Tamas – Celtic deal is off

July 17th, 2008 62 Comments »

Only kidding, ya bunch of fannies! Feel free to leave a comment….

Note for fans of the first team to wear the green – they’re like flies round Celtic park when they hear any news about whatever Euro-journeyman they’re about to sign.  It’s fun to snare a few….

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Peter Thompson of Linfield. £150,000 bid rejected.

July 15th, 2008 2 Comments »

Peter thompson linfieldHibs have had a bid of £150,000 rejected by Northern Irish side, Linfield for the services of Peter Thompson, according to reports in the local press in Northern Ireland. [Edit: This was taken from a Stockport report where they are probably just confusing Kilmarnock's failed bid of £150,000.]

Hibs are apparently up against the likes of Stockport County, Kilmarnock, Motherwell and Norwich City in the race to sign the striker.

Hibs will be watching Thompson again when Linfield meet Dinamo Zagreb in a Champions League qualifier on Wednesday at Windsor park.

Clayton Donaldson spat the dummy yesterday after being told he can leave, “It’s disappointing because you want to play every game as possible, but I’ve not had much of a chance. I’d rather have been judged on opportunities given to me, but I haven’t. I’ve just had to bite my tongue.”

Benji appears to be attracting the interest of Belgian teams galore, with Anderlecht and Westerlo both now interested, if you can believe what you read on Moroccan websites.

Mixu has gone on record as saying he is on the lookout for a keeper after Yves Makalamby decided to go to the Olympics, missing the first few weeks of next season and McNeil had a howler in Sweden.

Joe Keenan

July 13th, 2008 8 Comments »

joe keenanIt looks like Hibs have signed Joe Keenan from Melbourne Victory. A post in Aussie 4-4-2 online reports “According to reports in the Hunter, the Edinburgh-based side have handed Keenan a two-year deal after a successful trial spell with the club.”

Joe Keenan is a 26 year old English “wingback” who can apparently play anywhere across midfield. he was recently on trial at Easter Road.

Keenan played for Chelsea and made two appearances as a substitute, coming on for John Terry and Gianfranco Zola. He broke his leg in 2002 and his promising career seems to have suffered as a result.

He also had a trial with Newcastle Jets in Australia but, unsurprisingly, has chosen to come and play for Hibs.

Hopefully this will be the first of a few new faces at Easter Road over the next week or two. He’s not exactly a big signing but lets see what he’s got before judging him.

Good luck, Joe!