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Have we peaked as a club

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Jozo The Provo, Dec 24, 2014.

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  1. Jozo The Provo

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    Basically will we ever get back to the stage of us around 2003 let alone the 60s and 70s



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    I mean on a European Front not domestically
     
  2. PaddyBhoy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Not unless we sign big tv deals.... Unfortunately that's what decides who's going to be successful or not. Money.
     
  3. og1

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    I would like to have seen Lennons team last year with Gudetti. I think that team could have qualified from the group of champions or at least pipped Ajax to 3rd giving us a stab at the europa.

    To answer your question there is a half a dozen super clubs dominating the big cup and it would take a * of a cup run for us to compete but its very un realistic.

    I think that we should be able to be contenders to qualify from the CL groups and give the Europa a fair whack.
     
  4. Gabriel Fuck the huns Gold Member

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    Yes. At some stage in the future our size will lead to us being invited to a more lucrative league. The CL in its present format would not have been envisioned in the late 80s.
     
  5. Just Kieran Gold Member Gold Member

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    Someone sort the thread title, please.

    These things go in cycles. Celtic will have a good spell again, for sure. But we'll never be a CL contender.
     
  6. Sean Daleer This is the Way Gold Member

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    I'm sure Ronny has one eye on winning the Europa League.
     
  7. Jozo The Provo

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    I think we could easily reached the quarter films frequently if we actually spent a bit of money to keep are top players and maybe one or 2 big signings but to win the champion's league we would need an other golden generation of youth players
     
  8. scootz

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    Pretty much this... although I'd never say never.

    Put it this way, no one could have foreseen MON's best 11 being as good as they were... and they were only 2-3 signings away from being serious CL contenders.

    We'll put together another team that gels just as well at some point in the relatively close future.
     
  9. scootz

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    Another way to look it it is to consider the highs of the 60's/70's and the lows of the 80/'s90's, then the relative highs of the 00's.

    The wheel will turn...
     
  10. Jozo The Provo

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    So where in for relative * the next 10 years :56: just saying there's plenty of smaller clubs and clubs the same size as us who are doing better in Europe
     
  11. Jozo The Provo

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    Well if we will never be a CL contender then the answer is no :56:
     
  12. Scotia Gold Member Gold Member

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    na good times just around the corner .
     
  13. Onefootwonder

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    We will improve from where we are now, but we will struggle to get to the standard of a few years back.

    We were spending £6m on quality proven players 15 years ago. £6m 15 years ago was a good amount of money and with inflation and footballers values, that will probably be £20m in today's environment.

    To top off players of that value we also had a genuine world class player in Henrik.

    We'd need to be exceptionally lucky to find someone like that again.

    We just don't have the cash to buy proven players, but hopefully we'll unearth a few good ones and hold on to them for a few years.
     
  14. kokisrice

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    Cannot stand poor grammar, "peaked", not "peeked".... I read on Facebook the other day someone had went to the effort of sending a card of condolence to a recent bereavement and one person wrote "please except my sympathy"...... Wow
     
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    Everything goes in cycles, after 9 in a row did you ever think we would become 'that' team under MoN ?

    We will get there again. When or how is the question.
     
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    Unless Lennoxtown starts developing top talent we'll never hit the highs of years past.
     
  17. Jozo The Provo

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    Weirdo
     
  18. Millerntor

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    We should be regular CL group stage participants given our resources. From there, the best we can hope for realistically is a good showing in the group stages with the occasional top two finish. A few good showings in the EL however would see us pick up more coefficient points and moving into pot 3 which would, or at least should, help greatly.
     
  19. Jozo The Provo

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    It's probably more what I'm eluding to. no point saying where * and accept it much rather focus on how we can get back there
     
  20. Jozo The Provo

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    We need to stop bending over as soon as we get a decent offer should be a priority get the top players on better contracts and have high release clauses