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Vasilis Barkas aka ........Barky !

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Albian Ajeti, Jul 29, 2020.

Discuss Vasilis Barkas aka ........Barky ! in the Celtic Chat area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Breathnach67

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    “Certainly won’t be helping our defence out”, the other way round for me. It’s not Barkas’ fault Duffy turns like a double decker bus and gets beaten in the air by a guy who he kept out of the team at Brighton. Barkas and Bain have been left wide open in recent games, the defence is ridiculously leaky and does not instil the keepers with confidence.
     
  2. Breathnach67

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    That’s true, but the defence have to do the keeper a favour or two as well.
     
  3. Sonic Reducer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Totally agree...and they left him exposed.

    But ..come on....he should've saved that easy.
     
  4. Albian Ajeti Gold Member Gold Member

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  5. Leone Naka Fan

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    Both goalkeepers ship in goals that could be saved. To be fair to both, neither is having any howlers that you could say were exclusively their fault. It's a combination of poor defending and merely OK keepers that's causing our woes.
     
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  6. Breathnach67

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    Could have done better with the Goldson header for sure. But that is honestly the only goal I can categorically say he carries any blame for.
     
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  7. GreenLeanMean

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    I'd like to see Barkas again. His numbers while at Athens looks impressive and enough to suggest he has some goalkeeping quality.
    We have a great coach in Stevie Woods, who I hope, will bring out the best in Barkas and improve him as a player.
     
  8. Breathnach67

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    I would too mate. But it’s looking more and more likely that he’ll be off in January. And I suspect he hasn’t been made to feel all that welcome by Lenny and the ‘lads’. Lenny is so retrograde that he probably buys still buys into the idea that continental keepers can’t be trusted.
     
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    He just looks like he hasn’t settled. He looks like a man that’s made a mistake moving to Scotland and is looking forward to get back to Greece.

    He’s been very poor since he got here. If I could get a decent chunk of my money back I would take it. He could come good eventually but at Celtic we don’t have time to wait.

    That being said if he can’t or won’t be shifted he’s welcome to stay and fight for his place. We should be definitely getting another goalie in though.
     
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    Honestly dont know what people are seeing when they say he's been very poor. I can't think of anything he's let in where I've thought it was even a mistake and he should definitely have saved it. He should be ahead of Bain.
     
  11. Dubliner1

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    This lad won't be here for long. Doesn't seem to have a long term future. Lennon is making first team selection based on the feedback from the goalkeeper coach at the club.
     
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    The problem is that he's not good or bad, He's * average at best!
     
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    I would say that is pretty accurate. Neither keeper has had any real nightmare individual mistakes. Bain has maybe come up with more big saves but has made some errors with his distribution whereas Barkas apart from the Ross County game has not really come up with many big saves but was better with the ball at his feet. Either way there is no question we are worse off in goal right now then last season with Forster.
     
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  14. Dubliner1

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    That's the issue. Bain is rated higher currently by the coaching staff who work with them day in day out. Remember Bain was 3rd choice last year. Whoever is responsible for the recruitment of the new players this year should be shown the door
     
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    I'm really not getting it either, I don't think he's a superstar or anything but it's not like he's been dropping clangers left and right, the amount of goals we've shipped is as much to do with the way the team in front of him is playing, bbc article today comparing ours and the huns stats and we've had something like 40+ more shots at our goal than they have, teams are getting through us and creating chances far too easily.
     
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    Aye and we don't have a Forster to save them all, We have an average keeper just to put in between the sticks to get 11 on the field.
     
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    There’s been several goals he should’ve done better at.

    If you watch youth goalies that don’t make it, it’s not because they have clangers, it’s because they don’t shot-stop.

    He’s not making big saves at all. See when we play against * SPFL teams, you don’t have to go more than 3 games before you see a big save, and those are * goalies.

    He’s not just there to make easy saves and avoid clangers.
     
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  18. Leone Naka Fan

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    Agree. To be fair, he'd look better if the defense in front of him was competent. Now, anyone bar a Forster/Boruc equivalent will look *.
     
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    That’s true. I don’t know much about him before he got here. I can understand it could be just bad timing and settling issues so I would give him a chance if we couldn’t shift him and he showed hunger to stay.

    Likewise, we’re a big club and can’t * about taking a chance that he might come good. Need an alternative in in January.
     
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  20. Albian Ajeti Gold Member Gold Member

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    Name them, and neither hun goals count because he’s blameless for them.