I doubt that Christopher Jullien was included in our Europa League squad is an indication that he will appear in a Celtic shirt near you anytime soon. The final group game is three months away, a timeframe that is more likely for Chris to be ready for European action.
The player was a crucial addition to the team that won our ninth successive title, performing memorably heroics in that season’s Europa League group. His goal in the League Cup Final that season resulted in one of the sweetest Hampden moments in a clutch of several in recent seasons. You will recall, though, that his early season form in the summers of 2019 and 2020 was far from his best. He is a player who takes a month longer to get up to match fitness than others.
Having not kicked a ball since December, the work required to get him back to his peak will be considerable. It will do him no favours to force him into a level of competition he is not ready for.
I was delighted to hear Bolton Wanderers agreed a CVA with creditors two years after going into administration. Chairwoman Sharon Brittan said; “After a very challenging two years we are absolutely delighted to confirm that the Club has reached agreement with its unsecured creditors.
“This ensures that we have met our obligations, satisfied the EFL requirements and are therefore free of any embargoes and penalties.”
Bolton faced a number of winding-up orders but clung to survival long enough to meet creditors’ requirements. It is remarkable how few football clubs actually go to the wall, most fans find a way to pay creditors and keep their linage intact.