Lukasz and the players who step forward for fans more often


I should have written about Lukasz Zaluska who left Celtic during the week.  You need a good understudy keeper in order to keep your no. 1 on the top of his game.  Lukasz was never more than a pretender to the throne but he had the confidence of Gordon Strachan, Neil Lennon and latterly, Ronny Deila.

He’s a year older than Craig Gordon, but the bare fact that he made only 17 appearances in the last five seasons reduced his effectiveness.  How regularly do you need to play games before your manager will trust you to step out in a big, must-win, game?  Probably more than slightly more than three a year over five years.

There’s often a great unwritten story when it comes to Celtic players and Lukasz’s is a lengthy tale of sorting out Celtic fans, or the Scots-Polish community, with this or that.  He made the extra effort on many occasions.  There would have been a day I’d have said this effort was rare, but the truth is it’s a lot more common than it was a decade or so back.

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  1. leftclicktic on



    John Park is now part of a selection process (hopefully) with Ronny and his team having an increased input (again hopefully)

  2. Jmc…,


    5 mile in under an hour is a good marching pace, good for you.



    If Phil’s latest is true I wonder if the three bears were in on it, if not, I expect they will be mightily huffed that he planned to leave them high and dry after all his promises and agreements eh :)



  3. bournesouprecipe on

    Jungle Jim Hot Smoked



    What kept you. Lots of Celtic fans knew before they seen him.



    I’m sure there were posters that wrote off Victor Wanyama because he only cost





    Jelle Vossen?



    Plus ca change CSC

  4. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on




    14:47 on 21 June, 2015


    No need to believe if the latest Phil story is true or not, for me it looks short on detail and long on hope. Doesn’t matter, unless MA buys them out they are gubbed for the next five years or so. How’s that for short on detail and long on hope?



    Posted earlier today about the plans for the day have pushed beer up the list ahead of red wine, have also prepped the bruschetta for dinner, smells lovely. Having a nice quiet one, however earlier comments about New Balance trainers made me go into my gym bag and lo and behold it is indeed New Balance I use! Not a huge trainer fan when it come to the ones I use for gym, so I just bought the comfiest looking ones I saw in Ashley’s emporium with the usual ” was a million pound now £50″ message. However I have recently just achieved a landmark of 5 miles on the treadmill in just under 50 minutes, not having been able to run for 20 minutes 3 months ago, I am pretty chuffed. Is it all down to the power of New Balance and by proxy the Celtic family?





    He would be taking a big risk if it wasn’t true. He alluded to an audiotape of the meeting. It wouldn’t surprise me if he has already heard that recording. I think he’s being used as a conduit as the smsm could not be relied on to report King’s actions accurately.

  5. Well done big Ruby :-)



    And those working to keep CQN up and running



    Hail Hail

  6. Jimmynotpaul on

    Lurking in Phil’s blog.


    He obviously allowing comments in uncensored.


    Some real despicable comments. Oh how the tribute act fans must be hurting.

  7. Jimmynotpaul


    16:07 on


    21 June, 2015


    Lurking in Phil’s blog.


    He obviously allowing comments in uncensored.


    Some real despicable comments. Oh how the tribute act fans must be hurting.




    I think he does so with good reasons – it shows them up for what they are.

  8. Jimmynotpaul on



    It certainly does.


    Delusional, bigoted and racist are just 3 adjectives that spring to mind from he posts I read.

  9. Jimmynotpaul on

    A quiet day on the blog.


    It’s like being the house. I think I’m talking to myself. Lol.


    Seems to gremlins are out in force today. Pretty quiet anyway,apart from Phil’s latest. Which if true must be a source of real concern for the huns.



    Judging by the comments on his article,btw,they are livid. Shame,ruined Fathers Day for them. Or Mass Confusion Day as it’s known in some parts…

  11. Celtic women win 29-0?



    I hear they eased up in the last 15 minutes.




  12. Marrakesh Express on

    Anyone confirm when the cover was built on the away end at CP?.


    I’m saying 69, but getting shot down by those saying it was the 70s.

  13. leftclicktic



    16:58 on 21 June, 2015



    C’mon John Guidetti put the baw in the netty..




    Guidetti just got the ball in his netty

  14. leftclicktic on

    a year already,starting to sound like my da.



    Gerry Conlon died a year ago today. He spent quarter of his life in prison for something he didn’t do. RIP

  15. Mon The Hoops! on

    Error establishing a database connection



    Anyone else having problems reading the blog?

  16. Mon The Hoops!



    18:03 on 21 June, 2015



    Error establishing a database connection



    Anyone else having problems reading the blog?




    I’d post a reply but I keep on getting an error message

  17. The Pantaloon Duck on

    Speaking of errors, WinningCaptains, if you’re here, could something be done so that I can read CQNMagazine on me iPad? Please. Pretty please. With knobs on. I’m sure there’s stuff there I’d like to read, and the front page is fine, but if I try to read an article all I get is an error.

  18. Jimmynotpaul on

    Phil has another blog up.


    Seems Douglas Park has walked. Now the two bears. Looks like another fun filled summer to keep us entertained until the champions league qualifiers start.

  19. What’s the story with the guy Vossen?


    Any relation to Peter Van of amazing sitter fame?


    Is he any good?


    Are we in for him?




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