No rest period for Emilio will be welcomed

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I know I’m not the only one with a pavlovian dislike of hearing Celtic players mentioned in international match reports in June.  Preseason training is only four weeks away, quickly followed by the Champions League qualifying round, so these weeks should be for rest and recuperation.  The one exception to the rule, this summer, is Emilio Izaguirre, who is set to play two World Cup qualifiers for Honduras over the next two weeks.

Emilio missed most of last season through injury and then sat out much of the remaining part of the campaign due to the impressive form of Charlie Mulgrew.  He is the one player in the squad who benefit from competitive football to restore his edge, and confidence.

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  1. doc

     

     

    i have heard that you can hire the building , the top room used to be open to the public , but last time i visited , it was closed

     

     

    there’s a pond to the front of the building that is home to the rare-great crested newt

     

     

    TBH i find the newts more interesting than the building

     

     

    HH

  2. Gall

     

    You are right about Muthill.

     

    Home of some of the finest Celtic supporters

     

    you could meet.

  3. zimmerman

     

     

    Gotcha!

     

     

    Gonna spend the rest of tonight putting it together.

     

    Cheers.

     

     

    The official site is now back up, no statement re: Alan Thompson

     

     

    Curiously enough on the news box on the page there is the BBC report about it

  4. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    the_huddle on 3 June, 2012 at 23:05 said:

     

    Lets be honest now, Thommo has either quit because he feels he’s got a job better than at Celtic, he was demanding to much money in his new contract or his personal life has caused problems.

     

     

    He’s not the fist and he won’t be the last to leave us (for a variety of reasons) no need for people oh here to get their panties in a twist.

     

     

    share on F’book or Twitter

     

     ******

     

     

    Totally agree.

     

     

    Let’s not make a drama out of something that happens in every job.

     

     

    Either way, there will be a genuine reason for Alan’s departure, whether for personal reasons or club reasons.

     

     

    It will be interesting to observe the blog’s reaction, along the natural divide of pro or anti Board.

  5. maisy dribble on 3 June, 2012 at 23:14 said:

     

     

    It’s a while since I looked but I think it was expensive to hire.

     

    Didn’t know about the newts, the pond looked very over grown when I was last there.

  6. Celtic first-team coach Alan

     

    Thompson was sacked last

     

    night – just three weeks after

     

    the champions lifted the SPL

     

    trophy at Parkhead.

     

    Friends of Thompson

     

    claimed he had been

     

    dismissed because of

     

    concerns within the club

     

    about his ‘lifestyle’.

     

    The 38-year-old was said to

     

    be ‘shocked and very

     

    disappointed’ by the news

     

    he was being axed from Neil

     

    Lennon’s backroom staff.

     

    Thompson is also

     

    understood to have left

     

    demanding to know if the

     

    decision was down to former

     

    team-mate Lennon or the

     

    club hierarchy. It is believed

     

    that no compensation was

     

    agreed for his one-year

     

    rolling contract, leaving open

     

    the possibility of a legal

     

    dispute.

     

    In February 2011, Thompson

     

    was fined £600 and banned

     

    from driving for 16 months

     

    after admitting a drink-

     

    driving charge. Sources claim

     

    Thompson received further

     

    warnings from the club about

     

    his behaviour.

     

    The dramatic development

     

    leaves Lennon with assistant

     

    Johan Mjallby and coach

     

    Garry Parker as the key

     

    members of his technical

     

    staff.

     

    It remains to be seen

     

    whether any moves will be

     

    made to replace Thompson

     

    before Celtic step up

     

    preparations for the

     

    Champions League qualifiers

     

    that will open their new

     

    campaign.

     

    The Geordie was brought

     

    back to Celtic Park by

     

    Lennon when the Northern

     

    Irishman was appointed as

     

    permanent boss in the

     

    summer of 2010.

     

    In public, their relationship

     

    seemed close, with

     

    Thompson lavishing praise

     

    on both Lennon’s managerial

     

    ability and his mental

     

    strength as they closed in on

     

    last season’s convincing title

     

    triumph.

     

    Now, though, their bond has

     

    been broken, bringing to an

     

    end a Celtic connection that

     

    started for Thompson when

     

    he was signed for the club by

     

    Martin O’Neill in a

     

    £2.75million move from

     

    Bolton Wanderers in 2000.

     

    He went on to help the club

     

    reach the final of the 2003

     

    UEFA Cup in Seville – alongside

     

    Lennon and Mjallby – as Celtic

     

    lost to Porto.

     

    Thompson won three SPL titles

     

    under O’Neill and was

     

    regularly at the heart of Old

     

    Firm action, scoring seven times against

     

    Rangers and being sent off in three derbies.

  7. My Dear,dear,dear,friend.. Doc.. (Noo that is whit Ah call a Beezer o’ a Soubriquet.. and only WAN Syllable ,tae.. Ah luv it!)

     

     

    Hiya,Pally.. Pleased, tae meetya .

     

     

    Ah didnae denigrate Izzy’s Soccer Skill…when He is

     

    in charge of the Football..

     

     

    Whit Ah hiv aginst him.. is HIs very Mediocre Skill ,in Gettin Rid of the Fitba tae a well placed Colleague,in a Manner which wull allow that colleague, tae gather it successfully.

     

     

    In essence… Ah think.. Izzy, needs tae improve, significantly,in making Telling more Distributions of the fitba’

     

     

    That is Ma Honest Opinion. of HIm.. AT THE MOMENT..

     

     

    It is Subject to change.. should Izzy, manage tae confront

     

    this Serious Short-Coming in Play,and do something… to rectify it.

     

     

    Thanks fur ye kind remarks …

     

     

    Kojo

     

    yer pal…who likes ye aloater

     

     

    Still Laughin’

  8. Newsflash,

     

    Any Bruce Springsteen fans

     

    The Boss shortly to appear on Rock in Rio,.. live on you tube.

  9. Pretty shocked at Thommo’s departure! For whatever reason, thanks anyway for your playing days and latterly your coaching days, helping bring back the title to paradise.

     

     

    HH Alan

  10. Not too worried about AT leaving. Great player, mediocre coach. Great opportunity for club to add some proven quality to Neil’s back room staff. Steve Clarke would do just fine for me

  11. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Go and get Joe Jordan from Spurs.

     

     

    Or even better still,Chris Sutton.

  12. macanbheatha on

    I dont know what happened with Thommo, but at least his PAYE and NI contributions will be in order. The rags will have some sport with this for a few days so be prepared some crazy headlines, maybe even a cracked crest or two.

  13. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Sloleybhoy on 3 June, 2012 at 23:23 said:

     

     

    Mediocre coach?

     

     

    Championship winning coach.

     

     

    I wish him all the best,regardless.Just hope that he wasn’t sacked on account of his alleged drinking problem.

  14. Kojo on 3 June, 2012 at 23:18 said:

     

     

    Not many wide players have a very high percentage of success with the final ball, I don’t know his stats specifically, and it’s too late to check tonight,,but Id bet they would be a match for most.

     

    I didn’t mean to imply his defending wasn’t his best attribute, that was my assertion.

     

    Izzy has an effect on the whole team going forward when he plays, he is a great influence of the team.

     

    Glad you like the blog name, I am called that, among other things in day to day life also, shortening of the surname.

     

    Good chatting, as always.

  15. Gordon64 on 3 June, 2012 at 23:15 said:

     

    My auntie lived there back in the day and i know a few of the inhabitants.

     

    HH

  16. Fallin, Throsk, Airth & Plean – not for us.

     

     

    Now Cowie – For Good Ghuys, and never had a walk pass though for them.

  17. .

     

     

    G’Day CQN.. I’m Sitting here Sat Sittin.. In a Castle.. Not Windsor..

     

     

    But Hey Ho.. It’s a Castle.. All the Family Sleeping..Must still be on Oz Time.. Ha..

     

     

    Yous Will Probably Laugh at Me..

     

     

    But..

     

     

    My Bhoy Georgious is 200/1 to Be Top Goalscorer in the Euros..

     

     

    Now that is 66/1 or 50/1 a Place and 3 Goals Could Clinch it.. He Does play a Different Game for Greece Now and His Last Goal.. Well it Had Sammi all over it..

     

     

    btw I’m 2yr off the Punt.. You Know what Happense when a Ex Punter Gives a Fancy.. It Comes In.. Ha

     

     

    Summa of Samaras

  18. James Edward McGrory 408 goals in 408 league games on

    WTH!

     

     

    Just found out Thommo is leaving, anyone know why?

  19. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Shakes head and whit a rattlen mt sound. Hooper with big H pleeze!!

  20. Petec,

     

     

    There is a link to Paul67’s radio broadcast, but as for provoding that link, well I am certainly not your man there.

     

     

    I am sure other more skilled posters can provide the link.

     

     

    Martin42

  21. Gall

     

    I take it you will know Mr TS and family.

     

    Great wee place.

     

    Mental Celtic supporters.

  22. Cowiebhoy on 3 June, 2012 at 23:34 said:

     

     

    I worked with a wee Orangeman who lived in Cowie, he walked through Cowie one night banging his wee drum, stupid wee boy he was.

     

    I remember they tried get a march though there around 1986, the women sat across the road in deck chairs, they didn’t get past. I wasn’t there so don’t know if that was myth or truth.

  23. It now sounds official. :(

     

     

    All the best in the future Alan and thanks for all of your contributions to Celtic as player and first team coach.

     

     

    I wonder if Henryk is not cut out to be a Manager and is realising this. The boost he gave the Celtic team the last time he trained with the team was monumental. If we were looking to bring in a new coach it may well be worth sounding out, assuming Neil was ok with him coming on board.

  24. James Edward McGrory 408 goals in 408 league games on

    Majestic Hartson on 3 June, 2012 at 23:39 said:

     

     

    Listening to him too, powerful stuff

     

     

    HH

  25. Will be sorry to see Tommo go for whatever reason. Great servent to the Tic. John Hartson on radio, typical Big John, heart and soul.