January Transfer window

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  1. straighttalker

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    Another embarrassing result in Europe, don't matter if it's PSG or a diddy team from Andorra, Celtic should never be beat by this margin. Can't make excuses here, shouldn't be in awe of tonights opponents, if Celtic want to make a mark in European football then they have to start stepping up and get rid of the Scottish 'at least we're here to make up the numbers' mentality.

    Team still has a couple of things that need remedied:

    Goalkeeper - Craig Gordon good shot stopper but distribution still poor. Was at blame for two goals today at least.

    Right back - Lustig has not got the fitness level anymore due to his numerous injuries. Needs a solid replacement

    Centre back - Boyata and Simunovic are good but not great, Celtic need a marquee defender (or two) to come in. It's shocking how we've had to play at least 3 of the biggest games of the season with makeshift defenders.

    Defensive Midfield - Brown is the club captain and the driving force but I think can no longer play at this level and is getting found out in a couple of European matches. Can he be replaced though?
     
  2. Aidan O’Shea Gold Member Gold Member

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    Craig Gordon is not a good shot stopper. In games where the opposition has 20+ shots on goal he’ll make a very good save whilst conceding at will at his near post. Awful goalkeeper and probably only about the 4th best in Scotland alone.
     
  3. celticpro Banned!

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  4. Ozymandias Manna, Beloved Gold Member

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    Brown and Lustig have been two of our best performers in Europe this season.

    Gordon isn't a good shot stopper.



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  5. Jo-Jo-Buffon

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    Rb love mikael but he is as slow as rogic

    Cb or 2

    Sign paddy

    Think were covered in CM and bleed johnstone in to cover wide
     
  6. WolfOfParkhead

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    Regardless of the fact we can improve i will never judge our team against that
     
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  7. JC Anton Time for 9 Gold Member

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    We're flush with midfielders and have three RBs in the squad..

    One quality CB in the window coming and a GK in the summer are the priority.

    However we simply can't complete with PSG, Barca, Madrid or City(this season) no matter who we buy.
     
  8. Gabriel Fuck the huns Gold Member

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    Man for man our defense is not any worse then the team that nearly drew Barca away and beat them at home. Our goalie is at least 3 levels behind
     
  9. andybhoy94 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Keeper couple of defenders and keep Moussa and we'll be in great shape going into the Europa
     
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  10. Bobo_ Gold Member Gold Member

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    Gave away the baw for the first goal. Outstanding after that. Top class against Bayern the last night too.

    Away for a lie down you
     
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  11. apevrak

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    GK on ending contracts next summer according to Transfermarkt:

    Arrizabalaga - 23 - Bilbao
    Consigli - 30 - Sassulo
    Cardinale - 23 - Nice
    Robles - 27 - Everton
    Alvarez - 31 - Celta
    Hradecky - 27 - Frankfurt
    Hitz - 30 - Augsburg
    Hennessey - 30 - Palace
    Krul - 29 - Brighton
    Vorm - 34 - Spurs

    Any of these worth a punt?
     
  12. oh bhoy

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    Completely agree with the o.p.
     
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    The reason we never got knocked out in Israel a couple of years ago was of Kolo Toure. He clearly never * himself, stayed calm and didn't give the ball away every time, unlike the rest of our teams before and ever since.
     
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    Agree with some disagree with others,
    How do you think the manager is doing in Europe?
     
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    I think he's telling the players to go express themselves and play as they play in Scotland which is good as it shows he has confidence in his players...but I really think he's asking to much of them as they dont have the quality to match...i think after 3 high score defeats in two years he has to seriously re-consider his tactics for games where we are going to be under the cosh
     
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  16. Creativecelt Gold Member Gold Member

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    PSG are just a world class team with great players. It was a hiding, but thats the level of Champions league.
     
  17. Lecs

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    We could sign Sergio Ramos and stick him in at CB tonight and we would still have gotten * hammered.

    Football has became a joke with teams being able to essentially buy trophies.
     
  18. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Gold Member

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    Not even going off of tonight, we need a CB. A good one at that. Maybe even 2.
     
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    Funnily enough I actually think our centrebacks just now are more experienced and probably better than Ambrose and Wilson....
     
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  20. .Pennywise The welcome jinx .... Gold Member

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    No chance. Was howling all night, except that one break he played a decent ball into Dembele on the counter.
     
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