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24 Mar 2017 16:15:23
Ed, reports todays saying Chelsea have met with Dembele's reps. Can you shed any light in this? That would mean we've agreed a fee, no? Or is it all brown bananas?

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea has spoken with his representatives, not the player, to see if he would be interested in a move and to explain what sort of package he would be offered. He is reluctant to move anywhere he would not be first choice and guaranteed game time - but Chelsea have put an option on the table for him. They certainly won't offer guarantees. Chelsea has not agreed any fee with Celtic.}


1.) 24 Mar 2017 17:00:39
Thanks for that 002 👍. I know you're particularly clued up on Chelsea. Good news as far as I'm concerned. He's got the right attitude and has stated numerous times it's about playing first team football and learning. He turned down Spurs and Juve I think, for those reasons. Amidst all this gossip of Chelsea, Man U, Bayern (? ) looking at him, the one question that's been in my mind is, what's changed? Nothing. He wouldn't get in ahead of your Costas, Zlatans, Lewandowskis just yet, so stay and develop until he can get into the first XI for a club of such stature.

{Ed002's Note - That is pretty much it but the problem is him demanding guarantees - and few clubs give those.}


2.) 24 Mar 2017 17:25:33
I can understand him wanting some sort of gentleman's agreement, or perhaps even a clause, for his own development. But it's unrealistic to expect that, like you say, anywhere, never mind Chelsea. In time, as he get's better (which I think he will) , I think being told "you're coming in as first choice striker" will take care of itself. Or not, we'll see. Another quickie, Abraham, would he be a realistic bargaining tool?

{Ed002's Note - His representative wanted Chelsea to guarantee he would be first choice striker next season and the said that they don't give such guarantees.}


3.) 24 Mar 2017 17:59:15
I hear ya.


4.) 24 Mar 2017 22:38:52
why would he join a smaller club than celtic?


5.) 24 Mar 2017 23:00:43
Does that mean if a club in EPL came in for him guaranteeing first team starting slot he would go?


6.) 25 Mar 2017 07:58:52
😂😂😂 belter jamesbhoy67!

Fekn true tho

HH

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7.) 24 Mar 2017 18:34:41
ED002 on other sites it is saying Celtic never gave permission for Dembele to speak to Chelsea, is that not "tapping up" then and can Celtic complain to the English FA.

{Ed002's Note - DEmbele has not spoken to Chelsea so there is nothing to complain about.}


8.) 25 Mar 2017 12:27:02
If its not tapping up its an example of loopholes that get round the issue. For all we know Dembeles representatives could of phoned him during meeting and although he wasnt physically at meeting, could of contributed to discussions.

Sounds to me story was leaked to generate interest from other clubs that will guarantee starting slot. Its only a matter of time before he goes, just hope club digs heels in and holds out for massive transfer fee. Looking back now perhaps van dijk, wanyama and forster were sold too cheaply judging by how successful they were immediately.


9.) 25 Mar 2017 13:02:56
Spot on, Chelsea are a much smaller club than Celtic.


10.) 25 Mar 2017 15:52:16
How can you say offering a contract to a player through his agent without the permission of the players club is not tapping up?
You don't need to talk direct to the player for it to be tapping up.

{Ed002's Note - You obviously don't understand what tapping up is, nor what agents do for a living.}


11.) 25 Mar 2017 17:01:19
Tapping up in professional sport is an attempt to get a persuade a player from one team to another without the knowledge or permission of his current club.
offering a player a contract through his agent is exactly that.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea did not speak to the player and agents talk to clubs all of the time - that is their primary purpuse. Dembele has not been tapped up.}


12.) 25 Mar 2017 19:51:27
If they offered a contract that is to be past on to him yes he has.

{Ed002's Note - They cannot give him a contract - he is contracted to Celtic. You really don't grasp this at all do you?}


13.) 25 Mar 2017 20:24:44
How can he be demanding guarantees if he isn't involved then ed?
If Chelsea has made an offer to his agent and it's been relayed to the player then an answer has been given then it's tapping up
They do not have to speak directly to him.

{Ed002's Note - Through his agent. You are making this stuff up - he has not been tapped up.}


14.) 25 Mar 2017 23:31:36
What am I making up ed?

{Ed001's Note - that he has been tapped up, you clearly do not understand what you are talking about, so why make up stuff just to prove your complete ignorance?}


15.) 26 Mar 2017 00:09:42
Ed it was you who said they have spoken to his representatives. (Fancy word for agents. )

{Ed002's Note - Firstly it ios not a fancy word for "agents" and secondly - of course they have spoken to thyem. You not understanding is the problem - it is very tiresome to keep answering all of this nonsense about "tapping up" because you simply don't understand the process at all - Dembele has not been tapped up.}


16.) 26 Mar 2017 15:45:26
he's definitely been "sounded out"


 

 

21 Feb 2017 15:07:09
Craig Burley he seems to be the man in the know, claiming Dembele is off to Chelsea in the summer. Any word on this 007/ 002?

{Ed002's Note - There is no agreement that makes anything certain. Manchester United and Bayern Munich have both been aware of Moussa Dembele since his time at PSG and were both interested in signing him when he opted for Fulham as a 16 year old. Newcastle, Lille, Juventus, Napoli, Liverpool, Wolfsburg, Marseille, Everton and Spurs had also been looking at Dembele since the start of last season before he opted to move to Celtic for the playing time. Recent glances from Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Monaco have led Celtic to put an unrealistic price on the player that could block any move in the short term - although Chelsea may well seek to get an early agreement for a summer transfer with a cash deal - potentially augmented by a player.}


1.) 21 Feb 2017 20:54:59
Much appreciated. I'd take your word over his. But, is "no agreement that makes anything certain" the same as no agreement at all?

{Ed002's Note - There is no agreement at all Jim.}


2.) 21 Feb 2017 21:33:15
Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

25 Jan 2017 07:23:06
Liverpool reportedly making contact about Onyekuru 😕


1.) 25 Jan 2017 12:33:18
As quoted by his agent! Think the games have begun with this kids representatives! Clubs Chief exec has also stated he is to good to move to Scotland and should go to Germany!


2.) 25 Jan 2017 13:43:09
To good he's playing with an unheard of Belgian team, think they're trying to drive the price up better to leave this one alone me thinks


 

 

19 Dec 2016 04:05:54
Just reading there we had scouts at the Anderlecht Eupen game last night. Could lead to nothing of course but Belgium and particularly Anderlecht could be a good hunting ground for us imo and there's a few players there who wet my lips. Tielemans and Dendoncker (scored twice) the pick of the bunch, like Dembele, widely considered Europe's better prospects. There's Kara who I have seen mentioned by a few folk on here and is a classy centre half, a big athlete too. Or possibly from Eupen, they have a handy wing forward by the name of Henry Onyekuru.


1.) 19 Dec 2016 09:07:58
All good that you might be looking at Tielemans and Dendoncker but that is as far as that one will go. Kara, yeah sure he could be a good signing for you, but he'd cost you £5mil plus. That doesn't exactly work with the Celtic transfer policy (buy low sell high) . If I'm being honest aswell I don't see many players wanting to leave belgium and come to Scotland, they have a better quality of league over there. Unless ofcourse it is players who aren't getting first team action.


2.) 19 Dec 2016 10:17:07
OSA, thankfully I don't think 5m will be an issue now; with Rodgers in, Dermot Desmond having a bit of a wake up, and no John Park/ Peter Lawell transfer team. I think we'll now start to see the correct levels of investment, that we should have all along.

As for players coming to Scotland from Belgium. I don't see why Glasgow Celtic, playing in the Champions League regularly can't attract players from Belgium. We could always offer them more money if we're not attractive enough already. Dembele came from a better quality league.


3.) 19 Dec 2016 10:36:30
Maybe Celtic will change their policy, maybe they will spend some of that money. Most players worth going for in Belgium play for the bigger sides, meaning they are already on a big wage and have European football each year, not to mention the football is far more competitive in Belgium. Dembele to Celtic was always a strange one to me, Maybe the lure of European football and Scotland being of a lesser quality made him and his agent think it was a good move?


4.) 19 Dec 2016 11:02:32
OSA, I understand where you're coming from. Take Dendoncker for example. A young player, already playing for the biggest club in their homeland, already with the prospect of European football, might not see Celtic as a step forward. Then again they might. That said player might not be Belgian either, and might see Celtic as a more attractive option (I'm biased aye, but I would) . I still think we have the financial muscle too, to offer a player in Belgium a better salary. And let's face it, money often talks. The average Anderlecht player salary is 600k pa, or roughly 12k a week. We're safe there. Anderlecht would be well within their rights to demand £20m for Dendoncker. But shy bairns get nothing, and unless we try we won't know. The club has adopted the wrong mentality for several years, and sadly it's rubbed off on a lot of the fans. End of, I'd dare to dream and go for a player like that, and I've seen stranger moves than a player going from Anderlecht to Celtic.

{Ed001's Note - Celtic do have a lot more money than any team in Belgium. Also Belgian teams are built around selling to survive, so they are always willing to accept offers that match their asking price for a player.}


5.) 19 Dec 2016 11:21:03
I thought we did have Ed, that's a good added point about their strategy as clubs.

{Ed001's Note - thank you.}


6.) 19 Dec 2016 11:44:12
Wages won't be the issue it'll be the asking price, if i'm being honest I hope you do manage to improve your squad, Scotland needs a team doing well in Europe right now.


 

 

16 Dec 2016 08:40:44
Morning Ed, quick question if you have the time. What have you heard about Hibs approaching us for KC?

{Ed007's Note - It seems to be the worst kept secret in football for a good few months.}


1.) 16 Dec 2016 16:45:12
Cheers. I didn't realise the news had broken about him having a medical. I wasn't sure if the papers were just putting two and two together.


 

 

 

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18 Mar 2017 21:17:04
Can any of our bhoys in Oz, or anybody else, say anything about the boy Riley McGree? He's been called up for Australia to replace Rogic and Tosh is meant to be looking at him.


1.) 18 Mar 2017 21:24:56
jamiebhoy7 might be able to get that info for you jim, his uncle is a youth coach in australia and coached rogic, so he might know about this boy.


2.) 18 Mar 2017 22:57:01
Had a wee look at him on youtube on the back of your comment Jim Tim. I know these youtube videos can make anyone look good but he's 18 with only 13 senior appearances so I would say 12 minutes of highlights isn't bad for that game time. Fast on the ball and good awareness of where his team-mates are. The boy looks to have the tools to develop in to a very good player. I would support any effort to try and bring him into the fold.


3.) 19 Mar 2017 08:20:23
Interesting jamiebhoy7 trivia there. Haven't seen him post in ages, thought he might have gone chasing Isa round Norway or something. Does he still get in the live chat?

Just watched Adelaide v Brisbane there Murdoch, couldn't find any clips more than 40secs on google. Crazy last ten minutes where Brisbane's keeper got sent off for an elbow at 96 mins and a midfielder had to go in goal for the pen. Adelaide scored it and won 2-1.

Anyway, on one game McGree looks tidy. Plays in the middle of a midfield 3, good on the ball, finding space with it at his feet and in little interchanges. Quite dynamic. Tried a few worldie long rangers that were poor and started to tire. On the whole, and only on one game, looks promising. Had a good game against a team who are supposed to be a lot better.


4.) 19 Mar 2017 09:40:34
Sorry jim but who is tosh? Haha.


5.) 19 Mar 2017 10:01:49
Hi JT, JB67

Nearly right JT just a different country lol been away for 12 weeks and back less than a fortnight mate and had loads and had plenty to do upon coming back!

JB67 is right as usual lol I have emailed my uncle so see what he says in the next day or so he was right about Rogic and also sadly about Jackson Irvine who never got a chance @ Celtic and yet within 8 weeks of signing for Ross County was the best player in Scotland outwith us and now nearly single handily holding up Burton Albion in the championship with double digit (ish) goals from CH and Midfield!


6.) 19 Mar 2017 13:25:55
Good to hear from you Jamie. I'll look forward to that scouting report if that's how your uncle called it with Rogic and Irvine.

AG, Tosh McKinlay. He's working as a scout for us now. I didn't know that until I read it was him that was watching Simunovic when we signed him.


 

 

11 Mar 2017 19:38:33
I think it's only right at this time that all the Celtic Family come together, show that football isn't a barrier, and spare a thought for James Tavernier's @rsehole tomorrow. The last one probably still hasn't repaired. Poor lad.


1.) 11 Mar 2017 19:58:42
😂😂 fekn class mate!

Mon the fkn HOOPS!

HH

Chris1888 🍀🍀🍀.


2.) 11 Mar 2017 20:10:18
I can't wait chris. I might be overexuberant, I might even end up with egg on my face. But I just can't wait. It's like Santy is coming. I might just get myself tucked in and asleep, to reduce the wait.


3.) 11 Mar 2017 21:24:00
I kno we are superior to any team in the league but i always rubbish masel (not physically lol) b4 these games! Dunno if its jus me but. can't stop hinkin aboot aner thumping to them. running them ragged!

HH

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4.) 11 Mar 2017 21:35:58
Ed. i hope people don't read that the wrong way as in i "rub" myself 😂 u could of at least put s#it lol

HH

Chris1888🍀🍀🍀.

{Ed007's Note - It's the autofilter that changes that word, Chris. :-)


5.) 11 Mar 2017 22:34:24
Ah ok. lol

HH

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6.) 12 Mar 2017 03:03:16
Ur sounding a wee bit paranoid there chrissy bhoy. Haha 😂.


7.) 12 Mar 2017 06:25:12
Naw, not at all mate, soon as that 1st bottle eh frosty jacks is doon me the nerves arw gone! 😉

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HH

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07 Feb 2017 08:04:37
I was delighted to see us in for Henry Onyekuru, but the whole spitting his dummy out with his club and going AWOL was a bit of a cause for concern. I chuckled just then when reading a move to Celtic being talked up by none other than, wait for it, Peter Odemwingie.


1.) 07 Feb 2017 10:43:43
I was just reading that JT and he's hardly the role model for advice lol.


2.) 07 Feb 2017 11:22:00
hes in the celtic park car park in his car camped out waiting for the summer transfer window as we speak lol.


3.) 07 Feb 2017 12:05:13
Exactly what I was thinking Tick.

Nice one James 😃.


 

 

13 Jan 2017 11:36:55
Morning Ed, if you get chance, do you know if Bastia and Anderlecht are actually talking to us about Ambrose and Boyata respectively? Seems to be a few rags on these rumours.

{Ed007's Note - Yes mate, Ambrose will more than likely be in France to finalise the deal this weekend and Boyata will move back to Belgium by next weekend but not necessarily to Anderlecht as there are a few teams interested in him as well as some interest from the Championship and perhaps Wolves.}


1.) 13 Jan 2017 14:23:53
Thanks a lot, that's why you da man. Reckon there could be a CB on the horizon then?

{Ed007's Note - If the exits happen it's got be as we'd be extremely short at CB. I should have said that Bastia initially wanted Ambrose on a pre-contract but Celtic told the player to tell them they won't be difficult to deal with this month and the Bastia coach today has said he will have 2 new CBs by Monday.}


2.) 13 Jan 2017 15:11:43
I'd be chuffed if we could get 1-2m between them! That's what I was thinking, if they both leave, one injury in that department and we're snookered.


3.) 13 Jan 2017 16:47:04
Jim Tim

We have Simunovic, Sviachenko, Toure and Lustig who can all play at centre half so not sure how 1 injury will leave us snookered. We also have the option of 3 at the back and both Tierney and Izzy have played in there this season so think we are covered for now.

I would like to see us thinning out the midfield a bit as we are still heavy on numbers in there.


4.) 13 Jan 2017 15:05:06
Ed I've heard Bailley is off to Seria A as well?


5.) 13 Jan 2017 15:37:20
Ed i heard that Ambrose wanted to stay in Scotland because he was trying to get UK citizenship and only had to wait till july. Is that bollocks?

{Ed007's Note - You need to continue living in the UK after you are awarded citizenship so Efe could only sign for a British team so Ambrose can't apply for citizenship AND sign a pre-contract with a European team.

https://www.gov.uk/becoming-a-british-citizen/check-if-you-can-apply


6.) 13 Jan 2017 19:47:43
Niall, I think it would. Say Erik got injured for several weeks. That leaves us Kolo and Jozo (who have question marks over playing 90mins every game) and young Ajer, who to be fair to the lad is still learning the ropes (although I'd like to see him get featured) . I'd put Lustig out the equation too as you need two players for every position, and may be needed at RB (worst case scenarios we're talking now) . Having to adjust your shape based on tactics is fine. Having to do it due to injury shows a lack of depth. Ideally you want two players for every position, and an extra one for each dept., imo. That means 5 CBs, if Lustig was the 5th, that only leaves us with one RB (again, worst case scenario) . Hope that makes sense, but you have to prepare for the worst.


7.) 13 Jan 2017 20:49:34
Ed that being the case that Ambrose needs to stay in uk to gain uk citizenship then he is going nowhere. can't see why he would go now

{Ed007's Note - So why's he planned to hold talks with a team in France?}


 

 

06 Dec 2016 21:44:51
Pleased with that. There were spells particularly in the second half there where we looked the better side.

Armstrong MoM for me. Yet another European tie where he covered more grass than anybody. He played a great passing game tonight.

We might be rock bottom of that group but there are positives and promising signs to be taken from this season's CL campaign.


1.) 06 Dec 2016 22:01:47
Definitely jimtim, biggest disappointment for me over the 6 games was the performance against the Germans at parkhead. Taking Barcelona aside, I feel there's plenty of positives to take from the two city games and the game in Germany. Was always going to be a massive ask to come out of that group and stay in Europe. Roll on the champions league next season.

{Ed007's Note - Nobody really expected to take anything from Barca - and we played well against them at Celtic Park - but nobody expected us to take anything from City and to get 2 draws, regardless of who they played tonight as it was still a £200 million team I seen someone say, is nothing short of fantastic.
And the fact is we're actually taking the game to these teams rather than sitting back and try and spring a counter-attack and snatch scraps.}


2.) 06 Dec 2016 22:21:26
Well said Ed. Our play in the away two away games we got draws was very refreshing.


3.) 06 Dec 2016 22:28:48
The BMG at home was always going to be a big game for us Garry. Take into account now we've managed to get points off City twice and away in Germany, that result really was a sore one.

That's the main thing for me Ed. The confidence in our own ability, and knowing that if you make the ball do the work, any side will not just be forced to allow us to play, but also give us the respect to do so. The way we move as a unit now though is a big part of that.

Just a few key signings away from a right good side I think.


4.) 06 Dec 2016 22:42:25
Couldn't agree more ed, definitely more positives than negatives to be taken from this years European games.


5.) 06 Dec 2016 22:44:11
Agreed. No doubt we'll hear about their b team etc, but lest we forget, one of our best players, and a starter tonight, can't even get into said b team. It was a good performance and a terrific result.


6.) 06 Dec 2016 22:44:28
Good point Ed, since BR took over we've seen that same attitude in pretty much every game. HH.


7.) 06 Dec 2016 22:44:34
Sums it up Ed. £200 million on the park and the players used will be considered second rate and the excuse for that result.

{Ed007's Note - The only City player that caught the eye was Paddy Roberts! I was hoping after he scored he had ripped his shirt off to reveal a KIERAN TIERNEY'S FENIAN ARMY tattoo before throwing his shirt in Guardiola's face. :-D


8.) 07 Dec 2016 16:42:58
hahaha that's the most i laughed in a while.

{Ed007's Note - It would have been awesome but we'd have had Nora on moaning about his tattoo and how he was booked for taking his shirt off.}


 

 

 

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24 Mar 2017 17:59:15
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24 Mar 2017 17:25:33
I can understand him wanting some sort of gentleman's agreement, or perhaps even a clause, for his own development. But it's unrealistic to expect that, like you say, anywhere, never mind Chelsea. In time, as he get's better (which I think he will) , I think being told "you're coming in as first choice striker" will take care of itself. Or not, we'll see. Another quickie, Abraham, would he be a realistic bargaining tool?

{Ed002's Note - His representative wanted Chelsea to guarantee he would be first choice striker next season and the said that they don't give such guarantees.}


 

 

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24 Mar 2017 17:00:39
Thanks for that 002 👍. I know you're particularly clued up on Chelsea. Good news as far as I'm concerned. He's got the right attitude and has stated numerous times it's about playing first team football and learning. He turned down Spurs and Juve I think, for those reasons. Amidst all this gossip of Chelsea, Man U, Bayern (? ) looking at him, the one question that's been in my mind is, what's changed? Nothing. He wouldn't get in ahead of your Costas, Zlatans, Lewandowskis just yet, so stay and develop until he can get into the first XI for a club of such stature.

{Ed002's Note - That is pretty much it but the problem is him demanding guarantees - and few clubs give those.}


 

 

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21 Feb 2017 21:33:15
Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

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21 Feb 2017 20:54:59
Much appreciated. I'd take your word over his. But, is "no agreement that makes anything certain" the same as no agreement at all?

{Ed002's Note - There is no agreement at all Jim.}


 

 

 

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27 Mar 2017 08:20:51
I'm not particularly fussed on internationals either. But pleased to see Scotland win, especially with a strong Celtic contingent.

I've read and heard some criticism of WGS this week in the build up to yesterday's game, stemming from the thought of him favouring Celtic players. Given what else is available, it's only right! And an important win justified that.

When you see people saying Wallace should play ahead of KT, it's fair to assume that people are letting a certain allegiance tint footballing sense. I believe a large proportion of the great and revolutionary Lions team were ignored for years. Although the older bhoys on here will have to remind me who exactly were keeping players like Jinky, Murdoch, Lennox or Gemmell out the side

As for KT. I read him saying he's been focusing on his right foot in preparation for him being needed on that side. I think all young players should be trying to improve their weaker side anyway, but it will be encouraging to see him develop into a player comfortable on both sides.

Two of my favourite full-backs are Lahm and Maldini, who both played on their 'weaker side'. With the way the game is now, wide players cut inside more than running to the byline. KT playing on the right, and his opponent cutting inside, would mean he can use his left side to defend. That's an easier job. Similarly at the other end, and KT is great at getting up and down, he could cut inside to create on his stronger foot. There's good counters though, that you become predictable in attack or that if chasing back, you're suddenly on your weaker side. I'm not sure I would particularly look to make KT a RB, or encourage the development of left-footed right-backs and vice versa. But perhaps I'm not pioneering enough to be a great coach or manager. I just think it will be a great string to KT's bow and aid him in his development to what I think will be an incredibly well-rounded player.


 

 

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22 Mar 2017 08:03:02
Have we been linked with him? He chose to go to abroad because he thinks the style will be best for him and his development. It would be a bit of a failed exercise to return to Scotland without having even established himself in the Sporting first team. I'm sure he's got one of those ridiculous Portuguese buy-out clauses as well.


 

 

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20 Mar 2017 15:56:25
Thanks Jamie 👍. I suspected he would be one to watch. Somewhat ignorantly, but confidently, I knew he wasn't going to be a player for now.


 

 

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20 Mar 2017 15:23:51
Give youngsters a chance. When else would we get a better opportunity. Rotate the squad so that the 'first team' are geared up for cup ties, but use youth to fill in the gaps.


 

 

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19 Mar 2017 18:02:03
Pleased with the result, but too many below par performances, particularly in attack. I'm not sure if it's tiredness as we did seem to be able to move about. Far too many heavy touches, mishit passes, people running into eachother and tripping over the ball. Poor Eboue even fell off the bench lol. So much of our good attacking play has gone through Sinclair who looks like he is in a wee dip right now. Forrest did well for the second, bit offered little else. We're missing Rogic as a CAM, just somebody in there orchestrating things. As a result Dembele looks like a frustrated player. Winning whilst playing poorly is always good though. I think you're right about the scrappiness possibly being from the title being so close though.