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Beat Hapoel Beer-Sheva for Champions League football

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Celtic will face Israelis Hapoel Beer-Sheva in the Champions League playoff round later this month, with the first leg due to take place at Celtic Park.

Hapoel, carrying a Uefa coefficient of 4, eliminated Olympiakos, coefficient: 70, in the last round – a bigger shock than Dundalk’s win over BATE.  They put on two backs-to-the-wall performances, drawing the first leg in Greece 0-0 before winning the return 1-0.  In the earlier round they shot the Sheriff Tiraspol from Moldova, winning 3-2 in Israel before securing another 0-0 away.

The positives: the Israeli league hasn’t started yet, so Hapoel will be no further into their season’s preparations than Celtic.  It also looks like the play on grass.

In recent seasons Celtic have found new and innovative ways to bow out at this stage but we know what’s required and will be strong favourites to progress.

Bring it on.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    DENA

     

     

     

    It changes the minute my favourite Guinness-guzzling not a drinker really Celtic doll comes back on board.

     

     

     

    I hope yeezuraw fine and dandy over there.

  2. VESPACIDE on 5TH AUGUST 2016 11:14 AM

     

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Hapoel Be’er Sheva F.C. but were afraid to ask.

     

     

    From previous thread

     

     

    Thanks now I know :-))

     

     

    HH

  3. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 5TH AUGUST 2016 11:19 AM

     

    DENA

     

     

    Thanks Bobby we are getting there ………B has one more treatment to go and hoping for all clear after that

     

     

    then onwards and upwards to roaring on the champions of Scotland

     

     

    HH

  4. Get into them at CP and give our own backs-to-the-wall performance in Israel. I’m confident we can go through.

  5. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    I think this might be a difficult tie for us to negotiate-not least because that snivelling wretch Dallas will have his cohorts primed for anything untoward.

     

     

    For that reason,I really hope that EVERYONE ignores the politics of the occasion.

     

     

    We have bigger fish to fry. This is about our future,folks. A chance to really put some distance between ourselves and the rest in Scotland.

     

     

    A chance to get it right up the huns and let them know how far they are behind.

     

     

    A chance for the world stage.

     

     

    Keep the politics at home for this one please. No matter how strong the urge.

  6. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    TIMALOY29 on 5TH AUGUST 2016 11:19 AM

     

    I should mention that includes driving through Syria

     

     

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    Cracker.

  7. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 5TH AUGUST 2016 11:25 AM

     

     

    On the same page.

     

     

    For once.

     

    :-)

  8. Everything you wanted to know about Hapoel Beer Sheva but were afraid to ask.

     

     

    They look like a very popular well supported team in Israel, and they have a good socialist history, Hapoel crest uses a variation of the communist symbol, the Hammer and sickle and a Boxer It will be good to hook up with their fans.

     

     

    Hail Hail.

  9. How Great thou art.

     

     

    One Country I really would like to visit is Israel.

     

     

    The World isnae encapsulated by a Snapchat.

     

     

    Those Radical Socialist Russians setting up Israel? ;)) got miffed by what?

     

     

    Jumpingjackfrost.csc

  10. Catman,

     

     

    With that analogy I’m visualising one of those staggering marathon runners out on their feet type images as far as this saga is concerned.

     

     

    Terrific news though. An option beyond Paddy on one wing is what’s needed as he’s the target for the opposition and we need more options.

     

     

    Probably been said a thousand times since Wednesday but think we need to totally rebuild the 3 central midfielders with better quality than the masses we’ve produced, and that includes Broonie.

  11. traditionalist88 on

    Dundalk may regret taking their game to the Aviva, when Ireland played Poland there it was like a neutral venue with Polish flares going off all over the place.

     

     

    Mind you who cares, it is all about the Celts,

     

     

    HH

  12. foghorn leghorn on

    “In the earlier round they shot the Sheriff Tiraspol”

     

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    tres bien

  13. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 5TH AUGUST 2016 11:25 AM

     

     

    Agree 100% keep our eyes on the prize

     

     

    getting Celtic stronger

     

     

    Til later bhoys

     

     

    HH

  14. I wonder about the Olympiacos result. This is the first time Olympiacos has had to qualify as the Greek CL coefficient dropped to the point this year where they were put in the 3rd round.Perhaps they weren’t really prepared properly for football early in the season the same way that we have trained to get players back into shape/form?

     

     

    I’m hoping that partly explains Sheva success.

  15. I don’t think we could have got a better draw. Lovely country to visit, playing on grass against a team that on paper we should beat. No excuses!

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MACJAY

     

     

    You and I both know we have pretty much the same goals. But with different ideas on how to get there.

     

     

    It would be interesting if we were both on the same QUIZBALL team!

  17. 50 shades of green on

    A few Bittons in that team, wonder if they know our one. Or is that name a bit like Smith is over here.

  18. Petec I agree I would Love to visit Israel, it’s a fantastic country. I would rather live there than the UK but then I would miss Celtic too much.

     

     

    Hail Hail.

  19. mullet and co 2 on

    Fair comment re Broonie should be replaced. I think he may get moved into the positions occupied by either Armstrong or McGregor first though.

     

     

    I expect a holding midfielder to come in as well as another guy to fill the other Armstrong mcgregor position.

     

     

    Cayman any word on the Bosman midfielder with EPL experience?

  20. So it’s back to Asia then.

     

     

    Quite happy, could have been worse.

     

     

    A two goal lead going into the 2nd leg would be good, even ‘tho they’ve only conceded two in four games so far.

     

     

    Won’t have s better chance of getting into the group stage than this imo.

     

     

    Would have preferred to be at home in the second leg ‘tho.

     

     

    HH!!

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