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Samaras preparations need a rethink

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Georgios is hugely important to Celtic on Champions League duty.  His presence and experience is crucial, but his ability to hold the ball up, often the subject of frustration for some in SPL games, is fundamental to Celtic’s chances of playing at this level.

Georgios Samaras hamstring injury, coming late in the first half against Kilmarnock, is a carbon copy of the injury he picked up late in the first half against Berwick Rangers two years ago this month.  Hamstrings mostly to go early in games, or early in the second half, before players muscles are properly warmed and stretched.  It is unusual for a player to get well into a game, when limbs should be stretched, before picking up this kind of injury.  Time for a rethink of the player’s preparations on cold days.

I only saw around 10 minutes of the Scottish Cup tie at Tannadaice this afternoon but was unfortunate to witness Ian Black twice make an offensive hand gesture, once apparently aimed at the Dundee United support.  If he was wearing green  I’m sure he would be dealt with.
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  1. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    And to think how often we were getting told that Celtic were struggling to win in the SPL because they didn’t have “Rangers” pushing them. Good grief (as Paul might say)!

  2. Some blood letting on the zombie sites.

     

    They cant decide who they hate more

     

    Black or Sally.

     

    Oh! and penny finally dropped Chuck has

     

    not put a bean into the club and they are

     

    running at a loss.

  3. saint stivs

     

     

    16:10on2February,2013

     

     

    Would the cheatin zombie sypathicing referree have blown at ninety minutes if the rangers were chasing an equaliser. Jackie isn’t the sort to raise the question but if I was a utd

     

     

    its fan I would be raging at that.

  4. They’re saying Black wont be suspended till the next game he plays in the SFA cup, but Naismith will be for next weeks league game, dont know how they work that out.

  5. Black’s been a thug wherever he’s played.

     

     

    Sevco surroundings are his natural habitat.

  6. I agree that Celtic need Sammi in the European matches. Hope he`ll be ready soon.

     

    I noticed that Dundee United won comfortably but I won`t be happy unless Celtic are still in the cup 24 hours from now!

  7. I think the game should be replayed,as the cheating ref.,Bas.,did not play the regulated time.

  8. *BREAKING NEWS* The Rangers have issued a statement saying they refuse to accept today’s result and still consider themselves in the Scottish cup because they claim it was the holding company who got beat and not the club

  9. Asonofdan

     

     

    I don’t think many zombies will be looking for ” the plastic hardman ” black to paint their cells this summer

  10. TwoMacaroons

     

     

    2 yellows = suspension in next competition match.

     

     

    Straight red = immediate suspension.

  11. One man’s injury is another one’s opportunity – will it be Stokes or Watt who grabs the potentialJuventus slot?

  12. St Mirren have found a player in Goncalves. The Spanish and Portuguese markets are certainly worth looking at.

  13. Fat Sally peddling the myth…

     

     

    “So given that we have a young team with some SPL players I was right to call United favourites and I thought they deserved it.”

     

     

    Utd had an average age of 25, Sevco was 26.

  14. I wonder if any Utd fans will raise the black antics today, very silly man considering the build up. as Paul said if he was wearing Green and White the media would have had a field day and the player would have been due up in court first thing on Monday morning. : )

     

    KLV

  15. Injuries to key players before big games are part and parcel of the game, it’s how the team and the management react that’ll be the test of the team, Lisbon without Joe McBride comes to mind!!!

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