News breaking on the commute home from work today was that Kristoffer Ajer is finally en route to Glasgow for a medical tomorrow, which begs the question: If he’s coming in, then who will be going out?
With his arrival, it looks like to have all but secured the fate of the prodigal son, Charlie Mulgrew. A good servant in my books with some memorable performances and goals. However, it looks like he has lost that edge now and looks to be on the way out with his contract his up at the end of June.
Tyler Blackett’s loan expires in the summer and despite many of us thinking that he was being sent back to Manchester United in January, he is still with the team. It’s not looking likely he will play again in the first-team, unless there is an injury crisis.
James Forrest was offered an extension when some wouldn’t have bothered. A player with bags of potential when he burst onto the scene in May 2010 and scored on his debut against Motherwell. Only two years later he was named by FIFA as one of the top players to watch in 2012. Unfortunately, wee Jamsie from Ayrshire never produced. It seems his injury proneness hindered his efforts on the pitch and has made him a Jekyll & Hyde character amongst the fans. With no decision made on the contract offer, it’s looking like he’s heading for the exit door as well.
There are massive questions of course about the management regime. Many want Ronny and co gone now, while some want to wait until the end of the season. Yes, the football on display is predictable from a fans point of view, but there have been some glimmers of hope. Deila bringing in Erik Sviatchenko is shaping up to be a good bit of business and is the centre-back we’ve been looking for since the departure of Virgil van Dijk.
Yes, we have the best resources in the league, so technically we should be walking the league, but it never happens. Will Lawwell and the rest axe Ronny? I doubt it. Ronny needs to mix things up firstly by playing two up front and adjust his tactics accordingly, then maybe we might just kill these games when we are on top for 60 minutes then die of death and end up with a draw.
The rumour of Michael O’Neill coming in is ridiculous. And also, comparing the Northern Ireland job to the Celtic job is just crazy. Along with the rumours of David Moyes. But enough about them and more about the man still in the dugout!
Get behind the manager, it’s not as bad as many make out to be. Remember John Barnes, and the fact he signed Stephane Bonnes. (Sorry to bring it up).
And there’s always time for a mention of the man who’s more interested in his appearance than making a living out of playing football, Derk Boerrigter. My understanding was his contract was up in the summer but others say 2017, as does Celtic’s wofficial website’s statement after he signed.
Either way, he has been offered three times to terminate his contract, each time it has been declined. Do the right thing Derk, please just leave.