18 Dec 2016 20:42:54
Is it just me that thinks that even though we're grinding out results over the last couple of games, we're a wee bit off the boil from where we were a short time ago? Yes the points are what matter at the end of the day but we had been treated to some rather special football on the home front for quite a while and it appears to have slipped a bit.
I'm not complaining, the bhoys are giving everything. HH.
18 Dec 2016 21:31:26
At the moment we are playing a lot of matches in quick succession, which means we have to make a few changes for each game which in turn affects the continuity of our play.
It looks to me as if the powers that be are determined to have every club having played the same number of games before the break in January, I can't for the life of me see why this matters, there are only 13 days of the year left, yet in that time we have to play 4 matches, we can't realistically play our strongest team in all these games, so performances are bound to suffer.
I don't know who this mid season break is supposed to benefit, but it's certainly not us supporters, who because of it, have to watch weaker teams being put out, as usual fans are the last people that are considered in these things.
18 Dec 2016 22:47:33
I am both delighted and grateful that we have remained unbeaten - and have won so many games on the trot.
Between the demanding and draining CL schedule and the log-jam of December fixtures, I am absolutely convinced we would have struggled for such consistency in previous seasons with other managers.
Enormous credit must go to the manager and players and although we have faded a little in recent games, the points keep mounting up, while rivals are kept at a distance.
The team changes will affect consistency to a certain degree, but we are still creating plenty chances and just need to persevere until our injured players return and the players who are out of sorts, get back to top form.
I also think that the other sides in the league are so inconsistent, they will probably drop a lot more points along the way and if we can get back to keeping clean sheets, we will even increase our lead.
Not getting complacent, but this is the most confident I have felt about a Celtic side for many years.
18 Dec 2016 22:54:27
I think our dip in performance is down to big players missing in recent weeks. Tierney Sinclair and Forrest and brown suspended has hindered consistency in selection and as a result performance. Hopefully they will be back on the boil soon.
18 Dec 2016 23:57:15
Think its probably an effect of going out of europe, sort of a deflationary affect, like a hang over it will wear off, hope Brendanccomes to realise that LG and Dembelle have to play in the same team, only by playing consistently they will grow into a tremendous cpmbination, this will tell what dort of manager Brendan really id.
18 Dec 2016 22:49:00
We have played 12 to 20 more games than most teams aswell with European and cup games. I still think we are playing good we are just losing concentration at certain points in games usually towards the end. there hasn't been a game we weren't the better team but over all I am enjoying our team and performances.
19 Dec 2016 07:23:36
Don't think Brendan will play both strikers.
19 Dec 2016 13:34:14
Why do the HAVE to play in the same team?
If you change to 2 upfront we need to lose something from midfield or defence.
We are winning games and scoring a fair amount of goals in this system.
To change it unnecessary would be daft in my opinion.
19 Dec 2016 21:44:32
Celtic are looking soft centred and heavy legged in the central defence area, and the point about concentration has already been well made
Tomorrow night will be interesting as Patrick looked a handful against hearts ( albeit an uncertain unsure hearts ) !