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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