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Timely boost as Mackay-Steven signs pre-contract

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Delighted we have made the pre-contract signing of Gary Mackay-Steven.  Gary signed for Dundee United from Airdrie in 2011 as a 20-year-old and soon became a popular figure for United fans.  He has been one of several members of Jackie McNamara’s squad who has attracted attention this season and will be a loss to the former Celtic defender.

It’s all about the system

Gary is left-footed but can play on either side of the 3-behind-the-striker Ronny Deila likes to deploy.  He is industrious and has a bag of tricks that makes for a good highlights video on YouTube.

I watched him turn it on against Dundee on New Years’ Day, and fondly recall a virtuoso Scottish Cup performance at Ibrox, but I’m always reluctant to offer a recommendation on a player we’ve only seen against Celtic, or in the odd TV game.  The most encouraging part of this deal is that Celtic will have watched the player literally dozens of times – we want to get our first choice players, and we don’t want to be dependent on the recommendation of a foreign-based acquaintance.

United may consider cashing-in on the player this month, but I’m sure it won’t be for the £80k Sheffield United offered earlier this week.

This will be a timely boost ahead of tomorrow’s important game against Hamilton Accies, who I’ve watched a fair bit of this season.  They are a far better team than we thought they were went they left Celtic Park with a win in October, while their pitch provides a different challenge.

It’s as game I expect us to win but I’ll be happy when the result is in the bag.

Many thanks to everyone who booked tickets for the CQN11 St Patrick’s Night on Friday 13 March at the Kerrydale suite.  You can book at the bottom of this page, or email me if you’d like to hold a ticket, celticquicknews@gmail.com .

The event has been live for less than 24 hours and we are already well on the way to funding the school kitchen in Malawi for Mary’s Meals.

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  1. Now that GMS has signed a pre-contract the whole negotiation dynamic has changed. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him make his debut on Wednesday night after a reduced deal is agreed over the weekend. Maybe a swap deal with one of our youngsters who won’t make our first team (Twarzyk.)

  2. foghorn leghorn on

    GMS,

     

     

    After the 33 game league split, we will have to play united one more time – if* the league is tight at that point, will he play against us** and possibly cost us the league?

     

     

    * – ridiculous scenario, we will be double figure points ahead by that time

     

    ** – none of us on here know the real answer, so you are just guessing

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Blindsided by an e-mail from my poof-juice drinking big pal!

     

     

    I’ll remember that on the 14th.

     

     

    Memo to self-so will he,and he’s bliddy huge,so shut it!

  4. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    tinytim

     

     

    11:21 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

    In YOUR opinion.

  5. Gary67

     

    12:10 on

     

    16 January, 2015

     

    Now that GMS has signed a pre-contract the whole negotiation dynamic has changed. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him make his debut on Wednesday night after a reduced deal is agreed over the weekend. Maybe a swap deal with one of our youngsters who won’t make our first team (Twarzyk.)

     

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    Intelligent post, Gary!

  6. Good to hear that Newco fans are going to help the economy and the fish industry in particular. Much a change from tax dodging.

  7. So TLA. Anyone???

     

     

    Oh and by the way……The MISSING Mars robot Beagle2 has been found guess where…..Mars!!! Wisnae MISSING at all.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Estadio

  8. Good to hear from Paul and a couple of posters that the pre-contract doesn’t preclude GMS from signing in this window.

  9. Yeah auld Donnelly, show yourself.

     

    A few of us were asking after you over the last few days.

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  10. Estadio

     

     

     

    12:19 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

     

    So TLA. Anyone???

     

     

    Oh and by the way……The MISSING Mars robot Beagle2 has been found guess where…..Mars!!! Wisnae MISSING at all.

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Estadio

     

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    PMSL!

  11. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    ogilviebhoy

     

     

    Right, get yer erchie roon tae Stuart Armstrong’s sister’s hoos noo….yer work there is done ;-)

  12. They could do two protests for the price of one and just use fish balls. They could then be deployed at either venue.

  13. geordie munro

     

     

    11:52 on 16 January, 2015

     

    Philbhoy,

     

     

    I can’t see any more coming in until more move out.

     

     

    Squad is bloated as it is.

     

     

    ——-

     

    Left me with a vision of friar tuck fatties who’d raided the full fat Irn Bru fridge and ordered in chips n gravy when Ronny’s back was turned!

     

     

    ;-)

     

     

    Apropos food for champions. Guessing the traditional fish fingers on a Friday now aff the menu at murray metropolitan space park.

     

     

    HH jamesgang

  14. the long wait is over on

    Ogilviebhoy,

     

     

    The next step in your deception of the missus is to tell us if we’re going to pony up and sign him in January.

     

     

    Big test of your loyalty – Domestic Bliss or CQN Kudos?

     

     

    No contest really IMO so hurry up and spill the beans.

     

     

    Hh

     

     

     

     

    TLWIO

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