Celtic continue cornering French youth team


Celtic look set to continue their cornering of the French youth international team by capturing Olivier Ntcham (21) this week. He would be the most recent signing in a productive relationship with Manchester City which has seen Patrick Roberts, Dedryck Boyata and Jason Denayer all make the journey to from Manchester to Glasgow.

Olivier joined City as a 16-year-old and has been on loan at Genoa for the last two years. The player will doubtlessly be impressed by the progress of Roberts and international teammate, Moussa Dembele, at Celtic Park.

Ntcham is an attacking central midfield player who will compete with Tom Rogic and Stuart Armstrong for a place in the team. At 21, he has played a lot less football than either of them, but with 30-odd games in Serie A under his belt whose progress has been meticulously planned by City since 16, we should be getting someone first-team ready.

A year ago, we were told our signings were a reaction to the arrival in town of Joey Barton. I wonder who has us worried this year? Or maybe we just plan our business well, pay our bills, tax and NI, then spend whatever is left over. Like we have done for 20 years.

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  1. Not too impressed with the new page numbering, could we not have some system whereby you know what page you are on. Why did the system change? Over to you TWC. H H Hebelt

  2. Channel 4 news….


    Alex Thompson


    450,000 guid of dark money from Glasgow, in 2014 for the DUP.


    Catch it on + 1 in an hour.



  3. JNP



    I thankyou. Sometimes I think it’s just me. But I know it’s no.




  4. 67 European Cup Winners on

    VALE BHOY on 10TH JULY 2017 7:28 PM


    Why is KT not in the squad?



    Apparently as a young player he goes on a B list ??


    I do not understand the system – just read something earlier explaining his omission on the main list




  5. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jimmynotpaul , I get on well with plenty of guys who are fans of the current club playing out of Ibrox. They are good company individually but collectively , it’s not as enjoyable being in their company.



    One of them last year asked how stupid were we flying Palestinian flags when we had an Israeli player in our team. I had to stop myself from replying with how stupid are you lt singing anti Catholic songs when you had Catholic players in your team. I did not want to make him look even more stupid.

  6. embramike supporting Res 12 on

    And the blog is quiet here’s UEFA’s player list regs :



    43.02 No club may have more than 25 players on List A during the season, two of whom must be goalkeepers. As a minimum, eight places are reserved exclusively for “locally trained players” and no club may have more than four “association- trained players” listed on these eight places on List A. List A must specify the players who qualify as being “locally trained”, as well as whether they are “club- trained” or “association-trained”. The possible combinations that enable clubs to comply with the List A requirements are set out in Annex H.



    43.03 A “locally trained player” is either a “club-trained player” or an “association- trained player”.



    43.04 A “club-trained player” is a player who, between the age of 15 (or the start of the season during which he turns 15) and 21 (or the end of the season during which he turns 21), and irrespective of his nationality and age, has been registered with his current club for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons (i.e. a period starting with the first official match of the relevant national championship and ending with the last official match of that relevant national championship) or of 36 months.

  7. embramike supporting Res 12 on

    43.10 Each club is entitled to register an unlimited number of players on List B during the season. The list must be submitted by no later than 24.00CET on the day before the match in question.



    43.11 A player may be registered on List B if he is born on or after 1 January 1996 and has been eligible to play for the club concerned for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday by the time he is registered with UEFA. Players aged 16 may be registered on List B if they have been registered with the participating club for the previous two years without interruption.

  8. mickbhoy1888 on

    All those in the standing section were sent out a new coloured changed season ticket, not too hard to figure out the reason why

  9. Jimmynotpaul on

    Dallas. 7.47


    You are too nice, that was a real open goal.


    Majority of my relatives are Sevconians. Football, or more specifically, Scottish football is no longer discussed.


    All Glasgow Warriors, Man City/ Chelsea fans.


    Hail Hail.

  10. I think it’s got something to do with Opus Dei………and Mrs Liewell’s part-time “Colour-Me-Beautiful” course….



  11. lets all do the huddle on

    numbering, could we not have some system whereby you know what page you are on. Why did the system change? Over to you TWC. H H Hebelt





    and, to be even more pedantic. the double chevrons at either side of the page numbers are being used wrongly.



    they only take you 1 page back or forward.



    web convention is they take you to the first and last pages



    the single chevron takes you 1 page back or forward

  12. thomthethim for Oscar OK on




    David Low says that it @smells@ like an upcoming case to determine ownership of the assets.



    David Low‏ @Heavidor 8m8 minutes ago




    Smells like another another legal battle in another front over who owns the RFC assets – TRFC formerly Sevco Scotland or Sevco 5088.


    1 reply 3 retweets 5 likes


    Reply 1 Retweet 3 Like 5 Direct message

  13. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jimmynotpaul, it was an open goal but there were a few looks of disbelief at his comment from others in his section and I thought if I answer him, I may look as bad as he made himself look, so I just left it.



    In my previous office , a woman I worked with insisted I was a bigot , as at that time, I went to all our first team games in Scotland.



    I explained i was not a bigot , that I never talk about religion as a person’s beliefs are their business.



    She answered well I was talking to my husband about you and your support of Celtic when he told me that only bigots follow Celtic about the country.



    A colleague of mine was a member of the same golf club as this woman’s husband. My colleague had told me previously this woman’s husband was not slow in slagging Catholics and Celtic.

  14. TTT


    So Craigy might be back on the scene then, maybes we will finally find out what Bummer has been wanting to know for ages, “whars ra deeds ?”



  15. mike in toronto on




    Well, my boy made it through! He showed a bit of maturity and confidence out there today …. didn’t panic when he got behind, and just kept playing his game. There is hope for him yet.



    Although, it will just get tougher with Federer up next.



    Murray would seem to have a much easier draw next, but the big american hits a booming serve, and could cause a few problems if Murray isnt on the top of his game.

  16. Sevco 5088 file a whole bunch of accounts with companies house????



    Oh dear.





    Oh dear, oh dear.




    It never rains but it pours like that time Noah was building a dinghy…

  17. Jimmynotpaul on



    Scottish society is full of wee bowling club and golf clubs were members have that sneering attitude towards Celtic.


    My own Mother in law, who is a member of a relatively posh golf club said to me in all seriousness, a few years back, that the golf club was going down hill, I asked her why, she replied “the club are allowing too many Celtic fans to join” This from a woman brought up in Dundee.


    It would be accurate to assume that we don’t see eye to eye.


    Hail Hail

  18. mickbhoy1888 on




    You being a font of soooooo much knowledge i’ll let you figure it oot fur yerself

  19. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on




    Dundee. Thats not a surprise to me.


    Loads of bitter oranges out there.


    They have certain ideas about Scoddland.


    Especially in the University.




  20. mickbhoy1888 on

    Wonder how Stevie Chalmers felt when he was Cawder Club Champion on more than one occasion

  21. That being the case, what was the shares issue about and did they own what they floated, I can hear a heavy steel door slamming shut for some.

  22. Jimmynotpaul on



    She also informs me, no bigotry in Dundee, It’s a West Of Scotland problem.


    She socialises with members of the judiciary, she informs me most of her friends have the same opinion.


    I could go on and on, for someone who is educated, which she is, it’s scary stuff.


    Hail Hail

  23. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on




    Not in Connolly’s day it wasnt.


    Big Irish community.


    Not so much now.




  24. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on




    Ive worked with historians from Dundee.


    Lets just say they have certain views about Scottish History.


    No point trying to put them right, be a waste of time.


    Some bitter peepul out there.