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How far can Celtic go now in Europe?

Champions League Final
40 (32%)
Champions League Semi Final
1 (0.8%)
Champions League Quarter Finals
1 (0.8%)
Last 16
8 (6.4%)
Third in the group and Europa League
34 (27.2%)
Bottom of the group
41 (32.8%)

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clarshack

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13395 on: August 15, 2018, 10:38:58 AM »
Celtic have had a few years in the Champions League, and taken a few hidings. Without investment, they would continue to get thumped in the CL.

So, the Europa League is their best option, and will give the fans something to cheer.

I think it would have been worse this year especially with that defence.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13396 on: August 15, 2018, 10:52:49 AM »
Celtic in the Champions League is like Fermangh or Armagh in the Super 8's only going to end in defeat.I would be more concerned at the way the game went against Hearts than getting beaten by AEK who at the end of the day have more cash at their disposal and are from a larger country. Europa League is where Celtic should be aiming. That said some of the current squad look jaded and it needss freshening up. I suspect though we are in Lennon territory with Rodgers, he will walk because of lack of ambition or investment. who can blame him, Celtic fans deserve better from this Board.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13397 on: August 15, 2018, 10:57:04 AM »
AEK don't have a bigger budget than Celtic. They've spent very little compared to Celtic who spent 9m in breaking their transfer record on Eduoard.
Can't see Rodgers walking, where's he going to go to? He'll enjoy the battle with Gerrard in the coming months.
Agree with the Armagh/Fermanagh comparison though. Celtic would take several hammerings in the CL again, Europa league is more their level

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13398 on: August 15, 2018, 11:10:06 AM »
AEK don't have a bigger budget than Celtic. They've spent very little compared to Celtic who spent 9m in breaking their transfer record on Eduoard.
Can't see Rodgers walking, where's he going to go to? He'll enjoy the battle with Gerrard in the coming months.
Agree with the Armagh/Fermanagh comparison though. Celtic would take several hammerings in the CL again, Europa league is more their level

Celtic should be competitive enough in the Europa group stage- as long as the playoff round isn't messed up.

now that there won't be any champions league cash, will any more players be sold now?

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13399 on: August 15, 2018, 11:13:44 AM »
Think Celtic will struggle to get into the Europa League. The away leg could be very tricky.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13400 on: August 15, 2018, 11:28:54 AM »
Rodgers European record has been dismal both with Liverpool and Celtic. I think that this will be his last season in Scotland now before he departs back to England.

CGAF what he did at Liverpool but with Celtic he has very much done as expected in Europe up til now. Should have beaten AEK so that is a blemish. Still have the Europa league so will wait and see before throwing dismal opinion about. BR has no intention of going back to England yet. English football is not the be all and end all as shown by their dismal European offerings.
All English teams made it out of the group stages. 2 made it to the 1/4 finals and one made it to the final...pretty dismal alright ..
Celtic got hammered by PSG twice 5-0 and 7-1 and you think Rodgers did what was expected...lol
Rodgers will be back in England in the next season or 2.

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Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Reply #13401 on: August 15, 2018, 12:36:20 PM »
Rodgers European record has been dismal both with Liverpool and Celtic. I think that this will be his last season in Scotland now before he departs back to England.

CGAF what he did at Liverpool but with Celtic he has very much done as expected in Europe up til now. Should have beaten AEK so that is a blemish. Still have the Europa league so will wait and see before throwing dismal opinion about. BR has no intention of going back to England yet. English football is not the be all and end all as shown by their dismal European offerings.
All English teams made it out of the group stages. 2 made it to the 1/4 finals and one made it to the final...pretty dismal alright ..
Celtic got hammered by PSG twice 5-0 and 7-1 and you think Rodgers did what was expected...lol
Rodgers will be back in England in the next season or 2.

When is the last time an English team won the CL? Liverpool were outclassed in the final last year.
3 CL and 3 EL winners this century. That is a very poor return for such a prestigious league!

What would you expect Celtic to achieve in Europe? Reaching the group stages of CL is good going with our budget. Anything beyond is bonus territory. Oh to be able to spend 15m on a benchwarmer. We have had two very difficult groups to negotiate, coming up against European superpowers each time. This year is disappointing but we will get years where we don't qualify due to coming up against a good team. I'm realistic on our expectations and BR has delivered very much what was expected up to now. The CL has become a closed shop. It's ridiculous that 16 places go to just four countries automatically. Finishing fourth should not be rewarded so easily.