Rogic endorsement of direction of travel


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. Afternoon all



    Not been on for a week. Hope all well.



    Is the 4th Scot Michael Stewart?



    Glad Rogic T is staying for a while yet. A joy to watch when his eye is in- if he stays fit (and up for it) he can get us 20 plus goals a season.



    Tomorrow a chance to exorcise a ghost of many years past- I was there when we last attempted the Double Treble in 1970 and that remains a bitter memory.




    If M’well try and see what they can get away with early on and get away with it I think we could be in trouble. But this season we have tended to play really well every 3 to 4 games. We are due.



    Mon the Hoops.




  2. Jimmynotpaul on

    David 17.


    Yes, both correct.


    2 left for Ireland and 1 for N.I.


    Hail Hail

  3. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Keith Gilespie at Blackburn?



    I cant think of any other Irish players who got league winning medals who played for the Arse, both Manchester clubs , Chelsea or Leicester.

  4. Jimmynotlaul



    Thanks. That is what comes from me starting my post on the train and then finishing it on the walk home!




  5. Looks like Edouard isn’t signing today. Etims talking **** again. Discredited.

  6. Jimmynotpaul on

    So that’s both N.I. players.


    Johnny Evans


    Roy Carroll.


    Hail Hail

  7. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jimmynotpaul, thanks for that good bit of football trivia.



    Well done to David 17 for getting Carroll and Gibson.



    I think Gibson is from Derry but decided to play for Eire rather than non iron.

  8. Jimmynotpaul on

    4out of 5 Irish players correct.


    Roy Keane


    Denis Irwin


    Darron Gibson


    John Oshea.



    The one left won his league medals with Chelsea.


    Hail Hail

  9. Jimmynotpaul on

    In case anyone hasn’t watched it and wishes to do so.


    The Sean Fallon documentary Iron Man is on B.T. sport tonight at 21.30


    Hail Hail

  10. pintaguinness on

    Taking grandson Sunday. Theres a fanzone at 12. Any idea where it will be?

  11. Jimmy just logged on for a lurk, saw your quiz is your missing man. Damien Duff.


    Ooooff ooot again.

  12. Jimmynotpaul on

    TUCOBENEDITO on 18TH MAY 2018 6:02 PM


    Is the Chelsea player. Damien Duff



    Correct and well done.


    Hail Hail

  13. Jimmynotpaul on

    CORKCELT on 18TH MAY 2018 6:04 PM


    Jimmy just logged on for a lurk, saw your quiz is your missing man. Damien Duff.


    Ooooff ooot again.





    Yes, correct.


    Great to see you posting.


    If your ears were burning yesterday, it was myself and Dallas saying we miss your input.


    Hail Hail





    We all miss oul’ Corkcelt



    Magic man,so he is.

  15. itscalledthemalvinas on




    Glad to see they can see the inevitable coming down the tracks.


    Let’s hope they can make the lunatic element see sense !


    While I’m on,I have been asked to put out the feelers.



    Need a ticket for the morra. Anyone who finds themselves in unexpected-and unfortunate-possession of a spare,please contact me on






    I will pass your details on to a very grateful Tim.

  17. Delaneys Dunky on




    I had the pleasure of sitting next to you in Cristiano Ronaldo’s CR7 boozer in Lisbon last year, watching the FTSFA Cup Final. After I had stopped jumping about mental at Tom Rogic’s winner, I turned to cuddle you. You had the hugest smile on your face and tears streaming down your cheeks. Will never forget that magical, spiritual moment Billy. Will be thinking of you tomorrow mi amigo.


    God bless you wee man.



  18. South Of Tunis on

    JIMBO67 @5.38



    A bitter Memory



    Indeed -stellar Refereeing.



    Jock Stein was fined 10 quid.Eddie Turnbull said “If I’d been him I’d have had 20 quids worth” .

  19. Jimmynotpaul on

    PINTAGUINNESS on 18TH MAY 2018 5:59 PM


    Taking grandson Sunday. Theres a fanzone at 12. Any idea where it will be?





    From official Celtic F.C.


    Free entry to the club’s first ever pre and post match fanzone at Celtic Park.


    Located at the North West side of the stadium, the fanzone will open from 12 noon and again for two hours after the final whistle.


    Hail Hail

  20. Speakimg of missing posters, but specifically posters who are missed ( aye Corkcelt, your one of them ), anyone heard anything from/about Tontine Tim, one of the walking Celtic Encyclopaedias?


    Not seem anything from him for a wee while. ?





    Correct,been a while.



    And I was thinking just that about MELBOURNEMICK too.



    I’ll mail the latter,if anyone can mail TT,please do so.



    Btw,it’s about 4am in Melbourne. Mick should just be swinging his way home!!!

  22. Gooooooooooooooooooooood evening, friends.


    ‘Twas the night before Christmas……. ;-)




  23. Delaneys Dunky on




    Tontine is my favourite poster on here. His West Dunbartonshire and Celtic memories are awesome. I have asked him to write a book, a few times. Hope he is well. Miss his tales.



  24. had a wee chuckle listening to Clyde there. A Celtic caller reckons Rogic signing on will give the team a boost.



    Then I though, what if they hear what his new wage is!!!




    Gene, Jenson is a cracker.



    Woof Woof

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