Closing the gap

Martin famously announced he only wanted to close the gap, classic mind games right at the start, but to these eyes Ange has went about closing an actual gap.
Specifically, the gap between the first and second choice players in each position.

 

Over the last year, an actual squad has been assembled. Most Celtic managers have their first choice eleven then a visible drop off in quality, Peter should shoulder most of the recent blame in this regard.
Ange looks to have turned that around through clever squad churning allied with his fantastic eye for a player.

 

Opening fixture of the Champions League I expect the lineup to be,,,
Hart
Bernabei
Jenz
CCV
Juranovich
Mooy
Calmac
O’Riley
Maeda
Jota
Kyogo

 

The new guys passed the usual Ange eyeball test and therefore have been deemed good enough to play for the first team (why wouldn’t you assume that given the success rate?) so I believe most would accept that as our strongest starting eleven.
Which leaves,,,
Seigrist
Taylor
Starfelt
Welsh
Ralston
Ideguchi
Hatate
McCarthy
Johnson
Abada
G-Mak (Garry coined that, RIP brother)
to ease the burden post top table Champions League games which statistically hold a better chance for opposition teams. That reads like a first team in itself, many SPL managers would play that starting eleven if given the choice, most never get near that quality of player.

 

We’ve reached the stage there’s not much of a gap in quality between perceived first choice and squad players. Ange being Ange, theres no sentiment involved and every position is there to be won,,last season some such as G-Mak did fully grasp the opportunity. Maeda hussled Abada out of a starting slot.
Such things happen. Especially when you’ve good players filling the squad.
Competition is healthy as they say.

 

The best squad usually wins the league, an acknowledged footballing fact, and to these eyes, we have the best squad in the land. Keeping the team playing at a consistent level is obviously easier when all squad members are in or around the same level. When most are, those who aren’t stick out like sore thumbs.
At this moment in time, I don’t see any ‘sore thumbs’ in or around the first team squad. Nor do I envision any.

 

We watched the Odsonne, Kris Ajer and Ryan Christie positions upgraded last summer, then more upgrading took place in January. Most years young starlet Abada wouldn’t lose his starting position, he and James would have been considered enough cover for the right wing slot.
Who would have imagined an undroppable left winger coming in, forcing the existing wonderkid onto the opposite flank?
Now that’s true competition, players having to adapt in order to play, having had their own berth taken by the new bhoy.

 

The battle to become the automatic starting striker was exciting last season, I lean towards the Greek as he’s more of an all round goalscorer, but thon Japanese lad has magic in them boots sometimes. He’s a joy to watch on his day, I suspect he is Ange’s preferred starter for the extra work rate he offers, but I don’t think he’ll get the nod in every CL group stage match. Those two pushing each other on is priceless.

 

The January Japanese trio had a legitimate excuse for tiredness, and it was generally accepted they helped us over the line but the best is yet to come, after a well deserved rest.
Well that short five weeks has come and gine, rest times over and it’s time for the serious stuff. Two of our four Japanese players have transitioned into first choice, one (Hatate) sits on the edge of the first team while Guchis Celtic career hasn’t really started.
The two on the fringes have their compatriots leading the way, showing them how to trailblaze their way into the starting eleven by way of serious work rate alongside a good footballing brain.
This season is their opportunity to become serious Celtic players in their own right, I don’t get the feeling they are happy to simply hang around and pick up wage, these guys want to play. They’ll get their chance, there’s a lot of football ahead.

 

Young Master Taylor won’t be happy some foreign whippersnapper showed up and stole his position. He’s more knowledgeable of the local game, a bit bigger and stronger, knows what Ange wants, and frankly he works his balls off when given the opportunity.
Bernabei has competition.
The pressures on him to perform now, a solid backup in the wings usually helps to add focus. A smallish pricetag doesn’t scream automatic starter either.
There will be a battle for the starting left back berth, alongside most others.
Thats a real good sign, and offers good portent for the upcoming campaign.

 

Battles on the pitch, personal battles off it, not to mention the battle of trying to be competitive at Europe’s top table.
Bring it on.

By Mahe
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JimmynotPaul

Mahe.
Good article, interesting to see it laid out like that
I would think Jamesie would be ahead of Mikey, in second 11,though.
I’m hoping Mikey goes out on loan and gets proper game time, he needs it.
Turnbull has to be in squad of 22.
I also think Hatate will be in starting 11, more often than not.
Great food for thought, though, thank you.

A thing of beauty

Good article Mahe. I think we are all excited for the season ahead. Most pundits in the know seems to say the second season of Ange is always better than the first but the problem is the first was so good. I watched some highlights from last season yesterday as I had some time and for the sheer emotion of a season it will be hard to top. We also have to take into account how the players will react to being favourites now. Will they handle the pressure? They seemed to handle it from ibrox onwards when we went six clear. I was a nervous wreck. Will players get too comfortable and think they’ve nothing to prove now. Will heads be turned by mooted bids from foreign shores? I know I’ve been told to calm down about the friendlies and I may be seeing things because of confirmation bias but juranovic has been so lax at times in pre season. Let’s hope he gets his mojo back and settles down. Can’t blame the guy for looking for a move to a club like athletico madrid but if he’s not doing it for us he’ll not get the move. That also ties in nicely with your point about the squad. If players are not focused they’ll be out the team and if they’re out the team they’ll not be going to the world
Cup so that should focus a few minds.
I’d still like to see a big vic type CDM but it’s been said often enough, we have to trust Ange. He said yesterday we are still working behind the scenes to get some in and some out. In my opinion 3 of the outs should be Ajeti, McCarthy and Johnstone. The problem is they’ve been so far out the picture who would want them.
Over the road the Huns are strengthening their squad and it will be close again. We need to be ready to deal with them, the referees and also the come down of playing champs lge on a Wednesday and maybe getting scudded then having to go to the likes of Dingwall on the Saturday. Huge challenges this season but it’s almost time to strap in for the ride. It’ll be worse than any Pepsi max rollercoaster that Auldheid has been on😂😂

A thing of beauty

JNP,
Good spot about turnbull. He is in the match day squad every week I would say.

Twisty
Jobo Baldie

Good morning, friends and Happy Matchday. Come on! Let’s be ‘avin you!!
https://youtu.be/NiC679ASOyA

Prestonpans bhoys

ATOB says ‘In my opinion 3 of the outs should be Ajeti, McCarthy and Johnstone. The problem is they’ve been so far out the picture who would want them.’

Absolutely bang on moreover the salary they are on will also dissuade suitors.

16 Roads

Awake early, shocking hangover.
Reading back over the previous few days Sentinel Celts there has been most enjoyable.
Thanks to Mahe, Bobby M,SeS and everyone who has contributed with comments, music posts etcetera.

Only got the taste for Guinness over the past six months – couldn’t stand the stuff before.

Had 7 pints of Guinness,3 Black Bush and a glass of white wine over the course of a day, yet feeling rough as toast! 🤔

Have to blame the stout, sorry to say.

Anyway, back to the blog – wrecking the brain, thinking.

The goalkeepers – we have really been blessed, impossible to decide which one was best , wish MON had either one of Artur,FF , Craig or Joe Hart.
Saying that let bygones be bygones,Rab Douglas was and still is a gentleman.

The problem trying to select a best Celtic XI from the past 20 years – yer stumped right away trying to decide who gets number one spot.

Neil Lennon somehow managed to defeat what is arguably the greatest club side in history.
People are claiming that this current Celtic side is missing a quality,defensive midfielder – Vic67 would have been the answer for sure – imperious against Barca.

HH. 🍀🏆

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From JOBO re Player of the Year

*** PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2022-23 ***
**COMPETITION STARTING ON 31 JULY**
I’ve been encouraged to relaunch something that I used to do under the umbrella of CQN – an exercise to determining the Player Of The Year for the forthcoming season in real time. No end of season nominations but instead a game by game voting system.
My idea hasn’t changed and certainly isn’t rocket science – I will simply collate each of your individual opinions on who our best 3 players are on a game by game basis. You don’t need to decide which player was best, next best etc. Instead, just decide which 3 players (in no particular order) impressed you most for any given match. All three of your nominations will then have received a ‘vote’. I then tally up the total votes from everyone who takes part for that match and the player who gets the highest votes gets the Man Of The Match award and earns 5 JOBO POINTS. The runner up will get 4, next gets 3, then 2, then 1.
Of course, you don’t need to worry about the detail. All you have to do is nominate 3 players.
And how do you vote? Simply by sending me an email to SENCELPOTY@GMAIL.COM . You don’t have to explain your thinking or make specific detailed comments. All I need is an email from you, short and sweet along the lines of “Hi, for the Aberdeen game my 3 picks are Auld, Chalmers and Lennox”. And neither do you have to vote after every single game – just the ones that you actually attend or watch. Your votes remain confidential – unless you decide to mention on the blog or elsewhere who you went for. But there will be no leaks from me, I promise!
For each game voting opens after the final whistle and remains open until 10.00pm the following evening. I’ll do my best to then tally up the votes and post the results on here usually before 10.30pm.
For the first few games I’ll stick out regular reminders on the blog as each game comes around. You don’t need to sign up or commit to anything, and you don’t need to vote on every game (please just do so for those games that you actually see the whole 90 minutes!). Also, there’s absolute zero cost involved although, equally there are no prizes on offer!
Absolutely anyone is welcome to join in, whether you post on here, post elsewhere or just lurk. And feel free to encourage friends, family etc to join in too, whether regularly or just after certain games. Remember everyone’s opinion is equally valid and everyone’s votes carry the very same weight. If anyone wants to mention or promote this on any other sites I’m absolutely fine with that – copy and paste till your heart’s content! The game by game results will only be posted on Sentinel Celts but, again, I’ve no problem if they are then copied elsewhere.
This is really just a wee bit of fun to maybe give us another topic to discuss as the weeks go on. And I think that it gives a much fairer, real time assessment of how players are performing rather than just looking back at the year end. As the competition develops, I expect to notice certain trends – maybe players that didn’t catch the eye early season then developing into regular vote winners and vice versa.
So the competition will cover every competitive first team game during season 2022-23 starting with our Flag Day visit from Aberdeen.
Finally, if anyone has any other thoughts, ideas or just wants to check their email works please feel free to contact me at SENCELPOTY@GMAIL.COM . You might get an ‘automatic reply’ but I’ll try and send a more personal one over the coming days.
Thanks for reading this far.
Jobo

The king

Hatate on his game.is our best player.and in my opinion I’d grab the money if it was offered for juranovic.no a big fan.

St tams

Morning all, looking forward to the game today.

Thought provoking article Mahe.
I would personally have Hatate in for O’Riley.
I’m also not convinced that Bernabei is the strong defensive fullback that we were needing, but certainly looks impressive going forward.
Would still like to see a young mobile defensive mid
brought in.
Agree with PB that we move on Ajeti, Johnston and Mccarthy

CFC

Morning

I wouldn’t get to hung up about starting 11’s
Ange has repeatedly said we’ll be playing 60 plus games this season, so the starting 11 will inevitably change game on game. We’ll be lucky to see the same line-up appear a couple of games in a row. Particularly in demanding midfield roles where players of high quality will compete for three places.

I’d say what we have is a very fluid squad, with the sum of each individual’s attributes complimentary to the whole.

JF and DT are way ahead of MJ and JMcC in a second 11.
I’d go as far as to see if Fleetwood were interested in taking MJ on loan as his last chance
Saloon.

As Ange has hinted we may see another one or two incoming, to change the picture again.

Opening fixture of CL is Sept 6/7 so plenty of time for personnel changes.

A thing of beauty

Jobo,
Looking forward to the player of the year competition on sentinel celts. As you correctly state it will give a better result as to who really is out most consistent performer. It’s easy to pick Jota at the end of the season because his skilfu moments stick in the memory or even a Calmac because he is a 7 every week so you stick him in. I’ll be interested to see the result. I appreciate the effort that goes into these projects and that includes the naps competitions as well, even if that one just give me an excuse to waste more money!!

Auldheid

Aw Naw

“but if it stops selling shares to fund the playing squad that would be a massive change” it specifically doesn’t. That’s why it was introduced. To stop discrimination against those who wish to invest in the club. As long as it’s not a soft loan. I.e shares need to be issued and with futures and options involved that’s a difficult thing for an association nevermind our hand shakers to trace. Deliberately so. The Rangers model fits into it perfectly. Its UEFA competition entry regulations we are talking about here and the SFA are just the associated member the agent if you will. UEFA don’t want Al Caponed. UEFA are just reigning in the crooks with regards external visibility. I.e reducing it. That’s what Res 12 brought about. Thick as thieves etc.
==/===
What is interesting here is we both might be guilty of confirmation bias based on our different perspectives of human behaviour.

The investment section in the new rules is separate from the limitation on squad spending but the squad spending referred to does not specify what is counted as football income. That section also mentions investment being intended to develop players of their own as opposed to buying talent other clubs have developed.

Given UEFA”s experience with Man City and PSG and the outcry from the likes of Man Utd , Tottenham Arsenal etc then I dont see UEFA bowing over to the 2 clubs backed by oil money.

Even if it frees the protesting clubs to attract investment the game is no longer football but who can find the richest investor. Look at the transformation in Manchester for the impact of oil investment.

You may be correct of course but our possible confirmation bias leaves room for uncertainty and I’ll be looking for legal comments on the impact of the new rules, as should Celtic of course if our current affordability policy puts the business at a disadvantage to our nearest rivals.

Perhaps a question for the AGM or earlier.

McCaff

Morning all…a very good article this morning Mahe highlighting our strength in depth. A part of me worries, like ATOB, that our expectations were perhaps met last season and this season could be so much harder! But, I cannot wait for the season to start proper, last season reignited our passion for playing fitba the proper Celtic way. Enjoy the game today if you’re going, I’m heading to Edinburgh to do some wedding outfit shopping with the missus and the girls whilst the wee man gets an opportunity to catch up with his cousin from Ireland who’s over for the weekend and going to the game!

fan

Personally don’t think any of our midfielders should be guaranteed a place.
We have a plethora of talent in that area but we do not have a good balance as yet.
Everyone has their favorite individuals but at times we are found wanting in the midfield area with too many spaces left for opponents to exploit.
The big tough Vic Wanyama type is often mooted but what we really require is positional sense, game shape and savvy.
Neil Lennon was a limited footballer but his talent was maximized due to our midfield make up.
A more compact side with players we have would see a huge improvement defensively.
We also need to learn that holding position and forcing opponents to non threatening areas is better than overcommitting on tackles due to poor positional choices that often leaves us wrong side of opponents in dangerous areas.

GER57

JJ is a class act. Sometimes he gets caught up the park and leaves our right wing exposed. Ange wants him up the park, so we must expect a few turnovers.
If a good offer comes in from A Madrid, we’ll take it and hopefully have time to buy a replacement. Good though he is, Anthony needs back up at RB.
I agree that there’s no such thing now as a 1st XI. It’s a squad game with 5 subs per side. Throw in a couple of injuries and suspensions and you’re looking at a squad of 23/25, any of whom can be called into action at short notice. I don’t think we’re quite there yet, but the progress is clear to me and I’m content. Ange must be a formidable operator behind the scenes to have made such changes so quickly.
Only a week to go now. C’mon the Hoops.

McCaff

Plagarising Paul Larkin here but…whoever thought it was a good idea to replace McGrory, McStay, Johnstone, Tully, Murdoch, Auld and Hay with the new banners at Celtic Park should be made to hand wash the auld dirty ones and put them back up!! FFS…a distinct lack of imagination, heritage and legacy!!
https://twitter.com/paullarkin74/status/1550727247262269440?cxt=HHwWgICyyeONpYUrAAAA

fan

McCaff
Only surprise being our board did not replace our legends with Old Firm banners.
After all it’s their true passion.

McCaff

It’s a good point Ger57, as is yours Fan. We still have a lot of work to do to tighten up our overall defensive game. But you cannae help but love the forward play, last season was sensational at times.
Re the gaps that JJ and esp. Taylor are guilty of leaving, it’s the job of the right or left mid to tuck in when they’re forward…it seldom happens as it’s supposed to!
ps mibbe it’s just like boys’ fitba – they all want a piece of the action without doing the shit stuff at the back!! 😉

Auldheid

GFTB
Auldheid 11.04pm

What do you think personally about Hibs getting penalised for a player not being registered correctly ?

Same happened to Albion Rovers a few years back, and many other “smaller” clubs

When no other clubs complain about the rules being applied differently to any entity from the Govan area surely the Celtic board realise not one other club is interested in … “fair play”

Am not standing up fior the board but why does not one other club complain ?

I do realise the Res 12 was about the SFA but many Celtic fans now use it as a Celtic issue

Am mystified why other clubs let the Huns get away with it …
==$==
In response to your last sentence the answer is co dependency. Fear of the consequences of Rangers not continuing in Scottish football because their existence depended on the income received as result of there being a Rangers.

What LNS in effect said is Rangers only broke administration rules. From memory LNS said ” whilst there is no question of dishonesty individual or corporate” when in fact evidence of dishonest intent I.e the DOS ebts” in shape of HMRC correspondence was kept from him, deliberately imo, so he could hide behind plausible deniability. Nor did he consider SDM’s own admission that ebts gave Rangers wage competitive advantage that ould not have been provided, according to the reasons for his Decision.

Such evidence was passed to SPL and Celtic via The Scottish Football Monitor by myself in 2014 but as you say Res12 was a time consumer so it was left with SPL and Celtic to pursue. The former passed the info to SFA and Celtic kept silent until the Supreme Court ruled which overturned another justification of LNS that all clubs were free to arrange their own tax affairs within the law as suited them, but the Supreme Court deemed ebts as used by Rangers were not within the law.

Celtic did write to SFA in 2017 after CW trial revealed more about the DOS liability (the wee tax case) and the SC decision but SFA had obtained QC advice to shut down further investigation into LNS.

They did concede the wee tax case /Res12 required further investigation but that too was shut down in May 2020.

The reason behind both failures to bring out the truth I believe is that had it come out it would have been impossible to allow Rangers to continue as Rangers in any form because they had defrauded, a criminal act, Scottish football for nigh on 10 years.

As I said at the start smaller clubs were co dependent on the crumbs from the Rangers table for their survival but because football is an interdependent industry, it needs competition, Celtic could not afford smaller clubs to go to the wall either, so the 5WA came into existence with Celtic’s full knowledge and Celtic would argue that was in the Company’s interest in 2012 and did argue against pursuing proper investigation at subsequent AGMs without ever justifying why and indeed lying to shareholders in their eyes to protect Scottish football and so Celtic.

I can understand that but would find it easier to accept and forgive if there were reassurances Celtic would never again allow themselves to be put between a rock and a hard place.

I wish our supporters would seek the same.

CFC

The Ange plan is that as JJ / GT move forward JH
comes out his box pushing CCV CS forward and wide.

Our midfield three are already high up the pitch and huge gaps appear.

A positionally aware midfield should cover.
Do we really need to force play with 8 outfield players 30 metres from the opposition goal?

In some games the whole play might end up compressed in the opponent’s half with JH in the centre circle!

GFTB

McCaff 2.48am

Just turned 52 …

But still act like a 15yr old

Young at heart

Stupid in the mind

Looking forward to us playing today although won’t take anything from the game but would appreciate a few goals from the bhoys … first time since 1999 or something that both Glasgow clubs have kicked off at the same time against different opposition in the same city … I never bet against Celtic and never will, but Pukki (if playing) is probably a cert to convert a penalty today 🙂

McCaff

GFTB…a few years older than me then! I only remember McStay from VHS! 🤣🤣🤣
JNP.. if you’re lurking – keep your nose out of it!! 🤣🤣🤣

Gordon64

For the record this will be the FIRST time ever that Celtic and ‘The Rangers’ have ever kicked off at the same time HH 🍀

Jobo Baldie

So, for those of us luck enough to see todays game if anyone fancies taking part in a Trial Run for the POTY thing I’d be pleased to collate the results.
So, in short, watch today’s game, decide which 3 players impress you most, then stick the 3 names in an email to SENCELPOTY@GMAIL.COM
Today’s scores won’t count towards the actual competition. Just a pre-competotion friendly to check everything works.
Hail Hail

McCaff

What about the last time they played each other, G?

Gordon64

McCaff 😜 PedanticCSC 🍀

GFTB

Auldheid 11.02am

Cheers for the reply and your explanation is the same view as mine …

Sadly sport is rigged in one form or another and teams will turn a blind eye if they think for one minute it will effect their income

Hibs, Motherwell, Queen of the South and many other teams were denied European windfalls/places but am afraid this stuff is in every business … not trying to take the blog away from the football just asked because of the Huns stuff this week

Keep up the good fight … but although many totally agree with you the vast majority don’t care and just want Celtic to win … even European teams (Jon Dahl Tomasso / Malmo) know the Huns situation but nothing will ever get done …. Sadly sport is corrupt

Anyhow … game day

Mon the hoops 🍀

jimthetim53

“Celtic did write to SFA in 2017 after CW trial revealed more about the DOS liability (the wee tax case) and the SC decision but SFA had obtained QC advice to shut down further investigation into LNS.”

I wonder who the QC was. Donald Findlay by any chance? Or one of his pals!

GFTB

McCaff 11.12am

I think the “first time since 1999 they have played different opposition at 3.00pm” covered the playing each other part 🙂 🙂

McCaff

Sorry Gordon, you coulda phrased it better is all. 😁
GFTB…different G! 😁
Off to Edinburgh noo…wish me luck! Enjoy the game and your day, Bhoys!! HH

GFTB

My reply to Aikdheid my auto correct changed “Hibs stuff this week” to “Huns stuff this week” even my phone thinks the Huns are still up to no good

G64 … “the rangers” is a fair point

But still the first time the same fans will be in Glasgow toon at the same kick off time

Jobo count me in for your trial run 👍

Offski breakfasts to make and coupons to pick

McCaff …. Far too many Gs about

A thing of beauty

Fan,
I totally understand it’s about the positioning of the midfield more than the tackling that’s important but in my memory big vic could do both. We need some physicality in the team IMO or we’ll get run over by the Huns. We also need a bit more height some where in the team to defend set pieces. CCV and Starfelt did well last season and G-Mak helped out too but another 6 ft plus unit would not go amiss. I fear we’ll be camped in the opposite half 90% of the time and one mistake to give the ball away at the edge of their box will result in a goal at our end. It’s honestly scary stuff watching it at times and now that Hart is 10 yards further forward it’s kamikaze stuff.
Oh well at least I’ll not be saying I’m bored watching this shit as I have done in the not too distant past 😂😂

Auldheid

GFTB

It’s more than sport that is corrupt for the same reason. Nobody cares until it hurts.

Auldheid

ATOB

I would like more height too.

I Jenz plays as well as he speaks he might help in that area.

fan

ATOB
I have written before that i think Ange has recognized the gap from front to back is too large due to defense retreating too quickly.
Hart playing higher i believe is an attempt to force defenders further forward compressing space.
The defense seem worried about getting caught for lack of pace.
Maybe Jenz has more height and speed and why brought in?
Only time was bored watching Ange’s team was first two games against Livvi when we resorted to side to side crap.

Auldheid

JTT 11.15

It wasnt. I forget his name and SFA removed his report at the time that justified no further action from their web site.

As I recall he made an oblique reference to what might have been the HMRC corres stating Rangers had acted either fraudulently or negligently but dismissed its relevance.

He might not have been Findlay but his job was to protect SFA from enquiry.

This is why an indepent review of SFA like that done by Tracy Crouch on English FA is needed in Scotland.

I hope to come back to that issue in about 2 weeks.

Awe Naw

Auldheid,

as you already know any organisation that is unaccountable eventually becomes embroiled in “power, corruption and lies”. It´s human nature. FIFA/UEFA is the epitome of such an organisation. Unlike most democratic governments who are only accountable on election day. The only thing UEFA fears is losing it´s own influence as a considered legitimate impartial organisation and it´s also not too bothered about the illegal stuff, see accountability, See Qatar (Thank you Brian Quinn) and see Mafia. Everything you hear or read about UEFA is spin including all their own statutes which are only adhered to when UEFA choses. See Qatar. To expect them to behave in any honourable fashion is madness.

We need to entirely forget about looking for solutions within UEFA and embrace wholeheartedly the ESL.

https://youtu.be/Ux1Za8Wmz_s

jimthetim53

Totally agree re. Tracey Crouch. I won’t hold my breath for it happening in Scotland. Douglas Ross perhaps? LOL 🙂

Awe Naw
Bigrailroadblues

In the Tolbooth for a cocktail or two before me and thelurkintim stroll up to Paradise. It’s a hard life.

Sol Kitts

BRRB
You are to be congratulated for the effort you put in.😂😎🍺

Sol Kitts

Clubs whose players are in World Cup squads in Qatar will receive a compensation payment of US$8530 per player per day, from 2 weeks before the start of the tournament till the day after their country is eliminated.
At the 2018 tournament, Celtic received $837100 and with us having more players involved this time, should easily receive in excess of $1.2million. All I want is for none of them to come back injured.

The Real McCoy

Looking forward to a lazy Saturday afternoon 🙏🏻
Twisty’s naps and my nags 🐎 and , of course, —
CELTIC 🍀

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sEL_17vl08M

V
NORWICH 🇬🇫

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2gNrOdmXkKo

AlanPartridgeCSC 💚💛

Jobo Baldie

Doors to automatic. Maybe see some of you at The Corner 😁

@McCaff when you see this P…M gave me your number mate look forward to meeting you next Sun..
our bus parks in front of J.S. stand. i will be the one in green and white 67 replica strip lol
H.H

Bigrailroadblues

Sol Kitts, it’s absolutely effortless mate. 😂😂🍺🇮🇪

Auldheid

Aw Naw

I’m not relying on UEFA who need to keep clubs on board but the same human nature as signalled by the clubs I mentioned eg Man Utd etc to prevent clubs like Man City from taking all the spoils.

Selfishness takes over when the lack of integrity causes pain to those who feel unfairly dealt with as a consequences of others selfishness.

The eternal battle between right and wrong being played before our eyes globally which forces us to rethink what is right and what is wrong.

I say eternal meaning up to now.

I hope we have not gone down too far on the wrong path as a species and the growing global consciousness that can pierce as well as propagate lies , will put a brake on the handcart to hell on which humanity is heading unless it makes right choices in days to come.

A thing of beauty

Fan,
As regards Jens, have a wee look at Celtic by numbers site where he breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the new boy. He also provides a link to hail hail 67 podcast where Hamish carton speaks to a Swiss football guy and they talk also about the attributes and reasons for signing him. One thing that seems to be a concern is the lack of pace and slow on the turn though his large stride may get him out of bother. We’ll see how it pans out but Welsh and ccv start today so may not be for a while yet.
They all reckoned he is young enough to get better and would benefit from working with Ange.

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