Tim's aren't that good

Talktalk

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The Tim's are actually not as good as they are made out to be. We could all see it before the winter break yet other teams couldn't / wouldn't act on it. They are the same team now as they were then albeit with 2 up front since coming back from the winter break. Even though they shouldn't have the option to go 2 up front as griffiths stamp should definitely have seen him facing a ban. Not to mention other flash points he's been involved in since coming back.
They don’t panic like we do , we had the game win as we have others and we chase the game rather than making sure we remain in a winning position. When we take the lead we need to shut up shop and allow the opposition chase the game and hit them with our pace when the opportunity comes not leave holes where we can be punished
 

jdm1873

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Yes they are and they are fairly consistent as well. They also have goals coming from all the areas of the park.

Anyone who says otherwise is in denial. If they aren't that good what does that make us?
 

tomvallance1983

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After all the celebrating Lennon getting the job thinking he’s shite, I reckon he’s doing better than Rodgers would have had Rodgers stayed.

We should take positives from the fact we beat them, but I think that made us underestimate other teams and since the Hearts loss have not been able to regain our composure. Other teams now smell that weakness and fancy their chances vs us but still fear them.

we were on an equal footing and I think after the break the first to blink would fall apart. I believe had we kept the pressure on a bit longer and they dropped more points the pressure to win 9 would have made them implode, sadly the reverse has happened
 

supersonic

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I'm embarrassed by these posts. It's like players giving interviews about how we're going to win the league.

Talk is cheap, trophies are all that matter. And until we win trophies, we should shut up about Celtic.
Players dont give interviews saying they are going to win the league. They get baited into answers that suggest they want to win the league, the words are twisted and the headlines are written.
 

Graemeh89

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You don’t need to be great to win the spl , you need to beat average teams like Kilmarnock , Aberdeen , hearts etc , and we aren’t doing it often enough.
You can even lose the old firm games , just beat everyone else and will not be far away.
Also to answer your point , if they aren’t a good side then wtf does that make us.
 

Blu_ultra

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I hate to say it, but they are a good team. Denying it will prove futile and, frankly, the stats don't back up this view. I say this, but i also believe we are a good side. Our points total shows that we would be leading at this stage in most years. We are doing well in Europe. We have the beating of them 1-1. They're a good side, but we're improving (this blip aside). Keep the head, keep the faith. What would be worse right now would be another change at the top.
 

TynesideTrueBlue

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Couldn’t give a fcuk about the tarriers it’s what we do that matters and unfortunately we are not good enough for some reason and needs addressing asap.
 

NDC bear forever

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They are a good team, you don’t top your EL group with Lazio in it if you’re not. They also have it spot on when it comes to playing the jobber teams. The only thing is, next season they won’t be as good because of Edouard and Ntcham leaving, two of their best players.
 

bluebellsareblu

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The Tim's are actually not as good as they are made out to be. We could all see it before the winter break yet other teams couldn't / wouldn't act on it. They are the same team now as they were then albeit with 2 up front since coming back from the winter break. Even though they shouldn't have the option to go 2 up front as griffiths stamp should definitely have seen him facing a ban. Not to mention other flash points he's been involved in since coming back.
I’d disagree champ. They are a better team, they have a winning mentality and a manager that knows how to win the league as a player and a manager. They have won their EL group and beat a good Lazio team home and away (I think, or drew). They have won the last 10 domestic trophies. This isn’t because of luck, or refereeing decisions, but it’s because they are a good team. We shouldn’t be afraid to be honest about this. We are improving but we aren’t at their level of consistency as yet.
 

Jimbo 1690

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%^*& it, I'll take the hit on staunch points.

Aye, they are actually quite good. They are cuffing teams and playing very good football, and Lennon has managed to change his system after the defeat on the 29th, something Gerrard has been incapable of doing. They finished top of a tough Europa League group and have amassed 8 more points and +18 goal difference on us since the break.

If we want to better them we have to be honest and strive to pull ourselves up to that level, something we were managing to do for 6 months. Delusion does us no favours.
If........and it’s a big if.......we can get back to the standard we displayed on the 29th, the next OF match could be a classic, will be interesting to see if Lennons changes, are enough to beat this rangers team at their best, playing Gerards favoured formation!
 

trueblue77

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The fhilth have a core of international Scottish players that seem to get the tramps obsession with 9/10 in a row, as do their manager. It’s a factor that works in their favour more than we’d like to believe, and it’s something we lack. Ability wise there’s not a huge gulf but those things do contribute over the course of a season.
 

Jimbo 1690

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After all the celebrating Lennon getting the job thinking he’s shite, I reckon he’s doing better than Rodgers would have had Rodgers stayed.

We should take positives from the fact we beat them, but I think that made us underestimate other teams and since the Hearts loss have not been able to regain our composure. Other teams now smell that weakness and fancy their chances vs us but still fear them.

we were on an equal footing and I think after the break the first to blink would fall apart. I believe had we kept the pressure on a bit longer and they dropped more points the pressure to win 9 would have made them implode, sadly the reverse has happened
Totally agree, it’s the one and only thing that this Celtic team haven’t been tested on, and that’s their bottle.........it’s absolutely gutting that we didn’t keep building the pressure after the break to see if they would crack.
 

Jed jed1

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They've won 23 of their 26 fixtures we've won 19 out of 25, they can finish off the rest of the teams in the league were still struggling to beat them, they dont have to be that good, they're just more consistent than us
 
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Southsideblueblood

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The delusion in threads created like this. Likely to be 12 trophies unbeaten. The garbage that is posted on here in sheer hope separated from real facts. On a one off we can win. Over a season they are still miles ahead.
 

D-Von

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Some people are deluded on here

They’ve the best goal difference in Europe and have scored more than anyone else by quite a bit
They romped a Europa group with Lazio, who are absolutely flying in Italy and have a very real chance of ending Juventus’ dominance

We’re actually a good team as well but yet again when the chance to go and actually get over the line and win something is there we’ve bottled it.
 

Viatrophy

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Some people are deluded on here

They’ve the best goal difference in Europe and have scored more than anyone else by quite a bit
They romped a Europa group with Lazio, who are absolutely flying in Italy and have a very real chance of ending Juventus’ dominance

We’re actually a good team as well but yet again when the chance to go and actually get over the line and win something is there we’ve bottled it.
Aye but mate that's only because Lazio weren't trying....according to some on here.
 

barrheadbear

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Yip, they are pish..... oh wait a minute, 10 points ahead, lost one of last 17 games, cruising to title.

They are winners, they know how to kick on after winters break and tie up title with minimum fuss.

At this exact moment I wish we were as pish as them.
 

Renfrew@UKGB&NI

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Too many on here were celebrating him getting the job. Well from what I can see, they're a better team this season than last.

They romped the el group and afforded themselves a couple of rest games. We didnt, basically we were kept at it till the last kick of the group. That's not a criticism of us. We done well getting out that group and to be honest I didnt expect it.
 

SimonLeBon

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No they are not that good but they are better than us. They destroy teams we either draw with or get beat. Their goal difference is vastly superior to us not just the points margin.
 

willieorwont_he

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They are a very good team, and so are we. Both of us showed in our European runs in tough groups that we are no mugs.
They just have that level of consistency we have not found yet. Once we find that we will see what thier bottle is like. Until we find that they will continue to win.
 

doyle55

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The hatred of Lennon has clouded people opinion of him as a manager.

Unfortunately they have improve from last season with better performances in Europe and likely point increase.
 

BL11

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For all the lols dished out when Lennon got the job, I was not one of them I hasten to add, he’s got a 81% win rate at Celtic this spell.

Incredible consistency.
 

Parkbear1

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Bonkers thread, and it doesn't make anybody feel any better. Once the tarriers go a goal up the game is 99% done, and that's the difference, just my opinion.
 

im_a_good_bluenose

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One thing is absolutely certain. They don’t play against the same commitment and effort from opponents as we do. Anyone who can’t see that is either in denial or needs to get their eyes tested.
It is just another form of cheating up here. Nothing less
 

scooter70

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The major difference between us and them is they are ruthless, they will go to Aberdeen this weekend and treat them how they should be treated, destroy and get down the road

We go to likes of Aberdeen etc and treat them as if we are playing Real Madrid and ensure we get a tough game

Yip no doubt teams are more up for playing us but a large part of that is the fact we’ve shown we can be vulnerable and be beaten, they haven’t and teams fear them far more than they do us
 

si72

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If the filth aren’t that good then am afraid we are just utter shite.They beat the jobbers easily whilst we struggle to even get a point.
 

im_a_good_bluenose

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The major difference between us and them is they are ruthless, they will go to Aberdeen this weekend and treat them how they should be treated, destroy and get down the road

We go to likes of Aberdeen etc and treat them as if we are playing Real Madrid and ensure we get a tough game

Yip no doubt teams are more up for playing us but a large part of that is the fact we’ve shown we can be vulnerable and be beaten, they haven’t and teams fear them far more than they do us
doesn't help that those same Aberdeen players that defended as if their very lives were on the line against us, throwing themselves into tackles, and playing like men possessed wont give a fraction of that effort at the weekend. their results since their draw more or less confirm that - Hamilton aside
 
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