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.

Click Here for Comments >

About Author

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. ...
  4. 10
  5. 11
  6. 12
  7. 13
  8. 14
  9. 15
  10. 16
  11. ...
  12. 31


    OWEN 1918



    Well deserved.



    No need for modesty when genius rears it’s head.




  2. I forgot



    CSKA Director told that they are speaking two two other guys (journalist said they weer Russians) and that will be the end of transfers. They don’t need a striker.

  3. Zbyszek. Sorry to bother you but earlier I asked why we were so sure he would sign for us if he is currently still in Turkey. Any thoughts on this?

  4. Zbyszek



    Hope I have spelt that correctly this time.



    What is there not to like about what you did, you showed up the laptop loyal and gave us a laugh too. Double win in my book. Keep up the good work.

  5. b2k



    Two good sources in Poland.


    One is the jurnalist who wrote the news last night. I checked and he is the guy who made few interviews with Brozek. Must have his tel number and I’m sure he veryfied the news before.


    The other source is website who have good moles and many times posted details of talks, negotiations etc.

  6. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Auld Neil Lennon heid: 28 January, 2012 at 18:54



    “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.”



    That is because it is all he knows. Smith has always been a chequebook manager.



    While Advocaat spend excessively, and is blamed by most of the Huns for their financial woes, he at least brought in some quality and had them playing decent football.



    Smith squandered an absolute fortune on at least five players who were happy to play in the reserves during his first spell at the club.



    At Everton he spent a three-year budget during his first six weeks at the club and then complained he had no money to spend.



    Then he came back to Ibrox and splashed over £35m in his second spell – money they simply didn’t have to spend.



    He is an absolute chancer, and the fact he has not had a single job offer since he left Rangers tells you how folk outside Scotland judge the guy.

  7. Zarragosa leading Madrid 1-0 at the Bernabeu, all Madrid pressure at the moment.



    Anyone know the number of tickets We have sold for tomorrow?




  8. Barnes is a total clown…



    shouting for a pen for Newcastle…



    the clown who had the shot should have been of the park…




    bad enough having to listn to Burley on ESPN now we have that eejit…0((

  9. James Forrest is Lennon on




    Fantastic example of the behviour of Scot’s journalists.



    Like you mate, I thought the transfer window timetable is what gave that story some of its credibility. Their transfer window is open for, I think, three weeks beyond ours. Is it three weeks? Maybe two, but certainly a couple longer than this one.



    It is possible, then, that some interest from Russia does exist; certainly if this window closes with things as they stand Rangers will definitely be trying to push a deal to one of the Russian clubs.



    This window has been a disaster for them in every way. It’s been an embarrasment for the Scottish press too. Listening to King today first saying he felt sorry for Craig Whyte – who has lied to journalists almost from the second he appeared on the scene – to listening to them try to excuse Ally McCoist for announcing his interest in players in the way he does only to see it come to nothing … it’s clear that none of these people are playing with a full deck.



    Guys like yourself do sterling work in exposing this nonsense for what it is. You talked about the quotes that appeared in some of the articles, linking Jelavic to Russia, and then how when you checked back there was no such information in the media over there … guys who know nothing about what’s going on on their own doorstep never cease to amaze me with the “inside track” they have in far flung corners of the globe!



    They are a joke mate. As you say, they ought to donate their wages to charity, because they certainly don’t earn them.

  10. Zbyszek says:


    28 January, 2012 at 19:20



    You have nothing to be sorry for. You are a great source of information for everyone who reads CQN.

  11. It was not my intention to fool the media. I don’t know if they read CQN or not. I’m pretty sure I’m not that big.


    I would also say that I’m not football agent, not related to football business. Those who know me they may confirm. I’m not the journalist too.



    Read the article again.


    I’m kind of the Christian missionary who works that way that he takes people to his car and makes those people praying. It works also for those who do not go to the churches.


    Ask blantyretim and oldtim67. Oldtim was close to go to the church after trip with me. First try was not the best that’s why I would like to see oldtim67 here again.

  12. James Forrest is Lennon on




    Absolutely spot on fella. I have never rated Smith and I never will.



    That is not a manager deserving respect. All this “Sir Walter”, Scotland Legend, nonsense really cheeses me off. I blame our board to a certain extent for making this guy’s repuation the second time around.



    He spent fortunes in both spells at Ibrox. No mistake. Any success he has had in his career – his WHOLE career – is based on money and nothing more.

  13. Zbyszek says:


    28 January, 2012 at 19:36



    We have a saying in Scotland: God loves a trier. Keep up the good efforts.

  14. Son of Gabriel on

    Apologies in advance as this is a very pessimistic comment:


    Sorry but I remember the radio coming out and saying we signed Thompson and Brown was on his way to Mordor.



    Next day Thompson was wearing a hideous blue colored monstrosity of a football top on the back page of the r**ord


    Brown meanwhile went nowhere (Till WGS forked out the money for ‘el Capitaino’)



    I wont believe anything I hear on that show till I see the boy with the hoops in his hands, a number on his shirt, and Lenny smiling away with his new pet striker.



    BUT: I do like the sound of this guy, and fully hope hes our new Big Yin leadin the line.


    Will be made all the better by him snubbing the forces of darkness.



    Also, c’mon guys +gals. Youtube can make anyone look good. I’ll wait till I see the man before makin any judgement.



    Roll the title up to the gates of Paradisde!


    Hail Hail!

  15. blantyretim says:



    28 January, 2012 at 18:56



    If we are signing the Pole it would suggest it is an attempt by PL to remove the words “2009” from his headstone.



    Celtic did not just embark on a spend what you can afford policy, they recognised that the quality of what they could afford was way beyond their reach.



    So they embarked on a development programme and have obviously had a look at how they recruit to play AND develop to get better value for money in terms of what they can afford.



    So they went about creating the capacity to enable them to continue to operate in the lower wage market that hyper wage inflation in our next door neighbour was forcing them into, whilst losing as little quality as possible.



    Creating capacity does not happen overnight it can take a couple of years, then you have to wait for the capacity to bear fruit.



    Compare and contrast the current situations at both clubs. In both development and recruitment capacity terms Celtic are independent and way ahead.



    There are other areas where capacity needs to be built but the priority has quite rightly been on the footballing front. I look forward to a number of years (God willing) of enjoying the fruits of that capacity as well as the club eventually adding the capacity on the non footballing side to address the kind of issues that lack of capacity in that area produces (but matters less when we are winning).

  16. Steinreignedsupreme on

    James Forrest is Lennon: 28 January, 2012 at 19:37



    “He spent fortunes in both spells at Ibrox. No mistake. Any success he has had in his career – his WHOLE career – is based on money and nothing more.”



    Let’s be honest, it was never going to be because of his tactics…

  17. I love BBC Alba. I’m adding it to Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra and Radio 3 as the components of a very short list of BBC things that justify the licence fee.

  18. Steinreignedsupreme says:



    28 January, 2012 at 19:29



    Yup but maybe he thinks that is what makes a good manager spending money and making a good team from that spend.



    The affordability principle and consequences of ignoring it appear not to have crossed his mind, explaining the incorrigible nature of it.

  19. Son of Gabriel says:


    28 January, 2012 at 19:38


    Apologies in advance as this is a very pessimistic comment:




    Images of Judas just came flooding back there, only he had the hoops on, and we all thought he had signed.


    Seeing is not always believing



  20. James Forrest is Lennon on




    Yeah I’m listening to Smith right now, and I’m pretty chuffed with myself for what I’ve been saying for a few weeks now. I’m glad that people at Rangers have now referenced the “pre-Souness” days. That’s where they are headed.



    30 years of financial doping mate. It’s a generation of their fans who have grown up seeing them spending money which they didn’t generate through income, money they could not afford. The last 20 years in particular have been ridiculous and without precedent in the Scottish game.



    The penny IS begining to drop, but reality still has to burst through the curtains. They know this stuff on one level, but on all others they still do believe that someone is going to come out of the mist and hand them £100,000,000 to build the club anew. We know it won’t happen, that those days are done, but how can you blame them for not realising that? This is all they know ….



    It is going to hurt badly when reality bites, and it will.

  21. auldheid..



    on the football front the huns have won 3iar…







    no one on here doubts your credentials


    but if you rely on me and oldtim to stick up for you I fear for you… o))

  22. ianinascoli says:


    28 January, 2012 at 19:45




    Cheers. I never listened or heard any scores today, turned on the box at 5 oclock hoping for a wee surprise, seen the huns score


    then off it went again.




  23. aulheid…



    don’t want to go over old ground again…



    we disagree on our ceo and board but we are Celtic fans…

  24. I am liking Alas more and more as well.



    In Wok Wong there, and they have the tv on Alba, with the football on,


    pretty decent coverage i think.



    then some of the local tax dodgers came in from their den next door.



    just at that Alba changed over to a programme about the original Celts.



    flashing up Celtic name is several dozen language variations.



    made me smile anyways.

  25. Zbyszek



    Pal, there are a number of ingredients that make Celtic Quick News the special and addictive place that it is.



    You are one of those very special ingredients.



    I am embarrassed that we so often forget to enquire about your (number 1) team given the interest, even passion, that you show for ours. How are they doing this season so far?



    You are as fine a Celt as there is to be found on CQN. That’s the highest compliment I could pay anyone.




  26. blantyretim says:



    28 January, 2012 at 19:51



    There is a direct corelation between football success and what is spent on bringing it.



    Would you rather we won the last three titles but were in the position Rangers now find themselves?



    In three years time there will be Rangers supporters saying they should be doing what we are but better, and they would be right. All clubs playing to the same rules, what a difference that would make.

  27. Darryl on talksport just now, hunbebloodybelievable! Rangers rejected £7M for jellybaws! ‘…I spoke to Ally and he (jelly) definitely has a bug…’!


    Ally was just about to sign this polish striker. Anyone remember a polish player at Dundee who turned down Celtic for them because he didn’t want to be a squad player? Disappeared up his own erse!

  28. auldtim



    I beliave that had we spent when it was correct to do so we would not have had to live with them winning 3iar..



    they would have been dead and buried long before now..

  29. IF celtic do indeed complete this loan deal then for the first time in a very long time I will say well done to PL. It will have shown some element of learning at last and show that Celtic will go the extra mile to try and ensure success.



    There is no guarantee but we will have done all we can reasonably do (and it also hurts the evil one – which is always good).



    It should be remembered that the huns are still better than all the other clubs in Scotland in terms of player ability – we cannot afford to be complacent.



    As James Forrest has said the hurt they are about to go through is going to be incredibly painful for them.




  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. ...
  4. 10
  5. 11
  6. 12
  7. 13
  8. 14
  9. 15
  10. 16
  11. ...
  12. 31