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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
35 (30.4%)
Champions League Semi Final
1 (0.9%)
Champions League Quarter Finals
1 (0.9%)
Last 16
7 (6.1%)
Third in the group and Europa League
32 (27.8%)
Bottom of the group
39 (33.9%)

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12900 on: December 05, 2017, 10:41:10 PM »
Jeeze youíre an angry little man. The stats didnít show what Mainstreet was talking about you plonker! Now stating the bleeding obvious that Celtic are through wonít win you any prizes.. sounding like a dick wonít either
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12901 on: December 05, 2017, 10:46:07 PM »
Jeeze youíre an angry little man. The stats didnít show what Mainstreet was talking about you plonker! Now stating the bleeding obvious that Celtic are through wonít win you any prizes.. sounding like a dick wonít either
You're  just thick, certifiably thick.
I said Celtic controlled the game after Anderlecht scored.
Plonk up some stats to counter that claim, but you can't,  why? because Celtic were in control of the last 30 minutes.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12902 on: December 05, 2017, 10:54:30 PM »
Poor performance tonight no getting away from that, on the plus side weíre in Europe after Christmas with more money banked some of which I hope is going to be spent on strengthening the squad, a decent centre half a priority

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12903 on: December 05, 2017, 10:56:53 PM »
Yiz'll bate Arsenal
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12904 on: December 05, 2017, 11:02:06 PM »
Poor performance tonight no getting away from that, on the plus side weíre in Europe after Christmas with more money banked some of which I hope is going to be spent on strengthening the squad, a decent centre half a priority
The win prize money for one CL group game would probably be more than 2 EL rounds.
But playing poor against an improved Anderlecht team all out to score 3 goals and still finishing 3rd in the group is not a  bad omen, just will have to play true to form in the EL.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12905 on: December 05, 2017, 11:19:41 PM »
Jeeze youíre an angry little man. The stats didnít show what Mainstreet was talking about you plonker! Now stating the bleeding obvious that Celtic are through wonít win you any prizes.. sounding like a dick wonít either
You're  just thick, certifiably thick.
I said Celtic controlled the game after Anderlecht scored.
Plonk up some stats to counter that claim, but you can't,  why? because Celtic were in control of the last 30 minutes.

Get off the drugs Ffs! Not one Celtic supportter has said Celtic controlled that game! Go to bed and wait on the reports tomorrow!
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12906 on: December 05, 2017, 11:22:44 PM »
We are where we are which is European football post Christmas and another good financial year guaranteed. Peter's bonuses in the bag.

Watched the game in Davitts Gaa club on the lower Falls. Great crowd in and great pints of Guinness at £2.90.

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« Reply #12907 on: December 05, 2017, 11:24:51 PM »
We are where we are which is European football post Christmas and another good financial year guaranteed. Peter's bonuses in the bag.

Watched the game in Davitts Gaa club on the lower Falls. Great crowd in and great pints of Guinness at £2.90.

Be well looked after in there also!
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12908 on: December 06, 2017, 09:33:14 AM »
Celtic were poor last night and more so in the first half where they couldn't get near an Anderlecht player, a few changes at half time and a talking too def seemed to work as they were much improved in the 2nd half. To be fair their goal was an OG and Celtic didn't look like conceding after that, BR also changed shape at HT (better tactics). BR also stated afterwards that some of his players think they're CL players but would need to improve, that's the first time I've heard BR criticize his players (in public anyway). He does know he needs more quality in his team to compete at a higher level but we can't just do this over night and i'm sure after to CL campaigns he now knows who needs replacing and who's worth building a team around.

Sutton and Hartson were good craic afterwards in post match interview, big Hartson didn't let Sutton have his way and gave better back.
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« Reply #12909 on: December 06, 2017, 01:37:21 PM »
Celtic were poor last night and more so in the first half where they couldn't get near an Anderlecht player, a few changes at half time and a talking too def seemed to work as they were much improved in the 2nd half. To be fair their goal was an OG and Celtic didn't look like conceding after that, BR also changed shape at HT (better tactics). BR also stated afterwards that some of his players think they're CL players but would need to improve, that's the first time I've heard BR criticize his players (in public anyway). He does know he needs more quality in his team to compete at a higher level but we can't just do this over night and i'm sure after to CL campaigns he now knows who needs replacing and who's worth building a team around.

Sutton and Hartson were good craic afterwards in post match interview, big Hartson didn't let Sutton have his way and gave better back.

Great summary. I think we have about seven players who are worth persevering with as first teamers. I include Gordon in that as, unless we spend big money or unearth a gem, we won't get better for our budget. I reckon at least five players needed.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12910 on: December 06, 2017, 02:13:07 PM »
It is disconcerting that we have lost the last five champions league home group games.Where is the blood and thunder performances (the atmosphere during the game last night was like Arsenal's Library) inspired by the crowd, that Strachan and Lennon could engender to see off the likes of Man Utd and Barcelona and even get to the last 16, which we are a million miles from at present.

I do agree with Sutton,the players don't have the self belief or confidence but how could they,after being beaten 7-1 last time out.

Not so long ago,third place in the group and a Europa League place would have been the minimum expected and would have been a very poor consolation,now it seems to be the only target before a ball is kicked.

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« Reply #12911 on: December 06, 2017, 02:43:16 PM »
It is disconcerting that we have lost the last five champions league home group games.Where is the blood and thunder performances (the atmosphere during the game last night was like Arsenal's Library) inspired by the crowd, that Strachan and Lennon could engender to see off the likes of Man Utd and Barcelona and even get to the last 16, which we are a million miles from at present.

I do agree with Sutton,the players don't have the self belief or confidence but how could they,after being beaten 7-1 last time out.

Not so long ago,third place in the group and a Europa League place would have been the minimum expected and would have been a very poor consolation,now it seems to be the only target before a ball is kicked.

when you seen our group you would have known that Europa was the best we could have gotten

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12912 on: December 06, 2017, 03:58:35 PM »
I listened to their debate last night and TBH i was agreeing with both of them (if that makes sense), you can't expect a £2 million player to be better than a £200 million player but at the same time you can't sit back and admire them you have to get into them...the only problem with that is the Ref's in the CL will hammer you, back in the day you could have clattered someone in first tackle just to let them know you were there but you can't get away with that nowadays so the £200 million player knows he can show his skills and he'll not end up in row Z...It's a tough campaign this CL these days and the only way to improve is spend and then spend some more but i do agree with Celtic not going beyond their means, we will never win CL again (unless hole falls out of it and the big guns go bankrupt) so if we can compete a bit better in Europe and give the fans something more to cheer about that'll be good enough for me...HH
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12913 on: December 06, 2017, 04:45:06 PM »
I enjoyed Celtic's second half performance last night. They showed guts and no little skill on the ball considering the value of the team in footballing terms. They rode their luck in the first half and the goal was unlucky. Celtic fans need to be realistic as to their expectations. There are PL teams struggling in the EL with bigger budgets than Celtic. So well done to BR and the team they did what was required.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #12914 on: December 06, 2017, 05:43:12 PM »
I enjoyed Celtic's second half performance last night. They showed guts and no little skill on the ball considering the value of the team in footballing terms. They rode their luck in the first half and the goal was unlucky. Celtic fans need to be realistic as to their expectations. There are PL teams struggling in the EL with bigger budgets than Celtic. So well done to BR and the team they did what was required.

There's no room for calm and measured posts on this forum, what are you thinking?  ;D
Anderlecht have a bigger budget than us. If we better teams like that, I'm happy. We got a bollocks of a group for the second year in a row. I would have fancied us in the Liverpool or Man U groups to have made a play for second.