Tactically aware athlete needed


I don’t know anything about Stefan Johansen, who is one of several central midfield players Celtic are tracking, but I’m pleased we’re scouting for this area.  There’s no question we are missing a penalty box predator but you could make a case that the sense of calm and control exerted by Victor Wanyama in the middle of the park is a more telling absence.

Nir Biton has all the potential to get there eventually but it’s going to take him time.  He reminds me of Ki, who a couple of seasons ago was fifth choice central mid for Celtic, behind Brown, Wanyama, Ledley and Kayal.  This season I’ve watched him collect and distribute, close space and bring shape to a struggling Sunderland team.

I’ve also watched a bit of Barry Robson since his return to Aberdeen.  Despite his advancing years he remains one of the most intelligent footballers in the game.  His arrival in the Celtic midfield six years ago changed Celtic into a winning team.    You don’t need Pele for this role, just a tactically aware athlete.

How many accountants does it take to tell you that losing circa £1m per month is not a good idea?  Lots, apparently.
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  1. newradbhoy



    Brilliant news, will continue to pray for their rehab. Superb. :))



    Weefra HH supporting Wee Oscar.

  2. BMCUWP…..



    Are there photos of Tomas Hitzelsperger and Richard Gough on the walls of the establishment you are currently patronising?

  3. What’s this about a airport?……..right next too a brand new


    12 storey £850m hospital……..don’t think so.

  4. TBJ Praying for Oscar Knox on

    Decided to attend the Albion Rovers v Montrose match today.



    Really enjoyed it… standing on the terracing … the banter … loads of young fans.



    Their ” ultras ” … about 20 pubescents … singing ” we hate Hamilton accies .. we hate motherwell too.. we hate airdrieonians … but rovers we love you”



    Bumped into a CQNr at half time.. lets just call him Roy of the Rovers



    We leaned against the barrier and said we would both be back again



    Oh… and .. one nil to the rovers :)

  5. ManUre v Swansea


    The Welsh team coping well with the high pressing game from Manu’s forwards.


    The simple ability to pass a ball to one of your own seems to defeat this tactic! (The spare man making himself available helps a lot!!)


    Then in the midfield they look very comfortable.


    A reflection of their manager’s way of playing maybe?


    As a game it’s very insipid.


    Roll on A.Madrid v Barca!




  6. ryecatcher



    I thought Aiden improved his pace when if I remember right WGS brought in a French sprint coach. The difference Aiden showed over 10 yards was noticeable



    Anyway good luck to him.

  7. TBJ Praying for Oscar Knox on




    They only have the main stand and enclosure in front.



    Think it was 720 at the game today. Almost double ave january attendence .



    The idea of paying what you can afford seemed to work



    One person paid £26



    I spoke to a sb holder who pays £140 a year. He paid a tenner at the gate today

  8. Jobo Baldie



    So unlucky and Ross County got a man sent off!!



    I’m not twisting the vinegar soaked knife, I was waiting for Thistle too!




  9. masty is neil lennon and both of us are supporting wee oscar on




    great initiative by the rovers, ma auld granda’s team..

  10. eddieinkirkmichael on

    Fantastic seems that Albion Rovers got a bumper crowd today with their ‘Pay what ye can’ initiative.



    A fellow Tim Paul Moran is reporting that he couldnae get a seat. Some folk estimating 3-4,000 up substantially on the 400 average gate.





    Dunno,I was keeping my head down,ooooer.






    The Oracle strikes again!




  12. TBJ Praying for Oscar Knox on







    Think the place could hold less than 2000



    Summa of janitorial supplies



    Shutit… ;)






    What’s patboys sons name ?

  13. TBJ Praying for Oscar Knox on




    Goalie looked ok.. not a lot to do. Made a decent save from a late fk



    Their number 4 is a good wee right back. .. solid in the tackle…. and im advised hes celtic daft

  14. Sevco have hired some major accountants


    to help them with the majic trick.


    I can help them out for free.


    When Sevco announced that they were paying out


    £1 million a month and had £7 million in the bank


    that would mean after 7 months


    they would run out of money and be facing administration.

  15. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on

    Aiden McGeady lacks pace eh?






    That Bhoy could play football til he is at least forty years of age,because he has the quickest feet in the game.



    63 international caps and counting.






    Delighted for Everton,but I wish he was back at the big club.



    How Celtic missed out on signing King Coleman and James McCarthy still annoys me to this day.

  16. Sevco accountants say we need to cut the wage bill


    and are under the impression that the manager is working for nothing.


    Eh no he’s taking £850,000 in wages.


    At which point the accountants should have said


    We are out of here.

  17. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on

    Three times in my life I have been to that Anfield place…the only good thing about it was they sold beer in the ground…hence the reason why I went to the bar at half time and never once went back to my seat for the second half.

  18. Woo Hoo


    Just had a job offer from Sevco.. They want me to go in and make savings of £50,000 a year… Good wages they’ve offered me £100,000

  19. Kitalba


    Scrolling back and noticed post re Psycho Huns (which given right circumstances there would be very few omissions from) surely big Duncan Disorderly Fergyhun was worthy of a first place. Also went to Aberdeen away with St Mary’s Coatbridge and unless senile dementia kickin in could have sworn that club met and left from Wullie Hendersons bar. Or maybe somebody was on the wind up.


    Is mo na cumann e

  20. Sevco accountants have said the wage bill will


    need to be cut.


    Sevco players say ‘Hold on a minute we have contracts’.


    Does this sound familiar ?


    16 ROADS



    Right with you,bud.



    Unlikely you can be looking at a century of caps for your country yet still be useless.



    I wonder if he would have achieved so many caps had he played for Scotland,bearing in mind we’re pish and ROI sometimes urnae.

  22. leftclick Together we will get justice for the Dam 5 on



    Him & Alfie Conn ran the barnyard for a while (that was fun):))

  23. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on

    Did Celtic end Callum McGregor’s loan spell then?



    Get this third title on the bounce wrapped up asap,then let the potential superstars of the future step up to the plate.



    Hopefully Tony Watt returns soon also.



    The futures so bright we are going to have to start wearing shades.



    Here we go…10-I-A-R!!





    Good to have you back after yer flounce threat the other week.



    Maybe a tutu wi your build was a dance-step too far.



    Hope you enjoyed the festivities and stayed well away from them bad boys that you sometimes hang about with.

  25. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on

    Bobby M – 63 international caps tell their own story brother.



    It’s there in black & white.



    Still only twenty seven,expect Aiden to reach the century,barring injury.



    A footballer of the highest standard of quality.




  26. Thanks for the info mate.



    I remember Paul commenting,on the night of the interview,that BRTH found the conversation with Nevin ‘astonishing’…….If BRTH uses such a word then it should grab anyone’s attention.



    Astonishing in what way ?


    Was the rat speaking “off the record” and did he honestly speak his mind about the corruption, bigotry and cheating by Sevco and the SFA.

  27. BMCUWP


    I’m good pal.


    Hope you are well.


    Btw my good lady says i look good in a tutu.

  28. maybe this will make you fell better jobo









    Leyton Orient




    MK Dons


    Notts Forest




    St Johnstone


    Man Utd

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