Timely boost as Mackay-Steven signs pre-contract


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. bournesouprecipe on

    Remember when Moonbeams used to value the Big Hoose at over £100,000,000 – as a security.

  2. Estadio



    That’s not you laughing at people with a different upbringing and cultural background, is it?



    Tut! Tut!

  3. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on




    16:57 on 16 January, 2015



    Doooooooh ……

  4. bournesouprecipe on




    The SMSM figure is made up, reckon we’ll cut a deal. We did it with Gary Caldwell from Hibs, and suspect Utd will want it done.

  5. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    Thank you, Paul67

  6. Just wondering if the cameras will be at the who owns it stadium tonight…FOCUS cameras I mean. Should be able to get some good shots of those practicing their tennis lobs or just doing something fishy.

  7. BREAKING: There’s a pitch inspection at Ibrox happening right now….to ensure the rangers still own it

  8. Estadio



    On way out, but your linking of taking the piss out of stupid ideas from a website to hatred of the Sevconians was stretching it a bit, to put it mildly.



    If you’re on later, I’ll expand if you do wish.



    Hail Hail!

  9. For those still wondering about the fish/tennis ball references. They come from Agent Monaghan 1900s foray into Hun Media posted on the last thread @10.15.


    Definitely worth a look. Evidence of some Timposters. The chicken wrap one absolutely has to be. Hard not to feel superior mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

  10. Please no scepovik tommorow, BBJ back hopefully few weeks off and the sun will have done him good.

  11. Up the Dubs


    18:12 on


    16 January, 2015



    BREAKING: There’s a pitch inspection at Ibrox happening right now….to ensure the rangers still own it







    18:08 on


    16 January, 2015





    Got her home a couple of hours ago, been a long week.







    Good news mate – wish her a speedy recovery

  13. lennon's passion on

    Mike Ashley’s Company USC has been bought from administrators Duff & Phelps by Mike Ashley’s Company Republic. mmmm. http://t.co/JSAzNYv0jk



    This man knows how to make money. Wouldn’t want to work for him though.

  14. Hilariously serious posts from FF!!





    Protest song for tonight !!






    No Mike Ashley


    No loans to sadden my eyes


    No James easdale,no sandy easdale


    You’ll never take Ibrox away..




    . ——————————————————————————–



    This is my club, belongs to you and me


    We are rangers we’re Rangers FC


    And we wont be used for Sports Direct


    We are Rangers we’re simply the best



    FC united sing a similar song and its catchy






    to meledoy of flower of scotland



    O Bill Struth,


    Whan will we see,


    Yer like again,


    That focht and dee’d for,


    Yer Rangers Football Club,


    An stuid agin him,


    Prood Mike Ashley,


    An sent him hamewart,


    Tae think again




    How about a good old fashioned ‘you’re gonna get your f*cking head kicked in’ as opposed to trying to start anything new that nobody knows the words to.




    I suggest violence instead of singing




    Tv cameras are there tonight so no sweary words and it’ll get airtime.



    Get out of our club


    Get out of our club


    Ibrox is ours


    Get out of our club







    Well Mike Ashley he was the chief


    The Brothers Grimm they were fully briefed


    And that wee traitor called Mark Hately turned his back on his own


    They want to give us a loan


    They want to steal our home


    The gravy trains over its time to go home




    to the tune of ‘Come on Eileen’



    Come on Mike Ashley


    Oh, I swear what he means (what he means)


    At this moment you mean nothing


    You in that dress


    My protests I confess


    Verge on dirty


    Oh, come on Mike Ashley





    We are Rangers – Super Rangers


    Our Board don’t like us – We don’t care –


    We hate the Easdales – Theiving Ba$t&&ds


    & they’ve both got funny hair



  15. Gerryfaethebrig on

    Gary Mackay-Steven big yes from me



    Lawellaccountant guy, really glad I missed what he typed



    This site does far too much good to be brought down to the gutter, the good guys will always outnumber the not so good, am away to do the dishes and laugh out very loud at SSB, apologies but these days it is worth listening too while doing my chores

  16. Welcome GMS. Now that’s a signing policy. I would love to see him this month and I’m sure we will. He’ll thrive with us.




  17. More breaking news. Mike Ashley hopes to open Sports Direct biggest Megastore in U.K. in Edmiston Drive. All stock will be stored in a massive warehouse near Auchenhowie.

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