Chris Davies Hired As Rodgers Assistant

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  1. The IRA

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    Think he was a bit over the top there.
     
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  2. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nope he's right.
     
  3. gary88

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    Should be showing a bit of respect. They done well last season and thats the kind of stuff that does a managers talk for him. If the quote is correct mind you
     
  4. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    It's not.
     
  5. gary88

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    Did think that Davies has impressed me so far so thought that seemed bit odd
     
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  7. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    He called them * * then said Bayern are getting pumped.

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    Next Sellik manager.
     
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    Sounds well excited and it's refreshing to read. Good to hear how much he loves being here. Chris also is great speaker and let's BR get on with his job when he needs it.
     
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    SINCE Brendan Rodgers and his backroom team arrived in Glasgow last summer to launch their Celtic revolution, they have yet to experience defeat in Scottish football. It’s a truly astonishing feat. When the Hoops welcome Ross County on Saturday, they will be aiming to extend their unbeaten domestic run to 55 matches.

    Despite all the records which were smashed last season as the Bhoys became Treble Invincibles, the culture of winning and pursuit of excellent will never be allowed to abate with Brendan Rodgers at the helm, according to assistant manager Chris Davies.

    “It’s nice to hear the run being mentioned to be honest,” he said in this week’s Celtic View. “It was quite a long time ago but we were proud to have equalled and broken the Lisbon Lions’ domestic unbeaten record from the start of a season. From then on, we have just carried on and it hasn’t been spoken about a lot. To hear we are going for 55 domestic games unbeaten just shows you the level the players have been at.

    “The key to the Invincibles’ season was the manager’s relentlessness and his demands on the players. Their ability to stay at a really high level and their qualities allowed them to never lose a game. Here we are again, we are still going and nothing has changed and, if anything, we are stronger than last year. It’s football, and we will lose a game at some point, but hopefully it’s not this weekend.

    “The manager is our leader who we all follow. He is someone who has an expectation and a demand on his team and his staff and everybody to keep driving forward. He sets that and leads by example, and everyone else is on board and working right behind him.

    "That’s how a culture is created, but of course the players have to go out on to the pitch and try and maintain those standards in all sorts of different conditions, home and away, which isn’t easy. It’s a massive credit to them that we have managed to keep that going. It’s the culture we have managed to create, set by the manager, and long may it continue.”

    Whether it’s high-pressure matches, poor pitches, below-par performances or heavy fixture schedules, Celtic have successfully negotiated every obstacle in their path.

    “You think domestically we have had cup finals and semi-finals in there, pressure games away at our biggest rivals, games on synthetic pitches, and games when players are tired,” said Davies. “In the winter months when pitches aren’t so good or you don’t get the luck you want in the game, you have to be resilient and keep going and make sure, whatever happens, you are playing with the biggest mentality you possibly can and then hopefully you can get the results.

    “That’s all we can really control and focus on - being super-prepared for all the games, be focused and taking the right mentality into every game and, so far, we are unbeaten. There have been numerous challenges and you have to keep finding the answers.”
     
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    CD on #UCL: "I thought we played really well. We are pleased. Disappointed we lost the game but performance level was good."

    CD: "It gives us confidence that we can play at that level but it’s not for granted that we are in the @EuropaLeague."


    CD: "It’s a sign of progression to qualify and finish third than to qualify and finish last. As I say, still a long way to go."

    CD on @kierantierney1: "He’s a fantastic young player. He’s got energy, enthusiasm and everything you want in a left-back."

    CD: "Brendan does a lot with the @CelticFCAcademy here. He talks about his footballing beliefs and tries to develop the club."

    CD on @St_Johnstone_FC: "They’re not on the best run but that doesn’t matter. They are a really competitive and organised team."

    CD: "If you go away to a top six team you can expect a tough game."


    CELTIC’S target in European competition this season was to improve upon last season’s campaign when they reached the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. That means getting European football after Christmas.

    The Hoops remain on track to achieve that, sitting third in Group B with two matches remaining – away to Paris Saint-Germain and at home to Anderlecht, who currently prop up the table. And assistant manager Chris Davies believes that Tuesday night’s performance against Bayern Munich will only further boost the confidence of the squad ahead of those Euro fixtures.

    “It was a really good performance and I thought we played really well,” he said, speaking at Lennoxtown today. “We were good with the ball and we defended with good organisation.

    “We’re disappointed we lost the game but the performance level was good, and we made a statement that we can perform at this level.”

    Having beaten Anderlecht 3-0 in Brussels, the Hoops are hoping to eliminate the third-seeded team in Group B from European competition.

    But there will be no complacency within the Celtic ranks going into that game at home on December 5, regardless of how the next set of fixtures unfold, with the Hoops heading to Paris and Anderlecht playing host to Bayern Munich.

    “Anderlecht are a good team,” said Chris Davies. “They were good but we were even better on the night (in Belgium), but it’s not taken for granted that we'll be in the Europa League.

    “Anderlecht are really the ones who had the expectancy to get third, so it’s a sign of progression for us to qualify and finish third than to qualify and finish last.

    “The Europa League is a very difficult competition, and there are some top teams in there – the likes of Arsenal, who have got the same budget as Bayern Munich, Lyon, who are one of the top teams in France, and Lazio, who are doing really well in Serie A – so we would need a good draw and a bit of luck.

    “At the moment we are performing and progressing, but there’s still a long way to go.”
     
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    CELTIC will go into Saturday’s game against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park looking to win the game, not in order to set any records, but just because that has been the focus for every single match under Brendan Rodgers.

    All talk of making history will be confined to the supporters. Inside the Celtic dressing-room, it’s just about getting another three points in order to ensure the team go into the international break on top of the Premiership table.

    That’s not to say the squad won’t be proud should they extend their unbeaten domestic record to 63 games and beat the previous record set by Willie Maley’s Celtic side 100 years ago. But as assistant manager Chris Davies explained, the unbeaten run is a result of focusing only on the next game which, in this case, will be a tough St Johnstone side.

    “We’ve never used it as a team talk,” said Davies. “The record isn’t something we think about. It’s been a consequence of the great players and the manager leading everyone forward. We’ve always had the same mentality, and that’s to win the next game.

    “It’s an incredible achievement to have driven the team all the way now to 62 games and we’re proud to have equalled that, but our focus is on the game and consequences of that hopefully are something else.

    “St Johnstone are a competitive team and I watched them against Ross County. They’re not on the best run in terms of results but that doesn’t matter. They are a really competitive and organised team. They are a top-six team. If you go away to a top-six team, you can expect a tough game.”
     
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    A TRIP to Dingwall to face Ross County is next up for Celtic this weekend, and the 4-0 win over the Staggies at Paradise earlier in the season will have given the Hoops a measure of their opponents who, like every other team in Scotland, will be desperate to try and end the unbeaten run.

    Speaking to the Celtic View, assistant manager Chris Davies explained that the mindset of the squad leaves no room for complacency and the team will continue to approach each game as they have done so far this season, regardless of whether they write a new page in the history book with each 90 minutes played.

    “Hopefully we can extend the run, starting with Ross County, but that’s not how we approach games,” he said. “Playing for Celtic brings an expectation in every game, regardless of whether there’s a record or not, so that won’t affect us in any way.

    “It’s about performing, focusing on the game and the game-plan. Hopefully that means we’ll win games and continue the run but it’s really not something that will affect us moving forward. We’re proud to have stepped past the previous record and now it’s about business as usual.”

    The success has only served to intensify the challenge, however, and the squad must now ready itself for four games in 11 days with two Premiership fixtures, the League Cup final and a UEFA Champions League tie away to Paris Saint-Germain.

    This is by no means an unfamiliar challenge for Brendan Rodgers who has utilised his squad throughout this season while maintaining the high level of performance and success that Celtic fans have become accustomed to.

    “It’s the busiest period of the season coming up in terms of the sheer volume of games,” said Chris Davies. “We have 13 games in a six-week period, which works out about a game every three or four days, so we’re going to have to use the whole squad and make a big push now towards the winter break.

    “That’s something which maybe hasn’t been mentioned as much but it’s definitely a factor in football. To maintain the high level of performance for such a long period packed with so many games is another positive for us.

    “The manager has installed a culture whereby the players are very much a squad of players rather than just a team. The mentality is such that the players who aren’t starting a game are working hard on their fitness and their own development and their game so that when they do step into the team they’re ready and prepared.

    “That mentality is ultimately set by the manager and the culture he has established. That’s allowed us to change players and different players have game-time and perform at a high level. All the players in the squad are valued and feel valued by the manager and the staff.

    “That’s important as well because each and every one of them is important and unique and we need them all. The success of this run is testament to that.

    “All the best teams have competition for places and that’s exactly what we’ve got here. You look through the positions and each position has good competition because there’s quality throughout the squad. That naturally helps players maintain their level and it’s very important.”
     
  14. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Gold Member

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    Keep forgetting he is only 32. Mental how much experience he has already as a coach.
     
  15. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Same age as Scott Brown. :56:
     
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    Nuts!

    In 2005 he was already involved in the Leicester Academy, he was 20:56: By 25 he was at Swansea with Rodgers.
    Think he could go on to be a great gaffer himself.
     
  17. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    That's mental.

    Aye I can see him becoming a good manager.
     
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    Quite surprised to read he never played a professional game. Loads of academy games and Welsh youth team games and had to chuck it at 19 due to injury.

    Maybe gives an insight as to why he's so determined to be successful in the management/coaching side of the game. Missed out on so much as a player, an entire career and probably feels hard done by and very unlucky with how his own playing career panned out. Now wants to make his mark. Definitely going to be a top coach, especially learning from Brendan :notworthy
     
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    CD : “I thought we were good in the final. Fully deserved the victory and played well. I thought we dominated the ball, dominated the territory and the chances. We deserved to win.”

    CD: Full credit to them for the season they’ve had. It’s a great achievement for them to reach the final. I think Stephen Robinson's done a very good job. He’s taken them a long way from last year.”

    CD : “They are a good team. They’re proving that in the league. They play at a good tempo and have good energy, that’s the difference with them.”

    CD : “On a tighter pitch that we’ll be playing on tomorrow it’s going to be a real challenge for us and we’ve got to be ready for that.”


    CD: “Motherwell have played three of four different systems of play this season. We’ve played more than that so both teams can be flexible tactically. That’ll bring a new dimension to the game in terms of how both teams set up.”

    CD: “I’m anticipating the same style, intensity and aggression which has been getting them results in the league. We’ll be planning to give them problems and tweak our system to make sure that we win the game.”