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31 Aug 2016 20:56:02
Disappointing deadline day bearing in mind the CL windfall. We were always strong enough to win the league but with a bit more ambition we could have had a better chance at third in the CL group.

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13 Aug 2016 22:44:34
Decent game in Limerick tonight, thought Henderson and Ajer stood out in my opinion. Armstrong is not good enough for this team and Boyata is just as bad as Ambrose. Usual morons thought they would entertain us with their flares.

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15 Dec 2015 23:07:39
As much as we would all like to see the team performing at a decent level in the CL the sad reality is the players are just not good enough for that job. RD in my opinion was brought in to develop players to sell on at a profit to offset the lack of CL cash, whilst securing domestic success at the same time. Do you honestly think RD would still be in a job if deep down PL expected him to be qualifying for the CL with the squad of players he has.

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1.) 16 Dec 2015 01:27:41
I think R D has been brought in to develop Celtic first team squad initially over 3/4 yr span . If he does very well Celtic wil want to keep him a lot longer .
So far he hasn't done a lot worse reaching last 32 in Europa League last season and winning the League Cuo and probably the Cup if it hadn't been for very controversial decisions by ref and assistants . No doubt if he leads Celtic to SPL success this season, he will be in position to lead us in Europe again next season . I think if he gets the luck next season that escaped him this season, he will have a fine season and will be well on the way to bringing his Celtic boys to future success for the years to come .


2.) 16 Dec 2015 08:30:36
Are you seriously saying deep down PL didn't think we would beat Maribor after drawing the away match or having to beat Malmö over 2 legs? I agree we don't have a squad good enough to be competitive in group stages but the 2 teams that beat us ? Try being honest with yourself Ronny is good for domestic but is found out when we play in Europe far too often. Ps old bhoy we shouldn't need luck to beat the teams in qualifying remember we are the seeded team with a far bigger budget than the teams who are knocking us out.


3.) 16 Dec 2015 08:46:29
Fact is that we weren't far from qualifying for CL, or from our EL group. Sometimes you don't get the rub of the green. It's just silly things we need to cut out and improve in certain areas yet some people think we're night and day from being a good side, and by that they mean qualifying for CL. People just can't see the wood for the trees and are clearly lising sleep over it. If we played Malmo or Maribor tomorrow I'd fancy us still.

On paper, we don't even look EL standard. I said that on here when the squad was shown. So some of the performances surpassed my expectations. Truth is if we were in a half decent league our team would be no where near Europe. The board need to realise what a fortunate position they are in in that sense and do ALL THEY CAN to ensure we get there.


4.) 16 Dec 2015 10:15:57
Jim1972, I'm thinking before the season started PL was hopeful the side would reach CL and realistically not expecting it, our player recruitment screams out domestic dominance and not CL standard. I agree partly what your saying, I'm sure PL started to feel his pockets filling up when qualification was in touching distance but I've seen us falter too many times to expect anything, certainly in Europe. If RD delivers another double or if lucks on his side a treble then he's not going anywhere in my opinion. PL knew what he was getting when he brought in RD. It's a deliberate plan by PL to develop players into CL standard instead of having to pay for CL standard players. I fully expect RD to improve the good young players we have and are recruiting but this may take another couple of seasons I'm afraid.


5.) 16 Dec 2015 11:44:45
Jim Tim we weren't far from form qualifying for the CL and EL groups! And you use the word fact! Here's the facts mate! We were soundly beaten in Malmo and never looked even close to qualifying and as for the Europa league! How the hell can u be close to qualifying when u end the group winless after back to back spankings by the lowest seed in our group! Away and gies peace! And people can't see the wood for the trees! And I'd still fancy us against Malmo or Maribor! Do u actually believe the s**te u talk?


6.) 16 Dec 2015 13:00:16
Yes Beav I do.


7.) 16 Dec 2015 13:12:12
I agree with Jim Tim, as I think we were not far away from qualifying for the CL this season.

When looking at the game against Malmo you need to look at both legs. In the first leg we were the better team and deserved to win by more than we did. Unfortunately Lustig got injured and Ambrose came on and we let in a late goal that changed our mentality for the second leg.

In the second leg we had a weakened defence, with Janko replacing Lustig and Mulgrew replacing Izaguirre. Despite that we dominated possession again and had a few good chances to score but we did not take our chances. However, once Malmo scored, I thought we looked very nervous and were really vulnerable to the counter attack and set pieces.

The score itself tells you we were not far away from qualification and I am sure if we had not lost Denayer, Lustig and Izzy we would not have been vulnerable to set pieces and would have been more solid at the back in general. However, some people don't won't to look at it objectively and prefer to just blame Ronny [yes, I mean you, as this seems to be a common theme among your posts].


8.) 16 Dec 2015 15:02:29
Least your honest Jim Tim! Lol.


9.) 16 Dec 2015 17:16:24
At this stage of the season we have played 13/14 games more than the team who is leading the EPL or our rivals in Scotland and in Europe except those who play summer football. 13 extra games is equal to 39 trainsing day lost . Is it any wonder that Deila cannot get his players to master the methods he wants.
Jim Tim may have good points but when he faults Ronny for not qualifying after drawing the first leg away at Malibor, no credit given for beating Malibor away .
Malmo were in the midst of their season and obviously at peak fitness . With any luck we could have had a successful season in Europe . We are not necessary playing names as Beav81.seems to make out . In Europe, just as we did against Barcelona, teams can over perform and particularly if in the middle of a season can prove to be quite a task for any team.


10.) 16 Dec 2015 18:32:29
Old boy perhaps you should stop excusing everything for Ronny and accept he has failed in Europe largely. He drew away to Maribor which was a good result and the reason he didn't get praise for beating them is because we didn't .
You say were unlucky to play a team (Malmö) in mid season well we started our first pre season game on July the 1st and when we played them at home it was our 14th match and our 16th match at the away game now I understand the players didn't play in all the matches but I'm sure there was enough time to get them ready don't you think? That was 8 competitive fixtures before home game and 10 before the away game.
It's de ja vu with Ronny he gets the team going when it's too late to make an impact on Europe and says we'll be better next year.


11.) 17 Dec 2015 11:51:28
Old Bhoy, I would love to agree but under the present system we will sell any half decent players Ronnie produces. You cannot succeed if you have no consistency. I was against/for/against and now I have accepted that RD is as good as we will get but that he will never get the chance to do anything, other than win in Scotland, due to the limited ambitions of the current board. The policy being adopted will also see us struggle as the challenge in SPL increases which I expect it will.


12.) 17 Dec 2015 16:56:24
Tiny Tim Can I ask you a question? Why did Celtic sell Ki Big Vic Wilson Hooper Forster and Virgil
a) Was it for the craic
b) to annoy the Celtic fans
c) because the players insisted in leaving
d) any other reason.


13.) 17 Dec 2015 23:28:32
Jim 1972 . You are correct we had played 14/16 games before we played Malmo .
That would give us a chance to work on our match fitness . However our physical fitness could be a different problem . Almost every week since the season started until the ist of December we have been either playing two matches or had almost whole squad on International games . Playing Saturday, Wednesday Saturday Thursday Sunday for example restricts intense training to Monday First week . Tuesday and Friday daysbefore matches really only stretching and light exercise . Wed match day Sunday and Thursday days after match again only light exercise. Second week Sunday recovery Monday and Tuesday full training Wednesday and Saturday both pre- match days light exercise . Thursday match day and Friday post match day exercising .
Three full days training in two weeks. Very difficult for Ronny to get his total 100% fitness regime. There is also a line of thought that players cannot practice set pieces when not fully extended at training . I heard H Larsson saying he never practiced free kicks as he was afraid of damaging hamstrings

I wonder am I right in the above, I know MO'N WGS and Lennon had the same fixture clutter to deal with . However I do thing Deila is trying to do something special and different at Celtic than we have done before . He is looking more for individual performances than maybe team performances we had before .
I wonder am I reading it right and if our glut of fixtures stunts our performance .
Weren't we a lot better from January on last season?


 

 

29 Nov 2015 13:17:02
Very average performance so far. Would have liked to have seen Allan getting his chance today, based on his last two substitute showings he would be better than what's out there today. Delighted to see Tierney though.

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22 Oct 2015 21:14:31
To think I rushed home excited about our chances tonight. Disgraceful about sums it up. Can't defend, can't pass, constantly finding a blue shirt. RD needs to show some passion during the game and not just that silly performance he puts on at the end when we win.

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1.) 22 Oct 2015 21:20:02
Get out the dugout you coward.


 

 

 

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13 Jan 2019 12:12:44
Like it or not we are in a title race. I understand people saying if we sort our away form out we will be grand, however I haven't seen anything so far this season to suggest it's about to suddenly change. My preference in this window would have been tried and tested experience, we have plenty of young projects already and with youth comes inconsistency. Don't blow it Brendan.

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I've said a few times before that I expect we will sell our two best players VVD and FF. The board will then after banking another fortune make a big deal about how they are going to back the new manager with a transfer kitty of 10/15 mil to take celtic to the next level! Same old nonsense.

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Of course we are going to lose him in the summer, he is destined for far greater things I'm afraid. He is by a country mile our best outfield player and is too good to be plying his trade in Scotland for long. Nice hefty profit, however still very disappointing.

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27 Jan 2014 21:33:47
To be honest, neither. Both would strengthen the squad for domestic challenges, which is pointless, even with a strike force who rarely hit the net we are streets ahead of any domestic team. The team is crying out for a champions league standard striker. It seems the board are attempting to convince the support that this is the best we can attract. Not good enough.

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26 Nov 2013 20:55:44
Celtic lively in first half but as usual at this level we're showing no composure or ability to cross a ball and have given away an early gift of a goal. Looking at the team, I don't see two goals out there never mind one. This team are so there for the taking but we don't have the quality to do it, it's as simple as that. And no striker no the pitch, before you say it I know samaras is playing.

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25 Sep 2019 10:09:50
couldn't agree more.

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05 Sep 2019 08:41:24
The young guy from Man Utd looks a right good player. I was surprised to read that he is a CB though, everything i've seen of him is at LB and he reminds me of Tierney. He is quick, loves a tackle and looks very good both defensively and attacking.

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24 Aug 2019 14:30:06
It's either a financial decision or they do not want to give him any hope that he will be part of the team this season and in doing so make him look for a move away before the window closes. If he was on the bench then he may want to stay and fight for his place. I don't see him going abroad so he will either sit tight until January or sit in the stands until next season.

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24 Aug 2019 11:35:15
It makes me wonder if there is any chance that his extra years contract has a hefty appearance fee built into it. Would possibly explain why he can't get near the team.

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15 Aug 2019 10:41:27
Agreed, if we drop Brown we do not have a suitable replacement. We need a combatative midfielder to boss the midfield and to play with McGregor which is why Brown always plays.

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