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11 Mar 2018 19:53:36
Very sore one today, but for individual mistakes we would have taken at least a draw from the match. Celtics second goal was a disgrace, you should never be beaten by a long hopeful punt up the park and what Goss was doing for their third was unbelievable.

He just let Edouard walk into the penalty area an have a free shot at goal. And Windass once again showed that he is far too often a passenger when we need him most. When you compare their middle 3 and ours it really is a no contest at the moment. I know a lot of fans are wanting us to sign Goss permanently but would he get in the Celtic team? I don't think so therefore we should be looking for better.

Murty should have changed it a bit sooner for sure.

Positives to be taken are we certainly are. Lot closer. Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over. And for me the biggest positive was the performance of docherty, I thought he was immense. If we could add a bit of muscle in beside him next season we will be in good shape.


1.) 12 Mar 2018 11:25:11
Zikos, one of your final comments (Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over) seems to be at odds with what say before it and what actually happened.

2.) 12 Mar 2018 13:23:52
Zikos, we have better in Dorrans, Jack and McCrorie plus Rossiter, but sadly they are all injured!

3.) 12 Mar 2018 21:48:01
Styab - I just think that we could have got something out of the game if it hadn't been for a couple of (crucial) mistakes. I think we are a lot closer to them now and they can no longer just turn up and win, they actually have to put a shift in and like yesterday ride their luck.

Saying that - for us to be better than them we need to improve the midfield three. that's where I think the game (and most gasmes) was won/ lost.

Doherty was class, Goss just didn't perform and Windass was a passenger. I know he has scored a lot of goals lately but still don't think he is a number 10.

4.) 14 Mar 2018 12:02:17
Zikos one poor performance from Goss doesn't suddenly make him a bad player, also it looked like Murty asked him to sit back for more cover and that's not his strengths he is far better off as holding midfielder who likes to get forward.



07 Jan 2018 20:43:38
Forgive me if I'm wrong but didn't Cummings only play well in the championship, I can't remember him doing anything in the SPL. And so I don't get all the hype for what's essentially a really good championship player. If we get him on loan, then fine, but I wouldn't take a risk on him if we had to buy him as he has never performed at this level.


1.) 07 Jan 2018 22:43:45
Would b great signing hope we get him.

2.) 08 Jan 2018 07:25:19
Zikos, Cummings was only 18 when His got relegated and only broke into their team in the playoffs, where he scored their two goals against Hamilton.

3.) 08 Jan 2018 10:02:37
I'm not a fan of Cummings tbh. He comes across as a wee bed, much like Griffiths and would not want him near us. Anyway he hasn't kicked a ball down south. Also stories of late night drinking etc apparently. I think you guys are right when you say he stood out in the championship and not in the top flight. I think everybody remembers him lifting his game against us and assumed that was his normal form, which clearly is not the case. I'd leave well alone.

4.) 08 Jan 2018 11:52:08
If Cummings was half as good for us as Griffiths has been for them, it's a yes from me.

5.) 08 Jan 2018 14:43:45
I'm pretty sure Cummings only came into the Hibs team in the second half of the season where they were relegated, and even at that the majority of his appearances were from the bench. He was sold in the summer after the were promoted so he hasn't really had time to prove his ability in the SPL, however he hasn't exactly been lighting up the Championship down south. I reckon he would work well with Morelos up front for us but my preference would be to give MOH a shot through the middle with Morelos.




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13 Dec 2017 23:12:39
Again too light weight tonight for that style of play and too many passengers. Even the goalscorers were poor. Very few pass marks tonight.

The boy Barker is one to keep an eye on though.


1.) 13 Dec 2017 23:21:01
asked my hibs fan mate if he always plays that well. apparently very hot and cold but was their main threat tonight by a mile

2.) 14 Dec 2017 01:41:34
Boy barker looked a threat!

3.) 14 Dec 2017 08:13:25
I'm told that's Barker's best game - ever. It could take him months to do that again.

4.) 14 Dec 2017 08:50:49
Can't believe some of the posts here, some people are never happy. To go to Easter Road and get a result coming from behind is a fantastic achievement, yeah the performance might not have been there and we rode our luck, but we came away with the points. Remember the manky mob could only manage a draw. There's a lot of talk about us being in a crisis, an embarrassment etc but we are only 5 points behind.

5.) 14 Dec 2017 18:02:16
Struth it's not that I'm not happy about getting the 3 points, however we didn't deserve them. This team of ours can't boss a midfield and retain possession for any length of time and we won't be able to challenge until we can control games for long periods of time. I think this is going to be another wasted year tbh as I can see most of Pedro's signings leave in January.

6.) 14 Dec 2017 18:56:22
In the 9 in a row years Tommy Burns Celtic Never got much because of the goalie's great displays. They had us pegged a few games. So take the deserved and undeserved points, that's what wins cups and leagues. 😃



19 Sep 2017 23:10:39
I fear am absolute hiding on Saturday. Our ball retention is absolutely shocking. When we go ahead we should be making the opponent chase the ball for long spells of the game, draw them out and attack the space. Instead we constantly lose possession and defend deeper and deeper until we eventually concede. Initially I thought Dorrans and Jack in the middle would work but IMO they are not able to control games the way they should. Not sure if they are too deep or too far apart but something has to change/ improve quickly!




14 Jun 2017 22:27:26
Forgive me if I'm wrong here, but didn't PC say in an interview how he wanted to follow FC Porto and Benfica in how they handle transfers in that they stipulate that all dealings are to remain confidential until the player has signed and that they walk away if the agents mention anything to the press. Every player we have signed so far and every player we are currently going after the press knew about them weeks and sometimes months ago, what's happened to keeping a lid on things?




14 Mar 2017 10:57:31
Looking forward to reading the posts on this site in the coming months to see who we are being linked with rather than all the mediocre English lower league players we were linked with during warbs time. Can't wait for next season and if we were to take the invincible title of Celtic at ibrox that would be the best result again them since the cup final win when Ferguson scores the freekick.


1.) 14 Mar 2017 11:53:25
Caixinha really rates his Godson (Ghanaian International player) so hopefully he can bring him in to sort out the defense. Other than that a no nonsense midfielder and a pacey striker are a must.

2.) 14 Mar 2017 13:00:30
Yeah adding a bit of muscle is midfield is a must, although I would be happy with securing hyndman on a permanent or for another year. Also agree we need a striker, one that can finish like a Negri.

3.) 14 Mar 2017 23:04:09
Yes will be exciting seeing us linked with a few decent foreign players and a few internationals all this player hunting in England's league one two and championship was depressing me.



25 Nov 2016 00:26:57
Replying to bgate w, I also think Wallace and Tavernier could thrive in this type of system. In regard to 3 CB's marking one striker. I wouldn't imagine that it would be a rigid 3, For example the centre of the 3 could mark the one up and the others picking up the runners or two CB's doubling up on one striker and the other acting like a sweeper (tugay against monaco) .

I also get the fact that people are saying our attack is too slow, well it isn't helped given the fact we rely on our full backs providing the width. If we played them more advanced they would have at least a 25 yard head start on their current positioning.

And another way to speed the attack play is to take less touches. Its so frustrating at times to watch, players are taking far too many touches on the break and by the time they get anywhere near the opposition box they have 10 men setting up camp. I'm no tactician but surely this is obvious to see. Probably more obvious that McCoist's every man in our own box for a defending corner.

I like MW, I hope he gets things right and hopefully he gets the chance to add more quality to the side and hopefully he won't be so stubborn to change his system every once in a while.


1.) 25 Nov 2016 04:55:35
Given that Hill is the only inform centre back at the club at present and Kiernan is not rated by most of our support where would Warburton find a couple of quality centre backs for these positions. They don't exist in Scotland!

2.) 25 Nov 2016 11:10:38

Then he looks outwith Scotland then.




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25 Jun 2018 00:22:25
Was just about to post on a similar topic.

Genuinely excited about the new campaign but not very optimistic. I think the league will finish roughly the same as last year but with us pipping Aberdeen to second.

Unless (and I know I keep on about it) we can get a midfield 3 to match Celtic's (Brown, Ntcham and Rogic) for strength and creativity can't see us taking any points off them again.

You can go on about Rangers scored more goals than Celtic last season, but I think the total score for old firm games was 14-2. And celtic were coasting most of the season.

Games are won and lost in the middle of the park, so there is you challenge SG. Put together a centre 3 better than celtics and end this pretend 8inarow nonesense.




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12 May 2018 13:25:18
I'm Windass' biggest critic but in his defence I can't remember Windass senior being a great player in his early twenties. Josh still has time to develop. Certainly still not a starting eleven player every week but food squad player with plenty of promise. Maybe SG can turn him into that player we all know he can be.




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21 Apr 2018 21:07:35
I think it changed years ago after the likes of gretna got into Europe and didn't do anything.




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15 Apr 2018 21:41:05
Jyf- Rangers were equally as bad with Haliday as without. That saying, he was lucky to get 40 mins!

He has had his turn and simply isn't good enough.

I have said it on here a few times. We will not beat Celtic until our central 3 is equal to or better than theirs.

Basically we need to have a middle 3 better than Brown, Ncham and Rogic. I think Docherty can be part of that but I don't think we have another 2 players capable of stepping up.

Back to the point - Yes it was a shame for Haliday to be taken off before half time, but he only has himself to blame, if he was performing to the standard expected of any Rangers player he would have stayed on the pitch but he didn't!




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15 Apr 2018 18:46:43
Rangers were an absolute joke today. Haliday was a disgrace - yes he was taken off before half time and for a player that is embarrassing but not half as embarrassing as letting the Celtic midfield stroll about as if it was the Glasgow fair holiday. He was unfortunate that Murty couldn't make more subs as I'm sure he would also have swapped Martin and Dorrans as well they were also poor. But a criticism of Murty would be that why would we expect any more from these players? Dorrans, Martin, Murphy have been totally rubbish! Dorrans can't pass or retain the ball! Martin can't defend! and Murphy can't go passed a cone!





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17 Jun 2018 18:16:48
Personally didn't want us to sign any of the players that abandoned us with the exception of Steve Davis. That includes McGregor - and you guys want to make him captain. Very short memories!

Why not sign Naismith and make him club captain?




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13 May 2018 23:16:12
C. f bear- great point. I agree that Cardoso isn't the greatest but he is certainly better than Martin. Alves definitely is. Makes you wonder why we have been playing a loan signing rather than our own. I think we have been trying to sicken them into wanting a move tbh.




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13 May 2018 22:57:03
He is a good character to have around but we need better I'm afraid.




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24 Apr 2018 11:25:59
Bee82, if we went with your assessment we would be challenging for 2nd/ 3rd again next year. Now out of all the players you want stay- how many would get into the Celtic team. 2 or 3 at most.

We need 6 or 7.




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16 Apr 2018 11:36:17
Jyf- you are totally right. If Murty could have made more that the allocated 3 changes in sure Martin would have been one of them. However up until his removal from the ptich. What exactly did Haliday co tribute? FA the same as the other so called Bluenose! We need to get rid of this small club mentality that says that because a player supports Rangers as a club then we should sign them. We need to sign players good enough to play for Rangers. I can't remember any talk of who Laudraup, Hately, McCall, Goram etc etc etc supported. It didn't matter then and it shouldn't now.