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24 Aug 2021 01:00:25
I think Sunday is a free hit. We are miles in front of where we thought we'd be and they have stalled- which is a bonus. Honestly if we lose its no big deal as I think come the window closing and 3 new first team starters to come in, we will motor and catch up the 3 points easily. We need tested at the back and on the break and maybe AZ and Sunday will test us. Then I have no doubt we will win more than them so losing Sunday is not a disaster.

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1.) 24 Aug 2021 09:06:33
I would rather beat AX than sevco if I had to choose one and the reason I say that is. I think we will easily make the points up but if we don't get into the europa league that would have major consequences further down the line with signings.


2.) 24 Aug 2021 09:08:36
I'm not to sure to that extent of a free hit or no big deal if we lose but no doubt about it IF we do lose there's still no doubt we are on the right path there's no doubt we are back, I've said to a few people that mob are lucky the first derby isn't at Celtic park if it was we would have skelped them.


3.) 24 Aug 2021 11:43:00
The day playing they bar stewards becomes a free hit will never arrive. We need to go in and show we can beat them with no fear. We cannot accept that after our start we go there and lose, think what that will do to our confidence and how the Sevco press will play it. No way a free hit against them should ever even be considered. We need to put down a marker and if we go there and sh it it then that will be a hammer blow to us all. I am not saying we will definitely win as our defence isn't fit for purpose yet, but we must believe from mid to front we can run them ragged snd go out there believing that and delivering. We need at the bare minimum a draw, but I think we can go there and do them. I want our players to get away from the chronic rabbits in headlights displays we have endured too long. Go out there with belief and take these cants to the feckin cleaners. COYBIG.

{Ed007's Note - That defence that "isn't fit for purpose" has kept 4 clean sheets in their last 5 games.}


4.) 24 Aug 2021 12:03:49
I know that and appreciate they have been better, but going forward in the league and hopefully in the EL, I think we need another CB and LB as options. It is still vulnerable and this week will be their biggest test. I think you would be hard pressed to find any supporter who thinks we have it sorted. The Croatian looks the business and if we actually sign Scales he might be better, he looks good to me, but you never know. We definitely need another CB as waiting for Sterfelt to come good isn't an option for me. Wether we do bring in reinforcements is still not clear, but we need to. The defence have done better against home teams but against Alkmaar they looked vulnerable at times and that is my worry against teams who have better players. Im delighted we are going for Lovric nd the Greek guy, but, our main weakness is in the defence and we need to address that before it fecks us up.

{Ed007's Note - We haven't conceded in the league since the opening game against Hearts and after seeing the turnaround in the team since then I see no reason why that won't continue on Sunday.
So that's Starfelt written off already? 🤦‍♂️ Isn't him and Taylor part of that defence that kept clean sheets against Dundee, Jablonec, AZ and St Mirren, what did Starfelt do that was so bad in any of those games?
Paul said on the pod last night that TRIFC and their support are $hitting themselves for Sunday but some Celtic fans are getting their Tena in a tangle and losing focus on reality - have you watched us recently? Have you watched them?
I've not been this confident going to Ibrox since we were allowed in the Free Broomloan and they couldn't bear to see us party.}


5.) 24 Aug 2021 12:28:32
are we in for lovric or just wishing we are.


6.) 24 Aug 2021 12:45:50
I am not getting anything in a twist. I have watched them and so far mid to front we are better than under Rogers, however, Stefelt looks the weakest link. Would you disagree with that? As for confidence, I am too more confident of a win than I have been for too long, but to deny we still have problems at the back is nonsense. We do, I haven't written Sterfelt off, I don't have a crystal ball, but I do have eyes that he, so far, he isn't at it and is prone to mistakes. I want him to be brilliant, but so far, he just isn't. I also know they are rubbishting it, they have gone from 56 a cert, to feck all. We were all over them there last year then a defensive balls up derailed us. Self inflicted. I do want better than Taylor, who can't be faulted for effort and I would have him as back up, but if we really want to do well in Europe and at home, we need better. So another CB is a must, even if Sterfelt finds his game and is brilliant. One injury one suspension and its wheel out Bitton. And we all know how that turns out. No harm to Bitton, he is a midfielder, he is only played because we are never prepared and don't have actual Cb's, that needs to end. Maybe Scales is in for that, but that still leaves the need for a LB as we have no one part from the disaster that is Boli.

{Ed007's Note - Taylor is the weakest link in the defence and you're the first person I've heard saying anything else.
"waiting for Sterfelt to come good isn't an option for me" sounds awfully like you're writing him and off after only a handful of games.
I know you like a moan and looking for negatives in everything but your opinion on Starfelt is quite frankly ludicrous.
"Celtic players will be judged on their last touch of the ball or the last mistake they made" has never been more evident.}


7.) 24 Aug 2021 13:03:51
I'm hoping we go there and smash them. There is negativity in their camp already and I've seen a few "Gerrard Out" tweets already. If we hammer them then they'll be under pressure, something they never had to deal with last season as they got to build up a healthy lead we couldn't catch up. For all the gloating they done they're rubbishing it now after our start let's go out there and gub them and put them back in their box.


8.) 24 Aug 2021 14:35:48
I cn assure you I am not the only person who has commented that right now Sterfelt s the weakest link. Maybe you haven't heard or read the similar comments, one was, If you look at / welsh and Sterfelt, you would think Welsh was the £4m signing. there have been loads of others, including most of the podcast, but, if you think he is playing in a way that gives the support confidence you're in a minority of one. As for moaning, its not moving its highlighting areas that need addressed. You might not agree, nutlike me, you're only one Celtic fan, you may have people jumping on here to back you up, but that's the way it goes. every single Celtic outlet have raised concerns about the guy, your the first to say he's doing ok. He isn't, and even if he was, is ok for £4m ok? If he does come good that doesn't change right now he doesn't inspire confidence. We need another CB even if he turns into Maldini.

{Ed007's Note - So you and all these Celtic supporters I've not heard or read are ANYONE except you saying that Starfelt is performing worse worse than Taylor is? I don't think anyone on the podcast has said that either because I would have challenged it there and then.
Oh and byw I don't need anyone to back me up up mate, you're the one blabbing on about what other people are saying trying to gain traction for your own ludicrous opinions.
As I said, you're always moaning about something and looking for negatives but you've made yourself look a complete fool on here - again.}


9.) 24 Aug 2021 15:54:41
So anybody that doesn't agree with you, is making themselves look foolish? As I said your opinion is no better or worse than mine, Sterfelt has been a worry, Taylor is always a worry and he would never be first pick for me, but we have spent £4m on a guy who hasn't inspired confidence and looks shaky and vulnerable. To deny that is unbelievable. I never said he won't come good, I said up until now and the way we have been playing a the back Ralston and Welsh have saved his arse a few times, especially against Alkmaar where he was all over the place too often. As for looking for negatives, that's garbage, saying something isn't right or good enough isn't negative, kidding on its all great is far worse. We all know our weakest part of the team is our defence. Unless you think differently, then obviously its not. we need better defenders to make Anges philosophy work. We are still light at the back and an injury could see Bitton back. Right now Sterfelt has no competition fr the jersey and to keep everyone their toes you need that. I sincerely hope he turns out brilliant but that doesn't mean you can't say he has failed to inspire. Because he hasn't, regardless of how you see it.

{Ed007's Note - You said Starfelt was the weakest link in the defence - you said there is plenty of people who agree, where are they? You also said - although bizarrely you claimed you aren't writing him off - that waiting for him to settle and improve isn't an option for you even though you can't pinpoint what's he done wrong in the last few games where we have kept 4 clean sheets in 5 games.
It's not having a different opinion that makes you foolish, it's the unknown people that seemingly agree with you that makes you look foolish, you're obviosuly not confident enough to back your own opinion, I mean what absolute nonsense is this:

"I cn assure you I am not the only person who has commented that right now Sterfelt s the weakest link. Maybe you haven't heard or read the similar comments, one was, If you look at / welsh and Sterfelt, you would think Welsh was the £4m signing."

Why are you comparing Starfelt to Welsh when the entire thread is about Taylor and Starfelt? In fact don't even bother answering, I'm bored and you can go back to just trolling posts with negativity - how come you never pull me up about posts not going up, the trolling ones I just delete? Maybe the posters that don't think you're a Celtic supporter are right - see how easy it is to just to say something and say others have said it?}


10.) 24 Aug 2021 17:40:50
FFS Ed.
Don't put a stop to this - I still have a 1/ 3 of my popcorn bucket left and my 3D glasses have never had such a run out in a long time!

The boy Starfelt has, in my opinion, got some confidence/ settling in issues but he has not been horrendous. We could go through our whole team and find find fault with all of our players if we want to. Starfelt is no diddy and his performances will improve as he gets games under him and learns the system Ange wants better.
Starfelt can be seen in the same initial phases of his Celtic tenure as VVD or Larsson et al so let's all get behind him and give him the chance an international deserves.

The future's bright, it's swathed in green and white.

{Ed007's Note - 👍👍


11.) 24 Aug 2021 18:23:30
Magicpole you drove me up the pole never a positive comment enjoy the football and maybe win lose or draw support your team and the manager instead of slagging players who have played 4 games Glasgow’s green and white.


12.) 24 Aug 2021 19:45:33
can i ask again are we in for lovric as the op said and if christie stays do we need a lw as much as a lb or cb.


13.) 24 Aug 2021 20:35:58
FFS Magic! The boy came in and got thrown straight into the team and has played something like 7 games in 21 days.
Not everyone hits the ground running.


14.) 24 Aug 2021 22:28:02
Frank, read the bottom of the thread below and you'll see a positive post by Magicpole today.
There was a bit of a contradiction in what he finished off with though - "let's focus on the future with Ange and his team, no matter who they are".


15.) 25 Aug 2021 01:21:31
Must say I was half expecting Anne Robinson to make a post on this thread. If I think back, as someone else has said, anyone of our players could at some stage or other been considered the weakest link. It is true that at the moment the backline is weakest but ceertainly since Jow Hart came in that has been changing. In the game against hearts Celtic had 74% possession with 19 shots but only 7 were on target resulting in 1 goal for Anthony Ralston. Perhaps the forwards are the weakest links because if they scored with their shots the fact that hearts got two goals wouldn't have mattered as we would have scored more. Interesting that our goal came from a defender that until his recent performances most would have considered not good enough for Celtic.


16.) 25 Aug 2021 02:34:59
Got bored reading this thread after 1st few comments. Last season we lost to them cos we weren’t up for it not cos they were better players but they had fight and a will to win. Now we’re going to be up for it ange won’t treat them differently to anyone we play or where we play those mutants won’t know what’s hit them. We’re a much different animal now. These games used to be won or lost in midfield I don’t see this one being the same they won’t play a high line and flood the midfield cos our front 3 will rip them apart. Last season we were so predictable and easy to play against not this season. I’m going for -2 Celtic this time I’m that confident.


17.) 25 Aug 2021 08:04:35
Hail Hail Welshy88.


18.) 25 Aug 2021 08:29:02
Well Big Ange isn't concerned about clean sheets although they are nice aslong as we out score our opponents we will always win the game and Ange has us set up for that. So I couldn't care if we concede 2, 3 or 4 goals as long as we score 1 more than them I will be happy. Scotland or the UK are the only countries in Europe that are obsessed with clean sheets. I could not care as I say aslong as we out score the opposition we will always win. Rant over.


19.) 25 Aug 2021 09:28:26
Let this one go lads we are improving in the defence. Big Ange is showing our under performing players a better way. Starfelt yes hot and cold it's getting better Taylor Ralston huge difference. Well done Ange for the turnaround. Taking players who could do better and showing a better way. Loving your work. Big man.


20.) 25 Aug 2021 09:33:51
So we bring in another cb who also needs time to adjust to his team mates? Central defence is by far the hardest position to settle in. You need stability. Chopping and changing it isn't going to help anyone. And while I'm here, i don't get all this negativity towards taylor either. He apparently has some sort of rangers connection which seems to blur peoples opinion of him. I'm sure he had more touches in the last game than every other player except turnbull. And something like 90% pass completion. I'm sure someone on here will have exact figures.


21.) 25 Aug 2021 14:01:24
Starfelt has had hairy moments at times since he came in but so have all the rest. Ralston's been fantastic but made a poor error which could easily have led to a goal against AZ when he tried to be cute and skin the winger. Starfelt hasn't done what Kyogo or Abada have done so far and had a "big game" where he's a complete standout but that's not to say he's been particularly bad either. He could have been slightly quicker in his decision making and more accurate in his distribution at times but so could any of the back four.


22.) 26 Aug 2021 20:23:02
Sterfelt is s feckin nightmare. Like i said he was, and plenty of others, you might have missed it, but if you say he's ok, then you're wrong. Admit it. If he is ok, how bad do you want us to become? Are you going to post this, or do a Pravada? We need another CB. End of.

{Ed007's Note - Where did I say we didn't need another CB? Can you actually read, can you understand what you read or are you going to just make more stuff up?}


 

 

15 Aug 2021 01:37:11
I reckon the thing with the Brazilian boy on loan fae City rather than the Croatian RB is that the inverted FB style we are playing is same as Peps and the Young lad may be familiar with how to play it. If Peps taught him we just need to put that into practice. Might actually be a good shout. Maybe try a 2yr loan?

SmkmeAkipper

1.) 15 Aug 2021 08:39:39
He hasn't played for Pep yet though, they bought him and sent him on loan to Spain last year. We really need to get away from developing other teams young talent, if we are going to develop anyone it should be our own talent. In my opinion we should only be using the loan system in an emergency or with a loan to buy deal, I know things are difficult for everyone right now in terms of bringing players in but we have now had ample time to bring people in. I am still confident we will have another 2 or 3 players in before the window shuts.


2.) 15 Aug 2021 08:45:39
In my opinion a few loans is to be expected. We can’t expect such a large rebuild to be done in one window with every player coming in to be purchased. Loans are fine by me as the amount of players needed for the entire rebuild is much more than your average season. This will take a few windows to be fully rebuilt and if we need loans to cover positions till more funds are made available next summer then I’m all for it as long as the players brought in on loan improve the team even if it is only for 12 months.


3.) 15 Aug 2021 09:12:30
As long as there better loans than last year.


4.) 15 Aug 2021 21:10:57
Loans are a great idea if they’re used correctly, it can give you the chance of seeing how someone fits into our club or the system we are trying to play without splashing out on a huge fee first . Although I agree there’s no point in loaning someone that there is no realistic chance of signing permanently…… maybe an idea is to only use loans that have the option to buy clause In them.


 

 

28 Feb 2021 20:38:14
Confirmed by a very good source that the reason manager hasn't been announced yet is that once Crystal Palace guarantee safety Roy Hodgson will be announced Sporting Director with Eddie Howe manager. Hodgson contract ends in June. Deal for Howe done.

SmkmeAkipper

1.) 28 Feb 2021 22:06:10
Can’t see it but I think that would be great.


2.) 28 Feb 2021 22:35:55
At Palace, that isn't stopping us getting a Sporting Director and manager.


3.) 01 Mar 2021 01:04:56
Why would he give up a managers position for a DOF one? Why would he come to Scotland? Howe I can see but no change Hodgson.


4.) 01 Mar 2021 17:20:03
He is about 75 and could make a good dof.


 

 

 

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15 May 2024 20:12:16
Don't even wait until half time. Get on the blower to Deliah Smith at Norwich and lodge 4m bid. The guy has bags of potential and finally looks like we are playing with a full 11 players. Moose like performance.

SmkmeAkipper

1.) 15 May 2024 20:30:09
Better than the Moose.


 

 

12 May 2024 17:19:03
Hands down MOR will scoop all POTY awards. at least our own ones. But really special mention to Scales because if he went back to the SS or if he was not in contention, then we would have had Welsh, Nawrocki, LagerB, all rotating and missing games through injury or pi*hness. He deserves a seat on the bench and part of the squad for the duration of his new contract but for this year, well done son.

SmkmeAkipper

1.) 12 May 2024 17:28:38
I agree.
Matt is easily our POTY but Scales clearly gets the Silver Medal.
Joe Hart gets the Bronze Medal.

I mentioned Medals because Celtic players are not second best. ?.


2.) 12 May 2024 18:43:54
I'd agree that Scales took his chance this season given the injuries and lack of confidence in other CB's, but, irrespective of the new deal he's just signed, I'd be far happier if he was on the bench next season.

His positional sense is non existent and there is no way he should be a first 11 player for Celtic Football Club.


3.) 12 May 2024 19:17:20
Pedro that's exactly what I said.


4.) 12 May 2024 20:06:10
Scales distribution and positioning yesterday was not good enough, not a big fan of Taylor either, all teams aim for that back post and it’s been our undoing all season.


5.) 13 May 2024 00:53:31
People like myself getting a small angle view from a TV camera has a very poor chance to judge a players positional strengths or weaknesses. I couldn’t assess how good or bad Scales positional sense was overall, but I do remember him on different occasions been in exactly the right position to stop danger
Why does our support always have to have at least one player to be a scrape coat . Usually like Scales it has absolutely nothing to do with ability or effort . There is no way a quality manager like BR would play Scales in every game he is fit to play, if he wasn’t good enough . No manager picks any player just for the craic of it.


 

 

09 Apr 2024 18:53:33
Taking it back to the football. If Hatate doesn't break down I think he'll spur us to title. You actually forget just how influential he is and how he pops up everywhere. I also think his injury gives us another season with him. Also I've said before that big Idah looks the part. One moment of selfishness aside he scared the life our of Goldson who was demoralised after realising ain't playing basketball anymore.

SmkmeAkipper

1.) 09 Apr 2024 20:16:22
If hatate had been fit enough for 90 mins we win that game.


2.) 09 Apr 2024 22:47:21
Hatate never plays 90 mins. Under Ange he was always subbed off.


3.) 10 Apr 2024 08:24:42
Brendan played Hatate for 90 minutes when he scored at home to Kilmarnock earlier this season.

The only times Hatate played the full games under Ange, was when he had a spell at right back around the festive period.


4.) 10 Apr 2024 09:05:38
Can’t we get some of that hormone stuff that Messi took and give it to Hatate? ???.


 

 

08 Mar 2024 18:54:29
It's just my opinion but lots of people on here have different views on Abada based on how things panned out, buy yet everyone one here (except me) has a long lasting love in with GG who couldn't wait to get out of our club without trying one ounce to fight for his place. no reason to leave other than he wasn't first pick yet couldn't be arsed fighting for a starting slot. Hopefully the 2 will clash in the US and never win another honor.

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{Ed007's Note - Giakoumakis left for footballing reasons, he wanted to play more plus he never downed tools or refused to play for the team - add to that his Mrs didn't settle in Scotland and didn't like Glasgow.
So basically every player that leaves Celtic for footballing reasons is the same as Abada, all the youngsters like Ryan Morrison and Ben Doak should be treated the same as Abada for not staying and trying to force their way into the Celtic first?
What do you think of Toomy Burns leaving Celtic to join Kilmarnock? I mean he was only 33/34 and continued playing for another few years, the bloody cheek of him eh, another player that couldn't be arsed fighting for a starting slot!}


1.) 08 Mar 2024 20:05:24
No. I'm continually making a point about one player and one player only. This player seems to be a hero in everyone's eyes but in mine he didn't have the stomach to fight for a starting place at a top club after coming from a relegation club in Jolland and couldn't wait to "play regularl football " in the MLS. Enough said. If he was half the player people on here think he was he'd not be in the US at 28 or 29. A good player but to compare him to kids that have offers from liverpool and bayern is just ridiculous.

{Ed007's Note - So why single out GG? To compare his and Abada's situations is quite frankly beyond ridiculous and you're definitely the only person I've spoken to or seen to make such a stupid & vague comparison.}


2.) 08 Mar 2024 22:47:47
Giakoumakis was never given the amount of opportunities he should have been given. I don't think it's fair to say he didn't fight for his place. There were times when Kyogo was off form but Ange persisted with him, which was his right as the manager btw, but what else could Giakoumakis reasonably do? He proved himself as a very good goalscorer for us but it suited all parties for him to move on.


3.) 09 Mar 2024 03:01:46
If you ask me GG never intended staying long at Celtic, the basis of me forming that opinion is the very low clause inserted into his contract that let him leave when someone triggered the fee of £4.5m or what it was round about that figure.

Which basically meant he could get out quick if he needed to, correct me if I am wrong, but it was apparently the Rugby guy that negotiated that contract? It was most likely one of the only reasons he came to Celtic too.


4.) 09 Mar 2024 10:25:57
GG was not the player kyogo was, he was a gamble as only had one prolific season in his career prior to joining us, he could've stayed but a players career is short, if your 2nd/ 3rd choice why not move, Bain in my eyes is a prime example, are you looking back at your career and saying what a career I've had, pr are you just looking at your bank balance for relatively no contribution? I played in the same county team as Scott Carson, he went on to have a tip career then sits on bench at city not bothered about game time as he's done it already, I like the fact younger players are hungry and want a career, not sit at a club and earn a wage for nothing, we all would love to be footballers at that level, make the most of it!

As a club players come and go, when they leave the deal is done let's focus on what we have and what we need.


5.) 09 Mar 2024 10:53:45
all of these things are relevant but none more so than his wife not wanting to stay its got to be a major factor.


6.) 09 Mar 2024 12:35:56
Wife aside Gg who wanted to play and waited his time on bench even during a Kyogo dry spell and run poor performances was allowed to leave this club by a manager who refused give him his deserved opportunity in the team, he didn’t let us down when Kyogo was injured and didn’t let us down when needed off bench but never got respect he deserved from a manager who while saying anyone who wants to leave can leave was wangling his move behind the scenes away from our club, the wife thing might have forced the issue but if Gg want allied to leave he’s exactly the type striker Rodger’s would want at club ……. Abada situation is nothing like it and while I wish both parties well, while Gg is proving in USA his worth I think Abada will fade into football obscurity,


 

 

13 Feb 2024 21:45:12
7m worth of CBs (and kobayashi) either sitting in stand or bench and Mckenna playing CL last 16 tonight. Round of applause for the scouting team again!

SmkmeAkipper

1.) 13 Feb 2024 21:57:52
McKenna and Elyounoussi both started for Copenhagen tonight.
Elyounoussi was a free transfer and I think McKenna was the same or maybe a small transfer fee.

{Ed007's Note - I think McKenna is just on loan, Buzz but I'm sure his contract at Forest is up in the summer.}


2.) 14 Feb 2024 00:32:16
I find it difficult to get too wound up about Celtic not signing either McKenna or Elyounoussi in winter transfer window . It’s only a few seasons ago since Mc Kenna was available at Aberdeen, and my memory is that almost everyone in Celtic forums didn’t want Celtic to sign him . I am told that a contract dispute mean’t Forrest wouldn’t play him. I think if Forrest thought he was an integral part of their defence, he would have been picked for every game

We had Elyounoussi twice at club on loan and although he gave a decent account of himself, he wasn’t that good. that we should have been rushing to sign him at start of window . I will sit on the fence by saying I am happy enough that we didn’t sign him and would have been happy if we had signed him.


3.) 14 Feb 2024 02:07:23
Both are nowhere near oven ready quality CL players!


4.) 14 Feb 2024 05:49:16
It looks like both players might have improved since leaving Scottish football.

Elyounoussi has played 23 International games for Norway since leaving Celtic.
McKenna has played 17 International games for Scotland since leaving Aberdeen.

A couple of International players for little to no transfer fee was a no brainer.
Both players would’ve came to Celtic.

I’m sure their salary would be inside our wage cap because I don’t think Copenhagen would be paying more than £25K to £30K a week in wages.


5.) 14 Feb 2024 13:40:37
Playing International football Buzz Bomb isn’t necessary a good indicator of a player we want at Celtic . Without studying too deeply and without the fountain of knowledge that u have at your fingertips, I can list quite a few players over the last few yrs who I have seen playing International football, and we wouldn’t touch with a barge pole. Duffy Celtic. RoI . Hendry ex Celt and Scotland, Dykes QPR and Scotland, Ryan. Christie Bournemouth and Scotland .
U know yourself Buzz. players may fit into the more defensive Scotland or ROI &do a decent job, but totally unsuitable for us .
(Hope this doesn’t our recent ceasefire ???)


6.) 14 Feb 2024 14:22:02
No not at all CC. ?

I just thought we’ve signed loads of inexperienced players this season and a mixture of experience would have been better.

They wouldn’t be on bigger wages than Jota or Starfelt and not much transfer fees, which would keep the Celtic Board happy.

I agree with the players who’ve listed apart from maybe Christie.
He was horrendous in our lockdown season but he wasn’t the only one.
Ryan seems to be getting a regular game with Bournemouth under his new manager.


7.) 14 Feb 2024 17:23:35
I agree with u re experienced footballers, but I think rightly or wrongly that the experienced players need to make a mark, be players that young inexperienced projects need to look up to our experienced players . We need more players with the professionalism and ability of Hart CCV and Mc Gregor . I am not saying because I haven’t any reason to know, but it would be a disaster to have experienced players who were fond of late nights and a lifestyle not in keeping with a Profession Athlete, as this wouldn’t be good example .


 

 

 

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13 Jun 2024 18:55:49
DerryTim. Oh has potential? I musta missed that game.

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11 Jun 2024 19:08:11
SMSM are guessing. They are flapping. They have no clue. They are desperate for info but unlike the walking dead we are giving nothing away. Don't believe ANYTHING you read. It'll happen when it happens.

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02 Jun 2024 16:31:37
Let's not compare Bernardo to MOR but Instead compare him to hatate who played maybe 2 good games when he returned and is STiLL blowing out his ar** after 65 mins. Maybe controversial but Reo can sometimes be an empty jersey.

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30 May 2024 20:37:40
Yknow that scouts do watch players? Kyogo has been good but he ain't no leigh Griffiths. LG on his day was 10x the finisher. We ain't getting 8m.

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{Ed007's Note - I've been saying the same thing for months mate, LG, Hooper, Scott McDonald, JVoH, Dembele & Edouard were all far better strikers than Kyogo is.
In saying that, if Arsene Wegner's changes to the offside rule - where there must be "daylight" between the attacker and defender for an offside offence to occur. If any part of the attacker's body, from which they can score, is in line with the last defender then this is considered onside - Kyogo could be unplayable and Maeda could really flourish as well.
But for me Kyogo doesn't have that striker's instinct to go sniffing out half chances and he misses far too many sitters where it is easier to score than miss.}


 

 

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30 May 2024 18:48:18
So exactly how much do you all think he's worth? How much have we raked in from selling our other 29 y/o top players?

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13 Jun 2024 18:50:45
Can someone name a GK that does command his box? I can't think of any. Game has change. The ball has changed. Goalies used to come out 12 yards and catch it. Then they used to punch it. Now they stay on the line because it's hard to always judge the flight if the lighter balls. If my goalie saves it, i couldn't care less if he cones out to catch a cross or not.

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12 Jun 2024 19:08:04
Why? JF, AR nor GT will be first picks next season and Cal is a machine. Why not wish the lads well as they deserve to play in a major tournament.

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04 Jun 2024 20:18:13
DontLookBack- I'm not sure why he's more "accomplished" option the Idah. He has played well against us and them. But the game against killie, added to cup final goal, last minute winners, last minute pens, I don't see what he's done to be more accomplished than that. Million miles better than Oh for def.

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01 Jun 2024 15:01:35
This follows on from yesterday when top pundit bazza suggested they should be going for these 2 kids. I for one would be all over them. Yeah it would be great if Kelly made it but these 2 have real first team experience and ultimately end up like the ever growing list of what coulda beens. mcginn, ferguson, hickey etc. If we are really serious we need top quality now, but also some real Scottish quality for the near future. If we want them then we need to be real serious and "promise" some real game time. Ie last 20 mins when games are won, or even the odd start in home games.

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27 May 2024 12:36:21
I agree that there's a player in there and I'd be OK with paying 5m. However if we sign Bernardo, Idah (maybe another 5m) and any GK (possibly upwards of 7m) then that's 17-20m of our budget gone and the team maybe ain't much better.

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