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Team: Celtic

Where from: Hamilton

Favourite player: Jimmy johnston

Best team moment: 1967 european cup

Interests: Golf, football, family,

Timezone: (GMT) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca

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23 Feb 2017 20:38:37
Cludio Raneri sacked by Leicester. Guaranteed Brendon on the short list of people they would like to talk to. Look at what he has done with us. Taken an under performing side and injected a new lease of life. Hope he stays.


1.) 23 Feb 2017 21:02:10
First of all an absolute disgrace this man has been sacked, he took a wee team made them EPL CHAMPIONS.
He rewarded those players with new big contracts and the "johnny big times" pocketed the cash and then downed tools, shame on the whole Leicester team.
But now to the fun part of this as the deluded ones down Ibrox think Ranieri is coming to manage them.

2.) 23 Feb 2017 21:09:18
Johnnymac, I doubt Brendan would be interested in the Leicester job. I think when he does leave us it will be to one of the bigger clubs either in England or in Europe.
In my view, Leicester are at their level, last season was a freak, they are a team who will generally be hovering around the relegation zone, I think Rodgers would be looking for a club towards the other end of the table.

3.) 23 Feb 2017 21:12:20
why would he join a smaller club?

4.) 23 Feb 2017 21:24:17
I think the best thing Leicester City should have done is move CR to a position upstairs and let the new manager come in, instead of sacking the guy.

5.) 23 Feb 2017 21:34:01
That's football these days. Zero loyalties. They Leicester players owed that man big time, they all now have medals they'd never have got without him. He kept them grounded when they would more than likely have got too big for their boots and blew the title. 90% of them will fade to nothing shortly, they definitely won't get their big moves now.

6.) 23 Feb 2017 22:03:23
Sure enough the deluded zombies think they're in with a shout of getting him to the crumble dome. Winning the Epl with Leicester would seem like a stroll in the park compared to trying to overhaul Celtic next season with that mob.

7.) 23 Feb 2017 22:13:48
Agree with everything said bhoys.

Hypotheticaly even if they were relegated CR deserved the chance to bring them back up.
Having said that it's the epl bunch of money grabbing back stabbing tw**s.

8.) 24 Feb 2017 00:06:57
It's a shame Leicester didn't sell Vardy and Mahrez in the summer when their value was at its highest. They could have rebuilt their squad with the money. I don't watch Leicester or the EPL enough to know if these players downed tools after signing lucrative contracts but it certainly looks like they have let CR down.

As for Rodgers, Honestly don't think he would leave Celtic for a top 6 Club in England at the moment never mind a bottom 6 one.

9.) 24 Feb 2017 00:35:58
Agreed Stan.

10.) 24 Feb 2017 09:20:55
Why would any manager with a club go to Leicester when they sack a manager who is still reigning champion in the supposed best league in the world. A team that is always favourite for relegation and winning the EPL and getting sacked, absolutely shocking, and hope they free fall many divisions, major delusions of grandeur.

11.) 24 Feb 2017 09:25:38
Sad to see Ranieri getting sacked. I can understand why but sad all the same considering what he has achieved with Leicester. H.

12.) 24 Feb 2017 09:42:48
money before morals, everything that's wrong with the world today, not just football.

13.) 24 Feb 2017 14:53:28
surely if the guy had the skill to win the league with a provincial club then surely he's got the skills to stave off relegation.



22 Sep 2016 21:51:46
Rangers v Celtic league cup
I knew we would pull them. Great stuff, don't even give them the opportunity to get to a final. Best draw we could get.


1.) 22 Sep 2016 21:58:23



04 Aug 2016 13:03:31
Kev you are spot on. We really should have scored at least 3 goals in that game and that is our problem. We do create chances, we just don't put them away. If we had scored 3, mcgregor etc would not be getting any grief. The main problem is really about scoring and has been for a long time now. Yes we have lost soft goals but we are not converting chances either. Great to be through but Need to be more clinical upfront.


1.) 04 Aug 2016 14:41:35
Johhnmac, M O'N always claimed that creating the chances was very important and it would be a lot worse if we were not creating chances . It is frustrating getting the right player the ball in a little bit of space in the right area and he not scoring, we seem to be missing the target too often which is worse.

2.) 04 Aug 2016 20:25:15
That is the main issue. In the play off round and ( if we qualify ) in the group stages CFC will come on to the field as the underdog more often than not. We won't get that many chances. On that basis we have to convert at. An ever higher rate from fewer chances to be competitive

I think LG has done a great job but I wouldn't say he was clinical to the extent that he'll put away 1 of 3 proper chances.

When you don't score " enough " it exaggerates and accentuates perceived weaknesses elsewhere IE poor midfield or lack of creativity or weak central defence.

We will concede soft goals and make mistakes. All teams do. But in the CL playground we are going to have to be more efficient with the limited chances we do get

The other thing for me is that CFC don't seem able ( at this level ) to project manage a game to a successful close when in a good position. Is that nerves? Is it lack of leadership? We can't kill games off effectively. Perhaps that links in to possession?

I recall Celtic park after 8 minutes against Malmo 2-0 up and we managed to make a hash of it. It's not been the first time. We need to learn and fast.

3.) 04 Aug 2016 22:01:09
Paradise I don't think we will be so easy to beat under BR. Ronnie only played one way and had no idea how to shut down a match. It won't happen as much now. Problem however will be lack of goals.

4.) 04 Aug 2016 22:41:22
We can all quote bad results in the past, but when that manager isn't with us any more I am not sure of the significance . One think is certain if we continue to give away cheap goals whilst not under pressure, we will struggle to shut out matches . I doubt if we play Efe again in Europe as we seem to be getting our centre backs options built up.
B R has a big decision to make on Gordon and I remember judging Goalkeepers was Jock Stein's major weakness, hopefully Brendan gets it right.



18 Feb 2016 21:48:10
I see Collins has said he expects some midfield players will leave club at end of season. We have 22 midfielders on the books. So Mulgrew will not be getting a new contract, plus Boerringer will also be released but who else do you guys think will be shunted?


1.) 18 Feb 2016 23:14:29
I always liked Commons; as he has qualities others lack, but he has hardly kicked a ball this season and seems disinterested.
His relationship with the management team also seems strained so I would add him to Mulgrew and Boerigter and loaning out another couple of fringe/ younger players would be my guess.
If it was up to me I would get shot of Forrest, but RD rates him.
It's ridiculous, we have so many midfield players, when we have only one proven striker and given the defensive and goalkeeping deficiencies we have had all season and we must properly balance and improve the squad to meet the demands of Celtic Football Club.

{Ed007's Note - I can see Johansen moving on if an acceptable bid comes in and I'd be surprised if Forrest is still here because of the money he could get down south, there's a few Championship teams been watching him. Any offer from CFC surely must be on the Club's terms regarding pay/fitness.}

2.) 18 Feb 2016 23:50:56
Forrest borigter stokes mulgrew johansen mcgregor biton commons might all be sold or let go imo.

{Ed007's Note - I don't see Bitton leaving this summer. I think he'll stay at least another season.}

3.) 19 Feb 2016 08:56:41
Ed After the poor form Johanson has shown I wonder if anyone will come in for him? I wonder if Brown will go?

{Ed007's Note - I doubt Brown will leave CFC except to maybe go back to Hibs in a few years to wind down his career before moving into coaching/management. He's had offers from elsewhere before and never shown any interest in moving on.}



01 Dec 2015 21:14:59
Just saw Stokes has been suspended! There must be something going on we don't know about. We all know about the Commons incident, Scott Brown earlier in the year. All forgiven. So whilst Stokes should know better, has he behaved any worse than Commons and Brown?


1.) 01 Dec 2015 22:12:30
Johnnymac . It could well be a case that the whole first team squad were brought together and told enough was enough and no further outbreaks of disrespect or bad behaviour would be accepted .
I also think that Stokes would have been given a severe warning regarding future conduct after his Elvis clash . I have no sympathy for him and I think Commons should have been chased too.

2.) 02 Dec 2015 04:23:42
Johnnymac from what i know before this post it is his behaviour off the field that is the issue. Personally I've always thought he is not good enough for team, but he is a hell of a lot better than cifti.

3.) 02 Dec 2015 09:04:37
I can totally understand his frustration as the United twins Armstrong and gms have been poor to be polite this season and he's been left to rot. I've seen you saying his nightlife is the issue but since an elvis punch I can't recall anything he has done wrong in his control in the media. If he's not wanted then Ronny and celtic should do the right thing and tell him to leave either on loan or permanently and reach a settlement as they should do with many other players at the club rather than hanging around with no chance of game time .

4.) 02 Dec 2015 11:29:38
They want him off the payroll, simple as really. They'll chase him out just like the did big Bobo Balde. I think he's being punished all season for not leaving during the summer. While he's no superstar, he as does everyone, deserves a fair crack of the whip. He is being demonised. No one can say he's not better than some of the passengers we've played so far this year.

5.) 02 Dec 2015 11:33:05
It's obviously because Stokes has so much previous they've said enough! His attitude has been a disgrace pretty much since he came back, I've heard loads and loads of Stories about him out with the 3 main ones that were all over the papers - Elvis incident, Alan Ryan funeral, and singing up on the stage in the boozer on the Fall's Road. It's terrible PR for the club. Right back to leaving Arsenal at 16, he done nothing at Sunderland, and I can't think of 1 goal he has scored for us in a big game. His record in Europe is absolutely awful, he hasn't scored against the other mob for us, he's basically our version of Kris Boyd - all his goals come against teams that players worth 100k score against!

6.) 02 Dec 2015 11:44:45
The problems go back to NLs time and he does bring a lot of negative headlines we don't need.
Another case of a very fortunate guy who got a golden opportunity at his boyhood favourites and totally blew it.
I would welcome a clear out in January or the summer at the latest and let him go along with Commons, Boerigter, Scepovic, Forrest and send Blacket back as well.
Freeing up funds for better talent or improved contracts for consistent performers.
If Kieran Tierney continues to remind me of Danny McGrain at his peak, I can see a future captain of Celtic to replace Brown as and when required.

7.) 02 Dec 2015 13:25:45
I agree about those players moving in Jan. It is vital we get about 5 out, and 3 players in that will walk straight into the team. A top centre half, and top striker are the 2 main ones. We need players settled for the qualifiers, especially with the Euro's coming up.

8.) 02 Dec 2015 17:07:41
Send Stokes to Hibs in Jan IMO he out of contract at the end of the season so his time is up anyway, hopefully help his former club ;-)

9.) 02 Dec 2015 17:48:20
Once again RD showing his weakness as a manager, suspending a player he won't play and which won't stir too much discontentment. Easy option from a weak and tactical inept excuse of a man.

10.) 02 Dec 2015 18:46:28
He was lucky he wasn't sacked after the Elvis incident, he certainly would have received a severe warning . Alan Ryan was a complete non story . In Ireland we attend family friend's funerals and party after it . That is the natural thing to do and either people who don't understand or who want to get a dig at him or the club made a fuss . Singing in the bar co- owned by his agent and Paddy McCourt, no big deal
The friends in the pub were not complaining and enjoyed it . He didn't bring the club into disrepute although the journalist or the so called fan that published did their best
However Stokes knew he was on a sticky wicket & should have had manners on Sunday . His form has slipped sinced the Elvis episode and he doesn't seem to want to be here, most people wanted rid of him, now he has become particularly useful to those who want to knock the club .

11.) 02 Dec 2015 19:06:49
Stokes for me is a decent SPFL player and if he played every week would be a 20 goal a season man.
I know he has not cut it in Europe but so have others struggled, and its clear to all and sundry he is better with a partner.
So from a purely football perspective is Ronny cutting his nose off to spite his face as its possible he could strike a partnership with LG.
My worry here is that if we were lucky enough to get a good striker in Jan and he managed somehow to make a great partnership with LG what would Ronny do?
Wud he bench 1 all the time and bring him on.
Or would he play both and change the system god forbid.
Interesting times me thinks, thought guys.

12.) 02 Dec 2015 19:21:57
How do you know his form has slipped old bhoy when RD doesn't play him, instead sticking to the non events he's had a part in signing GMS Armstrong Ciftci.
The man's so far up his own a#se he's beating his tonsils out of the way to get a breath.

13.) 02 Dec 2015 19:47:13
If I remember correctly Stokes did have a brief partnership with Griffiths under NL and it worked well.
He seemed to be in RDs plans last season but subsequently lost his place and indiscipline and boredom has set in and like Commons I don't think he respects RD.
It's a shame as he has an eye for goal in the SPL and is a better option than Armstrong out left - where he did some good work in previous seasons.
I doubt he will play again under the current management team but he should have screwed the nut and knuckled down - as he is better than some, in the squad.

14.) 02 Dec 2015 21:01:26
Old Bhoy I think the club wanted to distance themselves from sectarian singing which he was alleged to have been doing and poor judgement being present at a convicted terrorist memorial service is poor judgement on his part.

{Ed007's Note - That's just garbage, it was only a problem to twisted bigots as he was at a funeral of a close family friend, Stokes is hardly the only footballer to have questionable acquaintances.}

15.) 02 Dec 2015 22:01:08
Thanks Ed007 . Some people want to find fault at times and some of our "fans" jump on the band wagon .
Others see every action the club and every thing Ronny does as completely wrong . some of us have no middle ground and just ridicule Deila and every decision he makes.

{Ed007's Note - Two weeks ago Stokes was on everyone's list for exiting and suddenly he should be back in the team, some people just use any excuse to take a pop at the manager.}

16.) 02 Dec 2015 22:41:28
Him with the FOUR exclamations mark is a regular poster on the zombie page Ed/Old bhoy had a pop at me before

Then a laughed last year when I seen him own to his "own" Ed is it 039? claiming (wait for it)

Celtic were CHEATING! in purchasing GMS and Armstrong diminishing Utd's chance of winning he was quickly shot down by his "own" Ed

He ain't no Celtic fan! (y)

You slipping bond you usually spot these imposters lol? (y)

{Ed007's Note - I know who Ryan is, Jamie, he's posted on here before and always been decent as far as I can remember.}

17.) 02 Dec 2015 23:01:38
Fair enough Ed, Just did not want my good friend Chris thinking a fellow Tim was at the undermine/derail :-D (y)

{Ed007's Note - (clap)

18.) 02 Dec 2015 23:30:11
TTTS its a shame the previous manager left Deila with mess of Stokes situation to clear up. He is simply not good enough to play for club. Tallyho sooner the better.

Ryan! Although i am totally aganist sectarianism, did it ever occur to you that people who were involved in both sides of the fence may have families/friends who want to mourn their loss? Stupid statement.

19.) 03 Dec 2015 02:23:08
TTTS your desperation already reeked, now it just smells rancid.

20.) 03 Dec 2015 03:12:03
Both of you tell me why ciftci should be in the team before Stokes?
football ways that is, not this moral highground that is cherry picked by those who have an agenda that goes beyond ability.

{Ed001's Note - surely it is obvious Stokes has already proven he is not good enough, Ciftci might well turn out to be good enough when he gets settled? I am sorry but anyone calling for Stokes to be in any team needs help. He is utter dross and a should be playing in the non leagues, though he might struggle to find a team that would put up with his trouble making ways, as a lot of people have something you clearly have none of: morals.}

21.) 03 Dec 2015 14:06:16
Me with the! I only said from the clubs point a view they would want to distance themselves from his antics I personally couldn't care less what songs he signs and who his friends are! i don't recall having a go at u Jamie feel free to tell me? i don't come on to annoy anyone and start a wind up that was just my opinion of the possibly the clubs look on it!

22.) 03 Dec 2015 14:09:36
A wasnt tryin to claim to be a Celtic fan Jamie your ed is not slipping at all he let me post and felt Ma post was garbage am fine wae that that was just Ma thoughts Those r his 👍🏿.

{Ed007's Note - Do you take a lot of interest in CFC players' personal lives, Ryan?}

23.) 03 Dec 2015 14:35:10
No mate I do not I just recall the stories I totally accept that all players of any clubs could have friends others mite find unsuitable!

{Ed007's Note - Good lad, it's nice to see you keeping track of what CFC players have done, in years to come your grandkids will be delighted you know so much about their teams history. :=o

24.) 03 Dec 2015 14:57:44
Lol Not bad ed! I'll give u this 1 😂.

{Ed007's Note - (yes)

25.) 03 Dec 2015 15:13:03
On another note that Jamie lad made that nonsense up i reckon! can't say I've ever said signing a player from a team in the same league is cheating it's happened for as long as I've watched football!

26.) 03 Dec 2015 16:51:02
I never made that up! I remember it well! I am sure it could be easily checked

I seem to have upset that many of you lot on here over the piece I like to remember! my good friend Timalloy gets a little upset when the sevco fans like your self hit the dislike on his posts because he ventures over to your page.

me on the other hand there was yourself, then freguson6, teddy bear blue, royal bear even Cee (who is one of your decent posters! ) btw who chose to have a "pop" I feel for 007 on these occasions I really do he must have to sift through some Bile some right choite! does not need to hit the "text deleted" button to save my feelings. I am not the "shrinking violet" type!

I remembered you as my oldest godson has the same Christian name as you!

For the avoidance of doubt I was not addressing you in the post I was pointing out that you were NOT a Celtic fan to clear up that confusion!

27.) 03 Dec 2015 16:57:11
And another thing! a never said a player a said TWO players can you not count?

Don't get our Ed started on "blaming the schools" because I sing from "the same hymn sheet" on that :-D.

28.) 03 Dec 2015 18:49:42
Well u check away mate I don't recall and as for timaloy I've had many a banter with him I don't disagree with anyone's posts if a don't agree I would happily say y! as for the 2 ex Dundee Utd players u signed I for 1 didn't see the problem with it therefore I doubt I was involved! just need to agree to disagree unless u can prove me wrong I would gladly apologise!

29.) 03 Dec 2015 19:09:39
It would take Ed 039 to scroll back and check to see what you posted but am right only he can see what you have posted be lovely of him to do so to settle the argument but not sure how far back he can go

But let me get this right as a sevco fan you can remember what CFC players get up to but you cannot remember what you post?

Well that just brings me back to the schooling issue!

{Ed007's Note - You can use the search function.}

30.) 03 Dec 2015 19:14:48
Ed can I ask are you reading that last post of Ryan's like me " I don't disagree if a don't agree" pmsl how do you NOT disagree if you don't agree ffs!?

{Ed007's Note - I'm staying out of it (angel)

31.) 03 Dec 2015 19:25:55
Thanks Ed, I already tried the search mate could only see his last 5 :- ( and I had you down as many a thing Ed but "fence sitting" a will need to add :-O (y)

{Ed007's Note - You can search for certain words or names that goes back a lot further but try searching for this: 02 Feb 2015 22:37:17

32.) 03 Dec 2015 19:37:06
I meant to have hit in there! i don't hit the disagree button as u where saying! if a don't agree with a post I'll happily leave a comment! slight error on my part hee haw up with my schooling I've done ok in life!

33.) 03 Dec 2015 19:51:14
Fair play Ryan (y) , you joined the thread of the subject matter it was not your OP

Thanks for your assistance Ed (y)

As my auld Grandfather would say "Might not always be right, am just never wrong" :-D.

{Ed007's Note - I just searched for GMS a list of threads with that in it came up.}

34.) 03 Dec 2015 19:55:55
Thanks ed that clears it up for me i knew I wouldn't have called Celtic cheats for signing both players when my opinion at the time was its a good deal for Dundee Utd! jamies issue is with someone else! my issue was with my own teams shocking performance in the semi final against Celtic!

35.) 03 Dec 2015 20:02:40
My memory is good mate! if a had a go at u I would remember a don't have a go at many bar chris02 but don't think a was alone there! cheers ed👍🏿.

36.) 03 Dec 2015 20:18:06
Oooft for ffs Ryan maybe you have got a good memory right (y) ATB JB7.

37.) 03 Dec 2015 20:41:50
I'm interested to know ed 1 how you come to the conclusion I've no morals? .
The point I was making here is a few are quick to jump on the moral band wagon and turn a blind eye when it suits when it comes to more favourable players.
As for Stokes he's more than capable of playing in the Scottish top flight and has proven it.

{Ed001's Note - Stokes is crap, he always will be a waste of space. As for morals, you make it clear how few you have by your defence of a disgusting waste of air.}

38.) 03 Dec 2015 20:48:36
Don't get angry because u where proved wrong! i hold no grudge 😂😂.

39.) 03 Dec 2015 21:26:18
Lol I am not angry, "you wouldn't like it if I turned angry" I turn GREEN lol and that's not the Chuckles one I miss so much (y)

40.) 03 Dec 2015 21:29:07
There you go, that's me put in my place.

41.) 03 Dec 2015 22:02:52
TTTS - if he wasn't Irish and a Celtic fan u would of been calling for him to be sold a long time ago. He's a terrible player with a terrible attitude.

42.) 04 Dec 2015 03:30:55
And Gerry plays the race card. OK Gerry if GMS and Armstrong weren't Scottish would they be as popular on this forum? .
I'm simply saying that Stokes is a better option than any of the mentioned, is that so hard to grasp. It's got eff all to do with where he comes from.
ps, there's 2 directors at the club from the island you speak of, I would rejoice if they left the club.




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26 Jul 2017 11:06:59
No its not Welshbhoy. Stop letting off flairs and bringing in stupid banners. All big bhoys up till now. Now all squeeling about how unfair it is. You keep on protesting its nothing to do with you. If so stop complainig about the club and start sorting out the GB.




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21 Jul 2017 13:12:11
If Armstrong went to Southampton and they paid £8mill for him he could expect £35k-£40k. Don't assume everyone is on £70k a week. Harry Kane at Spurs is on £80k, fact. He is one of Europe top strikers but Spurs don't pay big big wages. At Southampton, Bournemouth type club he won't get any more than £45k tops. If he goes as a free next season he will get more as no transfer fee. Best we will get would be £8mill. If he does not sign in next 2 weeks he has to go but not sure what interest there really is for him?




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08 Jul 2017 19:06:52
Stan, who cares? Don't give a toss what happens at Rangers. It about Celtic and how we keep on beating them and the rest. Who cares. Tainted titles makes no odds to is. Be more concerned about the SFA, Regan and Doncaster. Donkeys both of them.




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08 Jul 2017 19:00:19
Jamesbhoy I agree. I hope BR signs a new Cb anyway but if push comes to shove we have Ajar who I think is better than Boyota anyway. Chris don't agree we have poor central midfield players? Are you saying, Brown, Armstrong, McGregor don't protect the back 4? Don't agree.




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19 Jun 2017 22:12:01
Bhoys i am betting now we don't sell dembele for more than £20 mill. let's not argue the point just wait till he is sold.





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21 Oct 2017 21:36:19
Moussa did what he always does. Score. don't think he is 100% sharp yet but that needs game time. wouldn't start Hayes. He has had a poor start. You could play Forrest on right and paddy on left to give Sinky a break but that may need to wait till next sat because wednesday is going to be a very hard shift. With Mousa back its a big help but Aberdeen are tough and will have had 10 days off.




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20 Oct 2017 20:50:19
De Vires for me. Dembele up front. Forrest on right. McGregor with Brown. Rogic at 10.




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19 Oct 2017 12:10:36
NC its more than a centre half. On the 2nd goal they had 3 men free with no celtic player within 5 yarfs of any of them. A new centre back can't do much when thst happens. The entire defensive set up must be wrong. Has been for years but agree we need better defenders. Gamboa got ripped to shreds so at this level we are mince but badly organised at the back.




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19 Oct 2017 12:05:57
Timalloy spot on. let's see how the club chairmen react if one year the money Celtic earn for them isn't there. Next season they get £400k for this sessons qualification. that's 10% of motherwells turnover. no one else is going to qualify so without Celtic they get hee haw.




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19 Oct 2017 00:08:38
Saintboneventure you are correct to a point. We understand we are behind PSG, Bayern, Man City etc but you need to adapt your game plan. Brendan seems to think that we should still try and play the same way we do in the league? We can't play that way because we don't have the ball and the other players are superior so we re always going to struggle.

We need to change the way we play in Europe not simply say we won't change. Unless we change we will continue to be beaten. You can go out against teams like PSG and Bayern and play wide. You need to be very compact and rely on hitting on the break, give the ball up when they are in front of you and try and snatch something. Trying to press and play these teams like SPL teams is wrong. BR has got it wrong in Europe several times now.