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. Thanks all for the replies to the post…I could have listened to him all night,he wasnt fazed at all by any questions,particularly from the bhoy who said he had backed the team at 250,000 to 1 some weeks ago not to lose another game this season and could Lenny and the team ensure the bet came good!



    He was especially praising of all the support and the green brigade[apart from so called illicit chanting]





  2. Snake Plissken says:


    20 January, 2012 at 10:36



    I’ve been to a couple of Bolton games this season, to me Davies looks finished. Even against Macclesfield, he struggled. A couple of years ago he battered EPL defences but not now, especially in a team that try to play football through the midfield and on the deck.

  3. 10:36 into that last link (which is bloody good) Danny McGrain talking about Kenny “Kenny was not a striker, he was a midfield player”.

  4. Celtic_First:



    I don’t know at the moment but I can find out for you for tomorrow. Can you imagine what those kids are feeling, what their parents and families are feeling. Those kids may never leave their country again andtheir only overseas trip will have been to visit Paradise, the Celtic Supporters Temple/Cathedral/home. Those kids have special needs and if anybody can quickly organise a wee collection to take them back to their country with a gift to remind them of Celtic and Scotland and Ireland and all the good people who gravitate to our club, then Iwill make sure I too contribute to the kindness of the Celtic family.

  5. And don’t forget their teachers, their hearts must be bursting with pride and Raemonn’s family, well that is going to be a tough one for them. My heart goes out to them all.

  6. Snake Plissken



    As to personal preferences on subject matter – thankfully we are a broad church



    don’t agree with all your points…



    keep on stating your case there is nothing unreasonable there- you are not being ignored



    ignoring people who are being reasonable is a core bully boy tactic ;-)



    post with impunity – this is a wee corner of the free world – make the most of it mate







  7. Ciao—–



    Sunny -clear blue sky —– cold wind -a feels cold 14 degrees -way down south.






    Palermo Radio phone in —-



    Punter —-” ” We’ve signed Donati —– let’s hope The Manager only plays him for the 1 game in 10 when he is world class and not the 9 games in 10 when he is Serie C class.”



    Studio Pundit –” 1 game in 20 would be more realistic ”



    Made perfect sense to me .



    Day 5 of National Strike -way down south. Running low on LPG, petrol and most serious of all -Pasta.

  8. O.K. it’s early days but I’m pleased with the signing policy.



    I’m pleased we’re signing players the Hunguffers have never heard of.



    I’m pleased we’re signing players I have never heard of.



    I’m even pleased we’re signing players ole WGS has never heard of!



    The squad is looking healthy just now, just needs some judicious pruning for it to bear fruit.

  9. Mervin Celik talking to the Gothenburg Post about his expectations playing in Scotland..



    “I hope to develop as a player, win titles, play in europe and force his way in to the Swedish senior team”



    Does he think he’s coming to us?

  10. SofTunis there ‘s a national strike in Italy?



    No coverage of that over here, just the cruise ship tragedy.



    I thought you’d be making your own pasta ;/)



    Anyways, the Fame Records box set which is out on ACE is highly recommended [ even though it does feature the Osmonds].



    Pretty comprehensive collection of big hits and unknown pleasures.

  11. DBBIA



    If you are intent on bringing all your gardening expertise to the club’s squad management strategy, should we be concerned, and is so, on how big a scale?



    For example, will any player you think is sluggish be given a diet of only beer?

  12. The Battered Bunnet on

    Was away on biz this week, and doubtless missed much of the chat.



    Got a taxi up the road from the airport, and got chatting to the driver. First up, he hasn’t seen Michael Kadlec.



    Turns out his missus is a school teacher, who is on the ‘Supply List’ as she cannot find a permanent role. They live in the Glasgow area with their two kids. The missus got a job last august in the Dundee area. She leaves the house at 6am each morning to drive to Dundee – 100 miles each way – and gets back home around 7pm. Fuel and tyres is £1000 per month.



    This means that the husband needs to do the school run. Accordingly, he works the night shift, finishing up when his wife leaves for Dundee in the morning, than takes the kids to school. He sleeps through the day before getting up to collect the kids from school, make the dinner etc.



    Missus gets home at 7pm, he hits the roads, working the nightshift.



    Business isn’t great. There are too many cabs, not enough passengers, so he puts in a half shift on a saturday and sunday to try to make up. A half shift is 7pm to 1am – pub closing.



    He has a 1st class Honours degree in Physics from Heriot-Watt University, but no demand for it locally.



    Welcome to the New Economy.

  13. Kit



    I was thinking about Raemonn’s family too. I think they will love having contact with the children with whom their lovely boy had contact and who succeeded in making such a big impact on him (Raemonn).



    I hope there is a super programme set up for the visit, with good things for the group to do outwith the football.



    Celtic Park is going to blow their minds though, and the people will love seeing them and hearing them sing live. They will put thousands on the gate.

  14. Celtic_First says:


    20 January, 2012 at 11:54





    If you are intent on bringing all your gardening expertise to the club’s squad management strategy, should we be concerned, and is so, on how big a scale?



    For example, will any player you think is sluggish be given a diet of only beer?






    Is that not what made Hooper sluggish?

  15. Kitalba



    we played a team of Barcelona lawyers. They were excellent. Before the match there was a boys club game – the kids were 10 and under. I can tell you now, that the ball did not go above head height in the half hour that I watched it. Pass move pass move. Then came the old boys from Edinburgh…to show them that football and rugby are closely connected !!

  16. Rieperman and other folk



    I’ve always thought Rasmussen could do a job for us but he has never had that chance and based on the number of loans he has had I don’t think Neil will play the guy. I think it is a shame and he is built to play in our league but maybe there is something wrong with him upstairs or he lacks focus or he is just another example of a manager discarding a player he didn’t sign – a common tale.



    As for Roberts and Davies – they may be past it but people of their ilk are what is required, if Celtic can get an experienced player to play up front it or indeed a more physical striker I believe it will tip the league our way.



    One more player in and we have enough in my view barring another insane run of injuries like we had at the start of the season.



    Lustig, Ibrahim and a.n other is like Hinkel, Robson and Samaras.



    That wins you titles.

  17. kitalba says:


    20 January, 2012 at 11:23


    One for the boys and girls who speak the language I wish I could speak.



    King Kenny – Sgeulachd Dalglish (BBC Alba)






    cheers Kit, good catch, watching it now.



    what a player he was indeed.

  18. DBBIA———



    ” National Strike ” in Sicily started on 16 01 12. Motorways blocked/ roads blocked/ shops shut/ cafes shut / bars shut / petrol stations shut / LPG gas suppliers shut ——protest about The Crisis /The Mafia/ incompetent corrupt politicians etc . Similar thing is due to start in Italy as of Monday 23rd . To the best of my knowledge -Sicily is part of Italy and therefore we”ll be doing it all again next week .



    I make my own Pasta but have next to no flour left and the flour mill has been shut since Monday . Don’t have enough petrol to drive to a supermarket [ which might be shut anyway !].



    The farcical tragedy re the cruise ship is a perfect illustration of the cosmic absurdity that is Italy.

  19. kitalba says:


    20 January, 2012 at 11:14


    Thai Tims at The Passport Office slide show.





    Magic….. see the big guy with tiger heid is


    he a real tiger or a man with a tiger heid ?

  20. I would take Jason Roberts in a minute!


    Big strong lad! What we need. He would be out to show what he could do, being a fan!


    Even til the end of the season.

  21. The Battered Bunnet says:


    20 January, 2012 at 11:58



    For this couple and others like them, Canada is booming right now, and crying out for talented people. America should be starting its own rebuilding program within the next few years too.



    Prepare for another mass exodus of Scots…it happens every so often, usually when a new educated generation realise that this small country can only support a small percentage of talented people.

  22. South Of Tunis says:


    20 January, 2012 at 12:10





    ”I make my own Pasta but have next to no flour left and the flour mill has been shut since Monday . Don’t have enough petrol to drive to a supermarket [ which might be shut anyway !].






    your at it , everybody knows pasta grows on trees.




  23. Saint Stivs says:


    20 January, 2012 at 12:16



    :O) aye but the trees are on strike as well.

  24. DBBIA ——



    Had you bought the Fame 45s as they came out -you could have missed out on The Osmonds..



    Tom Jones was invited to a ” try out ” at Fame . He did ” Love Letters ” —- they said -Sorry -too operatic – no deal.

  25. Snake Plissken says:


    20 January, 2012 at 12:06





    It is possible that attitude or “something wrong upstairs” as you put it, is a problem with Rasmussen. That was my main concern when we were signing him as he’s had his share of on and off- field problems in the past. I’d just hoped he might have grown up by now.



    I trust Lenny on this but think it’s a shame it hasn’t worked out for ourselves or the player.

  26. The Token Tim - HAIL! HAIL! To Kano 1000 on

    TBB @ 1158hrs



    Take it the teacher you talk about has managed to get a semi-permanent role eg long term maternity cover or something similar?



    Reason I ask is that my wife is also a supply teacher (used to be permanent but gradually reduced her hrs to non-working since the kids been born). Cant get permanent job for love nor money (even at part-time hrs which would suit her perfectly) in Lanarkshire or Glasgow areas. Last couple years she struggled to get any work whatsoever supply or otherwise.


    Last year however the EIS and other unions agreed to new deal whereby supply teachers basically had their salary cut by more than 40%……this meant full time teachers didnt have their salary cut or lose any of their benefits!



    Didnt hear the big outcry about that did you?? 40%???? Imagine that in other sectors?



    Now schools can hardly find teachers willing to do supply work (my wife thankfully a grateful beneficiary of that, albeit the cheque at the end of the month not quite what it used to be, but something is better than nothing eh?) as they can get better money working in call centres or even packing shelves in supermarkets!



    However i have a feeling that it wont be too long before schools make that big an outcry due to lack of cover that the local authorities/government will have to do something to remedy the situation.






  27. The Token Tim - HAIL! HAIL! To Kano 1000 on




    Re Rasmussen, I heard that Lenny and the rest of the coaching staff were appalled at Rasmussen’s fitness level and also that he didnt look after himself dietary and otherwise off the pitch. Hence his lack of appearances and loan deals elsewhere.



    Thought he looked like a real threat esp in the 6yrd box on his early appearances myself.


    But what do I know???






  28. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on




    I can’t say I have great sympathy,two highly educated adults that don’t have the brains between them to realise they cant have everything in life,I think its selfish to expect to be able to have houses and cars of your own,kids and a great education whilst being surrounded by the family and friends you grew up with.



    I have no time for such moaning,exiles like myself have had to give up the environment they hold dear in order to have a comfortable-esque lifestyle.



    A topic which really hits a nerve with me and grates it.

  29. Rieperman



    It’s the same a Riordan for me – a boy with talent and a good record of goal-scoring elsewhere that for whatever reason cannot replicate it in a better side.



    Sad really.