Forrest, effectiveness and squad management


An unused Daizen Maeda returning to Glasgow will be a welcome sight for Ange Postecoglou, who has seen wingers Liel Abada and Sead Haksabanovic pick up knocks since leaving for the international break.

Given the precarious nature of fitness in our wide player with the crucial part of the season ahead, Sunday’s trip to Dingwall is an opportunity to give James Forrest a rare outing.  James has started only five games this season, his last at Ibrox on 2 January, when Ange preferred him to Jota, who was returning from injury, and Abada for tactical reasons.  It’s fair to say the experiment didn’t work as Celtic struggled until Jota and Liel were subbed on.  Parachuting the player into such a huge game, with only one start in the previous two months, was a challenge too far.

Although James seems to have been around forever, his is still only 31 and last year was given an extended contract that will see him remain at the club for another two full seasons.  If he is to contribute anything from his acres of experience in the domestic and European game, he will need to see more regular game time, else sharpness will drift towards ineffectiveness.

Dingwall on Sunday looks like a perfect opportunity for James to tick a few boxes.

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  1. Someone said that clocks went forwards on Sunday; I thought they went forwards all the time………….



    Mon the Ayrshire Superstar!!

  2. Setting free the Bears. Thanks for wonderful summary of the season so far. Hopefully many more great moments to come.

  3. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    BigRailRoadBlues …



    How do I go about acquiring your lifestyle?

  4. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Only half joking BTW.



    I routinely work.



    From posts on here, you routinely patronise assorted taverns and hostelries.



    One of us is doing something wrong.



    IMHO, it’s not you !




  5. Guys,



    Celtic v Rangers tonight on 3 sky channels.



    Come on you ghirls in Green.

  6. bigrailroadblues on

    Back to Basics


    Being retired and an old git I had to find a hobby. And playing hide and seek with Mrs BRRB is a daily challenge. You can never have enough good times. HH 😁👍

  7. I’ll be watching Ire v Fra tonight on cooncil TV. Should be a belter. Still need revenge for Henry cheatiness

  8. bigrailroadblues on

    An Tearmann


    Did RTE have a slot at 6pm every night for the Angelus or something like that? Maybe I’m mistaken, it’s been known. 🤔

  9. AT.



    Yes, I should have said that. Still a good service footie wise in Ireland. Can’t watch any Scotland games now; when it was Sky or BBC Scotland I had the subs or tune in through arial.






    They still have the Angelus. Shows De Valera era types stopping and looking quizzically at the sky 😎

  10. Coneybhoy,




    I only have the app and over here last few games have not been available here,so heres hoping.i will get it somewhere.:-)




  11. BRRB



    My passport was sent royal mail and after 9 weeks , still hasn’t arrived (hit by cyber attack). I ended up cancelling and re-applying 2 weeks ago so hopefully that arrives before the strike!!



    Letters are OK now so don’t worry , usually takes 4-5 working days to Ireland. Then it’s rowed up the Liffey on a coracle into Kildare – the land of soldiers, horses and GAA

  12. bigrailroadblues on



    Ok dokey, I shall have another beer to calm my fevered brow. And no jokes, I had enough from BelmontBrian on Saturday. Dearie me (Courtesy St Stivs). 🙄

  13. OK no more jokes but I did hear that the guy who invented throat lozenges was buried the other day.



    No coffin at the funeral , strangely

  14. Greenpinata



    One for the immigrants eh,get it reet up everyone of the patriotic,us,we,invasion,flooded wi immigrants right wing faecal narratives.



    Good luck in getting a 2nd seat:-) see what the vote brings




  15. Prestonpans bhoys on




    That figure made me laugh, so on average we have 15,000 empty seats. Amazing since most of our games are sold oot 😛

  16. Back to basics



    See maeda is coming back to get treatmemt,






    I hope the list dont grow as i thought jamesie was injured.


    Just shows you,one week its relaxing with a cigar next its crisis.:-)








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