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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
38 (31.7%)
Champions League Semi Final
1 (0.8%)
Champions League Quarter Finals
1 (0.8%)
Last 16
7 (5.8%)
Third in the group and Europa League
32 (26.7%)
Bottom of the group
41 (34.2%)

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T Fearon

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12960 on: December 17, 2017, 08:58:03 PM »
The team has been sluggish for weeks.The hidings in the Champions League has dented confidence.Unless a very credible performance is forthcoming against Zenit St Petersburg,it is hard to argue with Michael Owen's view that Brendan will get bored and move on in the summer.

I'd say the January window is important for Brendan's career.He has a lot to prove still in Europe and needs to make key signings during this transfer window to freshen things up and make the team competitive in Europe.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12961 on: December 18, 2017, 12:21:55 AM »
The team has been sluggish for weeks.The hidings in the Champions League has dented confidence.Unless a very credible performance is forthcoming against Zenit St Petersburg,it is hard to argue with Michael Owen's view that Brendan will get bored and move on in the summer.

I'd say the January window is important for Brendan's career.He has a lot to prove still in Europe and needs to make key signings during this transfer window to freshen things up and make the team competitive in Europe.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12962 on: December 18, 2017, 02:44:08 PM »
The team has been sluggish for weeks.The hidings in the Champions League has dented confidence.Unless a very credible performance is forthcoming against Zenit St Petersburg,it is hard to argue with Michael Owen's view that Brendan will get bored and move on in the summer.

I'd say the January window is important for Brendan's career.He has a lot to prove still in Europe and needs to make key signings during this transfer window to freshen things up and make the team competitive in Europe.

How many managers that have been successful in Europe will be looking to go to Celtic Tony? Successfull as in winning it as if he's an also ran then he'd be the same as Brendan I'm afraid
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12963 on: December 18, 2017, 02:58:37 PM »
I am not criticising Brendan at all.It has been an admirable run,to retain such focus and commitment.I am just wondering where he goes from here.Now even a domestic treble, with one defeat,is a regression from last year.

He has turned down offers from the likes of West Ham,suggesting he aspires to move to a bigger English club.But these clubs will be seeking managers with proven European pedigrees,which he has not come close to establishing.

I do think he needs to modify his beliefs in Europe to avoid heavy defeats.Parking the bus is the only option to avoid heavy defeats which are confidence sapping.Also I think he must gamble in the transfer window with a few defensive signings,rather than hesitate and try to fit square pegs (like Briton) into round holes.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12964 on: December 18, 2017, 03:46:23 PM »
Only saw the second half, not impressed with Dembele, always taking the wrong option and greedy. Sinclair is low in confidence as well. Lustig is getting shakier by the game as well. That said good team doesn't just become bad over night. Enough quality to work with.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12965 on: December 18, 2017, 04:56:03 PM »
Only saw the second half, not impressed with Dembele, always taking the wrong option and greedy. Sinclair is low in confidence as well. Lustig is getting shakier by the game as well. That said good team doesn't just become bad over night. Enough quality to work with.
Was that Lustig in the second half that was looking for offiside when the Hearts player was standing a few yards away from him in the Celtic box? Instead of playing to the whistle and trying to tackle the man.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12966 on: December 18, 2017, 05:37:19 PM »
Rodgers will need to prove his mettle ar European level to even be considered for any top 6 Premiership team. There is enough money flowing around Parkhead to get the three or four players that would kick them on to getting through the group stages of the Champions League
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12967 on: December 18, 2017, 09:01:49 PM »
Realistically getting to the group stages and finishing 3rd is a success with a few europa games thrown in. Rodgers will be doing well if he can build a team which does this consistently with a realistic shout at reaching the knockout stage with a favourable group. Finishing 3rd this year off the back of 1 win was very lucky.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12968 on: December 18, 2017, 10:32:45 PM »
Only saw the second half, not impressed with Dembele, always taking the wrong option and greedy. Sinclair is low in confidence as well. Lustig is getting shakier by the game as well. That said good team doesn't just become bad over night. Enough quality to work with.
The obvious weaknesses were with the 2 CHs and the goalie, the rest of the team are just collectively below par. That's what playing Motherwell 3 times inside 6 days can do to a team :) I thought Gordon's mistake was the worst of the game, basic goalkeeping instincts went awol,  an unenforced desperate mistake.
 It will be interesting to see the response in the coming games.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12969 on: December 18, 2017, 10:40:51 PM »
Id be expecting a very positive response starting on Wednesday night, then its Aberdeen on Saturday followed by the Huns, it was good to see the loyalty shown by the support on Sunday

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12970 on: December 19, 2017, 10:03:47 AM »
Id be expecting a very positive response starting on Wednesday night, then its Aberdeen on Saturday followed by the Huns, it was good to see the loyalty shown by the support on Sunday
Yep you have to accept that they didn't go out to get tanked and sometimes it just happens. Need a response.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12971 on: December 19, 2017, 01:43:20 PM »
Rodgers will need to prove his mettle ar European level to even be considered for any top 6 Premiership team. There is enough money flowing around Parkhead to get the three or four players that would kick them on to getting through the group stages of the Champions League

who would have got Celtic through the group stages this year?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12972 on: December 19, 2017, 05:45:32 PM »
Rodgers will need to prove his mettle ar European level to even be considered for any top 6 Premiership team. There is enough money flowing around Parkhead to get the three or four players that would kick them on to getting through the group stages of the Champions League

who would have got Celtic through the group stages this year?

Possibly no one because of the group. Three or four players might, however, make the difference next year with a more favourable group. Commper is a start.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12973 on: December 20, 2017, 12:13:38 AM »
New centre half signed. Marvin Commfer from Leipzig. cup tied for the Zenit games and thereafter if they do  progress
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12974 on: December 20, 2017, 09:23:44 AM »
Looks like they've tied up Morgan from St Mirren too, with him staying there on loan for the rest of the season.