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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
38 (32.2%)
Champions League Semi Final
1 (0.8%)
Champions League Quarter Finals
1 (0.8%)
Last 16
7 (5.9%)
Third in the group and Europa League
32 (27.1%)
Bottom of the group
39 (33.1%)

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straightred

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11130 on: April 19, 2017, 05:31:55 PM »
No fears at all for sunday, we are the better side, better players, better manager. Who cares we haven't been on a great run of form? we aren't losing games and the titles in the bag, only natural to take foot off the gas. can't wait to put them back in their place at the weekend, there is not 1 rangers player i would have in out match squad, not 1 we are superior in every way. we get an early one and well tank them, but the LC semi was as satisfying with a late winner :)

was thinking this as well. They don't have one player who would play for us. Even when we were at our lowest in the 90s we had the likes of mcStay and collins who would have walked into their team. I don't think the gap has ever been as big as it is now. Having said that we still need to go out an beat them but I'm fully expecting that we will.

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« Reply #11131 on: April 19, 2017, 07:34:55 PM »
Er little over a month ago Rangers drew at Celtic Park.Since then they've shown better form than Celtic.Given Brendan's inevitable and invariable piss poor ending to seasons,a Celtic win on Sunday is not in any way guaranteed
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11132 on: April 19, 2017, 10:57:39 PM »
If Celtic fail to win the Scottish Cup,that means Brendan has more or less matched Ronnie's first season,winning the League and League Cup.Albeit,Brendan did qualify (luckily a lot would say) for the Champions League group stages.Still given the vast difference in budgets both men worked with,it will hardly go down as a resounding success if the treble is not clinched this season.

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« Reply #11133 on: April 20, 2017, 07:05:58 AM »
Celtic should win. Depends on the ref, Collum, not letting them away with challenges like in the last game. Hopefully if they resort to those tactics Broonie does what he did to Boyce at the weekend. Their form coming into this game is very similar to the first three games this season under Warburton.

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« Reply #11134 on: April 20, 2017, 07:57:01 AM »
If Celtic fail to win the Scottish Cup,that means Brendan has more or less matched Ronnie's first season,winning the League and League Cup.Albeit,Brendan did qualify (luckily a lot would say) for the Champions League group stages.Still given the vast difference in budgets both men worked with,it will hardly go down as a resounding success if the treble is not clinched this season.

Brimg back ronny. It's the only answer to this terrible problem of going unbeaten all year domestically and  getting into the champions league group stages. It has to stop before itgoes too far ;D

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11135 on: April 20, 2017, 10:25:18 AM »
If Celtic fail to win the Scottish Cup,that means Brendan has more or less matched Ronnie's first season,winning the League and League Cup.Albeit,Brendan did qualify (luckily a lot would say) for the Champions League group stages.Still given the vast difference in budgets both men worked with,it will hardly go down as a resounding success if the treble is not clinched this season.

Brimg back ronny. It's the only answer to this terrible problem of going unbeaten all year domestically and  getting into the champions league group stages. It has to stop before itgoes too far ;D

 ;D well said Sir!

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11136 on: April 20, 2017, 10:26:18 AM »
If Celtic fail to win the Scottish Cup,that means Brendan has more or less matched Ronnie's first season,winning the League and League Cup.Albeit,Brendan did qualify (luckily a lot would say) for the Champions League group stages.Still given the vast difference in budgets both men worked with,it will hardly go down as a resounding success if the treble is not clinched this season.

And albeit (thusfar) an unbeaten league campaign....

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11137 on: April 20, 2017, 11:11:24 AM »
Yes, unbeaten playing the equivalent of Irish League teams every week.
Bravo

T Fearon

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« Reply #11138 on: April 20, 2017, 03:42:39 PM »
Exactly.Brendan Rodgers has thus far succeeded in meeting the minimum requirements.He is certainly undeserving of an inflated status for remaining unbeaten against other Scottish teams who are of a similar status to Cork City or Dundalk (in fact no Scottish team came close to matching Dundalk's Europa League campaign this season).Given Celtic's huge budgetary advantage and wage bill,no Scottish team should be capable of even giving them a decent game.

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« Reply #11139 on: April 20, 2017, 04:27:13 PM »
Exactly.Brendan Rodgers has thus far succeeded in meeting the minimum requirements.He is certainly undeserving of an inflated status for remaining unbeaten against other Scottish teams who are of a similar status to Cork City or Dundalk (in fact no Scottish team came close to matching Dundalk's Europa League campaign this season).Given Celtic's huge budgetary advantage and wage bill,no Scottish team should be capable of even giving them a decent game.

The beauty of football is that other teams do give them a game.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11140 on: April 20, 2017, 04:35:29 PM »
Celtic should win. Depends on the ref, Collum, not letting them away with challenges like in the last game. Hopefully if they resort to those tactics Broonie does what he did to Boyce at the weekend. Their form coming into this game is very similar to the first three games this season under Warburton.

Problem with that is you are depending on the referee being consistent.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11141 on: April 20, 2017, 04:39:07 PM »
Yes, unbeaten playing the equivalent of Irish League teams every week.
Bravo

Prize for most original post. The Scottish challenge cup included Irish league teams this season against the mighty lower league Scottish teams who duly dumped them on their erses but sure better to take your analysis from Simon Jordan and his like.

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« Reply #11142 on: April 20, 2017, 04:41:13 PM »
Exactly.Brendan Rodgers has thus far succeeded in meeting the minimum requirements.He is certainly undeserving of an inflated status for remaining unbeaten against other Scottish teams who are of a similar status to Cork City or Dundalk (in fact no Scottish team came close to matching Dundalk's Europa League campaign this season).Given Celtic's huge budgetary advantage and wage bill,no Scottish team should be capable of even giving them a decent game.

Tony your hole is open permanently.

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« Reply #11143 on: April 20, 2017, 04:58:24 PM »
Exactly.Brendan Rodgers has thus far succeeded in meeting the minimum requirements.He is certainly undeserving of an inflated status for remaining unbeaten against other Scottish teams who are of a similar status to Cork City or Dundalk (in fact no Scottish team came close to matching Dundalk's Europa League campaign this season).Given Celtic's huge budgetary advantage and wage bill,no Scottish team should be capable of even giving them a decent game.

He achieved every single objective this season and not even the most rose tinted of Celtic supporters would have predicted that the team would go unbeaten into the last week of April. If he achieves a treble it will have been an unbelievable season for Celtic supporters and the unbeated run is just the icing on the cake. The average attendeances tell you all you need to know. Rodgers does shoot his mouth off at times and has a bit of an ego but underneath it all I believe he is a good coach moreso than a manager. He has been good for Celtic and vice versa.

Since you brought budgets into it, Rangers budget for last year was over 10 million which is well in excess of the budget for the entire LOI so the comparision with Cork and Dundalk is daft. Dundalk in particular had some unbelievable results in Europe in a cup competition where anything can happen. It is unlikely to be ever repeated. However neither side would compete consistently at the top level in Scotland.     

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #11144 on: April 20, 2017, 11:49:15 PM »
I do not think a manager who earns a weekly salary of 45k in the SPL,with the resources to sign vastly superior players (like Sinclair and Dembele) than any of his rivals,should be treated like he was Jock Stein reincarnated,just because he has thus far remained unbeaten by any Scottish rivals (but not against part time teams from Gibraltar).

A little perspective is needed.Celtic,given their budget,support,tradition etc should comfortably win all domestic honours (when their main and only realistic rivals are in disarray) and not only qualify for the group stages of the Champions League annually,but be competitive in those group stages.