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Two years ago I had a memorable journey from one end of Poland to the other, mostly in silent prayer that our man from Poland would slow down, to check out a few footballers, including Wisla Krakow striker, Pawel Brozek, who obliged with a goal.

Pawel has played mostly as a lone striker, he can hold the ball up and bring others into the game.  He’s not a particularly tricky player but he has good positional sense inside the box.  His move to Trabzonspor last year hasn’t worked out well as he has played back up to scoring sensation, Burak Yilmaz, who is averaging better than a goal per game in the league this season.  Brozek’s record at Wisla was comparable to Maciej Zurawski, who he replaced as top striker in the league.

The Polish CQN brigade told me Celtic should move for Pawel and his twin brother before Trabzonspor signed them.  When news leaked that Pawel was a target to replace ex-Rangers player (too soon?) Nikica Jelavic our man in Poland suggested he would pick up a lot of points for Rangers in the SPL.

If he comes to Celtic on a six month loan both parties will have plenty of opportunity to figure out if there is long term fit.  In the meantime, should Pawel arrive we have someone to put pressure on Gary Hooper and Anthony Stokes and the Cheeky Chappie will have to consider his next move (again, too soon?).

On the subject of Jelavic….  Remember in August 2010 when we were told he “effectively went on strike” to engineer his escape from Rapid Vienna after the player declared he wasn’t able to face Aston Villa?  I hear he’s unable to play against Hibs this afternoon.

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  1. The Honest Cover-up on

    Nuclear Bovril and a Half Munched Pie says:

     

    28 January, 2012 at 16:48

     

    I admire your patience but I don’t buy into the “give him a run of games” argument some people use. To make at it Celtic you need to made of pretty tough stuff. If you can’t come in to the first team and show some signs of promise it doesn’t bode well. There are kids waiting in the wings who deserve a crack at some point. We aren’t Barcelona or Manchester United but we are a big enough club to expect players to make an impact without being granted opportunity after opportunity to show that, just on the off chance, they’ve got what it takes. If he looks out of sort at training then he shouldn’t get near the first team.

     

    I feel sorry for the boy. He looks really out of his depth and is probably struggling off the park too.

  2. The Singing Detective on

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    little woids…

     

     

    Fershtay ?

     

     

    Turgid / Torpid ? A wise man hears one word and understands two .

     

     

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    spiels..

     

     

    Bei mir bist du shayn,just as you are.

     

     

    Oot Jiggin’ the night ?

  3. My dear,dear,dear,friend.. James in Oregon

     

     

    Yep..

     

     

    OREGON..

     

     

    Scotland.. West!

     

     

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    Scotch Pines.. Right???

     

     

    Rain, Rain, and Mair Rain.. as bad as Washington.

     

     

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    Nice chattin’.pally..

     

     

    Kojo

     

    yer pal..who likes ye a Loat, Already.

  4. BABASONICOS71 says:

     

    28 January, 2012 at 17:00

     

     

    Hahaha! He never looks comfortable, like he is desperately trying to hold in a fart in a lift. Also I think he looks as though his skin would be…tacky…

  5. benjybhoy mul says:

     

    28 January, 2012 at 17:02

     

     

    I’ll be sitting on my hands at the auction, outgoings exceeding income by quite a substantial amount at the moment – I feel like CW ;-)

     

     

    Oh, and a shaving set isn’t something I use regularly :-)

     

     

    hh

     

     

    bjmac

     

     

    PS Sent you a FB thing, say hello

  6. On another note, does anyone think it’s out of order that the QPR-Chelsea handshake was cancelled?

     

     

    Was this to save John Terry’s bacon once again?

     

     

    How long will the FA and England serve to protect thier thug captain?

  7. My dear,dear,dear,friend.. notthebus

     

     

    Hiya, Pal?

     

     

    Yep.. Tooshay!

     

     

    Ye hit the Spot,wi that yin,pally..

     

     

    Irony, Reigns!

     

     

    Kojo

     

    yer pal..who thinks ye are Swell.

  8. Paul The Spark on

    Craig whyte remind me of the alien that takes over the farmers body in the movie Men in Black. His skin looks ill fitting.

  9. The Singing Detective on

    Hibs will not be easy pickings.

     

     

    Today,they were lacking O’Connor and Griffiths,both conveniently suspended

  10. Nuclear Bovril and a Half Munched Pie on

    Kojo

     

     

    To be fair I doubt there are many on here who do not see that every game is a battle and a potential banana skin.

     

    When we compare where we are to where we were a few short weeks ago well… another country. But we could travel back to that country as if being transported by a Tardis. We have edged some tight games but the encouraging thing is that we are edging those games. I still feel there is a bit of fragility and a lack of (book of football cliches at hand) cutting edge.

     

     

    But, twas ever thus. History will show us that Martins teams put the foot through the erse of the leagues they won but I remember plenty of tight 1-0s. Titles are won thus. (apologies I appear to have been overcome,language wise, by some sort of medieval spirit).

     

     

    But I concur with what I think is the spirit of your post. Our only enemy (internal enemy folks, MIBs not part of this post!) is the black dog of complacency.

     

     

    No laissez faire, just turn up attitude and we will be fine and again, encouraging that I see no evidence of this at the mo.

     

     

    Stay Hungry Bhoys

     

     

     

    Yes, I have just come back from a public hou…zzzzzz

  11. That Craig Whyte and Ally McCoist seem quite turgid to me. ;-)

     

     

    Laters bhoys and ghirls,that’s the family back home.

     

     

    FOREVERANDEVER!!!

  12. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Has there been anything official from Celtic saying they have signed the Polish striker on a 6 months loan deal? H.H.

  13. My dear,dear,dear,friend.. The Singing Detective.

     

     

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    “Whit dae ye Think o’ the View, pal?”

     

     

    and Moishe said..

     

     

    “Van Nuys”

     

     

    Boom! Dida Boom!!

     

     

    Kojo

     

    yer pal…who likes ye bettah than Broken Biscuits.

  14. Nuclear Bovril and a Half Munched Pie on

    The Honest Cover-up says:

     

    28 January, 2012 at 17:03

     

     

    A very fair point very well made. I guess there’s an emotional part of me that wants to see anyone who dons the hoops to be the next legend. And the cash conscious side of me that has an in built spreadsheet saying, roughly, signs for hoops + that much cash= ace! You make a very good point re our kids. MaYbe I’ve been listening to too much Clyde but I have to concur with the reintroduction of a proper reserve league. The likes of Keatings, McKeough etc can only benefit from competitive week to week action. As could the likes of Mo- Bang.

     

     

    I am not Gordon (is a moron) Daizel.

  15. CentenaryBhoy says:

     

    28 January, 2012 at 17:10

     

    On another note, does anyone think it’s out of order that the QPR-Chelsea handshake was cancelled?

     

     

    Was this to save John Terry’s bacon once again?

     

     

    How long will the FA and England serve to protect thier thug captain?

     

     

    share

     

     

    Do you remember the “Alan Shearer- Neil Lennon incident’,- as long as the England captain has sponsorship functions

     

    left to fulfill!!!!!

  16. Moishe, hid a Habit o’

     

    Answerin’ his Ain .. Questions!!

     

     

    So it wid Seem.

     

     

    Kojo

     

    laughin.

  17. The Battered Bunnet on

    Quick mention for Stevie and Angela Fulton who’ll be doing summersaults at Hampden tomorrow with their middle boy Jay playing against Celtic.

     

     

    Older brother Dale will be a little knarked that he’s been loaned out to Clyde this month or he’d be playing too.

     

     

    It’s the youngest boy of the three though, Tyler, who is catching eyes, aged 15 and already an Under 17 Scotland cap. This game comes a little too soon for him, but Celtic were rather annoyed when he decided to leave a couple of years ago. Likewise Hearts when he skyed the park there.

     

     

    Lovely folk. Have a great day, with the consolation that you’ll get to see Celtic in the final.

  18. Paul67 says:

     

    28 January, 2012 at 12:16

     

    Best wishes to CQN’er Tom McLaughlin, who was taken to hospital in Australia last night.

     

    ***************************

     

    Tom, I just logged on to find the above post from Paul67, I hope you’re recovering and this message finds you well.

     

     

    Hail Hail to ye Tom.

     

     

    Vinny

  19. My dear,dear,dear,friend… Nuclear Bovril

     

     

    Ah Endorse everything ye hiv jist Written,pal.

     

     

    Wan canny be Too Careful.. fur there is

     

    Many a Slip between the Cup and the Lip.

     

     

    Ah want this Championship.. so Badly..

     

    that

     

     

    Ah kin Taste It!

     

     

    Three Years in the Doldrums of Second Place,

     

    Is Far TOO Wearin’, oan the Spirit!

     

     

    We are way Past due a Shot o’ Unfettered Exuberance..

     

     

    Yep, If WE don’t Spear the Brass Ring.. this time Aroon oan

     

    the Merry Go Round..

     

     

    then, this wull be Ma Last Visit tae

     

    Disneyland… Ah wull hivtae gie.. Dollywood, a Shot, next time!

     

     

    Kojo

     

    yer pal…who likes ye aloater.

  20. Gerald766,

     

    I think you are right about the FA handshake decision appearing to be in favour of John Terry.

     

    However it`s Anton Ferdinand who can hold his head up in this situation.

  21. hamiltontim says:

     

    28 January, 2012 at 17:46

     

     

    Thanks very much, knew it would be midweek but didn’t know how far away it was.

  22. James Forrest is Lennon on

    Lol dear oh dear ….

     

     

    That last call on Clyde … a fortune teller told her it’d be four in a row.

     

     

    Man oh man, between that and the Messi nonsense in the papers today …

     

     

    Now Keevins (who predicted the title race was over two months ago) asking Sone Aluko if people were being premature saying the league was done ….

     

     

    Anything to keep their heads up, eah?

  23. CentenaryBhoy says:

     

    28 January, 2012 at 17:10

     

     

    Which captain?

     

     

    Shearer, Butcher, Gerrard, Terry?

     

     

    They all get/got away with that which would see Johnny Foreigner receive an 8-match ban or more.

     

     

    Insular? Heck aye.

  24. James Forrest is Lennon says:

     

    28 January, 2012 at 17:48

     

     

    FFS Between her and spew’s interview Im convinced that we might as well pack it in now and concentrate on next season!!

     

     

    Summer of 65

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