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#1 Lord Bastion

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

They were very hit and miss at the start of the year...... a nitemare in predictor, but seem a decent side now with one cup in the trophy room and in a semi final soon.......

can they build on a good squad and challenge Celtic over the next few years?

Can they attract good quality players easily now with Rangers out of the picture for a while? As Celtic cant buy all the talent!

Will Celtic struggle to attract great players due to lack of competition?
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Posted 28 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

In a word - no.

 

Although it is good to see the current good form of Aberdeen and Dundee United.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 04:50 PM

Never going to happen. Sadly the system seems to be built to not allow for any serious competition at the moment.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:58 PM

Never going to happen. Sadly the system seems to be built to not allow for any serious competition at the moment.

Which aspects of the system do you blame?

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:13 PM

In a word - no.

 

Although it is good to see the current good form of Aberdeen and Dundee United.

Agreed, it will only happen if Celtic self combust like Rangers (which is unlikely to happen as the board are too stingy for that) or is the OF (or Celtic) bugger off to England, which TBH is very unlikely also......................but we can dream :-D :-D



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

Which aspects of the system do you blame?

 

The Champions League for starters. Celtic are guaranteed its money for the foreseeable future. No way can anyone challenge them while they are the only team in the league to get access to that sort of cash. It's a viscous circle.

 

The only way anyone will ever mount a challenge is if there is a different distribution of money. But that's never going to happen.

 

It's sad, but it's true.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

The Champions League for starters. Celtic are guaranteed its money for the foreseeable future. No way can anyone challenge them while they are the only team in the league to get access to that sort of cash. It's a viscous circle.

 

The only way anyone will ever mount a challenge is if there is a different distribution of money. But that's never going to happen.

 

It's sad, but it's true.

 

What money do you want distibuted differently? Most of Celtics revenue when not adding European money will come from fans with very little coming from the League, certainly not enough to build a team that could challenge.

 

As for LB's question, no chance.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:07 PM

Would be great if there was some hope within a sensible question. I am afraid Rangers will win the league again before the Sheep.
Pretty shit league we have for the neautrals, but as a Tim . . .

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:34 PM

What money do you want distibuted differently? Most of Celtics revenue when not adding European money will come from fans with very little coming from the League, certainly not enough to build a team that could challenge.

 

As for LB's question, no chance.

 

Money within the whole sport. The 'Champions' League is basically a joke these days. You can almost pick which teams will be in it before it even begins. It was created to make the rich clubs even richer, and if you don't support them, then tough, you can just sit there and watch as the gulf between the teams gets bigger. 



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:43 PM

Some oil company should invest ;)
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:04 AM

Some oil company should invest ;)


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:18 AM

Nope,like other lesser Scottish clubs,they will sell their best players when bigger clubs come sniffing


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:20 AM

Can Aberdeen win the league in the next 5 years?

 

Doubtful.


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:48 AM

It's funny now how suddenly all the talk is about Aberdeen. Whether they can push on, mount a challenge to Celtic, invest in players etc.

Yet for me it is Motherwell who have been the "best of the rest" team in Scotland behind the big boys of Glasgow in recent years.

And again they sit just a point behind Aberdeen in 3rd place. The year before they finished 2nd in the league and the year before that 3rd to Celtic & Rangers.

But Motherwell seem to get very little credit for the cracking job McColl does.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:42 AM

But the EPL NEEDS A STRING MAN UTD !!

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:42 AM

Strong even !!

#17 Lord Bastion

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:47 AM

It's funny now how suddenly all the talk is about Aberdeen. Whether they can push on, mount a challenge to Celtic, invest in players etc.
Yet for me it is Motherwell who have been the "best of the rest" team in Scotland behind the big boys of Glasgow in recent years.
And again they sit just a point behind Aberdeen in 3rd place. The year before they finished 2nd in the league and the year before that 3rd to Celtic & Rangers.
But Motherwell seem to get very little credit for the cracking job McColl does.


I probably should have said, can anyone else win the league in the next five years.....?

Anyway...... what a depressing read,
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Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:52 AM

It's funny now how suddenly all the talk is about Aberdeen. Whether they can push on, mount a challenge to Celtic, invest in players etc.

Yet for me it is Motherwell who have been the "best of the rest" team in Scotland behind the big boys of Glasgow in recent years.

And again they sit just a point behind Aberdeen in 3rd place. The year before they finished 2nd in the league and the year before that 3rd to Celtic & Rangers.

But Motherwell seem to get very little credit for the cracking job McColl does.

It's a great point, and probably why Aberdeen have nicked Wells previous two managers, they have done amazing with relatively small resources, certainly less resources than Hibs and aberdeen among others, and aberdeen have only improved this season after being shite for years and Hibs......................well they are still shite after all these years :roll: :roll:



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:06 AM

I probably should have said, can anyone else win the league in the next five years.....?

Anyway...... what a depressing read,


It is depressing and has been for years sadly. The lack of money in our game out with the old firm makes things difficult.

I am optimistic that things could change. I think as years go on Celtic will struggle to attract players like they used to.

My hope with Aberdeen is that we can continue to develop our youth talent and blend that with experience and proven Premiership players. One aim might be to try and sign the best of the rest.

McInnes, as a manager inspires confidence around the club. Ok maybe we are getting a bit carried away after a cup win but we dare to dream. As a result of him signing a long term contract it gives us a platform to build on. A chance to create a new period of success in our history. We also have key players signed up on long term contracts which is positive. This should help sell the club to prospective signings.
Our chairman is reinvigorated which could be key and there are plans in place to deal with our debt.

In the summer we could do with signing a couple of full backs, another winger and a back up striker for Rooney.

Ideally we can finish second in the league and win Scottish Cup too. This will enhance confidence the players have gained this season.

We then need to try and qualify for Europa League group stages though that will be difficult with amount of qualifying rounds in place.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

The game in Scotland needs investment but it also needs Clubs to use the money wisely, if we got a big tv deal tomorrow then more than a few would throw it at average players who will be on inflated wages and i include Rangers and Celtic amongst these Clubs.

 

What is needed a more modern approach to coaching not just at pro level but youth as well, the Spanish, French, German or even English kids are not born better they are coached better. People will point to Wotte and what he's doing at the SFA and say we have started but it's not enough, we need every Club to realise that the only way without a big tv deal or sponsors for our Clubs to improve is by producing not just decent players as we are and have been doing for decades but produce players that big European Clubs will see as potential signings that will improve the value and in turn give Clubs a chance of investing further.

 

It would take years to see the benefit but it would be worth it imo.






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