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16 Dec 2018 18:19:35
Will get slaughtered for this on here but hey ho. Brendan signings have not improved the team. If you go through our squad not many players who he has bought are first team picks.

Goalkeeper Gordon already here. Brendan signing no improvement

RB Lustig. Brendan signing no improvement RB

CH Boyata Benkovic. 1 out of contract and other a loan. Brendan signing no improvement.

LB Tierney. Brendan signing no improvement

Midfield Brown, McGregor, Christie and Rogic. Could argue on his day Ntcham improves team.

LW Sinclair. Good signing not been his best this season.

RW Forrest. Brendan signing no improvement

CF Eduardo. Good player very young and raw. Big price tag for us.

Only real success was Dembele.

Brendan has been excellent developing the players and we play some excellent football. Worry about our signing policy. Is it our scouts, Lawells budget policy. Not sure but this window coming up is massive. HH.

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16 Dec 2018 18:49:09
Said on here after the summer window that I felt the board has backed Rodgers but the majority of his signings have been woeful.

I've always been a firm believer in playing the strongest 11 everytime including keeping the same formation.
I can understand forced changes being made due to injuries and suspensions. That's twice now in as many weeks we made either changes to the starting 11 or formation and we have dropped points to Motherwell and Hibs. If we were playing Barcelona or a Juventus then fair enough I could understand a formation change but in the SPL c'mon?

It was back to sideways and backwards paasing again. I don't think that was a coincidence with Brown and Ntcham back in the team, we look very flat and slow with those in the midfield. Also our CB's just can't play a forward pass. Watching them trying to play out from the back is horrible and Hibs knew it is a weakness in us as you could tell by how high they pressed they were just waiting for one of our CB's to panic with the ball at their feet.

Edouard is never a No.9 and I think he's better out in the left.

16 Dec 2018 21:07:18
Rogers did not pick dembele either, he had been well scouted and contacted before rogers got the job.

One thing I must say is how many of the players that were here when he arrived have played their best football for Celtic though?

Rogers has improved the team and that can't be argued even if his signings haven't.

16 Dec 2018 21:20:39
Got to agree kev, there's is a vast improvement with a number of the players who were already here. A few of the signings have been poor but again too many have been "projects" when in reality we have needed to improve on what was already in the squad rather than end up bloated with average.

16 Dec 2018 21:47:05
Rodgers would have never built the squad Ronnie did. Team is going backwards. All our top players are all ronnies singnings.

16 Dec 2018 21:57:30
The double treble winning team that has already won the first trophy of this season and qualified for Europe after Xmas for the second year running is going backwards?

16 Dec 2018 22:17:33
After an 'invincible season' a double treble and another trophy already in the cabinet, it's almost impossible to maintain those standards every week - especially with so many injuries.
I agree several signings haven't worked out, but what about players that were already here that improved, like Forrest, Boyata, KT and McGregor and the improved stamina of Rogic/ Lustig?
Of course we need better quality rather than quantity, but it's not so long ago we were hammering every team in sight, scoring for fun and that includes last Saturday versus Killie.
Edouarde looks very short of confidence, energy and mobility, but the pressure on this guy is immense because of his price tag and the fact he has no other player to share the responsibility.
The goal he scored at Ibrox in the 3-2 game (and others) is testament to what he is capable of; but he needs support.
Sinclair is another one over-relied upon that is capable of better when fully fit and confident and I could mention others in the same context, that will come good because they know they can.
We are all disappointed about the last two games, but we should get behind the team throughout the rest of this month of almost 'hand-picked' fixtures and help get them back on track.

16 Dec 2018 22:21:14
The team that Rodgers inherited from Ronnie is now weaker in my opinion. Can only mean one thing. It's going backwards.

16 Dec 2018 22:31:33

Gave Brendan credit at the end of my comments about developing the players and we play some excellent football. Have 100% faith this is just a blip. Im concerned on transfer front.

16 Dec 2018 23:41:53
So with a weaker team Rogers is doing better 🤔🤔🤔.

17 Dec 2018 00:57:43
Every one is entitled to there opinion But I can't see how people can say its Rogers Fault yes we were really poor today terrible to be honest but I think some of our fringe players that were playing are not good enough when we have our best 11 out NO TEAM in Scotland can compete but when you have injures to more than 2 we get punished IMO.

17 Dec 2018 04:19:43
Surely this is a wind up. Yes our performances have lacked consistency. When we click we click very well. You wouldn't think this team on the spin have just delivered on the spin their seventh trophy and qualified for last 32 of a very hard group. Nope you definitely would not. We are going to lose games. and some days we might not turn up that, that was today. We will be fine.

17 Dec 2018 06:44:03
Undefeated season
Double treble
League cup in the bag
Euro football after Xmas

Going backwards?

What do you suggest hoppy - sack the manager?

Couple of bad performances and everyone is quick to judge.

17 Dec 2018 08:56:32
As a fan I have to say that if Celtic were winning every game 2-0, 3-0 etc I would quickly get bored. Of course I want them to win every game but the important word here is "game" and it is not a game if there is no possibility to drop points. One thing is to want to win but another thing is to think you have a divine right to win just by stepping out on the park. was wondering that if i would get bored is it possible that also the players could get bored winning all the time and allow complacency to enter.
Having said this I think the board have to decide if they want to spend money on go-go dancers and cheerleaders to accompany the disco lights or to strengthen the team.

17 Dec 2018 09:22:29
It wasn't hoppy that said we were going backwards IC.
Hippy I know you gave Brendan credit at the end on the post, I was agreeing with you.

17 Dec 2018 09:55:35
Island Celtic

If it was up to me i would try and extends Brendan contract. One of the best managers we've had. Development of players and tactically.

Have major concerns over or transfer policy. This isn't just down to Brendan as I stated in my first post. Scouting team, Clubs finances who knows but far to many bad buys for there not to be a underlying problem.

B. Rodgers signings:
M. Dembele
K. Toure
S. Sinclair
D. de Vries
C. Gamboa
E. Kouassi
J. Hayes
K. Benyu
O. Ntcham
O. Eduoard
P. Roberts
M. Compper
C. Musonda
S. Bain
J. Hendry
L. Morgan
E. Izaguirre
D. Arzani
F. Benkovic
Y. Mulumb

Read through that list and consider the money wasted. January is a massive window. HH.

17 Dec 2018 17:24:06
Roberts and dembele were not Brendans signings.
Robert just extended his stay and dembele was already in contact with Celtic before rogers signed.

17 Dec 2018 23:31:23
Sorry hoppy it wasn’t your post that said backwards
I reckon half those you listed get pass marks.



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