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Craig Bellamy/ Becchio? Faddy?

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by Celtic_Sam67 (U4075059) 17 August 2010
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Gutted he has gone to Cardiff, would have been a huge signing. Fair play to him wanting to get his boyhood club promoted though so good luck to him and Cardiff this year.

Now who are we going to get instead? Becchio we have been linked with and that depresses me a little. Linked with McFadden who I would quite like but I want another goalscorer apart from Hooper. Well just have to wait and see what happens.

Big loss not getting Bellamy though you would have to say.

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posted Aug 17, 2010

"McFadden is not wanted, no way. He turned his back on us and went to Everton then to McLeish and talked how wonderful it was to play for McLeish"

James McFadden would have been on a hiding to nothing if he signed for Celtic before Everton came in for him, do you honestly think he would have faired better having Larsson, Sutton and Hartson in front of him and having guys like Maloney and Beattie as backup? he would have been fourth choice at the very best, possibly 5th behind Maloney, and I think he loved his time when McLeish was manager of Scotland, I also think McLeish might have been a big influence in him joining Motherwell's youth system

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posted Aug 17, 2010

Don't want McFadden at all. Have enough forwards that don't score prolifically thanks very much.

Besides he has lost pace (at only 27!!) This is probably coz he likes eating rolls and sausage too much.

No thank you very much.

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posted Aug 17, 2010

"McFadden would score for fun in Scotland, like he did before he's a good finisher and dribbler and would score 20+ a season for us."
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Has McFadden ever been a 20+ goal a season striker?

I see where you're coming from, he has good close control and is quick to release the ball when he get's free, but I couldn't see him getting that many up here.
I do think that whoever played up front with him would manage in the 25-30 region; because he's a good support forward - and he shares with Kenny Miller the inate ability to get goals in the biggest games, those vital strikes that turn 0 points into 1 or 1 into 3.

TBH, if he came to Celtic he'd end up in central midfield within 12 months - no pace and that's the number one trait managers look for up front in todays game; sometimes before goals.

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posted Aug 17, 2010

jakebrother

You've got to realise McFadden is playing as winger in the Premiership. Even the likes of Nani and Valencia at Man Utd only score 5 a season. So what chance does a Birmingham or Everton winger have?

When he played for Motherwell in the SPL he scored 32 goals in 70 games between the ages of 17-20 ok

22 goals in his last 38 games for Motherwell he scored.

He would easily bag 20 a season up here now. Kenny Miller is less prolific than him and he can manage 15-20.

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posted Aug 17, 2010

Infact Kenny Millers Premiership record playing as a striker is 6 goals in 55 games, average of a goal every 9 matches. McFadden's is 26 goals in 175 matches playing as a winger an average of a goal ever 6.3 matches ok

McFadden hasen't lost pace either he's always been average paced he's never been quick and I wouldnt underestimate the impact he'd make playing against the likes of Tokely, Dods, Diamond, Weir, Hogg, Zaliukas, Haining and all the SPL mad mob when he's been playing against Ferdinand, Terry, King, Dunne, Laursen, Carragher, Upson etc Premiership class defenders for 6/7 years.

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posted Aug 17, 2010

David James, Sol Campbell and Craig Bellamy will all regret the day they did not sign for Celtic believe me thats not being bitter. I have to laugh at these so-called players ambition they had a chance to play in Europe in front of 60,00 fans but decided that in the case of some the draw of Celtic and Europe was not enough. Celtic have more history than Cardiff,Bristol and Newcastle put together. Cardiff,Bristol and Newcastle will do nothing except go down in the case of Newcastle,go out of business in the case of Cardiff as they are in debt and Bristol are a laughing stock in a backwater of a league bottom and going down as well so who has the bigger club now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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posted Aug 17, 2010

You're a relatively big fish in a small pond. Celtic is a retirement cheque for has beens who can't cut it in a competitive league; and the championship is far more competitive than the SPL. It's a pish league, that's going down to just one CL place next year, and it's a qualifying place too. The old firm are living on past glories, even if there aren't many (in Europe!). What a place eh, where players get death threats. Everyone needs a bit of that - not! Aberdeen have as many euro trophies as the old firm put together. Bellers chooses Cardiff over Celtic; that's all we need to say.

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posted Aug 17, 2010

Boy_from_Brum

Your like are the reason englishs people are despised

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posted Aug 18, 2010

Boy from Brum perfectly illustrates why English people don't make good football managers due to their delusions of grandeur and xenophobic views. That is why an Englishman never has and will not in the forseeable future win the EPL.

p.s. How many European trophies have Birmingham won? In fact what would a Birmingham fan know about European football considering your team have never even qualified for Europe, nevermind had any impact on it.

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posted Aug 18, 2010

This proves Ledleys move was a backward step if a world class player chooses us over Celtic

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