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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. I will laugh tonight if the co-commentator is Ray Houghton.

     

     

     

    (Not that I will be watching unless I hear Hearts are two up)

  2. The Battered Bunnet on

    Fish and Tennis?

     

     

    I was hitherto unaware that US tennis star, Mardy Fish, has a group of fans who call themselves the Fish Heads. Presumably, they’re Tennis Groupers, as opposed to the more typical Tennis Groupies seen around the circuit.

  3. traditionalist88 on

    Philbhoy

     

    14:26 on

     

    16 January, 2015

     

    The problem with a lot of Scottish players playing for us and Scotland is that they get their heads turned by journeyman Scottish footballers playing in England’s lower divisions for 5 times what were paying them. (approx)

     

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    Englands lower divisions are struggling pretty badly and are having to reign it in with a few exceptions. It’d be great to get to the stage where a St Johnstone could hang on to a Stevie May or that anyone leaving went to only the EPL or the top top Championship clubs. Below that there is absolutely no point in moving…other than the £’s, of course.

     

     

    I’d even take issue with the top of the Championship given Daryl Murphys expolits:)

     

     

    HH

  4. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    Fish fae Marillion playin for the munters. How about Billy the Fish in goals?

     

     

    Don’t think anyone could Carp at that.

     

     

    Mind you the atmos is likely to be Tench. ( Fat Sally’s pronunciation)

  5. TLA means Thrust Lever Angle for all you commercial pilots out there.

     

     

    Best ever acronym based song is F.E.A.R. by Ian Brown out of the Stone Roses.

     

     

    For each a road

     

    For everyman a religion

     

    Find everybody and rule

     

    F### everything and rumble

     

    Forget everything and remember

     

    For everything a reason

     

    Forgive everybody and remember

     

     

    You got the fear

     

    You got the fear

     

    You got the fear

     

    You got the fear

     

    F. E. A. Are. (You got the fear)

     

    F. E. A. Are. (You got the fear)

     

    F. E. A. Are. (You got the fear)

     

    F. E. A. Are.

     

     

    Finding eternity arouses reactions

     

    Freeing excellence affects reality

     

    Fallen empires are running

     

    Find earth and reap

     

     

    Fantastic expectations

     

    Amazing revelations

     

    Final execution and resurrection

     

    Free expression as revolution

     

    Finding everything and realising

     

     

    You got the fear

  6. PeteTheBeat

     

    13:29 on

     

    16 January, 2015

     

    Any other double-barellers that have played for Celtic ?

     

     

    Marjorie Fforbes Hamilton.

     

    I think!!!!!!!.

  7. The Battered Bunnet on

    I Sevco don’t make the play offs, they’ll be langoustine in the first division for at least another season.

  8. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

     

    PAUL67

     

     

    “Huge kudos for the efforts on behalf of such a worthy organisation as Mary’s Meals.

     

     

    Malawi is one of the poorest nations in the world,and deserving of our help.

     

     

    I’ll bet that when you set this up ten years ago you would never have imagined how much money would have been raised through it. Or even as a result of it,with contributors donating to more causes than are officially pushed on the site.

     

     

    Wee Shay,for instance,and the LAST MAN STANDING competition.

     

     

    Would the lads have been able to raise a couple of thousand for the wee fella without the networking on this site? Doubt it.

     

     

    Or BRT&H with Vanessa,then the real success story of WEE OSCAR,but with the ultimately tragic ending.

     

     

    There are more,of course.”

     

     

    On behalf of Shays family and friends let me offer to all CQNers,especially Marc, our sincere thanks and appreciation for the financial help you have provided thus far to give this little guy the fighting chance he surely deserves He is progressing but has a long way to go. So a heartfelt thanks to a unique bunch of lassies and laddies Hail Hail

     

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~~++~~~~~~~~~~

     

     

    Lovely stuff,mate. Rest assured we will do our best for Shay.

     

     

    He deserves that.

  9. twentyfirstofmaynineteenseventynine on

    Jungle Jim

     

     

    Theyre apparently going to bombard the pitch with tennis balls tonight, to what end I know not. We definitely must have infiltrated FF, they really cant be that stupid, can they ?

     

     

    HH

  10. NatKnow

     

     

    14:39 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

    Anyone know if I can get a direct flight to Sicily from Scotland? And back, of course..

     

     

     

     

    Use http://www.skyscanner.net

     

     

    I think there’s one from Edinburgh.

  11. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    I can only think of the French full back who scored the winning goal against Dunfermline in the Scottish Cup Final. Didn’t he also have a double barrelled first name?

  12. Can you picture the polis searching hun fans for tennis balls before allowing them into the ground tonight?

  13. Does anyone know if there is something fishy going on at Ibrox tonight ,if there is,is it ofishall, or is it a red herring .

     

     

    The fish demand to know

  14. pedrocaravanachio67 on

    NatKnow

     

     

    14:39 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

    Anyone know if I can get a direct flight to Sicily from Scotland? And back, of course..

     

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    Should that no be “of coarse” :-)

  15. Bhoylo83

     

     

    It is a classic. Wonder if there are any other songs out there which are similarly clever.

  16. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    How about a compromise? The munters could throw fish balls. Hey presto two for one!

  17. South Of Tunis on

    natknow.

     

     

    No direct flights from Scotland to Sicily.Try Glas/ Edin to Pisa and then Catania or London ( various ) to Palermo or Catania

  18. ziggydoc1-agree,if we had bought closer to home in the last few years,we would have a better team now IMO

  19. PeteTheBeat

     

     

     

    14:43 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

     

    NatKnow

     

     

    14:39 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

    Anyone know if I can get a direct flight to Sicily from Scotland? And back, of course..

     

     

     

     

    Use http://www.skyscanner.net

     

     

    I think there’s one from Edinburgh.

     

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    Cheers mate – checked it but nothing direct by the looks of it

  20. pedrocaravanachio67

     

     

     

    14:46 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

     

    NatKnow

     

     

    14:39 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

    Anyone know if I can get a direct flight to Sicily from Scotland? And back, of course..

     

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    Should that no be “of coarse” :-)

     

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    :-)))

     

     

    Whale I never – another CQN punfest!

  21. !!Bada Bing!!

     

     

     

    14:50 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

     

    Wonder what Steve Guppy is up to these days?

     

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    Wooden outbuildings or something like that – a business with his brother.

     

     

    I may or may not have just imagined all of this in an elaborate dream…

  22. NatKnow

     

     

    Try Scyscanner website to check but i think you need to connect through London for best availability. Alitalia/AirFrance or BA

  23. South Of Tunis

     

     

     

    14:47 on 16 January, 2015

     

     

     

    natknow.

     

     

    No direct flights from Scotland to Sicily.Try Glas/ Edin to Pisa and then Catania or London ( various ) to Palermo or Catania

     

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    Ah – cheers dude!

  24. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Congrats to James Forrest for his Long Spoon article.

     

    A must, must read for all fans of all clubs.

     

     

    It targets where all the anger and focus should be directed……Hampden.

     

     

    I contend that the state of the game is bigger than individual club interests, as there is absolutely no pride in our game if we accept the corruption and incompetence of those charged with governing it.

     

     

    James’ article is what he has been building up to since he first held a crayon.

     

    Well done.

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