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Boyata transformation is beyond belief

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When we signed Dedryck Boyata, while simultaneously losing loanee Jason Denayer, I heard that bullish comment from Celtic Park “We made Denayer into a regular Belgian international and we’ll do the same for Boyata.”

Teenage Jason Denayer was part of a record-breaking Celtic central defence.  Fast and skilful, there was little chance parent club Manchester City would allow him to extend his stay in Scotland.  Dedryck was older, had played less football, and City allowed him to leave for £1.5m.  The claim that we could make him into a Belgium regular seemed fanciful.

Belgium are the top team in the Fifa rankings.  Getting anywhere near this squad is an achievement, but Dedryck is now a regular fixture.  When Jason Denayer made a late entrance in the game against Iceland last night, it was captain, Vincent Kompany he replaced, not the Celtic central defender.

Dedryck has only been at Celtic three years and the early months of his time here were memorable for an own goal against Malmo and a very poor performance away to Molde.  His transformation is beyond belief.

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  1. SFTB

     

    Classic Prick.

     

    Kevin McMahon genius.

     

    Classic album. Thanks for reminding me to play it again later.

     

    YNWA

  2. Evening everyone, been away for a while and was obviously not missed. I struggle in my travels to keep up to speed on the blog as the ads are a serious pain in the ar@e.

     

    Anyway, I have just enjoyed Holland v France and the guy Dumfries who plays for PSV is going to be some player. Only 22 and with the world at his feet , good for you young man.

  3. Sipsini

     

    What a tune by Janet Kay.

     

    I love Jamaican inspired music for some reason? The Clash were white Jamaican lovers too. UB40 and all ska like The Specials The Beat, Selecter etc. Great music. Irie

  4. Dallas Dallas,

     

     

    I didnae know that about Kieran.

     

     

    A great comment too about Danny being even more influential.

     

     

    I think the boy Andy Robertson is a cracking player but if it is to be Left Back as the position being argued about. Then this to me means defender first and foremost and IMO Kieran is much better, to me it is a no brainer. I’ll admit I’ve not seen AR a lot but I know nobody gets past Kieran and he is a few years younger.

     

     

    Hypothetical I know but I’d bet Klopp would swap Andy for Kieran and £20M+ going in Celtics way if he could.

     

     

    There is no way Andy could play @ CH and less likely to be able to play RB effectively @ International Level.

     

     

    It isnae feckin rocket salad to play Andy ahead of Kieran on the left midfield. But we are talking about the SFA – ABC Administrators Officials and their insidious SMSM spouters of nonsense.

  5. Sure mate – happens all the time in and out of football.

     

     

    Just surprised at the Road To Damascus turnaround from the CQN writers.

     

     

    There was an unseemly tabloid-like rush to put the boot into a guy that was still a Celtic player becausee there was a fall-out with the manager. Like he was an unruly slave we owned. Now he’s got his Christian name back on CQN. Neat revision.

     

     

    The original purpose of this site was to challenge the kind of pish that’s printed about Celtic and Celtic players in the SMSM. Some of the content on CQN over the past few years has been utterly disparaging to us. No idea who writes some of the mince that appears these days.

     

     

    Still, I can always scroll by this site…do so more often than not these days. Just another kick at Celtic – either through the articles or via the comments.

  6. Bateen

     

    I would love a personal meeting with Theresa May to get right into her head. I know she is highly intelligent. I know she is a puppet. Dichotomy

     

    YNWA

  7. If BGFC or his wee Bhoy are about….

     

    Just started on Sky Arts…. Rush. Time Stand Still

     

    That’s the rest of my evening sorted then ?

  8. Petec

     

    Agree. I think Kieran is a far better all round player than Andy Robertson, my only reservation being, Andy’s right foot is stronger than Kieran’s.

     

    YNWA

  9. Bateen

     

    She is a highly intelligent puppet actress like Thatcher was. Both were controlled by the men who really run the show. Many Masonic levels above the wicked witches Eastern Star level. As Petec posted by TRHCP Hey Ho.

     

    YNWA

  10. NatKnow on 16th November 2018 10:01 pm

     

     

    Sure mate – happens all the time in and out of football.

     

     

    Just surprised at the Road To Damascus turnaround from the CQN writers.

     

     

    There was an unseemly tabloid-like rush to put the boot into a guy that was still a Celtic player becausee there was a fall-out with the manager. Like he was an unruly slave we owned. Now he’s got his Christian name back on CQN. Neat revision.

     

     

    The original purpose of this site was to challenge the kind of pish that’s printed about Celtic and Celtic players in the SMSM. Some of the content on CQN over the past few years has been utterly disparaging to us. No idea who writes some of the mince that appears these days.

     

     

    Still, I can always scroll by this site…do so more often than not these days. Just another kick at Celtic – either through the articles or via the comments.

     

     

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

     

     

    I think you have hit the nail on the head with the “writers” part.

     

     

    Baffling some of the stuff that has been written.

     

     

    Anyway hopefully the Belgian will stay until the end of his contract. ;)

     

     

    He’s a dude you want in the trenches despite what Anyone thinks…. Noone knows anything. And he has been a rock for Brendan when he could have been going through the motions. Noones perfect. Brendan is making him a better person, I’m sure as well.

  11. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Petec at 9.57.

     

     

    When we played Ajax in the Europa League 3 years ago, my son and I were not in our usual seats in the South Stand but in the Celtic End.

     

     

    Judt before kick off, I noticed Kirean putting his own drinks bottle just over the shy line . I thought why does he have his own drinks bottle. . A few weeks later I found out he was diabetic which explained him having his own drinks bottle as it contained a specially made fluid for him.

  12. Delaneys Dunky on 16th November 2018 10:12 pm

     

     

    Petec

     

     

    Agree. I think Kieran is a far better all round player than Andy Robertson, my only reservation being, Andy’s right foot is stronger than Kieran’s.

     

     

    YNWA

     

     

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    Again – I haven’t seen enough of Andy to say anything with real authority. If he was better with his right then why the feck is he not playing right back?

     

     

    Kieran is indeed weak on his right foot especially in high intensity games, he has howevaaaaaaah played so many more games than most and isn’t being allowed to just Breathe a Little.

     

     

    He is the MAN!!!!!

  13. Petec

     

    Our 800 brave souls who go to doomdome will be sitting ducks for 90 minutes. If the roof disnae fall down above them in the dilapidated stadium, then all sorts of missiles will certainly rain down on them. If I was Lawwell I would refuse tickets and explain why. Two Croatian fans stabbed outside Ibrox this season.

     

    YNWA

  14. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    DELANEYS DUNKY on 16TH NOVEMBER 2018 10:19 PM

     

     

    D.D.

     

    You are a great friend of Poland.

     

    Perhaps before your time , but Poland had no greater friend than Maggie , Ronnie and John Paul .

  15. !!Bada Bing!! on 16th November 2018 10:32 pm

     

     

    The Scotsman rag in admin….shame that

     

     

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    The Handshakers will move on and not have to worry. Sorry to hear of genuine people likely to be losing their jobs though.

  16. MacJay

     

    I have 3 Polska heroes.

     

    Saint John Paul

     

    Lech Walesa

     

    Artur Boruc

     

    Two goalies and a striker. ?

     

    YNWA

  17. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    DELANEYS DUNKY on 16TH NOVEMBER 2018 10:43 PM

     

     

    I don`t want to labour the point .

     

    Particularly when you mention Lech.

  18. Petec

     

    It is mid 30 during the day.

     

    25 degrees at 3 in the morning.

     

    Mad Valencian heat that I love.

     

    We all made different by the master.

     

    YNWA

  19. Garry,

     

     

    We need to get a few pints Together again when the Hoops urnae playing at hame. I wiz thinking about this weekend but ma wee Bro Dandy dropped a spanner by saying he was flying in Tonight ETA 00-00, he let the crew know Wednesday.

     

     

    Maybe even give that game of Snooker a go agaiin If I recall I was really bad and you just a bit worse.

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