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Stokes, Griffiths, desolation and competition

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Anthony Stokes started the season with a flurry, scoring four goals in the first three league games of the season, but he managed just another three goals before the arrival of Leigh Griffiths two weeks ago.  He has since scored against Aberdeen in the Cup as well as Sunday’s hat-trick against St Johnstone.

Three goals in 28 appearances is a desolate return for a Celtic striker, especially during a season where the team have been so dominant, and would have contributed to Neil Lennon insisting a striker, capable of scoring regularly in the league, was recruited in January.  Managers often talk about needing competition for places, so it’s natural that we should extrapolate from the arrival of Griffiths.  While we may see both strikers play together between now and the end of the season I’m not convinced the manager will have this pairing in his mind for next season.

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  1. fritzsong

     

     

    20:46 on 18 February, 2014

     

     

    Zbyszek

     

     

    I didn’t think that Stalin ever played an active combatant part in any war. The allies sold the Poles down the river at Yalta – and Poland was the reason Britain went to war. Mind you, Churchill was a busted flush by that time. It was the US and Russia who won the war. Britain played an honourable but far less significant role.

     

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    There is a school of thought that the Nazis never wanted to win the war.

     

     

    They just disseminated their leading people.

     

     

    One thing I would never do now, is watch mainstream TV documentaries.

     

     

    Serious propaganda.

  2. 16 roads - Wee Oscar the Celtic warrior. on

    Petec – I agree one million % mate.

     

     

    You look at those Catalan debt mongers, and those petrol-dollar Wahhabis – cheats the lot of them.

     

     

    At least Celtic has morals and principles, anything that we win… we win fairly.

     

     

    We owe nothing.

     

     

    HH.

  3. ryecatcher

     

     

    18:46 on 18 February, 2014

     

    Let’s talk fitba:

     

     

    Man Citeh 4 Barca 1 tonight.

     

     

    Barca not as good as some on here believe.

     

     

    Certainly haven’t improved any since Bayern humiliated them last year.

     

     

    —-/

     

     

    Get that CV posted off to Ibrox ASAP!

  4. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on

    The sound of the ball hitting the net seemed to wake up the City supporters for a moment.

     

     

    Alas they’ve lapsed back in to slumber.

  5. An dun

     

     

    Haha…well spotted….Guilty.

     

     

    Still stand by my assertion that Barca haven’t improved.

     

     

    Bayern would wipe the floor with them again just like they will with Arsenal tomorrow.

     

     

    All about opinion mate.

  6. 16 roads 21:15

     

     

    I’d much rather stay and win things from Scotland now, even though we would have to face down the Big Country bias.

     

     

    Paying a player £200,000 a week is just ridiculous. Celtic can conquer Europe again from Scotland, no doubts at all about that, but we need Top Quality kids coming through our system.

     

     

    Tommy Burns wanted the Academy to produce Champions League players. IMO, soon it will be, especially if we can spend a lot more money on that side of operations.

  7. Re Anthems,

     

    German, French & Russian/Soviet are well-known. Hungary’s isn’t, but (IMHO) it’s the most beautiful of all.

  8. I have great respect for the football that Barca play but it is interesting (at least to me) that Alves and Mascherano have both been booked. Mascherano (and Song) should have had their marching orders at Celtic Park. There is a thuggish element to fitba in Spain, imo.

  9. Craigellachie10 on

    What was our home result against Barca in our disappointing CL campaign?

     

     

    Surely we didn’t match the EPL billionaires?

  10. Parkheadcumsalford

     

     

    21:29 on 18 February, 2014

     

     

    I have great respect for the football that Barca play but it is interesting (at least to me) that Alves and Mascherano have both been booked. Mascherano (and Song) should have had their marching orders at Celtic Park. There is a thuggish element to fitba in Spain, imo.

     

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    You are definitely right but you won’t find more cards dished out anywhere than in La Liga.

     

     

    We need more La Liga refs in Scotland.

  11. @INVERCELT

     

    beautiful mate iv’e always thought it could be just a wee bit

     

    quick on the tempo.

  12. Soooo…

     

     

    Did the multi-billion pound harlem-globetrotting EPL superstar giants, Citeh, do any better at home to Barca than Neil ‘tactically inept’ Lennon and the ‘jounreymen’ of Glasgow Celtic who cost about a tenth as much to assemble?

  13. paolosboots FC before PLC on

    When you look at the cost of the man city team and what lenny has to play with I feel proud if what a job he has done with one hand tied behind his back. What could he achieve with full backing?

  14. Charles kickham

     

    ” the ragers” will be phoning in en masse tomorrow about that on Snyde- just wait for angry of lark hall !!

     

    Hh

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