Celtic v CFR Cluj - Paradise, Tuesday 13 August - all comments here

John Hughes

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When you watch a game of football and it's blindingly obvious where the problems lie with your team of choice, doesn't it make you wonder why the so called professionals cant see what you can see as a layman ?
Last season sevco bullied us twice at Ibrox. We have a good midfield but it can be physically dominated by a lesser talented team. Our defence has been inept for years , with the deficiencies obvious to most fans. What has been done about it ? Next to fuck all. And when we sign a £7m centre half we don't play him.
Some of Lennon's choices have been bizarre. For example, on Saturday we were 5-1 up with both Shved and Bayo on the bench and he brings on Sinclair. What was the point of that when these two guys are crying out for game time ?
Fucking love Lenny too but fuck sake mate open your eyes and address the problems.
 

50 Shades of Green

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We are all emotional just now bud,tomorrow is another day ,disappointing yes ,but we will pick up again ,debate is what keeps us going ,hh
Give it time Ray mate, he will prove me right, he's a broken record, I can take the criticism when its due and tonight its due make no mistake, but this tube will add nothing positive and bring his own brand of repedative pish.

I will give my thoughts on tonight later I'm still on the supporters bus heading home an hour after the game and I live 11 bloody miles from Celtic Park.

H. H
 

SamTeàrlachH

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Apart from Christie who was immense but can’t do it on his own, Eddie and Forrest and maybe new Rb get pass marks, the rest were shite.. this team is in serious need of reinvigorating.PL needs to back Lennon and if he doesn’t Lennon needs to be honest with us and come out with it..that he ain’t getting backed,Celtic from such a position of strength have almost fucked it up!!! PL still has 3 weeks to sort it and if he doesn’t... I’m off to Arsenal ??
Yep, agree with that assessment of players. I'm not judging CalMac as he was playing out of position. I thought Elhamed was very good. And you saw how utterly gutted he was at the end. And he's only been here for a few games. If there's one silver lining to this, it's that we were at times awesome in attack. It's just our defence and GK was shambolic and lackadaisical in the extreme.
 

Maria

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When you watch a game of football and it's blindingly obvious where the problems lie with your team of choice, doesn't it make you wonder why the so called professionals cant see what you can see as a layman ?
Last season sevco bullied us twice at Ibrox. We have a good midfield but it can be physically dominated by a lesser talented team. Our defence has been inept for years , with the deficiencies obvious to most fans. What has been done about it ? Next to fuck all. And when we sign a £7m centre half we don't play him.
Some of Lennon's choices have been bizarre. For example, on Saturday we were 5-1 up with both Shved and Bayo on the bench and he brings on Sinclair. What was the point of that when these two guys are crying out for game time ?
Fucking love Lenny too but fuck sake mate open your eyes and address the problems.

Bullied us. Bit of an over-reaction.
 

Maria

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Give it time Ray mate, he will prove me right, he's a broken record, I can take the criticism when its due and tonight its due make no mistake, but this tube will add nothing positive and bring his own brand of repedative pish.

I will give my thoughts on tonight later I'm still on the supporters bus heading home an hour after the game and I live 11 bloody miles from Celtic Park.

H. H

Safe journey pal.
 

Andybhoy88

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For sure, Lenny made errors in his selection, but to be double-sure, it wasn't Lenny that made fundamental errors on the park.

I don't even begin to understand the thinking behind playing Calmac left-back and he got caught ball-watching at their first and at various other points throughout the game.

Sorry Andy, but that certainly didn't shape up like a back three, not with Hatem playing as far up as he did.

Broony had an absolute 'mare, and I mean an absolute 'mare......it happens, but it cost us tonight.

The keeper has to hold his hands up too. Some strange decision-making and poor at the third goal.

I'm sure it all made sense in theory before the match, but it certainly didn't make much sense in practice.

Just a word on the ref too, because that dickwad also had a fucking shocker. If I didn't know better, I'd have seorn he was from Lanarkshire.

PL deserves a kicking. Lenny deserves a bit of a kicking. Broony, Bain and Calmac deserve a bit of a kicking.

But this shit doesn't stick to any one individual. That was a collective effort in gifting the game, so for as much as we like to play the blame game - it's pretty tricky to pin it on one person.

And just for counter-balance, Lawwell has to have his feet held to the fire - no doubt about it, but for as much as folk are all for telling him to get to fuck - I'm still not hearing much about any credible replacements!


Win as a team, lose as a team; however- another sale might be in the offing soon.

By the way I'm pissed.......figuratively and metaphorically, so I'll apologise in advance if I cause offence.
It certainly didn't shape up as a back 4 either SP because Calmac looked caught between LB and LW for most of the 90 from what I could see and turned out to be neither, looked like he didn't know which position he was supposed to be playing which is probably why I assumed it was a back 3.

I refuse to blame Calmac for his display tonight because it was the manager's call to play him there and it was a disastrous decision because it messed with the whole shape of the team and how we usually set up, caused nothing but confusion.

HH mate(y)
 

SamTeàrlachH

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He’s a captain. Not fkn perfect pal. Not a cunt breathing who hasn’t made a mistake.

Both are professional footballers so if both have a shit game it should be ok to say that.

But not when y’all control the narrative to say boli should not be criticised but broony should.

Ain’t fkn happenin pal. Not tonight.
Boli should be criticised within the context of him playing 3 games for Celtic. Boli was mercilessly criticised. I'm unaware of anyone being censored over criticism of Bolingoli - it's ubiquitous all over social media and fan forums. As I said, people were calling for the boy to be sold after one dodgy game. That's obviously absurd. Brown was criticised because he made a huge mistake and is a hugely experienced player.
 

Maria

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It certainly didn't shape up as a back 4 either SP because Calmac looked caught between LB and LW for most of the 90 from what I could see and turned out to be neither, looked like he didn't know which position he was supposed to be playing which is probably why I assumed it was a back 3.

I refuse to blame Calmac for his display tonight because it was the manager's call to play him there and it was a disastrous decision because it messed with the whole shape of the team and how we usually set up, caused nothing but confusion.

HH mate(y)
Noticed the bhoys saying that was wrong call on Calmac prior to the match Andy. ??
 

Maria

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Boli should be criticised within the context of him playing 3 games for Celtic. Boli was mercilessly criticised. I'm unaware of anyone being censored over criticism of Bolingoli - it's ubiquitous all over social media and fan forums. As I said, people were calling for the boy to be sold after one dodgy game. That's obviously absurd. Brown was criticised because he made a huge mistake and is a hugely experienced player.

Yeah well trust me he wasn’t allowed to be coz i got shot down and then a fkn pile on so forgive me for no agreeing wi you there.
 

Maria

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I wouldn't say he sold the jerseys but if he hadn't had a rush of blood to the head and stupidly handled that ball we would have gone through. They were struggling at that stage and were there for the taking.

They scored another john.
 

Maria

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Ah, well I missed that. All I saw on here was most people saying he was shocking that night and a few people saying that he maybe needs some time. On Twitter and other fan forums it was even more vicious on him.

And everyone saying he’s new move on.

Well move on tonight. One person does not make a team

??
 

Andybhoy88

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Noticed the bhoys saying that was wrong call on Calmac prior to the match Andy. ??
That's why it was a disastrous decision Maria, if we can all see that's a mistake then why can't Lenny?

Just for the record (before anyone tries to claim I'm hating on Lenny because he wasn't my shout for the job) I'm not turning on Lenny he still has my support but that decision HAS to be called out because it was tactical suicide, a ridiculous call to make!

HH pal(y)
 

SamTeàrlachH

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And everyone saying he’s new move on.

Well move on tonight. One person does not make a team

??
No, it certainly doesn't. And we lost tonight as a team. It was a team and tactical failure from us. If only we could just blame one player in a way. The problems run much deeper. Hopefully not too deep.
 

Maria

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That's why it was a disastrous decision Maria, if we can all see that's a mistake then why can't Lenny?

Just for the record (before anyone tries to claim I'm hating on Lenny because he wasn't my shout for the job) I'm not turning on Lenny he still has my support but that decision HAS to be called out because it was tactical suicide, a ridiculous call to make!

HH pal(y)
Thats fair enough pal.
 

Ray

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All said and done,this club will not go into debt,? The huns are massively in debt,but they don’t care ,all the clubs are going into debt,to progress,we have bought players and they are not playing them,Lennon’s choice, we have some fine players here, played in wrong positions,hh
 
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