Squad management the big question of the week


All we can ask from an international break is for Celtic players to return uninjured, which appears to be the case as we head into the intensive weeks ahead.  It even looks like Mohamed Elyounoussi, who headed to Norway after taking a knock, has returned fitter than he went.

Players like Callum McGregor, Odsonne Edouard and James Forrest would have benefited from a complete rest, but at least they were taxed in only two games across the fortnight.

Squad management will play a big part in Neil Lennon’s thinking right now.  Livingston and Rennes, who both visit Celtic Park in the next 8 days, have far more important games after facing Celtic.  Livi play six of the seven lowest placed teams they can face before the winter break, while Rennes cannot qualify for the knock out stage of the Europa League and are one of seven clubs within a point of each other in Ligue 1.

Neither will see the Celtic game as a priority, we should plan our squad accordingly.

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  1. Livingstones form aff the carpet.


    Won,1,Dawn 2,Lost,4.Get fed up with all the nonsense about,it will be tough.


    If it is it will be down to us,not Livvy.

  2. Celtic Mac


    The lady was parking in a designated spot at a block of flats in Dundee, and didn’t have, and refused to get a permit, for which she would have had to pay. I think, but not certain, that it was to do with her father owning the property and he already had a permit but wasn’t staying there. Something like that anyway, so not the same as a public car park such as A sea.



  3. Good morning CQN from a mild but wet Garngad



    I still think tomorrow will be a bit of a tough one for us, just back from international break, at home where teams park the bus, a big physical team who play to their physicality.


    Not to mention the men in black.


    We should eventually overcome these issues above with a 5-1 win😂



    Hail Hail



    D. :)



    Belated Happy Hoopy birthday to you. I hope you had a great day.



    As for Predator Boots or any other kind of fancy footwear to help swerve the ball etc….As for ME ?…..I just always tried to buy a pair of Boots that helped me kick the ball feckin “Straight” ! LOL.




  5. Good morning, friends, a nd a Big Happy Friday from a damp but above freezing East Kilbride. So, just the 1 more sleep until we restart our quest for our 9th title in a row. I’m very confident that we’ll return with a bang – after the last break we hammered Ross County 6 nil at home. But who will turn out to be the 3 players that will have the most impact tomorrow? Remember to vote after the game by email to cqnpoty@gmail.com

  6. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    “My parents were kicked out of Uganda,’” she said in an interview.


    “They came to the UK with nothing, worked hard and set up a successful shop business.



    “There was a desire to work hard and to be successful so you didn’t have to rely on anybody else. Coming from a country where you’re persecuted means that you want to work hard and to contribute to the society where you end up.”





    It would appear that Priti is not a supporter of the nanny state.


    How shocking.



    As for the left leaning BBC . Nuff said.

  7. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    I wonder howmuch she considers nothing, I bet it’s far more than those she is denying access today

  8. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Loving Corbyns manifesto


    Energy, transport and water systems public ownership.”



    Companies either contribute to tackling the climate and environmental emergency or be delisted from the London Stock Exchange



    introduction of broader public interest test to prevent hostile takeovers and asset stripping of companies



    action to address the monopolistic hold the tech giants have on advertising revenues



    eliminate the current budget deficit by end of rolling 5-year forecast period



    keep interest repayments below 10% of tax revenue



    suspend fiscal rules if the Bank of England advises that monetary policy cannot stabilise the economy or if QE is expanded



    public investment increase to around 4.5% of the gross domestic product (GDP)



    Increase minimum wage



    Freeze pension age to 66



    The Tory manifesto – brexit.

  9. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    We’ll see what the stated will of the people is after the general election.


    Libor scandal, forex scandal, privatisation of nhs, all under Tory watch and stated will of the people according to Tory’s.


    The people were lied to and based their judgement of a pack of lies and liars.


    Even the Tory’s know there is only one way to settle it.


    Me, I’m still for brexit but like Corbyns conditions for staying, massive change, remove the commission full of unelected banksters.

  10. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    The will of the people.



    Unequivocal .





    Without condition or reservation.


    Trusted that their decision would be respected and acted on.


    Now THAT is a legitimate reason to criticise the Tories.


    Wonder why ” Oh Jeremy ” doesn`t use it.


    A bit tricky when you`re sitting on the fence.

  11. A girl was hit with a flare at a Liam Gallagher gig and has been told she will be scarred permanently


    One for our pyro enthusiasts to think about

  12. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    so if there were no conditions or reservations in the question then it means no deal? Where those voting advised this was the case? or should they have made themselves aware, if so can you suggest a trustworthy source of the time?


    Or is that your interpretation



    To me it demonstrates a deliberate strategy to portray a highly complex question as a simple choice typical of divide and conquer strategists with contingent winning strategies regardless of the outcome.

  13. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    remind s all when a pyro enthusiast thought is was a good idea to maim people??



    well except arms dealers.

  14. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    Re the stated will of the people.



    Of those on the electoral register at the time of the referendum;



    16,141,241 voted to remain.



    17,410,742 voted to leave.



    12,948,018 did not vote.



    Obviously the stated will of SOME of the people.



    Draw your own conclusions.

  15. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    Imagine people having more than one interest, and wanting to talk about them, whoddathuunkit

  16. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    Did you guys tell everyone to stop talking about Celtic, sorry I missed that

  17. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    4 million children living below the poverty line in the UK and brexit is the most important issue in the upcoming election

  18. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    lets have a whipround collect some tins for foodbanks and pat ourselves on the back. salve our conscience, now back to football, club like no other.

  19. Hi


    anyone know about ‘Alternative t-shirts’. Is that the group that sell celtic tees in braehead, do the have shop?. Trying to get touch with them about buying Nakamura tees, but wont reply emails or phone calls. Daughter is in Japan and wants one for xmas.






    remind s all when a pyro enthusiast thought is was a good idea to maim people??



    well except arms dealers.






    I am sharing my concern for fellow Celtic fans. Hope you have a nice day.






    “Something hit my head and I thought ‘oh God it happened’, and then thought ‘why am I not soaking?'” she added.



    She said the flare fell down her top and set her bra and t-shirt on fire.



    “I was told if I had been wearing hairspray, my hair would have gone up so it could have been worse,” she added.

  21. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    what concern remind s the last time a similar incident as recorded at Celtic park in fact show us an example of any incident involving pyro caused injury at Celtic park

  22. ” Highlight of the week was watching Johnson,Gove and Patel lying about migration,free movement,tax and access to state health care.Nothing new in that but I did find myself wondering if the @121 k UK pensioners who reside in Spain know how well that particular populist cap fits them..”


    La Repubblica 21 11 19

  23. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    I hope I have a nice day too and you,, looking forward to game tomorrow but its not the limit of my interests and obviously not yours, it must be difficult for monothinkers to deal with.

  24. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on




    Obviously the stated will of SOME of the people.






    The stated will of the MAJORITY of the people who chose to vote.



    Just like in a general election.


    What`s the problem ?



    Think it’s Boca 10 t-shirts in Braehead , but i’ve just seen that Matt McGlone’s Alternative t-shirts are having a Christmas sale this Sunday on all shirts so don’t buy any Nakamura stuff before then !

  26. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on







    Did you guys tell everyone to stop talking about Celtic, sorry I missed that.






    No sirree .

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