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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
50 (29.4%)
Champions League Semi Final
1 (0.6%)
Champions League Quarter Finals
1 (0.6%)
Last 16
15 (8.8%)
Third in the group and Europa League
40 (23.5%)
Bottom of the group
63 (37.1%)

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15105 on: August 17, 2020, 08:40:57 PM »
Dembélé, average player from a crap Scottish league, hasn't proved himself at a decent league level.

Sarcastic?

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91 appearances for Lyon, 44 goals.

Not quite the same hit rate obviously - but hardly surprising. Averaging at least 20 goals a season would hardly be not proving yourself would it?
You're a bit wet behind the ears RGG  :)

Is he the top scorer v Man City?

Aye, I didn't see the score yesterday. Seen it (& scorers) today and knew straight away.  ;D
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15106 on: August 18, 2020, 12:10:19 PM »
These CL qualifiers will be interesting...One mistake and you're screwed as you won't get the second leg to rectify it. Should win tonight especially at home although i'm not sure the home advantage with be as crucial now without the support there which can spook the opposition (less experienced ones). Anyway without counting my chickens Celtic should be able to win these first two matches as we do know who we play if we win tonight but one game at a time and hoping for a 3-0 or 4-0 game tonight. If there's a team out there that can find a hard way to do something it's Celtic and they'll probably score first and we'll scrape home 2-1...lol
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15107 on: August 18, 2020, 11:20:32 PM »
Easy enough all through the game, Celtic didn't have to break sweat,  KR looked a bit stiff in the joints.
Home is an advantage even without the crowd. The away team has to be quarantined in a Glasgow hotel until the game.




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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15108 on: August 19, 2020, 01:01:32 AM »
Job done

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15109 on: August 19, 2020, 09:14:59 AM »
Celtic badly need a creative player to unlock the low block / 11 behind the ball teams.

Rogic has the talent, but not the legs, Ntcham has it in flashes but neither seem to be the answer for Lenny.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15110 on: August 19, 2020, 11:08:29 AM »
Celtic badly need a creative player to unlock the low block / 11 behind the ball teams.

Rogic has the talent, but not the legs, Ntcham has it in flashes but neither seem to be the answer for Lenny.

Would agree with that, Rogic for me if he had pace would be something else but for a professional soccer player he's quite slow. Ntcham is v good but seems to be always looking for the impossible pass instead of keeping it simple until it's time for the "special pass" if you know what i mean. Playing better teams that pose a threat i'd def play Brown 10/10 but see the weaker teams that you're going to have 75% possession against then Ntcham should start and let Brown put the feet up and slippers on.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15111 on: August 19, 2020, 02:27:48 PM »
Rogic isn't the playmaker type and unfortunately has been crocked for a good while now.

I doubt if Cetic's season will depend on their ability to break down defensive teams. Last season  in europe it was  losing to Cluj, Copenahagen  both not bigger teams and  in essence it took Forster to beat Lazio  twice.
in Scotland it was those two games against Rangers when Rangers were the better team, tactically better set up and  troubled Celtic with a  bog standard high press. Frimpong being about the only player to take the ball out.
Against Copenhagen at home I suppose midfield was bereft,  Christie was injured, Ntcham suspended,  and on the pitch Rogic half fit or half unfilt,  Brown wasn't match fit and an awful mistake let Copenhagen in.


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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15112 on: August 19, 2020, 02:33:09 PM »
Rogic isn't the playmaker type and unfortunately has been crocked for a good while now.

I doubt if Cetic's season will depend on their ability to break down defensive teams. Last season  in europe it was  losing to Cluj, Copenahagen  both not bigger teams and  in essence it took Forster to beat Lazio  twice.
in Scotland it was those two games against Rangers when Rangers were the better team, tactically better set up and  troubled Celtic with a  bog standard high press. Frimpong being about the only player to take the ball out.
Against Copenhagen at home I suppose midfield was bereft,  Christie was injured, Ntcham suspended,  and on the pitch Rogic half fit or half unfilt,  Brown wasn't match fit and an awful mistake let Copenhagen in.

Forrest and Elyonoussi are the biggest concerns for me. I don't rate either of them highly but Forrest is undroppable for Lennon no matter how poorly he plays or how longs he played poorly for. We need two more players in those wide areas and a centre half before the window closes, probably a left back also.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15113 on: August 19, 2020, 03:10:35 PM »
Looks like Tom Rogic could be on his way to the middle east for £4 million

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15114 on: August 19, 2020, 03:17:12 PM »
Mikey Johnston would probably keep them two honest but it's worrying for someone so young to have those injury problems...
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15115 on: August 19, 2020, 03:24:55 PM »
If we can get 4 million for Rogic that is great business

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15116 on: August 19, 2020, 03:30:41 PM »
If we can get 4 million for Rogic that is great business

Absolutley - if he's out of Lenny's plans take the money and re-invest in Turnbull

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15117 on: August 19, 2020, 03:46:04 PM »
If we can get 4 million for Rogic that is great business

Absolutley - if he's out of Lenny's plans take the money and re-invest in Turnbull

How much would Turnbull cost? was the chat last season £3.5 million?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15118 on: August 19, 2020, 04:10:10 PM »
Would be very disappointed to see Rogic go, he's out of favour with Lennon but he is better than the likes of Christie and Brown are.

Lennon is very regimented in his side. There's a huge difference in the type of culture that exists between himself and Rodgers. Lennon will pick his favourites consistently irrespective of form or fitness, Rodgers operated a meritocracy which is how guys like Armstrong, Rogic and Christie among others were able to come in out of the cold and cement their place.

Lennon leaves the fringe players sitting on the sideline and persists with out of form players. Christie has been very poor since the game at Ibrox last December, Rogic should have been afforded a lot more chances in the meantime. He does suffer from niggles but was on the bench for the majority of games last season.

Forrest has been sure for the guts of a year now, we've jettisoned off Shved and Bayo without either being given a proper go at Celtic. If he have to watch another season of James Forrest passing the buck then I will pull my hair out.
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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #15119 on: August 19, 2020, 04:24:43 PM »
Would be very disappointed to see Rogic go, he's out of favour with Lennon but he is better than the likes of Christie and Brown are.

Lennon is very regimented in his side. There's a huge difference in the type of culture that exists between himself and Rodgers. Lennon will pick his favourites consistently irrespective of form or fitness, Rodgers operated a meritocracy which is how guys like Armstrong, Rogic and Christie among others were able to come in out of the cold and cement their place.

Lennon leaves the fringe players sitting on the sideline and persists with out of form players. Christie has been very poor since the game at Ibrox last December, Rogic should have been afforded a lot more chances in the meantime. He does suffer from niggles but was on the bench for the majority of games last season.

Forrest has been sure for the guts of a year now, we've jettisoned off Shved and Bayo without either being given a proper go at Celtic. If he have to watch another season of James Forrest passing the buck then I will pull my hair out.

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