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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. Virgil van Dijk telling the Dutch media that he is proud to be linked with Arsenal and believes that Celtic should talk to Arsenal.

     

     

    Call me Mr Picky, but I always thought the club holding the contract should wait for a club to approach THEM before opening discussions.

  2. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    TET,

     

     

    What are you doing on here when you have chores to get on with?

     

     

    On with the pinny, hombre.

  3. notthebus

     

    18:27 on

     

    16 January, 2015

     

    Hilariously serious posts from FF!!

     

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    Protest song for tonight !!

     

     

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    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

     

    __________________________

     

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    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.

     

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    I suggest violence instead of singing

     

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    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

     

    ______________________________

     

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    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

     

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    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

     

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    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

     

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    Awesome! Simply the awesomest.

  4. SSB reporting that an EGM has been called for at Asbestosdome -)

     

     

    Best news all week TET, take good care of her,

  5. Remember in August VVD was not included against Dundee (a) as he was p!ssed off at not getting out.

  6. I think that the pre contract scenario has not been accepted by managers in the way that it has by the purse holders at football clubs.

     

     

    The reason I raise this is because of Jackie’s mardy response to a quote from Ronny.

     

     

    This type of deal has been around fir years but it is only managers losing a player who seem to get the hump and feel ‘disrespected’

     

     

    We MON wasn’t happy when Miller did it.

     

     

    The hun at Forest wasn’t happy with Kelvin

     

     

    Hibs were not happy with us over Gary

     

     

    Seems there is an unwritten and anachronistic moral code fir managers that is clearly irrelevant as they don’t have control of budgets any more.

  7. ExSlaemuirBhoy on

    Oor country is seriously broken, watching STV News and the figures talked about for people having to use food banks is really depressing and the number is rising.

     

    Time we had a revolution. Some crazy figure bandied about that 1 % of the population has 90 % of the wealth.

     

    Revolt…ing

  8. Coneybhoy

     

    18:36 on

     

    16 January, 2015

     

    I think that the pre contract scenario has not been accepted by managers in the way that it has by the purse holders at football clubs.

     

     

    The reason I raise this is because of Jackie’s mardy response to a quote from Ronny.

     

     

    This type of deal has been around fir years but it is only managers losing a player who seem to get the hump and feel ‘disrespected’

     

     

    We MON wasn’t happy when Miller did it.

     

     

    The hun at Forest wasn’t happy with Kelvin

     

     

    Hibs were not happy with us over Gary

     

     

    Seems there is an unwritten and anachronistic moral code fir managers that is clearly irrelevant as they don’t have control of budgets any more.

     

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    Silly comments from wee Jackie

  9. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    gerryfaethebrig

     

     

    18:28 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

    So correct ….HH

  10. lennon’s passion

     

    18:39 on

     

    16 January, 2015

     

     

    Rangers then, Sevco now, Sports Direct forever

     

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    :-)))

  11. ExSlaemuirBhoy –

     

     

    Back in the 70s there was a theatre company in Glasgow called The 12/84 Theatre Company. The name was derived from the fact that 12% of the UK population owned 84% of the country’s wealth.

     

     

    Somehow a 1/90 Theatre Company doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

  12. EGM called? I’m guessing Gorgeous George Letham was told to sling his hook.

     

     

    Don’t be surprised if there’s some orc on orc violence tonight.

  13. Tom,

     

     

    pedantic I know but it was the 7:84 company. Couple of my mates acted with them…

  14. bournesouprecipe on

    Tom Mc

     

     

    Disappointed in VVD’s comments, given the club have stated he won’t be sold in this window.

     

     

    But SMSM won’t stop pushing for a quote when it comes to Celtic players and the exit door.

     

     

    Arsenal never spend money, in January.

  15. Any embra guys tell me if any pubs around Georgie road suitable for watching game.

     

     

    Tonight and Hoops tomorrow

     

     

    Nephew just texted me up in Edinburgh staying at his sisters just off Gorgie road

     

    was going to go to pub to watch game but asked me for advice.

     

     

    He sound English lived there since he was ten but is a Big Celtic fan

     

     

    I brainwashed him early doors as his da is a Murderwell fan.

  16. How apt !!!…………………………………….Orange baw the night for these 2 outfits.

  17. JonnyRambo67

     

     

     

    18:44 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

     

    EGM called? I’m guessing Gorgeous George Letham was told to sling his hook.

     

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    Wonder how long it took them, the EGM meeting being called will only speed up Ashleys plan.

  18. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    THE EXILED TIM

     

    18:08 on

     

    16 January, 2015

     

    Canman

     

     

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

     

     

    HH

     

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    Fantastic news…..!!

  19. Nat Know

     

     

    Hilarious! Come on Eileen

     

     

    Kevin Rowland from Dexy’s could not be more removed from a teddy bear than Shane McGowan

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