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Anthony Ralston

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by CalgaryBhoy, May 12, 2016.

Discuss Anthony Ralston in the Celtic Chat area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. honda Gold Member Gold Member

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    Hes better at defending than attacking. Dont know if that suits the way we play or not.
     
  2. moravcik1888

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    You're certainly a persistent little * arent you.
     
  3. BigDoggyWoofWoof

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    Agree he was solid in defence today but needed to offer more going forward. I think that's pretty fair to say. He's still doing miles better than anyone expected of him even 4 weeks ago so fair play.
     
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  4. MacEwan My Balls Was Hot Gold Member

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    Well you keep replying, just remember who was the * first before you start crying about it.
     
  5. dbhoy72

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    The boys been terrific, as said going forward can do better but he's definetely the most improved player so far.

    It is early days though and possibly Juranovic will become the first RB, but he's going to be hard to drop.
     
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    There is no way he should be dropped. Has shown really strong character to nail down starting slot, from what must have been a difficult period for him, what was going through his mind watching JJK?
    New guy can slot in at LB for now, was decent enough yesterday at LB.
     
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    Juranović looked decent because he showed he’s competent on the ball and has a good football IQ, like most first choice right backs for the Croatian National Team will have been down through the years.

    Still, there were about 4 or 5 times where I thought momentum just ground to a halt down the left side because Juranović was cutting onto his favoured right foot.


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    He’s really good at defending where as Juranovic will give more in an attacking sense, deploy him at CB lol
     
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    Patterson should definitely be ahead of Ralston for the Scottish National team.....
     
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    Juranovic is a better player than Ralston.

    Jurarnovic needs to be played on the right side to get the most out of him.

    Ralston has arguably been one of our best players, he'll be an asset domestically, but Juranovic will improve the right side.

    We need a natural left back to compliment the team.

    Yesterday, we couldn't attack down the left as Juranovic has to keep cutting inside on his right. We couldn't attack down the right as Ralston isn't good going forward. It made us very predictable and one dimensional.
     
  12. KG-Henrik

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    Has Ralston really been that good? I think our expectations of him were so low that even average performances would give him pass marks. He’s definitely made mistakes this year too, they’ve just not been punished and to give a bit of credit he’s recovered a few of those mistakes too.

    Fair play to him for turning it around but I’m not getting carried away. Once Juranovic gets a run at right back I think we’ll see very little of Ralston over the season.

    He’ll always be a squad player or not good enough to be here long term.
     
  13. barry1916

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    It's his commitment though. His physicality.

    He's the only player of ours who actually put in some crunching challenges yesterday. Left his mark on 1 or 2 players.

    We've too many wee boys in our team who get bullied out of games. I've been very impressed by his mentality. Never goes hiding despite being a very limited player.
     
  14. KG-Henrik

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    Crunching tackles win you nothing. We need to get away from this mentality in Scotland.
     
  15. Wee Baldy

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    Totally. I used to * myself anytime the ball came near him however, the boy has came on leaps and bounds over the last few games and was one of our better players yeasterday.
     
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    This sums it up for me, our team was loaded with players who have technical ability and attacking talent yesterday but failed to turn up. Ralston kept Kent fairly quiet baring the effort that hit the outside of the post, put a marker on him as well.

    Yeah he could have done better going forward but in a team where you have a midfield trio of McGregor, Christie and Turnbull you would expect that if Ralston wins the ball feeds them it and is a willing runner those guys all have to do an awful lot more in a game like yesterday than what they did before I would be overly critical of Ralston.

    I actually feel that way about our full defence, Rangers we’re limited to few chances, mainly around set pieces of which most were poor decisions for Morelos, Roofe and Kent throwing themselves to the ground. The midfield and forward line created very little and were posted missing for most the game.
     
  17. Gyp Rosetti Gold Member

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    It helped win the huns the league last year and yesterday’s game in the second half.
     
  18. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Gold Member

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    Defended very well.
     
  19. barry1916

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    You missed Balagoun's performance yesterday against our most exciting player.

    Physicality is still a very strong attribute in football. Too many teams have forgotten that.

    Look at guys like Lukaku in the prem, or Van Djik, or whole list of other players who dominate matches using their body, not just their feet.

    We've too many soft players who are bullied out of games, and Im abosolutely sick to * of it.

    Last of all, it's a * Old Firm, I want to see some crunching tackles.
     
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  20. KG-Henrik

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    “It” crunching tackles won the league, lol

    The game was won by one set piece yesterday.