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Celtic head into tasty looking Europa knockout stage

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Some tasty teams dropped into the Europa League knockout stage last night.  The Salzburg (2018 semi-finalist) keeper had a nightmare against Liverpool, ensuring a defeat occurred where a win was required to prevent the Austrians slipping from the Champions League.

Inter, who are second to Juventus is Serie A, also finished third in their CL group after losing at home to Barcelona. Still, only three points separate them from Lazio, who have won their last seven domestic league games and are clearly the form team in Italy, despite losing home and away to Celtic.

Benfica (2014 finalist) thrashed Zent 3-0 but finished their CL group third, a point behind Lyon, while last season’s Champions League semi-finalists, Ajax (2017 finalist), blew it at home to Valencia, losing 0-1 on the night and managing to be eliminated on 10 points.

All four will fancy their chances of reaching the semi-final.  Whoever we face in the first knockout round has reached that stage on merit, but they are unlikely to be stronger than Lazio.  There is a lot of work to do between now and 20 February, when the competition resumes, we’ll see what shape we are in then.

Tom Rogic signed shirt raffle for Celtic FC Foundation

The Celtic squad wore a special shirt for last month’s league game against Motherwell, bearing the Celtic FC Foundation Christmas Appeal logo instead of the normal Dafabet logo on the front, and the words “Christmas Appeal” on the back, instead of the Magners logo.

Tom Rogic’s signed shirt from that day is available for raffle.  Each donation of £10 or more will be entered into a draw, which will take place on Friday 13 December.  The shirt will be posted on Monday 16th (or available for collection at the Hibs game on Sunday 15th).

The Celtic FC Foundation do incredible work throughout the world all year round, but their work with those most in need in the winter months, and for children and families coping with chronic poverty, can give warmth, nourishment, self-respect and  human compassion that some people struggle to find.  All donations go straight to the Foundation.

This is why Celtic exists.  You can enter here at JustGiving.  Good luck and thank you!!

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  1. :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

     

     

    “Hats” off to the mighty Townhead bhoy for this “topper”…………………..

     

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    TOWNHEADBHOY on 11TH DECEMBER 2019 10:31 AM

     

    Gordon Smith eh!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I don’t even think his hair has any credibility.

  2. Did Wiggy also say that Celtic would have been awarded the penalties we are constantly being cheated out of, particularly in cup games, and half the hun team would have recieved red cards on Sunday for unpunished brutal assaults?

     

     

    Wiggy is a spent hun prick.

     

     

    Selective memory as usual.

  3. Let’s get Thursday out of the way and get back to playing well on Sunday.After 2 very poor performances,we need to get back to what we were doing.No more,please,of trying to make Morgan a striker.If Eddy is not fit,Griff or Bayo must play.Ridiculous decision by Lenny.We got 3 points and a Cup playing abysmally,so let’s get a grip.

  4. Asked a question at the end of the previous thread along the lines of, does anyone know if the technology used to show our goal as ‘offside’ on Sunday is what VAR would have used?

  5. PHILBHOY

     

     

    I thought it was a misprint.Really had not heard of the boy.Living in the far flung reaches of the empire LOL,does not help.What position does he play.

  6. BORGO67

     

     

    In answer to your question, I don’t know.

     

     

    If VAR is introduced here it is the huns behind the camera that I fear.

     

     

    Hope you are well my friend!

  7. TURKEYBHOY

     

     

    He’s a midfielder. Don’t know anything about him, so mibbe someone on here can give us some info about the lhad.

  8. Borgo67

     

    A load of nonsense.How many times have we witnessed a goal,then had a look at what VAR checks,still thought it was a goal,or thought,offside,to then see it when they bring out the measurement photos,that we were wrong.VAR is nothing like the TV coverage.Sour grapes because their idols got a decision against them.

  9. It didn’t take Henrik terribly long to go from unknown to legend. Nor for Lubo…

     

    But this wee bhoy Jeremie could outstrip both of them…Oh my days!!! :o)

  10. I’m well PHILBHOY the kids are in full Christmas mode already so it’s a happy time .

     

    Can you imagine we have VAR in Scotland and Stuart Dougal or such like has the decision to make , I share you’re fear.

     

    Hope you’re recovering well from your nasty injury.

  11. Anyone seen the video,of Hun TV direct from Duke St,Tam Selliks Son put it out,on the goons take on the election.Dear God,3 sub-humans,spouting comedy genius.If you have not seen it,make an effort.Priceless.

  12. BORGO67

     

     

    Yes, the huns would cheat us even more than they do!

     

     

    Still a bit to go with the knee, but, no problem compared to others!

     

     

    Take care!

  13. I don’t think we can get Ajax or RB Salzburg as they have been already confirmed as seeded.

     

     

    The possible CL dropouts we could draw are: Club Brugge or Galatasaray, Red Star Belgrade or Olympiakos, Dynamo Zagreb or Atalanta, Bayer Leverkusen or Athletico Madrid

  14. I don’t think we can get Ajax or RB Salzburg as they have been already confirmed as seeded.

     

     

    The possible CL dropouts we could draw are: Club Brugge or Galatasaray, Red Star Belgrade or Olympiakos, Dynamo Zagreb or Atalanta, Bayer Leverkusen or Athletico Madrid

     

     

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    That is in addition to Inter & Benfica

     

     

    A lot will be decided tonight.

  15. Does anyone know how our co-efficient points compare between this year and the year that drops off at the end of the season please?

  16. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    PHILBHOY

     

    this season, we currently have nine points, the season that will drop off at the end of this season, we only got three. So we should see an improvement in our current 46th ranking.

     

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  17. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    PHILBHOY

     

    Hehe, I had to walk up the road to go to the shops. The pavements have about three inches of slush on them, I slipped twice and ma feet are soaking.

     

    That’s enough “play” for me today. 😂

     

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  18. GENE

     

     

    That’s a great site, thanks.

     

     

    Even gives the amount of money earned for participation and wins/draws.

     

     

    Aye, we are doing fine!

  19. Rowley Birkin QC on

    Did anyone else notice that newco could not even bring themselves to have our clubs name on their jerseys.

     

     

    The Celtic shirts followed the tradtion of including the fixture, both teams and the date. Newco only mentioned the fixture, venue and date!

     

     

    Newco’s manager also seems to have a problem saying “Celtic”. Constantly referring to us as “Them”, “Three of their players” etc.

     

     

    Long may their pain last!

     

     

    HH

  20. ROWLEY BIRKIN QC…that’s what happens when you take history/culchur lessons from Jimmy Ding-Dong Bell…

  21. BORGO67 on 11TH DECEMBER 2019 11:34 AM

     

    Asked a question at the end of the previous thread along the lines of, does anyone know if the technology used to show our goal as ‘offside’ on Sunday is what VAR would have used?

     

     

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    No. There wasn’t enough cameras situated at the right spots at Hampden to avail of the EPL VAR system.

     

     

    The angles shown on the replays I’ve seen do not definitively show Julien off side because you can not see where Helander’s feet or shoulder is located.

     

     

    More cameras were needed to use VAR.

  22. In fairness to the sevco manager, I don’t think he passed “O” level English so he may just be thick.

     

     

    Bless!

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