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We have a lot of football to play between now and our visit to Ibrox in just over two weeks, but perhaps the most important game of the month comes immediately after that match, in Brussels against Anderlecht. Moussa Dembele declaring himself ready to face a team he spent last season punishing in ruthless fashion is welcome, but without being disrespectful to our domestic opponents, a point in Brussels is far more valuable than a win at Ibrox.

Three games, against Hamilton Accies, Ross County and Dundee, stand out as opportunities to get Moussa and Odsonne Edouard match-fit Brussels. We have the opportunity to bury a weak-willed performance there in 2003, when Larsson, Sutton, Hartson etc. went down meekly to 10 men.

The PSG game will take care of itself. We have a punchers chance against an outrageously (and, some allege, illegally) acquired football team. I’ll take our chances against anyone at home, but if we can’t perform in Brussels, nothing we do against PSG will matter.

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  1. The head to head against Anderlecht are likely to be our defining games. Europe after Christmas the reward.

  2. PSG -?

     

     

    One of their likely starters ( Marco Verratti) was jeered throughout last night’s Italia 1 -Israel 0 .

     

     

    Didn’t see it so can’t comment — but -a quick swatch at the Italian media tells me that yet again -” the Little Genius ” did zilch while playing for Italia

  3. VFR800 is now a monster 821,

     

    Sorry I missed your post, was on a flight. If you’re still around and the tickets are still available, I’m keen to buy them. I think I still have your details but no thanks sure. Can you give me a clue & I’ll be in touch Many thanks.

  4. SOUTH OF TUNIS

     

    I watched Italy v Israel and was shocked at how poor the football was.

     

    Both looked like teams way out of FIFA’s top 50.

     

    Hard for Veratti as there was zero movement around him.

     

    It reminded me of lower league games with ball going to wide men and hopeful punts.

     

    Italy have a coaching problem.

  5. P67

     

    If PSG are “an outrageously acquired” football team then we already have done the pre season against The Ragers”.

     

    HH

  6. Fan a Tic- I think players show little enthusiasm for internationals these days,a bit like myself…….

  7. TONYDONNELLY67 on 6TH SEPTEMBER 2017 11:34 AM

     

    Some of these Celtic blogs are going way over the top with advertisements including here, its way over the top, i’v no problem with anyone making an earner but ffs it getting bang out of order, you can’t read the blogs for adverts, get it sorted ffs.

     

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    Disable this, install that, switch off something else ….. ignores the point you are making, I think.

     

    Adverts can be tolerable but the amount, frequency and screen space are, as you say, “bang out of order, you can’t read the blogs for adverts, get it sorted ffs.”

  8. Can anyone tell me how I stop seeing or close the side advertising banners that keep coming up on CQN pages?

     

     

    It blocks out the bulk of text making it unreadable but there does not appear to be an X to close it.

  9. Paul 67 etal.

     

     

    Our most important game is against the French then the next Champions game after that, and after that. To hope that we beat Anderlecht twice is defeatist thinking, I want Celtic to play to the ability that they have shown over the last season,win, lose, or draw, as long as they try their best every game they play in

     

     

     

     

    Anderlecht

  10. FAN-A -TIC @1.39

     

     

    ” Italy have a coaching problem” .

     

     

    Ventura wasn’t a popular choice as Manager .The Fitba Pink said this — ” a dinosaur whose greatest achievement was winning a Serie C title . Got to assume that the Dinosaurs who run the Italian FA are happy to employ a fellow Dinosaur ” .

     

     

    Didn’t see their 3-0 humping by Spain but the media had a field day re Ventura’s team selection and tactics v Spain . The absence of Chiellini saw Ventura abandon 3-5-2 and playing a wide open 4-2-4 in an away game v Spain.

  11. SOZ on 6TH SEPTEMBER 2017 1:47 PM

     

     

    Can anyone tell me how I stop seeing or close the side advertising banners that keep coming up on CQN pages?

     

     

    It blocks out the bulk of text making it unreadable but there does not appear to be an X to close it.

     

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    I get this when I view the site from my work PC – where I cannot change the settings like Javascript etc. I can get around it by maximizing the window, then hitting refresh to allow the page to reload. After this I can reduce the window to a less obvious size.

     

     

    I agree that the adverts are now making the site a real pain. It doesn’t happen with other websites for some reason.

     

     

    On my home PC I have AdBlocker installed and that sorts it.

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    The latest Si Ferry Meets…….on Youtube is Scott McDonald

     

    Only 1 up so far, the Helicopter Sunday one should be interesting.

     

    If anyone hasn’t seen these, Aiden McGeady Pt2 is hilarious

  13. When the adverts started to increase, I installed AdBlock and have never had an advert since. Those having trouble should try it.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    Yogi

  14. BADA BING

     

    The good teams have players playing expansive football and enjoy showcasing their talents.

     

    Spain and Germany particularly.

     

    Maybe to many know they are just fodder for superstars to rub in their superiority and its just not worth it as their value can dip with poor performances against quality players?

     

    When you have a quality player from a lower nation it must be difficult playing with vastly inferior team mates than you are used to despite national pride.

  15. TD67

     

     

    Download NeverAds and set it up on your iPad/iPhone using Safari. I’ve done it on both, works fine.

  16. FAN -A -TIC .

     

     

    ” Both looked like teams way out of FIFA’s TOP 50 ” .

     

     

    Mmm –

     

     

    Saw this comment from a journo earlier-

     

     

    ” FIFA rank Italy as being 12th ” best ” in the world.. The first 45 minutes suggested that the reality is 52nd ” .

  17. Have to go along with those saying the advertising, or type of advertising is getting out of hand (when browsing on a mobile device). On this site it’s an annoyance at times, especially when clicking through several pages or refreshing the page as the screen jumps about. On places like VideoCelts you frequently can’t read the contact as a full page ad appears on screen with no way of closing it down making it a horrible user experience.

  18. TONYDONNELLY67

     

     

    Tony I’ve got Adblock and Adblock Plus on my i Phone, works a treat, if ye can d/l both and go to CQN through ADblocks browser, happy days nae ads or annoying stuff.

     

     

    Failing that try a private windae on Safari..

     

     

    HH

  19. TD67

     

     

    Go to the App Store on your device and type in neverads. It’s there, I’ve just checked it.

  20. GENE on 6TH SEPTEMBER 2017 2:33 PM

     

    TD67

     

     

    I disable javascript on my iphone – no ads

     

    I don’t think I should be disabling anything mate? That be up to the blog owner to fish out some dosh to update his site from the the one he has now, it’s becoming a joke.

  21. Tony

     

     

    “I don’t think I should be disabling anything mate? That be up to the blog owner to fish out some dosh to update his site from the the one he has now, it’s becoming a joke”

     

     

    Remove pin, launch grenade……wait :-))

  22. TNT

     

    when i’m at home i use my laptop with adblocker – on the move on my old iphone i disable java – don’t find it too much of a prob – rather that than all the ads

  23. CQN and James Forrest blog got ridiculous for adverts a few months ago.

     

    Adverts taking up most of the page, full page adverts popping up which couldn’t be closed and having to wait forever for a page to load.

     

    I disabled JavaScript in browser settings – simples

     

    No more problems on those sites.

     

    If I go to a site that needs Java I just enable it for that site

     

    I have a Kindle fire using Silk browser

  24. My friends in Celtic,

     

     

    Advertising is everywhere now, we cannot escape it. But do we actually read them and do the influence our buying .

     

     

    It would be interesting to have some feedback from the CQN advertisers or the admin team if they know.

     

     

    HH.

  25. Awe these ex students running blogs, socialist deserters cashing in on the big penny, sold themselves to the devil, shocking, they be having heated driveways next ffs :))

     

    Am aff up ti the shops ti get some ginger (pop) this better be sorted she a get back, or else a be wanting a meeting wi this Paul dude :)) HH

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