Furuhashi first-hand experience


Whereas yesterday’s signing, 19-year-old Liel Abada, will mostly be known to Ange Postecoglou and scouts through the medium of video, the manager knows today’s capture, Japanese forward, Kyogo Furuhashi from first-hand experience.

There will be challenges for Kyogo to settle so far from home.  The sheer professionalism of our first Japanese player, Shunsuke Nakamura, ensured his star would always shine, but Shunsuke relied on interpreters for pretty much everything until Celtic signed compatriot, Koki Mizuno three years later.  Ange will not need you or me to tell him it is better to bring players from so far away into the Celtic Ark in pairs.

When Ange joined, we hoped he would return to the Japanese market for talent the European market found too difficult to uncover.  There will be value there the likes of that guy from Bournemouth would never be aware of, let’s make the most of it, bring Kyogo some company.

We are four days away from a Champions League qualifier in a 60,000-seater stadium while the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council ponder the criteria the former want for the latter to approve more than 2,000 fans to attend.  There is no actual reason to delay or refuse, they just don’t want to approve Celtic’s request without handing a simultaneous prize across the city.  This is Scotland in 2021.


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  1. Melbourne Mick on

    ” Neil Lennon was never a Celt at heart ”


    Did I actually read that on here ?


    Whats happening to this dear green place ?


    H.H. Mick

  2. SIONNAIGH on 16TH JULY 2021 11:49 PM


    JHB, since your talking sense, push the boat out and post a song or dare I say it, tune :-)




    I always think I talk sense, but of course that is a matter of opinion for others.



    I’m not posting songs tonight, but I promise to do some other time.



    I would post things by Frankie Miller (a friend of mine from years gone by), Gerry Rafferty, Paul Brady, Paul Carrack, Jackson Browne, Average White Band, Bonnie Raitt & Bruce Hornsby….to name a few.



    Thanks for asking me to “push the boat out” on my musical tastes – I will!

  3. melbourne mick



    Indeed you did. And it has to be said from a most unlikely source,


    the Emerald Isle if I am not mistaken.


    Hope things are ok your side, taking a turn for the worse Covid wise over here


    And that is before ‘Freedom Day’ in England, Monday.

  4. Melbourne Mick on




    Couldn’t believe that post, think too much alcohol’s been taken.


    Only 19 cases in the state, but it’s the Delta variant which 2 removalists


    brought in from New South Wales, roamed about Melbourne without


    masks and here we are.


    H.H. Mick

  5. just reading back ! Hot smoked !! brilliant post about your Brother!! well done Big Jimmy And David 66 , for organising the Hoot , !

  6. Good night! JHB , dont let the Gang put you off , funny how the same nat has reappeared, since Election time, Belatedly I must say ! then cple of Minions, follow up with great post , yada yada mmmmm! wish our latest Signing all the best, GNGB

  7. Melbourne Mick on




    Loved that one, great tunes as usual.


    Wee decision to make now we’re in lockdown again.


    Do I sit in my alfresco area with a bottle or two of the Rid Biddy, or


    take a meander up the bush and hills behind us, go native, light a


    small fire to roast a few sausages, drink the black stuff, and thank


    the main mhan I’m a Celtic supporter.


    Decisions ????


    H.H. Mick

  8. Sláinte Ange on

    Welcome back to Paradise Scott Sinclair, a guy who really “got” Celtic. For a while, he was one of my Favourite Bhoys and I was sorry to see him leave. However, his dramatic drop in form meant it was probably best for all that he moved to PNE.


    Looking forward to see him play later today on hesgoal, hopefully!


    Celtic 3 PNE 1




  9. Melbourne Mick on




    Agreed, great player and ambassador for the boys.


    H.H. Mick

  10. Melbourne Mick on




    Always, told my pawnee to watch for my smoke signals 8-))))


    H.H. Mick

  11. Love Scott Sinclair, especially now he’s back. I even loved the sitters he missed because you could tell how hard he was trying anyway. Reminds me of a conversation I had, “How the fcuk did he miss dat?”. “I dunno”, I sez.

  12. Melbourne Mick on




    Had a look at that and the subsequent posts, amazing seeing some


    of those old posters nom de plumes i.e








    GEORDIE MONROE and many others, would be good to see them back


    on CQN.


    H.H. Mick

  13. Melbourne Mick on

    Ha.. ha if that is a golfball ? o.k, but I’m more liable to find some


    of my grandsons blooters for goal at our local footy park lol.


    H.H. Mick

  14. squire danaher on

    JHB on 17TH JULY 2021 12:55



    I’d rather hear your tunes than your politics ha ha

  15. squire danaher on

    MELBOURNE MICK on 17TH JULY 2021 2:26 AM



    I was at the home game v Astra



    I was adorned into lower deck of North Stand.



    An absolutely filthy night.

  16. Melbourne Mick on

    Enjoyed that tuneful morning with you SIONNAIGH, and


    after listening to THE CALL OF EIRE I”ve got my bangers and damper


    ready for my call of the wild.


    Catch up later.


    Without looking up who knows what Aussie damper is lol.


    H.H. Mick

  17. Melbourne Mick on




    Yes it was, hope you realise your dream and have that dance


    at your lovely daughters wedding reception.


    H.H. Mick