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. I’ve got no respect for captains who leave sinking ships.


    that’s why Davie Weir’s gone down in my estimation!

  2. Rieperman says:


    19 January, 2012 at 11:00



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



    I thought it was obvious.



    Hun haven´t paid Paye or NIC for three months SFA & SPL …. nada



    SFA still waiting on Craig Whyte´s description of himself SFA & SPL …. nada



    SFA license after the wee tax bill .SFA & SPL …. nada



    Huns are removed from Stock exchange ….. SFA & SPL …..nada




    Hail HAil

  3. Chairbhoy says:


    19 January, 2012 at 11:04



    Good post and I concur except we really need to stop focussing on football laws and start focussing on the higher body i.e the law of the land.



    Anybody (however remote) is party to HUN FC defaulting on 80m to the taxman so that they can just start again .. is a crook



    Hail Hail

  4. I see a bad moon rising


    I see trouble on the way


    I see earthquakes and lightnin’


    I see bad times today



    Don’t come ’round tonight


    It’s bound to take your life


    There’s a bad moon on the rise



    I hear hurricanes a blowin’


    I know the end is commin’ soon


    I fear rivers over flowing


    I hear the voice of rage and ruin



    Hope you got your things together


    Hope you are quite prepared to die


    Looks like we’er in for nasty weather


    One eye is taken for an eye

  5. Paul67 says:


    19 January, 2012 at 10:05


    ‘ernie lynch, yes, the board are obliged to do the bidding of the shareholders, but there are 26,000 of us and we have never complained about the lack of profits. The overwhelming majority of shareholders are Celtic fans, many of whom will also be season ticket holders. There is no need to regard them as subversive.



    Shareholder wishes at Celtic are not, and since Fergus put the PLC in place in 1994, never have been about profits. The club operated for 7 consecutive years at a loss and has made a loss over any business cycle you care to identify. It would be wholly unfair to suggest shareholder interests were financial. We are Celtic supporters, just like you.’





    Will the board put the matter to an EGM?

  6. A snapshot of negative news.


    Kodak have filed for bankruptcy.



    An institution in its time. We.all had one. We would never.have pictured that many years ago. They cannot compete with digital cameras.



    Media beware.


    Cheating institutions,next.

  7. For Serenity.



    Christmas Eve.



    Tick Tock on the clock,


    Keeps the Hack form his sleep,


    He sacrificed his soul for a belly full of sheep,



    Tick Tock on the clock,


    There’ll be questions on the morrow,


    No more lies from his pen,


    For the followers to swallow,



    Tick Tock on the clock,


    From his own he will fear,


    As the hour draws close,


    And his role becomes clear,



    Tick Tock on the clock,


    No more chances for repreive,


    The lamb tastes bitter,


    Now it’s Christmas Eve.



    Tick Tock on the clock,


    Keeps the Hack from his sleep,


    He sacrificed his soul for a belly full of sheep.

  8. philvis



    So is that film “The Men Who Stare At Goats” about Craig Whyte and Rangers?



    I liked the bit where Whyte shuffled his feet, and looked, at them.



    Lots of films have coded messages about Rangers 21st century tableau. They include ‘The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ (huns with phones), ‘The Hurt Locker’ (prised open during HM constabulary’s raid on hun premises), Missions Impossible I, II & III, and I Am Legned.

  9. Woolworths, Kodiak


    Lehman Brothers American banks


    Gretna , Hun FC goodbye



    We didn’t start the fire


    It was always burning


    Since the world’s been turning


    We didn’t start the fire


    No we didn’t light it


    But we tried to fight it



    Hail Hail

  10. Awe_Naw_ @ 11:09



    “………….I concur except we really need to stop focussing on football laws and start focussing on the higher body i.e the law of the land.”



    Totally agree, although Celtic FC can’t be seen to be puttin’ the boot in and I guess it depends on which type of Insolvency Event takes place but there in no reason why all Legal avenues should not be pursued to ensure they are buried as deep down the SFL as we can get them.



    Hail! Hail!

  11. I’m wondering how many more times will the captain and sinking ship joke be posted here today? :-)

  12. Re Kodak amazingly enough they developed the first digital camera but company/management wouldnt run with it..gave it to apple instead .

  13. Sorry if anyone else has mentioned this before but Sky Sports News has been showing Naka’s goal against the bus throughout this morning. They’ve also made good mention of him being a former Celtic star.

  14. Hun Fc films:



    The Secret In Their Ayes (2009).



    Ok maybe it’s ‘eyes’. Great film. Also features Racing Club as a pivotal plot point.



    Conclusively a Hun film.




  15. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Headtheball 19 January, 2012 at 11:23:


    Knock knock!


    who’s there?


    A guy!


    A guy who?


    A guy wi a joke that goes like this:


    Davie Weir is the second captain this week to abandon a sinking ship.

  16. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Headtheball 19 January, 2012 at 11:23:


    I say, I say, I say.



    Davie Weir is the second captain this week to abandon a sinking ship.

  17. http://www.thecsa.co.uk/showthread.php?t=523



    By Joe O´Rourke



    “The unnecessy searching of all our supporters continues at St Mirren on Saturday”


    I attended a meeting yesterday at New St Mirren Park to discuss the issue of searches and safety concerns with regard to our visit there on Saturday; representatives of the Celtic Trust were also in attendance.


    St Mirren was represented by their General Manager Brian Caldwell and their Safety Officer Findlay Mc Auley.


    Our first concern was the lack of turnstiles at the North Stand which holds 1,600 Celtic Supporters; access is through 4 turnstiles in 2 entry doors very close together at the west corner of the sand; we believe that is not enough; but unfortunately that is the way the stadium was built; so we will have to live with that.


    We did ask for the official flow rate through these turnstiles; unfortunately that information was not available; but the simple arithmetic tells us that approximately 400 supporters go through each turnstile.


    I have complained to St Mirren after every match we have played at New St Mirren Park regarding the searching of all Celtic supporters regardless of age or gender; which I believe is extreme and completely unnecessary.


    The response we got from St Mirren was that Celtic fall into the high risk category when it comes to making these decisions at the pre-match meeting; and they say that is based on the evidence of previous matches; and not only against St Mirren.


    Their most serious area of concerns was flares and smoke canisters; which can cause serious health problems if let off; particularly in an enclosed area of a football stadium. I have to say that I would agree with that comment; I believe they are particularly dangerous to anyone with breathing problems; especially under a low roof; and I would discourage anyone from taking them into a stadium.


    My real concerns here are that to my knowledge there have been no flares let off by the Celtic fans in Scotland since the Cup Final against Motherwell in May; so if that is the main reason for the total search; how long can they hold the previous use of flares against us?


    I intend to contact “K Division” of Strathclyde Police to discuss their involvement in the decision for the searches; and also Renfrew district Council for their input; not forgetting Ronnie Hawthorn at Celtic.


    If you are going to the match on Saturday please allow extra time to gain entry to the stadium. As for the searching of our supporters; you have the right to see any stewards Security Industry Authority (SIA) credentials before you allow them to search you.


    I would hope that this is the last time we will have to go through this infuriating and provocative process.

  18. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Headtheball 19 January, 2012 at 11:23:



    C’mere, c’mere, there’s more!



    Davie Weir is the second captain this week to abandon a sinking ship.

  19. No apologies for reheating Cauld Kale.


    Still too much obsession with THEM and THEIR supposed woes.


    Why not concentrate on the fact that Neil Lennon has not been given the experienced dominating striker that he has been quoted as wanting?


    By trying to be too clever PL and DD could be be sleepwalking Celtic fans into another disappoing end of season.

  20. johann murdoch – Established corporate giants aren’t capable of successfully harnessing disruptive innovation.



    Look at Xerox PARC. Their management wasn’t stupid or ignorant, just incapable of realising the value of what their people had created, because they were already so successful and so established in their chosen core business.



    This is one of the reasons why no firm is “too big to fail”.



    We want companies that no longer serve their customers efficiently to fail, so their human and other resources can be redeployed to more productive use.



    Otherwise we’d all still be subsidising the existence of wig powder merchants, buggy whip makers, and Rangers. (thumbsup)

  21. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    First record I ever bought was “I got you babe” – Sonny and Cher.



    I was in Tesco’s in between Christmas and New Year and they played it!



    I had to go stand in a corner as I got a wee bit emotional.



    But I’m alright now.

  22. Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning! says:


    19 January, 2012 at 11:41



    Wee bit emotional?


    Heard you where the same when you bought your first round.

  23. Rangers target Mervan Celik is close to making a decision on his future with clubs from three countries vying for his signature.



    The Swedish Under-21 player is a free agent after his contract at GAIS expired and Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed that he is a signing target.



    Celik’s agent Hasan Cetinkaya told STV that he had conducted informal discussions with Rangers about a possible contract offer but played down reports that the player had already decided to travel to Scotland to conclude a deal.



    “Rangers are very interested and we have had a very short conversation,” Cetinkaya confirmed.



    “I haven´t even discussed conditions of a contract with them but they are not the only club interested.



    “There are still three clubs very interested in Mervan. [Apart from Rangers] there is one club in Germany and one club in England.”



    The English club is believed to be Championship outfit West Ham United and Bayer Leverkusen. Celik has already ruled out a move to Turkey.



    Cetinkaya said that the player was still considering his options but would make a decision soon.



    “It could be any day now,” he said.



    Celik scored 14 goals in 27 appearances for GAIS last campaign, his fourth full season with the club. In total, he played 68 times, finding the net 18 times.



    Rangers manager McCoist revealed his interest in the player last week, saying: “He is a player we have been looking at for a good while now and we have been in touch with his agent.



    “He’s a young player we have looked at in recent months and he has impressed us. He’s one that we would like to come here.



    “We have made an offer to a friend of the player’s agent and we are just waiting on feedback and hopefully that can be agreed.”



    “He must of course change his name by deed of poll. He must be made to understand that no way can the Rangers support sing for ra Selik”



    Celik’s former club GAIS would be due training compensation for the player, a figure STV understands would be in the region of £240,000.

  24. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on




    …….still get emotional when I buy a round!



    I’ve been off the drink for a couple of months, not my choice I have to say, so when out with the boys buying five pints and a diet coke can be emotional!

  25. The Honest Mistake loves being first says:


    19 January, 2012 at 11:39


    Headtheball 19 January, 2012 at 11:23:



    C’mere, c’mere, there’s more!



    Davie Weir is the second captain this week to abandon a sinking ship.



    yeah I find the thought of people drowning funny too! ASSHOLE!!

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