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. I think we can keep our new signings, if desired. All these players still need to build their careers. They have to play on a regular basis and be noticed (just like Sammi). Much better to be a Celtic player for three or four years than be sent out on loans everywhere (hope VVD is paying attention). Aiden McGeady is the perfect example. Get established, get noticed and by all means move when the time is right (as long as PL doesn’t sell too soon !)

  2. Looks the fantasists will be having a wee celebration tonight break oot the malt,Charles McLeod black pudding,square sausage and put the cheese in toast under the grill

  3. Like this line up and options …



    ———————— Gordon ————————-



    Lustig —- Van Dijk —– Denayer —– Izzaguire



    ————-Brown ———– Johanson ————



    Tonev ———— Guidetti ———– Wakasso



    ——————— Scepovic —————————



    Subs: from –



    McGregor Forrest Commons Kayal Bitton Ambrose Matthews Mulgrew Stokes Griffiths Berget Henderson

  4. ….pfayr supports weeoscar



    18:13 on 4 September, 2014



    Yeah, one of those ones but at 22 years old and a proven record it is worth the risk of taking and developing him. Hopefully he will be the next Swede to come to love our Club. Hopefully Henrik will tell him about how good it is.



    I am sure I read during the week that John mentioned that they spoke about him wearing the No. 7.



    Keep the Faith!



    Hail Hail!

  5. Westies,



    A couple of them have no option.



    If they are uh-may-zin we have a price set for their signature:)

  6. Glad to see we are trying to address mistakes in player recruitment and hope all new lads from manager down get us ready to compete, not qualify but compete, in CL next year.



    Chumbawumba I gets knocked down CSC

  7. From previous






    17:21 on 4 September, 2014






    15:02 on



    4 September, 2014



    Can’t believe some people feeling sorry for the bhuns. Go and have a serious talk with yourselves.


    WTC, BTC, EBTs,LMS inquiry,Farry,LNS, Dougie Dougie,The people at the SFA dancing to their tune etc etc etc and still no contriteness.



    When they go this time we need a stake through their heart. I want to be in the firing party. It will be the first time that a volley of shots will be fired into the coffin just to make sure and hopefully the bullets will be silver.




    I can sympathise with that view. Its not a question feeling sorry for them, its a question of not trusting them with no evidence they even understand the concept of trust and fair play.



    The following is an exchange on TSFM on that very issue. It is long but gives an insight into what we are dealing with, so I hope some will stay the course. They just seem incapable of” getting it.”



    It began with a post from rhapsodyinblue



    rhapsodyinblue says:



    September 1, 2014 at 11:22 am



    As a long suffering bluenose who winces at the damage caused by Murray, Whyte, and other savoury characters who have brought our club to its knees I wonder what the next move will be.


    It goes without saying in our long history we, the supporters and the club, have never been more vulnerable.



    History, sshh, I’ve mentioned that word and a few will be on to tell me we don’t have a history now.



    Well, my position is this , we can argue the rights and wrong, but as long there is a Rangers in our hearts and minds, never mind the legalities Rangers are not dead and will never die. That as a fan is how it should be.



    As for the resurgence of Rangers now, the jury is out, but the biggest casualty outside ourselves is our rivals. Now I am not blind enough to admit that one of the big plus points of these economic times is the number of young Scottish talent getting its chance (except of course at Ibrox, I could go on and on about this, but I wont).



    But Celtic’s dramatic cost cutting has really taken me by surprise, never thought it would happen so soon. Almost to the point where they will win the SPL but with a struggle looking at their current displays.


    Their support have a right to be angry considering the players that they have lost considering the money they have taken in. But in my judgement the management of the club is at fault, not the strategy, but the ability to spot players who are adequate replacements, that seems to have gone awry. That is not and never will be an exact science.



    So what will Rangers return to the SPL, if we get there.



    1. Badly needed sponsorship and better TV deals, I do not think that anyone can argue with that.



    2. Rangers v Celtic , the adrenalin rush, that the missing fans miss, the majority on both sides and neutrals , not the vile hatred that comes with it



    3. What it won’t guarantee is a higher standard of play, I admit that.



    4. But it could if Rangers (in a repaired state) and Celtic would be serious about promoting youth rather than bringing in third rate foriegners.



    5. Both clubs recognise our level in the current daft financial level in Football with EPL clubs squandering millions.



    Lets hope the shares news today is some good news and not another financial thieve.




    To which I replied



    Auldheid says:



    September 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm






    Here is the bit related to history that you appear not to get.



    It’s not the argument about its longevity it’s the fact that there is a part of it since 1999 through to 2012 that you want to hold on to.



    Titles and prize money were won by breaking the rules. No one buys the LNS no sporting advantage myth. On its own it’s a contrivance to ease the conscience of the Rangers support, but we know it was misled to come to that contrivance.



    What is of concern is not that titles should have been removed from Rangers history but that you want to hold on to them!



    They are like the 20×20 painting on the great stair case wall of the family founder who was thought to have made money in cotton to then find out it was slavery. That portrait would be quietly moved into a cellar and forgotten about not flaunted in the face of all other clubs who played an honest game.



    It gets worse, part of that history includes deceit to cover the deceit, which suggests that deceit is the modus operandi of the mind that supports Rangers and there is no evidence of honesty emerging to suggest that approach to playing the game has changed one iota.



    It’s not that folk necessarily dislike or even hate Rangers, it’s that we do not trust them to play fair.



    It’s as simple as that.



    Sort that out by having a long honest look at yourselves and how your club behaved, give up what was won dishonestly and who helped covered up the dishonesty and it’s welcome back because decency will have been demonstrated.




    That received this response



    rhapsodyinblue says:



    September 1, 2014 at 3:15 pm





    Not Guilty so far, Auldheid.


    Cheating, never accept that, morally reprehensible, yes, tax evasion is.


    Amazon, Starbucks, Google, Facebook, Apple and E Bay all practised it.


    I have news for you, Rangers did not invent it.


    It was introduced through Murray’s Companies , as I am sure you know, and 5,000 companies used it blah blah, I could go on.



    And Celtic used it for one player but I believe thought better of it.


    Rangers obviously used this method to get better players, it was in practice, so why not.


    Is it more morally reprehensible to you than Manchester United, millions in debt through their owners, spending millions more to win the EPL.


    Or is it just because its Rangers? Don’t dismiss that statement, because for many it is.


    ‘It’s not that folk necessarily dislike or even hate Rangers, it’s that we do not trust them to play fair.’


    Do you see the irony in your above statement.


    Then again, just my opinion.




    To which I replied



    Auldheid says:



    September 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm



    Rhapsody in blue



    De Boer




    And Moore


    were paid by a scheme that was tax evasion not avoidance. Big difference and if that is what you justify the holding on to titles then you should voluntarily surrender the 1999 and 2003 titles strictly on those legal grounds.



    As regards the rest sport requires that participants act morally to be a sport. It expects rules WILL be observed and not found clever and not so clever ways to be circumvented including telling lies.



    Then there is the withholding of the very evidence that demonstrates tax evasion from the Commission set up to investigate if the rules were broken



    That concealment meant the Commission was cheated out of arriving at a just result.



    Check back previous blogs, look at the argument and tell me no cheating took place.



    When you see terms such as fraudulent used in HMRC correspondence a bell should go off.



    To be fair you probably never looked at the evidence for it proves what you don’t want to know. More proof will emerge idc and it would help our game move forward in the full glare of the truth if it were not being hidden from you.



    Your answer is why I personally will have to make a choice whether or not to stick to supporting a set up with a team in it that is seemingly incapable of understanding the concept of fair play.



    I will not be alone.




    And he said






    You must be murder to play golf with, bet you claim the tie when your partner plays a shot before their turn.



    Play by the rules, you must have been delighted when UEFA awarded Celtic the tie with Legia after being beaten 6 -1 in aggregate.



    ‘ Your answer is why I personally will have to make a choice whether or not to stick to supporting a set up with a team in it that is seemingly incapable of understanding the concept of fair play.



    I will not be alone.’



    Fair enough




    and finally I replied



    Auldheid says:



    September 1, 2014 at 8:12 pm






    Aye. If I play fair I expect my opponent to do so too. Don’t you?



    If I cheated you and you knew I had, how would you react? And I’m not talking a one off, I’m talking systemic since 1999.



    I’d have preferred it if Legia had gone through but just as Malmo and Maribor overcame lies in 2011 to stop RFC access to CL money, football karma has a way of sorting things out.



    As I said the truth has been kept from you so I understand your reluctance to accept my original point, but it’s the guys who kept truth from both of us I’m after not RFC.



    They have damaged your club as much as mine. I’m only saying what needs to be done to create the conditions of friendly rivalry, not a continuation of misguided hatred that will have TV audiences lining up to see football in an arena of pure hatred.



    As I said. Check back previous blogs: An Honest Mistake and It Takes Two to Tangle. All evidence based.



    WE are being lied to.





    Apart from the trusting issue he does not seem to get that he is being lied to as well as Celtic supporters and its all going on under the Nelson’s eye that is our football governance.



    Those responsible for looking after our game can only ignore the dirty laundry for so long before it stinks out the place.



    With apologies for length

  8. Auldheid



    Fantastic reading that.


    Seems to me that the Rhapsody fella, whilst replying in a coherent manner untypical of his brethren , is like the majority of thems………totally blind!!

  9. John Guidetti is Swedish/Italian/Brazilian!






    A cross between Henrik, Roberto Baggio and Ronaldo!




  10. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    I’m voting yes to traditionalist88’s lyrics. Funny and quick off the mark. Here’s my go,



    There’s only one John Guidetti


    he puts the ball in the netty.


    He’s aff his heid


    and the Huns are deid.


    Walkin’ in Guidetti wonderland

  11. Auldheid,



    No apologies needed about the length (said the Bishop to the actress)



    Vgood read.

  12. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    u in the 19th…? 8)






    case in the gang hut, so near but yet so far…

  13. traditionalist88 on




    You’ve taken mine and improved it when I didn’t think it possible;)




  14. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on




    Caught ten mins in the car on way home



    Hurting Hun raging that FIFA allow a signing after the deadline



    ” might as well sell them hampden for a pound as they get everything else going ”



    Boo frkn hoo

  15. saltires en sevilla on




    Sounds like Johnny G has a lot to play for and suitably motivated. I’m happy with that bit of business



    I wonder if the Sevco mob will be happy with the renaming of Poundland as Sports Direct Hee Haw Stadium?




  16. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels



    Ha Ha love it



    Thought they will be raging tonight



    Life is great




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