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Kazim-Richards signs 2.5 year deal

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24 hours after a lightweight-looking Celtic were dumped out of the League Cup, Colin Kazim-Richards (29) joined the club on a 2.5 year deal from Feyenoord.  Kazim-Richards is a centre forward who can also play in the wide-striker positions.  No one will call him light-weight, not to his face anyway

The player left Feyenoord under a considerable cloud, after being suspended for the last two weeks of January for threatening a journalist, not his first encounter with controversy.
After spending 2006-07 in the English Premier League with Sheffield United, Kazim-Richards moved to Turkey, where he has spent most of the intervening years, playing for Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Bursaspor.  Feyenoord picked him up 18 months ago and he delivered 12 goals in 26 league starts but he’s been used sparingly this season.

What’s he going to give us?  Well, we can expect a more combative style when he’s on the field, which is perhaps what Ronny Deila is looking for.  No more being pushed around.  For Colin, it’s an opportunity to get his career back on track after a what, from the outside, looks like a series of mistakes.

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  1. Tricoloured Ribbon, Bob O’Baldy…

     

     

    Thank you!

     

     

    Nothing like Celtic for dragging you to the depths is there? :)

     

     

    /p

  2. ....PFayr supports WeeOscar on

    P8ddy

     

     

     

    Excellent well reasoned and relevant ….the complete antithesis to some on here tonight

     

     

    CFC are rudderless…if we are in fact following a plan ..I’m damned if I know what it is

     

     

    Our squad is bereft of talent , passion and interest …we have wheeled and dealer our way from a last 16 CL club to EL embarrassment….good going in three years

  3. P8ddy 8.53

     

     

    great post absoloutely every single celtic fan I know and others I dont know ( chat to at game or in Pub ) to a man know that Ronnie needs to go. Honestly the only support I here for him is on this site. Some people need to call it as it is and with all due respect Paul67 that includes you. Why do I get the feeling that this great site no longer challenges Celtic or asks questions anymore ….is it off limits …

     

    Roddybhoy with a heavy heart

  4. Yet another none scoring striker.

     

    I haven’t checked his appearance record.

     

    All that is missing is for him to be regularly injured.

     

     

    An utter shambles of a football department.

     

     

    TT

  5. Delaneys Dunky on

    TCR

     

     

    The lack of dig, fight and desire in this Celtic team is shocking.

     

    That disnae come fae the manager. That comes from within.

  6. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what Ambrose is on wage wise.

     

     

    I’m guessing anywhere between 4K to 7k per week. I hope you were all sitting down

  7. He’s a non scoring winger not striker, come on negatons at least get your facts right before you post on here.

     

     

    I mean strange that you would post otherwise

  8. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    The huddle,

     

    Why don’t you believe me?

     

    He was signed for 1.8 million euros,not 3.5 m the story spouted in the press.

     

    If the main man on here thinks I am wrong he will correct me.

     

    C’mon Paul. ;-)

  9. P8ddy

     

    You have articulated exactly how I feel ,in a way that I never could.

     

     

    I’m utterly disgusted at our dropping standards.

     

     

    I feel utter contempt for those allowing this to happen.

     

     

    Dermot Desmond .

     

    Yet again I call you out.

     

     

    Put an end to this madness.

     

     

    Where is your ambition for our club?

     

    TT

  10. prestonpans bhoys on

    DD,

     

     

    When our Manager put Robson and Hartley into the side, that added dig, fight and desire….and won us the league

  11. SIPSINI…

     

     

    Good post mate. HH

     

     

    Cheers! It’s a tragedy we’ve got to this point. I actually thought that after Neil, we’d a decent platform to build on, that the dross was there for all to see (and get rid of).

     

     

    /p

  12. The_Huddle

     

    He played as a striker when he was in england, no idea where has been played the past few years, but if he is a winger, whats the point ?

     

    Another Tonev, Wakasso !!!

     

    HH

  13. TET

     

     

    Yip, was talking about that today.

     

     

    Unless you’re Leigh Griffiths or one of the two CB’s your’e just a ‘player’ in the Ronny system, which is really

     

    a poor mans……………. 2-7-1

  14. Tricoloured Ribbon on 1st February 2016 9:53 pm

     

     

    The huddle,

     

     

    Why don’t you believe me?

     

     

    He was signed for 1.8 million euros,not 3.5 m the story spouted in the press.

     

    ———————

     

    I don’t believe a guy on that basic wage would play so few games, doesn’t make sense.

     

     

    A more sensible contract would be someone on a poor weekly wage who earned more they played

  15. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    Grant Russell ‏@STVGrant 57m57 minutes ago

     

     

    Celtic will make about £5,000 from Michael O’Halloran’s move from St Johnstone to Rangers today. So there you go.

     

     

    :-)))

  16. THE EXILED TIM on 1st February 2016 9:59 pm

     

     

    The_Huddle

     

     

     

     

    He played as a striker when he was in england, no idea where has been played the past few years, but if he is a winger, whats the point ?

     

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    He never played up front in England

     

     

    I’d never sign him for Celtic, very average player

  17. Delaney’s Dunkey 9.15

     

     

    The players don’t have it.

     

     

    The manager chooses them .

     

     

    He is to blame.

     

     

    He is out of his depth.

     

     

    Simunovic,Boyata,Blackett,Janko,Cifti,Cole,Armstrong,GMS.

     

     

    ALL SIGNED BY DEILA.

     

     

    just not fit enough or good enough to beat RC.

     

     

    Utterly disgraceful waste of millions upon millions of pounds.

     

     

    He then hunts Commons and Stokes ,who were good for between 40 to 50 goals between them,if played in their best positions.

     

     

    He is a clown being supported by clowns.

     

     

    TT

  18. #Celtic player Scott Allan is heading in a search for game time on a 6 month loan deal to #SheffieldUnited #Blades #Bhoys #DeadlineDay

     

     

    Could be a fake account bhoys

  19. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    DD,

     

    How are ye bud.?

     

    The buck stops wae the manager G.

     

    Johansen,Lustig and Armstrong.

     

    Three utter weaklings.

     

    Do ye remember me on about Armstrong ?

     

    1 decent game,ten bad wans.

     

    Cummings should have been the man signed.Fiery ,fit, can take man on and knows where the net is for a winger.

  20. Good night all

     

    thank you for being here.

     

    Christie, Roberts and Kazim Richards

     

    WE’LL SEE

     

    Win lose or draw

  21. PFAYR P8DDY

     

    It’s a little difficult to see what cunning plan our custodians have?

     

    We have a plethora of midfielders and a lop sided squad.

     

    A coach who seems to have one system that in 18 months he still has not been able to implement properly.

     

    I will wait and see what the new signings bring before passing judgement.

     

    Was hoping we got rid of either Bitton or Johansen and use the money for an experienced defensive mid.

     

    This area is a huge reason for our failings and no attempt to address it is a real concern.

     

    Hail Hail

  22. Reading the saga of the Sevco Director’s feelings about the ‘great song’ and The Glasgow Herald’s behaviour I got thinking about our media’s bias against all things Celtic. This is nothing new, below are some examples of the racism that many of our ancestors endured from the media.

     

    There are dozens of other examples available.

     

    Looks like not much has changed in Scotland.

     

     

    http://www.eirefirst.com/archive/unit_2.html

     

     

    Clogher

  23. As the transfer window comes to an end, it does not look like we wil be getting any ball winning midfielders that I think we need desperately,we have also not sold anyone which is a huge surprise considering the size of the first team squad and players not getting a sniff of a game, I suppose if JF signs an extension this will be announced tomorrow to take some of the heat away.

  24. Hugh Bonkle fae Dallas on

    P67, If there is a plan then it must have changed. Ronny was all about developing players we were told. Is he developing Cole and CKR? What’s the point of developing loan players for MCFC’s benefit. We can see how much Armstrong and GMS have developed.

     

     

    Ronny thanks for the memories but we can’t afford for you to lead us in next season’s CL qualifiers.

  25. Edieinkirkmichael

     

     

    Re Angela’s comments about influence go “Glasgow clubs”, perhaps she meant Rangers and The Rangers?