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20 Feb 2018 03:44:45
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19 Feb 2018 22:02:16
Romance of the cup wee Wigan just beat city.

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20 Feb 2018 00:57:41
I never seen any Man City fans running on the pitch to protect their players.

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19 Feb 2018 20:45:11
Ed any idea when Roberts and Griffiths are due back?

{Ed007's Note - I thought Roberts might have made the bench yesterday, he was down at City last week getting a final check from their medical team and to get the OK to start playing again so maybe he'll make the bench this Sunday. LG was said to be out for a month so he's still got a couple of weeks to go yet.}

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19 Feb 2018 20:48:51
Not been on in a while, just catching up on the posts. Lots of people having a pop at the manager and team.
I'm not saying some criticism isn't justified as performance levels have been well below last year, but lots of the posts seem to be overly negative.

Remember:
Treble winning manager
Mental unbeaten run and record that I doubt will be broken in my lifetime
Trophy in bag
Still in Europe

I reckon fans get spoilt sometimes and some would bitch no matter what.

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19 Feb 2018 21:00:57
seems to be a 50/ 50 split on here. team A. we are awful, team B. but were still on for everything. thursday night etc. the thing is. its 2 different teams. thursday/ heats amazing. random other games dire. i agree fully that our b team SHOULD be smashing the spl but rubbish happens. we have no middle ground due to crazy injuries. its not rotation. its a full swap. im happy to take every point while its happening. right away to sit back on my fence.

{Ed007's Note - Would you say that was our B team though, Gerry? Look at the players we have out injured, Ralston and definitely Compper would have played yesterday, Armstrong or Ntcham depending on who played the EL game and the same between Roberts and Forrest, LG would have probably started Thursday on the bench but in the starting line-up yesterday and it was Rogic's first game after a 6/7 week lay off. I wouldn't say yesterday was a B team but that it was more a case of Rodgers playing who was available to allow the best possible preparations for the Zenit game.}

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19 Feb 2018 22:28:44
Spot on Ed. BRENDAN HAS PRIORITISED the Zenit game. We have loads of players to come back and then we may not need to rotate as much as now.

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19 Feb 2018 20:32:02
BR is only giving Tommy wright a hand to beat the drop that's all, so don't worry we will do them all in the games to come.

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19 Feb 2018 18:33:47
Is It just me or does any one else feel that br was out of order questioning st johnstone players over only showing up on the big occasions, when I feel that's exactly what our team does.

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19 Feb 2018 18:50:32
No the question asked to him was answered the way you would expect him to answer it.

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19 Feb 2018 20:13:02
Well i believe he should be concentrated on our team when they do exactly the same thing Ie zenit, anderlect (away) , compared to killie and st johnstone games, our team seems unchallenged, over confident, bored even at domestic level.

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19 Feb 2018 20:31:21
The team that played against St Johnstone was exactly our first eleven . Against Zenit we had over half our best players missing through injury and B R correctly, in my view rested 7 for St Johnstone game . So we don't know how our best players would have reacted to the Saints .
It has to be frustrating for Brendan to see the St Johnstone team play like men processed against us and as soft touches against most teams.

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19 Feb 2018 21:00:54
Fair point chris but we had a full x11 against killie?

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19 Feb 2018 22:58:58
Funny I thought we had a house full of injuries . Steve Clarke made sure we had an unsafe pitch to play on.

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19 Feb 2018 23:17:48
Aye that tae.

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19 Feb 2018 18:19:11
Apparently according to my ex bear pals the "title race is wide open"
and now hearing that the Hibs manager is giving the same guff to the media.
Did I miss something?
Are Celtic not 9 points clear with only 11 games to go.
My ex bear pals keep looking into their Sevco crystal ball and their predictions are Celtic lose at Pittodrie, then at Ibrokes, gap is cut to "only 3 points" then "game on"
Even if that somehow came about, Celtic have both the huns and the sheep at Celtic Park after the split, so have the opportunity to rectify any points lost.
But my two ex bear pals have already placed bets of Sevco winning the league at 80/ 1 ( admittedly both only "risked" a tenner each)
I told them to bet at the Timalloy bookmaking emporium and I would have given them odds of 250/ 1.

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19 Feb 2018 19:43:10
Have they erased the memory of wee lenny pumping them twice at the crumbledome Tim, and never mind coming to paradise they've to go to Easter road never easy place, and the mighty Hamilton put 3 by them and if the Hamilton keeper was up to it they might have drawn.

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19 Feb 2018 20:33:05
I wouldn't get too stressed about it, opposition managers can hardly say anything else.
They have to try and keep their players motivated till the end of the season.
I would hope our manager would say the same if the roles were reversed.

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19 Feb 2018 13:44:44
Yesterday was a good smack of reality after the buzz of Thursday's performance and result. Granted it was far from our strongest 11 but that was unacceptable yesterday. 50000+ turnout to watch that. We've 20x the budget of St Johnstone but we were playing at their level.

Rodgers is too blame for that yesterday. Got the starting 11 wrong and there seemed to be no tactical plan. As an attacking force we have been so poor in so many games this year. We hardly create anything.

The supporters out there saying 'we'll still win the league by a country mile', that attitude stinks of complacency. If yesterday was a one-off fair enough but personally I have been frustrated with our performances all season - the tempo has gone, no creativity, nothing!

Can I just add. I am not comparing this season to last season or any other cause that's not the way Brendan will be or should be viewing it. It's about the here and now, and they better get firing soon. Only 11 games left, been waiting all season for them to get out of 1st gear.

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19 Feb 2018 16:52:10
You must have missed a lot of games this season if you have not saw the team get out of first gear.

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19 Feb 2018 17:34:17
Do you think we will loss 3 of those games and Aberdeen or the rotten mob win every game? We will win the league by double figures.

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19 Feb 2018 18:45:49
The team have been missing several vital players at different stages of the season since day one - and some have hardly played at all; but we are still leading the race comfortably, with a trophy already bagged, a quarter final home-tie in the SC and a chance of getting into the last 16 in the EL?
Of course we have not played our best stuff consistently and have dropped more points than expected, but no other team could possibly have attained our points total with nearly a whole first team absent through injury for large periods.
Roberts, Armstrong, Griffiths, Dembele and Rogic have all missed a large part of the season and the goal threat they carry; plus injuries to other players like Gordon, Ralston, Hayes, Commper, and Boyata and now Biton have also put limits on matchday choices.

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19 Feb 2018 21:03:03
NC 67 what qualifies you to know that B Rodgers was to blame for yesterday's draw . If he had played 10 of the team that beat zenit and won one nil and if Tirney, Ntcham and Dembele had picked up injuries and were now going to miss the game on Thursday would you be happy .
We can all be smart using hindsight, but B R isn't given that chance.

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19 Feb 2018 11:33:56
What is the most important game. russia or Aberdeen.
If you were offered a a win and a lose I would take the win at Aberdeen and the lose in Russia.
The reason I say that is that we are clearly not the same team as last year and I don't think the team can be trusted to take full points in our remaining games. so we must take them off our closest rivals.
If we went further in Europe then there would be more games like yesterday were the team is weakened.
Fans criticising other fans for saying the league isn't over should remember the 15 point swing when Lennon won it.
The attitude that it's over is complacency. until it's won then it ain't over.
As for the injuries, these players ain't going to hit the ground running the minute they are back. they have been out to long for that to happen.
Imo it has to be the strongest 11 every game.
No more gambles. this is our best chance for 10 we can't blow it.

{Ed007's Note - If someone offered me a win and a lose I'd tell them to pi$$ off and give me the 2 wins that I know we're capable of, or a draw in Russia at the very least.
So you think Aberdeen and TRIFC can go the rest of the season without dropping points - even though they've still to play each other - the same Aberdeen that were beaten by Hibs and the same TRIFC that shipped three goals to Accies at the weekend? We're 9 points clear with 11 games to go and anybody that thinks we won't win the league is talking total bollocks, that's not criticising them btw, that's just a fact.}

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19 Feb 2018 11:53:47
Ed I have been trying not to comment on the people who are saying the leagues not finished because I couldn't be bothered arguing with the panick merchants. But you just hit the nail on the head there mate.

{Ed007's Note - It's nothing but negative twaddle, Kev.}

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19 Feb 2018 11:55:04
I never said we wouldn't win the league but the next 3 league games will tell us how comfortable or anxious the run in will be.
We win them and it's done we drop points and it who knows.
We are dropping points regularly now so you can't say for certain that trend will not continue.
I will make judgement on if it's done after the next 3 games.

{Ed007's Note - I never said you said we wouldn't win the league, it was you that brought up the fans that are saying it and I addressed that.}

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19 Feb 2018 12:29:48
Well I can make my judgement now. It's done and was done before we even kicked a ball this season.

{Ed007's Note - I'll even go as far as to say we'll win next year's league too, Kev (yes)

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19 Feb 2018 12:51:09
Ok. once you two are finished with your crystal ball can I get it for the lotto numbers. 🤣🤣.

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19 Feb 2018 12:51:48
I'd take a 2-1 loss in Zenit. Although would rather we won both games. Just hope the fitness levels are there on Sundays conveniently arranged fixture and we don't have to put up with foul play tactics from the sheep shaggers.

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19 Feb 2018 12:59:57
So the scenario to ‘blow’ the league.

Lose 3 of the remaining 11 games and draw another.

Let’s look at Aberdeen, bottle crashes in the pressure games. They just can’t win the games that matter.

That leaves the Sevies as the most likely ‘challenger’.

11 games and they’ll most likely need to pick up maximum points, having to win against us at Ibrox and Celtic Park.

Unbelievable nonsense to suggest anything other than a 7th successive title for the hoops.

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19 Feb 2018 12:43:35
Jungle John you do realise we can still qualify if we lose in Russia?

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19 Feb 2018 12:57:40
ha ha ED007 I was waiting on you biting back at all those nay sayers, and this "are you a season ticket holder" to justify their point of view is nonsense.
We all know Sunday was poor but most fans put it behind them and move on.
I am looking forward to next season already, as when all the injured players are back added to our new signings and returning players like Christie we should have a full squad able to interchange with no dropping in performance, I hope.
Can these negative posters not understand that Brendan was looking towards the next 2 games Zenit and Aberdeen, and needed to give the likes of Tierney, Simonovic, Lustig etc some down time to avoid more injuries or exhaustion.
People seem to forget also that european games takes it's toll mentally and physically, so the players need to be protected. Travellling to Russia playing a hard game, travelling back then having to travel again to Aberdeen will tax our players. Trust Brendan and our medical staff to look after our players.

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19 Feb 2018 13:12:25
I take the win in Russia cause we'll win the league anyway HAIL HAIL.

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19 Feb 2018 14:49:46
Ed I agree 8 is already in the bag tae.

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19 Feb 2018 15:33:38
I would take a win or a draw in Russia every day of the week. We have 2 games against Rangers and if they ate to get close they need to win both those games otherwise they have no chance. They might get 1 point over the 2 games. Do think they will finish second. Aberdeen won't get close.

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19 Feb 2018 17:36:55
9 points clear, 18 to play for i think, sheep and servco need to win all 6 to get to 70 points, we are at 61 points, tic need 10 points from 6 games. chillax, no squeaky bum time yet. win by 1 point or a 100 points, its a win win. but would be nice to do it in style as always. lol hail hail. Zenith will be a different team on Thursday, our away record not so good, but as long as we get the formation right again and hopefully steal a goal, we can't concede to many obviously. take a draw or as bravetart86 says 2-1 would be nice. h. h.

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19 Feb 2018 20:37:45
doh. forgot the split. still won it.

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19 Feb 2018 11:08:44
Ed what's your take on all the negativity on here? We are top of the league by 9 points. Have won a cup and are on track for treble and are still in Europe. I think that's it and BR has to go according to some. I mean EVERY team is stronger, there is and higher calibre of manager in the league now. No matter it's just not good enough to be doing as well as we are. Have an opinion fair enough but some of the comments on here are out if place even full if the wine.

{Ed007's Note - As I said on a thread last night, Kwaj, there's always a bit of a negative reaction when we don't win easily by a few goals. Even though I think a lot of it is an over reaction everyone's entitled to their opinion. I'm more a glass half full type of guy and can understand why Rodgers made the changes he did with the squad flying out today - AND even though it obviously didn't work out the way any of us wanted I think all the talk about not winning the league etc is ridiculous.}

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19 Feb 2018 09:57:30
I know a draw at the weekend isn't the end of the world, far from it, but i can't get my head around why the players on the park at the weekend almost seemed happy with a draw, youd think they would want to go out and prove a point to Rodgers, they proved a point to him it was just the wrong one. Hopefully we get the squad back to as close to full fitness as possible over the next few weeks.

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19 Feb 2018 21:12:15
Eq93, why do you think the players yesterday didn't want to show BR that they were good enough to play for Celtic and to prove a point .
In the season 66/ 67 Dundee United beat Celtic 3-1 home and away . Do you think Celtic players didn't want to show J Stein they could beat Dun Utd especially in the second game .

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