Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

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  1. Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

    71 vote(s)
    56.8%
  2. Say hello to my Lille friend! Tim Weah at LOSC

    54 vote(s)
    43.2%
  1. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    What’s the striker situation currently for the Bhoys? How do you see him fitting in with the current squad?
     
  2. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Might even turn out that the deep fried Mars bars alone are enough to keep him there.
     
  3. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rodgers has used a 4-4-1-1 or 4-2-3-1 almost exclusively this season. It’s heavy on the attack and it’s heavy on the relentless press. That front 4 has consistented of combination of James Forrest and Scott Sinclair on the wings, Ryan Christie / Callum McGregor playing behind either Odsonne Edouard and teenager Michael Johnston, who’s s been recently favored. Leigh Griffiths, who’s out with gambling addiction, fit in there too but his season, due to his issues, has a struggle.

    As to where Weah fits in.....Edouard is massively talented but massively inconsistent and found his way to the bench as a super sub. Sinclair was been deployed as the “lone striker” in the last 3 league matches and has been sensational scoring a hat trick against Aberdeen. Many including myself would like to see him continue in that role - even if he’s not a typical # 9. This creates an open spot on the wings and where Weah could be placed. Celtic is not a cross the ball into the “bigs” type team. Those wingers are expected to play narrow and cut inside either for opportunities on goal or the chance to slip a pass in behind the defense. Bias aside, I think on paper, Weah fits into Rodgers scheme like a glove. Weah won’t come in and immediately start. It won’t be a walk in the park to grab any spot despite what outsiders think but I have no doubt he can be utilized to the best of his abilities. I feel better that it’s being reported as an 18-month loan. It buys time. I think if it were a 6-month loan many Americans would be antsy and unhappy Weah wasn’t getting a full 90 right off the bat.
     
  4. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Yea 4-2-3-1 when you’re always attacking...I think the wing is a good spot for him.

    Personally I hope he ends up starting every other game or so by April/May. Cameos for the first 4-6 weeks, occasional start maybe.

    It’ll be great experience for him to fight his way into the team, get used to a very different playing style, learn a new language, etc.
     
  5. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Pulisic to Chelsea...
     
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  6. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Baaaaaaaa
     
  7. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Glaswegian comes in very handy when you're drink because it's the language that everyone specks when they're drunk.
     
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  8. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    #1933 Suyuntuy, Jan 7, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2019
    The fans in the Celtic forums knew it was 18 months from the start. Celtic is as high as you can go there, with Champions guaranteed, although someone punks them before reaching the group stage more often than not.
     
  9. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
     
  10. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    your memory is waaaay different than mine.
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2014...oses-utrecht-loan-spell-man-match-performance

    just JK didn't rate agudelo doesnt mean he wasn't doing well in the netherlands....he shoulda been in Brazil imo....

    you alluded to it but luck often plays a WAAY bigger role in who is successful and who isn't - yeah there are sure-fire can't miss players who would make it anywhere - but they are the minority even among players who do make it, imo

    gyau was on the cusp - first team appearances for BVB and good showings for USMNT - he's the type of player that had everything necessary to be a mainstay on the USMNT -just had bad lcuk and a bad field for a money-grab USMNT game that effed him. tons of stories like where his not making it really hd nothing to do with his "level"
     
  11. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    Thread title change?
     
  12. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still waiting on confirmation of the loan.
     
  13. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    "Freedom's Most Fine - Tim Weah at Celtic."
     
  14. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Celtic Thunder - Weah in Scotland
     
  15. punintended_13

    punintended_13 Member+

    Atlanta United
    Mar 22, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Pass the Rosetta Stone, Scottish Edition- Tim Weah at Celtic

    Or maybe something Catholic-themed...

    Time for Confession - Tim Weah at Celtic
     
  16. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Disappointed that it’s a 6-month loan but if I had to guess that loan will be extended if he shows well. It makes too much sense. Regardless, now that it’s a 6-month loan, Weah’s got a short time to impress so he’s gotta hit the ground running starting with the training camp in Dubai. The pressure is on for the kid and I can’t wait to see him step up to the plate. It’s a massive opportunity to play in front of the Celtic faithful and under Rodgers tutelage.
     
  18. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Death by Weah!
     
  19. KicksNgiggles

    KicksNgiggles Member

    Aug 18, 2016
    BHM
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :cry: some of my best work.
     
  20. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Im in the not disappointing it's 6 months camp. if he shows out then he will be in line for a loan to a better league... plus it is the Scottish league
     
  21. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    A Weah man at a wee club?
    How can a Tim be a Hoop?
    Tim Sellick: Glaswegian PI!
    Tim O'Shanty. A Weah lad in Glasgow.

    I could do this all day!
     
  23. HScoach13

    HScoach13 Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Tim at Celtic by Weah of PSG.
     
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  24. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Make it Timmyyyyyyyyy! and you got my vote.
     
  25. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    #1950 The Irish Rover, Jan 8, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
    I think we may have our winner
     

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