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28 Mar 2021 20:13:03
What a total mistake we made by paying £5m for Barkas instead of signing Marshall for free.

{Ed007's Note - And then people could moan that we took the cheap option and signed a free rather than investing in a GK.}

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28 Mar 2021 20:40:23
That’s true if you don’t take into account Marshall’s mistakes for the goals Scotland have conceded this week.
First goal on Thursday and tonight’s goal.

Ask, anyone who wants Steve Clarke at Celtic is a moron.

28 Mar 2021 20:54:02
There has to be so reason for barkas being so poor. Report where it true or not are saying not been able to be or see his family during the C.V. it a major factor for his poor form. Not sure how true that is but surely he can't be as bad as he has been this year. Big decision now for the new management team to stick or twist.

28 Mar 2021 20:48:52
Jonboy, the gift of hindsight is a great thing.

However, all the club can do is scout a player properly and if after they have carried out their due dilligence and they think he is good enough to play for Celtic then they are correct in trying to bring him to Celtic.

From what I have seen of Barkas before coming to Celtic, I would say that he looked like a good goalkeeper and had performed at a high level.

Unfortunately, it has not worked out for him so far but one think is certain, the boy does have good ability.

{Ed007's Note - That's what I'm saying on the other thread with you, LAW, I don't doubt that Barkas is a good 'keeper but do you think people who have seen him play for years in Greece would say that he's a bad 'keeper now or just made a bad move for one reason or another?}

28 Mar 2021 22:00:36
I would imagine the people in Greece would still rate him as you say.

Obviously I am surmissing here but my guess is that the 10 in a row was massive to Lennon and he got the players either too hyped or too scared and that impacted on them. The fact we got a psychologist in during the season, would suggest there was something mentally bothering players.

This, added with C.V. restrictions and moving to a new country, would no doubt affect a player mentally. This is what I think happened to Barkas this season. Personally, I would not try and sell him this season and would give him another year to prove himself, assuming he wants to stay and rectify what happened this season.

{Ed007's Note - I totally agree about giving him another year under a new regime to regain his confidence with a clean slate. Between the YT videos and the fact Stevie Woods scouted him for 18 months and really pushed for his signing tells me that there's a good 'keeper in there. And don't forget Woods and Hammond convinced Lawwell to part with £5 million for him.}

28 Mar 2021 22:26:53
Agree with all that Ed.

28 Mar 2021 22:27:22
Jonbhoy genuine question what are you basing that on. Marshall has been piss poor the past 2 Scotland games, cost us again tonight.

28 Mar 2021 23:08:56
cant make up my mind if he is a good goalie that has gone bad or is a bad goalie that had a purple patch and now is reverting to type, might just be a confidence thing, but sometimes you never recover when your confidence is dented, as in Frank Haffey.

28 Mar 2021 23:12:47
Followed Greek football for a long time and imho Greece has never produced a good goalkeeper. Hence why the current No1 is a German lad!

Celtic should have kept Craig Gordon and reinvested the £5M on a centre back, but in saying that they would have probably bought Duffy!

29 Mar 2021 08:19:18
I have seen Aek Athens a few times at my brothers house and Barkas look liked a great keeper I was delighted when he signed, I think as previous posters have said, being away from home and not seeing his family along with being stuck in his house on his own has probably played some part in his poor season I think he should get a clean slate and have a complete do over.

29 Mar 2021 08:31:29
OK mitigating circumstances but for god sake make a save son. anything just make a save . the first time I saw him my first reaction was he doesn't fill the goal and he doesn't.

29 Mar 2021 11:15:06
Mally, I agree he has been shocking this season and he needs a massive improvement.

While I think he deserves another chance, I do not want to risk going into next season with the 3 gks we have and we need to replace one of them.







 

 

 
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