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. Brian F,



    Aye right.You still hanging around?.


    We await your next bit of hilarious banter.


    Well,your first bit.

  2. Bhoyjoebelfast on

    From an unprecedented,historic quadruple to a double.Hope it’s a quiet night for the people of Paris.

  3. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Ancelotti a master coach ,old school Italian, closed down Trent and Robinson, both anonymous




    You’re half right



    Andy was negated



    Thought Trent was a standout


    Albeit he had to move inside

  5. Gareth Bale with another Champions League medal even though Calum played 60 x more Euro ties than him

  6. Shows you how hard it is to do Trebles and Quadruple’s.



    All hail the Glasgow Celtic.



    D :)

  7. BBC Scotland have a special tomorrow night.



    How The European Cup was won.



    It will feature Kenny Miller explaining why “Rangers” dropping out in the qualifier was the lucky event for Real Madrid as they didnt have to face at any time the best team in europe who were runners up in Seville for a Europa league.



    Equivalence, like winning your first scottish cup.

  8. Trent Arnold again the weak link, no awareness of those around him, too many aimless high-risk flicks and backheels, too many missed passes, too slow getting back when required…in saying that, I’d take him as back-up….

  9. Bhoyjoebelfast on

    Caraboa cup final,FA cup final and Champions league final no goals scored for l’pool.

  10. Majestic Hartson on




    Thanks for the write ups – I enjoyed the original posts too.



    The Slavia manager sounds interesting- 2 Europa quarter finals for them is decent I’d say.



    Thanks again 👍🏼

  11. Cheers Majestic Hartson.



    I agree he’s done well. I’d have him on the list as an Ange successor but suspect he’ll move on this summer or next and I think (hope) Ange will do at least 3-4 years with us.

  12. Anyone concerned about taking a holiday to the land of gun totting maniacs, USA, should know all reputable airlines and holiday companies are offering no penalty swap deals to all family holidays booked pre most recent homeland massacre. Check with your travel agent.


    Also, any of your children booked with Camp America can easily transfer to Camp Canada. Places are limited so don’t hesitate, apply now decide later.

  13. Disappointed, thought Liverpool deserved more and bored by Ancelotti old school Italian stuff.



    MOM Courtois …….

  14. Sláinte Ange on

    All this recent talk about Mourinho being a ‘serial winner’ Does not come even close to Ancelotti

  15. Courtois filled the goal.



    I’d have loved Ange’s Celtic to play either of those teams in a wan off game.



    Likewise Eintracht.



    One thing is Certain… Nobody and I mean Nobody has the manipulation of eyebrows to the most Sensational way, without even trying that Carlo hus. Ancelotti is something else.



    Carlo is a comedy show just wae his eye brows taking Centre stage.



    He must be a superb Manager. Respect.

  16. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Just heard that Givenchy are bringing out a new product to commemorate the Sevco failure in Seville.



    It is called “Ramsey – Eau de Toilette pour Hun” and can be either worn or drank. It is wholly water based but should not be mixed with soap.



    When asked for comment, Broxy Bear said “You can stick your wholly water up your erse…and whit the hell is soap?”

  17. bigrailroadblues on

    Play off game at Wembley is worth £170m. Nearly as much as the huns made winning the Cludgie Cup.

  18. Liverpool are a good team they were very unlucky not to win the Champions League,Real Madrid Goalkeeper saved them on numerous occasions,that’s what what happens when you are the better of 2 Teams only to lose.

  19. DAVID66 on 28TH MAY 2022 10:50 PM


    Great had a wee tenner on Madrid.







    Luvley Jubbly





    Well done Mate.


    I had a NICE SURPRISE this Sunday morning when I went into my Bookie Account Online. I was almost £150 RICHER !



    I did a few Horse bets as usual yesterday including MY FAVOURITE Jump Trainer ( Nicky Henderson), who ONLY had TWO Horses running ( at FOS Las).


    I did a £1 DOUBLE on ” HANA COLLEGNES” for the 7.30 race. It WON at 22/1.


    My next Henderson Horse in the 8.00 race was called ” CHASMAX”. I had backed these horses yesterday morning…and ” CHASAMAX” was Priced at 11/2.


    Sadly, ” CHASAMAX finished 2ND at 3/1.


    So I watched the Champions Final, and went to bed beliveing that my Bet was beat, and that I had just LOST a WINNER at 22/1 ?


    However UNKNOWN to me… there had been a STEWARDS INQUIRY into CHASAMX race, and THAT Horse was AWARDED the Race….with the Placings been REVERSED due to interference by the initial ” Winner”. I hadnt watched the Race because I had my Computer on YOUTUBE for the Fitba.



    So, I have had a VERY good start to Today……22/1 and 11/2 …£1 DOUBLE…That will pay for my Bets at Ascot this week.


    Feck Boris and any Royals.


    HH David Bhoy.