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. Ron Bacardi – thanks for the reply. I think it’s the first time you’ve replied to one of my posts and I’m glad it was an incisive and interesting contribution 🙄

  2. Crazy that with VAR that goal was disallowed.



    As for the delay it is a joke.



    BBC doing the whole ‘football fans couldn’t gain entry and tried to get in without tickets etc’. Not Liverpool fans.



    Weird that they don’t ask why these clowns are tolerated trying to get in with no tickets delaying access for others ?

  3. What a lot of crap from the referee on BT spirt.


    The Liverpool player never deliberately played the ball.


    What was he trying to do . Jump out the way of it.


    Absolute joke

  4. Mystery VAR decision.Saying there has to be 2 players goal side.Not sure that rule applies in this instance.

  5. fourstonecoppi on

    Mon the ‘pool for my nieces boyfriend King Kenny big Virgil and Andy Robertson

  6. Anybody who thinks Celtic will get a fair deal under VAR is deluded.


    If Real Madrid cannot get a decision what price us?

  7. The fact the two Liverpool players combined stopped the onrushing Real player from getting the ball means they MEANT to play the ball. The goal should have stood for that alone

  8. That awkward moment when you thought you had another couple of beers in the fridge when you haven’t

  9. No mystery why the goal was disallowed. There has to be two defenders between attacker and goal line. Real player made the last intentional pass.

  10. Jinkyredstar on

    God help us with VAR in Scotland – we will need to win by three clear goals, all thirty yard screamers.

  11. thebhoyfromoz on

    CELTIC MAC on 28TH MAY 2022 9:44 PM


    Anybody who thinks Celtic will get a fair deal under VAR is deluded.





    If Real Madrid cannot get a decision what price us?



    Agreed, I suspect VAR will be used to legitimise the dodgiest decisions against us.

  12. Trent Alexander’s 3rd Champions League Final at 23



    Hope he doesn’t take it all for granted

  13. Right



    Just need Diaz to score the 2nd


    Over 6 goals


    Two goalies to get booked


    A fan to make a goal line clearance


    And the ref to split his shorts to win £2000.00


    For my £2 stake

  14. The lurkin Tim


    Can I add my condolences for the loss of your father. May he rest in peace


    I’ll say a prayer for you both.

  15. TLT – my condolences for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

  16. Do Liverpool fans ever sing and support their team? Pish atmosphere. Plastic football fans. They don’t deserve the success, glad Real are winning.

  17. Delighted for my postie Pedro, also a few of the neighbours, the fireworks are going off already, Real sure know how to win, take note Ange, please.

  18. 14 European Cups !!!!!!!!


    Hope that does not mean the Huns are not the most successful team in the world.