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. Dunno if this will work or not but this was sent to Tom English by CQN’r hairlikespaghetti following the exchanges on Twitter last night about the breaking of the EBT story, new media, old media etc.



    Anyone on Twitter should be following @HLSpaghetti (and @SwanseaBhoy1 of course).



    Anyway, here it is:



    Tom, not sure exactly what happened last night – we seemed to be conversing in a civil manner when you inexplicably cut me off mid chat.



    You tweeted the following: I’m sure there are things all journos would like to write re Rangers’ problems, but burden of PROOF is rightly very high. Bloggers different



    I then questioned why journos had not chosen to do more ‘opinion’ pieces or why it was OK for the Scottish football media to print rubbish such as the coffins at Celtic Park or get away with the drivel regarding succulent lamb or super-casinos



    Maybe I wasn’t clear enough, but the point I was attempting to make is that the Scottish sports media have for years been happy to run stories without any proof if it suits them. I suggested that in the case of the Ibrox financial debacle, some ‘journos’ have chosen just to look the other way.



    Your discussion on Twitter tonight with @celticrumours does you great credit in that unlike most journos, you are happy to use and converse using ‘new media’ outlets and are open-minded enough to admit you were wrong regarding Darrel King being the first to run the EBT story.



    This demonstrates that contrary to what some say, online blogs do have a place in sports and investigative journalism in Scotland. Sites like CelticUnderground, RangersTaxCase, the @Pmacgiollabhain blog and CelticQuick News have been pushing this story for close on two years now without fear of litigation. The reason they do this is because they dont need to write ‘cosy’ stories that wont impact readership numbers. They dont need to stay ‘on message’ when writing about a certain club and its finances for fear of losing access if they dare to stray ‘off message’ (see the BBC for recent proof of this).



    My point is not the fact that the story has always been there. My point is that for the greater part, the Scottish sports press have chosen to ignore it.



    You tweeted that @JoeClark64 Bloggers get something wrong and nobody remembers. Journalists get something wrong and nobody forgets. Lawyers chiefly



    The accessibility of historical blogger info on the internet proves that this assertion is wrong. The fact that @celticrumours was swiftly able to put you right on the Darrel King claim demonstrates this. Bloggers operate under the same set of laws as journalists. Where they differ is that they aren’t answerable to any editorial policy. As far as I am aware, nobody from CelticUnderground, CQN, RangersTaxCase or even Phil McG have been taken to task by these lawyers you refer to when writing about Rangers financial ‘oversight’. If these ‘new media’ types have the belief, the strength of mind and tenacity to print the truth without fear of prosecution, why has it not been the same for the elder statesmen of our fourth estate?



    I hope this helps explain the point I so crudely failed to put across earlier within the constraints of 140 characters. It was never my intention to come across as crass or derisory earlier this evening. I follow you on Twitter because what you tweet interests me. Nothing more than that. I choose not to read the Scotsman for a multitude of reasons, one of which I explained to you earlier.



    And just a final point. If you took offense at the suggestion that one or more of your colleagues has lied, might I suggest you google Mr Keevins ‘stories’ about Artur Jorge becoming the new manager, or Mark Viduka moving to Bayern Munich (he saw the contract, dont you know!!) or even his piece on Shunsuke Nakamura moving to Bologna which left the Italian clubs president ‘astounded of forehead’?



    It seems that the burden of PROOF hasnt always been necessary after all……




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  2. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    VP-Mrs Bing is working so armchair or hopefully Farm when she gets home.I would have taken Baby Bing to her gran’s if it was a CP game.

  3. up_over_goal- Forster? Is Zaluska injured? :-)



    Paddy has previous v the Bairns, bench at best though.



    Did anyone catch Neil’s press conf when a LLoyalist (halfwit Iain King by the sound of it) asks- “With Dan back and the likes of Wilson back how are you going to get your squad down to 18 players?”


    Neil (with contemptuous stare)- “What do you mean get it down…. I’ll pick 18 players”




  4. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    Can they not get it through their thick as pigshit skulls that their club cheated everybody else to win titles and do they not listen to Keevins’ employer backed bad attitude towards Celtic on the radio?



    I am disgusted that humanity has thrown up this stomach wrenching,diametric opposition to fairness and common sense which writhes in spastic delusion,they make me sick to think of the depths they will plummet to escape accepting what mirrors reflect back at them.

  5. See wee Watty Smith predictingRangers returning to the Pre Souness days if there is no investment in the squad. The bears will be happy at a return to the sectarian signing policy of that time.



    Started posting that meaning it to be tongue in cheek but it occurred to me while doing so how Orwellian the silence, the lack of reference to that policy is.



    What church do you attend?



    Nah, cannae play here.



    Never, ever hear a discussion about that football Club in that historical context.



    Depressing really.




  6. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 says:


    29 January, 2012 at 10:48



    Lame excuse,have you gave the wean her


    pocket money yet?

  7. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on




    Checked out your band,particularly liked Black Hearted Woman,methinks the intro was pilfered from the Doors song Wildchild.



    They like using the ole bottleneck too the Allmans and I didst realise they did yon top gear tune too.

  8. GoogyBhoy – unbelievable poster! Never liked Liverpool (actually I did when I was wee, cause Kenny D played for them, but I got that out of the system early on!) like them less now.



    I wonder did they do the same when the PIRA took the city centre apart by the way?



    Can see it now: Thank you militant Irish Republicans for wrecking Manchester!



    I am sure that one would have escaped media attention!

  9. South of Tunis



    “May” to describe what CSKA can do is good word. Izolator Boguchwala , Barcelona, Ferencvaros MAY also go for Jelavic.






    I hear that Brozek spoke to the Scottish press. No, he did not speak to the Scottish press , to the Polish press , to any other press.


    Facts are:


    He got green light from Trabzonspor to speak with Celtic.


    He is in Glasgow today.


    He will have medicals tomorrow.


    Very likely will sign the contact tomorrow.


    The truth in in Paul’s article and that I’m best driver in Poland.

  10. the hooped crusader on

    Thought and prayers for our friend down under.


    May his recovery be swift.



    God bless Gold Coast Tom.



    You’ll never walk alone.

  11. Just picked up on the news re Tom Mc Laughlin (GCT). My hopes and best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

  12. Brozek played for Wisla Krakow, the team who I don’t like but he is good guy. I don’t believe he would speak to anybody before the deal is completed.

  13. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    L’N’McMjallby- what kind of wrenching,diametric opposition to fairness and common sense mentions the Doors in the same breath as the mighty Allman Brothers ;/)



    ‘Jessica’ [which is the TG theme tune] was recorded after the death of the great Duane, and it shows.

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

    Tom McLaughlin



    Sorry to hear your news this morning.



    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  15. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    ‘Coricidin’ is an American cough remedy, bro Duane used an empty Coricidin bottle to weave his ole bottleneck magic.

  16. “All football clubs are equal, but some football clubs are more equal than others.”(Orwellian)



    I’m quite enjoying watching Traynor and his ‘Squealers’ spreading disinformation about their demise and openly stating there is no way they’d be allowed to drop down divisions etc. What if they did? Would the journos join the refs in strike action?



    When we were in financial difficulties and fighting for fourth and fifth place in the league it was Celtic RIP headlines and photo stunts with coffins outside Celtic Park.



    Dry your eyes! Good riddance.

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

    Watching the golf.



    Tiger Woods hits his drive into a fairway bunker.



    He then hits the ball out of that bunker into a greenside bunker.



    Hell, I can do that!



    Don’t know what all the fuss is about, I really don’t!

  18. .



    Just popped in to see How Tom was.. Thanks TT.. I know his Nephew and was Going to Contact.. So cheers for the update..



    Thoughts and Prayers with Tam and his Loved ones..







  19. Zbyszeck ——-



    Very important to use /may /might if you want to to cover your rumor mongering posterior –



    There are lots of truly entertaining Italian websites which specialize in transfer speculation . They earn a living from the related advertising hits .



    I liked this one a lot ——–



    ” Lazio might swap the unwanted Cisse for Rangers Glasgow’s Jelavic but the Scottish Club may choose to accept the 6 million Euros that Genk are rumored to have offered for the Croatian bomber “