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Daizen Maeda

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Callum McGregor, Dec 31, 2021.

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  1. RalstonFanClubPresident

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    I remember reading an interview with one of Ange's Aussie assistants when they were in Japan, and he was talking about how they did an analysis of Maeda's running stats.

    The thing that stood out was the number of high intensity sprints he would make through the course of the game, but especially how he could complete one and then almost immediately follow up with another. His numbers were elite - as in practically unparalleled in world football!

    Anybody who still doubts his impact on this team because of the occasional dodgy touch or a couple misplaced crosses a game is mad.
     
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  2. HoopyT Danny McGrains Bearded Army Gold Member

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    to be fair.. that lassie has a history of being a clueless *. So at least she's on form.
     
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  3. RalstonFanClubPresident

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    That's the kind of comment you'd expect if we'd lost the match and Maeda had been non-existent.

    Not when we'd won, he'd put in a massive shift and scored a beauty of a third goal. Weird post.
     
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  4. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    She’s a strange person as most of the * are on that podcast
     
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    I often ponder on who would win in a race.....Dazien Maeda or Didier Agathe (the 2001 version)....obviously I think Maeda might beat the 2023 version of Didier Agathe so just to clear that up...its the 2001 version.
     
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    I basically see Daizen as the 2001 version of Agathe on steroids.
     
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    Comfortably the worst Celtic fan media account.

    Absolutely grim.
     
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  9. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    She’s shat the bed and taken down her post.


    No for the first time she’s done that
     
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    Who is this wumin? And what has she said exactly??
     
  11. HoopyT Danny McGrains Bearded Army Gold Member

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    She replied to Rogers comment about Maeda being like an extra man by saying 'no, when he plays it's like playing with a man down.'
     
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    Aw Jesus......just when everyone is making strides to get women out the kitchen and away from the ironing board and get them out there playing men sports and sounding like they know what they're talking about when discussing the offisde rule......she goes and says something as * ridiculous as that and probably sets the whole thing back 5 years. (this is all to be taken as a laugh btw.....no wanting a barrage of sexist allegations getting thrown at me)
     
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  13. Zander Gold Member Gold Member

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    What was the account?
     
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    No surprise to see this type of humour coming from you.
     
  15. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    What @HoopyT said
     
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    I'd say Agathe (2001) is the definitely the quicker. By a margin.

    Definitely understand the comparison but with Maeda it's more about the combination of workrate and speed than pure speed. Whilst fast I'm sometimes surprised that Maeda doesn't win a sprint against another player. Literally never remember that happening with Agathe.
     
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    Agathe is the better player , similarities in that they could be so frustrating but always remember Agathe against Ajax and the game he more or less had Ronaldinho in his back pocket
     
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    lol. I was joking ffs. No surprise to see someone like you taking offence at it
     
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    Celtic's bionic man Daizen Maeda on his boundless energy





    WHEN a player is having a difficult day at the office, it can be lamented from the stands that he is ‘worse than a man doon’. Given his often erratic contributions in the final third, it is a barb that has probably been aimed at Celtic attacker Daizen Maeda on occasion.

    It might even have been the case early on in the win over Livingston on Saturday, as the Japanese squandered possession too easily at times, and chances to score at others. But by the end of a match which Celtic played the majority of a man light following Joe Hart’s first half dismissal, he was being hailed by his manager for making it appear as if his team had the full quota.

    Brendan Rodgers has to share some of the credit for the outcome too. He pushed Maeda up alongside Kyogo Furuhashi – his preferred position - following Hart’s red card and he was a revelation.

    As well as his ceaseless, perpetual motion that allowed him to harry Livingston defenders and always be available as an out ball for teammates, he eventually showed that he also possesses real quality in front of goal with an outrageous clincher for Celtic in stoppage time to round off a hugely satisfying 3-0 victory.

    Yes, he should have tucked the ball away from about a yard following Kyogo’s setup before Matt O’Riley finally slammed in the second of the day for the champions, but this was a day where the positives of what he brings to Rodgers’ side far outweighed the negatives



    It was tiring just watching him buzz around the Tony Macaroni, but he appeared moments after the final whistle to speak to the assembled press with his kit still on, and seemingly without a bead of sweat on his jersey.

    In fact, when it was put to him that he might be feeling a little fatigued after a week that had contained an away Champions League tie where Celtic finished with nine men and this test with 10, he seemed puzzled by the line of questioning.

    “Was I feeling tired?” Maeda said. “No. Nothing. Not at all. Even if we had extra time I could still run. It’s no problem!

    “I let the fans down in the Champions League game as we couldn’t get the result. We had to put it behind us and concentrate on the league game. I was very happy to give the supporters a good result and performance.

    “We have a week to prepare for our next match so hopefully we can continue in the same form next time.

    “Whatever has gone on before, we cannot look back. There is a time to talk about it but then we move on.

    “There are a lot of positives to take from the win and we will be looking to doing our best next time out.”

    That being said, even with bionic man Maeda, Celtic cannot make a habit of taking on teams without 11 players on the field, something he himself recognises.

    “It was great to get the result against Livingston,” he said.

    “But that was the second game in a row we had to play with less players and that is something we are going to have to think about.

    “We are going to have to think about how we manage situations – because if that was a Champions League game it would have been even more difficult.

    “I’m happy with the victory but we have a lot to think about as a team. We don’t want to have these situations again.

    “Injuries happen in football. We cannot do anything about it and the important thing is how you deal with them. When it comes to yellow and red cards – that is something we can manage.

    “We need to play intelligently. We are doing well right now, but we have to be careful not to get players sent off as it makes things difficult.”

    Missing chances can have a similar effect, but full credit must go to Maeda for not allowing his head to drop on Saturday, and for continuing to buy a ticket to eventually win the raffle.

    “I was thinking, ‘at some point it is going to come’,” he said.

    I was very happy to finally score at the end.

    “When I was playing as a winger I was managing to get into some good positions. When I went up front, I knew that I have to get the goals for the team, so I managed to get into some nice positions and eventually I managed to score.”

    So too did Reo Hatate, who looked a little bit more like his old self and opened the scoring from the spot following a daft trip on him by Livi defender Luiyi De Lucas.

    All in all, it was a satisfying day at the office for manager Rodgers, who even had time to ingratiate himself with the supporters who filled three quarters of the ground by hauling a heavy-handed steward off a young fan who had run onto the field.

    While Maeda lamented the departure of Ange Postecoglou as much as any supporter given his long-standing relationship with the Australian, it seems his bond with Rodgers is gradually getting stronger.

    “We saw him on the pitch at the end with the young supporter!” Maeda said.

    “You can see he has a lot of passion for this club. It was a big victory, and you could see what it meant to him.

    “The manager has started me in recent games, even though I didn’t score. I am grateful to him and that shows that he trusts me.

    “Even before the game on Saturday, he told me I was going to score. I was very happy to repay his faith in me.”
     
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    Hopefully that goal kicks off a good run of goalscoring form for Maeda, his performances have massively improved recently, it is about him finding a level of consistency and being able to add the finishing touch to things whether that’s his final ball or finishing.
     
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