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18 Dec 2017 11:35:39
Every once in a while the club needs a reminder that it should not stand still and should be looking to improve, yesterday was that day. I have lost all faith in our ability to defend properly and this area must be addressed as a matter of urgency and i include the GK position in that. I said last week guys like Johnston Miller kouassi and Ajer should be used more regulary to give the team a bit of freshness and this surely must happen now as Hearts were first to every ball yesterday. The unbeaten run has been an incredible achievement and the manager and players deserve massive credit for it, it has taken its toll and i think this last month it has prevented us from making the required changes for fear of losing. I now expect a busier transfer window with both ins and outs.

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18 Dec 2017 12:32:21
The defensive chickens came home to roost big time. They have been clucking things up for a while now, but yesterday? Christ on a bike.

When we are as poor as that defensively and the rest of the team down tools then we are in big trouble.

Every goal was a defensive balls up.

We should have brought in a defence in the summer. The response seems to be a guy budging 33 who can't play in Europe.

Whoppee fecking do.

I know it is the nemesis of our financial model, but by feck do we need to spend money.

18 Dec 2017 12:40:59
Bang on magic every goal total balls up all preventable boyata at first jozo and Gordon and I still think if Gordon takes a step to the right before laffable hits it he'll save it.

18 Dec 2017 12:52:25
There is nowhere to hide for the board. They have to give Rogers more than a poxy £1m to sort that shambles out. Lustig is now too slow. Boyata is a bombscare. Gordon is a bombscare, Simo needs help and Tierney needs back up.

We also need a class midfielder capable of making things happen and injection real class.

The defence, or total lack of is the gaping wound though.

18 Dec 2017 14:26:59
Agree the defence is terrible at the minute and maybe the new guy just what we need but most of the oppositions chances come from poor kicking at the wrong time or passing from Gordon.

18 Dec 2017 14:53:42
I am sure BR can speak up for himself, regarding targets and where we really need to strengthen; however, some of our recent signings like Gamboa, Kouassi, Benyu and Hayes, have hardly featured at all, for one reason or another, while Ajer must be wondering what he has to do to get a regular game, while Hoddit and Doddit continue to falter.
Others like Rogic, Bitton, Ralston (when fit) and De Vries could surely do a job domestically, not to mention Henderson and Eric - who although might be out the door, are still picking up wages until the next transfer window at least?
We have probably relied too heavily on the nucleus of the squad - especially in key positions - and need to redress the balance.

18 Dec 2017 14:59:30
My opinion of Gordon has changed dramatically this last year I will be happy to see him replaced. I'd even take Boruc or Marshall back for 12-18 months and use that time to find a long term replacement or develop Hazard etc by getting them out on loan for a year.

18 Dec 2017 16:01:12
Boruc could easily do a job for a year to see how hazard develops. A know a lot of people go on about vorm for spurs but a don't watch epl so no idea if he's good enough. I'd take boruc or Marshall as u say Stan for the simple reason I know they can do better than gordon.

18 Dec 2017 16:35:56
I'm the same Steph I don't know anything about Vorm other than he has been very unactive. Boruc and Marshall have both been playing regulary and have vast experience. I know they are both in their 30s but either would do a job for us until we find someone long term. At CB would have loved a fit and well Steven Caulker.

{Ed007's Note - So why not just go out and buy someone long term for the GK just now or in the summer? If Rodgers and Lee Congerton don't have one or two GK's in mind it's a ridiculous dereliction of duty.}

18 Dec 2017 17:07:53
If we can find someone able to come in to fill the position long term in January i would be all for it Ed. It's very surprising more don't come through the youth system, have we had any youth player play in competitive games since the 90s other than Marshall or Kerr.

{Ed007's Note - Not as a GK that I can think of.}

18 Dec 2017 17:35:32
We all love big Lustig. The simple fact us he is slowing down and this season his distribution has been gash. I would keep him as back up.

The bottom line is that apart from Tierney they all need replaced. Although I think Simo has potential, but he us prone to injury and a risk as the main guy.

This ya T a reaction to Sunday. This is something all of us have been talking about since last season.

Times up and changes of quality are now essential.

Even our board must know the tin needs to take a tanking.

18 Dec 2017 23:23:28
What about Tim Krul from brighton.

19 Dec 2017 21:34:16
Anyone who thinks everything that was wrong with Celtic was down to defensive woes were not thinking of first two goals that set the stage for 4 nil .
Ist goal quick goal kick to Bogota who panicked when attack came to him . Bogota cleared to K Twho had started to race to other half and then he fell. Ball played into centre 25 yds out and Scot Brown only leaving goals, no challenge. Shot and goal.
Tierney and Brown as much to blame as any .
2nd Goal Bogata ran out and accross pitch who passed to McGregor who fell as the ball reached him . Brown didn't go to defensive area Bogota left and hence the off side Laverty scored off post .
Jojo mistake for 3rd goal stupid but also unfortunate and I have seen so called top c h just as stupid . Stupid mistakes will happen.



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