Extra week training in July has huge impact


I was concerned about a trip to Estonia after hearing Hearts struggle in their home leg against Estonian opponents last week, so news that Gibraltar’s Lincoln Red Imps beat Flora Tallinn was welcome, although the concern was tempered as news arrived that Hearts were three goals up in the away leg.

The lesson here is that in July, one more week’s training has a huge impact on performance.

Brendan Rodgers will be happy with how training has progressed thus far, but it’s only when players put multiple 90 minutes under their belts that they are ready for competitive action. There’s not necessarily a great deal of work to do to overcome Red Imps (no offence intended), but qualifiers come thick and fast thereafter. Despite beating Slovenian champions Olimpija Ljubljana yesterday, I expect Celtic will be more motivated for Saturday’s game against Maribor.

It gets serious from now onwards.



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  1. Aberdeen game on Premier Sport. Poor performance from them in first half, still 3-2 up on aggregate.

  2. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Not a bad line up.


    TV3 SPORT ‏@TV3SportIreland 18m18 minutes ago


    #EURO2016 Final, Sunday Live from 6pm on @TV3Ireland with @neil_lennon44 Martin O’Neill & @kdkilbane77



  3. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    Sheep go 1-0 down just on HT (decent goal). Still ahead 3-2 on aggregate.

  4. PlaneSpotterBhoy on

    Finally. I can be me! Thank you Bobby’s and Hunderbirds for helping me to see the light and to accept myself for what I am.



    Actually, I have TWO aeroplane app’s on my iPad. In one of them you can point your iPad at a passing airplane and it’ll tell you it’s call sign, details, destination etc :)



    I don’t use it all that much, honest!!



    Mycoatsinthedepartureslounge CSC

  5. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    AULD TAM on 7TH JULY 2016 6:12 PM



    On the ‘rugby’ rule, I once asked then head of SFA refs George Cumming at a Refs meeting, why don’t we look at the advantage situation more like they do in Rugby i.e. give more than a few seconds (was back when it was just introduced)?



    His réponse to this day still mystifies me. He just stated “ Couldn’t do that because there are people in football don’t understand Rugby” and moved on. WTF ???????



    They were always looking for a gig with UEFA (see that Mr Dallas is still a UEFA ref observer at Euros)





    Confession may be good for the soul,but I think the self-flagellation is a step too far.



    Mind you,even planespotters deserve a fair crack of the whip.

  7. weebobbycollins on

    Philbhoy…I saw your post re Adblocker…I almost flounced last week out of frustration till I saw someone mention Adblocker. I googled it then downloaded it (a few seconds) and voila…I haven’t had a problem since. However, some of the sausage streams won’t play unless you disable it…flick of a mouse-off and on-and no mention of trial period. Hope you get sorted…

  8. Agreed sir, I’m not opposed to a little bit of flagellation but it’s the blimmin mess it makes. I think I will consign my plane-spotting alter ego back to the cupboard from whence it came along with the remains of the bottle of thoan richt rough Kaz brandy that brought it oot in the first place.



    Good night and God bless all on CQN :)

  9. leftclicktic on

    # a mistimed or clumsy challenge in the penalty area preventing obvious goal scoring opportunity may only result in a yellow card and penalty rather than an automatic red card.




    wonder what team of old slow cluggers will benefit most from that rule :)))))))



    though in fairness when the spotlight was on the MIBS last year i thought they done quite well, most of their discrestionary pens were awarded off camera.


    Till later all

  10. Hunderbirds are Gone on




    Yes it is SATA. I was well flecked off when I was given misinformation, and stepped out of a queue to get a seat on the later (lol) plane. I did not know that was what the queue was for at the time.



    They said they had info to give to the Toronto bound passengers first. When I found out they had been aqueezed on the “later” plane, at the expense of the passengers going to Ponta Delgado, and a few Canada bound passengers I was raging. Grrrrr.











    We used to cut a hole in a cardboard box,put the radio in it and pretend the picture was on the blink.

  12. Hunderbirds are Gone on




    Whit a waste of a box. That would have made a good robot’s head :))





    We couldnae afford the tinfoil to go round it,bud.

  14. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    I had found a vodafone red triangle charger thingy (real techno geek me lol) and got iPad back up to 8% but nearly oot again. Waiting with baited breath for the seven o clock announcement.

  15. prestonpans bhoys on

    Mchuness’ record in Europe is shocking , makes no surnames last 20 games look magical :0)

  16. That for me is probably the worst thing about airlines. They just lie. Tell us anything. Whatever they can think of. The only reason being that either it would take too long to explain the real reason to us, or we would just be too stupid to understand anyway. Because you have to realise that the people who run airlines and manage airports are all geniuses. We, their customers, are just cattle, except not as clever.



    There. Hopefully that’s explained things and made you feel a lot better about it all :o)



    Surely they must be breaking out the free food and drink vouchers by now? If not you could always all go stand about their desk and go moo, moooo, moo etc…



    Seriously though, sympathy my friend. There’s not much that’s more frustrating than being stuck in your situation. Hope they get themselves and you all sorted out soon.



    Hail Hail,



  17. Thunder Road on

    Pair of roasters.



    Anyone with any sense knows cardboard boxes are designed to hide in, in order to give someone a fright.

  18. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Hmmmmm. Thought France might have taken Kante back in. Maybe left Giroud out and put Griezmann up front. Germany will miss Hummels though.

  19. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Join the Robot Head clique now.



    New members welcome.



    No timewasters or Jack-in-the-boxes :)

  20. Thunder…



    Or for use as snug but temporary accommodation at the side of a runway while ‘they’ get the gaffa tape out to try and patch up the old crate they’re hoping to fly you somewhere with eventually?

  21. Aberdeen hang on for one goal defeat against Luxemburg part timers to go through. Terrible performance from a poor team.

  22. !!Bada Bing!! on



    Auld Tam




    Won’t make a difference. Six of them still won’t see it if it is a Celtic shot.


    VG :))

  23. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Unbelievable yet believable


    Seven o clock news update is that there will be an update at eight-thirty

  24. In other words, we have a plan! Although the plan at the moment is that there is no plan. So on to plan B, in an hour and a half. By that time we are confident that somebody can make up a plan. Unless anybody has any better ideas? In which case maybe YOU should be running this airline and not us. This whole airport in fact. What do you think of THAT Mr Smarty Pants!



    I think I could be an announcer at an airport you know..?

  25. BMCUW –



    Yes it would have to be absolutely 100% net-bound. Thinking of Carlos Cuellar’s save from Nakamura at Celtic Park when he was red-carded and I think it was Scott McDonald who converted the spot-kick.



    Or Griffiths’ header in the semi-final last year v Inverness which was missed by all officials.



    Any old hand-ball in the box that was going in the direction of the goal won’t be a penalty goal.

  26. 50 shades of green on




    Go find a TV (no one of they Ayrshire wans )


    and watch the fitba.



    Can see your half eight news becoming an old Trevor macdonald news at 10 number.



    Good luck though.

  27. JohnJames talking about illegally obtained information.



    Would this be charlotte fakeover he is referring to?

  28. Living a mere stone’s throw from Prestwick airport, part of the year, and almost directly under the flightpath I often observe aircraft taking off and landing.



    Keeps me happy!



    Always wanted to be a pilot, or a drummer in a rock n roll band, but it wasn’t to be!




  29. Grant Russell ‏@STVGrant


    Celtic have got until 11pm tonight to register players for the @LincolnRedImps games. One wildcard can be added up until Monday at 11pm.

  30. glendalystonsils on



    I note that the Flora Esch keeper that kept a clean sheet goes by the surname Hym.




    Sam Hym perchance?

  31. 50 shades of green on

    Tonights game.



    I expect the French to win the national anthem sing song at the start and the Germans to win the game (probably on bloody penalties). And hopefully no matter who wins tonight I hope they also go on to win the bloody thing on Sunday.



    Then its good bye to international fitba and get the Brendan revolution up and running with competitive games.




  32. Thomas Muller to score his first ever goal at Euros, amazing given he’s scored 10 in World Cup finals, but France to win 2-1






    We couldnae afford the tinfoil to go round it,bud.






    It was all getting used by the local Huns anyway. To line their heids with!!






    HH jamesgang





    Let me say straight off, I am a big fan of Fergus and the way he carried out the business of re-booting Celtic in the nineties. His legacy is tangible and lasting.



    However it took some of our number an inordinate amount of time to appreciate his worth – witness the booing as he unfurled the league flag in 1998 – a shameful day.



    Fast forward to today and we still get the same kind of vitriol, who knows, maybe from the same people, directed at Peter Lawwell, in the most snide way.



    One can only hope that Peter may, in the fullness of time, be recognised and ‘canonised’ like Fergus, for his contribution to our club.

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