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18 Feb 2018 13:21:46
Any news on Armstrong, Roberts and Griffiths? It's been a long, long time since we saw wee Paddy in particular and the three of them have missed a lot of football this season and must be bursting to get involved in the run-in.

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21 Feb 2018 21:05:15
Have seen Lukaku a few times this season and if that's a £90m pound player - big Moose is worth at least £91m ha ha ha.

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1.) 21 Feb 2018 21:08:10
Mourinho is not playing a system or style that suits him and the big man looks awful. However, when played correctly he is a top striker, although he still needs to improve a number of areas of his game.


2.) 21 Feb 2018 21:48:24
Got to agree with both comments he is a beast if played correctly.


3.) 22 Feb 2018 09:45:07
Seriously this time; I know he is an International striker and has scored regularly for a few clubs in England, but when you compare him to Europe's top strikers - who are the finished article, then he still looks well short of the ludicrous fee paid for him.
I also accept that Mourinho is struggling to get the best out of several of his players at present for one reason or another and the current style and performance, is well short of what you would expect from the attacking, entertaining United of old.


 

 

15 Feb 2018 16:20:51
Although I am not expecting too much tonight, due to the goalkeeping and defensive weakness and the limits forced upon us due to a horrendous injury list; it is still fantastic to be back in Europe and especially in the 'latter stages' of KO ties.
James Forrest has been immense for us in big games and although his hat-trick maybe came a game too soon ha ha, - he could still be a big threat and catalyst for the other forwards, to return to form
Zenit may not be a glamour club, but they do have a formidable and experienced manager and as far as I know, a couple of multi million pound players, but we have faced much bigger and better and if we can reproduce the urgency, style and energy of the Bayern game, we may have a wee chance?
Whatever happens keep the faith and remember the only other Scottish clubs in Europe are in Paul Laurie's golf bag.

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1.) 15 Feb 2018 18:42:22
🤣🤣🤣 liked that last bit OAB! Brilliant 😂😂.


 

 

11 Feb 2018 10:26:52
As much as I detest Levein, I would like BR to be more outspoken at times, fighting our corner.
I appreciate most of the huge injury list we have are not down to bad fouls, but every week there is a vendetta against Kieran Tierney in particular by almost every opponent and it is very fortunate he has not been crocked.
Referees are turning too many blind eyes and letting 'assaults' go unpunished against several of our players, while all the media focus on, is the behavior and conduct of our own captain, Scott Brown while others seem to carry a 'free-pass' for repeated foul play
and what about a strong statement and stance - banning that Sevco Scribble the DR from our ground indefinitely while we're at it.

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1.) 11 Feb 2018 10:43:52
Did you see what there keeper did to dembele yesterday fly kicked him after he had won the ball uncontested had that been the other way round straight red and no questions asked.


2.) 11 Feb 2018 11:16:18
Brendan has spoken out publicly about some of the abuse Kieran gets especially the boy from Motherwells assault on him he's also had a go at some of the pitches and he just bit back at the clown Levien the other day.


3.) 11 Feb 2018 12:29:05
Gordo87 our keeper got away with a few of them the last couple of seasons.


4.) 11 Feb 2018 13:21:48
Aye kev but at least ours got booked and free kicks giving against him.


5.) 11 Feb 2018 14:33:28
Naw he got away with some crackers. Couple he should have walked for.


 

 

10 Feb 2018 15:53:23
I said to my cousin after last season's cup final that we may never equal such an achievement, when you consider all the factors/ ingredients:- new and rejuvenated players in top form, high tempo football and plenty of goals all through the team.
Obviously, we have rarely reached the heights of last term, but we are through to the 1/ 4 final of the SC, successfully defended the LC and 8 points ahead in the title with 12 games to go and in the KO stage of the EL - albeit a very tall order to progress on current form and injury situation?
However; as a supporter in his 60's I will never slag-off a team that are clearly struggling for form, consistency and confidence, while we are still so successful.
I have seen too many lean years, poor teams and unworthy players over the decades to lambaste the team during one of our clubs most dominant periods.
Yes, we need to cut out the stupid defensive mistakes - how long have we been saying that - but we had a superb display today from James Forrest and although he has his ups and downs, he was immense today and carried us through.
There are a few others that need to tidy up their game and we have nearly a whole team to come back from injury, so keep the faith. HH.

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{Ed007's Note - Great post that, OAB (clap)


1.) 10 Feb 2018 16:13:38
Echo that oab too many doom n gloom posters on here. I grew up through the hun 9iar and loving every minute of what’s going on just now. Im at most games (no slant on anyone else) and like u say it’s hard to reach the heights of last season but statistically it’s been a success. Look at the history of Scottish football says it all that in our history we have only won 4 trebles yet we’re on the cusp of b2b trebles. As for Europe the aim was and always is Europe after Xmas so it’s a successful season already. Win lose or draw we’re glasgow Celtic get behind the team and enjoy what being a Celtic supporter brings
Hh 🍀.


2.) 10 Feb 2018 16:32:00
I said at the end of last season's remarkable achievements that one caveat was that it would be hard to replicate. Not great at the moment, but it's ****ing brilliant considering where we were in my early memories of the early 90s.


3.) 10 Feb 2018 16:36:53
I don't think the chopping and changing thus season has helped. Injuries have been terrible and cost us a lot of momentum. Today at the back we were very shaky. I know its early but not sure what Charly will bring but hopefully once he gets some more game time he'll show us what he's made off. Players coming back will hopefully make us stronger but tfe next round off the cup, if away will be dicey.


4.) 10 Feb 2018 17:05:33
Jimmy Forrest was outstanding today and no matter how we go about games, we are winning them. I think Archibald is doing a decent job with Thistle but even he would have been surprised today with the score. We were never in any danger but I am getting a wee bit peed off with Sinky. Perhaps a spell on the sidelines would gee him up a bit
Onwards and upwards, we're through to the next round.


5.) 10 Feb 2018 17:46:24
In my opinion it would have been absolute folly to think we could replicate the outstanding form we produced last year. Yes, we've lost our rythm this season, but could we have envisaged the horrendous injuries we've been hit with to first team players? Forrest was immense today, and good to see Rogic back in the fold. The rest aren't far away hopefully, and a nice wee home tie in the draw tomorrow will give us a great chance of btb trebles.


6.) 10 Feb 2018 18:31:25
Great post oab
I think sometimes we use forums like this to vent frustration and not just having a go.
Every one of us has been shouting for additions to defence as we know where we are weak. That has not happened and we obviously are not privy to what goes on behind the scenes.
I am sure if we can see it BR can and is working on it.


 

 

03 Feb 2018 15:58:05
Gordon
Lustig, Boyata, Commper, Ralston;
Roberts, Rogic, Ajer, Armstrong;
Griffiths, Hayes.

Maybe need a few more beds in the treatment room?

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30 Jan 2018 11:59:16
I've posted before about the treatment being dished out to KT EVERY week without an ounce of protection from the establishment and am worried that we could have another serious injury at any time.
Would like BR to make an issue of this publicly and frequently before we have half a team on the treatment table.

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27 Jan 2018 12:36:48
Rogic has undoubted talent and ability, but has been injured far too often and misses far too much football.
Not only is he injury-prone, but his recovery time is far too long and as much as I rate him, we can't rely on him being fit and avail.
McGregor is only playing because Armstrong, Rogic and Roberts are not available and he has been very disappointing for weeks, although on his game he can contribute with a goal or two.

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20 Jan 2018 14:46:10
Think this is the most injury absences we have had in BR's reign and of course we have lost Eric and Liam as well so we are down to the bare bones - but still plenty of Internationals and quality to do the job.

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14 Jan 2018 12:15:36
It's been a nightmare season for the wee man considering he had virtually no pre-season preparation and this contributed to his injuries and stop-start second spell.
He has proved what he can do when fit and confident and I would be delighted if we could secure PR on a long term deal.

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05 Dec 2017 18:59:40
A team (and bench) named for attacking and getting the job done.

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23 Feb 2018 19:12:41
I think playing the same team was the only option, but unfortunately Mancini would have expected that too and planned accordingly.
As much as he is a very experienced and wily tactician - he couldn't have foreseen the goals we gifted them that did his job for him.

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23 Feb 2018 19:08:57
Think he'll stay with Dorus unfortunately, as throwing Bain in with such a shaky defense might be too risky?
The most important thing for me is that the forwards find/ regain their form and we play on the front foot at pace from the start.

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23 Feb 2018 19:04:25
Aye big Rab the Crab ha ha - The brickie that couldnae 'hod' a baw.
Better than Dorus the the bricker though.

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23 Feb 2018 14:54:00
The incredible unbeaten season was never going to be equaled and when you take away players like Dembele, Griffiths, Armstrong, Rogic and Roberts for large parts of this season, along with additional losses like Gordon, Boyata, Hayes and Biton and the poor form of Lustig, Sinclair and Simunovic in several games - then it's probably amazing we are where we are at present - Always look on the bright side HH.

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23 Feb 2018 14:46:44
The basic errors have never went away and whenever we go a goal down, (especially an early goal) any confidence and cohesion just evaporates and even when we do try to keep possession, very few seem to know what to do with the ball and fail to find a teammate.
The slow keep-ball - especially in our own half, just plays into opponents hands, but then the pressure gets to the players and we lack ideas, motivation and concentration - leading to more errors.
Broony always has to cover a shaky back line and whoever goes missing in midfield, where the lack of experience is exposed.
The difference between Celtic home and away in Europe is drastic as we have shown for a long time, but whether the players - and manager learn from these results remains to be seen.

The most important thing right now is for the players to fully focus on domestic matters and get Thursday out of their system, so that we can all appreciate the challenges that we CAN conquer and worry about preparing for improvement in Europe once we have won the right to be there - and see what the summer brings?

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