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Celtic happy to wait for McGinn, Sports Direct, Valiant Valur

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The exciting shock in last night’s big game saw Icelanders Valur record a 1-0 home win over Rosenborg in the first qualification round of the Champions League.  Whoever wins this tie faces Celtic (caveat acknowledged) in the second round.

There is a long way to go for Valur, Wednesday’s game in Norway will be a major test, but even if Rosenborg emerge, it is encouraging to see them stretched, rather than comfortable winners.  Let’s hope Valur have a famous day in Trondheim.

Sports Direct were back in court against Newco yesterday, with a judge confirming their case had merit and deserved High Court consideration.  A judge would not agree to hear a civil dispute unless steps had been taken by the pursuer to settle the matter out of court.

This raises the obvious question: Why didn’t Sports Direct and Newco just get his sorted out before incurring significant legal costs, not to mention the embarrassment of yet another ‘favourable settlement’?

It is possible that the Newco’s day-to-day management do not have the levers in place to make decisions like this, and that those who are able to make such decisions exist in a fantasy land.  But there is another possibility: one party might want to take this all the way.

Newco have already made it known that delivery of replica shirts will not happen until next month at the earliest.  If Sports Direct are in in for the long haul, that could be very optimistic.  Not that Newco have done or said anything to create ill feeling at Sports Direct.

It is clear Celtic want John McGinn but he will not be crucial to their plans next season.  If the player is happy to wait, Celtic are too.  They can offer him a pre-contract in five and a half months.  Moreover, they can use the £2m they offered Hibs for McGinn to strengthen elsewhere.  An option is being considered.

You would think Hibs would figure where this is heading and accept an offer, but Rod Petrie is still chairman, so don’t expect anything logical to happen.  This one has a 1 January 2019 feel about it.

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  1. I can remember, in my youth, that an OO walk used to take place in Troon of all places – late 60s/early 70s – and then ‘terminate’ in one of the three CoS churches there are in the town.

     

     

    At the time my parents used to run a cafe in the town which had a balcony at the back on the first floor which was only partly visible from the street.

     

     

    A few of us would arm ourselves with rotten fruit, tomatoes and eggs and bombard the bassas, taking care not to be noticed obviously. They never seemed to twig where the missiles came from exactly! Some of my fellow ‘lobbers’ were residents of Kilwinning, Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston. Mad bampots!

     

     

    Never been one there for about 35 years I reckon.

     

     

    HH!!

  2. JINGS CRIVVENS HELP MA BOAB! on 13TH JULY 2018 1:40 AM

     

     

    Absolutely disagree. We WILL NOT cower behind closed doors in our Church when they pass. These croppy boys will lie down no longer!

     

     

    BMCUWP believe me when I say that this has the full attention of Holyrood and Westminster at the moment. there are plenty of things going on at the moment. Senior politicians and senior police officers are right in the middle of this.

     

     

    I will report more when I can.

     

     

     

    KTF

  3. OLDTIM67

     

     

    A very happy hoopy birthday!

     

     

    Have a great day young mhan!

     

     

    HH!!

  4. All the best Old Tim

     

    Been too long since I had a drink with you and the gang

     

    HH

     

    JRS

  5. South Of Tunis on

    WORD UP !!!!!

     

     

    That blue PRIVACY SETTINGS Thing

     

     

    Only on this site , not on my Macbook but is on a cheapo Lenovo laptop with Windows .

     

     

    Ran a Linux Rootkit Hunter -that thing is louping with infection . Touch it at your peril.

     

     

    Scorchio -way down south -Off oot

  6. FRIESDORFER on 13TH JULY 2018 10:48 AM

     

    BT, how did you get rid of it?

     

     

    he used ……………………………………… the force

     

     

    StrongisBTwiththeForce

  7. Happy Birthday Oldtim67,just typing that name Davie makes me smile and think of Celtic.

     

    have a great Day

     

     

    Happy Birthday and hail hail

     

     

    :-)

  8. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    FRIESDORFER

     

     

    disappeared overnight??

     

     

    The force did it whilst I rested Joe..

  9. random question for today.

     

     

    how do you get on the “away tickets” selection process ?

  10. Shaquri, signs for Liverpool,for 13 Million, would have liked to have seen him in the Hoops,but that’s to big a price for our club,as for John McGinn,if Celtic are prepared to wait till January,for free,good, but to be honest,we have a good squad of players,so I think we will.go on next season of what we have,and I’m sure the Hotel and Superstore, Museum,new Ticket office,will.take up a lot of money to get built,and I’m sure that the complex,needs to be built and ready in the next 2yrs, that’s the timescale The Council has put on it.

  11. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPY Birthday

     

     

    OLDTIM.

     

    may you have many more sir.HH

  12. TIMBHOY2

     

    New work on the stadium has to be started within two years, I think the term is ” breaking ground”. once you have started it can take as long as it takes.

     

    Have to go, I have to keep a hyper 8 yr old busy for a few hours.:))))))))))

     

    can you book stadium tours in the superstore or has it got to be online?

  13. Timbhoy2 on 13th July 2018 11:30 am

     

     

    Shaquri, signs for Liverpool,for 13 Million, would have liked to have seen him in the Hoops,but that’s to big a price for our club,as for John McGinn,if Celtic are prepared to wait till January,for free,good, but to be honest,we have a good squad of players,so I think we will.go on next season of what we have,and I’m sure the Hotel and Superstore, Museum,new Ticket office,will.take up a lot of money to get built,and I’m sure that the complex,needs to be built and ready in the next 2yrs, that’s the timescale The Council has put on it.

     

     

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    Totally agree. Preferrably we’d have McGinn in the summer but we do still have Brown, Kouassi & N’Cham in the number 8 position. McGregor has also slotted in there in the past.

     

     

    It’d be good to resolve the issues at CB as well. Either Boyata signs a new deal or he’s sold and replaced.

  14. With its close proximity to Glasgow Centre,I am sure the proposed Hotel will find plenty of interest from investors.WOuld be surprised if one of the big chains wear not interested.Holiday Inn,etcetera.With the work we have put into it,I am fairly positive,its a goer.

     

    Did say in the past week,you can petition all you want,talk,all you want,nothing will be done about the scum walks.If all we are prepared to do is sign a petition,and moan on Blogs,be prepared to swallow it for the rest of your lifetime.The petition was always going to fail.It should have been about these cretins going past Catholic churches.Ban that.The whole episode was out there in the public domain.The GCC would have been a lot more hard pushed to ignore that sentiment.

  15. My wee blue thing……………………………

     

     

    has also disappeared………………………………………

     

     

    whits awe that aboot

     

     

    These areNottheDroidsyourlookingFor

  16. The CH position,at the moment,is not,to me anyway,a problem.We would not be able to afford better than Simo,or Dedryck.Ajer gets better all the time.We have to wait to see what Boyatta plans before we can do anything.Just the way things have worked .No way will Celtic have 5 CHs on the books,especially if BR is intending playing two up front as seems very likely,I can’t see right back being at the top of our list either.Looking at things presently,3 at the back looks the way BR is going.

  17. TURKEYBHOY on 13TH JULY 2018 11:52 AM

     

     

    Totally agree re orange parades . No one is going to sanction the stopping of them . But routes should be clearly defined where they are allowed to march . .

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