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. 67 European Cup Winners on

    David Weir to leave Rangers


    The second Captain to leave a sinking ship this week ! ! !




  2. errr. this Rabu Ibrahim has got a pretty good youtube video… of his youth international games but doesn’t seem to have made the breakthrough into the first team at Sporting or PSV.


    Still he looks not bad….though its youtube isn’t it.




    pre 1980



    London calling to the faraway towns


    Now war is declared, and battle come down


    London calling to the underworld


    Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls


    London calling, now don’t look to us


    Phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust


    London calling, see we ain’t got no swing


    ‘Cept for the ring of that truncheon thing



    [Chorus 1:]


    The ice age is coming, the sun’s zooming in


    Meltdown expected, the wheat is growing thin


    Engines stop running, but I have no fear


    ‘Cause London is drowning, and I live by the river



    London calling to the imitation zone


    Forget it, brother, you can go it alone


    London calling to the zombies of death


    Quit holding out, and draw another breath


    London calling, and I don’t wanna shout


    But while we were talking, I saw you nodding out


    London calling, see we ain’t got no high


    Except for that one with the yellowy eyes



    [Chorus 2: x2]


    The ice age is coming, the sun’s zooming in


    Engines stop running, the wheat is growing thin


    A nuclear error, but I have no fear


    ‘Cause London is drowning, and I live by the river



    Now get this



    London calling, yes, I was there, too


    An’ you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!


    London calling at the top of the dial


    After all this, won’t you give me a smile?


    London calling



    I never felt so much alike [fading] alike alike alike



    but your missing out on a lot buddy !!!



    Hail Hail

  4. A thought strikes me.



    Rangers are continually signing players but not paying the transfer fees in full. They are paying in installments for at least two players currently on their books and doubtless many many more.



    Do Celtic do this and have Celtic done this with any of the current squad and indeed do other clubs do this as regular practice? I have no doubt some do but do teams pay up front or is it more flexible?



    My point is they seem to have had an awful lot of players on their books who are being paid up. This is football, not a mortgage or a car.



    In my view Hearts will be lucky to get that money in full even after they knock off 100K. It simply won’t happen and for Romanov to have been daft enough to sell to them says to me either he truly IS Mad Vlad OR he was desperate for any amount of money to cover his costs (i.e financial doping to get 3rd place in the league while not paying the players on time).



    A new order in the SPL – pay up front or no transfers.

  5. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Good Morning to the Celtic Family from a dry Central Scotland. I read that Celtic are looking at a striker who is currently with Charlton and before that Leicster City he apparantly has scored 7 goals in 15 games for Charlton.I have never heard of the player and i hope he is not a panic signing I would rather we wait until the summer than sign another Daryl Murphy but in Lennie I trust.H.H.

  6. Jungle Jim says:


    19 January, 2012 at 10:26


    assetmanager @ 10:23


    Oh, no it`s not!



    In the spirit of the season…”Oh yes it is!”

  7. Snake Plissken says:


    19 January, 2012 at 10:29



    What you say is very true … the other side of the coin is that most transfers over 3m pounds are paid in instalments over years. So if your a big club in dire financial straits and you are looking to offload one of your top players for more than that amount, lets suggest in a bid to stop an insolvency event … then you JUST can´t no matter how much of an inflated price a media friendly organisation might place on such a player. Any demands to get the money quicker will just reduce the overall fee.



    Hail Hail

  8. Snake Plissken – Paying by installments is actually the norm for all clubs. It is also normal for large businesses to stagger any large capital expenditure.



    The question has to be why the hell did Mad Vlad give Rangers any sort of credit?



    Hell mend him.

  9. Weary Dave has left the Horribles, to find a new challenge in England.



    His vanity can’t stand the fact that with the arrival of the Musk Oxettes Scotland will have another relic of the ole Ice Age for tourists to gawp at.

  10. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    See that video is up on newsnow of Naka putting a ball through the windy(specific) of a moving bus,if anybody is interested.




  11. The Legend Johnny Doyle on

    I can’t get that link creator to work properly. I am following the instructions when it tells me to copy the creation into my post and it, well… you seen it, it copys the lot with the link somewher inside?



    Any Tips?




  12. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    The Legend Johnny Doyle says:



    19 January, 2012 at 10:39



    Im the same sir.I just don’t know how to use it,that’s why im not posting any videos or pictures,in case i ruin the blog.



    That Naka video is on youtube,if any one would be so kind to post it.

  13. Whyte Knight in court today for not paying for the roof of his Castle. Emdy local to give us a running report? ;-)



    He owes £90K+ the building supplies Co. who happens to be the manager of Albion Rovers.



    He was asked by the prosecuter last time why he had been banned from any company Directorship for 7 years, “was it for running an insolvent company?” He couldn’t remember, he said he wasn’t for replying in an open court without reference to documentation.


    Wonder if he’ll be asked again? :-)






    Glasgow Sheriff Court


    Thursday 19 January 2012



    Sheriff Ross



    1 One Stop Roofing Supplies Ltd v Tixway UK lTD Harper Macleod LLP CA327/10


    MacRoberts LLP

  14. Is Mise Neil Lennon on

    Jungle Jim says:


    19 January, 2012 at 09:20



    Excellent post and I agree with you 100%.

  15. Pushing thru to George square


    So many mothers sighing


    News had just come over


    They had five weeks left to cry in



    News guy wept and told us


    He said ‘hun was really dying’


    Cried so much his face was wet


    Then I knew he was not lying



    I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies


    There were boys, toys electric irons and T.V.’s


    My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare


    I had to cram so many things to store everything in there



    And all the fat-skinny peeple


    And all the tall-short peeple


    And all the nobody peeple


    And all the somebody peeple


    Never thought I’d see so many peeple



    A bearess my age went off her head


    Hit some tiny children


    If the black hadn’t a-pulled her off


    And I think she would have killed them



    A soldier with a broken arm fixed


    His stare to the wheels of a Cadillac


    A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest


    And a hun threw up at the sight of that



    Well, I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour


    Drinking milk shakes cold and long


    Smiling and waving and looking so fine


    Don’t think you knew you were in this song



    And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor


    And I thought of Eire and I wanted to get back there


    Your face, your race, the way that you talk


    I miss you, you’re beautiful



    They’ve got five weeks, stuck on my eyes


    Five weeks, what a surprise


    They’ve got five weeks, my brain hurts a lot


    Five weeks, that’s all they’ve got


    They’ve got


    Five weeks.

  16. Rogue Leader and Aw naw



    It suggests madness or desperation or both.



    Either mad Vlad couldn’t cover or didn’t want to cover the costs of running the club and paying the wages (and the evidence of this is clear given he won’t pay them on time) OR he really is mental.



    Anyone with even a cursory glance at Scottish football over the last few years would know they are in bother but as Hearts owe 25M or more to Ukio bankas the question is who is more desperate?

  17. Sixteen roads to Golgotha says:


    19 January, 2012 at 09:25


    Anybody see the new Celtic track top yet,black with the green?



    It is an absolute cracker





    You a link to it mate? Can’t see it on the Celtic site.

  18. DBBIA et al,



    There was a cut-off date in Northern Soul. As in, if you ‘spun a platter’ at the Twisted Wheel or Wigan Casino for the bell-bottommed all-night dancers that had been released after, say June 1973 (I don’t know the actual date unfortunately) you risked scattering your entire stock of street cred. all over the dancefloor like so much talcum powder.




  19. Good Lord!!! I am still getting credit for James Forrest`s post! I think I had better write a brilliant one myself and put James` name to it! On the other hand, I could just repost the likes of BRT & T, Auldheid etc be seen as CQN`s finest!






    PS I am offsky. This undeserved praise is becoming embarrassing 0:-)

  20. Snake Plissken says:


    19 January, 2012 at 10:4



    Yeah I agree a bit of both.



    Romanov owes the money to himself.



    I am sure the 700,000 up front was the carrot that he took to offload Wallace.



    I am also sure that he liked the idea of the hun being in permanent debt to him.



    With the hun gone they will flock to the baby huns like flies round cow manure.



    He will recoup the rest eventually by making Hearts the new second force in Scotland.



    He will not be voting for a Newco



    Hail Hail

  21. Jungle Jim says:


    19 January, 2012 at 10:51



    Your post earlier was the best I have read on CQN … James Forrest please take note and up your game :-)))))))






    thanks for the compliment kind sir



    Hail Hail

  22. The Legend Johnny Doyle on

    Sixteen roads to Golgotha says:


    19 January, 2012 at 10:43



    I thought I was the only one lol. I seen that video, great stuff from Naka.




  23. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Saint Stivs says:


    19 January, 2012 at 10:51



    Ctrl F



    Pressed simultaneously



    Top of page Find

  24. Awe Naw


    Phew, I am glad I am not here to have read your 10.54 post.









    Yours made me laugh OL. Definitely off now!

  25. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    cabbageandbacon says:



    19 January, 2012 at 10:49



    Mate im not posting any links incase a break the blog.



    See if ya go onto the superstore website,hit nike training – there will be 3 areas,nike training included(where the top should be) – hit the one on the far right,the third one,it’s called nike leisurewear – you will see it in that section.



    It’s also on the nike website,same price anyway £55,ya might as well get it from one the Celtic shops cos all the money goes to the club.



    Each to their own,but i think it looks class mate.Plain and simple.

  26. Awe Naw,



    I hadn’t thought about Romanov not voting for a Newco before. But of course why would he?


    Is it possible that this is a known known as Donald Rumsfeld might put it?


    This might explain the relative hammering the jambos have been taking in the media in comparison to that other shower.

  27. Morning from a mild and pleasant Chilterns



    Interesting debate on the Celtic boards willingness or otherwise to support RFC during their up and coming transition phase.



    Our major shareholder DD is a canny business man and as such should be aware of the following.



    During the nineties R@ngers success and big name signings attracted many extra fans to Ibrox, including ex-supporters from Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Parkhead teams.



    Many Strathclyde families are mixed with Celtic the prominent team in Glasgow we will get extra support.



    We will be virtually guaranteed Champions League football that means we can budget for and attract players on that basis, we will be getting income from and playing the best teams in Europe EVERY year.



    Talented youngsters from the whole of Scotland will have one port of call if they wish to play at the highest level – Lennoxtown. Faithers will be giving their sons the same advice that Mr Dalglish gave his son Kenny all those years ago.



    We will be a major force in British Football and be the only candidate if/when the FAPL are looking for a huge team to bolster their ranks.



    We will NOT be sharing OUR sponsorship money with embdee.



    The keep R@ngers afloat for the good of Celtic argument is IMO a spurious one, there are Footballing reasons, Financial Reasons and of Course Moral reasons for Celtic PLC to ensure that RFC are hit hard by the Laws of the Football Associations in the fullest possible way.




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