Celtic

Smell the guff, SMSM and sooks can rage all they want

As the Celtic squad goes out to their respective countries to play International Football, you would think that we were trailing by 10 points with an extra game played if you listened to the papers and Twitter.

Celtic are in a dominant position, we need 10 points to make sure of our seventh straight title, the double treble is on and we have never in our entire history had so much money in the bank.

Yet we fail to crack a plucky Motherwell and you would think we were under a mountain of debt, living off a Close Brothers loan with our CEO and club about to be cold-shouldered with no sponsorship and merchandising deals signed.

A Glasgow Derby hangover is nothing new, both teams suffered it this weekend, one team a home loss, the other an away draw.

It is hardly a catastrophe, far from it, we extended our lead and earned a clean sheet with a makeshift defence, we have seen far worse performances with our starting defensive structure this year.

That Ajer and Hendry have been called up to play for Scotland and Norway is magnificent, for starters it value adds to both players, Hendry picked up for a million pounds in the window was deemed expensive for a transfer from struggling Dundee.

As soon as the 22-year-old steps across that white line for Scotland he is worth several times that amount, should he excel, the other clubs linked with him will be wishing they had made a move for him in January.

It is a snappy bit of business for Celtic, let’s hope he has a long career with us, he is young strong and ambitious, everything we need in a Centre Half.

Beside him is the baby-faced giant in Kris Ajer, just 19 years of age he is inline for full honours vs Australia on Friday where his job will be to stop teammate Tom Rogic.

He is contracted to Celtic for a few years to come but contract talks are underway to lock this teenage gem to Paradise for the long term.

These two can provide the stability we have been craving in our problem position, behind them is Scott Bain who himself secured his first clean sheet for Celtic, he is inline for a home debut vs lowly Ross County after the international break.

Coming in for a snip on loan, 26-year-old Bain could be the remedy to Celtic’s goalkeeping woes.

For the grand outlay of 1 million pounds, we have secured a defender who has been elevated to national honours in mere months, developed a Centre Half who can’t legally buy a beer in the United States and picked up a goalkeeper without a transfer fee.

Yet the cry is 2 points dropped and what happened to Scott Sinclair’s form?

Broony is getting pilloried for being kicked.

Guff about Musonda, for crying out loud he has been at the club 10 minutes and is only a boy himself, give him a break!

Armstrong’s contract is back in the news.

Tomorrow it will be Rogic and the day after they will dig up some fossil to tell Brendan what to do.

We are 10 clear with a game in hand, a cup semi to look forward to, a squad that is being value added to before our eyes and problematic positions being filled for minimal expenditure whilst the club is minted.

It is a great time to be a Celt.

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