Michael, they have taken you away… from Ibrox


If you aggregate the nods, winks and rumours around Celtic this week you might be inclined to think we’re in the market for a target-man striker with a few years’ experience under his belt.  I agree with the principle that we need a target man and I’m also of the view that short-term deals are not nearly as desirable as permanent contracts, but as we know, it’s too easy to load the club full of squad players who cumulatively cost a lot of money but scarcely trouble the first team.

Hooper, Stokes, Samaras, Bangura, Rasmussen and Murphy are all under contract for next season and we cannot be confident of attracting bids for any of those Neil Lennon might want to move on.  If we add a seventh striker, his name better be on the team sheet before Gary Hooper’s.  Signing an exotic version of Daryl Murphy would add spice to our week but would only consume scarce resources.  I’d rather not.

Co-opting a media partner works in theory.  It’s always better to have good relationships with the media than the kind of relationships Celtic perennially have, but what happens when your media partner plays with a straight bat?

Rangers media partner, STV, today report Nigerian trialist, Michael Uchebo, boarded a plane out of Glasgow a few hours after arriving (Michael, they have taken you away….) as the VVV-Venlo striker with 8 career goals to his name had “a poor first impression of” Rangers.

Michael, you clearly have a rubbish strike rate but you’re a remarkably perceptive individual.

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  1. BT,



    That was one of the best music posts youve ever made buddy.


    Loved it!






  2. THE EXILED TIM says: 28 January, 2012 at 00:47



    Now you say it, I think I knew that – but it’s late and the wine and stella are gone so it’s rum n coke time.



    Like yer Dublin story, and the twist in the story in the father in law no liking the son in law chatting to a Tim – even better (worse ??) In Dublin.




    blantyretim says: 28 January, 2012 at 00:39



    More than one Lourdes old boy on here so mind you language. Remember, Lourdes also sent forth this:






  3. James Forrest



    Count the news from that Polish newspaper 99 percent accurate.



    One more thing, mate.


    Do you remember what I told you when on FB ?


    The stories about CSKA Moscow and Jelavic are p@@h.


    Can I have bigger laugh. Stepping into dangerous area.

  4. back to the most obscure music request, which Pabbers would have helped me with, maybe a week after i had asked, but,



    i lost all my favorites,



    and i had a link to a NORTH AFRICAN GROUP



    nomadic, bedouin music, had been on Jules holland, got me hooked.



    several guys , i woman,lots of whoops and drums, heavy guitar.



    any help appreciated.



    in the meantime a wee trip doon Raglan road with Luke Kelly




  5. MWD



    Awful for them but in light of the conclusion of the recent enquiry, many of the families now want the mass organised demos which have taken place every year to stop.



    I understand there are only small unofficial acts of remembrance taking place.

  6. jtsTICks :O).




    CQN has stopped posting my music links.




    Too many, or sumbdy disney like ma music!

  7. BT,



    You imbibing??? Naw………. :-)



    I meant your Good Morning Britain post.



    Was excellent stuff buddy.






  8. James Forrest is Lennon on




    In that case mate a toast to you and yours!



    Yes, I remember what you said on FB. And not one word of it has been proven anything but accurate in the last week or so. In fact, events have confirmed it over and over again. It will be interesting to see how this pans out, but I suspect people at Snake Mountain are now virtually resigned to not seeing this season out, so maybe there’s a feeling of “let’s go for broke” – literally in their case!



    Hahaha. There is only one thing better than Celtic signing a player and that is Celtic signing a player that left the media clueless. The only thing better than that is Celtic going out an signing a player the media had already talked up to the nines because he was linked with Rangers. For just the sheer smile factor alone, this would be a fun deal to do.



    Thanks for the info mate. Top man.

  9. TTT



    have it on my ipod.. love the clash and don;t mind aztec camera but dont tell embdy… o))

  10. THE EXILED TIM says: 28 January, 2012 at 00:47,



    Newmains, aye, but never a leafy suburb on the few times I visited. High point being the doo club apparently.



    Strathclyde 83-87 & 87-91.




  11. Partizan says:


    28 January, 2012 at 01:08




    good pick.



    i bloody love this one.



    i spent sometime in Streatham, Brixton, Crystal Palace as a bhoy and everytime i watch these it gets me thinking of people like us.

  12. TopCorner says:


    28 January, 2012 at 01:05



    Good song, checked out the lyrics, I’m wondering what he is trying to say.



    Thanks for linking this song, it is very interesting.

  13. G64


    get my mobile no from VP, just to confirm ill be there..


    might meet WDH in the kirkhill or whatever its called..



    one thing is for sure ill be out… o))

  14. newradbhoy with the kano 1000 says: 28 January, 2012 at 00:54



    Congratulations to you and yer missus. That’s a very long time. I can still remember worming my way away from my 1st girlfriend cos 6 months was such a long time.




  15. BABASONICOS71 says:


    28 January, 2012 at 01:14


    Saint Stivs,



    Are these your guys?






    well done the very people.






    the power of cqn.

  16. James



    I would be not surprised if people from Celtic and Brozek’s agent agreed to send fake signals to the media about Brozek going to them. I can’t belive these stories may happen in the media who sell their products.

  17. St Stivs



    I used to live in Brixton and drank in The Atlantic. Crazy place. Live music at weekends and the place would be jumping. Got intoa couple of dodgy situations but the Scottish accent helped to smooth things over.