Road to riches is not through Munich


In 2019, the departure of then 16-year-old central defender, Liam Morrison to Bayern Munich was the cause of some regret.  What was the point of youth development if they leave at such a young age?  Liam was the first of a few who fled Glasgow to illustrious European cities like Munich and Liverpool.

Five years on and the player has departed Munich for the final time having never troubled their first team.  He spent last season in League One with Wigan and now makes the step up to QPR in the Championship with his career trajectory well below where it first promised to be.

Footballers do not have a control sample to watch, so we don’t know if Liam would have been better staying at Celtic.  What we do know for sure is that the talent you have as a teenager which will attract the likes of Bayern Munich is a small fraction of what you need to make it as a top player.

The developmental process in the late teens and early 20s is crucial.  Great players are made during this time, they don’t plop onto the mat ready-made.  The Bayern academy is no different from a few dozen others in returning a low hit rate.

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  1. ” Dont blame it on the steel men


    Don’t blame it on the Chairman


    Don’t blame it on the steels shite


    Blame it on the Houtis”

  2. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Liverpool reject £4 million for Nat Phillips……* goes to shed to dig out boots…..

  3. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Not sighted on the silly hack’s latest.



    But I think I can guess the gist.



    I suppose this is the outcome you get when you give the R1ngers supporting tea boy access to a typewriter and fast forward 30 years.

  4. Our own version of the sunk cost fallacy –



    lifted from SC.



    this summers lexicon addition.



    as to us tour.



    speaking to friends in chicago,



    they dont care if celtic has signed new players or not, our sections are sold out, new players would be nice, results would be better, but just actually seeing the hoops is a delight for them.

  5. JOE



    Bonner, Walker, Miller.



    To be honest, to be frank, to be totally honest I knew Bonner and Walker, but had to use Celtic Wiki.

  6. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Haven’t seen the article (wouldn’t dream of clicking it and giving the DR one pence revenue)



    But caught the headline on Lint’s Twitter.












    … Uneducated guess?



    It’s bad !!!!

  7. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Mika Biereth played 15 games for Motherwell last season (no, me neither ! ).



    Just joined Sturm Graz from Arsenal for a reported £4m.

  8. garygillespieshamstring on

    Derek Johnstone is a fairy,



    F the Queen and the Brigton Derry.



    I assume it was that spelling and not “brigton dairy” as it seems pointless to have a song about a shop selling milk, cheese, butter and other foodstuffs.

  9. a beaten up bottle of limeade is walking doon the london road when he meets his mate a bottle of ginger,



    jesus danny what happened to you,



    ah got jumped he say a load of milk bottles from the brigton dairy

  10. TURKEYBHOY on 8TH JULY 2024 2:20 PM






    Shut up you absolute tit.





    The above is an example that wouldnt be said to my face,stay hidden keyboard warrior,stay anonymous



    Do try original thought(excluding abuse) instead of every discredited hun based news outlet goinRekord,murdochs kack,newsnow etc and passin as you bringing info to cqn



    Whit urr the huns daen!

  11. bournesouprecipe on

    Rory Gallagher’s 1961 Fender up for auction….



    “After nearly thirty years since my brother Rory’s passing, I now believe it’s time for other people to cherish Rory’s ‘orphaned’ 1961 Fender Stratocaster and the rest of his incredible instrument collection.



    Since 1995, I have always felt that there was a mission to be fulfilled to cement Rory’s legacy and further widen the knowledge of his music.



    So, following much deliberation and reviewing of all options, in what is one of the most difficult and sensitive decisions to reach, I have decided to facilitate the release of his instruments for sale, so that these emblems of his legacy can be enjoyed by others.”



    It is difficult to separate or even begin to quantify the depth of relationship Rory had with his instruments, this decision is one I recognise as challenging for some, however, with the proceeds raised from this instrument sale we will continue to do further good for Rory’s name and legacy, as well as assisting good causes, that my brother would have supported.” Dónal Gallagher



    Rory Gallagher Instrument Sale – The Official Site of Rory Gallagher



  12. garygillespieshamstring on

    There was also a parody of the boney m song that was the other A side of rivers of Babylon’s that called into question John Greig’s sexual orientation.



    Tra la la la la la

  13. Tom McLaughlin on

    Are we really expected to believe that Bisgrove, on realising the shit was about to hit the fan, managed to secure a CEO job with a club in oil-rich Saudi Arabia?



    Utter bollocks.

  14. bigrailroadblues on



    That makes me very sad. I know Donal is doing it for the right reasons. If I could afford it I would buy it.

  15. Tom McLaughlin on




    As someone who has been at the receiving end of one of your digital kickings for the heinous crime of posting something that was written by the MSSM, I feel I must come to the defence of TURKEYBHOY.



    I respect you as a poster and always read your stuff with interest, but you really have no right to demand that posters refrain from posting about items in certain newspapers and other news outlets.



    Like it or not, The Rangers are our biggest and most bitter rivals. If a Scottish newspaper or broadcaster bigs them up as the establishment club, or tells malicious lies about our own club, then we must reserve the right to bring it to the attention of the blog and indeed to ridicule the reports in the process.



    If everyone listened to you on this, we would never have known about the THUGS & THIEVES story or the FERGUS/SADDAM outrage or at least if we did, we would incur your wrath if we mentioned it on here.



    We must be allowed to raise these issues without fear of attack, however good your intentions.



    To quote one famous Glasgow lady . . .




  16. bournesouprecipe on

    Only Sevco directors would sanction selling all your stadium tickets in the full knowledge that it wouldn’t be open.

  17. bournesouprecipe on

    I remember Rory Gallagher and his fender back in the days of the ole Electric Gardens – what a taste of honey that gig was.

  18. Tom McLaughlin on

    That makes me very sad. I know Donal is doing it for the right reasons. If I could afford it I would buy it.



    I’ll buy it for you.



    How much is it?

  19. GGH dare ye :-)))



    Walkin down the london rd


    Swingin a chain….







    Old Parkhead songs and chants that have disappeared:-



    “Aye Aye Yippee- Your mother is a Hippie! Aye Aye Yippee Yippee Yay”



    *don’t recall that, but after the 1966 SC replay that we lost tae a big blooter fae a player that was headin for the hun exit they were chanting “singing kai yai yippee the Pope’s an effin hippy”

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