Dedryck Boyata

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  1. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Staff Member Gold Member Super Moderator News Writer

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    Played well but still had that one moment where he fell on his * and nearly allowed them in.

    I'd still be looking for better and hope we are. He has the attributes but just can't bring myself to trust him consistently.

    Cracking header mind.
     
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    Absolutely loved him chasing down that cretin Logan.

    He’s earned another season just for that.
     
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    I know he divides opinion on here but I just don't have confidence with us going into Europe again with him in our backline. He is too unreliable and he's proven he can't be trusted with his poor concentration.
     
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    I actually trust him more than all our other centre-backs, he's a really strong player defensively who I always feel never really gets bothered by anyone especially domestically. His positioning is usually always spot on, he is about as solid as the come in the air, nobody ever really gets turning him or running away from him.

    His mistakes are usually all involving him being on the ball but even then they are a bit blown out of proportion and not that common, he makes about 1 every 10 games or so.

    I'd actually class him as probably the 3rd best centre-back we've had in the last 13 year after Van Dijk and Denayer. Mulgrew was a really good ball player but defensively average, Caldwell like a poor mans Mulgrew, McManus was defensively average and poor on the ball, Loovens was poor defensively and poor on the ball, Majstorovic was decent defensively but slow as * and poor on the ball. Kelvin Wilson was good defensively, poor in the air and average on the ball. Ambrose was good on the ball but couldn't defend, Simunovic is average defensively and average on the ball, Ajer is average defensively and quite good on the ball.

    If I was ranking them i'd probably go Van Dijk > Denayer > Boyata > Wilson > Mulgrew > Ajer as our best since O'Neill.

    If someone is overall really good defensively i'd forgive them the odd mistake unless it was barrowloads. Because it's probably better than to have someone not defensively as good who doesn't make as blatant a mistakes.
     
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    When you look at that list of centre backs, it's crazy how poor we've been in that area over the last number of years. Van Dijk is obviously class, Denayer was very good but only a loan.

    After that...
     
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    He’s nae Joos Hooiveld.
     
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    He looks much more comfortable on the right of Ajer, rather than outside left in a back 3. If we can curb his wanders up the pitch, make him happy being the traditional center half with Ajer having the freedom (and find a decent right back + second left back), we'll be doing well.

    Even if we bring in better I'd be quite comfortable with 4 center halfs of New/Boyata + Ajer/Hendry

    Jozo I think is obviously not rated by Rodgers and his * knees stop him playing on half the plastic * in our league anyway, waste of a wage.
     
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    Away to *. Please.

    I'd let him go on a free. Don't even care if we get a transfer fee. He is gash.
     
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    Excellent player on his day, odd slip but goalies and defenders seem to be under the spotlight more than most. Belgian international, only * player in the team who can score with his head from set pieces. Must keep.
     
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    Hope he signs a long term deal.

    Actually like him as a cb :giggle1:
     
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    He makes Efe look like a world class player.
     
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    Weekend started early? Put the Buckfast down! :101:
     
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    He's like a less skillful Efe. His concentration levels are about the same and his determination levels are similarly abysmal...then you throw in the poor first touch, the poor decision making to pick out the next pass, and your right up * creek without a paddle.

    Welcome to Celtic: How not to Defend 101
     
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    He can cope domestically, but in Europe time and time again he has been found out. He really struggled against all 4 teams we played post qualifiers. If he was saddled up next to a quality defender it probably wouldn't get noticed but him and Simunovic really showed each other up as neither could make up for the others mistakes. For the £1.5m spend, I would say he has done well but we need to get better. If we could get £2m for him then sell and invest £6m plus in a CB to work with Ajer and Hendry.