I’ll have what Michael Ngoo is having


It is always interesting to hear a new signing laud his new club. It is well-known that when a player is signed it is clearly evident that they have given a player a script of what to say or if you are Robbie Keane its the same script with the clubs tip-ex’d out every time he moves on.

But today one player went above and beyond the call of duty for his new employers or was a media officer taking the piss out of the new guy?

Former Liverpool youngster Michael Ngoo was unveiled as Kilmarnock’s new signing today and targeted the Rugby Park side to win the Premiership title this season.

Yes it wasn’t a typo – he said that Killie can win the title this season.

I wonder what they serve to the new signings in the Rugby Park boardroom when Ngoo comes out with a belter like that?

Did the cook add some magic mushrooms into those famous Killie Pies for Ngoo’s negotiations?

The former Hearts player told the assembled media: “It is good to be back in Scottish football and I’m looking forward to the future. It is a new chapter for me. I am looking to bring goals and compete for the league.

“I don’t see any reason why this bunch of players including myself can’t compete for the league. If we beat every other team, then it’s down to Celtic, if that makes sense.

“I watched them [Kilmarnock] play against Aberdeen and there wasn’t much in the game so I believe that if everyone gets their head down and works hard, I don’t see any reason why we can’t.”

Ngoo explained further: “You can’t go into something thinking we will settle for less. We have to aim for the best and if the best doesn’t come then second isn’t a bad position. That’s how I feel. I am looking forward to tomorrow and if I get some minutes I will show everyone what I can do.”

While I love a player full of confidence, Ngoo is an early contender for doping checks if he believes that Killie will finish in the top half of the table let alone challenge reigning champions Celtic.

Last season, Celtic won the title with 99 points while Kilmarnock, who came ninth in the Premiership, secured 39 points.

Just a 60 point gap to close in the space of one season Allan Johnston – no pressure then.

In all honesty something must be in the Rugby Park water as former Killie manager Kenny Shiels had a penchant for coming out with some belters in his time when at the club.

Anyone remember the red and blue squirrel reference? Or that he would play attacking football against Barcelona with his Killie side?

Has Marvin fae the Scheme been sniffing around the stadium?


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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