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Idiotic Clickbait Nonsense Links Celtic With Former Everton Wonderkid.

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If you’ve been on the increasingly atrocious Newsnow Celtic aggregator today, you’ll have seen a piece so ridiculous that it beggars belief.

It’s a piece “linking” Celtic – but only, it appears, in the mind of the writer – with a move for “£100,000 a week” Ross Barkley, now at Chelsea but who made his name as a wonderkid at Everton.

To call this nonsense is to praise it, to be honest. It is so unrealistic that even filing it under fiction gives it more credit than it is due.

There is not an earthly way in which this is going to happen. He would not fit into the team, he would shatter the wage structure and he is a “bling” signing of the sort we don’t make anymore, and nor should we.

Putting a value on what Barkley is really worth would be difficult, but he’s never, in his life, a £100,000 a week footballer.

Whether you think anyone is worth that kind of money is sort of academic at this point; some clubs do think there are footballers who should be on that kind of obscene salary.

He certainly ought not to be one of them.

He played 14 games last season, in total. He’s not a waste of money as much as he’s a waste of space. Yet numerous English clubs are circling, including Villa, who had him on loan two seasons back and Everton, where he started his career.

Some “journalist” threw our name into the discussion for good measure, although I have no idea why or with what justification, because there is simply no way in Hell that there is anything even remotely credible in this link.

It is the kind of thing Ibrox might throw its fans for the amusement of the rest of us – see Aaron Ramsey, the hero of Seville – but Celtic learned the lesson long ago that these sorts of deals are ones to avoid like a dose of the runs.

I use that term very deliberately.

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4 comments

  • Effarr says:

    The Daily Retard managed to produce a photo of him wearing the poppy in their report.

    Anything to start the pot-stirring.

  • Duncan says:

    Clickbait you say?
    Oh the irony.

    • Roonsa says:

      Y R U here then, Duncan?

      As my old mum (RIP thoughts and prayers) used to say to me.when I was a.wee boy “If you dont have anything constructive to say, fuck off”.

      • Duncan says:

        Whit is it 7 threads on a Sunday with a wall of adverts that inevitably reboot the page several times?
        Yer no the sharpest tool in the box are you?

        But a tool none the less.

        He’s made a made a thread slating the media for producing clickbait by of course using their clickbait to generate yet another thread.
        If you don’t see the hypocrisy in that then yer probably a lost cause.
        Perhaps if ye spent less time using yer dearly departed mother as an excuse to be abusive online and more time actually looking into why I felt compelled to say it then you would be less likely to be sucked in by this self appointed Celtic Oracle.

        Perhaps not.

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