Nomme Kaljur biggest game of the week is tonight


In a little over five hours, Nomme Kalju are in domestic league action, their 20th game of the season.  2018’s champions are level in the battle for third place with tonight’s opponents, Paide, so this will be a competitive encounter.  All things considered, the forthcoming games against Celtic are less important than finishing third and qualifying for Europe next season.

They are five points off second and 10 from the top of the table.  It has been a disappointing campaign for the two-time Estonian champions, the most significant positive being this week’s Champions League qualification win in Macedonia over Shkendija.

Like Kilmarnock, who went down to the other CQN last night, Shkendija are preseason, and having won away, should comfortably have taken care of business in the second leg, but weakness in the other kind of legs is likely to have been their downfall.  Both teams were clearly drained from their first competitive action of the season, leading to bizarre results.

Nomme probably have the lowest economic footprint of any club Celtic have faced in European football (Lincoln Red Imps may just edge them).  Wednesday’s game at Celtic Park will certainly contribute more to the economy than their entire 2018 exploits.  This tie is a fairy tale for Nomme Kalju, who will transform their 2019 economic footprint with TV rights for the home game, and a gift to Celtic, who had the far tougher task of overcoming Rosenborg at the same stage a year ago.

The European draw gods were unkind last season, let’s hope they continue to pitch softly to us for another few rounds.


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  1. The ticket prices are too high – they have been stepped up each Season – for these qualifier Seasons.



    That Celtic through no fault of their own, huv to negotiate.






    Root and branch clear out needed. Clearly not fit for purpose. The Word progressive sends shivers down my spine these days but the SFA has to be cleared out and Business dudes that are the best in their field and can build things need to be in situ so Celtic and other Scottish Clubs and even Sevco can grow properly.

  2. !!Bada Bing!! on

    looks like Celtics next qualifying CL opponents can be any of:





    Qarabag or Dundalk


    Maribor or AIK


    Crvena Zvezda or HJK


    Maccabi Tel-Aviv or Cluj


    Valletta or Ferencvaros

  3. fairhill bhoy on

    FTW-ELR ,didn’t need to watch your link😉


    Brilliant series with brilliant actors


    Frank was my favourite

  4. These (hopefully 4) qualifiers should be capped at £20. The club made over £100m last year-without CL qualification. They don’t need to rip the erse out of these games. If, as we should, have group games in either CL or EL in addition to the 3 domestic competitions the fans will be shelling out plenty.

  5. Fool Time Whistle on




    “Ooooh Frank, you don’t any pills.”


    “Marie, those are my pills.”



    Barone CSC

  6. Billy Bhoy


    I am not saying I disagree but do you think there would have been no complaints had 20 pounds been the price?




  7. Fool Time Whistle on




    “Ooooh Frank, you don’t need any pills.”



    “Marie, those are my pills.”



    Barone CSC

  8. prestonpans bhoys on




    Look at it from my point of view, I’m on holiday for three weeks and on the HTS. Paying for each game and can’t be there 😈😈although have someone who will take the ticket away free for next week’s game…..err to hertz fan😱😵

  9. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    Learned cqn and thems what knows about stuff: I’ve only ever had Glenfarclas 105 on 2 occasions and I can’t remember much about the said visky- what is the collective opinion on it?

  10. glendalystonsils on




    It’s rubbish . Send it to me and I’ll dispose of it safely for you!-))

  11. Personally speaking if after drinking something twice I have no recollection of the event then I would say the stuff hits the spot.




  12. Ivehad


    It’s obviously not a standout drink otherwise you would have remember it.


    Me – I can’t stand whisky

  13. Fool Time Whistle on




    “The Power of No” is one of my favourite episodes.



    But there are too many excellent ones ….

  14. FOOL TIME WHISTLE on 19TH JULY 2019 7:39 PM









    “The Power of No” is one of my favourite episodes.







    But there are too many excellent ones ….







    most under-rated comedy writing of all time



    robert in the disco with his zoot suit and the new crew,

  15. fairhill bhoy on

    FTW-I thought Robert and Amy’s wedding dance was fantastic 🕺


    Anyway bedtime away to watch the rest of the golf 🏌️

  16. Celtic legend Tommy Gemmell’s football boots sell for £18,000




    Gemmell wore the boots to score during Celtic’s historic European Cup triumph



    The football boots Tommy Gemmell wore to score during Celtic’s historic European Cup triumph have sold for £18,000 at auction in Glasgow.



    The left-back struck the equaliser against Inter Milan in 1967 as Jock Stein’s men became the first British club to lift the famous trophy.



    For the past nine years the battered Adidas boots have been on display at Hampden’s Scottish Football Museum.



    They were bought by an anonymous private collector.



    The boots were part of a private lot being sold at McTear’s Sporting Medals and Trophies Auction by a Glasgow businessman who was a friend of Gemmell’s family.



    The auctioneer’s hammer came down at £14,000 but the boots will cost £18,000 when buyer’s commission and VAT are added.





    Gemmell, who died in March 2017, aged 73, played 247 times for Celtic from 1961 to 1971 and scored 37 goals.



    During a glittering career the defender won the European Cup, six league titles, three Scottish Cups and four League Cups.



    He was also capped 18 times for Scotland.



    His boots had been owned by a man whose father was friends with both Gemmell and Auld.



    The father was with the defender after a training match in 1967 and asked jokingly if he could have a “token from Tam”.



    Gemmell tossed him his worn out boots and said: “I wore these in Lisbon, tell the wee fella to look after them.”



    Brian Clements from McTear’s said: “Any memorabilia associated with Celtic’s momentous 1967 European Cup win is important but the boots that scored one of Celtic’s two goals are on another level entirely.



    “We knew there would be significant interest in the lot and we were not disappointed. There was some fierce bidding with the boots eventually selling for £18,000 to a private collector.”



    Other Lisbon Lions items sold at the auction included Jimmy “Jinky” Johnstone’s match-worn jersey from the ill-tempered game against Racing Club in the 1967 World Club Championship in Uruguay, which went for £5,400, and Bertie Auld’s Adidas holdall from the European Cup, which fetched £2,300.

  17. remember that joke about the guy in the bar in glasgow, who ask the barman to put his travel holdall behind the bar for safe keeping



    then much later withe a few drinks asks the barmaid if she can give him it back



    “here hen can i can get my ……………..

  18. Lullaby



    The New Co are indeed Coming.



    Celtic better take them seriously.



    NoMads beat Stevie C’s team.



    You can diss Stevie G all ye want, he has played under superb Managers. Having a Whole Establishment behind you will really help.



    This will be an INCREDIBLY Hard Title to Win.



    We need Everyone Together.




  19. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    Hmmm GDS . If it comes up in the middle aisle 😂 n Lidl, it’s all yours!

  20. Fool Time Whistle on

    Saint Stivs & FairhillBhoy



    Get on YouTube and search for bloopers from the show.



    Some of it is as good as the show.



    While we’re on it – the episode when Robert catches Pat having a fag & then gets it from all sides for (pretending) to smoke again..




  21. Ibrokes Celtic got beat both games Last Season – That is FACT.



    First game is @ Ibrokes this Season.



    Callum has to push Scottie Brownie oot the picture this Season. There are others that have to step up.



    NFL – So Many have been Praying for ye.



    Dinnae Favour yer Favourites, and You Will Do Well.

  22. Hot Smoked



    I don’t think anyone would expect tickets for less than £20.



    After all, we still don’t have the money for a right back, apparently!

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