The Matt O’Riley Story Is A Joke. There Is No Way He Leaves Celtic “On Loan” In January.

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The Matt O’Riley story doing the rounds today … what a waste of everyone’s time and attention that is. The idea that he’s leaving Celtic “on loan” in January, that we would entertain such an idea, is frankly too stupid to even debate.

The media doesn’t half run some nonsense at times. And the thing of it is, everyone involved in this story knows that’s exactly what it is. The prospect of it happening is zero, it’s another effort from the media to stir the soup pot because we’re having some difficulty, a free shot at unsettling one of our players which shows them up.

Even if Inter’s interest in real, there is no way that Celtic is going to allow O’Riley to leave as a loanee, it’s an insult to the club and its an insult to the player. Are sides in the habit of letting their best players leave on loan? No, if you could grill the source of this story to name one occasion on which he could recall that happening he wouldn’t be able to give you a straight answer.

I’m not even doing the “if this happens heads better roll” stuff. Because it’s simply not going to happen and there is not a single person who will read that story who will entertain the thought for one second that it will.

We’re going to have to tolerate all the usual transfer window nonsense that stalks this club at a time like this, but we don’t have to entertain or tolerate fiction, which is what this story represents. Pure fiction. Inter Milan is not run by stupid people and they wouldn’t even waste their time with an approach such as this. Ask Rodgers and he’ll laugh.

All of us have developed a high tolerance for the kind of stuff the media writes, but this crosses boundaries because everyone promoting the story knows there to be nothing in it. Which means that it’s just an insult to our collective intelligence.

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  • Bob (original) says:

    Aye, O’Riley who has another 3 years on his contract is going out on loan

    in January,

    AND Morelos is – finally – signing a multi-miilion pound contract with Lille! 🙂

    Thought the ibrox PR p!sh would only start dribbling out after Sunday…?

    Maybe next week it will be “Brendan linked with ManU job!”

    copied & pasted across the SMSM…? 🙂

  • Stevie Bhoy says:

    Wouldn’t be so sure
    If for instance Celtic get £4m for the loan and Inter have an option to buy at say £40m then Pirate Pete would pack O’Reilleys bags himself.
    If the money is coming into the coffers the board don’t care one bit what the fans say.
    Starve the board it’s the only way they’ll take any notice.

  • Darragh O'Shaughnessy Jr. says:

    Matt is good player

  • Captain Swing says:

    It’s not unheard of – Lyon loaned Moussa Dembele to Atletico Madrid in similar circumstances – but to do that right now would be to openly invite insurrection in the stands, so I don’t think it’s very likely…. although if Our Glorious Leaders are looking for a sledgehammer to assert their authority, it’s be a pretty effective way of doing so, if counterproductive.

  • Eldraco says:

    Classic blood in the water bullshit. We never see this with any other club but celtic it stinks . Good on any blogger that calls it out.

    Pack of jackles the lot of them. Any other metaphors i will let you know.

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