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Real Betis v Celtic Thursday 16th September 5:45 kick off Bt sport 3

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Notorious, Sep 11, 2021.

Discuss Real Betis v Celtic Thursday 16th September 5:45 kick off Bt sport 3 in the Celtic Chat area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. honda Gold Member Gold Member

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    :56: were cursed.
     
  2. Heb Celt

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    Chance for some players to step up,surely McCarthy can get 60 mins now,been training forever.
     
  3. James Gold Member Gold Member

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    Should have done more business in the window we're not cursed we just don't prepare properly it happens time and time again. We replaced Christie, Brown and Ntcham with James McCarthy
     
  4. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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  5. McChiellini.. Gold Member Gold Member

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    I don't think he's ready for more than half hour just now..

    The lack of depth and option's we have is a real worry..

    We have 1 fit striker
    1 fit left winger
    1 fit right winger
    About 5 midfielders roughly for 3 position's and
    1 fit left back
    4 centre halves
    2 right back's

    Isn't good enough for the volume of game's ahead..
     
  6. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    I 100% agree with the consensus that we needed more players in the summer, but by * do we have some terrible luck with injuries.
     
  7. Officer Doofy Come to me, human man Gold Member

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    No idea how we'll line up.

    If Giakoumakis still isn't ready, are our only attacking options Jota and Ajeti?
     
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    Tbf you kind of make your own luck in these scenarios, McGregor must’ve played the best part of 400 games in 5 years with no more than a 3 week break at any time. Him getting injured was bound to happen
     
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  9. McChiellini.. Gold Member Gold Member

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    Think so aye..

    Don't know if Mikey or Dembele are back training/fit?

    Maybe time to look at Brooks or other's from the B team. Mo sure where Henderson is either. We could be doing with him for the bench at least..
     
  10. Ché Thus spoke Batistuta. Gold Member

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    Ralston Welsh Starfelt Scales
    McCarthy Soro
    Juranovic Turnbull Jota
    Ajeti

    The thought of having to watch Soro and McCarthy chasing Fekir and Canales :54:
     
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    We all knew it was a concern but the lack of depth in our squad has just been laid bare for all to see.

    McGregor is the one player we were banking on going the full season without an injury / knock which is madness. He is absolutely pivotal to the way we want to play and it's unforgivable that we didn't bring in a like for like replacement knowing how important he is.

    Having already lost Kyogo, losing Abada makes a bad situation worse. We don't have natural replacements for either of them. The pace has been zapped out of our forward line.

    I know Ange's management style is to do Plan A better but this is one game where everyone would understand if he deviated from his normal set-up.

    Looking at those who are available and the fact this is going to be a tough game, I'd go with;

    Hart

    Ralston
    Startfelt
    CCV
    Juranovic

    Soro
    McCarthy

    Jota
    Turnbull
    Montgomery

    Ajeti

    You could even go 5 at the back and play Scales as LCB. Push Jota up beside upside Ajeti and have Soro, McCarthy as midfield trio. We could even see Bitton make a return to midfield if McCarthy isn't ready to start.
     
  12. CountyDownFaithful

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    Our bench tomorrow night will be absolutely terrible! Will be surprised if we are able to fill it.
     
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    It's been diabolical all season..

    I can't think of a worse depth/bench in decade's..
     
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    This is why I wasn't happy with the window.

    Happy with what came in, but the second we have any injuries we're *.
     
  15. CountyDownFaithful

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    Demonstrates that bringing in 12 players was nowhere near enough.

    We are very light in midfield and forward areas.

    Given the intensity that Ange looks for, this won't be the last time this season that we are decimated with injuries.
     
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  16. Officer Doofy Come to me, human man Gold Member

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    Yep. We realistically needed another 3 or 4 players.

    Not enough depth in defence, midfield or attack.
     
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    Aww FFS!

    Cant see us even getting a point now tbh! There quality in the middle of the park, Calmac was needed!
     
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    We need to soldier through to January and hope for some luck..

    Then we really need reinforcements..

    It's why many of us wanted more in midfield and McCann brought in. We're light in there..

    We need an energetic/combative 8 (Patrick Berg)
    Left back (* left back?)
    Left winger (Maeda)
    Another striker (a young, quick striker who can finish and be rotated. Loan to buy possibly)..

    Would help us really kick on..
     
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    So we are without half a team and same with Lyon. I thought that wee covid scare was the luck turning a couple weeks ago…maybe not :56:
     
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    I think we will lose, plain and simple.
    However, I think it is the single hardest game we face, so a loss won't be a disaster.

    Bite your hand off for a draw.