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More worrying than the result

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I know we had nothing up front, but Odsonne Edouard has looked more of a passenger in some games this season than Patryk Klimala and Moi Elyounoussi this afternoon.  The game was lost elsewhere.

Newco’s shape allowed them to dominate space whenever we had possession.  They were able to swiftly double up on Jeremie Frimpong and Diego Laxalt when the ball went wide, while they were compact enough in the middle of the field to keep Celtic from penetrating their final third.

Games are won and lost on mistakes and yet again we are talking about the defensive line at set pieces.  Connor Goldson’s ploy of standing offsite in the hope that a defender would break the line and play him on, was not subtle, but it was effective.  It was an excellent cross from the free kick (which wasn’t a free kick, but no excuses), Duffy was an enabler and Valarie Barkas could have done better.  Questions remain for both.

Culpability was less clear at the second goal, which was well worked.  With so many Celtic players in the box, you would expect one to get in the way of the drilled cross, but it fell to Goldson; teams who create chances get these breaks.  It was a deserved goal (again, no excuses, but the handball!).

The last time we dominated Newco was two years ago in a 1-0 win at Celtic Park when Olivier Ntcham controlled the game and scored the winner.  Stephen Gerrard learned from that day as Olivier has not had a sniff against them since.

Being ineffective up front and shaky at the back are worries enough, but the biggest concern is that we were unable to do anything to change the flow of the game.  An inability to control the any part of the game is more worrying than poor defending or not attacking.  It is more worrying than the result.

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  1. onenightinlisbon on

    Failure to win the ten would be a monumental disaster for us as a club. Season ticket sales next year? 30k maybe at best. Huns would also be financially sound with the champions league cash at their disposal. Wonder what excuses our esteemed board would present to us?

  2. kevin o_dear

     

     

    Welcome to Le Truc Vert (weebobbycollins will translate that for you)

     

    Not easy with your, and your’s first post at this time.

     

    But hopefully you will stay with it and us

     

    Might not seem like it at times but we all want what is best for Celtic Football Club

  3. ONENIGHTINLISBON on 18TH OCTOBER 2020 8:33 PM

     

     

    And to answer the comments that sleekit huns on here are calling for him to go…quite the opposite, they want him to stay

     

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    so anyone backing the manger on here is probably a hun – divide and conquer at its very best.

  4. onenightinlisbon on

    ROCK TREE BHOY on 19TH OCTOBER 2020 11:31 AM

     

     

    Not what I was saying at all. Anyone who back the manager on here is fully entitled to do so. I certainly would not call them out as a hun or sleekit. We all want the best for Celtic.

  5. glendalystonsils on

    I see the usual media suspects are doing their utmost to bolster the home team’s flagging spirits by finding anyone connected to A C milan to tell us how they’re going to wipe the floor with us .

     

     

    Sadly , they may be right.

  6. 67 European Cup Winners on

    I sense that PL will stick with Neil. (I think we need a change) PL employed him and will not want to admit defeat PL has been brilliant for Celtic But he has made a few serious blunders Giving Neil the job in the showers (without looking seriously at who was out there) Not getting McGinn forcing Brendan out But none of the above will be as big as not Winning10.

     

    Big week for Peter.

     

    All will be revealed in Paul67 message later today

     

     

    67ECW

  7. 67 EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS on 19TH OCTOBER 2020 12:03 PM

     

     

    ‘PL has been brilliant for Celtic’

     

     

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    What can you say to that?

  8. 67 European Cup Winners on

    ERNIE LYNCH

     

    Brilliant maybe too strong an adjective. I have often had a go. In particular the McGinn scenario was a F—k up

     

    But he has made us financially solid in a poor league

     

    PL supported NL.

     

    Sat was down to one man. And it’s not PL

     

     

    67ECW

  9. 67 EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS on 19TH OCTOBER 2020 12:11 PM

     

    ‘ he has made us financially solid in a poor league’

     

     

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    On his watch the Club’s biterest rivals went bust but we now find ourselves playing catch up to them in the league.

     

     

    That doesn’t look like much of a legacy to me.

  10. weebobbycollins on

    What goes around, comes around…it’s the cyclical nature of the game…

     

    And the final hurdle is the most difficult to get over…

     

    I only hope that whatever uncertainty there is at the club is resolved quickly and we go on to clear that most difficult of hurdles…the 10…after that I couldn’t give a monkey’s…

  11. Crap day @ the office on Saturday, with no positives to take out of that performance.

     

    That display, must go down as our worst performance in years, with not one shot @

     

    Sevco’s goal frame, shocking & also nightmare material.

     

    Also, & what is seriously concerning for all of us, is that over the last three matches

     

    we have played Sevco, the League Cup Final last December 2019 where we played

     

    our get out of Jail Card via Fraser Foster, in that match. With the writing was on the

     

    wall, in Capital Letters, stating wake & sober up, & smell the coffee beans, &

     

    performance level check, & tactics level, & team selection as well.

     

    One has to go back a few years, when the Tax Dodgers, last beet us @ CP back to

     

    back, which does not make good statistics, now does it? No.

     

    It seems that Steven-G & Gary-M, @ present, have twigged how NFL & JK lay

     

    out there stall, & they also know how to nullify our play, where is the Prozac?

     

    We need to drop the mindset, of picking only our favourites, & give other players

     

    in our squad, a proper chance, not fleeting appearances. ACSOM John Paul Dykes

     

    YouTube Channel, (A Celtic State of Mind) raised a good point, along with his

     

    Guest’s, about Oliver Nicham performances, so far this Season. They where saying

     

    that Nicham has scored one goal this Season, & made/laid on two assists. Which is

     

    not going to set the heather on fire, with those types of displays. They (ACSOM)

     

    reckon we should drop Nicham, & give David Turnbull, more of a chance in our

     

    starting Eleven, I would agree with that suggestion. As for the past performances

     

    of Elyounussi, nah rubbish, & non existent & effective over the last few matches,

     

    a waste of a jersey. I’ve on here, moaned & groaned about Ryan Christie’s deliveries,

     

    which lets be honest here, his Corners & Free Kicks @ most, tend to be poor, something

     

    Ryan needs to work @, on the training ground. However we can’t really fault Ryan’s

     

    Effort, which he gives 110% in each match, & we certainly do miss him, when he

     

    is not playing in our Team, that is for sure. As mentioned IMO, we need to give more

     

    opportunities, to the likes of Bayo/Connell/Henderson/Dembele, & so on, to see

     

    what variety, they can bring to our style of play, & not just fleeting appearances,

     

    which is useless, & not giving players a fair crack of the whip.

     

    As for this Season, we certainly have a challenge on our hands, if we want to retain

     

    the SPL Trophy, that is for sure. So we need to approach each individual match, like

     

    it is a Cup Final, if we are to be successful come next May. (2021) Go On The Bhoys!

  12. 67 EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS on 19TH OCTOBER 2020 12:03 PM

     

    I sense that PL will stick with Neil. (I think we need a change) PL employed him and will not want to admit defeat PL has been brilliant for Celtic But he has made a few serious blunders Giving Neil the job in the showers (without looking seriously at who was out there) Not getting McGinn forcing Brendan out But none of the above will be as big as not Winning10.

     

    Big week for Peter.

     

    All will be revealed in Paul67 message later today

     

    67ECW

     

     

    67ECW, so in your Opinion & Realistically, who is the right type/name of Manager, you would

     

    appoint, to replace NFL & his backroom staff including JK?

  13. ONENIGHTINLISBON on 19TH OCTOBER 2020 11:24 AM

     

    Failure to win the ten would be a monumental disaster for us as a club. Season ticket sales next year? 30k maybe at best. Huns would also be financially sound with the champions league cash at their disposal. Wonder what excuses our esteemed board would present to us?

     

     

    will you be renewing?

  14. CLASHCITYBHOY on 18TH OCTOBER 2020 6:58 PM

     

     

    how much would that dividend for DD be my friend?

     

     

    hh

  15. MELBOURNE MICK on 19TH OCTOBER 2020 5:48 AM

     

    Hello again all you young rebels.

     

     

    Still bewildered by that inept performance from our Bhoys.

     

     

    There’s no denying that Neil has questions to answer regarding

     

     

    team selection and tactics and why we haven’t learned after the

     

     

    previous three games against Der hun.

     

     

    Is he hogtied by contract issues i.e certain players must play when fit? have others spat the dummy out? and others just going through the motions?

     

     

    Whatever it is it needs sorted now.

     

     

    Despite the bad result I console myself with the fact they’ve won

     

     

    feck all yet, and I’d bet if asked they would rather not have had the

     

     

    last 10 years of misery we’ve inflicted on them instead of that one result.

     

     

    Again more disappointing is the vitriol on here towards a man who

     

     

    deserves a bit of respect, calling him a clown is shameful, and as for the

     

     

    repetitive insult towards our assistant coach as just a cone layer?

     

     

    childish attention seeking imo.

     

     

    Anyway, I’m a bit happier today, our state of roughly 6 million has only

     

     

    recorded a couple of new infections, amazing result for Melburnians and

     

     

    outlying regions, we are opening up now, but slowly.

     

     

    PADDYMACOZ has already been on the phone trying to plan a gathering

     

     

    of peninsula rebels asap, and I don’t think any of us will be dwelling to much

     

     

    on that result when were belting out our tunes.

     

     

    As someone once said ” thurs nae medals been haunded oot yet ” 8-))

     

     

    H.H. Mick

     

     

     

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    THE POST ABOVE WAS WRITTEN BY A CELTIC MAN.

     

     

    HH MICK

     

     

    GOD BLESS CELTIC