How Are We Looking After Another Window?
Well, that’s the transfer window shut, pleased that it’s closed, not so much with the ins and outs.
Delighted that we have brought in a few for the future, on the face of it the kids we have bought are quality, players with serious potential. If this is a foretaste of our forward planning, count me in…..see I can praise them when they merit it ?
I have seen a few moans here and there about bringing in kids from elsewhere to the detriment of our own. It seems that our own are not good enough just now. There doesn’t seem to be any from our academy ready to step up to the first team-for some reason they tend to come in waves, barren for a spell then a few at once.
Very happy to see a few of our youngsters getting farmed out to get game time, especially Ewan Henderson. IMO this boy has it all, but he needs to play games and I think that he will get that at Ross Cty. He is the cream of the academy presently and it was not fair on the boy for him to not be getting game time,so best for all that he is loaned out.
As for first teamers in, a bit of a mixed bag, and certainly not what the manager wanted re the loans. He specifically said he DIDN’T want loans and we get four in. Now,loans with an option to buy are ok,but without an buy option not so good, unless they are of such a high quality- but if that was the case they wouldn’t be getting loaned out.
In saying that if they help us win the title and do well in Europe it’s always a good thing. The problem is we will be in the same position this time next year unless any of the kids come through-but that is maybes stretching it a bit as I reckon it’s gonna take more than one season for that to happen. There is also massive pressure on Lenny to produce-and that is detrimental for blooding weans. The support have this fixation with justifying the huns existence with this ten in a row stuff.
So back to the window. Are we stronger? As yet it’s hard to tell, the PLC have made a fair whack this window, they will be busy counting all that money-and if the rumours of redoing the south stand are true, at least it’s going to a good cause. But I honestly very much doubt that’s where the cash will be going.
I think we have well enough to cope domestically,but as for Europe, we are up against quality so won’t be holding my breath of that front-but you never know, you just never know.
In Boli we have a player who has gone from a bomb scare to a model professional in a game. He was superb agin the huns as was another who wasn’t getting the most favorable reviews,Big Chris Jullien.
He was a tower at the bigot dome.
I felt for Bitton as imo he had his best performance in a Celtic jersey. He will come good again and Lenny likes him.
I still think we should have brought in a proper def mid. Maybes Lenny has someone earmarked for this role-maybes it’s a bloke called Broonie, who knows? I don’t think CalMac is best suited to that role, he should be further forward just behind the striker as I reckon that’s where he is at his brilliant best.
We will see how the team is going to shape up in the coming weeks and months,and I will hold my hands up and say that I wasn’t too enamored that Lenny got the job. But apart from making a total bollix of the most important game of the season so far he has done rather well so no complaints from here.
The game at the weekend has taken all the heat away from Pedro. He should be the one who is down on his knees thanking Lenny for this, else the blogs and Timland would be baying for his head on a platter.
He deserves a platter as opposed to a stick. He has his reprieve for the time being, but knowing how fickle the support is, one bad result……..
The day the powers that be in Scotland ban Orange Walks from the streets will be the day that Scotland starts to heal.
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