Limited time to build fitness for new recruits


Celtic have only one game before they meet Benfica in the Champions League, away to St Johnstone on Saturday.  The Perth team are bottom of the SPL without a win so far this season, so will not present a significant challenge, but Celtic could do with a sterner test.

Lassad Noiuoiu, Efe Ambrose and Miku Fedor each need to be stretched before they will be ready for Champions League football.  Even if they get a full 90 minutes on Saturday, so I can’t see either starting against Benfica a week on Wednesday, unless they possess uncommon natural fitness, or our injury crisis steps up a level.

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  1. We always seem to buy players a day or two before a game then we have to wait for a week or so before we see them play. Ambrose has been a Celtic player for over a week do his work permit should be sorted.

  2. darwinsbeautifulidea



    14:06 on


    9 September, 2012


    to battered bunnet this is a celtic site comment on the SFA eleven elsewhere


    come on macedonia






    oh dear.


    Stand by for incoming.



    If you don’t know TBB and are merely trying to be funny,then you had better go for a wee lie down.



    It would appear that you came into the wrong room.

  3. The Battered Bunnet on




    A Celtic site? Really? Gosh.



    I’m sure you’ll forgive me though if I lob the rubber ear at that suggestion.

  4. Re-post from last thread because, well just because eh!……………………..



    The other day it was Peters and Lee………..


    And now, well it’s Peter, Paul and Mary!!!!


    The stuff that meanders through what is left of my grey matter whilst perusing CQN………..



    Away back into the sala to partake in/of a pint or two of Sangria with Mrs TBM…….. Sangria??????………. Aye, seriously, it was all they had in the wee shop across the road and seeing as I had managed to finish of whatever was left in the ‘booze ref’……..That will have to do before I go…….. No quite a wee ‘Doc and Doris’…..Whoever ‘they wur’ but they were always tanning my old Da’s stash for sure before they done a runner………



    Anyways, unlikely I will be on CQN for a wee while; busy, busy, busy……….


    BMCUW, if you are looking in; will call you in a day or two…………


    Ravi; see you Tuesday……….



    Thoughts and prayers with all who have suffered the loss of God’s sainted touchstone………..



    Regards & Hail Hail



  5. My thoughts and prayers are with DIBBIA, Jobo Baldie DJBEE,no words can express losing your Mum.

  6. celticrollercoaster loves Wee Oscar's Green Bucket Army on




    My condolences to you and your family.










    13:24 on 9 September, 2012




    Bon voyage,mi amigo!





    Zat no trilingual……..Errshur, franch, nitalyun…………







  8. darwinsbeautifulidea




    14:06 on



    9 September, 2012



    Many things are discussed on the pages of CQN, you only need to look back on Paul67’s previous article to see that.



    These pages are a mix of compassion, informative history, assistance for others and some drivel added in for good measure.



    I’d suggest that if you don’t care for a particular poster, or indeed their views, then you scroll past in future.

  9. darwinsbeautifulidea, you must be lost or have been living on the moon.TBB is a legend on here,many opinions and subjects are discussed here.You are welcome to disagree with posters however most folks on here respect one another.


    Hail Hail.

  10. DBBIA,Jobo and DJBEE


    Condolonces to you all


    ‘ Time and thinking tame the strongest grief’


    Take care




  11. The Battered Bunnet


    13:54 on


    9 September, 2012



    Excellent summation, my thought exactly.


    If we take the chances we win comfortably, and yes, Caldwell was motm by a distance, (hope I’m allowed to say that about a previous whipping boy), followed by Snodgrass (why take him off?) and Dixon, who I wasn’t a fan of before.

  12. The Battered Bunnet on

    Enough of the ‘legend’ patter guys please. Any more of that and I’ll be inclined to buy a new cardigan with my EBT loan :¬)

  13. Happy birthday Wee Oscar,



    Our thoughts are still with you Wee man, keep on keeping on



    Hail Hail

  14. I’m with darwinsbeautifulidea,TBB is an eejit for supporting Scotland and worser


    even going to see them.

  15. TBB, Scotland should have ditched Kenny Miller at end of last qualifying and went for younger guard. A 4-2-3-1 would suit.



    Forrest ——— Maloney ——– Naismith



    ——————— Rhodes —————-



    That should be attacking 4 v Macedonia



    SffS (a non scotland fan)

  16. Just caught up with ‘The Thick of It’…..cannae wait for Peter Capaldi to make a great cynical entrance and rip them all a new one.

  17. .



    I’m Glad My Bhoy Georgious doesn’t Lurk on CQN..(Because he would have Left Cleltic FC 3yr. ago)..






    If he Had Lurked last Night he would be Walking tall today with a Spring on his Step..With all the Get well Soon Posts..



    He would Wonder tho at the Number of Posters Who said..



    and l Quote: “I Always believed in the Big Man from the Very Beginning..I Have said it on here Many Tims..I Would shout down the Sammi Haters @ Paradise..I Knew Lenny would find a Position for Him..I’ve Always like his Long Hair..That Night he Wore a Polo Neck in the Champions League..I Actually prefer him Not to Shave..I Totally agreed with Kitalba circa 2009 that Sammi was the New Yogi..I Remember saying to another Share holder Lenny should have ‘Walked’ after saying Sammi would get him the Sack…!!!!!!!!!!!!'”



    Haste ye Back Sammi..



    We Will Miss ye..






    We Know it was You that it was YOU..That got us to the Champion’s League Group stages..



    Summa of Samaras

  18. The Battered Bunnet on

    The big news for Physicists today is the diminishing confidence in ol’ Heisenburg’s Principle of Uncertainty, although the researchers who have cast the doubt are uncertain quite how certain they have become.

  19. shady


    13:41 on9 September, 2012



    Fantastic offer bud but l could not go without my son (the last time we played Benfica he was on of the mascots ). Again thanks.

  20. Celticbhoy



    No worries. Good luck with getting some tickets. I’m sure a couple of posts on here nearer the time might help.




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