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[FT] Rangers 1 (Helander 66') - 0 Celtic


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For those hurling racist abuse at indigenous Scots, questioning why they are in positions of authority - Scotland is their home.

 

Disgusted to once again see divisive race-obsessed ideology rear its ugly head. Solidarity with indigenous Scots.

 

I am sure Police Scot will hold those responsible to account.

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I'm sure that this latest defeat leaves Celtic without a domestic victory away from Parkhead since February and further believe is the worst start they've had to a season since the heady days of Tony Mowbry and Ange becomes the 1st Celtic manager since Mowbry to lose their 1st OF game. Sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong! 

 

Having once again spent heavily in the transfer market, they still can't defend set-pieces and are capable of slap-stick defending.

 

Whilst their apologists will have you believe they were hampered more by the absence of Taylor then we were by a Covid ravaged squad.

 

They had little to blame Clancy for yesterday but it's worth remembering that since 2007 we have been awarded 1 penalty against them at Ibrox, they've been awarded 6 (IIRC) in the same period (Masonic Refs eh......).

 

Kris Boyd and to his credit David Tanner have gone against the Ange-ball narrative and exposed the myth and dispelled the hype whipped up by the Twats (Tim's with a typewriter). 

 

I think the lessons we need to learn from the last week is not to believe the hype surrounding us (or them) and a good few Rangers fans owe the players and staff an apology. 

 

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1 hour ago, CammyF said:

think the lessons we need to learn from the last week is not to believe the hype surrounding us (or them) and a good few Rangers fans owe the players and staff an apology. 

Amen. 

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1 hour ago, craig said:

Valentine's Day was their last away victory domestically.

Their worst start points-wise since 1997/98

First Celtic manager since Mowbray to lose their first OF indeed.

 

But for an unfortunate goal away to Dundee Utd we would be 4 points clear of them, despite our own slow start to the season.  As it is, we are 3 clear.

 

What makes for really interesting reading for me is their recruitment policy.  Apparently they are close to signing both a winger and a striker.... in fairness, the boy Kyogo looks very tidy (despite Balogun ensuring he had a quiet day yesterday you can tell he is a good player) and Abada will be OK against the other SPFL dross.... but in signing another striker and another winger they are completely ignoring their actual failings.... which are in midfield and defence, particularly in defence.  I thought Juranovic did OK for them yesterday and maybe he will play RB instead of Ralston (Ralston is getting plaudits for being an SPFL hammer thrower - he did ok yesterday for them too, but isn't much of a footballer), but Starfelt is a horror show, Welsh will get exposed having to be the cool head beside him, and Joe Hart will undoubtedly cost them points this season.

 

They have, apparently, spent 20 million this season on transfers - when added to last season's spend and given how poorly those transfers have turned out, they must be close to being on their last legs in terms of sellable assets to balance the books.

 

You can only have so many strikers and wingers start... even John Hartson got it spot on yesterday when he said "will Angeball mean Celtic have to score 3 or 4 goals to ensure victories"..... those close games when they are 1-0 up with a few minutes left to play and opponents lump it into the box will be telling, they can't handle the aerial fight.

 

At half-time yesterday, sure they had most of the possession - but a) because Rangers were happy with them having possession in their own half and b) a lot of that possession wasn't dangerous at all.  They are easier on the eye than Lennon's Celtic last season... but they are 6 points worse off, after 4 games, I believe.  Hardly inspiring.

 

Our expectations are heady, we believe we should win the league.  With how we won it at a canter last season, they expected to not put up a fight this season... given their brand of play is better they have bought into the delusion early.  For us, we just need to keep focused on one game at a time, winning whether we play poorly or not.  We proved yesterday, again, that we have superior tacticians.

Joe Hart is for me the interesting signing they made. Going back to yesterday’s goal, Helander’s header was far from unsaveable.

It was however to his left hand side which, during his loan spell at Torino a few seasons ago, the Italians highlighted it was his weak side & he lost many goals at that side. Just wonder if he’ll get exploited up here the way he was in Italy

 

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5 minutes ago, RANGERRAB said:

Joe Hart is for me the interesting signing they made. Going back to yesterday’s goal, Helander’s header was far from unsaveable.

It was however to his left hand side which, during his loan spell at Torino a few seasons ago, the Italians highlighted it was his weak side & he lost many goals at that side. Just wonder if he’ll get exploited up here the way he was in Italy

 

Said the same when seen replay last night....i would have been disappointed if our goalkeeper failed to keep Helanders header out....big Joe true to form.

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26 minutes ago, onevision said:

Said the same when seen replay last night....i would have been disappointed if our goalkeeper failed to keep Helanders header out....big Joe true to form.

At the game I thought Helanders header was bulleted into the opposite corner. Only when watching it back last night did I realise how close it was to Hart and how horrific the defending was. Walsh ended up marking himself in middle of 6 years line and left them 3 v 4 at back post. Surprised how little flack he is receiving and how easily / quickly Arsefelt is being thrown under the bus! 

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