Midtjylland look as ill prepared as Celtic


After two preseason games we have Bristol City tomorrow, Preston North End on Saturday before Midtjylland in Champions League qualification one week today.  Midtjylland have played one more game then us since their return to training last month and start their league campaign on Friday evening.

Our only consolation is the Danes look as ill prepared for a fixture of this magnitude as we are.  There are only two group stage places available in the non-champions route of the tournament; you would be forgiven for thinking this possibility was not worth hoping for, but we are in strange times.

By ranking, those two places are earmarked for Benfica and Shakhtar Donetsk.  Shakhtar have not played a competitive game since March and Benfica’s only competitive game in that period was a cup final in May (they lost).  The Euros is another complication for preseason regimes.

There is a clear opportunity for a well-prepared team to punch above their weight in these qualifiers.  Ange has a lot of work to do if he’s to take advantage.  We will learn more against Midtjylland.

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  1. Bhoyjoebelfast on



    Spot on,forgot to mention packet front worth 2d……Simpson Craig and Gemmell;………..those really,were the days.

  2. Saint Stivs on 13th July 2021 6:55 pm



    all over the country , wall to wall condemnation of the behaviour of the racists.


    meanwhile anti catholic and anti irish bigotory is celbrated by burning effigies and flags, on massive bonfires.





    Sure, it is what it is.



    ELlogic CSC




    Bristol tipped was my smoke of choice then.



    I started smoking when I was 11 and stopped 21 years later.



    About 40 years ago, or 4 stone ago.




  4. RC. From earlier pal, I can arrange for you to meet Chris Julian at a match if you ever actually attend one, you can ask him about his back injury and whether he was faking it.


    Let me know HH

  5. SCULLYBHOY on 13TH JULY 2021 10:04 PM


    Saint Stivs on 13th July 2021 6:55 pm







    all over the country , wall to wall condemnation of the behaviour of the racists.





    meanwhile anti catholic and anti irish bigotory is celbrated by burning effigies and flags, on massive bonfires.












    Sure, it is what it is.







    ELlogic CSC






    Still not grasped the difference between contemporary and historic events.



    Life must be a real struggle for you.

  6. Bhoyjoebelfast on



    W D and HO Wills…..me No 6 plain then Sterling, finally,Embassy red?

  7. Go tell the Spartim on

    Unfortunately for AP he needs to start winning here and now, at least domestically, so our current transfer policy of either cheap or free youngsters isn’t exactly inspiring or reassuring, considering we’re now negotiating for the less valued RB at Rennes, who was on loan at Dijon who conceded the most goals in Ligue 1, the only conjecture is whether that is our current transfer policy, it certainly seems to be such




    I did progress to Embassy Regal though.



    I remember once, I think I was about 15, when my uncle Peter, God rest him, caught me smoking.



    He thrust a cigarette into my hand and demanded I smoke it.






    Mhan how I coughed!!




  9. Does anyone know if Ajer has shown up for preseason ? Has he done a Boyota to force a move ?

  10. I should have read back before posting. Ajer is indeed at preseason camp. Hopefully my fear of a Ralston, Bitton, Welsh and Taylor back line next Tuesday never materialises.

  11. BHOYJOEBELFAST on 13TH JULY 2021 9:38 PM


    Looking through an old Celtic View 12 april 1967 and back page advert Celtic cigarettes.On the night we face Dukla Prague and a week earlier we beat Clyde 2 nil in the semi final of Scottish cup, Bobby Lennox and Bertie scoring.





    P.S. Anyone ( oldies) remember the price of 20 Celtic ciggies?







    Haha…i was born the following morning mate.





  12. This is hopefully rock bottom for Leigh Griffiths. He’s young enough to rebuild his life and I hope he takes the chance presented to him now. So many people less fortunate deserve our thoughts and prayers but please include Leigh and his family in your prayers tonight and going forward.


    It’s the Christian thing to do, if you’re that way inclined.


    St Jude, pray for him and his family.

  13. whatever someone might have done,



    why doesnt everyone not comment on social media.

  14. Mmm…. Decisions., decisions .. A 70% Ajer n Edouard or a 100% Welsh n Karamoke?


    To land the new manager with this pish is a fekin disgrace.


    Going into a game like this, worth millions, without a quality goalkeeper is a disgrace.


    To rely on Stevie Woods on this will see big Ange sacked, although if I was being paid 000s per week and not knowing this then, to be honest, hell mend me for not noticing it and acting on it.



    We need the new club captain announced in the next few days as well for stability.

  15. Delaneys Dunky on

    Saint Stivs


    What a wonderful thought.


    Papa Francesco conducting Mass at Saint Mary’s Calton.


    Almost equalling seeing Saint John Paul at Murrayfield for me. 🇵🇱💚

  16. Good morning CQN



    Top players changing clubs early in the transfer window equates to the top-dollar being paid, Celtic FC is not in that league, Ange did know he wasn’t going to get those players that go straight into the team and be C/L standard, he was promoted by our new CEO as a builder, the man walked into a bomb site from last season results poor, morale on the floor, a multitude of players leaving/want away, not easy to turn around quickly, Ange should get time and space this is his big chance at 55 to achieve in Europe he will be giving it his all, Celtic offered him the job, cutting him some slack should be high on every Celtic fans agenda



    On the subject of condemning racists in England




  17. Looking forward to attending Paradise when circumstances permit.



    However as previously stated on here, once you give governments unprecedented powers they are very reluctant to relinquish control..




  18. All too frequently on CQN we hear of a media controlled in Scotland by Independence agenda outlets



    The truth is Ten of Scotland’s major newspapers are owned by just three men: Rupert Murdoch, Lord Rothermere, and Frederick Barclay. They are all billionaires who, personally or through their businesses, have used the law to avoid paying tax.






    The truth shall set you free, we are bombarded in our media every day with pro-union voices



    Enjoy your day

  19. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Lowland League Bonnyrigg Rose v Celtic B, Sat 17th July 3pm



    East coast Tims, roll up roll up. New Dundas Park, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19



    Six minutes from Rose’s friendly v Hearts last week.