When boyhood fans move: Liam Shaw

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With several in the squad reluctant to extend their stay at the club beyond 2022 it was encouraging to read 19-year-old Sheffield Wednesday player, Liam Shaw’s, drive and sense of purpose at joining Celtic from 1 July.

Liam’s teenage years followed that of Kristofer Ajer, central mid-cum-central defender, I expect him to fill the latter role at Celtic.  Wednesday are considering legal options regarding this transfer, which falls into Moussa Dembele’s Fulham-to-Celtic category, which saw the player cross the border for training development compensation.  A deal within England would have cost an actual transfer fee.

Sheffield Wednesday fans are less than impressed with their club for failing to convince a fan of the club to stay.  It is a tough one, but this is modern football.  Players move, irrespective of who they support.  If they have the drive to succeed at the top of the game, childhood dreams are not going to stop them.  We have known this to our cost.

You will never hear this from a player but speak to an agent.  If the player has talent, he is moving to the best career option available.  Enjoy your final months in Yorkshire, Liam.  Lennoxtown will be  a changed place when you arrive.

 

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  1. A police officer has appeared in court charged with smashing up the toilets in Celtic Park at an Old Firm game.

     

     

    Samuel Johnstone, 28, allegedly carried out the offence and a sectarian breach of the peace at the ground on 29 April 2012.

     

     

    He made no plea or declaration when he appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court and was granted bail with the special condition not to enter Celtic Park.

     

     

    Johnstone is expected to return to court at a later date.

     

     

    A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed that the officer has been suspended from his post.

     

     

    BBC 2013

  2. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Watched a few videos / interviews of Dominic McKay, our new CEO, in his role as COO (a much more pleasant acronym) of the SRU.

     

     

    Sounds like a sharp, progressive chap.

     

     

    Very into broadening rugby’s appeal, mentioned the Scottish diaspora a couple of times in reference to broadening the reach of the Scotland rugby team (and the two professional teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow). A similar approach to the Irish and Celtic-supporting Scottish diaspora has been severely lacking for years – a good potential area for expansion.

     

     

     

    Also spoke a lot about making the match-day experience much more enjoyable for fans – long a bug-bear for many who visit Celtic Park. Mentioned better catering, entertainment, bands, etc., in the environs of Murrayfield (maybe even a Cafe-del-Almore). Similar thinking around the Celtic park environs would attract fans earlier to games – licencing laws might be a blockage to some of the benefits you see at the rugby.

     

     

    Third thing he spoke about was use of Murrafield – attracting more events to the stadium – concerts, etc. Celtic have really missed a trick in terms of usage of the ground, but it needs real development in terms of transport links to be an attractive option for concert / event goers.

     

     

    One thing noticeably lacking in any of the interviews I watched was any mention of involvement in the actual rugby teams – either national or club. That is left entirely to the sport’s professionals.

     

     

    All good as far as I can see.

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  3. WBC

     

     

    A good lawyer would tear it apart,they are a new team or not,one or the other.

  4. BGFC

     

    You cannot use a football field for concerts it ruins grass pitches, look at the mess after the Commonwealth Games the pitch was shocking, and it still isnt very good.

  5. onenightinlisbon on

    So Scott Allen says the players will want Kennedy as manager.

     

     

    Another hun who wants us to continue to suffer.

  6. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    BOURNESOUPRECIPE @ 4:11 PM

     

     

    A police officer has appeared in court charged with smashing up the toilets in Celtic Park.

     

     

    Samuel Johnstone, 28, allegedly carried out the offence and a sectarian breach of the peace at the ground on 29 April 2012.

     

     

    Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed that the officer has been suspended from his post.

     

     

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    BSR – whatever happened to Sammy?

     

     

    Is he still on the force?

     

     

     

    All – who on here has been to Sheffield?

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Keep The Faith

     

     

    We’re Not Half of Anything

  7. Back to Basics

     

    ` who on here has been to Sheffield?`

     

    I have but it was at the time of the Miners` Strike so quite a while ago.

  8. BillyBhoy1967 on

    SFTB

     

     

    As fate would have it the list of assets has just popped up on an article in the Celtic Star today!

     

     

    Fill yer boots!

     

     

    :-)

  9. UEFA never consulted on 5 Way Agreement.!

     

     

    Check https://t.co/Z8sLgqPw8p and think of the consequences, a game being run by an arrangement not approved by UEFA that is at odds the UEFA’s stance on protecting the integrity of the competitions UEFA runs.

     

    Would UEFA have approved if approached?

  10. I’ve been to Sheffield and back

     

    I’ve been to Hell and back

     

    But I’ve never been to Hull and back

  11. Billybhoy 1967

     

     

     

    Thanks that\s a useful link

     

     

    https://thecelticstar.com/the-death-of-rangers-basket-of-assets-did-charles-green-purchase-those-titles-as-he-claimed/

     

     

     

    That suggests Charlie paid £1 for the SPL share, £1 for the SFA share and £1 for the Goodwill (perhaps the only area that is overpriced). Somewhere within those 3 purchases may lie the rights to claim the titles and trophies but it is not detailed so that remains as conjecture.

     

     

    The conclusion by The Celtic Star writer is that the HMRC definition of Goodwill is “the value of the attraction to the customers which the name and reputation possesses” but that remains a stretch to say you are entitled to clai trophies and titles.

  12. NOTTHEBUS on 11TH MARCH 2021 5:05 PM

     

     

    I wasn`t aware they were playing but now that I know, I am totally with you :-)

  13. HOT SMOKED on 11TH MARCH 2021 5:14 PM

     

     

    Doesn’t sit well with me giving them any thought, whatsoever.

  14. Weebobbycollins on

    “So Scott Allen says the players will want Kennedy as manager.

     

    Another hun who wants us to continue to suffer.”

     

     

    Everyone is entitled to an opinion….

     

    At least that’s what you keep saying. Be consistent.

  15. NOTTHEBUS on 11TH MARCH 2021 5:05 PM

     

    “Sod the coefficient, I want to see these clowns humiliated tonight”

     

     

    That’s the logic that’s held this country back for more years than I care to remember!!!

     

     

    SO DO I!!! :)))) por cierto

  16. “ The Blue Knights hope to avoid liquidation, which would leave any new club arising from the current club’s carcass facing a three-year ban from European football and open to further domestic sanctions even if they retain Scottish Premier League status” 

     

     

    Sky Sports 2012

  17. BillyBhoy1967 on

    SFTB

     

     

    I’ve seen a couple of things on Twitter this week that disappointed me.

     

     

    First, UEFA congratulations on “55” and calling tonight’s team “winners of ECWC in 1972.

     

     

    Both completely at odds with the Traverso letter to our Shareholders!

  18. onenightinlisbon on

    WEEBOBBYCOLLINS on 11TH MARCH 2021 5:22 PM

     

     

    Never fails….weebobby right in, nip nip nip.

     

     

    You should change you moniker to wee bobby sweetie wife…

  19. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    DESSYBHOY on 11TH MARCH 2021 4:22 PM

     

    BGFC

     

     

    You cannot use a football field for concerts it ruins grass pitches, look at the mess after the Commonwealth Games the pitch was shocking, and it still isnt very good.

     

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    Hi DESSYBHOY

     

     

    I think, with the right preparation and management, that you can.

     

     

    Wembley, for instance, is used for large concerts regularly – surface is like a bowling green.

     

     

    Issue with the Commonwealth Games was that the surface was utilised over an extended period of time. With a concert, it is possible to cover over for only a day or two – that shouldn’t have a lasting impact.

     

     

    I think we are on our second new surface since the Commonwealth Games – here was the first one being laid after the games: https://www.facebook.com/CelticFC/posts/celtics-head-groundsman-john-hayes-talks-about-the-new-pitch-at-paradise-and-our/804631366243437/

     

     

    Just after Brendan Rodgers insisted on the new hybrid pitch being installed (2017-18 I think), it was a perfect surface.

     

     

    There was a fungal infection in the grass for a period after that, which caused problems.

     

     

    You are right though; the state of the pitch has been patchy recently. Right now it is like a ploughed field.

     

    I don’t know whether the same ground-staff are in charge now – John Hayes was the Head Groundsman for a good few years – won several awards.

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  20. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Long-shot – does anyone know of any Skoda Dealerships that have Celtic-leaning credentials / ownership?

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC