Spartak sack manager Emeri after derby defeat


Spartak Moscow today sacked manager Unai Emeri after a 1-5 home league defeat against eight placed Dinamo Moscow.  Spartak are confirmed as bottom of Celtic’s Champions League group before they head to Celtic Park for the final game on 5 December.

Emeri has been increasingly unpopular since taking over earlier this year when his spell at Valencia ended, while rumours of dissent in the dressing room were never far away.  I had hoped he would remain in place for the visit to Glasgow but there will be a new man in charge by then.

A group of around 200 supporters demonstrated after the game, many chanting for the foreign players to ‘Go home’.

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  1. bookies pen for a button on a blazer



    So it’s all you’re fault……smiley face thingy…..



  2. zimmerman



    21:35 on 25 November, 2012



    But as canamalar asked what about those who could only afford the Season Ticket?



    It is a really difficult thing but as ever, it is a test of how we react to things.



    Everyone on this site is of the view that it is a real privilege to be able to go and watch Celtic play at home. There will be Supporters who cannae stretch their finances any further than the ST’s they buy.



    Todays article, and I don’t blame Paul67, is really bad news IMO.



    My confidence about the Spartak game was mainly about how divided Spartak were.



    Celtic will have to be amazing next midweek to beat these guys now. :((((



    Time for the support to UNIFY once again.




  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    jude2005 is neil lennon \o/



    21:40 on


    25 November, 2012



    Where did you get your information (evidence) that the CB “want them (the GB) followed, harassed. taped and intimidated”

  4. ten men won the league



    Haven’t watched it yet but it’s been annoying me for weeks with the overacting and dragged out storyline…

  5. Canamalar,



    wheeeesht now, between you and me it’ll be bigger than Rodney bhoy :¬)



    I place more trust in the board listening to the people who matter most in this, the Celtic supporters and thats including some of the players, management and board members.



    It’ll be fine I think, I predict that very soon the harassment will stop, whether or not it permanently stops, well thats the question?



    Just a quick look in, toodaloo Celts.

  6. The G.B. are a wonderful bunch o’ Celtic Supporters..






    By deciding tae .. Boycott.. the Two Games…





    In Ma Opinion..



    For No good reason.. at awe…



    They Showed..Me..



    That .. they May be..Celtic Supporters.. but..



    They ur No … Very Good..



    Celtic.. FANS!



    Ah suppose, as far as they wur concerned.. They Hid a Reason/Reasons.






    As faur as Ah am concerned…



    They Didnae!



    Why don’t they jist



    Mak sure that Their Members..



    Obey awe the Regs , that Govern.. Individual. And Crowd Behaviour.. at a Soccer Game, at Celtic Park…Tae… the Letter o’ the Law?



    And don’t tell me ..they dae.. that,already..






    They Evidently…DO NOT!








    The Polis , MUST hiv a Beef..concerning Infringements,By G.B. members.. tae those governing Laws… tae Go oan… afore they kin .. Act the Goat…




    Obey the Law.. You Guys o the G.B






    Naebuddy, will be able tae say..Boo … Tae Ye..







  7. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on




    Was it not posted on here last week that one of our fans went to a police station to complain and was told they were contacted by Celtic to “observe” his house and relatives?

  8. Not seen tonight’s ‘Homeland’, but someone posed the question last week : has Homeland jumped the shark?


    So called because of how desperate a show becomes when the producers introduce something ridiculous to keep up flagging interest as they did in the latter stages of ‘Happy Days’ when they got The Fonze to jump over a shark whilst driving a jet-ski. The end of the show arrived shortly thereafter.


    I think Homeland jumped the shark when it suddenly morphed into ’24’ with the stock mental nucular terryrists à la Bush years.


    Coulda been so much more but this is what happens when the Yanquis decide to go for the lowest common denominator i.e. Mom & Pop Apple Pie and their little tartlets.


    Okay….off to watch episode 4 of The Killing III.


    Much better and nae seafood.


    : > )

  9. So, the vibe today is, ‘Oh no! Spartak lost 5-1 at home to their mid-table rivals and their manager got sacked. Wur doomed!’






    The Spartak players are mostly overpaid foreign mercenaries who have fallen out of favour with the fans. They certainly don’t have a strong bond with the club.



    The Chelsea players weren’t exactly busting a gut to prove themselves to Rafa today, were they?



    Let’s see what happens. Personally, I’d rather we were playing this team at Celtic Park than a relaxed, in-form, strutting Barca side at the Camp Nou. I’m weird like that.

  10. Zbyszek



    Yes Z all is well with the family and I, its a tough one but we all have to go there at some point, all part of life’s journey.




  11. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    thats much better and I agree, so much better concntrating on how good the support can be than looking for scapegoats.


    Said many times on here, Celtic park can be like a man down as well as a 12th man, the team have to do their bit too.


    I’ve also said, I dont know whats going on in fellow supporters lives and if they need somewhere to vent their spleens theres no a safer or better place for them to do it, in fact theres nowhere else they can do it without getting done for breech, is there.


    I like to think disgruntled supporters have turned up at Celtic park after a bad week looking to get something to cheer them up, when that doesnt happen, it doesnt take long for the frustration to win the day, screaming at the team is them just confirming their life is shite and the team never helped. But they’ll turn up next time hoping the team will help make life a little less shite, innit.


    ML2 is no really a place, you cant fool me :oD


    hail hail

  12. Canalamar …. Nearly called you canalager there … I blame kafflik schools btw



    When i was pointed to cqn ( by celtic bob ) about 6 years ago …. I found a site i thought i could vent .. Praise … Laugh … Cry … And more than anything be a tim



    Times change … Cqn has its clliques… Its nazis … Its green huns … Etc etc



    I will be unpopular … But its not a popularity contest. The guys in 107 must hate me for shouting… Jumping out my seat … Swearing often… Giving praise… Standing up for the gb…. Doing the huddle…. Blah blan blah



    Am i a bad celt ? not in my book im not.



    Open to all …….. Is that our club ;)

  13. My dear,dear,dear, friend..Petec












    Ah am delighted that Ye ..Join .Me.. in



    Voicing the Opinion.



    That…a Change of Management…By Spartak..jist afore. sucha Crucial date..on the Celtic Calendar..



    which is.. oor Upcoming Confronto… wi’.. the Moscow Spartak.



    In Ma Opinion.. that Change couldnae come at a Woise Time.




    The Last Thing that We want ..is



    A ..Newly Re-Juvenated Sparta..



    Which.. Many a Time wull be the case… when a Formerly ..


    Struggling Club..



    Gets a New Manager..



    Bad.. News.. Fur .. Us.. Indeedy!





    Yer pal..who likes ye aloater..




  14. Vmhan



    I will try to remember about your life’s journeys in the comming days. Always happy when see you in the morning. Take care.




    New Spartak manager will be announced tomorrow in the afternoon.

  15. Neil Canalamar



    Lanarkshire or Glasgow is the likely event location……think everybody with a different opinion should go to a different pub and people wae the same opinion…..well they are just cliques….and should nae be out in the first place!

  16. My dear,dear,dear,friend..Mr.Z



    Hiya, pal??



    Great tae greet ye..



    Thanks fur the latest News ,re the Sparta Change of Management..






    Yes.. Virginia..



    A Brand New Manager






    Make a Real Change in Direction fur his new Club…



    and..more often, than not.. For the Better.



    Nice Chattin






    who thinks ye ur the best thing tae come oota Poland since… Bobby Vinton



    Still.. Laughin’

  17. Dani Alves injured tonight for Barcelona, but Piqué and Puyol played the whole game in central defence. Both have missed a great deal of football and I think it’s very unlikely they’ll be rested against Benfica.



    Montoya came on for Alves and did fine. Xavi and Jordi Alba got 75 minutes and came off when it was already 0-4 for Barça.



    A lot is being made of Barcelona being 11 points ahead of Real Madrid, but Atlético Madrid also won 4-0 tonight and are only three points behind. It’s the Madrid derby next weekend. If Atlético’s title aspirations are real, they will take something from the Bernabéu.



    The Madrid derby is at 9 pm Celtic Park time next Saturday. Barcelona play Athletic Bilbao earlier that evening. Celtic people ought to hope for Bilbao to get a result in Barcelona, for Messi not to score and for Atlético to get a result against Real Madrid. And for no further Barcelona injuries.



    This is the best bet for Barcelona resting no one for their game against Benfica, in my opinion.



    The Catalan elections are a side issue, I think. But for the record, at the time of writing, with 95% of votes counted, 87 seats in the Catalan devolved parliament have gone to parties that won Catalonia to have sovereignty over itself, and 48 have gone to parties that want sovereignty to remain with the king and the federal Spanish set-up.



    The football club means a lot in all of this, as an expression of a separate identity, but I think these elections will have scant effect on what happens at the football in the immediate term.

  18. up_over_goal,



    that’s funnee:)



    I agree, we will beat the dead cat bouncers, but not by jumping the shark.

  19. Kojo



    Ha, The Polish Prince . “Moya droga ya tse koham”. He is still alive and keeping well.


    Re. Spartak new manager. Agree with you opinion on that change.


    One thing is what influence will that have there, the other thing is what Celtic can expect? What Celtic can expect is the question. Unai Emeri was predictable in his crazy decisions and play. New coach might be unpredictable at all.

  20. My dear,dear,dear,friend.. Mr. Z



    The Polish Prince?



    Yes.. That’s the Guy..



    Whita Great Singer!






    He diznae LOOK.. Polish!





    Yer pal..who likes ye aloater.



    Still, Laughin’

  21. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    Was going to buy a Karaoke machine until i read the small print