Brozek in Glasgow chess game. Check.


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. It’s late.



    Good night and God Bless all, especially the diaspora…………..



    Regards & Hail Hail



  2. Newcastle player kicks out …



    nothing to see he isn’t black or Italian..



    how in gods name can he get away with that.v

  3. blantyretim says:


    28 January, 2012 at 18:11



    Now following @Wee_Oscar…



    The Blood Transfusion Service will visit Coatbridge this week and I will be giving my usual donation as I do every thirteen weeks. Where and when you can donate if you are in the area:



    Janet Hamilton Community Centre, Langloan Street – Sunday 29th January 12:00 to 15:00



    Janet Hamilton Community Centre, Langloan Street – Monday 30th January 16:00 to 19:30



    Asda Car Park, South Circular Road (Petrol Station side) -Thursday 2nd February 09:30 to 11:30 and 13:00 to 15:30



    In case you will be first time Donors make sure you have something to eat within a couple of hours of going along, it is a prerequisite.



    Keep the Faith!



    Hail Hail!

  4. Any thoughts as to whether Mr Lennon will mix it up tomorrow with his selection? What chances of Blackman, Lustig and the young Nigerian lad, Rabiu Ibrahim, starting or being available on the bench (and subsequently coming on)?



    Would love to see Rabiu getting a run out – looks the biz.

  5. Well today was a timely reminder, for me at least, that even with our 19 point swing, the huns unable to attract anyone willing to sign on for them and the impending tax case decision this league title is not over yet.



    No one has chortled and giggled at their misfortune more than me, well ok maybe Fergus McCann has after all he put with from huns with typewriters, but the Gravitationally challenged chanteuse has not yet begun her performance never mind finished singing.



    Eyes on the prize Neil, eyes on the prize.



    Dear God I’m starting to sound like Sydney Tim or Neganon, no offence guys, need to go lie down with a stiff drink methinks.

  6. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on




    I can’t see wholesale changes.



    Ross County will still be hurting.



    Full strength team tomorrow. Nothing less.



    Falkirk have beaten the huns and Dundee utd to get this far.



    We underestimate them at our peril!

  7. Kojo



    Brilliant and funny analysis of our new nameless striker.



    made me laugh a loater







  8. Walter Smjith’s comments about what is needed at Rangers is a sign of an incorrigible mind.



    What he is advocating is a continuation of the policies that have brought about the very conditions he is complaining about.



    In spite of having the consequences staring him in the face he still thinks Rangers can spend themselves out of bother.



    If he were to step back and look across the city he would see that if it were not for Celtic’s policies of not spending themselves into trouble not only would Smith have been less successful but Celtic would not now be in a position to take advantage of Celtic’s policy decision not to spend the club into trouble but trade its way out of it and stay out of it.



    The incorrigible mind is incapable of learning from its mistakes and so is doomed to repeat them. The incorrigible mind does not look at replacing a spend to win at all costs policy with creating the capacity to trade its way forward, to strengthen its scouting and development systems (were Rangers not instrumenatl in the reserve league being abandoned?) and run itself on a sustainable basis. The incapacity at Rangers to run themselves realistically as Celtic decided to do from 2004 is the problem creating the current symptoms Smith complains of.



    Allowing an incorrigible Rangers back into Scottish football in any form without evidence that their thinking has been corrected would be as insane as the incorrigible thinking itself.



    ” This brings us to the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result [1]” [1] Rita Mae Brown, Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writer’s Manual. New York: Bantam Books, 1988.



    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana.



    The Scottish media also appear to be incorrigible.

  9. You are welcome.



    Again, your media are far from the truth.


    He has not signed yet. Very likely Monday is the day.

  10. Auldheid..


    you talking about PL there?





    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

  11. notthebus says:


    28 January, 2012 at 18:40


    McCoist’s priority is Brozek and he hopes the Pole’s need for first-team football before the Euro Championships will push him towards Rangers.


    He said: “We need players in the centre forward areas with Kyle Lafferty and Steven Naismith out for a while.


    “We have touched base with his club in terms of seeing if a deal can be put together. The lad wants to play as it’s in his best interests with the Euros just round the corner.


    “I haven’t been told it is connected to the Jelavic deal, I’m hoping it is not as I fancy the two of them working together but time will tell.”



    Maybe we should sign jellyfish,then they could work together?





    Yet he tells shug Keevins on live radio interview that he should be careful how he uses the word target as he was NEVER a target.


    liar liar pants on fire Ally


    Feeling the pressure fat boy ?

  12. Did anyone hear Delahunt today, when he had let speirs confirm the polish boy was joining celtic


    He then went on to say ” we are hearing of another arrival at Celtic on Monday”


    but did not expand on this



    Any idea what he was on about?







  13. Would like to see Lustig and Ibrahim at some point tomorrow depending how fit they are. However, we cannot take this game lightly whatsoever and I would go with a fairly strong team.



    Maybe go with; Zaluska, Lustig (if ready), Dan, Charlie, Izzy, Commons, Ledley, Wanyama, Brown, Hooper, Stokes.



    Leave Sammy and Forrest on the bench as impact subs if needed. Ibrahim and Paddy as luxuries. Although we wil only have 5 subs so not all with be available. Maybe a little harsh leaving Rogne out actually.




  14. James Forrest is Lennon on




    Well said mate. They just never learn. Last night every national newspaper had him signing for Rangers. All of them.



    This morning, they now have the Celtic deal done. I would be willing to bet there has been very little independant digging, very little actual research, very little anything except what’s been reported here and elsewhere.



    I have very little doubt this is close to a done deal – McCoist sounded choked earlier when asked about it – but our media is jumping the gun big time … again.

  15. midfield maestro on

    Tom McLaughlin



    Get well soon mate, hope nothing serious. Will light a candle for you at mass in morning.

  16. The Battered Bunnet on

    Gaelic commentary for phonetic low landers:



    St Johnstone ahoofta napooft.



    Couldn’t put it better myself. Presumably in due course they’ll blow the hoose doon.




    I said “Drink” :-)



    There’s nothing like the cut and thrust of intelligent, insightful debate, and this is nothing like intelligent, insightful debate!!!!


    Two goals for Erik Hunskelper.



    Playing for Portsmouth,ffs.



    First one a striker’s goal,second a peach.



    We should have signed him just for the name,look at the reaction the huns got when they signed Cellik.




  19. TheBarcaMole says:


    28 January, 2012 at 17:54



    Not sure if it’s the same one but it is delusional. Another of his offerings of today:



    “Celtic up to their old tricks



    We were strongly linked with a Polish player called Pawel Brozek. To be honest, I had never even heard of that guy. All of a sudden the tims are now linked with him. He certainly won’t sign for them, but that doesn’t matter to them. Their intention is so scupper the Rangers bid by driving up the price and raising the player and agent’s expectations. They really are a sneaky shower who don’t even try to hide it. “

  20. Does anyone know how Blackman is coming along?



    He’s been with us a while now, so why disn’t he get a game when Izzy was out?

  21. Auld Neil Lennon heid says:


    28 January, 2012 at 18:54



    Rangers absolutely were not instrumental in the disbanding of the reserve league. Why, only recently it was being mooted that Celtic and Rangers might enter reserve sides in a revamped league set up.



    Just joshing, they most certainly were the main drivers, yes. And such recent talk of entering reserve sides in the lower leagues was highly amusing given the financial difficulties (not to mention personnel difficulties) facing the orcs.



    28 January, 2012 at 19:09



    Even the wife wouldn’t say that to me :-)





    I won’t better that,I bow before you!



    HH to a master of repartee.



    28 January, 2012 at 19:07



    I’m sure, given their plight, that we could still have master Hunskelper within our ranks. And at a price that would suit Mr Lawell.






    28 January, 2012 at 19:15



    Aw shucks I’m all embarassed now.








    Just think of walking around with HUSSEKLEP on the shirt.



    We wouldnae even have to put the obvious down,just allow their natural thickoness to make the connection.



    Come to that,we could probably negotiate a deal where he played for free,but got royalties on shirt sales.

  27. James Forrest is Lennon at 19:00 and All



    I owe you informative post about my recent works on CQN and the news about Nikica Jelavic going to CSKA Moscow.



    First of all, few days ago I checked the news on Russian websites and found the news that CSKA would be interested in the player. The news appeared on one or two not big websites but the posts looked well. I made here a post about that and sent email to one of the CQNers saying :Jelavic to CSKA. I was sure the news were very creditable. On the same day I also posted the news about when transfer window in Russia opens, when it shuts down. I wrote few posts on that day. On the very same day I read the comment with question about how creditable the news were? I think it was up_over-the-goal who said that Russian websites repeat the gossips from other places.


    Went back to check the Russian websites. I noticed my mistake. Original news were :CSKA might be interested in Nikica Jelavic. When I was on google before I missed final comments under the articles : TalkSport suggested, or source is TalkSport.


    I felt like a fool but decided to leave my posts as they stood on CQN. I also said to myself: let’s wait and see what happens, maybe that is true story or whatever. Finally the news were not related to Celtic directly and could not make any harsh to the fans views.


    Looks like two days after that, few Scottish media picked up the story and wrote fantasy Rangers book. They also put quotations in their articles.



    I checked every source on Russian websites. There is no sign that CSKA are interested in Jelavic.


    Few facts.


    CSKA policy is buy young players and sell them for as much as possible.


    They never spent on the player more than 7 millions Euros.


    Their rule is: no more than 10 million euros for all new players in same budget year.


    They are not rich Russian club. They have no rich sponsor.


    Etc. I can find and say many more.


    Stupid journos. If they had a honor they would give their wages for these articles to some charity funds.


    I’m sorry if I offended some of you and not wrote it earlier.


    JF. Last night I suggested I can write more about CSKA.

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