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There is worse to come

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Neil Lennon said we didn’t deserve to lose 4-1, as we dominated large parts of the game against a team who have lost their last four games (not against Celtic), conceding 14 goals in the process.  But oh, Neil, we absolutely deserved to lose by at least that margin.

Our disorganisation is a marvel.  Scott managing to start his jump goal-side of a dropping ball and ending up wrong side.  Callum playing three onside.  Kris A. not committing to block the cross (forgiven, trying to cover two positions), Chris J. attempting to intercept with the wrong foot (forgiven, fitness).  Hatem reliving his Ferencvaros highlights.  Full backs who are never back and produce few assists; there is no defensive midfield, unless you count the goalkeeper who feels the need to leave his box and play that position, just a midfield of nomads.

The team is a collection of individuals unencumbered by a workable strategy.  Opposition managers have their game plan written: defend deep, play on the counter and put numbers forward at set-pieces.  If we could defend counter-attacks and corner kicks, we would be having a legendary season, but we can’t, so everyone looks awful.

In sport, if you have evident fatal flaws and persistently fail to resolve them, you deserve every setback that comes your way.  It is hard to recall a Celtic team that deserved to lose more.  Let me give you a cheery prediction, you will soon forget about last night, as there is worse to come.

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  1. Bitton in midfield for Calmac in a 4231 or 532 in a three man defence. Maybe we’ll do both..

     

     

    Anyway could do with some luck 🍀

  2. Glad to see Barkas back and hope he plays well enough to retain that spot.

     

    Looks like 3-5-2 to me although it could be 4-4-2 with Bitton in midfield?

  3. Thanks for posting the team. Is that the first time Eddie and Ajeti have played together? I have high hopes for that pairing.

     

     

    Oh, and as a big fan of Jamesie, the simple reason we haven’t been playing well is because he hasn’t been playing!

  4. Any clue on the set up?

     

     

    Not sure what scares me more — 3 man defence vs a NB / SB cetre of the MF.

     

    I think NL is now at the stage of throwing darts at dart board to pick his team.

     

     

    The end is nigh — I hope.

     

     

    We still have RC on the pitch to waste 20 dead ball deliveries.

  5. FT 12.58pm

     

     

    We are missing the invisible Bhoy big time … whether you like Jamesy F or not he worries the other team and actually puts opponents on the back foot …. I also think Greg Taylor is a better defender and crosser of the ball than Laxalt … but I like Laxalt as well just think Taylor is actually the better option … but pretty sure Neil knows more than me :-)

  6. ST TAMS on 29TH NOVEMBER 2020 12:43 PM

     

    I’ve called him Lennon since he was a player with us when I loved him . He was an absolute star and legend.

     

     

    As a manager, now that’s a different story.

     

     

    suppose it’s all about opinions.

     

     

    indeed it is St .Tams.so you didnt like him as a manager from when?.

     

    after winning 8?

     

    after winning LC?

     

    after winning SC?

     

    after winning 9?

     

     

    When did your support alter? post Ferencvaros?

     

     

    Or were you dissatisfied with Neils appointment from the start? stuck by him when winning and as soon as it gets wobbly you bale? or revert to your original dissatisfaction?

     

     

    i just find it interesting in general St Tams that at the very time we need to support,we question and during these covid times we cant support physically so our mentality is highlighted as a support.and it is not supporting. hope your good

     

    hh

  7. Barkas,

     

    ElHamed Ajer, Jullien, Laxalt

     

    Bitton Brown, Christie

     

    , Rogic,

     

    Ajeti, Edouard

     

     

    Possible 4312

     

     

    Or more likely 532 but room for manoeuvre🍀