The Official Scottish Football Thread (Vol. 2)

The Official Scottish Football Thread (Vol. 2)

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thewarlock

2,742 posts

22 months

Wednesday 2nd February
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Just off a plane so haven't seen anything apart from the scoreline, what a change a couple of weeks can make, 6 points behind, was it, to top of the league

DuncsGTi

1,053 posts

156 months

Wednesday 2nd February
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Outplayed and outclassed. The game was won in the first half hour.
We need to dust ourselves off ready for Hearts on Sunday, a long way to go in the league yet.

abzmike

5,296 posts

83 months

Wednesday 2nd February
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Result never in doubt, the visitors got off lightly.
Complete team performance from Celtic, hard to remember a better half than I’ve ever seen from them. Not fair to pick out individuals but Hatate clearly the star of the show. Need to back it up now with a string of good performances.
Gio will need to try and move on from a bad night, but it could get sticky for him unless they improve rapidly.

DuncsGTi

1,053 posts

156 months

Wednesday 2nd February
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First half celtic were phenomenal and rangers were rotten. I thought we improved 2nd half but not by enough to have any impact on the outcome.

Whilst I'm sure celtic fans there tonight would have said the atmosphere was buzzing, the 2 clubs desperately need to sort this no away fans ste out. It definitely detracts from the occasion and spectacle of the game.

Driver101

11,660 posts

98 months

Wednesday 2nd February
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Very easy for Celtic. 3-0 was easy on Rangers.

Celtic's new unknown player man of the match and Rangers' new superstar pulled off at half time. It shows the way things are going.

Kent a passenger again. I was surprised how bad Aribo was.

Celtic were missing the best players in Scotland this year. Once back to full strength they should walk the league.

Katzenjammer

621 posts

155 months

Thursday 3rd February
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One of those games where Celtic were on fire from the gun and Rangers were simply terrible. Barisic’s ball watching for the third goal was criminal. Hatate covers a shocking amount of ground.

Shambler

1,047 posts

121 months

Thursday 3rd February
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Will need to criticise the referees as this was not what the rangers expected

hotchy

3,649 posts

103 months

Thursday 3rd February
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Celtic are building something utterly special. I can see celtic going deep into that conference cup aswel, with a real chance of winning it. Playing like that with 3-4 first team players out aswel. Ange has done an absolute fantastic job.

I agree fans for the next 2 games. As of next season give each other a stand. Stop this nonsense. Although started by rangers, it'll need to be rangers that move first.

Driver101

11,660 posts

98 months

Thursday 3rd February
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Shambler said:
Will need to criticise the referees as this was not what the rangers expected
It was the ball boys getting the blame last night. laugh

Celtic were very good in the first half. It really should have been a few more than 3-0. When Celtic were losing last season they were still creating lots of chances and should have won quite a few of the games. Last night the gulf in class was clear to see.

I thought Roofe would cause Celtic trouble and they wouldn't miss Morelos much. Last night showed how much Rangers' game plan involves Morelos winning freekicks around the box. That's how Rangers have hurt Celtic recently and without the set plays Rangers offered nothing.

Hatate was again MOTM and according to Ange isn't match for. O'Riley was very good again. He looks a good player judging him by his first few games. Abada was also very good.

I was surprised just how badly Rangers were bullied and intimidated last night. I would say it was another slump after the winter break, but Rangers have been grinding out results for much of the season. Dropping points isn't a surprise now, but the way they lost last night was a bit.

dalzo

1,196 posts

113 months

Thursday 3rd February
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As bad a result as you can get.

Celtic totally ran amok and rangers were absolutely shambolic.

Ball retention, pressing, intensity and aggression all missing. Think everyone knew how Celtic were going to play and gio just hoped to sit back rather than press.

7 point swing in 16 days due to his tactics and instructions is unacceptable although the players were as bad last night.

Celtic now have the momentum and rangers need to play every game like a cup final till the end of the season as they have thrown it away from a position of strength.

V8covin

5,127 posts

170 months

Thursday 3rd February
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The jiffle king said:
I read the articles this morning and was surprised that Raith had made a move for him. The world has moved on a lot in 5 years and the reaction must have been predictable ?
Why the fuss now when he's been playing for another club for 4 years since his so called conviction ?

scoopdydoo

152 posts

66 months

Thursday 3rd February
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dalzo said:
rangers need to play every game like a cup final till the end of the season
Don't tell them that, they've not won one of them in forever.

Drive Blind

4,480 posts

154 months

Thursday 3rd February
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I see Raith Rovers now admitting they 'got it wrong' and David Goodwillie wont play for them.

The damage has been done though, and a statement won't turn back the clock.

Also Goodwillie's contract will need honoured. That's going to cost the club £££'s.

Drive Blind

4,480 posts

154 months

Thursday 3rd February
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V8covin said:
Why the fuss now when he's been playing for another club for 4 years since his so called conviction ?
there was a fuss but a smaller club in a lower league with a smaller fanbase. The fuss wasn't as loud and as public.

Driver101

11,660 posts

98 months

Thursday 3rd February
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Drive Blind said:
V8covin said:
Why the fuss now when he's been playing for another club for 4 years since his so called conviction ?
there was a fuss but a smaller club in a lower league with a smaller fanbase. The fuss wasn't as loud and as public.
Over the last few years he was nominated for player of the year and promoted to captain at Clyde. It does look as if his history wasn't being held against him.

The Mason Greenwood story breaking in the same week has brought more attention to Goodwillie moving.

Driver101

11,660 posts

98 months

Saturday 5th February
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More losses for Hibs and Aberdeen. Glass is getting pelters again tonight and calls for his head.

I still think that Aberdeen team should be better than they are.

Interesting day tomorrow. It's not often that Celtic play before Rangers. If Celtic win and go 4 points clear the Rangers v Hearts will be interesting.

Edited by Driver101 on Sunday 6th February 08:49

DocJock

7,549 posts

217 months

Sunday 6th February
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Hibs' recent results leave me wondering why we let Gogic leave. Quite worrying weakness in defence.

hotchy

3,649 posts

103 months

Sunday 6th February
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Driver101 said:
More losses for Hibs and Aberdeen. Glass is getting peters again tonight and calls for his head.

I still think that Aberdeen team should be better than they are.

Interesting day tomorrow. It's not often that Celtic play before Rangers. If Celtic win and go 4 points clear the Rangers v Hearts will be interesting.
That rangers team struggle under pressure and hearts should have been up 2 before they lost 2 last time.

I think celtic could draw today though, but if they win then it'll really put pressure on rangers they've not had in 2 seasons.

Driver101

11,660 posts

98 months

Sunday 6th February
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Celtic were very good in the first.

The right decision to rest players in the second half. Abada and Hatate were very good again.

Driver101

11,660 posts

98 months

Sunday 6th February
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Celtic far too strong and should have been a lot more than 4.

It's uncomfortable watching Boyd arse licking. It doesn't make up for his comments he made during the week. He should be booted out of media duties.