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[Result] Celtic 3 - 2 Real Betis

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Notorious, Dec 5, 2021.

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  1. GreenLeanMean

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    I think he's been desperate to give kyogo a rest. Ajeti had arguably his best game against betis. Hopefully another good showing from him.

    I predict the front 3 will be
    MJ Ajeti Abada

    Mccarthy in midfield & Taylor in defence. Not sure about the rest
     
  2. Ciaran_67

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    The lineup won’t be that weak I don’t think. Guys like Rogic, Starfelt and Taylor need the minutes in their legs after being out for a while. Also likely to see the likes of Abada, Johnstone, Bitton and McCarthy, for me. Probably Juranovic at RB as well.
     
  3. craigtheceltic

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    I’d definitely give Kyogo, Turnbull and CalMac the night off. If, and it’s a big if, I was going to risk Rogic to get minutes in his legs, I’d only be giving him a 2nd half cameo.

    It’s technically a dead rubber and I can see that they would be in the same position as us, can’t imagine they want to risk their top players with a 100mph hit out and will look to rest a few.
     
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  4. George Theodorou

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    Give the first team players a break and a chance for the squad players to show their stuff against good opposition.
    This match we need to avoid injuries to players. Will be an entertaining game and will let Ange see the team and how they cope at an upper level.

    Bain

    Urhoghide
    CCV
    Murray
    Bolingoli

    Soro
    McCarthy
    Henderson

    Abada
    Ajeti
    Montgomery
     
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  5. Dan Breen

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    Dont think Boli can play-was not in original squad?? Maybe see Scales at LB
     
  6. eire4

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    Whether its is at left back or in the middle of the back 4 it is a good chance to give Scales a start and see what he can do. Think your right about Boli.
     
  7. belfastcelt Gold Member Gold Member

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    Like others have said, id rather get game time into the players that need games and the players that need to prove themselves.

    Harte, Juranovic, CCV, McGregor, Rogic, Kyogo are too important at the minute to risk.

    The way i see it we have 5 brackets of players going into this match with those above in bracket 1, and not to be involved.

    Bracket 2 also not involved will be injured players such as forrest, welsh and the big greek striker.

    So the squad will be from the remaining 3 groups

    Starfelt and Taylor will need minutes at some point in the game after decent layoffs. So that would be group 3.

    But great chance for Uroghide, scales, moffet and shaw to get some more game time to prove they are worth a chance of the bench in important games. If your not willing to risk them in this game, when would you be? That would be group 4.

    The other group that come into contention for to play are Bain, Monty, Bitton, Mccarthy, Soro, Henderson, Abada, Ajeti and Johnson. These are players that regulars on the bench or starting, they need to prove themselves more to either get more starts or to stay ahead of the players in group 3 in playing second fiddle to the first team

    This result plays second fiddle to keeping our squad in the best position possible heading into a real busy period with derby match and transfer window looming
     
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  8. apevrak

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    Giving our first XI proper matching is more important than resting players for the Motherwell match imo.
     
  9. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Wont matter since we are in ECL. Rest some players
     
  10. TheHappyLoss

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    We’d beat them easy
     
  11. Wee Baldy

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    How apt - a turkey going to Turkey
     
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    Loads of tickets getting offered up for sale and some for free, hopefully still a good turnout.
     
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    With CCV suspended, Welsh nursing a knock, could well see Starfelt starting.
     
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    Players recently coming back from injury will have a bearing on this I think. Taylor will definitely start as he was out for so long, as will Rogic. In fact the team almost picks itself imo, bearing in mind the idea that Ange will want a result as opposed to not giving a * and resting players.

    I'd say:

    Hart
    Juranovic
    Starfelt
    Bitton
    Taylor
    McGregor
    Turnbull
    Rogic
    Johnston
    Kyogo
    Abada

    Not a chance he'll put out a second string against a quality side like Betis, getting embarrassed at home would be a big blow and unacceptable.
     
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    Yes, Scales deserves a start. Not sure if Ange has declared him and Boli on the roster for these Euro matches.
     
  16. Heb Celt

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    So CCV is suspended and Welsh still injured?Thats a worry as Bitton a liability in defence.
     
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    Although I'm concerned about injuries/fatigue I hope we still put out a strong team, a good win here will do well for confidence and I expect Ange to play his strongest side minus 1 or 2 rested possibly Kyogo and Turnbull
     
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    Be surprised if Betis play the 1st team as they have no chance of 1st spot.
    So hopefully an even matched game and maybe sneak a win but be happy with a draw.
     
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    I would happy if we just rested key players for the weekend.
     
  20. davidhannah

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    We need the coefficient points for future European campaigns.

    One for Giakumakis to make it mark. That's if he's not injured?

    Mike Johnson will need to have the game of his life. Make or break for him but I'd play him. He'll be right up for it. I'd start him.

    Forrest needs game time. Abada could come on either wing.

    Starfelt should start. He is confident.

    Welsh will be right up for it. Desperate to atone for losing his man in Leverkusen.

    Taylor should be nowhere near the team in my opinion unless he wants to pass it backwards. I'd give Scales another run out. Him and Johnson down the left blood the youth. They won't let us down.

    Biton should play as we need confidence in coming forward.

    Boli, Taylor not for me. Should be sold in January. Don't want to see them on the pitch. They've not got it. If Montgomery has to come on then he should over these guys.

    Ajeti should be nowhere near the team either if the team wants any chance of moving up the park.

    Hart.

    Scales
    Starfelt
    Welsh
    Juranovic

    Rogic / sub Montgomery/ Turnbull after 45.
    Biton
    Mcgregor
    Forrest /sub abada

    Johnson / sub abada
    Giakumakis

    Something along those lines!

    3-1 Celtic! Johnson to score 2 breaking the offside line with a bursting run, with the outside of his foot, at the keepers far post. And Giakumakis header from 3 Celtic corner in the first half!

    Betis will equalise with a deflected goal which will * the entire stadium off and the Celtic team, saying.

    "Not * tonight you * Spanish * holes. Your paella is * * like this reserve team you've put out. Wee fannys. Not in Paradise. There's going to be blood".

    Turnbull 'the bull' be on the second half, seeing Red Mist. He's ready to charge at Green and White imposters. A stripey flag. Royal Betis? * the Spanish Crown.



    Get the coupon on. Ange is the leader.
     
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