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Tom Rogic is good.  Very good.  He has scored cup winning goals, league winning goals, scored against Newco at three different venues, and most deliciously, has scored Champions League qualification goals.  That old football adage, “Yes, but can he do it when it really matters?”, is never asked about Tom.

With one year left on his existing Celtic contract, he is off with Australia to the World Cup, the most prominent shop window in the game, where good players with a one-year balance on their contracts are a premium.

The news that he signed a five-year contract yesterday has surprised many, including me.  One week ago today, when I asked a ‘senior source at Celtic’ the prospects or retaining his services, I was not encouraged.  “The money on offer in England……..”

This deal is an endorsement of the direction the club is heading from within the dressing room.  Players know where the club is going, Tom knows.  That’s why he has signed.  I am sure his contract reflects his ability, but I am also sure he could have earned more elsewhere.  And five years!!  That’s nearly a Jim McLean!

Good luck tomorrow, Tom, let’s have a repeat of last season’s Cup Final.

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  1. eddieinkirkmichael on

    I’ve only looked at the start of the season but out of 9 starts, Tom Rogic was only subbed twice.

  2. SAINT STIVS

     

     

    Rogic came on for KT after about half an hour after he got gubbed by that no name thug.

     

     

    Mind you his goal in the 93rd minute was worth the wait!

  3. SAINT STIVS on 18TH MAY 2018 12:23 PM

     

     

    Aye but he did nothing for the last 23 minutes ………………

     

     

     

    KTF

  4. Roberttressell

     

     

    I agree with your sentiments about the stupidity of the Rangers support and the idea that there are people who should know better than to accept the spin from Ibrox.

     

     

    We have laughed at them and told them where they are going wrong and they won’t listen. They think we are point scoring. Their Business acumen goes out the window when talking about Rangers.

     

     

    Well I agree, I just listen to them and massage their egos. We should not give them any advice particularly good advise. We should build up their hope and that’s what kills them when it all falls apart. No Tim should offer them advice but merely be quiet smile and build up their hope.

     

     

    They believe that having Gerrard as manager will transform their rubbish players into gold. They believe that players will join them for little money just because of the Gerrard name. They don’t have any money. They cannot raise any money. They will be in courts running up legal bills for years.

     

     

    “Pretendgers” is killing them.

     

     

    As long as King remains they will never be able to build a club.

     

     

    Long live the King

     

     

    HH

  5. SAINT STIVS on 18TH MAY 2018 12:23 PM

     

    Tom played 93 minutes in last season’s cup final.

     

     

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    No he didn’t, he replaced Tierney in the first half. McGregor was shunted to left back.

  6. mild mannered Pedro delgado on

    What?

     

    Well ah think it’s because of the wonderful things he does

  7. Oh well, the feel good factor of Tom Rogic’s new deal lasts less than 24 before we’re gazumped by the Stevie G revolution. Jamie Murphy joins the maelstrom of mediocrity on a permanent deal, must have been those match winning performances against us that persuaded them to splash the millions on him.

  8. Tom Rogic starts and finishes this season:

     

    League 18 starts finished 10

     

    ECL 2 starts finished 1

     

    ECL Qual 4 starts finished 3

     

    Scottish Cup 2 starts 0 finished

     

    League Cup 1 start finished 1

     

     

    So that’s started 27 and finished 15 as well as coming on in 10 other games.

     

     

    So much for not being a 90 minute player …… apart from the 15 games where he was a 90 minute player.

     

     

     

    KTF

  9. mild mannered Pedro delgado on

    They’re spending all the w@rchest before Dustin g gets his feet under the table

     

    He’ll be fizzing mad,so he will

  10. On Rogic – delighted. One of those players who occasionally seems like he is playing against children.

     

     

    I haven’t got around to the Kilmarnock and Aberdeen games yet but before them he has played 2454 minutes – the 11th highest in the squad. This equates to 27.27 matches or 47% of available playing time.

     

     

    He missed 12 matches with a knee injury and 2 through international duty travel. Apart from away at Hamilton in April he has been in every match day squad when available.

     

     

    He has played 90 minutes on 13 occasions in the 39 matches he has appeared and the 27 he has started.

     

     

    Very much first pick when available.

  11. Of all of God’s wonderful creations, without doubt his best was taking a rib from man and making a loudspeaker.

     

     

    KINGLuBO

  12. AN TEARMANN.

     

     

    I’m coming into the BV around 3.30 pm,if your about your welcome to join me in a practice drink,just to get fit for the 25th May.

  13. CELTIC BY NUMBERS on 18TH MAY 2018 12:54 PM

     

     

    I have him completing 15 matches this season; 10 in the SPFL, 3 in ECL Qualifiers, 1 in the ECL, 0 in the Scottish Cup and 1 in the League Cup.

     

     

    KTF

  14. Starting 11 for tomorrow?

     

     

    Gordon

     

     

    Lustig Boyata Ajer Tierney

     

     

    Brown Ntcham

     

     

    Forrest Rogic Mcgregor

     

     

    Dembele

     

     

    HH!!

  15. Tom Rogic is a class player and it’s a fantastic piece of business.

     

     

    However just because Tom sometimes plays 90 minutes doesn’t mean he performs to his optimum for 90 minutes.

     

     

    We have all seen Tom fade after approximately 60 minutes game time. I wish it wasn’t the case and possibly going forward this may improve. But in my opinion it is the reality at this time.

     

     

    HH.

  16. ? on 18th May 2018 1:05 pm

     

     

    I have not recorded the Aberdeen game yet and he played in that. Otherwise here is the list of 90m games:

     

     

    14-Jul-17 Champions League A Linfield

     

    19-Jul-17 Champions League H Linfield

     

    26-Jul-17 Champions League H Rosenborg B.K.

     

    08-Aug-17 Betfred Cup H Kilmarnock

     

    19-Aug-17 League A Kilmarnock

     

    26-Aug-17 League H St Johnstone

     

    16-Sep-17 League H Ross County

     

    28-Oct-17 League H Kilmarnock

     

    22-Nov-17 Champions League A Paris Saint-Germain

     

    02-Dec-17 League H Motherwell

     

    18-Mar-18 League A Motherwell

     

    31-Mar-18 League H Ross County

     

    21-Apr-18 League A Hibernian

     

    13-May-18 League H Aberdeen

  17. What about a a Pinball Wizard type song for Tommy R?

     

     

    He`s a Football Wizard

     

    Who makes magic With the ball

     

    He`s a Football Wizard

     

    Whose skills confuse them all.

     

    Ain`t got no distraction

     

    Commits himself so well

     

    Loves the Glasgow Celtic

     

    He`s not going to the Dell.

     

     

    His name is Tommy Rogic

     

    A sensation on the ball

     

    He leaves the opposition

     

    Heading for a fall.

     

    We ain`t seen nothing like him

     

    In any ground at all

     

    That super Tommy Rogic

     

    Sure plays a mean football.

     

     

    I KNOW someone can do better than that and Tommy deserves a song ( unless he already has one and I haven`t noticed !)

     

     

    JJ

  18. Tallybhoy

     

    I think most would agree that that is the most likely line up. Maybe three of Armstrong, Roberts, Sinclair and Griffiths to come on at some stage?

     

    JJ

  19. This is the working day of ever……

     

    Cannot wait to get finished and get a beer match festivities.

     

    Cup Final tomorrow followed by my great nieces Communion on Sunday.

     

    Nerves beginning to kick in ahead of tomorrow.

     

     

    This will be our 61st game of this season, is that a record????

     

     

    HH

     

     

    D :)

  20. Greenpinata on 18th May 2018 1:20 pm

     

     

     

    Tom Rogic is a class player and it’s a fantastic piece of business.

     

     

    However just because Tom sometimes plays 90 minutes doesn’t mean he performs to his optimum for 90 minutes.

     

     

    We have all seen Tom fade after approximately 60 minutes game time. I wish it wasn’t the case and possibly going forward this may improve. But in my opinion it is the reality at this time.

     

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    “The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long and you have burned so very brightly…” – Eldon Tyrell

     

     

    :-))))

  21. TALLYBHOY on 18TH MAY 2018 1:12 PM

     

    Starting 11 for tomorrow?

     

     

     

    Gordon

     

     

     

    Lustig Boyata Ajer Tierney

     

     

     

    Brown Ntcham

     

     

     

    Forrest Rogic Mcgregor

     

     

     

    Dembele

     

     

     

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    Nailed on certainty.

  22. I really hope Scott Sinclair can end his season on a high. I would like to see him stay and regain the form that we all know he possesses.

     

     

    And he has a cracking song. ?

  23. Glasgow playing Scarlets tonight in the rugby Pro 14 SF. Tomorrow Leinster Munster.

     

     

    BTW, next year’s final will be at CP.

     

     

    For people who don’t follow the game, you can get as many points as you like in the regular season but finishing top only gets you a home SF in the playoffs – a bit like the NFL.

     

     

    How long, before this is brought into Scottish football to stop 10 in a row ?

  24. Hrvatski Jim on

    In this Youtube clip (take it or leave it as you will), Tom Rogic gets an honourable mention as a contender for best player from the Australasian continent – 4.15 minutes in. Their chosen best is Aaron Mooy for Australasia.

     

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    On this corresponding Friday two years ago, I was on a call with a work colleague who is an ex grade 1 referee and who is a Celtic supporter. At about 4.30 I asked his thought on the speculation about the Celtic manager’s job which was vacant. His response was “as long as it’s not Brendan Rodgers”

     

     

    About 4.50 that afternoon came the announcement. I am never short of ammunition when we have any banter.

  25. Fake news by PL. Wait till Jabba/DK come out with the “super dooper” free transfer from a galaxy far far away for a six legged 2 headed Centre half and see who’s happy ;-)

  26. Was saying to my brother earlier in the week that of the players at risk of moving on (Dembele/Armstrong/Boyata/Rogic) Tom Rogic was the one who was pretty much irreplaceable. He was also the one I thought certain to go….I was overwhelmed with joy hearing the news last night.

     

     

    You don’t replace players with that talent – you just know that because we’re Celtic then another flair player will come along but who knows how long to wait.

     

     

    And how good to actually watch and enjoy? For enjoyment, TR is up there with Lubo, Naka & Paddy McCourt. It was impossible to replace these bhoys as well.

     

     

    Happy days and fair play to Brendan and the board for making this happen.

     

     

    Is it not about time we had a song for Tom Rogic?

  27. TULLY57 on 18TH MAY 2018 1:49 PM

     

    Was saying to my brother earlier in the week that of the players at risk of moving on (Dembele/Armstrong/Boyata/Rogic) Tom Rogic was the one who was pretty much irreplaceable.

     

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    Rogic is one of those guys who can peak at a very high level (similar to Agathe but with different sklls). He’ll get far more game time and exposure with us than he would in England and I think he realises he’s in a good place. That said, he must be on a bumper contract to sign for five years. Brilliant news. I think Armstrong will definitely go and unless he’s willing to sign for at least three years, then we should expedite that quickly.

     

     

    I just had a look at the seating plan for Scott Brown testimonial and it looks like over 50,000 already sold (quick guestimate on my part).

     

     

    Glad to say I have a ticket for tomorrow.

  28. It takes time and a fair degree of imagination to come up with a credible and appropriate song.

     

     

    The words must roll of the tongue whether the singer is elephants or sober.

     

    It must be appropriate for the game, the bus and the pub.

     

     

    We must be patient , the alternative could be a rushed ,botched attempt like the Callum McGregor effort which is more suited to the pews from where it originated.

     

     

    HH to all, especially the composers amongst us.

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