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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.

If you missed it, today’s earlier article on Lady Luck, HMRC and money is here.

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  1. ‘Lawell is destroying our club’ what utter nonsense.

     

     

    The squad is not good enough and we are paying over the top in wages for them.

     

     

    The likes of FF & VVD want the opportunity to play in a bigger better league (not club) whilst earning £30, 40,50k pw ….

     

    We can’t stand in their way.. no point having a disgruntled player and they will have had a gentleman s agreement that if a price was reached we wouldn’t stand in their way .

     

     

    As for sammi not being offered a new contract ? Me ? I wish he had ….

     

    BUT thousands of you didn’t …

     

     

    Ledley?… He wanted that move … And we weremy prepared to match his £30k pw demands….

     

    Because … It would break our wage structure…

     

    And wasn’t value when you can pick up a wanyama for £7k pw

  2. The Battered Bunnet on

    mullet and co

     

     

    Don’t know where to go with that. Desmond will get whatever someone pays him in the event that he decides to sell his shares.

     

     

    It’s worth pointing out that his Convertible Preferred Ordinary Shares can be converted to Ordinary shares at the ratio of 1:2. Were he to do this, he would add 16m new Ord shares to his holding, giving him 42% of the voting rights. I’m sure he will do this in due course, but it reflects poorly on the shareholder democracy envisaged by Fergus.

     

     

    If he punted the lot at today’s price he’d get something in the order of £30M. Tomorrow’s price? Who knows. I doubt he’ll sell until either we are playing in a new environment – which will see a spectacular rise in value – or when he finally concedes that we’re going nowhere and is tired of the ‘project’.

     

     

    As for Nick Train, haven’t a Scooby what the deal is beyond the fact that his investment firm bought another chunk of Ordinary shares that pay no dividend. He could be buying on his own account, or as a proxy for someone else. Certainly he’s held a fair chunk of ordinary shares for a number of years and has yet to crack a light about anything Celtic in public. Looks like a wee punt on the part of someone who figures that there’s money to be made downstream.

  3. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Watching the rugby league challenge cup semi final

     

     

    Warrington v Leeds

     

     

    On the pre match build up it shows an incident where one boy gives the other a full blown head butt .. Other guy turns his head and takes it full on the cheek .

     

    He doesn’t even hold his face … Never mind hit the deck .. Argues with the guy had his team mates instead

     

     

    Then they show us Jamie peacock of Leeds training … Weights like the Olympics . Training until you spew ( his words) smashing a sledge hammer into a massive tyre

     

     

    Total respect to these guys … Maybe I’m following the wrong sport .. Wish our bhoys gave 75% of the effort and application ( for 10 times the cash )

  4. Coolmore Mafia on

    Celtic have had 2 of the world’s top eight most expensive goalkeepers in their team this year.