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28 Jul 2019 18:49:13
Lenny mentioned that Jullian and Jozo are both suspended for the opening game v St. Johnstone on Saturday.
Elhamed will probably play right back with Ajer back in the middle of defence with Bitton. There's not much cover left.
Celtic let that be a warning.

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28 Jul 2019 19:14:37
A warning about what? that we have plenty cover right now with the players still here and there is 5 weeks of the window still to go?

28 Jul 2019 19:50:19
It means we go into the defense of our title with not only a completely new back line, but a makeshift one at that. However;
The good news is that Ajer and Biton have been superb lately and ElHamed and Bolingoli will have had a couple more weeks to get used to training/ playing together.
The double suspension is not ideal, but we haven't even seen Jullien yet and there may well be more signings in the meantime?
The way the team played last Wednesday was very encouraging, with Christie and Cal-Mac looking back to their best and one way to look at it, is we just have to keep scoring more than the opposition, until we have a settled defense.
Plus we still have Bayo, Shved, Sinclair, MJ and wee Dembele knocking on the door as well, Bring it on.

28 Jul 2019 20:14:57
Thanks OAB, I don't think it can be made any clearer.
We are already playing players out of position due to injuries and fitness issues.
On top of that, we are dealing with suspensions already.
It is a warning to Celtic if we don't get enough defenders in this transfer window, sooner or later it will come back to bite us at some stage in this years campaign.

28 Jul 2019 20:37:51
So what should we do? Sign more players because we have players suspended that will be back pretty soon.

28 Jul 2019 20:40:28
Their is a limit to the number of players we can have for any position . Too many players can have adverse effects on team morale . Even some of the better clubs in the cash rich EPL can sometimes have to play players out of position due to suspensions and injuries . Hopefully now that B R has gone to pastures new we won’t have the lengthy injury lists that seemed to plague us for a long time last season.

28 Jul 2019 20:53:43
We do have enough defenders in the squad right now to deal with the next couple of games but obviously Lennon doesn't trust Ralston to play at RB as proven in the last couple of qualifiers or Lennon wants to play more with a back 3, if he does then right now we have Ralston, Elhamed, Ajer, Jozo, Julien, Bitton, Hendry (possibly leaving) Boli, KT (possibly leaving) , Miller and Hayes.
Do you really think we should go out and buy another 2 or 3 players without knowing if any players are leaving and then there will be even more highly paid players sitting in the stand,
Everyone knows we need to improve the squad but everyone including Lennon has said the squad is to big.

28 Jul 2019 20:57:43
Mark, we need a right back who will go straight into the team.
We also need another player to cover centre half.
Right back:- new signing, Elhamad, Ralston
Centre backs:- Ajar, Jullian, Jozo and new signing
Left back:- KT, Boli, Hayes.
That should be enough cover. 👍.

28 Jul 2019 21:04:46
Lets be honest, the fact bitton is playing centre back recently tells you all you need to know. Its borderline embarrassing. How has it come to this? Doesn't matter if he's looked not too bad against these teams, any junior player would look decent aswell. Not good enough im afraid!

28 Jul 2019 22:38:09
Sign cover to cover cover😨.

28 Jul 2019 22:53:48
Centre back has always been Bittons best position, he is too slow in midfield.

29 Jul 2019 00:26:48
If centre back has always been bittons position then that terrifies me! Bitton isn’t and never will be a centre back! Looked ok against teams who’ve barely had a shot on target in 3 games so far! Any decent team will tear bitton a new one if he’s at centre back! If Jullien doesn’t play at least some part on Tuesday then serious questions need to be asked! The league starts in less than a week and the back line is all over the place! No first choice RB, our record buy for a defender hardly been seen and our best centre half covering the right back area where we still haven’t recruited a natural right back despite 3 leaving 2 months ago!

29 Jul 2019 01:56:58
What do you mean there is No first choice RB? Elhamad is our RB.
He said himself that RB was his favoured position, that's where he said he played until last season when he was moved to CB to cover.
Also don't worry about Jullien, remember when VVD signed he never played in any of our first 5 CL Qualifiers or the start of the league. He only got a game after Ambrose came off injured against Aberdeen.

29 Jul 2019 06:29:05
Dont get why fans want to sign yet another CB as cover 😂. we have 4 as it is, and you need to get your head round the fact that Bitton is 1 of them. And to be honest he's done as well as anyone in there .
You also have the youngsters ready to come into the squad/ bench if ever needed.

29 Jul 2019 07:38:23
Elhamed might be a rb but he can also cover CB so that's another player that can play there. CB isn't the problem. We need a rb, and a lb if kt leaves. Punt ntcham and rogic if we get good enough offers, and bring in a quality cm and I think we are good to go.







 

 

 
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