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Celtic well below peak condition, Hibs and Best of the Rest title

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With one week before Champions League qualification gets underway, Celtic play their third and final warm-up game against Swiss’ St Gallen tonight.  Three games is not sufficient to get players anywhere near peak fitness, but next week’s opponents, Sarajevo, have played only twice since their season ended in May, their final game, a defeat on Sunday.

While we may be well below peak condition, at least we should be better prepared than the other guys.

There is always some trepidation when an unknown helicopters in to buy a football club, but most Hibs fans will be happy that Rod Petrie has been emptied out of the club today as he and Sir Tom Farmer sold their shares to a Peruvian – surely the only man from Peru called Ronald Gordon.

Hibs were the last club to win a trophy before the Celtic monopoly began.  They are now debt free, have a suitable stadium and competent backroom team.  They are also not Hearts, so have a great deal going for them.

What is not clear is why a Peruvian has bought into Scottish football or what he intends to do with Hibernian.  Putting a challenge into Celtic will be difficult, but if he can work the South American market successfully, Hibs could be in the mix for the celebrated Best of the Rest title.  Which would be fun to watch.

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  1. According to Sky information, the departure of SK Rapid Vienna defender Boli Bolingoli will be official in the coming days. The Scottish series champion Celtic Glasgow has the 24-year-old Belgian at the top of his list.

     

     

    Google Translation CSC

  2. !!Bada Bing!! on

    ? Celtic’s Champions League Round 1 qualifier 1st leg to be shown live on Premier Sports

  3. The Star above The Crest on

    Many thanks for the replies/advice Bhoys much appreciated. Mon Da Hoops ???

  4. Asupporterwhogotlucky on

    !!Bada Bing!! on 2nd July 2019 4:39 pm

     

     

    Comperr away to Duisburg ??

     

     

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    WAIT !! ….who was he again ?

     

     

    HH

  5. Updated

     

     

    Marvin Compper

     

    Calvin Miller?

     

    Youssouf Mulumbu

     

    Scott Allen

     

    Dorus De Vries

     

    Mikael Lustig

     

    Filip Benkovic

     

    Dedryk Boyata

     

    Jeremy Toljan

     

    Christian Gamboa

     

    Emilio Izaguirre

     

    Ollie Burke

     

    Timo Weah

     

     

    Have left the building 2019

  6. BOURNESOUPRECIPE on 2ND JULY 2019 4:44 PM

     

     

    Calvin Miller is still here. He was on the tour.

     

     

    Probably not for long…

  7. Hrvatski Jim on

    Duisburg gave us Lubo Moravcik and we give them Marvin Comperr in return.

     

     

    Heartless.

  8. kevinlasvegas on

    llllllloooooooolllllllllllllll

     

     

    Cracker,

     

     

    Bourne, spat ma coffee oot anaw..

     

     

    KLV

  9. MSV Duisburg. taking Comperr would make you wonder about their scouting abilitites

     

     

    but their gain is our gain……………………..:-)

     

     

    HH

  10. David Turnbull has had his op today.

     

     

    Transfer window closes 2 months from today.

     

     

    Lets see how that rehab goes…..

  11. Don’t laugh at Martin Compere – few other Celts if any have 100% win record over such a long career

     

     

    Bolingoli will be a champagne signing

  12. L’Equipe are reporting that Bordeaux are interested in buying Koscielny from Arsenal – they sold Koundé to Sevilla yesterday for €25m. Arsenal are desperately trying to offload players so they can afford Tierney and one or two others. I’m not sure if they want rid of Koscielny – Kolasinac is one they’re definitely trying to punt, and Ozil if anybody could afford him. Plus lightweights like Jenkins on.

  13. CELTIC: Bain; Ralston, Ajer, Simunovic, Hayes, Brown, McGregor, Forrest, Shved, Johnston; Edouard.

     

     

    Subs: Hazard, Morrison, Gutman, Henderson, Oko-Flex, Dembele

  14. If signing Boli for 3 million, indicates a direct replacement for K.T, then we are still in the position whereby we need another left-back. Back-up or someone who could compete with Boli for the starting jersey. Which is why I would still like us to pursue Romain Perraud.

  15. EMBRAMIKE on 2ND JULY 2019 5:35 PM

     

     

    Bet you that’s the same starting 11 for the first qualifier

  16. RUGGYGMAN on 2ND JULY 2019 5:36 PM

     

    If signing Boli for 3 million, indicates a direct replacement for K.T, then we are still in the position whereby we need another left-back. Back-up or someone who could compete with Boli for the starting jersey. Which is why I would still like us to pursue Romain Perraud.

     

     

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    Completely disagree that a 3 million fee means he has to be a starter

     

     

    See: Kouassi Eboue

  17. …still tryin’ tae get ma heid roon the US-based, Peruvian, scot called Ronald……