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When close season is no more than a 3-week taper

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If you are a distance runner, you will know that a three-week ‘taper’, when you gradually reduce training, is recommended before an event.  This will allow muscles to rest after their most fatigued period.  Three weeks is within the period that muscles do not deteriorate, so you should be both strong and rested.

It has been three weeks since the Scottish Cup Final, so the Celtic players who arrived back at Lennoxtown this morning to start preseason training will be ready for the strength training ahead.  Champions League qualifiers are a further three weeks away.  All other things being equal, that will be enough time to ensure Celtic are ready, but even the first round could present a serious challenge, so there is serious work to do this week.

What you gain in summer fitness costs you later.  Three weeks is not a proper rest period, the body needs more time to recover from the exertions of a long season.  Celtic players are not unique in this respect, but they carry a burden not shared by many others in Scotland.  We need to find fresh energy, not to mention motivation, for the challenges ahead.

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  1. TMWT @ 10.43

     

     

    The way forward could include a number of streams.

     

     

    Local academy for youths within the city.

     

    StN’s style academy for people from further afield.

     

    Irish academy in or around Dublin to tap into that market.

     

    East coast academy in the US to get involved with their huge “soccer” industry.

     

     

    Finally a Development team based on the Brentford idea of picking 18 year olds from other teams — £2K weekly wage on a three year contract would need a wage budget of £2mill and then some. Would an 18yr old DT have made the switch last season with this set up in place?

     

     

    8 / 10 players at 21 every season — with half being good enough for the first team squad and the rest moved on for some revenue.

     

     

    The current situation is not working well enough — need to change.

  2. Fool Time Whistle on

    Big Packy 1

     

     

    Sorry to bother you again..

     

     

    I’m looking at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Shudehill..

     

     

    Is that area alright?

     

     

    Hotel seems ok online..

     

    HH

  3. Morningtonfenian on

    First time on CQN be gentle! Drinking buddy with Melbourne mick and paddy Mac. Member Social celts Mornington.

  4. I have it from a mole, who was upset at the bhoys training back at Lennoxtown today

     

    That………

     

    Celtic will NOT be revealing three new signings at the Aberdour Golf Club on Friday.

  5. Madmitch

     

    I believe we already have some tie ups here on the eastern seaboard.

     

    I think at university level. I know we used to run some coaching camps in the summer months over here.

  6. Taurangabhoy. I think I know Morningtonfenian and welcome him to CQN. He is certainly not a Hun. A good Celtic man who gets me into a lot of trouble every time we have a drink. Had a good session at the Monday Club yesterday with Melbourne Mick and his princess bringing quality to the day.HAIL HAIL Paddy

  7. Good morning CQN from an chilly and overcast Garngad

     

     

    Morningtonfenian welcome to the madhouse.

     

     

    Have we signed anyone yet? ?

     

     

    D. :)

  8. On Lustig- it will be sad if he leaves, but I fear if he is hear for another year as cover he will end up playing first team football and IMO his legs are done. He HAS been a great servant to our club, there can be no doubt about that. His experience around the dressing room will be missed, but as a club we have to move on to the next Lustig.

     

     

    Some are saying that Lustig might be hinting about being treated badly by the club/fans, I wish I was paid £20-25k a week, if that is badly treated then I’m stumped. Yes we should be communicating with all employees. Anyway if he has been offered a deal then either sign or move on. Celtic will be here long after he is gone. Thanks Mika for your service.

     

     

    D. :)

  9. Hearing Turnbull deal done and dusted, announcement today or tomorrow.

     

    Until we meet again…

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

    Hail Hail!

  10. Have we signed a new clearer yet ?

     

     

    Will she / he have to sign the official Celtic secrets act.?

  11. Good morning, friends, from a dry and bright grey(?) East Kilbride. And, keeping the ole treble theme going, a Big Happy Aberdour Eve Eve Eve to y’all.

  12. Madmitch 11.07

     

     

    Celtic already run and have connections to clubs allowing a path to our club at moment,look around to the various local and regional breakdown of camps throughout the british isles.

     

     

    We already have links with irish clubs and we school training camps

     

     

    We already have links with over 100 clubs in the states,currently running schools in ny and florida,we have relationship with clubs whn have our loan players(mannez? and gutmam.

     

     

    I differ from you in that i think our club is away ahead of you

     

    Its already bein done

     

    Mind you thats what a dynamic Celtic are bout

     

     

    HH

  13. FOOL TIME WHISTLE, sorry just saw your post from last night, shudehill is near Victoria train station and the main coach station, so you will be right at the heart of things ,have a nice time.hh.

  14. Jobo

     

    Good Morning. Could you kindly repost the information on Aberdour. Thanks.

     

     

    Morningtonfenian

     

     

    Welcome to the blog.

     

     

    HH

  15. MORNINGTONFENIAN on 18TH JUNE 2019 12:35 AM

     

     

    A warm welcome to you.

     

     

    HH.

  16. Taurangabhoy on

    Morningtonfenian welcome to CQN. If you had been around fifteen years ago on the blog you would have received the are you a hun welcome. Didn’t want you to feel left out. It’s a mineshafting happy clapping clique don’t ye know. Paddymacoz it was meant to be a CQN welcome. Someone had to do it. Right have we bought anyone yet. Still hoping the lack of ( public) action means we have one or three first team players coming in. It’s nine or nothing. Boom boom boom boom the ten is coming soon. Hail Hail

  17. traditionalist88 on

    When close season is no more than a 3-week taper 137

     

    BY PAUL67 ON 17TH JUNE 2019 CQN BLOG & COMMENTS

     

    If you are a distance runner, you will know that a three-week ‘taper’, when you gradually reduce training, is recommended before an event. This will allow muscles to rest after their most fatigued period. Three weeks is within the period that muscles do not deteriorate, so you should be both strong and rested.

     

     

    It has been three weeks since the Scottish Cup Final, so the Celtic players who arrived back at Lennoxtown this morning to start preseason training will be ready for the strength training ahead. Champions League qualifiers are a further three weeks away. All other things being equal, that will be enough time to ensure Celtic are ready, but even the first round could present a serious challenge, so there is serious work to do this week.

     

     

    What you gain in summer fitness costs you later. Three weeks is not a proper rest period, the body needs more time to recover from the exertions of a long season. Celtic players are not unique in this respect, but they carry a burden not shared by many others in Scotland. We need to find fresh energy, not to mention motivation, for the challenges ahead.

     

     

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    BIG PACKY 1 on 17TH JUNE 2019 10:59 PM

     

    SORRY, that was for fool time whistle.hh.

     

     

    BIG PACKY 1 on 17TH JUNE 2019 11:03 PM

     

    FOOL TIME WHISTLE, have a good time.hh.

     

     

    MADMITCH on 17TH JUNE 2019 11:07 PM

     

    TMWT @ 10.43

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The way forward could include a number of streams.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Local academy for youths within the city.

     

     

     

     

    StN’s style academy for people from further afield.

     

     

     

     

    Irish academy in or around Dublin to tap into that market.

     

     

     

     

    East coast academy in the US to get involved with their huge “soccer” industry.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Finally a Development team based on the Brentford idea of picking 18 year olds from other teams — £2K weekly wage on a three year contract would need a wage budget of £2mill and then some. Would an 18yr old DT have made the switch last season with this set up in place?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    8 / 10 players at 21 every season — with half being good enough for the first team squad and the rest moved on for some revenue.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The current situation is not working well enough — need to change.

     

     

    !!BADA BING!! on 17TH JUNE 2019 11:29 PM

     

    Corky- i seen that ta,be good to get a few in the next week or so…

     

     

    FOOL TIME WHISTLE on 17TH JUNE 2019 11:34 PM

     

    Big Packy 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sorry to bother you again..

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I’m looking at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Shudehill..

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Is that area alright?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hotel seems ok online..

     

     

     

     

    HH

     

     

     

    BANKIEBHOY1 on 17TH JUNE 2019 11:40 PM

     

    :))))))))))))))))))))))

     

     

    MORNINGTONFENIAN on 18TH JUNE 2019 12:35 AM

     

    First time on CQN be gentle! Drinking buddy with Melbourne mick and paddy Mac. Member Social celts Mornington.

     

     

    ‘GG on 18TH JUNE 2019 1:08 AM

     

    I have it from a mole, who was upset at the bhoys training back at Lennoxtown today

     

     

     

     

    That………

     

     

     

     

    Celtic will NOT be revealing three new signings at the Aberdour Golf Club on Friday.

     

     

    ‘GG on 18TH JUNE 2019 1:11 AM

     

    Madmitch

     

     

     

     

    I believe we already have some tie ups here on the eastern seaboard.

     

     

     

     

    I think at university level. I know we used to run some coaching camps in the summer months over here.

     

     

    TEUCHTER ÁR LÁ on 18TH JUNE 2019 1:24 AM

     

    Morningtonfenian

     

     

     

     

    I recon if you know those two, you must be alright ?

     

     

     

     

    Welcome to the blog.

     

     

     

     

    HH

     

     

    TAURANGABHOY on 18TH JUNE 2019 2:38 AM

     

    Morningtonfenian are you a hun ?

     

     

    PADDYMACOZ on 18TH JUNE 2019 4:43 AM

     

    Taurangabhoy. I think I know Morningtonfenian and welcome him to CQN. He is certainly not a Hun. A good Celtic man who gets me into a lot of trouble every time we have a drink. Had a good session at the Monday Club yesterday with Melbourne Mick and his princess bringing quality to the day.HAIL HAIL Paddy

     

     

    DAVID66 on 18TH JUNE 2019 6:00 AM

     

    Good morning CQN from an chilly and overcast Garngad

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Morningtonfenian welcome to the madhouse.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Have we signed anyone yet? ?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    D. :)

     

     

    DAVID66 on 18TH JUNE 2019 6:29 AM

     

    On Lustig- it will be sad if he leaves, but I fear if he is hear for another year as cover he will end up playing first team football and IMO his legs are done. He HAS been a great servant to our club, there can be no doubt about that. His experience around the dressing room will be missed, but as a club we have to move on to the next Lustig.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Some are saying that Lustig might be hinting about being treated badly by the club/fans, I wish I was paid £20-25k a week, if that is badly treated then I’m stumped. Yes we should be communicating with all employees. Anyway if he has been offered a deal then either sign or move on. Celtic will be here long after he is gone. Thanks Mika for your service.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    D. :)

     

     

    DAVID66 on 18TH JUNE 2019 6:29 AM

     

    Hear should be here. Doh

     

     

     

     

     

     

    D. :)

     

     

    LENNYBHOY on 18TH JUNE 2019 6:32 AM

     

    Hearing Turnbull deal done and dusted, announcement today or tomorrow.

     

     

    Until we meet again…

     

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

     

    Hail Hail!

     

    ==========

     

     

    Wages?! :)

     

     

    HH

  18. Morningtonfenian on

    Cheers paddymacoz, I think me being asked if I was hun is ok, Cant be to careful these days eh?

     

    Looks like the Turnbull saga is finally at an end, but he’ll have to prove himself to The Celtic faithful quicker than most.

  19. traditionalist88 on

    MORNINGTONFENIAN on 18TH JUNE 2019 8:24 AM

     

     

    Welcome.

     

     

    I see background checks already done:)

     

     

    HH

  20. A wee quote, picked up from Video Celts, from Martin O’Neill, might be a timely reminder to those whose views on the NFL appointment were a bit harsh:-

     

     

    “I really can’t get my head around it at all because I don’t think he put a foot wrong after taking over from Brendan Rodgers.

     

     

    If I get the chance, I watch Celtic games on television and I’m not sure that the season had been entirely fluent for the duration of the campaign, for one reason or another.

     

     

    So it was not a given that Neil would walk in there and get it right. I think you have to be really appreciative of the kind of pressure he was under in those months — all the while as he was trying to win a Treble, which is no mean feat.

     

     

    I sometimes wonder in this day and age whether there is an opinion that is as widespread as things are reported.

     

     

    When I watched the Scottish Cup final I heard his name sung loudly and clearly. It didn’t seem to me that there was an issue there.”

  21. traditionalist88 on

    SETTING FREE THE BEARS FOR RES. 12 & OSCAR KNOX on 18TH JUNE 2019 8:54 AM

     

     

    Well it confirms he had an opinion which possibly wisnae listened to ;)

     

     

    HH

  22. Taurangabhoy on

    Morningtonfenian it was a tongue in cheek welcome honestly not a background check. Can’t even remember who started it but it was a piss take response for someone who used to think that there were hunfiltrators under the bed. Became a bit of a joke. Maybes I have been on here too long. : ) hail Hail

  23. !!Bada Bing!! on

    SFTB- I think Judith said it was a dry bright morning, and a high of 15 degrees…….need to rewind and watch it again…..?

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