Celtic 2-6 West Ham Utd (24/07/21)

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Ludeksgloves » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:30 pm

Just read the Celtic forum. They played a full-strength team :shock:

Pre-season or not, that is a bloody impressive result.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Burnley Hammer » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:30 pm

likemydreams wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:23 pm
I thought that about Fabianski
I've thought that about Fabianski for a while... doesn't look quite as agile as he once was.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by jastons » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:36 pm

WCpete wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:19 pm
I had a brief hike through some Celtic forums to see what they're saying, and one thing that popped up several times was that Ajeti is regarded a lot more highly than Edouard. That's a little worrying given how frequenty we're linked with him.
Ajeti has hardly kicked a ball for them. I suspect it's a classic case of the less he plays the better he gets.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Aztec Hammer » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:36 pm

WCpete wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:17 pm
I didn't see the game. I read they started with a full strength squad. Were they experimenting with a new system or something? It's just a pre season friendly and it's a different Celtic and all that, but letting in 6 sounds like they were mucking around with something maybe the players weren't familiar with. If not, then :shock: .
Nah, we just ripped them apart, especially on the counter. Their first goal was a gift from a Lanzini mistake and their second from rubbish keeping by Randolph.

This was a good example of why people say Celtic and Rangers would struggle to stay in the Premier League. To be fair though, this is a particularly ***** Celtic side.

But also we are very good in attack.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Puff Daddy » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:36 pm

Burnley Hammer wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:30 pm
I've thought that about Fabianski for a while... doesn't look quite as agile as he once was.
Very few, if any, 36 yr old goalies are. Dino Zoff and Gianluigi Button are the only ones I can of, who were

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by WCpete » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:58 pm

Aztec Hammer wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:36 pm
Nah, we just ripped them apart, especially on the counter. Their first goal was a gift from a Lanzini mistake and their second from rubbish keeping by Randolph.

This was a good example of why people say Celtic and Rangers would struggle to stay in the Premier League. To be fair though, this is a particularly ***** Celtic side.

But also we are very good in attack.
Friendly or not, no way letting 6 in doesn't sting.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:06 pm

jastons wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:36 pm
Ajeti has hardly kicked a ball for them. I suspect it's a classic case of the less he plays the better he gets.
Tbf, Ajeti always looked like a finisher.

I'd still expect him to be a success in Scottish football starting for an Old Firm side.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Shabu » Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:31 pm

I was all ready for the Celtic manager, Angelos Postecoglou, to start speaking with a heavy Stavros accent then he pops up sounding like an extra from Home & Away :lol:

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Post by Puff Daddy » Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:39 pm

Ludeksgloves wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:30 pm
Just read the Celtic forum. They played a full-strength team :shock:

Pre-season or not, that is a bloody impressive result.
... and IMO, makes us so much better prepared for the season ahead than Alpine training camps and matches against Austrian farmers and local, yokel yodelling elevens. I never did understand that. No wonder it took us about a month after the new season began before we got into our stride

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Post by Daniel1895 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:03 pm

Great win against a pub league team.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by WCpete » Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:34 pm

For a new manager Ange already sounds like he's been through the wringer.


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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Kludgehammer » Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:40 pm

Just watched the goals - we were decent, but their defence, and particularly the goalkeeper, were unbelievably awful - every bit the stereotype of Scottish football being a joke (even allowing for it being a pre-season friendly)

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:15 pm

Again, they were "Norwich".

They had a bit about them with the ball and passed and attacked quite nicely at times, but dear lord, their defence..........slow, powder puff - they'd ship 80-100 goals in the PL.

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Post by mattyD » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:23 pm

WCpete wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:19 pm
I had a brief hike through some Celtic forums to see what they're saying, and one thing that popped up several times was that Ajeti is regarded a lot more highly than Edouard. That's a little worrying given how frequenty we're linked with him.
I thought Édouard was pretty good for half an hour and was wondering if Moyes was interested at all. Then Chris Sutton said he's got a terrible record for headed goals. So forget that one.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by DublinDave » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:23 pm

:phew:
Kludgehammer wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:40 pm
Just watched the goals - we were decent, but their defence, and particularly the goalkeeper, were unbelievably awful - every bit the stereotype of Scottish football being a joke (even allowing for it being a pre-season friendly)
Celtic have a CL Qualifying second leg against Mogzgxlgxlgxlg on Wednesday... (can't spell it obviously)
After that performance I'm surprised they drew the first leg 1-1...
This Europa league is gonna be a doddle... :winker:

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:31 pm

mattyD wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:23 pm
I thought Édouard was pretty good for half an hour and was wondering if Moyes was interested at all. Then Chris Sutton said he's got a terrible record for headed goals. So forget that one.
He'd probably be a half decent punt at about £10m-£15m max.

Judging by the state of Celtic today. I'd imagine we could lend/sell them 3 or 4 who'd massively improve them without weakening us.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by vietnammer » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:32 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:36 pm
Very few, if any, 36 yr old goalies are. Dino Zoff and Gianluigi Button are the only ones I can of, who were
Shilts?

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Post by psychoscoredthelot » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:37 pm

Celtic were pony

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Aztec Hammer » Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:05 pm

Not a single player I’d want from that shower of Preston and Stoke level merchants.

Thought Edouard looked pony for the most part. £10-15m on him would feel like £10-15m wasted for me. I don’t want these ****ers to get away with not spending money, but I equally don’t want half measures. Either sign a proper high-end striker or don’t sign one at all.

I’ve got a feeling we’ll end up with Ings late on in the window for a relatively cutdown price, preying on Southampton’s reluctance to lose him for nothing. That feels like something out of the GSB playbook.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Ironing Board » Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:18 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:36 pm
Very few, if any, 36 yr old goalies are. Dino Zoff and Gianluigi Button are the only ones I can of, who were
Yashin?

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