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The stats tell an enticing story, Milan have played thirteen competitive games since beating Celtic and won only two, but you can forget about them right now.  Celtic are good enough to take three points tomorrow but it will require a perfect match plan if they are to do so.

This fixture will hold no fears for Celtic, who have been over similar ground many times before, but they face players vastly more experienced at playing the intensity of football which will be on display tomorrow evening.  If we are to get anything from the game, we will have to subvert a team who will enjoy the majority of possession and territorial advantage, with impeccable defending and expert finishing.

We got it spectacularly wrong against Italian opposition last season, who were considerably weaker than the Spanish opponents who left Celtic Park empty handed, overwhelmingly as a consequence of diverging from the game plan which left Barcelona scrambling for a consolation goal. This is football at a remarkably unforgiving level, as Juventus let us know; you’re not in the SPFL now, Dorothy.

Did you get to speak to the CQN Girls handing out Annuals at the Superstore on Saturday?  We’ve got budget to bring them along for one last time ahead of the Milan game tomorrow.  See the video below for a glimpse of what we were up to on Saturday and thanks to everyone who has bought an Annual!

CQN Book launch – Celtic Park from Partickular Films on Vimeo.

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  1. ryecatcher @ 8.00

     

    “The Orcs AGM won’t happen.”

     

    Care to expand?

     

     

    JJ

     

     

    PS The Sevcorcs were in town last night and, although many won`t like to here this, were , generally, quite well behaved, I walked out to Gayfield and I sensed a kind of resigned atmosphere. ie We know we are not the real Rangers but we simply cannot give up completely……yet.

  2. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS backs JUSTICE FOR THE 'DAM FIVE on

    BEEBAWBABBITY

     

     

    Haha,good point.

     

     

    Irreverence is the by-product of moonhowling on here,where any and all subjects are fair game.

     

     

    We then confuse said irreverence with irrelevance,and end up talking bullocks.

     

     

    You should actually take it as a compliment that we think too highly of your intelligence to think you would join in.

     

     

    But feel free.

     

     

    Hopefully from about 10pm onwards,the blog will be 100% about a stunning display and a magnificent result.

     

     

    And I won’t blinkin’ see it!!!!!

  3. bognorbhoy oscar in my thoughts/ support the dam 5 on

    right that’s it I’m on my way to the station to catch a train , then a plane ,

     

     

    cause i’m on my way to Paradise .

     

     

    HAIL HAIL

  4. DB ….no worries ….the better halves sister lives in Doha …but she was in Doody do land the other week there ,her daughter wanted to swim with the Dolphins…is that right 140 poonds for half an hour?…then she paid 60 poonds for a fillet steak….ffs I could get pissed at well fed for aboot 3 weeks for that …:)

     

    boredhousewifecsc…

  5. Malorbhoy

     

    09:03 on

     

    26 November, 2013

     

    Ticket. Check

     

    Train ticket.Check

     

    Paracetamol.check

     

    Throat spray.Check

     

     

    Ain’t no stinking cold going to stop me today

     

     

    Wife is looking out the insurance policies

     

    See all you ghuys in the bv.

     

     

    My check list is..

     

    Wash the dishes– Check.

     

    Wash kitchen Floor.–Check.

     

    Hover the Carpet.–Check.

     

    Medicines.– Check.

     

    Fix up the tickets.– Check.

     

     

    Good job you’ve got a wife to wipe up after you.–Check.

     

     

    See you in the BF,if I can remember where it is. Check.

  6. Update as 1 error was on original post:-

     

     

    Your head will be fecked after reading this. Interesting one is scenario 2 which would mean we could qualify for CL last 16 with 6 points. Main thing is if we win tomorrow as long as Ajax don’t beat Barca we will have European football after Christmas. Full scenarios outlined but reading that will give you a headache.

     

     

    1. If we win v Milan and Ajax draw with Barca we are guaranteed Europa League

     

     

    2. If we win v Milan and Ajax draw with Barca then we can still qualify for CL by losing at Nou Camp assuming Milan and Ajax draw in last game. Eg. all 3 teams would be on 6 points after 6 games and we would go through as we would have gained the most points in the games between the 3 tied teams.

     

     

    3. If we win v milan and Ajax draw v Barca and the Ajax-Milan game is not a draw then we would need to win in Nou Camp to qualify for CL. We would still qualify for Europa League.

     

     

    4. If we win v Milan and Ajax lose with Barca we are guaranteed Europa League.

     

     

    5. if we win v Milan and Ajax lose with Barca and then Milan and Ajax draw in last game we will need a point in Nou Camp to qualify for CL (unless we have beaten Milan by 3 goals or more in that case we could lose in nou camp and qualify CL.)

     

     

    6. If we win v Milan and Ajax lose with Barca and the Ajax-milan game is not a draw then we would need to win in Nou Camp to qualify for CL. we would still qualify for Europa League.

     

     

    7. if we win v Milan and Ajax beat Barca then we can only qualify for CL by winning in Nou Camp regardless of score in Milan-Ajax game.

     

     

    8. If we win v milan and Ajax beat Barca and milan V Ajax draw in last game we still need a draw in Nou Camp to qualify for Europa League (unless we have beaten Milan by 3 goals or more in that case we could lose in Nou camp and still qualify for Europa League.)

     

     

    9. If we win v milan and Ajax beat Barca and Ajax beat Milan in last game we will qualify for Europa League regardless of our result in Nou Camp. We cannot qualify for CL if Ajax win their next 2 games even if we win against Milan and in Nou Camp!!!

     

     

    10. If we win v Milan and Ajax beat Barca and Milan beat Ajax in last game we will be out of Europe unless we win in Nou Camp. Even a draw in Nou Camp would see us out of Europe (but as described in scenario 7 a win in Nou Camp sees us qualify for CL)

     

     

    11. If we draw v Milan then we cannot qualify for CL regardless of outcome of last game results.

     

     

    12. If we draw with Milan and Ajax win v Barca we will be out of Europe entirely.

     

     

    13. If we draw with Milan and Ajax draw with Barca we would need to win at Nou Camp to qualify AND Milan to beat Ajax in last game to qualify for Europa League.

     

     

    14. If we draw with Milan and Ajax lose to Barca and Ajax lose to Milan we would need a draw in Nou Camp to qualify for Europa League.

     

     

    15. If we draw with Milan and Ajax lose To Barca and Ajax draw with Milan we would need to win in Nou Camp to qualify for Europa League.

     

     

    16. If we draw with Milan and Ajax lose to Barca and Ajax win in Milan we meed to win in Nou Camp to secure Europa League place.

     

     

    17. if we lose v Milan and Ajax beat Barca we are out of Europe entirely.

     

     

    18. if we lose v Milan and Ajax lose to Barca we need to win in Nou Camp and hope Ajax do not win in Milan to qualify for Europa League.

     

     

    19. if we lose to Milan and Ajax draw v Barca we need to win In Nou Camp and hope Ajax lose in Milan for us to qualify for Europa League…………………..AND BREATHE.

  7. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    Good Morning All,

     

     

     

    AC Milan– eh? Tonight we have to lay the ghost of Pierino Prati to rest once and for all.

     

     

    We defeated a better Milan team than this in the recent past but we must move their central defence about when given the chance.

     

     

    I suspect that it is going to be wet.

     

     

    Keep the feed back on the annuals coming guys and let us know when yours has safely arrived.

     

     

    Cheers

     

     

    BRTH

  8. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Oldtim.

     

    Hover the carpet?

     

    Did you buy some knock off materials from intoxicated when they failed to get their new pitch off the ground?

  9. desertbhoy

     

    The majority were inside but I heard this little exchange as I walked towards the griund.

     

    Sevco fan: Good luck,boys.

     

    Arbroath fan: Same to you, mate.

     

    Sevco: Youse`ll need it.

     

    Arbroath: Naw, you`ll need it.

     

    Sevco. Naw,yous`ll need it.

     

    Arbroath: We`re goin tae pump yees.

     

    Sevco: Naw. We`re goin tae pump youse.

     

    There were a few more lines of this witty banter but, as I said, reasonably well behaved……just lacking humour, originality,spontaneous wit and intelligence.

     

     

    JJ

  10. ….braw…

     

     

    yes expensive place and 60 quid for a steak is reasonable. Have unfortunately paid 80 and upwards but that’s what happens when you get blootered fist.

     

     

    140 to just swim with them.. i’d be thinking that was the purchase price.

  11. Morning all.

     

     

    Cant wait ’til KO tonight.

     

     

    Another fantastic Euro night at CP.

     

     

    A few years ago Milan legend Paolo Maldini said that every player should get the chance to savour the atmosphere at CP at least once in their lifetime. He was lucky that he got to experience it twice.

     

     

    Milan ARE in disarray, but that will count for little. However we have an excellent chance to come away with the three points.

     

     

    C’mon the Hoops!

     

     

    HH!!

  12. The Battered Bunnet on

    Reading Lenny’s comments to the press, looks like he’s considering Sammi as point man, Boerrigter and Forrest wide, and Commons behind.

     

     

    That leaves just 2 spots in the centre, and Charlie Mulgrew is a shoo-in for one of them given set piece delivery.

     

     

    With Ledley being a leftie, Brown and Biton suspended and Rogic untempered, looks like Kayal might get the nod.

     

     

    Odd thing is, he had Charlie sitting behind Ledley and Brown on Saturday, a midfield shape more suited to European football than SPL you might have thought.

     

     

    Hey ho.

  13. The Battered Bunnet,

     

     

    Was just about to post something very similar – looks like a 4-2-3-1 tonight from the press talk. A very attacking formation and a big job for the two to do to cover breaks. Ledley is more disciplined that Kayal and so I can see the two lefties getting the start.

  14. I’m hopeful of a positive result for us tonight but theres no way we can take a win for granted against one of europes very top elite . Milan have one of the proudest european traditions and they will not crumble tonight. They are still a team packed with quality. And Italian players are born to defend .

     

    We need a classic Celtic night with every player giving their all for a famous victory.

  15. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS backs JUSTICE FOR THE 'DAM FIVE on

    TALLYBHOY

     

     

    Welcome back,bud.

     

     

    Mail you later on.

  16. Up early ——–sunny day , high teens but feels cold in the shade . Much work to do and then a game to be watched.

     

     

    Will be watching with an in his 80s Inter supporter. Hates Milan but not as much as he hates Rube . We have a deal -my house, my tele, my beer but he is bringing the pre match food/wine and is doing the cooking. He tells me we are having spaghetti carbonara_- he will have made the pasta, the eggs will be from his chickens, the pancetta will be from his pigs, only the parmigiano will have been bought. The man can cook , it will be great [ more than can be said for his ” Nero D’Avola “, which I will politely decline }

     

     

    He , for one, believes the Milan in crisis stuff . Tells me he’s ambivalent about tonight , always great to see those Berlusconi ***** losing but progression followed by an embarrassing doing in the last 16 would be even more of a delight.

     

     

    Pages and pages re ” the crisis ” . Front page of the Fitba Pink says they’re ” in caos and disheartened “.—— They are sure working hard on the misinformation front !

     

     

    Media claiming this is the team ————-{ based on yesterday’s training}

     

     

    4-3 -2-1

     

     

    Abbiati / Abate / Zapata/ Bonera/ Emanuelson// Poli / De Jong / Montolivio/ Birsa /Kaka / Balotelli.

     

     

    Enjoy !

  17. JJ…..

     

     

    The Govan hillbillies would burn the stadium down if the true accounts ever reached an agenda for an AGM.

     

     

    Will be gobsmacked if administration doesn’t happen before AGM is planned.

  18. TootingTim supports Wee Oscar on

    NEILMCCALLUMLENNON

     

     

    Remember Shearer trampling all over a prone Leicester City midfielder….

     

     

    Long dishonourable tradition of english refs under-punishing thuggish behaviour by important England players in domestic games.

     

     

    HH

  19. BMCUW

     

     

    Howdy buddy.

     

     

    Beat me to it!

     

     

    It’s good to be back.

     

     

    Look forward to hearing from you.

     

     

    SOUTH OF TUNIS

     

     

    Small world. I too am having ‘carbonara’ tonight! Eggs from a neighbour’s hens, pancetta and pasta from a local grocer’s. Bottle of a 2008 Barolo standing by!

     

     

    Buon appetito and forza Celtic!

     

     

    HH!!

  20. TootingTim supports Wee Oscar on

    The Sevco Spivs are playing a blinder this season, if they are indeed heading for the ole sale and leaseback.

     

     

    Guess they figured the best way to get this through would be in the context of a winning team on the pitch – hence the absurd overspend.

  21. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS backs JUSTICE FOR THE 'DAM FIVE on

    SOUTH OF TUNIS

     

    TALLYBHOY

     

     

    Sod off,the pair o’ ye!

     

     

    Working tonight,won’t see the game-or decent grub till lunch tomorrow.

  22. BRTH @09 32

     

     

    Ah-Pierino Prati.

     

     

    European Cup Final 1969 ———Bernabeu.

     

     

    75 minutes in ———-Milan 3-1 up on Ajax. Truly fabulous floated pass from the genius ,Gianni Rivera, onto the head of Pierino Prati. 4-1 . Best pass I’ve ever seen !

  23. Tallybhoy

     

     

    In case you missed it, I have changed my moniker from gherrybhoy57. There were 3 gerrys posting at the same time and folk, including the gerrys, were getting confused as feck.

     

    Glad to see you back posting. I read about your technical problems.

     

    So COYBIG tonight. HH