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European games sap mind and body

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It transpired that the only team in Celtic’s Europa League group who avoided defeat in their domestic league game last weekend was Lazio, who rested several players in Europe and earned a point at Bologna.

Cluj lost at nearest rivals, Viitorul, Rennes lost at home to Stade Reims, while Celtic went down at Livingston.  No excuse for a poor performance, but these European games sap mind and body.

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  1. Big jimmy. We have one striker fit

     

     

    We have 65m in the bank

     

     

    No spin in the world can call Sinclair a striker

     

     

    Ok. We have one fit Center forward. Lol

  2. I rarely agree with Sydney Tim but I do agree we need another first team Centre Forward as a matter of urgency..

     

    Whilst I am always wary of the Rumour Industry, the old no smoke without fire saying is getting to me about Leigh. Sadly at this stage I don’t see him having a future at Celtic.

     

    There are very encouraging whispers about Jonathon Afolabi but in my opinion it will be next season at the earliest before he becomes a factor.

     

    The other matter that needs to be taken into account is the likelihood that Eddie could be offski in the Summer, we certainly don’t want to be scrambling around looking for Strikers pre 2020 Season.

  3. onenightinlisbon on

    Wolves really suffered from a midweek game in Europe didn’t they?

     

     

    This excuse just doesn’t cut it at all…

  4. MARSPAPA on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 11:01 AM

     

    We have Jimmy Jimmy Johnstone as a striker as a striker… Doesn’t have the the ring to it 👍😀

     

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    Sorry to disappoint you…Charlie Tully was NEITHER a “Clown” and/or a “Prince”…Billy McNeill…wasn’t actually a “KING” either…with my greatest to those Two Celtic legends.

     

     

    When I tried to play Fitba and I was asked ” Position do you play” ?

     

    I would usually say, Forward and/or Striker.

     

     

    Sydney Tim falsely claimed that we only have ONE FIT Striker….BAYO came on as a sub on Sunday…as a FIT Striker …to partner the other Fit Striker…French Eddy……by my calculation that is TWO FIT Strikers ?

     

    So SydneyTim..was wholly inaccurate with HIS so called Arithmetic…FACT !

  5. Big John Hughes wasnt actually ” Yogi Bear” either.

     

    Davie Hay ( to the best of my knowledge)…didnt actually ” Asassinate” anyone either ?

     

    Jinky, Bobby Lennox etc…were FORWARDS……which is another name for STRIKERS…..who could play on the Wings….and thru the Middle…when required.

  6. SYDNEYTIM on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 10:20 AM

     

     

    Ok. We have one fit Center forward. Lol

     

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    Is Bayo injured?

     

     

    Griff is also close to a return.

     

     

    Post-International break I’d expect Celtic to have 3 fit first team strikers & Afolabi developing behind

  7. CORKCELT on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 11:00 AM

     

     

    If we are looking for somebody to be 4th striker, you are looking at the likes of Gary Hooper.

     

     

    Who wants to be the guy who doesn’t get on the bench?

  8. Yes we need a big ” battering ram ” of a striker. Hopefully in January.

     

    I know that’s a big ask, but I’m sure we have done our homework.

     

     

    I knew the old chestnut of money would come up after the Livi defeat.

     

    Our resources and available team selections are incomparable to Livingston’s regardless of how much money we have in the bank.

     

     

    HH.

  9. GREENPINATA on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 11:49 AM

     

    Yes we need a big ” battering ram ” of a striker. Hopefully in January.

     

     

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    That’s Bayo. He proved he can do that against Hearts.

  10. Also a bit fed up of hearing people wince when somebody has to play slightly out of position.

     

     

    Last season we saw James Milner play at fullback and Fabinho play at CB for Liverpool.

     

     

    Fernandinho plays at CB for City right now.

     

     

    It’s something the best squads have to cope with.

  11. Timaloy29.

     

    There are worrying rumours about Griff, at this stage I don’t expect him to come back. I sincerely hope I’m wrong on that one, in any case if we do buy a Striker it would be January so by that stage we should know whether Griff is in the equation or not. I am going on the basis that Griff is gone. If so I would see our Strikers Eddie & Bayo with Afalobi as a prospect, if Eddie got injured or if he goes next Summer which I think is very possible we would be in big trouble.

     

    I’m talking about a guy who would be challenging Eddie not a back up 4th Striker.

  12. TIMALOY29 on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 11:53 AM

     

     

    Imo to date Bayo has not convinced that he can be our first choice striker after Edouard.

     

     

    That may change going forward and hopefully so, but he does not look first team ready when I have seen him.

     

     

    I don’t know what to make of Griffalo and I ignore the rumours , but the longer he is out the more worry I have about him.

     

     

    Hail Hail.

  13. Griffiths posted an Instagram video this morning of him in the gym at Lennoxtown

     

     

    So hopefully the rumours are false and he is on the way back..

     

     

    B-)

  14. I didn’t see much of a euro hangover at Ibrox. Or much of it in previous seasons.

     

     

    But if the euro hangover holds an element of truth then we must prepare accordingly for the upcoming Lazio-Aberdeen games.

     

     

    If Lenny doesn’t have the squad to compete on two fronts then it’s clear where our priorities should lie. That might not be a very popular decision when Lazio walk out onto the field but three points at Pittodrie is far more important.

  15. I would love to see Leigh back…as most of us would.

     

     

    Mrs Merkel tells Bonking Boris to “Feck Aff”.

     

    I watched his American Burd Jennifer live on TV yesterday…She is a LIAR..just like her pole Dancing Pal… PM BJ.

     

     

    Texts from No 10 this morning BLAMING Leo Varkandar of the Republic for hindering Brexit…and THREATENING ANY Country, who have wanted a Delay/Extension to Brexit with The “Security” of that Country being under threat, and any such Country would “Go to the end of the Queue” when it comes to any help etc from UK Security services….this THREAT is straight out of Trumps Handbook..as he also THREATENED Ukraine , and that is why he is facing possible Impeachment.

     

     

    This Bullying by Boris and his Tory cronies doesnt surprise me…but to THREATEN the Security of Countries, including The Rep of Ireland…because you dont get everything your own way…sums up this Facist Tory Bassa !

  16. AN DUN on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 12:57 PM

     

    I didn’t see much of a euro hangover at Ibrox. Or much of it in previous seasons.

     

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    Wolves seemed okay after traveling back from Istanbul.

  17. AD- Agree,I think we have the strongest squad, since I have watched Celtic. IMO we need to adapt our tactics and team to play on plastic pitches,no point in moaning about them,we need to play on them,we are constantly hustled off our game,and lose possession often in dangerous areas.Football can be a simple game,get 2 up front and launch it,might not be the Celtic way of playing but , we need to change. HH

  18. CORKCELT on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 11:57 AM

     

     

    “There are worrying rumours about Griff, at this stage I don’t expect him to come back”

     

     

    Do not believe the rumours.

     

     

    They are nonsense. How many of these whatsapp rumours have been debunked? The Damien Duff one was completely made up too.

  19. RON67 on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 12:22 PM

     

    where is kouassi?

     

     

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    Just returned to full team training in the last couple weeks.

  20. Paul 67

     

    Didnt effect sevco did it? If anyone at Celtic FC thinks for one minute that we can win games when we do not compete they had better think again, coupled to biased refereeing we have dropped 5 points in 2 games and that is reality as it stands. Again this week multiples of players on international duty and not time to work and coach particulary at set pieces and taking dangerous corners. The league will be a contest I hope the penny has dropped.

  21. ONENIGHTINLISBON on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 11:12 AM

     

     

    Wolves have had some terrible performances after European games this season. Before Sunday they had drawn three lost one

  22. Under Brendan our performances were inconsistent in European games but did well the weekend after.

     

     

    We’ve actually done well up til now this season, it’s easy to forget we had 10 men for 70 minutes, it would be a victory against the odds if we had won

  23. For the younger Hoops Fans….”Bonking”…is another term for being very friendly terms with your Burd…or someone else Burd/Wife etc ?

     

    Just thought I should clear that up in case of any confusion.

     

    HH

  24. GREENPINATA on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 12:11 PM

     

    Imo to date Bayo has not convinced that he can be our first choice striker after Edouard.

     

    That may change going forward and hopefully so, but he does not look first team ready when I have seen him.

     

    I don’t know what to make of Griffalo and I ignore the rumours , but the longer he is out the more worry I have about him.

     

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    Bayo has done well when asked. Against Hearts he was a menace and lead the line well against an admittedly poor Partick Thistle.

     

     

    Still, I’m not going to slaughter him for what happened coming off the bench in difficult situations against Rennes, Cluj or Livingston.

     

     

    He’s a viable option in my view. The Griffiths rumours have also been debunked. He’s training at Lennoxtown today.

     

     

    I believe we have 3 viable striking options and the potential of a 4th in Afolabi. I’m not against signing somebody in January but it would be dependent on Edouard’s future. If Eddy wants to go in the summer get his replacement in January.

  25. All this “Get Brexit done” etc by Boris and his Cronies just reminds me of some previous Jobs that I was on, where there were CLEAR Health & Safety Issues that needed addressed……but some Bullying Gaffers/ Foremen would just say…” Feck sake…just Get the Job Done” !

     

     

    Those Bullying Bassa’s were wrong then…and PM BJ and his cronies are wrong now.

     

     

    Dont get me started on that Esther McVey…REPTILE !

  26. onenightinlisbon on

    CELTIC40ME on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 1:17 PM

     

    ONENIGHTINLISBON on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 11:12 AM

     

     

    Wolves have had some terrible performances after European games this season. Before Sunday they had drawn three lost one

     

     

     

    I was only saying they didn’t seem to be affected against City. We should not use the “Euro hangover” garbage as an excuse for a defeat against an, at best, average Livingston team.

  27. TIMALOY29 on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 1:09 PM

     

     

    always thought he is a player that could add a bit of bite to our midfield.

  28. RON67 on 8TH OCTOBER 2019 2:01 PM

     

     

    always thought he is a player that could add a bit of bite to our midfield.

     

     

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    100%

     

     

    I’d like to see him get some more minutes. We are crying out for somebody to take the burden off Broony

     

     

    He’s still only 21

  29. A lot on hear need to get a grip,We lost at Livingston on Sunday,end off,we will come good,as for Bayo,that boy will come good, Griffith’s will return to the first team squad,as to will Johnson Rogic,James Forrest needs a we bit competition,and this were Shaved,comes in,if Lennon gives him the nod.Scott Brown is getting to a age were his game time is limited,and the player who should take over Broony s role is Callum McGregor,also the last few weeks I’ve Noticed that Ajer has been making a few mistakes,which has cost us dearly,so maybe he too needs to be benched,And the player I would give to replace Ajer is Nir Bitton, that’s just my opinion of what I’ve seen over the last few weeks,

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