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After a credible 1-0 defeat in Paris, we faced PSG at Celtic Park in 1995 with hope of proceeding, but the French taught us a lesson in European football that night, despite playing Paul Le Guen and Stephan Mahe in defence.

That Celtic team had the gestation of what would become a wonderful attacking outfit. Andy Thom and Pierre Van Hooijdonk would soon be followed by Jorge Cadette and Paulo Di Canio. Despite all the great teams we’ve seen since, we still talk about that Celtic side fondly. Of course, they didn’t win anything.

Irrespective of their wonderful talent and attacking balance, successful teams are not built by adding yet-more striking prowess, they a function of coordination from the first to the last line.

What do you do to improve your team after buying the most expensive player, a striker, in history? Well, PSG bought the second most expensive player in history, also a striker. They have a proverbial cast of thousands when it comes to fêted strikers, who will score lots of goals and destroy many teams this season.

But they will not win the Champions League, because there will be someone with lesser strikers but a better balance, who will knock them out.

Celtic players will be well prepared for tonight. It will be an exhausting evening, but they have a punchers’ chance against the aristocrats of Paris. Boys will become men, tactics refined, new levels reached. We will be a cohesive athletic function, hoops will blend together under floodlights. I’d take a point, but who knows…….?

Celtic sponsor, Intelligent Car Leasing, have given us two tickets for the visit to Ibrox on 23 September to raffle for Mary’s Meals. You know the script:

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You are improving lives, educating a generation in some of the most deprived locations in the world. School attendance has increased an average of 30%, literacy and numeracy skills improve. Life-long opportunities are enhanced.

To enter the raffle, answer this question:

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CLosing date will be advertised later.  Many thanks to you and Intelligent Car Leasing.

These are special times; enjoy tonight.

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CQN went behind the scenes with BT Sport at Hamilton on Friday evening and this is all covered in the new CQN Podcast which is out today and includes an interview with Chris Sutton…

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  1. Good Afternoon.

     

     

    Big night tonight! Very excited!

     

     

    Meanwhile, the shameful comments from Stewart Regan have promoted a burst of productivity in Clumpany Towers. Here is a new blog about a very special independent review:

     

    https://theclumpany.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/an-independent-review-of-the-clumpany/

     

     

    An interview with Regan in which he talks about conspiracy theories:

     

    https://theclumpany.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/exclusive-interview-with-stewart-regan/

     

     

    And something about that utterly disgraceful statement from Hibs last night:

     

    https://theclumpany.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/hibernians-unfortunate-laundry-bill/

  2. viewfaethewindae on

    May the heavens open and the wind blow – really looking forward to this one, regardless of the result it’s just great to be at the party, can we win? Of course, but the odds are strongly against us. Wee prayer for one of those memorable Celtic Park nights – God bless the Celts.

  3. We are not exactly well balanced. One fit centre back and probably playing a kid at right back (the least worst option). In addition slight concern over Browns form and unknown striker fitness.

     

     

    Still, magic happens at Celtic Park and no Numbers can predict that. HH

  4. ” But they will not win the Champions League .

     

     

    Arrigo Sacchi agrees with you -Paul .

     

     

    ” I don’t think PSG will win it .. They seem to lack team spirit and a winner’s mentality . World Class Midfield , World Class Attack and a defence that regularly makes mistakes.. . Watch them -they play in spurts – they seem to lose heart when their beautiful football hasn’t produced a 3-0 lead – they start playing for themselves . That means that they occasionally lose games they should win “.

     

     

    Definitely oot -Mrs S of T is ready ( finally ) to go . One more choon for the wee walk through the wee toon -to the beach-

     

     

    https://youtu.be/VvaodiZS1GE

  5. ‘Celtic sponsor, Intelligent Car Leasing, have given us two tickets for the visit to Ibrox on 23 September’

     

     

     

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    Would that game be against the club that the SFA reckon have won more league titles than Celtic?

  6. With the refusal to carry out a review of Scottish football’s recent very dark murky past, that’s more or less confirmation that the game is a bogey in Scotland, i.e. they will do what they want regardless of what you or anyone else thinks. They are indeed ‘the people’. Boycotts will have no impact. We need to find another league to play in and all our efforts should be focussed on that.

  7. …. a whinge fae me here.

     

     

    I used Boylesports online for the odd punt (horses, fitba, etc), until recently when I got a “Bet Rejected – Automated Risk Control” message while trying to place a bet.

     

     

    After contacting (various phone calls and emails) their Customer Service Dept I have been advised that their Trading Dept has put a block on my account. This, effectively, mean that I am “sin die” from using their online account and they will not explain why their Trading Dept have taken this action. their basic default response is – The Trading Dept says you’re blocked and there’s nothing that can be done about it.

     

     

    Rips ma knitting, so it does.

     

     

    So the purpose of this post is to find out if anybody else has encountered this problem, what can be done about it?

     

     

    Oh and also to say that I now think Boylesports are a bunch o total ….. insert derogatory expletives of your choosing…..

  8. Come on Celtic, do us proud tonight. Gutted to be missing the game, due to pre-booked holiday, but happy that my bhoy will be there with his Arsenal-supporting pal from Leicester (again)! Also missed the famous Barcelona game due to work commitment in London. Those are the breaks, I guess, so here’s hoping we get some of those tonight, with our 11 players remaining on the pitch throughout and the referee on top of the play-acting.

     

    HH from scorchio Crete, where I will be watching in the Anfield Bar.

  9. Those Stirling Albion supporters are everywhere

     

     

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    FRIESDORFER on 12TH SEPTEMBER 2017 12:33 PM

     

    Come on Celtic, do us proud tonight. Gutted to be missing the game, due to pre-booked holiday, but happy that my bhoy will be there with his Arsenal-supporting pal from Leicester (again)! Also missed the famous Barcelona game due to work commitment in London. Those are the breaks, I guess, so here’s hoping we get some of those tonight, with our 11 players remaining on the pitch throughout and the referee on top of the play-acting.

     

     

    HH from scorchio Crete, where I will be watching in the Anfield Bar.

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  11. Brendan Rodgers Men (Mary Hopkins – Those were the days ) We’re Brendan Rodgers Men , wear green and white and when , we sing and chant at every game we play , we’re here to back the team , with songs of hopes n dreams , cos we’re the Celts and that’s the Celtic way…….

  12. CELTIC DREAMS COME TRUE ( Any dream will do , Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ) I closed my eyes , and wished for Rodgers , to show the tax dodgers , Glasgow’s green not blue , That’s why today , all the Huns are crying , cos the Celts are flying , Celtic dreams come true . X2 Dembeles goals and Rogics grace Patricks skills and Sinclairs pace and the start of all our success was a Celtic son come home ………. , I closed my eyes , and wished for Rodgers , to show the tax dodgers , Glasgow’s green not blue , That’s why today , all the Huns are crying , cos the Celts are flying , Celtic dreams come true……

  13. Song for Mr Roberts (go west ) Roberts …oh the joy he brings , Roberts …dancing on the wing , Roberts ….Jinkys gift from heaven , Roberts ….Jersey No.7

  14. James Forrest Song ( Finger of fudge Tune ) Jamesy Forrest is good enough to get fans off their seat , wee jamesy Forrest is quick enough that any defence he’ll beat , he plays out on the right wing an his goals are just a treat , wee Jamesy Forrest is good enough to get fans off their seats .

  15. Song for Odsonne Édouard ( Black Betty, Ram Jam Band )…. Whoa French Eddie , C’mon Odsonne, Whoa French Eddie , C’mon Odsonne, French Eddie had his pick , C’mon Odsonne, And he chose Celtic , C’mon Odsonne, cos he s known for a while , C’mon Odsonne , about Brendan’s style , C’mon Odsonne, I said Whoa French Eddie , C’mon Odsonne, Whoa French Eddie , C’mon Odsonne, French Eddie got it right , C’mon Odsonne, to play in Green and White , C’mon Odsonne, he’s seen us on the telly , C’mon Odsonne, with big Moussa Dembele , C’mon Odsonne, I said Whoa French Eddie , C’mon Odsonne, Whoa French Eddie , C’mon Odsonne …………

  16. Paddy Power trolls Rangers fans with Ibrox ‘work in Progres’ stunt

     

    Irish bookie sends a team of workmen to Govan to take a pop at Light Blues over their Europa League exit at the hands of Progres Niederkorn.

     

     

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    Paddy Power love nothing more than causing a bit of controversy and the Irish bookie have used tonight’s Champions League clash between Celtic and PSG to take a pop at the Hoops’ city rivals Rangers .

     

     

    As the Parkhead side gear up for a mouthwatering clash against Neymar , Mbappe and Co, the bookmaker took another cheeky dig at the Light Blue’s early exit from Europe by heading to Ibrox to set up a construction site.

     

     

    In an image posted on Paddy’s Twitter account this morning, two ‘workmen’ are pictured,next to green and white road cones with signs reading ‘CAUTION: WORK IN PROGRES’.

     

     

    Paddy Power has taken a further pop at Rangers for their Europa League exit at the hands of Progres Niederkorn

     

    Paddy Power has taken a further pop at Rangers for their Europa League exit at the hands of Progres Niederkorn (Image: Daily Record)

     

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    Rangers fans’ favourite Clint Hill lined up for stunning return to former club QPR

     

    Pedro Caixinha ‘s side crashed out of the Europa League in the first round to Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn and the wind-up merchants at Paddy Power are determined the Ibrox fans won’t forget it in a hurry.

     

     

    A spokesman for Paddy Power said: “I’m sorry to say, Rangers fans, that your season is now effectively as good as over.

     

     

    “That’s hard enough to take, but with Celtic already basking in the glamour of the Champions League, clearly some serious rebuilding needs to take place at Ibrox.

  17. Song for Ntcham , ( Bang Bang by Jessie J ). Wham Cham , He’s quick and smooth , We love you Ollie , Wham Cham , he’ll pass and move , We love you Ollie , Olivier N’Cham has got class to spare , Olivier N’Cham the new Celtic Bear ……….. FEED THE BEAR 

  18. No score prediction from me , wont even try to guess the team , but I do know the greatest club in the world are playing some financially doped glamour boys so regardless of the score , its a Celtic win for me :)

  19. Paul67

     

     

    I was at the PSG game in 1995 and it was indeed a footballing lesson. I also remember the Celtic fans applauding the passing, movement and technique of PSG. It was a genuine appreciation of a better footballing side. Can’t see that happening tonight if PSG turn it on. Money has changed all of that.

     

     

    Going for food and a few beers before the game. Hopefully we are a cohesive athletic function but I have my doubts. My head thinks we could lose heavily but my heart is hoping for another famous evening at CP and a 2-2 draw.

     

     

    Walk on with hope in your heart.

  20. Song for Broonie ( Golden Brown , The Stranglers ) Captain Brown , skelper of Huns , laden down with medals that he’s won , oh what a sight, up for the fight, never backs down our Captain Brown , Doodoodoodoo , Doodoodoodoo , Doodoodoodoo , Doo Doo Doo x2 Every Seasons better than last , takes his place with legends that’ve past , and on the day , you no longer play , please stick around our Captain Brown . Doodoodoodoo , Doodoodoodoo , Doodoodoodoo , Doo Doo Doo ………….

  21. Song for Big JOZO ( yellow submarine ) Jozo sailed across the sea … cos the clubs had… agreed a fee , But they tried to change the deal , so let the big man know how we feel ….. and We’re so glad that Simunovic came home , he didnae go to Rome , Simunovic came home , we’re so glad that Simunovic came home , he didnae go to Rome , Simunovic came home …..etc. Yes I know it wisnae Rome but who cares …….:)

  22. Song for Griff ( Skippy the bush kangaroo Tune ) Griffiths , Griffiths , this bhoy was born to wear the ghreen…… Griffiths , Griffiths , Griffiths our green goal machine……

  23. RPMcelticfan…

     

     

    Braw stuff…the Celtic will give another lesson in being a football club…a proper fitba club..

     

     

    We will be on song for as long as it takes…a win at 12 \ 1 would be braw,

     

    100€ on….

     

     

    Hoopy days …keep on with the poetry…

     

     

    Smiley words thing

     

     

    Braw.

  24. Bateen Bhoy don’t know about love songs . but a million goals , I think theres a song about that :)

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