They are good enough to beat comfortably all the teams we cannot.
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 punishedThe 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.
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.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.
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.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.
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!%^*& 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.
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.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
Aye but mate that's only because Lazio weren't trying....according to some on here.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.
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 asideThe 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