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31 Mar 2018 17:42:27
Had to give my ticket away today due to work commitments so can't comment on today's game but here's my thoughts. Albeit we have a game in hand but the facts are that the Huns have scored one goal more than Celtic while acknowledging they've lost twice as many goals. But it raises a question about our belief in the superiority of our strikers including the £30M Dembelle compared to the Govanites front line and our criticism of our defence including me which the facts don't seem to reflect.

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31 Mar 2018 18:26:46
Good point, but would like to add to it, i see it that teams will park the bus against Celtic and make it difficult for us to get the chances in front of goal, but the other teams will try and open up and play against each other.


I would like to see out goal tally rise but happy where we are. Hail Hail.

31 Mar 2018 19:01:39
I agree with ypf; the amount of teams that come to Celtic Park or even play at home with 10/ 11 behind the ball this season is testament to what we achieved last season with so many high scoring victories, including two 5-1 wins against Sevco; although when the other eleven teams play each other, they rarely go all-out-defense and take points from each other (Sevco as a case in point losing to Hibs and Killie at home and drawing today.
There are other factors, in that we have had very long injury absences to both our main strikers and attacking midfielders and form issues with others who were firing in goals last season.
The cream always rises to the top and although we would all love to see us scoring for fun and hammering teams like today for example, we did play very well and totally controlled a comfortable win with Armstrong showing some real class and Sinclair looking more like his old self.
Dembele has come back well recently and has scored in five of his last six (apart from the 0-0 at Motherwell) and has been getting back to form - never be mentioned in the same breath as Morales who has come off second best to Moussa every time we play them.
The defense looks better with Lustig, Ajer, Hendry and KT and while Simunovic may get another chance, I would hope Boyata is released in the summer as he has clearly went backwards.
Apart from that we have Griff, Ntcham, Roberts and Musonda champing at the bit for a game as well, so look on the bright side.

31 Mar 2018 19:02:45
Dembelle was out injured for a good while.

31 Mar 2018 20:26:40
Jfp. our two main strikers have been out long spells in a stop start season for them . they have each played in ecxess of a thousand minutes less than the sevco two top scorers. come the end of the season with another probable treble . i know which id rather have and it would not be having the top individual scorer title . our defence or rather certain defenders aren't really bad players as such but can't cut out sliiy individual errors .

31 Mar 2018 20:34:20
I don't get that logic, permutation or even index linking it to us

For anyone to think that Rangers are close to us because of one stat beggars belief as was pointed out on live chat today they could easily end up finishing FOURTH and have a fight on now to finish second!

31 Mar 2018 21:03:05
Some people go to a great length to create a negative where none exist . One basic reason for shortage of goals ( if there is ) is the fact that we have played 12-14 non SPL matches more than other teams . We won domestic treble last year and with summer Internationals most of our better players had a mere 3 weeks break between seasons . It just shows that some of our fans would want a minimum 3 nil victories each game with a splattering of 5 and 6 nil victories scattered in between . Our fans are very demanding.

31 Mar 2018 23:13:31
No negativity here Chris merely stating facts which don't lie albeit some good points made above with respect to teams sitting in against us and our two main strikers being out for much of the season. By no stretch of the imagination was I suggesting they are close to us in fact one of main points I was making is that our defence obviously isn’t as bad as many of us me included have suggested given they’re the principal reason we’re in the position we’re in particularly with strikers being out. Therein lieth the basis of my point. Happy and Blessed Easter to all my fellow Timmites! ☘️.

01 Apr 2018 12:58:08
We’ve been poor at finishing this season. Far too many chances are missed. We need to be able to score more than any other team, not to can’t be ignored. The main reason is we are just missing too much.

02 Apr 2018 14:03:46
Facts do lie, as bare facts don't tell the whole story . It often takes people's opinion rather than hard facts to give a true picture of what figures are telling .
We have scored a lot less goals this season, could it be down to the very busy season last season ( playing 60+games ) a three week break for many of them, and then playing 12 to 14 matches more than others before Hogmanay .
Some people might sneer at that, but let us look at the form of S Armstrong, last season brilliant, most improved Scottish player in Scotland . This season only a shadow of himself, out since start of January for about 10 weeks and on Recent form cackle to and maybe better than last season. Was it the rest that made Armstrong so brilliant, or is it a flash in the pan . Do our better players need a decent break? Will k Tierney benefit from his break?







 

 

 
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