Scott Brown - Celtic legend

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  1. WolfOfParkhead

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    Look at the nick of him at the assist for their 1st. Strolling he was. No pressure on the ball. Half arsed attempt of a tackle. People that think hes capable of 2 games a week anymore have their heads in the sand.
     
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  2. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    He played 4 games in 10 days v AIK home & away, Hearts home and Huns away and was outstanding and instrumental in all 4 victories.

    We are too reliant on him and we should be using the squad better but there's no "head in the sand" about it, recent history has shown that he can in fact play 2 games in a week.
     
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    He was average in 3 of 4 of them games and a had a stormer in the scrappiest game of football weve played in years at Ibrox which suited him down to the ground.

    Hes had 3 great games this season , 1 being the other night when he put in a massive shift and tired towards the end. But there he is starting again today. Its over reliance plain and simple. Itll * us in the end being so scared to move away from using him.
     
  4. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    I'd say he was better than average. Particularly against AIK, I thought he ran the show.

    I agree that we should be looking to give him a rest more often, for that reason I would've probably kept Euan Henderson but for whatever reason Lennon decided he would be better with regular game time at Ross County.

    We need a long-term successor and have done for a while now but Broony still has a huge part to play for us. A poor performance v Livingston doesn't change that.
     
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    My point isnt to pick on a poor performance yesterday. Its the wider poor game management that leads to yesterday. E.g. being brought on vs partick and starting v killie.
    We need to atleast start trusting another midfield for the home games v the likes of county and st.mirren. His involvement in them games is what leads to performances from him like yesterday.
     
  6. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Lennon rested him against Dunfermline and it almost backfired until we eventually won in extra time. The midfield looked sloppy and lacked shape.

    There were people screaming after that game that we should be playing our strongest XI constantly and if we're comfortably up then start making subs.

    There are other factors at play than just poor management. We've had injuries to other midfielders, replacements out of form and we've also had to try get game time for other players coming back from injury.

    If Lennon rested him and we dropped points in the next game then there would be howls from some saying we can't afford to. It's a balancing act.
     
  7. CookieMonster BOTB King Gold Member

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    He definitely needs a break so its good he’s got 2 weeks off now, I think we need to manage him better, keep him for the big games and rotate Ntcham in when needed. He certainly wasn’t the only one not pulling his weight on Sunday though but that’s when he needs to lead by example.
     
  8. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    It’s alright saying he needs to be used smartly but when he’s being brought on as a 2nd half sub against Thistle with the game won and literally no reason for it then you’re not putting it into practice.

    There are clearly games he’s crucial and there are clearly games where he’s either not needed or others are more suited to playing so his gradual phasing into a more bit part role the better for everyone; him and the team.
     
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    Not realistic to expect him to perform a few days after such an energetic display, at his age
     
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    Personally I think we need to shift Bitton, Rogic and Ntcham. First two spend far too much time injured and Ntcham is too inconsistent.. With the money we get buy a top class midfielder to help Broony and Calmac and maybe another for cover.. one thing is for sure we defo need another midfielder at Christmas/new year.
     
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    Bittons midfield game is way underrated on here!
     
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    I think hes a very good player too but hes always injured
     
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    Still gutted we never spent the 200 grand or whatever to get McGinn. Needed a Brown successor for 5+ years and he was * there on a plate.
     
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    Couldn’t lace Calmac, Ntcham or Rogic’s boots. Would have get almost no game time.
     
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    Wish * would stop calling John McGinn Broonys natural successor. They’re no even that alike, few similarities to their game but that could be said of unlimited midfielders anywhere.
     
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    McGinn * off to the English Championship at the first opportunity. He'd have been angling for a move to Southampton within a year, had he signed for Celtic.
     
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    Would probably not have seen the potential that was unleashed with Christie if McGinn had signed. I wouldn’t swap our Ryan for the world.
     
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    To be fair, the forward drive and dig McGinn shows os reminiscent of a young Scott Brown. Brown wasnt always the player he is now and I guess people believe McGinns game could go a similar way. Cant teach what Broony has though
     
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    Am sure that Celtic meme man or finbo will be front and centre!