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Title: Celtic.
Post by: Verm on February 02, 2010, 02:00:38 AM
Sold their captain and the 3rd highest scorer in SPL history during this transfer window and haven't REALLY replaced them. Going a bit downhill for Mowbray (sp?).
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Post by: GLewis on February 02, 2010, 02:04:44 AM
I saw most if the game at Hamilton at the weekend.

Dire doesn't really do it justice.
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Post by: Risky on February 02, 2010, 02:06:58 AM
Got Robbie Keane in though didn't they?
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Post by: Gash on February 02, 2010, 02:10:11 AM
I think it's pretty obvious that Mowbray and Celtic have written off this season. He's having a clearout of Strachan players, and then will try to bring his own brand of football to the team, and his own players.

Fair play to him, it's a big risk with fans like them, but I'm sure they'll buy into. Take a step back to make two forward.

Next summer Rangers won't have zip to spend, Mendes has gone, and Weir can't go much longer, Celtic will have money to spend, and will strenghten in the summer.

They can't ask much more from Rasmussen either. Came on in the 64th minuted and scored in the 67th. Nice debut. If they can somehow get the money or agree some kind of long term deal for Keane, they could have a decent year next season.
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Post by: Derek on February 02, 2010, 03:26:30 AM
Yeah, it'll take a while to get going. The Celtic fans can be difficult to live with, but I'm sure Mowbray can get through it.

They'll finish second, regardless.
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Post by: Verm on February 02, 2010, 06:07:57 AM
Got Robbie Keane in though didn't they?

Yes, on loan till the end of the season, but when he goes what's left? Samaras for christ sake!

Well it'll be an interesting summer trying to replace McDonald in the long term.
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Post by: fast lane on February 02, 2010, 02:12:16 PM
They did get Edson Braafheid on loan from Bayern Munich.
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Post by: DanDan on February 02, 2010, 03:17:59 PM
They did get Edson Braafheid on loan from Bayern Munich.

Who is he FL as i've never heard of him
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Post by: fast lane on February 02, 2010, 08:04:52 PM
Who is he FL as i've never heard of him

A Dutch left-back who played for Steve McClaren's FC Twente last year, and was on the verge of the Dutch national team.
This didn't escape Louis van Gaal, and bought him for Bayern Munich for a snippet.
Apparantly he hasn't done well there, but I haven't seen him play, so I can't judge.
Seems like a good move for Celtic though.
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Post by: Gareth on February 03, 2010, 01:09:20 AM
They did get Edson Braafheid on loan from Bayern Munich.

I would have liked him here as cover for Baines.
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Post by: Gash on February 03, 2010, 03:25:56 AM
Just lost to Kilmarnock 1-0. Oh dear.

First time in nearly nine years since Killie beat Celtic.
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Post by: .Rimbo. on February 03, 2010, 02:02:06 PM
Just lost to Kilmarnock 1-0. Oh dear.

First time in nearly nineteen years since Killie beat Celtic.

Saw the second half in a pub in town and Celtic definitely should have equalised though, they just didn't take their chances.

I think Keane will do very well up there judging by last night.
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Post by: Derek on February 03, 2010, 03:50:54 PM
He'll be fine, but the league has really slipped in quality the past few seasons.
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Post by: aylesbury blue on February 03, 2010, 05:47:29 PM
WHo is the 3rd highest scorer in SPL history??
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Post by: Derek on February 03, 2010, 06:11:13 PM
Scotty McDonald who they sold to Middlesbrough.
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Post by: RICH on February 03, 2010, 10:08:43 PM
not looking good for either old firm teams tbh might see another team win the league next season
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Post by: Paul. on February 03, 2010, 11:45:19 PM
Not a hope in hell of another team winning the league in Scotland Rich. Despite how bad the Old Firm are just now, they are still streets ahead of the rest.
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Post by: bloody scally on February 04, 2010, 12:08:38 AM
Not a hope in hell of another team winning the league in Scotland Rich. Despite how bad the Old Firm are just now, they are still head and shoulders above of the rest.

Its such a shame this way isn't it. The likes of Hibs and Motherwell that continue to improve and genuinly look good (compared to some of the misreble gash they've played down the years) and still aren't anywhere near the top challenging and most likely will never be. I think it will take a cap on wages and or transfer budgets for teams to eventually gave the level playing field to challenge.
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Post by: Paul. on February 04, 2010, 01:45:51 AM
That's just stupidity in it's finest art there Marty.
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Post by: Gash on February 04, 2010, 02:33:44 AM
Its such a shame this way isn't it. The likes of Hibs and Motherwell that continue to improve and genuinly look good (compared to some of the misreble gash they've played down the years) and still aren't anywhere near the top challenging and most likely will never be. I think it will take a cap on wages and or transfer budgets for teams to eventually gave the level playing field to challenge.

I thought you were a Hibee? Hibs are 2 points behind Celtic with a game in hand. They won't close 12 points to Rangers, but they have a genuine chance of second at the moment.

I've no doubt Celtic will pull away from them, but Hibs could run them close if they aren't careful.
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Post by: Paul. on February 04, 2010, 02:48:14 AM
It's not really horrible at all. It's just that you are used to watching world class players week in week out performing at Goodison be it for Everton or a visiting team.
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Post by: evertonjoe on February 04, 2010, 02:49:44 AM
It's not really horrible at all. It's just that you are used to watching world class players week in week out performing at Goodison be it for Everton or a visiting team.

Aye most weekends I thank the lord for the priviledge of witnessing Tony Hibbert's awesome footballing ability
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Post by: bloody scally on February 04, 2010, 03:05:24 AM
i would love tony hibbert to be at hibs. Ye i am a hibee, but the community and likes of pubs i drink in and around the stadium have the old hardfaced locals that have put up with so much shit it makes evertons 90s look like lyons dominant league years, these lot won't believe or get excited unless they are just teens, and over the years more so go there out of pittance rather than love for the team. I personally live in that piece of hope they can finish 2nd next year but the team will get split up in the summer. Im just glad my dad gave me the passport to everton because focusing on hibs would turn me depresive.
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Post by: Derek on February 04, 2010, 04:01:13 AM
I'm from Hibee country, always had a soft spot for them. Real team, great history and crackin' fans.

Even have a Citizen of Leith t-shirt!
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Post by: Gash on February 04, 2010, 04:02:16 AM
I'm from Hibee country, always had a soft spot for them. Real team, great history and crackin' fans.

Even have a Citizen of Leith t-shirt!

Is Leith Walk not Edinburgh's red light district?
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Post by: Derek on February 04, 2010, 04:06:31 AM
Nah. They're making it into some high class boulevard now. It's slowly working it's way down the street from close to the city centre to real proper Leith. Leith generally is gentrifying at an amazing pace.

It's almost unrecognisable from 10 years ago.
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Post by: Gash on February 04, 2010, 04:10:29 AM
Last time I was in that area was to go to The Ocean Terminal to wander round the Royal Yacht Britannia a couple of years ago. It's certainly tidied up a lot recently.
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Post by: bloody scally on February 04, 2010, 04:15:23 AM
I live just by from leith walk, no the disrtict is at the bottom of easter road (where i am now), the women there are that desperate for buisness if you drive through the are they run alongside the car and try get in if your going anything under 20mph, funny though because as soon as you travel further along port of leith is lovely. Drive past ocean terminal every day on way to college. Where bouts you from round Edinburgh Derek?
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Post by: Gash on February 04, 2010, 04:17:12 AM
Though you lived in the Shetland's Bludy?
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Post by: Derek on February 04, 2010, 01:54:24 PM
I live just by from leith walk, no the disrtict is at the bottom of easter road (where i am now), the women there are that desperate for buisness if you drive through the are they run alongside the car and try get in if your going anything under 20mph, funny though because as soon as you travel further along port of leith is lovely. Drive past ocean terminal every day on way to college. Where bouts you from round Edinburgh Derek?

Leith. My folks lived just near to Ocean Terminal is now, heading out towards the 4th Road Bridge. They moved South to Dumfries a while back and I moved to Glasgow a bit after that for University. I moved back to Edinburgh afterwards and was living on leith Walk and on Henderson Street (the wee tiny street the number 22 passes through) until 2008 when I decided to move abroad.

Managed to get back last November. Pretty much the only city in the UK I could imagine moving back to.
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Post by: bloody scally on February 05, 2010, 01:54:02 AM
Leith. My folks lived just near to Ocean Terminal is now, heading out towards the 4th Road Bridge. They moved South to Dumfries a while back and I moved to Glasgow a bit after that for University. I moved back to Edinburgh afterwards and was living on leith Walk and on Henderson Street (the wee tiny street the number 22 passes through) until 2008 when I decided to move abroad.

Managed to get back last November. Pretty much the only city in the UK I could imagine moving back to.

I know where you are, quite nice roundandabouts. Where are you now like?

Though you lived in the Shetland's Bludy?

Ye I moved down here for Uni, its great as I've swapped a nice place for another, just a big shock when you swap how bust a small street can be to an empty shetland high street in the summer. Where abouts are you from gash?
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Post by: Derek on February 05, 2010, 02:30:41 AM
I live in the Czech Republic. Pilsen to be exact. The town that gave them name to Pils beer. If any of you were over in Olomouc, you'll have tried Pilsner Urquell. The world's finest beer.
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Post by: Gash on February 05, 2010, 04:12:20 AM

 Where abouts are you from gash?

Kirkcudbright. The exact opposite of the country to the Shetland Isles. South West to North East, I'm probably closer to London than the Shetlands!