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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. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    celticrollercoaster says Hail Hail to Kano1000 says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 01:36

     

     

    Amazing to think,that to this day,the Celtic Football Club still play football the way it should be played.We always let our footballers do the talkin’.

     

     

    Jinky is Jinky,and their will never be another Jinky.But we still try and play pure football.McStay,Collins,Lubo,Naka,Aiden,wee Jamesy to name but a few.

     

     

    Lenny played like this,and Lenny played like that,but Lenny knows and understands the Celtic way.Neil Lennon played to his strengths,he did what he did,an he excelled in that role.Yet Lenny sends out his wee team to perform,and to entertain.

     

     

    Never mind the huns – let the real club,with the real footballers stand up and take the trophies.In their heart of hearts,their sycophantic media know we are the team.

     

     

    Celtic FC is the big club,with the big stadium and the big support.

  2. Sixteen roads to Golgotha says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 01:50

     

    celticrollercoaster says Hail Hail to Kano1000 says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 01:36

     

     

    Amazing to think,that to this day,the Celtic Football Club still play football the way it should be played.We always let our footballers do the talkin’.

     

     

    Jinky is Jinky,and their will never be another Jinky.But we still try and play pure football.McStay,Collins,Lubo,Naka,Aiden,wee Jamesy to name but a few.

     

     

    Lenny played like this,and Lenny played like that,but Lenny knows and understands the Celtic way.Neil Lennon played to his strengths,he did what he did,an he excelled in that role.Yet Lenny sends out his wee team to perform,and to entertain.

     

     

    Never mind the huns – let the real club,with the real footballers stand up and take the trophies.In their heart of hearts,their sycophantic media know we are the team.

     

     

    Celtic FC is the big club,with the big stadium and the big support.

     

     

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    Beautiful!

  3. BABASONICOS71

     

     

    And there was I, going to bed, and you start posting all these great tunes and so I feel I owe you one back, and I may as well pour another drink while I find one that’s somehow thematically connected.

     

     

    The Scream – Swastika Eyes

  4. Mountain_Bhoy is Neil Lennon on

    Sixteen roads to Golgotha says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 01:50

     

     

    brilliant post

  5. stephbhoy says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 01:58

     

     

    appreciate that, but ye coulda taken 20 seconds to look up the guy’s name!

     

     

    Anyhow, agree with your general sentiment, would not be rushing to keep any of the ones due to leave, but do think we’ll be worryingly light in the CH roles – I wonder if that is where Neil is planning to play Lustig, or if he plans to play Victor as a CH permanently and build a team around him…that could work but a few other ducks would need to be lined up as well.

  6. celticrollercoaster says In Neil we trust on

    Good night Bhoys, Happy dreams and onwards to a final tomorrow :-)

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  7. tarrant,

     

     

    As anyone who has paid the blindest bit of attention to my contributions to the blog will recognise my norm is posting tunes,i believe in my own mind i’m a good picker of them,maybe others will agree,maybe some won’t.Anywho,a big tankyoo for the Scream track – superb.

     

    Here’s my own personal favourite from Mr.Gillespie’s crew;

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8KynrRA1u8

  8. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    BABASONICOS71 says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 01:54

     

     

    Everybody is buzzin’ mate.Everybody is talkin’ about Celtic,once more.It’s like the O’Neill days all over again.We can’t help it that we play in an so-called,in-ferior league,where our great play is not appreciated.

     

     

    Lennon is our leader,and no dis-respect to O’Neill,but Lenny is a Celtic man.

  9. James Forrest is Lennon on

    Lol guys, I have to say, my comments on Ruthless Reviews earlier have sent me into the archives to check out old articles, and I’m having a highly amusing evening doing so. There is a quote in here so brilliant I have to share it, but let me place it in the context. The writer of the article is reviewing a book about the Charles Bronson Death Wish movies, big favourites of the Ruthless Reviews team … In the book, the writer is talking to the guy who directed Death Wish 3, and said director makes the following quote … which I find hilarious in light of certain current events ….

     

     

    “It has a rape in it like you’ve never seen! It’s very strong — like Michael Winner said, it’s World War III! It’s the most violent movie I’ve ever seen, but don’t misunderstand me, it’s an anti-violence film!”

     

     

    Now that had me holding my sides as I read it. It’s particularly funny in itself, but in the context of the present situation with McCoist and his daily prattling to the press I find it especially amusing. Both men are clearly cut from the same cloth, passionate believers in what is coming out of their mouths, perhaps smart men who have, to a degree, even rationalised the nonsense … yes, men of the same ilk, deeply, seriously, completely bonkers … passing themselves off as sane.

  10. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    tarrant says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 01:59

     

     

    Hhahahahahahaha! How could i forget about that fs! Disappointed in myself is an understatement!

  11. Sixteen roads,

     

     

    I feel you have a firm grasp of football’s true meaning.

     

    Lenny,indeed,is a Celtic man.

     

     

    tarrant,

     

    “similar yet different enough to find something new”

     

    What an all inclusive,erudite choice of phrase.That alone shows your non-hun credentials.

     

    I think i’d like to spend some time in your company,a few beers,tunes and discussion.Yeah,sounds good.Just like this;

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FHuoU7Ahp4

  12. Appreciation of good music is an inbuilt Tim thing. I’m convinced of that.

     

     

    An oxymoronic Hell Yeah! and Amen To That!

     

     

    Every now and then someone lists all the arty tims vs all the arty huns (um, Wet Wet Wet and the lads out of Travis who aren’t Noel). Well-kent Tim and arty type Dr James MacMillan partially explains this by citing Calvinism and its attributed emphasis on values and behaviours emphasising (the Pradestant) work ethic and utilitarianism; but doesn’t really explain the other side – why Tims are so great an at.

     

     

    Part of it is I think due to the way that a lot of great art, pre-Reformation, was in churches, commissioned by churches, and art was presented to the people as a way to worship God by making it, and a route through which others could worship, could somehow envision his glory. Luther, and subsequently Knox and Calvin, opposed the church partly on the grounds of its/Her wealth and extravagance, and arguably, in the context of the time, they had a valid argument there – can you imagine the cost of the Sistine Chapel were it to be commissioned today, and the debate as to whether that would be a correct choice for the church to spend its money in the face of horrific poverty among its/Her children? Although they could probably get some Polish lads to do it at the weekend cash in hand…arf arf arf.

     

     

    So…deep-rooted mistrust of art as not a suitable way of honouring God therefore a waste of time, only worthy toil honours him. Hence Wishing I Was Lucky and Sweet Little Mystery is the end-product of the Reformation.

  13. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    And the Green Brigade,whom stayed faithful and defiant,at home and away – when things were not going good.Nothing but respect for them.

     

     

    There are one or two things I could say about Martin O’Neill,but I won’t,out of respect for a lot of the Celtic supporters whom hold him in such high regard.

     

     

    In my opinion though,Neil Lennon is a better manager.Why?Because Lenny isn’t afraid to make changes when they are called for.O’Neill would never bring a sub on,or change tactics.Martin O’Neill was afraid to gamble,Lenny isn’t.It is sensible not to gamble,but sometimes you have to.

     

     

    Anyway:

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMtRqy7Kohw

  14. There are one or two things I could say about Martin O’Neill,but I won’t,out of respect for a lot of the Celtic supporters whom hold him in such high regard.

     

     

    I have said this before: when Martin joined us, he did not say he would crawl through broken glass to join us – he told us that’s what his dad said to him. Not a big deal, but many of us forget or deliberately misremember that line. The big deal is this: MON gave us, and gave me, Seville. And many other things and places and treasured memories, but Seville above all else. A game we lost, yet still my finest moment as a Celt, and thousands of others agree.

     

     

    I remember, after we put out Vigo, a conversation on the bus about how far we would go in Europe for it to be ok if the huns won the league – what level of Euro achievement was worth sacrificing what would have been three in a row? Our consensus was the quarter-finals, maybe the semis. MON exceeded all expectations, much as he had done in his first season, much as he had done in his first huns game.

     

     

    In my opinion though,Neil Lennon is a better manager.Why?Because Lenny isn’t afraid to make changes when they are called for.O’Neill would never bring a sub on,or change tactics.Martin O’Neill was afraid to gamble,Lenny isn’t.It is sensible not to gamble, but sometimes you have to.

     

     

    Kind of agree – as a young manager he has a lot to learn, and to learn it quickly; managing us gives him little room for mistakes that he can learn from. If nothing else, he is extraordinarily brave. But we knew that anyway.

  15. tarrant,

     

    So far me like The Notwist.

     

    One of the greatest pleasures i take from life is new,until-now unheard of music/bands.

     

    Not only are you a fellow Celtic mhan but your musical hue is bright and refreshing.

     

    Eternal thanks mo chara.

  16. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    tarrant says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 02:49

     

     

    Great post sir.That is the thing about life,and football.We are all striving for perfection,not in ourselves,but in other people.The thing that O’Neill did,that disappointed me most,happened outside of football.Now,i am no high-flyer myself,but i have certain principles that i will stick to,no matter what.I will not budge,stubborn about certain things i am.And being stubborn is no kind of virtue.

     

     

    Where we are from,to a certain degree,moulds us into what we are,and what we believe in.Personally i do not respect him.He is a great man,without question,but some folk would argue that Hilter,Stalin and Thatcher were great people,and they all were,in certain aspects of their lives.But that doesn’t make their actions right.

  17. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    tarrant says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 02:58

     

     

    Music of the spheres was his greatest work.

  18. tarrant says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 02:31

     

     

    And isn’t Wishing I Was Lucky a cover, or a ‘borrowed’ song at that?

  19. One of the greatest pleasures i take from life is new,until-now unheard of music/bands.

     

     

    Right back atcha.

     

     

    My brother and I buy each other 3 CDs at Christmas, with the challenge to each other being

     

    1) he hasn’t heard of the band and

     

    2) he likes it.

     

     

    Because our tastes are similar though catholic and eclectic, we usually fail on (1) and succeed on (2).

     

     

    My wife despairs of my music collection, partly on grounds of space but mostly on grounds of knowability, for want of a better term. However, I have extended her listening range from CDs by Take That, George Michael and Madonna to include concerts by Civil Wars and Nick Cave, among others. She now enjoys rather than endures Jools Holland.

     

     

    I still can’t get her to dig this though, despite a desperate attempt in a New York bar during which I enlisted two barmaids and a regular in making my case.

     

     

    http://youtu.be/6FFUwIrT0jg

     

     

    “You singers are spineless

     

    As you sing your senseless songs to the mindless

     

    Your general subject love is minimal

     

    Its sex for profit”

     

     

    She thinks that rap is sexist and/or shouty. More worryingly she kind of thinks that MOBO is inverted racism. But she does like her Otis and her Sam. I have shown her Spike Lee’s best joint, and she was glad when Mookie fecked the bin through the window, and suitably outraged at Radio Raheem’s fate. It’s a long journey for a Fife Calvinist but we’s gettin there.

  20. TootingTim

     

     

    butt in or out all you like…but as Chuck D once said in a letter to the New York Post, GET YOUR SHIT CORRECT!

     

     

    Love Is All Around would have been the Wets most famous cover version. A shit cover by a shit band of a shit song by a not shit band. Don’t know about their other songs. They’;re all shit, whoever wrote them.

     

     

    Sorry under 12s, but to be honest, being exposed to swear words is better than being exposed to shit music. Ask my kids – John, Paul, George, and Christy.

  21. BABASONICOS71 says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 03:29

     

     

    I’ve always wanted to compose one of those gigantic posts you read on here regularly but have always come up short.I obviously don’t possess the necessary skills.Hence i continually post CHOONS!

     

     

    And your choons are ace.

     

     

    Here’s one recipe for a long impressive looking post:

     

     

    combine those two things you love – well, you already do, and have posted about it already tonight – pick 5 songs from your life that you can relate to moments supporting Celtic, and write a paragraph (which is really only 2 or 3 sentences) about each – why did you pick it, what Celtic game or player or supporting experience does it remind you of?

     

     

    If nothing else, that’s going to be 5 good links to 5 good choons. Feile ’12 starts here!

  22. BABASONICOS71 says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 03:23

     

     

    Sixteen roads to Golgotha says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 03:11

     

    tarrant says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 02:58

     

     

    Music of the spheres was his greatest work.

     

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     

     

    W R O N G !

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g09GzbctlA

     

     

    Yeah it’s all about opinions, but sometimes there are facts.

     

     

    This is in fact and actuality their greatest moment.

     

     

    http://youtu.be/2BfnXX7EvhM

     

     

    Not the best version but I’m hoping someone here, was there.

  23. tarrant says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 03:30

     

     

    Ha, cheers.

     

     

    It takes a nation of millions to hold us back…

  24. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    BABASONICOS71 says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 03:23

     

     

    Ah mate.That was not Ian Brown’s work alone,that was a collaboration.

     

     

    I am indifferent to it all now anyway.At one time back in the late 80’s,early 90’s – when I was about 15 or 16,we used to listen to the Monday’s and the Roses,wear the baggy gear,and indulge in the LSD.When the rave scene was in full effect,those bands kind of counter-acted the acid house music,that we loved so much.

     

     

    I played it all out myself.Introduced a lot of people to the music afterwords,but it’s not the same anymore.I suppose it’s just like me going back in time now myself.Recently I have “discovered” the likes of The Doors,Pink Floyd,Dylan and the trippy Beatles music.But when ya tell the folk that listened to it in the original days,it’s the same sort of reaction.

     

     

    My missus said to me that we have got to go and see the Roses,i said that i would rather not,my main excuse being that the Completes were better,and that Ian Brown can’t sing,and we’ve seen him lots of times before,blah,blah,blah.KOL were the same,great at the start,but then it gets commercial,and ya don’t want to listen to it no more.

     

     

    It was,and still is top quality music.I enjoyed it at one time,it’s good to see others enjoy it all the same…

     

     

     

     

     

    Nah,im a liar! Powerful post mo chara,never get fed up listening to that music,just like i will never get fed up watching Celtic! (even though a never got to see the Lions,or the Quality Street Kids!)

     

     

    Great stuff.Thanks for posting! :)

  25. tarrant,

     

     

    Those “gigantic posts” i bleat about,well if you knew my mental disposition you’d realise where my problem occurs.The only reason i’m able to communicate on here is because of my anonymity.And my love of Celtic and music.

     

    Honestly mo chara,i’m a deadbeat in modern society terms and have no material worth or motivation.If it wasn’t for the fact i have khids this post would be impossible.

     

    I reckon my mindset is best summed up by this;

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz7hPArVUqM

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