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Short-term fix for staple Euro strategy

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There’s always a bit of reticence signing a player who has been away from his previous club for four months. Carlton Cole hasn’t played since starting West Ham’s final games of last season, and presumably has only trained in isolation since then.

Expectations of a quick return, should Celtic offer him a contract, have to be tempered with the realisation that he’ll be at least a month away from full fitness, but by then we will be set to face Molde away.

One aspect of our play that will concern Ronny Deila is that we’re short of attacking variation. The high ball forward to Samaras, so long our staple on the road in Europe, is not an option. This will be the reason why Carlton is training at Lennoxtown this week.

I’d expect a short-term deal to be concluded between now and January, to give both sides a chance to check out the fit.

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  1. STARRY PLOUGH on 22ND SEPTEMBER 2015 8:10 PM

     

    Embdy got a piggy link furra Orcfest??

     

     

    Its on BBC scotland

     

     

    HH

  2. DELANEYS DUNKY on 22ND SEPTEMBER 2015 8:11 PM

     

    Nice to see the new club fae across the Clyde fae me, get shown a lesson from a full time team. Nice also that their boasts and hype are shown up for what they are.

     

     

     

     

    Nice one Saint John’s Toon. Put 6 past them please.

     

     

    Hope your right

     

     

    But I’m not celebrating just yet

     

     

    HH

  3. Pat Snivling getting it all wrong as usual. Cracking strike from Simon Lappin (Tim name and scoring gets him booked BTW) unusual and fortunate goal. A HORRIBLE WEE man.

  4. CHARLES KICKHAM on 22ND SEPTEMBER 2015 7:58 PM

     

     

    I hate when they call that midden ‘the south side’ it’s like calling byres road the north side – the sooside is the gorbals – end off

     

     

    Er.. And Shawlands.

  5. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    Just in to hear sevco are getting humped ….. pure DEED brilliant …….second half will be interesting

  6. BBC Scotland football pundit Derek Ferguson

     

    Posted at 20:07

     

    “When St Johnstone get forward, every time they look a threat. Rangers didn’t learn their lesson (with giving scorer Lappin space). The slick passing game of Rangers isn’t working. They are up against a street-wise side who are handling Rangers very easily. Rangers need to shore up at the back.”

     

     

    Nae laughin’ at the back you lot:)))))))

  7. And the Bhoy from Sacred Heart parish in Cumbernauld makes it 3!!!

     

     

    Ha ha didn’t even realise they were playing until just before half time.

  8. STARRY PLOUGH on 22ND SEPTEMBER 2015 8:15 PM

     

    dena29

     

     

     

     

     

     

    No BBC in Switzerland Dena:)) Ah’ve no even got a telly:))

     

     

    ooppss

     

     

    can you not get BBC scotland on the lappy?

     

     

    3-0 now

     

     

    sorry Starry Plough

     

     

    HH

  9. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    Feck, 3 …… Al need tae watch it …… Sorry

  10. If we’re lucky enough to get past Raith I hope we don’t draw St J. They’re beating the best team in the world 3-0.

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