba’




    Hopefully, he knows what he’s talking about on the football front.


    Oz seems a far different place, since I first went there in 1990. Far more liberal and multicultured, to the passing tourist anyway.

  16. ERNIE LYNCH on 6TH JUNE 2021 2:50 PM


    True. For the record I’m, ahem of the older generation myself. I’m of the generation that were involved in a full scale riot at Hampden, seen CS gas being used at Easter road and had a campaign that ousted a previous malfunctioning board. Different breed of Celtic fan indeed.

  17. Tom McLaughlin on







    Losing the league, by 25 points, whilst failing to lay a glove on the eventual champions is a million light years away from “the Celtic Jersey doesn’t shrink to fit inferior players”






    That comparison doesn’t hold up. It was largely the same players who won a quadruple treble. Nowhere in “We don’t car if we win lose or draw” does it say “except when we play shit and lose”.



    BSR –



    Thanks for the welcome.



    Hope you are well.




  18. rpmcelticfan on

    Incredible situation where we could have a miraculous season winning the league , a brilliant season getting champions league or a disappointing season finishing third , all in the space of 90 mins , COYGIG and for one time only come on the huns , :)

  19. Tom McLaughlin on




    I go for a leak, then to the fridge for another beer, come back and Burns is gone for 25.



    I’ll try that again shortly.




  20. Good luck to Celtic FC Women at 16.10 versus Motherwell. Eleven wins and a draw from their last twelve games. Pity Neil Lennon couldn’t have achieved that with the Men’s team. Unlikely, though possible, to win the League, but took it to the wire, and a win today puts them in the Champions League next season.


    Well done Fran Alonso and the Ghirls!

  21. gorbalstam



    Thats not good news, first time I’ve heard that. Was just about to switch over to the BBC site

  22. Stop press : Anglicisation of Celtic on hold as Angelisation gets the thumbs up. But the Anglos won’t give up without a fight.



    In the absence of a credible SFA, the FA is equally rotten, UEFA makes its global entrance to process the application. Our man needs their green light. The Swiss Calvinists in Central Europe are ably serviced in their protagonism by Andrew of Roxburgh and Gordon Le Smit. The growing pundit army is also actively engaged in anti football manouevres. Backs to the wall time again like with Fergus McCann & the late great Josef Venglos