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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:05 pm

heppolo wrote:^Keeping Dembele seems almost impossible to me.
I think having a solid striker on the bench is an obligation, I don't think we can find someone good enough inside the SPL.
I think if we qualify for the Champions League group stage we will keep Dembele until January at least.
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Postby oasisbobo » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:40 pm

1-0 win tonight in Norway! Big result and sets up the play off nicely!
Qarabağ, Astana, Rijeka, Hapoel Be'er Sheva or Slavia Prague are the teams we could get. I'll happily take any team apart from Be'er Sheva
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Postby heppolo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:25 am

Astana is tough as well.
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:28 pm

heppolo wrote:Astana is tough as well.
Each team is potentially tough. But in a couple of weeks time we will be a bit fitter and match sharp and I would expect us to come through against any of those teams.
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Postby heppolo » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:05 pm

So it's Astana
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:29 pm

heppolo wrote:So it's Astana
Yep.
Tough one but another two weeks into the season and we should be able to get through. The home leg will be vital!
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Postby heppolo » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:07 pm

^Yes, away leg is played on the articial turf and it is painful for every Astana's opponent.
The team has some dangerous players like Twumasi and Kabananga
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:06 pm

heppolo wrote:^Yes, away leg is played on the articial turf and it is painful for every Astana's opponent.
The team has some dangerous players like Twumasi and Kabananga
I'm more confident about Astana than I was against Rosenborg.
At least if the worst comes to worst we are guaranteed the Europa League.
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:24 pm

A nice 4-1 win to start the league campaign off!
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:52 am

A nice 5-0 win over Kilmarnock the other night with lots of youngsters playing which is good to see!
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:43 pm

2 league wins now. 1-0 win against Partick Thistle.
Big game in Europe this week now...
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Postby heppolo » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:29 pm

oasisbobo wrote:2 league wins now. 1-0 win against Partick Thistle.
Big game in Europe this week now...
And so the invincible league streak continues.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:50 pm

WOW.
What a game.
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:58 am

heppolo wrote:WOW.
What a game.
What a win!
Very rare feeling as a Celtic fan going into the 2nd leg of a qualifier knowing we are all but through!
The exciting thing is we can get better. That was a great performance but we can get better!
I was impressed with how we never took our foot off the gas!
A game that will go down as a historic result for Celtic! 8-)
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Postby heppolo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:08 am

^Still need to concentrate for a second leg, 5 goals is too much of a gap to bridge, but the weather and pitch conditions in Kazakhstan are tough for a European team.
So we shouldn't say take it easy, Celtic should just get the job done.
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Postby oasisbobo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:52 am

heppolo wrote:^Still need to concentrate for a second leg, 5 goals is too much of a gap to bridge, but the weather and pitch conditions in Kazakhstan are tough for a European team.
So we shouldn't say take it easy, Celtic should just get the job done.
Yeah I expect another win over there although it'll be tough. A win will set us up nicely.
5 European games so far this season and 5 clean sheets.
Hopefully he gives one or two young players and some fringe players a run out.
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:06 pm

Another good win yesterday.
With a rotated squad!
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Postby oasisbobo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:55 pm

A nervy game tonight but ultimately we are through to the group stage again 8-)
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Postby heppolo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Action-packed.
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Postby oasisbobo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:00 pm

A great game for the neutral.
I'm pleased to get through and look forward to the draw on Thursday 8-)
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Postby heppolo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:19 pm

too bad Celtic is once again in the fourth tier in the draw so a tough group looms
I hope we'll get the candy of Spartak Moscow :D
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Postby oasisbobo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:36 pm

Still a chance of the 3rd pot but I can't see it.
That would be a dream.
As long as we don't get Barcelona :lol:
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Postby heppolo » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:04 pm

It's not a total ''game over'' sort of draw, but it is going to be incredibly tough. We have to be top notch at home in all 3 matches and hope to get something against Anderlecht on their ground at least. But that's Champions League and we have to prove we are worthy of our spot.
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:30 am

heppolo wrote:It's not a total ''game over'' sort of draw, but it is going to be incredibly tough. We have to be top notch at home in all 3 matches and hope to get something against Anderlecht on their ground at least. But that's Champions League and we have to prove we are worthy of our spot.
I'm very pleased with the draw.
Two big teams which will be tough over 4 games but at home you never know.
Anderlecht are the games we need to win or at least take 4 points in hope for 3rd place.
Last season we knew we had no chance at 3rd place. This season we have a real chance of 3rd place!
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Postby heppolo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:21 am

Despite PSG being strong, you just can't defend like that, too many mistakes by Celtic players.
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