Quantcast

The Patrick and Leigh Show

782

Whenever Leigh Griffiths and Patrick Roberts were on the ball last night, Lincoln Red Imps sensed danger. Both could control instantly, control with little space and disorientate defenders. Leigh and Patrick aside, the rest had an excellent first half. Passing was crisp, accurate and fast.

The shape of the team, with variously Lustig, Brown, Tierney and Shevchenko operating in a moveable back three, allowed players to find space between Red Imps’ 5-4-1.

These games are not about impressing anyone, they are about getting into the next round, but the tie was over by halftime, allowing Celtic to step the pace down, and Red Imps to show that they were more than they appeared to be in the first half.

Stiffer tests lie ahead, when more will need to perform at the levels of Patrick and Leigh.

Click Here for Comments >
Share.

About Author

782 Comments
  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. ...
  10. 21

  1. Be even better if we could somehow use Peter’s bonus and put it towards a package to sign Paddy.

     

     

    Imagine that, doing something to benefit the team rather than the capitalist pocket!

     

     

    Oh, and if the bonus collector doesn’t like that he can go bye bye the noo.

     

     

    MWD

  2. thetimreaper on

    We spoke about the possibility of buying Paddy last night. We can only dream, apparently he is on £40k a week. We can only enjoy watching him for another year.

  3. TD67,

     

    Only read the start of that article, he is the second person I have read on the blog to effectively call Brendan Rodgers a liar, absolute disgrace

  4. West End of East End on

    Did anyone else see the Gib police with the wooden tops last night ? I was wondering what they were doing over here as they only had about 30 supporters with them.

     

     

    Read some of the live comments of the game when I got in last night and thought I was at a different game. Broony had one of his best games for a long time, Forrest started really well but faded 2nd half. Roberts lights the place up, was a bit confused at the subs though. I didn’t understand why Izzy wasn’t a straight replacement for Tierney, when I saw Ajer getting stripped I thought it was for McGregor, who had just made a poor pass and Brendan went straight into the dug out after it.

     

     

    Red Imps might be a part time team but I’d say they were of the standard of Morton / St Mirren / Dumbarton in Scotland…

  5. MOONBEAMSWD on 21ST JULY 2016 1:24 PM

     

    And the CONFORMIST slags of the Malcontent.

     

     

     

    Sad no mark excuse…

     

     

     

    MWD

     

     

    Only my opinion on another person, why you so upset ? Hit a nerve Did I?

  6. WEST END OF EAST END on 21ST JULY 2016 1:22 PM

     

    Did anyone else see the Gib police with the wooden tops last night ? I was wondering what they were doing over here as they only had about 30 supporters with them.

     

    ————————————————–

     

     

    Yes . Though I was hallucinating. They were laughing and joking with fans in the Gallowgate.

     

     

    ( we wondered who they were )

     

     

    HH.

  7. TONYDONNELLY@1;13

     

     

    Agree with you – that Celtic Blog piece is the biggest load of tripe that I have seen that was not in a butcher’s window – real bedroom stuff!!!

  8. P67

     

     

    There is lazy journalism and then there is clueless journalism.

     

    Three at he back with SB as the DM would lose us the SPL never mind CL qualification.

     

    We need new blood all across a 4 man defence to make a go of the group stages.

     

     

    Not sure what message you are trying to get across but a useful analysis of last night is not one of them. LG and PR have a lot of work to do before either can claim to be the finished article and puffery like the comments above are not the way to help them do it.

  9. Craigellachie10 on

    Davidopoulos on 21st July 2016 12:42 pm

     

     

     

    The obvious weakness in Roberts’s game is his tracking back and tackling. I was pleased to see that he attempted it on a few occasions last night. During the SC Semi Final he let the opposition full back get forward with ease. He’s young and developing so this side will come.

     

     

     

     

    That being said, going forward he is really exciting to watch and is never shy to take the ball on. He also seems to know when a simple pass is more appropriate than trying to skin a defender.

     

     

    I liked the fact that he varied his approach going outside, inside or on occasion playing the pass either back to Lustig or inside to Brown. Also making the runs for midfielders to play the pass between defenders into space. And as you say worked back when he lost the ball.

     

     

    Looking forward to seeing more of him, but not on Saturday :) don’t want to alert any of those EPL types to what we have.

  10. I love it conformist no mark excuse. The way you recognise a direct reference without the need of no mark de plume.

     

     

    An Astounded of Forehead achievement. It must be those open nerve endings tingling.

     

     

    MWD

  11. Saint Stivs says SACK THE BOARD on

    what was last nights official attendance.

     

     

    MWD, i am still not out that car – park, what a nightmare that was.

  12. Craigellachie10

     

     

    Agreed. I hope he can be the key to breaking down stubborn defences at CP. We’ve struggled with that over the last few years.

  13. St Stivs

     

     

    It’s not normally as bad as that. But hey we have been 10 to 15k down in support last couple of years so that may end up the norm. Bring a blanket next time. :)

     

     

    MWD

  14. TD 67 @ 1.13

     

     

    He is not a good writer to begin with — his style has never been engaging — but he seems to have written that in a bad mood.

     

     

    Lost a tenner, found a fiver kind of attitude.

     

     

    However basic point sticks — we need to work the squad.

     

    Players in and many players out.

     

     

    I fear PL has seen my comments about the squad being good enough for CL qualification and he has decided that this should be one of BR’s KPI’s for this season.

     

     

    We should make it with this squad.

     

    However why take the chance and hold off?

     

     

    If we fail then there will be a quick buy to keep the support happy.

     

    You have to hand it to PL — he is consistent in this regard.

     

    Consistently bad to the detriment of the club.

  15. Both CL games v Astana are Wednesdays.

     

     

    Next week 8pm Borat time, 3pm CPT

     

     

    Following week 7.45, 3rd August in front of a packed and positively raucous Celtic Park looking for an early goal to cement progression following the 2-1 away win. Sviachenko and a bizarre OG giving us the victory over there.

     

     

    sunstroke CSC

  16. leftclicktic on

    I liked the way Broonie always gave young Paddy the option of an easy ball when the defenders doubled and trebled up on him.

  17. MOONBEAMSWD on 21ST JULY 2016 1:38 PM

     

    I love it conformist no mark excuse. The way you recognise a direct reference without the need of no mark de plume.

     

     

     

    An Astounded of Forehead achievement. It must be those open nerve endings tingling.

     

     

     

    MWD

     

     

    Lol, nutter.

  18. Leftclick

     

     

    I thought Brooney played well last night, as did the majority of the team.

     

     

    Lincoln Ooompa Lumpas aren’t really the opposition to judge the boys though. I applaud and appreciate that they did their job last night with some ease but that was my expectation. But it would not have surprised me either if they had imploded and let fear kick in.

     

     

    MWD

  19. MADMITCH

     

     

    We all know some have to go, and new faces have to come in before its BR team that’s not news we get that, but for the likes of James Forrest to make demands on the new boss, and the CFC to spend money, rest assured not one penny of his money will be involved in it, as he doesent go to the games (according to him that is) get on board James, or shut your trap, simple as that, from a season ticket holder that’s my opinion.

  20. Leftclicktic @ 1:55 said:

     

     

    ” I liked the way Broonie always gave young Paddy the option of an easy ball when the defenders doubled and trebled up on him.”

     

     

    I agree with your excellent point. Broonie did some terrific stuff last night but not all of it was obvious. Your comment points out one of his attributes that is often missed by those concentrating on his less than brilliant passing ( though , on some occasions his eye for a pass was, indeed , brilliant).

     

    So much of our play goes through our captain that it is inevitable that he will appear to be slowing things down on occasions. This antagonises some but professionals in the game seem very aware of the significant role Scott Brown plays in ensuring the smooth running of his team.

     

    JJ

     

     

    PS I believe that, with Broonie in particular, one has to be present at the games to appreciate his contriution.

  21. Weeminger

     

    What you said re the TV audience was what I was attempting to say :-)

     

    Sad that the fourth place team in england have only one qualifier to play, it’s nothing to do with sport, and you are right, it’s not going to change any time soon.

     

    This is where I agree with MM and GP, we need to build something, but sadly I can’t see our present incumbents doing anything, they can’t even get a decent TV channel sorted, what with comms men on the board, how incompitent is that.

     

    HH

  22. Jimbob 71

     

    Give them our regards. The crowd seemed keen to show its appreciation of their efforts but I am not sure that the Imps were aware of that.

     

     

    JJ

  23. tonydonnelly67 on 21st July 2016 2:11 pm

     

     

    Can’t comment on James Forest’s latest piece. I haven’t read any of his stuff since years back when it took him three pages of A4 to say that Charles Green was an eejit.

  24. Before seeing Red Imps I bought into the ‘ pub team’ analogy.

     

    Having seen them twice now, I’m of the opinion they’d be a top half SPL side.

     

    Not nearly as bad as they have been assessed by many.

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. ...
  10. 21