Jaroslaw Fojut on Celtic, Lennon and possibly moving this month


Jaroslaw Fojut spoke to a Polish newspaper yesterday on his decision to join Celtic. Our man in Poland kindly transcribed:

When asked if he would like to move to Celtic this month, Jaroslaw said, “If I move to Celtic this winter a convenient outcome for all sides would need to happen.  If I need to stay in Wroclaw until the end of the season it will not be a tragedy.  My decision to sign for Celtic is not going to change my dedication to Slask.

“Whatever the outcome, I will not be aggrieved.

“The people at Slask offered me a good contract.  Before I signed for Celtic I met Slask chairman, Piotr Wasniewski and explained my situation.  I wanted to play fair with the club who were always fair with me.

“Money was not the main reason I decided to go to Scotland.  I do not have to justify myself by telling you what kind of club Celtic is and the real reasons behind my decision.

“My agent told me about signals from other club but there were no concrete offers.  Celtic were determined to sign me and when their offer came in I did not look for other options.

“I expect competition for a place in the Celtic team to be high but when I get a chance to play I will make good use of that privilege.  I have not spoken to Neil Lennon yet but I am aware of what he has said about me and look forward to meeting him.

“I remember playing against him when he was with Nottingham.  I think we played twice in the cup and once in the league but could not be sure.

“I planned to call Lukasz Zaluska and ask what it was like at Celtic but what if he told me things were bad there?”  Which Jaroslaw laughed at.

“Lukasz and I will have lots to talk about, we are both Legia supporters.

“I’m not going to argue about whether the Scottish or Polish league is better, everyone is entitled to their opinion on this.  I’m pretty sure we have no club in Poland who can compare to Celtic, whatever aspect you analyse, economic issues, organisation, supporters, stadium or anything.

“Let’s not forget Celtic play in Europe every year and battle for the biggest prizes.

“In a way going to Celtic is a dream come true but my dreams will have to change.  I will not going the Bhoys and feel happy, my ambitions will have to move on.  I am sure Lionel Messi still has something to win and achieve.  He has never been the champion of the world and that is why he must improve.  I’m pretty sure I will not be short of incentives.

“Celtic is a very big deal for me but you do not climb the mountain and say, OK, I’m done.

“My acclimatisation is going to me easier in many aspects.  I know the British game, I know what the coaches expectations are.  During my years in England I learned the language so I’ll not have problems with communication.”

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  1. On Pawel Brozek from Trabzonspor to Rangers.


    Polish lad said that he wants to move to the club where he can get the games. He said that a move is a must. His coach understands the situation before Euro 2012 and player can find the club for next six months of his career.



    I don’t want to be Daily Record and write: He told us but…


    Polish newspapers say that Rangers want Brozek on loan and loan deal for six months is possible.


    The problem with that deal is that Rangers want Trabzonspor to pay whole Brozek’s wages to the player. They don’t want to pay 2000 euros, 1000 euros.


    I can’t say more. They don’t want to pay even equivalent of Rangers FC nominal value.


    Trabzonspor agreed to participate in percent of Brozek’s wages but don’t want to pay his whole wages when he is on loan to Rangers. I’m not kidding. This is what I read in the newspapers here.

  2. Bada Bing



    I agree. He has roughly the same stats as Chris Killen over 12 seasons.



    No more squad players please.

  3. According to STV today,



    A sheriff will decide if Rangers owner Craig Whyte has to pay out almost £90,000 to a roofing company.



    One Stop Roofing Supplies Ltd is pursuing Mr Whyte’s Tixway UK Ltd for the money in a civil case.



    The roofing firm claims Mr Whyte’s company owes £86,127 for supplies bought by another company, Snowcast UK Ltd, owned by the Rangers chairman’s friend Chris Keatings.



    Glasgow Sheriff Court heard on Thursday that Mr Whyte allegedly agreed to take responsibility for the payment of goods ordered by Snowcast UK and that an agreement to do so has been breached.



    At an earlier hearing, businessman Mr Whyte told the court Mr Keatings, an old friend, introduced him to Robert Jenkins, who runs One Stop Roofing.



    He opened an account with the company in case he wanted to order supplies to use on his home, Castle Grant, in Grantown on Spey.



    Mr Whyte said he never made any order and no deliveries were received, although it is estimated between 600 and 800 invoices for Snowcast UK orders were sent to his home and office in Glasgow.



    The Rangers owner, who took over the Ibrox club last May, claimed he only saw the “first batch” of invoices and had a member of his staff send them on to Mr Keatings. When asked why his father, who worked at the office, never raised any concerns about the invoices being received for goods he had not ordered, he said there was “no degree of urgency” because Snowcast were paying for them.



    He said he gave money to Mr Keatings’ company as a loan with a view of making a return on it, but denied ever agreeing to cover the cost of orders made to One Stop Roofing.



    It was put to him by QC Alistair Clark that he was contacted by Mr Jenkins regarding a Tixway debt because they had agreed he would be paying for the orders.



    But, he denied this and said the only discussions he had with the One Stop Roofing owner were over the money owed by Snowcast UK.



    Mr Whyte said: “I was happy to help Mr Jenkins recover any money he was owed from Snowcast. We had a similar objective there.”



    The court heard Whyte became the director of Tixway after a seven year ban from being a company director. When asked why he was banned he answered he could not recall without any documentation what it was about and he would not want to say in open court and be incorrect.



    After hearing evidence and submissions from both parties, Sheriff Nigel Ross will issue a written judgment at a later date.




    Memory problems again!

  4. can anyone help with this one please ?



    my older brother remembers bein at a couple of games as follows…



    “One I remember was Dixie Dean scoring a hatful in back to back weeks for the buoys versus Hibs. 5-0 and 6-3. I think he may have scored all six to lift the Scottish Cup.”



    does anyone have any info on this ?







  5. So, maybe it’s time we hear the voice from Rangers side:


    Oh, God. Give us a player. Let it be the Catholic, let it be the Pole, we will accept every piece of footballer you give us but please, may an transfer in is going to happen.


    The Pole? Hmm.

  6. Why is there no weather reports at night.



    Good night from a wet, windy, hailstone Manchester.



    Garry Hooper will go nowhere. He may never win a League Cup and Scottish Cup and SPL winners medal or any others esp at Southampton or West Ham.


    Cmon the Hooperman.

  7. lennybhoy



    hope you get up at 11 tomorrow morn..



    you need all the beauty sleep you can get old yin… o))

  8. viewfaethewindae on

    TopCorner says:



    19 January, 2012 at 23:00



    1972 scottish cup final, remember it well 6 to the good bhoys

  9. notthebus says:


    19 January, 2012 at 22:31






    Your memory serves you well and it is indeed a direct quote by the player.



    Naivety in the extreme, I agree.





    Thank you for posting the article which I referred to about Mo Bangura. You’re a scholar and a gentleman.


    gallagher says:


    19 January, 2012 at 22:20






    DavieL says:


    19 January, 2012 at 22:26



    I don’t believe everything I read in the press but I would have been happy if someone at Celtic had come out the next day and issued a clear denial. Sadly that didn’t happen at the time. The words attributed to Mo Bangura were published in not just one but several papers and they do have the ring of authenticity about them as they were reported fairly consistently.






    You have had the benefit of hearing Neil set you straight and the other assembled supporters at tonight’s meeting with regard to Gary and the Southhampton bids a day after the story carried by The Record. Neil nor no one else at Celtic came out and did a similar job with regard to Bangura.

  10. My previous post wasprobably stupid. I will try to do better.


    I wish Rangers to get the Pole who is strong Catholic who will score 80 percent goals for them, who will change stupid part of their crowd. And of course I wish them second place in the league after Celtic first.

  11. MrZ



    remember to keep taking the fruit juice after my favourite tipple Zubrowka or Klosowka…..

  12. Zbyszek says:


    19 January, 2012 at 21:26



    There is a song by Barclay James Harvest made up of the Beatles songs titles – the song is also called “Titles”…lyrics below.



    Might not be what you were after..



    The long and winding road that leads to your door


    Here comes the sun it’s alright people shout for more


    But were you trying to deceive telling me


    All you need is love to succeed


    Across the universe one after nine ‘o’ nine


    I got a feeling for you blue and I feel fine


    I tried so hard to make believe that I’d see


    All you need is love to succeed






    Lady Madonna let it be


    Something in the way you moved me yesterday


    All you need is love so they say

  13. jeez_I_thought_blinker_was_pants on

    Lets hope he does as well as their last Polish player………….Dariusz Adamczuk

  14. The Honest Mistake loves being first on



    Probably the twentieth time I’ve posted this on here, still the myth persists:



    Larsson, currently manager of Swedish side Landskrona said: “Celtic called and asked me, so I told them what I thought about him,” he said. “I spoke to Neil and Johan Mjallby.



    “I said that Mohamed is a clever, intelligent player. He is quick and strong, even if he isn’t even 180cm tall (5ft 9in). And most importantly – he knows how to score.”




  15. johnybhoy



    oh yeh…


    a nice wee Jura any time…don’t think I dislike any whisky,


    even like some of the whiskeys… o))

  16. So all the rumours of the hun being strapped for cash arny true then.



    If they are signing a Swedish and a Polish player, wee craigie must be dipping into the warchest

  17. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy says:


    19 January, 2012 at 23:08



    If and hopefully when he starts succeeding with us i think these questions will reappear,then we’ll get a better idea based on the answers received.



    Time will tell i believe.




  18. was in the pub today(first time this week btw)



    STV news going on about fred the shred having his knighthood taken from him….



    how will they report sir moonbeams when he should be defrocked….?

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