Moving on

“That wasn’t the performance we would want” said the gaffer post match. It might as well be our season slogan.

 

The result masks the performance, which has happened much too often this season. It was the perfect game to shine, but the Bhoys were rather dull on the day.
Those coming into the starting 11 due to injuries needed to grasp the chance to impress, and senior players should have showed some onfield leadership, but Kuhn aside they failed to take the game by the scruff.
We can’t trust many of our players, yesterday’s game was the perfect example of why exactly that is.

 

Can we trust the manager to improve this bunch? Sometimes he doesn’t help himself, yesterday stating James Forrest is the best winger at the club which made we wonder why he’s seldom seen if that’s the case?
There was a Swedish International defender ignored and we ship two goals,,, Matt and Paolo can’t play together and have been honking for months so why not start the energetic Kelly whilst at home,,, Ralston is more consistent than AJ this year,,,there’s so many questions needing answering, and instead every game produces more questions. We look Donald Ducked, heads not in the game, rudderless, and simply playing out the remaining fixtures. After a season of not finding form, it won’t be discovered now at this late stage.

 

With plenty of problems within, the last thing needed is also plenty of external problems, but the honest mistakes will help keep momentum and form a stranger. After a blatantly poor set of transfer windows two men lost their job,,after a blatantly poor set of decisions Collum and Walsh will become title deciders, get elevated and protected.
The Yang tackle is a red for one club and not another. Likewise top off and into the crowd celebrations.


I caught some big English teams playing over the weekend and felt they are a footballing setup and nation they are growing stronger and getting better.
Watching Scottish football over the weekend just gave me that sinking feeling. Forget the Cup or the title, Brendan versus Hampden is now the biggest clash of the season, for now its crystal clear we are being cheated the national sport itself is in the dock.
“Move on, nothing to see here!” will have folks moving on alright, moving on altogether.

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Mahe
March 11, 2024 12:32 am

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Mahe
March 11, 2024 12:33 am

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Mahe
March 11, 2024 12:33 am

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BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
March 11, 2024 3:43 am

I received a very welcome e-mail on Wednesday from one of our regular posters. He was letting me know that he had been given the news that his recently diagnosed prostate cancer hadn’t spread elsewhere. Obviously,I let him know how delighted I was on hearing this,but it got me thinking-I haven’t had mine checked,not ever!

Nobody wants to think about cancer of any kind. Even the word itself strikes fear into most of us. Few either really want to think about the initial testing for this particular form of it,with its lurid examples on tv and film over the years. Sadly,and particularly if you are over 50yo,you should be! March is Prostate Cancer Aware Month,and you might be interested in reading the following:-

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/prostate-cancer/symptoms/

and

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-awareness/prostate-cancer-awareness-month#:~:text=March%20is%20prostate%20cancer%20awareness,rate%20is%201%20in%204.

Fortunately,the initial tests need not be as barbaric and mediaeval as are widely thought. There is a PSA test,which is essentially a blood test. So just a little prick!

Either way,if you have any concerns,please seek medical advice at the earliest opportunity.

Óglach
March 11, 2024 6:24 am

WEDNESDAY 11TH
I received a large amount of birthday cards today. Some from people I do not know. In particular a Mass bouquet with fifty Masses on it from Mrs Burns from Sevastopol Street. We all know of her, she never forgets us and we shan’t forget her, bless her dear heart.

I also received a card from reporter Brendan O Cathaoir, which indeed was thoughtful. I received a letter from a friend, and from a student in America whom I don’t know, but again it’s good to know that people are thinking of you. There were some smuggled letters as well from my friends and comrades.

I am the same weight today and have no complaints medically. Now and again I am struck by the natural desire to eat but the desire to see an end to my comrades’ plight and the liberation of my people is overwhelmingly greater.

The doctor will be taking a blood test tomorrow. It seems that Dr Ross has disappeared and Dr Emerson is back…

Again, there has been nothing outstanding today except that I took a bath this morning. I have also been thinking of my family and hoping that they are not suffering too much.

I was trying to piece together a quote from James Connolly today which I’m ashamed that I did not succeed in doing but I’ll paraphrase the meagre few lines I can remember.

They go something like this: a man who is bubbling over with enthusiasm (or patriotism) for his country, who walks through the streets among his people, their degradation, poverty, and suffering, and who (for want of the right words) does nothing, is, in my mind, a fraud; for Ireland distinct from its people is but a mass of chemical elements.

Perhaps the stark poverty of Dublin in 1913 does not exist today, but then again, in modern day comparison to living standards in other places through the world, it could indeed be said to be the same if not worse both North and South. Indeed, one thing has not changed, that is the economic, cultural and physical oppression of the same Irish people…

Even should there not be 100,000 unemployed in the North, their pittance of a wage would look shame in the company of those whose wage and profit is enormous, the privileged and capitalist class who sleep upon the people’s wounds, and sweat, and toils.

Total equality and fraternity cannot and never will be gained whilst these parasites dominate and rule the lives of a nation. There is no equality in a society that stands upon the economic and political bog if only the strongest make it good or survive. Compare the lives, comforts, habits, wealth of all those political conmen (who allegedly are concerned for us, the people) with that of the wretchedly deprived and oppressed.

Compare it in any decade in history, compare it tomorrow, in the future, and it will mock you. Yet our perennial blindness continues. There are no luxuries in the H-Blocks. But there is true concern for the Irish people.

A Thing Of Beauty
March 11, 2024 10:21 am

Fan,
I’m not wishing to carry on our conversation from yesterday about the merits of BR’s coaching but I found the comments from Rodgers very interesting in regard to James Forrest. He said he is our best winger and he enjoyed the game when he came on because of amongst other things his body shape when he receives the ball. This is the detail that he is trying to coach or rather having to coach into the players that he has been giving. He improved Armstrong, Forrest, Brown, Tierney and Christie last time he was here but he was able to do that whilst playing against a very poor hun team. Plus they were decent level players, not projects or squad men. This time he’s up against a well organised and functional team that’s rarely losing. We really have given him and ourselves too much to do by signing so many poor players.

St tams
March 11, 2024 10:36 am

Mahe, got to disagree re. Ralston.
He should be in the same group as Welsh, Scales and Taylor.
Squad players at best.
Johnston had an excellent game yesterday

madmitch
March 11, 2024 11:57 am

Not sure how this will go down but …

Not a great fan of re-cycling the words regarding the star man of a death cult but sometimes a few nuggets emerge.
The JC angle of over 40 and 100 years ago rings a few bells — very big locally / extended family but not fully developed.
Well to me anyway.
.
Interesting how a shining light of progressive politics turned in his dotage to identity politics and all its many flaws.
He seems to have had a political nervous breakdown over the UVF high jinks and the Curragh “mutiny”.
Not sure why this would have happened given his previous confidence and political delivery.

Class based politics / economics is out and identity based sectarianism is in.
With a side hustle in opportunistic horse trading — Irish blood for German guns.
Not a good look in 1915 or any other year for that matter.

I fear by this stage he was all consumed by a feeling of personal failure that needed anti-democratic revolutionary action of the most extreme kind — hints of a hopeless endeavour — to bring him back to the position of prominence that he had before.

Hopeless endeavour / personal sacrifice / military suicide — 65 years apart?
As an aside — are martyrs all that Undemocratic / Hyper masculine Physical Force Republicanism has left?

Martyrdom — the only guarantee of loyalty that the faithful have left in the face of rampant betrayal / manipulation / double dealing?
Half strength bullets being one of the more resourceful ways the Westminster security mob used to move the needle.

However back to JC and his reverse conversion / inversion on the road to Damascus.
Struggling to think of a bigger negative political transformation that happened so quickly and that was so complete.
One that in the fullness of time delivered a society totally at odds with his original beliefs.

And for what — 50 years of economic stagnation and mass migration?
100 years of political and social conservatism that was off the scale — Blueshirts within 20 years?
And a future based on tax gymnastics / dodging for a US capitalist class he would have railed against back in the day.

Life is certainly strange / full of surprises.
Be careful what you wish for.

madmitch
March 11, 2024 12:03 pm

TFOD2.1 boosterism — now off the scale.
Blatant / out in the open / wind up level stuff / rubbing our noses in it.

Full court press — Ludge MIB / Ludge VAR / Ludge Media / Ludge SFA involved.
Everything is being turned up to 11.

Might be their downfall – trying far too hard with everything out of show.
The laugh could be that they did not need to do it as we are so bad / unsettled at the moment.

Main thing — the club need to respond.

£75mill in the bank will buy a lot of legal help / media support / crisis management comms.
There is a huge story we need to tell — they need to get their erse into gear and tell it.

San Luis
March 11, 2024 12:17 pm

The cheating happens every single season and it is a normalised weekly occurrence of Scottish football psyche.. …every fan outside the Huns knows the game is rigged. Usually, it makes little difference in the league to Celtic – mostly ( this season it will),- but it does impact hugely on the clubs going for 2nd place on every single occasion. If those clubs don’t complain, then there is little to no chance Celtic will.

Now to Celtic. We have to be very good , every single season for it not to impact on us. This season, we are nowhere near that and it will impact us financially, big time.

Now the question is , Why are we not complaining and taking legal action against blatant corruption and match fixing? That’s the £75m question right there.

Fan
March 11, 2024 12:18 pm

ATOB
If he honestly thinks that why hasn’t he used Forrest much then?
More interested in who he has improved this season?

madmitch
March 11, 2024 12:27 pm

Fan @ 12.18

BR / Squad 2016 vs BR / Squad 2023 — huge difference.

BR does not have the same energy and coaching support.
The squad do not have the same level of experience / football nous.

Plus many were happy with AP’s hyper structured game plan.
BR’s more flexible / self driven tactics are not going down well.

His arm round the shoulder / personal folder vibe would not appear to be well of the pace.
The players have been used to direct instructions and not advice / tips for improvement.

Plus the squad would appear not to be a very cohesive group.
Playing like strangers / not very settled / little support.

McCaff
March 11, 2024 1:11 pm
Billy Bhoy
March 11, 2024 1:28 pm

It was far from a great performance but I thought that there were a lot of good passages of play.
The problem was that for all the fine approach work the final ball, whether from Kuhn, Maeda or MOR, was absolutely dreadful, rarely finding a teammate in the box – a season long ailment!

For Jobo:
Kuhn was MOTM although there was rare!y an end product and that took the edge off his performance. Maeda gets credit for the hat trick but as usual he should have had another 3. It was good to see AJ continue his journey back to last seasons form.

The rest – deary me! Apart from JF and Kyogo I wouldn’t give any of them pass marks.

McCaff
March 11, 2024 1:33 pm

Billy Bhoy…I elected to watch the game on the telly yesterday, had a late one Saturday and my usual game partners weren’t going! From mu viewpoint on the couch I thought Kuhn and Maeda were excellent but flawed. They never stopped but as you and others have said there was little quality in the final ba’. I suppose the paradox is that even with the poor ba’s being fired in Kyogo’s movement might have found an extra couple of goals if he’d been on instead of Idah!!

timhorton
March 11, 2024 1:40 pm

ATOB
I don’t comment to much on Celtic as i find myself agreeing with all your points.
FAN
I think she said that last time he had players with some talent to work with,don’t think he has the same this time………..the poorest Celtic team i have seen in years and at my age i have seen a few.

Mike in Toronto
March 11, 2024 1:43 pm

McCaff

SxSW is probably the single largest event for young bands to get noticed/breakout in the States. So for them to pass on that is actually a big del. Fair play to them for putting principles first

Óglach
March 11, 2024 1:43 pm

I note SC’s very own Ruth Dudley Edwards wannabe posting their boring repetitive revisionist keak again, with one minor tweak this time. Not only does he attempt to disparage Bobby Sands and The Irish republican movement he is now having a go at one of Scotland’s greatest sons ,Connolly. This from a Eejit who claimed his family had a town in Ireland named after them, or something along those lines🤔 On reflection perhaps he does as Muff seems quite apt, as in obviously a bit of a fanny.

Telt ye CSC

McCaff
March 11, 2024 1:47 pm

Mike…yeah, I know!! A couple of guys I know are out there just now, one an artist the other a promoter. It’s a massive deal for anyone involved in the arts/music scene. For the young boys to take this stance is a brave move but they’ve shown in their short history that they are uncompromising. They’ve already spent a few quid getting there, I wonder how their label feels about it at the moment!!

McCaff
March 11, 2024 1:51 pm

Oglach…there’s a series of Bullet Points and Power Points out there no matter the subject, you just need to know where to look! On here you’ll usually find it starts with…
“Mad Mitch…😁

Fan
March 11, 2024 1:57 pm

Tim Horton
I was responding directly to what she posted @10-21
Especially on Forrest.
Yes we are a poor team but BR neeeds to take responsibility as his coaching has been non existent to poor.
He is paid very well so his litany of excuses are wearing thin.
Also his disparaging remarks about the squad have exacerbated the problem.

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
March 11, 2024 1:59 pm

BILLYBHOY

I also thought we were often impressive going forward yesterday,but on the back foot we were utterly shambolic. I was jumping behind the settee every time we lost the ball! That,and the fact that the sheer height of Livi meant we had little chance of winning many aerial challenges,meant we had to be inventive in attack and disciplined in defence.

I know that we have a fairly young side,but it must also be one of the smallest I can remember. And our main attacker yesterday,who does have the height,played like last Sunday’s penalty miss was still on his mind.

We may have better individuals than the huns,and that is arguable at the moment,but they have a better team set-up. And not only do they have the height and power to make the best of that,but they allowed to kick anything that moves,while secure in the knowledge that post-tackle theatrics will be rewarded with a free kick and a caution against the opposition player.

But that latter sentence is not to offer excuses. This season is being undone at our own hand,even without any assistance being offered elsewhere. History will not be kind to those held responsible,but since it all looks preplanned anyway,I doubt they will GAF.

Lawwell may yet get his statue,but in George Square where it can be the centrepiece of all the celebrations to come. He deserves no less.

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
March 11, 2024 2:03 pm

SANLUIS

Correct. It is as big a puzzle that nobody seems to care much about how being cheated against the huns affects their own league position. Almost as though the clubs just shrug their shoulders and say-ah,it was our turn this week. Next week,it will be our rivals in this European place/relegation battle.

You know,the old “all evens out over a season” trope.

ernie lynch
March 11, 2024 2:03 pm

McCaff
Fair play, lads…
https://twitter.com/KNEECAPCEOL/status/1766904264146718798

###

Fair play to them indeed.

SF, who so far as I know are still intent on glad handing Biden, a long standing and hardcore Zionist*,should take note.

.
*
” In 1982, shortly before Reagan bluntly ordered Begin to cease his ‘holocaust’ in Lebanon, a young US senator who revered Elie Wiesel as his great teacher met the Israeli prime minister. In Begin’s own stunned account of the meeting, the senator commended the Israeli war effort and boasted that he would have gone further, even if it meant killing women and children. Begin himself was taken aback by the words of the future US president, Joe Biden. ‘No, sir,’ he insisted. ‘According to our values, it is forbidden to hurt women and children, even in war … This is a yardstick of human civilisation, not to hurt civilians.’

https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v46/n05/pankaj-mishra/the-shoah-after-gaza

Fan
March 11, 2024 2:04 pm

McCaff
Well done to those young lads.
Probably have them on our tory boards banned list.

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS
March 11, 2024 2:04 pm

MM

You lost me at JC,offered without context. Judging by the lack of response,I’m not the only one.

ernie lynch
March 11, 2024 2:06 pm

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

Jeremy Clarkson, obviously. Do try to keep up.

McCaff
March 11, 2024 2:09 pm

JC?
Jesus Christ?
John Collins?
Jimmy Carr?
John Colquhoun?
Jimmy Cricket?
Take your pick…it makes as much sense no matter what name you put in!! 😀

Óglach
March 11, 2024 2:12 pm

BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

I assume it is due to Bobby Sand’s diary entry for the 11th. He mentions Connolly and the plight of the Irish working class in 1913, Sands then draws comparisons with the plight of the same people in 1980’s Ireland

Auldheid
March 11, 2024 3:06 pm

We are where we are in terms of the quality of players signed but can do nothing about it this season.

We can hope injuries to 2 key players improve after next home game and complain as much about the quality of our referees as much as we do about the standard of our players.

Just as we expect Celtic to do something about player quality, we need to get the quality of players that make referee quality insignificant in result terms.

However on the basis that type of player is out of our budget range, then it would be prudent to do what can be done to eradicate the disadvantage we are up against by poor quality refereeing in some point dropping matches.

Other clubs might benefit to our benefit if the issue of referee quality is pursued robustly by Celtic PLC as the current arrangement will come at a financial cost if not challenged.

madmitch
March 11, 2024 3:07 pm

Og @ twisted knickers

Correct — James Connolly.

Progressive / collectivist politics vs Sectarian nationalism / ID politics.
In the space of 5 years — bit of a jump.

UVF — repeat UVF — angle would be a good place to start.
How the Loyalist working classes marched behind their masters at the drop of a sash.
Must have been a bitter blow for someone who was pushing a working class solidarity message.
From what I can see it would appear to have changed his political perspective significantly.

JC message 1906 vs JC message 1916 — 180 degree turn

Hunger Strike as a death cult — needs some investigation.
Locally driven by all accounts — Head Office not in favour.
Energised the masses at the time so it was co-opted onto the Republican narrative.
Strange how the sacrifice of others seems to generate a crowd.

Definitely moved the intensity of the conflict up a couple of gears.
But it showed the power of the ballot box over the one settler / one bullet vibe then in the ascendancy.

Added 10 years onto the Troubles? — worth a discussion.
Taxi bombs vs “Field Response” / FRU pivot by the UK Security brains trust.

A Thing Of Beauty
March 11, 2024 3:19 pm

Fan/TimHorton,
Thanks for the replies. Tim is right, I was referring to the calibre of player BR is having to coach. It is in my opinion the worst collection of players since pre Tommy Burns so I will continue to cut BR some slack.
Where I think you are right fan is to say he has not helped himself by saying they are not very good or if not directly saying it, then in so many words. Lagerbielke is a prime example. He was out the door and well aware BR didn’t rate him then circumstances meant he couldn’t leave. He is now bench warming while Scales and Welsh are playing crap but BR and Lagerbielke know he’s not getting on unless injury dictates.
As for Forrest, BR explained it himself by saying he is the best winger we have but does not have the physical capacity to do the running required. He’ll know this from watching him and also from the training stats that the players all produce.
Mad Mitch,
Jeezo pal, it’s bad enough trying to work out footballers initials without doing it for your other posts that are not football related. Why do you do that? Could you offer me an explanation and don’t say to save time because you used to type JFNP rather than Jota.

Margaret McGill
March 11, 2024 3:27 pm

I hope it’s a Celtic v Rangers semi in the cup.

JimDom
March 11, 2024 3:28 pm

£3.40 for a pint of Guinness in the CrossKeys Wishaw. Wall to wall and floor to ceiling Celtic.

There’s a quote on the wall from MON, from 2003

“ Football is about those who play and those who pay”.

Twenty one years on the people who currently run our club would now appear to view football differently.

We are where we are because of the people who run our Celtic, most notably Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell.

It could be so different, but not for the foreseeable future.

Will just have another pint then. Good value.

Margaret McGill
March 11, 2024 3:40 pm

JimDom
What’s it in Ross’s ?

madmitch
March 11, 2024 3:50 pm

ATOB @ 3.19

Initials — force of habit.
Keep the lawyers guessing.

JC was a bit leftfield.
His name caught my eye in the diary entry.
Don’t usually read it.
Not a fan.

Jimbo67
March 11, 2024 4:19 pm

Afternoon

Re the comparison of Rodgers coaching first time round with this version

ATOB mentioned Armstrong, Forrest, Brown, Tierney & Christie as having improved in #BR1’s time and I would add McGregor and Boyata to that list. It’s worth pointing out that other than Tierney [with Griffiths and Rogic a success in Deila’s 2nd season] most of those players were thought of as being past it( Brown) or rubbish and/or reviled ( the rest bar Christie).

This season has had many disappointments but one of my own sadnesses is that my pre-Season prophesy ( over a pint admittedly) was that given Rodgers record as a coach I expected players like Taylor, Ralston, Welsh, Turnbull , Oh and O’Riley ( and also perhaps Mikey Johnston and even Kobyashi) to develop this season has been 100% wrong. None of theese players has improved this season- most have got worse with not one getting better. The injuries which have affected Carter-Vickers, Abada, Hatate and McGregor as well as the unanticipated disappointing form (at times) of Kyogo are , I suppose, the breaks whilst the across-the-board mediocrity of the new signings remaining resolutely mediocre is not Rodgers’ fault but an ability to turn players whom most felt were decent to actually quite good into duds surely is

We could still win a double but increasingly I fear we’ll win nothing and although others are culpable the manager must shoulder his share of the blame.

Jimbo

JimDom
March 11, 2024 4:28 pm

The CrossKeys Mags, Ross’s is across the road, a different clientele. More RW&B than G&W.

INIQUITOUS IV
March 11, 2024 4:44 pm

For most of yesterday, I thought my eyes were bleeding. Fellow Hoop fans around me sat in silence as the brutal evidence of our Board’s evisceration of a football team manifested itself in front of us.

In the second half, it was rendered worse by bedlam emanating from Liverpool and Man City fans who outnumbered us 20 to 1. We had one screen, while they had a dozen or more. We could view one of them and absorb the breathless excitement of the epic ebb and flow of fast, skillful football taking place on the field at Anfield, in stark and vivid contrast to our fare.

Here are the unique angle views of 4 highlights in what was once again a dismally inept performance, abjectly bereft of skill, speed, talent, nous, athletic ability, physical presence, organization, or plan.

By some way, our poorest team in many years.

https://youtu.be/4TBI7vcauL4?si=jWDo2xClQZVQb_8C

McCaff
March 11, 2024 4:49 pm

If we accept that players improve with regular playing time, surrounded by better quality teammates then Brendan (and the players) have had a rough time with injuries. Apart from Scales the back four has changed so many times this year. Injuries to Kyogo, Maeda, Abada, Palma have meant changes every 2 or 3 games. Injuries to Hatate and now Calmac mean further disruption. In essence, we’ve hardly played the same team more than 3 games in a row. That would be fine if the changes were by choice but they’ve been necessary because of injury. Our options, because of a shit transfer policy, have been players not fully ready to step in, not fully integrated into Brendan’s style. Most on here know I’m not a big fan of Brendan’s but this has been an exceptional season for injuries to main players for us.

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Chris
March 11, 2024 5:01 pm

Jimbo67
Afternoon

Re the comparison of Rodgers coaching first time round with this version

ATOB mentioned Armstrong, Forrest, Brown, Tierney & Christie as having improved in #BR1’s time and I would add McGregor and Boyata to that list. It’s worth pointing out that other than Tierney [with Griffiths and Rogic a success in Deila’s 2nd season] most of those players were thought of as being past it( Brown) or rubbish and/or reviled ( the rest bar Christie).

This season has had many disappointments but one of my own sadnesses is that my pre-Season prophesy ( over a pint admittedly) was that given Rodgers record as a coach I expected players like Taylor, Ralston, Welsh, Turnbull , Oh and O’Riley ( and also perhaps Mikey Johnston and even Kobyashi) to develop this season has been 100% wrong. None of theese players has improved this season- most have got worse with not one getting better. The injuries which have affected Carter-Vickers, Abada, Hatate and McGregor as well as the unanticipated disappointing form (at times) of Kyogo are , I suppose, the breaks whilst the across-the-board mediocrity of the new signings remaining resolutely mediocre is not Rodgers’ fault but an ability to turn players whom most felt were decent to actually quite good into duds surely is

We could still win a double but increasingly I fear we’ll win nothing and although others are culpable the manager must shoulder his share of the blame.

Jimbo
—————-
Why do you think that Rodgers should shoulder the blame when the squad bought for him is mostly junk?
Most of the players signed in the summer and the squad players from last season you hoped to see improve don’t have the proper skillset required to go any further.
I am at a loss for why you blame Rodgers.

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March 11, 2024 5:09 pm

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San Luis
March 11, 2024 5:11 pm

MMcG

Not sure if I want the Huns now or in the Final( should we even make it)?

Late May could see a few long term injuries return to the fold, and have precious game time throughout the month….but again, knowing our luck, we’d probably lose a few more players in the run in.

Normally, I’m wanting to get them as soon as possible before a Final, but no matter what, we are the only team capable of stopping them win a Treble.

Jimbo67
March 11, 2024 5:33 pm

Chris

A point I was trying to make was that people’s opinion of players can change- the players BR improved in 2016 -18 were thought to be poor but the players improved . 12 months ago those I mentioned from this season’s squad were thought by many in the support to be at least as good as many in the support thought Broony, Forrest, Armstrong etc had been in the spring of 2016. The current players who have reverted to the mediocre must take their own share of the blame for their regression but it does not seem unreasonable to think the manager has something to do with their regression too.

I did not blame the manager for the signings made or for other factors which he has even less control but his own performance in a facet of his management ( one in which he previously excelled) does not seem as good as I hoped and probably expected either.

So I think I will politely agree to disagree with you.

Jimbo

madmitch
March 11, 2024 5:45 pm

My thoughts …

Current squad — no lack of talent.
Just a lack of just about everything else.

Monkey manager — exec style / not football style — level shambles.

Auldbhoy67
March 11, 2024 5:46 pm

What irritates me more than anything week in and week out are the following ò2 things.
First our dead ball delivery from corners indirect frees and right down to a direct free and penalty. FFS these are professional footballers well paid and can’t hit the back of the net from 12 yards. Yes occasionally the keeper will do his job by saving one but how many have we missed this season. How many direct free kick have we scored from. Compare this to Tavpen. It an embarrassment regardless of whether he gets more chances than us. At least work the keeper not the guy in rows HH.
Corners are a joke. Yesterday we are against a team of basketball players and put high balls into the centre. What has happened to low hard balls into the area where if and when someone hits it it can go anywhere. Indirect free kicks are a waste of time.
At the defensive point of Corners big Joe has decided to punch balls which at times is the only option but let’s catch a few. No body seems to cover both posts now. What we consider lesser teams than us hit Corners right under the crossbar with good effect but seems to be impossible for our guys.
Secondly we need to get away from this inverted full back caper. Our fullbacks are not capable of playing this domestically never mind in Europe. It drives me insane the goals we loss up our left side never mind the right because they are left up the park when losing the ball. Maybe our right backs are better than the left but that position needs addressing as we have all mentioned throughout the season.
Rant over off to walk the dug again.

madmitch
March 11, 2024 5:53 pm

LS would develop / grow in an established defence.
Unfortunately he is the senior guy in our current defence.
Too much for him and his form is suffering.
He has no-one to learn from.

AJ is even less experienced than him — to me anyway.
Although he is coming on to a game.
Playing YH-j in front of him has helped his game.

Rinse and repeat throughout the team.
Plus our squad standards are shockingly poor.
Free kicks / penalties / throw ins — seen as a chore and not an opportunity.

Peak RK — 1995 / 2000 approx — would get done for GBH after our recent efforts.
Can’t be ersed vibe runs through all of our recent performances.

Even against Dundee we could have given away 4 goals in 45 minutes.

Chris
March 11, 2024 6:01 pm

Jimbo67
Chris

A point I was trying to make was that people’s opinion of players can change- the players BR improved in 2016 -18 were thought to be poor but the players improved . 12 months ago those I mentioned from this season’s squad were thought by many in the support to be at least as good as many in the support thought Broony, Forrest, Armstrong etc had been in the spring of 2016. The current players who have reverted to the mediocre must take their own share of the blame for their regression but it does not seem unreasonable to think the manager has something to do with their regression too.

I did not blame the manager for the signings made or for other factors which he has even less control but his own performance in a facet of his management ( one in which he previously excelled) does not seem as good as I hoped and probably expected either.

So I think I will politely agree to disagree with you.

Jimbo
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Jimbo
The players you mentioned can’t compare to the scrap we signed in some of the recent transfer windows.
I genuinely believe that Pep or Kopp would struggle to get a tune out of the recent dross bought.