Getting it right at the back against Fenerbahce


Jozo Simunovic has had an unusual first month as a Celtic player. His solitary appearance came in the Amsterdam ArenA two weeks ago, injury has kept him side-lined since, but there’s a good chance he’ll face Fenerbahce in two days’ time. It takes a lot for a 21-year-old to make his club, then home, debut in these circumstances.

Getting it right in defence on Thursday will be the most important area of the field for Celtic. The responsibility to attack normally lies with the home team in Europe but Fenerbahce will attack for all they’re worth at Celtic Park. A home defeat to Molde means that even a draw away to Celtic would put the Turks in a good position. They need a win and will have watched some of our defending this season.

Ronny played it perfectly against Ajax and I’d be tempted to do the same again. We can score against anyone at Celtic Park. Defend properly and we’ll do well.

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Foundation since our Great Scottish Run appeal went out yesterday. The Foundation are currently working with the British Red Cross, Refugee Crisis Appeal, assisting people fleeing war and persecution in the Middle East and Europe. Money raised from this month’s Jock Stein Anniversary game went to this cause, and, in line with many other clubs, €1 from every ticket sold will go to assisting refugees. There’s a lot more to come on this subject.

The work goes on in other areas, of course, as the Foundation works with those who fall through the cracks in society, and sponsors projects with the sick, or families who need assistance. There are a number of us participating in the Great Scottish Run for the Foundation, you can contribute on any of the pages below:

Click here for my linked donation page.

Here for Steve Gunn’s.

Here for Thomas Eman’s.

Here for Robert Doherty’s.

Here for Stephen Hewitt’s.

Here for Kenny O’Neill’s.

If you are running for the Foundation and would like a shout for your donations page, email me, celticquicknews@gmail.com

And it’s not too late to sign up, get the trainers out, and run it yourself!

Thanks for your support.

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  1. Apart from Maybe Lubo…..name another Celtic player …past or present….could have scored a goal like this?







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    13 Feb 2007 – Uploaded by barbedbob


    From a documentary on the Old Firm, hence the voiceover. The slow motion from video is not …

  2. Quonno…








    Henrik was perhaps the most sublime striker to ever strike sublimely in Sublimetown…








    He was never as two footed as Charlie Nick, Lubo or Di Canio……




    Only certain players can score goals like that.

  3. Good evening friends.



    Tonight I’ll be mainly supporting Porto, Lyon, Roma and Kiev.




  4. Captain Beefheart on

    Green pinata,



    I would say aspects of youth development have greatly improved – certainly since the start of The Bunnet days For years, our system was lamentable. Our scouting is better but still not great though. Moreover, we still dump youths who aren’t giants.



    Our advantage has been that many Scottish(and sometimes Irish) youths wanted to play for us, despite Man U wanting them. McGeady, Fotheringham, McGlinchey etc. The worry is that that loyalty may die as premiership dominance continues.



    I would rather have Lennoxtown than not. Scouting must be intensified, especially in England.

  5. Captain Beefheart on

    Tierney must start against the Turks. Oh, keep Blackett and Cifci well away.


    Confident we can beat this mob.

  6. Marspapa



    Ha just on. Tickets in wallet so will bring them tomorrow.



    An extremely happy Bhoy the now :-)

  7. West End of East End on

    Barca are there for the taking tonight, Leverkusen really up for it and 1 up after 22 mins….

  8. What is the Stars on



    Surely the slant you have put on those articles is just another example of paranoia

  9. West End of East End on

    Only positive thing you can say about Diego Costa is that he is a typical Jose Mourinho type of player…

  10. What is the Stars on





    Giving guns to people from Cabra is a recipe for disaster. At least it was when I was growing up there.


    Replicas or not.

  11. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    Arsenal from the best league in the Universe doing everything possible to self-implode



    I see BT is stuck in France with his sick Nigerian cousin and needs some whisky or something send over :-)







  12. Googybhoy,



    They make loads, it’s just you don’t hear about it.



    sky sports had an enlightening prog about it a while back with Collina, Souness and Carragher.




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