Anything beyond Midtjylland would require extraordinary work


The prospect of Midtjylland picking up tomorrow evening where Preston left off is enough to make this morning’s Champions League third qualifying round draw seem less of a priority.  In the event we overcome the Danes, we will face the winners of the PSV Eindhoven – Galatasaray second round tie.

Galatasaray are a month away from the start of the Turkish league, having played only two friendly games since their season closed two months ago.  They finished level on points with 2021 league winners, Beskitas, losing out by a single goal difference.  PSV finished second in the Netherlands, well behind Ajax, and have played four friendlies this month in preparation for facing Galatasaray on Wednesday.

At first glance, Midtjylland are as ill-prepared for the new season as we are, having appointed a manager only a week before Ange Postecoglou arrived at Celtic, and losing their opening league game at home to OB, who finished ninth last term.

Not so PSV and Galatasaray.  We have an extraordinary amount of work to do before meeting sides of that calibre with any confidence.  Beating Midtjylland would guarantee Europa League group stage participation, at the very least, and feels like an achievable objective.  Anything more is not to be included in budget forecasting.


Click Here for Comments >

About Author






    Grow a set ya girls hun blouse.

  2. Ange mentioning, which wasn’t highlighted at all by the negative posters on here, that the other clubs who we are dealing with are the ones who are dragging the heels on these transfers, por cierto

  3. Thanks again to all those on CQN for their prayers concerning Leigh Griffiths, may he prove all us doubters wrong. Most of all thanks to St Jude for his intercession.


    The road to Damascus is long and hazardous enough without the “righteous” hurling abuse from the wilderness, alongside Our Lord Jesus Christ’s pathway.

  4. SIONNAIGH on 20TH JULY 2021 1:18 AM











    be happy be well live in peace

  5. Melbourne Mick on

    Reading back now, and dream cars, remember the Ford Cortina 1600E, now


    I lusted after that, but I ended up with a Ford Corsair due to money, or the lack of.


    Not only that it was blue with a white top, what a feckin heap that turned out to


    be, breaking down constantly, even went on fire going along Dumbarton Rd.


    But I lived in Ibrox then, and it never got vandalised, though sometimes I wished


    it had.


    The only time I loved that car was going down to Leeds for the battle of Britain


    European game as it was covered in tricolours, and after a wee tour round Ibrox St


    Midlock St , etc, where there were a surprising amount of Tims at the windaes to


    cheer us off, but needless to say far more huns hiding behind curtains.


    But despite smoke billowing out the exhaust all the way down, and up, it came back


    with a massive victory for the bhoys.


    I was quite proud of it then, although it was more or less a write off, but what a




    Shame about the final.


    H.H. Mick

  6. HH



    Celtic V Midtjylland



    Celtic $1.90 (aud)



    draw $3.25



    Midtjylland $3.25



    Sportsbet dosnt read CQN



    be happy be well live in Peace

  7. Melbourne Mick on




    Did you ever play in the Govan pubs tournaments ?


    H.H. Mick

  8. HH



    my multi Celtic 3-0 ( 17/1) and the RedImps( 13/1) to beat Cluj @ 178/1



    my $10 ticket to NZ




  9. Mick, I didnt stay long enough with the Ants to be that social, much to my regret. We went to the snooker club at Govans Cross for post match refreshments, can’t remember the name of the place, downstairs somewhere :-)

  10. Melbourne Mick on

    Just wanted to say that those referees in the pub tournaments were


    the bravest I’ve ever seen, i don’t remember any team finishing a game


    with eleven men, money must have been good.


    Proud to say I won a trophy with the old Ibrox House pub in a team full


    of Tims.


    H.H. Mick

  11. Mick, reflecting now, I did play in one of those pub games. I was not so long a departed Catholic schoolboy making my way into Junior football. Having not been selected on the Saturday a team mate like me on the subs bench asked if I wanted a game the following day. I turned up at the agreed venue on Paisley Rd West. The first inkling I got that things werent ahem customary to my cultural heritage were the Union flags hanging from the pub, a few centimetres apart all in unison.


    Having agreed to play under an assumed name, for my safety if for nothing else, low and behold a school teacher of mine past was refereeing the game and staring at me with incredulity. Anyway, my brief appearance ended shortly in the second half, subbed due to the fact I kept shouting my own name for the ball I was about to win in every challenge. It wasnt the Referee that the coach was concerned about rather the Hun filth on the sidelines going apoplectic with rage every time I shouted my name :-)

  12. Melbourne Mick on




    Yes it was hilarious listening to all those moronic huns shouting


    for our pub team ” c’mon Mick two of them in our’s ” ” C’mon Pat ”


    ” c’mon Brendan ” get into they fenian basses. lol.


    Funny thing, the other pub teams were full of huns.


    H.H. Mick

  13. Mick, what I remember most was the coach, in a most serious manner, telling me to get off my mark quick style…..and this was before he subbed me :-)

  14. Melbourne Mick on

    Interesting your game was at the Paisley road West ( The Plots ) black ash.


    We played one game there and the rest at the 50 ( stitches ) pitches.


    Tough old game back then 8-))


    H.H. Mick


    P.S See S A going into lockdown now.

  15. Nah, Mick, it wasn’t called The Plots, not back then anyway. Red ash park was behind it or thereabouts. The changing room in the school was across the road. Can’t remember much else other than retreating to The Stanley Bar in a hurry – I think John Thomson was the owner back in those days. :-)

  16. Melbourne Mick on

    Can’t think where that was unless you just knew it as


    Plantation Park.


    The main thing is you survived lol.


    H.H. Mick

  17. Melbourne Mick on



    So many of that type on PRW. 8-))))


    H.H. Mick

  18. Melbourne Mick on

    AHHH that must have been later on, those parks were created when


    the plots became a motorway.


    And the school would have been Lorne school.


    Great chatting, better get out of bed now and get the princess’s dinner




    Luvved the tunes again, helps get through another lockdown day.


    H.H. Mick