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Lustig a gamble too far for final

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There is an argument that Kieran Tierney should have been operated on earlier in the season, when the extent of his injury became clear, but if he is fit to start against Hearts on Saturday, he should play.  A few days delay to his op and convalescence will make little difference.

The same is not true of Mikael Lustig.  Mikael has been injured four times since November and is clearly in a fragile state.  Starting him on Saturday risks a repeat of a scene we have become familiar with: Mikael hobbling off early in a game and curtailing the manager’s tactical options.

Jeremy Toljan and Anthony Ralston can both deputise at Hampden, one of whom should start.  Neither Mikael or Neil Lennon will know for sure if the full back will remain at Celtic after the Cup Final, but thoughts of an on-field farewell should be kept until after the game is won.

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  1. KT, Broonie, Mika and Odsonne injured.

     

    Mika, Jozo and Olivier all for the off.

     

     

    Have we got a big game at the weekend?

     

     

    Eurochamps67

  2. Hope the Bibs on my seat on SAT are one size fits all which included

     

     

    6ft 3 cough cough big boned bhoys

  3. Given the current rumours regarding the next manager — do we have two separate streams in play?

     

     

    Stream 1: NL deserves the job, understands the club with a partial, slanted and forced selection of his career highlights to back it up being put out by a selection of interweb stalwarts.

     

     

    Stream 2: Big name / EPL friendly candidate — RB was the first discussed but now we are onto others.

     

    Lots of talk about rounds of golf and all roads leading to Barbados.

     

     

    Is this as basic / simplistic as it seems — Conflict in Paradise / PL vs DD?

     

    Surely the last three years shows that investment in the coaching staff pays dividends.

     

     

    If PL cannot work that out or his ego means that he does not want to work with a star name then the flea is wagging the tail that is wagging the dog.

     

     

    Not a great fan of DD but at least he can see the big picture and the way forward towards a growth agenda.

     

     

    Big EPL friendly name / gold start coach offers more support to this season’s huge rumour — working our way towards the EPL.

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