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Be careful for who we wish for

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Dinamo Zagreb
Ludogorets Razgrad
Kobenhavn
Hapoel Beer-Sheva

Dundalk

The story of the third round wasn’t Dundalk’s magnificent win over BATE Borisov (Uefa coefficient points: 34), it was Hapoel Be’er-Sheva’s incredible defeat of Olympiakos (Uefa coefficient points: 70).

Only Manchester City, Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk were higher seeded in the qualifying competition than Olympiakos.  The lesson here is that pretty much anything can happen in the qualifiers.  From the above list, I’d bite your hand off for Dundalk or Hapoel, but all five of them are on the verge of Champions League qualification on merit.  We should be careful for who we wish for.

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  1. WBGFC: Enjoy your day. Will you be wearing a ‘special’ hoodie:-)

     

     

     

    The only reason I would hope to get Dundalk in today’s draw is because it would provide a fantastic occasion in the Aviva in Dublin. I don’t think they are the easiest team to beat of the five possible opponents we might face.

     

     

     

    They are on a very good run in the League of Ireland, Stephen Kenny has them well organised as a team and the players themselves are very focussed and reasonably confident of what they can achieve.

  2. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Get Karamoko Dembele in the team.

     

    He is better than Jamesy, at 13:)

     

     

    HH

  3. Who are the other 4 teams on ‘our’ side of the draw – is there someone (otehr than Celtic!) that Dundalk might beat to qualify for the Group Stages? Could we still qualify and end up as in the 3rd pot of teams and then draw Dundalk in the Group stages?

     

     

    If Carlsberg did champions league draws….

  4. LIONROARS67 on 5TH AUGUST 2016 9:57 AM

     

    1998-99 1st* 14 games played with a player in receipt of unlawful DOS tax avoidance payments

     

     

    1999-2000 1st* 39 games played with a player in receipt of unlawful DOS tax avoidance payments

     

     

    2000-01 2nd* 55 games player appearances by those in receipt of unlawful DOS tax avoidance payment and side letters

     

     

    2001-02 2nd* 178 games player appearances by those in receipt of unlawful DOS tax avoidance payment + EBT recipients and side letters

     

     

    2002-03 1st* 569 games player appearances by those in receipt of unlawful DOS tax avoidance +EBT recipients and side letters

     

     

    2003-04 2nd* 596 games player appearances by those in receipt of unlawful DOS tax avoidance payment + EBT recipients and side letters

     

     

    2004-05 1st* 535 games player appearances by those in receipt of unlawful DOS tax avoidance payment + EBT recipients and side letters

     

     

    2005-06 3rd* 501 games player appearances by those in receipt of unlawful EBT tax avoidance payment and side letters

     

     

    2006-07 2nd 273 games player appearances by those in receipt of unlawful EBT tax avoidance payment and side letters

     

     

    2007-08 2nd* Every single game featured players with side letters and unlawful EBT payments, In total 284 player appearances by EBT recipients

     

     

    2008-09 1st* Every single game featured players with side letters and unlawful EBT payments. In total 194 player appearances by EBT recipients

     

     

    2009-10 1st* Every single game featured players with side letters and unlawful EBT payments. In total 146 player appearances by EBT recipients

     

     

    2010-11 1st* Every single game featured players with side letters and unlawful EBT payments. In total 99 player appearances by EBT recipients

     

     

     

    13 year total

     

     

    3,483 player appearances by DOS & EBT side letter recipients

     

     

    operating losses of £124.8 million

     

     

    EBT payments of £48.35 million

     

     

    games played over 13 years 663

     

     

    % of games played with EBT or DOS recipients 92%

     

     

     

    Thanks to all the internet bampots we know it all, so do Celtic and all the other clubs

  5. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň CC: 44.585

     

    Austria Red Bull Salzburg CC: 42.520

     

    Scotland Celtic CC: 40.460

     

    Cyprus APOEL CC: 35.935

     

    Poland Legia Warsaw CC: 28.000

  6. Be careful what you wish for- I find that a little negative Paul if I may say.We are there on merit also.with hard work we can overcome any of the sides mentioned.nowt to fear but fear Iitself.

     

    HH

  7. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PAUL67

     

     

    As you say,no point in a wish list if it’s based on a perception of who we can beat,who we might struggle against.

     

     

    We’ve all supported Celtic long enough to have seen some unbelievable results.

     

     

    Amazing and shocking!

     

     

    It’s why we love it,why we wonder why we bother,why we always will.

     

     

    I just delighted that our new management team have taken us this far. They have stepped up to the plate,assessed how best to get the most out of players with a history of letting their head go down in adversity.

     

     

    The fans,too,have shown their support. In numbers rarely seen in this competition at this stage and in friendlies here and abroad. These have raised the profile of our club again.

     

     

    And a virtual house full sign on the ticket office for the season tickets.

     

     

    I’m sure that no-one would want to jeopardise the feel-good zone we are currently in. That would be curmudgeonly.

  8. Thanks DBBIA.

     

     

    So we knock ot Copenhagen and Dundalk take care of Legia Warsaw.

     

     

    Aff oot…

  9. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 5TH AUGUST 2016 9:53 AM

     

     

    Wanna fill The Arriva!!!!!!

     

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    If it’s a double decker then you’ll need about 72 people…

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    Aw ****

     

     

    Now I get the double decker gag from the previous article!

     

     

    Well done to the poster who spotted it and a pair of big ears for the donkey wi the keyboard.

  11. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Dont matter who we draw…we still need to improve.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    HH

  12. foghorn leghorn on

    “curmudgeonly”

     

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    marvellous

     

     

    thank god for dictionary.com!

  13. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 5TH AUGUST 2016 10:06 AM

     

    Aw ****

     

     

     

    Now I get the double decker gag from the previous article!

     

     

     

    Well done to the poster who spotted it and a pair of big ears for the donkey wi the keyboard.

     

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    :-)))))

  14. Jobo –

     

     

    As things stand, Celtic will be in CL pot 4 if we qualify. We would need no fewer than 5 teams above us in the seeding to fail in the play-offs before we would go up a pot. Not going to happen.

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    LIONROARS

     

     

    That’s an amazing list,mate. Stunning,in fact.

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 5TH AUGUST 2016 10:08 AM

     

    NATKNOW

     

     

     

    Et tu,Brute…

     

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    LOL! Sorry dude! I assume someone else got to it before me…

  17. foghorn leghorn on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 5th August 2016 10:06 am

     

     

    Aw ****

     

     

    Now I get the double decker gag from the previous article!

     

     

    Well done to the poster who spotted it and a pair of big ears for the donkey wi the keyboard.

     

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    LOL – that’s the sound of a penny dropping i can hear!

  18. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    that was a list of ole seeded teams lifted from the ole Wiki /EWLM/EWTB to help ole Jobo plan his next holiday.

  19. I don’t think that any of these clubs are in a position to wish for any one including us, me? I’ll take the draw as it comes, we are just starting up here, there are no easy team in Europe any more, more so at this stage, and IMO, there’s not much between any of the five teams in the draw.

  20. 50 shades of green on

    Wonder how many fans of the other 5 clubs in our section of the draw are looking to avoid a wee trip to Glasgow?.

     

     

    Bring on any of the 5,if you are worried about who we get today, imagine how your going to feel if we reach the group stages eh.

     

     

    We have earned the right to be here so lets enjoy it, then we can get down to listening to the bigots in the press tell us how difficult its going to be.

     

     

    Any truth in the rumour that the sfa have contacted all 5 clubs and offered them Mar hall if they draw Celtic?

     

     

    H.H.

  21. This is an interesting article from a reporter who has been critical of those seeking to put the record straight.

     

     

    http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/teams/rangers/the-old-firm-story-how-rangers-imploded-financially-1-4194690

     

     

    The damage caused by Sir David Murray to our game by his deceit is incalculable, as are the attempts to pretend what he did required no sporting sanctions.

     

     

    The narrative the reporter Andrew Smith now sets out is a lot nearer the truth.

  22. The 5 sides we would need to fail to send us into pot 3 are:

     

     

    Salzburg

     

    Viktoria Plzen

     

    Borussia Monchengladbach

     

    Ajax

     

    Villareal

     

     

    So pot 4 it is then.

  23. Som mes que un club on

    Ken Bruce on Radio 2 just stated that “The Journey means everything, arriving means nothing”

     

     

    Not the first time he has made these sorts of remarks…

     

     

    Hurting Hun.

  24. Karamoko Dembele will probably get poached by somebody like Man United

     

     

    Don’t get your hopes up

  25. BIGbones8867 supports MO'N and Ireland on

    Dia daoibh uilig

     

     

    What time is the draw and where can I watch it?

     

     

    HH BB

  26. QF

     

     

    From previous article

     

     

     

    QF

     

     

     

     

     

    Bryson didn’t say the side-letters mob were properly registered.

     

     

     

     

     

    He spouted the falsehood that they were imperfectly registered, though eligible!

     

     

     

     

     

    A crime’s not a crime if you didn’t know about it at the time, seemed to be his ‘argument’.

     

     

     

     

     

    Bet serial killers would love to have that defence!

     

     

     

     

     

    And LNS bought it, though he did have to run his report past a panel chaired by Regan before publishing, remember.

     

     

     

     

     

    Plenty there to merit a stronger response than our club’s ‘surprised’ though.

  27. SOM MES QUE UN CLUB on 5TH AUGUST 2016 10:16 AM

     

    Ken Bruce on Radio 2 just stated that “The Journey means everything, arriving means nothing”

     

     

     

    Not the first time he has made these sorts of remarks…

     

     

     

    Hurting Hun.

     

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    :-)))

     

     

    Took me 7 hours to drive from Edinbuegh to Derby on Firday thanks to the A1 being closed in both directions. So I kinda disagree – I was delighted to get out the car at 9pm…

  28. 50 shades of green on

    TIMALOY29 on 5TH AUGUST 2016 10:17 AM

     

    Karamoko Dembele will probably get poached by somebody like Man United

     

     

     

    Don’t get your hopes up.

     

     

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    London huns have been after him for the last 2 seasons. Offered his dad a job in London as part of the deal, last I heard though the family are happy up here, and the bhoy himself wants to stay put. But you never know I suppose.

  29. 50 shades of green on

    Big Bones.

     

     

    11am Celtic park time, its on BT sport 2, falling that its on UEFA website.

     

     

    H.H

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