Contrasts when trying to punt or retain a left back


You well remember the entire Celtic community in a nervous disposition at the prospect of Kieran Tierney leaving the club.  There was certainly no campaign, subtle or otherwise, to punt him after his first weeks in the limelight, he was performing at a Champions League level and we wanted him to remain for as long as possible.

Compare and contrast to what is happening across the city, where left back and occasional central defender, Calvin Bassey, is being excitedly touted by everyone remotely connected with his club.

Earlier this month we discussed the many financial benefits Newco would gain from their Europa League run, including an appreciation on the perceived value of their players.  Bassey is a prime example.  Sell him, sell him now, before the inevitable return to the mean.  Do whatever you can to make sure highlights of his performances this year at Ross County, or home to Celtic, are obscured in searches.

Until recent weeks, it was their chubby striker who was the focus of sale efforts.  He missed out on European games since March, if anything his value will have suffered – a blow to a campaign that’s been running for years.

When transfer heat first took hold around Kieran Tierney, Celtic pulled the stops out and agreed a five-year contract.  The player had the same balance on his previous contract as Bassey has now.  Celtic got another two years out of the player and sold him for record terms (with a persistent injury).  If Newco were wise – and if they truly rate Bassey, they would spend some of their European bounty on securing the player on a lucrative long-term deal.

“If Newco were wise”, listen to me.

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  1. SEAN THORNTON on 29TH MAY 2022 6:42 PM







    Scottish cup champions??.









  2. fourstonecoppi on

    Well done the Ghals



    “And the cheers go up when we know the Scottish cup is coming home to rest in Paradise”

  3. GREENPINATA on 29TH MAY 2022 3:42 PM


    Drew 1967,







    I occasionally use the Esquire.





    If I were using the Counting house I would use the app.





    The app is prioritised and you don’t need to leave your table.










    Thanks for that mate. But i’l not be back.they have lost my £5’s worth😁.tbh it was a few years ago now but i stood for easy 15 mins without getn served.


    Wasn’t packed out either.



    Use the Esquire(Anniesland)? myself now and again.being using it since 80’s



    Hail Hail

  4. bigrailroadblues on

    Good evening all from Shawlands. Our girls win the cup. Tremendous. 💚💚💚💚

  5. The Ghirls did Celtic FC proud


    And what a winning goal Izzy Atkinson


    And a Dubh too!

  6. Gp.


    Look into Wetherspoons


    Surprised you even went near it,


    Not a place that treats its staff well,low paid,hard worked,no union.,probrexitchaos tory,.


    Each to there own mate,


    I always like a fry on game day,so Tiffany’s is ma stop




  7. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    I never saw it go in,



    I just hut it,



    then I heard the roar of the crowd!






    well done Izzie Atkinson

  8. AT,



    I never went into the Counting House. Was at a birthday bash at the Greek restaurant next door


    ( Elia )



    Ended up drinking at a few places about George Square, but none of them were anywhere near as busy as the Counting House.



    We never went near our usual Merchant City drinking haunts.



    But I will leave you a thought.



    You can maybe get three drinks in the Counting house for every drink in the Citizen’s next door. Not to mention food and bottles of wine for less than a tenner.



    What establishment is doing more for the ordinary working class drinker in the city centre ? Footfall is maybe a guide.






    PS : Don’t like Witherspoons establishments.

  9. A big magical well done to our equal partners in the Celtic family.



    Brilliant Ghirls. We are Celtic.

  10. bigrailroadblues on

    Greenpinata, good points well made. I use wetherspoons because they are cheap and convenient to me. An Tearmann, are you available for selection on Tuesday at the Tolbooth 12 midday?

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