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15 Aug 2018 20:43:00
just lost £40 million in order to save £5-10 million needed on a couple of defenders.

Sloppy goals, weak in the air.

people said "no point in spending, not going to help us beat PSG"

aye but we would probably beat AEK and earn some money.

no doubt the likes of Dembele, Ntcham and Boyata will be sold to cover this mess.

It sets us back about 2 years, thanks to the board for not backing Rodgers.

Even Rodgers himself though needs to look at his style of play, his record in Europe for Celtic and Liverpool is terrible.

but the board have thrown him under the bus with this one and he knew it before the game kicked off.

Tesla369

1.) 15 Aug 2018 21:30:16
BR has brought 17 players in for £25 million, you would think at least 2 of them would have been quality defenders.


2.) 15 Aug 2018 22:01:31
At the end of the day when our team is compared to AEK's on paper we should be expected to beat them over 2 legs. The manager had enough at his dispossal to win the tie, he didn't. I think Rodgers is trying to deflect the blame and was covering his own arse before a ball was kicked in this tie. If we go back to his first season we played the ball from the back with confidence and played the high press effectively in games. Where has this style of play disappeared to? We have no identity on the pitch anymore. In my opinion complacency has well and truly set in with the team. Rodgers has tinkered with formations and line ups over the last year, his signings have been poor and it has cost us I terms of dropping points in the league last year and obviously not qualifying for CL football this year. We have went backwards since the invincibles season. Our squad is now weaker than it has been in the last 2 years. Time for the board to give us a few quality players and the manager to get his finger out and reinstill the confidence, desire and hunger back into this team. If that happens we will stroll it domestically and could have a decent go at the Europa league.


3.) 16 Aug 2018 09:34:12
Jonbhoy to say 17 players for £25 million is showing you the type of players were having to look for that's under £2 million per player on average. Take away edouards 9 million and it's less than £1 million per player.

I take it your getting the quote from commons in the paper I believe it's actually closer to £22 million in total. We ain't paying for quality just quantity most of the time.


4.) 16 Aug 2018 11:19:58
It’s not £40m unless the TV pot of £13.5m we got last year has been removed. Plus the £11m CL ticket packages goes to charity. It’s nearer £65m, not £40m.

That’s the scale of this ballsup we all knew was a distinct possibility, with a defence that couldn’t keep weans oot a Close.

A complete lack of urgency to fix the Achilles heel cost us. That’s totally unnacceptable. I mean it’s not as if us having a poor defence in relation to European games was in dispute. Even if we splashed £20m on defenders of quality we would be £40m up and have good players we would also sell on for a profit. All gone thanks to complacency and hope. A deadly duo of situations that never, ever ends well. I hope the penny has dropped, I can’t say I am convinced as Lepoards rarely change their spots.

A critical time now, over to you Peter, if you’re not too busy making advertising deals. There’s a good lad.


5.) 16 Aug 2018 13:18:02
Who says if we spent £20m on 2 defenders we would have qualified? Might have had a better chance but there would be no guarantees.


6.) 16 Aug 2018 15:00:40
spot on 4leaf. The £25 million thing is definitely being exaggerated due to Eddies fee.

add to that many players signed like Dembele or Ntcham were scouted before Rodgers came in or signed through the man city mark lawwell connection.

most of rodgers signings have mainly been for backup.

and when the board has spent that little extra it's made the difference, guys like Dembele, Ntcham, Eddie who all have higher value are a step above the rest.

just need to do that with some defenders but sadly i see more sales rather than buys ahead.


7.) 16 Aug 2018 18:35:51
the only guarantee I have witnessed throughought my life as a Celtic fan is when we don’t fix major problem areas we get fecked. These last few weeks are a continued validation of that. Would it have guaranteed success, no, but not doing anything I think guaranteed we would feck up and that defensive part of the team delivered.

So we never try to buy better players because we can’t guarantee it will make us better?

We need to give it a go.


8.) 16 Aug 2018 21:24:07
Some seem to be stupid to think P L decides on the budget and who the money is spent on. The Board decides the budget and B R decides who the money is spent on .
As recently as last February BR took the unusual decision at Celtic because he was so pleased with his bosses . He thanked the Board, D D and P L for getting all his targets everyone he wanted .
I am sure the Board were pleased with that, I am sure what disappointed the Board and has caused them reason for long debate, that Brendan's thanks are now fallen on barren ground, with his complete turn round to criticism and a look at the team against AEK only one of the list of players B R was so grateful for was playing Hendry.


 

 

10 Aug 2018 21:38:46
Even the most aggressive defenders of the board surely can't deny it now.

2 years we needed centre backs, forget McGinn.

We needed defenders for 2 years, all the usual excuses.

1. Signing a defender won't help us beat PSG (so we should forget trying to improve altogether?
2. We don't want to spend a penny in case we go bust like rangers (they died due to tax dodging not by spending money they had)
3. We simply can't afford to (Another lie, many teams earning similar or less to us manage to get realistic targets in

the reality - as long as we beat rangers people are happy. Rangers are just another hearts or hibs now and should not be our set standard.

it is obvious we are terrible at the back. It's needed fixed for 2 years.

The board refuse to pay, 2 years to find the right target lol, 2 bloody years. and it's simply gambling with out CL qualification.

Rodgers recent interviews have shown the board have taken it too far.

Tesla369

1.) 10 Aug 2018 23:14:40
Rodgers interviews may have told some home truths but he shouldn't have been seen to criticise club in public . He is showing his own weakness in not been able to convince board to back him .
D D doesn't suffer fools lightly and will take PL and board's side instead of any manager
Bar knows that too.


2.) 11 Aug 2018 05:42:49
We do need defenders still even after signing 2cb in January that I believe where Rodgers targets. 1 of which has played once. Imo our squad is too big and needs trimmed
A pool of 20 1st team backed with youth would allow overall salary outlay to be condensed into a smaller group and maybe raise the salary we can offer.


 

 

22 Feb 2018 22:09:52
I like Rodgers however some truth needs told. People say we "don't have the money to compete"

Rodgers had the EPL money with Liverpool - he got knocked out Champs League groups, then knocked out last 32 in Europa.

Think he won like 1 European game against a bang average side. WITH EPL MONEY!

He is a modern coach who thinks every 3rd pass should go back to the goalkeeper is "progress"

Modern coaches who think long balls or physical styles are ignorant

However it's their arrogance that refuses to see we conceded like 12-15 goals from crosses and long balls because we ignorantly ignore the physical side to football.

We can't defend or score from set pieces or crosses. That is a huge factor at this level of football.

Time to stop trying to make us Barcelona and get a better balance between defence and attack.

Tesla369

1.) 23 Feb 2018 11:12:04
In the 2 games again zenit did he not stiffen the team up and was a bit more cautious, especially at home we went more root one to the mousse, and we got the ball down the sides and put good balls in we just didn't score enough we totally out muscled the Russians in the first game. We go into our shell away from home in fact a lot of them are scared to play at that level away from home.


2.) 23 Feb 2018 11:52:49
In Europe this year we conceded 25 goals. 19 of those goals came from crosses or long balls.

cultured defending that can pass but can't head or clear a ball.

76% of our goals!


3.) 23 Feb 2018 19:05:38
You must be kidding

I wouldn't say our defenders are cultured or capable of making passes.


4.) 23 Feb 2018 21:50:08
I didn't say they were Markom, I'm saying that's how they are being instructed to play.

That's what a modern coach likes. All backwards passes.

Be as well going 442 as I don't feel we have a striker suited to being lone striker. Dembele doesn't have hold up play and even Griffiths is more dangerous than him in the air.


 

 

27 Jan 2018 22:13:29
Are we are still interested in Duverne?

Tesla369

1.) 28 Jan 2018 09:52:39
Would hope so, real prospect.


 

 

14 Jan 2018 19:47:27
Read quite a few times of our scouts under John Park era getting a bit of abuse.

Not saying they were world class but I think some criticism is way over the top.

I mean these guys scout a list of players for a position and then the list gets narrowed down based on cost.

It comes down to Lawwell and co, who they are willing to spend on.

You can't blame a scout if the board pick the absolute cheapest on the list for the sake of saving an extra 2-3 million.

When Rodgers came in I felt even with new scouts we would see some targets brought in of a slightly higher quality but it seems it's just same old.

Tesla369

1.) 14 Jan 2018 20:59:00
Sorry but whoever put Bangura, Balde, Ciftci, Cole or Kazim-Richards at the top of their list, based on cost or not, deserved their jotters.


2.) 14 Jan 2018 23:29:21
That's kinda the whole point in what I posted. The scouts need to create a net of players.

It's not them that puts Ciftci and co at the top of the list.

That's Lawwell and co that decide who is top of the list. For example when Lewandowski and Huntelaar were fairly unknown they were on our scouting list.

board decided the 7-8mil at the time was too much money. I know Zurawski we took instead of Lewandowski.

Is that the scouts fault? it seems to me the board never seem to get criticism for this, only get praise when books are balanced but never held accountable for some of the terrible players we wasted money on.


3.) 15 Jan 2018 00:37:04
PL and the board have been heavily criticised in recent times with regards to this exact issue. But I repeat, I don’t care what the scouts were told about cost etc. the players mentioned were nowhere near good enough for our club so they need to take their share responsibility for that. Even if Carlton Cole was at the very bottom of the list it was still too high.


4.) 15 Jan 2018 00:58:10
As I said if a scout has to look at available strikers and come up with a list of say 30 players, then it's inevitable that not every player in that list is going to be a 30 goal a season striker.

If any scout could scout that accurately they could probably manage any team in the world and win the Champions League.

As I said in lists before we had the likes of Lewandowski and Huntelaar. On the same lists would have been the likes of Zurawski and Scott McDonald.

If you had the job as Scout at Real Madrid and were told you had a transfer cap of £10mil per player, is it your fault if you don't unearth the next Ronaldo on a terrible budget?

Obviously not, a scouts a job not a miracle worker. At Celtic these £3mil caps can be effective for some players but not all and the board have failed to push the boat out for that extra 2-3 players higher up these lists to make the difference.

Again Rodgers clearly said he wanted work done early in January window, just as he said he wanted a CB at start of season and didn't get one. Leaving him with Biton at the back for the CL.

Lawwell meanwhile does an easy job, it's easy to balance the books at Celtic if you hardly spend money lol. Yet he takes ridiculous bonus for doing nothing, on top of an already ridiculous salary. I think last year he took close to £2mil.

Now that makes me sound like his biggest enemy, I'm not. Overall the scouting strategy is fine but we need to up the budget to cast a bigger net and catch bigger fish.

If he wants to take huge salary and bonus imo he has to do more than just dominate an almost dead Scottish league.


5.) 15 Jan 2018 08:58:19
Did PL really take home 2m?!? That's more than Chelsea or Liverpool's CEO salary!


6.) 15 Jan 2018 10:48:46
My point Tesla is that a scout should never put forward a name when they know for a fact the guy isn’t good enough just because he’s within budget. Being within price range shouldn’t make you a target. We need a CB and Kirk Broadfoot’s within our budget, doesn’t mean he should be anywhere near a list of players we’re scouting.


7.) 15 Jan 2018 13:16:29
JimTim - his Salary is just over £1mil with bonus but he also gets ELTIP payment for us getting into the champions league which is over 800,000

So he takes between 1.8 to 2 mil each time we make CL groups. Which for a club which supposedly posts 500k profits just at times in the past. handing out an extra million to a guy for doing his job is just a joke.

Kevbhoy, I get your point. I'm just saying that regardless of what scout we have if the board continue to play it too safe then we won't see much progression. one step forward and 2 steps back.

Doesn't matter if you have Park, Congerton or anyone else. The lists will be similar as that is what the board has asked for.


8.) 15 Jan 2018 18:45:06
100% agree Tesla369.


 

 

 

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24 Aug 2018 11:47:29
Don't know why it's even debated now and how some people still in denial about the downsizing.

That was Suduva we struggled against. Suduva.

AEK was bad enough.

Rodgers came in and the board could have been forced to spend but he saved them money by vastly improving some stalling players in the side.

He has now earned backing but where is it?

See people trying to justify 1-1 away to Suduva as a good result, if that's our level now we would be as well not turning up for Europe.

Tesla369

1.) 24 Aug 2018 12:18:31
Tesla369

Know one is forcing you to go. Things are bad at the moment board have fecked up bit to say Suduva is our level isn't accurate.

Celtic are vastly superior than them. We will be in the europa league they won't.

We had a bad night against red imps and survived. Maybe take up Ameture dramatics think you would make a good drama queen HH.


2.) 24 Aug 2018 12:39:51
It’s not just the board. The manager and the players need to stand up and be counted. Look at the defence - We desperately need a keeper that actually opens his mouth during a match and who has the balls to leave his goal line and come and take high balls. We also need an old fashioned centre half that isn’t afraid to stick his nut on everything. There’s practically zero communication at the moment between the back four and Gordon.


3.) 24 Aug 2018 12:40:46
I can understand people that try to take positives and avoid criticism and complaining and we all know how lucky we are to support, love and enjoy such a unique and special club/ team.
However, having watched us through the highs and lows, the ecstasy and the unbearable for over five decades; this is potentially one of the most successful periods in recent times and we are in danger of taking our eye off the ball and bringing it all to a premature end and why is that?
This is not just a CL hangover, the team are nowhere good enough to be in the premier tournament, because we haven't improved enough or learned lessons from previous experiences in Europe.
Maybe too many players think, they've done it all domestically and don't need to give 100% all of the time?
There is a predictability about our formation, style of play and reliance on one or two individuals to carry the rest.
Most of the squad if they were honest, would admit that they are well below their expected standards and some seem to have lost even the basics skills of their position and responsibility.
The manager has repeatedly stated the desire to improve and not to stand still, but signings like:- Hayes, Compper, Eboue, Gamboa and Hendry have - if anything - weakened our choices and efficiency?
The Board have again dithered and stalled their way to the end of yet another 'window' apparently doing their scouting via SMM.
Creating a rift and maybe lack of trust with a manager that has lifted six out of six trophies and was greeted like The Messia.
Please, please Celtic Football Club, take a deep breath, a long look in the mirror; clear the air and move FORWARD.


4.) 24 Aug 2018 12:45:57
Happy i think folk are allowed their own opinion and right now people want to vent. An imo its fully justified to be concerened. We are leaking goals like a siv and on the other side of Glasgow they still sit undefeated since the "revolution" of the G-String. If you have no concern, and don't think recent performances place us with teams like last night then i fear your going to ve disappointed pretty soon.


5.) 24 Aug 2018 13:24:41
Shug

Were did I say I had no concerns. I'm not a happy clapper and can't stand Celtic plc.

Saying we are the same level as Suduva isn't venting anger. It's talking pish. Celtic are better than that level. Utter nonsense being spouted.

Also I couldn't care what the persons are doing.


6.) 24 Aug 2018 13:25:32
Look at the state of some replies you get. So because we beat Suduva and get to the groups all will be ok?

It's almost like yer never allowed to say the truth about Celtic even if it's bad.

Then a comment saying we need a better keeper. Does anyone remember why we have Gordon? - that's right the board wanted a cheap option after selling Forster.

Also Hoppy, it's no amateur dramatics, it's just facts. We have needed an improved squad, even since the season we went undefeated domestically.

Then you see people blaming managers, coaches and scouts. but never the board

but common logic tells you we have had different managers, coaches and scouting teams and yet get the same old transfer windows and lack of improvement to build on success.

the only constant in that is the board so use your brain and take the green tinted specs off.


7.) 24 Aug 2018 13:58:48
Tesla

You talk some rubbish were did I say I was happy with board or what's going on. Or if we beat Suduva we will be ok.

I'm calling you out for the simple fact you say Celtic are at the same level as Suduva. IMO Suduva are about par with killie and I've seen us draw their.

I know all the problems board/ CH. Lack of funds but saying we are on par with Suduva is rubbish. Doesn't matter how you spin your reply. Drama queen pish.


8.) 24 Aug 2018 14:24:28
Brilliant post Tesla, as you say, don’t dare criticise the Celtic. The warning signs are there boys, if people want to ignore them, then that’s up to them. If we don’t sign any more players this window then we are in trouble, we simply can’t move forward and progress with the current defence. This is not a surprise it’s cost us dearly this season and will continue to do so until it’s fixed by bringing in new players.


9.) 24 Aug 2018 14:34:33
Hoppy I doubt he meant our clubs are the same level overall ut last nights performance was no better than theirs. The score was 1-1, they're not a great side but at the moment neither are we. HH.


10.) 24 Aug 2018 17:09:11
HappyHoppy I dunno how you got that from my post. I was pointing out that no matter how bad our results get people always try to justify it.

like yer not allowed to say a bad word about Celtic.

We should be wiping the floor with Suduva. We should be beating AEK comfortably.

but we didn't and some people are still happy about what's going on at the club.

When I said "if that's our level" I didn't mean my own opinion. I'm saying the opinions of others are happy with 1-1 results against Suduva etc.

we will still go through, but it's not good enough. Even if we beat AEK it still wasn't good enough.

I was saying the same when we finished 3rd in CL groups and people called it "progress"

but I was here saying how terrible we look and all I got was backlash for speaking the truth.


 

 

27 Jun 2018 23:53:43
Another excellent and correct decision by VAR.

Yet you will hear nothing about it.

seen about 8 decisions correctly overturned and vital for teams progress etc.

Tesla369

1.) 28 Jun 2018 05:12:46
There is no problem with VAR. The problem is that it can still come down to interpretation.


2.) 28 Jun 2018 06:53:51
So Sweden shouldn't have had a pen after the ref reviewed it.


3.) 28 Jun 2018 08:36:49
Said before; it's still vulnerable to human error and 'honest mistakes' with personal opinions varying, dependant on circumstances and interpretation. It will never please all of the people etc etc.


4.) 28 Jun 2018 10:43:40
It has worked with many game changing correct decisions being made thanks to VAR. of course it’s not perfect, no system with human involvement can be. But, it’s a whole lot better than honest mistakes, or awful refs ruining games by influencing them through cheating or ineptitude, or simply not seeing the whole play.

People who don’t like it point only to the times it’s jess than perfect. Focus on all the decisions and if you do that you cannot fail to see it has worked far more than it hasn’t.

I would widen its influence to include diving and just took out by a sniper rolls. Hammer those barstewards from the off. If the player argues the red just has to say, it’s all on tape mate, you made a can't of yourselves and got caught. Do it again and your arse is grass.

Mon the VAR.

{Ed007's Note - Yeah Mon the VAR. What difference does it make whether Douglas Ross or Collum are on the pitch or in the VAR room? Except it's easier to manipulate the game from the VAR room and there is ZERO comeback because the VAR team have reviewed so who's policing them.
Has one of the basic rules of football changed now and the referee's decision isn't final like it has been for over 100 years?
The people sticking up for VAR obviously don't watch much of the Bundesliga where it's been proven to be the farce it is and how much easier it makes match-fixing - imagine it in Scotland, VAR will just back up the honest mistakes, would a VAR team award Celtic a last minute penalty at Ibrox with the scores 0-0?
Would a German VAR team have flagged up Maradona's Hand of God goal? Would an Iranian VAR team give the USA a penalty or Russians and South Korea? Major tournaments would become even more political - and we all know UEFA/FIFA don't like that unless there's bungs involved.
All VAR does is get some more people's opinions on something that have watched replays, their interpretation of the rules or events could still be wrong, it's just another opinion. If 20 people watch a replay of a penalty decision they won't all agree for differeing reasons, one person might think Neymar dived and another might think there was contact and he was entitled to go down - so what does VAR actually do because it still doesn't present a 100% conclusive outcome, instead of refs getting the blame for mistakes VAR shoulders it.
It's pointless and the stupidest idea that's been brought into foootball since assistant refs on the byline at the goals and one that has ruined an already mediocre tournament.
Maybe people who don't like it have watched it for more than 2 weeks.}


5.) 28 Jun 2018 11:28:52
Now that's what I call paranoia. yesterday South Korea could have had a goal chopped off and Germany would have still needed just 1 goal and Mexico could be out of the tournament.

There have been several penalty decisions correctly called, Neymar correctly called out on a dive, last nights decision among others.

So VAR haters are basically saying they would prefer these incorrect decisions stood? which could give 3 pts swing the wrong way? totally changing tournaments?

it's simple, the old school don't like change. However if you don't like VAR then keep your mouth shut when decisions go against you during the season.

{Ed007's Note - So if VAR stopped Celtic getting what you think is a stonewall penalty - even when you've seen the replay - you'll just sit and accept it because other people have watched the same replays and came to a different decision, you'll be on here telling all of us to shut up because VAR said it wasn't - sounds a bit muppety to me. Why accept VAR and not just the referee's decision?
And who's to say one of the VAR team (or their associates) didn't have a bet on there being no penalties, or that X player will get booked?
Maybe kids should stick to their video games and leave real football to the old school that taught them about the game.
Go and speak to German fans or Google Bundesliga VAR, you might actually learn something about it.
It's far from paranoia when we live in a country where we have seen referees openly cheat - Dougie McDonald - and the reaction to Ross shouting "red card" for Simunovic so who's going to police a group of faceless men sitting in a room watching monitors and making major decisions, and their 'honest mistakes' will be above reproach because they are the VAR team. Would we have been allowed to moan if the VAR team had backed Dougie McDonald at Tannadice that day or would we just have been told to shut up?}


6.) 28 Jun 2018 11:44:09
The overwhelming consensus is that the big decisions arrived to by VAR have been correct. That’s the bottom line. As for bent refs watching, they need to know that taking a decision that can clearly be evidenced will ruin their careers. The ref gets a bye because in the heat of the game they can make mistakes. Having the ability to review has seen most refs changing their mind. That is good for the game, unless if course you prefer leaving it to chance.

We would benefit more from it than we lost. It’s gers and it isn’t going away. It’s the future and attempts should be made to improve it, but your kidding yourself if you don’t think most people, even with its problems, is a fairer way to see justice be done. It’s not perfect, but anything that can remove honest mistakes against the gers next year I will welcome with open arms.

{Ed007's Note - The bottom line is it's as flawed as the normal referring system and just as open to the same errors, except VAR does make match fixing a hell of a lot easier.
It's still just other people's opinion so you are still leaving it to chance, if VAR don't make mistakes why are people talking about things it's got wrong? Surely VAR was right and the people calling it out were wrong?
And just because you agree with VAR's decision doesn't make them or you right, it's just that you agree and you can still agree with people on things that are wrong.}


7.) 28 Jun 2018 11:50:35
Thank you Ed! Put perfectly, the idea of VAR in SPFL is truly sobering!

{Ed007's Note - It wouldn't make any difference, Davie. Instead of blaming refs people would just blame VAR for deciosions they don't agree with with. It's been a complete farce in Germany with the head of VAR sacked for match-fixing allegations, players brought out at half time to take a penalty etc the German fans hate it.}


8.) 28 Jun 2018 15:26:26
If the Germans hate it, it can't be that bad lol, but seriously thought it was just for obvious errors.


9.) 29 Jun 2018 19:03:54
The FIFA Commitee with responsibility to produce new technology driven changes to the game ., were hamstrung and couldn't agree about anything . In the true nature of committees in order to maintain their apparent usefulness they came up with Var .
They have now created another 4 years work, manipulating and amending Var before abandoning the experiment completely.


10.) 30 Jun 2018 14:14:22
It doesn't matter up here, it would still be the same freemasons operating VAR.


11.) 30 Jun 2018 22:04:34
Jamesbhoy67 . No matter what anyone thinks, I always knew that someday you would post sensibly.


 

 

06 Apr 2018 17:21:34
BATE Borisov - a team with mostly Belarus players and only a 13,000 capacity which they don't always fill.

in last 10 seasons have qualified 5 times for the champions league group stages. The exact same amount as us.

Yet we have a 60,000 stadium that we sell out often. We make millions more than teams like this.

Yet our own board and some of our own fans are convinced we can't do better in Europe because we don't have £500 million.

Tesla369

1.) 06 Apr 2018 17:46:01
@Tesla369 two posts from you on the rumours and banter pages, both fekin negative.
Celtic thank you for your support, NOT.


2.) 06 Apr 2018 18:37:03
Whilst negative it is a valid point.

Can’t say I follow the Belarus league, but if the points offered are true question is why can’t we do more.

On the flip side look at PSG spent close to £250m on two players yet can’t make the finals.

My view is Celtic are anchored by a mentality of we are happy to here and especially away from home look like rabbits in headlights when up against any Euro heavyweight. We do have a good standard of player many internationals but never seem to do ourselves justice on the big stage.

Celtic won’t spend the money so looking at successful teams of similar or smaller size is the best way to go, are we not copying Ajax, Porto’s formula, buy young develop then sell for profit. Repeat cycle?
It’s holding the right players for enough time to give us a chance of doing something great.

I posted before about the players that left Wanyama, Forster, Van Djik, Hooper, Lesley etc. Sold because they wanted to go but imagine them blended into the team now.


3.) 06 Apr 2018 18:51:36
Not negative at all. Realistic. The things I posted are facts. If you disagree please feel free to explain to me how the things I posted are not true?

you can't argue with facts, that's the problems. I can't even post a fact without being told I'm not being supportive.

I pay and go to and positively support Celtic every home game regardless of who is wearing the strip. Good player/ bad player

but I'm not going to come away and pretend our teams doing amazing if they aren't. Sorry if that bothers you tbh.


4.) 06 Apr 2018 18:54:14
Just a question Timalloy - The point about BATE Borisov. Do you find it an acceptable level that we are being matched by sides with a revenue similar to SPL sides?

I'm not saying we should be winning the Champions League but we should be able to be a strong Europa League side.

Looking at the quarter finals, only 2 teams are way above what we could be.


5.) 06 Apr 2018 21:26:57
Might be negative but it’s very accurate. Same can be said for those teams from countries that don’t have huge tv deals.
Our progress has less to do with money and more to do with passing accuracy and ability to make a quick pass to a colleague. Every one of our players has to take a touch before a pass, did you see zenith do that?


6.) 06 Apr 2018 21:33:33
Is this the BATE Borisov that were pumped out the CL qualifiers by Dundalk last season. To be fair i think they had a purple patch a few seasons ago when they had a few gems in their team like Hleb. Bit of a pointless post comparing our crowds to theirs. Gate money means very little when it comes to competing at that level. We probably rake in 25 million in ST sales not a lot at CL level half a squad player for Man City and the likes.


7.) 07 Apr 2018 00:24:15
Don't understand this argument at all, at all, football is a simple game, but is played by humans, no are all mixed up, and supported by people's who are even more mixed up, I just get the point of you post, do you just like spending money, I would almost nearly just about, quarantee that if Steve Clarke had been in charge instead of Ronnie, PhPh, Celtic would have done a lot better in Europe,


8.) 07 Apr 2018 22:22:15
If you take into consideration the amount of cheating Rangers 1872 did especially in tax affairs for over a decade . How the Scottish referees cheat us on an on going basis . mits no surprise that Celtic disappoint in Europe from time to time.


 

 

04 Feb 2018 02:04:46
Terrible transfer window. Rodgers saying Hendry is bought for Europe. Makes you laugh.

If Rodgers didn't talk so much rubbish at times it wouldn't be as bad.

Revolving door? revolving players of similar ability, projects in and out.

Time Lawwell and that got pulled up for dragging their heels with our progress.

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30 Jan 2018 22:48:12
Team were excellent. playing 5 in midfield allows the likes of Ntcham and Kouassi to perserve their energy a bit more and maintain which allows the whole team to maintain a good tempo

Thought Odsonne shut a lot of people up as well, guys 19 and can hardly see the difference between him and Dembele.

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1.) 30 Jan 2018 23:20:04
Tierney and broony outstanding and edouard was maybe best he's played imo rest of team were excellent.


2.) 31 Jan 2018 11:01:27
Brown cost us a goal so KT for me. A young core of players who will go from strength to strength.


 

 

 

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06 Sep 2018 14:43:26
aye it wasn't really till Rogics 4th season he burst on the scene but then again we own Rogic.

I can't see this guy being ready in one season.

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31 Aug 2018 09:17:13
I think Mulumbu is a half decent player, but do we really need a midfielder?

good backup, but we have backup for our backup in midfield lol.

and he's 31. Who's place will he take? Ntcham, Brown, McGregor?

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31 Aug 2018 09:14:21
When the board meet players the promise them a big move if they do well.

Then they have knocked it back.

pretty much 50% of the players we sign don't want to play for us before they even kick a ball for us.

Remember the likes of Bangura etc talking about playing in the EPL before he even arrived at Parkhead.

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27 Aug 2018 22:42:48
Benkovic? a guy the board refused to pay about £5-6 million for?

Lol, typical board behaviour.

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16 Aug 2018 15:02:13
John Kennedy is not a defensive coach though. He's just a coach for the first team but no specifically for our defence.

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06 Sep 2018 22:28:48
Stevie are you claiming Lawwell has done a good job this season?

despite the fact that we have downsized to the point we can't even beat AEK Athens who have a terrible budget in comparison.

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06 Sep 2018 14:40:41
one win against a terrible hun side and all of a sudden Lawwell is god again?

It's like Kim Jong-Un, the guy can do no wrong.

Lets just totally gloss over the fact that if "they" didn't die, Lawwell could not afford to underspend and still win the league.

For example we would have lost the league last season in which we were poor. Lennon done well for us but was still lucky after they died. Deila as well.

Lawwell took over in 2003, they died in 2011. In those 9 seasons Celtic won 5 titles. They won 4.

They had just won 3 titles in a row against us before going bust. Lawwell had lost the grip on domestic dominance built on the Oneill era.

These are just facts, so anyone trying to argue with them is just at it.

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06 Sep 2018 14:34:26
Good post. Also although we needed defenders for 2 years people still hit out with the pathetic excuse that we didn't have time to find the right targets.

Well at this point next year we know Benkovic will leave, Boyata will probably leave too. Meaning we will need 2 CBs

We have a full season to identify several suitable targets and act on it early.

No excuses, yet if we fail at this again I'm sure the usual Lawwell fanboys will be out with an excuse.

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04 Sep 2018 23:54:01
Island Celt. I have nothing against Deila. I was just pointing out Griffiths was a goalscorer with a similar scoring record all through his career.

I wouldn't credit Deila for that. I do think Deila used him wrong initially but learned his lesson.

Just like he also tried to play Armstrong as a winger. His style though helped Rodgers come in to tweak things and not overhaul a team.

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04 Sep 2018 15:07:28
Leigh Griffiths has scored goals since he was 16. The reason he struggled was because of Deila.

Deila tried to play him on the right wing then when he got bad results Griffiths went up top and scored 40 goals.

Griffiths pulled it back for Deila not the other way about.

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