Several decent players are scampering to get employed ahead of the 2017/18 Scottish Premiership season.

The free agents are not having it easy getting new deals despite their experience and offerings to Premiership sides.

Craig Sibbald

The under-23 star needs a deal but since he is a product of Falkirk’s youth system, he would cost around £250,000 to land the player. His purported move to Luton Town failed so the centre midfielder is still searching for employers. He scored his most in a season last year when he netted 10 goals. He is a decent player but the price might be deterring clubs. His salary would be within range as he is no Kolo Toure but the price is the thing.

Clint Hill

The player would need a pay cut to remain in the league in the new season. For him to have moved to Rangers, his earnings would have been decent. Instead of playing mediocre football in a small English club he could play at the top level in Scotland. He is valuable as a veteran but his stay depends on many factors. AndrazStruna is another one that might need a pay cut to remain in the league. Read more »


Manchester City star Yaya Toure has donated £100,000 to help the Manchester Arena victims. The Ivorian reportedly made the donation with his agent Dimitri Seluk.

“We want to help the victims – the families of the dead or those who are now in the hospital. I spoke to Yaya on Tuesday and he was very shocked by the terrible news,” Seluk said.

Eighty five people felt the direct effect of the attack when a suicide bomber blew himself at the Arena. Twenty Two died and the rest are injured, come in very critical conditions. Read more »

KoloToure might have a new role in Celtic FC

KoloToure originally joined the Scottish outfit Celtic on July of 2016 as the Ivorian player penned a 1 year long deal but his impact has not been felt in the actual playing ground and instead, Toure has been working behind the scenes in a new job.

The 36 year old centre-back KoloToure has barely even had any time in the actual pitch as a player and one of the reasons of why this has been occurring is due to the fact that Toure’s has played a role as a coach rather than an actual player.

A few months ago it was rumored that KoloToure was about to be offered a new role in Celtic as a player-coach and be part of an actual staff member of Brendan Rodgers for the upcoming season. Read more »

Berlin Matches not Suspended

There has been no change in the scheduling of the next top tier Football match that has to take place in Berlin in spite of the city becoming the subject of a terror incident just hours ago.

The match is to be played between the local club Hertha and Darmstadt 98 and it will go on as scheduled earlier.

However, before the starting whistle, both the teams will keep 60 seconds of mum on the pitch to pay tribute to those who were victimised by the attack.

The Hertha boss Pal Dardai admits that there has been deep sadness and grief in and around the group, but, he reckons when the play gets underway on Wednesday, everyone will have to show the toughness of their character and will have to get through it together.

As per Dardai, Berlin people always have had a lot of unity among them and he is sure that the city will be able to recover from the tragedy. Read more »

Toure happy with his achievements

KoloToure said that he is happy with what he has achieved at Celtic.

The former Arsenal and Liverpool defender were brought in by Brendan Rodgers to help the team with his experience of top level competition.

KoloToure said that he feels that he has completed his job and that he feels that the Celtic defence is now more solid at the back. Although KoloToure has not had much game time with Celtic, he feels that he has done enough to help the younger players and that they now feel more confident during games.

Indeed Celtic have managed to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League after going the tough qualifying stage. Although they have ended up as the last team in their group which comprised of Barcelona and Manchester City, KoloToure feels that the club has not done so badly and that they will keep on improving. Read more »

Brendan Rodgers Promises to Rotate Defensive Players

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says that he will continue to rotate his defence throughout this campaign.

The club came up with a new defensive combination during the League Cup semi-final game against Rangers during the weekend. This led to suggestions that the manager does not favour the likes of Kolo Toure. The former Ivory Coast international was culpable of major mistakes in the recent Champions League game for Celtic. His errors have effectively left the club with little chance of even qualifying for the Europa League. Meanwhile, his teammateJozoSimunovic has been expected to leave Celtic for quite a while.

However, the 22-year-old was picked for the game against Rangers and he came in with an assured display. Rodgers, who masterminded a 3-3 draw against Manchester City a few weeks back, says that he will continue to use the various options in his squad throughout the campaign in order to alleviate any tiredness. Celtic are involved in four different competitions over the course of the season. It is highly likely that they will not have any European commitments in the second half of the season. Even then, it makes sense for Rogers to utilise his entire squad and not rely on ageing names like Toure.Simunovic held talks with Torino only for the transfer to fall through at the last moment in the summer.

“Erik has been outstanding at centre-half, he is one you can see great improvements in each day as he builds his technique and tactical ability.He has been great, Mikael Lustig and Kieran Tierney have been regulars, both of those have been outstanding.The little change has been with Kolo and Jozo. Jozo, I believe, will be a top-class talent, but has been out for a long time, so it’s about managing his games. You can’t afford when you have been out so long,” said Rodgers.