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Patrick Roberts

During the summer, there were a lot of Celtic fans chomping at the bit to see Patrick Roberts being signed again

I don’t know what the loan fee paid actually was in the end, but a figure as high as £6m was being banded about at the time

I couldn’t quite understand why on earth Celtic fans were so enthusiastic about their club signing a guy who was basically a slightly better James Forrest, but was shot down in flames by many for saying the ‘Tic could spend their money better by strengthening elsewhere

I’m intrigued to know now if the same Celtic fans that were praying for Roberts to re-sign, are still happy with the money paid for a guy that’s been 2nd fiddle to James Forrest for much of the season now, and is now out for about 3 months with injury

We were told he would be the difference in Europe and all sorts

There’s also Celtic fans still angry that a CB wasn’t signed....interested to know if they would have preferred a CB to come in than somewhat wasting the money spent on Roberts

posted 3 days, 20 hours ago

Do you seriously think it was a choice of a winger or a centre back?

If the answer is yes then you really are a pash wum

If the answer is no then you really are a pash wum

posted 3 days, 20 hours ago

Good job I am not at the WUM then isnt it

posted 3 days, 20 hours ago

Ffs Stevie-it’s been answered.

You want us to say with hindsight it would have been better.

But would we still have been beaten by Bayern and PSG?!? More than likely.

And if we had bought a new CH and he had been injured, folk would have said we’d have been better getting Roberts in!

It’s a moot point.

comment by NNH7 (U10730)

posted 3 days, 20 hours ago

FFS Stevie how many times do you need one question answered.

posted 3 days, 20 hours ago

Moot thread.

comment by timmy (U14278)

posted 3 days, 19 hours ago

comment by Stevie - time for real change (U11028)
posted 21 minutes ago
It really is staggering how defensive you lot get at times.

Was the point made that Roberts was a flop...no
Was the point made that Roberts is mince....no

The point was made that a fee plus wages have been paid to bring him back to the club this season, with the main focus on using him to bolster the quality of the team in Europe, given domestically it was pretty much all sewn up anyway.

The point was also made that some Celtic fans are still crying out for a CB to be signed, they are somewhat angry that all home games in the CL group were lost, and a few horsings were dished out in the process.

Ergo, the question was, would you have been better spending that £2.75m plus wages on a CB rather than Roberts?

Its a genuine question , do any of you think that?
Roberts played in the 5-0 drubbing by PSG
Roberts played in the 3-0 defeat at Bayern

What difference did he make?

In both those games, you were forced to use Lustig as a makeshift CB
Would you have fared better if another CB had been brought in to bolster that defence, rather than Roberts?

I seem to remember that the last time you got a result against one of Europe's top sides, what actually happened was you defended for your lives and scored from a set piece and on the break, and it was a young lad who has now disappeared almost into obscurity now that scored the winning goal.

It was therefore the strength of your defence and the ability to keep the opposition out that was the major factor in the game being won, it certainly wasn't some fancy dan winger that skinned some of the best defenders in Europe the odd time that made the difference for you was it?
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Forrest has only stepped his game up because he is no longer guaranteed a start.

posted 3 days, 19 hours ago

comment by Stevie - time for real change (U11028)
posted 33 minutes ago
It really is staggering how defensive you lot get at times.

Was the point made that Roberts was a flop...no
Was the point made that Roberts is mince....no

The point was made that a fee plus wages have been paid to bring him back to the club this season, with the main focus on using him to bolster the quality of the team in Europe, given domestically it was pretty much all sewn up anyway.

The point was also made that some Celtic fans are still crying out for a CB to be signed, they are somewhat angry that all home games in the CL group were lost, and a few horsings were dished out in the process.

Ergo, the question was, would you have been better spending that £2.75m plus wages on a CB rather than Roberts?

Its a genuine question , do any of you think that?
Roberts played in the 5-0 drubbing by PSG
Roberts played in the 3-0 defeat at Bayern

What difference did he make?

In both those games, you were forced to use Lustig as a makeshift CB
Would you have fared better if another CB had been brought in to bolster that defence, rather than Roberts?

I seem to remember that the last time you got a result against one of Europe's top sides, what actually happened was you defended for your lives and scored from a set piece and on the break, and it was a young lad who has now disappeared almost into obscurity now that scored the winning goal.

It was therefore the strength of your defence and the ability to keep the opposition out that was the major factor in the game being won, it certainly wasn't some fancy dan winger that skinned some of the best defenders in Europe the odd time that made the difference for you was it?
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I’ll be sure to pass on your ideas to Brendan and his scouting teams 👍

posted 3 days, 15 hours ago

To be honest, the question hasnt really been answered but hey ho

comment by timmy (U14278)

posted 3 days, 15 hours ago

Whats your question?

posted 3 days, 15 hours ago

comment by timmy (U14278)
posted 2 minutes ago
Whats your question?
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