Shuffling for spare seats in Lisbon Lions, Mikael’s woes


I’m loving the positivity which surrounds season ticket sales at the moment. You can imagine staff at the Ticket Office bouncing into work these days to deal with another new scenario. Today’s news is that a deadline of this Friday has been made for existing season ticket holders to relocate to the newly opened Upper Lisbon Lions section, before the remaining seasons are made available.

There’s now a high probability that Celtic and Hearts will both have waiting lists for season tickets, with Aberdeen not far behind. Even Hibs are felling their own Irish manager effect, as they target 10,000 ticket sales.

Pretty gutted Mikael Lustig retired at half time in Sweden’s game against Ireland yesterday because of a groin injury. Injury has been the story of Mikael’s life over the last couple of years, which will cast a shadow over the rest of his career. Sweden can continue to select him, when fit, but Celtic will need to cater for the reality that he may miss a lot of football going forward.

It’s also unlikely that he’ll attract a transfer (or sail through a medical). With the right levels of rest and preparatory work, he should be able to compete at the top level for another three years at least, but for much of that time Mikael is destined to be a bit part player.


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  1. Delaneys Dunky on

    The Huddle



    Good we have the same taste in music. Just got confirmed last week that my Polish Grandad from Gdansk had Lithuanian parents fae along the Baltic coast.

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    JUDE2005 IS NEIL LENNON \O/ on 14TH JUNE 2016 10:14 PM



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  4. Delaneys Dunky on 14th June 2016 10:21 pm


    Good we have the same taste in music. Just got confirmed last week that my Polish Grandad from Gdansk had Lithuanian parents fae along the Baltic coast.




    I’m hunting down who gave me this beak :O) My Dad’s side is an utter shit storm, my Mum such bliss.

  5. saltires en sevilla on

    TONTINE TIM on 14TH JUNE 2016 10:16 PM






    Watching the Iceland lads and crowd during their Anthem, feeling they were loving every moment and why not. A country with a population the size of Auld Reekie and they qualified for a tournament Scotland has consistently failed to make any impact on.




    The state of our national game is a joke!! We are still paying for Souness and years of never, never largesse buying in from continetnal leagues rather than develop our own has killed off our game for a generation.




    *Only one person to blame and it’s not the beast but a rugby supporting rag and bone man who disnae have a leg tae staun on as far as the ruination of Scottish fitba is concerned.






    Good point mate…



    I was looking to show how far back the rot set in (pre- Murray) but there is no doubt he upped the ante and kept on, and on, and on!!



    No action by SFA and silence in the media.






    P.S. Loved that Iceland goal!

  6. bhoy@58 on 14th June 2016 10:29 pm



    was big billy`s gran not lithuanian?


    i know there is a lithuanian club in Bellshill.




    Yep was where my gran was from before they moved to Fife

  7. Delaneys Dunky on

    The Huddle



    My Irish/Polska genes have served me well so far.


    Praise the Lord.

  8. Think his mum



    My wee gran knew her



    It was MoSSend





    BHOY@58 on 14TH JUNE 2016 10:29 PM


    was big billy`s gran not lithuanian?



    i know there is a lithuanian club in Bellshill.

  9. Well done Iceland,


    Ronaldo acting like spoilt brat


    and I could never want any side with Pepe in to win anything

  10. Delaneys Dunky on




    Was at a Polish house warming party in Clydebank on Saturday. The hosts laid out two tables. One had enough Polish grub for an army. The other table had £500 worth o booze.


    I am proud to be an Irish, Polish, Scotsman.

  11. Saint Stivs says SACK THE BOARD on

    SUPERSUTTON on 14TH JUNE 2016 8:47 PM


    On a slightly different note.




    Looking at the starting eleven for Iceland. Every surname ends in ‘son’.




    Possibly not unique for them. But a curiosity nevertheless.






    my bhoys bhoy told me he is playing for iceland tonight



    thats him over there







  12. aburntoutcase on

    DD – I work with afew lads from Poznan. Beautifuly company to get in among. When I told them my uncle Frank was a Polish pilot in WW2 who married my dads wee sis,they embraced me like no other.

  13. THE_HUDDLE on 14TH JUNE 2016 9:12 PM


    Jan Vennegoor Of Hesselink







    That drop very happy memories for me.


    When my grand daughter was suffering with the colic, I used to march up the hallway (lobby for those lucky enough to hail from North Lanarkshire) to get her to sleep.


    She’s nearly 10 now. Tempus fugit.

  14. Delaneys Dunky on



    My grandad was a Polish pilot who worked out of Abbotsinch during WW2, and settled in Paisley after the war. Hiding his nationallity to get a job.

  15. Re Surnames



    As most of ye know Mac is the Irish for son, and a lot of our names start with Mac sometimes shortened to Mc.



    Úa is the Irish for Grandson, many Irish were illiterate and when giving their names to the English Authorities the English Clerks understood Ua as O and wrote the names as O’Sullivan etc.


    Also the natives gave their names in Irish and the Clerks wrote it down phonetically,


    One example is the Irish name Faelán, that was anglicised as Phelan or Whelan depending on the Clerk, I know of a family where when doing the family tree, two brothers were given surnames of Phelan & Whelan and present day first cousins on their Dad’s sides have different surnames.

  16. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    DELANEYS DUNKY on 14TH JUNE 2016 10:03 PM






    My Grandad Delaney from Sligo said the name was of Laney from France. So I have recently found out that I am a Lithuanian, Polish,Irish, Frenchman, born in Scotland. All that matters is my love for Celtic though. :)



    Hope you and your beautiful family are well.






    None more generous of spirit than yourself , Dunky.


    A real credit to your genetic makeup.



    Hybrid vigour ya bas.

  17. The Brendan linked list of 2016



    Zlatan Ibrahimović – Unattached – 34 – Forward – Various



    Steven Fletcher – Sunderland – 28 – Forward – Sunderland Echo – Various



    Mohamed Elyounoussi – Molde FK – 21 – Forward – Various – Various



    Robert Snodgrass – Norwich – 28 – Midfielder – Various – Various



    Jónatan Ingi Jónsson – AZ Alkmaar – 16 – Midfielder – Icelandic Media – 14/02/16



    Thomas Delaney – FC Copenhagen – 24 – Midfielder – The Sun – 25/02/16



    Arnór Ingvi Traustason – IFK Norrköping – 22 – Midfielder – Daily Record – 25/02/16



    Kim Shin-wook – Jeonbuk Hyundai – 27 – Forward – Daily Record – 27/02/16



    Stephen Hendrie – West Ham – 21 – Defender – Daily Record – 1/03/16



    Josh Brownhill – Preston North End – 20 – Midfielder – The Scotsman – 4/03/16



    Anthony Limbombe – N.E.C. – 21 – Forward – The Sun – 10/03/16



    Paul McGinn – Dundee – 25 – Defender – Daily Express – 17/03/16



    Callum O’Dowda – Oxford – 20 – Midfielder – The Sun – 23/03/16



    Obbi Oularé – Watford – 20 – Forward – The Scotsman – 13/04/16



    Ángelo Henríquez – Dinamo Zagreb – 22 – Forward – Chilean Press – 19/04/16



    Tino-Sven Susic – Hajduk Split – 24 – Midfielder – The Sun – 22/04/16



    Ola Aina – Chelsea – 19 – Defender – Various – 25/04/16



    Rob Holding – Bolton – 21 – Defender – The Sun – 8/05/16



    Bradley Dack – Gillingham – 22 – Midfielder – Daily Mail – 9/05/16



    Matty Taylor – Bristol Rovers – 26 – Forward – Bristol Post – 9/05/16



    Bersant Celina – Man City – 19 – Midfielder – ClubCall – 14/05/16



    Emerson Hyndman – Fulham – 20 – Midfielder – The Sun – 16/05/16



    Nick Pope – Charlton Athletic – 24 – Goalkeeper – The Scotsman – 17/05/16



    Steven Gerrard – LA Galaxy – 36 – Midfielder – The Sun – 21/05/16



    Danny Graham – Sunderland – 30 – Forward – Daily Mail – 21/05/16



    Scott Sinclair – Aston Villa – 27 – Forward – The Scotsman – 24/05/16



    Wout Weghorst – Heracles – 23 – Forward – Daily Record – 24/05/16



    Will Grigg – Wigan – 24 – Forward – Various – 26/05/16



    Joe Allen – Liverpool – 26 – Midfielder – The Herald – 28/05/16



    Fankaty Dabo – Chelsea – 20 – Defender – Daily Star – 29/05/16



    Joe Gomez – Liverpool – 19 – Defender – The Sun – 2/06/16



    Rafa Mir – Valencia – 18 – Forward – Dutch Media – 3/06/16



    Sam Johnson – Djurgårdens IF – 23 – Forward – The Sun – 3/06/16



    Steven Taylor – Newcastle – 30 – Defender – Daily Star – 4/06/16



    Oliver Norwood – Reading – 25 – Midfielder – Belfast Telegraph – 4/06/16



    Andre Wisdom – Liverpool – 23 – Defender – Daily Mail – 5/06/16



    Chidiebere Nwakali – Man City – 19 – Midfielder – The Herald – 6/06/16



    Ryan Bennett – Norwich – 26 – Defender – HITC – 9/06/16



    Gwion Edwards – Crawley Town – 23 – Midfielder – HITC – 13/06/16



    Massimo Donati – Bari – 35 – Midfielder – Massimo Donati – 13/06/16



    Hal Robson-Kanu – Reading – 27 – Midfielder – Daily Mail – 13/06/16



    PJ Crossan – Dunfermline – 17 – Forward – The Courier – 14/06/16



    Alfie Finnbogason – FC Augsburg,- Forward – CQN

  18. aburntoutcase on

    GG – Good for her,I hope she`s thriving. But you wont be marching down Garvaghy Road! Smiley hing.

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  20. aburntoutcase on

    DD – My uncle stayed in the camp in Elderslie which was built for the pilots. ps Abbostinch! Are you about 90 year auld?

  21. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    ABURNTOUTCASE on 14TH JUNE 2016 10:22 PM


    Evening/morning all. Who`s Macjay fighting wae this evening?






    The uninitiated.