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Shane Duffy

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Albian Ajeti, Sep 1, 2020.

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  1. Sonic Reducer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Very impressed so far, along with jullien we now have a real goal threat at set pieces.

    Still concerned about the defending in general...I don't know if we're Shakey at the back because of the midfield or not but St mirren could have nicked a draw last night.
     
  2. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    No-nonsense Shane Duffy dropped Gary Breen like a bad habit by insisting his season long loan at Celtic will make him an even better player than he was in England’s top flight.


    Former Republic of Ireland defender Breen has come under fire for suggesting Duffy was putting his own international place in jeopardy by swapping Brighton for a dream stint with his boyhood heroes and was in danger of becoming sloppy coasting to easy wins in the Scottish Premiership.



    But, after getting off to a flying start, scoring twice and keeping back-to-back clean sheets in wins over Ross County and St Mirren,,Duffy is convinced that he’ll add new strings to his bow in Glasgow’s east end rather than allow his standards to slip.

    The 28-year-old hit back: “That’s his opinion but obviously he doesn’t really know me personally or he’d know I’m not the kind of player who would drop his standards. Playing for a club like Celtic you can’t drop your standards or you don’t play and you don’t win leagues.


    So I think it’s been a great move for me. Coming up here will help me push on and improve my game more than anything.

    “Down south I would be sitting deep and digging in. But I’m on getting on the ball quite a bit now and defending higher up the pitch. If I can add that to my game I’m hoping it’s going to make me a better player, not pick up bad habits.



    Listen I’ve really enjoyed it so far. Obviously we had two tricky games at Ross County and St Mirren. People can say what they want about the standard of the Scottish game, that’s their opinion and everyone is entitled to their own opinion.



    “I don’t read too much into it to be honest. I’m just trying to focus on my own game because it’s a different kind of test up here for me than it was down south but it’s something I’m really enjoying



    Duffy also revealed that Republic of Ireland national boss Stephen Kenny also gave the move his blessing before the defender sealed the move.




    He said: “Yes I did speak to him about it. He was delighted because he knows it’s a different kind of game up here.

    “He feels it’s better for my game to learn these things and add to my game and also get the mentality of winning games every week. So he was delighted.”

    And Duffy has not ruled out staying for the long haul after his deal runs out at the end of the 10 in a row campaign.


    He said: “I’m not sure where it stands at the minute. I’m just really focused on being here for this year and when the season is over, if it has been successful, the two clubs have to sit down and talk to each other. It goes from there.

    “But I have to just really focus on this season and enjoy it and try to be successful here.’
     
  3. Crilly Gold Member Gold Member

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    What a man
     
  4. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Positive impact so far long may it continue.
     
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  5. MickeyyyMack CELTIC GLASGOW OK

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  6. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Thinks he's been poor tonight. Been defending too much on the back foot rather than going out to win interceptions. Lost a few headers as well.
     
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  9. Peej Gold Member Gold Member

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    Overall a good signing and will do well, teams been woeful tonight, as we have the majority of the season. Think he is showing why he is at a Brighton though. More to come from him though. Won't be harsh on one off bad performances - Ajer, Brown, Forrest are the main culprits this season.
     
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    Pish tonight.
     
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    Getting a bit sloppy but it's all new to him playing in a team that command the vast majority of the ball. He will be good in a the big games. That's what we bought him for

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    Never going to be a ball player, brown, mcgregor and Taylor passing the ball back too much to our Defenders is half the problem, our cbs are more creative than them. But big Duffy isn't a great passer, but never thought he would be.

    In the air and tackles, he'll do well.
     
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    He was awful tonight, hopefully a one off but gave the ball away in dangerous positions and didn’t know how to deal with players backing in looking for a foul.

    i love his aggression but it’s not the only way to defend
     
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    Brighton didn't play him bcos they want to build from the back. Our CB's have more time on the ball than prob any player in the league.

    Backs to the wall defending, heading everything that comes into either box? Duffy's ur man. Playing out from the back, one on one defending with teams constantly counter attacking and having to cover into areas that CB's at other clubs don't need to bother with? He'll need to learn fast.
     
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  15. MacEwan23 My Balls Was Hot Gold Member

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    The whole point of having two players like Ajer and Jullien next to him is so they can be the ball players. Not him.
     
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    In theory yes. In reality he's on the ball as much as the other two.
     
  17. Valhalla Thus spoke Batistuta. Gold Member

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    And other teams will just Mark they two and leave Duffy open.

    Teams done it to Boyata who’s far better with the ball than Duffy.
     
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  18. MacEwan23 My Balls Was Hot Gold Member

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    He’s not though.
     
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    If teams are pressing us that high surely we’ve got the quality to pick them apart, which worries me.
     
  20. Valhalla Thus spoke Batistuta. Gold Member

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    We used to beat the press by teams not being able to get near Brown so...
     
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