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Stephen Welsh

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Notorious, Aug 29, 2019.

Discuss Stephen Welsh in the Celtic Chat area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Foley1888

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    Starfelt never played against Midjtylland are you meaning Jablonec? It was Barkas, Bitton, Taylor, Edouard (first game) and Forrest second missing sitters that done us there.

    I completely agree he has had far too many mistakes but solely on last nights game, the own goal was a shambles but his second half performance wasn’t * by any means.
     
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  2. St.Matt

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    Aye you're right. It was Jablonec. He was * in that game as well
     
  3. JC Anton Get yer, hats, scarfs badges & tapes

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    Welsh and Starfelt don't look like a comfortable partnership as of yet.. Maybe they never will..

    Hart too isn't that comfortable with ball at feet, even when Jullien is back he too has slack passes in him.

    When teams press us the way AZ did last night we will definitely concede and lose games but it looks like we will also have some magic as sometimes we will pass all the way from back into the net.

    Welsh is still learning though and it will be interesting to see what type of player Ange makes him.

    Ball playing CBs, who are excellent at defending are quite rare.
     
  4. St.Matt

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    I think the type of CB that we specifically require are very hard to come by. We have so much possession domestically they need to be very good on the ball and then in Europe you need them to be solid defenders. You will pay multiple millions just to get anyone near that level nowadays. Starfelt at 4m and he's not even close to what we need. Duffy an established international and EPL player struggled badly. You prob have to go back to VVD and Denayer to when we last had it.

    Its no surprise to me that Welsh is far more comfortable doing the ball carrying and distribution considering he's been used to this scenario in our youth set up. I see similar qualities in Murray and Hjelde. It might be that this is the route we have to keep going down in order to get the type of CB we need because I don't think those types are available to us on the market any more.
     
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  5. Can'tbehooped

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    Could he have done better on the 1st goal,? Aye, would have been smarter to head it back up the park, was his error what caused the goal no, it went back to keeper with plenty time, the goals fault is on Hart, he should have been going to it and hitting it not waiting for it. Welsh's game otherwise was a solid enough game, he is a good player.
     
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  6. Dan Breen

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    100% correct.
     
  7. Tony Ralston Gold Member Gold Member

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    2nd half he was an incredible sitter away from * the bed again. He let them in, was just fortunate the young guy skied it from a yard out
     
  8. Double Dutch

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    * gibberish
     
  9. scootz

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    Aye - fair do’s.

    Was watching on my phone last night and thought he’d chested the ball on towards Hart - I’ve seen it again a short while ago on a big screen and now know that it took a (relatively lucky) bounce off his shoulder.

    :50:
     
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  10. Double Dutch

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    What do they always say? DON'T let the ball bounce. Should have been nowhere near Hart to begin with.

    I love the wee * though so he gets a pass. This time.
     
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  11. Foley1888

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    I might be wrong but was that not Montgomery who was marking Doku for that chance?
     
  12. Graeme1888

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  13. stew37

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    It was Hart's fault, Welsh did enough in difficult circumstances to allow Hart just to do the simple thing and blooter it, danger gone, but he hesitated and then absolutely * it. Overall Hart and Welsh have both done very well so far this season, so mistakes can be forgiven as long as they're not continually repeated.
     
  14. Dan Breen

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    Totally,
     
  15. Hammy89

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    Thought it was harsh as * dropping him for CCV, unless it was for a rest.

    He is much better than Starfelt and I'd love to see CCV and Welsh partnership.
     
  16. Double Dutch

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    Was just about to search for this thread to say similar. Extremely harsh if he's been dropped, I'd go as far to say that if I was him I'd be battering the door down for a move ASAP if he's goanny be backup only. Poor from big Ange.
     
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  17. Dan Breen

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    Agree.
     
  18. St.Matt

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    Hope AP isn't forcing Starfelt in bcos he's a big signing. Welsh is miles better imo. Really disappointed he dropped him.
     
  19. Tony Ralston Gold Member Gold Member

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    Second time he’s been unfairly dropped, honestly if this keeps up, and it’s very, very early doors… think we’d be in danger of losing him.

    Juliens back soon, Carter-Vickers looks good, Ange wants Starfelt to be a player. Think he’ll end up being marginalised and honestly, he doesn’t deserve that based on performances alone.
     
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  20. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    People have been going on about properly utilizing the squad to avoid injuries, and that's what happened yesterday imo.

    Welsh has just came back from games on international duty, plus he's played a lot since the start of the season, at home to Ross County is where we should be making changes.

    I think he'll be back in the team against Livingston, Ralston too.