Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Markybhoy, Jun 25, 2015.
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When did I say I like someone better because they're a better footballer?
Well its quite obvious from your post below, that you were judging your favourite players by there abilities.
Sorry, didn't realise I was supposed to pick my favourite Celtic XI based on people who've played for Celtic that I'd like to hang around with most.
Wanted to provide a wee bit of a rationale for my selection.
Boruc....(Gordon may surpass him as he's a better keeper) but he was quality and knew what it meant to be a Celtic player. And to be honest we've had some * keepers Packy would have been my next but he was so hesitant with cross balls...and Forster too didn't command his box for such a giant of a man,he will get there tho. The Holy Goalie for me.
Boyd first(left sided biased me:smiley-laughing002 although right footed Boyd was * excellent at LB, I remember we played Sporting Lisbon, Bobby Robson was in charge and Tommy had a great game. Very underrated defender. Great captain and still a good ambassador for the club.
Danny McGrain...one of the few genuine world class players that have played for us. Great servant to the club.
Stubbs....Remember the first time I saw him, couldn't believe he'd signed for us, great passer and reader of the game. Everyone remembers Henriks & Brattbacks goals to stop the 10.. His last minute equaliser against the Huns was vitally important we needed to take something from that game.
Virgil...Is a class above most CBs I've seen at our club, he's so good..and although has that petulance about him, I've included him as he will play at the highest level. Future Dutch captain...if he holds out for the right move.
Tommy Burns... I love Tommy RIP a true gentleman who loved our club and that love will always be reciprocated..
Paul McStay....Had everything he's the most skilful player we've produced.. If he had had a little more arrogance to match his skill he would have played at the top, but his shyness and humbleness was such an endearing quality in one so blessed with skill. The centenary season was his from start to end.
Paul Lambert...Was the the complete technical midfielder his positional awareness was acute, if he had been playing, Scotland would have beaten England in that playoff in 99, he would have tracked Scholes for both his goals. He had the unfamiliar skill of knowing what he was going to do with ball before he got it, unsusal in a Scottish player.
Sutton....He is what we had been missing for years, strong, hard, good in the air, good finisher, unselfish, a winner, bit of needle, perfect foil for Henrik and teams feared him..must have been a nightmare to play against. Part of the two best partnerships in modern British football. Larsson and Shearer took the plaudits but Sutton made them better. The recent thread comparing him to Viduka? Can you imagine Viduka slotting in at CB.
Brian McClair..Prolific, he was one of those players when he was one on one with a keeper you always fancied him to score..99 goals on a 145.. Part of the second best strike force I've seen. He had everything.
Henrik Larrson.....is the king of kings!
Based on how much I loved them rather than ability?
McNamara Balde Boyd
McStay Moravcik Collins
Larsson Van Hooijdonk
Subs: Naka, Izzy, Sammy (at times).
No width in that team and terribly unbalanced (especially down the left) ha ha. No longer in love with big Pierre either, but was at the time.
Hate to nitpick such a great post but no way is Gordon a better keeper than Boruc was, he's not even as good as Forster. He's a very good keeper and we're lucky to have him but he's not in the same bracket.
Sorry mate but that's a bit too far. Fair enough if you prefer Boruc and Forster but to claim Gordon isn't near either is wrong.
On form Gordon is every bit as good.
Some of those saves really are incredible. For me it's always very hard to pick from the three but I usually go with Forster because I just feel that little bit more confident in him not making a clanger. I think Gordon and Boruc are probably both slightly better when it comes to shot stopping and natural ability as goalkeepers.
Mjallby Kennedy Virgil
No bother mate, everyone entitled to their opinion...
If Gordon can stay fit over the next couple of years, he'll prove it I'm sure.
Great saves in that clip, especially in Europe.
Ambrose Balde Mjallby
Agathe Wanyama Bitton Moravcik
Lots of great saves there, he's a very good keeper. I've yet to see him make any absolute wonder saves, though. He just doesn't have that * save in him. Forster and Boruc did.
Possibly, mate. I genuinely doubt it, but if he makes saves like Forster or Boruc in next year's CL campaign, I'll happily come on here and eat humble pie. Closest he's come so far (not that close) is Salzburg away if IIRC.
It won't be the first time I've had to do that! :smiley-laughing002:
I started watching Celtic regularly in 1997 aged 10. Not all the most talented players I've seen but fond memories of them all.
Gordon was immense against Zagreb at home in EL Group stage. ALthough I agree he still has to bring the goods in the CL to be considered as good/better as Boruc or Forster.
I'll keep it in mind.
McNamara Mjallby Rieper Izaguirre
Nakamura Ledley Lambert McGeady
He has it in him to do that, definitely. Given time we might see some more. The fact he was playing last season after being out for what, 3 years? Kind of puts it into perspective. I often forget that.
The save away to Dundee, double save and reflex saves away to Salzburg and then St Johnstone double save all stick out in my mind.
He has a few things over Forster for me. Much more commanding keeper and more willing to come off his line, which installs more confidence in the back line. It's not just because of VVD and Denayer that we broke that least goals conceded record, after all.
Just remembered as well, that reflex save away to Inter from the free kick is surely a * save? Point blank range.
Gordon is a much better organiser than FF seems to be a lot more vocal when giving out instructions.
Something that FF will surely add with exeprience.