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. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    Reiperman & Honest Mistake



    A wee prayer for the repose of the lost souls and their families and anyone else associated with the disaster, then shake hands.

  2. Rieperman says:



    I’m not taking any sides..;-)



    I finally got to hear your call on snyde the other night – superb – would have been great if they had alloweed you to finish your point …well done thast was a breath of fresh air.



    I see you are WSM -was a frequent visitor to those parts a few years back



    request you steer clear of the oul’ West Country Cider – we need that brain fully functioning – ;-)







  3. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Philbhoy – It’s just the beginning! says:


    19 January, 2012 at 12:37



    Hat`s off to you.

  4. I’ll try, but i got a free ticket to watch NUFC at Craven Cottage, so maybe for the first half. Would it take long to get to Fulham from the Surprise?

  5. Saltires en Sevilla,



    Thanks mate. Was very disappointed not to get to finish. I hadn’t actually finished talking but was just faded out as Hugh went off on one.



    Oh well. Judging by his later comments he was rattled anyway.



    The West Country Cider is what keeps me on the right side of the sanity line down here btw. :)

  6. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    have you consulted your legal team on the slander charges yet

  7. Celtic are set to play Malmo FF in a home friendly on March 6.



    The Allsvenskan side, who knocked Scottish Premier League champions Rangers out of this season’s Champions League, will return to Glasgow as part of their pre-season preparations.



    Malmo will travel to Glasgow on the invitation of Celtic, with the SPL side saying the game will be played behind closed doors as a game involving their “development squad”.



    “Although we do not play competitive games in Europe this year, we want to constantly measure ourselves internationally,” the club’s sporting director, Per Agren, said on Malmo’s website.



    After defeating Ally McCoist’s side 2-1 on aggregate in the Champions League qualifying round, Malmo boss Rikard Norling had thanked current Celtic assistant boss Johan Mjallby and club great Henrik Larsson for their advice in the build-up to the European tie.



    “They have intelligent football minds and an understanding of what we wanted,” Norling said at the time.



    “That knowledge of how Rangers play was important to us.”



    Malmo will also travel to the USA to take on DC United and Columbus Crew, followed by their match with Celtic and final game against Norwegian side Viking Stavanger on March 10.

  8. Translated from site Roma24, looks like we are going to the USA in the summer.



    SOCCERITALIA.INFO – not yet officially started the season MLS preseason camp if not for some teams, which already take shape here is a new “Summer of Soccer” which promises to be at the level of the past, although not currently is provided for the involvement of American teams.



    The first news to arrive summer 2012 by the Boston Globe, which has confirmed the rumors on the tour of AS Roma and Liverpool, which should meet in late July at Fenway Park, the stadium of the Boston Red Sox MLB. Regarding the dates, unless the Europa League preliminary, according to The Washington Post vs. AS Roma. Liverpool will be playing July 25, while the Reds are working to play July 21 in Toronto or Dallas.



    In the same tour Rome should also meet with Chelsea FC and Celtic, with matches to play, all in baseball stadiums in Chicago (at Comiskey Park or Wrigley Field to the Chicago Cubs) and New York (Yankee Stadium): “During the 100-year history – said yesterday the president of Fenway Sports Management, Sam Kennedy – Fenway Park has hosted some of the best athletic meetings. We are studying the possibility of hosting a race in Liverpool but nothing has been defined. ”



    A football match at Fenway Park is not new. It ‘a plant of 37 thousand seats for baseball, but on rare occasions has hosted football. The most famous of which dates back to 8th July 1968 when on the diamond, transformed for the occasion in a rectangular field regulation, Santos went down 7-1 to Pele, who defeated the home team, the Boston Beacons of the North American Soccer League . On July 21, 2010 instead of Fenway Park was reopened to the ball for 32 161 spectators for the friendly between Sporting Lisbon and Celtic, which ended 1-1 (goals from Georgios Samaras and of Portuguese Helder Postiga) won on penalties by the Scots.



    As for the Yankee Stadium, the old one, however, has often been a house of football is hosting the New York Cosmos (in 1971 and 1976), which the New York Skyliners of the U.S. (United Soccer Association) – which they did in 1967 0 -0 with Roberto Boninsegna Cagliari (Sardinia but played in Chicago with the name Mustangs!). Many of the friendly Italian, including in 1967 a victory for Inter on Santos, and the year after Pelé’s Santos 4-2 victory over Napoli time (two goals from Jose Altafini). Do not forget 1969 in a 3-2 defeat of Juventus and Barcelona with the victories of Inter and AC Milan respectively, on both the 4-0 Sparta Prague and Panathinaikos.



    So said the tour at the Boston Globe Mark Pannes, CEO of the American AS Roma: “We’re planning a summer tour in the U.S., and my idea is that a tour will be unprecedented. We will make other announcements, but we do not want to make leaps forward. ”



    A match with Liverpool at Fenway Park would not be a surprise for the fans Giallorossi, in April 2011 also saw one of the partners of the consortium led by Thomas R. Dibenedetto that acquired AS Roma, James Pallotta (between the owners of the Boston Celtics) stated that “[…] Maybe I look too far ahead but I think Liverpool played to a Rome-already this summer at Fenway Park. ”



    The last time the U.S. was in Rome 2004, when Liverpool faced their own in the old Giants Stadium in East Meadowlands (NJ), with the Reds’ 2-1 victory with goals from Michael Owen and of the Lazio striker Djibril Cissé who responded to the advantage of Marco Delvecchio.



    Expectations for next summer also visits Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and Manchester United, which should be added the usual group of British and Italian teams (last year’s Inter Milan and Juventus).

  9. Just seen some discussion that Huns may ask us for March 25th Derby ticket money up front. I would expect the club to refuse to pay this £300,000.


    What do others feel?


    Media lurkers what you think,should Celtic pay their Feb. wage bill for them? After all we “need them as much as they need us”

  10. ‘saying the game will be played behind closed doors as a game involving their “development squad”.’



    -what’s Swedish for ‘bounce game’?



    Mariella might kno, even tho’ strictly speakin’ she’s Norwegian.

  11. I thought the wee tax bill was issued in 2010 but the huns appealed it and as the huns are infallible that was taken by the SFA as being the gospel truth and did not dig any deeper.



    I am afraid that Stewart Regan has already cooked his goose with the SFA as this issue is not going to go away.



    HAil HAil

  12. Apols if already posted but this text message made me smile:



    Hearts and Rangers are fighting over £500,000 for Lee Wallace – the football equivalent of two bald men fighting over a comb.




  13. Nigeria midfielder, Rabiu Ibrahim and Scottish Premier League side, Celtic have agreed to a deal, SuperSport.com can confirm.



    Tony Harris, the player’s agent, disclosed on Wednesday that Ibrahim is set to undergo medicals on Thursday.



    Harris believes the Celtic move presents Ibrahim, 20, the best option to develop his talent under manager Neil Lennon.



    He also revealed that there were other European clubs keen to sign on the former Gateway FC playmaker.



    “We have reached an agreement with Celtic. Rabiu will undergo medicals tomorrow (Thursday).



    “Celtic is a club with great history and tradition. It’s a great club for Rabiu to develop and his potential will be fulfilled under the close guidance and management of the Celtic coaching staff,” Harris stated.



    “Neil Lennon is a great manager who encourages young players and subsequently brings the best out them.



    “We had other serious offers from Europe but I believe Celtic is the best club for Rabiu,” he said.

  14. rodow1 says:


    19 January, 2012 at 12:46,



    I can’t access it from here but others have posted it a few threads back. Late Monday night.

  15. Dontbrattbakkinanger says:


    19 January, 2012 at 12:11



    Ha ha the auld man liked to much maudlin country and western for my liking but he did have his moments, it was the start of forty years of spending more money than I had on records, still humping my vinyl collection from abode to abode!!

  16. googybhoy ♥ Celtic and Integrity says:


    19 January, 2012 at 12:50


    ‘Just seen some discussion that Huns may ask us for March 25th Derby ticket money up front. I would expect the club to refuse to pay this £300,000.


    What do others feel?’




    I would agree to that.



    Subject only to the huns directors giving personal guarantees to repay the money to Celtic if the game does not proceed because of an insolvency event.

  17. googybhoy ♥ Celtic and Integrity



    I doubt that will happen, seeing as rangers are still to pay for all the damage the bares caused at the New Year game…

  18. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo says:


    19 January, 2012 at 12:48



    After defeating Ally McCoist’s side 2-1 on aggregate in the Champions League qualifying round, Malmo boss Rikard Norling had thanked current Celtic assistant boss Johan Mjallby and club great Henrik Larsson for their advice in the build-up to the European tie.



    “They have intelligent football minds and an understanding of what we wanted,” Norling said at the time.



    “That knowledge of how Rangers play was important to us.”





    Would like to post that on FF ,just to add to their angst :O)

  19. Oh, and under deduction of anything still due by the huns in respect of the damage their fans caused at Celtic Park.

  20. rodow1 says:


    19 January, 2012 at 12:43



    It’s a bit awkward by public transport, but pretty adjacent. Stockwell to Victoria, then round to Putney Bridge.



    I’m just reading through our correspondence and will be in touch this afternoon, refreshed and revitalised:)

  21. i didn’t have any internet access last night, so couldn’t post this.



    Is there a more loathsome individual playing professionally just now than Pepe at Madrid. His performance last night was an affront.



    He has been universally slaughtered by the media, ex players and by Xavi and Iniesta who normally never say negative things about opponents.



    well not quite universally slaughtered.



    Mourinho backed him up and refused to criticize any aspect of his performance last night



    Nothing changes Jose…….once a cheat , always a cheat

  22. FIFA selling it’s integrity once again for a few dollars and we expect the SFA/SPL to act with integrity when it comes to Newco rangers…




    Beer must be sold at all venues hosting matches in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, football’s world governing body, Fifa, has insisted.



    Fifa General Secretary Jerome Valcke said the right to sell beer must be enshrined in a World Cup law the Brazilian Congress is considering.



    Alcoholic drinks are currently banned at Brazilian stadiums and the country’s health minister has urged Congress to maintain the ban in the new law.



    Brewer Budweiser is a big Fifa sponsor.



    Mr Valcke is visiting Brazil to press for progress on the much-delayed World Cup law.



    Fifa has become frustrated, because voting on the legislation has been held up in Congress by the dispute over alcohol sales.



    The Brazilian government has also failed to resolve differences with Fifa over cut-price tickets for students and senior citizens, and demands for sponsors of the World Cup to have their trademarks protected.



    In remarks to journalists in Rio de Janeiro, Mr Valcke sounded frustrated with Brazilian officials:



    “Alcoholic drinks are part of the Fifa World Cup, so we’re going to have them. Excuse me if I sound a bit arrogant but that’s something we won’t negotiate,” he said.



    Mr Valcke criticised the pace of construction at Brazil’s world cup venues “The fact that we have the right to sell beer has to be a part of the law.”



    Alcohol was banned at Brazilian football matches in 2003 in an attempt to tackle violence between rival football fans.

  23. iki says:



    19 January, 2012 at 12:27



    Yup I heard them. I think King made reference on an earlier show when a caller raised the wtb isssue and the answer was the SFA have responded.



    The holes in the SFA response and failure to investigate are why journalism in Scotland is seen as the mockery of the trade that it has become or always was, but now we know.

  24. Oh, and under deduction of anything still due by the huns in respect of the damage their fans caused at Celtic Park.





    Agreed no money paid to them without a deduction for damage.



    Wonder how we would react if Huns try to sell tickets direct to Celtic fans. Not even sure they could do this without access to Celtic databases

  25. Dissapointed to see an attendance of 1,594 for last night’s Scottish Cup replay between Dunfermline and Inverness. That type of an attendance figure highlights how dependant the other SPL clubs are on Celtic and the wonderful travelling support yet they feel they can treat the support with distain, e.g. St Mirren intending to search all Celtic supporters before entering the ground.



    To put that miserable attendance into context, 2 amateur GAA teams played in a pre-season friendly last night in Omagh and attracted almost 7,000 supporters.