Substantially unlike Celtic


The statement from Bolton Wanderers joint administrator that Celtic agreed to pay “substantially more than the financial obligation” for Luca Connell is substantially unlike Celtic.

Bolton dropped to the third tier of English football in May, seven years after dropping out of the Premiership.  They spend 19 years mixing it in the top flight of English football, and, under chairman, the late Phil Gartside, were advocates of inviting Celtic and (then) Rangers into the league.

In 2009 Gartside, anticipating their place at the top table could not last forever, proposed a two-tier Premier League, with Celtic and Rangers invited to compete in the second tier.  Gartside understood what he called the “financial polarisation” would wreak havoc on clubs like his, as they over-reached trying to avoid the calamity of relegation.

Relationships with administrators are fleeting affairs.  Different people will soon be in charge, but Bolton will remain in hardship for some time, and Celtic will remain keen to build different types of relationships with a variety of clubs.  The “substantial” element of this payment was building affinity.

Click Here for Comments >

About Author

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6

  1. eddieinkirkmichael on

    Lenny hoy, any info on whether we are in for Mbombo. A left back apparently.

  2. eddieinkirkmichael on

    Gary67, seen a few tweets over the last hr saying it’s a done deal.

  3. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    I expect Lenny or the cat would have been on to let us know if the deal was done.

  4. prestonpans bhoys on

    This Kenya v Senegal game worth a watch. Three things strike me 1. Where are the fans 2. Played at 200 mph 3. Tackles are mental

  5. Mbombo is a left back, if he is coming it looks like Kieran is going unless Lenny plans to play him in a more forward role. Luca can also plays left back along with Hayes, on the other side we have Ralston in splendid isolation.

  6. Hrvatski Jim on

    Well based on his previous history of creating the world, making a few goals for us should be easy peasy although I suggest that we should all wear waterproof clothing at the game.



    The God Mbombo


    In the beginning, there was Mbombo, the creator, along with water and darkness. Mbombo, or Bumba as he is called in the Boshongo tradition, is said to be a giant white-coloured figure who had been ill for millions of years. The reason for his illness was his incurable loneliness. This creation myth comes from the Kuba people of Central Africa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.



    The Vomit that Created the Universe:


    Mbombo vomited and produced the sun creating light and day. This caused the water to dry which created land. Mbombo threw up a second time and created the moon and the stars which divided day and night. Again, he threw up and out came nine animals: a leopard (Koy Bumba), crested eagle (Ponga Bumba), crocodile (Ganda Bumba), fish (Yo Bumba), tortoise (Kono Bumba), heron (Nyanyi Bumba), goat (Budi), a scarab, and a black cat-like animal that would eventually become lightning (Tsetse Bumba). The first heron created more birds, the crocodile created more reptiles and serpents, and the goat made horned beasts. The fish created other fish and the beetle created all manner of insects. An iguana, produced by the crocodile, made creatures without horns. Along with the animals, diced carrots were produced (one imagines) and eventually humans.



    No other Celtic player (if he becomes one) has a cv like this

  7. prestonpans bhoys on




    That touch there by the number nine was the first since you posted?

  8. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Neil said twice in his post match interview that we play Sarajevo in 2 and a half weeks…..

  9. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Zenit would impress anyone.



    Well funded, good structure, impressive global scouting network ….



    … and a PR function the envy of world football the centrepiece of which is some hack from a regional Scottish rag whose circulation is plummeting.



    Hail hail



    CANALAMAR et al


    Been busy, on behalf of myself and Catman, word is the move for Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo all but done. Another LB lined up and a RB.


    On Rogic, Zenit not the only expected bidders, do not rule out China.


    Until we meet again…


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  11. I will be gutted if big Tam leaves – an absolute wizard. He is a £20 million player as well.










    Football nowadays is a despicable business, me personally have very little time for the game.



    What Celtic did though, to help a club that is struggling badly – well it went someway to restore my faith in the sport.



    More than a club.






    HH. ?

  13. Who is going to write the song for Boli Bolingoli Mbombo, and what will the fans say if he messes up.

  14. prestonpans bhoys on




    Putting that name on the back of your top would cost a fortune?

  15. Fool Time Whistle on

    CORKCELT on 1ST JULY 2019 9:51 PM


    Who is going to write the song for Boli Bolingoli Mbombo, and what will the fans say if he messes up.





    I have a contender.



    To the tune of with such irony



    Rupert / Rupert the Bear / Everyone knows his name..



    Boli / Bolingoli / Bolingoli / Mbombo



    or variations thereof.




  16. POG 10.03


    There no a guy called big Innes on the bus is there or possibly a jaiket stuffed down loo.HH

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
Do Not Sell My Personal Information