No rest period for Emilio will be welcomed


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. leftclicktic on

    Majestic Hartson


    What a man BBJ is, im sitting filling up listening to him tonight



  2. Looks like a summary dismissal, which whatever way you look at it, isn’t good.



    I just hope he and the club can sort things out pronto. Whatever’s gone on we owe him that much at least.

  3. Clashcitybhoy on

    Listening to BBJ on Talksport – highly recommend anyone who is missing it to tune in , or listen to the podcast replay

  4. Doc –



    Never knew of anyone trying to bang Drum through village, if so more than a Drum would have been banged.


    The Village is 50/50 with little of your ex work colleague.


    Yes they did try to pass through in the late 80’s – more than women in Deck chairs stopped this, and it was a mixed crowd

  5. Gordon64


    I know who they are and they’d place me too i’d say.



  6. Cowiebhoy on 3 June, 2012 at 23:50 said:



    I don’t even remember the lads name, he was about 17 at the time.


    Worked at the slaughter house in the Cornton. I remember telling him he was a lucky boy not to get his drum broken.


    I remember the march getting stopped, nice story about the village women even if it’s just a myth.


    Bannockburns the place to be though;-)

  7. garygillespieshamstring on

    According to Ssn page, Thomson informed he was sacked in telephone conversation with Neil Lennon.




  8. Margaret McGill on

    My dear dear dear dear moneytinkers @ad infinitum



    seasy peasy.


    When you goat money ye spend it when you dont ye dinny. Ya diddies.


    Supply and demand would you adam and smith it.


    Look I have a bagga chips its no a bag o worms rectum.


    I eat them I invest in the fecalism.


    Did ye no go tae schooL? Like ah did.


    Howevahhhhhhh sumtimes ye can peristalsis oot gold.


    I”m tellin ye noo thats inflation.



    Wizzy had some skizzy in a tizzy is izzy so ah


    rhyme in the eponomyously psycho bit tie some laces


    wan a billable syllable the ither a metaphor ah never liked.



    Yer pal who gobs ye awe a stoater

  9. Gall


    Thanks for the reply.


    I grew up in Crieff and was always in awe


    of the Muthill bhoys.


    I’m sure you will always be welcome.

  10. Doc,


    If you are the ex main man of that establishment (Cornton), I know you very very well, and you will know me likewise, sit with a good friend of both at paradise, hope you are keeping well.



    Hail Hail

  11. Not surprised to hear about Thompson’s departure to be honest, thought this was coming for about 3 months.



    I do wish him all the best though.

  12. tommytwiststommyturns on

    If it’s true, then I’m sorry to hear that hun-skelper Thommo will be leaving the club. The only positive I can take out of the situation is that Neil now has the chance to appoint the auld haun that some of us were crying out for early last season.


    Neil will need all the help he can get while trying to qualify for the CL group stages.



    All the best to Thommo.



  13. garygillespieshamstring on

    16 roads ; my thoughts also. NL does not strike me as the type of guy to do someone else’s dirty work for them.


    I can only assume that if the story is true, Neil agrees with, or instigated, the move.




  14. Cowiebhoy on 4 June, 2012 at 00:06 said:


    The ex main man was my Father. I, my younger(just) brother and Mother all worked at the factory. Auld Doc, as he is now known is still out and about on his wee scooter.


    Did you go up on the Bannockburn bus?

  15. Gotta Go



    Good Night Scotland


    Good Night Ireland


    Good Night Wales


    Good Night England


    Good Night New Zealand


    Good Night Australia






    Good Night….Hamish Macdonald, wherever you are.






    Still, Laughin’, like Hell.

  16. Gordon64


    I got told a story recently where two fellas one named Myles the other whose surname was Furlong were working together back in the day,they were returning home i their old car/van and were stopped by perthshires finest and asked for their names. You can imagine officer Dibbles face when he was told “he’s Myles fae Crieff and i’m a Furlong fae Perth” :)



  17. TTTT



    Surely if Neil wanted an auld haun aboot CP he would have had one by now. Neil brought in Johan and Alan and Gary. It was PL who wanted the auld haun and Neil who resisted it. Hard to see him wanting one now.



    Seems to me it is a good training ground coach we need to replace Thommo’s role.



    Stevie Frail stepping up???

  18. Our tactical naivety was exposed too often


    and i was not quite sure of Thommo’s role


    at times.

  19. Paul67,



    I just listened to your discussion yesterday on BBC Scotland. Very impressive.



    I am sure people around Scotland (supporters of other clubs) would want to hear more of your thoughts on football.



    The podcast stopped a bit abruptly though, 23 minutes was the airtime?

  20. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    garygillespieshamstring on 4 June, 2012 at 00:08 said:



    I know mate,but this is the last thing that the club needed all the same,the only redeeming factor is that this has happened early on in the pre-season.



    We always have this habit of shooting ourselves in the foot.



    It just goes to show though – Lenny is driven,single-minded perhaps,maybe even ruthless…focused i would call it.



    Doesn’t matter who you are,if you act the eejit – yer gone.






    The club cannot afford to be compromised,by anything,or anybody,in these most vital of times.



    Qualification to CL Group Stages – that is the priority.

  21. Is MUTHILL the first wee village you come into after leaving crieff on the road to braco….i passed through it last night …theres a celtic pub there and am i right in saying they use sweenys coach to travel to the games

  22. Doc


    Yes and still a frequent traveller on it.


    Found my 1978 Junior membership card the other week, with your Dads signature on it.


    Remember you and your brother well.



    logging off now

  23. Hearts will take legal advice as they face getting just £64,000 of the £800,000 still owed to them by Ragers transfer of Lee Wallace.



    * CVA giggles *

  24. Cowiebhoy on 4 June, 2012 at 00:19 said:


    Goodnight mate, daughter and I go up in the car, never know though,season tickets for next year, think about going up on the bus.

  25. setting free the bears



    I agree, I don’t think the auld hand will be brought in now.



    Neil is obviously a very confident Manager, he has decided how he is going to do things.



    I can see him bringing on board Chris Sutton or Henryk as both don’t look to be cutout for Manager. Or he could go totally leftfield as I’m sure he has been learning more than ever now that he is a Manager.

  26. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Margaret McGill on 4 June, 2012 at 00:19 said:



    Drinking with Allan McGregor?



    Only messin’.



    I hope that he(Thommo) has be offered another post in football and just decided to move on,it doesn’t look like that is the case though,unfortunately.