Ivorian link at work again, this time in Athens


With three deals done, the pace of transfer activity at Celtic appears to be approaching relentless.  The Ivorian link will have been at work again, as news that we are interested in Olympiakos full back, Omar Elabdellaoui, testifies.  Celtic coach, Kolo Toure’s brother Yaya, spent half a season at the Greek club before leaving last month.

Signing players is always a risk, so getting a first-hand insight into how a player performs from someone who has worked with him daily for the last six months is a huge advantage.  Bear in mind, Elabdellaoui is just one of the right backs Celtic are considering.  This one could run a while.

Reports from the US that we have agreed a deal to sign 22-year-old left back Andrew Gutman are amusing, mostly as he was being trailed as a signing elsewhere in the city.  Great to see that as well as using our Ivorian links, we have plenty of connections at Scotland’s smaller clubs.  If he arrives, hopefully Callum McGregor will not see more action in that position.


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  1. canamalar said to me something that stuck.







    We are going radio rental.




    The world is going reallly insane, I mean REALLY REALLY insane.



    Believe Jesus Died to take away EVERY Sin. Please for Petes sake.

  2. Good morning CQN from a cold Garngad



    I hope we are unveiling a new signing today, but I very much doubt it.






    D. :)

  3. spikeysauldman on

    Hello folks,



    The staff at the Princess Royal Maternity in Glasgow are raising funds for a Bereavement room.


    They are paying for the cost of the skydive out of their own pockets meaning that all donations will be used for this room. If anyone would like to donate – every penny counts – no donation is too small or too large – please visit the link below.






    Here is the appeal in the words of one of the staff …..



    We are a multi disciplinary team made up of 28 members of staff from the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow. As you would expect, working in a maternity hospital affords us a front row seat at life’s highest of highs on a regular basis. However, sadly that means that the lows can be heartbreakingly low. Bereavement is a special and difficult part of our job made easier by charities like SiMBA who provide memory boxes to hospitals around the UK. It is because of them that we can help families make memories such as photos and hand/footprints with their baby that they cherish for a lifetime. We know that the room in which they spend time with their baby making these memories and saying goodbye in is incredibly important and needs to be fit for it’s purpose. SiMBA are planning to redesign and refurbish one of our bereavement rooms in our Labour Ward and it’s an expensive task. Naturally staff and patients are rallying around to fundraise by various means for such a worthy cause.


    28 of us (made up midwives, HCSW’s and obstetricians) are planning to raise as much money as we can by facing our fears and skydiving from 10,000 feet in St Andrews in February! The power of teamwork is invaluable and we often see this shine through when we are grieving for the bereaved families we care for. We are proud to bring staff from multiple departments & specialities together as one team to achieve this goal and we very much hope that you will consider clicking that donate button! Thank you for all the support!



    Team PRM Skydive:



    Ellen Richardson, Lesley Coll, Karen Dastey, Lynn Timpson, Nicola Gibson, Heather Young, Sheena Robertson, Leighanne Kerr, Caitlin Tierney, Ashley Connor, Diane Murphy, Dr Fiona Mackenzie, Dr Ros Jamieson, Dr Daniel Short, Dr Nicky Carmichael, Anne McCarrey, Elaine Sankey, Nicola OBrien, Pamela Harris, Paula Findlay, Lynsey Shields, Charlee Osola, Jackie Collins, Kayleigh MacDonald, Cheryl Cunningham, Julia Corner, Evann Smyth, Laurie MacDonald



    *all team members are paying for the skydive costs themselves so all donations go directly to the charity*

  4. morning bhoys from a windy and chilly Cheshire., as jobo has said some bloomin football soon, cant come quick enough.hh.

  5. Dexter P. Bampot on

    Heard from an impeccable and succulent source that the big announcement today is for 3 things:



    1. A new disco light for the North stand



    2. The return (on loan) of Kenny Miller



    3. Hoopy the Huddle Hound is getting his injections

  6. Bhoyjoebelfast on

    January /14/1967.


    St.johnstone 0 Celtic 4


    This was the first time the side that won the EC actually played together.


    A day to reflect on ‘a great Celtic side’.


    Old Celtic cuttings a treasure?????????




    Today’s unsubstantiated fluff .



    Lazio , Fiorentina and Hoffenheim are interested .



    Celtic / Besiktas and Swansea seem to be no longer interested .



    Gasperini , Manager of Atalanta wants to keep him .. Atalanta are prepared to let him go for 12 million Euros.

  8. We must keep our eyes peeled for the sleekit msm opportunity to conjure up…….. oooota nuthin’……..


    the ” *insert name* snubs Celtic…….” heidline.

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