07 Sep 2017 08:18:44
Keep reading on various sites about how suspect Celtic defence is and wonder where people get this notion.

League. Celtic score 8 concede 2
Rangers score 7 concede 5

League cup Celtic score 5 concede 0
Rangers score 6 concede 0

Europe. Celtic score 13 concede 4
Rangers score 1 concede 2
This with a makeshift team of 2 boys and a mid playing in this dodgy defence.

1.) 07 Sep 2017
07 Sep 2017 09:04:46
how is this relevant?

2.) 07 Sep 2017
07 Sep 2017 09:38:55
It's relevant because some fans believe the myth that there defence is dodgy and can be got about with pressure. all I am saying is yes in Europe against really good teams and the makeshift defence due to injuries they are vulnerable but some fans still maintain they are rubbish defensively and the figures above sort of dispell that myth. also last season with basically the same team domestically they outscored every other team had the best defence record won an undefeated treble even the league cup without conceding a goal. in Europe yes they will be destroyed and prob embarrassed but against psg and Bayern what Scottish team wouldn't. all I am saying saying they are average only makes some on hear feel good not that it is necessary true

3.) 07 Sep 2017
07 Sep 2017 10:22:46
Think st Johnstone manager gets best out of o halloran maybe if we had a real manager o halloran would be better player

4.) 07 Sep 2017
07 Sep 2017 10:42:08
Not conceding a lot of goals doesn't purely come down to having a good defence it also helps when the whole team press high up the park which they do well in all areas. if any team in the world stand off and allow crosses to come into the box there bound to concede at least once as its the hardest thing to defend when a balls whipped into the box and you have 5 guys running towards the goal. I've seen Barca, Real etc all lose goals from set plays but not often because the very rarely let opponents get crosses over

5.) 07 Sep 2017
07 Sep 2017 13:13:25
johnny g i take it your a stats man?
this isn't fifa!
if u watch their games their weakest part of their team is defence but that is because celtic are never under pressure in the spl.
thats why those stats state that and not to do with actual defending .

suggestion; try actually watching football

6.) 07 Sep 2017
07 Sep 2017 14:30:37
Peds, sorry to keep disagreeing and replying to your post, but you do talk some crap.
Everyone knows the defence is the worst part of their team, but it was still well capable of dealing with anything the SPFL threw at them, as you state yourself. Therefore, you would have to agree that the problem is not with their defence, but with the quality of attack in the teams they need to complete against to win the league, i. e. SPFL.

7.) 07 Sep 2017
07 Sep 2017 14:31:15
Pedsl1 I do watch football and don't know anything about fifa ( too old for games) it is irrelevant regarding teams putting pressure on in Scotland the point I was trying to make was some on here and other sites like to claim they are pish they are average they have a poor defence they are lucky. well they play the same teams as we do but seem to perform so much better. it is people that believe these claims. all I am saying you can't go 53 games ( domestically ) undefeated if you are pish, average poor defensively or lucky. and people are deluding themselves thinking they have all these faults. only trying to be realistic and remember they still have their first choice defenders and striker to come back from injury. how do you think we would fair with first 2 choices of defenders and top striker unavailable since beginning of season?

8.) 07 Sep 2017
07 Sep 2017 15:29:57
Ridiculous post. Absolutely nonsensical.

You're talking about their defence and include goals scored. Why?

You've also bizarrely posted rangers goals scored and against.

Are you trying to show they've had a better start to the season? We all know that they have since they've got more points,

That you wasted so much time writing this makes me laugh though. I can only assume you're trolling.