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Leigh Griffiths

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Vertie Auld, Jan 31, 2014.

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  1. Slaw

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    He must be wondering what the * he has to do to get a start
     
  2. CountyDownFaithful

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    Him and Ajeti would make a good partnership IMO.

    Edouard didn’t look thrilled to set up Ntcham for the 4th today. If his hearts not in it, I’d sell him in January. It’s a bold move yes but we would obviously bring in another striker and it’s so important that we have a squad of hungry players who want to be here - not just for the next 6 months but for years to come.
     
  3. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    ON February 22, 2014, Celtic overcame Hearts 2-0 at Tynecastle. The result itself reflected the Hoops’ domestic dominance at the time – the win saw them climb 24 points clear at the top of the Premiership – but the afternoon’s two major talking points were focused on individual performances.

    At the top of the pitch, Leigh Griffiths marked the occasion with his first-ever Celtic goal with a fine strike on 58 minutes. And, at the opposite end, Fraser Forster’s 13th successive clean sheet saw him eclipse Bobby Clark’s Scottish League record of 1,155 minutes without conceding a goal in league competition.

    Griffiths had joined the Paradise side from English outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers during that season’s January transfer window, and he was delighted to get off the mark in Glasgow’s green and white against the rivals of his boyhood heroes, Hibernian. After the match, the striker hailed his colleague Anthony Stokes for the pass up-field which preceded the strike, and admitted the stick he received in the build-up from the Tynecastle stands fuelled his drive towards goal.

    Fast forward less than seven years and Leigh Griffiths has set another club and personal record, now among Celtic’s top-20 goalscorers of all time, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Stevie Chalmers and Henrik Larsson. With 118 strikes to his name, the striker surpassed Bobby Collins’ – who played for the Hoops in the 1940s and 50s – record of 117, a number Griffiths hit in the 3-3 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie earlier this month.

    Griffiths came off the bench to net that Scottish Premiership goal, and did so again during Celtic’s 4-1 home defeat to Sparta Prague in the group-stages of the UEFA Europa League last week. Still, despite the latter result, the forward is desperate to keep working hard, make the most of his time on the pitch, and, whenever the opportunity presents itself, keep his goal tally growing.

    “You always want to be part of things and as long as I can keep getting game time then my match sharpness will come back as quickly as it went away,” said Griffiths in an exclusive interview with the Celtic View. “I just want to keep getting minutes on the pitch and keep working hard and keep those numbers up.

    “Getting that goal, getting into the top 20 scorers at Celtic, is a massive achievement for myself. Now, it’s just about trying to kick on and perhaps see how many places I can climb up that list.”

    Griffiths stressed his delight in Celtic reaching another cup final, which means another chance to win silverware and a fourth successive domestic treble. The striker knows how much work is required to do so, and said he and his peers will do everything they can to lift Scotland's oldest trophy ahead of Christmas.

    He added: “As for the prospect of another treble? Listen, we know what’s at stake. We’re one game away from making history in the Scottish Cup. We’re under no illusions that the Hearts squad won’t be fired up for it, they’ll be raring to go and wanting to stop us, but we just need to bring our A-game, make sure everyone is on-point and fired up.

    “We want to go and win that trophy for the fourth time on the bounce, and what better way to do that than to win a quadruple treble?

    “We normally have the League Cup final in December, which we’ve reached for the past few years in a row. This year, while the structure has changed, it feels like we’re sort of substituting that this time around. It’s another game that we want to go and win, whether it’s a cup final or not.

    “It’s five days before Christmas and what a way to celebrate Christmas early than with a Scottish Cup winner’s medal. That said, we’ve got plenty of big games between now and then, and we’re focused on trying to win every one of those
     
  4. Dan Breen

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    Bottom line, he can be relied upon to get a goal.
     
  5. DonnyCelt

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    I'm going to agree here
     
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  6. celtic20

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    Well done Griff. Given an absolutely horrible role by Clarke tonight and showed his character. Amazing player!
     
  7. \o/

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    * balls of steel man
     
  8. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    Proper guts to come on and hit the first penalty..

    No even sure he had a touch in open play..
     
  9. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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  10. Marty McFly Whoa, this is heavy Gold Member

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  11. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    * Kyle Lafferty..

    * all the mutants going after Griff as well..

    We all know it's just because it's Griff and they despise him and are hurting Scotland won last night for starter's..

    Girfut..
     
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    What a lot of bottle he showed last night. I’m hoping our 3 that were playing last night get a massive lift from this and it’s shown in our league performances. Griffiths with the penalty after just coming on, Christie with the goal, McGregor with the penalty and MOM display, he was absolutely immense last night.
     
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  13. MickeyyyMack CELTIC GLASGOW OK

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    So Griff has liked a tweet in regards to a mutant not qualifying for the Euros and now the Huns are linking it to lafferys sister dying. Bunch a clowns it’s only a wonder how they have came to that conclusion brain dead fks. Well in Griff baws a steel to slot that first penalty in.
     
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  14. celtic warrior

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    Get him firing, this team could do some damage domestically and start storming it.
     
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    Best striker scotland have. This will keep him fit as * for us working towards the euros! Yassssss
     
  16. celtic warrior

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    Love baiting huns on social media
     
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    Never mind celebrating Scotland making first tournament in decades.

    Huns still seething and frothing at the mouth about leigh giving out some footie bantz.

    Pathetic, amoebas the lot of them.
     
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  19. Marty McFly Whoa, this is heavy Gold Member

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    Clearing up what we all knew anyway (for anyone not aware, he 'liked' a tweet of Lafferty in tears after they lost)

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    Social media is a * at the best and worst times. Not great he has been caught up in this sort of stuff again, but the fact he had to explain says more about the mutants than him.
     
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  20. MickeyyyMack CELTIC GLASGOW OK

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    Fkn sad state of affairs that he’s had to come out with this fkn brain dead animals with the warped mindset to even make it out as something it wasn’t only in this country could a positive result for Scotland be looked at for a negative reason like this absolute * show they really are a bunch a twisted warped brain dead animals. Staunch Brits don’t expect anything less which is laughable as they are * sweaty socks to the superior race , clowns
     
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