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

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by DublinDave » Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:53 pm

We do look very fit for this stage of pre season, agree with all the above re the defence tho... Fredericks, Diop & Randolph particularly poor today... We are electric on the break though & some of Coventry's through balls immediately after breaking up play were sublime...

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Turns to Stone » Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:56 pm

Defensively poor, but let’s not forget we have two of the best defensive midfielders in the league to come back into this team

If owners don’t support Moyes in the transfer market, given what he is building it will be criminal.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Ironing Board » Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:58 pm

Kermit wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:49 pm
Perhaps I'm missing something but when you mentioned "a genuine quality" player you then wnt on to mention Tarkowski and Phillips.

God help us if you have an input into recruitment policy. : :lol: :lol: :lol:
Tarkowski is an excellent defender.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by wigwig » Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:59 pm

Does anyone else think Benrahma has beefed up a bit?

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by DublinDave » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:01 pm

wigwig wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:59 pm
Does anyone else think Benrahma has beefed up a bit?
Beef-Rahma...? Pretty sure I ate that on a trip to Malaysia a few years ago...

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by kenthammer1984 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:05 pm

2 goals for Antonio. Some lovely touches.

Chances of him breaking down before the season starts?

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Aztec Hammer » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:07 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:58 pm
Tarkowski is an excellent defender.
And Nat Phillips, though I wasn’t suggesting I wanted him like the poster implied, was exceptional against us and is also well regarded by Liverpool fans and only 4th choice because he is behind Van Dijk, Konate and Matip.

I wonder how much he has actually seen Caleta-Car and Milenkovic play, because they would be coming with questions (and not universal rave reviews) from those who watch their clubs and league every week.

Blokes probably too busy firing out condescending emojis to know that.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Korea Hammer » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:10 pm

Thanks for the highlights, sendo and p:m :newthumb:

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:21 pm

I'm sat here wondering whether Mike's new man-bun is some kind of coded 'come and get me' plea, to Bielsa.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by RockyMtnHammer » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:33 pm

Think there is a decent chance Alves displaces Diop in the pecking order this season. He looks to have something to him.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by -DL- » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:36 pm

How does it usually work?

Naff to unspectacular preseason = a decent season.

A brilliant pre-season = a crap season.

We were smashing teams left, right, and centre in Avrams pre-season, and the season didn't work out too well. We had a naff pre-season in 1985/86 and we all know what happened there...

This pre-season form is ****ting the life out of me right now.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Aztec Hammer » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:40 pm

-DL- wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:36 pm
How does it usually work?

Naff to unspectacular preseason = a decent season.

A brilliant pre-season = a crap season.

We were smashing teams left, right, and centre in Avrams pre-season, and the season didn't work out too well. We had a naff pre-season in 1985/86 and we all know what happened there...

This pre-season form is ****ting the life out of me right now.
Nah there’s no correlation to worry about really. These players are worlds apart from that Avram team. It’s going to come down to whether we can make the three or four quality signings to augment the weaker areas of our squad.

As always, like a few key moments we’ve had before, GSB will determine whether we push on and do something special or fall apart at the seams.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Albie Beck » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:51 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:58 pm
Tarkowski is an excellent defender.
Many of us beg to differ.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by IlGallo » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:01 pm

Phillips does the basics well, but he moves at the speed of a snail and is **** on the ball. He could've fit in at a top club a decade or more ago when there was less expected of a centre half but the game's developed.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Billy Bonds boots » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:11 pm

Great result today, yet it’s a friendly and others have said we still need another striker and some more transfers to cover other positions, I wouid not let Bowen go at any price that kids got a lot more to come I’m sure, we can’t rely on Antonio as the premier league can be a gruelling time and with the added games in the europa we need good reinforcements to push this team on and that means serious dough for which I’m not sure our board will back. Well done again to the lads :newthumb:

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by carnage » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:12 pm

I’ve not seen us looking so good attacking wise in pre season before. We are banging the goals in consistently and I’m not worried about the defensive aspect as we have Rice, Soucek and Coufal to come back in.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by the pink palermo » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:16 pm

Word of warning, Celtic were shocking defensively


And yes, Benny looks heavier.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by WCpete » 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: .

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by WCpete » 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.

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Re: ⚽ Celtic vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by likemydreams » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:23 pm

wigwig wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:59 pm
Does anyone else think Benrahma has beefed up a bit?
I thought that about Fabianski

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