Panenka did more than a chip

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13 days until Celtic are in preseason action on their tour of Austria against locals, SK Vorwarts Steyr.  We then face Bohemians or Prague, who the Celtic site tell us have Antonin Panenka as chairman, famous for the Panenka Chip to win the 1976 European Championships for Czechoslovakia against West Germany.

Panenka is less celebrated around these parts for being part of the infamous Rapid Vienna team Celtic faced in 1984.  No photos with Moussa, please.  We have two further games, against Sparta Prague, and Shamrock Rovers in Dublin, before our first Champions League qualification game.

Fair play to Newco for getting some money for the naming rights to what was previously called Murray Park.  Named after the Rangers owner who authorised the EBT schemes which ultimately led to the club’s liquidation, it must have been embarrassing to have Sir David Murray’s name associated with Newco’s training ground.

As a rule, I am up for things which bring money into a club.  Whether Hummel attach their mission statement, ‘We look for those who rarely win’ to the facility remains unclear.

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  1. patmcgrathtakesapenalty on

    Simply to register my presence on the first page.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    PS I taught at St. Mary’s High School, Zomba, Malawi in the early Eighties, very close to the Mpunga project the Foundation Volunteers working on. More than a football club.

  2. mit

     

     

    do you live in east york?

     

     

    not much in my area of mississauga just high winds and a bit of rain.

     

     

    the storm must of blown away the (de) fences at last nights tfc game.

     

     

    caldwell at 3-3 the only team that wi,ll score the winner is tfc. 15 seconds later boom 4-3 dc.

     

     

    they missed a sitter to win it in 93rd mnt.wife says whats a sitter!!!!!!

     

     

    she is from glasgow by the way.

  3. missed a sitter- dc united.

     

     

    should say tfc lucky to draw 4_4 could have been 5down by half time instead of3 0.

  4. I still recall that Panenka chip….took a lot of balls at such a crucial stage against a great keeper like Sepp Maier too. Alas the Czechs will be missing from the World Cup.

     

     

    Must admit I am looking forward more to our forthcoming pre-season games than anything at the world cup, although I am worried that Rogic, Lustig etc will suffer the consequences of such a short break in the season ahead…though lack of form / injury. Club football is much more important given that the best club sides are better than ANY International side.

  5. South Of Tunis on

    PANENKA

     

     

    Remember him playing in the game in Vienna . He looked and played like an old man . Don’t remember him playing in Manchester . Wasn’t at the game at Celtic Park -so don’t know . Rapid player who impressed me was the winger- Pacult

  6. mike in toronto on

    TH

     

     

    In the Beaches. The east end seems to have been the worst hit this time.

     

     

    Did you see my chat yesterday with Tobago about meeting up for a TFC game? Let us know if you are interested.

  7. Left Moville and the Inishowen peninsula behind this morning sadly. Now in Teac Jacks Derrybeg, Gweedore parish on the west coast, passed An Tearmann country, then across the Gllenveigh National Park which was stunning. Guinness now to hand ahhh

     

     

    HH

  8. glendalystonsils on

    Murray park?

     

     

    How about ‘It seems we wurnae the peepil after aw’ park.

     

    or

     

     

    ‘Rangers left it tae us in their will’ park.

     

     

    or

     

     

    ‘Naebuddy likes us’ park

     

     

    or

     

     

    ‘Huv we no suffered enuff?’ park.

  9. Appropriate renaming with Stevie Git rolling in and King at the helm: ‘Crookside.’

     

     

    World Cup – greatest footy show on earth, always loved it, best 4 summer weeks of a football fan’s life.

     

     

    Winners: France

     

     

    Golden Boot: Griezmann

     

     

    Far and away the finest overall squad, time for the Gallus Gallics to get their act together again and seal the deal.

     

     

    Plus the French dwarf owes me for costing me a 3 grand win at the Euros in 2016 for my Portugal/Ronaldo double….

  10. NB

     

    Democracy can be so inconvenient if the outcome isn’t what you want. Alba had the chance for independence and decided against it. The UK decided to vote to leave the EU. And I keep getting a Tory MP.

     

     

    makethebestofitCSC

  11. mickbhoy1888 on

    So now meeting PSG representatives in London with a view to purchasing Edouard for a reported club record of 9 million whereas we could have had him in October for half that fee, wonder what has changed to double his value. or are PSG officials aware that we are about to receive a large amount of money from elsewhere

  12. MICKBHOY1888

     

    The current value is based on the loan agreement whereas they were probably looking for a quick sale in Oct – but at that time he was untried and untested – we’ve had a few of those that have not gone well

  13. mild mannered Pedro delgado on

    Onemalloy

     

    I have 4 wee bits of moville beach on my kitchen window sill smuggled through city of Derry airport.

     

    Enjoy Donegal

  14. Neustadt-Braw on

    makethebestofitCSC

     

     

    is that from the writing on a cell wall?

     

     

    Saor Alba

     

     

    Braw

  15. SoT, yes Pacult was a good player, I remember him, although I have no memory at all of Panenka. At the time of the OT match, I was unemployed and living in Sheffield so my and my girlfriend caught the train to Manchester for the game. On arriving we asked a policeman how to get to Old Trafford “Dunno” he said, “I’m up here from London, we’ve just been sent here to police the miners’ strike”. This was when the government was still insisting that there was no national movement of police to cope with the strike.

  16. Mickbhoy

     

     

    Where did that information come from? I mean both the £4.5 October millions and the £ 9 million meeting in London?

     

     

    JJ

  17. Sandman on 14th June 2018 2:25 pm

     

    Winners: France

     

    Golden Boot: Griezmann

     

    Far and away the finest overall squad, time for the Gallus Gallics to get their act together again and seal the deal.

     

    Plus the French dwarf owes me for costing me a 3 grand win at the Euros in 2016 for my Portugal/Ronaldo double….

     

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    My brother had Portugal/Griezmann :o) was a sweet return

  18. Shortie……………………..not playin’ ball like they do ( hunbelievably) with the teddies………….

     

     

    Kheredine’s piece on Eddy Bhoy pees on les pommes frites……………..

  19. Neustadt Braw, you are not alone in your disgust at events in Westminster yesterday. Herzlichen Gluckwunsch zur Fraulein Braw. HH

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