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18 Feb 2018 13:21:46
Any news on Armstrong, Roberts and Griffiths? It's been a long, long time since we saw wee Paddy in particular and the three of them have missed a lot of football this season and must be bursting to get involved in the run-in.

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15 Feb 2018 16:20:51
Although I am not expecting too much tonight, due to the goalkeeping and defensive weakness and the limits forced upon us due to a horrendous injury list; it is still fantastic to be back in Europe and especially in the 'latter stages' of KO ties.
James Forrest has been immense for us in big games and although his hat-trick maybe came a game too soon ha ha, - he could still be a big threat and catalyst for the other forwards, to return to form
Zenit may not be a glamour club, but they do have a formidable and experienced manager and as far as I know, a couple of multi million pound players, but we have faced much bigger and better and if we can reproduce the urgency, style and energy of the Bayern game, we may have a wee chance?
Whatever happens keep the faith and remember the only other Scottish clubs in Europe are in Paul Laurie's golf bag.

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1.) 15 Feb 2018 18:42:22
🤣🤣🤣 liked that last bit OAB! Brilliant 😂😂.


 

 

11 Feb 2018 10:26:52
As much as I detest Levein, I would like BR to be more outspoken at times, fighting our corner.
I appreciate most of the huge injury list we have are not down to bad fouls, but every week there is a vendetta against Kieran Tierney in particular by almost every opponent and it is very fortunate he has not been crocked.
Referees are turning too many blind eyes and letting 'assaults' go unpunished against several of our players, while all the media focus on, is the behavior and conduct of our own captain, Scott Brown while others seem to carry a 'free-pass' for repeated foul play
and what about a strong statement and stance - banning that Sevco Scribble the DR from our ground indefinitely while we're at it.

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1.) 11 Feb 2018 10:43:52
Did you see what there keeper did to dembele yesterday fly kicked him after he had won the ball uncontested had that been the other way round straight red and no questions asked.


2.) 11 Feb 2018 11:16:18
Brendan has spoken out publicly about some of the abuse Kieran gets especially the boy from Motherwells assault on him he's also had a go at some of the pitches and he just bit back at the clown Levien the other day.


3.) 11 Feb 2018 12:29:05
Gordo87 our keeper got away with a few of them the last couple of seasons.


4.) 11 Feb 2018 13:21:48
Aye kev but at least ours got booked and free kicks giving against him.


5.) 11 Feb 2018 14:33:28
Naw he got away with some crackers. Couple he should have walked for.


 

 

10 Feb 2018 15:53:23
I said to my cousin after last season's cup final that we may never equal such an achievement, when you consider all the factors/ ingredients:- new and rejuvenated players in top form, high tempo football and plenty of goals all through the team.
Obviously, we have rarely reached the heights of last term, but we are through to the 1/ 4 final of the SC, successfully defended the LC and 8 points ahead in the title with 12 games to go and in the KO stage of the EL - albeit a very tall order to progress on current form and injury situation?
However; as a supporter in his 60's I will never slag-off a team that are clearly struggling for form, consistency and confidence, while we are still so successful.
I have seen too many lean years, poor teams and unworthy players over the decades to lambaste the team during one of our clubs most dominant periods.
Yes, we need to cut out the stupid defensive mistakes - how long have we been saying that - but we had a superb display today from James Forrest and although he has his ups and downs, he was immense today and carried us through.
There are a few others that need to tidy up their game and we have nearly a whole team to come back from injury, so keep the faith. HH.

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{Ed007's Note - Great post that, OAB (clap)


1.) 10 Feb 2018 16:13:38
Echo that oab too many doom n gloom posters on here. I grew up through the hun 9iar and loving every minute of what’s going on just now. Im at most games (no slant on anyone else) and like u say it’s hard to reach the heights of last season but statistically it’s been a success. Look at the history of Scottish football says it all that in our history we have only won 4 trebles yet we’re on the cusp of b2b trebles. As for Europe the aim was and always is Europe after Xmas so it’s a successful season already. Win lose or draw we’re glasgow Celtic get behind the team and enjoy what being a Celtic supporter brings
Hh 🍀.


2.) 10 Feb 2018 16:32:00
I said at the end of last season's remarkable achievements that one caveat was that it would be hard to replicate. Not great at the moment, but it's ****ing brilliant considering where we were in my early memories of the early 90s.


3.) 10 Feb 2018 16:36:53
I don't think the chopping and changing thus season has helped. Injuries have been terrible and cost us a lot of momentum. Today at the back we were very shaky. I know its early but not sure what Charly will bring but hopefully once he gets some more game time he'll show us what he's made off. Players coming back will hopefully make us stronger but tfe next round off the cup, if away will be dicey.


4.) 10 Feb 2018 17:05:33
Jimmy Forrest was outstanding today and no matter how we go about games, we are winning them. I think Archibald is doing a decent job with Thistle but even he would have been surprised today with the score. We were never in any danger but I am getting a wee bit peed off with Sinky. Perhaps a spell on the sidelines would gee him up a bit
Onwards and upwards, we're through to the next round.


5.) 10 Feb 2018 17:46:24
In my opinion it would have been absolute folly to think we could replicate the outstanding form we produced last year. Yes, we've lost our rythm this season, but could we have envisaged the horrendous injuries we've been hit with to first team players? Forrest was immense today, and good to see Rogic back in the fold. The rest aren't far away hopefully, and a nice wee home tie in the draw tomorrow will give us a great chance of btb trebles.


6.) 10 Feb 2018 18:31:25
Great post oab
I think sometimes we use forums like this to vent frustration and not just having a go.
Every one of us has been shouting for additions to defence as we know where we are weak. That has not happened and we obviously are not privy to what goes on behind the scenes.
I am sure if we can see it BR can and is working on it.


 

 

03 Feb 2018 15:58:05
Gordon
Lustig, Boyata, Commper, Ralston;
Roberts, Rogic, Ajer, Armstrong;
Griffiths, Hayes.

Maybe need a few more beds in the treatment room?

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01 Feb 2018 12:20:02
Cheers Ed007 - once again - for all your time and effort over the past few 'windae' days (and all year long) covering all things Celtic.
I don't access other rumours sites, but I imagine this must be one of the busiest, with all the regular posters and live-chatters and I have seen a good few new 'members' joining the banter recently, so you must be doing something right.
Personally I'd be lost without it.

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{Ed007's Note - Thanks, OAB, I try my best... most days :-D


1.) 01 Feb 2018 14:57:12
Chinese market still open till end of feb. Ed mibee you can keep us up to date, if you want to keep your hand in the transfer markets, as they seem keen on SPfl second rate players.

Think its £9m bid now that sevcos knocked back for Morelos. that mob must be rolling in cash.


 

 

 

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30 Jan 2018 11:59:16
I've posted before about the treatment being dished out to KT EVERY week without an ounce of protection from the establishment and am worried that we could have another serious injury at any time.
Would like BR to make an issue of this publicly and frequently before we have half a team on the treatment table.

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27 Jan 2018 12:36:48
Rogic has undoubted talent and ability, but has been injured far too often and misses far too much football.
Not only is he injury-prone, but his recovery time is far too long and as much as I rate him, we can't rely on him being fit and avail.
McGregor is only playing because Armstrong, Rogic and Roberts are not available and he has been very disappointing for weeks, although on his game he can contribute with a goal or two.

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20 Jan 2018 14:46:10
Think this is the most injury absences we have had in BR's reign and of course we have lost Eric and Liam as well so we are down to the bare bones - but still plenty of Internationals and quality to do the job.

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14 Jan 2018 12:15:36
It's been a nightmare season for the wee man considering he had virtually no pre-season preparation and this contributed to his injuries and stop-start second spell.
He has proved what he can do when fit and confident and I would be delighted if we could secure PR on a long term deal.

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05 Dec 2017 18:59:40
A team (and bench) named for attacking and getting the job done.

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18 Feb 2018 17:10:19
Today was another reminder that we cannot chop and change a winning formula, especially after playing so well all over the park.
It happened after the Hertz game and we lost to Kilmarnock and here we are again, dropping needless points at home to weak opponents.
Last season we were able to shuffle the pack as-and-when-required as the squad were on top form, full of confidence - and unbeatable.
However, we are still lacking the consistency and performance that we are more than capable of and the amount of chances we miss each week are a cause for concern as well.

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16 Feb 2018 18:26:35
Although I worry about De Vries and realise we have to sort out a long term solution; I believe - like his team mates - he was excellent and the huge performances all over the pitch sends out a message to currently injured, more established, senior players that there is a very healthy competition for places every week.
Great to see Dembele looking 100% once again and McGregor obviously benefited from his 'rest' (as he was struggling a few weeks back) and seems to always link up very well with his buddy, the in-form James Forrest and knows where the goals are.
Musonda will gain a lot of confidence from his appearance and contribution, while Eboue and Ntcham ran the show assisted by another captain's contribution by Broony.
I'm running out of superlatives for KT, but he is irreplaceable at present and a future captain of Celtic and at the back Ajer is gaining respect and stature each week and Simunovic more than made up for his recent lapses with a commanding display.
Lustig may not be as mobile, or fit as last season and although he doesn't give us what KT does on the left, he was solid all night.
The only thing we might have improved on - apart from another goal or two - was set pieces and corners and we must have players at the club who can deliver a dead-ball to good effect?

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16 Feb 2018 12:14:41
It must have done wonders for their confidence, being able to totally control a pressure game and being rewarded for all their energy, fight and skill, with a tremendous goal.
It also reminds us of what a great manager we have, who - with so many players missing - was able to mastermind/ motivate a victory against one of the most experienced managerial opponents in Europe.

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16 Feb 2018 11:08:53
I think there were so many on top form that it was easier to praise the team than even try to single out individuals.
I have rarely seen a more complete performance from a Celtic side in Europe from back to front and the confidence that must bring the manager and players is a real boost for the rest of the season.
No-one is saying we are through to the next round; but whatever happens, we know that we have some great players, fabulous potential and even more talent that are champing at the bit from the sidelines, dying to get back into contention for medals, trophies and many more nights like that.

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14 Feb 2018 21:19:58
I really worry about the goalkeeper and defense as although I was a big critic of Gordon - De Vries is definitely not an improvement and has lost three goals already in two games, albeit with a tissue paper defense in front of him. In my opinion Bain is too much of a gamble, so Dorus has to have as much protection and experience to help him:-
De Vries
Lustig Simunovic Ajer Biton Tierney
Forrest Brown Ntcham McGregor/ Eboue
Dembele.

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