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Celtic's McManus Turns Down Town Move
Celtic's McManus Turns Down Town Move
Wednesday, 26th Aug 2009 19:42

Celtic skipper Stephen McManus is understood to have turned down the chance to join the Blues on loan with a view to a permanent deal. The clubs are believed to have agreed terms on the deal.

The 26-year-old Scotland international is said to have spoken to his former Celtic team-mate Roy Keane earlier today to tell him that he would prefer to remain with the Glasgow giants and fight for his place.

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OnlyOneSirBobby added 19:43 - Aug 26

NewarkDan added 19:45 - Aug 26
ooh thats a bit of a blow. just the sort of defender that could have done a good job. whats the betting we go for a treble move from sunderland now with nyron nosworthy being added to edwards and leadbitter?

dirtydingusmagee added 19:56 - Aug 26
well thats a surprise !

Keaneish added 19:57 - Aug 26
So bored of checking sites every 5 minutes to get excited about players only to not get them. I here by declare i am not going to look at another site until midnight Tuesday.

Disappointed in Mcmanas - would have been a great signing proving Keane could attract the quality we need.

bournemouthblue added 20:01 - Aug 26
Agreed, would have been class but seems quite a jump from Champions league to the Championship, surely Prem clubs would be interested?

What about Danny Shittu or even Nyron Nosworthy?

dazzer66 added 20:20 - Aug 26
why come here to play in divison one next season.........

BlueBoy94 added 20:26 - Aug 26
how about R Jaidi on a free.. released by birmingham end a last season? along with edwards n leadbitter.. be a quality side!!

elburro3 added 20:29 - Aug 26
Oh well, hes Scottish anyway. That accent has a way of depressing you. Would have been a blow in the dressing room.

depressed added 20:42 - Aug 26
" Celtic skipper set to join blues "
This headline had us all hoping but once again this turns out to be untrue.
I don't think i am going to get excited about future signings until i see their names in our match program!

marchy added 20:49 - Aug 26
Can't help but wonder if our start to the season's influenced his decision. Couldn't we have been lining up moves like this a month ago?

keanostackle added 21:25 - Aug 26
Shame if this is true, as he would have been a major asset and made the defensive solid.

Please keano get a quality centre half in before Tuesday, will make the difference. If MacManus why not try for Shitu, Nosworthy or another experienced premership defender. Terry or Ferdinand will do if we can't get no one else....

strikalite added 21:50 - Aug 26
Are there no quality centre halfs in the French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch lagues?? Of course there are, it's about getting out there and looking for it!!!

1875blue added 22:16 - Aug 26
You have landed lucky there coz McManus is shoite nowhere near good enough hopeless with ball at his feet cant pass plain and simple

Suffolktractor added 22:19 - Aug 26
Rather than worrying about who to buy next, why don't our coaching staff train and improve our players we already have. I know it is a radical idea, but it used to work.
Do people really think the players we have got in or are desparately trying to get in are so much better than the ones that we already had?

Greektractor added 22:21 - Aug 26
so why say he is coming then? This site is rubbish for rumours!

jas0999 added 22:26 - Aug 26
Real shame. A real come down. We need a centre half.

TractorMan added 22:35 - Aug 26
I can see a loan like Shittu coming in after the transfer window closes. Prem clubs are more happy to let people go on emergency loans once there is no chance of selling them.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 08:48 - Aug 27
strikalite says: " Are there no quality centre halfs in the French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch lagues?? Of course there are, it's about getting out there and looking for it!!! " I think that's a very good point, and could add the Swedish, South American and East European leagues too! Swedish clubs manage to go over to South America and bring back some half-decent players - not top Premier League players as they all go to Man.U., but players probably good enough for the Championship. In defence of our scouting system we did get Civelli, but surely there are many good and cheap options out there? (Work permits can be a problem, of course.)

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