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Juve let heart rule the head

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Were you impressed by how smartly Juventus opened last night, pressing Barcelona into conceding a corner?  It was an ambitious opening.  In the days after we beat Barcelona in 2012 one journalist took all sorts of abuse online for recoiling against the suggestion Celtic put on a ‘brave’ performance.

He conceded Celtic’s was a brilliant performance, but defending your 18 yard line was more sensible than brave.  What Juventus did last night, pressing Barcelona, leaving space at the back, was brave.  It was foolish too.

Juventus are a remarkable team and have just completed one of the best seasons in their history.  They had a right to think they could have a go at Barcelona.  They came close too, for a while after they equalised Barca were penned back, but the game turned when Lionel Messi found 50 yards of space ahead of him.  You can’t leave Messi with that sort of freedom.

Three minutes into the game Juventus fans would have been encouraged, they had already forced Barca back and made an attempt at goal but the cost of all this expansionism was space in their own box.  Even this great Juventus team should have gone into yesterday’s game knowing their limitations.

If they played within them, were they good enough to sneak a win against Barcelona?  Quite possibly.

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  1. Tontine Tim,

     

     

    It could well be the same man. He is originally from Clydebank and was transferred from St Michael’s to somewhere like Balloch for a number of years and then returned to St Michael’s as Parish Priest. He still lives there in retirement. He is a lovely singer, if that helps. Good football player too, in his day.

  2. Never have a problem with Badverts on CQN.

     

     

    I only have a problem with some of the *.*’s who post on it at times.

     

     

    MWD said AYE

  3. leftclicktic on

    Mountblow tim

     

    All good sir

     

    “big shoe” for another month,

     

     

    can live with that no probs.

     

    Thank you for your concern and cyber hugs to you & the Boss :)))).

  4. I go on ebay, look at stuff, come on here and the adverts are showing me what I just looked at on ebay.

     

     

    Shhhhivvveerrrr.

     

     

    Kaffka-esqueCSC.

  5. leftclicktic

     

     

    I hear Bigfoot has been spotted in Coatbridge:))

     

     

    Hope yer getting better day by day…

     

     

    Best tae the Valley Tims..

  6. sunny calmachie on

    Tontine tim,

     

     

    Would that have been the Salamanca st in Parkhead were the old St Michaels was, and were i was baptised, I’m sure there used to be a coffin factory quite close to the chapel,

     

    Which was quite weird,

     

    Canon Lyne was the local priest during my time at the parish, he was a legend, usually sat behind the dugout at Celtic park,

  7. Why don’t those who come on here with gossip and family ‘chit chat’, do the decent thing and swap e-mail addresses, or text numbers, to save the rest of us from having to read this inconsequential drivel?

     

     

    OK you can scroll past, but you have to read a little first – so boring!!!

  8. antipodean red on

    Mountblow Tim,

     

     

    My wife is in Mountblow at this very moment visiting her mother, I’ll be heading North on Friday night, Chandlers on Saturday with my auld Da.

     

    Last nightshift tonight here in Oz.

     

     

    AR

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