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Olivier is only explaining the facts

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There’s a good half dozen players I would expect to be agitating for a move than Olivier Ntcham.  His interview in L’Equipe, where he regrets he did not move to Porto last summer and explains how he would blossom at Marseille, and generally, how he is too good for the other teams in Scotland.

The latter assertion may solicit some sympathy, although his timing is off.  We are days away from Champions League qualification and need those who are fit and experience to have their head on the job.

But this is the modern footballer.  They are not here because their Irish grannie told them tales about Charlie Tully.  Celtic provides lots of glory and money, but there are bigger paydays and all but the very few will chase the money, or, if we are being generous, test themselves in a tougher environment.

That’s football, Olivier is only explaining the facts.

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  1. Fool Time Whistle on

    Dobrodosli U Sarajevo

     

     

    To all Celtic players, fans & officials.

     

     

    HH

  2. Jeez I really hope the links to Smith and (especially) Sawyers are not true.

     

     

    Sawyers is an attacking midfielder but only has 6 goals in 127 games for Brentford. Surely there are younger better players available on the continent for similar money. Hopefully the Equadorian kid (Cifuentes) picks us over Man City and possibly Turnbull at Christmas. Those 2 on top of Connell would be good enough for me to make up for Ntcham leaving.

     

     

    Really happy with the signings so far……and some of the unsuccessful attempts (Turnbull & Harper)……would give this one a skip though!!

  3. traditionalist88 on

    Any weekend updates from Catman/Lennybhoy?

     

     

    Don’t know much about the rumoured new Bhoys, have read good things about Sawyers and his passing ability. Time will tell – fee seems low but I gather he is down to the last year on his contract.

     

     

    HH

  4. weebobbycollins on

    Anyone know if there are any Celtic pubs in Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea showing tomorrow’s game?

     

    Asking for a friend, as they say…

     

    maxbygravescsc…

  5. WBC

     

    So that is how to spell the name of that wee seaside town :-)

     

     

    JJ

  6. ….and if you cannot find a pub, they might be showing it in a tiny house . The residents are Tims.

     

    JJ

  7. There’s a tiny house

     

    By a tiny stream

     

    Where a lovely lass

     

    Had a lovely dream

     

    And the dream came true

     

    Quite unexpectedly

     

    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea

     

     

    She was out one day

     

    Where the tulips grow

     

    When a handsome lad

     

    Stopped to say hello

     

    And before she knew

     

    He kissed her tenderly

     

    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea

     

     

    (All right now, Ladies and Gentlemen, you’ve heard us sing the whole thing right through; we want you to sing each and every word that Frankie sings.)

     

     

    There’s a tiny house

     

    By a tiny stream

     

    Where a lovely lass

     

    Had a lovely dream

     

    And the dream came true

     

    Quite unexpectedly

     

    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea

     

     

    She was out one day

     

    Where the tulips grow

     

    When a handsome lad

     

    Stopped to say hello

     

    And before she knew

     

    He kissed her tenderly

     

    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea

     

     

    The happy pair were married, one Sunday afternoon

     

    They left the church and ran away, to spend their honeymoon

     

     

    In a tiny house

     

    By a tiny stream

     

    Where a lovely lass

     

    Had a lovely dream

     

    And the last I heard

     

    They still lived happily

     

    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea

     

    In Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea

     

     

    – Al Hoffman and Dick Manning

  8. weebobbycollins on

    And does anyone know if the Dragon’s Head in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is

     

    showing the game tomorrow?

     

    Asking for another friend whose spelling is not very good…

  9. Maybe I shouldn’t admit this, but I have the Gilly Gilly song featuring Max Bygraves…also have the Lollypop Song by Max as well as The Pink Toothbrush! They don’t make songs like that anymore!!

  10. weebobbycollins on

    BSR…I thought we were supposed to be offering 5M….1.86M seems like a bargain…perhaps we can buy their cleaner with the change…

  11. weebobbycollins on

    Jocktim…..ssshhh! Reputations are easily destroyed on this blog…

     

     

    aff oot tae the nursery…(wi ma grandson)…

  12. Is being “Logged-in”………………………………………….. code…….. for some sort of allegiance wan way or the other………..?

     

     

    (I’m guessin’ that Liewell’s involved some where, eh, ….eh………EH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

     

     

    &!!!!%&&&!…..RAGIN’ !!!!!!!!!!!

     

     

     

    DickDastardly CSC

  13. I’ve read Ollies wee bit about wanting oot of the door.

     

     

    Howiva a canny find anywhere were he brought up the educational system in Scotland in his interview. Seems to be the chat of the last 24 hours. Can someone point me towards Ollie’s comments of faith based education?

     

     

    Cheers

     

     

    MWD popped in and popped right back oot.

  14. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Sawyers is a very decent player plying his trade in a far better league than the SPL.

     

     

    He is not a box-to-box midfielder nor a crunching tackler – he directs the flow and tempo of play from midfield largely through his passing ability. A bit more like Tom Rogic/Calum McGregor – certainly not a Christie, Armstrong or Brown.

     

     

    Would he be a guaranteed success at Celtic? Do Celtic need such a ‘playmaker’? – not got a clue tbh – but he isn’t crap.

     

     

    Incidentally, Barry Bannon is a very decent player also – but maybe just a wee bit too old for us?

  15. FFS! The Holy Cross bhoys must have enjoyed schooling (when not dogging it)…check the date.

     

     

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    GREENYINFURRAFENIAN on 16TH OCTOBER 2013 12:27 AM

     

    my english teacher was a great celtic man, his name was john cushley

  16. OK. I’d like to start off the bidding for Morelos.

     

    Far from starting the bids at 20 I think it should start at 50, no make that 80…. och, let’s throw caution to the wind and make it a round quid.

     

    Och, what am I saying, you could buy the whole club for that.

  17. ADI_DASSLER on 7TH JULY 2019 5:23 PM

     

    WESTCRAIGS on 7TH JULY 2019 2:46 PM

     

     

     

    Possibly but you could t beat St Aidens at fitba when I was there.

     

     

     

    Hi. Holy cross always had strong football teams.

     

    In 1973, the year after I left, holy cross won both the senior shield and the intermediate shield in the same season.

     

    I believe this is a unique achievement in schools football in this country.

  18. Westcraigs

     

    Holy Cross had great teams back then. We must been there around the same time, as I left in 72. Memory like a sieve though, can only remember one guy by name as I was an outlier from Busby.

     

    HH

  19. I too don’t get CQN updating unless I log in. What would cause such a random change to the site? Is it to encourage more folk to log in rather than lurk? HH from ootside Glasgow Dental Hospital (As a lurker, it’s Mrs Baldie that’s the one logged in there today).

  20. A few thoughts from the late Paul McConville which places Scottish Catholic schools in historical context.

     

     

    It does not answer the question of promoted posts unfairness but it does address all the more usual reasons for people opposing the existence of such schools.

     

     

    From experience, most people that I meet who want “separate” schooling to end, have only one form of separation -ending in mind, that is, an end to RC schools.

  21. Bognorbhoy @ 9:29

     

    Thanks for that.IMO, EVERYONE on here should read it and, if shareholders, act upon it. If not ( shareholders) , then inform as many as possible. This Resolution is exceptionally important.

     

    JJ

  22. Jobo- what’s the weather like at the Dental Hospital?

     

     

     

    I remember being on a student march, protesting against something or other, when we passed the Dental Hospital.

     

     

    The chant as we approached had been “Heath Out!” as he was the PM at the time but some wag with a microphone changed it to “Teeth Out” as we passed by.

  23. Just for clarification, Mrs B is logged in for her appointment, Im the one logged into CQN…

  24. NIALLO83 on 8TH JULY 2019 8:45 AM

     

     

    Jeez I really hope the links to Smith and (especially) Sawyers are not true.

     

     

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    Agreed.

     

     

    Over-priced and not good enough for Celtic.

     

     

    HH. 🍀

  25. HOT SMOKED.

     

     

    Auldhead must try and convince the three largest shareholders to vote for Celtics interest not their own interests, If aulheid can convince those three to vote for the resolution then it will be past.