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Scouted, background checked and experienced, Ajeti should succeed

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Negotiations for Albian Ajeti have gone on for weeks but as you and I have said often enough, it is important to get your first choice.  Too often we end up with a player from well down the list, who did not do enough to overwhelmingly convince anyone.  That is not the case with Ablian.

The player was scouted for a move last year before his ill-fated time in London.  He is known to the manager, who will have sounded out Mohamed Elyounoussi for an assurance on things that are not evident from the stands.

Having played over 170 games, he is also more experienced than many we have signed over the last decade.  This is why we missed out on him a year ago, he was caught on the EPL radars and West Ham made what was for them a cheap acquisition.

These factors make Albian’s prospect of succeeding at Celtic higher than most recruits.  It is a pity he will not have some game time this weekend; let’s hope he is fit for this month’s challenges.

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  1. Maybe if it was signed for an undisclosed sum rather than £5m it might have attracted more headlines from the MSM.

     

     

    On the face of it 2 good signings so far.

     

     

    Maybe the challenges of the past week might lead to something positive if we raise the stakes with a decent CB as well.

     

     

    38 games is a long season and it seems they are already thinking they have won it ( see FF for the past few days ) for me it is about staying the course and distance.

     

     

    It will be interesting of day Villa or WBA or Wolves have or even Newcastle a slow start to the EPL. Maybe SG has done enough to get a lucrative move closer to home in these tough times. That would also throw a spanner in the works.

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  3. AKBW1888 on 14TH AUGUST 2020 12:05 PM

     

    bye-bye-Mbomboclotty, that remains to be seen.

     

    He is reportedly being offered a French Second Division

     

    Club, on a Season long Loan, with the option to buy, @

     

    the end of this Season, for 2.3 Million.

     

    Mbomboclotty, could be like another Jack Hendry, with

     

    no Club interested, in acquiring his services.

     

    In other words, another useless signing. That is why,

     

    we have to get these so called signings spot on,

     

    Instead of waisting money, like we have done in the

     

    past. It’s a case of dotting the ‘I’s’ & crossing the ‘T’s.

  4. I want Gerrard to stay and see our ten. Then he can take his seat in the BT studio or in the dug out in the English lower leagues.

     

     

    Hopefully a CB in before the end of the month, two good league wins and through to Q3 of CL. That’s the aim now.

     

     

    We do that and we’ve steadied the ship and looking good.

  5. SAINT STIVS on 14TH AUGUST 2020 12:15 PM

     

    Lisbon Lion

     

    @tirnaog09

     

    Aug 11

     

    Jock Stein in Kircaldy in 1979. Any thoughts on the event?

     

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfHlpDYXsAACX2R?format=jpg&name=small

     

     

    That picture, looks like it was taken when Jock was Manager there back in the

     

    60’s an ‘Ex’ Pars player Mr Melrose said when Jock became Manager there

     

    the education about Football began.

     

    Also Mr Melrose mentioned the Pars exploits in Europe when they knocked

     

    out Everton in a previous round only to be paired with Velencia in the next

     

    round which the lost over in Spain 4 – 0. In the return leg @ East End Park.

     

    Jock said if they get an early goa,l then perhaps might be able to turn around

     

    the deficit, & also the Spanish do not like playing footy in baltic conditions,

     

    which it was that night, in the minus mode.

     

    Well, the Pars scored that early in the return leg, that even the TV Cameras

     

    missed the goal, & the Pars went on to win that match 6 -2.

     

    In those days back in the 1960’s, there was no ‘On The Away Goals Rule’

     

    So there had to be a replay to decide the outcome which Velencia won.

     

    That’s my recollection, of Jock’s good times in Dunfermline. he was a

     

    Legend there as well, that is for sure.

  6. SAINT STIVS on 14TH AUGUST 2020 12:15 PM

     

     

    Jocky Wilson’s wee brother wins Raith Rovers u11’s Player of the Year & recieves a Bukta goody bag from big Jock.

  7. There is only one Albian Ajeti, he puts the ball in the netty.

     

    Going along, & singing a song, walking in the Ajeti wonderland.

     

    Or for the older generation out there, who remembers the 1950’s.

     

    A wee bit before my time, I was born in the late 1950’s, anyway

     

    to the old Dean Martin song “That’s Amore/Love’

     

    When the ball hits the Net, with the speed of a Jet, that’s the

     

    Mochy. (Neil Mochan)

  8. Hand of God – not to worry, I’ll just need to enjoy a few wines here instead.

     

     

    I took advantage of the half price eat out on Tuesday at the Italian Caffe in the Merchant City. 3 good sized, amazing tasting tapas for £7. I recommend it.

  9. 21-5-79 🍀 on 14TH AUGUST 2020 12:37 PM

     

    SAINT STIVS on 14TH AUGUST 2020 12:15 PM

     

    Jocky Wilson’s wee brother wins Raith Rovers u11’s Player of the Year & recieves a Bukta goody bag from big Jock.

     

    Jocky on the Hockey, are you sure about that, in other words, is that correct?

     

    I remember years ago, back in the 1980’s if my memory serves me well.

     

    Jocky Wilson, was playing darts, in a tournament been screened on the TV.

     

    & some idiot in the crowd was heckling him, & he turned around & said to

     

    the prat, yeah, we here is the darts, you come up here, & show us what you

     

    can do. Well, that soon shut that idiot up.

     

    Also, was Jocky Wilson, not one of the first dart players live on TV, to do a

     

    9 Dart Check Out? (501 too Game Done)

  10. I’ve been critical of what I perceived to be a turgid signing process over the years.

     

     

    However, very pleased with recent activity.

     

     

    Well done to all involved in getting this signing over the line.

  11. Go tell the Spartim on

    Burnley78

     

     

    £4.5 million on BBC Shortbread site don’t you know

     

     

    Bastion of Bigotry Corporation

  12. BURNLEY78 on 14TH AUGUST 2020 11:59 AM

     

    Maybe if it was signed for an undisclosed sum rather than £5m it might have attracted more headlines from the MSM.

     

    On the face of it 2 good signings so far.

     

    Maybe the challenges of the past week might lead to something positive if we raise the stakes with a decent CB as well.

     

    38 games is a long season and it seems they are already thinking they have won it ( see FF for the past few days ) for me it is about staying the course and distance.

     

    It will be interesting of day Villa or WBA or Wolves have or even Newcastle a slow start to the EPL. Maybe SG has done enough to get a lucrative move closer to home in these tough times. That would also throw a spanner in the works.

     

     

    Burnley78.

     

    Trophies are not handed out, @ the end of August each Season, & that is a fact.

  13. SAINT STIVS on 14TH AUGUST 2020 12:15 PM

     

    SAINT STIVS on 14TH AUGUST 2020 12:15 PM

     

    ____

     

    Love the pathe footage. What a voice. Big Packie in goal too.

  14. ZIGGYDOC1 on 14TH AUGUST 2020 1:19 PM

     

    SAINT STIVS on 14TH AUGUST 2020 12:15 PM

     

    SAINT STIVS on 14TH AUGUST 2020 12:15 PM

     

    Love the pathe footage. What a voice. Big Packie in goal too.

     

     

    Big Packie Bonnar, was Jock’s last signing with us.

  15. So Saint Stivs posted old photograph, was taken around the mid seventies then.

     

    Although, what I posted up above was true about Big Jock when he was there

     

    Manager, so obviously he had a liking for Dunfermline, fond memories indeed.

  16. Ziggydoc1, 1979 well done, that was good research indeed.

     

    Perhaps, you should help our Club, in trying to bring in

     

    good acquisitions, in the playing side of things?

  17. Saint Stivs, & the wee boy is Jocky Wilson’s young Brother. Aye right, so you are

     

    a comedian on the side, Saint Stivs, yes?

  18. P67 — fighting talk given the £5mill plus we seemed to have spent recently on “projects”.

     

     

    Hopefully AA does the business — just a case that VB and PK give the impression of being agent friendly purchases.

     

     

    Hopefully we start to get value for money out of our last two purchases.

     

     

    Finally — RBL showing what a growth agenda can lead to.

  19. Paul 67,

     

     

    All I want at the moment is signing players who can go straight into the team.

     

    Hopefully Albian Ajeti fits that requirement.

     

     

    HH.

  20. right, I’m away oot, to get oot of my senses, in the Merchant City, near the Trongate.

     

    I luv that old Demon’s brew, in how it realy screws up ones memory & brain.

     

    Then I think I will head along the Street, heading up from the Trongate, on the right

     

    hand side, is a wee Indian Restaurant, which looks runned down inside, however the

     

    food is good in there, & I will order a meal, then throw up all over the place, & blame

     

    it on the Chef, na wait a minute, I will blame it on the gas in the glass, na too much

     

    alcoholic poision. Then I will head up to Arta, & then be denied access by their security.

     

    & then spend the night in a cold cell, & wake up the next day, with a headache from

     

    Hell, & say to myself, WTF was that all about.

  21. TIMHORTON on 14TH AUGUST 2020 1:55 PM

     

    A CH and LB that will do me.

     

     

    You are damn tooting, TimHorton.

  22. I would guess Coronavirus is gonna lead to lots of games being called off this season, it was celtic’s turn in August and now it’s a massive advantage to other teams perhaps other teams will suffer in September or october etc. Truth is there are 38 games to be played in the league, barring another shutdown we all play the same games. I would guess at least 75% of games will need to be played to determine the outcome.

     

     

    It’s a case of prioritising games and using the squad.

     

     

    Centreback and leftback

     

     

    HH

  23. AKBW1888 on 14TH AUGUST 2020 1:59 PM

     

    right, I’m away oot, to get oot of my senses, in the Merchant City, near the Trongate.

     

    I luv that old Demon’s brew, in how it realy screws up ones memory & brain.

     

    Then I think I will head along the Street, heading up from the Trongate, on the right

     

    hand side, is a wee Indian Restaurant, which looks runned down inside, however the

     

    food is good in there, & I will order a meal, then throw up all over the place, & blame

     

    it on the Chef, na wait a minute, I will blame it on the gas in the glass, na too much

     

    alcoholic poision. Then I will head up to Arta, & then be denied access by their security.

     

    & then spend the night in a cold cell, & wake up the next day, with a headache from

     

    Hell, & say to myself, WTF was that all about.

     

     

    Yeah, being a complete twat.

  24. I too am pleased with the signing of Ajeti. It looks like two up front will be the formation for the season.

     

     

    This of course means three at the back and therefore makes the need for a ball-winning centre-back & an experienced left-back, all the more acute, in fact I would say a necessity.

     

     

    Convinced that Griffiths is ‘toast’ – with Sturgeon’s Damoclean sward hanging over our head, Leigh is cannon of the much too loose variety – he must be shifted off the books as soon as possible. Imagine a future headline “Celtic player in Covid breach” – almost all of us would picture it to be Griffiths.

     

     

    I can’t make predictions about anything this season, there are just too many variables to factor in, and too many potential pitfalls lying in wait. I am neither optimistic, nor, pessimistic – mind you I will be surprised if the season gets past Christmas. That is why our undeserved political punishment may yet be the biggest factor in our quest for 10iar

  25. AKBW1888 on 14TH AUGUST 2020 1:32 PM

     

    Ziggydoc1, 1979 well done, that was good research indeed.

     

     

    Perhaps, you should help our Club, in trying to bring in

     

    good acquisitions, in the playing side of things?

     

    _______

     

    We’ve certainly wasted a shit load of money over the years buying players that aren’t good enough and don’t even feature. I know it’s different times to years ago, with recruitment from around the world, but I wouldn’t be spending big money without seeing the player for myself. To use the quote from Peter Lawwell about kissing frogs, I think we’ve kissed far too many. Pain in the arse, with no football to look forward to tomorrow. Roll on Tuesday. I thought Ajeti really came across well in his interview and seemed a decent character.

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