Apologies firstly for yesterday,and that the mess was allowed to continue for as long as it did. Next time,I would really appreciate a text from someone to let me know,and I will remedy it in the now time-honoured fashion.
However,events elsewhere have added to an already good week for Celtic. Two excellent debut performances from our latest tranche of Japanese superstars which included that goal on his first appearance for Maeda,as well as a Man of the Match performance from Reo were followed by the delightful news of Rangers dropping a point or two. The fact that Aberdeen’s equaliser was via a penalty added to the joy,and the dismissal of Kent was just the icing on the cake.
Broonie’s reaction was the candle on it! Brilliant,son.
Of course,once again McGregor managed to escape the early punishment due to him which could have seen his side a goal and a man down. Just the latest in a long line of Teflon men at Ibrox,he has been getting away with murder for years. I think we should let his ex referee their games-she soon found him out for what he was,I seem to recall.
But this is not a sour,despondent article,oh no. This is our welcome to signing number five of the window,and SEVENTEEN of the season. We know that our squad is bloated due to being unable to get rid of some previous bad buys,paid well above their ability and unlikely to receive that elsewhere. And the law of averages says that some of the seventeen signings since the arrival of AP quite simply will not cut the mustard at Celtic Park. I think that is unlikely in the case of Matt O’Riley.
Arriving on loan at MK Dons-or Franchise FC,to give them their proper title-as a loanee from Fulham,he soon decided that his career would progress better and faster at that club than at his parent club,who,given their status as a perennial yo-yo club,can rarely afford the luxury of blooding a youngster. That decision has paid off for him,and probably quicker than he expected. Having only seen clips of him,only read what others have been saying about him,I view him as very similar to Joe Ledley,who joined us 12 years ago and in my opinion should never have been shown the door. If I am right,if Matt shows the same qualities for Celtic as Joe did,we will have some very happy chappies and chapesses in the stands and in front of the television screens.
And while I don’t want to burden a young player with expectations or even comparisons with former favourites,I’m willing to take the chance that in this case I am right. We have Matt under contract till 2026. By summer next year,we will be looking to extend that. You heard it here first!!!
Above article by BMCUWP