Time for an inquest into fragile Celtic limbs


One of the things Neil Lennon may have on his agenda for the international break is an inquest into the physical condition of his playing squad.  The season is a month old and Celtic have an injury list which would wipe out pretty much every other team in the country.  If this was an isolated occurrence it would be no more than curious but we have written about, and discussed, the fragile limbs of Celtic players since the Lennoxtown Training Centre opened nearly five years ago.

Since then Celtic ‘lost’ (more on that at a later date) three leagues by a maximum of six points and lost valuable form and points due to first choice players sitting in the stands on match day.

On Saturday our central midfield was without Ledley, Brown, Wanyama, Kayal and McGeouch (on a non-fitness related injury), while even auxiliary stand-in for central mid, Charlie Mulgrew, was on the list of others getting treatment.

The run of bad luck has moved clearly into the realms of statistical relevance.  It is not luck at all, we are doing something wrong.

Football clubs look to sports science to deliver multiple objectives.  Competitive pressure is put on players to become faster and to be able to run as effectively late in games as they can in the opening minutes (which for now is a physical impossibility but remains a key target), but we are clearly missing a trick.

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    Interesting stuff.



    Serious attacks on his credibility. I wonder how many of them have any substance?

  2. Re Barca discussion


    Sannabhoy is correct about the seating for the away support in the Camp Nou.


    It is up in the heavens, and if anyone had got tickets for it, wear something warm!


    Absolutely horrible seats. No atmosphere, freezing and terrible view.


    The last time we played them, we got tickets off taxi drivers outside the ground for seats in the Main Stand. Brilliant view and treated very well by the Barca fans. We had to give up our passports to the taxi drivers so we would give them their ST’s back!








    Nae bother,cyberbiting my tongue after that comment!

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  5. Quick Question:How does a pratt (for want of a better word that is not allowed on this site)like Jim White get a job on SSN what a wanker he is.

  6. It would appear that Phil’s book had made the top ten, sitting at no 9.



    I pre ordered mine a couple of weeks ago on Amazon.

  7. greenjedi



    16:43 on 4 September, 2012




    Most fascist parties would endorse a lot of those policies.



    Populist, authoritarian, nationalistic.





    I was reading the latest TIME earlier.



    They have been pretty consistent recently in their belief that Obama will win hands down.



    They have also been excoriating about the standards in USA politics over the last decade or so.



    Your country and mine certainly face some problems,eh?

  9. danso1888,



    Your earlier post echoes exactly what I have been saying for months.



    There is no place left for us, or any team who wish for integrity in football, within Scottish society.



    Those of us who are awaiting HMRC, BDO, UEFA,FIFA, or any other organisation to come to the rescue of Justice, will wait in vain.



    Those of us who feel that it will be enough for the Re-Incarnation to be financially depleted and handicapped for years to come, are deluding themselves.



    There is no will throughout Scottish society to right this grievous wrong.



    The Celtic Collective would be better employed in lobbying the club, as did other clubs during the summer, telling them that we will not be complicit in Celtic condoning any action, other than the rightful measure to be taken against a new clup, with only weeks of history and no accounts record to justify their presence in senior football.



    To do otherwise, then the support are complicit in the corruption.







  10. ScotsPatsFan,



    I did something similar years ago – do you remember the price you settled on? Cheers.






    Almost in the next postcode aren’t they?

  11. The allegations being hurled at Phil Mac are very disturbing, to say the least.



    Why, though, are they appearing now I wonder?




  12. “a new club, with only weeks of history and no accounts record to justify their presence in senior football”




    so true, let us proclaim that message if ever asked about Scottish football and Sevco in particular

  13. Benthebishop, 16:48


    I can’t see that post on Amazon. However I can tell you that 11 is total tripe



    11. The Felon’s Club in New Lodge”… Extensive enquiries concluded that no such club exists, or has ever existed.



    Extensive enquiries? Like what, asking another Oldco season ticket holder? Google it – it existed. Plenty of evidence

  14. Sanna,



    was at the game too ,4th row from back, with my 11 yr old who was only wearing the hoops absolutely Baltic, it was Feb/March though. My bhoy sang for 90 mins to help keep himself warm.


    A SON OF DAN 1703



    Unfair,I think.



    He mentioned where the comments came from,but I asked him to post them so we could comment in return.



    MEA CULPA. Give the fella a break,please. I was on here for at least a week before I got abuse.



    And nearly four years before I got called a hun!



    I think I deserve the abuse,not a new poster who let us know something of which we would otherwise be unaware.



    Which is easy for me to say,because it’s bedtime for Bobby………

  16. Benthebishop



    16:48 on 4 September, 2012




    You’re remarkably well informed.



    Where did you get your information from?



    The most likely sources would be hun websites.



    You don’t of course offer any critique of what Phil has to say about the huns, probably because as it turns out, he’s been right on all the important points.



    Now, what does it tell you about the state of the Scottish media, and their attitude to the huns, that it has taken someone with, by your account, all the serious problems and difficulties of Phil MCG, to unearth and publish the truth?

  17. Benthebishop – Here’s little rule, let’s try it on for size. And this goes for sevco news as well as Celtic news. When it’s unsubstantiated, libellous personal attacks, we don’t give it oxygen or create a new vector by re-posting on this site.



    This is, of course, also for your own good. No one wants to find themselves in the entirely undesirable position of having to actually _talk_ to a lawyer.

  18. ASonOfDan



    I didn´t really want to post it that´s why I posted the LINK in the first place. Do I bury my head in the sand?

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  20. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    they have been make claims like that since he exposed their club, they’re no better than they are

  21. Tallybhoy said:



    “Why, though, are they appearing now I wonder?”


    Because if they cannot answer the argument, they attack the author. Ad hominem I believe it is termed.




  22. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    there are a few om there which merit criminal investigation, why has that not happened


    Guys,leave BENTHE BISHOP alone please.



    I requested he post that.



    I was grateful he did.


    How about helping Phil out by doing something about the attacks on him recently,rather than shooting the messenger?






    I’ll catch up on this during the nightshift.



    See y’all….

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  25. I have been in the Felons club on more than 1 occasion..



    I also represent the people who have been wrongly removed from ESA/DLA…



    But I can’t prove it…. o))

  26. I don´t read sevco websites. The article was posted on the book review on Amazon.


    They are not my claims.


    BMCW thanks.


    SonsOfErin Point taken .



  27. Some good news.


    Zenit St Petersburg have made a €40m raid on Benfica to sign Belgian play-maker Axel Witsel.



    The loss of Witzel is a massive blow to Benfica who also lost Javi Garcia to Manchester City for £15.



    Russian clubs have a transfer window that remains open to Thursday giving them free reign to sign players with Benfica helpless to sign any replacements.

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