CELTIC won 4-2 in the end up, but unforgiving Celtic fans think the club should be more comfortable going into next weeks second leg, had it not been for some sketchy defending.

After the Midtjylland sending off, so many supporters believed Nir Bitton should have been kept out of the side. He immediately came back in against Hearts and then again in the Czech Republic on Thursday and he was far from impressive.

Some fans believe Ange might have a soft sport for the player already, others believe if the manager continues to play the Israeli then the Australian can’t be immune to criticism if we drop more points while Nir is on the park.

It’s not ideal but season after season we see Celtic rely on a midfielder turned defender to try and get them to the group stage of a European competition. It’s not all Nir’s fault but he doesn’t seem equipped to deal with big games – even against smaller sets of opposition.

These fans had their say.

Celtic outscored their opponents but we have to find a remedy to our back line woes. We can’t score four goals ever game.


  1. Bitton played a great ball thru to the wee Japanese bhoy for a great goal . Ralston is not even at amateur level for me he is totally honking. Why he keeps getting picked I will never know . We are in desperate need of both right and left backs Taylor is a squad player nothing more . A centre back also . But thought offensively we were very good.

  2. Bitton should be a reserve player. We will never build a progressive forward-thinking team, with Bitton playing CH.
    Today’s team,
    Hart…..MUST do better
    Ralston – back to the reserves
    Starfelt – Get it right fella – You are a defender stand up to players, force them away from goal – a lot to do to impress
    Turnbull – get yourself in the game. Show your class, don’t stand waiting on the ball, get out there and get it, use it.
    Bitton – not fit to wear the jersey, sorry but it’s true.

    Welsh is our best CH and is stand out every game he’s played in Get him playing with the defence….NOW.

  3. Welsh has been poor in the big games and Ange has sussed him.
    Remember ancient Defoe turning him inside out before scoring at Ibrox in May?
    Not sure what you’ve been watching -stand out in every game?!!! but he’s nowhere near Celtic class, not saying Bitton is the answer either but id far sooner see Bitton at the back

  4. He’s only in to please DD’s Zionist friends ! 4 managers have been forced to use him in this position on whose instructions ? Too much of a coincidence for me and a nice up you to the pro Palestinian support who caused Celtic so much hassle, in the opinion of the businessman !!!


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