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. brown in goal for hibs



    1 of 5 browns to play for the Celts



    with young Adam in u17s too

  2. videocelts Joe McHugh · Follow


    Genuine interest in Samaras, with Commons fit again and a striker possibly arriving Samaras could be leavin

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    Celtic rumoured to have invited interested parties to bid for Sammy.


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  4. ianinascoli says:


    28 January, 2012 at 15:12



    Reminds me of the title clincher v St Mirren in 2001. Never seen such a one-sided game produce so little in terms of goals and yet provide so much in terms of sheer unadulterated joy.

  5. archdeaconsbench on

    Son of Gabriel says:


    28 January, 2012 at 15:23



    Too many wasted days workin in call centres in my younger days!!



    Clyde saying Brozek deal is done.

  6. tommytwiststommyturns on

    GCT – get well soon and take it easy.



    Kit – well said, what’s in the past should stay there. I was going to say this is just a football blog and people will fall out now and again, but we both know this one can make a big difference sometimes!






  7. Eyes Wide Open on

    notthebus says:


    28 January, 2012 at 15:26



    Great news – if it was confirmed id literally down tools and go and have a bevvie right now!!

  8. Best wishes to Tom McL for a speedy recovery,thoughts with you.



    Wee congrats to Liverpool,always like to see Manure get done over.



    Not got much faith in this but,c’mon the Hibs.



    And lastly,hahaha England’s cricket team,well done Pakistan,especially the spinners.




  9. GrahamSpiers Graham Spiers


    Celtic have completed the signing of Pawel Brozek, the Polish striker Rangers had hoped to sign this weekend.

  10. Wasn’t that bothered about the result at Anfield till one of the commentators it was Celtic v Rangers



    From then on…


    I only wanted one winner,

  11. rfc minimal attacking threat first 25mins



    if hibs get one, bye bye alistair murdoch mccoist mbe



    baws bust






    spoke too soon – goal by davis, nice finish, typical davis



    2nd time he’s burst thro so far in the game



    but hibs came close 2mins beforehand



    1-0 for rfc

  12. He’s clearly looking for the Secretary of State to authorise his release now.



    “The point is that as Walter says, we are heading back to early eighties spending, whereas they are still spending at a much more current market rate. They are not obviously spending EPL amounts as they don’t have the cash, but they are easily outspending everybody else. As Walter implies, how is that fair and what does it do for Scottish football?



    What about that season when Hearts never won the league, and lost it on the last ten minutes of the last game??? You don’t have to hate Celtic to see that Hearts were the best of a very bad bunch that year. And oh yes…the very same pre-Souness years that Walter was talking about.


    Football in Scotland needs to be restructured but that is a very different matter altogether.”

  13. Neil Lennon is ainm dom (nohunlover) on

    For one of the Bhoys in the occupied six counties, just saw Michael O’Neill interviewed on BBC at half time in the League Cup final up there. Is he a Hun?

  14. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Hibernian are a poor lot if they stay up this season it will really show how poor the SPL really is.There defence is virtualy non existant if the orcs dont win by 3 or 4 today I will be surprised.H.H.

  15. Paddy Gallagher on

    2 Bottles of Asti spumante and 6 sausage rolls for sale.


    Please contact the Ibrox press release officer.

  16. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Monaghan1900: 28 January, 2012 at 15:34



    Someone should really remind this eejit that the Huns have spent more money than the rest of the Premier League clubs together, including Celtic, in the past five years.



    It really is sad that these people are so deluded.

  17. Neil Lennon is ainm dom (nohunlover) says:


    28 January, 2012 at 15:37



    For one of the Bhoys in the occupied six counties, just saw Michael O’Neill interviewed on BBC at half time in the League Cup final up there. Is he a Hun?



    Absolutely not. I met him at a Chirsty Moore concert in Embra in early 96 when he was still with Hibs and perpetually linked with a move to us (as a replacement for John Collins). From the conversation we had, Id say he was probably personally disappointed that the mooted move never happened. (Professionally disappointed too perhaps, as his career sort of petered out after Coventry, although did he have a bad injury maybe…? I can’t remember.)

  18. Who is that commentator on the Orc game? Talk about excited when Rangers get the ball. This boy doesn’t need a rubber doll, he just needs replays of Rangers games. Goian, who has just been booked for obstruction, has been just called a most unfortunate player, as the Hibs player should have been booked instead. Diddums, Apparently this is good Rangers football, but this Hibs side could easily have been level, and they must be the worst side in the SPL.

  19. RalphWaldoEllison-is Neil Lennon Season 2011-12 on

    Hibs started like they were scared witless. Now they seem to have woken up to the fact that they are supposed to compete if they want to win.



    Quote from commentator referring to a defender as the ‘Granite Goian’. Wonder which club’s coverage I am streamed into?

  20. rfc match on anyone interested for 2nd half


    via rfc tv, prob tom miller but sound on mute

  21. Monaghan1900 says:


    28 January, 2012 at 15:34



    Again, some really good points:


    -they are heading (at best) back to the early 80s spending.


    -Hearts lost the league just before Souness arrived.


    -Football in Scotland does need restructured.



    btw, the orcs have spent more than us this season :-)