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16 Aug 2017 09:46:46
Well that was a load of smoke and mirrors total anti clinax hope for the boards sake we qualify or there will be questions asked about a major lack of ambition but vesudes that a think we'll qualify . but it could have been so much easier tho.

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16 Aug 2017 11:35:57
I can't get ma head round people complaining about the situation that has been made clear for yrs tho mally, even rodgers has came out and said that itll be this team that gets us through bud, im happy waiting to after qualification if it means a better quality addition, although as Ed touched on previously i wouldn't be happy if that was the only reason they were coming.

16 Aug 2017 12:26:33
There is zero lure in Scottish football so we have to use CL as our main bargaining tool - however because of the crap state of afore mentioned Scottish football we are always faced with three untimely qualifiers bang smack in the middle of a transfer window geared for maximum effect and benefit to players looking to make the best deals.
Therefore, no matter how much we criticise the board - and they have deserved in on many occasions - it must be extremely difficult to reach satisfactory transfer targets while these bloody windows hamper quick business.

{Ed007's Note - Sinclair, Dembele, Ntcham and Simunovic - plus many others - were all signed before CL qualification was over, so when was the last time we made a big signing after CL qualification was assured?
If you think the board are going to splash serious money if we qualify for the CL you're building yourself up for a major disappointment, it hasn't happened in the past so I don't see it happening this year either.}

16 Aug 2017 12:37:08
Anno mate but they talk about doing business early and here we are struggling for strikers where just one more addition would make life easier if grff pulls up tonight god forbid what have we got. qualify and the money's there its a head scratcher just don't get it.

16 Aug 2017 14:17:08
Once a bhoy. the windows are a constant we know when they start and finish . so the board have no excuses for not getting business done.

16 Aug 2017 14:20:52
I'm not defending the board one bit as they have sat on CL money in the past and will do so again, but I do think our league and the timing of the window makes it easy for players and 'selling' clubs to take their time.

16 Aug 2017 15:02:13
Worst case scenario we go out tonight we go into EL groups estimated 6 to 8 mill to be made we sold 53.000 st we shipped out the door over 20 players/ wages we took in 1.3 mill allegedly for emillio and potentially 5 to 6 mill if vvd moves i think a wee bit more could have been done unless his targets are just mot available.

{Ed007's Note - And if we go down to the EL will questions be asked of the manager?}

16 Aug 2017 15:02:50
The Board and BR will be on a huge bonus if we qualify and it's probably a lot more than the players bonuses. Hopefully 2or 3 quality additions are added if we go through.3or4 nil tonight as feeling optimistic!

16 Aug 2017 15:51:13
Ed anno where your coming from but think the questions will go to the board about backing him just now could paddy have been brought in now peter talks of spending 6 mill but it never happens.

{Ed007's Note - Ah right, it'll be the board's fault then. How have the board not backed him, because they haven't spent enough money for YOU? They bought Ntcham and his blue eyed boy Hayes, we brought in Benyu, did Rodgers not want them?
It was Rodgers in the papers talking about getting players in and settled for qualifiers, players that would improve us on the European stage - then started a team in Rosenborg with one new signing playing and that was only because of injuries - it was Rodgers that said Bitton could cover CB then went back on that saying he was maybe looking at a CB, it was Rodgers that said we didn't need a 3rd choice striker and played Forrest up front. If he had went to the board to sign players I'm sure the board and Lee Congerton would have done their best for him, just like they have done all along.
If Roberts could have been brought in he would have been, Man City and Roberts have a say in that too.
If we fail to qualify from this tie the blame will lie firmly at the manager's door. The squad will have regressed under him and that'll be through his decisions which he will stand or fall. The Ntcham deal will have cost more than £6 million when you take into account all the costs involved.}

16 Aug 2017 16:11:08
if the worst happens - then the target will be the board for apparently not backing the manager. However, BR has still managed to add and get rid of players in the close-season, although Hayes has been disappointing and Christie may have offered other options in attack? However it will be his team and tactics, that fans will judge over the two legs.

{Ed007's Note - How have the board apparently not backed Rodgers? There's absolutely zero proof of this.}

16 Aug 2017 16:14:19
Same p*sh different window really. Thankfully there are a lot of players already here that have more to come.

{Ed007's Note - And now it's time for them to step up, JT.}

16 Aug 2017 16:38:38
Hail Hail to that Ed, it could be a blessing in disguise (remember people wanting us to sign a LB before KT got his chance. It could be even be the plan to use the plethora of promising young players we have, something we've harped on for long enough. That said, one or two bits of proven quality wouldn't have been too much to ask would it. Time yet I suppose. 😧.

{Ed007's Note - The way people are going on you'd think we're playing Real Madrid tonight.}

16 Aug 2017 17:05:28
I'm confident we'll do the business over two legs. I think that alone speaks volumes about where we've come from. I remember the days of O'Neil where I wouldn't even bat an eye at the CL qualifying opponents. I feel pretty close to that now.

16 Aug 2017 17:54:45
Ed doesn't matter what the board do some people will still not give them any
Is it not the board that has led up to this dominant position in Scottish football?
Is the clubs success on and on the field nothing to do with them?

{Ed007's Note - No, Kev that's down to the Green Brigade ;)

16 Aug 2017 18:02:03
Spot on Ed. I have upmost respect fir whst BR has done but it was obvious we needed another striker and still do. If Ajar is not plsying centre back we need another. We will have over 60 games this season. BR would, like Ed says have been backed. I think he called this one wrong. We have not improved the aquad this window so far. Dembele out. Boyota out. Sinclair not doing it with no replacement. Griff semi fit. No Roberts. Bitton at Centre back? So apart from Ntcham what have we added in quality? We should still have enough against Astana but that squad needs some quality injected and not Hayes like players.

16 Aug 2017 18:06:06
We crow about how the mobs club is a shambles and how well run ours is.
But as the same time the people who are running the club get pelters.
Our club is one of the best run in the world.
That is because of the board.



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