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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. Elbows’ desperate efforts to win a penalty tonight will surely see him nominated for a gourami award

  2. foghorn leghorn on

    KevinBhoy

     

    12:44 on

     

    16 January, 2015

     

     

    Foggy… I was of course referring to the whalefish ;)

     

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    :-)))))

  3. GMS pe-signing must mean wee jamsie oot ra door at the end of the season. No way would you have both in the same starting XI.

  4. m6bhoy

     

     

    Id say Tonev, Wakaso, Berget and Derk will be offski way before him or before he is ever considered to be flogged, both also play on opposite wings!

  5. m6bhoy

     

     

     

    12:47 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

     

    GMS pe-signing must mean wee jamsie oot ra door at the end of the season. No way would you have both in the same starting XI.

     

     

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    Codswallop ;)

  6. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    southside

     

     

    12:35 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

    Does the name of his company send a message….

     

     

    REPUBLIC …..,, added to :-

     

     

    GREEN

     

    WHITE

     

    IRELAND

     

     

    There’s a wee hint in there somewhere …….. No green straws in ipox…..never, never, never

  7. Hugh Bonkle fae Dallas on

    Should the protest go ahead will the police be fish-kettling the protest. I think we should be told.

  8. I imagine with the number of aholehole’s involved in the Ibrox Board room the Alge Eaters in the stands will none too Alooh, in fact they have likely spent so much time in the Barfish they are were and truly Barblel-ed by current goings on. These guys thought they were once the Kingfish but now they are just Orange Roughy. Come the 1st of Feb any Tims oot and about will need to watch out for the Naked-back Knifefish amongst them!

     

     

    MWD said AYE

  9. The Pantaloon Duck on

    Davidopoulos

     

    12:50 on

     

    16 January, 2015

     

    m6bhoy

     

     

    12:47 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

    GMS pe-signing must mean wee jamsie oot ra door at the end of the season. No way would you have both in the same starting XI.

     

     

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    Codswallop ;)

     

     

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    Nah, wee Jamesie will be gone. Compared to GMS, he’s too shellfish.

  10. Great signing.He is a very good wee player.Lets hope we can get him signed up now.I said yesterday,a wee bit like the Super Joe signing.

     

    Some reports on about Max Power.Seems like Brighton are in for him,and the media saying this could scupper Celtics chances!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Brighton,FFS.Relegation fodder in England.

     

    It really would be a bad day if we lost out to these nonentities.If there is any truth in the story.

     

    Where is Tony Donnelly?.

  11. the long wait is over on

    MWD

     

     

    I’m not going to take the bait and read that whole post.

     

     

    I won’t even nibble.

  12. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    weebobbycollins

     

     

    12:33 on 16 January, 2015

     

    The bigotdome is turning into an aquarium…

     

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    Sounds fishy to me, and to Jimmy Mackerelik

  13. The long wait is over

     

     

    As of last night they were still in discussions.

     

     

    I will note that GMS is very rarely excited, signing for Liverpool almost raised a smile. He spoke with our manager last night and had to be scraped off the ceiling!!

  14. The Battered Bunnet on

    Thinking of changing my moniker in solidarity.

     

     

    How about The Battered Bonito? The Battered Tunny? What do you think?

     

     

    For others, might I suggest…

     

     

    Whitebait Hunch

     

    BouillabaisseSoupRecipe

     

    Eurochubs67

     

    Setting Free The Bass

  15. m6bhoy

     

    12:47 on

     

    16 January, 2015

     

    GMS pe-signing must mean wee jamsie oot ra door at the end of the season. No way would you have both in the same starting XI.

     

     

    One right,one left playing well would be a nightmare for any defence.

     

    No chance Wee Jamesy will go.

  16. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    Sorry….been out ….what’s the ‘FISH’ connection?

  17. Lasse Vibe, get him in please

     

     

    :)

     

     

    Welcome GMS, here’s hoping we see you sooner rather than later.

     

     

    Max power, shirt seller if ever there was one!

  18. The Battered Bunnet

     

     

     

    12:59 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

     

    Thinking of changing my moniker in solidarity.

     

     

    How about The Battered Bonito? The Battered Tunny? What do you think?

     

     

    For others, might I suggest…

     

     

    Whitebait Hunch

     

    BouillabaisseSoupRecipe

     

    Eurochubs67

     

    Setting Free The Bass

     

     

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    Can I be Davidpollockoulos?

  19. Welcome GMS

     

     

    I think few posters here are correct that we may now get him before end of the month.

     

     

    Straight swap with mcgeough

     

     

    Or maybe inbetweem the 250k dun utd want.

     

     

    Ok .. onto the next signing please celtic.

  20. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar / Neil Lennon.. Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    proudbhoy

     

     

    13:03 on 16 January, 2015

     

    Dalglish

     

     

    When did he work for our old foe ?

     

    >>>>

     

    Did he not do some PR work for them before they deed

  21. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    weebobbycollins

     

     

    12:33 on 16 January, 2015

     

    The bigotdome is turning into an aquarium…

     

     

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    Is that why it was getting filled wi water the other night?

  22. proudbhoy-he was the huns ‘Worldwide Scout’ , (no laughing at the back),during Minty’s Floating Casino/ Retractable Pitch bollox.He turned up with Seb Rosenthal…..

  23. So angry at the bad-mouthing of Tesco that I have transferred my Credit Card balance to Tesco Credit Card – big bonus is 33 months 0% interest on transfers – yipee!!

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