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Drew Brees

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  1. CELTIC have joined the race to land South Korea World Cup sensation Cho Gue-sung. The Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors striker grabbed a stunning headed double against Ghana on Monday. SunSport understands Celtic are one of several European clubs keen to land the 24-year-old in January. Cho is well known to Hoops boss Ange Postecoglou, having scored against his Yokohama F Marinos team in the Asian Champions League in February 2020. The 6ft 2in striker went into the Qatar World Cup off the back of an impressive season in Korea. He scored 21 goals in 35 games in all competitions for Jeonbuk and army team Gimcheon Sangmu. Cho had moved there on loan to complete his mandatory military service before returning to his parent club for the second half of the campaign. He continued to hit the goal trail for Jeonbuk - and grabbed three in a two-legged Korean Cup final win over FC Seoul. Cho now has six strikes in 18 caps for South Korea and is in line to start against Portugal on Friday after his Ghana exploits. South Korea FA vice-president Lee Young-pyo yesterday confirmed there is major interest in him from Europe.
  2. And it begins Giorgos Giakoumakis is poised for a shock Celtic exit in January. The Scottish champions have been unable to reach an agreement over an improved contract with the striker. Talks have been on-going but unless there is a significant change of heart on either side then a suitable compromise is unlikely to be reached. Celtic are also in a similar position with Croatia’s World Cup star Josip Juranovic and are ready to cash in. There is already strong European interest in Greek international Giakoumakis, who still has a contract until 2026. However, he is unhappy a new deal can’t be agreed. The frontman dropped his wage demands significantly to make the move from VVV-Venlo last year but it was on the understanding his terms would be improved if he had a successful first season in Scottish football. Celtic have offered a pay rise but it is still significantly short of where the 27-year-old feels his salary should be. He made a slow start to life at Celtic because of Covid and fitness issues but finished the season impressively with 17 goals to help the Hoops seal a dream double. Giakoumakis’ return of 13 strikes from 21 Premiership games was the division’s joint highest. He has already hit eight goals this season but Japanese star Kyogo Furuhashi remains Ange Postecoglou ’s main striker with Giakoumakis making 14 of his 21 league and cup appearances from the bench. Postecoglou has already made it clear that if players are not happy at Celtic then he will not stand in his way. The Celtic recruitment team are already actively looking at a possible centre forward for the January window. They are also likely to sell Juranovic and have already all but lined up a replacement in Canada’s World Cup defender Alastair Johnston from Montreal Impact.
  3. That draw kept us a point behind with a game in hand, then we lost to ICT, costing us the title.
  4. Andy Haliday on SSB saying he’ll get the best out of the fat striker cause he speaks fluent Portuguese. surely after 5 yrs here Morelos should have a decent grasp of English, and, when did Morelos learn Portuguese??
  5. Don’t Japan have any right backs? I assume JJ must be offski.
  6. Looking forward to the ‘signing all these japenese players will never work’ type posts.
  7. So leverkusen, bodo glimt, Real Madrid or Leipzig. I missed anyone? out of those teams which one should rangers take their manager from?
  8. Jonah Ayunga insists St Mirren deserved to beat Rangers but had to do it against the referee too because he kept giving the Ibrox side 'every decision'. The forward scored the opener against Rangers and thought he was on course to help St Mirren make history by beating both sides of the Old Firm at home in the same season. He also scored against Celtic earlier in the season and Ayunga was frustrated that it finished 1-1, but reckons Kevin Clancy was favouring the away side. And he believes the penalty awarded to Rangers for a tackle on Ryan Kent shouldn't have been given because of a foul on Mark O'Hara just before that. He claims that St Mirren weren't getting anything from the whistler and Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men were always going to get an equaliser because it was impossible to keep them out while getting nothing from the ref. The striker didn't hold back in his assessment of Clancy and the refereeing team and insists Stephen Robinson's side weren't helped by the man in the middle. He told Renfrewshire Live: “I’m happy with a point but we feel it could be more if we had just held on. It’s still a good result in the end. “It didn’t feel like 11 vs 11 after 60 minutes. They were getting every decision, every 50-50. “That contributes to you feeling under pressure and there’s only so long you can keep repelling attacks without getting anything [from the referee]. “It felt like it was coming towards the end, but some of the decisions didn’t help. “Before the penalty there’s a foul on Mark O’Hara in their half that doesn’t get given and you think VAR will check that whole phase. I don’t think they did. It’s frustrating. “It’s the same feeling we have on the season as a whole. We will take it, but we definitely know we could have done more and deserve more throughout the season. We have got a point but we think it could have been three and we think we could have been higher in the table. “I think we had better chances than them and deserved to win it.”
  9. Ye, you play to the whistle. Not a massive issue but that was one of the worst referring performances I’ve ever witnessed, from start to finish he had a shocker.
  10. European final, Scottish cup champions and CL qualification. He’s a superb manager and a genuinely beautiful human being. This is disgraceful.
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