Christie following the Forrest, McGregor and Tierney path


As you may have noticed, Celtic had a disappointing transfer window.  No doubt as a direct consequence of this, Ryan Christie was not released for the final year of his contract, just as he had been for spells during each of his initial three seasons as a Celtic player.  He made 13 appearances for Celtic and 67 as a player on loan from the club.

Two months after the end of the transfer window and negotiations are underway on a deal to keep the player at the club beyond next year, deservedly so.

I would love to believe this was the plan all along, that we knew Ryan just needed to add those 20kg and he would be ready to be a creative fulcrum, but I suspect he was below radar and this season’s blossoming surprised everyone outside the Christie household.

At 23, the same age as Jack Hendry, he is still young enough to continue developing.  He is two years younger than Callum McGregor, whose fortunes he has linked with in recent weeks.  The prodigious football nations of Eastern Europe do not have the luxury of signing players from even the markets Celtic shop in.  Instead, they develop players like Ryan and Callum into the graduates who eventually travel west for money we cannot afford.

In a different era, Kieran Tierney would have left Celtic without getting sufficient first team opportunities.  Young talent once withered on the vine at Celtic.  Let’s hope Kieran, Callum and Ryan, like James Forrest before them, are part of an onward trend.

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  1. BANKIEBHOY1 on 8TH NOVEMBER 2018 10:55 AM







    STEPHBHOY on 8TH NOVEMBER 2018 9:43 AM






















    The BBC directly employed Jimmy Saville, Stuart Hall and one or two others. Were they obliged to pay any compensation?






    Did they know that he was a predatory paedophile at the time?

  2. Scotland’s Shame is that most would rather seize on an opportunity to deride our club rather than appropriately treat a horrible, indefensible societal issue.






    My thoughts are with those directly affected.




  3. EL,


    Jim Torbett and Frank Cairney were never employed by Celtic Football and Athletic Club Ltd as far as I am aware.


    Saville was employed by the BBC and suspicions must have been there.


    Anyhow it is a very emotive subject and it probably does the victims an injustice by discussing it on here. So my last post on the subject.

  4. Alasdair MacLean on

    I presume the “Look how big MY poppy is.” brigade have an ambush set for Celtic fans at Livingston on Sunday?




    The “Respect and Remembrance Enforce&Compare Society” will be preparing for the attack on Celtic as I type.

  5. Alisdair,


    I have not bought a poppy to date but I will wear one on Sunday at Mass to commemorate the end of WW1 and the fallen heroes, Irish including my Great Uncle William whose body was never recovered and whose name is on the Wall of Remembrance in Loos, France.


    I made a point of finding the cemetery and visiting it in 1999.


    The RBL are quite clear in stating that nobody should be required to wear a poppy, it is a matter of personal choice. Despite the RBL statement the poppy fascists have taken control. ??





    God bless my friend. Our meeting in Lisbon will be in mind tonight at the game. HH




    Our mutual friend has e-mailed me to say thanks and sorry he can’t reply as he is in court doing jury duty. He passes on his best wishes.

  7. Tonights game should be a cracker,If we turn up we might just do it.


    Cmon the Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops.


    Sipsini hope yer bet pulls sir.

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