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17 Dec 2018 15:33:01
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17 Dec 2018 15:15:33
I wanted to see if we could have a positive post on site regarding the status of squad etc etc. Here is a summary of the actual facts.

1 point off top spot with 2 games in hand.
League Cup Trophy - Secured
v Valencia last 32 of Europa
Treble Treble still achievable

Emergence of Christie
Emergence of McGregor new position
Improvement of Forrest
Improvement of Boyata
Benkovic revelation
Improvement of KT

As with any good team we are only a couple of players away from being a relatively good team on our day to being a consistently good team. All teams go through transitions, with the number of games demanded of our squad, I think the most games of any league in Europe and beyond and they are expected to win them all, this is the expectation. Taking all this into account and what they have delivered to us the fans consistently is success in my opinion. Even after all this some are still not happy and offer knee jerk opinions based on one game.

Does anyone on here not think at the very least this season come the finish we will be Double Treble, Double Double winners.? I would prefer Treble Treble but either will still be continued success. Hail Hail.

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17 Dec 2018 15:25:54
1 game in hand.

{Ed007's Note - 2 on Kilmarnock who are directly above us.}

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17 Dec 2018 14:31:37
Has anyone seen the story of Martin Sinclair, Scott's brother.
The guy has done amazing things even though he has Cerebral palsy.

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17 Dec 2018 14:05:11
Ole Benidorm here we come 🍀.

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17 Dec 2018 12:26:22
Valencia will do.

{Ed007's Note - It could have been worse but I'm happy enough with that and with Rodgers love of Spanish football he should know their tactics/style inside out.}

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17 Dec 2018 12:33:11
Their performances so far this season in la liga have been really poor, but then again we are not rocking the world either, we have a Good Chance.

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17 Dec 2018 12:45:22
I was expecting Chelsea or Arsenal or one of the other big names but I will take Valencia who are 14th in their league having won only 3 games but have drawn 10 games so will be difficult to break down. A decent first leg at Celtic Park will make all the difference, and a nice sunshine break for all our fans in February.

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17 Dec 2018 09:53:43
Reading all the moaners on here after one bad result, yes we were garbage and it was hard to take anything positive from game and Rodgers too was at fault for setting up team wrong. Not an excuse but Europe takes it out the players, especially when we play top teams like Salzburg when players expend more energy and yes the Thursday/ Sunday thing has an effect also, but come on get behind the team guys.
A word to all the new posters on here, get a life, almost to a man you only come on here and to post negative comments, if you cannot be more positive and support Celtic then GET LOST. No one wants to listen to all your moaning.

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17 Dec 2018 13:18:56
well said tim.

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17 Dec 2018 13:55:13
Tim have you noticed the more trophies we win the worse the moaning and hysteria gets?

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17 Dec 2018 14:10:46
Kev I almost waded in giving you a hand last night but thought what’s the point. Some fans need to get a grip. of course everyone is entitled to an opinion but some of what’s posted beggars belief. On course for a treble treble and b2b Europe after Xmas that’ll do me any day.

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17 Dec 2018 14:16:03
A degree of hun like entitlement me thinks.

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17 Dec 2018 14:37:56
constructive criticism is one thing but overall sniping and moaning is pathetic.
My opinions on hard midweek games etc. have been noted many times but, in this case, we had too many players injured or ill and Hibs were up for the game.
Result over, we move on.

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17 Dec 2018 06:52:21
Our recent away record at kilmarnock, motherwell hearts and hibs has been shocking.
In the last 13 months we have played at these venues a combined 11 times and won 1. (hearts 3-1 in may)
We have drawn 4 and lost 6 games.
Thats 7 points won and 26 points dropped.
We have been guilty at times of not showing enough respect and making as much as 7 changes which have came back to bite us.

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17 Dec 2018 07:56:17
Makes for bad reading mate, not good enough.

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16 Dec 2018 21:17:33
Man the Celtic fans love a scape goat eh.

Sinclair what a player -- wait no get rid
Forrest is poor get him sold-wait he's player of the year
Brown is finish- no he's captain fantastic- oh wait he's finished again
McGregor is brutal- build the team round McGregor!
Edouard what a player get the biscuit tin open for him - why did you spend that on him!

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16 Dec 2018 21:26:55
6 points in next 2 games are a must before pittodrie and the debt dome, Need Christie and rogic back in there as if it’s brown in from start v Motherwell could be a lot of passes to cross halfway line😭Brown has been a great player but looks finished.

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16 Dec 2018 21:52:19
I blame rogic for it all he drags all those players you mention down.

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16 Dec 2018 22:11:00
Didn't look finished the other night when he came on and settled the team down.
DRB I have been a critic of rogic but I have been consistent in my criticism.

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16 Dec 2018 23:26:25
Couldn’t agree more Kev. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster this season so far and I find it quite amusing how a lot of our fans react instantly. I didn’t see it today so I can’t comment on how we played but even as things stand right now, I'm not overly worried. I have said on more than one occasion that it will be a tough season and it’s Hibs and Kilmarnock I see mounting the biggest challenges. That said, Sevco are top so maybe I underestimate them. All in all though, 6 points separating the top 7 teams makes it one of the most competitive top flight leagues in Europe. Compared with Premiership 20 points, La Liga 10 points, Bundesliga 16 points, Serie A 22 points, Ligue 1 18 points, Eredivisie 22 points our 7 horse race is pretty good value for money. I’m hoping we’ll beat Motherwell and go top again on Wed if Hibs can keep their form going and everybody will be happy again.

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17 Dec 2018 01:01:18
Players aren't finished some just slow games down when we need to pass and move quicker.

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17 Dec 2018 07:28:21
2 holding midfielders domestically doesn't seem to work now it's been sussed out. Brown and Ntcham together slow play down. All teams do is press us from the back and we always perform like that we have done all of last season too. McGregor and Christie seem to be the better option in midfield now. The away form as pointed out is worrying and that is where we are letting teams keep up with us by dropping so many points. I'm not overly concerned yet as January is looming and I'm confident we'll sign the players in the areas we need to disappear into the sunset when our European adventure is over with.

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17 Dec 2018 08:52:59
Exactly Celtic don’t need 2 defensive midfielders at home domestically, no coincidence that when our tempo was faster we were winning games easily. Callum and Christie superb in that midfield with a real goal threat and need that pairing back ASAP with Rogic at number 10 that is by far our best midfield.

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17 Dec 2018 10:30:52
Bipolar disorders kick in after every defeat. The next 2 home games should be 6 points. Head up to Pittodrie and skelp them then a gimme against a team that haven't beat us in a league game. 12 points collected. That mob have St Johnstone Hibs twice and us. 2points. That will medicate a few till our next loss in the new year. Keep the Faith🍀.

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17 Dec 2018 10:31:34
Rogic is our best player when on form and makes things happen, Goals in big games v Aberdeen and them almost a formality.

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17 Dec 2018 10:32:18
kev, you were at it on live chat about Eddy too mate, so don't be critical of other fans, when you can be just as bad, we all have our opinions which we are entitled too, as are you, live and let live.

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17 Dec 2018 13:50:39
Fife there is a difference saying eddy was having a bad game than the hysteria of people saying he's a dud not good enough and we've been ripped off.

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16 Dec 2018 18:19:38
1 win in the last 4 league games is worrying we need to win all 3 games before the 29th.

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16 Dec 2018 21:32:03
Let’s hope Hibernian do the same to them on wednesdsy.

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17 Dec 2018 01:05:42
I think lennon will have witch doc's in could be explosive between him and slippy c'mon lenny more important c'mon Celtic.

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16 Dec 2018 18:19:35
Will get slaughtered for this on here but hey ho. Brendan signings have not improved the team. If you go through our squad not many players who he has bought are first team picks.

Goalkeeper Gordon already here. Brendan signing no improvement

RB Lustig. Brendan signing no improvement RB

CH Boyata Benkovic. 1 out of contract and other a loan. Brendan signing no improvement.

LB Tierney. Brendan signing no improvement

Midfield Brown, McGregor, Christie and Rogic. Could argue on his day Ntcham improves team.

LW Sinclair. Good signing not been his best this season.

RW Forrest. Brendan signing no improvement

CF Eduardo. Good player very young and raw. Big price tag for us.

Only real success was Dembele.

Brendan has been excellent developing the players and we play some excellent football. Worry about our signing policy. Is it our scouts, Lawells budget policy. Not sure but this window coming up is massive. HH.

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16 Dec 2018 18:49:09
Said on here after the summer window that I felt the board has backed Rodgers but the majority of his signings have been woeful.

I've always been a firm believer in playing the strongest 11 everytime including keeping the same formation.
I can understand forced changes being made due to injuries and suspensions. That's twice now in as many weeks we made either changes to the starting 11 or formation and we have dropped points to Motherwell and Hibs. If we were playing Barcelona or a Juventus then fair enough I could understand a formation change but in the SPL c'mon?

It was back to sideways and backwards paasing again. I don't think that was a coincidence with Brown and Ntcham back in the team, we look very flat and slow with those in the midfield. Also our CB's just can't play a forward pass. Watching them trying to play out from the back is horrible and Hibs knew it is a weakness in us as you could tell by how high they pressed they were just waiting for one of our CB's to panic with the ball at their feet.

Edouard is never a No.9 and I think he's better out in the left.

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16 Dec 2018 21:07:18
Rogers did not pick dembele either, he had been well scouted and contacted before rogers got the job.

One thing I must say is how many of the players that were here when he arrived have played their best football for Celtic though?

Rogers has improved the team and that can't be argued even if his signings haven't.

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16 Dec 2018 21:20:39
Got to agree kev, there's is a vast improvement with a number of the players who were already here. A few of the signings have been poor but again too many have been "projects" when in reality we have needed to improve on what was already in the squad rather than end up bloated with average.

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16 Dec 2018 21:47:05
Rodgers would have never built the squad Ronnie did. Team is going backwards. All our top players are all ronnies singnings.

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16 Dec 2018 21:57:30
The double treble winning team that has already won the first trophy of this season and qualified for Europe after Xmas for the second year running is going backwards?

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16 Dec 2018 22:17:33
After an 'invincible season' a double treble and another trophy already in the cabinet, it's almost impossible to maintain those standards every week - especially with so many injuries.
I agree several signings haven't worked out, but what about players that were already here that improved, like Forrest, Boyata, KT and McGregor and the improved stamina of Rogic/ Lustig?
Of course we need better quality rather than quantity, but it's not so long ago we were hammering every team in sight, scoring for fun and that includes last Saturday versus Killie.
Edouarde looks very short of confidence, energy and mobility, but the pressure on this guy is immense because of his price tag and the fact he has no other player to share the responsibility.
The goal he scored at Ibrox in the 3-2 game (and others) is testament to what he is capable of; but he needs support.
Sinclair is another one over-relied upon that is capable of better when fully fit and confident and I could mention others in the same context, that will come good because they know they can.
We are all disappointed about the last two games, but we should get behind the team throughout the rest of this month of almost 'hand-picked' fixtures and help get them back on track.

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16 Dec 2018 22:21:14
The team that Rodgers inherited from Ronnie is now weaker in my opinion. Can only mean one thing. It's going backwards.

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16 Dec 2018 22:31:33
Kev

Gave Brendan credit at the end of my comments about developing the players and we play some excellent football. Have 100% faith this is just a blip. Im concerned on transfer front.

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16 Dec 2018 23:41:53
So with a weaker team Rogers is doing better 🤔🤔🤔.

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17 Dec 2018 00:57:43
Every one is entitled to there opinion But I can't see how people can say its Rogers Fault yes we were really poor today terrible to be honest but I think some of our fringe players that were playing are not good enough when we have our best 11 out NO TEAM in Scotland can compete but when you have injures to more than 2 we get punished IMO.

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17 Dec 2018 04:19:43
Surely this is a wind up. Yes our performances have lacked consistency. When we click we click very well. You wouldn't think this team on the spin have just delivered on the spin their seventh trophy and qualified for last 32 of a very hard group. Nope you definitely would not. We are going to lose games. and some days we might not turn up that, that was today. We will be fine.

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17 Dec 2018 06:44:03
Undefeated season
Double treble
League cup in the bag
Euro football after Xmas

Going backwards?

What do you suggest hoppy - sack the manager?

Couple of bad performances and everyone is quick to judge.

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17 Dec 2018 08:56:32
As a fan I have to say that if Celtic were winning every game 2-0, 3-0 etc I would quickly get bored. Of course I want them to win every game but the important word here is "game" and it is not a game if there is no possibility to drop points. One thing is to want to win but another thing is to think you have a divine right to win just by stepping out on the park. was wondering that if i would get bored is it possible that also the players could get bored winning all the time and allow complacency to enter.
Having said this I think the board have to decide if they want to spend money on go-go dancers and cheerleaders to accompany the disco lights or to strengthen the team.

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17 Dec 2018 09:22:29
It wasn't hoppy that said we were going backwards IC.
Hippy I know you gave Brendan credit at the end on the post, I was agreeing with you.

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17 Dec 2018 09:55:35
Island Celtic

If it was up to me i would try and extends Brendan contract. One of the best managers we've had. Development of players and tactically.

Have major concerns over or transfer policy. This isn't just down to Brendan as I stated in my first post. Scouting team, Clubs finances who knows but far to many bad buys for there not to be a underlying problem.


B. Rodgers signings:
M. Dembele
K. Toure
S. Sinclair
D. de Vries
C. Gamboa
E. Kouassi
J. Hayes
K. Benyu
O. Ntcham
O. Eduoard
P. Roberts
M. Compper
C. Musonda
S. Bain
J. Hendry
L. Morgan
E. Izaguirre
D. Arzani
F. Benkovic
Y. Mulumb

Read through that list and consider the money wasted. January is a massive window. HH.

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16 Dec 2018 17:04:53
If we really paid £9m for Eddy we were robbed. He looks as though he is trying to control a bouncy ball, never bullies opposition and jogs about as if he is training. Don't care what age he is, simply not doing enough for outlay. MD at the age could do it. Not just today, over the last 18 months he has had at most half a dozen stand out performances.

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16 Dec 2018 21:08:23
Dembele had some serious football under his belt before coming to us remember.

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