Remainder of the season should have a different purpose


Before he arrived at West Ham as a 22-year-old in the summer of 2019, Albian Ajeti had a steady progression from promising youth at St Gallen to scoring in the Champions League for Basel and leading the line for Switzerland in European Championship qualification.  31 goals from 52 league appearances across his final two seasons in Switzerland is the form that attracts EPL clubs.

We have seen better players than Albian suffer at the wrong club, so there’s every reason to believe West Ham fans have no idea what his genuine talents are (I felt a bit the same about Ismailia Soro until recently), but damage has been done to his repute, as well as his sharpness.

If you wanted to go somewhere in the summer of 2020 to repair your confidence and to enjoy your football again, Celtic Park did not turn out to be a wise choice.  Celtic quickly descended into crisis where even idolised Odsonne Edouard found form from previous seasons illusive.

With Odsonne in the final 18 months of his contract and zero chance of him extending, one of the tasks for the remainder of the season should be to repair what’s necessary for Albian and return him to his peak for the summer.

It has been decades since we have had as many games ahead without a genuine chance of winning the league.  These games now have a different purpose with preparing the squad for next season a top requirement.  Albian should play as many games as possible.

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  1. Corkcelt,



    Forest and Julien, two major misses this season after their injuries. Turnbull and Soro have been the highs of the season for me, Nir, we know his limitations, young Welsh looks comfortable back there. Rogic quick of feet but not quick of pace in getting to a ball. Taylor and Ralston know the Scottish game, Mikey J skillful but tries to do too much.



    The market in Scotland is getting better re talent and the English teams will be doing more scouting up here so we have to beat them to it




  2. I’m sure that killer shark is a movie and not even a real shark – apart from that your grandson nailed it 🤭

  3. Bhoyjoebelfast on



    Ernie fast fingers got there first.




    Still laughing at your reply.


    Football questions next !








    Ernie fast fingers got there first.







    I hope there will be no pouting over this.

  5. glendalystonsils on

    GENE on 4TH FEBRUARY 2021 3:02 PM


    The actual answer is Korean Stickleback




    Is that any relation to a Norwegian BrattbaKK ?

  6. Bhoy From The Boyne on

    Bada Bing,



    Yes I agree Lennoxtown and academy is key for the future. Particularly once the new Brexit restrictions kick in for international signings.



    The club must be doing something right at the moment up to a point – given Bayren Munich, Liverpool and Man City has poached our young players recently. The lack of reserve leagues must count up to a point, but a lot also been said on those clubs selling our young players on a vision for their development that is allegedly not being given to them here.



    Will be interesting to see post Covid world whether club pursues the indoor training complex at Barrowfield. Apparently, the club did build an indoor training complex in Lennoxtown back in the day but only put in a 3/4 size all weather pitch at Lennoxtown??

  7. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on




    “It has been decades since we have had as many games ahead without a genuine chance of winning the league.”



    PLB – don’t know if it was intentional but this one made me laugh out loud.



    By all means, pillory the CEO’s performance as you see fit …



    …. but the fact that he has been in post for those …. er ….. “decades” kinda contradicts your argument?



    Hail hail



    Keep The Faith

  8. BFTB- pre pandemic, there was plans to spend a couple of million to redevelop Barrowfield, and relocate the younger teams,ladies team,medical suite there,and build a full sized indoor pitch

  9. Bhoyjoebelfast on

    Q1)The first team in Scotland’s top flight to bear sponsorship on their shirt?


    Q2)Due to injury to Stewart Kerr,who was the English keeper,although he didn’t get a game,was back up to


    Jonathan Gould?


    Q3)The first Scottish League Cup final not played at Hampden Park?


    Nothing fishy here CSC

  10. 1.Aberdeen?

  got a clue


    3. Was there a dundee utd v aberdeen cup final played at dens park maybe

  11. jimbob71 & little Miss jimbob on




    Now THAT is the type of post I want to read.




  12. glendalystonsils on

    You couldn’t make it up . The SFA clear Brown because he has no case to answer , so instead they go after Ajeti for simulation at the penalty!



    I don’t think rat Morelas has ever been pulled up for one of his blatant dives .


    I hope we contest this one with vigour.

  13. Ajeti on the SFA website charged with diving , Scottish football is nuts …. imagine VAR partial use in Scotland frightening prospect.

  14. glendalystonsils on

    Makes my blood boil when you think what the huns get off with. Ajeti gets his heels clipped (ok it was soft , but it happened) and gets offered a 2 match ban , Roofe tries to end an opponents career and everybody’s playing it down!?


    SFA are DOB’s to a man . Peter Lawwell could redeem himself slightly by taking the feckers all the way on this .

  15. Ajeti charged ,that’s what you get when staying dumb,they really are sticking it to us .


    Cmon Peter go out in style ,rap it to them

  16. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Infrequent Poster Gerry 123



    Apologies for doubting your credentials yesterday, having read back clearly I read you wrongly.

  17. FWIW, I think Ajeti dived but it is certainly not clear enough for him to be charged retrospectively.

  18. “MARTIM1980 on 4TH FEBRUARY 2021 1:49 PM





    Last two lines- there’s no way your not a hun.”



    Martim. I think it is woth remembering that there are Green Huns as well. They are greatly outnumbered by the originals but they do exist.


    I don`t particularly like the style of PLB`s posts but I don`t think he is a Hun ( of the original variety !).