Tierney pain is for more than just an injury


I occasionally meet Celtic fans who “have heard KT is coming back this summer”.  Kieran Tierney is the best left back Celtic have had in 40 years, possibly longer.  We will not sign a better left back this summer, or in any window for a long time.  Still, the reasons why he will not be seen in green and white hoops anytime soon are many.

He has two years on his Arsenal contract, which is worth at least three times what Celtic would be able to offer.  Does anyone seriously think he would walk away from what is the majority of what he is likely to earn for the rest of his life?

After a successful loan spell at Real Sociedad, Arsenal are likely to want another loan fee, or transfer fee, to move him again.  Kieran only turned 27 this month, he should have six years in his legs, but he is not a player who will appreciate in value.  His next permanent club will expect to write off any transfer fee to zero by the time he leaves.

Then there is the real reason.  We sold Kieran with known injury problems.  There was no guarantee he would pass his Arsenal medical, it was astonishing that Celtic received £25m for a talented player with such an injury history.

Even if Kieran took a pay cut, down to the level of the other senior players, and Arsenal were happy to move him on for a token, would you want a big wage, a place in the squad and our hopes for the left back position hanging on a player who will inevitably miss significant amounts of football?

Love him, though I do, Kieran would be nowhere near my Celtic plans and I doubt very much anyone at Lennoxtown thinks differently.  The pain we saw in his face last night reflects more than just his hamstring injury.

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    “I would suggest that the hun use Newlandsfield. Capacity may be too big after their first few games.”



    My experience is the Pollok fans would fill it for them! :)) por cierto

  2. Prestonpans bhoys on

    Now did a certain club from Dundee not get fined for being unable to stage one game recently 🤔

  3. Serious consequences re todays announcement from Ibrox , the preseason cup is now in the balance

  4. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    BB – I thought it was funny.



    Have been away from devices for a few hours so am late to the breaking news about broken i-brokes.



    On one level – chucklefest gift that keeps on giving.



    On another – staggering incompetence across the board.



    Mutton dressed as lamb FC

  5. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    BTW – genuine question



    What are they actually doing to the stadium?



    (All news to me)

  6. PB,



    i thought the same, but would it not be ironic if a “re-arranged” fixture happened to be Rangers at home to Dundee.



    would dundee say, no to hosting a reverse fixture

  7. B2B,



    they have to improve disabled access, and are providing more seats on a cantilver between copland road front and rear.




    quite funny how wrong they can get things.



    the rumour mill grows arms and legs, from late supply of steel and/or concrete from china, to pre-fab concrete stair slabs already delivered are too short, to they have found absestos in the original cladding to problems with the existing steel frame.



    my sides are sore with following their “experts” on their blogs.



    one genius says play with the copland closed, but shorten the pitch rather than repair the damage fromthe big orange crane.



    quite funny again, i thought i had imagined this but it is in there, someone did comment that the orange crane was better than the green crane that had been used before, ffs.



    another says these delays happen all the time in construction.



    i worked on 500 or so leases and fit ups including construction from ground up, only two were ever late, one in france, one in poland (ironically).



    anyways, have a peek.




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    SAINT STIVS on 20TH JUNE 2024 4:10 PM



    That is a delicious thought 👏👏 another delicious thought is England getting beat this afternoon 😀

  9. bigrailroadblues on

    Oh my aching sides hahahaha 😆. The hun really are a stinking rabble. The spl and sfa shall find a way to bail them out. Fabric of Scottish society anaw that….

  10. bigrailroadblues on

    Por Cierto 4.02


    Aye indeed A. But I know quite a few who despise the hun.

  11. bigrailroadblues on

    Timbhoy163 4.50


    I understand your frustration at the lack of information coming from Celtic Park. Until we hear anything from them, that’s what we have. St Stivs is the man who done that job for a living, he will know the cost etc.

  12. BELMONTBRIAN on 20TH JUNE 2024 3:50 PM



    If I have offended I have annoyed with my last post, I apologise, it was never my intention.



    *no offence taken BB, in fact I think it was quite funny, some people really have tae get a life

  13. garygillespieshamstring on

    Just had a thought.



    Wouldn’t it be a nice gesture if Dundee offered the hun the use of Dens Park during the month of August?

  14. Weebobbycollins on

    Clement spotted at Glasgow Airport on his way to Asia carrying a pick and shovel, goggles and a hacksaw.

  15. From the accounts – rounded up a little bit.



    Celtic Park only classed as stadium operations – £2m per year on maintainence and upgrades.



    Barrowfield – £6-£8m on Capital Investment projects – spening during 2023/24/25 financial years.


    From cash reserves, not loan lunding.



    Lennoxtown – £1m on CAPEX investments. over 24/25.



    at last agm, and in previous, Celtic plc have repeated there is no investment planned for the south stand,


    they have said “feasability studies” have been done.



    Like others though, I dont think Celtic would be open to reducing capacity while works are done, and an anfield type build over the top type constriction would easily be £150m.



    I have heard though of green lights coming for constrction of the fabled green triangle develpment.



    Lets seee what is announced.



    In a very petty childish manner, it would be really funny for celtic plc to announce something now.

  16. bournesouprecipe on

    Thanks guys, @ ages ago.



    I agree, Celtic did well to get £25M for Kieran Tierney especially with the benefit of hindsight. We thought the fee was about right when he left. My point was based more on his actual playing record for us, where he played an awful lot of injury free games, that got him his big move, south.



    For sure his transfer worth has been decimated.










    I’ve no issue , big or small, with your joke. :)





    I see what you did there. :)

  18. bournesouprecipe on

    R’2gers will need a lot of help in listening to offers for Todd Cantwell.

  19. BELMONTBRIAN on 20TH JUNE 2024 3:50 PM



    If I have offended I have annoyed with my last post, I apologise, it was never my intention.






    My 11 year old grandson has told me more offensive jokes Brian.



    Some CHUMPS (credit BIG JIMMY) just need something to complain about. Probably not allowed to complain in the house.




  20. Prestonpans bhoys on

    BBC panel refreshingly honest on the English being shite, which is nice 😁

  21. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    Compare and contrast the pundits reaction to Kanes slack pass and a worldly finish to equalise to Ralston’s slack pass and a worldly finish to equalise 🤔

  22. Hrvatski Jim on

    In 1971 we played our home League Cup group tie against Rangers at Ibrox as our main stand was still under construction.


    New Rangers can play their home games at the away teams stadium. Precedent has been set.



    That game marked Kenny Dalglish’s first goal for us.



    I think that we beat them 3 times in close succession at the start of that season.

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