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What Celtic player got the most out of their talent?

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by SkyeCelt, Feb 12, 2024.

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  1. SkyeCelt

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    For example- Stephen McManus or Tony Ralston.

    However, it doesn't need to be a "limited" player.
     
  2. Hammy89 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Henrik Larsson.

    Next question.
     
  3. JimOfTheJungle

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    Barry Robson.
     
  4. Taz Blind Justice Gold Member News Writer

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    Gary Caldwell

    Remembering listening to an interesting interview with him and he spoke about this very subject. He made sure that he worked harder than anyone else in the team to allow him to do a job marking and playing next to guys who were technically on a totally different level.
     
  6. Slaw Gold Member Gold Member

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    Neil Lennon possibly. My uncle went to school with him and said he was never a great footballer. Didn’t stand out at all in the yard. Don’t think he was technically a good footballer but turned himself into an incredibly effective one.
     
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  7. HoopyT Danny McGrains Bearded Army Gold Member

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    VVD mibbes a good shout too.
     
  8. King Kwon Gold Member Gold Member

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    Maeda. Guy can't hit a barn door (and you sometimes wonder why he chose football over athletics :giggle1:) but the two managers we've had since he came have put him back in at every opportunity because as soon as he's out we lose so much energy.
     
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    Scott Brown.
     
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  10. PaulM1888 Moderator Moderator Gold Member

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    Big Mick instantly jumps to mind.

    He was Celtic captain in the last 16 of the Champions League through sheer will because in terms of technical ability his base as a footballer in general was shockingly low.

    Had leadership, determination and a will to win that few others that came through the Academy could match. Squeezed out every ounce of potential he had.
     
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  11. Slaw Gold Member Gold Member

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    Greg Taylor is possibly a shout for me for other reason. He’s so physically limited. He’s small, not quick, not strong. He’s got the best out of his technical ability whereby he’s a regular started at Celtic and that’s a credit to him. Last season he was a standout performer. I think he’s one you could definitely say has gotten a lot out of his talent
     
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    Tommy Coyne, fairly limited player but his work ethic was superb and played to his strengths for Celtic and Ireland
    In a similar way, loved Anton Rogan, heart of a lion!
     
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  13. Liam Scales Gold Member Gold Member

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    100% Big Mick
     
  14. moravcik1888

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    Scott Brown. Compared to some of our midfielders in the last couple of decades he is not a particularly great player but managed to carve out a legacy at Celtic that will be long remembered.
     
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    Henrik Larsson for me. He was certainly a gifted footballer; but for me, he was less gifted than Lubo, DiCanio, Berkovic or Nakamura. When we sold Paolo DiCanio and bought Larsson, DiCanio was unquestionably the better player.

    And yet every year, he got better and better and for me, he went on to become a better player than any of them.
     
  16. FrankMcCallum Gold Member Gold Member

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    Didier Agathe came to mind instantly upon reading the title.

    Maybe Fraser Forster too. The first few months of his first loan spell were unconvincing to say the least.
     
  17. Forestbhoy66 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Alan Thompson would be another one to add I reckon.
     
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    Thought of him and Gerry Creaney when I saw the question.
     
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    Some more guys who aren't legends, but were excellent at their time here.


    Wieghorst - Didn't appreciate him fully while he was here
    Tosh Mckinley - Good overlapping full back with a good cross
    Barry Robson - Leader
    McNamara - from his link up with Donnelly under Burns to the job he did for MON
    Lambert
    Sutton

    Hard to narrow it down to one, but have to agree with Henrik
     
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  20. Callum McGregor The Captain Gold Member

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    The fact that Daizen Maeda is even a professional footballer says it's him.
     
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