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Greg Taylor

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Notorious, Sep 2, 2019.

Discuss Greg Taylor in the Celtic Chat area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Gold Member

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    Thought he was decent.

    Defensively he's not there at all though and is a weak link. No doubt.

    When you lay our best XI out on paper he's the one you immediately shift to. We could definitely do better.
     
  2. Hammy89

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    I think every man and his dug knows that we want rid of Boli and if that were to happen, we'd bring in another left back.

    Left back is the next area that everyone wants sorted. There's no stand out player there.
     
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  3. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    He’s decent enough but it’s now patently obvious the most glaring area needing strengthened on tonight’s showing.
     
  4. ILoveTheCeltic

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    He is the weakest in the team now, when you look at everyone else his position is the one needing an upgrade but he's tidy enough and suits the system well plus Juranovic played well there so probably not something we'll change in this window.
     
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    Unfortunately, even though the LB position has been identified by practically all of the Celtic support, it's still one that hasn't been dealt with properly since KT left.
     
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    I feel kinda bad going in on him as well as he's a trier and is decent enough on the ball, he's just nowhere near good enough to be a first team full back here....especially in this system..

    I hope Ange looks at this as it isn't even Taylor's fault really. He's being asked to play this role but then doesn't have the pace or stamina to get back. Juranovic isn't a left back but he covered well plenty with his recovery pace..

    You need to have that in an attacking side like ours..

    Get it identified this window and watch the difference it makes to us as a whole. A solid, pacey left back....please..
     
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    Completely agree with everything you’ve said there, but unfortunately we can’t bring in another left back until we get at least one (probably two) off the books.

    We need Boli sold and Montgomery out on loan.
     
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  8. McChiellini..

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    Aye it'll probably be later in the window..

    I can see Boli being sold and Montgomery getting a bottom 6 move maybe, due to his versatility....although I don't rate him..
     
  9. Officer Doofy Come to me, human man Gold Member

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    Genuinely don't think he's up to that.

    A loan to a team like Kilmarnock or Partick Thistle would maybe suit him.
     
  10. McChiellini..

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    Aye possibly..

    Wouldn't totally write off a Dundee, St Mirren or St Johnstone but he needs game's week in week out....so you're probably right to drop a division..
     
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    Montgomery will get a loan easy enough and he will be the end of the window.

    It boils down to Boli leaving.
     
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    Ralston at RB with Juranovic at LB is the best way to go just now until a new LB is signed, Taylor played some nice passes going forward but he gets caught out defensively too often, if that's happening against Hibs, I dread to imagine him in Europe and against Sevco
     
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  13. JC Anton Get yer, hats, scarfs badges & tapes

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    The perfect deputy to a class LB..
     
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  14. The Genius Gold Member Gold Member

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    He's no great, far from it, but I don't think he's that bad. Tidy on the ball and comfortable coming inside, which is why Ange will like him. His lack of pace is a worry though.
     
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    This pretty much.

    As soon as Boli is off the books we need to be targeting a real top LB for our level.
     
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    That's what we should be aiming for.

    I just wish Boli would * offi
     
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    For me he's a decent back up player, but that's about it. However his deficiencies are made worse by playing Starfelt alongside him at the back. The two together are like a negative feedback loop, they are too often caught out of their own position trying to cover for the others mistakes, which leaves gaping holes at the back which can be exploited. Add to that Starfelt's seeming tendancy for his head to go down when he makes a mistake and get worse... it's a recipe for disaster at the back in big pressure games.

    A solid left back with pace would go a long way to making us more defensively sound, even with Starfelt playing. But I think we could definitely improve on him as well. Unfortunately I don't see either happening this window.
     
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  18. honda Gold Member Gold Member

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    Starfelt just had another brilliant game. Yet on a thread involving Taylor you basically tare into the boy. Blame Taylor being * on starfelt. You've got issues with starfelt. Deal with them because he's qaulity. Stop believing what others said during the first few games and use your own eyes.
     
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    That's not me tearing into a player. I can do that if you want though. But you managed to miss my point as I'm saying they are a bad combination at the back, not that either individually are terrible.
     
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    If Bolingoli doesn't leave, could we maybe try play him??? Think he might actually offer more than Taylor.