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. Anyone see WGS on the FA Cup programme just after the Newcastle game? When Neil Warnock started moaning about the ref, WGS said “I’ll do the paranoia here” . Mmmmm

  2. MWD,



    ha ha ok forgot about you being a 9 stone waif ya big palooka






  3. If the recent procedings surrounding the “offensive behaviour bill” were not enough to ring alarm bells over an independent Scotland under this particular SNP Government, or the innane utterings of the Justice Secretary regarding diversely different subject matters as Al Magrahi and the Scottish League Cup Final, 2011, perhaps a read at this blog will concern you sufficiently.



    Scottish Justice?



    An independent Scotland was always a personal inspiration for me.



    Events in the past months and years have left me feeling let down and dismayed. And fearful.



    Scotland is not ready for independence under this government. It scares the life out of me.

  4. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    CultsBhoy loves being 1st says:


    28 January, 2012 at 23:22



    I understand what you are saying,but we tried to win with style against the Butchers at the end of last season,and they kicked our players all over the place,with impunity.



    We arguably lost the league that day.

  5. CultsBhoy loves being 1st on




    Agree blatant, shameful dive – a retrospective ban should be given – ruins football..

  6. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    At times,unfortunate as it may be – the same reasoning should apply to football as it does to racing; ie horses for courses.

  7. James Forrest is Lennon on




    As I have said, I do not believe they took the title from us. We had the title, in our own hands, at Inverness and we dropped the ball, pure and simple. We did enough to go there with it as ours to lose … and we lost it.



    But would we have had to go there and win, if the playing field was level? No, I don’t think we would. Your question is a direct one, so I’ll answer it in a direct way.



    I believe we get decisions against us which are horrifying, and it does not matter if we are playing at home or away from home. Take the David Healy assault on my namesake at Celtic Park. Now, that happened with the score at 1-0 and a goodly part of the game still to play. Had a Celtic player done that, regardless of opposition or circumstances, he would have walked, no question.



    David Healy was allowed to stay on the park, where he could have materially influenced the outcome, apart from the fact he is absolutely useless. But a stray ball in the box, a momentary lapse from a defender, and that guy could have materially affected the outcome of the match.



    I would have pointed to that incident, which was in front of 60,000 of our fans who screamed loudly for the red card which should have been – but was not – produced, and I would have called the ref every hun so-and-so under the sun.



    Which he was, and is, anyway. That was cheating, pure and simple, and it happens to us in almost every game … home and away.

  8. Sabre67 says:


    28 January, 2012 at 23:29



    Scotland isn’t ready for independence under this PARTY never mind government mate.

  9. CultsBhoy loves being 1st on

    Sixteen Roads…



    I sense we have real inner belief now…a few players have matured in their confidence levels..early goal required then onslaught.

  10. Classic Weller… Walls come tumbling down




    Just in from work. Was listening to this by the Modfathet. It is so apt to where we ate in our history.



    “You don’t have to take this crap


    You don’t have to sit back and relax


    You can actually try changing it


    I know we’ve always been taught to rely


    Upon those in authority –


    But you never know until you try


    How things just might be –


    If we came together so strongly



    Are you gonna try to make this work


    Or spend your days down in the dirt


    You see things can change –


    YES an’ walls can come tumbling down!”

  11. Sabre67 says:


    28 January, 2012 at 23:29


    If the recent procedings surrounding the “offensive behaviour bill” were not enough to ring alarm bells over an independent Scotland under this particular SNP Government, or the innane utterings of the Justice Secretary regarding diversely different subject matters as Al Magrahi and the Scottish League Cup Final, 2011, perhaps a read at this blog will concern you sufficiently.






    Utterly heartbreaking mate. This injustice should be screaming from every from page.



    What have we become.

  12. Celts in the ascendancy?


    We must be nearing the time for


    Bombs, bullets and bad refereeing decisions.



  13. CultsBhoy loves being 1st on

    the greed for power (Independence being the ultimate) drives every action of Akex Salmond – his philosophy and therefore behavior of government bodies including judiciary from here until the vote is ‘keep the voters happy’…

  14. hamiltontim says: 28 January, 2012 at 23:26



    Disagree about us being favoured for decisions at Parkhead – quite the opposite, esp against them.



    Not really sure what your argument is after that – you seem to be saying that due to demographics and human nature they get the run of the decisions but somehow this matters not as it was one result in Inverness that cost the league. As I said earlier, any team will have bad games – we are not allowed to have slip ups as the cards are stacked against us.




  15. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    CultsBhoy loves being 1st says:


    28 January, 2012 at 23:33



    I suppose you are right mate.Anyway it seems to me that we play better away from home these days for some strange reason.

  16. Interesting how the debate went tonight. It started I think when I compared the processes/systems Celtic had put in place to recruit and develop talent as a key part of their policy of affordability. In essence getting better value for the reduced spend available.



    I then pointed out the difficulties Rangers would have getting back on track because they had no comparable systems in place and depended still on spending other folks money to put a team on the park.



    Instead of recognising the good work that had been put in to bring us to a much healthier state than our rivals and even grudgingly aknowledging that some good work had been done over the last couple of years that was beginning to bear fruit, the unforgiving continue with the usual 3iar mantra in spite of all the factors that contributed to it.



    I find this inability to forgive the past and be grateful for what it has produced in the now and what it might produce in the future a curious thing, like walking through the countryside backwards and focusing on the weeds.



    It is as if to face the other way would be an admission they were wrong and others were right.



    That is not the case, the case is that to see the full picture requires a 360% perspective and if someone says look front now and again it is to point out something positive and free the backlooking observer from his misery.



    But then again some are happy being miserable and I’ve never understood that either, but each to their nature.

  17. Mountain_Bhoy is Neil Lennon on

    Summer of 65 says:


    28 January, 2012 at 23:08



    i concur my friend, three sides of the same corrupt Majestic coin



    hamiltontim says:


    28 January, 2012 at 23:09



    fedup hearing this pash arguement, if Dunfermline played anti fitbaw hun style, could they get to a euro final? the huns spent a huge amount through financial doping and performed very well, they were definitely (and the current residue is still strong) a good team, hence the 3 years of success.



    MIBS? yes a part to play but, not to the level folk are debating tonight

  18. Not read back so wonder is there a particular reason for looking back to losing the league last season at ICT, or not, depending on your viewpoint.



    Id much rather be looking forward to another League Cup Final appearance followed by winning it and the League then the Scottish Cup.



    Treble for Lenny, whats not to like?









  19. James F



    You’ll have to excuse me I don’t have the benefit of a personal secretary doing my typing so I’m a bit slow in my replies :-))))



    I actually don’t think that we’re too far apart. My main point was that in all sincerity I don’t believe that there is some sort of orchestrated conspiracy against us. Are the referees worse now than 20 years ago? I don’t know. My da always spoke about how blatant Tiny Warton was. With my own eyes I’ve watched McGinley, Syme and Brines and I’ve seen them give some incredible decisions, both against us and for the huns, but I’m yet to be convinced that it’s predetermined. I just think they’re huns by nature and that is reflected in their behaviour on the park.



    Yes, both home and away, things were abject last year and any year previously regarding our treatment from the MIB. It didn’t cost us the title in my opinion though James.

  20. MWD,



    fraid not.



    Im playing in an over 35s game instead.






  21. CultsBhoy loves being 1st on




    you been on a Mindstore course…?



    I think we are all LOVING current situation…but it doesn’t make me want to re write history…By May some will have us going for 8IAR..in an Orwellian manner 3IAR will have been erased…



    Lenny has been fantastic but he was a stroke of luck(desperation) rather than part of ant master plan..or have I got that wrong as well…?



    I’m walking forward ..with my eyes wide open …and my memory intact.

  22. I have not been on CQN for as long as many posters have, been posting for a couple of years, lurked since 2007, and still the same pash is being spouted.



    We do NOT have the players who are capable of overcoming the blatent cheating that befalls us.



    We are grubbing around in the freebie market, and fair play to the scouts, they are digging up a few gems.



    We have lost every league in the last few years to the concerted efforts of the sfa, the media, the bombs and bullits, and anyone who can’t see that is in serious need of medication.



    Whether we end up with a fair system in scotland, I have my doubts on that, I will go to my grave in the knowledge that the club I support have done the right thing.



    I wish more than anything else to go to my grave in the knowledge that the hun are no more, and their hate is no more, and the good folks inherit their right.

  23. MWD



    Any chance of hauners I fear a kicking some time soon :-))






    I do believe that they get more decisions than us but I don’t believe that it’s conducted in secrecy and predetermined. Hope that helps :-)

  24. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Not one for politics,but i note that the SNP and certain parties in Ireland are attempting to put the price of drink through the roof!



    This measure(no pun intended)and the constant criminalising of football supporters,are leading up to a very dangerous scenario for governments and politicians.



    For revolution to occur,the working class have to be on the brink.In my opinion working class people are being hammered,being bled dry so to speak.



    At least the Roman had the good sense to apply the “bread and circuses” policy.



    These present day conmen do not have this wisdom,or if they do,it is clouded by their own greed and corruption.



    Rant over.

  25. James Forrest is Lennon on

    I agree with you on your main point mate. It did not cost us the title.



    But as I said, an organised conspiracy does not need to exist, as long as a “shared understanding” does.

  26. TET




    It is not about them.It never was or will be.


    It’s about Celtic the greatest football club


    that ever was and ever will be.


    Why ?


    The Supporters.

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