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07 Feb 2021 10:01:37
Our club has went from Having a giant in goals who would have caught that shot yesterday to having 2 keepers you could only be described as being on the small side. needs addressed in summer.

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07 Feb 2021 11:20:28
Just watched it again and Bain never even jumped. Maybe if Bain plays with Barkas on his shooders?!

07 Feb 2021 11:42:55
We spent £5m on Barkas and released Craig Gordon and couldn’t re-sign square jaw McGraw for whatever reason. If you list every act of self harm inflicted on the club by those in control and calculate the substantial sums of money spent to get us to where we are at the moment there is more than sufficient evidence to sack Peter Lawell, Nick Hammond and Neil Lennon.

07 Feb 2021 11:49:51
My friends now so good with the goalkeepers Enrico still cannot work out why Gordon got what he wanted he would have been safe pair of hands in goals this season.

Johnny Hayes Gordon and big Jozo should have been kept on for a season of this importance

Enrico is away for a walk with the dogs before sipping a few grape juices this afternoon. 🍷🍀.

07 Feb 2021 12:24:15
Gordon seems to be getting better in the minds of celtic fans the longer he is away.

07 Feb 2021 12:33:38
Better than Bain, Barkas and Hazard which is all that matters at this time in the context of this argument and one of the best shotstoppers I’ve seen in goals for Celtic.

07 Feb 2021 12:56:31
Jozo hasn't kicked a ball since rico.

{Ed007's Note - Simunovic is in talks with Bundeliga sides Augsburg & Stuttgart.}

07 Feb 2021 12:56:37
At the time releasing Gordon was the right move as he was not prepared to accept the contract we were offering.

Also, as Kev pointed out, loads of fans didn't rate Gordon and were often criticising him.

Forster was our number one choice in the summer but unfortunately we didn't manage to get the deal over the line. So we had to go resort to plan B.

At the time I was disappointed that we didn't get Forster but thought Barkas was a good signing.

For one reason or another it has not worked out so far. So I think we are been harsh criticising those in charge of the transfers on this occasion.

07 Feb 2021 13:22:58
I wasn't a Gordon fan as although he was a great shot-stopper, he was very eratic and rash and his distribution was pants.
However, we have three on the books at the moment who seem to be nowhere near what is required and that must be a priority this summer.

07 Feb 2021 13:45:30
You would think if the club signs foreign players they should be able to speak English.

{Ed007's Note - I'm not 100% convinced that Barkas can't speak English - maybe 90/95% lol. He was born in Holland to Greek parents but I can't find anything about when he left there for Greece though it does look like he played all his youth football in Greece. In fact just as I was typing that and looking about I found this:

07 Feb 2021 13:58:20
If Barkas went to school in Holland, he will know English. Most Dutch schools are bilingual over there.

Aussie Ray by your analogy club should not have signed Stilton Petrov or Nakamura then? Aye another belter from you.

{Ed007's Note - That's what I mean, Phil, he could have left Holland as a baby and just because he was born there he obviously has never identified himself as Dutch. I have a wee mate from back in the day and he was born in Singapore because his dad was in the army but that's it. His passport has that as his place of birth but he's as Singaporean as Isa from Still Game.}

07 Feb 2021 13:59:11
Why are fans still going on about Forster not being signed he didn’t want to stay he wanted to fight for his place at Southampton, let it go.

07 Feb 2021 14:12:21
Ed007 good chance that is case with Barkas. Its a shame though he is struggling to settle, I've watched videos on YouTube of him playing for AEK Athens and he looks the part.

Lol the bold Isa, every town has one of them lol.

{Ed007's Note - 👍 Stevie Woods scouted Barkas for 18 months and both him and Hammond were very vocal about signing him. I trust Woods' judgement with regards to Barkas ability but as you say he seems to be struggling to settle.
Maybe his situation is like Elhamed, outside of training he has nobody around him and because of CV he's not mixing with the squad and building that camaraderie. I mean you'd have thought Bitton would have reached out to Elhamed to help him settle and feel welcome.}

07 Feb 2021 16:51:57
Ed007 I agree, cv surely can't be helping him settle. When he signed he most likely thought that the whole cv fiasco would be over and he could get back to Greece to visit family etc.

I hope club stick with him for another season to assist him settling in and work on his confidence. In summer might be an idea for club to bring in another GK on loan for a season until Barkas is either upto speed or transferred if still can't settle.

{Ed007's Note - 👍



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