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There’s only one John Guidetti

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I’m beginning to believe some of the ‘Unseen..’ paranoia that goes around town myself.  Absolutely delighted, and a bit surprised, Fifa ratified John Guidetti’s transfer to Celtic.  He’s a player we have tried to buy for three consecutive summer transfer windows; this guy has been watched, courted and pursued by Celtic, Feyenoord, Ajax and no doubt a whole lot more.

Since his marquee season in Rotterdam he’s come through debilitating illness but is now healthy, if in need of some match sharpness.

He is ineligible for the Europa League group stage but will be available for the round of 32 through to the final in Warsaw.

There was a real meeting of minds between player and club on Monday; he liked the way we went about our business and people at the club were impress with his personality.  Apparently, he’s another “strong character” to add to the others who have arrived at the club over the last week.

If only we had a song for him….

Guidetti as a teenager in Holland:

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  1. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    darwinsbeautifulidea

     

     

    18:57 on 4 September, 2014

     

    There ain’t no heaven or angels

     

    get a brain and become an athiest

     

    the only sane people on earth no gods do not exist

     

    …………………………………..

     

     

    Methinks though doest protest too much …….. who are you trying to convince !!??

  2. Delighted with the Guidetti signing. I hope that it goes well for him (and us), and that we give him time. I am amazed at the volatility of the site in the last few weeks. We can be c**p in the morning and heroes in the afternoon. Ronnie can be our saviour before he has managed a game, and should be sacked after 2 games. We really should take a longer view. “A week is a long time in politics” as Harold Wilson said, it seems like a lifetime on CQN at times.

  3. Could this transfer window be Celtic’s perestroika?

     

     

    …..or should that be pair of strikers?

  4. timbhoy in spain on

    Just watching the new series of Dynamo on telly.

     

    Guy’s incredible.

     

    I bet he could even get us back in the Champion’s League.

  5. goldstar10,

     

     

    To be honest I was a bit down in the dumps as most on here were with recent performances, now, I can’t wait to see our new acquisitions turn out for us. HH

  6. My friends in Celtic,

     

     

    I am absolutely delighted with our future line-up and I make no apology for it.

     

     

    Possibly that is partly due to the dire performances we have witnessed this season and any hope and positives are to be welcomed.

     

     

    We now have potential and a sense of the unknown. Anticipation is good, we know what AS & LG bring to the table, but our new signings bring the unknown. Guidetti seems a bit mad—–good.

     

     

    With all the old songs being rewritten, hopefully we will have a new three amigos :- Wakasso

     

    Scepovic

     

    Guidetti.

     

     

    HH.

  7. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    prestonpans bhoys dam justice for the 5

     

     

    21:13 on 4 September, 2014

     

     

    question for you………………. if we went to FIFA to get the reg ratified then why can we not appeal to UEFA for the inclusionof big John to the EL?

     

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    The decision / registration will have been backdated to the end of the window also….

  8. Last night I was critical of Celtic, so today is Positive :-)

     

     

    Well done Celtic on the signing of John Guidetti ( even though too late :-)), let’s hope we can keep hold of him.

     

    With a season long loan, we can negotiate directly with John from January, so no transfer fee at end of next season, and if he is successful, a decent signing on fee for John, could convince him where to play his football for next few seasons, good business.

     

     

    BT, glad things appear to have gone well for you :-)

     

     

    Oh, and whether it’s Asda or Mass, I’ll never set foot in that stadium, come to think of it a lot of that other mob may feel the same :-) as they look for somewhere to play

     

     

    Hail Hail

  9. Marrakesh Express on

    It could very well be the case that Scepovic turns out to be the star signing, but you just get the feeling that big John, No.7 and all, fits the bill. Just love it if both hit it off, maybe like Pierre and Cadete, but longer term.

     

    Here’s hoping.

  10. Apricale,

     

     

    I have often wondered if it’s fickle fans or manic depression.

     

     

    Always makes me chuckle when some jump from emotion to emotion. Sometimes in the same thread.

  11. Geordie Munro

     

     

    I have been watching that You Tube clip of him for over a year.

     

     

    I was told last season that we were looking at him.

     

     

    I was very against signing him permanently.

     

     

    He has permanent nerve damage on his injured leg.

     

     

    Corkcelt told me earlier today that this was due to food poisoning .

     

    He then had a further injury during his recovery.

     

    He has a lot to prove and may never be the player he was once promised to be.

     

     

    If we are being honest ,that is probably why he is at Celtic on loan.

     

     

    He has an opportunity to rebuild himself in a more competitive environment than reserve football ,where he has a great opportunity to get plenty of competitive match practice .

     

     

    TT

  12. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    sandman

     

     

    19:46 on 4 September, 2014

     

    scullybhoy

     

     

    19:37 on 4 September, 2014

     

     

    quonno

     

     

    Déjà vu

     

     

    I must have been missing something.

     

     

    If Henrik Larsson is as good as some posters appear to think he is, just how did we manage to get him in the face of what must have been some fearsome competition?

     

     

    ============================

     

     

    Oh dear, someone doesn’t know their history…

     

     

    …………………………………

     

     

    I think scullybhoy is being facetious and you’ve missed the point. He’s replying to an earlier post by Awe Naw

  13. prestonpans

     

     

    Thanks kiddo. I will be taking a print off of my email from Celtic today confirming my purchase. :-))

     

     

    Weefra HH praying to Wee Oscar.

  14. A fantastic transfer window for Celtic, in respect of the players brought in, the players shipped out and the key player retained.

     

     

    Well done to Peter Lawwell and the management team for an impressive balancing act.

  15. BT,

     

     

    Apologies if you mentioned that previously when we met, I never picked up on that.

     

     

    So you played with B Wright, S Clark, P Kelly and Barney?

     

     

    Oh to be young again!

     

     

    Need to take the old boy out for black pudding salad!

     

     

    P

  16. TT,

     

     

    I still haven’t seen a single clip of him.

     

     

    Now the ink is dry on his contract I’ll go looky.

  17. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Cowiebhoy

     

    cheers, ill neeed to get mini her tickets for el, although she goes dancing Thursdays and Sundays, not sure my neice will be happy about her missing so much…

  18. Meant to add

     

     

    If Darren O’Dea is training with us, and is Free, I would sign as back up for Izzy.

     

    May not be the best, but decent back up in SPFL for us ?

     

    It does help with him being Celtic daft as well :-)

     

     

    Hail Hail

  19. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    From oor Phil….

     

     

     

    The name game

     

    26 Replies

     

    What’s in a name?

     

     

    Well the folks in the Blue Room were only fully briefed about terms of the Ibrox naming rights contract two days ago.

     

     

    As in they only SAW it in the last 48 hours.

     

     

    They had been made aware of this legally binding agreement by Philip Nash some time ago.

     

     

    The provenance of this contract is back in 2013 when Charlie and the boys needed to access a credit line of £2.5Million.

     

     

    This overdraft facility was a line in the sand of Deloitte the auditors of the two year old entity.

     

     

    Without this borrowing facility there would have been a Going Concern Warning in the inaugural accounts of RIFC and Charlie did not want that.

     

     

    Part of that credit line was provided by Mr Ashley.

     

     

    In return, apart from getting a substantial portion of the commercial income from the superstore, the naming rights were also thrown in.

     

     

    I understand that Mr Ashley simply presented the contract that he had drawn up and it was hurriedly signed.

     

     

    This was not the normal Sevco protocol as contracts signed by Charles of Normandy or his minions were usually drafted by his éminence grise Iain Morgan.

     

     

    Once Charles of Normandy realised his error he did try and get it ripped up.

     

     

    This was an expensive business and more costly than has been reported.

     

     

    The true cost was closer to £400,000 as RIFC had also to meet Mr Ashley’s costs.

     

     

    Given that he has not exercised his rights under the contract heretofore suggests that he will not.

     

     

    However from the day that he does the deal runs for five years.

     

     

    Moreover I am not aware of anything in the contract that would prevent Mr Ashley from selling it to a third party.

     

     

    As it stands the main man at Newcastle United is making plenty from the Ibrox Superstore.

     

     

    I would imagine that the people trying to keep the Sevco bus on the road would be displeased at this PR solo run today.

     

     

    The outworking is that one of the few people who might have been willing to buy into the Open Offer, at least to some extent, has probably been totally alienated.

     

     

    Everyone around the Ibrox Boardroom table now knows the severity of the financial situation.

     

     

    They are also aware of the only realistic option.

     

     

    A brutally austere Administration will reduce the cost base, but some ‘Onerous Contracts’ will remain.

     

     

    Only liquidation will kill them off.

     

     

    In the school of bad decisions the board really should have gone with the plan that was presented to them in February.

     

     

    A two week Administration would have put them in good shape and they were well ahead in the league.

     

     

    It would have been the smart move; they had working capital and some financial wriggle room.

     

     

    This was the option that Graham Wallace was strongly advising.

     

     

    Instead the RIFC board opted to keep the show on the road through shareholder loans from the Easdales and Laxey Partners.

     

     

    Now the creditors are now beginning to line up.

     

     

    The statement to the London Stock Exchange last week is unequivocal and does not need to be deciphered for anyone.

     

     

    This is a company in severe financial distress.

     

     

    However all that highly qualified people like Philip Nash can do is to provide well evidenced options to the people who will ultimately make the decisions.

     

     

    So the naming rights are gone, but perhaps other things have been sold that The People are not currently aware of.

     

     

    It would be in keeping with Charlie’s business plan to extract the maximum profit from the club that he set up with the body parts of Rangers (1872-2012).

     

     

    That is undeniable.

     

     

    Well that got me thinking dear reader.

     

     

    It really did.

     

     

    In the footie financial firmament image rights are the hot ticket at the moment.

     

     

    Now that can mean cashing in on Wayne Rooney’s matinee idol good looks, but it can also mean the imagery of a club.

     

     

    What if, only supposition on my part of course you understand, someone else owned the Rangers badge?

     

     

    Moreover, what if the use of that image was already a nice little earner for someone other than the two year old club?

     

     

    Indeed I would not be surprised if one day it became incorporated into the heraldic crest of Charles of Normandy.

     

     

    Meanwhile at Ibrox they are playing a new game this week.

     

     

    It is called ‘find the administrator’.

  20. Living_in_the_Love_of_the_Commons_People on

    Kayal, Guidetti, Wakaso, Broon.

     

     

    The four gallus musketeers.

     

     

    Don’t think the Serb will be a shrinking violet either.

  21. Just Another Tim So Southamton paid £10m up front into Celtic’s bank account? not over a period of time – as is the norm. No % sell on to Newcastle – as is the norm. No agents cut no VAT? TBH I don’t know but if you have proof/evidence I’m sure we,d all like to see it or point us towhere we might find it. Hail Hail Hebcelt

  22. Am happy with loan signings to see hiw things go! Positive loans made permanent were Sammi , poor ones miku, lassad ,brozek etc etc , only wish the dearer ones were loans I.e shiedt ,pukki ,balde ,mo etc etc , guiditta loan is correct imo , does well and fit in make it long term, as stating the obvious being fit and having a sustained run in the team is paramount, imagine we had spent 4-5 Million on forrest ffs , it could be argued so far it’s been a waste, very similar to the likes of P o’Donnell (rip) smashing player who just couldn’t put a run of games together! ! Loan deal for JG is win win, I have no doubt if he does well he’ll sign longer! !! HH

  23. Of the Dundee debacle I’d expect the following to drop out now from our ideal starting 11 :

     

     

    Stokes

     

    Commons

     

    Berget

     

    McGregor

     

    Kayal

     

    O Connell

     

    Griffiths

     

    Ambrose

     

    Bitton

     

    Matthews

     

     

    Just saying …..

  24. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Podi

     

     

    see his earlier post, blane valley next Friday if you aren’t touring the country…

     

     

    think the red wine clouded our heads that evening…

  25. BT, you have to weigh that up against Mini being upset about missing the EL.

     

    WeeFra, posted relive you need to get tickets from the TO if you want a chance at your own seat, otherwise it’s pot luck.

  26. prestonpans bhoys dam justice for the 5 on

    WeefratheTim

     

    21:21 on

     

    4 September, 2014

     

    prestonpans

     

     

    Thanks kiddo

     

     

    No problem, when I met you outside the superstore before you obviously noted my handsome looks for someone younger then 52

     

     

    kiddo.csc :-)

  27. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Adi

     

     

    absolutely not, TB god rest his soul played for eastercraigs as did andy walker, think the orc story was a vicious rumour, old Bill Livingston may god rest his soul also never had a bitter bone in his body.

     

     

    he was a legend and loved by everyone who played for eastercraigs under him.

  28. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Jobo, how did you get on at the golf at Knightswood last week.

     

     

    I hope it was in reasonable condition.

     

     

    We lived just along from the third tee for many years. I made my golfing debut there/

     

     

    Gleneagles eat your heart out

  29. JimmyQuinnsBits on

    BSR,

     

     

    When things aren’t very good in the ole Ponderosa, you an DBBIA don’t half cheer me up… More power to you fellas

     

     

    KK, it takes a shentleman to realise his wrongs and have the guts to address them, yer a gent sir

     

     

    Off back oot, up at 5 in the mornin

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