Charlie Nicholas has a habit of rubbing Celtic supporters up the wrong way with his ridiculous takes, and apparently the Celtic board as well.
However, this season Charlies seems to have changed hi ways, he’s gone from constantly negative to this season actually showering Celtic and manager Ange Postecoglou with praise.
His latest comments are on Celtic full-back Greg Taylor, with Nicholas somewhat surprisingly calling the defender ‘undroppable!’
Here is what he said in his Daily Express column:
“Ange Postecoglou likes to rotate his Celtic team, but Greg Taylor is undroppable on current form.”
“The left-back should be one of the first names on the teamsheet and deserves huge credit for the way he has dug in and proved people wrong in the last five or six weeks.”
“Watching Taylor against Livingston last weekend, there was no big fuss about him.”
“He did his job quietly and efficiently. Jota gets all the plaudits but Taylor backs him up really well on the left flank.”
“It wasn’t so long ago that Postecoglou preferred to play Josip Juranovic out of position instead of Taylor, but the Scot’s form has been absolutely first class of late.”
“His recent displays merit more recognition.”
While I do agree with Nicholas that Taylor played well against Livingston, I would certainly not call him ‘undroppable’.
In fact, I think he has been very poor of late, especially against Aberdeen away and against Bodo. Although he did play well against Sevco, but I felt his form dipped badly after that game.
I’ve said that Celtic should have strengthened the left back area in January, and I think in the summer that will definitely be an area Ange will be looking to improve.
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I usually agree with Charlie especially when his criticism was directed at the Celtic board .I can’t agree on Taylor . He is the weakest link in the Celtic defence and an improving Starfelt from a pretty shaky start is not helped by Taylors poor defensive ability and positional sense