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15 Nov 2018 10:18:38
Just seen an online poll regarding a new deal for Mikel Lustig. 3000 people polled and a 65% swing towards not renewing his contract. It's obviously a difficult one for the supporters. Lustig has given us the best years of his career and has been a great servant to the club. Unfortunately though, I've got to agree with the poll. Lustig will be on a very decent wage and any new deal will take that into account. This is money that could be freed up for a new player/ players. Lustig is looking slow in games and was seriously lacking in the later stages of the Liepzig game.
Celtic is a football club and we need to be ambitious in who we contract to play for us and there is no room for sentiment.
Harsh, I know but Lustig over the last few months has shown me that his time is up.

{Ed007's Note - What about Scott Brown? It was only a couple of seasons ago people were saying he was garbage, injury prone etc well now we've seen we can play without him - some even say we're better without him and that he slows our play down - he's spent a lot of time injured as well so should we offer him an extension or save the wages of the top earner at the Club?
Remember there's no place for sentiment.}

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15 Nov 2018 10:52:58
Didn't want to get into the Scott Brown debate but your correct Ed, that also has to be looked at. You can't have a rule for one and not the other. Before he was injured, Scotty was a rock in defence but since he's been sidelined the team looks to have improved a great deal. This could be put down to the completely different way we play without him.
This is about Lustig though, and in my opinion, he gets shown up far too often and struggles to keep up with play. Sorry, but for me, he should be moved on.

15 Nov 2018 11:26:29
I don't believe that it's down to brown being out we are so much quicker.
It's just that a lot of players have hit their form at the same time.
Both brown and lustig would get contracts from me but lustig would be heading towards being the back up for both RB and CB.
Both players bring so much more than just what they do on the park and I think fans forget that sometimes.

15 Nov 2018 12:54:21
I would give lustig a new deal. Probably 12 months with option to extend for 12 months. I know lots of people are saying he is finished but I'm wondering does he just need a rest? He has played in WC and a ridiculous number of games in 2 years.

15 Nov 2018 17:55:55
Celtic is a football club and there’s no room for sentiment? There was me thinking we were born of famine and oppression and a club like no other with other motives than pure profit and pound notes. I hope Lustig doesn’t read the banter page and neither does KT or he will see the thoughts of 65% of supporters when it comes to loyalty.

15 Nov 2018 19:45:41
I’m one of those ed but that’s a moment thing at the moment we’re playing better without him bhoys who have the shirt deserve to keep it. That said broony is a class act as far as I’m concerned but that doesn’t mean he had to play there’s no way with such a young team that we could do without his influence even if it’s just in the dressing room but knowing we can call on him that’s a great plus. Lustig new contract def for me the bhoy has earned it no room for sentiment? Sorry but I disagree I do agree we need another rb but Lustig like Izzy are great back ups.

{Ed007's Note - I'd definitely be giving Lustig an extension too, he brings a lot to the squad and the youngsters all look up to him as a senior member of the squad.}

15 Nov 2018 19:46:42
Ed, I personally believe that Scott Brown is past his best and will be off to Australia, in the belief that it for the best interests of family, in my opinion I would do anything to gain the opportunity to move over there but unfortunately my wife disagrees.

{Ed007's Note - Don't take her then.}

15 Nov 2018 20:38:12
Ed 😂👍.

{Ed007's Note - 😋

15 Nov 2018 21:11:04
Broonys here for ten and rightly so enjoy the performances for now but we’re going to need him 🍀.

15 Nov 2018 21:35:45
Brown past it? Lustig out the door? I seem to remember quite recently that Ryan Christie was ‘not good enough’. Thankfully, we’ve got people running the club who actually know what they’re doing and they make the decisions about who we offer contracts to.

15 Nov 2018 21:46:04
Bang on coybig as I said above it’s about the moment and at the moment these bhoys are doing well. Sunday v Livi we actually missed broony hard away games when someone needs to step up it’s usualky him.



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