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Lessons learned from Friday experiment

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After every experimental line-up (such as Friday’s), it’s tempting to ask what the manager learned from the experience.

The partnerships on the left and right wings didn’t look right.  Emilio Izaguirre didn’t overlap as often as usual and Stuart Armstrong was less effective than normal.  A lack of space impacted the James Forrest-Adam Matthews partnership on the right.  Forrest was manhandled until he switched left or got inside the box, when he was able to play unhindered.

Ineffectiveness on the wings led to the same up front.  Anthony Stokes doesn’t get to play centre forward too often and didn’t really get much of a chance on Friday.  Stokes anonymity was the most glaring aspect of the game but I suspect the responsibility lies elsewhere.

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  1. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Roy C-Craig Gordon’s comeback is the stuff of dreams,i hope he signs a long term contract with us,a world class GK IMO

  2. erskinetim

     

    19:26 on

     

    5 April, 2015

     

    Had a bit of a laugh watching the Sunderland – Newcastle game.

     

    The commentator kept referring to the Sunderland manager as ‘little general’……

     

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    It was, in fact, ‘little genital”.

  3. !!Bada Bing!!

     

     

    Bada,

     

     

    would love that. In the early part of the season I had some trepidation he’d break down but he’s doing great and is about to land a treble.

     

     

    HH

  4. Theres headline in some paper tomorrow…Kane Fails to inspire Spurs…i mean cmon,the boys a novice,..if he lives to be 100 naw a 1000 he will never ever be World Class…and i do mean Never…

  5. Beefheart I said to my son that he’s lucky to live in an era when he doesn’t have to worry about rangers. My era started with mcstay, burns, mccleod, aitken et al battling the dons, the Arabs and latterly the misery of the 1990’s when we could rarely lay a glove on them.

     

     

    I didn’t know then we were being cheated. But I knew they were laughing at every slip we made, every honest attempt we made to catch them.

     

     

    I imagine there are many like me who are now enjoying every idiotic move they make, every bad result for their new club.

     

     

    I don’t hate them. I hate what they represent. I pity the mindset that comes from the idea that they were the aristocracy of the working classes in the industrial heartlands of Scotland and the shipyards in Belfast.

     

     

    As a Socialist I see them as a metaphor for the failed economic system we live in where a duped populous has been made to pay for the excesses and ego of the rich. It’s actually quite sad.

     

     

    I didn’t watch it today. I might watch them in future. It’s light entertainment to me, not an obsession, not old firmism, just laughter and hoping that they’ll just die.

  6. !!bada bing!!

     

     

    19:28 on 5 April, 2015

     

    Roy C-Craig Gordon’s comeback is the stuff of dreams,i hope he signs a long term contract with us,a world class GK IMO

     

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    My post is purely speculation and has no facts but I think Gordon was released from his contract early with the understanding that he couldn’t play for a certain number of years. An insurance job. Once that was over he signed for Celtic

  7. Delaneys Dunky on

    RC

     

     

    Thanks bro. Colin McAdam RIP was a neighbour of my mammy in Knightswood. A great big guy and sad loss to the community.

  8. fieldofdrams on

    Roberttressell, on reflection you would surely agree that it’s melted cheese on plain bread, not melted cheese on toast

  9. !!Bada Bing!! on

    the_huddle-thanks for reply,he still has a few years left in him,i really hope it’s with us,good GK’s are hard to find.HH

  10. Jimmynotpaul – thanks. There’s a dissertation in them for some sociology undergraduate….. Looking back the 90’s scarred us a bit. It’s why some people can’t see past them returning to challenge us in some way. But the facts are plain, they are structurally broken before they start. My kids won’t have to worry about them on the field of play……

     

     

    Off it, I tell them to watch their backs!!!

  11. After a wee lie down, my player of the year is not Broonie… it is Craig Gordon, and I didn’t want him signed.

     

     

    We’re all allowed a wee mistake or two.

     

     

    Craig Gordon, IMMHO, in the short time he has been with us, is the best Celtic keeper I’ve ever seen.

     

     

    And I’ve been going to the games since the early 60’s.

  12. Fieldof – correct. But whatever it was it wasn’t right. Morally I couldn’t keep quiet about it….. Toast one side, place cheese on plain side and roast/toast. That is what God ordained…..

  13. Dia dhaoibh, a Chairde,

     

     

    Beannachtaí na Cásca Ó raibh go léir.

     

     

    Just catching up having been away for the week. Hope all is well in Celticdom.

     

     

    Now back to page 2

  14. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    Proudly wearing my green and gold WINNERS rossette, and will be wearing it on Wednesday to the game …… My grand-daughter held an Easter talent contest and I came in first and second…for singing, whistling and dancing …… Bow to the Easter STAR, ya bunch a bunnies….

  15. clogher celt on

    Kitalba,

     

     

    That is FG nonsense aimed at stopping questions about the Property Tax. A diversion, and to be honest a very poor reflection on the TD in question.

  16. Delaneys Dunky on

    RC

     

     

    He helped many in Knightswood fae youth tae OAP. Good guy was Colin.

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