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Benfica will arrive in Glasgow tomorrow without having played a competitive game since 2 September, when they thumped Nacional 3-0 in Lisbon.  They arranged a friendly against Real Betis on Wednesday in an attempt to prepare them for this week’s Champions League challenge but the lack of meaningful football is less than ideal, especially at a time when clubs are looking to build sharpness.

Celtic were idle for two weeks before Saturday but have played nine competitive games this season compared to Benfica’s three.  They also have the benefit of not having to sacrifice a day’s preparation to travel.

Fitness late in the game, perhaps accentuated by the use of substitutes, could be crucial.  Celtic’s best chance of winning this one will come in the second half. Run the lungs out of them, Celtic.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    SAINT STIVS 1234

     

     

    I reckon that was an excuse to cover to their other halves for coming back p….d.

     

     

    Pretend that they got it wrong and before you know it,instead of catching the ferry they spent all day in bigotry in The Lord Carson, Or The Mermaid,depending on which organisation starting with U they prefer……

  2. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Mort,

     

    Cheers, that should help anyone quizzed on the subject.

     

    Hail Hail

  3. Italian ref on Wednesday Nicola Rizzoli.

     

     

    Raised eyebrows by how quickly he was appointed to referee major european games including the 2010 Europa Leaque Final.

     

     

    The consesus is that he has friends in high places.

  4. canamalar

     

     

    There are none so blind as those who do not want to see.

     

     

    Those like Leggat who want to perpetuate this myth will do so despite the evidence.

     

     

    Mort

  5. This ole Dr Who fan fondly remembers two late 60s Dr Who things –

     

     

     

    The Abominable Snowmen / The Web of Fear.

     

     

    Both featured a master villain called The Great Intelligence who was aided and abetted by his stupid ,brutal and ever so loyal minions ——The Yetis ..

     

     

    Rings a bell ———

  6. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Na Na Na Na Na ….

     

     

    dum di dum dum di dum dum di dumm di di dum di di

     

     

    Baby I´m your man

     

     

    Hail HAil

  7. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Na Na Na Na Na ….

     

     

    dum di dum dum di dum dum di dumm di di dum di di

     

     

    Come on Baby

     

     

    Hail Hail

  8. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Four 12.24pm’s and philvs still 1st?? Come on, trojan horse abt me thinks. SNIFFFFF

  9. Has charles green paid rapid vienna the £1m due on sep 1st?

     

     

    Have not heard anything about it and thought vienna were going to report the sevco franchise to eufa if they didnt cough up!

  10. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    PHILVISRETURNS 1238

     

     

    Not much to disagree with there,bud! You losing your touch,haha?

     

     

    Milliband is awe-inspiringly uninspiring as leader of the only possible alternative,and when the main challengers to the incumbents are Boris and Ed Balls,we are staring at a political vacuum.

     

     

    Certainly,all the potential leaders are vacuous,that’s for sure.

     

     

    Even to refer to them as leaders is pushing it.

     

     

    We aren ot alone in this-China,USA,France and a few other countries are without charismatic leadership contenders,and just take a look at some the incumbents elsewhere in the world.

     

     

    Interesting-how did all of these nonentities arrive at the top table at the same time?

  11. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    All our times have come

     

    Here but now they’re gone

     

    Seasons don’t fear the reaper

     

    Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain..we can be like they are

     

    Come on baby…don’t fear the reaper

     

    Baby take my hand…don’t fear the reaper

     

    We’ll be able to fly…don’t fear the reaper

     

    Baby I’m your man…

     

     

    Valentine is done

     

    Here but now they’re gone

     

    Romeo and Juliet

     

    Are together in eternity…Romeo and Juliet

     

    40,000 men and women everyday…Like Romeo and Juliet

     

    40,000 men and women everyday…Redefine happiness

     

    Another 40,000 coming everyday…We can be like they are

     

    Come on baby…don’t fear the reaper

     

    Baby take my hand…don’t fear the reaper

     

    We’ll be able to fly…don’t fear the reaper

     

    Baby I’m your man…

     

     

    Love of two is one

     

    Here but now they’re gone

     

    Came the last night of sadness

     

    And it was clear she couldn’t go on

     

    Then the door was open and the wind appeared

     

    The candles blew then disappeared

     

    The curtains flew then he appeared…saying don’t be afraid

     

    Come on baby…and she had no fear

     

    And she ran to him…then they started to fly

     

    They looked backward and said goodby…she had become like they are

     

    She had taken his hand…she had become like they are

     

    Come on baby…don’t fear the reaper

  12. I have been trying to figure out what would be a suitable penalty for the attention-seeking practice of making podium chasing posts with no reference to the new article.

     

     

    Hefty fine ?

     

    Two weeks ban ?

     

    Public flogging ?

  13. Prince Albert_Kidd of Hamilton on

    from leggoland2:

     

     

    “The Record increasingly looks like the only part of the Press in Scotland which is not in the iron grip of Peter Lawwell”

     

     

    Daily rangers indeed.

     

     

     

    they deserve each other

     

     

    HH

  14. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Sir Guy of Gisborne admits to divided loyalties over Galacto-diddies upcoming fixture against Sherwood Forres Mechanics.

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    AWE NAW

     

     

    HAMILTON TIM is having trouble posting anything more than one line.

     

     

    Obvious jokes aside,any clues?

     

     

    He has changed password,login,but to no avail.

     

     

    I’m pretty sure he would ask himself,but,well,he can only post one line at a time!

  16. saltires en sevilla on

    Getting lost is it?

     

     

    100% true story!

     

     

    I was working for an IT business in Dublin – had an urgent call on a Saturday morning advising our new CFO was having problems at the airport… as I was nearest, could I help out?

     

     

    located him ok ; he was easily identifiable – “I’m the guy wearing a white and gray trimmed snorkel jacket ”

     

     

    turns out his luggage had not arrived from Texas US. So, I suggested he might want to go into town and kill a few hours until luggage arrived…

     

     

    he thought that would be “really neat..”

     

     

    felt sorry for the guy wearing the big jacket …it was June after all, and about 20 degrees…

     

    I decided to cheer him up with a pint in O’Donohoes …

     

     

    after we sat down, he said the strangest thing….

     

     

    “where are all the igloos ..and why is it so damned hot ?”

     

     

    a bit stumped for a response… I had to think long and hard about that one -new CFO here -must tread carefully and make a good impression etc …but what was his game?

     

     

    After an over -long and uncomfortable (for me) pause, I had to ask him why he thought there would be igloos in Ireland?

     

     

    He looked stunned…

     

     

    “you mean….this is not Iceland…Iceland, Europe ? ”

     

     

    I kid you not !!!!!

     

     

    He lasted 2 weeks before he was hauled back to the states

     

     

    I am convinced he must have been one of those Texas Rangers

     

     

    HH

  17. BMCUW

     

     

    If you think the ‘political elite’ in the UK leave a lot to be desired you should come over to Italy and have a look at the shower over here.

     

     

    Chancers, charlatans, rabble-rousers and downright liars most of them – oh and quite a few crooks as well!

     

     

    HH!!

  18. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    I hacked him at the weekend gave the password to the kids in his class and he still never got.

     

     

    KIDSUINTEDNEVERDIVIDED

     

     

    Hail Hail

  19. Vmhan – Whats with the podium chasing, gave that up yoncks ago

     

     

    Why does Philvis need to climb the podium?

     

     

    Because it’s there. (thumbsup)

     

     

     

    voguepunter – Know your place at the back of the bus ,when competing with Philvis for podium.

     

     

    One might as well try invite Fraser Forster to a square go, or Ally McCoist to a pie eating contest. (thumbsup)

     

     

     

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS – We are not worthy of your crown,podium master…………

     

     

    Please… I’m too modest for that sort of thing.

     

     

    You are worthy. (thumbsup)

  20. saltires en sevilla

     

    13:10 on

     

    17 September, 2012

     

    Getting lost is it?

     

     

     

    ————-

     

     

    anyone in here ?

  21. saltires en sevilla on

    Kilbowie Kelt

     

    13:06 on

     

    17 September, 2012

     

    I have been trying to figure out what would be a suitable penalty for the attention-seeking practice of making podium chasing posts with no reference to the new article.

     

     

    Hefty fine ?

     

    Two weeks ban ?

     

    Public flogging ?

     

     

     

    swift boot in the jimmy bones should sort that nonsense out ;-)

  22. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Ah, look at all the lonely peepil

     

    Ah, look at all the lonely peepil

     

     

    Campbell Ogilivie picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been,

     

    Lives in a dream

     

    Waits at the window, wearing the face that he keeps in a jar by the door

     

    Who is it for?

     

     

    All the lonely peepil

     

    Where do they all come from?

     

    All the lonely peepil

     

    Where do they all belong?

     

    James Traynor writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear

     

    No one comes near.

     

    Look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there’s nobody there

     

    What does he care?

     

     

    All the lonely peepil

     

    Where do they all come from?

     

    All the lonely peepil

     

    Where do they all belong?

     

     

    Ah, look at all the lonely peepil

     

    Ah, look at all the lonely peepil

     

     

    Glasgow Rangers died in the church and was buried along with her name

     

    Nobody came

     

    James Traynor wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave

     

    No one was saved

     

     

    All the lonely peepil (ah, look at all the lonely peepil)

     

    Where do they all come from?

     

    All the lonely peepil (ah, look at all the lonely peepil)

     

    Where do they all belong?

  23. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    KILBOWIE KELT

     

     

    A guid kick up the a..e?

     

     

    Waste of time getting anyone else on here but Philvis to do it as we would all be too late……..

  24. Traynor is on yet another rant.

     

     

    The thing about Traynor is that nowadays he is an irrelevance. He has no power, no influence with anyone in a position of power, and no relationship with anyone except the failed and the crooked

     

     

    It must hurt like hell that he is out of the loop. It must be painful that his beloved Record is crashing and burning. His audience is being reduced to the blinkered and the radical. His writing, from what was once insightful in his Herald days, is now so low brow that he is a mere step away from sharing a platform with Leggatt.

     

     

    Traynor’s track record of forecasting events in the Rangers drama over the last 2 years is woeful.It’s comical how many statements made by him, that something will or will definitely not happen have proven to be completely and utterly wrong.

     

     

    I understand a compilation of these , may well feature for your collective amusements in the not too distant future !!

  25. Nicola Rizzoli ——–

     

     

     

    Seen lots of him ——

     

     

    Loves himself . Big on the theatrical gesture. Very fond of the ole cards. Common perception in Italy is that he tends to favor the big clubs [ he is not the only one ]. He is very fussy and really doesn’t approve of players who get stuck in . He awards a lot of penalties.

  26. Leggo and the other freaks off the leash that squat on his pish-stained bandwagon have truly went off road with this Dalek garbage. I’ve never heard any Celtic fan, either in person, or on any site, say anything about Daleks in relation to the Ibrox disaster. That’s not to say we don’t have morons in the support that would say stupid things- like EVERY team on the planet has idiots who embarrass their clubs on occasion- but never in this guise. I think its more of a reflection of their own sick demented imaginations rather than anything Celtic fans have done. What Freud might have called Projection.

     

     

    Leggo’s source for the Dalek story:

     

     

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/StephanLIonFacedMan.jpg

  27. saltires en sevilla on

    Saint Stivs

     

    13:13 on

     

    17 September, 2012

     

    saltires en sevilla

     

    13:10 on

     

    17 September, 2012

     

    Getting lost is it?

     

     

    ————-

     

     

    anyone in here ?

     

     

    —-

     

     

    nooooo…lol…..Compaq. summer prior to Y2K and H.P.

     

     

    HH

  28. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    TALLYBHOY 1312

     

     

    Precisely the point I was making-where did all these chancers come from?

     

     

    And how did they all end up in charge at the same time?

  29. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Have sevco had any bookings yet this season .?…. Just asking, like

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