No Links Today - So We'll Start One!
Celtic defender Bobo Balde has played down links to an Aston Villa move telling the Daily Record:
'I know nothing about Aston Villa and I'm not even thinking about that. I have three years left on my contract, which is okay as I've been away for six months after having an operation, but I'm now on my way back. I had a good time working for Martin but I have my contract here and I have too much respect for the club to speak about O'Neill as he's no longer in charge. Playing now is not my main focus because I have to get my fitness back and I'm worrying about nothing else. I'm delighted to see the team doing well and I'm certainly not waiting for them to fail before I get my place back.'
Henrik Larsson has also denied any intention to move to Villa, although Martin O'Neill also denied he was going to! Blimey, managers have to spend half their time talking about who they aren't going to sign these days!
Celtic legend Larsson told Expressen: 'I have said everything I have to say about that matter.' then continues (!) 'Martin O'Neill is a fantastic coach and I have got fantastic memories together with him, but I will stay at Helsingborg.'
Oh well, no rumours in the papers today, so we might as well make some up. Apparently we are going to re-sign Alan Thompson. I'll publish a denial tomorrow!