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Re: January window
« Reply #260 on: January 15, 2019, 12:32:09 PM »
Any club who sells their best player in the January window is more interested in money than success.
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Re: January window
« Reply #261 on: January 15, 2019, 12:32:20 PM »
I call it out as shyte

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Re: January window
« Reply #262 on: January 15, 2019, 12:42:51 PM »
I call it out as shyte

Inside knowledge or wish list?
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Re: January window
« Reply #263 on: January 15, 2019, 12:59:06 PM »
I call it out as shyte

Agreed.
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Just don't believe it
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Re: January window
« Reply #264 on: January 15, 2019, 12:59:40 PM »
If Stewart comes back we’ll have GS, GS, and GMS in the same team. Too many G’s and too many S’s - It just won’t work.
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Re: January window
« Reply #265 on: January 15, 2019, 01:05:47 PM »
If Stewart comes back we’ll have GS, GS, and GMS in the same team. Too many G’s and too many S’s - It just won’t work.

Can never have too many G's. G's are good, G's are great.

Too many S's is a concern. Sam. Scott (M). Shay. Stevie. Scott (W) and no doubt others.
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Re: January window
« Reply #266 on: January 15, 2019, 01:11:13 PM »
I call it out as shyte

I want to agree.
Looking at the various "news" outlets on Newsnow, the only talk of this being a possibility is from celtic based websites who have as much insider knowledge as most folk on here.

I'd be fucking furious if we did sell our "prize asset" to a rival as well.

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Re: January window
« Reply #267 on: January 15, 2019, 01:13:18 PM »
Inside knowledge or wish list?

Knowledge of how the weegie press works (brother does match reports for associated press). Any big signing at the arse cheeks is preceded by a tip off to all the papers (Herald, Retard, Evening Times) so that a reporter and photographer can be on site to snap the scarf being raised aloft for the next edition. Prior to this the online versions will be updated with a wee teaser "New defender*/midfielder*/striker* expected for smelly huns*/plastic Paddies*"
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No such update is on the retard. If McKenna were indeed at the Brendanbeu they would be all over it

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Re: January window
« Reply #268 on: January 15, 2019, 01:15:36 PM »
Any club who sells their best player in the January window is more interested in money than success.

Or they're just pragmatic? If it meant investing in a good left back, a decent attacking midfielder and a decent winger, then I'd sell McKenna in January. The sums we are talking about for McKenna (and I don't believe the ones touted in Jan) would be worth several seasons' prize funds, so it's not about money v success. Retaining McKenna isn't going to be the difference between us finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd, but not having a left back, some decent supply and a finisher might. I'm pretty certain that we could assemble a team to beat the huns and tims without McKenna in it, but we certainly won't do it with the existing first 11. The Tims cashed in on Dembele when they could. If they'd held onto him for longer, there was a huge risk that they could lose a lot of his value for little return. It's about positioning yourself in the wider game and understanding the correct balance between letting players move on and associated detriment to the team. For the right amount of cash we could let McKenna go and be no more or less succesful because of that (if re-invested to a smaller degree).

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Re: January window
« Reply #269 on: January 15, 2019, 01:27:13 PM »
for once i am going to agree with rico
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Re: January window
« Reply #270 on: January 15, 2019, 01:29:46 PM »
I agree about selling him if the offer is big enough. I actually wouldn't have a problem selling him to Celtic as long as it was a pure cash offer (no throwing in Hendry or Hayes as partial makeweights......i do not want either of them) of £8million or over. Ideally prefer him to go south, but it would certainly be in our interest to have 2 or more clubs entering a bidding war for his services. He's by no means the finished article yet and still very prone to dropping almighty clangers.....

Of course I'm basing my opinion on the board allowing at least £3 million for DM to go out and get us at least 3 other players (replacement CH, left back and number 10). The cynicist in me says he would get £1 million and the rest siphoned off to pay for Kingsford phase 2....

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Re: January window
« Reply #271 on: January 15, 2019, 02:15:53 PM »
I just don't think mckenna is interested in celtic 2bh. 
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Re: January window
« Reply #272 on: January 15, 2019, 03:16:39 PM »
Being linked with Jaden Brown, a young left back who has just signed for Huddersfield from Spurs. England u19 international. Large pinch of salt though as it may have originated from Agent Kevin, even though it’s being quite widely reported now.
Can you blame the man for going out of his mind temporarily?

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Re: January window
« Reply #273 on: January 15, 2019, 03:31:49 PM »
I just don't think mckenna is interested in celtic 2bh.

He should be. No successful professional athlete wants a glass ceiling above them. Every ambitious sportsman wants to win. Aberdeen under Milne can't win the league because it's not even the goal. McInnes won't succeed because he's not capable and isn't a winner himself. Why would McKenna not want to join one of the only two teams in Scotland who are capable of winning, now that the old duopoly is back and here to stay by the looks of it?

No person - in sport or otherwise - would turn down the chance to treble or quadruple their income.


These comments, whilst true, do NOT add weight to the rumour of Celtic being in for McKenna, the origin of which is unknown (to me).
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Re: January window
« Reply #274 on: January 15, 2019, 04:31:43 PM »
Ok think I can shed some light on the whole Celtic/McKenna shyte from earlier......

It appears Mr McKenna allowed himself to be pictured with the driver of a taxi he was about to get into earlier today in Glasgow. Cannot confirm where in Glasgow but presume the airport having not long arrived back from Dubai.

Anyway this must have been witnessed by some Dhimwit, who, as anyone naturally would ( :hammer:), assumed that the only place in Glasgow that could be his destination was Celtic Park.....and promptly took to twitter/text/smoke signals to inform all his wee jakey pals. Thus he became the credible source so often alluded to in the ensuing bhollocks story.

I can not so exclusively reveal that McKenna's actual destination was Heart Radio, where as I write he is taking part in the "Drivetime Show" and no doubt is fielding requests from the Great Glasgow public for such popular hits as "Fields of Athenry" and that great dubstep choon "No Pope of Rome"

Happy fucking days.....

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Re: January window
« Reply #275 on: January 15, 2019, 05:01:43 PM »
I posted that in a rush, apologies for not getting my point across better.  What I meant, rocket, is that I suspect Mckenna has his eyes on a bigger prize. Why go to celtic when you will earn 30k tops and be tied to a 5 year deal when you could go to England and not only earn triple that but play in a much better league for one's development?  When celtic came sniffing in the summer he didn't seem at all fussed that afc dinghied the bid.
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Re: January window
« Reply #276 on: January 15, 2019, 05:34:28 PM »
I agree tig. If he had any ambition at all he should be targeting better than Celtic, although they could be a useful stepping stone as he's not ready for the higher levels in my opinion. Getting picked for his country is another big feather in his CV so if Celtic did table a bid, AFC would tell the world, protract the negotiations and then someone else might come in with a bid that we really can't afford to ignore. Then we can concentrate on trying to get 3rd or 4th place in the league.
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Re: January window
« Reply #277 on: January 15, 2019, 09:13:36 PM »
I agree tig. If he had any ambition at all he should be targeting better than Celtic, although they could be a useful stepping stone as he's not ready for the higher levels in my opinion. Getting picked for his country is another big feather in his CV so if Celtic did table a bid, AFC would tell the world, protract the negotiations and then someone else might come in with a bid that we really can't afford to ignore. Then we can concentrate on trying to get 3rd or 4th place in the league.
I think Celtic will be wary of that 2bh, they have been humiliated over the John McGinn affair and not getting McKenna would be even more embarrassment which they really don't want right now.  It just seems to me that McKenna is happy to stay till the summer (when he will surely move on).  If a richer side comes in with 8 plus and 20% sell on in january then fair enough he will likely be sold but I just have the feeling McKenna doesn't want to stay in Scotland.... and nor should he as he has the potential to be a really top end CH.    I do disagree slightly at the level he could go to though and think he could get a regular game with a lower to mid level prem side.   Bournemouth would probably be a really good for him given the manager and the opportunity to play (their defence isn't the best). Personally I would like to see him go abroad though  and in particular to Italy given how well they do defending but that's highly unlikely to happen. 
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Re: January window
« Reply #278 on: January 15, 2019, 10:04:50 PM »
McKenna is saying all the right things and appears quite a sensible guy. I think he stays with us until the summer at least and I really don't see him staying in Scotland. I think he has to look at someone like Andy Robertson or Ryan Fraser and shoot for a lower level Premier team. Even Van Dijk is worth considering. Get to any of the bottom 10 team in the Premiership then ideal a move to one of the top 10. I'd say 8-10 million plus 20% sell on, 30-40 million in two or three years!!

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Re: January window
« Reply #279 on: January 16, 2019, 06:57:41 AM »
Just read Shinnie to sign a pre contract with Wigan.

It does appear he is off and cannot really blame him as the money will be well in excess what we can afford, but still be sad to see him go, if and when he does.