[Matchday] Celtic (5) v Kilmarnock (1)

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  1. Jax Teller Gold Member Gold Member

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    Just seen on Twitter that over the last 38 games Kilmarnock sit 3 points behind us. Incredible stat for Stevie Clark.
     
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  2. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Let’s see. Heard all this same nonsense a few weeks ago with ‘Levein’s Hearts’ and look how that ended.
     
  3. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    We hit a purple patch for a wee while there but we seem to be going backwards again.

    I can see us winning but I don't think it'll be a hammering. Not with the amount of chances we're missing right now.
     
  4. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Massive over reaction. If last Thursday you were offered a win away in Europe meaning you need a point at home for European qualification against an already qualified side, a Cup Final win and a game against Kilmarnock at home to go top of the league with games in hand over the teams around about you would have bit anyone’s hand off offering it.

    We made a load of changes, we didn’t take our chances and we came away with a point. It isn’t the end of the world and Kilmarnock certainly aren’t anything to worry about either. Clarke or not.
     
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    Don’t think we have beaten Killie since Clark took over they have taken a draw twice at celtic park last season and beat us twice at rugby park once in feb and in September there!!!

    I expect more dropped points tbh. Well drilled team. Drab 0-0 for me.
     
  6. JC Anton In Brendan We Trust Gold Member

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    If we pick the right team, we’ll beat them with ease..

    Our performance needs to be up there tho with Thurs in mind.
     
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    That’s the spirit..
     
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    Nice bit of clarity in amongst the understandable frustrations of last nights performance.
     
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  9. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    I don't think I'm over-reacting all. The team got plenty praise for the results against Rosenborg and Aberdeen, even if the performances weren't vintage.

    Constructive criticism is also due when the team play as poorly as they did last night. Which isn't the first this season.

    No over-reacting, no tantrums. We have a good solid starting XI but the squad badly needs improved.

    Some aren't giving us an effort and others aren't anywhere near good enough.
     
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  10. JC Anton In Brendan We Trust Gold Member

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    Aye that’s a fact, we have no quality substitute for Forrest is one example..

    However the LC Final was all about the result and thought we played well enough in Norway again it was the result that mattered.

    A good performance & result is needed v Killie to give us a boost for Salzburg..
     
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  11. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    I think most sensible fans realised that v Rosenborg and v Aberdeen, the result was far more important than the performance.

    In games like last night and v Livingston a few weeks ago there's no reason why we shouldn't be winning the game and winning it well. Some players are completely short-changing us with their 'efforts' at the moment. Reading Rodgers comments this morning though, it seems like he's picked up on that.

    “It’s good for a manager to see – players will knock and ask about why they are not playing and I need to see a game like that,” he said.

    “When you bring in full international players you’d expect it to be ok,” he said. “You can’t go through a season with 11 players. We have players out injured so yeah it was what we had to do."

    Seems to be a comment made with Gamboa, Ntcham and Griffiths in mind.
     
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    What a game we have on our hands here
     
  13. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    That pitch was immaculate last night, against 1 of the worst and easiest side's we've faced all season during 85 minute's of that game..

    It was a disgrace we walked off that pitch with just the 1 point for me..
     
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    Agreed, in Rodgers first season we rotated the squad regularly but there was such a healthy competition in the squad that players were desperate to impress when they got their chance. That can't be said now.

    January is absolutely huge for us
     
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    For me Ntcham was doing well enough out of position, was weird to withdraw him at HT...
     
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    3 or 4 would've been fine yesterday. Player's in their natural positions..

    Then 1 or 2 in the coming game's if need be..

    We need rid of so much * it's almost impossible..

    Nearly as weird as starting him left wing..
     
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    Brown doesn't start this one for me.

    Killie give us no space at all. We can't afford to be * around with these pointless triangle passes between Brown and the CBs for the majority of the game.

    Go with the starting XI that was sweeping aside everything in sight.
     
  18. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    I didn't think he was the worst either and was certainly better than his replacement but Rodgers said the change was tactical, it's obvious he wasn't happy.
     
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    He helped create the goal as well, similar to McGregor playing on the left as an inside winger leaving room for KT to bomb on and then he’s pulling the full back inside or a midfielder/centre back out. For the goal Ntchams run created the space for Christie.
     
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    Hoping Boyata or Ajer are available if not then it’s Jozo again. This team will create plenty and hopefully be a lot more clinical.