There’s only one John Guidetti


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. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    I was interested in seeing the allleged “leaked” document in that link but instead it’s a pro Better Together article by Anas Sarwar a leading member of the No campaign.



    My auld teacher was right when he used to say ” The truth is unobtainable.”

  2. Pogmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles on



    10:16 on


    5 September, 2014


    There is no compelling economic case for independence- none.





    6 month old article written by Anas Sarwar (Labour) – no agenda there then.

  3. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Bawsman. I agree with your post a Yes vote will give them even more power it is bad enough as it is in my opinion. H.H.

  4. ItaliaBhoy


    10:16 on


    5 September, 2014



    a) that story is over a year old.


    b) not a single quote to back up the assertions made in the story. If they have the document why not quote it verbatim.

  5. West End of East End



    10:27 on 5 September, 2014



    ‘it’s not about the SNP. It’s about self determination’







    What do you mean by ‘self’ ?

  6. The No.13 Shorts on

    There’s only one John Guidetti.


    He sprinkles goals like confetti.


    Another Swede, to make Huns bleed,


    On top of spikey railings when they land.




    and all Ayrshire Tims



    For 14/11 on that mail,read 14/10.

  8. Frank Ryan's Whiskey on

    Saint Stivs




    00:33 on 5 September, 2014




    anyone hazard a guess what Bobby Sands / Connolly etc would have said in a YES / NO vote ?




    My guess would be



    ‘Who cares? Let the Brits fight amoungst themselves, Free Ireland’.





    Brilliant,look forward to it. A few from your part of the world will be there. Transport along should be easy enough.

  10. Frank Ryan’s Whiskey



    10:33 on 5 September, 2014



    Saint Stivs



    00:33 on 5 September, 2014



    ‘anyone hazard a guess what Bobby Sands / Connolly etc would have said in a YES / NO vote ?’








    Bobby Sands would probably say it was up to the Scots to decide for themselves.



    James Connolly never advocated Scottish independence nor was he ever a member of any organisation that advocated Scottish independence so in my opinion he’d be voting no.

  11. I totally get that it’s not about the SNP but aren’t the other major parties mostly against independence?


    What’s the point in handing them an independent Scotland if they advised against it in the first place?


    If they get into power and things go wrong they’ll only say, “well, you voted for it!”

  12. Scotland has a wide and varied economy, including oil. How about hydropower, agriculture, tourism, fisheries, wind power , water, whiskey, tumnocks tea cakes and even a wee bit industry. Many Countries with 5 million citizens would make that work in an economic cycle just fine. Without listening to too many experts and just thinking about the places that I have been too, and live in, that fit this scenario I have every expectation that a yes vote would work. There is a risk in the status quo also, it is not a risk free option. Boris or UKIP, or whatever is voted in for you.

  13. Syd Negakev – and if there is a Yes, and things don’t go as planned, the SNP will blame Westminster for them getting a poor settlement and if they aren’t in power whoever is will blame the SNP for not getting a better settlement.



    Politicians in blaming somebody else shocker.

  14. In a two horse race that you’ve decided to bet on, you have a known but tired horse with four legs, that has been around the course a thousand times, it is running against a horse that might have three legs, maybe two, maybe one and a woodie, that has never done anything, ever, which one do you bet on?



    Goooooooooooood morning


    Got email no probs.


    catch up soon.


    till later all

  16. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    whitedoghunch, any opinion on Andrew Fairlie / his eatery? I was thinking of taking Mrs acgr there tomorrow night after we drop the young price off at uni. She deserves a wee break and a good scran.



    Feedback welcome bruv



    Cowiebhoy, I love roasters. Can I get gravy wi them:-)

  17. kitalba



    Serious gamblers make betting decisions on value for money. If the odds are good value then take them. Just like buying a suit. If not good value then let them run and stay away from the bookies. If your analogy is about the referendum then I’m not clear about its appropriateness.

  18. Syd Negakev


    09:44 on


    5 September, 2014


    I wonder what reason the judge will come up with today in refusing Imran his ringfencing request. Surely someone has got to rule against Sevco sometime?




    I would think it impossible for the judge to rule in their favour.God knows what the hun lawyers will say today.The people employing them have told the world they are facing insolvency.Before they had some kind of argument ie,season ticket money.

  19. ernie lynch


    10:30 on


    5 September, 2014


    West End of East End



    10:27 on 5 September, 2014



    ‘it’s not about the SNP. It’s about self determination’






    What do you mean by ‘self’ ?



    What you are probably like in the pub !!!!!!!.

  20. Turkeybhoy



    Maybe the judge will swallow the promise of an imminent £4m share offer followed by a humungous one later this year – so no problem, case dismissed (again!)

  21. ernie lynch


    10:39 on


    5 September, 2014



    I’ll read it all later, but I will read it all. The first post-it noted point is a bit ‘duh really?’ in that it points out that we go from knowing out budget (via the block grant) to not knowing our budget and suggests this volatility is entirely negative. That’s not actually what the paragraph states.



    I also note that the document talks of 2010-11 as being in the future. Much has changed in the last 5 years or so. Including Sir Ian Woods report of February this year stating on page 3 – “This review provides the opportunity for it [uk oild and gas] to face its next 30 years and beyond supported by a better resourced, more capable and more involved Regulator that, working with greater industry collaboration, will help take us closer to the 24 billion boe prize potentially still to come”.

  22. I think the Jon Guidetti signing could prove to be the most significant signing Celtic have made in the past 4 years. The players potential is phenomenal and Celtic could give him the platform to go on to do great things. I still haven’t quite forgiven Celtic for not signing Alfred Finboggasson when we had the chance, but this goes some way to assuaging my frustration. Believe the hype, this guy is unique in world football, a Swedish striker part raised in Kenya whose been courted by top, top clubs since he was 15. If we can sign him permanently we might just be onto something big. I just hope he gets a chance at Celtic.

  23. Syd Negakev


    11:01 on


    5 September, 2014





    Maybe the judge will swallow the promise of an imminent £4m share offer followed by a humungous one later this year – so no problem, case dismissed (again!)



    Maybe,but this time I dont think so.They have admitted the serious nature of their finances publicly.This was totally denied last time.Still,you never know.