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Leigh Griffiths

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Vertie Auld, Jan 31, 2014.

Discuss Leigh Griffiths in the Celtic Chat area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. DamianWayneCSC

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    Do we know what other players have been kept back?


    Seems a massive amount of over exaggeration here.

    I'll admit disappointing if players are coming back from time off not at the required fitness. But hardly surprising.

    They've also been back training with the club for two weeks now, and only now made the call on the France squad.
    Not surprised a few have missed out.
    Seems more like he isn't up to speed and we are probably more looking to get a core group up to match speed as fast as possible, while the others train separately and get their own levels up to a the same as the squad and will then be eased in to match day condition.

    Would like to see the names of the others being kept behind though. Not going to berate the lad, although it is disappointing to know that some are not ready to go straight away, humans can be lazy, it happens.

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  2. Paradise88

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    He bounced back and made a great partnership with Edouard. More than confident he can bounce back again.
     
  3. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie Gold Member

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  4. St.Matt

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    Kind of disappointing if it's true. Was really hoping he would have spent the break getting himself in top condition like Klimala seems to have done, with the view of coming out the blocks firing this season, especially after a stop/start couple of seasons for him and after a promising end to least season. Looks like he'll be playing catch up again, in what is one of the most monumental seasons in the club's history. Time for guys like Klimala to take their chance or we go out and buy someone with pedigree. We will see alot of 2 up top this season and we need a reliable partner for Eddy.
     
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    We don't know any of the details, other than he's stayed behind to work on his fitness. He may have picked up a knock and is trying to train through it, although I would have thought he may have still travelled and trained over there. Won't jump the gun personally on that basis, but will concede it's a little disappointing as ideally he would have liked a full pre-season and to hit the ground running, considering his form with Edouard in the latter part of the season, and also with Bayo and Klimala chomping at the bit for game time. Think we all need to relax and wait and see what develops though.
     
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    I think you making light of this tbh
    After 4 weeks of training he's still not fit enough, that in itself is a very worrying thing.
    How unfit was he because after that length of time surely he would have shed the necessary weight
     
  7. Ryanmcg84

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    This has nothing to do with mental health. Every single manager we have has had a problem with his attitude to training.

    Hes had far more chances than his ability deserves. Came out after all that happened last year and said he owed the club big time for sticking by him and he wanted to repay us. Since then he's been pretty much unfit and barely involved outwith a 2 month spell.

    He's a liability. Time and again he let's himself down. This is no way making light of his mental health issues this is to do with attitude problems and stupidity that have been with him since he was a kid at Dundee.
     
  8. Scott smyth

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    The issue for me is after 3 /4 weeks of training he's still not fit enough, that's worrying and very poor. It means he must have been miles off the required level and imo he's disrespected everyone from the club, to the fans and everyone that's helped and stood by him.
     
  9. Ryanmcg84

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    Klimala may well be an unknown quantity, he may well be pish. Who knows?

    But look at how he's returned to pre season compared to Griffiths.

    There no doubting who's got the better attitude and desire to be in the team
     
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    Jeez Louise!

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    Really * is that about !!!! The only person that seems to be doing the knocking is Leigh himself. We all have problems in life. I lost my job due to the Pandemic and since I left school it's the longest I've ever been unemployed but just get on with it. Leigh leads a VERY privileged life were EVERYTHING is done for him. He's at one of the biggest clubs in the world and has already been well looked after by the club due to his off field issues. But if he's looking for someone to blame for the latest beating then look no further than himself. If he couldn't find the strength to train properly while getting thousands of pounds a week to do only that then what chance to people have on a lot less money and a less privileged life style
     
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    Who is he knocking here.


    The Celtic fans who make up lies about him.


    The other sets of fans who make up lies


    If that’s him looking for someone to blame.



    Well I don’t know what to * say.
     
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    since you’re so quick to judge, what is the actual situation? Because there’s no way you’re just basing this all on a vague new report. Surely.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your job, I'm sure things will turn around soon across the board

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    Griff seems the type to take for granted his tremendous ability, gifted as 1 of the best strikers of a ball we have and there have been many.
    But youth departs us all and its then that nutrition , looking after yourself ,training harder than others alng with experience buys you a few more years at the top .
    Lenny will give him the chance to claim his place, he has to see he needs to work harder now to stay where he feels he belongs .
     
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    I'm basing it on the facts. He's been left out of a much needed 3 match tournament to get players back playing. And he's left out because of a lack of fitness, fact. Now we have a post from him, allegedly, giving us a Rocky qoute from a movie. If he's looking for sympathy from the support then, IMO, he's had plenty over the time at the club. None more than his lengthy absence then welcomed back into the fold. He's came back very unfit, and I base the very unfit on he's been training for nearly 4 weeks but still not fit, and the only person to blame is himself. Now if there's more to it than what people have heard or read so far, then I will apologise no problem. But he's a professional athlete playing for a massive club where he gets EVERYTHING done for him. The only thing he needed to do was keep to the training schedule given to him. But he didn't and has once again let the club done going into the most important season in 50 years. He's one of the most experienced players in the squad, and plenty fans and young players will look up to him, and should be setting an example on how to prepare. I just can't understand what is going on with him and how many chances or help before saying enough is enough. I love the wee man, as a goalscorer he's second to none, but imo enough is enough because we need players with his ability playing not sitting in the stands
     
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    The situation is pretty simple. He's returned unfit for work.
    If this was in any way linked to his previous mental health issues to you seriously think the club would have came out and said what they did. Do you think our manager who has spoken of his own mental health issues in the past would have came out publicly and kicked him while he was down?

    Mental health problems are a serious issue but far too many people here are trying to use them as an excuse for the current situation when it is clearly not the case.

    He's let himself down, he's 29. He needs to stop with all the social media pish and * grow up and start doing the job he's paid extremely well to do.
     
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    Or sitting in a motor in the middle of the afternoon eating kebabs