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. DavieL



    Don’t get me wrong, I want Mo to succeed like everyone else does too. As Notthebus says he was very naive. Celtic are too big a club and we have a seriously huge and dedicated support (I think the most fanatical support in world football) and we don’t want to be treated lightly by young players who have achieved nothing in the game.



    Whatever else he needs to learn he needs to learn about respect and gratitude.

  2. Fin75



    Thanks for BJH. I completely forgot about them.




    Maybe, but I can dream ;-)

  3. TC



    Great film…



    De Niro – “I’ve got two words to say to you…….shut the f&*% up!!!!”

  4. Ceaser67



    when a drink whisky a drink whisky….



    when a drink water a drink water…..



    Good scottish tap water at that…. o)))

  5. Cults



    They have not sold embdy yet.



    Granda weir is off the books and the wonder boy fleck is out on loan, that would be it, unless they are doing a sone aluko

  6. C67



    I like a bit of ice in my whisky but I have been told to drink it neat


    leave a little in the glass add water and let the aroma come out…



    but I don’t really take any notice of anything I am told… o))



    if you are still about,i spoke to my travel agent pal re your holiday,their take on it is


    that your travel agent should offer you something of a similiar standard but unfortunately you


    are responsible for any difference in price,if thats not acceptable they should offer a full refund,


    my pal works for thomas cook but i guess all companies would be much the same

  8. THE EXILED TIM says:


    19 January, 2012 at 23:23





    The money they saved by letting out fleckidinho and especially Weir will free up a little dosh. Weir


    must be on maybe £12 to £15 grand, so they could probably bring in two players on say 7k a week.


    Something was not right the way der hun treated weir this season, maybe something to do with appearances/bonus etc.



    On a lighter note the kind chaps from Amazon delivered the second season of breaking bad this morning.



    Hail Hail

  9. gordybhoy64



    cheers mate, after further investigation Thomas Cook are the same company as the other mob…



    the fight goes on, we are grinding them down(just like a 15 point deficit)….







    This time last year I lucky enough to meet you and your bhoy… hope to see you soon…




  10. CultsBhoy loves being 1st on




    I’ll be shocked if at least one first 11 player doesn’t depart…hopefully Jelavic or McGreggor..

  11. i know there are people saying we should sell players when the big bids come in incase we miss the boat.



    but we wont miss the boat with players in thier mid 20s so long as we dont allow contracts to run down. once a player has 2 years or 1 year left and 1 year option we get them to sign on for longer, if they dont sign on for longer we move them on.



    buying younger players and letting them develop means we should always get a few good years out of them as well as a good return. however few of these players will reach their full potential at celtic.



    MON built a great celtic team, but it was full of established players who were never going to have a good sell on value. hence, the massive losses over that time and the inability to reinvest after that generation/ team departed.



    WGS ~ not everybody’s cup of tea but won three leagues, but same problem in we had a right good few player’s but missed out on resale outwith mcgeady



    want lenny to enjoy the same success as both MON & WGS but dont want the same rebuilding every 3-5 years



    find a winning formula then make small changings (1/2, players out and in) every year keep scouting and identifying good young players, pay 1-2 million to get them at 17, 18 and 19 because we wont be able to get them when they are in their 20’s.



    sell after they have done something for the club and create a cycle of players in and out



    50% split of transfers on identifying and bringing in the best young players possible and investing in the celtic triangle to develop sustained incoming revenue. increasing potential income and ability to offer better wages to players.



    all european monies should be used to develop celtic park, celtic triangle etc… with a long term view.



    maybe just maybe if we do this we will be able to hold onto our quality players for longer periods of time and will see more sustained period of onfield success.

  12. gordybhoy64



    Ill let you know mate…





    I have had three call from some mob giving me tips.. all have lost…



    are you phoning me on a daily basis to up your profits? o))

  13. Palacio67



    The press were saying that granda was on 10k, I know that they can bring in cheaper players, but ffs, what agent alive would reccomed that any of their players would join the hun just now, the mind boggles.



    Unless it’s no gonna happen :>)

  14. stephbhoy says:


    19 January, 2012 at 23:44



    Great post. We are getting into a position where we can achieve what you suggest. Building a squad and then maintaining it by limited judicious buying and selling and maintaining continuity of quality over time thus ensuring that we should always have a high standard of team on the park.

  15. our own Dixie Deans



    copied from Wiki, but hey ho, on reading it most of it is what i know anyways, apart from him being from Johnston, maybe Catman or Saltires can pop in and mention how he was rubbigde when they marked him.










    John Kelly Deans (born in Johnstone 30 July 1946[1]), commonly known as Dixie Deans was a Scottish footballer. He played centre-forward for Celtic in the 1970s, under the management of Jock Stein, and was a prolific goal-scorer. He was nicknamed “Dixie” in honour of the great English & Everton F.C. centre-forward Dixie Dean.



    Deans joined Motherwell from Neilston Juniors in 1965 and spent six seasons with the Fir Park side.[2] He signed for Celtic in a £17,500 deal in 1971 and played for the Hoops until 1976. During this time he scored 132 goals in just 184 games for the club and set several scoring records. The six goals he struck in a defeat of Partick Thistle is a post-war record for goals scored in a single game, especially notable as Partick’s goalkeeper on the occasion was the Scotland custodian Alan Rough. He is also the only player in Scottish football history to twice score a hat trick in a major cup final, achieving the feat in the 1971-72 Scottish Cup final and the 1974-75 League Cup final , both against Hibernian.



    He is probably best remembered for the part he played in the semi final of the 1971-72 European Cup, where Celtic were paired with Internazionale, who they had beaten in Lisbon five years earlier. The two legs and extra-time failed to yield a single goal and so the tie proceeded to penalties.



    Dixie, who had come on as a substitute, took the first for Celtic, firing it high over the bar. Inter then scored all five of their penalties and moved onto the final against AFC Ajax. That was the first time ever the penalty shootout was used to determine a winner in UEFA European club competitions, so Deans holds the distinction of being the first player to miss in a shootout.



    Deans earned two caps for the Scotland national football team in 1974[3] but a year later was transferred to Luton Town in a £20,000 deal. He spent a month on loan to Carlisle United in 1977 and played briefly with League of Ireland side Shelbourne (5 league games, no goals) before moving to Australia to play for Adelaide City.[2] He is still a hero to the Adelaide fans for his goal-scoring abilities when he was the leading scorer in Australia in 1977/78. He returned to Scotland with Partick Thistle in 1980, where he retired.[2]



    Deans is now a match-day host at Celtic Park, where he entertains corporate facility guests along with other Celtic legends. He is also involved with business interests in Glasgow, owning “Dixie’s” pub in Rutherglen as well as being involved with former Celtic player Tommy Callaghan in the firm Esperanza Property Development, a company that buys, renovates and sells properties throughout Central Scotland.

  16. BT



    The young fella is in Aberdeen at the moment, he got his card today so he can at least work on the building sites, still hopefull he gets a start on the rigs.


    I am intending to get over before the end of the season, but without a baby sitter for the devil dogs and the cat things…….cos the Mrs wants to come over as well.



    I’m sure I will work something out, and this time more than a couple of hours would be good.

  17. TeT



    look forward to it…



    you have a devil dog over here in ole canamalar…. o))



    on that note I’m off before he has a go at me….



    hail hail and KTF bhoys and ghirls…

  18. doh,




    and i missed out the tag ! hash tag ! or glad bag !



    or whatever the tweetish call it.






    TopCorner says:


    19 January, 2012 at 23:00

  19. BT,


    my profits are healthy enough without your couple of quid thanks:>),


    stick to The Exiled Tims mantra of singles only and you wont go too far wrong,


    some good prices to be found in the football at the minute,also sports betting,golf and tennis


    can offer some decent singles bets,for individual matches/ 2 ball betting if you have time to study

  20. THE EXILED TIM says:


    19 January, 2012 at 23:46





    Maybe they are going after european players bacause they, agents and their clubs do not know about the mess thay are in.




  21. TET,


    if you are still about,does your betting solely concern football or do you


    have an interest in other sports,i know you do the odd horse bet too

  22. Would love it if they do sign that player ‘Celik’ and he asks for the 67 jersey.







  23. THE EXILED TIM says:


    19 January, 2012 at 23:46




    ‘what agent alive would reccomed that any of their players would join the hun just now, the mind boggles.’




    It gets them into the UK where they’re more likely to be on the radar of EPL and Championship clubs.



    If the huns go bust they become available to sign outwith the transfer window.



    Might be worth the gamble.

  24. gordybhoy64



    Looking at the weekend games nothing jumps out but here is my thinking



    Odds on



    W. Ham










    Huns…stick on…money for free


    Ross Cty





    Even ish










    Odds against













    Brist Rov…only cos Mark McGee has just been appointed as their new manager, but otherwise I would have backed Chelt for a home win which they prob will win, if that makes any sence :>)