Stjarnan have form in Scotland and Poland


Celtic face Icelandic champions Stjarnan in their opening Champions League qualifier, with the first leg just three weeks away.  Stjarnan knocked Motherwell out of the Europa League last season, by all accounts the Scottish club should have given a much better account of themselves.

It will be vastly more concerning to Ronny Deila that they went on to eliminate Lech Poznan in the next round.  Lech finished second in Poland, just two points behind our old pals Legia Warsaw, and the Polish season starts two weeks before Scotland’s, so there is nothing to be complacent about.

A three goal home defeat at the hands of Inter Milan ended Stjarnan’s European adventure, but by that stage the Icelandic fans must had expired their European budget for the season, the trip to the San Siro would have been a suitable place to bow out.

The other consequential information when we draw teams from near the Arctic Circle is that they are midseason and (from what I can make out) play on an artificial surface.

I’ve no idea what happened to Motherwell and Lech Poznan but there are no excuses for either team and there will be none for Celtic.  Let’s get the job done.

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  1. bournesouprecipe on

    Long long shot



    young kid devastated lost his passport Shawlands Cross area Glasgow Saturday night was due to go on holiday Tuesday morning.



    any help, may have been left in a Black Taxi cab


    Double podium for moi! I’ll retire now and rest on my laurels.



    Though if BOURNESOUPRECIPE had offered a Hendricks moment rather than a Beyoncé one,I may have been distracted.

  3. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    Ah, CQN back ….!!!!!!!!!

  4. Try again.



    Is there a deadline for new signings to be eligible for these ties?





    We have to play a multitude of qualifiers. Thems the breaks.



    Smith in The Scotsman alluded to it this morning,while missing the point entirely. But rules is rules.



    Someday one day we will have a more difficult opponent than the ones we have faced recently in the early rounds. This time I think we will be more prepared than last year.



    However-apologies to Mr Gove!-a lot still depends on the non-playing side of the club. Ronny may be 100% sure that he has the squad in place,and prepared. But he cannot be 100% sure that all members of the squad will remain in place,nor that improvements are on the horizon.



    I expect this time that PL will back his manager,strangely enough. Time will tell.

  6. The fact that Stjarnan will be halfway through their season by the time we play them will mean that we will be in for a tough 2 qualifying legs. I believe we will win and get through but the most important thing is qualifying for the next round, where we will be a bit more match fit by then.

  7. bournesouprecipe on











    Man Utd


    West Ham



    All ‘swooping’ for Virgil Van Dijk

  8. The Pantaloon Duck on

    A teacher asks her class to use the word “contagious”. Roland, the teacher’s pet, gets up and says, “Last year I got the measles and my mum said it was contagious.”


    “Well done, Roland,” says the teacher.


    “Can anyone else try?”


    Katie, a sweet little girl with pigtails, says, “My grandma says there’s a bug going round, and it’s contagious.”


    “Well done, Katie,” says the teacher. “Anyone else?”


    Little Irish Sean jumps up and says in a broad Dublin accent, “Our next door neighbour is painting his house with a two inch brush, and my dad says it will take the contagious.”






    Undeterred, the teacher tries again. Can anyone give me a sentence that uses the word “horticulture”?



    Before she can tell little Sean to keep his gob shut, he pipes up: “My dad says you can take a horticulture but you can’t make her think.”

  9. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    We’ll pump the Icelanders good and proper.



    Damn you BobbyM, was trying for a full bifter Cambodium Podium, Alas it was not to be. Mrs ACGR is on the Cambodium Immodium.



    Did you get my text with the fleg pic from Ankkor Wat? Almost caused a diplomatic incident:_)




  10. Afternoon Timland from a hot hun free mountain valley.



    I wouldn’t be too complacant about beating the Icelanders, they are prob the hardest we could have got.


    Icelandic football is on a high just now, as is their economy, telling the banksters to gtf has done the country a power of good.



    Still, if we go about things in the right manner, it shouldn’t be too much bother, but we need to get it right, or else we can kiss the CL goodby.




  11. South Of Tunis on

    Stjarnan .?



    Saw both of their games v Inter . ——- beaten 3-0 at home and 6-0 in Milan .Kovacic ripped them apart in Milan.

  12. foghorn leghorn on

    the problems with the site over the last 24 hours is directly linked to the threats from sevco fans to try and hit hard the so-called enemies of their new club



    last week they disrupted the water supply in parts of motherwell and surrounding areas as revenge for getting horsed in the play off game a few weeks back




  13. bournesouprecipe on

    Hrvatski J



    Home from passport office – total no no, one week fast tracked


    – came back in tears, lost the holiday.




  14. Wonder will that bloke at the game in Iceland last year be shouting again for his mate ‘Alan’ ?

  15. bournesouprecipe


    12:11 on


    22 June, 2015





    You may have seen this



    Celtic Scarves








    Excellent site, I had not seen that before,Thanks.








    No,mate. Nothing here. Any chance you can send again?

  17. @bournesouprecipe



    As Paul’s stated before, there is money to be made from transfer dross. I know I usually have a look at any article linking Celtic with a player (apart from the red tops of course)



    Paul Pogba and Van Dijk will be generating a lot of money for non-stories.

  18. The Panatloon Duck



    I sent those two jokes around my workplace here in Dublin. Heard a few loud guffaws across the open plan floor . Thanks for those. Always good to get a laugh of a Monday and for a change its not about Sevco!



  19. The Pantaloon Duck on

    Marti – credit for the first one goes to Neustadt-braw on the last page of the previous article :-)

  20. bellshill tim on

    Hi boys, been lurking for over a year now and finally decided to take the plunge and post! I certainly won’t be as funny or as intelligent as some on here but it would be great to join in!


    Ps, I’m far too good looking to be one!

  21. foghorn leghorn on

    bellshill tim



    12:53 on 22 June, 2015



    Hi boys, been lurking for over a year now and finally decided to take the plunge and post! I certainly won’t be as funny or as intelligent as some on here but it would be great to join in!


    Ps, I’m far too good looking to be one!





    are you Sheena Easton?

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