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. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 says:


    19 January, 2012 at 13:42


    Ten Men- Pepe is one of the most reprehinsible scumbags i have seen on a football pitch.




    Did he play for the huns?

  2. “Hearts are willing to accept a £100,000 reduction to the fee due to them over the transfer of Lee Wallace to Rangers, if the Ibrox club pay the rest of the cash – around £700,000 – up front.”



    Might just be a smart move by Hearts. £700k now is better than being in a queue for whatever is left somewhere down the line.

  3. Honest Mistake



    mullets moustaches and denim waistcoats are dapper as long as your wearing matching cowboy boots.



    In 2005: Total population = 82 million


    German citizens = (92%)


    Germans of no immigrant background: (81%) 66.7 million


    German citizens of immigrant background (including people of partial immigrant background.): (10%)


    “Foreigners” (persons without German citizenship): (8%)



    I dont know how I handle it myself sometimes ;-)



    Hail Hail

  4. impressed with the way we’re getting players identified and signed up and i prefer younger players who have not been picked up or given their chance yet. think it shows we’re not waiting about and will hopefully be able to see easy transition when players who have fulfilled their potential and move on.



    but, if we sign older player 25+ its all about quality no more cheap options



    i have a positve outlook and think we’re on the right road

  5. Philvis returns/Auld NL Heid/Awe Naw:



    From Wiki:



    Many users[who?] fondly remember the LEO III and enthuse about some of its quirkier features, such as having a loudspeaker connected to the central processor which enabled operators to tell whether a program was looping by the distinctive sound it made.



    That would drive 50s Awe_Naw to distraction.



    Also mentions that the ICL2900 was a direct descendant of the L(yons) E(lectronic) O(ffice)…I remember using them.



    Ee lads it used to be all solid state, OCRs and exchangeable disks round here.



    Off to grow a tribute mullet…

  6. Gordon_J backing Neil Lennon says:



    19 January, 2012 at 13:52




    Surely their dumb move was in accepting payment installments in the first place.


    Why would Huns pay up now?


    No money to pay.


    If they go bump Hertz join the crew.

  7. philvisreturns @ 13:10,



    Thanks for the Lyons Info – don’t worry about aul’ awe_naw he gets a bit sensitive now and again.



    Think he’s carrying around some Babbage.



    Hail! Hail!

  8. If it’s true that Hearts allowed their player to go to Rangers, basically on ‘tic’ with the money not being paid up-front, and they are now worried about getting their money at all it’s no wonder the club is in the state it’s in. Who at Hearts didn’t know the financial state Rangers are in? Who in their right mind would not want Rangers to stump up, for players, goods or services provided, at point of delivery?

  9. Wanted to lend my voice to the growing number of posters applauding JF’s post yesterday.



    If it turns out that they have been evading tax for years, and more importantly can’t pay it back such that an insolvency event is inevitable, it will at a stroke remove all the pain (though not the anger) of memories of Hampden ’02, Killie ’03, Helicopter Sunday and the last few years of “honest mistakes”.



    Apologies for transgressing into another passion of mine, road cycling, but a parallel is there to be drawn.



    If the rotten lot are found liable in an amount that forces them into receivership or liquidation, it will prove that, much like watching Ullrich and Pantani in the EPO era in the peloton, we have been watching a mirage.



    If pro-cycling is willing to countenance sanctioning of the pink jersey in the middle of the GIRO (Pantani 99) and the yellow jersey in the middle of the Tour de France (Rasmussen 2007) for failed dope tests, why are Rangers too big to be hammered for the exact equivalent in Scottish football? Where is the moral hazard if a newco is parachuted straight into the SPL, with or without sanction.



    Stuff them. Let justice be done though the heavens fall. If celtic vote for the immediate instatement of newco into the SPL, they will betray the sporting integrity that the club has sought to represent since it was founded. It would, to be blunt, sicken me.

  10. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo says:


    19 January, 2012 at 13:57



    No indeed. Nor should there be. There is also righteous and eloquently expressed indignation at the suggestion that monies be paid to Vladimir:



    “Why don’t we just stick to the original payment terms and tell Romanov to go f*ck himself…because that’s exactly what he would say to us.



    F*ck them and their problems.”



    We can only aspire to such insight.




  11. The UNIVAC was the first commercial computer available in the USA.






    less of the Oul …… I am extremely young and virile …. as anybody who got an email from me recently will strenuously testify as to how viral I really am.



    I can remember working for BA in Surrey in 1985 and being sent OFF the mainland to go and visit Toulouse



    I dont think it has changed much with the Island monkeys



    Hail Hail

  12. johann murdoch – why disrupt the cashcow that film had provided for the company? Imagine the scene of some poor researcher standing up in the boardroom arguing “maybe we should get out of this!…and heres the future!..the digital camera!!



    Yup, exactly.



    Also, companies that become big successes eventually become victims of their own success, progressing from innovative, agile startups to bloated, top-heavy, bureaucratic supertankers weighed down by internal politics and institutional inertia.



    Small firms can’t afford to employ the useless and have few hiding places for the complacent. Big firms accrete a sedimentary crust of time-servers and hacks until what was once a motivated bunch of young capitalist musketeers is replaced with tired and jaded mediocrities who spend most of their time explaining why things just can’t be done.



    Not that I’m bitter about them not approving my “death ray” project.



    I’m just upset that they called me mad. (thumbsup)

  13. TootingTim – My first computer was a ZX Spectrum.



    The kids still like playing Chuckie Egg and Dizzy on their Spectrums, right? (thumbsup)



    Chairbhoy – Think he’s carrying around some Babbage.



    That’s quite a RISCy joke.



    I’ll get me coat. (thumbsup)

  14. EmeraldBee\o/ at 14:00



    I think that in the event of Rangers going into liquidation their player contracts get transferred to SFA/SPL so either Wallace would be sold on and monies owed to Hearts paid to them or the player returned to Hearts.



    Might be that Romanov agreed to deferred payments in the expectation of getting his money sooner than June 2012/June 2013. But his cashflow didn’t take into account him having to pay his tax bill before Rangers had to pay theirs.

  15. gerryguk7 says:


    19 January, 2012 at 14:01



    Are you one of these grown up men that insist on wearing the whole bry nylon – look at my beer belly tour de france clobber along with the pilzkopf and flatly refuse at any time to use the multi million pound cycle tracks and that run absolutely parallel to the road that they are using and have been purposefully built for their exclusive usage ?



    Only one type of commuter I hate more.



    HAil HAil

  16. Philvis



    Come on now – we both know that it wasn’t the death ray per se they were annoyed at – more the fact you wanted it introduced into every camera on the planet.




  17. CRC,



    I see Deccy Rollercoaster, but also a Mrs Rollercoaster and the girls are ahead of you in the predictor table.



    Do you really know anything about fitba ?

  18. The Token Tim – HAIL! HAIL! To Kano 1000 says:


    19 January, 2012 at 14:13



    I predict that,you will need to work at home for


    2 months to get up to date with scores.



    all the best ,hail hail.

  19. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    philvisreturns 19 January, 2012 at 14:13



    The kids still like playing Chuckie Egg and Dizzy on their Spectrums, right? (thumbsup)



    I believe Kirk Broadfoot’s kids are playing these games.

  20. If Southhampton, are positive in their desire to capture


    Hooper… They wull SUCCEED.






    Celtic, dae need the money.






    There is a Figure,which wull tip the Celtic’s, so far


    Stoic Resolve,not to sell.



    Whit Amount wull that wid be?



    Ah wid conjecture a guesstimate o’



    Eight Million.



    Whit ye must be aware o’ .. guys and gals.



    If Gary goes..it wull Vindicate, Mr. Peter and Co’s


    continuance… in going for Young.. loaded wi Potential.. but..



    Inexpensive Signings.



    And Gary,is a fine example of that intelligent contrivance.



    A Youthful, Intelligent…Loaded wi’ Potential..and Inexpensive, Import.



    If Ah wur King..



    Ah wid Sell Gary, without hesitation, fur the Right Price.




  21. The Honest Mistake loves being first says:


    19 January, 2012 at 14:21


    philvisreturns 19 January, 2012 at 14:13



    The kids still like playing Chuckie Egg and Dizzy on their Spectrums, right? (thumbsup)



    I believe Kirk Broadfoot’s kids are playing these games.




    Tell me broadfoot’s nae weans,the poor wee souls.



    Haud oan ….who’s gonna sleep with that big galoot?

  22. Kojo,



    I understand your logic there but if he stays and helps us win the league then he will be worth even more in the summer.



    Alternatively, were we to sell him and lose the league by the odd goal it would not seem like such a profitable sale given the potential loss in revenue.



    I accept that there are many more possible scenarios and outcomes.



    But if I were a betting man…

  23. NWF@14.14



    Nice points – thanks for that.



    Like most on here I dream of ‘Them’ going under, but despite the sense, the logic and the fantastically detailed posts, such as that from James Forest yesterday, I just feel in my water that they will simply never be allowed to go under, that they will be ‘saved’ in some form or other. There is no logic, no sense, no fairness in that supposition, but remember we are talking about Rangers here. I will get totally p*shed if and when it happens, but I’m not building my hopes up. Maybe that will mean it will be all the sweeter for me if it comes about.

  24. Awe_Naw_@ 14:08,



    I’ll take back the Auld – I saw your Birthday post t’uther day and my fellow Capricorn you are younger than I.



    Saw your post on the Commerzbank Arena andbeing treated like kids, in our local ground (Adams Park) Wycombe Wanderers play and also London WASPS.



    When you go I watch the Wanderers your herded into the ground (not as bad as the large grounds but corralled non the less), wait in a long queue for your pie and drink at half time then herded back out.



    When you go and watch the Rugby you wander up to the Magniers Marquee (WASPs Sponsor) set up in the car park, saunter over to the bar listening to the Band they have on – after a livener wander into the Stadium and go and get another pint of Cider before taking your seat.



    One Stadium – Two events.



    Hail! Hail!

  25. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    voguepunter 19 January, 2012 at 14:25:


    I was guessing not for the reasons that you state.


    Can’t be cracking (see what I did there?) a yolk (and again) about innocent Broadfoot family members without offending.


    But if they don’t eggsist then who can be offended.

  26. Gary Hooper does have a price. At this stage in the season he should be valued at what we would make from the Champions League as if we sold him we would be gambling on getting there.



    Nobody would pay that money for him so the potential losses make that bet far far too risky.



    Any team serious about winning a league does not sell their top scorer in January

  27. johann murdoch on

    philvisreturns says:


    19 January, 2012 at 14:08



    “the death ray project”..you didnt happen to stumble across any “jet car projects” during your research? I really want a jet car,I was promised one by now by that nice man who used to front tomorrows world.



    I suppose it will be a fully automated fusion car now..(.thumbsup] ..why havent cars evolved as quickly as other technologies /developments? basically still four rubber tyres,metal cage,and furnace underneath powering it are they hiding something? ..ps sat navs dont count!

  28. Chairbhoy



    a friend of mine a Mr. H Walter is an avid Wycombe Wanderers fan.



    I visit often another friend in Bourne End about once a year. Maybe the next time I am over I´ll give you a heads up and you can take me to the rugby ?? ;-))



    Sounds great !!!!



    Hail HAil

  29. Kojo


    “If Ah wur King..


    Ah wid Sell Gary, without hesitation, fur the Right Price.”



    My dear sire. If you are king you do not have to sell anyone. If you ate master of all your “subjects” there can be no “Right Price”


    Only my lowly opinion my liege

  30. If we were offered £8m for Hooper, and the player wanted to go, and a deal could be agreed to bring Jordan Rhodes to CP for say £5m in this transfer window, would you?


    Given we have Stokes and Rhodes is the type of striker we need, i would say yes.


    If however there isn’t a replacement potentially as good as Hooper ready to replace him right away I would say no.

  31. TootingTim , ICL2900 ! Jeez.



    I started in the GRO in edinburgh on a 1900 before graduating to a 2900 .



    The following year , we installed an oracle v5.1 database on a standalone pc to handle the ’91 census postcode carve-up



    Ah , those were the days .



    Now it’s all wysiwyg and gui and owssa and a whole load of other touchy-feely acronyms that mean different things to different people .



    Sanna (babbage csc)

  32. Kojo says:


    19 January, 2012 at 14:21



    but timing is everything and the time to wheel and deal is in the summer months not while the season is underway.



    the success of the model (buy young and cheap and sell high) is not just about selling at the highest price as soon as bids come in.



    it is more dynamic than that and it only works if:



    1) we are a winning team



    2) the players are sold for profit while we are a winning team



    3) other young players are ready to step into the departed players shoes



    4) money is avalaible to buy the next generation of young players



    5) the young players know they’ll get a chance to play if they come to celtic



    without this mix the current model will fail to last the test of time, but i do think, given the recent recruites that we will make it work



    hooper will go as will guys like izzy and kayal and hopefully for a lot of money, but on our terms and only when we are ready to sell



    looking at the celtic first team tells you we have to many older squad player with only a few top young players waiting in the wings, that needs to change first and even less establishe players of quality



    the balance of the squad is not right yet and will not be right for about another year



    then we can look at moving on 1 or maybe 2 first team players



    not now



    the cl is worth 15 million to the club, that has to be the goal

  33. Awe_Naw_@ 14:34,



    Your on – it’s a good day,



    If there’s a Celtic match on when your over I’ll take you to the Bar where we watch the games and you can meet some Wycombe Tims.



    Hail! Hail!

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