Ajer on-board as strategy rolls forward


Norwegian football journos I speak to all praise Kristoffer Ajer (17) in the highest terms. The 6’5” midfielder became the youngest captain in Norwegian topflight history when he wore the armband of Start as a 16-year-old last April. He’s a strong and mature individual, apparently.

Despite having made only 36 career starts, Celtic have watched him repeatedly, on top of the loan period he spent at Lennoxtown last month, so they know the player they are getting. The information I hear of him is all positive, but he’ll be learning the game for years, and for the remainder of the year he’ll learn what it’s like to be a Celtic player, something he’ll have little inclination of at the moment.

I like this strategy of recruiting and deploying talent of this age, a policy which has been missing for around 40 years, and has contributed to a similar period of underachievement in producing prodigious talent. It feels right for us.

Welcome to Celtic, Kristoffer.

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  1. TGM



    Brilliant link and read mate. Have been trying to research more about the Dalmuir Brigade.


    Thanks to WITS for that site.

  2. What is the Stars on




    There is some great stuff there



    Seamus Reader ( grand uncle of the singer Edie Reader) features a bit

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    Maryhill Bhoys were ready to rocknroll:)








    Superb digging.




  4. What is the Stars on

    Green Man



    Margaret Skinnider is an interesting person,young girl from Coatbridge who was actually wounded in the rising.


    One of the few women who actually fought (fired weapons) as opposed to being a messenger/nurse/cook as most were forced to.


    Denied a pension because pensions were only for combatants and she was a woman so therefore couldn’t be a combatant.

  5. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Welcome to Celtic, Kristoffer. Got a good feeling about this signing.


    By the way – is it common for a new player to be asked about the manager’s future when he signs?


    Or is this just Richard being a, well, “richard”…..?

  6. Eddie@2.53


    First and foremost welcome Kris Ajer may your time at the best club on this planet be a fruitful one.


    Martin Dillon’s books tend to be pure dung. Shankhill Butchers was sensationalist but obviously based on the facts. Tended to go for the lowest common denominator with little or no analysis.


    HH Eddie

  7. Gnasher misses from the spot. MSM now missed 8 of 15 from the spot this season. Waghorn(pen) jetting in tomorrow for masterclass.

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    Im doing some work on political identity in Scotland.


    That source opens a window for me.


    Very relevant.




  9. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Blantyretim, I watched Barca’s game last Sunday on Bein Sports.



    The co commentator was a guy from north east England trying to be the late darts commentator, Sid Waddell.



    They had an Irish guy un the studio but never announced who he was.

  10. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Welcome to Celtic, Kristoffer.



    I think we now have a Kristoffer and Kristopher (Commons) on our books

  11. WITS



    I have seen Edie and her bro Francis Reader of The Trashcan Sinatras at many Celtic matches home and away. They are good Tims.

  12. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on




    Was it Lisa who spilled the beans on that one ;)

  13. That awkward moment when the question “Is that the football finished for the night now?” has to be fielded. Champions League? Ah’m havin’ a laugh.

  14. The cheating continues unabated, what a country we live in.


    If we just look at last nights game it shows the problems we have.


    The challenge by Kiernan on Magennis was a penalty and a red card, nothing was given.


    It’s not just the penalties they get, it’s also the ones that are not given against them.


    A game changing decision made by an ex season ticket holder, tidied up by our press, nothing to see here.


    Then we have the Killie caretaker managers press conference.


    He goes on to say how they conceded a clear penalty and fails to mention the Killie claim.


    Have you ever heard anything like it?


    The opposition manager doing the work of the other teams. How preposterous is that?


    We then have BGX telling us everything is above board.


    The corruption has ruined our game.

  15. OWEN on 17TH FEBRUARY 2016 6:46 PM


    Right folks who do you think would win in a penalty shoot out Sevco or the deidy bears.



    With the Worlds best Striker its gotta be Sevco. Mind you I reckon he will be for the Offski when Barcelona announce Record Breaking bid early this summer.

  16. No wait! Netflix has just added ‘Django Unchained’. Surely best watched on I-pad?



    Roma, here we come!

  17. Sid



    They don’t even try to hide the cheating anymore. We have become conditioned to expect it.

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    I bet the rest of the MIB have got a contract out on wee willie collum.


    He will be hiding somewhere in the Amazonian Rainforest as we speak:)




  19. Could any of the guys on here who are going to Dublin, and fancy attending the Ireland v Switzerland match on Good Friday night, contact Clogher Celt asap. I have asked him to reserve me two for my son and I. 25 euro each. Hope we get a few Scots at the match. :)

  20. Delaneys Dunky.


    I think Eddie Reader was another who attended Bellarmine.


    She would have left before I started, but I have been told that by a few people.


    So that’s 3 big celebrities from that school. Peter Lawell, Eddie and the biggest of them all An Tearmann.


    Hail Hail

  21. Our new signing described by DR as Norwegian kid.


    Not starlet,not wonderkid,not a hun signing therefore just kid.


    The hurting is strong over there.Hail Hail

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    The Green Man says SACK THE Board on 17th February 2016 6:21 pm



    No need to mate’ Let me give it to you now. You can contrast and compare later.



    Thank for your letter blah blah blah


    As you know..blah..blah..integrity…blah..good of the game..blah blah.


    We uphold in the most strongest terms… blah blah blah.


    Historically we have always ..blah blah


    Your concerns are noted and will be addressed..blah blah blah..


    Not to worry


    Sincerely yours





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    Maybe i could stand outside blazer HQ….with a big banner that reads.




    Might work:)