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19 Aug 2021 21:37:31
Would be great to see Tony Ralston being rewarded with a wee extension. Loving his change of form and hope it continues 👍🍀.

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19 Aug 2021 23:06:42
He has been totally (and unfairly) destroyed by most fans PC. Perhaps they're waking up to the lad's ability. HH.

19 Aug 2021 23:10:12
I think your wring, I think Ralston has improved under ange and his style of football suits ralston.

19 Aug 2021 23:26:02
marco, perhaps that's true. Fans still slated the lad big time though. They were killing him before he'd played a dozen games. HH.

20 Aug 2021 05:54:17
Fans will only say what they’re witnessing at the time. Ralston has been around the first team on and off now for the last 2/ 3 years. For whatever reason it’s never looked good but I think 99.9% of fans wether they rated him or not are big enough to admit his form this season so far has been outstanding. So much so that absolutely no way can the new RB coming in automatically take his place, but a new RB was imperative, as ange said we need competition in all areas of the pitch. As excellent as ralston has been the boy will need a rest at some point, especially if we make the Europa group stages, plenty of games coming around this year, especially if we’ve to be successful.

20 Aug 2021 07:09:30
He has never actually been given a run in the team till now, I can't remember him having this amount of games in the team before. A game here a 20 mins there, I also think that Ange has given him the belief and confidence that he can play at this level as he has done with other players.

20 Aug 2021 08:00:37
We can only go on what we see. Uptil now what w have seen from Ralston has been poor, now maybe Ange has put his arm around him and gave him confidence or they style of football suits Ralston I don't know but I hope his good form continues.

20 Aug 2021 08:18:24
Ralston still a young player at 22. Rodgers IMO a top coach seen a player their rewarded him at 18/ 19 with a 5 year contract.

Under Lennon Ralston went the exact same way as so many players, backwards.

Now under a second top coach Ralston who is only 22 is moving forward and looking like a player. Plenty to improve on but by no means. Waste of a shirt.

Anyone see a pattern. Think we compare too many young players to KT. He was a very quick maturer others take a few more years.

20 Aug 2021 08:20:32
JC speaking before the AZ game the other night commented that Ralston came through around the same time as Tierney. KT got a shot in the first team and the rest is history,

Ralston to me, prior to this season looked like he'd end up going out on loan to Motherwell or the equivalent but, as has been said, a good run of games (starts) with a coach who can install confidence in him and now he looks like a different player.

But form is temporary and despite the great start, would I take a Croatian international RB to fight for that place, in a heartbeat because competition can only be good for the team.

Our bench is paper thin and we'll need a squad to get back to winning trophies and titles but for the time being it's Tony's position to lose.

20 Aug 2021 09:08:22
Uninspiring loans to mediocre teams didn't exactly help. Fans can only wake up to a player's ability when he actually shows it. Long may it continue.

20 Aug 2021 09:18:59
Not given a chance run for whatever reason . he never let us down before but did look a little rough round the edges but imo a player was in there . were now looking like signing a relatively unknown / inexperienced scales when we have the bhoy Murray who looks to have plenty of potential and losing heijde though I think that's more to do with money or big yogi labeling hin
M the next vvd😁? . nothing against scales but is he going to go straight into the team? On the subject of players getting a chance going by the highlights of the b team Moffat and lawal don't look far away from stepping up to first team squad.

20 Aug 2021 09:46:05
No one would ever have thought Tony could perform like that, he was judged on limited game time and some poor loan periods, am delighted for him and juranovic will be good competition for him,

20 Aug 2021 09:51:35
As royjac says, he has only ever had a game here and 20 mins there, how can anyone make a sensible assessment of a player when his game time is so little and so infrequent?
Yet so many fans did. He was getting as much abuse as JK was getting and a lot of it wasn't pleasant. I said last year, let's give him a run of games and then say he's rubbish if his performances aren't good enough.
Ange has definitely helped him a lot since he came in, not because he has necessarily made him a better player, more because he has given him a proper chance, unlike his predecessor.
Thankfully the lad is showing up well and long may it continue. HH.

{Ed007's Note - Did you ever see Ralston play football before this season? 15 games at Dundee Utd - who turned down the chance to sign him - where he was dug meat, 24 games at St Johnstone - who turned down the chance to sign him too - where he was awful not to mention the diabolical performances for Celtic we all saw with our own eyes.
It was nothing to do with giving him a chance, he showed nothing in training or games to show he would ever be a regular for Celtic, he struggled at St Johnstone - Tony Ralston didn't do enough in 24 games for St Johnstone to sign him permanently and probably on a free.}

20 Aug 2021 10:16:39
I’ve posted that I didn’t think Ralston has enough football in him to be a Celtic fullback, but I’m very happy if he continues to prove me wrong. He’s been terrific for four or five games now, and he has a great attitude. Credit where credit’s due.

{Ed007's Note - 👍👍

20 Aug 2021 15:14:14
So ed007 do you think it is purely down to the fact Ange has given him the belief that he can perform at this level?
From the first time I saw him myself I liked him, I liked his tenacity.

{Ed007's Note - It's down to coaching and a manager telling him exactly what he needs to do during games.}

20 Aug 2021 19:30:43
Ralston is better than he gets credit for. Maybe he had poor coaching when he was on loan at Dundee Utd and St. Johnstone as well as poor coaching at Celtic.
He's showing he has bags of ability and that's my point. It ain't his fault if the last coach was shyt but he still got lambasted big time. HH.

{Ed007's Note - He's oonly shown any ability this season and anyone with a set of working eyes could see how poor he has played over the years - there wasn't one Celtic supporter stuck up for him or said he had any future at Celtic when he signed the years contract extension.}

20 Aug 2021 19:51:32
Some of us did stick up for him Mark. HH.

{Ed007's Note - I can't remember anyone sticking up for him or saying he had a future at Celtic. Everyone agreed he gave his all but would never be good enough for Celtic next you'll be saying you were routing for Rogic all along.}

20 Aug 2021 20:00:07
I said I thought the lad was being battered without giving him a proper chance in the Celtic first team. What he did elsewhere is neither here nor there.
And for the record I always thought Rogic was one of the best talents in our squad if we just could find a way to get the best out of him. Maybe Ange has. I don't see what your point is, I'm expressing an opinion and I think it's very relevant too. HH.

{Ed007's Note - Ralston was terrible for Celtic, St Johnstone and Dundee Utd - that's not an opinion, that's a fact. Not one single Celtic supporter wanted him to be first choice RB when this season started and every Celtic fan thought he wasn't good enough to be first choice RB let alone back-up.
I can't find your post where you said last year that Ralston should get a run of games to see what he can do - then you're saying that maybe Ange hasn't improved him it's because he's getting a chance 🤦‍♂️ My eyes don't lie, I know what I - and everyone else seen from Ralston pre-Ange and he was nowhere near good enough for Celtic.}

20 Aug 2021 20:32:29
OK then Mark, the lad's pysh, get him out. HH.



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