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. Shady,



    ha ha nah Newmains and “leafy suburb” are mutually exclusive :-)



    83-87 too early, 87-91 might have known your mate, esp if he’s a Tim!






  2. I can post, but cannae post music links!




    Everyone’s a critic :O).




    Anyway ,see you at Hampden on Sunday.




    Hail Hail.

  3. delightful tune….


    Lost In The Supermarket



    i added my own words few weeks back…













    I’m all lost in the transfer market


    I can no longer dodge happily


    I came in here for that special offer


    A tax-free transfer fee



    I wasn’t born so much as I fell out


    Nobody seemed to notice me


    We had a lodge back home in the suburbs


    We dreamed of invincibility



    Davy Moonbeams he caused all these problems


    Up to our knees in discrepancies


    Fat Paul Le Guen, that’s what they call me


    Up to our knees in dodgy transfer fees



    I heard the people who lived in the East end


    Scream and fight most scarily


    Hearing that noise was a terrible feeling


    So we signed with the loyal STV



    I’m all tuned in, I hear all the programmes


    Daryl and Hugh and Graeme too


    They’re talking nonsense but no-one believes them


    Terry calls and they dunno what to do



    Juan Ortiz, Alejandro Bedoya


    Sone Aluko and Matt Mackay


    What the heck was Craigy boy thinking


    I canny sign the players I want to buy



    Let’s buy, Francisco Sandaza


    He can sign on the twelth of July


    Don’t mention Spain or the walks in the sunshine


    Benidorm no surrender we did cry



    Think of Frankie, just what is his answer?


    He’s a Tim from the centre of Spain


    We wreck his nation and expect him to love us


    He’ll likely do a Goodwullie again



    Bendik-sonn, he is gone


    Al McGregor’s off tae Malaga


    Murray Park where are the diamonds


    Gotta pawn just hang on



    Gordon Smith, to sunny Rio


    Least he got trip for free


    What do I get, nothing but problems


    Fae our buddies at HMRC



    RTC thinks he’s a legend


    He tells the hoards all that we do


    And more than that, he is a mystic


    He tells all before the case goes through



    The kids in halls and the pipes in the walls


    Make me noises for company


    Long distance callers make long distance calls


    And the silence makes me lonely



    The roads are damaged, the troops need our finance


    The orange walks will be a sombre affair


    We owe the queen at least fifty million


    It wisnae me miss, I wisnae there



    No so bad if it wisnae for Ledley


    And that wee bawbag fae Lurgan town


    We nearly did it, we nearly made it


    But as it is, we’re surely goin down



    He tried to warn us, he tried to tell us


    That wee tadger Phil Mac Giolla Bhan


    When I find him, am gonny show him


    He’s the one we’ll try to blame it on



    They’re at the door, the bailiffs are coming


    No more billy boys to see


    Goodbye goodbye and on your way out


    Turn off the lights, throw away the key






    I’m all lost

  4. Fred C



    That is a Friday night travesty of gargantuan proportions! Let me know what you want on and I will post (subject to the sTICks vetting process!) :O)




  5. newradbhoy…



    well done mate…



    my parents will be 50years married this March…



    a wee party to be had in Blantyre I would imagine…

  6. The Token Tim says: 28 January, 2012 at 01:23



    I think my mate was a research student at strathclyde from 88 onwards – electronic eng dept.




  7. Moonbeams WD. Kano 1000 \o/ Supporting Neil Lennon 100%. says:


    28 January, 2012 at 01:20


    Funnily enough Saint Stivs



    my mrs is over in in Bancrana. She and her friend went into Derry today and ended up in the Bogside museum.



    She never understood it 1% of it before. For all ive explained. Today she understood.









    my wife is non cath, non tim, non political , at any stage in our life , she has not really got who i am, preferring to just say, your all tims, and a mad big family.



    we watched Bloody Sunday, and she understood.



    The murder of people by the state.



    as is happening today in Syria, and ON AN UNKNOWN scale in China, and in Ballymurphy.



    i wanted to chill tonight.






    its happened and continues




  8. Partizan says:


    28 January, 2012 at 01:22



    what years bud ?



    my dad , and his em, associates frequented the Horse and Groom on Streatham High Street.


    I had my summers there from 78 to 84 ish.



    an education. fether was no too happy with me at 16 bringing back music from brixton market, near the station artches think

  9. Fred C. Dobbs says:


    28 January, 2012 at 01:23



    I tried to post about 10 times to say no problemo to BT earlier but it wasn’t registering. I had posted a youtube link, I think just beforehand and my linked name was a youtube link.



    I changed my link name away from the youtube link I had and changed it to a blog site I read and I could post again after that.



    Debug shouldn’t be too hard from this info but it is indeed a small price to pay for security and if the name links have to go, then they have to go. Nothing will stop CQN, it is open for everyone and anyone and this is a monumental achievement when you look around the web.

  10. St Stivs



    If you catch this



    I was in Brixton about 86-90



    Went drinking in Streatham a few times but no idea which pubs.



    Loved Brixton, really vibrant. And somehow I identified with the black population. I suppose they were the underclass.



    Often in the Atlantic there would be about 100 rastas and me. I didnt get into any real trouble.

  11. Saint Stivs



    My wife is North Ayrshire other side as in non dom rather than bigoted hun.



    Tonight she finally realised that what the Northern irish Catholics/Nationalists experience is the same as what any other human being being refused their civil liberties has experienced no matter their colour creed or ethnicity.



    Just goes to show. She’s never listened to a word Iv’e said in 19 years.




  12. so can anyone tell me have we signed a striker yet?



    has the polish striker agreed to move to the good ghuys or the darkside?



    listening to NL today my impression was we would be signing no one, has that changed?



    got to say i was disappointed

  13. MWD,



    ‘Just goes to show. She’s never listened to a word Iv’e said in 19 years’ Surely not? – I have always found you windswept and interesting! :O)




  14. Top Corner,



    About to link your excellent film for the kitalba to see if he can see the Maestro pass? ;)



    Top Corners link



    The future is very bright for Celtic from the top to the bottom. I said this season was not about winning anything back when we were looking like losing all, this season was about standing shoulder to shoulder with Neil and Celtic fans have done that. The enemy has made us stronger.



    It is amazing to be a part of a Club that does not put winning above doing the right thing.



    Celtic Song.

  15. have not posted for a long while, so hi to every one,



    but over on filthy, filthy they are getting really down at the thought of the polish guy signing for us,the first page has them getting really excited and saying he looks brilliant and would


    tear up the spl, then on second page it filters through that he looks like he will be signing for us and they were truly gutted before reverting to type about he is a pole would be better suited to their type , truly amazing how they fall back on this in built sectarian mode to make themselves feel better.

  16. petec


    am lookin at 1:15 on that link for your Maestro


    and am guessin(!) Paul G


    with a rt-footed pass


    not sure

  17. newradbhoy with the kano 1000 on

    Thanks for all your good wishes Lhads.


    A wee result from the hibbees would make it a very happy aniversary.


    hail hail.


    and night night .

  18. kitalba


    thanks for that documentary re


    how the media lie to manipulate us


    will have a wee look later


    reminds me of daily record etc



    most recent example i have of dodgy MSM activity is in Washington earlier this week


    500k people marching to defend life and not a peep of it in the Wash Post –


    hunguffery in action ! 500k !! and not a word of it !



    time for bed now


    thanks again all


    a joy !

  19. there is no doubt that hugh keevins is one bitter man, his latest ranting about celtic is just over the top that it can only be through bitterness, you have the other mob totally in a


    shambolic state with trialists walking out with in hours and he headlines with “not one penny lenny” dear hugh get over it kenny had shown you up for what you were and still are


    a usless crawling hack that in its old age is actually getting more bitter.