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Celtic will face Maribor from Slovenia in the Champions League play-off round.  Maribor, of course, played a critical part in the death of Rangers, when they eliminated Ally MsCoist’s team from Europe a few months after Craig Whyte took over from Sir David Murray.  Having heard the 6-1 aggregate result against Legia, they are already celebrating the draw.

Maribor gave Wigan two hard games in last season’s Europa League, winning their home tie and causing the FA Cup holders more trouble than expected in England.  They progressed to the knock out round before going out 4-3 on aggregate to Sevilla – a feat Celtic would not have been capable of. Right now, they should be slight favourites.

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  1. Legia are appealing

     

     

    SSN – they say it’s a basic human error and punishment disproportionate

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    3 years ago we all laughed at the orcs getting eliminated by Maribor. A crowd of nobodies we said.

     

    Now we have our own fans worried about playing them.

     

    Something not right here.

     

    Second chances are hard to come by. wasting them is unforgivable.

  3. Huns all laughing because we are still in the champions league, inside there are screaming haha giruy

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    We have until Monday night to sign players for CL fixture v Maribor on 19/20 Aug (plus 1 up to 24 hrs before tie).

     

     

    Make it happen Celtic !!!

     

     

    Also worth remembering that Legia have appealed the decision

  5. Maribor big favourites as things stand today..

     

     

    We’ve got two weeks and two competitive matches to get ourselves back in order and of course to blood our new signings.

     

     

    Plus the home game is at Celtic Park.

     

     

    Bring it on!!!!

     

     

    C’MON THE CELTS!!!!!!!!

  6. feel sorry for Legia……

     

     

    however THIS administrative mistake could make our season.

     

     

    Is this not the restructured TV money season ?

     

     

    This if we overcome Maribor (tall order) can result in a minimum £30m

  7. Edinburgh Evening News claiming the tie v Maribor will be played at Murrayfield.

     

     

    We play Dundee United at Celtic Park a week on Saturday in the league. Why would Celtic Park then be out of commission 10 days later?

  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Geordie Munro

     

    11:23 on

     

    8 August, 2014

     

     

    Yep.

     

    For 6-8 mill. we get a good central defender.

     

    We are just ,I believe , 2 mill. better off with today`s decision.

  9. Any draw would have been tough given our only two competitive performances to date.

     

     

    LW appeal…..entirely for polish domestic consumption (that’s not a criticism).

     

     

    If I read the UEFA Regulations correctly there needs to be new evidence or proof of error in the original decision. On the other hand an emergency/urgent appeal can be heard by one person…is Dallas in the building?

  10. embramike,

     

     

    Appeal it on what basis? Peter Lawell was the temp that morning doing the admin work for Legia? Uefa wouldn’t dump them out just to turn around and go back on it, rule was broken, decision made, end of.

  11. Kev jungle

     

     

    He’s only played 4 competitive matches, winning 3 ;)

     

     

    In all seriousness give him time. He’ll come good. Can’t write off a guy after 4 games

  12. If we do get passed Maribor I wonder if PL will have the brass neck to attend the jamboree in Monaco for the Group stages draw and spout the same line as last year i.e. “This is where Celtic belong”

     

    Surely he’ll stay away ,then again mmmm

  13. pauloantony

     

     

    11:32 on 8 August, 2014

     

     

    feel sorry for Legia……

     

     

    however THIS administrative mistake could make our season.

     

     

    Is this not the restructured TV money season ?

     

     

    This if we overcome Maribor (tall order) can result in a minimum £30m

     

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    I wonder how much of the £30m will find it’s way onto the pitch?

  14. pauloant….

     

     

    £30m????

     

     

    Surely not that much…unless we win the thing of course!

  15. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    evJungle is a Celtic fan…not a supporter.

     

    11:31 on

     

    8 August, 2014

     

    Patrick27

     

     

    11:29 on 8 August, 2014

     

     

    I think Ronny press conference at 1215

     

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    I hope he’s announcing his resignation – he’s a pillock. imho

     

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    HeeHeeHee

  16. iPaddy McCourt on

    What’s the basis for Legia’s appeal? They broke the rule and fielded a suspended player. End of. The appeal hearing should last about a minute.

  17. Go tell the Spartim on

    As a follow up to Embramikes post, we wont be buying anyone until the appeal decision is made, though i cant see them having to redraw both competitions based on seedings etc, but you never know. If appeal is thrown out then we’ll get one in just before, to expect anything more is pure insanity, how many times have we seen this scene?

  18. iPaddy

     

     

    Justafan got it right. They have an audience back in Poland that they are playing to. Absolutely no chance of an overturn.

     

     

    Feel for the poor admin guy responsible. What must he/she be feeling now ?

  19. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Philbhoy

     

    11:31 on

     

    8 August, 2014

     

    Maribor big favourites as things stand today..

     

     

    We’ve got two weeks and two competitive matches to get ourselves back in order and of course to blood our new signings.

     

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    That`s the info I was looking for.

     

    As it stands,Celtic will be under huge pressure to sign sumbdy.Embdy.

  20. big wavy…

     

     

    A foot up the backside out of the door? and the ultras hunting he/she down so they can be hung upside down from the stands?

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