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Ferencvaros, the best since Honved and Videoton

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I am old enough to remember Videoton winning at the Bernabeu and clubs like Ujpest, Ferencvaros and Honved mentioned in respectful tones, but Hungarian football did not troubled anyone for 35 years.  Ferencvaros then got the colours all lined up on their Rubix Cube last season and, as a consequence, present a more considered challenge that we would expect any other season.

The existential problem when facing four qualification rounds against comparative minnows, is that while you will be better than most, or even all, the law of averages suggest that one of them will get everything right on and off the field.  Due to their status in the game, this will be impossible to maintain, but on their day a Videoton can beat Real in Madrid.

This Ferencvaros may be the best team to come out of Hungary in 35 years, but their challenge is now the difficult second album.  The stars aligned last season but the sky is ever-changing and while they may remain a good side, it will be near-impossible for them to perform to as they did last season, by merely drawing in Barcelona, as they did last year against Espanyol.

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  1. I’m not accepting any pish that our strikers are not match fit.

     

     

    Did PAUL67 not post the other day FERENCVAROS game against us tonight would only be their 3rd competitive game of the season?

     

     

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  2. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    If Christie is up front then Neil has overthunk his team selection given that Christie is our most creative player.

  3. Delaneys Dunky on

    How long has Moi Elyounoussi been at Celtic? 12 months?

     

    Why do Celtic supporters still spell his name wrong.

     

    Rips ma knitting, but not as much as the British Unionist troll JHB does.

  4. garygillespieshamstring on

    Rock tree Bhoy

     

     

    Sadly, I am of an age to have seen the Space Ritual tour at the time.

  5. Neil does like a curveball to accomodate the usual suspects in big games.

     

     

    Rarely works out though..

     

     

    Big mad Ajeti/Klimala substitution on the 78th minute to look forward to….

  6. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    You would think that Charlie Nic used to play for the zombie team, not sure why he’s hated on here.

  7. Neil’s not going to go with players with no CL experience for us. He needs his ‘big’ players to do their bit tonight. If the team is as posted earlier, I have no issue with it. I trust NFL. He has nothing to prove to anyone.

     

     

    Confident we’ll get a good result.

  8. Think it was Brooney did the gifting last year.

     

    You are a sad man just waiting for Julien to feck up so you can say you called it right.

     

    If you are a real Supporter you should be putting your prejudices aside & getting behind each & every player including Julien, there will be time enough for post postmortems when the game is done.

     

     

    only want the best for my team no matter the opposition , we have £8m allegedly worth of strikers who can’t get a game in from of a midfielder , so we can now add broonie beside Julien and ayer to gift a goal or two.

  9. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    GARYGILLESPIESHAMSTRING on 26TH AUGUST 2020 5:58 PM

     

     

    Rock tree Bhoy

     

     

    Sadly, I am of an age to have seen the Space Ritual tour at the time.

     

     

    _____________________________________________________________________

     

     

    excellent mate – they were some band – big mistake sacking Lennie though.

  10. GENE @ 4:44 PM, CELTIC40ME @ 5:09 PM,

     

     

    Yes, what I mean for various reasons, most think their town has changed and for the better.

     

     

    Hail Hail

  11. 12 months in from Cluj and we’re rumoured to once again be leaving multimillion acquisitions on the bench and playing players out of position.

     

     

    I hope this isn’t true because if it is some serious questions need to be asked.

  12. VFR on 26TH AUGUST 2020 5:49 PM

     

    RC gat a grip. 4-6-0? Really?

     

    More likely to be 4-2-1-3 with Forrest, Elyounoussi and Christie moving across the front line

     

     

    so we have 3 midfielders playing as a front 3

  13. You are a sad man just waiting for Julien to feck up so you can say you called it right.

     

     

    just hope that Julien has got up to speed or is he still getting there as we were informed he is a slow starter.

  14. SUPERSUTTON on 26TH AUGUST 2020 6:05 PM

     

    Where’s Lewis Morgan?

     

     

     

     

    Sitting beside a pool in Miami literally pissing himself laughing.

     

     

    I’ve never been so glad to see Greg Taylor’s name (I know, I know..) as it least in doesn;t prompt Neil to go ‘full tonto’ with Callum at LB…

  15. freethevillage…

     

     

    smiley am doing brawily thing

     

     

    drei zu null heute abend ….

     

     

    hail hail

     

     

    Braw

     

     

    Salford loon ….keep on keeping on…

     

     

    Braw

  16. onenightinlisbon on

    ROCK TREE BHOY on 26TH AUGUST 2020 6:00 PM

     

     

    Tongue in cheek comment re Nicholas surely?

     

     

    A more anti Celtic former player would be hard to find. A bitter, twisted arsehole of a man…

  17. Same with me, was a regular blood donor, but not permitted now due to specific medication.

     

    Unfortunate, but there we are.

     

     

    Please donate if you can

     

     

    HH

  18. Honved SE ticket found on my corkboard, west terracing £3.00

     

    nestling beside a Hipsway stub

     

     

    enjoy the game

  19. Delaneys Dunky on

    Nevermind where’s Lewis Morgan?

     

    We all know he is in Miami.

     

    Where is British Unionist troll JHB.

     

    I demand an answer.

     

    Dug wi a bone CSC

  20. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    ONENIGHTINLISBON on 26TH AUGUST 2020 6:11 PM

     

     

    you must have more knowledge of the man than I do,

     

     

    to me he’s simply an ex celt who wore the hoops and scored against the huns,

     

     

    oh and he talks too much, but thats it.

  21. Today’s starting line up v Ferencvaros ……

     

    Barkas; ElHamed, Jullien, Ajer, Taylor; Brown, McGregor, Ntcham, Forrest, Christie, Elyounoussi,

     

     

    Subs: Bain, Frimpong, Bitton, Soro, Harper, Klimala, Ajeti

  22. Dembele missing too.. obviously leaving.. pity I thought we would have had a chance to see him for a few months at least. The moment her decided to play for England you knew he was not staying here long

  23. garygillespieshamstring on

    Rock tree Bhoy

     

     

    They certainly put on a great show the night we saw them.

  24. If OE isn’t fit then dallas should have been called out (he should have anyway) for allowing that thug connolly to kick him, from behind, with impunity.

     

     

    Wee scumbag like his father.