Weakened Lazio faced Rennes


It looks like Lazio did not prioritise the Europa League this week.  Only four of their starters against Rennes have started more than half their six Seri A games this season, three have yet to start a league game and one, Quissanga has started only once.

Lazio are a point behind rivals Roma in the league and two points off a Champions League spot.

They visit Glasgow in three weeks then face Fiorentina in Florence, who currently have two points less than them, three days later.  The game at Celtic Park might be too heavy a load for Lazio to risk the full first team.

The return leg comes between a visit to Milan, currently 16th (!), and a home game against Lecce, who are one place below Milan.


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  1. Hunderbirds 9.36pm



    Liked your weather report(ing) this morning … surely it’s no good for CQN to be using words like … fractionalisation, pythonesque & Machiavellian … although Machiavellian was some horse :-)

  2. Hunderbirds are Gone on



    Sorry to hear of your health concerns, and I wish you well on your battle.


    Smiley miracles happen every day thing.



  3. Neustadt-Braw


    Can I add my best wishes on your wee challenge, like many have stated your positivity will go a long way in helping you win this battle


    Plus a wee prayer to St Peregrine


    Dear St Peregrine


    You spread good news by your word


    And by your life witnessed to its truth


    In union with Jesus crucified, you endured suffering patiently,


    A tobe healed miraculously of cancer of the leg


    It is God’s will, obtain relief and healing for ” Neustadt Braw and all other cancer sufferers”,


    And keep us all from the dread cancer of sin





    I will light a candle to burn brightly with you at mass in Sacred Heart – Cowie, tomorrow

  4. Hunderbirds are Gone on



    1) Calmac’s pass for Boli


    2) The Maestro’s pass to Morris


    Reading that post back, It does look like I swallowed a dictionary…


    … or should that be imbibed an etymological compendium of words? 🙃



  5. A tobe – sure I wrote


    As to be 👍


    St Peregrine is the patron Saint of cancer sufferers


    I contribute occasionally to the Kiltegan fathers ( St Patrick missionaries) so get their wee prayer cards, which I keep at side of my bed and use regularly

  6. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Reminds me of this old saying…


    … An inclination of the cranium, is as adequate as a spasmodic movement of the eyelid, to an Equine Quadruped devoid of it’s visionary capacity. 😃



  7. Hunderbirds 10.01pm



    Everyday a school day



    For somebody who doesn’t know much a new word or two a day is helpful ;-)

  8. Alasdair MacLean on




    Best wishes from Dingwall.



    Ross County kicking it with every kick you give it!

  9. Celticrollercoaster......Hail, Hail Cesar on




    I am sure it will turn out braw!



    Keep the Faith!!! I will keep you in my prayers







  10. Hunderbirds awe these big words are you the host of “The good old days” 😂



    Hail Hail



    D. :)

  11. Whether Lazio play their reserves or not, they are a more expensively assembled group of footballers than we have got.



    Immobile cost 9m euros and has been transferred for 18m euros to Dortmund- he is still only 29


    Leiva cost £5 million, Berisha 7.5m, Correa 16m, Durmisi 6.5m, Luis Alberto 4m, Bastos 5m, Marco Parolo 4.5m, Milinkovic-Savic 10m, Lazarri 10m, Vavro 10m, Neto 8m, Bruno Jordao 4m, and Acerbi 9.5m, amongst others. Although, we too have a £9m player and a couple of 4-5m players, they have over a dozen of such players. Some of those reserves would be stars with us.



    In recent years Lazio in Europe have managed :-



    2018/19 last 32 Europa


    2017/18- Europa Q-f


    2015/16- Round of 16 Europa


    2013/14- Round of 32 Europa


    2012/13- Q-F Europa


    2011/12- last 32 Europa


    2009/10- 3rd in Europa Group- last time they failed to qualify



    For a team not concentrating on Europe, they have a far superior record to us. As they lie 6th in Serie A with 3 wins and a draw in 6 league fixtures, I have no doubt their strategy will be similar to that of the past decade- Aim to finish high enough in Serie A to be an Italian qualifier for Europe- most likely in the Europa AND go as far in Europa as you can without endangering your league aim. Six of their last 7 campaigns have seen them qualify from their group and 50% of those have seen them get further than our last 32 high water mark.



    I will be pleased enough with a home draw against them and absolutely thrilled if we take all 3 points at home.



    Just because their fans are nasty, does not make me doubt their abilities and experience.

  12. Hunderbirds are Gone on



    Now that is going back in time. Jeez, and we criticise modern TV 😂



  13. Philbhoy – 52 but still as excited as a wean on Christmas Morning every time the hoops are playing😂



    Was that the right show with the host using all those big words and the audience dressed in period clothes???



    D. :)

  14. Neustadt-Braw, thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time for you. You will be uplifted by the many positive messages you have received from so many on here. God be with you.

  15. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Neustadt-Braw – a big cyber-cuddle to you from me and WeeBGFC :-)))))



    Love from us to you.






  16. CRC @ 2013


    Y’all got an email addy for NB that ye can share with me . If so send to my email.


    Had a good chat with him earlier.


    Thanks mate!





  17. Hunderbirds are Gone on



    That guy from The Stylistics who plays for Leicester should have been sent off for that tackle from behind on Salah



  18. An element of the Lazio fans are probably nasty … but we probably shouldn’t judge since I think most of us (I know I did) loved Di Canio in the hoops… am afraid he is probably your biggest Mussolini supporter … I just loved Paulo the footballer :-)

  19. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    Maybe it makes me a lesser man, but don’t I care, glad to see “Mr Chocolate” have a draw snatched away from him at the death on his old stomping ground. Hope Klopp still owes him rent too.



  20. Alasdair MacLean on

    These guys from Stornaway in Lewis have gone from their kitchen in Stornaway to selling out Barrowlands at Celtic Connections this coming January …


    Here’s a (poor) clip from Ullapool (Loopallu) last weekend.


    Not everyone’s cup a tea… but they are mine… (my – I was there!)




  21. SFTB 10.30pm



    I realise you are posting real money at a guess what would you seriously rate our first 11



    Foster (not our player) £10m



    Hatem we paid £1.8m a lot more


    Julien £7m


    Ajer possibly £7m


    Bolingoli we paid £3m a lot more



    Broony £4.4m :-)


    Calmac ?????


    Christie ????


    Forrest ?????


    Johnston ?????



    Edouard £9m going on Dembelle+

  22. even for a Forfar loon …am a bit over whelmed (which normally only happened in the Rasps season when the cousins fae Glesgae visited)……



    thank you this wee braw place we all have ….being Celtic …being Celtic minded…that is what we are and what oor Mithers and Faithers knew would protect and comfort us …



    to all you posters “Bertie” or “Bolingoli”…….I thank you from the top of my soul and all bits scattered aboot…



    smiley I will observe Cantheman burst oot laughing in a chip shop on the east coast surrounded by dafties thing








    ps Weefra my friend best wishes and Gute Besserung….and as ever regards to the Boss




  23. Celticrollercoaster......Hail, Hail Cesar on

    THECELT45 on 5TH OCTOBER 2019 10:38 PM



    Email sent



    Hope you are good my friend?







  24. and a big texas cowboy is picking up the tab ….hahahahhahaha



    smiley only the blue door bit thing





  25. Decided to come on to post a reminder for the POTY thing and noticed the news from NeustadtBraw. Good luck for a full and complete recovery and keep fighting the good fight. My reminder can wait till the morning ;-)

  26. Alasdair MacLean on



    Did ACGR no tell you he got a digit wrong?


    He asked if I’d got a text … after I’d checked everything … he noticed a mistake.. so short answer .. No!

  27. Al MacLean: he did but he corrected it I thought. Get back on to him and I will sort it in the morning.



    Checked out the Stornoway video and loved it. Western Isles are on my bucket list.

  28. Greenwells Glory on

    NEUSTADT-BRAW, Salve salve;- Sorry to hear of your troubles, though I do not post frequently, I am an assiduous lurker to the blog. I wish you the very best in you undoubted recovery, undoubted because I know you will give it your all. Good luck.






    Dum spiro spero

  29. Greenwells …..vielen dank



    smiley you type in actual sentences ….your activity on the blog would wake the teachers thing



    smiley smiley thing




  30. GFTB



    I realise that our guys can fetch even more than you speculated upon. Especially with this heated market next to the EPL.



    But Lazio do buy many more bigger money buys than we do and, above all else, they achieve more in Europe than we do.



    We can beat them but we should not expect to beat them nor think they are not taking the Europa seriously.

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