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16 Sep 2018 14:59:20
Guys I have to disagree with people writing that no one will challenge us. Fact. teams have adopted a certain style this season ( i know only 5 games in ) to combat our attacking style, but if we are being totally honest this has been ongoing since last season where performances either weren't good enough or we lacked creativity to put teams away considering we have the majority of possession in 99% of games domestically.

ED has highlighted this a lot of the time when we were all bumping our gums about the defence, the hard facts were that we did not score as many goals compared to season before and by a fair bit. Our main challenge just now is putting teams away by putting the ball in the net and until we start doing that then teams will continue to do what they are doing and getting results like Friday night's. Personally the 3-4-2-1 doesn't work for me as we end up with Brown and Ntcham taking the ball 5 yards from 3 centre halfs which is limiting the number of players in advanced positions to hurt teams.

Add to that Forrest and Tierney also responsible for defensive work as wing backs for me results in a system that's no suiting us. Hopefully we can find a solution very soon. griff and French eddy up top for starters would help.

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16 Sep 2018 15:54:57
I have said many many times in here when people have a go at the defence that's not our main issue.
Our main issue is our attacking play, we do not vary it enough and now we have no physical presence either.
We have forrest on 1 side while playing well crossing is not a strong point.
We have lost our partnership of KT/ Sinclair on other side.
Eddy is clearly not a penalty box striker but like Samaras likes grass to run into.

When teams pack it like St. Mirren do we struggle to find a way at times.

BR said on International weeks he likes to reflect and think, well I not on his level obv but our set pieces are poor why not try some new things.

Why not try another way of breaking teams down, if it means long ball so be it (not all the time obv) .

Why do we need 16 passes to cross the half way line?

When a team attacks us let's turn it over quickly and counter attack, also why not LET teams attack us sometimes as we can be lethal on the break and team in the SPFL can't cope with us when we have space to run into (see sevco game) .

When teams have set piece against us (yes ok defend properly) but why not set up to have players in counter attack positions.

Look at Liverpool they are always ready to pounce, why can't we?

We would rather make 20 passes before we do and by then opposition team is all behind the ball its not rocket science that's its more difficult to score cos of this.

16 Sep 2018 16:11:19
Agreed. definitely need 2 up front with the way teams are sitting in against us.

16 Sep 2018 17:14:00
Going to be difficult to play 2 up front over an extended period as we only have 2 strikers.

16 Sep 2018 17:49:38
Why don’t they try and sign an experienced centre forward who is a free agent, might be good support to eddy and Griffiths, sure their must be at least one or two out there.

16 Sep 2018 20:59:00
I would like to see a 4-3-3, with Sinclair getting a run as a left wing forward, and agree I'd like a good penalty box striker, who can header the ball, maybe not Rodgers style (and although I'm not comparing us to Barcelona, but it's sometimes a bit pass pass pass like they were at times) , a ball into a big man could give us something different. Not sure what free agents would be about and don't want another Carlton Cole, but a big rough em up type guy would often help. Is John Hartson not up for a return?

16 Sep 2018 21:01:00
If we take long shots from the likes of Rogic and Ntcham players like Griffiths and Forrest should be on the keeper immediately I'm case he spills it. That pressure would surely pay off.

17 Sep 2018 15:19:58
I hope B R brings in Rayman99 and Henrik's Tongue to work with the first team squad, the day before every match . Celtic might win as many SPL titles as Liverpool have won EPL titles.

17 Sep 2018 18:12:24
Surely we can offer contracts to Sako and Traore until the end of the season. Something different to what we have and freshen things up a bit. Traore being the target man option as he's 6ft 8" and may be what we need for set pieces. Sako offering height width and pace. Both would have a field day in our league. Agree with DesH as much as it would be ideal to play 2 up front we are an injury away from a crisis which would make more sense to sign up a free agent CF as cover until the end of the season while we decide on who to go for.

17 Sep 2018 18:48:41
Your right chris we could help with coaching lol while u could coach them on how the refs are all biased against us.
I wonder which one the players would appreciate more.
Get back in your DeLorean car mate.

17 Sep 2018 22:08:12
Look at Liverpool? Why?

Finalists in Champions League and then went on to spend £168m.

And you wonder why we can't counterattack like they can.

A grip needs to be gotten.

we will win the league - I have no doubts - we have a far better squad than everyone. True they are chaning their style to combat ot stregnths - but Hearts will get beat by St Mirren, Hibs got beast by Livi., Aberdeen will get beat by everyone - and ragers had their worst start in how many years.

we aren't invincible - but we are far better than the rest of the pile - frustrated by lack of transfer activity - especially in defence - yes defence. But we still are better than all before us.

Depresssed we didn't see the warning signs and stregnthen to ensure continued run in the cl but that's life. don't expect much this year in EL - but Im hoping Lawwell will see what not spending does to the bottom line and invest for success,

18 Sep 2018 17:41:14
Rayman, you know as little about me, as you know about Celtic .
It doesn't seem to hinder you posting about either .
For future reference I don't want to be associated with you as mate.



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