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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. Agree Ziggydoc1

     

     

    Yep – hadn’t really thought about it but even though he’s obviously happen with the club and feels Brendan can further improve him, I’d imagine he’ll be the highest paid player – maybe same as Broony.

  2. Delighted that Rogic is staying.

     

     

    A “get of yer seat for” player

     

     

    A “crowd puller “of a player

     

     

    A magician of a player who does more tricks in 90 minutes on stage than Tommy Cooper did jokes.

  3. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    ALBERTKIDDCSC on 18TH MAY 2018 2:08 PM

     

    TULLY57,

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Should you and yer brother no be working!?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TBhoy

     

     

    *****

     

    The Tully Bros have elastic lunch breaks!

     

     

    I know, because I was the happy recipient of one of them last week.

     

     

    Now that Tom Rogic has that fine contract in his back pocket, I am looking forward to more Riquelmesque performances from him.

  4. Tobago Street on

    ? on 18th May 2018 12:15 pm wrote

     

     

    “The huns are in panic mode to stop 10 in a row; we are building for the future and 10 in a row.”

     

     

    That is a brilliant, incisive point VFR!

     

     

    Celtic is looking to its own future regardless of the considerations of others. Winning tomorrow is important because it’s a trophy; that it’s the sixth trophy in a row is of secondary importance. It’s a sign of progress. Winning ten in a row is not Celtic’s goal, progress is Celtic’s goal. What is brilliant about that progress though is that it just may have this great big giant jewel of achievement that is TEN IN A ROW!

     

     

    Tomorrow is going to be a glorious!

     

     

    T

  5. 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.

     

     

    HH.

     

     

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    Yup. Exactly.

     

     

    His skill and guile come from his energy reserves keeping him at maximum sharpness. Given his particular physical makeup, effectiveness usually lasts about an hour.

     

     

    But it’s a great hour when he clicks – absolutely lethal languid style that lures opponents into a false sense of security, with great class in those feet.

     

     

    Delighted he chose to stay where there’s a manager who knows precisely how to utilise his talents.

     

     

    As for a song, keep it simple…

     

     

    “Rogic

     

     

    Rogic,

     

     

    Kick

     

     

    Kick,

     

     

    Huns,

     

     

    Huns,

     

     

    Sick,

     

     

    Sick”

     

     

    CormacMcCarthyCSC

     

     

    ;))

  6. TheCelt45

     

     

    Indeed, then the stupid attention seeking girl who attends her High School Prom with an AR15 over her shoulder.

     

     

    Media couldn’t wait to get her on screen.

     

     

    Doh!

  7. Thomthethim

     

     

    Bit of lip from young AlbertKidd there which is surprising since I’m holding his cup final ticket and therefore all the power.

     

     

    You mentioned the Riquelme/Rogic comparison during that very extended lunch last week!

  8. Paul Lambert has been sacked by Stoke- queue Moyes or big Sam – they must be kicking themselves they missed SG

  9. John51 on 18th May 2018 3:04 pm

     

    Yep!! Shocking.Becoming a more regular occurrence. A large “sports”outlet nearby here has a huge sign on the freeway advertising that they are the largest stocked gun store in Texas. Car park is always full.

     

    Had a walk through it one day, enough readily available weaponry in there for almost anyone to purchase.

     

    HH

     

    TC45

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    CELT45

     

     

    Shocking the amount of firepower available in the US.

     

     

    Over here,a sensible boot in the baws is plenty. A seven iron when needed.

     

     

    I don’t view those points as facetious btw. Everyone on the receiving end of a boot in the baws or a seven iron will know why they got it.

     

     

    There’s not too many who get hit in mass shootings do.

  11. The tories canny devolve Brexit powers to Scotland, because they fear what Sinn Fein might do in a future NI Assembly ????

     

    Who’s paranoid noo ?

     

    BBC teletext CSC

     

    Good luck to all Celts this weekend √

     

    …….oot.

  12. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 18th May 2018 3:28 pm

     

    CELT45

     

    Shocking the amount of firepower available in the US.

     

    Over here,a sensible boot in the baws is plenty. A seven iron when needed.

     

    I don’t view those points as facetious btw. Everyone on the receiving end of a boot in the baws or a seven iron will know why they got it.

     

     

    There’s not too many who get hit in mass shootings do.

     

    ——–

     

     

    BMCUWP Sooooooo funny, true and sad that these shootings are still happening.

     

     

    D :)

  13. BMCUWP I meant your response was funny, not the shootings, obviously.

     

     

    D :)

  14. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Tully57,

     

     

    You Albert Kidd fella is on shaky ground there!

     

     

    “You mentioned the Riquelme/Rogic comparison during that very extended lunch last week!”

     

     

    ***

     

    I did. Either I am a very astute observer of football and see things that mere mortals miss.

     

     

    OR

     

     

    I am an idiot who doesn’t know the first thing about the game!

     

     

    Hmmm, It’s hard to know which. : > )

  15. ENGLISH game is mad

     

     

    Earlier in week we had Big Sam and Moyes mutually consented

     

     

    Today Lambert and Swansea manager part company

     

     

    AND Newcastle apparently spent £110 M on wages last season

     

    in championship to get UP. !!!!

     

     

    Sound like FFP doesn’t work down there either

  16. Lionsroar67,

     

    If you’re looking in, I hope your recovery is continuing, and you are managing to get some sleep.

     

    If you get a chance to watch the game tomorrow, remember last years final, and the remarkable recovery you made to be able to watch, and take strength from that.

     

    YNWA.

     

    HH

  17. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DAVID66

     

     

    I’m so glad you understood the point I attempted to make. Thanks for that.

  18. TheCelt45

     

     

    Santa Fe is unfolding the way we feared.

     

     

    Hope all is well with you.

     

     

    HH

  19. Jimmynotpaul on

    A wee quiz question, since the blog is quiet.

     

    Over 250 players have gone on to lift the English Premier League trophy since the competition started in 1992/93.

     

    Only 4 have been Scots, name them.

     

    Hail Hail

  20. Having to totally change my plans for the game last minute! Where is good to catch the game in Edinburgh, close to Waverley Station/St Andrew Square?

  21. Jimmynotpaul on

    Same question for our Irish folks.

     

    7 players.

     

    5 played for Ireland, two for N.Ireland.

     

    Hail Hail

  22. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jimmynotaul, Choccy andDarren Fletcher for Man Who

  23. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Irish player , John O’Shea for Man Who Possibly Shay Given at Blackburn

     

     

    Colin Hendry for Blackburn another Scot

  24. Jimmynotpaul on

    Dallas.

     

    Yes that’s three of the four Scots.

     

    John Oshea correct too. Shay Given incorrect.

     

    The other Scot, I would never gave guessed, he was only capped at u/21. level.

     

    Hail Hail

  25. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Darren Ferguson was on the books ay Old Trafford for a while .

     

     

    Did Johnny Evans’ brother, Corry get a league medal , he was on United’s books for a while

  26. Jimmynotpaul on

    Dallas.

     

    Yes Johnny Evans is one of the two from N.I.

     

    Not Corey.

     

    Hail Hail

  27. I caught a bit of Channel 4 news last night . They were talking about an interesting development in the north of Ireland. As Theresa May struggles to come up with a solution to the border apparently some loyalists have been holding discreet talks with Dublin – on the possibility of – a united Ireland !!!

  28. Jimmynotpaul on

    So 4 Scots are

     

    Brian McClair

     

    Darren Fletcher

     

    Darren Ferguson

     

    Colin Hendry

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