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Michael, they have taken you away… from Ibrox

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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. The Pantaloon Duck Like a lot on here we just want rasmusson be giving a chance ,in case hooper or stokes get injured ,thats all

  2. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    I posted a few weeks back not to rule out the possibility of no new striker,and Rasmussen back in the squad.A few more days to go but……

  3. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    Lardo 66-Cheers,getting a wee business venture off the ground soon so back to work soon,but not for the man.HH.

  4. playfusbal4dguilders on

    Len Brennan says:

     

    27 January, 2012 at 14:53

     

     

    dear len, i wisnae having a go at Ra

     

    just flippantly putting out some stats

     

     

    p

  5. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    Lardo66-In fact i am giving my new manbag its first public outing right now with my shiny new laptop.

     

    metrosexualcsc

  6. Snake Plissken on

    Well someone isn’t telling the whole truth regarding that Michael Uchebo thing.

     

     

    Either Celtic bid too low and the Dutch are not interested

     

     

    OR

     

     

    Celtic made NO bid and the Dutch are using this to force Rangers into making a more serious bid (nae chance of that of course)

     

     

    OR

     

     

    Someone is trying to cover their tracks regarding why the player walked out after a day.

     

     

    According to STV the player WAS NOT impressed with Rangers.

     

     

    Someone isn’t giving us the full picture – cue keevins tonight tell us about biscuit tins at Celtic and no mention of a player walking out because he thought Rangers were a joke.

  7. The Pantaloon Duck says:

     

    27 January, 2012 at 15:49

     

    All this talk of Rasmussen has set me wondering… Have any of our players gone out on loan then come back and been successful? I can’t think of any.

     

     

    ……………

     

     

    Liam Miller

  8. glendalystonsils on

    Is it just me that’s easily confused? I thought this Michael fella high tailed it out of Murray park /Ibrox because he didn’t think much of the club.

     

    Then I see on the back of the Daily Ranger ( while I was waiting in the supermarket queue, honest) that he left because he was a ” flop”. Nae bounce game ,

     

    nae 5-a-side behind closed doors…….nuthin.??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

     

    Maybe he tripped over the mat on the way in and swally didnae fancy his diving abilities. Aye. That must be it.

  9. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Pantaloon Duck – clearly you’re not referring to all the Celtic greats that used to be ‘farmed out’ to the Juniors to toughen them up before they were introduced to the first team?

     

     

    I think Danny McGrain and Tommy Burns had spells at St Anthony’s.

  10. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Glendaly – sounds modern enough for me.

     

     

    I shall investigate and report my findings to the forum.

     

     

    ‘Man bag’?

  11. The Pantaloon Duck on

    greenjedi says:

     

    27 January, 2012 at 16:05

     

     

    Going back a bit, then…?

     

     

    Dontbrattbakkinanger says:

     

    27 January, 2012 at 16:08

     

     

    Going back a bit further, then…?

     

     

    I envy both your abilities to remember such things. I have the memory of a duck.

  12. DBBIA , logged.

     

     

    Philbhoy , I was followed home from by the ‘boys in blue’ from the nearest main road to me.

     

     

    PC : Evening Sir , Do you know why I’ve followed you ?

     

    Me(resisting the urge to say ‘because you’re lonely?’ : No , I don’t.

     

    PC: Well you were speeding on $$%^%^ rd .

     

    Me: No i wasn’t . I had cruise control on and had it set to 35 (in a 40 zone).

     

    PC : Well , regardless. You undertook me .

     

    Me : No I didn’t , you were just pulling away from the lights. I was in a different lane and kept my speed constant . That’s why I went by you .

     

    PC: When I pulled in behind you , you engaged reverse gear twice. Why did you do that ?

     

    Me (becoming more and more convinced that this was a ‘gotcha’ moment) : Because my car has an automatic transmission and reverse is between Park and Drive AND i always engage Park when i’m stopped at lights.

     

    PC: Well , you undertook me. Don’t do it again . Goodnight.

     

     

    Seriously , that’s word for word what happened. It was only afterwards that i realised I’d had a pint about an hour before :-(

     

     

     

    Sanna

     

    Sanna

  13. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Bada- of course I call mine ‘Giorgios’, in due deference to the manliest of men.

  14. Pantaloon Duck – Cha Mulgrew went out on loan to Dundee utd.

     

    To be fair we then sold him but he came back eventually to be one of the most consistent players this term (and the best deadball expert I’ve seen since Naka!).

     

     

    HH

     

    /Bishop B

  15. Afternoon troops, the weekend starts here *insert multiple apostrophes*

     

     

    ;)

     

     

    Paul 67 – excellent article chum, lang may ye keep slappin’ it intae thum.

     

    Really enjoyed that. Thanks.

     

     

    (All the more interesting in light of a recent kerfuffle regarding the extraction of the ole uric acid on the blog…………….)

     

     

     

    Keep it up……

     

     

    *meanders towards Mr Fridge*

  16. rt rev david hay says:

     

    27 January, 2012 at 14:27

     

     

    Don’t forget the delightful Magdalena Neuner! :whoot: :)

  17. jelavic isn’t playing against Hibs….but he’s sick…honest injun according to Ally

     

     

    CSKA Moscow are about to test Rangers resolve with am £8 million bid……honest injun according to the Evening Times

     

     

    where’s John Wayne when you need him to sort out all these lying injuns

  18. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Bada- overflowing with toilet duck, Empire biscuits, autographed pix of Mr Johnny Clash

  19. …..Can someone at the Club please quickly get a hold of Mick ” I Said No, Thanks” Uchebo and treat him to an all expenses paid trip round the city, a very public tour of BobbyLennoxtown and guest tickets for the game this weekend…………….Please.

  20. Afternoon lhads and lhassies.

     

    Sorry to sound negative but does anyone else hear the ominious sounds of a dull thud coming up re a new striker.

     

    Hope young keatings is not sent out on loan if we do not bring in someone before the window shuts.

     

    I was given pelters for suggesting Rasmussen should be given a proper chance pre season. Still think he can do a job for us. We may need him

     

    hh lbb

  21. Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning! says:

     

    27 January, 2012 at 14:39

     

     

     

    I find it a bit odd that you think more of someone just because he happens to have been born in a particular country.

     

     

    It’s not like he had a choice where he was born.

     

     

    I just don’t get it.

  22. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    This may be a scam but I’ve just had an e-mail from a Nigerian prince, offering me £1M pounds worth of ‘top talented footballers’.

     

     

    All I have to do is e-mail my bank details before midnight on 31 January.

     

     

    If this is a scam I hope no other top Scottish football people have been caught out.

     

     

    These Nigerian prince scammers will empty a warchest faster than you can say Goodluck Jonathan

  23. Dontbrattbakkinanger says:

     

    27 January, 2012 at 16:20

     

    ‘Would it be illegal to undertake a slowly moving hearse?’

     

     

     

    Don’t think undertaking is in itself illegal.

     

     

    How slow are we talking here?

     

     

    Bear in mind it would be considered bad form if you are attending the funeral.

  24. Its not illegal to undertake a slow moving lane o cars. For example, a traffic jam on the motorway, some lanes go faster than others!

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