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    Less competition in so far as trips to Hearts for Celtic were seldom easy and even when they were, they were still interesting. I shall also miss the Edinburgh derbies on TV although perhaps they might still be shown despite being in the lower tier. In fact that division might be more interesting with the 3 fighting it out for promotion (I assume).
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Seeing as Rangers were still shown live fairly regularly I'd say there'll be no fear of the Edinburgh derbies not being televised. In fact, there might even be more significance to the games now as they'll potentially represent more than just local pride.

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    I switched on the telly just as everyone was shaking hands at FT in Dundee v Celtic. Paul Hartley looks like he's been seeing Steve Bruce's dietician. I'd be surprised if either makes it to 60 at this rate.

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    Is it conceivable that Celtic might not win the SPL this season? I saw them on TV against Zagreb in the Europa League and despite winning, they were very poor and last weekend they lost at home to Hamilton. They seem to have gone back hugely since even last season and some of their purchases look really poor.
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    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    I'd say Chelsea or City have the EPL title wrapped up. Would be shocked to see Celtic break up that duopoly.

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    Er,

    And currently Celtic are somewhat erratic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArdeeBhoy View Post
    Er,

    And currently Celtic are somewhat erratic...
    I had a typo which he picked up on (EPL instead of SPL).

    I haven't seen a Celtic team as poor as this in many a year but who knows, they may all gel before too long but what is the feeling among Celtic supporters?
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Very divided about Ronny, just another episode on the rollercoaster.

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    Surely he's the worst coach Celtic have had in yonks? Arguably the weakest SPL ever and he's struggling.

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    Mowbray, Brady, Barnes, even Macari to name but 4.
    Deila actually has a better win ratio than Lennon in the equivalent no. of games but bar 1-2 matches, the performances have been completely unconvincing, plus crowds and the playing staff are both currently dwindling.

    Ultimately Desmond holds the purse strings. It's up to him.

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    How's Delia's win ratio calculated? From what I can see, Celtic have less points in the league at this stage than they ever did under Lennon, plus they've lost three times in Europe?

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    Not acc.to the Celtic MB's & Fbk pages...they do know!
    Celtic failed to qualify for either the CL or EL in Lennon's first season too which wasn't best start but did 'come good' of sorts eventually.

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    Well I suppose it depends if you count the walkover in Europe as a win, but three losses and a draw in Europe plus 14 points from 8 games in the worst SPL in decades must be a new low. From what I've seen, no other manager in the past decade has ever dipped below 18 or 19 points at that point.

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    The general state of the SPL is a major factor against Deila, regardless of the stats as it's definitely got poorer because 3 'big' teams were justifiably relegated.

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    So it'll be Celtic v Rangers in League Cup semi final at the end of January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    Well I suppose it depends if you count the walkover in Europe as a win, but three losses and a draw in Europe plus 14 points from 8 games in the worst SPL in decades must be a new low. From what I've seen, no other manager in the past decade has ever dipped below 18 or 19 points at that point.
    Of course Motherwell did meet mighty opponents in the EL qualifiers, curtailing their progress.
    Celtic have dropped down a bit after losing much of Lennon's team, Hooper, Wanyama, Wilson, Ledley, Samaras and finally Lennon himself, and then replacing them with scraps (van Dyke excepting). But there's a school of weighty thought which says that other teams in the spl have grown in quality since the demise of Rangers. Having had a peep at a few games this season, I would tend to agree based on what I observed. The demise of Rangers has had a beneficial effect on the overall standard of the spl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    So it'll be Celtic v Rangers in League Cup semi final at the end of January.
    Actually it's 'The Celtic' F.C. (1888) v. 'The Rangers' F.C.(2012)
    The latter changed their name.

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    Here, will you go back to Hugh Dallas and the penny throwing then while you're scraping up old news.
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