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12 former Euro champions compete for Champions League

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There has been a bit of revisionist nonsense expressed recently which appeared to damn the achievements of the current team by comparing them to the great Martin O’Neill side, but Martin’s team were known to struggle in qualifying on occasion.

Let the record show, four wins from four games.  Three clean sheets, two of which were achieved away from home.  The remainder of the tournament will present stiffer challenges but Celtic are a completely different team than the side which lost heavily in Utrecht two years ago.

This is what planned, sustainable, progress tastes like.

The Champions League proper will be difficult for Celtic to win; no fewer than 12 former European Champions battle to reach the Wembley final, but we are one of them and we’re there on merit.  After a four year absence the excitement of those early Champions League nights at Celtic Park against Rosenborg, Porto and Juventus has returned to the club.

Bring it on.

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  1. DOHHHHHHH

     

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    Thanks again awe Naw :)))

  2. Was at one of McManus’ first games, possibly his first.

     

     

    It was away to Livi, he got blootered near the corner flag and didn’t appear again for months.

     

     

    He played left back.

  3. The speil about FFP

     

     

    EUFA will not hesitate to take action…… So what the feckin hold up wi sevco????

  4. In response to Derek Johnston’s piece on Sevco’s “superb” fans, published today in the Evening Times.

     

     

     

    Oh what a humiliation for you, to be actually talking about ‘getting stuck in’ to win games in the bottom-tier of Scottish professional football.

     

     

    Derek, you, in conjunction with all the other apologists for the disgraced former Rangers brand, are merely ‘whistling in the dark’ – looking straight ahead like a horse with blinkers on – ensuring that your peripheral vision cannot reveal exactly where the cheating, ducking and diving and cynical and brutal manipulation has delivered your club, the entity we now know as Sevco Scotland.

     

     

    The brand has attracted the sediment of the business world, all looking to make a fast buck on the back of what must be the most “superbly” gullible supporters in the western world.

     

     

    The institution once known as Rangers was run into the ground by an egotistical owner who pandered to that substantial portion of the fans, who are driven by racial and religious hatred, and who would see their club win anything and everything, not at all costs, but at ANY cost. The motto was “if it is worth winning – it is worth cheating for”

     

     

    Our ‘tenner’ for your fiver’ was the Murray mantra, whilst all the time (allegedly) defrauding the public purse of millions of pounds of tax revenue.

     

     

    These so called “superb” fans now buy season tickets, encouraged by Green’s umbilical cord, Ally McCoist, who together with his sergeant-at-arms, Sandy Jardine, have seen fit to deliver their rabble-rousing poison into the laps of the “succulent lamb” main stream media, who are only too willing to peddle the message through their columns, to the ‘knuckle-draggers’ that it is intended to reach.

     

     

    There is so much more to be exposed – let’s hope that all the ongoing investigations, coupled with the liquidation by BDO, lays everything wide open for the world to see.

  5. AikiBhoy

     

     

    fair point. Even though we should skate the SPL, we need depth if we want to cope with the ineviatble injuries, suspensions etc.

  6. Well production went through the roof today at work.

     

    Huns..heads down backsides up they couldn’t even hide in the toilets amazing how an innocent cl tune can get such a reaction.thanks nl.hh

  7. The Battered Bunnet on

    I’ll take Group A right now.

     

     

    (of course I reserve the right to change my mind…)

  8. Is there half time entertainment???

     

    Jeezo in a world of timternet and I pods there must be a better way than this torture

  9. Buffalo Bills Bhoy on

    Get on with it! Good Lord, this is worse than the way they spin out tripe like X Factor over 3 hours!! :-0

  10. Gotta cut the grass travelling next two weeks and it’s going to piss it down tomorrow. I’m sure my brother will keep me updated.

     

     

    RobinBhoy

  11. Good evening all.

     

     

    We should know who we get around 11pm…

     

     

    I’m personally hoping for Mardid and then for 2 teams against which we might fancy our chances…

     

     

    Jobo

  12. Snake Plissken

     

    17:06 on 30 August, 2012

     

    Is Denis Law drunk?

     

     

    Don’t know about Denis law, but I am ½ cut.

     

     

    BigjoeonTHElash