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Ronny’s Aberdeen-Salzburg dilemma

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Before the second leg against Maribor I went into detail about how important it was for Ronny Deila to rest his players.  He did, we lost to Inverness and players spent the bulk the Maribor game looking like strangers.

Since then players’ propensity to look strangers has increased, with the arrival of Stefan Scepovic, John Guidetti and Wakaso Mubarak, not to mention the anticipated return of Aleks Tonev.  Ronny has some serious decisions to make.

Does he flood the team with all this new blood, or allow them time to build match fitness and familiarity?  New blood is badly needed but so is team cohesion.

Any decision for Aberdeen will be made with the visit to Salzburg one week today in mind.  On paper, away to the top seed is our most difficult Europa League game, so we have to be ready.

My expectation is that three, if not all four, of the above will feature heavily on Saturday, which will inform Ronny ahead of his choices for Europe.

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  1. Neil Lennon & McCartney on

    philvisreturns

     

    12:45 on 11 September, 2014

     

     

    neil lennon & mccartney – As Minister for State for Trade and Investment, he tried to claim that the NHS won’t be affected By TTIP.

     

     

    What has that got to do with Celtic? (thumbsup)

     

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    It might just be me, but making false claims about the future of the NHS is contrary to the ethos of Celtic and the Celtic Foundation.

     

     

    Ergo, he should not be on the Celtic board.

  2. darwinsbeautifulidea – as for Norwegian players name one good one ever to play for us

     

     

    Vidar Riseth. (thumbsup)

  3. the long wait is over on

    If I were RD I’d forget all about Salzburg.

     

     

    If we don’t beat Aberdeen the calls for his head, however unjustified , will just get louder and , while I don’t believe we would be in any danger of not winning the league, it would make our league position unacceptably poor.

     

     

    Let’s concentrate on beating Aberdeen and , if we can , take confidence from that to Salzburg.

     

     

    Failure to win against Aberdeen at home could knock confidence fatally ahead of Salzburg

  4. neil lennon & mccartney – making false claims about the future of the NHS is contrary to the ethos of Celtic and the Celtic Foundation.

     

     

    I think it’s just you. There’s no mention of the NHS in Celtic’s social charter. (thumbsup)

  5. darwinsbeautifulidea………….We won the league at a canter last year playing some right good stuff, hardly let in a goal for a record breaking series of wins.

     

     

    We do need a team settled quickly but that should have happened before the CL Qualifiers.

  6. Guyfawkes,

     

     

    Young Henderson gave is a genuine box to box midfielder with a bit of dig,strength and composure.

     

    Never looked out of place for a minute.Our form at the end of last season was excellent and we would have taken Milan and Ajax no probs.

     

     

    Liam gave us a nice balance in midfield.

     

     

    Free the Henderson 1!

  7. bhoylo83

     

     

    The motm in the Norway v Italy game was Zaza, the big CF.

     

     

    Stefan’s main contribution was giving the ball away to the opposition, unfortunately.

     

     

    HH!!

  8. darwinsbeautifulidea – Vidar Riseth was the base player in the original line up of A-Ha. FACT. (thumbsup)

  9. Looks a lot like Che Guevara

     

    12:52 on

     

    11 September, 2014

     

    Apologies if this has been posted before. tried to scroll back on previous article but couldnt find it.

     

     

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/newcastle-united/11088540/Newcastle-United-for-sale-as-Mike-Ashley-eyes-Rangers.html

     

     

    Seems like Mike Ashleys interested in Sevco and will sell NUFC if required to increase his stak However if Campbell Ogilvie has his way surely the SFA will alter their rules on ownership in the meantime and allow Honest Mike to increase his stake in Sevco if he doesnt find a buyer for NUFC thus ensuring the Spivs get their cash, Mike gets his club and Scotland keeps Sevco????

     

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    He’s been trying to sell NUFC for years, he won’t be buying Huns, he’s got the profitable bit, he’s selling their kits to them, anything else operates at a loss.

  10. neil lennon & mccartney – I was not aware that a government trade deal would stop Celtic promoting health and wellbeing.

     

     

    Are you suggesting Celtic should decide how the NHS is organised now? (thumbsup)

  11. prestonpans bhoys dam justice for the 5 on

    Tallybhoy

     

    12:37 on 11 September, 2014

     

    I would have young Liam Henderson in the starting 11 ahead of Johansen every time

     

     

    No chance, Johansen is to Ronny what Forrest was to Lenny i.e. if fit he plays………

  12. Ok SFTB. Iget it. You want to take the 5th on your honest opinion but wait on your opinion being formulated in time by others.

     

     

    Surprised you are not an Independent thinker!

     

     

    I am sure you agree with the Lower tribunal the Upper Tribunal so far on Sevco EBT case and don’t have an opinion.

     

     

    anyways. over to your footy for now.

     

     

    MWd says AYE

  13. Neil Lennon & McCartney on

    Philvis,

     

     

    It’s the effect of the trade deal on the NHS that concerns me.

     

     

    The best that Celtic stands for is promoting health and well-being, understanding and positive social integration

  14. booker t – Harald was too Milky Bar Kid for my liking.

     

     

    Vidar wasn’t afraid to put a bit of stick about. (thumbsup)

  15. Prestonpans

     

     

    “No chance, Johansen is to Ronny what Forrest was to Lenny i.e. if fit he plays………”

     

     

     

    I’ll fix that for you.

     

     

    No chance. Johansen is to Ronny what johansen was to lenny. ie if fit, he plays ;)

  16. Paul67 et al

     

     

    Ed Milliband is “proud to say no”.

     

    I guess Red Ed he hasn’t got around to reading the 1918 Constitution just yet.

     

    Then again he is a busy boy.

  17. Neil Lennon & McCartney on

    I predict that Johansen will not start on Saturday.

     

     

    Nor indeed will Efe.

     

     

    Is Lustig still injured?

  18. Kilbowie Kelt will vote YES on

    Quite surprised to see that our abusive & foul mouthed troll still has full rights to post as he pleases.

     

    Paul is indeed a tolerant host.

     

     

    Mind you, nastiness reaches a level at which it becomes comical.

     

     

     

    Another first for Philvis.

     

    Form is temporary,.. class is permanent.

  19. To clarify from last night. I used the two jobs I quoted as examples. I have worked in the financial industry for around 15 years. I have left organisations previously due to their stance on Scottish jobs. I worked for a major world wide bank who moved jobs from London to Scotland and then began to out source to Asia in various companies. I was given the opportunity to travel there and train the employees effectively how to do my job. My father who is a staunch labour and union man could not understand why I did this. I said to him I either take part and gain experience or do nothing and remain in place here until the inevitable redundancies took place in a few years. When I travelled to train my colleagues in Asia I saw the size of the office and when asked on my return about whether I thought all the jobs would go I said yes. It took 5 years bit the building is now empty. All the jobs are gone. The bank in its wisdom done a flitting abroad out the back door. If they had done so directly from London there would have been an out cry. They were smart. They cut costs initially by moving to Scotland and then out of the country.

     

    I then moved to a major high street bank to get experience in the front line of banking. I didn’t wait the time for redundancy. I saw no future and jumped ship. I could see the financial crash coming. Frankly the methods used by these institutions to sell products to customers was unethical and I sat down with my boss the branch manager and said I wanted to be redeployed in another role. I refuse to meet sales targets in what is a service job for customers in a small town branch. She understood and I worked my notice. I was not surprised to see this high street bank struggle in future and the PPI situation was a national disgrace. The regulators the FSA done nothing for the people who invest their trust in the financial organisations and have been replaced by the FCA. On leaving this major high street bank I got a job with a major UK insurer. It wasn’t a great move to be fair and within a year I was faced with redundancy. My job was being out sourced to Asia. I left before the inevitable redundancy and gained a short term role with a drinks firm doing back office accounts when my current employer head hunted me and offered me money I couldn’t refuse. I took them up on it and excelled in the company. I led a team, coached became a team manager. I then trained people on systems across the UK and beyond. I am now a qualified software tester. I have adapted. I have been able through this company to increase my skills and gain experience and knowledge.

     

    We now sit on the cusp of independence for our wee nation. I still doubt it will happen but if it does myself and my wife who work for the same company may be out of work. We may be out of work anyway we have been in consultation for 3 months. I have received less than 1% wage rise and 1 bonus of less than £500 in the last 5 years. My wife has fared much worse in this respect and we both have exceeded expectations in our job and have low sickness. This is the reward for loyalty. To gain a rise in wages you must move companies. During my changing of job title I received a wage rise once. We are told year on year the bank is toiling times are tight and wage rises and bonuses will be low. Fair? Maybe? When you look at the organisation profits it tells a different story. Have I fallen out of love with the industry I work in? Probably. It has sickened most people recently it’s hard to be proud of the industry anymore. I have never been out of work in my adult life and never intend to be. If my employer leaves these shores then so be it. This election is not about me. I have no mortgage and little savings. I have less to lose than most people. What I have to gain is the right to walk to my parliament when I am unhappy and look these politicians in the eye and address them when they do not support the will of the people. I will work in any job to provide for my family. No offence intended to the two professions I chose. They were selected to be far different from my current profession.

     

    Whether my choice to vote is stupid, brave or on a whim is my choice and the choice of every voter. It is in my opinion it is the right choice for my son.

     

    The debate on independence has been encouraging. People are talking about politics. This can only be healthy.

     

    This time next week it is all over and we can get back to talking Celtic!

     

     

    LB

  20. Philvisreturns

     

     

    I for one do not waznt or like the fact that our PLC is being ran by individuals with the morals and principles of men who have no regard for the founding morals and principles of my club.

     

     

    That pretty much sums it up.

     

     

    I am sure you are delighted by that but for me. Na! We do not need right wing self serving liars, elitist , establishement, poverty creators on our board.

     

     

    thank you.

     

     

    MWD says AYE

  21. neil lennon & mccartney – It’s the effect of the trade deal on the NHS that concerns me.

     

     

    Don’t worry. Nobody is trying to harm the NHS. This stuff about “privatisation” is just noise.

     

     

    The best that Celtic stands for is promoting health and well-being, understanding and positive social integration

     

     

    Celtic has been doing that since long before the NHS was dreamed up. The club isn’t a political party, so has no need to get involved in technical discussions over how the NHS is run. (thumbsup)

  22. Playing Liam Henderson last year while Callum McGregor (and Atajic, Toshney, Irvine etc;) were out on loan does not mean that Liam Henderson or Darnel Fisher were above the loanees in the pecking order. In fact I’d say that the opposite was true,

     

     

    The loanees had already been tested in the first team and loaning them out was a chance to see if they could establish themselves as regulars at a lower level club before coming back as improved players to try to establish themselves as regular squad players. Meanwhile, other youngsters, below the loaned cohort, could get a few chances at first team level. If they were really good, there is no need to send them out on loan, and they can stay to compete like James Forrest has done. If they were promising like Atajic and Irvine were, it was hoped that they would improve and come back challenging. Callum was probably amongst the least fancied of the group loaned out but he was the one who grabbed his chance where the others basically failed. That is why Atajic, McGeoch, and Toshney are being moved on and why Irvine’s place is hanging on a shoogly peg (he did establish but did not shine at Killie so he still needs a big season this year).

     

     

    If Lustig and Matthews stay fit, which is a questionable proposition, then Darnell Fisher would benefit from a 6 month loan spell, as would, possibly Liam Henderson and John Herron. We need to know, not just if they are decent footballers, but if they are mentally tough enough to fight for a “nailed on” place in a squad like Celtic’s. Neither Henderson or Fisher have “made it” yet. There is still a big gap to cross for them both.

     

     

    I assume that, unlike last year, they will not have the attraction of CL Youth Development league matches to provide benefit in keeping them here from August to December, at least. Given that we still have a large squad, I see some potential in loaning out a few reserve and youth midfielders.

  23. Ronny will pick his best team to face the opposition of the day.

     

     

    Salzburg and the dons will line up completely different.

     

     

    No players will need to be rested imo. The game next Thursday carries only a fraction of the importance of the maribor one and imo a fraction of the importance of the Aberdeen game.

     

     

    C’mon the hoops.

  24. Paul67

     

     

    Owing to the fact the existing players often play with little cohesion (eg Elsborg away last season seasoned players looked like strangers) exasberated by the fact they are now being asked to play tactics alien to them, I would blood the new players.

     

     

    The new players you have to assume have been recruited on their suitability to play to Deila’s tactics – so at this stage, we also have to assume they could offer MORE cohesion than the previous regimes.

     

     

    We have a Europa League campaign to prepare for – so on the same principles as before, its essential they get game time together before.

     

     

    The current crop flopped when asked – time to ask the new bhoys.

  25. moonbeams wd – I for one do not waznt or like the fact that our PLC is being ran by individuals with the morals and principles of men who have no regard for the founding morals and principles of my club.

     

     

    I wasn’t aware that Brother Walfrid had the NHS in mind back in 1888. The things you learn…

     

     

    We do not need right wing self serving liars, elitist , establishement, poverty creators on our board.

     

     

    So because you don’t like the man’s politics, he’s a right wing (boo!), lying, elitist (what’s wrong with that?), “poverty creator” (whit?).

     

     

    A club “open to all”, eh? (thumbsup)

  26. Leanne Wood AM, Plaid Cymru Leader

     

     

    a lesson in history of tory promises

     

     

    In the 1979 devolution referendum in Scotland Mrs Thatcher promised the people of Scotland new powers in the event of a ‘no’ vote. As we have learnt, Scotland had to wait twenty years for devolution after the failure of the ’79 referendum and I would urge Scots not to fall for the latest promises of powers coming from the current Tory prime minister and his Labour and Lib Dem campaigners.

     

     

     

    There is only one option facing the people of Scotland that would guarantee their permanent self-empowerment and that’s a ‘yes’ vote. Hastily cobbled promises and timetables from Westminster cannot be taken serious and could evaporate as quickly as Thatcher’s promises in 1979. The biggest risk to Scotland and the greatest uncertainty over its future would arise in the aftermath of a ‘no’ vote.

     

     

    Next week, for one day, the people of Scotland will be sovereign. With a ‘yes’ vote they can ensure that they are sovereign for each and every day that follows.In the 1979 devolution referendum in Scotland Mrs Thatcher promised the people of Scotland new powers in the event of a ‘no’ vote. As we have learnt, Scotland had to wait twenty years for devolution after the failure of the ’79 referendum and I would urge Scots not to fall for the latest promises of powers coming from the current Tory prime minister and his Labour and Lib Dem campaigners

     

     

     

     

    – Leanne Wood AM, Plaid Cymru Leader

  27. Livibhoy

     

     

    Hat doffed and would have been even if you were voting Nae.

     

     

    I work in the same industry as you albeit in IT and pretty much over the last 12 years my job has been under threat. I have changed roles within the company at my request and IMO excelled in all. As with you the banking crisis is used as a stick on one hand to beat us down while profits soar almost to the half billion. It is criminal!!!

     

     

    MWD says AYE

  28. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    LiviBhoy

     

    13:09 on

     

    11 September, 2014

     

     

    Very interesting.

     

    Thanks for sharing.

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