New contract for crucial Callum McGregor


Callum McGregor (25) burst into our consciousness as a winger under Ronny Deila but has found his true calling as a deep-lying playmaker this season.  From there he establishes the pace at which Celtic play.

I previously heard Kieran Tierney say he enjoys full back better than the left-mid position he played as a youth, as he can see the game develop more from there.  The same is true of Callum, who is crucial to Celtic’s performances.

The key aspect he has is the ability to send and receive passes drilled to feet with pace.  Success in the modern game is increasingly about how fast a pass you can reliably control or make.   That close, intimate, control, Callum has permits him to play at the very highest level.

I am delighted he has signed a new contract, securing him until 2023.

Having secured the result at halftime, Celtic strolled the second half, no doubt with an eye on conserving energy in this most draining of months.  Injury to Odsonne Edouard was as predictable as it is regretful, but what a performance from Mikey Johnston.  I am sure he will not become a striker, but the lad has talent.  Delighted also for Anthony Ralston, who marked his return to the team with the opening goal.


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    Was that a winter of deep freeze when Celtic and other clubs covered most of the pitch in hay before clearing for the game?

  2. BIG PACKY 1 on 20TH DECEMBER 2018 7:55 PM


    hi bhoys about this time 50 years ago. my aunt bella would make a big pot of tattie soup as she called it and everyone no matter what creed or colour was invited, remember a big golden plate of soup and a bilsland or a Medora square slice of bread dipping into the soup, seventh heaven so tonight I bought a can of baxters lentil soup because I know she used lentils in the soup, and put a few potatoes in as well but it does not taste the same ah memories.hh.



    mine’s was a big outsider

  3. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on



    We won’t miss rogic in his current form,in my opinion ?





    Rangers won`t miss him either .

  4. RON67, yes that was my preference also aint it a shame some posters try to make fun of my late aunts endeavours.hh.

  5. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    MATT STEWART on 20TH DECEMBER 2018 7:53 PM


    Before I post the Gold Medal winner, I think I may have found out what Macjay and SydneyTim are getting up to….






    Hail Hail









    You got it in a wanny.




  6. Hello again all you young rebels.





    Still make the homemade soup here in Oz each and every week even


    though the weather is sometimes in the 30’s, and just like back in the


    day the leftovers get added after each meal.


    The wee mhan and his mates love it, it’s a wonder they can train at all


    but the downside nae big ooty to dip into it, broon bread to keep the


    princess happy 8-))


    H.H Mick

  7. So huns need to play a never-never with HJK for the …”hitman”…& a friendly gettin trotted out.



    If I was the columbian barn…door banjoy expert I would employ anyone who could handle dosh at that game




  8. Bourne at 7.08 (Just back in after being aff oot) – possibly* my favourite ever St Stephen’s Day goal.



    * as I cannot remember any of the others, mainly due to the fact that I’m often (ahem) tired and emotional watching those games ;-)

  9. BP-to be fair you canny beat a plate of home made soup,absolutely roasting hot,lentil or minestrone.My sister in law makes the best of both ?




    Sisters are the best, but can she make roasted/toasted cheese?




    H.H Mick

  11. MELBOURNE MICK AND FAIRHILL BHOY it was roasted cheese when I was a nipper but might have changed now im nearly as old as jimthetim53. only joking jim get posting.hh.

  12. Hi Melbourne Mick



    My mum was a Govan lassie and so is the wife so you know how spoiled I am when it comes to home made soup.



    Nothing but admiration for the charity work you and your mhates put in down under.




  13. Melbourne Mick-my sister makes good soup,but it’s my sister in law M who makes the best?


    Always toasted ??

  14. celticrollercoaster on

    Good Evening fholks



    Not been on for a while, but thoughts and prayers to Blantyre Tim and his family and indeed Murdoch, Auld & Hay, Keep fighting the good fights Stephen(s)










    Tasted a few home mades in the wine alley during my youthfull forays


    when taking a lumber hame fae the dancing and they were the best


    but the afters were sometimes better 8-))


    Oz is a Celtic loving country and the people are very charitable but all


    the credit is due to the hard work of PADDYMAC and our committee.


    H.H Mick

  16. okay who remembers bilsland bread or Medora bread ,this might be a Lanarkshire bakery so forgive me,hh.

  17. With the odd blogging hours we Aussies keep on here i


    apologise for missing Blantyre Tims sad passing of his mother


    RIP Esther.

  18. okay before Gerry comes on christies in Coatbridge best pies bridies and sausage rolls in Scotland bar none.hh.

  19. Seems to be a slow soup day, remember making the wee mhan a pot


    of green pea soup with mint which was in vogue at the time and


    couldn’t get him to eat it, but after making white lines across it with


    almond slices and calling it hoopy soup he scoffed the lot lol.


    H.H Mick

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