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04 Mar 2018 10:27:26
Is anyone else concerned about our set plays? It is almost double figures each week for corners yet I can't remember the last time we scored from one. And Nchamp getting all the freekicks? We are as ytwell just handing the ball back to the goalkeeper. Having one guy in the squad who can take a corner and free kick at this level is pretty worrying.

when he's injured or not picked we have nothing. I did notice KT was given a shot at the corners yesterday and there was a bit more quality in the corners. But who else can take a free kick? On a side note shooting is the part of his game where Nchamp really needs to improve. He has a good all round game, a good engine and he gets himself into some great positions to shoot, then delivers a pass back or something well of target. Would love to see stats on how many goals we have scored over the last 50 or 100 corners though.

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04 Mar 2018 13:31:23
Ntchams set play a are woeful and Sinclair no much better.

04 Mar 2018 17:42:32
We are terrible at corners, free kicks and thrown ins. I remember when MON was boss and almost every corner was a goal. Even Lennon and WGS made us threats from set pieces and used them well in Europe.

Doesn’t seem like Brendan focuses on them in training as they reall are woeful. The delivery is rotten but even when it is a decent ball into the box we don’t attack the six yard box.

04 Mar 2018 18:29:57
Whatever oor opinions on big boyata we miss him in the opposition box.

04 Mar 2018 22:57:30
It's one (the only) thing a celtic tv America would be half decent at. Rain Man type interpretation, facts and figures for any type of outcome. Commentary would be more irritating granted (Shouting obviously) "KT BURSTING INTO AN OFFENSIVE POSITION COVERING MORE THAN 30 YARDS INTO THE FINAL 1/ 4 FOR THE 100TH TIME THIS FALL TOM" "RIGHT YOU ARE JERRY"
and so on

Wonder where we sit in the spl with corner or set play goals over the last few years? Higher than most I'd guess although the benchmark isn't too high which is no excuse. The standard most of the time from corners has been abysmal when we have a one up top and our 2nd choice striker is the only guy that can hit them. I hope for nothing when we get a corner now. I fear a **** up and a counter attack.

05 Mar 2018 10:41:17
Brendan hasn't had an opportunity to work on attacking and defending corners and free kicks and throw ins . All season Celtic have played two games a week, which hardly gives an opportunity to prepare for the next opponents and certainly not set plays .

I think your memory of MON's team is a bit sentimental as although they may have a better scoring rate from set pieces than we currently have, they were very far from scoring from every set play .
MON 's team were full of many very tall players and others like Larsson who were exceptional in the air . We don't have as many tall players.

05 Mar 2018 10:48:50
Been saying for a while now that our set plays are shocking! Ntcham, Sinclair are terrible and KT wasn’t much better on Saturday! I’ve lost count how many times we hit the first man from set plays! It’s like corners are an inconvenience to us by the way! Poor delivery and absolutely no aggression to get to the ball when it does make it!

How I used to love seeing Alan Thompson on a corner, with Balde, Mjalby, Sutton and Hartson all breaking there neck to get on the end of it! On Saturday we had 3 6 foot plus defenders in the box and we rarely managed to give them anything to go for in the box! I know Brendan is all for the passing game but when your having 12 corners in a match and barely getting an attempt on target from any of them then something has to be done!

05 Mar 2018 16:44:28
Surely attacking and defending corners/ practicing set plays is a key aspect of preparing for any opposition? And in terms of not having time for improving that side of things-what about our winter break? Got to admit that since Griff got injured our dead ball options have taken a knock and Boyata was a great for a header on a corner but that aside, it would be good to see us making more of our corners in particular.

05 Mar 2018 18:18:42
I’d have liked wee Paddy to have got half an hour against Morton but i’m sure he could make a difference against them on Sunday off the bench!

05 Mar 2018 22:59:29
I am sure that Brendan Rodgers doesn't have his first team practising corners and set pieces just because he wants to annoy the supporters . It's more likely that B R feels that with the limited time available he has other aspects that he feels more important to work on .
Results have proven that Brendan hasn't done too badly and his coaching has got us good domestic results only 2 losses in approx 75 games.

04 Mar 2018 00:37:36
Talking to some Tim pals at game today, and they were saying we are in talks with PSG to extend young Odsonne's loan for another year.
ED007 you heard anything about this?

{Ed007's Note - No I haven't, Tim but I don't see why not at least ask.}

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04 Mar 2018 09:55:13
May well be the mousse away in the summer and the boy may get more game time? Both do seem better with someone along side them could Odsonne and Griffiths be a good pairing? He has potential and quality just not had a long run of games to show it to commit to the agreed fee? None of our strikers have had an extended run has been stop start all season. Roll on next Sunday hopefully another hun skelping finally shut the deluded up and their pals in the press 🙂⚽️🍀🏆.

04 Mar 2018 23:14:57
Timalloy Talks may be taking place about extending odsonne's loan,
However I don't know how your Tim friends come could have any knowledge whether these talks were happening or not.

03 Mar 2018 16:14:50
Any truth that beaton is meant to be the ref next week?

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03 Mar 2018 17:08:57
Think that game will have Bobby madens name all over it mate.

03 Mar 2018 17:36:07
Delbhoy: U mean Bobby Midden.

03 Mar 2018 17:39:55
Whoever it is delbhoy we'll be up against from 1st minute, only thing to do is take a few off them and enjoy the show.

03 Mar 2018 18:40:38
It's beaton 100per cent.

03 Mar 2018 19:06:14
That's the cards left in the house then!

04 Mar 2018 09:56:10
I tend to think Beaton is one of the better ones TBH (and realise that ain't saying much) .

Remember him getting right in aboot that wee gremlin that ran out at Scott Brown at Ibrox and respect him for that even if he isn't the finest official to walk the land.

04 Mar 2018 10:14:45
Got a feeling we will see the return of Craig ‘honest mistake’ Thomson to help dig the Sevco out of their hole but praying I’m wrong.

06 Mar 2018 12:36:39
I stand corrected it Willie collum.

03 Mar 2018 11:31:03

Celtic XI v Morton: De Vries; Ajer, Simunovic, Compper; Forrest, Brown, Ntcham, Tierney; Rogic, Sinclair; Dembele.

Subs: Bain, Lustig, Kouassi, McGregor, Roberts, Musonda, Edouard

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03 Mar 2018 11:40:09
No messing about. I'm liking the look of the team. It will be good to see Compper in action and hopefully PR gets a run out.

03 Mar 2018 11:44:06
Any idea on the formation ed? Glad to finally see compper in action.

{Ed007's Note - I've changed it show that it's a 3-4-2-1 mate.}

03 Mar 2018 11:55:58
Good lineup. Hopefully with Comppers experience in there we will get the best out of Ajer and Jozo.

03 Mar 2018 10:25:53
Celtic pal telling me only about 20,000 tickets sold for game so far, could be a lot of empty seats.

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03 Mar 2018 10:51:29
It's Morton, conditions are terrible for a lot of people plus it's on the telly.

02 Mar 2018 16:22:20
4th April before we can play game in hand, just so we can have a month of it looking like it's closer than it is. Should've been played this Wednesday, joke of a decision.

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02 Mar 2018 17:13:32
Agree two reasons why it's not being played Wednesday 1.lustig won't be available 2.like you say they want it to seem closer o well well just have to go 9 clear on the 11th.

02 Mar 2018 20:30:42
Guys having a free midweek before the game next week is a great thing. Is gives the gaffer and coaches a full week of training with the player.
Our players are now going to go into that game fresh, prepared and ready to go.
Don't listen to the pish fae the press. This is a good thing g.

02 Mar 2018 21:11:38
Kev I don't listen to the press mate just think we could have had a few players get game time with boyata Roberts griff commper Armstrong all Back training I really fancy us to win the game against sevco but it's the sfa that do my head in their strange calls.

02 Mar 2018 21:19:04
Sammy the last time we made all they changes we lose against killie.
Fans went mental.
As the gaffer said today the games at this end of the season are about winning not fitness.
Strongest and fittest team out between now and the end. Get the players game time in the development games and at the end of main games when they are won.

02 Mar 2018 23:50:39
Kev don't think we made that many changes against killie are you thinking about the st Johnstone game? Also mate going on your theory Morton tomorrow all be it a championship side we shouldn't have any problems as we've had a full week free.

03 Mar 2018 00:09:47
Faster the middle of March we will be in the middle of the teens better off in points and Aberdeen will be our closest rivals.

03 Mar 2018 08:32:27
The SFA have nothing to do with SPFL fixtures.

03 Mar 2018 10:36:45
Not clued up on those things the powers that be whoever they are.

03 Mar 2018 12:29:32
Sorry Sammy your right was st Johnstone I was thinking.

02 Mar 2018 15:00:06
Griffiths, Boyata and Armstrong all pictured training today.

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02 Mar 2018 15:32:07
Griff looking like he’s enjoyed a few ales and the odd case of Tunnocks.

03 Mar 2018 00:12:55
Daviebhoy, you can be relied upon to make an unfounded stupid remark .
Griffiths knows if he was on the beer and having a bad diet Brendan Rodgers would have him out and away before the start of the grouse season.

03 Mar 2018 12:33:42
Aye, cheers for that Chris! He looks like he has put on a bit of timber, the operative word there being “looks” as it is my opinion and not put forward as fact. Unfounded and stupid comments? You keeping track then? The boy has form for bad lifestyle choices and looks like he’s put on weight. Don’t see how that is either unfounded or stupid.

05 Mar 2018 23:06:03
I don't disagree with about your comments about Griffiths lifestyle in the past .
You will recall that Brendan Rodgers has spoken publicly about problems with some parts of L G lifestyle, so I think LG wants to stay at Celtic and will behave in such away that B R won't find fault with LG.

01 Mar 2018 17:16:36
Celtic ticket office saying Morton game is OFF.
My pal at Celtic Pools say park is fine, but surrounding areas and roads still packed with snow making travelling difficult.

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02 Mar 2018 12:19:54
Just seen a pic on social media of the team training at Celtic park ahead of the game?

02 Mar 2018 12:30:29
Offical Celtic site say game is ON, and no pitch inspection planned.
The confusion yesterday was that ticket office was NOT accepting payments. Seems all ok now.

{Ed007's Note - The pitch is in perfect condition, Tim. This was it yesterday so there was never any question of the pitch not being playable:


02 Mar 2018 16:21:53
Morton have asked for the game to be postponed. Need to tell them to do one.

28 Feb 2018 10:16:24
Game is off tonight as expected with the snow, of course, this puts bit more pressure on for derby, really can't lose that match.

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28 Feb 2018 10:50:54
Disagree, the pressure is on the home side whos fans keep saying they are in a title race. they've not beaten us at ibrox since they regurgatated back to life. So there is zero pressure for the Champions, go there, put them back in their box, jobs a good'un.

28 Feb 2018 12:51:13
Hope so, they aren’t a great side, they are just scoring with pretty much every attempt on target, that won't last.

28 Feb 2018 13:22:50
Means The suspension for Lustig carries to the rangers game.

28 Feb 2018 13:34:16
Right now im good with that Mattybhoy👍.

28 Feb 2018 14:24:38
Although Lustig has been poor recently he is usually immense against Sevco.

28 Feb 2018 15:19:17
Lustig is a loss for me. The big man brings a wealth of experience in these games and tends to rise to the occasion. Think a lot of people have turned on him unfairly. He has been a great player for us going through a bad patch while he's playing with an injury.
My problem now is who do we replace him with.
Usually I'd say raleston but he's not kick a ball in months.

28 Feb 2018 15:26:48
I agree Kev, we are much stronger with four at the back as apposed to three however who fills in at right back?

28 Feb 2018 15:30:23
If Ralston not fit what about young hendry.

28 Feb 2018 16:45:20
Wats wrong with Gamboa?

28 Feb 2018 17:57:10
He's sh*te.

28 Feb 2018 18:26:47
Wyllie the guy is murder.

28 Feb 2018 09:46:02
It's official now lads, all 3 SPFL games this evening are off.

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