Hayes, the opposite of a project, but still gave value


Jonny Hayes was the opposite of a ‘project’ when he signed as a 29-year-old for £1.3m from Aberdeen three years ago.  We paid a premium and knew we would never turn a profit on the player, but even as a squad player, he was value for money.

For the rest of his life he will answer questions about his length-of-the-pitch run and goal at Ibrox early this season.  For all the medals he collected in his three years at Celtic, that goal is a special memory.

At 32 he is young and good enough to perform at a level above most of our Premiership rivals, he will have no problem getting fixed up.

Best of luck, Jonny.

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  1. My reading of Jozo and Johnny going is that we’re freeing up the wage bill for a couple of new additions.



    I’m afraid that the Copenhagen mistake was one too many for Jozo. Lennon has set his sights on defensive upgrades this summer.

  2. CQN


    As promised, attached is the link if you would like to join us at the


    Months Mind Mass, in honour of our very special friend


    Helen Dunese Stewart – Minx1888



    At end of the service, which starts at 8.15, please stay tuned for another few minutes







  3. ROCK TREE BHOY on 30TH MAY 2020 5:49 PM



    It’s much better to move players on before you go sign others were possible. Kouassi, miller, hayes and Jozo soon to be followed by others. Then it will be the loan players.

  4. rpmcelticfan on

    Cant agree that we only need big FF , we need a proper left footed defender and have done for yonks , whoever plays there Boyata Ajer or Jozo has made mistakes and been criticised but the real blame lies with the club , ideally imo we should sign a left footed Julian and a left footed Hatem that would give options both domestically and in Europe , HH :)

  5. RON67


    Why do you say that about Hickey.


    I thought he was outstanding in SCF last season, aged 16

  6. IMO



    Left footed central defenders are limited in how they distribute the ball if you want flexibilty playing out from the back.


    They are great at FK’s but pens too predictable.


    Right footed players are more comfortable.



    Left back …primary leg ..left


    Right back..same for me.



    Anyways..all opinions.

  7. Jozo,, for all the games he played last season


    He had the best ball distribution stats for a CH in the league




    When I click on the link it says this video is private.



    Will it go live at 8:15?

  9. Jonny Hayes goal at Ibrox?



    Wouldn’t have happened without Ollie Ntcham.



    Just saying like.



    Sublime touch csc

  10. For those tuned into the mass service


    Please stay tuned for a few minutes at the end of the service



  11. fairhill bhoy on

    That was lovely.well done everyone involved 👏👏


    God bless you Helen 🍀💚

  12. Forster


    Gordon or replacement




    CB or RB to replace Jozo (RB would allow Hatem to play CB)


    Potential replacement for Ajer


    Elyounoussi or replacement


    Paddy Roberts or somebody else to compete with Forrest



    Only positions not needing an obvious signing is centre forward, number 10 and central midfield.

  13. How beautiful that Mass for Helen was conducted by Canon Tom. I am sure if we did not know it already, those words repeated a number of times during the Mass,”When you did it to the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it to me”, remind us clearly of the spirit of God that existed in Helen , She had no fear standing before the Lord and gaining entry to the other Paradise.



    Chris,I hope you received much confort out of the celebration of the Mass. I will offer Mass tomorrow for the repose of her soul.



    Norriem, I forgot to hold on at the end. Was some announcement made?

  14. I was holding it together till the photo with Helen and Chris and big Billy.

  15. Amazing, heartbreaking, beautiful.



    Rest in peace Helen.



    Prayers said for Chris and all of your lovely family.



    God bless all.

  16. A massive thanks to Frank (VFR) for putting that all together


    An absolutely outstanding tribute to our very special Ghirl



    Helen Dunese-Stewart


    May Perpetual Light Shine Upon you




  17. greengray1967 on

    Beautiful mass and well done to everyone involved during a very difficult time made more complicated by the times we are in. Tributes at the end were heartbreaking and fantastic at the same time. R.I.P. Thoughts and prayers to Chris and kids.

  18. Jimmynotpaul on



    What a wonderful tribute, edited to perfection.


    Cannon Tom’s delivery at mass was perfection, too.

  19. What we need will depend on what we do in the market, if all our out of contract and loanlees players leave we will hopefully add a no.1 gk, cb and lm/w then look to replace others in the squad as required.



    Gk.1st choice (new player/ foster)


    Gk. bain


    Gk 3rd. hazard


    Rb/ rwb/cb. elhammed


    Rb/ rwb. frimpong


    Lb/lwb. Boli (replacement if sold)


    Lb/lwb. taylor


    CB. Jullian


    CB/dcm. ajer (replacement if sold)


    CB. new player


    cm/cb. bitton


    Cm. Soro


    Cm. McGregor


    Cm. Brown


    Cm. Ntcham (replacement if sold)


    Cm/acm. Christie


    Cm/acm. Rogic


    Rm/rwb. forrest


    Rm/w. Shved


    Lw. Johnstone


    Lm/w . New player


    Cf. Eduard (replacement if sold)


    Cf. Griff







    Either gradually promote O’connell, welsh, deas, Conner, Henderson, Dembele and Oxoflex into first team. One or two will show others will need a wee bit more time. Bleed into smaller cup games and league games at home once games are secure. If not then loan them out for game time.




  20. Connairre12



    If you keep the link, you can go back to watch


    A series of personal tributes from many well known in this circle


    With stunning closing



    For info – the hymns chosen were Helen’s favourites



    All created by VFR

  21. It was an honour to be able to put that together for Helen,Chris and their families.



    Outstanding work by Norrie for chasing everyone down to get the videos to me. I’ve been in tears so many times working on putting this together over the past few days. I thought I was dry until I got a wee text from Chris after the Mass.



    For those who didn’t tune in earlier it is available on YouTube. There will also be a permanent memorial to Helen and all those other souls who have passed over during this pandemic. The fundraising page is here for those who have contacted me to request it: https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stmarys-prayer-garden




  22. Norrie M



    Well done organising the CQNers, that was a beautiful service!



    Hope you’re all well on CQN, my first post on here for a while.



    Helen – Rest in Peace xxx



    Chris – you’re all in my thoughts and prayers




  23. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.





    Thank you for that link, got to know Helen and her family


    and friends a but more through it.


    Going to meet my family now and thankful for that, thoughts


    of Helen and Chris and that beautiful service will be on my






    H.H . Mick

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