Curious Deadline Day


Deadline day and Norwich City’s Cork-born striker, Adam Idah, is set to join and reinforce Brendan Rodgers’ striker options.  I also expect a left back, as backup for Greg Taylor, who will retain his place when fit.

At 6’ 3” Idah is 2” taller than Oh and will add heft to the squad, a quantity we discussed was lacking as recently as Monday.  Stephen Kenny gave Adam his first cap for Ireland.  The players biggest moment so far, he scored against the Netherlands in a Euro 2024 qualifier in September.

He is a curious signing for me.  Unlike the recent arrivals of Lagerbielke, Nawrocki, Bernardo, Holm, Palma, Yang, Tilio and Kuhn, Adam was not automatic first choice at his previous club.  None of the others were technically speaking “projects”, they were all being replied upon week-in, week-out, in leagues comparable to or better than Scotland.

Adam has started fewer than half of Norwich City’s league games this season, and has scored six goals from his 12 starts and 16 substitute appearances.  Ross County gave us a lesson in how effective big raw lads can be in Scottish football, and we have also signed a winger who (by all accounts) can cross, so logic dictates we sign a target man.  Let’s hope he arrives and batters a few goals in.

The summer window was one of transition.  Strategy was prepared by a manager who left the building, Brendan chose who he wanted from a short-list already prepared for him (Nat Phillips was an emergency exception).

This window, Brendan has had complete control.  As he made clear at the AGM and on a few occasions since, he signs the players.  He forms strategy and he is responsible for the decisions.  So that’s me reassured.

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  1. Up early as I wet the bed, might as well grab a podium.



    Wife called me a ‘project’ on a few occasions back in the day. Maybe Brendan will sign me.



    Well played PPB!

  2. onenightinlisbon on




    Do not blame the board, it’s all Rodgers fault……..



    Do we really believe this?

  3. Prestonpans bhoys on




    Going to the opticians park the car then saw the opportunity. Now aff to spend a fortune 🙄

  4. ONIL



    You will believe anything negative about Celtic.



    The last 20 years of success must have been really painful for you.




    Well, I for one never saw that coming:)))))






    Hail Hail

  6. From those who know more than I. Idah is not an upgrade to what we already have. Very underwhelming signing.




    Welcome to the club. Prove the naysayers wrong.

  7. Anyone watching Japan game ?



    Did Reo come off injured ? 36 mins seems early to come off esp when winning.

  8. onenightinlisbon on

    BURNLEY78 on 31ST JANUARY 2024 12:11 PM



    Painful is listening to board lackeys and sycophants trying to polish a turd.

  9. Would love to know who folk would be signing as a striker right now then ?



    Oh yes no one actually is paid to say. Just carry on greeting and blaming others but not have an opinion of your own.

  10. B78- the ‘ridiculous nonsense ‘ is totally yours.The absolute crap that Lawwell has no influence has been shot down by myself and others on numerous occasions, but you scroll by the replies, and keep posting the same rubbish, The other one you keep trying is ,Ange ‘worked with ‘ Mark Lawwell, where and when?

  11. B78-plenty options posted re a striker,as you well know the Boy Wonder is in charge of recruitment, but you keep deflecting from another Lawwell’s responsibility

  12. onenightinlisbon on

    BURNLEY78 on 31ST JANUARY 2024 12:16 PM


    Would love to know who folk would be signing as a striker right now then ?



    We have a highly paid head of recruitment who should have been dealing with that instead of scrambling around at the last minute or Maybe this is Rodger’s fault?

  13. Why are we employing a head of scouting and recruitment when Brendan is apparently doing this job, P67 ?

  14. Turnbull will have to stay now.


    Two players who it seems were leaving having to be told they are staying


    What a shambles

  15. Idah looks like a terrible signing. Nowhere near the level that’s required. I think Celtic’s “recruitment team” are trolling us at this point.

  16. onenightinlisbon on

    Hopefully our support will be galvanised by this utter shit show and do something about the dynasties running our club.

  17. BURNLEY78 @ 12:16 PM,



    “Oh yes no one actually is paid to say.



    Well that’s not true, Mark Lawwell is…



    Hail Hail

  18. right-off hatate and ccv for the season


    they have been injured all/majority of it so far and look goosed for the rest of it.


    2 of our 5 only real quality players.


    makes winning trophies that wee bit harder as we


    are not interested in improving in any of our other positions.


    pity our club is run by old men


    and has a narcissistic pathological liar as 1st


    team coach












    are the 5 for anyone lost up dermott or liewell anuses


    all the rest bang average or woeful

  19. onenightinlisbon on

    With Reo injured does that mean we hang on to Turnbull?



    Lagerbielke and Turnbull who are both not wanted having to remain…happy days…

  20. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    !!Bada Bing!! on 31st January 2024 12:14 pm



    Hatate off injured, looks like calf muscle again




    That’s a blow. He could have been one of our new signings…….

  21. TICTASTIC on 31ST JANUARY 2024 12:24 PM


    So there you have it….It’s ALL Brendan Rodger’s fault.



    That’s the spin by P67 ,B78 and a few others, get rid or piss off a top manager, and keep the Lawwells in post at all costs




    Lagerbielke has been retained because of an unexpected defensive injury setback. Is that not a sensible and positive move by the club? Probably not in your agenda-driven mind right enough.



    Who said Turnbull was leaving? He’s a member of the squad who is used as back-up and scores goals from substitute appearances.

  23. PeterLatchfordsBelly on

    This window has been the pits. If this really is Rodgers’ doing then he’s put himself under incredible and avoidable pressure. And the Lawwells deserve an apology…



    If Hatate and CCV are both out with long-term injuries we are in serious trouble.

  24. Someone please explain what Mark Lawwell’s qualifications are for his position as head of recruitment.



    Also, while we’re at it, please explain what he does.

  25. I said last night Hatate would give us 4 or 5 games before being crocked again. Looks like I spoke too soon.

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