Carter-Vickers, asset management and some hope


Celtic last broke their transfer record four years ago this week when they paid PSG £9m for then-20-year-old striker, Odsonne Edouard.  Yesterday’s deal to acquire Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham will almost certainly exceed this.  The initial £6m valuation will inevitably rise to £10m.

Cameron was our best defender last season and without him, the job of retaining the title, or competing in the Champions League, would look significantly more difficult.  He becomes a permanent Celtic player at 24, having spent four years on loan in the lower leagues in England before a temporary year at Celtic as part of Ange Postecoglou’s new regime.

He is 17 days older than Odsonne.  In asset management terms, he is a generation ahead of where the striker was when he arrived here from PSG.  In age terms, Cameron is closer to where Christopher Jullien was when he came to Celtic as a 26-year-old.  This means a lot of scouts have had a look at the player and none in the English top-flight have moved for him.  We can, therefore, hope he could be a mainstay in the Celtic team for some years to come.

The defence still needs work but we have paid a solid foundation this week.  Welcome to Celtic, Cameron.

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  1. ALMORE on 11TH JUNE 2022 12:16 PM


    TURKEYBHOY on 11TH JUNE 2022 11:48 AM




    Yep,they should have blown up all the overpriced boozers across the Liffey.Bloody Tourist Traps.








    I paid €7 for a pint of Heineken in the city centre recently. And that wasn’t In Temple Bar area.




    Roll on €2.20 pints in Costa del Sol in a couple of weeks.

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    If I may, as I do every pre-season. Size doesn’t matter fella. The smallest team in the last few years in the EPL have been Man City and are one of the most secure from crosses. It really doesn’t matter





    We don’t have players of the quality Man City have so signing wee defenders is still a concern for me.



    Apples and pears.

  4. Tom McLaughlin on




    I noticed a couple of posters on here a week or so ago calling Paris a horrible city and far too expensive.



    After I picked myself up off the floor, I thought – If only Dublin was as cheap as Paris.

  5. Philbhoy,



    By the same logic they have much better players playing against them each week too.



    QED csc







    Surely we want to be able to compete against the Man City’s and the like in Europe?

  7. Almore,



    Good God,2.20 Euros,is still expensive for me.I have to pay that when I nick back and forth to Greece,maybe dearer,but here,it’s still 1.5 Euros on my Beach.Kusadasi,a bit dearer.Further down the coast,in the big tourist destinations,Altinkum,Bodrum ,Antalya,it gets up to those prices.

  8. Its no what ye hae that matters – its what ye dae with what ye hae that counts.


    CCV can leap like a salmon and is a solid unit.


    Welcome to Celtic Cameron.

  9. Tom McLaughlin on

    Can’t believe Scotland are 15/8 today (Paddy Power).



    I’m having some of that.



    Also can’t believe Ireland will go a third game without a goal, so 2-1 Scotland @ 10/1 sounds good.



    Playing with bookies money after Wednesday. Always helps.

  10. Tom McLaughlin on

    Italy 3/1 v England at Wembley is also very tempting. I’ll wait to see how I fare with my Scotland bets before considering.

  11. Tom: Dublin is so expensive now to eat and drink in. At least you have the sterling exchange rate to lighten the burden.



    In fairness, Bad Ass Cafe in Temple Bar is still €5 a pint. Or at least it was earlier this year when we beat the Huns 3-0.

  12. TurkeyBhoy: €1.50 a pint. I think the last time I got a pint that cheap here was in the late ‘80s.

  13. A pint of stout and a vodka and (supermarket) lemonade 18.30 euros.



    Fuckin robbery. Temple Bar.

  14. Tom


    The game’s at Molineux – behind closed doors – but kids under 14 can get free entry.

  15. garygillespieshamstring on




    I’ve with that line line before.


    One of our crowd said Karamoko’s older brother was known for getting up to sing in a few Glasgow pubs.


    Of course his name was Karaoke Dembele.

  16. Tom McLaughlin on

    In the summer of 2019 my wife and I sat in a terrace bar on the Champs-Élysées and had 2 beers and a coffee.



    It was still cheaper than Temple Bar.

  17. garygillespieshamstring on




    Been in the Bad Ass a few times when I have been over with a crowd. Looked after us well in there.



    The Confessional Box was also good and not too dear for a pint.


    Not been over since the pandemic though.

  18. Tom McLaughlin on




    Cheers mate. Wasn’t aware of that. Is it punishment for Euro Final crowd trouble?

  19. GENE



    That would be perfect!



    Feck up all those greedy bar steward pub owners.

  20. For all those with hunnite chums,



    ‘How many of your team scored on international games this week?’

  21. here is a wee something different , which Celtic Supporters club was founded in an Orange Hall ?

  22. Our best fullback right now is Croatia International JJ who stands at a massive 5ft 8in feet, a whole inch bigger than the Argentine kid we are supposed to be interested in.



    If he is as pacey, technically gifted, tenacious and as strong as JJ he will be a considerable upgrade on our current leftbacks regardless of hight because he will help us keep our shape. Ps there would be no drop off in overall hight in team as taylor is very small too.



    As big wavey said its more important he stops crosses than wins high balls in his position. A pacey skilful leftback who can step into the pitch and can exploit space when available allows us to play a high line with confidence if/when the ball is turned over that he can get back into position and keep overall team shape.



    It is most unlikely we would asks him to mark a 6 footer at set prices he will more likely be deployed to make best use of his pace I.e. closing down second balls or breakaways.



    I would agreed a bit more hight and dig would not go amiss in the central areas of the pitch. More specifically a defensive centre midfielder who can mix it.







  23. Tom I’m not going to get into a debate regards the argentinian boys height but My calciulator 1.69m comes up with a fraction over 5ft 5 inch , so my friend we will agree to disagree on this one . But I have watched every snippet on him , he is a player alright got it all the boy . EXCEPT HEIGHT . cheers pal HH .

  24. bigrailroadblues on

    Good afternoon all from Shawlands. Second day of the transfer window being open and only one signing? Bah humbug!

  25. IniquitousIV on




    “Good afternoon all from Shawlands. Second day of the transfer window being open and only one signing? Bah humbug!”




    Totally agree. Still dragging our feet on getting this Stephen Fletcher deal over the line.

  26. bigrailroadblues on

    Almore, usually drink at Parkgate, Inchicore or Porterhouse pubs in Dublin or Bray. Eammon Rea’s at Parkgate is a great place, owner is a real gentleman.

  27. IniquitousIV on

    Re heightism, Man City lost ONE goal from a corner last season. They scored 27. Gardiola is a smart cookie.

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