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Concerns for 4 of 6 Celts in Scotland squad

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I totally understand what it means to Scotland players of this generation to be selected for the Euros next month.  Few of them are old enough to remember the last time we qualified for a major tournament, for some, it will be their last chance.

Still, Celtic have so much business to do on the park in July and August, with legs that need to keep running until May.  I have concerns for Callum McGregor, James Forrest and David Turnbull, each of whom I expect to be first choice for Celtic next season.  Greg Taylor may fall into that category too, though I expect Ryan Christie to continue to resist contract offers and leave.

Even if uncapped David Turnbull does not feature in the tournament, he will go through the same intense training load as the rest of the squad.  Greg Taylor has Kieran Tierney and Andy Robertson to contend with, so might not see too much game time.

I keep reading about this Jack Hendry character who is ripping it up in Belgium, also in the Scotland squad.  With central defender numbers low and Christopher Jullien out until October, Jack is likely to see a bit of squad action in the early weeks of the season.  His Scotland involvement will do him no harm.

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  1. GREENPINATA on 20TH MAY 2021 11:53 AM

     

     

    It’s a fair point, why would any young family wish to reside here amongst our “noisy neighbours”, especially coming from the tranquil surroundings of south England, makes no sense to me, por cierto.

  2. David Turnbull should be ok fitness wise, he’s only played half a season. Although an injury is not out of the question, heaven forbid, por cierto

  3. All these years lurking and posting the occasional Pearl of wisdom , astonishingly my first ever first …. I can hardly type I’m in shock

  4. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    …………returning from long-term injuries both Forrest and Turnbull should have pulled.

     

     

    Greig Taylor is a perfect metaphor for how far Celtic have fallen in the past 2 years. That he may be first choice next season is a worry.

     

     

    ‘Christie continues to resist a new contract…..’. Are you seriously telling me Celtic are trying to persuade this charlatan to stay?

     

     

    Jack Henry. Perhaps he’s been transformed in Belgium, but I wouldn’t put money on it.

  5. W”e just need to buy better than them. We just need to beat every other scottish team in the League.

     

    Next year we wont beat Barca.

     

     

    Just buy players that are that bit better to hit the ground running Day One.

     

    Buy the better players of other scottish teams and prevent the huns from gazumping us.

     

    Loan surplus good players to Aberdeen Hibs etc…..so that they help the other teams hump the huns……..

  6. On Eddie Howe………..

     

    Apart from the speculation, have we ever said anything public on this candidate?

  7. squire danaher on

    BANKIEBHOY1 on 20TH MAY 2021 12:19 PM

     

     

    Loan surplus good players to Aberdeen Hibs etc…..so that they help the other teams hump the huns……..

     

     

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    Who has not been getting a game at Celtic who would either choose to go to eg Aberdeen or Hibs, or would significantly improve them?

  8. squire danaher on

    BANKIEBHOY1 on 20TH MAY 2021 12:23 PM

     

     

    No

     

     

    Por Cierto and I were discussing this at the end of the previous blog

  9. BACK TO BASICS – GLASS HALF FULL on 20TH MAY 2021 11:04 AM

     

    David66 – repeating myself happily.

     

     

    Your morning weather reports never fail to make me smile.

     

     

    Thank you

     

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    BTB – You are welcome sir.

     

     

    Always here to help.

     

     

    D :)

  10. The bilious beery blow-hard bhoys who continually barracked our erstwhile CEO have just had to soften their cough.

  11. very interesting that Hendry made the squad with a ‘late run’. Considine is the clear loser here but I think his age and being left sided counted against him. Patterson making it is due to the 27 player allowance and our dearth of options at RB. Palmer will be annoyed but he never impressed me

  12. No interest in Scotland the SFA 2nd team of choice.

     

     

    But, But I do hope all of our players enjoy the experience and come back fit.

     

     

    Having a Bhoy and grandkids that will see Scotland for the first time in a major tournament, I get it how the people will get excited, I find it hard to move on from the booing of Celtic players and our under capped greats of the past.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    D :)

  13. No reservations, buts or other considerations. I offer peter my sincerest sympathies to himself and his family for this obscene act of extreme violence against his family and home, and i think every celtic fan should feel the same way.

     

     

    Because this is who we are.

  14. DAVID66 on 20TH MAY 2021 12:28 PM

     

    BACK TO BASICS – GLASS HALF FULL on 20TH MAY 2021 11:04 AM

     

     

     

     

    David66 – repeating myself happily.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Your morning weather reports never fail to make me smile.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thank you

     

     

     

     

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    BTB – You are welcome sir.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Always here to help.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    D :)

     

     

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    Prefer Big Judith myself😉

  15. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    EKBHOY on 20TH MAY 2021 12:09 PM

     

    All these years lurking and posting the occasional Pearl of wisdom , astonishingly my first ever first …. I can hardly type I’m in shock

     

     

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    Congratulations – great, isn’t it :-)) !!!

     

     

    Re Patterson – wouldn’t have him near a Scotland team. Decent young player, but looks like too much of a Hun to support him at anything.

     

     

    Too much?

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  16. BANKIEBHOY1 on 20TH MAY 2021 12:28 PM

     

    ‘The bilious beery blow-hard bhoys who continually barracked our erstwhile CEO have just had to soften their cough.’

     

     

     

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    Are you referring to those involved with Res 12?

  17. EKBHOY on 20TH MAY 2021 12:09 PM

     

    All these years lurking and posting the occasional Pearl of wisdom , astonishingly my first ever first …. I can hardly type I’m in shock

     

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    Congratulations…Its a right of passage. You have made it.

     

     

    You can retire a happy man/bhoy.

     

     

    D :)

  18. DAVID66

     

     

    If only … I do however feel that achieving a first makes by Pearl of wisdom contributions somehow have more gravitas even just for one day ..

  19. DREW1967 on 20TH MAY 2021 12:37 PM

     

    DAVID66 on 20TH MAY 2021 12:28 PM

     

     

     

     

    BACK TO BASICS – GLASS HALF FULL on 20TH MAY 2021 11:04 AM

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David66 – repeating myself happily.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Your morning weather reports never fail to make me smile.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thank you

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    BTB – You are welcome sir.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Always here to help.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    D :)

     

     

     

     

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    Prefer Big Judith myself😉

     

     

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    Drew – Ya cheeky Bar steward… :)

     

     

    D :)

  20. TONYROME on 19TH MAY 2021 8:22 PM

     

     

     

     

    BIG JIMMY

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sorry to hear you’re not feeling up to it Jimmy. Health comes first. Be careful with yourself and I’ll catch up with you soon enough.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    KEEP THE FAITH

     

     

     

     

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    Cheers mate. We WILL have a Bevvy very soon…by hook or by…

     

     

     

     

    HH.

  21. Any player from any country will always jump at the chance of being ‘capped’ and be even more eager to be part of a major international competition.

     

     

    Although they are contracted to a club and play week in & week out during the season, they are not really fully-fledged employees in the true sense. They are small individual business, with an agent, who have a contract with a club until it is renegotiated, or, they move on – much like our GPs, who are hiding from their patients at this unprecedented & dangerous time. These people work for the NHS but are not part of it – dentists are the same.

     

     

    However, I digress. International caps and being part of the Euros and/or World Cup squads are treasured additions to a player’s CV – it makes him more valuable in the marketplace.

     

     

    Any concerns we have that international duty may compromise ability to properly represent their club are certainly not, these days, shared by players.

  22. Squire D…………

     

     

    I’ll have a wee look.

     

     

    On your other point, mibbe Griff would go back to hibs???

  23. The Hun Patterson SHOULD be kicked oot of the scotland squad…IF he is GUILTY of Breaking Covid Rules YET AGAIN.

     

    I do NOT want that HUN Chump Infecting others, especially celtic players…get him to Feck…IF hes Guilty ?

     

     

    Its Pissing doon in The CALTON.

     

    HH.

  24. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Brilliant – an article that isn’t about Rang___ – oops – that isn’t about It’s-Definitely-Not-Rangers.

     

    Much bigger things that will impact next season than some players at the Euros. If only they would hurry up and finish that review then we could maybe think about moving forward…….

  25. JHB on 20TH MAY 2021 1:05 PM

     

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    BOLLOCKS yet again.

     

    MY GP and MY Dentist surgery are certainly NOT ” HIDING” from me.

  26. squire danaher on

    JHB on 19TH MAY 2021 3:48 PM

     

     

     

    When were the two occasions you watched Celtic at West Ham?

  27. Garngad to Croy on

    “I expect Ryan Christie to continue to resist contract offers and leave.”

     

     

    Ah if only Ryan Christie was as good a player as his Maw and Da tell him he is !

  28. Yesterday after 5pm, 16hrs after the Lawwell home bombing, I read a police statement on Glasgow live which gave Lawwell’s Street name and district. I thought that was irresponsible and pointless. By linking the street name with the media shots of the house, any nutter could identify the precise location.

     

     

    I’m not prepared to make a formal complaint to the polis as I fear reprisals so I asked my MSP to raise this with them which was done quickly.

     

     

    Here’s the polis reply:

     

    This is standard practice for us and there is nothing unusual here. Ultimately the decision to provide this info would be the Senior Investigating Officer’s in consultation with Corporate Communications.

     

     

    There would have been significant speculation by the media as to the owner of the house and a decision would have been taken to provide information as is standard practice for the police in a situation like this. There is no breach of any Police Scotland policies.

     

     

    Issues around safeguarding for Mr Lawwell and the family now and in the future will be fully considered and supported by Police Scotland.

     

     

    I hope this provides the constituent with suitable reassurance.

     

     

    Complacent, patronising and plain wrong. I can’t see any reason to divulge a street name and I can’t see how the Lawwells can return there.

  29. On the subject of Ryan , his constant rushing , over commitment , is really frustrating which means that in any team (I.e. most teams) he can’t defend his position properly…. your average scout will spot this blatant flaw in his game , not got the bulk for the EPL , so nomadic future for Ryan if he decides the grass is greener

  30. GENE on 20TH MAY 2021 1:30 PM

     

    Ekbhoy

     

     

    Or maybe he can be coached 🙄

     

     

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    Headless chicken mentality … at his age it’s past coaching …. he is running about mad to make up for a lack of dig in the tackle

  31. Instead of South Christie should go North…………he’s better than Aberdeen but it would be good for him and us…….

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