Shambles of 2020 told more about Celtic than Ferencvaros


Ferencvaros inflicted the first serious blow Celtic received last season, knocking them out of Champions League qualification in a one-off tie at Celtic Park.  They were not a particularly good team, but overcame Dinamo Zagreb and Molde to reach the group stage, where they earned a solitary point, courtesy of a last minute equaliser at home to Dinamo Kiev.

Hungarian football is on the up after decades in the wilderness.  It has an unattractive political face.  The national team exceeded expectations at the Euros and took a point at Wembley last week; Ferencvaros are their domestic success story.

The shambles that was that defeat a year ago was more about Celtic than our visitors.  At the time, I predicted the wounds of that night would soon be forgotten, as there was worse to come.  And how.

I expect Ferencvaros are a better team for their Champions League experiences last season, not to mention the money they earned.  They will expect to take something from the game.  Although still emerging as a cohesive unit, Celtic are absolutely a different prospect than we were last year.  Officially he would concede nothing, but Ange Postecoglou will know the double header against Ferencvaros will decide who progresses to the Europa Conference and who drops out of Europe at this stage.  It’s not nirvana, but I would settle for it right now.

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  1. Good article. Any european football is a bonus.


    I didn’t think we’d reclaim the league this season, though Ange may yet prove me wrong.


    Much work still to do, though we can see progress.


    Any victory this afternoon will do

  2. Paul67,



    I remember you making such grave predictions of what was to come.



    Were you sure, due to inside knowledge or was it solely your gut feelings?

  3. thoughts with Johnny Doyle,s nearest and dearest…..and to our very own St John Doyle



    you never walk alone






    mind that heeder against Real..awfy braw

  4. !!BADA BING!! on 19TH OCTOBER 2021 12:30 PM


    McCarthy injured again, another 4 years of this to come, was this McKay’s ‘ mistake ‘?






    I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that but IMO McCarthy is solely a Desmond production.



    Over the hill EPL and therefore supposedly “sexy” signing.



    DMcK’s ‘mistake’ was reportedly signing off the wages on Juranovic deal which are felt to be excessive by DD and PL.



    I know.

  5. One thing is for sure, the McCarthy signing is someones fault but the paying customers will not be treated with any respect and told who. Like everything that goes wrong with the club its never anyone on the board who is to blame.



    There are two scenario’s for McCarthy, one is the manager signed him in which case who should not have been hired in the first place and the second is the board did it and confirms their disregard for the future of the footballing side of the club.

  6. By the way we still don’t have anyone managing the scouting and hiring of players, its October 19th.

  7. R.I.P. Johnny Doyle.


    I can recall being in my Da’s Hoose when we heard the tragic news on the Radio. was it really 40 Years ago Today ?


    YNWA Johnny Bhoy.



  8. This season, and this season alone, I would forego European football after Christmas, actually, I would be happy if that was the case. The Champions League group stages are awaiting and surely the title must be the target this season, nothing else. To progress as a club the conference, or whatever it’s called, is not where we need to be, but playing in the CL gives us much more exposure and able to attract the interest of to players and agents. por cierto

  9. Timmy, happy to abuse me face to face , you issuing threats , get my email from paul n we can arrange failure to do so , am calling you out as a shitebag cowardly nat , over to you big mooth

  10. squire danaher on

    TURKEYBHOY on 19TH OCTOBER 2021 1:11 PM


    Squire Dannaher,



    And you are sure about that?.






    I don’t think I made myself particularly clear.



    The ‘I know’ didn’t refer to the Juranovic deal.



    It referred to the idea that the reader would question why DD and PL would hold a CEO to account for closing off a transfer. I anticipated the reader would question why PL may be involved, so I said “I know.”



    Apologies for being unclear.

  11. ONIL, probably correct, however he wants the opportunity to say something face to face, I have given him it , up to him now

  12. Boli Bolingoli the SPL specialist left back omitted from Europe drops out, MacGregor continues as captain courageous, new sieve untested at Motherwell, vintage Rogic and classy Turnbull is what you’ll get. Abada, Kyogo and Jota should be more than enough to edge out Ferencvaros, in what should be a very well matched encounter. Nothing on the bench for Celtic, though Mikey Johnston came through a full 15 minutes unscathed on Saturday





    …….Ralston Starfelt CCV Montgomery…..


    ………Turnbull MacGregor Rogic………..


    …………Abada Kyogo Jota……………….





  13. that looks aboot right soupy….



    smiley a surprisingly comfortable 3-1 for the Tic thing




  14. Melbourne Mick on

    Hello again all you young rebels.





    I’m with you and Soupy, a solid win for the bhoys.


    H.H. Mick

  15. anyway back to making money, as someone said celltic game shortly, no more comment on CQN, emails only!

  16. oor main man fae doon under….



    smiley its a pleasure to share a cyber space with your good self and the princess thing



    an awfy braw loon ye are




  17. Melbourne Mick on

    HE…HE don’t be calling me a loon


    I’ll see you efter school for a sqwer go 🤣


    H.H. Mick

  18. Have we got a few rockets arguing with on another today -)))


    Hail hail from the Free State of Bulgarski where at the moment it’s red hot LOL

  19. a loon square go you and this brick …hahahaahaha



    Burgas ye rascal…..



    smiley beware the hungary queen thing







  20. lets all do the huddle on

    Scotland pummelling Paris Naint-Germain at the Wilson Picket



    im guessing that game isnt being played in Scotland ☀️☀️☀️☀️




    I just hope i’ve not got to suffer an hour and a half listening to this McCulloch on CTV -)))




    Alan has finally ditched the motor and is now traveling on wan of them supporters buses -)))

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