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This Is The World Cup Of Emerging Talents, And Celtic Is Ready For That.

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Japan’s win at the World Cup today was a bit of magic in a competition which needed it. This was not the Saudi’s beating Argentina, which was a remarkable result but one that was achieved by a nation whose horrific regime will profit from it. This was a pure fairytale, the sort that football excels at more than any other sport.

This is a Japanese team that we were all baffled could afford to overlook Kyogo and Hatate. But their victory over Germany proves that there is immense quality all the through that squad of theirs, and the league in general. It looks like genius to have tapped that resource in front of other clubs on this island. It is something we’ve done again today.

You wonder how Japanese football was so completely overlooked for this long. No matter what tosh you might read on some of the Ibrox forums, Kyogo, Hatate and Maeda have lit up this league and are vital players in this squad. They are a big part of why we’re where we are right now. These are top talents. It is madness that anyone would deny this.

That market is brimming with talent. Within what’s affordable for a club our size we may well have snapped up the best of it already. But the manager will be the best judge of that. If thinks there’s more to come then we’ll go there and get it.

The profile of Japanese football will be raised mightily by that performance. That raises our profile a little bit as well. We’ve got a good relationship with that country already, going back to when Nakamura was here, and our recent forays into the market over there can only help make it even better. On top of that, Naka was signed from Europe … these guys were playing in their domestic game not that long ago.

Some across town think that they, too, can exploit this marketplace.

If they were ready to hire Muskat they’d have a better chance of it.

But they are retreating, it seems, down the rabbit hole of “buying British.”

More fool them.

This is the World Cup of emerging nations and stunning new talents, and we are right there, ready to pounce.

The news, tonight, that we were monitoring Alastair Johnston, the young right back for Canada, proves it, and we should all welcome that.

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16 comments
  • Peterbrady says:

    James we need to look at the bigger picture not the irrelevant world cup but the high court establishment imposing there doctrine on the majority we will not take this it is 2022 not 2002 1902 all you auld dinasaurs have brought total carnage upon yourself
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  • Peterbrady says:

    Sturgeon your time is up away to your bolthole in Portugal no more civil obstinacy time for the use of ordance inwhat every shape or form let’s cut to the chase a fully viable, TND in the correct location will get there attention

  • Peterbrady says:

    Sturgeon your time is up away to your bolthole in Portugal no more civil obstinacy time for the use of ordance inwhat every shape or form let’s cut to the chase a fully viable, TND in the correct location will get there attention the clock is ticking no more

  • Peterbrady says:

    I am so fucking angry

  • Peterbrady says:

    This is my last post you have to st Andrews day for change or there will be so much colllatrel damage how difficult is it to have a fully viable undectctable thermal nuclear device and detonate it before your security assets can stop me

  • S Thomas says:

    I was initially flabbergasted that Hatate wasn’t there, not so much Kygo,, as he hasn’t done it in the big games for me. But I have to say, Japan impressed me massively, so maybe it wasn’t has mad a decision, as I initially thought. They have got some decent players in there, bags of dynamism, and pace.

  • S Thomas says:

    Bill

  • Johnny Green says:

    We weren’t the first to recognise Japanese talent, but we have stolen a march on the rest of the UK in that respect, it’s a happy hunting ground for us indeed and I’m sure there will be more arriving in the coming years.

  • Johnny Green says:

    How bad were the emerging talent this morning, down to earth with a bang, poor as piss to be honest!

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