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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
46 (29.7%)
Champions League Semi Final
1 (0.6%)
Champions League Quarter Finals
1 (0.6%)
Last 16
14 (9%)
Third in the group and Europa League
39 (25.2%)
Bottom of the group
54 (34.8%)

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Dire Ear

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14820 on: January 14, 2020, 05:02:53 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51085814
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14821 on: January 27, 2020, 09:10:12 AM »
Not a bad weekend

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14822 on: January 27, 2020, 09:30:58 AM »
Not a bad weekend

Yup, as good as it is to win rangers games and as painful as it is to lose them, they donít define titles itís dropped points elsewhere. As souness once said heíd rather lose every league game to Celtic and win the league.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14823 on: January 28, 2020, 09:41:11 AM »
Yeah. Itís a massive boot in the nuts for Rangers who are now on a huge downer
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14824 on: January 28, 2020, 01:12:48 PM »
Celtic have 3 away game in the next week. They need to win all 3.

Tomorrow - St Johnston (A)
Sunday     - Hamilton (A)
Wednesday - Motherwell (A)

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14825 on: January 28, 2020, 03:09:25 PM »
Yeah. Itís a massive boot in the nuts for Rangers who are now on a huge downer

Itís a bad result but itís not like Celtic have went 10 points clear. Celtic fans have been getting on as if thst is the league won. In reality Celtic have always got a shit game in them and itís liable to be in the next game. Itís been a great season for Rangers so far and Gerrard has done an exceptional job with them considering the lack of resources they have compared to Celtic. Theyíve done well in Europe and are as good as Celtic in the league. The board need to strengthen ASAP!

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14826 on: January 29, 2020, 08:16:11 AM »
Yeah. Itís a massive boot in the nuts for Rangers who are now on a huge downer

Itís a bad result but itís not like Celtic have went 10 points clear. Celtic fans have been getting on as if thst is the league won. In reality Celtic have always got a shit game in them and itís liable to be in the next game. Itís been a great season for Rangers so far and Gerrard has done an exceptional job with them considering the lack of resources they have compared to Celtic. Theyíve done well in Europe and are as good as Celtic in the league. The board need to strengthen ASAP!

Why is it liable to be the next game?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14827 on: January 29, 2020, 10:16:03 AM »
Yeah. Itís a massive boot in the nuts for Rangers who are now on a huge downer

Itís a bad result but itís not like Celtic have went 10 points clear. Celtic fans have been getting on as if thst is the league won. In reality Celtic have always got a shit game in them and itís liable to be in the next game. Itís been a great season for Rangers so far and Gerrard has done an exceptional job with them considering the lack of resources they have compared to Celtic. Theyíve done well in Europe and are as good as Celtic in the league. The board need to strengthen ASAP!

Lack of resources?

The huns have spent themselves into a knot trying to catch up with Celtic while Celtic have consistently being cashing in on their prize players like Tierney, Dembele, Armstrong.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14828 on: January 29, 2020, 10:23:43 AM »
Rangers wage bill is half of Celticís.

Baile BrigŪn 2

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14829 on: January 29, 2020, 10:44:44 AM »
Yeah. Itís a massive boot in the nuts for Rangers who are now on a huge downer

Itís a bad result but itís not like Celtic have went 10 points clear. Celtic fans have been getting on as if thst is the league won. In reality Celtic have always got a shit game in them and itís liable to be in the next game. Itís been a great season for Rangers so far and Gerrard has done an exceptional job with them considering the lack of resources they have compared to Celtic. Theyíve done well in Europe and are as good as Celtic in the league. The board need to strengthen ASAP!

Lack of resources?

The huns have spent themselves into a knot trying to catch up with Celtic while Celtic have consistently being cashing in on their prize players like Tierney, Dembele, Armstrong.

Celtic were always a selling club. Dalgliesh, McClair, Mcevanny Nichols. Thats life. The problem is Celtic aren't unearthing the gems they used to nor producing raw talent.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14830 on: January 29, 2020, 10:50:08 AM »
Rangers wage bill is half of Celticís.

At the same time do they not have a Net transfer spend of about 40m greater than Celtic's over Gerrard's time in charge?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14831 on: January 29, 2020, 11:11:18 AM »
Yeah. Itís a massive boot in the nuts for Rangers who are now on a huge downer

Itís a bad result but itís not like Celtic have went 10 points clear. Celtic fans have been getting on as if thst is the league won. In reality Celtic have always got a shit game in them and itís liable to be in the next game. Itís been a great season for Rangers so far and Gerrard has done an exceptional job with them considering the lack of resources they have compared to Celtic. Theyíve done well in Europe and are as good as Celtic in the league. The board need to strengthen ASAP!

Lack of resources?

The huns have spent themselves into a knot trying to catch up with Celtic while Celtic have consistently being cashing in on their prize players like Tierney, Dembele, Armstrong.

Celtic were always a selling club. Dalgliesh, McClair, Mcevanny Nichols. Thats life. The problem is Celtic aren't unearthing the gems they used to nor producing raw talent.
Mmm. Virgil van Dyke was a bit of a gem was he not. Dembele could also fall into that category. Might Kieran Tierney also come into the gem category?
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Dougal Maguire

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14832 on: January 29, 2020, 11:12:25 AM »
Rangers wage bill is half of Celticís.
How much is Defoe on?
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14833 on: January 29, 2020, 11:15:59 AM »
Rangers wage bill is half of Celticís.

Figures from which season are you using?

The huns have spent a ball of money.

Defoe was on 100k a week at Bournemouth and Rangers are covering a huge % of that. When he signs on a permanent deal next summer, he will probably be the highest paid player in Scotland.

The gap in wages has closed significantly.

https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/rangers/rangers-are-closing-the-gap-on-celtic-in-paying-wages-as-they-challenge-in-the-transfer-market-1-5069402

The difference is Rangers are pegging away money the don't have on trying to catch Celtic.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #14834 on: January 29, 2020, 12:30:14 PM »
What horse dung have I came on to find. 

So far Gerrard has competed for 4 trophies against Celtic and lost all 4.

Gerrards net spend on transfers has been significantly higher than Celtics as well.

However comparing to Celtic is only relevant against my first point i.e. Gerrard = loser and serial loser at that.

If you want to get on to spend and wages then Gerrard has improved his teams performances against the other teams in the league so maybe compare the spends there.  Any team that can beat the rest consistently will finish a strong second.

This season Celtic have a 66.6% win ratio against Gerrards team. That is not going to change things fast.

Ignore the hype which includes him being thr next Liverpool manager. He has a lot to learn before that. I would gladly put my savings on him not being Klopps successor should someone give me odds to reflect the hype.