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As news of the goal deluge from the Bernabeu arrived last night it must have caused some reflection at Celtic. Real Madrid thumped Malmo, our eliminators, 8-0. Malmo are not, after all, this season’s surprise packages.

European football is an unforgiving environment, not just for the minnows. Roma, who are currently second in their Champions League group, lost 6-1 in Barcelona two weeks ago. That result came on the back of Bayern Munich taking a 0-5 lead inside 36 minutes in front of 70,000 fans in Rome in last season’s tournament. Bayern went on to win 1-7 in what was supposed to be a game which changed Roma’s ways.

Roma are a good team, currently fourth in Serie A, but their expansive tendencies have earned them humiliating results against teams capable of exploiting them.

Rule No. 1 in Europe is to be defensively disciplined. If you don’t have that aspect of the game figures out, you are as well not competing.

While John Collins was no doubt sincere in saying he could see tonight’s game far enough, he should be relishing the opportunity to test his defence against a European team. This is our last chance before next season’s qualifiers. It is a precious occasion to test tactics.

Thanks to everyone who has bought Winds of Change, and for the fantastic feedback on what was an incredible era to be a Celtic supporter.

Winds_Caesar

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  1. BMCUWP ignores the bores,scrolls the trolls on

    ALMORE

     

     

    I’ll contact you over the weekend if you’re available re DUBLIN 2016

     

     

    CLOGHERCELT is still recovering from his op,as you know,so we’d best get our heads together,I reckon.

  2. Eddie: I just missed out yesterday when no comments box appeared at the end of the article even though I was logged in.

     

     

    Anyway, back to teaching the kids.

  3. Delaneys Dunky on

    Almore

     

     

    I will be travelling to Stranraer for that tie. One of the few Scottish grounds I have not visited.

     

    Any spare tickets for Stranraer please. Looking for four.

     

    Hail Hail

  4. BMCUWP ignores the bores,scrolls the trolls on

    SIPSINI

     

     

    Howdy,bud. How’s tricks?

     

     

    You still trying to make a silk purse out of Chinese steel?

  5. Is Dave the cross eyed liar in court today.

     

     

    Cant see any reports on the above????

     

     

    Clarencecfc

  6. Making fun of King’s squint is a bit low

     

     

    Especially when he gives us so much other material! GASL? Convicted tax criminal?

  7. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Hoping the hoops show up well in Turkey but that ajax don’t scrape through on our efforts

  8. BMCUW…

     

     

    I’m not too bad mate, cheers for asking.

     

     

    I’ve got a belter of a scarf to take over to Dublin, daughters boyfriend got it for me, supposedly not a lot have been made.

     

     

    Good to see you posting again.

     

     

    Lunch break over, back to machining broken bottles :( HH

  9. BMCUWP ignores the bores,scrolls the trolls on

    BUTSYBHOY

     

     

    Case deferred till tomorrow.

     

     

    The huns are celebrating that as a victory!!

  10. BIG-CUP-WINNERS on

    Delaneys

     

     

    I was having problems with data on my moby too.

     

     

    One suggestion was to have a browser for cqn only. I did this and use Firefox with an ad blocker…

     

     

    It’s working for me

  11. whitedoghunch on 9th December 2015 1:15 pm

     

     

    is John Kennedy really the first teams defensive coach?

     

     

    why ?

     

    ——————————————————————————–

     

     

    I know, I know. I often wonder what he did to deserve that too…

  12. Legia Warsaw and Celtic Glasgow on the list of clubs who will try to sign Adam Gyurcso from Videoton.

  13. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Tyson Fury gives his opinion and now has half the country baying for his blood. Alistair Carmichael tells lies against an opponent and goes to court they agree he lied but never really hurt anyone so no charge to answer.This is loopy the establishment protecting the establishment the public are being played as suckers and truth suffers. H.H.

  14. The native form of this personal name is Gyurcsó Ádám. This article uses the Western name order.

     

    Ádám Gyurcsó

     

    Personal information

     

    Full name Ádám Gyurcsó

     

    Date of birth 6 March 1991 (age 24)

     

    Place of birth Tatabánya, Hungary

     

    Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

     

    Playing position Winger

     

    Club information

     

    Current team

     

    Videoton

     

    Number 7

     

    Youth career

     

    2003–2008 Tatabánya

     

    Senior career*

     

    Years Team Apps† (Gls)†

     

    2008– Videoton 100 (21)

     

    2011 → Kecskemét (loan) 17 (4)

     

    National team‡

     

    2011–2012 Hungary U-21 2 (0)

     

    2012– Hungary 13 (1)

     

    * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2015.

     

    † Appearances (goals)

     

     

    ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 November 2015

     

    Ádám Gyurcsó (born 6 March 1991 in Tatabánya) is a Hungarian football winger who currently plays for Videoton.

     

     

    In the 2010-2011 season, he played for the second team of Videoton FC. With six goals and 14 assists, he was a key player in a great season. In the following season, he was loaned to Kecskeméti TE. His start was promising with good stats and after six months on loan, Videoton FC wanted to get him back at home. Often as a substitute, he got more and more minutes to play. He finished the season with six goals and ten assists in Hungarian top flight.

  15. JOE FILIPPIS HAIRCUT on 9TH DECEMBER 2015 1:34 PM

     

    Tyson Fury gives his opinion and now has half the country baying for his blood. Alistair Carmichael tells lies against an opponent and goes to court they agree he lied but never really hurt anyone so no charge to answer.This is loopy the establishment protecting the establishment the public are being played as suckers and truth suffers. H.H.

     

    Politicians simply lie all the time.

     

    The Carmichael result illustrates that anyone trying to buck the establishment is on to plums.

     

    – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/defending-in-europe/#comment-2733834

  16. GEORDIE MUNRO ,About B T Sports after i asked about getting bt sports for a tenner,a letter arrived from them asking if i would like to get there sports for 9 -99 for 3 months and free H D ,I phoned them up and low and be hold i got it for that price i wasup and running in about 2 hours

  17. mullet and co 2 on

    It looks as though our scouts have finally arrived in Eastern Europe / Balkans. Hope they managed to find another centre half as well as a goalkeeper centre mid and a striker.

     

    Do the scouts all just go to one country and concentrate their efforts there? The fail safe is always those not getting a game in Manchester.

     

    Malmo lost 8 nil because they are rubbish. We would only have lost 3 or 4 nil if we played to our potential and not the kamikaze instructions from Ronny.

     

    I hope we get lucky this transfer window.

  18. This site is, by a long, long way the slowest I have ever encountered on the internet.

     

     

    It also appears to be dying on its feet.

     

     

    I hope whoever is responsible gets it sorted out.

  19. I cannot stomach Carmichael so I have no intention of listening to his pious peter, proclamations of his innocence.

     

     

    More seriously he is a proven liar but parliament is apparently happy to have him as a member.

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