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16 Aug 2017 00:24:33
So. we go with what we have. On a side note, am I the only one who would love to see Ronnie D get the Hearts job?

{Ed007's Note - Everybody should try and get that started as a rumour!}

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16 Aug 2017 00:35:11
I know, it's been ridiculous the last week. Anyways, think BR must be quietly confident of getting past Astana with what we have.

{Ed007's Note - He should be more than quietly confident imo.}

16 Aug 2017 07:47:41

Spoke to a Polish friend in my work who is a Legia fan and was over in Poland when they played Astana so saw both games.

He said Legia are miles away from the team that Celtic played a few years ago. He predicted we should beat Astana comfortably but said they have 2 decent strikers, both big and strong.

One other point is he said Astana defended pretty deep so don't be surprised to see them sit in tonight.

16 Aug 2017 11:53:50
Well that would be a fear of mine NB up against a big strong striker a hope homework been done then and Lustig or Ajer is the other CH (Y)

{Ed007's Note - A big strong striker like Rosenborg's Bendtner?}

16 Aug 2017 12:28:35
Lol Ed

Niall mentioned the word decent so that rules out Bendtner

To quote a friend of mine "Biton is ok in there @ SPL level" :-P (Y)

{Ed007's Note - And Astana, like Rosenborg, are no better than an SPFL team.}

16 Aug 2017 13:00:20
Fair enough Ed, But if they have got two big decent strikers and that is there plus side that suggests to me they are better than Connor Salmon and Kris Boyd surely?

{Ed007's Note - Astana's star man Patrick Twumasi - who is desperate to leave - has scored 34 goals in 108 appearances for them. I can't understand why people are being so negative about this tie while they are literally looking for reasons why we might get beat. And we all know there will be fans out there hoping Bitton makes a mistake that costs us a goal just so they can say they told us so.}

16 Aug 2017 13:33:25
Nobody on here wants Celtic to lose a goal Ed ( Unless UJ is making an appearance lol)

Prevention is better than the cure buddy an if that is his deficiency then surely there has to be a better option?

Naturally, I hope you are right and they are no better than an SPL mob (Y)

{Ed007's Note - You believe that if you want but I think there are people who would love something to go wrong in this tie just so that they can moan about certain players, the board, lack of investment etc. We seen them under Lennon and we seen them under RD so why would they change their way of thinking now?
Let's be honest, history shows that there's more chance of Gordon costing us than Bitton so why aren't people worried about the GK?}

16 Aug 2017 14:36:15
Agree Ed. BUT. I don't want anyone to cost us. end of. COYBIG.

16 Aug 2017 14:46:47
Well none of that applies to me Ed. In the minority me having stuck for CG since day one although I would have taken Chelsea's money off him

I like others think NB is good enough CH for the SPL but this area is where he is a let down IMO

I think we are frugal, book balancer's it cracks us up I know but I don't see that changing do you? Love or Loathe RD he was the cheap option at a time that suited us, they short changed us IMO with his appointment, sentiment in the fans changed and they went out and got BR when they needed to because the backlash was turning on them

Simple formula really IMO (Y)

{Ed007's Note - So if we don't go through surely we must start asking questions of the manager. Remember this is a team we played and drew away from home with last year with a defence of Janko, Ambrose, O'Connell and Tierney and beat at home with Janko, Lustig, O'Connell and Tierney in there.
We're playing a team that have won just 3 of their last 18 away European matches, drawing 3 and losing 10 and they failed to score in 8 of those matches. They started against Legia with 8 of the same players that faced us last year and people are worrying about Bitton maybe playing CB, what'll they moan about if Rodgers goes with Lustig and Simunovic, they'll probably start about what'll happen if LG gets injured early doors. The overall negativity in the support surrounding this tie is unbelievable.}

16 Aug 2017 15:26:13
I would need to agree with that Ed there is loads of negativity on here

My overview is simple that if we set out like that then that would be courting trouble if that is there strength mate

Watch this now Biton will step up and ping one of they humdingers and make me look daft or get the winner via a corner lol.

{Ed007's Note - I expect Aberdeen and Hibs to give us a harder game at home than Astana. As I said last night, they'll come here and park the bus looking to hit us on the counter attack, that's what they done against Legia, and it's what we're used to playing against week in and week out, Rosenborg done the same and even though we struggled they were never going to put us out.
If we keep our concentration and stick to the game plan tonight then we should take a comfortable lead over there next week.
It wouldn't matter who we had drawn the same people would be peddling the same negativity, why shouldn't we be confident of beating a team we beat last year considering the improvements in our squad and our tactics etc?}



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