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Lustig cannot afford to think about burnout

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The one positive for the defence during the international break is that Kieran Tierney was allowed home to rest, instead of facing Portugal at the weekend.  Celtic players involved with their youth or full national teams have faced two games a week pretty much since June.  A consequence of this has been no opportunity to work on their base fitness and practically no time at Lennoxtown to work on set plays.

International friendlies continue until tomorrow, meaning Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig will not return to Lennoxtown until Thursday.  Both are expected to play for their national teams.  Dedryck has been crucial for Celtic since coming back into the side in September, while Mikael cannot afford to think about burnout.  He needs to perform twice a week, every week, no matter the energy levels.  Has this had an effect on his performances?  You have to expect so.

We have two games per week until the next international break.  I would consider resting Mikael for the trips to Dundee and Livingston.  I would also consider substituting two defenders, if the score-line allows.

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  1. FB

     

    They refuse to blame the SFA, which takes some avoiding of the issues considering how that mob has governed football here, it will be cosy arrangement tied in with the Sevco stuff though, mutually beneficial, the press get the same club stuff and the SFA get left alone no matter how big a mess they make.

  2. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hello, this is WEE BGFC.

     

    In 1803, we sailed out to sea,

     

    Out from the sweet town of Derry.

     

    For Australia bound, if we didn’t all drown,

     

    And the marks of our fetters we carried.

     

    In rusty iron chains, we sighed for our weans,.

     

    Our good women we left in sorrow.

     

    As the main sils unfurled, curses we hurled,

     

    On the English, with thoughts of tomorrow.

     

     

    You’ve heard enough, who wrote it?

     

     

    HH

     

    WEE BGFC

  3. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hello, this is WEE BGFC. For sils, read sails. :-)

     

     

    HH

     

    WEE BGFC

  4. DESSYBHOY

     

    The mssm are of the same mindset of the vast majority in the best wee country.

     

    They would rather fail than have Timmy succeed.

     

    The terminal decline of our national sport since the 70’s is a national scandal.

     

    They only get away with it due to media and political silence in the best wee country.

  5. WEE BGFC

     

     

    Well I’ve only eve heard Christy Moore sing it but I think it was written by either Bik MacFarlane or Bobby Sands.

  6. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hello, this is WEE BGFC. If you didn’t get it, shame! :-)

     

     

    HH

     

    WEE BGFC

  7. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hello, this is WEE BGFC. The correct answer was, Bobby Sands, well done Troon Celt, Celtic Mac and all who got it that I haven’t read yet and or have got it in the silence of their heart.

     

    Old rebs CSC.

     

     

    HH

     

    WEE BGFC

  8. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hello, this is WEE BGFC. Next question:

     

    What was the first name of Kelly, ‘the boy form Killane’?

     

     

    HH

     

    WEE BGFC

  9. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hello, this is WEE BGFC. For ‘form’, read from. Feckin’ keyboard1

     

     

    HH

     

    WEE BGFC

  10. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hello, this is WEE BGFC. 2 out of 2, Mr. Troon Celt! :-)

     

     

    HH

     

    WEE BGFC

  11. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hello, this is WEE BGFC. I’d do another one but Da’s shouting me in for dinner.

     

     

    HH

     

    WEE BGFC

  12. What is the Stars on

    Wee BGFC

     

    What was the name of the ship in “Mutiny on the Bounty ”

     

    No googlin ??

  13. Fan a tic

     

    On the news tonight a rep of the Tartan Army was of the opinion Mcleish has to go as he thinks people will not continue to attend,pity the SFA escape scrutiny.

  14. Spain without Pique giving a defensive masterclass in ballwatching to go 2-0 down to England.

     

    England look like scoring overtime they counter.

  15. DESSYBHOY@8-17

     

    Changing the coach would be a band aid on a gaping wound.

     

    I’v said it often but until the country faces up to it’s dirty little secret nothing will change.

     

    McLeish will be replaced with another SFA puppet with the same agenda.

     

    Scotlands shame must be preserved..

  16. FAN-A-TIC

     

    Never understood the expression ball watching, it’s stupid, if you don’t know where the ball is you are fecked, bottom line, if you follow the ball it matters not where the man is, as long as you know where the ball is and where it’s going you are in control, now if you were to say watching the player instead of watching the ball :-)

  17. Delaneys Dunky on

    Sipsini

     

    Get it bought and see you there Provo Joe.

     

    Met the bhoy fae Clydebank we met in Munich. His first question,”How’s Provo Joe fae the ‘Mulk?” ?

     

    YNWA

  18. THE EXILED TIM

     

    On the goals all defenders gravitated to the ball which was in an Englishmans possession leaving their direct opponent in acres of space to score from.

     

    I prefer the term ball watching as thats the direction they advanced towards.

     

    Shows how having no leadership at the back makes it difficult for defenders to know their responsibility.

     

    Have been saying for a while that Celtic need a designated leader at the back to delegate especially in Europe where teams movement often leads our defenders to ask whose man was it?

  19. Delaneys Dunky on

    TET

     

    Lubo was the first player I ever watched week in week out, always anticipating where the ball was going to be, where his opponents and team mates were, whilst planning the next 5 passages of play. Little Genius.

     

    Gift From God.

     

    YNWA

  20. PARKHEADCUMSALFORD

     

    You may be right.

     

    In most countries such a notion would be ludicrous but not in the best wee country.

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