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I heard two bits of good news today.  First, and most importantly, season ticket sales have been fantastic.  We’re well on track to reach target.  We don’t know what next season will bring from several revenue streams, most importantly what European football will deliver, but knowing the income arriving from season tickets allows the club to make early decisions.

Specifically, a couple of hours ago we agreed terms (with player and club) for the outright purchase of a player, currently registered with an English Premier League club.  He  flies north tonight and will sign subject to a medical, booked for tomorrow.  I understand the coaching staff are delighted at the capture as he’s been our number one priority for some time.

Tip for the day: don’t ask ‘sources close to the club’ what the consequences of today’s result at Fir Park are for us, unless you want a lecture about how:
We’re on our own……
We know we’re on our own……
We’ll stand or fall on our own merits……
We don’t need money from two derby games that we could almost match from a good run in the cups……
We need to build a successful Celtic team……
We need to pull a squad together for the qualifiers……
We need five-in-a-row……
And none of this is changed whatsoever by who else is in the Premiership.  Not.  An.  Inch.

That’s me told.  I also got the feeling no one at Celtic has any appetite to be involved in the kind of scenes we witnessed at Fir Park today.  It’s not the image we have for our future.  We want a successful, family club, open to all.  As it has been since 1888.

Anyway, I’m sworn to secrecy on the identity of the player, but you’re smart, you’ll figure it out.  Well done with the season tickets, take a bow.

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  1. DEDRYCK BOYOTA is tonight poised to become Celtic’s first signing for the 2015-16 campaign.

     

     

    SunSport can reveal the Manchester City fringe defender will jet into Glasgow later this evening and tomorrow will be put through a medical ahead of penning a four year contract.

     

     

    Celtic are believed to be paying a fee for the 24-year-old who had one year left of his Eastlands deal but was desperate to quit City after making only six appearances in the season just finished.

     

     

    The Belgium cap was given permission a fortnight ago to open talks with the Hoops – and he met Celts boss Ronny Deila, No2 John Collins and chief executive Peter Lawwell in a Manchester hotel.

     

     

    Boyota’s been particularly attracted by the possibility of playing Champions League football next season, with the four-in-a-row champions kicking off the first of three qualifiers in mid-July.

     

     

    His capture will see Celtic immediately replace loan star Jason Denayer who is heading back to City following a stunning year at Parkhead, winning the League and League Cup, becoming PFA Scotland Young Player of the year and earning his first Belgium cap.

  2. Get in there !

     

     

    A disastrous day for the forces of Hunnery-

     

     

    a great day for all the good people on the planet !

  3. AR

     

     

    Sorry pal. Sheer luck if I’m honest.

     

     

    Absolutely delighted with today’s result, at least another year without those animals.

  4. thetimreaper on

    Nice one HT.

     

     

    Good signing. Fits the bill. Strong, quick, good technically, young, hungry and with sell on potential.

  5. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Pau67,

     

     

    That entire article apart from the player addition flies in the face of our ST terms and conditions for next year.

     

     

    Don’t you think ?

     

     

    HH

  6. Celebratory dinner tonight.

     

    Peppered gloat’s cheese, curried Moshni washed down with a large glass of Cammy’s Best Punch.

     

    A day to remember !

  7. Hrvatski Jim on

    Paul67. I think Gary67 (are you related?) has blown your secrecy.

     

     

    Unless you wish to deny it?

  8. glendalystonsils on

    Paul67

     

     

    You can’t fool me you tease, you!

     

     

    We sign a top class defender a day after McCall tells us that Bilel Moshni is out of contract and won’t be returning to the club…

     

    Coincidence? I think not :)

  9. tin hat on here

     

     

    i don’t think anyone has mentioned Craig Thompson today

     

     

    He could have (in my opinion) have sent Pearson off early on, yes it may have been harsh BUT could have……instead he booked 3 of them in the first half.

     

     

    thoughts anyone.?

  10. Hamiltontim, have you been to Hamilton today ? If so how did it go Bhud

     

     

    Sure you will have enjoyed the full day :-)

     

     

    Hail Hail

  11. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    First diouf, now moshni ……. Dignity, ? …… Aye, right…….mon the meeja, cover THAT up…

     

     

    HOW MANY SHAME GAMES DO YOU NEED ..!!??

  12. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Thompson booked Vukic for diving but responsible for the first goal by not sending Zalukic sp? Off for the elbow

     

     

    HH

  13. Clashcitybhoy on

    Good if we can get Boyota in early doors.

     

    Only my opinion, but I dont think we have seen last of Denayer.

     

    Add a striker, and I think we have the basis for a very good team

  14. thetimreaper on

    In all seriousness surely Moshni should be arrested and charged with assault and bodily harm. It did not happen during the game. The OBF act cannot be enforced yet a blind eye turned to this kind of conduct.

  15. mike in toronto on

    Just back in from a charity 50 km bike ride (in the pouring rain!), so haven’t read back yet. Have I missed anything of note, today?

  16. Hrvatski Jim: Your a bad man putting Paul67 on the spot. News gets better all the time. OH what a night! Cathach

  17. Ulster-Celt

     

     

    21:39 on 31 May, 2015

     

     

    For those who suffered the 90′s…

     

     

    Schadenfreude you boys in green

     

     

    UC

     

     

    ================================

     

     

    Back then I never ever dreamed what a head-trip the likes of today would bring.

     

     

    Parity with them was the great forlorn hope; competing at least for a trophy or two.

     

     

    What has transpired really does seem like some kind of LSD-laden distillation of all the crazy revenge-fantasies of every Tim who ever walked the earth and felt their venom.

     

     

    Yet it happened. It became actual-reality.

     

     

    Football-supporting-wise we’re the guys who maintained, with desperate faith, right through the dire days that one day we’d win the lottery – and then the numbers came up.

     

     

    LMFAO.

  18. Craigellachie10 on

    Thomson did ok. First 15 I thought he was going to give Motherwell nothing and pulled them back rather this play advantage at least once. I don’t suggest he favoured Motherwell but certainly didn’t obviously favour the Hun,

  19. Butsybhoy: From previous thread, I’m up for that. Get my contact details from P67 or someone who knows us both here. HH

  20. Captain Beefheart on

    Very happy that we are conducting our business efficiency. The player in question could do very well for us. Excellent.

  21. I’m sorry but this signing a player in May malarky smacks far too much of forward planning for my liking.

     

     

    It’s jut not the Celtic way.

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