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. Snake Plissken



    I see your preponderance to control the agenda is raining it´s ugly head again.



    I have only read posts ridiculing the papltalk loyals take on hun recruitment rather than the actual recruitment they are doing so it´s twice as bad when you entirely miss the point and go off on a lecture.



    Hope you take this the right way



    Hail Hail

  2. Rabiu Ibrahim, was included by World Soccer magazine in its 50 Most Exciting Teen Footballers list for 2007.



    Not alot of people know that… :)

  3. malceye:



    Sorry to hear that mate, I always wanted to run the Boston or the Berlin but I’m afraid those days are gone and I missed my chance. Stick at it mate, it is good to get one done, no matter the time or the pain. They’re a bit like sky-diving, briliant fun but you’ve got to have a few nutter genes to do it again.



    Now Barcalona I’ve never been to but I just know I could go more than once.Actually my mate whose boy just signed for Man. City is just back from a coaching school at Barca F.C. with his other son. Said it was class.

  4. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    I think Celik and his agent are in for a fright when they see the terms offered at Poundland.

  5. Celts could field three teams but all I dream of is three TROPHIES




    By BILLY McNEILL The Sun.





    CELTIC won the Treble AND the European Cup in 1967 with effectively just 16 players.



    Neil Lennon is hoping to land a domestic clean sweep this season with a squad of over 30.



    And I’m not even counting the players who are currently out on loan.



    But it won’t matter a jot how many bodies he’s got if they are not winning trophies on a regular basis, especially the SPL title.



    I’m delighted that Neil’s been allowed to assemble such a formidable pool of players.



    The depth of it in terms of experienced internationals from all over the world, plus emerging talents, is incredible.



    However, I’ll properly judge the squad at the end of May when all of the honours have been decided.



    That’s the bottom line.



    I don’t go along with the theory that Neil now has no excuses for failure.



    Sure, he’s got a huge advantage over Ally McCoist in terms of resources and selection options.



    But still nothing is guaranteed.



    Neil’s got plenty of players for definite — I just hope now he’s got the RIGHT ones.



    The big pressure on him is to make sure that he gets his team line-ups consistently spot on.



    That’s a real challenge.



    So, too, is keeping everyone happy.



    If I have a concern with the size of Celtic’s squad now it’s that there could be a few moaners making themselves known over the next few months.



    The guys who aren’t playing, who are fed up with life on the fringes.



    Creating the right spirit is crucial for a manager, particularly at a club that is expected to be picking up silverware.



    The last thing you need is a few players kicking about the place with a negative frame of mind.



    So far, though, Neil seems to be pulling off the trick of maintaining harmony around the Lennoxtown training ground.



    Everyone seems to be pulling together — and that’s to his and the backroom staff’s great credit.



    As Celtic manager it was generally a struggle for me to bring in players.



    Every now and again I’d get the go-ahead from the directors to sign one or two.



    But from what I can see Neil’s been given superb backing from the board.



    A manager’s never completely happy with his team or squad. He always thinks he’s one or two players short.



    Jock Stein liked nothing better than having a tight squad comprising quality players hungry for success.



    It was as simple as that.



    The very idea of rotation — as many of the modern day managers believe in — was an alien concept to Jock.



    He more or less went with his strongest team EVERY game.



    In that remarkable 1966-67 season — when we won everything — I think we played almost 60 matches, including 34 in the league.



    And, yet, it was just a core of 16 players used with others such as John Fallon, David Cattenach, Jim Brogan and John Cushley involved sparingly.



    We hated missing games.









    Often we would play through minor injuries. There was a fear of losing our place in the team.



    But the main aspect of that fabulous era was that we had a powerful group of winners — we were never satisfied with just one trophy, we wanted them ALL.



    Jock knew he could trust us, rely on our professionalism.



    And because he wanted us playing all of the time he made sure the training was appropriate. Nothing too over the top, just enough to keep us ticking over.



    We would regularly go down to Seamill for recovery and relaxation.



    It never failed.



    Occasionally, Jock would opt to rest someone. But it was rare.



    Of course, one thing a manager can’t legislate for is the timing of major injuries.



    Neil lost Emilio Izaguirre at the start of the season following a broken ankle and has only just welcomed him back.



    But there have been a significant number of players forced out for weeks with hamstring problems and muscle strains.



    It’s meant Neil’s had to constantly shuffle his pack, especially in defence.



    That’s why I’m particularly delighted he’s got the numbers to cope.



    But those who come in still have to deliver for him.



    At the end of the day he can only pick 11 to start.



    Neil’s got plenty of quality available to him and it’s about finding the right balance for the team.



    I must admit, these days it’s an astonishing state of affairs at Rangers.



    It wasn’t that long ago they were able to spend fortunes in the transfer market on a regular basis.



    Now, the cash is extremely limited.



    Celtic might not be splashing out millions but they are in a far healthier position and are more active with squad strengthening.



    I, and every other fan, just want to see it count with trophies.




    Read more: http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/sport/spl/4073649/Celts-could-field-three-teams-but-all-I-dream-of-is-three-TROPHIES.html#ixzz1jzfkWhUm

  6. malceye



    good to see you on again



    i haven`t had an opportunity to apologise for my impertinent rudeness some time ago …cant` even remeber what it was over




  7. Aw Naw



    I don’t get it. In fact I rarely post these days. Count my posts in the last 4 weeks – it will be under 50 on non match days altogether.



    I’m pointing out that Celtic should be the focus and I’d say a lot of folk on here want to control the focus of the blog or indeed raise valid points which should be discussed. Hell you do it yourself every day with the special newspaper reports. At some point everyone does it. Why do I get special attention? I wouldn’t mind if you said it to everyone but why is my opinion an issue?



    Bizarre if you ask me.



    I am not knocking anyone’s view on the signings they may or may not make but I am pointing out the good work that has been done by Celtic so far needs one more touch to get us over the line. If you thought I was trying to lecture anyone I wasn’t so I think you’ve got your wires crossed there.



    I’ll just go back to reading what everyone else says if that’ll make you happy.



    Deary me.

  8. an experience CF like J Roberts or K Davies would be just the job to see us thro this season



    but only as an addition to what we have



    i thought D Dublin was a good call a few years back

  9. kitalba says:


    20 January, 2012 at 06:45



    I don’t often disagree with you but let’s hope that James doesn’t go for any price for a few seasons yet. Let’s build a team to storm Europe.

  10. kitalba – Celts could field three teams but all I dream of is three TROPHIES



    I don’t dream about anyone, except myself.



    But the Treble would be nice. (thumbsup)

  11. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy:



    Mate, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t want Aiden to leave but inthe end I think it was the best thing for him personally, I hope he goes on to the best of careers and comes back to us for a season or two until he hangs up his boots.



    James Forrestis not under the same pressure as Aiden was; Jamsie doesnot get the bigoted abuse although he does get the same physical mugging every game. No I don’t want James to go but once your name goes on that list a lot ofpeople sit up and take more notice.

  12. My wee one plays games on this PC and he gives the space bar a hammering, hence unintentional joined up typing.

  13. Snake Plissken says:




    I dont get what your on about either,



    If you want to focus on Celtic and transfer dealings then do so dont tell everyone else where you think the focus should be



    How simple is that ?



    Hail Hail

  14. Seven Fishes Four Steaks on

    ASonIfDan, was reading that world soccer mag yesterday. So is Aaron niguez. Remember him!




  15. philvisreturns



    you pull your neck in son, there are bigger admirers of you on this site than yourself, but you should be careful not to wake up to soon lest your dreams be blown.

  16. Celtic Soul Brother- Supporting Kano 1000 on

    Snake Plissken says:


    20 January, 2012 at 10:36



    Jason Roberts was on MOTD 2 last weekend where he indicated Blackburn weren’t playing him due to a contract issue-assuming if he plays another game they will have to cough up more money to whoever they bought him from(Wigan ?)


    That situation may change of course due to Yakubu being sent off against Fulham and missing 3 games.


    If he is available I think he would be well worth a punt especially as he is on record as being a big Celtic man!

  17. kit



    going by recent performance



    Forrest`s transfer fee will be being factored into the accounts for the year 2013/4

  18. Hi i was fortunate enough to attend a meet the manager gathering at parkhead and posted last night about it..just thought I would post again,Neil was articulate,relaxed,informative,very focussed,humourous[particularly at re Izzie failing his driving test for the third time!]..a thoroughably enjoyable evening.



    I wonder why that is not the persona we see portrayed by the laptop loyal?….



    We are all Neil Lennon.HH

  19. Aw Naw



    in my opinion we shouldn’t be giving a monkey’s about that mob and what they do but we should be concerned about Celtic and what we are doing.



    I don’t deserve to be told what I can and cannot do. There was no need for your comment in the first place or did I miss a meeting where it was decided only certain people can influence conversation on here?



    It was a ridiculous comment in the first place and I took it the only way someone can.




  20. Snake/ Celtic Soul Brother



    Jason Roberts maybe a big Celtic man but the last few seasons he has scored..5/29, 5/25, and 0/10 in the league.



    Samarasesque! Can he play on the wing?

  21. johann..



    because he`s Tim who won`t conform



    he is infinately more articulate than that bufoon Mccoist ….

  22. ….PFayr



    I sincerely hope not. What does concern me just a wee bit though is that some of the players we are looking to sign more and more are younger, or there abouts, of the guys that we have in the developement squad. That may just send out a wrong message to some of our very own kids.



    Ihope James does a Paul McStay.

  23. johann murdoch – “I wonder why that is not the persona we see portrayed by the laptop loyal?”



    Fear is the answer to that question.

  24. johann



    contrast the lack of attention that has been on Lomas since he joined St J …having regard to his antics …his ranting, raving , hassling ref`s ,storming from the stand ,etc



    with the hassle that Lenny got for behaving better than Lomas has

  25. Snake Plissken says:


    20 January, 2012 at 10:36





    It was interesting to see you mention Morten Rasmussen in your post.



    Considering Lenny has said we need someone who can head the ball up front (I think, or perhaps it was a poster offering opinion), I find it strange that he is not being given a chance. I have watched him a lot in Denmark when he was with AGF and Brondby and his ability in the air was one of his great strengths. It was enough to earn him the nickname “Duncan”, after Duncan Ferguson. He also has a bustling style that I think would be suited in tight games against teams not necessarily wanting to play football.



    I’m sure Lenny has his reasons for not using him but I often feel that he could do a job for us.

  26. Snake Plissken says:


    20 January, 2012 at 10:58



    Yes you have made your opinion on that clear often and yet it is still ebing ignored or you wouldn´t keep repeating it, Yet you still keep coming up with it .. when is the penny going to finally drop ?



    Old dogs new tricks, horse water drinking etc.



    Apologies if you are offended but I´m moving on



    HAil Hail